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June 29, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Think of a boxer from the former Eastern Bloc and the stereotypical images that come to mind are probably of an icy, distant athlete - and those are some reasons why American audiences have been slow to embrace them. The stoic and dominating Klitschko brothers from Ukraine control boxing's heavyweight division, but their popularity is so slight in the U.S. that they now fight mostly in Europe. Enter Gennady Golovkin, 31, the World Boxing Assn. middleweight champion from Kazakhstan who has been a destructive force in the sport as a pro (26-0, 23 knockouts)
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NEWS
June 13, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barbara Boxer plans to push for Washington to provide $250 million and perhaps more to help local and state governments pay the cost of healthcare to uninsured immigrants who seek legal status under legislation now before the Senate. Officials from Los Angeles County--home to an estimated 1.1 million people in the country illegally, one-tenth of the nation's total--have expressed concern that local taxpayers will be “left holding the bag” to pay for the healthcare costs.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they do not increase the nation's borrowing authority. "It is an American value to pay your bills. It's also an American value to do your job," Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. "If we as members of Congress refuse to pay the bills we have incurred, we should not be paid our salaries. " Boxer announced the legislation along with the lead House sponsor, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- As Congress readied for a new battle over raising the debt limit, Sen. Barbara Boxer announced legislation that would prevent lawmakers from being paid if they did not increase the nation's borrowing authority. "It is an American value to pay your bills. It's also an American value to do your job," Boxer (D-Calif.) told reporters Wednesday. "If we as members of Congress refuse to pay the bills we have incurred, we should not be paid our salaries. " Boxer announced the legislation along with the lead House sponsor, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
SPORTS
June 7, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire
Josesito Lopez would one day like to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., but the Riverside fighter in no way shares Mayweather's theory of boxing. While Mayweather has made a lucrative, unbeaten career of avoiding punishment in the ring, Lopez, 28, has arrived as a main-event fighter at StubHub Center in Carson - where on Saturday night he faces Argentina's hard-punching Marcos Maidana in a Showtime-televised welterweight bout - by unabashedly engaging in...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
A letter from a Southern California Edison executive shows the company became concerned about the potential for serious design flaws in replacement steam generators at the San Onofre nuclear plant as early as 2004. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who released the letter Tuesday, said it showed that Edison misled regulators about the extent of differences between the old and new generators and said she will ask the U.S. Justice Department to investigate. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's office of investigations and office of inspector general are already investigating whether there was any wrongdoing by Edison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell
A letter sent by a Southern California Edison executive in 2004 shows the company was concerned about the possibility of design flaws in replacement steam generators manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that could lead to the type of "disastrous" equipment problems that ultimately led to the San Onofre nuclear plant's yearlong shutdown. The letter was released by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who argued that the letter shows that Edison may have misled federal regulators about the extent of design changes in the new steam generators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
During a renomination hearing before the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works committee Thursday, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) pressed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane on the agency's plans for the San Onofre nuclear plant. The plant has been shut down for more than a year because of equipment problems with its replacement steam generators. The NRC is reviewing a restart plan submitted by plant operator Southern California Edison.  In the meantime, the NRC's office of investigations and office of inspector general are probing whether there was any wrongdoing by Edison.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Stepping into the ring with Jack Johnson, otherwise known as the "Galveston Giant," was as much an invitation to conversation as a guarantee of a beating. He'd banter with his opponents, teasing them about their fate, before knocking them out when the chat began to bore him. "The Great White Hope," Howard Sackler's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama starring James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander, focused on the struggles Johnson faced after becoming the first African American heavyweight champion of the world.
OPINION
May 5, 2013
Re "Israel's free pass from Boxer," Opinion, April 28 George Bisharat grossly misleads readers when he claims that bipartisan legislation I introduced would allow Israel to "continue racially profiling Americans of Arab and Muslim heritage who travel to Israel. " My legislation would give Israel the opportunity to join the U.S. visa waiver program, allowing Israeli citizens to travel to the United States without first obtaining a visa - a privilege extended to 37 other countries.
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