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WORLD
October 1, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
JERUSALEM - If the Messiah descends from the Mount of Olives as foretold in the Bible, America's two biggest Christian broadcasters are well-positioned to cover it live thanks to recent acquisitions of adjacent Jerusalem studios on a hill overlooking the Old City. Texas-based Daystar Television Network already beams a 24-hour-a-day live webcam from its terrace. Not to be outdone, Costa Mesa-based Trinity Broadcasting Network last month bought the building next door. The dueling studios are part of an aggressive push by U.S. evangelical broadcasters seeking to gain a stronger foothold in the holy city.
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SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers are expanding their Spanish-language cable TV broadcasts this season, upping the telecasts from 30 to 50 games in 2012. As part of an effort by Fox to increase its Spanish sports broadcasts throughout the Los Angeles area, and nationally, games will be on Prime Ticket and carried by Time Warner, Cox and Bright House cable companies. Fox is still negotiating with other providers. The Dodgers have hired Jaime Jarrin's son , Jorge Jarrin, and long-time coach Manny Mota as broadcasters for their Spanish-language telecasts.
SPORTS
November 15, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter and Joe Flint
The Galaxy has reached a broadcast agreement to jump from Fox Sports West to Time Warner Cable's fledgling regional sports channels — one in English, one in Spanish — beginning in 2012. The 10-year deal is valued at $55 million for an undetermined number of games, an official close to the talks confirmed. Time Warner Cable, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment Tuesday as did the Galaxy. The value of the regional contract, $5.1 million per season, dwarfs the three-year $30-million national deal between Major League Soccer and NBC and will provide a welcome financial boost for the Galaxy.
WORLD
August 26, 2011 | By Borzou Daragahi, Los Angeles Times
Fighting continued in the Libyan capital Thursday as rebel forces pressed the search for the country's longtime ruler, Moammar Kadafi, who was dislodged from his command-and-control center this week and remains in hiding. Rebels who overran the city and all but toppled Kadafi's decades-long rule said they had a group of Kadafi loyalists surrounded in an apartment building close to his Bab Azizya compound, which was ransacked by lightly armed rebel forces following a rapid advance from three directions on the capital.
WORLD
May 2, 2011 | By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Pakistani TV station broadcast footage of a fire said to be at the compound near Islamabad where Osama bin Laden was killed Sunday. President Obama announced the death to the world, saying the Al Qaeda leader died in a firefight with U.S. special forces. No Americans were injured in the raid, Obama said, although a senior official said that one of the helicopters used in the operation was damaged and had to be destroyed. Photos: Osama bin Laden is dead Pakistani security forces sealed off the area, turning journalists away.
WORLD
February 2, 2011 | By Timothy M. Phelps and Laura King, Los Angeles Times
Thousands of supporters of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attacked anti-government forces in Cairo's main square Wednesday, some charging in on camels and horses in a dramatic escalation of violence that prompted an official order to clear the area. After days of raucous but peaceful demonstrations that had resembled a giant block party, pro-Mubarak forces pushed their way into the square from side streets, wielding clubs and horse whips against cordons of protesters. The crowd of anti-government demonstrators, sparse compared to their numbers in previous days, hurled stones and chunks of concrete.
WORLD
August 8, 2010 | By Lily Kuo, Los Angeles Times
In Guangzhou, the city formerly known as Canton, Chinese government banners hang in primary schools with instructions to use the country's official language, Mandarin, also known as Putonghua: "Speak Putonghua, write standard Chinese, use civilized language, be a civilized person. " But residents of the city, the capital of one of China's proudest Cantonese-speaking regions, recently marched by the hundreds to protest a new government proposal to switch television broadcasts from the local dialect to Mandarin ahead of the multi-sport Asian Games scheduled for November in Guangzhou.
BUSINESS
June 29, 2010 | By Jennifer Martinez, Los Angeles Times
President Obama signed a memorandum Monday that would double the current amount of airwaves available for wireless devices over the next 10 years, a move intended to create jobs and boost investment in the mobile phone market. The availability of more wireless spectrum will allow faster delivery of data and video onto smart phones and other next-generation devices. The memorandum calls for 500 megahertz of government and commercial spectrum to be made available over the next 10 years.
WORLD
April 15, 2010 | By Barbara Demick
President Hu Jintao cut short his trip to South America on Thursday and Premier Wen Jiabao flew to a far-flung corner of the Tibetan plateau, pulling out all stops to portray a compassionate Chinese government doing all it can to help the victims of Wednesday's magnitude 6.9 earthquake. At last count, the quake had left 617 people dead, 9,110 injured and more than 100,000 homeless, the majority of them Tibetan. The earthquake took place in a politically tense region where many Tibetans have long chafed under Chinese rule.
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