Archive for September 21st, 2018

Federal Commission Sues Walmart For Alleged Discrimination Against Pregnant Employees

Crime & Justice | | September 21 2018, 6:00 PM

The complaint, filed on behalf of Alyssa Gilliam, claims Walmart failed to assign pregnant employees to light duty to save them from heavy lifting, as it does for workers with other disabilities.

This art shows how many drink containers you throw away every year

Environment & Science | | September 21 2018, 5:47 PM

The average American uses 839 disposable bottles, cans and cartons every year. So the Container Recycling Institute turned those 839 containers into a work of art.

Soldier killed in 1950 identified and brought home

Local | | September 21 2018, 5:46 PM

PFC Roger Gonzales's remains were unidentified for decades until now. His body came home last week. His family held a funeral on National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

China Fires Back Against U.S. Sanctions For Purchases Of Russian Weapons

US & World | | September 21 2018, 5:40 PM

The U.S. imposed sanctions after China's military bought new fighter jets and a surface-to-air missile system. Trade and military ties are increasing between Russia and China.

Judge Orders Commerce Secretary To Testify About Census Citizenship Question

US & World | | September 21 2018, 5:40 PM

A federal judge in New York has ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to face questioning under oath over his decision to add a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Police Still Looking For Attackers In Homeless Beating Cases

Local | | September 21 2018, 4:14 PM

Police are investigating whether a string of local attacks on sleeping homeless men are related. An assailant with a baseball bat beat three people downtown LA early Sunday -- killing two.

Suge Knight Faces 28-Year Prison Term In Plea Deal Over Fatal Hit-And-Run

Crime & Justice | | September 21 2018, 12:20 PM

The co-founder of Death Row Records, who is 53, agreed to a plea deal for one count of voluntary manslaughter. He had been facing charges of murder and attempted murder.

How To Talk To Young People About The Kavanaugh Story

Education | | September 21 2018, 4:20 AM

In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment.

Parents Are Leery Of Schools Requiring 'Mental Health' Disclosures By Students

Health | | September 21 2018, 4:00 AM

Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It's a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead?

Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

Politics | | September 21 2018, 4:00 AM

Heading into midterm elections, pressure is on for governments and campaigns to secure elections. But what about the companies who make the machines and print the ballots?

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness' | | September 21 2018, 2:00 AM

The largely ceremonial post of president in Vietnam is one of three top leadership positions, along with prime minister and secretary-general of the Communist Party.

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Political strategy, criminal trial and Title IX analogies: we analyze the terms Blasey Ford set for Senate testimony

| September 21 2018, 9:48 AM

Negotiations are ongoing between the Senate Judiciary Committee and attorneys for the Bay Area professor accusing judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Are educational apps actually helping children learn?

| September 21 2018, 8:43 AM

Do educational apps for preschoolers really help them learn? A new study from the University of California, Irvine has an answer.


As #MeToo turns 1, we look at its impact on the film industry and the survivors who spoke out

| September 21 2018, 9:07 AM

It’s been nearly a year since the #MeToo movement launched, and its impact can be seen throughout the entertainment industry.

FilmWeek: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ ‘Life Itself’ and more

| September 21 2018, 8:58 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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