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Gawker fires back in Tarantino copyright row

In a post on its site, the company says the leaked file did not appear on their servers, had already been widely disseminated online, and had been touted by Tarantino himself.
The new farm bill includes provisions to help livestock producers hit by natural disasters and extreme weather. Here, cattle stay warm in a barn in Illinois during this month's cold weather.

New bipartisan farm bill emerges from long debate in congress

A five-year farm bill will end months of uncertainty for farmers and agriculture workers, its backers say. The Agricultural Act of 2014 would also end a long-criticized farm subsidy program.
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Go behind the scenes at the Taipei-based Next Media Animation to find out why this fast-moving — and controversial — company says it's charting the future of news.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is one of the sponsors of a Republican proposal to rewrite the Affordable Care Act.

Key Senate Republicans offer their plan to replace Obamacare

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and two of his more influential Republican colleagues have proposed yet another plan to rewrite the Affordable Care Act.

Beach bonfire bill blazes through Calif. Assembly

Bill intends to preserve the 'iconic" bonfires on Los Angeles and Orange County beaches. The issue now goes to the state senate.
A federal permit allows Navy up to 155 'incidental kills' from offshore sonar and explosives exercises over five years. Environmentalists sue to block the permit.
A vendor sells chickens at the Kowloon City Market in Hong Kong last month. As a precautionary measure against the deadly H7N9 virus, Hong Kong has temporarily stopped importing poultry from mainland farms.

Worries about bird flu curtail Chinese New Year feasts

As the deadly H7N9 virus continues to spread, officials in China have closed many live poultry markets, while agricultural workers in Hong Kong plan to cull thousands of chickens this week.
An American Airlines Boeing 767 takes off from Miami International Airport.

FAA orders safety checks on Boeing 767 jets

The agency is concerned about problems that could result in the loss of control of the aircraft. The order affects more than 400 jets.
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Grandmother dies days after accident in Highland Park

A woman died Sunday after being struck, along with four family members, in Highland Park Friday. Her granddaughter remains in critical condition.
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Assembly OKs bill to allow Calif. beach bonfires

Lawmakers on Monday approved AB1102, jointly authored by Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen of Huntington Beach and Democratic Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva of Fullerton.
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NYT: NSA can exploit mobile apps for information

According to leaked secret documents, the NSA can scoop up deeply personal data from mobile phone apps. The spy agency also exploits innocuous actions like updating a phone's software.
The eastern Grand Canyon was about half-carved (to the level of the red cliffs above the hiker) from 15 million to 25 million years ago, an analysis published Sunday suggests. But the inner gorge was likely scooped out by the Colorado River in just the pa

Grand Canyon may be older (and younger) than you think

About 6 million years ago, a new mineral analysis suggests, a mighty river zigzagging across the Colorado plateau may have found its way into older gorges, greatly enlarging them to create the West's most spectacular canyon. Still, some geologists aren't sold.
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Gruppioni's parents and widower accuse the City of Los Angeles of failing to address a hazardous condition on the boardwalk that contributed to her death. Read the full claim here.
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Police break up Grammy after-party in LA

A Grammys after-party in a tony Los Angeles neighborhood was broken up by authorities who towed cars after neighbors complained of noise and vehicles blocking the narrow hillside streets.
Stephen Glass during a 2003 interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes.

Update: Court rules against disgraced ex-journalist Stephen Glass

Glass made up all or parts of 42 magazine articles published in the New Republic, Rolling Stone and other publications in the '90s. His application for a law license had been pending for six years.
Paul Gibson works on the Geo-Spring hybrid water heater at General Electric's Louisville, Ky., plant. For many years, GE outsourced manufacturing of the water heater to a company in China. But in 2009, it decided to bring production back to the U.S.

As overseas costs rise, more US companies are 'reshoring'

For decades, American companies have sent their manufacturing work overseas. But as costs overseas go up, a growing number are rethinking that business model.
Sainsbury's Customers Buy Up Designer "I'm Not A Plastic Bag"
The new statewide ban carries a mixed bag of possible public health concerns.
Boehner Speaks To Press After GOP Conference Meeting
Congressman Trey Radel will resign, his top aide said Monday, after several GOP leaders requested that he step down.
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Hundreds of people toured downtown LA's Broadway theater district on Saturday as part of a daylong event to open historic theaters to the public and highlight the area's resurgence.
Amanda Gerity, a staff nurse at Boston Medical Center, checks monitors that track patients' vital signs. Fewer beeps means crisis warnings are easier to hear, she says.

Silencing many hospital alarms leads to better health care

Alarms are good and necessary in hospital care — except when there are so many that caregivers miss signals of a patient in crisis.
Last week, researchers from the University of California - Berkeley handed over a list of potentially earthquake-vulnerable L.A. buildings to city officials.
Council members will consider a proposed mandatory spay and neuter ordinance aimed at pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The local humane society would like an ordinance covering all dogs and cats.

Blogs

The owner of People’s Resources International Services in Wilshire Center was sentenced to two years in prison after allegedly falsifying at least 100 work visa petitions.
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LAX shooting suspect makes brief appearance at federal court

Alleged LAX shooter Paul Ciancia made a brief appearance in a downtown L.A. federal court today for a status update.
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Southwest to launch international flights

Southwest Airlines will launch international flights to Aruba, Bahamas and Jamaica.
CLUES FOR STATE OF THE UNION
Everybody wants to know what's going to be in President Obama's annual address. Based on who's invited, here are some clues what to expect Tuesday night.
Listings on Airbnb for Los Angeles
Movie theater owners call for shorter trailers. The National Association of Theatre Owners issued guidelines that seek to limit the length of movie trailers to two minutes, according to the Los Angeles Times.
LA Immigration March - 5
An immigration reform template expected this week from House Republicans is likely to call for a path to legal status for unauthorized immigrants, but not citizenship. This and more.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti
Today is Monday, Jan. 27 and headlines include Mayor Eric Garceti's plan to phase out the business tax, funding for Homeboy Industries, and parklets throughout L.A.
For the first time, Salvadorans abroad are voting by mail in next week's national election. But some say it's been a frustrating process.
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Municipalities are making it easier for the average citizen to find out how their tax dollars are being spent thanks to a move toward digital democracy.
Vice President Biden and House Speaker John Boehner applaud President Obama
Tuesday night, President Obama lays out his yearly agenda to Congress; immigration reform is expected to be at the top of the list

Programs

The Loh Life

Episode: Car Talk, part 2: Sparkle

Car Talk, part 2: Sparkle

Sandra Tsing Loh ponders which model will be her next car.

Take Two

Episode: Grammy highs and lows, California flu epidemic, Stephen Glass and more
Olympian Gracie Gold Performs at Rockefeller Center
The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi next week. Viewers across the country will be tuning into watch luging, snowboarding and curling. But will they be watching figure skating? Maybe not.
Last summer, about 1,500 older concrete buildings in Los Angeles were identified by a team at UC Berkeley as being vulnerable during the next quake. The exact list of the buildings was released recently, showing a mix of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Stephen Glass during a 2003 interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes.
Just this morning, the California Supreme Court declined to allow former journalist Stephen Glass to practice law in the state. The decision reverses the State Bar Court's majority recommendation, which had sided in Glass' favor.
Jane Isay
In the world of secrets, there are those who keep them and those who find them out. Neither is an ideal position to be in, as author Jane Isay learned first-hand.
Makeshift memorial for Kim Pham
Earlier this month, a 23-year-old Kim Pham was brutally beaten outside a nightclub in Santa Ana. She died from her injuries last Tuesday. Trying to piece together what exactly happened has proven to be quite a challenge to authorities.
Martins Beach

Beach battle pits Silicon Valley billionaire against locals

Thirty miles south of San Francisco, Martins Beach was once a hidden gem, known to just a handful of surfers and folks who rented cottages along the shore. Those days are over.

On The Lot: 'Frozen', Director's Guild Awards and more

It's official, "Frozen" is Disney's second highest grossing animated film ever. It passed "The Lion King" with a gross of $810 million in the global box office.
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The highs and lows of the 2014 Grammy Awards

Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and regular Tuesday Reviewsday contributor joins the show with a look at the highs and lows of last night's Grammys.
Widespread Seasonal Flu Cases Jump To 25 States

California already facing a deadly flu season

Flu season has finally arrived in California, and it's proving to be a bad one. To date, nearly 100 residents of the state have died from the flu, and officials expect to confirm an additional 51 cases of flu death this week. Compare that with just nine deaths at this same time last year.
Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

House expected to vote on new farm bill this week

The farm bill could finally get its day in Congress this week. After two years of partisan wrangling, a bill is expected to be unveiled today and the House could vote as early as Wednesday.
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Web company helps SoCal cities make financial data accessible

Municipalities are making it easier for the average citizen to find out how their tax dollars are being spent thanks to a move toward digital democracy.

La Santa Cecilia wins a Grammy for best latin rock album

It's been ten years since the gleaming, swooping silhouette of the Walt Disney Hall became part of the LA skyline and it's kicking off its birthday celebrations this Sunday with a free concert just down the hill in Grand Park.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: A surprising new way to jazz up your cup o' joe!

A surprising new way to jazz up your cup o' joe!

Coffee with Bailey's, hold the Bailey's.

AirTalk

Episode: AirTalk for January 27, 2014
Pittsburgh Pirates v Los Angeles Dodgers
Time Warner Cable launched the site for their exclusive Dodgers network. The channel’s television debut is set for February 25th, just before the Dodgers begin their spring training games.
The Los Angeles Times has obtained a copy of a list compiled by researchers at the University of California of nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across the City of Los Angeles vulnerable to collapse in the event of a major earthquake.
Former journalist Stephen Glass has lost an appeal before the California Supreme Court to practice law in California. Glass, who fabricated dozens of stories for the New Republic and other publications in 1998 before being discovered.
Activists Protest House Farm Bill Plan To Cut Food Assistance Program
American adults ages 18 to 59 have surpassed children and the elderly to become the largest group of food stamp recipients for the first time in history. Higher unemployment, stagnant wages and a loosening of eligibility requirements have driven more working-age adults into the program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Teacher Surprised With $10,000 As A Knowledge Universe Early Childhood Educator Award Winner
The U.S. routinely comes in well below other world leaders when it comes to ranking kids' abilities in reading, science and math. Now a decades-long study that started in 1971 tracks some of our country's best and brightest students.
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It turns out that love actually couldn’t keep them together and after nearly 40 years of marriage the 70s music duo known as ‘Captain and Tennille’ are getting a divorce.

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