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SPORTS
October 20, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are expected to resume practice Sunday morning after a lengthy visit to China. The team lost a pair of exhibition games to the Golden State Warriors in Beijing and Shanghai, before returning home Friday. Confusing matters, the team had to travel through time to get home. "They land at 10 p.m. Friday, three hours before their 1 a.m. Saturday departure from China, a 12-hour flight and a 15-hour time change adding up to a reversal in time," as reported by The Times  on Thursday.
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BUSINESS
October 18, 2013 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The flow of federal economic data is set to resume next week, highlighted by the release of the delayed September jobs report, as federal employees are back at work following the end of the partial government shutdown. But it could take months to return to normal as the 16-day shutdown prevented federal workers from collecting and analyzing economic information needed for future reports. The delays are causing problems for Federal Reserve policymakers and probably will force them to postpone a decision on reducing a key stimulus program until early next year.
NEWS
October 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- The White House is resuming public tours on a limited schedule after stopping the popular tourist draw when budget cuts hit federal agencies in March. A scaled-back schedule of tours will begin Nov. 5, the White House said in a statement. Member of Congress, who request tickets on behalf of constituents, were also notified of the decision Friday. The tours through the East Wing and the executive residence were stopped in March, when across-the-board spending cuts forced federal agencies to immediately slash a total of $85 billion from the budgets.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - With no end to the shutdown in sight, Congress headed into a weekend session as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) sought to firm up fraying support from his conservative flank by vowing he would not agree to raise the nation's debt limit without them. Boehner pushed back against reports that he was ready to “roll over” - and leave his majority behind by relying heavily on Democratic votes in this next battle - saying “that's not going to happen,” according to lawmakers attending the private strategy session Friday in the Capitol basement.
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli and David Lauter
WASHINGTON - The first legislative moves after the federal government officially shut down were familiar ones, as the Senate moved Tuesday morning to rebuff a procedural move by the House. As the volleys between the two chambers resumed, signs of the shutdown were visible on Capitol Hill and elsewhere in Washington. Many congressional staff members, declared “nonessential,” were absent, but long lines still persisted at security checkpoints. FULL COVERAGE: The U.S. government shutdown On the Mall, the Lincoln Memorial and other monuments and museums were closed to tourists.
AUTOS
September 23, 2013 | By Jerry Hirsch
Chrysler Group filed plans Monday to resume trading its shares on the stock market, part of a high-stakes game its parent company, Fiat, is playing against a big union trust. The stock sale would not be a normal initial public offering, in which a company sells it shares to raise money for its operation or to cash out the founders. Rather, a portion of the automaker, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., would be sold by the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The union wants to start to monetize the 41.5% of Chrysler that it acquired during the automaker's bankruptcy and restructuring four years ago. The trust provides medical coverage for about 115,000 retired Chrysler workers and their families.
WORLD
September 19, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
Free Syrian Army rebels said they launched an offensive Thursday to retake a strategic town near the Turkish border, a day after it was seized by an Al Qaeda-linked group. The battle over Azaz underscores the increasingly fractured state of the opposition fighting to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad. A growing conflict has emerged between mainstream rebels and Al Qaeda-linked groups, which in turn fight alongside and against them. Azaz's capture Wednesday by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria threatened the nearby Bab al-Salameh border crossing, which has been under opposition control for more than a year.
NATIONAL
August 23, 2013 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas - A military jury enters its second day of deliberations Friday in the murder case of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, charged in connection with a mass shooting here four years ago that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more. Hasan, 42, faces 13 charges of premeditated murder and 32 charges of attempted premeditated murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty. The Army psychiatrist, who represented himself at trial, admitted to the shooting in his opening statement and did little to challenge prosecutors.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK --The Nasdaq Stock Market fully resumed trading Thursday after a three-hour outage threw a wrench into Wall Street's day. The stock exchange fully reopened at about 12:25 p.m. Limited trading had resumed a few minutes earlier. Traders and investors braced for possible wild price swings with the resumption of trading in major technology stocks such as Apple and Google. “There's a lot that can go wrong,” Sal Arnuk, co-founder of the brokerage Themis Trading in New Jersey, said before trading resumed.  QUIZ: How much do you know about California's economy?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2013 | By Paige St. John
SACRAMENTO -- While inmates in six California prisons continue a 43-day hunger strike over conditions of their incarceration, protesters in one prison resumed eating and as a result received addition television channels, monthly phone calls and a wider variety of food at the prison canteen. California prison officials insisted the expanded privileges at Calipatria State Prison, near the Mexico border, did not signal a willingness to negotiate with inmates. "The warden at CAL did not 'reach an agreement' with the hunger strikers," said department spokesman Jeffrey Callison.
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