L.A.’s Morning News: Phil Hulett and Penny Griego

MorningNewsPhil Hulett | Penny Griego | Rhonda Kramer | Paul Lowe | Bill Seward

FILE - President and CEO of Sam's Club Brian Cornell speaks during the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. shareholders' meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., in this June 4, 2010 file photo. Target Corp. is bringing in Cornell as its new chief executive, turning to an outsider for the first time in its history to repair a battered corporate culture and navigate a sea change in Americans' shopping habits. (AP Photo/April L. Brown, File)

Target names Pepsi’s Cornell as chairman, CEO

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Target has hired Pepsi executive Brian Cornell as its new chairman and CEO as it looks to recover from a huge data breach and troubles in Canada. Cornell replaces interim CEO John [...]

07/31/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: suing Obama, GOP-led house gives the go-ahead

House Republicans have given the go-ahead to launch a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of a presidential power grab. Phil and Penny discussed the details with NBC’s Bob Costantini:

07/31/2014

FILE - This June 18, 2014 file photo shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents working at a processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

Immigration courts speed up children’s cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in [...]

07/31/2014

In this June 11, 2014 photo, a man walks past a Facebook sign in an office on the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that as a private company, Facebook had no obligation to adhere to rules on the use of human subjects in the study. But the journal says Facebook's data collection practices may have violated scientific principles requiring the consent of study subjects.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online with an app launching Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app [...]

07/31/2014

FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov, photographed in Washington.  Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday. After a months-long investigation, the Government Accountability Office found that the administration lacked "effective planning or oversight practices" for the development of HealthCare.gov, the online portal to coverage for millions of uninsured Americans. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president’s new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday. While the [...]

07/31/2014

This July 29, 2014 photo shows a calico lobster at the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton, N.H. Captain Josiah Beringer, of the fishing vessel Patricia Lynn, caught the lobster in one of his traps and donated the 1 ½-pound, 5-year-old male lobster to the aquarium. Ellen Goethel, a marine biologist and owner of the Oceanarium said calico lobsters are the "second most rare lobster" in the world, after albino lobsters. (AP Photo/Portsmouth Herald, Deb Cram)

Man finds calico lobster, gives it to aquarium

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that’s bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New [...]

07/31/2014

Carpet has been pulled up and fans dry the floor at the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in the J.D. Morgan Center Wednesday, July 30, 2014, after a ruptured 93-year-old water main left the Los Angeles campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades. The water also flooded the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

Sorting out the claims after pipe break: Who pays?

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud. The cost of the [...]

07/31/2014

A displaced Palestinian child waves to a friend from inside a damaged classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school, in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014.T he U.N. condemned Wednesday's attack on the school, with Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon calling it “outrageous” and “unjustifiable.” Israel said no U.N. facility had been intentionally targeted, but troops had responded to Hamas mortar fire nearby.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire,” as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to [...]

07/31/2014

(AP Photo)

Caltech scientists discover neurons that inhibit appetite

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Caltech professor has identified neurons in the brains of mice that control their appetite and eating behavior, a development that may provide new targets for therapeutic interventions to treat obesity, [...]

07/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Alert the masses… ‘Sharknado 2 ‘ premieres tonight

Tonight is a special night. Streets will be empty, businesses will shut down. Do you know what is happening? Sharknado 2 is on tonight! Dr. Robert Thompson, who is the Founding Director of the Bleier [...]

07/30/2014

Sprinklers water a lawn Tuesday morning,  July 15, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

New California fines for wasting water take effect

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – New regulations that include fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water are taking effect in California. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the rules earlier this [...]

07/30/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: Senate might to come up short on border bill

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate and lawmakers are trading the blame. NBC’s Bob Costantini discussed the immigration bill with Penny and Phil:

07/30/2014