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October 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Tired and annoyed by all the alerts and red notification circles that keep appearing on your iPhone or iPad? Fortunately, you can easily turn them off or adjust them so they don't appear as often. Do Not Disturb A new feature on iOS 6 called Do Not Disturb lets you turn them off temporarily. It also shuts off text message alerts and phone calls when your device is locked unless a person calls you twice within three minutes, just in case it's an emergency. This feature is useful when you want to get some sleep or if you're trying to concentrate on work and don't want to be distracted.
April 27, 2014 | By Tom Kington
Everything about Pope John Paul II was larger than life: his constant globetrotting, his naming of 483 saints -- more than all his predecessors combined -- and his 27 years in office, making him one of the longest serving pontiffs. The Polish pope even set records at his funeral in 2005, which was estimated to be the largest gathering of heads of state and government in history. But Karol Wojtyla also won over Catholics with a distinctly self-effacing charm, famously asking the crowd on the night of his election in 1978 to correct him if he stumbled in his Italian.
November 2, 2009 | Valerie J. Nelson
Lawrence Halprin, a celebrated modernist landscape architect whose urban designs often strongly evoke natural settings and include the FDR memorial in Washington and Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, has died. He was 93. Halprin, who also designed several public spaces in downtown Los Angeles, died Oct. 25 at his home in Kentfield, Calif., after falling and hitting his head, said his wife, Anna. He was one of the most important landscape architects of the last half-century, said Robert Winter, an architectural historian and professor emeritus at Occidental College who wrote about Halprin projects in "An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles" (2003)
April 27, 2014 | By David G. Savage
WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia, the Supreme Court's new champion of the 4th Amendment, is likely to play a crucial role Tuesday when the court hears this year's most important search case: whether the police may routinely examine the digital contents of a cellphone confiscated during an arrest. Civil libertarians say the stakes are high because arrests are so common - 13.1 million were made in 2010, according to the FBI - and smartphones hold so much private information. Under current law, officers may search a person under arrest, checking pockets and looking through a wallet or purse.
May 26, 2000
Settings returns next week.
September 26, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You just got your new iPhone 5 and the thought of losing it is far from your mind. But statistics show that a lot of people lose their iPhones or or get it stolen as more thieves eye the popular device. You can take steps right now that can help you quickly recover your smartphone if you were ever to misplace it or someone makes off with it. First, set up a passcode for your iPhone. It can be inconvenient but it can also help your chances of recovering your phone. And make sure "location services" is turned on. You can find that in "Settings," and then at the top of "Privacy.
October 12, 1986
It's a shame that the very talented writer Steven Bochco feels he must spice up every scene with incessant sexual innuendoes. "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law." Different settings, same tired results. Joyce and Ray Martin, Burbank
December 20, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
In its latest move to find ways to generate more revenue, Facebook said it is testing a feature that will let users pay to have messages show up in the inboxes of those who aren't their friends. Under the current structure, when you message someone who isn't a friend and who has set settings to only receive messages from friends, the message goes to the "Other" inbox, which works kind of like a spam inbox. QUIZ: How much do you know about Facebook? But with the new feature, users can pay to have their messages show up in the regular inbox.
August 28, 1987 | Associated Press
The pilot and co-pilot of Northwest Flight 255 were forced to calculate their own wing-flap settings and other takeoff conditions after a switch in runways rendered their computer analysis useless, a newspaper reported today. The MD-80 jetliner crashed on takeoff Aug. 16 from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in the nation's second-worst aviation disaster, killing 156 people.
May 29, 1988
Like David McNott (Viewers' Views, May 1), I too am amazed that "Spenser: For Hire" does not get better ratings. It's my favorite weekly program. I would never miss it. The cast is tops, especially Robert Urich and Avery Brooks. They are superb. Spenser's musings and the settings in Boston also add interest. Kay Hart, Glendale
April 26, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Eric Church performed Friday night at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival before a wall built of several dozen amplifiers. Or at least they appeared to be amplifiers: With the singer's nickname "Chief" emblazoned on them in place of the amp maker Marshall's iconic logo, the large black boxes were almost certainly stage props -- a visual expression of the guitar-band intensity Church was promising in a headlining set that opened with his song...
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 A one-day archery competition that goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday will take place at the Woodley Park Archery Range in Van Nuys.  Approximately 90 high school and middle school competitors will be participating in the Olympic Archery in Schools conference championships.  
April 26, 2014 | By Hashmat Baktash and Shashank Bengali
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan presidential race is set for a June runoff between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, according to official results released Saturday. The preliminary tally showed Abdullah winning nearly 45% of the 6.9 million votes cast, and Ghani 31.5%. Election officials will examine hundreds of reports of voting irregularities before issuing final results on May 14, but the allegations didn't appear widespread enough to change the results substantially -- or to give Abdullah the absolute majority needed to avoid a runoff.
April 26, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
In their largest demonstration yet, truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on a limited strike Monday to protest what they contend are widespread workplace violations. The truck drivers, from some of the region's largest trucking companies, have accused the companies of illegally misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of as employees. That misclassification results in lower wages and denies them protections that employees get under state and federal labor laws, they contend.
April 26, 2014 | By Kari Howard
Ever since I started working with Raja Abdulrahim on her Syria stories two years ago, I've listened to Radiohead while editing them. It didn't start out as a running soundtrack to a writer and the conflict she still covers, but Radiohead's music has that combination of sorrow and alienation and dread and vulnerability that runs through the Syria conflict. I remember choosing “Talk Show Host” for the first story. (Warning: There's a bit of Anglo-Saxon language.) Its line about “I'll be waiting with a gun and a pack of sandwiches” seemed to echo the story's juxtaposition of violence and everyday life.
April 25, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Right wing Teemu Selanne is scheduled to return to the Ducks' lineup Friday against Dallas at Honda Center for Game 5 of the teams' playoff series - and no, Coach Bruce Boudreau didn't have to be demoted to the American Hockey League for that to happen. Selanne, 43, was a healthy scratch for Game 4, a 4-2 Stars victory Wednesday at Dallas. Selanne's exclusion from the lineup prompted his teenage son, Eemil, to send out a tweet that mimicked the forms that teams usually use to announce call-ups, trades and other transactions: "Roster Move: Bruce Boudreau has been reassigned to Norfolk Admirals (AHL)
December 8, 2011 | By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
Shopping for an electric pressure cooker should not be that complicated, but with the ever increasing variety of makes and models, the whole process can seem a bit overwhelming. For those looking to upgrade the antiquated model inherited from Grandma or for those who've finally decided to take the plunge, we've tested several of the more popular pressure cooker models to help you find your perfect match. All the models are widely available online. In-store availability for certain models may be limited, but you can contact the manufacturer to find a retailer in your area.
December 13, 1987
Mother Nature has been mass-producing designer babies for eons--with few production errors, all things considered. That most don't function close to potential has little to do with production factors. As one who has worked with a great variety of children in a variety of settings, I have yet to find one that couldn't have functioned at a much higher level were the family and social forces promotional rather than demotional. Paul H. Logan Los Angeles
April 25, 2014 | By David Zucchino
LATTA, S.C. - Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force - until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired. Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting.
April 24, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"The Killing," the cop series that wouldn't stay dead, will return for its final season on Netflix on Aug. 1. For those who remain skeptical, this is really the end. The series, which began on AMC in 2011, stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman as Seattle homicide detectives whose lives play second fiddle to their all-consuming murder investigations that span entire seasons.  "The Killing" was canceled after its second season, but Fox Television...
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