Posts Tagged ‘week’

Soccer! Money makes the soccer world turn (except for you, France)

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer.

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MySpace loses 12 years of music uploads, an estimated 50 million songs

MySpace reemerged from the shadows this week to announce that all music uploaded to the site before 2015 has been lost. The social network admitted that an estimated 50 million songs from about 14 million artists is gone in the cyber ether. “As a result of a server migration project, any photos,…

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Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, universities

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.

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‘Unreliable’ data threatening reforms at L.A. County’s juvenile detention centers

The recent controversy over a spike in pepper spray use at Los Angeles County’s juvenile detention facilities has sent officials scrambling to compile and release a cache of internal use-of-force data to satisfy calls for transparency. That finally happened this week. The nation’s largest juvenile…

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White supremacy rears its violent head in New Zealand

White supremacy knows no national borders, says the L.A. Times editorial board – plus, more from the week in Opinion.

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Irvine mayor claims win in special election for O.C. supervisor

Irvine’s mayor has claimed victory in this week’s special election for a seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, saying he’s “grateful and honored to have a chance to serve the people” of the 3rd District. In results released Friday, Don Wagner emerged with more than 41% of the votes over..

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Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, others face $500-billion lawsuit in college admissions cheating scandal

An Oakland woman filed a $500-billion class-action lawsuit this week against two Hollywood actresses and dozens of other wealthy parents accused of paying hefty sums to bribe college coaches or doctor exam scores to secure their children’s admission to elite universities. Jennifer Kay Toy, who…

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Review: ‘The Inventor’ is a coolly appalling portrait of Elizabeth Holmes and the Theranos scandal

As a quick glance at this week’s headlines will remind you — a staggering college admissions scandal, a wave of indictments in the cases of Paul Manafort and Jussie Smollett — we are living in deeply fraudulent times. But if there are few people or institutions worthy of our trust anymore, perhaps…

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A disapproval resolution won’t stop Trump, but at least Congress is exercising its powers

In the manual of naval tactics, a shot across the bow of a ship is a nonlethal warning to “heave to,” or stop. That’s pretty much what a congressional resolution of disapproval is supposed to do: signal to the president that the course he is taking will have dire consequences.

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Trinity League baseball season begins this week

Trinity League baseball play begins this week, and it’s all about the pitching.

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