Archive for January 1st, 2014


TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Screening Of "A Star Is Born"
Moore was only the fifth black performer to be nominated for an Oscar, receiving the nod for her role in "Imitation of Life." She collapsed and died at her L.A. home Wednesday.
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Jordan Sartorio, 42, had been living with his ex-wife, Miraflora, and they were trying to work on their relationship, according to police.
The power of the pencil: Writing about a troubling event in the past can help recast it in a more positive way.

Editing your life's stories can create happier endings

Writing about negative experiences and revising the story to see it in a more positive way can change people's behavior and help them succeed, psychologists say.

At 20 years, NAFTA didn't close Mexico wage gap

While it changed the country in some fundamental ways, the North American Free Trade Agreement never met many of its sweeping promises.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, arrives with his family Chiara de Blasio, second from left, Dante de Blasio, center, right, and Chirlane McCray to take the oath of office in on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 1.

Bill de Blasio sworn in as New York City mayor

De Blasio, the first Democrat elected as mayor in two decades, rode the subway to his swearing in. In his inaugural speech, he promised "a new progressive direction in New York."
Rose Parade
Many people celebrated the wedding of Danny LeClair and Aubrey Loots, who tied the knot atop a float on Wednesday, but others said they boycotted the Rose Parade because of it.
Justice Sotomayor

Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

Justice Sonia Sotomayor late Tuesday night decided to block implementation of the contraceptive coverage requirement, only hours before the law's insurance coverage went into effect.

Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

The former first lady was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital with a respiratory-related issue on Monday, but it wasn't announced until Tuesday night.
Palm & Sprint Benefit For Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans Of America - Arrivals
Avery passed away Tuesday night in Los Angeles County from complications from open heart surgery, according to his agency.
125th Rose Parade Presented By Honda

2014 Rose Parade: Winners, highlights and more (photos)

A gay marriage, longtime Dodgers announcer Vin Scully and Meatball the bear all featured in the 125th annual Rose Parade.

New anti-swatting law begins Jan. 1

California's new anti-swatting law that requires convicted pranksters to reimburse cities for the fake emergencies goes into effect January 1, 2014.
President Obama Signs Health Care Reform Bill

Obamacare: New Year's Day brings huge changes in US health care

Significant consumer protections come with the requirement that nearly every American must have health insurance.


Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
It was a year scarred by tragedy and marred by scandal, but not without its lighter moments. We look back at some of the stories you viewed the most.
The GED's makeover includes drag and drop options on a computer screen to demonstrate grasp of concepts. And there are more essay questions, too.
WHO Urges Smokers To Quit On World No Tobacco Day
Former University of California President Mark Yudof first announced the move to ban smoking in January 2012. It goes into effect on Wednesday.



Episode: AirTalk for January 1, 2014
The listeners of AirTalk have spoken: the Prop 8 plaintiffs -- Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo joined Sandy Stier and Kris Perry -- are our inaugural Californian of the Year.
Twenty Feet From Stardom - 1

'20 Feet From Stardom' puts back-up singers in the spotlight

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville wanted to give the limelight to an often unnoticed voice that has filled millions of American homes: the back-up singer.
Phil Jackson
In "Eleven Rings," former Lakers coach Phil Jackson talks about the love and spirituality that helped him win games, sweep series and score numerous championships.

How can you keep your resolutions this year?

It’s the season for New Year’s resolutions but after a while, many people find themselves back where they started. What’s the best way to approach a New Year’s resolution
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Justice Sonya Sotomayor issued a stay on the contraception mandate for Roman Catholic groups using the Christian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust health plan.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: How advertising affects die-hard sports fans

How advertising affects die-hard sports fans

Targeting football hooligans and armchair quarterbacks.

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