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5 Freeway closed in both directions at Olympic Boulevard in East L.A.

latimes.com — The 5 Freeway is closed in both directions in East Los Angeles at the Olympic Boulevard overpass because there is a pedestrian on the ledge of a freeway sign, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP received calls about 3:40 p.m.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @ronlin: 5 freeway in East L.A. reopens after possibly suicidal man taken into custody latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @LATimes @LANow

Jul 25, 2014

5 freeway in East L.A. reopens after possibly suicidal man taken into custody latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @LATimes @LANow

Jul 25, 2014

I-5 closed in East L.A.: Man still on overpass ledge. Traffic halted in both directions. Giant air cushion deployed. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 25, 2014

Update: Person on I-5 overpass ledge in East L.A. is possibly suicidal and is refusing to come down, officials say latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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FBI files suggest Gabrielle Giffords shooter planned second attack

latimes.com — Shortly after Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as she met with constituents at an Arizona strip mall, FBI agents rushed to his Tucson residence, fearing it was rigged to explode. Technicians with bomb-sniffing dogs found the front door locked and blocked by furniture, so they entered through the garage.
Jul 25, 2014

Scary "@latimes: Newly released FBI files suggest man who shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was planning a second attack lat.ms/1kfIJAg"

Jul 25, 2014

Moments before the attack, Loughner asked Ron Barber, "Where is the congresswoman? … Is that the congresswoman?" latimes.com/nation/la-na-g…

Jul 25, 2014

The Loughner files: "There are important figures in my dreams… Hitler, Hilary Clinton and Giffords to name a few" latimes.com/nation/la-na-g…

Jul 25, 2014

FBI docs show agency believed Loughner was planning even more deadly attack latimes.com/nation/la-na-g…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @mikememoli: On day he shot @GabbyGiffords, Jared Loughner was pulled over for running red light, but let go despite odd behavior latimes.com/nation/la-na-g…

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ESPN analyst derided for implying women can provoke domestic violence

latimes.com — A popular ESPN analyst is being highly criticized for comments he made Friday morning about women and what he seemed to imply could be their potential role in domestic violence. In a discussion on "First Take," Stephen A.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: ESPN's @stephenasmith backtracks on comments he made about women and domestic violence after harsh criticism lat.ms/1nqhNNV

Jul 25, 2014

You think? MT @latimes: ESPN's @stephenasmith backtracks on comments about domestic violence after harsh criticism lat.ms/1nqhNNV

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: ESPN's @stephenasmith backtracks on comments he made about women and domestic violence after harsh criticism lat.ms/1nqhNNV

Jul 25, 2014

ESPN analyst derided for implying women can provoke domestic violence: lat.ms/1pVbLmu

Suspected burglar shot dead by homeowner was not pregnant, coroner says

latimes.com — A burglary suspect who police say was shot dead while attempting to flee a Long Beach home this week was not pregnant, coroner's officials said Friday. The home's owner, who identified himself as Tom Greer in an interview with KNBC-TV Channel 4, said he shot Andrea Miller, 28, even after she begged him not to open fire, claiming she was pregnant.
Jul 25, 2014

Burglar who begged for her life before home owner shot her wasn't pregnant latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Burglar who told homeowner she was pregnant before being killed was not actually expecting, coroner says lat.ms/WS0hrG

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Burglar who told homeowner she was pregnant before being killed was not actually expecting, coroner says lat.ms/WS0hrG

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn talks influences and inspirations

herocomplex.latimes.com — About midway through Marvel's new interstellar adventure "Guardians of the Galaxy," David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" plays over a shot of a ramshackle spaceship traveling toward a mining colony called Knowhere. The planet is actually the severed head of a fallen titan (or deity) where workers of alien races, some with candy-colored skin, collect valuable bone and fluid to ship to the outer reaches of the cosmos.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @ThatRebecca: ‘How did you guys let me get away with all that?’ @JamesGunn talks risky Guardians of the Galaxy w @ginamcLAT lat.ms/WQDzA7

Jul 25, 2014

"Guardian's" outre heroes include a green alien assassin, a gun toting raccoon& a sentient tree(!?)@ginamcLAT reports lat.ms/1jZrBhS

Jul 25, 2014

‘How did you guys let me get away with all that?’ @JamesGunn talks risky Guardians of the Galaxy w @ginamcLAT lat.ms/WQDzA7

State Sen. Yee sought to extort sports figures, new indictment alleges

latimes.com — Federal prosecutors announced additional charges Friday in a sweeping corruption investigation involving Democratic state Sen. Leland Yee, a campaign consultant and Chinatown figure Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. Yee, a San Francisco lawmaker, was arrested in March and charged with accepting $62,000 in campaign contributions in return for favors, and offering to arrange the sale of machine guns and shoulder-fired missiles to an undercover FBI agent posing as a mob figure.
Jul 25, 2014

ICYMI: New indictment alleges Leland Yee sought to extort sports figures. latimes.com/local/politica…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimespolitics: State Sen. Yee sought to extort sports figures, new indictment alleges lat.ms/1npINx0

Jul 25, 2014

RT @LATpoliticsCA: State Sen. Yee sought to extort sports figures, new indictment alleges lat.ms/1npKpXq

The movie theater is no place to take a chimp

latimes.com — After animal trainers escorted two young chimps to the opening night showing of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” at a Myrtle Beach, S.C., multiplex theater, the publicity stunt was roundly condemned by officials of animal welfare organizations and primate sanctuaries. As well it should have been.

Porcelain dolls left at girls' homes determined to be 'kind gesture'

latimes.com — Orange County Sheriff's Department officials say the person who left porcelain dolls at the homes of several young girls in an upscale San Clemente neighborhood meant it as a gesture of "goodwill" and did not intend to cause concern among parents.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @katemather: Those nightmare-inducing dolls left on O.C. doorsteps were apparently a gesture of "goodwill." lat.ms/1AfRsHn pic.twitter.com/STsHwrXLSL

Jul 25, 2014

Those nightmare-inducing dolls left on O.C. doorsteps were apparently a gesture of "goodwill." lat.ms/1AfRsHn pic.twitter.com/STsHwrXLSL

Jul 25, 2014

RT @LANow: 'Creepy' porcelain dolls left at O.C. homes determined to be 'kind gesture' by local woman lat.ms/1norEUk pic.twitter.com/gBF6ykkZU8

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Miami judge finds Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

latimes.com — A Miami-Dade County judge ruled Friday that Florida's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, marking the second time the state's ban has been struck down this month, according to court filings. Judge Sarah Zabel ruled in favor of the Equality Florida Institute and six Florida couples that had sued the county clerk for the right to marry.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Two judges in Florida have struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban this month lat.ms/1nqbycL

Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City

latimes.com — The fortune-tellers hawk their services along the boardwalk, offering to read palms, study tarot cards and gaze into crystal balls for $5. But for free, you can get most anyone along the seaside stretch to peer into the future, and it doesn't look pretty.
Jul 25, 2014

Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty Meet me tonight in Atlantic City. A sense of loss. latimes.com/nation/la-na-a… open.spotify.com/track/08guAjjm…

Jul 25, 2014

RT @howardstutz: The @latimes looks at Atlantic City's troubles - Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City lat.ms/WH6LKb via my friend @tinasusman

Jul 25, 2014

The @latimes looks at Atlantic City's troubles - Casinos no longer golden for Atlantic City lat.ms/WH6LKb via my friend @tinasusman

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimesnational: The sad, slow demise of the Boardwalk Empire--four Atlantic City casinos closed or about to close since January ow.ly/zzaXY

Jul 25, 2014

The sad, slow demise of the Boardwalk Empire--four Atlantic City casinos closed or about to close since January ow.ly/zzaVY

Christians are being persecuted, and the U.S. should support them

latimes.com — It’s an exaggeration to say that a worldwide war is being waged against Christians.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @AlexLeTellier: The U.S. must stand up for religious freedom, argues @MichaelMcGough3 & call out countries/movements that violate it htt…

Jul 25, 2014

The U.S. must stand up for religious freedom, argues @MichaelMcGough3 & call out countries/movements that violate it lat.ms/1mNXmFx

Faces of Comic-Con 2014

latimes.com — Click through to see the many faces of Comic-Con 2014.

Pinterest, dominated by white and Asian workers, looks to diversify

latimes.com — Like many other big tech companies, Pinterest says it knows it has a problem with diversity, or lack thereof. Despite having users who are overwhelmingly female, Pinterest's employees are 60% male, and 92% of the company's 400 employees are white or Asian.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimestech: Pinterest, dominated by white and Asian workers, looks to diversify lat.ms/1nq2WD2

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimestech: Pinterest, dominated by white and Asian workers, looks to diversify lat.ms/1nq2WD2

Cellphone unlocking bill passes Congress and heads to Obama's desk

latimes.com — The House on Friday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation that would allow consumers to "unlock" their cellphones when switching providers. The chamber's approval comes a week after the Senate passed the bill, so it advances to the president's desk with a few working days left before Congress' August break.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Bill to allow consumers to unlock their cellphones when switching providers goes to Obama for signature lat.ms/1xd6jOC

Jul 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Bill to allow consumers to unlock their cellphones when switching providers goes to Obama for signature lat.ms/1xd6jOC

San Francisco breaks heat record amid California drought, heat wave

latimes.com — It's the saying San Francisco residents love to hate: "The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco." It's attributed to Mark Twain and comes in handy when summer travellers experience the wind and fog of the city. But not Friday.
Jul 25, 2014

RT @LANow: San Francisco breaks heat record -- with high of 85 -- amid California drought, heat wave lat.ms/1pUv2oa

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