Archive for April 22nd, 2019

Catholic Foster Care Agency Can Not Discriminate Against LGBTQ Couples, Court Says

Crime & Justice | | April 22 2019, 9:00 PM

The agency argued its religious freedoms were violated when Philadelphia ended a foster care contract. A federal appeals court disagreed.

Alleged Leader Of Border Militia Facing Federal Firearms Charges In New Mexico

Crime & Justice | | April 22 2019, 7:20 PM

Larry Hopkins has a felony record dating back 23 years. Federal officials are not saying why he's charged now with offenses committed in 2017.

Urban search and rescue workers practice responding to a big earthquake

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 7:17 PM

Urban search and rescue workers from Los Angeles County and Fairfax, Virginia, met up in Castaic to practice how to respond to an earthquake. For 96 hours, they ran drills, including how to pull people from elevator shafts, collapsed parking structures and crushed cars.

Nipsey Hussle's murder rattles LA's tight-knit Eritrean community

Local | | April 22 2019, 4:23 PM

The murder last month of L.A. rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle focused attention on a small but tight-knit community of East African immigrants: Eritreans, who have lived in Southern California for decades.

Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings Bring Renewed Violence To A Long-Troubled Country

US & World | | April 22 2019, 4:00 PM

Here are some key things to know about Sunday's deadly attacks, the group Sri Lanka blames for perpetrating them — and the country's complicated history.

After Sri Lanka Attacks, Islamist Group Blamed And Victims Named

US & World | | April 22 2019, 3:20 PM

Sri Lankans mourned the deaths of nearly 300 people who were caught in Easter Sunday's coordinated church and hotel bombings. Officials blamed the National Thowfeek Jamaath, a local militant group.

Who got your vote for LA County Sheriff?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 1:49 PM

KPCC Public Safety Correspondent Frank Stoltze wants to hear from residents about how they voted in the L.A. County Sheriff race.

Meal Kits Have A Smaller Carbon Footprint Than Grocery Shopping, Study Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 1:40 PM

While it may seem that heaps of plastic from meal kit delivery services make them less environmentally friendly than traditional grocery shopping, a new study suggests that's not necessarily true.

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Erase Most Student Loan Debt

Education | | April 22 2019, 1:00 PM

The senator's higher-education proposal for her 2020 presidential run goes further than just free college and would forgive hundreds of billions of dollars in existing loans.

Supreme Court Will Hear Cases On LGBTQ Discrimination Protections For Employees

Crime & Justice | | April 22 2019, 1:00 PM

The court is poised to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to sexual orientation and gender identity, along with factors such as race, religion, sex and national origin.

U.S. Won't Renew Sanction Exemptions For Countries Buying Iran's Oil

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 9:40 AM

Japan, China, India, Turkey and South Korea have been benefiting from temporary waivers since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran last year.

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President

Politics | | April 22 2019, 6:40 AM

Moulton is the fourth House Democrat to join the 2020 campaign. A critic of party leadership, the Marine Corps veteran also adds to the share of 40-and-under candidates in the race.

The VA Is Again Expanding Its Private Healthcare Options, But Many Veterans Remain Skeptical

US & World | | April 22 2019, 6:00 AM

The VA Mission Act hopes to improve upon the Choice program, which ran over budget and didn't do much to reduce wait times for many veterans.

'Game Of Thrones' Season 8, Episode 2: 'Think Back To Where We Started'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 2:20 AM

On the eve of the biggest battle yet, the series pauses for an episode that delivers old-school Game of Thrones thrills: characters talking in rooms — including a milestone Jaime/Brienne moment.

17 of the best events happening in Southern California this week

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 22 2019, 8:22 AM

A pop-up restaurant honors the matzo ball. There's a screening of Purple Rain followed by a Prince-themed dance party. And the Newport Beach Film Festival opens.

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Parents spend thousands of dollars on children’s athletics. What’s the return on investment?

| April 22 2019, 9:48 AM

Parents are investing more time and money into their children’s athletic endeavors with the ultimate hope of receiving a scholarship to help pay college tuition.

The latest from Sri Lanka, plus government shuts down social media to prevent disinformation

| April 22 2019, 9:42 AM

Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people, the country’s health minister said Monday.

Week in politics: Political effects of the Mueller report release continue to ripple in Washington, Gov. Newsom’s first 100 days in office and more

| April 22 2019, 8:46 AM

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

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