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  1. Chargers hope to keep pace with the speedy Chiefs through preparation, smarts

    09.22 / 01:34 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    It’s not a Jedi mind trick or anything like that, though that might help too.Sunday, when the Chargers host the Kansas City Chiefs, part of Chargers coach Anthony Lynn’s plan to slow the opposition will place demands on brains and smarts instead of legs.“When you watch them, they have a lot of…
  2. Vice Media video workers to unionize with writers and editors guilds

    09.22 / 00:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Video workers at Vice Media have chosen to unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, as well as the Motion Picture Editors Guild in a move that will organize about 300 additional individuals at the millennial-focused new media company. The East Coast chapter of the writers guild…
  3. Milo Yiannopoulos plans to speak at Cal State Fullerton despite protests and criticism

    09.22 / 00:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Conservative firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos will speak at Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 31, the campus' College Republicans chapter announced amid an attempt to block the appearance. A petition on the website change.org asking Cal State Fullerton administrators to block the speech has drawn nearly…
  4. Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans on special occasions, study says

    09.22 / 00:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Think dinosaurs didn’t mix things up at mealtime? Think again. Researchers studying fossilized dinosaur feces from about 75 million years ago have discovered that at least some plant-eating dinosaurs also snacked on shellfish.The discovery of crustacean remains in the droppings, described in S…
  5. Jordan Spieth in contention early at PGA's Tour Championship

    09.22 / 00:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Kyle Stanley and Jordan Spieth got off to strong starts in the Tour Championship with entirely different goals in mind. Stanley ran off four consecutive birdies on the front nine, one of them from 40 feet, and then added two more late in his round on a steamy Thursday afternoon at East Lake…
  6. Trapped under the rubble, the fate of earthquake victim 'Frida Sofia' captivated Mexico. But it seems she never existed

    09.21 / 23:44 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    As rescue efforts enter a third day, Mexicans have been captivated by the fate of earthquake victim “Frida Sofia,” a young girl supposedly trapped under the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen School in Mexico City. But even as “Frida Sofia” gained fame around the world, her story quickly began to fall…
  7. On last day of summer, California is hit by unusual snow and hail storms

    09.21 / 23:44 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Snow fell in Sierra Nevada on the last day of summer, giving the towering mountain range shared by California and Nevada a wintry look in September and making travel hazardous. Sixteen vehicles crashed on Interstate 80 as snow and hail fell Thursday, killing a man driving a pickup truck and…
  8. Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

    09.21 / 23:44 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats. Kim said that Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country." He also described the president…
  9. Francisco Lindor and the Indians deal a big blow to Angels' playoff hopes

    09.21 / 23:44 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    The Angels have gone through several rolls of duct tape trying to hold their team together, somehow remaining in playoff contention despite an endless string of injuries that has depleted their roster and severely tested their depth. The scorching-hot Cleveland Indians punctured those…
  10. Woman barges into Kardashians' WeHo boutique with gun, returns later with machete

    09.21 / 22:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Detectives are searching for a woman who barged into the Kardashians’ clothing boutique in West Hollywood on Thursday and pointed a gun at an employee before returning later wielding a machete. ABC7 reported that the woman entered Dash with the firearm about 11:30 a.m. She knocked items off a c…
  11. Mammoth's first snow of the season coats roads and village. Tahoe hit early too

    09.21 / 22:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    It's snowing in the Sierra. Then again, when isn’t it snowing in the Sierra? Mammoth Lakes got more than a dusting Thursday in the first snowfall of the season, with three inches reported in the village. Snow coated the roads so heavily that the plows were out, and locals left footprints on s…
  12. Southern California native Shane Harper is one of many local products trying to make a mark in NHL

    09.21 / 22:42 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    The memory is so fresh in Shane Harper’s mind that the details come right to the surface when he tells the story. As a kid growing up in Valencia, Harper played hockey at the Kings’ former practice facility, the Iceoplex in North Hills. One year he was put on the same team as Ty and Paulina Gre…
  13. With his political clock ticking, state Senate leader Kevin de León keeps mum about what he'll do next

    09.21 / 21:39 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    He’s one of California’s most powerful politicians without an obvious -- or easy-to-win -- next election. And Kevin de León, the Democratic leader of the California Senate, still has not said what may be ahead for him. The mystery over the Los Angeles senator’s political future has injected uncert…
  14. Crews continue to investigate the cause of mysterious West Hills home explosion

    09.21 / 21:39 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Authorities on Thursday continued to investigate the cause of a West Hills explosion that destroyed a garage and damaged five homes. The Los Angeles Police Department’s drug lab unit found “no criminal activity” at the site of the blast in the 7500 block of Sale Avenue, near Saticoy Street. Offic…
  15. Feds indict man on charges of selling narcotics stolen by corrupt Bakersfield cops

    09.21 / 21:39 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    FBI agents arrested an accused drug dealer Thursday for conspiring with two corrupt Bakersfield police officers to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana that the officers had seized while on patrol. Noel Carter, 44, of Bakersfield, is the latest person swept up in a widespread federal…
  16. KFI Radio’s Tim Conway Jr. records a quick hit in the Burbank housing market

    09.21 / 21:39 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    The hits just keep on comin’. Comedian and talk radio host Tim Conway Jr. listed his Burbank home for $839,000 and in less than a week had multiple offers in hand. Last year the KFI radio personality sold another home in Tarzana for over the asking price in just under a month. The house he’s cur…
  17. Thriller 'Happy Hunting' has a bloody good time taking aim at societal hypocrisy

    09.21 / 19:50 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    A mean little mash-up of “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Purge,” the bloody thriller “Happy Hunting” initially comes across as entertainingly simplistic, before gradually revealing its bigger picture. Writer-director team Joe Dietsch and Louie Gibson (making their feature debut) inject a dose…
  18. Two Mexico City earthquakes exactly 32 years apart. Two very different responses

    09.21 / 19:50 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    At 22 million people, metropolitan Mexico City is the largest urban area in our hemisphere. As the capital of New Spain, it governed a massive empire, stretching from the Philippines to Utah. The symbol of the eagle and the snake, which is at the center of our flag and on the seal of the city…
  19. L.A. film writer sees fashion playing more prominent role in digital shorts

    09.21 / 19:50 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Los Angeles-based actress, red-carpet model, writer and producer Dominika Juillet said the convergence of fashion and film is accelerating due to social media and new technologies, which is also making it easier for designers, independent filmmakers and consumers to share stories and create…
  20. Music industry revenues up in first half of 2017, but....

    09.21 / 19:50 latimes.com LATimes-Personal Finance
    Overall revenue in the music industry rose noticeably in the first half of this year, led by increasing numbers of people using music streaming services, according to figures released Wednesday by the industry’s lobbying arm, the Recording Industry Assn. of America. The RIAA estimated retail r…