Archive for May 14th, 2021

Walmart Drops Mask Mandate Following New CDC Guidelines

Health | | May 14 2021, 7:00 PM

Customers don't have to wear masks, effective immediately. Starting Tuesday, fully vaccinated employees don't either. Everyone's on an honor system and won't have to provide proof.

What The New Mask Guidance Means For Unvaccinated Kids — And Their Parents

Health | | May 14 2021, 6:00 PM

I'm fully vaccinated, but my kids aren't. Can I safely take off my mask? Do my unvaccinated kids have to keep masking in public?

Judge Puts Hold On Ruling That Would Have Ended Ban On Evictions

Crime & Justice | | May 14 2021, 5:40 PM

The judge acknowledged the struggle landlords are facing with renters unable to pay because of the pandemic. But she said protecting the public outweighs financial losses while her ruling is appealed.

Biden Dissolves Controversial Trump Orders On Race And Culture

Politics | | May 14 2021, 5:20 PM

The president canceled executive actions signed by former President Donald Trump that focused on statues in the wake of protests against racism and police violence that targeted Confederate monuments.

Confused By CDC's Latest Mask Guidance? Here's What We've Learned

Health | | May 14 2021, 4:40 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shifted its stance this week on the need to wear masks if you're vaccinated. What's that mean for kids? For travel? For work? Experts weigh in.

Gaetz Associate To Plead Guilty To 6 Counts, Cooperate With Investigators

Crime & Justice | | May 14 2021, 4:00 PM

Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses, according to court documents. His friend, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., could become ensnared in the investigation.

What To Make Of The Yankees Outbreak? Scientists Say: Don't Panic, We Expected This | | May 14 2021, 2:20 PM

The New York Yankees have reported eight "breakthrough" cases among vaccinated staff and a player. Scientists say the outbreak is in line with what's already known about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

'An Embarrassing Time': The Challenges For Arab Nations That Made Peace With Israel

US & World | | May 14 2021, 12:40 PM

"This is an embarrassing time for Gulf countries," says political scientist Bessma Momani. "Ultimately, they gave Israel a normalization deal, but didn't really extract anything for the Palestinians."

Fuel Shortages Should Ease Over Coming Days As Colonial Fully Restarts Pipelines | | May 14 2021, 11:20 AM

The supply chain for fuels like gasoline will take several days to return to normal after Colonial restarted a critical pipeline that was shut down this month.

Opposition To Olympics In Japan Becomes More Organized, Vehement

US & World | | May 14 2021, 10:40 AM

The Japanese government remains adamant that the games will proceed as planned, even as local governments and protesters express rising concern about hosting the event during the pandemic.

Americans Dialed Back On Retail Therapy — And Spent More Eating Their Feelings | | May 14 2021, 10:00 AM

Retail sales were flat in April from a month earlier, as Americans spent less on things like clothes or sporting goods but increased their spending at bars and restaurants.

House Lawmakers Reach Bipartisan Deal On Panel To Investigate Jan. 6 Attack

Politics | | May 14 2021, 9:40 AM

The panel would comprise 10 members, evenly split between Democratic and Republican appointees. It would have subpoena power and be required to issue a final report by Dec. 31.

Mask Or No Mask? That Depends Where You Live

US & World | | May 14 2021, 7:20 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said vaccinated people still must follow existing state, local, or tribal laws on masks and social distancing.

'The Woman In The Window' Locks Amy Adams Inside | | May 14 2021, 4:20 AM

The long-delayed film based on the buzzy novel finds an agoraphobic woman doubting her grasp of reality after she sees something disturbing happen to a neighbor.

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Director Barry Jenkins On Unpacking Narratives For The Screen And Negotiating How To Tell Stories About Black Pain

| May 14 2021, 8:43 AM

Barry Jenkins, who directed “Moonlight,” has a new project: The limited series “The Underground Railroad,” adapted from Colson Whitehead’s novel about two escaped slaves.

FilmWeek: ‘Spiral,’ ‘The Woman In The Window,’ ‘Profile,’ And More

| May 14 2021, 8:43 AM

Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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