Archive for November 14th, 2017

Cinefamily theater to shutter following sexual misconduct allegations

Arts & Entertainment | | November 14 2017, 5:55 PM

The independent movie theater Cinefamily is closing in the wake of investigations into the sexual misconduct of two of its executives. Cinefamily's board of directors said Tuesday that it was shutting down after 10 years of operation due to crippling debt.

Amazon is hiring 3,000 people in the IE, but their jobs end at Christmas

Business & Economy | | November 14 2017, 5:46 PM

Black Friday is just around the corner. And that means online retail giants like Amazon need more warehouse workers to pack and ship all those gifts you're buying online.

'My story has never changed' Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells House committee

Politics | | November 14 2017, 5:45 PM

Sessions faced lawmakers, fielding questions about Russian interference and the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians. He stood by prior testimony but sought to change his recollection of events.

What the latest court ruling on Trump's travel ban means

Politics | | November 14 2017, 5:40 PM

A federal appeals court panel ruled the government may deny admission to people from six majority-Muslim countries, but only if they lack ties to U.S. relatives.

Big rig driver's extradition planned in casino bus crash case

Local | | November 14 2017, 5:26 PM

A truck driver who stopped for road construction on the 10 Freeway before a casino bus crashed into his rig last year will face 40 counts, including vehicular manslaughter.

Harvey Weinstein sued for sexual battery by unnamed actress

Crime & Justice | | November 14 2017, 5:21 PM

An unnamed actress has sued Harvey Weinstein alleging he committed sexual battery against her in Beverly Hills hotel rooms in 2015 and 2016 after she agreed to meet the producer to discuss a television role.

Rancho Tehama shooting: At least 4 people killed at multiple locations

Crime & Justice | | November 14 2017, 5:16 PM

The rampage began at a home and eventually led to an elementary school in Tehama County before the shooter was killed.

McConnell talks up Sessions as write-in candidate to replace Roy Moore

Politics | | November 14 2017, 5:10 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told people that he has no interest in returning to his old Senate seat from Alabama, as Moore continues to dig in against allegations of sexual misconduct.

Republican senators add repeal of individual health care mandate to tax bill

Politics | | November 14 2017, 5:05 PM

Republican leaders expressed confidence that the measure could pass the Senate. It is likely to face even fewer hurdles in the House, as the GOP aims to pass a tax bill by Christmas.

After harassment accusations, Congress moves toward mandatory training

Politics | | November 14 2017, 4:21 PM

Congress is grappling with how to change the culture on Capitol Hill, as a wave of sexual harassment allegations have swept the country in every industry.

FDA approves first digital pill that can track if you've taken it

Health | | November 14 2017, 2:03 PM

Abilify MyCite is a tablet with an embedded sensor activated by fluid in the stomach. Although the drug's approval is a big step for digital medicine, there are concerns about privacy and cost.

​Man, 55, convicted in California cold case killing from 1988

Crime & Justice | | November 14 2017, 12:53 PM

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Albert Clark faces 32 years to life in prison when he's sentenced Jan. 10.

Wineries eager to make up losses after California wildfires

Business & Economy | | November 14 2017, 9:54 AM

The push is on to lure visitors back to California's wine country, where three counties together saw more than $3.7 billion in tourism spending in 2016.

Native Americans see far more discrimination in areas where they are a majority

US & World | | November 14 2017, 7:56 AM

Native Americans reported discrimination far more often in employment and in interactions with law enforcement if they lived on tribal lands or areas where the population is mostly Native American.

For Native Americans facing sexual assault, justice feels out of reach

US & World | | November 14 2017, 7:32 AM

Half of American Indians living in majority-Native areas say they or a family member feels he or she has been treated unfairly by the courts, according to an NPR poll.

Iran calls off search for survivors in quake-struck region

US & World | | November 14 2017, 6:29 AM

The quake, with its epicenter in neighboring Iraq, has killed at least 530 people in both countries, according to official figures.

Here's how GOP's tax breaks would shift money to rich, poor Americans

Politics | | November 14 2017, 5:55 AM

Neither the House nor Senate proposals do much for the lowest-income Americans, and some higher-income people could gain a lot.

GOP tax bill could make it harder for California vets to get home loans

Business & Economy | | November 14 2017, 5:01 AM

California voters are being asked to extend a state veteran home loan program, but the House tax reform bill puts the program's bonds on the chopping block.

Training social workers to look out for baby – and mom

Local | | November 14 2017, 5:01 AM

Social work interns training with the L.A. County Department of Children and Families Services are getting training to spot signs of maternal depression and anxiety.

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A theater, flea market and a high school combine forces for arts success

Arts & Entertainment | | November 14 2017, 11:13 AM

The Greenway Court Theatre celebrates its 20th anniversary in collaboration with Fairfax High School and the Melrose Trading Post.

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FDA approves first digital pill: What is it and what are the concerns

| November 14 2017, 9:56 AM

The Food and Drug Administration approved a first yesterday – a digital pill that that can tell doctors if and when a patient took the medicine.

As Weinstein, Spacey seek treatment post-scandals, examining the efficacy of sex rehab

| November 14 2017, 9:54 AM

Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are reportedly seeking treatment at the same upscale sex rehab facility in Arizona.

The latest from D.C. on AG Sessions’ testimony, Trump Jr.-Wikileaks convo, panel examining POTUS’ nuclear strike capabilities and more

| November 14 2017, 9:52 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is denying he misled Congress about meeting a Trump campaign advisor trying to set up a meeting with Russian officials.

What you need to know about the new blood pressure guidelines

| November 14 2017, 9:33 AM

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

What’s next for the guy who has spent the most time of any astronauts living in space?

| November 14 2017, 9:24 AM

If you are an astronaut, what happens when you get a toothache at the international space station?

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War of the Worlds brings aliens to DTLA

Arts & Entertainment | | November 14 2017, 11:51 AM

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti was part of the performance, telling Angelenos the city was being invaded by Martians

More homes could be in risky fire zones than official maps reveal

| November 14 2017, 11:13 AM

An LA Times analysis found that nearly 500,000 homes in Southern California that face elevated risk from wildfire fall outside the official fire zone map.

Tuesday Reviewsday: B. Slade, 30 70 Collective and Aretha Franklin

| November 14 2017, 11:02 AM

Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes brings us her picks for our weekly new music update

Forced From Home teaches Santa Monica about refugee life

| November 14 2017, 10:56 AM

Doctors Without Borders created the week-long experience to bring attention to the plight of displaced people.

Governor Brown's quest to become a global leader on climate change

| November 14 2017, 10:36 AM

The Governor is acting like the leader of a sovereign country as he tours Europe with a focus on climate change

How Gloria Allred became the go-to attorney for high-profile sexual assault cases

| November 14 2017, 9:31 AM

Gloria Allred has represented the alleged victims of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, comedian Bill Cosby and many others.

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