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August 29, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Joss Whedon's Marvel-related TV series has a name, and it's "S.H.I.E.L.D. " The top-secret government organization headed by Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) is the subject of an upcoming ABC TV pilot, which received a green light from the network on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. This series would be Whedon's return to series television after the cancellation of his last two series on Fox, "Firefly" and "Dollhouse. " Though Whedon is co-writing the pilot, he won't be the showrunner.
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April 21, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California sign-ups and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California. Anthem signed up 425,058 people through April 15, or 30.5% of Covered California's exchange market under the Affordable Care Act, new data show. Anthem is a unit of Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurer. San Francisco insurer Blue Shield of California trails Anthem with a 27.3% share, or 381,457 enrollees.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to shield Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca from being sued for racial gang violence in the jails he supervises. The justices without comment turned down an appeal from the county's lawyers, who argued that Baca could not be held personally liable for the stabbing of an inmate since he had no personal involvement in the incident. Instead, the court let stand a decision of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said that Baca could be sued for "deliberate indifference" to the inmate's rights since he was aware of jailhouse violence and had failed to take action to stop it. Dion Starr said he was stabbed 23 times by Latino gang members at the Men's Central Jail in 2006.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" probably wishes it could trade in the ratings for its third season premiere. According to early numbers from Nielsen, the Tuesday 10 p.m. reality show earned a rating of 1.0 among key 18- to- 49-year-olds and 3.1 million viewers overall for the episode that featured a spouse-switch between Daniel Baldwin and Jermaine Jackson. In the advertiser-coveted demographic, it was down by more than half from last year's season opener (which aired at 8 p.m.) for the lowest "Wife Swap" or "Celebrity Wife Swap" premiere rating ever.   The better news for ABC came from "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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December 9, 1990 | DAVID LUSTIG
We gave Joey Bernard the name Neville and asked to see what he could come up with. Here's his answer: "Neville is of British origin and changed four times, starting out as Newill, then Nevile, then Neville, then Nevill. "The first chap to register this name legally was Ralph D. Neuilla and Richard D. Nouuilla in 1086. They were obviously brothers, a French name. The next person to register it was Gilbert Neuile, de Nouila, in 1142 in Lincolnshire in England. Then John D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1998 | ALICIA A. REYNOLDS, Alicia A. Reynolds teaches at Oxnard High School
As a follow-up lesson to our class reading of the ancient Anglo-Saxon classic "Beowulf," I asked my students to write a story in which they cast themselves in the role of Beowulf--the Terminator of Old English yore. Whereas Beowulf must boldly battle the dreaded Grendel, "that demon, son of Cain," my students were to identify the dragons they must face in their own lives.
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March 29, 1998 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shannon Wright, who shielded a sixth-grade pupil from gunfire and was fatally wounded as a result, was remembered Saturday as a hero as the final victims of Tuesday's shooting spree at Westside Middle School were laid to rest. The 32-year-old teacher, who leaves behind a husband and a 2-year-old son, was memorialized at a jammed church service just five miles from the scene of the bloody schoolyard ambush that claimed the lives of Wright and four young girls and injured 10 others.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2007
RE "Let's Keep Reporters From Being G-Men," by Tim Rutten, March 10: Shield laws should not be used to shield criminal activity -- and leaking Valerie Plame's employment was criminal. The people to whom it was leaked have been around long enough to know that. No one is arguing the value of a shield law for reporters. It's like the 1st Amendment: It's there to protect them from pressure to lie or write stories that will make the government look better. That's not what happened here.
NEWS
July 9, 1998 | DAVID R. OLMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking to resolve a tortuous and costly legal battle, Dow Corning Corp. reached a tentative agreement with negotiators for women with silicone breast implants Wednesday to pay $3.2 billion to settle claims by more than 170,000 women that the implants harmed their health. The settlement would compensate women based on the seriousness of injury they claim, providing up to $300,000 for those who have a severely debilitating illness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1990
If we have to ask the price of a Mideast war, we can't afford it. HAROLD MEVERT Harbor City
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
“Fargo”: For those who remember that miracle of watching the Coen brothers' deeply dark and hilarious 1996 masterpiece unfurl across the big screen, FX's bold, brave experiment in cinematic crossover takes some getting used to, but it's well worth the effort.   Written by Noah Hawley (with the Coens' blessing), this “Fargo” is at once eerily similar and completely different than the film that inspired it. Yes, we are once again traveling down a narrow strip of highway that bifurcates the snowy plains of Minnesota into a tiny town where the local accent is a running joke and the introduction of violence is about to turn everything inside out. As in the film, there is a hit man, played with dark brilliance by Billy Bob Thornton, a whining milquetoast (Martin Freeman)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
A "Voice"-driven NBC had a slight edge over drama-powered CBS among key 18-to-49-year-old viewers Tuesday night, according to early numbers from Nielsen.   "The Voice" was the highest-rated show of the night in the advertiser-desired demographic, earning a 2.8 where a ratings point equals about 1.3-million viewers, though it was the singing contest's lowest number yet this season.  The network's new comedies "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" were both down a bit week-to-week to a 1.8 and a 1.5, respectively, while "Chicago Fire" continued to hold strong at a 1.9. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV For the night, NBC scored a 2.1 in 18-to-49, a tenth of a point better than CBS, which had the biggest overall prime-time audience on average (13.2 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES NCIS McGee's (Sean Murray) girlfriend, Delilah (Margo Harshman), asks the team for help with a controversial case her bosses at the Department of Defense have declared closed. 8 p.m. CBS Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team are trapped without access to anyone they can trust, and they have a traitor in their midst.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
ABC's comic-book-based drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " aired its first original episode in three weeks Tuesday night, and the show lost some ground in the ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  "S.H.I.E.L.D. " averaged 5.4 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 1.8 among key 18-to-49-year-olds, falling 14% from its last new outing and matching its lowest number yet with an episode that boasted a tie-in with the upcoming superhero movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
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March 28, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company's chief executive, outlined the retrofit Friday morning, at the same time the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it has signed off on the changes and was closing a probe into two fires that occurred in Tesla Model S sports sedans. The NHTSA did not ask Tesla to issue a recall for the Model S. “NHTSA has not identified a safety defect trend at this time that would justify the agency issuing a recall request letter,” the agency said.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Tesla Motors Inc. has announced plans to reinforce the undercarriage of about 16,000 cars with high-strength shields to reduce the risk of damage from a crash starting a fire. Elon Musk, the electric car company's chief executive, outlined the retrofit Friday morning, at the same time the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it has signed off on the changes and was closing a probe into two fires that occurred in Tesla Model S sports sedans. The NHTSA said it has not identified a safety defect trend that would justify asking Tesla to issue a recall for the Model S. It said "consumers should have their vehicles serviced promptly once they receive notification from Tesla Motors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2001
President Bush, Congress and the public seem agreed that we can go anywhere and do anything necessary to defend ourselves. Does not this make a missile shield absurd, to fight back in defense (even if it works) above our own soil? Does not this mean that we should eradicate threats of terror one rogue nation at a time, until the remainder of the rogues all cry "Uncle Sam," by carrying the fight to where it belongs, their soil? Gilbert S. Bahn Moorpark
BUSINESS
March 25, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt - one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly safety defect. A faulty ignition switch shut off the car, leaving its teenage driver without power steering, brakes or air bags. But Beskau probably will never collect in the civil courts, legal experts say, because GM has been absolved of all responsibility for crashes before the automaker's 2009 bankruptcy and federal bailout.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder, This post has been corrected, as indicated below
Tuesday's episode of "The Voice," the final round of blind auditions, fell in the ratings from last week but was still the top show in prime time, propelling NBC to a nightly victory in a key demographic.  "The Voice" averaged 13.1-million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen. Its rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, the demographic preferred by advertisers, fell 17% from last week to a 3.4. In the 18-to-49 category, a ratings point equals about 1.3-million people.  The new comedy "About a Boy" also fell week-to-week by 16% in a key demo to a 2.1 and drew an overall audience of 7.9 million.
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