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December 18, 2000 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Communal tensions flaring among indigenous groups from Mexico to the Amazon. Dozens of Chinese nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. Russia's power in serious decline, its population diminished by 16 million. A cold peace in the Mideast, but transcontinental terrorists attempting devastating attacks with weapons of mass destruction. Welcome to the year 2015, as characterized in chilling detail by a sweeping new U.S. intelligence report to be released today. As President-elect George W.
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December 18, 2000 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Communal tensions flaring among indigenous groups from Mexico to the Amazon. Dozens of Chinese nuclear warheads aimed at the United States. Russia's power in serious decline, its population diminished by 16 million. A cold peace in the Mideast, but transcontinental terrorists attempting devastating attacks with weapons of mass destruction. Welcome to the year 2015, as characterized in chilling detail by a sweeping new U.S. intelligence report to be released today. As President-elect George W.
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April 1, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats are poised to use against the GOP. The blueprint from Ryan, the party's former vice presidential nominee, is expected to be met with stiff opposition not only from Democrats, but also from hard-line...
SPORTS
December 12, 1998
FIRST HALF FIRST QUARTER Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 0 Grijalva, 25-yard fumble return at 11:46. PAT--Terwiske (kick). Woodbridge 7, Santa Margarita 3 Froehlich, 33-yard field goal at 3:18. 64-yard drive, 19 plays. Key play--Thompson 12-yard pass from Orlando to Woodbridge 49 on third and 13. Key gain--McCroskey 10 run. Woodbridge 14, Santa Margarita 3 Rommelfanger, 24-yard pass from Barlow at 1:04. 83-yard drive, seven plays.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2013 | By David Ng
The Musee du Louvre -- the world's most-attended art museum -- has named Jean-Luc Martinez as its new director. Martinez has most recently served as the head of the museum's department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities. He is expected to succeed Henri Loyrette starting April 15. Martinez's appointment, which the Paris museum announced this week, was made by French President Francois Hollande. He beat out two other candidates -- Sylvie Ramond, director of the Musee des beaux-arts de Lyon, and Laurent le Bon, president of the Centre Pompidou Metz.  FULL COVERAGE: 2013 Spring arts preview The internal hire signals a search for continuity for the famed art institution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2013
Discuss the Los Angeles Unified School District's plans for a $1-billion rollout of iPads with Times reporter Howard Blume at 9 a.m. The rollout of the program would be extended by a year under a new plan by the   LAUSD , doubling the time originally allotted for getting tablets to every student. The slowdown is a substantial concession by L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy to critics inside and outside the system who questioned whether the district has been pushing too fast in distributing about 650,000 devices to teachers and students.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Guess Inc. shares tumbled after the Los Angeles apparel firm unexpectedly forecast a loss for its current quarter. The retailer said late Wednesday that it expects to lose between 5 cents and 9 cents a share in its fiscal first quarter. The company made the disclosure while discussing its results for the fiscal fourth quarter ended Feb. 1. Guess shares were down $1.41, or 5%, in midsession trading Thursday. PHOTOS: Top 10 Southern California companies Despite the poor expectations for the first quarter, the company still expects to turn a profit for the full 2015 fiscal year.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California. Anthem signed up 425,058 people through April 15, or 30% of Covered California's exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, new data show. Anthem is a unit of Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurer. San Francisco insurer Blue Shield of California trails Anthem with a 27% share, or 381,457 enrollees.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Thanks to a brewing scandal centering on the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, it might seem like Fort Lee, N.J., with its massively snarled traffic, has something in common with Los Angeles. But blood-boiling gridlock is hardly the only similarity between the two places: The site of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal was, in fact, once a cradle of the American film industry. The city that sits across the Hudson River from Northern Manhattan was a precursor of sorts to Hollywood when it came to film activity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum next week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 6 event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country -- and the only one in California -- to gather input on the president's recently announced agenda to develop a college ratings system to help students select schools with the best bang for their buck.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Though Friday's job report showed the nation added nearly 200,000 jobs in June , the number of people working part-time due to slack economic conditions rose sharply.  The number of people unable to find full-time work rose by 322,000 to 8.2 million last month. This figure had been decreasing from a peak of 9.1 million in mid-2009. The latest monthly payroll gains once again were led by restaurants and bars, which added a combined 52,000 jobs. The leisure and hospitality industry, as a whole, accounted for 75,000 of all the net job growth in June.
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