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Boom in SoCal Wholesale Sector Jobs May be Ending

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has warned in a new report that jobs from the Southern California’s $1.5 trillion wholesale sector, which account for 8.3 percent of the GDP of the United States, could be at risk due to slowing Asian trade and the rapid introduction of autonomous big-rig trucks.

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Smaller Protests Greet Trump’s New Executive Order

Protests at several California airports greeted President Donald Trump’s new executive order suspending travel from terror-prone countries on Monday, but they were smaller and less vociferous than in January, according to multiple news reports.

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Radicals Besiege Feinstein Home to Urge Rejection of Trump Cabinet

Approximately 200 radical leftists protested and picketed outside of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)’s Pacific Heights mansion in San Franisco on Sunday to oppose what they have labeled as her “pro-Trump voting record” because she voted in favor of confirming a few of the president’s Cabinet picks.

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Anti-Trump Protests Block Airports, Frustrate Travelers

Protests against President Donald Trump and his executive order restricting travel from several terror-prone countries continued Sunday evening at several West Coast airports, blocking traffic and causing some travelers to miss their flights.

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SFO, LAX Lead Nationwide Protests of Trump Executive Order

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Saturday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning entry to nationals from terror-prone countries. Though the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) helped

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State Department Spox: We’re Not ‘Lax’ with Information, No Comment on FBI’s ‘Extremely Careless’ Clinton Conclusions

The State Department continues to hold off on administrative evaluation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of sensitive information. During a Tuesday press conference, Spokesman John Kirby repeatedly asserted that the department is not “lax” with classified information but would not weigh in on the FBI’s determination that “there is evidence of potential violations” by Clinton.

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Pro-ISIS Group Threatens LAX, JFK, Heathrow

Terrorist threats against several airports — Los Angeles International Airport, London’s Heathrow and New York’s JFK — were posted to what has been identified as a pro-Islamic State Twitter account ahead of what is supposed to be a record-breaking fourth of July weekend for travel out of LAX.

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Watch: Passengers Aboard Plane Headed to LAX Fight at 35,000 Feet

You may have heard of the fight-or-flight response, but how about the fight-on-flight response? According to a report by KDVR, passengers aboard a flight headed from Baltimore, MD to Los Angeles, CA got into a brawl; all captured by another passenger

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Trouble Brews as Taxis Confront Uber at LAX

On Thursday, Uber started transporting passengers from LAX, cutting into taxi drivers’ opportunities and prompting taxi drivers to slam the ride-sharing company for lax security procedures.

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LAX Charter Flights to Cuba Take Off

On Saturday, the first flights from the West Coast to Havana, Cuba, were initiated, although must tourists are still banned from visiting Cuba.

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Feds Deny Mistaking K-Pop Girl Band for Prostitutes

A South Korean girl band made waves this week when its management team said band members were detained and denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport because authorities believed they were prostitutes — but a federal official has since denied the claims, saying the group did not possess the proper visas to enter the United States.

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Beagle Brigade Sniffs out Bio-Terrorism at LAX

Those who aim to smuggle bio-terror threats, contraband, money, or other forbidden items through LAX International Airport have to circumvent one team of heroic dogs: the Beagle Brigade K-9 team.

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LAX Departure Tax to Pay for Ritzy Limousine Liberal Lounge

The Board of the Los Angeles Airport Commission voted unanimously to build at taxpayers’ cost a ritzy private lounge to cater to the whims of uber-wealthy Hollywood celebrities, sports figures, diplomats and politicians seeking to avoid mixing with taxpayers.

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Customs Seizes, Destroys 450 Illegal Pork Tamales

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized and destroyed 450 illegal pork tamales from an airline passenger arriving at LAX from Mexico on November 2. The passenger was also caught lying about the contents of his luggage.

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Unauthorized Person on Jet Bridge at LAX

At approximately 6 a.m. Thursday morning, an unauthorized person evaded customary security and was spotted on a jet bridge at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Missile over SoCal; Military Diverts Flights to LAX

The U.S. Navy fired a test missile over Southern California on Saturday night, startling millions of residents for hundreds of miles, as a military exercise also diverted the path of flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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LAX Allows Uber, Lyft to Pick Passengers up from Airport

On Thursday, the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Board of Commissioners finally granted Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing services the green light to pick up passengers, making LAX the the second-busiest and largest U.S. airport to do so

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Cat Goes Through X-Ray Machine in Checked Bag at LAX

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Airport reportedly lost their cool when a JetBlue passenger sent his pet cat through the x-ray machine on Wednesday, after stowing his furry feline in his checked bag.

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Mini-Me Captures Video of Man Getting Tased at LAX

A security incident at Los Angeles International Airport caught the attention of former Austin Powers cast member Verne Troyer Wednesday, who went out of his way to catch up to a man who ran after refusing to cooperate with TSA agents.

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ISIS Threat Reported in California; Official Denies Threat to LAX

Federal law enforcement and homeland security officials are reportedly stepping up security due to an ISIS-related terror threat, according to CNN. The boosted security was reportedly prompted by “intercepted chatter and other intelligence information” that suggested parts of the state could be in danger.