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  • Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier

    Supreme Court sides with airline against booted frequent flier
    WASHINGTON — Airline customers complain about being mistreated daily, but Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg took his grievance all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Unfortunately for Ginsberg, the court sided Wednesday with Northwest Airlines Inc.,...
  • Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear

     Advantages of glass bottles over plastic become clear
    There's a reason wine and spirits are stored in glass: purity of taste. Plastic (and, to a lesser degree, metal) can impart various "flavors" into the liquids it comes into contact with. But that's just one reason that glass is an increasingly popular...
  • Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia

     Michael McFaul — an eye on Russia
    Michael McFaul was a scholar from Montana when he made his first trip to the West's Cold War enemy, the Soviet Union. Thirty years later, he was President Obama's chief Russia expert, then the United States ambassador in Moscow. He left the ambassadorship...
  • EDD makes big improvements in phone service

    EDD makes big improvements in phone service
    SACRAMENTO — They're finally answering phones at California's beleaguered unemployment benefits agency. Four months ago, 9 out of 10 callers couldn't reach a live staffer at the Employment Development Department, according to official call logs....
  • Apple and Samsung make opening statements in second patent case

    Apple and Samsung make opening statements in second patent case
    SAN JOSE -- Setting aside all the technicalities of patent law and intricate technologies in smartphones, the second trial involving Apple and Samsung comes down to each side trying to stick the other with an unflattering label. During opening...
  • Controversial FHA payoff rule to end

    WASHINGTON — Can you be charged interest on your mortgage even after you've fully paid it off? Can the meter keep running when you owe the bank nothing — your principal balance is zero? Surprise! Much to the chagrin of large numbers of...
  • Virtual reality grows up, in Southland's backyard

    Virtual reality grows up, in Southland's backyard
    It's long been the stuff of science fiction, the ability to wear a headset and feel as if you're in another world. Creating an affordable virtual reality device for the mass market has been the holy grail of sorts for game developers and futurists....
  • California gives further reprieve for Obamacare sign-ups

    California gives further reprieve for Obamacare sign-ups
    Overrun by last-minute demand for Obamacare coverage, California gave many consumers until April 15 to enroll as thousands of people across the nation endured long lines and website troubles. Despite the problems, the late surge in sign-ups was a...
  • Letters: So, junior, this is a checkbook

    Re “Payday loans a ‘revolving door,'” March 25 It is indeed sad that an increasing number of folks are getting stuck in the cycle of payday loans. This problem is not only a symptom of a still anemic economy but also the result of a...
  • Cooling system outage shuts down DWP website, impairs call center

    Cooling system outage shuts down DWP website, impairs call center
    A cooling system outage Monday shut down the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website, crimped the capacity of its customer call center and prevented people from using a new feature to leave their number and get a call back. Spokesman Joseph...
  • U.S. orders rear cameras for new cars

    U.S. orders rear cameras for new cars
    After years of delays, U.S. safety regulators have announced that backup cameras will be required in new U.S. vehicles by May 2018. The move comes just a day before a court of appeals was to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought against the government...