Archive for November 15th, 2018

Kentucky Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Crime & Justice | | November 15 2018, 11:00 PM

The grand jury indictment alleges Gregory Bush shot and killed two African-Americans "because of their race and color." The Justice Department has not decided if it will seek the death penalty.

The stress of battling massive wildfires can take a toll on firefighters | | November 15 2018, 7:12 PM

To help fire crews deal with the stress of fighting ever-more frequent and destructive wildfires, officials have set up a peer-support trailer in the middle of the Woolsey fire base camp.

New Jersey Couple's GoFundMe Campaign To Help Homeless Man 'Was Predicated On a Lie'

US & World | | November 15 2018, 6:40 PM

Katelyn McClure, Mark D'Amico and Johnny Bobbitt Jr. were charged with second degree theft by deception and conspiracy to commit theft by deception on Thursday. They could get 10 years in prison.

Plan Stalls To Repatriate Rohingya Refugees

US & World | | November 15 2018, 5:40 PM

Bangladesh has stressed that it will not repatriate anyone against their will. The plan sparked protests among some refugees, while others reportedly hid within refugee camps.

Police In Many U.S. Cities Fail To Track Murdered, Missing Indigenous Women

US & World | | November 15 2018, 4:20 PM

Seattle-based researchers examined the disappearances and murders of Native American women in 71 U.S. cities. They found information on 506 documented cases — and huge, troubling gaps in the data.

Bringing Up Baby | | November 15 2018, 4:20 PM

This week we focus on the behavior of the youngest members of the human race. We try to translate the mysterious language of babies. And we ask, when should we step back and just let our children be?

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald': Beasts? Check. Crimes? Check. Fantastic? Not Quite. | | November 15 2018, 4:00 PM

The second installment of J.K. Rowling's follow-up Potter franchise is as overstuffed as the first, but it's less muddled. It dutifully advances the story, but fails to deliver thrilling set-pieces.

There's Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse | | November 15 2018, 2:00 PM

It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if they're stuck at square one.

Ranked-Choice Voting Delivers Democrats A House Seat

Politics | | November 15 2018, 1:00 PM

Democrats have now gained 35 seats and could get up to 39 as counting continues in close races around the country. There will be no Republicans from New England in the U.S. House next year.

Should You Keep Taking Those Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills?

Health | | November 15 2018, 12:20 PM

When NPR reported on research that sheds doubt on the value of fish oil and vitamin D supplements, people had a lot of questions. So we went back to the experts to get you some answers.

FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking

Health | | November 15 2018, 10:40 AM

In its latest effort to curb smoking by young people, the FDA wants to outlaw menthol cigarettes. The agency would also restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to reduce youth addiction to nicotine.

Pence, Putin And Bolton Have 'Informal Conversation' At Asian Summit In Singapore

Politics | | November 15 2018, 9:40 AM

The two "discussed the upcoming G20 Summit and touched on the issues that will be discussed" when President Trump and Putin attend that meeting, the White House says.

Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

US & World | | November 15 2018, 9:20 AM

The Pew Research Center analyzed post-millennials who are currently between the ages of 6 and 21 and found nearly half — 48 percent — are from communities of color.

Buzz, Buzz: Bitter Tasters Like Coffee Better | | November 15 2018, 8:00 AM

A genetic analysis of samples taken from a large UK health database suggest that people who are more sensitive than their peers to the bitter taste of caffeine tend to drink more coffee — not less.

Startup Offers To Sequence Your Genome Free Of Charge, Then Let You Profit From It

Health | | November 15 2018, 8:00 AM

A full genome sequence costs about $1,000. But Nebula Genomics expects that companies and researchers would defray the cost in exchange for key medical information about the person involved.

Have Latino voters have turned a corner in voter turnout?

Politics | | November 15 2018, 7:19 AM

A new UCLA study suggests that turnout among Southern California's Latino voters jumped in the Nov. 6 midterm election over 2014.

Arizona Residents, Officials Skeptical As Border Troops Move In

US & World | | November 15 2018, 6:40 AM

As thousands of troops arrive to reinforce security at the U.S.-Mexico border, Arizona officials worry migrants will try to storm the border.

Khashoggi Case Update: Saudi Prosecutor Says 5 Suspects Should Be Executed | | November 15 2018, 6:20 AM

Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor agrees with Turkey, saying Jamal Khashoggi was murdered — but he says the journalist died from a drug overdose, not a brutal hit squad.

Deputy National Security Adviser Leaves Post After Criticism From Melania Trump

Politics | | November 15 2018, 5:00 AM

The First Lady's office said on Tuesday Ricardel "no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House." She is headed to an unspecified role in the administration, the White House says.

'Auntie Maxine' Waters Gets Ready To Take On The Banks As House Panel Chair

Politics | | November 15 2018, 4:20 AM

California Rep. Maxine Waters has been a favorite target of President Trump and his supporters. Now she's in line to chair the House Financial Services Committee, where she could slow his agenda.

A Heist, And A Whole Lot More, As Viola Davis Delivers In 'Widows' | | November 15 2018, 4:00 AM

The exciting, engaging, entertaining Widows is the rare fun heist film that also functions as a solid drama, thanks largely to the lead performance from Viola Davis.

Trump Is Reshaping The Judiciary. A Breakdown By Race, Gender And Qualification

Crime & Justice | | November 15 2018, 4:00 AM

President Trump, the GOP-controlled Senate and the Federalist Society are putting their stamp on the federal judiciary for a generation with a corps of conservative appointments.

Federal Judge Weighs Delay As Deadline Looms For Florida Recounts

Politics | | November 15 2018, 4:00 AM

Florida statute requires machine recounts to be completed by Thursday, unless a federal judge says otherwise.

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' Lawyer, Arrested On Allegations Of Domestic Violence

US & World | | November 15 2018, 12:40 AM

Avenatti was charged Wednesday for felony domestic violence, after police took a report on Tuesday of the alleged incident. He was released on $50,000 bail and has vehemently denied the allegations.

'Toxic' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of 2018 | | November 15 2018, 12:20 AM

The publisher's research found "the sheer scope of its application" made "toxic" stand out this year.

How to turn your support for local journalism into a relaxing resort getaway | | November 15 2018, 6:00 AM

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FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

| November 15 2018, 9:52 AM

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

Ruling on CNN lawsuit expected later today. We discuss the legal arguments

| November 15 2018, 9:48 AM

A ruling is expected to come down today in the suit by CNN to get back Jim Acosta’s press pass, which was revoked last week after a heated back-and-forth with President Trump.

New study gives mixed results on effectiveness of fish oil and vitamin D, we discuss the supplements’ ability to lower heart or cancer risks

| November 15 2018, 9:32 AM

A large study on fish oil and vitamin D, published Saturday by the New England Journal of Medicine, gave long-awaited answers on who benefits from these nutrients.

Gene-edited foods are hitting grocery shelves early next year. And no, they’re not the same as GMOs

| November 15 2018, 9:30 AM

Gene-edited foods could hit grocery shelves as early as next year, according to the Associated Press.

Woolsey Fire: Repopulation begin for some Malibu residents

| November 15 2018, 9:23 AM

The Woolsey Fire has charred over 98,000 acres and destroyed more than 500 structures. The fire is now at 57 percent contained.

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