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Two former Utah attorneys general arrested on bribery charges

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:56pm
Two former Utah attorneys general were arrested Tuesday on state charges of taking bribes from businessmen and obstructing justice while running one of the state’s highest offices.

You can use a fake name on Google+ now

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:49pm
Google’s social network Google+ loosened up a little bit Tuesday, announcing that it would no longer require users to go by their real names.

Apple, IBM team up to develop apps for businesses

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:46pm
Thirty years after Apple took thinly veiled potshots at IBM in the now-famous 1984 Super Bowl commercial, the two companies are making nice.

Tiger Woods says only first place is acceptable

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:46pm
Tiger Woods was introspective. He was friendly. He was defiant.

University of Texas can use race as factor in admissions, court rules

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:41pm
The University of Texas can continue to use race as a consideration for undergraduate admissions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. 

Court rules Texas can't ban sale of Confederate flag license plates

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:35pm
A federal court ruled that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles could not prohibit the sale of specialty license plates featuring an image of the Confederate flag.

To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:31pm
What if the best way to change minds isn’t to tell people why they’re wrong, but to tell them why they’re right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.

TCA 2014: ABC President Paul Lee showcases more diverse lineup

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:25pm
ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.  

Dwyane Wade agrees to two-year deal with Heat

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:17pm
Dwyane Wade isn't going anywhere.

Young women with sexy social media photos seen as incompetent: study

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 2:15pm
Imagine a Facebook profile picture of a young woman in a red dress with a plunging neckline and a thigh-high slit that exposes a garter -- how do you think other young women will perceive her?

Jon Favreau's 'Jungle Book' casts newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 1:56pm
Jon Favreau's adaptation of "The Jungle Book" has found its Mowgli in 10-year-old newcomer Neel Sethi, Disney announced Tuesday.

Oscar-nominee Viola Davis on return to TV: 'I wanted to be the show'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 1:48pm
Oscar-nominee Viola Davis wanted to be the life of the party, not the setup — that's why, she said, she accepted television's invite.

Stocks close lower as investors digest earnings

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 1:46pm
The Federal Reserve's latest take on the U.S. economy put many investors into sell mode Tuesday, sending stocks mostly lower after a brief upward turn early in the day.

This North Carolina candidate wants votes, taco trucks and beer money

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 1:45pm
As a Libertarian pizza deliverer looking to upset the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina, long shot candidate Sean Haugh was bound to attract some attention.

Opposing immigration demonstrators kept 3 miles apart in Oracle, Az.

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 11:08am
Demonstrations began Tuesday in the Arizona town of Oracle, the latest municipality trying to come to grips with the surge in children and women from Central America who have illegally crossed into the United States in record numbers, straining local patience and politics.

Spurrier calls Nick Saban best 'recruiter' in college football history

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 11:05am
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier, who may have the best jab since Marvin Hagler, took what seemed to be a subtle poke at Alabama Coach Nick Saban.

'Boondocks' creator Aaron McGruder signs deal with Adult Swim

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 10:49am
Aaron McGruder, creator of the edgy "The Boondocks" animated series, has signed a first-look development deal with Adult Swim. The first project will be a new live action/adventure pilot with the working title of "Hooligan Squad" about an American insurgency in Japanese occupied San...

Conan O'Brien will make acting debut in 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 10:37am
By his own admission, Conan O'Brien will never be a movie star on the level of George Clooney or Tom Hanks. But that doesn't mean he can't turn to acting at age 51. Which is why the "Conan" host announced on Monday's show that he will soon be making his debut as a thespian in the upcoming...

Lionsgate, Alibaba plan subscription video streaming service in China

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 10:28am
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and Lionsgate announced on Monday that they will launch a subscription streaming service for mainland China.

No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 10:26am
The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.
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