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December 15, 2011 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas says he may call for restrictions on advertising for Lap-Band weight-loss surgery and could even propose a billboard campaign warning consumers about the risks of the procedure. Ridley-Thomas said Wednesday that he wanted to work with county public health officials to determine steps the county could take to "ensure serious health problems are not trivialized. " His comments came one day after the Food and Drug Administration accused the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company and affiliated surgery centers of misleading ads about the safety of the weight-loss surgery.
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April 27, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
Airline mergers have put more than 70% of the nation's domestic traffic in the hands of four major carriers. But low-cost airlines still have some influence over airfares. A new study shows that when airlines such as JetBlue, Spirit, Frontier, Alaska and Southwest launch service on an existing domestic route, the average price from all carriers drops as much as 67%. It's good news for travelers, but aviation experts say most popular routes are still dominated by the four biggest carriers: United, Delta, Southwest and the soon-to-be-merged American and US Airways.
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SPORTS
March 26, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX -- Ted Lilly reported improvement in his stiff neck Monday, but acknowledged he would probably have to miss his scheduled start Tuesday.  “Today, I feel quite a bit better,” Lilly said. “I'm still not to where I'm confident that I'd be able to go out there tomorrow and not regress.” He said he isn't concerned that he might have to postpone his first start of the regular season. “It's getting better,” he said. If Lilly is unable to pitch in the series-opening, four-game series in San Diego, No. 5 pitcher Chris Capuano would probably pitch in the series.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
One of the earliest public responses by a Clippers player following racist comments allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling didn't involve a single word. Clippers center DeAndre Jordan posted a picture to his Instagram account Saturday morning that was simply a square black image. Jordan then tweeted the link to his more than 426,000 Twitter followers without adding any commentary. The image seems to be similar to the blacked-out profile image that people used in support of Trayvon Martin, the black teenager shot to death in Florida by George Zimmerman in 2012.
NEWS
January 8, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
Major crimes reported at LAX dropped 26.7% last year, and overall crime continues to decline, according to 2012 statistics released this week by Los Angeles Airport Police.  Robberies dropped from three in 2011 to one last year.  Two aggravated assaults were reported each year. In 2012,  there were 17 reports of burglary from locked vehicles, a decrease of 10.5% over 2011 . . . . National Park Service authorities announced they will issue permits to limit the number of Half Dome hikers to 300 a day to reduce congestion in a wilderness area and make the hike safer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2010
T. Christian Miller, a reporter for the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica, has won the $35,000 Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting for a collaboration with the Los Angeles Times that called attention to the plight of civilian workers injured in Iraq. The articles, which Miller began reporting as a Times staff writer, focused on workers hired by Pentagon contractors to drive fuel trucks, cook, translate and perform other support services. More than 1,700 civilian workers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than 37,000 injured.
WORLD
December 19, 2013 | By Jung-yoon Choi
SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean military officer said to be a close confidant of the recently executed uncle of ruler Kim Jong Un is in South Korean custody in China, South Korean media reported Thursday. Several South Korean media outlets, citing anonymous intelligence officials, said the unnamed military officer was being questioned in a South Korean diplomatic office in Beijing. According to 24-hour news channel YTN, the former aide to Jang Song Taek anticipated the purge of his boss and sought to defect at the end of September.
NEWS
August 10, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn
What's the value of an Olympic presence for the brands that sponsor and outfit the athletes? According to German sportswear maker Adidas, it's worth at least a 24% bump in sales. The company announced Friday that its British sales were up that much (on a currency-neutral basis) for the first half of 2012, "spurred by demand for Olympic and Team GB products," and up 11% globally, to about $8.95 billion, in the same period. It's worth noting that in addition to providing apparel and gear for 3,000 athletes in 25 of the 26 Olympic sports (including the U.S. men's and women's gymnastics teams)
NATIONAL
December 16, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
Harvard University was partially evacuated Monday morning after school officials sent out an alert about explosives on campus. "Unconfirmed reports of explosives at four sites on campus: Science Center, Thayer, Sever, and Emerson," said the campus alert sent at 9:02 a.m. "Please evacuate those buildings now. " Officials at the Cambridge, Mass., school said there had been no reports of explosions. Campus and Cambridge police were investigating the reports. The evacuated buildings were diverse.
WORLD
August 4, 2010 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Iran denied media reports Wednesday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade was attacked while traveling in the western city of Hamedan. Discounting speculation that swept the country, Iran's Press TV said that "an informed source in Iran's presidential office has rejected as false the reports of grenade attack on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Some foreign news sources published reports that a grenade exploded near the motorcade of President Ahmadinejad." Reuters had reported that the president's convoy was traveling from the airport to a sports stadium in Hamedan when a homemade bomb exploded, injuring several people.
WORLD
April 26, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- The only candidate running for president against Egypt's former military chief, Abdel Fattah Sisi, has reportedly said that if elected he would put Sisi on trial in connection with the deaths of hundreds of protesters. "I don't treat Sisi as a criminal, but I plan to bring him to court …. When I do this, I aim to heal wounds without opening up new confrontations," candidate Hamdeen Sabahi was quoted as saying by the Egyptian news outlet Youm7 on Friday. Sabahi's campaign denied the comments were his. But Youm7 posted an audio recording of a voice that sounded much like the candidate.
WORLD
April 26, 2014 | By Vincent Bevins
Between a cluster of bars in this small coastal town, middle-aged European men hover around dozens of fresh-faced Brazilian women in tight dresses. Around the corner, two girls who look to be in their teens flag down cars, signaling their availability to potential clients. Most such activity, however, seems confined to a small, seedy tourist strip, the last gasp of a bygone era. Natal, long known as a hot spot for sex tourism, has seen fewer problems in the wake of a national economic boom and concerted government efforts to cut back on the Carnaval nation's carnal image.
WORLD
April 26, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome has come to Egypt. State television said Saturday that the country's first case had been discovered. It said the patient, who was hospitalized in Cairo, had recently traveled to Saudi Arabia, where the virus was first identified. Saudi Arabia had announced hours earlier that the death toll in the kingdom had reached 92. In addition, an Indonesian man who had traveled to Saudi Arabia died Friday after returning home, and the virus has been found elsewhere in the Middle East, including Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.
WORLD
April 26, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - With the appearance of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Arab world's most populous country, health officials face a tough new challenge in confronting the often lethal virus. Egypt's Ministry of Health said Saturday that the country's first case had been discovered, identifying the patient as a 27-year-old Egyptian man who had been living and working in Saudi Arabia's capital, Riyadh. He was placed in quarantine at a Cairo hospital immediately upon his return.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
The latest in pretty meets pretty: Malin Akerman is dating actor Colin Egglesfield, according to reports out Friday.  The "Trophy Wife" star, 35, is reportedly off the market again now that she's been linked to the "Rizzoli & Isles" actor after they were photographed together in Beverly Hills earlier this month.  Us Weekly and People vouched for the romance via sources.  "They're getting to know each other," an Akerman "insider" told...
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Neela Banerjee
WASHINGTON - Cars and light-duty trucks for the 2012 model year exceeded new federal standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2012 fleet averages 23.6 miles per gallon, up from 22.4 for the previous model year - one of the greatest improvements in fuel economy in 30 years, according to a report released Friday. And the cars and trucks pump out an average of 286 grams of carbon dioxide per mile, nine grams less than the EPA standard.
SPORTS
March 15, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Dwight Howard told the Orlando Magic late Wednesday night that he will stay with the team and not opt out of his contract, according to multiple reports. The New Jersey Nets have been told that Howard will not opt out and will therefore not be available in trade, ESPN reported. Howard still needs to sign a waiver of the early-termination option in his contract before the noon PDT trade deadline today. By signing the waiver, Howard would remain with the Magic through the 2012-2013 season.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
Amid reports this summer of the National Security Agency's accessing troves of private communications, technology companies have sought to distance themselves from allegations of cooperation with government authorities, while reassuring users that their information is safe. The latest chapter in the face-off between the government intelligence apparatus and technology companies emerged last week with reports that the NSA was working, often successfully, to undermine encryption technology.
WORLD
April 24, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine -- Ukrainian government troops killed at least two pro-Russia separatist gunmen in Slovyansk on Thursday and drove away others occupying key public buildings in the city of Mariupol in an operation the Kremlin condemned as the Kiev government attacking "its own people. " Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the actions in eastern Ukraine and the deployment of NATO forces in member states bordering Russia to the west had "forced" the Kremlin to order more military drills of its troops amassed on Ukraine's border.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Two people were in custody at the Navy submarine base here after a report on base of a "suspicious person armed with a handgun," officials said. Base personnel were told around 10:50 a.m. Thursday to "shelter in place. " The order has since been lifted. There were no reports of any shots being fired. The incident was under investigation by base police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. ALSO: Twitter critics take on LAPD after NY police hit on social media Teenage girl killed in walk-up shooting at apartment; gunman at large After secret air surveillance of Compton, mayor wants protections tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego  
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