Archive for September 17th, 2020

Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors

Health | | September 17 2020, 8:00 PM

Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.

Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut

US & World | | September 17 2020, 7:00 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.

'A Very Serious Situation': WHO Says Coronavirus Cases Are Rising In Europe Again

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 6:40 PM

The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that weekly increases have reached a higher rate than during the pandemic's peak in March, with "alarming rates of transmission across the region."

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Extends Vote By Mail Deadline, Allows Drop Boxes

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 5:20 PM

The decisions come just seven weeks before Election Day and as a flurry of election-related lawsuits heat up around the country.

Child Positive For Coronavirus Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Quarantining Now

Education | | September 17 2020, 4:00 PM

Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

Court Order Keeps Census In Limbo As Counting End Date Looms

US & World | | September 17 2020, 3:20 PM

After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.

Students Accused Of Breaking College COVID-19 Rules Fight Their Punishments

US & World | | September 17 2020, 3:20 PM

As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.

About 1 In 5 Households In U.S. Cities Miss Needed Medical Care During Pandemic

Health | | September 17 2020, 12:00 PM

Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.

Biggest Worry On Election Security Is Americans' Loss Of Confidence, Wray Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 11:20 AM

The FBI director told members of Congress his greatest fear isn't so much that a foreign nation might achieve some coup, but that too many citizens might no longer trust their own democratic process.

As Pandemic Stretches On, Revealing Possible Exposure Can Be Costly To Workers

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 11:00 AM

COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.

India On Track To Surpass U.S. As Country Worst Affected By COVID-19

US & World | | September 17 2020, 10:20 AM

With more than 5 million coronavirus infections and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.

Without DHS Witnesses In Hearing, Whistleblower Claims Likely Go Unaddressed

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 9:20 AM

Members of Congress have no one to ask in Thursday's hearing about reports of mistreatment against ICE detainees and an alleged push to alter intelligence.

Millions Of Gig Workers Rely On A New Federal Lifeline. They Now Fear It Will End

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 4:20 AM

Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.

U.S. Agency Urges End To Below-Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities

US & World | | September 17 2020, 4:00 AM

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says a 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops."

Trump Casts New Doubt On Any Deal To Keep TikTok Alive In U.S.

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 1:00 AM

Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.

With Day Cares Shut And School Online, LA's Working Moms Are Carrying The Child Care Load

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 17 2020, 10:54 AM

“This COVID-19 crisis has the capacity to really represent a step back in terms of gender equality because we see moms are carrying more of the load than dads,” says University of Arkansas economist Gema Zamarro.

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Survey Finds Nearly Two Thirds Of American Young Adults Unaware Of The Scope Of The Holocaust

| September 17 2020, 10:07 AM

According to a new survey, almost two thirds of American young adults do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

Larry Interviews With LA Times’s New California Columnist

| September 17 2020, 9:54 AM

Gustavo Arellano, has spent two decades showcasing his talents as a Latino journalist through his many books and columns that have become a reflection of the communities we see in Los Angeles.

The Future Of DTLA: Is The Pandemic Just A Bump In The Road Or Something More Serious?

| September 17 2020, 9:08 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has softened the spark of Downtown Los Angeles, much as it’s done to communities all across the country.

Chris Evans NSFW Leak: Have You Ever Accidentally Exposed Yourself Digitally?

| September 17 2020, 8:22 AM

Nowadays it’s become commonplace for a person’s NSFW photos to be leaked into the public, whether it be intentional or accidental.

Checking In On CA’s Track Record On Plastic Use And Recycling

| September 17 2020, 8:20 AM

As reported by Politico’s Debra Kahn, many environmentalists have placed their hopes of minimizing plastic waste in the hands of California.

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