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Valeant says it's willing to raise offer for Allergan to $200 a share

As shareholders of Botox maker Allergan Inc. prepare for a vote on the company's future, a Canadian suitor said it's willing to increase its offer to buy the Irvine firm.

Ron Hextall relishes GM role in Philadelphia, sleepless nights and all

There are nights Ron Hextall is so consumed by his job he can't shut off his brain.

Deputy shoots man in Paramount; 2nd suspect sought

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot a person Monday near train tracks in Paramount, authorities said.

Nepotism not behind L.A. County Fire Dept. numbers

To the editor: I am a civilian dispatcher for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. I am not related to anyone in my department; however, I proudly serve our citizens alongside many employees who are. ("Family members beat the odds in winning prized firefighting jobs," Oct. 26)

Obama is no strategic genius on the Middle East

To the editor: Brian Michael Jenkins stretches credulity by comparing President Obama to Roman general Fabius Maximus. ("Is Obama a modern-day Quintus Fabius Maximus?," Op-Ed, Oct. 22)

Yes on 45 campaign hypes millions spent by opponents

Do voters really care who's paying for the campaign ads that are filling their mailboxes and the airwaves?

L.A. City Council overreaches on Fresno County farm workers

To the editor: As a management consultant, I have worked with Gerawan Farming on and off for almost 30 years. I know its operations well, and I know many of the company's employees. ("L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers," Oct. 22)

Ex-San Bernardino cop gets 25 years for sex crimes against prostitutes

A former San Bernardino police officer was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison for forcing prostitutes to have sex with him while he was in uniform.

Washington state shooting and gun safety at home

To the editor: Your article about the school shooting in Seattle spoke to the uncertainty about what precipitated this tragedy. If the article had included a reference to the fact that it was not yet known how this child had access to a gun, this would have acknowledged how crucial it is that...

NHL pluses and minuses: Canadian teams honor fallen soldiers

Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week:

Black lawmakers push back against coal utilities’ new trick

Utilities are using black lawmakers to drive up prices on clean energy -- and the long-term health of low-income communities of color hangs in the balance.

Interstellar Official Reviews Are In

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Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Doctor Strange

A familiar face will play Marvel's most anticipated big screen franchise Comics Doctor Strange Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Who Marvel Robert Downey Jr

Lego Movie Sequel on the Fast Track for 2017

The classic toy franchise is coming back for more Film The Lego Movie 22 Jump Street

Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Breaks Net Record

34.3 million fans go nuts for first look at Avengers sequel Comics The Avengers Avengers Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr. Joss Whedon

Keanu Reeves Wanted In on Batman and X-Men

Reeves laments the ones that got away Film Keanu Reeves The Matrix John Wick Point Break

No, The Walking Dead is Not a Coma Dream

Fan theory is quickly shot down Trending The Walking Dead Robert Kirkman

Vintage Computer Built By Steve Wozniak Goes For Big Bucks

1976 prehistoric computer sells for $671,400 Trending steve wozniak steve jobs Apple

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