Take Two for July 17, 2013

Hollywood Robberies

Packs of teens go on robbery spree in Hollywood

Last night, packs of young people swept through Hollywood, stealing cell phones and souvenirs from local shops.
Gillibrand Announces GOP Support For Prosecution System For Military Sex Assaults
Yesterday, two rising Republican stars added their names to the list of supporters, Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Some students, faculty oppose Napolitano as new UC president

Activists plan to protest the U.C. Regents vote Thursday on whether to name Department of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano as the university system's president.
Chevrolet Home Run Derby
Earlier this week, Cuban player Yoenis Cespedes took home the trophy for Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby. But a moment off the field was also in the spotlight ... when he was interviewed by ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez.
Gamescom 2012 Gaming Convention
The U.S. government has now decided that some gamers may apply for a P1 visa, which was previously reserved for professional athletes.
84th MLB All-Star Game

Sports Roundup: All-Star game, Tiger Woods and more

Time for a look at sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brother who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
Regulation Of Nail Salons Sought After Death
Santa Monica has become the first southern California community to partner with a state program aimed at improving the health of nail salon technicians.
Rolling Stone
The next issue of Rolling Stone isn't out until Friday, but already, it's stirring a lot of controversy. That's because of the cover story about alleged Boston bomber Dzohkhar Tsarnaev.
Markets Soar On Budget Deal OnFirst Trading Day Of 2013
Hedge funds gained a reputation as the place rich folks put their money to get even richer, but lately the funds have failed to live up to their promise.
The Bridge

What's hot on TV this summer

Summer isn't only a great time to lounge around with some popscicles and a stiff drink, it also used to be a great time to catch up on your favorite TV series from the year.
The Newsroom
Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" is a certifiable hit among viewers, snagging 2.2 million viewers during its season two premiere. However, not everyone is a fan.
Badwater Ultra Marathon

Doubts cloud Death Valley’s 100-year heat record

One hundred years ago this month, Death Valley was the hottest place on Earth, 134 degrees. The temperature has never been topped but some climate experts doubt it was actually reached.
Spirit Rover on Mars

Caltech scientists find evidence of ocean on Mars

For a while now, scientists have assumed that it's likely that there were once rivers and lakes on the surface of Mars. Now new research from Caltech has added credence to the idea that there could have been a huge martian ocean as well.
Matsumoto Perfect Peach
For the past six decades, the Masumoto family has been growing peaches at their Central Valley farm. Now they've written a new book, "The Perfect Peach."
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