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Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Daniele Watts attends a Janelle Monae concert at Club Nokia on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.; Credit: Todd Williamson/Todd Williamson/Invision/AP It’s been nearly a week since LAPD handcuffed, detained and released African American actress Daniele Watts in response to a complaint of indecent exposure. Watts has since filed a complaint with the department. [...]

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Daniele Watts attends a Janelle Monae concert at Club Nokia on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.; Credit: Todd Williamson/Todd Williamson/Invision/AP It’s been nearly a week since LAPD handcuffed, detained and released African American actress Daniele Watts in response to a complaint of indecent exposure. Watts has since filed a complaint with the department. [...]

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple announced new privacy policy on Wednesday and it will no longer be able to share private data stored on iPhones and iPads running on [...]

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple announced new privacy policy on Wednesday and it will no longer be able to share private data stored on iPhones and iPads running on [...]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called [...]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called [...]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called [...]

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

Housekeeper Tarasita Cain changes the sheets at hotel in downtown Los Angeles.; Credit: KPCC / Sanden Totten For many consumers, hotel tipping is an imperfect science. Now, Marriott brand hotels have teamed up with Maria Shriver in a campaign to boost tips for hotel housekeepers. The effort, titled “The Envelope Please,” places envelopes in 160,000 [...]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the [...]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the [...]