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Ground Broken On New $1.6B Terminal At Los Angeles Airport

Ground Broken On New $1.6B Terminal At Los Angeles Airport
Construction has begun on a new $1.6 billion terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders helped break ground Monday on the Midfield Satellite Concourse. It will connect to the Tom Bradley International Terminal via an underground tunnel. The 750,000-square-foot terminal will include 12 gates and a new baggage system, as well as restaurants and shops. It's scheduled to be completed in 2019. Garcetti's office says construction of the ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 28 )

Officer Tried For Black Man's Death: I Need Public Defender

Officer Tried For Black Man's Death: I Need Public Defender
The former South Carolina police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop said he needs public help paying for his defense. Michael Slager said in court papers filed Friday that his family of five lives under the poverty line because he and his wife have been unemployed for long stretches of time. Slager said he has depended on financial help from family members since he was fired and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott after an ...
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Greenfield Recommends Cities Follow NYC Model for Securing Jewish Sites

Greenfield Recommends Cities Follow NYC Model for Securing Jewish Sites
Following a rash of threats against Jewish Community Centers throughout the United States and a general surge in anti-Semitic activity in 2017, NYC Councilman David Greenfield is urging local governments to follow New York's example in protecting religious institutions, and is even offering to travel to meet with officials in affected areas to offer his support and the technical expertise he gained in passing his own historic security law that protects religious schools in New York. As of ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 27 )

Jewish Centers Cope With Bomb Threats; Graves Vandalized

Jewish Centers Cope With Bomb Threats; Graves Vandalized
Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. No bombs were found. Many of the buildings were cleared by early Monday afternoon and had resumed normal operations. It was the fifth ...
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Man Accused Of Biting Victim's Face In Anti-Muslim Attack

Man Accused Of Biting Victim's Face In Anti-Muslim Attack
A Virginia man is accused of biting another man's face after making anti-Muslim slurs in a parking lot at a busy shopping mall late last year. Fairfax County police say in a statement that 35-year-old Robin McGreer was arrested Monday and charged with bias-related malicious bodily injury. Investigators say McGreer approached a 31-year-old man on Nov. 27 in the lot at Tysons Corner Center, started a conversation and threatened him with racial insults. The two started fighting and police ...
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Inauguration Day Protests Spur For Study Of Police Actions

Inauguration Day Protests Spur For Study Of Police Actions
The District of Columbia's police department should appoint an independent consultant to examine the actions of police on Inauguration Day, when more than 200 people were arrested and charged with rioting, the city's Police Complaints Board said in a report Monday. The recommendation was included in one of two reports released by the office that oversees police complaints and monitors police interaction with protesters. The first report covered Inauguration Day, when self-described ...
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AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided By Politics

AP-NORC Poll: US Teens Disillusioned, Divided By Politics
In the days after President Donald Trump's election, thousands of teenagers across the nation walked out of class in protest. Others rallied to his defense. It was an unusual show of political engagement from future voters who may alter America's political landscape in 2020 - or even in next year's midterm elections. Now, a new survey of children ages 13 to 17 conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research with the permission of their parents finds that ...
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Attorneys: 5 Automakers Knew Takata Air Bags Were Dangerous

Attorneys: 5 Automakers Knew Takata Air Bags Were Dangerous
Attorneys for people suing air bag maker Takata and five automakers say the car companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years because they were inexpensive. The allegations against Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Ford and BMW were made in a court filing Monday in Miami. The federal court there is handling pretrial evidence-gathering in dozens of lawsuits against Takata and the automakers. The filing says the allegations are partly based on auto company ...
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Flight Attendant Charged In Fake Bomb Threat Signs Plea Deal

Flight Attendant Charged In Fake Bomb Threat Signs Plea Deal
A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but he could still end up spending decades in prison. Justin Cox-Sever, 23, of Tempe, Arizona, is accused of making threats on a July 2015 flight from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Chicago, and on a September 2015 flight from Minneapolis to Dickinson, North Dakota. In the first incident, the plane had to turn around mid-flight. The second incident resulted in the ...
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House Intel Chair: Trump-Russia Ties Can't Become Witch Hunt

House Intel Chair: Trump-Russia Ties Can't Become Witch Hunt
House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes says Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign. "We just cannot go on a witch hunt," Nunes told reporters. The Trump administration has pushed back against reports that Trump aides were in contact with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. The White House asked ...
(2 opinions  |   February 27 )

At&t Is Cutting The Price Of Its Unlimited Data Plans

At&t Is Cutting The Price Of Its Unlimited Data Plans
The fight over which cellphone carrier has the best unlimited data offering isn't over. AT&T announced late Sunday that it is debuting two new unlimited plans this week - one, a no-frills option that tries to undercut its rivals on price; and the other, a more expensive plan with all the bells and whistles. Both plans will become available Thursday. The no-frills option, and how it stacks up The cheaper plan, Unlimited Choice, costs $60 per month for a single line (or $40 a line ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 27 )