Archive for June 29th, 2020

Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans

Politics | | June 29 2020, 10:40 PM

An appeals court found in favor of limits on early voting and restored a requirement that residents must live in a district for 28 days, instead of 10 days, to be eligible to vote there.

Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike

US & World | | June 29 2020, 8:40 PM

Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.

With Big Summer Films Delayed, AMC Theatres Puts Off U.S. Reopening

US & World | | June 29 2020, 8:20 PM

The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.

WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 7:00 PM

Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over."

Famous New York Public Library Lions Mask Up To Set An Example

US & World | | June 29 2020, 6:40 PM

Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.

Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

Health | | June 29 2020, 6:40 PM

An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expected.

Senators Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic

US & World | | June 29 2020, 6:40 PM

Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.

New York Announces Lowest Number Of Hospitalizations During The Pandemic

Health | | June 29 2020, 5:40 PM

On Sunday, the state saw 853 hospitalizations because of the coronavirus, which was the lowest since March 18. Also, only 391 people tested positive of more than 46,000 people tested that day.

New Jersey Puts Indoor Dining On Pause Indefinitely Because Of Coronavirus

US & World | | June 29 2020, 4:40 PM

Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.

Tentative Trial Date Set For Ex-Minneapolis Officers Accused In George Floyd Death

US & World | | June 29 2020, 4:20 PM

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.

Atlanta Hawks Arena To Host Voting Site, Team Challenges Rest Of NBA To Follow

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 4:20 PM

The 700,000 square foot arena will allow voters to spread out. The arena's staff will serve as poll workers and the team's players will encourage local residents to vote via social media.

Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 4:20 PM

Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.

Facebook Boycott Grows: Ford Joins Coca-Cola, Starbucks And Other Brands

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 4:00 PM

The list of major advertisers pulling out of Facebook continues to grow as the company weathers criticism over its handling of racist, violent and other hateful rhetoric on the platform.

4 Officers In San Jose, Calif., Put On Leave After Racist Social Media Posts Surface

US & World | | June 29 2020, 3:20 PM

The police department is investigating allegations that surfaced in an anonymous blog post. It details current and retired San Jose officers posting racist messages in a private Facebook group.

Golden State Killer Suspect Pleads Guilty To More Than A Dozen Murders

US & World | | June 29 2020, 2:20 PM

The string of killings in the 1970s and '80s terrorized California. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, sat in a wheelchair on Monday as he rasped out "yes" and "I admit" to charges in 13 murders.

What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic

Education | | June 29 2020, 2:20 PM

The college deans say they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say students will not be disadvantaged by not participating in extracurricular activities.

'I Will Kill You': Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 2:00 PM

A doctor in Yemen says he was threatened at gunpoint when treating a patient infected with the virus. The incident is part of a larger trend of pandemic-related attacks worldwide.

Ohio's State Capital Grapples With Anti-Columbus Sentiment

US & World | | June 29 2020, 1:00 PM

Statues of Christopher Columbus are being dismantled, torn down or removed in cities across the country. Now that movement has reached the city that's named after the explorer.

Supreme Court Clears Way For Federal Executions To Resume

Crime & Justice | | June 29 2020, 12:40 PM

Four men are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty since 2003.

'Scared, Confused And Angry': Protester Testifies About Lafayette Park Removal

Politics | | June 29 2020, 12:20 PM

Members of Congress are holding a hearing to examine the forced removal of peaceful protesters by U.S. Park Police near the White House in early June.

CDC Says Singers Could Be Virus Superspreaders — But 100 Sang Unmasked With Pence

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 12:20 PM

At a campaign rally in Dallas that featured Vice President Pence, a choir of about 100 people sang unmasked. Epidemiologists worry that singers are particularly likely to spread the coronavirus.

U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

Education | | June 29 2020, 11:40 AM

The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

How Snakes Fly (Hint: It's Not On A Plane)

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 10:20 AM

A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes in The Cube — a vast theater space with cameras everywhere.

Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

Crime & Justice | | June 29 2020, 9:40 AM

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.

Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief

Crime & Justice | | June 29 2020, 9:40 AM

But the court left intact the rest of the statute that created the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others who have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.

The Wild Card For An In-Person Fall: College Student Behavior

Education | | June 29 2020, 8:20 AM

College reopening plans all rely on one thing: students following the rules. Some experts worry that's too big of an ask.

Some Of China's Freed Labor Activists Start New Lives, But State Pressure Lurks

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | June 29 2020, 8:20 AM

At least 15 Chinese workers' rights advocates who were rounded up in recent years have been released from detention, some taking on new identities and jobs, on condition that they abandon activism.

Former NIH Director Calls Trump Administration's Pandemic Response 'Amateur Hour'

Health | | June 29 2020, 7:40 AM

Dr. Elias Zerhouni was head of the National Institutes of Health under President George W. Bush. He says the Trump administration's response to the pandemic has not protected the American people.

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SCOTUS Decisions: Louisiana Abortion And Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

| June 29 2020, 9:14 AM

A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.

Week In Politics: Russian Bounties On American Troops, VP Pick And More

| June 29 2020, 8:59 AM

AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.

COVID-19: Newsom Orders Bars To Close In Several Counties, Rising Cases Impacting Mask Supplies

| June 29 2020, 8:46 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Richard Riggs, M.D., chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Robert J. Kim-Farley, M.D., professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Environmental, Trucking Industry Stakeholders Weigh In On California’s First-Of-Its-Kind Electric Truck Sales Rule

| June 29 2020, 8:11 AM

California regulators approved new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.