Archive for January 17th, 2020

Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

Environment & Science | | January 17 2020, 7:20 PM

The court said the nearly two dozen young people who were trying to force action by the government on climate change did not have standing to sue. The judges said climate change is a political issue.

Defense Department To Overhaul Screening For Foreign Military Trainees

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 6:20 PM

Officials said they want to "ensure the program continues." To that end, the department has reviewed "how we can use our resources to do enhanced vetting."

Supreme Court To Hear 'Faithless Electors' Case

Politics | | January 17 2020, 5:40 PM

At issues are state attempts to penalize electoral college delegates who fail to vote for the presidential candidate they were pledged to support.

More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules

Health | | January 17 2020, 5:20 PM

The USDA proposed new rules to give school food administrators more flexibility and cut food waste. But critics argue the changes could pave the way for more pizza, burgers and French fries.

3 Alleged Members Of Hate Group 'The Base' Arrested In Georgia

Crime & Justice | | January 17 2020, 4:20 PM

This is the second trio of suspected members of The Base to be arrested this week. The group is trying to bring about the downfall of the U.S. government, according to law enforcement.

Supreme Court Takes Up Birth-Control Conscience Case

Politics | | January 17 2020, 4:00 PM

The high court will consider a case involving a challenge to a Trump administration rule that allows employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for religious or moral reasons.

U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base

US & World | | January 17 2020, 3:20 PM

Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

FBI Seizes Website Suspected Of Selling Access To Billions Of Pieces Of Stolen Data

Crime & Justice | | January 17 2020, 2:40 PM

The site weleakinfo.com is now down. The Justice Department says that for a fee, users could access stolen personal data names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses. Two people were arrested in Europe.

The Cost Of Free: Casper Pays A Price For Generous Mattress Returns

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 12:40 PM

Casper changed mattress shopping with the promise of a 100-night "risk-free" trial and easy returns. Now the cost of those returns is being scrutinized as the online company prepares to go public.

Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 9:40 AM

"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.

Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 8:20 AM

Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.

Vitamin Treatment For Sepsis Fails In Large Trial

Health | | January 17 2020, 7:40 AM

Hopes were high that a cocktail of vitamins and steroids could treat a deadly disease that kills some 270,000 Americans annually. Trial results were disappointing.

LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs

Business & Economy | | January 17 2020, 7:00 AM

TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.

New Figures Show Billionaire Candidates Spending Big, With Little Return

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 4:00 AM

Tom Steyer and Mike Bloomberg have used their own fortunes to outspend other candidates in the Democratic primary race. But so far, most voters aren't buying what they are selling.

Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Allegations Of Misconduct

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 1:40 AM

The organization that puts on the annual Grammy Awards says Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the organization.

30 Amazing Things To Do This MLK Weekend

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 17 2020, 11:03 AM

Eat your way through the long weekend as dine L.A. revs up. Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Get dressed to the nines for Dapper Day.

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Should CA Raise Taxes On Companies That Pay Executives Way More Than The Average Employee?

| January 17 2020, 9:45 AM

California is considering raising taxes on some of the country’s largest companies, but the size of the tax increase would depend on how much its highest-paid executive makes compared to its employees.

The Senate Impeachment Trial: What Can We Expect?

| January 17 2020, 9:35 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts led the swearing in of senators yesterday, officially kicking off the start of the senate impeachment trial. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

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FilmWeek: ‘Bad Boys For Life,’ ‘Dolittle,’ ‘Troop Zero’ and more

| January 17 2020, 9:48 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases.

With Intimacy Coordinators, Hollywood Addresses The Post-#MeToo Sex Scene

| January 17 2020, 9:21 AM

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the film and television industries have had to reckon with one of their most essential and troublesome elements: the sex scene.

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