Archive for September 30th, 2020

Seagram's Heiress Sentenced In Nxivm Sex Trafficking Ring Case

Crime & Justice | | September 30 2020, 11:20 PM

Several victims of the group offered tearful testimony of the abuse they suffered at the hands of Clare Bronfman, a wealthy member who used her millions to intimidate, control and punish other women.

Alabama Gov. Apologizes To Surviving '5th Girl' Of 1963 KKK Bombing

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 8:20 PM

"There should be no question that Ms. Collins Rudolph and the families of those who perished ... suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering over the ensuing decades."

'I Like What I See': FAA Chief Flies 737 Max, But Not Ready To Recertify Plane

US & World | | September 30 2020, 8:00 PM

Steve Dickson took a Boeing 737 Max on a test flight Wednesday and says "It responded well," as regulators inch closer to ungrounding the troubled jetliner.

Glass Fire Rages Across Northern California, Burning Thousands Of Acres

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 6:00 PM

Flames have engulfed nearly 50,000 acres of land, prompting the evacuation of more than 8,000 residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., according to Mayor Tom Schwedhelm.

Census Bureau Gets 4th Trump Appointee In 3 Months As Count Nears End

US & World | | September 30 2020, 6:00 PM

The abrupt addition of appointees at a federal statistical agency largely run by career civil servants has raised concerns about political interference with the 2020 census.

Senate Approves Spending Stopgap, Hours Ahead of Shutdown Deadline

Politics | | September 30 2020, 5:20 PM

The legislation passed hours before current funding levels are set to expire. With government funding resolved it's unclear whether both chambers can come together on a coronavirus relief package.

Man Charged In Shooting Of 2 L.A. Sheriff's Deputies

US & World | | September 30 2020, 4:40 PM

Deonte Lee Murray, 36, was already in custody after a car-jacking earlier in September. Detectives say they tied Murray to the shooting using surveillance footage and forensic evidence.

Trump On Defensive Over White Supremacist Group After Debate Comments

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 4:00 PM

President Trump attempted to walk back his comments about the Proud Boys, a right-wing group he declined to disavow in Tuesday night's presidential debate. Some GOP lawmakers urged him to clarify.

NFL Postpones 1st Game Due To COVID-19 Pandemic Following Tennessee Titans Outbreak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 3:40 PM

Sunday's game will be delayed until Monday or Tuesday. This comes after four players and five staff members reportedly contracted COVID-19.

Appeals Court Rejects Push To End Census Early By Trump Administration

US & World | | September 30 2020, 3:20 PM

A Trump administration request to suspend a lower court order that extends the census schedule has been denied by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trump's Calls For Poll Watchers Raises Fears About Voter Intimidation

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 2:40 PM

His appeals have unnerved voting rights advocates and election officials, especially in light of incidents around the country that have pitted armed groups from the left and right against each other.

Debate Organizers Say They Will Make Format Changes Before Next Debate

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 1:20 PM

After a presidential debate plagued by interruptions and cross-talk — mostly from President Trump — many voters and journalists asked whether more could have been done to stop the chaos.

New York City Imposes Fines Of Up To $1,000 For Those Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks

Health | | September 30 2020, 1:00 PM

City personnel will hand out free masks. "Our goal, of course, is to give everyone a free face mask and get them to wear it," the mayor said. "We don't want to fine people."

Trial Of Sept. 11 Defendants At Guantánamo Delayed Until August 2021

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 11:40 AM

More setbacks in the long-delayed 9/11 case in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: A U.S military court judge has delayed the trial of the five defendants in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks until August 2021.

'I'm Struggling To Walk': Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 11:20 AM

Ending her most recent quest to tie the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles, Serena Williams had to pull out due to a flare-up from a previous injury.

Kentucky AG Seeks To Delay Release Of Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Recording

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 11:00 AM

The recording would provide a window into more than two days of grand jury proceedings. But the attorney general's office says it needs more time to redact witnesses' personal information.

U.S. Statue Removals Inspire Indigenous People In Latin America To Topple Monuments

US & World | | September 30 2020, 9:20 AM

The latest target was a statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, a Spanish conquistador who founded two Colombian cities and led a military campaign that killed and enslaved thousands of Indigenous people.

Forum: Pandemic's Disproportionate Impacts on Minority Communities in U.S. Cities

Health | | September 30 2020, 9:20 AM

A recent NPR poll finds minority communities have been disproportionately burdened by wage gaps and chronic illnesses during the pandemic. Watch a expert discussion at 12 noon ET Wed. Sept. 30.

Trump To Appeal Removal Of 'Polarizing' Public Lands Chief

Environment & Science | | September 30 2020, 6:20 AM

The White House says it will appeal a federal court ruling ousting William Perry Pendley, who led the Bureau of Land Management for more than 400 days without Senate confirmation.

Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are 'Very Not OK' In The Pandemic

Health | | September 30 2020, 4:20 AM

The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.

Trump Derails 1st Presidential Debate With Biden, And 5 Other Takeaways

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 4:20 AM

The president ran roughshod over debate moderator Chris Wallace and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden — and crossed many lines in the process.

'The Boys In The Band': Raging Gracefully

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 4:20 AM

Netflix's adaptation of Mart Crowley's 1968 play about a gay birthday party that goes off the rails features hard liquor, sharp tongues and broad types.

Without New Federal Money, California Child Care Providers Brace For Pay Cuts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 30 2020, 2:27 PM

The union that represents family child care providers estimates more than 800 Los Angeles County providers have closed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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What We Know About The Shooting Investigation Of 2 Deputies In Compton

| September 30 2020, 10:09 AM

A shooter ambushed two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies earlier this month in Compton sending both to the hospital and resulting in a manhunt for the suspect.

Recapping The Highlights Of The Chaotic First 2020 Presidential Debate

| September 30 2020, 9:24 AM

The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden deteriorated into bitter taunts and near chaos Tuesday night as Trump repeatedly interrupted his opponent with angry - and personal - jabs that sometimes overshadowed the sharply different visions each man has for a nation facing historic crises.

What Do Disney’s Layoffs Mean For Anaheim?

| September 30 2020, 9:18 AM

After months on furlough, Disney’s theme park workers are facing massive layoffs.

A New Prop Aims To Expand Consumer Privacy Laws, But Opponents Say To Read The Fine Print

| September 30 2020, 9:15 AM

This November, Californians will find a new privacy proposition on their ballots.

Triple Play: Dodgers, Lakers Begin Championship Push On Big Night In LA Sports

| September 30 2020, 9:13 AM

If ever there was a year that Los Angeles could use a championship, 2020 is it.

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