Archive for November 13th, 2017

Californians still use more water than the national average

Environment & Science | | November 13 2017, 6:15 PM

Californians cut way back on water consumption during the drought. But we still trail far behind many East Coast states.

Jury awards $5.5M to parents of man tased multiple times by LAPD

Crime & Justice | | November 13 2017, 6:09 PM

Michael Mears was 39 and a Marine veteran. He suffered cardiac arrest and died two days after one officer stunned him six times with a Taser and others beat him.

An online community college for working-class Californians

Education | | November 13 2017, 6:01 PM

California community colleges are considering creating an online community college to help people who aren't necessarily looking to earn a degree.

AARP Foundation sues nursing home to stop illegal evictions

Health | | November 13 2017, 5:09 PM

Gloria and Bill Single lived together in a nursing home until she was evicted without warning. Complaints about illegal evictions from nursing homes are up 73 percent in California since 2011.

As climate shifts, California birds are nesting earlier

Environment & Science | | November 13 2017, 4:53 PM

As global temperatures continue to climb, animals have to adapt. For 202 different species of California birds, that means nesting earlier in the year.

Trump travel ban allowed to take partial effect

Politics | | November 13 2017, 4:31 PM

Travelers from six Muslim-majority nations may be temporarily barred entry into the United States if they don't have a close "bona fide relationship with a person or entity in this country."

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

Health | | November 13 2017, 1:56 PM

High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups.

Hate crimes up in 2016, FBI statistics show

Crime & Justice | | November 13 2017, 1:36 PM

FBI statistics released Monday show that the number of hate crimes reported last year rose by nearly 5 percent compared to the previous year.

​Fatigue, poor safety caused deadly California bus crash

Local | | November 13 2017, 12:22 PM

The driver of a bus operated by Fresno-based Autobuses Coordinados USA Inc. had only slept about five hours over the 40 hours preceding the Aug. 2, 2016 crash.

Security firm says extremely creepy mask cracks iPhone X's Face ID

Business & Economy | | November 13 2017, 12:07 PM

A video shows the Vietnam-based Bkav apparently bypassing the feature. Apple has touted the function as secure since it was unveiled in September.

Sip wine, chat about postponing motherhood at an 'egg social'

Health | | November 13 2017, 12:07 PM

First, there were Tupperware parties. Then Mary Kay soirees. Now, you might be sipping cocktails at an egg-freezing fête for women considering postponing motherhood.

​Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades

Politics | | November 13 2017, 12:00 PM

So far, 91 percent of Trump's nominees are white, and 81 percent are male. Three of every four are white men, with few African-Americans and Hispanics in the mix.

Supreme Court takes on case about free speech and abortion

Health | | November 13 2017, 11:05 AM

Does a California law violate the Constitution by requiring anti-abortion pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion and contraception services?

Trump picks former pharmaceutical executive to lead Health and Human Services | | November 13 2017, 10:10 AM

If Alex Azar is confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Dr. Tom Price, who resigned in September after a scandal involving government travel on private aircraft.

Senate majority leader wants Roy Moore to step aside

Politics | | November 13 2017, 8:45 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he believes the women who were quoted in a Washington Post story about Moore's past relationships with them as young women.

US colleges draw fewer international students

Education | | November 13 2017, 7:51 AM

The Institute of International Education reports that the number of new students fell by an average of 7 percent at nearly 500 colleges and universities surveyed this fall.

Hundreds in Hollywood march against sexual harassment

Local | | November 13 2017, 6:56 AM

The Take Back the Workplace March and the #MeToo Survivors March joined forces Sunday in the heart of Hollywood, where Harvey Weinstein accuser Lauren Sivan said the time is ripe for a re-ordering of power.

California Senate changes process for sex harassment claims

Politics | | November 13 2017, 6:06 AM

The Legislature has faced criticism over its handling of sexual misconduct allegations since nearly 150 women signed a letter in mid-October outlining a pervasive culture of sexual harassment and a system that does little to stop perpetrators.

Death toll rises in 7.3 quake near Iran-Iraq border

US & World | | November 13 2017, 5:46 AM

Officials say at least 407 people have been killed in both countries and more than 6,000 have been injured.

LAUSD: There may soon be an app for that

Education | | November 13 2017, 5:00 AM

L.A. Unified school board members will vote Tuesday on whether to create a new district mobile app that would serve as a hub for parents and students.

LA Metro to offer Union Station bike storage, services

Local | | November 13 2017, 5:00 AM

On Wednesday, L.A. Metro plans to open a Union Station bike hub that includes bicycle racks and lockers, mechanics to help with repairs and a store for accessories.

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Inside KPCC | | November 13 2017, 4:30 PM

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'Intent To Destroy' director: 'Armenians deserve their 'Schindler's List''

Arts & Entertainment | | November 13 2017, 4:22 PM

The documentary looks at how Hollywood has depicted the Armenian Genocide, and how it also has been pressured — and agreed — to ignore that story.


Week in politics: How the Senate GOP is responding to Roy Moore allegations, wrapping up President Trump’s Asia trip and more

| November 13 2017, 9:52 AM

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he’s going to sue the Washington Post over the report it published last week in which four women, one of whom says she was a minor at the time of the alleged incident, accused Moore of sexual misconduct in the late 1970s, when he was a young assistant district attorney.

SCOTUS to hear challenge to CA law that requires pregnancy centers to post abortion information

| November 13 2017, 9:47 AM

(AP) The Supreme Court is stepping into a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.

A closer look at WWI’s chemical warfare and the secret groups who created the ultimate WMD

| November 13 2017, 9:37 AM

The 1993 discovery of a chemical weapons dump next to American University shocked Washington, D.C. residents, but decades of ongoing cleanup still offered little details of the facility that left it there.

Today is World Kindness Day. Call in with the random acts of kindness you’ve experienced

| November 13 2017, 9:34 AM

Yes. There’s a day of observance for everything. And today belongs to kindness.

Over-the-counter v. Opioids: what a new study reveals about pain management

| November 13 2017, 9:25 AM

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. examines whether over-the-counter drugs are as effective as opioids in relieving pain.

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Local Filipinos disappointed Trump didn't push Duterte on drug killings

| November 13 2017, 1:18 PM

During President Trump's visit to the Philippines, very little was said about human rights violations, stemming from Duterte's war against illegal drugs.

California Senate will revise how they deal with sexual misconduct allegations

Politics | | November 13 2017, 12:30 PM

Two women have come forward to accuse Senator Tony Mendoza of sexual misconduct. Now, the Senate Rules Committee wants to handle future accusations better.

LA public library: Books, DVDs and illicit activities

| November 13 2017, 11:57 AM

NBC 4's three-month investigation into L.A.'s public library system found many branches were plagued with illicit drug use.

A new office in Riverside aims to end, not reduce, homelessness

Local | | November 13 2017, 11:50 AM

The Office of Homeless Solutions will centralize all of the city's outreach efforts into one location with the goal treating each person on an individual basis.

Santa’s Village has all the whimsy, wonder and bungee trampolines of the season

Local | | November 13 2017, 11:20 AM

The Lake Arrowhead theme park added mountain bike trails, zip lines, an archery range and a bungee trampoline this year.

Identifying with the accused makes people more likely to defend them

| November 13 2017, 11:19 AM

When people personally identify with someone, they are more likely to rationalize or defend bad behavior like sexual misconduct, despite evidence to the contrary.

Will Hollywood address sexual misconduct scandals this awards season?

| November 13 2017, 10:55 AM

The latest on the Hollywood sexual misconduct scandal, from the Louis CK accusations and apology to a sexual assault survivor rally.

Vietnamese immigrant hopes Trump will protect others like him from deportation

| November 13 2017, 10:53 AM

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained more than 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants last month, irrespective of protections already in place.

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