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February 9, 2014
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April 24, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Barely a month after revealing plans for a live-action film version of "Jem and the Holograms," producers have announced who will bring the sparkly, neon-haired glam rock band to life. “Nashville” actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast in the titular role, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The Holograms will be rounded out by Stefanie Scott ( “A.N.T. Farm”), who will play Jem's sister, Kimber; Aurora Perrineau (“Pretty Little Liars”), who will play Shana; and Hayley Kiyoko (“The Fosters”)
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BUSINESS
November 19, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
Google Inc. has agreed to remove an image that appears to show a dead teenager after the boy's father complained to the Internet search giant. Google, usually resistant to requests to remove images, said it would make an exception in the case of 14-year-old Kevin Barrera, who was beaten and shot to death in August 2009. The slaying is unsolved. The satellite image appears on Google's Maps feature, and according to Barrera's father, shows the teen lying on the ground near the Richmond, Calif., railroad tracks where he was killed.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By David Ng
Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985. The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from floppy disks that Warhol had used to save the files. The images had been inaccessible for years due to the obsolete Commodore format, the museum said. In the '80s Warhol was commissioned by Commodore International to create art with the Amiga to demonstrate its graphic arts capabilities, according to the museum.
SPORTS
May 15, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
For those with a strong stomach, Kobe Bryant on Tuesday tweeted a graphic picture of his Achilles' surgery . The image, posted through Instagram , is a striking reminder that Bryant suffered the most significant injury of his career, tearing the tendon on April 12 in a win over the Golden State Warriors. He had surgery the following day. The Lakers project that Bryant will be out a minimum of six months. On Tuesday, he was getting treatment at the team's facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2013 | By KTLA
Google says it will replace a Google Maps image after a Bay Area father said it shows the body of his teenage son, who was shot to death in 2009. Richmond resident Jose Barrera said he discovered the image, visible on Google Maps' satellite view feature, last week, KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported . “When I see this image, it's still like that happened yesterday,” Barrera told KTVU-TV in Oakland . “And that brings me back to a lot of memories.” Kevin Barrera, 14, was killed in August 2009.
SCIENCE
December 6, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
As we wait to find out what if anything survived Comet ISON's brush with the sun, check out this gorgeous image of Comet Lovejoy taken with the Hawaii-based telescope Subaru. The image above was taken on Tuesday, and shows a clear view of the ionized plasma filaments in the comet's tail. This particular Comet Lovejoy (there have been others found and named by the same Australian astronomer), was discovered in September 2013. Lovejoy is currently making its way away from Earth and toward the sun. But there will be no dramatic do-or-die moment for Lovejoy like there was for ISON.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
It's turning into mea culpa week, first with Drake apologizing for his tweet complaining about being replaced on the cover of Rolling Stone by Philip Seymour Hoffman following the actor's death, and now Nicki Minaj humbling herself for using an image of Malcolm X in conjunction with her new song that invokes the N-word. “I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued,” she said on Instagram in reference to her coupling of the song's title, "Lookin Ass N - ," with a 1964 Ebony magazine photo showing the black activist leader looking out a window while clutching an M-1 rifle.
NEWS
February 4, 2011 | By Andrew Zajac, Washington Bureau
Add diagnosing soft tissue injuries to online banking, e-mail, video games and thousands of other applications available on Apple Inc.'s iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches. The Food and Drug Administration Friday ushered in the era of mobile diagnostic radiology, approving software for viewing images and making medical diagnoses from MRIs and CT, PET and SPECT scans on several of Apple's popular hand-held devices. The FDA reviewed image quality and checked studies with radiologists using the devices under variable lighting conditions and determined that the Apple devices running Mobile MIM software offered clear enough images for diagnostic interpretation.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
Reporting from Washington -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Goldman Sachs were among the biggest gainers in brand image last year after a rough 2010 that saw each of them enmeshed in controversy, according to U.S. corporate brand rankings made by an online market research firm. More than 13 million product recalls in the U.S. related to sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles starting in 2009 pummeled Toyota's image in 2010, said YouGov, a British firm that tracks brand perception daily with a panel of 2.5 million people worldwide.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Victims of child pornography whose images of sexual abuse have circulated on the Internet may demand compensation from every person caught downloading and possessing the illegal images, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. But justices set aside a $3.4-million restitution order handed down against a Texas man on behalf of one victim, ruling that a single defendant who possesses the pornography may not be forced to pay the full amount of damages due the victim. The 5-4 decision upholds part of the Violence Against Women Act and opens a new chapter in compensating victims who say the online circulation of their images has forced them to relive the sexual abuse they experienced as children.
WORLD
April 22, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
ANSAN, South Korea - For South Korea, a country that pulled itself out of abject poverty to become the world's 15th-largest economy, the most stinging accusation about last week's ferry sinking is that it looks like a Third-World disaster. While the captain escaped and the crew dithered and bickered with emergency officials, hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, obediently remained in their cabins as the ferry rolled and slipped beneath the surface of the cold, gray sea. Mistake piled atop mistake turned a near-shore mishap into the nation's worst maritime disaster in decades.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2014 | By David Colker
Robert Olsen, a critically acclaimed artist known for his luminescent paintings of outdoor urban objects such as gas pumps and ATMs, would drive around Los Angeles all night looking for interesting items to photograph and then later paint. "I try to isolate the ubiquitous," Olsen said to a reporter who accompanied him on a drive for a 2002 Los Angeles Times article . "I like to look at these things as mathematical models. " Times art critic Christopher Knight chose Olsen, whose works almost never portrayed humans, as one of L.A.'s top painters under 45 . "The pictures have the specificity and presence of portraiture," Knight wrote in 2007, "resonating with the bleak beauty of American life today.
BUSINESS
April 14, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
US Airways apologized Monday for sending out a Twitter message that included a pornographic image. The airline acknowledged that the image came from its Twitter account but said it was sent by mistake. US Airways said the image was originally sent to the airline's account and US Airways tried to flag is as inappropriate. "Unfortunately the image was inadvertently included in a response to a customer," the airline said in a statement. "We immediately realized the error and removed our tweet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2014 | Steve Chawkins
Today, the image would have gone viral in an instant: The president of the United States, dripping wet in swim trunks before a throng of excited beachgoers, trading a look and a laugh with an attractive woman in a polka-dot bikini. But well before the Internet's relentless rationing of spontaneous fame, the 1962 photo of President Kennedy at Santa Monica's beach made quite a splash. For a Los Angeles woman named Eva Ban, its effect lasted a lifetime. Ban was the woman in the two-piece swimsuit, which was called a bikini in news accounts but was modest by today's standards.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2014 | By Denise Florez
Young adult authors at the Festival of Books on Saturday dove straight into their experiences in writing about young characters who deal with social, physical and mental limits, and how they find their own identities while writing about privilege, mutant grasshoppers, college or cryogenic experimentation.  Moderator Aaron Hartzler on a panel titled "Young Adult Fiction: Testing the Limits" started by asking panelists E. Lockhart, Rainbow Rowell,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2007 | By Sara Lin, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Fight Heavily Armed Villains. Invent New Snacks. Save the Planet. Agriculture schools in California and throughout the nation are hoping fresh slogans will cultivate interest among high school graduates who don't know wheat from Wheaties. The same universities that a generation ago churned out legions of agriculture professionals today largely struggle to woo students. And many students who are studying agriculture are clamoring for cheese class and wine-making seminars, shunning traditional fields such as soil science and crop production.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
When a flier similar to the bus ad pictured above recently landed in our inbox, a red flag went off: The featured image is famous to many Guns N' Roses fans as the Robert Williams painting printed on the original cover of "Appetite for Destruction. " The image, of a robot appearing to have just committed an act of sexual violence against a woman, prompted Geffen Records to recall the album in 1987 and replace it with a less rape-oriented cover. The image has been resurrected, it turns out, by the Hard Rock Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas in service of the ad campaign promoting its Guns N' Roses residency, and at least one of the Clark County commissioners is none too happy about it. The Las Vegas Sun spoke to Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who oversaw a recent event temporarily renaming Paradise Road as Paradise City Road.  “I hadn't seen the advertising before the media event,” she told the Sun. “It's clearly inappropriate.
WORLD
April 11, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
RIO DE JANEIRO - As the 2014 World Cup tournament nears, efforts to reform Rio de Janeiro's police forces remain, like many of the Brazilian soccer stadiums themselves, a work in progress. Seeking to improve public safety, police have established a permanent presence in many of the city's slums, and attempted to replace sporadic, war-like operations against criminals with numbers-based community policing. Now, some of the city's slums, known as favelas , are considered safe for tourists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Steve Chawkins
Mark Stock, a painter known for his evocative portraits of white-gloved butlers and sad, stylish women in slinky gowns, has died. He was 62. Stock, who died Wednesday at an Oakland hospital, had an enlarged heart, his publicist Charlotte Parker said. His most famous painting, "The Butler's in Love - Absinthe," a study of a butler scrutinizing a lipstick smear on an empty glass, inspired a short David Arquette film, "The Butler's in Love" (2008). It is one of more than 100 Stock paintings featuring butlers, often in poses suggesting suppressed longing or brooding disappointment.
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