Fire rages near Bel-Air, Getty museum in Los Angeles

Interstate 405 near Los Angeles’ posh Bel-Air area reopened Wednesday afternoon after a brush fire prompted evacuations. It was one in a series of blazes that have scorched more than 83,000 acres, burned scores of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee over three days. Police shut down 9 miles of I-405 — one of the nation’s busiest freeways — in both directions for much of the day after flames swept down the foothills toward the highway, […]

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Fire rages near Bel-Air, Getty museum in Los Angeles

Interstate 405 near Los Angeles’ posh Bel-Air area reopened Wednesday afternoon after a brush fire prompted evacuations. It was one in a series of blazes that have scorched more than 83,000 acres, burned scores of buildings and forced tens of thousands of people to flee over three days. Police shut down 9 miles of I-405 — one of the nation’s busiest freeways — in both directions for much of the day after flames swept down the foothills toward the highway, […]

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‘The Silence Breakers’ are Time’s Person of the Year

Time magazine has named “The Silence Breakers,” representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year. It’s a recognition of the cultural reckoning this year and the #MeToo movement, which represents the people, mostly women, who have fueled a worldwide discussion about sexual harassment and assault. “This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight. But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries,” Time’s story said. “These silence breakers have started a revolution […]

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‘Just Skip Church’: Atheist billboards in DFW say Christmas story is ‘fake news’

DALLAS FORT WORTH – An atheist group is taking to DFW billboards to encourage others to “Just skip church” because “it’s all fake news!” The Dallas billboard, near Hickory and northbound Interstate 45, is one of two in DFW credited to American Atheists. It shows a traditional nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, and the Three Wise Men welcoming baby Jesus in the manger, with the suggestion to skip church printed above it, just left of the star in the east. The […]

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NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about ‘inappropriate sexual behavior’

  Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace,” the network announced. Savannah Guthrie made the announcement at the top of the “Today” show. “We are devastated,” she said. The “Today” show is one of the most popular and most profitable franchises on American television. Lauer was the cornerstone of the program for two decades. So his sudden ouster came as a shock to viewers — […]

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Dictionary.com Word of the Year is ‘complicit’

 Do you think 2017 has been a lousy year for the world? Then you’ll probably agree with Dictionary.com’s choice for its Word of the Year. It’s “complicit,” and if you’re not exactly sure what it means ask Scarlett Johansson. Or Jeff Flake. The site defines the word as “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act” and “having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing.” It says online searches for the word spiked three times this year. The first was […]

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Cowboys Fan Has The Ultimate Backyard Man Cave

DALLAS, TX- It’s no secret that Cowboys nation is populated with some of the craziest, die-hard, bleed blue and silver fans in the league — and Juan Jaime Ortiz is no exception. “I’ve been a Cowboys fan as long as I can remember. Really. Maybe since the 70’s,” he told NewsFix. Juan runs the Dog House, an ultimate man cave that happens to be located in his backyard.The decked-out digs are covered in old collectibles, but what stands out the most is Juan’s Cowboys’ […]

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Military dad surprises daughter at school in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. – A military dad stationed in Seoul, South Korea pulled off a great surprise this Thanksgiving week for his daughter back home in Omaha, Nebraska. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Byous was able to surprise five-year-old Kinley at school. “I’m just ready to see her. I.. she’s my world,” Byous said just before the surprise reunion. Wanting to be reunited with his daughter was all Byous cared about, but others stepped in to help make it the surprise […]

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Fitt 33: Stay fit this holiday season with our Holiday Hustle Series! – Round 3

The holidays have arrived and so have the food temptations! Stay active and on track with our Holiday Hustle Series: workout routines that can be done in the comfort of your own home, hotel room or during break time at work! Here we go! Round 3 – Box squats – Grab a chair! Place your feet shoulder width apart with heels and toes facing forward. Tighten your core and lower into a squat keeping your back straight.   – Squat to lunge – […]

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Holiday Headache: Avoid Family Drama with These 8 Apps

Already dreading spending Thanksgiving with your family, especially the in-laws? Here comes your smartphone to the rescue! Download and fire up these apps and ignore Uncle Bob’s rants about the government! Netflix — The video-streaming service has an iPhone/Android app so you can close the door and catch up on “Scandal” instead of Grandma Edna’s roadtrip. Pricegrabber — Get a jump on shopping for Black Friday and beyond with this research tool. Pair it with online retailers and you can avoid the […]

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