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Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old
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Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. Four county child services workers involved with his case have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records.; Credit: NBC4 In what’s an extremely rare circumstance, the Los Angeles district attorney has charged four social workers at the […]

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. Four county child services workers involved with his case have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records.; Credit: NBC4 In what’s an extremely rare circumstance, the Los Angeles district attorney has charged four social workers at the […]

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

A woman takes her morning walk near the SoCal Gas Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Critics of keeping the Aliso Canyon gas storage field open after its blowout disaster are at odds with California state energy officials who say the partial shutdown of the facility could lead […]

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

A woman takes her morning walk near the SoCal Gas Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Critics of keeping the Aliso Canyon gas storage field open after its blowout disaster are at odds with California state energy officials who say the partial shutdown of the facility could lead […]

Should flight attendants wear headscarves on flights to the Middle East?

Should flight attendants wear headscarves on flights to the Middle East?

Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran. ; Credit: -/AFP/Getty Images Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran. The company sent a memo to employees detailing the dress code in March, which includes pants and loose-fitting clothing […]

Examining the role of Superdelegates in selecting a Democratic nominee

Examining the role of Superdelegates in selecting a Democratic nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests at a campaign rally at the Wisconsin Convention Center on April 4, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Senator Bernie Sanders has been casting himself more and more as the most electable Democrat in the general election, an effort targeted at wooing superdelegates, […]

AirTalk Election 2016: Dem and GOP candidates fight hard for Wisconsin primary voters

AirTalk Election 2016: Dem and GOP candidates fight hard for Wisconsin primary voters

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at an event March 30, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.; Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images Larry Mantle is joined by NPR’s political team for a roundup of the week ahead on the campaign trail as candidates battle over Wisconsin’s primary. Speaking in LaCrosse today, GOP candidate Donald Trump said […]

An early look at who might throw their hat in for Governor of California

An early look at who might throw their hat in for Governor of California

Then-Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa speaks at the 81st annual U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been up and down California as part of a 38-day listening tour. His outreach lays a […]

City, homeless advocates disagree on new law limiting homeless people’s property

City, homeless advocates disagree on new law limiting homeless people’s property

A member of a clean-up crew looks at belongings of a homeless person on a public sidewalk February 28, 2013 in downtown skid row area of Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Whatever can be fit into a 60-gallon container is what the homeless are allowed to store on sidewalks, alleys, and parkways in […]

Virtual Reality becomes reality for Oculus Rift consumers

Virtual Reality becomes reality for Oculus Rift consumers

Westfield introduces world first Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headsets ahead of ‘Future Fashion’ an immersive pop-up experience.; Credit: Tim P. Whitby Reviews are in for the much-anticipated virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, as it ships out to consumers this week. Time magazine’s tech reporter, Lisa Eadicicco, calls the technology pricey ($600, plus the cost […]