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October 24, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- A man was stabbed seven times outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grants Pass, Ore., after an altercation with an antiabortion protester. Police said Wednesday they have not yet made any arrests in connection with the case. "There may be arrests in the future, but that's still under investigation. There's still people we need to talk to," Lt. Dennis Ward told the Los Angeles Times. The incident began Tuesday afternoon when Grants Pass resident Kailah Clair, 22, kicked over antiabortion signs that had been placed outside the clinic by a protester, Christopher Tolhurst, according to a police report.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 21 - 27 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES 30 for 30:  The documentary "Benji" recalls high-school star Ben Wilson from Chicago's South Side, a promising basketball prospect who was senselessly murdered in 1984, the day before his senior season was to begin (5 p.m. ESPN). Chef Race: U.K. vs. U.S.:   The teams must cook in a food truck and one chef collapses in the summer heat in this new episode (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America)
NATIONAL
October 17, 2012 | By Christi Parsons and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa - Picking up where their contentious debate left off, President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney battled Wednesday for the support of female voters, underscoring their potentially decisive role in settling the fiercely competitive race. Buoyed by a much-improved performance Tuesday night, Obama traveled to the swing state of Iowa, where he renewed his attacks on Romney for proposing an end to federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and again touted legislation he signed making it easier for women to sue for job discrimination.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2012 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
On a recent Sunday at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, an overflow crowd gathered hours after services to see a screening of TV Land's "The Soul Man," starring Cedric the Entertainer as a Las Vegas singer who uproots his family and moves to St. Louis after hearing a divine calling to become a pastor. The well-dressed congregants gave a hero's welcome to Cedric, costar Niecy Nash and TV Land head Larry Jones. Their accomplishment? Putting on one of the few television shows that spotlights an African American family.
NATIONAL
October 6, 2012 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON -- Oklahoma is withdrawing federal funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in Tulsa following similar efforts by lawmakers in half a dozen other states. Oklahoma State Department of Health officials have notified Planned Parenthood of the Heartland that at the end of December they would be terminating their contracts, federally funded through the Women, Infants and Children program. This year, the clinics had received about $454,000 from the program. “It was a business decision,” said Leslea Bennett-Webb, a spokeswoman for the state's health department told the Los Angeles Times.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jimmy Fallon had a vision: Three men stood at a bar, as men often do, but then they turned around and lo, it was revealed that each wore a Baby Bjorn, with an actual baby. He would call it "Guys With Kids," which after a sneak preview earlier this month premieres in its regular time slot Wednesday. It's not much to build a comedy on, as the pilot for NBC's "Guys With Kids" makes abundantly clear. But perhaps Fallon can be forgiven for viewing the fact that some men take care of their own children as earthshaking news because we keep treating it as such.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Jimmy Fallon had a vision: Three men stood at a bar, as men often do, but then they turned around and lo, it was revealed that each wore a Baby Bjorn, with an actual baby. He would call it “Guys With Kids,” which airs a sneak preview Wednesday. It's not much to build a comedy on, as the pilot for “Guys With Kids” makes abundantly clear. But perhaps Fallon can be forgiven for viewing the fact that some men take care of their own children as earthshaking news because we keep treating it as such.
NEWS
September 10, 2012 | By Lisa Boone
When "Parenthood" returns on Sept. 11 for its fourth season, Ray Romano joins the cast as Hank Rizzoli, a curmudgeonly photographer who hires Sarah (Lauren Graham) as his assistant. When it came to designing a photography studio for Rizzoli, production designer Steven Jordan chose to transform an empty firehouse set on the Universal lot into a relaxed but elegant space complete with a darkroom, framing area and an alcove for hanging backdrops. “I wanted to create a space that was a little clunky,” said Jordan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2012 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Amazon.com has bulked up its Amazon Prime online streaming service with more shows from NBC, including "Parks and Recreation," "Parenthood" and "Friday Night Lights. " Hundreds of past episodes of these NBC programs will be available through Amazon Prime, and can be watched at no additional charge for subscribers who pay a flat $79 annual fee. The expanded licensing agreement with NBCUniversal adds to the library of titles available through the subscription service, which competes with other digital providers, including Netflix.
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