Archive for February 24th, 2013


Ben Affleck's "Argo," a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. See the complete list of winners.
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Authorities are searching for a man who stole a Riverside police car and drove away as an officer shot at the vehicle.

Catholics reflect on church's future at Anaheim convention

As cardinals congregate this weekend at the Vatican, tens of thousands of Catholics convened their own assembly at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday.

Ancient chompers were healthier than ours

By examining ancient dental plaque, researchers have concluded that prehistoric humans' diets made for healthier mouths.
Irvine Couple murder
Monica Quan and Keith Lawrence were found shot to death three weekends ago in their car in Irvine. The couple was remembered Sunday at Concordia University.
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Karzai asks US forces to leave key Afghan province

The province in question is Wardak, the focus of recent counterinsurgency operations. The Afghan president's move comes amid allegations of torture and disappearances centering on Afghans who are part of the U.S. forces.
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing Sunday during his last Angelus noon prayer, from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI delivers final Sunday blessing at Vatican

Some 100,000 people packed St. Peter's Square to hear the pope's last blessing. They interrupted him several times with applause and cheers.

Cardinal Mahony leaves to vote for pope despite plea from LA Catholics

Hours before Cardinal Mahony was scheduled to fly to Rome, a Catholic organization delivered a petition urging him to relinquish his role in selecting the next pope.

As deep cuts loom, continued appeals for a deal, finger-pointing

Congressional Republicans and Democrats continue to blame each other for the impasse. Without a last-minute deal, the across-the-board spending cuts go into effect March 1.


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Tonight is Hollywood's biggest night of the year! If you couldn't make it to our viewing party in the Crawford Family Forum, join us virtually as we chat along with the show.
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Hundreds to descend upon Long Beach for 2013 TED conference

This year's speakers' roster includes Bono, Elon Musk and a woman who tastes food for a living. The conference will move next year to Vancouver.

Extra patrols added in small Westmont area

L.A. Sheriff patrols beef up in the Westmont areas in response to a rash of gang-related shootings that happened over the President's Day holiday weekend.
LA Mayor Villraigosa Discusses Immigration Reform In Washington

Race, ethnic lines less visible as LA picks new mayor

Los Angeles voters are picking a new mayor, but the race is far different from the landmark election of Antonio Villaraigosa eight years ago.
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Razzies 'honor' Twilight Saga, Sandler comedy as year's worst

The Razzies held their 33rd annual tribute to the year's most cringe-worthy cinematic efforts Saturday, pouring scorn on some familiar personalities and performances.


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