LOS ANGELES | Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

LOS ANGELES—January 15, 2019— Ivan Reitman is passing the Ghostbusters torch to his son. Four-time Oscar nominee Jason Reitman is set to direct a new installment in the Ghostbusters series for Sony Pictures set to come out in the summer of 2020. Reitman tweeted Tuesday night that he’s “finally got the keys to the car.” … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020

LOS ANGELES | Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

LOS ANGELES —January 15, 2019— Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers walked picket lines for a second day Tuesday, joined for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. “We need our educators back in our classrooms helping inspire our students,” said Unified … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Charter school educators back striking Los Angeles teachers

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: New partner for Mattek-Sands at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia—January 15, 2019— The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Bethanie Mattek-Sands lost her longtime doubles partner Lucie Safarova when the Czech player decided to retire at the end of last year. Together they won five Grand Slam doubles titles, including the Australian Open twice. So when Mattek-Sands … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: New partner for Mattek-Sands at Aussie Open

NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya: no more threat to public in hotel attack

NAIROBI, Kenya —January 15, 2019— The Latest on the attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Kenya’s interior ministry says “no further threat to the public exists” in the Nairobi hotel attack, and that civilians who had been “secured” in one building have been safely evacuated. A tweet early Wednesday … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | The Latest: Kenya: no more threat to public in hotel attack

DES MOINES, Iowa | After years of King’s remarks, why now for the GOP response?

DES MOINES, Iowa—January 15, 2019—Why now? Despite his seemingly endless string of racist comments and insults about immigrants, Iowa Rep. Steve King had the Republican Party’s backing through nine elections and GOP presidential contenders often lined up for his endorsement in the state’s lead-off caucuses. Now many of those same Republicans are turning their backs … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | After years of King’s remarks, why now for the GOP response?

SALEM, Ore | Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

SALEM, Ore. —January 15, 2019— Oregon’s two senators on Tuesday urged the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. The appeal by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley came after Congress legalized the production and sale … Continue reading SALEM, Ore | Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

LOS ANGELES | California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

LOS ANGELES —January 15, 2019— Authorities told residents to evacuate hundreds of Southern California homes in areas burned by wildfires as storms brought steady rainfall Tuesday and forced a rare blizzard warning for much of the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe in the northern part of the state. Mandatory or voluntary evacuations were ordered in … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | California storms bring mudslide fears, blizzard warning

ATLANTA | Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

ATLANTA —Jan 15, 2019— A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-speed security lines at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. The ongoing partial government shutdown is “uncharted territory” amid planning for one of the world’s biggest … Continue reading ATLANTA | Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’