Archive for October 17th, 2018

Brexit Talks Stall At 'Moment Of Truth' Summit | | October 17 2018, 3:40 PM

"We need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks," EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said. This was supposed to be the day leaders would unveil a draft trade deal.

Not Just For Cows Anymore: New Cottonseed Is Safe For People To Eat | | October 17 2018, 3:40 PM

Cottonseed is full of protein but toxic to humans and most animals. The USDA has approved a genetically engineered cotton with edible seeds. They could eventually feed chickens, fish — or even people.

Khashoggi Disappearance Tests Ties Between Jared Kushner And Saudi Crown Prince

Politics | | October 17 2018, 3:00 PM

Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, fostered a close relationship with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of a bid to help broker a Middle East peace deal.

'Other Nobel' Goes To Amazingly Humble Surgeon In South Sudan | | October 17 2018, 2:20 PM

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha has won the U.N.'s Nansen Refugee Award. Of his commitment to work in a conflict zone, he says: "I would feel guilt the rest of my life if I left people in this situation.

Geologists Question 'Evidence Of Ancient Life' in 3.7 Billion-Year-Old Rocks | | October 17 2018, 12:20 PM

A new analysis of what were initially thought to be microbial fossils in Greenland suggests they might instead just be mineral structures created when ancient tectonic forces squeezed stone.

'Irresponsible' To Conflate Chinese, Russian Influence Schemes, Democrats Charge | | October 17 2018, 12:00 PM

The minority leaders of a number of key House committees argue that the White House shouldn't lump together dissimilar foreign threats to U.S. elections, citing a Homeland Security briefing.

Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research

Health | | October 17 2018, 10:40 AM

Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why.

Without Roseanne, 'The Conners' Go On | | October 17 2018, 10:20 AM

The first episode of the post-Roseanne era of the Roseanne revival struggled to make its jokes land, but it proved that there's plenty of story there to make a good show.

At Least 17 People Killed In Attack At School In Crimea | | October 17 2018, 9:40 AM

Authorities say an 18-year-old student went on a shooting rampage and then killed himself. An explosion also reportedly went off in the school's cafeteria.

New York City Had Its First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years

US & World | | October 17 2018, 7:20 AM

"A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The NYPD says it's been focusing on preventing retaliatory violence.

Pompeo Arrives In Turkey After Discussing Khashoggi Disappearance With Saudis | | October 17 2018, 5:20 AM

The secretary of state is in Ankara, where the Turkish government alleges journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, a charge Riyadh denies.

Early Voting Changes In North Carolina Spark Bipartisan Controversy

Politics | | October 17 2018, 4:20 AM

At a time when early voting is becoming increasingly popular nationwide, a new law passed by the North Carolina's GOP-controlled legislature cuts early voting sites by nearly 20 percent.

Poll: Rural Americans Rattled By Opioid Epidemic; Many Want Government Help

Politics | | October 17 2018, 4:20 AM

A poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds opioid abuse a top issue for rural Americans.

New York City Creates Gender-Neutral Designation For Birth Certificates | | October 17 2018, 4:00 AM

People who were born in the city and don't identify as male or female can change the gender on their birth certificate to a third category of X, without acquiring approval from a physician.

Survey Finds Widespread 'Moral Distress' Among Veterinarians

Health | | October 17 2018, 4:00 AM

Most of the 800 veterinarians surveyed feel ethical qualms when pet owners ask them to euthanize animals that could be treated, or when owners ask to keep pets alive who will suffer needlessly.

134 cases, $36 million: Inside sexual misconduct at America's biggest county government | | October 17 2018, 2:05 PM

Extensive public records from the county and local courts reviewed by KPCC/LAist show a giant government enterprise at times falling short of its mission to protect employees from sexual harassment in the workplace.

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AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 12 - Farm animal confinement

| October 17 2018, 8:49 AM

Prop 12, the “Farm Animal Confinement Initiative,” requires California farmers to provide a specific minimum square footage for confined animals such as calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens.

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 8 — restrict profits for kidney dialysis clinics

| October 17 2018, 8:44 AM

Prop 8, the “Limits on Dialysis Clinics' Revenue and Required Refunds Initiative,” proposes clinics that administer life-saving kidney dialysis treatments be required to refund patients and insurance companies a certain percentage of their revenue.

LAPD Chief Moore: public access to internal investigations and video footage of shootings, changes at the LA Board of Police Commissioners, high-risk armed shooters and more

| October 17 2018, 8:38 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in on AirTalk.

Congressman Adam Schiff talks future in politics, status of Mueller investigation, early earthquake warning system and more

| October 17 2018, 8:37 AM

Burbank Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff has been front and center as one of the faces of his party’s resistance to the Trump administration, most notably in his frequent interviews on cable TV news talking about the House Select Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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