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Archive for January 3rd, 2013
A man who admitted to being the leader of the IMAGiNE Group, which released unauthorized versions of theatrical films online, has been sentenced to serve 60 months in prison.
The world's tallest thermometer is looking for a new owner. It's part of a 4.3-acre property listed for $1.75 million.
The South Los Angeles man, who evaded capture for a decade, was sentenced for his role in the killing of Horst Fietze near a hotel.
In France, a team of scientists says that a piece of cloth dipped that was reputedly dipped in the blood of Louis XVI is genuine.
The store has been open since 1980. Clearance sales will begin Jan. 7. The company said it's part of a plan that will see new stores open in the region.
For the first time since the mass shooting, kids and educators are gathering. A nearby empty school building has been transformed into a new Sandy Hook Elementary.
American companies had the fewest number of layoffs in 2012 for any year since 1997. In December, they added on 215,000 workers. But more people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance.
States have to be ready to operate their own affordable health insurance exchanges by October – otherwise the federal government will step in and do it for them.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners: United expanded service with its first regularly scheduled 787 route between LAX and Tokyo. LAN celebrates its inaugural US flight to Chile.
Job growth in the U.S. has been subpar for months, but December could end the year on an optimistic note as the recovery picks up steam.
A California appeals court reluctantly overturned a 2009 rape conviction Wednesday, finding that impersonating a boyfriend is not the same as impersonating a husband, according to an arcane state law.
Long Beach freshman Congressman Alan Lowenthal has made a pitch for bipartisanship. "That’s why we were elected," he said.
The line for family-sponsored visas moves slowly month over month, year over year: Some categories have budged little since January 2011.
The city of Los Angeles could take a $115 million hit this fiscal year if the federal government fails to approve an agreement that would avert severe spending cuts.
Helen Mirren was honored Thursday with star no. 2,488 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The parents of 39-year-year-old James Foley, a videojournalist working with Agence France Press, are appealing for his release, more than a month after he went missing in Syria.
How the online search giant has built the perfect monopoly. And the Federal Trade Commission has decided that the company isn't breaking laws.
In immigration news: A White House reform push planned, new rules for immigrants seeking to adjust status, moreMulti-American | | January 03 2013, 12:01 PM
Obama's immigration reform push to begin this month - Huffington Post From the story: "An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January.
The investigation also yielded a warrant for the arrest of two unidentified adults (above) accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl in the LA area in about 2001.
A National Weather Service wind advisory, which means winds of 35 mph, will be in effect until 2 p.m. Temperatures are forecast to be a few degrees warmer.
Pleitez, a Stanford graduate from East L.A., says he’s raised about $210,000 for his longshot bid to succeed Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
A substance found in the blood of endangered Giant Pandas could lead to new antibiotics to help preserve the health of humans.
One measure would allow almost all medical marijuana dispensaries to stay open, as long as they follow certain guidelines. The other would allow about 100 pot shops.
The Loh Down On Science
Sandra sings show tunes.
The Qatar-based media company Al Jazeera has purchased former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV.
Are entertainers, their publicity machines and the star-hungry tabloids somehow complicit? In the age of Instagram, anybody with an iPhone can shoot for the stars if they’re in the right place at the right time. So why do paparazzi still go to such dangerous lengths?
Who will get the next generation of tablet computer right? Why are tablets so popular in an era of amazing smart phones and superpowered laptops?
In San Francisco, a high school student has been suspended for writing a poem with violent allusions and referencing the Newtown shooting.
Is California on its way to looser marijuana laws? How should Los Angeles regulate medical marijuana? With two competing measures on the May ballot, how will Angelenos cast their votes?
Immigrants closely related to U.S. citizens can now apply for visas from the U.S., according to a rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security, Wednesday.
ESPN writer Tim Keown tells us how California’s Inland Empire has become the epicenter for a new generation of Mixed Martial Arts fighters.
California woodworker Sung Kim creates musical devices that look and sound like nothing else. The California Report's Rachel Dornhelm has the story.
The Tribune Company, parent to the L.A. Times and Chicago Tribune, emerges from bankruptcy. It's board of directors reads like a who's who of the entertainment world, including executives from News Corp, Disney and Discovery. The group's background may signal which way the company moves as speculation swirls around the likelihood it will get rid of some assets.
Many of Hollywood's elite will be paying more in personal income tax under the new rules that were part of the fiscal cliff legislation. But the corporations that rule Hollywood came out as winners.
For once, here in California, a budget crisis is not at the top of the agenda. And 2013 is not an election year.Here to tell us which issues will be in play at the Capitol this year, we're joined by John Myers, political editor for the ABC affiliate in Sacramento.
Today is moving day in Congress. Whatever you thought of the old Congress — that would be number 112 — you'll now have a new class to blame for fiscal cliffs and the like.
The Obama administration made a big change to its immigration policy yesterday. A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time immigrants are separated from their American families while applying for residency.
From the way Mormons speak to the influence of reality TV shows, a convention of American dialect experts meets tomorrow to track developments and the direction of American English.
It's official. The Al Gore-founded cable news channel Current TV has been sold to Al Jazeera. The purchase gives Al Jazeera the opportunity to establish a bigger presence here in the United States.
Rico Gagliano from the Dinner Party talks with Alex Cohen about the Hobbit menu at Denny’s, the first emergency morse code sent to ships, and the discovery of King Louie’s blood on a handkerchief.
Piper Laurie, nominated for three Oscars, on acting opposite Paul Newman in "The Hustler," working on "Twin Peaks," and why she played her death scene in "Carrie" as if she was having an orgasm.