Archive for May 23rd, 2018

Anti-Castro Militant Luis Posada Carriles Dies At 90

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 9:40 PM

The Cuban exile tried for decades to oust longtime communist leader Fidel Castro.

ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected To Widespread Abuse By Officials

US & World | | May 23 2018, 9:20 PM

Government documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a pattern of abuse, says the ACLU. The government says its investigations found no evidence of misconduct.

FBI Over-Counted Encrypted Phones Connected To Crimes — By A Lot

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 8:20 PM

For about seven months, the bureau has been telling Congress and the public that potential evidence on nearly 7,800 blocked devices continues to elude investigators. Those numbers are way off.

Many homeless still on the move after OC riverbed clear out

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 6:14 PM

In February, officials dismantled a large homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River in Orange County. A legal settlement was supposed to set former residents there on a path toward permanent housing.

Feds bust dozens of Mexican Mafia members

Crime & Justice | | May 23 2018, 5:51 PM

The U.S. Attorney in L.A. charges 83 people with running a drug ring in county jails maintained by kidnappings, assaults and murders.

Opioid Crisis Takes A Toll On Economic Outlook For Many Americans, Fed Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 5:40 PM

One out of five Americans say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids or prescription painkillers, according to a new report about the economic well-being of U.S. households.

After Rallying At The Capitol, A Dozen Teachers Win Primary Races In Kentucky

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 4:00 PM

A math teacher ousted one of Kentucky's top Republicans in a primary race. Forty-one current and former teachers were on the ballot and this is just one state where educators are running for office.

'I Hope This Will Set A Precedent,' Says Trans Teen Who Won Case Over Bathroom Access

US & World | | May 23 2018, 4:00 PM

Gavin Grimm was a high school student in Virginia when his local school board denied him access to the boys' bathroom. His case has stretched for years; now a federal judge has decided in his favor.

Trump's Government Ethics Appointee Gets Questioned By Senate Committee

Politics | | May 23 2018, 4:00 PM

Emory Rounds III, if confirmed by the Senate, will take charge of the Office of Government Ethics, a once obscure agency that advises federal workers on how to comply with ethics laws.

Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

Politics | | May 23 2018, 3:40 PM

Several groups that promote natural family planning and abstinence education say newly proposed guidelines could open the door for them to receive federal family planning funds for the first time.

Trump Can't Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Judge Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 2:40 PM

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the president and his aides cannot block critics from seeing his Twitter account simply because they had posted caustic replies to his tweets in the past.

Where you live affects your happiness and health, but how exactly?

Health | | May 23 2018, 2:20 PM

To the researchers' surprise, they discovered that just 12 of 75 factors related to demographics, clinical care, social and economic factors, while the physical environment explained over 90 percent of the variation in well-being across the country.

Divorce Is Prohibited In The Philippines, But Moves Are Underway To Legalize It

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 1:00 PM

The Philippines is one of only two countries where divorce remains illegal. But a new bill permitting it has passed the House. A recent survey found 53 percent of Filipinos favor allowing divorce.

Echoes Of Cuba? U.S. Employee In China Hit With 'Sensations Of Sound And Pressure'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 12:00 PM

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "the medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent" with symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, where there were reports of sonic attacks.

Famed Vegas Casinos Could Be Hobbled As Thousands Of Workers Authorize Strike

US & World | | May 23 2018, 11:40 AM

The union representing the hospitality workers says they could walk out as early as June 1 if their demands, including protection against sexual harassment and technology advances, are not met.

Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids

Health | | May 23 2018, 11:40 AM

A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had "significantly lower out-of-pocket costs" for treatment overall.

Missouri May Be First State To Get Serious About The Definition Of Meat

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 7:00 AM

A bill that awaits a signature by the state's governor would restrict "meat" labeling on anything that doesn't come from livestock or poultry. The topic is also being considered at the federal level.

Survey ranks LA's parks 66th out of the the 100 biggest cities. Irvine is No. 10

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 5:00 AM

When it comes to the quality of its parks, only one Southern California town made the top 10 of America’s 100 largest cities. And it wasn’t Los Angeles. The annual ranking is from The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit group that advocates for more green spaces.

New California building requirements save energy — and not just with solar panels

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 5:00 AM

Sure, the solar panels are flashy. But energy efficiency requirements and incentives for home batteries are as big of a deal, if not more.

California's Message To Hospitals: Shape Up Or Lose 'In-Network' Status

Health | | May 23 2018, 4:00 AM

Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, will exclude hospitals from insurance networks if they don't reduce their numbers of C-sections, back scans and opioid prescriptions.

'Roseanne' Reboot Wraps A Bait-And-Switch First Season

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 4:00 AM

The reboot's premiere whipped up a media frenzy when its main character returned as a passionate Trump supporter. But this season didn't embrace Trump's ideology the way some thought it might.

Australian Archbishop 'Stands Aside' Following Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | May 23 2018, 1:40 AM

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson said he was stepping aside from his duties following Tuesday's verdict, but would only resign his post if it "comes necessary and appropriate."

American Novelist Philip Roth, Author Of 'Portnoy's Complaint,' Dies At 85

US & World | | May 23 2018, 12:00 AM

Roth, one of the most influential novelists of the later part of the 20th Century, is the author of American Pastoral, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 1969's Portnoy's Complaint.

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NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

| May 23 2018, 9:49 AM

NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.

Some residents say this Koreatown spot isn’t right for a homeless shelter, but is there a good place in Los Angeles?

| May 23 2018, 9:45 AM

Nearly a month ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a shelter crisis in Los Angeles, and said the city will ease restrictions on the building of new homeless shelters and launch a $20 million effort to create housing around the city.

Removal of Texas seminary president over comments about abused women sheds light on changing attitudes among Evangelicals towards idea of 'wifely submission'

| May 23 2018, 9:42 AM

The president of a Texas seminary is being removed from his job the institution’s board of trustees following past comments he made about women in abusive relationships.

In light of Philip Roth’s death, we look at the Jewish intellectual tradition and its impact on America

| May 23 2018, 9:39 AM

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

Getting to know CBD, THC’s non-intoxicating cousin, and why it's becoming more popular among medicinal and recreational cannabis users

| May 23 2018, 9:20 AM

Chances are, if you wander into a recreational cannabis dispensary in California, the majority of the products you’ll see on the shelves from flower to edibles to wax contain THC, the chemical compound found in cannabis plants that creates the “high” that users experience.

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