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Factory output in California surging despite job losses

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 7:48pm
California manufacturers really can do more with less.

Candace Parker leads Sparks past Indiana Fever, 86-78

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 7:45pm
Candace Parker scored 17 of her season-high 34 points in the third quarter and Los Angeles overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana Fever, 86-78, on Tuesday night.

Dodgers' season to date largely unseen, needs L.A. mayor on the scene

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 7:31pm
The baseball season has reached its traditional halfway point, and Dodgers fans continue to lead the league in strikeouts.

Skyscraper to get observation deck

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 5:33pm
U.S. Bank Tower aims to draw 500,000 tourists a year with sweeping views of L.A.

U.S. Bank Tower aims to draw 500,000 tourists a year with sweeping views of L.A.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Ronda Rousey: 'I don't even know who he is'

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 5:24pm
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world right now, and he doesn’t take too kindly to other fighters claiming they could defeat him.

Indie music label group launching campaign for fair digital deals

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 5:16pm
A London trade group that advocates for independent record labels says it is launching a campaign to make sure artists are treated fairly when it comes to money earned from digital music -- and the indies are signing on. 

Immigration debate launches new round of finger-pointing in Congress

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:57pm
The debate in Congress over how to handle the crisis at the Southwestern border appears certain to become more heated before any resolution is reached.

Trevor Ariza traded to Houston Rockets as part of three-team deal

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 15, 2014 - 4:56pm
Trevor Ariza will join the Houston Rockets as part of a three-team trade also involving the New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards.

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.
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