Archive for April 23rd, 2019

How to make sure you're protected against the measles

Health | | April 23 2019, 8:04 PM

L.A. County is on high alert for measles after confirming five cases on Monday. Health officials are reaching out to more than 1,500 people who may have been exposed. Here's how to make sure you're not at risk.

World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa | | April 23 2019, 5:00 PM

It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.

See 200 Years Of Twists And Turns Of Census Citizenship Questions

US & World | | April 23 2019, 4:20 PM

A citizenship question has not been included among the census questions for every household in almost 70 years. The Trump administration wants to change that with the upcoming 2020 census.

Is your yard drought-friendly? | | April 23 2019, 4:06 PM

KPCC-LAist Infrastructure Correspondent Sharon McNary wants to hear from residents about their drought-friendly yards.

Egypt Approves Constitutional Changes That Could Keep Sissi In Office Until 2030 | | April 23 2019, 4:00 PM

The amendments, which were approved by nearly 90% of voters, further entrench the power of the military and extend the power of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Drowning In Parenting Advice? Here's Some Advice For That

Health | | April 23 2019, 2:20 PM

In her new book, Cribsheet, economist Emily Oster offers a lifeline to parents overwhelmed by contradictory parenting guidance. She offers a data-driven, and common-sense, approach to raising a baby.

Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court

US & World | | April 23 2019, 2:20 PM

A trail of internal emails, memos and other court filings show how the Trump administration pushed to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census despite warnings of how it may undermine the count.

'The Moment Of Lift' Is More Of A Whisper Than A Call To Action | | April 23 2019, 1:00 PM

If Melinda Gates had fully owned her goal — writing a book that would strengthen some readers' abortion-rights convictions and open others' minds — she would have called for greater advocacy.

Does the First Amendment protect sheriff's deputy cliques and tattoos from scrutiny?

Crime & Justice | | April 23 2019, 11:31 AM

On Tuesday the L.A. Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission takes up the issue of secretive and sometimes violent deputy cliques inside the department – and the tattoos that identify the cliques' members. One of the commissioners -- a Loyola Law school professor - is challenging the county's long-held legal position that deputy cliques and tattoos are protected under the First Amendment.

The Affluent Homeless: A Sleeping Pod, A Hired Desk And A Handful Of Clothes | | April 23 2019, 10:40 AM

Many young people participate in the rental economy. They own less stuff than their parents' generation, and they rent or share a lot more. For some it's a choice; for others, a necessity.

More Democrats Call For Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump

Politics | | April 23 2019, 10:40 AM

A number of the 2020 Democratic candidates, like their colleagues in Congress, are debating how to hold President Trump accountable for his actions following the release of the Mueller report.

Key U.S. Attorney, Swept Into Russia Investigation, May Prosecute WikiLeaks Case

Crime & Justice | | April 23 2019, 4:20 AM

Zachary Terwilliger started at the Justice Department as an intern in high school. Now, he is the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, in the intelligence community's backyard.

A Decade Of Implications At Stake, Supreme Court Hears Census Citizenship Question

US & World | | April 23 2019, 4:20 AM

The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

At The U.S.-Mexico Border, Volunteer Medics Step In To Care For Migrants

US & World | | April 23 2019, 4:20 AM

From a mother with belly pain to a teen girl with a possibly infected tooth, volunteer medics are treating migrants once they've been released from government custody.

Hospitals Chafe Under A Medicare Rule That Reduces Payments To Far-Flung Clinics

Health | | April 23 2019, 4:00 AM

Hospital-owned clinics that are miles away should be reimbursed at the same rates as an independent doctor, but not more, Medicare says. That new rule could save taxpayers $380 million in 2019.

Reuters Journalists Jailed In Myanmar Lose Appeal, Will Stay In Prison | | April 23 2019, 2:20 AM

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were jailed for allegedly violating Myanmar's Official Secrets Act. They claimed they were framed by police after uncovering evidence of a massacre against Rohingya Muslims.

More seniors in LA are working into old age. But not for the reasons you might think | | April 23 2019, 7:21 AM

Close to 20% of Californians age 65 and older are now in the workforce, up from less than 15% in early 2008.

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Class action lawsuit against authorities who videotaped legal massages at the same sting involving Robert Kraft

| April 23 2019, 10:07 AM

A class action lawsuit was filed on Friday by 31 Jane and John Does in Florida accuses authorities of illegally videotaping customers getting massages at Orchids of Asia, the same spa facility where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly paid for illegal sexual services.

As SCOTUS takes up question of LGBTQ discrimination protections for employees, we walk through the legal arguments

| April 23 2019, 9:57 AM

For years, courts around the country have been split about whether or not LGBT people are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Amendment.

How Gen Z gets around as teens increasingly put off car ownership

| April 23 2019, 9:53 AM

What was once considered a rite of passage for American teens is apparent no more.

‘Are you a US Citizen?’ As SCOTUS takes up the case, we debate citizenship census question

| April 23 2019, 9:52 AM

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Department of Commerce v. New York, the challenge to the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

‘But how does that make you feel?’ How mental health professionals tend to their own mental health needs

| April 23 2019, 9:32 AM

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when talk therapy was seen by many to be reserved only for those with the most severe emotional or psychological problems.

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