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July 3, 2010
The Cliff Lee sweepstakes is heating up, with Cincinnati and possibly the New York Yankees joining Minnesota at the forefront. A.J. Burnett's problems have forced Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman to reconsider waiting for free agency to take his shot at Lee. A team trading for the Seattle starter in the next couple of weeks would owe him only about $4.5 million, which puts him on the radar for even a mid-payroll team such as Cincinnati....
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April 27, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The national condemnation of racist comments attributed to Clippers owner Donald Sterling includes several fellow NBA owners. While many owners remained silent or deferred to the rapid investigation of the matter promised by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, other team owners spoke out against one of their own. “If @TMZ recording is true, we must have zero tolerance. Fully support commish Silver @NBA,” Kings owner Vivek Ranadive tweeted . Full coverage: The Donald Sterling controversy In a statement, Heat owner Micky Arison said Sterling's alleged comments were “appalling, offensive and very sad.” Spurs CEO Peter Holt adopted a more cautious tone, but noted Sterling's extended history of racial missteps.
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BUSINESS
July 21, 2010 | By Kristena Hansen, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A multi-state investigation is raising more questions about how Google Inc. may have improperly gathered people's private information through their unsecured wireless networks while collecting data for its Street View feature. Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal, who has been leading the month-old investigation, sent a third letter to Google on Wednesday asking, among other things, whether it had tested the feature's software before putting it to use. Doing so, he said, should have uncovered any glitches responsible for the unwarranted collection of e-mails, passwords and other personal data of those who failed to protect their networks with passwords.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Are you psycho for "Bates Motel" but lost without cable? Cheer up, lil' Internet TV viewer. A&E Networks announced on Monday that it has launched A&E, History and Lifetime content on Apple TV. That means more than just "Bates Motel"; it includes popular shows like "Storage Wars," "Project Runway," "Devious Maids" and "Pawn Stars. " Apple TV launched in early 2007 and offered a novel way to watch content from the Internet on a regular HDTV. The latest third-generation model was released in 2013.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013
Join actress Laura Dern and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp for a live video discussion of the actress' late, great HBO series, "Enlightened," today at 3:30 p.m. Pacific time. "What if Lucy [Ricardo] became Norma Rae?" That's the question Dern posed when pitching "Enlightened" to HBO. In the series, which Dern created with Mike White, she starred as Amy, a naive, deeply flawed woman who undergoes a spiritual awakening and becomes hellbent on bringing down corporate overlords.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 2001
Is there anyone in the city of Los Angeles who is not running for mayor? ROBERT OLSEN Yucaipa
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1986
Your informative article on the Commonwealth nations (Times, Aug. 9) suggested to me that perhaps now is the time for the United States to join the club. As a former colony, we are eligible. Since 31 members are republics, membership should be consistent with our republican tradition. We would benefit through increased influence in the Third World and closer ties with Canada, our largest trading partner, as well as with Britain and Australia. As a result, we might reduce our unfavorable balance of trade and win more votes in the United Nations as well as promote peace.
SPORTS
June 16, 2010 | By Mike Hiserman
The Pacific 10 Conference's Plan B appears set. Utah is expected to announce it will become the league's 12th member during a noon PDT news conference Thursday at Rice-Eccles Stadium on campus. Utah received an official invitation to join the conference Wednesday. Colorado announced last week it would become the conference's 11th member starting in the fall of 2012. Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott was hoping to build the league up to 16 teams by adding Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State — that was Plan A. But those plans were scuttled this week when Texas, the leader of the group, decided to stay put in the Big 12. Utah then became Scott's prime target as a 12th member, which would put the conference at the threshold of being large enough to meet the NCAA requirement for holding a lucrative football championship game.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013
Join actor Aden Young and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp at 4 p.m. PDT Thursday for a live video chat about Young's work on "Rectify," the Sundance Channel's acclaimed new television series. Young plays Daniel Holden, who returns to his small Georgia hometown after spending 19 years in prison for the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Daniel's conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence, but the community -- and members of his own family -- remain divided over his guilt.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013
Join actress Holly Hunter and Times staff writer Glenn Whipp today at noon PDT for a live video chat about Hunter's work on the Sundance Channel 's miniseries "Top of the Lake. " We're assuming you're at least passingly familiar with Holly Hunter's Oscar-winning turn in Jane Campion's 1993 masterpiece of moody atmosphere "The Piano. " And you might well have imagined that Hunter would never again come across a character as singular as that film's mute Scotswoman, though, yes, subsequently she worked with David Cronenberg on "Crash" and was pretty fantastic as Helen Parr/Elastigirl in "The Incredibles.
NEWS
April 14, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Beyoncé joined her sister Solange Knowles for a set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio on Saturday. Beyoncé wore a floral-pattern miniskirt and top by Topshop, while Solange rocked an orange romper by Max Mara. [Grazia] Grumpy Cat showed up at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday wearing a miniature hat like the Vivienne Westwood creation Pharrell Williams made famous. [People] Roland Mouret, known for feminine, fitted dresses, is creating a capsule women's collection for Banana Republic, the retailer announced via news release Monday.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
Earlier this week, Tumblr sent out a note encouraging users to change the passwords for all of their online accounts immediately due to the discovery of a major bug known as "Heartbleed. " As Times tech reporter Salvador Rodriguez reported , the Heartbleed bug makes it possible for "hackers to retrieve code from websites and other online services that would give them access to other information, including user data and passwords. " Heartbleed affects services that use the widely popular OpenSSL security library, which is used to secure websites using HTTPS encryption.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Los Angeles artist Betye Saar has won the 2014 Edward MacDowell Medal, a lifetime achievement award given by America's oldest artists' colony, joining an elite roster of honorees dating back to 1960. She'll receive her award Aug. 10 in ceremonies on the MacDowell Colony's 400-plus acre campus in Peterborough, N.H. The cast-bronze medal bears the image of the man who founded the colony in 1907 as a gathering place where artists in diverse disciplines could mingle while pursuing their individual work.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Nevada's governor and one of its U.S. senators have joined a chorus of criticism of a month-long federal government roundup of a recalcitrant rancher's 900 cattle that for decades have grazed on hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands near here. Gov. Brian Sandoval said in a statement that his office has received numerous complaints about the operation by the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service to collect cattle belonging to southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who for decades has refused to pay the required fees to graze his animals on public land.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Comparing illegal immigration to a war that threatened the United States' future, GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly once exhorted citizens to rise and join his fight to stop people from crossing the border, according to audio of a speech he gave in 2006. "I am a descendant of Jim Bowie, who died at the Alamo," Donnelly, then a leader in the Minuteman border-patrol group, said at a rally in Temecula that year. "It is rumored that he took a dozen Mexican soldiers to their deaths before they finally killed him. How many of you will rise up and take his place on that wall?"
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Former Granada Hills Kennedy Coach Dion Lambert is joining the football staff at Valencia as an assistant coach for defensive backs and receivers. He played at UCLA and in the NFL.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
WORLD
April 3, 2014 | By Richard Fausset
MEXICO CITY - Citizen "self-defense" groups that have emerged to fight off a ruthless drug cartel in the state of Michoacan should take steps to join the government security apparatus or disarm, Mexican officials said Thursday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said during a press conference in Morelia, the state capital, that government forces have gained the upper hand since thousands of troops and police officers swarmed the western state and arrested several "important criminals” associated with the Knights Templar drug cartel.
WORLD
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING -- Peter Jackson, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film series, has lent his personal Gulfstream jet to the team searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Radio New Zealand reported. Australian authorities said Monday that a civilian jet was providing “communications relay” to 10 military planes involved in the search but did not identify it further. Radio New Zealand said Tuesday it received a tip that the civilian aircraft belonged to the director and New Zealand native, and confirmed with his representatives that the G650 aircraft was indeed his. Gulfstream describes the 650 as an “ultra-high-speed, ultra-long-range business jet” that can carry eight passengers and a crew of four on nonstop flights of 7,000 nautical miles.
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