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December 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is paying off for Southwest Airlines. To settle an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, American and US Airways agreed to give up dozens of landing and takeoff slots to ensure strong competition. At New York's LaGuardia Airport, Southwest Airlines is taking over a total of 22 takeoff and landing spots given up by American Airlines, the carrier announced Thursday. "This is terrific news for low-fare customers who want greater access to New York City," said Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
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February 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
TEMPE, Ariz.  - No one in camp is comparing Kevin Jepsen to sidearm-throwing Joe Smith , but there is a noticeable difference in the delivery of the Angels reliever, who has gone from a straight over-the-top motion to a three-quarter-arm slot. "This off-season I thought, 'As a kid, you pick up a rock and throw it, you're going to throw your natural way,' and my natural way is down here," Jepsen said, mimicking his new motion. "Since I had shoulder surgery in 2004, I've been trying to find something that didn't hurt.
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BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airlines will soon increase service to and from Washington's Reagan National Airport, thanks to the results of an antitrust lawsuit. To settle an antitrust suit and allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the U.S. Justice Department required the two merging airlines to give up a combined 104 landing slots at the airport, plus several at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The Justice Department made it clear that the airlines must sell the slots to low-cost carriers to ensure strong competition and low prices.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the West Coast. "It's a historic day. There's nothing better than being here as 'The Tonight Show' returns to 30 Rock," said Adam Bloom, 38, of New York, as he waited in line to attend the new show's very first taping at NBC's headquarters in midtown Manhattan.  PHOTOS: Jimmy Fallon's debut on 'The Tonight Show' History loomed large throughout the broadcast, which opened with a sequence directed by Spike Lee featuring Fallon at famous New York landmarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2009 | STEVE LOPEZ
You can still smoke in parts of the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, a place where time travels in reverse, sin is celebrated and inhibition does not exist. You can light one cigarette after another while you gamble away your Social Security check and miss payments on the oxygen tank, and it's nobody's business but your own. I found myself suppressing a cough as I strolled the Marlboro-scented casino floor looking for somebody to talk to. The economy is still on the mat, California gaming revenue dropped in 2008 for the first time in more than a decade, and yet the cars still roll into the lots at Morongo, Pechanga and Agua Caliente, among other gambling halls.
BUSINESS
December 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Attorneys for bankrupt airline Braniff Inc. prepared to argue today for the emergency sale of landing and takeoff slots in Chicago and New York to American Airlines. A hearing was scheduled this afternoon in federal bankruptcy court here. The sale of slots at Chicago's O'Hare and New York's LaGuardia would provide Braniff an estimated $400,000, about a week's worth of cash, the airline said. That sum, in addition to about $1.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2003 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
It is just too delicious -- the image of the man who wrote not only "The Book of Virtues" but "The Children's Book of Virtues" pulling into Las Vegas in his comped limo, bags whisked to his comped high-roller's suite while he heads into the blaring, bleating belly of the beast to spend hours pumping thousands of dollars into the slots. Turns out William J.
NEWS
October 27, 1991
Please put "Davis Rules" back on Wednesday nights on ABC. It's great fun and clean--for the whole family. There are so many stupid shows that take up good time slots. Jeane Neumayer, Palm Desert Editor's Note: "Davis Rules," starring Randy Quaid and Jonathan Winters, is currently on hiatus but is likely to return to prime time as a mid-season replacement early in 1992.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 2001
I was disappointed that the members of Congress opposing LAX expansion do not appear, from your May 4 article, to be proposing essential elements in dealing with congestion at our major airports. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles Basin are the two richest, most populated and well-traveled areas of 350 miles or less distance from each other without a high-speed rail connection. And flights on small commuter planes and 737s from Central Valley cities like Sacramento, Fresno and Bakersfield to the two regions, as well as San Diego to L.A. flights, further add to the potential of high-speed rail to reduce airport congestion even as the state population grows.
NEWS
July 14, 1985
All right, KTLA, what's wrong with you? Why do you insist on keeping your episode sequence of "The Twilight Zone" in the shambles that it's in? I do not consider your recent airings of "The Arrival" episode twice in two weeks to be a good programming practice. You have to get the episodes back in their original production order now more than ever since the series is returning to CBS this fall. Another thing that would help is to start showing some of the hourlong episodes of the series in your daily one-hour time slots.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2014 | Michael Hiltzik
The most sinister video you're likely to find online just now comes from people who oppose online gambling. "Disreputable gaming interests are lobbying hard to spread Internet gambling throughout the country," a voice over intones. Cue the grainy black-and-white footage of something sketchy going on in an alleyway, the ominous music and allusions to criminal "syndicates" and terrorism. The narrator warns that "an established Al Qaeda poker network could extract enough untraceable money from the United States in just a few days to fund several 9/11-sized attacks.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airlines will soon increase service to and from Washington's Reagan National Airport, thanks to the results of an antitrust lawsuit. To settle an antitrust suit and allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the U.S. Justice Department required the two merging airlines to give up a combined 104 landing slots at the airport, plus several at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The Justice Department made it clear that the airlines must sell the slots to low-cost carriers to ensure strong competition and low prices.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is paying off for Southwest Airlines. To settle an antitrust lawsuit by the U.S. Department of Justice, American and US Airways agreed to give up dozens of landing and takeoff slots to ensure strong competition. At New York's LaGuardia Airport, Southwest Airlines is taking over a total of 22 takeoff and landing spots given up by American Airlines, the carrier announced Thursday. "This is terrific news for low-fare customers who want greater access to New York City," said Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president and chief commercial officer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
No viral prank here. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is posting his best numbers since his time slot move put him in head-to-head competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman.  For the week of Nov. 18, the latest for which numbers are available, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew an average of 2.86-million viewers overall, up 15% compared with the previous week. That's the biggest audience the show has brought in since it moved to its earlier 11:35 p.m. time in January.  In the 18-to-49 demographic, the age group most coveted by advertisers, the jokester's program took in 1.05-million viewers, for an increase of 29% week-to-week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2013 | By Lee Romney
OAKLAND - Amir Soltani moved into his brother's townhouse eight years ago in a new West Oakland development touting itself as a bridge between "industrial and residential neighborhoods. " He had fled Iran as a child for a life of relative privilege in Britain and the U.S., where he attended elite colleges. Yet Soltani understood displacement and the outsider's lack of belonging. And he saw and heard something he could not ignore. The clang clang of the shopping carts formed a spectral nighttime symphony as recyclers congregated from miles around.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier. The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as part of the deal, it will require the airlines to give up landing slots and passenger gates at airports where the combined carrier would dominate its competition. The two airlines said they will abide by the Justice Department's demands to allow the merger.
BUSINESS
November 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement to allow the merger of American Airlines and US Airways to form the nation's largest air carrier. The department, which sued in August to stop the merger, said that as part of the deal, it will require the airlines to give up landing slots and passenger gates at airports where the combined carrier would dominate its competition. The two airlines said they will abide by the Justice Department's demands to allow the merger.
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  There is no one in the history of the world quite like Mr. T. What other person has ever had a mohawk, starred in a No. 1 TV series, starred in a "Rocky" movie and main-evented two WrestleManias? No one else, that's who. Now you can add one more item to the legend of Mr. T: Hockey star. Mr. T was at the Calgary Flames-Chicago Blackhawks game Tuesday night and took part in the "Score From Center Ice" challenge during the second intermission. During the challenge, fans are selected from the crowd, taken to center ice and asked to shoot a puck at a goal.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
With another comedy series Emmy in hand, "Modern Family" returned for a fifth season Wednesday as the night's highest-rated show, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The season premiere of the ensemble comedy following the lives of a Southern California extended family drew 11.4 million viewers and a rating of 4.1 in the advertiser-desired 18-49 demographic, for which a ratings point equates to about 1.3 million people.  Still, the...
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