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Some Ferguson protesters in L.A. spending Thanksgiving in jail

latimes.com — Almost 150 people were arrested in Los Angeles overnight Wednesday in connection with protests over the Missouri grand jury's decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, and Thursday morning some of them awoke to a Thanksgiving behind bars.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @katemather: In "light of the holiday," @LAPDChiefBeck decides to free #Ferguson protesters in time for Thanksgiving dinner. ow.ly/F03DM

Nov 27, 2014

RT @katemather: In "light of the holiday," @LAPDChiefBeck decides to free #Ferguson protesters in time for Thanksgiving dinner. ow.ly/F03DM

Nov 27, 2014

RT @AmyTheHub: #HappyThanksgiving After L.A. police arrest 338 Ferguson protesters, some will spend holiday in jail ow.ly/EZUlP

Nov 27, 2014

RT @jpanzar: LAPD chief orders L.A.'s Ferguson protesters released in time for Thanksgiving dinner latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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Say again? I'll have to work how hard to work off Thanksgiving dinner?

latimes.com — You really want to know what it'll take to work off Thanksgiving dinner? Let's just say, you'd better cancel your plans to watch football after dinner or to go shopping on Friday (unless you plan to make it an aerobic affair): It could take you into the weekend to work off all that turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes and pie.
Nov 28, 2014

Now you tell me “@latimes: Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie? Or 7 Big Macs? In calories, it's the same lat.ms/1z1iKPy

Nov 28, 2014

C'mon, guys RT @latimes: Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie? Or seven Big Macs? In calories, it's the same bit.ly/1AY4ScZ

Nov 28, 2014

RT @latimes: Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie? Or seven Big Macs? In calories, it's the same lat.ms/1z1iKPy

Nov 27, 2014

Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie? Or seven Big Macs? In calories, it could be the same: lat.ms/1FtNj2e

Nov 27, 2014

The average American takes in 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving, which is like eating 7 Big Macs: lat.ms/1pshKnn

For Ferguson demonstrators, Thanksgiving is a moment of respite

latimes.com — The hungry crowd, eager to dig into the trays of fried turkey, collard greens and creamy tres leches cake, had traveled far for their Thanksgiving meal. Some were hundreds or thousands of miles from home, but inside a St. Louis-area church it seemed like a family dinner.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimes: Meet 'Momma Cat,' the volunteer who's been serving meals to Ferguson demonstrators since the Michael Brown shooting lat.ms/1rvxJTb

Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimesnational: For Ferguson demonstrators, Thanksgiving is a moment of respite lat.ms/1xNZJOh

More than 300 arrested in 3 days of Ferguson protests in L.A.

latimes.com — The Los Angeles Police Department has made more than 300 arrests in the last three days after a series of protests over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Wednesday night and Thursday morning saw another round of protests that weaved through downtown L.A.

How many people are killed by law enforcement in L.A. County?

homicide.latimes.com — The photo above was taken Tuesday night outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters by The Times' Ben Walsh during protests of the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an 18-year old black man, in Ferguson, Mo., this summer.
Nov 26, 2014

Good work here. Fact-checking a chalk scrawl: How many people are killed by the LAPD? bit.ly/122qp4T

Nov 26, 2014

Fact check. Thx for digging into it. RT @emamd: A sidewalk scrawl made us wonder: how many people are killed by LAPD? homicide.latimes.com/post/how-many-…

Nov 26, 2014

A sidewalk scrawl made us wonder: how many people are killed by LAPD? homicide.latimes.com/post/how-many-…

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Chef Wyman’s suggestions for 1928 Thanksgiving dinner

framework.latimes.com — During the 1920s, the Los Angeles Times published a popular cooking column by chef A. L. Wyman. When he died in 1926, his wife, Mabelle Wyman, took over the column. In the Nov.

LAPD orders protesters to disperse in downtown L.A. demonstrations over Ferguson decision

latimes.com — Police ordered more than 100 people to disperse after several hours of demonstrations in downtown Los Angeles, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimes: About 130 demonstrators arrested in Downtown L.A. during protests over Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision lat.ms/1z0pywJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: LAPD arrests more than 60 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A. lat.ms/1HHoCDs

Nov 27, 2014

LAPD arrests more than 60 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A. lat.ms/1HHoCDs

Nov 27, 2014

ICYMI #LAPD has arrested 183 #ferguson protesters over the past three days, most in the whole country lat.ms/1vQnqtS

Nov 27, 2014

LAPD begins arrests in downtown L.A. during demonstrations over Ferguson decision lat.ms/1HHoCDs

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Iran's supreme leader signals support for continued nuclear talks

latimes.com — Iran's supreme leader on Thursday gave guarded support for continued negotiations over his nation's nuclear program, in a signal that could help shield the talks from the criticism of hard-liners in Tehran. "I do not disagree with the extension of negotiations, as I have not disagreed with negotiations in the first place," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in an address to the Basij militia group.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimes: Iran's supreme leader signals support for nuclear talks, possibly shielding them from hard-liners' criticism lat.ms/1uZewbX

Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimesworld: Iran's supreme leader signals support for continued nuclear talks lat.ms/1Cls7PJ

British mystery writer P.D. James dies at 94

latimes.com — Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94. James' books sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when made into television films. The publisher says James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

Up next for the Lakers: Friday vs. Minnesota

latimes.com — When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 3-12; Timberwolves 3-10. Record vs. Timberwolves (2013-14): 1-3. Update: The Timberwolves and Lakers have a lot in common, most notably their number of victories this season. They've also both been dealing with a lot of injuries.

Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists

By Shan Li
latimes.com — Barbie and her teammates may get a chilly reception from holiday shoppers. After suffering a rough year, toy maker Mattel Inc. is facing an uphill battle during the crucial gift-buying months of November and December. The El Segundo company has reported four straight quarters of declining revenue.
Nov 27, 2014

Mattel's holiday wish: to get its toys on more children's wish lists flip.it/0xcpc

Camp Pendleton ceremony recognizes bravery in Afghanistan battle

latimes.com — On a bright, sunny morning this week, Marines and sailors at Camp Pendleton gathered to remember a day three years ago in Afghanistan filled with violence and death -- and bravery.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimes: Navy corpsmen receives Navy Cross for bravery during enemy attack in Afghanistan lat.ms/15DXcQk

Nov 27, 2014

The bravery of a wounded Navy corpsman and 2 kia Marines is remembered at Camp Pendleton. lat.ms/1ym3UVj pic.twitter.com/2hFdVnGB57

L.A. is third when it comes to people with lots and lots of money

latimes.com — Los Angeles has 5,135 people who are swimming in money. In a new survey that charts the population of the ultra rich, San Francisco beat L.A. with 5,460 residents who have $30 million or more in net assets. The annual survey, from research firm Wealth-X and Swiss banking giant UBS, shows the U.S.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @latimes: The U.S. has an ultra-rich population of 69,560 with $9.63 billion in wealth, survey finds lat.ms/1tkfAT8 pic.twitter.com/pvtMsNjE0R

Nov 26, 2014

RT @latimes: The U.S. has an ultra-rich population of 69,560 with $9.63 billion in wealth, survey finds lat.ms/1tkfAT8 pic.twitter.com/pvtMsNjE0R

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'Toy Story,' 'One Child,' Bing Crosby, Neil Armstrong and Handel

latimes.com — "Toy Story That Time Forgot" ( ABC , Tuesday). The hardy franchise, a year shy of its 20th anniversary, is fielding its second holiday-themed special, and the characters are so familiar by now that the Brigadoon frequency of their reappearance seems no more than a week's vacation.

Thanksgiving Basics: How long does it take to roast a turkey?

latimes.com — Judge when your turkey is done cooking by taking its temperature rather than by looking at the clock. There are far too many variables for any recipe to be able to accurately predict exactly how long your bird will take.
Nov 27, 2014

When's that turkey going to be done? I have to look it up every year too. latimes.com/food/dailydish…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @mnoble5: "@latimes: Thanksgiving Basics: How long does it take to roast a turkey? lat.ms/1HGe3AG" 12 min/lb. @SavedYouAClick

Roadside bomb kills at least 35 in northeastern Nigeria

latimes.com — A roadside bomb detonated at a crowded bus station in northeastern Nigeria on Thursday, killing at least 35 people, including five soldiers, the Naij.com website reported. Government forces had recaptured the busy Marabi-Mubi junction in Adamawa state near the Cameroon border from Boko Haram militants two weeks ago.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimesworld: Roadside bomb kills at least 35 in northeastern Nigeria lat.ms/1Cmo5Xi

Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying

latimes.com — This witness was scared. He had Googled himself and found the phrase: "Snitches get stitches." He was scared that black neighbors would find fault with his description of what happened when a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot dead an unarmed black man, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.
Nov 27, 2014

Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying fb.me/3P5LWzgEY

Nov 27, 2014

Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying lat.ms/1rwmm7Q

Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimesnational: In testifying before the Ferguson grand jury, witnesses were fearful – of police, neighbors, the KKK ow.ly/EXWMM

Nov 26, 2014

RT @latimesnational: Ferguson grand jury witnesses often cited fear in testifying lat.ms/1Cj0ZRw

Nov 26, 2014

Fear and anxiety played major roles during testimony in the Ferguson grand jury case: lat.ms/1rnhmbg

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Supercentenarian marks 110 years with an unbroken funny bone

latimes.com — Sally Mitchell is a supercentenarian. Her superpowers include the ability to remember when the modern zipper was introduced, when the Titanic sank and when the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped. The 110-year-old Irvine resident's eyes are sharp, as is her sense of humor.

Bill Cosby allegations meet with mostly silence in Hollywood

latimes.com — With the sexual misconduct allegations against Bill Cosby topping headlines this month, some of the most critical comments directed at the embattled 77-year-old star are coming from his fellow comics. "Here's where we say goodbye, Bill Cosby," tweeted Patton Oswalt, after writing that it was Cosby who inspired him to pursue a stand-up career.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimes: Comedians seem to be having less of a problem addressing the Cosby issue than the entertainment world at large lat.ms/1zZaZdQ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @latimesent: Bill Cosby allegations meet with mostly silence in Hollywood lat.ms/1CkOTHv