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  • Ukrainians topple statue of Lenin -- you know, the Bolshevik leader

    A few years ago I had some fun with a younger colleague who had written a story about then-Sen. Rick Santorum drawing parallels between the “hubris” of Senate Democrats and that of “German dictator Adolf Hitler.” “Oh,...
  • NASA audit says Google execs saved millions with jet fuel discount

    NASA audit says Google execs saved millions with jet fuel discount
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Google executives got a steep discount on jet fuel from the federal government for their fleet of private aircraft over a six-year period, a new audit from the NASA inspector general says. A company owned by tech billionaires Larry...
  • Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players

    Jim Hall dies at 83; guitarist influenced generations of jazz players
    Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83. Hall died in his sleep Tuesday...
  • 'Desolation of Smaug' reinvigorates 'Hobbit' trilogy, critics say

    Last year, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" had film critics wagging their fingers over Peter Jackson and company's decision to stretch J.R.R. Tolkien's slim children's novel "The Hobbit" into a movie trilogy, one that got off to a plodding start....
  • The FDA's toothless action on animal-feed antibiotics isn't enough

    Almost 40 years ago, the Food and Drug Administration found that the practice of routinely feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick posed a risk to human health. This week, after decades of delay, the FDA issued a weak, partial and voluntary...
  • Sprint may be looking to make a bid for T-Mobile

    Sprint Nextel Corp. is reportedly working on a bid for T-Mobile in a deal that could combine the No. 3 and No. 4 wireless carriers. Sprint could make a bid for its rival in the first half of next year, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited...
  • 'Don Jon': Joseph Gordon-Levitt's direction scores with critics

    'Don Jon': Joseph Gordon-Levitt's direction scores with critics
    As the title character in "Don Jon," Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a muscle-bound lothario with a knack for wooing women (and a secret addiction to Internet pornography). The film also marks Gordon-Levitt's feature debut as a writer and director, and in that...
  • Tom Sherak tapped as film czar. More cuts at Tribune papers.

    Tom Sherak tapped as film czar. More cuts at Tribune papers.
    After the coffee. Before making sure all my expense reports are filed. The Skinny: A lot going on this weekend. I'm hoping to catch either "Don Jon" or "Enough Said" and then Sunday is football, "Breaking Bad," "Homeland" and "The Good Wife." Oh, and a...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lincoln' on Showtime

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Lincoln' on Showtime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Recipe Rehab In premiere of this...
  • Government shutdown: Forget the parks. Children, parents, spouses hit

    As veterans continued to liberate lightly barricaded national monuments in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the federal government shutdown stands to hit children and the disadvantaged particularly hard if the days wear on. Here's a tour of some of the...
  • New Focus Features focus; AEG cleared in Michael Jackson's death

    New Focus Features focus; AEG cleared in Michael Jackson's death
    After the coffee. Before seeing if "Super Fun Night" did super good. The Skinny: I think 10 p.m. Wednesday is available for me if anyone has any suggestions on what to watch. I'm throwing in the towel on "Nashville." Maybe I'll finally finish "Orange is...