Archive for June 25th, 2019

Robert Mueller To Testify In Open Hearings On July 17 Before House Committees

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 8:40 PM

The Judiciary and Intelligence Committee chairmen announced that, after being subpoenaed, the Russian investigation special counsel agreed to appear at separate hearings on the same day.

'Cocaine King Of Milan' On The Run After Uruguay Jailbreak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 6:00 PM

One of the world's most wanted drug traffickers, Rocco Morabito, and three other inmates made a brazen escape from a prison in Montevideo Sunday, climbing through a hole in the roof.

Europe's Top Human Rights Organization Restores Russia's Voting Rights

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 5:20 PM

The Kremlin calls it "a victory of common sense." It is also a big step forward for Moscow to normalize relations with European member states after annexing Crimea in 2014.

Medal Of Honor Awarded To Iraq War Veteran

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 4:40 PM

Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia received the nation's highest medal for heroism for saving his squad in Fallujah, Iraq. Bellavia is the first living veteran of that war to be so honored.

Driver In Crash That Killed 7 Motorcyclists Pleads Not Guilty

US & World | | June 25 2019, 4:20 PM

Prosecutors say that Volodymyr Zhukovskyy was driving a pickup truck and veered over the center line of a rural road in New Hampshire, striking and killing a group of cyclists.

'Endgame' Nears All-Time Record, And The Age Of The Disney Mega-Blockbuster Is Upon Us

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 3:40 PM

Critic Bob Mondello reviews the history of movie blockbusters and tracks how Disney's ownership of mega-blockbusting franchises is reshaping the multiplex.

Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Offender Plea Deal Must Stand, Federal Prosecutors Say

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 3:00 PM

Attorneys representing sex abuse victims have argued for years that their clients weren't informed of the once-secret deal beforehand or given the opportunity to testify about it in court.

Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Plans To Step Down

US & World | | June 25 2019, 1:00 PM

John Sanders is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, two officials said. The move comes after hundreds of children were removed from a facility without adequate food and sanitation.

Comic Ramy Youssef On Being An 'Allah Carte' Muslim: 'You Sit In Contradictions'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 12:40 PM

In the semi-autobiographical show, Ramy, Youssef plays a practicing Muslim who's torn between his faith and his desire to fit in. "Everyone has a code," he says of the compromises his character makes.

Trump Says 'Any Attack' By Iran Would Be Met With 'Overwhelming Force'

Politics | | June 25 2019, 12:40 PM

"In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration," President Trump tweeted. The U.S. slapped additional sanctions on Iran on Monday after Trump opted against a military strike last week.

Catholic School Fires Gay Teacher To Stay In Indianapolis Archdiocese

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 12:40 PM

The school says not terminating the teacher would have resulted in "our forfeiting our Catholic identity." Last week, a nearby Jesuit school decided to split with the archdiocese instead.

FedEx Sues U.S. Commerce Department Over Export Controls In Huawei Dispute

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 11:20 AM

FedEx has been caught up in the conflict between the Trump administration and Huawei Technologies. Now, the shipper is suing the government to block it from enforcing export regulations against FedEx.

LA Supes Fund Body Cams for Sheriff's Dept., But Timing Of Deployment Still Unclear

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 10:49 AM

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allocate another $10 million for the Sheriff's Department to place body cameras on deputies. But it remains unclear when that will actually happen.

LA Sheriff's Dept. Drafting Policy On Deputy Cliques

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 10:48 AM

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says it's drafting a policy to address deputy cliques, some of which have been found to promote misconduct and even violence.

The Ryan Twyman Shooting Raises Questions About LA Sheriff's Policy On Shooting At Cars

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 10:47 AM

When two L.A. Sheriff's deputies shot and killed Ryan Twyman as he slowly drove his car in reverse earlier this month, they may have been violating a strict policy instituted by the department three years ago. Deputies are essentially prohibited from shooting at moving vehicles unless a weapon is present. No gun was found in Twyman's car. KPCC's Frank Stoltze dives into the evolution of the policy about shooting at moving cars.

Lots Of Unanswered Questions In Fatal Costco Shooting

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 10:45 AM

There are still lots of unanswered questions four days after an off-duty LAPD officer fatally shot a 32-year-old mentally impaired man after he allegedly attacked him inside a Costco in Corona.

Long Beach Poly HS Honors Longtime Music Director

Education | | June 25 2019, 10:29 AM

Students, alumni, faculty, friends and family gathered on the school quad Sunday to celebrate Andy Osman, who retired after being diagnosed with cancer.

Florida Deciding Whether To Prosecute Woman Who Turned In Estranged Husband's Guns

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 10:20 AM

Her husband was jailed overnight after police said he rammed his vehicle into hers. She was jailed for six days after she allegedly broke into his home, took his guns and gave them to law enforcement.

Analysis: The Politics Of National Humiliation In The Trump-Xi Meeting

US & World | | June 25 2019, 8:00 AM

Under the Communist Party's ideological reeducation of China's population, humiliation by foreign powers forms an emotional underpinning of the country's national identity.

Why Californians With Severe Mental Illness Are Caught Cycling From Prison To The Streets

Health | | June 25 2019, 7:00 AM

Our reporter spent ten months following the story of a young woman living with mental illness.

How To Start A Revolution

Politics | | June 25 2019, 6:20 AM

Revolutions don't just happen. A data-driven approach to studying activism suggests two characteristics can vastly increase chances of success.

'A Lot Of Gray Area': A Legal Expert Explains 'How To Read The Constitution'

Crime & Justice | | June 25 2019, 4:40 AM

Inspired by the challenges to the current presidential administration, law professor Kim Wehle has written a guide to the founding document — and its susceptibility to interpretation.

Redemption After #MeToo?

US & World | | June 25 2019, 4:20 AM

A growing number of high-profile men brought down by the #MeToo movement are now attempting to make a comeback, stirring debate on second chances for those who have lost their jobs.

7 Policy Questions Ahead Of The 1st Democratic Presidential Debates

Politics | | June 25 2019, 4:00 AM

It's not just "Medicare-for-all" or the Green New Deal that will spark differences among candidates. Trade marks a big divide wedged by the Trump agenda. And what would each tackle first as president?

Why Californians With Severe Mental Illness Are Caught Cycling From Prison To The Streets

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 25 2019, 6:26 AM

Our reporter spent ten months following the story of a young woman living with a severe mental illness.

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The Forces Pulling At Both Sides As Democrats Debate How To Address Worsening Conditions For Migrant Children Held At Southern Border

| June 25 2019, 9:46 AM

With a vote planned for today on a funding bill that would send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico, and some within their ranks dissenting over how the funding might be used

Your Big, Fat, Expensive Wedding? There’s A Loan For That

| June 25 2019, 9:36 AM

Is your dream school out of your price range? Do you need to expand or improve your home? Are you struggling to afford the perfect wedding? Don’t worry – there’s a loan for that.

Comparing Democratic Candidates’ Student Loan Forgiveness Plans. Plus, Are Any Of Them Feasible?

| June 25 2019, 9:35 AM

On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt, paid for by a tax on Wall Street speculation.

PTSD, Harassment And Health Hazards: Inside The Working Conditions of Facebook’s Content Moderation Centers

| June 25 2019, 9:17 AM

In 2017, Facebook began opening content moderation sites in cities across America including Phoenix, Austin, and Tampa, with the ambitious objective of improving their moderation accuracy by delegating moderation duties to people familiar with American culture and slang.

With Supreme Court Ruling On Census Question Coming Soon, A Look At Its Potential Effects On California

| June 25 2019, 9:12 AM

It’s impossible to predict exactly when, but Supreme Court watchers and Americans across the country are anxiously awaiting a ruling in Department of Commerce v. New York

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