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Joan Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, is keeping 'fingers crossed'

latimes.com — As Joan Rivers remained hospitalized Sunday, her daughter, Melissa, thanked the public for the outpouring of good wishes surrounding the sharp-tongued comedy star's health. "Thank you for your continued love and support. We are keeping our fingers crossed," Melissa Rivers said in a statement.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @latimes: "We are keeping our fingers crossed" for Joan Rivers, her daughter Melissa Rivers says lat.ms/1ls2xRm

Made in America Philadelphia: Festival temporarily stalled by rain

latimes.com — As festival-goers at the Los Angeles edition of the Budweiser Made in America fest sought relief from the heat Sunday, the Philadelphia edition of the two-day concert had to be temporarily halted due to severe weather. Two songs into Spoon's 6 p.m.
Aug 31, 2014

RT @latimesent: Made in America Philadelphia: Festival temporarily stalled by rain lat.ms/1ui6xUp

Obama may be 'too cautious' on Islamic State, Sen. Feinstein says

latimes.com — Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday that President Obama may be "too cautious" in setting a strategy to deal with the Islamist militant group seizing territory in Iraq and Syria, and called for a bolder U.S. effort to confront the group. "I have learned one thing about this president: He is very cautious.
Aug 31, 2014

RT @kimmurphy: Obama was wrong, Feinstein says. ISIS is not a JV team. They're varsity. And the president has been "too cautious." ow.ly/AUJ4G

Aug 31, 2014

Obama was wrong, Feinstein says. ISIS is not a JV team. They're varsity. And the president has been "too cautious." ow.ly/AUJ4G

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces retake town of Amerli

latimes.com — Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi forces and Shiite militiamen Sunday broke a nearly three-month siege imposed by Islamic State extremists on the northern town of Amerli, residents said Sunday.
Aug 31, 2014

The tide turns: a troika of US airstrikes, Iraq forces and Shiite militia have broken the ISIS siege of Amerli. ow.ly/AUJvk

Aug 31, 2014

LATEST: U.S.-backed Iraqi forces retake town of Amerli, breaking 3 month siege by Islamic State ow.ly/AUpP1