Archive for May 17th, 2021

Biden, Harris Release Tax Returns In Return To Tradition

US & World | | May 17 2021, 10:40 PM

"Today, the President released his 2020 federal income tax return, continuing an almost uninterrupted tradition," the White House said on Monday, the deadline to file income tax returns.

U.S. To Ship 20 Million Additional COVID Vaccine Doses Overseas

Politics | | May 17 2021, 3:00 PM

President Biden's commitment Monday to donate doses of Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines adds to an earlier promise of 60 million doses of AstraZeneca.

Judge Eyes Dec. 6 Trial Date For Ex-Cop Charged In Daunte Wright Killing

Crime & Justice | | May 17 2021, 3:00 PM

A Minnesota judge says there is enough probable cause for a trial to proceed against Kim Potter, who faces second-degree manslaughter for shooting Wright during a traffic stop in April.

India's Major Cricket Tournament Got Suspended. Should It Have Even Happened?

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 17 2021, 1:00 PM

The Indian Premier League was suspended in May, but critics weigh in on whether the event should have been held at all amid the country's deadly COVID crisis.

Underfunded And Overworked, Secret Service Fears They're 'Relying On Luck'

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 17 2021, 12:20 PM

Carol Leonnig spoke to a number of Secret Service agents for her new book, Zero Fail. "They strongly believed that it was a matter of time before a president was shot on their watch," she says.

Overwork Killed More Than 745,000 People In A Year, WHO Study Finds

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 17 2021, 11:20 AM

The global study, which the WHO calls the first of its kind, found that more than 745,000 people died in 2016 from overwork that resulted in stroke and heart disease.

Israel Launches New Strikes As Gaza Conflict Enters Week 2

https://scpr.org/archive | | May 17 2021, 11:20 AM

Palestinian officials say nearly 200 people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in recent days, including many children. The death toll on the Israeli side stands at eight, including one child.

Supreme Court To Review Mississippi Abortion Law

Crime & Justice | | May 17 2021, 9:40 AM

The state law bans most abortions after 15 weeks. The lower courts blocked its enforcement, finding it in conflict with Roe v. Wade and subsequent abortion decisions.

As Lumber Prices Climb, DIY-ers Cut Out The Middle Man And Mill Their Own

US & World | | May 17 2021, 4:20 AM

The price of lumber has more than doubled during the pandemic. Now, people are turning to extreme DIY for building projects. Instead of buying boards, they're buying their own sawmills.

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AT&T Teams Up With Discovery+ In $43 Billion Merger

| May 17 2021, 9:23 AM

AT&T will join its media operations with those run by Discovery to create a new company in a $43 billion deal that run its CNN, HBO, TNT and TBS with channels like the Food Network and HGTV.

COVID-19: Where We Stand In LA County, Vaccine Expansion, Mask Guidance And More

| May 17 2021, 9:12 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.

Checking In With SoCal Bars And Restaurants Now That We’re In Yellow Tier

| May 17 2021, 9:07 AM

Last week, L.A. County entered the yellow tier, which means expanded indoor capacity for most businesses.

California’s New Attorney General Rob Bonta On His New Role And Pledge To Focus On Hate Crimes

| May 17 2021, 8:48 AM

Last week, California’s new attorney general promised an increased focus on hate crimes, saying there is “a state of crisis” because of increases in attacks on Asian Americans since the coronavirus entered the U.S. after originating in China.

The Latest on CA’s EDD And Its Growing Backlog

| May 17 2021, 8:36 AM

California’s employment development department has had ongoing issues throughout the pandemic, from issues of fraud to the growing backlog of calls.

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