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Trick Or Treat From The LATF Team!

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

Happy Halloween

Do you know the history of Halloween? Why do we dress up in costumes and overdose on candy? According to, the word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows' Evening also known as Hallowe'en or All Hallows' Eve.

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced "sah-win").

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Giants Win The 2014 World Series; San Francisco's Third Title In Five Years

Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | Filed in: Health/Sports Fitness

San Francisco Giants

Although this was one of the lowest rated World Seriesin quite some time, according to TV ratings; there were still many memorable moments. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals in a winner-take-all game seven to hoist the 2014 World Series crown. The title is their third in five years. 

The Royals seemingly had karma on their side and were poised to put a Hollywood ending on a memorable season, but the Giants had other plans. Early on, the Royals had to think things were going their way after they knocked out starter Tim Hudson. But in the fourth inning on just two days rest, and the Giants protecting a 3-2 lead, Madison Bumgarner was brought in for what most thought would be an inning or two, but he pitched an improbable five. Bumgarner was amazing allowing only two hits and preserving the San Francisco victory. For his game seven heroics, and two wins earlier in the series, Bumgarner was named World Series MVP. 

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Movie Review: Jake Gyllenhaal's Performance Electrifies "Nightcrawler"

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | Filed in: Film / Movie Reviews

"Nightcrawler" movie review by Lucas Mirabella - LATF USA

Jake Gyllenhaal’s maturation into one of the standout actors of his generation is evident in “Nightcrawler,” a dark comic crime thriller costarring Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed.

Set in Los Angeles in the seedy underworld of freelance newshounds, screenwriter Dan Gilroy’s (“The Bourne Legacy”) explosive directorial debut is as much a pitch-black satire of tabloid news as it is an edge-of-your-seat crime thriller. Tonally reminiscent of “Drive,” another atmospheric LA-set crime thriller, but with a vibe all its own, “Nightcrawler” features a juicy premise, sleek cinematography, adrenaline-pumping action sequences, knockout performances and a whip-smart screenplay full of rich dialogue, tongue-in-cheek humor and unexpected twists. Given its morbid humor and capacity for chills, this film offers the kind of thoroughly spooky experience audiences are looking for over the Halloween weekend.

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Lava Creeps Towards Homes In Hawaii

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News


Hundreds of homes on Hawaii's big island are in danger. Not from a tropical storm, but a 2,000 degree river of lava from the Kilauae Volcano. Homes could be swallowed by the lava, which is inching closer and closer.

Regarding evacuation, Troy Scott of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said, "In many cases we will not force them leave, unless it becomes an unsafe condition." The rate at which the lava is moving is about 30 feet per hour; slower than walking pace. 

Scott added, "As it moves across soil, you can hear and smell the fire. It is incredibly hot ... the heat is very strong."

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NASA Supply Rocket Explodes Seconds After Launch

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | Filed in: Breaking News

Nasa rocketOn Tuesday, NASA launched Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft. According to reports, about six seconds after the launch, the rocket exploded into flames. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities.

The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch.

“While NASA is disappointed that Orbital Sciences' third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station was not successful today, we will continue to move forward toward the next attempt once we fully understand today's mishap. The crew of the International Space Station is in no danger of running out of food or other critical supplies.

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