Archive for May 22nd, 2018

With Word And Deed, Trump Rallies Abortion Rights Opponents In Midterms

Politics | | May 22 2018, 10:20 PM

President Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights group on the same day his administration unveiled a proposal to block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds.

Hunt For Escaped South Carolina Inmate Intensifies As Second Wanted Man Is Captured

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2018, 7:00 PM

After a 2 1/2-day manhunt across three states only one of the three inmates who escaped on Saturday night is still on the lam. The men escaped when a system glitch unlocked the doors to their cells.

Jail staff not responsible for inmates death says OC DA | | May 22 2018, 6:31 PM

The Orange County District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that OC jail employees were not responsible for the death of an inmate last year. The DA’s office also said that it believed 27-year-old inmate Danny Pham was killed by his cellmate, Marvin Magallanes.

California bill could ban enforced arbitration agreements | | May 22 2018, 6:29 PM

This week, the Supreme Court decided employers can prevent workers from bringing class action lawsuits against them. That is, if the workers signed an arbitration agreement. But in California, a new bill moving through the state legislature could ban employers from asking employers to sign arbitration agreements in the first place.

A dangerous Oxnard rail crossing is about to get a $69 million overpass, paid for by the new gas tax | | May 22 2018, 6:20 PM

After a Metrolink engineer was killed in Oxnard in a collision with a truck with years ago, politicians said they had no money to build an overpass. Now they do. Gov. Jerry Brown was there Tuesday to make sure everyone knew the money for the $69 million overpass was raised by California's new gas tax.

LAPD report shows that arrests of homeless people are up

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2018, 5:49 PM

The data also showed an increase in the number of homeless people who were victims of crimes. That all comes as the homeless population in LA continues to grow.

This retirement community brings its residents together with music

Education | | May 22 2018, 5:45 PM

There can be divisions between residents with dementia and those who live more independently. That's one reason why they get together every week for choir practice.

Beach fire pits are popular -- and they can also be dangerous | | May 22 2018, 5:06 PM

A 10-year-old girl suffered major burns after falling into a fire pit at the beach over the weekend.  KPCC's Carla Javier went to Newport Beach to find out how common injuries like that are.

L.A. River will now give boaters clear signs if the water is unsafe | | May 22 2018, 4:47 PM

The summer kayaking season opens this weekend on the Los Angeles River. And just in time, the city Sanitation department has a new website where you can check how clean the water is.

Faculty call on USC president to resign after third scandal

Education | | May 22 2018, 4:40 PM

Faculty call on USC President Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.

'LA Times' Investigation Finds USC Gynecologist Allegedly Victimized Women

US & World | | May 22 2018, 4:20 PM

Six women are suing the University of Southern California, alleging they were victimized by a campus gynecologist who was allowed to practice for decades despite complaints.

Congress Rolls Back Part Of Dodd-Frank, Easing Rules For Midsize, Smaller Banks | | May 22 2018, 3:40 PM

The House gave final passage to a bill that would allow banks with up to $250 billion in assets to escape some of the toughest regulations under the 2010 law meant to shore up the banking system.

Senators Reach Tentative Deal On Sexual Harassment Legislation

Politics | | May 22 2018, 3:40 PM

A Democratic and a Republican senator announced Tuesday that they reached a tentative deal to address sexual harassment in Congress.

USC Faces Lawsuits, Calls For Resignation Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By Gynecologist

US & World | | May 22 2018, 3:20 PM

Last week, the LA Times reported that students at USC had repeatedly complained of a former campus doctor's inappropriate touching and comments, to no avail. Now, at least six women have sued.

WH Brokers, But Will Not Attend, Meeting About Secret Russia Probe Documents | | May 22 2018, 2:00 PM

Members of Congress and top federal law enforcement and intelligence officials are set to convene on Thursday at the urging of President Trump amid his "spying" charges.

Judge Orders Boy Who Started Oregon Wildfire To Pay $36 Million In Restitution

US & World | | May 22 2018, 1:40 PM

The judge acknowledged the teenager is unable to pay the full amount. He admitted throwing fireworks that started the Eagle Creek Fire, burning nearly 47,000 acres last year.

China Cuts Tariffs On Autos, Possibly Easing Trade Tensions With U.S. | | May 22 2018, 1:20 PM

China is cutting tariffs on vehicles from the U.S. and other countries after President Trump railed against the imbalance in trade tariffs. The cuts could help German automakers as well as Tesla.

What The World Needs To Do After Venezuela's Vote | | May 22 2018, 12:40 PM

Venezuela's latest vote will worsen its crisis as it consolidates its socialist authoritarian system. But Washington is not well-positioned to lead the charge to stop it, writes Ted Piccone.

Progressive Fights, More Women On The Ballot In Tuesday's Primary Contests

Politics | | May 22 2018, 10:20 AM

A Texas House runoff has become ground zero for Democrats' fight between progressives and centrists, while two Democratic women are taking different approaches in their race for Georgia governor.

Muslim sex educators blaze their own #MeToo path

US & World | | May 22 2018, 5:00 AM

Even before the #MeToo movement shook up workplaces worldwide last fall, a group has been asking Muslims to talk about issues involving consent during sex and sexual misconduct.

Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

Health | | May 22 2018, 4:00 AM

The Pennsylvania-based health care chain Geisinger Health System plans to soon offer DNA sequencing as part of routine care for all patients. Is there a downside?

Trump And South Korean President Plot Strategy On North Korean Nukes | | May 22 2018, 4:00 AM

President Trump meets Tuesday with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in. They're putting their heads together ahead of a planned summit next month between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

President Trump Approves New Sanctions On Venezuela | | May 22 2018, 3:00 AM

The executive order meant to prevent the country's leaders from liquidating assets follows an election that returned Nicolas Maduro to power amid an opposition boycott and accusations of fraud.

Australian Archbishop Found Guilty In Cover-Up Of Child Sex Abuse | | May 22 2018, 1:20 AM

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson faces up to two years in prison for concealing abuse after two altar boys approached him in the 1970s with allegations against a fellow priest.

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Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

| May 22 2018, 10:10 AM

A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing scandal that has once again put the school’s culture and its leadership under scrutiny.

SCOTUS takes employer side in class arbitration decision – what does that mean for #MeToo in CA?

| May 22 2018, 9:48 AM

The US Supreme Court has upheld workplace arbitration contracts that require employee claims be made individually.

What is the standard of care during a gynecological exam?

| May 22 2018, 9:47 AM

Three days after the LA Times published a piece detailing years of complaints against USC’s sole full-time gynecologist, around 200 people had already contacted the university phone line and website dedicated to reports regarding the OBGYN.

California bill to provide MediCal to all adults, regardless of immigration status

| May 22 2018, 9:14 AM

A recent Senate Bill from Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would extend MediCal to all adults in the state, regardless of their immigration status.

Starbucks invites you to hang out at its stores without having to buy anything. What can possibly go wrong?

| May 22 2018, 9:03 AM

Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.

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