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October 15, 2013 | By Jon Healey
This post has been updated, as noted below. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, remains an issue in the endgame over ending the latest fiscal crisis in Washington -- just not a major one. But of course, the House and Senate disagree on what tweaks to make to the law that tea party-affiliated Republicans were so eager to defund. In a nutshell, labor unions appear to have more clout in the Democratic-controlled Senate than the makers of stents and prosthetic limbs.
October 14, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The season hasn't gone precisely as Philadelphia Coach Chip Kelly had hoped, but there are some positive signs for the Eagles, who are tied with Dallas atop the NFC East at 3-3. The Eagles gained 425 yards in Sunday's 31-20 victory at Tampa Bay, making Philadelphia one of four teams in NFL history to gain at least 400 yards in each of its first six games. The other three are this season's Denver Broncos, the 2007 New England Patriots and the 1983 San Diego Chargers. What's more, the Eagles are balanced.
October 4, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Veteran IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, winner of this year's Indianapolis 500, next year will join one of the sport's strongest teams, Chip Ganassi Racing. Ganassi announced that it signed the 38-year-old Brazilian to a multi-year deal to become the team's fourth driver. The others are four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, two-time title winner Scott Dixon and Charlie Kimball, a Camarillo native who won his first career IndyCar race this year at Mid-Ohio. "I couldn't be happier to join this organization," Kanaan said in a statement.
September 19, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturay's menu of games: MORNING North Texas (2-1) at No. 9 Georgia (1-1) 9 a.m., KDOC Any wonder why the Southeastern Conference is No. 1? While the Pac-12 Network and DirecTV continue to hold subscribers hostage with their impasse, the SEC continues to spread its superiority ideology to the SoCal market via local access cable.
September 12, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Philadelphia Eagles have an even higher gear, and Coach Chip Kelly is determined to find it. Yes, the team that tore off 53 plays in the first half of Monday's 33-27 victory at Washington - more than the 49 plays the Carolina Panthers ran all game in their opener - is capable of going even faster. "I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said this week. "I'm not joking. We've got to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn't get the ball to the officials.
September 6, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
The early 1950s was a golden era of baseball. The epicenter was New York City. Might Los Angeles be poised for the same? Will the presence of Mike Trout with the Angels and Yasiel Puig with the Dodgers reprise the wonder days of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays? Can we not fantasize about what might be, how good this could become? A youngster lived the New York era. He often walked from his home on 180th Street to the Polo Grounds on 155th Street, where the Giants played. "Twenty-five blocks," he says.
August 26, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
ConAgra foods has recalled some Kroger's chocolate chip cookie dough packages because they actually contain peanut butter cookie dough.  People with a peanut allergy are at risk, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Sunday, but the company reported that the mix-up hasn't caused any illnesses so far.  Celebrity products: Perfume, protein pudding and more The voluntary recall affects an unspecified number of cookie dough packages...
August 23, 2013 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Travelex again is offering a preloaded Chip and PIN card for the traveler abroad, but this one allows you to carry five kinds of currency concurrently. Say hello to the Multi-Currency Cash Passport Prepaid MasterCard , which allows you to carry British pounds, euros, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen and Australian dollars all on one card. Travelex says it is evaluating other currencies for possible future inclusion, including the Mexican peso and the Hong Kong dollar. You must load at least $50 worth of currency.
August 21, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 18 - 24, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Motive Flynn and Vega (Kristin Lehman, Louis Ferreira) investigate the stabbing death of a well-known boxer in his own gym. Roger Cross and Cameron Bright also star in this new episode. 9 p.m. ABC Project Runway The designers go on an overnight camping trip and must use the surroundings of their campsite as inspiration.
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