Month: January 2017

Restaurants, groceries ramp up deals for Super Bowl Sunday eats

CULVER CITY (KABC) — Some watch the Super Bowl for commercials, others to cheer their favorite team, but most everyone looks forward to a long day of tasty food.Maybe this year it’s time to step outside the box and let a restaurant do the work for you. Louis style pork ribs, cole slaw, corn bread and whipped butter entices as does the big roasted turkey grinder for eight.”It has arugula, salami, cheese, onions topped with tomato, a little olive oil, a little dressing on that and topped with pepperoncini,” described Katie Dunfrund, manager at The Tavern.Of course many like to “wing” it, and both restaurants have their take.Tavern’s Larder goes for hot spicy buffalo wings with spicy blue cheese dressing , while Akasha offers Tandoori wings with mint or tamarind date chutney for dipping. And in case some of these options are just a little bit above your price range, check out what some of the markets are doing for you:If you want to cook up something special, Ralphs has boneless chicken breasts for $1.67 per pound, baby back ribs for $2.77 per pound and avocados at two for $1.Over at Whole Foods, avocados are five for $5, select chips are two bags for $4, with five styles of fully cooked wings at $3.99 per pound — a $5 per pound discount.And chicken lovers who enjoy south of the border style poultry will find deals at El Pollo Loco.Depending on how much you order, the discounts range from $5 to $20 off catering combos. At Akasha in Culver City, macaroni and cheese and slow smoked barbecue pulled pork sliders with creamy slaw top two decadent choices.At The Larder at Tavern, St.

VIDEO: Cane-wielding man saves bus driver during Kansas City attack

Police said they were able to quickly locate and arrest the suspect.The bus driver and Good Samaritan were reunited on Monday.The Kansas City Transit Authority awarded Goldman a life time bus pass and two new canes to replace the one he broke protecting the bus driver. A cane-wielding passenger, later identified as Rodney Goldman, came to her rescue, striking the suspect several times, allowing Judge to escape the suspect’s grasp.Rodney Goldman kept the suspect down while Judge was able to call for help.But Goldman’s cane eventually shattered and that’s when the suspect ran off. — A man with a cane came to the aid of a Kansas City bus driver during a frightening attack and his heroic actions were all caught on camera.Driver Lynne Judge was dealing with a confrontational passenger when he suddenly attacked her early Saturday morning. KANSAS CITY, Mo.

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What’s streaming on Netflix, Amazon in February: Michael Bolton brings the Valentine’s romance

7Disierto Feb. 1Care Bears MovieDead HeatDiamonds Are ForeverDie Another DayDrop ZoneEscape from AlcatrazThe FirmForces of Nature Frankie & Johnny (1991)GoldfingerHook HoosiersI Went DownInto the Wild Judgement DayKiss the Bride Feb. 16Full Frontal with Samantha Bee Feb. 14 Doctor Strange (2016) (Theatrical Version) Feb. 6 24: Legacy: Season 1The Detour: Season 2Feb. 19Planet Earth II: Season 1 Feb, 21Bates Motel: Season 5 Coming to PrimeFeb. 10MasterChef Junior: Season 5Feb. 9Legion Feb.

7Creative Galaxy Heart Day Special: Season 2 Feb. OctopussyPaybackPretty in PinkRob Roy The Running ManSabrina (1954)Sabrina (1995)SoapdishThe Spy Who Loved MeThelma & LouiseTeen Wolf (1985)Untamed HeartWild BillThe World is Not EnoughYellowbirdYou Only Live Twice Feb. 10The Collection: Season 1 Feb. 15American TeenThe Americans: Season 4 Feb. 6Hostile Border Feb. The Living DaylightsLive and Let DieMan with the Golden GunMargin CallMy KingNever Say Never AgainNuts! 16Author: JT Leroy Story

Another option if you’re in the mood for romance is “Touched with Fire” on Prime. For probably what not to do (unless you’re particularly adventurous), check out “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” as he traces the journey of Lewis and Clark through the Pacific Northwest nibbling on Pacific lampreys, foraging for edible barnacles and harvesting sea salt. Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby star as two bipolar poets who meet in a psychiatric hospital and fall in love, igniting the good and bad parts of their condition and creativity. Ah, February, there’s a bit of something for everyone streaming this month.Like a romantic evening with Netflix’s “Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special,” say?Plus, you can get some ideas for that perfect Valentine’s Day meal on Amazon Video.

Or if February isn’t quite working out the way you hoped, perhaps “Tiempos Felices” on Netflix will make you feel better. 6 Feb. 2 Feb. 4Mighty Magiswords: Vol. 5The Dead Files: Season 10 In this Mexican comedy poor Max just can’t bring himself to break up with his girlfriend so he hires an agency that specializes in ending relationships.Coming to Amazon VideoFeb. 1Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern Season 20 Feb. 2Steven Universe: Vol.

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Street vending decriminalized in Los Angeles

“These people are not asking for a handout, they are asking for an opportunity to lift themselves up and provide for their families.”Officials said a report was being prepared on the best way to implement a program, and once completed, a new ordinance would be written to give the Board of Public Works the power to issue permits for vendors. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — The Los Angeles City Council voted to decriminalize street vending on Tuesday, paving the way for the city to start permitting and regulating street vendors.The ordinance, proposed by councilmembers Curren Price, Joe Buscaino, and José Huizar, passed by an 11 to 2 vote. that didn’t allow sidewalk vending.An estimated 10,000 food vendors and 40,000 other vendors do business on sidewalks and parks in L.A., according to numbers released by the city’s chief legislative analyst.Those in opposition to the ordinance said the policy would be unfair to brick and mortar businesses that pay higher taxes, rent and employees. The city passed the ordinance to decriminalize street vending in the wake of President Donald Trump’s executive orders for his controversial refugee and immigration ban.”We cannot continue to allow an unregulated system that penalizes hard-working, mostly immigrant, vendors with possible criminal misdemeanor charges, particularly in the current political environment,” Huizar said in a written statement. Councilmembers said Los Angeles was one of the only major cities in the U.S.

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2 dead in Irvine shooting; investigation underway

.@IrvinePolice confirm they're investigating a shooting at 14900 block of Crystal Circle. IRVINE, Calif. PD says two found dead at scene. (KABC) — An investigation is underway after two people were found dead following a shooting in Irvine, police confirmed on Tuesday.According to Irvine police, a male suspect was taken into custody shortly after a 911 call was placed from a home in the 14000 block of Crystal Circle. Investigators did not release further details surrounding the shooting. #Irvine @abc7— Greg Lee (@abc7greg) January 31, 2017 DEVELOPING…We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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1 dead, 3 injured in stabbing, officer-involved shooting in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — One person is dead and three were injured after a stabbing and officer-involved shooting occurred on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Tuesday.Authorities swarmed Sunset Boulevard near Ivar Avenue at about 2 p.m. after receiving reports of a stabbing. Police confirmed an officer-involved shooting occurred at the location near a Jack in the Box.Officials said one person was dead and three were taken to the hospital. DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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Chase ends with PIT maneuver in Chinatown

Officers use PIT maneuver during #chase; suspect now in custody https://t.co/PP2JxDdQSN pic.twitter.com/DsPzEurftP— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) January 31, 2017 The suspect, driving a tan minivan, exited the freeway at one point and began navigating surface streets in the Chinatown area.Pursuing officers successfully executed a PIT maneuver, causing the minivan to spin and come to a stop shortly after 1 p.m. He was taken into custody without further incident.Details on the robbery that reportedly sparked the chase were not immediately available. as Los Angeles police chased the suspect heading southbound on the 110 Freeway. CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A police chase ended in Chinatown Tuesday when officers conducted a PIT maneuver on a robbery suspect fleeing authorities in a minivan.The chase was first reported in the South Pasadena area around 12:50 p.m. The suspect exited the vehicle and obeyed officers’ orders to get on the ground with his hands up. near Main and Leroy streets.

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Pet of the Week: 10-month-old poodle mix named Dorothy

She would do best with a family who has the patience and time to dedicate to training her. Her ID is #A1677511. 31, is a 10-month-old poodle mix named Dorothy. Please help us find Dorothy the loving forever home she deserves!If you would like to adopt Dorothy, you can call the North Central shelter at (213) 847-1416. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Our ABC7 Pet of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. Please give her a good home!Dorothy is full of puppy energy and is very playful.

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Bomb threats prompt evacuation of Jewish community centers in Long Beach and across US

to the 3800 block of Willow Street, where the staff of the community center implemented their action plan and self-evacuated the building, according to the Long Beach Police Department. DEVELOPING: More details will be added to this article as they become available. No devices were found during a search of the facility, assisted by K-9 units, police said, and normal business operations were expected to resume.Jewish community centers in Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Utah and Wisconsin were also evacuated Tuesday due to threats, according to news reports. City News Service contributed reporting. LONG BEACH (KABC) — A bomb threat call prompted the temporary evacuation of a Jewish community center in Long Beach Tuesday morning amid similar incidents in La Jolla and across the U.S.Officers responded about 9:15 a.m.

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Man wounded in shooting near Crenshaw High School, runs onto campus seeking help

School police said the shooting occurred on the outer perimeter of the campus. #LASPD Officers continue to be on scene to assist students and staff.— LASPD (@LASPDOfficial) January 31, 2017 The Los Angeles Unified School District said the school was initially placed on lockdown, though no students were involved in the incident. following a call of shots fired, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Crenshaw HS is off lockdown. Two suspects, a male and female, were believed to be inside the vehicle. The wounded man ran onto the campus seeking help and was later transported from the scene. School police said the victim is not associated with the school, and LAPD said students at Crenshaw High School are safe.The condition of the victim was not known. The lockdown was lifted by 10:15 a.m., according to a tweet from LAUSD police, and normal operations resumed at the campus.Meanwhile, officers remained at the scene to assist students and staff, police said. A brown sedan was being sought in connection with the incident. Normal school operations have resumed. LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A 42-year-old man was injured in a shooting near Crenshaw High School Tuesday morning.Officers responded to the 5000 block of 11th Avenue shortly before 8 a.m.

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Vin Scully honored by Southern California Broadcasters Association

He and his wife Sandi will be presented with the Civic Medal of Honor for their outstanding contributions to the community.MORE: Vin Scully calls one more at-bat … Scully will also be honored Tuesday night by the L.A. for Jimmy Kimmel Scully retired last year after calling Dodger games for 67 years. Chamber of Commerce. TOLUCA LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Vin Scully was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association on Monday, and they also named it after him for recipients in years to come.The retired Dodgers announcer was humble in accepting the award, saying he was simply blessed and was only doing his job.

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Derek Fisher’s Tarzana home burglarized; $300K in jewelry stolen

No one was home at the time of the incident, according to LAPD.Investigators said the thieves somehow made entry into the home and took off with more than $300,000 in jewelry. The investigation was ongoing. at Fisher’s residence located in the 5800 block of Shirley Avenue, authorities said. and 10:30 a.m. TARZANA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Burglars stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry from the Tarzana home of former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher, police said.The burglary occurred Monday sometime between 7:30 a.m.

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3 arrested in sex predator sting operation in Ventura after detectives pose as teens in online chat rooms

(KABC) — Three alleged sexual predators have been arrested in Ventura after detectives posed as teenage girls in internet chat rooms, authorities announced Tuesday.Christopher Allen Bouchard, 48, of La Crescenta, Reynal Reginio Guillen, 54, of Sherman Oaks, and Jose Juan Ramualdo-Posadas, 32, of Corona, were taken into custody without incident Friday after engaging in online conversations with investigators and arriving at an agreed-upon location, police said. VENTURA, Calif. “Each of the suspects engaged (the officer) in sexually explicit conversation, describing in detail what sex acts they wanted to perform with the teenage girl.” According to authorities, each suspect agreed to meet and pick up the girl at or near what they believed was the teen’s home in the 2100 block of Victoria Avenue.Bouchard, Guillen and Ramualdo-Posadas were booked into the Ventura County Jail on felony charges.Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Ventura police at (805) 339-4343. The multi-agency sting was conducted by personnel from the Ventura Police Department, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office and Human Traffic Enforcement Team, according to a news release.Detectives, posing as 14- and 15-year-old girls, entered various chat rooms “primarily designed for teens,” the statement said.”As the investigation unfolded, adult male sexual predators got onto the same chat room and contacted the undercover officer,” the news release said.

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A look at Trump’s possible top contenders for Supreme Court

He authored a majority opinion upholding a border patrol agent’s decision to stop a SUV filled with Hispanic passengers because the vehicle was driving erratically and the occupants appeared nervous. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by President George W. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday night.Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor are the three federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates. Circuit Court of Appeals. He also ruled that a Supreme Court decision banning automatic life sentences for juvenile defendants should not be applied to older cases. Pryor grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He said the abortion ruling, handed down when he was a boy, influenced his decision to become a Republican and a lawyer. Each appeared on Trump’s list of 21 possible choices that he made public during the campaign, and each has met with Trump to discuss the vacancy that arose when Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago.___GORSUCHGorsuch, 49, serves on the 10th U.S. He drove a taxi to support himself during his undergraduate years at the University of Notre Dame. The Supreme Court later refused to hear the challengers’ appeal.Hardiman was raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, and eventually settled in Pittsburgh, where his wife comes from a family of prominent Democrats. The high court later disagreed, ruling that the decision did apply retroactively.On religious freedom, in 2014, he wrote a separate opinion in favor of a Catholic television station that objected to the contraception coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act.The son of two teachers, Pryor traced the roots of his conservatism to his staunch Catholic upbringing. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, where he has made a name for himself as a facile writer. Hardiman became a partner in a major law firm at age 30 and a federal district judge at 38.The Senate confirmed him 95-0 to his current job in April 2007. He teaches at the University of Colorado’s law school in Boulder.___HARDIMANHardiman, 51, works in Pittsburgh as a judge on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. He received his law degree from Georgetown University. Gorsuch is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and served as a law clerk to Justices Anthony Kennedy and fellow Coloradan Byron White. He succeeded Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator nominated to be Trump’s attorney general. He’s been on the court since 2004, when Bush gave him a temporary recess appointment to get around Democratic opposition in the Senate. Wade decision legalizing abortion the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”On the bench, Pryor has often ruled against criminal defendants. He was confirmed by a 53-45 vote in 2005, part of a bipartisan deal to limit Senate delays of appellate nominations.Pryor has a reputation as staunch conservative. He was a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom, whose rulings helped end segregation.Pryor was appointed Alabama’s attorney general at age 34. He has contended that courts give too much deference to government agencies’ interpretations of statutes. The Hardimans have three children.___ PRYORPryor, 54, has his office in Birmingham, Alabama, where his sits as a judge on the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Hardiman has supported gun rights, dissenting in a 2013 case that upheld a New Jersey law to strengthen requirements to carry a handgun in public.Hardiman last year joined two 3rd Circuit colleagues in affirming the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims, rejecting complaints that men with depression and mood disorders that some link to football concussions were left out of the deal. He was confirmed by a voice vote in 2006.Gorsuch has written 175 majority opinions and 65 concurrences or dissents in his decade on the 10th Circuit, according to Rebecca Love Kourlis, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice.Gorsuch also is a notable advocate for simplifying the justice system to make it more accessible, Kourlis said. He worked for two years in Bush’s Justice Department before Bush appointed him to his appeals court seat. Circuit Court of Appeals. If chosen, he would be the first justice to serve with a colleague for whom he once worked.With a clear, colloquial writing style, Gorsuch has written in favor of courts’ second-guessing government regulations, in defense of religious freedom and skeptically about law enforcement. Gorsuch is also an avid skier, fly fisherman and horseback rider, Kourlis said. His prominent opinions on the appeals court include siding with jails seeking to strip search inmates arrested for even minor offenses and backing the collection of genetic evidence from people at the time of their arrest. Bush. In earlier oral arguments. He once called the 1973 landmark Roe v. He sided with two groups that mounted religious objections to the Obama administration’s requirements that employers provide health insurance that includes contraception for women.He is the son of The son of President Ronald Reagan’s Environmental Protection Agency chief, Anne Gorsuch.

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1 injured in reported shooting near Crenshaw High School

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — One person was injured in a reported shooting near Crenshaw High School Tuesday morning, Los Angeles police said.LAPD responded to the 5000 block of 11th Ave shortly before 8 a.m. following a call of shots fired. The identity of the victim was not known.No further details regarding the shooting were immediately available. One person was transported from the scene. DEVELOPING…We will add more details to this report as they become available.

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‘Bachelor’ Nick breaks the rules with Rachel; makes a tough 2-on-1 decision

One big thing that happened is that Raven told Nick that she was falling for him! That’s big! Then it was time for the two-on-one! It was funny, they asked it if Nick would get engaged and it didn’t move. While Corrine and Nick had a romantic dinner, Taylor went on the warpath, determined to take Corrine down. Wow! Rachel said it was the best time she’d ever had on a date. They sat down to a romantic, private dinner among the floats. Maybe there could be a place for her in “Paradise.” The remaining ladies learned they would be traveling with Nick to New Orleans! They go into the bayou and they get tarot card readings! Taylor showed up and said, “I need to talk to you!” to Nick! They spent the rest of the first part of their date exploring the area and kissing. As evening fell, Nick and Rachel headed to Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are displayed and stored for the big parade in New Orleans. We’ll have to wait and see. So that seemed a little distracting. He picked up the date rose and gave it to her. The preview says that two people go home? On the group date, the ladies showed up to a haunted mansion with actors inside that put on quite a show. Nick told her, “I might be breaking rules here, but I’m super into you.” Wow! Then it was time to give out the group date rose, and he decided to give it to Danielle M. (last week)13) Raven (last week) Sarah and Astrid got cut. Ha – I’m sorry Taylor, but Corrine is way more entertaining. When Chris Harrison arrived at the hotel in New Orleans he revealed that there would be a two-on-one date this week! Nick looks like he’s taking this very seriously. Nick attempted to chat with the women during the date, but suspicious, scary things kept happening. As they asked it about “May” it moved around and the lights flickered and went out. That’s big! They gave them umbrellas and got Nick and Rachel to join in. Then Corrine and Taylor both took turns trash talking each other to Nick. They danced and kissed, as the other women looked out the hotel’s window and saw them in action! So does Taylor’s outburst work? A date card arrived at the hotel and it read, “Josephine, Alexis, Kristina, Raven, Jaime, Vanessa, Danielle M., Whitney, Jasmine, and Danielle L. They then moved onto a bar where there was a live band playing and they danced and had a great time! Nick said it was the most difficult decision he’s had to make since he’s been on the show. Nick said that his chemistry with Rachel is “explosive.” They chomped down on some beignets while they sipped coffee and powdered sugar was everywhere! She dropped the L-bomb! Taylor hugged Nick and then sat at the table alone while Corrine and Nick walked off together, boarded a boat, and zipped away down the bayou. Also, Nick apparently has a mental breakdown and he says that the process may not work and cries in front of all of the remaining women. Nick sat down to a table with both ladies and decided to keep CORRINE! Rachel met up with Nick downtown and went for a walk through the public market. Sarah seems like a nice girl, it’s too bad! She revealed to Nick that she had been to New Orleans for a funeral just a few months before and it put life into perspective for her. A marching band went down the street and the happy couple looked on. He left behind a date card that read, “Rachel, Where have you beignet all my life?” That meant that Rachel got a one-on-one date with Nick! Till death do us part.” That meant that Corrine and Taylor would be going on the two-on-one date! Then they both talked about how in love their parents still are with each other, and how in today’s world that can be a rare thing. Chad maybe? who he had great one-on-one time with but poor Raven! This lady may be a top contender! Then it was time for the rose ceremony. In an odd way of ending things, Taylor headed back to the tarot card people where they cleansed her and she said that she wouldn’t leave without “speaking her piece.” Remind you of anyone? As they had drinks in the mansion, someone pulls out an Ouija board. Instead of just letting the situation lie, Corrine ran off to Nick and told him what Taylor said to her. “The relationship will be filled with whipped cream and lies!” Taylor said of Corrine. They strolled hand-in-hand and eventually made their way to a cafe. The rest of the women waiting for the rose ceremony thought that the two of them were ridiculous for getting into drama just before Nick was going to make some important decisions. Nick gave roses to: 1) Whitney2) Danielle M.3) Jasmine4) Rachel5) Jaime6) Josephine7) Vanessa8) Alexis9) Corrine10) Taylor11) Kristina (last week)12) Danielle L. Yes! They tried on masks, sampled food, and looked at souvenirs. There was a ghost or spirit named “May” that is haunting the place. NEW YORK — This week resumed with Taylor and Corrine’s fight over whether or not Corrine was smart enough or mature enough to get married.

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Judy Garland’s remains make the move from NY to Hollywood

The space in the mausoleum, renamed the Judy Garland Pavilion, has room for all her family including the famed actress-singer’s daughters, her son, Joey Luft, and her grandchildren, Berman said in an interview.The move reflects resolution of an issue involving Garland’s fifth husband, according to Victoria Varela, a family spokeswoman.“When Judy Garland died, her affairs were controlled by her husband, Mickey Deans. Her children had no say in the matter of her burial, so this is at last their opportunity to do what they feel their mother would have wanted in the first place — to be united with her family in Hollywood,” Varela said in a statement.
Garland’s gated family room is a part of the mausoleum, the cemetery said.
“Ms. Garland’s three children now reside in Southern California and wished to have their mother resting near them.” LOS ANGELES — Judy Garland’s remains were moved cross-country to a mausoleum intended as the resting place for daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft and other family members.The transfer from a crypt in New York’s Ferncliff Cemetery to Hollywood Forever Cemetery was completed last Friday, Noelle Berman, a Hollywood Forever spokeswoman, told The Associated Press.“The move to Hollywood was made after many years of family consultations and deliberations,” Berman said Monday.

Garland, star of classic films including “The Wizard of Oz” and “Meet Me in St. Deans died in 2003.Her other spouses included filmmaker Vincent Minnelli, father of Oscar-winning “Cabaret” star Liza, 70, and producer Sidney Luft, father to actress-singer Lorna, 64, and Joey, 61.Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the shadow of several historic movie studios, including Paramount Pictures, is the final resting place for many luminaries, among them Cecil B. DeMille and Douglas Fairbanks, and is the site of tributes to others such as Jayne Mansfield. Louis,” died in 1969 at age 47 in London.

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Oprah Winfrey to be ‘special contributor’ to ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air.Executive producer Jeff Fager called Winfrey “a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets her apart and makes her a perfect fit for ‘60 Minutes.’”Winfrey said her aim with her “60 Minutes” stories is “to look at what separates us, and help facilitate real conversations between people from different backgrounds.”

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A look at the reported top contenders for the Supreme Court

Wade decision legalizing abortion the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.”On the bench, Pryor has often ruled against criminal defendants. He was confirmed by a voice vote in 2006.Gorsuch has written 175 majority opinions and 65 concurrences or dissents in his decade on the 10th Circuit, according to Rebecca Love Kourlis, a former Colorado Supreme Court justice.Gorsuch also is a notable advocate for simplifying the justice system to make it more accessible, Kourlis said. Circuit Court of Appeals. He has contended that courts give too much deference to government agencies’ interpretations of statutes. He drove a taxi to support himself during his undergraduate years at the University of Notre Dame. He said the abortion ruling, handed down when he was a boy, influenced his decision to become a Republican and a lawyer. Hardiman has supported gun rights, dissenting in a 2013 case that upheld a New Jersey law to strengthen requirements to carry a handgun in public.Hardiman last year joined two 3rd Circuit colleagues in affirming the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims, rejecting complaints that men with depression and mood disorders that some link to football concussions were left out of the deal. Pryor grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and graduated from Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He teaches at the University of Colorado’s law school in Boulder.___HARDIMANHardiman, 51, works in Pittsburgh as a judge on the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. He was a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom, whose rulings helped end segregation.Pryor was appointed Alabama’s attorney general at age 34. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court later refused to hear the challengers’ appeal.Hardiman was raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, and eventually settled in Pittsburgh, where his wife comes from a family of prominent Democrats. Bush. He sided with two groups that mounted religious objections to the Obama administration’s requirements that employers provide health insurance that includes contraception for women.He is the son of The son of President Ronald Reagan’s Environmental Protection Agency chief, Anne Gorsuch. He’s been on the court since 2004, when Bush gave him a temporary recess appointment to get around Democratic opposition in the Senate. The high court later disagreed, ruling that the decision did apply retroactively.On religious freedom, in 2014, he wrote a separate opinion in favor of a Catholic television station that objected to the contraception coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act.The son of two teachers, Pryor traced the roots of his conservatism to his staunch Catholic upbringing. He worked for two years in Bush’s Justice Department before Bush appointed him to his appeals court seat. He once called the 1973 landmark Roe v. The Hardimans have three children.___ PRYORPryor, 54, has his office in Birmingham, Alabama, where his sits as a judge on the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. He authored a majority opinion upholding a border patrol agent’s decision to stop a SUV filled with Hispanic passengers because the vehicle was driving erratically and the occupants appeared nervous. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is scheduled to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court Tuesday night.Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman and William Pryor are the three federal appeals court judges who are seen as the leading candidates. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, where he has made a name for himself as a facile writer. He succeeded Jeff Sessions, the Alabama senator nominated to be Trump’s attorney general. Hardiman became a partner in a major law firm at age 30 and a federal district judge at 38.The Senate confirmed him 95-0 to his current job in April 2007. He also ruled that a Supreme Court decision banning automatic life sentences for juvenile defendants should not be applied to older cases. His prominent opinions on the appeals court include siding with jails seeking to strip search inmates arrested for even minor offenses and backing the collection of genetic evidence from people at the time of their arrest. In earlier oral arguments. Each appeared on Trump’s list of 21 possible choices that he made public during the campaign, and each has met with Trump to discuss the vacancy that arose when Justice Antonin Scalia died nearly a year ago.___GORSUCHGorsuch, 49, serves on the 10th U.S. If chosen, he would be the first justice to serve with a colleague for whom he once worked.With a clear, colloquial writing style, Gorsuch has written in favor of courts’ second-guessing government regulations, in defense of religious freedom and skeptically about law enforcement. He was confirmed by a 53-45 vote in 2005, part of a bipartisan deal to limit Senate delays of appellate nominations.Pryor has a reputation as staunch conservative. He received his law degree from Georgetown University. Gorsuch is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, and served as a law clerk to Justices Anthony Kennedy and fellow Coloradan Byron White. Each was appointed to the appellate bench by President George W. Gorsuch is also an avid skier, fly fisherman and horseback rider, Kourlis said.

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White House, US diplomats clash over travel order

“This is an important process that the acting secretary, and the department as a whole, value and respect. In that case, former Secretary of State John Kerry met with signers of the cable to discuss their concerns.Trump’s secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson is still awaiting Senate confirmation and it was unclear how we would respond to the memo.Spicer, however, was not sympathetic and defended the executive order. diplomats to register disagreement internally about U.S. “The Dissent Channel is a longstanding official vehicle for State Department employees to convey alternative views and perspectives on policy issues,” department spokesman Mark Toner said. U.S. It was established during the Vietnam War and was most recently used by diplomats to criticize the Obama administration’s approach to Syria. It allows State employees to express divergent policy views candidly and privately to senior leadership.”The department, along with other agencies that must implement Trump’s order, has been confused about its details and offered several contradictory instructions to embassies and consulates on how to do so, including how to handle dual citizens.As word of the executive order began to circulate last week, diplomats at some embassies began to prioritize visa applications from citizens of countries they suspected might be affected, according to officials.On Friday, before the order was signed, workers at one embassy dumped bins of hundreds of approved passports on the floor to pull those from the affected countries and affix visas in them, the officials said. “This is about the safety of America.”Spicer’s comments came after career diplomats circulated several drafts of a memo arguing that the executive order Trump signed last week will not make the U.S. He said its impact had been “blown way out of proportion and exaggerated.”Signers of dissent cables are protected from retribution from superiors, and the State Department’s official response to the draft memo was less confrontational. The officials disclosed internal discussions on condition they not be quoted by name, in part because they feared retaliation.Dissent channel cables are a mechanism for U.S. That effort stopped when the order was signed, they said. officials said at least several hundred diplomats indicated they would sign the memo and that it was expected to be formally submitted, perhaps by Tuesday, pending edits to several drafts that were circulating. policies. The final number of signatories will not be available until it is submitted, the officials said. safe, runs counter to American values and will fuel anti-American sentiment around the world.”A policy which closes our doors to over 200 million legitimate travelers in the hopes of preventing a small number of travelers who intend to harm Americans from using the visa system to enter the United States will not achieve its aim of making our country safer,” the diplomats wrote in a so-called “dissent cable” being drafted for State Department leadership.”This ban stands in opposition to the core American and constitutional values that we, as federal employees, took an oath to uphold,” a draft of the cable said. In startling language, Spicer on Monday dismissed the criticism from what he called “career bureaucrats.” While he later said Trump appreciates the work of public servants, Spicer said they should respect the desires of the American people and the importance Trump places on protecting the country.”If somebody has a problem with that agenda, that does call into question whether they should continue in that post or not,” Spicer said. WASHINGTON — The White House clashed with a large group of American diplomats who are voicing dissent with Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, challenging them to resign if they aren’t on board.”They should either get with the program or they can go,” said Sean Spicer, Trump’s press secretary.

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