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Trump’s pick for health secretary makes clear he’s totally the wrong guy for the job

January 12, 2018 |

Watching Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for health secretary, testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week, I realized he’s more impressive than I’d previously thought.

Unlike Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Azar isn’t alarmingly ignorant about the department he’d run. Unlike Scott…


L.A. Times – Business

The Weather and Roads Were Clear. Then, a NYE Tragedy

January 1, 2018 |

A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 11 other people on New Year’s Eve in rural Utah, state troopers said Monday. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70, west of the city…
Newser

California Inc.: The roads should be clear this holiday weekend (just kidding)

November 20, 2017 |

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I’m Business columnist David Lazarus, and here’s a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Good times in the Golden State: We learned Friday that California added 31,700 net jobs


L.A. Times – Business

China Unveils New Leadership With No Clear Successor to Xi

October 25, 2017 |

After China’s Communist Party granted President Xi Jinping authority on a par with Chairman Mao, it revealed its leadership for the next five years—with no obvious candidate to succeed the paramount leader.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Judge Refuses to Clear Arpaio’s Name Despite Pardon

October 21, 2017 |

The judge in former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s now-pardoned criminal case has refused the his request to throw out all rulings in the case, including a blistering decision that explained her reasoning in finding him guilty of a crime, the AP reports. The request denied Thursday by US District Judge Susan…
Newser

TMZ

Courtney Love Warned Actresses in 2005 to Stay Clear of Harvey Weinstein (UPDATE)

October 14, 2017 |

11:45 AM PT – Courtney has responded to our story, saying … “Although I wasn’t one of his victims, I was eternally banned by CAA for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein.” More proof of the biggest lie in Hollywood … that no one knew…

TMZ.com

CNN

New Zealand coalition efforts intensify after final results give no clear winner

October 7, 2017 |

Coalition talks in New Zealand entered a new phase Saturday after official final election results narrowed the gap between the two leading parties.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Warriors: Trump ‘Made It Clear We Are Not Invited’

September 24, 2017 |

The Golden State Warriors appear to be good with skipping a victory lap at the White House in wake of President Trump’s war of words with Steph Curry, the NBA, and the NFL, reports CNN . “While we intended to meet as a team at the first opportunity we had this…
Newser

It’s Becoming Clear: Facebook Gave Presidency to Trump

September 8, 2017 |

The idea that Facebook helped Donald Trump become president—an idea once dismissed by Mark Zuckerberg as “pretty crazy”—now looks anything but, writes media columnist Margaret Sullivan at the Washington Post . With the latest revelation that Facebook sold ads to a Russian “troll farm,” it’s becoming ever clearer that…
Newser