Archive for January 23rd, 2020

Psychologist Who Helped Create Interrogation Methods Says CIA May Have Gone Too Far | | January 23 2020, 11:00 PM

James Mitchell testified at a trial at Guantanamo that a man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse.

Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

US & World | | January 23 2020, 6:20 PM

She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. "I said, 'No, no,' but there was not much I could do at that point," Sciorra said.

The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight | | January 23 2020, 6:00 PM

The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed) | | January 23 2020, 4:40 PM

When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.

Tech Companies Take A Leading Role In Warning Of Foreign Cyber Threats | | January 23 2020, 3:40 PM

U.S. cybersecurity firms are making headlines with reports of online attacks by Russia and other foreign actors. Why are tech companies taking the lead, rather than the U.S. government?

MAP: Confirmed Cases Of Wuhan Coronavirus | | January 23 2020, 3:40 PM

A look at the cities, provinces and countries where the newly identified Wuhan coronavirus has spread.

Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2020, 3:40 PM

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

Don't Be Like Jeff Bezos. Here's How To Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers | | January 23 2020, 2:40 PM

The world's richest man and high-tech mastermind, Jeff Bezos, allegedly was hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. What do you need to know to protect your phone from perhaps less royal attacks?

Trump Administration Targets 'Birth Tourism' With New Visa Rule

US & World | | January 23 2020, 2:00 PM

Saying "birth tourism poses risks to national security," the State Department tells consular officials to deny a visa if they believe a potential visitor has the "primary purpose" of giving birth.

Can Airport Screening Help Stop The Spread Of Wuhan Coronavirus?

Health | | January 23 2020, 12:40 PM

A new illness is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, including one confirmed case in the U.S. As airports ramp up screening efforts, public health experts question if they help.

'Nora From Queens' Is, And Is Not, Awkwafina | | January 23 2020, 10:20 AM

Awkwafina's career has ranged from rap to Crazy Rich Asians to a Golden Globe for The Farewell. Now, she's putting down a lot of her old habits in a new Comedy Central series.

Impeachment Trial Day 3: Democrats Continue Their Case For Removing Trump From Office

Politics | | January 23 2020, 8:40 AM

On Thursday, House Democrats are expected to outline how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

Most Americans Are Lonely, And Our Workplace Culture May Not Be Helping

Health | | January 23 2020, 5:00 AM

A new survey of 10,000 Americans finds 61% of us are lonely. Young people, men and those new at their jobs are some of the hardest hit.

Federal Government May Tighten Restrictions On Service Animals On Planes | | January 23 2020, 4:20 AM

One of the biggest changes is that the Department of Transportation would no longer require airlines to consider emotional support animals as service animals, as they have in the past.

Supreme Court Could Be Headed To A Major Unraveling Of Public School Funding

Crime & Justice | | January 23 2020, 4:00 AM

At Wednesday's arguments, a majority of the justices suggested a major expansion of public funding for parochial schools.

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Revealed Colors Unseeable By The Human Eye. It Retires Next Week | | January 23 2020, 7:15 AM

The space-based observatory helped to identify the most distant galaxy observed to date.

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FilmWeek: ‘The Gentlemen,’ ‘The Turning,’ ‘My Name Is Myeisha’ and more

| January 23 2020, 1:24 PM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

KPCC FilmWeek Critic Peter Rainer Checks In From 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

| January 23 2020, 1:20 PM

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off last week and wraps up this Saturday in Santa Barbara.

Previewing Sundance Film Festival 2020 As It Kicks Off In Park City

| January 23 2020, 1:14 PM

15,100 films.That’s how many films were submitted to be in the annual Sundance Film Festival, which gets underway this weekend in the ski resort town of Park City, Utah.

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Impeachment Day 3: Dems Recap Evidence

| January 23 2020, 9:06 AM

The Senate impeachment trial goes into Day 3 as the House prosecution team continues to make their case for impeachment.

Federal Proposal Could Allow Airlines To Bar Emotional Support Animals From Flying

| January 23 2020, 8:54 AM

Do you think all emotional support animals should be allowed to fly? The Department of Transportation is considering changes to the rules that would allow airlines to ban emotional support animals and only allow service dogs trained to do specific tasks for those with disabilities on board.

Public Officials Make Changes Regarding Background Checks and Security Deposits For Renters

| January 23 2020, 8:42 AM

Security deposits and background checks can be problemsome for renters. Large cash-only security deposits on top of first month’s rent can make it difficult for people to round up all the funds needed.

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