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Archive for June 29th, 2020
An appeals court found in favor of limits on early voting and restored a requirement that residents must live in a district for 28 days, instead of 10 days, to be eligible to vote there.
Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.
The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.
Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over."
Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.
An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expected.
Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.
On Sunday, the state saw 853 hospitalizations because of the coronavirus, which was the lowest since March 18. Also, only 391 people tested positive of more than 46,000 people tested that day.
Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.
The 700,000 square foot arena will allow voters to spread out. The arena's staff will serve as poll workers and the team's players will encourage local residents to vote via social media.
Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.
The list of major advertisers pulling out of Facebook continues to grow as the company weathers criticism over its handling of racist, violent and other hateful rhetoric on the platform.
The police department is investigating allegations that surfaced in an anonymous blog post. It details current and retired San Jose officers posting racist messages in a private Facebook group.
The string of killings in the 1970s and '80s terrorized California. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, sat in a wheelchair on Monday as he rasped out "yes" and "I admit" to charges in 13 murders.
The college deans say they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say students will not be disadvantaged by not participating in extracurricular activities.
A doctor in Yemen says he was threatened at gunpoint when treating a patient infected with the virus. The incident is part of a larger trend of pandemic-related attacks worldwide.
Statues of Christopher Columbus are being dismantled, torn down or removed in cities across the country. Now that movement has reached the city that's named after the explorer.
Four men are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty since 2003.
Members of Congress are holding a hearing to examine the forced removal of peaceful protesters by U.S. Park Police near the White House in early June.
At a campaign rally in Dallas that featured Vice President Pence, a choir of about 100 people sang unmasked. Epidemiologists worry that singers are particularly likely to spread the coronavirus.
The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.
But the court left intact the rest of the statute that created the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others who have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.
College reopening plans all rely on one thing: students following the rules. Some experts worry that's too big of an ask.
At least 15 Chinese workers' rights advocates who were rounded up in recent years have been released from detention, some taking on new identities and jobs, on condition that they abandon activism.
Dr. Elias Zerhouni was head of the National Institutes of Health under President George W. Bush. He says the Trump administration's response to the pandemic has not protected the American people.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
The LA Report
A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the major headlines you might’ve missed in politics news over the weekend and looks ahead to the week to come.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry speaks with Richard Riggs, M.D., chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Robert J. Kim-Farley, M.D., professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
Environmental, Trucking Industry Stakeholders Weigh In On California’s First-Of-Its-Kind Electric Truck Sales Rule| June 29 2020, 8:11 AM
California regulators approved new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.