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Atlanta Falcons fined for using fake crowd noise, lose 2016 draft pick

The Atlanta Falcons forfeited a fifth-round 2016 draft pick and were fined $350,000 by the NFL on Monday for using artificial crowd noise during games at the Georgia Dome over the past two seasons.

Angelina Jolie urges all kids to be proud, 'cause a little trouble'

Angelina Jolie was a little wicked, but far from evil, as she accepted her award for favorite villain at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, delivering a message that kids should be proud of being unique.

Hollywood Blvd. Is Shut Down For Van Halen Performance

Hollywood Blvd. is closed today as Van Halen rocks out at an outdoor concert. [ more › ]

Clippers vs. Boston Celtics preview

The Clippers finish their three-game trip with a match-up Sunday at 3 p.m. PDT against the Boston Celtics.

Convicted sex offender arrested in 1981 death of Anaheim boy

For more than three decades, the 1981 slaying of 6-year-old Jeffrey David Vargo of Anaheim remained unsolved.

Video: Officer Breaks Window Of Moving Car To Wake Driver Passed Out In Middle Of Freeway

A CHP officer had to jump into action and smash open the window of a moving car in the middle of the freeway in order to rescue a passed out driver. [ more › ]

Devil horns and diva dresses fly off the rack at L.A. Opera costume sale

At Burning Man, people wear a lot of weird stuff — ski goggles, fairy wings, neon body paint. But some of the festival-goers who journey to Nevada's Black Rock Desert this summer may be sporting outfits with an even more bizarre origin: the Los Angeles Opera.

Graphic Videos: Teenage Girl Hit In Head With Skateboard In Brutal Venice Beatdown

A teenage girl and her boyfriend were viciously beaten in Venice Beach in a brutal attack that was caught on video. [ more › ]

Reports: Woman attacked with skateboard in Venice

A woman and two men were assaulted Thursday night in Venice -- the woman reportedly struck with a skateboard -- as onlookers stood by.

Manny Pacquiao under contract to buy $12.5-million home in the 90210

Add a slice of prime Beverly Hills real estate to Manny Pacquiao’s scorecard.

An emotional verdict for jurors in Ellen Pao trial

She didn’t expect the trial to become a media circus. She’d never even heard of the plaintiff, Ellen Pao, or the defendant, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, before the first day of the trial. But Marshalette Ramsey, known as “Juror 2” in the...

Secret Tunnels Were Built Under The Playboy Mansion In The 1970s

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Secret tunnels may have been built from the homes of Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan... to the Playboy mansion. [ more › ]

Addressing PTSD Among Youth Is Central to Closing the Achievement Gap

By Julija Zubac Seemingly out of the blue, one of my favorite students cussed me out in the middle of class. I have spent hours building a relationship with him and felt hurt and defensive -- until I heard his story of grief, loss and trauma. Show More Summary

This sound did not need a film dimension

Few scores in music history have spoken as eloquently as Bach's sonatas and partitas for unaccompanied violin. Completed in 1720, his set of three sonatas and three partitas are among the most intellectually and emotionally enriching works ever composed.

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Norvell, Astrologer to the Stars

  Novell and Hedy Lamarr in Screenland. Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary defines astrology as “the divination of the supposed influences of the stars and planets on human affairs and terrestrial events by their positions and aspects.” For thousands of years, … Continue reading ?

Melrose Could Turn Into A Virtual 'Street Art Museum'

A mobile app would guide users through the murals. [ more › ]

Deadline co-editor does the mea culpa over diverse casting

Michael Fleming says last week's story suggesting there was too much diversity in TV casting was a big mistake: "Our hearts are heavy with regret."

Missing Berkeley student was killed trying to cross the freeway

Eloi Vasquez was struck and killed on the 10 freeway early Sunday morning, but did not carry any identification.

A steady stream of comet dust may have 'painted' Mercury black

The mystery of Mercury's excessively dark surface may have just been solved.

College basketball notes: Chris Mullin is the new coach at St. John's

Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has agreed to coach the Red Storm, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.

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