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Best part of All-Star game for Ducks' Frederick Andersen was invitation

VANCOUVER, Canada — Playing in the NHL All-Star game is something to value but, considering how unfriendly the 17-12 game was to goaltenders, perhaps just the invite was best for Frederik Andersen.

Harris shadow-boxing Villaraigosa in Senate race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is not yet a candidate for U.S. Senate, and he might still skip the race altogether.

Greece's revolt against austerity

Greek voters collectively shouted “We're mad as hell!” last weekend, sweeping into power a radical left-wing party that campaigned against austerity. The election didn't improve the country's fiscal health; the government is so deep in debt, it could very well default if...

In lethal injection case, high court has a chance to take a bold step

In the effort to find less gruesome ways to execute condemned prisoners, more than two dozen states — including California — adopted a lethal injection protocol developed by Oklahoma in the late 1970s in which the prisoner is rendered insensate with one injection, then given a...

The influence of science and reason on moral progress

A century and a half ago, an abolitionist preacher named Theodore Parker noticed something striking about the moral universe: “The arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways,” he said, but added that “from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.” Fifty...

When wine runs dry, these drones have your back

Vineyards are drying out thanks to climate change -- but high-tech surveillance drones might just save them. Welcome to our weird new world!

Conviction upheld in 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson

A state appellate court upheld the conviction Monday of a man serving two life terms in prison for the 1988 killing of racing legend Mickey Thompson and his wife.

'I never quit the band,' says Blink-182's Tom DeLonge

It appears that Tom DeLonge hasn’t quit pop-punk trio Blink-182 after all, even though bandmates Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus issued a statement to that effect, saying that their decision to tap Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba for the group’s healdining performance in March in...

Ducks look like an NHL playoff lock, Kings are nearly there

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter painted a vivid picture when asked last week about his players' struggles to defend their championship.

Rain moves into Los Angeles area; first of two storms

The first of two small rainstorms moved into the Los Angeles area Monday afternoon.

Tomato bluefin? Eggplant eel? Sushi joins the faux meat trend

As the sustainable seafood movement continues gaining traction, chefs are starting to update sushi classics with fish-less, vegetarian alternatives.

Putting an intellectually disabled man to death

To the editor: Your editorial opposing the impending execution of Warren Lee Hill Jr. — an intellectually disabled Georgia inmate — depicts the only scenario under which I could support the death penalty, namely for a murder committed by someone already serving a life sentence,...

SkyMall's bankruptcy had less to do with its absurd catalog than you think

On the surface, the bankruptcy of SkyMall seems to be easily explained and none too surprising.

Fixing Syria and Iraq is a job for the next president

To the editor: President Obama's Syria policy is an unfortunate example of his now-characteristic indecisiveness. He's half in and half out. Air support, yes; ground troops, no. ("A conspicuous failure of U.S. foreign policy in Syria," Op-Ed, Jan. 24)

A financial planner's anti-union advice

To the editor: I was appalled to read advice offered to truck driver Julio Cervantes by financial planner Delia Fernandez in the "Money Makeover" feature. Fernandez advises that the first thing Cervantes should do to save money is stop organizing his fellow truck drivers to form a union. ("Time...

The facts and the anti-foie gras fanatics

To the editor: Thanks to Robin Abcarian for her open-minded approach to the recent un-banning of foie gras in California. ("The return of foie gras to California menus offers food for thought," Jan. 23)

Throngs of New York commuters rushing home as blizzard intensifies

As a powerful blizzard barreled toward the Northeast, commuters were learning the hard way that it was becoming more difficult to get anywhere from here.

19 tweets that explain how we’re stifling electricity innovation

A rant about the abysmal state of innovation and progress in the U.S. electricity sector.

This guy will pay your dumpster-diving fines

Rob Greenfield wants you to dumpster dive so much, he'll pay your fines if you get caught.

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