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More households subscribe to streaming than traditional TV, according to new report

For the first time, a higher percentage of households in the U.S. subscribe to a digital streaming service than to traditional pay television, according to the results of a new survey released Monday by Deloitte

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Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw will not pitch on opening day

Clayton Kershaw will not start for the Dodgers on opening day, manager Dave Roberts announced Monday, confirming what has been obvious for weeks and effectively ending Kershaw’s franchise-record streak of consecutive opening-day starts at eight. “When he’s ready to pitch for us is when he’ll pitch…

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Amid college admissions scandal, USC announces tuition increase

Undergraduate tuition and fees at USC will total $57,256 in the coming school year, a 3.5% increase in undergraduate tuition for the 2019-20 academic year, the university announced Tuesday. The USC Board of Trustees approved the increase, which the university said is one of the smallest increases…

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Supreme Court to decide if insanity defense and unanimous jury are required nationwide

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to finally decide whether rights to a unanimous jury verdict and an insanity defense are constitutional requirements that apply nationwide. Most states, but not all, permit criminal defendants to plead insanity and escape the full punishment of the law on the grounds..

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Donors to D.A. Jackie Lacey included a murder suspect’s parents and a convicted felon

When Jackie Lacey first ran for Los Angeles County district attorney, she loathed asking people for money.

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‘Virtual kidnapping’ scammers seek ransom from affluent Southern California families

Two Laguna Beach families were the recent targets of a “virtual kidnapping” scam in which they were told one of their children had been abducted and would be killed unless they paid a ransom, police said. As implausible as the scenario may seem on its face, Laguna Beach police said in one of the…

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These moms couldn’t find bilingual books. So they started a publishing company

Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein started Lil’ Libros in 2014 because they had trouble finding children’s books in both English and Spanish. The Huntington Park company now has 14 titles, all written by the co-founders, and brought in $1 million in sales last year, a feat the pair never thought…

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Cole Custer wins Xfinity race in Fontana, denying Kyle Busch a historic triumph

Kyle Busch’s bid to win his 200th career national NASCAR race came up short Saturday when Cole Custer, a 21-year-old from Ladera Ranch, held him off to win the NASCAR Xfinity race in Fontana. Busch and other drivers in NASCAR’s premier Monster Cup Energy Series also race in the sport’s second-tier…

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Rafael Nadal withdraws from Paribas semifinal against Roger Federer because of knee injury

Rafael Nadal withdrew from his scheduled semifinal match against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday because of an injured right knee, canceling what would have been the 39th match between the two great players. As a result, Federer advanced to the final Sunday, where he will face…

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Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, institutions

The college admissions cheating scandal that was revealed this week is shaping up to have long-term ramifications for both the parents accused in the scheme and the large world of getting into college. • Some of the parents who are accused of cheating to get their children into elite schools are…

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