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CRE superbug: Medical experts evaluate the response to and implications of outbreak

CRE superbug: Medical experts evaluate the response to and implications of outbreak
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Exterior view of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center during their Ebola virus readiness drill (closed to the media) to test their ability to diagnose and treat Ebola patients in Los Angeles on October 17, 2014. ; Credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center says almost 180 patients may have been infected by […]

US to relax export restrictions on military drones

US to relax export restrictions on military drones

A model of a drone on display as New Yorkers gather to protest Israel’s military assault in Gaza during a rally at Foley Square July 24, 2014. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images The Obama administration will allow the sale of both armed and unarmed drones to allied nations. The announcement comes after an internal […]

Experts debate injunction on federal immigration action

Experts debate injunction on federal immigration action

Undocumented immigrants wait in a holding cell at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center for people detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. The sign, written by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reads “Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands.” ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Hundreds of thousands of […]

Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers

Remembering KTLA’s Stan Chambers

Anchor Stan Chambers attends the KTLA-CW recieving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 24, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images KTLA anchor Stan Chambers, a fixture on televisions across Southern California for decades has died. He’s covered more than 22,000 stories including Sen. Robert Kennedy’s assassination and the […]

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

‘Fifty Shades’ tamed kink for the mainstream movie crowd

Actors Jamie Dornan (L) and Dakota Johnson attend the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” New York Fan First screening at Ziegfeld Theatre on February 6, 2015 in New York City. ; Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images That France’s film board gave a PG-12 rating to “Fifty Shades of Grey” hints at where this steamy flick stands in […]

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

Top US nutritionists to drop warnings about cholesterol bogeyman, report

In this photo illustration an egg yolk and its shell are pictured on January 5, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. ; Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images The nation’s top dietary advisory panel reportedly is set to correct long-standing cautions against eating cholesterol-heavy foods. At a committee meeting in December, nutrition experts said cholesterol is no longer “considered […]

White House readies request for War powers from Congress

White House readies request for War powers from Congress

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast February 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama reportedly spoke about groups like ISIS distorting religion and calling the Islamic terror group a “death cult.” ; Credit: Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images Within 24 hours, President Barack Obama is expected to ask Congressional lawmakers for authorization of use […]

LA & California lawmakers struggle to address hit-and-run ‘epidemic’

LA & California lawmakers struggle to address hit-and-run ‘epidemic’

An ‘Amber Alert’ sign over I-85 North in metro-Atlanta alerts the public to keep an eye out for a 1994 blue Chevy pickup truck thought to have been stolen by murder suspect Brian Nichols. March 12, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images Tomorrow, L.A. City Councillors will vote on expanding alerts for severe […]

Cyber security expert: Even encryption no cure-all for Anthem hack

Cyber security expert: Even encryption no cure-all for Anthem hack

An exterior view of the Anthem Health Insurance headquarters on February 5, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. About 80 million company records were accessed in what may be among the largest healthcare data breaches to date.; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images CA’s largest for-profit health insurer suffered a massive hack announced yesterday.  Today the questions are […]

Assessing political fallout from the FCC’s net neutrality proposal

Assessing political fallout from the FCC’s net neutrality proposal

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler listens during an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images The news that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is advocating the reclassification of […]