Archive for August 7th, 2020

Jerry Falwell Jr. On 'Indefinite Leave' From Liberty University After Racy Photo

US & World | | August 07 2020, 5:20 PM

Days after Falwell receives criticism for posting a photo online that showed him with his pants unzipped alongside a woman who is not his wife, Liberty University says he is stepping aside.

Gov. Cuomo Clears The Way For In-Person Learning At Schools In New York State

US & World | | August 07 2020, 5:00 PM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that infection rates were low enough that local districts could opt to bring kids back into classrooms if they wanted. Many teachers oppose the decision.

Indian Jetliner Breaks In Two After Overshooting Runway; 17 People Dead | | August 07 2020, 4:20 PM

A Boeing 737 with 190 people aboard skids off the runway and plunges down a 35-foot slope — leaving the airliner cracked in two.

Nasal Spray Is A New Antidepressant Option For People At High Risk of Suicide

Health | | August 07 2020, 4:20 PM

Doctors have a new option for suicidal patients. It's a fast-acting nasal spray containing a version of the anesthetic ketamine.

'Not A Person Whatsoever': Michigan County Official Defends Use Of N-Word | | August 07 2020, 4:00 PM

A local road commissioner is defending his use of the N-word — by repeatedly using the slur, and insisting that it does not imply he is a racist. State and local officials are urging his resignation.

U.S. Intelligence: China Opposes Trump Reelection; Russia Works Against Biden | | August 07 2020, 3:20 PM

William Evanina, who leads the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, also said Iran is trying to undermine the November election.

Coronavirus FAQ: Can An Airline Put You On A No-Fly List For Refusing To Mask Up? | | August 07 2020, 2:00 PM

The matter of masks on planes has led to some contentious moments — and serious consequences. Is it legal to ban a passenger from flying for violating a mask mandate?

Oprah Winfrey Commissions 26 Billboards Demanding Arrests In Breonna Taylor's Killing

US & World | | August 07 2020, 2:00 PM

The billboards will be placed across Louisville, Ky., where Taylor was shot and killed in her apartment by police. The signs' message urges the arrest of the officers involved.

India's Coronavirus Cases Top 2 Million; More Than 62,000 Reported In A Single Day | | August 07 2020, 10:20 AM

India's fatality statistics might be artificially low because only a small portion of all deaths that occur in India — reportedly around 22%, as of last year — are medically certified.

Long Road To Recovery: Hiring Slows In July, As U.S. Employers Add 1.8 Million Jobs | | August 07 2020, 7:40 AM

U.S. employers added 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million the month before. The unemployment rate inched down to 10.2%.

'All Bark And No Bite': Trump Holds Prescription Drug-Pricing Order In Search Of Deal

Politics | | August 07 2020, 4:40 AM

It's been two weeks since the president signed an executive order to put "America First" on drug prices. But pharmaceutical companies aren't ready to negotiate.

'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay

Politics | | August 07 2020, 4:20 AM

From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not

Health | | August 07 2020, 4:20 AM

NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed.

With Focus On Redistricting, Democrats Place New Emphasis On Statehouses | | August 07 2020, 4:20 AM

After the 2010 census, Republicans flipped 20 state legislative chambers, seizing control of mapmaking in many states. This year, Democrats are making sure they're mobilizing.

A Child Care Center Followed The COVID Safety Guidelines. It Still Had An Outbreak | | August 07 2020, 9:45 AM

There are relatively few cases of the coronavirus linked to L.A. child care centers, but the data is inconsistent and there’s been at least one outbreak at a center here that says it followed safety guidelines.

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Proposed Legislation Would Hike Taxes On Rich, But Will It Drive Some To Leave The State?

| August 07 2020, 9:46 AM

California already levies pretty high taxes on its top 1 percent of earners, but a new bill making its way through Sacramento would set up a new sliding scale of income taxes on Californians who make more than $1 million a year.

COVID-19 AMA: Long Term Effects, Rural Areas, Cleaning Products And More

| August 07 2020, 9:01 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UC Davis’ Dr. Dean Blumberg.

Imagining Future LA: How This Pandemic Could Change The Design Of Offices, Homes And Cities

| August 07 2020, 8:37 AM

After the black death swept Medieval Europe, cities cleaned up their streets and expanded boulevards. Disease has often forced humans to rethink the way they use and design space -- and COVID-19 will likely prompt change and innovation as well.


FilmWeek: ‘Song Without A Name,’ ‘La Llorona,’ ‘A Thousand Cuts’ And More

| August 07 2020, 8:49 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Claudia Puig and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Don Hahn Explores The Life Of Disney Lyrical Mastermind Howard Ashman In New Documentary ‘Howard’

| August 07 2020, 8:42 AM

Think about some of Disney’s most iconic songs. Hits that have become classics and bring on that wave of nostalgia. Chances are, lyricist Howard Ashman had a hand in writing some of your favorite Disney tunes.