Archive for October 26th, 2020

Eli Lilly Ends Coronavirus Antibody Treatment Trial, Other Studies Go On

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 26 2020, 10:00 PM

The trial studied the efficacy of bamlanivimab and remdesivir on hospitalized COVID-19 patients - the same therapies given to President Trump. But researchers say people showed no marked improvement.

Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court, Takes Constitutional Oath

Politics | | October 26 2020, 7:20 PM

The 48-year-old judge solidifies the court's conservative majority, filling Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat just about a week before Election Day.

Colorado Governor Faces Challenges As COVID-19 Cases Surge And Winter Approaches

US & World | | October 26 2020, 6:20 PM

The state saw more than 8,000 new cases last week. Gov. Jared Polis has enacted a mask mandate and limited social gatherings but has encountered pushback.

Fight Against Colorado's Two Largest-Ever Fires Continues, Aided By Snow

Environment & Science | | October 26 2020, 6:20 PM

The fires are burning across more than 400,000 acres and have reached Rocky Mountain National Park.

El Paso, Texas, Judge Issues 2-Week Curfew To Stem Surge Of COVID-19 Cases

US & World | | October 26 2020, 4:00 PM

The judge said he was "left with no choice" but to impose a countywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. He noted El Paso County has seen a 160% increase in its positivity rate in the last three weeks.

Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 26 2020, 3:00 PM

The suit claims Uber's rating system, which is based on passenger reviews, discriminates against drivers who are not white or who have accents. Uber says the claim is untrue.

VMI Superintendent Steps Down Amid Allegations Of 'Structural Racism'

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 26 2020, 3:00 PM

Superintendent J.H. Binford Peay III resigned on Monday amid allegations that the school's culture was hostile to Black cadets. The state is now investigating "structural racism" at VMI.

Nagorno-Karabakh: U.S.-Brokered Cease-Fire Falters Soon After It Starts

US & World | | October 26 2020, 2:40 PM

The U.S.-brokered truce — the third attempt by outside powers to end hostilities that erupted a month ago — went into effect early Monday. But the two sides quickly accused each other of violating it.

'A Decarbonized Society': Japan Pledges To Be Carbon Neutral By 2050

Environment & Science | | October 26 2020, 2:20 PM

The country joins the European Union and other countries that have pledged to reduce their carbon footprint to zero over the next few decades.

Stocks Tumble As Coronavirus Cases Spike Again In U.S. And Europe

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 26 2020, 1:20 PM

Investors are also discouraged by the lack of progress in talks between Congress and the White House over another coronavirus relief bill.

Election Stress Getting To You? 4 Ways To Keep Calm

Health | | October 26 2020, 4:00 AM

Doom-scrolling much? Nearly 70% of Americans report feeling stressed about politics. We're sleepless and irritable, and our heads hurt. Here's how some of your fellow citizens are coping.

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Hate Crimes Are On The Rise In Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Data Shows

| October 26 2020, 9:49 AM

Two reports released last week found that hate crimes increased to a ten-year high in Los Angeles County and continued to increase in Orange County.

The Dos and Don’ts Of Pandemic Planting During SoCal’s Erratic Weather Changes

| October 26 2020, 9:41 AM

Whether it's planting succulents, growing fruit trees in a garden or finding solace in indoor greenery; taking care of plants has become a huge trend during the pandemic. Studies show that having plants in the house to tend to can relieve psychological and physiological stress.

DOC AMA: COVID-19 Cases Breaking Records Nationally, How To Celebrate Halloween Safely & More

| October 26 2020, 9:36 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner, infectious disease specialist at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Los Angeles City Council District 4 Debate: Incumbent Councilmember David Ryu Faces Off Against Challenger Nithya Raman

| October 26 2020, 9:28 AM

As part of AirTalk’s continuing coverage of the 2020 elections, we’ve been bringing you discussions over the last two months to get you up to speed on the major state and county ballot propositions and local races that you’ll need to know about when filling out your ballot, if you haven’t done so already.

Triple Play: That Sleepless Saturday Night For The Entire Los Angeles

| October 26 2020, 9:14 AM

Max Muncy knew, right away. He flung his bat down as the ball sailed toward the seats in right-center.