Archive for December 4th, 2020

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Restore DACA As It Existed Under Obama

Crime & Justice | | December 04 2020, 7:20 PM

Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.

Education Department Extends Student Loan Payment Freeze Through January

Education | | December 04 2020, 6:00 PM

Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

Chinese Chang'e-5 Is Returning From Moon With Rocks, Left A Flag To Celebrate | | December 04 2020, 5:40 PM

The craft has been collecting rock and soil samples. China is only the second country to plant its national banner on the lunar surface.

Coronavirus FAQs: Are Playgrounds Too Risky? Do I Need A Mask For Outdoor Exercise? | | December 04 2020, 4:20 PM

States are closing down playgrounds again as case counts rise. Is that a good idea? Also: What's the deal with masks and outdoor exercise?

Ohio House Passes Bill Requiring Fetal Abortion Remains To Be Buried Or Cremated

US & World | | December 04 2020, 3:40 PM

The bill is "nothing more than legislative harassment," ACLU of Ohio lobbyist Gary Daniels said in his testimony against the legislation.

Offshore Drilling Set To Begin Off Florida Alarms Environmentalists

US & World | | December 04 2020, 3:40 PM

The drilling is scheduled to start this month in waters off the Bahamas, just 150 miles from the Florida coast. It's raising alarms among environmental groups and businesses that rely on tourism.

Survey Finds Asian Americans Are Racial Or Ethnic Group Most Willing To Get Vaccine

Health | | December 04 2020, 3:00 PM

Pew Research Center found 83% of Asian Americans said they would get a vaccine compared to 42% of Blacks. White and Latinx respondents were about even with 63% and 61% respectively saying they would.

Pro-Populist Media In Eastern Europe Promote Trump's Baseless Voter Fraud Claims

US & World | | December 04 2020, 1:20 PM

Media that are supportive of leaders in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia either repeat the false claims or suggest President-elect Joe Biden is part of a vast liberal conspiracy to stifle conservatives.

Oregon Town Grapples With Shooting Death Of 19-Year-Old Aidan Ellison

US & World | | December 04 2020, 12:20 PM

The Black teenager was killed Nov. 23 by a white middle-aged man who confronted him for playing loud music. Ellison's death is causing soul searching in the mostly white community where he lived.

What To Do If You Test Positive For The Coronavirus This Winter

Health | | December 04 2020, 12:20 PM

Here's how to self-isolate, what the new quarantine guidance means for your household, and which symptoms signal you need immediate emergency care.

Immune Response In Animals Good News For COVID-19 Vaccine Development | | December 04 2020, 10:40 AM

Researchers found that a class of antibodies in a monkey's blood provides protection from COVID-19. If that hold true for humans, a blood test may predict whether a vaccine candidate is working.

U.K. Will Start Immunizing People Against COVID-19 On Tuesday, Officials Say | | December 04 2020, 10:00 AM

Mass vaccinations will start less than a week after the U.K. approved the new drug. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says it could start "a long path back to normality."

'Warning Signs Flashing': Job Growth Slows Sharply As Pandemic Takes Toll On Economy | | December 04 2020, 7:40 AM

U.S. employers added just 245,000 jobs last month, as the runaway pandemic continued to weigh on hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9% in October.

'Mank' Is A Lushly Rendered Cinematic Landscape | | December 04 2020, 6:00 AM

David Fincher's dramatization of Citizen Kane's origin story is an impressive, if occasionally inert, biopic.

S. Korea Considers Tighter Coronavirus Restrictions As Cases Spike | | December 04 2020, 5:00 AM

Amid criticism of the government's recent handling of the pandemic, the country is seeing more cases than at any time in the past nine months.

Momentum For Coronavirus Relief Bill Builds, But Time Short As Parties Work On Deal

Politics | | December 04 2020, 4:40 AM

With days left before Congress aims to wrap for the year, Republicans and Democrats appear more willing to negotiate on a COVID-19 relief bill. But key sticking points remain.

In 'Sound Of Metal,' Sudden Hearing Loss Sends A Drummer Reeling | | December 04 2020, 4:40 AM

Riz Ahmed gives a quiet, intense and profoundly unsentimental performance as a rock drummer who suddenly loses his hearing and stubbornly refuses to accept it.

Bangladesh Begins Moving Displaced Rohingya Muslims To Island | | December 04 2020, 4:40 AM

The remote island of Bhashan Char was first proposed as an option to move the Rohingya in 2015. The island is potentially unsafe for inhabitants given its cyclone- and flood-prone nature.

5 Things We've Learned About Virtual School In 2020

Education | | December 04 2020, 4:00 AM

Most schooling has been offered online this semester. Teachers are working hard to improve that experience, but many students are still left behind.

A 10-Year Plan For Early Childhood In California With Uncertain Next Steps | | December 04 2020, 11:31 AM

It’ll cost the state an additional $2 billion to $12 billion to overhaul California’s early childhood system and there aren’t many details on where that money will come from. In the words of one child advocate, “Great roadmap, but now let's show us the money.”

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FilmWeek: ‘Red, White And Blue,’ ‘Mank,’ ‘76 Days,’ And More

| December 04 2020, 9:07 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

John Horn Talks With Director Hao Wu About The Making Of ‘76 Days’ Amid Chaos

| December 04 2020, 8:59 AM

The documentary “76 Days” takes viewers into Wuhan hospitals, following frontline healthcare workers as they battled COVID-19 during the city’s months-long lockdown early in the pandemic.


LAUSD Wants Parents To Weigh In By Sunday On Whether They’d Send Their Kids Back For In-Person Learning

| December 04 2020, 9:08 AM

Los Angeles Unified School District campuses remain closed for in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the district wants parents to tell them whether or not they’d send their kids back for in-person learning when the time does come for the morning bell to ring again.

Transportation Dept Restricts Service And Emotional Support Animal Rules

| December 04 2020, 8:55 AM

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end.

COVID-19: Hospitals Fear Staffing Shortages, CA’s Regional Stay-At-Home Order And More

| December 04 2020, 8:50 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Tim Brewer from UCLA.