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February 21, 2017 11:25 PM Byron Scott Lakers Can Be NBA Champs In 5 Years ... With Magic's Help

Byron Scott is expecting BIG things from the Lakers now that his friend, Magic Johnson, is running things -- telling TMZ Sports the Lake Show will be right back on top of the league in less than 5 years. Scott not only coached the Lakers from 2014 to 2016 ... but he also won multiple championships with Magic during his first 10 years playing for the Lakers 14

February 21, 2017 9:32 PM Scott Pruitt Signals Dramatic Shift in EPA Priorities

In speech before employees, the new chief emphasized giving business certainty about rules WASHINGTON—In his first speech as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt stressed a dramatic change of priorities at the agency, stating the importance of the agency’s communication and relationship with businesses but giving few details

February 21, 2017 6:40 PM Pruitt to EPA employees: ‘We don’t have to choose’ between jobs and the environment

In his first full work day as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt made clear Tuesday that he intends to step back from what he sees as the agency’s regulatory overreach during the Obama administration. Pruitt, who spent years criticizing and suing the EPA before becoming its newest leader, reiterated an argument he often 12

February 21, 2017 5:45 PM Michael Floyd 'Model Inmate' During Jail Stay

Michael Floyd's first week as a prisoner is going GREAT -- with officials saying the NFL star's been a model inmate since he was locked up at Lower Buckeye Jail in Arizona jail 5 days ago. As we previously reported, Floyd was sentenced to 120 days in jail (he'll reportedly only serve 24) after striking a plea deal from his December extreme DUI arrest 11

February 21, 2017 2:23 PM Extinguishing Donald Trump’s Swedish Immigration 'Fire'

They have problems. But they also have solutions. As a former intelligence officer, I am a major advocate of the maxim, “facts matter.” As such, I often find myself cringing when listening to President Trump wax philosophically – and creatively – on any number of issues. The most recent example of this are the president’s comments about Sweden, made during 16

February 21, 2017 1:27 PM Provocateur invited to conservative summit, then disinvited

Values and ideals Despite a history of inflammatory statements, Milo Yiannopoulos was until Monday scheduled to speak at the CPAC conference. The controversy reflects a larger debate about balancing free speech and the value of civility. February 20, 2017 —Some speech can be too provocative for conservatives, too. At least that’s one way to read the message 14

February 21, 2017 5:10 AM SpaceX makes historic launch from 39A, sticks landing

A SpaceX cargo ship was supposed to be launched Saturday, but the company postponed until Sunday, successfully using NASA's 39A launchpad in Florida, where NASA's astronauts once took off for space missions. LC-39A was best known as the launch site for the Apollo 11 mission, which sent the first humans to the surface of the moon, as well as numerous 15

February 21, 2017 12:45 AM Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexism allegations

Uber is scrambling to repair its image after a former engineer published bombshell allegations of sexism within the company. Now, it has hired one of the nation's most well-known attorneys to investigate the claims. CEO Travis Kalanick sent a company-wide email on Monday, which addressed the allegations published the day before. He said Uber hired former 14

February 21, 2017 12:07 AM Uber will release its first diversity report in the next few months

A day after a former Uber site reliability engineer (SRE) Susan Fowler Rigetti posted a detailed narrative about unwanted sexual advances from her manager and a lackluster response from Uber’s human resources (HR) department, prompting Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick to call for an investigation, Kalanick today provided employees with more detail 19

February 20, 2017 11:52 PM Protesters hold 'Not My Presidents Day' events across the US

Protesters held demonstrations on Presidents Day Monday in cities across the country in opposition to Donald Trump’s presidency, questioning the legitimacy of his White House victory and opposing him on a variety of issues including immigration and climate science. At least nine events were held under the social media-driven “Not My Presidents Day” movement 15