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Local & Regional Griffith Park is most popular LA filming location
The city-owned park, covering 4,130 acres, finished ahead of the downtown Herald-Examiner building and the 6th Street Bridge on the list of most popular Los Angeles film sites, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

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National & World Utah family's deaths came after obsession with murder case
Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a radical polygamous group.

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Sports Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend
GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.
Sports NFL players who started young show more thinking problems
NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
Sports 4 buddies win record-setting $736,575 in 'World Series' of NFL betting
For each of the regular season's 17 weeks, contestants pick the team to beat the sports book's point spread in five different games. When the regular season ended Dec. 28, the foursome that called itself the CH Ballers was the clear victor, picking correctly in 64 out of 85 games.

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Home Video: Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean Video: Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean (Video)
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute.

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Health California declares e-cigarettes a health threat California declares e-cigarettes a health threat (Video)
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.

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Technology IBM disputes report that big layoffs coming
IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000.
Business Boeing reports record quarterly revenue, higher profit
Demand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business.

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Health Private wells in California farm area show high uranium
In the Central Valley's Kern County, environmental-health director Donna Fenton confirmed problems with uranium levels in some private water wells, but was unable to immediately say if it was an increasing problem, as the study suggested. Testing for uranium is required as part of getting a drilling permit for a new water well, Fenton said.
Health Fewer parents skip vaccinations for kids
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.