Archive for June 13th, 2018

U.S. Suicides Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Health | | June 13 2018, 11:20 PM

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.

In Orange County, Keirstead leads Rouda by 370 votes

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 8:20 PM

Across California, election officials are still counting ballots following last week’s primary election. One U.S. House race in Orange County, CD-48, is so close only 370 votes separate two of the candidates trying to make the runoff.

OC cities to offer 700 shelter beds for the homeless

Crime & Justice | | June 13 2018, 8:20 PM

A hearing was held Wednesday in the legal case stemming from the eviction of homeless people from a large encampment in Orange County. The federal judge overseeing the case, David Carter, had asked cities to come up with new sites for emergency homeless shelters.

AirBnB partners with NAACP to encourage more black hosts

Business & Economy | | June 13 2018, 8:19 PM

Airbnb has been under fire for discrimination towards travelers who’ve been turned away based on their race. Now the company has announced a new partnership with civil rights organization NAACP.

Teen Allegedly Framed By Town's Police To Preserve Perfect Arrest Statistics

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 6:40 PM

The Miami-area boy was intentionally and falsely arrested in Florida for four burglaries that he did not commit, federal prosecutors said in an indictment filed Monday.

Farmworkers In California Fearful After Immigrant Couple Dies While Fleeing ICE

US & World | | June 13 2018, 5:00 PM

In March, two undocumented farmworkers died in a car crash after speeding away from ICE agents. But ICE had the wrong people. The accident has immigrant farmworkers and their employers on edge.

Errors Trigger Retraction Of Study On Mediterranean Diet's Heart Benefits

Health | | June 13 2018, 4:20 PM

An anesthesiologist who taught himself statistics identified flaws in an influential study that claimed to prove the Mediterranean diet has cardiovascular benefits. The 2013 paper is being retracted.

Comcast Makes Bid For 21st Century Fox In Big Hollywood Power Play

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 4:00 PM

Comcast Corp. on Wednesday made a $65 billion offer for much of the Hollywood holdings of 21st Century Fox. The bid tops the $52.4 billion offer made by Disney in December.

'Shaking The Hand Of Peace': Unpacking Trump's North Korea Movie Trailer

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 4:00 PM

A four-minute fake movie trailer created by the Trump administration for Kim Jong Un is decidedly odd; culture critic Glen Weldon asks National Security Correspondent David Welna what it all means.

World Cup 2018: How To Watch The Matches Online And On TV

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 3:40 PM

The World Cup begins on June 14 and runs through July 15. So, how do you watch? Our story runs down the options, online and through broadcast.

Trump's Ban On Funding For Overseas Abortions Has Some Little-Known Exceptions

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 1:20 PM

These exceptions could allow a huge number of groups to provide abortion referrals without losing U.S. aid.. Now critics of the ban are trying to spread the word.

To Rinse Or Not To Rinse: How Washing Some Foods Can Help You Avoid Illness

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 9:40 AM

Rinsing foods doesn't always prevent foodborne illness and can sometimes make the risks worse. Here's what the science says about which foods you should run water over and why.

Interest Rates Expected To Go Up, With More Hikes To Come

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 8:20 AM

The Fed has signaled that a total of three increases are likely in 2018. This would be the second. But, with unemployment low, the Fed could add more rate hikes to avoid sparking higher inflation.

Seattle Repeals Tax On Big Business After Opposition From Amazon, Starbucks

US & World | | June 13 2018, 6:40 AM

The companies funded opposition to the tax that would have raised money to help with Seattle's ongoing homeless problem. Critics worried about homelessness growing despite millions spent already.

Santa Monica decides against a hard cap on electric scooters

Business & Economy | | June 13 2018, 5:12 AM

Electric scooters have quickly become a popular way to get around in Santa Monica. The city was the first to get scooters from Silicon Beach startup Bird. And now, Santa Monica has decided to take a light touch on regulating them.

Retrofuturistic 'The Incredibles 2' Is More Retro Than Futuristic

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 13 2018, 4:00 AM

The action of this animated sequel, which picks up where The Incredibles ended 14 years ago, is fresh and inventive; pity the laughs aren't.

Medicare Takes Aim At Boomerang Hospitalizations Of Nursing Home Patients

Health | | June 13 2018, 4:00 AM

One in 5 Medicare patients who leaves the hospital for a nursing home ends up back in the hospital. The federal government will soon use bonuses and penalties to try to lower readmissions.

Americans' Support For Abortion Rights Wanes As Pregnancy Progresses

Politics | | June 13 2018, 2:20 AM

A new Gallup poll finds widespread support for abortion rights in early pregnancy, while a minority support abortion rights in the third trimester.

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House to vote on bill to protect ‘Dreamers’ as soon as next week

| June 13 2018, 9:45 AM

House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young "Dreamer" immigrants with a path to citizenship.

Proposal to change admissions process for NYC specialized public high schools

| June 13 2018, 9:34 AM

A plan to diversify New York City’s most elite public high schools is drawing fire from the minority group that has come to dominate the schools in recent years: Asian-Americans.

Can DNA testing really pinpoint your ethnicity?

| June 13 2018, 9:34 AM

DNA testing has become popular in recent years. More and more consumers are excited to learn about their heritage. But is the science behind it accurate?

2018 World Cup preview, plus North America is chosen to host in 2026

| June 13 2018, 9:33 AM

The first game of the 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday with Russia, playing on home turf, against Saudi Arabia.

The ‘Amazon tax’ is repealed in Seattle, but what about efforts in Mountain View for a ‘Google tax’?

| June 13 2018, 9:29 AM

A tax on large companies such as Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting that exposed divisions over how much companies that have fueled booming economies should help pay to alleviate the downsides of success.

Should California be split into 3 states? Voters will decide in November

| June 13 2018, 9:09 AM

An initiative that seeks to split California into three states is projected to qualify for the state's November ballot. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla said late Tuesday the initiative needed 365,880 valid petition signatures to qualify and random sampling projects a number of valid signatures greater than 110 percent of the requirement.

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