Popular now on KPCC
Archive for June 19th, 2018
As recently as 2005, according to Reuters, General Electric was the most valuable publicly traded company in the United States. It will be replaced by the parent company of Walgreens pharmacies.
Antonio Villaraigosa, who fell short in his bid to be California's net governor, joined frontrunner Gavin Newsom at Homeboy Industries' Homegirl Cafe in Los Angeles on Tuesday. L.A.
More than 800 prison staff members at a federal facility in Victorville were notified this week that an immigrant detainee there has been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to a letter from the warden obtained by KPCC/LAist.
In two years, the LA Rams move to Inglewood. And now it looks like the Clippers might follow.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move ahead with a $2.2 billion plan to demolish Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A. and replace it with a 3,800-bed facility that will specialize in treating inmates with mental health problems.
Frustrated residents met in Compton Monday night to vent about discolored water coming out of their taps.
The Pew Research Center looked at Americans' ability to identify factual statements as opposed to opinion statements. Success rates varied significantly, they found — and partisan bias played a role.
Peter Strzok was escorted from the building as part of the bureau's ongoing internal disciplinary process, his lawyer said in a statement.
Are banks exploiting a loophole in U.S. rules that allows some derivatives traders to escape federal regulation? "We've seen this movie already," said the report's author, Michael Greenberger.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partner wants to bar migrants from entering Germany if they've applied for asylum elsewhere, and has given her two weeks to tighten asylum rules.
Joshua Schulte allegedly stole material for an unnamed organization — thought to be WikiLeaks — to post online. The group released a trove of documents on the agency's hacking tools last year.
Researchers analyzing data from a study looking at adolescent cognition found greater social media use was associated with increased physical activity and less family conflict.
Fashion Nova was among the top-trending fashion brands online in 2017. How did a retailer with only five stores get so popular? Associating its brand with Cardi B and Kylie Jenner didn't hurt.
A committee of experts examined about a dozen different synthetic biology technologies that could be potentially misused. For each, they considered how likely it was to be usable as a weapon.
The California Lottery is minting money. This year, revenues will soar to $6.9 billion. That should be good news for the state’s schools, the lottery's only beneficiary. Yet even as ticket sales have skyrocketed, California schools aren’t seeing much of a return on that investment
Kansas had one of the strictest voter registration laws in the U.S. But a federal judge says it's unconstitutional — and she is requiring Kris Kobach to take legal classes to brush up on the rules.
An average of 44,000 people were displaced every day, or one person every two seconds, according to a United Nations report. Conflict is the biggest factor driving displacement.
As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.
Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.
Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California.
Deep dive into immigration: pending legislation on the Hill, psychological impact of family separation and how we got here| June 19 2018, 9:28 AM
President Trump is scheduled to meet House Republicans on Tuesday to discuss two GOP immigration bills that are expected to get a floor vote this week.
A new initiative found its way to the November ballot, adding fuel to the ongoing rent control debate in California.
On Monday, at a National Space Council meeting, President Trump said he would direct the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the military – a “space force” which would protect the goals of the U.S. in space.
Playing hours of video games has now been deemed pathological, at least by the World Health Organization.