Archive for October 22nd, 2018

Supreme Court Blocks Commerce Secretary Questioning In Census Lawsuits For Now

US & World | | October 22 2018, 10:00 PM

The Supreme Court granted the Trump administration's request to temporarily shield Wilbur Ross from facing questioning under oath in challenges to the 2020 census citizenship question.

A.I. Produced 'Portrait' Will Go Up For Auction At Christie's

Arts & Entertainment | | October 22 2018, 9:20 PM

The print, called Edmond de Belamy, is a blurry depiction of what could be a "a man of the church" floating within a gilt frame. In place of the artist's signature is a math equation.

Report shows black LAUSD students disproportionately arrested, cited, and diverted by school police

Education | | October 22 2018, 6:57 PM

One-quarter of L.A. School Police arrests, citations, and diversions involved black students, even though African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of all LAUSD students, according to a new report out of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies' Million Dollar Hoods project.

Microplastics Are Turning Up Everywhere, Even In Human Excrement

Environment & Science | | October 22 2018, 5:20 PM

A very small study shows that microplastics are in human waste in many parts of the world. While it's not entirely clear what that means for our health, it might be a sign that we need to pull back.

What Trump's Threat To End A U.S.-Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty Means For Putin

US & World | | October 22 2018, 5:20 PM

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty marked the end of the Cold War. The Kremlin may want to leave the agreement, too.

Days Later, Pentagon Says U.S. General Among Wounded In Kandahar Attack | | October 22 2018, 3:40 PM

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley was shot twice, according the Pentagon, during an attack in Kandahar which killed the province's chiefs of police and intelligence and wounded the governor.

Video Footage Shows Apparent Khashoggi 'Body Double' Exit Consulate

US & World | | October 22 2018, 12:00 PM

A Turkish ruling party official described the newly released surveillance footage as evidence of a Saudi cover-up. Saudi Arabia has confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead.

LA's Past Versus LA's Future — It's All Bearing Out In Silver Lake

Local | | October 22 2018, 11:00 AM

Is preserving an 80-year-old gas station more important than building new apartments?

Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia

Health | | October 22 2018, 10:20 AM

Though widely prescribed in hospital intensive care units to treat hallucinations and other signs of delirium, Haldol and similar drugs are no better than a placebo for such patients, a study finds.

A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

Health | | October 22 2018, 4:00 AM

Most people who struggle with depression and anxiety have heard that exercise is a mood-booster. But exercising with friends, especially playing a team sport may help even more.

Want To Keep Your Brain Sharp? Take Care Of Your Eyes And Ears

Health | | October 22 2018, 4:00 AM

Two large studies show that age-related memory loss can be slowed significantly when older people promptly address hearing and vision loss.

Australian Prime Minister Apologies To Victims Of Institutional Child Sex Abuse

US & World | | October 22 2018, 3:20 AM

It is the first national apology on behalf of the federal government since a major report published last year showed the problem was rampant in Australia's Catholic Church and other institutions.

The block that Prop. 13 built: Similar homes, different taxes

Local | | October 23 2018, 12:00 AM

As California home prices reach staggering new highs, the growing disparity between what newer and older homeowners pay on similarly valued property has renewed a problematic question: Is Prop. 13 fair?

The block that Prop 13 built

Business & Economy | | October 22 2018, 9:00 AM

In most states, the property tax you pay depends on how much your house is worth. Not in California. Forty years after its passage, Prop. 13 continues to shape the California dream.

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Ethnicity, identity and family ancestry: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and its fraught implications

| October 22 2018, 9:50 AM

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has long been mocked by President Trump over her claims to Native American ancestry.

Trump administration considers reversing Obama-era policy by defining gender as fixed biologically

| October 22 2018, 9:44 AM

The Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender as a biological condition determined by the genitalia a person is born with.

AirTalk midterm elections interview: Alex Villanueva for Los Angeles County Sheriff

| October 22 2018, 9:43 AM

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) is the largest sheriff's department in the world, servicing approximately 4,084 square miles worth of land and 10 million citizens.

Week in politics: Migrant caravan several thousand strong, heads toward US border, Trump admin eyes redefining ‘transgender’ under Title IX and more

| October 22 2018, 9:38 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to what you should be watching for in political news in the week to come.

Triple Play: the Dodgers are in the World Series, baby!

| October 22 2018, 9:33 AM

Angelenos watched the games with bated breath and finally, we have our answer: the Dodgers won and are in the World Series.

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