Archive for February 24th, 2020

Nevada Dems Leader: It's Time To End The Caucuses, Shift To A Primary

Politics | | February 24 2020, 7:20 PM

Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy joins a growing chorus of caucus skeptics, which now includes former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

MVP Pitcher Madison Bumgarner Has A Secret Life — As A Champion Cattle-Roper

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 5:00 PM

The left-handed pitching ace has been entering — and sometimes winning — rodeo events under the alias "Mason Saunders."

At 25 Years, Understanding The Longevity Of Craigslist

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 4:20 PM

While other sites keep updating, Craigslist just looks old. "It's like a shark that's never had to evolve," says Jessa Lingel, who's written about the history of Craigslist.

H1N1 Was The Last Pandemic. Here's Why COVID-19 Isn't Yet In That Category

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 4:00 PM

The new coronavirus disease has been diagnosed in 28 countries, and new outbreaks are worrisome. But the World Health Organization sees some encouraging trends.

Secretive Church Sect At The Center Of South Korea's Coronavirus Outbreak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 2:20 PM

With 833 cases, the country now says it is on "red alert" and is taking measures to contain the disease.

Julian Assange Extradition Hearing Begins In London

Crime & Justice | | February 24 2020, 1:20 PM

The U.S. government wants the WikiLeaks co-founder to face 18 charges related to illegally obtaining and disclosing classified data. Assange's lawyers argue that the case is politically motivated.

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 9:40 AM

Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.

Stocks Fall Sharply On Coronavirus Fears

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 9:20 AM

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as investors worried about a growing number of coronavirus infections outside China, and possible fallout for the global economy.

Off The Record: Trump Administration Criticized For How It Keeps Documents

Politics | | February 24 2020, 4:20 AM

Activists say the White House has failed to keep notes of the president's meetings with foreign leaders, and that immigration records could be destroyed.

B. Smith, Restaurateur And Lifestyle Icon, Dies At 70 Of Early-Onset Alzheimer's

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 4:00 AM

Born Barbara Elaine Smith, she began her career as a model and went on to gain fame and influence as a restaurateur, celebrity chef, lifestyle doyenne and entertainer.

Hmong Leaders Rally Against Trump Administration Deportation Push

US & World | | February 24 2020, 4:00 AM

The State Department is negotiating with Laos to deport thousands of Hmong who broke the law in the U.S. — even if they've already served their time.

Judge Rejects Roger Stone's Attempt To Remove Her From His Case

Politics | | February 24 2020, 2:40 AM

In a scathing order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson refused to disqualify herself, two days after the longtime Trump ally's defense team argued that Jackson was biased against him.

2020 Primary: A Few Technical Stumbles As LA County Opens Doors To New Voting Centers

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 24 2020, 7:45 AM

The day got off to a rocky start, but a new era of in-person voting has officially begun in L.A. County.

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AirTalk Special: A City’s Final Goodbye To Kobe Bryant

| February 24 2020, 9:52 AM

Family, friends and fans are gathering today in downtown Los Angeles for a special memorial service honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.

Harvey Weinstein Convicted In Sexual Assault Trial

| February 24 2020, 9:11 AM

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

‘Gentefied:’ When The Gentrifier Comes From The Community Being Gentrified

| February 24 2020, 9:00 AM

Can someone gentrify their own neighborhood?

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