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Study: Facebook delivers biased job ads, skewed by gender

Apr. 09, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study. University of Southern California researchers who examined the ad-delivery algorithms of Facebook and LinkedIn found that...

Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

Apr. 03, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is under home confinement following his imprisonment for his role in a college admissions bribery scheme, according to a person familiar with the matter. Giannulli, 57,...

USC agrees to $852 million payout in sex abuse lawsuit

Mar. 25, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California has agreed to an $852 million settlement with more than 700 women who have accused the college’s longtime campus gynecologist of sexual abuse, the victims’ lawyers and USC announced Thursday. It’s believed...

University of Southern California to pay $852M to settle sex abuse claims against school gynecologist

Mar. 25, 2021 16:48 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — University of Southern California to pay $852M to settle sex abuse claims against school gynecologist.

LA police chief out of hospital after not feeling well

Mar. 02, 2021 21:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore was released from the hospital after undergoing testing and observation, the Police Department announced Tuesday. Moore “was not feeling well and transported himself to the University of Southern California...

The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

Feb. 20, 2021 18:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas -- The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an...

The Latest: Chinese, Russian vaccines to arrive in Mexico

Feb. 19, 2021 21:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY — Mexico says it will get its first shipment of the Chinese Coronavac vaccine Saturday and by Monday will receive its first lot of the Russian Sputnik V shot. Both shipments are expected to consist of about 200,000 doses. Health officials say the first...

USC planning to reopen COVID-closed campus classes in fall

Feb. 19, 2021 21:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California expects to reopen campuses this fall, joining the state's major public universities in planning to resume on-campus life that was curtailed by the coronavirus outbreak. “With conditions improving and vaccine...

Trump pardons in California extend to former congressman

Jan. 20, 2021 18:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When then-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham admitted in 2005 to accepting $2.4 million in illegal gifts from defense contractors in exchange for government contracts and other favors, it was considered the largest bribery scandal in congressional history. The disgraced...

Trump pardons dad charged in college admissions scandal

Jan. 20, 2021 14:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A prominent Miami developer and investor who was among a slew of wealthy parents charged with paying hefty bribes to get their children into elite universities was pardoned early Wednesday by President Donald Trump. Robert Zangrillo was arrested in March...