Archive for January 14th, 2020

Study: Tinder, Grindr And Other Apps Share Sensitive Personal Data With Advertisers | | January 14 2020, 6:20 PM

Researchers in Norway say the data-sharing appears to violate European data privacy laws. In the U.S., groups are asking state and federal regulators to investigate whether the practices are illegal.

Commander Sworn In As First Member Of New Space Force | | January 14 2020, 5:20 PM

Promising to try to avert war from outer space through strength, Gen. John "Jay" Raymond was sworn in as the first commander of the newly created United States Space Force.

Canceling Student Debt Is Easier Than It Sounds

Education | | January 14 2020, 4:20 PM

A little-known provision allows the U.S. education secretary to erase student loan debt without going to Congress. Elizabeth Warren says, if elected president, she would put that provision to use.

World's Largest Asset Manager Puts Climate At The Center Of Its Investment Strategy | | January 14 2020, 2:40 PM

"We believe that sustainability should be our new standard for investing," BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says. The investment giant's move puts pressure on companies to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

Medicare for All? A Public Option? Health Care Terms, Explained

Health | | January 14 2020, 11:40 AM

Democratic presidential candidates and the pundits who discuss them throw out a lot of terms describing plans for a new and improved health care system. But what do they all mean?

Opinion: The Danger From Iran Didn't Die With Soleimani | | January 14 2020, 10:40 AM

We should be very worried about the new risks we will confront in a world where senior government officials are considered fair game, writes former diplomat Brett Bruen.

FDA Approves Drugs Faster Than Ever But Relies On Weaker Evidence, Researchers Find

Health | | January 14 2020, 10:20 AM

Changes in the way the Food and Drug Administration reviews new medicines means that there are more cures and treatments on the market. But there's also less proof the drugs are safe and effective.

House To Vote Wednesday To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate

Politics | | January 14 2020, 10:00 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed House Democrats of her plans in a closed door meeting Tuesday. Once the articles are sent to the Senate, President Trump's impeachment trial can begin.

Despite Election Security Fears, Iowa Caucuses Will Use New Smartphone App

Politics | | January 14 2020, 10:00 AM

The Iowa Democratic Party confirmed to Iowa Public Radio and NPR that it plans to use an Internet-based app to transmit results, but it declined to provide any more specifics or security details.

St. Louis Chief Prosecutor Accuses City, Police Union Of Racist Conspiracy In Lawsuit

US & World | | January 14 2020, 9:20 AM

Kim Gardner, the city's first black prosecutor, alleges the city, police union and others are trying to force her out of office and block her reform agenda.

The Past Year, And Decade, In Music Listening: Video Rules, The Boy's Club Remains | | January 14 2020, 8:40 AM

Two reports released recently shine a light on the decade-long trends shaping our relationships to listening, from the dominance of video to the vinyl "boom" that isn't quite.

Newsom's Plan For Early Childhood Education | | January 14 2020, 8:25 AM

Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed state spending plan Friday. The Governor is continuing his push to improve early childhood education and wants to establish a new Department of Early Childhood Development.

How Puberty, Pregnancy And Perimenopause Impact Women's Mental Health | | January 14 2020, 4:00 AM

NPR's Morning Edition explores the key reproductive shifts in women's lives — puberty, pregnancy and perimenopause — and how the changes during those times could impact mental and emotional health.

At Supreme Court, Another Potential Loss For Prosecutors Fighting Public Corruption

Crime & Justice | | January 14 2020, 4:00 AM

The "Bridgegate" scandal infuriated motorists and endangered public safety, but if the past is prologue, the high court could treat it as much ado about nothing.

Hopi Look To Tourism, Ranching For Income After Coal Power Plant Closure | | January 14 2020, 4:00 AM

The coal power plant that provided about 80% of the Hopi Nation's budget closed last month. Tribal leaders are now trying to figure out how to replace the revenue, which was their economic lifeline.

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As Amazon Brokers Deals With Top Authors, We Look At The Future Of Publishing

| January 14 2020, 10:08 AM

Amazon sealed the deal with top-selling author Dean Koontz, whose contract expired last year.

How A State Lawmaker’s New Proposal Could Address California’s Recycling Crisis

| January 14 2020, 9:52 AM

More than half of California’s recycling centers have closed in the past six years, creating a crisis for recycling in the state.

Astros, Red Sox Implicated In MLB Sign-Stealing Scandal, But Were The Dodgers And Their Fans Cheated Most Of All?

| January 14 2020, 9:44 AM

The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora could be next.

First Comes Love Then Comes The Epic Marriage Proposal. When Did Engagements Become So Elaborate?

| January 14 2020, 9:39 AM

It seems like everyone’s getting engaged these days.. or maybe the event is just getting more public. Between the ever-increasing grand marriage proposal and social media, these major life events are difficult to miss as you scroll through your Facebook or Instagram timeline.

Exploring The Legal And Practical Challenges Of Proposed Law To Ban Unsolicited Nude Photos

| January 14 2020, 9:34 AM

Unsolicited, lewd pictures have become one of the biggest nuisances that have risen with the internet age. As more people, especially women, fall victim to having unwarranted pictures surprise their inboxes, state lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands.

LAUSD Says Vaping Has Disrupted School, Which Is Why It’s Suing Juul

| January 14 2020, 9:29 AM

In October of 2019, a spate of school systems, including LAUSD, filed lawsuits against the e-cigarette company Juul, claiming that it targeted teenagers and created an epidemic that has drained schools of resources.

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