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Miscarried at 7 and 8 Weeks, These Babies are Changing the Abortion Debate

Last year when Mindy Danison shared photos of her miscarried babies on Facebook, she did not realize how many lives her tiny children would touch. Danison tragically miscarried three unborn babies, but she and her husband found some solace in their grief when they were able to see two of their three babies after they […]

Trump on getting to the convention: 'I felt like I was crossing the border'

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer could get $55 million in severance pay

Yahoo Inc. chief Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55-million severance package if the company's auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. The payout disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday consists of cash, stock awards and other benefits that Mayer...

Survey of Agnes Martin's powerful yet meditative work draws a straight, vibrant line to Zen

Want to clear your mind? Get a pickup truck, then spend a couple years driving across and around the continent — alone. That's the first lesson of the lovely retrospective of abstract paintings by Agnes Martin (1912-2004) newly opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The show is divided...

'We didn't want it to be like Costa Mesa'

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Oklahoma Is Wasting Money to Prove a Point: The State Really Hates Abortion

Oklahoman legislators, like anti-choice politicians across the country, are hell-bent on eliminating abortion through a series of flank attacks while ignoring the needs of born humans in their state. The post Oklahoma Is Wasting Money to Prove a Point: The State Really Hates Abortion appeared first on Rewire.

Trump urges California GOP to unite behind him amid raging protests

Undeterred by protesters who nearly blocked his way into a California Republican convention, Donald Trump called on the party Friday to unite behind him even as he lashed out at what he portrayed as its corrupt system for picking presidential nominees. Police in riot gear were unable to stop egg-tossing...

During National Reentry Week, a Spotlight on Older Returning Citizens

There are few resources, at either the state or federal level, earmarked specifically for returning elders. The post During National Reentry Week, a Spotlight on Older Returning Citizens appeared first on Rewire.

Federal Election Commission dings Senate, House candidates for failing to file financial reports

California politics updates: Quiet day in Sacramento as focus shifts to convention April 29 2016, 2:02 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. We're covering the convention live over here. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for more, or subscribe...

Spurs vs. Thunder: How they match up in NBA playoffs second round

NBA playoff preview for the Western Conference semifinals: 2. SAN ANTONIO First round defeated Memphis, 4-0. vs. 3. OKLAHOMA CITY First round defeated Dallas, 4-1. Season series: 2-2. Key stats: The Spurs have the top-ranked defense in the postseason, holding the Grizzlies to 81 points per game...

Fresno mayor endorses Kasich for president

Updates from the California Republican Party convention: Protests over after demonstrators clash with police, block street April 29 2016, 4:04 PM Welcome to a special edition of Essential Politics, our live feed from the California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. Here's a quick glance...

Letters: Everyone has a cure for the curse of the Clippers

Bill Plaschke writes of a "post-Donald Sterling Curse"? Curse was a Boston thing. The disrespectful way in which Sterling and the Clippers organization treated [former team executive] Elgin Baylor puts karma in play, pure and simple. Bob Ginn Arcadia :: It's hard to feel bad for a billionaire,...

Brothers went to anime convention after killing parents, San Jose police say

Two brothers went to an anime convention last weekend after the older sibling shot and killed their parents inside their San Jose home, newly released court documents alleged. Prosecutors on Friday charged Hasib bin Golamrabbi, 22, and Omar Golamrabbi, 17, with two counts each of murder, the Santa...

Jared Goff's father shares funny story about his first hit in the majors

If all goes as planned, new Rams quarterback and No. 1 overall selection Jared Goff will notch his first regular-season completion at San Francisco, when Los Angeles opens its schedule against the 49ers on Monday Night Football. That would be a fitting coincidence, because Goff’s father, Jerry,...

She's headed back to the West Coast

Bernie Sanders dumps lawsuit against Democratic National Committee April 29 2016, 3:03 PM Californians protested Donald Trump as the Republican candidates arrive for the state's convention. Follow our live coverage. B ernie Sanders drops lawsuit against Democratic National Committee Ted Cruz gets...

California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish"...

Workers wonder whether Bernie Sanders' fight for them will really help them compete

Union steelworker Doug Fuller came here for a rally to protest plans to close a Carrier Corp. plant here and move jobs to Mexico. But Fuller has his own troubles: His plant in Granite City, Ill., has been temporarily shut down by U.S. Steel because of a bad market, idling more than 2,000 workers....

Man Receives PETA Award For Risking His Life to Save Dog Hanging From Balcony

A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez for his heroic rescue of a neighbor’s dog who was hanging from her hips... The post Man Receives PETA Award For Risking His Life to Save Dog Hanging From Balcony appeared first on PETA.

Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Elisabeth Olson is leaving the swinging 1960s behind as she moves on from the world of "Mad Men" into the not-so-distant future where women are even more oppressed than they were at Sterling Cooper. Hulu announced Friday a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian...

Victory: PETA Wins Retirement for Former Hollywood Chimpanzee

After more than a decade in solitary confinement in a tiny, decrepit enclosure at Alabama’s Mobile Zoo—where he was dumped by Hollywood animal trainer Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, which... The post Victory: PETA Wins Retirement for Former Hollywood Chimpanzee appeared first on PETA.

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