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Friday, Nov 30

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Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history, WHO says

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Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, the World Health Organization said Thursday. WHO's emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama,…

Lakers still on the hunt for their identity in this unusual season

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LeBron James whips the ball around the body of a frozen defender, it lands in the hands of Brandon Ingram, he lays it in, and the Staples Center is engulfed in a roar. James bricks two free throws, somebody shouts, “C'mon!” and there are…

Lakers keep firing from long range, often without success

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The Lakers clearly were an up-and-down three-point shooting team Thursday night, good for some moments and just awful for others. That did not stop them from launching shots from long distance and missing — and then finding a way to make…

05

Former Autonomy CEO is charged with fraud tied to Hewlett-Packard deal

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Michael Lynch, a British entrepreneur and former chief executive of Autonomy Corp., was criminally charged with fraud by the United States tied to the British software maker's 2011 acquisition by Hewlett-Packard Co. Prosecutors had long…

04

Syria says it repelled an enemy attack — but won't name the enemy. Fingers point at Israel

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Syrian state media said the country's air defense systems had deterred a major bombardment of military bases in the south of the country late Thursday, and suspicion immediately fell on Israel, which has attacked military targets there…

03

Trump abruptly cancels Putin meeting at G-20, citing Russia's seizure of Ukrainian vessels

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Jolting another international summit before it's even begun, President Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled a much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, less than an hour after telling reporters he expected it to occur…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled settle SEC charges in cryptocurrency case

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and music producer and rapper Khaled Khaled — better known as DJ Khaled — will each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle federal allegations that they promoted new cryptocurrencies without disclosing…

02

California Democratic Party leader Eric Bauman to resign after accusations of sexual misconduct

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California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman, leader of one of the most influential political forces in the nation, said Thursday he intended to resign after allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior toward party…

Deputy's body cam captures harrowing escape from deadly Northern California fire

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Aaron Parmley knew it was a bad day when when he woke up Nov. 8, but it wasn't until the Butte County sheriff's deputy found himself trapped in the burning town of Paradise that he realized it might be his last. The 23-year-old was…

Angels acquire infielder Tommy La Stella from Cubs

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A day before they were required to either tender contracts to salary arbitration-eligible players or cut them loose, the Angels traded future considerations for a career backup infielder and released Jabari Blash, an outfielder on the…

Thursday, Nov 29

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Former drug traffickers deliver chilling testimony in the trial of 'El Chapo'

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The first three times Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman tried to have his top lieutenant killed in prison, he sent men with knives. The fourth time, he sent a brass band. “They were playing a song Mr. Guzman used to like very…

23

Rain triggers debris flows as storm rolls across fire-scarred regions of California

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A storm that brought wind and steady rain across California on Thursday unleashed debris flows in Orange and Riverside counties and put residents in areas recently scarred by devastating wildfires on high alert. A mixture of fast-moving…

21

Dear Paul Ryan, California's voting system is only 'bizarre' if you don't want people to vote

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), called California's voting outcome "strange." (Michael Reynolds / EPA-EFE/REX). On Thursday, soon-to-be-ex House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) called…

Lakers! Team has been having some problems with injuries

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Hi this is Tania Ganguli, Lakers beat writer for the L.A. Times, here with your (bonus!) weekly newsletter. Tonight begins a long homestand for the Lakers, who have been having some problems with injuries. Advertisement. They've been…

18

Two San Diego teens among three reportedly killed execution-style at Tijuana apartment complex

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Two San Diego teenagers and their Tijuana friend who set out for Ensenada for a Friday barbecue were shot and killed execution-style early Sunday at a Tijuana apartment complex, according to family members, school officials and Mexican…

14

Alfonso Cuarón set to make history with 'Roma'

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The film academy's directors branch is a close-knit group that famously regards interlopers (i.e., actors) with suspicion, though exceptions can and will be made if the movie is good enough (“Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” peak Clint Eastwood).…

13

Trump carries fresh controversies as he heads to the G-20 in Argentina

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President Trump's harsh insults and boorish behavior have dominated and divided one international gathering after another in recent months, leaving acrimony in his wake at a Group of 7 meeting in Quebec, a NATO summit in Brussels and a…

06

NBA: Russell Westbrook moves into tie for third in triple-doubles in Thunder victory over Cavaliers

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Russell Westbrook moved into a tie for third place on the NBA list for triple-doubles with 23 points, 19 rebounds and 15 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a regular-season sweep of the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers with a…

05

A jawing news conference is better than anything Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder can do inside of the ring

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A similar story was told a couple of months ago, and it probably wasn't true to begin with, but this was boxing. Reality was optional. “I went down the street yesterday and we asked 50 people, 'Have you ever heard of Deontay Wilder?'”…

04

Tyson Fury's roller coaster comeback could be derailed by Deontay Wilder on Saturday night

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It might be a new, improved Tyson Fury, but it didn't take much from Deontay Wilder on Wednesday to bring the Englishman's old street-fighting ties to a boil. Fury, angered by Wilder's criticism of his milestone upset of long-reigning…

03

Numerous top LA County sheriff's officials will be fired or relieved of duty once Alex Villanueva is sworn in; new ...

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Numerous Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials, including high-ranking executives at the level of chief and above, will be removed from their jobs once Sheriff-elect Alex Villanueva is sworn in Monday, his spokesman said. Those…

As California Republicans confront a congressional wipeout, GOP leader Kevin McCarthy faces a reckoning

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When the House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Kevin McCarthy trooped with other Republican lawmakers to a splashy Rose Garden celebration, smiling alongside President Trump as they celebrated the moment. As majority leader,…

Wednesday, Nov 28

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California Democratic Chairman Eric Bauman accused of sexually explicit comments, unwanted touching

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Eric Bauman, the powerful chairman of the California Democratic Party, made crude sexual comments and engaged in unwanted touching or physical intimidation in professional settings, 10 party staff members and political activists said in…

23

Celebrity burglaries in LA are the work of 13 gang members, prosecutors say

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The burglary crew scoured celebrities' social media posts and noted when they'd be away from home. In the last 13 months, they targeted the likes of the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, singer Rihanna, “This Is Us” producer Daniel Fogelman and the…

Sundance Film Festival's 2019 lineup leans toward diversity, discovery and (hotter than usual) documentaries

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With an unusual air of freshness and consolidation feeling like a newfound strength, the Sundance Film Festival unveiled its 2019 program Wednesday. The festival is banking on launching more than the usual number of discoveries, with…

20

McDonald's customer angry about ketchup assaults manager, police say

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A 24-year-old woman was arrested in connection with an assault on a McDonald's manager in a dispute over ketchup. Mayra Berenice Gallo of Santa Ana was arrested at an undisclosed residence Tuesday, according to a statement from the Santa…

18

Putin blames Ukraine for standoff as Russia boosts defenses in Crimea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed the latest standoff with neighboring Ukraine on the presidential ambitions of Ukraine's leader, and the Russian military announced it was boosting its defenses in Crimea. Ukraine, for…

17

Sales of new homes in US fall, missing projections

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Sales of new U.S. homes fell in October to the weakest pace since March 2016 as rising borrowing costs and elevated prices keep buyers out of the market. Single-family home sales fell 8.9% from the prior month to a 544,000 annualized pace,…

16

Ivanka Trump says 'Lock her up!' doesn't apply in her case

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Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account as she was moving into an advisor's position in her father's administration, saying that it cannot be compared to the flap over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private…

LA Auto Show: The Elon Musk of electric pickup trucks? Meet Rivian's RJ Scaringe

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At the LA CoMotion mobility conference earlier this month, R.J. Scaringe was introduced as “the version of Elon Musk you'd want your daughter to marry.” His company, Rivian, is making a big splash at the LA Auto Show, which began this week…