Archive for September 11th, 2018

MGM Offers To Donate Nearly $1 Million On Behalf Of Las Vegas Victims It Is Suing

Crime & Justice | | September 11 2018, 10:00 PM

MGM Resorts International said it would give $500 to any charity connected to the deadly concert shooting for people who authorize their lawyers to accept legal notice of the company's lawsuit.

Establishment Candidates Prevail In New Hampshire Primaries

Politics | | September 11 2018, 9:00 PM

Democratic candidates backed by the state's political establishment won in races for the state's open 1st congressional district and the primary for governor, beating more progressive challengers.

Pentagon Was Not Notified Of Proposal To Change Military Lending Act

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 7:00 PM

In a letter obtained by NPR, the Pentagon says it hasn't gotten "official notification" about a Trump administration plan to weaken the enforcement of a law protecting troops from predatory creditors.

Pen Dispensers On Long Island Actually Sold Crack Pipes

US & World | | September 11 2018, 6:40 PM

People could buy the pipes for $2 in quarters. Three phony vending machines were discovered, authorities said. They were once tampon dispensers.

What's Mine Is Yours, Sort Of: Bonobos And The Tricky Evolutionary Roots Of Sharing

Health | | September 11 2018, 6:20 PM

Bonobos are much more likely than common chimpanzees to share their food, a study suggests. But researchers who study sharing say human kids are more helpful and cooperative than either species.

Supes move closer to putting measure on ballot to give Sheriff's watchdog subpoena power

Crime & Justice | | September 11 2018, 5:30 PM

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved a step closer to putting a measure before voters that would give the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power.

LA aims to eliminate 25% of smog before the 2028 Olympics

Environment & Science | | September 11 2018, 5:15 PM

Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday asking California to rely 100% on electric energy by 2045. LA answered with a goal of its own: electrifying transportation.

Eureka! Mother Lode Of Gold Found In Australian Mine

US & World | | September 11 2018, 4:40 PM

"I nearly fell over looking at it ... we were picking it up for hours," said the miner who found the gold. The huge amount of the precious metal is worth millions of dollars.

Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 4:00 PM

Hurricane Florence is heading toward a part of North Carolina where pigs far outnumber people. Farmers and environmentalists are worried about the fate of hundreds of open-air manure lagoons.

Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Reopens, 20 Years After War And Bad Blood

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 3:40 PM

The move by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki is the latest sign of easing tensions between countries which were once bitter neighbors.

Report: Counterterrorism Should Pivot To Strengthen Fragile States

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 2:20 PM

The nonpartisan report says the U.S. needs to undertake a long-term effort to prevent groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida from getting a foothold in vulnerable countries.

Southern California Edison wants to bill ratepayers $600 million for fire prevention changes

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 11:47 AM

Power lines operated by big utilities have sparked some of California's largest fires. Southern California Edison has announced its plan to raise nearly $600 million from ratepayers to make those fires less likely.

At 9/11 Commemoration, Trump Praises 'Heroes Of Flight 93'

Politics | | September 11 2018, 11:20 AM

The president said the site of the crash in Shanksville, Pa., "is now a monument to American defiance ... a message to the world America will never ever submit to tyranny."

Bob Woodward: 'People Need To Wake Up' To What's Happening Under Trump

Politics | | September 11 2018, 11:00 AM

The veteran journalist was shocked by the tactics White House staff use to circumvent Trump: "I've never heard in any way of staff going around a president this way." Woodward's new book is Fear.

Justice Probe Into Bias At Tech Companies Should Include Democrats, California AG Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 10:20 AM

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the Justice Department to invite Democrats to the Sept. 25 meeting focused on social media and tech companies or risk proving the event's political bent.

Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

Environment & Science | | September 11 2018, 4:20 AM

Hurricane Florence — large, slow and full of moisture — is threatening to inundate the Southeast. It's a type of storm that's getting more likely to form.

LA County moves forward on stabilizing rents for 200,000 people

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 5:38 PM

More than 200,000 people live in rented apartments in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Right now, their landlords can increase rent by however much they want, but that could soon change.

LA County moves forward on stabilizing rents for 200,000 people

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 11 2018, 4:45 PM

If enacted, it would limit annual rent increases to 3 percent each year for residents who live outside the boundaries of one of the county's 88 cities.

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As employees increasingly use personal devices for work, what can bosses legally access on your computer?

| September 11 2018, 9:52 AM

An ex-managing director is accusing his former investment firm, Brevet Capital Management LLC, of hacking into his home computer to read his personal emails and obtain data stored on his hard drives

The polls got it all wrong in 2016. Heading into the midterms, what is the state of polling?

| September 11 2018, 9:52 AM

We all know how wrong most political polls got the 2016 presidential election. That trend seems to be continuing with midterm primary races.

Tis the season for college rankings: comparing methodologies, efficacy and value

| September 11 2018, 9:50 AM

On Sunday, the U.S. News & World Report put out its 2019 list of college rankings and, notably for Angelenos, UCLA was ranked as the country’s top public university.

Puff, puff, pass/fail: why almost 20 percent of cannabis products have failed state testing

| September 11 2018, 9:48 AM

In the just over two months since the state of California has started testing cannabis products for potency and purity, nearly one fifth of the products tested have not met state standards.

It’s complicated: Who pays for what on dates

| September 11 2018, 9:46 AM

The Wall Street Journal recently re-posed the often awkward question, ‘Who Pays on a Date?’

New birth control app paves the way for a burgeoning market, but what are the regulations? And where does all that data go?

| September 11 2018, 9:15 AM

In a historical move, the FDA approved its first birth control app as a contraceptive; but doctors and privacy experts are still skeptical.

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