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Young black contractors file suit against county, Metro

LOS ANGELES — The Young Black Contractors Association (YBCA) has filed a lawsuit against the county Board of Supervisors and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for allegedly hindering construction work opportunities for African Americans by failing to enforce federal and state laws. “We’ve been asking these guys to work with us for a couple of years Read More…

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Kanye West settles lawsuit with photographer he assaulted

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a paparazzi photographer he assaulted — and the two have shaken on it. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, had filed the civil suit against West after the hip-hop star attacked him and tried to wrestle his camera from him in July 2013 at Los Angeles International Airport. West pleaded Read More…

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President Obama, others link climate change to public health

Debates on climate change can break down fairly fast. There are those who believe that mankind’s activities are changing the planet’s climate, and those who don’t. But a new way to talk about climate change is emerging, which shifts focus from impersonal discussions about greenhouse gas emissions and power plants to a very personal one: Read More…