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Firm says L.A. did not pursue reimbursement for overcharged cell service

A consulting company hired by the city to audit its cellphone records has accused Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other political leaders of showing little interest in pursuing claims that they were being overcharged by their providers.

Ship of Fools Leader: Humans didn’t kill the Mammoths

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Our old friend Chris Turney, whose ship of fools got stuck in the ice while he was attempting to study global warming in the Antarctic, and replicate Mawson’s expedition, has published a new study which claims that Mammoths were killed by climate change. According to Turney’s abstract; The mechanisms of…

Pope Francis: Climate change causes human trafficking

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Pope Francis has waded into the climate debate again, by attempting to link human trafficking and climate change. According to the Daily Mail; Pope Francis has urged world leaders to take a ‘very strong stand’ on climate change ahead of the United Nations summit in Paris this year. He was…

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Climate change is not science fiction

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined an unprecedented group of politicians, celebrities and faith leaders gathered at the summit of conscience meeting Paris, who have demanded immediate action on climate change. According to the Guardian (quoting Schwarzenegger); “I’ve starred in a lot of science fiction movies and, let me tell you something,…

A.M. Links: Iran Nuclear Deal Reached, NYC Pays $5.9 Million to Family of Eric Garner, Boy Scouts Welcome Gay Leaders

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

A nuclear deal with Iran has been struck. New York City has agreed to pay $5.9 million to the family of Eric Garner, the man whose death at the hands of the NYPD was caught on video last year. The Boy Scouts of America will now allow...Show More Summary

Times to issue report cards on L.A. leaders

It's been two years since Eric Garcetti became mayor of Los Angeles. His election was part of a changing of the guard in City Hall that also saw the arrival of a new controller and city attorney, as well as seven new City Council members.

Boyd K. Packer, leader in Latter-day Saints church, dies at 90

Boyd K. Packer, a Mormon leader who was president of the faith’s highest governing body, died July 3 at his home in Salt Lake City. He was 90.Church spokesman Eric Hawkins announced the death in a statement. The cause was not disclosed.Read full article >>

Top-Ranking Mormon Leader Boyd K. Packer Dies At 90

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90. Packer died Friday afternoon at his home in Salt Lake City from natural causes, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. Show More Summary

Brooklyn borough president condemns NYC street named for Confederate Army leader

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (D) has joined the push to rename a street named for Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Fort Hamilton, which is New York's only US military base. In a statement provided to Business Insider, Adams...Show More Summary

Former NAACP leader in Washington state kicked off Spokane's police panel

last monthNews : The Newsroom

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - The city council in Spokane, Washington, voted on Thursday to remove civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal, who drew national attention over her racial identity, from a police oversight commission over conduct violations, a city spokesman said. Show More Summary

Washington state NAACP chapter leader investigated over racial identity

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A prominent leader of the African-American community in Spokane, Washington, is under investigation for identifying herself as black on a city job application, as a white couple set off a media storm by saying they are her biological parents. Show More Summary

'Pray For McKinney;' Texas Pastors Hold Prayer Rally as Hundreds Demand Firing of Officer Eric Casebolt Who Pulled Gun on Teens at Pool Party

Church leaders in McKinney, Texas called for prayer in the community on Monday during a meeting with Mayor Brian Loughmiller and Police Chief Greg Conley in the wake of racial unrest stemming from a recent incident involving a local police officer who wrestled a teen at a graduation pool party.

A.M. Links: Jeb Bush Heads to Germany, Escaped New York Prisoners Still on the Loose, Vincent Bugliosi Has Died

2 months agoNews : Reason

A second video has emerged showing McKinney, Texas, police officer Eric Casebolt unholstering his gun and throwing a 15-year-old girl to the ground outside a pool party. Community leaders in Cleveland say they will bypass prosecutors...Show More Summary

All Opinions Are Local: The hottest primary in Virginia

Primaries in Virginia used to be a bore, but no longer.Last year, Dave Brat’s tea-party-backed insurgency against the seemingly impregnable House Minority Leader Eric Cantor garnered national headlines in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.Read full article >>

Top-ranking Mormon Elder L. Tom Perry Dies From Cancer

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leader L. Tom Perry, a member of the faith's highest governing body, has died from cancer. He was 92. Perry died Saturday surrounded by his family at his Salt Lake City home, church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. Show More Summary

A. Barton Hinkle: Anti-Immigration Conservatives Hit a New Low

2 months agoNews : Reason

If Cesar Vargas ever becomes a military lawyer, the terrorists will have already won. Or so says Dave Brat, the Virginia Republican who beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary contest a little less than a year ago. Brat says people such as Vargas represent nothing less than the decline of Western civilization. As A. Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un's Older Brother Digs Eric Clapton

Since becoming supreme leader of North Korea in December 2011, Kim Jong Un has not publicly announced any foreign trips. His policy of avoiding foreign travel clearly does not extend to all members of the Kim family: This week, his elder brother Kim Jong Chul seen at an Eric Clapton concert in London. Show More Summary

The sad story of Kim Jong Chul, the North Korean leader’s brother and Eric Clapton megafan

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

Since becoming supreme leader of North Korea in December 2011, Kim Jong Un has not publicly announced any foreign trips, leading some to suspect that the young autocrat has some kind of aversion to international travel. This policy of avoiding foreign travel clearly does not extend to all members of the Kim family: Just this week, his elder brother […]

The sad story of Kim Jong Chul, the North Korean leader’s brother and Eric Clapton megafan

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/world/north-korean-leaders-brother-seen-in-uk/2015/05/22/20389252-5d98-4e50-89bd-5d545cac9e56_video.htmlSince becoming supreme leader of North Korea in December 2011, Kim Jong Un has not publicly...Show More Summary

Congressman Shrugs Off Dreamers' Patriotism, Says ISIS Would Enlist, Too

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), the immigration hardliner who unseated former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), dismissed arguments from his colleagues that young undocumented immigrants who want to enlist in the military...Show More Summary

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