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Despite California privacy law, marketers are still scheming to snatch your data
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
If anyone should be capable of communicating in plain English, you’d think it would be the Assn. of National Advertisers, an organization of nearly 2,000 companies, representing 25,000 brands, that touts itself as “the voice of the marketer.” I...
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Arizona State to expand into downtown L.A. at historic Herald Examiner building
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Students from Arizona State University’s journalism school will soon be typing away in the Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the long-vacant home of one of the great newspapers founded by legendary media mogul William Randolph Hearst....
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They call it the canicula . In this Texas border town, the peak of a deadly summer is surrounded by superstitions
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
This week marks the end of the dog days of summer, the 40 hottest days of the year known along the south Texas border as the canicula. Canicula is Latin for “dog star,” a reference to the Canis Major constellation that appears above the sun during...
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Federal judges appointed by Trump are starting to leave their mark
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
In 2015, Donald Zimmerman, a conservative city councilman in Austin, Texas, tried a novel strategy to win reelection: suing his own city. Zimmerman thought the city’s $350 limit on municipal campaign donations violated the 1st Amendment. A federal judge...
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Once their rallying cry, Obamacare is suddenly a sticky campaign issue for Republicans
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
For the first time in nearly a decade, Republicans are heading into a national election divided and defensive over healthcare, the very issue that once propelled them to majorities in the House and Senate. After failing to deliver on their years-long...
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Kenley Jansen struggles in his return to mound as Dodgers lose 5-3
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 08:45:00 +0200
Kenley Jansen had waited 11 days for this moment, slogging through an excruciating stint on the disabled list because of a heart issue while his fellow relievers stumbled without him. His much-heralded return on Monday night was not what he or the Dodgers...
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Dave Roberts remains himself amid pressure to change
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:55:00 +0200
Listen in to the postgame show on the Dodgers’ flagship station and take note of how the callers describe Dave Roberts. You’ll swear they’re not talking about the same manager they praised over the same airwaves last year. On any particular night,...
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NFL: Flacco, Jackson throw touchdowns to help Ravens ruin Andrew Luck's homecoming
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:30:00 +0200
Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass in the first half, Lamar Jackson added another in the second half and the Baltimore Ravens ruined Andrew Luck's Indianapolis homecoming by topping the Colts 20-19 on Monday night. Flacco looked sharp, going 7 of 9 for...
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College football notes: Urban Meyer’s fate to be decided in meeting
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:20:00 +0200
Ohio State trustees set a private meeting for Wednesday to talk about the future of coach Urban Meyer as the university seeks to quickly move past a scandal that has consumed the football program for nearly a month. Meyer has been on leave during an investigation...
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Rams sign right tackle Havenstein to a four-year contract extension
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:15:00 +0200
The Rams on Monday ensured that another key element of their offense would remain in place for the long term and moved closer to taking a chance that a defensive player with a productive but bumpy history will fit in to a team with Super Bowl aspirations....
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China rankled by the Taiwanese president's visit to NASA
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:50:00 +0200
China has protested a visit Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made Sunday to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The visit, made on a stopover from a trip to Central and South America, marked the first time a Taiwanese leader has been to an official...
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MLB: White Sox manager Rick Renteria taken to hospital
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:40:00 +0200
Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria was taken to a hospital after complaining of lightheadedness Monday. The 56-year-old Renteria was at the ballpark when the issue arose and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis as a precaution....
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For USC's Clayton Bradley and his family, love is the name of the game
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 05:10:00 +0200
The cocktail waitress was not who she seemed, a 21-year-old with her life laid out in front of her, limitless. The barfly was not who he seemed, a stocky and cocky former running back who loved the party life and was not ready for any real responsibility....
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Sewell Chan named Los Angeles Times deputy managing editor
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 03:40:00 +0200
Sewell Chan, a New York Times reporter and editor, on Monday was named a deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, where he will assume a key position in a newly minted leadership team when he joins the organization in late September. The Times...
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Corey Liuget's suspension turns out to be a lesson of substance for the Chargers' defensive tackle
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:50:00 +0200
Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget had been a professional long enough to know the news wasn’t going to be good. The envelope had the NFL’s seal printed on it. The word “confidential” was there. It sat in his locker at the team’s facility....
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Mexico's outgoing President Peña Nieto and President-elect Lopez Obrador vow to work together despite differences
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:45:00 +0200
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his once-fierce rival, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Monday pledged cooperation in confronting the nation’s challenges despite differences on issues such as education reform and a controversial...
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Inflation approaches 1 million percent. The minimum wage will rise 3,500%. This is today's Venezuela
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:20:00 +0200
Maria Celeste Molina warily pulled cash from a downtown ATM and stuffed the bolivars in her purse. Come tomorrow, she had no idea what they might buy. “I need the cash to travel tomorrow,” the 24-year-old university student said. “But I don’t...
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Fully healthy, UCLA's Jaelan Phillips can't wait to get the season started
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 02:15:00 +0200
No, Jaelan Phillips wanted everyone to know, he was not being careless with a scooter when he sustained a wrist injury that forced him to watch spring practice in a yellow jersey. “Imma clear things up about this ‘scooter accident’ thing,” the...
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Chargers' Virgil Green just blocks out the rumors
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:50:00 +0200
Nine tight ends and 203 players were taken before him in the NFL draft. So now, about to begin his eighth season, Virgil Green is hardly worried about a player who isn’t even with the Chargers at the moment. “I’ve made it in this league by grinding,”...
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Sparks, Lynx will rematch past two WNBA Finals in win-or-go-home playoff game
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:45:00 +0200
The Sparks are used to meeting the Minnesota Lynx in the playoffs. And they're used to it all coming down to one game. Just not this early. The teams met in the WNBA Finals in 2016 and 2017, as well as the 2015 Western Conference Finals, with the Sparks...
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U.S. businesses beg Trump team for relief from tariffs as trade war with China rolls on
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:40:00 +0200
The Trump administration is moving forward this week with plans to impose tariffs on a wider array of Chinese imports even as it explores the possibility of a negotiated resolution of its deepening trade conflict with China. On Monday, the U.S. trade...
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Trump administration's rewrite of Clean Power Plan will be a boon to the coal industry
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:10:00 +0200
The Trump administration is poised Tuesday to unveil a sweeping rewrite of emissions rules for power plants that would be a boon to the coal industry, laying the groundwork for a revival of the most polluting facilities and abandoning Obama-era mandates...
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Next Clippers analyst needs a scrub — and should know exactly who they're working for
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 01:05:00 +0200
When reports started surfacing a week ago that the Clippers were fixing to fire Bruce Bowen after only one season as the game analyst on their Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket telecasts, a confusing array of semaphore red flag signals came with it. Technically,...
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Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is cleared to pitch
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:50:00 +0200
Kenley Jansen, sidelined since Aug. 9 because of symptoms related to an irregular heartbeat, was cleared to pitch after a follow-up visit with his cardiologist on Monday, providing a huge boost to a Dodgers bullpen that has floundered in the absence of...
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PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion as sugary soft drinks lose popularity
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:30:00 +0200
PepsiCo Inc. agreed to buy fizzy-drinks dispenser SodaStream International Ltd. for $3.2 billion, sending the company synonymous with sugary sodas into the homes of more health-conscious consumers. PepsiCo will pay $144 a share in cash for the Israeli...
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Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0200
A Kansas archaeology professor believes he's found the lost city of Etzanoa, spurring a rethinking of traditional views on the Native Americans' early settlement of the Midwest.
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Former Raiders cornerback Sean Smith leaves jail after serving 5 months for Pasadena assault
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:40:00 +0200
Former Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was released from jail Tuesday after serving five months for a felony assault in Pasadena. The Raiders cut Smith on the day before he pleaded no contest to the assault in Los Angeles County Superior Court in...
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Yasiel Puig's antics are detrimental to the Dodgers — and flat-out annoying
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:30:00 +0200
It has reached the point where the most amazing thing about the tiresome Yasiel Puig are the excuses people in this town will make for him. When he misses a cutoff man, hey, can you blame him, he has such a great arm! When he makes a baserunning error,...
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Red Sanders' impact on UCLA football has lasted well past his death, 60 years ago Tuesday
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
The darkest day in UCLA football history started with a coaches’ luncheon on campus. While Ohio State’s Woody Hayes, Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson and other top college coaches assembled in Chicago for a yearly all-star game, Henry Russell “Red”...
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MLB: James Paxton is put on Seattle’s DL
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:35:00 +0200
Left-hander James Paxton was put on the disabled list Wednesday by the Seattle Mariners because of a forearm bruise. Paxton was struck by a line drive by Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie in the first inning Tuesday night. X-rays were negative....
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Scantily clad models — long a fixture in Mexico — are banned at official events in Mexico City
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
They are a common feature at government and corporate events across Mexico: Young female models in high heels and tight clothing whose primary function seems to be to serve as eye candy. For years, the employment of “edecanes,” or hostesses, has angered...
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Judge guts FTC's $4-billion lawsuit against DirecTV
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:35:00 +0200
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission failed to convince a federal judge in San Francisco that DirecTV should pay nearly $4 billion in restitution to customers for allegedly misleading consumers about the costs of programming packages. The judge didn’t...
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Elon Musk says Tesla's goal is to destroy oil industry, but he wants to infuse Tesla with oil money
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 19:45:00 +0200
Elon Musk has always hated the fossil-fuel industry. His stated mission for Tesla Inc. is to hasten that industry’s demise, and more than once he has blamed the “unrelenting and enormous” power of oil interests for sabotaging his efforts. But now,...
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Sean McVay and Jon Gruden hold their cards close to their chests as Rams defeat Raiders 19-15
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:05:00 +0200
Defensive lineman Michael Brockers wants to play. So does safety John Johnson. They are among Rams starters who watched from the sidelines during the first two preseason games, including Saturday’s 19-15 victory over the Oakland Raiders at the Coliseum....
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No timetable for Josh Fields' return to Dodgers bullpen
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:40:00 +0200
Dodgers reliever Josh Fields pitched in a minor-league game Friday for the fourth time this month. After three outings in the rookie-level Arizona Summer League, he shifted his rehabilitation to triple-A Oklahoma City and threw a scoreless inning against...
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California could scrap mandatory cancer warning labels on coffee in 2019
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:25:00 +0200
Starbucks will be serving gingerbread lattes by the time state regulators decide whether coffee should come with a cancer warning. The California agency in charge of regulating carcinogenic substances held its last hearing at which public comments would...
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Rene Rivera returns from DL, homers in 9th as Angels sweep Padres
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 06:25:00 +0200
Rene Rivera hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning in his return from a long stay on the disabled list, and the Angels completed a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres with a 3-2 victory Wednesday night. Reinstated from the 60-day DL before the...
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Benches clear and the Dodgers' bullpen gives it up yet again in 2-1 loss to Giants
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:30:00 +0200
The game had crept into the seventh inning, another warm and stuffy evening in Los Angeles, the crowd still, with no sign of runs or life from the Dodgers. And then, an explosion of emotion. A player roared. A team roared to life. A stadium roared to...
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Golf: Brandt Snedeker leads Wyndham with play held up due to weather
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:50:00 +0200
Brandt Snedeker held a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Wyndham Championship when the third round was suspended because of severe weather. Snedeker was 16 under for the tournament with 11 holes left in the round at the final event of the PGA Tour's regular...
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Three up, three down: The Mets have done it all this year, except win
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:30:00 +0200
A look at what’s trending in Major League Baseball this week: THREE UP One shining moment: The New York Mets have done it all this season, except win. GM Sandy Alderson stepped down to fight a recurrence of cancer. Manager Mickey Callaway appeared unaware...
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Most corporate travel managers don't let employees book cheap, no-frills fares. Here's why
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
Travel managers for big corporations love saving money, but most won’t let their employees book the cheapest fares on business trips and the reason may have to do with how much workers can get done in the cramped, back-of-the-plane seats. That was one...
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A look at the top high school football games Friday night
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:10:00 +0200
Friday’s top games San Fernando at Mission Hills Alemany, 7 p.m.: San Fernando could be the prime challenger to Narbonne in the City Section. The Tigers won Division I last season and have lots of returnees, speed and size. Alemany is debuting under...
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A fired-up Steve Ballmer is preaching a message of better days ahead — and Clippers fans are believing
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
Steve Ballmer bounced out to center stage, punching his fist in the air and soaking up roars from a gathering of Clippers’ season ticket holders and fans. “Let me be clear,” the team’s owner proclaimed in a booming voice. “I’m fired up tonight.”...
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Defense rests in Manafort trial without presenting witnesses
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:30:00 +0200
Paul Manafort’s lawyers said Tuesday they would rest their case without putting him on the stand or calling any other witnesses, gambling that federal prosecutors have not convinced the jury that President Trump’s former campaign chairman is guilty...
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Patriots fans are unlikely to avoid this reminder of Super Bowl loss to Eagles near Gillette Stadium
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:30:00 +0200
It’s pretty safe to say that the New England Patriots and their fans haven’t forgotten what happened the last time the team played the Philadelphia Eagles. That would be Super Bowl LII back in February, when quarterback Nick Foles and the Eagles upended...
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Britain's Boris Johnson may have finally crossed the line — or maybe it's just Boris being Boris
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:00:00 +0200
Ever since he was left dangling from a zip line stretching over a London park during the 2012 Olympics, it has been hard to take Boris Johnson too seriously. With his floppy blond hair, disheveled suits and penchant for using inflammatory language, he...
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Egypt's summertime escape: White sand beaches and designer cocktails, but no room for the public
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:00 +0200
Kiki’s Beach Bar offers cool breezes and $14 designer cocktails. But good luck getting in — unless you’re famous, or, better yet, know someone who works the door. But exclusivity, of course, is a draw for Cairo’s junior beau monde, which on Thursday...
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MLB: Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes on 10-day disabled list
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:30:00 +0200
Chris Sale understands it's a perfect time for the Boston Red Sox to be cautious with his troublesome shoulder. He's just frustrated that he's back on the disabled list. Boston returned the ace lefty to the 10-day disabled list Saturday after just one...
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Dodgers had the depth to survive key injuries in the past; Kenley Jansen is a different story
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0200
When the New York Mets spent the first pick of the 1961 expansion draft on a catcher, manager Casey Stengel explained why. “You gotta have a catcher,” he said, “or you’re gonna have a lot of passed balls.” There was a similar mystery, if not...
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13 former U.S. spy chiefs accuse Trump of trying to stifle free speech and politicize intelligence
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:00 +0200
In a remarkable rebuke to President Trump, 13 former U.S. intelligence chiefs have signed a harshly worded letter in support of former CIA Director John Brennan after Trump abruptly revoked his security clearance. "We feel compelled to respond in the...
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