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Rotten Tomatoes Launches Audience Verification Tool
Rotten Tomatoes, which relies on credible ratings to drive traffic to its website, on Thursday took a step to prevent fake movie reviews. The Beverly Hills, Calif.-based company said it would offer a new feature that shows reviews and ratings by veri
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'Diego Maradona' Is The Newest Documentary By Oscar-winning Director Asif Kapadia
CANNES, France - It's not as if master documentarian Asif Kapadia, whose films have profiled Formula One legend Ayrton Senna and revered singer Amy Winehouse, is unfamiliar with famous folk. But there is fame, and there is Diego Maradona. In his prim
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Narendra Modi Is Headed For A Second Term As India's Prime Minister
NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on the cusp of winning a second five-year term on Thursday, fighting off concerns about rising unemployment and religious violence to prevail in one of the country's most divisive election campaigns
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'Aladdin' Stars Explain 12 Ways The New Remake Stands Out From The Original
LOS ANGELES - The story of the diamond in the rough is back, with some of the rough spots worked out. Disney's live-action version of "Aladdin" debuts Friday, 27 years after its animated original. Writer-director Guy Ritchie gives the story some nece
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
John Walker Lindh, The 'America Taliban' From Marin County, Remains A 9/11 Enigma
John Walker Lindh was one of the many perplexing stories of 9/11 America. The so-called American Taliban grew up in the affluent suburb of Marin County, a cradle of liberal values. But he ended up half a world away at a training camp run by al-Qaida,
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Superior Bench Depth To Give Warriors An Advantage In NBA Finals
Without even playing, the Golden State Warriors won again Tuesday. As they began a nine-day break ahead of a fifth consecutive appearance in the NBA Finals, their remaining challengers guaranteed more work for themselves. The Toronto Raptors' 120-102
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Dodgers' Kenta Maeda To Start Against The Pirates On Sunday
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Kenta Maeda will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, the first day he is eligible to come off the injured list, manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday. The Dodgers will make an additional mo
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Manny Pacquiao Tells Keith Thurman He'll Retire On His Own Terms As Boxers Verbally Spar
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Manny Pacquiao heard Keith Thurman's bold claim. The unbeaten champion predicted that the result of their July 20 bout would usher Pacquiao into retirement. Pacquiao, 40, replied Wednesday with his own assertion: that he'd han
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NASCAR To Gain Control Of 13 Tracks In Merger With ISC
NASCAR agreed to a sweetened, $2 billion deal to buy a company that runs 13 major racetracks and take it private as part of NASCAR's effort to reverse years of decline in stock-car racing's popularity. The tracks are owned by International Speedway C
Los Angeles Times3 min read
Dylan Floro's Worst Outing As A Dodger Wastes Rich Hill's Strong, Loud Effort Against Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Dylan Floro's worst outing as a Dodger did not last very long. It was over in a few minutes in the Dodgers' 8-1 loss at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, after the reliever faced four batters and allowed four runs without recording
Los Angeles Times7 min readFashion & Beauty
Reese Cooper Is Designing Tomorrow's Heritage Brand Today
The gritty stretch of Eagle Rock Boulevard with its nondescript industrial buildings, faded signage and acres of chain-link fencing seems an unlikely place to find one of fashion's fastest-rising stars silk-screening T-shirts for strangers in a parki
Los Angeles Times6 min readSociety
Trump Has Pardoned 10 Men; Who Are They?
The ability to grant pardons is among a president's most unchecked powers. Pardons have corrected injustices, and they've caused outrage. But historians consider some of President Donald Trump's pardons among the most controversial ever granted. Expe
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Commentary: Trump's Border Follies Ignore History. The US And Latin America Are Interdependent
As President Trump rails against border crossers from friendly countries to the south, it is worth observing that, when convenient to U.S. purposes, we have brought in our Latin neighbors by the thousands, through binational agreements and even by fo
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
Editorial: Of Course Police Should Kill Only When Necessary. California Law Should Reflect That
Police officers should be able to use deadly force only when necessary to prevent death or serious injury to themselves or to others. That standard seems so logical and so based in common sense that it may come as a surprise that it's not already the
Los Angeles Times3 min readTech
Elon Musk Company To Build Underground Transit Loop For Las Vegas Convention Center
Billionaire Elon Musk finally has a chance at completing a commercial tunneling project after his Boring Co. secured a $48.7-million contract to build a transit system for Las Vegas' expanding convention center. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
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Margo Price, Nine Months Pregnant, Has A Message For Male Alabama Lawmakers
Singer-songwriter Margo Price could hardly be more engaged with issues of pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. She's due to deliver her third child any day now - she noted with pride that her due date is Friday, or as she put it, "Bob Dylan's birthd
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Discoveries From The Past With Joanna Hogg And Honor Swinton Byrne In 'The Souvenir'
For most audiences in the U.S., the new film "The Souvenir" will make for not one but two major discoveries. One is the raw, emotional performance by its 21-year-old star in her first significant screen role. The other is its 59-year-old writer-direc
Los Angeles Times3 min readSociety
GLAAD Report: LGBTQ Representation In Films Is Up, But Less Diverse
Hollywood made some gains last year when it came to representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer characters in mainstream films, but it has plenty of room for improvement, according to a new study from GLAAD. The media advocacy gro
Los Angeles Times3 min read
San Francisco Police Chief Defends Controversial Search Of Reporter's Home
Facing a firestorm of public criticism, San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said Tuesday the controversial raid of a journalist's home earlier this month was prompted by the suspicion that the reporter was a co-conspirator in a criminal investigati
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Georgia Abortion Law: Boycott Heats Up As TV Show And Kristen Wiig Movie Bail
A Lionsgate comedy and an Amazon Studios TV series have pulled out of Georgia after the passage of a law prohibiting abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Kristen Wiig movie "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" will not shoot in Georgia, a
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Could Tesla Merge With SpaceX? A Morgan Stanley Analyst Raises The Possibility
Morgan Stanley stock analyst Adam Jonas told clients Wednesday that if Tesla's troubles continue, it's unlikely to be acquired by a tech company, an auto company, or someone from China. But it could end up merging with SpaceX, another Elon Musk compa
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Jury Awards $8.6 Million In LAPD K-9 Unit Whistleblower Retaliation Suit
LOS ANGELES - For months, the two Los Angeles Police Department bloodhound handlers saw their supervisor harass their female colleague. Over and over, they saw him try to massage her shoulders, unsolicited, and heard him make suggestive comments abou
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Quentin Tarantino Shocks Cannes Again With Epic 'Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood'
CANNES, France - The day before the Cannes premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood," his hotly anticipated movie set in Los Angeles during the tumultuous events of 1969, Quentin Tarantino published an open letter online. He addressed it to aud
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Rafer Johnson Hopes His Legacy Inspires Others To Be Their Best
LOS ANGELES - Outside the modest Sherman Oaks home of Los Angeles' most unassuming sports legend hangs a flag. It is not a flag of a team or an accomplishment, but of a mission. "Love," it reads. Inside, Rafer Johnson, 83, an athlete whose life both
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Quentin Tarantino Gets Testy At Cannes Over Question About Women's Roles In His Films
CANNES, France - There were plenty of hard questions Quentin Tarantino could have faced as he greeted reporters for the first time following the Cannes premiere of "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood." Did he change his approach to on-set safety after
Los Angeles Times4 min read
Movie Guide: Capsule Listings
Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children
Los Angeles Times4 min readTech
Huawei Fight Is A Threat To Rural Internet
In swaths of rural America, along roads where there are just a few farms or homes within a mile-long stretch, customers are so few that the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile don't bother to build cell towers for coverage. The only operators providing wirele
Los Angeles Times3 min read
What To Play: The Satiric 'Shakedown: Hawaii' And Charmer 'Escape Lala'
'SHAKEDOWN: HAWAII' (Vblank Entertainment) Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC and Nintendo 3DS coming soon $19.99 "Shakedown: Hawaii" is a work of sarcasm inspired by "Grand Theft Auto." Knowing this will make it clear to the player
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Michael Avenatti Charged With Stealing Money From Stormy Daniels
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles lawyer Michael Avenatti was indicted Wednesday on charges of stealing from his former client Stormy Daniels by skimming money from her deal to write a memoir detailing her alleged sexual affair with Donald Trump. It was the
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Dax Shepard's Biggest Hit Is A Podcast He Records In His Attic
LOS ANGELES - Dax Shepard, a tired dad who hates waking up in the middle of the night to pee, was floating an idea. Adult diapers: What's the downside? To explain: The actor is 44 now. He just wrapped the first season of "Bless This Mess," an ABC com
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