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Tom Wolfe rules this 'Kingdom of Speech'
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:22:39 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
In 'The Kingdom of Speech,' the best-selling writer looks at the study of linguistics.


California representatives call for congressional investigation into Purdue Pharma and other opioid makers
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Two California representatives called Monday for a congressional investigation of opioid manufacturers, citing a Los Angeles Times investigation that found that the maker of OxyContin collectedA extensive evidence of criminal trafficking of its drug but in many casesA did not alert law enforcement.

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Lane Kiffin's offense and a furious defense could make Alabama even better than last season
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Alabama knew it had broken Michigan State by the third quarter of Januaryas College Football Playoff semifinal.

Michigan State hadnat scored yet a and wouldnat at all in a 38-0 drubbing. After Alabama swarmedA another screen pass,A Spartans quarterback Connor Cook stomped to the sideline and vented.

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An effort to impose campaign donation limits on local races is killed by the state Senate
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:48:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:47:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


Gene Wilder dies at 83; 'Willy Wonka' star and Mel Brooks collaborator
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:45:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

In 1963,A Gene Wilder was starring alongside Anne Bancroft in one of his first major stage roles, a Broadway production of aMother Courage and Her Children,aA when he met aA man who would forever change the course of his career:A Bancroftas future husband, Mel Brooks.

Five years later, Brooks cast...



Ratepayers will remain on the hook for gas leaks after Assembly rejects new legislation
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:42:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


Measure that would ease building additional housing units goes to the governor
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:39:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...

Maryland public defender's office calls for immediate suspension of Baltimore police surveillance program
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:30:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Marylandas Office of the Public Defender has asked the Baltimore Police Department to stop filming citizens from the sky until the public is briefed on the program and defense attorneys are given access to the footage.

The public defender also wants to know how evidence gathered by the recently...



Huma Abedin is Hillary Clinton's closest aide, and now she might be a liability
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:30:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Before any of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weineras creepy sexting even came to light, his wife had attracted unwanted attention for her boss, Hillary Clinton.

Huma Abedin is a favorite target of Republicans. They accuse her of being a Saudi spy, a self-dealing insider, the mastermind behind a plot...



Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw to face hitters on Tuesday
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:20:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Shortly after playing catch at Coors Field on Monday, Clayton Kershaw packed a bag and headed for a flight back to Los Angeles. Three other pitchers on the disabled list aA Scott Kazmir, Brandon McCarthy and Alex WoodA aA followed a similar schedule.

The quartet traveled to Denver on Sunday evening...



How we overlook the flaws in the 'The Night Of,' 'Stranger Things' and more
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Approaching the end of aThe Night Ofa felt akin to watching Olympic gymnastics. There were lots of twists and risky maneuvers,A but could they stick the landing?

(If you havenat watched the conclusion of the HBO drama aA or aStranger Thingsa on Netflix aA proceed with caution. Spoilers ahead.)

Given...



Gender pay equity could be expanded under this measure
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:09:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


What does Trump mean when he says he will deport 'criminal' immigrants first?
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

During a week of ping-ponging immigration stances,A Donald Trump appears to be shifting his position from one which initiallyA called for the deportation of all 11 million people here illegallyA to one that would focus onA acriminala immigrants.

Though it is true that some in the U.S.A illegally have...



Juan Gabriel was a songwriter who knew how to channel the struggles of modern life and the hurt of the wounded
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
It's a song that begins as a whisper before turning into a wail. "Hasta Que Te ConocA" ("Until I Met You"), first performed by the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel in the mid-1980s, begins with a quiet moment of reflection - aA person, unnamed,A taking account of their romantic past as a lone guitar plucks...


Late start of classes seems to give UCLA an early jump on opponents
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:55:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

One aspect of UCLA Coach Jim Moraas job might make him feel like heas still in the NFL.

The Bruins enjoy about three weeks each season when their only worry is the game. There are no classes, late-night study sessions or jostling with other students for three-ring binders at the campus bookstore.

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Eugene Sims and Ethan Westbrooks have come a long way to add depth to the Los Angeles' Rams defensive line
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:45:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Between position drills, defensive line meetings and the grind of training camp, Eugene Sims and Ethan Westbrooks of the Rams spend a lot of time with each other.

But what ties their careers together is rarely mentioned.

aOnce in a while one of us will do something and weall say, aYou know we...



Fox News says Andrea Tantaros' allegations are a 'smokescreen' for a contract breach
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:35:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Fox News is denying the sexual harassment allegations of former co-host Andrea Tantaros and has asked that her complaints against the network go to arbitration.

In a memorandum filed Monday in New York Supreme Court, Fox News disputes Tantarosa allegation that she was removed from her on-air role...



County-USC patients' personal information stolen in car break-in
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:20:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Files containing personal information on more than 700 patients treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center were stolen when an employee's car was broken into, county health officials said Monday.

The break-in occurred in July. The county Department of Health Services released a statement...



Major changes in California elections are on the way if Gov. Jerry Brown signs this bill
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:15:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


New mandatory prison sentence bill inspired by Stanford sexual assault heads to governor's desk
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:14:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Essential Politics: Farmworker overtime measure heads to California governor Aug. 29, 2016, 5:47 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. There are several hundred bills still pending before scheduled adjournment Wednesday. We're tracking the...


Clinton on debating Trump: 'I'm running against someone who will say or do anything'
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from Anthony Weiner after his sexting Aug. 29, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Abedin announced the end of her marriage after new sexually charged photos of Weiner surfaced.Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin splits from husband Anthony Weiner after latest...


Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from Anthony Weiner after his sexting
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from Anthony Weiner after his sexting Aug. 29, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Abedin announced the end of her marriage after new sexually charged photos of Weiner surfaced.Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin splits from husband Anthony Weiner after latest...


Rams make 14 cuts before the deadline for getting to a 75-man roster
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The Rams cut 14 players Monday to reduce their roster ahead of Tuesdayas 75-man roster deadline.A

L.A. has until 1 p.m. Tuesday to finalize its 75-man roster ahead of A its last exhibition game, against the Vikings in Minnesota on Thursday.A

The next cut comes Saturday, when teams will have until...



L.A. school employee charged with smuggling heroin and cellphones to San Quentin death row inmate
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:10:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

A teaching assistant with the Los Angeles Unified School DistrictA has been charged with smuggling heroinA and cellphones to an inmate on San QuentinasA death row.A

Teri Orina Nichols, 47, was charged with one felony count of bringing a controlled substance or drug paraphernalia into a prison or jail...



U.S. reaches refugee milestone amid campaign debate
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:05:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton aide Huma Abedin to separate from Anthony Weiner after his sexting Aug. 29, 2016, 4:10 p.m. Abedin announced the end of her marriage after new sexually charged photos of Weiner surfaced.Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin splits from husband Anthony Weiner after latest...


Books of The Times: In ‘Good Vibrations,’ Summer Fun Soured by Mike Love’s Score Settling
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:27:05 GMT
From nytimes.com
Mr. Love's memoir of his long Beach Boys career offers lots of inside information but tends to be overpowered by boasts and grudges.


About That Ouija Board: How Langdon Hammer Summoned a Poet’s Spirit
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:25:02 GMT
From nytimes.com
Mr. Hammer, who wrote a 2015 biography of James Merrill, discusses the poet's mysticism, the biographer's job -- and the Ouija board.


Nonfiction: A Book Examines the Curious Case of a Man Whose Memory Was Removed
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:30:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
In "Patient H.M.," the journalist Luke Dittrich questions his grandfather's role in an infamous case of a patient with permanent amnesia.


Fiction: Noah Hawley on a Thriller in Which Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse Face Off
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:30:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
Graham Moore's "The Last Days of Night" is inspired by Edison's efforts to drive Westinghouse out of business.


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