Archive for January 22nd, 2019

The Border Wall Isn't The Only Reason Democrats Oppose Plan To End The Shutdown

US & World | | January 22 2019, 8:00 PM

Democrats and immigrant rights advocates say the President's proposal to end the shutdown contains big changes to asylum law that they're calling a "poison pill."

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez, Mussina Elected To Baseball's Hall Of Fame

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 6:20 PM

Relief pitcher Mariano Rivera's unanimous selection is an honor that eluded the game's greats such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Willie Mays.

Planned Attack On Muslim Community In Upstate New York Disrupted, Police Say

US & World | | January 22 2019, 6:20 PM

Three men and a 16-year-old youth have been arrested and authorities say 20 weapons and three improvised explosive devices have been seized. The alleged target was Islamberg, outside Rochester.

Senate Sets Votes On 2 Bills That Could End Shutdown — But Both Expected To Fail

Politics | | January 22 2019, 4:40 PM

Democrats say they won't accept Trump's offer of three-year protections for those under DACA and TPS in exchange for full-funding of his border wall. Republicans say Democrats should accept the offer.

Trump Administration To Ask Supreme Court To Decide Citizenship Question's Fate

US & World | | January 22 2019, 4:40 PM

In a court filing, the Justice Department says it plans to ask for a speedy review by the Supreme Court of a lower court's ruling blocking plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Journalist Recounts The Absurdity And Torture Of 544 Days In Iran's Evin Prison

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 3:40 PM

After being accused of spying, Jason Rezaian was held in Iran's notorious prison for a year and a half. Throughout it all, he never considered giving up on writing and reporting.

Report Says 1 In 3 U.N. Staffers Has Been Sexually Harassed

US & World | | January 22 2019, 2:40 PM

The organization surveyed over 30,000 respondents. The findings reflect a disturbing trend of inappropriate behavior in the humanitarian world.

WhatsApp Tries To Curb Misinformation, And Annoying Aunts And Uncles

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 2:00 PM

WhatsApp has been accused of being used to spread rumors — with serious consequences. Now the ubiquitous messaging app is moving to limit how many people users can forward messages to.

American Held In Russia Unwittingly Got Thumb Drive With State Secrets, Lawyer Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 12:40 PM

When a Russian citizen handed him a memory stick, Paul Whelan thought it contained travel snapshots, his lawyer told reporters. Whelan was denied bail at his first court appearance.

House Democrats' Focus On Abortion Could Stymie Work With Senate

Health | | January 22 2019, 12:20 PM

Members of the new Democratic majority in the House vow to reverse restrictions that Republicans have imposed on abortions. But the efforts could lead to titanic fights that imperil other legislation.

A Tentative Deal In The LA Teachers Strike — Now, Union Members To Vote

Education | | January 22 2019, 12:20 PM

Teachers remain on strike Tuesday, and the tentative deal won't become official until union members approve it.

Supreme Court Takes 1st Gun Case In Nearly A Decade, Possibly With Big Consequences

Crime & Justice | | January 22 2019, 12:00 PM

Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.

To Count All The Homeless People In LA, You Need To Ask Homeless People For Help

Local | | January 22 2019, 12:00 PM

Organizers of the massive Los Angeles Homeless Count have some expert helpers — people who are homeless, or who used to be. KPCC’s housing reporter Matt Tinoco has the story.

Wilbur Ross To Testify On Census Citizenship Question At House Oversight Hearing

US & World | | January 22 2019, 9:40 AM

The commerce secretary has agreed to be questioned by lawmakers on March 14, after a federal judge ruled that his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was based on "sham" reasons.

Supreme Court Revives Trump's Ban On Transgender Military Personnel, For Now

US & World | | January 22 2019, 9:40 AM

The court's decision allows the Pentagon to bar transgender people from joining the military while two lower-court rulings that had blocked the policy are appealed.

Chris Brown Arrested On Charges Of Rape In Paris

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 9:40 AM

The R&B artist, along with two unnamed men, has been arrested on charges of "aggravated rape" and multiple narcotics offenses.

U.S. Will Seek To Extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, Canadian Diplomat Says

Crime & Justice | | January 22 2019, 8:40 AM

In response, China warns it will retaliate if Canada tries to send Meng to the U.S., where she is suspected of committing bank fraud while trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions on Iran.

'Roma' And 'The Favourite' Lead Oscar Nominations

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 7:40 AM

Linda Holmes takes a look at the list of this year's nominees, which includes some heartening nods and surprising snubs.

'Prisoner' Is An Intimate Portrait Of One Journalist's Captivity In Iran

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 6:20 AM

Writer Jason Rezaian is unsparingly personal throughout the telling of his arrest, imprisonment and trial, writing of his childhood, family, visits with his wife — and fears and insecurities.

LAUSD, UTLA negotiators have reached a tentative contract agreement

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 22 2019, 10:36 AM

Mayor Eric Garcetti, UTLA president Alex Caputo-Pearl and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner announced the deal at a joint press conference at L.A. City Hall.

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LAUSD / UTLA reach tentative agreement: what’s the deal?

| January 22 2019, 9:30 AM

Earlier this morning LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside UTLA President Alex Caputo Pearl and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, announced a tentative agreement to end the teachers’ strike.

Week in politics: Chances of Senate passing Trump’s deal to end shutdown, recapping a busy Tuesday for the Supreme Court and more

| January 22 2019, 9:29 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big headlines you might have missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in political news.

Revisiting the conversation on ‘traditional masculinity,’ after the American Psychological Association labels it harmful

| January 22 2019, 9:28 AM

Two weeks ago, we started debating the American Psychological Association’s official guidelines for working with boys and men, which claimed that “traditional masculinity” is psychologically harmful.

LAUSD and UTLA reach a tentative deal, potentially ending six-day teachers’ strike

| January 22 2019, 9:18 AM

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a tentative agreement between UTLA and LAUSD Tuesday morning.

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