Archive for July 15th, 2019

Trump Taps Health Care Expert As Acting Top White House Economist | | July 15 2019, 9:40 PM

President Trump has been expected to nominate Tomas Philipson as permanent chair of his Council of Economic Advisers. Philipson, an expert on health economics, succeeds Kevin Hassett.

New Law Allows Use Of Personal Carryout Containers

Environment & Science | | July 15 2019, 7:15 PM

Festival-goers and restaurant patrons will soon be able to bring their own reusable containers to carry out their favorite foods and beverages.

Hawaii Protesters Block Access Road To Stop Construction Of Massive Telescope | | July 15 2019, 6:00 PM

Native Hawaiians chained themselves to a grate in a road to stop work on the controversial Mauna Kea project on what they say is sacred land. Development is scheduled to begin this week.

More Than 1 Million People Agree To 'Storm Area 51,' But The Air Force Says Stay Home

US & World | | July 15 2019, 4:20 PM

The top-secret base is not accessible to the public, though it has become a tourist destination. The event began as an Internet joke, but some people apparently are really planning to attend.

2 Major Airlines Cancel Thousands Of Boeing Max Flights Through November | | July 15 2019, 4:00 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration found a new problem in Boeing's max plane last month, so it will like be several more months before the troubled plane is certified to fly passengers again.

Alan Turing, Computing Genius And WWII Hero, To Be On U.K.'s New 50-Pound Note | | July 15 2019, 2:00 PM

For decades, Turing's status as a giant in mathematics was largely unknown, thanks to the secrecy around his computer research and the social taboos about his sexuality.

More Kids Are Getting Placed In Foster Care Because Of Parents' Drug Use

Health | | July 15 2019, 11:20 AM

With drug use surging in the past decade and a half, many parents are losing custody of their kids. But is foster care the best solution?

U.S. Implementing '3rd Country' Rule On Central American Migrants Seeking Asylum

US & World | | July 15 2019, 9:00 AM

Immigrants who want to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border must first apply for refugee status in another country, according to a new rule that is set to take effect Tuesday.

Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

Health | | July 15 2019, 5:00 AM

Some parents swear by it. They say it's the only way they and their babies get any sleep. Others parents say it's harmful. So what does the science say? Here we separate fiction from fact.

North Carolina Gerrymandering Trial Could Serve As Blueprint For Other States

Politics | | July 15 2019, 4:20 AM

The case has the potential to significantly alter how political maps are established in North Carolina while serving as a blueprint for legal challenges in other states.

Democrats Have The Religious Left. Can They Win The Religious Middle? | | July 15 2019, 4:20 AM

Faith voters who have a mix of liberal and conservative values are up for grabs in the 2020 election. Democrats hope to win them over.

19 Awesome Events In Southern California This Week | | July 15 2019, 10:17 AM

The Mueller Report gets a read-a-thon. Benjamin Millepied choreographs Romeo and Juliet. Steve Martin, Martin Short, Rachel Bloom and Joel Kim Booster throw plenty of laughs our way. And Outfest L.A. begins its run.

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Immigration Round-Up: New Asylum Policy And Update On Expected ICE Raids

| July 15 2019, 10:06 AM

The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration.

Here’s Your Sign! AirTalk Listeners Share The Most Iconic Signs In Southern California

| July 15 2019, 9:46 AM

Some of them captivate us with their alluring neon glow as we whiz by them on the freeway. Others are just so big and in-your-face they can’t be avoided. And still others are unique or quirky enough that they’ve garnered their own local cult following.

ICE Use Of DMV Databases For Facial-Recognition Requests Draws Concern From Privacy Advocates

| July 15 2019, 9:32 AM

Federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI use driver’s license photos for facial-recognition requests, according to new research from the Georgetown Law School’s Center on Privacy and Technology.

Week In Politics: The ‘Go Back’ To Where You Came From Tweet, A Change In Asylum Law And More

| July 15 2019, 9:24 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

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