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EPA watchdog says White House budget office blocked part of its investigation into controversial trucks rule

The White House budget office “impeded” part of the investigation into a controversial pro-industry decision that former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt pushed through on his way out the door, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday. The EPA inspector general report concluded that EPA, and possibly the budget office, bypassed key steps…Read more

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Tufts University to remove Sackler name from buildings and programs

Tufts University said Thursday that it will remove the Sackler name from facilities and programs “starting immediately.” The Sackler name will come down from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, the Center for Medical Education, the Laboratory for the Convergence of Biomedical, Physical and Engineering Sciences and various programs, according to an letter posted…Read more

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United Airlines CEO is stepping down

United Airlines CEO is stepping down

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will step down from running the airline in May. Munoz is best known for being the face of the airline during the public relations debacle, when a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight in April of 2017.Read more

All this rain swept a man away in Huntington Beach.

All this rain swept a man away in Huntington Beach.

By Kevin Tripp, KABC Emergency crews saved the man Wednesday morning as heavy rain soaked the area. They say he was knocked over by ankle-deep water and swept toward a drain pipe near Ellis Avenue. He managed to hold on to a grate for three to four hours shouting for help until a bystander found…Read more

USC’s football coach is staying put.

USC’s football coach is staying put.

By Kevin Tripp, KABC After weeks of speculation, USC’s new athletic director and new president are keeping head coach Clay Helton. The Trojans are eight and four this season, but many fans have been calling for a new coach. The team is dealing with injuries and a season that has seen lots of penalties and…Read more

25 gifts travelers will actually want in 2019

25 gifts travelers will actually want in 2019

Originally Published: 08 DEC 16 13:20 ET Updated: 04 DEC 19 17:36 ET By Tara Donaldson, CNN (CNN) — ‘Tis the season to go crazy figuring out what to buy all your friends and family on your ever-growing gift list. Whether you’re dealing with a conscious backpacker, a luxe-loving adventurist or someone who spends more…Read more

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