Archive for August 16th, 2018

Cannabis Producer Gets $4 Billion Investment From Beer Company

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 10:20 PM

The giant influx of cash from Constellation Brands is the largest strategic investment in the cannabis market to date. It nearly quadruples the alcohol company's stake in Canopy Growth to 38 percent.

No Veterans Day Military Parade This Year; DOD Looking At Dates In 2019

US & World | | August 16 2018, 10:00 PM

The procession through Washington, D.C., requested by President Trump and set for November, has been delayed. Reports estimated its cost at $92 million, although the defense secretary scoffs at that.

Toddler's Remains That Were Discovered In N.M. Compound Identified As Missing Child

US & World | | August 16 2018, 7:40 PM

Officials said the decomposed body found in a raid on a rural property in Amalia, are those of missing 3-year-old, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. Prosecutors argue he died in a religious ceremony.

Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

Health | | August 16 2018, 5:00 PM

A pediatrician is working to make sure every hospital in Kansas can give babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome the soft start they need, ideally right next to their mothers.

Senate Democrats Threaten Lawsuit Over Kavanaugh Documents

Politics | | August 16 2018, 4:40 PM

Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time in public service. If they don't get answers they vow to sue.

Pope Francis Expresses 'Shame And Sorrow' Over Pennsylvania Abuse Allegations

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 4:20 PM

After days of silence and a barrage of criticism for failing to address the most recent priest sex abuse scandal, the Vatican speaks: "The Holy See condemns unequivocally the sexual abuse of minors."

Muslim Woman Says She Refused Handshake And Then Suffered Discrimination

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 3:00 PM

Farah Alhajeh says she was shown the door on a job interview after placing her hand over her heart instead of extending it, in line with her religious beliefs. A Swedish court ruled in her favor.

FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

Health | | August 16 2018, 2:40 PM

Consumers will have a new generic alternative to the widely used — and pricey — device to counter life-threatening allergic reactions.

Veterans offered new kind of student housing at USC

Education | | August 16 2018, 1:40 PM

Wednesday was move-in day for USC students. This year, 10 students moved into housing that has never been offered before: housing specifically for veterans.

U.S. Sues Operators Of Pirate Texas Station Known As 'Alex Jones Radio'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 1:00 PM

The operators told the FCC they didn't recognize its right to regulate them. They were hit with a $15,000 penalty "for willful and repeated violation" of laws. Now the FCC has brought in the DOJ.

Iraqi Refugee In U.S. Accused Of Committing Murder For ISIS

US & World | | August 16 2018, 11:00 AM

Federal prosecutors say Omar Ameen lied about his terrorism ties to enter the U.S. as a refugee. He is wanted in Iraq over the killing of a police officer in 2014.

Judge Says A 'Well-Planned Conspiracy' In Kim Jong Nam's Death

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 7:40 AM

Two women who are accused of an attack on the brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un using a nerve agent are to remain in custody after a judge said there was enough evidence of a "conspiracy."

Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

Crime & Justice | | August 16 2018, 6:20 AM

Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

Colorado Baker Sues State Again, After Refusing To Make Cake For Transgender Woman

Crime & Justice | | August 16 2018, 5:20 AM

Jack Phillips, who prevailed in a Supreme Court case about his refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, is suing Colorado in a case involving a cake celebrating gender transition.

Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year

Education | | August 16 2018, 5:00 AM

As summer draws to a close, schools are beefing up security, and some parents are buying bulletproof school supplies. In Washington, one agency wants to students to learn about traumatic injuries.

Heitkamp Stresses Independence As Path To Re-Election In Trump Country

Politics | | August 16 2018, 4:00 AM

Republicans say North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's emphasis on her points of agreement with Trump won't wash away the fact that she's a Democrat in a solidly red state.

Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

US & World | | August 16 2018, 3:00 AM

More than 70 people fell ill in or around a historic park in New Haven, near the Yale University campus. Police believe the synthetic cannabinoid K2 laced with fentanyl caused the rash of overdoses.

Did meeting between LAUSD and teachers union leaders make a strike less likely? Depends on who you ask

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 16 2018, 1:02 PM

At stake is whether the more than 30,000 members of United Teachers Los Angeles stay on the job or ultimately decide to walk out of the nation's second largest school district.

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Horse sues former owner for neglect, but can courts recognize animals as plaintiffs?

| August 16 2018, 9:59 AM

Last summer, an Oregon man pleaded guilty to criminal neglect for leaving his horse underfed in the outdoors.

So, your kid wants to be a stand-up comic: What happens when parents think their kids are chasing an impractical career

| August 16 2018, 9:46 AM

Imagine you’re the parent (and maybe you are) of a college-bound teenager who comes to you one day and says “I’ve found my calling. I’m going to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.”

Press versus Trump: Newspapers across the country publish editorials denouncing the president’s media attacks

| August 16 2018, 9:36 AM

Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.

The queen is dead: Remembering the great Aretha Franklin

| August 16 2018, 9:18 AM

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

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