Archive for October 27th, 2020

LA Dodgers Win World Series In Game 6, Defeating Tampa Bay 3-1 | | October 27 2020, 11:00 PM

It was the end of a pandemic-shortened season of only 60 games. Los Angeles won for the first time in 32 years.

Mask-Wearing Is Up In The U.S., But Young People Are Still Too Lax, CDC Survey Finds

Health | | October 27 2020, 6:00 PM

A general increase in mask-wearing has been encouraging, U.S. public health experts say. But too few young people, especially, are social distancing and taking other steps to slow coronavirus' spread.

Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

US & World | | October 27 2020, 5:00 PM

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the statue removed in June. The statue, which stands 60 feet high, is the only Confederate statue still standing on the city's Monument Avenue.

As COVID-19 Cases Surge In Wisconsin, Health Workers Brace For More

Health | | October 27 2020, 5:00 PM

Rural areas are of particular concern as COVID-19 cases rise in Wisconsin. One big worry: having enough staff in hospitals.

NXIVM Cult Leader Sentenced To 120 Years In Prison

Crime & Justice | | October 27 2020, 4:20 PM

Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted last year of sex trafficking, human trafficking and racketeering for his role as the head of the cult. "He robbed me of my youth,'' a victim reportedly told the court.

Study: Air Pollution Contributes To 500,000 Newborn Deaths A Year | | October 27 2020, 4:20 PM

The culprit is air pollution — a problem around the globe, from homes where people cook using coal and wood to the smoky streets of San Francisco when wildfires were raging.

'Dude, I'm Done': When Politics Tears Families And Friendships Apart

US & World | | October 27 2020, 4:00 PM

During a bruising political season, many Americans are dropping friends and family members who have different political views. Experts say we should be talking more, not less.

E. Jean Carroll Suit Against Trump To Proceed After Judge Rules Against DOJ

Politics | | October 27 2020, 12:40 PM

A federal judge says the government may not substitute itself for President Trump as the defendant in the matter and accordingly neutralize the case. So the suit against the president can proceed.

Why Diversity Training Has Been Suspended At USAID | | October 27 2020, 9:40 AM

The suspension followed an executive order from the Trump administration that called such workplace programs "divisive," "anti-American," racist against white people and sexist against men.

'Kindred' Dismantles Simplistic Views Of Neanderthals | | October 27 2020, 9:20 AM

Rebecca Wragg Sykes describes evidence showing that as innovative tool- and fire-makers, Neanderthals adapted to changing climates, adopted symbolic cultural practices and expressed profound emotions.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass Summer Peak And Are Climbing Higher Fast

Health | | October 27 2020, 9:20 AM

The country has blown past records set in July and entered uncharted territory. Experts can't predict how high the new peak will go. Here's what's driving the surge.

U.S. And India Sign Military Agreement During Pompeo, Esper Trip | | October 27 2020, 9:00 AM

It's the latest in a series of U.S.-India military agreements designed to counter China's growing power in the Indo-Pacific region.

Sarah Cooper's Netflix Special Is As Weird As 2020, But In The Good Way | | October 27 2020, 8:20 AM

Sarah Cooper became famous for TikTok videos in which she lip-synced the president. Now, she's digging deeper into the emotional messes of this year.

Fatal Police Shooting In Philadelphia Sparks Protests, Clashes Overnight

US & World | | October 27 2020, 8:20 AM

Police shot and killed Walter Wallace during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia. Police said he was holding a knife. Violent clashes erupted on Monday night and into Tuesday.

The Dark Side Of The Recovery Revealed In Big Data | | October 27 2020, 5:40 AM

The way the government tracks recessions is largely the same as it was 70 years ago. A research group is working to change that and is revealing a lot about the lopsided recovery along the way.

Hit With An Unexpectedly High Medical Bill, Here's How A Savvy Patient Fought Back

Health | | October 27 2020, 4:20 AM

When the hospital tried to bill her for more than what she'd been quoted, Tiffany Qiu refused to pay the extra amount and the bill went to collections. She still didn't back down.

Despite Trump-Modi Friendship, Survey Says Indian Americans Back Biden

Politics | | October 27 2020, 4:20 AM

A new survey of Indian American voters finds they heavily favor Biden over Trump. Both campaigns have been reaching out to Indian Americans, a small but potentially decisive voting bloc.

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One Week From Election Day: Vote By Mail Ballots Counted So Far, The Experience At Vote Centers And More

| October 27 2020, 9:44 AM

We’re a mere seven days away from election day 2020 and while we aren’t certain we’ll have results for the presidential race that day, there are plenty of other state and local races and measures on the ballot to watch that might be a little clearer as the polls close across the country next Tuesday night.

More Sleep, Less Social Media: The Surprising Ways Quarantine Has Affected Teen Mental Health

| October 27 2020, 9:29 AM

Virtual school, missed rights-of-passage and family with jeopardized health or finances— for many teenagers, the COVID-19 pandemic has put them through circumstances unlike anything else they’ve experienced.

Peer Reporting Of Excessive Force By LAPD Officers Is Far Lower Than Public Complaints. Where Is the Disconnect?

| October 27 2020, 9:20 AM

Under California law, police officers have to report colleagues who exhibit excessive force. According to the LA Times, in the last five years, the number of officers who were peer-reported has been five -- or possibly even two.

Studies Confirm Longstanding Theory That There’s Water On The Moon. Why Does It Matter?

| October 27 2020, 9:07 AM

Two different teams, each consisting of a network of scientists from all across the globe, had their studies published Monday in peer-reviewed journal Nature Astronomy. Their work, although differing in methodology, led both teams to confirm that there is water on the moon.

Third Party Presidential Candidate Interviews: American Independent

| October 27 2020, 9:02 AM

In the last of our third party presidential candidate series, we’re sitting down with Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra, who’s running as the American Independent candidate.