Archive for August 17th, 2018

California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue

US & World | | August 17 2018, 10:00 PM

A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.

Police Arrest Third Suspect In New Haven Synthetic Marijuana Overdose Case

US & World | | August 17 2018, 9:40 PM

Over three days, more than 100 people fell ill after smoking a batch of K2 officials say was laced with AB-Fubinaca. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said chemical was "knocking people down."

Mueller: Prison Time An Option For Former Trump Campaign Aide Papadopoulos

US & World | | August 17 2018, 9:00 PM

The special counsel noted that the legal guidelines suggest a sentence of zero to six months. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russians.

Election security under focus following cyberattack on local campaign

Politics | | August 17 2018, 6:24 PM

Orange County elections officials are ramping up security ever since reports emerged of Russian hacking during the 2016 election. Their efforts come in the midst of news that cyberattacks occurred during Orange County’s primary campaign.

Democrats Unveil Ad Attacking House GOP Leaders

Politics | | August 17 2018, 3:40 PM

An outside group supporting House Democrats is running a digital ad that uses a strategy the party used in 2006 to challenge Republican control of the House — focusing on personal scandals.

Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooter Is Sentenced To Life In Prison

US & World | | August 17 2018, 2:20 PM

Esteban Santiago killed five people and injured six when he opened fire in the baggage claim at Fort Lauderdale's airport in 2017. A federal judge called the attack "85 seconds of evil."

'There Must Be Justice': U.S. Sanctions Myanmar Soldiers For Rohingya Killings | | August 17 2018, 2:00 PM

The sanctions target four mid-level commanders and two units — but they failed to satisfy senators and activists alike, who say the U.S. has a ways to go to hold Myanmar accountable for its crimes.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Has Convoluted Ties To Rail Company Whose Project He Supports

US & World | | August 17 2018, 1:00 PM

In 2011, Scott rejected a federally funded rail project; now he supports a privately funded one. He and his wife invested millions with an investment firm that owns the company behind the proposal.

About That Microloan Mention In 'Crazy Rich Asians' ...

US & World | | August 17 2018, 11:00 AM

In one scene, Rachel Chu, the fictional lead character in the rom-com, chats with a princess about how small loans are helping women. But do they really?

A Caltech professor has created an algorithm for drones to herd birds away from airports | | August 17 2018, 10:34 AM

In just the last four years, birds have hit aircraft at LAX more than 500 times. One bird caused $1.5 million dollars in damage when it hit a 747 two years ago.

The truth about peeing in public pools | | August 17 2018, 10:31 AM

The time may have passed when certain bodily functions were off limits in polite conversation. After all, social media's "poop" emoji got a prominent role in a recent kids' film. 

Texas Tightens Disclosure Rules Following Medicaid Investigation

Health | | August 17 2018, 10:00 AM

Officials in Texas are responding to the findings of an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity into drugmakers' influence over medication choices for Medicaid patients.

Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?

Arts & Entertainment | | August 17 2018, 9:20 AM

Environmental activist Paul Gilding says the world has been growing too fast for too long. And now...the Earth is full. The only solution, he says, is to radically change the way we consume.

WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers | | August 17 2018, 7:00 AM

The World Health Organization says violence and insecurity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region is preventing health workers from stopping the spread of Ebola.

Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

US & World | | August 17 2018, 5:20 AM

Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.

Calls For Widespread Change Challenge Incoming Head Of U.S. Olympic Committee | | August 17 2018, 5:20 AM

The incoming CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee faces more challenges than just sexual abuse scandals. Elite athletes are calling for a complete overhaul of the USOC financial model.

Ready For A Linguistic Controversy? Say 'Mhmm' | | August 17 2018, 5:00 AM

Mhmm is a small word that's often used unconsciously. But it can actually tell us a lot about language, bias, and the transatlantic slave trade.

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

Politics | | August 17 2018, 4:00 AM

Based on calculations by NPR, the average shift in special elections since 2016 was 10 points toward the Democrats. If you apply that to all 435 House districts, Democrats would win a big majority.

Here's To The Romantic Comedy Pleasures Of 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before' | | August 17 2018, 4:00 AM

The Netflix adaptation of Jenny Han's YA romance is sparkly, sweet and very well-acted by its young leads.

NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

Education | | August 17 2018, 3:00 AM

New York University said the move was to address the high cost of entering a career in medicine. Most med students graduate in debt, which can often top $200,000.

Chipotle To Retrain Employees After Latest Outbreak Of Food Poisoning

Health | | August 17 2018, 2:40 AM

The announcement comes after health officials said an outbreak last month that sickened nearly 650 customers in Ohio was caused by a bacteria that thrives in food kept warm for long periods.

Everything you never wanted to know about pee in the public pool | | August 17 2018, 11:35 AM

We aren't trying to gross you out, but...

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As California moves to eliminate money bail, we look at the bill changes creating new opposition

| August 17 2018, 9:58 AM

Opponents of the state’s bail system are split over changes to a bill that would entirely eliminate bail.

President Trump asks SEC to consider ending quarterly reports, we debate

| August 17 2018, 9:55 AM

President Donald Trump says he's asking federal regulators to look into the effectiveness of the quarterly financial reports that publicly traded companies are required to file.

Knock, knock: pot delivery. Should cannabis be deliverable in cities that have banned it?

| August 17 2018, 8:54 AM

The Bureau of Cannabis Control is considering clarifying Prop 64 rules to allow for the delivery of cannabis in cities where storefront sales are banned — but cities are pushing back, saying the move would undermine local control.


How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a game changer for representation in Hollywood

| August 17 2018, 9:10 AM

It’s been 25 years since a major motion picture centered around an Asian American story hit the big screen.

FilmWeek: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’ and more

| August 17 2018, 9:06 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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