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Commissioner Gary Bettman expresses doubt about NHL's participation in 2018 Olympics
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 18:01:00 PDT
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday expressed strong doubt that the league will send players to the 2018 Olympics because of the International Olympic Committeeas refusal to pay transportation and insurance costs for players to participate in the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

The league...



After suspected shark attack, some O.C. beaches remain closed on Memorial Day
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 18:00:00 PDT
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Lifeguards in Orange County said Monday that some beaches will remain closedA after a possible shark attack left a woman with seriousA injuries.

A woman swimming about 150 yards offshore at Corona del Mar State Beach about 4:15 p.m. Sunday was apparentlyA mauled by aA shark or another animal,A according...



Viacom board members vow to fight removal attempt
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:55:00 PDT
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Gearing up for a battle for control of media company Viacom, board members on Monday took theA unusual step of vowing to fight an expected campaign by Sumner Redstone and his family to shake up the board.

In a letter to shareholders and employees, Viacomas lead independent director Frederic Salerno...



Quick turnaround saps Dodgers' bats in 2-0 loss to Cubs
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:54:00 PDT
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The offense never arrived from New York, the defense cracked and the Dodgers dropped a 2-0 decision to the Chicago Cubs on Monday at Wrigley Field.

After a bloop by Justin Turner found a patch of outfield grass in the first inning, the Dodgers (27-25) did not record another hit all afternoon. The...



Bernstein by the Bay: S.F. Symphony brilliantly delivers 'On the Town'
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:45:00 PDT
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You could make a Broadway show about the making of the musical aOn the Town.a Itas got everything. Then again, no one would believe it.

In 1944, a 26-year-old composer and a couple of theater-world pals living in a Greenwich Village garret put together a ridiculously ambitious project about the...



On a foggy night, a deadly naval disaster off Newport Beach
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 17:42:00 PDT
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It was midmorning on Tuesday, July 19, 1960, and two 376-foot U.S. Navy destroyers, foghorns blaring, were groping their way through dense fog five miles off Newport Beach.

Both ships, the Ammen, which was heading to San Diego from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, where it had unloaded its...



Big West teams must travel for college baseball regional games
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:55:00 PDT
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As the selections announcement dragged on Monday morning, someone on the Long Beach State baseball team mustered a question: Hey, how many regionals are left? The team, which thought it would be comfortably in the 64-team NCAA regional field, started running through which matchups had been revealed.A ...


Santa Catalina Island to vote on marijuana dispensary
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:46:00 PDT
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From a veranda overlooking Avalon harbor, real estate broker Mark Malan gazed at oceanfront cottages, a curved promenade and passing sailboats with brightly colored pennants.

To tourists, it was a place to bask in sun and surf just an hour from the California coast. But thatas not what the Long...



Disney characters are spotted at rival Chinese theme park
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:39:00 PDT
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The chairman of Chinaas biggest conglomerate recently predicted that a new $5.5-billion Disney theme park opening in Shanghai next month would fail, citing a lack of innovation withA intellectual properties and characters.

But when that same conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group Co., opened a rivalA theme...



Jared Goff and his new Rams teammates will be getting their bond together at OTAs
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:36:00 PDT
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He came onto their radar as a possible teammate two weeks before the NFL draft.

Some might have seen Jared Goff when he played in college at California, others not until he walked onto a Chicago stage after he was announced as the No. 1 overall pick.

At the teamas temporary training base in Oxnard,...



L.A. gathers for ceremony at National Cemetery, home to '80,000 stories of bravery'
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 16:07:00 PDT
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The weather was warm and sunny with a soft breeze, a perfect day to head to the beach, fire up the grill or hit the outlet sales. But for Rafael Vila, the only destination that made sense Monday was the flag-dappled lawn of Los Angeles National Cemetery.

A aI donat know if thereas any place else...



Baseball/softball: Southern Section semifinal schedule
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:50:00 PDT
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BASEBALL

SOUTHERN SECTION

DIVISION 1

Semifinals, Tuesday at Blair Field

#1 JSerra vs. Harvard-Westlake, 7 p.m.

Murrieta Mesa vs. West Ranch, 4 p.m.

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DIVISION 2

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m.

Damien at #1 South Hills

Dos Pueblos at Redlands East Valley

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DIVISION 3

Semifinals, Tuesday, 3:15...



Copa America shines bright lights on Fox, Univision
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:48:00 PDT
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Rob Stone remembers sitting on the Fox Sports set in Vancouver a year ago, staring at a TV camera and nervously waiting for the red light to illuminate on what he knew would be a defining summer for both him and his network.

No one had ever covered a Womenas World Cup like Fox planned to cover...



Baseball: Andy Nieto has Damien ahead of schedule
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:40:00 PDT
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After winning four Southern Section baseball titles coaching at Bishop Amat, Andy Nieto left for Damien last season trying to build a program. Now the Spartans have reached the semifinals of the Division 2 playoffs in his second season and will play at South Hills on Tuesday.

Not only has Nieto...



Football: Paloma Valley defeats Salesian to win Adidas 7 on 7 championship
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 15:18:00 PDT
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Paloma Valley earned plenty of respect on Monday in winning the Adidas seven on seven passing tournament championship at Cal Lutheran.

The Wildcats defeated L.A. Salesian, 24-22, in the championship game.

Paloma Valley has a group of talented juniors to be in quarterback Chance Nolan and linebackers...



Graffiti is scrubbed from veterans memorial in Venice, but more restoration work remains
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:57:00 PDT
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Officials said that the damage from a graffiti attack on a veterans memorial in Venice was so extensive that it will take some time to restore the monument.

Volunteers removed much of the graffiti over the Memorial Day weekend but it appears more work will be necessary to fully restore the memorial.

...


Pau Gasol unsure about playing in Olympics, wants more information on Zika virus
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:50:00 PDT
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Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Rio Summer Olympics because of the Zika virus.A

The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should athink abouta whether it's worth the risk.A

The...



Hours-long car chase forces brief closure of 405 Freeway
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:46:00 PDT
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A male driver led authorities on an hours-long car chase across Los Angeles County freeways and streets Monday afternoon, sideswiping at least one vehicle before coming to a stop on the southbound 405 Freeway north of Long Beach, the California Highway Patrol and television news reports said.

The...



Iraqi troops drive into Fallujah in offensive to retake it from Islamic State
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:42:00 PDT
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Iraqi government troops began storming the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah on Monday, army officials said, even as the jihadistA groupA waged suicide attacks in the nearby Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

aSecurity forces from the counter-terrorism and army and a| Anbar police units began at dawn this...



Chicago to release police videos and reports from 100 incidents in a bid to gain public trust
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:35:00 PDT
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City officials plan to release videos, reports and other materials this week from about 100 police incidents, including officer-involved shootings, as part of an effort to improve public trust in Chicagoas police force, according to a memo obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

The impending release...



'X-Men' and 'Alice' lead a tepid Memorial Day weekend box office
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 14:06:00 PDT
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aX-Men: Apocalypsea disappointed and aAlice Through the Looking Glassa tanked over the Memorial Day weekend, resulting in a tepid holiday box office that, to paraphrase aAlicea author Lewis Carroll, was decidedly lacking in its muchness.

aX-Mena easily won the weekend, with an estimated four-day...



Obama, marking Memorial Day, calls on Americans to remember 'those from whom we asked everything'
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 13:18:00 PDT
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President Obama challenged Americans on Memorial Day to fill the silence from those who died serving their countryA "not just with words but with our actions."

Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor the nation's war dead. Under mostly sunny skies at Arlington National Cemetery,...



Prince's death casts spotlight on anti-opioid addiction drug
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 13:15:00 PDT
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It was an intervention that never happened, and it featured two stars: Prince, an adored music icon, and buprenorphine, an obscure drug hailed as a revolutionary tool to fight opioid addiction.A

Prince died before the first scene, when a drug-addictionA consultant, a physician and Prince's associatesA converged...



Striking Verizon workers to return with raises
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 13:05:00 PDT
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NEW YORK a Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs and nearly 11 percent in raises over four years but also makes health care plan changes to save the company money, the company...



UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald wins NCAA men's tennis title
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 12:45:00 PDT
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UCLA's Mackenzie McDonald upset top-seeded Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State, 6-3, 6-3, to win the men's singles title at the NCAA tournament on Monday. Danielle Collins of Virginia defeated top-seeded Hayley Carter of North Carolina, 6-3, 6-2, to earnA her second women's singles title. https://twitter.com/NCAATennis/status/737349397122416640...


Eddie Huang Transcends Celebrity Chefdom Again
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:56:21 GMT
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Mr. Huang of "Fresh Off the Boat" fame is wry and zippy in his second memoir, "Double Cup Love," about parallel quests for love and acceptance.


Books of The Times: Review: In Emma Straub’s ‘Modern Lovers,’ Passion and Regret in Brooklyn
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:10:15 GMT
From nytimes.com
Ms. Straub's new novel describes the love and second thoughts of two families in the transitioning neighborhood of Ditmas Park.


Fiction: Alan Furst’s ‘A Hero of France’
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:30:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
Alan Furst's latest follows five months in the life of a Resistance cell in France, beginning in March 1941.


To Protect Soldiers From Bombs, Military Scientists Build a Better Dummy
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:43:51 GMT
From nytimes.com
The Army is developing a crash-test dummy that simulates the injuries suffered by soldiers in vehicles targeted by insurgents.


Fiction: Noah Hawley’s ‘Before the Fall’
Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 09:30:01 GMT
From nytimes.com
Hawley's thriller about an airplane crash exposes the high cost of news as entertainment and the randomness of fate.


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