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  • Tim Burton reflects on ‘Frankenweenie’ box office, plots his next step

     
    It was only Wednesday, but sitting at a small table in the restaurant at the Chateau Marmont, Tim Burton looked ......
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing sailboat, possible hoax

     
    Coast Guard officials said they have been unable to pinpoint the location where a distress call originated reporting what was said to be a sinking sailboat in the ocean south of San Francisco....
  • Distress call from sinking sailboat may be hoax, Coast Guard says

     
    The Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for four people, including two young children, who were believed to be missing after a distress call from what was said to be a sinking sailboat in the ocean south of San......
  • Teacher fired for porn work can appeal to return to classroom

     
    The Oxnard teacher who was fired for appearing in porn movies has until Feb. 13 to decide whether to appeal a decision dismissing her from the classroom, school officials said. The Commission on Professional Competence, in a 47-page report dated......
  • Manti Te'o on girlfriend hoax: 'Embarrassment is big enough'

     
    Breaking his silence, Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o blamed a Palmdale man for an elaborate hoax over a girlfriend Te'o later learned did not exist. Te'o told ESPN Friday night that he was duped. "I hope he learns," Te'o......
  • Manti Te’o sent roses to address linked to alleged hoaxer

     
    Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o sent two dozen white roses to what he thought was his dead girlfriend’s family. Public records show that address was actually a family home of the man publicly identified as the one behind the ruse....
  • Manti Te'o: Woman whose photo was used in hoax claims identity theft

     
    A woman whose photo was used in what has been described as an elaborate hoax involving Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o told a friend her identity was stolen. A Deadspin.com report Wednesday linked a Palmdale man to the incident......
  • Woman pictured in Te'o hoax talks about perpetrator

     
    Two of the people linked to an expansive hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o attended the same Antelope Valley high school, according to the Southern California woman whose photos were used in the ruse. Diane O'Meara, who now works......
  • Man dies from burns received in possible arson fire, LAPD says

     
    A 69-year-old man has died from severe burns that he received when a possible arson fire tore through a San Pedro motel, police said Wednesday evening....
  • Manti Te'o father defends son: 'He's not a liar. He's a kid.'

     
    The father of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o came to his son's defense, insisting the football star played no role in the Internet hoax involving a fake girlfriend. "People can speculate about what they think he is. I've known......
  • Manti Te'o hoax: Alleged mastermind wants therapy, attorney says

     
    Ronaiah Tuiasosopo to speak on Dr. Phil: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend affair, was planning to come clean and reveal the exact nature of his relationship with the football player and his role in the...