Archive for November 16th, 2018

Woman Qualifies For Special Forces Training, Could Be The First Female Green Beret

US & World | | November 16 2018, 5:40 PM

The Army opened special operations jobs to women in 2016 but only one has passed the first stage, a 24-day program designed to push soldiers to the brink of mental and physical exhaustion.

Federal Investigators Pinpoint What Caused String Of Gas Explosions In Mass.

US & World | | November 16 2018, 5:00 PM

The National Transportation Safety Board says a natural gas company engineer made a major mistake in developing construction plans, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction.

Jennie-O Recalls Ground Turkey Following One Case Of Illness From Salmonella

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 4:40 PM

Over 45 tons of meat could potentially harbor the food-borne illness, the USDA said. More recalls from other companies could follow, as the government tracks a widespread outbreak of the same strain.

Texas Students Will Soon Learn Slavery Played A Central Role In The Civil War

Education | | November 16 2018, 4:40 PM

The state's previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states' rights and slavery, in that order.

Georgia's Stacey Abrams Admits Defeat, Says Kemp Used 'Deliberate' Suppression To Win

Politics | | November 16 2018, 4:20 PM

Republican Brian Kemp will be the next governor of Georgia, with Democrat Stacey Abrams bowing out Friday afternoon. She promised a "major federal lawsuit" against the state over voting practices.

Sleeping Sickness Can Drive You Mad. But Treatment Is Now Easier Than Ever

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 4:00 PM

The disease is hard to diagnose. And stage 2 patients have faced a week of infusions that can cause additional suffering. Now there's a new option.

Michelle Obama surprises preschoolers with a special storytime

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 2:59 PM

As part of her book tour, the former first lady came to Los Angeles and made a stop to read to a group of 4-year-olds at a preschool in Skid Row.

Hand Recounts Progress In Florida Senate Race

Politics | | November 16 2018, 1:00 PM

The state is tasked with hand-counting more than 50,000 ballots. Some counties finished quickly Friday morning, with official results due on Sunday. Lawsuits are still working through the courts.

Trump Says He Has Completed Written Answers For Mueller, But Not Turned Them In

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 12:40 PM

The president told reporters the questions were "very routinely answered by me" and that he was able to answer them "very easily." Trump reiterated that the Russia investigation is a "hoax."

Maria Butina, Accused Of Being A Russian Agent, May Be In Talks For Plea Deal

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 12:20 PM

The Russian woman accused of trying to build bridges with Republican leaders in the United States might not go on trial if her lawyers can conclude a deal with prosecutors. Negotiations are underway.

Alumni Mourn Malibu Jewish Summer Camps Destroyed By Woolsey Fire

Local | | November 16 2018, 12:08 PM

Thousands of camp alumni are remembering their childhood home away from home.

Can You Double Your Holiday Pleasure With Netflix's 'The Princess Switch'?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 11:20 AM

Vanessa Hudgens plays both a Chicago baker and an engaged European duchess in a holiday romance meant to muscle in on a surprisingly robust cable genre.

William Goldman, Writer Behind 'Butch Cassidy,' 'Princess Bride,' Dies At 87

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 10:40 AM

Goldman had a successful literary career before he turned to Hollywood, where he made an indelible mark — as the writer of beloved movies as well as a bestselling guide to screenwriting.

Tell Us How You Feel About Shots

Health | | November 16 2018, 9:40 AM

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Why Ford Is Getting Into The Scooter Business

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 9:20 AM

Money is going a lot of different ways in the car industry. Experts say companies are investing in new technology simply because they don't want to be left behind.

More than 600 people now missing in California's deadliest fire

US & World | | November 16 2018, 9:00 AM

The list of missing in Northern California's Camp Fire has ballooned to 631 from more than 100 late Wednesday. But that number may include people who escaped and don't know they're being searched for.

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

US & World | | November 16 2018, 9:00 AM

Among the significant changes is that schools could make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence."

Ingrid Fetell Lee: How Can We Design More Joy Into Our Surroundings?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 8:40 AM

Ingrid Fetell Lee discovered that certain elements--like bright color, abundance, round shapes--are universally joyful. She says designing more joyful spaces can actually change how we feel and act.

David Baron: Why Should You Experience A Total Solar Eclipse?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 8:20 AM

The moment David Baron saw his first total solar eclipse in 1998, he was hooked. He's spent the last 20 years chasing them across the globe—all for a few minutes of joy, wonder and awe.

Michelle Obama's Miscarriage Story May Help Other Women Share Theirs

Health | | November 16 2018, 4:20 AM

A memoir from the former first lady is bringing fresh attention to miscarriages and could help illuminate and normalize the common loss of a pregnancy.

Pyongyang To Deport American Who Entered North Korea Illegally

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 4:00 AM

The man, identified as Bruce Byron Lowrance, reportedly entered North Korea from China last month. His quick release is seen as a conciliatory gesture aimed at maintaining ties with Washington.

Verdict On Khmer Rouge Leaders Is First To Officially Acknowledge Regime's Genocide

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 2:40 AM

Nuon Chea, 92, who was the No. 2 leader of the Khmer Rouge from 1975-1979 and Khieu Samphan, the 87-year-old former head of state of the brutal regime, were found guilty of genocide and other crimes.

Last chance: Our fall member drive ends today

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 16 2018, 6:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who donated so far! For everyone who loves to wait until the last minute, we’ve got special thank-you gifts to reward your procrastination.

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FilmWeek: 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,' 'Widows,' 'Instant Family' and more

| November 16 2018, 9:40 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases

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State audit says unsound decision making added billions to bullet train cost

| November 16 2018, 9:56 AM

The California High Speed Rail Authority’s decision to start construction on the bullet train in Central Valley ahead of finalizing its plans and obtaining land has led to $600 million in cost overrun, according to a report published Thursday by State Auditor Elaine Howle.

AirTalk debates: Education Dept’s newly proposed protections for students accused of sexual assault

| November 16 2018, 9:37 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct.

What new signature requirements will mean for future California state ballot initiatives

| November 16 2018, 9:30 AM

In the state of California, the number of signatures required to qualify a measure for the ballot is based on the number of votes cast in the gubernatorial race.

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