Archive for November 30th, 2020

U.S. Shoppers Might Spend $13 Million Per Minute During Cyber Monday Peak

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 4:40 PM

Despite the pandemic recession, holiday sales are expected to set a new record, topping $755 billion.

So You Traveled Over Thanksgiving. Now What?

Health | | November 30 2020, 4:40 PM

Experts suggest being extra-careful over the next week or two if you gathered with others outside your pod. That means masks, getting tested and assuming you might be infected with the coronavirus.

Israeli Tourism Ministry Warns Against Discussing Sensitive Topics With UAE Citizens

US & World | | November 30 2020, 3:20 PM

The ministry's 29-page advisory is geared to tourism professionals and business travelers now that travel is open between the two countries, but it has been criticized in both Israel and the Gulf.

California Battles COVID-19 Surge As Hospitalizations Reach All-Time High

Health | | November 30 2020, 2:40 PM

Most of California is under the state's highest risk-level assessment, restricting most indoor activities and gatherings.

China Refuses To Apologize To Australia Over Official's Tweet Of Doctored Image

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 2:20 PM

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had asked for an apology. Instead, a Chinese government representative excoriated Australia for its troops' alleged brutality in Afghanistan.

Supreme Court Weighs Trump Plan To Exclude Undocumented Immigrants In Census Case

Crime & Justice | | November 30 2020, 12:00 PM

If President Trump succeeds, it will be the first time unauthorized immigrants will not be counted for purposes of drawing new congressional districts.

Newsmax Rises On Wave Of Resentment Toward Media — Especially Fox News

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 11:20 AM

Conservative Newsmax TV has enjoyed a sharp burst in ratings as President Trump has urged his fans to turn away from Fox News.

Biden Is Good News For Europe, But China Challenges Await

US & World | | November 30 2020, 11:00 AM

Even as European Union leaders welcome more cordial U.S. relations, the trans-Atlantic partnership faces the tough test of handling China's expansion.

President-Elect Biden Names Core Members Of His Economic Team

Politics | | November 30 2020, 10:20 AM

Among the names: Cecilia Rouse is nominated as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. If confirmed, she'll be the first Black woman, and just the fourth woman overall, to lead the CEA.

New Zealand Charges 13 Parties Over Deaths At White Island Volcano

US & World | | November 30 2020, 10:00 AM

A work safety agency says last year's eruption, which killed 22 people, was unexpected, but it wasn't unforeseeable. The tragedy struck at New Zealand's most active volcano.

More Good News For Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 6:20 AM

Biotech company Moderna has new data reinforcing that its COVID-19 inoculation is safe and effective. The company is submitting an application to the FDA Monday requesting emergency use authorization.

Too Many Storms, Not Enough Names

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 4:20 AM

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends Monday. And it couldn't come soon enough. The season set plenty of records, including the most named storms, the latest a category 5 formed and many others.

Can Trump Change A Key Census Count? Supreme Court Hears His Claim

Crime & Justice | | November 30 2020, 4:20 AM

The Constitution says that for reallocating House seats, the census must count the "whole number of persons" in each state. But Trump wants to subtract undocumented immigrants.

Virtual Charter Schools Are Booming, Despite A Checkered Reputation

Education | | November 30 2020, 4:20 AM

For-profit virtual charter schools have been dogged by complaints of low student performance, fraud and waste. Still, many are seeing a pandemic-induced enrollment surge.

As Hospitals Fill With COVID-19 Patients, Medical Reinforcements Are Hard To Find

Health | | November 30 2020, 4:20 AM

Last spring, nurses and doctors traveled to New York and other COVID hot spots to help overwhelmed hospitals. But with the virus spreading everywhere, hospitals now have nowhere to turn for help.

How Snail Mail Connected This San Gabriel Valley School District To Its Youngest Students

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | November 30 2020, 6:00 AM

What does it take to ship 912 miniature elephants in the mail? Determined teachers and a little creativity.

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Britain’s Culture Minister Wants A Fiction Disclaimer On ‘The Crown.’ But What Obligation Should Fictionalized Shows Have In Depicting True Events?

| November 30 2020, 9:32 AM

Britain’s culture minister made waves on social media this weekend after he said that Netflix’s series “The Crown” should carry a disclaimer that it is a work of fiction.

What The Census Case In Front Of SCOTUS Means For California

| November 30 2020, 9:19 AM

President Donald Trump’s attempt to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to divvy up congressional seats is headed for a post-Thanksgiving Supreme Court showdown.

COVID-19: As International Vaccine Race Progresses, Los Angeles Residents Hunker Down Amid County Stay-At-Home Order

| November 30 2020, 9:15 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

Checking In On SoCal’s Housing & Rental Markets: Rents Fall In Los Angeles, Prices Rise In The Suburbs & More

| November 30 2020, 9:14 AM

According to a recent piece in the Los Angeles Times, rents in Los Angeles are falling during the COVID-19 pandemic and steadily rising in the Inland Empire.

Healthcare Worker Burnout: What Are Frontline Workers Experiencing

| November 30 2020, 9:08 AM

It’s been eight months of pandemic, and with LA County’s rates getting worse, frontlines workers aren’t getting a break.

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