Archive for May 7th, 2021

Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Escalate In Ramadan Night Violence At Al-Aqsa Mosque | | May 07 2021, 9:20 PM

Palestinian medics said more than 20 Palestinians were hospitalized after Israeli police in riot gear confronted Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Israel said six police officers were injured.

In Response To Justice Dept., Arizona Senate Says Plan To Canvass Voters Is On Hold | | May 07 2021, 8:20 PM

The U.S. Justice Department had said that plans for door-to-door canvassing, as part of the controversial GOP-led election review, may violate federal laws aimed at preventing voter intimidation.

Coronavirus FAQ: Am I Legally (And Ethically) Bound To Say If I Got A COVID Vaccine? | | May 07 2021, 3:00 PM

Let's say you are vaccinated. Do you have to tell everybody? Anybody? Is it legal (and ethical) not to share?

CDC Official Who Warned Americans Coronavirus Could Cause 'Severe' Disruption Resigns

Politics | | May 07 2021, 12:40 PM

Dr. Nancy Messonnier had served as the agency's top respiratory disease official since 2016. Then-President Donald Trump reportedly threatened to fire her after her comments in February 2020.

In 1st Big Test, Oversight Board Says Facebook, Not Trump, Is The Problem | | May 07 2021, 10:00 AM

The first big test of Facebook's Oversight Board reveals the challenges of checking the power and scale of the social media giant.

Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

Crime & Justice | | May 07 2021, 9:40 AM

Prosecutors accuse the former officer and others of using excessive force and violating George Floyd's rights. The rare federal charges follow state charges in a trial where Chauvin was convicted.

How Using Videos At Chauvin Trial And Others Impacts Criminal Justice

US & World | | May 07 2021, 9:40 AM

The video of George Floyd's death was critical evidence in the murder trial of convicted ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. That video and others are changing trials and police training.

U.N. Calls For Investigation As Police In Brazil Kill At Least 24 In Rio Drug Raid | | May 07 2021, 9:20 AM

The operation aimed at alleged drug traffickers resulted in a terrifying shootout in one of the city's poorest slums. One police officer also died in the raid.

Spring Letdown: Hiring Slows in April, Raising New Challenges For Economy | | May 07 2021, 7:40 AM

U.S. employers added 266,000 jobs last month, far fewer than analysts had expected. The unemployment rate rose to 6.1%.

After All-Night Session, Texas House Approves New GOP-Backed Election Law

Politics | | May 07 2021, 6:00 AM

The bill was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups, and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation."

Banking On Busy Summer Travel Season, Airlines Add More Flights And New Routes

US & World | | May 07 2021, 4:20 AM

Amid a sudden surge in demand for domestic travel, especially to beach destinations and national parks, decimated airlines are adding service to new markets as they try to inch back to profitability.

'Jupiter's Legacy' Decodes The Superhero Genre Without Subverting It | | May 07 2021, 4:00 AM

There are lots of familiar trappings in Netflix's latest "realistic superheroes" series, but the way it grapples with the moral code at the heart of the superhero genre sets it apart.

Vaccination Against COVID 'Does Not Mean Immunity' For People With Organ Transplants

Health | | May 07 2021, 4:00 AM

For most people, COVID-19 vaccines promise a return to something akin to normal life. But for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have a transplanted organ, it's a different story.

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COVID-19 AMA: Pfizer & BioNTech Apply For Full FDA Approval, WHO Considers Emergency Use Of Chinese Vaccine And More

| May 07 2021, 9:33 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

How the Navajo Nation Went From Being Devastated By COVID To Vaccinating Over Half Its Adult Population

| May 07 2021, 9:30 AM

Although Native Americans are one of the most at-risk groups in contracting COVID-19, they've been the most successful at vaccinating their populations. NPR reported that the Navajo Nation had vaccinated more than half of its adult population, which surpasses the U.S. national vaccination rate.

Unemployment Remains High Across The Country. Why Are Some Industries Struggling To Find Workers?

| May 07 2021, 9:17 AM

As more Americans become vaccinated and economic sectors increasingly reopen, the country is facing a startling conundrum— unemployment is high, but many industries cannot find workers.

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David Oyelowo On Directing And Starring In His Debut Feature ‘The Water Man’

| May 07 2021, 9:28 AM

David Oyelowo makes his feature directorial debut this week with the family adventure film “The Water Man.

FilmWeek: ‘Wrath Of Man,’ ‘Here Today,’ ‘The Paper Tigers’ And More

| May 07 2021, 9:20 AM

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

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