Archive for August 25th, 2013

Amgen buying cancer drug maker Onyx for $10.4 billion

Health | | August 25 2013, 3:56 PM

Biotech drugmaker Amgen will buy cancer drug maker Onyx Pharmaceuticals for about $10.4 billion in cash in a deal that will add several cancer drugs to Amgen's stable and add to its pipeline of new drugs.

Hearty giant sequoias threatened by 'unusually hot' Rim Fire | | August 25 2013, 3:19 PM

Two groves of giant sequoias are in the projected path of the Rim Fire. The sky-high trees are usually able to withstand a wildfire, but this one may be different.

Dishwasher Cooking: Make your dinner while cleaning the plates

Arts & Entertainment | | August 25 2013, 2:12 PM

Surprisingly enough, people have been poaching salmon in their dishwashers for decades. Now one Italian cook has expanded the technique to meats, side dishes and desserts.

New biography claims more JD Salinger books due out

Arts & Entertainment | | August 25 2013, 12:17 PM

The authors of a new J.D. Salinger biography are claiming they have cracked one of publishing's greatest mysteries: What "The Catcher in the Rye" novelist was working on during the last half century of his life.

Rim Fire: Crews bracing for strong winds, 7 percent containment (Map)

Local | | August 25 2013, 9:58 AM

Firefighters are bracing for strong winds that could push a raging wildfire further into the northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, threatening thousands of rural homes.

USC Library partners with Digital Public Library of America

Local | | August 25 2013, 7:00 AM

The library will share a quarter million items with a national Internet archive. USC is the first in California to partner with the website.

Tennis Channel free for TWC subscribers during US Open

Business & Economy | | August 25 2013, 7:00 AM

Time Warner offers free access to the Tennis Channel during the U.S. Open for cable customers affected by the CBS blackout.

What's Missy Elliott doing at a Korean Pop festival? | | August 25 2013, 6:00 AM

This weekend Korean pop stars perform in LA at KCON. Also on the bill is Missy Elliott, she's one of many US stars now collaborating with K-Pop icons.

Uncertainty grows over California standardized testing

Pass / Fail | | August 25 2013, 10:05 AM

California public schools educators are grappling with a big question: will schools have to administer state standardized tests or not?

College admission agreement to help thousands of students

Pass / Fail | | August 25 2013, 9:59 AM

Cal State Fullerton, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College to streamline admissions for nearly automatic admission for community college students.

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