Archive for July 20th, 2018

Former South Korea President Sentenced To 8 More Years In Prison | | July 20 2018, 6:40 PM

Park Geun-hye was already serving 24 years in jail. On Friday a court convicted the disgraced leader of illegally receiving funds from a state agency and breaking election laws.

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wants thousands of people around California to sing

Arts & Entertainment | | July 20 2018, 6:27 PM

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has a big performance coming up Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but there’s no need to be a quiet or polite audience member.

More Than 100 Former Ohio State Students Allege Abuse By School Doctor

US & World | | July 20 2018, 6:00 PM

Officials said the allegations of inappropriate touching and harassment date from 1979 to 1997. They include students who were varsity players in 14 sports and patients of Student Health Services.

How big changes to the Endangered Species Act would affect California

Environment & Science | | July 20 2018, 5:52 PM

The Trump Administration is moving to weaken the Endangered Species Act. That's the law credited with bringing back grey wolves and peregine falcons from the brink of extinction. Here in California those proposed changes might not matter.

Paramount President Fired Amid Allegations of Racially Charged Comments

US & World | | July 20 2018, 4:40 PM

Amy Powell's five-year run as head of Paramount's television division has come to a halt. She is alleged to have made insensitive remarks regarding black women.

Starbucks To Open First 'Signing Store' In The U.S. To Serve Deaf Customers | | July 20 2018, 1:00 PM

The store will be in Washington D.C., and will not only focus on hiring employees fluent in American Sign Language, but also on lighting and design that makes it easier for the deaf to communicate.

New asylum rules make it harder for those fleeing violence

Local | | July 20 2018, 12:21 PM

Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions set a higher bar for victims of what’s referred to as “private violence” – such as domestic or gang violence.

Deported Guatemalan Man Desperately Awaits Return Of 9-Year-Old Son From U.S. Custody | | July 20 2018, 11:40 AM

The Ramirez family tried to seek asylum in the U.S. The dad says he was deported, but his son and wife are being held in the U.S. in separate facilities.

Summer Latin Music Festivals Offer Music And Opportunity | | July 20 2018, 10:20 AM

For Latinx musicians who have found themselves excluded from the stages of mainstream festivals, a growing range of festivals and tours catering to Latinx artists and fans is changing the game.

Who's Entertaining Who?: How The Internet Picks Up Drake's Slack | | July 20 2018, 10:00 AM

Drake's latest No. 1 hit "In My Feelings" shot to the top of the charts thanks to a viral dance challenge that had little to do with the rapper himself.

Judge Vacates Terrorism Convictions Of Man Who Had Trained With Paintball Group

Crime & Justice | | July 20 2018, 9:40 AM

A federal judge says Seifullah Chapman should be released rather than serve out the rest of his 65-year prison term, citing a shift in how the law defines violent crime.

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste | | July 20 2018, 7:20 AM

The United Nations says nearly one-fourth of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are thrown away. Luxury properties in Mexico, India, and elsewhere are trying programs to bring that figure down.

Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

Politics | | July 20 2018, 5:00 AM

President Trump boasts that he's tougher on Russia than any other president. His administration has adopted some tough policies, even though Trump's rhetoric is almost always friendly toward Moscow.

Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

US & World | | July 20 2018, 4:20 AM

Hospitals across the country are reporting significant shortages of pain medication. A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care.

Week Of Trump Reversals Puts 2018 Election Security In The Spotlight

Politics | | July 20 2018, 4:20 AM

The security of the midterm vote is a question that's coming up again after President Trump's press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, where Trump seemed to doubt Russia interference.

OC's Dana Rohrabacher keeps cheerleading for Russia. Will Republican voters care? | | July 20 2018, 3:45 PM

Dana Rohrabacher, a pro-marijuana, climate-change-doubting, Libertarian surfer, is no stranger to controversy. He's locked in a tough reelection fight. Will recent controversies hurt his chances to hold onto his seat in Congress?

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A look at film ratings of teen content after ‘Eighth Grade’ sparks controversy with R-rating

| July 20 2018, 9:30 AM

What does it take for a movie to get an R rating?

FilmWeek: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Blindspotting’ and more

| July 20 2018, 8:44 AM

Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


The good news: Air travel is booming. The bad news: There aren’t enough pilots to handle it

| July 20 2018, 8:34 AM

With air travel expected to double over the next 20 years, there’s no doubt that the demand for commercial airline pilots will be strong. There’s just one problem: there aren’t enough qualified pilots out there to meet the need.

As Trump demands more logging, we debate the effect on reforestation near Yosemite

| July 20 2018, 8:34 AM

In 2013, the Rim fire scorched more than 250,000 acres in and around the Sierra Nevada forests. Now, five years later, growing tensions center on the role of logging and reforestation activities in and around the fire’s footprint.

Covered CA to hike premiums by 8.7 percent. What does that mean for your county?

| July 20 2018, 8:27 AM

On Thursday, Covered California announced an expected average increase of 8.7 percent in its health insurance premiums by 2019.

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