Archive for February 21st, 2019

Military Families Experience High Stress, Anxiety And Unemployment, Report Says

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 7:40 PM

The annual report from the Department of Defense found a vast majority of civilian spouses of active-duty members faced a variety of challenges due to their partners' deployment.

Sons Of 'El Chapo' Indicted On Drug Conspiracy Charge

US & World | | February 21 2019, 7:20 PM

The indictment alleges Joaquin Guzman Lopez and Ovidio Guzman Lopez "conspired to import and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana from Mexico and elsewhere" into the U.S.

Peter Tork Of The Monkees Dies At 77

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 7:00 PM

An adept musician in a pop band dismissed as made for TV, Tork became famous with the Monkees in the 1960s. Their reunion tours lasted well into the 2000s.

New report calls on Los Angeles to improve tree maintenance

Local | | February 21 2019, 6:38 PM

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin says 30 percent of the city's trees are at risk of dying due to drought and disease.

U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped

Health | | February 21 2019, 5:20 PM

Connecticut and California are considering statewide taxes on sugary drinks. New data from soda taxes in Berkeley and Philadelphia present a mixed picture of their effects on sugar consumption.

Israel Set To Launch Spacecraft To The Moon

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 4:40 PM

If the mission is successful, it would make Israel the fourth country to land on the lunar surface – after the U.S., the former Soviet Union and China.

Roger Stone Barred From Talking About His Case Following Criticism Of Judge

Crime & Justice | | February 21 2019, 4:20 PM

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said she did not believe Stone's apologies on Thursday and ordered him to keep quiet about her and his case in public. If he doesn't, he could be locked up.

'Every Kind Of Norm Is Broken': U.N. Says Brutality In S. Sudan May Rise To War Crimes

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 4:00 PM

Gang rapes, abductions and killings have grown commonplace in South Sudan, according to the Commission on Human Rights, whose new report outlines widespread violence in the country's ongoing conflict.

When Sheriffs Won't Enforce The Law

US & World | | February 21 2019, 3:40 PM

Some sheriffs in Washington state say they won't enforce a new gun law. It's the latest example of sheriffs exercising what some regard as their duty to resist "government overreach."

Family Reunites With Dog That Disappeared During The Deadly Camp Fire

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 3:40 PM

The Akita, named Kingston, had been missing since the Camp Fire started. "When I found out, [it] just about brought me to tears," the dog's owner, Gabriel Ballejos, told a local television station.

Apple And Goldman Sachs Will Reportedly Launch An iPhone-Connected Credit Card

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 3:00 PM

The credit card would represent a foray into new businesses for both companies. With a card, Apple may be able to take a larger cut from purchases than it does now through Apple Pay.

A New Treatment Can Relieve Food Allergies, But Few Doctors Offer It

Health | | February 21 2019, 2:00 PM

Many parents of kids with with life-threatening food allergies live with fear, EpiPen in hand. Some are trying oral immunotherapy, a treatment which can build tolerance to foods like peanuts.

Irvine law students go without federal aid and loans

Education | | February 21 2019, 12:27 PM

Southern California college students who attend classes at Argosy University, Art Institute, or Western State College of Law have been going without financial aid and money from federal loans for weeks while their schools’ parent organization moves along the road to bankruptcy.

Heckler & Koch Fined $4.2 Million Over Assault Rifle Sales In Mexico

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 12:20 PM

A court in Germany ruled that Heckler & Koch broke the law when it allowed some 4,500 G36 assault rifles to reach Mexican states where drug cartel violence had prompted a ban on such deals.

A Fatal Public Health Problem In Africa That Flies Under The Radar

US & World | | February 21 2019, 11:40 AM

Over 100,000 people in the continent die each year from foodborne illnesses. A new report looks at the reasons the toll is so high.

Email Shows N.C. GOP Candidate Sought Out Operative Accused Of Illegal Ballot Scheme

Politics | | February 21 2019, 9:40 AM

The newly-released email shows how Republican candidate Mark Harris sought to court political operative McRae Dowless, who's now accused of running an illegal absentee ballot scheme.

Advocates Ask FTC 'To Hold Facebook Accountable' For In-Game Purchases By Kids

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 9:20 AM

Following the unsealing of court documents, children's rights groups are asking the agency to open an investigation into practices that allow such purchases without parental permission.

Saudi Crown Prince's Visit To India Signals Pivot Eastward For Riyadh

US & World | | February 21 2019, 7:40 AM

When Mohammed bin Salman met earlier this week with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the two leaders appeared to avoid touchy subjects such as Saudi support for Pakistan.

'Expect Change': Robert Lighthizer Is Trump's Hardball-Playing China Trade Negotiator

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 21 2019, 4:20 AM

The U.S. Trade Representative has spent his career warning about the problems and perils of global trade. Now, as the chief U.S. negotiator with China, he's in a position to do something about it.

Growing Marijuana Industry Struggles To Attract Employees Of Color

US & World | | February 21 2019, 4:20 AM

Massachusetts wants to give people of color a leg-up in the legal marijuana industry, but is off to a very slow start. Next to no black or Latino candidates have applied for licenses in the state.

Longtime Trump Friend Under The Microscope For Mideast Ties, Inauguration Role

Politics | | February 21 2019, 4:00 AM

President Trump's inaugural committee chair is facing scrutiny from a variety of sources. Tom Barrack is a wealthy real estate investor who helped the administration build bridges to Arab leaders.

Hollywood Diversity Report Finds Progress, But Much Left To Gain

Arts & Entertainment | | February 21 2019, 3:20 AM

The annual UCLA study tallies box office numbers and ratings alongside diversity both on and off screen. Today's "increasingly diverse audiences prefer diverse film and television content," it finds.

New York City Admits Defrauding FEMA Out Of Millions After Superstorm Sandy

US & World | | February 21 2019, 2:40 AM

The city sought reimbursement for vehicles it said were damaged by Sandy. But many of them were already "junk" years before the storm, according to a settlement.

25 awesome events happening in Southern California this weekend

Local | | February 21 2019, 9:50 AM

Did your invites to all those Oscar parties and gifting suites got lost in the mail? Ours too. But we're staying busy.

The Big One: Episode 7 is out

Local | | February 21 2019, 6:00 AM

After six months of research, our host Jacob Margolis finally makes an earthquake kit and ends up asleep outside in the rain on Christmas Eve.

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Would it be better for strippers to be classified as employees or contractors?

| February 21 2019, 9:52 AM

In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court which created new, stricter standards for determining who is classified as a contractor.

ISIS bride: Trump administration bars Hoda Muthana from returning to the US

| February 21 2019, 9:51 AM

The lawyer for an Alabama woman denied return to the U.S. after joining the Islamic State group in Syria says he has evidence she’s an American citizen.

AirTalk asks: How do you seek out constructive criticism at work?

| February 21 2019, 9:44 AM

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal explores what kind of feedback employees really want from their supervisors, and what a worker’s attitude towards criticism says about them.

Hate crime or fake attack: the twists and turns of the Jussie Smollett case

| February 21 2019, 9:28 AM

Last month, “Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs.

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