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June 16, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Looking for something to do this weekend? Consider a game of WikiWars. The Gregory Brothers, a comedy troupe famous for creating viral online videos , has just released a new video that introduces the world to WikiWars, the high-stakes game of competitive Wikipedia searching. The premise of the game is fairly simple; Players are given a start word and an end word. Both players begin on the start word's Wikipedia page, and must get to the end word's Wikipedia page by clicking on highlighted links on the various pages.
April 8, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Lakewood has begun a search for a new football coach after Kenric Jameison resigned following his only season as head coach. The Lancers went 5-6 last season. Lakewood has had trouble retaining its coaches since Thadd MacNeal left the program following the 2011 season.  The lack of coaching stability at Lakewood has helped other schools in the area gain players formerly from Lakewood.  
July 19, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
FBI agents on Thursday raided City Hall in Trenton, N.J., as part of an investigation into corruption. “We have executed search warrants on various offices pursuant to an ongoing investigation,” FBI spokeswoman Barbara Woodruff said in a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times. She would not give any details about the nature of the investigation. Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, whose home was searched Wednesday by the FBI, defended himself. “I have not violated my duties or the public trust and have no further comment on this matter,”  Mack said in a statement posted on the city's website.
April 8, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - An Australian ship hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has picked up two more transmissions similar to those of the jet's "black boxes," and the coordinator of the search said Wednesday the "pings" were helping to narrow the search area significantly. The vessel Ocean Shield, towing an acoustic detection device lent by the U.S. Navy, recorded pings of five and seven minutes' duration Tuesday afternoon and evening, said Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is coordinating the search efforts from Perth, Australia.
March 26, 2013 | By Terry Gardner
If you hate searching for flights on your iPhone's small screen, you may develop an instant crush on the CheapAir iOS app that lets you verbally search for flights. The app has its official release Tuesday. Chief executive Jeff Klee says his company's app is the first such voice-activated iPhone app.     If you state your destination, the app can use your phone's GPS to locate you and offer a choice of departure airports. Here's what I found when I tried it on my iPhone 4S: When I said: “Los Angeles to Dallas, Sept.
September 29, 2012 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE -- An Oregon man who conducted Internet searches for the phrase “father hates infant” and had a violent child abuse video game on his computer was convicted Friday of murdering his 11-month-old twin son. A jury in Washington County, Ore., deliberated about two hours before convicting Kaliq Mansor, 34, who had called 911 in June 2011 to report that his infant son Bryan was not breathing. By the time the child arrived at the hospital, he could no longer breathe on his own, and doctors pronounced him brain dead.
December 2, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Beyonce has topped Bing's list of the most-searched celebrities in the U.S. during 2013, a feat she accomplished remarkably without the aid of a single sledgehammer or other heavy construction equipment. In fact, Miley Cyrus finished only at No. 9  on the search-engine's Top 10, a list heavy with pop music figures and dominated by women. After Beyonce came Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna. Justin Bieber landed at No. 6, one of only two males to make the Top 10 - the other being President Obama, who finished at No. 10. In between were Nicki Minaj, Amanda Bynes and Cyrus.
November 20, 2008 | Steve Hymon
Passengers at Union Station were subjected to a search of their bags Wednesday afternoon before boarding Metrolink trains. Sheriff's deputies and Transportation Security Administration officers were conducting the searches. Metrolink received a federal grant earlier this year to do the searches and left fliers for passengers telling them that they would begin soon. At the time, agency officials said that the searches were not in response to any specific threats, but instead were being done as an overall push to tighten security, as other rail carriers have done.
May 7, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Men are more likely to look things up on their smartphone than women. Wealthy people are more likely to use their smartphones for real time searches than poorer people. And less than 50% of people over 65 are using their phones for real-time searches, according to new data from the Pew Internet Report. Researchers at the Pew Internet Report asked more than 2,254 Americans ages 18 and older to answer questions about how they used their mobile phones in the last 30 days. For this study , they looked specifically at how people use their phones to answer immediate questions -- what the researchers are calling "just-in-time searches.
October 29, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Yahoo Inc. handled a larger chunk of U.S. Internet searches last month and Microsoft Corp. lost market share, according to research firm ComScore Inc. Yahoo, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., had about 20.2% of queries in September, up from 19.6% in August, ComScore said. Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., had 8.5%, down from 8.9%. Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif., handled 62.9%, compared with 63% in August. The total number of searches in September was 11.8 billion, compared with 11.7 billion in August, ComScore said.
April 2, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the aircraft. Authorities are continuing to investigate the pilot, copilot and 10 other crew members for clues to how and why Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished March 8 en route to Beijing, police Inspector-General Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar told Bernama, the Malaysian state news agency.
April 1, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO - Stung by criminal cases involving three state senators, Democratic legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to reassess their campaign finance practices, and canceled a lucrative golf fundraiser scheduled for this weekend. The promise of self-scrutiny among Senate Democrats was just one way last week's criminal complaint against Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) detailing public corruption and arms trafficking charges continues to reverberate through the Capitol. Also on Tuesday, federal agents were again present in a legislative office building, searching a room used by Yee as an overflow office, according to Senate workers.
March 31, 2014 | By Julie Makinen
BEIJING - Crews continued searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean west of Australia on Tuesday as authorities emphasized ramped-up efforts to determine what happened to the airliner that went missing March 8. Officials said an Australian military ship towing a pinger locator - which can scan the sea for the sounds of a beacon attached to the plane's flight data recorder - left port for the search zone Monday night. It was expected to arrive in the search area about 1,250 miles west of Perth, Australia, on Thursday.
March 31, 2014 | By Barbara Demick, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
BEIJING - The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the southern Indian Ocean 10 days ago, the skies were clear enough and the waves calm, allowing ships to retrieve the "suspicious items" spotted by planes and on satellite imagery. But examined on board, none of it proved to be debris from the missing plane, just the ordinary garbage swirling around in the ocean.
March 30, 2014 | By Jen Leo
For those who can't plan ahead, here's another app to help you find travel savings. Name: Last Minute Travel Deals Available for: Website ( ), Android and iPhone, iPad and iPod touch What it does: Accesses flights from more than 175 carriers around the world, more than 100,000 hotels in 153 countries, nearly 20,000 vacation homes and about 10,000 activities. Last Minute Travel is able to offer hotel deals at wholesale rates because it buys rooms in bulk and well in advance of your travel.
March 29, 2014 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Dr. Ron Brown walked out of the Oso Fire station, hair still damp, face ruddy, safety goggles slung around the neck of his orange jacket, helmet in hand. The flight medic stood up the road from the massive mudslide Friday and described the grim task of recovering bodies. Rescuers found another victim in the debris Friday, but the official death toll remained at 17, with 90 missing. Brown said that once bodies have been spotted, reaching them can be difficult. "You could be 15 feet away from someone and it takes you 50 minutes to get to them," picking across large stretches of water and waist-deep mud, he said.
December 8, 2011 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Alberto Iglesias | "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" For a spy movie that isn't really a spy movie, the key to unlocking the musical mystery behind "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" came from a conversation between director Tomas Alfredson and composer Alberto Iglesias. "He explained to me very well what this film is about," Iglesias said. "It's a film about loyalties and human relationships. Their spies are victims of this moment. That was the most important thing he told me. The film and the music show the more human side.
February 26, 2012 | By Lew Sichelman
Among new Internet-based real estate ventures to pop up in recent months is one that enables house hunters to simultaneously search for just about every lifestyle criteria imaginable. Another protects would-be tenants from unwittingly renting from a struggling owner in the midst of a foreclosure., an overlay technology that can be embedded on an agent's website or perhaps on an entire multiple listing service, enables buyers to pursue properties using any number of lifestyle criteria.
March 29, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
BEIJING - Stepping up its role in the hunt for the elusive Malaysia Airlines flight 370, China reported Saturday that one of its Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft Saturday reported seeing "three suspicious objects" in the south Indian Ocean that could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The official New China News Agency, which has a reporter on the search plane, described the objects as red, white and orange and wrote that a marker had been dropped...
March 28, 2014 | By Amy Helmes
Approaching self-declared spinsterhood, I blamed Jane Austen. Having read all her novels and watched achingly gorgeous film adaptations thereof, I would consider only men who epitomized one of those gallant and stouthearted Regency-era heroes (barring the breeches and riding jackets because, well, I had to be realistic). Yet here was the sad but universal truth: If Jane Austen couldn't find a suitable mate in her day and age - she never married - there was no way in hell I'd ever find my "Mr. Darcy" in L.A., of all places.
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