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Silver Linings shines at Indie awards


Quirky comedy Silver Linings Playbook dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Hollywood’s Academy Awards ceremony, winning four prizes including for Best Feature.

Keane scores twice as Galaxy advance

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Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane scored twice Wednesday to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy to a 3-1 victory over San Jose and into the Western Conference final of Major League Soccer's playoffs.

Anti-Islam filmmaker: I won't return to besieged home


A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed on Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff's station and afterward decided not to re

California man pleads guilty in friend's grisly death


A Northern California mixed-martial artist accused of ripping out his friend's heart and removing his tongue while the two were on hallucinogenic drugs has pleaded guilty to murder and mayhem charges.

Mars rover captures crash-landing of rocket stage

Nasa said on Friday that a mysterious spot shown on a photograph sent back to earth by the Mars rover Curiosity was the crash landing of its rocket stage.

California roller coaster strands dozen for 2 hours

A newly built roller coaster stalled 150 feet above ground on Sunday afternoon, stranding a dozen riders for almost two hours at a Northern California amusement park, a park spokeswoman said.

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Man accused of threats at California Batman screening

A man is accused of making criminal threats at a screening of the new Batman movie at a Southern California theater.

The Los Angeles county sheriff's office said on Monday that 52-year-old Clark Tabo

Serena through to Stanford semis; Bartoli, Cibulkova upset


Serena Williams has still not kicked post Wimbledon jet lag, but she still managed to beat Chanelle Scheepers 6-4 6-0 in the quarter-finals of the Stanford Classic on Friday.

Second seed Mario Bartol

Surfing goats ride waves in Orange County


Two goats named Goatee and Pismo are wowing California beachgoers with their surfing skills.

The goats' owner, Dana McGregor, says he taught his goats to surf because he loves to ride the waves and t

102-year-old man becomes US citizen

A 102-year-old Filipino man who came to California as a teenager in 1928 to pick lettuce and cabbage became an American citizen during a touching naturalisation ceremony on Wednesday at the Los Angele

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.