Archive for August 18th, 2013

'The Butler' cleans up at the box office

Arts & Entertainment | | August 18 2013, 6:22 PM

Starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, the biopic debuted in the top spot with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Car fire spreads to Calabasas hill, shuts 101

Local | | August 18 2013, 6:12 PM

A brushfire along Highway 101 near Calabasas has shut down a portion of the 101 Freeway, California Highway Patrol officials said Sunday.

Orange County's 'Bridge Bash' 405 closure ends early

Local | | August 18 2013, 5:48 PM

Orange County officials say the daylong closure of a span of the 405 Freeway to ended early Sunday. North and southbound lanes reopened by 3 p.m. Sunday.

City pays $20,000 to man mistaken for Dorner

Local | | August 18 2013, 5:32 PM

A man whose pickup was riddled with bullets by authorities after he was mistaken in a manhunt for rogue former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has been paid $20,000.

When online cancer risk calculators don't compute

Health | | August 18 2013, 4:40 PM

When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.

Koreas set talks to resume cross-border family reunions

US & World | | August 18 2013, 3:40 PM

Next month the two sides will discuss possibly resuming the meetings between relatives from North and South who have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.

Ultra-rare Ferrari sale sets record

Local | | August 18 2013, 3:23 PM

A rare 1967 Ferrari set records Saturday when it sold for over $27 million in Monterey, coming close to the most expensive road car ever sold at auction.

Penn State reaches settlement with first of abuse victims

US & World | | August 18 2013, 2:32 PM

An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week.

US investigators launch probe of JPMorgan Chase in China

Business & Economy | | August 18 2013, 2:27 PM

The SEC has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.

Evacuations forced, 400 structures threatened by NorCal wildfire

Local | | August 18 2013, 2:01 PM

More than 400 structures are threatened and hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as a fire burning for three days in Butte County continues to grow.

Man shot, killed by off-duty officer in South Pasadena

Local | | August 18 2013, 1:16 PM

L.A. County sheriffs officials are still trying to piece together the details of a shooting that left one man dead in South Pasadena.

Facebook tip leads to arrest in Huntington Beach riot

Local | | August 18 2013, 11:55 AM

Authorities in a Southern California beach community tracked down a suspected vandal after police say he "liked" photos of damaged patrol cars on the department's Facebook page.

Obama struggles to find effective Egypt policy

US & World | | August 18 2013, 9:26 AM

The Obama administration is deploring the military-backed interim government's use of violence against protesters, but he's not punishing the military by cutting off aid.

What's next for Egypt: 3 scenarios

US & World | | August 18 2013, 9:24 AM

Egyptians are no longer talking about how to build a democracy. The fear now is that the country could be flirting with civil war.

US-born Jains make ascetic faith fit modern life

Arts & Entertainment | | August 18 2013, 9:22 AM

The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adherence to nonviolence that forbids eating meat, encourages days of fasting and places value on even the smallest of insects.

Despite odds, Long Beach becomes 2 newspaper town

Local | | August 18 2013, 9:11 AM

The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city.

Lanes of I-15, Highway 138 reopen as crews gain on Cajon Pass fire

Local | | August 18 2013, 8:49 AM

Firefighters continue to make progress on the twin brush fires that broke out Saturday night alongside Highway 138, shutting down portions of the road and backing up traffic along I-15.

At gathering of immigrant activists, reform is hot topic | | August 18 2013, 6:00 AM

Politicians, labor leaders, and activists sounded hopeful about comprehensive immigration reform, now under consideration in Congress for the first time in 6 years.

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