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Attackers in Cambrils, Spain, were wearing fake bomb belts, officials say
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:25:00 +0200
Catalan authorities confirmed Friday morning that the five suspects killed in a police shootout in the seaside resort of Cambrils had plowed down pedestrians and police in a car attack and were wearing fake bomb belts. The attack early Friday in Cambrils...
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Kings executives tell season-ticket holders there are ways to improve scoring
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:00 +0200
The Kings’ executive brass started out their “state of the franchise” meeting with season-ticket holders with an intricate presentation on how they will improve their offense. Then general manager Rob Blake unveiled Plan B when he nodded toward...
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To eliminate mistakes, USC acts like a startup: 'I came up with this new app,' Tee Martin says
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:30:00 +0200
Like an entrepreneur entering a venture capitalist’s boardroom, USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin walked into a recent receivers meeting with an announcement."He said, ‘Uh, I came up with this new app,’" receiver Deontay Burnett recalled.As of...
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Fairfield, Conn., pitcher steps up in key situation at Little League World Series
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:25:00 +0200
Chris Cartnick hit four home runs and drove in 10 runs for New Jersey in its Mid-Atlantic regional tournament. Ethan Righter of Connecticut struck out 18 batters in 9 1/3 innings in the New England regional. On Thursday, in the first inning of their...
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Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa to undergo another elbow surgery
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0200
Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Rubby De La Rosa will undergo a second Tommy John surgery. De La Rosa experienced discomfort over the last 10 days, and it was determined he would need the surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow....
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At least 13 killed, 100 injured in Barcelona van attack blamed on 'jihadi terrorism'
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:05:00 +0200
A van plowed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas street on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and leaving scores of bloodied survivors sprawled on the sidewalk in what authorities said was a terrorist attack. The extremist...
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Rankings mean little in U.S. Amateur at Riviera
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:50:00 +0200
There’s a common refrain among golfers that the challenges, nuances and tricky kikuyu rough of Riviera Country Club identify the best players in the game, and it has a list of winners that back that up: Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson,...
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Tensions grow inside ACLU over defending free-speech rights for the far right
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:55:00 +0200
It was 1934 and fascism was on the march not only in Europe but in America. People who admired Adolf Hitler, who had taken power in Germany, formed Nazi organizations in the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union, represented by lawyers who...
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Raiders' Sean Smith arrested, charged with assault in Pasadena
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:40:00 +0200
Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and battery following a July 4 altercation with his sister’s boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced. Smith, 30,...
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Power grid operator offers alternatives to natural gas plant but at higher cost
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:30:00 +0200
The manager of California’s electric grid told state regulators that clean energy could be substituted for a proposed natural gas plant in Ventura County but at a higher cost. A 46-page report issued late Wednesday by the California Independent System...
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Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of a player (rarely) and coach for Rams
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:55:00 +0200
In seven of his 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky did not throw a regular-season pass. He did not play a single snap in five of those seasons, most recently in 2016 when he backed up Matt Stafford with the Detroit Lions. Orlovsky could experience...
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Quarterback Dan Orlovsky assumes role of player and coach for Rams
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:55:00 +0200
In seven of his 12 seasons as an NFL quarterback, Dan Orlovsky did not throw a regular-season pass. He did not play a single snap in five of those seasons, most recently in 2016 when he backed up Matt Stafford with the Detroit Lions. Orlovsky could experience...
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Personal data of 1.8 million Chicago voters accidentally exposed by vendor
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:55:00 +0200
Data on 1.8 million Chicago voters, including addresses, phone numbers and partial Social Security numbers, were left exposed on a downloadable cloud-storage site operated by an Omaha election-services company until a cybersecurity researcher discovered...
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Golf roundup: Matt Every shoots a record-tying 61 to take lead at Wyndham Championship
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:40:00 +0200
Matt Every matched the Wyndham Championship's first-round record with a nine-under-par 61 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead. Every tied the opening-round mark set in 2010 by Arjun Atwal, who went on to win the PGA Tour's final tournament in Greensboro,...
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Cyberattack cost Maersk as much as $300 million and disrupted operations for 2 weeks
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:35:00 +0200
A June cyberattack that snarled shipping terminal operations worldwide — and briefly shut down the Port of Los Angeles’ largest cargo terminal — has cost the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk $200 million to $300 million, the company said...
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It's a 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience for Rancho Santa Margarita team in reaching Little League World Series
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:20:00 +0200
Jonas Novek turned 13 on Thursday. Normally birthdays mean a fishing trip or a visit to the beach.“Anything to do with the water,” his mother Holly says.But this year those plans were canceled because the Rancho Santa Margarita baseball team Jonas...
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Islamic State claims responsibility for van attack in Barcelona that killed 13 and injured 100
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:05:00 +0200
A van plowed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas street on Thursday, killing at least 13 people and leaving scores of bloodied survivors sprawled on the sidewalk in what police said was a terrorist attack. The extremist group...
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As a befuddled batter, Dodgers right-hander Darvish sticks out like a sore thumb
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:50:00 +0200
Yu Darvish began his fifth-inning at-bat Wednesday against Carlos Rodon with one of the most unusual swings ever seen in a major league game, only lightly moving his bat as a low fastball arrived at the plate. Two pitches later, he struck out looking.In...
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Trump shuns healing gestures, redoubling support for Confederate memorials and slamming fellow Republicans
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:45:00 +0200
President Trump, increasingly isolated, appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation as he pushes wider the nation’s longstanding racial and cultural divide to solidify his dwindling base of populist political support. The latest examples came...
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It's a rough day for those competing to be Josh Rosen's backup at UCLA
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:40:00 +0200
It was not the best of times for UCLA’s backup quarterbacks toward the end of practice Thursday.Devon Modster’s third-down pass was knocked away in the end zone and fell incomplete. Matt Lynch fired a pass over the middle that was intercepted. Austin...
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Can white supremacist groups be blocked from raising money online? There's a campaign to try
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:40:00 +0200
For years, Richard Spencer’s white nationalist think tank, the National Policy Institute, was able to accept donations online through its PayPal account and through credit card payments processed by San Francisco startup Stripe. And those online channels...
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There's still time to get eclipse glasses — but you'd better act fast
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:35:00 +0200
Yes, you can still get eclipse glasses. But you’d better hurry. The Great American Eclipse will take place on Monday, with the moon beginning to block the sun right after 9 a.m. Pacific time. No matter where you’re watching it happen — even if you’re...
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Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have a long history of being on the same football field
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:50:00 +0200
Drew Brees and Philip Rivers had been on the same football field hundreds of times before Thursday’s meeting in Costa Mesa.It was when both were trying to establish themselves as NFL starters with the Chargers, a job Rivers took when Brees left San...
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Andrew Heaney expected to start for Angels on Friday
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:40:00 +0200
Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first major league start in more than a year Friday when the Angels begin a three-game series at Baltimore against the Orioles. Heaney had elbow ligament replacement surgery last July and, as recently as spring training,...
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With Trump and Congress increasingly at odds, hopes for Republican legislative agenda fade
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:40:00 +0200
Republicans in Congress have tried to stick with President Trump in hopes that despite politically damaging outbursts from the White House, his pen would ultimately be able to sign their legislative agenda into law. But in the aftermath of Trump’s controversial...
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NantHealth to cut 300 employees, will sell some assets to Allscripts
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth Inc. said it would cut about 300 employees and sell some assets as the biotech company looks to focus on artificial intelligence for cancer treatment. The Culver City company said Thursday that...
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Snap executives sell $9 million worth of stock at first opportunity
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:25:00 +0200
Three of Snap Inc.’s top executives sold their first batch of company shares, picking up an estimated $9.3 million, according to federal disclosures.Employees at the Snapchat maker became free Monday to sell shares awarded through options or other compensation...
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Chanting 'blood and soil!' white nationalists with torches march on University of Virginia
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:30:00 +0200
Chanting "blood and soil,” “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us,” scores of white nationalists holding torches marched across the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Friday night. Scuffles broke out between them...
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Derek Jeter, your new Miami Marlins co-owner
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Derek Jeter was the last captain of the New York Yankees. Now he’ll lead the effort to beat them to a World Series championship. Jeter is the headline name in a group that has reached an agreement to buy the Miami Marlins for $1.2 billion, the Miami...
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A friendly gallery helps Sahith Theegala in the U.S. Amateur at Riviera
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:30:00 +0200
Players in the early rounds of the U.S. Amateur golf championship might have a couple of friends, maybe their parents, walking the course with them, quietly urging them on. The atmosphere almost seems more like a weekend club tournament than the most...
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Kisner, Matsuyama are tied at halfway point of the PGA
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 03:35:00 +0200
He was the basketball player who wasn’t tall enough, the football player who got crushed. So Kevin Kisner, a feisty sort who enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of team sports, took the advice of a high school coach who told him, “I think you...
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President Obama often spoke about race relations in the U.S. Here are some of his words
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:35:00 +0200
After the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump’s statements about white nationalists, neo-Nazis and their opponents drew criticism from some observers who said he failed to adequately address and acknowledge racial discord in the...
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USC's kicking situation is eliciting sighs, and not the good kind
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:00:00 +0200
Upon one of the first mentions of USC’s kicking game during training camp, Clay Helton let out a sigh. “I’m thanking God we’ve got about three more weeks left,” Helton said. The Trojans have struggled to replace Matt Boermeester, who won the...
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Former Laker and local broadcaster Tommy Hawkins dies at 80
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:35:00 +0200
It was the spring of 1985, and the Lakers stood one victory away from avenging a painful history of playoff losses to the Boston Celtics. Watching on television from home, the long-retired Tommy Hawkins — who had played for the Lakers when they moved...
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Eight injured after car plows into group of protesters at white nationalists' rally in Charlottesville
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:35:00 +0200
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency as bloody brawls between white nationalists and counter-protesters broke out at a major far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. At least eight injuries had already been reported...
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'Psycho' Rich Hill is again on display in Dodgers' 4-3 loss to the Padres
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:25:00 +0200
As her husband Rich stepped into the batter’s box, Caitlin Hill lifted her iPhone, centered the camera and pressed record. She was sitting a dozen rows behind Citi Field’s home plate last weekend with their five-year-old son, Brice. Caitlin joked...
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Driven by doubters, Conor McGregor convinced he will beat Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:10:00 +0200
To Conor McGregor, daring to step into the foreign land of a boxing ring to meet the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr., is the latest example of his pursuit to do what few believe him capable of. “This is legacy. This is people doubting me, questioning...
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Lawyer: Baylor settles with woman who said rape was ignored
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:50:00 +0200
The first woman to sue Baylor University over allegations the nation's largest Baptist school ignored or mishandled rape allegations has settled her case, her attorney said Tuesday. Jasmin Hernandez sued Baylor in early 2016, two months before the school...
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A faster, more agile Bolu Olorunfunmi is leading UCLA's rushing attack
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 05:50:00 +0200
UCLA appears to have identified a primary tailback. His name is well known but his lean build and quick burst don’t seem all that familiar. That’s probably a good thing for Bolu Olorunfunmi and the Bruins. Olorunfunmi averaged 3.9 yards per carry...
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Galaxy's Jonathan dos Santos may get starting nod in his home debut
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:55:00 +0200
Jonathan dos Santos is just 26 minutes into his MLS career. But in that short time he said he’s already experienced both surprise and comfort in his new league. “I was really surprised by the ambience in the stadium,” Dos Santos said of his brief...
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North Korean ruler stands down on threat to Guam
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:45:00 +0200
North Korea’s autocratic ruler has decided not to launch missiles toward Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported Tuesday, easing the immediate threat of an attack on the U.S. territory in the western Pacific. The North Korean statement said Kim Jong...
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Kyle Larson ready for busy weekend before NASCAR Cup race at Michigan
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:40:00 +0200
Kyle Larson is ready for a hectic weekend befitting his status as one of racing's rising stars. Larson is set to race in Saturday's Knoxville Nationals, squeezing in the prestigious sprint car event before returning to Michigan to compete in Sunday's...
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Rory McIlroy plays hole just like a duffer, right down the cart path
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:25:00 +0200
It was a shot known to high-handicap golfers, a six-iron bounced along a paved cart path. Only the guy playing it was four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, and he was doing it Friday in the second round of the PGA Championship. On the 592-yard, par-five...
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Stocks rise modestly at end of a roller-coaster week
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:40:00 +0200
Gains by technology companies helped snap a three-day losing streak for U.S. stocks Friday, though the market ended with its worst weekly loss since March. The modest rebound came at the end of a turbulent week on Wall Street as escalating tensions between...
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Uber shareholder group wants early investor off board
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:10:00 +0200
The battle for control of Uber took another unexpected turn Friday when a shareholder group led by some of the company’s top investors reportedly asked for the removal of a key venture capital firm from the ride-hailing giant’s board. The group is...
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Stocks end bumpy week with modest gains
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:25:00 +0200
Stocks managed to post modest gains at the end of a turbulent week that left the market with its biggest weekly loss since March. Technology companies, which suffered the brunt of the selling Thursday, were back in the lead Friday. Apple rose 1.4%. The...
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Raiders' Sean Smith arrested, charged with assault in Pasadena
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:40:00 +0200
Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was arrested Thursday and charged with assault and battery following a July 4 altercation with his sister’s boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office announced. Smith, 30,...
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Inglewood residents, church won't be displaced under new agreement between City Council and Clippers on potential arena
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:05:00 +0200
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr.'s voice rose as three big-screen televisions played slow-motion drone footage of the desolate blocks along West Century Boulevard where the Clippers want to explore building an arena.“That we're even discussing this...
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Norman Xiong, Hayden Wood and Mark Lawrence Jr. share first-round lead in U.S. Amateur Championship
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:55:00 +0200
Norman Xiong, the NCAA freshman golfer of the year at Oregon; Hayden Wood of Oklahoma State; and Mark Lawrence Jr., the Virginia state amateur champion, shot six-under-par 64s Monday to share the first-round lead in stroke play of the U.S. Amateur Championship...
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Rams have hope but see no movement toward Aaron Donald ending his holdout
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:20:00 +0200
The Rams are two weeks into training camp and defensive lineman Aaron Donald continues to hold out for a renegotiated contract. General manager Les Snead said Friday that there was “not any movement” but that “there is hope” a deal would be struck....
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