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Watch out Wall Street and Capitol Hill: Amazon is coming for your talent 13 Nov 2018 at 6:40pm -

Amazon.com Inc.?s decision to split its second headquarters was a calculated move to poach the best and brightest from two of the biggest talent pools in America: New York City and Washington, D.C.

When the tech giant starts recruiting tens of thousands of workers in the cities next year, Wall...



Fairplex proposes deal to pay Pomona $1.5 million extra to mitigate noise, tr... 13 Nov 2018 at 6:35pm -

In hopes of resolving friction with neighbors, operators of the Fairplex in Pomona are proposing adding fees to ticket prices for some fairground events to help pay to address noise, traffic and trash problems.

The new fees charged to fans who attend the annual county fair and music events at the...



Pope to visit Morocco in March 13 Nov 2018 at 6:25pm -

Pope Francis is going to Morocco in March in what is expected to be a heavy year of foreign travel for the 81-year-old pontiff.

The Vatican on Tuesday confirmed the March 30-31 visit to Rabat and Casablanca.

Previously, there were rumors that Francis would travel to Marrakech next month to participate...



NFL: Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell refuses to sign tag, out for 2018 13 Nov 2018 at 6:20pm -

Le'Veon Bell won't play in 2018.

The star running back declined to sign his one-year $14.4 million franchise tender with the Pittsburgh Steelers by Tuesday's deadline, making him ineligible to suit up for the AFC North-leading Steelers or anyone else this season.

The unusual decision to sit out...



Colombia sets up migrant camp for homeless Venezuelan migrants 13 Nov 2018 at 6:05pm -

Colombian authorities moved homeless Venezuelan migrants to a soccer field filled with yellow tents and cots Tuesday, as the number of migrants fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian calamity continues to rise.

The first migrant camp for Venezuelans in Colombia's capital, Bogota, sparked...



Meet the new members of Congress 13 Nov 2018 at 5:50pm -

They are activists and advocates, combat veterans, political novices and experts. And they are headed to Washington for a crash course in being members of Congress.

More than 80 representatives-elect and four senators-elect, most of them Democrats and many who have never before held elected office,...



Britain says a proposed Brexit deal reached with EU, but an agreement still r... 13 Nov 2018 at 5:45pm -

British government officials said Tuesday a proposed ?Brexit? deal had been reached with European Union negotiators after months of difficulties, though a final agreement still requires overcoming significant political skepticism and opposition.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and a divided...



E-cigarette giant Juul quits selling fruit-flavored vape pods to stores 13 Nov 2018 at 5:40pm -

Juul Labs Inc., the maker of the e-cigarette that is wildly popular with American teenagers, said it stopped selling its fruit-flavored nicotine pods to stores and shut down its U.S.-based Facebook and Instagram accounts.

The move, announced Tuesday by Juul Chief Executive Kevin Burns, follows...



Poor field conditions in Mexico City force NFL to move Monday's Chiefs-Rams s... 13 Nov 2018 at 5:25pm -

The marquee ?Monday Night Football? game between the Rams and Kansas City Chiefs will be played in Los Angeles ? not in Mexico City, as originally planned.

Poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca prompted the NFL on Tuesday to pull the plug on the Mexico City game, reverting to the Coliseum because...



Stock indexes slip as plunging oil prices hit energy firms 13 Nov 2018 at 4:55pm -

The steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood Tuesday, extending the Standard & Poor?s 500 index?s losing streak to a fourth day.

Energy stocks led a late-in-the-session sell-off on Wall Street after the price of U.S. crude oil plunged 7.1% to $55.69 a...



UCLA's three-man recruiting class in basketball figures to increase over time 13 Nov 2018 at 4:40pm -

The math is about to get tricky for Steve Alford.

Technically, the UCLA basketball coach doesn?t have any scholarships to give heading into the national signing period that starts Wednesday. Alford?s roster comprises two juniors, three sophomores and eight freshmen, meaning in theory it already...



Attacks on religious and racial minorities fueled sharp rise in hate crimes i... 13 Nov 2018 at 4:30pm -

Hate crimes rose in the U.S. by more than 17% in 2017, fueled by increases in attacks against religious and racial minorities, according to a report the FBI released Tuesday.

It is the biggest annual increase in reported hate crimes since 2001, when attacks on Muslims surged in response to the...



Amazon's HQ2 is headed to New York and Virginia with thousands of jobs. Here?... 13 Nov 2018 at 4:00pm -

When Amazon launched its HQ2 contest last fall, dangling a prize of 50,000 high-paid jobs and a $5-billion investment, some 238 North American cities and regions embarked on a mad scramble, serving up gobs of proprietary data, along with hefty tax breaks, to host the tech titan?s satellite headquarters.

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NBA notes: Caris LeVert's foot injury not as bad as it appeared 13 Nov 2018 at 3:45pm -

Caris LeVert's injury wasn't as bad as it looked. The Brooklyn Nets said Tuesday their leading scorer sustained only a dislocation of his right foot and no fractures, and he could return this season.

That's far better than what was feared when LeVert's leg appeared to bend in a gruesome manner...



Hamas militants agree to Gaza cease-fire with Israel 13 Nov 2018 at 3:25pm -

After one of the the heaviest flare-ups of violence in years, Hamas, the Islamist militia ruling the Gaza Strip, said Tuesday it had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel brokered by Egypt.

The delicate truce, after two days of back-and-forth rocket attacks, was not confirmed by the Israeli government....



Trump, stung by midterms and nervous about Mueller, retreats from traditional... 13 Nov 2018 at 3:25pm -

For weeks this fall, an ebullient President Trump traveled relentlessly to hold raise-the-rafters campaign rallies ? sometimes three a day ? in states where his presence was likely to help Republicans on the ballot.

But his mood apparently has changed as he has taken measure of the electoral backlash...



CNN sues Trump over White House's suspension of Jim Acosta's press pass 13 Nov 2018 at 2:05pm -

The increasingly contentious fight between President Trump and CNN ? and by extension the news media he has branded ?the enemy of the people? ? is headed to court.

CNN is suing Trump and other administration officials over the decision to suspend the White House press credentials of correspondent...



Amazon splits coveted 'HQ2' between New York and Washington, D.C., area 13 Nov 2018 at 1:15pm -

Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and northern Virginia, ending months of jockeying among potential locations across the country vying for a $5-billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.

Amazon also said it will create more than 5,000...



Putin foe Alexei Navalny stopped at airport, barred from leaving Russia 13 Nov 2018 at 1:05pm -

Russian border guards blocked opposition leader Alexei Navalny from flying out of the country Tuesday, in a move the Kremlin critic said was meant to prevent him from attending a final hearing on his case in Europe?s highest human rights court.

Navalny, whose anti-corruption protests have made...



Carmelo Anthony should take a page from Vince Carter?s end-of-career playbook 13 Nov 2018 at 12:10pm -

Before a bunch of the NBA?s best players took the court Monday night at Staples Center, NBA scouts and executives in attendance gossiped about Carmelo Anthony, one of the league?s former greats, and whether there?s a spot for him on a roster in 2018.

Anthony, who is a Houston Rocket in a ?for now?...



Warriors to sell passes that let fans into arena, without a view of the game 13 Nov 2018 at 11:45am -

The Golden State Warriors are offering fans a unique experience for home games during the team?s final season at Oracle Arena.

That experience, however, does not involve watching the Warriors play live and in-person on the court.

In an email sent to fans Monday, the Warriors introduced their ?In...



Rapidly expanding Netflix grabs another big block of Hollywood office space 13 Nov 2018 at 11:40am -

In another big expansion of its Hollywood footprint, video-streaming giant Netflix will lease 355,000 square feet of offices in a mixed-use complex under construction on Vine Street.

The company will rent the bulk of the space in three office buildings at Academy on Vine, landlord Kilroy Realty...



Last night in the NBA: Clippers, devoid of a big-name player, beat a Warriors... 13 Nov 2018 at 9:45am -

Here?s what happened on a night where the Clippers kept rolling at home:

Everything they?re not makes the Clippers everything they are.

The Clippers are devoid of a true star, a prerequisite for winning in the NBA playoffs, and they?ve got players on their roster with pasts full of injuries. But...



$1.2-billion convention center-hotel project would require nearly $100-millio... 13 Nov 2018 at 8:00am -

Downtown Los Angeles? next proposed mega real estate development ? a $1.2-billion project to add hundreds of hotel rooms at L.A. Live and substantially enlarge the Los Angeles Convention Center ? would require nearly $100 million in public subsidies, according to a report to be considered Tuesday...



As if its credibility isn't bad enough, the Vatican is stalling efforts to pu... 13 Nov 2018 at 6:10am -

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had been expected this week to embrace new measures to prevent and punish sexual abuse by members of the clergy, including an unprecedented code of conduct for the bishops themselves. It didn?t happen.

At the last minute, the bishops? plans were put on hold...



Half of all underage smokers choose menthols. We need to kick Kools to the curb 13 Nov 2018 at 6:05am -

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned child-friendly flavors in cigarettes in 2009, it didn?t include menthol cigarettes. That was unfortunate because, like cherry and mocha, menthol hides the harsh taste of tobacco and as a result is popular with young and underage smokers.

The FDA...



Ducks activate Ondrej Kase from injured list, but lose Patrick Eaves 13 Nov 2018 at 2:35am -

Ondrej Kase is back at long last, but the Ducks? good fortunes on the injury front were short lived.

Patrick Eaves didn?t suit up for the Ducks? home contest Monday against the league-leading Nashville Predators; he?s day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

That means the Ducks won?t have access...



Clippers outlast defending champion Warriors in overtime victory 13 Nov 2018 at 2:25am -

Klay Thompson?s game-tying three had barely ripped through the net and Doc Rivers looked pained.

Playing the Golden State Warriors has tended to draw such reactions from the Clippers? coach. Entering Monday?s matchup his team had lost its last seven home games in the series and 13 of 14 overall....



Return of speedy Ondrej Kase helps Ducks deal Predators their first road loss... 13 Nov 2018 at 2:15am -

Ondrej Kase was sidelined for the first 18 games of the season, but now that he?s back, he wasted no time showing just how valuable he is to this Ducks squad.

The 23-year-old dazzled with his speedy skating, a skill desperately needed in the Anaheim lineup, and his offensive playmaking is everything...



Clippers have plenty to celebrate after beating Warriors 13 Nov 2018 at 2:10am -

The crowd in Staples Center was ready to fall off its hinges as streamers fell from the ceiling.

It was a last-second win, complete with the lows of LeBron James missing two free throws and the highs of his two-handed slam to give his team the lead. There was Tyson Chandler blocking a shot at the...



NBA: Timberwolves beat Nets after Caris LeVert's gruesome injury 13 Nov 2018 at 1:20am -

Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and a season-high 21 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Brooklyn Nets 120-113 on Monday after finally trading Jimmy Butler.

The Nets lost leading scorer Caris LeVert to what appeared to be a severe right leg injury late in the first half.

Jeff Teague...



Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree, Jayna Hefford lead inductees into Hockey Hall o... 13 Nov 2018 at 12:00am -

Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree and NHL commissioner Gary Bettmanled the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night.

Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player's category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women's star Jayna Hefford and...



Eli Manning's late touchdown pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23 12 Nov 2018 at 11:50pm -

Eli Manning threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard with 53 seconds left and the New York Giants snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the San Francisco 49ers 27-23 on Monday night.

Manning threw two TD passes to Odell Beckham Jr. and then engineered the late game-winning drive...



1988 USC vs. UCLA: Rodney Peete conquers the measles then topples the Bruins 12 Nov 2018 at 11:25pm - This wasn't Rodney Peete's first bus ride weaving through Pasadena on the way to the Rose Bowl, surrounded by a spectacular sea of blue and gold and cardinal and gold flowing in every direction. But this second crosstown trip to play UCLA certainly felt different for the USC quarterback. 

Kings say ENOUGH is ENOUGH as they spread the word of acts that 'can't be acc... 12 Nov 2018 at 11:05pm -

They said ENOUGH because they?ve seen the pain an act of violence can cause its victims and those left to stumble through shattered lives.

They said ENOUGH because the shooting last Wednesday that killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks was close to home and inspired them...



JT Daniels in a UCLA shirt? Bruins alum and former Mater Dei coach won't let ... 12 Nov 2018 at 10:35pm -

The social media mischief started Sunday with a picture of USC quarterback JT Daniels in a UCLA football T-shirt.

It was tweeted out by Chris Ward, a former Bruins offensive lineman who coached at Mater Dei High in Santa Ana when Daniels starred there. At one point before becoming a Trojan, Daniels...



Mariners deny fired executive's claims of racism against Latino players 12 Nov 2018 at 10:25pm -

The Seattle Mariners are denying claims made by the club's recently fired training and conditioning director, who said team management had disparaged Latino players.

The Mariners issued a statement on Monday following the social media postings from Lorena Martin in which she claimed general manager...



Lakers' Lonzo Ball is adjusting to being on the court with so many ball handlers 12 Nov 2018 at 10:05pm -

When the Lakers put together their roster last summer, players and staff lauded the inclusion of so many capable ball handlers.

Among young returners Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram and veterans LeBron James, Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson, the Lakers could utilize two, three or even four ball...



Mimi Walters' lead shrinks to 1,000, Young Kim's to fewer than 2,000 in lates... 12 Nov 2018 at 10:00pm -

Democrats in two undecided Orange County congressional races further narrowed the gap Monday against their GOP rivals, as ongoing ballot-counting continued to favor Democratic candidates throughout the state.

Two-term Republican Rep. Mimi Walters saw her election night lead of more than 6,000 votes...



Kings goalie Jack Campbell to undergo knee surgery 12 Nov 2018 at 9:30pm -

From his new view on the bench, Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford cringed internally.

Early in the second period Saturday, Nate Thompson got pushed into teammate Jack Campbell and pinned the goalie?s legs underneath him. Ranford thought Campbell was done for the night.

?I was surprised that he finished...