Archive for April 13th, 2021

Report: Capitol Police Leadership, Equipment Deficiencies Hampered Jan. 6 Response

US & World | | April 13 2021, 11:20 PM

The watchdog review also found that some advance intelligence offered a "more alarming" warning ahead of the day's events.

Rusten Sheskey, Kenosha Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Not Face Discipline

US & World | | April 13 2021, 4:40 PM

"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy," Kenosha, Wis., police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday, adding that he knows "some will not be pleased with the outcome."

Park Police Officer Who Provided Backup Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

US & World | | April 13 2021, 3:40 PM

Chauvin's attorney said the footage from Officer Peter Chang's bodycam would show how another officer reacted to events as well as reflect bystanders' reactions to what they were seeing.

Expert Testifies Chauvin's Actions Were Justified And In Line With Policies

US & World | | April 13 2021, 3:20 PM

Defense witness Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert, told the court that the defendant, Derek Chauvin, followed his training as he pinned down George Floyd with his knee.

Hundreds Of Companies Call For U.S. To Slash Carbon Emissions

Environment & Science | | April 13 2021, 2:40 PM

In a move to curb climate change, an open letter from companies including Apple and Walmart calls on the Biden administration to cut U.S. emissions to at least half of 2005 levels by 2030.

Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

US & World | | April 13 2021, 2:20 PM

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.

Passenger In George Floyd's Car Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

US & World | | April 13 2021, 2:00 PM

Shawanda Hill said she was with George Floyd when an officer drew a gun outside the car. Floyd grabbed the wheel and said, "Please, please don't kill me, please, please don't shoot me," she recalled.

Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 1:00 PM

A senior administration official said that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.

Biden's National Security Team Lists Leading Threats, With China At The Top

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 12:20 PM

The intelligence community views four countries as posing the main security challenges over the next year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

'Enough Is Enough': Democrats Push For GOP Support On Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

Politics | | April 13 2021, 12:00 PM

The legislation would address the spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Democrats need GOP votes to advance the bill in the Senate this week.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Blood Clots: What You Need To Know

Health | | April 13 2021, 11:00 AM

Government health officials are recommending a "pause" in vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. We're answering your questions as we learn more.

India's Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 9:00 AM

A UNICEF report estimates that hundreds of thousands of babies in South Asia alone have died because of the inability of pregnant women to get appropriate care. India is seeking solutions.

Cinerama Dome Among ArcLight, Pacific Theaters To Close Due To Pandemic Losses

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 8:40 AM

With the closing of 300 screens, Hollywood laments the loss of the iconic Cinerama Dome; it opened in 1963 with the premiere of Stanley Kramer's wide-screen comedy It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.

Consumer Prices Jumped. Should You Worry? That's Sparking A Heated Debate

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 7:40 AM

Consumer prices jumped last month as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand, but the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve say the uptick in inflation is likely to be temporary.

U.S. Recommends Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Over Blood Clot Concerns

Health | | April 13 2021, 7:00 AM

In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

Japan To Dump Wastewater From Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant Into Pacific Ocean

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 6:20 AM

Despite Tokyo's assurances that it will not pose a threat to people or the environment, the decision has been criticized by the local fishing community, environmental groups and Japan's neighbors.

Millions Flock To Hindu Festival Amid Coronavirus Spike

US & World | | April 13 2021, 5:00 AM

Hindu pilgrims are traveling to bathe in the Ganges River to wipe out their sins.

A Mystery Under Study: How, Why And When COVID Vaccines Aren't Fully Protective

Health | | April 13 2021, 4:40 AM

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don't always provide perfect protection. Some vaccinated people later exposed to the virus still get sick. Why and how often that happens is under study.

Top Republicans Work To Rebrand GOP As Party Of Working Class

Politics | | April 13 2021, 4:40 AM

Donald Trump drew more working-class voters in to the GOP than any president since Ronald Reagan. Now Republicans are trying to maintain that Trump appeal, without Trump on the ballot in 2022.

U.K. Coronavirus Strain Does Not Lead To More Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds

Health | | April 13 2021, 2:00 AM

The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

'We Can Come Together': LA Events Recognizing Black Maternal Health

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 12:46 PM

Share your birth story, get to know your pelvic floor and meet some doulas– just a few of the options during Black Maternal Health Week 2021.

Today Is The First Day Back At School For Some Of LAUSD's Youngest Students. Here's What We're Seeing

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | April 13 2021, 11:46 AM

Preschoolers, kindergarteners and first graders are back in the physical classroom for the first time after over a year of distanced at-home learning at 61 LAUSD elementary schools and 11 early education centers.

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COVID-19 AMA: What’s Going On With J&J Vaccine, Latest On Variants And More

| April 13 2021, 9:43 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner of Huntington Hospital.

After Pandemic Losses, ArcLight And Pacific Theaters Plan To Close For Good

| April 13 2021, 9:40 AM

The iconic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, beloved by filmmakers and film lovers alike, is one of 300 Pacific Theaters screens set to close down permanently after the pandemic.

Latest Reports Show Mistreatment Of California Nursing Homes Residents And Staff

| April 13 2021, 9:35 AM

At a nursing home in Glendale, a certified nursing assistant was charged with raping a mentally ill patient in her room. After the incident, according to investigators, the victim said she felt "scared, sad, wanted to kill herself."

Parents React As First Wave Of LAUSD Students Return To Campus In Person

| April 13 2021, 9:23 AM

A relative handful of Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will welcome students back this week, exactly one year and one month since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the state’s largest school district into online-only mode.

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