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April 23, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After conquering the desert with star-studded sets at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the last two weekends, Pharrell Williams' iron-clad grip on the pop conversation continues with his latest video, “Marilyn Monroe.” The video, which debuted Wednesday, doesn't boast much of a plot. It does, however, offer plenty of gorgeous women, flashy choreographed vignettes and lots of shots of his beloved, oversize hat. There's even an appearance by Kelly Osbourne. Here are five things we learned from watching: PHOTOS: Faces of Coachella 2014 1. He loves all kinds of women, OK. Pharrell faced some pretty harsh, and woefully unfair, criticism when he released the cover art to his album “Girl,” which featured him and three women all clad in robes and sunglasses.
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NATIONAL
May 28, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A small group of people stood off to the side of a road near Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon, staring at a column of flames from a derailed frieght train in the distance. "How far -- how far away you think we are?" a man asked. Before anyone could answer, a large explosion ripped through the air, sending a response to the onlookers scurrying away: Too close. The train explosion could be felt for miles in Rosedale, a few miles east of downtown Baltimore, where residents could see a towering black column of smoke rising into the air after the blast.
SPORTS
April 2, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Schaar landed a 1080. That's all that needs to be said -- and pretty much all the 12-year-old from Malibu could say immediately after becoming the first skateboarder ever to complete three full rotations in the air and land with his board still underneath him. "I did a 1080!" an out-of-breath and excited Schaar exclaimed into the camera that captured him completing the stunt on only his fifth attempt. Schaar recently became one of only a handful of skaters to land a 900. He set out to nail the 1080 on the MegaRamp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, which was customized by Schaar's sponsor, Red Bull, to feature a 70-foot roll-in ramp that leads to a 50-gap and then a quarterpipe ramp with a 27-foot wall.
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
July 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Saturday dismissed as a "sham" a newly released video in which a Colombian rebel commander discusses contributing money to Correa's 2006 election campaign. The video, whose existence was revealed by the Associated Press on Friday, appears to lend credibility to allegations that the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia contributed to the Correa campaign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Patrons of the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara were "shocked and stunned" after a huge wave crashed into the restaurant Saturday, breaking a window and prompting employees to evacuate the dining room. Gerry Mora, a manager at the restaurant, told The Times he was concentrating on a waiting list that was building up at about 9:30 a.m. when he heard "screaming and shouting. " One of the servers ran from the back of the restaurant saying "the window's broke, the window's broke," Mora recalled.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
The Internal Revenue Service has apologized for spending about $60,000 on a training video that parodied the television show, “Star Trek.” In a six-minute video that is attracting wide attention on the Internet, IRS workers portrayed characters from the popular television series and vowed “to boldly go where no governmental employee has gone before.” Congress was not amused, calling the video a waste of taxpayer money. The IRS has acknowledged it was a mistake for employees to make the video.
BUSINESS
August 31, 2012 | By David Lazarus
On KTLA-TV today, we gawped at Taco Bell's plan to introduce a Mountain Dew-and-orange juice concoction to its breakfast menu. We also looked at the latest moves toward a merger of American Airlines and US Airways, and a report showing that the jobs that are returning to the economy pay a whole lot less than the ones we lost.  
SPORTS
August 8, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Aly Raisman had quite a night Tuesday, first claiming a bronze medal on the balance beam in dramatic fashion and then winning the U.S. team's first-ever gold medal in floor exercise. It was the kind of night that makes you want to stand up and cheer -- but, first, just make sure you're not sitting in front of the meanest man on the planet when doing so. Raisman's father, Rick, did not follow that simple rule of thumb when his daughter was in the midst of the floor performance of her life.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
South Korean weightlifter Sa Jae-hyouk, the 2008 Olympic champion in the men's 77-kilogram lift, dislocated his elbow Thursday while attempting to defend his title. It happened during his second lift, when he was attempting to press 357 pounds overhead. As you can see from the video, He screams in pain and immediately grabs his arm. Warning: The video is not for the squeamish.  
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