Archive for March 19th, 2018

Forget wealth and neighborhood. The racial income gap persists

Business & Economy | | March 19 2018, 6:42 PM

A new study finds that the gap is actually largest in America's wealthiest neighborhoods, challenging widely-held beliefs about the relative impacts of class and race on life outcomes.

Strong storm headed for SoCal; mandatory evacuations ordered

Environment & Science | | March 19 2018, 5:58 PM

The so-called atmospheric river is expected arrive Tuesday and last through Thursday night. The system could bring season-high rainfall and flash flooding. See the full list of evacuation orders here.

California was in for one of the driest winters on record. Then March happened

Environment & Science | | March 19 2018, 5:07 PM

By the end of February, it looked like the state was going to experience one of its driest winters ever. Then storms started to roll in. But will they be enough?

Report on California arts education: encouraging, but needs work

Education | | March 19 2018, 4:16 PM

"It's showing some forward progress," explained Pat Wayne, program director at Create CA. "Not of course what we'd hope it would be, but we're going in the right direction."

President Trump vows to 'liberate' US from opioid crisis

Politics | | March 19 2018, 2:58 PM

Trump traveled to New Hampshire on Monday to outline his plans to combat opioid addiction. New Hampshire's death rate from opioid overdoses is twice the national average.

How to stay healthy on flights: Get a window seat, stay put

Environment & Science | | March 19 2018, 2:25 PM

We all think of airplanes as hotbeds for diseases. But how easily do pathogens spread on jets? Now scientists have created "Fantasy Flights" to find the risky seats.

Black and Latino children are often overlooked when it comes to autism

Health | | March 19 2018, 1:13 PM

Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of bias on the part of healthcare providers or lack of access among families, among others.

Uber suspends self-driving vehicle tests after pedestrian is killed in Arizona

Environment & Science | | March 19 2018, 10:43 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to investigate the incident. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle.

Some retailers are holding your returns against you

Business & Economy | | March 19 2018, 10:12 AM

A database used by retailers is supposed to help decrease the probability that a return is fraudulent by recording the state-issued identification of a consumer and building a shopping history off of it.

Trump cabinet turnover sets record going back 100 years

Politics | | March 19 2018, 9:17 AM

President Trump says "there will always be change, and I think you want to see change." Already he's had more Cabinet turnover in 420 days than 14 of his predecessors had in their first two years.

Kushner Cos. profited by false filings on NYC real estate, report says

US & World | | March 19 2018, 8:55 AM

The Associated Press, working with New York's Housing Rights Initiative, has uncovered dozens of cases in which false applications were filed for building permits in rent-controlled properties.

Lawmakers weigh pros and cons of mandatory screening for postpartum depression

Health | | March 19 2018, 6:54 AM

Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven't increased the number of moms treated.

Are there risks from secondhand marijuana smoke? Early science says yes

Health | | March 19 2018, 6:40 AM

Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries.

Tax prep help is available in LA for those who need it

Local | | March 19 2018, 5:00 AM

Time to gather up your tax papers: this year's April 17 filing deadline is just around the corner. We have tips if you need assistance.

Kids miss college because their parents won’t apply for financial aid

Education | | March 19 2018, 5:00 AM

Whether it's due to fear of deportation or family estrangement, the refusal to fill out the FAFSA keeps some high school seniors from attending college.

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What's gotten in the way of the music industry's Me Too moment?

Arts & Entertainment | | March 19 2018, 3:36 PM

After talking with more than two dozen women in the music industry, Noisey's Andrea Domanick finds sexual harassment and abuse is rampant.

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Austin authorities hunt ‘serial bomber’ after tripwire sets off 4th blast

| March 19 2018, 9:48 AM

The fourth explosion in less than three weeks in Austin, Texas, appears to be the work of a serial bomber, officials said Monday.

Digging into Facebook’s data-sharing scandal and potential impact it might have on use

| March 19 2018, 9:43 AM

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook is facing criticism in the wake of a report alleging that the tech giant misused user data when it allowed a political data firm to harvest information on millions of users.

America is facing another opioid crisis: Hospitals experiencing shortages of painkillers

| March 19 2018, 9:36 AM

As the opioid crisis grows in prominence both in communities across the U.S. and on the political stage, there’s another opioid issue that’s rising to the forefront: the shortage of these painkillers in hospitals.

Week in politics: What led to Andrew McCabe’s firing, why the president is lashing out (again) at the Mueller probe, and more

| March 19 2018, 9:27 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the weekend headlines in politics and looks ahead to what to watch for this week.

DOJ to face off against AT&T in antitrust ‘trial of the century’

| March 19 2018, 9:15 AM

The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T are set to face-off in court on Monday at 10 a.m. EST over the company's $85 billion agreement to buy media giant Time Warner Inc.

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Why homeless families fear seeking help

| March 19 2018, 12:30 PM

The tragic death of a family of four in their van sheds light on the hidden world of homeless families and the obstacles they face in finding available resources.

SpaceX and its bumpy road to success

| March 19 2018, 11:57 AM

Elon Musk's venture and other privately operated space companies, including Blue Origin run by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, have had plenty of ups and downs.

Stealing legal pot sales from the black market

| March 19 2018, 11:50 AM

The sale of recreational marijuana has been legal in California since the turn of the new year. But almost three months in, legal pot is still struggling to establish itself.

Why ‘Black Panther’ box office dominance is a big deal

| March 19 2018, 10:49 AM

"Black Panther" continues to rule the box office, five weekends straight. That hasn't happened since "Avatar" back in 2009. Here's why that's significant.

How to prep yourself ahead of this week's SoCal storm

Local | | March 19 2018, 10:19 AM

Heavy rains will drench the Los Angeles area starting Wednesday, with some areas projected to get as much as six inches of rainfall.

Snap disappears from Venice, which loved and hated it

Local | | March 19 2018, 9:49 AM

Snapchat is a social media behemoth in Venice, where it grew so much that it frustrated some locals. Now the company is moving part of its staff to Santa Monica.

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