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Bank of America takes $4 billion litigation hit

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:04am
Bank of America said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings were hit by higher litigation expenses.

Arizona politician, protesters mistake YMCA campers for immigrants

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:00am
A would-be congressman joined protesters in Oracle, Ariz., to object to housing some Central American immigrant children at a local academy. But when all was said and done, he might have been better off staying home. 

Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig are baseball's most exciting players

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:30am
At the All-Star break, you can debate which players should be the major award winners. You can also debate which players are the most fun to watch. Who do you consider the most exciting players in the game? Our list starts with:

A year into Detroit's bankruptcy, many residents still feel abandoned

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:30am
In the year since this city filed for bankruptcy, becoming the largest municipality ever to do so, leaders have adopted a more optimistic tone about the future, pledging to fix streetlights and attract new residents and jobs.

Chris Christie's fleeting movie trailer promising pension reform

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 6:00am
It’s difficult to get voters to pay attention to dry topics like pension reform, so New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s team briefly tried a new tactic this week: a mock movie trailer filled with fire, explosions and a cameo by “The Rock.”

Clayton Kershaw is on his way toward winning a third Cy Young Award

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:30am
Who looks like the Cy Young Award winners as we take our midseason break?

London West Hollywood hotel adding posh suites to unoccupied top floor

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:00am
The lofty ninth "ghost" floor of the London West Hollywood will soon be occupied for the first time since the posh hotel was completed in 1984.

L.A. television production booms in second quarter, agency says

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:00am
Los Angeles saw a big boost in TV production across all genres in the three months ended June 30, increasing 34% over the same period last year.

Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 5:00am
After wrapping up a nine-month electrician training program at Everest College-San Bernardino in 2011, Kenneth Dewar hoped to get the career placement assistance he had been promised.

From foes to brothers in arms: Ukraine police and protesters unite

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 3:00am
"Run for cover, everybody; get the hell out of here, on the double!" the leader of the commando unit shouted over his shoulder to the men behind him, his voice echoing eerily in the pitch-black basement. "It is a booby-trap. Watch your step for more wires as you go!"

Derek Jeter's MLB All-Star farewell is perfect: No rules, just right

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 11:18pm
As Derek Sanderson Jeter graced his final All-Star game, what made the moment special was what it was not.

Mike Trout is All-Star MVP after leading AL to 5-3 victory

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 10:35pm
The all-Jeter-all-the-time All-Star game started the way it was supposed to Tuesday night when Derek Jeter dived to his left for a shot off Andrew McCutchen's bat and rifled a throw to first base.

Head injuries prompt UCLA's Lauren Holiday to retire from basketball

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 9:37pm
Lauren Holiday has played her last college basketball game. A series of head injuries has prompted the guard from Calabasas to retire, UCLA announced Tuesday.

NBA commissioner: 'Replay center,' midseason tournament are possible

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 9:16pm
The NBA will begin experimental use of a "replay center" in Secaucus, N.J., to assist referees with in-game calls, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Tuesday.

Jon Stewart to Hillary Clinton: 'You're running for president'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:54pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton has faced lots of creative attempts to decipher her plans for a second White House run. On Tuesday night, Jon Stewart tried trick questions about architecture, eliciting a more interesting response than most. 

Mike Trout named All-Star Game MVP as AL beats NL, 5-3

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:49pm
Mike Trout won the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player award following the American League's 5-3 victory over the National League in the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Huston Street thinks he'd look good in Angels uniform

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:39pm
In the hours before the All-Star game, Huston Street dressed in the uniform of the San Diego Padres. The Angels are trying to put a halo on him, soon, and Street would be thrilled to join them.

Julius Randle might be something for Lakers

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:30pm
There are murmurs, nothing serious, because it's only July and this is the NBA's summer league, not the last 30 games of the regular season.

Billy Hamilton could steal the NL rookie-of-the-year award

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:15pm
At the All-Star break, a speedster is a top candidate for National League rookie of the year, and a pitcher's recovery from injury could determine the AL winner.

Wednesday's TV Highlights: '2014 ESPYs' on ESPN and ESPN2

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
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