Archive for January 12th, 2021

CDC Requires COVID-19 Test From Air Passengers Entering the U.S.

Health | | January 12 2021, 6:20 PM

Starting Jan. 26, airlines will only allow people to board if they provide documentation that they tested negative in the preceding three days or have recovered from the disease.

Court Says Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck To Stand Trial Alone

US & World | | January 12 2021, 4:40 PM

A Minnesota judge cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as reason to have Derek Chauvin's trial start on March 8, while the other officers involved in Floyd's death will have their trial in August.

Joint Chiefs Remind U.S. Forces That They Defend The Constitution

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 4:20 PM

The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a message noting that violence isn't covered by free speech, and the breach of the U.S. Capitol was an assault on the government.

James Comey: Trump Should Be Impeached, But Not Federally Prosecuted

Politics | | January 12 2021, 4:00 PM

The former FBI director is out with a new book assessing the Trump presidency, Attorney General Bill Barr, and the Mueller report. He tells NPR he was "sickened" by the attack on the Capitol.

Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

US & World | | January 12 2021, 2:20 PM

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday's election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed his driver and his home had been raided.

N.H. Town Hall Closes, Citing Threats After Police Chief Attended Capitol Rally

Politics | | January 12 2021, 12:20 PM

"Like all of America, we're waiting to get back to normal — whatever that is," Troy Select Board Chairman Dick Thackston said.

Trump Says His Comments Before Capitol Riot Were 'Totally Appropriate'

Politics | | January 12 2021, 11:20 AM

President Trump denied culpability for the violence and expressed no regret for comments made last week that many have criticized as being a catalyst for mob violence at the U.S. Capitol.

Trump Administration Urges States To Open COVID-19 Vaccination To All Over 65

Health | | January 12 2021, 10:40 AM

Three major changes are coming from the federal government, including new guidance to states urging them to allow anyone over 65 to get vaccinated.

Judge Blocks Execution Of Only Woman On Federal Death Row

US & World | | January 12 2021, 10:20 AM

Lisa Montgomery was scheduled to die by lethal injection on Jan. 12, and would be the U.S. government's first execution of a female inmate in more than 67 years.

2nd Congresswoman Contracts COVID-19, Blames Capitol Attack Lockdown

Politics | | January 12 2021, 8:00 AM

Rep. Pramila Jayapal says people who refused to wear masks during last week's security lockdown created "a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack."

Indonesian Navy Divers Recover 'Black Box' From Wreckage Of Jetliner

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 6:00 AM

Divers recovered the device from Java Sea after Sunday's crash of the Sriwijaya Air flight.

Malaysia's Coronavirus Lockdown Is Not A Coup, Prime Minister Says

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 5:40 AM

In his declaration, Malaysia's king suspends the national parliament and state legislatures, delaying the country's general election.

What 1919 Teaches Us About Pent-Up Demand

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 5:40 AM

A hundred years ago, a world war and a pandemic wreaked havoc on baseball and other industries. But pent-up demand helped them come roaring back.

Public Radio Stations Rebuke 'Times' For Ethical Lapses Related To 'Caliphate' Podcast

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 5:00 AM

In fresh fallout over the collapse of the 'Caliphate' podcast series, executives at 20 influential public radio stations rebuke The New York Times for perceived ethical failings.

Trump Takes One Last Look At His Border Wall As Congress Considers Impeachment

Politics | | January 12 2021, 4:00 AM

Under pressure to resign after supporters stormed the Capitol last week, President Trump heads to Texas. With only a week to go in office, it's a last-ditch attempt to burnish his legacy.

House Resolution Calls On Pence To Assume Powers Of Presidency

Politics | | January 12 2021, 4:00 AM

The bill cites President Trump's attempts to intervene in the vote-counting of the Nov. 3 election, as well as his inciting language to supporters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. Read the resolution.

House To Vote On 25th Amendment Resolution Against Trump

Politics | | January 12 2021, 4:00 AM

Democrats and some Republicans have called for President Trump's removal from office for his role in inciting the deadly mob that overtook the U.S. Capitol last week.

Take Two: Councilman Kevin DeLeon unveils homeless plan

https://scpr.org/archive | | January 12 2021, 3:00 PM

Councilman Kevin Deleon has plan to build 25,000 housing units as part of his homeless plan. Meanwhile, the party goes on - even in a pandemic

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The Latest On Congressional Proceedings On Impeachment, The 25th Amendment, Plus What Inauguration Day Security Will Look Like Following Capitol Siege

| January 12 2021, 9:52 AM

With the House set to impeach, President Donald Trump is blaming Democratic congressional foes for “tremendous anger” in the country and last week's deadly attack on the Capitol by his supporters after he urged them on their way.

COVID-19: Disneyland Becomes Vaccination Super Site, Gorillas Test Positive For Virus And More

| January 12 2021, 9:48 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

State Department Finds Increasing Out-Migration Across California Counties

| January 12 2021, 9:08 AM

Between skyrocketing housing costs, pandemic restrictions, frequent wildfires, and high taxes, many feel that they have no choice but to leave the state they’ve long called home.

Meditation Practices, Long Phone Calls: What Habits Do You Hope To Take Forward After The Pandemic?

| January 12 2021, 9:02 AM

This time of year, social media is typically full of New Year’s resolutions to eat, sleep, exercise, date and work differently for the year ahead.

Billion Dollar Budget Proposal Seeks to Settle Compounding Crises in California

| January 12 2021, 9:01 AM

On Jan. 8, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his $227 billion budget proposal which includes incentives to reopen schools, grants for small businesses, and a “Golden State Stimulus,” which would provide $600 checks for low-income Californians.