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April 16, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- People who still haven't filed their income taxes probably shouldn't get distracted watching YouTube videos. But the Internal Revenue Service is pointing last-minute filers to the site for tips on how to avoid busting Tuesday night's filing deadline. The IRS said it has several videos on its YouTube channel to help people scrambling to file their taxes. One titled "Last-minute tax tips -- 2012," narrated by an IRS employee named Eric, calmly tells procrastinators, "Please, don't worry, you still have options.
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April 9, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head. " That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide that destroyed her home, almost wiped her little town off the map and nearly killed her infant son, Duke Suddarth, who was 22 weeks old when the disaster struck. At least 36 people were killed and 10 others remain missing.
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BUSINESS
November 28, 2006 | From the Associated Press
YouTube videos will be viewable on cellphones for the first time under a deal with Verizon Wireless, which also will allow users to upload videos shot with their camera phones. The partnership, to be announced today, marks the first big distribution deal for YouTube since the video-sharing website was acquired this month by Google Inc. for $1.76 billion.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | Kevin Baxter
Mitch Eby wasn't trying to make history or make a point when he got up to speak to his football teammates at Chapman University two weeks ago. He just was trying to make a difference. But with one simple sentence -- "I am ready to share with you all that I am gay" -- he may have accomplished all three. "It was to put my story out there to kind of help other people in the same situation," the junior defensive lineman from Santa Monica said. "It was reading a lot of stories like this, watching YouTube videos, stuff like that that helped me. And I wanted to be able to provide my story and my own experiences to maybe help other people in the future.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Jessica Guynn and Times Staff Writers
Almost a year after paying $1.65 billion for YouTube, Google Inc. is seeking some return on its investment. YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a new form of advertising to cash in on its 130 million registered users, who watch 3 billion videos a month. Dozens of other sites have tried ways to make money from the burgeoning popularity of online video.
BUSINESS
October 9, 2007 | From the Associated Press
san francisco -- Google Inc. will begin showing YouTube videos on thousands of other websites, hoping to profit from ads attached to the clips. The expansion, scheduled to be announced today, represents the Internet search leader's furthest-reaching attempt yet to cash in on its $1.76-billion acquisition of YouTube since the deal closed 11 months ago. Google already shows some video ads on clips on YouTube's own site. The ads accompanying the outbound YouTube clips won't be in a video format.
NATIONAL
January 8, 2011 | By Scott Kraft and Mark Porubcansky, Los Angeles Times
Until Saturday morning, Jared Lee Loughner was a sometime community college student who had attended high school in northwest Tucson, lived with his parents there in a quiet, working-class neighborhood of ranch homes and had recently posted several rambling messages on YouTube. Now, the 22-year-old is in police custody, the chief suspect in a shooting rampage 10 minutes from his house that left six dead and 12 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the apparent target of the attack, who remained in critical condition.
BUSINESS
January 3, 2012 | By Sandra M. Jones
Austin Winston is discovering the art of the old-fashioned shave. Each day, the 21-year-old engineering student walks into his dormitory bathroom at the Illinois Institute of Technology toting a basket of shaving supplies reminiscent of his grandfather's generation: hand-held bowl, cotton washcloth, round bar of shaving soap, double-edged safety razor, stainless-steel straightedge razor, badger-hair shaving brush and a good dose of patience....
HEALTH
December 21, 2009 | By Amina Khan
Risk-taking adolescent behavior: It's not all sex, drugs and alcohol. There's also the choking game -- otherwise known as "space monkey," "sleeper hold" and "funky chicken." The game consists of two main variants. One can be a solo operation, using a necktie, belt or other type of binding to put pressure on the carotid artery in the neck. The other method involves a partner, who can apply pressure to the neck or chest until the subject passes out, cutting off blood flow to the brain.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2009 | ROBERT LLOYD, TELEVISION CRITIC
In a bunker beneath Berlin, in a room crowded with staff, a tired Adolf Hitler leans over his desk. Tracing a finger across a map, an officer speaks: "Sir, the Russian army is almost to Berlin. They are approaching from all sides but will be entering the city from the south by nightfall. We have also spotted their infantry moving in from the east with several tank divisions and about 2,000 soldiers." "I don't care about any of this," Hitler replies, waving his hand distractedly.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
California wants more visitors -- and is "taking over" YouTube in a big way to lure them to vacation in the Golden State. Users in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Britain on Friday will see videos atop the YouTube page -- one every hour for 24 hours -- that showcase California and people who love it as part of a "24 Hours, 24 Dreams" tourism campaign. The partnership with Google will show videos of California dreamers. Footage includes Band of Horses singing amid the letters of the Hollywood Sign, skateboarding pro Bob Burnquist on a floating ramp in Lake Tahoe, and Chef Ludo Lefebvre, king of the pop-up restaurants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By Richard Winton
A former teacher charged with multiple counts of sex abuse after one of her accusers went public in a YouTube video confessed to detectives that she molested the former student, court records show. Riverside police Det. Roberta Hopewell, in seeking an arrest warrant for Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, stated that the former Alhambra High School assistant principal "admitted to having a sexual relationship" with the teenager when she taught in Riverside County. The detective said Cardosa initially stated the girl was 15 or 16 but later acknowledged she may have been as young as 14, according to a copy of the arrest warrant obtained by The Times.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Frank Shyong
Riverside County prosecutors filed felony sexual assault charges Monday against a former teacher and administrator who was investigated after one of her accusers went public in a YouTube video. Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, faces 16 counts involving aggravated sexual assault and lewd acts on a child under the age of 14, the Riverside County district attorney's office said. Cardosa was arrested on a $5-million warrant Monday evening in Perris, officials said, and was expected to be arraigned Thursday.
BUSINESS
December 14, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The LG G Flex isn't available in the United States, but it could be a preview of what's to come in the world of smartphones. That's because the futuristic devices features two technologies we haven't seen before: a curved screen and a self-healing coat. The LG G Flex is one of the first two commercially available curved-screen smartphones. The phone's massive 6-inch screen curves slightly from its top edge down to the bottom. If you lay it on a table, the top and bottom stick up ever so slightly.
BUSINESS
November 4, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google kicked off November by killing off one of its little-used features. The Mountain View, Calif., company got rid of iGoogle, a tool that let users set up personalized home page on their Web browser. The service was essentially Google's version of the MSNBC, AOL or Yahoo home page. The decision isn't too surprising considering that these days, few set up a home page for their Web browser. Nowadays, most users set the Web browser to either bring up the last page viewed or their Facebook News Feed, for instance.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
With more than 190 million views in two months, the YouTube viral sensation "The Fox" by Norwegian comedy weirdos Ylvis hardly needed help getting seen. It got that help anyway, thanks to an 'SNL' spoof of the song starring "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and Jay Pharaoh. Titled "My Girl," the song finds Pharaoh confronting a righteously jealous Washington as she demands to know about all the "hos" in his phone. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The nonsensical and hilarious Ylvis refrain "What does the fox say?"
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A broken leg. A shattered ankle. A broken arm. A fractured eye socket. And a memory of terror that will be with her forever, its soundtrack an "unexplainable" noise "that will never get out of my head. " That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide that destroyed her home, almost wiped her little town off the map and nearly killed her infant son, Duke Suddarth, who was 22 weeks old when the disaster struck. At least 36 people were killed and 10 others remain missing.
NEWS
February 22, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Tribune Health
Maybe it's time to take a deep breath. The recent study about an increase in the number of YouTube videos of teens and young adults who cut or injure themselves has given rise to many headlines and, thus, much worry. But the study didn't say children who watch these videos will engage in such self-destructive acts. Dr. Keith Ablow writes in "The Truth About YouTube Videos and Self-Injury" : "As a psychiatrist who has treated a few hundred patients who cut themselves or burned themselves repeatedly, however, I don’t think the YouTube videos are likely to spark any epidemic of self-injury.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The inaugural YouTube Music Awards kicked off Sunday night with a live music video of the song “Afterlife” by Arcade Fire directed by Spike Jonze and starring Greta Gerwig. Gerwig danced with the same awkward Turrets style that was so endearing in "Francis Hah. " She grooved through a fake kitchen and into some fake snowy woods. She danced right up to Arcade Fire, which was performing on a stage at Pier 36 in New York City where the show was being shot. A bunch of kids joined her. A little more than 155,000 viewers watched the stream.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
Doris Payne, 83, an international jewel thief who has been in and out of prison for decades, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Indio. Payne, who is the focus of a recent documentary "The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne," was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles County eight days after she allegedly walked into a Palm Desert jewelry store and stole a $22,000 diamond ring. On Oct. 18, a veteran detective at a Saks Fifth Avenue store in Palm Desert alerted authorities after recognizing Payne from a 2010 theft and arrest, authorities said.
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