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AUTOS
April 1, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints that the rear suspension frames on some Hyundai Sonata mid-size cars can rust and fail. The probe affects about 393,000 cars from the 2006-through-2008 model years. The NHTSA said that rust in the frame can cause control arm failures. A car's wheel hubs are attached to the control arms. In documents on its website, the NHTSA said it had received six complaints of suspension failures. Three of the cases involved failures at highway speeds, but no crashes or injuries were reported.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
It should be incredibly dull, just a man in his car on the phone. Yet the new British film "Locke" is gripping in its simplicity, wringing deep, suspenseful drama from a man making difficult decisions from which there will be no turning back. As he drives in his car while on the phone. Ivan Locke - played by Tom Hardy, the only character seen onscreen - is a construction site foreman who is preparing for the largest job of his career, as the next morning he is to oversee the pouring of a massive concrete foundation for a skyscraper.
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SPORTS
April 23, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Within a five-second span, Metta World Peace threw everything away. His vicious elbow didn't just damage Oklahoma City forward James Harden. It damaged World Peace's reputation. His ensuing ejection didn't just hang the Lakers out to dry as they somehow managed to escape with a 114-106 double-overtime victory Sunday over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It left them wondering if they can win without him, since World Peace probably will draw a lengthy suspension. And his apology afterward that it was an "unintentional elbow" isn't just laughable because the Lakers' public relations staff refused to allow him to take follow-up questions.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The Clippers have never won more games in a season. They've also never been better at home. All of which may not mean much depending on how the next few months go. There was no denying that the Clippers' 117-105 triumph over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center gave them franchise records of 57 victories and 34 home wins in the same season. BOX SCORE: Clippers 117, Nuggets 105 Of course, those aren't the ultimate goals for a team seeking to make it past the second round of the playoffs for the first time.
SPORTS
April 26, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
How will the Lakers adapt to life without Metta World Peace? Check out the video above to hear Lakers beat writer Mike Bresnahan's take on the fallout from World Peace's seven-game suspension for elbowing Oklahoma City's James Harden, and what it means for the Lakers as they prepare for the playoffs. A lack of depth at small forward remains one of the Lakers biggest concerns heading into the postseason, with injuries and inexperience figuring to keep the Lakers limited at the position until World Peace returns.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma may or may not have a settlement offer from the NFL for a reduced suspension if he drops his lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell. It depends on whose anonymous source you choose to believe. Vilma has been suspended for the all of the 2012 season for his alleged involvement in a bounty program. He has filed a civil lawsuit against Goodell for defamation of character. Citing "sources familiar with the discussions," ESPN is reporting that late last week the league made an offer to reduce Vilma's suspension to eight games as part of court-ordered settlement talks between the NFL, theNFL Players Assn.
SPORTS
August 6, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
  Poor Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees star was suspended through the 2014 season on Monday by Major League Baseball for his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal. He has appealed the suspension and is still playing for the Yankees, but he took time out of his day Monday to let us all know one thing: This has been tough on him. "I just want to express to you guys and the fans of baseball that the last seven months has been a nightmare. Probably the worst time of my life, for sure.
SPORTS
April 21, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
The NHL's decision to suspend Phoenix forward Raffi Torres for 25 games to punish his vicious hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa was surprising because previous disciplinary actions in the playoffs had been relatively modest and had been no more than four games. The verdict on Torres had the impact of a thunderclap - and not everybody agreed with it. Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who has suffered three concussions during his career, said Saturday he was gratified to see the league take harsh action against Torres, who has been punished several times for targeting opponents' heads.
SPORTS
July 26, 2010 | Wire reports
Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ty Wigginton began serving his suspension Monday night after Major League Baseball agreed to shorten his ban from three games to two. Wigginton was suspended for his actions in the seventh inning of the Orioles' 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. The veteran got in the face of first base umpire Gary Darling , who ruled that Wigginton had missed a tag, allowing J.J. Hardy to get back to first safely and causing Wigginton to erupt.
NATIONAL
November 7, 2010 | Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
MSNBC has decided to return "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann to work on Tuesday, meaning that his much-discussed suspension for making unauthorized political donations will have lasted all of two work days. In a statement released late Sunday, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said: "After several days of deliberation and discussion, I have determined that suspending Keith through and including Monday night's program is an appropriate punishment for his violation of our policy. We look forward to having him back on the air Tuesday night.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Blake Griffin might have made one decision unnecessary for Clippers Coach Doc Rivers. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul late in the second quarter of a 117-105 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday when he aggressively swiped at Timofey Mozgov, hitting the center in the head as he drove toward the basket. NBA rules stipulate that players are suspended for one game after collecting 16 technical fouls, meaning that Griffin would be forced to sit out the Clippers' regular-season finale against Portland on Wednesday unless his latest technical is rescinded.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Howard Blume
A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
The agreement announced Friday between Major League Baseball and the players' union to stiffen penalties for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs was applauded by players who said they are tired of seeing the sport embarrassed by cheaters. "That's something that the players have been interested in and pushing for a long time," Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. "We want to make this game clean and we want the penalties harsh for guys who want to violate the agreement. " Under the new deal, the most significant toughening of the drug protocol in eight years, the penalty for a first offense increases from 50 to 80 games and the penalty for a second violation jumps from 100 games to 162, the equivalent of a full season.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The suspensions levied on baseball players who test positive for banned substances are on the verge of getting longer - and shorter. The commissioner's office and players union are close to agreement on a revised code of punishment under baseball's drug policy, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations but not authorized to comment on them. The agreement would lengthen suspensions to about 80 games for a first offense and 162 games for a second offense - that is, half a season in the first case, an entire season in the second.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
A massive suspension that had sidelined more than 700 Little League baseball players in Newport Beach has been lifted and games will be allowed to resume. A dispute between adults -- those in the league and those in the group that oversees it -- had resulted in the cancellation of two games for the young players. Joe Jennings, a board member for Newport Beach Little League, told the Daily Pilot that the punishment seemed like an “extreme action that has been harsh for so many kids.” District officials, who oversee the league and others in Orange County, handed down the suspension after determining that the league had too many coaches serving on its board of directors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Steve Virgen
More than 700 Little League baseball players have been sidelined in Newport Beach: The city's entire league was suspended for having too many coaches on its board. The league was suspended Wednesday, forcing the cancellation of Thursday and Saturday games for hundreds of Little League players. Joe Jennings, a board member for Newport Beach Little League, told the Daily Pilot that the punishment seemed like an “extreme action that has been harsh for so many kids.” Little League rules say coaches can't total more than half the number of people on the board, according to Jennings.
SPORTS
December 5, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Seattle cornerback Brandon Browner will begin serving his four-game suspension immediately and will sit out the remainder of the regular season without pay, the NFL announced Wednesday. Browner will be eligible to return for the playoffs if the Seahawks make it that far. Browner and fellow Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman were penalized for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Sherman is appealing his four-game suspension and will have his case heard next week, meaning he can play in Sunday's game against Arizona.
SPORTS
March 4, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
The NFL on Tuesday reinstated former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner from an indefinite suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. The suspension for using marijuana ended Browner's season in December and thrust the 29-year-old's career into doubt. In a  dispatch on Twitter , however, the open-ended punishment went up in smoke. “I realize now more than ever that being part of the NFL is not a right but a privilege,” Browner wrote. “I am grateful that Commissioner [Roger]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
With a busload of kidnapped high school students, a flock of powerful parents and a smattering of high-caliber stars, NBC's "Crisis," which premieres Sunday, seems prepared to do what CBS couldn't with "Hostages" - create a high-octane, character-driven suspense drama that is both familiar (newbie FBI agent up against emotionally charged odds) and unexpected (the point of the abduction is not clear). Our story opens with something Very Bad happening. In the middle of a field a sweaty and distraught man seems to be disarming security satellites as an FBI agent ("666 Park Avenue's" Rachael Taylor)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Julia, the protagonist of Wendy Graf's new play, "Closely Related Keys," is a single, Ivy League-educated African American attorney who lives for her job. Smart, ambitious and happy to sacrifice her personal life for professional advancement, she's one of those corporate control freaks who believes she should be able to subjugate the world with her smartphone. Diarra Kilpatrick plays Julia with the manic air of someone burying themselves in work to avoid more painful feelings. Even the furtive romantic tryst she's having with Ron (Ted Mattison)
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