Carrie Fisher

Denver finds a simple and innovative way to help the homeless — wash their clothes

The big green and white truck hummed gently as a dozen washers and dryers on board sloshed and spun through their cycles. Every few minutes someone dropped off a bag of dirty clothes.<p>“We are now averaging about 300 pounds of laundry per outing,” said Marcus Harris. “Sometimes clients bring in 10 …

Karen Handel

GOP's Obamacare repeal bills threaten huge disruptions across the healthcare system

Congressional Republicans, who for years blasted the Affordable Care Act for disrupting Americans’ healthcare, are now pushing changes that threaten to not only strip health coverage from millions, but also upend insurance markets, cripple state budgets and drive medical clinics and hospitals to …

Health Care

‘Bright Lights’ Directors On Unique, Iconic Show Biz Relationship

Pulling double duty this year as an Emmy contender for two equally powerful and entirely different documentaries—including NatGeo’s climate change …

Entertainment

Chinese authorities put the brakes on a surge in live streaming

It’s becoming a common refrain.<p>A new social networking technology takes China by storm. Its users outsmart the censors, ushering in an era of relative freedom. And then, almost inevitably, the Communist Party begins to feel threatened and shuts it down.<p>Thus is the story of live-streaming apps. In …

China

Police commissioner calls for inspector general to investigate LAPD's troubled cadet program

The president of the civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department said he will direct the LAPD’s watchdog to review its cadet program, the latest inquiry stemming from a series of disturbing allegations involving the long-championed youth program.<p>Matt Johnson, the head of the …

Policing

100 die in Pakistan as oil truck flips and flames engulf residents who'd come for leaking fuel

A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil truck overturned and burst into flames Sunday.<p>After the truck flipped, the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel.<p>Another 50 people have been seriously injured.<p>Dr. …

Karen Handel

Carrie Fisher’s daughter speaks up over her mother’s autopsy report

Carrie Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd has spoken out about the coroner’s report into her mother’s death.<p>Last week a coroner ruled that the Star Wars …

Celebrity News (UK)

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

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.<p>The two-day flex alert by the California Independent System Operator drew …

California

Lucasfilm Artist Creates A Wonderful Tribute To Carrie Fisher

Joe Corroney has worked for pretty much everyone in the comics industry, and that includes creating <i>Star Wars</i> art for Disney and Lucasfilm. So he was …

Star Wars

Star Wars 9 Will 'Honor' Carrie Fisher

<i>Star Wars: Episode IX</i> director Colin Trevorrow promises that his sequel trilogy finale will pay the ultimate respect to the late great Carrie Fisher, …

Star Wars

Celebrity Scoop: the Beybies are Here, BiP is Back More of the Biggest News from Hollywood

Whose family has grown and who is hoping to add (at least) one more? Here’s all the intel on everything you missed from Hollywood’s hottest stars …

What pop culture’s mavericks can teach you about being awesome

We can’t all write hits like Bowie or play guitar like Prince, but Phil Beadle reckons pop culture’s late, great rule-breakers still have a thing or …

Music

Emma Straub: By the Book

<i>The author of “Modern Lovers” keeps her youth on a shelf: “There are books I loved in my teens and 20s that I would not love now, but it’s still nice to see them there, as a reminder of a person I used to be.”</i><p><b>What books are currently on your night stand?</b><p>Tom Perrotta’s “Mrs. Fletcher,” which I’ve …

Books

Winning a Posthumous Emmy Is Not as Easy as You Might Think

In February, David Bowie's album <i>Blackstar</i>, which was released two days before his January 2016 death, won all five Grammys for which it was …

Entertainment

Arianna Huffington Uses Carrie Fisher’s Death For Self-Promotion, Ignores Addiction

Arianna Huffington rarely misses a chance to tout her business projects. Now she thinks the death of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is a good …

Lifestyle

Arrow Season 5 Finale May Have 'Other Consequences' Than Death

Following the shocking season 5 finale of <b>Arrow</b>, death may not be the worst thing the characters face moving forward. The Arrowverse is no stranger to …

Superheroes

Rebel Wilson promises to give away cash from defamation win

Rebel Wilson has promised to give away any money she receives from her successful lawsuit against magazine publisher Bauer Media.<p>The actress's …

Entertainment

Carrie Fisher's Brother Reacts to Autopsy Report: It’s ‘No News’ That She Did Drugs

Autopsy results showing <b>Carrie Fisher</b> used drugs before her death sadly came as no shock to her closest family members.<p>The L.A. County coroner’s …

Celebrity Gossip

The Conversation We Should Be Having About Carrie Fisher’s Death

This Is The Conversation We Should Be Having About Carrie Fisher’s Deathcourtesy of wikipediaAssigning a binary of good and bad to sober/not sober …

Women's News

The General Queen: Carrie Fisher Lost The War - GeekMom

Earlier this week, the internet began buzzing with the news that Carrie Fisher’s autopsy showed drugs in her system.<p>Surprising no fan of hers …

Mental Disorders

From the Archives: Door-to-door with Jane Fonda

Crime was one of the issues, and while canvassing a neighborhood, Fonda found this woman unwilling to open all of her door.<p>In a May 3, 1982, story, Times staff writer Robert W. Stewart reported:<p><i>Fonda's name and face are recognized almost everywhere. Her personal and professional ties permeate the</i> …

Jane Fonda

Ahead of Jared Kushner's visit to help broker peace, Israel touts new settlement

Israeli jackhammers broke ground on a new Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Tuesday, just one day before President Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner joins talks in Jerusalem and Ramallah aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.<p>Kushner’s arrival to participate in a round of shuttle …

Israel

In the Trump Era, Republicans 4, Democrats 0

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today.<p>TOP STORIES<p>In Georgia, Torrential Rains and a GOP Win<p>The most expensive congressional race in American history came to an end Tuesday with Republican Karen Handel defeating Democrat …

Jon Ossoff

The DWP's biggest union is in line to get six raises by 2021

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who campaigned four years ago as someone who would stand up for Department of Water and Power ratepayers, is pushing a proposal to give six raises within five years to more than 9,000 workers at the utility.<p>The salary agreement, backed Tuesday by Garcetti’s …

Eric Garcetti

Amid an Opioid Crisis, Details of Carrie Fisher’s Death Remind Us How Women Are Vulnerable

Fans the world over were devastated when <i>Star Wars</i> actress Carrie Fisher died suddenly in December 2016. An autopsy report, made public on Monday, revealed that the 60-year-old actress had a number of drugs in her system at the time she died, including cocaine, ecstasy, and opiates. It’s unclear …

Addiction

Top Stories: Otto Warmbier, Georgia Election, Carrie Fisher

Good morning. These are today’s top stories:<p>U.S. student dies after release from North Korea<p>Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was …

Otto Warmbier

Sleep Apnea Affects A Fourth Of Those Over 60. Now It's Listed As A Cause Of Carrie Fisher's Death

An autopsy report has revealed that actress and writer Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea, along with other factors, The Los Angeles Times and other outlets reported. The medical examiner also listed atherosclerotic heart disease and drug use as “other conditions.” Cocaine, methadone, MDMA …

Sleep Apnea

What Carrie Fisher’s death can teach us about addiction

Carrie Fisher had multiple drugs in her system when she died after suffering a heart attack in December, <i>People</i> reported today, including heroin, …

Mental Disorders

Details revealed from Carrie Fisher's autopsy report

The report shows that the "Star Wars" actress had cocaine, heroin and ecstasy in her system when she died; her daughter said she openly struggled …

Mental Disorders

Carrie Fisher and the Dark Side of Mental Illness

Carrie Fisher’s autopsy reports were released this week, revealing that at the time of her death she had a cocktail of numerous illicit and …

Mental Disorders