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Man called Israeli organized crime leader gets prison for drug trafficking, extortion

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 11 min ago
A Tarzana man who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli crime organization was sentenced Friday in federal court to 32 years in prison for drug trafficking, money laundering and extortion.
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Ebola vaccine highly effective in Guinea trial

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 14 min ago
An experimental vaccine tested in more than 7,500 people in Guinea was highly protective against Ebola in a preliminary analysis.
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Pac-12: Washington State Coach Mike Leach takes joker role?

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 38 min ago
Washington State Coach Mike Leach is never shy about holding court, and Pac-12 media day Friday was as good a forum as any.
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Viacom buys 50% of Indian TV network group Prism

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 42 min ago
Viacom Inc. has finalized a $153-million deal that increases its presence in India with a 50% interest in the Prism TV group.
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Senate maneuvering spares Planned Parenthood -- for now

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 43 min ago
A series of hidden-camera videos by anti-abortion activists capturing Planned Parenthood executives discussing tissue harvesting from aborted fetuses has renewed calls by Republicans to eliminate all federal support for the organization. But as bad as it's been lately in Washington for Planned...
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Pentagon seeks cyber-weapons strong enough to deter attacks

LA Times Arts & Culture - 9 hours 44 min ago
The folks who brought the world the mushroom cloud are hard at work at a new project - coming up with cyber-weapons so strong that their very existence would deter foreign governments from attacking U.S. databases and critical computer systems.
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Palestinian toddler burned to death in attack by suspected Israeli extremists

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 2 min ago
An 18-month-old Palestinian child was burned to death Friday when people believed to be Israeli extremists set fire to a home in a West Bank village, according to a Palestinian official and the Israeli army.
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Fast-tracking VA firings makes for bad policy

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 11 min ago
The scandals that rocked the federal Department of Veterans Affairs last year rightly had some high-reaching consequences, including toppling secretary Eric K. Shinseki. Whether Shinseki's successor, Robert McDonald, has been able to effect much of a cultural change within the department that provides,...
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Chivas de Guadalajara to play September friendly at StubHub Center

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 13 min ago
Mexican megaclub Chivas de Guadalajara will play Liga MX rival Leon in a friendly soccer game on Sept. 5 at the StubHub Center.
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2 arrested in fatal shooting of 4-year-old boy playing in Highland front yard

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 13 min ago
Two men have been arrested in the shooting death of a 4-year-old boy who was playing in the front yard of his grandmother's Highland home, the San Bernardino County Sheriiff's Department said Friday morning.
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'Salem' stars Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg land in Hollywood Hills

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 24 min ago
Actors Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg of the supernatural television drama "Salem" have landed a house in Hollywood Hills West for $1.755 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
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'Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation' is Cruise-controlled fun, reviews say

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 26 min ago
Tom Cruise is the man for the job once again in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," the fifth installment of the sporadic but long-running spy franchise.
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Pac-12: Conference looks to improve image, quality of officiating

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 29 min ago
David Coleman, the Pac-12's new vice president of officiating, said that the conference was going to emphasize consistency, accountability, communication and transparency for its referees.
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Dodgers great Orel Hershiser lists Las Vegas home for about $1 million

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 30 min ago
How about this for a souvenir: A Las Vegas home owned by Dodgers pitching great Orel Hershiser is one the market for about $1 million.
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BBC America adapting Douglas Adams' 'Dirk Gently,' and moving it to the U.S.

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 32 min ago
Looks like another private eye will be joining the plethora of TV detectives currently on television. However, this detective has one up on all the others: He was created by "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" author Douglas Adams. Yes, "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" will be adapted...
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Indoor cycling charges ahead in L.A. fitness scene

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 38 min ago
In the late 1980s, a handsome, muscle-bound transplant to Santa Monica from South Africa called Johnny G (for Goldberg) came up with an idea for indoor cycling classes he called Spinning. Indoor cycling soon became a fitness mainstay, but he could hardly have anticipated the scene today.
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Moisés Kaufman Stages Moments of Love and Humor Amid Tragedy in Bent at the Taper

LA Stage Times - 10 hours 43 min ago
by MICHAEL VAN DUZER Martin [Sherman] wrote this play, very, very, very few people knew about the Pink Triangle. And very, very few people knew or spoke of the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust.” Director Moisés Kaufman is speaking with quiet urgency before I’ve even had a chance to start my recorder. We are in Kaufman’s office, a converted dressing room at the Mark Taper Forum, where he is in previews for the production of Martin Sherman’s seminal drama Bent. The play chronicles the journey of Max, from profligate playboy, enjoying the heady freedom

L.A. Convention Center's proposed design screams, 'conventional thinking'

CultureMonster - 10 hours 43 min ago
Over the last couple of years, Plan A for expanding the Los Angeles Convention Center has been slowly morphing into Plan B.
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L.A. Convention Center's proposed design screams, 'conventional thinking'

LA Times Arts & Culture - 10 hours 43 min ago
Over the last couple of years, Plan A for expanding the Los Angeles Convention Center has been slowly morphing into Plan B.
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