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Sailor in Iconic Times Square Kiss Photo Dead at 95

February 18, 2019 |

The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died, the AP reports. George Mendonsa died two days before his 96th birthday. Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, told the Providence Journal Mendonsa fell and had a seizure Sunday at the assisted living…
Newser

Mexican ‘Roma’ actor denied visa three times, may miss Academy Awards

January 26, 2019 |

‘Roma’ actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martínez, who is from Mexico, may have to miss the Academy Awards, because his visa requests keep getting denied.
FOX News

Thanks, Shutdown: This Airport Has Worst Wait Times

January 23, 2019 |

With no end in sight to the government shutdown and TSA experiencing higher than normal absence rates , how are the security lines at airports? Not too bad, according to a press release from the agency that notes “national average wait times are within normal TSA times of 30 minutes for…
Newser

In Tribune Publishing shakeup, CEO and former Times executives leave

January 18, 2019 |

Tribune Publishing, after months of turmoil, has shaken up its leadership in a dramatic overhaul that further distances the company’s management from its former chairman, Michael Ferro.

The Chicago-based company announced late Thursday that Chief Executive Officer Justin Dearborn was stepping down…


L.A. Times – Business

What is Ryuk, the malware believed to have hit the Los Angeles Times?

January 2, 2019 |

Malware comes in many forms.

Bad links can lead to obnoxious adware that unleashes a plague of pop-ups. Nefarious attachments can hijack your processor for a bitcoin-mining botnet.

Ryuk, a malware program believed to have been used in an attack this weekend that hobbled newspapers nationwide, including…


L.A. Times – Business

Robin Thicke, Maria Menounos and more to turn out for Fox’s ‘New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square’

December 31, 2018 |

A slew of stars, from funny men to Grammy winners, will join hosts Steve Harvey and Maria Menounos for “Fox’s New Year’s Eve With Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square” on Monday.
FOX News

Lawsuit: Why Was Man Shot 59 Times?

December 29, 2018 |

A Georgia prosecutor is suing the US Department of Justice over its refusal to provide information about how officers shot 59 bullets into a schizophrenic college student, the AP reports. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said Friday that federal authorities have blocked his prosecutors from interviewing the officers who…
Newser

Alice Walker, New York Times Take Flak on Book Comments

December 18, 2018 |

The New York Times is standing by its Q&A with Pulitzer-winning author Alice Walker despite complaints about her comments on a book by an accused anti-Semite. The 74-year-old author of The Color Purple told the newspaper’s By the Book column that was she was currently reading David Icke’s And the…
Newser

Former L.A. Times publisher reportedly got $2.5 million after secretly recording his ex-boss Michael Ferro

December 13, 2018 |

The Los Angeles Times’ former publisher and editor, Davan Maharaj, reportedly received a $ 2.5-million settlement following his exit from Tribune Publishing Co. after revealing to a mediator he had recorded anti-Semitic comments allegedly made by the company’s largest shareholder, Michael Ferro.


L.A. Times – Business

Council backs historic status for just two L.A. Times buildings, clearing way for redevelopment

December 6, 2018 |

The Los Angeles City Council granted historic-cultural monument status to two former Los Angeles Times buildings in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday — rejecting a bid by preservationists to include a third structure standing in the path of a proposed real estate development.

The unanimous decision…


L.A. Times – Business