Archive for September 15th, 2020

Google Says It Doesn't Monopolize Digital Ad Market. Senators Don't Buy It | | September 15 2020, 7:00 PM

Senators pressed the tech giant on the scope and scale of its digital advertising business. Republicans repeated long-running allegations of conservative bias.

Pennsylvania Officials Stand By Pandemic Response After Judge Rules Against Orders

US & World | | September 15 2020, 6:40 PM

The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.

Workers In Washington, D.C., Region Likely To Work From Home Until Next Summer | | September 15 2020, 4:40 PM

A survey of hundreds of private employers in the region shows most are struggling to bring their employees back into the office. Many firms cited worries about the safety of using public transit.

Facebook VP Nick Clegg On New Climate Change Information Hub | | September 15 2020, 4:20 PM

Facebook is launching a page focused on climate change facts. Facebook's Nick Clegg talked with NPR about the company's steps to stop misinformation on climate change and other issues.

Oil Demand Has Collapsed, And It Won't Come Back Any Time Soon | | September 15 2020, 4:20 PM

The pandemic massively reduced the world's consumption of oil. Now two influential reports suggest that this state of affairs will continue well into 2021 — if not longer.

Bipartisan Senate Push To Extend Census Begins Weeks Before Count Is Set To End

US & World | | September 15 2020, 3:40 PM

A bipartisan Senate bill could solve a scheduling conundrum that is putting the national count, along with the distribution of federal funding and political representation, in serious jeopardy.

American Incomes Were Rising, Until The Pandemic Hit | | September 15 2020, 1:20 PM

Median household income jumped to $68,700 in 2019, the highest since record-keeping began in 1967. Many of those gains have likely been erased this year, as the pandemic left tens of millions jobless.

Netflix CEO Embraces 'No Rules,' But Work Is Anything But Chill | | September 15 2020, 1:00 PM

In his new book No Rules Rules, Reed Hastings argues that in order for a creative workplace to succeed, it needs as few policies and rules as possible. Others say the culture is demoralizing.

COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Heated Issue In Pivotal North Carolina Senate Race | | September 15 2020, 11:40 AM

Cal Cunningham says he usually has confidence in the FDA's approval process but is hesitant amid "extraordinary corruption in Washington," leading Republicans to characterize him as an "anti-vaxxer."

S.D.'s Attorney General Fatally Strikes Man With Car, Says He Thought He Hit A Deer

US & World | | September 15 2020, 11:40 AM

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.

Grand Jury Issued Criminal Subpoenas In Connection With John Bolton Book

Politics | | September 15 2020, 11:00 AM

The move signals the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation surrounding the publication of The Room Where It Happened after an unsuccessful effort to block it from being published.

Daniel Prude Death: Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Fires Police Chief, Seeks Federal Inquiries

US & World | | September 15 2020, 10:40 AM

Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.

Inspector General Slams FEMA Over Repeatedly Flooded Homes | | September 15 2020, 9:40 AM

These homeowners are eligible for federal help, but a new report finds that FEMA often fails to provide that assistance.

She Can't Vote Herself, But This DACA Recipient Is Working To Register Others | | September 15 2020, 4:20 AM

Miriam Robles, 24, says she envisions the day she becomes a U.S. citizen and gets to vote the way other people fantasize about their wedding day.

'The Third Day' Makes Mysterious But Predictable Promises | | September 15 2020, 4:20 AM

The Third Day, which premiered Monday night on HBO, keeps presenting events that require explanation. But the explanations that come don't sustain the story.

Biden Is Outspending Trump On TV, And Just 6 States Are The Focus Of The Campaign | | September 15 2020, 4:00 AM

Almost 85% of TV ad spending in the presidential race has been focused on six key states — Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin and Arizona.

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Could There Be Life On Venus? Researchers Find Possible Sign

| September 15 2020, 9:51 AM

Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet.

Most California Kids Are Doing Virtual School. But What About Youth Sports?

| September 15 2020, 9:45 AM

Basketball, tennis, soccer— as anyone who has walked through a park in the last six months knows, kids went on playing them throughout the stay-at-home order, either through loosely organized games with friends or more formalized camps.

COVID-19: How To Differentiate Flu Vs. Coronavirus Symptoms, Should Cardrooms reopen?

| September 15 2020, 9:37 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.

The History And Science Behind California’s Unprecedented Wildfire Season

| September 15 2020, 9:27 AM

It’s been an unusually bad fire season in California. According to the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, more acreage has burned this year than any other year in the last three decades.

Politics Update: Trump’s February Comments on “Deadly” COVID-19, Russian Hacking Detected Ahead of Election

| September 15 2020, 9:21 AM

President Donald Trump talked in private about the “deadly” coronavirus last February, even as he was declaring to America it was no worse than the flu and insisting it was under control, according to a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.

Bobcat Changes Course, Threatens Mt. Wilson Observatory

| September 15 2020, 9:08 AM

The Bobcat Fire continues to grow rapidly in the Angeles National Forest, causing evacuations and threatening foothill communities.