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January 19, 2017 11:19 PM ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ actor Miguel Ferrer dead at 61

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ actor Miguel Ferrer dead at 61 “NCIS: Los Angeles” actor Miguel Ferrer died Thursday after a battle with cancer. Ferrer was best known for his role as Owen Granger for seven seasons on the long-running cop show. “Today, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' lost a beloved family member,” showrunner R. Scott Gemmill said in a statement. “Miguel was a man of tremendous 14

January 19, 2017 9:20 PM Mnuchin emerges from confirmation hearing intact

In a wide-ranging hearing that exceeded five and a half hours, Mnuchin was pressed by Democrats for details on everything from his thoughts on tax reform to how he defended foreclosures carried out under his watch as the top executive of OneWest Bank. But like many of Trump’s picks, at the end of the day it appeared that Mnuchin could still rely on enough 13

January 19, 2017 8:51 PM Analysis: Feminism isn't a fad — especially not under President Trump

The women's movement prepares for one of its most challenging chapters. For the American women who believed the future was imminently female, Donald Trump's inauguration Friday marks the end of mourning and the beginning of resistance. One day later, after the transfer of power is complete, more than 200,000 women and men are expected to unite for the Women's 13

January 19, 2017 8:41 PM As Trump emissary to Congress, Mike Pence faces potential obstacle

WASHINGTON Shortly after Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election in November, Vice President-elect Mike Pence visited the country’s largest manufacturing lobby group, six blocks from the White House, to brainstorm about Trump's legislative agenda. The conversation at the National Association of Manufacturers was friendly, with a lot of "give 11

January 19, 2017 7:11 PM Julio Jones Says Sprained Toe Won't Keep Him out Vs. Packers

Falcons All-Pro receiver Julio Jones says a sprained toe won't keep him from playing in Sunday's NFC championship game against Green Bay. Jones said he felt a "snag" in last week's win over Seattle and decided not to play the fourth quarter with Atlanta holding a big lead. He was inactive in Weeks 14 and 15 with a similar injury. Jones didn't practice 13

January 19, 2017 7:08 PM Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute

WASHINGTON — Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators — with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing. Trump was quickly 12

January 19, 2017 6:06 PM Despite criticism, country singers will be performing all over Trump's inauguration weekend

When Elton John flatly denied the rumor that he was performing at Donald Trump's inauguration, he fired off a suggestion for the president-elect: "Why not ask ... one of those f--ing country stars? They'd do it for you." It was an easy shot to take. Country singers, traditionally a conservative group, seem like the obvious choice of entertainment for a GOP president 14

January 19, 2017 5:01 PM A look back at fact-checking President Obama

In his farewell address, President Obama quoted his mother when he spoke about the virtue of honesty. “[A]s my mother used to tell me,” Obama said, “reality has a way of catching up with you.” For years, Obama repeated his promise that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” However, reality caught up with the president 16

January 19, 2017 3:19 PM Massey ex-CEO's conviction upheld over fatal mine blast

A federal appeals court on Thursday let stand former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Donald Blankenship's conviction for conspiracy and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Blankenship's argument that his conviction should be overturned 13

January 19, 2017 2:53 PM Netflix fueled by original programming, even as its costs hold earnings back, analysts say

Company upgraded to neutral at Macquarie With the stock gains pushing Netflix NFLX, +5.74% to a record level Thursday morning, analysts were enamored of the company’s rapid subscriber additions in the U.S. and even more so internationally. Still, Netflix’s promise to continue original programming, which means continued spending, weighed on some analysts 14