March 27, 2013 |
Lakers 120, Timberwolves 117 (final) The Lakers escaped Minneapolis with a 117-120 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. Minnesota shaved a double-digit Lakers lead by intentionally fouling Dwight Howard, who struggled from the line. Ricky Rubio's three-point attempt at the buzzer was blocked by Kobe Bryant, finally ending the Wolves' comeback. Bryant led all scorers with 31 points, scoring 16 in the third quarter. Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals, despite playing through foul trouble.
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March 12, 2013 |
Carpenter Community Charter is among the best elementary schools in Los Angeles. Its students surpass standardized testing goals, its art and music programs are thriving and it enjoys robust support from parents and the community. The campus also, officials say, is harboring scores of cheaters: families who have provided false addresses so their children can attend the esteemed Studio City school south of Ventura Boulevard. Faced with the possibility of over-enrollment this fall - and armed with new verification powers - Carpenter is taking action.
March 5, 2013 |
In a novel twist on rewards programs, Bank of America Corp. is introducing a credit card that pays cash to borrowers who pay more than the minimum due each month. Card users would earn $25 a quarter and an additional $5 if they have a BofA bank account, meaning the bank would pay as much as $120 a year. Industry observers and consumer advocates said the product targets a very different customer than the usual candidates for rewards cards, who are higher-income borrowers with excellent credit who often pay their cards off in full every month.
March 5, 2013 |
In the days before Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed his $120-million six-year NFL contract , speculation mounted about how he might celebrate (go back to Vegas? Disneyland? family pizza party?). And the first thing he does after filing the biggest contract in NFL history? He headed to McDonald's in Aberdeen, Md., on the way to his house in New Jersey and ordered a 10-piece Chicken McNugget meal with fries and unsweetened tea for $6.99, according to the McDonald's employee at the drive-through window who snapped his picture.
March 4, 2013 |
Joe Flacco became the highest-paid player in NFL history Monday, but not because he led the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl XLVII championship or that he was that game's most valuable player. Or that he threw 11 touchdown passes and had no passes intercepted in four playoff games during the postseason run. Flacco told reporters he received his six-year, $120.6-million contract because ... well, just because he's worth it. “Listen, winning the Super Bowl, winning the Super Bowl MVP doesn't make me as valuable as I am,” said Flacco, who avoided the franchise tag by signing Monday.
March 2, 2013 |
The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco have reportedly agreed to terms on a six-year contract worth more than $120 million. But is the fifth-year quarterback worth more than the Saints' Drew Brees, the NFL's highest-paid player at $20 million a season? Or the Patriots' Tom Brady? Or the Packers' Aaron Rodgers or the Broncos' Peyton Manning? They are all Super Bowl winners, and last season Flacco, 28 and entering his prime, joined 49ers legend Joe Montana atop the playoff record book by throwing 11 touchdowns without having a pass intercepted.
February 12, 2013 |
A long-anticipated merger of American Airlines and US Airways that would create the nation's largest carrier may be announced as early as this week, sources say. The union of Fort Worth-based American and Tempe, Ariz.-based US Airways would create a carrier with as many as 120,000 employees and a fleet of nearly 1,000 planes. The boards of the two airlines are expected to meet in the next few days to vote on the proposed merger, sources have told Los Angeles Times and other news outlets.
February 1, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - With rescue operations winding down, the head of Mexico's oil monopoly suggested Friday that a huge explosion that claimed at least 33 lives at the company's headquarters was a calamitous industrial accident. If confirmed, it would be a scathing indictment of the ability of the giant petroleum exporter to protect, operate and inspect its facilities, experts said. Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, has a long history of lax security, shoddy maintenance, neglected infrastructure, corruption and deadly accidents, as well as incidents of deliberate sabotage.
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January 23, 2013 |
In a move to reduce costs and move students more quickly toward graduation, California State University trustees approved a plan Wednesday to limit the number of credits required for most bachelor's degrees. Most of these majors must set a maximum of 120 semester units by fall 2014. Some, in architecture, landscape architecture, fine arts and music, will be allowed to exceed that limit. Other exceptions must be approved by the chancellor, after consulting with faculty and others.
January 19, 2013
UCLA VS. NO. 21 OREGON When: 1. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Channel 2 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 15-3, 5-0; Ducks 15-2, 4-0. Update: UCLA enters with a 10-game winning streak, its longest since winning 14 consecutive games in 1993-94. The Bruins are 5-0 in Pac-12 play, their best start since 2003-04. The Ducks are 4-0 in conference play for the first time in 39 seasons. All five Oregon starters average in double figures, led by guard Damyean Dotson (12.0)