Archive for July 9th, 2020

Police Viewed Less Favorably, But Few Want To 'Defund' Them, Survey Finds

US & World | | July 09 2020, 10:00 PM

A poll conducted in mid-June found that most respondents thought police officers should be held legally accountable for misconduct. But few respondents favored cutting funding for law enforcement.

Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus | | July 09 2020, 7:40 PM

The announcement from the country's interim president, Jeanine Áñez, comes just days after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had contracted COVID-19.

Starbucks Says Customers Must Wear Masks At Its Cafes

Health | | July 09 2020, 7:00 PM

Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.

Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide

US & World | | July 09 2020, 6:20 PM

Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.

Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Land

Crime & Justice | | July 09 2020, 6:20 PM

"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation. ... Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word," wrote Justice Gorsuch.

WHO: Aerosolized Particles Unlikely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission | | July 09 2020, 5:20 PM

After 239 scientists raised concerns about transmission by aerosolized particles, the World Health Organization has issued a brief on the role of aerosolized particles — and called for more research.

An Enzyme That Increases With Exercise Can Improve Memory In Mice, And Maybe People

Health | | July 09 2020, 4:00 PM

When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better.

Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday? | | July 09 2020, 3:00 PM

Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?

Defense Secretary Esper, In Careful Exchange, Denies Being Briefed On 'Bounties'

Politics | | July 09 2020, 3:00 PM

The defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs respond to careful prompts from Republicans on Thursday aimed at defending the Trump administration on the Russian bounty allegations.

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses

US & World | | July 09 2020, 2:40 PM

The Trump administration's penalties are meant to punish China for its treatment of Uighurs and Muslim minorities in the region, and target a Politburo member for the first time.

Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search | | July 09 2020, 2:20 PM

Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.

Some People Agree To Disagree Over What's Safe During The Pandemic

US & World | | July 09 2020, 12:40 PM

The coronavirus pandemic requires people to weigh risks and make choices about their activities. But there can be problems when a choice conflicts with what the people around us decide to do.

Biden Counters Trump's 'America First' With 'Build Back Better' Economic Plan | | July 09 2020, 11:40 AM

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's proposal would inject $700 billion into the economy through American products and research.

'STOP GETTING TESTED' For Coronavirus, Ohio Politician Tells Constituents

US & World | | July 09 2020, 9:40 AM

"This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested," Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on social media.

Planning For End-Of-Life Care Is More Crucial Than Ever. Here's How

Health | | July 09 2020, 6:00 AM

With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's important to document your wishes for your care should you get seriously ill. Doing so can ease the way for family in difficult moments.

When It Comes To Reopening Schools, 'The Devil's In The Details,' Educators Say

Education | | July 09 2020, 4:00 AM

Teachers, parents and district leaders say the back-to-school season has fogged over with confusion. Will schools reopen? And if so, how?

The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections | | July 09 2020, 4:00 AM

Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.

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SCOTUS: Trump Taxes And Oklahoma Tribal Lands

| July 09 2020, 8:50 AM

The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump's financial records that will keep his tax returns, banking and other documents out of the public eye for the time being.

COVID-19 AMA: Potential For Los Angeles Lockdown, Scheduled Surgeries And More

| July 09 2020, 8:41 AM

Coronavirus is roaring back into L.A. with a vengeance, and the situation is getting serious (again). Speaking to KPCC reporter Elly Yu, an emergency room doctor who works in downtown L.A. said that hospitals are bracing for a surge (... again).

The Evolution Of The Name Karen And How It Became A Multifaceted Jab

| July 09 2020, 8:27 AM

It’s a tough time to be named Karen. The name has quickly evolved into a well-known insult or jab to describe entitled white women. According to a piece in the Atlantic, it’s also been used heavily during the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

Santa Ana School Superintendent On Reopening Amid The Pandemic

| July 09 2020, 8:24 AM

School districts across southern California are grappling with how to reopen schools safely, but with a recent surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, the task has become even more difficult.

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