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SPORTS
August 8, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
    There has been a lot of discussion during the London Olympics about the inclusion of some, um, questionable sports in the Games. Some say they should be eliminated, some say no. Some say certain sports should be added, some say no. Some of The Times' Olympic crew took on the topic Wednesday morning during our daily live chat. What? You haven't been watching our daily live chats on Google hangout? We have them every Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. PDT. Adding and dropping sports wasn't the only topic at today's chat, but you can watch that part of it in the video above.
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NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
The Dockers "men of style" video advertising campaign is an all-boys club no more. Credit for cracking the khaki ceiling goes to Los Angeles-based author -- and authority on all things tomboy -- Lizzie Garrett Mettler. The brand's just-released first-ever "women of style" video (see below) shows the author of "Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion" sitting on her couch, digging through her closet and walking her dog while wearing a black, button-front shirt and black-colored khakis and talking about her affinity for wearing the pants.
WORLD
March 5, 2014 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Richard Winton
In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino” from the Westside Armenian Power gang and “Creeper” from the Sun Valley GW-13 gang, which has links to the Mexican mafia. Dressed in camouflage and ammunition vests and holding Kalashnikov rifles in an unknown location, the pair appear more interested in theatrics than ideology.
NATIONAL
February 7, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
When John Berlin scrolled through Facebook this week, he, like almost everyone else, saw auto-generated highlight videos of friends' histories on the site. He kept seeing the name and photo of one person who didn't seem to have a highlight reel of his own: Berlin's son, who died two years ago at age 21. “I got to watch mine and my wife's and my kids', and Jesse's picture would pop up in them,” Berlin said by phone Friday from the family home in Arnold, Mo. “I found myself looking at his friends' videos next.” But Berlin wanted Facebook's take on Jesse's own memorable moments.
SPORTS
August 23, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A handcuffed woman was ejected from a moving Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, in a dramatic incident that left her seriously injured and raised questions about the involved officers' version of how the fall occurred. In the early morning hours on March 17, after a night out in Koreatown, 28-year-old Kim Nguyen and two friends were waiting in a restaurant parking lot for a sober friend to pick them up, Nguyen said in an interview with The Times. A pair of LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen, she said.
BUSINESS
June 20, 2013 | By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times
Marsha Collier was in the middle of an online chat a couple of weeks ago when her boyfriend, Curt Buthman, unexpectedly messaged her with a link. She clicked on it, opening an endlessly repeating six-second video plea, "Marsha, I love you so much. Will you marry me, please, please?" Collier had just been "Vined" through a new video-sharing application that's sprouted to worldwide popularity since launching nearly five months ago. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have all become mediums for infusing age-old traditions, such as marriage proposals, with a modern twist.
BUSINESS
December 27, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Could this be the coolest app ever? It'll certainly be the center of attention at a party. The Cycloramic, a 99-cent app, turns the iPhone 5 into a spinning camera that takes 360degree video. The app makes the iPhone 5 vibrate in such a way as to turn the upright device in a full circle. We have no idea how it works; you'll have to watch the video above to really understand what it does. The app started making waves when it launched earlier this month. "Gathered around a dinner table, in a bar, in a club, at home, at a conference table, or at a historical monument?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Poor Kate Upton. Can't a bikini-clad bombshell dance the "cat daddy" in peace?  The answer would appear to be no, judging by this week's controversy over a steamy shoot with fashion photographer Terry Richardson that had Upton taking a break from posing to show off her cat daddy skills. In a video posted  Monday to Richardson's blog Terry's Diary, Upton, on a break between shots, performs the cat daddy, a dance move made popular by the group the Rej3ctz and Chris Brown.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple is dedicating its website to its late co-founder Steve Jobs, who died a year ago today. The homepage for Apple.com features a video montage filled with black-and-white photos of Jobs set to Yo-Yo Ma's rendition of the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 . The video is heartwarming and inspiring, and calls to mind Apple's famous " Think Different " commercial that ran at the start of Jobs' second stint with the Cupertino-based company....
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