Archive for July 19th, 2018

Oath Keepers cancel protest after counter-protesters show up

Local | | July 19 2018, 5:40 PM

This comes after Congresswoman Maxine Waters told citizens to "push back" against Trump officials. But when South LA came out to meet them, they didn't show.

American Baby Trump Blimp Set To Breeze Onto Namesake's Home Turf

US & World | | July 19 2018, 5:40 PM

Activists aimed to bring one balloon to the president's backyard; they overshot their fundraising goal and now say they will create more than one replica.

Report Warns Of 'Dangerous Complacency' In The Fight Against HIV | | July 19 2018, 5:40 PM

Treatment has been a success but prevention is another story, according to a report in The Lancet. And the stigma of seeking help persists.

Covered California rates are out | | July 19 2018, 5:18 PM

The cost of an individual health plan on Covered California will go up an average 8.7 percent in the Golden State. It's the same in Ventura County. In L.A. County that average is between 8.

Fleeing war-torn homes for crippling rents — how California housing costs are creating a harsh reality for refugees | | July 19 2018, 5:17 PM

Seventy hours a week driving Uber, peeing in a bottle, and still late with the rent; refugee agencies are rethinking strategies in the “resistance state.”

Washington, D.C., Is Counting All Its Cats. It Will Take 3 Years And $1.5 Million | | July 19 2018, 4:20 PM

The nation's capital has a cat problem. And the first step toward fixing it, apparently, is to quantify it.

Explosion At Pa. Army Depot Injures Four

US & World | | July 19 2018, 3:20 PM

Officials said the victims suffered burns and three were airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Terrorism in not suspected.

Appeals Court Nomination Withdrawn Before An Expected Failure On Senate Floor

Crime & Justice | | July 19 2018, 3:00 PM

The White House withdrew the nomination of Ryan Bounds to join the 9th Circuit just before a vote was expected on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

California Supreme Court Squashes Bid To Split State Into Three

US & World | | July 19 2018, 2:40 PM

The court ruled that the proposal to divide California can't be placed on the November ballot. A venture capitalist has spent years arguing the state would be better off as several smaller states.

Trump Slams Interest Rate Hikes, Ignoring Hands-Off Tradition Toward Fed | | July 19 2018, 1:20 PM

The commander in chief usually doesn't comment directly on Fed policy. But President Trump broke with that tradition Thursday, saying, "I'm not thrilled" about the Fed's interest-rate increases.

Migrating Arctic Geese Are Confused, Exhausted By Rising Temperatures | | July 19 2018, 1:00 PM

Warmer weather means that barnacle geese fly faster to their breeding grounds, leaving them too tired to lay eggs right away. By the time they're ready, the babies have missed the best food.

Immigrant Rights Group Turns Down $250,000 From Tech Firm Over Ties To Border Patrol | | July 19 2018, 11:20 AM

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been under mounting pressure for the company's contract with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. A Texas nonprofit says it won't accept a contribution from the company.

Disney Prevails In Hunt For Fox As Comcast Drops Bid | | July 19 2018, 11:20 AM

Disney is poised to take over most of the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. The new mega-studio is to compete with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon. A fight still looms over Sky.

Compton College set to regain independence

Education | | July 19 2018, 10:52 AM

Mismanagement led the state to take over Compton College in 2004. After improvements the college is on track to regain independence and its police force.

Can A Community Hospital Stick To Its Mission When It Goes For-Profit? | | July 19 2018, 8:40 AM

After 130 years as a nonprofit hospital with deep roots in North Carolina, Mission Health is seeking to be bought by HCA Healthcare, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain.

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Education | | July 19 2018, 8:00 AM

Here are five educational apps — endorsed by an expert — that teachers love. Plus, what teachers can look for when choosing apps for the classroom.

Behind The Campaign To Get Teachers To Leave Their Unions

Education | | July 19 2018, 4:40 AM

Conservative groups are spreading the word: Teachers no longer have to support the union that represents them.

ABBA Silver: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' | | July 19 2018, 4:00 AM

Return with us now to the enchanted isle of Kalokairi, where the sun shines, the water gleams and the populace is unnervingly obsessed with '70s Swedish power-pop — albeit the B-sides, this time out.

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Rising sea levels may jeopardize internet infrastructure

| July 19 2018, 10:43 AM

The internet may feel immaterial or even magical, but behind each tweet, ‘like’ and email is a network of data centers and stretches of underground cables -- and rising sea levels may put some of that coastal hardware in jeopardy.

State regulators duke it out over whether Californians needs to limit vehicle miles traveled

| July 19 2018, 9:54 AM

In light of the state Legislature mandating the release of greenhouse gas score cards for more than a dozen municipalities, residents may find that they need to limit the miles put on their cars in order to reach local environmental goals.

After Helsinki, we check in on US-Russia involvement in Syria

| July 19 2018, 9:31 AM

After Trump’s meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Russia’s Defense Ministry said it would ramp up cooperation with the U.S. military, but what’s actually happening on the ground is less clear.

When your DNA test reveals a secret: The life-changing power of genetic tests

| July 19 2018, 8:52 AM

We often hear about success stories about families reunited. But not all stories are happy ones. DNA tests have unearthed secret pregnancies, incidents of rape and incest, and fertility doctors using their own sperm to inseminate patients.

Ahead of upcoming confirmation of new VA secretary, a check-in on the Department of Veterans Affairs

| July 19 2018, 8:21 AM

The second-largest federal agency has been without a leader for close to 4 months.

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