Archive for May 4th, 2021

Snapchat Can Be Sued For Role In Fatal Car Crash, Court Rules | | May 04 2021, 7:00 PM

A federal appeals court on Tuesday issued a stunning ruling: It said a decades-old legal shield preventing platforms from lawsuits should not apply to Snapchat in a case involving a fatal car crash.

As Campus Life Resumes, So Does Concern Over Hazing

Education | | May 04 2021, 6:20 PM

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hank Nuwer about concerns that a pandemic-induced lull in hazing-related deaths may reverse as college students return to campus.

Derek Chauvin Files For New Trial In George Floyd Murder Case | | May 04 2021, 6:00 PM

The former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted last month for murdering George Floyd is asking the court for a new trial. His lawyers say Chauvin's case was tainted by pretrial publicity.

Man Who Shot And Killed 3 At Kansas Jewish Centers Dies In Prison | | May 04 2021, 4:00 PM

Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. founded two white supremacist militias in the 1980s and served time in prison but fell off the radar of law enforcement before his deadly antisemitic rampage in 2014.

Tech Sees Bigger Opportunity In Utah — If The State Works On Its Image

US & World | | May 04 2021, 3:20 PM

Utah's tech sector is growing but the industry says the state has a reputation problem that makes it hard to attract workers. So, it's lobbying state lawmakers to push socially inclusive legislation.

Biden Sets New Goal: At Least 70% Of Adults Given 1 Vaccine Dose By July 4

Politics | | May 04 2021, 1:20 PM

As part of the push to get more shots in arms, the White House has told governors it will tweak the allocation system for vaccines by allowing states to donate doses to a federal pool.

Pfizer Says FDA Will Soon Authorize COVID-19 Vaccine For 12-15 Age Group | | May 04 2021, 12:40 PM

The company said in late March that clinical trials showed the vaccine elicits "100% efficacy and robust antibody responses" in adolescents.

Reinstate Trump? Facebook Oversight Board Set To Rule On Indefinite Ban | | May 04 2021, 11:00 AM

The independent Oversight Board on Wednesday is expected to say whether Facebook should uphold or reverse a ban on the former president put in place after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

One Of The World's Poorest Countries Has One Of The World's Lowest COVID Death Rates | | May 04 2021, 7:40 AM

As of the end of April, only 254 deaths were attributed to COVID in Haiti over the course of the entire pandemic. Why has the death rate been so low?

The Epic Versus Apple Trial Has Begun. Here's What You Need To Know | | May 04 2021, 4:40 AM

The trial is about one app developer, Epic Games, but the outcome could have far-reaching consequences for Silicon Valley and the future of how money moves on smartphones and other devices.

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DOC AMA: Young Teens Could Soon Get Greenlight For Vaccination, The Best Ways To Incentivize People To Get Shots And More

| May 04 2021, 9:50 AM

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

Are Millennials More Open About Finances?

| May 04 2021, 9:39 AM

For some, money matters are a taboo topic of conversation. But according to the Wall Street Journal, millennials are inclined to be more transparent than generations past.

‘Sharing The Covers’: A Clinical Psychologist On How Couples Can Get A Good Night’s Sleep

| May 04 2021, 9:32 AM

Sharing a bed can be a big step in a relationship. In popular culture, it often represents a new level of intimacy and romance. But in the real world, it can also mean a terrible night’s sleep.

Mindfulness Consumerized: Apps, Streaming Wars And A Turn To Mindfulness Amid The Pandemic

| May 04 2021, 9:29 AM

As reported by the L.A. Times, wellness is now a part of the streaming wars, with Netflix partnering with Headspace for a three part program this year, as a counter to HBO Max’s “A World of Calm” series.

The LA Times Announces New Executive Editor Following Reflection, Apology Over Past Coverage

| May 04 2021, 9:27 AM

The Los Angeles Times on Monday said that Kevin Merida, who built ESPN’s The Undefeated into a multi-media presence and spent a lengthy career in newspapers before that, will be its new executive editor.