Archive for March 21st, 2019

Facebook Stored Millions Of User Passwords In Plain, Readable Text | | March 21 2019, 11:00 PM

The information was held in a readable format within the company's internal data storage systems. Facebook says it "found no evidence to date" of abuse.

Police investigating anti-Semitic posters at San Fernando Valley schools

Local | | March 21 2019, 6:06 PM

Police are investigating anti-Semitic posters left around several schools in the west San Fernando Valley this week.

Federal Court Ruling May Open The Door To More 'Scam PACs'

Politics | | March 21 2019, 5:00 PM

Think a "Donald Trump for America PAC, "Boomers for Beto PAC" or "Come on Kamala PAC" that actually doesn't help the intended candidate at all, but could be used to line the pockets of its founders.

Kushner Used Private Email To Conduct Official Business, House Committee Says

Politics | | March 21 2019, 5:00 PM

Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., is investigating alleged violations of federal records laws. Jared Kushner's lawyer disputes some of Cummings' assertions about what he told the committee.

Pregnant Behind Bars: What We Do And Don't Know About Pregnancy And Incarceration

Health | | March 21 2019, 4:40 PM

Pregnant women in prison face difficult circumstances, and data on their pregnancies has been scarce. New research lays the groundwork for addressing this neglected public health issue.

Trying To Do Good | | March 21 2019, 4:20 PM

We know our actions affect those around us. But how do we know whether our impact is positive? This week on Hidden Brain, what it means to do good in the world.

Potent But Unpredictable: How Special Counsels Have Posed A Special Threat

Politics | | March 21 2019, 3:00 PM

From Presidents Ulysses Grant to Richard Nixon to Bill Clinton and Trump, a number of independent investigators have looked into allegations too hot for normal processes.

New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Be Hard To Access For Moms Most In Need

Health | | March 21 2019, 2:20 PM

Postpartum depression hits low-income women especially hard. Will a promising new drug, Zulresso, become affordable and accessible enough to help them?

Boat Sinks In Iraq, Killing Dozens During New Year Celebration | | March 21 2019, 10:40 AM

Iraq's health ministry says 55 people, including many children, are confirmed dead, after the capsize of a boat carrying revelers celebrating the Nowruz holiday.

'I Can Exist Here': On Gender Identity, Some Colleges Are Opening Up

Education | | March 21 2019, 9:00 AM

A decade ago, one university started putting pronouns on course rosters. Today, it's not alone.

Nicaragua Says It Will Release Hundreds Of Detained Opposition Protesters | | March 21 2019, 8:00 AM

The protesters have been detained in the months since demonstrations against the government of President Ortega began nearly a year ago.

Now, There Is Zero Proof That Alcohol Is What Makes A Great Cocktail | | March 21 2019, 7:40 AM

Millennials are drinking less, spurring beverage companies to create alternatives to traditional cocktails — using herbs, spices, citrus and veggies to craft unique flavors for non-alcoholic drinks.

Can Inuit Moms Help Me Tame My 3-Year-Old's Anger?

Health | | March 21 2019, 6:20 AM

After learning how parents in the Canadian Arctic address a child's misbehavior, I changed my tactics when my toddler would slap my face in anger.

Pay Raises, More Staff, Earmarks: Lawmakers Propose Ways To Overhaul Congress

Politics | | March 21 2019, 4:20 AM

A newly created bipartisan House committee is examining ways to change both the culture and the law-making structure on Capitol Hill.

Oklahoma Sheriff And Deputies Resign Over 'Dangerous' Jail

Crime & Justice | | March 21 2019, 3:00 AM

"The condition of the jail is such that it does not comply with constitutional standards," Nowata County Sheriff Terry Sue Barnett told reporters after tendering her resignation.

USC names Dr. Carol Lynn Folt as its new president | | March 21 2019, 8:01 AM

She comes to USC as the school is embroiled in a nationwide scandal involving cheating and bribery for students to gain admission.

How to double the impact of your donation | | March 21 2019, 6:00 AM

You’ve worked hard for your money. So make it work twice as hard for you. Donations made today will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000.

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From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

| March 21 2019, 10:01 AM

California’s economy may be booming, but if it doesn’t solve its affordable housing crisis soon, some employers could leave the state altogether.

Trump’s new executive order has to do with free speech rights on campus -- so why are some 1st Amendment advocates worried?

| March 21 2019, 9:58 AM

President Donald Trump is expected to order U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal funding.

Zot Zot! The big team repping California in this year in the NCAA tournament? The UC Irvine Anteaters

| March 21 2019, 9:55 AM

UC Irvine is the only team from Southern California competing in the big dance this year, and only the second time the school has ever appeared at the NCAA tournament.

A bellwether? In some areas, there’s not enough local news for Facebook to aggregate

| March 21 2019, 9:51 AM

Last year, in an effort to provide its users more local news, Facebook launched Today In, a local news aggregator. The only issue? In many regions, there simply isn’t enough local news to aggregate.

The first-ever California Michelin Guide is coming this summer, and the state tourism board is helping to pay for it

| March 21 2019, 9:46 AM

The world’s best-known guide to fine dining, the Michelin Guide, is returning to Los Angeles and expanding statewide this summer, and with a healthy cash infusion from California’s tourism board.

Interview with new USC president elect Carol Folt

| March 21 2019, 9:33 AM

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.

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