They went to Syria to fight Islamic State. Now two Americans find themselves in limbo

Former Marine Kevin Howard claimed scores of kills as a sniper volunteering this year with a militia fighting Islamic State in Syria. He wanted to help people, Howard had said this summer, especially Christians who were being persecuted for their faith just as they had been in areas where he had fought with the Marines in Iraq. But this fall, Howard and a fellow American volunteer, Taylor Hudson, grew disillusioned …

Duane Washington makes nine threes to lead Sierra Canyon past Mater Dei

There’s a new basketball star in town, and his name is Duane Washington. The Michigan native transferred to Sierra Canyon. He has already committed to Ohio State, and what he showed off on Saturday in the Rolling Hills Prep tournament was a tremendous shooting ability. He made nine threes and finished with 33 points to help Sierra Canyon defeat Mater Dei, 90-85. Now the Monarchs are still going to be …

Clippers pick up another win, 130-88 over Suns, and another injury

In a season already full of too many health issues, the Clippers were beset by another problem when guard Milos Teodosic injured his left foot late in the second quarter and did not return during his team’s 130-88 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night at Staples Center. Teodosic’s X-rays for a broken foot were negative, the Clippers said. The team also said Teodosic will get an MRI exam …

3 People Ejected From SUV After Crash in Arleta Near 5 Freeway

Emergency responders rush to the scene of an emergency in a file photo. (Credit: MattGush/iStock) Emergency responders rush to the scene of an emergency in a file photo. (Credit: MattGush/iStock) Three people were ejected from an SUV after a two-car collision in Arleta near the 5 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The crash occurred around 9:41 p.m. near the southbound 5 Freeway on-ramp and Osborne Street. The …

The Irish just keep running and running and running over Trojans

It was late in the second quarter when Brandon Wimbush dropped back to pass and suddenly found himself under pressure. The Notre Dame quarterback ducked a rusher and took off, sprinting toward the sideline. Pure speed got him to the corner, where he juked his way into more open space. Twenty-four yards later, Wimbush skittered past yet another defender for yet another big gain against a USC defense that seemed …