Pulitzer Prize judges named investigative reporters Harriet Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle for their 2018 work uncovering troubling allegations of misconduct by a former USC gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall and led to changes at the university. It is The Times' 45th Pulitzer Prize.
The state medical board has accused Tyndall of misconduct in a series of appointments with five patients where he allegedly made lewd remarks, performed “non-clinical” breast and pelvic exams and once mocked a patient who had been sexually assaulted.
At the tax filing deadline, only about one in four Americans support the 2017 tax law, which Trump and Republicans hoped would boost them, a new USC/Los Angeles Times poll finds. Most don't think the law made them better off. Poll also finds Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders leading the Democratic race.
The city of Stockton has started a test of a universal basic income, giving $500 a month to 130 residents. Whatever happens, it is likely to inform the national political conversation. Basic income and reparations have become hot topics among top presidential candidates.