Archive for April 17th, 2019

North Korea Announces Testing Of New 'Tactical Guided Weapon'

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 17 2019, 11:40 PM

The country's official newspaper reported leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test and is continuing to upgrade his country's military. The report said the weapon carried a "powerful warhead."

New York Courts Tell ICE Not To Arrest Immigrants In Courthouses Without Warrants

Crime & Justice | | April 17 2019, 9:40 PM

A state court report said Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent operations in courthouses discourage noncitizens from reporting crimes and pursuing justice.

LAPD now allows you to file traffic accident reports online

Local | | April 17 2019, 7:18 PM

Drivers can now go online and file a report themselves for car accidents that don't involve injuries in Los Angeles.

L.A. County Board of Supervisors approves funding for LACMA's new building design

Local | | April 17 2019, 7:18 PM

LACMA’s controversial new design plan will cost $650 million dollars - with taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill.

Appeal To Census Lawsuit Ruling Adds Uncertainty To Citizenship Question's Fate

US & World | | April 17 2019, 6:00 PM

The Census Bureau is counting on the Supreme Court to resolve the legal battle by June so that 2020 census forms can be printed. But an appeal in a Maryland lawsuit could complicate that timeline.

U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

US & World | | April 17 2019, 5:20 PM

Under Trump administration orders, the U.S. Agency for International Development is readying to lay off most staff on Palestinian projects, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.

The Writers Guild Of America Is Suing Hollywood's Biggest Talent Agencies

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 17 2019, 4:20 PM

At issue is "packaging fees" – deals that allow agents to be paid by studios, rather than receiving a standard 10 percent of writers' income. The writers say such deals create conflicts of interest.

Gene Therapy Advances To Better Treat 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Health | | April 17 2019, 4:20 PM

The latest advance is not only encouraging news for patients with severe compromised immunodeficiency. It's a test case for all those scientists working to develop better gene therapy techniques.

AG Barr Orders Immigration Judges To Stop Releasing Asylum-Seekers On Bail

Crime & Justice | | April 17 2019, 4:00 PM

The ruling by the attorney general is the latest step by the Trump administration designed to discourage asylum-seekers from coming to the U.S.

Why some SoCal households are getting a tax hike

Business & Economy | | April 17 2019, 1:19 PM

The state’s tax board estimates that about one million California households will get a tax hike due to a new $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.

Scientists Restore Some Function In The Brains Of Dead Pigs

Health | | April 17 2019, 12:20 PM

The cells regained a startling amount of function, but the brains didn't have activity linked with consciousness. Ethicists see challenges to assumptions about the irreversible nature of brain death.

Nearly 60 Doctors, Other Medical Workers Charged In Federal Opioid Sting

Crime & Justice | | April 17 2019, 10:20 AM

The Department of Justice said defendants allegedly pushed more than 32 million unneeded pills, contributing to a drug crisis and potentially defrauding the health care system.

Archdiocese Of Los Angeles Agrees To $8 Million Settlement In Sex Abuse Case

US & World | | April 17 2019, 6:00 AM

The settlement goes to a teenager who was sexually abused and then kidnapped by a teacher at her Catholic high school. The archdiocese apologized for the "serious harm" done to the victim.

After Allegations Of Toxic Culture, Southern Poverty Law Center Tries To Move Forward

US & World | | April 17 2019, 4:20 AM

"I'm acknowledging the fact that we didn't pay attention to the internal culture," says interim President Karen Baynes-Dunning.

Amid New York Measles Outbreaks, 1 County Orders Exclusions From Public Spaces

US & World | | April 17 2019, 2:40 AM

It's the latest measure officials in the region have taken to combat the disease. Between Rockland County and New York City, more than 500 cases have been confirmed since the start of the year.

State's Attorney Closely Followed Smollett Case After Recusal, Text Messages Show

US & World | | April 17 2019, 1:40 AM

In the messages, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx expresses concern with heavy-handed charging of Empire star Jussie Smollett, compared to other defendants accused of more serious crimes.

The nuclear cleanup at San Onofre isn't moving fast enough, congressmen say

http://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 17 2019, 7:01 AM

Nuclear waste cleanup at the San Onofre nuclear power plant has been on hold since last summer after a mishap involving a 50-ton container of radioactive material.

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California bill would create statewide rental data registry to track eviction and displacement, but privacy concerns remain for landlords

| April 17 2019, 10:34 AM

As part of a sweeping package of bills in Sacramento aimed at addressing housing, an Oakland assemblywoman is sponsoring a bill that would create an online data registry where landlords who oversee rental units with more than 15 dwellings would be required to submit data.

Is Pete Buttigieg a bellwether? America’s shifting attitudes on electing a gay president

| April 17 2019, 9:55 AM

In 2006, the majority of Americans were either “very uncomfortable”, or had “reservations”, about a gay person running for president.

LA County Dept of Mental Health Director on homelessness, schools, jails and more

| April 17 2019, 9:48 AM

Dr. Jonathan Sherin leads the largest Mental Health department in the nation and its challenges are deep and wide-ranging.

FUCT from the beginning: LA fashion brand’s trademark battle reaches the Supreme Court

| April 17 2019, 9:38 AM

On Monday, clothing designer Eric Brunetti’s trademark case was argued before the Supreme Court.

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