Archive for January 15th, 2019

Netflix Increases Subscription Prices As It Churns Out Original Content

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 10:40 PM

The hikes, which will affect all U.S. viewers, come as Netflix faces an increasingly competitive field of video streaming services.

Gunman Who Fatally Shot Chicago's Hadiya Pendleton Sentenced To 84 Years In Prison

Crime & Justice | | January 15 2019, 8:00 PM

Micheail Ward did not receive a life sentence as Hadiya's mother had asked the court but he is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison for the killing of the 15-year-old girl.

IRS Recalling 46,000 Workers To Handle Tax Returns Despite Partial Shutdown

Crime & Justice | | January 15 2019, 7:40 PM

The union for the IRS workers criticized the Trump administration for forcing them to work "in exchange only for an IOU." Employees have been promised back pay when funding is approved.

Teachers, students remember last LAUSD strike in 1989

Education | | January 15 2019, 5:16 PM

It's been 30 years since L.A.'s public school teachers walked out of their classrooms. But many still remember the nine days when teachers "walked the line in '89."

Feds List What They Call Manafort Lies But Few Details Visible In Blacked Out Filing

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 5:00 PM

The special counsel's office wants a judge to consider Manafort's plea agreement void after what the government calls false statements; Manafort argues he didn't breach his deal.

Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China

US & World | | January 15 2019, 4:20 PM

In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

As Japan Tries Out Immigration, Migrant Workers Complain Of Exploitation

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 1:40 PM

A Vietnamese laborer tells NPR he was led to believe he would learn construction work but ended up cleaning up the Fukushima nuclear site. Migrant advocates say Japan needs to overhaul the program.

John C. Reilly On The Comedy Of Laurel And Hardy: 'It's Almost Like A Ballet'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 12:00 PM

"The brilliant thing about their work when you watch it, it seems so nonchalant," Reilly says of the iconic slapstick duo. He plays Oliver Hardy in the new film Stan & Ollie.

Everyone Is A Traveler As The CW Returns To 'Roswell, New Mexico'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 11:20 AM

In a reboot of the late-'90s drama, three secret space aliens struggle to hide their secret in a town trained to look for them. And believe it or not, it's a solid show.

Top House Republican Leader Calls On Rep. Steve King To Resign

Politics | | January 15 2019, 10:40 AM

House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney was one of the first Republicans to criticize the Iowa Congressman for his latest in a history of controversial remarks.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

US & World | | January 15 2019, 9:00 AM

A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Could anti-price gouging laws slow rising rents?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 8:00 AM

California lawmakers are exploring new ways to limit skyrocketing rents.

Trump's Pick For Attorney General Goes Before Senate Committee Tuesday

Politics | | January 15 2019, 6:00 AM

William Barr, who also served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush, will be grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee which is full of potential Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls.

Clinics Struggle To Resolve Fears Over Medicaid Sign-Ups And Green Cards

Health | | January 15 2019, 4:00 AM

Should doctors warn patients of a policy threat that may not come to pass? That's the question pending, as the Trump administration weighs whether to deny green cards to immigrants on Medicaid.

LA council members want to restrict contributions from big developers

Local | | January 15 2019, 6:02 PM

Developers of large residential and commercial buildings would be barred from contributing if their projects require approvals from city officials.

Heavy rain in SoCal leads to evacuations, school closures

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 15 2019, 1:54 PM

Residents in several Southern California communities, including parts of Malibu and Burbank, are under mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday as a storm system continues to douse the region.

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Citizenship question has been barred from the 2020 Census. What happens now?

| January 15 2019, 9:44 AM

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday has barred the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

With Brexit vote set to be cast, a look at the possible outcomes and what each could mean for the future of the UK and EU

| January 15 2019, 9:36 AM

Two and a half years after citizens of the United Kingdom voted in favor of leaving the European Union, we will finally learn whether or not the so-called “Brexit” will actually be happening.

How your eyeballs could be the key to helping physicians develop an objective benchmark for pain

| January 15 2019, 9:35 AM

“On a scale of one to ten, with one being the least and ten being the most, how much pain would you say you’re in?”

Will stripping the Mongols motorcycle club logo violate First Amendment rights?

| January 15 2019, 9:19 AM

A Santa Ana jury ruled Friday that the L.A.-based Mongols motorcycle club would be stripped of its trademark as part of its punishment in a racketeering case.

Newsom’s controversial housing fix? Pulling state money from cities that don’t build enough

| January 15 2019, 9:11 AM

In his Thursday budget proposal, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed cutting state dollars from local governments that don’t build enough housing.

Day 2 of the LAUSD strike

| January 15 2019, 9:03 AM

The LAUSD teacher strikes continues today.

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