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24 bodies recovered in Oakland warehouse fire; 80% of building still much be searched

dim., 4 déc. 2016 08:15:00 PST

The death toll from the fire that raced through an Oakland warehouse during a music concert rose to 24 as searchers continued sift through the ruin of one of the deadliest fires in modern California history.

It could take another two days for the search for victims to end, frustrating frantic family...

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Twitter gossip may be good, especially when it's about airlines

dim., 4 déc. 2016 08:00:00 PST

Ssssh. The Twitter gossip about your favorite (and not-so-favorite) airlines is out.

Name: airrating.com

What it does: The website ranks airlines from 10 (highest) to zero (lowest), based on Twitter mentions of airline Twitter handles. The latest tweets for represented airlines are shown.

What’s...

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Five takeaways from the Lakers' 103-100 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies

dim., 4 déc. 2016 08:00:00 PST

The most important question after every game the Lakers play is this: What did they learn?

This group has overachieved some to start the season, and with that comes the temptation to reset expectations. That’s not what the Lakers want. They want to keep their focus on development and on learning....

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Rams' Dominique Easley, Patriots' Chris Long look forward to playing against former teammates

dim., 4 déc. 2016 07:55:00 PST

There is no special motivation for Dominique Easley on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

That, at least, is what the Rams’ defensive tackle said.

“Just like any other game,” he said.

Easley, who has played well in a rotation with starters Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers, played in college...

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From teenage science project to Nasdaq

dim., 4 déc. 2016 07:00:00 PST

The gig: Andrew Ritter, the 34-year-old founder of Ritter Pharmaceuticals in Los Angeles, created the original form of the firm’s lead experimental drug by testing it on himself when he was in eighth grade. 

Ritter has been working on the project — which he says could be the first government-approved...

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Watch the 'Saturday Night Live' skit that Donald Trump criticized

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:51:00 PST

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, which could provoke China Dec. 4, 2016, 6:51 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Trump's call could upset delicate relations with China Gen. James Mattis will need...(image)



Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, which could provoke China

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:51:00 PST

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, which could provoke China Dec. 4, 2016, 6:51 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Trump's call could upset delicate relations with China Gen. James Mattis will need...(image)



A night of music and dance turns into a deadly inferno at Oakland warehouse

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:37:00 PST

The fire swept through the building with such ferocity that the roof and part of the second floor collapsed, filling the rooms with an avalanche of burning debris.

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Trump's call with the Taiwanese president was his latest break from diplomatic norms

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:31:00 PST

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, which could provoke China Dec. 4, 2016, 6:51 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Trump's call could upset delicate relations with China Gen. James Mattis will need...(image)



Disney story was right on the money. And Paris banks make you work hard for the money

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:30:00 PST

I want to commend David Swanson on his article about Tokyo DisneySea [“DisneySea Gets an ‘A’,” Nov. 20].

His line about DisneySea being "a great add-on to a Tokyo vacation, and maybe reason for the journey itself," is so true. 

I've been to the Tokyo Disney Resort three times.  I have been a Disneyland...

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China struggles to make sense of Trump and his phone call with Taiwan

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:28:00 PST

Trump speaks with Taiwan's president, which could provoke China Dec. 4, 2016, 6:51 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Trump's call could upset delicate relations with China Gen. James Mattis will need...(image)



Italy for women, Antarctica

dim., 4 déc. 2016 06:00:00 PST

ITALY

Presentation

Celebrate the third edition of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go” with author Susan Van Allen.

When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena.

Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220

SNOWSHOEING

Workshop

 Learn the basics of snowshoeing,...

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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:15:00 PST

Fidel Castro's ashes were being interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from the ceremony. 

The remains of the man who...

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The supposed 'rebirth' of Watts makes Jordan Downs residents uneasy

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

At a ceremonial groundbreaking three months ago in Watts, elected officials, housing authority bureaucrats and residents all took turns swinging sledgehammers at a 1950s cinder-block structure to mark the demolition of Jordan Downs. The event marked the first phase in the remaking of this public...

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AFC notes: Raiders' Derek Carr is the comeback king

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

Baltimore Ravens: Justin Tucker is 27 for 27 on field-goal tries. His run of 34 in a row over two seasons is tied for the sixth best in NFL history.

Buffalo Bills: Tyrod Taylor leads all quarterbacks with 439 yards rushing. He has run for a touchdown in four of the last five games and has a career-high...

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National park tips: Death Valley's castle is closed, but the inn will soon be open longer

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

Someday, when they get it open again, you’ll want to take a tour of Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park. In the meantime, big things are planned at Furnace Creek. 

First, about Scotty’s. The castle was hit in late 2015 by the most severe flooding since it was built in the 1920s. The National...

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Looted by Nazis, then seized from my dining room

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw.

Unsure if these gentlemen...

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Agencies were urged to address Paramount metal emissions years before air toxics scare

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

The recent discovery of high levels of a cancer-causing pollutant in Paramount has alarmed residents and led authorities to crack down on dangerous emissions from two metal-processing plants.

But the interventions last week by air regulators and health officials followed years of slow and sporadic...

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NFC notes: Lions' Matthew Stafford has been intercepted once in the last seven games

dim., 4 déc. 2016 05:00:00 PST

Arizona Cardinals: David Johnson has 11 consecutive games with 100 yards rushing. Bruce Arians-coached teams are 5-1 versus the NFC East.

Atlanta Falcons: Last week, Matt Ryan became first player to pass for at least 200 yards in 50 consecutive games. Julio Jones leads the league with 1,140 yards...

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Why Trump needs James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

dim., 4 déc. 2016 04:00:00 PST

When President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general’s Iraq war nickname: “Mad Dog.”

“Mad Dog Mattis!” Trump told a post-election rally. “Mad Dog. He is great, he is great…. They...

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What Trump and Obama have in common

dim., 4 déc. 2016 04:00:00 PST

The differences between how Donald Trump and Barack Obama express themselves are vast and obvious. Trump is sometimes funny and cheerful, but more often cruel, barbarous, vindictive and vulgar. Obama is none of these things. He is too earnest to be genuinely funny, and it would never occur to him...

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Ask Farmer: What's with quarterbacks yelling all the time? You'd thing they'd damage their vocal chords

dim., 4 déc. 2016 04:00:00 PST

Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com

What’s up with the voices of quarterbacks? With all that yelling at the line...

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Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

dim., 4 déc. 2016 04:00:00 PST

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.

Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech and...

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Rams vs. New England Patriots: How they match up

dim., 4 déc. 2016 03:15:00 PST

Rams pass offense vs. Patriots defense: Rookie Jared Goff made big strides in his second NFL start, completing 17 of 31 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns last week at New Orleans. He also demonstrated poise after losing a fumble and having a pass intercepted. Kenny Britt has a team-best...

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In booming retail warehouses, robots steadily replace some workers

dim., 4 déc. 2016 03:00:00 PST

When Skechers started building a colossal distribution center in Moreno Valley six years ago, backers promised a wave of new jobs.

Instead, by the time the company moved operations to the Moreno Valley, the company had closed five facilities in Ontario that employed 1,200 people and cut its workforce...

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