LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Despite a close race for
Election officials issued 739,117 vote-by-mail ballots and 167,657 have been returned so far, Kimberly Briggs of the City Clerk's office said.
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is waging an uphill battle to keep his job, trailing in recent polls behind former assemblyman Mike Feuer with as many as 18 percentage points between the two candidates, according to the USC-L.A. Times poll released last Friday.
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Two suspects arrested for breaking into a car in
The dispatcher listened in as the suspects smashed a car's window and found prescription drugs.
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Would you prefer living in an earthquake zone or a tornado zone?
Both victims died in a twister that slammed into
A storm system stretching from
The body of one victim 79-year-old Glen Irish, was found in an open area of the neighborhood after a twister slammed into
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Yahoo confirmed Monday it is buying social media platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion and "we promise not to screw it up," CEO Marissa Mayer blogged on her Tumblr page.
The pledge is a direct acknowledgment of the Internet giant's spotty record as a start-up acquirer. The Tumblr deal will boost Yahoo's audience 50% to more than 1 billion monthly visitors (about 700 million for Yahoo and 300 million for Tumblr for now), the company estimates. Just as important, Yahoo is scrambling to regain the hip factor it once enjoyed and to show investors the deal can increase profits and revenue.
Yahoo shares were up 0.7% to about $26.70 Monday, a positive but but lukewarm investor reaction.
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They’re calling it the “Pee in the Cup’’ initiative — a proposed state ballot measure that would require doctors to be randomly subjected to drug and alcohol testing, the same way bus drivers are.
It’s being pushed by a tech mogul who’s on a very personal crusade to clean up the state’s medical practices.
Bob Pack is a former
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A mother whose 4-year-old was being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt and the arrest of the suspect, Albuquerque police said Thursday.
The young girl was playing in her yard at St. Anthony's Plaza Apartments in Albuquerque's North Valley about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when a group of teenagers saw the kidnapping and ran to alert the girl's mother, police said.
The family called 911 and the mother jumped into her vehicle and gave chase for about seven miles, unaware the man had pushed the girl out of the silver Buick before fleeing the apartment complex, authorities said. The girl was found wandering nearby, uninjured, police said.
According to police, the mother followed the suspect and finally rammed into his car near an intersection. The suspect fled on foot, police said.
Melissa Torrez, the mother, told KOAT-TV she didn't mean to hit the suspect's car and struck it accidentally when she lost control of her car. Torrez said didn't even have time to cry when she jumped to chase the suspect.
"I don't ever want to lose my kids," said Torrez, a mother of three. Read more at the Star Tribune
By SEAN EMERY / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
WE SCRIMP. We save. We plan. And we dream that when we retire—at 50 or 70 or 90—we’ll ride off into the sunset on a chariot made of our sequestered gold.
But you can stop the dream right there.
It turns out that for all our good intentions, American retirement is in free fall. The problem isn’t just the well-documented coming crisis in Social Security. Rather, by any measure, all the promises we made ourselves about the golden years of leisure are turning out to be empty.
By one broad measure of financial health, households in or near retirement appear to have a pretty comfortable nest egg: the present value of their Social Security benefits is about $160,000. There’s also an average $136,000 worth of defined pension benefits, $94,000 in retirement accounts, $104,000 in housing equity, and more than $300,000 in other assets. Unfortunately, those are just averages: if you put me and Warren Buffett in a room together, our average wealth is in the billions, but I still can’t buy a yacht.
When we look at the median numbers—the folks smack dab in the middle of the wealth distribution—the situation looks pretty grim. Social Security is still there. But 50 percent of Americans have $4,500 or less in a retirement account. Half of retirees and near-retirees have less than $75,000 worth of home equity. The median amount of other assets is about $45,000. Since you have to live in the house, this tells us that most older Americans are approaching retirement with very little in the way of a nest egg. Read more at The Daily Beast