Archive for November 1st, 2013

LAX shooting: Suspect, slain TSA officer ID'd; 7 injured in Terminal 3 (updates)

Crime & Justice | | November 01 2013, 7:00 PM

The FBI says the suspect is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey, while the TSA identified a 39-year-old man as the officer killed when a gunman opened fire at L.A. International Airport Friday.

LAX shooting: 1 dead, several still hospitalized

Crime & Justice | | November 01 2013, 6:28 PM

The confirmed death is that of a male “behavior detection officer” with the TSA, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.

Video: Idaho sportscast is an homage to Ron Burgundy

US & World | | November 01 2013, 6:00 PM

Fans of TV sports were treated to a stellar Ron Burgundy on Halloween, when the sports director of a Boise station put a charge into a newscast with a spot-on impersonation.

LAX shooting: Delays expected; here's what you need to know

Local | | November 01 2013, 3:09 PM

According to Mark Duell of FlightAware.com, Friday's shooting incident at LAX will probably end up affecting hundreds of flights nationwide through the weekend.

LAX shooting: Witnesses share images, video on social media

Local | | November 01 2013, 1:29 PM

Those affected by the shutdown of LAX included celebrities such as James Franco, as well as ordinary people who shared their stories, their fears, their reactions.

What it takes (and means) to learn English as an adult

Education | | November 01 2013, 6:28 AM

The wait to gain entry to adult English language classes can be long. Once you're in, balancing class with family and job obligations can be a challenge. But many immigrants are determined.

Which plans cover abortion? No answers on HealthCare.gov

US & World | | November 01 2013, 6:27 AM

Many health plans under the Affordable Care Act don't cover abortion. But people won't have an easy time figuring out which ones do and which ones don't.

Realignment: Some women serving more of their time in jail (photos)

Local | | November 01 2013, 6:00 AM

A program that shifted thousands of low-level offenders from state prisons to local jails was supposed to dramatically impact women in prison, but advocates say nothing has changed.

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

Local | | November 01 2013, 9:45 AM

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.

In immigration news: Pressure on House GOP for reform, more co-sponsors for House bill, learning English as an adult, more

Multi-American | | November 01 2013, 10:13 AM

As pressure has mounted from pro-immigration reform conservatives this week, three House Republicans have by now signed onto a Democratic-backed immigration bill. This and more.

Pressure's on for Calif. GOP members on immigration reform

Represent! | | November 01 2013, 6:00 AM

Usual allies from law enforcement, religion and agriculture are giving California Republican lawmakers a blunt message: pass immigration reform. Now.

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Comment Box: Owens Valley, Lou Reed, Sriracha and more

| November 01 2013, 9:50 AM

Time now to dip into the Comment Box, the chance for us to hear what you have to say about the work we are doing.

Africa's Maasai people seek royalties for use of their name

| November 01 2013, 9:44 AM

Global companies are using Maasai imagery to design cars, pens, and purses. Now the Maasai are looking to get a cut from those who are taking cues from their culture.

Mexico's 'Nosotros los Nobles' becomes a box office hit

| November 01 2013, 9:29 AM

The new film "Nosotros los Nobles" has no high speed chases, no explosions and not a single high tech special effect. But the film has become a blockbuster hit in its home country of Mexico.

How to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

| November 01 2013, 9:21 AM

Evonne Gallardo, executive director of Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights joins the show to talk about how to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos.

Roosevelt and Garfield high schools prepare for East LA Classic

| November 01 2013, 9:16 AM

Here in LA we've got our own version of high school gridiron iconography: the East LA Classic. It's a huge rivalry game between Roosevelt and Garfield high schools.

The pressure's on California House GOP members to act on immigration

| November 01 2013, 9:08 AM

Usual allies from law enforcement, religion and agriculture are giving California Republican lawmakers a blunt message: pass immigration reform. Now.

Update on the alleged FBI bribery sting of Sen. Ron Calderon

| November 01 2013, 9:08 AM

What if the film "Argo" and the TV show "House of Cards" had a baby? The plot might look something like the reports surrounding an FBI affidavit about alleged criminal behavior by California state senator Ron Calderon.

Friday Flashback: NSA spying, healthcare.gov woes and more

| November 01 2013, 9:07 AM

Fasten your seatbelt, power up your electronic devices, because it's time for our weekly analysis of the news, the Friday Flashback. Joining the show today is James Rainey of the LA Times and Alex Seitz Wald of National Journal.

Looking ahead to the future of LA's water

| November 01 2013, 9:07 AM

The completion of the L.A. Aqueduct in 1913 was hardly the end of our city's quest for water. It now provides only a third of the supply for LA.

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Finding a long-lost king under a parking lot!

| November 01 2013, 6:00 AM

King Richard the third makes an unexpected comeback.

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Jim Henson: The man behind the muppets

| November 01 2013, 2:46 PM

Who can forget Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, and The Muppets? These creations that have become a childhood staple are from the creative mind of Jim Henson. In a detailed biography by author Brian Jay Jones, the book gives the first complete look at the iconic figure that created some of the most memorable characters on television.

BREAKING: Shooting at LAX

| November 01 2013, 11:04 AM

Flights have been grounded at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman officials said was armed with a high-powered rifle fired shots.

Required viewing: holiday films preview

| November 01 2013, 10:53 AM

It’s two months away from the new year, but Hollywood is already gearing up for what’s going to happen in 2014. The Golden Globes is taking place in January and the Oscars follows a couple months later. In the next couple of months, movie studios big and small will roll out with their award hopefuls.

Food stamp cuts hit 48 million Americans

| November 01 2013, 10:41 AM

Families who receive food stamp benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will see their monthly checks cut starting Friday after a temporary increase to benefits expires without a new budget from Congress to replace it.

Marvin Gaye’s family sues Robin Thicke over 'Blurred Lines'

| November 01 2013, 9:41 AM

Looks like the lines are blurred when it comes to copyright infringement of the popular summer hit, “Blurred Lines.” Marvin Gaye’s family is suing Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams claiming they stole the musical composition of Marvin Gaye to make the song, “Blurred Lines.”

New proposed ballot measure would lift cap medical malpractice damages

| November 01 2013, 9:24 AM

A ballot measure cleared for circulation last week would subject doctors to drug and alcohol testing but a separate provision of the measure would have a much greater impact on the medical community. The ballot initiative would raise a cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages that was set at $250,000 in 1975 by adjusting it for inflation.

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'Twilight Zone' screenwriter Earl Hamner, Jr. on writing for the show

Arts & Entertainment | | November 01 2013, 3:00 PM

TV shows come and go. But 'Twilight Zone' is different. The show examined race issues, criticized our dependence on technology and, five decades later, millions of people young and old still find the show's timeless themes as fresh as the day they aired — and it's all thanks to Rod Serling.

Saxophone collector pays tribute to inventor in 'Saxophobia'

Arts & Entertainment | | November 01 2013, 12:37 PM

When Rob Verdi is off the clock from his day job at Disneyland, he visits shops all over the country in search of one thing: rare and unusual saxophones.