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    Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes files lawsuit alleging she was raped by Fox Business host Charles Payne


    Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who this year said she was raped in July 2013 by Fox Business Network host Charles Payne, made that allegation in a civil lawsuit filed Monday.Payne was suspended from his role as an on-air host July 6 while the...

    Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who this year said she was raped in July 2013 by Fox Business Network host Charles Payne, made that allegation in a civil lawsuit filed Monday.

    Payne was suspended from his role as an on-air host July 6 while the allegations, made to Fox News and its parent,...

    Billionaire investor Thomas Barrack sells his Santa Monica mansion for $34 million


    Thomas J. Barrack Jr., billionaire real estate mogul and informal advisor to President Trump, has sold his home in Santa Monica for approximately $34 million, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale. The 23,515-square-foot mansion,...

    Thomas J. Barrack Jr., billionaire real estate mogul and informal advisor to President Trump, has sold his home in Santa Monica for approximately $34 million, according to real estate sources with knowledge of the sale.

    The 23,515-square-foot mansion, designed by architect Richard Landry, briefly...

    Trump gives a forceful first address to U.N. General Assembly


    President Trump delivered a forceful inaugural speech to a packed United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a sprawling 42-minute address that ranged from warlike to flowery and that challenged some long-cherished tenets of U.S. foreign policy. With...

    President Trump delivered a forceful inaugural speech to a packed United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, a sprawling 42-minute address that ranged from warlike to flowery and that challenged some long-cherished tenets of U.S. foreign policy.

    With the cavernous hall packed so full that scores...

    Major earthquake strikes Mexico City


    A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage and injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office...

    A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.

    The extent of damage and injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue.

    Mexico's...

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    Football Sept. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m. Chaminade earns the favorite's role as Mission League begins Eric Sondheimer Usually it's Gardena Serra or Bishop Amat in the favorite's role for the start of the Mission League in football. But this season, it's...

    Football Sept. 19, 2017, 9:39 a.m. Chaminade earns the favorite's role as Mission League begins Eric Sondheimer Usually it's Gardena Serra or Bishop Amat in the favorite's role for the start of the Mission League in football. But this season, it's Chaminade earning the spot.The Eagles are 3-1 and...

    Jada Pinkett Smith shuts down Leah Remini's claims that she's a Scientologist


    Jada Pinkett Smith says she's no Scientologist. She's no Jew, Hindu or Buddhist either. The "Girls Trip" star, who often publicly shuts down rumors about her marriage and unique parenting style, set the record straight about her faith on Facebook in the...

    Jada Pinkett Smith says she's no Scientologist.

    She's no Jew, Hindu or Buddhist either.

    The "Girls Trip" star, who often publicly shuts down rumors about her marriage and unique parenting style, set the record straight about her faith on Facebook in the wake of ex-Scientologist Leah Remini's weekend...

    Walgreens and Rite Aid say FTC has approved their shrunken $4.38-billion deal


    Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators. The companies said Tuesday that they have Federal Trade Commission clearance for a slimmer...

    Walgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.

    The companies said Tuesday that they have Federal Trade Commission clearance for a slimmer version of a store-purchase agreement announced...

    Employer health insurance premiums show a small rise, less than the increase for Obamacare plans


    Family health insurance premiums rose an average of 3% this year for people getting coverage through their jobs, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tuesday. The average total cost of family premiums was $18,764...

    Family health insurance premiums rose an average of 3% this year for people getting coverage through their jobs, the sixth consecutive year of small increases, according to a study released Tuesday.

    The average total cost of family premiums was $18,764 for 2017, according to a survey of employers...

    California politics updates: State sends signal of 'resistance' to President Trump


    Privacy policy Read more State government Sept. 18, 2017, 9:53 a.m. Gov. Jerry Brown, at New York climate event, says Trump's actions are 'stupid' and 'dangerous' 2018 election Congressional races Sept. 18, 2017, 9:54 a.m. Doctor running against Rep. Ed...

    Privacy policy Read more State government Sept. 18, 2017, 9:53 a.m. Gov. Jerry Brown, at New York climate event, says Trump's actions are 'stupid' and 'dangerous' 2018 election Congressional races Sept. 18, 2017, 9:54 a.m. Doctor running against Rep. Ed Royce wins endorsement of group trying to...

    Bill Cunningham inspires Apple's in-store experiences


    Bill Cunningham is still influencing the world in ways even he could never have imagined. The famed street-style photographer died last year at age 87. Now filmmaker and former Home Shopping Network chief executive officer Mark Bozak has collaborated...

    Bill Cunningham is still influencing the world in ways even he could never have imagined. The famed street-style photographer died last year at age 87. Now filmmaker and former Home Shopping Network chief executive officer Mark Bozak has collaborated with Apple Inc. to create a series of free in-store...

    Repeal and replace is back, and scarier than ever


    Like the villain in a slasher movie, Senate Republicans keep coming for the health insurance of tens of millions of Americans. After Sen. John McCain’s dramatic “no” vote seemed to finish off this year’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care...

    Like the villain in a slasher movie, Senate Republicans keep coming for the health insurance of tens of millions of Americans. After Sen. John McCain’s dramatic “no” vote seemed to finish off this year’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a proposal by two senators with mostly unearned...

    Man who killed Fox executive having an affair with his wife gets 11 years in prison


    A convicted drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for his role in the 2012 slaying of a 20th Century Fox executive whose decomposed body was found in the desert more than two years after he disappeared. Before handing down the sentence,...

    A convicted drug dealer was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for his role in the 2012 slaying of a 20th Century Fox executive whose decomposed body was found in the desert more than two years after he disappeared.

    Before handing down the sentence, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge...

    The book Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt's wife, was working on when she died will be published in February


    The book Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife who died unexpectedly in 2016, had been working on will be published next year. McNamara, a true crime aficionado, had helped pursue the cold case of an assailant she dubbed the Golden State...

    The book Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife who died unexpectedly in 2016, had been working on will be published next year. McNamara, a true crime aficionado, had helped pursue the cold case of an assailant she dubbed the Golden State Killer.

    McNamara’s book, “I'll Be Gone in the...

    U.N. General Assembly live updates: Trump delivers forceful but highly unusual speech at annual gathering


    President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly."Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and...

    President Trump mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man" and denounced "loser terrorists" in the normally formal occasion of his maiden address to the United Nations General Assembly."Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime," Trump said in the provocative...

    Santana Moss says Robert Griffin III gloated when Redskins fired Mike Shanahan; RG3 calls comments 'a betrayal'


    Robert Griffin III accused his former Washington Redskins teammate Santana Moss of betraying him and lying by saying that RG3 gloated when coach Mike Shanahan was fired by the team after the 2013 season. During a radio interview Monday on WFAN in...

    Robert Griffin III accused his former Washington Redskins teammate Santana Moss of betraying him and lying by saying that RG3 gloated when coach Mike Shanahan was fired by the team after the 2013 season.

    During a radio interview Monday on WFAN in Washington, D.C., Moss told of a fractured relationship...

    Southern California home prices jump again. Lots of residents worry about affordability


    The Southern California real estate market continued to sizzle in August as home prices jumped 7.5% from a year earlier, highlighting new poll results showing widespread concern about the state’s housing affordability. Across the six-county region, the...

    The Southern California real estate market continued to sizzle in August as home prices jumped 7.5% from a year earlier, highlighting new poll results showing widespread concern about the state’s housing affordability.

    Across the six-county region, the median price increased to $500,000 from $465,000...