Monday, December 18, 2017
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Blake Griffin and the Clippers got a bit of good news amid the bad they received Tuesday when they found out that their power forward had sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament injury to his left knee. Of course that was the bad news, because Griffin could be out up to two months with...
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UCLA coach Steve Alford indicated Tuesday that he would have input on the length of the suspension being served by the three freshmen who admitted shoplifting from stores inside an upscale mall in China earlier this month. Freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill have been suspended indefinitely...
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Less than a month after its top news executive, Mike Oreskes, resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct, National Public Radio has lost another senior editor after female journalists accused him of sexual harassment. David Sweeney has stepped down from his role as NPR’s chief news editor...
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President Trump, the self-professed deal-maker, once again has dealt a setback to a bipartisan legislative deal — this time with potentially significant consequences: the threat of a government shutdown. Hours before a scheduled Oval Office meeting with congressional leaders to discuss a packed...
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AT&T is accusing the U.S. Justice Department of “improper selective enforcement” of antitrust laws in its attempt to block the telecommunications giant’s proposed purchase of media company Time Warner Inc. AT&T on Tuesday filed its response to the Justice Department’s high-profile lawsuit that...
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A few weeks ago, the Arizona Cardinals looked as if they would be only a minor diversion on the Rams’ road to the playoffs. Cardinals star running back David Johnson has been sidelined since Week 1 because of a wrist injury. Quarterback Carson Palmer’s season ended when he suffered a broken arm...
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Scientists say they’ve unearthed fossil remains of a sea cow that lived in the shallow waters off Southern California's Channel Islands some 25 million years ago. The fossil skull and rib cage were discovered last summer on Santa Rosa Island, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, the National...
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Infiniti's new QX50 luxury crossover leaps into the hot-hot midsize SUV segment with something new under the hood - the world's first variable compression ratio engine.
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Half of the Americans recently diagnosed with HIV had been living with the virus for at least three years without realizing it, missing out on opportunities for early treatment and in some cases spreading it to others, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
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North Korea on Wednesday test-launched a ballistic missile for the first time since September, its latest provocation that could further strain tensions with the international community. The launch occurred at 3:17 a.m. from Pyongsong, in South Pyongan province, and the missile flew into the East...
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Residents in the Antelope Valley woke up Tuesday morning to freezing temperatures and frost on their cars. A cold front brought teeth-snapping, cold wind to Southern California, a typical pattern for the area this time of year, according to National Weather Forecasters. Antelope Valley temperatures fell between 25 and 29 degrees for two or more hours late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. The cold snap comes less than a week after the region broke records for the warmest Thanksgiving. A hard freeze watch, signaling temperatures of 28 degrees or less for at least two straight hours, was issued for the Antelope Valley. But the freezing cold won’t last too long. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid-70s across most of Southern California.
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A federal judge on Tuesday refused to block President Trump's move to appoint budget director Mick Mulvaney to serve as the temporary leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, denying a request by a high-ranking agency employee that she be put in charge instead. In turning down Leandra...
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A court in China sentenced a man from Taiwan to five years in prison Tuesday over his advocacy of democracy, a verdict that could drive the rival governments further apart instead of nudging them toward Beijing’s eventual goal of unification. A court in southern city of Yueyang convicted Lee Ming-che,...
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Wayne Cochran, the “blue-eyed soul” singer known for his towering pompadour, has died of cancer at his Florida home. He was 78. The singer, who was called the “White Knight of Soul” for songs like “Last Kiss,” saw his heyday in the 1960s and ’70s. He had fans from the Blues Brothers to Rod Stewart...
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FKA Twigs' new merchandise range accompanies the second installment of her Instagram digizine, Avantgarden.
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The accused ringleader of the Benghazi attacks was convicted Tuesday of terrorism-related charges but found not guilty of multiple counts of murder in armed attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, in September 2012. Despite being acquitted on the most serious...
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Who can fathom the inscrutable ways of Grammy when it comes to classical nominations? If there is any pattern in this bunch of nods, it may be the predominance of American composers and organizations in some categories. The orchestral performance nominations are monopolized by Americans, with Michael...
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After a flurry of last-minute concessions by President Trump to win over reluctant Republicans, the GOP tax plan cleared a key committee vote Tuesday and appeared better positioned for passage when the full Senate votes, probably later this week. Even so, with Republicans’ slim 52-seat majority...
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A Turkish-Iranian gold trader with ties to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pleaded guilty in a billion-dollar economic sanctions-busting and money laundering scheme, a U.S. prosecutor said in federal court Tuesday morning. Assistant U.S. Atty. David Denton said Reza Zarrab, who pleaded...