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These sisters were found dead at a tropical African island resort. The exact cause of death is still a mystery
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:25:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Sisters who were found dead at a luxury resort on a tropical African island died of excess fluid in their lungs and brain, the Seychelles News Agency is reporting.

The bodies of Robin Korkki, 42, of Chicago, and her sister, Annie Korkki, 37, of Denver, were found in their resort villa last week...



SEC decides to keep championships in North Carolina, bucking boycott trend
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:25:00 PDT
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The Southeastern Conference reportedly has chosen to keep four upcoming league championships in North Carolina despite a controversial state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

SEC officials announced Friday they will not join the NBA, NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference, all of which...



Alabama chief justice removed from bench in gay-marriage dispute
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:00 PDT
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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's defiance of federal court rulings on gay marriage violated judicial ethics, a disciplinary court ruled Friday before suspending him for the rest of his term.

The punishment effectively removes Moore from office without the nine-member Alabama Court of the Judiciary...



Mirage headliner Terry Fator sells his Las Vegas home for $1.775 million
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:00 PDT
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Terry Fator, the ventriloquist, comedian and impressionist who won the second season of aAmericaas Got Talent,a has sold his home in Las Vegas for $1.775 million.

The roughly two-acre estate, found down the street from a mansion once owned by singer-entertainer Wayne Newton, came to market earlier...



Apple reportedly is opening a research and development center in China
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:05:00 PDT
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Apple Inc. is reportedly planning toA open its first research and development center in China, allowing the tech giant to extend its reach inA a vital market and maintain goodwill with the Chinese government.

The Cupertino tech giant will eventually invest 300 million yuan, or $45 million, inA the...



How apps and digital services play the new restaurant reservation game
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT
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Think of it asA a game of chance or maybeA the ultimate form of one-upsmanship. The prize? Hard-to-get reservations at the hottest restaurants in town. A

A To help play the latestA version of this game, aA growing series of apps and websitesA now allow diners to eschewA the old rules of dining, in which...



FTC files lawsuit against big L.A. auto group over deceptive 'yo-yo' tactics
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:50:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

A big auto dealer group in Los Angeles has been doing the ayo-yoa on car customers for years, according to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The yo-yo is an illegal dealer tactic that preys on people with bad credit. After being lured in by advertisements pitching low prices and low financing...



Paris Fashion Week Day 3: Rethinking the armor at Balmain and Rick Owens
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:35:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Though there hasnat been a single unifying theme to coalesce out of Paris Fashion Week (yet), the third day did serve up a pair of shows that put texture and fabrication center stage: Balmain and Rick Owens.

Balmain

Balmainas spring/summer 2017 collection, presented at the HA'tel Potocki in the...



The blaze that won't die: How Monterey County wildfire became one of costliest to fight
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:35:00 PDT
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GrowingA up in theA scenicA Carmel Valley Village, Vanessa Radley has seen her share of fires spread acrossA the picturesqueA mountains and ranch land east of Big Sur. But the blazeA burning through terrain immortalized inA John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath" has left even the most resilient Monterey County...


World leaders gather as former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres is laid to rest
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:30:00 PDT
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was laid to rest on Friday beneath the silent pine trees of Israelas Mount Herzl national cemetery, eulogized by Israeli leaders, family, and two American presidents as a founding father who first built up Israelas military industrial complex and then sought...



Donald Trump digs in on birther lie about Hillary Clinton
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:28:00 PDT
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Campaign 2016 updates: Nearly 95% of who gave to Trump's rivals are sitting out the general election Sept. 30, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Donald Trump heads to Michigan on Friday, while Hillary Clinton swings through Florida. About 95% of campaign donors who gave to Donald Trump's primary rivals have chosen...


Campaign 2016 updates: Nearly 95% of who gave to Trump's rivals are sitting out the general election
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Campaign 2016 updates: Nearly 95% of who gave to Trump's rivals are sitting out the general election Sept. 30, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Donald Trump heads to Michigan on Friday, while Hillary Clinton swings through Florida. About 95% of campaign donors who gave to Donald Trump's primary rivals have chosen...


Cardinals' playoff effort gets a boost when umpires refuse to review controversial game-winning play
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:15:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
The St. Louis Cardinals are a game behind San Francisco for the final National League playoff spot with three games to play in. They're in a pretty tough spot, but it could have been worse. At the very least, the Cardinals should not have beaten the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3, on Yadier Molina's two-out...


Yasiel Puig pulls Dodgers fan from stands to accept push-up challenge
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:15:00 PDT
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It was a good day at the ballpark for 12-year-old Noah Rosenberg. Before the Dodgers took on the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Petco Park, Rosenberg held a handwritten sign that read, "Dreams can come true! Will do push ups 4 a bat!" Dodgers outfielder YasielA Puig noticed Rosenberg's sign and...


Pick with (or against) the college football experts
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:10:00 PDT
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Each week, the Los Angeles Timesa contingent of college football expertsA a itas how they refer to themselvesA a will make choices on a variety of games. Warning, if they could accurately predictA results, they wouldnat be reporters or editors. Their picks:

Ben Bolch:

#22 Texas at Oklahoma State:...



Hillary Clinton tells Mary J. Blige that yes, it's hard to be both tough and likable as a woman
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Campaign 2016 updates: Nearly 95% of who gave to Trump's rivals are sitting out the general election Sept. 30, 2016, 8:27 a.m. Donald Trump heads to Michigan on Friday, while Hillary Clinton swings through Florida. About 95% of campaign donors who gave to Donald Trump's primary rivals have chosen...


My Favorite Room: Robert Patrick's focus on the visuals makes for a great room
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
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A custom three-bedroom contemporary was just a dream when actor Robert Patrick landed in Los Angeles from Cleveland in 1984. Back then, the budding star didnat even have a room.

aI lived in my car,a he said. aBut I had a goal to build a house in the Hollywood Hills.a

He lucked out. That very year,...



Hoping for a bigger raise or bonus in 2017? Don't.
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Anyone hoping his employer is planning to put more into raises and bonuses next year is likely to be disappointed.

Human resources consulting firm Aon Hewitt's annual U.S. salary increase survey predicts that base salaries and bonuses for U.S. workers won't budge in 2017, despite a better job market...



Updating a grand Spanish home into something warmer, more modern
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
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When husband and wife Peter Luttrell and Stephanie White moved into their homeA atop Mt. Washington, they had a challenge Angelenos often face: How do you marry old Spanish-style architecture with a modern lifestyle and furnishings?

To help them find a solution, they turned to interior designer...



27 recipes to celebrate Rosh Hashana
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins A Sunday at sundown and extends until Tuesday at sundown. If youare planning your menus, weave gatheredA 27 of our favorite recipes.A

Food writer and cookbook author Phyllis Glazer shares the symbolism that sweet flavorings, such as honey,A play in the meal:A "On...



2017 GMC Acadia Denali: A high-class, high-end SUV
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
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I was overcome by the most powerful sense of deja vuA during myA first half hour in the 2017 GMC Acadia AWD Denali.A I knew I'd never driven one aA I hadn't driven any GMC product since a Jimmy pick-up I owned in the 1970s a but it felt eerily familiar.

Then I remembered: Itas basically a rebadged,...



Oscar contenders from Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee and Ava DuVernay arriving soon
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards seasonA leading up to the Oscars.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times' awards columnist and your newsletter host.

The New York Film Festival gets underway Friday, and Times...



Las Vegas: $1 million at stake in Monster Energy Cup's supercross showdown
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
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The really big wheels will compete for really big bucks when supercross stars compete for $1 million in Las Vegas next month.

The Monster Energy CupA (which sounds more like a high-octane drink than a competition) is being billed as the indoor motorcycle sportas biggest potential payout.

Races are...



Tulsa officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge in shooting death of unarmed black man
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT
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A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

Tulsa officer Betty Shelby did not say anything at her first court appearance Friday, other than acknowledging her name. Her attorney,...



Home of the Day: A Calabasas pied-A -terre with all the perks
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:40:00 PDT
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One of 72 single-story flats in Avanti, a new mixed-use community in Calabasas, this pied-A -terre has a contemporary, urban feel. Open-plan interiors feature two-tone hues, custom lighting and a kitchen outfitted with high-end fixtures and appliances. Glass doors give way to a private patio that...



Crime: The Latest and Best in Crime Fiction
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:11 GMT
From nytimes.com
New books by Karin Fossum, Harlan Coben, Charles Todd and Sharon Bolton.


Fiction: A Dwarf Becomes a Wolf Girl in This Fairy-Tale Novel
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:56 GMT
From nytimes.com
A girl undergoes a series of curious transformations in Marisa Silver's new novel, "Little Nothing."


Fiction: The Lines Between Patients and Doctors Blur in a Novel Set in an Insane Asylum
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:49 GMT
From nytimes.com
In Anna Hope's "The Ballroom," the patients and doctors at a mental hospital are not so different from each other.


Fiction: A Minotaur’s in Maintenance in a Tale of Rust Belt America
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:43 GMT
From nytimes.com
A Minotaur finds work as a Civil War re-enactor in Steven Sherrill's "The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time."


The Shortlist: Poetry
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:34 GMT
From nytimes.com
New books by Etel Adnan, Peter Boyle, Hoa Nguyen and Michael Palmer.


Fiction: Melanie Finn’s Second Novel, ‘The Gloaming,’ Is Winning Widespread Praise
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:00 GMT
From nytimes.com
In Finn's new novel, a woman in flight from her life's tragedies settles in Africa.


Fiction: A New Novel About Marital Distress, a Depressed Mother and a Move to Australia
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:24:54 GMT
From nytimes.com
Stephanie Bishop's "The Other Side of the World" is an exquisite meditation on motherhood, marriage and the meaning of home.


Open Book: A Civil War Classic Endures
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:24:23 GMT
From nytimes.com
MacKinlay Kantor's "Andersonville," an epic novel about the notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in Georgia, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956.


The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:23:19 GMT
From nytimes.com
Witchcraft is suspected in Alan Bradley's latest book about the 12-year-old chemist-sleuth Flavia de Luce, No. 6 on the hardcover fiction list.


Paperback Row
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:22:43 GMT
From nytimes.com
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.


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