Federal judge releases USC records in gynecologist lawsuit

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:02

University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of "psychopathy."The Los Angeles Times reports the confidential report was among USC records concerning Dr. George Tyndall that were made ...

John Singleton, maker of ‘Boyz N the Hood,’ dies at 51

Entertainment 04/29/19, 16:49

Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton's family said Monday that he died in ...

Los Angeles Times reporters win Pulitzer for investigation

U.S. 04/15/19, 17:43

Three Los Angeles Times reporters won a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for their coverage of a gynecologist now accused of abusing hundreds of students at the University of Southern California.Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle won the prize for investigative reporting for their ongoing series about Dr. George Tyndall, ...

Update: USC open to modifying LA Coliseum name change

U.S. 03/29/19, 16:07

The Latest on controversy over plans to change the name of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (all times local):2 p.m.The University of Southern California says it's amenable to accepting the wishes of veterans and modifying a name change for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as long as corporate sponsor United Airlines agrees.This ...

APNewsBreak: Airline offers to end LA Coliseum name change

Sports 03/29/19, 14:11

United Airlines is offering to withdraw from a divisive $69 million deal to rename Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as United Airlines Memorial Coliseum.The airline wrote to the University of Southern California on Friday after criticism that putting a corporate name on the stadium is disrespectful to its history as a ...

Renaming of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum criticized

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:11

The University of Southern California's $69 million sale of naming rights for Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is being criticized as dishonoring the historic stadium's dedication as a memorial to soldiers who fought and died in World War I just a few years before it opened. USC announced last year that the ...

Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

Entertainment 03/21/19, 15:57

Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case.A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get ...

USC’s new president ready to ‘fix’ school after scandals

U.S. 03/21/19, 00:46

The new president of the University of Southern California said she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week.Carol Folt, a biologist and former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at ...

Update: On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

Sports 03/20/19, 17:04

The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):3 p.m.The chairman of the board of trustees of scandal-plagued University of Southern California has introduced its new president, saying the school has worked hard to turn a corner and is ready to move forward.FILE ...

On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

U.S. 03/20/19, 15:00

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president who will usher in "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.Carol Folt will become the university's 12th president on July 1 following a lengthy nationwide ...

USC could expel students in admissions bribery scandal

U.S. 03/19/19, 14:12

The University of Southern California says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions.The university said in a statement Monday it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their ...

Police seek information in off-campus killing of USC student

U.S. 03/12/19, 15:23

The emotionally shaken family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt asked Tuesday that anyone with information about possible suspects call Los Angeles police investigators. Music student Victor McElhaney, 21, was shot early Sunday after leaving a market with friends. Detectives were searching for three or ...

Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

U.S. 03/10/19, 22:20

A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said.Victor McElhaney, who was studying at USC's Thornton School of Music, was killed shortly after midnight Sunday about ...

Study uses satellites to count flares near Eagle Ford Shale

U.S. 02/24/19, 17:15

Researchers at two California universities are studying the fiery flares that pock-mark drilling sites in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.Researchers from the University of Southern California and San Francisco State University are using satellites to see how much flaring occurs in the region, in addition to data provided ...

Study: More diverse movie leads in 2018 than ever

Entertainment 02/12/19, 11:01

The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.Researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of the 100 highest-grossing films of 2018. That's ...

Study says number of female filmmakers at Sundance improving

Entertainment 01/25/19, 12:03

A new study released Friday found that female filmmakers are submitting to and being accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in significantly greater numbers than they were a decade ago, but their numbers are still well below 50 percent.The study by the Sundance Institute and the University of Southern California's ...

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

Tech 01/12/19, 11:24

A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions.Max Glauben lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis.The University of Southern California Shoah Foundation has recorded ...

Nude photos linked to ex-USC doc in sex-abuse investigation

U.S. 12/11/18, 20:33

Detectives were trying to determine whether nude photographs linked to a former University of Southern California gynecologist show any of the hundreds of women who allege he sexually harassed them during examinations. The collection found in a self-storage unit rented by Dr. George Tyndall appeared to include homemade pornography — some ...

93 women accuse former USC doctor of sex abuse

U.S. 10/18/18, 22:41

Ninety-three women are suing the University of Southern California, alleging they were sexually harassed or abused by a campus gynecologist. They're the latest to contend that USC ignored decades of complaint against Dr. George Tyndall, who retired last year. USC says it's aware of the lawsuits and will seek what it calls ...

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