Archive for June 12th, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Approves Funds For Sept. 11 First Responders

US & World | | June 12 2019, 8:20 PM

The measure is expected to pass the full House. The fund established to compensate sick and dying Sept. 11 first responders is nearing depletion with about 19,000 unpaid claims to address.

Citizenship Question Lawsuit Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court To Delay Ruling

US & World | | June 12 2019, 8:20 PM

In a last-minute request, plaintiffs' attorneys led by the ACLU are asking the justices to wait to rule on the census question in light of documents that show an alleged Trump administration cover-up.

Blue Ribbon Panel Calls For Independent Oversight Of LA Probation Department

Crime & Justice | | June 12 2019, 7:30 PM

A blue ribbon panel says L.A. County should create an independent commission to oversee its long-troubled Probation Department. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze discusses what he says would be a significant development.

Suspect Arrested In Shooting Of Off-Duty LA Sheriff's Deputy

Crime & Justice | | June 12 2019, 7:28 PM

Police Tuesday arrested a suspect who allegedly shot an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the head Monday, and they now believe he fatally shot another man less than an hour earlier.

Blue Ribbon Panel Pitches Supervisors On Alternatives To Incarceration

Crime & Justice | | June 12 2019, 7:26 PM

A blue-ribbon panel Tuesday pitched the L.A. County Board of Supervisors on an ambitious overhaul of the county's criminal justice system that would focus on alternatives to incarceration.

FBI Probing Why Some U.S. Tourists Have Died Mysteriously In The Dominican Republic

US & World | | June 12 2019, 7:20 PM

There are similarities in the rash of deaths. Most are described as happening suddenly, and several after an alcoholic drink.

6 Suspects Detained In Shooting Of Former Baseball Star David Ortiz | | June 12 2019, 6:20 PM

Dominican Republic authorities say security video footage indicates a plot to kill the popular retired slugger. Ortiz is reported to be recuperating in a Boston hospital where he was flown.

The Swap: Less Processed Meat, More Plant-Based Foods May Boost Longevity | | June 12 2019, 5:40 PM

A new study of 80,000 people finds that those who ate the most red meat — especially processed meats such as bacon and hot dogs — had a higher risk of premature death compared with those who ate less.

Spain's Soccer League Fined For Using App To Spy On Fans In Fight To Curb Piracy | | June 12 2019, 5:20 PM

The country's data protection agency said La Liga's popular app was systematically accessing phones' microphones and geolocation data to find out which bars were showing unlicensed match broadcasts.

The Bruins And Blues Have Just One Game To Decide Who Lifts Lord Stanley's Cup | | June 12 2019, 3:00 PM

Each team has played more than 100 games. Yet it all comes down to Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. The rubber match caps perhaps the most surprising NHL postseason in recent memory.

Justice Dept. Cites Executive Privilege In Keeping Census Documents From Democrats

Politics | | June 12 2019, 1:20 PM

As Congress was holding a hearing on contempt for two Cabinet secretaries, the Justice Department said that it would not surrender materials sought by oversight committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.

Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

Politics | | June 12 2019, 12:40 PM

The White House tells NPR it is willing to talk with MLB about letting Cuban players play in the U.S. without defecting, but the administration wants the league's help with the crisis in Venezuela.

Sara Netanyahu Agrees To Pay $15,000 Over $100,000 Catering Scandal

US & World | | June 12 2019, 12:20 PM

The wife of Israel's prime minister will pay the money as part of a plea deal. She was accused of ordering meals from fancy restaurants on the public's dime for years even though she had a cook.

'One Giant Leap' Explores The Herculean Effort Behind The 1969 Moon Landing | | June 12 2019, 11:40 AM

Fifty years after Apollo 11's historic moon landing, journalist Charles Fishman tells the story the 410,000 men and women who helped make the mission a success.

'Unraveling' Sings A Cohesive, Unsettling Song | | June 12 2019, 6:20 AM

Brian Evenson's new collection brings together stories that have appeared in literary fiction, speculative fiction and horror publications — and yet they flow together into a disturbing whole.

Reports Find Health Workers Still Aren't Alerting Police Regarding Likely Elder Abuse

Health | | June 12 2019, 5:20 AM

Workers in nursing homes, hospital ERs and other health facilities are required by law to notify police whenever they notice likely signs of physical or sexual abuse. But that's often not happening.

A student and a teacher: The struggles of being undocumented in California | | June 12 2019, 5:00 AM

About 27,000 undocumented high school students will graduate in California this year. They face uncertain futures.

Why Food Reformers Have Mixed Feelings About Eco-Labels | | June 12 2019, 4:40 AM

Grocery stores are full of food with labels that appeal to a consumer's ideals, like organic, cage-free or Fair Trade. But there's often a gap between what they seem to promise and what they deliver.

Report: Russia Exploits Western Legal Systems, Institutions To Its Advantage | | June 12 2019, 4:20 AM

The U.S.-based Free Russia Foundation accuses Russia of "infiltrating the fabric of democracy," using international law and accounting firms, think tanks and institutions.

More Wildfires Bring Focus On How All That Smoke May Harm Firefighters

Environment & Science | | June 12 2019, 4:00 AM

Wildland firefighters face a growing danger from smoke, as wildfires become more frequent and intense. It's a hazard that scientists and fire agencies are only beginning to understand.

Southern Baptists Vote To Hold Churches More Accountable For Mishandling Abuse Claims | | June 12 2019, 3:20 AM

At their annual meeting held in Birmingham, Ala., the Southern Baptist Convention approved changes making it clear that individual churches can be expelled for covering up abuse cases.

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Guess Which State First Passed A Chemical Castration Law That Alabama Is Copying? California

| June 12 2019, 9:57 AM

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole.

LA City Council Voted Against Loosening Car Impounding Restrictions

| June 12 2019, 9:48 AM

Skyrocketing rents and stagnant wages have left California in an unprecedented housing crisis.There are about 60,000 people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles alone, of which 16,500 live out of their vehicles.

The Best Museums You Have Ever Visited

| June 12 2019, 9:25 AM

We’ve all heard of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. and the Louvre in Paris – but there are plenty of museums that don’t gain international recognition, and they might just be worth a visit.

The Navy’s Draft Guidelines On Reporting UFOs — And No, They’re Not Necessarily From Outer Space

| June 12 2019, 9:17 AM

In April, it was reported that the U.S. Navy was creating guidelines for pilots for how to report sightings of unidentified aircrafts, or UFOs.

Sure, It’ll Get You From A To B, But How Does GPS Impact Your Brain And Sense Of Place

| June 12 2019, 9:12 AM

If you ask someone for directions to a location, they’ll probably look at you with puzzlement and give you an address you can plug in to your GPS instead.

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