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SPORTS
September 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Talk about a red card. Maybe this is more of a red flag. But former Premier League official Mark Halsey says soccer has gotten so big in England he believes the pressure on game officials could soon lead a referee to commit suicide. "It will not be long before a referee has a nervous breakdown," he says. "I also believe that if we do not do something to help referees with mental health and stress issues, then we could see a suicide. " Halsey, who retired last season, has written an autobiography about his experiences.
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SPORTS
August 10, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
When Kyle Martino was growing up in Westport, Conn., it was easier to find tractor pulls and Australian rules football on TV than it was to find the world's most popular sport. If you wanted to watch soccer, you needed access to European broadcasters. "When I was a kid and I fell in love with this game, I was watching games in Italian on Sunday mornings," says Martino, whose understanding of the language remains no deeper than the menu at Olive Garden. "That was my soccer. " But if soccer was once the unwanted stepchild of the television sports family, it's now one of TV's most desirable properties - so much so that NBC is wagering hundreds of millions of dollars and an unprecedented number of broadcast hours on the English Premier League, coverage Martino, a former Major League Soccer All-Star, will help anchor as a studio analyst.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
In California and across the country, more people are speaking Spanish, Korean or a slew of other languages besides English at home - a phenomenon that has historically set off heated debate about how immigrants will assimilate into American life. Yet in recent years, as other tongues became more common in American homes, people nationwide were no less likely to speak English with ease, a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Scholars say slowing immigration has given rise to a more settled population of people born abroad.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Meg James and Hector Becerra
From the barbershops of El Monte to a mariachi outfitter's in Boyle Heights, many Southern Californians struggled Tuesday to make sense of the sudden disappearance of the wacky, warmhearted man they'd woken up with for the last decade. On Monday, Univision Radio Network announced that it had dropped " Piolín por la Mañana," the highly popular, nationally syndicated Spanish-language morning radio talk show hosted by Eddie " Piolín " Sotelo, whose ratings have been in decline for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2013 | By Meg James
More than three-quarters of all Latino adults get their news in English, according to a comprehensive study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The Pew Hispanic Center's 2012 National Survey of Latinos found that 82% of Latino adults said they obtained at least some of their news in English - up from 78% in a 2006 survey. The increase was propelled by a growing number of Latinos who said they seek their news exclusively from English language sources. Nearly a third of Latino adults surveyed said they get all of their news in English, up from 22% in 2006.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Redlands high school teacher whose child was fathered by a teenage student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 41 felony counts of sex crimes with three boys she taught. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, whom her lawyer called "a clean-cut American girl," remained behind bars on $750,000 bail. She was rearrested Monday after San Bernardino Dist. Atty. Michael Ramos charged her with sexually abusing three boys. Whitehurst was first arrested last week on suspicion of having sex repeatedly with a student from Citrus Valley High School.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook Monday announced that its updated search feature will begin rolling out to all users who have their language set to U.S. English over the next few weeks, regardless of whether or not they want Graph Search. The company unveiled Graph Search earlier this year, saying it would help users easily and quickly find specific data on the social network. Users, for example, can search for pictures of themselves taken in a specific city, or they can look for friends who like a specific movie or music band.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The Redlands schools superintendent denied an allegation in a police search warrant that school officials failed to immediately report their knowledge of a sexual relationship between a student and teacher that resulted in a baby. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, was arrested last week on suspicion of having sex repeatedly with a 16-year-old Citrus Valley High School student and is now under investigation for having sexual contact with at least two other students during her six-year tenure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton
New questions have emerged about the Redlands high school teacher arrested this week after giving birth to a baby allegedly fathered by one of her students. Police now say she may have had inappropriate sexual relationships with three students from two different schools, authorities say. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, joined the Redlands Unified School District six years ago as an English teacher at Redlands High School and allegedly began sexual relationships with two boys, one as young as 14, authorities say. Whitehurst was arrested Monday night on charges of sexual abuse for an alleged relationship with a then-16-year-old Citrus Valley High School student that lasted nearly a year, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Redlands high school teacher arrested this week after giving birth to a baby allegedly fathered by one of her students may have had inappropriate sexual relationships with three students from two different schools, authorities say. Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst, 28, joined the Redlands Unified School District six years ago as an English teacher at Redlands High School and allegedly began sexual relationships with two boys, one as young as...
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