Archive for June 12th, 2018

Macedonia Gets New Name, Ending 27-Year Dispute With Greece | | June 12 2018, 8:20 PM

Both countries claim the name "Macedonia" as their own. After decades of thorny negotiations, the former Yugoslav republic will become the Republic of North Macedonia.

President Trump's Press Conference On North Korea Summit, Annotated

Politics | | June 12 2018, 6:00 PM

President Trump spoke to reporters after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Tuesday. NPR reporters have annotated the transcript of the press conference.

1 in 3 Adults In The U.S. Take Medications That Can Cause Depression

Health | | June 12 2018, 5:20 PM

200 medications have depression as a possible side effect. Now, a new study finds people who take these drugs are, in fact, more likely to be depressed. The more drugs you take, the higher the risk.

U.S. Judge Approves AT&T's $85 Billion Merger With Time Warner | | June 12 2018, 4:00 PM

A judge gave his blessing to AT&T's drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. He rejected the Justice Department's arguments that the combined company would be too powerful.

Trump's Redirection Of Family Planning Funds Could Undercut STD Fight

Health | | June 12 2018, 12:00 PM

Some public health officials fear Trump's move to change how the Title X family planning funding is handled may hurt the effort to cut the record number of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.

Trump Wins Pledge From Kim To Return Remains Of Americans From Korean War

US & World | | June 12 2018, 11:20 AM

One of the four key points agreed between President Trump and Kim Jong Un is to help repatriate the remains of Americans killed in action during the Korean War.

In LA's Koreatown, some cheered the meeting of Trump and North Korean's Kim Jong Un | | June 12 2018, 11:06 AM

The world watched Monday night as President Trump and North Korean's leader Kim Jong Un shook hands in Singapore.

L.A. County releases new report on child deaths

Crime & Justice | | June 12 2018, 10:52 AM

The number of children dying in Los Angeles County has rise according to an annual report released by county officials.

Doctors Told Not To Order Electrocardiograms For Low-Risk Patients

Health | | June 12 2018, 10:20 AM

The U.S Preventive Services Task Force says that the benefits from routine electrocardiograms in people at low risk of heart disease don't outweigh the harms from unnecessary follow-up tests.

U.N. Withdraws From Yemeni Port City Amid Fears Of Devastating Attack

US & World | | June 12 2018, 10:00 AM

The U.N. pulled foreign staff from Hodeidah amid efforts to avert an attack by pro-government forces backed by the United Arab Emirates. A shutdown of the port could put hundreds of thousands at risk.

LAUSD board considers new goals to close college-eligibility gap by 2023

Education | | June 12 2018, 9:57 AM

About half of the graduates from Los Angeles Unified School District high schools aren't eligible for admission in a four-year college in California; the district’s diploma requirements don’t line up with the state’s college admission rules.

Fires And Drought Close Forests In Colorado And New Mexico

US & World | | June 12 2018, 9:40 AM

In southwestern Colorado, residents of more than 2,000 homes have been ordered to evacuate, and the San Juan National Forest is closed to visitors due to extreme risks.

Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Earned More Than $80 Million Last Year, Filings Show

Politics | | June 12 2018, 5:40 AM

Rent, royalties and the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. kept money flowing in 2017.

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LAUSD board voting on ambitious school performance goal plan — but is it setting up schools for failure?

| June 12 2018, 9:51 AM

The LAUSD school board is voting today on a plan that would set goals to improve school performance, graduation rates and college and career readiness.

DoJ drops asylum protection for victims of crime and domestic violence

| June 12 2018, 9:42 AM

Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection.

Think twice before drinking and...riding? Uber wants to develop AI to determine if a passenger is drunk

| June 12 2018, 9:41 AM

Among the many upsides of using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft is the ability to call yourself a car when you find yourself in a situation where driving would earn you a DUI... The $20 cost of a rideshare is a small price to pay when you compare it to the tens of thousands of dollars it often costs to deal with a DUI charge.

After historic US-North Korea summit, mapping out the diplomatic road ahead and a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of denuclearization

| June 12 2018, 9:38 AM

History was made with a handshake on Tuesday morning Singapore time as President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un met and signed an agreement last night at the conclusion of their historic summit.

Today’s big AT&T / TimeWarner decision could decide how you pay for your favorite TV programs

| June 12 2018, 9:26 AM

The fate of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, a massive media deal opposed by the government that could shape how much consumers pay for streaming TV and movies, rests in the hands of a federal judge.

Keep the day job: Why folks aren’t quitting their conventional 9 to 5 despite the rise of the gig economy

| June 12 2018, 9:18 AM

Despite the rise of Uber and Lyft, a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the full-time gig economy isn’t actually growing.

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