Archive for December 5th, 2018

Is America Ready For Prescription Heroin?

Health | | December 05 2018, 11:40 PM

In some countries, doctors prescribe medical-grade heroin to patients with long-term addiction. Could it ever happen the U.S.? A new report from RAND Corporation outlines the pros and cons.

Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 10:00 PM

A cargo that included 5,600 pounds of supplies, science experiments and holiday dinner treats for the crew was launched on Wednesday.

Georgia Charges Iranians In Ransomware Attack On Atlanta

Crime & Justice | | December 05 2018, 8:20 PM

U.S. Attorney Byung Pak says Faramarz Savandi and Mohammed Mansouri were behind the cyber extortion scheme that crippled many of the city's computer systems in March, causing millions in damages.

Border Patrol Supervisor Indicted After Allegedly Confessing To Killing 4 Women

Crime & Justice | | December 05 2018, 7:40 PM

A Texas prosecutor says the suspect targeted sex workers in an effort to clean the streets of Laredo. If convicted, Juan David Ortiz could face execution.

True Crime Podcast Leads To Arrest Of Ex-Rugby Star Over Wife's Disappearance

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 5:20 PM

When Australian Chris Dawson's wife went missing in 1982, he claimed she had joined a religious cult. Now he is under arrest for her alleged murder.

6 U.S. Military Personnel Missing After 'Mishap' Off Coast Of Japan

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 5:20 PM

The U.S. Marine Corps has released preliminary details of an incident involving two aircraft in flight. One service member has been rescued.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Up Again. What Now, Climate?

Environment & Science | | December 05 2018, 4:40 PM

The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks grim, say climate scientists.

Italian Court Orders Getty Museum To Return Statue To Italy

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 4:20 PM

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles says it has no intention of returning the "Statue of a Victorious Youth," a piece of art from ancient Greece discovered off the Italian coast in the 1960s.

USA Gymnastics Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 4:00 PM

USAG says the filing will help resolve claims against it by athletes who allege abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar. But bankruptcy may disrupt the pending legal actions against the organization.

Lawmakers want to make 'Pre-K for All' a reality

Education | | December 05 2018, 2:47 PM

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty announced Tuesday a new package of legislation that would expand preschool access in an effort to address the state's achievement gap.

Federal Legislation Seeks Ban On Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates

Health | | December 05 2018, 2:00 PM

Incarcerated pregnant women are often shackled during medical appointments and childbirth. A provision in a criminal justice bill aims to end the practice in federal facilities.

More Raw Beef Recalled After Nationwide Salmonella Outbreak

Health | | December 05 2018, 1:20 PM

More than 12 million pounds of meat are now included in the recall. Officials say some 250 people have been sickened. They fear contaminated beef may remain in people's freezers.

Student Arrested After Protesting University's Plan To Return A Confederate Statue

US & World | | December 05 2018, 1:00 PM

Maya Little led a rally against the plan to relocate "Silent Sam" in a new, multimillion-dollar history and education center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NYT: Disgraced CBS Chief Les Moonves Misled Investigators

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 12:00 PM

According to a report obtained by The New York Times, lawyers working for CBS say Moonves obstructed an investigation into his alleged sexual misconduct. His lucrative exit package may be withheld.

Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

Health | | December 05 2018, 10:40 AM

A large study of Danish kids finds that childhood infections are linked with a higher risk of developing some mental illnesses. The risk is highest in the months immediately following the infection.

Traditional therapy is not how some Thomas fire survivors are dealing with trauma

Health | | December 05 2018, 10:09 AM

People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote To Limit Powers Of New Democratic Governor

US & World | | December 05 2018, 10:00 AM

Despite protests from voters, Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin have voted to curb the authority of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, a Democrat who will take office in January. The list of changes is long.

After Threats, R. Kelly Documentary Screening In Manhattan Is Evacuated

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 05 2018, 9:40 AM

A screening and discussion of the series Surviving R. Kelly in New York was canceled, following multiple threats that were called in to the venue hosting the event.

President George H.W. Bush Remembered At National Cathedral Service

Politics | | December 05 2018, 9:40 AM

Former President George W. Bush delivered the main eulogy. Following the service, the body will be flown back to Texas and laid to rest on Thursday.

School-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction

Health | | December 05 2018, 4:00 AM

More than 50 Massachusetts schools are participating in a new program that brings counselors in to help children deal with the stress and trauma of living in families struggling with drug addiction.

Trump Emoluments Case: A Blast Of Subpoenas And A Politically Risky Schedule

Politics | | December 05 2018, 4:00 AM

A lawsuit involving President Trump and his D.C. hotel could hit the headlines in the fall of 2019, prime time in the next presidential campaign.

Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning For South Pacific Islands

US & World | | December 05 2018, 12:20 AM

The massive temblor struck the region Wednesday afternoon local time. Authorities warned that tsunami waves could soon follow for Vanuatu and the French overseas territory of New Caledonia.

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Mental health professionals weigh pros and cons of psychiatric advance directives for determining patient treatment during crisis

| December 05 2018, 9:48 AM

Determining the kind of care that someone suffering from mental illness wants and needs during a mental health crisis can be challenging, especially when the patient suffers from a condition that leaves him or her disconnected from reality or otherwise unable to make sound decisions for him or herself.

Paris might have championed the climate agreement, but the ‘yellow vest’ unrest is growing

| December 05 2018, 9:17 AM

The French government had planned on hiking fuel prices in an attempt to wean consumers off of fossil fuels, but that plan came to a halt on Tuesday — at least temporarily.

Which app do you swipe right on? We rank the best dating apps of 2018

| December 05 2018, 9:14 AM

Dating can be a daunting task, but luckily there’s an app for that, or rather many apps. There are popular dating apps like Tinder, which has become the go-to app for millennials.

The latest from DC: Mueller advises no prison time for Flynn, several senators briefed on Khashoggi killing by CIA director

| December 05 2018, 9:11 AM

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.”

After memorial service, remembering 41st President George H.W. Bush

| December 05 2018, 9:08 AM

This morning in Washington D.C., family, friends and the nation gathered for a memorial service for President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral.

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