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Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:41:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



Former national security advisor Michael Flynn seeks immunity

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:41:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



Golf: LPGA suspends ANA Inspiration play at windy Rancho Mirage

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:40:00 PDT

France's Karine Icher shot a five-under-par 67 to take an early lead before high winds shortened the opening day of the ANA Inspiration on Thursday in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Half of the field in the LPGA Tour's first major of the year was still on the course when wild winds in the Coachella Valley...

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Newport Beach improperly approved Banning Ranch project, state Supreme Court rules

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:00 PDT

Newport Beach officials failed to adequately review a large proposed development on the coastal Banning Ranch oil field before approving it, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The unanimous decision, written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, was another blow for the developers whose project...

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White House appears to be the source of Nunes' surveillance claims

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:30:00 PDT

The White House offered Thursday to show lawmakers intelligence reports that purportedly mention associates of President Trump, raising new questions about whether the president’s staff previously leaked details about the classified documents it is now offering Congress.

In a letter Thursday, White...

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Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:05:00 PDT

A large fire has caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta.

WSB-TV reports the massive blaze is burning underneath I-85 northbound near Piedmont Road.

The fire has shut down several roads in northeast Atlanta.

Witnesses say troopers were telling cars to turn around on the bridge...

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At least one dead in North Hollywood motorcycle collision

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:05:00 PDT

A collision involving two motorcycles killed a 21-year-old man Thursday in North Hollywood.

The fatal crash happened in the 11900 block of West Saticoy Street shortly after 3 p.m. At least one of the motorcycles sheared off a fire hydrant and knocked over a street light, according to police.

One...

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Russia investigation, climate change and business ideas: What's happened this week under Trump

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:50:00 PDT

Healthcare is so last week. At least, that’s what it seems like when we take a look at this week. The main headlines so far have centered on the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Let’s get to it:

Last weekend A U.S.-led coalition conducted an airstrike believed...(image)



Iraqi forces close in on historic mosque where Islamic State declared its 'caliphate'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:50:00 PDT

For more than 800 years, the leaning minaret of Great Nuri Mosque had called Muslims to prayer. A beloved landmark in west Mosul, its nickname, the Hunchback, has become synonymous with what was once Iraq’s second largest city.

But as Iraqi forces punched their way to within a few hundred yards...

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All the WonderCon 2017 panels you don't want to miss

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:45:00 PDT

Legions of cosplayers, comic book fans and pop culture aficionados will descend on Anaheim this weekend for WonderCon. The three-day event is back at the Anaheim Convention Center and bringing lots of interesting panels and booths for the comic book connoisseur.

A sort of sister convention to San...

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In a giant leap for space industry, SpaceX successfully launches a recycled rocket

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:45:00 PDT

SpaceX on Thursday launched and landed a first-stage rocket booster that had previously flown — a milestone that could signal a new era of low-cost space transportation.

The successful launch of the commercial communications satellite on the recycled Falcon 9 rocket could lower launch costs as...

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Whether good or bad for the sport, UConn's dominance of women's basketball is unquestionable

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:35:00 PDT

A seven-point deficit had been turned into a 17-point lead and college basketball’s most dominant team was rolling, bringing many in a crowd of 8,830 to their feet.

Playing their NCAA women’s basketball tournament regional games at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., only 80 miles from campus,...

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Wells Fargo's $110 million settlement is still not enough, lawyers say

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:35:00 PDT

Wells Fargo & Co. said Tuesday it would pay $110 million to settle a raft of consumer lawsuits over the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal, but lawyers behind some of those cases are hoping to kill the deal and push for a bigger payout.

Calling the agreement both premature and far too small,...

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Trump appeals Hawaii judge's order against travel ban

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:32:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 5:41 p.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



MLB: Rangers sign Rougned Odor to six-year contract worth at least $49.5 million

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:30:00 PDT

Rougned Odor and the Texas Rangers have agreed to a new six-year contract that includes a club option for 2023 and guarantees the young second baseman at least $49.5 million.

The deal completed Thursday includes a $2 million signing bonus and a $13.5 million club option for 2023 with a $3 million...

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The Mexican attorney general who declared his state would never be home to narcos is now under arrest in the U.S. for drug trafficking

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:20:00 PDT

He sought to cut an image as a fearless anti-crime crusader in his home state of Nayarit, in western Mexico.

Edgar Veytia — the state’s attorney general, a lawyer and a survivor of a 2011 assassination attempt linked to traffickers — once declared: “Nayarit is not fertile ground for law-breaking....

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Israel's government approves its first new West Bank settlement in two decades

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:20:00 PDT

Israel's government approved its first new West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating a test for President Trump's foray into Middle East peacemaking.

The White House said that further settlement activity “does not help advance peace” and that it expects Israel to show restraint moving...

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Former L.A. Coliseum tech manager pleads no contest in corruption case, could avoid jail time

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:15:00 PDT

A former Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum technology manager charged in the stadium corruption scandal has pleaded no contest to a charge of conflict of interest, the L.A. County district attorney’s office said Thursday.

Leopold Caudillo Jr., one of six men charged in the case, was accused of directing...

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Tennis: Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki reach semifinals at Miami Open

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:15:00 PDT

Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki rolled through the first few matches of the Miami Open, never facing any significant challenges. That changed Thursday, and both survived.

The fourth-seeded Federer fought off two match points before beating No. 10 Tomas Berdych 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in a quarterfinal...

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California state bill aims to prevent toys, kitchenware and electronics from listening in on unknowing consumers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:04:00 PDT

California politics updates: Gov. Brown takes his transportation plan on the road, 'sanctuary state' bill amended March 30, 2017, 4:04 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic...(image)



California politics updates: Gov. Brown takes his transportation plan on the road, 'sanctuary state' bill amended

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:04:00 PDT

California politics updates: Gov. Brown takes his transportation plan on the road, 'sanctuary state' bill amended March 30, 2017, 4:04 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic...(image)



Virtual reality visionary Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook 3 years after $2-billion Oculus deal

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:55:00 PDT

Palmer Luckey, the Long Beach entrepreneur whose zeal for virtual reality kickstarted mass investment in the technology, has left Facebook three years after selling his start-up Oculus VR to the social media giant for $2 billion.

His next move isn’t clear. Facebook declined to disclose the reason...

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Seeking a way forward, Trump increasingly finds himself at odds with his own party

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:50:00 PDT

President Trump won his office in spite of the best efforts of some in his party.

Now, the tenuous nature of the bonds between Trump and the GOP are increasingly on public display as the president openly feuds with conservatives and White House officials debate whether to reach out to Democrats...

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College basketball: Kansas' Frank Mason III, Gonzaga's Mark Few win top honors

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:00 PDT

No piece of hardware could take Frank Mason III's mind off what could have been. The senior point guard from Kansas was selected the AP player of the year Thursday at the Final Four in Phoenix. He was there without his teammates since the Jayhawks were eliminated in the Midwest Regional final by...

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Pence casts tie-breaking vote to let states withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:45:00 PDT

Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to restrict federal funds for Planned Parenthood and other providers of family planning services.

Calling in the vice president,...

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