Archive for January 21st, 2020

Supreme Court Allows Flint Water Lawsuits To Move Forward, Officials Not 'Immune'

Crime & Justice | | January 21 2020, 7:20 PM

In refusing to take up two cases involving the 2014 water crisis, the higher court has upheld earlier rulings saying neither city nor state officials are protected from being sued.

Boeing 737 Max May Stay Grounded Into Summer | | January 21 2020, 6:40 PM

Boeing suggests it could fly about mid-2020. Industry sources note that the FAA and other regulators around the world could take months longer to find the planes safe to fly passengers.

Glenn Greenwald Accused By Brazilian Prosecutors In Hacking Probe | | January 21 2020, 5:20 PM

The U.S. journalist decried the accusation as an "obvious attempt to attack a free press in retaliation for the revelations we reported." A judge will decide whether the case moves forward.

Ousted Female Chief Files Discrimination Complaint Against The Grammys | | January 21 2020, 4:40 PM

In an EEOC complaint filed Tuesday, Deborah Dugan made several bombshell allegations against the Recording Academy — including that her predecessor, Neil Portnow, raped a female artist.

How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

Health | | January 21 2020, 12:20 PM

The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.

NPR Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Trump Encourages Election Interference

Politics | | January 21 2020, 4:20 AM

More than 40% believe the U.S. is not very prepared to keep this year's election safe. The results paint a picture of a polarized electorate wary about what it reads and the fairness of elections.

Roe v. Wade: Settled Law Or Bad Precedent? States Prep For An Overturn

Health | | January 21 2020, 4:00 AM

A Supreme Court case in March will test the new five-member conservative majority. If justices strike federal abortion protections, look for a state-by-state quilt of abortion "deserts" and "havens."

What Do Doulas Do — And How Can I Find One In LA? | | January 21 2020, 3:07 PM

What exactly is a doula? Doulas provide expecting and new mothers with educational, emotional, and advocating support before, during and after a baby is born. But, how do I interview a doula? How do you know they're qualified? Will insurance cover their services? LAist readers sent us more than a dozen questions like this, and we spoke with 20 California doulas to get answers.

Census Bureau Says Counting Asian Immigrants Is Hard, But Cuts Back On Language Outreach in 2020 | | January 21 2020, 8:08 AM

The Census Bureau has rolled out new ads in several Asian languages, but dropped eight of the 14 languages it used for advertising in its 2010 campaign.  

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