Archive for August 10th, 2020

Global Coronavirus Case Count Surpasses 20 Million

US & World | | August 10 2020, 9:00 PM

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 20 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus. The milestone comes almost exactly five months after the WHO declared it a pandemic.

California Gov. Says Trump Unemployment Executive Action Spells Disaster For Budget

US & World | | August 10 2020, 8:40 PM

"There is no money sitting in the piggy bank of the previous CARES Act to be reprioritized or reconstituted" to pay the state's share, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday.

California Judge Orders Uber And Lyft To Consider All Drivers Employees

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 5:00 PM

Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.

Aquarium Is Washing Old Wishes To Pay Bills During Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 4:00 PM

No coin shortage here: While it's closed for the pandemic, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has drained a 30-foot waterfall and cleaned off 100 gallons of pocket change.

Puerto Rico's Primary Election On Sunday Was Historic — In A Bad Way

US & World | | August 10 2020, 3:20 PM

The U.S. territory was supposed to hold primary elections on Sunday. But many voting centers did not receive ballots on time, causing chaos — and creating an unprecedented legal conundrum.

Opioid Scandal Haunts Drug Companies As They Respond To Pandemic

US & World | | August 10 2020, 12:20 PM

Thousands of lawsuits that ground to a halt because of COVID-19 are moving forward again as local, state and federal courts reopen around the U.S.

Lebanon's Prime Minister Resigns, Citing An 'Earthquake' Of Upheaval

US & World | | August 10 2020, 12:20 PM

"May God protect Lebanon," Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said as he announced his resignation days after a disastrous explosion rocked Beirut.

In New Zealand, Life Is Ordinary Again After 101 Days With No Community Spread

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 12:20 PM

The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation "a global exemplar" for its success in controlling the virus.

'Silence And Lies': McDonald's Sues Fired CEO, Says He Hid Sexual Relationships

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 11:00 AM

McDonald's wants Steve Easterbrook to return his multimillion-dollar exit pay. The fast-food chain says he hid evidence of relationships and even approved a big stock grant for one of the women.

Chicago's Magnificent Mile Erupts In Overnight Looting, Violence

US & World | | August 10 2020, 10:00 AM

Bridges were raised to limit access to downtown as chaos spread. Authorities say outrage over a police shooting prompted the looting, but that the "abject criminal behavior" was not part of a protest.

Why A Vote For Trump's Lands Appointee May Put Some Western Republicans In A Bind

US & World | | August 10 2020, 8:20 AM

Republican senators facing tough reelections may be in the hot seat when it comes time to vote on President Trump's controversial nominee to head the nation's largest public lands agency.

Youngstown, Ohio, Lost Its Only Paper. A 'Zombie' News Site Wants To Fill The Void

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 5:00 AM

Nearly one year since The Vindicator went out of business, the new site Mahoning Matters is hoping to become a destination for local watchdog journalism.

Border Patrol Faulted For Favoring Steel And Concrete Wall Over High-Tech Solutions

US & World | | August 10 2020, 4:00 AM

The Department of Homeland Security watchdog has criticized Border Patrol for not looking for a cheaper alternative to President Trump's border wall, such as cutting-edge surveillance technology.

Prominent Hong Kong Publisher Arrested Under New National Security Law

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 10 2020, 3:20 AM

Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong media tycoon known as a fervent supporter of democracy and human rights, is the most prominent figure arrested thus far under China's new national security law.

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To Mark The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, A Look Back At the Battle For Women’s Suffrage

| August 10 2020, 8:50 AM

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the constitutional right to vote.

Some LA Restaurants Are Finding Alternatives To Delivery Apps — Here's Why

| August 10 2020, 8:36 AM

A growing number of restaurants that have chosen to ditch delivery apps because of high commission rates, safety concerns or both.

Santa Anita Unified School District Supe On Going Back To School, Virtually

| August 10 2020, 8:23 AM

Like many other school districts, Santa Anita will begin it’s school year August 17 continuing with full distance learning.

When SoCal Schools Resume This Month, Who Will Return In Person And How Many Will Be Private School Students Vs. Public School?

| August 10 2020, 8:15 AM

Back to school for fall 2020 is going to look different depending on where you live.

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