Archive for February 25th, 2020

Supreme Court Rules Border Patrol Agents Who Shoot Foreign Nationals Can't Be Sued

Crime & Justice | | February 25 2020, 5:40 PM

In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled Tuesday that families of noncitizens shot by federal agents on foreign territory have no constitutional right to sue for damages in U.S. courts.

Regulators Issue Another Safety Fix For Boeing's Troubled 737 Max Plane

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2020, 5:20 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive for the jetliner that stems from a faulty component that could make the aircraft vulnerable to lightening strikes.

Tesla Driver Was Playing Game Before Deadly Crash. But Tesla Software Failed, Too

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2020, 2:40 PM

The driver was distracted by his phone as his car steered itself toward a barrier, and Tesla should have done more to prevent this "foreseeable misuse of technology," federal investigators said.

Health Officials Warn Americans To Start Planning For Spread Of Coronavirus In U.S.

Health | | February 25 2020, 2:00 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans to start preparing for the possibility of more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States.

What Happens If You're Critically Ill In China — But Not With Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2020, 10:20 AM

Residents say their relatives have been unable to get care for cancer, for childhood diseases and more as Wuhan and other cities put a priority on treating COVID-19 patients.

Hong Kong Bookseller Sentenced By China To 10 Years For Passing 'Intelligence'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | February 25 2020, 6:20 AM

Gui Minhai was kidnapped by Chinese agents while on vacation in Thailand in 2015. His conviction in a secret trial was announced in a brief statement by the court.

Barr Heads To Senate With His Work Cut Out: Selling Republicans On FISA

Politics | | February 25 2020, 4:20 AM

The senate majority leader has asked the attorney general to meet with the conference to discuss surveillance legislation. The president also may need convincing.

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Producer Richie Jackson On Life As A Gay Man In America, Then And Now

| February 25 2020, 9:03 AM

When producer Richie Jackson moved to New York City as a young man in the 1980s, he joined a gay community still fighting for basic rights and recognition under the law.

Should Patients Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia Be Able To Choose Assisted Suicide?

| February 25 2020, 9:01 AM

A recent op-ed in the L.A. Times titled, “My friend has dementia and wants to end her life. California’s assisted-suicide law excludes her,” shines a light on the complexitites of expanding the state’s law beyond patients with a cancer diagnosis or terminal illness.

Where In The World Is AirTalk’s Larry Mantle?

| February 25 2020, 8:55 AM

The answer: Spring training in Arizona.

WHO Says Coronavirus Has Pandemic Potential. Here’s What That Means

| February 25 2020, 8:53 AM

Yesterday, it was reported that the White House is readying an urgent budget request to address the coronavirus outbreak.

Massive Star Betelgeuse Isn’t Ready To Explode, Yet

| February 25 2020, 8:41 AM

One of the most well-known stars in the galaxy is safe -- for now.

High Court Watchers Highlight Notable Cases To Be Heard By US Supreme Court In Coming Months

| February 25 2020, 8:38 AM

For a Supreme Court that says it has an allergy to politics, the next few months might require a lot of tissues.

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