Archive for July 11th, 2019

Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate's Condition For Female Reporter: Bring A Man

US & World | | July 11 2019, 7:40 PM

"I did not want there to be a perception that I was riding with another female and that something promiscuous was going on or anything like that," Robert Foster told NPR.

Cutting Just 300 Calories Per Day May Keep Your Heart Healthy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 6:00 PM

That's the equivalent of about six standard Oreos. But this modest reduction in calories could have protective benefits for our hearts, a new study finds.

U.N. Human Rights Council To Investigate Abuses In Philippines' Antidrug War

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 5:20 PM

Human rights activists say as many as 27,000 people have died in the Philippine government's antidrug campaign.

The Best Medicine: Decoding The Hidden Meanings Of Laughter

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 5:20 PM

This week, a scientific look at what makes us laugh. Here's a hint — a lot of it isn't funny. We talk to neuroscientist (and stand up comedian) Sophie Scott.

Reckitt Benckiser Agrees To Pay $1.4 Billion In Opioid Settlement

US & World | | July 11 2019, 5:00 PM

The deal to resolve all U.S. federal investigations and claims is the biggest drug industry settlement so far stemming from the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

Harbor Commission Vote Speeds Plans To Automate Port Of L.A.

Business & Economy | | July 11 2019, 4:56 PM

Dockworkers came out in force to tell port commissioners that automation will threaten thousands of solid blue-collar jobs.

A Mix Of These Foods Could Restore Healthy Microbes In Malnourished Kids

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 4:40 PM

A paste made from chickpeas, soy, peanuts and bananas is the result of years of work studying the bacteria that live in the human gut.

Will Your Job Still Exist In 2030?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 4:00 PM

New research finds automation widening the gap between urban and rural areas and dramatically affecting people who didn't go to college or didn't finish high school.

As Its Drug Pricing Plans Fall Through, Trump Administration Turns To Congress To Act

Health | | July 11 2019, 3:40 PM

It was a tough week for the agency in charge of implementing Trump's ambitious plans to reduce drug costs. The administration rolled back one plan and had another shot down in court.

France Approves Tax On Big Tech, And U.S. Threatens To Retaliate

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 3:20 PM

French officials have been frustrated that digital companies have been able to avoid taxes by establishing their European headquarters in countries that offer corporations low tax rates.

Bet On The Bot: AI Beats The Professionals At 6-Player Texas Hold 'Em

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 2:40 PM

Six-player Texas Hold 'em has been too tough for a machine to master — until now. A bot named Pluribus crushed some of the world's best poker players using brash and unorthodox strategies.

From The Warehouse To IT: Amazon Offering 100,000 Workers Tech Training

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 2:20 PM

Amazon plans to invest $700 million to train a third of its U.S. workforce for higher-skilled jobs. The company acknowledged that workers could use their new skills to seek jobs outside Amazon.

U.K. Says Iran Tried To Intercept Tanker In Strait Of Hormuz; Tehran Denies It

US & World | | July 11 2019, 2:00 PM

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a commercial oil tanker on Wednesday before a British warship forced them back, according to the U.K. Defense Ministry.

Young Undocumented Californians Cheer Promise Of Health Benefits

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 2:00 PM

In January, California expects to enroll 138,000 undocumented, low-income residents under age 26 in the state's version of Medicaid. But young adults say their parents need health care coverage, too.

Trump Expected To Renew Push For Census Citizenship Question With Executive Action

US & World | | July 11 2019, 12:00 PM

After the Supreme Court ruled to keep a citizenship question off forms for the upcoming national head count, the Trump administration is now trying to add the question by taking executive action.

Could Mussels Teach Us How To Clean Up Oil Spills?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 10:40 AM

A review of "mussel-inspired chemistry" points to promising ways we can learn from mussels to clean up water.

Leaders From 13 States Urge Federal Court To Allow Supervised Injection Sites

Health | | July 11 2019, 6:20 AM

The Justice Department has mounted a legal challenge to block the effort, claiming such a site violates federal drug laws and would enable opioid users.

The Banditos And Other LA Sheriff's Deputy Groups Are Now Being Investigated By The FBI

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 3:45 PM

The FBI is asking about the Bandito hierarchy and recruitment practices, whether the clique encourages criminal conduct, and whether Banditos have planted drugs on suspects. They have also asked whether the sheriff himself is a member.

27 Awesome Events Happening In Southern California This Weekend

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | July 11 2019, 6:52 AM

The Lotus Festival blooms in Echo Park, a Roadhouse parody opens in Long Beach, and the Lucas Museum holds its first public event in Leimert Park.

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The CA Bill That Could Significantly Limit New Charter Schools In State

| July 11 2019, 9:46 AM

A controversial charter school regulation has been moving through the California legislature and was heard yesterday at the Senate Education Committee’s public hearing yesterday.

Bail Out Or Necessary Step? Debating The Wildfire-Related Utility Fund Bill

| July 11 2019, 9:41 AM

Governor Newsom has been pushing Assembly Bill 1054 to create a $21 billion wildfire fund to help utilities cover fire-related liabilities.

How ‘The Conservative Sensibility’ Brought America To This Political Moment

| July 11 2019, 9:37 AM

By many measures, political polarization has reached new heights in the United States, and arguably, the world.

Embryo Mix Up at SoCal Fertility Center Sheds Lights On Lack Of Regulations For Clinics Nationwide

| July 11 2019, 9:28 AM

A Southern California couple is suing a fertility clinic, claiming their embryo was mistakenly implanted in a New York woman, who gave birth to their son as well as a second boy belonging to another couple.

Let The Legal Challenges Begin: Trump To Issue Citizenship Question Exec Order

| July 11 2019, 9:24 AM

President Donald Trump is expected to announce new executive action Thursday during a news conference on the 2020 census and his push to include a citizenship question

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