Archive for September 17th, 2018

DOJ Didn't Want To Request Census Question During FBI's 'Comey Matter'

US & World | | September 17 2018, 10:40 PM

The Trump administration has said the Justice Department needs a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But a newly unredacted memo shows DOJ staff initially "did not want to raise the question."

U.S. To Limit The Number Of Refugees Allowed Entry To 30,000

US & World | | September 17 2018, 10:20 PM

As the Trump administration slashes the number of refugees it will accept, global humanitarian groups say the U.S. could do more to save lives.

Opinion: Moon Jae-In Can Put U.S.-North Korea Negotiations Back On Track. Here's How | | September 17 2018, 7:20 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in Moon must insist on denuclearization in coordination with the United States, even at the risk of renewed tensions between North and South Korea.

Widening the Lens: Integrating the Toronto International Film Festival | | September 17 2018, 6:40 PM

The reckoning that is reshaping Hollywood is finally making its way to the critic's perch.

Trump Orders Declassification Of FBI Documents Sought By House Republicans | | September 17 2018, 6:00 PM

In addition to documents related to former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the president has also ordered the DOJ and the FBI to release text messages from key figures in the Russia investigation.

Trump Sets Tariffs On $200 Billion In Imports From China | | September 17 2018, 5:40 PM

President Trump announced the U.S. will impose 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of imports from China. It's the latest round of an escalating trade dispute between the two countries.

E-scooters will stay in Santa Monica...on some conditions

Local | | September 17 2018, 4:08 PM

Santa Monica officials announced details of a new pilot program with e-scooter and bike share companies — and the new rules that will go along with it.

After Mysterious Closure, Solar Observatory In New Mexico Reopens

US & World | | September 17 2018, 3:00 PM

A telescope in Sunspot, N.M., will have additional security for now, after "an unusual number of visitors" showed up at the site. Conspiracy theories had proliferated about its sudden closing.

Who Is Christine Blasey Ford, The Woman Accusing Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Assault?

Politics | | September 17 2018, 2:40 PM

Ford, who revealed her identity in The Washington Post on Sunday, accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her in the early 1980s. Here's what we know about her.

Emmys 2018: The Winners So Far | | September 17 2018, 2:20 PM

Game of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, and Westworld led the Primetime Emmy nominations back in July. We'll be tracking how they fare during Sunday's live show.

Air Force Seeks Huge Increase In Planes, Personnel | | September 17 2018, 2:00 PM

Air Force officials say the service simply lacks the resources it needs to face all the jobs it is called upon to perform. The Air Force is proposing a 25 percent increase in the number of squadrons.

Homelessness: I feel your pain, or do I?

Local | | September 17 2018, 1:34 PM

As cities look for ways to tackle homelessness and the state pours half a billion dollars into finding solutions, one reporter looks at the science of empathy.

Australians Alarmed After Needles Repeatedly Found In Strawberries

US & World | | September 17 2018, 1:20 PM

Strawberries with needles inserted have been reported in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. Some growers are dumping fruit and installing metal detectors.

India's Anti-Gay Law Is History. Next Challenge: Treat LGBTQ Patients With Respect | | September 17 2018, 12:40 PM

The law drove generations of LGBTQ Indians into the shadows — and got in the way of basic access to health care.

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

Health | | September 17 2018, 11:40 AM

The largest study of its kind shows a high prevalence of adverse childhood experiences — or ACEs — across the population, but especially among some vulnerable groups.

'Accessory To War' An Uncomfortable Wake-Up Call For Some | | September 17 2018, 10:00 AM

An "unspoken alliance" between scientists and the military had been brewing for millennia prior to Hiroshima. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang excel at detailing this union and its possible future.

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

Politics | | September 17 2018, 7:00 AM

Senate Democrats want to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation vote, after a woman went public to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party decades ago.

Will more LA immigration judges ease growing case backlog?

Local | | September 17 2018, 5:01 AM

Los Angeles has the nation's second-largest backlog of immigration court cases, second only to New York. New immigration judges are being hired, but are they enough?

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov, Allegedly Poisoned, Is Flown To Germany For Treatment | | September 17 2018, 5:00 AM

The unofficial spokesman for the punk-rock anti-Kremlin protest group became ill after a court date last week, reportedly experiencing hallucinations and paralysis before falling unconscious.

NPR/Marist Poll: 1 In 3 Americans Think A Foreign Country Will Change Midterm Votes

Politics | | September 17 2018, 4:20 AM

There is no evidence Russia, or any other country, has attempted to change vote tallies in an American election. Still, a sizable chunk of the American public thinks it's possible.

NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren't Fair

Politics | | September 17 2018, 4:20 AM

Republicans overwhelmingly believe elections are fair but non-white voters, women and Democrats are much more skeptical. Nonwhite voters also experience longer lines than white voters.

New Faces And Old Favorites Will Face Off At The Emmy Awards | | September 17 2018, 4:00 AM

Monday night, the Emmy Awards will try to crown the best of television. We have everything you need to know to enjoy the show.

Border Patrol Supervisor Arrested In Texas, Held In 'Serial Killing Spree'

US & World | | September 17 2018, 1:40 AM

Juan David Ortiz, 35, is being held in Laredo after a would-be victim escaped from him and alerted police. Ortiz is thought to have killed four women over a two-week period.

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Week in politics: Will allegation of sexual misconduct derail Kavanaugh confirmation?

| September 17 2018, 9:56 AM

Thursday’s scheduled vote on judge Brett Kavanaugh’s supreme court nomination is up in the air

The latest on safe injection sites in Orange County, plus a new study that’s challenging their efficacy

| September 17 2018, 9:54 AM

A little over two years ago, Santa Ana saw the opening of the Orange County Needle Exchange program, which was backed by public health voices who pushed for it as an effective intervention method.

Earthquake insurance, why so many Californians don’t have it and why that might be a national problem

| September 17 2018, 8:18 AM

According to many seismologists, California is long overdue for a major earthquake, which would make you think that most homeowners in the state are insured for the next “big one.”

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