Archive for August 20th, 2018

LA clergy abuse survivors demand action from pope

Local | | August 20 2018, 5:32 PM

Pope Francis wrote a letter to Catholics responding to new reports of clergy sexual abuse. But survivors’ advocates in Los Angeles say that’s not enough.

Trump Calls ICE Opponents 'Big Loudmouths,' Praises Agents As 'Great Patriots'

Politics | | August 20 2018, 4:40 PM

At a White House ceremony, the president also asked an agent, Adrian Anzaldua, who discovered a truck containing about 80 immigrants, to speak. "He speaks perfect English," Trump noted.

Parker center demolition begins despite lawsuit

Local | | August 20 2018, 4:26 PM

The old LAPD headquarters will be replaced with an office skyscraper for LA City workers. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation wants the building converted to homeless housing.

Trump 'Not Thrilled' With Fed Chairman Over Interest Rate Hikes | | August 20 2018, 4:20 PM

It was the second time in a month that President Trump had taken aim at the Fed. In a Reuters interview, he also accused China and Europe of manipulating their currencies to gain leverage in trade.

Nearly 75 percent of new California oil wells in recent years were in low income neighborhoods, study says

Environment & Science | | August 20 2018, 4:06 PM

Nearly three-quarters of the new oil wells drilled in California in the past 7 years were in low income communities of color, according to a new analysis. Those numbers are helping fuel a campaign to get Governor Brown to ban new oil wells in the state before he leaves office.

iPad Battery Malfunction Leads To Apple Store Evacuation In Amsterdam

US & World | | August 20 2018, 4:00 PM

Local media said the battery exploded, releasing chemical fumes. Firefighters were called to the scene as a precautionary measure, and three employees were treated for respiratory issues.

Activists Have A New Strategy To Block Gas Pipelines: State's Rights

US & World | | August 20 2018, 3:00 PM

Oil and gas pipeline opponents have a new legal strategy. They're encouraging states to exercise rights granted in the Clean Water Act to stop new pipeline construction.

Why Are Black And Latino Kids More Likely To Die Of Certain Cancers?

Health | | August 20 2018, 3:00 PM

There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.

PepsiCo Breaks Out The Bubbly With $3.2 Billion Deal For SodaStream | | August 20 2018, 11:20 AM

It's the latest foray into more-healthful offerings for the food and beverage giant, which has shifted from soft drinks toward products such as juices, hummus and oatmeal.

Taliban Answers Afghanistan's Cease-Fire Offer With Ambush, Abductions | | August 20 2018, 10:40 AM

Since a brief truce in June, attacks by the militant group have left hundreds of people dead. President Ashraf Ghani is angling for a new peace deal, but the Taliban hasn't taken him up on it.

'New York Times' Reports Asia Argento Paid Off An Accuser Of Her Own

US & World | | August 20 2018, 10:20 AM

Argento has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape. According to documents leaked to the Times, she also paid $380,000 to a man who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was 17.

Creating a safe space for moms to navigate their grief

Health | | August 20 2018, 10:09 AM

Hundreds of new and expectant parents gathered  in Pasadena over the weekend to get tips and resources on everything from breastfeeding to baby wearing at a convention called MommyCon.

Pope Francis On Clergy Sex Abuse: 'We Showed No Care For The Little Ones'

US & World | | August 20 2018, 8:00 AM

The pontiff's comments were in a letter penned nearly a week after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed decades of alleged child abuse and cover-ups. "We abandoned them," Francis wrote.

Vacation Days Piling Up? Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation

Health | | August 20 2018, 4:00 AM

Americans forfeited about 200 million days of paid vacation leave last year. And many U.S. workers now take shorter, partial week vacations. But even a mini-break can be good for your health.

Firefighters Continue Making Headway Against California Blazes

US & World | | August 20 2018, 3:40 AM

Steep, rugged terrain has slowed progress on most of the fires raging throughout the state, including the Ranch Fire. But by Sunday, officials said the Ferguson fire was fully contained.

Greece Emerges From International Bailout, But Will Be Closely Monitored For Years | | August 20 2018, 2:40 AM

After nine years of a debt crisis that spawned economic upheaval and austerity measures, Athens will regain a degree of control over its finances, but officials say it's not out of the woods yet.

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison

Crime & Justice | | August 20 2018, 12:20 AM

It took a jury less than four hours of deliberation to convict a Detroit-area man of sexually assaulting a woman who had fallen asleep in the window seat next to him during an overnight flight.

Do you live near a homeless shelter? Tell us about your experiences | | August 20 2018, 2:00 PM

If there's a housing project for the homeless near you, how has it affected you? And if one was proposed in your neighborhood, what questions would you have?

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As wrongful death lawsuit in shooting of Chad Irwin heads to trial, we talk best practices in suicide-by-cop situations

| August 20 2018, 9:49 AM

Two years ago, Chad Irwin’s wife called the cops on her husband.

Charter Spectrum to enter crowded field of local TV news in LA

| August 20 2018, 9:40 AM

Cable TV giant Charter Communications is planning a 24-hour local news channel for Los Angeles.

Is there still room for the good old cover letter in the digital age?

| August 20 2018, 9:33 AM

Technology has, no doubt, changed the way we live.

Week in politics: Battles over security clearance continue, what we know about the White House Counsel cooperating with Mueller probe and more

| August 20 2018, 9:31 AM

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

Is the cult of Elon Musk on shaky ground?

| August 20 2018, 9:29 AM

He went from getting bullied in school to being the CEO of two major companies.

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