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8 Killed in Miss. Shootings, Including Sheriff’s Deputy

May 29, 2017 |

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy, per the AP . “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey…
Newser

Mnuchin defends proposal to eliminate tax deduction that benefits Californians — including himself

May 2, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday stumped for the Trump administration tax plan rolled out last week — noting that he is for it even though one reform would hit his own wallet.

Saying that a simpler tax code and lower taxes will promote robust economic growth, Mnuchin defended the proposal…


L.A. Times – Business

U.K. Parliament Attacker Leaves 4 Dead, Including Police Officer

March 23, 2017 |

A suspected Islamist terrorist mowed down scores of pedestrians on a crowded bridge before crashing his car into railings near Parliament and stabbing a policeman, leaving four dead in an attack that struck at the heart of British democracy.
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Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as consumer habits change

March 20, 2017 |

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce…


L.A. Times – Business

Jordan Executes 15, Including Terrorists

March 4, 2017 |

Jordan on Saturday executed 10 men convicted in a series of bombings and shooting attacks since 2003 that killed a British tourist, an outspoken critic of Islamic extremism, and members of the Jordanian security forces, a government spokesman said. It was the largest round of executions in recent memory, and…
Newser

U.S. Reviews North Korea Options, Including Force

March 3, 2017 |

An internal White House review of strategy on North Korea includes the possibility of military force or regime change to blunt the country’s nuclear-weapons threat, people familiar with the process said.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Wells Fargo fires four executives, including former L.A. regional president, in aftermath of scandal

February 21, 2017 |

Wells Fargo & Co. announced Tuesday that it has terminated four executives in the aftermath of the scandal over accounts opened in customers’ names without their knowledge or consent.

It said its board agreed unanimously to discharge Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles regional president and current…


L.A. Times – Business