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TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies

TV is viewed as holding more promise for screenwriters than movies

Scott Frank likes to call himself “the least bitter writer in Hollywood,” and given how much success he’s had in his 30-year career, you could argue he should be. These days, though, reflecting on the state of the film industry that he loves, he has a hard time sounding upbeat — and in that,…

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Dry-roasting process may turn harmless peanuts into allergy nightmares

Peanuts are one of the most common foods that trigger allergies in people, but a new study suggests that it’s not peanuts that are the problem — it’s the dry-roasting process.

September 22, 2014 3:10 pmLoading…

Islamic State recruits women to ‘have kids and cook’

Months after declaring an Islamic caliphate, the Islamic State, which has seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, is seeking to address a need of any viable nation: women.

September 21, 2014 5:02 pmLoading…
Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

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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Volvo debuts new XC90

Volvo debuts new XC90

The crossover SUV kicks off a barrage of new products from Swedish automaker.

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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…
With ‘The One I Love,’ a relationship gets trippy

With ‘The One I Love,’ a relationship gets trippy

“The One I Love” is a pleasure, with a surprise tucked inside.

September 03, 2014 8:48 am Photos

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Mexico Vigilantes New

APATZINGAN, Mexico — Sporting a semi-automatic assault rifle and a “213” area code tattoo, Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded the passenger bus and checked riders’ IDs.

June 03, 2014 6:08 pm

Returnees from US stand up to Michoacan extortionists

APATZINGAN, Mexico — Sporting a semi-automatic assault rifle and a “213” area code tattoo, Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded the passenger bus and checked riders’ IDs.

June 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Mexico vigilante groups have strong connection to US

Mexico vigilante groups have strong connection to US

Vigilante Cuauhtemoc Espejo boarded a bus near the city of Apatzingan last month to check passenger IDs so that none of the notorious Knights Templar cartel were onboard. 

June 03, 2014 1:51 pmLoading…

Shock lingers after California mass killings

It still seems hard to believe, and Adam Schnee, 22, reflected that Tuesday at this remembrance wall for the six students slain Friday by Elliot Rodger near the University of California-Santa Barbara. Since the deadly rampage, Rodger, who also killed himself, has sparked a flood of online di…

May 27, 2014 4:56 pm

Beaches still a mess 2 years after Sandy

ROCKAWAY BEACH, N.Y. — It was finally starting to feel a little bit like summer, and Crystal de Jesus wanted to spend her day off relaxing at the beach.

May 24, 2014 7:17 pm
Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health-care system

Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA health-care system

Walter “Burgie” Burkhartsmeier, 73, of Suquamish, Wash., is a Navy veteran who did five tours in Vietnam. An MRI showing a serious spinal injury was lost in the VA Puget Sound Health Care System for 18 months.

May 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Call it magic: Clippers go small to pull off big rally, even series

LOS ANGELES — It was over. The game, the series, the season, the best story in basketball.

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Predator drone

Predator drone

Capt. Bill Gugelman, with the 79th Rescue Squadron, talks about the cockpit features of an HC-130 search and rescue aircraft. 

April 25, 2014 11:40 am
With heavy heart, Meb makes history in Boston Marathon

With heavy heart, Meb makes history in Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Before Meb Keflezighi embarked on the 26.2-mile journey Monday to become the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983, he wrote four names on his yellow race bib.

April 21, 2014 5:53 pm Photos

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