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fbi agent pleads not guilty to lying about shooting at rancher in oregon standoff

an fbi agent pleaded not guilty wednesday to charges of lying about firing two shots at robert “lavoy” finicum, one of the leaders of the armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in oregon last year.

w. joseph astarita, stone-faced and wearing a dark-gray pinstriped suit, entered the plea in a two-minute...






ups will freeze pensions of thousands of nonunion employees

united parcel service inc. told some workers wednesday that the company plans to freeze their pensions, joining the ranks of other large employers that are moving away from the defined benefit plans.

ups is notifying more than 70,000 nonunion workers this week that the change will take place in...






bad boy entertainment to launch macy’s pop-up

bad boy entertainment is expanding into retail. the record label, which was founded by sean “diddy” combs, is producing the heritage collection, a line of bad boy merchandise that will be exclusive to macy’s.

to celebrate the new endeavor and the release of combs “can’t stop won’t stop” documentary,...






stocks have their best day since april

the u.s. stock market notched its biggest gain in two months wednesday, bouncing back from tuesday's losses.

banks and other financial firms led the rally as investors bet on interest rates climbing further. banks can make more money on lending when rates move up.

technology companies were among...






clippers trade chris paul to rockets

when chris paul told the clippers during a meeting this week of his desire to play for the houston rockets, it didn’t come as much of a surprise.

his words were a “formality,” simply confirming what the team already knew, one clippers official said wednesday, after news broke about a trade that...






brand-new sunset strip apartments to become deluxe extended-stay hotel

a just-completed apartment complex on the sunset strip in west hollywood has been sold to a pennsylvania developer that plans to convert the property into a luxury extended-stay hotel.

the 190 apartments at 8500 sunset blvd. are part of a more than $300-million development covering two blocks on...






varsity times insider: the latest sports news from southern california's high school teams.

football june 28, 2017, 10:50 a.m. st. john bosco football season opener to be broadcast by espnu from florida eric sondheimer defending southern section division 1 football champion st. john bosco will have its season opener on aug. 25 against st. thomas aquinas in fort lauderdale, fla., televised...





naomie harris, kate moss, adwoa aboah in miu miu’s fall campaign

miu miu’s campaigns have been as cheery, colorful and conceptual as the collections in recent seasons, featuring an assemblage of actresses and models across age ranges in eclectic locations. there was elle fanning, carolyn murphy, karen elson and lara stone at the beach and underwater for the...






man admits hammer attack on mannequin, avoids charges in homeless killings

a nevada man who pleaded guilty in a hammer attack on a mannequin that was posed as a sleeping homeless person is also believed to be responsible for similar attacks that killed two men and injured a third in downtown las vegas, police said wednesday.

but the plea deal that has shane allen schindler...






healthcare debate highlights the split that threatens to paralyze republicans

six months after taking control of the white house and both houses of congress, republicans who campaigned for years on repealing obamacare still can’t agree on how to do it.

a chief reason that the struggle has been so hard is the growing importance in the party of populist blue-collar voters,...






amid opioid overdoses, santa clarita officials team up to arrest dealers, offer rehab

the dealers were smuggling in bundles of cocaine and heroin, some of it hidden in secret compartments inside their cars. they carried thousands of dollars in cash and at least one firearm, all believed to be linked to their drug peddling in santa clarita.

over the last month and a half, a special...






l.a. city council approves raises of up to 22% for about 9,000 dwp workers

in a big victory for labor, the los angeles city council on wednesday approved a contract giving six raises in five years to members of the department of water and power’s biggest union.

the vote came despite objections from some council members over the what they considered a rushed process that...






manny pacquiao calls fight against jeff horn 'a gift' for australia

manny pacquiao calls his saturday night fight in australia against that country’s former olympian jeff horn a “gift,” an appropriate description given the near certainty that pacquiao will record his 60th victory.

while the bout appears to be a mismatch, there are serious things on the line.

pacquiao...






prosecutor drops charge against brian encinia, ex-texas trooper who arrested sandra bland

a charge has been dropped against the only official to face criminal indictment related to the arrest of sandra bland, a black woman who was found hanged in her texas jail cell three days after her arrest and whose name became a rallying cry in protests against racial bias in policing.

former state...






conservative activists step up attack on cnn

conservative activists are escalating their attack on cnn. many see the network as their prime ideological for for its coverage of president trump.





charge dropped against trooper who arrested sandra bland before she died in texas jail

a charge has been dropped against the only official to face criminal indictment related to the arrest of sandra bland, a black woman who was found hanged in her texas jail cell three days after her arrest and whose name became a rallying cry in protests against racial bias in policing.

former state...






california lawmaker pushing bill to jolt electric car market with $3 billion in subsidies

california’s electric car rebate program needs a recharge to meet the state’s clean air goals, said democrat assemblyman phil ting of san francisco.

his bill to provide $3 billion in subsidies for electric car buyers over 12 years is wending its way through the legislature. on wednesday, ting held...






l.a. city council approves raises of up to 22% for about 9,000 dwp workers

the los angeles city council approved a contract wednesday that will provide six raises in five years for members of the department of water and power’s biggest and most powerful union.

in an 11-3 vote, the council backed raises for about 9,000 members of the international brotherhood of electrical...






cowboys' david irving suspended four games for violating nfl policy on peds

dallas defensive end david irving has been suspended the first four games of the season for violating the nfl's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

the ban announced wednesday leaves the cowboys without two potential starting pass rushers because of suspensions.

randy gregory, a second-round...






air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says

at a time when the trump administration is moving to delay and dismantle air quality regulations, a new study suggests that air pollution continues to cut americans’ lives short, even at levels well below the legal limits set by the u.s. environmental protection agency.

the nationwide study of...