Ukrainian Serviceman Killed As Russia Annexes Crimea

A Ukrainian soldier stands guard during a field training exercise at Rapid Trident 2012 in Yavoriv. (Flickr/U.S. Army Europe)

Putin declares Crimea part of the Russian Federation after "free expression" of will.



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Will Eisner Week Commemorates A Comic Book Legend

Eisner's work inspired other comics industry icons, including Alan Moore and Frank Miller. (Illustration/Graham Clark Stecklein)

LISTEN: Fans celebrate the 97th birthday of the man who invented the graphic novel.



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Russia Launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Russia test-launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. (Twitter/@htTweets)

Just as Secretary of State John Kerry left Ukraine, Russia launched a test ICBM on the border of Russia and Kazakhstan.



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One Injured In Shooting Near USC Campus

A shooting at The Lorenzo apartments on Feb. 7, 2014 has injured one. (Photo/The Lorenzo)

The victim, a non-USC student, was celebrating his birthday at The Lorenzo apartment complex.



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Shooting Reported Near USC Campus

Public Safety officers respond to a shooting at USC on Oct. 31st, 2012 (Alan Mittelstaedt/Neon Tommy)

Officials ask students to take shelter and "avoid opening doors for unknown persons."



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Apple's Mac Turns 30-Years-Old

The Mac is so old that it walked out of a museum and the alarm went off. (Photo/Apple)

Apple celebrates the 30th birthday of its landmark personal computer.



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Massive Cyberattack Traced To Refrigerator And Home Appliances

Who's on the other side of that suspicious email? It could be a smart fridge. (Flickr/Samsung USA)

Smart fridges dispense more than ice and filtered water for hackers.



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Court Rules Feds Can Shut Down Pot Dispensaries

The 9th Circuit has put the kibosh on state shield laws for marijuana dispensaries. (Flickr/Chuck Coker)

Possessing a medical marijuana card for insomnia won't protect you from Uncle Sam either.



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Cyber Monday Might Stave Off Disappointing Black Friday Numbers

Cyber Monday might end up saving Black Friday from itself. (Flickr/Vanderelbe)

Online transactions might just save the holiday season for retailers.



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Amazon CEO Unveils 30-Minute Drone Delivery

The drones are coming! The drones are coming! (Photo/Amazon)

An army of octocopters will soon deliver packages in less time than it takes to deliver a pizza.



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Rain Or Shine, Microsoft’s Xbox One Is Ready For Launch

Neither rain nor long lines stopped gamers for lining up to buy the Xbox One. (Neon Tommy/Will Federman)

Thousands of gamers braved bad weather and long lines for the Xbox One midnight launch. 



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The Gates Foundation Is Betting Big On Better Condoms

Bananas, beware! Your days of unprotected banana sex are over! (Wikimedia/Bpenn005)

Scientists are working hard to make super condoms with graphene. Thanks, science!



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Someone Re-Imagined Super Mario Bros. And It's Terrifying

Mike Piazza has really let himself go. (Photo/"The Four Players")

Children, avert your eyes!



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Thousands Line Up At Midnight For Sony's PS4

The wait is over! Sony's PlayStation 4 is here! (Neon Tommy/Jenna Pittaway)

The wait is over! Sony's PlayStation 4 has arrived.



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Top 5 Rejected Tech Buyouts

The ghosts of failed tech buyouts past have come to haunt us! (Flickr/Gian Cayetano)

Five tech companies that rejected big pay days, but probably shouldn't have.



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Circa CEO Visits USC To Talk Mobile News

Matt Galligan, pictured above, wants to change the way you read news on your smartphone. (Flickr/Andrew Maeger)

 

Matt Galligan's startup is trying to reinvent the way people consume mobile news.



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L.A. Finally Legitimizes Rebel Green Thumb

Ron Finley is an activist, leader and forward thinker. (Flickr/LAGreenGrounds)

"Guerilla gardener" of South L.A. praises councilman Curren Price for his efforts to beautify the 9th District.



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Blockbuster Closes Its Last 300 Stores, Ends DVD Mail Delivery

Look what Netflix have wrought! (Flickr/Ben Schumin)

The one undisputed king of home video rental will cease to exist as of January.



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USC Students Capture Star Wars Battle On Instagram

A Star Wars battle erupted on Halloween. (Instagram/Jermaine EE)

USC students were entertained by a Halloween-inspired lunchtime lightsaber battle.



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Apple's Grip On Tablet Market Is Slipping

Apple's slice of the tablet pie is shrinking. (Flickr/Kārlis Dambrāns)

Research survey points to steep losses in market share ahead of iPad Air launch.



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LAUSD Superintendent Survives iPad Fiasco

Deasy escapes evaluation with a contract extension. (Photo via SOTT)

 

In a surprise twist, LAUSD board extends John Deasy's contract through 2016.



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7 Spooky iPhone Apps For Halloween

Utilize the iPhone for what it was made for - unproductive apps. (Neon Tommy/Will Federman)

Seven must-download apps to ensure a fun and totally unproductive Halloween.



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Google Readies Smartwatch Ahead Of Launch

Samsung's Galaxy Gear might already be obsolete. (Flickr/Kārlis Dambrāns)

Google has a secret smartwatch that is close to launch, according to a recent report.



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7 Pumpkin Brews For A Wicked Halloween

We drank the best of the bunch. (Flickr/Flynn Wynn)

Find out what beers and Halloween concoctions cracked our list.



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Salton Sea Restoration Poses Earthquake Risk

Could renewable energy cause The Big One? (Flickr/Martin Luff)

Imperial County officials want to restore the Salton Sea, but at what cost?



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7 Halloween Items You Can Buy For The Price Of A New Mac Pro

This is not a trash can, it's the future! (Photo via MacRumors)

Seven ways you can better spend three grand this holiday season.



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Say Hello To The iPad Air

Lighter, thinner, smaller, but more powerful. (Photo/Apple)

Apple reveals brand new iPad Air alongside updated iPad Mini model.



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Thousands Flock To Pumpkin Festival In Pomona

You don't pick the pumpkin, the pumpkin picks you. (Photo/Will Federman)

Impressive pumpkins and delectable treats delight many at the 21st annual pumpkin festival.



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Educators Find Common Ground With Common Core

Educators are on the cusp of a seismic shift in education reform. (Flickr/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Teachers share their early experiences with new Common Core education standards.



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Apple Sends Out Press Invites For Big Announcement

Apple might announced new iPad tablets at the October 22nd event. (Photo/Apple)

Analysts believe Apple will reveal new iPad and iPad Mini models at October event.



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San Fernando Valley Resident Wants Better Transportation

San Fernando Valley resident says mayor needs to focus on transportation and rebuilding trust.



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USC Faculty, Students Shine At 2013 IndieCade

Trojans are making waves at IndieCade. (Neon Tommy/Will Federman)

The school has become an industry powerhouse at the annual indie gaming festival.



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IndieCade Closes, But Future Of Gaming Wide Open

Fans and game makers flocked to the annual IndieCade in Culver City. (Neon Tommy/Will Federman)

Scenes from the popular Culver City-based festival reveal an industry in transition.



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Sony's PS4 A Hit With Indies

Sony is betting on indies to sell the PS4. (Flickr/William Hook)

Sony attempts to court indie developers at this year's IndieCade.



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LAUSD's iPad Problem Is Not Going Away

The LAUSD iPad rollout has been a disaster. (Lexie Flickinger/Flickr)

Common Core Technology program is becoming a headache for school officials.



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Activists Against North Fork Casino Gain Upper Hand

The odds are not in the North Fork Rancheria's favor. (Martin Abegglen/Flickr)

The fate of an off-reservation casino near Madera now likely in the hands of California state voters.



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