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LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard

latimes.com — The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it hopes to build a new wing spanning Wilshire Boulevard. It also wants to build up -- way up. The museum is working on ambitious plans for a skyscraper near the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue, on a piece of land partly owned by LACMA across from its main campus of buildings.
Jul 09, 2014

LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard: latimes.com/entertainment/…... via @HawthorneLAT

Jul 09, 2014

RT @rogervincent: Ambitious hotel, condo skyscraper proposed for @LACMA subway stop on Wilshire Blvd. More museum too. lat.ms/1w35k2M

Jul 09, 2014

RT @HawthorneLAT: Big breaking news: LACMA hopes to build major mixed-use tower, with gallery space, above subway stop on Wilshire. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimesent: LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard lat.ms/1sz2u5j

Jul 09, 2014

Ambitious hotel, condo skyscraper proposed for @LACMA subway stop on Wilshire Blvd. More museum too. lat.ms/1w35k2M

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Donald Sterling to Shelly: 'Get away from me, you pig!'

latimes.com — Somehow, Donald Sterling was even more combative on Wednesday than he was on Tuesday. In the third day of a trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that could determine whether he remains owner of the Clippers, Sterling railed against the NBA, his wife Shelly and her lawyers.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimes: Donald Sterling to Shelly Sterling at L.A. Superior Court today: "Get away from me, you pig!" lat.ms/U4PHvB

Jul 09, 2014

RT @LATimesjames: #DonaldSterling testifies he loves his wife, then tells her, 'Get away from me, you pig!' lat.ms/1qWYzln Can't make this stuff up.

Jul 09, 2014

RT @ChrisMegerian: What a charmer! MT @latimes: Donald Sterling to Shelly Sterling in court today: "Get away from me, you pig!" lat.ms/U4PHvB

Jul 09, 2014

What a charmer! MT @latimes: Donald Sterling to Shelly Sterling in court today: "Get away from me, you pig!" lat.ms/U4PHvB

Jul 09, 2014

RT @LATimesjames: #DonaldSterling testifies he loves his wife, then tells her, 'Get away from me, you pig!' lat.ms/1qWYzln Can't make this stuff up.

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Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow

latimes.com — A Los Angeles jury today ruled that the Dodgers are partly liable for the devastating injuries to Giants fan Bryan Stow, who was attacked in a stadium parking lot after an opening day game in 2011, and must pay millions to cover medical bills and other expenses.
Jul 09, 2014

Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @LANow: #Dodgers found partly liable in brutal beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow; $18M in damages awarded lat.ms/1k6uSGM

Jul 09, 2014

Big verdict today in L.A.: #Dodgers found partly liable in beating of #Giants fan Bryan Stow. @vicjkim @corinaknoll: lat.ms/1oD41F9

Jul 09, 2014

Dodgers found partly liable in Bryan Stow beating ow.ly/yYv13 At most, payout would be b/w salaries of Ethier and Haren

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Violent crime in L.A. is up at midyear point for first time since 2003

latimes.com — For first time in more than a decade, violent crime in Los Angeles rose during the first six months of the year, according to Los Angeles Police Department statistics. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said the department was "very concerned" about the increase but also noted that overall crime, which includes property offenses such as burglaries, remains down.
Jul 09, 2014

Violent crime in LA up 3% in 1st six mo of the year, first mid-year rise in 11 years. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @nicolesantacruz: For 1st time since '03, violent crime in the city is up for the first six months of the yr @katemather & @bposton: htt…

Jul 09, 2014

For 1st time since '03, violent crime in the city is up for the first six months of the yr @katemather & @bposton: latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @katemather: L.A. sees violent crime rise at mid-year mark for the first time since 2003, per #LAPD stats. With @bposton: lat.ms/1mgOWuQ

Jul 09, 2014

L.A. sees violent crime rise at mid-year mark for the first time since 2003, per #LAPD stats. With @bposton: lat.ms/1mgOWuQ

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Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S.

latimes.com — Empty energy drinks and rusted baby formula cans litter the moss-covered banks of the Lempa River near this country's northern border, marking the trails where, until recently, migrants - some of them children - made their way into Guatemala on a treacherous journey to the United States.
Jul 09, 2014

.@theCindyCarcamo reports police in Honduras wearing U.S. Border Patrol elite unit badges stopping folks from leaving latimes.com/world/mexico-a…

Jul 09, 2014

Way to go @theCindyCarcamo! Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S. latimes.com/world/mexico-a…

Jul 09, 2014

Great story by my friend @theCindyCarcamo Elite Honduran unit works to stop flow of child emigrants to U.S. lat.ms/1qWjbKv

Jul 09, 2014

RT @AdrianaMaestas: Since 2008, the State Department has spent more than $642 million on Central America Regional Security Initiative latimes.com/world/mexico-a…

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U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says

latimes.com — U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The survey, which yielded responses from 319 four-year, public and private campuses, was conducted by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).
Jul 09, 2014

Great report out on campus sexual assault but it falls short by not naming colleges: latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @beth_shuster: New national survey: colleges fall short in investigating sexual assault: ow.ly/yYvm9 @teresawatanabe

Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimes: U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says lat.ms/1zq4VvP

Jul 09, 2014

RT @beth_shuster: New national survey: colleges fall short in investigating sexual assault: ow.ly/yYvm9 @teresawatanabe

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Pot's popularity, state law create trying times for U.S. prosecutor

latimes.com — Julie Shemitz watched warily as the judge asked prospective jurors whether they or anyone close to themhad a card for medical marijuana. Ten hands lifted, a third of the jury pool. "Look at all those hands," the judge said. An assistant U.S. attorney, Shemitz knew that this would be a problem.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @ryanjreilly: Federal prosecutor who wouldn't care if Congress made pot legal sends dispensary owner away for "a lot of time." latimes.com/local/great-re…

Jul 09, 2014

Me too, must read. "@ryanjreilly: Really jealous of how good this @joemozingo story is. lat.ms/1oklYqm"

Jul 09, 2014

Federal prosecutor who wouldn't care if Congress made pot legal sends dispensary owner away for "a lot of time." latimes.com/local/great-re…

Jul 09, 2014

When pot and jury nullifcation come together. Marijuana Law & Order by @joemozingo latimes.com/local/great-re…

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Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal

latimes.com — Satellite broadcaster Dish Network wants the government to block Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. In meetings with top Federal Communications Commission officials earlier this week, Dish said a combination of Comcast and Time Warner Cable "presents serious competitive concerns for the broadband and video marketplaces and therefore should be denied."
Jul 09, 2014

RT @Techmeme: Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (@jbflint / Los Angeles Times) latimes.com/entertainment/… techmeme.com/140709/p36#a14…

Jul 09, 2014

Finally, an objector comes out of shadows. RT @mediagazer: Dish tells FCC to block Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JBFlint: Dish tells FCC to block Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable. Also not to thrilled about DirecTV & AT&T. http://t.co/IP61RY…

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JBFlint: Dish tells FCC to block Comcast's purchase of Time Warner Cable. Also not too thrilled about DirecTV & AT&T. http://t.co/RsxEG…

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Four children, two adults killed in Texas shooting

latimes.com — Several people have been gunned down outside Houston, law enforcement officials said. The attack happened sometime after 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time in Spring, Texas, a town of about 55,000 residents outside Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimes: Four children, two adults shot and killed when gunfire erupted in a home outside Houston today lat.ms/1jfgjpx

Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimes: Four children, two adults shot and killed when gunfire erupted in a home outside Houston today lat.ms/1jfgjpx

Jul 09, 2014

@latimes: Four children, two adults shot and killed when gunfire erupted in a home outside Houston today lat.ms/1jfgjpx” Jesus.

John Wayne's heirs tell Duke University to back off

latimes.com — John Wayne's heirs and a certain North Carolina university known for its basketball squads are locked in a legal shootout over their right to the word Duke. John Wayne Enterprises, a Newport Beach-based corporation that brands products - including bourbon - with the legendary actor's nickname, alleges in a complaint filed federal court in Orange County that the university has been trying for years to block its rightful use of the name.

Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen

latimes.com — An Israeli police officer caught on video brutally beating a Palestinian American teenager in Jerusalem will face both administrative and criminal charges, justice officials said Wednesday. Tariq Abukhdeir of Tampa, Fla., arrived with his family this month after the gruesome death of his cousin Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted, beaten and burned in apparent revenge for the slaying of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @New_Narrative: Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen lat.ms/1tpfH4Z

Jul 09, 2014

RT @New_Narrative: Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen lat.ms/1tpfH4Z

Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimesworld: Israeli police officer to be charged in beating of Palestinian teen lat.ms/1tpfH4Z

Kelsey Grammer joins Twitter to clean up everyone's poor grammar

latimes.com — Kelsey Grammer has finally joined Twitter, for one sole purpose: to fix everyone's grammar. The film, stage and screen star, best known for playing Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first on "Cheers" and then on "Frasier," has had enough of Twitter's "egregious grammar problem" and is now lending his kind but stern expertise Grammer, 59, joined the popular social-media site June 30 with his first tweet tagged with #KelseyGrammerGrammar.

Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

latimes.com — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday morning, according to the Associated Press. Nagin, who was mayor when Hurricane Katrina struck the city, was convicted on 20 charges of bribery, money laundering and fraud in February. Judge Helen Ginger Berrigan delivered the sentence.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @nycjim: New Orleans ex-Mayor Ray Nagin, famous for Katrina response, sentenced to 10 yrs in prison. lat.ms/1zpPLGX pic.twitter.com/KOMd3xxvJ5

Jul 09, 2014

RT @nycjim: New Orleans ex-Mayor Ray Nagin, famous for Katrina response, sentenced to 10 yrs in prison. lat.ms/1zpPLGX pic.twitter.com/KOMd3xxvJ5

Jul 09, 2014

New Orleans ex-Mayor Ray Nagin, famous for Katrina response, sentenced to 10 yrs in prison. lat.ms/1zpPLGX pic.twitter.com/KOMd3xxvJ5

Jul 09, 2014

Wow. RT @latimes: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison bit.ly/1mgdpAq

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Alleged escort arrested in tech exec's fatal heroin overdose on yacht

latimes.com — A 26-year-old woman accused of being a high-priced escort is under arrest after allegedly injecting a former tech executive with heroin on his yacht in Santa Cruz and then watching him fatally overdose as she gathered her things.
Jul 09, 2014

Arraignment for Alix Tichleman, woman accused of giving fatal dose of heroin to Forrest Hayes, continued to July 16. lat.ms/1n7G6uT

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonBretWells: "Alix" allegedly injected heroin into tech exec, reached over him as he OD'd to finish wine lat.ms/1sxnGbX pic.twitter.com/jJnEVVsMK5

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JasonBretWells: "Alix" allegedly injected heroin into tech exec, reached over him as he OD'd to finish wine lat.ms/1sxnGbX pic.twitter.com/jJnEVVsMK5

Jul 09, 2014

RT @jpanzar: Police say a high-priced escort killed a former Google exec with a deadly heroin dose on his yacht latimes.com/local/lanow/la… via @JosephSerna

Jul 09, 2014

RT @JosephSerna: Police: High-priced escort drank wine, watched client die of heroin overdose she injected lat.ms/VXZlSi pic.twitter.com/0csCPM8QpJ

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GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home

latimes.com — The White House request for $3.7 billion to handle the crisis at the southern border has found little support in Congress, touching off what could be a lengthy negotiation to find a compromise.
Jul 09, 2014

RT @latimesnational: GOP pans Obama's $3.7-billion border request, wants kids sent home lat.ms/1tp57uU

Jul 09, 2014

RT @DavidLauter: GOP in Congress opposes Obama's $3.7 bil border request unless Ds agree to speed deportations, @LisaMascaroinDC latimes.com/nation/la-pn-c…

Jul 09, 2014

GOP in Congress opposes Obama's $3.7 bil border request unless Ds agree to speed deportations, @LisaMascaroinDC latimes.com/nation/la-pn-c…

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