Archive for July 10th, 2018

Regulators Investigate Fast-Food Chains' Limits On Worker Recruitment | | July 10 2018, 11:40 PM

Ten states and the District of Columbia are asking fast-food chains about the use of what are known as "no poach" agreements that limit the ability of workers to switch jobs.

Did The U.S. Threaten Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution?

US & World | | July 10 2018, 11:20 PM

A State Department official says "reports suggesting the United States threatened a partner nation related to a World Health Assembly resolution are false." The New York Times says the U.S. did.

Southwest Airlines Says It Will Stop Serving Peanuts | | July 10 2018, 9:20 PM

Peanuts have long been a part of Southwest's marketing campaigns. The carrier says it is ditching the snack to protect passengers with peanut allergies.

Behind Bars, Mentally Ill Inmates Are Often Punished For Their Symptoms | | July 10 2018, 7:40 PM

While visiting jails and prisons across the country, author Alisa Roth witnessed mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement, wearing restrictive jumpsuits and receiving very limited therapy.

If High Court Reverses Roe V. Wade, 22 States Likely To Ban Abortion

Health | | July 10 2018, 7:40 PM

As with current abortion policies, a reversal of the landmark court decision would mean a woman's access to the procedure would continue to be determined by where she lives.

Judge Rejects Trump Administration's Bid To Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

Crime & Justice | | July 10 2018, 7:20 PM

The Justice Department had requested changes to a settlement that bars the detention of children for more than 20 days. But a judge dismissed the move as a "cynical attempt" to shift responsibility.

How Postcards Solved The Problem Of Disappearing Rice | | July 10 2018, 7:00 PM

Indonesia had a program to provide subsidized rice to the poor. But thousands of kilos didn't make it to the recipients.

Q&A: Wider Knowledge About Cancer Prevention Would Reduce U.S. Deaths

Health | | July 10 2018, 6:20 PM

Cancer death rates remain high for some groups of people, including African-Americans, despite general gains made in recent decades. The American Cancer Society has ideas about reducing the gaps.

Judge Sets Timeline That Could Mean Flynn Is Sentenced In October | | July 10 2018, 6:00 PM

A federal judge convened a hearing on Tuesday at which former national security adviser Mike Flynn and prosecutors talked about what could follow Flynn's guilty plea.

Trump Pardons Ranchers Dwight And Steven Hammond Over 2012 Arson Conviction

US & World | | July 10 2018, 5:00 PM

The president signed full pardons for the Oregon cattle ranchers whose prison terms inspired the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in 2016.

Does Scott Pruitt's Slow Ouster Mean Ethics Laws Are Getting Weaker?

Politics | | July 10 2018, 4:00 PM

"It's going to take different leadership at the top," said Don Fox, a former acting director of the Office of Government Ethics. "And that means a different occupant in the White House."

LA supes consider $2.5M settlement of fatal deputy shooting suit

Crime & Justice | | July 10 2018, 12:37 PM

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote on a proposed $2.5 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit filed by the family of Johnny Martinez, shot and killed in a confrontation with four sheriff's deputies in Oct.

U.S. Degree? Check. U.S. Work Visa? Still A Challenge

Education | | July 10 2018, 12:00 PM

With a recent U.S. degree in hand, many international students are left to navigate the complicated immigration system by themselves.

Brett Kavanaugh Supported Broad Leeway For Presidents Under Investigation

Crime & Justice | | July 10 2018, 11:20 AM

President Trump's new nominee for the Supreme Court argued that presidents should be protected from lawsuits and investigations while they're in office.

Hollywood And Tab Hunter: The Marriage That Ended Amicably | | July 10 2018, 11:00 AM

The '50s heartthrob who lived a closeted life during the peak of popularity survived the end of the Hollywood studio system by refusing to make many of the compromises his fellow gay actors did.

Death Toll In Japan Floods Reaches 148 With Dozens Still Missing | | July 10 2018, 9:40 AM

Amid a heat wave with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, officials were also struggling to restore electricity, especially in the hardest hit Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures.

Kavanaugh Nomination Sparks Partisan Uproar On Abortion Rights

Politics | | July 10 2018, 6:20 AM

A large number of Senate Democrats immediately announced that they plan to vote against him, largely on fears that he could tip the Supreme Court further against abortion rights.

Why do heat waves cause power outages? | | July 10 2018, 2:42 AM

More than 75,000 people lost power during this weekend’s heat wave. And 5,000 still don’t have it back, as of Monday night. So how, exactly, do heat waves causes power outages?

How a license plate helps fund arts education around California

Education | | July 10 2018, 2:41 AM

As you drive around this summer, you may notice a license plate featuring a familiar view: palm trees and a sun lingering over a bright blue ocean. But what you might not realize is that pretty plate actually helps fund arts education grants around the state through the California Arts Council.

LA County Board to decide on $1 million settlement

Crime & Justice | | July 10 2018, 2:39 AM

The Board of Supervisors decides whether to approve a $1 million settlement for a lawsuit over a sexual assault case in a juvenile detention facility.

Judge gives more time for government to reunite some migrant families

Local | | July 10 2018, 2:39 AM

But other children under five who were separated from their parents at the border could be reunited with them by Tuesday, the deadline set by a federal court.

Trump taps Brett Kavanaugh as his 2nd Supreme Court pick

Politics | | July 10 2018, 1:23 AM

President Trump will nominate Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Trump's second high court pick would shift the court solidly to the right.

U.S. Army Is Discharging Immigrant Recruits Who Were Promised Citizenship

US & World | | July 10 2018, 12:20 AM

Dozens of immigrant recruits who joined the military through a special Defense Department program, promising a path to citizenship, have been abruptly discharged with little or no explanation.

Here's why the power grid had an epic fail this weekend

Environment & Science | | July 10 2018, 3:10 PM

It's not because we didn't have enough electricity to meet demand.

This iconic California license plate has a very creative history | | July 10 2018, 1:26 PM

It's not just a pretty picture. It means millions for the arts.

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After Trump taps textualist Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court, the confirmation fight ahead and potential impact on midterm elections

| July 10 2018, 4:43 PM

President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

AirTalk special: Interview with new LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong

| July 10 2018, 4:14 PM

The historic sale of the Los Angeles Times to biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong closed last month.

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