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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.
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.
January 11, 2012 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
By Tuesday afternoon, Kiersten Carlin had been driving around Downey for two days in search of her father, a retired San Diego County sheriff's deputy who hadn't been seen in four years — until last week. Larry Everett Starks, 69, was living in Florida when he fell off his medication for schizophrenia and was evicted from his apartment. His sister filed a missing persons' report Dec. 15, 2007, with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, said Lt. Kelly Stuart, a representative of the department.
June 8, 2012 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
The search for debris from the Japanese tsunami - already making landfall in Canada, Alaska and the Pacific Northwest - has begun in earnest in Southern California. Staffers for the environmental group Heal the Bay began systematic surveys Friday of the Los Angeles County coastline, searching for objects that may have been dragged to sea by tsunami waves that devastated Japan more than a year ago. But if the first day of patrolling the kelp-strewn cobblestones of Malaga Cove was any indication, the debris that has drifted across the Pacific to the West Coast - and so far has included a soccer ball, a motorcycle and a 66-foot-long dock - has yet to hit Southern California.
October 29, 2009 | Associated Press
Forensic experts Wednesday began exhuming a mass unmarked grave that could hold the remains of the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca, in a milestone in Spain's drive to address the legacy of its 1936-39 civil war. Under a tent-like structure, the team started its work by staking out and cleaning surface soil at the site in southern Spain in preparation for digging in earnest, said Sara Gil, an archaeologist who is a member of the team....
A Ventura County Municipal Court judge who ordered spectators in his courtroom to be searched for weapons and their names checked for outstanding arrest warrants was operating outside the court's security policy and this type of search should not occur again without reasonable cause, county officials said Tuesday. At a meeting earlier this week, County Counsel James McBride and Sheriff's Cmdr.
August 8, 2009 | David A. Keeps
Creating the pitch-perfect period interiors for the 1960s drama "Mad Men," a show with a devoted following of design enthusiasts, is a daunting task. The AMC series, which begins its third season Aug. 16, has set scenes not only in a Madison Avenue advertising firm but also in Brooklyn, upstate New York and Palm Springs, requiring dozens of rooms to look Manhattan swank and suburban traditional. It's enough to drive set decorator Amy Wells loopy. "I definitely have loops that I travel when I am shopping for the show," said Wells, who lives in South Pasadena and took along The Times as she made the rounds on one of her secondhand shopping circuits.
September 22, 2009 | Jean Merl and Ari B. Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has searched two homes in a probe of whether Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright lives in the district he represents, officials confirmed Monday. David Demerjian, who heads the D.A.'s Public Integrity Division, told The Times that investigators searched two homes early Wednesday morning, but he would not divulge the addresses. One of the homes is in Wright's 25th Senate District and the other is in the neighboring 26th District.
March 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
China has agreed to allow access to military records that may provide information on 8,100 Americans missing from the Korean War. U.S. officials say that, at least at first, only Chinese archivists with security clearances will do document searches and turn over relevant records to U.S. analysts. Chinese troops killed and captured thousands of American troops during the war and managed many of the prisoner of war camps in North Korea.
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