Archive for July 17th, 2014


Ukraine Plane
Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply escalating the crisis.
Mideast Israel Palestinians
Thousands of Israeli soldiers backed by tanks invaded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas' weapons arsenal.
California corrections officials say a 28-year-old inmate died after he was attacked by three other inmates using homemade knives.
A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investi
The FBI says more than 500 law enforcement officers served arrest warrants in a 30-month investigation targeting members of at South Los Angeles street gang.
The Men's Central Jail in downtown Los A
Communal prayer at L.A.'s County jails is now guaranteed for Muslim inmates, following a new directive by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.
Badwater Ultra Marathon
The 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon adopts a new route after the National Park Service halted permits for extreme sporting events in Death Valley.
Bank Robbery Chase
A bank robbery and planned hostage taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which a mother of two and two holdup men were killed.
'Midnight Rider' mugshots
Two filmmakers charged in a collision that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman insist they committed no crimes.
(VIDEO) California Highway Patrol Officer Beating Woman in the Head on Side of Road

Suit filed by woman seen in CHP beating video

The suit was filed Thursday by Caree Harper, attorney for 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock, against the commissioner of the CHP, the unidentified officer in the July 1 video and other officers.
Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, shown here in her home town of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant.

Hey, Miss Idaho, is that an insulin pump on your bikini?

Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.
Microsoft Layoffs
Closure of Southern California's Xbox Entertainment Studios is part of the company's announced layoffs of 18,000 as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business.
A SoCal couple who scaled back watering due to drought received a letter from Glendora warning they could face fines if they don't get their brown lawn green again.
Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, seen here performing in Valencia in 2008, has died at age 70.

Blues guitarist Johnny Winter dies at 70

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter has died, ending a long and expansive career that included working alongside bluesman Muddy Waters and playing at the Woodstock festival.
Right to left, executive vice president and general counsel at the General Motors Company Michael Millikin, GM CEO Mary Barra, CEO and president of Delphi Automotive PLC Rodney O'Neal and chairman of the firm at Jenner & Block Anton Valukas, testify befor
Rodney O'Neal, CEO of Delphi Automotive, says the ignition switch was redesigned according to GM specifications. GM CEO Mary Barra acknowledged "It's our responsibility."
Hilda Solis

Issa: Voicemail is evidence of Solis wrongdoing

Darrell Issa, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says a voicemail left by L.A. County Supervisor-elect Hilda Solis is evidence of illegal campaign fundraising.
Physicists put diamonds at the center of this massive laser, to see what would happen.
It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.
Tribeca Talks After the Movie: "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" - 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Elaine Stritch, brash stage performer, dies at 89

Elaine Stritch, the brash theater performer whose gravelly, gin-laced voice and impeccable comic timing made her a theatrical icon, has died, according to Brigade Marketing. She was 89.
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Starline Tours bus company sued by injured woman

A woman who claims she suffered a fractured skull and eye injuries while on a Starline Tours bus in Venice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the bus company.
Sam Wilson, the new Captain America.

After Thor, Marvel announces big change to Captain America

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

3 dead in California bank robbery, gunbattle

Stockton police officer Joe Silva said the violence erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch.
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Ukraine: Air Force jet downed by Russian missile

A Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by an air-to-air missile from a Russian plane and Ukrainian troops were fired upon by missiles from a village inside Russia.
Six hundred experts gathered at Caltech this week for a professional check-in. The Red Planet researchers met to discuss questions and developments pertaining to our celestial neighbor.
Wilmington EPA hearing refineries
As written, the rules would remove nearly 60,000 tons of air pollution and 700,00 metric tons of carbon dioxide from refineries each year across the country.
Owner of Galco's Old World Grocery, John Nese

5 odd summer sodas from Galco's in Highland Park

Galco's Old World Grocery will host a Great Root Beer Taste-Off 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, where you can sample more than 75 types of root beers, birch beers and sarsaparillas.


An empty classroom
The lawsuit claims state officials knew school districts were failing to provide services for tens of thousands yet failed to act.
Free monthly Pacific San Diego Magazine combined the city's gay pride festival with the upcoming Comic-Con, delivering an upside-down Spidey/Bats kiss on their cover.
Home Prices Drop To Lowest Level Since 2006
The Rent Control Board says without the increase it faces a $36,000 deficit next fiscal year, which would balloon to $150,000, then close to half a million dollars.
Even if you're under 25, you should still know your blood pressure, a study says.
If women don’t need pelvic exams, Pap smears and mammograms yearly, then do we still need the annual exam? One doctor says yes, just call it a "visit."
Residents in border states more likely to see immigration as top issue facing country. A testy public exchange between the White House and MD governor. State leaders consider housing unaccompanied children in their states.
Las Vegas Hosts The National Clean Energy Summit

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hilda Solis faces new questions

Today is Thursday, July 17 and headlines include questions for Hilda Solis, an uptick in water usage and the effort to split up California.
Public schools in Arcadia, Manhattan Beach, and Palos Verdes run fee-based summer school through foundations. Students say they need the credits to get into college.



Episode: AirTalk for July 17, 2014

How smartphone addicts slow down restaurant service

Smartphones at restaurants can be both a help and a hindrance to their business owners.
No, your other right! Most parents would probably welcome some help when it comes to teaching teenage drivers.

Used cars with best value and safety for young drivers

Recognizing that most young drivers get used cars as their first set of wheels, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its first ever list of recommended used vehicles for teens.
Poor Weather Conditions Delays Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, a passenger plane carrying 295 people, has crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border.
Pictures appear on the smartphone photo

How do you deal with embarrassing digital moments?

Accidental reply-alls, unintended uploads, autocorrect mishaps, and undeleted photos. Almost everyone has a story of a digital mishap that left them feeling embarrassed.
Ruppert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of New
21st Century Fox and Time Warner Inc have been rivals for years in the entertainment industry, but that might be changing soon.

Take Two®

Episode: Death penalty, Gaza unrest, science harassment, Banda music and more
Looking for new ways to motivate yourself? Want to know about the REAL paleo diet? And might you be part werewolf? It's time for our regular science segment Lab Notes.
Banda music is exploding in both Mexico and the US right now and it has to do with a bunch of young artists coming up that are ditching old school rules.

Food hubs create healthy, affordable options for communities

Eating healthy can be tough, not to mention expensive. For many, fatty fast foods are more accessible than a nutritious meal. But communities across the country are trying to change that.

How elder care changes when more nurses are Latino

When the growing number of white seniors need help, more of those nurses taking care of them will be Latino.
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On Wednesday, the House voted to keep law enforcement from targeting financial institutions that conduct business with marijuana-related companies, such as growers and dispensaries.

What happens to all those tweets after you die?

Think for a moment about how many emails, digital photos, Facebook or Twitter postings you create in a week, a year...a lifetime?
Female Scientist in the Field
A new study shines light on what day to day life may be like for female scientists working in the field.
This week, former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega filed a lawsuit against the video game publisher Activision for the use of his likeness in the game "Call of Duty: Black Ops II."
A temporary humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza ended today after only a few hours, and both sides had agreed to hold fire in order to give civilians a chance to buy food and medicines .
Rally Protests Scheduled Execution Of Elderly Inmate
Yesterday, a federal judge in Orange County, California ruled that the state's death penalty violates the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
An Israeli woman is taking the names of the dead from the unrest on the Gaza Strip, translating them into Hebrew and sharing them online.
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It's state of affairs, our weekly look at politics throughout the Golden State. Joining us in studio are Southern California Public Radio's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
What was once a dreary landscape of silly sitcoms and cookie cutter cop shows has now become a medium filled with fabulous programs.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Louse Genderswap

Louse Genderswap

This is the craziest story about lice you'll ever hear!


Undated drawing of the Globe Grain & Milling Co. headquarters and warehouse, at 907 E. 3rd Street in Los Angeles, now an arts district. The complex is the location for Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's new LA gallery.

A look at 2 big new art spaces coming to downtown LA

John Rabe gets an update on the Hauser Wirth & Schimmel gallery, coming to the downtown Arts District, and the Broad Museum coming to Grand Avenue.

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