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  • Magic Johnson maintains optimism in HIV fight

     
    Magic Johnson maintains optimism in HIV fight...
  • 'Amazing Race' recap: Tippy canoe

     
    "The Amazing Race" recap: In the latest episode of "The Amazing Race," the teams competed in Malawi. In the first challenge, one team member had to pilot a bike taxi carrying a passenger, in turn carrying a couple of fresh fish, to a destination....
  • Two get prison terms for child sex trafficking in San Diego

     
    Two Oceanside men were sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children as part of prostitution rings run by African American street gangs that used social media sites such as Twitter and......
  • Entrepreneurship tough for young adults, poll says

     
    The lagging economy is preventing many young adults from becoming entrepreneurs, according to a new poll released Thursday. A survey of the millennial generation -– those ages 18 to 34 -– found that more than half of those polled either......
  • Greg Smith raising money for 2013 city attorney’s race

     
    A West L.A. lawyer with a track record of winning financial judgments for Los Angeles police officers and firefighters said he is running for city attorney in 2013....
  • Happy Veterans Day: Buy coffee for a soldier (Gary Sinise does)

     
    Veterans Day: Veterans Day is today, so we asked actor Gary Sinise -- a tireless advocate for U.S. servicemen and women -- to tell us how he'd like to see the nation observe this day....
  • On MLK Day, Eric Holder vows to enforce Voting Rights Act

     
    Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. pledges to use the full force of the Justice Department to defend the Voting Rights Act, one of the keystones of the civil rights movement of the 1960s....
  • Los Angeles narrows its search for a fire chief [Updated]

     
    The search for the city of Los Angeles' new fire chief has been narrowed to three candidates, all veterans of the department....
  • Eighth-grade dropout statistics released by state for first time

     
    A typically overlooked corner of the dropout problem became a little more visible Thursday when state officials for the first time released the dropout rate for eighth-graders. Statewide, about 3.5% of eighth-graders -- 17,257 in all -- left school and......
  • Movie Projector: 'Apes' likely to swing higher than 'The Help'

     
    Four new films open in theaters this weekend -- "The Help," horror sequel "Final Destination 5," R-rated comedy "30 Minutes or Less" and "Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" -- but it's unlikely any of them will be able to end the box office reign of "Planet...
  • Sharen Davis: Dressing Southern belles, maids for 'The Help'

     
    Sharen Davis built 50 costumes from scratch for "The Help," finding others through vintage and costume shops. She gave each character her own individual color palette and look, from Southern belle to domestic worker....