Archive for March, 2019

Malcolm Brown signs offer sheet with Lions, putting Rams on the clock for plans at running back

The Rams are on the clock for determining their plans at running back. Malcolm Brown, a restricted free agent who served as Todd Gurley’s primary backup the last two seasons , signed an offer sheet with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday.

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Murdoch family launches a new Fox, and former House Speaker Paul Ryan joins its board

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox spun off various television assets — including the Fox News Channel and Fox broadcast network — to form a new company Tuesday known simply as Fox Corp. The freshly minted company unveiled its board members, including former House Speaker Paul D

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s new artistic director will be the first person of color in the post

Veteran stage director Nataki Garrett has been named the sixth artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the company announced Tuesday, making her the first person of color to hold the position. She succeeds Bill Rauch , who served as artistic director for more than 10 years. Garrett…

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Santa Anita receives rebuke from racetrack veterinarians group

Santa Anita’s controversial plan to reduce the amount of Lasix a horse can have on race day received a rebuke on Tuesday from the North American Assn. of Racetrack Veterinarians

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The Fox lot is one asset Rupert Murdoch wouldn’t sell to Disney — with good reason

In the end, the legendary Los Angeles birthplace of what became the vast Fox film empire was just too dear to part with. The historic lot on Pico Boulevard in Century City was retained by the newly formed Fox Corp ., even as Walt Disney Co. absorbed much of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets…

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Democrats should really shut up about packing the Supreme Court

For several months, the left wing of the Democratic Party has been flirting with the idea of increasing the size of the Supreme Court if Democrats gain control of Congress and the presidency in 2020. Now the idea of “packing the court” (as President Franklin D. Roosevelt tried to do in the 1930s)…

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UC should expel students and revoke degrees after admissions scandal, lawmaker says

With two University of California campuses mired in the college admissions scandal, a leading state legislator on Tuesday urged officials to quickly revoke degrees and expel students admitted under fraudulent circumstances. “I think the university has to take some extraordinarily strong action…

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Supreme Court upholds federal power to detain and deport immigrants for long-past crimes

A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday bolstered the Trump administration’s power to arrest and indefinitely jail legal immigrants who committed past crimes that could trigger deportation, including those who completed their sentences years ago or were convicted of minor drug offenses.

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Lancaster woman faces animal cruelty charges after dead horses found on property

A 72-year-old Lancaster woman faces 10 felony counts of animal cruelty after Los Angeles County authorities discovered more than 20 severely malnourished horses as well as two dead ones at her property last year. Jessica Warren also faces misdemeanor charges of failing to properly care for the…

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Trump embraces Brazil’s Bolsonaro, another brash president enmeshed in scandal

President Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian leader dubbed the Trump of the Tropics, pledged cooperation Tuesday in opposing Venezuela’s socialist government, even as both took aim at a pillar of democracy: the media. Acknowledging that they have “many views that are similar” during a…

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