Archive for July 18th, 2018

FBI Director Says Russia Still Seeking To Interfere In U.S. Democracy | | July 18 2018, 10:00 PM

"Russia attempted to interfere with the last election and ... it continues to engage in malign influence operations to this day," Christopher Wray said at a national security forum.

MGM Resorts sues Las Vegas shooting victims

Crime & Justice | | July 18 2018, 7:33 PM

Dozens were killed and hundreds were injured in the Las Vegas shooting last year. MGM Resorts is suing to bring the case to federal court, hoping to dodge liability.

The air in some of California's national parks is just as bad (or worse) than LA | | July 18 2018, 7:33 PM

A new study found that air pollution in Joshua Tree and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks rivals Los Angeles. Both parks are downwind of the most polluted air basins in the country: Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley.

Southern California experiences summer weather that's not just 'hot' | | July 18 2018, 7:31 PM

Moisture that's come up from the tropics has resulted in sporadic showers and thunderstorms across Southern California. Relax, it's going to be OK. 

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol

Health | | July 18 2018, 7:20 PM

Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame.

White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau

US & World | | July 18 2018, 7:00 PM

The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons | | July 18 2018, 4:40 PM

"We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed.

Sean Spicer Praises Successor Sanders: 'She Understands What The President Wants'

Politics | | July 18 2018, 4:00 PM

The former White House press secretary has a new book coming out. Spicer tells NPR that he regrets dressing down the press for reporting on the crowd size at Trump's inauguration.

How Rwanda Tidied Up Its Streets (And The Rest Of The Country, Too) | | July 18 2018, 8:00 AM

On the last Saturday of the month, citizens must spend 3 hours beautifying the nation. Some people question the authoritarianism approach. But the results are impressive.

EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users | | July 18 2018, 7:20 AM

The European Commission found that the tech giant broke EU antitrust rules by requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google and Chrome apps. Google plans to appeal the record fine.

Australian Couple Who Lost Children In MH17 Blame Trump For Not Confronting Putin | | July 18 2018, 6:40 AM

Russia has repeatedly denied any involvement in the destruction of the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down by a Russian missile over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 passengers and crew.

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World | | July 18 2018, 4:20 AM

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers.

Lawsuit Says Migrants Were Subjected To Dirty Detention Facilities, Bad Food And Water

US & World | | July 18 2018, 4:00 AM

In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.

Everything LA County voters need to know about the stormwater tax now on their November ballot | | July 18 2018, 8:18 AM

Here's how we got here and what a "yes" vote would approve.

'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' 20th Anniversary Tour comes to LA

Inside KPCC | | July 18 2018, 3:24 PM

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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims to avoid liability. We discuss the legal grounds and backlash

| July 18 2018, 9:44 AM

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas.

Taking the President at his word: So what would better US-Russia relations look like?

| July 18 2018, 9:42 AM

Repercussions of the summit between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are still being felt in DC and beyond, three days after their historic summit.

Forgotten...again: Middle children are on the decline and, as usual, nobody’s noticed

| July 18 2018, 9:15 AM

Were you that kid who was somehow missing from all the family Christmas photos? Did you exact peacemaker moves on your older and younger siblings that would put a diplomat to shame? What about winning first place at a spelling bee none of your family attended?

After Microsoft calls for regulation on facial recognition technology, we examine Silicon Valley’s protest of controversial government projects

| July 18 2018, 9:12 AM

Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people's privacy and freedom of expression.

Is there room for niche sports in an already crowded sports media landscape? Streaming may just be the answer

| July 18 2018, 9:01 AM

While it might sound like something you’d find on the fictional channel ESPN 8 “The Ocho” from the 2004 cult classic “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” the World Armwrestling League (WAL) is not only an actual organization, but it recently signed a multi-year deal to air on B/R Live, a new streaming service from Turner and the well-known sports media shop Bleacher Report.

Two years ago CA passed a strict immunization law – how has it affected vaccination rates?

| July 18 2018, 8:48 AM

Two years ago, after a measles outbreak originating at Disneyland, California passed one of the stricted immunization laws in the country which prevented parents from getting vaccination exemptions for their kids based on personal belief.

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