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Clorox, Valencia firm team up on UV device that zaps hospital bacteria

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 5:00am
When Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital needed to disinfect its patient isolation rooms, it turned to a cleaner that only works alone and doesn't need a mask or any other protection.

Pro-Clinton group announces $2.5 million haul in second quarter

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 5:00am
An independent group urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016 announced Tuesday that it raised more than $2.5 million in the second quarter of this year. This figure brings the "Ready for Hillary" Super PAC’s fundraising haul to $8.25 million over the 18 months it has been in...

2 Texas lawmakers offer bipartisan bill to combat border crisis

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 3:00am
In an unlikely partnership, two Texas lawmakers -- one Democrat, one Republican -- are proposing a bipartisan bill that would empower the U.S. to speed up immigration hearings in hopes of stemming the crisis of unaccompanied children at the border.

Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 3:00am
In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger.

Jordan Clarkson, not Julius Randle, gets winning tip-in for Lakers

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 10:43pm
That Lakers draft pick looked pretty strong out there, fluid and gifted, often with a serious look on his face, especially when he went up for that game-winning tip-in with no time left.

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

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 10:18pm
The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.

Rob Schneider is serious about making a sitcom on spec

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 10:07pm
"Do we need more breakaway bottles," art director Carlos Osorio asks between takes on the set of "Real Rob."

VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 9:40pm
The Department of Veterans Affairs' disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the last few years, according to the VA's inspector general's office.

Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 9:05pm
Tap to watch a TV show clip on Lifetime's iPad app, and a high-definition video ad for the Home Depot begins playing, it seems, even before your finger has left the screen.

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes wins home run derby

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 8:59pm
The 2013 home run derby champion lit up the park again and defended his title.

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss tip caps to career of Yankees' Derek Jeter

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 8:45pm
Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 8:00pm
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes

Brazil's Scolari resigns as World Cup coach

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 7:56pm
Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned as Brazil's coach after the team's failure to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

Second investigation of CDC anthrax lapse finds more problems

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 7:42pm
Another federal investigation has found numerous safety problems at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s bioterrorism lab after a lapse last month that potentially exposed several dozen workers to anthrax, according to a House memo posted Monday.

Court tosses two convictions against former Bin Laden aide

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 7:27pm
A federal appeals court struck down two terrorism-related convictions Monday against Osama bin Laden's former press secretary and propagandist, Ali Hamza Bahlul, but upheld a third for conspiracy.

Even as an NFL rookie, Eric Dickerson seemed bound for greatness

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 7:11pm
Eric Dickerson didn't look all that special, not to the man in the hat.

It doesn't hurt to have home-field advantage in a World Series

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 6:59pm
When Mike Scioscia of the Angels was the American League manager in the 2003 All-Star game, he said he apologized to players before the game. In the past, he told them, he would have been sure to get each of them in the game. Now, maybe not.

Producers and cast of Jerusalem-set 'Dig' address Israel-Gaza crisis

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 6:58pm
Between "Homeland" and "Tyrant," producer Gideon Raff has come to specialize in depicting the Middle East for American television audiences. Next up on his slate is "Dig," a limited series for USA.

Facebook to track users' TV habits

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 6:41pm
Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried.

Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried.

Clayton Kershaw says Adam Wainwright deserves to start All-Star game

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 14, 2014 - 6:40pm
— If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star game next year.
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