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Widow dons Santa costume, puts on massive light display to fulfill wife’s dying wish

December 5, 2018 |

A real-life Santa decked out his home in 3,000 glittering Christmas lights to fulfill his wife’s dying wish – and sends letters to all the children who write to him.
FOX News

Trump in Cali: ‘I Think … Everybody’s Seen the Light’

November 18, 2018 |

From the ashes of a mobile home and RV park, President Donald Trump said Saturday he came to the heart of California’s killer wildfire to fully grasp the scale of the desolation wrought on the landscape, the AP reports. “We’re going to have to work quickly. … Hopefully this is going…
Newser

Astronomers Discover ‘Super-Earth’ 6 Light Years Away

November 15, 2018 |

Barnard’s Star, a red dwarf star located in a solar system about six light-years away from Earth, may have some company. Researchers of the “exoplanet-hunting” group Red Dots have detected a planet—some 3.2 times the Earth’s mass and very cold—orbiting the star, Smithsonian reports. Their findings were…
Newser

TSA gives green light to test new technology that can screen passengers from 25 feet away

November 3, 2018 |

The Transportation Security Administration has given the go-ahead to test technology that is designed to screen multiple airport passengers at the same time from a distance of up to 25 feet away.

The technology, described as “passive terahertz” screening, is one of several advances that the TSA…


L.A. Times – Business

After Grief, ‘Light in the Darkness’ for Bode and Morgan Miller

October 8, 2018 |

Four months ago, Bode and Morgan Miller were thrust into unimaginable grief when their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, drowned at a neighbor’s home . On Friday, however, the couple and their 3-year-old son, Nash, embraced what Today deems “a little light in the darkness.” Us Weekly reports that Morgan Miller, 31, who…
Newser

Cup of Coffee Provides Light Moment in Testimony

September 27, 2018 |

A light—and human—moment during the Christine Blasey Ford testimony Thursday: Before Ford delivered her opening statement, she made a request: “I anticipate needing some caffeine if that is available,” Ford said, per the Hill . When she finished her opening remarks, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Charles Grassley asked her…
Newser

Scientists Link Devices’ Blue Light to Serious Eye Trouble

August 10, 2018 |

Staring at your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen for hours on end may not only be fueling your online addiction—it could be wreaking havoc on your eyesight. So says a new study out of the University of Toledo, published in the Scientific Reports journal, and it’s all because of…
Newser

Stocks lose ground during short, light trading day; Tesla slumps

July 3, 2018 |

U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday following a swift sell-off in the final minutes of a shortened trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday.

The losses snapped a three-day winning streak for the stock market, wiping out modest gains from earlier in the day.

Technology companies and banks…


L.A. Times – Business

Amid G7 Tension, Trump Keeps It Light With Trudeau

June 9, 2018 |

Bruising for a fight, President Trump barreled into the Group of Seven summit Friday, seemingly ready to confront longtime US allies over a burgeoning trade dispute. Trump joined the leaders of major industrialized nations in the Canadian resort town of La Malbaie in Quebec after days of escalating conflict over…
Newser

Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas restaurants are closing in light of sexual misconduct allegations

May 27, 2018 |

Mario Batali’s three restaurants in Las Vegas will close July 27, a decision that comes as the New York Police Department conducts an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levied against the celebrity chef.

The news was announced to employees Friday morning by B&B Hospitality Group,…


L.A. Times – Business