Archive for August 18th, 2013


THE BUTLER Movie Trailer (2013)
Starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, the biopic debuted in the top spot with $25 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Calabasas brusher

Car fire spreads to Calabasas hill, shuts 101

A brushfire along Highway 101 near Calabasas has shut down a portion of the 101 Freeway, California Highway Patrol officials said Sunday.
Bridge Bash

Orange County's 'Bridge Bash' 405 closure ends early

Orange County officials say the daylong closure of a span of the 405 Freeway to ended early Sunday. North and southbound lanes reopened by 3 p.m. Sunday.

City pays $20,000 to man mistaken for Dorner

A man whose pickup was riddled with bullets by authorities after he was mistaken in a manhunt for rogue former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner has been paid $20,000.
Whether or not you'll someday get cancer or any disease can feel like a roll of hundreds of dice. Calculating the odds --€” and knowing what they mean --€” is tricky.

When online cancer risk calculators don't compute

When psychologists asked several hundred women to plug personal health data into an online tool that then calculated their breast cancer risk, nearly 20 percent rejected their scores as wrong.
South Korean Kim Jung-Man, right, bids farewell to his North Korean relative before they return to their respective homes on opposite sides of the border in November 2010.

Koreas set talks to resume cross-border family reunions

Next month the two sides will discuss possibly resuming the meetings between relatives from North and South who have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Visa Sports Car Championships

Ultra-rare Ferrari sale sets record

A rare 1967 Ferrari set records Saturday when it sold for over $27 million in Monterey, coming close to the most expensive road car ever sold at auction.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case in October of last year.

Penn State reaches settlement with first of abuse victims

An attorney for the university says the settlement with "Victim 5" is the first of 27 that are expected to be resolved in the coming week.
The office of the locally incorporated JPMorgan Chase Bank in Beijing.

US investigators launch probe of JPMorgan Chase in China

The SEC has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.
Swedes fire Oroville Bangor California 8-17-2013 @ 6 pm
More than 400 structures are threatened and hundreds of people and animals have been evacuated as a fire burning for three days in Butte County continues to grow.
police tape

Man shot, killed by off-duty officer in South Pasadena

L.A. County sheriffs officials are still trying to piece together the details of a shooting that left one man dead in South Pasadena.
Huntington Beach police Facebook photos

Facebook tip leads to arrest in Huntington Beach riot

Authorities in a Southern California beach community tracked down a suspected vandal after police say he "liked" photos of damaged patrol cars on the department's Facebook page.
Remarks by the President on Egypt

Obama struggles to find effective Egypt policy

The Obama administration is deploring the military-backed interim government's use of violence against protesters, but he's not punishing the military by cutting off aid.
Supporters of the deposed Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, carry an injured demonstrator who was shot during clashes in Ramses Square in Cairo on Friday. Dozens were killed nationwide in escalating violence.

What's next for Egypt: 3 scenarios

Egyptians are no longer talking about how to build a democracy. The fear now is that the country could be flirting with civil war.
Reinventing Jainism

US-born Jains make ascetic faith fit modern life

The ancient Indian religion of Jainism, a close cousin of Buddhism, has often been a hard sell in the U.S. with a strict adherence to nonviolence that forbids eating meat, encourages days of fasting and places value on even the smallest of insects.
Orange County Register
The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city.
Cleghorn Fire
Firefighters continue to make progress on the twin brush fires that broke out Saturday night alongside Highway 138, shutting down portions of the road and backing up traffic along I-15.

At gathering of immigrant activists, reform is hot topic

Politicians, labor leaders, and activists sounded hopeful about comprehensive immigration reform, now under consideration in Congress for the first time in 6 years.


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