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3 suspects wanted for robbing mother at Target in Los Angeles County

Authorities are searching for three suspects who robbed a mother and threatened to shoot her son at a Target store in Palmdale. The incident took place on Jan. 4 at a Target located on 47th Street East, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Three suspects entered the store and stole the victim's purse [...]

Dramatic video captures foreboding funnel cloud over Ventura County

Video captured a dramatic funnel cloud Tuesday over a portion of Ventura County. Spotted in a dark and foreboding sky at around 4 p.m., the funnel appears to be swirling over the top of structures near the foothills in Santa Paula.   Funnel clouds, according to the National Weather Service, are caused by “vertical [...]

Rancho Palos Verdes residents plead for help amid ongoing landslides

As local leaders in Rancho Palos Verdes call on Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a statewide emergency over shifting land in the seaside community, residents on Tuesday attended a city council meeting to plead for help. The city has already declared a local emergency due to an ongoing constant landslide that has destroyed homes, [...]

Pickaxe wielding thief targets school vending machines in Southern California

A vandal hacking away at vending machines with a pickaxe on school campuses in Santa Clarita has cost a local business owner more than $75,000 between money stolen from the machines and the cost of parts and repairs.   According to Lisa Burke, who owns and operates Santa Clarita Concessions, a company her father founded [...]

13 pit bulls euthanized after deadly mauling in Compton

All 13 pit bulls seized from a home in Compton where a man was fatally mauled last week have been euthanized, officials tell KTLA 5 News. The body of Dominic Cooper, 35, was found at his home on Thorson Avenue, just south of Rosecrans Avenue, at about 7 a.m. Friday morning, about 11 or 12 [...]

Riverside County pastor arrested for alleged child sex assault

A local pastor was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a child in Riverside County. The suspect was identified as David Helbling, 79, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. On Jan. 30, deputies responded to reports of a previous child sex assault that occurred at a property on the 23000 block of Hemlock [...]

Man found shot to death on San Fernando Valley sidewalk

Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death on a San Fernando Valley sidewalk Tuesday. The victim was identified as Jorge Ramos, 19, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Ethel Avenue in the Valley Glen neighborhood at around 1:28 [...]

California bill would require landlords to accept pets: Report

A new California bill would require landlords to accept pets. The bill, formally known as AB 2216, was introduced by Assemblymember Matt Haney (D- San Francisco) and is considered to be the first legislation of its kind in the nation. The bill is intended to “bar property owners from asking about pets on applications, prohibit [...]

Man convicted in 2017 killing of innocent bystander he believed was from rival gang

A man accused of shooting and killing a man he wrongly believed to be a rival gang member was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this week. Alexis Ascencion, 25, was on trial for the 2017 killing of 36-year-old Mariano Labra Ramos in Santa Ana, whom he shot near his home after mistakenly identifying him as [...]

Los Angeles woman arrested in Russia for treason

A Los Angeles resident accused of donating money to Ukraine has been arrested in Russia on suspicion of high treason. The woman was identified as 33-year-old Ksenia Karelina by her employer at the Ciel Spa in the SLS luxury hotel in Beverly Grove. Karelina was arrested by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) after allegedly donating [...]

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  • Rancho Palos Verdes residents plead for help amid ongoing landslides February 21, 2024
    As local leaders in Rancho Palos Verdes call on Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a statewide emergency over shifting land in the seaside community, residents on Tuesday attended a city council meeting to plead for help. The city has already declared a local emergency due to an ongoing constant landslide that has destroyed homes, […]
  • Man found shot to death on San Fernando Valley sidewalk February 21, 2024
    Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death on a San Fernando Valley sidewalk Tuesday. The victim was identified as Jorge Ramos, 19, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers responded to a shooting at the intersection of Vanowen Street and Ethel Avenue in the Valley Glen neighborhood at around 1:28 […]

Media

Sam Mendes to Direct Four Beatles Films

The Oscar-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes was given full rights to the band’s music and their life stories for the unusual quartet of films, planned for 2027. [...]

The New York Times Wins 3 Polk Awards

The Times was honored for its coverage of the Israel-Hamas war. And ProPublica won a prize for revealing the lavish gifts and luxury trips given to Justice Clarence Thomas. [...]

William Beecher, Who Revealed Secret Cambodia Bombing, Dies at 90

His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe. [...]

Tucker Carlson’s Lesson in the Perils of Giving Airtime to Vladimir Putin

The death of Aleksei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most vocal domestic opponent, prompted fresh criticism on Friday of the right-wing host’s recent interview with Vladimir Putin. [...]

Ross Gelbspan, Who Exposed Roots of Climate Change Deniers, Dies at 84

A longtime investigative journalist, he wrote books and articles that documented a campaign of disinformation intended to sow doubt about global warming. [...]

In Big Election Year, A.I.’s Architects Move Against Its Misuse

Anthropic, OpenAI, Google, Meta and other key developers are acting to prevent the technology from threatening democracies, even as their tools become more powerful. [...]

Chinese Influence Campaign Pushes Disunity Before U.S. Election, Study Says

A long-running network of accounts, known as Spamouflage, is using A.I.-generated images to amplify negative narratives involving the presidential race. [...]

Debra OConnell to Oversee News at Disney

Ms. OConnell, a longtime executive at Disney, will become the president of a newly created division that will include ABC News and the company’s local stations. [...]

Inspired by Time, he founded World magazine, covering politics, the arts and other subjects from a “God’s-eye” view. [...]

Grover Is Now a Reporter. Journalists Aren’t Optimistic.

Some human reporters predicted that the furry Muppet’s new gig would be short given the dire state of the news industry. [...]

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Alabama Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children, Raising Questions About Fertility Care

The ruling raises worrisome legal issues for would-be parents far beyond Alabama whose hopes for children may depend on in vitro fertilization. [...]

Old and Young, Talking Again

A society in which members of different generations do not interact “is a dangerous experiment,” said one researcher. [...]

More Young People Are on Multiple Psychiatric Drugs, Study Finds

Polypharmacy, a prescribing practice that some experts warn can be unsafe, is becoming more commonplace. [...]

Patients have filed eight lawsuits against CooperSurgical, a major fertility company, which has recalled the faulty product. [...]

The quiet withdrawal of a 2021 cancer study by Dr. Sam Yoon highlights scientific publishers’ lack of transparency around data problems. [...]

Abortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds

Researchers analyzed the experiences of more than 6,000 women and found the method to be 98 percent effective and safe for 99 percent of patients. [...]

Human cases are rare in the United States, but in some Western areas cats that hunt rodents can become infected — and even pass on the disease to their owners. [...]

US Agencies Start Inquiry Into Generic Drug Shortages

The F.T.C. and H.H.S. are examining the tactics of group purchasing organizations that generic industry executives say have led to scarce supplies of treatments like chemotherapy. [...]

Some Pregnant Women and Infants Received the Wrong R.S.V. Shots

Doctors and pharmacists seem to be confused by the guidelines. And the brand names aren’t helping. [...]

How Sleep Affects Your Mood: The Link Between Insomnia and Mental Health

Poor sleep can make anxiety, depression and other mental health issues worse. Here’s what to do about it. [...]

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Poison Frogs Have a Strange Behavior That Scientists Seek to Explain

Three studies have recently explored toe-tapping, which seems to have something to do with frogs preying on insects. [...]

About 8,200 years ago, in one of the last places settled by humans, prehistoric peoples began painting comblike designs as the climate shifted. [...]

SpaceX Launches Intuitive Machines Nova-C Moon Lander

A SpaceX rocket lifted the spacecraft, which was built by Intuitive Machines of Houston to carry cargo for NASA and other customers to the lunar surface. [...]

Some female birds, reptiles and other animals can make a baby on their own. But for mammals like us, eggs and sperm need each other. [...]

A married pair of researchers have “set the record straight” on the ancient history of smooching. [...]

An Asteroid Wiped Out Dinosaurs. Did It Help Birds Flourish?

Today’s birds began their evolution into more than 10,000 species long before the fateful collision, a new genetic study found. [...]

Maybe frog and fungi are friends. [...]

Are humans the only beings in the universe confronting global self-destruction? Or just the last ones standing? [...]

From Ancient Egypt, Death Masks Find an Afterlife

Archaeologists working in Saqqara recently unearthed three funerary masks at least 1,800 years old. [...]

Alabama Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children, Raising Questions About Fertility Care

The ruling raises worrisome legal issues for would-be parents far beyond Alabama whose hopes for children may depend on in vitro fertilization. [...]

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World of Tech

How to Make Your Digital Smartphone Photos Look Old

Retro-photography apps that mimic the appearance of analog film formats make your digital files seem like they’re from another era. [...]

Apple Vision Pro Review: First Headset Lacks Polish and Purpose

Billed as the future of computing, the $3,500 goggles can’t replace a laptop for work. At times, wearing them also made our columnist feel nauseated. [...]

Vision Pro Goggles Are Not Safe While Driving a Tesla, U.S. Says

Videos, many of them stunts or jokes, of people wearing Apple’s new virtual reality headset while driving Teslas in Autopilot mode prompted officials to issue warnings. [...]

Apple’s Vision Pro Headset Costs Closer to $4,600 With Necessary Add-Ons

The new headset teaches a valuable lesson about the cost of tech products: The upsells and add-ons will get you. [...]

The music-streaming platform’s new “daylist” feature serves users three personalized playlists a day, with titles ranging from quirky to bewildering. [...]

Making VR Headsets Cool Won’t Be Easy, Even for Apple

Starting with Google Glass, all have been plagued with the same issues, even as Apple plunges into the market with its Vision Pro. [...]

Walking and Using a Phone is Bad for Your Health

Hunching over a device can mess with your gait, slow you down and poison your mood. And that’s before you trip and fall. [...]

How to Cut Down Your Screen Time but Still Get Stuff Done

Google’s Routines and Apple’s Shortcuts combine multiple steps into one command to make your phone or tablet do more of the work for you. [...]

OpenAI Unveils App Store for Customized Versions of ChatGPT

People who subscribe to OpenAI’s ChatGPT Plus service will be able to browse the new store for tailored chatbots that perform different tasks. [...]

The best tech, from universal power charging to foldable phones, solved practical problems. But the worst tech, including self-driving cars and cryptocurrency, put us in harm’s way. [...]

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Automotive technology is playing a pivotal role in creating a more interconnected world where vehicles can seamlessly communicate with each other, to pedestrians and the infrastructure surrounding it. With matters [...]

Siri is a voice assistant that can help simplify and streamline business communications and workflows. Explore our Siri cheat sheet to learn about its capabilities and features and how to [...]

OpenAI’s Sora Generates Photorealistic Videos

Sora is in red teamers' and selected artists' hands for now, as OpenAI tries to prevent AI video from being used for misinformation or offensive content. [...]

In this TechRepublic exclusive, Forrester's CIO advises that the key to evaluating emerging technology is tying it to your organization's core business strategy. [...]

Government technology is changing the way we live, work and interact with our government and society at large. According to the World Economic Forum, govtech is poised to become the [...]

Get up and running with ChatGPT with this comprehensive cheat sheet. Learn everything from how to sign up for free to enterprise use cases, and start using ChatGPT quickly and [...]

The U.K. needs to improve its tech skills pipeline and support local efforts to drive digital transformation if the benefits of technology are to be shared across all regions of [...]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, a.k.a. Industry 4.0 or 4IR, refers to the ongoing inclusive and human-centric transformation of traditional industries by integrating modern technologies. This concept was popularized by Klaus [...]

The mixed public and private consortium will focus on safety, standards and skills-building for AI generally and generative AI in particular. [...]

Candy said that Australian organisations are deploying a range of artificial intelligence use cases, with scaling well and governance a focus for clients in 2024. [...]

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  • Apple’s Siri Cheat Sheet: How to Use Siri for Business February 19, 2024
    Siri is a voice assistant that can help simplify and streamline business communications and workflows. Explore our Siri cheat sheet to learn about its capabilities and features and how to use it.
  • Quick Glossary: Autotech February 19, 2024
    Automotive technology is playing a pivotal role in creating a more interconnected world where vehicles can seamlessly communicate with each other, to pedestrians and the infrastructure surrounding it. With matters accelerating in such a fashion, it pays to be in the driving seat when it comes to knowledge about the language of autotech. TechRepublic Premium’s […]
  • OpenAI’s Sora Generates Photorealistic Videos February 16, 2024
    Sora is in red teamers' and selected artists' hands for now, as OpenAI tries to prevent AI video from being used for misinformation or offensive content.
  • CIOs: Consider 3 Best Practices When Using Emerging Technology to Achieve Business Results February 15, 2024
    In this TechRepublic exclusive, Forrester's CIO advises that the key to evaluating emerging technology is tying it to your organization's core business strategy.
  • ChatGPT Cheat Sheet: A Complete Guide for 2024 February 14, 2024
    Get up and running with ChatGPT with this comprehensive cheat sheet. Learn everything from how to sign up for free to enterprise use cases, and start using ChatGPT quickly and effectively.

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In this video, we take you on an exciting journey through GPT Store. Let's explore 5 facts you must know about this innovative platform. [...]

Siri is a voice assistant that can help simplify and streamline business communications and workflows. Explore our Siri cheat sheet to learn about its capabilities and features and how to [...]

Learn how ChatGPT's conversational interface is capable of providing simplified solutions, smart insights, and an enhanced user experience. [...]

OpenAI’s Sora Generates Photorealistic Videos

Sora is in red teamers' and selected artists' hands for now, as OpenAI tries to prevent AI video from being used for misinformation or offensive content. [...]

Summarization digests and Einstein Copilot integration for Salesforce CRM are on the Slack roadmap. [...]

In this TechRepublic exclusive, Forrester's CIO advises that the key to evaluating emerging technology is tying it to your organization's core business strategy. [...]

Discover the most in-demand tech jobs and skills in the U.K, as well as the highest paying IT job. An expert offers insight into the outlook for IT jobs in [...]

Get up and running with ChatGPT with this comprehensive cheat sheet. Learn everything from how to sign up for free to enterprise use cases, and start using ChatGPT quickly and [...]

In this video, we dive into the top 5 features of this incredible smartphone, providing you with a comprehensive overview. [...]

The mixed public and private consortium will focus on safety, standards and skills-building for AI generally and generative AI in particular. [...]

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