Archive for August 12th, 2020

Airbnb Sues Guest Whose Sacramento Party Drew Gunfire Injuring 3

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 8:20 PM

"This marks the first time Airbnb has taken affirmative steps to initiate legal proceedings against a booking guest for throwing an unauthorized party," the company said.

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Damaged By Falling Cable

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 5:20 PM

The cable tore a gaping 100-foot hole in one of the largest radio telescope dishes in the world, taking the instrument offline until repairs can be made.

Big 12 Is Moving Ahead With Fall Football Season

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 5:00 PM

The conference hopes to hold its title game in December, as it normally would, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Report: 59 Confederate Symbols Removed Since George Floyd's Death

US & World | | August 12 2020, 4:00 PM

America's reckoning with racism has brought down statues, one state flag and one police emblem, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — and led to the renaming of schools and other sites.

Eagles And Mockingbirds Catch A Break As Judge Strikes Down Trump Bird Opinion

Environment & Science | | August 12 2020, 3:20 PM

In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.

Florida Sheriff Orders Deputies And Staff Not To Wear Face Masks

US & World | | August 12 2020, 1:40 PM

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods says that "effective immediately, any individual walking in to any one of our lobbies ... wearing a mask will be asked to remove it."

New Outbreak In New Zealand Leads To New Rules And Supermarket Runs

US & World | | August 12 2020, 1:20 PM

Four new likely cases of COVID-19 are linked to a cluster in an Auckland family announced Tuesday. The country returns to tighter restrictions and is promoting an app to help with contact tracing.

R. Kelly Associates Charged With Trying To Bribe, Intimidate His Accusers

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 1:00 PM

Federal prosecutors say that one of the three men offered $500,000 to keep one woman from testifying. Another allegedly burned an SUV leased by an accuser's father.

'We Made Herstory': Fani Willis Poised To Become First Woman DA in Georgia County

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 12:00 PM

Willis defeated six-term Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, and her former boss, in Tuesday's runoff. Howard has been dogged by scandal, including his handling of the Rayshard Brooks case.

Netflix Is Letting Some People Speed Up Playback. That's A Big Deal For Blind Fans

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 8:20 AM

People who are blind spend a lot of time listening to words. So much that they often prefer to listen at faster speeds, including for TV shows.

Payroll Tax Delay To Boost Take-Home Pay, But Don't Spend It Yet

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 4:20 AM

President Trump has directed the Treasury Department to stop collecting payroll taxes this fall in an effort to boost workers' paychecks. But the move is temporary, and could spark headaches in 2021.

Multnomah County DA: Most Portland Protesters Won't Face Charges, Deserve To Be Heard

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 12 2020, 4:00 AM

The newly elected district attorney, Mike Schmidt, said only those involved in "deliberate property damage, theft or force against another person or threats of force" may face charges.

How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions

US & World | | August 12 2020, 4:00 AM

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

U.S. Puts Kodak Deal On Hold Amid Scrutiny Of Its Finances

Politics | | August 12 2020, 4:00 AM

The decision to entrust $765 million of taxpayer money to the former maker of photographic equipment raises several questions about the Trump administration's due diligence of Kodak.

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Nicholas Kristof And Sheryl WuDunn On The Challenges Facing Working Class America

| August 12 2020, 9:23 AM

In their new book, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn delve into the lives of America’s working-class.

It's Kamala! And What That Means For California Politics

| August 12 2020, 9:14 AM

Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, betting that the California senator’s historic profile and confrontational style against President Donald Trump will boost Democrats’ efforts to oust the Republican president amid cascading national crises.

COVID-19: LA County Surpasses 5,000 Deaths, Study On Effectiveness Of Various Types Of Masks

| August 12 2020, 9:09 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Libby Denkmann talks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital.

Former CA Congresswoman Katie Hill Is Back With A Memoir

| August 12 2020, 9:03 AM

Last year, Democratic Congresswoman Katie Hill from California resigned after nude photos of her were leaked online and the House began investigating whether she had a sexual relationship with an aide, which she denied.

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