Archive for June 21st, 2018

Trump's Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

Crime & Justice | | June 21 2018, 11:20 PM

At issue: How should cases proceed and what should happen to the more than 2,000 immigrant minors already detained in light of the president's executive order?

Keystone Virus Makes Jump From Mosquitoes To Human For First Time

Health | | June 21 2018, 11:00 PM

The first known human case of the virus was identified in a Florida teen after a year of tests. Known symptoms include fever and a severe rash, but it's unclear if it causes brain inflammation.

Mars Dust Storm Now 'Planet-Encircling,' Dimming Hopes For NASA Rover | | June 21 2018, 6:40 PM

As the dust storm grows and the solar-paneled Opportunity remains asleep, the younger Curiosity rover has been able to power through.

Sheltering all LA's homeless people would cost more than $650 million | | June 21 2018, 6:20 PM

Back in February, L.A. City Council members asked the L.A. Homeless Services Authority what it would take to shelter all of the homeless people currently living on city streets or in cars.

Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist, Dies Of Cancer | | June 21 2018, 6:00 PM

Krauthammer, who was a columnist for the Washington Post and a commentator for Fox News, wrote earlier this month that he had "no regrets." He was 68.

Immigration activists and policy makers fill downtown LA

Politics | | June 21 2018, 5:48 PM

Residents protest family separation across the US-Mexico border while policy makers in City Hall discuss refugee rights in California.

Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

US & World | | June 21 2018, 4:20 PM

The bed space has been requested starting in July and running through the end of the year. Officials tell NPR that four bases are expected to provide space.

Dino Vs. The Volcano: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Generates Intermittent Heat | | June 21 2018, 4:20 PM

In this derivative but fitfully inventive fifth installment of the Jurassic franchise, our heroes try to rescue Isla Nublar's dinosaurs from extinction-by-lava, only to get their ash handed to them.

'Born Trump' Examines The 'Emotional Hold' The President Has On His Family

Politics | | June 21 2018, 3:00 PM

Journalist Emily Jane Fox focused on Trump's three marriages and five children when writing her new book. "His presence is overwhelming," she says of the president's role in the family.

White House Proposes Merging Education And Labor Departments

Education | | June 21 2018, 3:00 PM

The pitch goes all-in on workforce development and imagines a mobile-first platform for student borrowers. It's part of a proposal to restructure federal government. Congress would have to approve.

Long-Extinct Gibbon Found Inside Tomb Of Chinese Emperor's Grandmother | | June 21 2018, 2:00 PM

A Chinese tomb has turned up evidence of a new species of long-extinct ape. The gibbon, called Junzi imperialis, lived and died alongside its imperial human caretaker.

U.S. Population Is Becoming Older, And Less White, Than Ever Before

US & World | | June 21 2018, 1:40 PM

White people remain the majority in the U.S. – but the Census Bureau says non-Hispanic whites were the only racial group that didn't grow from 2016 to 2017.

'Why Are They Shooting?' E. Pittsburgh Enraged Over Police Killing Of Black Teen

US & World | | June 21 2018, 12:00 PM

Antwon Rose, 17, was riding in a car suspected of having been used in an earlier shooting. He ran after police stopped the vehicle and was shot three times by an East Pittsburgh police officer.

Some DNA Dismissed As 'Junk' Is Crucial To Embryo Development

Health | | June 21 2018, 10:20 AM

Formerly considered useless, or maybe a parasite, the stretch of DNA known as LINE-1 actually plays "a key role" in creating an embryo and embryonic stem cells, research shows.

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Health | | June 21 2018, 10:20 AM

Two herpes viruses that cause skin rashes in toddlers may accelerate Alzheimer's disease when they infect brain cells. The finding suggests antiviral drugs might help protect the brain.

With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

Crime & Justice | | June 21 2018, 10:00 AM

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that states may impose sales taxes on Internet retailers with no physical presence within the state.

LA Sheriff probes claim of false statements, excessive force in deputy shooting

Crime & Justice | | June 21 2018, 8:59 AM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will investigate a convicted burglar's claims of "false statements, conflicting statements and excessive force" in his April 2011 shooting by a deputy.

How the black infant mortality crisis touched my family | | June 21 2018, 8:28 AM

Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. KPCC's Priska Neely has a personal connection to this issue.

Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister's Wife, Is Charged With Fraud | | June 21 2018, 8:20 AM

Sara Netanyahu is accused of ordering some $100,000 worth of food and having the government pick up the tab, despite having a cook on staff at her home.

'White Civil Rights Rally' Approved For D.C. In August

US & World | | June 21 2018, 7:20 AM

White nationalists and their allies are set to gather on the anniversary of last year's "Unite the Right" rally. The National Park Service approved an application for a rally near the White House.

Landslide vote vetoes new neighborhood council in Koreatown | | June 21 2018, 7:18 AM

A plan to create a second neighborhood council in Koreatown — one that would have encompassed Little Bangladesh — was soundly defeated at the polls:  98.5% to 1.5%, according to unofficial tally.

More than 1,000 become new citizens in Pasadena ceremony | | June 21 2018, 5:41 AM

Some of the newest U.S. citizens took the oath of allegiance Wednesday in Pasadena. 

Firm Prepares To Mine Land Previously Protected As A National Monument | | June 21 2018, 5:40 AM

The land used to be within the boundary of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. President Trump slashed the protected acreage by nearly half last year.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Gives Birth | | June 21 2018, 5:40 AM

Jacinda Ardern became the first sitting head of state to give birth in almost three decades. Her pregnancy sparked a national conversation about working mothers.

Exploring The Promise — And Unintended Consequences — of Rent Control

Business & Economy | | June 21 2018, 5:00 AM

Toy cars are scattered across the floor in Marie Camacho’s small one-bedroom apartment in Sacramento. Photos of her 4-year-old boy, Julian, line the walls.

Got Lobster? Trump's Steel Tariffs Threaten Trap Industry | | June 21 2018, 4:20 AM

The factory that makes wire mesh used in the majority of North American lobster traps says steel tariffs will spike the cost of their product, and lobstermen will bear the brunt of the higher prices.

If The First Season Of 'Detroiters' Flew Under Your Radar, Adjust Your Settings | | June 21 2018, 4:00 AM

The deeply goofy and weirdly sweet comedy series about two best friends (Veep's Sam Richardson and SNL's Tim Robinson) who love their city, and each other, is back for a second season.

Black babies die at twice the rate of white babies. My family is part of this statistic | | June 21 2018, 8:00 AM

Black babies in the U.S. are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. KPCC's Priska Neely realized her family has been touched by this issue.

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Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

| June 21 2018, 9:50 AM

There is a silent killer that is still looming in the Asian-American community.

California’s 48th District: The fight for the second spot in November’s general election

| June 21 2018, 9:45 AM

The 48th congressional district in Orange County is seeing a tight race between Businessman Harley Rouda and stem cell scientist Hans Keirstead.

How CA Republicans might influence immigration votes, plus the legality of Trump’s executive order

| June 21 2018, 9:40 AM

President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on online sales tax

| June 21 2018, 8:54 AM

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to collect sales taxes from online retailers.

DIY Biohackers aim to democratize science – but what are the risks?

| June 21 2018, 8:43 AM

Search “biohacker” into YouTube and you’ll find women and men injecting themselves with homemade vaccinations, steroids and even (unsuccessfully) superhuman powers.

Trump administration v California: Checking in on the legal battle over ‘sanctuary state’ laws

| June 21 2018, 8:35 AM

On Wednesday, there was a federal court hearing on three of California’s “sanctuary state” immigration laws.

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Local | | June 21 2018, 10:17 AM

A little Korea, some China, toss in the Philippines, and you have a melting pot community that's amazingly diverse -- and tasty.

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