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MLB Will Probe Leak Of Ohtani's Physical
ANAHEIM, Calif._Major League Baseball plans to investigate whether a rival team official leaked the private medical information of new Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani, a source confirmed. ESPN first reported MLB's intentions. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sp
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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire As Massive Blaze Moves Toward Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES - Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in the state's modern history. "I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Tho
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Rams' Johnson Says He'll Cut Back On Trash Talk
LOS ANGELES_If he could, Trumaine Johnson would take it back. Not the dynamic play the Los Angeles Rams cornerback made to break up a pass intended for Philadelphia Eagles receiver Alshon Jeffery, but the verbal exchange that followed and resulted in
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Lakers Put On Show For LeBron James, But Fall To Cavaliers 121-112
CLEVELAND - Before he left the court after the game, LeBron James pulled Lonzo Ball close, one of the greatest NBA players ever meeting a rookie who grew up wanting to be just like him. What they talked about might remain a mystery forever. "Nothing,
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A Salvadoran Woman Says Her Baby Was Stillborn; Officials Called It A Homicide And Sent Her To Prison
MEXICO CITY - Teodora del Carmen Vasquez was nine months' pregnant and at work in a school cafeteria in El Salvador when she felt shooting pains in her abdomen. She dialed an emergency number for help, but none arrived. A few hours later, bleeding pr
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Three More Women Accuse California Assemblyman Of Sexual Misconduct
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A Los Angeles woman has filed a police report alleging that Democratic Assemblyman Matt Dababneh had sex with her without consent four years ago, adding new allegations of sexual misconduct to those that led the politician to ann
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Competition Drives Down The Cost Of Technology For Driverless Cars
SAN FRANCISCO - As the real-world deployment of driverless cars draws near, the race is on to make them even remotely affordable. The systems that currently drive robot cars cost upward of $100,000 per vehicle - not counting the cost of the car itsel
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Proposed Purchase Of Fox's Film And TV Assets Shows Disney's Power Play
LOS ANGELES - Disney CEO Bob Iger's audacious bid to buy much of the media empire Rupert Murdoch built represents a big bet that the Burbank company can beat Silicon Valley in the war for the future of entertainment. The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday a
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Wary Of Trump, Some Foreign-born Tech Workers Choose Canada, Not Silicon Valley
Petra Axolotl knew her chances of getting an H-1B visa were slim. She had an MBA from Wharton and a job offer at Twitter, but luck would decide the Dutch data scientist's fate - and in 2016, it did not fall in her favor. Axolotl missed out in the lot
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Motorcycle Industry Is In Deep Trouble And Needs Help Fast, Panel Agrees
A group of two dozen concerned motorcycle veterans has published a comprehensive research document that addresses the question, "Can this industry be saved?" Maybe, it concluded, but it's not going to be easy. Former Indian Motorcycle executive Rober
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Murdoch Charting A New Path
LOS ANGELES_Rupert Murdoch began his restless quest to build one of the world's most influential media empires 65 years ago, when his father died unexpectedly, leaving him a tiny newspaper in southern Australia. In the decades since, Murdoch's appeti
Los Angeles Times4 min readSociety
Inmates Make Up 1 In 5 On Thomas Fire Lines
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the backcountry to thwart the fire's sudden rushes at homes. On Thursday, they were deep in the Los Pad
Los Angeles Times4 min readFood & Wine
In Japan, KitKat Finds Its Sweet Spot In Unique Flavors
TOKYO - Two years ago, KitKat's marketing manager in Japan won an internal corporate award. His prize: a golden trophy shaped like one of the iconic chocolate bars. Today, the manager, Ryoji Maki, doesn't remember why he won the award. But he's immen
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Disney Has A Wholesome, Family-friendly Image. Will Acquiring Fox Create A Culture Clash?
Stewie Griffin, meet Mickey Mouse. The foulmouthed toddler of Fox's animated series "Family Guy" is an un-potty-trained troublemaker whose florid vocabulary and diabolical machinations would likely get him kicked out of the Magic Kingdom. But with Wa
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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire As Massive Blaze Moves Toward Santa Barbara
LOS ANGELES - Fire officials confirmed Thursday that a firefighter died while battling the Thomas fire, which ranks as the fourth-largest in California's modern history. "I am very saddened to report that a firefighter fatality has occurred on the Th
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Sam Farmer's Thursday night NFL pick
DENVER (4-9) AT INDIANAPOLIS (3-10) TV: NBC, NFL Network, 8:15 p.m. EST Line: Broncos by 2 1/2 Over/under: 40.5 Sam Farmer's pick: The Broncos suddenly sprang to life Sunday with a shutout of the Jets. That doesn't mean Denver is back, but it's a rem
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The History Of 21st Century Fox From 'The Sound Of Music' To 'Avatar'
Walt Disney Co. plans to acquire the film and TV studio and other assets of 21st Century Fox. If approved by regulators, the deal would create an entertainment powerhouse. Here is a look at the rich Hollywood history of the Fox studio. 1915 Hungarian
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FCC Votes To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules, A Milestone For Republican Deregulation Push
WASHINGTON - Federal regulators voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules for internet traffic - a major victory for telecommunications companies and another milestone for the Republican deregulation push under President Donald Trump
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
In Alabama And Across The Country, Pride Swells As Black Female Voters Show They Matter
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Every election since she was 16, Catrena Norris Carter has gone door to door, urging black Alabama voters to the polls. In the months leading up to Tuesday's U.S. Senate race, the community activist and a band of mostly black women
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She Begged Him Not To Leave Mexico Again. But The Lure Of America Was Powerful, And Deadly
MALINALCO, Mexico - On a cloudy morning last October, Agustin Poblete Ortega stopped by his wife's house to tell her he was leaving again. Rosa Icela Nava, then 27, didn't want him to go. Her whole life she had been surrounded by men who had gone nor
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Scientists Find Miniature Version Of Our Solar System, With 8 Planets And Sun-like Star
Scientists applying artificial intelligence to data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope have discovered an eighth planet around the star Kepler-90 - breaking the record for the star with the most exoplanets and, for the first time, tying with our own.
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No One Has Been More Valuable Than Philip Rivers During Chargers' Climb In Standings
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers likes to think of himself as "old school." He has had to be persuaded to spend more time stretching. He cannot be talked out of playing come Sunday. He gains yards with his arm, not
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Disney-Fox Deal Expected To Get Close Antitrust Scrutiny
Walt Disney Co.'s proposed takeover of 21st Century Fox is likely to raise thorny regulatory concerns at a time when the Justice Department has been putting media mergers and acquisitions under the microscope. Disney's $52.4 billion stock deal to acq
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Disney Buys Much Of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox In Deal That Would Reshape Hollywood
Walt Disney Co. has finalized a $52.4-billion deal to buy much of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment empire, a blockbuster union that would radically transform Hollywood into a land of fewer giants. The stock deal, which Disney announced Thursday morning
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Kentucky State Lawmaker Kills Himself Following Molestation Allegation
A Kentucky state lawmaker accused of molesting a teenager committed suicide Wednesday after denying the allegation and refusing calls by leaders of both parties to resign, according to local media reports. State Rep. Dan Johnson, also a pastor who ca
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For A Deported Man And His Family, An Uneasy 'Homecoming' In Mexico
MALINALCO, Mexico - As the cell door slammed behind him at an immigrant detention center in Detroit, Jose Roberto Tetatzin knew his life as an American was about to come to an abrupt end. He thought about all the things he had acquired over 10 years
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LA County Animal Control Confirms Investigation Into Death Of 29 Horses In Creek Fire
LOS ANGELES - Animal care officials confirmed Thursday that they are investigating the death of 29 horses at a Sylmar ranch during the fast-moving Creek fire last week. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control issued a lengthy sta
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Angels acquire Ian Kinsler from Tigers
The Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday agreed to acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers, according to a source who requested anonymity because the deal has not yet been announced. In exchange, the Angels will send two prospects to De
Los Angeles Times10 min read
In Mexico, They Made A New American Dream — Minus Their Kids
MALINALCO, Mexico - The home that American dollars built stands out among the dusty adobe farmhouses and crumbling concrete shacks on the edge of this rural Mexican town. Visitors may wryly refer to it as a "hacienda" because of its grandiose touches
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Philip Seymour Hoffman's Partner Opens Up About His Addiction And The Relapse That Led To His Death
Illuminating the late Philip Seymour Hoffman's longtime struggle with addiction, Mimi O'Donnell, his partner and mother of his three children, opened up about their relationship in a heartbreaking new essay for Vogue. O'Donnell also wrote about the t
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