Archive for June, 2016

Union to strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino

Still seething from the cancellation of its members’ health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, Atlantic City’s main casino workers union said early Friday it will go on strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union told The Associated Press that it…

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Larry King reflects on nearly 60 years in broadcasting

“Welcome aboard,” said Larry King, the great American interrogator. I had come to watch him at work, which was also to watch him at play.

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Man in critical condition after being doused with gasoline, set on fire during dispute in Valley Glen

A man was hospitalized in critical condition late Thursday after he was doused with gasoline and set on fire during a dispute, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 7 p.m. to the 6000 block of Woodman Avenue in Valley Glen on reports of a blaze that engulfed vehicles and a carport behind…

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Lakers begin free agency by agreeing to four-year deal with Timofey Mozgov

The Lakers’ continual search for a big man led them to a backup center for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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2 injured at downtown L.A. film set

Two people at a downtown Los Angeles film set were injured Thursday when equipment fell on them, authorities said.

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Clippers will do what it takes to get Kevin Durant

The Clippers have started their wooing of free agents. Now comes the biggest pursuit. They will be among the first teams to make their pitch to Kevin Durant, meeting with the superstar free agent Friday in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y. Durant is scheduled to convene with a contingent of Clippers…

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AQMD plan would fight smog mainly through incentives, not rules

For decades, regulators have attacked Southern California’s notorious smog through an ever-stricter array of regulations that forced polluters to deploy cleaner technology. But a plan released Thursday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District takes a more industry-friendly approach.

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Josh Prenot is making a name for himself at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials

A young fan stopped Josh Prenot on his way into CenturyLink Center for the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Thursday. The girl called him Chuck.

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Track trials get out of the blocks with Allyson Felix

Merely getting to the starting line at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials has proved to be an insurmountable challenge for several athletes with Olympic experience

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LAPD commander alleges retaliation after leak of agency’s purchase of horse owned by chief’s daughter

A Los Angeles Police commander is suing the city, alleging he was the victim of retaliation after top police brass falsely concluded he leaked information to a blogger for a story that said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck approved the department’s purchase of a horse from Beck’s daughter. In the lawsuit…

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