Coogler to Return as Writer-Director of 'Black Panther 2'
10/17/2018 9:36:44 PM

By Jake Coyle   NEW YORK (AP)—Ryan Coogler isn't leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to “Black Panther.” A person close to the production who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to announce the deal confirmed Coogler's return to the Marvel franchise on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter first reported Coogler's widely expected involvement in the “Black Panther” sequel. Neither a start date nor a release date has yet been announced. “Black Panther” earlier this year grossed...

Roberta Flack Ready to Sing Again
10/17/2018 9:35:50 PM

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody   NEW YORK (AP)—Once a week, Roberta Flack gives a musical performance for an exclusive group. The lucky audience consists of a musical director, who works with the legend to keep her instrument—her voice—in top form. It would be an important exercise for any singer, but even more critical given that the 81-year-old singer had a stroke more than two years ago and suffered a collapse that led to a brief hospitalization earlier this year. “I know what it is to go over the same songs over and over again, and to try to make them...

Kanye West, in 'MAGA' Hat, Delivers Surreal Oval Office Show
10/17/2018 9:35:03 PM

By Catherine Lucey   WASHINGTON (AP)—Live from the Oval Office, it's Kanye West with a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn't rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes, mental health, endorsement deals, politics and oh so much more. Seizing the spotlight from the typically center-stage president, West dropped the F-word, floated policy proposals—and went in for a hug. “They tried to scare me to not...

Compton’s Annual Walk for a Cure, Enlightens Women About the Need for Early Detection
10/17/2018 9:33:14 PM

Photos and Story by Melina Cervantes   Braving the Friday night rains that extended into Saturday morning, an estimated 2,000 women, men and children packed the track at Centennial High School for the 7th Annual Compton “Walk for a Cure.” “We’re going to walk rain or shine, and we got a record number, we had 1300 people preregister,” promised co-host and CUSD Vice-President Satra Zurita, herself a breast cancer survivor. “This is the biggest event in the City.” Joined by her co-hosts, Compton Councilwoman Janna Zurita, sister of...

CSU Dominguez Hills Receives $4.5 Million from the U.S. Department of Education Grant to Provide ‘Gear Up’ Resources at Compton High School
10/17/2018 9:32:15 PM

CARSON—California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has received a $4.5 million GEAR UP program grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to increase the number of low-income students in the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) who are prepared to enter and succeed in college. The seven-year GEAR UP grant will enable CSUDH faculty and staff to work with CUSD and other entities to create academic development programs and activities for a cohort of advanced underserved students starting in the 7th grade and through their graduation from Dominguez High School. The...

Spanish Mass Celebrates Sainthood of Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero
10/17/2018 9:31:16 PM

LOS ANGELES (CNS)—A Spanish-language Mass was celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in honor of former Pope Paul VI, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, four other religious leaders and an orphan boy who were elevated to sainthood Sunday by Pope Francis. More than 3,000 people attended the 12:15 p.m. Mass, celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar just hours after the canonization ceremony in Rome. Pope Paul VI, who died Aug. 6, 1978, is remembered for `guiding the Catholic Church through one of its most turbulent eras, the conclusion of the Second Vatican...

Jim Preis Dies, Activist Fought for Rights of Mentally Ill
10/17/2018 9:30:27 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Jim Preis, a Southern California lawyer and activist who for fought for the rights of the mentally ill and disabled for decades, has died, according to a news report. Preis died Friday at age 66, the Los Angeles Times reported, quoting his daughter, Annie Preis. No cause was given, but Preis had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, the newspaper said. As head of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Mental Health Advocacy Services for 40 years, Preis defended the rights of the mentally ill in court. He co-wrote the textbook “The Essentials of California Mental...

Democratic Sen. Harris to Make Campaign Trip to Iowa
10/17/2018 9:29:22 PM

By Ken Thomas   WASHINGTON (AP)—Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California has scheduled her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, stoking speculation about a potential 2020 presidential campaign. The first-term senator plans stops on Oct. 22-23 in what will be her first visit to nation's leadoff presidential caucus state since she was elected in 2016. She was last in Iowa when, as San Francisco's district attorney, she campaigned for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid. Harris is among a large group of Democrats, including several senators, who...

How to Check What Facebook Hackers Accessed in Your Account
10/17/2018 9:28:35 PM

By Mae Anderson   NEW YORK (AP)—Could hackers have been able to see the last person you cyberstalked, or that party photo you were tagged in? According to Facebook, the unfortunate answer is “yes.” On Friday, the social network said fewer users were affected in a security breach it disclosed two weeks ago than originally estimated—nearly 30 million, down from 50 million. In additional good news, the company said hackers weren't able to access more sensitive information like your password or financial information. And third-party apps weren't...

Feinstein to Face Off Today with Opponent for 1st Time Since 2000
10/17/2018 9:27:39 PM

By Kathleen Ronayne   SACRAMENTO (AP)—U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California will appear onstage with a challenger for the first time since 2000 when she squares off against state Sen. Kevin de Leon next week. The two Democrats plan to appear today in San Francisco for an hourlong “conversation” hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California. That's more than a week into California's early voting process. They're fighting over whether it can fairly be called a debate. Feinstein's campaign calls it one, but de Leon's team said...