July 7, 2011 |
Prince William and Catherine Middleton skipping Disneyland? It's crushing to think that Britain's hottest newlyweds won't be doing the royal wave from "It's a Small World" during their whirlwind visit to Southern California this weekend. To commemorate the non-visit, Red Lion Hotel Anaheim near Disneyland will treat any married couple named William and Kate to a free stay this summer. The deal: No fair running off to a courthouse to change your name to cash in on this deal.
June 15, 2011 |
Apple Inc. and Nokia Corp. have reached a settlement that would end 2-year-old patent disputes over mobile phone technology. In the agreement, Apple will provide Nokia a one-time payment as well as licensing royalties in the future — although Nokia, which announced the settlement, wouldn't say how much Apple would pay. The payments will cover all past and ongoing use of patented Nokia technology by Apple, the Finnish tech company said....
June 12, 2011 |
Reporting from Miami Looks like he brought some bad karma with him to South Beach, too. LeBron James, who had been disappearing in fourth quarters in the NBA Finals, left even earlier Sunday night, recalling the legendary falls taken by Wilt Chamberlain, the only other NBA superstar as controversial as he is. After starting four for four in the first 4 minutes 12 seconds, James took 11 more shots Sunday night as he and the Heat slid...
June 11, 2011
'Finding Sarah: From Royalty to the Real World' Where: OWN When: 9 p.m. Sunday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children) 'Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals' Where: OWN When: 10 p.m. June 19 Rating: TV-PG-L (may be unsuitable for young children with an advisory for coarse language)
March 23, 2011 |
"We want Kemba!" San Diego State fans actually chanted that Saturday in the throes of a double-overtime victory over Temple that shot the Aztecs from Tucson to Anaheim. "We want Kemba!" Seriously? Kemba Walker, the Connecticut Huskies' irrepressible, unstoppable, unsinkable, unflappable guard? They could have also chanted: "We want phlebitis!" Or an IRS audit. No, maybe, you don't. San Diego State's Billy White no longer fades into background San Diego State, until a few days ago, had never won an NCAA tournament game ?
March 1, 2011 |
Harvey Weinstein vowed he would return to the glory days atop the independent film business, and Sunday night he delivered on that promise. After Weinstein Co. nearly shut down last year, the New York studio's low-cost British drama "The King's Speech" took top honors at this year's Academy Awards, the first best picture victory for the movie impresario since 2002. As when "Shakespeare in Love" defeated "Saving Private Ryan" in 1999, Weinstein's movie prevailed over an early favorite from a big Hollywood studio, in this case Sony Pictures' film about Facebook, "The Social Network.
February 19, 2011 |
President Obama paid a quick West Coast sales call for his education and high-tech agenda, dining with industry royalty at a private meeting in Silicon Valley before touring a state-of-the-art semiconductor plant in Oregon. After visiting with a group of science fair students and peering at the image of atoms seen through an electron magnoscope, Obama renewed the theme sounded in his State of the Union address, with a nod toward his recent focus on deficit reduction. "Even as we have to live within our means, we can't sacrifice investments in our future," Obama told several hundred guests and employees gathered at Intel Corp.
February 3, 2011 |
As oil gushed from its Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico last year, BP vowed to contribute any money from the sale of recovered oil to a little-known environmental group, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The company eventually sent $22 million to the foundation to help sea turtles and migrating birds. It also paid $5.2 million in royalties to the federal government on oil that was collected and shipped to refineries. But now the Interior Department is examining whether the company's royalty payments were enough, based on the market price of oil during the spill and the amount of oil that BP recovered.
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December 21, 2010 |
Helen Chaplin, a sprightly senior executive at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel for more than 40 years who won the hearts of European royalty, heads of state, political pundits and A-list celebrities by attending to their whims as guests, has died. She was 97. FOR THE RECORD: Helen Chaplin obituary: A news obituary of hotel executive Helen Chaplin in Tuesday's LATExtra section quoted Bill Wilkinson, the former president of Ayala Hotels who hired Chaplin to work at the Checkers Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but failed to note that Wilkinson died in July.
December 11, 2010 |
Britain's chief prosecutor said Friday that he would not bring charges against a top prime ministerial aide embroiled in a scandal over the suspected hacking of cellphones belonging to celebrities, politicians and employees of the royal family. Keir Starmer, the director of public prosecutions, said an investigation had not yielded sufficient evidence for charges to be filed against Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron's communications director and the onetime editor of the News of the World.