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  • Jeff Robinov's new friends. Fox wants big bucks for '24' return.

    Jeff Robinov's new friends. Fox wants big bucks for '24' return.
    After the coffee. Before trying out a new dentist. The Skinny: Another intense episode of "The Americans" on Wednesday night. It almost made me forget the 20 minutes of "Mixology" I forced myself to endure. Almost. Thursday's roundup includes former...
  • In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain

     In time of drought, turning to Native traditions to plead for rain
    SAN JUAN BAUTISTA, Calif. — The woman in line at the bank said she had already sold all her cattle and was now selling her land. It was one too many tales of drought hardship for Laynee Reyna, also known as She Who Makes Things Happen — a...
  • Senate Democrats proposing revamp of campaign, gift laws

    Senate Democrats proposing revamp of campaign, gift laws
    SACRAMENTO -- Countering a series of scandals, including criminal charges against two of its members, state Senate Democrats plan Thursday to propose sweeping changes to the state Political Reform Act, including stricter limits on accepting gifts and...
  • Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church

    Pope Francis' popularity not bringing more into Catholic Church
    Pope Francis is one of the best-known religious figures in the world, but a new Pew Research poll seeking to quantify his popularity raises questions about the so-called Francis effect. The poll found an overwhelming embrace of Francis, who has been...
  • Actors and talent managers clash over ethics code

    Actors and talent managers clash over ethics code
    Actors and talent managers are sparring -- over a proposed code of ethics. SAG-AFTRA on Tuesday unveiled a "Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct" designed to promote "honest and ethical relationships between the union’s members and the...
  • Holocaust survivor sues Germany in claim to a work in Nazi art trove

     Holocaust survivor sues Germany in claim to a work in Nazi art trove
    Dismayed at how German authorities have handled a ballyhooed seizure of suspected Nazi-looted art, an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor from New York City is suing them for the return of a painting he says was stolen in the late 1930s from his great uncle in...
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says
    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • Ellen DeGeneres salami? One company's quest to make meat from celebrity tissue samples

    Ellen DeGeneres salami? One company's quest to make meat from celebrity tissue samples
    It may sound like the makings of a bad science fiction movie: A company that harvests human tissue to make meat products such as salami. But a new start-up called BiteLabs is claiming to want to make human test-tube meat a reality. And they want to use...
  • In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far

    In Mexico, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Spanish goes far
    MEXICO CITY — When historians write about 21st century Los Angeles, they'll probably observe that Eric Garcetti was the second Spanish-speaking L.A. mayor in a row to make an official visit to the Mexican capital. They may also note how trips such...
  • Ethics panel to delay its investigation of Sen. Calderon

    SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate’s ethics panel will delay its investigation into Sen. Ronald S. Calderon to avoid interfering with a federal prosecution of the lawmaker on corruption charges, the panel’s chairman said Tuesday. The Senate...
  • Obama says budget reflects values with money for schools, job training

    Obama says budget reflects values with money for schools, job training
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that increases spending on early childhood education, job training, high-tech manufacturing and urban redevelopment in an effort to shrink the gap between rich and poor. “Our...