Archive for May 22nd, 2019

South And West Continue Rapid Growth, According To New Population Data

US & World | | May 22 2019, 11:20 PM

The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.

West Hollywood Officials Join #StopTheBans Protests After Denouncing Anti-Abortion Laws

Local | | May 22 2019, 6:26 PM

As #StoptheBans protests supporting reproductive health took place across the country, West Hollywood officials voted to condemn anti-abortion legislation in states like Alabama and Georgia.

Arizona Prisons Urged To Reverse Ban On 'Chokehold' Book

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

State officials view the book as being potentially "detrimental to the safe, secure and orderly operation" of prison facilities. The book looks at how the criminal justice system affects black men.

Kenneth Feinberg To Mediate Roundup Settlement Talks Between Bayer And Plaintiffs

Crime & Justice | | May 22 2019, 4:40 PM

The prominent attorney has been tapped to facilitate talks between the company's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives over the next two weeks.

Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us 'How To Write About Africa' | | May 22 2019, 3:00 PM

The Kenyan writer died on Tuesday. Here is his famously sharp-edged essay.

Surprise Medical Bills Are Driving People Into Debt: Will Congress Act To Stop Them?

Health | | May 22 2019, 2:20 PM

Lawmakers are discussing several measures to solve the problem of unexpected medical bills, which can wreak havoc in consumers' lives. Here's our guide to the current roster of proposed legislation.

Red Nose Day 2019: How Does It Work, Why Is It Being Criticized? | | May 22 2019, 2:20 PM

The goal is to raise money to fight child poverty by selling red foam noses and staging celebrity events. But some critics are raising questions about the campaign.

Shinzo Abe Or Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order | | May 22 2019, 1:20 PM

Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.

Mnuchin Says He Has 'Not Yet' Reviewed Memo Mandating IRS Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

Politics | | May 22 2019, 12:00 PM

The Treasury secretary has refused to comply with a House subpoena from a committee chairman requesting the agency turn over Trump's tax returns.

LAUSD Superintendent's Big Plan To Improve Schools Pins Its Hope On Principals

Education | | May 22 2019, 10:38 AM

The education of about a half-million children in the L.A. Unified School District relies on a huge bureaucracy. Since coming on board as LAUSD's superintendent last year, Austin Beutner has been looking for ways to re-imagine that bureaucracy.

6 Die In Jakarta Riots After President Joko Widodo's Election Win Is Confirmed | | May 22 2019, 10:20 AM

Saying he will not tolerate rioting, Widodo adds, "The military and the police will carry out stern actions in accordance with the law."

Border Facility Stops Migrant Intake After 'Flu-Related' Outbreak

US & World | | May 22 2019, 9:40 AM

The McAllen, Texas, facility is the same one where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week, and died after he was transferred to another Border Patrol station.

'Theodore Roosevelt For The Defense' Makes A Libel Case Into Gripping Reading | | May 22 2019, 9:20 AM

Gifted writers Dan Abrams and David Fisher, who previously brought us Lincoln's Last Trial, are clearly fascinated by how Teddy Roosevelt's court case played out — bringing an enthusiasm to readers.

Jeremy Dutcher: Tiny Desk Concert | | May 22 2019, 8:40 AM

There is no one making music like this 27-year-old, classically trained opera tenor and pianist. Watch and see why.

Anita Hill On 2020 Election: We Don't Need 'To Take The Lesser Of Two Evils'

US & World | | May 22 2019, 8:40 AM

Hill, who testified against Clarence Thomas during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings, accepted a PEN America Courage Award on Tuesday. She spoke to NPR about Joe Biden and the #MeToo movement.

Nevada Poised To Become 15th State To Ditch Electoral College

Politics | | May 22 2019, 7:00 AM

The state senate voted along party lines to join the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would give the state's six electoral votes to the winner of the presidential popular vote.

Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections

US & World | | May 22 2019, 5:40 AM

Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, leader of a far-right party and Europe's rising populist star, counts President Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon as one of his biggest fans.

Liz Cheney's Choice: House Or Senate?

Politics | | May 22 2019, 5:00 AM

The Wyoming Republican is deciding between running for the Senate in 2020, or staying in the House where she has a chance to climb the leadership ladder.

Nevada Law Removing Abortion Restrictions Passes State Assembly

US & World | | May 22 2019, 4:40 AM

Bucking a national trend toward more restrictions on abortion, the Nevada law relaxes certain abortion requirements. Every Republican voted against the measure.

Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide

Health | | May 22 2019, 2:40 AM

The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike.

Episode 13: Iqbal | | May 22 2019, 6:49 AM

Television actor Iqbal Theba gives us an inside look on a career that many in the entertainment industry know well — service. And this probably won’t come as a surprise, but he was really good at it.

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After Three Handwritten Wills Were Discovered in Aretha Franklin’s Home, We Hear Your Will and Estate Planning Horror Stories

| May 22 2019, 10:44 AM

The process of determining what members of Aretha Franklin’s family will inherit, and who will inherit those things, just got a whole lot more complex.

After SB-50, Here Are The Other Housing Bills That Could Still Reach Newsom’s Desk This Year?

| May 22 2019, 10:10 AM

Housing and homelessness have arguably become the biggest problem facing California. And many legislative proposals have been introduced to tackle both issues.

Debating The Single-Use Plastic Bills Moving Through State Legislature

| May 22 2019, 9:44 AM

A pair of bills designed to drastically reduce plastic waste in California passed the Senate and Assembly appropriations committees on Thursday.

A Look At The Legal And Bioethical Questions Involved In Posthumous Reproduction

| May 22 2019, 9:36 AM

Last week, New York Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo ruled that the California-based parents of a 21-year-old killed in a skiing accident could use their late son’s frozen sperm for procreation.

Some Dems Are Calling For Impeachment. Is This A Wise Strategy Ahead Of 2020?

| May 22 2019, 9:30 AM

This morning, President Trump said at a news conference at the Rose Garden that he won’t work with Congressional Democrats on an infrastructure bill unless they stop investigating him.

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