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Norwegian Breaks Age Record With Alpine Win

February 15, 2018 |

At 35, Aksel Lund Svindal is an old man by the standards of Olympic Alpine skiing —but the Norwegian managed to win the men’s downhill on Thursday, earning a place in the record books as the oldest skier to win Olympic gold, the AP reports. “That’s probably my last Olympics,…
Newser

Anaheim breaks tourism record for fifth straight year with 24.2 million visitors

February 13, 2018 |

A bigger convention center and two popular theme parks helped the city of Anaheim break its tourism record — again.

Anaheim welcomed 24.2 million visitors in 2017, about a 5% increase over the 23 million visitors in the previous year and more than 30% higher than 2012, according to Visit Anaheim,…


L.A. Times – Business

Tech Q&A: Bitcoin tips, smartphone tax breaks, getting the most Out of Alexa and more

February 10, 2018 |

I have had my Amazon Echo for over a month now. I use it to check the weather, traffic, and sports scores. But frankly, other than that, it’s a speaker taking up space.
FOX News

Pelosi’s Speech for Dreamers Breaks 109-Year-Old Record

February 8, 2018 |

Nancy Pelosi staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech Wednesday in an attempt to force a House vote on protections for the “Dreamer” immigrants—and to prove to an increasingly angry wing of progressives and activists that she has done all she could, the AP reports. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any…
Newser

TMZ

Super Bowl Hero Trey Burton Breaks Down Trick Pass to Nick Foles!

February 5, 2018 |

Here he is … the tight end who threw a PERFECT touchdown strike to Nick Foles in the Super Bowl — and now he’s telling TMZ Sports what was going through his mind when he got the call.  Trey Burton said the Eagles had practiced the play…

TMZ.com

Southern California median home price breaks record set last decade during housing bubble

January 24, 2018 |

The Southern California median home price in December finally surpassed bubble-era highs, a milestone that took more than a decade to achieve and is once again raising concerns that housing is too costly.

The six-county region’s median price surged 8.2% from a year earlier to $ 507,500, real estate…


L.A. Times – Business

TMZ

Roddy White Predicts Falcons Return to Super Bowl, Julio Jones Breaks His Record Next Year

January 7, 2018 |

Legendary Falcons receiver Roddy White has 2 bold predictions — Atlanta’s going back to the Super Bowl … and Julio Jones will have a record-setting season next year!!! TMZ Sports got the 4-time Pro Bowl WR at LAX Friday night and asked for his…

TMZ.com

S&P 500 Breaks 4-Day Losing Streak

December 8, 2017 |

Stocks closed higher Thursday on Wall Street, breaking a four-day losing streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the AP reports. Technology and industrial stocks rose more than the rest of the market. Facebook rose 2.3%, while Boeing climbed 1.3%. Energy stocks also rose as the price…
Newser

Opossum Breaks Into Liquor Store, Gets Drunk on Bourbon

December 4, 2017 |

An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge officials say the opossum was brought in by a Fort Walton Beach, Florida, police officer on Nov. 24, the AP reports. A…
Newser

Dow breaks 24,000 as stocks rise broadly

November 30, 2017 |

U.S. stocks were moving broadly higher Thursday as technology companies rebounded after a steep sell-off a day earlier. The rally pushed the Dow Jones industrial average past the 24,000 mark for the first time. Investors welcomed signs that the odds were improving for the Republican-led effort…


L.A. Times – Business