Archive for March 19th, 2019

Supreme Court Broadens The Government's Power To Detain Criminal Immigrants

Crime & Justice | | March 19 2019, 7:00 PM

The ruling responds to two class-action lawsuits brought by legal immigrants who served criminal sentences and then were detained years later.

Daily Marijuana Use And Highly Potent Weed Linked To Psychosis

Health | | March 19 2019, 6:40 PM

As more places in the U.S. and Europe legalize marijuana, weed consumption is growing ever more popular. But researchers are studying a troubling health risk associated with the drug.

Coping With The Persistent Trauma Of Anti-Muslim Rhetoric And Violence

US & World | | March 19 2019, 5:40 PM

After the New Zealand terrorist attacks, mental health professionals are asking: what does persistent trauma do to a generation of young Muslims growing up in the midst of it all?

Economic Report Of The President...And Some Superhero Friends | | March 19 2019, 5:40 PM

Pranksters added some whimsical credits in the fine print of an annual White House economic report.

Trump To Nominate Former Delta Air Lines Executive To Lead FAA

Politics | | March 19 2019, 5:00 PM

The nomination of Stephen Dickson comes as the agency faces criticism for its response to crashes involving the Boeing 737 Max.

Cyclone Idai Leaves Millions In Need Of Rescue And Other Assistance | | March 19 2019, 5:00 PM

The storm inundated parts of southern Africa with massive floods, stranding survivors on rooftops and in trees. Hundreds are reported dead and the toll is expected to rise.

Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own | | March 19 2019, 1:20 PM

Primatologist Frans de Waal believes that the way humans experience emotion is not unique: "That's a spectrum of behavior that we have, and the same thing is true for many other species."

Head Of Japan's Olympic Committee Steps Down Amid Tokyo 2020 Corruption Probe | | March 19 2019, 11:40 AM

French prosecutors suspect the Tokyo bid committee of paying bribes to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, who also chairs the IOC's Marketing Commission, maintains his innocence.

Nazarbaev Resigns As Kazakhstan's President; Was First Elected In 1991 | | March 19 2019, 10:20 AM

Nazarbaev is the only president Kazakhstan has ever known. He first rose to authority as a Communist Party official — and he's been accused of human rights abuses.

Marcelo Gleiser Wins Templeton Prize For Quest To Confront 'Mystery Of Who We Are'

Arts & Entertainment | | March 19 2019, 5:40 AM

The prestigious award comes with nearly $1.5 million in winnings. The physicist, who teaches at Dartmouth and has written for NPR, says he's driven by the "many questions we still have no clue about."

We've joined newsrooms across California to shine a light on long-secret police records | | March 19 2019, 9:19 AM

Until this year, California had some of the most secretive laws in the country when it came to police records. That has changed.

Hungry for local news? | | March 19 2019, 6:00 AM

Take the all-new KPCC insulated lunch box with you to show the world you’ve got a voracious appetite for truth in journalism.

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After MySpace accidentally loses 12 years of music uploads, we look back at the former giant’s significance

| March 19 2019, 9:51 AM

The last time many of us thought about MySpace was the first time we logged into Facebook. But yesterday, the former social networking giant made headlines for losing over a decade’s worth of music uploads during a server migration.

LA County DA launches investigation into horse deaths in Santa Anita

| March 19 2019, 9:34 AM

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has launched an investigation into the spate of horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, less than a week after Santa Anita Park announced that it will take historic steps to tighten their use on horse whips and medication

The best pro baseball player is staying in Los Angeles, apparently

| March 19 2019, 9:25 AM

The Angels are close to signing a whopping 12-year deal worth more than $430 million with center fielder Mike Trout, the largest contract in professional sports history.

Following accusations that Warner Bros. CEO traded film roles for sex, a look at the long, lurid history of the Hollywood casting couch

Arts & Entertainment | | March 19 2019, 9:24 AM

Long the elephant in the room that everyone knew existed but few would willingly acknowledge, the Hollywood casting couch has been an unfortunate yet undeniable part of moviemaking for almost as long as the film industry as we know it has existed in Los Angeles.

Should there be a ban on gene-edited babies?

| March 19 2019, 9:17 AM

An international group of scientists and ethicists last week called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes.

Apple is finally launching its own streaming video service - the details

| March 19 2019, 9:08 AM

Since its founding in 1976, Apple has been all about its devices -- from the Apple II computer to the hand-held “Newton” PDA to the iPhone, iPod and Apple TV more recently.

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