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February 11, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Jillian Barberie, whose stints at KTTV Fox 11 and KTLA Channel 5 were clouded by clashes with colleagues, brash behavior and low ratings, has finally gotten a new gig - on radio. Barberie will host a new afternoon show on TalkRadio 790 KABC AM where she will be joined by another KABC personality, John Phillips. "Mid-Day LA with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips" will debut Monday and air weekdays from noon to 3 p.m as part of the local station's recently launched lineup. After an 18-year run on KTTV's "Good Day L.A. " where she worked as a weathercaster, lifestyle reporter and co-anchor, Barberie left the station in 2012 after being yanked off the anchor desk.
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SPORTS
February 7, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Corona Santiago Coach Jeff Steinberg said standout junior quarterback Blake Barnett has finalized plans to graduate in December so he can head off to Notre Dame in January and participate in spring practice. It means Barnett will be taking a class or two this summer. Barnett is 6 feet 4, 200 pounds and earned rave reviews as a passer and runner this past season. He made an early commitment to Notre Dame. If Santiago makes it to a CIF state championship bowl game, Barnett will be happy to stick around for that.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
The ragin' Cajun is back.  A year after his abrupt departure from CNN, Democratic strategist and cable-news fixture James Carville has landed a new gig as a contributor at Fox News, the network announed Thursday. “James' successful and storied career in politics over several decades is an enormous asset to Fox News,” said Bill Shine , executive vice president of programming at Fox News. ”We are privileged to have him lend his breadth of experience, wit and dynamic perspective on the network.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Carville, a Louisiana native who rose to prominence as a key player in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, spent 11 years at CNN before he parted ways with the network in a major  shake-up in early 2013, just days after the arrival of its new president, Jeff Zucker . (Carville's wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin, also left at the same time, as did conservative pundit Erick Erickson.)
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
National signing day could not have gone better for USC. New Coach Steve Sarkisian and his staff closed with a flourish as three top Southland players announced Wednesday that they would become Trojans. Bellflower St. John Bosco lineman Damien Mama, Gardena Serra cornerback and receiver Adoree' Jackson and Long Beach Poly receiver and defensive back John "Juju" Smith said during news conferences at their schools that they were headed to USC. Euphoria pulsated through USC's McKay Center and on Trojans-related message boards as the announcements were made.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Since completing her duties on the blockbuster "Harry Potter" franchise, Emma Watson has striven to distance herself from her magical alter ego of Hermione Granger, playing a free-spirited high-school student in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," a fame-obsessed teen who burglarizes celebrity homes in "The Bling Ring" and a foul-mouthed version of herself in "This Is the End. " Now the actress has joined the cast of writer-director Alejandro Amenabar's...
SPORTS
February 5, 2014 | By Gary Klein
USC once again tapped into its Gardena Serra High pipeline, announcing Wednesday that linebacker Olajuwon Tucker had signed a national letter of intent with the Trojans. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Tucker is the latest of several USC players from Serra. Former Trojans defensive lineman DaJohn Harris and receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee played at Serra.  Junior receiver George Farmer and freshman quarterback Jalen Greene, who graduated from high school in December and is attending USC, also attended Serra.
WORLD
February 4, 2014 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON -- At least 50 Americans have joined the mix of extremist groups that are fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, and some could try to mount terrorist attacks at home, U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday. Intelligence officials say the Syrian civil war has become one of the biggest magnets for Islamic extremists around the globe since CIA-backed militants fought to oust Soviet troops from Afghanistan in the 1980s, a war that ultimately gave rise to Al Qaeda.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2014 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- Ben S. Bernanke, whose eight-year tenure as Federal Reserve chair ended Sunday, will join the Brookings Institution think tank as a distinguished fellow in residence. The news came Monday as his replacement, Janet L. Yellen, was sworn in as the first woman to lead the powerful U.S. central bank. Bernanke will be affiliated with the new Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings said Monday. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years “His firm, steady hand at the Fed's tiller came at a crucial time in our nation's history, including during the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression," said Strobe Talbott, president of the Washington, D.C., think tank.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Pete Carroll is one victory from joining an incredibly exclusive club - coaches who have won both a Super Bowl and a college football national championship. As it is, only Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer have done so. Carroll's USC teams won national championships at the end of the 2003 and '04 seasons. Louisiana State defeated Oklahoma in the 2003-04 Bowl Championship Series title game, but the Associated Press chose USC as No. 1 in its final season poll. USC beat Oklahoma for the 2004-05 BCS title but was later stripped by the NCAA.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell, known for hiring top assistant coaches, has hired former Loyola High and Cal State Northridge Coach Jeff Kearin as his defensive coordinator and former UCLA receiver Mike Sherrard as his offensive coordinator. Another hire is former Oaks Christian assistant Clay Matthews, who is returning to be the associate director of football operations and work with the freshman-sophomore team and varsity when he's not going to watch his sons, Clay and Casey, play in NFL games.
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