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Knives, a death, a famous name

graphics.latimes.com — A powerful Calif. politician's son is accused of murder. The victim's family wonders: Will influence trump justice? http://fw.to/and1ubI
Dec 21, 2014

RT @nigelduara: Here's a story that's been in the works a while by @LATChrisGoffard Knives, a death, a famous name -Los Angeles Times graphics.latimes.com/nunez-santos/

Dec 20, 2014

RT @nigelduara: Here's a story that's been in the works a while by @LATChrisGoffard Knives, a death, a famous name -Los Angeles Times graphics.latimes.com/nunez-santos/

Dec 20, 2014

Here's a story that's been in the works a while by @LATChrisGoffard Knives, a death, a famous name -Los Angeles Times graphics.latimes.com/nunez-santos/

Dec 20, 2014

Incredible @LATChrisGoffard narrative on what happens when you're charged with murder but your dad's assembly speaker graphics.latimes.com/nunez-santos/

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Sony Pictures hack fuels speculation about studio's possible sale

latimes.com — Fallout from the crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has called into question exactly what the future holds for one of Hollywood's biggest names. A paralyzed computer system has hampered the studio's ability to make deals, promote upcoming movie releases and conduct business.

Two New York police officers are shot in Brooklyn

latimes.com — Two New York police officers were shot Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, a police spokesman said. A deputy inspector with the department tweeted that the officers had been "executed," but the department did not release details on their conditions. Both officers were taken to Woodhull Hospital.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimes: NYPD commissioner says the two officers killed in Brooklyn were 'targeted for their uniform' lat.ms/1zO0Pyu

Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimes: NYPD commissioner says the two officers killed in Brooklyn were 'targeted for their uniform' lat.ms/1zO0Pyu

Dec 20, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: Two New York police officers are shot dead in Brooklyn lat.ms/1DVXFMW

Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimes: The two NYPD officers who were killed today were shot while sitting in their car in Brooklyn, a City Councilman says lat.ms/1zO0Pyu

Dec 20, 2014

Two New York police officers are shot dead in Brooklyn lat.ms/1DVXFMW

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Two police officers 'simply assassinated' in Brooklyn

latimes.com — A man who posted anti-police rants online shot dead two New York City policemen as they sat in their patrol car Saturday, an attack that further shook a city where community-police relations have been tense following the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of cops.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: Ambushed New York officers were 'simply assassinated,' Bratton says lat.ms/1DVXFMW

Dec 21, 2014

Ambushed New York officers were 'simply assassinated,' Bratton says lat.ms/1DVXFMW

Wrongfully convicted inmates fight for compensation

latimes.com — After Ricardo Aguilera took a bullet to the back of his head in a drive-by shooting, he recovered enough to tell police he had seen the gunman: a light-skinned Latino with a goatee, riding in a Dodge Ram pickup with a guy from the Ford Maravilla gang.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimesnational: A total of 1,481 wrongfully convicted inmates have been set free since the first DNA tests in 1989 lat.ms/1CdgaYO

Dec 20, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Wrongly convicted, then cheated out of just compensation @mollyhf on the nation's messed-up exoneration system latimes.com/nation/la-na-e…

Dec 20, 2014

Wrongly convicted, then cheated out of just compensation @mollyhf on the nation's messed-up exoneration system latimes.com/nation/la-na-e…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimesnational: .@mollyhf looks at life after the wrongfully convicted are released from prison lat.ms/1CdgaYO

Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimes: 1,481 wrongfully convicted inmates have been set free since 1989. Hundreds have been released with no compensation lat.ms/1CdgaYO

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North Korea proposes 'joint investigation' into Sony hack

latimes.com — Decrying U.S. allegations that it was behind a cyberattack on Sony Pictures as an “unfounded rumor,” North Korea on Saturday proposed a “joint investigation” into the hacking that prompted the studio to cancel the theatrical release of the comedy “The Interview,” which centers on a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .

Randall Roberts Music Awards 2014: 100 trophy moments

latimes.com — Each year critics scour the volumes of music to try and whittle all those sounds down to just ten albums that they consider to be the best of the year. We all know that's ridiculous. No one can hear everything, and any serious music fan will tell you that their favorite music changes from day to day, mood to mood, setting to setting.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 20, 2014

RT @Tombrosseau: Tom Brosseau track Cradle Your Device makes @latimes Randall Roberts 100 trophy moments 2014 goo.gl/alerts/ouDi pic.twitter.com/ichmb5rrSO

Fire erupts in apartments near UCLA; Wilshire Boulevard closed

latimes.com — Firefighters are battling a fire at a six-story apartment building near UCLA that broke out Saturday night, officials said. The blaze began just before 8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Wilshire Manor Apartments, a 46-unit apartment building in the 10600 block of Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @LANow: Fire erupts in apartments near UCLA; Wilshire Boulevard closed lat.ms/1CgKapj

Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks preview

latimes.com — The Clippers host the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center on Saturday on the tail end of a back-to-back, after losing to the Denver Nuggets , 109-106, on Friday. in that game, the Clippers made only three of 18 three-point attempts and shot 45.9% from the field.

Suspension likely for Lakers' Nick Young, who for once isn't talking

latimes.com — Nick Young doesn't know where he stands with the NBA. He's probably suspended for a game even though nothing was announced Saturday. He definitely knows where he stands with his coach. "Yeah, I talked to him," Byron Scott said. How did that go? "Ask him." But Young declined to talk to reporters Saturday.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @latimessports: Suspension likely for Lakers' Nick Young, who for once isn't talking lat.ms/1Cgwk6n

CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete

latimes.com — A California Highway Patrol officer in Humboldt County fatally shot a 17-year-old male driver who attacked him with a machete, officials said Saturday. The officer was responding to a vehicle accident involving a Nissan sedan that crashed into a telephone pole about 1:30 a.m.
Dec 21, 2014

CHP officer shoots teen who attacked him with machete lat.ms/1sLoQjn

Teacher juggles the different stresses of tending to a dying companion

latimes.com — Nick Telesca, a 72-year-old substitute teacher, got home from work at 5 p.m. and marched straight upstairs to his tiny North Hollywood apartment, ready to begin his second job. The woman he loves is dying, and he is trying to make her as comfortable as possible.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: Caring for a dying loved-one is emotionally & physically painful. @LATstevelopez photo & story latimes.com/local/californ… http:…

Dec 20, 2014

Heartbreaking @LATstevelopez -- Steve spends a wrenching evening w/ overwhelmed man caring for his dying companion. latimes.com/local/californ…

Generous L.A. city policy rewards workers who take long injury leaves

latimes.com — Los Angeles Police Department clerk Demeturius Matthews took a full year off for an on-the-job injury after she banged her elbow into a metal filing cabinet. She didn't break any bones, city records show, but a chiropractor declared her temporarily disabled. She took a second year off after smacking her knee into her desk.
Dec 19, 2014

Quite the deal. RT @emamd: Take a year injury leave, increase your take-home pay. Ahh, L.A. latimes.com/local/cityhall…

Dec 19, 2014

Take a year injury leave, increase your take-home pay. Ahh, L.A. latimes.com/local/cityhall…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Look, I'm not gonna say these kinds of on-the-job injuries are impossible, but good lord. latimes.com/local/cityhall… pic.twitter.com/6w7aQ2vzNO

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Sony CEO worried for months about 'The Interview,' emails show

latimes.com — Kazuo Hirai was worried. For months, the Tokyo-based chief executive of Sony Corp. had been raising questions about his Hollywood studio's plans to go forward with a film depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @AmyKinLA: "He really really hates it," Amy Pascal fretted re Sony Corp CEO's reaction to #TheInterview's assassination scene. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @AmyKinLA: "He really really hates it," Amy Pascal fretted re Sony Corp CEO's reaction to #TheInterview's assassination scene. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @AmyKinLA: "He really really hates it," Amy Pascal fretted re Sony Corp CEO's reaction to #TheInterview's assassination scene. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @AmyKinLA: "He really really hates it," Amy Pascal fretted re Sony Corp CEO's reaction to #TheInterview's assassination scene. latimes.com/entertainment/…

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Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner dies at 104

latimes.com — Longtime Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner, a voting member of the motion picture academy as a centenarian, died Friday of natural causes at Sunrise Beverly Hills Assisted Living, said his son, Steven. He was 104. Gardner joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more than a half-century ago when he first became a producer.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @latimes: Longtime Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner has died at 104: lat.ms/1w7Wr74 "He wouldn't do anything in life but be in the business."

Dec 20, 2014

Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner dies at 104: lat.ms/1DTw7aX His 1st film role was 1939's "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Produce industry promises to improve Mexican farmworker conditions

latimes.com — Produce industry officials on both sides of the border say they are launching an effort to ensure that workers at thousands of Mexican farms that export fruit and vegetables to the United States have safe and sanitary housing, decent wages and access to healthcare and day care.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @robinabcarian: Results! Times investigation sparks reform effort for exploited Mexican ag workers. latimes.com/world/mexico-a… Congratulations, @ricardin24

Dec 20, 2014

Results! Times investigation sparks reform effort for exploited Mexican ag workers. latimes.com/world/mexico-a… Congratulations, @ricardin24

Dec 20, 2014

Kudos to @latimes for this important work: Produce industry promises to improve Mexican farmworker conditions lat.ms/1x6WMhE

Sony pays high price for ignoring its past

latimes.com — How grave is the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment? Here's one high-level Sony executive: "We have been reminded in recent days of the fact that no one is immune from the threat of cyber attack.... The attack on us was, we believe, unprecedented in its size and scope....

NFL probably will focus on an L.A. stadium site rather than teams

latimes.com — The San Diego Chargers announced this week that they will not be terminating their stadium lease in 2015, meaning for now they will not be packing the moving vans for Los Angeles. The St. Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders probably will make similar announcements in the coming weeks, or they might just quietly make commitments to stay in their current cities for the 2015 season.
Dec 20, 2014

LAT: The NFL knows "there is no appetite in L.A. for committing public money to a stadium." lat.ms/1AHBpRr pic.twitter.com/Zw4Tqzy1ow

Critic's Notebook: Absurd, this fuss over three Stooges-like 'The Interview'

latimes.com — We live in a time when even frivolous pop-culture touchstones are blown out of proportion, from Grumpy Cat’s pout to Kim Kardashian 's booty. But not in a million years did I imagine the R-rated lunacy of “The Interview” would become the flashpoint for a viral war on free speech, democracy and America itself.
Dec 20, 2014

A rare cross-country critical concurrence: LAT and NYT agree The Interview is awful. latimes.com/entertainment/… nytimes.com/2014/12/20/art…

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