Archive for March 7th, 2018

Trump administration escalates California immigration feud

Politics | | March 07 2018, 6:24 PM

The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.

The 3 California laws that sparked a lawsuit

Politics | | March 07 2018, 6:15 PM

The suit says California is deliberately trying to obstruct immigration enforcement with these recently passed laws. Here's what they do.

Women of color are severely underrepresented in newsrooms, study says

Business & Economy | | March 07 2018, 5:31 PM

They make up just 7.95 percent of U.S. print newsroom staff, 12.6 percent of local TV news staff and 6.2 percent of local radio staff.

LAUSD paid for 4,000 kids to take the SAT

Education | | March 07 2018, 5:31 PM

Juniors on 29 campuses from South L.A. to San Pedro got a break from their classes to take the college prep exam — for free.

The guy who allegedly stole Frances McDormand's Oscar plans to fight the charges

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 5:12 PM

A lawyer for Terry Bryant said, "There's a big difference between holding an Oscar and what he's charged with."

Alhambra Foundry fined for accident that required amputations

Business & Economy | | March 07 2018, 5:05 PM

After an accident resulted in the amputation of an employee's legs, the foundry has been fined more than $280,000 for workplace safety violations.

FBI paid Best Buy's Geek Squad to flag child pornography

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 3:48 PM

Is the FBI using paid informants as a way to get around the Fourth Amendment? The case of an Orange County doctor has revealed details about the agency's links to Best Buy.

A 'floating fillet': Rice farmers grow bugs to replenish California's salmon

Environment & Science | | March 07 2018, 3:03 PM

Insect-rich floodplain water once supported the threatened fish, but it has been diverted. The project's end goal is to improve the likelihood that Chinook survive the trek to the ocean and back.

Charles Manson's corpse won't be on ice much longer

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 1:09 PM

Several would-be heirs and a former pen pal are vying for the corpse that's been on ice since Manson died Nov. 19 in a hospital at age 83.

For dying veterans seeking life-ending drugs, federal law creates dilemma

Politics | | March 07 2018, 12:30 PM

Veterans in government-run homes in many parts of the country that have legalized physician-assisted death are finding similar restrictions because assisted suicide goes against the policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sorry, adults, no new neurons for your aging brains

Environment & Science | | March 07 2018, 11:49 AM

The brains of birds and mice continue to produce new nerve cells in the hippocampus throughout life. But research now suggests the human brain stops doing this around adolescence.

US Holocaust museum rescinds human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi

US & World | | March 07 2018, 11:39 AM

The Nobel laureate's handling of the Rohingya Muslim crisis in Myanmar led to the museum's decision.

21 tech companies band together against wildlife trafficking

Environment & Science | | March 07 2018, 11:34 AM

The effort involves tech leaders such as Alibaba, Baidu, eBay, Facebook and Instagram who have pledged to try to reduce trafficking across their platforms by 80 percent by 2020.

But is it squirrel-proof? LAX mulls plan to build new $120M power plant

Local | | March 07 2018, 11:08 AM

Officials are looking to avoid the 100 or so power disruptions that have occurred at the airport since 2013. A new power station with underground lines would exclusively serve LAX.

Cruz formally charged with 17 counts of murder

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 10:57 AM

A grand jury returned an indictment against the 19-year-old for the Valentine's Day massacre at a Parkland high school in which 17 people died and 16 were wounded.

Here's how to prevent the next school shooting, experts say

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 6:29 AM

Hundreds of organizations and experts are calling for a public health approach to school-based violence.

Episode 6: The Light

Crime & Justice | | March 07 2018, 12:00 AM

There are some who believe the public is not equipped to understand police behavior. But are these secretive laws protecting officers and their public employers from scrutiny?

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Playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes on veterans and Puerto Rican identity

Arts & Entertainment | | March 07 2018, 2:56 PM

The playwright's trilogy inspired by a cousin's military service is being produced concurrently for the first time.


Thomas Guide: The rise and fall of LA's directional holy grail

| March 07 2018, 1:55 PM

Before Waze and GPS, L.A. drivers relied on a different type of North Star, one that lived in almost every backseat or glove compartment.

The Joshua Tree family case: Where do we draw the line between poverty and child abuse?

| March 07 2018, 9:50 AM

On Tuesday, the parents of three children who had all been living in a plywood and tin shelter near Joshua Tree, were released from jail.

DoJ v. CA over the state’s sanctuary policies. Who’ll win?

| March 07 2018, 9:47 AM

The Justice Department is suing CA over three new laws designed to limit federal immigration enforcement.

UCSF vaping study challenges the presumed safety of e-cigarettes

| March 07 2018, 9:30 AM

A new study out from the University of California-San Francisco says it’s the first to show evidence that teens who use electronic cigarettes are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals when they vape.

Sorry to be macabre, but if you had a choice, how would you like to die?

| March 07 2018, 9:21 AM

Tower Records founder Russ Solomon passed away on Sunday while watching the Oscars with a drink in his hand.

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Will NFL kneeling still be a thing?

| March 07 2018, 1:30 PM

Where would Minister Winston Churchill have stood, so to speak, on kneeling — specifically football players who take a knee during the national anthem.

Doxxers may want justice, but is that what they get?

| March 07 2018, 12:20 PM

Even if they're seeking justice, doxxers who reveal others' personal information online may be sinking to the hateful behavior they want to stop.

'Black Lightning' is the next evolution of the superhero genre

| March 07 2018, 9:34 AM

Cress Williams plays "Black Lightning," which he describes as the "black Batman" but with actual superpowers. Here's why he's evolving the superhero genre.

Public beach access could be challenged in Supreme Court

| March 07 2018, 9:03 AM

A Silicon Valley billionaire has petitioned the Supreme Court to limit public access to his privately owned beach, which could limit coastal access.

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