Archive for January 28th, 2020

Starbucks Closes More Than 2,000 Stores In China Amid Coronavirus Outbreak | | January 28 2020, 6:40 PM

The coffee chain has temporarily closed the stores locations to limit the spread of the coronavirus that has sickened more than 4,500 people.

The Essence Of The Senate Impeachment Trial In 2 Videos

Politics | | January 28 2020, 6:00 PM

Democratic impeachment managers and President Trump's defense team have both completed their opening arguments in the Senate trial. Here's the bottom line for each side.

Public Health Efforts Step Up Around The World As Coronavirus Cases Rise

Health | | January 28 2020, 5:40 PM

Globally, health officials are on high alert, implementing airport screenings, evacuations, border controls and other measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Impeachment Recap: As Defense Rests, Focus Shifts To Witnesses Fight

Politics | | January 28 2020, 5:20 PM

President Trump's attorneys closed their arguments on Tuesday with a rejection of Democrats' case and a warning about the peril to future chief executives if he is removed for this.

Our Mission: Why We Are Activists For Truth

Local | | January 28 2020, 4:43 PM

As journalists come under attack, we explain why and how we do our jobs in the KPCC newsroom.

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Caribbean, But No Reports Of Injuries Or Damage | | January 28 2020, 4:40 PM

The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck off the coasts of Jamaica, Cuba and the Cayman Islands. Social media was flooded with posts of photos and video from people documenting the event.

Must-Know Vocab For Wuhan Coronavirus: From Droplets To Zoonotic | | January 28 2020, 4:20 PM

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has its own vocabulary. Here are definitions for some of the keys words and phrases you might be hearing.

Acclaimed Harvard Scientist Is Arrested, Accused Of Lying About Ties To China

Crime & Justice | | January 28 2020, 1:40 PM

An FBI agent says China's deal with Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard University's chemistry department, paid him up to $50,000 monthly, along with another $150,000 per year.

As China's Coronavirus Cases Rise, U.S. Agencies Map Out Domestic Containment Plans

Health | | January 28 2020, 12:20 PM

With cases growing quickly abroad, the federal government announced several measures to prevent the new coronavirus from taking hold in the U.S.

Kobe Bryant's Death Puts A Focus On Helicopter Safety | | January 28 2020, 12:00 PM

Some helicopter trips — like personal or private helicopter rides — are more likely than others to end in a fatal accident. A crash killed the former NBA star and eight other people on Sunday.

U.K. Will Allow Huawei To Build Part Of Its 5G Network, Despite U.S. Pressure | | January 28 2020, 7:20 AM

The U.K. says it considers Huawei a "high risk vendor" – but rather than banning the telecom giant, it's asking British companies "to use Huawei in a limited way."

YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real | | January 28 2020, 6:40 AM

Tomi Adeyemi's new book, Children of Virtue and Vengeance, is fantasy for young adults. But the issues it's dealing with — racism, oppression and war — are very real. And they're not sugarcoated.

Response To 1st Coronavirus Case In Washington State Draws On Lessons From Measles

Health | | January 28 2020, 4:40 AM

In Washington, the local health care system is on high alert after the first case of Wuhan coronavirus was confirmed there last week. But it knows how to respond, thanks to recent measles outbreaks.

Trump Lawyers Ready For Final Day Of President's Impeachment Defense

Politics | | January 28 2020, 4:20 AM

Tuesday's presentations follow arguments from Trump lawyers attacking the impeachment charges and the Biden family. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to push for witnesses in the next phase of the trial.

2020 Political Campaigns Are Trying To Avoid A 2016-Style Hack | | January 28 2020, 4:20 AM

Four years after Russians hacked the Clinton campaign's emails, political candidates are scrambling to beef up their defenses against cyberattacks. Many politicians haven't updated their security.

What You Need To Know About Novel Coronavirus | | January 28 2020, 8:52 AM

The risk is low for most people, a top expert says, so don't panic.

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San Francisco Is Doing Away With Cash Bail. We Take A Look At The Alternatives.

| January 28 2020, 8:53 AM

Fulfilling a promise he made on the campaign trail, San Francisco’s new district attorney Chesa Boudin has announced he’ll be doing away with cash bail as a condition for pre-trial release.

Investigators Slowly Release Details Into Helicopter Crash That Killed Kobe Bryant And Eight Others

| January 28 2020, 8:49 AM

Laker legend Kobe Bryant often traveled by helicopter, so traveling by one last Sunday morning to his sports academy was nothing new. Details regarding what happened during the last minutes of the flight before it crashed in the hills of Calabasas are slowly coming to light as the National Transportation Safety Board investigate what caused the accident.

A Conversation With 2020 Candidate Joe Biden

| January 28 2020, 8:43 AM

Former Vice President Joe Biden joins us to talk about campaigning in Iowa, how the democratic party is changing, and makes the case for why he should lead the party into the general election.

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