Archive for November 20th, 2017

Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' star and singer, dies at 86

Arts & Entertainment | | November 20 2017, 6:38 PM

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.

ACLU slams Anaheim for high rate of officer-involved deaths

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2017, 6:35 PM

Since 2003, more than 30 people have died as a result of force used by on-duty Anaheim police officers, according to a new report from the ACLU.

Charlie Rose accused of sexual harassment by 8 women

Arts & Entertainment | | November 20 2017, 6:32 PM

The star of the highly regarded PBS talk show "Charlie Rose" and co-host of "CBS This Morning" issued a statement apologizing for his actions.

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

Politics | | November 20 2017, 6:27 PM

A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

Politics | | November 20 2017, 4:47 PM

The Trump administration said Monday it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation.

Jackson family turkey giveaway celebrates 35th anniversary

Local | | November 20 2017, 4:01 PM

Thousands of turkeys will be given away at the annual giveaway Tuesday in South L.A., and a Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted for hungry locals Thursday at Peppertree Park in Tustin.

Justice Department sues to block AT&T's merger with Time Warner

Business & Economy | | November 20 2017, 2:37 PM

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

This fly dives into Mono Lake, but doesn't get wet

Environment & Science | | November 20 2017, 1:51 PM

Now scientists have figured out how the fly stays dry even though it can stay submerged for 15 minutes. Yet another otherworldly aspect of Mono Lake.

Record-breaking heat forecast for Thanksgiving week

Environment & Science | | November 20 2017, 1:09 PM

Wednesday's high is forecast at 92 degrees, while Thanksgiving day is expected to top out at 90.

Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town

Local | | November 20 2017, 11:18 AM

Mike Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who's spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage. Saturday, he will strap into his homemade contraption and attempt to hurtle over Amboy, California.

​Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

Arts & Entertainment | | November 20 2017, 10:24 AM

In an ambiguous statement Sunday that heavily implies, though doesn't confirm, an imminent departure from the Emmy-winning series, Tambor referenced what he calls a "politicized atmosphere" that has afflicted the set.

LA Assemblyman won't run again following harassment allegations

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2017, 10:23 AM

Los Angeles Democrat Raul Bocanegra is the first political casualty in a wave of sexual harassment allegations at the Capitol.

The House and Senate hold the future of the educator expense deduction

Education | | November 20 2017, 9:26 AM

The version of the plan passed by the House would eliminate the Educator Expense Deduction. The senate version, as proposed, would double it.

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2017, 9:12 AM

Franken already faced a Senate ethics investigation over a previous allegation, but this one is potentially more damaging because it would be behavior that occurred while he was in office.

New York Times reporter suspended for harassment probe

US & World | | November 20 2017, 9:08 AM

The New York Times says it has suspended White House reporter Glenn Thrush while it investigates charges that he made unwanted advances on young women.

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror

US & World | | November 20 2017, 8:58 AM

The move returns North Korea to the list of countries the U.S. views as state sponsors of terror for the first time since 2008.

Odds are, they're taking your blood pressure all wrong

Health | | November 20 2017, 8:17 AM

New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.

Child abducted in LA handed over at Mexico border

Local | | November 20 2017, 7:11 AM

Officials say a 15-month-old boy allegedly abducted in Southern California by his father and taken to Mexico has been delivered safely to authorities at the U.S. border.

Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2017, 6:48 AM

Linda Deutsch covered high-profile trials for the Associated Press for 46 years. She recalls the gruesome murders and 1969-1971 trial of Charles Manson and three female followers.

With Obamacare, Americans seek more preventive cardiovascular care

Health | | November 20 2017, 6:00 AM

A UCLA study says since the Affordable Care Act reduced out-of-pocket costs for preventive care, more people are getting screenings for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Charles Manson, cult leader of brutal 1969 murders, dies at 83

Crime & Justice | | November 20 2017, 5:54 AM

The murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in a span of two nights gave Manson a unique and infamous position in the American cultural imagination.

The plan to get women vets to use more health services | | November 20 2017, 5:00 AM

Women veterans don't use VA health care services as much as men. Many say they delay getting care. A pilot program in L.A. County is trying to change that.

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Former 'Manson Family' member: 'I hope it brings closure'

| November 20 2017, 9:55 AM

Charles Manson, leader of the notorious “Manson Family” cult, died of natural causes on Sunday after spending five decades in prison for his spate of murders in 1969.

What would you do if a close friend or longtime colleague is accused of sexual misconduct?

| November 20 2017, 9:41 AM

“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham has been under fire for tweeting out a defense of writer Murray Miller, after he’s been accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau.

Week in Politics: North Korea, sexual harassment claims in DC and Sacramento, more

| November 20 2017, 9:41 AM

From the sexual harassment allegations against Al Franken to the Senate's tax overhaul bill, we take a fine-tooth comb to last week's political highlights.

Completists, why can’t you just leave something unfinished?

| November 20 2017, 9:20 AM

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A killer who won't die in the minds of Angelenos

| November 20 2017, 1:30 PM

Manson is dead, but America's morbid fascination with the cult leader is far from over

Is this town big enough for two soccer teams?

| November 20 2017, 11:39 AM

Take Two gets a tour of the new Banc of California Stadium, the future home of the Los Angeles Football Club, and we ask an expert: Does LA have room for another pro soccer team?

Is ‘Justice League’ for everyone or just comic book nerds?

| November 20 2017, 10:52 AM

The ‘Justice League’ opening weekend may reveal a chasm between audiences -- those who love comics and those who passively watch superhero movie

California is not prepared to deal with an aging population

| November 20 2017, 10:49 AM

As baby boomers enter their senior years, they will need more assistance from the state. But California has very little money and few services ready for them.

This LA trans activist is helping others afford surgery

Local | | November 20 2017, 10:44 AM

There are only about a handful of programs that give money to trans people in need of surgery. One of them is based in LA and run by local activist Rizi Timane.

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