Archive for February 13th, 2020

U.S. Prosecutors Hit Huawei With New Federal Charges

Crime & Justice | | February 13 2020, 5:40 PM

The Department of Justice is accusing the Chinese telecom giant of racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. companies. The Trump administration has security concerns about Huawei.

Would The U.S. Health System Be Ready For A Surge In Coronavirus Cases?

Health | | February 13 2020, 3:00 PM

So far, only 15 cases of coronavirus disease have been identified in the U.S. But if large numbers of people were to suddenly get infected, would hospitals be prepared to cope?

Yovanovitch Says State Department 'Is In Trouble' And Leaders Lack 'Moral Clarity'

US & World | | February 13 2020, 12:40 PM

"Foreign service officers are wondering if it is safe to express concerns about policy, even behind closed doors," the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine said during remarks at Georgetown University.

Houston Astros Apologize For Sign-Stealing, But Provide Fuel For Critics

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 13 2020, 12:20 PM

The apology seemed to be an attempt to turn the page for the embattled team amid criticism that the punishment meted out by the league was too light given the scale and longevity of the cheating.

'Miami Herald,' 'Kansas City Star' Publisher McClatchy Files For Bankruptcy

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 13 2020, 9:00 AM

The company, which operates 30 newsrooms in 14 states, announced a Chapter 11 restructuring. Saddled with debt and pension obligations, McClatchy said it will operate as normal during the process.

How Not To Get Sick On A Plane: A Guide To Avoiding Pathogens

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 13 2020, 8:20 AM

Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.

Sudan Says It Is Settling Lawsuit From Families And Victims Of USS Cole Attack

Crime & Justice | | February 13 2020, 8:20 AM

The move is aimed at helping Sudan get off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. The bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 killed 17 people aboard the ship.

Harvard, Yale Targets Of Education Department Probe Into Foreign Donations

Education | | February 13 2020, 6:40 AM

The Ivy League schools have been singled out in a federal crackdown on institutions of higher learning for allegedly not reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign donations.

Centrist Democrats See Hope In 2020 Race Even As Sanders Leads

Politics | | February 13 2020, 4:40 AM

Some Democrats say the success of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, in New Hampshire signals a growing energy among moderates. Others worry about a divided focus.

Iowa Caucus Meltdown Proved Transparency Is Essential, Election-Watchers Say

Politics | | February 13 2020, 4:20 AM

Secrecy was the strategy for Iowa Democrats when it came to planning the caucus process. Experts say now that decision compounded an environment ripe for manipulation.

Parents Of Young Kids: California Wants To Give You Money

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 13 2020, 7:00 AM

if you're the parent of a young child in California filing this year, you could receive up to an additional $1,000 back. That's on top of existing Earned Income Tax Credits which could net you hundreds - or thousands - of dollars (more on that later).

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Sheriff Alex Villanueva Responds On Measure R Debate

| February 13 2020, 10:44 AM

Los Angeles County will vote on Measure R on March 3.

AirTalk Listeners, How Much Do Political Endorsements Matter To You?

| February 13 2020, 9:48 AM

Democratic presidential hopefuls have been trying all sorts of tactics to make themselves stand out in a crowded field—campaign events, advertisements, and social media.

Debating Measure R: Expanding Civilian Oversight Of LA Sheriff’s Department

| February 13 2020, 9:33 AM

On March 3, Los Angeles County will vote on Measure R, which would give the L.A. Sheriff Department’s civilian oversight board increased subpoena power.

The Denkmann Report: Checking In On Race For Katie Hill’s CA-25 Seat, A Rematch In LA City Council District 12 And More

| February 13 2020, 9:27 AM

California’s primary is less than a month away, and there’s a lot of information for voters to process before the polls open.

McClatchy, Owner Of Sacramento Bee And Other Papers, Files For Bankruptcy

| February 13 2020, 9:18 AM

The publisher of theSacramento Bee, the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Roses Smell Good. Chocolates Are Sweet. But What's The Most Romantic Valentine's Gesture You've Ever Received?

| February 13 2020, 9:08 AM

For people who celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s a special time to celebrate our significant others and show them how much we love them. Some people take it further and try to sweep their sweethearts off their feet.

Stuck: KPCC’s Investigation Into A Southern California Rental Empire

| February 13 2020, 9:05 AM

Virtually unknown to his tenants or the public, Mike Nijjar is one of the biggest landlords in the state. Companies he is connected to make up a vast rental empire centered in some of the poorest parts of Southern California.

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