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Cowboys' David Irving suspended four games for violating NFL policy on PEDs

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:55:00 PDT

Dallas defensive end David Irving has been suspended the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

The ban announced Wednesday leaves the Cowboys without two potential starting pass rushers because of suspensions.

Randy Gregory, a second-round...

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L.A. City Council approves raises of up to 22% for about 9,000 DWP workers

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:45:00 PDT

The Los Angeles City Council approved a contract Wednesday that will provide six raises in five years for members of the Department of Water and Power’s biggest and most powerful union.

In an 11-3 vote, the council backed raises for about 9,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical...

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California lawmaker pushing bill to jolt electric car market with $3 billion in subsidies

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:40:00 PDT

California’s electric car rebate program needs a recharge to meet the state’s clean air goals, said Democrat Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco.

His bill to provide $3 billion in subsidies for electric car buyers over 12 years is wending its way through the Legislature. On Wednesday, Ting held...

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Charge dropped against trooper who arrested Sandra Bland before she died in Texas jail

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:33:00 PDT

A charge has been dropped against the only official to face criminal indictment related to the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was found hanged in her Texas jail cell three days after her arrest and whose name became a rallying cry in protests against racial bias in policing.

Former State...

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Motion picture academy invites 774 new members, the largest class ever

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:30:00 PDT

Hollywood’s most exclusive club is rolling out the red carpet to 774 industry professionals – including such boldfaced names as Kristen Stewart, Gal Gadot, John Cho, Chris Pratt, Elle Fanning and Jordan Peele – in its latest and most dramatic step to diversify its overwhelmingly white and male...

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Conservative activists step up attack on CNN

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:25:00 PDT

Conservative activists are escalating their attack on CNN. Many see the network as their prime ideological for for its coverage of President Trump.(image)






Santa Monica wants to know who owns its popular beachfront hotels

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:05:00 PDT

The Waldorf Astoria New York, once a renowned symbol of luxury on Park Avenue, is being converted to luxury condominiums under its new owners, Chinese insurance giant Anbang Insurance Group.

Labor union leaders and city officials in Santa Monica are now worried that the same fate could befall the...

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Prosecutor drops charge against Brian Encinia, ex-Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:05:00 PDT

A charge has been dropped against the only official to face criminal indictment related to the arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was found hanged in her Texas jail cell three days after her arrest and whose name became a rallying cry in protests against racial bias in policing.

Former State...

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Mt. SAC will host 2020 U.S. Olympic track trials

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Mt. San Antonio College will be the site for the 2020 U.S. Olympic track and field qualifying finals, USA Track and Field announced on Wednesday.

The 10-day event is scheduled for June 19-28 in 2020.

Mt. SAC is undergoing a $62-million upgrade for its stadium that will allow a seating capacity...

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No new laptop bans, but travelers to the U.S. will face tighter screening all over the globe

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:00:00 PDT

Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as airlines and passenger groups had feared. The new order will cover about 2,000...(image)



Gorsuch is already pushing the Supreme Court right on religion, guns and gay rights

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:55:00 PDT

When Judge Neil M. Gorsuch went before the Senate in March as President Trump’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, he sought to assure senators he would be independent and above the political fray.

“There is no such thing as a Republican judge or Democratic judge,” he said more than once. “We...

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Trump succeeds where Obama failed — rallying liberals to activism

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:53:00 PDT

The night Hillary Clinton lost the White House, Amanda Litman cried so hard she threw up.

In Atlanta, as the returns rolled in, Traci Feit Love faced a question from her anguished 8-year-old daughter: “Now what do we do?”

Across the country, in the heart of Silicon Valley, Rita Bosworth wondered...

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LAFD ambulance collides with car in Pacoima; 4 injured

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:30:00 PDT

Two firefighters and two civilians were injured Wednesday morning in a crash in Pacoima that involved a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance, authorities said.

The ambulance and a private vehicle collided at 10:55 a.m. near the intersection of Osborne Street and San Fernando Road, according to...

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FBI agent indicted on charges of lying about shooting at rancher in Oregon standoff

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:30:00 PDT

An FBI agent has been indicted on suspicion of lying about firing two shots at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, one of the leaders of the armed standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon last year, according to court documents made public Wednesday.

W. Joseph Astarita, a member of the FBI’s hostage response...

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