Archive for March 21st, 2018

Powerful storm hits SoCal, triggering evacuations

Environment & Science | | March 21 2018, 7:37 PM

Thousands of residents evacuated their homes ahead of the storm while others were waiting it out and hoping for the best.

Lawmakers release huge budget; big military, domestic boosts

Politics | | March 21 2018, 6:52 PM

Congressional leaders finalized a sweeping budget bill Wednesday that substantially boosts military and domestic spending but leaves behind young immigrant "Dreamers," deprives President Trump some of his border wall money and takes only incremental steps to address gun violence.

'He's not a psychopath,' says Austin bombings suspect's friend

Crime & Justice | | March 21 2018, 6:40 PM

A friend of the suspect, Jeremiah Jensen, describes Conditt as shy, smart and thoughtful. "He was an intense person and could be hard to love but he was a person," he says.

Gun used in Thousand Oaks mall killing had been wrongfully returned

Crime & Justice | | March 21 2018, 5:16 PM

Sheriff's officials wrongfully returned a gun to a man who used it to kill his ex-wife inside a busy SoCal mall last weekend, even though a judge had ordered the weapon be confiscated by investigators.

First woman, LGBT leader of California Senate sworn in

Politics | | March 21 2018, 5:05 PM

"It's the first time. And it's about time," Atkins said. "I came to the Senate to make progress, not history."

Congress set to approve nearly $700 million for election security, source says

Politics | | March 21 2018, 4:00 PM

The new funding is part of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, a source told NPR. The development comes as the Senate intelligence committee has put a focus on election security this week.

Some CSUs have to turn away thousands of students. These proposals may fix that

Education | | March 21 2018, 1:37 PM

Rising numbers of applications to California State University campuses has led to many students being turned away. Cal State is trying to change that with two proposals unanimously approved by its board.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg admits mistakes, outlines fixes

US & World | | March 21 2018, 1:17 PM

Zuckerberg had been quiet since news broke Friday that Cambridge Analytica may have used data improperly obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to sway elections.

OC cities threaten lawsuits to keep homeless shelters out

Local | | March 21 2018, 12:50 PM

County officials want to put up temporary homeless shelters in three OC cities to settle a federal lawsuit. City officials say they'll sue.

Austin bombing suspect identified; killed himself in standoff

Crime & Justice | | March 21 2018, 9:02 AM

The dead suspect has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, a federal law enforcement source confirmed to NPR member station KUT in Austin.

Why atmospheric rivers can be a blessing and a curse

Environment & Science | | March 21 2018, 8:10 AM

Atmospheric rivers are a vital source of California's water supply, but they also can trigger mudslides given their often heavy rains.

Attorney General Becerra missed a debate and his opponents hit him for it

Local | | March 21 2018, 7:51 AM

Republicans Steven Bailey and Eric Early and Democrat Dave Jones threw barbs at Becerra and each other during a Sacramento Press Club debate.

From 'Unabomber' to 'Mad Bomber,' a look at past serial bombers

Crime & Justice | | March 21 2018, 6:15 AM

Authorities hunted for a suspect after a string of explosions that killed two people and shook Austin, Texas. Here's a look back at other cases of multiple bombings in the U.S.

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Lola Kirke on her new neo-noir thriller, 'Gemini,' and how she found her musical voice

Arts & Entertainment | | March 21 2018, 11:14 AM

The actress discusses the styling of Los Angeles in the film and her relationship with acting and music.


What WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan's return to the ring could mean for other athletes’ career-ending head injuries

| March 21 2018, 9:55 AM

In 2016, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) officials told popular professional wrestler Bryan Danielson that he’d probably never wrestle again.

Austin bombings Suspect dies in standoff with SWAT team

| March 21 2018, 9:44 AM

A suspect in the Austin bombings died Wednesday after blowing up a vehicle as police closed in on him, authorities said.

Before Zervos v. Trump, there was Paula Jones v. Bill Clinton. What lessons can the 1990s case provide?

| March 21 2018, 9:39 AM

A New York state judge refused to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by a former contestant on "The Apprentice."

What will change after LA Police Commission approves release policy for LAPD body, dashcam video

| March 21 2018, 9:18 AM

More than three years after the Los Angeles Police Department rolled out its plan for officers to use body-worn cameras, police commissioners have approved a policy allowing the release of videos from those body cams as well as from patrol car dashboard cams.

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The latest viral trend on Facebook is... deleting Facebook

| March 21 2018, 1:04 PM

Many users are angry that their personal information may have been sold or misused by the social media giant. And they're disconnecting in droves.

The juvenile justice approach is changing

| March 21 2018, 12:46 PM

L.A. County is changing how it treats incarcerated teenagers. It's a new approach called the LA Model, and it aims to provide care rather than just correction.

For pro football, are more leagues better?

| March 21 2018, 11:02 AM

At a time when the NFL's ratings are down, there will be not just one but two rival leagues planned to kick off in the next two years.

Triple Beam Pizza brings Roman-style pies to Highland Park

| March 21 2018, 9:02 AM

The chefs behind Mozza have joined forces to bring authentic, Roman-style pizza to a rapidly-evolving foodie-friendly neighborhood.

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