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Michael Phelps loses race against great white shark, sort of

Michael Phelps loses race against great white shark, sort of

News July 26, 2017 at 2:46 am 0 comments

PHELPS VS SHARK. Michael Phelps says he did not actually enter the water with the shark he was racing. Photo of Phelps from AFP

LOS ANGELES, USA – Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of modern times, has finally met his …

One hundred tenants a day lose their homes as rising rents and benefit freeze hit families

One hundred tenants a day lose their homes as rising rents and benefit freeze hit families

News July 23, 2017 at 2:43 am 0 comments

A record number of renters are being evicted from their homes, with more than 100 tenants a day losing the roof over their head, according to a shocking analysis of the nation’s housing crisis. The spiralling costs of renting a …

Lawyers examining reports on health of baby Charlie ahead of Monday hearing

Lawyers examining reports on health of baby Charlie ahead of Monday hearing

News July 22, 2017 at 5:33 am 0 comments

Lawyers are spending the weekend studying the latest expert reports on Charlie Gard as a High Court judge prepares to decide whether to let the terminally-ill baby travel to the United States for treatment.

Mr Justice Francis is scheduled to …

‘Juice’ will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

‘Juice’ will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

News July 21, 2017 at 6:07 am 0 comments

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool, file). FILE – In this May 15, 2013 file photo, O.J. Simpson returns to the witness stand to testify after a break during an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Simpson, the …

England’s new aura has Karen Carney thinking of gold at Euro 2017

England’s new aura has Karen Carney thinking of gold at Euro 2017

News July 21, 2017 at 3:02 am 0 comments

Karen Carney believes England have developed the sort of aura that distinguishes champions from also-rans. Although the Chelsea winger does not turn 30 until next month, the European Championship is her eighth major tournament and she can remember a time …

Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion

Plan calls for L.A., Long Beach ports to go to zero-emissions technology; cost could hit $14 billion

News July 20, 2017 at 2:44 am 0 comments

The Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex will seek to slash air pollution and health risks to Southern Californians by replacing diesel trucks and cargo equipment with zero-emissions technology over the next two decades. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles …

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

As Cities Raise Minimum Wages, Many States Are Rolling Them Back

News July 19, 2017 at 2:28 am 0 comments

In 2015, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) signs into law an ordinance raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. Though California isn’t one of them, 27 states have passed laws requiring cities to abide by …

Afghan Vice President’s Return Is Thwarted as Plane Is Turned Back

Afghan Vice President’s Return Is Thwarted as Plane Is Turned Back

News July 18, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

KABUL, Afghanistan — During nearly two months of de facto exile in Turkey, Afghanistan’s embattled vice president, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, hastily formed a new coalition of the discontented. On Monday, he tried to return to Afghanistan, to add to …

Procter & Gamble Faces Showdown With Activist Investor Peltz

Procter & Gamble Faces Showdown With Activist Investor Peltz

News July 18, 2017 at 8:03 am 0 comments

The billionaire investor Nelson Peltz disclosed on Monday that he was seeking a board seat at Procter & Gamble, setting up one of the biggest showdowns between an activist shareholder and a corporate titan.

It is yet another sign of …

Bay Area rent increases leave wage gains in the dust

Bay Area rent increases leave wage gains in the dust

News July 18, 2017 at 5:26 am 0 comments

Wage gains have fallen far behind skyrocketing costs for housing, a gap that’s emerged despite a robust job market in recent years, according to an unsettling report released Monday.

SAN JOSE — Wage gains have fallen far behind skyrocketing costs …