Archive for October 30th, 2020

Trump's Ban On TikTok Suffers Another Legal Setback | | October 30 2020, 7:40 PM

A federal judge put the brakes on yet another aspect of President Trump's push to ban TikTok, but uncertainty still clouds the future of the viral video app in the U.S.

New Zealand Supports The Right To Die, But Rejects The Right To Get High

US & World | | October 30 2020, 7:40 PM

The country voted to allow assisted dying for the terminally ill but no to legalizing marijuana. Two separate referendums were held along with the general election won Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Advisers To CDC Debate How COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Rolled Out

Health | | October 30 2020, 7:00 PM

In advance of a COVID-19 vaccine being available, a group of independent medical advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weighed Friday who should get the vaccine first and how.

Now That More Americans Can Work From Anywhere, Many Are Planning To Move Away | | October 30 2020, 5:40 PM

Since more people are working from home, they're using the opportunity to migrate to other places. Big cities are seeing the biggest outflows, according to new surveys.

Cruise Lines Can Sail Again From The U.S., But It's Not Clear How Soon

US & World | | October 30 2020, 4:40 PM

The federal government has given the go-ahead for cruise ships to sail from ports in the United States. Officials stopped cruise lines in March as the coronavirus pandemic ramped up.

After Months of Questions, Key Operation Warp Speed Adviser's Contract Emerges

Health | | October 30 2020, 4:20 PM

Drug industry veteran Moncef Slaoui is a key figure in Operation Warp Speed's push to develop COVID-19 coronavirus vaccines. His employment terms raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

In Reversal, Walmart Puts Guns Back On Display | | October 30 2020, 4:00 PM

Walmart is returning guns and ammunition back to display shelves after earlier citing "isolated civil unrest" as the reason for temporarily taking them out of view as a safety precaution.

What Pundits Get Wrong About The Latino Vote | | October 30 2020, 2:40 PM

Geraldo Cadava, author of The Hispanic Republican, discusses the biggest misconceptions about Latino voters, who are projected to be the largest nonwhite voting demographic in 2020.

Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor

US & World | | October 30 2020, 1:40 PM

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month.

Connecticut Won't Retry Kennedy Cousin In Martha Moxley Murder Case

US & World | | October 30 2020, 12:00 PM

Michael Skakel was previously accused of bludgeoning to death his 15-year-old neighbor. The prosecutor's office said many of the potential prosecution witnesses for the 1975 murder case have died.

The Campaign To Wipe Out Polio Was Going Really Well ... Until It Wasn't | | October 30 2020, 12:00 PM

It looked as if polio would be the second human disease to be eliminated by vaccine — after smallpox. But "2020 has been a terrible year," the head of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative says.

Slowly And Cautiously, The VA Is Reopening Its Medical Clinics | | October 30 2020, 7:00 AM

Medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs are reopening at a slower pace than many civilian health systems. But the VA has recently started to expand in-person care.

With Many Campuses Closed, Will College Students Turn Out To Vote?

Education | | October 30 2020, 6:20 AM

People ages 18 to 29 are turning out in record-breaking numbers for early voting. But will pandemic-related disruptions to campus life affect student voter turnout on Election Day?

'Truth Seekers': Comedy-Horror Haunted By Ghosts, Gags And Satisfying Reveals | | October 30 2020, 4:00 AM

Nothing's as it seems in this Amazon series, which (sort of) re-teams Nick Frost and Simon Pegg for a gently funny and sometimes scary tale about a team of paranormal investigators.

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Heading Into The Final Weekend Before The Election, What Are Your Last-Minute Voting Questions?

| October 30 2020, 9:37 AM

Vote centers across Southern California are opening up this morning for registered voters to cast their ballots just four days ahead of the 2020 general election on Tuesday.

Council District 10: One-On-One With Mark Ridley-Thomas

| October 30 2020, 9:00 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.

Pour Some Sugar On Me: Tell Us Which Halloween Candy Is Superior

| October 30 2020, 8:56 AM

Let’s get straight to the point -- Halloween is Saturday and our sweet tooths are aching to talk all things candy.


As Black Horror Enters Its Golden Age, Tracing The Genre’s History And How Contemporaries Are Pushing Its Boundaries

| October 30 2020, 9:17 AM

If the releases of Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed "Us," Justin Simien's "Bad Hair" or HBO's "Lovecraft Country" tell you anything about present-day Black horror, it’s that the genre has entered its golden age.

FilmWeek: “His House,” “Madre,” “The Donut King” And More

| October 30 2020, 9:08 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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