Archive for September 22nd, 2020

Formal Ties With U.S.? Not For Now, Says Taiwan Foreign Minister | | September 22 2020, 8:20 PM

Two high-ranking Trump administration officials have been to the island recently. The visits come against a backdrop of deepening mistrust and deteriorating relations between the U.S. and China.

House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill To Keep Government Running

Politics | | September 22 2020, 7:40 PM

The measure includes a last-minute agreement with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Republicans over aid for farmers. The Senate needs to vote on the resolution and send it to President Trump.

After Aerosols Misstep, Former CDC Official Criticizes Agency Over Unclear Messaging

Health | | September 22 2020, 6:00 PM

Dr. Ali Khan, a former CDC official, says "it's becoming harder to trust what CDC tells us" after the agency posted, then deleted, information on coronavirus transmission. It's the latest flip-flop.

Facebook Removes Chinese Accounts Posting About Foreign Policy, 2020 Election | | September 22 2020, 5:00 PM

Most of the operation's activity focused on Chinese interests in the South China Sea but also included some content about U.S. politics.

Parents, Child Charged After Underage Drinking Party Led School To Online Classes

Health | | September 22 2020, 5:00 PM

The party, which police estimate had at least 50 students in attendance, led to the local high school delaying in-person learning by two weeks as a precaution against COVID-19.

No Charges Against Tucson Police Officers In Death Of Carlos Ingram-Lopez | | September 22 2020, 4:00 PM

He died in April after being handcuffed and held face-down in a garage with two plastic emergency blankets and a "spit sock hood" over his head.

CDC's Halloween Guidelines Warn Against Typical Trick-Or-Treating

Health | | September 22 2020, 1:40 PM

Door-to-door trick-or-treating and crowded costume parties are out, and haunted forests and outdoor movie nights are in. "If screaming will likely occur, greater distancing is advised," the CDC says.

With Limited COVID-19 Vaccine Doses, Who Would Get Them First?

Health | | September 22 2020, 11:20 AM

A CDC advisory committee is debating this issue Tuesday. Half of U.S. adults could be considered high priority, yet the initial supply is likely to be only enough for 3% to 5% of the population.

Shortage Of New Refrigerators Leaves Appliance Shoppers Out In The Cold | | September 22 2020, 10:40 AM

Some shoppers looking to buy new fridges, freezers or washers have been finding themselves out of luck. The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into both supply and demand.

With Romney's Support, GOP Likely Has Votes To Move Ahead With Ginsburg's Replacement

Politics | | September 22 2020, 10:20 AM

The Republican senator from Utah announced he would "follow the Constitution and precedent" in considering the president's nominee.

In U.N. Speech, Trump Blasts China And WHO, Blaming Them For Spread Of COVID-19 | | September 22 2020, 10:20 AM

In a speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the president once again sought to blame China for the COVID-19 pandemic and called on Beijing to be punished for its handling of the disease.

Robert Graetz, Only White Pastor To Back Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dies At 92 | | September 22 2020, 8:00 AM

Robert and his wife Jeannie Graetz faced bombs and KKK death threats for their role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, but their Black friends and neighbors protected them.

Prominent Critic Of Xi Jinping And Communist Party Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison | | September 22 2020, 5:00 AM

Ren Zhiqiang made a fortune in real estate and was a member of the country's political elite. But his harsh criticism of the Communist Party and Xi's management of the pandemic led to his downfall.

Rural Hospitals Teeter On Financial Cliff As COVID-19 Medicare Loans Come Due

Health | | September 22 2020, 4:00 AM

The federal loans were meant to help hospitals survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet they're coming due now — at a time when many rural hospitals are still desperate for help.

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Refresher: CA City Podcast Explores The Dark Side Of The American Dream

| September 22 2020, 9:14 AM

One hundred miles north of Los Angeles, in the Mojave Desert, there is a sprawling, half-built town called California City. For over 60 years, real estate developers have sold a dream here: If you buy land now, you will get rich one day.

DOC AMA: Temperature Might Not Be A Good Litmus Test For Coronavirus, California Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% & More

| September 22 2020, 9:08 AM

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

Prop 16: Should Californians Overturn The State’s Ban On Affirmative Action?

| September 22 2020, 8:52 AM

California’s voters will decide on the fate of twelve propositions in November, and here on AirTalk we’ve been taking you through the pros and cons of each one.

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