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Three Killed, Hundreds Wounded During Temple Mount Riot

Tensions came to a head on Friday as Palestinian protesters and Israeli police squared off over a demonstration against newly installed metal detectors at the entrances to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a skirmish that has resulted in three people dead and … More » The post Three Killed, Hundreds Wounded During Temple Mount Riot appeared first on EveryJoe.

Pristine midcentury modern hitting the market for first time since 1956 asks $13.9M

The minimalist home sits on land that was once part of Charlie Chaplin’s Beverly Hills estate On the market for the first time since it was built in 1956—and not altered since—is this midcentury modern in Beverly Hills. The time capsule has held up well. Show More Summary

The Protectionists Are Running Wild: Pharmaceutical Industry Lobbying Expenditures Soar

Everyone who has been through an intro econ class knows how bad a 20 percent tariff on steel or clothes is, so naturally all economists are outrages by patent monopolies for prescription drugs, which are the equivalent of patents of thousands of percent. Show More Summary

Trying hard to be entertaining

I have a love-hate relationship with entertaining. I can blame this on my family, since they’re not around to disagree. My grandmother was the Grand Mother of All Entertaining. She would have relatives show up at her door, unannounced, with their suitcases, and she didn’t blink. She always had: a spare room with clean sheets, […]

How Rotten Tomatoes became Hollywood's most influential — and feared — website

On a recent Wednesday morning, the staff of Rotten Tomatoes gathers in a Beverly Hills office, laptops open — steeling themselves for the next onslaught of reviews for Hollywood’s biggest upcoming movies. But first, supervising producer Cookie Zito gives an update. "We just found out ‘War for the...

Comeback King

Donny Osmond is a workaholic. He just finished filming a DVD, wrapped a sold-out UK tour, co-headlined a nine-year-long run in Vegas and, now has plans to perform at Pechanga Resort and Casino on July 21. The show promises to transport the audience back to their “Puppy Love” days. Coast chatted with singer, actor, producer […]

Five years after riots: Has Anaheim changed?

"It’s horrible that death brings people together, but that’s what happened."

The Complex Tale of America's 'Blue-Collar Millionaire'

Percy Ross made his fortune in plastic garbage bags (after some other entrepreneurial endeavors), culminating in the sale of his company, Poly-Tech, for $8 million on July 20, 1969—the same day man walked on the moon. A Longreads story by Jacqui Shine details Ross' "pitch-perfect rags-to-riches tale" as the...

Jordan Spieth takes two-shot lead into weekend play at the British Open

It was a scene repeated time and again Friday as winds off the Irish Sea whipped across Royal Birkdale, buffeting the British Open grandstands and turning would-be solid shots into physics-defying banana balls. A player would hit his tee shot, watch it bend vigorously to the right or left, then...

Wall Street regulatory panel soon will have only 1 member (and 4 empty seats)

After more than three years helping lead one of the country’s most powerful Wall Street regulators, Sharon Bowen is ready to step down. Her pending departure from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will leave the five-member board with just one member. And that’s a problem for a panel responsible...

3 Orange County residents get prison time for $10 million mortgage-modification fraud

Three Orange County residents were sentenced this week to federal prison for their roles in a multi-million-dollar home mortgage modification scam that targeted vulnerable homeowners nationwide. Sammy Araya, a 41-year-old Santa Ana resident who masterminded the scheme that brought in at least $11 million, was sentenced to 20 years behind bars, while Michael Henderson, 49, […]

This Recovery Isn't All That Resilient, Here's Why

Authored by Danielle DiMartino Booth via Bloomberg.com, When adjusted for inflation, credit card usage has grown faster than incomes for 18 months... Are Federal Reserve stress tests leading economic indicators? That certainly seems to be the case. Show More Summary

Judge issues arrest warrant for Steven Bren, son of Orange County’s richest man, for not appearing in court

SANTA ANA – A judge has issued an arrest warrant for the son of Orange County’s richest man for not appearing in court on a civil case where he owes millions of dollars to creditors. Steven Bren, the 56-year-old son of The Irvine Co. owner Donald Bren, has faced a barrage of financial and legal […]

13 Instagrams that prove concrete is cool

From the brutal to the far-out During these dog days of summer, it’s important to remember that concrete is cool. So for a little respite from the heat, duck into a concrete monolith, and bring your body temperature down a bit whileShow More Summary

San Francisco’s most and least expensive homes this week

This time it pays to go low in Potrero Hill Friday is time for the High & the Low, a Curbed column chronicling the most and least expensive homes sold in San Francisco in the last seven days. Here’s this week’s pageant of extremes. Back...Show More Summary

Episode 785: The Starbury

Most athlete endorsements make a product more expensive. But what happens when an NBA All-Star uses his name to make a sneaker much, much cheaper? On today's show: How that worked out.

Likely Takata Air Bag Death Is a First

A man who died this month in a traffic crash near Sydney likely is the 18th person killed by a faulty Takata air bag inflator, Australian authorities said Friday. The 58-year-old man was struck in the neck by a small fragment and died at the scene of the July 13...

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