Google won’t allow its artificial-intelligence products to be used in military weapons, the company said Thursday, as it tries to balance its “Don’t Be Evil” mantra with the wide-ranging applications of its technology.
When the Doors brought original rock bad boy Jerry Lee Lewis to the Forum in 1968 (3,571)
The Doors reveled in their role as rock’s new bad boys when they burst onto the pop music scene in 1966, and two years later, when they helped usher in the nascent era of arena rock with the opening of the Forum in Inglewood. They carried that idea all the…
L.A. County registrar seeks independent review on missing ballots (1,858)
The Los Angeles County elections chief said Friday that he was seeking an independent review after more than 118,000 people were left off voter rosters this week. State and county leaders had demanded answers after the massive error led to confusion and frustration at the polls. The foul-up affected...
L.A. school board sets a new goal: prepare every grad to be eligible to apply for Cal State or UC (867)
Last month, Los Angeles’ school board president proposed a spate of highly ambitious mandates aimed at ensuring that every district graduate be eligible to apply to one of the state’s public four-year universities by 2023. By the time the L.A. Unified school board unanimously approved the resolution...
A 911 call in Rialto fuels a national discussion on racial bias and police involvement (274)
Three Airbnb guests were departing the house they had rented in a residential neighborhood of Rialto when they spotted a woman looking at them. Kelly Fyffe-Marshall had a feeling the woman was going to call the police. She even joked about it to her friends after they dragged their suitcases…
This Weather Forecaster Ranting About People Whining About The Weather Is Everyone Right Now (190)
It’s been a long winter and seriously #whereisspring. We get it. It's been a really annoying, extremely long, and very sad winter. But one local news weather forecaster has a PSA for everyone: Don't blame it on me! Fox17 Garry Frank of Fox17 in Michigan went on a hilarious yet…
Smart Toothbrushes Tell You Everything You’re Doing Wrong (190)
The artificial-intelligence-enabled Colgate E1 comes with an app that ensures you’re scrupulously cleansing day and night. Admittedly, it’s a little weird.
L.A.’s school board president wants every district graduate to be eligible for a four-year public university by 2023 (186)
According to LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia's resolution, just 31.9% of recent graduates meet requirements to enroll in one of the state's public four-year universities. By 2023, she wants every graduate leaving the school system able to meet those requirements.
CEO caught in middle as Viacom, CBS merger talks get ugly (177)
Negotiations between two corporate cousins, CBS and Viacom, have taken an ugly turn. Now there's some serious gamesmanship going on, with Chief Executive Leslie Moonves on one side and the vice chairwoman of CBS and Viacom, Shari Redstone, on the other.
Rite Aid Shareholders Sour on Albertsons Deal (155)
Some Rite Aid shareholders plan to oppose a merger with grocer Albertsons Cos. that they believe undervalues the struggling pharmacy chain.
Pressure grows on Board of Trustees amid USC gynecologist scandal (109)
USC’s large and powerful Board of Trustees is coming under growing pressure to provide a stronger hand as the university faces a crisis over misconduct allegations against the campus’ longtime gynecologist that has prompted calls for President C.L. Max Nikias to step down. Allegations that Dr....