Archive for July, 2015

U.S., Pacific Rim trade talks fail over dairy, sugar

Top trade officials for the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries on Friday failed to conclude a major free-trade agreement — a setback for President Obama and his bid to clinch a deal that has been marked by repeated challenges at home and abroad.

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Dodgers push Clayton Kershaw back; Zack Greinke pulls them through vs. Angels

Several hours before he was scheduled to start Friday night against the Angels, Clayton Kershaw was throwing in the outfield at Dodger Stadium.

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Basketball: Southern Section releases its power rankings

The Southern Section has released its power rankings for boys and girls basketball for 2015-16 based on past performance.

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Federal regulator dismisses nuclear plant complaint against Edison

Federal regulators dismissed a complaint against Southern California Edison that accused the utility of failing to seek approval for changes to the San Onofre nuclear power plant that ultimately led to the facility’s permanent closure.

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Dodger bucks: Here’s what $85.75 million buys to go away

The Dodgers are paying $85.75 million for eight players not to play for them this season. This list is limited to players no longer in the organization.

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Moves begin: Justin Turner to DL; Mike Bolsinger, Zach Lee to minors

The bodies started coming and going Friday, new players arriving, familiar ones being sent down, or in the case of Justin Turner, placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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Up next for the Galaxy: Saturday night at Colorado

GALAXY AT Colorado Rapids

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Alan Cheuse dies at 75; author was longtime NPR book reviewer

Alan Cheuse, an author and longtime book commentator for NPR, died Friday following injuries he sustained in a car crash in California. He was 75.

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British government does about-face after outcry, issues visa to Ai Weiwei

Admitting that someone had blundered, the British government has reversed its decision earlier this week to deny Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month work visa and issued an apology to the artist-activist who has become a symbol for freedom of thought in the face of authoritarian control.

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HTC puts $10 million into Venice virtual-reality tech company WeVR

HTC Corp. announced it is putting about $10 million in WeVR, a Venice start-up that’s building software to create, transmit and play virtual-reality content on a range of devices

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