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Hollywood cameraman insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981

In the photographs, Lester Wisbrod is a constant: He always appears on the right, with a big smile and a satisfied look about him. On the left, a cavalcade of famous faces flashes by: Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger.

Jordan Clarkson, not Julius Randle, gets winning tip-in for Lakers

That Lakers draft pick looked pretty strong out there, fluid and gifted, often with a serious look on his face, especially when he went up for that game-winning tip-in with no time left.

No flipping as Dodgers' Yasiel Puig flops in All-Star Home Run Derby

The Dodgers ought to consider a new organizational strategy for the Home Run Derby.

VA overpaid $230 million in disability claims, official tells Congress

The Department of Veterans Affairs disability system has improperly paid former service members at least $230 million over the last few years, according to the VA's inspector general's office.

Opera Software to buy Brentwood start-up AdColony

Tap to watch a TV show clip on Lifetime's iPad app, and a high-definition video ad for the Home Depot begins playing, it seems, even before your finger has left the screen.

Phil Jackson, Jeanie Buss tip caps to career of Yankees' Derek Jeter

Though Lakers owner and executive Jeanie Buss is engaged to New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, the two were recently at odds in the hunt for unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'Time Scanners' and more

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Court tosses two convictions against former Bin Laden aide

A federal appeals court struck down two terrorism-related convictions Monday against Osama bin Laden's former press secretary and propagandist, Ali Hamza Bahlul, but upheld a third for conspiracy.

Even as an NFL rookie, Eric Dickerson seemed bound for greatness

Eric Dickerson didn't look all that special, not to the man in the hat.

Facebook to track users' TV habits

Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried. Deal with Nielsen aims to gauge online viewership. Privacy advocates are worried.

Clayton Kershaw says Adam Wainwright deserves to start All-Star game

— If the Dodgers advance to the World Series this year, Clayton Kershaw might start the All-Star game next year.

With Citigroup paying up, feds' attention turns to BofA

With Citigroup Inc. agreeing to pay $7 billion for issuing toxic mortgage securities, the Justice Department now turns to settling its case against what analysts call the biggest mortgage miscreant of all: Bank of America Corp.

Memorial to New Jersey cop killer prompts outrage

An impromptu public memorial for a New Jersey cop killer – who reportedly told a witness that he would be famous before dying in a shootout with police over the weekend – prompted an outcry from local officials Monday.

Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari resigns as World Cup coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari resigned as Brazil's coach after the team's failure to win the World Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation said Monday.

Colorado attorney general seeks end to 'legal chaos' over gay marriage

The Colorado attorney general will continue trying to halt the issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the state even though the governor has asked him to stop.

Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid.

NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure.

Pill look different? Shape and color changes may prompt lapses

In a decade, Americans have saved an estimated $1.2 trillion by taking generic drugs instead of the high-priced originals. But the booming market in copycat prescription pharmaceuticals - coupled with insurance companies' efforts to keep healthcare costs low - often means that when they...

Defending champ Phil Mickelson eager to uncork new British Open effort

HOYLAKE, England — British Open week began here Monday with casual practice rounds and casual chatter. As is only fair, last year's champion, Phil Mickelson, got to chatter the most.

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