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Earthquakes are equal-opportunity destroyers

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook San Francisco in 1906 killed an estimated 3,000 people, destroyed 80% of the city and turned the West Coast’s largest and most sophisticated community into a virtual shanty town of tents and camps for the 225,000 left homeless. The city was rebuilt, but people...

2017 Grammy nominations: Who will come out with the most nominations?

2017 Grammy nominations: Who will come out with the most nominations? Dec. 6, 2016, 4 a.m. It's Beyoncé versus Adele verses....? While everyone expects Beyoncé and Adele to rack up plenty of Grammy nominations, much of the new class remains a mystery. Will voters fall for Drake's "Views'? Or will...

What to look for with the Grammy nominations? Lots of Adele and Beyoncé

2017 Grammy nominations Dec. 6, 2016, 4 a.m. It's Beyoncé versus Adele verses....? While everyone expects Beyoncé and Adele to rack up plenty of Grammy nominations, much of the new class remains a mystery. Will voters fall for Drake's "Views'? Or will they honor a legend like Paul Simon instead?...

P-45 doesn't deserve to die, and neither did the 10 alpacas he killed

P-45, the Malibu mountain lion who spent last week on death row, has received at least a temporary reprieve. After he killed 10 alpacas in one night, having already killed around 60 domestic animals in the last two years, a Malibu resident acquired a permit to shoot him. But public outcry, including...

Take Trump seriously but not literally? How, exactly?

It would make a perfect clickbait ad “Learn this one simple trick to stop worrying about Donald Trump and Make America Great Again.” What’s the trick? All you have to do is take Trump seriously, but not literally. The formulation is credited to reporter Selena Zito who, in an article for the Atlantic...

Why the driverless car industry is happy (so far) with Trump and Chao

Silicon Valley voted heavily for Hillary Clinton, but companies working on driverless cars seem overjoyed with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao. Chao will wield great power over how driverless cars and other automated vehicles will be regulated –...

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act would damage free speech rights on campus

Since Donald Trump’s election, a wave of hate attacks have targeted Jews, Muslims and other vulnerable groups. What’s the government doing about it? Nothing. But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which cracks down on the constitutional rights of college...

Chance the Rapper and the rule change that shows how the Grammy Awards are adapting to the era of streaming music

2017 Grammy nominations Dec. 6, 2016, 4 a.m. It's Beyoncé versus Adele verses....? While everyone expects Beyoncé and Adele to rack up plenty of Grammy nominations, much of the new class remains a mystery. Will voters fall for Drake's "Views'? Or will they honor a legend like Paul Simon instead?...

Undermining free speech on campus

The U.S. Senate last week approved by unanimous consent a bill that was advertised as a way to assist the federal government in combating harassment against Jewish students on college campuses. But the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is both unnecessary to achieve its stated goal and fraught with 1st...

Netflix spars with 21st Century Fox over allegations it is poaching executives

Netflix Inc. helped make binge-watching a national pastime with its tens of millions of subscribers eagerly gobbling up their favorite shows. But now the streaming giant is facing accusations of a different kind of binging — the poaching of executives from the competition. The company’s recent...

L.A. Ethics Commission investigating LAPD's watchdog over handling of special inmate's jail log

Los Angeles ethics officials are investigating an allegation that the Police Department’s watchdog broke city ethics rules by showing a reporter a confidential document outlining the movements of a high-profile inmate who was in special protection. A lawyer representing Inspector General Alex Bustamante...

A look at what might be next for the Dakota Access pipeline

The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is in limbo after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday declined to approve a permit that the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, needs in order to finish construction along the planned route. Here’s a look at what might be next for the pipeline:...

From celebrated lawman to disgraced defendant: Lee Baca faces jury in L.A. corruption trial

The question at the heart of the most significant public corruption trial to hit Los Angeles in decades is clear: Did Lee Baca, a powerful and celebrated law enforcement figure, block the FBI from investigating abuse and violence in county jails when he was sheriff? Answering that question will...

Obama makes a push for transparency before handing over executive power to Trump

President Obama is making a push for transparency in his last days in office before handing off the vast counter-terrorism apparatus he has built to President-elect Donald Trump, starting with a major address Tuesday defending his record on national security. Obama’s speech, at the U.S. military’s...

Warning: That warning label may be useless in conveying danger

Chances are, you encounter so many warning labels on a daily basis that you no longer bother reading them. And even if you do, it’s nearly impossible to determine if a product represents a true hazard or if you’re just encountering a bunch of weasel words designed solely to avoid lawsuits. Not...

Hundreds of women and children are released from Texas immigration detention facilities

More than 400 women and children have been freed from two Texas immigration detention facilities after a federal judge found the sites unsuitable for holding children, sending families into a wet, frigid December night while migrant advocates scrambled to provide shelter, food and emergency care....

You can prevent mass shootings if you look out for the warning signs, anti-gun violence group says

Mass shootings are preventable, an anti-gun violence group says in a video PSA — and it has released a guide on how to spot the warning signs.  The video, produced by a nonprofit formed by families of victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, starts out by focusing on a red-haired...

California's new legislative session begins with a message: We're ready to fight Trump

State lawmakers clashed in rancorous debate Monday over how to respond to President-elect Donald Trump, with the majority party Democrats introducing a barrage of legislation challenging his key proposals on immigration, and urging him to abandon threats of mass deportations. Gaveling in a new...

Klay Thompson scores 60 for Warriors

Klay Thompson had an NBA season-high and career-best 60 points for the highest-scoring performance by a Golden State player in more than 42 years, and the Warriors whipped the Indiana Pacers, 142-106, on Monday night at Oakland. Thompson had 60 through three and called it a night, sitting down...

Lou Williams' 38 points not enough against Jazz as Lakers fall 107-101

Before facing a team that pushed them around the last time they met, with the Lakers now down essentially four key players, Metta World Peace stood before his team with a message. He told them it didn’t matter that so many Lakers were injured, they could still win games despite their low numbers....

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