Archive for February 20th, 2019

House Democrats Plan Resolution Challenging Trump's Emergency Declaration

Politics | | February 20 2019, 10:40 PM

The Democratic majority is likely to approved the resolution and then the law says the Republican-controlled Senate would have to consider the measure too.

Arrested Coast Guard Officer Planned Mass Terrorist Attack 'On A Scale Rarely Seen'

US & World | | February 20 2019, 9:40 PM

Christopher Paul Hasson, a self-proclaimed white nationalist, allegedly wanted to "kill every last person on earth" in a crusade to establish a "white homeland," according to officials.

After Delay, Michael Cohen To Testify On Capitol Hill Next Week

Politics | | February 20 2019, 8:00 PM

President Trump's former lawyer is scheduled to appear Feb. 27 before the House oversight committee. Members of Congress are expected to ask him about hush money payments ahead of Election Day 2016.

Chicago Police: Jussie Smollett Under Suspicion Of Filing False Police Report

US & World | | February 20 2019, 5:00 PM

The investigation into the alleged attack against actor Jussie Smollett has taken another turn. The Empire actor had said he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

The Power Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2019, 3:40 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. dealt with anger in both his personal life and life's work. He often tried to turn his anger into constructive action, but he did occasionally struggle with that balance.

3 Conservative Politicians Abandon Party For Britain's Fledgling 'Independent Group'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2019, 3:40 PM

"The hard-line, the anti-EU awkward squad that have destroyed every leader for the last 40 years are now running the Conservative party from top to toe," lawmaker Anna Soubry said Wednesday.

Trade Talks With China Continue, As Trump Shies From A Hard Deadline For A Deal

Politics | | February 20 2019, 3:40 PM

March 1 "is not a magical date," President Trump said this week, about his self-imposed deadline when tariffs would spike. Whether a deal will resolve key structural issues isn't clear.

Newsom holds meeting of California mayors to address homebuilding

Local | | February 20 2019, 11:45 AM

In Governor Gavin Newsom’s state of the state speech last week he called out cities that are not doing enough for affordable housing, and said he wanted to have a “candid conversation” with their mayors.

U.S. Hate Groups Rose 30 Percent In Recent Years, Watchdog Group Reports

US & World | | February 20 2019, 10:40 AM

The Southern Poverty Law Center says many groups are driven by white supremacist ideology and the "hysteria over losing a white-majority nation." Critics accuse the group of overblowing the threat.

EXCLUSIVE: Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its Finalists

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2019, 10:20 AM

Five books remain in the running: Tommy Orange's There There' Tayari Jones's An American Marriage; David Chariandy's Brother; Jennifer Clement's Gun Love; and Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

LA may finally rein in developers looking to influence city hall

Politics | | February 20 2019, 9:53 AM

L.A. Ethics Commissioners voted to recommend restricting many businesses from making donations to officials and imposing limits on how and when politicians can solicit donations for favored charities.

What To Expect From North Korea At The Next Trump-Kim Summit

US & World | | February 20 2019, 9:40 AM

Analysts weigh the possible offers North Korea's leader could make later this month in Vietnam.

Russia Intelligence Seeks To Extend Detention Of Ex-U.S. Marine Accused Of Spying

US & World | | February 20 2019, 5:20 AM

Michigan resident Paul Whelan has been held in a Russian prison since he was arrested in December on suspicion of spying. His family says he was just attending a friend's wedding in Moscow.

'You Get Paid For Doing Therapy': Stand-Up Comedians On Anger

Arts & Entertainment | | February 20 2019, 4:40 AM

For centuries, people have turned to jesters for relief from the miseries of life. As it turns out, some stand-up performers turn pain and rage into their own coping and catharsis.

Plotted From A Prison Cot, Wrongly Accused Man Whips Smoothie Dream Into Reality

US & World | | February 20 2019, 4:40 AM

As an exoneree, Mark Schand did not qualify for job training, tuition help or other re-entry services offered to people on parole. But he did fight for, and receive, monetary compensation.

British Woman Who Joined ISIS In Syria As Teen Is Stripped Of U.K. Citizenship

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2019, 4:00 AM

Shamima Begum, 19, left England in 2015. Now she is a married mother and living in a refugee camp. Begum says she wants to come home, but the U.K. government doesn't want her back.

LA may finally rein in developers looking to influence City Hall

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 20 2019, 9:43 AM

This week's vote is a big step forward for campaign finance reform efforts.

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No Backsies? Trump administration announces intent to take back California’s high speed rail funding

| February 20 2019, 9:49 AM

In a move Governor Newsom has characterized as retaliatory, President Trump has said he plans to reclaim the $2.5 billion dollars in federal grants California has invested in the high speed rail project.

As Justice Clarence Thomas criticizes press freedom ruling, we discuss defamation standards

| February 20 2019, 9:24 AM

Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should consider overturning a 55-year-old landmark ruling that makes it hard for public figures to win libel suits, writing in a case involving a woman who says Bill Cosby raped her.

SCOTUS check: Supreme Court’s latest decision, its whopping April caseload and more

| February 20 2019, 9:18 AM

The United States Supreme Court announced a unanimous decision to limit local government seizure of property in criminal cases.

Kind of like the Autobahn: New lanes without speed-limits proposed for stretches of California Interstate 5 and State Route 99

| February 20 2019, 9:17 AM

A new bill proposed by state senator John Moorlach of Orange County would add two lanes of traffic in both directions to the I-5 and SR-99.

LAPD Chief Moore: police unions suing to block public access to internal records, crime rates going down and more

| February 20 2019, 9:08 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his check-in on AirTalk.

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