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More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

latimes.com — The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad - cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of pretzels on the table.
Sep 16, 2014

On Syria's child soldiers, and the expectation of death that surrounds them — @RajaAbdulrahim's report from Aleppo. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @RajaAbdulrahim: A lanky teenager with a grenade, small bag of pretzels and a death wish. Child soldiers in #Syria. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Sep 16, 2014

A lanky teenager with a grenade, small bag of pretzels and a death wish. Child soldiers in #Syria. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Sep 16, 2014

A lanky teenager plopped down and placed a grenade and a small bag of pretzels on the table. Hooked, @RajaAbdulrahim. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @karihow: A lanky teenager plopped down and placed a grenade and a small bag of pretzels on the table. Hooked, @RajaAbdulrahim. latimes.com/world/great-re…

California's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect today

latimes.com — Statewide regulations that take effect today require drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing, or face a $35 fine. If a vehicle is in the buffer zone and a collision occurs that injures the cyclist, the driver could face a $220 fee.

He helped clear the fog of war

articles.latimes.com — A U.S. pilot saw a way to streamline airstrikes. The solution -- and his cause -- was the Rover, a device that would one day save his life. In the summer of 2003, an Air Force pilot named Greg Harbin was doing desk duty at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @julianbarnes: Dempsey: US has given Rover system to Iraqis so they can have access to US ISR feeds. My (old) story on Rover: lat.ms/1r3YTOy

Sep 16, 2014

Dempsey: US has given Rover system to Iraqis so they can have access to US ISR feeds. My (old) story on Rover: lat.ms/1r3YTOy

Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks

latimes.com — About 3,600 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers remained without power Tuesday amid warnings that a stifling heat wave would likely send temperatures across the region into the triple digits, potentially breaking longtime records. LADWP officials said there was no estimate for when power would be fully restored.
Sep 16, 2014

"Rare" red flag warning issued for SoCal. Heat could break records today lat.ms/Xcelvy @latimesphotos pic.twitter.com/Ui3XHw8QnW

Sep 16, 2014

Thousands of customers remain without power as L.A. heat wave peaks latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Wildfire in Northern California burns and ravages town of Weed

latimes.com — The wildfire that ravaged the Northern California community of Weed on Monday forced hundreds to evacuate, burned down a church and damaged the town sawmill. Fire officials said the 350-acre Boles fire broke out about 1:30 p.m. near the town of Weed, which is about 50 miles south of the California-Oregon border.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Wildfire engulfs Northern California logging town as residents flee lat.ms/1qYrO4Y

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimesfirehose: Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed lat.ms/1see6sy

Sep 16, 2014

Blazing! That is my fav Nor Cal town. RT @LANow: Wildfire in Northern California ravages small town of Weed lat.ms/1sedJOI

Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama

latimes.com — Usually it's Republicans who are assailing President Obama. But some Democrats vying for U.S. Senate in states that traditionally vote Republican have followed suit, making Obama the subject of negative advertising less than two months before election day.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama lat.ms/1ybPqJK

Sep 16, 2014

Strategy for some Democrats ahead of midterm: Target President Obama latimes.com/nation/politic…

Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork

latimes.com — As many as half a million people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year may lose coverage or need to pay more because they haven't submitted proper documentation, the Obama administration warned Monday.
Sep 16, 2014

So 10% of those who signed up for #Obamacare might get the boot? Pay particular attention to the "paying back" part. latimes.com/nation/healthc…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: About 115,000 could lose Obamacare coverage this month for failing to verify their citizenship or immigration status: lat.ms/1qHeUuz

Sep 16, 2014

Many may lose Obamacare coverage because of missing paperwork latimes.com/nation/healthc…

3-foot buffer zones for cyclists to take effect across California

latimes.com — Starting Tuesday, cyclists on Los Angeles' busy streets will get a buffer zone. Statewide regulations that take effect Tuesday require drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing. If traffic is too heavy to change lanes, or if other conditions make a three-foot buffer impossible, drivers must slow to a "reasonable and prudent" speed and wait to pass until the cyclist is safe.
Sep 16, 2014

Starting today, motorists will face a $35 fine if they are caught driving less than 3 feet from a bicyclist latimes.com/local/la-me-bi…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Regulations now in effect require California drivers to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing: lat.ms/1nZ53L1

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Starting tomorrow, California drivers are required to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing: lat.ms/1nZ53L1

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Starting tomorrow, California drivers are required to stay at least three feet away from cyclists while passing: lat.ms/1nZ53L1

Inquiry into fatal Utah police shooting may take six weeks

latimes.com — Darrien Hunt's family still doesn't know why he was carrying his brother's sword around -- a metallic replica with a dulled edge they'd bought several years ago at a Chinese novelty shop. Hunt, the child of a black father and white mother, was a fan of the animated TV series "Afro Samurai," whose main character is a black swordsman voiced by Samuel L.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @gordonwarnock: "It’s disgusting we have to worry about police officers." Darrien Hunt shot 6x: wrist, 2x hip, shoulder, arm & back http…

Sep 16, 2014

Since police shot Darrien Hunt, his mom has been terrified of letting her other kids go out the door. lat.ms/1AQRd2R

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Inquiry into fatal Utah police shooting of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt may take six weeks: lat.ms/1AQRd2R

Sep 16, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Darrien Hunt: shot in the hip (2x), in the right wrist, in the shoulder, in the back of his left arm and in the back. latimes.com/nation/la-na-u…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Darrien Hunt: shot in the hip (2x), in the right wrist, in the shoulder, in the back of his left arm and in the back. latimes.com/nation/la-na-u…

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Roger Goodell names four women to guide NFL domestic violence policy

latimes.com — As the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants made final preparations Sunday for their NFL game, a small plane circled MetLife Stadium towing a banner that read "Goodell must go." Ten miles east, on Park Avenue, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff had been working to restore his reputation and that of the league.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @SFLFoodandWine: @weisul FYI via @latimes: Roger Goodell has named four women to guide the #NFL's domestic violence policy: lat.ms/1m74tiJ

Sep 16, 2014

We'll see if the NFL's crisis move on domestic violence has the desired effect. By @latimesfarmer & @nathanfenno: lat.ms/ZnECZz

Weekend Gallery Report: From snuggles to tacos, everything I saw

latimes.com — Works made for opera, knitted hashtags, tar paintings, collage, a pyramid loaded with neon and plants, and eerie canvases that glow under blacklight. It seems that every gallery under the blazing 100-degree sun was having an opening this last weekend, so I made some very sweaty rounds in my beat-up Toyota, all while listening to Keith Richards' autobiography.
Sep 16, 2014

Everything I saw during my sweaty gallery circuit this past weekend (including tacos): latimes.com/entertainment/…

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, Army Spc. Donald Sloat

latimes.com — President Obama awarded two men the Medal of Honor on Monday afternoon for their bravery during the Vietnam War. In a ceremony at the White House, Obama bestowed the nation's highest military recognition on Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and posthumously to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat.
Sep 15, 2014

In 1966, Bennie Adkins was in a jungle, enemies all around and a tiger on the loose. Today he got the Medal of Honor lat.ms/1s40dTI

Sep 15, 2014

RT @LATimesGraphics: 3,500+ Medals of Honor have been awarded since 1861. Recipients from recent wars lat.ms/1wxbHA9 pic.twitter.com/peNvLM92rE

Sep 15, 2014

RT @LATimesGraphics: 3,500+ Medals of Honor have been awarded since 1861. Recipients from recent wars lat.ms/1wxbHA9 pic.twitter.com/peNvLM92rE

Sep 15, 2014

RT @LATimesGraphics: 3,500+ Medals of Honor have been awarded since 1861. Recipients from recent wars lat.ms/1wxbHA9 pic.twitter.com/peNvLM92rE

Power outage in Pacific Palisades leaves hundreds without power

latimes.com — About 1,500 customers in Pacific Palisades were without electricity Monday night as a result of a power outage probably caused by high temperatures and over-usage of appliances, utility officials said. Customers in the area broke a record set in 2010, said MaryAnne Pierson, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @LATimescitybeat: Thousands without power as temperatures, electricity usage soar latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 16, 2014

RT @LANow: Thousands without power as temperatures, electricity usage soar lat.ms/1sej0po

Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

latimes.com — President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @amyfiscus: Americans see ISIS as a threat but aren't sure they have the right guy to fix it. How Obama is trying to change that: lat.ms/1s4M7l5

Sep 16, 2014

Americans see ISIS as a threat but aren't sure they have the right guy to fix it. How Obama is trying to change that: lat.ms/1s4M7l5

Sep 16, 2014

RT @latimes: Sizable majorities of both Republicans and Democrats support Obama's tactics for Islamic State, polls show: lat.ms/1DdIP1p

Coca-Cola's Surge is back, already sold out on Amazon

latimes.com — Ready for a serious '90s flashback? Coca-Cola on Monday brought back Surge, its Mountain Dew-ish citrus-flavored soda, after a hiatus of about a dozen years. But it was only available on Amazon.com, where the drink has already sold out. The Facebook group Surge Movement, which has lobbied for the drink's return since 2011, made the comeback announcement.
Sep 15, 2014

"We appreciate the… tens of thousands of fans nationwide, and we’re bringing Surge back… because of them[.]” lat.ms/ZncmpQ

Sep 15, 2014

The 90s really weren't this good, people. RT @latimes Coca-Cola's Surge is back, already sold out on Amazon lat.ms/ZncmpQ

Sep 15, 2014

Surge is back! Remember 'feed the rush?' But it's already sold out on Amazon lat.ms/1uE6i6Y pic.twitter.com/DtNyKIJaHm

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