Archive for May 23rd, 2019

Botswana Lifts Its Ban On Elephant Hunting | | May 23 2019, 7:00 PM

Fewer than 400 licenses will be granted annually, the government of Botswana said Thursday. Conservationists are decrying the decision as horrific and unethical.

American Man Achieves Dream By Reaching Mount Everest Summit, Then Dies

US & World | | May 23 2019, 7:00 PM

Donald Lynn Cash of Utah achieved his goal of climbing the highest peaks on all seven continents. A traffic jam on Mount Everest may have impeded efforts to carry him down the mountain before he died.

Study Finds Wide Disparity in Breastfeeding Rates

Health | | May 23 2019, 6:56 PM

New mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies exclusively for six months. Infants of color are less likely than white infants to be exclusively breastfed.

Facebook Removed Nearly 3.4 Billion Fake Accounts In Last Six Months | | May 23 2019, 6:20 PM

Nearly all the phony accounts were caught by artificial intelligence and a boost in human monitoring. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said breaking up the company would make purging abusive accounts harder.

The 2019 Hurricane Season Will Be 'Near Normal.' But Normal Can Still Be Devastating | | May 23 2019, 4:20 PM

NOAA forecasts that two to four major hurricanes will form this year in the Atlantic. But even an average year can cause record-breaking damage, as storms get bigger and wetter.

Senate Reaches $19 Billion Deal For Disaster Aid Without Border Wall Funding

Politics | | May 23 2019, 3:40 PM

Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said President Trump would sign the legislation even without border funding. The bipartisan deal follows months of negotiations.

Modi Wins In Landslide Election, A Victory For Hindu Nationalists | | May 23 2019, 3:40 PM

It was a resounding victory not just for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but for his political party. Critics accused the party of using fear tactics amid rising Hindu nationalism.

Disabled Woman Who Gave Birth At Care Facility May Have Been Impregnated Before

Crime & Justice | | May 23 2019, 2:20 PM

New medical documents filed on Wednesday say the woman was sexually assaulted multiple times. An exam after the birth of the child in December indicated she may have been pregnant before.

Sens. Alexander, Murray Release Health Legislation Targeting High Bills, Drug Costs

Health | | May 23 2019, 1:20 PM

The bipartisan legislation proposes plans to deal with surprise medical bills, prescription drug patents, price transparency and vaccine education.

FBI Stays On Watch As Terrorists Finish Prison Terms And Broader Threat Evolves | | May 23 2019, 12:40 PM

Investigators acknowledged that Americans might worry about the release of terrorists such as John Walker Lindh, but said the FBI is tracking a changing terror threat across the board.

White House Announces $16 Billion In Aid To Farmers Hurt By China Trade Dispute

Politics | | May 23 2019, 10:40 AM

The U.S. agricultural sector has been hit hard by the trade conflict with China. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says some of the aid money will be used to build markets elsewhere.

McDonald's Protests Over Sexual Harassment Grow As Shareholders Meet | | May 23 2019, 10:00 AM

Protests against alleged sexual harassment of McDonald's employees are planned for 13 cities Thursday. And Democratic presidential hopefuls are targeting the company's shareholder meeting in Dallas.

'The Queen' Reveals The Story Of The Woman Who Became A Symbol Of Welfare Fraud | | May 23 2019, 10:00 AM

Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light — and then-candidate Ronald Reagan turned her into the Welfare Queen.

How The Fight For Religious Freedom Has Fallen Victim To The Culture Wars

US & World | | May 23 2019, 4:40 AM

Disputes over LGBT rights and religion's role in public life have derailed a previously non-partisan movement.

'Thank God We're OK.' Migrants Tell Of Conditions In A Texas CBP Holding Facility

US & World | | May 23 2019, 4:40 AM

The facility was shut down for 24 hours after a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died in a holding cell. 32 migrants were later identified as positive for influenza and were given medical treatment.

Climate Change Is Stealing This City's Beach. They're Fighting Back With Million Dollar Sand Dunes | | May 23 2019, 7:30 AM

Rising sea levels and intense storms have exacerbated the dangers of natural erosion, and the fact that we've built homes and infrastructure right up against it means that it's a huge concern.

Episode 14: Reem | | May 23 2019, 7:27 AM

Chef Reem Assil owns Reem’s California and Dyafa, two popular middle eastern eateries in Oakland. But growing up, she had a knack for filmmaking, and at 12 years old she premiered her first (and only) film on her local public access station.

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As Listings Rise Nearing Market Peak, A Check-In On SoCal Housing Market Heading Into Summer

| May 23 2019, 10:44 AM

Southern California’s much-maligned housing market may finally be nearing the breaking point as we head towards the summer months, often considered a hot time to buy a house.

Interview with Governor Newsom After SB 50

| May 23 2019, 9:53 AM

Gov. Gavin Newsom has launched a task force to find solutions amid a housing crisis in the most populous state.

The World’s Greatest Gate Crasher Lives Like A Millionaire Without Spending A Penny

| May 23 2019, 9:45 AM

Every Angeleno has a story about a celebrity sighting or encounter in Los Angeles - but few come close to Dion Rich’s, the self-proclaimed “world’s greatest gate-crasher.”

Climate Change Could Make LA’s June Gloom Disappear – And It’s Not A Good Thing

| May 23 2019, 9:43 AM

We all hate June Gloom and May Gray – but before you jump for joy at the idea of an even sunnier Southern California, skipping those months of cloud cover would be detrimental to the planet.

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