Archive for December 12th, 2018

Report Condemns Australian Prison For Forcing Woman To Give Birth Alone In Cell

US & World | | December 12 2018, 7:00 PM

"I wanted to understand how such a distressing, degrading and high-risk set of events could have occurred in a 21st Century Australian prison," the head of a prison watchdog said on Wednesday.

Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

Health | | December 12 2018, 6:20 PM

When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.

Evelyn Berezin, Computer Scientist Behind Groundbreaking Word Processor, Dies At 93

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 5:20 PM

Berezin studied physics but, despairing of the job market in physics, she turned to the rapidly transforming computer industry. She invented the first truly computerized system for word processing.

Arctic Report Card Documents 'Cascading Effects' Of Warming Ocean Temperatures

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 3:40 PM

The U.S. government says warming ocean temperatures and melting ice have resulted in the "most unprecedented transition in history" in the Arctic, leading to extreme weather events across the globe.

Senate Poised To Vote To End U.S. Military Support For War In Yemen

Politics | | December 12 2018, 3:00 PM

A bipartisan resolution directs the administration to end military assistance to the Saudi-led conflict. It draws on the Vietnam-era War Powers Act, marking the first debate on this war authority.

Sleepless No More In Seattle — Later School Start Time Pays Off For Teens

Health | | December 12 2018, 1:40 PM

American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle's school district found out, it can help a lot.

Mayors And Governors Rebut Trump Administration Position At Climate Summit

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 10:00 AM

Federal officials at the U.N. climate meeting are ignoring climate science and touting coal and fossil fuels. But local and state authorities pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their own.

Manhunt Underway For Suspect In Attack On French Christmas Market

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 9:00 AM

On Tuesday evening, a man opened fire on the famous market in Strasbourg, France, killing two people and leaving a third brain-dead. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are searching for the suspect.

Chinese Hackers Are Responsible For Marriott Data Breach, Reports Say

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 5:20 AM

Chinese state hackers most likely attacked the reservation system at Marriott's Starwood chain which revealed details of 500 million guests, according to people familiar with the U.S. investigation.

Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 5:00 AM

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

LA is raising speed limits in order to enforce them (AKA write more tickets)

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 3:52 PM

Here are the new speed limits (and an explanation of this confounding situation).

You don't have to build homes or run the government to help homeless people. Start by doing this

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | December 12 2018, 9:49 AM

We talked to the people working most closely on this issue, and here's what they recommend to Southern Californians who want to spend some time reaching out.

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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

| December 12 2018, 9:39 AM

Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.

Nearly 20 years later, the Tejon Ranch development has been approved. What next?

| December 12 2018, 9:23 AM

On Tuesday, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a 19,000 home development near the Tejon Pass.

LA City Council approves controversial homeless shelter in Venice Beach

| December 12 2018, 9:18 AM

Under a plan approved by the Los Angeles City Council yesterday, Venice Beach will be the site for a 154-bed temporary homeless shelter.

Breaking down today’s no-confidence vote on Theresa May in British Parliament, and what it all means for Brexit

| December 12 2018, 9:13 AM

British Conservative lawmakers forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May today, throwing U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt.

As Trump admin plans rollback on country’s clean water rules, a look at the California impact

| December 12 2018, 9:12 AM

On Tuesday, the Trump administration rolled back Clean Water Act federal protections for acres of wetlands and waterways, including nearly two-thirds of inland streams in California.

AirTalk checks in with Metro CEO Phil Washington: Congestion pricing, an early earthquake warning system and more

| December 12 2018, 9:06 AM

Phil Washington returns for his recurring visit with AirTalk to discuss the latest MTA news.

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