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Clippers guard Raymond Felton may miss 'a couple of games' for family reasons

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:25:00 PST

Clippers backup point guard Raymond Felton will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday, and could miss additional time because of family reasons. 

“Obviously, he would be great to have, but it’s family thing,” Coach Doc Rivers said before the Clippers’ game against Golden State on Wednesday....

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Essential Politics: Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps say goodbye, effort launched to force state pensions to divest from Dakota Access pipeline

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:18:00 PST

Essential Politics: Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps say goodbye, effort launched to force state pensions to divest from Dakota Access pipeline Dec. 7, 2016, 6:18 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sen....(image)



California's ballots have all been counted - more than 14.6 million and most of them for Hillary Clinton

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:18:00 PST

Essential Politics: Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps say goodbye, effort launched to force state pensions to divest from Dakota Access pipeline Dec. 7, 2016, 6:18 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sen....(image)



No. 1 UConn beats No. 2 Notre Dame, 72-61, for 83rd win in row

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:15:00 PST

Napheesa Collier scored 20 points, Gabby Williams had 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists and No. 1 Connecticut beat No. 2 Notre Dame 72-61 on Wednesday night for its 83rd straight victory. 

The Huskies (8-0) trailed briefly in late in the second quarter, but played with the lead most of the...

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Building inspectors had not been inside Oakland warehouse in 30 years, officials say

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:15:00 PST

Oakland officials said Thursday that no building code enforcement inspector has been inside the warehouse where 36 people died in at least 30 years.

The interim director of the city's planning and building department said the agency only goes into buildings when the owner seeks a permit or if officials...

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College football: Oregon hires Willie Taggart as coach; Christian McCaffrey to enter NFL draft

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:10:00 PST

Willie Taggart has become known for rebuilding programs at Western Kentucky and South Florida. His next endeavor will be much more high profile, trying to turn around the struggling Oregon Ducks. 

Oregon announced Wednesday that it had hired Taggart to take over following a disappointing 4-8 season...

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How did a study about struggling community college students lead to a state investigation?

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:45:00 PST

A San Diego State study that concluded that many California community college students are struggling to find adequate food and shelter has been overshadowed a bit by the angry response it apparently elicited from an employee of the state Department of Education.

On Monday, after co-author and...

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Trump strikes back at union president who criticized Carrier deal

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:33:00 PST

Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA Dec. 7, 2016, 5:22 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly is Trump's pick for Homeland Security secretaryOklahoma's...(image)



MLB and USA Baseball to offer free player development camps for high school players

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:30:00 PST

For years, the cost of participating in baseball showcases has been rising. Parents have been spending hundreds of dollars for their sons to be seen by college coaches or professional scouts.

Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced on Wednesday the creation of the Player Development Pipeline,...

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Dodgers still waiting on Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen as winter meetings wrap up

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:30:00 PST

At a quarter past 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi made a prediction that did not classify as bold, given the languid pace of recent discussions at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.

“I don’t necessarily see us doing anything in the next 12 hours,” he said...

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L.A. backs measures to roll back 'mansionization' in single-family neighborhoods

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:25:00 PST

Spurred by years of complaints from neighborhood groups, the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to seek new restrictions on “mansionization” — the practice of constructing houses that are far larger than those nearby.

On a 13-0 vote, lawmakers asked City Atty. Mike Feuer to rewrite sections...

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Dylann Roof trial: 'He put five bullets in my son,' church attack survivor testifies

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:25:00 PST

In stark and meticulous detail, federal prosecutors on Wednesday began to lay out their case against Dylann Roof, the self-avowed white supremacist charged with killing nine black worshipers at the historic Emanuel AME Church, describing him as “cold and calculated” as he pulled out a Glock .45-caliber...

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A federal judge who ordered Michigan to start recounting presidential votes has ended a second look at ballots

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:23:00 PST

Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA Dec. 7, 2016, 5:22 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly is Trump's pick for Homeland Security secretaryOklahoma's...(image)



Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:22:00 PST

Trump picks retired Marine general for Homeland Security; climate change skeptic headed to EPA Dec. 7, 2016, 5:22 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: Retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly is Trump's pick for Homeland Security secretaryOklahoma's...(image)



Gov. Jerry Brown's top aide takes aim at Trump's pick for the EPA

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:16:00 PST

Essential Politics: Barbara Boxer and Lois Capps say goodbye, effort launched to force state pensions to divest from Dakota Access pipeline Dec. 7, 2016, 6:18 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sen....(image)



Big retailers tricked shoppers into thinking they were getting a great deal, claims L.A. city attorney

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 17:00:00 PST

The Los Angeles city attorney’s office said it plans to sue four big retailers for deceptive advertising which allegedly misled shoppers into believing that thousands of products were on sale at a hefty discount.

The retailers — JC Penney, Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s — falsely advertised high “list”...

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State Farm files lawsuit to block historic rollback in insurance rates

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:55:00 PST

Last month, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones ordered more than $100 million in refunds for nearly 2 million State Farm policy owners, alleging the company charged excessive rates for its homeowners and renters insurance.

It apparently was the first such refund approved since California’s...

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Why are thousands of geese dying in a toxic pit in Montana?

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:55:00 PST

Several thousand snow geese may have died after landing in a former open-pit copper mine in Montana that is now filled with highly acidic water.

A Nov. 28 snowstorm forced the migrating geese to take refuge in the Berkeley Pit, a 900-foot-deep pit lake of heavy metals and other dangerous chemicals...

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California National Guard commander takes heat from Congress for forcing soldiers to repay bonuses

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:45:00 PST

Members of Congress assailed the California National Guard commander Wednesday for ordering thousands of soldiers and veterans to repay enlistment bonuses, saying the demands caused military families unnecessary financial distress, harmed recruiting and broke faith with soldiers.

With Maj. Gen....

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Victims of the Oakland warehouse fire: Who they were

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:45:00 PST

A fire ripped through a warehouse in Oakland on Friday night, killing more than 30 people who were there for an electronic music concert. Here are the names of people who have been confirmed dead by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office Coroner's Bureau or immediate family members. Did you know one...(image)



Times' NFL columnist Sam Farmer predicts the Chiefs will beat the Raiders, 28-24, in Thursday's AFC West showdown

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:40:00 PST

NFL tonight

OAKLAND (10-2) AT

KANSAS CITY (9-3)

TV: Channel 4, NFL Network, 5:15 p.m. PST Thursday.

Line: Chiefs by 3.

Over/under: 46.

Sam Farmer’s pick:  As hot as the Raiders have been on their six-game winning streak, and as well as they’ve protected Derek Carr, the relentless Kansas City pass...

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Jason Pierre-Paul to miss rest of regular season after hernia surgery

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is going to miss the rest of the regular season after surgery to repair a sports hernia. 

The 27-year-old old tweeted on Wednesday that he had surgery and was feeling well. Pierre-Paul sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to...

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Trump names climate change skeptic and oil industry ally to lead the EPA

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:30:00 PST

Donald Trump picked Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency, signaling the president-elect will deliver on his vow to disassemble President Obama’s landmark effort to fight climate change.

Pruitt, 48, a staunch ally of the fossil fuel industry, has taken a lead...

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USC campus security officer pleads no contest to manslaughter in graduate student's death

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:25:00 PST

A USC campus safety officer pleaded no contest Wednesday to vehicular manslaughter in connection with the 2015 death of a student, whose car was struck by the officer’s speeding cruiser.

Appearing in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, Miguel Guerra, 37, entered the plea to the misdemeanor count...

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'It's excruciating': Inside the heartbreaking recovery of 36 bodies in Oakland warehouse

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 16:20:00 PST

For four days, they sifted through despair.

The fire that climbed walls and felled a roof had left a sprawling Oakland warehouse blanketed in charred debris. Among the ashes lay an unknown number of bodies. The expertise of two doctors who had combed through wreckage after 9/11 would help.

What...

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