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911 calls about Facebook outage angers L.A. County sheriff's officials

latimes.com — Officials at one Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station were not happy after getting calls from residents because Facebook went down Friday morning. "#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!" Sheriff's Sgt.
Aug 02, 2014

RT @latimes: Some people called 911 when Facebook went down today. The police were not happy lat.ms/1sbo40d

Aug 02, 2014

911 calls about Facebook outage angers L.A. County sheriff's officials fb.me/2u83SyGwS

Aug 01, 2014

Should have called it when House reconvened instead RT @lfung Some people called 911 when Facebook went down lat.ms/1kriTcL

Aug 01, 2014

Wow. Some people actually called 911 when Facebook went down lat.ms/1kriTcL

Aug 01, 2014

RT @ronlin: Facebook outage causes people to call 911; L.A. County sheriff's department not amused lat.ms/1qAAigY pic.twitter.com/RQe8YmeGk4

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Kenneth Turan takes a critic's lonely stand on 'Boyhood'

latimes.com — If you do it right, film criticism is a lonely job. But some films make it lonelier than others. Films like "Boyhood."
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Father of slain USC student: 'Son, you left us, but do not regret'

latimes.com — About 400 students gathered at Newman Hall at USC on Friday to remember Xinran Ji, an engineering graduate student who was beaten to death last week on his way home from campus. In a two-hour ceremony that left paper programs stained with tears and crumpled in fists, friends, family and USC administrators offered remembrances of Ji to a capacity audience.
Aug 02, 2014

RT @ronlin: Father of USC student beaten to death: 'Son, you left us, but do not regret. We are very proud of you.' latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @frankshyong

Aug 02, 2014

RT @ronlin: Father of USC student beaten to death: 'Son, you left us, but do not regret. We are very proud of you.' latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @frankshyong

Aug 02, 2014

Father of USC student beaten to death: 'Son, you left us, but do not regret. We are very proud of you.' latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @frankshyong

Aug 01, 2014

Slain #USC student loved cars, was a rising star in engineering @frankshyong reporting from a heartbreaking memorial latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Ebola patient arriving in Atlanta on Saturday, and doctors are ready

latimes.com — Medical personnel are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time Saturday as Americans fret about their safety and international health officials warn that the deadly outbreak is spreading out of control in Africa.
Aug 02, 2014

RT @latimes: American Ebola patient arriving at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta tomorrow; second patient to follow lat.ms/1kr88Y4

Aug 02, 2014

RT @latimes: Doctors are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time tomorrow lat.ms/1kr88Y4

Aug 02, 2014

RT @latimes: Doctors are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time tomorrow lat.ms/1kr88Y4

Aug 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Doctors are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time tomorrow lat.ms/1kr88Y4

African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video

latimes.com — Is it a large hybrid cat, or an old dog with a off gait? Even more intriguing, could it be -- as some experts are speculating -- an African lioness? Grainy surveillance footage of the large animal strolling across a driveway late at night is fast becoming Norwalk's version of Bigfoot.
Aug 01, 2014

Roaring story #Beast of Norwalk. Find reporter willing to wear Lady Gaga meat dress or suit lat.ms/1kqYvsi pic.twitter.com/MLXi7Ldvpg

Aug 01, 2014

Norwalk gets its own Bigfoot. Mountain lion? African lion? Chupacabra? lat.ms/1kqYvsi pic.twitter.com/esIngGm6WS #beastofnorwalk

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The swimming pool, symbol of Southern California, takes a dip

latimes.com — A couple of weeks ago, I hiked into a remote patch of the Mojave Desert hoping to experience a newly installed piece of experimental art. Instead, I met a pool guy named Robert. To be fair, I'd been warned that Robert might be there. (And the hike was very short.)
Aug 01, 2014

By all means, continue to fill them. #drought MT @JimmyOrr: Ave. L.A. pool loses 20K gallons of water a year bit.ly/1rTkGpV

Aug 01, 2014

RT @bretisrael: Is the private pool now outre? Consider the noirish backwash, from West to Wilder. @HawthorneLAT reports firsthand lat.ms/1m6MdQA

Aug 01, 2014

Is the private pool now outre? Consider the noirish backwash, from West to Wilder. @HawthorneLAT reports firsthand lat.ms/1m6MdQA

Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns

latimes.com — Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation. With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria's most populous city, Lagos, the head of the World Health Organization warned that the virus in West Africa was outstripping efforts to control it.

Dangerous lightning expected to return to L.A. on Sunday

latimes.com — Forecasters warned that isolated thunderstorms were expected to head back to Los Angeles County on Sunday, as monsoonal moisture heads in from Mexico. "Just about any location from the beach to the mountains and the Antelope Valley will be susceptible to isolated thunderstorms," the National Weather Service said.

Police dog bites LAPD officer during search for shotgun

latimes.com — A veteran Los Angeles police officer was severely injured Thursday when a police dog bit him in the calf during a search for a missing shotgun in South L.A., department officials said. Officers were searching streets near South Vermont Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr.
Aug 01, 2014

Police dog bites LAPD officer during search for shotgun that fell off officer's motorcycle: lat.ms/1rSNMWq

Aug 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Police dog bites LAPD officer in calf; partner uses tourniquet that may have saved his life lat.ms/1xLMY7h

Aug 01, 2014

A #LAPD officer was severely injured after a police dog bit him in the calf during a search for a missing shotgun. lat.ms/1rSNMWq

Aug 01, 2014

Blood visible from chopper #LAPD officer calf bitten off by police dog bite during search for missing shotgun. lat.ms/1kqEr9y

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

latimes.com — In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency's top spy, who was a veteran of the era. "We tortured some folks," Obama said to reporters during a news conference Friday.
Aug 01, 2014

Obama’s statement remarkable in part because it’s an admission from POTUS that the U.S. committed grave crimes: latimes.com/nation/politic…

Aug 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Obama acknowledges the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics after 9/11: "We tortured some folks" lat.ms/1kqReJ8

Aug 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Obama acknowledges the CIA's use of brutal interrogation tactics after 9/11: "We tortured some folks" lat.ms/1kqReJ8

For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens

latimes.com — The messages in Chinese kept flashing across Haowang Wang's phone: Another USC Chinese student had been killed. Shui? Shui? the messages repeated. Who is it? Wang froze briefly, then began making calls he thought he'd never have to make again - to friends, classmates, a funeral home.
Aug 02, 2014

RT @ronlin: For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens, as they face a 3rd killing near campus in 2 years latimes.com/local/la-me-ch… @RosannaXia

Aug 02, 2014

For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens, as they face a 3rd killing near campus in 2 years latimes.com/local/la-me-ch… @RosannaXia

Traces of ecstasy found in body of once-missing Arcadia firefighter

latimes.com — Traces of Ecstasy were found in the body of an Arcadia firefighter who disappeared in the Los Padres National Forest after he ran after his dog at a campsite, toxicology reports show. Toxicology tests performed on Michael Herdman also found evidence of caffeine, ethanol -- which could indicate alcohol use or be a product of decomposition--and amphetamine, used to treat narcolepsy, obesity and hyperactivity disorders.
Aug 02, 2014

Traces of ecstasy found in body of once-missing Arcadia firefighter latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @VeronicaRochaLA

Aug 01, 2014

Ecstasy found in body of Arcadia firefighter who went missing in Los Padres National Forest. lat.ms/1se6TMq pic.twitter.com/xs4rmHsq9T

16-million-year-old whale fossil 'rescued' from hillside

latimes.com — Negotiating a system of ropes and pulleys, a search-and-rescue crew labored for hours Friday through dirt and tilted terrain to free a trapped whale fossil from a Rancho Palos Verdes hillside. The approximately 16-million-year-old baleen whale fossil at the heart of the hubbub that prompted a caravan of news crews to quiet Browndeer Lane was stoic and unmoving throughout the four-hour ordeal.

NBA star Paul George suffers horrible broken leg during scrimmage

latimes.com — Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a grisly broken leg Friday night during the USA Basketball Showcase scrimmage.

Ebola patients headed to Atlanta for treatment

latimes.com — The medical evacuation from Liberia to Atlanta of two American citizens infected with the deadly Ebola virus will occur by the end of the weekend, according to the Christian aid organization Samaritan's Purse. "Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor working for Samaritan's Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM, are currently in serious condition.
Aug 01, 2014

Be honest. If you had family being treated at Emory University Hospital, would you have them transferred out? lat.ms/1oVZJM3 #Ebola

Aug 01, 2014

Not sure if this is a good idea...Two Americans with Ebola are set to be transferred from West Africa to Atlanta latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Aug 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Official: Ebola virus 'extraordinarily unlikely' to spread in U.S. lat.ms/1scNZ8K

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