Archive for July 13th, 2020

Oregon And West Virginia Will Shrink Social Gatherings To Combat COVID-19

US & World | | July 13 2020, 9:20 PM

Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.

New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine

US & World | | July 13 2020, 8:40 PM

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students

Education | | July 13 2020, 4:40 PM

The Trump administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.

U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots

US & World | | July 13 2020, 4:40 PM

More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to southern and western states where cases have skyrocketed, military officials say.

Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before

US & World | | July 13 2020, 4:40 PM

Dr. David J. De La Zerda, the director of medical ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, says that many of the patients he's seeing are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with no medical history.

Red Ink Overflowing: In June, U.S. Borrowed A Typical Year's Worth | | July 13 2020, 4:00 PM

The federal deficit is ballooning as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June's shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.

Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall

Education | | July 13 2020, 3:40 PM

The districts cite "skyrocketing infection rates" in the coronavirus pandemic in Southern California.

U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push Up To 132 Million People Into Hunger

Health | | July 13 2020, 3:40 PM

The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.

Migrant Mother Given A Choice: Leave Her Newborn In U.S. Or Return To Mexico Together

US & World | | July 13 2020, 2:40 PM

As the Trump administration has effectively shut down the asylum system at the border during the pandemic, one mother was given the choice to go to Mexico with or without her newborn, a U.S. citizen.

Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History

US & World | | July 13 2020, 1:40 PM

Who was Juan de Oñate? Critics object to statues of the Spanish conquistador, the first European to colonize New Mexico and a despot who inflicted misery on Native Americans.

Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment | | July 13 2020, 1:40 PM

A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.

South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges | | July 13 2020, 1:20 PM

The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come.

Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera | | July 13 2020, 12:40 PM

Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take no prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was also an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers.

NYC Has Its First Day In Months With No COVID-19 Deaths

US & World | | July 13 2020, 12:20 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed up processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."

Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57 | | July 13 2020, 11:00 AM

Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

Crime & Justice | | July 13 2020, 10:20 AM

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of "extreme pain and suffering." A legal conflict is likely.

The VA Is Hoping To Build Awareness And Trust Among Female Veterans | | July 13 2020, 7:01 AM

Women are the fastest growing subgroup among veterans. But many view the VA Health System as a place only for men.

CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression'

Health | | July 13 2020, 4:20 AM

Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.

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A Look At San Gabriel Mission’s Historical Significance Following Weekend Fire

| July 13 2020, 10:03 AM

The blaze that gutted the historic San Gabriel Mission early Saturday morning appears to have started in the church's choir loft before darting up the roof, destroying most of it, according to a city fire official.

Week In Politics: Roger Stone’s Sentence, Facebook On Political Ads, Biden’s Economic Plan And More

| July 13 2020, 9:18 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 AMA: How The Ongoing Heat Wave Could Increase COVID-19 Risks

| July 13 2020, 9:09 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at UCLA.

LAUSD: The Latest On Schools Reopening. What Are Your Thoughts?

| July 13 2020, 9:08 AM

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is expected to give the latest updates on the district’s plans for reopening schools in the fall.

Checking In On Film Production In LA As Oversight Office Says Q2 Was ‘Near Total Loss’ For Industry

| July 13 2020, 9:04 AM

It was expected that the hit to the entertainment industry from the nearly three month shutdown in production due to COVID-19 would be big, but the quarterly report out last week from the official film office for the city and county of Los Angeles illustrates just how much production suffered when the pandemic forced shoots to shutter.

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