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Letters to the Editor: Is public education in L.A. really better off because of Eli Broad?

Readers discuss the late Eli Broad's vast legacy in Los Angeles, including his backing of charter schools and development in downtown.

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Prince Harry compares his life to ‘The Truman Show’
The renegade royal compared being a member of his famous family to being a character in the 1998 Jim Carrey film.
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Woman wakes up to find blood dripping on her from ceiling
Emergency crews discovered the man in the upstairs apartment had died from natural causes and had been decomposing for five or six days.
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Amazon aims to hire 75,000 new workers despite labor shortage
Amazon said Thursday it plans to hire 75,000 more warehouse workers and drivers in the US and Canada — and it's boosting wages and incentives in the face of a widening labor shortage.
Michael Irvin goes berserk on TV over Tom Brady-Bill Belichick showdown
NFL Network’s Michael Irvin is more than excited for the Buccaneers-Patriots matchup in Week 4 of the 2021 season. Following the release of the full NFL schedule on Wednesday night, Irvin went wild on-air over the anticipated Oct. 3 game when Tom Brady and the reigning champion Bucs will face off against his former Patriots...
Miami TV crew attacked filming fight on South Beach
A television news crew was attacked while filming a fight that broke out in Miami Beach on Wednesday night, police said.
Biden to speak on Colonial Pipeline attack as Americans face gasoline shortages
President Joe Biden will aim to ease concerns from Americans over high gas prices and fuel shortages after the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack.
Controversial Biden DOJ civil rights nominee takes step closer to confirmation
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday cast an 11-11 tie vote on the nomination of Kristen Clarke to be the assistant attorney general for civil rights, bringing the controversial nominee one step closer to confirmation.
Jerry Burns, longtime Vikings coach, dead at 94
Jerry Burns, who spent 24 years on the Minnesota Vikings’ coaching staff as a head coach and offensive coordinator, died Wednesday, the team said. Burns was 94.
Cruise Ship Deals From Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises, Carnival and Others
Americans can book cruises in parts of Europe and the Caribbean for departures from August, with ones from Costa Cruises departing as early as June.
Florida Man Wrestles Alligator Attacking His 8-Month-Old Puppy
The dog's heroic owner, Mike McCoy, recounted the scary scene: "He was in the death roll with that old gator."
Supreme Court considers plea from parents of man killed in St. Louis jail who was shackled facedown
When the Supreme Court meets behind closed doors on Thursday, the justices will discuss a case brought by parents who say their son, Nicholas Gilbert, died in police custody in St. Louis after law enforcement officers placed their weight on his back as he was shackled facedown.
Target stops selling sports, Pokémon cards after parking lot fight
Target will stop selling all sports and Pokémon trading cards on shelves after a man was attacked over the red-hot collectibles.
Steph Curry vs. LeBron James is a possibility as play-in game excitement heats up
With just four days left in the regular season, the intrigue surrounding the play-in format has drawn more attention than the race for the No. 1 seed.
12 States Cutting Off Extra Unemployment Benefits, Including for Gig, Self-Employed Workers
Republican governors in 12 states plan to cut off extra unemployment benefits, blaming them for making it harder for businesses to hire.
Asylum Seekers Dropped Off by Border Patrol Strain Resources of Arizona Border Towns
Instead of being transported to a city like Phoenix with a robust nonprofit support system and steady means of transportation, asylum seekers find themselves in small Arizona towns like Yuma.
Former Rangers captain Ryan Callahan latest to land ESPN job
The New York connection to Bristol continues.
Oprah reveals the 'inappropriate question' she once asked that makes her cringe
Oprah Winfrey is revealing that she once asked a celebrity a question that now makes her cringe.
CNN's Sanjay Gupta: CDC is not following the science on mask guidance
CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's excessive guidance on wearing masks Wednesday, in another example of a media institution questioning the CDC.
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Wisconsin lawmaker on 'Fox & Friends': Bill requiring anthem at games is for Americans to 'come together'
Wisconsin State Rep. Tony Kurtz told “Fox & Friends” Thursday, he passed a bill requiring the national anthem to be played before all sporting events, and expressed Americans need to “come together as a nation.”
Florida Man Fights Alligator To Rescue Pet Dog From Its Jaws
Mike McCoy did not hesitate to dive in and rescue his pet dog Jake after the pooch was pulled down into the water.
Kamala Harris's Niece Urges People to Fight Israel's 'Palestinian Oppression'
Vice President Kamala Harris's niece, Meena, has raised eyebrows after she posted on Instagram urging people who defend women and LGBT rights to support Palestinians and their Hamas  terrorist organization as it tries to obliterate Israel.
Luis Ruelas gushes over ‘amazing’ Teresa Giudice in ‘RHONJ’ debut
Teresa Giudice's boyfriend, Luis "Louie" Ruelas, made his long-awaited debut on the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" on Wednesday night.
GOP Michigan Sen. Mike Shirkey Pictured With Whitmer Kidnap Plot Suspect
William Null, 39, of Shelbyville, is one of the 14 men charged over an alleged plot to abduct the state's Democratic governor.
Cows, Goats Repeatedly Found Mysteriously Shot in Oklahoma
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Mayes County Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma said that they had received reports the day before of a cow being shot "in the area of W. 460 and N 442 roads in Pryor."
University president resigns after plagiarizing speech
University of South Carolina president Bob Caslen resigned after admitting to plagiarizing part of a 2014 commencement speech given by former head of US Special Operations Command Admiral William McRaven.
Israeli Strikes Have Razed 21 Media Outlets in Gaza This Week, Says Non-Profit
Reuters/Ibraheem Abu MustafaTwenty-one media outlets were reportedly destroyed this week as Israel pummelled Gaza with airstrikes that obliterated two tower blocks.The Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have been blamed for the vast majority of deaths in the rapidly worsening conflict. According to the Associated Press, 83 Palestinians—including 17 children—have now been killed, and seven people have been reported dead in Israel. Violence broke out overnight with multiple videos showing rival Arab and Jewish mobs dragging people out of their cars and attacking them on the streets.The non-profit Reporters Without Borders said in a statement that it believes 21 media outlets had their offices razed when Israeli airstrikes hit two tower blocks in Gaza City. The Al-Jawhara Tower was said to be home to 14 media outlets, and the larger Al-Shorouk Tower housed seven. Both were destroyed in this week’s Israeli strikes, with one falling on live television on Wednesday.Read more at The Daily Beast.
New anti-Trump group of Republican leaders threatens to leave if GOP doesn't reform
Roughly 150 Republican or former Republican leaders who are opposed to former President Trump’s continued strong grip over the GOP have signed a letter threatening to leave the party if it does not reform and return to its “founding American principles.”
Some people are waiting longer for tax refunds: Why they're delayed
Tax refund delays are hitting millions of people, as the IRS deals with staff shortages, equipment issues and other problems.
Will There Be a Season 2 of Netflix’s ‘The Upshaws’?
Will Netflix's newest sitcom get a second season?
Bennifer Timeline: Where to Stream ‘Gigli’, “Jenny on the Block”, and More
Your guide to 2003 and 2021's hottest romance.
Lisa Vanderpump sends $132 dinner tab to Kyle Richards’ table after feud
The former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” co-stars had a falling out in 2019.
Irina Shayk poses topless for an Instagram photoshoot
She gave her followers a kind "hello."
Listen to Episode 56 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: Rangers Coaching Candidates feat. Brandon Dubinsky
On the season finale of "Up In The Blue Seats," the crew looks at coaching candidates and welcomes in ex-Ranger Brandon Dubinsky.
'Wholesome' Fitness Influencer Praised for Removing Shame from Personal Training
After one Twitter account re-posted one of Hampton Liu's fitness tutorials, the influencer is receiving praise for his kind and shame-free approach to working out.
'I don't want to be doing this': Prince Harry compares royal life to 'The Truman Show' and 'being in a zoo'
Prince Harry is dropping more bombshells about British royal life in his conversation with Dax Shepard on Wednesday's "Armchair Expert" podcast.
Welsh town elects nonbinary mayor in a historic first
At 23 years old, Owen Hurcum is not only the youngest mayor in Wales, but "first ever openly Non-Binary Mayor of any city anywhere," they said.
'American Idol' finalist Caleb Kennedy out after KKK-style hood video surfaces
Caleb Kennedy is out of the Top 5 on "American Idol" and has apologized for a video that shows him with someone wearing a Ku Klux Klan-style hood.
Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris lead 2021 CMT Music Awards nominations
They are nominated for video of the year, female video of the year, and collaborative video of the year.
Barry Jenkins on his 'fraught' portrayal of slavery in Amazon's new 'Underground Railroad'
'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins was drawn to author Colson Whitehead's imagining of the Underground Railroad as a real transportation network.
Inflation Returns: Are Gas Shortages a Wake-up Call? | Opinion
The current U.S. economic situation is becoming increasingly unsustainable. Annual deficits and the national debt can't keep rising endlessly as Modern Monetary Policy theorists suggest. Asset bubbles always burst.
Republican Adam Kinzinger Defends AOC, Suggests Marjorie Taylor Greene Can't 'Handle' Her Emotions
"It seems some just want attention," the Illinois Republican tweeted.
Massive blaze breaks out at Brooklyn power plant: FDNY
Video posted to Citizen shows a large, billowing dark cloud of smoke rising from the roof of the building in Coney Island.
Ohio's Mike DeWine Defends Using Federal Funds for $1M Lottery, Calls Vaccine 'Best Weapon' Against COVID
"We're trying to get more people vaccinated, we think we will get more people vaccinated," the governor said. "That is fighting COVID. It is the best weapon we have today to stay on offense."
Southwest (finally) growing again in Hawaii: New flights on tap from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix
Southwest Airlines says introductory fares start at $129 each way from Los Angeles and $159 each way from Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Drunk Man Eats Metal Skewer, Pierces His Throat and Lung
The 28-year-old patient from northwestern China claims he refused medical treatment for 10 days while trying to wait out the discomfort.
US cities see surge in deadly street racing amid pandemic
From Portland, Oregon; to Albuquerque, New Mexico; from Nashville, Tennessee; to New York City, officials are reporting a dangerous, and sometimes deadly, uptick in street racing.
The best sales to shop today: Apple, Vitamix, Macy's and more
Today, you'll find deals on a range of Apple products, from MacBook to Apple Watch. All that and more below.