Archive for November 13th, 2018

LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

US & World | | November 13 2018, 7:20 PM

About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

LA County leaders hear from Malibu residents who lost homes

Local | | November 13 2018, 6:24 PM

The Board of Supervisors heard from fire officials and residents about the response to the Woolsey Fire on Tuesday. At times, the meeting was tense.

Why this house is still standing among the ruins of the Woolsey fire

Local | | November 13 2018, 6:09 PM

Butch Humphrey says if he'd thought quicker he would have evacuated. But once he knew his horses were trapped, he stayed to fight the fire himself.

Simi Valley voters in Starbucks comment on flipped district

Politics | | November 13 2018, 6:09 PM

Democrat Katie Hill just beat Republican Incumbent Steve Knight in the 25th Congressional district after a 25-year red streak. But voters there aren't surprised.

U.S. Officials 'Harden' Border With Mexico To Prepare For Migrant Caravan

US & World | | November 13 2018, 5:20 PM

Several lanes of northbound traffic from Tijuana will be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment." U.S. Customs and Border Protection says drivers should expect delays.

Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 4:40 PM

Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.

How Stan Lee Helped This Blerd Find His Superhero

Arts & Entertainment | | November 13 2018, 2:40 PM

For one black nerd growing up in Indiana, Stan Lee's world was an amazing step forward.

There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 1:20 PM

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

Health | | November 13 2018, 1:20 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown.

Do You Know Someone Missing As The Camp Fire Burns?

US & World | | November 13 2018, 12:40 PM

Authorities estimate hundreds could still be missing in Northern California's Camp Fire. ​Are you searching for a friend or loved one, or do you know someone who is?

China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 11:20 AM

There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 10:40 AM

Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely — but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan.

Several Southern California races still too close to call

Politics | | November 13 2018, 9:04 AM

California’s midterm election may be over, but there are still millions of ballots across the state to be counted, with a handful of local races still undecided.

How Big Is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One Chart

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 8:40 AM

Amazon means shopping. But it also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?

CHART: Election Recounts Are Rare, Reversals Almost Unheard Of

Politics | | November 13 2018, 7:20 AM

The fact that Florida currently has three statewide recounts underway is exceptional in American politics. Between 2000-2015, only three races flipped after statewide recounts.

Amazon's Grand Search For 2nd Headquarters Ends With Split: NYC And D.C. Suburb

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 5:20 AM

Amazon is expected to divide its second headquarters between the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens and the Crystal City area in Northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plan.

How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

Education | | November 13 2018, 4:20 AM

Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.

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http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 13 2018, 6:00 AM

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The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

| November 13 2018, 9:36 AM

The two communities that learned Tuesday they are about to become homes to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metropolitan areas with ample transportation and space for workers.

A number of key national races are still too close to call, but one thing’s for certain: CA Dems seize supermajority in legislature

| November 13 2018, 9:28 AM

Georgia's still undecided race for governor will remain in legal limbo for several more days after a federal court put the brakes on final certification of the vote totals in one of the nation's hottest midterm matchups.

Woolsey Fire: At over 95,000 acres destroyed and 35% containment, firefighters make gains but continue to battle flames and strong wind

| November 13 2018, 9:14 AM

Thousands of firefighters remain on the line Tuesday, working to contain the Woolsey Fire, which has burned more than 96,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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