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  • Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91; civil rights lawyer defended Angela Davis

    Leo Branton Jr., a civil rights and entertainment lawyer whose stirring defense of '60s radical Angela Davis brought him his most celebrated victory in a six-decade career often spent championing unpopular cases, died of natural causes Friday in Los...
  • L.A. Times couldn't be barred from reporting on testimony, judge rules

    L.A. Times couldn't be barred from reporting on testimony, judge rules
    A judge ruled on Thursday that The Times could not be stopped from reporting on testimony from the top manager of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a deposition for an open-government lawsuit. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin said that...
  • On 'parking day,' Mayor Garcetti hits his spots in Boyle Heights

    On 'parking day,' Mayor Garcetti hits his spots in Boyle Heights
    Arcelia Gonzalez complained to the city months ago about sidewalk tree roots that ruptured the drain pipe outside her family's Boyle Heights restaurant — to no avail. So when Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti showed up across the street with a...
  • USOC's Blackmun: Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games

    USOC's Blackmun:  Federal or state guarantee may be key to U.S. bid for Games
    Few International Olympic Committee meetings will have more of an impact on the future of the Olympics than the session that is to take place this September in Buenos Aires. In a brief span, the members will elect a presidential successor from six...
  • Whimsical project puts Athens' Pittaki Street in a better light

    Whimsical project puts Athens' Pittaki Street in a better light
    ATHENS — Locals called Pittaki Street a "public toilet." Drug addicts and petty criminals frequented the narrow lane, steps from a popular plaza where tourists exploring Greece angle for shots of the looming Acropolis. The scraggle of remaining...
  • Netflix Blasts Past 40 Million Global Subscribers in Third Quarter

    Netflix added 1.29 million subscribers in the three months ending in September, according to the third-quarter earnings report issued Monday. Netflix stock soared in after-hours trading approximately 10% on news of the growth. In a move that could also...
  • Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo chosen to host 2020 Summer Olympics
    Amid concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis, the International Olympic Committee voted Saturday to select Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Summer Games. The capital city outdistanced two other finalists — Istanbul and Madrid — as...
  • Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site

    Excitement rocks Tokyo upon selection as 2020 Olympics site
    TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics. "The outlook has not been so bright for the...
  • Introducing a new, unique Olympic sport

    Introducing a new, unique Olympic sport
    Beware the ides of September! (This has nothing to do with anything, including the rest of this column, but how often do I get the chance to write that? OK, moving on...) You may have read about the recent battle to choose an additional sport for...
  • ESPN bows out of concussion project; NFL denies exerting pressure

    ESPN bows out of concussion project; NFL denies exerting pressure
    ESPN has severed ties with a hard-hitting PBS "Frontline" documentary about the National Football League's management of player head injuries — a two-hour show that was a collaboration between the sports giant and the public television network....
  • Russian Olympic boycott over gay rights is pointless politics

    Russian Olympic boycott over gay rights is pointless politics
    News flash for those just tuning into the controversy of a potential boycott of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. The Olympics tend to be a hot mess, politically and socially. The world peace thing truly is a wonderful concept, but it always...
  • NBC Taps Heidi Klum, Matt Lauer To Draw Broader Crowd for "Sunday Night Football"

    NBCUniversal is trying to widen the audience for its flagship property "Sunday Night Football" with a series of promos that burnish the pigskin showcase among not only sports fans but also celebrity-watchers and current-affairs aficionados. The video...