AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors, nurses or pharmacy employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals were disciplined in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010. That’s according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. About 372 VA employees were dismissed, suspended or reprimanded for a drug or alcohol-related issue ...

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South Korea’s opposition threatens to impeach acting leader

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s main opposition parties threatened Monday to impeach the country’s acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled conservative President Park Geun-hye. If successful, the impeachment of Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn would rile an already tumultuous political landscape, putting another interim leader in power while ...

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Oscars Accountants Pose with Two Briefcases with Top-Secret Results — Just Hours Before Best Picture Fiasco

Stepping on the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, PricewaterhouseCoopers accounts Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan were armed with suitcases containing the top-secret Oscar results. They followed in the footsteps of former colleagues: Every year at the Academy Awards, two accountants from PwC pose for photos before the ceremony. But this year —for the first time ...

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New anti-IS strategy may mean deeper US involvement in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new military strategy to meet President Donald Trump’s demand to “obliterate” the Islamic State group is likely to deepen U.S. military involvement in Syria, possibly with more ground troops, even as the current U.S. approach in Iraq appears to be working and will require fewer changes. Details are sketchy. But recommendations due at the White House ...

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Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officers

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say five police officers have been wounded in a bomb attack that targeted a bus in the island nation. An Interior Ministry statement says two of those wounded have since been discharged from the hospital while the three others are in stable condition. The attack Sunday came ahead of a court ...

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AP sources: White House to propose boosting defense spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House will propose boosting defense spending and slashing funding for longtime Republican targets like the Environmental Protection Agency in a set of marching orders to agencies as it prepares its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Donald Trump’s proposal for the 2018 budget year, which will be sent to agencies Monday, won’t make significant ...

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Academy’s Accountants Take the Blame for Oscars Flub

PricewaterhouseCoopers has taken responsibility for the snafu that caused chaos at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards. “We sincerely apologize to ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land,’ Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture,” the statement read. “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when ...

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Oscars Best-Picture Flub Explained: Read PwC’s Full Statement

The Oscars’ accounting firm, PwC, has just released a statement taking the blame for the error that led to “La La Land” being incorrectly named the Best Picture. The producers of “La La Land” had to hand over the Best Picture Oscar to the team behind “Moonlight” (pictured) — the film that truly won Best Picture. Warren Beatty, who incorrectly announced “La ...

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Getaway to Hawaii!

KTLA 5, American Airlines and Four Seasons Resorts wants to give you a chance at a relaxing getaway in Hawaii.  Watch the KTLA 5 Morning News Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week (2/27-3/1) for a code word.  The code word will be announced twice – once between 5:00 and 7:00 am, and once between 8:00 and 10:00 am.  Then come ...

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Enter To Win A New TV!

You need a new TV? I need a new TV… Get one… by watching STUDIO40 Live! Starting March 6th check out @Studio40Live on Facebook and find our post on Allied! It’s Brad Pitt’s romantic thriller that was just nominated for an Oscar for best costumes! “Like” that post and you could win the Allied Blue-Ray/DVD… and the grand prize winner walks away ...

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Il Volo

Operatic pop trio sensation IL VOLO comes to the Microsoft Theater on March 23 for “Notte Magica,” a tribute to the three tenors, accompanied by a full orchestra.  Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com.  Watch the KTLA 5 Morning News this Friday, March 3 for your chance to win a pair or Orchestra-section tickets plus VIP passes to the ...

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The Whispers Giveaway

The Whispers are coming to The Novo March 18th.  Tickets are available at AXS.com.  Watch the KTLA 5 Morning News on Monday for your chance to win tickets to the show.  Good Luck Or enter by using the form below

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FOX40 Special Report: The Ferguson Effect

Across the country, more and more police officers say the nature of their job is changing. With cell phones capturing and scrutinizing their every move, they say they’re less inclined to get involved – because it could cost them their jobs.

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Oscar Records and Firsts, From Viola Davis to Damien Chazelle (Photos)

The Oscars are almost 90 years old, but the award show is still experiencing some moments for the first time. It was an historic night at the Oscars — and not just for the epic screw-up of the Best Picture winner. Damien Chazelle became the youngest ever Best Director winner when he accepted his award for the musical “La La ...

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Mom-to-Be Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Stuns with Fiancé Jason Statham at Vanity Fair Afterparty

Stunning in silver! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made her first red carpet appearance with fiancé Jason Statham since the pair announced the model’s pregnancy earlier this month. The couple attended the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday evening. The actress topped off her sparkly Versace look with celestial earrings by Nirav Modi. ...

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12 Moments That Would Make Donald Trump Glad He Skipped the Oscars (Photos)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said this week Donald Trump wouldn’t be watching the 2017 Academy Awards. That was probably a good idea, since lots of people in Hollywood had digs for the president during the award show. Even some of the ads played during the show were critical. Here are all the political moments from the Oscars. Kimmel ...

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‘La La Land’ Producer on Best-Picture Mess: ‘Awards Come and Go’

“La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz is the man who told the world that his film hadn’t really won the Oscar for Best Picture — and that “Moonlight” was the real winner. About an hour later, he told TheWrap how he felt in that moment. “It was chaos up there,” he told TheWrap. “I just saw the envelope … and they ...

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Foreign minister welcomes Iran Oscar for best foreign film

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat has congratulated director Asghar Farhadi for winning the Oscar in the best foreign language category with his film “the Salesman.” Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday the prize is a move against President Donald Trump’s executive order barring U.S. entry to citizens from seven majority Muslim countries, including Iran. Zarif tweeted: “Proud of ...

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Viola Davis Ends Award Season Hot Streak with Oscar Win

Viola Davis’s award season hot streak just ended with a bang. The “Fences” star picked up the award for best supporting actress at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday. She was the favorite to win going into Hollywood’s biggest night. Davis, who beat out the likes of Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”) and Naomie Harris (“Moonlight”), gave an emotional speech that ...

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