Archive for September 13th, 2018

New York Governor Cuomo Beats Back Primary Challenge From Actress Cynthia Nixon

Politics | | September 13 2018, 9:00 PM

The primary battle between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo and actress Cynthia Nixon had become a nasty feud, emblematic of the divergent and often warring forces within the Democratic Party.

'Vampire Facial' Becomes Actual Horror As N.M. Spa Clients Face HIV Testing

US & World | | September 13 2018, 5:40 PM

After a client of an Albuquerque spa developed an infection, health officials conducted an inspection and urged others who received needle treatments to get tested for blood-borne diseases.

Federal Judge Denies New Mexico Compound Residents Bail

Crime & Justice | | September 13 2018, 4:40 PM

In an hours-long arraignment hearing on Wednesday Magistrate Judge Kirtan Khalsa told the five defendants there was "clear and convincing evidence that you are a danger to the community."

LA sheriff says, use a gun, no more early release from jail

Crime & Justice | | September 13 2018, 4:14 PM

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences. The policy change also applies to those convicted of illegal possession of a weapon.

House And Senate Negotiators Strike Deal To Avoid Shutdown Threat

Politics | | September 13 2018, 3:20 PM

A bipartisan spending deal postpones a fight over money for a border wall before the election. The bill funds about 75 percent of the government, with a stopgap measure for the rest through Dec. 7.

New Medicare Advantage Tool To Control Drug Prices Could Narrow Choices

Health | | September 13 2018, 2:20 PM

Federal officials will allow private Medicare insurance plans to require patients who are candidates for certain expensive drugs to try cheaper drugs first.

U.S. Leaders Of 'Lacerated' Catholic Church Meet Pope To Discuss Sex Abuse Crisis | | September 13 2018, 2:00 PM

As Pope Francis grapples with a growing scandal, an accused bishop has resigned in West Virginia and a new study has emerged documenting the scale of clerical abuse in Germany.

17 Apps To Help You Get Through The Hurricane

US & World | | September 13 2018, 2:00 PM

In addition to getting flashlights, bottled water and food, hurricane preparation these days includes stockpiling apps on your phone.

NPR Promotes COO Loren Mayor To President Of Operations | | September 13 2018, 12:40 PM

The promotion reflects the increasingly prominent role that Mayor plays in the company. But it doesn't indicate significant changes to the division of responsibilities of Mayor and CEO Jarl Mohn.

Student Borrowers And Advocates Win Court Case Against DeVos

Education | | September 13 2018, 12:40 PM

A judge ruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' delay of borrower protection rules was "unlawful" and "arbitrary and capricious."

Russian Suspects In Skripal Case Say They Visited Salisbury To See Cathedral | | September 13 2018, 11:40 AM

"Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town," the man known as Alexander Petrov tells RT. He's accused of traveling to the U.K. to poison a former KGB spy.

L.A. County to see more non-English voting help in November

Politics | | September 13 2018, 10:51 AM

A new report out today from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found continuing voting problems for people of color and people with disabilities.

'The Dinosaur Artist' Dusts Off The Debate Over Who Should Own Fossils | | September 13 2018, 9:40 AM

Author Paige Williams brings the discussion to life by recounting the exploits of commercial fossil hunter Eric Prokopi, highlighting one find — a 24-ft.-long Tarbosaurus fossil, the book's star.

Anti-Kremlin Activist In Critical Condition After Suspected Poisoning, Pussy Riot Says | | September 13 2018, 9:20 AM

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the activist group Pussy Riot and the publisher of an independent media outlet, was reportedly rushed to the hospital on Tuesday, where he remains in critical condition.

Long Beach Cambodians seek a stronger political voice

Local | | September 13 2018, 9:07 AM

Long Beach is home to the largest group of Cambodians in the country, but they lack a political voice. Now some are pushing to redraw City Council boundaries.

California's high poverty rate still leads the nation

Business & Economy | | September 13 2018, 9:03 AM

By many measures, California's economy is doing great. But nearly one in five Californians — or roughly 7.5 million residents — still live in poverty.

Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

US & World | | September 13 2018, 7:00 AM

Flights have been canceled, and highways and bridges in some areas along the southeastern coastline are expected to close ahead of the storm's landfall.

Gov. Brown's Biggest Climate Foe Isn't Trump. It's Car-Loving Californians

US & World | | September 13 2018, 4:40 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown of California wants the state to radically cut carbon emissions. But to meet those goals, every new vehicle sold in California by 2040 will have to be a zero-emission model.

Champagne Makers Bubble Over A Bumper Crop Caused By European Drought | | September 13 2018, 4:40 AM

A record heat wave ruined crops across Europe this summer, but not all crops. Champagne growers are ecstatic over a bumper crop of grapes this year. Vintage 2018 is expected to be one of the best.

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After ‘Hollywood Ghost Ship,’ we look at challenges of maintaining abandoned buildings

| September 13 2018, 9:55 AM

More than 60 people were detained at Hollywood's iO West comedy theater during a raid Wednesday morning.

Save the date: Verizon 5G is coming to Los Angeles Oct 1

| September 13 2018, 9:48 AM

On Tuesday, Verizon announced that Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Sacramento will be the trial locations for what it deems “the first 5G deployment in the World.”

We look at the future of the internet as Google wants to kill the URL and Chrome continues to dominate browser market

| September 13 2018, 9:31 AM

Ten years ago, Google revealed the Chrome browser, a freeware web browser for Microsoft Windows that was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android.

Criticism of methodology or censorship? We look at Brown University professor’s gender dysphoria study and ensuing backlash

| September 13 2018, 9:21 AM

A study on gender dysphoria published last month in scientific journal PLOS ONE has sparked controversy among both among conservative and progressive circles.

After 50 years of public service, John Kerry shares revealing new memoir

| September 13 2018, 8:57 AM

His political resume is anything but dull: five-term U.S. Senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, 68th U.S. Secretary of State, and on top of that, a decorated Vietnam War veteran with three Purple Heart Medals — among others.

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