Archive for March 25th, 2019

Man Pleads Guilty To Phishing Scheme That Fleeced Facebook, Google Of $100 Million

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 7:40 PM

Evaldas Rimasauskas admitted to his role in helping to orchestrate a two-year-long scam that tricked employees into wiring more than $100 million to his own company's bank accounts.

Bill in Sacramento would give family caregivers a tax credit for their expenses

Health | | March 25 2019, 6:45 PM

People who care for a sick or disabled family member also end up spending a lot of their own money – nearly $7,000 a year on average, by one estimate. A bill in the California State Assembly aims to offset some of those costs.

Duke Whistleblower Gets More Than $33 Million In Research Fraud Settlement

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 4:20 PM

Duke University is paying the U.S. government $112.5 million to settle accusations that it submitted bogus data to win federal research grants.

Author Says New Zealand Massacre Points To A Global Resurgence Of 'Extremism'

US & World | | March 25 2019, 2:40 PM

J.M. Berger, who studies extremist movements, warns that white nationalism is a growing phenomenon worldwide — with many in the movement drawing inspiration from President Trump.

Apple Debuts Streaming Video, Payment Card And News Subscription Services

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 2:20 PM

As iPhone sales slow, Apple is rolling out Apple TV+, a service to compete with Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services. It's also offering a virtual credit card and a subscription news service.

Thai Politics In Chaos: Delayed Election Results And Charges Of Cheating

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 12:00 PM

The Pheu Thai party — which was ousted in 2014, shortly before a military coup — wants to form a coalition government. But so does the ruling junta's party.

The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Partisan Redistricting

Crime & Justice | | March 25 2019, 11:00 AM

A pivotal retirement and a new conservative majority could give the state legislatures a green light for even more partisanship when it comes to drawing political boundaries.

New Climate Books Stress We Are Already Far Down The Road To A Different Earth

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 11:00 AM

David Wallace-Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth and Nathaniel Rich's Losing Earth offer valuable perspectives on climate change — if we're committed to being adult enough to face the future.

LAUSD's powerful watchdog office has been closing far fewer investigations. Why?

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | March 25 2019, 6:42 AM

Last year, the OIG reported 95 cases "still in progress" up from just 15 in 2013.

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AirTalk special on Mueller report: Can Attorney General Barr exonerate Trump?

| March 25 2019, 9:52 AM

The Justice Department said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Apple’s ‘Show Time’ announcement highlights new TV, gaming and news subscription services

| March 25 2019, 9:50 AM

Apple has always been known for its high-tech, high-energy announcements when they roll out new products, and while the tech giant’s highly-anticipated event today at its Cupertino, CA headquarters is expected to showcase a shift in the company’s focus from products to services, the events themselves still have that trademark Apple flair for the dramatic.

Week in politics: Political dimensions of Mueller report’s release for the president and Congress, highlights from Israeli PM’s White House visit and more

| March 25 2019, 9:49 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big political stories you might’ve missed this weekend and looks ahead to the week to come in national and state politics.

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