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Apple pours cash into Finisar, which makes facial recognition tech

Apple Inc. has made its second notable investment this week — this time in facial recognition technology company Finisar Corp. The $390-million investment announced Wednesday comes from Apple's $1-billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund, created to finance the work of domestic manufacturers and create...

Where to get your holiday tamales this year

Have you ever plowed through a plate of hot uchepos? Not unless you’ve spent time in Michoacán, I’m guessing, or at least visited Birrieria Apatzingan up in Pacoima. Uchepos are like tamales caressed by an angel, clouds of sweet, fresh corn steamed in corn husks, tasting like nothing but themselves....

Four-time Tour de France champ Chris Froome faces possible suspension after failing doping test

Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing a suspension from cycling ahead of his attempt to win a record-tying fifth Tour de France title next year. Froome won his fourth Tour title this year and followed it with a victory at the Vuelta. But Team Sky...

Tech stocks lead U.S. indexes higher

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street as technology companies post solid gains. Hard drive maker Western Digital gained 3% after it resolved a dispute with its partner Toshiba over Toshiba's plan to sell its flash memory business. Finisar climbed 27% after Apple said it will invest $390 million...

The birther president tours a civil rights museum. Really?

To the editor: Among the many actions taken by President Trump that made him an unwelcome presence at an opening ceremony for Mississippi’s new civil rights museum was his ride into office powered by his hatred of President Obama. (“‘Mr. President, we don’t need you in Mississippi.’ Protests as...

The high school class that can save America from its obesity crisis

To the editor: Christine Vaughan and Tamara Dubowitz advocate placing an additional tax on high-calorie drinks that have added sugar. That is a start, but a feeble one. Where would that additional tax money go? Eaten up (to use a pun). (“Fixing America’s food deserts alone won’t fix our terrible...

Today: Alabama Rolls With Doug Jones

Until Tuesday, Alabama hadn’t elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 25 years. Is it a sign of something bigger to come? TOP STORIES Alabama Rolled to Doug Jones Doug Jones declared victory. Roy Moore refused to concede defeat. President Trump’s first tweet was strikingly measured and gracious,...

Bashing Mueller won't make the Russia probe go away

To the editor: When Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department earlier this year to investigate the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he was spoken about as if he were the next best thing to come around since sliced bread. Now there is...

Will workers face depressed wages after the massive Aetna-CVS merger?

To the editor: In your Dec. 11 editorial, “CVS and Aetna say their massive merger is needed to keep prices down. That remains to be seen,” you rightly question whether the combined company will “help consumers or squeeze more dollars out of them.” My research suggests that we need to focus on the...

'Coco' remains atop Chinese box office in a strong weekend for animated films

“Coco” continued a remarkable run in China last week, hauling in an additional $52.2 million in ticket sales to retain the country's box-office top spot. The Pixar animated film is now the fifth-highest-grossing animated film ever in China, according to consulting firm Artisan Gateway. ‘Coco” soared...

Meet Doug Jones, the law-and-order Democrat who won Alabama's Senate seat

The odds of any Democrat capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama are steep at best, but Doug Jones was uniquely suited to pull off an upset Tuesday over Republican Roy Moore. Accusations that Moore sexually abused teenage girls played a big part, no doubt, in Jones’ improbable victory over the...

How to make sexually misbehaving politicians pay

If a lawmaker is accused of sexual harassment, why should the taxpayers be the ones who end up paying to settle the case? Wouldn’t it make more sense for the official himself — the individual accused of the wrongdoing — to pay? Wouldn’t that be more likely to discourage harassment by public officials...

Even our Republican Congress should be able to recognize the danger Scott Pruitt poses

The Environmental Protection Agency was supposed to announce by Oct. 1 which parts of the country had fallen short of new, more stringent limits on the amount of ozone in the air, thus clearing the way for local action to reduce emissions. But the EPA failed to issue the designations, sparking...

Trump is keeping his promise to destabilize the international order

A pattern is emerging in President Trump’s foreign policy: Time after time, he’s doing what he promised to do. Last week, Trump announced that the United States is formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving its embassy there, even though some of his aides warned that the move...

Families of patients fear GOP tax plan will scuttle drug development for rare diseases

Of all the proposals in the GOP tax plan, none may be more important to families like Jay and Amy Granzow than an obscure provision on “orphan” drug research. The Granzows, who live in Manhattan Beach, fear that the final tax bill will end up killing or drastically cutting a three-decade-old tax...

Journalists are at war with their critics — and they're losing badly

Long before we knew who’d won Tuesday’s special election in Alabama, we knew who had lost: the media. At least, that is, according to conservative media critics. “Roy Moore Proves Media Only Destroys Itself in Elections” ran a headline Monday in The American Spectator. “The late Charles Manson...

U.S. government's embattled email surveillance program proves resilient

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the extent to which the U.S. government searches and reads the email of millions of people — and the complicity of telecom and tech companies in the effort — demands that the massive surveillance program be reined in have been intense across party lines. Yet with...

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