Archive for February 19th, 2019

Trump Threatens To Cancel California's $929 Million High Speed Rail Grant

Politics | | February 19 2019, 9:20 PM

The president is in a Twitter war with California Gov. Gavin Newsom over the rail project and the president's emergency declaration to build a border wall.

Burberry Apologizes For Nooselike Knot On Fashion Hoodie | | February 19 2019, 7:20 PM

A runway model who objected to the impression made by the drawstring says she was initially told to "keep it to yourself."

Chinese 'Ivory Queen' Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail In Tanzania | | February 19 2019, 4:40 PM

Yang Fenglan, who has lived in Tanzania on and off for decades and operated a Chinese restaurant, was found guilty of working with two Tanzanian men to smuggle more than 800 pieces of ivory.

Family of Justin Perkins sues Anaheim police for his death

Crime & Justice | | February 19 2019, 3:32 PM

The family claims Perkins was doing nothing wrong when police beat him. The city says the police were responding to a call of alleged assault and that two officers were seriously hurt arresting him.

Seeking To Bounce Back From Nassar Fallout, USA Gymnastics Names New President

US & World | | February 19 2019, 1:40 PM

Li Li Leung, a former gymnastics competitor, will now head an organization in turmoil, as USA Gymnastics seeks to recover from the widespread sex abuse scandal.

Andrew McCabe: FBI Investigations Into Trump 'Were Extraordinary Steps' | | February 19 2019, 12:40 PM

"We don't have a lot of experience with investigating presidents of the United States," McCabe says. "There is not a standard S.O.P. on the shelf that you pull down to say, 'Here's how it's done.' "

Trump Pushes Ahead With 'Space Force' Despite Hurdles | | February 19 2019, 12:40 PM

It would be under the umbrella of the Air Force to try to simplify the process. This represents a shift –Trump had stated that he wanted a Space Force that is "separate but equal" from the Air Force.

Houston Police To Cease 'No Knock' Warrants, Chief Announces After Deadly Raid

Crime & Justice | | February 19 2019, 12:40 PM

"I'm very confident that we're going to have criminal charges on one or more police officers" from a raid that left two suspects dead, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said.

How future-proof is Gavin Newsom’s master plan for California? | | February 19 2019, 12:05 PM

California’s governor recently unveiled his $200 billion budget. How well does it prepare us for the challenges of the future?

Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

Politics | | February 19 2019, 12:00 PM

Whistleblowers told the Oversight committee that efforts by some national security officials to try to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to the Saudi government potentially violated the law.

Roger Stone Ordered To Appear In Court Following Post That Criticized Judge

Crime & Justice | | February 19 2019, 11:20 AM

Judge Amy Berman Jackson has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, during which Stone must show cause as to why she shouldn't alter the gag order she has imposed or reconsider Stone's bail.

The Best Dog In The World Is Right Here in Southern California

Local | | February 19 2019, 9:52 AM

King - a wire fox terrier - took best in show at last week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He lives at handler Gabriel Rangel’s kennel in Rialto. 

Sailor In Iconic WWII Photo Dies | | February 19 2019, 6:40 AM

George Mendonsa claimed to be the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square — a photo that defined the jubilation of Victory over Japan Day. The two had never met.

Hundreds of Groups Are Recording Veterans' Stories

US & World | | February 19 2019, 6:00 AM

Encouraged by a Library of Congress initiative, volunteers and non-profit groups around the country are recording and preserving veterans' voices.

Bernie Sanders Enters 2020 Presidential Campaign, No Longer An Underdog

Politics | | February 19 2019, 5:40 AM

The Vermont independent became an ideological leader in the Democratic Party after his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He faces a far more crowded and liberal field this time.

Poll: 6-In-10 Disapprove Of Trump's Declaration Of A National Emergency

Politics | | February 19 2019, 5:00 AM

A new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds the majority of Americans oppose the president's national emergency declaration, don't believe there is an emergency and believe Trump's misusing his power.

How a tweet about the Mars rover dying blew up on the internet and made people cry | | February 19 2019, 6:25 AM

"My battery is low and it's getting dark" is now the subject of memes, YouTube videos and T-shirts.

LA May Finally Rein In Developers Looking To Influence City Hall

Local | | February 19 2019, 5:13 AM

L.A.'s Ethics Commission is recommending the city council restrict many businesses from making donations to officials and impose limits on how and when politicians can solicit donations for their favored charities.

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San Bernardino apple farm sues school district for pulling student tours for owner’s racially charged tweets

| February 19 2019, 10:26 AM

For years, Riley Farms in San Bernardino county hosted school tours featuring a colonial era, reenactment-style apple orchard.

You’ve got email: what’s your take on email answering etiquette?

| February 19 2019, 9:44 AM

Whether you’re a devout practitioner of “inbox-zero” or a functional email hoarder, you probably have some sort of professional philosophy on email. But is there an optimal approach?

How and why the term 'socialism' has resurfaced in mainstream political rhetoric

| February 19 2019, 9:33 AM

The Green New Deal. Medicare for all.

Worker solidarity: can it change the way gig economy apps do business?

| February 19 2019, 9:18 AM

If you’re a gig worker, you might feel like you have no boss to complain to, only a faceless algorithm-powered app which doles out tasks.

Week in politics: Analysis of legal challenges to Trump’s national emergency, what Bernie Sanders 2020 run means for an already crowded Dem field and more

| February 19 2019, 9:12 AM

AirTalk recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in political news at the national, state and local level.

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