January 23, 2014 |
On the Internet, .com is about to get some more company. Seven new Web domains including .bike, .guru and .clothing are scheduled to be released Wednesday, the first of hundreds of online address extensions expected to become available over the next few years. The rollout is being called one of the biggest changes to ever hit the Internet as companies and individuals gain access to a wider variety of domains that could better reflect their business type or the products they sell.
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January 22, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO - So the state of the state's governor is static - at least until he is safely reelected. Until the election year blows over, Gov. Jerry Brown is stationary - in a crouch, protecting himself politically, satisfied with the status quo. In his 30th year in elective office - 12th as governor, after failing in three bids for the presidency and one for the U.S. Senate, and growing up watching his politician father - Brown is instinctively cautious...
January 21, 2014 |
At 60, Ken Burns is just getting started. "I feel more creatively alive right now than I've ever felt in my entire life, and I think I've got the best job in the world," the prolific historical documentarian said Monday evening at the Television Critics Assn. media tour in Pasadena. Burns said he has always worked according to a 10-year plan. The current cycle, which will lead him to the year 2020, includes six upcoming projects and a soon-to-be-released documentary called "The Address.
January 19, 2014 |
An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company's junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different. It was addressed to "Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash. " Strange as that sounds, the mail reached the right guy. Seay's daughter Ashley, 17, was killed in a car crash with her boyfriend last year. OfficeMax somehow knew. And in a world where bits of personal data are mined from customers and silently sold off and shuffled among corporations, Seay appears to be the victim of some marketing gone horribly wrong.
January 18, 2014 |
The NBA's top players can be divided into three categories at next month's All-Star game: The West, the East and the creased. Several stars will be wearing freshly pressed suits as the result of injuries that have seemingly left no roster untouched. Derrick Rose, Brook Lopez and Al Horford have been sidelined for the rest of the season, and Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant all hope to return within the next month. Dr. Riley J. Williams III, medical director for the Brooklyn Nets and sports medicine surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (not to mention a lifelong Lakers fan who played football at Loyola High in Los Angeles)
January 16, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - "I already won," Edward Snowden declared recently about the reaction to his disclosures of National Security Agency secrets. But as President Obama prepares to unveil new recommendations and rules for government surveillance in a major speech Friday, it is the nation's intelligence agencies that appear to be coming out on top. Officials said Obama, who discussed the topic with British Prime Minister David Cameron in a telephone call...
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January 11, 2014 |
The woman state Sen. Roderick D. Wright considers his stepmother on Friday testified in his perjury and voter fraud trial that she never saw him spend a night or cook a meal in the Inglewood home he claimed as his residence while he was running for office several years ago. The prosecution called Wanda Sanders, 74 and in declining health, as a key witness in its case against Wright, who was indicted by a county grand jury on eight felony counts of...
January 10, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - The House on Friday passed legislation that would require the Obama administration to notify individuals whose personal information may be compromised in the event of a data breach. After taking multiple votes in 2013 to curtail or repeal the Affordable Care Act, the latest proposal was a far more modest offering by the Republican majority. It drew 67 Democratic votes, one of the highest to date for a Republican-backed bill about Obamacare. Republicans said the legislation was necessary because of security concerns raised during the rocky rollout of the online exchanges in the fall, though there is no evidence of widespread problems with data security.
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January 9, 2014 |
State Sen. Roderick D. Wright deliberately misled voters and broke the law when he took steps to run for an Inglewood-area seat several years ago, a Los Angeles County prosecutor said Thursday. He spoke during opening statements in Wright's trial on perjury and voter fraud charges. Wright's lead defense attorney countered that the veteran Democratic lawmaker acted properly and was the victim of a "murky" law governing residency rules for candidates and officeholders. Wright has pleaded not guilty.
December 24, 2013 |
Justin Bieber wasn't sure he liked what he saw. When the petite pop prince from the Great White North first viewed a rough cut of the new documentary "Justin Bieber's Believe," he excitedly called its director Jon Chu in the middle of the night to voice concerns. Not about the less-than-flattering aspects of the movie, like where Chu asks Bieber about him turning into a "train wreck. " Or where the director, speaking off-camera, ponders if Bieber will wind up like Michael Jackson or Lindsay Lohan.