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Pompeo Asks Saudi Leaders to Free US Citizens Detained in Crackdown on Women’s Rights Activists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he has pressed Saudi Arabia to release US citizens detained in a crackdown on women's rights activists in the conservative kingdom.

City Council Reaffirms Condemnation Of The Government Of Brunei For Harsh Penalties For Homosexuality

In a unanimous vote, the City Council reaffirmed its condemnation of the government of Brunei Tuesday for implementing Shariah law that imposes harsh penalties, including death by stoning, for homosexuality, adultery and other behaviors. The new penal code also includes the punishment of amputation for theft.

Serena Williams Fined $17,000 by USTA After Outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka.

Aretha Franklin Funeral is Set for Aug. 31 in Her Hometown of Detroit

The funeral of legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be held in her hometown Detroit on August 31, after a two-day public viewing at a city museum to allow fans to mourn, her publicist said Friday.

Canadian Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamists Sentenced to House Arrest after Two Decades of Legal Wrangling

Two leaders of a fundamentalist Mormon community were sentenced to house arrest Tuesday in the first real test of Canada's 130-year-old ban on having more than one wife.

Norway’s Worst Mass Murderer Appeals to ECHR: Incarceration Conditions are “Inhuman”

 Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will learn Thursday the result of his appeal at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against his prison conditions in Norway.

Questions Linger Over Mysterious Illnesses Among Diplomats in Cuba

Months of investigations into so-called sonic attacks on American diplomats in Cuba, which have soured Washington-Havana relations for most of the past year, have turned up nothing.

Beverly Hills News – Hugh Hefner, Founder of Playboy Magazine, Dead at 91

Hugh M. Hefner, who founded Playboy magazine in 1953 and built the company into one of the most recognizable American global brands, died Wednesday from natural causes at his Holmby Hills home, the Playboy Mansion. He was 91.

Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills Commemorates the Fallen on 9/11

Beverly Hills residents are invited to a brief ceremony at 5:30-6 p.m., at Fire Station No. 1 on Rexford Drive in remembrance of the 16th anniversary of the events of September 11.

Beverly Hills News – Third Woman Comes Forward with Sex Assault Accusations Against Polanski

A third woman came forward Tuesday to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl.

German Court Sentences Nazi Pedophile to Five Years in Prison for Crimes in Chile

 A German court on Monday handed a five-year prison term to a doctor who fled Chile after being convicted there of complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi pedophile sect.

Trump Condemns White Supremacists Responsible for Bloodshed in Charlottesville

US President Donald Trump, under pressure to explicitly condemn a weekend rally by white supremacists that ended in bloodshed, on Monday denounced racism and slammed the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as "repugnant."

Beverly Hills News – Walk With The Mayor To Visit Motion Picture Library, La Cienega Park

This week, Walk with the Mayor participants will enjoy a truly rare treat, spanning the scope of Beverly Hills' illustrious history with the film community and touring one of the great jewels in the City's park system. Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will lead the group on a walk to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library and nearby, La Cienega Park!

Beverly Hills News – Walk With The Mayor To Visit Motion Picture Library, La Cienega Park

This week, Walk with the Mayor participants will enjoy a truly rare treat, spanning the scope of Beverly Hills' illustrious history with the film community and touring one of the great jewels in the City's park system. This week, Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will lead the group to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library and nearby, La Cienega Park!

Beverly Hills News- Panelists to Address Cultural Heritage Commission on Trousdale, Greystone

Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, the Cultural Heritage Commission will meet at City Hall for a field trip to consider Mills Act Contracts (historic property preservation agreements) for the Fine Arts Theater on Wilshire Blvd. and a residence designed by Victor Gruen on Coldwater Canyon Road.   

SpaceX Welcomes Second Successful Launch of Communications Satellites

Hawthorne-based aerospace firm SpaceX completed its second successful launch of the weekend Sunday, sending a series of communications satellites into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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