Archive for July 14th, 2020

Federal Judge Rejects Harvey Weinstein's $19 Million Settlement With Alleged Victims

Crime & Justice | | July 14 2020, 10:00 PM

The judge on Tuesday said it was unfair to include women who'd merely met Weinstein with those making more grievous charges. "Your settlement would create inequality among all of those people."

Coronavirus Surge For U.S. Military On Okinawa Adds To Soured Relations There | | July 14 2020, 5:40 PM

One hundred newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among U.S. forces on the small island that hosts about half the Americans stationed in Japan are further testing tense ties with Okinawa.

South Dakota Is Sharing Driver's License Info To Help Find Out Who's A Citizen

US & World | | July 14 2020, 5:40 PM

To produce citizenship data that can be used when voting districts are redrawn, the Trump administration asked states to share their records. South Dakota agreed to do so in April, NPR has learned.

ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In the U.S.

Education | | July 14 2020, 4:20 PM

A federal judge announced on Tuesday that ICE has reached an agreement with schools that sued it over the rule change. The directive will now be rescinded nationwide.

Trump Dismisses Police Killing Outrage, Saying 'More White People' Killed Than Blacks

Politics | | July 14 2020, 4:20 PM

In an interview with CBS News, the president also said, "I know people who like the Confederate flag, and they're not thinking of slavery."

Despite Shortfalls And Delays, U.S. Testing Czar Says Efforts Are Mostly 'Sufficient'

Health | | July 14 2020, 3:20 PM

Admiral Brett Giroir, who leads the federal testing response, told NPR that the U.S. is on track to test enough to contain the pandemic, saying newer, point-of-care tests are part of the solution.

Judge Denies Bail For Ghislaine Maxwell, Longtime Confidant Of Jeffrey Epstein

US & World | | July 14 2020, 3:00 PM

The charges are related Maxwell's alleged role in the sexual abuse of several young woman and girls by the late financier. The longtime Epstein associate was arrested earlier this month.

In Reversal, U.K. Will Ban Huawei Equipment From Its 5G Network | | July 14 2020, 2:40 PM

British regulators say they had little choice after the U.S. imposed sanctions that could affect the viability of Huawei products. Existing 5G equipment must be removed from the network by 2027.

Excavation Begins For Possible Mass Grave From 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre | | July 14 2020, 1:40 PM

Tulsa officials began a test excavation to determine if land on in city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery is the site of a mass grave of victims of the race massacre. Most of the victims have never been found.

Biden Outlines $2 Trillion Climate Plan | | July 14 2020, 1:00 PM

The former vice president's initiative calls to chart the United States on "an irreversible path" to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Biden Goes Up With His 1st Ad In Texas, Where Polls Show A Close Race | | July 14 2020, 11:20 AM

As polls show a tightening presidential race in traditionally Republican Texas, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden is launching his first general election ad in the state.

Miami Is Becoming The 'Epicenter Of The Pandemic,' Expert Warns

US & World | | July 14 2020, 11:00 AM

Florida's coronavirus cases continue to be near record-levels as officials warn of worsening problems in several parts of the state. Hospitals are concerned about the increases.

Former VA Medical Worker Charged With 7 Murders In West Virginia

US & World | | July 14 2020, 10:40 AM

Reta Mays is accused of killing seven patients by injecting them with insulin. She worked as a nursing assistant on the night shift at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg.

What Happens When A Pandemic And An Epidemic Collide | | July 14 2020, 10:00 AM

At the international AIDS conference last week — held virtually — concerns were shared about the impact of the novel coronavirus on efforts to fight AIDS.

How Absentee Landowners Keep Farmers From Protecting Water And Soil

Environment & Science | | July 14 2020, 9:40 AM

America's vast fields of corn and soybeans have displaced wildlife and polluted waterways. Farmers could help solve those problems, but often don't, in part because they rent that land.

'We Still Face Much Uncertainty': Pandemic Hammers Big Banks | | July 14 2020, 8:40 AM

The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy is pummeling America's largest banks. Wells Fargo has posted its first quarterly loss since 2008 and JPMorgan Chase has set aside billions to cover bad loans.

Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do

Health | | July 14 2020, 6:00 AM

Recently, the idea of contact tracing has triggered some colorful misinformation campaigns. It's actually a tried-and-true public health tool that can curb the spread of the coronavirus.

French Health Care Workers Given A Raise, Honored On Bastille Day

US & World | | July 14 2020, 5:00 AM

Nurses and healthcare workers will get about $208 a month more in their paychecks. The annual Bastille Day celebrations are also being used to thank those on the front lines of the pandemic.

The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask | | July 14 2020, 4:20 AM

In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines when they enter retail stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply.

Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Due To Coronavirus

US & World | | July 14 2020, 4:20 AM

A city health official called the virus' spread in Hong Kong "a bit out of control," according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.

Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases

US & World | | July 14 2020, 3:40 AM

The chief health officer for Victoria state, where the city of Melbourne is located, announced 270 new cases Tuesday and warned of hundreds of hospitalizations in the coming weeks.

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As Coronavirus Testing Nears Capacity, Listeners Share What It’s Like To Get A COVID-19 Test

| July 14 2020, 9:48 AM

In the past several months, Angelenos have become accustomed to a familiar set of images: dozens of cars idling in between traffic cones, waiting to get into Dodger Stadium.

CA To Look At Questions Of Racial Discrimination In Jury Selection: Peremptory Strikes, BLM Support And More

| July 14 2020, 9:39 AM

In the coming months, a California court of appeals will be examining whether a juror can be struck from a jury pool for supporting Black Lives Matter.

Outgoing UC President Janet Napolitano On Future Of UC System And What’s Next For Her

| July 14 2020, 9:17 AM

Janet Napolitano will step down as president of the University of California on August 1, ending a seven year tenure as the first woman to be selected as president of the UC.

Why ‘Irregardless’ Is Both Linguistically Illogical And Still Technically A Word

| July 14 2020, 9:14 AM

Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster drew the internet’s ire earlier last week when it included the word “irregardless” in its “Words of the Week” newsletter.

COVID-19: Are Hospitals Stocking Up On Coronavirus Drugs In Preparation For Second Wave?

| July 14 2020, 9:11 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Gov. Newsom Orders Statewide Reclosures As Cases Continue To Surge. Will People Adhere?

| July 14 2020, 9:07 AM

As coronavirus cases continue to surge in many California counties, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that those areas are going back to modified stay-at-home orders.

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