Mo’ne Davis to donate jersey to BB Hall of Fame

September 25, 2014

 

Associated Press

  

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Philadelphia Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis is headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

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Techonomy: Race and the new economy

September 25, 2014

 

By C. Kelly

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen

 

Technology is fundamentally changing the world in which we live. Just as the 1880s Industrial Revolution... Read more...

Shonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC

September 25, 2014

 

By Frazier Moore

Associated Press

   

Let’s just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday” should be renamed “Shonday.”

 

At least it... Read more...

City Council boosts minimum wage to $15.37 at big hotels

September 25, 2014

 

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU

 City News Service

 

The Los Angeles City Council this week tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large... Read more...

County moves to keep Lynwood Trauma Center open

September 18, 2014

 

By Elizabeth Marcelllino

City News Service

 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved on Wednesday September 17 to preemptively block the closure of a private... Read more...

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September 25, 2014

 

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Some arriving international passengers should have a faster trip through Los Angeles International Airport thanks to dozens of automated kiosks unveiled September 24 in an effort to speed up the entry process.

 

“These kiosks will allow passengers to avoid long lines and reduce wait times at Customs, so they can be out the door faster and on their way to exploring the greatest city in the world,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “This important improvement to the passenger experience is all part of our work to overhaul nearly every terminal and bring rail to LAX, because Los Angeles deserves a world-class airport.”

 

The 40 Automated Passport Control kiosks at the Tom Bradley International Terminal allow international travelers to submit biographical information and customs declarations electronically, meaning less time spent talking to a Customs and Border Protection Officer. The machines can be used by U.S. and Canadian citizens, and travelers from the 38 Visa Waiver Countries, as long as the travelers are registered through CBP’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization program, according to airport officials.

 

Travelers using the machines will still be interviewed by a CBP officer, but the electronic pre-screening is expected to expedite the process. Airport officials said the system has resulted in an average wait-time reduction of 39 percent for returning U.S. citizens. Eligible foreign passport holders have seen an 18 percent reduction, officials said.

 

 The terminals cost $36,000 each. A consortium of 39 airlines operating in the Tom Bradley terminal is paying the roughly $1.6 million tab for personnel to direct and assist travelers with questions about the machines. The terminals will also be installed at Terminal 2, which is a secondary international terminal. Similar machines were installed in Terminal 5 by Delta Air Lines.

 

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