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January 19, 2014 | Louis Sahagun
Traffic was backed up on the southbound 110 Freeway through downtown Los Angeles after a suspicious object found on a Montebello bus Sunday night prompted the closure of a connector road feeding several ramps, officials said. California Highway Patrol Officer Alex Rubio said the connector road that leads to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Street offramps would remain closed until 3:30 a.m. Monday. The closure was requested about 10 p.m. by Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad investigators, who responded to a report of a possible pipe bomb found on the bus, which was parked along Beaudry Avenue, between 6th and 4th streets.
January 13, 2014 | By Joseph Tanfani
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey legislators announced the creation of a new committee, with subpoena power and a special counsel, to press an investigation into who ordered lanes closed on the George Washington Bridge last fall - and what Gov. Chris Christie knew about it. Democratic leaders in the state Assembly said the committee will begin with the bridge closure and possibly expand to look into other allegations of “abuse of power” by Christie, considered...
January 10, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A stretch of Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point that was closed in both directions during the Friday morning commute was reopened shortly before 10:30 a.m., authorities said. At least two large boulders, each described as being the size of a "small VW," fell at about 3:30 a.m. in the area between Camino Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor Drive, blocking the roadway, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Crews worked throughout the morning to remove the debris while commuters were pushed onto alternate routes, such as the 5 Freeway.
January 10, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Lane Kiffin is back in college football. The former USC head coach has been hired as Alabama's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban announced Friday. "We are excited to have Lane join our staff," Saban said in a statement on Alabama's website. "He is an outstanding and creative offensive coach who has great experience both at the college and NFL level. He has a very good understanding of the game and I have always been impressed with what I saw in the games he called.
January 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Former USC Coach Lane Kiffin spent a week last month observing Alabama's program. Now, with Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier taking a similar position at Michigan, Kiffin is in consideration to replace him with the Crimson Tide, according to several reports . Kiffin and Alabama Coach Nick Saban are friends and share the same agent, Jimmy Sexton. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden fired Kiffin on Sept. 29, after the Trojans returned to Los Angeles from a loss at Arizona State.
January 8, 2014 | By Alana Semuels
NEW YORK - A top staffer for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was involved in a move to temporarily close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political payback, recently released emails suggest, a move that enmeshes the Republican governor in a high-profile controversy as he considers a potential run for the presidency in 2016. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed all but one lane of the bridge in September, effectively gridlocking a New Jersey town whose mayor did not support Christie's reelection.
January 7, 2014 | By Diane Pucin
Pepperdine's men's basketball program is on an upswing, in part because a former UCLA player has found a new love for the game. The Waves are 10-6 overall, 3-1 and tied for second place in the West Coast Conference. Their only conference loss came at San Francisco, when Pepperdine Coach Marty Wilson said his team had an inexplicably bad second half. The good-news story for the Waves is that of Brendan Lane , a 6-foot-9 forward who played at UCLA, graduated in three years and decided to transfer and use his final season of eligibility at Pepperdine.
January 2, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
ST. LOUIS - Kings defenseman Drew Doughty recalled how he got the news about making Team Canada for the 2010 Olympics and it sounded as if it happened just the other day. Not four years ago. “They told us to keep our phones on,” Doughty said. “So I had to put it on loud before I went to bed and it woke me up with a phone call. We were actually in Calgary. I'll always remember that.” Doughty was talking after Thursday's morning skate here. Canada will name its Olympic squad on Tuesday, and meanwhile, two Kings players, captain Dustin Brown and goalie Jonathan Quick were named to the U.S. team on Wednesday.
December 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One vehicle was "fully involved in fire" and a law enforcement officer may have been among the injured after a traffic collision Wednesday afternoon on the 405 Freeway, authorities said. The incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. and three lanes -- the carpool and No. 1 and No. 2 lanes -- on the northbound side of the freeway at Ventura Boulevard were blocked, according to the California Highway Patrol. Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department said there was "an officer that was reported injured," but that it remained unclear if the information was accurate.  In an alert, the LAFD said that at least two patients were being evaluated, including one who could have been an officer.
December 18, 2013 | By David Ng
Brian Dennehy, who is currently in the Los Angeles production of "The Steward of Christendom" at the Mark Taper Forum, will reprise his recent Chicago performance in Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" for a six-week run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. Scott Rudin is producing the revival production, which will run at BAM from Feb. 5, 2015 to March 15, 2015.  The production will also star Nathan Lane, who appeared alongside Dennehy in the Chicago production at the Goodman Theatre in 2012.
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