Archive for August 9th, 2018

Trump Administration To Overhaul A Program Designed To Save Medicare Money

Health | | August 09 2018, 8:00 PM

The federal government will overhaul accountable care organizations, an Obama-era innovation. The change could lead to a dramatic decrease in hospitals and doctors participating in the program.

Judge Orders Return Of Deported Asylum-Seekers

Crime & Justice | | August 09 2018, 6:20 PM

The federal judge issued the order after learning a mother and daughter involved in a lawsuit challenging new asylum rules had been deported despite assurances to the court they would not be removed.

Trump Claims California Is Wasting Water That Could Be Used To Fight Wildfires

Environment & Science | | August 09 2018, 4:20 PM

The president blamed the intensity of the fires on state environmental policies, incorrectly claiming water that could be used to fight the fires is being pumped into the Pacific Ocean.

U.S. Army Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits Seeking Citizenship

US & World | | August 09 2018, 4:00 PM

In recent weeks, dozens of military recruits had their enlistment contracts canceled. They had joined the military as part of a program to recruit foreign nationals with critically needed skills.

Julian Assange 'Seriously Considering' Testifying Before Senate Panel | | August 09 2018, 3:20 PM

The founder of WikiLeaks received a request to testify in person before the Senate intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, his lawyer says.

White House Describes Military 'Space Force,' Aims To Create It By 2020 | | August 09 2018, 3:20 PM

Vice President Pence said in a speech Thursday that the Space Force, which would be the military's sixth branch, will "prepare for the next battlefield" and "a new generation of threats."

Death Toll For Indonesian Quake Rises Into The Hundreds

US & World | | August 09 2018, 3:20 PM

Damaging aftershocks continue to shake the island of Lombak, which suffered a deadly earthquake on Sunday. Rescue workers are struggling to reach the injured in some remote areas.

Sending Letters About Their Patients' Overdoses Changes Doctors' Prescribing Habits

Health | | August 09 2018, 2:20 PM

Many doctors never find out when a patient dies from an overdose. A new study shows that when find out, it can alter the way they prescribe addictive drugs.

Journalist: Fear Is A 'Very Powerful Tool' In Trump's Approach To Immigration

US & World | | August 09 2018, 12:40 PM

Atlantic writer Franklin Foer says President Trump has "radicalized" Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), opening the door for the agency to deport any undocumented immigrant.

Scientists Discover The Secret Weapon Of Stomach Viruses | | August 09 2018, 11:00 AM

New research finds that stomach infections, like norovirus and rotavirus, have a special way to get to us hard — and fast. That knowledge could lead to new, more effective treatments.

A hard 'climb back into society' for this homeless OC couple

Local | | August 09 2018, 9:29 AM

At the beginning of this year, Bejuique "Bay" Shambow and Bobby Austin were sleeping in a tent along the Santa Ana riverbed in Orange County. Then, in February, they and hundreds of their fellow campers were kicked out of the encampment by OC officials and given temporary shelter.

Opinion: Why The Term 'Deep State' Speaks To Conspiracy Theorists | | August 09 2018, 9:20 AM

Linguist Geoff Nunberg says it's common for citizens of democracies to express concerns about the government. But the term "deep state" refers to something more nefarious — and conspiratorial.

New York City Temporarily Halts More Uber And Lyft Cars On The Road | | August 09 2018, 9:00 AM

The New York City Council voted to put new licenses for Uber and Lyft cars on hold for a year to study the services' effect on traffic congestion and look at how drivers are paid.

Tribune Media Spikes Merger Deal With Sinclair, And Sues Its Former Suitor | | August 09 2018, 8:40 AM

Tribune CEO Peter Kern said Thursday that the deal unraveled because Sinclair chose to follow a strategy that was only in its own self-interest.

Mourning And Instagramming The Death Of A Pet | | August 09 2018, 7:20 AM

Photographer Preston Gannaway posted photos of her cat for 100 days on Instagram to grieve after she died. The series, called #100daysofisis, shows the relationship between photography and memory.

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza After Hamas Launches Rocket Attacks | | August 09 2018, 5:00 AM

At least three people are reportedly dead and a dozen injured in the Gaza Strip, while at least 11 people reportedly wounded when Hamas rockets landed in the southern Israeli city of Sderot.

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

Education | | August 09 2018, 5:00 AM

James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

Medicaid Officials Target Home Health Aides' Union Dues

Health | | August 09 2018, 4:00 AM

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would prohibit some home health workers from having union dues deducted from their paychecks. The rule would likely undercut unions' power, all agree.

'Insatiable' Is Lazy And Dull, But At Least It's Insulting | | August 09 2018, 4:00 AM

The new Netflix series Insatiable got early attention for stereotyping its fat-to-skinny lead character, but it's not as bad as all that. It's worse.

U.S. To Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Nerve Agent Attacks | | August 09 2018, 1:40 AM

The move, which comes months after the attack in the U.K. on Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, follows pressure on the Trump administration from lawmakers in both parties.

LA leaders are floating an idea to give renters a lawyer in eviction cases | | August 09 2018, 10:43 AM

Tenants typically represent themselves in eviction cases and face off with their landlord's attorney in unlawful eviction cases.

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What new NCAA rules mean for college basketball

| August 09 2018, 9:54 AM

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced new college basketball policies meant to overhaul the system in light of the FBI probe into recruiting practices.

Hooked on Hollywood: Leonard Maltin’s new book digs deep into his personal archives

| August 09 2018, 9:51 AM

Have you ever wondered who Hollywood’s good guys and gals really were? Or what it was like to work for Cecil B. DeMille? Or what about how Errol Flynn hid liquor while filming on location in New Mexico mountains?

Solving the world’s water shortage... by hauling a giant iceberg to its thirstiest regions

| August 09 2018, 9:44 AM

A company in United Arab Emirates is looking to haul a giant iceberg from the Antarctic to either Australia or Africa in an effort to provide drinking water to one of these two water-starved places.

Why rent control initiatives have failed to take hold in Pasadena, Glendale and other local municipalities

| August 09 2018, 9:42 AM

Some residents are facing a severe housing affordability crisis in California.

Will limiting the speed of electric scooters solve the public nuisance problem?

| August 09 2018, 9:36 AM

Los Angeles City Council transportation committee refined a new set of regulations Wednesday for electric scooters.

#OscarsSoConfusing?! Reactions on the Academy’s cryptic announcement to add ‘popular’ film category

| August 09 2018, 9:31 AM

The Oscars announced yesterday that they are looking to add a new category to honor popular films.

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