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  • Producer Harvey Weinstein poses as he arrives for the amfAR's 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Credit: Alberto Pizzoli /AFP/Getty Images)

    Directors Guild Files Disciplinary Charges Against Harvey Weinstein

    The Directors Guild of America has filed disciplinary charges against member Harvey Weinstein, the organization announced Saturday. DGA President Thomas Schlamme said that the guild made the charges over a week ago, on Oct. 13. Typically, the DGA does not make public remarks about “internal union matters, but has decided to make an exception in this case,” according to a guild statement. The DGA released the news after its quarterly National Board of Directors meeting in New York City on Saturday. In […]

  • Scenes from inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Caution tape line the doors of the gunman's suite on the 32nd floor of the hotel.(Credit: Polaris Images)

    The Fate of Room No. 32135 at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Other Sites of Mass Shootings

    What should be done with the sites of mass shootings? For some grieving families, tearing down a building and replacing it with a memorial feels right. In other cases, people prefer no special marker. MGM Resorts announced Friday that it does not plan to rent out room No. 32135 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the perch from which Stephen Paddock shot and killed 58 people and injured more than 500. The company did not say what it plans to […]

  • F. Gary Gray attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'The Fate Of The Furious' at Radio City Music Hall on April 8, 2017 in New York City. (Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

    Threatening Messages From Marion ‘Suge’ Knight Left ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director Terrified, Records Show

    F. Gary Gray was standing on a South L.A. street, filming a scene for the N.W.A biopic “Straight Outta Compton,” when the acclaimed director received a phone call from one of the men depicted in the movie. Marion “Suge” Knight was on the other end of the line, and he was angry, according to testimony by detectives earlier this year. Knight, the Compton-born former rap mogul who founded Death Row Records, was furious about his depiction in the film and […]

  • Rachel Nguyen, right, and Joseph Orbeso are seen in photos posted to a fundraising page.

    Murder-Suicide of O.C. Couple Found in Joshua Tree National Park Brings Grief, Questions From Family and Friends

    Family and friends said they were stunned by revelations that a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park nearly three months ago died in a murder-suicide. Joseph Orbeso, 22, shot and killed his girlfriend, Rachel Nguyen, 20, and then turned the gun on himself, according to a release Friday from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin station. Investigators recovered a handgun at the scene, San Bernardino sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Orbeso and Nguyen were reported missing July […]

  • Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016. (Credit: Thearon W. Henderson / Getty Images)

    SoCal Lawmaker Plans to Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers Who Exercise Right to Free Speech

    A California lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would help protect workers from employer retribution for exercising their right to free speech. Sen. Henry Stern (D-Canoga Park) said Friday that the state should be a sanctuary for free speech, including the kind that some might find offensive. He said he will introduce a measure when the Legislature is back in session in January. “It doesn’t matter if you’re Ben Shapiro speaking at UC Berkeley, a brave female employee standing up to misogyny in her workplace through […]

  • The scene of the 1993 Westlake district apartment fire that left 10 dead. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

    Three Suspects Ordered to Stand Trial in 1993 Westlake Fire That Killed 10, Including 7 Children

    Three people suspected of igniting one of the city’s worst apartment fires — killing 10 people, seven of them children — must stand trial. A judge on Friday ordered gang members Ramiro Valerio, Joseph Monge and Johanna Lopez to go to trial, the Associated Press reported. They have pleaded not guilty to murder charges that could carry the death penalty. Authorities said the men were responsible for a 1993 blaze in Westlake, setting the fire as payback after a vigilant […]

  • Calif. Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, left, speaks to Martha Wilson, a customer of electronics retailer Curacao, before a news conference Friday in Los Angeles to announce a civil suit against Curacao. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    California AG Files Lawsuit Against Curacao, Accusing Electronics Retailer of Unlawful Business Practices

    Curacao, a Southern California electronics retailer that caters to Latinos, was accused of several unlawful business practices in a civil lawsuit filed by state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra. The practices harmed consumers and in some cases resulted in shoppers paying substantially more for products and services than advertised, Becerra alleged at a news conference Friday in Los Angeles. “They are taking advantage of people who work very hard, who don’t have very much money and who believe that they’ll get fair […]

  • Former advisor to President Donald Trump and executive chairman of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon, speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on Sept. 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Steve Bannon’s Speech to California GOP Convention in Anaheim Has Some Republicans Nervous

    The California Republican Party’s decision to invite right-wing provocateur and former presidential advisor Stephen K. Bannon to address its convention Friday created an unsettled concoction of excitement, dread and rubbernecking curiosity for GOP loyalists in the state. The keynote speech in Anaheim is scheduled less than a week after Bannon, who runs the far-right website Breitbart News, called for “a season of war” on the GOP establishment. The threat was aimed squarely at Republicans in Washington whom Bannon considers disloyal […]

  • President Trump discussed the White House petition for tax reform in a video posted to Twitter on Oct. 20, 2017.

    President Trump Launches Petition on White House Website in Support of Tax Reform

    President Trump urged voters to sign a White House petition supporting his tax reform proposal. The president’s appeal came in the form of a video shared Friday afternoon via Twitter. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to offer historic tax relief to the American people! Join me today: https://t.co/9czcJDbmVW pic.twitter.com/s3kXpvbYih — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2017 “What could possibly be more bipartisan than allowing families to keep more of what they earn and creating an environment for real job […]