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Letters: Can't say this Dodgers season hasn't been exciting 21 Sep 2018 at 6:20pm -

I heard that Universal Studios is replacing the Jurassic Park Ride with a new roller coaster called the Dodgers Ride. It makes you feel a range of emotions from at times feeling very happy to moments of fear. At times it will make you feel so dizzy that you want to throw up.

But just like every...



UCLA quarterback Devon Modster announces he's transferring 21 Sep 2018 at 6:15pm -

Devon Modster, who went from a candidate to be UCLA?s starting quarterback to a third-stringer, announced Friday that he was transferring.

?Excited for a new chapter!? Modster wrote on Twitter while thanking former Bruins coach Jim Mora and his successor, Chip Kelly.

?I?d like to thank Coach Kelly...



Cultural Heritage Commission supports monument status for former L.A. Times b... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:15pm -

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission on Thursday recommended that the city grant historic cultural monument status to a downtown office complex formerly occupied by the Los Angeles Times.

Preservationists applied for monument status for the three main buildings last July. If their application...



3-D-printed gun crusader Cody Wilson arrested in Taiwan on sexual assault charge 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00pm -

Taiwan authorities have arrested and jailed the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints for untraceable 3-D-printed guns and who is wanted on suspicion of sex with a minor, a Taiwanese immigration agency spokesman said.

The Taiwan National Immigration Agency said Cody R. Wilson was arrested...



Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison 21 Sep 2018 at 5:30pm -

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware, including some used in the 2013 Target breach.

Ruslan Bondars, a 37-year-old Latvian citizen, was found guilty at a May trial in federal court in Alexandria, Va., during...



Indiana to ask Supreme Court to hear abortion case 21 Sep 2018 at 5:20pm -

The state of Indiana is planning to ask the Supreme Court to settle an abortion dispute involving a state law that could reopen the debate over Roe vs. Wade in the upcoming term.

The state said recently in court filings that it will ask the justices to consider whether a woman can be prohibited...



The Dow sets another all-time high on a mixed day for stocks 21 Sep 2018 at 5:20pm -

Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones industrial average.

A late sell-off erased modest gains for the Standard & Poor?s 500; for much of the day, the benchmark index had...



Lawmakers question Google over kids' privacy on YouTube 21 Sep 2018 at 5:10pm -

Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.

Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai asking for more details...



Orthodontists aren't smiling about teeth-straightening start-ups 21 Sep 2018 at 5:10pm -

It?s easier than ever to get straighter teeth. Orthodontists think that?s a big problem.

Where metal braces installed in a doctor?s office were once the only way to correct misaligned teeth, a new method that uses removable clear aligners can eliminate a visit to an orthodontist and save patients...



Cubs' Addison Russell placed on administrative leave after domestic violence ... 21 Sep 2018 at 5:05pm -

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave following new allegations of domestic violence by his ex-wife.

Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to her. In another...



California gained 44,800 jobs in August; unemployment holds at record low 21 Sep 2018 at 4:50pm -

The California economy barreled forward in August as employers added 44,800 net jobs and the unemployment rate held at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department.

Wages grew but barely enough to top the increase in consumer prices.

All...



NBA adjusts a handful of rules, including the shot clock 21 Sep 2018 at 4:45pm -

The NBA announced a handful of rule changes for the upcoming season, resetting the shot clock, simplifying the clear-path foul rules and expanding the triggers for replay when it comes to conduct.

Instead of going back to 24 seconds, the shot clock will reset to 14 in three instances: after offensive...



Credit freezes are now free nationwide 21 Sep 2018 at 4:25pm -

Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law.

A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name. The rules used to vary by state, but previously it could cost up to $10 to put a freeze in place. That...



Volvo?s Polestar plans subscriptions, stores to push its new electric luxury ... 21 Sep 2018 at 2:55pm -

To promote the sales of its new electric cars, Volvo?s performance luxury brand will let customers choose from an all-inclusive subscription model that combines automotive costs such as insurance and maintenance into a single monthly payment. No money will be required upfront.

It?s less like car...



Trump raises doubts about Kavanaugh's accuser, suggests assault allegations m... 21 Sep 2018 at 2:50pm -

In a Friday morning tweet storm after days of restraint, President Trump intensified the controversy over his embattled Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh, by expressing doubt about the woman accusing him of attempting to rape her when they were in high school.

Trump portrayed the allegations...



Tree-huggers and police battle in a 12,000-year-old German forest in fight ov... 21 Sep 2018 at 12:50pm -

When German riot police began removing environmental protesters from treehouses perched high in a 12,000-year-old forest, they were met with an organic response: buckets of human waste raining down on their helmets and shoulders.

Two weeks later, most of the 150 activists have been removed from...



Trump backs down on order to declassify Russia documents 21 Sep 2018 at 12:40pm -

President Trump on Friday backed down from his order to declassify certain documents from the Russia investigation, including text messages exchanged among law enforcement leaders.

The decision will likely disappoint conservative House Republicans and media figures who had encouraged the president...



Small U.S. businesses say Trump's new tariffs will make it harder for them to... 21 Sep 2018 at 11:50am -

Andre Phillips says he has no choice but to raise prices by as much as 10%.

Phillips, a manager at Wyckes Furniture Outlet in San Diego, says manufacturers began notifying him two weeks ago that they would begin charging him 5% to 10% more on everyday goods like dining chairs and bookcases beginning...



Trump tariffs are good news for China's sellers of knockoff designer bags 21 Sep 2018 at 10:20am -

When President Trump threatens China with more tariffs, Lulu thinks of her commission checks and smiles.

It's a good time to work in the fake-handbag business.

The shadow industry ? already a big moneymaker ? stands to reap another windfall from the U.S.-China trade war.

Knockoffs of famous brands...



FanDuel decides to pay out disputed $82K football bet 21 Sep 2018 at 10:00am -

Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday.

The online sports betting company said it will pay Anthony Prince of Newark...



Don't let the SAT become the yardstick to measure California high schools 21 Sep 2018 at 8:00am -

There's no doubt that low-income students are at a disadvantage when it comes to taking college admissions exams such as the SAT and ACT, and it is understandable that some school districts want to help them. But a bill that would allow districts to substitute one of those tests in place of the...



After years of dramatic increases, rents are finally showing signs of slowing 21 Sep 2018 at 8:00am -

After a remarkable run-up in housing costs that has crimped budgets, forced families from their neighborhoods and contributed to homelessness, it appears rent growth is slowing in Southern California and across the nation.

Experts attribute the tapering in part to an increase in new apartment buildings...



Theme parks find new ways to scare up money from Halloween fans 21 Sep 2018 at 8:00am -

In years past, Six Flags Magic Mountain?s annual Halloween celebration isolated the monsters and ghouls to certain areas of the amusement park while keeping other parts, such as the kid-centric Bugs Bunny World, as a scare-free sanctuary for parkgoers who wanted no part of what the park calls Fright...



A vote for Proposition 11 is a sensible vote for public safety 21 Sep 2018 at 7:05am -

Proposition 11 on the Nov. 6 ballot would make clear that emergency medical technicians and paramedics working for private ambulance services must remain reachable during paid work breaks so that they can respond immediately when needed. It?s a sensible proposal that would maintain the status quo...



Sam Farmer's NFL Week 3 picks 21 Sep 2018 at 7:00am -

The Times? NFL writer, Sam Farmer, examines this week?s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week?s record 8-7-1 (.533); season 16-14-2 (.533). Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, the record against the spread last week would have been 6-10 (.375);...



When fake news kills: Lynchings in Mexico are linked to viral child-kidnap ru... 21 Sep 2018 at 7:00am -

Ricardo Flores? goal was to study hard, become a lawyer and earn enough so that his parents could return from the United States ? the destination of multitudes from this impoverished corner of south-central Mexico.

?Ricardo always said that once he was working, he was going to tell my mom to come...



A high-stakes game of chicken over the Supreme Court 21 Sep 2018 at 6:35am -

As the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh hung in the balance, senators from both parties engaged in an extensive game of chicken this week on the issue of whether and when the public might hear from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of a sexual assault years ago.

Neither...



The Mexico City quake last year took his mother and sister. Now he wants thei... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am - Few people lost more than Fernando Sanchez Lira when a violent earthquake struck Mexico City one year ago. Since then, he has grappled with loss and an essential question: What does it mean to live in a place where you can't count on the ground standing still?

Junked cranes, empty barrels, spilled chemicals: This refinery shows how far ... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am -

There was a time when a job at the Amuay refinery ? the crown jewel of Venezuela?s state-owned oil company ? was a ticket to the good life.

Petroleos de Venezuela, at its height, was the fifth largest oil company in the world. Salaries at the plant were high, benefits generous, and workers basked...



The Alaskan Arctic in autumn: Last gasps of color and light before the dark o... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am - It's fall in the northwest corner of Alaska's Arctic, and the land is exploding in a riot of activity, color, cold air and sunshine - the natural world's last shout before the arrival of dark and ice.

Forget Trump and demonize Democrats as wild-eyed radicals ? that's the Republ... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am -

To hear Katie Porter tell it, she?s just your average Orange County mom, clipping coupons, shopping specials at the supermarket and puttering about with three kids in a Toyota minivan that?s pushing 120,000 miles.

But turn on the TV and you?re likely to see a more ominous portrait, etched in shades...



Bummer about your medical emergency, but your claim is denied because you did... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am -

Of the many dubious reasons insurers use for denying claims, one of the most bizarre is telling a patient they neglected to obtain prior approval for treatment in the midst of a medical emergency.

Because, of course, the first thing most people think of in a life-or-death situation is phoning some...



Alaska Airlines' new bare-bones airfare will likely put you in a middle seat ... 21 Sep 2018 at 6:00am -

To compete with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Spirit and Frontier, the country?s largest airlines have over the last few years begun selling dirt-cheap fares that come with a long list of restrictions.

Now, Alaska Airlines, the nation?s fifth-biggest carrier, plans to join its much bigger rivals,...



Lakers coach Luke Walton has front office's strong support to open LeBron Jam... 21 Sep 2018 at 1:45am -

Through the elation within the organization about signing LeBron James, one question has hovered over the Lakers for the last two months.

What does this mean for coach Luke Walton?

So far three of the Lakers? top executives have made clear they believe in Walton?s ability to properly guide the...



Ducks lose to Sharks in exhibition 21 Sep 2018 at 1:00am -

Ondrej Kase scored his first two goals of the preseason for the Ducks, but the San Jose Sharks pulled away for a 7-3 victory Thursday night at Honda Center.

Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, who have lost their first two exhibitions to the Sharks.

Antti Suomela scored twice, and Kevin...



NHL: Max Domi banned for NHL preseason 21 Sep 2018 at 12:55am -

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi.

The punch came at...



NFL: Browns stop winless streak 21 Sep 2018 at 12:40am -

For the first time in 635 days, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win.

Baker Mayfield showed them how.

The No. 1 overall pick replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor and sparked the Browns, who got two one-yard touchdown runs from Carlos Hyde and beat the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for...



NFL: Patriots? tight end Rob Gronkowski limited in practice 21 Sep 2018 at 12:35am -

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with an ankle issue as the Patriots prepare for their Week 3 matchup with the Lions.

Gronkowski was a limited participant in practice Thursday after participating in Wednesday?s workout. He has started both games for New England this season. He has...



College football: Temple makes most of Tulsa errors 21 Sep 2018 at 12:30am -

Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls defeated Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night at Philadelphia in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Armstead scored the 22nd touchdown of his career, tying Anthony...



Kings look for more consistent production from linemates Pearson and Toffoli 20 Sep 2018 at 11:45pm -

A running joke among the Kings is that Jeff Carter is practically a father to linemates Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson.

Toffoli took it to Twitter last week and posted a photo of Carter talking to him and Pearson, days before a scrimmage in Ontario, and wrote, ?Dad just told us he?s taking us...