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  • Ted Cruz ends his speech -- the first of his 2016 presidential bid

    As a filibuster against Obamacare, it was a flop. But as the opening salvo in a presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz’s 21-hour (more or less) talkathon Tuesday and Wednesday worked just fine. And that, after all, was the point of Cruz’s...
  • L.A. man describes harrowing fall from glacier, will to survive

    L.A. man describes harrowing fall from glacier, will to survive
    After falling 40 feet into a crevasse in Glacier National Park, Ted Porter prepared for the worst. Alone with his back broken, he turned on a video camera and recorded a goodbye message. “You guys, if I don’t make it out, I love you,”...
  • Part of Imperial Highway closed as crews try to cap methane gas leak

    Part of Imperial Highway closed as crews try to cap methane gas leak
    A stretch of Imperial Highway in Hawthorne was shutdown Monday morning as crews attempted to cap a water well that has been spewing methane gas for days. Contractors with Boots & Coots International Well Control are attempting to force mud into the...
  • Miss New York Nina Davuluri named Miss America 2014

    Miss New York Nina Davuluri named Miss America 2014
    Miss New York Nina Davuluri was named Miss America 2014 in Atlantic City on Sunday night. Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones, a University of Florida journalism senior and Gatorette impressed on pageant night performing her baton twirling while wearing a knee...
  • TV ratings: 'Miss America' rises for ABC; NBC wins night with NFL

    TV ratings: 'Miss America' rises for ABC; NBC wins night with NFL
    ABC's broadcast of the Miss America pageant, which crowned its first-ever winner of Indian heritage and its second consecutive victor from New York, grew significantly in the ratings from last year, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The Sunday...
  • NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' Soaks the Competition

    NBC's "Sunday Night Football" dominated the primetime ratings race last night, drawing strong ratings for its San Francisco-Seattle rivalry matchup despite a weather-related delay. Sunday also saw ratings increases for the "Miss America Pageant" as it...
  • Suspects may have rammed car before stabbing man in Santa Clarita

    Suspects may have rammed car before stabbing man in Santa Clarita
    A man who was stabbed and nearly killed in Santa Clarita over the weekend was in a parked car beforehand that may have been intentionally rammed by his attackers, authorities said. The 25-year-old man was stabbed in the 23600 block of Newhall Avenue...
  • Wait, what? There's another beauty pageant? Yup -- Miss World

    Wait, what? There's another beauty pageant? Yup -- Miss World
    Another week, another beauty pageant. Next up: Miss World. So what's Miss World? Is that the one with Miss America? Nope. How about Miss USA? Nope. How about the runner-up to Miss California USA? Yup. The U.S. appoints a contestant to the Miss World...
  • The new Miss America is not Muslim -- but so what if she were?

    The new Miss America is not Muslim -- but so what if she were?
    In fact, there is something dumber than holding a Miss America contest in this day and age -- and that is the yahoos who were offended about its most recent winner, an Indian American named Nina Davuluri. She’s not a real American, some say. She&...
  • Village idiots take aim at Miss America

    A couple months ago, I got an email from Supreet. Supreet is in the 11th grade. He shops at Wal-Mart and plays basketball. His father came to this country from India and both are Sikhs, followers of a centuries-old faith founded in the Punjab region....
  • The Biblioracle: When books ring bells

    The Biblioracle: When books ring bells
    Like most every dog, my dog Oscar ignores the television, except for one thing: Jeopardy's Daily Double pchoo pchoo pchoo sound. Invariably, when he hears that, he barks. I sometimes think there are books that work this way, that occasionally, we find...
  • Miss America pageant: Always a few steps behind

    The ludicrous thing about the Miss America pageant, which took place in Atlantic City. N.J., Sunday night, is that anyone treats it as meaningful, rather than a retro institution clinging to the corrosive idea that female accomplishment is most...