Four grand jury indictments and a criminal complaint allege unjustified beatings of jail inmates and visitors at downtown
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The Orange County Transportation Authority is set to vote on a plan to add toll lanes on the 405 freeway.
The OCTA board is considering multiple ways to implement potential toll lanes.
The Los Angeles Times reports every city along the 405 freeway in Orange County oppose the plan and Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor plans to use state law as a way to block the toll lanes from being approved.
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(NEWSER) – It turns out 21% of working-age adults are rich for at least a year by the time they turn 60. That proportion has more than doubled since 1979, and it's an income group the AP calls America's fastest-growing, based on take-home pay. Made up largely of older professionals, working married couples, and more educated singles, the "new rich" are those with household income of $250,000 or more at some point during their working lives. That puts them, if sometimes temporarily, in the top 2% of earners. Even outside periods of unusual wealth, members of this group generally hover in the $100,000-plus income range, keeping them in the top 20% of earners.
Bill Gates is funding a startup that's working to replace eggs.
The new company is working out of a garage-like space in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood.
Research chefs with Hampton Creek Foods are baking cookies, cakes, making flavored mayonnaise, French toast and omelets... all without eggs.
A lot of big Silicon Valley investors are putting money in, the most prominent of which is Bill Gates.
The company is now selling its first product, called Just Mayo mayonnaise, at Whole Foods.
Time magazine revealed 10 finalists for its 2013 "Person of the Year." Among them: Pope Francis, President Barack Obama and Miley Cyrus.
Obama was Time's 2012 "Person of the Year." But Cyrus, whose bizarre "twerking" at the MTV Video Music Awards in September made the former "Hannah Montana" star a water-cooler staple, is being tabbed as an unlikely favorite for the honor, which will be revealed by the magazine on the "Today" show Wednesday.
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Filner, 71, will be placed on probation for three years and will avoid jail time, though he is expected to spend three months under home confinement.
According to the Attorney General's Office, Filner also will be barred from ever seeking or holding public office and required to undergo mental health treatment while under court supervision. If he violates probation, he would face up to six months in jail.
The former 10-term congressman pleaded guilty in October to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria, speaking at a news conference Thursday, said the city of
`We are back in the business of serving the people of
Gloria said he won't be watching coverage of Filner's sentencing.
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(NEWSER) – When a man stole money from the tip jar at an Ohio coffee bar, the employees didn't react how you might expect: They didn't contact police, but they did start a food drive for the man. "We assume that if he was desperate enough to steal tips, he's probably in desperate times," the manager of the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar in Stow tells WKYC. "In the holiday spirit, we decided to help this guy out."
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Kim Kardashian auctions off clothing items and accessories to donate proceeds to victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. Kim donated only 10% of the proceeds to help victims seek medical care. Kim’s net worth is an estimated 40 million dollars.
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