Archive for April 10th, 2021

Volcano On St. Vincent Could Experience Larger Eruption

Environment & Science | | April 10 2021, 5:40 PM

The ongoing eruption at La Soufrière on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent is expected to be as big, if not bigger, than the last time it had a major eruption in 1979.

China Fines Alibaba $2.8 Billion For Breaking Anti-Monopoly Law

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 10 2021, 4:20 PM

The tech giant received a historically large fine Saturday from the Chinese government. Alibaba says it will comply with the fine and "ensure its compliance with determination."

Biden Wants New Ban On Assault-Style Weapons. What Lessons Were Learned From The '90s?

Politics | | April 10 2021, 8:00 AM

Advocates face steep odds getting a new ban through Congress. If they can succeed, they hope to avoid a repeat of past mistakes that left the original law open to loopholes.

Opinion: Remembering The Late Comedy Writer Anne Beatts

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 10 2021, 7:40 AM

NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.

Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 10 2021, 7:20 AM

The pandemic is causing another new, yet uniquely American, shortage — ketchup. Heinz says it has to up its production by 25% to meet the demand for the popular condiment.

Heart Disease Is Still A Killer. Here's How To Reverse It

Health | | April 10 2021, 6:20 AM

The pandemic has made it harder to exercise and easier to gain weight and delay routine checkups, bad habits that can prime your body for heart disease. These tips can help you get back on track.

Recent Attacks On The Capitol Have Reignited Debate Over Security And Fencing

Politics | | April 10 2021, 6:20 AM

Lawmakers worked in their districts over the last two weeks but the Capitol was marred by another deadly attack on April 2, reigniting the debate over security and the need for fencing on the campus.

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Was Top Carnivorous Predator In Argentina

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 10 2021, 5:20 AM

The dinosaur named Llukalkan aliocranianus was a predator with a menacing appearance and the ability to strike fear in its prey. Paleontologists said it roamed the Earth nearly 80 million years ago.

Supreme Court Rules For Worshippers And Against California COVID Restrictions

Crime & Justice | | April 10 2021, 1:40 AM

The court's unsigned order came on a 5-to-4 vote, preventing the state from enforcing a rule that limits at-home gatherings to no more than three households.

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