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GOP leaders reach tax deal, cutting corporate rate to 21% and top individual rate to 37%

Los Angeles Times

GOP leaders on Wednesday agreed on a final tax cut plan that would lower the corporate rate to 21% and drop the top individual rate to 37%, according to a Republican source briefed on the deal.

Gift Guide: These holiday helpers make it easier to drive, ride and wrench

Busy hands and minds are always hard at work trying to figure out more convenient or comfortable ways to drive, ride or wrench your way around the garage.

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Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate seat, but Roy Moore won't concede

Democrat Doug Jones, who started the Alabama race for U.S. Senate as a massive underdog, swept to victory Tuesday night in a repudiation of scandal-stained Roy Moore. The upset also dealt a serious blow to President Trump.

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Fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials say

Los Angeles Times

The blaze that swept through the hills of Bel-Air last week, destroying six homes and damaging a dozen others, was sparked by a cooking fire at a homeless encampment in a nearby ravine, Los Angeles officials said Tuesday.

Monday, Dec 11

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At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history

Los Angeles Times

Santa Barbara County was under siege from the Thomas fire Sunday as fire crews fought to keep the destructive blaze from the region’s picturesque beach communities.

Sunday, Dec 10

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Live fire updates: New evacuation orders issued for Carpinteria and Montecito

Los Angeles Times

Multiple fires are raging in Southern California. A series of Santa Ana wind-driven wildfires have destroyed hundreds of structures, forced thousands to flee and smothered the region with smoke in what officials predicted would be a…

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Golden Globes 2018: Complete list of nominees

The nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes were announced this morning in Los Angeles, with Alfre Woodard, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Bell and Sharon Stone sharing the announcement duties.

Saturday, Dec 9

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Assemblyman Matt Dababneh to resign following sexual misconduct allegations

Assemblyman Matt Dababneh said Friday he is resigning from office at the end of the month, a decision that comes four days after he was publicly accused of masturbating in front of a lobbyist and other inappropriate behavior.

Friday, Dec 8

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2018 Ford Mustang: Best sports car buy in town?

If you’re interested in the new Mustang, and you’re going to take a test drive — do as I say, and not as I do: Drive the little one first and the big one second.

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Inside a secret 2014 list of hundreds of L.A. deputies with histories of misconduct

Los Angeles Times

About 300 L.A. deputies are on the Brady list, a secret record of problem officers. An L.A. Times investigation.

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In an emotional speech on the Senate floor, Al Franken says he'll resign amid allegations of sexual misdeeds

Los Angeles Times

Al Franken announced Thursday he will resign his Senate seat, falling to a whirlwind of sexual misconduct allegations like those that have enmeshed other politicians, business leaders and media figures across the country in recent months.

Thursday, Dec 7

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LA Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Kia's Orth Hedrick

We asked executives in town for the LA Auto Show a few questions about cars, driving and the future of the automotive industry.

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Return of powerful winds poses 'extreme fire danger' across Southern California

Los Angeles Times

Several homes were destroyed by a wildfire in Bel-Air on Wednesday, and authorities warned of potentially catastrophic winds continuing through at least Thursday.

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Korean, Japanese and German cars edge out Americans in IIHS top safety picks

The respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its recommendations for the safest cars in the 2018 model year.

Wednesday, Dec 6

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L.A. Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Mark Allen

We asked executives attending the L.A. Auto Show a few questions about cars, driving and the future of the automotive industry.

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Rye fire spreads to 5,000 acres, triggers evacuations and gridlock in Santa Clarita

A growing wildfire in Santa Clarita has burned 5,000 acres, forcing thousands to flee their homes and schools as an enormous cloud of smoke rose over the area.

Tuesday, Dec 5

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Rep. John Conyers, most senior member of House, resigns amid accusations of sexual harassment

Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Michigan, the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, resigned Tuesday after his support among fellow Democrats collapsed amid accusations of sexual harassment by several female employees.

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L.A. Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Porsche CEO Klaus Zellmer

We asked executives in town for the LA Auto Show a few questions about cars, driving and the future of mobility. Here are some answers from Porsche Chief Executive Klaus Zellmer.

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Monday, Dec 4

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L.A. Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Chevy's Steve Majoros

We asked executives attending the L.A. Auto Show a few questions about cars, driving and the future of the automotive industry. Here’s what Chevrolet Marketing Director Steve Majoros said: What’s your daily driver, and how long is your…

LA Auto Show: While Detroit hits the gas pedal, Europeans embrace electrification

Petroleum products still power nearly all the cars driving the world’s highways, minus a nano-point or two for the rare alternative-fuel vehicle. But something new is stirring. Call it elektrifizierung.

Sunday, Dec 3

L.A. Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Cadillac's Johan de Nysschen

We asked executives in town for the L.A. Auto Show a few questions about cars, driving and the future of the automotive industry.

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For a deported man and his family, an uneasy ‘homecoming’ in Mexico

Roberto Tetatzin knew he was going to be deported to his native Mexico. Now he and his partner, Judith Cristal Gudino, would have to decide what to do next. Should the girls stay in the U.S. with Gudino, or should the whole family relocate…

Saturday, Dec 2

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LA Auto Show 2017: Arcimoto three-wheeler delivers electric mobility

Several three-wheeled electric vehicles were being wheeled around the halls of the LA Auto Show in the two days before its Friday public opening.

At LA Auto Show, take an electric bike for a test ride

Beyond the fast cars and shiny SUVs decorating the showroom at the Los Angeles Auto Show, attendees can test drive a different kind of ride: electric bikes, scooters and other two-wheeled modes of transport.

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LA Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Toyota's Lisa Materazzo

We asked executives in town for the L.A. Auto Show to share some thoughts about cars, driving and the future of mobility. Here’s what we learned from Toyota North America Vice President Lisa Materazzo.

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LA Auto Show 2017: Women raise their profile

Verena Mei began her career as a poster model for a tire company. She would pose for the camera in a tank top and tiny shorts and then sign her portrait for fans, most of them men.

LA Auto Show 2017: Our top picks for the best of the best of the show

The LA Auto Show features hundreds of new cars and trucks — many of them on display for the first time in North America and some for the first time in the world.