Archive for October 23rd, 2020

A NASA Probe Is So Full of Asteroid Material That It Now Has A Problem

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 6:40 PM

A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect rocks from an asteroid seems to have nabbed a lot of material, but there's now an unexpected problem — a flap isn't closing because some rocks are stuck.

With Debates Behind Them, Biden And Trump Enter The Final Stretch Before Election Day

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 5:20 PM

The Biden campaign sought to keep the president's handling of the coronavirus front and center on Friday, while the Trump campaign looked to shift attention toward energy policy.

Veggie Burgers Can Be Called Burgers, European Parliament Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 5:20 PM

Despite pushback from Europe's largest farmer's association, the Parliament will allow vegetarian meat alternatives to use meat-like terms, including burger and steak.

Scientists Discover Unmarked Coffins During Search For 1921 Tulsa Massacre Victims

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 4:40 PM

Tulsa officials said at least 12 coffins were discovered over four days of digging in the city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery. More tests need to be conducted to determine if remains are massacre victims.

Will FDA Heed Its Outside Experts' Advice On COVID-19 Vaccines?

Health | | October 23 2020, 4:00 PM

A panel of doctor and scientists raised questions about the expedited regulatory path the Food and Drug Administration is considering for COVID-19 vaccines.

Coronavirus FAQs: What's Up With Bubble Dining? Should You Hand Out Halloween Candy?

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 3:40 PM

Answers to your COVID-19 questions about how to handle Halloween trick-or-treaters, whether it's safe to eat in a restaurant's outdoor bubble and whether you can be infected through your ear canal.

What Code Switch Listeners Are Reading During The Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 2:40 PM

Some want escapist reads to distract themselves during these times, while others are turning to books that lean into the darkness and dread of the pandemic.

Sudan And Israel Agree To Normalize Relations In U.S.-Brokered Deal

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 23 2020, 2:20 PM

The U.S. said earlier this week that it would remove Sudan from the state sponsors of terrorism list as part of the agreement.

Wales Imposes 'Firebreak Lockdown' As Coronavirus Cases Spike

US & World | | October 23 2020, 1:00 PM

"We know that if we do not act now, it will continue to accelerate," the leader of Wales said. Gatherings are banned between people from different households, both indoors and outside.

U.S. Tops 70,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day — Heights Not Seen Since July

US & World | | October 23 2020, 8:40 AM

U.S. cases have been rising sharply since the middle of September, when the daily rate was hovering around 40,000 cases.

America's School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Sight

Education | | October 23 2020, 6:00 AM

Budget cuts + rising pandemic costs + zero federal relief = a school funding crisis.

In 'Bad Hair,' The Mane Rebels

Arts & Entertainment | | October 23 2020, 4:00 AM

Justin Simien's horror-comedy gets tangled in its own mythmaking, but as an '80s workplace comedy period piece, it's spot-on.

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The Third And Final Presidential Debate

| October 23 2020, 9:49 AM

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought over how to tame the raging coronavirus during the campaign’s closing debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted their vastly different approaches to the major domestic and foreign challenges facing the nation.

Los Angeles Is Looking Into Two Potential Gondolas. What Do Those Plans Look Like, And What Would They Mean For The City

| October 23 2020, 9:46 AM

Los Angeles is looking into gondolas as a means to unclog two of the city’s most trafficked landmarks: Dodger Stadium and the Hollywood sign.

Triple Play: In A Tied World Series, What To Look For In Game 3

| October 23 2020, 9:00 AM

After Brandon Lowe busted out in Game 2 of the World Series, the Rays and Dodgers are tied deep in the heart of Texas.

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FilmWeek: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “David Byrne’s American Utopia,” “On The Rocks” And More

| October 23 2020, 9:04 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.