Disney to reduce entertainment offerings at Disney California Adventure

Disney continues to scale back on select entertainment offerings at Disney California Adventure as they head into the busy summer season. Schedules for the Warriors of Wakanda in Avengers Campus and the Citizens of Buena Vista Street have been trimmed, as first reported by the Orange County Register. State officials investigating fatal Disneyland accident Both the Warriors of Wakanda and Citizens of Buena Vista will have daily performances in June, but those offerings will be cut back come July, according to the Disneyland calendar. “We regularly evaluate our entertainment offerings and make adjustments. Select entertainment offerings in Disney California Adventure Park will soon have adjusted performance schedules. We encourage guests to check Disneyland.com and the Disneyland app on the day of their visit for the most up-to-date show times,” Disneyland officials told KTLA. “We change show times for many reasons, including weather, guest experience, and other events/offerings.” As of press time, the Disneyland calendar doesn’t go beyond July 25. “Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje” show features the Black Panther’s bodyguards as they host strength and skill training sessions for Avenger Campus

Santa Monica bar patron punches, kills manager after getting kicked out, police say

Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man with homicide after he allegedly punched the manager of a Santa Monica bar, leading to his death, according to authorities. The Santa Monica Police Department said officers responded to the 2700 block of Main Street, outside of Jameson’s Pub, at about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday morning on reports of a battery. The investigation found that the manager of Jameson’s Bar asked several patrons to leave. After that, police say one of the patrons punched the manager, leaving him unconscious. No additional details were immediately made available. Victim in ‘heinous’ Venice Canal sexual assault taken off life support Officers and medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, including CPR, but the manager was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His identity is yet to be released publicly. Three bar patrons were initially arrested and booked into Santa Monica Jail. The man that allegedly punched the manager was identified as Leonard Hector Korpie, 26 of Venice. He was later charged with homicide by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and is being held on $2 million bail.

Fresno police chief placed on leave over alleged affair with officer’s wife

The city of Fresno placed its police chief on paid administrative leave Wednesday as it continued an investigation into an inappropriate relationship that he allegedly had with an officer’s wife. “In light of the intense public scrutiny surrounding the administrative investigation and in the best interest of all parties involved, Chief Paco Balderrama will be placed on paid administrative leave,” City Manager Georgeanne White said in an email to the Fresno Police Department. City officials confirmed the authenticity of the email to The Times. Standing outside of the council chambers on Wednesday, Balderrama, who has been police chief for a little more than three years, told reporters he could not speak about the investigation. “This is the most difficult time in my life and in my family’s life,” he said. “So I do ask for a little bit of grace. I do ask for a little bit of forgiveness.” He told reporters not to ask any salacious questions for “click bait.” “It’s just not worth it,” he said, adding that if he wasn’t police chief the story would not receive coverage. “But I am the

R.E.M. reunites for first interview in 30 years ahead of Hall of Fame induction

Thirteen years after R.E.M. disbanded, the original members of the iconic rock group reunited before their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday night to reflect on the highs and lows of their career. “You know, we lived or died on the strength of our songs. So this is a huge honor,” guitarist Peter Buck said on “CBS Mornings,” speaking ahead of the induction ceremony in New York and during the group’s first interview together in 30 years. “It is the hardest thing that we do. And it’s the thing that we’ve worked on the most from the very beginning,” bassist Mike Mills told CBS’ Anthony Mason. “Because we had to,” drummer Bill Berry said. “I mean really, early on, just to put food on the table, we had to write songs as fast as we could.” The indie rock group formed as college students at the University of Georgia in Athens in the early 1980s before dropping out to pursue music full time. They gained local recognition before releasing their critically acclaimed debut album “Murmur” in 1983, which The Times named the

You can help name L.A.’s newest dinosaur fossil. Just don’t call it Dino McDinoface

Sage? Esme? Gnatalie? The Los Angeles County Natural History Museum is seeking the public’s help in naming a 70-foot-long sauropod skeleton unearthed by the museum’s paleontologists. The dinosaur will be the focal point of the NHM Commons, a $75-million welcome center currently under construction on the southwest end of the museum in Exposition Park. Slated to open this fall, the Commons will offer gardens, an outdoor plaza, a 400-seat theater and a glass-walled welcome center that can be toured without a ticket. Its centerpiece is the sauropod, whose late Jurassic remains were found in southeast Utah and collected by museum paleontologists between 2007 and 2019. The long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur appears to be part of a new species, similar to the Diplodocus , which will be scientifically named in the future. Currently under construction at the museum, the skeleton is made up of about 350 fossils from six animals whose bones washed into a river after death some 150 million years ago and commingled. How to vote Online poll is open to name Natural History Museum dinosaur fossil The voting is open until Thursday, June 20.

Mark James, ‘Always on My Mind’ and ‘Suspicious Minds’ songwriter, dies at 83

Mark James, the songwriter behind lovelorn rock and country hits like Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind,” has died. He was 83. James’ death on Saturday, at his home in Nashville, Tenn., was first reported in the Houston Chronicle. In a statement, James’ family said that “Mark’s legacy and zest for life will live on in the hearts of those who loved him, and through his timeless lyrics and melodies that have been the soundtrack of lovers for generations.” James, born Francis Zambon in Houston, became an era-defining songwriter with 1968’s “Suspicious Minds,” which he first released under his own name to little notice. But the song — about a couple “caught in a trap, I can’t walk out… / We can’t go on together with suspicious minds” — became an era-defining classic in the hands of Presley, who made it his final No. 1 single when he released it in 1969. The song made Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. James scored another generational classic with 1972’s “Always on My Mind,” which he co-wrote

After a pandemic strike, nurses union must pay Riverside hospital millions in damages

The union representing nurses at Riverside Community Hospital has been ordered to pay more than $6 million to the hospital for damages caused by a 2020 strike. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) June 13, 2024 12:52 PM PT The union representing nurses at Riverside Community Hospital has been ordered to pay more than $6 million to the hospital for the fallout from a 2020 strike. The unusual financial penalty was imposed by an arbitrator who found the 10-day work stoppage during the pandemic violated the terms of the labor agreement signed by HCA Healthcare, which operates the hospital, and Service Employees International Union Local 121RN. The $6.26-million fine, the arbitrator determined, was necessary to compensate the hospital for the cost of replacing workers who walked off the job during the strike, according to a statement released Wednesday. Nurses walked off the job in June 2020 in an effort to force the hospital to increase staffing and improve safety as COVID-19 infections surged, the union said at the time. But hospital officials argued that because nurses also voiced complaints about shortages of personal protective equipment

Biden says he won’t commute any sentence Hunter gets

Biden to sign Ukraine security plan Biden to sign Ukraine security plan with Zelenskyy at G7 summit 04:40 President Biden on Thursday said “no,” he will not commute any sentence his son, Hunter, receives for his conviction on three counts of felony gun charges.  The president  already said he will not pardon his 54-year-old son, something he reiterated during a  joint news conference  with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Italy on Thursday. “I’m extremely proud of my son, Hunter,” Mr. Biden said. “He has overcome an addiction. He’s one of the brightest, most decent men I know. And I am satisfied that I’m not gonna do anything. I said I abide by the jury decision. I will do that. And I will not pardon him.” After the formal news conference concluded, a reporter asked the president if he will commute his son’s sentence.  “No,” Mr. Biden responded.  President Biden speaks during a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the G7 Summit on June 13, 2024, in Savelletri, Italy.  MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Commuting a sentence entails shortening or ending

Maps and photos show massive rainfall forecasts in Florida

South Florida contends with torrential flooding South Florida contends with torrential flooding 02:29 A relentless string of powerful storms have soaked  much of South Florida  this week and today’s forecasts predict massive amounts of rain will continue to pummel sections of the state through Friday.  As images emerged of children traversing South Florida streets in an inflatable raft, adults wading through knee-deep water covering neighborhood blocks, and cars stalled while submerged and stranded in the middle of roadways, meteorologists warned on Thursday that as much as 8 more inches of rain could accumulate in low-lying areas before the weekend.  Officials said around 20 inches had fallen on Thursday afternoon in Hallandale Beach, near Fort Lauderdale. Videos from the Broward County community showed cars submerged to the hood. Seven million people in South Florida were under flood watches or warnings on Thursday, with forecasters projecting the most severe weather for counties previously hit by earlier deluges in the last few days.  Francisco Lopez stands near the flooded parking lot of his apartment building, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Hallandale, Fla. A tropical disturbance has brought a

Clarence Thomas took 3 private jet trips provided by GOP donor, committee says

By Melissa Quinn Updated on: June 13, 2024 / 4:21 PM EDT / CBS News Justice Thomas discloses trips with GOP donor Justice Thomas discloses trips with GOP donor as justices file new reports 01:40 Washington — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took three undisclosed trips aboard a private jet provided by Republican megadonor Harlan Crow between 2017 and 2021, according to documents obtained by the Senate Judiciary Committee and released Thursday. The records, which Crow turned over to the committee, show that Thomas traveled aboard Crow’s private jet in May 2017 on a flight from St. Louis, Missouri, to Kalispell, Montana, with a return flight to Dallas two days later. The second newly revealed trip on the plane took place in March 2019, from Washington, D.C., to Savannah, Georgia, and back. The third, in June 2021, included roundtrip flights between Washington and San Jose, California. The committee said the documents were obtained as a result of its vote to authorize a subpoena for Crow in November. In addition to Crow, the panel’s Democrats voted to issue a subpoena to conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo

Florida school district bans book about book banning. “Irony is dead,” says author.

Pride Month library exhibit features challenged LGBTQ+ books Pride Month library exhibit features challenged LGBTQ+ books 04:34 Alan Gratz’s children’s book “Ban This Book” was published in 2017. Seven years later, his novel for kids ages 8 and older is at the center of a debate over book banning after a Florida school district last month took took the title literally and banned the book.  The Florida school district of Indian River County, home to the city of Vero Beach, last month voted to remove “Ban This Book” from its shelves. In removing the book, the school board overruled its own review committee, which had recommended that the school district retain the novel.  “Ban This Book” is about a schoolgirl who tries to check out her favorite book from her school library, E.L. Konigsburg’s “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” only to find it’s been removed due to a ban. She rebels by starting a secret banned book library — an aspect of the novel that the Florida school board objected to, with one member saying he believed the book’s message was

Santa Monica bar patron punches, kills manager after getting kicked out

Prosecutors have charged a 26-year-old man with homicide after he allegedly punched the manager of a Santa Monica bar, leading to his death, according to authorities. The Santa Monica Police Department said officers responded to the 2700 block of Main Street, outside of Jameson’s Pub, at about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday morning on reports of a battery. The investigation found that the manager of Jameson’s Bar asked several patrons to leave. After that, police say one of the patrons punched the manager, leaving him unconscious. No additional details were immediately made available. Victim in ‘heinous’ Venice Canal sexual assault taken off life support Officers and medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, including CPR, but the manager was pronounced dead at a local hospital. His identity is yet to be released publicly. Three bar patrons were initially arrested and booked into Santa Monica Jail. The man that allegedly punched the manager was identified as Leonard Hector Korpie, 26 of Venice. He was later charged with homicide by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and is being held on $2 million bail.

‘Ultra-low fare’ airline adding new $20 flights from LAX to Sacramento, $60 flights to Atlanta

An airline that bills itself as an “ultra-low fare carrier” is adding new nonstop service out of LAX to two major cities, with ticket prices starting as low as $20. Frontier Airlines will launch daily service between LAX and the Sacramento International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Aug. 13. One-way tickets to Sacramento start at $19, and tickets to Atlanta are offered at a price of $59. The tickets are currently being offered at an introductory rate and will need to be purchased by 9 p.m. PDT on June 20. The prices are also limited to certain travel days and don’t include baggage fees or seat selection. Universal Studios Hollywood launches 2-for-1 ticket deal The new routes will bring the total number of destinations offered by Frontier via LAX to eight. Earlier this year, the airline announced service to five other cities, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Francisco. Frontier’s longest operating route from LAX is to Mexico City. Many of these existing routes have similar $19 price tags during the current introductory sale period. “We’re thrilled to begin offering consumers in

Young Thug’s lawyer avoids 10 weekends in jail as Georgia high court puts order on hold

Young Thug’s attorney will not spend the next 10 weekends in jail, including Father’s Day, despite the judge in the rapper’s RICO case finding the lawyer in criminal contempt of court this week. Brian Steel, who represents the “Go Crazy” rapper in his high-profile RICO case, on Wednesday saw his 20-day punishment put on hold by the Georgia Supreme Court, according to multiple local media outlets. The state’s high court considered the motion after it was transferred from the Georgia Court of Appeals — where Steel originally filed the request to stay Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville‘s order — because the state Supreme Court has jurisdiction when the case underlying an appeal includes allegations of murder. Attorney Ashleigh Merchant, a legal representative for Steel, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement that her team is “thrilled that Brian will be home with his family for Father’s Day this weekend.” The statement continued: “We appreciate how quickly and thoughtfully our appellate courts handled this unfortunate situation.” Merchant’s firm did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment Thursday. On Monday, Glanville ordered

Lakers’ $70-million offer not enough for Dan Hurley? ‘There probably is a number’ to leave UConn

The Lakers offered Connecticut coach Dan Hurley a large sum — $70 million over six years — to become their head coach. He turned them down to return to UConn and attempt to coach the Huskies to a third straight NCAA championship. Is there a dollar amount the Lakers could have offered Hurley that would have changed his mind? “There probably is,” Hurley said Thursday on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” although he said he’s not sure what that amount would be. Making his first public comments since turning down the Lakers offer Monday, Hurley said that number would have had to have been pretty extraordinary for him to leave behind his situation in Storrs, Conn. “To leave a place that you feel the way we do and the family connection with my wife, my sons, my mother-in-law, my father — I know how much it means to my dad to go to the Big East tournament and to come to 10 UConn games a year at home and sit courtside when I’m coaching against Rick Pitino, you know?” Hurley said. “To leave

Eggs of grapevine-gobbling insect snagged en route to California. Are vineyards at risk?

Eggs of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that’s wreaked havoc on crops across more than a dozen states, were recently discovered on a metal art installation that was headed to Sonoma County, one of California’s most esteemed wine regions. The discovery of the infamous bug’s eggs represents the first time the insect has been seen in California. The California Assn. of Winegrape Gowers, a statewide nonprofit, warns the invasive plant-hopper native to Asia has the potential to affect the entire winegrape industry in California, potentially pushing up prices if an infestation results in a smaller grape crop. “Spotted lanternflies have been found in 18 states and have proven to pose a serious threat to vineyards,” Natalie Collins, president of the growers group, said. “These invasive insects feed on the sap of grapevines, while also leaving behind a sticky honeydew residue on the clusters and leaves.” Impacts of the stress on the plant could range from reduced yields — and fewer bottles of wine for consumers — and, if severe and persistent enough, complete vine death and higher wine prices. No adult spotted lanterflies have

Opinion: What a relief. The Supreme Court did the right thing on mifepristone

The same Supreme Court that overruled Roe vs. Wade two years ago on Thursday followed well-established constitutional principles to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to restrict the availability of mifepristone, a drug used to medically induce abortions. The bottom line is that the decision upholds the Food and Drug Administration’s rules for mifepristone. This is crucial for reproductive rights; it is estimated that 63% of all U.S. abortions are now medically induced rather than being performed surgically. The mifepristone case never should have gotten this far. The challenge to the drug should have been dismissed by lower courts, but the staunchly conservative judges on those courts, out of their desire to restrict abortions, ignored basic rules about who can sue in federal court. We should be thankful that the ultraconservative Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. recognized the error made by the lower courts and unanimously dismissed the case because the plaintiffs had no standing to bring the suit. The Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone as part of a two-drug protocol to induce abortions in 2000. In 2016, the FDA

Search underway for retired L.A. County sheriff’s deputy who vanished during hike in Greece

A search is underway for a retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who disappeared this week after going on a solo hike on the Greek island of Amorgos. A friend who was vacationing with Albert Calibet, 59, reported him missing after he embarked on what was expected to be a four-hour hike Tuesday. Calibet hasn’t been seen or heard from since. “We’re almost on three days here,” Calibet’s brother, Oliver, told Fox 11 Los Angeles. “There’s no water. … I’m very distraught.” Calibet worked for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s transit services bureau from 1998 until his retirement in 2018, according to a department statement. After his retirement, he worked as a part-time employee. The sheriff’s homicide bureau is investigating the case locally, and a missing persons report has been filed, the statement continued. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Calibet’s family and friends and our hope is that we can bring him home safely,” Sheriff Robert Luna said in a statement. “We are actively collaborating with multiple agencies abroad to provide assistance in the search for Deputy Calibet and will use every resource

The best Apple MacBook deals in 2024

By Brittany Vincent, Jason R. Rich Edited By Leslie Gornstein Updated on: June 13, 2024 / 3:11 PM EDT / Essentials CBS Essentials is created independently of the CBS News editorial staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms. Amazon If you’re looking to get a new MacBook , there are plenty of great discounts going on right now – and it’s not even a holiday. You might be surprised to learn that there are often sales on Apple laptops even outside of big sales. You can even find price cuts on newer models like the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro , especially when it’s time for new models to roll out.  And when it comes to Apple’s premium notebook computers, you’re going to get a great product, no matter which one you choose. It’s true, this lineup of powerful laptop computers makes for handy portable workstations and long-lasting  desktop  replacements.   Check out our picks below to get some of the best deals on MacBook configurations available right now.  2024 13″ MacBook

U.N. official says Israeli troops killed 2 Gazans fishing off coast

By Haley Ott June 13, 2024 / 3:09 PM EDT / CBS News Gazans describe deadly Israeli raid Gazans describe being caught up in Israel’s brazen hostage rescue raid 02:21 Two men fishing in the waters off the coast of the Gaza Strip were killed Wednesday by Israeli troops firing at them with automatic weapons, James Elder, the global spokesperson for the United Nations’ children’s agency UNICEF, told CBS News. Elder said he was in a truck attempting to deliver food and medical supplies for 10,000 children in northern Gaza when his team was stopped at an Israeli checkpoint. From his position, he said he could see about 10 men fishing with a single net in knee-deep water. “I was standing outside the vehicle and suddenly saw a tank coming and then firing, and saw those two men seek to run from their fishing spot and then hit the sand,” Elder said. Elder said he heard the sound of an automatic weapon coming from near the tank before the men fell. He said his group eventually made contact with the military and that some of

South Florida rainfall floods streets, drowns cars

South Florida rainfall floods streets, drowns cars – CBS News Watch CBS News Rain slamming the Florida peninsula is creating dangerous conditions for some near Miami and the Gulf Coast to the west. Video and photos show cars stranded in waters that flooded some neighborhoods. CBS News’ Manuel Bojorquez has more from Hollywood, Florida. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On