Archive for September 16th, 2020

NCAA Says College Basketball Season Can Start The Day Before Thanksgiving

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 10:20 PM

The NCAA Division I Council voted to push the start date back two weeks from Nov. 10, saying most of its schools will have ended in-person classes for the fall semester by then, reducing exposures.

After Complaints, Trump Administration Agrees To In-Person Election Threat Briefings

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 9:40 PM

The nation's top intelligence official caused a stir last month when he canceled face-to-face updates for Congress. The Senate and House intelligence committees say he's agreed to resume them.

Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May

Crime & Justice | | September 16 2020, 9:00 PM

Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.

HHS Spokesperson Takes Leave of Absence After Disparaging Government Scientists

US & World | | September 16 2020, 5:40 PM

Michael Caputo is taking a two-month leave of absence after a social media outburst alleging an unfounded "deep state" conspiracy involving government scientists.

Scientists Say A Mind-Bending Rhythm In The Brain Can Act Like Ketamine

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 5:40 PM

Researchers were able to mimic the mind-altering effects of the drug ketamine by inducing a particular rhythm in one area of the brain.

'I Trust Vaccines. I Trust Scientists. But I Don't Trust Donald Trump,' Biden Says

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 5:40 PM

In remarks, Joe Biden details his plan to distribute a vaccine for the coronavirus, which he said must be based solely on science.

Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

US & World | | September 16 2020, 3:20 PM

The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Trump Administration Appeals To Supreme Court Over Blocked Census Memo

US & World | | September 16 2020, 2:20 PM

The administration is trying to overturn a court ruling in New York that blocks it from trying to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.

As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Pledges Full Support At Least Until 2023

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 1:20 PM

The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

CDC Director Says COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year

Politics | | September 16 2020, 1:00 PM

Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.

Backup Driver Of Autonomous Uber SUV Charged With Negligent Homicide In Arizona

Crime & Justice | | September 16 2020, 1:00 PM

Rafaela Vasquez was watching the television show The Voice when the car struck a pedestrian walking her bike across a Tempe street at night.

Yoshihide Suga Becomes Japan's Prime Minister, Pledging To Follow Abe's Course

US & World | | September 16 2020, 12:20 PM

The former chief Cabinet secretary and government spokesman was sworn in as the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years after Shinzo Abe stepped down citing health concerns.

As Campuses Become COVID-19 Hot Spots, Colleges Strain Under Financial Pressures

Education | | September 16 2020, 12:20 PM

Scott Carlson, a writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, says COVID-19 has strained the finances of some colleges: "Over the next year or two, we will start to see these colleges fall away."

Big Ten Reverses Decision, Will Start Football Season In October

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 12:00 PM

Facing pressure from athletes, parents, coaches and President Trump, the Big Ten said it will return to football with new precautions, reversing its decision last month to postpone the season.

People Are Spending More On Furniture, Clothes, Restaurants And Bars

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 8:40 AM

But U.S. shoppers spent more prudently in August and retail sales grew a tepid 0.6% from July, after extra federal jobless benefits expired and families faced a confusing back-to-school season.

Jobs In The Pandemic: More Are Freelance And May Stay That Way Forever

https://scpr.org/archive | | September 16 2020, 7:00 AM

Before the coronavirus hit, many workers chose freelance or contract jobs because they preferred the flexibility and variety it offered. But now millions are turning to freelancing out of necessity.

Congressional Inquiry Faults Boeing And FAA Failures For Deadly 737 Max Plane Crashes

US & World | | September 16 2020, 5:00 AM

An investigation into the troubled plane's development and certification finds a "disturbing pattern" of Boeing design flaws, management failures and "grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA."

Whistleblower Alleges 'Medical Neglect,' Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees

US & World | | September 16 2020, 4:00 AM

Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocacy groups are calling for the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to investigate the claims, centered on conditions at a facility in Georgia.

Latinos Report Financial Strain As Pandemic Erodes Income And Savings

Health | | September 16 2020, 4:00 AM

An NPR poll finds 72% of Latino households in the United States are facing serious financial problems — double the share of whites who report this. Major health problems are mounting, too.

The Majority Of Children Who Die From COVID-19 Are Children Of Color

Health | | September 16 2020, 12:40 AM

According to data reported to the CDC, 121 children died from COVID-19 between February and July of this year. And 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black or Native American.

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Triple Play: Nuggets Take The Clippers!

| September 16 2020, 9:47 AM

Denver started its season by talking about winning a championship way back in training camp, knowing very well that few would believe in the Nuggets’ chances.

Should You Get A Robot For Your Grandparents? We Explore The Ethical Dilemma Of AI

| September 16 2020, 9:37 AM

We’ve all felt the ping of isolation these last several months as the novel coronavirus gripped the world and forced us to retreat indoors and keep to ourselves as much as possible. The pandemic has been particularly difficult and isolating for older Americans, as that population is at high risk of complications from the virus.

Doc AMA: Federal Government Outlines Plan For Vaccine Rollout, L.A. Officials Warn Against Lifting COVID-19 Restrictions

| September 16 2020, 9:25 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF.

Prop 21: California Voters Get (Another) Chance To Vote On Rent Control

| September 16 2020, 9:14 AM

Rent control is always a divisive issue among Californians and it seems like almost every election year, a ballot measure that addresses it in some fashion makes its way onto the ballot. There was one in 2018 and 2020 is no different with Proposition 21.

LAPD Chief Moore: Reviewing Response To Summer Protests, Reaction To LACSD Shooting, Police Reform Bills, And More

| September 16 2020, 9:06 AM

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore joins Larry Mantle for his monthly check-in on AirTalk.

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