Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON — Hurricanes Harvey and Irma walloped the labor market last month, causing the nation to lose jobs for the first time in seven years, the Labor Department reported last week. Total nonfarm employment declined by a net 33,000 jobs in September compared with an upwardly revised gain of 169,000 the previous month. The Labor Department said 1.5 million workers — the most in 20 years — were not at their jobs during the survey week last month because of bad weather.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The math makes no sense. You start with about 22,300 foals in 2014. Figure about half of them are colts, so you're down to 11,000. Of those, the field gets cut some more at the start of their third year, when you have to pay $600 to nominate your colt — or on rare occasions, filly — to be eligible to run in the Kentucky Derby. This year there were 418 nominations: 378 colts, 30 geldings, five ridgelings and five fillies. That puts it at 1.9 percent of the 2014 foals being eligible for what is almost every horse owner's dream.
Donald Trump has been president for only three months and already he has given up, reversed course, or been stymied on a wide range of campaign promises. Given how awful some of those ideas were — ending Obamacare, declaring China a currency manipulator, ordering a blanket federal hiring freeze (done, but since lifted) — it is not necessarily a bad thing for the country he has fallen down on the job.
OROVILLE, Calif.—Residents of Oroville and nearby towns were ordered to immediately evacuate on Sunday afternoon after a “hazardous situation” developed involving an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam.
MEXICO CITY — The much-publicized deportation of an immigrant who had been living illegally in Arizona prompted the Mexican government on Friday to urge its nationals in the United States to "take precautions" amid a "new reality" for the immigrant community. The expulsion of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, a Mexican citizen and mother of two U.S.-born children, "illustrates the new reality of the Mexican community living in the United States in the face of more severe application of migration controls," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the controversial Super Bowl TV advertisement that showed an immigrant family encountering a border wall is that the company behind it denies it was about immigration at all. But that company, 84 Lumber, and its customers have a strong interest in how the new Trump administration and Congress address immigration.
The Department of Homeland Security said Saturday that it had suspended "any and all actions" related to President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries and his halt on refugees coming into the U.S. The announcement came after a federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order against the major parts of Trump's executive order, effective nationwide, in response to a lawsuit filed by the states of Washington and Minnesota.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered reviews of the Air Force One and F-35 fighter jet programs, two projects that have frequently been in President Donald Trump's crosshairs. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said Friday that Mattis ordered separate reviews of both programs to "inform programmatic and budgetary decisions," as well as his "recommendations to the president regarding critical military capabilities."
Miguel Ferrer, an actor with a long list of credits ranging from “Twin Peaks” to his current role on CBS’ “NCIS: Los Angeles,” died of cancer Thursday. He was 61. A fixture on TV and in movies since the 1980s, Ferrer’s reputation as a scene-stealer began with 1987’s “RoboCop,” where he played Bob Morton, the conniving corporate executive who designed the film’s title cyborg. His other landmark role was as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in David Lynch’s landmark series “Twin Peaks,” along with its corresponding film, “Fire Walk With Me.”
LOS ANGELES — Former NFL star Darren Sharper was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for drugging and raping two women in Los Angeles, capping a case in which...