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Archive for February 15th, 2019
In its latest reversal, the Academy Awards restores four awards to its live broadcast. It had tried to shorten the program by handing them out during commercial breaks.
An ACLU lawsuit alleging discrimination of gay, transgender and bisexual inmates by San Bernardino County was settled today in Riverside.
In case you forgot from all this rain, we’re still a high risk fire state. And the cost of fighting wildfires is now at a record high. On Thursday, California politicians proposed a plan to tackle ballooning fire costs: taking out insurance.
The Woolsey Fire claimed the Western Town movie set. But when it wasn’t filled with cameras, it hosted a 59-year-old music competition whose future is now uncertain.
South Central charter school KIPP Philosophers Academy has been talking to their students about love. Especially inclusion and LGBTQ rights as part of a weekly “love committee." The school is working with the Los Angeles LGBT center initiative Out at Schools to create support and awareness on campus.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that lawyers and others in the case must refrain from statements that risk creating "material prejudice" but neither they nor Stone must keep completely silent.
When President Trump declared a national emergency on the Southern border on Friday, he claimed the move was routine — even as he acknowledged the administration is likely to face legal challenges.
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
Women's rights groups have welcomed the declaration, but are concerned whether the new policies can impact the lives of the country's women and girls.
In Africa's most populous country, current President Muhammadu Buhari is trying to hold on to his position, and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar is his fiercest challenger.
The high court agreed to a speedy review of a lower court's ruling that stopped Trump administration plans to use the census to ask whether every person living in the country is a U.S. citizen.
The government says it is taking steps to isolate Pakistan, which it blames for Thursday's fatal bombing. Pakistan calls the violence a result of "brutalities of Indian occupied forces in Kashmir."
Refugees are fleeing to try and get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.
Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, told an audience in New Hampshire that he is launching a 2020 exploratory committee.
The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.
Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.
Travis Kauffman, 31, was halfway through his run in the foothills outside Fort Collins, Colo., when he heard rustling behind him. He soon found himself in a struggle to survive.
The Kentucky students criticized after a viral video seemed to show them mocking a Native American man after the March for Life in Washington have been exonerated by an independent investigation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has come under pressure to explain why it was force-feeding detained asylum-seekers protesting their detention. Nine of the 12 hunger strikers are from India.
This weekend, Los Angeles is heaven for culture vultures with three art fairs — Frieze Los Angeles, StartUp Art Fair and Superfine! (their exclamation point, not ours) — two major retrospectives, on Charles White and Annie Leibovitz. For pop culture fans, there's a Robyn dance party, AirTalk's Oscar Preview, Mortified's Annual Doomed Valentine's Show and the Long Beach Comic Expo.
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But when it comes Hollywood remakes of foreign films, this isn't always the case.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.