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The House of Representatives passed a controversial cybersecurity bill as expected on Thursday, moving toward a possible confrontation with the Senate and White House. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, or CISPA, passed by a vote...
WASHINGTON -- Lakers forward Metta World Peace lent his star power – and his personal story – to a Los Angeles congresswoman’s effort to fund mental health services in schools. Just don’t ask him to auction off any more...
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAmid the pomp of Monday’s inaugural ceremonies were a number of visual non-sequiturs, and most of them involved Jay-Z -- at least those not involving the sight of a former American Idol winner up there. There he was, in the same frame as Sen....
Tags: Music, Bill Clinton, Entertainment, Paul Ryan, Beyonce
They all talk about the phone calls — Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they’ve all received from Hollywood’s most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual...
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59. Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
E. Richard "Rick" Brown, the founding director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research who pioneered the collection and wide dissemination of health survey data to influence public policy and was a leading advocate for healthcare reform, has died....
Company TownPG-13 rating is key for success. OWN drags Discovery profits down....
There is no war on Christmas in the U.S. Senate. Sixty senators were exchanging gifts and good cheer – we hope – at a Secret Santa party just off the Senate floor tonight. The bipartisan fete was hosted by Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and...
Tags: Holidays, Mike Johanns, Elections, Christmas, Republican Party
TechnologyCarrier IQ, the beleagured online metrics company that has been accused of installing spy software on millions of smartphones, has broken its silence to say the critics have it wrong. "While a few individuals have identified that there is a......
Show TrackerAnderson Cooper, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dr. Mehmet Oz are three of the influential media personalities participating in this year's "Jeopardy!" Power Players week. The special "Jeopardy" shows will be taped in Washington, D.C....
TechnologyThe Senate on Thursday voted to keep in place the Federal Communications Commission's controversial rules aimed at preserving open Internet access....
Top of the TicketDOMA hearing erupts in laughter when Sen. Al Franken takes down a conservative witness who defended the DOMA...
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