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Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’

Oscars 2015: Nods to ‘Birdman,’ ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’; Snubs for ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Selma’
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An Oscar Statuette Seen From Above; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. The Michael Keaton comedy earned nominations in all major categories, including best picture, best actor, best director, and best original screenplay. The […]

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

Examining Yemen’s challenges as Yemeni Al-Qaida leader trumpets Paris Attack

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a suspected Yemeni al-Qaida militant, center, holds an Islamist banner as he stands behind bars during a court hearing in state security court in Sanaa, Yemen. A top leader of Yemen’s al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on a Paris newspaper when two masked gunmen […]

LA Press Club gives Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

LA Press Club gives Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo editor in chief, Gerard Briard (L) Charlie Hebdo cartoonist, Renald Luzier (C) aka Luz and Patrick Pelloux (R), Charlie Hebdo journalist, during the Charlie Hebdo press conference held at the Liberation offices in Paris on January 13, 2015 in Paris, France. ; Credit: Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images This year, the Los Angeles Press Club […]

Feinstein says visa-waiver program is ‘Achilles heel’ of America

Feinstein says visa-waiver program is ‘Achilles heel’ of America

Senator Dianne Feinstein questions witnesses at Judiciary immigration hearing.; Credit: Kitty Felde/KPCC Following the Paris attacks, countries around the world are on high-alert for similar attacks. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) noted yesterday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the United States has a legal loophole in its homeland security laws – the 90-day visa-waiver […]

White House admits mistake in missing Paris Unity March

White House admits mistake in missing Paris Unity March

Unity rally Marche Republicaine in Paris on January 11, 2015 in tribute to the 17 victims of a three-day killing spree by homegrown Islamists. ; Credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images In the wake of a mass shooting and dual hostage situations that left 17 innocents dead in France’s capital last week, 3.7 million people marched across […]

Remembering Gospel singer Andrae Crouch

Remembering Gospel singer Andrae Crouch

Andrae Crouch, multiple Grammy winner and Oscar nominee, has died at 72. ; Credit: Nashville Publicity Group He was a giant of gospel music, and LA’s own – Andrae Crouch.  Within the past hour, flowers were laid on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Crouch passed away yesterday at the age of 72, […]

Attack in Paris: Threat assessment, manhunt and mourning

Attack in Paris: Threat assessment, manhunt and mourning

This combo shows handout photos released by French Police in Paris early on January 8, 2015 of suspects Cherif Kouachi (L), aged 32, and his brother Said Kouachi (R), aged 34, wanted in connection with an attack at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in the French capital that killed at least 12 people. French police […]

Attack in Paris: Assessing the impact on satirical expression

Attack in Paris: Assessing the impact on satirical expression

A man holds up a Charlie Hebdo magazine during a rally at the Place Royale in Nantes on January 7, 2015, to show solidarity for the victims of the attack by unknown gunmen on the offices of the satirical weekly, Charlie Hebdo. ; Credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images An attack on satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo has […]

Congress kicks off for GOP majorities: A test for both parties

Congress kicks off for GOP majorities: A test for both parties

Members of the House of Representatives, many with their families, stand for the Pledge of Allegiance as they gather for the opening session of the 114th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. ; Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP The 114th United States Congress convenes today with a much different look than it […]

Rams owner wants to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood

Rams owner wants to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke addresses the media during a press conference at the Russell Training Center on January 17, 2012 in Earth City, Missouri. ; Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Football fans in Los Angeles haven’t had a team to call their own in over 20 years. The Raiders and Rams both relocated in […]