After Israel-Hamas war ends, two-state solution will face head winds

TEL AVIV —  When the Israel-Hamas war ends, the larger, decades-old issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will remain festering, and, in the opinion of many, essential to resolve unless the cycle of death and destruction is to be repeated eternally. Within the Biden administration, and among European allies and throughout the Arab world, the answer is … Read more

George Santos expelled from Congress

WASHINGTON —  Rep. George Santos, the New York Republican under felony indictment in connection with fraud, money laundering and other crimes, was expelled from the House on Friday, becoming only the sixth lawmaker ever forcibly removed from the chamber. The vote is a dramatic bookend for Santos’ 10-month tenure in Washington, following revelations by the media … Read more

Solar panels could save California. But they hurt the desert

High above the Las Vegas Strip, solar panels blanketed the roof of Mandalay Bay Convention Center — 26,000 of them, rippling across an area larger than 20 football fields. From this vantage point, the sun-dappled Mandalay Bay and Delano hotels dominated the horizon, emerging like comically large golden scepters from the glittering black panels. Snow-tipped … Read more

The much-hyped Newsom-DeSantis debate proves to be a dud

The prodigiously hyped debate between Gavin Newsom and Ron DeSantis was never going to be more than a diversion, a brief sideshow running parallel to the main attraction — the actual campaign for the White House. California’s Democratic governor is not a candidate for president, as he has oft stated and reiterated several more times … Read more

Josh Giddey plays vs. Lakers while police investigate him

Josh Giddey was in the Oklahoma City Thunder starting lineup when the Lakers visited Thursday night, two days after Newport Beach police said they were conducting an investigation of allegations that the third-year NBA player had an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl. On the day authorities said they launched an inquiry into the 21-year-old … Read more

SI says Deion Sanders was ‘easy choice’ as Sportsperson of the Year

Deion Sanders has been named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year — and some people think that’s bull junk (to use one of Coach Prime’s signature phrases). Stephen Curry received the honor last year after leading the Golden State Warriors to the NBA title for the fourth time. Tom Brady got the nod in 2021 … Read more

UCLA coach John Wooden to be honored with postage stamp in 2024

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden left his stamp on college basketball, coaching the Bruins to 10 national championships and four undefeated seasons while inspiring generations with his “Pyramid of Success” method of coaching. Soon fans will have an actual stamp to remember him by. The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it will feature … Read more

La révélation de la semaine : Un acteur talentueux à suivre de près

La révélation de la semaine : Un acteur talentueux à suivre de près Cette semaine, nous avons eu le privilège de découvrir un nouvel acteur qui nous a véritablement éblouis par son talent et sa présence sur scène. Il s’agit de Pierre Martin, un jeune comédien français qui promet de faire parler de lui dans … Read more

Tickets approach $1 million for first Biden Hollywood fundraiser since end of strikes

Next week’s Hollywood fundraiser for President Biden, his first in-person soiree here since the end of the entertainment-industry strikes dried up the traditional wellspring of campaign money, is expected to draw big-names donors spending as much as nearly $930,000 each in support of the Democratic leader’s bid for reelection. Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and … Read more