Monthly Archive: December 2016

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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose...

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“If Russia hacked, it was a public service”

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks isn’t sure if Russia was behind the email hacks that roiled the election. But if they were, he says, the release of information could be considered a public service. “I’m all for doing what’s necessary to protect the electorate but there’s no suggestion...

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Russia plane crash: Attack not ruled out by investigators

Investigators in Russia say they cannot rule out the possibility that an attack downed a jet over the Black Sea, with the loss of all 92 passengers and crew. An external “mechanical impact” could have caused Sunday’s disaster, a flight safety official said, while confirming...

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Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips The following Holiday Safety Tips were compiled, in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Crime Prevention Section, to contribute to the safety and security of people during the holiday season. The holiday season is always a special time of year....

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Today’s Joke

A signboard outside a restaurant read “Eat as much as you can, your grandchildren will pay the Bill” A man traveled to another city and located the restaurant, then he entered without inquiring about anything. He ate as he could, but just that once, got...

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Carrie Fisher, Star Wars’ Princess Leia, dies aged 60

  The actor Carrie Fisher, best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, has died, her family said on Tuesday. The news, which comes days after she was reported to have suffered a heart attack on a flight from London...

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The Very Reason Donald Trump Wants to Dissolve Foundation

  President-elect Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would dissolve the charity bearing his name, which has been embroiled in an ongoing controversy over potential conflicts of interest as he prepares to enter the Oval Office. In a statement, Trump said that the Donald...

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US abstention allows UN to demand end to Israeli settlements

The United Nations security council has adopted a landmark resolution demanding a halt to all Israeli settlement in the occupied territories after Barack Obama’s administration refused to veto the resolution. A White House official said Obama had taken the decision to abstain in the absence...