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July 8, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Americans are most likely to turn to their television set for news, Gallup found in a poll released Monday. More than half called it their “main source” of news, compared to a fifth who said they checked the Internet and less than a 10th who opened a newspaper or other print publication. Television was king for Americans of all ages, the survey of more than 2,000 adults found. But the results also provided a stark reminder of what Gallup called “the balkanization of news” - that Americans with different political leanings turn to different places for information.
July 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The investigation into the death of Sage Stallone, eldest son of actor Sylvester Stallone, has headed in a pharmaceutical direction, with authorities looking into the source of large bottles of prescription medication found empty at the scene. Sage Stallone was found dead in his Studio City home on Friday. Though it was still unclear if prescription drugs played a part in the actor-writer-producer's unexpected death, the amount of empty bottles found was enough to merit investigation, law enforcement sources told L.A. Now . An autopsy was conducted over the weekend, with results still out pending toxicology tests.
October 20, 2013 | By Jen Leo
Here's a website that can help you plan vacations that are socially empowering and environmentally responsible. Name: What it does: Introduces travel opportunities with transformative themes such as eco resorts and hotels, health and wellness, volunteering abroad, cultural and culinary, and expeditions and tours. What's hot: I found a trip helping to conduct whale and dolphin research in Costa Rica for less than $200 a day, and a trip to Cambodia to discover the art of rice-paper making in a local village.
March 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin has left the hospital where he spent more than a month with an acute viral infection, a source in the presidential medical center said. Yeltsin, 70, who steered Russia's transition to capitalism during nine years as Kremlin leader, has a record of health problems, and his latest long spell in the elite Central Clinical Hospital triggered rumors about a new deterioration.
November 9, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table. As a youth he visited Washington, D.C., and read Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America," sparking a lifelong passion for U.S. politics. At 29, he published the first of six books he has written, about George W. Bush's presidency. "When I was just a 17-year-old kid in Mexico City, I remember, my friends went out drinking, and I stayed home and watched the Ross Perot versus Al Gore debate on NAFTA on CNN - and then went out drinking, of course," Krauze said recently.
February 18, 1986 | JOHN WEYLER
A source close to the Cal State Fullerton basketball team said that Coach George McQuarn, who announced three weeks ago that he would resign, effective at the end of the season, told his team before Sunday's practice that he had changed his mind and would stay for at least two more years. The source, who asked not to be identified, also said three players had confirmed the story. Both Fullerton President Dr.
February 12, 1987 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
Albert A. Hakim, the Iranian-born California businessman who played a leading role in U.S. arms sales to Iran, approached the CIA in July, 1983, with a plan to gain favor with the Iranian government by selling it arms, a source familiar with the contact said Wednesday. The source, speaking on the condition that he not be identified, said Hakim contacted the CIA immediately after two apparent representatives of the Iranian government met with him at his office in San Jose.
It appears that baseball's longest-running soap opera finally will have its own producer. The Padres are expected to announce as early as Monday that the club will be sold for $75 million to television producer Tom Werner of Los Angeles and nine limited partners. The sale almost was completed a week ago, but a glitch occurred, a source close to the investment group said Saturday. However, the source said a letter of intent might be signed Monday.
June 1, 1988
Twenty-eight refusenik families will be allowed to emigrate from the Soviet Union from among 400 cases which U.S. officials raised during summit discussions with the Soviet Foreign Ministry this week, a prominent Jewish source said today. Yuli Kosharovsky, who has been denied permission to emigrate for 17 years, said in a telephone interview that his name was not on the list of 28 prospective emigres that he received from Assistant Secretary of State Richard Schifter.
February 13, 1987 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Secretary of State George P. Shultz "protected President Reagan from another Watergate" by engaging in a heated exchange with the President last November that ultimately prevented CIA Director William J. Casey from giving inaccurate testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee about secret arms sales to Iran, a knowledgeable government source said Thursday.
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