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Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas hangs with Elon Musk to talk physics and tunnels

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Why SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes artificial intelligence must be regulated by government

Two days after sparking a national debate over perceived threats from artificial intelligence, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reiterated Wednesday that machine-learning technologies are advancing at a staggering rate and should be regulated. But the billi...

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  • Entertainment

    FYF Fest 2017 is open; here’s what you need to know

    The 14th annual FYF Fest is now underway under sunny skies and mild weather at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. People began lining up about two hours before doors opened at 5 p.m. to check out acts including Missy Elliot, Bjork, Flying Lotus and Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals on the first day of the three day festival. •Related:

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  • CONCACAF Gold Cup

    Clint Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semifinals

    ARLINGTON, Texas >> Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final. The Americans play a semifinal game Saturday night against Costa Rica in a stadium synonymous with American football — the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, the Cotton Bowl and where the first College Football Playoff championship game was played three seasons...

    By Stephen Hawkins The Associated Press|

  • Transportation

    13 road repair projects are coming soon to highways in LA area, Long Beach

    Work to repair and resurface hundreds of miles of highways, including those in the Los Angeles area, Long Beach, the South Bay, and San Gabriel Valley, will begin as soon as this summer – months before revenue from a landmark transportation bill even begins to flow to the state, officials announced Friday. State transportation agencies are getting a jump-start on some $285 million in road repair projects across California as part of the Road Repair and Accountability Act,...

  • Public health

    Valley fever cases spike in Los Angeles County

    Valley fever infections continue to rise in Los Angeles County, health officials said Friday, but it’s not clear why men, older adults and Antelope Valley residents are more affected than other groups. A total of 714 cases were reported in the county last year, a jump of 37 percent from 2015, health officials said. Increases have been reported since 2009. “The exact reasons for the increase in the number of reported cases are unknown but may include changes in...

    Susan Abram
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  • Helicopter crashes

    Helicopter crashes on street in Sherman Oaks; 4 injured, including teen girl

    A helicopter crash-landed on a residential street in Sherman Oaks on Friday without hitting any homes or people on the ground, and all aboard — three adults and a 16-year-old girl — walked away with only minor injuries, authorities said. The chopper, a Robinson R44II owned by a Van-Nuys based company that offers aerial tours and charter services, made a “hard landing” just after noon in the 15000 block of Valleyheart Drive, said Battalion Chief Daniel Curry...

  • State legislature

    ‘Urgent…alarming’ – but rehab investigator won’t be in thick of SoCal action any time soon

    The idea seemed simple, elegant and eminently logical — but in Sacramento, there may be no such thing as a simple idea. Assembly Bill 572 would move one of the state-paid inspectors of addiction treatment centers from Sacramento to the epicenter of the drug rehab industry, Southern California. “I’m a former resident of an Orange County treatment center, with six years of sobriety,” a young woman, a recovering alcoholic, told state senators last week.

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Cats

    Want a dog-friendly cat? Henry is waiting for you

    Henry (ID # A1710867) is a smoky-black cat with a hint of stripes in his coat and a lot of love in his heart — for people, other cats and even dogs. This 10-year-old feline doesn’t only like dogs, he acts like one too, say shelter workers who are accustomed to Henry following them around like a loyal dog. Henry is definitely looking for love, and he will quickly snuggle up with you and nuzzle you to pet his soft fur. Meet Henry today at the East Valley Animal...

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  • Local governments

    LA County wants to block natural gas injections at SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon facility

    LOS ANGELES >> Attorneys for Los Angeles County plan to go to court Monday in hopes of blocking a re-start of natural-gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, despite state regulators’ determination that the facility is safe to resume limited operations. In a message to constituents, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said it is irresponsible to re-start Aliso Canyon until a study is completed into the cause of the four-month leak at the facility...

    City News Service|

  • Theft

    2 women wanted in Glendale-area package thefts caught on camera

    Two women are wanted in connection with two separate package thefts from homes in the Glendale area — and both crimes were caught on video, police said Friday. The most recent theft occurred at 1:04 p.m. on July 3 in the 5100 block of New York Avenue in La Crescenta, according to the Glendale Police Department. A woman between the ages of 55 and 65 walked up to the home’s porch and knocked on...

    Wes Woods
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  • Police

    LAPD officer charged with sexually assaulting teen cadet

    Charges have been filed against Robert Cain, the Los Angeles police officer accused of having sex with an underage girl in the department’s cadet program, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Cain, 31, was charged late Thursday with sexually assaulting the 15-year-old girl, according to the DA’s office. The charges include two counts each of oral copulation of a person under the age of 16, lewd acts upon a child and unlawful...

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