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SPORTS
March 13, 2014 | By Chris Foster
LAS VEGAS -- The good UCLA basketball team showed up Thursday night. There were smiles. There were dunks. There was even Kyle Anderson hugging Travis Wear after a fastbreak layup. This was the Bruins' rolling thunder review. The 82-63 victory over Oregon in the MGM Grand Garden Arena left Coach Steve Alford with a lucky 7-0 record for Las Vegas postseason games - six with New Mexico in the Mountain West tournament. Yet, the Bruins have stood on this precipice before this season.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Tina Fey is working on a "Mean Girls" reunion of sorts, but sadly it won't be in the form of another movie. That is so the opposite of fetch. The 2004 comedy, which will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in April, was adapted by Fey from Rosalind Wiseman's 2002 book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. " PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan career retrospective The cult classic starred a pre-rehab Lindsay Lohan, now 27,  pre-"Notebook" Rachel McAdams, now 35, and the troupe of "Plastics" - pre-"Veronica Mars" Amanda Seyfriend and post-"Party of Five" Lacey Chabert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Three lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway near Castaic were closed Wednesday morning following a traffic incident involving a tanker truck, the California Highway Patrol said. The accident was reported around 4:47 a.m. near Lake Hughes Road, the CHP said. It was not immediately known what led to the collision involving the 26,000-pound truck.  CHP officials said diesel fuel on the road prompted the closure of the freeway lanes, and that an onramp was also closed for several minutes.
SPORTS
March 11, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
A nice afternoon at the ballpark during spring training. Sure sounds like the makings of a nice family outing. But there's one toddler in Juniper, Fla., who may want no part of it next time around. That's because of what happened during Monday's exhibition game between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers. Everything was fine -- the tyke was chilling in his wagon behind the outfield fence when the Mets' Chris Young hit a ground-rule double in the bottom of the first inning. That's when the trouble started.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Meg James
The most powerful woman at the Walt Disney Co. - and perhaps in all of Hollywood - said that she would leave her job overseeing the company's $10-billion-a-year entertainment TV networks, leaving Disney to search for a successor in an increasingly treacherous television business. After 18 years at the Burbank entertainment giant, Anne Sweeney surprised many by saying she would step down as president of Disney/ABC Television Group by next year to work on the creative side as a television director.
SPORTS
March 10, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers will probably be mathematically eliminated next week from a playoff spot, four weeks before the regular season ends. That's what happens when you go 10-29 since Dec. 21. But Coach Mike D'Antoni still wants some consistency from them over their final 18 games. They got drilled by the Clippers last week, lost a home game to New Orleans and were no-shows in Denver. Yet they beat Portland and Oklahoma City in the span of seven days. It's fine to be confused.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Just hours before hoisting his Oscar for best picture for "Argo" in February 2013, actor-director Ben Affleck cheered on his daughter Violet as she won the Pacific Palisades spelling bee. Geena Davis lunches at Matthew's Garden Cafe, and Dustin Hoffman shops at the local Gelson's on Sunset Boulevard. The Palisades is that kind of place - where celebrities mingle with regular people, and everybody is well shod. It's peculiar, then, that Pacific Palisades' shopping village has the beaten-down aura of a Midwestern Main Street where the mom-and-pop shops have been driven out by Wal-Mart, only there's no Wal-Mart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
More than 100 pot shops have shut down since Los Angeles started enforcing its new rules restricting medical marijuana dispensaries, City Atty. Mike Feuer announced Monday. Feuer said he was now stepping up that work, hiring two new attorneys who would exclusively tackle prosecutions under Proposition D, the measure passed by voters last spring. Staffers are also focusing more attention on real estate professionals and landlords renting space to marijuana dispensaries, providing them with a new brochure that warns of steep fines and jail time for breaking the rules.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
United Airlines, the nation's third-largest carrier, is cracking down on passengers who drag oversized bags into the cabin. And the airline is doing this to win points with passengers. After all, the Chicago carrier was recently ranked eighth among the nation's top 10 carriers in a survey of about 24,000 people in the U.S. The survey by Satmetrix, a cloud-based software company, named Southwest Airlines as the top-rated carrier. The crackdown on oversized bags is an effort to address what United says is one of the biggest gripes among its passengers: The overhead bins are so overstuffed with carry-on bags that the boarding process is often bogged down as fliers try to find space for their luggage.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Factory orders fell again in January, but the rate of decline lessened after a steeper-than-initially-estimated drop the previous month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. New orders for manufactured goods, a key indicator of future factory output, were down 0.7% in January to $483 billion. Analysts projected orders would decline 0.5%. It was the second straight monthly decline and the harsh winter weather in much of the country probably was a factor. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years December's decline was revised down to 2% from an initial estimate of 1.5%, the Commerce Department said.
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