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world Raven-Symone: Keep me out of Bill Cosby scandal

Former "Cosby Show" child star shuts down "disgusting" rumor that she was molested by the comedian

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'Beachcomber Bandit' joins colorful list of robbers sought by FBI

A bank robber who has targeted coastal cities and wears a gray sweat shirt with the hood pulled up over a black baseball cap is being sought by the FBI.

18 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Funeral held for murdered Honduran beauty queen and sister

Family distraught as bodies of 19-year-old Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alavarado and sister interred in Santa Barbara after double homicide Continue reading...

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Formula One's Sebastian Vettel to replace Fernando Alonso at Ferrari

Confirming longstanding speculation, Ferrari's Formula One team said Thursday that two-time champion Fernando Alonso would leave the team after this season and be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel.

20 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Roundup: Hong Kong protest art, Smithsonian redo, Hurricane Mama

Trying to preserve Hong Kongs protest art, the Smithsonian's newly unveiled plan to gussy up its campus, the word of the year and how college museums are big and getting bigger. Plus: The incredible story behind the needlepoint created by a young African girl, an interview with Glenna...

22 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world E-fashion innovator Burberry gets Rodeo Drive Walk of Style award

The British came to Beverly Hills on Wednesday, when Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer Christopher Bailey accepted the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award on behalf of his brand.

25 minutes ago // Reuters

world Construction of Nicaragua canal to begin December 22: committee

MANAGUA Reuters - Construction of Nicaragua's $50 billion Interoceanic Grand Canal, expected to rival the Panama Canal, will begin Dec. 22 after feasibility studies have been approved, the committee overseeing the project said on Thursday.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Mexico City Braces for Large Demonstrations

Large demonstrations in support of 43 missing students expected in Mexico City

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world California firefighter faces murder charges in alleged love triangle

A Redlands firefighter and his alleged lover are expected to appear in court Thursday to face murder and conspiracy charges in the death of her husband in a suspected love triangle.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Pro athletes prefer newer homes in guard-gated communities

Professional athletes gravitate to newer properties that have home theaters and are located in guard-gated communities, real estate brokers who cater to sports figures say.

32 minutes ago // Reuters

world Iran still stalling as nuclear deadline looms: U.N. agency

VIENNA Reuters - Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday, four days before a deadline for Iran and six world powers to reach a deal on the Iranian nuclear program.

33 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: To Be a DREAMer and Live Legally In the US

When Evelyn Rivera was only 3 years old, her parents decided to leave Colombia for the United States, coming legally on a visa but then staying illegally.

34 minutes ago // NPR

world Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses"! the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

34 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mike Nichols' theater legacy: Laughter and tears with equal genius

Whenever Mike Nichols worked in the theater, it was inevitably an event, the focal point of the season the show you simply had to get tickets to or be left in the conversational cold.

35 minutes ago // The Independent

world Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls snap election amid row over his wide-ranging powers

Sri Lankas President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has called an early election to seek a third term in office amid growing criticism of his wide-ranging powers.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lemony Snicket under fire for racial joke at National Book Awards

Daniel Handler, the author best known for his children's novels written under the name Lemony Snicket, is drawing fire for a racially charged jokehe made Wednesday night while hosting the National Book Awards.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world YouTube Music Awards teams will return in March

After taking this year off, YouTube announced it will bring back its music awards next year. But things will be different.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Garcetti pledges to ease building permit process to boost construction

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced a new permitting process he said could shave months off the time it takes to build something in Los Angeles.

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world War with Isis: A Catholic convert and a pizza delivery man reveal the disturbing face of French jihadists

The disturbing face of French jihadism has been revealed by a statistical survey and by the most recent, horrific video clip from Isis.

42 minutes ago // BBC

world UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.

44 minutes ago // The Independent

world Synagogue attack: Israeli mayor accused of racism after suspending 30 Arab workers for security reasons

The mayor of one of Israels biggest cities is facing accusations of racism after he suspended 30 Israeli Arab citizens from their jobs for security reasons as fear continued to run high in the Jewish state after Tuesdays deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Wigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row

Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of boss Malky Mackay.

45 minutes ago // Reuters

world Russia says North Korea ready for renewal of nuclear talks

MOSCOW Reuters - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday North Korea was ready to resume stalled international talks on its nuclear program.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Scala to assess 'corruption' reports

The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate the full report into alleged World Cup corruption.

45 minutes ago // BBC

world Scala to assess corruption reports

The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate the full report into alleged World Cup corruption.

46 minutes ago // The Guardian

world John Kerry 'not discussing' extension for Iran nuclear deadline - video

The US secretary of state says they are not discussing an extension to high-level negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program. However John Kerry did not completely rule our pushing back the deadline if it became necessary in the closing hours of talks. The aim of talks is to remove sanctions on Tehran in exchange for curbs on Iran's atomic program Continue reading...

46 minutes ago // UPI

world Pope Francis auctioning off expensive gifts to give money to the poor

Gabrielle LevyVATICAN CITY, Nov. 20 UPI -- Pope Francis plans to auction off a number of expensive gifts he's received and will give the money to the poor.

50 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Obama's immigration plan will offer relief to parents of U.S. citizens

As President Obama prepared to address the nation to make his case for immigration reform, details about his proposal began leaking out Thursday from lawmakers and others who have been briefed on the plan.

50 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world USC cornerback Josh Shaw will play against UCLA, Steve Sarkisian says

USC cornerback Josh Shaw, who was reinstated to the team this week, will play Saturday against UCLA, Coach Steve Sarkisian said Thursday.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Low gas prices mean more road trips this Thanksgiving

With gas prices reaching their lowest levels in five years, road trips will be the overwhelming choice for Thanksgiving travelers' mode of transportation this year.

51 minutes ago // The Independent

world Germany set for first far-left regional premier since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago

A politician from the formerly communist Left Party is set to become Germanys first far-left regional premier since the fall of the Berlin Wall and lead a coalition that could serve as a blueprint to oust Chancellor Angela Merkel from national government in 2017.

53 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Cauliflower crust and meatball skewers at the new Prufrock Pizzeria

Concept:A Neapolitan-style pie shop by food stylist Tobi Martin, Shad Davis the Federal andSpaceland Presents' Mitchell Frank and Partners the guys behind Echoplex, Knitting Factory in The Regent Theater in downtown L.A. The restaurant is named after T.S. Eliot's "The Love...

54 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Cold Specks surveys the ages during confident Echo set

After she'd worked her microphone for the duration of an assured, memorable set at the Echo in Echo Park, the artist known as Cold Specks ditched the amplifier altogether for the final stanza of her encore.

54 minutes ago // CBS

world Mike Nichols 1931-2014

The Oscar- and Tony-winning director-producer was responsible for such classics as "The Graduate," "Working Girl" and the musical "Annie"

56 minutes ago // The Independent

world Revealed: How the world gets rich from privatising British public services

Foreign governments are making hundreds of millions of pounds a year running British public services, according to an Independent investigation highlighting how privatisation is benefiting overseas rather than UK taxpayers.

57 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world FSU gunman was 'accomplished attorney,' children's home says

The gunman suspected of opening fire on the campus of Florida State University shortly after midnight Thursday, wounding three students before he was killed by police, was a lawyer who recently moved back to Florida, a local children's home said.