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  • Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude

    Canucks Coach John Tortorella has dropped the rude 'tude
    VANCOUVER, Canada — Anyone who saw John Tortorella's testy, 20-second news conferences when he coached the New York Rangers might have been shocked Monday when he conducted a cordial 20-minute session before the Canucks' morning skate at Rogers...
  • Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options

    Record rebound in home equity gives owners new options
    WASHINGTON — The biggest story in American real estate in 2013 hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, so let's shout this out: Homeowners' net equity holdings soared $2.2 trillion from the third quarter of 2012 to the third quarter of this year,...
  • Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts

    Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype's social media accounts
    AMMAN, Jordan – The pro-Syrian government hacking group, the Syrian Electronic Army, has taken credit for an attack on the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype. Messages accusing Microsoft, Skype's parent company, of passing...
  • Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns

    Insurgents could quickly bounce back in Afghanistan, analysis warns
    WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies warn in a new, classified assessment that insurgents could quickly regain control of key areas of Afghanistan and threaten the capital as soon as 2015 if American troops are fully withdrawn next year,...
  • Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject

    Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject
    Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....
  • Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times

    Chinese magnate says he wants to buy New York Times
    A spotlight-loving Chinese business mogul said Tuesday that he wanted to expand his empire into media by purchasing the New York Times. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune recycling material from torn-down buildings, said he plans to discuss the...
  • Janet Dailey dies at 69; romance novelist overcame plagiarism scandal

    Janet Dailey dies at 69; romance novelist overcame plagiarism scandal
    Romance novelist Janet Dailey, who went from secretary to bestselling author with millions of copies of her books sold worldwide, found herself in the midst of a scandal in 1997 that could have been a career-ender. But in her world, the heroine always...
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle

    Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94; creator of the AK-47 assault rifle
    Interviewers always asked Mikhail Kalashnikov the same question and he always gave the same answer: Yes, he could sleep at night. Quite easily, thank you. Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, a cheap, simple, rugged assault rifle that became the weapon of...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Yes, Virginia' on CBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Yes, Virginia' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Carrie Diaries Weaver (Chris Wood)...
  • South Africa after Mandela

    South Africa after Mandela
    Nelson Mandela was one of the towering figures of the 20th century. Like Martin Luther King Jr. and Mohandas K. Gandhi, he was revered around the globe for his vision and courage, and for the enormous personal sacrifices he made to right the wrongs that...
  • In 'The Apartment,' Greg Baxter uncovers a snowed-under soul

    In 'The Apartment,' Greg Baxter uncovers a snowed-under soul
    "The Apartment," Greg Baxter's absorbing, atmospheric and enigmatic first novel, unfolds in extended paragraphs without chapter breaks on a single snowy mid-December day in a fictional European city that evokes aspects of Vienna, Prague and Budapest....