Archive for July 10th, 2019

Migrant Woman Testifies: My Child Died On What Is Mother's Day In My Country

US & World | | July 10 2019, 7:40 PM

Yazmin Juárez told lawmakers that her daughter died from a respiratory infection after getting inadequate medical care in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.

Ex-State Department Worker Gets 40 Months In Prison For Secret Dealings With China | | July 10 2019, 5:20 PM

Prosecutors say that over a span of five years, Chinese intelligence agents gave Candace Claiborne, then an office management specialist, lavish gifts in exchange for information.

President Trump Warns Of New Sanctions On Iran After Breaches Of Nuclear Deal | | July 10 2019, 4:40 PM

Trump's warning came after the U.S. urged a special meeting of a United Nations nuclear watchdog which monitors Iran's compliance with the agreement.

University of Texas-Austin Promises Free Tuition For Low Income Students In 2020

Education | | July 10 2019, 4:20 PM

The governing board voted to offer full tuition scholarships to in-state undergraduates whose families make $65,000 or less a year. They also extended financial assistance to middle class students.

At The T-Rex Races: On Your Mark, Get Set, Rawwrr!

US & World | | July 10 2019, 4:00 PM

The sight of fierce-looking dinosaurs bobbing down a groomed horse track has quickly become a crowd favorite at the Emerald Downs racetrack in Washington state.

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Defends His Handling Of Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal

Crime & Justice | | July 10 2019, 3:40 PM

Acosta is under scrutiny for the 2008 deal he oversaw when he was a U.S. attorney in Florida, now that prosecutors in New York have brought a new case in which Epstein could face 45 years in prison.

The Famous Big 5 Personality Test Might Not Reveal The True You

US & World | | July 10 2019, 3:40 PM

The survey gauges people on five traits. It's used to screen applicants for jobs and predict earning potential. But its accuracy may depend on whether you live in a rich country or a poor country.

Trump Administration Announces Plans To Shake Up The Kidney Care Industry

Health | | July 10 2019, 12:40 PM

President Trump has signed an executive order pushing for sweeping changes in the way kidney disease is treated.

Brazil Judge Orders Mining Company To Pay For Damage From Dam Disaster | | July 10 2019, 12:20 PM

Hundreds of people died when a ruptured dam unleashed a wave of mining waste in the town of Brumadinho in January. Mining giant Vale said it is committed to fixing the damage.

Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback? | | July 10 2019, 12:00 PM

We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.

'Heli-Tanker' Equipped To Fight Wildfires At Night

Local | | July 10 2019, 10:48 AM

The specially equipped helicopter holds 1,000 gallons of water and can refill from any source, like a river, a lake, or even a backyard pool.

The National Guard Is Heading To The U.S./Mexico Border To Help Move Trucks Through Faster

US & World | | July 10 2019, 10:45 AM

A thousand National Guard troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump’s immigration crackdown -- traffic jams that are slowing international commerce.

Instagram To Flag Hateful Comments Before You Send Them | | July 10 2019, 10:20 AM

Instagram is rolling out a feature that will notify users when their comments may contain harmful or offensive content, then give them the opportunity to undo the posts before other users see them.

Fed Chairman Powell Hints At Interest Rate Cut; Stocks Rally | | July 10 2019, 9:20 AM

The Federal Reserve chairman is testifying before Congress this week about challenges the economy faces. Stocks rallied in anticipation the central bank will lower interest rates later this month.

Cory Booker Wants To Block The Use Of Census Citizenship Data To Draw Voting Districts

US & World | | July 10 2019, 8:20 AM

Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential hopeful, is introducing a bill that would prevent a transformation of the redistricting process that he says could give Republicans a political advantage.

Student Debt Forgiveness Sounds Good. What Might Happen If The Government Did It?

Education | | July 10 2019, 5:00 AM

It could boost the economy, but experts say that not all plans to wipe out student debt increase racial and economic equity.

As Investigations Ramp Up, Trump Has Expanded White House Counsel's Office

Politics | | July 10 2019, 4:20 AM

For the first time, President Trump is spending more on staff than Barack Obama did during his final year as president.

Years After Sexual Assault, Survivors Hounded To Pay Bills For The Rape Kit Exam

Health | | July 10 2019, 4:00 AM

Under federal law, people sexually assaulted don't have to pay for their medical forensic exams. Yet some have trouble getting the hospitals or collection agencies to stop dunning them for payment.

California First State To Offer Health Benefits To Adult Undocumented Immigrants

Politics | | July 10 2019, 3:00 AM

Expanding health benefits to more undocumented immigrants was praised by state Democrats, but some Republicans worried about California becoming a "magnet" for migrants in search of coverage.

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Why Two Earthquakes Of A Similar Magnitude Can Feel So Different

| July 10 2019, 9:59 AM

On July 4th, Southern California was hit by an earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude, which was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.1 a day later.

Drawing The Line: Consent In Modern Dating

| July 10 2019, 9:27 AM

Dating in 2019 is arguably quite different from dating in 2016, before the #metoo movement took a global stage.

Bill To Expand EV Rebates Aims To Jolt Sales And Fight Climate Change, But Will It Make More Californians Go Electric?

| July 10 2019, 9:24 AM

California Assemblyman Phil Ting has proposed a bill that he hopes will help the state stay on track with its goals to fight climate change and help more Californians take advantage of the state’s rebate program for electric vehicles.

Earthquake Insurance 101: We Answer Your Questions And Confusions

| July 10 2019, 9:17 AM

With the recent Ridgecrest earthquakes, you might be giving earthquake insurance more serious consideration

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