Archive for June 19th, 2019

4 Suspects Named And Face Murder Charges In Flight MH17 Shootdown

US & World | | June 19 2019, 11:40 PM

The Dutch-led investigation accused three Russians and one Ukrainian of being involved in the 2014 incident, which claimed 298 lives. Court hearings are set to begin next March.

Pilots Criticize Boeing, Saying 737 MAX 'Should Never Have Been Approved'

US & World | | June 19 2019, 11:00 PM

Pilots criticize Boeing and the FAA, calling for simulator training, saying the 737 MAX "Was fatally flawed and should never have been approved."

72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts

Crime & Justice | | June 19 2019, 9:20 PM

Police officials in Philadelphia are describing the action as the largest removal of officers from the street in recent memory.

Putting A Price On Chat: Slack Is Going Public At $16 Billion Value | | June 19 2019, 5:40 PM

In just five years, Slack has grown to more than 10 million users and become a verb in the process. "I'll Slack you" is shorthand for sending a message via the chat platform. Now it's going public.

U.N. Report Implicates Saudi Crown Prince In Killing Of Jamal Khashoggi

US & World | | June 19 2019, 4:40 PM

After a five-month probe of Khashoggi's death, a special U.N. investigator concluded it was "inconceivable that an operation of this scale could be implemented without the Crown Prince being aware."

There's More To Look Forward To After Peaking Professionally | | June 19 2019, 4:40 PM

Social scientist Arthur Brooks set out to figure out how life after 50 can be more professionally fulfilling. His advice? "Stop being an innovator and start being an instructor."

Guatemalans living in L.A. vote in national elections from local consulate | | June 19 2019, 4:14 PM

Guatemalans living in the U.S. voted at consulates here for the first time.

CA Rents Are More Expensive Than Just About Anywhere Else

Business & Economy | | June 19 2019, 4:10 PM

Californians have to earn nearly $35 an hour in order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment and still have enough left over for other expenses.

Judge's Order Sets Up Potential New Block Against Census Citizenship Question

US & World | | June 19 2019, 3:20 PM

The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the Trump administration's plans for a citizenship question. But an order by a federal judge in Maryland could complicate the question's legal fate.

NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Found Guilty Of All Charges In Sex Cult Case

Crime & Justice | | June 19 2019, 2:20 PM

The secretive group espoused a philosophy of self-help but was accused of recruiting women as sex slaves. Charges against Raniere, known as "Vanguard," included sex trafficking and racketeering.

When Surgeons Are Abrasive To Coworkers, Patients' Health May Suffer

Health | | June 19 2019, 12:00 PM

A new study shows a link between how surgeons act around coworkers and their patients' outcomes. Turns out rudeness and other unprofessional behavior isn't just obnoxious, it may be dangerous.

Who In The House Is Calling For Impeachment?

Politics | | June 19 2019, 11:40 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposes launching an impeachment probe now, arguing it's divisive and requires overwhelming public support. But a growing segment of her caucus is calling for it.

Hope Hicks Testifies On President Trump's Potential Obstruction Of Justice

US & World | | June 19 2019, 11:00 AM

The former Trump aide's appearance before the Judiciary Committee is the first time an official from the White House agreed to show up. But Democrats say she is not answering their questions.

Native American Students Struggle to Access Higher Education

Education | | June 19 2019, 10:50 AM

Only 1,100 of the 280,000 students in the University of California system are Native American. With few role models, it's an uphill climb to obtain a degree.

Regular Old Sci-Fi Not Weird Enough For You? Try 'FKA USA' | | June 19 2019, 10:00 AM

The pseudonymous Reed King's new novel is a loopy, violent, funny Technicolor road trip across a post-apocalyptic America. There are robots, talking goats, and even the occasional lone songbird.

Joy Harjo Becomes The First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate | | June 19 2019, 7:20 AM

A member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, the 68-year-old poet and musician says she bears "the honor on behalf of the people and my ancestors" and aims to serve as an "ambassador" of the art form.

The VA Is Using Video Games To Help Disabled Vets Recover And Reconnect

US & World | | June 19 2019, 6:00 AM

Some VA medical centers have realized that helping vets get back in the game can also help with their recovery.

From A Napkin To A White House Medal — The Path Of A Controversial Economic Idea | | June 19 2019, 5:00 AM

Art Laffer receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday. For decades, Laffer has promoted the idea that tax cuts pay for themselves, against all evidence to the contrary.

Nearly 71 Million People Forcibly Displaced Worldwide In 2018, U.N. Report Says

US & World | | June 19 2019, 5:00 AM

The record number headlined the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' annual "Global Trends" report published Wednesday, just a day before World Refugee Day.

Hong Kong Leaders Apologize For Extradition Bill As They Brace For More Protests | | June 19 2019, 4:00 AM

A day after Chief Executive Carrie Lam offered her mea culpa, two top advisers followed suit. But the apologies are unlikely to be enough to placate protesters.

Canada's Trudeau Approves Controversial Pipeline Expansion

US & World | | June 19 2019, 2:20 AM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first approved the project, which is opposed by many environmental groups, in 2016, but Tuesday's announcement means construction can begin later this year.

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LA City Considers Cleaning Up Its Homeless Encampment Cleanup Process. Here’s How It Might Change

| June 19 2019, 9:46 AM

Los Angeles city officials are looking at fine-tuning how waste at homelessness encampments are cleaned up by hiring more people to help with the process and re-targeting exactly when and how often certain areas get swept.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Call In And Tell Us About Your Hustle

| June 19 2019, 9:39 AM

Immigrants take big risks coming to California. When they get here, many decide to take another risk: launching their own company.

Before Thursday’s Assembly Committee Vote, A Look At The Amended Vaccine-Exemption State Bill

| June 19 2019, 9:20 AM

California public health officials would have oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.

With A Budget For The Next Three Years In Place, A Look At The Future Of LAUSD

| June 19 2019, 9:13 AM

The nation’s second-largest school district is at a crossroads.

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