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March 5, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Resorts World Las Vegas, the city's first new mega-resort in six years and scheduled to open in 2016, will have such Asian influences as a replica of the great Wall of China and a panda preserve. Resorts World is to open on the site of the former Stardust Hotel-Casino. The 87-acre development will rise at Las Vegas Boulevard and Desert Inn Road, just south of Circus Circus  and cater-corner from Wynn-Encore. The multibillion-dollar project is the brainchild of Malaysia-based Genting Group . The development will feature 3,500 hotel rooms in its first phase, along with a multi-story casino, upscale restaurants and high-end shopping.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Scott Collins
"Glee" fans may appreciate the special tribute to the late star Cory Monteith at the Emmys on Sunday, but at least one group isn't so happy. That would be the family of Jack Klugman, the actor who starred in two big 1970s hits, "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy, M.E.," and who died last December. Klugman's son Adam is calling out the Emmy organizers for extending a special honor to Monteith -- the Canadian actor who died in July of heroin and alcohol poisoning at age 31 -- while tossing his father into the routine "In Memoriam" reel that will include many lesser-known actors and behind-the-scenes personnel.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lena Headey, who plays the scheming Queen Regent Cersei Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones," is reportedly claiming she is broke, with "less than $5" in her bank account. Headey's financial situation came to light as a result of husband Peter Loughran's making an emergency court filing in their divorce proceedings, according to TMZ. In July 2012, Headey, 39, filed for divorce from Loughran, an Irish musician, after five years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences.
SPORTS
September 5, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Danny Wimprine threw for 266 yards, including a fourth-quarter touchdown to Tavares Gideon, and DeAngelo Williams ran for 118 yards Saturday night to lead Memphis to a 20-13 victory over Mississippi at Oxford, Miss. Memphis controlled the game throughout and spoiled the first career start for Micheal Spurlock, who is trying to replace Eli Manning at quarterback. Spurlock was 11 for 31 passing for 182 yards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ and LORI HAYCOX
More than 10,000 kindergartners converged on the county's community college campuses Friday for an early lesson in academic aspiration. And 5-year-old Dulce Acosta quickly grasped the message urged by the fourth annual KinderCaminata. "I have to go to college to be a doctor," said the Topaz Elementary School student from Placentia, who was visiting Fullerton College.
OPINION
December 15, 2013 | By David P. Barash
On Dec. 1, 1948 - 65 years ago this month - Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. Its imposing towers and massive gates had loomed over the capital city of San Jose since 1917, the country's premier symbol of military power and the home of the "Tico" military establishment. Figueres was not just being a showman; he was announcing something truly extraordinary: Henceforth, Costa Rica would take the almost unheard-of step of renouncing its military.
NEWS
March 27, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
If you've ever been to Coachella, you know the three-day music festival is a downright marathon. You're in the heat, jumping up and down for your favorite artists, screaming along to every song and fighting your way to the front of each stage. For this, you need fuel in the form of good food and strong libations. The festival is stepping up its food program this year with two on-site restaurants and a beer garden in addition to the regular food vendors and food trucks. Here's a look at all the offerings that will be available when it begins in mid-April: The beer garden will be located at The Terrace, the main festival food hub. There will also be bites from Ruth Chris Steak House , Las Casuelas Quinta , Baohaus and Pink's Chili Dogs . Some of the new food vendors include Wood-Fired Pizza, Just Tossed Organic Salads and Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2013 | By Shan Li
Supermarket chain Aldi plans to open 650 new stores in the U.S. the next five years, part of an aggressive growth strategy that includes building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley, Calif. The expansion will be the budget grocer's first step into the Golden State. Most of its nearly 1,300 U.S. stores are on the East Coast or in the Midwest. "We are eager to bring the Aldi difference to new markets like Southern California," President Jason Hart said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
 The 55th Grammy Awards honored a wide range of acts on Sunday night. Mumford & Sons' "Babel" was named top album, Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know" and the New York City group Fun. took home awards for song of the year with "We Are Young" and for best new artist. What to make of it all? Join Times pop music critic Randall Roberts and Times staff writer Todd Martens as they discuss the Grammys in a video chat right here at 10 a.m. The victories in the four major categories were in keeping with an evening that saw relatively youthful acts rewarded by the voting members of the Recording Academy.
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Along with blues, shades of pale blush, rose, dove gray and nude were also popular on the Emmy red carpet Sunday, for better or worse. "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore an all-over embroidered rose gold Monique Lhuillier column gown that shined like a pearl. "Homeland" actress Claire Danes chose an ethereal nude tulle Armani Privé gown with a tulle bodice embroidered with sequins, and a full crinoline lace skirt accented with a woven horizontal ribbon motif. Ever the risk taker, January Jones chose a nude lace Givenchy confection that unfortunately resembled a Band-Aid, especially since the fit was too tight across the bodice.
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