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Global smartphone shipments rise 25% in third quarter

Global smartphone shipments topped 300 million units for the second quarter in a row, propelled by new phones and emerging markets.

William Gibson coaxes the future out of the present

"I wanted buzzwords," William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. "I wanted buzz-neologisms, really." He scored with "cyberspace," the term he coined in a short story and popularized in his 1984 novel "Neuromancer," to describe, well — never mind, you know what cyberspace is.

Bust of John Denver stolen from Colorado arena; family wants it back

A life-sized bust of the late singer John Denver was swiped from an arena in Colorado, and his family and officials want it back.

L.A. Auto Show teasers and maybe a spoiler

The L.A. Auto Show has one thing unique to others.  Its the Design Challenge issued every year to the manufacturers.  It has a theme that they must respond to.  The Design Challenge is now in its 11th year. This years Design Challenge is “Sensing the Future: How Will Cars Interact With Us In 2029?”  I’ve […]

USC football morning report

Stat of the day: USC quarterback Cody Kessler has completed 70.2% of his passes, which puts him on pace to break the school season record.

Halloween rainstorm expected to give Los Angeles area the chills

If trick-or-treaters don't get the chills from Halloween frights, they'll most likely get them from the weather on Friday as a storm is forecast to move into Southern California.

9 Tips for Dealing with the Emotions When Writing a Memoir

Writing a memoir is much like going through your trunk of family treasures and keepsakes. At times the memories may be fuzzy, just like the ink on the pages of that 70-year-old journal your great-grandmother kept. Sometimes the memories may be painful, much like the ring your father gave you before he passed away. Show More Summary

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people. This included 16 "positive" traits (e.g., independent, risk-taking,...Show More Summary

San Francisco takes stock of violence, damage after World Series win

Authorities in San Francisco are taking stock of the raucous fan celebrations that turned violent Wednesday night after the Giants won Game 7 of the World Series.

Berkshire Hathaway executive donates $65 million to UC Santa Barbara

The vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has donated $65 million to a UC Santa Barbara physics institute -- the largest single gift in the university's history.

Berkshire Hathaway executive donates $65 million to UC Santa Barbara

The vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has donated $65 million to a UC Santa Barbara physics institute -- the largest single gift in the university's history.

'Suge' Knight could face 30 years to life on new criminal charge

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight's latest criminal charge could get him 30 years to life in prison if he's convicted in a case involving the theft of a woman's camera in Beverly Hills, prosecutors said.

The Team That Did Not Practice

My 17-year-old daughter has been playing soccer since she was 5. One year of club soccer sent her running back into the arms of our local AYSO -- something that had little to do with her skill set and more to do with just wanting toShow More Summary

Grisly video footage surfaces of strike on Syrian camp

Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: the horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces.

Halloween 2014: Last-Minute Recommendations – Haunted Houses, Hayrides & Ghost Trains

The second installment of our Last-Minute Recommendations for Halloween 2014 suggests some must-see haunted houses and rides. Because our goal is to help you prioritize your schedule during the remaining dates of the Halloween season, we have omitted shows you cannot see because they are sold out, and also shows that you can see later because [...]

Man shot, fires set as Giants fans celebrate World Series victory

A man was shot in the arm, fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, authorities said.

Man shot, fires set as Giants fans celebrate World Series victory

A man was shot in the arm, fires were set and bottles were thrown at police officers late Wednesday as revelers celebrated the San Francisco Giants winning the World Series, authorities said.

Halloween 2014: Last-Minute Recommendations – Theme Parks

Only two days left of Halloween – four, if you count November 1 and 2 – and so many haunts left to visit. What to do? You must prioritize – but which Los Angeles attractions are must-sees, which are worth a visit, and which should be avoided like a pack of starving zombies? Never fear: [...]

Poet Galway Kinnell, winner of Pulitzer Prize, dies at 87

Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died. He was 87.

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