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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz formally renounces Canadian citizenship

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Ted Cruz may never be president of the United States.

'Dumb and Dumber To' trailer has old pair up to new gross-out tricks

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 8:32am
The last 20 years have changed many things, but those looking for some good old reliability can take comfort in one thing that hasn’t changed: the perfect clueless, gross-out-ness of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. The two, ahem, heroes of the Farrelly brothers' “Dumb and Dumber” are back...

Watch some guy named Bobby Ramos troll LeBron James and the Heat

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 8:10am
Few can massage a phrase as Bobby can.

'Edge of Tomorrow' tops China box office; 'X-Men' hits $100 million

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 8:08am
Tom Cruise’s “Edge of Tomorrow” edged out the competition at the mainland China box office last week, earning $26.5 million in its first weekend of release and taking the No. 1 spot at the box office for the seven days ending Sunday.

Stock market declines after World Bank cuts economic outlook

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 7:35am
Stock prices slipped early Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global economic forecast, including reduced estimates for the United States and China.

Amazon takes on Warner Bros. Paula Deen is coming back.

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 7:11am
After the coffee. Before covering Capitol Hill in my bathrobe.

Egyptian activist, 23 others get 15 years in jail for political dissent

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 7:05am
A criminal court on Wednesday handed down a 15-year jail term for a leading figure in the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak in connection with a protest last year against the military-backed government. It was the first such verdict under new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi.

Ruslan Provodnikov wants to impress, earn fight with Manny Pacquiao

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 7:00am
Ruslan Provodnikov is moving toward the tricky moment of needing to call out his stablemate Manny Pacquiao.

Tough moments on reality TV? The ugly cry face, for starters

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 7:00am
The thing about reality TV is that it isn't scripted — truly, it isn't. So when a situation gets a little out of control, it's up to the show's host to handle it, smooth things over, figure out a way to make good TV out of a problem.

Five takeaways from Spurs' victory in Game 3 of the NBA Finals

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 11, 2014 - 6:30am
Here are five takeaways from the San Antonio Spurs’ 111-92 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena:

Google's driverless car will need more testing, watchdog group warns

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 8:39am
A consumer group wants the California Department of Motor Vehicles to slow Google’s rush to get driverless cars on the road.

Hillary Clinton's first book signing draws long lines in New York

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 8:23am
‎The line began forming in Union Square barely after sunrise. Two hours later it snaked for nearly three city blocks, circling the Barnes & Noble bookstore where Hillary Rodham Clinton held her first signing event for her just-released book, "Hard Choices. "

Join a live chat with 'The Mindy Project's' Mindy Kaling on Wednesday

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 8:00am
Love has never come easy for Mindy Lahiri. The neurotic, print-mixing OB-GYN at the center of Fox's "The Mindy Project" has locked lips with more than a few frogs in her quest to find the kind of love gleaned from countless rom-com viewings.

Cruel summer for Warner Bros. Chase Carey signs new deal at Fox.

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 7:25am
After the coffee. Before hoping Dunkin' Donuts steers clear of my area.

Hillary Clinton defends speaking fees but says she understands hardships

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 7:03am
Under fire from critics for saying she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” when they left the White House, Hillary Clinton defended her statement during a live interview Tuesday morning.

Join a live chat with 'The Voice' host Carson Daly on Wednesday

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 7:00am
Carson Daly isn't simply the host and executive producer of "The Voice." He's the host and executive producer of Emmy-winning "The Voice" -- and that's something to sing about.

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia irked by instant-replay ruling

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 6:30am
A controversial call that was overturned by instant replay had no bearing on the outcome of the Angels’ 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night, but Manager Mike Scioscia was still irritated by it after the game.

Las Vegas shooter Jerad Miller had numerous run-ins with police

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 6:00am
Jerad Miller and his wife, Amanda, fatally shot two police officers eating lunch in a pizzeria in Las Vegas on Sunday.

FAA grants first certificate for commercial drone operations over land

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 6:00am
Monrovia drone maker AeroVironment Inc. announced a contract that marks the first time unmanned aircraft will be performing routine commercial services over land in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

As nuclear talks stall, Iran says negotiations may require more time

Los Angeles Times Book Reviews - June 10, 2014 - 5:56am
As U.S. and Iranian officials meet in Geneva to try to revive stalled nuclear negotiations, one Iranian official said the two sides may need to extend their talks six months beyond the current deadline of July 20.
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