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Facebook reportedly working on voice speaker and video chat device with laptop-sized screen

Do you trust the social network enough to put a camera or always-listening speaker in your home?<p>Facebook is currently developing a “video chat device” designed for use in the home, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. The product, which could be announced next spring, includes a large …

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Slow Cooker Carnitas

<b>Cooked low and slow for hours and then broiled to give a delicious crispy effect, these slow cooker carnitas are the perfect filling for pork tacos,</b> …

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Los Angeles

Tom Brady Deflategate Suspension Overturned: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Link to Media<p>After months of rhetoric, the Deflategate situation was finally settled Thursday, as U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman overturned New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged involvement in the scandal.<p>The Associated Press was the first to …

NFL

Derek Jeter on playing in Angel Stadium: 'Half the stadium is Yankee fans'

In two decades as a major-league star,<p>Derek Jeterdeveloped a well-earned reputation for avoiding controversial remarks. In his first year of retirement, theNew York Yankeesicon founded the Players' Tribune -- "the voice of the athlete," as he puts it.<p>Jeter posted a mailbag on the site Thursday, in …

Cocktails at Target? It could happen in Chicago

Imagine pausing for a cocktail break during your next two-hour shopping spree at Target. It could happen in Chicago.<p>A Target store in Chicago, scheduled to open this fall, could be the first to have a full bar, reported Chicagobusiness.com. The store applied for two city liquor licenses, one to …

Big month for conservation: Californians cut water use by 31% in July

After Gov.<p>Jerry Brownordered a 25% reduction in urban water use statewide, regulators spent much of the spring chastising water districts for not conserving enough during California's stubborn drought.<p>Data released Thursday suggest the message is getting through.<p>Californians cut back their urban …

Planes in fatal San Diego crash made no attempt to avoid collision, witness says

A witness said the two planes that crashed midair over southern San Diego County, killing five people, took no apparent action to avoid each other, according to a preliminary report from the<p>National Transportation Safety Boardreleased Thursday.<p>The twin-engine Sabreliner jet and the single-engine …

Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' to open the AFI Fest on Nov. 5

The American Film Institute announced Thursday that the AFI Fest's opening-night presentation will be the world premiere of "By the Sea."<p>The film, which is set to screen Nov. 5 at the TCL Chinese Theatre, stars<p>Angelina JoliePitt-- who also wrote, produced and directed the film -- and her husband …

Justin Bieber lookalike Toby Sheldon found dead after going missing

Toby Sheldon, the<p>Justin Biebersuperfan who dropped upwards of $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like the pop star, has died, according to his rep.<p>The 35-year-old singer-songwriter, who also went by Tobias Strebel, had been reported missing since Aug. 18, the Los Angeles Police Department …

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian reacts to report on alcohol bill from retreats

USCCoachSteve Sarkisiancontinues to feel the fallout from his inebriated appearance at a booster event last week.<p>The Seattle Times reported that Sarkisian was reimbursed $1,023 by the University of Washington for alcohol as part of two group retreats in California in 2012 and 2013 for what an …

Death toll of migrants in truck on Austria highway tops 70

At first the police thought there'd been an accident. But as they drew closer, blood dripping from the truck and a terrible stench warned them that the reality might be worse.<p>It was. Inside the vehicle, found abandoned on an Austrian highway Thursday, were the partially decomposed bodies of more …

John Boyega wields a lightsaber in new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' clip

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” just teased out a big fat spoiler for a character we’ve long suspected would be engaging in a little saber-on-saber battle action. The new “Episode VII” clip shows actor John Boyega lighting up the traditional weapon of a Jedi, the lightsaber. Warning: Wild spoilery …

Watch Clippers forward Blake Griffin show off some skills

Blake Griffin is so much more than a dunker.<p>The Clippers' superstar power forward recently posted a video to his Facebook account of himself showing off some other skills.<p>The video features Griffin rolling a basketball around his arms and neck for a few seconds at the Clippers' practice …

More than seven decades later, Monaco apologizes for deporting Jews

Monaco committed the "irreparable" injustice of deporting Jews to Nazi camps during<p>World War II, Prince Albert II said Thursday in belated apology for the action 73 years ago that sent scores of residents and refugees to their deaths.<p>Many of the 66 people handed over to Nazi occupiers in …

California lawmakers act to raise smoking age to 21, restrict e-cigarettes

The state Senate on Thursday approved six anti-tobacco bills, including measures that would raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21 and bar electronic cigarettes from restaurants, movie theaters and other public places where smoking is banned.<p>Meeting in a special session on healthcare, …

Paycheck parity: Assembly backs equal pay for women

California lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure intended to help female employees receive the equal pay to their male counterparts.<p>Current state law, enacted in 1949, requires employers to pay women and men equal wages if they perform equal work in the same establishment.<p>Pay differentials are …

TV writer Steven Bochco parts with his Richard Neutra-designed Modernist gem in Encino

Famed TV writer and producer Steven Bochco has sold his Richard Neutra-designed home in Encino for $4.725 million.<p>Named the Milton Goldman Residence for its first owner, the Midcentury Modern-style house dates to 1951. Neutra used long walls of glass to bring in views of the home's natural setting. …

CDC gives schools good grades for nutrition, but asks: Where are the salad bars?

Federal health authorities give American schools good grades for improving the nutritional quality of food served in their cafeterias — but there's still room for improvement, they said.<p>A report released Thursday by the<p>Centers for Disease Control and Preventionfound that 79% of schools served at …

Zack Greinke and the bullpen hold Reds scoreless in Dodgers' 1-0 win

Zack Greinkedid his job, which over the course of the season, he's probably done better than any pitcher in baseball. He went seven innings without allowing a run, the 11th time in 26 starts this season he's pulled off that magic.<p>Which still left two innings in the hands of the<p>Dodgers' exceedingly …

Why do we idolize Steve Jobs? Alex Gibney explores the 'Man in the Machine'

As the man who enabled phones to play music and laptops to sing,<p>Steve Jobswas beloved in ways few modern executives have been. When theAppleco-founder died in October 2011, admirers around the world were so moved they gathered in tearful vigil and created a range of online and real-world</b> …

One dead after small plane crashes near glider school

One person was killed Thursday afternoon when a small plane crashed near a private airport in the southeast Antelope Valley.<p>It is unclear whether the dead person was the pilot.<p>The plane crashed about 12:12 p.m. near 165th Street and East Avenue X in Llano, said Fire Specialist David Dantic of the …

Angels' Matt Shoemaker pitches a gem in homecoming win over Tigers

The text messages and phone calls from well-wishers, along with the ticket requests, began pouring in on Tuesday, when word got out that<p>Matt Shoemaker, who grew up in Trenton, Mich., about 20 miles outside of Detroit, would be pitching for theAngelsin Comerica Park on Thursday.<p>By the time Shoemaker …

Taylor Swift doesn't just use social media for crafty marketing -- she's making true fan connections

After attending three of Taylor Swift’s five sold-out shows at Staples Center, there are several elements that likely will stay with this writer for some time: the sheer boldness of her show-opening performance of “Welcome to New York” against a striking black-and-white Manhattan skyline backdrop, …

Ed Burns displays his original indie attitude with 'Public Morals'

Ed Burns broke into the public consciousness 20 years ago when he wrote, directed, produced and costarred in "The Brothers McMullen," an independent film comedy about Irish Americans in New York. Since then he has appeared in numerous other films, including "She's the One," "27 Dresses" and most …

Joe Biden meets with AFL-CIO president

1:51 P.M. Kurtis Lee<p>Joe Biden meets with top labor leader<p>Vice President Joe Biden visited with the head of the AFL-CIO on Thursday, another in a series of moves that has heightened scrutiny about whether he'll seek the Democratic presidential nomination.<p>While Biden has held several meetings in …

Do we need a 'Khloe's Law' to stop #stupidrude Kardashian antics?

Residents in beach communities from the Pacific Palisades to Mar Vista awoke early Wednesday morning to thunderous explosions. Was it a terrorist attack on LAX? Did a power plant explode? Armageddon?<p>Nope. It was the Kardashians. (Whose continued popularity may be a sign that Armageddon is …

Beer and Food Flies as 2 Fans at AT&T Park Scramble for Foul Ball

You always hear about foul ball heroes and villains—the guy who catches the ball with his beer or ducks out of the way and lets his girlfriend take a liner to the hip.<p>These are the main characters, the stars of foul ball cinema.<p>But what about the supporting actors? The geeks on the periphery who …

Baseball

Martavis Bryant Suspended 4 Games: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

What could be a breakout second season for Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant will be cut short by 25 percent.<p>According to Fox Sports' Ross Jones, Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 campaign for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. ESPN's Adam Schefter …

Dez Bryant

Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving may not return to the lineup until January as the team takes a conservative approach with his recovery from knee surgery.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Griffin Comments on Irving's Status for Training Camp<p>Monday, Sept. 28<p>Cavaliers general manager David Griffin revealed …

Basketball