Archive for May 25th, 2018

Amazon Echo Recorded And Sent Couple's Conversation — All Without Their Knowledge | | May 25 2018, 9:20 PM

In what it called an "unlikely" string of events, Amazon says Alexa heard background conversation and misconstrued it as very specific directives.

Digital Ambulance Chasers? Law Firms Send Ads To Patients' Phones Inside ERs

Health | | May 25 2018, 8:40 PM

Personal injury law firms are using location-based mobile ads to target people as they enter emergency rooms. The trend is raising concerns among patients and health privacy experts.

What you need to know about the DACA program now

Politics | | May 25 2018, 7:20 PM

If DACA court rulings and changing rules have you scratching your head, you're not alone. Here's where the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program stands now.

LAUSD teachers union rallies in front of City Hall

Education | | May 25 2018, 7:10 PM

If LAUSD and the union can't agree on the contract, union reps may call for a strike in the fall. Any walkout would follow teacher strikes in West Virginia and other states.

In Russia, France's Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On 'Cher Vladimir' | | May 25 2018, 7:00 PM

Will French President Emmanuel Macron turn out to be the West's Putin whisperer?

Amishi Jha: How Can We Pay Better Attention To Our Attention?

Arts & Entertainment | | May 25 2018, 4:40 PM

What exactly is attention, and how can we reclaim it? Neuroscientist Amishi Jha says there's a powerful link between mindfulness, meditation and attention.

Right to Try Act poses big challenge for FDA

Health | | May 25 2018, 2:18 PM

Legislation that would give terminally ill people a direct path to get experimental treatments raises questions about how the Food and Drug Administration would safeguard patients.

Roman Catholics And Evangelicals Move Apart In Their Political Priorities | | May 25 2018, 1:40 PM

Having been adversaries and then allies, Catholics and evangelicals once again have differing political agendas.

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape after surrendering to New York police | | May 25 2018, 1:40 PM

The Hollywood megaproducer turned himself in to authorities Friday morning in New York City, where he was charged with rape and sexual misconduct for incidents involving two women.

Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl

US & World | | May 25 2018, 12:40 PM

Nebraska law enforcement recently seized 118 pounds of drugs, which they now say was entirely fentanyl. It's one of the biggest fentanyl seizures in the U.S. and enough to kill millions of people.

Federal Election Commission Can't Decide If Russian Interference Violated Law

Politics | | May 25 2018, 11:20 AM

The FEC has been wrestling with questions about foreign donors and possible election meddling since 2011. It's not making any progress.

Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

US & World | | May 25 2018, 6:00 AM

Federal and state authorities are investigating the shooting death of a young immigrant along the U.S.-Mexico border. Few details about the incident have been released.

Harvey Weinstein Will Turn Himself In To Police On Criminal Charges

US & World | | May 25 2018, 4:40 AM

The Hollywood mogul is expected to hand himself over to police at 8 a.m. Friday in Manhattan, a source tells NPR. He's expected pay a million-dollar bail and surrender his passport.

NTSB: Uber Self-Driving Car Had Disabled Emergency Brake System Before Fatal Crash | | May 25 2018, 3:00 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report said that sensors saw the victim. But Uber says it's the driver, not its system, that was supposed to intervene to avoid the collision.

Mitch McConnell On Filling The Federal Bench: 'This Is My Top Priority'

Politics | | May 25 2018, 2:00 AM

The Senate majority leader says he is focusing the chamber's agenda for the rest of 2018 on confirming conservatives to lifetime judicial appointments.

Australian Woman Sentenced To Die In Malaysia For Drug Smuggling | | May 25 2018, 1:40 AM

Lawyers are appealing the sentence and say the 54-year-old from Sydney was the victim of an online scam.

USC president's future depends on board of trustees | | May 25 2018, 1:09 AM

Faculty leaders at USC approved a vote of no confidence Wednesday against USC President Max Nikias. He’s been under fire for recent abuse scandals involving faculty. But final say over whether he stays or goes rests with the university’s 83 member board of trustees.

How the LA Zoo is trying to save an endangered local frog

Environment & Science | | May 25 2018, 1:07 AM

A frog that lives only in the San Gabriel Mountains is nearly extinct. A breeding program at the L.A. Zoo is trying to change that.

New Census Data Shows Texas Cities Are Growing Faster Than All Other States

US & World | | May 25 2018, 1:00 AM

The study found seven of the nation's fastest-growing cities are in Texas, with San Antonio expanding by the greatest number from 2016 to 2017.

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Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County sheriff

Local | | May 25 2018, 11:13 PM

There are three candidates running for Los Angeles County sheriff: two department veterans, Bob Lindsey and Alex Villanueva and incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell.

CA gets more than $1-billion in Volkswagen settlements. Where should the money go?

| May 25 2018, 4:30 PM

Today, the California Air Resources Board is slated to finalize a $423-million settlement plan with Volkswagen on initiatives to reduce the smog-forming nitrogen oxide, or NOx, in the state.

From Eisenhower to Kennedy: What the two presidencies meant for a changing America

| May 25 2018, 4:07 PM

The 1960s are considered a time of change, and that included the U.S. presidency.

Weinstein arrested, charged with rape – our legal analysts break down what comes next

| May 25 2018, 4:03 PM

Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked a national reckoning over sexual misconduct.


‘O Captain! My Captain!’: the legendary life and career of Robin Williams

| May 25 2018, 4:25 PM

Goof-headed genie with an affinity for music. Fast-talking alien looking for love. Melancholic psychiatrist doing his best. Robin Williams’ range as an actor is its own ecosystem – a career filled with unique, interconnected roles from which life seems to spontaneously spring.

FilmWeek: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Mountain, ‘The Gospel According to Andre’ and more

| May 25 2018, 4:10 PM

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

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