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March 20, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The NCAA men's basketball tournament, aka March Madness, kicks off in earnest with 16 matches Thursday and 16 more Friday. How do you keep up with all the games -- let alone watch them all? Here are some apps to help cope with all the madness. NCAA March Madness Live If you want to watch the tournament from your smartphone or tablet, you can do so with NCAA March Madness Live. The app is free to download and lets you watch games shown on CBS at no charge. Users have to sign in with their cable provider in order to watch games broadcast on TBS, TNT and truTV.
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April 5, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
ARLINGTON, Texas - Well everyone had it wrong - you, me, the postman and the NCAA selection committee. All that teeth-gnashing over tournament seeding has produced an NCAA championship game between a No. 7 and No. 8. Let's hear it for a collective No. 15! Monday night, though, Connecticut and Kentucky will be playing for the only number that counts No.1. No. 8 Kentucky dramatically capped Saturday night with a 74-73 victory over No. 2 Wisconsin in the second NCAA semifinal game before a Final Four record crowd of 79,444 fans at AT&T Stadium.
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NEWS
March 16, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Call it the audacity of chalk. President Obama's NCAA bracket is conspicuously devoid of upsets, with all of the top seeds in the college basketball championship advancing to the Final Four. Three of those four No. 1 seeds -- Duke, Pittsburgh and Ohio State -- also just so happen to hail from swing states Obama hopes to carry again in 2012. But the president ultimately picks the team from a deeply red state, Kansas, to win it all, defeating Ohio State in the championship game. "I think that Kansas has more firepower," Obama said of the pick.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Well, the NCAA bracket came out Sunday night for the men's basketball tournament starting this week. Have you filled out yours yet? Can we have a peek at your Final Four? How many No. 1 seeds have you got in there? MARCH MADNESS: Fill out your bracket Surely you have Wichita State - the top seed in the Midwest Regional which made the Final Four last year and is the only undefeated team in this year's tournament. Or are the Shockers your upset special? After all, they didn't play a particularly tough schedule and may have to get through Michigan, Duke and Louisville - not to mention a possible first-weekend matchup against Kentucky - just to get to the national semifinals in Arlington, Texas.
NEWS
September 12, 2012 | By R. Daniel Foster
After spilling coffee onto my couch, I craved an expedient solution to the bane of small-space dwellers: Where to place a cup of coffee when scanning the morning news? I loathed the idea of a side table with gangly legs. I covet every inch in my 550-square-foot, one-bedroom Los Feliz flat. Solution: Convert a leaded glass window into a shelf/table using wall brackets as support. I wanted the support brackets to be as unobtrusive as possible so the shelf would appear to float.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
An upside-down American flag is considered a signal of distress. And that's the feeling Robert Rosebrock had when he looked up and noticed the red, white and blue street-lamp banners outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles Medical Center were in disarray - tattered, tangled around the poles or flapping upside-down in the breeze. "It was disgraceful," said Rosebrock, a 71-year-old U.S. Army veteran who arranged for the flags' installation 11 months ago using $12,000 donated by Metabolic Studio, a charitable arm of the Annenberg Foundation.
SPORTS
February 26, 1986 | DEREK RASER, Times Staff Writer
College of the Canyons will host Moorpark in a first-round game at the Southern California regional tournament of the state community college basketball playoffs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Canyons (8-2, 19-9 overall) will be representing the Mountain Valley Conference and Moorpark (5-7, 16-10 overall) will be representing the Western State Conference.
OPINION
September 13, 2012
Re "Details, Mr. Romney," Editorial, Sept. 11 In reducing tax rates by 20%, the rate reduction is greater for those in the higher brackets. For example, income once taxed at a marginal rate of 25% would be taxed at 20%, while the 36% bracket would go down to about 29%. As for the loopholes, Mitt Romney will have a far harder time getting a fractious Congress to agree on which ones to close if he doesn't identify and discuss them now than he will if he discloses and discusses them now, wins the presidency and has the specific public mandate he campaigned on. Robert Silver Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Telling a 9/11 story Letters: AEG's hold on City Hall Letters: Breakfast in the classroom
HOME & GARDEN
January 30, 1999 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Whether you're constructing a deck, adding a porch or building a gazebo, the job begins with footings that penetrate your climate's frost line. In many cases, a simple posthole footing is ideal. This type of footing is quick, easy and relatively inexpensive. If you plan on an enclosed addition, of course, you'll want a continuous footing that surrounds a crawl space beneath the floor. Anything short of a major structural addition will rest on simple posts and spot footings.
HEALTH
November 3, 2008 | Roy M. Wallack, Wallack is an Irvine-based endurance cyclist and runner and the coauthor of "Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100."
Big, burly bodybuilders generally don't do them. Neither do little old blue-haired ladies. Nor does anyone in between. That's because, as strength training goes, the pull-up, the king of the back exercises, is quite difficult. But the benefits of this rigorous, compound body-weight movement -- which targets the latissimus dorsi along with a host of supporting muscles -- are so pronounced for posture, balance, flexibility and overall upper-body strength that everyone should try to do at least one or two at home.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Sierra Canyon won't be getting a banner to put up in the gym after winning Friday night's Open Division consolation bracket with a 66-62 victory over Bishop Montgomery, but the Trailblazers certainly earned lots of respect and will likely gain the No. 1 seed in Division IV for the Southern California Regionals. Devearl Ramsey scored 24 points and Cody Riley 17 for Sierra Canyon. Justin Bibbins scored 27 points and Stevie Thompson Jr. had 26 for Bishop Montgomery. Sierra Canyon outscored the Knights, 25-11, in the fourth quarter.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring's NCAA men's basketball championship tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can't. The Omaha investing guru is insuring a Quicken Loans promotion that will award $1 billion (yes, with a B) to anyone who can correctly guess the winners of every game of this spring's NCAA men's basketball championship tournament. PHOTOS: Top 10 Southern California companies Detroit-based Quicken, the nation's fourth-largest mortgage lender, and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will pay the prize in 40 annual installments of $25 million.
SPORTS
October 2, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Stanford and Oregon continue to form a Pac-12 sandwich around Alabama after combining for 110 weekend points as the Crimson Tide held Ole Miss pointless. Oklahoma has moved up 12 spots since opening day in a rebuttal to Rankman's preseason evaluation. Notre Dame, one win from the Bowl Championship Series title last season, is out of the poll but can take the No. 22 away from Arizona State by putting a fork in the Sun Devils on Saturday. Maryland and Texas Tech were a combined 8-0 in the September instructional league and have earned call-ups to the 25-rankings roster.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013 | By Celine Wright
“The Hangover Part III” might have been a flop, but that doesn't mean its premise won't be recycled in other movies again. And again. As we find out in the just-released trailer for "Last Vegas," the twist this time is to age the film's cast by 30 years. Robert De Niro functions as the new Bradley Cooper, Michael Douglas the new Ed Helms, Kevin Kline the new Justin Bartha, and Morgan Freeman the new Zach Galifianakis (yes, that's a lofty comparison) in the ensemble comedy coming out in November.
SPORTS
June 18, 2013
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES UCLA vs. NORTH CAROLINA STATE Where: TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha. When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. PDT. Records: UCLA 45-17, North Carolina State 50-14. TV: ESPN2. Update: North Carolina State has rotation questions after ace Carlos Rodon, who threw eight scoreless innings in an 8-1 victory over North Carolina on Sunday. The Wolfpack has mixed and matched in the No. 2 starting spot, with Ethan Ogburn, Logan Jernigan and Brad Stone the likeliest candidates to pitch Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2013 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
An upside-down American flag is considered a signal of distress. And that's the feeling Robert Rosebrock had when he looked up and noticed the red, white and blue street-lamp banners outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' West Los Angeles Medical Center were in disarray - tattered, tangled around the poles or flapping upside-down in the breeze. "It was disgraceful," said Rosebrock, a 71-year-old U.S. Army veteran who arranged for the flags' installation 11 months ago using $12,000 donated by Metabolic Studio, a charitable arm of the Annenberg Foundation.
SPORTS
March 18, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday. The Wolfpack (24-12) advance to play the Purdue-Kansas winner on Friday in St. Louis. A lowly 11th-seeded team coming in, they had to survive a furious comeback by the Hoyas (24-9) and only were assured of the win when Greg Whittington's hurried three-point shot from the right wing was off the mark at the buzzer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1997
On reading your Jan. 8 editorial ("Saving Social Security: a Role for Stock Funds"), I wondered whether I am the only person in the country who understands that the basic problem with the Social Security system is that the federal government has taken the surplus generated year after year and replaced the cash with an IOU. I knew the interest the fund was credited with was small, but was even further dismayed to find that it is a ridiculous 2.3%!...
SPORTS
April 5, 2013 | By Shannon Ryan
Ask Louisville Coach Rick Pitino or Syracuse's Jim Boeheim about Madison Square Garden or Big East Conference founder Dave Gavitt. Even the tight-lipped Boeheim becomes sentimental and is apt to weave a story about a Big East classic. "I would have been happy if someone said, 'Coach, you're going to coach Syracuse and be in this league 10 years,'" Boeheim said. "'We'll give you 10 pretty good years, but that's it.' I'd have said, 'OK, I'll take it,' right then. It just has been unbelievable.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- If the world's major economies had a competition like the NCAA basketball tournament, the U.S. would enter as the No. 1 seed -- but a leading business group said the nation's corporate tax policies would get it bounced in the first round. The Business Roundtable is using the start of March Madness this week to push Washington to reduce corporate tax rates. The group has created an interactive, 16-nation bracket to compare the countries' corporate tax policies. Despite being seeded No. 1 because of the size of its economy, the U.S. gets upset by No. 16 Norway.
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