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Gallopin's breaks away for stage win; Nibali leads Tour de France

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:11am
French rider Tony Gallopin led a late breakaway in a show of opportunism and savvy racing to win Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.

Amazon appears to be testing an unlimited Kindle ebook subscription

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 11:11am
Amazon.com appears to be testing a new subscription model that would give members all-you-can-read access to more than 600,000 ebooks for $9.99 a month. 

'Disco Demolition 2' will destroy Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus records

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 9:01am
It has been 35 years since the Chicago White Sox held "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, when fans were asked to bring their disco record to be destroyed in an on-field explosion between games of a doubleheader between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers. After the destruction, thousands...

UCLA's soccer team is getting national player of the year Abu Danladi

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:56am
A native of Ghana, Abu Danladi can't wait to join UCLA's soccer team this fall. He was named the Gatorade national player of the year in soccer after playing the last three years for Dunn High in Los Olivos, Calif.

Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax head all-time All-Star team

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 8:31am
All day Tuesday, Times readers were asked to vote in a series of polls to select the greatest players at each position in baseball history. Readers were able to vote for three people at each position (except right-handed starter, where the limit was five). There were 8,608 ballots cast, and...

Speculation surrounds Carl Crawford as non-waiver trade deadline looms

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:45am
The non-waiver trade deadline looms later this month, and you can expect more contenders and bottom feeders will do what the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs have already done. The A’s bulked up; the Cubs dumped salary. Here’s a look at some other players who might change places:

21st Century Fox made offer for Time Warner; ABC touts diversity

L.A. Times - California Politics - July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
After the coffee. Before what promises to be a very long day.

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.
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