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  • Romney veepstakes moves to Wikipedia

    Romney veepstakes moves to Wikipedia
    Predicting vice presidential running mates is about as accurate as reading tea leaves. In fact, you have a better chance of finding political wisdom at a penny arcade. Or, you can find out who is 'in line' by going 'online' to Wikipedia. Yeah,...
  • The man behind the singing

    The man behind the singing
    Driving down the 1700 block of Kenwood Place in Costa Mesa, it's not easy to miss Terrell "Terry" Koken's house. On a street lined with well-manicured lawns, budding palm trees and flower beds, Koken's yard — with its pine tree, brush, untamed...
  • Mutant Butterflies Linked to Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

    Mutant Butterflies Linked to Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they've found mutant butterflies. Some of the butterflies had abnormalities in their legs, antennae, and abdomens, and dents in their...
  • On Faith: It's time to speak out against religious bigotry

    On Aug. 4, the nation rejoiced at news that engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory had landed Curiosity, its scientific vehicle, on Mars. But we awoke the next morning to learn that a racist bigot had murdered six Sikh worshippers within their own...
  • Gamer Believed To Be Lanza Played With Guns Like Those Used In Massacre

    The online user who investigators believe was Adam Lanza chose weaponry for a shooting game that mirrored the firearms he used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In his player profile for Combat Arms, a high-tech realistic shooting game,...
  • BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos

    BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos
    The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is out of service again Tuesday as workers begin their second day of a strike over pay and other issues. Talks between BART management and two unions broke down Sunday night, causing the 104-mile system to grind to a...
  • West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday

    West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday
    The city of West Hollywood will again conduct wedding ceremonies in City Council chambers Tuesday because of demand from same-sex couples. The city said in a news release that Monday's wedding ceremonies were "so joyful" that they will continue on a...
  • Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect

    Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect
    Hello Kitty ice pops, a watermelon, tamarind juice and other items bumped around in Jose Moran’s shopping cart in the parking lot of Jon’s International Marketplace on Monday, the first day of Glendale’s plastic bag ban. He could...
  • Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won

    Wendy Davis took on Texas bullies on abortion and won
    In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis’s Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.” In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old...
  • Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza

    Mass Murders Captivated Online User Believed To Be Adam Lanza
    In posts on gun message boards and gaming chat rooms, a user who authorities believe was Newtown gunman Adam Lanza showed a technical prowess about weapons and computers, a "fetish" for a certain bullet and a near-fixation with correcting Wikipedia...
  • San Diego judge: Yoga case 'almost like a trial by Wikipedia'

    SAN DIEGO -- In rejecting a claim Monday that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination, a San Diego County Superior Court judge said some opponents of an Encinitas elementary school yoga program seem to have gotten...