Archive for October 19th, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi's Complicated History With The Saudi Royal Family | | October 19 2018, 7:20 PM

For generations, the Khashoggi family has had close ties to the Saudi royals. Over a long career, Jamal Khashoggi was a loyalist who worked for the monarchy — and a critic who urged reform.

45 arrested in Riverside County anti-gang operation

Local | | October 19 2018, 6:46 PM

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin and local police to announce 45 arrests as part of Operation Eastbound and Down. The raids were part of an effort to combat gang violence.

LA weighs new tactics for shutting down illegal pot shops

Business & Economy | | October 19 2018, 6:37 PM

Ideas include shutting off their water and power, padlocking their doors, stepping up fines for their employees and creating a new building code inspection team.

LA County sexual misconduct cases top $36M in payouts

Local | | October 19 2018, 6:37 PM

Sexual misconduct allegations against Los Angeles County employees sometimes took months and even years to resolve, a KPCC/LAist investigation found.

USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

US & World | | October 19 2018, 5:00 PM

The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.

Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges | | October 19 2018, 3:20 PM

The intelligence agencies said the threat of foreign interference persists; DOJ unsealed a criminal case against a Russian accused of being the top accountant for Moscow's disinformation effort.

A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Poised For Mission To Mercury | | October 19 2018, 2:00 PM

The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

The TB That Afflicts Much Of The World Was Likely Spread By Europeans | | October 19 2018, 1:40 PM

A new study looks at how tuberculosis has traveled the world — and the lessons that can be learned about treatment of drug-resistant forms.

Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

Health | | October 19 2018, 1:40 PM

Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.

U.N. Calls For End To 'Virginity Tests' | | October 19 2018, 1:00 PM

The tests are traumatic and unreliable, the United Nations said in a statement this week. In Afghanistan, there's a campaign to bring the practice to a halt.

Afghanistan Delays Election In Kandahar After Attack That Killed Police Chief | | October 19 2018, 8:00 AM

The rest of the country will vote Saturday. But one journalist says that after a gunman pulled off a surprise attack in Kandahar, "there's a huge security vacuum, people are very nervous and worried."

Detained American Graduate Student Allowed To Study In Israel, Court Rules | | October 19 2018, 5:20 AM

Israel's Supreme Court said Lara Alqasem should be allowed to study in the country despite her past association with a student group that supports boycotting Israel.

New York Hospital Says It Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Pediatric Doctor

US & World | | October 19 2018, 5:20 AM

The Rockefeller University Hospital says it was aware for several years that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, engaged in misconduct with one or more of his minor patients.

How Does A Red Seat Turn Blue? Utah Race Tests Democrats' Strategy To Take The House | | October 19 2018, 4:00 AM

As the national Democratic party shifts to the left, control of the House in November likely rests on moderate Democrats beating Republicans in red districts Trump carried handily in 2016.

'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Is Wicked, Good | | October 19 2018, 4:00 AM

Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka ably carries the Riverdale-adjacent series on Netflix about a young woman who's half mortal, half witch and all hero.

StarKist Pleads Guilty To Price Fixing In Alleged Collusion In Canned Tuna Industry | | October 19 2018, 3:20 AM

Three companies — StarKist, Chicken of the Sea, and Bumble Bee — are accused by the government of conspiring to keep their canned tuna prices high.

Feds Launch Sex Abuse Probe Of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church | | October 19 2018, 1:40 AM

NPR has learned that the Justice Department issued subpoenas to at least six of the state's eight dioceses seeking private files and records.

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USC will pay $215 million to settle gynecologist sexual misconduct suit

| October 19 2018, 10:03 AM

After 93 more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall earlier this week, the University has decided that it will pay $215 million to settle a federal suit that its facing over the allegations.

Two years after passage of Prop 57, California will let three-strike offenders seek parole

| October 19 2018, 9:26 AM

Up to 4,000 California inmates serving life sentences for nonviolent convictions will have a chance at parole following the state's decision to let stand a judge's ruling saying those prisoners are eligible for freedom under a voter-approved law.

AirTalk Elections Interview: California State Controller

| October 19 2018, 9:25 AM

A nearly $200 billion state budget was approved by the governor for next year and the person who’ll be keeping track of that cash is on the ballot this coming November.


‘The Advocates’ documentary goes street level on Los Angeles’ homelessness crisis with the people fighting it on the front lines

| October 19 2018, 9:34 AM

Ask almost any Angeleno what the biggest issues facing the city of Los Angeles in 2018 are, and you’re almost certain to hear homelessness as one of them.

FilmWeek: ‘Halloween,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ ‘Wildlife’ and more

| October 19 2018, 9:34 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases

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