The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will attend an inaugural prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral this morning. It is billed as an interfaith service of prayer, inspirational readings and musical performances. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will also attend.
Newly released documents show leaders of the LA Archdiocese previously discussed ways to conceal sex abuse cases involving children and priests from local law enforcement. The internal church records are being used as evidence in a civil court case.
A Long Beach man is dead after he allegedly fell during a hike at Mt. Baldy over the weekend. San Bernardino County Coroner’s officials say the body of 60-year-old Dominic Belletti was found by fellow hikers in an area known as Baldy Bowl Sunday. Authorities say Belletti had been hiking the area alone. An investigation into his death is ongoing.
The price of gas in the Inland Empire is on the rise. Triple A says the price of regular unleaded gas is three-dollars-and-70-cents, up half a cent from yesterday. In the past 24 days, the average price in Riverside has gone up 21 times.
Southwest Airlines is now offering passengers the opportunity to pay to be in the first group to board flights. Beginning 45 minutes before takeoff and only at the departure gate, the airline will sell passes to move to the front of the line for 40 dollars.
It was 40 years ago today that the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision on abortion. In the historic Roe vs Wade case, the high court ruled that a right to privacy under the due process section of the 14th Amendment extends to a woman’s right to have an abortion. Abortion opponents will march on the Supreme Court building this Friday in what they call the annual March for Life.
A genetics professor says recent advances in science could make it possible to clone a Neanderthal baby. George Church tells Germany’s “Der Spiegel” magazine the Neanderthal genome has already been mapped, but the biggest hurdle to his plan would be finding a surrogate mother.
Apparently the bidding war over Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency has stalled. According to “Breathe Heavy,” some hotel executives have brought up their concerns about whether or not the star would be lip-syncing her show. Spears is reportedly very close to signing a 200-million-dollar deal for a residency at Planet Hollywood, but it is being held up because the hotel isn’t sure she will actually be singing live. A source tells the site that the hotel is worried that those outside Britney’s fanbase will be disappointed by a lip-synced show, and is concerned that Britney’s show may not be up to par performance-wise.
January 22, 2013 at 5:21 am | Local News | No comment