Archive for January 22nd, 2018

Trump signs bill ending shutdown, reopening government

Politics | | January 22 2018, 6:20 PM

Congress has voted to restore funding through Feb. 8 after senators made an agreement to pursue immigration bills in the future. The stopgap spending measure heads to President Trump's desk.

Is California falling short in preventing drunk driving?

Local | | January 22 2018, 5:41 PM

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit ranked the states on their adoption of regulations that address the top road safety threats. California fell in the middle.

Facebook says social media can be negative for democracy

Business & Economy | | January 22 2018, 5:40 PM

"As unprecedented numbers of people channel their political energy through this medium, it's being used in unforeseen ways with social repercussions that were never anticipated," says Facebook.

Skydiver is killed in fall onto roof in Southern California | | January 22 2018, 5:06 PM

Cal Fire Riverside County says the skydiver was found on the roof of a residence in the city of Perris Monday afternoon.

Homeless being told to leave Santa Ana River encampment

Business & Economy | | January 22 2018, 3:22 PM

Orange County sheriff's deputies are going tent to tent, telling people they need to move. "I didn’t know I was going to end up here, didn’t want to, either," said one man.

3 USA Gymnastics board members resign amid abuse scandal fallout

US & World | | January 22 2018, 1:39 PM

The resignations come during the sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar, who has admitted to sexually abusing women and girls as a doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University.

Officials hope to lift mudslide evacuations by Jan. 31

Local | | January 22 2018, 10:43 AM

Officials said Sunday that it will be a gradual process getting residents back into homes in Montecito, where 21 people were killed during flash floods Jan. 9.

Personalized diets: Can your genes really tell you what to eat?

Health | | January 22 2018, 8:43 AM

There's an explosion of interest in personalized diet approaches and at-home test kits are popping up everywhere. Part of the approach includes analyzing your DNA, but genes can only tell us so much.

My grandmother was Italian. Why aren't my genes Italian?

Health | | January 22 2018, 8:38 AM

Popular DNA ancestry tests don't always find what people expect. That's due to how DNA rearranges itself when egg meets sperm, and also the quirks of genetic databases.

The rise of contract work and what it means for the future

Business & Economy | | January 22 2018, 7:16 AM

One in five workers is a contract worker, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. Within a decade, contractors and freelancers could make up half of the workforce, a shift with far-reaching implications.

US Embassy in Jerusalem will open by end of 2019, Pence says in Israel

US & World | | January 22 2018, 7:04 AM

Vice President Mike Pence announces a faster timeline for opening the embassy than had been previously reported, and calls Jerusalem "Israel's capital" in a speech to the Knesset.

Singer Inara George on her new solo album

Arts & Entertainment | | January 22 2018, 6:27 AM

Singer and songwriter Inara George opens up about the death of her father, Lowell George, of the band Little Feat and gender inequity in the music industry.

'Three Billboards' sweeps female-focused SAG Awards; see list of winners

Arts & Entertainment | | January 22 2018, 5:55 AM

As with many of the awards shows this season, it was the treatment of women in Hollywood that stayed at the forefront of the show, which featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host. See the complete list of winners.

Robots steal port jobs — but they also fight climate change

Environment & Science | | January 22 2018, 5:00 AM

"It makes me sick to my stomach," one worker says of the mostly automated loading dock. Automation has helped lower diesel pollution by 85 percent‚ but at a high human cost.

What to know about California's Real IDs

Local | | January 22 2018, 5:00 AM

The state DMV begins issuing Real ID driver's licenses and ID cards today. These will be required to board a domestic flight starting in 2020.

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Daveed Diggs' 'Blindspotting' is not your average 'buddy comedy'

Arts & Entertainment | | January 22 2018, 3:39 PM

Diggs and his longtime friend, Rafael Casal, co-wrote and co-star in a film that's an ode to their rapidly changing hometown of Oakland.

PJ Morton brings musical healing — and R&B — back to New Orleans

Arts & Entertainment | | January 22 2018, 3:23 PM

The singer, songwriter and keyboard player returned to his hometown after 15 years. The result is a stunning new album and two Grammy nominations.


Week in Politics: What to watch for as Senate votes to end shutdown, what Mike Pence is doing in Israel and more

| January 22 2018, 9:52 AM

AirTalk political analysts Lanhee Chen of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro of USC discuss the latest national political news.

As Charlie Beck steps down, what to expect from the next LAPD chief

| January 22 2018, 9:45 AM

In a surprise decision, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced Friday that he would step down.

The big sleep and beyond: What’s behind our fascination with the afterlife

| January 22 2018, 9:19 AM

Heaven. Hell. Reincarnation. What happens after we die has been a core aspect of many religions, and a subject of imagination for many practitioners of the arts.

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This bill could improve insurance for future California disaster victims

| January 22 2018, 1:15 PM

SoCal's recent mudslides and wildfires have destroyed hundreds of homes and damaged many more. State Sen. Bill Dodd has introduced a bill to solve issues with insurance for victims of natural disasters.

Orange County begins relocating homeless from Santa Ana River Trail

| January 22 2018, 10:59 AM

On Monday morning, the city began informing homeless that they must vacate the three-mile-long tent city.

Still no frontrunners and awards season is halfway through

| January 22 2018, 10:52 AM

From outsiders claiming their place at the Producers Guild Awards to the all-woman takeover at the Screen Actors Guild awards, here is your awards show debrief.

Frustrated and confused, SoCal DACA recipient continues to wait for change

| January 22 2018, 10:45 AM

Safir Wazed been in the US for 20 years and is now a grad student. He doesn't understand why agreeing on a permanent DACA fix is so hard.

California leads the nation in abortion access

| January 22 2018, 10:16 AM

As Roe v. Wade turns 45, a reproductive rights law professor explains how California has preserved access when other states have not.

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