Archive for September 29th, 2020

Census End Remains Uncertain After Judge Calls New Schedule 'A Violation'

US & World | | September 29 2020, 10:40 PM

A day after the Census Bureau tweeted out a new "target date" of Oct. 5 for ending 2020 census counting, a federal judge in California said she thinks the schedule change may violate a court order.

Florida's Miami-Dade Pushes Back On Loosening Of Coronavirus Restrictions

US & World | | September 29 2020, 6:00 PM

County Mayor Carlos Gimenez says the opening ordered by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis comes too soon and he expressed concern that the number of coronavirus cases could shoot up.

NYC To Send New Ballots To Nearly 100,000 Voters After Printing Error

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 5:20 PM

The error comes as voting by mail is set to expand significantly due to the pandemic and as President Trump has frequently made false claims that the practice will lead to widespread electoral fraud.

Anita Hill On Sexual Harassment In Hollywood And Beyond

US & World | | September 29 2020, 4:40 PM

Anita Hill, chair of the Hollywood Commission, discusses a new report's findings on sexual harassment in the industry. She also discusses Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle and Joe Biden.

'Kobe Bryant Bill' Makes It A Crime For First Responders To Photograph Dead Bodies

US & World | | September 29 2020, 4:20 PM

The bill, signed into law on Monday, came after reports surfaced of gruesome photos being shared of the helicopter crash site that killed Bryant and others.

Flynn Attorney Says She Briefed Trump On Case Amid DOJ Intervention

Politics | | September 29 2020, 4:00 PM

An attorney for the former national security adviser said in court on Tuesday she's been keeping the president in the loop even as the government has sought to drop the charges.

You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You. So Say Fox's Lawyers

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 3:40 PM

Fox News viewers don't expect facts from Tucker Carlson, according to network lawyers who defended their star in a slander lawsuit filed by a woman who said she had an affair with President Trump.

How Operation Warp Speed's Big Vaccine Contracts Could Stay Secret

Health | | September 29 2020, 3:00 PM

More than $6 billion in federal funding has been routed through a firm that manages defense contracts, making the agreements subject to less federal scrutiny and transparency.

Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Dies At 91

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 1:40 PM

Sheikh Sabah spent four decades as foreign minister before becoming emir in 2006. He was known as a master diplomat who tried to mediate disputes in the volatile Gulf region.

'Russia Doesn't Have To Make Fake News': Biggest Election Threat Is Closer To Home

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 1:20 PM

National security officials say Russia is again trying to disrupt the election. But this time, it doesn't have to work so hard because Americans are spreading mistruths and doubts about the election.

Sen. Ted Cruz Says Judge Amy Coney Barrett 'Will Make A Strong Justice'

Politics | | September 29 2020, 12:40 PM

The Texas Republican, author of One Vote Away, a book about the Supreme Court, says President Trump's nominee to the court should not recuse herself if the November election ends up at the high court.

'This Is Too Much': Working Moms Are Reaching The Breaking Point During The Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 12:40 PM

The coronavirus did not create the struggles that working mothers face daily. But it has exacerbated them and made them more visible, forcing women of all income levels to make hard choices.

8 Tennessee Titans Players And Staff Test Positive For Coronavirus

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 12:20 PM

Both the Titans and the Minnesota Vikings – who played the Titans on Sunday — are now shutting down in-person club activities.

Grand Jury Declines To Indict Church Security Guard Who Killed Gunman In Texas

US & World | | September 29 2020, 11:40 AM

Jack Wilson didn't hesitate when a man with a shotgun fired into a packed church near Fort Worth last winter. Wilson killed the man with one shot. On Monday, a grand jury declined to indict him.

Colorado's Grizzly Creek Fire Shows Climate Change's Threat To Transport Routes

Environment & Science | | September 29 2020, 10:20 AM

A huge wildfire shut down a portion of a cross-country interstate highway for two weeks. Now, in a ripple effect of the fire, the newly treeless area is vulnerable to flash floods and landslides.

Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording Will Be Released, Kentucky Attorney General Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 9:40 AM

"The Grand Jury is meant to be a secretive body," Attorney General Daniel Cameron says in a statement. "It's apparent that the public interest in this case isn't going to allow that to happen."

Amnesty International Halts Work In India, Citing 'Witch-Hunt' By Government

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 9:40 AM

The human rights group said its work in India has come to "a grinding halt" after it learned earlier this month that the Indian government froze its bank accounts.

When Young People Get COVID-19, Infections Soon Rise Among Older Adults

Health | | September 29 2020, 7:00 AM

As college campuses grapple with outbreaks of coronavirus infections, research from the CDC suggests young adults are driving infection rates, putting older, more vulnerable people at risk.

More Than 600,000 Child Cases Reported Of COVID-19, But Severe Illness Is 'Rare'

Health | | September 29 2020, 4:20 AM

In a survey of data reported by 49 states and four other jurisdictions, the American Academy of Pediatrics said the infection rate for COVID-19 is 829 per 100,000 children in the population.

6 Questions Ahead Of The 1st Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

Politics | | September 29 2020, 4:20 AM

The first presidential debate is high stakes. Can Trump avoid the sitting-president first-debate slump? Does Biden come across competently? And how personal will it get?

Pandemic Threatens Long-Term Job Security After Hospitality Industry Layoffs

US & World | | September 29 2020, 4:00 AM

Experts say the hotel industry may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2023. Hospitality workers are bearing the brunt of this long downturn.

Voter Game Plan

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 29 2020, 1:00 PM

LAist and KPCC want to help you get your ballot ready with voter guides, deadline reminders, and answers to your questions about the 2020 election.

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What To Watch For In Tonight’s Trump v Biden Debate

| September 29 2020, 9:51 AM

In an election year like no other, the first debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, could be a pivotal moment in a race that has remained stubbornly unchanged in the face of historic tumult.

Holy Days On Zoom: How Did You Observe Yom Kippur?

| September 29 2020, 9:47 AM

Known also as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a day of fasting, prayer and repentance in the Jewish tradition, with the day before set aside for eating and preparing for the holy day.

Prop 22: Carve Out Would Exempt App-Based Rideshare, Delivery Companies From Parts Of California’s Gig Worker Law

| September 29 2020, 9:45 AM

If you thought the fight over whether rideshare and delivery drivers who work for app-based platforms like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and Postmates was over when the California legislature passed AB 5, the controversial labor law designed to provide employee classification and protections to the gig workers who drive for those platforms, think again.

How Could Diversity Training Be Improved? Data And Science, Researcher Says

| September 29 2020, 9:41 AM

As the nation and world reckon with a racist past, many workplaces and institutions have turned to diversity and inclusion training or workshops to bring people up to speed. But some argue those programs, which have been used for decades, haven’t proven successful.

Minneapolis’s Promise To Abolish The Police Stalls, Council Members Reconsidering Their Pledge

| September 29 2020, 9:31 AM

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the beginning of the summer that led to nationwide protests against racial inequality and police brutality, Minneapolis made a pledge to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.