Archive for September 24th, 2018

Judge Restores Grizzly Bears' Protections As Endangered Species

US & World | | September 24 2018, 9:40 PM

The ruling blocks planned hunting of grizzlies. Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn't use the best available science when it took them off the threatened-species list last year.

New Scrabble Dictionary For A New Generation | | September 24 2018, 8:00 PM

Hasbro and Merriam-Webster have freshened the 70-year-old reference book by adding 300 new words to The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

3D Gun Designer, Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A Minor, Freed On Bail

US & World | | September 24 2018, 7:20 PM

Cody Wilson was arrested in a hotel in Taiwan on Friday and flown to Texas. He posted bail of $150,000.

Could new rule prompt LA immigrant families to drop public aid?

Local | | September 24 2018, 5:50 PM

Local officials say they're worried immigrant families could drop out of public medical, food or housing programs even if the rule does not affect them.

Surprise Victory Of Opposition In Maldives Elections, A Referendum On Democracy | | September 24 2018, 4:20 PM

Voter turnout was nearly 90 percent. The challenger beat the incumbent president, who is accused of jailing opponents. The Indian Ocean nation is at the center of a rivalry between India and China.

How Trump's new tariffs will affect one SoCal wheel company

Business & Economy | | September 24 2018, 3:55 PM

Wheels are on the list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods subject to new 10 percent tariffs. That's bad news for Fullerton-based Ultra Wheel.

'Lion King' Puppet Technician Arrested After Allegedly Printing 3D Gun At Theater

US & World | | September 24 2018, 3:40 PM

Ilya Vett, 47, said he was printing the gun for his brother who has a firearms license, according to police. Vett has been charged with attempted criminal possession of a firearm.

How A Rising Star Of White Nationalism Broke Free From The Movement | | September 24 2018, 1:40 PM

Derek Black once promoted a racist agenda by making speeches, hosting a radio show and starting a website. His change of heart is the subject of a new book, written by journalist Eli Saslow.

Rosenstein Remains Deputy Attorney General Following White House Meeting — For Now

Politics | | September 24 2018, 10:40 AM

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein expects to be fired and talk swirled about his fate with the Justice Department. Now he's scheduled to meet with President Trump on Thursday.

Why do we keep building houses in places that burn down?

Environment & Science | | September 24 2018, 10:20 AM

Hint: it has to do with who benefits from new housing development, and who pays the cost to defend houses built in risk areas.

Science Reveals How Fruit Keeps A Lid On Ripening Until The Time Is Right | | September 24 2018, 10:20 AM

Humans have harnessed the ripening power of the plant hormone ethylene for centuries, but a recent discovery of how a plant controls the hormone may lead to more precise human control of ripening.

Trump Calls Kavanaugh 'Outstanding,' Dismissing Latest Sexual Misconduct Allegation

Politics | | September 24 2018, 10:20 AM

A woman has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her during a drunken party at Yale. President Trump called the allegations against his pick "totally political."

Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria | | September 24 2018, 10:20 AM

Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics.

USC sounds off on new president search

Education | | September 24 2018, 10:05 AM

A year of abuse scandals led USC's president to resign. USC's board of trustees wants to hear what students, faculty, and staff want in a new leader.

Community college remedial classes on their way out

Education | | September 24 2018, 10:03 AM

Researchers say community college students have been placed in remedial classes when they don't need them. Campuses are creating new classes for students.

SiriusXM To Buy Internet Radio Pioneer Pandora In $3.5 Billion Deal | | September 24 2018, 8:40 AM

The deal for the satellite radio giant to take over Pandora is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019. Last year, SiriusXM invested $480 million in Pandora.

High-Skilled Immigrants Call Out The Trump Administration's 'Hypocrisy'

US & World | | September 24 2018, 6:40 AM

The White House says it wants an immigration system that prioritizes high-skilled workers. But critics say the administration is making it harder for those immigrants to live and work here.

Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do | | September 24 2018, 4:00 AM

Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.

Flood Waters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard

US & World | | September 24 2018, 4:00 AM

For the elderly, a flood can turn in to an eviction notice. They're often on fixed incomes and can't afford repairs.

Emma Stone Grounds The Funny, Fidgety 'Maniac' | | September 24 2018, 4:00 AM

Not everything works with Netflix's offbeat comedy-drama weaving the story of a mad scientist with the dreams of two of his subjects. But lead Emma Stone and director Cary Fukunaga are in top form.

Why do we keep building houses in places that burn down? | | September 24 2018, 7:13 AM

It's a real estate paradox: the most desirable places to live are also among the most susceptible to wildfires.

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As second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward, we discuss where the Senate confirmation stands

| September 24 2018, 9:52 AM

Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Yale-MIT study suggests number of undocumented immigrants may be double earlier estimates, we discuss methodology

| September 24 2018, 9:51 AM

A new study released Friday suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. may be double what was previously thought.

What happens to the Mueller investigation if Rod Rosenstein leaves the DoJ?

| September 24 2018, 9:28 AM

The White House says President Donald Trump and his embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke on Monday and will meet Thursday at the White House amid uncertainty about Rosenstein's fate.

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