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David Fincher thriller 'Gone Girl' to open New York Film Festival

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:06pm
"Gone Girl," David Fincher's thriller based on the bestselling Gillian Flynn novel, will open this year's New York Film Festival on Sept. 26, according to a Variety report.

Supreme Court ruling on prayer at board meetings still reverberates

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:49pm
The letter arrived in Sue Galloway's mailbox with no return address and a brief message warning Galloway, who is Jewish, to "be careful." It was signed "666."

Bryan Cranston to reprise role as LBJ in 'All the Way' for HBO

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:45pm
It's back to the small screen for Bryan Cranston.

40-year-old mom makes New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:43pm
A 40-year-old mother of two earned a spot on the New Orleans Saints cheerleading squad, known as the Saintsations, the team announced Wednesday.

Missouri executes sixth inmate this year after legal battle

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:01pm
Missouri executed John Middleton on Wednesday night after two days of legal efforts to prevent it. He was pronounced dead at 7:06 p.m. local time.

Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:56pm
It's well known that cigarettes are bad for your health, but does smoking make you more likely to kill yourself too?

Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan to reboot Universal's classic monsters

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:47pm
Like Dr. Frankenstein in his arcane laboratory, Universal Pictures is on a mission to revive the dead.

Netflix cuts costs by ending Saturday DVD shipments

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:40pm
Netflix Inc. has quietly stopped shipping DVDs from its distribution centers on Saturdays, a cost-cutting move that signals the company is easing out of the DVD subscription service and keeping its focus on online streaming.

Galaxy's Landon Donovan, Omar Gonzalez selected to MLS All-Star team

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:38pm
Galaxy forward Landon Donovan and defender Omar Gonzalez were voted by fans to be part of Major League Soccer's All-Star team, the league said Wednesday.

Safety group lists best used cars for teen drivers

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:16pm
Many teens are driving cars that are poorly matched to their driving skills, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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.
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