Archive for July 16th, 2018

California's oil/gas regulators add an enforcement arm

Environment & Science | | July 16 2018, 7:17 PM

The state agency that regulates oil and gas in California is gaining a new enforcement arm this week, capable of issuing big new fines. The Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, also known as DOGGR, has often been criticized as being too close to the industry.

Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

US & World | | July 16 2018, 7:00 PM

A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris.

Judge temporarily halts migrant family deportations amid reunification efforts

Local | | July 16 2018, 5:16 PM

A federal judge in San Diego has told the government to hold off for now on deporting reunited migrant families. Judge Dana Sabraw said Monday he’d block deportations temporarily amid concerns from the ACLU, which filed suit to reunite families separated at the border, that parents and their children might be deported without fully knowing their rights.

Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets | | July 16 2018, 3:00 PM

At their joint news conference, President Putin said Russia and the U.S. can work together to alleviate suffering in Syria. Russia continues to attack civilian targets in support of the Syrian regime.

Feds Charge Russian Student, Linked To NRA, With Conspiracy | | July 16 2018, 2:00 PM

Prosecutors accused Maria Butina of conspiring to violate a law that requires foreign agents to register with the U.S. government. Authorities said she was working for Russia.

FCC Chairman Pai Cites 'Serious Concerns' About Sinclair-Tribune Deal | | July 16 2018, 1:40 PM

The news could put in jeopardy plans by Sinclair — already the nation's largest TV station owner — to grow even bigger.

Transcript: Trump And Putin's Joint Press Conference

Politics | | July 16 2018, 12:20 PM

After meeting one-on-one for two hours in Helsinki on Monday, President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin answered questions from reporters.

China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports | | July 16 2018, 8:40 AM

The complaint comes less than a week after the Trump administration published a preliminary list of more than 6,000 Chinese products that it wants to hit with new tariffs.

Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

US & World | | July 16 2018, 6:40 AM

The city's most recent homeless count showed that the veteran homeless population had declined 18 percent. But some advocates caution that veteran homelessness is an ever-changing dynamic.

Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia | | July 16 2018, 6:00 AM

Following the funeral of a local resident killed by a crocodile after apparently straying into a local wildlife sanctuary, the mob slaughtered nearly 300 of the reptiles.

Why one Orange County high school is scanning football players brains

Local | | July 16 2018, 5:32 AM

Football players at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano have had their brains scanned to establish baseline brain health. Later, a player takes a blow to the head, trainers can test him again.

Scared Of Math? Here's One Way To Fight The Fear

Education | | July 16 2018, 5:00 AM

Kids and grown-ups can both experience anxiety when it comes to math. One college professor has an assignment to help banish the dread.

Immigration Poll Finds Deep Divide Over Trump's Agenda

US & World | | July 16 2018, 4:40 AM

None of the president's major immigration policies get majority support in a new NPR-Ipsos poll — but Republicans strongly back the border wall, the travel ban, and changes to legal immigration.

Worried About Dementia? You Might Want to Check Your Blood Pressure

Health | | July 16 2018, 4:20 AM

One of the nation's top brain doctors says controlling high blood pressure is one of the best ways to keep your brain sharp. He aims to lead by example.

Heat Making You Lethargic? Research Shows It Can Slow Your Brain, Too

Health | | July 16 2018, 4:20 AM

Hot weather can influence cognitive performance, according to new research. Young adults living in non-air-conditioned dorms during a heat wave performed worse on math and attention tests.

Exploring, Not Explaining, The Mind Of Robin Williams | | July 16 2018, 4:00 AM

Robin Williams is the subject of a new HBO documentary called Come Inside My Mind. Using clips and interviews, it documents his unusual process and his complicated life.

Trump, Putin To Meet After New Charges Over Russia's 2016 Election Interference

Politics | | July 16 2018, 4:00 AM

President Trump is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday amid new allegations of Moscow's interference in the U.S. presidential election.

Can these brain scans make high school football safer? | | July 16 2018, 11:18 AM

The hope is that the scans take the guesswork out of deciding when an injury is serious, and when the brain is healed after suffering a concussion.

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State agencies released a draft of permanent regulations for legal marijuana in CA, a check-in on the industry

| July 16 2018, 9:51 AM

For the last seven months that California’s recreational marijuana industry has been officially legal, growers, manufacturers and retailers have been operating under emergency regulations, the most recent set of which set new testing regulations that have some dispensaries scrambling to replenish their inventories with compliant product.

Pussy Riot interrupts a World Cup that was otherwise fairly free of political conversation

| July 16 2018, 9:43 AM

If you were watching the World Cup Sunday night, you may have seen three women and one man dressed as police officers rushing the field and disrupting the France/Croatia final game.

Why are black babies twice as likely to die as white babies in the US?

| July 16 2018, 9:35 AM

It’s not easy to talk about infant mortality rates, but one ugly statistic is causing alarm: black babies around the country are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday.

Week in politics: Takeaways from Trump-Putin summit, what CA Dems endorsement of Kevin de Leon means for Sen. Feinstein and more

| July 16 2018, 9:06 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundup covers the headlines you might’ve missed this weekend and previews the political stories to watch for in the week to come.

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