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  • UCLA preparing for a noisy game in College Station

    UCLA preparing for a noisy game in College Station

    UCLA doesn’t play Axl Rose and Snoop Dogg songs at earsplitting levels in practice to better familiarize itself with the lyrics. The Bruins are girding themselves for the noise they will hear at various stadiums throughout the season. Nowhere on their schedule figures to be as loud as Texas A&M’s...

  • Speculation swirls that the man who ruled Uzbekistan with an iron fist for 25 years may be dead. Here's what might happen next

    Speculation swirls that the man who ruled Uzbekistan with an iron fist for 25 years may be dead. Here's what might happen next

    Only one man has ruled the Central Asian nation of Uzbekistan since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Islam Karimov was the Uzbek leader even before independence, and he has held on to power for more than a quarter of a century with all the tools at a despot’s disposal, his...

  • Legislation would restrict H-1B visas

    Legislation would restrict H-1B visas

    Companies that depend on H-1B visas for a substantial part of their workforce may soon have a tougher time hiring: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) has introduced legislation to restrict loopholes in their application process. His proposal comes after Southern California Edison Co. laid off about 400...

  • Firefighters on the scene of the Bogart fire

    Firefighters on the scene of the Bogart fire

    California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County Aug. 30, 2016, 4:42 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and disrupted activities at Hearst Castle. Here are some of the fires now burning in California...

  • California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County

    California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County

    California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County Aug. 30, 2016, 4:42 p.m. A rash of fires this summer has destroyed homes, subjected residents to evacuation orders and disrupted activities at Hearst Castle. Here are some of the fires now burning in California...

  • Israel, U.N. exchange barbs over settlement-building and peace with Palestinians

    Israel, U.N. exchange barbs over settlement-building and peace with Palestinians

    A U.N. envoy’s statement suggesting Israel’s expansion of Jewish settlements presents an obstacle to peace with Palestinians distorts history, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday. In a report to the U.N. Security Council in New York, Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov...

  • This year's state test scores: a mixed report card

    This year's state test scores: a mixed report card

    To the editor: Looking at and evaluating “students meeting standards” between ethnic groups is important, of course. However, without also looking at differences in home situations and reaching into them, gains in test scores will continue to be minimal. (“State test scores up, but most students...

  • More turbulence over Santa Monica airport closure vote

    More turbulence over Santa Monica airport closure vote

    To the editor: I am not a big fan of flying, but I believe the city of Santa Monica’s effort to close its airport is very shortsighted and wrong. (“Santa Monica again seeks to close airport,” Aug. 25) Residents living around the airport have complained about its existence for decades; however,...

  • 'Don't Breathe' likely to beat 'Light Between Oceans' and 'Morgan' in Labor Day box office

    'Don't Breathe' likely to beat 'Light Between Oceans' and 'Morgan' in Labor Day box office

    A pair of new movies shows little promise of unseating last weekend’s surprise horror hit “Don’t Breathe” from the top of the domestic box-office charts, as Hollywood’s rocky summer blockbuster season limps to its quiet close.  “Don't Breathe,” the $10-million home invasion thriller from Sony Pictures’...

  • The 'bad hair' blues know no racial barriers

    The 'bad hair' blues know no racial barriers

    To the editor: Unfortunately, the “bad hair” blues are sung by members of all ethnic groups.   (“The ‘bad hair’ barrier for blacks,” Opinion,  Aug. 24) I am a Jewish American woman with Eastern European roots, and my sisters had curly hair, so they had it straightened while I, with straight hair,...

  • Time to fund 'permanent housing' for homeless

    Time to fund 'permanent housing' for homeless

    To the editor: Permanent housing with services is a proven, cost-effective approach to moving people from homelessness to stability, and opposing Proposition H will only let this crisis continue to worsen. (“The wrong way to fix homelessness in L.A.,” Opinion, Aug. 24) The nonprofit affordable...

  • Even with fewer games, 'Thursday Night Football' is still all right for CBS

    Even with fewer games, 'Thursday Night Football' is still all right for CBS

    For CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, half of an “NFL Thursday Night Football” package is better than no package at all. “Would we have liked the whole package?” McManus said Tuesday at the network’s media briefing ahead of the NFL season. “I guess we would have.” CBS is getting the first five...

  • 'Doctor Strange' video explains what 'Doctor Strange' is actually about

    'Doctor Strange' video explains what 'Doctor Strange' is actually about

    Marvel has released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette explaining “Doctor Strange,” because let’s be real — nobody really knows exactly what this movie is going to be about. The brief clip includes Chiwetel Ejiofor talking Karl Mordo and Tilda Swinton explaining how the Ancient One deals...

  • Stocks edge down as investors await jobs report

    Stocks edge down as investors await jobs report

    Stocks fell slightly Tuesday in another quiet day on Wall Street. Hesitant investors remained on the sidelines as a slow summer winds down. Shares of the candy company Hershey plunged after it walked away from a merger proposal, and Apple slipped after the company was hit with a large tax bill...

  • Lawmakers offer tax amnesty to pot shops but also threaten to withhold their licenses to operate

    Lawmakers offer tax amnesty to pot shops but also threaten to withhold their licenses to operate

    Estimating that two-thirds of the medical marijuana stores in California have failed to pay sales taxes, state officials on Tuesday took a carrot-and-stick approach to persuade pot shops to pay the $106 million owed. With the state preparing to license medical marijuana shops in 2018, the Assembly...

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