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Issa's big dud: No White House connection to IRS 'scandal'

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, wasted enormous Congressional resources over the last 18 months trying to inflate the IRS "scandal" into a mountain. The release Tuesday of his final, petulant report on the affair marks what may be its final decline into a mouse.

Gilead shares plunge after Express Scripts spurns its $1,000 hepatitis C pill

Gilead Sciences Inc., already under fire for the high costs of its hepatitis C drugs, took another hit Monday when the nation's largest manager of pharmacy benefits struck an exclusive deal with a rival drugmaker.

USC receiver George Farmer is ready for a repeat performance

USC receiver George Farmer had an outstanding performance in the regular-season finale against Notre Dame.

Year-end tips may yield tax savings

Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions.

'Hobbit' to prevail for 2nd weekend as 'Interview' rolls out

The final installment of the "Hobbit" franchise is likely to top the box office again over the four-day Christmas weekend.

George R.R. Martin will show 'The Interview'

George R.R. Martin will show "The Interview" on Christmas. The "Song of Ice and Fire" series author owns the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, N.M., one of the independent theaters that has decided to screen the controversial comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about the fictional...

Love and long-distance travel in the time of climate change

It's very strange to be in a position where I find myself weighing spending the holidays with people I love against the climate crisis.

Rancho Mirage home of baseball great Ralph Kiner lists for sale

A Rancho Mirage home formerly owned by Ralph Kiner, the late Hall of Fame baseball player and New York Mets broadcaster, has come to market in Rancho Mirage for $789,900.

Judge rejects Polanski's bid to kill sex case from 1970s

A Los Angeles judge Wednesday rejected a new bid by Roman Polanski to dismissed a three-decade-old case in which the famed director fled to Europe to avoid sentencing in the sexual assault of a teenager, a court spokesman said.

The trip 'Into the Woods' is spooky, thoughtful, delightful

"Into the Woods," the deliciously arch, deceptively deep, fractured fairy tale with its soaring Sondheim showstoppers, has made it to the big screen virtually untouched by Hollywood's big, tall, terrible giants, whose meddling can so often make a mess of things.

USC receiver Nelson Agholor swaps jerseys with offensive lineman

USC players kept to tradition during their final on-campus practice Tuesday, swapping jerseys with teammates.

Wine review: 2012 Navaherreros Garnacha de Bernabeleva

This is a fascinating Garnacha from a property just 45 minutes from Madrid, in San Martín de Valdeiglesias at the foot of the Cerro de Guisando and the Gredos mountains. A blend of 40-to-60-or-more-year-old vines grown organically and biodynamically, the 2012 Navaherreros Garnacha is a...

'Wonder Woman' director Michelle MacLaren lists in Nichols Canyon

Television and film director Michelle MacLaren, who is set to helm the upcoming “Wonder Woman” movie, has put her home in Hollywood Hills West on the market at $3.5 million.

Three of the best Los Angeles craft beers of 2014

These last 12 months may have been the best yet for craft beer in Los Angeles — 2014 was filled with some memorable events, a deluge of new bars and breweries, and a lot of great beer from the region's newest breweries and veteran producers alike. 

Body found on fire near Inglewood 7-Eleven

Police made a grisly Christmas Eve morning discovery near an Inglewood 7-Eleven: A body was found on fire.

'Selma' is a powerful telling of the MLK story

"Selma" is a necessary film, even an essential one, with more than its share of memorable performances and vivid, compelling sequences.

Lessons from 2014: If you care about green cities, you must care about justice too

Cities may hold the solutions to our global climate crisis -- but only if we address deep-seated inequities.

These fantastic maps showed us different worlds in 2014

From rising sea levels and acidifying oceans to rural roads and dollar buses, these exercises in eco-cartography will open your eyes.

The Interview Will Finally Hit Theaters on Xmas

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