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Poll: Your neighbors probably think you're a water waster

Last summer, #droughtshaming was born as Californians took to social media to out their neighbors’ water-wasting ways.

Could 'Downton Abbey' make it to the big screen after series ends?

The bell may be tolling for "Downton Abbey" after the sixth season of the PBS and Carnival Films drama series, but that doesn't necessarily mean fans have seen the last of the aristocratic Crawley family and their humble servants.

James Hannaham discusses drugs, slavery and 'Delicious Foods'

James Hannaham has made a career out of being unpredictable. The Bronx-born writer has worked as a journalist, critic, actor, comedian and teacher. His first novel, "God Says No," about a young African American Christian man coming to terms with his attraction to men, garnered critical praise...

Bomb threat delays former Patriot Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

A bomb threat called into the Fall River, Mass., courthouse Thursday caused a brief delay in the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.

Delay in Southern Section playoff grouping proposal

Southern Section Commissioner Rob Wigod has run into a "roadblock" in putting together a proposal that would place individual schools into playoff divisions instead of placing leagues into playoff divisions.

New Era makes error on Jaguars draft hats, puts Miami skyline on brim

The cities of Miami and Jacksonville are hundreds of miles apart, except on the Jaguars' new NFL draft hats, in which case the Magic City skyline is on the underside of the brim.

State drought relief package falls short, conservation advocates say

Not only will the $1-billion spending plan approved by lawmakers Thursday provide little immediate relief to drought-stricken Californians, state leaders are missing an opportunity to take more decisive action to restrict water use, conservation advocates said.

NASA aims to pluck boulder from asteroid, bring it to the moon

NASA's next marquee mission might be described as the great asteroid boulder pluck.

National Guardsman charged with trying to join Islamic State

A National Guard specialist was arrested and charged with attempting to join the Islamic State extremist group and helping his cousin plot a possible terror attack at a U.S. military base in Illinois, federal investigators said Thursday morning.

Commutes are getting longer, study says

Nationwide, commutes are getting longer. But in two Southern California regions, travel time to work may actually have improved.

German co-pilot blamed in crash showed no sign of distress, reports say

The young German co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing a Germanwings plane on Tuesday and killing all 150 people on board had cleared all tests of his flightworthiness and gave no sign of being troubled, according to his employers and German media reports.

HBO, Vice announce expansive news content deal

HBO and Vice Media will expand their news content programming in a new four-year deal.

'Game of Thrones' showrunners reveal they're masters of saying nothing

With the runup to the fifth season of "Game of Thrones," series writers and executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are out on the promotion trail. But as they revealed to Seth Meyers on "Late Night" on Wednesday night, they have mastered the art of speaking for a long time without...

Rihanna releases hard-edged new single 'Bitch Better Have My Money'

Following a bumpy rollout that had fans downloading a lip-syncing app only to access snippets of the song, Rihanna released her new single to pop radio on Thursday, underscoring her relationship with one of the old-fashioned medium's most powerful brands.

Chris Wagner to play near hometown as Ducks try to end tailspin

Greetings from Boston, where it’s not snowing, for once, after a record-setting winter.

'Get Hard,' 'Home' to race for first at box office

Prison comedy “Get Hard” and animated family film “Home” will compete for the top spot at the box office this weekend.

Americans traveled by air in record numbers in 2014

Airlines flew a record number of passengers in the U.S. last year, and Los Angeles International Airport again was the second-busiest airport in the nation.

Sam Taylor-Johnson won't direct 'Fifty Shades of Grey' sequel

Sam Taylor-Johnson has exited the grey area. The director of the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey" will not be returning to helm the sequel, "Fifty Shades Darker," The Times has confirmed.

Fierce storms, tornadoes hit Oklahoma; state of emergency declared

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 25 counties on Thursday after severe storms tore through the state with fierce straight-line winds and tornadoes that killed one person, injured others and destroyed buildings. 

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