Archive for September 25th, 2018

'Ring of Red' play celebrates Chicanos' service in Vietnam

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 8:22 PM

It’s hard to quantify how many Latinos served in the military during the Vietnam War, because at the time, the Pentagon didn’t officially keep track of ethnicity. All Latino troops were identified as white in official documents.

Study: Roundup Weed Killer Could Be Linked To Widespread Bee Deaths

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 7:20 PM

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin posit that glyphosate destroys specialized gut bacteria in bees, leaving them more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

Doctors With Criminal Records Examined Immigrants, Report Says

US & World | | September 25 2018, 7:00 PM

Internal investigators at DHS said 132 doctors employed to examine immigrants could pose health or safety risks. Before he was hired, one physician tried to recruit a hit man to kill a patient.

Census Citizenship Question: Appeals Court Rules DOJ Official Must Testify

US & World | | September 25 2018, 4:40 PM

A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court order to depose Justice Department official John Gore about the 2020 census citizenship question DOJ requested.

It's National Voter Registration Day, even at LA County jail

Crime & Justice | | September 25 2018, 4:01 PM

County officials partnered with ACLU Tuesday to inform and register the 63 percent of people (roughly 10,000) in county jails who are eligible to vote.

LA renters have been shut out of solar. Until now.

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 4:00 PM

A new LADWP program would let renters buy solar electricity from shared panels installed on city buildings, and lock in low rates.

German Bishops' Report: At Least 3,677 Minors Were Abused By Clerics

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 4:00 PM

The study found that 5 percent of priests in the country's dioceses had been accused of abuse. Germany's justice minister said the study was "shocking and probably just the tip of the iceberg."

LA women join national walkout against Kavanaugh

Local | | September 25 2018, 3:55 PM

"Time's Up" told women nationwide to dress in black and walk out in support of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Dozens of protesters chanted in Studio City.

Suicide By Women Is A Major Public Health Concern In India

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 3:20 PM

A newly published study on suicide offers startling revelations about the rates for women and men.

3D Gun Pioneer Cody Wilson Resigned As Head Of Defense Distributed

US & World | | September 25 2018, 3:20 PM

Paloma Heindorff assumed the role of director of the controversial company after Wilson stepped down on Friday. "I'm a different person. I'm not trying to replace him as a character," she said.

Anita Hill Says Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing 'Cannot Be Fair'

Crime & Justice | | September 25 2018, 3:20 PM

As it stands now, Hill tells NPR, the hearing cannot provide senators "with enough information to reach a reasonable conclusion." She testified in 1991 that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

Maine Asks Restaurant To Stop Giving Lobsters Cannabis Before Boiling Them

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 3:00 PM

The owner of the eatery says she's giving compassionate cannabis to the crustaceans so that they don't feel pain. But the state isn't sure the practice is in line with health regulations.

Attorneys General Zoom In On Tech Privacy And Power

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 2:00 PM

A meeting with the Justice Department was originally pitched to focus on allegations of social media's anti-conservative bias. But the conversation was broadened, raising the stakes for tech giants.

Swedish Politics In Chaos As Parliament Votes Out Prime Minister

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 12:00 PM

This month's national election resulted in a hung parliament, after a far-right party made gains. Now, Premier Stefan Löfven has lost a confidence vote and the shape of a future government is murky.

'New Amsterdam' Brings In The One Man Who Can Save Medicine (And The World)

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 11:00 AM

This year's crop of broadcast network pilots brings us a medical show that suggests that if a man comes into a public hospital with the right kind of moxie and the right musical cues, he can fix it.

Trump Touts 'America First' At The United Nations

Politics | | September 25 2018, 9:00 AM

"The United States is a stronger, safer and richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago," Trump declared before the U.N. General Assembly.

Michael Kors Buys Italy's Versace Fashion House For $2.12 Billion

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 25 2018, 8:00 AM

Michael Kors says it wants to add about 100 Versace stores worldwide to reach a goal of 300. It also plans to focus more on accessories and shoes.

Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'

US & World | | September 25 2018, 4:20 AM

More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice.

Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

Education | | September 25 2018, 4:20 AM

The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

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The political dimension of the Kavanaugh interview

| September 25 2018, 9:58 AM

Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh went on Fox News yesterday for an exclusive interview, in which Judge Kavanaugh denied two two sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by former classmates.

No tipping was all the rage a couple years ago, but how sustainable is the trend?

| September 25 2018, 9:38 AM

Tipping hit its tipping point a few years back when some restaurants started implementing service fees and flat-rate menu prices in lieu of service gratuities.

Rounding up the bills Governor Brown has signed and vetoed, plus what’s left on his desk

| September 25 2018, 9:37 AM

Governor Jerry Brown has until Sunday to decide whether to sign or veto any legislation that remains on his desk from the most recent legislative session.

President Trump to United Nations: ‘America first’ and a strong rebuke of globalism

| September 25 2018, 9:31 AM

President Trump addressed the United Nations for the second time this morning. His first speech to the UN General Assembly was made was infamous by referring to Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man.”

The ever-shrinking legroom problem on planes — and what Congress wants to do about it

| September 25 2018, 9:26 AM

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

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