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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.

Beverly Hills News – Cultural Heritage Commission Set to Begin Three New Landmark Hearings

The Cultural Heritage Commission will review the preliminary report on two new properties in consideration of possible landmark status in Beverly Hills. The Regina-Fine Arts Theatre at 8554 Wilshire Blvd. and the "Vance Residence" at 805 Hillcrest Road are being reviewed for consideration as local landmarks in the City.

Beverly Hills News – Bob and Dolores Hope Estate Rejected for Preservation by LA City Council

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday rejected a historic-cultural monument designation for the late Bob Hope's longtime Toluca Lake home.

Beverly Hills News – Mickey Fine Celebrates 55 Years in Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills honored Mickey Fine Pharmacy this morning, celebrating 55 years on business serving the residents and businesses of the City.

Beverly Hills News – Durst Attorneys Begin Questioning for Preliminary Hearing to Stand Trial

A doctor called to the stand in New York real estate scion Robert Durst's Los Angeles murder case testified Tuesday that he spoke to a woman who identified herself as Durst's wife around the time she vanished in 1982, but he couldn't positively identify the woman on the phone.

Melania Trump – What Kind of First Lady is She?

Two weeks after her husband's inauguration, questions are mounting about what kind of first lady Melania Trump will be.

The Dalai Lama Will Speak at UC San Diego Commencement in June

The 14th Dalai Lama will speak at UC San Diego graduation ceremonies in June, the school announced Thursday.

BHPD Cold Case Detectives Solve 1976 Murder of Righteous Brothers’ Wife

In a case cracked through the use of "familial" DNA, law enforcement officials Monday identified a man believed to have committed the 1976 murder of Karen Klaas, the ex-wife of singer/songwriter Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers.

Many Republicans Uncomfortable With Trump Travel Ban

Several congressional Republicans have spoken out against President Donald Trump's immigration and refugee restrictions, reflecting unease within the president's party about the direction he is taking in his first weeks in office.

Obama To End His Presidency With Farewell Speech in Chicago

Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump's shock election.

Beverly Hills News – Cultural Heritage Commission to Consider Legendary Samuel Goldwyn Property as Historic Landmark

At the request of the property owner, the Cultural Heritage Commission will be considering the Samuel Goldwyn Estate for designation as a Local Historic Landmark. 
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