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Leaks in Ferguson, Mo., police shooting inquiry stir outcry

With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks.

October 22, 2014 5:38 pmLoading…

Report: Child poverty in US highest in 20 years

Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

October 22, 2014 11:59 amLoading…
Review: ‘St. Vincent’ lets Bill Murray run amok

Review: ‘St. Vincent’ lets Bill Murray run amok

Bill Murray runs wonderfully amok.

October 22, 2014 4:58 am Photos

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Hasbro in high spirits over new film

Hasbro in high spirits over new film

Hasbro Studios CEO Stephen Davis, holding a Transformer toy, is photographed among toys and family pictures in his office at their headquarters in Burbank, Calif.

October 21, 2014 3:44 pm

Ukraine denies report it uses cluster bombs

KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian armed forces have never used prohibited weapons such as cluster bombs in their fight against pro-Russia separatists, a military spokesman insisted Tuesday after a rights group reported it had documented a dozen instances when the indiscriminate weapons were used in …

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Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija board

Hasbro in high spirits over prospects for film based on Ouija board

The PG-13-rated “Ouija” is poised to gross $20 million or more at box office through the weekend

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Abortion laws in South Dakota

Abortion laws in South Dakota

Dr. Carol Ball travels to Sioux Falls, S.D., from her Twin Cities home because no one in the state will do the procedure.

October 18, 2014 5:08 pm
HBO blazing online trail; will others follow?

HBO blazing online trail; will others follow?

HBO says it’s planning to take another portentous step.

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The mad scientists behind the zonk prizes on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

The mad scientists behind the zonk prizes on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

LOS ANGELES — Imagine getting paid to make bacon jewelry, build a nacho cheese hot tub, cover lawn chairs in sod.

October 17, 2014 11:59 amLoading…
FCC should help online providers enter pay-TV arena

FCC should help online providers enter pay-TV arena

Customers need easy-to-understand rules.

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Broadcast networks encouraged by better than expected ratings

Broadcast networks encouraged by better than expected ratings

Fox needed help in the TV ratings this fall, and it got some from a nice kid named Bruce Wayne.

October 13, 2014 9:13 amLoading…
Menounos moves, “Major” returning, Sweets’s story

Menounos moves, “Major” returning, Sweets’s story

Maria Menounos left “Extra” amid reports she wasn’t getting along with Mario Lopez.

October 10, 2014 5:51 pm
‘Walking Dead’ premiere finds little sanctuary against despair

‘Walking Dead’ premiere finds little sanctuary against despair

When we last left the heroes of “The Walking Dead,” things looked especially dire. Six-and-a-half months later, things haven’t changed much.

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Review: Chrysler roars back with all-new 200

Review: Chrysler roars back with all-new 200

Sleek sedan has an upscale feel, especially considering the $22,695 base price.

October 03, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Caves home to parties and danger

Caves home to parties and danger

Andre Anderiasian, 18, from left, Gabrielle Isacson, 19, and Nadia Kulenovich, 19, students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, carry sleeping bags after spending the night in one of three small caves.

September 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Angels rout Mariners to clinch playoff berth

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff spot on Monday night, with Matt Shoemaker pitching five-hit ball into the eighth inning of an 8-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

September 15, 2014 5:54 pm
Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

Ukrainian refugees flood into Russia

Tatiana Poludnitsina, left, fled from her home in Ukraine for a tent camp in Russia. She shares a tent with a family of four.

September 14, 2014 2:33 pm
Rice’s career may be over; NFL faces questions

Rice’s career may be over; NFL faces questions

The grainy images, without sound, show a man and a woman in an elevator.

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Theft of pickup tailgates on the rise

Theft of pickup tailgates on the rise

Arizona has the third highest rate of the thefts.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
USC vs Fresno State

USC vs Fresno State

USC quarterback Cody Kessler threw for four TDs and a career-best 394 yards in the Trojans’ 52-13 victory over Fresno State on Saturday, He missed practice Tuesday with a toe issue but expects to play against Stanford.

September 02, 2014 11:00 am
USC spring football

USC spring football

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian will face Fresno State in his debut today. Southern California routed the Bulldogs 45-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl to end last year.

August 29, 2014 5:05 pm
As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

As Americans pig out, bacon sees sizzling price hikes

Butcher Lou DeRosa, owner of Marconda’s Meats in Los Angeles, says he is selling more bacon than ever. Its price has risen at more than three times the rate of inflation since 2008.

August 26, 2014 4:09 pm
LA Unified School District’s $1 billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

LA Unified School District’s $1 billion iPad effort beset by problems, report finds

The internal draft said the effort suffered from a lack of transparency, but it didn’t accuse anyone of wrongdoing.

August 22, 2014 5:48 pmLoading…
NASA prepares for giant leap into privatized space travel

NASA prepares for giant leap into privatized space travel

The shuttle Endeavour was paraded through Los Angeles on its way to a museum in 2012. Since the fleet’s retirement, the U.S. has needed Russia to carry its astronauts into space.

August 21, 2014 7:00 pm
College textbook-shopping tips

College textbook-shopping tips

Students can rent, buy used, buy new or buy the digital version of textbooks. 

August 14, 2014 8:17 pm
In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

In Nebraska, Yazidi community is paralyzed by guilt

Mia Barakat, from left, Sharifa Khalil, with daughter Alayna, and Shahnaz Osso discuss their fears about their relatives who are still living in Iraq.

August 14, 2014 4:33 pmLoading…
Tar-pit volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it

Tar-pit volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it

Volunteer Jack Schwellenbach displays the skull of a saber-toothed cat who was caught in the lethal sludge of Los Angeles’ La Brea Tar Pits.

August 09, 2014 5:56 pm
La Brea a bottomless bonanza for volunteer fossil scrubbers

La Brea a bottomless bonanza for volunteer fossil scrubbers

“We are the first humans to see this stuff,” says one.

August 09, 2014 5:54 pm
Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government

Afghan presidential rivals agree to unity government

Bitter rivals put on genial face during Kerry visit.

August 08, 2014 5:40 pmLoading…
FRIED CHICKEN

FRIED CHICKEN

2Buttermilk soaked adds a nice tan to pan-fried chicken. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

August 08, 2014 12:19 am
Study: Disrupted sleep impacts attention spans, mood swings

Study: Disrupted sleep impacts attention spans, mood swings

Interrupted sleep patterns often have an impact on performance the following day.

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Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

Hamas wary of Israeli truce extension; Gaza death toll tops 1,000

At the start of a 12-hour cease-fire, people scoured the rubble of their homes in the Shajaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, looking for the dead and recovering belongings. The district has been a target of Israeli forces, who have destroyed parts with airstrikes and gunfire.

July 26, 2014 5:45 pm
USC spring football

USC spring football

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian talks with the media after the Trojans played their spring scrimmage at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in April.

July 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Lake Mead

Lake Mead

Just how far the water has fallen in Lake Mead is demonstrated by marks left on the rocks in this April photo.

July 19, 2014 5:21 pm
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

July 18, 2014 7:58 pm

Home builders feeling good about business

Home builders say business is finally looking up.

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Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was largest flying bird

Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing — if you’re a paleontologist. Meet Pelagornis sandersi, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across — so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane.

July 12, 2014 12:44 pmLoading…

Decision fit for a king: James 'coming home'

Four years ago, America’s most celebrated basketball player epitomized the selfish and ego-driven ills of the modern sports world when he used a televised spectacle to abandon his Midwestern hometown team and chase riches and glamour on a faraway beach.

July 11, 2014 7:56 pm
Vending machines go gourmet

Vending machines go gourmet

The Burritobox offers warm burritos on demand. It’s part of a vending-machine trend driven by consumers with increasingly picky tastes who still want convenience on the go.

July 09, 2014 5:07 pm
The unappreciated glories of rice salad

The unappreciated glories of rice salad

Ditch the macaroni and mayo and try rice salad instead.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The unappreciated glories of rice salad

The unappreciated glories of rice salad

Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible, including paella-style rice salad. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

July 08, 2014 1:03 pm
The unappreciated glories of rice salad

The unappreciated glories of rice salad

Rice salads are almost infinitely flexible, including cool rice and cucumber salad. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

July 08, 2014 1:03 pm
Shark attacks man near Southern California beach

Shark attacks man near Southern California beach

A lifeguard helps clear the water Saturday after a man was attacked by a shark nearby in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

July 05, 2014 4:31 pm

UK researchers devise ‘passwords’ you’ll recall

Imagine a whole new type of password — one that lets you dispense with all those numbers, letters and symbols but is still impenetrable to attackers.

June 25, 2014 6:01 pmLoading…
Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

Oklahoma coming to terms with unprecedented surge in earthquakes

Joe and Mary Reneau have discovered new cracks in their patio despite rebuilding it after a 2011 quake in Prague, Okla.

June 21, 2014 2:30 pm

World Cup: United States seeking crucial points, not revenge, against Ghana

NATAL, Brazil — Tim Howard was asked what he remembers most about his last World Cup game in South Africa.

June 15, 2014 6:50 pm

Texas governor stalks Tesla in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — Texas Gov. Rick Perry drove a Tesla Motors electric car past the state Capitol Tuesday afternoon, sending a not-very-subtle message that he’s in a rush to woo Chief Executive Elon Musk to build a $4 billion-plus battery factory in the Lone Star State.

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Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Judge strikes down California teacher tenure

Alex Caputo-Pearl, president-elect of United Teachers Los Angeles, speaks with the media before a press conference voicing opposition to the abolition of tenure.

June 10, 2014 4:58 pmLoading…
NY Rangers at Los Angeles, Game 1

NY Rangers at Los Angeles, Game 1

Los Angeles players celebrate Justin Williams’ game-winning goal in overtime. The Kings rebounded from a 2-0 deficit to send the game to OT.

June 04, 2014 8:58 pm

MLB notebook: Zimmer 'one of the most beloved'; dies at 83

LOS ANGELES — Don Zimmer, a wisecracking sage for some of the most iconic teams in baseball history whose association with the sport extended from Babe Ruth to Derek Jeter, died Wednesday in Dunedin, Fla. He was 83.

June 04, 2014 6:28 pm

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