Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

Updated 4:55 p.m. ET Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday. It is not immediately clear what prompted the move. She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. Haley appeared with President Trump on Tuesday morning at the Oval Office, where he called her a "fantastic person" and said Haley had told him six months ago that she might take time off at the end of the...

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KVCR's Lillian Vasquez talks with comedian and actor, Paul Rodriguez, who will be performing at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club on October 5-7.

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We conclude our series of reports this week on why many of the San Bernardino County employees who survived the 2015 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center have been further traumatized by a years-long battle with San Bernardino County government for disability compensation.  San Bernardino County has repeatedly denied many of its employees’ compensation claims for physical, psychological and emotional injuries, even when they have been ordered by medical professionals.  In the final segment in our series, reporter Benjamin Purper speaks to politicians trying - or not - to address the

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Inland Empire communities - particulalry those near the Cranston Fire and Holy Fire burn areas - are being advised to prepare for the first major rain event in Southern California in months, expected today.  More form KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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As of today (Wednesday), California doctors are required to check a statewide computer database before writing a prescriotion for an opioid or other controlled substance.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Veterans Sue California For Right To Die

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A group of California veterans is sueing the state Department of Veterans Affairs for the right to end their lives in the face of terminal illness.  Capital Public Radio's health care reporter Sammy Caiola has more.

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We continue our series of reports this week on why many of the San Bernardino County employees who survived the 2015 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center have had to hire lawyers and take on a years-long battle with San Bernardino County government for disability compensation.  San Bernardino County has repeatedly denied many of its employees’ compensation claims for physical, psychological and emotional injuries.  The following segment - part 3 in our series by KVCR’s Benjamin Purper - begs the question: why is San Bernardino County government resistant to helping its employees who

 

 

 

The Empire Network has a new public-powered reporting project to connect with our community to get story questions. On The Inland, we’re asking you to tell us what we should investigate next. What do you wonder about the Inland, its people and culture? With the midterm elections around the corner, we’re focusing on your questions about politics and elections.

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Now, part 2 of our series of reports examining San Bernardino County's resistance to awarding worker's compensation benefits to county employees who survived the 2015 San Bernardino terror attack.  Reporter Benjamin Purper speaks with a survivor about his efforts to get treatment for PTSD.

Ray Britain is a survivor of the December 2nd terrorist attack in San Bernardino. He was the supervisor of all the employees in the room, and he was there but not injured.

Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing and KVCR's Ken Vincent discuss the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's annual American Community Survey, including changes in IE population, demographics, and education levels.

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Residents who live in areas of the Inland Empire burned by recent wildfires are preparing for possible flooding and mud flows as the season's first major storm moves through Southern California. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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Hurricane Michael has been upgraded to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center says.

As of 2:00 a.m. ET, the storm is 180 miles southwest of Panama City, Fla., moving north at 12 mph. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. Additional strengthening is possible today before makes landfall in Florida.

When people living with HIV walk out of prison, they leave with up to a month's worth of HIV medication in their pockets. What they don't necessarily leave with is access to health care or the services that will keep them healthy in the long term.

Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old Florida native, landed at Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday, expecting to start her studies in human rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Instead, she has spent the past week detained.

Alqasem, whose father is of Palestinian heritage, was barred from entering the country and accused of supporting a boycott of Israel that was started by Palestinian leaders.

Passwords that took seconds to guess, or were never changed from their factory settings. Cyber vulnerabilities that were known, but never fixed. Those are two common problems plaguing some of the Department of Defense's newest weapons systems, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The flaws are highlighted in a new GAO report, which found the Pentagon is "just beginning to grapple" with the scale of vulnerabilities in its weapons systems.

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Fourteen-year-old Caydden Zimmerman's school days start early and end late. He has a 90-minute bus ride to get from the homeless shelter where he is staying in Boise, Idaho, to his middle school. He wakes up at 5:45 a.m., quickly brushes his teeth and smooths some gel in his hair, and then he dashes downstairs to catch his school bus. About 2.5 million children in the U.S. currently are homeless , according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. That number is rising as house prices...

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In Changing Climate, Endangered Right Whales Find New Feeding Grounds

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Stevie Nicks, The Cure Among 15 Acts Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment

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Climate Change Report Calls For 'Rapid And Far-Reaching' Energy Changes By 2030

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