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March 11, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
Major League Soccer players have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike if a new bargaining agreement with the league is not reached by the season opener March 25. The labor contract expired in January but was extended twice as negotiations for a new deal continued. However, three days of meetings between league and union officials this week in Washington failed to break the impasse, leading to the strike vote. "We were disappointed to see comments from a number of players characterizing the status of the negotiations and the possibility of a strike," league President Mark Abbott said in a statement released Thursday.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Japan failed to reach agreement on free-trade talks as President Obama left Japan on Friday without the breakthrough needed to advance a key element of his broader agenda of strengthening America's hand in Asia. Despite a last-minute push through the night, the two sides could not bridge their differences on tariffs and market access, clouding the prospects for the proposed free-trade pact among a dozen nations that include the U.S., Japan, Canada and Mexico.
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SPORTS
May 30, 1989
Offensive guard Crawford Ker reached contract terms with the Dallas Cowboys, returning to the team for a sixth year.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Don Lee
WASHINGTON - After more than four years and 20 rounds of negotiations, the world's biggest free-trade deal in a generation has come down in good part to this: the United States and Japan squabbling over beef. With President Obama due to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a two-day summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, their aides have been pulling all-nighters in the hope of reaching a compromise on tariffs for beef and, to a lesser extent, pork and dairy products. The proposed 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership is seen as the centerpiece of Obama's promised re-balance in foreign policy priorities to fast-growing Asia-Pacific.
SPORTS
July 4, 2004
'I've done everything short of sell my soul to the devil to win.' Randy Johnson, Arizona pitcher, who reached 4,000 strikeouts in a 3-2 loss to San Diego last Tuesday
SPORTS
January 23, 1993
The problem with UCLA's basketball team is that the team has not reached its potential and the coach has. RON FOGEL Thousand Oaks
SPORTS
September 24, 1988
It seems that amateur boxing has finally fallen to the low that professional boxing reached many moons ago. TOM COURTS Channel Islands
SPORTS
January 24, 1998
I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with anything Disney Sports President Tony Tavares said. His recent comment, "We've reached the level of absurdity in baseball" [Jan. 15], couldn't have been more timely and appropriate. The trouble is, this level was reached the day Disney took over the Angels. BARRY P. RESNICK Orange
NEWS
March 27, 2008
College basketball: An item in Jerry Crowe's Text Messages From Press Row column in Wednesday's Sports section said USC made its only appearance in the men's Final Four 54 years ago. USC also reached the national semifinals in 1940, though there were only eight teams in the field at that time.
FOOD
August 25, 1994
I can't believe it! One-half page devoted to how to boil an egg (In the Kitchen, Aug. 11). The Food Section used to be the first thing one reached for--now it is BORING, BORING, BORING. --MARY LOU QUINT Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man who allegedly used Facebook to try to recruit a 17-year-old girl for prostitution has been charged with human trafficking, Orange County prosecutors said. Dwight Lamith Garris, 34, allegedly believed he had befriended a minor, but he was actually communicating with an undercover Anaheim police officer, the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday in a statement. Garris, a Palmdale resident, tried to recruit the girl over a period of about eight days in early April to work as a prostitute and to recruit other sex workers for him, according to the statement.
WORLD
April 17, 2014 | By Steven Borowiec
SEOUL - Divers struggled against strong currents and murky waters Friday morning in an effort to locate 271 people reported missing after a ferry sank off South Korea's southwestern coast. Water and weather conditions were making it difficult for divers to reach the Sewol, which sank Wednesday about 12 miles off the coast with 475 passengers aboard, many of whom were high school students on a field trip. The death toll rose to 25, with some bodies floating to the water's surface.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey
Whether or not you embrace director Darren Aronofsky's fierce biblical vision in "Noah," it's worth seeing the film for the remarkably moving performance by Russell Crowe in the title role. The actor seems to do his best work in period pieces, the more centuries away from the present the better. Crowe's very good Roman soldier in "Gladiator" won him an Oscar in 2001, and his swashbuckling ship captain in "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" greatly buoyed that film. It's not that Crowe can't thrive in more contemporary eras - his other Oscar nominations were for portraying Nobel-winning mathematician John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind" and a big-tobacco whistle blower in Michael Mann's "The Insider.
NATIONAL
April 15, 2014 | By Michael Muskal
Detroit, fighting its way through the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, has reached an agreement that preserves current pensions but cuts cost-of-living payments for retired police and firefighters. The agreement, announced Tuesday, is the first major compromise between the city and any of its retirees as Detroit and its creditors try to find a way to deal with an estimated $18 billion in long-term liabilities. The pact must be approved by the 6,000 members of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Assn., whose leaders said they backed the negotiated agreement and by Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing the bankruptcy case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | Catherine Saillant, Abby Sewell
Bobby Shriver, the first Los Angeles County supervisorial contender in 18 years to opt out of voluntary campaign spending limits, is calling for a major overhaul of county election laws, including lifting fundraising restrictions on candidates who use personal wealth to help pay for their campaigns. Last month, the Santa Monica lawyer and nonprofit director contributed $300,000 of his own money to his effort to succeed longtime west county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a member of the Kennedy political family, criticized a $1.4-million voluntary spending limit in the June 3 primary as inadequate to get his message out to 2 million constituents.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal work. Surrounding himself with female supporters at the White House, Obama signed an executive order prohibiting contractors from retaliating against employees who talk about how much money they make. Advocates say secrecy about salaries is a major contributor to the gap in average pay between male and female workers in the United States, which the White House says leaves women making 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The president also ordered contractors to report data to the government showing the compensation they provide their employees by sex and race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1985
Thank you for your enjoyable item on the anagram possibilities within the name of Ronald Reagan. I believe you overlooked a great headline potential for the next time a verbal agreement is reached. RON WINGS AN ORAL DEAL is the product of an entire evening and a ream of paper. DAVE THATCHER San Fernando
WORLD
April 7, 2014 | By Ramin Mostaghim and Paul Richter
TEHRAN - When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary Iranians. Opponents of the deal in the United States and the Middle East said much the same thing, warning that it would rapidly erode the international sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy. It hasn't worked out that way. More than four months into the deal, many Iranians think the interim accord has done little to help them.
BUSINESS
April 7, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
It didn't take long for the M3D Micro, a 3-D printer, to reach its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 when it launched Monday on Kickstarter. It only took 11 minutes, to be exact. The new Kickstarter project has only been on the website for a few hours but already it seems well on its way to raising much more than M3D was hoping for. The Micro has already raised more than $400,000, and it will continue to collect pledges on Kickstarter until May 7. The Micro is a 3-D printer designed with the general consumer in mind.
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