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“Everyone deserves a workplace free of fear, harassment and sexual misbehavior and I applaud the courage of women working in and around the Capitol who are coming forward and making their voices heard. (Credit: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)
De León announced Monday he has hired the law office of Amy Oppenheimer to conduct an external investigation into harassment and assault allegations, and the consulting firm CPS HR Consulting to review Senate policies on harassment, discrimination and retaliation. California Senate leader Kevin de León will hire two outside firms to look into allegations of a widespread culture of sexual harassment in the state Capitol. State Sen. Read the full story on LATimes.com. Kevin de León speaks in Boyle Heights on Oct. 38.581572
Female Lawmakers, Staffers and Lobbyists Launch Website, Speak Out on ‘Pervasive’ Harassment in State Capitol 16, 2017. “There’s always more employers can do to protect their employees,” De León said in a statement. De León also sent letters to lobbyists in the Capitol community detailing how existing rules protect non-employees.
“And as we move this into the legal realm, it is important to us that we have a piece of the action.”
Read the full story on LATimes.com. “For so long, people that were black, people that were Latino, we have paid the price for this business,” City Council President Herb Wesson, who is African American, said at a recent community forum in Watts. Now that marijuana is on the brink of legalization in California, Los Angeles leaders want to make sure that disadvantaged people can cash in. has been crafting regulations to permit a wide range of marijuana businesses as the state prepares to legalize the sale of recreational pot. The war on drugs has taken a disproportionate toll on people who are poor, black or Latino, community activists have long lamented. Under a proposal drafted by outside consultants and released this week, the city would provide extra help to some people seeking to run cannabis businesses, in an attempt to address the uneven effects of the drug war. L.A.
MIAMI – Scrawny. Short. The numbers prove a point despite a seemingly goofy premise – 95 percent of the real-life customers who received a bullied Whopper Jr., reported the sandwich was badly roughed-up. Fat. Ugly. You have to start somewhere and they chose to start within.”
-118.243685 Burger King is speaking up against bullying during National Bullying Prevention Month with an eye-opening campaign called “Bullying Junior.”
The spot shows an experiment that took place in a Los Angeles-area Burger King restaurant.
It is unclear why her time at Fox ended. Two sources confirmed the $32 million figure to CNN on condition of anonymity. Observers speculated that the revelation could cause further trouble for Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox. The staggering sum — paid to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl — was revealed in a New York Times exposé on Saturday. Television host Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016, in New York City. Last month O’Reilly returned to Fox for the first time since his ouster — for a highly rated visit to Sean Hannity’s show. In an interview, O’Reilly told The Times that “I never mistreated anyone” and “this is crap.”
Related: Bill O’Reilly appears on Fox News for first time since his ouster
O’Reilly lost his job at Fox in April after The Times revealed the existence of other settlements with women who had accused him of sexual harassment or verbal abuse. But Hannity said he hoped O’Reilly would come back for more appearances. I wish you all the best.” “The company subsequently acted based on the terms of this contract.”
The new contract gave Fox an “out.”
They exercised that option in April — when the smaller settlement payments were reported by the Times, many advertisers fled O’Reilly’s show, and the network decided to replace him with Tucker Carlson. Savenok/Getty Images)
Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct. (Credit: Ilya S. “His new contract, which was made at a time typical for renewals of multi-year talent contracts, added protections for the company specifically aimed at harassment, including that Mr. British regulators said scandals in the U.S. have already threatened its attempt to acquire the European satellite network Sky. (Credit: Ilya S. But her departure came at the exact same time as the $32 million settlement with O’Reilly. A spokesman for 21st Century Fox said Saturday that the company knew about the existence of a new settlement during their contract negotiations, but not the exact amount. The $32 million payout to Wiehl is far, far higher than any of the previously known settlements. Related: ‘Sad’ Bill O’Reilly vows ‘the truth will come out’ in first extended comments since firing
According to the newspaper’s report, Wiehl’s complaints “included allegations of repeated harassment, a non-consensual sexual relationship and the sending of gay pornography and other sexually explicit material to her.” The story cited “people briefed on the matter.”
After the settlement deal was reached, Wiehl signed an affidavit that said she had “no claims against Bill O’Reilly,” according to The Times, which viewed the document. O’Reilly that he had settled the matter personally, on financial terms that he and Ms. “When the company renewed Bill O’Reilly’s contract in February, it knew that a sexual harassment lawsuit had been threatened against him by Lis Wiehl, but was informed by Mr. O’Reilly could be dismissed if the company was made aware of other allegations or if additional relevant information was obtained in a company investigation,” the spokesman added. “It has been my pleasure and privilege to work with many of you during my time at Fox,” Wiehl wrote. The purpose was to promote O’Reilly’s book. The story immediately raised new questions about the ongoing Justice Department investigation into Fox News. “After 15 years on the air as a legal analyst for Fox News, I have decided to leave Fox to devote myself to my writing and other pursuits,” Wiehl wrote in an email to colleagues on January 18. His camp believes the leaks about the Wiehl settlement might be coming from Fox to hurt him. Wiehl had agreed were confidential and not disclosed to the company,” the spokesman said. Savenok/Getty Images)
Fox Gave Bill O’Reilly Large Contract After $32 Million Sexual Misconduct Settlement
Television host Bill O'Reilly attends the Hollywood Reporter's 2016 35 Most Powerful People in Media at Four Seasons Restaurant on April 6, 2016, in New York City. Wiehl had been a regular on “The O’Reilly Factor” for well over a decade. The email was obtained by CNN. Saturday’s developments may make that more difficult. The deal was struck in January, right before O’Reilly and Fox finalized an even bigger deal — a $25-million-a-year contract renewal. The new Times story comes at a time when O’Reilly is actively seeking a new TV commentary job — meaning he could be challenging Fox. But the company now faces fresh questions about why it renewed O’Reilly’s contract at all, given that there were brand new allegations of misconduct at the time the contract negotiations were taking place. “The Times printed leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously designed to embarrass Bill O’Reilly and to keep him from competing in the marketplace,” O’Reilly’s spokesman Mark Fabiani said in a statement on Saturday. “I thank each and every one of you who have been so helpful to me over the years.
At a news conference, Dugan expressed his exasperation and how he went from frustration to anger when dealing with the unsolved homicides. But the killer still managed to escape. The 22-year-old Mitchell was shot in front of his home October 10 and died in the hospital. Our officers found Anthony Naiboa out there. But even for those who do not have information, Dugan urged residents to stand up to whoever is victimizing the neighborhood. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Police in Tampa, Florida, are urging residents in one neighborhood not to be “held hostage” by fear after the killing of three people in 11 days — shootings that investigators say are related. Naiboa’s death came eight days after the discovery of 32-year-old Monifa Hoffa, who police say died October 11 but was found two days later by a city employee. The latest killing in the Seminole Heights area happened Thursday. If that brings attention to this, that’s fine.”
Following the killing of Hoffa, police encompassed the area with a SWAT team, helicopters and K-9 units. All within a mile of each other, the killings prompted investigators to discuss the possibility of a connection between the three deaths. Tampa police are now working with Crime Stoppers and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest or conviction of the Seminole Heights killer. “Our officers heard the gunshots. “We are still sifting through evidence. Through the proximity and the time frame, they are related,” Tampa interim Police Chief Brian Dugan said Friday. Hoffa was found in a vacant parking lot half a mile from where the body of Benjamin Mitchell, the first fatality in the string of homicides, was found. We have a heavy presence and this person, whoever did it, was able to sneak away,” said Dugan. Naiaboa was found dead 200 yards away from Mitchell’s home. “We’re not going to be held hostage by whoever is doing this,” he said. A police officer sits in his patrol car at an abandoned building in Tampa, Florida on August 26, 2012. When asked whether or not police believed it might be a serial killer, Dugan said their priority was not on what to label the suspect. “We think they’re related. Police said Anthony Naiboa, an autistic 20-year-old who had just graduated from Middleton High School, accidentally got on the wrong bus when he left work that night and ended up in the southeast Tampa neighborhood by mistake. “Right now, I’m focused on the families,” he said. “We need everyone to come out of their homes at night, turn on their porch lights, and just not tolerate this type of terrorism.”
-82.457178 “There is no doubt in our minds about that.”
Police chief’s frustration
Despite the suspected connection between the three killings, police have refrained from directly calling the suspect a serial killer. We can call it what we want. Police said they believe the young man was making his way towards another stop but did not get more than 200 yards from where he was dropped off before he was shot and killed. The suspect should not be assumed to be black or white or even a male, he said. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)
Tampa Police Say 3 Killings in 11 Days Are Related, Have Not Yet Called Suspect a Serial Killer
A police officer sits in his patrol car at an abandoned building in Tampa, Florida on August 26, 2012.
“Our payment providers are unable to process payments connected to the production or sale of cannabis (including CBD oil), even in situations where such payments would be permitted under State Law,” said YouCaring’s Camelia Gendreau in a statement. Now an attempt to crowdfund money online for farmers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties has been shut down by payment provider WePay. Banks can handle marijuana money, but they have to jump through additional hoops. Because selling marijuana violates federal law, even when it’s allowed by individual states, most farms lack proper insurance and won’t qualify for federal aid. He managed to raise more than $13,000 before the site suspended the fundraiser on Monday and began refunding donations. The company can’t be associated with crimes that are a high priority for the government, like selling to minors, using federal land to grow, use of firearms, or transporting across state lines. A marijuana plant is seen in this file photo. “It’s very tough. WePay did point to a potential workaround for future fundraisers. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Because it’s illegal on the federal level, processing payments related to marijuana is technically considered money laundering. 38.837522
-120.895824 He used personal crowdfunding site YouCaring and set a goal of $25,000. The growers whose crops burned down were gearing up for January 1, when recreational marijuana stores open across California. However it is possible. (The company is currently in the process of being acquired by JPMorgan Chase.)
Related: Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires
In states where marijuana is legal, the industry has struggled with how to work with traditional banking institutions. Marijuana was a $2.8 billion industry in the state in 2016 and it’s expected to grow to $6.5 billion by 2020, according to The Arcview Group. “Unfortunately, we don’t see a lot of reform coming from the federal government for a long time.”
Recreational marijuana is legal in seven states and medical marijuana is allowed in 29 states. The banks must also file activity reports for any marijuana related transactions. Now affected growers will have to find other ways to cover their losses. To help the families and businesses impacted by the fires, Hezekiah Allen, executive director of the California Growers Association, set up an online fundraiser. WePay, which was handling the donations for Allen’s fundraiser, says it cannot process any payments related to the drug because of federal law, government notices, and requirements from its bank and credit card partners. They must know who their customers are and verify that they’re operating according to state law and not breaking the big federal laws. It would be difficult to meet all the requirements on a crowdfunding campaign with various unknown recipients and donors. However, it is still classified as a Schedule I drug substance by the federal government, alongside cocaine, heroin and LSD. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN, also weighed in with its own guidelines specifically for banking services. YouCaring said fundraising for marijuana-related purposes isn’t allowed by its payment providers, WePay and PayPal. Recovery poses unique challenges for the growers. The U.S. The Justice Department previously directed federal prosecutors not to go after marijuana businesses complying with state laws. Since the law paving the way for full legalization was passed more than a year ago, farmers have been investing heavily in their crops and the various permits and requirements necessary to attain legal status. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Online Fundraiser for Marijuana Farms Burned by NorCal Fires Shut Down
A marijuana plant is seen in this file photo. “We have no other choice,” said WePay’s Jeremy Milk. I know some marijuana companies have tried to raise money for their own businesses through crowdfunding and Kickstarting with limited success,” said Ken Berke, co-founder of PayQwick, a financial services company that specializes in banking and compliance for marijuana companies. “We can process payments for campaigns to support victims of the Northern California fires, but not to support victims’ cannabis crops,” said Milk.
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The Directors Guild of America has filed disciplinary charges against member Harvey Weinstein, the organization announced Saturday. “As directors and team members who solve problems for a living, we are committed to eradicating the scourge of sexual harassment on our industry,” the statement read, with Schlamme adding the Weinstein controversy had inspired him “to look inside” himself. DGA President Thomas Schlamme said that the guild made the charges over a week ago, on Oct. Read the full story on LATimes.com. Producer Harvey Weinstein poses as he arrives for the amfAR's 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. 13. (Credit: Alberto Pizzoli /AFP/Getty Images)
Directors Guild Files Disciplinary Charges Against Harvey Weinstein
Producer Harvey Weinstein poses as he arrives for the amfAR's 24th Cinema Against AIDS Gala on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. The DGA released the news after its quarterly National Board of Directors meeting in New York City on Saturday. In a statement, the guild also condemned sexual harassment, noting that the issue went beyond “one person” and urged those in the industry to break a “shameful code of complicity” by speaking out about the problem. Typically, the DGA does not make public remarks about “internal union matters, but has decided to make an exception in this case,” according to a guild statement.
Read the full story on LATimes.com. The evacuation order was lifted at 4:30 p.m. near Shasta Way, about three miles north of the Mexican border. Cal Fire attacked the blaze with aircraft and dozens of fire rigs. Some wind gusts were reported at 25 to 30 mph. #RedFlagWarning in effect for highlighted areas Sunday-Tuesday. The fire broke out about 1:20 p.m. It burned in a southwest direction, pushed by hot, dry winds of about 15 mph, authorities said. Residents along Church Road were advised to evacuate for several hours Saturday afternoon as a wind-driven brush fire bore down toward their homes south of State Route 94, authorities said. Evacuation orders at the Campo Indian Reservation in San Diego County have been lifted as firefighters continue to make progress in controlling a wildfire in the area, authorities said. Dangerous conditions for #wildfire spread lie ahead. #cawx pic.twitter.com/5B0PE2BFr8
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Wortley did not directly address Price’s question about quarantine, pivoting instead to describing the state’s programs for identifying and tracking HIV patients. Proper care can eliminate virus spread
Price was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in a 2015 special election to represent Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Getting tested and knowing one’s status is the first step in the fight to end HIV/AIDS. … What would you advise, or are there any methods, legally, that we could do that would curtail the spread?”
Price, whose husband, Dr. “It just seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers — well, they are carriers — but, potential to spread,” Betty Price said. The LGBQT advocacy group GLAAD on Friday demanded an apology from Price. Betty Price (C) listens during Tom Price's confirmation hearing January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Tom Price, resigned last month from President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, raised the issue during a committee meeting. “My first impression is, ‘Thank god, as a doctor, she is not treating people with HIV,’ because she clearly knows nothing about the disease,” Robbins said. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
A Georgia state representative — who is also an anesthesiologist and the wife of the former federal Health and Human Services secretary — asked at a public hearing Tuesday about the legality of quarantining HIV patients to stop the spread of the virus that causes AIDS. CNN legal analyst Mel Robbins also criticized Price. Advocacy group demands apology
The quarantining of people with HIV has not been a matter of serious discussion since the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. “We have come a long way in how we understand and talk about HIV as a nation, and comments like those made by Georgia State Representative Betty Price fly in the face of that progress, and of basic decency,” the group’s president, Sarah Kate Ellis, said in a written statement. Those carriers can then unwittingly infect their sexual partners or, in the case of drug users, individuals with whom they share needles or syringes. Men and women who are HIV-positive can virtually eliminate their chances of transmitting the virus if they are under proper care. “What are we legally able to do?” Dr. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, resigned as HHS secretary amid a scandal over his use of private planes. The Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists supported Price’s candidacy. It is “reprehensible” that the comments were made by a physician and a lawmaker, Ellis added. The CDC estimates 1 in 7 people who have HIV don’t know they are infected. “Whereas, in the past, they died more readily, and then at that point, they are not posing a risk. Betty Price, a Republican, asked Dr. She serves as deputy whip for the Republican caucus and is a member of the Health and Human Services Committee, according to her official biography. “I don’t want to say the ‘quarantine’ word, but I guess I just said it. Pascale Wortley, director of the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Surveillance Section at the Georgia Department of Public Health. The Georgia Department of Public Health, on behalf of Wortley, declined to comment. “As was the case with Ebola, to have any kind of quarantine, the immediate threat to the public would have to be so substantial as to warrant the infringement upon someone’s individual rights.”
Price’s office did not respond to CNN’s multiple requests for comment. At that time, about half of respondents to a poll by the Los Angeles Times found said AIDS should be added to the list of infectious diseases that require quarantine. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
GOP Georgia Lawmaker Asks If People With HIV Can Be ‘Legally’ Quarantined
Betty Price (C) listens during Tom Price's confirmation hearing January 17, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. So, we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they’re not in treatment.”
An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2014, the most recent year for which this information is available, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Firefighters were called to a 4-story condominium complex in the 12700 building of Burbank Boulevard around 12:59 p.m. Authorities have not yet determined that Saturday’s blaze is related to the other fires but residents in the area are beginning to express concern. Saturday’s fire follows a string of arson fires that have impacted North Hollywood in recent weeks. It’s kind of scary because this is supposed to be a secure area.”
Los Angeles authorities are investigating after four vehicles and one condo unit caught fire in North Hollywood on Saturday. Authorities said there is no indication that the fire is related to the ones in North Hollywood. The blaze was extinguished around 1:23 p.m.
Trump planned his taped message to hail the resiliency of the American people following the devastation of this year’s deadly hurricanes and wildfires. In it, he calls the effort of his predecessors “tremendous.”
“To Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Clinton tweeted Saturday morning that he was proud to be participating. “It’s important that those affected by these devastating storms know that even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we’re with them for the long haul,” President George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Country music singer Lee Greenwood was emcee for the event. They have since resumed the effort in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. (Credit: CNN)
Five Former Presidents Attend Hurricane Relief Concert in Texas; Trump Appears in Video Message
All five living former U.S. Bush and Barack Obama, Melania and I want to express our deep gratitude for your tremendous assistance,” Trump says in the message. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The concert is not the first time the former presidents have joined forces. (Credit: CNN)
All five living former US Presidents took part in a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts, while President Donald Trump was scheduled to appear in a taped video message to the concertgoers, the White House announced Saturday. Bush said. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Bush, George W. The former President raised his family in Texas and also was once a US congressman from the state. Presidents appeared at a Texas concert raising money for hurricane relief efforts. Presidents appeared at a Texas concert raising money for hurricane relief efforts. As of Saturday night, the effort had raised $31 million in tax-deductible, private funds from over 80,000 donors, according to organizers. Funds collected through concert ticket sales will be distributed through various organizations in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Bush and Jimmy Carter attended Saturday night’s event, named “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal,” at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This wonderful effort reminds us that we truly are one nation under God, all unified by our values and our devotion to one another.”
A White House official said Trump was “honored to be given an opportunity to participate in relief and recovery efforts,” adding that the President “encourages all Americans to be as generous as they can in helping storm survivors through this difficult time.”
The concert featured rock and country musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Sam Moore and Yolanda Adams. Left to right are Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Left to right are Jimmy Carter, George H.W. “We love you Texas,” the elder Bush said in a video posted to the One America Appeal site. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. All five living former U.S. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. After Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in September, all five started the “One America Appeal” charity effort and filmed a video urging citizens to help out amid the devastating flooding.
-121.152455 The incident occurred Friday afternoon at California State Prison-Sacramento as the guards tried to stop two inmates from attacking another in the yard, said Krissi Khokhobashvili, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison is located in Folsom. Read the full story on LATimes.com. They resorted to pepper-spray grenades, then fired a warning shot, Khokhobashvili said. The rounds are not intended to penetrate the skin. The guards initially used less-than-lethal force — including 40-millimeter impact rounds, which are similar to rubber bullets — in trying to break up the fight, she said. Guards at a state prison in Northern California killed one inmate and critically wounded another as they tried to break up a fight in the recreation yard of the facility, authorities said Saturday.
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Houston Astros Beat New York Yankees, Will Face L.A. Then, he flipped it. He flipped it with so much joy, so much excitement, and soon his dreams were fulfilled. The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The smallest man on the field carried his weapon until he was certain that his fly ball was a home run, that his Houston Astros had a two-run lead, that their season was a step closer to lasting at least another week. Their one World Series visit, in 2005, ended in a sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox. (Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Fifty feet from home plate, Jose Altuve’s bat hit ground. Dallas Keuchel likely will face Clayton Kershaw in Game 1. 25. No road team won in this series. The baseball touched down 314 feet further, in the third row of the right-field seats. Read the full story on LATimes.com. The Astros have lost only twice at Minute Maid Park since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. Dodgers in World Series
The Houston Astros celebrate after defeating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-0 to win Game Seven of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas. This year, a date with the Dodgers awaits, beginning Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. Houston has never advanced further. He had swung hard, and he had not let go. The Astros shut out the New York Yankees, 4-0, on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, surviving a hardscrabble American League Championship Series and securing their spot in the 2017 World Series.