Archive for March 14th, 2019

4 In Custody After Fatal Shootings At 2 Mosques In Christchurch, New Zealand

US & World | | March 14 2019, 10:20 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says, "It is clear this is one of New Zealand's darkest days." Police say they have four people in custody.

Smithsonian Shortens Folklife Festival On National Mall To Just 2 Days

US & World | | March 14 2019, 7:00 PM

The celebration will take place on June 29 and 30, while the original 10 days of events will be postponed to next year, in part as a result of the partial government shutdown.

Feds Indict 5 New Mexico Compound Residents On Terror and Gun Charges | | March 14 2019, 7:00 PM

The search for a missing child led to a raid of a rural compound and the grisly discovery of 11 emaciated children. Their relatives were training to attack U.S. personnel, federal authorities say.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Calls For Independent Investigation Into Khashoggi Killing | | March 14 2019, 6:20 PM

The kingdom's leading human rights leader said demands to "internationalize" the probe would be "tantamount to the international community doubting the integrity of our judicial apparatus."

The Woman Who Calculated 31 Trillion Digits Of Pi | | March 14 2019, 5:20 PM

Emma Haruka Iwao, who has been fascinated with the mathematical constant since childhood, set the Guinness World Record for most accurate value of pi.

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Morris Dees, Its Co-Founder

US & World | | March 14 2019, 4:00 PM

The civil rights organization, well-known for its tracking of hate groups, was founded in 1971. No specific reason was given for his firing, although Dees said it related to a personnel issue.

Loan Relief Available for Art Institute Students

Education | | March 14 2019, 2:36 PM

Federal student loans will be cancelled automatically, but only for the current term. Students can apply for additional loan relief.

How one refugee family made it to LA after years stuck in Vienna

Local | | March 14 2019, 2:27 PM

A year ago, 87 Iranian refugees bound for the United States who’d been waiting in Austria since 2016 were stranded there indefinitely, after the U.S. denied their applications. They had been waiting to come to the U.S. through a program for religious minorities since before the January 2017 travel ban. Last month, following a court order, about a dozen of them were admitted into the country.

Aidy Bryant On 'Shrill,' 'SNL' Thrills, And Not Feeling Bad About Her Body | | March 14 2019, 1:40 PM

"The second I stopped being afraid of someone calling me fat, I was able to start to focus on my goals and my dreams," Bryant says. She co-writes and stars in the Hulu comedy series Shrill.

Did Cooking Really Give Us The F-Word? | | March 14 2019, 1:20 PM

Some linguists are arguing that the advent of softer food, thousands of years ago, led to changes in biting patterns and eventually, to more frequent use of sounds like "f" and "v" in human language.

With Grounding Of Boeing 737 Max Fleet — Where Does That Leave Air Travelers?

US & World | | March 14 2019, 1:00 PM

Some U.S. airlines are scrambling to rebook passengers after the FAA announced it was grounding the Boeing 737 Max fleet. Airlines affected include Southwest, American and United.

Lawsuit By Sandy Hook Victims Against Gun Manufacturer Allowed To Move Forward

US & World | | March 14 2019, 1:00 PM

Gun companies have rarely been held liable for crimes committed with their products. This lawsuit could mark a new front in the battle over gun regulations and corporate accountability.

House Votes Almost Unanimously For Public Release Of Mueller Report

Politics | | March 14 2019, 12:20 PM

While it was a largely symbolic vote, it represents growing bipartisan pressure on the Justice Department to disclose as much as possible about the Mueller investigation.

U.K. Parliament To Vote On Postponing Brexit | | March 14 2019, 10:40 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May's strategy in recent months has been risky: waiting until the last moment to try to force approval of a plan when the stakes cannot get any higher. That moment has arrived.

'The Trial Of Lizzie Borden' Adds Fodder To The Murder Case's Mystery | | March 14 2019, 10:40 AM

Who killed the Bordens more than 100 years ago remains unsolved. Like a lawyer, author Cara Robertson lays the facts and evidence before us, occasionally pointing towards the biases of the day.

Former British Soldier To Be Prosecuted For 1972 'Bloody Sunday' Killings | | March 14 2019, 10:00 AM

The veteran was charged with the murders of two people and the attempted murders of four others who participated in a peaceful civil rights protest in Northern Ireland.

Why The College Admissions Scandal Hurts Students With Disabilities

Education | | March 14 2019, 8:00 AM

"Stories like this are why we continue to see backlash to disability rights laws," one expert said.

Frank Cali, Reputed Gambino Crime Family Boss, Is Killed In N.Y. Attack

Crime & Justice | | March 14 2019, 8:00 AM

In a killing that echoes mob murders of the 1980s, a man who was believed to be running a Mafia family was gunned down outside his home in Staten Island.

Airplane Grounding Tests Boeing's Influence In Washington

Politics | | March 14 2019, 7:00 AM

For decades, Boeing has worked to ingratiate itself with regulators and policymakers. That effort could be important as the company responds to a pair of deadly crashes.

Murder Trial To Proceed Against 2nd Woman In Killing Of Kim Jong Un's Half-Brother | | March 14 2019, 7:00 AM

Malaysian authorities dropped charges this week against the Indonesian woman accused of smearing poison on the face of Kim Jong Nam. But they won't drop charges against Doan Thi Huong.

When Civility Is Used As A Cudgel Against People Of Color | | March 14 2019, 5:00 AM

For people of color, "civility" is often a means of containing them, preventing social mobility and preserving the status quo.

SoCal Edison power lines found to have caused the Thomas Fire | | March 14 2019, 6:55 AM

The fire started amid high winds that caused parallel power lines to slap into each other, creating an electrical arc that ignited flammable bits of molten aluminum on the ground, which then ignited dry vegetation.

This hat will help you rep your public radio pride | | March 14 2019, 6:00 AM

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California bill to ease pathway for former inmates to become firefighters

| March 14 2019, 9:57 AM

A bill introduced by Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) last month is looking to help former inmate firefighters pursue the career after their release.

Report finds SoCal Edison power lines caused Thomas Fire. What happens now?

| March 14 2019, 9:53 AM

The Ventura County Fire Department has determined that power lines were the cause of the Thomas Fire that ravaged the area in December 2017.

ACLU issues harsh report on Orange County’s homeless shelters

| March 14 2019, 9:52 AM

According to a new report issued by the ACLU of Southern California, residents and volunteers in Orange County's homeless shelters say the facilities are often filthy, vermin-infested, and lack basics like hot water and functioning toilets.

What’s next for U.S. air carriers and passengers after President Trump orders grounding of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft

| March 14 2019, 9:43 AM

Citing new evidence suggesting a possible connection between two crashes of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft that happened five months apart, the U.S. announced the grounding of all 737 Max planes.

GOP Senate splits over Trump’s emergency declaration for border wall — we get the latest

| March 14 2019, 9:38 AM

President Donald Trump is urging Republican senators to support his emergency declaration for border funding, but at least seven senators have endorsed a resolution passed by the Democratic-controlled House to block the president from using his emergency powers.

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