Archive for January 21st, 2021

Woman Charged In Theft Of Pelosi's Laptop Released From Jail

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 7:20 PM

Riley Williams, 22, was released from jail Thursday into her mother's custody. Williams is charged with stealing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the attack on the Capitol.

'Damn Refreshing': Mayor Pete Gets Friendly Reception At Senate Hearing

Politics | | January 21 2021, 5:00 PM

Transportation secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg made the case for climate action and infrastructure investments at his confirmation hearing. Most senators reacted warmly.

No Mask, No Fly: Biden Signs Order Requiring Face Coverings On Planes

US & World | | January 21 2021, 5:00 PM

The executive order signed by President Biden Thursday also includes interstate travel on trains, buses and cruise ships, in a sharp reversal of the Trump administration's lax mask culture.

Judge Rejects NRA's Bid To Throw Out Or Transfer Lawsuit That Could Shut It Down

Crime & Justice | | January 21 2021, 4:40 PM

The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.

Facebook Asks Oversight Board Whether Trump's Account Should Be Restored Now

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 4:20 PM

The social network referred its decision to revoke the former president's posting privileges to its Oversight Board, an independent panel of experts.

Judge Refuses To Reinstate Parler After Amazon Shut It Down

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 2:20 PM

U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein sided with Amazon, which argued that Parler would not remove posts from its site that threatened public safety in the wake of the Capitol riot.

Biden To Keep Wray On As FBI Director

Politics | | January 21 2021, 2:00 PM

FBI Director Christopher Wray is less than four years into his 10-year term. He was confirmed to lead the FBI in August 2017 after former President Donald Trump fired James Comey.

As 19th Century Females, Sisters In 'The Doctors Blackwell' Achieve Many Firsts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 2:00 PM

Historian Janice P. Nimura tells the story of America's first and third certified women doctors and the role these sisters played in building medical institutions.

South Korean Ex-Coach Sentenced To 10 Years Over Sexual Assault Of Olympic Champion

US & World | | January 21 2021, 12:20 PM

Shim Suk-hee, a star short track speedskater who has won four Olympic medals, accused Cho Jae-beom of sexually abusing her dozens of times.

Police Find 1st 'Cannabis Factory' In London's Financial District, Destroy 826 Plants

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 11:00 AM

Growers likely took advantage of less-populated streets due to the coronavirus pandemic, police say. But the reduction in city traffic also made the cannabis plants' pungent odor more noticeable.

Unemployment Claims Stay Stubbornly High As Biden Takes Office

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 9:40 AM

New claims for state unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained high, showcasing the economic challenges facing President Biden.

U.S. Will Remain In WHO, Fauci Announces, As Biden Reverses Trump Move

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 8:20 AM

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded, "Thank you my brother Tony" and thanks also to the U.S. for renewing its support.

Reinfections More Likely With New Coronavirus Variants, Evidence Suggests

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 7:00 AM

The variant in Brazil is causing a surge in Manaus, a city where the virus previously infected huge numbers in the spring of 2020. Researchers are trying to determine why.

The Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say

Health | | January 21 2021, 4:40 AM

Daily numbers of new cases are finally starting to wane, and hospitalizations are down slightly. But health care systems are still overburdened and another resurgence remains a threat.

Grocers Have A Strategy To Get Their Workers Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Pay Them

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 4:40 AM

Grocers from Aldi to Trader Joe's are pitching financial incentives to their employees to encourage them to get vaccinated.

Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill And Wound Dozens

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 21 2021, 4:20 AM

Suicide bombings have been rare in the Iraqi capital since the country's military pushed out the Islamic State in 2017. The last such attack occurred three years ago.

Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices

Crime & Justice | | January 21 2021, 4:00 AM

Demonstrators in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday were said to be anti-fascist protesters. They vandalized the Democratic Party of Oregon's office and held signs rejecting Biden's presidency.

On Day 2, Biden To Focus On COVID-19 Strategy With 10 Executive Actions

Politics | | January 21 2021, 4:00 AM

President Biden laid out his COVID-19 strategy before he took office. On Thursday, he'll start implementing it with 10 orders and directives.

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

US & World | | January 21 2021, 2:20 AM

Under the Biden administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

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COVID-19 AMA: Biden To Issue Pandemic Plan, Decline In New Cases For U.S., And More

| January 21 2021, 9:42 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

On First Day, Biden Signs Series Of Executive Orders To Reverse Trump-Era Policies

| January 21 2021, 9:13 AM

President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

How Historic Health Inequities Are Tied To COVID Impact In South LA

| January 21 2021, 9:09 AM

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted communities of color, both in Southern California and nationally, and the reasons are complex and rooted in historic inequities.

Citing Role In Capitol Attack, Sen. Josh Hawley's Publisher Dropped His Upcoming Book. Its New Publisher Explains Why They Picked It Up

| January 21 2021, 9:07 AM

After his original publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that it would no longer be publishing his upcoming book “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” Missouri Republican Senator Josh Hawley has a new home with conservative publisher Regnery Publishing, who announced on Monday that it would be picking the senator’s book up.

Wikipedia Celebrates Two Decades Of Providing Free Information and Tertiary Sourcing

| January 21 2021, 9:00 AM

Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, has been used as a major learning tool for many people across the world for 20 years now, assisting the lives of not only students but also eager learners that enjoy its free access.

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