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More than 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.

The landslide from a mountain engulfed a cluster of more than 40 homes and a hotel in the village of...

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Appeals court throws out some criminal charges for Angela Spaccia, a top official in the Bell corruption scandal 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 counts against a former Bell official after concluding that the jury received improper instructions in the municipal corruption case.

Angela Spaccia was convicted in 2013 of pilfering millions from the treasury of a tiny working-class town. As...

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New Wilshire Grand hailed as a 'gorgeous nest' for Los Angeles 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As dusk fell on downtown Los Angeles, dozens of people gathered on the sidewalks outside the Wilshire Grand Center, watching as the hotel’s LED lights — confined to a stripe on the side of the building — glowed in an array of rainbow colors.

Koreatown resident Miky Nam brought a small folding chair...

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Man is struck and killed by Metrolink train in El Sereno 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A man believed to be about 40 years old was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Friday in the Los Angeles neighborhood of El Sereno, officials said.

The man was in a nonpedestrian area less than a mile west of the Cal State L.A. station when he was hit by an eastbound train on the San Bernardino...

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It was hot this week. But were California officials 'crying wolf' with alerts that drove up electricity prices? 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state’s electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages.

The two-day flex alert by the California Independent System Operator drew...

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Father of South Pasadena boy missing for two months is arrested on suspicion of murder 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The father of a 5-year-old boy from South Pasadena who mysteriously disappeared more than two months ago was arrested Friday on suspicion of murder, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said.

The arrest comes after an extensive search for the boy that reached from his hometown to Santa Barbara...

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UPS shooter targeted employees and used stolen assault pistol to kill 3 coworkers, police say 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A United Parcel Service driver who killed three coworkers before taking his own life at their San Francisco package facility last week, used a stolen assault-style pistol in the attack and targeted specific employees, police said Friday.

Investigators still don’t know what drove gunman Jimmy Lam...

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Twice-convicted O.C. killer will receive new trial in latest fallout from jailhouse snitch scandal 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A man convicted in the 1998 killing of a pregnant woman will receive a new trial after an appellate court concluded that the Orange County district attorney’s office failed to disclose pertinent information about a jailhouse informant, the latest fallout from a years-long controversy embroiling...

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Conservationists and tribes denounce U.S. plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered species list 24.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades.

That will begin to change next week.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species...

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Russia's answer to charges of meddling in U.S. elections: You're messing with ours, too 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When it comes to accusations that Russia hacked or otherwise interfered in last year’s U.S. presidential election, the Kremlin has consistently denied any involvement.

Now, some Russian officials are pointing the finger at Washington, saying it’s America that is meddling in Moscow’s domestic affairs....

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Biker in Mongols gang is arrested in fatal shooting of rival Hell Angels member 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Mongols motorcycle gang member is accused of fatally shooting a member of the Hells Angels biker gang last month in Riverside as part of an ongoing rivalry, authorities said.

Joshua Ryan Herbert, a 27-year-old Corona resident, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and attempted murder,...

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Conservationists, Indian tribes denounce U.S. plan to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from endangered species list 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park has been protected by the federal government for more than four decades.

That will begin to change next week.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke this week said the agency intends to remove grizzlies living in the Yellowstone area from Endangered Species...

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Wilshire Grand Center, tallest skyscraper in the West, debuts in downtown Los Angeles 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

At 1,100 feet and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, L.A.’s newest skyscraper is hard to miss.

With a sweeping sail of a roofline, it stands out by day among the flat tops of its tall rivals and is illuminated at night with an enveloping expanse of ever-changing colored lights.

But for...

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Statewide flex alert sends electricity prices skyrocketing. Did we need it? 24.6.2017 LA Times: Business

As record-setting temperatures surged into the triple digits in parts of California this week, the manager of the state’s electrical grid put out an urgent plea: Turn down the AC and conserve power to avoid rotating outages.

The two-day “flex alert” by the California Independent System Operator...

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Google takes 2 steps to protect user privacy 24.6.2017 LA Times: Business

Google announced two new steps to protect user privacy — moving to scrub personal medical records from search results and halting its long-standing policy of scanning emails to deliver targeted ads.

Previously, Google surveyed the contents of emails to provide personalized ads to users of its free...

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Dayton, GOP reach deal to fund Legislature until Oct. 1 24.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislative leaders said Friday they want money to continue flowing to the House and Senate while they argue in court over Dayton's earlier move to defund the Legislature.
Montgomery County has a lot to lose if Obamacare is repealed 24.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The jurisdiction has come a long way in increasing access and reducing costs.
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SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite Friday with a previously used first-stage booster and then landed the rocket on a floating sea platform, marking a repeat accomplishment for the company.

The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 35 minutes after launch.

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A lawyer's ignorance of immigration law shouldn't lead his client to deportation 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court struck a blow for common sense today in a decision that will let a non-citizen back out of a plea deal his lawyer persuaded him to take even though it set him up for deportation – the one thing he was trying to avoid.

Jae Lee was born in South Korea and moved with his family to...

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British proposal on citizens' rights after Brexit fails to impress European Union 24.6.2017 LA Times: Commentary

European Union leaders Friday were not impressed with British Prime Minister Theresa May's initial proposal to protect the rights of millions of citizens from different countries when Britain exits the bloc.

May’s offer to agree to residency, healthcare and other social benefits to citizens from...

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