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  • Box office: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' catches $8.7 million Thursday night

    "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" -- the fifth flick featuring the web-slinging hero in 14 years -- is spinning toward a strong opening weekend.  The sequel to 2012's franchise reboot "The Amazing Spider-Man" snatched $8.7 million in ticket sales from Thursday...
  • Ain't That Romantic? News Corp. To Buy Harlequin, Publisher Of Love Tales, Erotica

    News Corp. is dabbling in a little printed-page peek-a-boo. In a move that expands its holdings in publishing assets not supported by advertising, the publishing company controlled by media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch said it would purchase romance...
  • Neil Young's Pono Music Service Relies on Outdated Model That Trades on Fame

    My inbox has been filling up with critics saying gotcha, implying my endorsement of the hi-res streaming service Wimp is a belated acknowledgement of the superiority and inevitability of Pono. Nothing could be further from the truth. Wimp is a new...
  • Pete Peterson for secretary of state

    Pete Peterson for secretary of state
    The race for the office of secretary of state is one of those down-ticket contests that usually don't garner much attention. This year, however, the race is among the most closely watched by political observers, for a number of reasons. First, the current...
  • Talladega group qualifying will be a potential wreck

    TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR's elite are gathered in the heart of Alabama for its bi-annual scrum known as restrictor-plate racing. But they may as well grab a passport and jaunt to a casino in Monte Carlo. These are the days of wild odds and crapshoots and...
  • Virginia Squires remember the good, and bad, fondly

     Virginia Squires remember the good, and bad, fondly
    VIRGINIA BEACH — After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1973, Barry Parkhill had identical contract offers from the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and ABA's Virginia Squires. He chose the Squires primarily for the chance to play with a...
  • Box office: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' looks super

    To the surprise of no one, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is looking strong in its opening swing through the box office this weekend, pulling in $35.5 million Friday night, according to estimates. The numbers add to the $8.7-million Thursday night haul...
  • Options Away, Level Skies let travelers lock in airfares before buying

    Options Away, Level Skies let travelers lock in airfares before buying
    One of the most tired cliches is that so-and-so doesn't actually sell such-and-such; they sell peace of mind. Well, in this case, it's true. The question is whether there is a market for that peace of mind among airline customers. In recent months,...
  • Is Tesla planning another electric car factory in California?

    Is Tesla going to be manufacturing more cars or car parts at a new facility? The electric car company won't comment specifically, but city officials in tiny Lathrop, Calif., say work is underway converting a 431,000-square-foot facility that once housed...
  • Sheriff's official: No 'Big Brother' with Compton air surveillance

    Sheriff's official: No 'Big Brother' with Compton air surveillance
    Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Wednesday there were no "Big Brother" aspects to an airborne video-surveillance program over Compton that was tested in 2012. Under the nine-day trial program in January 2012, a video camera was mounted on a...
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Grows by Appealing to Locals, Industry Auds

    The setting: Newport Beach's Fashion Island, located in the heart of Los Angeles County's often under-appreciated southern cousin, Orange County. The timing: late April, several months after the Academy Awards, and diametrically removed from the...