Archive for October 29th, 2020

Want To Buy A Gun At Walmart? You've Got To Ask For It

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 8:20 PM

The retail giant removed firearms and ammunition from its shelves saying it's a precautionary step amid the recent outbreak of civil unrest. But the weapons are still available, if you ask for them.

Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List

Environment & Science | | October 29 2020, 4:00 PM

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing federal protections for gray wolves in the contiguous U.S., saying the species' recovery is a success. Wildlife groups are promising to sue.

Long Island 'Superspreader Events' Threaten To Undo Its Success At Controlling Virus

US & World | | October 29 2020, 3:20 PM

"Between this wedding and this birthday party, there are 56 positive COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 under quarantine," said Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

Democratic Lawmakers Denounce DHS 'Ad Hoc' Migrant Deportations In Guatemala

US & World | | October 29 2020, 3:00 PM

Democratic lawmakers are demanding more information from the Trump administration about U.S. agents working in Guatemala to round up Honduran migrants and send them to the Guatemala-Honduras border.

COVID-19 Has Robbed The World's Poorest Children Of Nearly 4 Months Of Schooling

Education | | October 29 2020, 12:40 PM

A new report finds the return to education has been much slower in the world's poorer countries.

Why Some Memories Seem Like Movies: 'Time Cells' Discovered In Human Brains

Health | | October 29 2020, 12:20 PM

Scientists have identified special cells in the human brain that organize movie-like memories, helping us to relive important experiences and events.

Remote Marshall Islands Record First Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

US & World | | October 29 2020, 12:00 PM

Two people arriving from the U.S. tested positive at a U.S. military base, ending the nation's run as one of the few in the world with zero known coronavirus cases.

India Surpasses 8 Million Coronavirus Cases; Second Only To U.S.

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 8:40 AM

New confirmed cases in India have been dropping recently. But the Hindu festival season, local elections and seasonal air pollution are raising concerns that the virus could surge again.

3 Dead In Apparent Terrorist Knife Attack At Church In Nice, France

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 7:40 AM

A man used a knife to kill a woman and two men at the church, according to local media reports. The mayor of Nice calls it an attack on Christianity.

U.S. Economy Grows At Record Pace But Still Has A Long Way To Go

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 7:40 AM

U.S. GDP grew at a record 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, erasing some but not all of the damage done by the coronavirus recession.

Germany Sees Generational Conflict Over Pandemic As Virus Spreads

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 7:00 AM

Germany is heading into a partial lockdown. Berlin already imposed closing hours to its nightlife for the first time in decades, as Germany's leader asked youth to think of their grandparents.

Pandemic Means Closing Time For Many New York City Restaurants And Bars

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 4:40 AM

Cold temps added to rising debts are forcing New York City restaurants to close or reinvent themselves for the pandemic era.

Opioid Crisis: Critics Say Trump Fumbled Response To Another Deadly Epidemic

US & World | | October 29 2020, 4:20 AM

President Trump promised to end America's opioid crisis. On his watch overdose deaths flattened in 2018 then surged again to record levels.

The 13 Races That Will Determine Senate Majority

Politics | | October 29 2020, 4:20 AM

These are the 13 races that will determine control of the Senate in the next Congress. To win control, Democrats would need to net-gain four seats, or three seats plus control of the White House.

VoteMobile Helps California Wildfire Victims And Seniors Cast Their Ballots

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 4:20 AM

A new mobile voting center is cruising through Santa Cruz, Calif., this election season. It's especially important for people who lost their homes in recent wildfires.

As Biotech Crops Lose Their Power, Scientists Push For New Restrictions

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 4:00 AM

Some of the first GMOs – corn and cotton plants that have been genetically modified to fend off insects – are running into problems. Bugs have become resistant to them because they've been overused.

During A Mental Health Crisis, A Family's Call To 911 Turns Tragic

Health | | October 29 2020, 4:00 AM

A mother in Lancaster, Pa., tried for years to help her grown son get consistent treatment for schizophrenia. Then, hoping to get him involuntarily committed for care, the family called the police.

Long Beach Will Connect Families To Free Child Care

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | October 29 2020, 5:12 PM

Parents and caregivers can apply for up to 40 hours of free services starting Monday, Nov. 2.

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DOC AMA: Southern California Sees Surge In New Cases, Study Finds Robust Antibodies May Persist For Months & More

| October 29 2020, 9:45 AM

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

Council District 10: One-On-One With Candidate Grace Yoo

| October 29 2020, 9:32 AM

Los Angeles City Council District 10 is a sprawling district that covers southern Central Los Angeles and northern South Los Angeles, and includes Baldwin Village, Koreatown, Mid-City and South Robertston.

Healthcare Policy Experts On What Joe Biden’s Public Option Health Plan Would Actually Look Like

| October 29 2020, 9:29 AM

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, many Americans are thinking about their personal health on new and difficult terms, which may figure into who they vote for in the presidential election.

Following Huizar Corruption Scandal, Newly Appointed LA City Councilmember Kevin de León Talks Priorities For District 14

| October 29 2020, 9:24 AM

Kevin de León is now the newest member of the Los Angeles City Council. He was sworn in earlier this month.

What Halloween In Southern California Looks Like During A Global Pandemic

| October 29 2020, 9:20 AM

As is the case with most of the major holidays this year, Halloween is going to look a lot different due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How Will You Be Following The Election And What Are Your Expectations?

| October 29 2020, 9:19 AM

With vote-by-mail and pandemic-related hold-ups, this year’s election results might not be as quickly announced as years prior.