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All lanes of SB 405 Freeway closed at Burbank after multi-vehicle crash

Officials with the California Highway Patrol have issued a SigAlert for all southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Burbank Boulevard after a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday night. According to CHP officials, the accident was between a motorcycle and two other vehicles. Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the scene at [...]

Widow of slain El Monte police officer seeking $25 million from L.A. County District Attorney's Office

The widow a slain El Monte police sergeant has filed a $25 million legal claim against the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office alleging that the man who killed her husband should have been behind bars. Sgt. Michael Paredes, 42, and Officer Joseph Santana, 31 were fatally shot while responding to a stabbing investigation at… [...]

Storm will bring rain to Southern California; mudslides possible

After enjoying above-average temperatures through Thanksgiving weekend, rain is back in the forecast for Southern California. “Expect increasing cloud cover and rain to move into Ventura County and northern areas of Los Angeles County Wednesday afternoon,” said KTLA weather anchor Kirk Hawkins. “The precipitation expands to the entire Los Angeles area on Thursday and continues… [...]

This is the best California town to visit for Christmas

As the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are polished off and the calendar flips over to December, the Christmas season is about to be in full swing. If you're looking for a winter getaway (minus the snow) and hoping to stay in a quaint town out of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie, you won't have to… [...]

Sheriff: Girl abandoned at gas station in Mojave Desert after father beat mother to death

A 12-year-old girl was abandoned at a Shell gas station the Mojave National Preserve Friday night after her father fatally beat her mother, then hurt himself, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced. The girl walked into the store on Cima Road at about 11:45 p.m. and told employees that she needed help. When deputies… [...]

Authorities search for critically missing 15-year-old last seen in South Los Angeles

Authorities are searching for a 15-year-old boy who disappeared from South Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon. The missing teen, Jacarl Strong, was last seen in the 2100 block of West 107th Street around 4:03 p.m. according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Strong was spotted getting into a grey Tesla that arrived through Uber… [...]

Suspect sought after hiker sexually assaulted on Los Angeles trail

Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a hiker on a trail in the Santa Monica mountains. The female victim was hiking on a trail located in the 17000 block of Mulholland Drive around noontime when she was attacked, said Los Angeles Police. The incident happened on Nov. 21. As the victim… [...]

Los Angeles County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases

As Thanksgiving kicked off the season of gatherings, combined with colder weather and more people spending time indoors, experts say it’s not surprising that there’s been an uptick in cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. On Tuesday, officials with the county health department reported more than 2,300 new cases of COVID, with more [...]

'Serial rapist' who found victims on Instagram arrested, facing 16 charges: LASD

A man accused of raping a woman he met on social media last year is facing more than a dozen additional charges and authorities are describing him as a "serial rapist." Michael Watson Jr., 21, of Los Angeles, was arrested on Nov. 8 in the Antelope Valley. Watson became the subject of the investigation after… [...]

Fentanyl overdose deaths in Los Angeles County up 1,280% since 2016: Report

With the number of fentanyl-related deaths soaring in Los Angeles County, officials at all levels of local government announced a joint effort Tuesday to end the fentanyl crisis. According to a report released Tuesday by the L.A. County Department of Public Health, accidental fentanyl overdose deaths in the county skyrocketed by 1,280%, from 109 [...]

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  • All lanes of SB 405 Freeway closed at Burbank after multi-vehicle crash November 30, 2022
    Officials with the California Highway Patrol have issued a SigAlert for all southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway at Burbank Boulevard after a multi-vehicle accident Tuesday night. According to CHP officials, the accident was between a motorcycle and two other vehicles. Crews with the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the scene at […]
  • Santa Ana police dog dies of cancer November 30, 2022
    A police dog with the Santa Ana Police Department has died following a bout with cancer. The Police Department announced the passing of K-9 Aslan on Tuesday evening. Aslan was a member of the force for six years, partnering with Corporal S. Martinez, the Police Department said. The Police Department would regularly update the public […]

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Bob Iger, Acknowledging ‘Challenging Times,’ Meets With Disney Employees

At a town-hall meeting on Monday, Disney employees seemed overjoyed at the return of Mr. Iger, who replaced Bob Chapek as chief executive. [...]

Elon Musk Takes On Apple’s Power, Setting Up a Clash

In a series of tweets on Monday, Mr. Musk accused Apple of threatening to pull Twitter from its App Store and of trying to censor. [...]

Anderson Cooper Explores Grief and Loss in Deeply Personal Podcast

Over the eight episodes of “All There Is,” the CNN anchor digs into his own family traumas as well as those of others. [...]

The company agreed to some exclusive theatrical distribution for “Glass Onion” and “Matilda the Musical,” but it’s not clear exhibitors will get much more. [...]

AP Reporter Who Wrote on Russian Missile in Poland No Longer Works There

The NATO secretary general and Polish officials said the explosion was most likely caused by a Ukrainian air-defense missile that was fending off a Russian attack and went off course. [...]

After Swift Return, Iger Faces Disney’s Long-Term Challenges

Robert A. Iger had been gone from the company for less than a year, but he returns to a very different Disney. [...]

As Elon Musk Cuts Costs at Twitter, Some Bills Are Going Unpaid

Mr. Musk and his advisers are examining all types of expenses at Twitter. Some of the social media company’s vendors have gotten stiffed. [...]

On This Night, Brooke Gladstone Was One of Several Developing Stories

As Brooke Gladstone, the host and managing editor of “On the Media,” was honored at WNYC’s annual gala the day after the midterms, the developing news was rich with material… [...]

Bob Iger’s Return to Disney Shocks a Discontented Kingdom

After Bob Chapek, the departing chief executive, tried to put a sunny spin on a disastrous earnings report this month, senior Disney leaders began talking about resigning. [...]

What Elon Musk Is Doing to Twitter Is What He Did at Tesla and SpaceX

Firing people. Talking of bankruptcy. Telling workers to be “hard core.” Mr. Musk has repeatedly used those tactics at many of his companies. [...]

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Can This Man Stop Lying?

Christopher Massimine, whose compulsive lying derailed a promising career in theater, maintains that it’s a mental illness that has dogged him since childhood. [...]

Alzheimer’s Drug May Benefit Some Patients, New Data Shows

The drug, lecanemab, made by Eisai and Biogen, also carried risks of brain swelling and bleeding and should be studied further, a report of the findings said. [...]

One Step Closer to a Universal Flu Vaccine?

Scientists have tested in animals a vaccine that may protect against 20 strains of influenza, helping to prevent another pandemic. [...]

Mpox: WHO Renames Monkeypox Citing Racial Stigma

Health experts said the old nomenclature was imprecise, played into racist stereotypes and fueled stigmatization, making it harder to contain the most recent outbreaks. [...]

Organ Donations Rise Around Motorcycle Rallies

A new study suggests a link between the large gatherings and a slightly higher number of transplants after traffic crashes. [...]

One year after the variant’s discovery, virologists are still scrambling to keep up with Omicron’s rapid evolution. [...]

Flu and RSV Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals

An intense early flu season, coupled with a pediatric rise in respiratory illnesses, has left families frantically searching for medicines that are in short supply. [...]

Fauci Sees a Reduced Covid Threat This Winter

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci said the administration was optimistic that “we’re not going to see a repeat of what we saw last year,” when the Omicron variant swept through the… [...]

Which to Choose: Medicare or Medicare Advantage?

Open enrollment for Medicare plans ends Dec. 7. Here’s what you need to know about shopping for them. [...]

Michael Pertschuk, Antismoking and Auto Safety Crusader, Dies at 89

As an obscure but muscular congressional staffer and chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, he helped usher into law a raft of consumer protections. [...]

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Science

China Launches Astronauts to Tiangong Space Station: Video and Updates

After decades of military secrecy, Chinese officials opened their desert rocket launch center to a handful of visitors and called for international cooperation in space. [...]

Video: Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, World’s Largest Active Volcano, Erupts

No evacuation orders were issued, but officials advised residents to review their preparedness plans. The volcano last erupted in 1984. [...]

Meet the Mice Who Make the Forest

Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals. [...]

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Barn? To Sign Up for the Scientific Study.

A farm sanctuary in New York is investigating the inner lives of cows, pigs and chickens — but only if they volunteer. [...]

NASA Artemis Moon Mission Completes Flyby With Orion Spacecraft

The uncrewed Orion capsule, part of the Artemis I mission, flew within 81 miles of the lunar surface as it headed into the next stage of its journey. [...]

It’s Official: The Leap Second Will Be Retired (a Decade from Now)

On Friday, an international vote was taken to ditch the leap second, a technical fudge that has caused headaches since its inception 50 years ago. [...]

The Mysterious Comets That Hide in the Asteroid Belt

Comets normally fly in from the far reaches of space. Yet astronomers have found them seemingly misplaced in the asteroid belt. Why are they there? [...]

Fireball Flashes Above Ontario and Parts of the U.S.

The bright meteor was the sixth object detected in space before striking Earth, the European Space Agency said. [...]

The Surprising Afterlife of Unwanted Atom Bombs

The Biden administration has called for the retirement of the B83 superweapon, but nuclear experts say its most destructive parts will live on indefinitely in one form or another. [...]

Alzheimer’s Drug May Benefit Some Patients, New Data Shows

The drug, lecanemab, made by Eisai and Biogen, also carried risks of brain swelling and bleeding and should be studied further, a report of the findings said. [...]

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World of Tech

How to Make the Most of E-Books, and Find Free Ones

Even if you still love printed books, the digital option lets you put an entire library in your bag, just in time for holiday travel and vacation. [...]

Worried About Your Twitter Account? Here’s What to Do

Don’t delete your account just yet. Elon Musk’s takeover can teach us valuable lessons about our relationship with social networks. [...]

Smartphones Are Like Cars. So Why Don’t We Maintain Them?

Regularly replacing our phones takes a toll on our wallets and the environment. We should instead take care of them as we do our cars. [...]

What Is Mastodon and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

Since Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, some of its users have migrated to Mastodon, an alternative social platform. [...]

Want to fight fair? Some couples advocate taking it to the texts. [...]

Personal Tech Has Changed. So Must Our Coverage of It.

Our tech problems have become more complex, so we are rebooting the Tech Fix column to focus on the societal implications of the tech we use. [...]

Security Cameras Make Us Feel Safe, but Are They Worth the Invasion?

Internet cameras like Amazon’s Ring come at a high cost to our privacy. [...]

Instead of streaming a new TV show or movie, some Roku users are in it for the screen saver. [...]

Securing Your Twitter Account: What to Know

After Elon Musk took over, some Twitter users wondered if they should take additional measures to protect their accounts — or even delete them. [...]

The Latecomer’s Guide to TikTok

TikTok has become massively influential. We’re here to help you understand how it all works. [...]

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This eBook discusses if, and to what degree, an organization’s adoption of a strong cyber-resiliency strategy is correlated with IT predictability, business innovation, and success. These relationships will be uncovered… [...]

This holiday season, expect to see it all. In addition to online shopping, consumers will dip their toes into spending in the metaverse along with a return to stores. The… [...]

Despite the hype, when it comes to the metaverse — some say it's the evolution of the internet — there really is no there there. The post Best uses of… [...]

Quantum computing is far from being a mature technology, but now is the time to pencil it into IT strategic roadmaps. The post Quantum computing: Should it be on IT’s… [...]

The UK’s mid-market businesses have experienced unprecedented disruption. Amid the tough macro-economic conditions, technology alone cannot alleviate the disruption. But for business leaders looking at every penny and potential route… [...]

With remote work the norm for many of us, it may be time to consider upping your video call game with a webcam with AI. The post Lumina 4K vs.… [...]

Keeping up with the latest in technological innovations requires a persistent pursuit of knowledge and understanding. The twenty-five concepts defined in this quick glossary will help you better understand hybrid… [...]

This eBook discusses if, and to what degree, an organization’s adoption of a strong cyber-resiliency strategy is correlated with IT predictability, business innovation, and success. These relationships will be uncovered… [...]

Also including blockchain-related projects in the ban, SourceHut's creator said the technology is associated with fraudulent activities and high-risk investments. The post Open-source repository SourceHut to remove all cryptocurrency-related projects… [...]

Universities and research labs are rising to meet numerous scientific challenges of our time, while meeting the needs of modern education, including remote teaching, personalized learning and engaging students in… [...]

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  • ESG: How to Build a Cyber-resilient Business Ready to Innovate and Thrive November 25, 2022
    This eBook discusses if, and to what degree, an organization’s adoption of a strong cyber-resiliency strategy is correlated with IT predictability, business innovation, and success. These relationships will be uncovered based on peer-based data. When you read this eBook, you will: Understand how we define and measure cyber resiliency and where your organization stands today. […]
  • The rise of metaverse shopping November 21, 2022
    This holiday season, expect to see it all. In addition to online shopping, consumers will dip their toes into spending in the metaverse along with a return to stores. The post The rise of metaverse shopping appeared first on TechRepublic.
  • Best uses of the metaverse for business November 18, 2022
    Despite the hype, when it comes to the metaverse — some say it's the evolution of the internet — there really is no there there. The post Best uses of the metaverse for business appeared first on TechRepublic.
  • Quantum computing: Should it be on IT’s strategic roadmap? November 18, 2022
    Quantum computing is far from being a mature technology, but now is the time to pencil it into IT strategic roadmaps. The post Quantum computing: Should it be on IT’s strategic roadmap? appeared first on TechRepublic.
  • How mid-market businesses are overcoming today’s biggest challenges November 17, 2022
    The UK’s mid-market businesses have experienced unprecedented disruption. Amid the tough macro-economic conditions, technology alone cannot alleviate the disruption. But for business leaders looking at every penny and potential route to growth, it can at the very least have an impact in aggregating marginal gains. The right data analytics capabilities, for example, can rapidly identify […]

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TechRepublic Premium content helps you solve your toughest IT issues and jump-start your career or next project. The post TechRepublic Premium editorial calendar: IT policies, checklists, toolkits and research for… [...]

Automation is impacting every industry, requiring businesses to seek out experts in a variety of fields. These TechRepublic Premium hiring kits showcase four up and coming automation-focused careers. The post… [...]

Microsoft is bringing AI assistance to its Power Platform, adding OpenAI’s Codex and its own PROSE. The post How to build flows in Microsoft’s Power Automate with AI to speed… [...]

The company’s products seek to address real-time data transport, edge data collection instruments. The post NVIDIA unveils supercomputing and edge products at SC22 appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

With remote work the norm for many of us, it may be time to consider upping your video call game with a webcam with AI. The post Lumina 4K vs.… [...]

Take a journey through its history, examples, potential downsides, the vendor space and beyond. The post Exploring the principles of ambient computing appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

Workers who derive at least moderate value from AI technology are more likely to be satisfied in their jobs, according to new MIT/Boston Consulting Group Research. The post Organizations are… [...]

The Speechnow application helps you create compelling content in almost any language. The post This realistic text-to-speech tool is 98% off today appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

Get a lifetime subscription to the VidTags video marketing service on sale for less than $80. The post A better video marketing strategy starts with VidTags appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

This text-to-speech synthesizer is now offering 90% off on a lifetime subscription. The post Turn any text into speech with TexTalky appeared first on TechRepublic. [...]

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