Archive for October 19th, 2020

Debate Commission To Mute Candidates' Mics At Start Of Each Segment

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 8:00 PM

This decision comes after a chaotic first debate that was widely criticized for its largely unstructured nature. President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are set to face off on Thursday.

Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania Can Count Ballots Received After Election Day

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 7:20 PM

Pennsylvania Republicans had sought to block the counting of late-arriving ballots, which the state's Supreme Court had approved last month.

Air Travel High: TSA Screens 1 Million For First Time Since March

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 6:40 PM

The agency screened more than one million travelers at airport security checkpoints Sunday, the most since the start of the pandemic. But the modest air travel increase may be short-lived.

Channing Dungey Named Chairman of Warner Bros. Television Group

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 6:00 PM

Dungey previously held executive roles at ABC and Netflix. She is set to take over in early 2021 replacing Peter Roth who ran the television division for two decades.

New Law Creates 988 Hotline For Mental Health Emergencies

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 5:40 PM

President Trump has signed a bipartisan bill creating a three-digit hotline for mental health emergencies. Mental health advocates say it'll bring mental health crisis response into the 21st century.

Study: Plastic Baby Bottles Shed Microplastics When Heated. Should You Be Worried?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 5:00 PM

The implications for a child's health are not yet known. The study's authors urge people not to panic — and stress the need for more research.

U.S. Borders With Canada And Mexico Will Stay Closed Another Month

US & World | | October 19 2020, 4:20 PM

"The situation in the United States continues to be of concern. So we're going to make sure we're keeping Canadians safe as best as we can," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Ally Of Socialist Evo Morales On Track To Win Bolivia's Election As Rival Concedes

US & World | | October 19 2020, 2:00 PM

Luis Arce, a candidate handpicked by former President Evo Morales, is expected to be confirmed as the winner in the country's most important presidential election in a generation.

UNICEF To Stockpile Over Half A Billion Syringes For Future COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 12:40 PM

The agency, also known as the United Nations Children's Fund, plans to distribute up to 1 billion syringes by 2021.

No It's Not A TV Movie: Death, Renewed Determination, A $1 Million Prize

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 12:40 PM

The patriarch/peace activist was assassinated in Somalia. His wife and 3 daughters fled. Mom (and one child) returned to build on his work. Now they've won the Aurora Prize — which has its own twist.

South Korea Eases Coronavirus Restrictions, Touts 'Exceptional' Success

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 12:20 PM

Churches resume in-person services and stadiums welcome sports fans as the country once again manages to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Supreme Court To Hear Cases Tied To Trump's Policies On Mexico Border

Politics | | October 19 2020, 10:40 AM

One centers on the use of military funds to pay for building part of a border wall. The other revolves around the "Remain in Mexico" policy that makes asylum-seekers stay out of the U.S.

40 Million Coronavirus Cases Are Now Reported Worldwide

Health | | October 19 2020, 9:00 AM

With the flu season looming, the rate of new cases in the U.S. and other countries is rising at rates not seen in months.

Coronavirus Cases Rise To Highest Level Since Late July

Health | | October 19 2020, 6:20 AM

Raging outbreaks in the Midwest and Great Plains are driving the numbers, but every region of the country is showing growth in new infections.

COVID-19 Test Results Get Faster, But Still Too Slow To Help Slow Disease Spread

Health | | October 19 2020, 5:20 AM

The average wait time for results of a coronavirus test has dropped to about three days, but that is still too slow to keep infected people from unknowingly spreading the virus, researchers report.

Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: 'We Need To Change The Model'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 4:00 AM

San Francisco will soon launch the nation's largest experiment that diverts most nonviolent mental health and behavioral crisis calls away from police and to specially trained mobile units.

China's Economy Bounces Back As Pandemic Is Brought Under Control

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 19 2020, 3:20 AM

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging globally, China will be the only major economy in the world to post positive growth this year.

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Bobcat Fire And The Historical Cabins Deep In Angeles National Forest

| October 19 2020, 9:51 AM

Despite the hopes of cabin owners in the Big Santa Anita Canyon, the Bobcat Fire spilled over the canyon’s edge from the Angeles National Forest on the evening of September 13.

SCOTUS Picks Up Big Trump-era Immigration Cases

| October 19 2020, 9:51 AM

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases involving Trump administration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border: one about a policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings and a second about the administration’s use of money to fund the border wall.

Grit, Baby! Dodgers Beat Braves For Another Crack At The World Championship

| October 19 2020, 9:50 AM

The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated as Cody Bellinger’s drive soared deep into the Texas night.

WSJ Report Finds Big SoCal Hospitals Refusing Covid Patients For Financial Reasons

| October 19 2020, 9:43 AM

According to a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, several hospital systems in Southern California refused or stalled on taking in COVID-19 patient transfers because of those patient’s insurance status.

Angeleno, Southern Californian, Pasadenan: What Do You Call Yourself And Why?

| October 19 2020, 9:02 AM

If you’re a California or Los Angeles resident, how do you identify yourself?

Green Party Presidential Candidate On His Platform, The 2020 Election & More

| October 19 2020, 8:55 AM

Howie Hawkins, co-founder of the Green Party and the party’s 2020 candidate, is running to put an ecosocialist program on the agenda, as well as to draw more attention to the climate change crisis and economic justice for low-income Americans.