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Police shoot, injure man in Brentwood

Bay Area cities with highest incidents of violent crime<p>Bay Area cities with lowest incidents of violent crime<p>Police shot and injured a man in a car that struck a home in Brentwood, officials said Saturday.<p>A police officer was near the 500 block of Birchwood Road when the incident took place around …

Crime

Woman raped by Roman Polanski asks for 'mercy' to end case

<b>A woman who was raped by the film director Roman Polanski when she was 13 years old has asked a Los Angeles court to end the case against him.</b><p>"I would implore you to do this for me, out of mercy for myself," Samantha Geimer told the court.<p>Ms Geimer had previously said she had forgiven the filmmaker …

Novartis has assets to sell, investors wary of what it might buy | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - As Novartis (NOVN.S) considers asset sales that could raise $50 billion, investors are worried any cash raised may give the Swiss drugmaker firepower for another unsuccessful megadeal.<p>FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is seen at its headquarters in Basel, …

The slow, steady criminalization of dissent under Trump

The charges against the inauguration protesters were brought by the District of Columbia’s federal prosecutor, Channing Phillips. What made these …

A Whistle-Blower Tells of Health Insurers Bilking Medicare

When Medicare was facing an impossible $13 trillion funding gap, Congress opted for a bold fix: It handed over part of the program to insurance companies, expecting them to provide better care at a lower cost. The new program was named Medicare Advantage.<p>Nearly 15 years later, a third of all …

Health Care

Passengers get into fistfight aboard Southwest flight

<b>Los Angeles (CNN) —</b> Another flight, another fight.<p>This one happened aboard a Southwest plane shortly after it landed in Burbank, California. It's the latest example of rage erupting on board over any number of issues, from canceled flights to seat disputes to apparent misunderstandings. And like …

Airplanes

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Consciousness

Wine Guy: Exploring B.C.’s bottled diversity

The recent, successful showing of local wines at last month’s Vancouver International Wine Festival really showcased British Columbia’s wine …

Things to do in Buffalo: March 5

<b>"The Edgar Allan Poe Show."</b> 2 p.m. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Starry Night Theatre production of Poe's tales include "The …

Top 10

Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care

Technology is changing every industry in significant ways. To help frame how, I’m starting a new series discussing top trends in various markets. First up: health care.<p>No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart …

Digital Health

Trump and Russia: What the fallout could be

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump's Russia problems seem to be getting worse by the week -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump official to be found within a murky web of ties and contacts to Russia.<p>But the communications between key Trump aides and Moscow officials …

Donald Trump

AP FACT CHECK: Trump jumps the gun on NATO, jobs claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump boasted in his speech to Congress that new money "is pouring in" from NATO partners, which it isn't. He also …

Health Care

Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue.<p>The Colorado Department …

Dutch Speed Trader Hasn't Lost Money in ETFs Since 2014

Algorithmic trading firm Flow Traders NV has racked up 31 months without a single day of losses, making the Dutch company one of the big winners from …

Melinda Gates on Taking Risks With Warren Buffett's Money

Ten years ago Warren Buffett pledged $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda Gates, co-chair of the foundation, discusses …

Verizon - Undervalued Once Again

The company missed earnings, and has had recent troubles with its Yahoo acquisition and labor relationships.<p>Investors are punishing the stock with a …

Investing

Discovery of Time Crystals Could Radically Change Our Understanding of the Space-Time Continuum

Consider a structure that moves not in space but time, crystals that change shape and move perpetually without energy, and always return to their …

Demonstrators protest Dana Farber fund-raiser at Mar-a-Lago

More than 100 demonstrators who object to President Trump’s immigration order gathered Saturday afternoon to protest plans by the Dana-Farber Cancer …

3 Reasons Trump EPA Pick Can't Be Trusted With Climate Science

By Scott Weaver<p>As a climate scientist I've been trained to base my conclusions strictly on scientific evidence and not on politics. This is why I …

How to Invest: When You’re Just Getting Started

By<p>Feb. 9, 2017 4:47 p.m. ET<p>Wall Street has an odd way of trying to get your business. The dizzying array of investment choices, mind-numbing jargon, …

Investing

Former Major General Demoted in Retirement for Using Credit Card at Strip Clubs

A one-time three-star general will be demoted and retire as a brigadier general, the Army confirmed Thursday after he used a government credit card to pay for bills at strip clubs in Rome and South Korea.<p>Cynthia Smith, a spokeswoman for the Army, said the Pentagon's inspector general was able to …

Military

Trump traveling to Wisconsin for speech on economy

President Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech on the economy in Milwaukee on Thursday.<p>The White House confirmed the planned visit on Monday, which comes two weeks into Trump's presidency. His last trip to Wisconsin was in December as part of his victory tour.<p>Trump is making the stop amid …

How to eat breakfast like a Weltmeister in Germany

Germans certainly don't skimp on breakfast - especially not on the weekend - and bread is the most important ingredient. DW's Kate Müser finds out …

Bangalore police chief: no evidence of 'mass molestation'

The chief of police in Bangalore has said there is no evidence a “mass molestation” took place in the south Indian city on New Year’s Eve.<p>Indians have been angered by reports that women in the city centre were sexually harassed and assaulted on Saturday evening. Six men were arrested on Wednesday …

Crime

Bras Inspired by Architecture Provide True Support for Women

Trusst Lingerie brings digitally-fabricated relief to fuller busted women<p>In this digitally assisted, rapid prototyping-happy moment, it's easy to …

A complete list of the L.A. Times' 2016 endorsements

Polls open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Some of the following recommendations appear on ballots in only some voting districts. Most appear on every ballot in Los Angeles, and many appear throughout California.<p>PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS<p>LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICES<p>SUPERIOR COURT<p>STATE …

Giant Donald Trump Effigy Burned at UK Bonfire

A 36-foot model of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton's head was burned during annual bonfire celebrations in a British town on Saturday night.<p>The Edenbridge Bonfire Society selects a public figure each year and organizers say the U.S. presidential candidate was the overwhelming choice for this …

Donald Trump

How do I tell my child they have cancer?

<b>Singer Michael Buble and his actress wife Luisana Lopilato have revealed their three-year-old son has cancer. The couple said they were dropping all work commitments. But how do other parents facing this devastating news go about telling their child?</b><p>Each year, 1,691 children in the UK are diagnosed …

ISIS' latest propaganda video signals the terrorist organization is beginning to weaken

If you want to know how the Islamic State group is doing, you don't have to follow the Mosul offensive.<p>Just take a look at the recent output of the terrorist organization's propaganda machine.<p>A 34-minute audio recording from Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released Thursday— the first …

Mexico's Government Is Working on a Trump Contingency Plan

Financial leaders in Mexico anticipating the prospect of volatility in their markets or a slump in trade following the result of the U.S. …