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Creator of Some Our Craziest Game Shows Is Dead

March 22, 2017 |

Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included The Dating Game , The Newlywed Game , and that infamous factory of cheese, The Gong Show , has died at age 87, per AP . Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Barris made game…
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UK bans electronics on some flights from Mideast

March 22, 2017 |

The United Kingdom could follow the United States in preventing passengers on direct flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying almost all types of electronic devices in the cabin, government sources said Tuesday.
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What we know about the electronics restrictions on some foreign flights

March 22, 2017 |

Travelers from several Muslim-majority countries found out Tuesday that they won’t be allowed to bring most electronic devices into the cabin on direct flights to Britain, which issued a directive similar to the one sent Monday by U.S. officials to nine foreign airlines.

U.S. and British authorities…


L.A. Times – Business

Most Electronics Banned From Cabin on Some Flights to US

March 21, 2017 |

The US government is temporarily barring passengers on nonstop US-bound flights from eight Middle Eastern and North African countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras, and some other electronics in carry-on luggage starting Tuesday, the AP reports. The ban was revealed Monday in statements from Royal Jordanian Airlines and the official…
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After Measure S, some L.A. developers say they’ll step more softly with new projects

March 10, 2017 |

As the city debated slow-growth Measure S, developer Century West Partners refused to buy land that would need special exemptions to build, fearful the two-year moratorium on such projects would pass.

This week, the Los Angeles initiative went down to a resounding defeat at the polls, losing by…


L.A. Times – Business

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Nate Diaz Jokingly Cusses Out Khabib Hecklers … Who Wants Some?! (VIDEO)

March 6, 2017 |

Question: How does Nate Diaz deal with hecklers?  Answer: He cusses ’em all out — and then takes selfies with ’em.  That’s exactly how it went down in Vegas this weekend when a bunch of Khabib Nurmagomedov supporters began chanting at…

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Some European countries are tightening their refugee policies

February 24, 2017 |

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order this week that would temporarily halt travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism.
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Delta Air Lines is bringing back free meals on some domestic flights

February 18, 2017 |

Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch — at Delta Air Lines.

The Atlanta-based carrier announced that it will offer free meals for all passengers on several long-haul domestic flights — a service that many airlines eliminated about a decade ago in the face of tight budgets and fierce…


L.A. Times – Business

Sears, Kmart Remove Some Trump-Branded Products Online

February 14, 2017 |

Sears and Kmart have evicted “a very small number” of Trump-branded items from their online stores, but won’t specify how many and emphasize that hundreds of products are still available through their third-party online marketplaces, the AP reports. It’s another sign of how companies are trying to tread a careful…
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