Archive for September 19th, 2018

Former Chicago Police Commander Accused Of Torture Dies At 70

US & World | | September 19 2018, 9:20 PM

Suspects told horrifying stories about being beaten, electro-shocked or suffocated by Jon Burge and his men to elicit confessions.

LA considers shutting off utilities for unlicensed pot shops

Business & Economy | | September 19 2018, 7:41 PM

Despite efforts to crack down on illegal pot businesses, many shops in LA remain open. Now, the city is considering turning off their water and power.

31 Percent Of U.S. Households Have Trouble Paying Energy Bills

US & World | | September 19 2018, 7:20 PM

A report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration announced that African Americans, Hispanics and people with children were most impacted.

3D Gun Printing Company Founder Accused Of Sexual Assault Of A Minor

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2018, 6:00 PM

Cody Wilson was charged with the second-degree felony in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday. Police say the 30-year-old was last known to be in Taiwan but missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S.

82-Year-Old Man Evicted From Burlington Rent Strike Building

Local | | September 19 2018, 6:00 PM

Residents gathered Wednesday in front of a Westlake apartment complex planning to face off with sheriff’s deputies scheduled to evict an elderly couple. You may have heard KPCC’s story last month on a big rent strike organized by these tenants.

Long Beach Police admit to using app that deletes texts

Crime & Justice | | September 19 2018, 5:08 PM

The department says it will stop using the app while it investigates whether it violates its record retention policies. State law says any relevant records must be kept at least two years.

Indicted Congressman Reverses Course, Says He Will Campaign For Re-Election

Politics | | September 19 2018, 4:40 PM

Rep. Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges in August and suspended his campaign. Now he is running again, saying "the stakes are too high" to allow a Democrat to win.

Investigation Into Dallas Mavericks Reveals Sexual Misconduct Over 20 Years | | September 19 2018, 3:20 PM

Owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women's causes following a workplace investigation of the Dallas Mavericks.

India Makes Instant Divorce A Criminal Offense | | September 19 2018, 3:00 PM

Muslim men could terminate their marriages by repeating "talaq," Arabic for "divorce," three times. The practice continued despite a Supreme Court rule outlawing it.

Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Drugging, Raping Women; Hundreds Of Victims Possible

US & World | | September 19 2018, 1:00 PM

Grant Robicheaux, 38, is an orthopedic surgeon who appeared on a 2014 reality TV show. Prosecutors say videos found on his phone show the apparent assaults of many women too intoxicated to consent.

Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

Health | | September 19 2018, 11:40 AM

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.

Myth And Reality About Hurricane Risks For Expectant Mothers

Health | | September 19 2018, 11:40 AM

Research suggests that floods and other environmental disasters can raise the risk for spontaneous miscarriages, preterm births and low-birth-weight infants. Doctors say it pays to be prepared.

Have A Cool Idea To Help End World Hunger? Pitch It To The U.N. | | September 19 2018, 11:00 AM

At the World Food Programme's Innovation Accelerator, teams test out new proposals to stop hunger. Anyone can submit. And September deadlines are coming up.

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Released From Prison 2 Months Into 10-Year Sentence

US & World | | September 19 2018, 10:20 AM

Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to prison after a corruption scandal. Now he, his daughter and his son-in-law are out on bail after a high court suspended their sentences, as they appeal their cases.

Trump Again Slams Jeff Sessions: 'I Don't Have An Attorney General'

Politics | | September 19 2018, 9:40 AM

In an interview on Tuesday, President Trump said his frustration with Jeff Sessions goes beyond his recusal from the Russia investigation: "I'm not happy with numerous things."

LA Stadium is halfway done and on track to open by 2020

Local | | September 19 2018, 8:56 AM

When it's finished it'll be the new home for the L.A. Rams and Chargers, as well as the site of the closing ceremonies of the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

LAUSD’s leader wants to ‘manage out’ bad teachers. But does the district know which teachers are bad?

Education | | September 19 2018, 7:01 AM

Los Angeles Unified schools superintendent Austin Beutner has called for removing the district’s weakest teachers from the classroom.

'Humbled To Ask For Help' — Low-Income Communities Struggle To Recover After A Wildfire

US & World | | September 19 2018, 4:40 AM

It is early in the fire season, but nearly 1,400 homes have been destroyed in California wildfires. For low income people, without insurance or savings, it is especially difficult to recover.

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What an FBI probe into sexual assault allegations against Judge Kavanaugh would look like and the political implications it could create

| September 19 2018, 9:54 AM

The ball is now in Senate Republicans’ court. How will they proceed with the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh?

Discussing methodologies: A nonprofit estimates that LA’s homeless numbers are significantly higher than suggested by the homeless count

| September 19 2018, 9:44 AM

Every year, volunteers spread out through the streets of Los Angeles in an effort to estimate how many people in the city are experiencing homelessness

How working in end-of-life care has changed people’s perspective on death and dying

| September 19 2018, 9:29 AM

Many of us are uncomfortable with the realities of death and are unsure of how to behave when we encounter it up close for the first time.

As Coca-Cola considers cannabis-infused wellness drinks, we look at the expansion of CBD and THC-infused beverages

| September 19 2018, 9:21 AM

The Coca-Cola Company said Monday it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign cannabis and cannabis-infused products are getting more acceptance in mainstream culture and a harder look from long-established pillars of American business.

Hispanic, Latino or Latinx? A look into navigating identity in the US

| September 19 2018, 9:11 AM

The gender-neutral term “Latinx” was officially added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary earlier this month.

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