Archive for June 20th, 2018

Aliso Canyon may be allowed to store more gas soon | | June 20 2018, 9:31 PM

Southern California Gas Co. is facing some problems getting enough natural gas into our region. That increases the risk for power outages this summer.

Trump's Executive Order On Family Separation: What It Does And Doesn't Do

US & World | | June 20 2018, 9:00 PM

The president ends a policy that sent thousands of children to government-run facilities away from their parents; critics say he just created new problems, and kids already held may be there a while.

MIT Clears Junot Diaz Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Arts & Entertainment | | June 20 2018, 8:20 PM

After a monthlong investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and verbal abuse, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz has been cleared by MIT to continue teaching there next year.

LAPD releases first body cam video under new policy

Crime & Justice | | June 20 2018, 7:59 PM

The policy requires the release of footage in critical incidents within 45 days. The video released Wednesday is an edited version of a fatal incident in South L.A. It shows officers subduing a suspect who had been holding a metal pipe.

Hungary Passes 'Stop Soros' Laws, Bans Aid To Undocumented Immigrants | | June 20 2018, 6:20 PM

The right-wing parliament made it illegal for organizations and individuals to help asylum-seekers. A separate constitutional amendment declared an "alien population" can't be settled in the country.

SoCal Edison opens new facility for wildfire prevention

Environment & Science | | June 20 2018, 5:35 PM

Edison installed new weather stations across the county and a new Situational Awareness Center to help stop wildfires before they start.

Separating Kids From Their Parents Can Lead To Long-Term Health Problems

Health | | June 20 2018, 5:00 PM

Though the federal government is changing its policy of separating immigrant children and parents, some children who were detained may suffer ongoing health consequences from the trauma.

Former Washington, D.C., Archbishop Removed From Ministry Over Abuse Allegation | | June 20 2018, 3:20 PM

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick denies having sexually abused a teenager when he was a priest in New York decades ago but says he accepts the Holy See's decision that he refrain from any public ministry.

Trump signs order to end family separations

Politics | | June 20 2018, 3:16 PM

The order says that while the administration will "rigorously" enforce immigration laws, it is "also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity."

For Next U.S. Commander In Afghanistan, 'This Is About Protecting U.S. Citizens'

US & World | | June 20 2018, 3:00 PM

"I can't guarantee you a timeline or an end date" for the war, Lt. Gen. Austin "Scott" Miller, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. forces in Afghanistan, told a Senate panel on Tuesday.

This young Los Angeles bassist is headed to Carnegie Hall

Education | | June 20 2018, 1:15 PM

Twenty-two of the country’s best young jazz musicians are heading to New York for the first ever NYO Jazz program. LA's Anna Abondolo is one of them.

'Shame!': Protesters Shout At DHS Head Kirstjen Nielsen, Eating At Mexican Restaurant

Politics | | June 20 2018, 12:40 PM

The embattled Homeland Security secretary ate dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C. — and was targeted by protesters angered by her agency splitting up migrant families.

How a theater program for people with autism launched this young actor's career

Education | | June 20 2018, 12:23 PM

"Everyone was so accepting of me," 16-year-old actor Coby Bird said. "I could sing more. I can be social more. They showed me it's okay to have autism"

Atul Gawande Named CEO Of Health Venture By Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan

Health | | June 20 2018, 12:20 PM

A surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Gawande is probably best known for his work writing about how to improve quality and lower costs in health care.

A Pediatrician Reports Back From A Visit To A Children's Shelter Near The Border

Health | | June 20 2018, 12:00 PM

Doctors worry that the trauma children experience when they were separated from their parents at the U.S. border could have lasting health effects.

The Refugees The World Barely Pays Attention To | | June 20 2018, 10:40 AM

They're known as 'climate refugees.' But there's not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.

W. Va. Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry Is Charged With 22 Counts, Including Fraud

Crime & Justice | | June 20 2018, 10:40 AM

Loughry, 47, has been suspended without pay, the state Supreme Court says. In addition to being a judge, he wrote a book about political corruption in West Virginia.

Lottery sales fast-paced in low-income, Latino and Asian neighborhoods

Business & Economy | | June 20 2018, 9:38 AM

Lottery losses are felt more acutely in certain neighborhoods: KPCC/LAist reviewed store-by-store sales data from the lottery, revealing that those booming sales happen disproportionately in census tracts that are low-income and non-white.

In Some States, Drug Felons Still Face Lifetime Ban On SNAP Benefits | | June 20 2018, 9:20 AM

The 1996 federal ban aimed to punish drug offenders, but research shows denying aid disproportionately affects the poor and increases recidivism. Many states have opted out or modified the policy.

LA Supes set to vote on new jail for mentally ill inmates

Crime & Justice | | June 20 2018, 6:17 AM

On Tuesday the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a $2.2 billion plan to build a new jail in downtown that will replace the aging Men's Central Jail. The new facility would specialize in treating mentally ill inmates.

The real barrier to a college degree for low-income Californians: housing costs | | June 20 2018, 5:00 AM

Rising tuition is compounded by the lack of affordable housing in the state and the high cost of living.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup | | June 20 2018, 4:00 AM

You can find new stand-up specials just about every week. In fact, you can find so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. So we spent this episode recommending a few.

Black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. My family is part of this statistic | | June 20 2018, 5:00 PM

How has this been going on for so long? And, if the problem is societal, what are we, as a society, going to do about it?

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Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

| June 20 2018, 9:56 AM

President Donald Trump says he'll issue an executive order to end the practice of separating families at the border.

Disney workers push for $18 in OC’s only living wage measure

| June 20 2018, 9:44 AM

More than 22,000 Anaheim voter signatures have landed a new measure on the November ballot that would require local businesses receiving city subsidies, including Disney, to pay its workers a “living wage.”

Seven private schools in DC area scrap Advanced Placement classes: We evaluate the program’s utility

| June 20 2018, 9:25 AM

Seven private schools in the D.C. area are planning to eliminate Advanced Placement classes from their curriculum over the next four years.

Former US national coach Bruce Arena on the decline of American soccer, and how to fix it

| June 20 2018, 8:41 AM

The world of sports is full of highs and lows, and Bruce Arena can attest to this.

How will climate change impact CA real estate? New report has bad news for coastal properties

| June 20 2018, 8:35 AM

A beachfront property in, say Santa Monica or Malibu, might cost you millions of dollars, but a new report is putting the value of that investment into question.

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