Archive for March 4th, 2021

Got Questions About Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine? We Have Answers

Health | | March 04 2021, 9:00 PM

The third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the U.S. requires one shot instead of two, and works a slightly different way from the others. Here's what we know about its safety and effectiveness.

Capitol Police Call For Extension Of National Guard Help | | March 04 2021, 6:40 PM

The Capitol Police is alert for a possible attack from militia members. There are currently 5,200 Guard members in the Capitol following the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building.

Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Politics | | March 04 2021, 6:20 PM

Trump appointee Michael Pack hoped to fire top executives who challenged him at the U.S. Agency for Global Media. When he couldn't, Pack paid a high-profile law firm millions to investigate them.

Democrats Tweak COVID-19 Relief Package In Hopes Of Speedy Senate Approval

Politics | | March 04 2021, 3:20 PM

The new changes come after leaders agreed to narrow the income eligibility for those getting the next round of stimulus checks, as some moderate Democrats wanted. GOP amendments are expected to fail.

Supreme Court Makes It Harder For Undocumented Immigrants To Fight Deportation

Crime & Justice | | March 04 2021, 2:40 PM

The court's 5-to-3 ruling came in the case of a man who had lived in the U.S. for 25 years but who had used a fake Social Security card to get a job as a janitor.

OPEC And Allies Keep Oil Production Steady As Saudi Arabia Urges 'Caution' | | March 04 2021, 2:40 PM

Oil prices have risen remarkably over the last few months. Now the powerful oil cartel is keeping a lid on supply in an attempt to push crude prices even higher.

The Movie Industry Holds Its Breath As New York Reopens Theaters | | March 04 2021, 2:00 PM

Movie theaters in New York City are reopening after nearly a year. And the decisions has consequences for the entire globaly output of Hollywood.

Scotch Whisky, English Cheese Prices Could Ease As U.S. Halts Tariffs | | March 04 2021, 9:00 AM

Scotch whisky and other goods have been subject to a 25% tariff. The levies cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost exports, according to the Scotch industry.

Data Show India's Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Works — 2 Months After It Was Approved

US & World | | March 04 2021, 9:00 AM

India's homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has been controversial because the Indian government approved its use before clinical trials showed it works. Now data is finally out.

New U.S. Malaria Czar: Why We Should Care About The Disease, Even In A Pandemic | | March 04 2021, 7:40 AM

Did you even know the U.S. has a malaria czar? Who himself had malaria as a kid? We interview Dr. Raj Panjabi, newly appointed by President Joe Biden.

Elaine Chao Used DOT Resources For Personal Errands, Family Business, IG Report Says

Politics | | March 04 2021, 5:20 AM

The Transportation Department's inspector general referred the findings to the Justice Department in December of 2020. The DOJ declined to open its own investigation into the matter.

Animated Series 'Pacific Rim: The Black' Gets Grit In The Gears | | March 04 2021, 4:00 AM

Netflix's new animated series takes the cheesiness out Guillermo del Toro's giant-robots-vs.-giant-monsters franchise; more's the pity.

Former NFL Pro Bowler Kellen Winslow II Sentenced To 14 Years For Sex Crimes

Crime & Justice | | March 04 2021, 12:40 AM

A San Diego judge said Kellen Winslow II preyed on especially vulnerable women, including a homeless woman and an unconscious teen.

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DC Latest: House Cancels Session Due To Security Concerns, But Senate Stays On The Hill To Vote On COVID Relief

| March 04 2021, 9:35 AM

The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned. Defense officials say the new proposal is being reviewed by the Pentagon.

COVID-19 AMA: Equity In Vaccine Distribution, Effects Of Winter Surge And More

| March 04 2021, 9:23 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with nurse and UCLA professor Kristen R Choi.

What Is A SPAC And Why Are Celebrities Getting Involved?

| March 04 2021, 9:11 AM

Shaquille O’Neal has one, as does Serena Williams and former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. What exactly are SPACs, the investment trend that’s grown popular among the wealthiest Americans during the pandemic?

Reflecting On A Year Of Pandemic Coverage

| March 04 2021, 9:00 AM

We sit down with KPCC health reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss her coverage of the pandemic in the last year: the major stories she’s followed, the challenges and her personal and professional takeaways.

The Britney Spears Doc That Sparked A Reexamination Of Misogyny, Media Coverage And Complicity

| March 04 2021, 8:55 AM

Last month, the documentary “Framing Britney Spears” reignited a cultural conversation about misogyny, the superstars’ treatment by a ruthless tabloid press and the complicity of all of us who consumed the story.

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