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Watch Veronica Roth's live chat on 'Carve the Mark'
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:38:43 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The 'Divergent' creator took fan questions in honor of her new release.


Ivanka Trump delays release for book 'Women Who Work'
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:46:34 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The delay is due to "momentous changes" in Ivanka's life.


A strong heroine carves her mark in Veronica Roth's latest
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:02:49 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
'Carve the Mark' is the first in a two-book sci-fi adventure series.


The Actor statuette is ready for its SAG close-up
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:04:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
2017 Awards season updates: SAG awards nominations favor 'Manchester By the Sea,' 'Fences' and 'Moonlight' Jan. 17, 2017, 7:04 p.m. Awards season is underway, with all roads leading to Oscar night on Feb. 26. Keep up with all the buzz and predictions here, where you'll find the latest on the guild...


2017 Awards season updates: SAG awards nominations favor 'Manchester By the Sea,' 'Fences' and 'Moonlight'
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:04:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
2017 Awards season updates: SAG awards nominations favor 'Manchester By the Sea,' 'Fences' and 'Moonlight' Jan. 17, 2017, 7:04 p.m. Awards season is underway, with all roads leading to Oscar night on Feb. 26. Keep up with all the buzz and predictions here, where you'll find the latest on the guild...


Just how much money has Donald Trump's secretary of Education choice given to Republicans?
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:56:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
Chelsea Manning's prison sentence is commuted Jan. 17, 2017, 6:56 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: President Obama reduces the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of giving classified material to WikiLeaks Meet...


Chelsea Manning's prison sentence is commuted
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:56:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
Chelsea Manning's prison sentence is commuted Jan. 17, 2017, 6:56 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: President Obama reduces the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of giving classified material to WikiLeaks Meet...

Jury convicts LAPD officer of destroying evidence and sending 'harmful' messages to teen
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A Los Angeles police officer who worked in an LAPD youth program was convicted Tuesday of distributing harmful matter to a teenage girl, authorities said.

After a five-day trial, a downtown L.A. jury convicted Abel Montes De Oca of two misdemeanor counts: destroying evidence and distributing aharmful...



UCLA's Bryce Alford has no problem with his dad's decision to sub him out against Utah
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Bryce Alford spent the final five seconds of the performances that would make him Pac-12 Conference player of the week on the bench.

He wasnat hurt. He wasnat in foul trouble. He wasnat celebrating a blowout victory.

He just wasnat the best defensive option.

With UCLA leading Utah by one point...



LAPD officer assigned to FBI-led task force shoots murder suspect in Anaheim, authorities say
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A Los Angeles police officer assigned to an FBI-led fugitive task force shot a 24-year-old murder suspect in Anaheim on Tuesday morning as the team was searchingA for him, authorities said.

The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. at a plant nursery on West Broadway, where police say the task force...



Qualcomm is accused of anti-competitive tactics
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:40:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A U.S. regulator hasA sued Qualcomm over the way that it licenses cellular patents to smartphone makers a joining South Korea and potentially other governments in seeking to upend the San Diegoas companyas patent royalty practices.

The Federal Trade Commission filed the civil lawsuit Tuesday in...



Ex-aide for Costa Mesa congressman pleads guilty to embezzling more than $300,000
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A former volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) pleaded guilty Tuesday to two dozen felony counts in connection with the embezzlement of more than $300,000 from the congressman's reelection committee.

Jack Wenpo Wu, 46, pleaded guilty to three felony counts of grand...



Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke tells lawmakers he opposes the sale of public land
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Rep. Ryan Zinke, the Montana RepublicanA nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Interior secretary, said Tuesday that his aNo. 1 job is to restore trusta between Americans and the federal agencies that manage land and water across the West.

Referring to what he called the atop-downa...



Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's prison sentence
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

President Obama on Tuesday reduced the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the Army private convicted of leaking thousands of classified reports to WikiLeaks, to the nearly seven years she has served.

The president also pardoned retired Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, who pleaded guilty...



Death toll from California's winter storms continues to rise
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

An 81-year-old woman in Bakersfield who drowned after being swept away in floodwaters is the latest confirmed storm-related death in California, authorities said.

On Tuesday, the Kern County Sheriffas OfficeA identified the woman as Vivian Mary Robinson, who was last seen leaving workA on Jan. 5.

...


Death Valley sees more damage from visitors driving off-road
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Rangers are taking stronger measures to try to prevent visitors from driving on dry lake beds and other fragile areas at Death Valley National Park.

The National Park Service said Tuesday that there have been additional incidents since last summer when someone drove on the famed Racetrack playa,...



Journalists can be called to testify in San Bernardino County corruption case, judge rules
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A San Bernardino County judge Tuesday ruled that prosecutors can call numerous journalists to testify in the ongoing public corruption trials of a former county supervisor and others.

However, attorneys in the caseA reached an agreement that would allow at least two journalists to avoid taking the...



Venus Williams advances to third round of Australian Open
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

It was inevitable after such an energetic performance in her second-round win over Stefanie Voegele at the Australian Open that Venus Williams would get asked about transcending the generations in tennis.A

The 36-year-old, seven-time major winner played the first of her record 73 Grand Slam tournaments...



Your heartbeat modulates your racial biases. Here's how
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:50:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

In humans, the distance between the brain and heart can be a foot or more. But when it comes to processing such raw emotions as fear and racial prejudice, new research finds the two organsA are closer than we may want to believe.

A study has demonstrated that the snap judgments many of us make about...



Who's in and who's out in the race to replace Rep. Xavier Becerra in Congress
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) is still awaiting confirmation as Californiaas next attorney general, and thereas no date set for an election to replace him, but that hasnat stopped the furious pace of palace intrigue.

The names of more than a dozen potential candidates to replace Becerra in...



Woman gets 21 months in prison for cross-country anti-fur rampage
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:05:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Iowa farmer got the first call from his wife about 4:45 a.m., reporting that their mink were running all over the highway.

Keith Conrad got into his truck and couldnat comprehend the carnage he found aA dozens of mink turned into road kill, some with their backs broken but still alive. Hundreds...



Thomas Tull resigns from Legendary Entertainment as Wanda installs interim CEO
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Thomas Tull has resigned as chairman and chief executive of Legendary Entertainment, nearly a year after Chinaas Dalian Wanda Group acquired the Burbank film and TV production company in a high-profile deal worth $3.5 billion.A

Wanda has installed Jack Gao as Legendaryas interim chief executiveA while...



Melania Trump likely turning to Ralph Lauren for inaugural week looks
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

However inconsequential soon-to-be first ladyA Melania Trumpas inaugural week wardrobe may seem in the grand scheme of the Trump administration, her selections carry great heft for the fashion world withA Ralph LaurenA seemingly as the front-runner.

In an act of his own bipartisanship,A Ralph Lauren...



Supreme Court justices are skeptical of deportation order against Bay Area burglar
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:52:00 PST
From feeds.latimes
Chelsea Manning's prison sentence is commuted Jan. 17, 2017, 6:56 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: President Obama reduces the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of giving classified material to WikiLeaks Meet...


Former USC football player is sorry that he 'lashed out' at lawyers after plea
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A day after former USC football player Owen Hanson pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court to running an overseas gambling operation and a drug-trafficking network, he told a magazine editor that he had beenA tricked.

Hanson, 34, said he wasA the victim of a abait andA switcha and that he was prepared...



Worker falls 25 feet into a water tank at a downtown L.A. construction site
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

A worker fell about 25 feet into a water tank TuesdayA at a downtown Los Angeles construction site, prompting a rescue operation.

The 30-year-oldA man fell shortly after 2 p.m. at a building site in the 700 block of South Spring Street, according to Margaret Stewart, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles...



Protesters fear L.A. County sheriff's drones could be used for spying
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:40:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Roughly 20 people took to downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday and called on the Los Angeles County Sheriffas Department to immediately suspend plans to deploy a drone in emergency situations, saying they fearedA the device will be used for warrantless surveillance.

Hamid Khan, founder of the Stop LAPD...



Olympic swimming champ Ian Thorpe sells his Hollywood Hills retreat
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Ian Thorpe, the Olympic freestyle champion known as the Thorpedo, may not haveA set a record for a speedy sale, but he did sell his home in the Laurel Canyon area of Hollywood Hills for its asking price of $950,000.

The hillside home, which sold in 55 days, was built in 1961 and wasA first owned...



Books of The Times: Review: Rachel Cusk’s ‘Transit’ Offers Transcendent Reflections
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:51:20 GMT
From nytimes.com
Honesty is like pollen as the narrator moves from person to person in this novel, which bears down on topics like power, freedom, fate and love.


Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon Among National Book Critics Circle Finalists
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:18 GMT
From nytimes.com
Jane Mayer and Ann Patchett are also among the 30 finalists in six categories.


The Long View: We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:10:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.


Essay: Reading the Classic Novel That Predicted Trump
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:02 GMT
From nytimes.com
The protagonist of Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel "It Can't Happen Here" sees something dark brewing in American politics.


For Ben Franklin’s Birthday, His First Piece of Printing Reappears
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 03:00:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
On the founding father's 311th birthday, the newly rediscovered first piece of Franklin's printing is going on display at the University of Pennsylvania.


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