SACRAMENTO, Calif. —January 15, 2019— Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said this week it will file for bankruptcy, raising concern that rates for electricity and gas will rise and victims of California wildfires who are suing the nation’s largest utility won’t get all the money they may be owed. Here are some key things to … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits
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 —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—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 —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—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. —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 —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