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For Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, a battle with no end in sight

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:13pm
On May 11, officers from Russia's Federal Security Bureau arrived at the Crimea home of movie director Oleg Sentsov, where he lives with his wife and two children.

Obama takes aim at firms that shift profits overseas to avoid taxes

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:10pm
The Obama administration called out corporate America for its growing use of a tactic to avoid paying taxes and urged lawmakers to act quickly to put a halt to the maneuver.

Man shot to death at popular Elvis museum Graceland Too

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 4:47pm
A 28-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday night at Graceland Too, the popular Elvis Presley tourist attraction in Holly Springs, Miss.

Obama announces new sanctions on Russia, calls for peace in Gaza

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:57pm
President Obama announced new sanctions against a "weakening" Russian economy and continued his call for a diplomatic solution to the rocket fire that has left dozens of civilians dead along the Gaza Strip in recent days.

Michelle Obama talks veterans' jobs and homes -- but not VA healthcare

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:48pm
This is what it means to be first lady: you enjoy a 66% popularity rating, almost 20 points higher than your husband's.

GOP-led House gives marijuana businesses another boost

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:46pm
When it comes to liberalizing marijuana policy, Congress has once again shown that it is not always the liberals taking the lead.

Henrik Stenson's quick wit puts some swing in his British Open outing

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:38pm
The Swedish golfer, who last year earned the FedEx Cup, is ranked as the world's No. 2 player. That plus his twinkling good humor should make him a favorite.

The Swedish golfer, who last year earned the FedEx Cup, is ranked as the world's No. 2 player. That plus his twinkling good humor should make him a favorite.

TV ratings: 2014 MLB All-Star game boasts high numbers

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:30pm
The 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star game on Fox proved to be a grand slam in TV ratings, according to Nielsen Media Research.

3 men linked to Mexican drug ring charged in kidnapping of S.C. man

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 2:10pm
Three men said to be members of a Mexican drug organization have been accused of kidnapping for ransom a South Carolina man who allegedly owed them $200,000 in marijuana, according to court documents.

Another 'oops' moment for Scott Brown in New Hampshire Senate race

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 1:59pm
When your biggest liability is the fact that you’ve been labeled a carpetbagger, it helps to avoid any confusion about the state that you’re running to represent.

Latest Fed survey sees improved economy

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 1:58pm
The economy kept expanding in all regions of the country in June and early July, helped by strength in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday indicates.

Pelosi opposes change that would make deporting children easier

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 1:55pm
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has shifted her stance on amending a law to make it easier for the U.S. to deport minors, now saying she opposes such a change because it would deprive the children of due process.

Stocks close higher; Time Warner soars

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 1:47pm
Major stock indexes rebounded Wednesday, finishing higher for the third time in four days and lifting the Dow Jones industrial average to its second record close this month.

Netflix cuts costs by ending Saturday DVD shipments

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 12:03pm
Netflix has quietly stopped sending Saturday shipments to customers of its DVD subscription service, a move that could save the company 10% annually on shipping costs, one analyst estimates.

Jesse Owens film 'Race' lands at Focus Features; adds Sudeikis, Irons

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:50am
"Race," a biographical drama about Olympic track and field star Jesse Owens, will cross the finish line at Focus Features, which has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the film.

Price not right: Angels won't break up major league roster in trades

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:47am
David Price might be the grand prize in the trade market, but the Angels are out of the running.

Sling Media introduces new entry-level, Wi-Fi-enabled Slingbox M1

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:35am
Sling Media Inc. on Tuesday announced the Slingbox M1, a new, cheaper version of its entry-level set-top box.

21st Century Fox - Time Warner deal would face intense D.C. scrutiny

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:34am
A potential combination of entertainment giants 21st Century Fox and Time Warner would likely draw intense scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Capitol Hill and consumer groups already concerned about media consolidation.
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