Archive for January 10th, 2019

Pompeo's Cairo Speech Is Met With Skepticism About Trump Policies | | January 10 2019, 9:20 PM

A former ambassador to Yemen, scholars and Muslim leaders question Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims that the U.S. under Trump is a positive influence in the Middle East.

Here's what one parent of a disabled LAUSD student says about the potential strike

Local | | January 10 2019, 7:09 PM

LAUSD serves about 60,000 special education students and some parents of these students are worried about what will happen to their care if teachers strike.

Federal prison workers stressed, taking on second jobs as they work without pay

Local | | January 10 2019, 6:20 PM

One of the groups who won’t be getting a paycheck this week are federal prison workers. At a federal prison in Victorville, corrections officers say moral is low.

LA County opens new parking lot to homeless to sleep overnight

Local | | January 10 2019, 6:03 PM

The Board of Supervisors is expanding the county's participation in Safe Parking LA, a nonprofit that finds lots for people to park while they sleep in their cars.

Newsom lays out first budget as California's new governor

Politics | | January 10 2019, 6:02 PM

The governor's 2019-2020 spending plan represents a 4 percent increase in general plan spending and adds billions of dollars to the state's reserves.

Severe Flu Raises Risk Of Birth Problems For Pregnant Women, Babies

Health | | January 10 2019, 3:40 PM

Pregnant women in intensive care with severe cases of the flu have a higher risk of giving birth to babies prematurely. The risk of breathing problems for the baby is also substantially higher.

How Bernice Sandler, 'Godmother Of Title IX,' Achieved Landmark Discrimination Ban

US & World | | January 10 2019, 3:00 PM

Bernice Sandler died Saturday at the age of 90. She once told NPR she beams with pride at seeing female athletes walk "with their heads up and feeling like, 'Yeah, I can handle this world.' "

Ford Cutting Jobs In Europe, Moving Away From Less Profitable Vehicles | | January 10 2019, 2:00 PM

The automaker says it is not yet clear how many people will lose their jobs. The cuts come during a time of turmoil for the car industry, as automakers invest heavily in new technology.

With Key Government Agencies Shut Down, Science Sputters | | January 10 2019, 1:00 PM

Government, academic and industry researchers often depend on each others' work and funding. The partial shutdown is getting in the way of some of that collaboration and research.

Judge Dismisses Ashley Judd's Sexual Harassment Claim Against Harvey Weinstein

Crime & Justice | | January 10 2019, 12:00 PM

But the federal judge also said the actress could proceed with the defamation part of her lawsuit against the former mega-producer.

Report: College Students Are Hungry And Government Programs Could Do More To Help

Education | | January 10 2019, 11:20 AM

A federal report finds many undergraduates are too hungry to learn, and don't have enough information to access the federal resources available to help.

Should Hyping Edible Bugs Focus On The Experience Instead Of The Environment? | | January 10 2019, 11:00 AM

A new study shows that when ads made hedonistic marketing claims, such as "exotic" or "delicious," rather than targeting environmental interests, more people were willing to try eating insects.

Study: Coca-Cola Shaped China's Efforts To Fight Obesity | | January 10 2019, 11:00 AM

A new report documents how Coke penetrated the government and influenced efforts to bring down the growing obesity rate — but not by cutting back on calories.

In Cairo, Pompeo Slams Obama's Mideast Policies, Says Era Of 'American Shame Is Over' | | January 10 2019, 10:00 AM

The top U.S. diplomat accused the Obama administration of making crucial errors that worsened a string of crises in the region, from the Arab Spring to ISIS.

Trump Says He's Likely To Declare National Emergency If Congress Won't Fund Wall

Politics | | January 10 2019, 9:40 AM

The president is traveling to a Border Patrol station in Texas, as the partial shutdown enters its 20th day. The trip comes a day after the president walked out on a meeting with Democrats.

China To Let 2,000 Ethnic Kazakhs Relinquish Citizenship And Leave The Country | | January 10 2019, 5:40 AM

The announcement, from Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry, comes after reports of massive repression of ethnic Muslim minorities in far western China.

What A Case Of Mistaken Identity Tells Us About Race In America | | January 10 2019, 4:40 AM

Reports that a white shooter killed a 7-year-old black girl led to a national outcry, but in the days since, deputies have charged two black men. Gene Demby spoke about what this incident reveals.

Hurdles Remain As The Final Countdown Begins For The 2020 Census

US & World | | January 10 2019, 4:40 AM

The upcoming head count of every person living in the U.S. will reset how power and money are shared through 2030. But the citizenship question and other controversies may derail preparations.

KPCC's newest podcast is out now

Local | | January 10 2019, 6:00 AM

KPCC’s podcast The Big One is ready to stream. When the actual Big One hits, it’ll take less than two minutes for more than 10 million Southern Californians to lose internet, power and a sense of security. You’ll need a plan if you want to survive, and this podcast will help you get started.

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The birth rate across the U.S. varies significantly between states. Why?

| January 10 2019, 9:53 AM

The birth rate across the United States has been steadily declining, but a new report released today says that fertility rates vary significantly across the country.

The big takeaways from Governor Newsom’s first budget

| January 10 2019, 9:52 AM

Governor Gavin Newsom has released his first budget. Health care, early childhood education, and higher education are areas that have received a boost in funding.

Gadgets galore, sundry smart home stuff...and a dirty diaper sensor? The coolest (and weirdest) tech at CES 2019

| January 10 2019, 9:51 AM

Every January, the biggest names in consumer technology descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Governor Newsom is proposing nearly $2 billion for early childhood programs

| January 10 2019, 9:49 AM

Governor Newsom plans to introduce a roughly $2 billion investment in child care and early learning programs in his budget on Thursday.

Cross-border roundup: Trump threatens to declare national emergency before border visit, meanwhile Mexico deals with gas shortages

| January 10 2019, 9:37 AM

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall.

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