L.A.’s Afternoon News: Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

Walker’s brothers to help finish ‘Fast & Furious’

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Walker’s brothers are stepping to help finish filming on “Fast & Furious 7,” the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November. Caleb Walker and [...]

04/15/2014

University of Southern California

Grammy Museum partners with USC

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – USC was named the Grammy Museum’s first university affiliate today. As an affiliate, USC students and staff will have access to museum in downtown Los Angeles for educational purposes, curriculum resources, [...]

04/15/2014

World's toughest job video posted on YouTube.

World’s toughest job catches applicants off-guard (Video)

Unlimited hours. No breaks. The most important job is also the world’s toughest job. This video has well over 2.2 million views. From American Greetings and Cardstore. To add to the conversation, Tweet: #worldstoughestjob. To [...]

04/15/2014

This video demonstrates how flaws in the implementation of fingerprint authentication in the Samsung Galaxy S5 expose users' devices, data, and even bank accounts to thieves or other attackers, posted on YouTube.

Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be hacked with glue (Video)

This video demonstrates how flaws in the implementation of fingerprint authentication in the Samsung Galaxy S5 expose users’ devices, data, and even bank accounts to thieves or other attackers.

04/15/2014

Funny flight attendant on video posted on YouTube.

Flight attendant entertains passengers during safety check (Video)

If airplane flights make you tense, this Southwest Airlines attendant might be the perfect cure to lighten your mood.  Marty Cobb starts off introducing the other attendants. “If I can pretend to have your attention [...]

04/15/2014

Prom picture goes wrong, then goes viral.

Prom picture goes wrong, then goes viral

A group of high school students in northeast Nebraska had a prom they’ll never forget. They were all dressed up for the big event and decided to take a group picture at a property with [...]

04/15/2014

St. Louis Rams' Greg Zuerlein kicks off to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rams offer $100K for prediction of team’s entire 2014 schedule

The St. Louis Rams are offering a $100,000 reward for anyone who can accurately predict the team’s 2014 regular-season schedule. This is not going to be easy as participants will need to predict the opponent, [...]

04/15/2014

Singer/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams broke down while discussing his hit song "Happy" with Oprah Winfrey in this video posted on YouTube.

‘Happy’ makes Pharrell cry in Oprah interview (Video)

Singer/rapper/producer Pharrell Williams broke down while discussing his hit song “Happy” with Oprah Winfrey.

04/15/2014

Oscar Pistorius holds his head in his hands as he listens to evidence being given in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 after questioning by state prosecutor Gerrie Nel, had earlier finished. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Alon Skuy, Pool)

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert [...]

04/15/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti comments during a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Garcetti releases $8.1 billion budget proposal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an $8.1 billion budget proposal today that includes money for expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement officers and fixing deteriorated city streets and sidewalks. [...]

04/14/2014

Interstate 405

405 closures Monday and Tuesday nights

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A stretch of the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway in West Los Angeles will be closed overnight tonight and Tuesday night for construction work. The freeway will be closed between the [...]

04/14/2014

This image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Alison Ernst, who was arrested April 10, 2014 in connection with an incident involving throwing a shoe at Former Secretary of State and Former First Lady Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Feds charge woman in Hillary Clinton shoe-throw

  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have filed federal charges against a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe on stage while Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a convention speech. The trespassing and violence charges lodged [...]

04/14/2014