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March 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
Airlines will never win a prize for sensitivity to customers' problems. They typically won't budge on change fees and ticketing costs. But you'd think that even the most hard-hearted carrier would acknowledge that, all things considered, this isn't the best time for a family trip to Russia. The situation in Ukraine prompted the U.S. State Department to issue a travel advisory March 14 warning Americans about "the possibility of violence or anti-U.S. actions directed against U.S. citizens or U.S. interests.
April 10, 1999
The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, another season of baseball is beginning, and the Kings are hitting the golf course while most other NHL teams begin the Stanley Cup playoffs. It must be spring. JEFF DAVINE West Hills
March 26, 2014 | Chris Erskine
So how are you liking these new Dodgers owners now? Guggenheim seemed to be making all the right moves, till it slipped up while slobbering over all that TV loot, in a way that negates almost everything it has done so well up to now. Capitalism can be such a mess sometimes. Greed always does you in, even when it's cloaked in a greater purpose, such as winning a World Series, perhaps the greatest purpose of all. Crazy Guggenheim is not the biggest culprit, nor is it alone.
October 5, 1997
Re campaign finance reform: Elections should no longer be within alms reach. Period. RUSS TRAVIS Bakersfield
April 4, 1999
Now I know why the lower grades are no longer called grammar school. HANNAH OMAN Culver City
July 20, 1993
We are no longer friends when only results are enough, and effort is not. JIM MALINDA Hollywood
February 12, 1993
What happened to President Clinton's honeymoon? I've had one-night stands that lasted longer! ROBERT G. KANE Westwood
February 11, 1997
FOB no longer means "Friend of Bill." It now stands for "Fund Our Bill." JESSIE G. DeMASSA Huntington Beach
March 10, 1995
Anyone watching the current "trial of the century" should no longer wonder why there are so many lawyer jokes. ADRIAN M. WENNER Santa Barbara
March 23, 2014
Torian White's football career at UCLA appears to be over. White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November, has not enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter. The offensive tackle was suspended from the team after his arrest. The case is still being investigated, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "All I can tell you is he is no longer with the team," Coach Jim Mora said. White started 14 games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2012.
March 21, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
SPOKANE, Wash. - Taylor Braun tried to pull everyone's leg after North Dakota State pulled off Thursday's West regional semi-stunner against Oklahoma. "Honestly," the Bison's star deadpanned at the postgame news conference at Spokane Arena, "I don't know what all the hype is about, the NCAA tournament. " With perfect comedic pause, he added, "I'm kidding. " 2014 NCAA tournament bracket What happened during the first two days of the NCAA tournament was no joke to higher seeded teams that got sent home with upset stomachs.
March 17, 2014 | Chris Foster
This was Selection Sunday for most. This was do-over Sunday for UCLA and its coach. The Bruins were rewarded for their Pac-12 tournament championship. The NCAA selection committee made them the fourth-seeded team in the South Regional and allowed them to stay on the West Coast. UCLA (26-8) will play Tulsa (21-12) on Friday in the Viejas Arena on the San Diego State campus. It's the time of year college basketball players make memories ... or try to expunge them. A year ago, sixth-seeded UCLA was bounced from the NCAA tournament by Minnesota in the first round.
March 13, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - The search for elusive Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 shifted to waters around India based on suggestions the aircraft may have flown longer and farther than previously thought. After six days of fruitless searches in the Gulf of Thailand, near the original flight path from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, investigators are exploring theories that the plane flew as long as four hours after it lost contact with civilian radar at 1:30 a.m. Saturday. "An additional search area may be opened in the Indian Ocean, and we are consulting with international partners about the appropriate assets to deploy," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Thursday.
March 9, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Ask anyone about L.A. tech these days and they'll almost certainly point to Santa Monica and Venice, where hundreds of start-ups have emerged in the last few years. So-called Silicon Beach is home to Snapchat, sizable Google and Microsoft offices, and a growing number of venture capital firms and co-working spaces. Almost every night, tech entrepreneurs flock to networking happy hours and parties. Potential investors flock to demo days that showcase the latest start-ups. When BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt came to town last week, it was for a glitzy tech confab in Santa Monica.
March 6, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Vine announced that it has changed its rules and terms of service to no longer allow users to post sexually explicit videos. The video-sharing social network said users who are found to post pornographic videos will be subject to having their accounts suspended. "We don't have a problem with explicit sexual content on the Internet -- we just prefer not to be the source of it," Vine said in a blog post Thursday . MORE: Twitterverse reacts to Bitcoin founder news The Twitter-owned social network said the changes to its terms of service will not affect most users.
February 23, 1997
America is no longer a country of laws; it is a country of (by and for) lawyers. BOB MURTHA Santa Maria
July 15, 2008
Jonas Brothers: A review of Saturday's Jonas Brothers concert in Monday's Calendar section referred to a song the band performed as "You Don't Even Know." The song's title is "A Little Bit Longer."
March 5, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don't meet consumer standards set by the president's new healthcare law would be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than originally envisioned. The delay, which could put off the final cancellation of some health plans until after President Obama leaves office, may have limited practical impact. Senior administration officials, briefing reporters on condition of anonymity, said they believed that only about 1.5 million consumers nationwide currently were covered under such plans, about 500,000 of which were purchased by individuals and the rest by small businesses.
March 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Extra-point kicks could get extra interesting this summer. Of course, even mildly interesting would be an upgrade. NFL kickers made a record 99.6% of their PATs last season, making that the most sure-fire play in football. But according to's Judy Battista, the league's competition committee has discussed experimenting in the preseason with placing the ball at the 25-yard line on extra-point kicks -- which would mean 42-yard attempts. Last season, kickers made 83% of their field-goal attempts that were 40 to 49 yards long.
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