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Super Bowl QBs Cam Newton and Peyton Manning are a study in contrasts, athletically and stylistically

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is the NFL's version of cool, with his ankle-snapping elusiveness, over-the-top touchdown celebrations, $800 zebra-striped Versace pants. Peyton Manning, the Denver Broncos quarterback, is the embodiment of old-school tradition, a quarterback in the Johnny...

Cam Newton is named MVP; Brett Favre and Ken Stabler chosen for Hall of Fame

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

— Cam Newton is now a Super Bowl quarterback with an MVP award. Offensive player of the year, too. And his coach, Ron Rivera, owns a second NFL honor as well. And quarterbacks Brett Favre and Ken Stabler were chosen for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, along with...

Will the Directors Guild Awards help clarify the Oscars races?

16 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

With less than a month to go until the Academy Awards, it seems there's still little consensus about which film be named best picture. Last weekend, the top prize given out by the Screen Actors Guild — the movie ensemble award — went to the investigative journalism tale "Spotlight," directed by...

Facebook's new Sports Stadium feature gets big tryout for Super Bowl

21 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

For many sports fans, scanning Twitter while watching a game goes together like guacamole and chips. But waning interest in Twitter and its struggle to add users and captivating features has Facebook jostling to become the go-to TV companion for sports viewers. The two social media companies will...

Age of Autism Weekly Wrap – Rand Paul et alia

By Dan Olmsted As someone who believes there is an autism epidemic and that excessive vaccination is the cause (see Bernie Rimland), I was sorry to see Rand Paul leave the presidential race this week. His less-government philosophy would clearly...

Race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders gets noisier

19 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

You might not know it reading The Times' letters pages, but there's a race going on for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination too. With a big personality like Donald Trump taking up the GOP's spotlight, it's understandable that most of the political news coverage would focus on the more...

Highlights of the NAACP Image Awards, as told by Twitter

Black excellence was front and center Friday night at the NAACP Image Awards. Anthony Anderson hosted the event, which took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. And like most award ceremonies, following along on Twitter was as much fun as watching the show. Some highlights -- and a couple of...

Martin Shkreli isn't alone in ripping off patients with crazy drug prices

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Congress tried to show it feels America’s pain over high prescription-drug costs by calling Martin Shkreli to account Thursday. Shkreli is the former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals, currently out on $5-million bail after being charged with securities fraud and conspiracy. He became the face of...

University Makes Fitbits Mandatory

Fitbits are now mandatory at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma.

Democrats battle for the progressive identity in New Hampshire

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

More from Trail Guide Feb. 3 Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton participate in New Hampshire town hall Feb. 2 With the Iowa caucus results in, Hillary Clinton is belatedly declared the winner Feb. 1 Iowa caucus results: Clinton and Sanders too close to call; Cruz bests Trump Jan. 31 Donald Trump:...

'Inside Out' wins outstanding animated feature at the Annie Awards

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

"Inside Out," the acclaimed box-office hit about a young girl dealing with her emotions, was the big winner at the 43rd Annie Awards for animation given out Saturday evening at UCLA's Royce Hall. The film from Pixar Animations Studio, which is owned by Disney, won for outstanding animated feature,...

What Does “Letting Go” Really Mean?

“Let it go” has become a big buzz word in self-help and new age circles. It’s even seeped into the mainstream. So much so that it’s become a cliché. Letting go has become a convenient catch-phrase you say to someone in yoga class, at the water cooler, at the gym, your Uber driver, or over the phone with your sister. Show More Summary

Waterboarding, Rubio repeats and other takeaways from the Republican debate

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Saturday's Republican presidential debate was one of the most contentious to date, not surprising given that several candidates are struggling to stay alive as the crowded field starts to winnow. For several candidates, Tuesday's New Hampshire primary is a last stand. For others, it will determine...

Calls for diversity set the tone on the Directors Guild Awards red carpet

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Most award shows are air-kissy affairs, full of platitudes and over-the-top fashion. But at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday, President Paris Barclay set a more serious tone in his opening remarks, noting the guild’s role in the industry-wide discourse about diversity. That was...

After Taiwan quake, families hold anxious vigil outside collapsed building

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

At 5 a.m. Sunday, 67-year-old Lin Tang-shui arrived outside the wreck of the Wei Guan apartment complex, hoping for a Lunar New Year miracle. It was supposed to be a day of festivities, with Lin reuniting with his three grown boys for a family dinner on the eve of the most important holiday of...

Academic decathlon Super Quiz is a sport unto itself - with the fans to prove it

3 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The fans from Van Nuys High School craned their necks, team members' names scrawled across their faces, looking for their fellow students. As the team started filing in, the two rows of students in the bleachers waved signs and chanted the coach's name: "Abreu! Abreu! Abreu!" They were cheering...

A Good Thing Gone Bad… Kinda

How do you know if they are butterflies or dragons in your stomach?...

Syria and Iran warn Saudis against sending troops, who would 'return in wooden boxes'

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Syrian officials and their Iranian allies on Saturday warned Saudi Arabia to drop any plans to send troops in support of retreating Syrian rebels facing a potentially shattering defeat in the northern province of Aleppo. At a news conference in Damascus, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem declared...

6th Street Bridge, spanning much of L.A.'s past, finally starts to fall to demolition crews

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

The jackhammers pounded through the morning, debris cascaded in great chunks onto the freeway below, and threads of steel rebar hung from the pylons atop the 6th Street Bridge. With generous sunshine and immaculate skies, it was classic L.A. weather for a classic L.A. activity: the dismantling...

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