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Romaine lettuce E. coli contamination claims more victims

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:20:00 PDT

The monthlong outbreak of a virulent E. coli strain tied to romaine lettuce has now sent 42 people to hospitals in 19 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added 31 people to its tally of victims in the outbreak. The agency has linked...


Suspected Golden State killer, a former police officer, arrested on 'needle in the haystack' DNA evidence

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:15:00 PDT

A former police officer suspected of being one of California's most prolific serial killers and rapists was arrested Tuesday after being tied to the crimes through "surveillance and discarded DNA," Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said.(image)

Byron Allen, the comedian-turned media mogul, explains why he wants to be in the movie business

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:00:00 PDT

Entertainment Studios founder Byron Allen is known for unexpected bets, such as recently buying the Weather Channel for $300 million.

Even so, why would the comedian who owns television channels such as Pets.TV and Cars.TV want to get into the business of releasing big-screen features?

In remarks...


Angels prove they are for real by winning two of three from Astros

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:45:00 PDT

The 5-2 loss in the series finale Wednesday notwithstanding, the Angels delivered a stern message this week at Minute Maid Park.

They plan to hang around.

The Angels won two of three games here against the Houston Astros, which allowed them to return to Anaheim only a half-game behind the defending...


Lukas Nelson, on his way to Stagecoach with Promise of the Real, talks Gaga, Neil Young and serendipity

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:40:00 PDT

A young musician has to have a lot on his plate when he takes several minutes to run down his latest endeavors and forgets to mention that he and his group also just happen to be the latest backing band for one of rock music’s biggest and most enduring stars.

“Oh, of course — Neil!” said 29-year-old...


Filmmaker's rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons is dismissed

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:40:00 PDT

A federal lawsuit accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016 was dismissed Wednesday.

The $5-million suit, filed in January by Jennifer Jarosik, was dismissed by agreement from Jarosik and Simmons’ attorneys. No reason was given in the court filing for the agreement...


Metro wants to end free rides for clean-air vehicles in toll lanes

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:40:00 PDT

Facing rising congestion in the 110 Freeway and 10 Freeway toll lanes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday will consider ending free rides for commuters who drive alone in zero-emission vehicles.

The proposal could place Metro on a collision course with environmental advocates,...


Unless Rams deal, they will be observers of NFL draft until Day 2, Round 3

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:25:00 PDT

Though they are set at quarterback, and without a first-round pick in the NFL draft for the second year in a row, Rams general manager Les Snead, coach Sean McVay and the scouting and personnel staffs will still pay attention Thursday night when the three-day draft begins at AT&T Stadium in Arlington,...


Streaming gains make up for DirecTV's 188,000 lost satellite customers

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:05:00 PDT

DirecTV continues to lose satellite TV subscribers to cord cutting, but its streaming service has grown to nearly 1.5 million subscribers, cushioning the blow for owner AT&T.

The Dallas telecommunications giant said Wednesday that it signed up more than 312,000 DirecTV Now streaming service customers...


Mound visits become an issue for the Angels

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:00 PDT

The Angels have run low on relievers many times this season.

On Tuesday in Houston, they reached “empty” in an area related to the bullpen: mound visits.

When catcher Martin Maldonado met with rookie reliever Justin Anderson in the seventh inning, it marked the sixth and final visit allowed under...


Gmail's new 'confidential mode' offers more privacy controls — but don't get too comfortable

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:00:00 PDT

In rolling out major updates to Gmail, Google announced Wednesday that the popular email service will soon feature a new “confidential mode” that promises to give users more control over who sees the emails they send, and for how long.

Users should still be mindful about what they send over email,...


Parents who wouldn't take daughter to doctor spared jail time in girl's death

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:55:00 PDT

The parents of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl have been spared jail time in the pneumonia death of their daughter after vowing to seek medical care in the future for their other children.

Jonathan Foster, 35, and Grace Foster, 34, were sentenced Wednesday to five years' probation on involuntary...


Angels' road winning streak ends in Houston

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:50:00 PDT

When this series began, the Angels offense would have had to rally to be upgraded to sputtering.

Then they beat Houston on Monday but had to score only two runs to do it, with Tyler Skaggs and the bullpen providing a shutout.

On Tuesday, they reappeared offensively, scoring eight times, including...


Deontay Wilder's team offers $50 million to Anthony Joshua for a heavyweight title fight this fall

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:50:00 PDT

The team of World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder emailed three-belt champion Anthony Joshua on Wednesday with an offer of at least $50 million to fight in the U.S. in the fall, Wilder promoter Lou DiBella told the Los Angeles Times.

The bout would take someplace at the site...


Germans march against anti-Semitism after Berlin attack on Israeli wearing a yarmulke

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:45:00 PDT

Thousands of Germans participated in spirited rallies Wednesday to show their support for the country’s Jewish community and protest against an ominous wave of anti-Semitism.

Many protesters wore yarmulkes, or skullcaps, to show their solidarity with the estimated 200,000 Jewish people in Germany.


Facebook's financial results appear untarnished by Cambridge Analytica scandal

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:35:00 PDT

Facebook Inc. continued to add users and saw revenue soar in the first quarter despite facing its worst crisis in company history over the mishandling of personal data belonging to millions of unsuspecting users.

The social network blew away Wall Street estimates by reporting a nearly 50% increase...


Report alleges Veterans Affairs nominee was nicknamed ‘Candyman’ for providing drugs without paperwork

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:30:00 PDT

President Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary showed “a pattern” of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member, according...


French president challenges Trumpism in speech to Congress

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:25:00 PDT

Demonstrating the limits of their touchy-feely friendship, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered an unsubtle rebuke of President Trump’s disruptive foreign policies Wednesday in a speech to a joint session of Congress that served as an extended defense of globalism.

Macron told lawmakers that...


TCM hosts pick highlights of the 2018 TCM Classic Film Festival

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:25:00 PDT

An annual destination for classic movie lovers, TCM's Classic Film Festival this year runs April 26-29 in Hollywood.

With a substantial selection of classics on offer — ranging from titles everyone knows to far more obscure gems — TCM on-air hosts Ben Mankiewicz, Dave Karger and Alicia Malone share...


Cavaliers' George Hill to miss Game 5 against Pacers

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:20:00 PDT

Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard George Hill will miss Game 5 against Indiana on Wednesday night because of lingering back spasms.

Hill also sat out Game 4, but the Cavaliers were able to hold on to a second-half lead and beat the Pacers to even the series. Hill has been bothered by a bad...


Rapper Nas added to lineup of 2018 BET Experience

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:15:00 PDT