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world Home of early film star Lewis Stone was part of 500-acre Valley ranch

The country retreat of early film star Lewis Stone is on the market in the Valley Glen area at $1.799 million.

5 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five takeaways from Clippers' preseason victory over Suns

Five takeaways from the Clippers' 108-105 win over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday:

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world Clayton Kershaw edges Mike Trout as Sporting News player of year

For the second time this week, Clayton Kershaw was honored as the major league player of the year.

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world Texas: $2,900 for dinner and a swig of rare 50-year-old Scotch

To hear Ryan Roberts tell it, Balvenie Fifty, Cask 4567 had "something different about it." Whatever made this 1963 Scotch whiskey remarkable -- how the barrel was put together or a quirk in the aging? -- the manager at Cullen's restaurant in Houston knew he had to have a bottle.

5 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Is Portugal ready for its moment? If George Mendes' 'My Portugal' has its way

Cookbook shelves are overflowing with books about Spanish cuisine, Italian cuisine, French country cooking and even Greek taverna cooking. But Portuguese? Thin pickings. But now comes a new book by George Mendes, chef of Aldea Restaurant in New York City.

9 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Islamic State Recaptures Hill Near Kobani

With the retaking of Tel Shair from Syrian Kurdish defenders, Islamic State can shell the northern Syrian city from three sides.

9 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Blackwater convictions leave several Iraqi victims wanting more

After he attended the federal trial in the United States this summer for four Blackwater security contractors accused of gunning down 17 Iraqis in 2007, Sami Hawas Hamoud was eager to keep up with events in the case.

10 minutes ago // CNN

world Canada shooting raises fears of ISIS tie

After a gunman killed a reservist outside a war memorial in Ottawa and stormed into parliament, investigators are looking into the possibility that ISIS was behind the terror.

10 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Do book prizes matter? One saved Richard Flanagan from the mines

Amid the galas, the wagers, and the lists both short and long, some sceptics ask if book prizes really matter. Do all the fuss and bother actually reach new readers? Can it move the needle in book sales?

11 minutes ago // UPI

world Winnipeg woman charged with concealing 6 dead infants

Gabrielle LevyWINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 23 UPI -- Police arrested a Winnipeg woman who had rented the storage locker where the bodies of six dead infants were discovered earlier this week.

12 minutes ago // BBC

world Everton fans 'hit with tear gas'

Everton fans are reportedly targeted by tear gas fired by police ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.

12 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oscar Pistorius unlikely to run for South Africa again, says sports minister

Fikile Mbalula says the athlete has reached the end of the road after his conviction for killing Reeva Steenkamp Continue reading...

13 minutes ago // BBC

world Caterham could miss United States GP

Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.

15 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world A season for high school quarterbacks like no other

For fans who live in Southern California, there never has been a high school football season quite like 2014.

16 minutes ago // CNN

world What an Ebola survivor looks like

Getty photographer John Moore took beautiful portraits of Ebola survivors

16 minutes ago // ABC

world Trading Restriction Halts Portugal Telecom Slide

Trading restriction halts steep slide of Portugal Telecom shares as markets mull next move

18 minutes ago // ABC

world France Reclaims Title: World's Largest Wine Maker

France tops Italy to reclaim title of world's largest wine maker in 2014

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Guinea paying Ebola compensation

The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.

19 minutes ago // Time

world The Rise of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Ottawa shooting appears to be the latest in a series of attacks carried out by individuals with no clear link to terrorist groups

19 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Ukraine rebels end ceasefire before polls

Donetsk separatists end truce days ahead of parliamentary polls, which Kiev accuses Moscow of vying to disrupt.

23 minutes ago // NPR

world Canada's Parliament Gives Sergeant-At-Arms Standing Ovation

Fifty-eight-year-old Kevin Vickers is being hailed as a hero for reportedly shooting the gunman who attacked the Parliament.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Explosive airbag recall increases to 7.8 million vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now says owners of 7.8 million vehicles fitted with airbags manufactured by Japan's Takata Corp. are in danger, and should have those vehicles seen by their dealers immediately.

24 minutes ago // Newsvine

world Indian businessman gifts cars, homes and jewelry to 1,000 employees, calls it 'social business'

NEW DELHI — Thursday marks Diwali, India’s festival of lights, which is a lot like Christmas in the United States. Usually Indians give one another small gifts during Diwali – brightly packed boxes of nuts and sweets, as well as cash and clothing. Some employe …

26 minutes ago // BBC

world Canada parliament sits after attacks

The parliament in Ottawa returns to work and gives a hero's welcome to the sergeant-at-arms who shot a gunman dead the day before.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Police killer's release 'sickening'

A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: South Gate won't be at full strength for Garfield showdown

South Gate has confirmed that its leading tackler, linebacker Jonathan Estrada, won't be allowed to play in Friday's Eastern League showdown against Garfield because he was ejected from last week's game against Roosevelt.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Tunisia Militant Shootouts Kill 2 People

Tunisia shootouts between police and militants leave 2 dead as election approaches

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world Eight Pakistani Shi'ites killed in sectarian attack

QUETTA Pakistan Reuters - Eight Shi'ite members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed and one wounded on Thursday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Cyprus: Crews Locate Small Plane Wreckage, Bodies

Cyprus officials: Search crews locate bodies of 2 people near wreckage of vanished plane

30 minutes ago // ABC

world 1 Killed, 11 Injured in German Gas Pipe Explosion

1 person killed, 11 injured in gas pipe explosion in western German city

30 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Retailer apologizes after Hitler and Mussolini coffee creamers invade Swiss restaurants

Swiss retailer Migros apologized for an "unforgivable blunder" this week after surprised coffee drinkers in Switzerland spotted the mugs of Hitler and Mussolini on the company's dairy creamer packets. Thedictator-emblazoned containers"should never have been delivered" to restaurants, the company said in a statement posted Wednesday on its We

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world US priests dance off video goes viral

Clip of nimble-footed duel between Reverends David Rider and John Gibson viewed almost 260,000 times on YouTube Continue reading...

33 minutes ago // CBS

world Kenny G backpedals after hitting sour note in China

After annoying Communist gov't, sax star admits he doesn't "really know anything" about the protests in Hong Kong

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Murray beats Fognini in Valencia

Andy Murray moves into the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over Italy's Fabio Fognini.

35 minutes ago // ABC

world Moscow Airport Chief Resigns After Total Crash

Moscow airport chief resigns, 4 more suspects detained in plane crash that killed Total CEO

35 minutes ago // Fox News

world 1 person killed, 11 injured in gas pipe explosion in western German city

Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.