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DOJ Appeal of Time Warner Deal ‘Changes Nothing,’ Says AT&T CEO

July 13, 2018 |

AT&T chief Randall Stephenson said his company won’t alter its plans for running Time Warner’s media assets despite a Justice Department appeal.
WSJ.com: US Business

Palestinians seek UN vote blaming Israel; US wants changes

June 13, 2018 |

The Palestinians and their supporters are asking an emergency meeting of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday to adopt a resolution deploring what it calls Israel’s “excessive use of force,” particularly in Gaza.
FOX News

Fairplex plan outlines low event prices, green belt, other changes to draw more locals

June 2, 2018 |

In hopes of boosting attendance and improving neighborhood relations, the home of the Los Angeles County Fair has released a strategic plan promising lower entrance prices, more music and food events and a green belt with a bike path, among other changes.

The 58-page strategic plan, released Friday,…


L.A. Times – Business

Family Grieves as Border Patrol Changes Shooting Account

May 28, 2018 |

The Guatemalan family of a young woman killed by a Border Patrol agent says they want justice—but the events leading to her death aren’t totally clear, NBC News reports. “Why did they do this to her?” the mother of Claudia Patricia Gómez González, 19, tells Telemundo between sobs. “They…
Newser

Mexico Changes Story on Two Cyclists Found in Ravine

May 13, 2018 |

Two European cyclists found dead in Mexico may not have died by accident after all, the BBC reports. Turns out that Krzysztof Chmielewski, from Poland, and Holger Hagenbusch, from Germany—who were found in southern Mexico in late April and early May—probably didn’t just fall from a narrow path…
Newser

Big Changes Coming to Gmail Starting Today

April 25, 2018 |

Big changes are being rolled out at Gmail starting Wednesday. Washington Post tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler got to try the new Gmail out early, and says that while he was initially annoyed at some of the “cutesy” changes like rounded buttons and a new font, he was on board…
Newser

Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

April 20, 2018 |

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.
FOX News

Fewer ballgames, more steak dinners: Corporate entertaining changes after tax deduction goes away

April 14, 2018 |

In Darryl Jacobs’ line of work, it’s a tough year to be a sports fan.

It has nothing to do with the performance of the tax attorney’s favorite teams. Instead, a tax code change that strips away a popular business-entertainment deduction has cut into his ability to hobnob with clients at sporting…


L.A. Times – Business

Parkland Students Want These 5 Gun-Law Changes

March 24, 2018 |

As hundreds of thousands march Saturday in cities around the US in support of gun control, the editorial staff of the Eagle Eye —the school newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 people were killed in a shooting in February—are pushing nine changes to fight…
Newser

Walgreens changes restroom policy after customer says a Hollywood store discriminated against her

February 7, 2018 |

The Walgreens drugstore chain has adopted a companywide policy that allows people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity after a customer said she was discriminated against at a Hollywood store.

Jessie Meehan, who is not transgender, said she asked to use the restroom at…


L.A. Times – Business