Archive for August 13th, 2018

Impact Of Facebook's False Posts Is Difficult To Measure

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 7:00 PM

Facebook determined that some of the event pages organizing last weekend's counter-protests were fake and took them down. How that affected genuine organizing efforts is hard to assess.

Prosecutors Conclude Arguments Against Paul Manafort In Bank And Tax Fraud Trial

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 7:00 PM

The government called more than two dozen witnesses in its bid to prove Manafort had allegedly violated tax and banking laws. His defense team will have a chance to call witnesses next.

Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness

Health | | August 13 2018, 6:00 PM

The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. But one kind of laser treatment might have gotten a bad rap.

CA court says loan interest rates can be 'unconscionable'

Business & Economy | | August 13 2018, 5:56 PM

Can interest rates be so high that they're illegal? The California Supreme Court said yes, in connection with a case involving Orange County lender CashCall.

More deportations likely for Cambodians in near future

Local | | August 13 2018, 5:46 PM

Although a federal judge gave a group of Cambodian immigrants a temporary reprieve from deportation, some still will be removed.

Ben Carson Moves Forward With Push To Change Fair Housing Rule

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 4:20 PM

The HUD secretary is moving to overhaul an Obama-era rule intended to strengthen the 1968 Fair Housing Act and combat housing segregation. It "impeded development ... of affordable housing," he says.

An Iraq Veteran, Heroin Addict, Bank Robber And Debut Novelist

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 3:40 PM

Nico Walker is currently in federal prison for bank robbery. That's given him plenty of time to write his semi-autobiographical novel Cherry, which has received glowing advance reviews.

West Virginia House Votes To Impeach 2 State Supreme Court Justices

Crime & Justice | | August 13 2018, 2:20 PM

The votes come one week after the state House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment against the entire bench of the state Supreme Court of Appeals.

Surprise Taliban Attack Leads To Days Of Fighting, Hundreds Of Deaths

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 1:20 PM

Afghanistan's military was launching a counteroffensive aimed at flushing militants out of the strategically vital city of Ghazni, which was attacked on Friday.

Congressman Accused Of Domestic Abuse By Former Girlfriend

Politics | | August 13 2018, 11:40 AM

Rep. Keith Ellison, a Democrat who represents the Minneapolis area, denies the accusation. Ellison is running for state Attorney General and the primary election is Tuesday.

Baltimore Officer Resigns After Video Shows Him Repeatedly Punching Man

US & World | | August 13 2018, 10:00 AM

The Baltimore Police Department said it suspended the unnamed officer within hours of Saturday's incident, and that late Sunday the police commissioner accepted had accepted the officer's resignation.

2 Koreas' Leaders Will Hold New Summit In Pyongyang Next Month

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 8:40 AM

"For peace and prosperity of the world as well as those of the Korean peninsula," read a short statement issued by South Korea's Blue House on Monday

Ben & Jerry's 'Milk with Dignity' Pact With Farmworkers Seems To Be Paying Off

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 7:20 AM

Some workers say wages and living conditions have improved. Farms have also committed to providing five annual paid sick days, five paid vacation days and to meet housing health and safety standards.

Boardwalk Collapses In Spain, Injuring 316 People At Oceanside Concert

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 13 2018, 7:00 AM

The collapse occurred shortly after the headliner at a concert tried to pump up the crowd by telling people to jump, witnesses told a local news site.

A UCLA professor's call to root out racism in research

Health | | August 13 2018, 5:00 AM

In the latest issue of the journal "Ethnicity & Disease," Chandra Ford calls out the public health field and challenges researchers to recognizes bias.

White House Takes Aim At Financial Protections For Military

US & World | | August 13 2018, 4:00 AM

Documents obtained by NPR show proposed changes that critics say would leave service members vulnerable to getting ripped off when they buy cars.

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Week in politics: FBI agent who insulted Trump in texts fire, the political fallout and security concerns after Omarosa releases tape of her firing and more

| August 13 2018, 10:00 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might’ve missed this weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

Every move you make, every step you take, Google’s tracking you

| August 13 2018, 9:57 AM

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.

The white nationalist rally that really… wasn’t

| August 13 2018, 9:55 AM

Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn't welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

After jury rules against Monsanto in Roundup lawsuit, a review of the evidence for and against a link between the pesticide and cancer

| August 13 2018, 9:53 AM

A jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto's Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man's lawyers said.

Hunting — an American story of the beloved and berated sport

| August 13 2018, 9:50 AM

It’s estimated that only 4 to 6 percent of Americans are active hunters, and yet hunting dominates a whirlwind of debates — from gun control to wildlife preservation to divisions in class and more.

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