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December 16, 2017 17:48 UTC

Winds at more than 30 mph can be seen in Sacramento, home to the final three CIF state championship football bowl games on Saturday. At Sacramento State, early Saturday morning, workers were fixing tarps, moving benches, chasing trash cans and fixing fences that had blown down. If the high winds continue, they could affect the passing teams, particularly those trying to throw against the wind.

December 16, 2017 17:44 UTC

Anita Hill has been chosen to lead a newly-formed commission on sexual harassment in Hollywood. Hill will chair the Hollywood Commission for Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, which was created and is funded by top industry executives. (Reuters)Anita Hill has been picked to lead a newly formed commission on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. In her new role, Anita Hill once again will find herself leading the charge against sexual harassment, a mission that began when she testified on Capitol Hill at the 1991 confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. “I wish I had been able to do more for Anita Hill,” the former Democratic senator from Delaware said in an interview with Teen Vogue.

December 16, 2017 17:41 UTC

At the same time there is an awkward irony in the celebration of Luca Guadagnino’s 2017 film adaptation of André Aciman’s 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name. When I first read Acimen’s novel I was a young gay man, in my early twenties. I pined for acceptance from a straight world that excluded gay men. I longed for attractive men like Arnie Hammer to play gay men with depth of character on television; Will and Grace was just an immature, mass marketed comedy. Beach Rats (2017) Eliza Hittman’s quietly provocative take on gay youth in Brooklyn only recently became available on Amazon.

December 16, 2017 17:37 UTC

Here’s all that news and more from this week in entertainment. The New York Police Department opened an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Russell Simmons — allegations that grew in number Wednesday via reports from the Los Angeles Times and New York Times. Alfre Woodard was among those announcing nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. (Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images)On Monday, nominees for the 2018 Golden Globe Awards were announced. “I knew that it could be great, and I knew that it could be awful,” she said on a morning show.

December 16, 2017 17:37 UTC

"Rupert never characterized the sexual harassment matters at Fox News as 'nonsense.' Rather, he responded negatively to the suggestion that sexual harassment issues were an obstacle to the company's bid for the rest of Sky," according to the statement. "Under Rupert's leadership and with his total support, the company exited Roger Ailes, compensated numerous women who were mistreated; trained virtually all of its employees; exited its biggest star; and hired a new head of human relations."

December 16, 2017 17:37 UTC

The loquacious Theismann, who typically answers football questions with expansive, meaty paragraphs, needed just two letters to handicap the Redskins’ 2018 roster. Yet for a third consecutive year, the Redskins will head into the offseason with a question mark at quarterback. That’s an option for the Redskins going forward, but I don’t see it as a healthy situation for the franchise. “Let’s face it: This is a players’ game,” Theismann said. Hopkins, 27, a fourth-year player from Florida State, was signed by the Redskins in September 2015.

December 16, 2017 17:19 UTC

It was a well-executed plan that paid off when United became the first expansion team to reach the postseason since 2009. It’s also a blueprint the Los Angeles Football Club appears to be following in the run-up to its MLS debut in March. “When you look at teams, successful teams, in our league, there’s a lot of continuity there. Bradley experienced the exception, winning a title as a coach in Chicago’s first year, still the only time an expansion team has won the MLS Cup. LAFC also obtained goalkeeper Tyler Miller and Ghanaian forward Latif Blessing in the MLS expansion draft.

December 16, 2017 17:15 UTC

On Deck Capital, Inc. (ONDK) Hit 52-Week HighDecember 16, 2017 - By Adrian MccoyThe stock of On Deck Capital, Inc. (NYSE:ONDK) hit a new 52-week high and has $6.44 target or 9.00 % above today’s $5.91 share price. On Deck Capital, Inc. (NYSE:ONDK) Ratings CoverageAmong 18 analysts covering On Deck Capital (NYSE:ONDK), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. More recent On Deck Capital, Inc. (NYSE:ONDK) news were published by: Wsj.com which released: “On Deck Capital, a Fallen Fintech Star, to Focus on Turning a Profit” on May 08, 2017. Also Wsj.com published the news titled: “Activist Investor Pushes for New Strategy at On Deck Capital” on March 31, 2017. On Deck Capital, Inc. operates an online platform for small business lending in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

December 16, 2017 17:15 UTC

The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and other body parts of saints that often fetch high prices in online auctions. They also prohibit the use of relics in sacrilegious rituals and warn that the church may have to obtain consent from surviving family members before unearthing the remains of candidates for sainthood. Officials said the guidelines were necessary given some obstacles that had emerged since the rules were last revised in 2007, particularly when surviving relatives and church officials disagreed. But in 1963, the Vatican explicitly allowed cremation as long as it didn't suggest a denial of faith about resurrection. The document repeats church teaching that relics from candidates for sainthood can only be venerated publicly once they have been beatified, the first step to possible sainthood.

December 16, 2017 17:03 UTC

The radio operator instructed Commander Fravor and Commander Slaight, who has given a similar account, to investigate. Then, Commander Fravor looked down to the sea. The craft was jumping around erratically, staying over the wave disturbance but not moving in any specific direction, Commander Fravor said. By the time the two fighter jets arrived at the rendezvous point, the object had disappeared. “I have no idea what I saw,” Commander Fravor replied to the pilot.

December 16, 2017 17:03 UTC

(Evan Vucci/AP)The tax bill now ready for final passage represents a big bet on the part of congressional Republicans. After threatening to vote "no" on the GOP tax bill, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) pledged their support when the bill was finalized. The tax bill represents a gamble in part because the public so far has judged it unfavorably. The tax bill is projected to add at least $1 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. The tax bill is something Republicans and the president have been pointing to as their redemption since they failed to repeal Obamacare.

December 16, 2017 16:56 UTC

American affiliates in Puerto Rico get tax breaks like the ones granted to foreign companies, while the goods they produce are sold as made in America. The tax on intellectual property, which includes patents and design rights, would make Puerto Rico less attractive for business, compared with foreign countries that offer lower tax rates for manufacturers, said Ramón Ponte, president of the Puerto Rico C.P.A. It’s putting Puerto Rico in a worse-off position than it was yesterday.”Last year, a special law — called Promesa, or “promise” in Spanish — was enacted to restructure Puerto Rico’s more than $70 billion debt. Last month, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said lawmakers would address Puerto Rico’s tax concerns in negotiations with the Senate. Puerto Rico is sensitive to tax decisions made in Washington.

December 16, 2017 16:52 UTC

That’s Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Carolyn Cherry has been doing her merciless long-distance commute for 16 years, getting by on just 4½ hours of sleep each night. That’s my story.” (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)Ungodly commutes, as we know, are not new to Southern California, which practically invented sprawl. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Carolyn Cherry begins the trip home to Hemet aboard a Metrolink train. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)But why Hemet?

December 16, 2017 16:52 UTC

Sherra Wright-Robinson, shown in 2010 at her ex-husband’s funeral, was charged with the murder of Lorenzen Wright. (Lance Murphey/Associated Press)Police in Memphis charged the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright with first-degree murder in his 2010 slaying in Tennessee, the Commercial Appeal reported Friday night. Earlier this month, Memphis police charged Billy R. Turner with murder in the case. Deborah Marion, Wright’s mother, told the Commercial Appeal that she believes Wright-Robinson killed her son over the insurance policy. Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife has been charged with his murder.

December 16, 2017 16:51 UTC