Archive for March 22nd, 2019

Stocks Indexes Drop As Bond Market Flashes Recession Warning | | March 22 2019, 9:00 PM

The bond market flashed an ominous warning Friday, as the yield on long-term government debt dipped below that of short-term bills. That unusual situation often signals a recession on the horizon.

Petrochemical Fire Reignites At Houston-Area Fuel Storage Facility

Environment & Science | | March 22 2019, 8:00 PM

Officials say the new blaze was extinguished after about an hour. Amid a week of environmental mishaps, the Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit alleging violations of that state's clean air laws.

Students In Ukraine Learn How To Spot Fake Stories, Propaganda And Hate Speech

US & World | | March 22 2019, 5:40 PM

A new report says students who received media literacy training were 18 percent better at identifying false reports than students without the lessons. Girls gained more knowledge than boys.

READ: Attorney General Barr's Letter On Mueller Report

Politics | | March 22 2019, 4:40 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It is unclear how much of the report will become public.

What Makes People Heed A Weather Warning — Or Not?

Environment & Science | | March 22 2019, 3:20 PM

One social scientist says it's how people interpret these warnings that matters and that "we need to get out there and do a better job of understanding their perspective."

Charlottesville Schools Closed Following 'Racially Charged' Threat | | March 22 2019, 2:00 PM

Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old male for allegedly making threats targeting specific ethnic groups at Virginia's Charlottesville High School.

Analysis: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS

US & World | | March 22 2019, 11:40 AM

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Friday that ISIS' territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. Even so, its threats remain.

Warren Focuses On Policy, Which Looks Like A Tough Sell With Voters

Politics | | March 22 2019, 10:40 AM

While Sen. Elizabeth Warren may be dominating the policy debate, there is little evidence that voters are rewarding politicians who flesh out their plans over others with strong personal brands.

Trump And Universities In Fight Over Free Speech, Federal Research Funding

Education | | March 22 2019, 9:20 AM

The president signed an executive order on Thursday conditioning research grants on "compliance with the First Amendment."

Controversial 'Abortion Reversal' Regimen Is Put To The Test

Health | | March 22 2019, 9:00 AM

Several states require doctors who perform medical abortions to tell their patients the procedure can be "reversed" with progesterone. There's an absence of evidence to support that contention.

North Korea Pulls Out From Inter-Korea Liaison Office | | March 22 2019, 9:00 AM

The North's withdrawal from a key office to improve relations with South Korea was abrupt, and will likely strain ties between the neighboring countries.

2 American Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

US & World | | March 22 2019, 6:40 AM

About 14,000 U.S. troops are in Afghanistan. U.S. representatives have been negotiating a peace deal with the Taliban and President Trump has said he wants to cut down the U.S. presence there.

It Will Take More Than Transparency To Reduce Drug Prices, Economists Say

Health | | March 22 2019, 4:00 AM

The Trump administration wants to increase transparency in prescription drug pricing. But health economists say the administration's call to tie prices to what other nations pay might work better.

Is LA County waiting too long to help the newly homeless? A new report says yes | | March 22 2019, 7:59 AM

The report says the county should shift its anti-homelessness strategy to target populations most likely to fall into chronic homelessness and get them help before they've spent months or years on street.

Last chance: Our spring member drive ends today | | March 22 2019, 6:00 AM

Thank you to everyone who donated so far! For everyone else, we’ve got special thank-you gifts to reward your procrastination.

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Forever alone? New survey shows decline of romantic partners

| March 22 2019, 9:52 AM

It’s no secret that young adults today are waiting longer than previous generations to get married and have children.

California bill may add new limitations to cell phone usage on school grounds

| March 22 2019, 9:50 AM

Should students be banned from using cell phones at school?

As Governor Newsom looks to prohibiting further death sentences, we look at potential tensions with Attorney General

| March 22 2019, 9:21 AM

California Governor Newsom is considering nixing new death sentences in local criminal cases, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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FilmWeek: 'Us,' 'Hotel Mumbai,' 'Knife + Heart' and more

| March 22 2019, 9:42 AM

Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.