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Angels mailbag: Why so many games?

Hello, Angels fans. Your favorite baseball team is off Monday. For a night, their record will rest at 36-37, which translates to an 80-win pace for a full season. If it seems like they have been hovering around .500 all year, it is because they have. As always, there is a plenty to talk about concerning...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:40:00 +0200
When taking Kyrie Irving’s elderly character “Uncle Drew” from a successful run of Pepsi commercials to the star of a feature-length film, the creators gathered some Hall of Fame players as supporting actors. Shaquille O’Neal is the Big Fella,...
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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:10:00 +0200
A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the “restore discs” he made to extend computers’ lives...
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Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of State — and he quickly flies away
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:45:00 +0200
Overcoming a bruising confirmation fight, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s second secretary of State — but the first who Trump says shares his worldview and opinions on Iran, North Korea and other...
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Senate confirms Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of State, and he quickly gets to work
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:45:00 +0200
Overcoming a bruising confirmation fight, the Senate voted Thursday to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s second secretary of State — but the first who Trump says shares his worldview and opinions on Iran, North Korea and other...
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Southwest Airlines forecasts drop in revenue as bookings decline after first fatal accident
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:15:00 +0200
The first fatal accident in the history of Southwest Airlines has pushed bookings down as the nation’s most popular domestic carrier tries to repair damage to its reputation and expedite inspections of virtually its entire fleet of planes. While reporting...
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Hawks GM says coach Mike Budenholzer's departure was 'harmonious'
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:10:00 +0200
Atlanta Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as “harmonious” and “as mutual as parting can be.” Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday, came after many discussions...
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Stock market surges as Facebook, technology companies lead rally
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:40:00 +0200
U.S. stocks are rising Thursday as Facebook leads a big rally for technology companies. The social media platform jumped after its recent data privacy scandal didn't appear to affect business in the first quarter. Other big technology companies also moved...
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Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault in first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:20:00 +0200
Comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a former basketball official at Temple University, a woman decades younger than him who said she had once considered the entertainer a mentor and friend. The verdict...
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It's not just dessert: On eve of Korea summit, a mango mousse's map throws Japan out of joint
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:35:00 +0200
Velvety and decadent, mango mousse may have seemed like a properly regal dish to serve at a historic summit that will bring the leaders of the two Koreas together to discuss weighty issues like nuclear weapons and formally ending the Korean War. If only...
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Track federation issues new definition of female athlete
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:15:00 +0200
International track officials are revisiting controversial territory with a new rule that defines female athletes by their body chemistry. The standards, issued by the International Assn. of Athletics Federations early Thursday morning, were characterized...
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Yawkey Way, the street outside Boston's Fenway Park, will revert to original name
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:15:00 +0200
Boston approved a plan Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park named in honor of a former Red Sox owner some have said was racist. The city's Public Improvement Commission unanimously approved a proposal by current Red...
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Jaguars owner Shad Khan makes an offer to buy Wembley Stadium
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:10:00 +0200
The owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed Thursday that he has made an offer to buy London’s Wembley Stadium. The statement confirmed a report by the Evening Standard. Shad Khan released a statement saying he intends to buy the iconic venue, which...
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Senate narrowly confirms Pompeo as Trump's second secretary of State
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:05:00 +0200
After a bruising confirmation battle, the full Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed CIA Director Mike Pompeo as President Trump’s second secretary of State, a man who Trump said shared his worldview and opinions on key foreign policy issues. The vote...
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Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau the most powerful federal agency ever? Not quite
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:55:00 +0200
Rep. Jeb Hensarling welcomed the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a fellow Republican, to a hearing this month in the same way he did the former Democratic holder of the job — by accusing him of wielding near-dictatorial authority....
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Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau the most powerful federal agency ever? That's debatable
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:55:00 +0200
Rep. Jeb Hensarling welcomed the new director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a fellow Republican, to a hearing this month in the same way he did the former Democratic holder of the job — by accusing him of wielding near-dictatorial authority....
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