Archive for January 11th, 2019

It's Official: The Partial Government Shutdown Is The Longest In U.S. History

Politics | | January 11 2019, 11:20 PM

Saturday marks Day 22 of the partial federal government shutdown, stretching past the 21 days the government shut down in 1995-96. Many federal works missed their first paycheck on Friday.

White House Slams NY Times Report On FBI Concern That Trump Acted On Behalf Of Russia

US & World | | January 11 2019, 9:40 PM

Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders denied the story which said counterintelligence officials wondered if the new president was working for Russia, and therefore was a national security threat.

SpaceX To Lay Off 10 Percent Of Its Workforce | | January 11 2019, 7:20 PM

A spokesman said the reduction would not be necessary except for "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead."

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Announces She's Running For President In 2020

Politics | | January 11 2019, 6:40 PM

The Democrat is an anti-interventionist who has drawn criticism for meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. In 2016, she supported the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders.

California Jury Agrees To Strip Trademarked Logo From Mongols Biker Club

Crime & Justice | | January 11 2019, 6:20 PM

The motorcycle club, whose members have a history of violence and drug dealing, considers its trademarked logo central to its identity. Federal prosecutors say the logo is linked to criminality.

Florida Governor Replaces Broward Sheriff, Citing 'Incompetence'

Crime & Justice | | January 11 2019, 6:00 PM

"Sheriff [Scott] Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership," Gov. Ron DeSantis announced. Former Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony will replacing Israel.

Accused Of Florida Rape 70 Years Ago, 4 Black Men Get Posthumous Pardons

US & World | | January 11 2019, 5:00 PM

The new governor said the arrests and trials, and in two cases the killings, of the Groveland Four were unjust. Families of the men had worked for the pardons. The accuser maintained she did not lie.

Newsom proposes major spending on programs for young kids | | January 11 2019, 3:53 PM

From paid family leave to preschool, the budget proposal unveiled Thursday sets aside nearly $2 billion dollars for programs for young children and families.

Myanmar Court Rejects Appeal Of 2 Imprisoned Reuters Journalists | | January 11 2019, 3:40 PM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were reporting on a massacre of Rohingya men when they were arrested and later convicted of violating the country's Official Secrets Act. They were sentenced to seven years.

To Get To College, It Helps Black Students To Have A Black Teacher Early On

Education | | January 11 2019, 1:00 PM

New research shows that black teachers have a much stronger effect on black students than previously thought.

Justice Ginsburg Has No Remaining Signs Of Cancer, Will Return To Supreme Court

Crime & Justice | | January 11 2019, 12:20 PM

After having surgery last month for cancer, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is recovering well and has "no evidence of remaining disease," according to the Supreme Court.

'Federal Employees Deserve Better': Workers Rally As Shutdown Frustration Builds

US & World | | January 11 2019, 12:20 PM

As anxiety and anger rise, federal workers and industry leaders around the country are organizing to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Most Federal Workers' Health Coverage To Continue During Shutdown, Even If Pay Stops

Health | | January 11 2019, 11:00 AM

Basic health insurance for most affected federal workers will stay in effect, but circumstances are murkier for contractors.

Polish Police Arrest Huawei Executive On Suspicion Of Spying For China | | January 11 2019, 8:40 AM

Poland has evidence that a Huawei sales director and a Polish citizen "cooperated with the Chinese services," according to a spokesman for Poland's special services branch.

Border Patrol Agent Pleads Not Guilty To Killing 4 Sex Workers | | January 11 2019, 7:40 AM

Juan David Ortiz, a supervisor in the U.S. Border Patrol, wanted to "clean the streets," he says. Ortiz is accused of killing four women, and prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.

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With Monday’s looming LAUSD strike, we speak with parents about their plans

| January 11 2019, 8:38 AM

Negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the union, United Teachers Los Angeles, are expected to continue throughout the weekend.

'Traditional masculinity' labeled 'harmful' by major psychologist organization

| January 11 2019, 8:30 AM

Back in August, the American Psychological Association released official guidelines for working with boys and men for the first time ever.


Tracing the prolific work of animation titan Hayao Miyazaki as LA Film Critics Association honors him with Career Achievement award

| January 11 2019, 8:42 AM

You can’t have a conversation about the greatest animators or animation directors of all time without mentioning Hayao Miyazaki.

FilmWeek: ‘The Upside,’ ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘Replicas’ and more

| January 11 2019, 8:40 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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