Archive for September 28th, 2020

COVID-19 Deaths Top 1 Million Worldwide. How These 5 Nations Are Driving The Pandemic | | September 28 2020, 8:20 PM

Nine months after the first reported fatality in China last January, the world has hit a sobering milestone.

Officer Indicted In Breonna Taylor Case Pleads Not Guilty | | September 28 2020, 8:00 PM

Brett Hankison, the former Louisville Police Department detective, has pleaded not guilty to all three counts of wanton endangerment against him, his attorney said on Monday.

Many Arkansas Teachers Refuse In-Person Classes Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Education | | September 28 2020, 7:20 PM

Citing a lack of adherence to guidelines, teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas, have refused to teach in-person classes. The district is considering firing them.

Texas Sheriff Charged With Destroying Evidence In Officer-Related Death

Crime & Justice | | September 28 2020, 7:20 PM

A grand jury has indicted Sheriff Robert Chody with intentionally destroying or concealing video and audio recordings of the encounter involving a Black man who died in police custody last year.

Uber Can Keep Operating In London, Magistrate Rules | | September 28 2020, 5:40 PM

Regulators had refused to renew Uber's license, finding its lax security controls had put passengers at risk. But a court found that Uber had fixed the problems and was fit to operate in the city.

Don't Deduct That Haircut Just Yet: Tax Court Has Rejected Such Claims | | September 28 2020, 3:40 PM

The U.S. Tax Court has repeatedly said that even for a public personality, the costs of maintaining an appealing appearance are not deductible.

Fighting Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Threatens To Spiral Into Full-Blown War | | September 28 2020, 3:00 PM

Dozens of service members on both sides reportedly have been killed in violence that began Sunday in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The conflict has the potential to draw in NATO ally Turkey.

Young Activist Pushes To Lower Voting Age To 16 As 'The Logical Next Step' For Gen Z

Politics | | September 28 2020, 1:00 PM

Young people are known for taking to the streets in protest, but less so at the ballot box. An advocate, 19, from Los Angeles says lowering the age limit could foster a generation of loyal voters.

Pelosi Prepares Democrats For Rare Possibility The House May Decide The Election | | September 28 2020, 12:00 PM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outlined the once far-fetched scenario in a letter to Democrats this weekend and is calling for more financial support for battleground candidates.

Joe And Jennifer Montana Foil Attempted Kidnapping Of Their Grandchild

US & World | | September 28 2020, 11:00 AM

The Montanas were in their Malibu, Calif., home when a woman walked in and snatched the 9-month-old child from a playpen, officials say. Jennifer Montana had to pry the child from the intruder's arms.

Brad Parscale, Senior Adviser To Trump Campaign, Is Hospitalized After Call To Police

Politics | | September 28 2020, 8:40 AM

Brad Parscale's wife told police she was concerned for her husband's safety. In July, Parscale was demoted from his role as the campaign manager of President Trump's reelection effort.

Meet The Trump Campaign Lawyer Who Got His Start Working For Al Gore | | September 28 2020, 7:00 AM

Justin Clark will play a lead role in the Trump campaign's legal strategy, fighting over voting rules — and perhaps the outcome — for the November election.

Nearly Two-Thirds Of U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Face Financial Trouble

Health | | September 28 2020, 5:00 AM

Plus, of all U.S. homes that include someone with a disability, 63% report serious financial hardship during the pandemic, and 37% have used up all or most of their savings.

Amy Coney Barrett: A Dream For The Right, Nightmare For The Left

Crime & Justice | | September 28 2020, 4:20 AM

The mother of seven, beloved in her community and by Notre Dame students, is a sparkling intellect who is likely more conservative than the man she clerked for and revered, Justice Antonin Scalia.

D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists

US & World | | September 28 2020, 4:20 AM

There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.

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The Pandemic Is Creating New Ways To Be Friends. How Are Your Friendships Evolving?

| September 28 2020, 9:52 AM

Some friendships are built to last— or at least, were. With the pandemic, once robust friendships are undergoing new strain, while others are rekindling.

The Confirmation Road Ahead For Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett

| September 28 2020, 9:43 AM

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.

Kobe, Shaq And Phil: The Inside Story Of A Powerful Lakers Dynasty That Put The Franchise Back On The Map

| September 28 2020, 9:42 AM

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal joined forces to bring the Lakers three straight national titles and restore the team into a powerful NBA franchise.

A Closer Look At What We Know Of President Trump’s Tax Returns

| September 28 2020, 9:11 AM

A New York Times report that President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income tax the year he entered the White House — and, thanks to colossal losses, no income tax at all in 11 of the 18 years that the Times reviewed — served to raise doubts about Trump’s self-image as a shrewd and successful businessman.

DOC AMA: No Labor Day COVID-19 Surge In LA County, How Children Might Fight Off The Virus And More

| September 28 2020, 8:49 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.