| Dec 18, 2012
| 8:14 PM
A proposed agreement between the state and USC would give the private university control of taxpayer-owned parking lots that serve the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and several public museums at Exposition Park. Released in draft form Tuesday, the...
| Jun 7, 2013
The water, Esther Williams once quipped, was her favorite costar.
With her beauty, sunny personality and background as a champion swimmer, Williams shot to stardom in the 1940s in the "aqua musical," an odd sub-genre of films that became an enormous hit...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Esther Williams, the swim champion turned actress who was known for roles in MGM aquatic spectaculars such as "Bathing Beauty" and "Million Dollar Mermaid," died Thursday in Beverly Hills. She was 91.
Williams died "peacefully in her sleep," according to...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Boy did the IOC executive board make a huge blunder and underestimate exactly what it was doing when it made a purely political decision by recommending the removal of wrestling for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
How about golf?...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Lady Gaga’s injured hip, which forced her this week to cancel the remaining 21 dates on her massive, two-year, six-continent Born This Way tour, will have a major economic impact on the concert business.
Promoters estimate the canceled dates could...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Now we are going to see how obstinate the International Olympic Committee can be.
Its two traditional sports superpower nations, the United States and Russia, both have vowed to do everything possible to overturn the IOC executive board decision to dump...
| Feb 15, 2013
Dear International Olympic Committee:
I don't ask that you back down from your preliminary plan, announced this week, to eliminate wrestling from the list of now-25 core events for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games and beyond.
And I don't ask that you...
| Jan 17, 2013
CareerBuilder’s first annual global job forecast looks at hiring plans and financial positions of employers in the 10 largest world economies. When it comes to areas of job growth, the U.S. will focus hiring on sales, information technology and...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 7:33 PM
He was the overwhelming favorite in his event, so much so that U.S. sportswriters covering the 1960 Summer Olympics boasted that if Americans won just one gold medal over the rival Soviet Union at that year's Games, it would be his.
A skinny 19-year-old...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Government-backed broadcasters are moving fast to perfect 4K and 8K Ultra High-Definition television technology, but commercial broadcasters still lack a business model to entice them to get behind the new systems.
That schism surfaced at the Broadband...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:37 PM
Time Warner CFO John Martin on Monday called HBO's weekend deal with Universal "very, very advantageous," even crucial, given the mass of viewers that tune in for movies despite a constant drumbeat around original series.
He said parent Time Warner's...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A Korean American author’s reverie on the victims of World War II sexual enslavement has landed in e-book form in the midst of fresh controversy provoked by a Japanese politician’s defense of "comfort women" as necessary for wartime discipline...