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ENTERTAINMENT
August 7, 2013
Feeling more like a mid-season episode of some television detective serial than a self-contained film all its own, "Blood" is a dour British crime drama that lacks much of a beating heart. Directed by Nick Murphy from a screenplay by Bill Gallagher, the story is set amid a small coastal town near an island that is cut off when the tides roll in, creating a place where locals often try to store their secrets. That includes a brother detective duo (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham) who learned their trade from their father (Brian Cox)
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NEWS
September 1, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
The humble potato, much maligned lately, might have shot at redemption. A study finds that purple spuds might help obese and overweight people lower their blood pressure. The small crossover study, presented recently at the national meeting and exposition of the American Chemical Society in Denver, focused on 18 overweight or obese people who had high blood pressure.  They ate six to eight small microwaved purple potatoes with skins (or biscuits containing an corresponding amount of potato starch)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2011
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' MPAA rating: R for war violence and atrocities including rape, sexuality, nudity and language Running time: 2 hours, 7 minutes Playing: At ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The South Korean psychological thriller "Blood and Ties" asks provocative questions: What if you suddenly suspected your beloved father of being a long-sought kidnapper and murderer? And what if the statute of limitations on that heinous crime was days away from running out - with the perpetrator finally on the cusp of permanent freedom? The answers, concocted by writer Sun-Hwa Bin (from a story by Jin-Pyo Park), spin out amid such a compelling, satisfyingly twisty tale it's easy to forgive the movie's sometimes overly convenient plotting and occasional dips into melodrama.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
An early contender for 2013's finest Christmas song arrives halfway through the new Dropkick Murphys album in "The Season's Upon Us. " It's a rowdy Celtic-punk number in which singer Ken Casey runs down the charms of his extended family, member by miserable member: "My nephew's a horrible, wise little twit," he barks, "He once gave me a nice gift-wrapped box full of" - well, you can imagine the rest. As in its obvious predecessor, "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues, affection accompanies spite in "The Season's Upon Us"; but warmth is all you hear by the time the song's brandy-soaked chorus hits.
NEWS
February 9, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A new blood clot study finds that flying economy class is not any riskier than first class , as sometimes thought, but sitting by the window seems to play a role, because it makes people less likely to leave their seats. Still, even on long flights (four hours or more) the risk for most people is extremely low, an American College of Chest Physicians' committee reported. For details, go to http://www.chestjournal.org . . . . Salt Lake City retail shopping scene undergoes a major upgrade March 22 with the opening of City Creek Center , a shopping and dining destination downtown.
WORLD
March 17, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police photographs show unexplained drops of blood on the wall above the left-hand bedside table and bed headboard and on the duvet in the main bedroom of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, according to evidence at his trial Monday. The blood spatters appear to have been some distance from the trail of blood leading from the bathroom out into the hall, left when Pistorius carried his dying girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, down stairs from the bathroom where he shot her. Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to Steenkamp's murder.
WORLD
October 7, 2013 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Doctors plan to operate on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday morning to remove blood that has collected outside of her brain, the apparent result of a fall the 60-year-old leader took in August, officials said. Fernandez was admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital Monday after complaining the day before about a “tingling” sensation in her left arm, and after experts determined a “slight loss of muscle strength” in the limb, according to a statement released by doctors at the Favaloro Foundation hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2010 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
A trail of blood leading from a McDonald's restaurant to a private home resulted in the discovery of an underground "fight club" and the arrest of a San Gabriel man early Saturday morning, according to authorities. Richard Nguyen, 24, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and ordered held on $30,000 bail after an incident at a home in the 500 block of Darlington Street, in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County just east of Montebello, authorities said. County sheriff's deputies said a private sport-fighting event was being held at the home when "a dispute broke out among some of the participants" and Nguyen allegedly stabbed two men with a knife.
SCIENCE
October 15, 2013 | By Amina Khan
Scientists have discovered the last blood meal of a 46 million-year-old female mosquito, and isolated a little fragment of the protein in it, too. The findings, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that even if DNA can't survive tens of millions of years - sorry, "Jurassic Park" fans - other biomolecules might.  Even though there are around 14,000 species of blood-feeding insects in existence...
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