Archive for August 30th, 2014

Fighter War Machine extradited to Nevada

Crime & Justice | | August 30 2014, 4:54 PM

Mixed martial arts fighter War Machine has been extradited from California to Las Vegas to face charges he brutally beat his porn star ex-girlfriend.

Results from screening tests can be high in anxiety

Health | | August 30 2014, 4:16 PM

A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.

Rams cut Michael Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted

US & World | | August 30 2014, 3:19 PM

The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis' roster.

How are different Asian-American groups faring economically?

Business & Economy | | August 30 2014, 2:50 PM

In a recent report, the U.S. Department of Labor broke down different economic outcomes among Asian-American and Pacific Islander ethnic subgroups.

Caltech makes Feynman's physics lectures available for free

Environment & Science | | August 30 2014, 1:13 PM

"The Feynman Lectures," delivered at Caltech, are now available to read for free online. You can also watch video of some of the material covered in those lectures.

UN peacekeepers rescued after being trapped by Syrian militants

US & World | | August 30 2014, 11:15 AM

Dozens of blue-helmeted Filipino soldiers were extracted after a firefight with militants on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

John Walker Jr., Cold War spy for Soviets, dies at 77

US & World | | August 30 2014, 10:55 AM

The U.S. Navy warrant officer recruited his son, brother and a friend to help him steal and sell classified message keys to the USSR over a 17-year period.

Nicaraguan miners trapped after collapse

US & World | | August 30 2014, 10:30 AM

Four miners remain trapped after 22 others were rescued at a gold and silver mine near the south central city of Bonanza.

Rick Perry's legal trouble: The line between influence, coercion

Politics | | August 30 2014, 9:54 AM

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

California lawmakers pass several bills as they finish session

Politics | | August 30 2014, 9:38 AM

California lawmakers have wrapped up the end of the legislative session ahead of their Sunday deadline. Several bills are now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.

Bill passes granting California workers paid sick days

Health | | August 30 2014, 9:20 AM

If signed by the governor, AB 1522 will require most California employers to give workers at least three paid sick days a year.

10 little-known facts about labor and Labor Day

Represent! | | August 30 2014, 6:30 AM

Holiday trivia: The first Labor Day parade was almost cancelled for lack of a band. But hundreds of Jewelers Union members poured into Manhattan to save the day.

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Telluride Film Festival: 'Wild' Q&A with Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and director Jean-Marc Vallée

Arts & Entertainment | | August 30 2014, 10:02 PM

John Horn, host of KPCC's "The Frame," moderates a Q&A with the people who made the movie happen, along with author Cheryl Strayed, whose book the film is based on.

Telluride Fest: 25-year-old filmmaker Xavier Dolan on 'Mommy'

Arts & Entertainment | | August 30 2014, 12:46 PM

John Horn talks with the writer and director of the French-Canadian drama that is likely to be a contender for the foreign language Oscar.

Converse hosts a pop-up studio for up-and-coming LA bands

Arts & Entertainment | | August 30 2014, 10:30 AM

Being in a band is not cheap. The sneaker company is helping artists cut the cost with Rubber Tracks — a pop-up studio that lets bands record for free.