Archive for May 28th, 2020

Illinois Is Reopening But Chicago Isn't Because Of Coronavirus Cases

Health | | May 28 2020, 8:00 PM

Illinois is joining many other Midwest states in reopening some retail shops, restaurants, salons and other businesses Friday. The mayor is delaying until the middle of next week.

Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational | | May 28 2020, 5:20 PM

We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We give money to charity. This week, why we act in ways that go against our "rational" self-interest.

'The Sheer Volume' Is Hard To Capture: Unemployment In Nevada Soars To Historic High | | May 28 2020, 5:00 PM

Nearly 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.

What To Know About Hong Kong's Special Status And What Happens If The U.S. Removes It

US & World | | May 28 2020, 4:40 PM

Here are some key points about what the latest moves by Beijing and Washington may mean for Hong Kong.

Stung By Twitter, Trump Signs Executive Order To Weaken Social Media Companies | | May 28 2020, 4:00 PM

President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.

Army Grants Posthumous Promotion To Slain ROTC Student

US & World | | May 28 2020, 3:40 PM

Richard Collins III was given the honorary promotion to first lieutenant, three years after he was stabbed to death on the campus of University of Maryland in 2017.

14 Million People In Latin America, Caribbean At Risk Of Hunger, U.N. Report Says

US & World | | May 28 2020, 3:00 PM

The World Food Programme estimates that the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity in this area, where the coronavirus is spreading quickly, could quadruple in 2020.

Trump Officials Defend Their Handling Of Worker Safety During Coronavirus

US & World | | May 28 2020, 2:40 PM

They told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Thursday that federal agencies reacted swiftly, giving updated guidelines to employers at hospitals, nursing homes, meat-packing plants and warehouses.

Pennsylvania Democrats Say They Weren't Told When GOP Member Tested Positive

US & World | | May 28 2020, 2:20 PM

Democrats in Pennsylvania's House say they were kept in the dark for a week when a Republican colleague, who had been working in the State Capitol, tested positive for the coronavirus.

Michigan Appeals Court Says Barbershop Must Close Despite Its Protests

US & World | | May 28 2020, 12:00 PM

In a reverse decision, the judges say that barber Karl Manke, who refused to close his shop in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's shutdown order, must shutter.

More Patients Seek Abortion Pills Online During Pandemic, But Face Restrictions

US & World | | May 28 2020, 11:00 AM

As more healthcare moves to online and telemedicine, some patients seeking abortions using pills are running into obstacles.

Coronavirus Stalks The Country With The World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis | | May 28 2020, 10:40 AM

With its health-care system already in dire condition, conflict-ridden Yemen faces what Doctors Without Borders is calling a potential "catastrophe" as COVID-19 spreads.

To Lure Back Tourists, Cyprus Says It Will Cover Costs If They Contract Coronavirus | | May 28 2020, 10:20 AM

Cyprus "is committed to taking care of all travelers who test positive during their stay, as well as their families and close contacts," the government says.

Amazon Is Offering To Keep 125,000 Workers It Hired For The Pandemic | | May 28 2020, 8:40 AM

Amazon has hired 175,000 temporary workers to deal with spike in online shopping during the pandemic. Now it's offering most of them permanent jobs.

40.8 Million Out Of Work In The Past 10 Weeks — 26% Of Labor Force | | May 28 2020, 7:40 AM

More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns began. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits.

As It Responds To The Pandemic, The National Guard Says More People Want To Enlist | | May 28 2020, 7:00 AM

In some states, recruiters are reporting an uptick in the number of people who are expressing interest in joining the Guard.

COVID-19 Has Killed Close To 300 U.S. Health Care Workers, New Data From CDC Shows

Health | | May 28 2020, 5:00 AM

More than 60,000 health care workers have contracted the coronavirus, up from 9,000 in April. Workers say they face unnecessary risks because of ongoing shortages of protective gear like masks.

U.S.-China Tensions Were Already High. Pandemic And Hong Kong Have Made Things Worse | | May 28 2020, 4:20 AM

Relations between the economic giants have gone downhill fast since they signed a preliminary trade pact four months ago. The latest tussles over the coronavirus and Hong Kong add to the friction.

Coronavirus Testing Machines Are Latest Bottleneck In Troubled Supply Chain

Health | | May 28 2020, 4:20 AM

Civilian labs and the Army say they've had trouble getting big machines that run hundreds of coronavirus tests at once. Public health experts say that's holding the U.S. back from ramping up testing.

Travel Restrictions On Canadian Border Cut Back-And-Forth For Families, Businesses

US & World | | May 28 2020, 4:00 AM

Since March, the U.S. has blocked nonessential travel along the U.S.-Canada border to limit the spread of COVID-19. But in northern Maine, the move cut off many longstanding social and economic ties.

With Naturalizations On Hold, Potential New Voters Sit On Sidelines | | May 28 2020, 4:00 AM

An estimated 860,000 people were set to become citizens this year – with many also expected to become first-time voters. But the pandemic has put a temporary halt to naturalization ceremonies.

Giving Birth In A Pandemic Can Be Isolating. It Doesn't Have To Be | | May 28 2020, 6:00 AM

Delivery rooms are more empty. Here’s how one family found support for birth in the midst of the pandemic.

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The Latest In Minneapolis Following Nights Of Protests Over The Death Of George Floyd

| May 28 2020, 9:49 AM

Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night as angry crowds looted stores, set fires and left a path of damage that stretched for miles. The mayor asked the governor to activate the National Guard.

Amid Twitter Fight, Trump To Sign Executive Order To Curtail Social Media Liability Protections

| May 28 2020, 9:13 AM

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.

Class Of 2020: How Did You Celebrate Graduation?

| May 28 2020, 9:11 AM

What's a graduation without putting on a funny hat and gown, listening to speeches, and walking across a stage to get your diploma in front of your classmates, teachers and family?

From The Iconic Strip And Beyond: What Reopening Looks Like In Las Vegas

| May 28 2020, 9:08 AM

Casinos from Lake Tahoe to Laughlin started announcing plans Wednesday to lure back customers beginning June 4, with one downtown Las Vegas hotel owner buying more than 1,000 one-way airline tickets to boost interest around the country.

The Denkmann Report: City Hall Corruption, Vote-By-Mail, Mike Garcia Victory, And More

| May 28 2020, 9:06 AM

KPCC’s senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann joins Larry to talk about the biggest local politics news.

COVID-19: Is CA Reopening Too Quickly? Fitness Centers Expecting Guidance From Newsom

| May 28 2020, 9:02 AM

As of Wednesday afternoon, L.A. County had at least 2,151 deaths and more than 47,900 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The U.S. has now had more than 100,000 deaths.