Archive for May 15th, 2018

Can The New Ebola Vaccine Stop The Latest Outbreak? | | May 15 2018, 11:20 PM

The Democratic Republic of Congo, with a suspected 19 deaths so far from the virus, is turning to an as-yet-unlicensed vaccine with a very promising track record.

'Solo' Makes The Jump To Light-Speed ... Eventually | | May 15 2018, 11:00 PM

The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy's lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: A Star Wars Story beats those odds.

Baltimore's Top Cop Resigns Days After Being Charged With Not Filing Tax Returns | | May 15 2018, 10:40 PM

Darryl De Sousa had only been in the job of commissioner for a few months. Federal prosecutors say he failed to file for the tax years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Under Pressure, Uber Drops Arbitration Requirement for Sexual Assault Victims | | May 15 2018, 10:20 PM

Uber says customers, drivers and employees who are sexually harassed or assaulted will no longer have to go to arbitration, which had required them to keep their stories private.

Groups File Lawsuit To Block Iowa's New 'Heartbeat' Abortion Law

Crime & Justice | | May 15 2018, 8:00 PM

Scheduled to take effect on July 1, the law is one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the U.S.

Broken pipes and limited gas storage: Why power outages might be more likely this summer

Environment & Science | | May 09 2018, 12:19 AM

Southern California Gas Company doesn't know when outages on four major gas pipelines will be fixed, and as a result, we'll have less gas imported this summer, heightening the possibility of power outages.

'Reluctant Psychonaut' Michael Pollan Embraces The 'New Science' Of Psychedelics | | May 15 2018, 7:20 PM

Author Michael Pollan, who experimented with mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics while researching his latest book, says: "I had an experience that was by turns frightening and ecstatic and weird."

Kids Are Taking Fewer Antibiotics, More ADHD Meds | | May 15 2018, 5:20 PM

Doctors are prescribing fewer drugs to children, especially antibiotics. But use of certain drugs, including ADHD medications, has increased.

Chinese Jet Lands Safely After Co-Pilot Partially Sucked Out Of Windshield | | May 15 2018, 5:00 PM

The co-pilot of the Sichuan Airlines flight was pulled back into the cockpit with only minor injuries. The pilot brought the Airbus down in an emergency landing, and no passengers were harmed.

Tuesday's Primaries Will Shape Decisive Battles For Congress

Politics | | May 15 2018, 5:00 PM

Seats critical to the Democrats' calculus for winning back the House are on the line Tuesday night, including many in Pennsylvania. The state's congressional districts were redrawn this Spring.

West Covina mayor under investigation after being found unconscious in OC hotel

Crime & Justice | | May 15 2018, 4:41 PM

Costa Mesa police were called to a Holiday Inn Express shortly after midnight on May 4 and found two people inside a room — including Mayor Mike Spence.

Tom Wolfe, pioneer of 'new journalism,' dead at 88

Arts & Entertainment | | May 15 2018, 4:04 PM

Wolfe's agent said the author died in a New York City hospital. He was 88.

With 60 Killed In Gaza, U.N. Rights Commissioner Criticizes Israel | | May 15 2018, 3:20 PM

Attempts to cross or damage a fence "are not sufficient grounds for the use of live ammunition," the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said.

Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

Business & Economy | | May 15 2018, 12:29 PM

The company is also scrapping a policy requiring all settlements of sexual misconduct to be kept confidential, giving victims the choice of whether they want to make their allegations public.

How Austin Beutner plans to help LAUSD's struggling schools

Education | | May 15 2018, 12:00 PM

But the most intractable challenge L.A. Unified faces are not financial; at their heart, they're academic. How does Beutner think he can reverse them?

Why isn't the opioid epidemic hitting LA as hard as the rest of the country?

Health | | May 15 2018, 12:00 PM

L.A. County's opioid OD rate is much lower than the overall U.S. rate. The county’s leader in substance abuse prevention says racial and ethnic diversity could be a factor.

Why Painting A Black Boy's Nails Isn't 'Going Against His Culture' | | May 15 2018, 12:00 PM

Being a kid who defies gender norms is tough. It can be even tougher when you're also contending with pressures — and stereotypes — tied to your race.

Why Teenagers Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should Too!)

Education | | May 15 2018, 12:00 PM

Human brains are still developing throughout our teenage and early adult years. Knowing more about the way they work can teach us about how schools can work, too.

Nike Sees Executive Departures In Harassment Reckoning | | May 15 2018, 11:20 AM

Some former Nike employees say a jock mentality that celebrated athletics also encouraged bullying and the departure of talented women.

Grim 'N' Gritty Is Out, Glib 'N' Smarmy Is In: 'Deadpool 2' | | May 15 2018, 11:00 AM

Ryan Reynolds once again assays the role of a deadly mercenary who makes many references to various pop culture properties while disemboweling folk a lot. No fourth wall is safe.

Vision Care Lags, With Blind Spots In Insurance Coverage

Health | | May 15 2018, 11:00 AM

Up to 16 million people in the U.S. have undiagnosed or uncorrected vision errors that could be helped by glasses, contact lenses or surgery. But many health plans don't include routine vision care.

Nanny Gets Life Without Parole In 2012 Stabbing Deaths Of 2 Children

US & World | | May 15 2018, 9:20 AM

Yoselyn Ortega, 55, wept as she spoke to the court at her sentencing. She was convicted in the 2012 stabbing deaths of 2-year-old Leo and 6-year-old Lucian Krim.

Trump Administration Doubles Worksite Investigations To Combat Illegal Immigration

US & World | | May 15 2018, 2:20 AM

The administration has plans to greatly expand investigations and audits of businesses suspected of employing illegal immigrants.

Charge Dropped In Case of Missouri Governor, But Prosecutors Plan To Refile

US & World | | May 15 2018, 1:20 AM

Jury selection was in its third day in the felony invasion of privacy case against Eric Greitens when the trial was halted. But officials said they will pursue the case using a special prosecutor.

One of 3 planned bridges over LA River breaks ground

Local | | May 15 2018, 12:56 AM

The multimodal bridge connecting Atwater Village with Griffith Park will take until late 2019 to construct at a cost of $16 million.

Fatal Pedestrian Crashes Increasingly Involve SUVs, Study Finds

US & World | | May 15 2018, 12:20 AM

Pedestrian deaths have spiked in the U.S. since 2010. SUVs have surged in popularity, but their design can be especially deadly for those on foot.

Report finds cases of STDs reach all-time high in California

Health | | May 15 2018, 12:18 AM

The California Department of Public Health said Monday that more than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and early syphilis were reported last year. That's a 45 percent increase compared with five years ago.

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Tired of blockbusters? Ethan Hawke has 3 indie movies for you this summer

Arts & Entertainment | | May 15 2018, 11:49 PM

The Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker discusses the complicated world of independent film and his upcoming movies: "First Reformed," "Blaze" and "Juliet, Naked."

How Andrea Savage brought an edgy woman who's not a terrible mom to TV

Arts & Entertainment | | May 15 2018, 1:27 AM

"I'm Sorry" creator and star Andrea Savage offers a refreshing and honest look at modern-day motherhood with a mom whose sense of humor borders on inappropriate.


On the ground in Gaza: Is Israel’s use of force justified?

| May 15 2018, 4:51 PM

US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council this morning no member “would act with more restraint than Israel has.”

FAA picks San Diego as pilot region for US DOT trial commercial drone program

| May 15 2018, 4:37 PM

Drones delivering lab samples to and from labs and take-out orders right to your door just got one step closer to reality.

‘New Journalism’ creator and best-selling author Tom Wolfe dies at 88

| May 15 2018, 4:32 PM

Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of "New Journalism" who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satirical wit to such novels as "The Bonfire of the Vanities" and "A Man in Full," has died. He was 88.

KPCC special: How your culture impacts the user of painkillers

| May 15 2018, 4:27 PM

LA County has lower rates of opioid use and abuse than much of the US.

Proposed ballot initiative wants to protect your data, but some tech companies say it will lead to job losses

| May 15 2018, 4:19 PM

The Cambridge Analytica scandal brought renewed scrutiny to how internet companies access, collect and use your data, as well as calls from consumer advocates for more stringent regulations.

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Koreatown church parking lot gives homeless a safe place

Local | | May 15 2018, 8:19 PM

A stucco church in the heart of K-town, nestled between homes, apartments and a community garden, is doing its part to solve a local crisis.

From Delta blues to SoCal surf: These songs will make you move and feel

| May 15 2018, 5:14 PM

Artists Ry Cooder, La Luz and TT make for an eclectic edition of Tuesday Reviewsday.

Cargo volume is spiking at the Port of Long Beach as trade tensions rise

| May 15 2018, 5:01 PM

Exports through the Port of Long Beach increased 22 percent in April compared with a year ago.

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