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Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation
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A general view of atmosphere during the DIRECTV hosted events at Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. ; Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIRECTV AT&T’s nearly $49 billion purchase of DirecTV is on its way to approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would make it the largest cable […]

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

A general view of atmosphere during the DIRECTV hosted events at Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. ; Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIRECTV AT&T’s nearly $49 billion purchase of DirecTV is on its way to approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would make it the largest cable […]

Looking for E.T. — Russian philanthropist throws down $100M on search for aliens

Looking for E.T. — Russian philanthropist throws down $100M on search for aliens

In this composite image provided by NASA, ESA, globular star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) in the Centaurus constellation and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, is pictured July 15, 2009 in Space; Credit: NASA/Getty Images The money from Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner goes toward the creation of a new program that uses the latest […]

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

A girls soccer team competes in Baldwin Hills Park. Baldwin Hills along with View Park, Windsor Hills and Ladera Heights comprise the highest concentration of black affluence on the West Coast.; Credit: The City Project/FLICKR The affluent neighborhood of View Park between Crenshaw and La Brea, is 84 percent African-American. It’s loaded with 2,500-5,000 square […]

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

A girls soccer team competes in Baldwin Hills Park. Baldwin Hills along with View Park, Windsor Hills and Ladera Heights comprise the highest concentration of black affluence on the West Coast.; Credit: The City Project/FLICKR The affluent neighborhood of View Park between Crenshaw and La Brea, is 84 percent African-American. It’s loaded with 2,500-5,000 square […]

Filmweek: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Irrational Man’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Irrational Man’ and more

Actors Paul Rudd (L) and Michael Douglas attend Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Hall H Panel Booth Signing during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly hosts Filmweek with our film critics Andy Klein and Peter Rainer […]

Former Iran hostage on why release negotiations should have been part of nuclear deal

Former Iran hostage on why release negotiations should have been part of nuclear deal

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference on the nuclear deal with Iran on July 15, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images CBS’s Major Garrett provoked what’s become a much talked about rebuke from President Obama at yesterday’s news conference when he asked […]

Obama addresses the need to expand internet access to all Americans

Obama addresses the need to expand internet access to all Americans

Smart trash can knows how fast you walk and which smartphone you use. And now it might provide you WiFi too; Credit: via The Verge The ability to access the Internet has become as much of a necessity as running water or electricity. It’s nearly impossible to get anything done without WiFi, so it only […]

On the front lines of ISIS territory, PBS Frontline reveals rescues of enslaved woman

On the front lines of ISIS territory, PBS Frontline reveals rescues of enslaved woman

Kashmiri demonstrators hold up a flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a demonstration against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in downtown Srinagar on July 18, 2014.; Credit: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images A new documentary airing tonight on Frontline follows the leader of an “underground railroad” operation in Northern Iraq that […]

How one woman beat cancer while pregnant

How one woman beat cancer while pregnant

Cancer is bad enough – but imagine having to fight it while pregnant; Credit: /iStockphoto Being pregnant is hard enough. But pregnant and battling cancer, that is almost unthinkable. In the book “Bald, Fat & Crazy: How I Beat Cancer While Pregnant with One Daughter and Adopting Another” author Stephanie Hosford shares her experience of […]