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Tony Rock Talks “All Def Comedy” Revival and New Live Twitter Show

And don’t miss Tony on “The Warm Up” Thursday nights at 7:30pm live on Twitter @NBA or at TheWarmUp.Twitter.com
This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on November 21st, 2016. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Tony Rock stopped by the KTLA Morning News to talk about the ‘All Def Comedy’ revival re-airing Wednesday November 23rd and Tuesday November 29th on HBO.

LAX to Be Among the Busiest U.S. Airports for Thanksgiving Holiday; Record Number of Travelers Expected

23, 2011. The busiest airport is expected to be Chicago O’Hare International Airport, followed by Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport, according to an analysis by the travel site Orbitz.com. 23, 2011. Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. Airports for Thanksgiving Holiday; Record Number of Travelers Expected

Los Angeles International Airport is shown in a file photo on Nov. Airport officials expect 2.3 million travelers to fly through LAX during the holiday week, an 8% increase from the record set in 2015. Los Angeles International Airport is shown in a file photo on Nov. But the busiest airports don’t always cause the worst headaches. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

With more Americans hitting the road — and the skies — for the Thanksgiving holiday, travelers stuck at airports can expect longer lines and bigger headaches. 33.941589
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2.3 Million Travelers Expected to Pass Through LAX During Thanksgiving Holiday Period
Travelers Depart, Arrive at LAX in Droves as Thanksgiving Weekend Comes to an End (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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Australian Zoo Celebrates Birth of Rare Echidna Puggles

They can be buried up to 30cm deep in their burrow, so they’ll just sleep and use all their energy to grow and develop.”
Pudgy AND sleepy? “This is a big step forward for Taronga. Besides being fat-bellied handfuls of pure cuteness, echidnas are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

It took almost 30 years, but the Taronga Zoo in Sydney has finally been graced with some baby puggles. The babies debuted last week at the newly completed breeding facility at the zoo, though they were hatched all the way back in August. “A day in the puggle world consists of lots of sleeping. Puggles are baby short-beaked echidnas, a species of spiny anteater. By monitoring the puggles so closely we’ve now got a good broad understanding of their growth cycle and development,” Lemon explained. Now, go spread the good word of the puggles. We have one mum, Spike, who is so attentive that she returns to feed her baby every second day,” said Suzie Lemon, a keeper at Taronga Zoo. According to the Taronga Zoo’s Paul Fahy, their numbers are decreasing in their native Australia due to loss of habitat. After they’re born, the little puggles cozy up in their mothers’ pouch until they grow spines and hair for protection. “All three mothers are doing an amazing job and tending to their puggles as needed. Obviously, this makes the zoo’s new puggle trio even more precious. Your favorite animal lover will thank you. The Taronga babies don’t have names yet, but the keepers took to the zoo’s Facebook page to ask for some suggestions. The Taronga Zoo in Australia introduced three baby puggles last week. Echidnas are officially your new Thanksgiving spirit animal. They are shy and elusive in the wild, making reproductive habits nearly impossible to study. (Credit: Taronga Zoo via CNN)
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DIY Thanksgiving Decor and Entertaining Ideas

For more information on Jessie Daye and so many more of her creative DIY ideas, visit her website or follow her on instagram @LilyShop. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

DIY Expert and Founder of Lilyshop.com Jessie Daye joined us live with DIY Thanksgiving décor and entertaining ideas.

Heartbreaking Video Shows Teacher Snatching Mic Away From West Virginia Boy With Autism at School Play

I’m sick of kids that are not considered “normal” be treated the way they are.”
Comments on the post have been supportive of Caleb, who Amanda says has a mild form of autism. Now plenty of people online are asking the same question, as the heartbreaking video showing the little boy being brought to tears by the incident as the crowd looked on has gone viral. Linsey I think her name is grabbed the microphone from Caleb and in a mean way,” Amanda’s post reads. When it was Caleb’s turn, a teacher grabs the microphone from the stand. Mark Manchin explained. In the footage, children in Thanksgiving costumes are seen approaching the microphone one-by-one to thank the audience for coming at the end of the school play. “This teacher, as all of our teachers, truly care about these young boys and girls. The online community’s response to the teacher’s behavior was swift condemnation. “I left in tears because one teacher Mrs. “It’s a mistake that was made. Caleb’s mom, Amanda, was filming the play, and found herself brought to tears by the incident. The public outcry has prompted the superintendent of schools to look into the incident. There was no malice,” Harrison County Schools Superintendent Dr. What does it matter if he wanted to say gobble gobble he was the turkey after all. She posted the video to social media. The program was over, at least as I understand, and the teacher had taken the microphone.”

Caleb’s mom later shared a video of Caleb, finally getting to deliver his closing line, “Gobble, gobble gobble!”

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That’s the question one mother can be heard asking in a video after a teacher in West Virginia snatched the microphone away from the stage just before a 6-year-old boy with autism was about to deliver his closing line at a school Thanksgiving play, WDTV in Bridgeport reported last week.  “My son is a little different I know this but his heart is so big and he loves everyone. Caleb exclaims, “Oh no!” as the teacher took the microphone away, leaving the tearful boy to stand in his turkey costume alone on the stage.

After Calling Off L.A. Show, Kanye West Cancels U.S. Dates of Saint Pablo Tour: Source

(Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Just days after pledging allegiance to President-elect Donald Trump — and hours after cutting short a concert in Sacramento — Kanye West has called off his L.A. Kanye West hovers above the crowd at the Forum on Oct. Just got word from a source that @kanyewest informed his crew that remaining dates of U.S. Dates of Saint Pablo Tour: Source

Kanye West hovers above the crowd at the Forum on Oct. 25. noting that the show had been axed. Refunds, the venue’s announcement said, would be available at the point of purchase. 25. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) November 21, 2016

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com. Show, Kanye West Cancels U.S. #SaintPabloTour are nixed. 34.052234
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Kanye West, $53 Million in Debt, Offered Job by Philadelphia PD; GoFundMe Page Also Started Now word comes from Times staff writer Gerrick Kennedy that the artist will be cancelling more of his concert dates. The Sunday concert was canceled about three hours before showtime. The Forum sent out a tweet Sunday about 5 p.m. (Credit: Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

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After Calling Off L.A. date Sunday night at The Forum. — Gerrick D. No statement from West’s label or the tour’s promoter, Live Nation, was immediately available.

6th Annual Christmas Tree Lane

All trees will be available for pickup starting December 4, 2016. For more information, click HERE. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com. All proceeds go to benefit abused and neglected children. Available for purchase via an online auction and through bids placed at the hotel via computer kiosks, the Christmas trees are lighted, decorated. The Christmas trees come complete with decorations, lights, tree skirt, gifts attached, and will be available for pick up early December. Some even come with gift certificates to local restaurants and attractions. The Christmas Trees are sponsored and decorated by local partners, such as Disney, South Coast Plaza, Visit Anaheim, McHenry Plantation, FedEx, Zov’s Bistro and the Hilton Anaheim to name a few. Guests and the public can stroll through the newly renovated hotel lobby among beautifully adorned Christmas trees and enjoy the creative design and uniqueness of each tree. For more information about Eli Home and its holiday fundraiser, visit their website. All trees are available for purchase through online auction and through bids placed at the hotel computer kiosk. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

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Gayle Anderson was live in Anaheim, where the Eli Home for Abused Children and the Hilton Anaheim, are partnering to host the 6th Annual “Christmas Tree Lane.”  Local organizations and businesses have sponsored decorated Christmas trees for auction.

New Details Expected to Be Released Monday in Arrest of Maywood Rape Suspect

Martinez, a resident of Maywood, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday; he is being held on $1 million bail, according to the Sheriff’s Department. New information regarding the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a 28-year-old rape suspect is expected to be released when L.A. Salvador Martinez is seen in a photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Nov. The news conference is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. Robert Peacock. 17, 2016. County sheriff’s officials hold a news conference about the case Monday morning. Martinez is suspected of entering a woman’s home in the area of Slauson and Maywood avenues in Maywood through a window and sexually assaulting her on Nov. 13, according to sheriff’s officials. Forensic evidence is being used to try and confirm a link. The briefing is taking place three days after Salvador Martinez was apprehended near Fresno, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators believe Martinez may be connected to a series of similar crimes in the area that have occurred in the area since early October, according to sheriff’s Lt.  
 

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Amid Angry Trump Tweets, ‘Hamilton’ Star Says There Is ‘Nothing to Apologize for’

He said cast members and show runners, including creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, were involved in crafting it. After the curtain, Dixon addressed Pence and said the cast hoped the show “inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
Dixon said he was approached by a producer shortly before the show about reading the statement. The “Hamilton” star who read a message from the stage to Vice President-elect Mike Pence says the cast has “nothing to apologize for” — despite President-elect Donald Trump’s angry tweets. Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the critically acclaimed hit, told “CBS This Morning” that the message was meant as a show of love and unity. “We’re here to cheer each other on.”
Some people in the audience booed when Pence showed up for Friday night’s performance on Broadway. The cast of Hamilton had a message for Vice President-elect Mike Pence who was in the audience on Nov. Trump fired off a series of tweets over the weekend. Asked on CBS about Trump’s response, Dixon said, “There’s nothing to apologize for.”
“We recognize that ‘Hamilton’ is an inherently American story told by the definition of the American community,” Dixon said, adding that the show’s resonance “demands that we make statements when there are important issues, I think, facing us as a community.”
Pence said he wasn’t offended. “I do want to say that the basic element, the center of that message is one I want to address and that is I know this is a very disappointing time for people that did not see their candidate win in this national election,” Pence said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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Trump Says Mike Pence Was ‘Harassed’ by ‘Hamilton’ Cast Who Called on Future VP to ‘Uphold Our American Values’
‘Hamilton’ Cast Addresses Mike Pence During Performance, Urges VP-Elect to ‘Uphold Our American Values’ 18, 2016. “We’re not here to boo,” Dixon said. One claimed Pence had been “harassed.” Another said that the “cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior.”
“Hamilton,” which won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for its depiction of the life of Alexander Hamilton, is sold out well into next year.

Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement for iPhone 6S Shutdown Problem

A software glitch with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus caused the battery icon to display more battery life than was actually left, leaving many people frustrated when their phones appeared to suddenly shut down. Apple’s battery replacement offer for the iPhone 6S applies worldwide. The company fixed the problem with an operating system update. It didn’t provide details on the battery fault that is causing the phones to unexpectedly go dark. And just last week, Apple acknowledged iPhone 6 Plus devices suffer from “Touch Disease” — when the phone’s touchscreen stops working after it has been bent or repeatedly dropped on the floor. Apple said the battery problem is “not a safety issue.” Its big rival Samsung pulled its flagship Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after repeated reports of the devices bursting into flames. (Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images)
The tech giant is offering owners of the problematic smartphones free replacement batteries. Apple’s announcement comes less than a week after a consumer watch group in China launched an investigation into the problem. “A very small number” of iPhone 6S devices manufactured between September and October 2015 are affected, Apple said in a statement Monday. The phones would not turn back on even when plugged into chargers, according to the consumer group. The tech company rolled out a repair program, charging customers $149 to cure the disease. Owners of eligible phones with cracked screens will have to repair them before getting the new battery, Apple said. “A considerable number” of Chinese users reported their iPhone 6 and 6S devices would suddenly turn off despite showing plenty of battery life, the China Consumers Association said in a statement. Consumers were plagued by a similar iPhone problem earlier this year. The Apple logo is displayed on the back of an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. 37.322998
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Vandals Spray Paint Swastikas on Elementary School in Denver

The parade will begin at Isabella Bird Community School, travel throughout Stapleton, and culminate at the east crescent of the Stapleton Founders Green for the annual Public Menorah Lighting,” Popack said. “It makes me feel happy when I see how much people care about this,” one girl said. Before the graffiti was removed, members of the community responded by posting messages of love on colorful paper hearts near a swastika painted on a door. Popack said this is the first time he has encountered this type of anti-Semetic bigotry since the founding of his center more than three years ago. “All residents of Stapleton are invited to join irrespective of affiliation or religion.”

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“The Jewish Life Center is announcing a public Menorah car parade to take place on Dec. Spokeswoman Raquel Lopez told Fox 31 the case is being investigated by detectives. The children already know there’s no room for intolerance and hate in the world. The vandalism at Isabella Bird Community School in Stapleton was quickly overpowered by acts of love and compassion on Sunday. Just hours after it was first noticed, people from different religious backgrounds came together with their children to turn the vandalism into a teachable moment. “I think the good beats the bad,” one young child said. Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Vandals spray-painted swastikas on a Colorado elementary school over the weekend. “It was heartwarming to see all the beautiful messages of love and support at the scene of the incident,” Popack said. By Sunday night, most of the graffiti had been washed away. “We condemn this deeply offensive act and stand together with our Stapleton neighbors in opposition to this and all forms of hatred and discrimination. The Denver Police Department said vandals might have hit the school Friday. 27.

Major Changes for Medicaid Coming Under Trump, GOP

The programs cost $509 billion in fiscal 2015, with the federal government shouldering 62% of the bill and states paying 38%. Also, states could charge non-disabled adults premiums under the Ryan proposal. On the campaign trail, Trump was emphatic about having the government provide coverage to the poor, even as he vowed to dismantle Obamacare. Participants also face no work requirements to get benefits. So far, 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, have done so, adding about 15.7 million more people to the rolls since late 2013, just before the provision took effect. His presidential transition platform calls for maximizing state flexibility, enabling them “to experiment with innovative methods to deliver healthcare to our low-income citizens.”
Capping federal funding is also popular among Republicans on Capitol Hill. (Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Think less federal funding, more state control, fewer participants and higher costs for those in the program. 38.907192
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Priebus Defends Trump’s $25M Settlement Saying President-Elect Wants to Lead Country ‘Without Distraction’ “HIP 2.0 takes consumer-driven Medicaid reform to the next level by replacing traditional Medicaid for many in Indiana with a plan that empowers participants to take charge of their health and to be cost-conscious consumers.”
Some 390,000 residents have enrolled in HIP 2.0, as of July. So just what would they do with this increased flexibility? One need only look to Vice President-elect Mike Pence to get an idea of how creative states can get. Here’s how Medicaid works now:
Nearly 73 million Americans are on Medicaid or the related Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Placing limits on federal reimbursements would end states’ incentive to get more money from Washington by enrolling more residents, and it would prompt states to make their programs more cost-effective, said Brian Blase, a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, a libertarian-leaning think tank based out of George Mason University. Pence, who is currently the governor of Indiana, agreed to expand Medicaid and even offer participants the option of limited dental and vision benefits. Republicans want to change that. That rate will gradually decrease to 90% by 2020. “You cannot let people die on the street, ok?,” he said at a CNN town hall in February. They point to the weakening of the federal welfare program, which was turned into a block grant in 1996. Also, the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare makes issuing block grants more complicated since the program is now so unequal. More than 90% of those who started making monthly contributions continued to do so through the year, according to a report commissioned by the state. He would also slow the annual rate of growth of funding. President-elect Donald Trump and vice president-elect Mike Pence listen to a question from the press regarding the musical ‘Hamilton’ before their meeting with investor Wilbur Ross at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Instead of funding the program through a federal match based on enrollment, Trump would give states a fixed amount of money, known as a block grant, and let them administer it. Currently, some adult enrollees have to pay small premiums or co-pays, but that is the exception rather than the rule. (The federal government has covered 100% of the expansion population’s costs for the first three years of the program. States that broadened their eligibility receive a lot more federal funding and serve many more residents. Block grants wouldn’t allow the program to expand during economic downturns. Left-leaning groups, however, say that funding caps could severely weaken Medicaid. Hoosiers who elect basic Medicaid coverage face co-pays, which could range from $4 to $8 per doctor visit or prescription and could run up to as high as $75 for each hospital stay. Medicaid enrollment soared during the Great Recession and its aftermath, rising from 42.4 million in 2007 to 55 million in 2013. Most enrollees are low-income children, pregnant women, parents, the disabled and the elderly. she said. Several Republican governors wanted to add work mandates to their Medicaid expansion programs, but the Obama administration turned down their requests. “They can come up with different ways to cover vulnerable in their states,” he said. Having Medicaid enrollees contribute to accounts or pay for medical care provides incentives for them to take more responsibility for their health, Indiana officials said in 2014, when they unveiled the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. Under Obamacare, low-income adults with incomes of up to 138% of the poverty line — $16,400 for a single person — were allowed to sign up in states that opted to expand their Medicaid programs. They want to limit the federal government’s financial responsibility, while giving states more direct control over whom to enroll and what kind of coverage participants receive. Ryan’s plan would allow states to require non-disabled adult enrollees to work, seek employment or participate in an educational or training program. For the core Medicaid program, the federal government matches between 50% and 72% of a state’s spending, depending on the state’s average income per capita.)
To cope with the reduced funding, states would receive more power over their Medicaid programs. The impact would depend on how tightly Congress reins in spending. Donald Trump likely won’t let Medicaid collapse, but he will vastly change the health insurance program for low-income Americans. The core grant has been set at a fixed amount of $16.5 billion since 1996 so its real value has fallen a third because of inflation. We gotta take care of people that can’t take care of themselves.”
But he also championed turning much of the program over to the states. House Speaker Paul Ryan would let states choose whether they want to receive a block grant or what’s known as a per-capita allotment, which would provide a fixed sum based on enrollment. “The problem is that everybody thinks that you people, as Republicans, hate the concept of taking care of people that are really, really sick and are gonna die. Under Ryan’s plan, states that haven’t expanded would not be allowed to do so, while states that did would gradually lose the enhanced reimbursements they receive under Obamacare to cover the expansion population. (This figure includes both those newly eligible under expansion and those who always met the criteria.)
While Democrats say the program is a vital part of the safety net, Republicans have long criticized it as being bloated, inefficient and rife with fraud. “Reforming traditional Medicaid is essential to creating better health outcomes and curbing the dramatic growth in Medicaid spending,” Pence said at the time. There are many different ways to structure block grants and their growth rates, said Diane Rowland, executive vice president at the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation. But, in return, enrollees must make monthly contributions of 2% of their annual household income to an account similar to a health savings account.