Welcome to The LATEST, your one stop shop for today s top local news. We are a team of dedicated journalists who spend countless hours investigating and producing stories about the issues that affect your lives. We can t do this without you Our nonprofit newsroom powers both LAist and 89.3 KPCC, the No. 1 NPR station in Southern California. We re only here because readers like you have stepped up to become members. File: People ride a Hollywood tour bus near the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2012 in Los Angeles. (David McNew AFP via Getty Images) Those big tour buses rolling all over Hollywood will soon be banned from driving, stopping and parking on certain residential streets in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to limit which streets tour bus companies can use, after a flood of complaints from residents in hillside neighborhoods near the Hollywood sign and the Hollywood Reservoir.
The Manchester gay village could be pushed "back to the bad old days " under efforts to "crackdown " on fetish nights with darkrooms, campaigners have warned.
Twitter has announced a new rule to crack down on content it considers to have been deliberately altered to cause ”serious harm ”.
Lube has been banned in Tanzania and gay men are routinely forced to undergo humiliating anal examinations in what has been described as a crackdown on the LGBT community.
Christmas crackdowns have left YouTube hosts in the cold.
Aziz s brush with the ban hammer began when she uploaded a snarky, passionate video about the Chinese government s repressive crackdown against the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang, where long reported concentration camps were recently confirmed by leaked documents. The clip was cheekily presented as a makeup tutorial. "So, the first thing you need to do is grab your lash curler, curl your lashes obviously, " Aziz says, staring into the camera. "Then, you're gonna put them down and use the phone you're using right now to search what''s happening in China, how they're getting concentration camps, throwing innocent Muslims in there. ... This is another Holocaust, yet no one is talking about it. "
Google has announced it will be banning some payday loan apps from the Play Store as part of a crackdown on what it says are harmful practices.
The arrest marks a continuation of the Justice Department 's aggressive crackdown on whistleblowers and leakers, which ramped up during the Obama administration and has continued under President Donald Trump.Henry Kyle Frese, 30, faces two counts of willful transmission of national defense information. John Demers, the Justice Department 's national security chief, said in a statement that Frese was ”caught red handed. ”
THE Government is launching a massive crackdown on chemsex as drug-related deaths sharply increase in the UK. Chemsex â€“ a relatively new introduction to the UK after taking off in the US about a decade ago â€“ involves partners taking recreational drugs to enhance sexual experience. The craze, which is reportedly common in the gay community but on the rise in heterosexual couples, usually involves seriously addictive drugs such as crystal meth, GHB or mephedrone. These three narcotics are popular in â€˜chemsex partiesâ€™. Mephedrone, which was legal in EU countries until 2010, can create a euphoric and affectionate state in the consumer, GHB, or â€˜Gâ€™, can reduce inhibitions, and crystal meth, or methamphetamine, can cause a person to feel exhilarated and energised.
Two high ranking U.S. congressmen have condemned Russia's "failure to hold free " local elections this weekend in Moscow and St. Petersburg and "its crackdown on protesters, " according to a joint statement on September 5. Their appeal came with Russian prosecutions continuing against protesters angry over the barring of many opposition and independent candidates and as Russian law enforcement raided the offices of one of the Kremlin's most prominent critics, Aleksei Navalny. U.S. Congressmen Eliot Engel (Democrat New York), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and lead Republican Michael McCaul (Texas) said weeks of Russian street rallies for free elections, "coupled with the Kremlin's response, are further proof that the people of Russia are tired of Russian President Vladimir Putin's tyrannical ways. "They called on Russia to "cease all acts of violence against peaceful demonstrators. " The U.S. statement follows weeks of protests that started in July in Moscow and other cities over disqualifications ahead of the September 8 Moscow and St. Petersburg city council races and a Leningrad region gubernatorial vote. Security forces on September 5 stormed the offices of Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny s Anti Corruption Foundation, his live television studio, and his Moscow political headquarters, he and his allies wrote on social media. Three people were reportedly taken to a police station and later released without giving statements.
The move follows an outbreak of violence in recent weeks at the camps, most of whose residents fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state two years ago following a military crackdown on the Muslim Rohingya minority.It also comes after none of the refugees turned up in late August to return across the border to conflict scarred Rakhine, when a fresh push to repatriate the refugees to Myanmar fell flat.
Reports from CNN and Politico about the Executive Order draft emerged just as the White House hosted a Friday meeting of technology companies to explore online violent rhetoric and images. President Donald Trump signaled plans for such an effort to crackdown on liberal bias online during a "social media summit " (mostly for conservative "journalists and influencers ") on July 11. Related: Trump Looks to Enforce Fairness on Social Media #xA0;
Russian police rounded up as many as 1,373 people in Moscow in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent years against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power.The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition members be allowed to run in a local election on Sept. 8. Authorities had declared the rally illegal and sought to block participation, but thousands of people turned up anyway in one of the longest and most determined protests of recent times.
Putin on Sunday morning went aboard one of the vessels in the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. The parade, the biggest in years, included 43 ships and submarines and 4,000 troops.Putin was spending the weekend away from Moscow, the Russian capital, where nearly 1,400 people were detained Saturday in a violent police crackdown on pro democracy protesters. A Russian group that monitors police arrests gave the figure Sunday, saying it was the largest number of detentions at a rally in the Russian capital this decade.
Russian police arrested almost 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand free and fair elections, a monitor said, the biggest crackdown on a rally in the country in years.Some 3,500 people took part in the unauthorised protest on Saturday, according to official figures, after authorities blocked prominent opposition candidates from taking part in city elections.