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NEWS
December 17, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election. The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where Democrat Jim Matheson said he would step down rather than make what would probably be another bruising run in the ruby-red state. Matheson won a seventh term in 2012 by just 768 votes against Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a rising Republican star who plans to run again in 2014.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Paramount Pictures had to wait a few extra months for Martin Scorsese to deliver a final cut of his upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," but a new trailer for the film indicates the delay may have been worth it. The studio this week confirmed it was pushing the picture's release date from Nov. 15 to Christmas Day after Scorsese finally handed over a 165-minute version of the film. But any  last-minute scurrying wasn't evident from the film's new trailer, which compellingly conveys the movie's narrative.  "Wolf" is based on the real-life story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio)
NATIONAL
October 26, 2013 | By Julie Cart
ALBUQUERQUE - In the small, rural community of Reserve, children waiting for the school bus gather inside wooden and mesh cages provided as protection from wolves. Parents consider the "kid cages" a reasonable precaution. Defenders of the wolves note there have been no documented wolf attacks in New Mexico or Arizona. Fears of wolves attacking humans, they say, are overblown, and the cages nothing more than a stunt. In 1995, the reintroduction of Canadian gray wolves into the northern Rockies ignited a furor.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 21, 2013 | By John Horn and Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: After weeks of speculation that Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street" wouldn't hit theaters until 2014, the financial drama will arrive on Christmas Day and thrust a late entrant into the Oscar race, say three people close to the film. But in the process, the Paramount release will likely bump the Tom Clancy reboot "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," which Paramount has scheduled to open the same day, to early 2014. "Wolf of Wall Street," adapted from Jordan Belfort's memoir about his meteoric rise and fall as a trader in the 1980s and '90s, was originally set to open Nov. 15, but Scorsese and longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker have not yet finished the movie, and making that date has long been considered impossible.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
MTV announced Saturday it plans to stay in the hirsute game, renewing "Teen Wolf" for a fourth season and pairing it with a "Wolf"-related talk show. The series will return in 2014 with 12 episodes. And taking a cue from older cohorts like AMC and FX with postmortem after-shows (either on TV or on the Web), MTV will debut the new talk show "Wolf Watch," set to air weekly after each episode of "Teen Wolf. " The announcements come as its devoted fans gather at New York Comic-Con. PHOTOS: New York Comic-Con 2013 That the network is beefing up the show's presence is hardly one to howl over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A West L.A. man who police said had more than a dozen pipe bombs in his home was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday. Robert Colt Wilson, 29, pleaded no contest in a Los Angeles County courtroom Tuesday to felony charges of possessing a destructive device, ingredients to make a destructive device and having a controlled substance with a firearm. Wilson was arrested May 14 after police pulled him over for a traffic violation in Marina del Rey. Authorities found drugs, a loaded gun and one pipe bomb in his car. Police then obtained a warrant to search his home in the 3800 block of Overland Avenue in Palms, where they found 17 more pipe bombs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
What is it about the Oscars that lends itself to so much premature ... speculation? Whether it's declaring the best picture race over and done ( Congratulations, "12 Years a Slave!" Your Oscar's in the mail! ), surveying the awards-season landscape months before the movies have actually screened ( "Foxcatcher," we hardly knew ye ) or definitively declaring a movie out of the Oscar race without so much as a source citation, half-baked hunches are all the rage these days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
The family of the 19-year-old man suspected of being behind the "sextortion" of Miss Teen USA and other women apologized through an attorney for "the consequences of his behavior. " Temecula college freshman Jared James Abrahams, 19, was taken into custody on federal charges that he "sextorted" newly crowned Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other young women around the world by hijacking their computer's webcams to capture naked images. He then used them to blackmail females as young as 16 to provide even more images, videos or live chat sessions, according to a criminal complaint.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Richard Winton
Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf discussed being a victim in her former high school classmate's “sextortion” case on the “Today” show Friday morning, saying she recognized his name but never talked to him when they went to school together. “It's weird for me to be able to put a face to the person that did this to me and to know its someone I went to high school with,” Wolf told Savannnah Guthrie. On Thursday, 19-year-old Temecula college freshman Jared James Abrahams was taken into custody on federal charges that he "sextorted" newly crowned   Miss Teen USA Wolf   and other young women around the world by hijacking their computer's webcams to capture naked images.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"I happened to meet a young mother who likened her children to having monsters and wild animals in the house," explains animation director Mamoru Hosoda. "I wondered, 'What if it wasn't just a metaphor? What if the character actually was raising wild animals in the house?'" "Wolf Children," co-written and directed by Hosoda (who also made the 2006 science-fiction animated "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"), is the result of that speculation. Already a hit in Japan, "Wolf Children" is rather an odd story, told in a one-of-a-kind style that feels equal parts sentimental, somber and strange.
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