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False missile warning sent Hawaii residents into full-blown panic

A false emergency message warning Hawaii residents of an incoming ballistic missile sent people scrambling in panic Saturday. The alert, which was sent to cellphones and appeared on television, asked people to "seek immediate shelter" and added, “This is not a drill.” Reaction quickly spread across...
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Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:10:00 +0100
Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from expanded offshore drilling — under pressure from the state’s Republican...
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Steven Manfro turned in his UCLA football uniform for an LAPD uniform
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:05:00 +0100
The Los Angeles Police Department has a rookie cop you shouldn’t even try to run away from. He used to run 40 yards in 4.41 seconds as a running back on the UCLA football team. Steven Manfro begins his LAPD career Tuesday, his 25th birthday. Working...
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Ex-Chrysler executive diverted training funds to buy a Ferrari and a swimming pool
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:35:00 +0100
A former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executive pleaded guilty to diverting money from a United Auto Workers training fund, while keeping $1 million for himself to spend on a Ferrari, a swimming pool and Mont Blanc pens. Alphons Iacobelli, 58, entered his...
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What we learned in the NHL over the past week of play: Sharks on the rise
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:15:00 +0100
What we learned in the NHL over the last week of play: San Jose has won five of its last six games, including back-to-back victories over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins at home Saturday and over the Ducks at Anaheim on Sunday. That surge has...
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Wildfire, mudslide, missile warning: Joc Pederson's memorable wedding week
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 01:10:00 +0100
The Dodgers threw open their stadium to firefighters on Monday, welcoming some 350 first responders from Los Angeles and Ventura counties for a round of batting practice, lunch and a chance to meet Dodgers players. No player was more delighted to meet...
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Scientists smash thousands of proteins to find four ‘Legos of life'
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:55:00 +0100
By “smashing” proteins and looking at the broken bits, scientists at Rutgers University say they’ve discovered four basic building blocks that can be stacked like Legos to build all kinds of different proteins. The results described in Proceedings...
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Congress agrees to reopen government with push from unusual bipartisan caucus
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:45:00 +0100
In the end, it was neither the self-proclaimed deal-making President Trump nor seasoned congressional leaders who found the path to end the three-day government shutdown. Rather, the agreement emerged from a fledgling caucus of impassioned moderates from...
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Trump's shifting stance on DACA deal vexed both parties as lawmakers sought to resolve shutdown crisis
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:45:00 +0100
President Trump stood in the East Room of the White House last February and haltingly addressed what he called “a very, very difficult subject for me” — the hundreds of thousands of immigrants known as Dreamers, who came to this country illegally...
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Report: Moses Brown commits to play basketball for UCLA
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:25:00 +0100
Moses Brown, a 7-foot-1, 241-pound center from Briarwood (N.Y.) Archbishop Molloy High who is considered one of the nation’s most highly coveted prospects, told Slam Magazine on Monday that he had committed to UCLA. The McDonald’s All-American told...
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Rams quarterback Jared Goff named to Pro Bowl, replacing Eagles' Carson Wentz
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:15:00 +0100
Rams quarterback Jared Goff on Monday was named to the Pro Bowl, replacing Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles. Goff, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, was a first alternate for the all-star exhibition after balloting by fans, players and coaches....
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Pennsylvania court orders new election map for its 18 House seats in a boost for Democrats
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:00 +0100
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s congressional map, which was drawn to give Republicans a 13-5 majority, a ruling that could shift two or three seats to Democrats this fall. The decision is the third in a year to strike...
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Trump slaps big tariffs on imported solar panels, riling the renewables industry
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:00 +0100
The Trump administration announced Monday that it will impose hefty tariffs on the cheap, imported panels that have driven the rapid expansion of solar power in the United States, a move that industry groups warn will slow the spread of renewable energy...
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Eagles open as underdogs against Patriots in Super Bowl LII, but that may be good news
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:10:00 +0100
Football is a game of disguise. In these parts, that means rubber dog masks. The Philadelphia Eagles were home underdogs in their two playoff games this month, and oddsmakers are now favoring the New England Patriots by 5½ points in Super Bowl LII. “Everybody...
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Romana Acosta Bañuelos, first Latina U.S. treasurer and Mexican American pioneer, dies at 92
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:50:00 +0100
Romana Acosta Bañuelos sat quietly at a White House budget meeting in 1971 and listened intently to the economists discussing numbers of a size she couldn’t have even dreamed of when she was young. When a man asked for a math calculation, Acosta Bañuelos...
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Russians are dancing the winter away, often in their underwear. There's a reason for that
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:45:00 +0100
Russia’s video dance craze began innocently enough. At least, most people found it innocent. This month, a group of male students from the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation made a YouTube clip of themselves dancing in their underwear and cadet hats...
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