Archive for March 12th, 2018

$2.7 million settlement in traffic stop killing by LA Sheriff’s deputy

Crime & Justice | | March 12 2018, 11:45 PM

Deputy Nathan Gillespie said he shot Miguel Hernandez because he feared he was reaching for a gun. But officials say Gillespie failed to call for backup or take time to assess the situation.

GOP says there was no collusion between Trump and Russia

Politics | | March 12 2018, 10:34 PM

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report that says, "We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings."

Deadly Austin package explosions are probably connected

Crime & Justice | | March 12 2018, 10:20 PM

In the last two weeks, three package bombs have killed two people in Texas. Police say the blasts have marked similarities.

Trump says we need tariffs to protect vital industries. Do we?

Business & Economy | | March 12 2018, 10:14 PM

Trump says the steel and aluminum industries are critical for national security purposes. But global supply chains make it tough for the U.S. to go it alone.

US sets new record for censoring, withholding government files

US & World | | March 12 2018, 9:15 PM

The Associated Press analysis of new data cover eight months under President Donald Trump, the first hints about how his administration complies with the Freedom of Information Act.

40 years of experience walks out the door of the Justice Department

Politics | | March 12 2018, 8:56 PM

Douglas Letter retired from the Justice Department after four decades of defending administration policies, no matter whether Democrats or Republicans have been in charge.

Stormy Daniels offers to pay back 'hush money'

Politics | | March 12 2018, 8:31 PM

The adult film actress says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 then signed an NDA before the 2016 election. The President's lawyers have until Tuesday to respond.

New housing grows fastest in SoCal's most fire-prone areas

Environment & Science | | March 12 2018, 7:59 PM

Homes are being built rapidly on the edges of cities, where the risk of wildfire is greatest — and in areas that have already burned.

Joaquin Avila, architect of the California Voting Rights Act, has died

US & World | | March 12 2018, 6:27 PM

Avila was a point man in the Hispanic civil rights battle and argued voting rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was 69.

5 things to watch for during President Trump's first visit to California

Local | | March 12 2018, 4:36 PM

The visit comes one week after the Trump administration sued California over its sanctuary policies, just the latest in many political and legal skirmishes between Washington and California since Trump took office.

A rocky appearance for Betsy DeVos on '60 Minutes'

Education | | March 12 2018, 3:33 PM

The controversial education secretary repeated her support for arming teachers and appeared unable to answer some questions about schools in her home state.

Hearts get 'younger,' even at middle age, with exercise

Health | | March 12 2018, 3:04 PM

As early as your mid-40s, especially if you're sedentary, your heart muscle can show signs of aging, losing its youthful elasticity and power. But moderately strenuous exercise can change that.

Burglary suspect dies after struggle with police

Crime & Justice | | March 12 2018, 2:39 PM

Santa Ana police officers used force to take a burglary suspect into custody on Sunday night. Shortly after, the suspect appeared to have difficulty breathing, and he later died at a hospital.

Deadline looms to find shelter for OC homeless in motels

Local | | March 12 2018, 12:30 PM

Orange County officials are running up against a deadline to find alternative shelter for nearly 700 homeless people staying in motels. Can they do it?

Subtle bias against students present in online classes

Education | | March 12 2018, 12:00 PM

Implicit bias, the subtle discrimination teachers have against minority students, may be present in online college classes, according to study

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After CA Senator banned from hugging at work, we talk hugging etiquette at the office

| March 12 2018, 4:40 PM

Last week, an investigation into the behavior of California state Senator Bob Hertzberg, nicknamed “Huggy Bear,” found that though his hugs weren’t sexually motivated, they made people uncomfortable.

What are the challenges combat veterans face as they integrate back into society?

| March 12 2018, 4:33 PM

A former US Army soldier once deployed to Afghanistan killed three people on Friday at a veterans home in Napa County, California, where he once stayed.

Robert Reich on how to restore the ‘common good’ in America

| March 12 2018, 4:31 PM

America, some argue, has been in a vicious cycle that has undermined shared ideals and values.

Week in Politics: Welcome to California, Mr. President. We’ve been expecting you.

| March 12 2018, 4:23 PM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps what you might have missed in political headlines over the weekend and previews the week to come in California and national politics.

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'Sorry To Bother You' is a surreal satire about race

Arts & Entertainment | | March 12 2018, 11:44 PM

The directing debut of Boots Riley, frontman of hip-hop group The Coup, is set at an Oakland telemarketing firm pitching a service called "Worry-Free Living."

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'A Wrinkle in Time's' lackluster opening weekend

| March 12 2018, 8:09 PM

It was Disney film vs. Disney film and "Black Panther" beat the star-studded science fiction adventure.

Black male athletes graduate at a low rate

| March 12 2018, 7:02 PM

A study from USC highlights inadequate graduation rates for black male student-athletes and proposes responses, including conditioning playoff eligibility on graduation rates.

Crazy cows cause chaos in SoCal

| March 12 2018, 6:56 PM

At the Sand to Snow National Monument near Palm Springs, herds of gigantic, feral cattle are wreaking havoc on the environment — even attacking hikers.

Beyond road closures: The intense security behind Trump's CA trip

| March 12 2018, 5:59 PM

Earthquakes, wildfires, and protests are just a few of the factors that Secret Service agents have considered ahead of Trump's trip Tuesday.

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