Archive for December 22nd, 2013

In the world of pinball, an underdog takes on the giant

Business & Economy | | December 22 2013, 3:27 PM

A New Jersey startup is trying to shake up the pinball machine monopoly, but with decreased demand for the games, it's unclear whether the industry is big enough for two.

Museums give video games bonus life, but the next level awaits

Arts & Entertainment | | December 22 2013, 1:08 PM

Acquiring a work means preserving it for years to come — and digital media like video games present a host of challenges for preservationists.

'Jihad Tourism': From Germany to the Syrian battlefield

US & World | | December 22 2013, 1:00 PM

More than 240 people have left Germany to join the civil war in Syria — the largest reported number from a European country.

'The Hobbit' holds off 'Anchorman 2' with $31.5M take

Arts & Entertainment | | December 22 2013, 12:04 PM

On busy pre-Christmas weekend at the box office, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" held off a very different sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Freed Russian oil tycoon says he'll work for release of prisoners

US & World | | December 22 2013, 11:44 AM

Mikhail Khodorkovsky's imprisonment was widely seen as the Kremlin's attempt to silence his opposition. During a press conference, Khodorkovsky added that he did not have political ambitions.

Chase Bank to limit spending on some cards, open branches Sunday

Business & Economy | | December 22 2013, 11:37 AM

Chase Bank is keeping more than a third of its branches open Sunday after a security breach at Target raised concerns among their customers. Several other large banks say they, too, are remaining vigilant this weekend.

Final day of horse racing at Inglewood's Hollywood Park

Local | | December 22 2013, 8:51 AM

The 260-acre track that hosted Seabiscuit and the first Breeders' Cup in 1984 will be turned into a housing and retail development starting next year.

Man suspected of Friday shooting rampage suffered from PTSD

Crime & Justice | | December 22 2013, 8:47 AM

Los Angeles police say a gunman suspected of killing a man and critically wounding a woman in the San Fernando Valley is an Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Torrance teacher charged with molesting 13 boys

Crime & Justice | | December 22 2013, 8:41 AM

A Southern California man has been indicted on charges that he molested 13 boys he came into contact with at an El Segundo school and in Plumas and Orange counties.

Flying this holiday? A few tips to survive airline food

Arts & Entertainment | | December 22 2013, 8:27 AM

It's not just lack of quality or freshness that can put a damper on your in-flight meal: Our senses are scrambled at high altitudes. Those sweet and salty sensors might be off as much as 30 percent while in flight.

Edgar M. Bronfman, leader of World Jewish Congress, dies

US & World | | December 22 2013, 8:21 AM

Bronfman, the first representative of a Jewish organization to speak before the U.N., was also responsible for expanding Seagrams, which he inherited from his father.

Dan Schnur for California Secretary of State?

Represent! | | December 22 2013, 6:00 AM

The former spokesman for Governor Pete Wilson and current director of USC’s Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics says he may run as an independent.

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