Archive for December 11th, 2018

Customs And Border Protection Paid A Firm $13.6 Million To Hire Recruits. It Hired 2

US & World | | December 11 2018, 10:20 PM

A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed Accenture, contracted to help hire 7,500 new agents, is "nowhere near" completing its goals and "risks wasting millions of taxpayer dollars."

Cal State Northridge stays open after mass shooting threats

Local | | December 11 2018, 6:44 PM

Campus officials say the threats might not be credible and they are working with the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate.

Gunman Attacks French Christmas Market, Killing At Least 4 And Wounding Several | | December 11 2018, 4:20 PM

Initial reports indicate a suspect had been known to authorities as a security risk.

Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With California Gov. Jerry Brown

US & World | | December 11 2018, 4:00 PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown reflects on his nearly 50-year political career in an interview with All Things Considered's Ari Shapiro.

Huawei Executive Seeks Bail In Canada, Former Canadian Diplomat Is Detained In China

US & World | | December 11 2018, 3:40 PM

Michael Kovrig reportedly was taken into custody but China has not acknowledged it. Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou faces extradition from Canada to the U.S. to be tried on fraud charges.

Mystery Blast Sank The USS San Diego in 1918. New Report Reveals What Happened

US & World | | December 11 2018, 3:40 PM

A team of researchers had been trying to determine whether the armored cruiser was lost to sabotage, an accident or an attack.

Jerry Brown's Exit Interview: Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

US & World | | December 11 2018, 3:40 PM

The outgoing governor of California spoke about climate change, nuclear proliferation, capitalism and more in a wide-ranging interview with NPR.

OPINION: What My Dad And I Learned In Hunting Class | | December 11 2018, 3:20 PM

A father and son are part of the majority of Americans who don't hunt and didn't learn from their parents. So they take a class, and learn a little about hunting and a few things about themselves.

Iowa College Becomes Battleground For Student Worker Unionization

US & World | | December 11 2018, 1:00 PM

Students with campus jobs at Grinnell College want to unionize, but the college is pushing back and asking the National Labor Relations Board to reconsider an Obama-era ruling allowing such unions.

Lots Of Antibiotics Are Used In Beef Production. McDonald's Vows To Change This | | December 11 2018, 12:40 PM

The fast-food giant, one of the world's biggest beef buyers, announces plans to use its might to cut back on antibiotics in its global beef supply. Environmentalists are applauding the commitment.

Scramble For Shingles Vaccine: How To Cope With Shingrix Shortage

Health | | December 11 2018, 11:00 AM

This holiday season, the must-have item for people of a certain age is a vaccine to protect against shingles, the painful skin condition caused by a reawakening of the chickenpox virus.

Trump EPA Proposes Major Rollback Of Federal Water Protections

Environment & Science | | December 11 2018, 11:00 AM

The Trump administration wants to substantially limit which waterways are protected under the Clean Water Act. Farmers and developers have long lobbied against the current rule as too expansive.

Women feel betrayed by experience with USC sexual abuse hotline

Education | | December 11 2018, 10:45 AM

Women complain of long waits, little follow up, and lack of emotional support when they called USC hotline set up to take calls of abuse victims.

Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony | | December 11 2018, 9:20 AM

Sundar Pichai, in his public debut in Congress, is expected to address privacy, allegations of anti-conservative bias, a censored search tool for China and a scuttled Pentagon contract.

Fears stir in Vietnamese community over refugee deportations

Local | | December 11 2018, 9:12 AM

Community advocates say the Trump administration may be negotiating with Vietnam to take back thousands of refugees who came to the U.S. decades ago.

Google Accelerates Google+ Shutdown After 52.5 Million Users' Data Exposed | | December 11 2018, 7:40 AM

Users' names, birth dates, email addresses, work history and other data were exposed for nearly a week in November, Google says. It will now close the social network four months earlier than planned.

Farm Bill Compromise Reached With SNAP Changes Out, Industrial Hemp In

US & World | | December 11 2018, 7:40 AM

While much of the farm bill draft mirrors current law, there is a major change coming for farmers: industrial hemp will be legalized. Forestry and food stamps became sticking points.

For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes | | December 11 2018, 6:00 AM

Get away from holiday stress and crummy weather with our romance picks for December. We've got great contemporary stories and a charming inversion of that classic Regency trope, the forced engagement.

Poll: Americans Want Trump To Compromise On Border Wall Amid Possible Shutdown

Politics | | December 11 2018, 4:00 AM

Fifty-seven percent don't think demanding funding for the wall is worth the gridlock, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll finds. Many do not consider the wall a top priority for the next Congress, either.

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How living in an age of ‘peak TV’ is leading some to a binge burnout

| December 11 2018, 9:57 AM

In 2013, Netflix rolled out a new original series called “House of Cards” with an idea that might have seemed unorthodox at the time: make every episode from the show’s first season available for subscribers to watch immediately as opposed to the traditional TV release model of releasing new episodes each week.

President Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding

| December 11 2018, 9:56 AM

President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border.

Skip the line (and the cashier): How close are we to checkout-free shopping?

| December 11 2018, 9:54 AM

Possibly coming soon to an airport near you? Checkout-free shopping.

Ahead of Colorado River contingency plan meeting, we check in on negotiations and what they’ll mean for SoCal

| December 11 2018, 9:51 AM

Seven Southwestern U.S. states that depend on the overtaxed Colorado River for crop irrigation and drinking water are expected to ink a crucial share-the-pain contingency plan by the end of 2018.

Christmas (music) comes each time this year. What’s the business behind the sleigh bells?

| December 11 2018, 9:50 AM

It’s that time of year again. Whether you like it or not, the festive spirit will be following you from your local grocery store, to the mall and on your drive home, in the form of Christmas music.

LAUSD: A check in on labor negotiations and the race to replace former board member Ref Rodriguez

| December 11 2018, 9:49 AM

Last week was the deadline to qualify for the ballot to replace Ref Rodriguez,who resigned from the LAUSD board after he pled guilty to felony campaign finance charges.

If only Bird scooters could fly: Vandalism of electric scooters leave investors cold

| December 11 2018, 9:43 AM

In the year since electric scooters first blazed through Los Angeles and San Francisco, the growth in the industry has skyrocketed, but according to The Wall Street Journal, certain issues are proving cause for hesitation among potential investors.

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