Archive for December 6th, 2018

New Southwest Border Arrests Jump 78 Percent In November

US & World | | December 06 2018, 10:00 PM

The Trump administration blames unfavorable judicial rulings for encouraging an increase in illegal crossings.

Trump To Pick Heather Nauert, Former Fox News Anchor, As U.N. Ambassador, Source Says

US & World | | December 06 2018, 9:20 PM

From Fox & Friends to the State Department, and now likely to the United Nations. President Trump is expected to make the announcement Friday.

School District Apologizes For Teacher Who Allegedly Cut Native American Child's Hair

Education | | December 06 2018, 8:00 PM

Students say she cut part of one Native American classmate's braids and called another by a racial slur. It happened on Halloween and the teacher was in costume as a 19th century voodoo queen.

Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet

US & World | | December 06 2018, 6:00 PM

New Census Bureau estimates underscore the digital divide facing Native Americans living on reservations or other American Indian land in the U.S.

No New Trial For Border Agent Acquitted Of Killing Mexican Teen, U.S. Prosecutors Say

Crime & Justice | | December 06 2018, 6:00 PM

Two separate juries deadlocked on charges stemming from an October 2012 cross-border shooting by a border agent.

New Congresswoman Will Pay Her Interns $15 An Hour. Is That A Big Deal?

Politics | | December 06 2018, 5:40 PM

"Time to walk the walk," Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "Very few members of Congress actually pay their interns. We will be one of them." With new appropriations, other members may soon join her.

Baltimore's New Police Commissioner Would Be City's 5th In 4 Years

US & World | | December 06 2018, 4:40 PM

The Baltimore Police Department's reputation is in tatters with the community after a series of scandals ranging from officer misconduct to corruption.

Trump's EPA Plans To Ease Carbon Emissions Rule For New Coal Plants

US & World | | December 06 2018, 4:00 PM

The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule that would have required new coal plants to have expensive technology to capture their carbon dioxide emissions.

Job Market Looks Healthy Despite Other Signs Of Trouble For The Economy | | December 06 2018, 3:20 PM

Private analysts forecast that the U.S. unemployment rate remained at a nearly 50-year low of 3.7 percent in November and that the economy added 190,000 jobs. That's below October's gain of 250,000.

N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues

Politics | | December 06 2018, 2:40 PM

The head of North Carolina's Republican Party says he would "not oppose" a new election in the state's 9th Congressional District if allegations of fraud by a GOP operative prove true.

U.S. Catholic Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys In Philippines | | December 06 2018, 2:20 PM

The Rev. Kenneth Hendricks faces charges in Ohio — where he was previously based — of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places, a federal crime.

Prosecutors File First U.S. Charges Stemming From 2016 Panama Papers Leak

Crime & Justice | | December 06 2018, 2:00 PM

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman says the defendants "had a playbook to repatriate un-taxed money into the U.S. banking system."

Census Bureau To Test How Controversial Citizenship Question Affects Responses

US & World | | December 06 2018, 1:40 PM

The bureau wants to know if it should hire more workers and adapt marketing for the 2020 national head count because of any negative impact from a citizenship question.

Senate Confirms Kathy Kraninger As CFPB Director | | December 06 2018, 1:20 PM

The White House official has been confirmed as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new chief over objections by critics who highlighted her lack of experience in consumer protection.

Report: Facts About Migrants Don't Always Match What The Headlines Say | | December 06 2018, 1:00 PM

'The Lancet' looks at everything from the potential spread of infectious diseases to the impact on the economy of the country where migrants and refugees have arrived.

On Netflix, Chef Samin Nosrat Goes Global To Demystify 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' | | December 06 2018, 1:00 PM

In her four-part show, James Beard award-winning food writer and chef Samin Nosrat travels the globe, talking to home chefs to learn more about the four essentials of great food.

Yemen Peace Talks Begin In Sweden, As Humanitarian Crisis Deepens

US & World | | December 06 2018, 12:40 PM

Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government agreed to a prisoner swap, setting a positive note for the start of the talks. These are the first peace talks in more than two years.

George H.W. Bush Receives Final Funeral In Houston

US & World | | December 06 2018, 12:40 PM

Bush's grandson George P. Bush remembered his grandfather as gracious, decent and humble, in the final public memorial ceremony for the 41st president.

Congress Punts Shutdown Fight Deep Into December

Politics | | December 06 2018, 12:20 PM

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill are still fighting over President Trump's demand to include $5 billion for a border wall in the annual spending bill and have until Dec. 21 to get a deal.

Can anything fix the immigration court backlog?

Local | | December 06 2018, 11:35 AM

The backlog of pending cases in immigration court nationally and in Los Angeles has spiked by nearly 50 percent since the start of fiscal year 2017.

More Potholes, Traffic Jams On The Horizon Unless Interstates Are Fixed, Report Finds

US & World | | December 06 2018, 10:40 AM

A federal report suggests America's interstates are worn, overused and highly congested. It also recommends billions of dollars in fixes,

George H.W. Bush's Mixed Legacy In A Reagan-Era Scandal | | December 06 2018, 10:40 AM

Bush, as Ronald Reagan's vice president, was deeply knowledgeable about the Iran-Contra scandal, yet insisted he played "no operational role." As president, he pardoned some involved.

The Golden Globe Nominations: Still Weird, But Not Tipsy Quite Yet | | December 06 2018, 9:40 AM

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the Golden Globes on Thursday morning. There were strong showings for FX, HBO and Amazon, and for films not even out yet.

Dow Drops 750 Points Amid Worries Over U.S.-China Tensions | | December 06 2018, 9:00 AM

U.S. stock markets plunged again Thursday after a Chinese technology executive was arrested in Canada, escalating U.S.-China tensions. The Dow's dive followed a fall of 799 points Tuesday.

California Gives Final OK To Requiring Solar Panels On New Houses

Environment & Science | | December 06 2018, 9:00 AM

Single and small multi-family homes must include solar panels starting in 2020. Recent extreme weather events such as wildfires and drought make the need clear, a state official says.

Aboard The 4141 Train, Bush To Get Final Ride Through Texas Countryside

US & World | | December 06 2018, 8:40 AM

Union Pacific Locomotive 4141 will take Bush's body to College Station, Texas on Thursday. He will be laid to rest at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

Chicken Diplomacy: How President Bush Went For The Gut In The Former USSR | | December 06 2018, 7:00 AM

The first Bush administration left the former Soviet Union with a taste for dark meat American chicken. It's all because of a Soviet food shortage, a U.S. surplus, and a deal with President Gorbachev.

Court Filing References Secret Special Counsel Investigation. Here's What It Might Be | | December 06 2018, 4:20 AM

The Justice Department says former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn has been very cooperative with the ongoing Russia probe and with an unspecified criminal investigation.

Indiana's Religious Left Flexes Its Political Muscle

US & World | | December 06 2018, 4:20 AM

In a state long known for its deep red conservative credentials, religious progressives in Indiana are now trying to win some political battles by wooing minority communities.

This Supreme Court Case Could Impact The Mueller Probe And Boost Trump's Pardon Power

Crime & Justice | | December 06 2018, 4:00 AM

A case of a man tried twice for the same gun charge by the federal government and the state of Alabama could have ramifications for the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mudslide shuts down PCH, flash flood warning issued for Woolsey, Hill fire burn zones | | December 06 2018, 9:15 AM

The National Weather Service reported more than a third of an inch of rain had fallen in a 30-minute period.

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Double jeopardy: SCOTUS hears arguments in case that could affect 2016 Russia meddling investigation

| December 06 2018, 9:55 AM

The Supreme Court seems likely to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime.

2018 holiday toy trends, plus a breakdown of a new report that finds simpler is better for kids toys

| December 06 2018, 9:49 AM

The holiday shopping season means toys galore are flying off of shelves at big box retailers like Target and Walmart, though sadly this is the first year that toy shoppers won’t be able to get lost in the colorful aisles of Toys “R” Us, which closed down all its locations and filed for bankruptcy earlier this year.

Vegans, restaurateurs: it’s your turn to weigh in on LA City Council motion to mandate restaurants to carry a vegan protein dish

| December 06 2018, 9:44 AM

Are you tired of looking for plant-based protein at concerts and public venues? Paul Koretz might have your answer.

Cloudy with a chance of recession: UCLA Anderson Forecast predicts a gloomy future for the US economy

| December 06 2018, 9:40 AM

The US economy might see a downshift in 2019 and 2020, according to a new quarterly report by UCLA Anderson School of Management.

After some Jewish millennials walk off Birthright, we look at how different generations regard the program

| December 06 2018, 9:37 AM

This summer, some L.A. locals with Jewish American activist group IfNotNow walked off their Birthright buses to protest the program's perceived silence on Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands — and to hear directly from Palestinians.

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