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NPR News: 05-17-2020 7PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm JEANINE HERBST NEW YORK. Governor Andrew CUOMO IS EXPANDING ACCESS TO CORONA VIRUS TESTING. As parts of the state began a phased reopening does the rate. Diario of member station W. S. H. reports. New York has more testing capacity than its using any New Yorker who has any symptom of cove in nineteen May. Now get a test at one of the State's seven hundred test sites. The expanded eligibility also includes people without symptoms if they're an essential worker and anyone who's returning to work as part of the phase one reopening. Cuomo says testing is more important than ever as some parts of the state reopened last week for limited business activities including construction and kerbside retail will be you know with the spread of the viruses. Casting has the test Cuomo says the state can conduct up to forty thousand tests per day. But it's not some through sites are only using about a third of their capacity for NPR. News I'm Desert Diario. In New York. The World Health Organization's Annual Oversight Convention Starts Tomorrow Normally representatives from the. Who's one hundred ninety? Four member states gather in Geneva but as NPR's Jason Bobi and reports. This year's meeting is happening online. Because of the pandemic as the world faces the worst pandemic over a century the. Who's annual oversight? Meeting could bolster international cooperation against covert nineteen or it could turn into a showdown between the US and China. Larry Gostyn a professor of global health law. Georgetown University says this is the most important moment the. Who Seventy Year history. They've never faced a global health. Challenge like this. They've never faced a political challenge. Like this Gosden says. At the very moment that the world needs a global response to the viral pandemic nations are showing less and less willingness to cooperate with the UN agency like the WHO Jason Bobi an NPR news. The impact of covert nineteen on the European economy has leaders concerned that China will attempt to buy up struggling companies to gain a competitive advantage as Schultz reports from Brussels. A key e you lawmaker wants to block such purchases for the next year. The head of the European Parliament's big political group Montfort Feber says the E. You should stop what he calls the Chinese shopping tour for at least twelve months. He says Europe needs to be vigilant against an authoritarian model and strategic competitor gaining more of a foothold in Europe Chinese entities already own hundreds of companies and have majority stakes in key assets such as Greek and Belgian ports. The`results REPORTING NASCAR is back. Drivers got back into their car at South Carolina's Darlington. Raceway today. With masks and social distancing would but with no fans in the stands it's the first NASCAR race and ten weeks because of the Darlington plans to hold three events in four days. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington in North Carolina worshipers can again attend religious services in person from member station W. UNC Jeff Tiberia reports that a federal judge blocked. Some of the governor's pandemic restrictions Democratic governor. Roy Cooper had restricted in person religious services as part of executive action prohibiting gatherings of more than ten people however on Saturday Federal Judge James. Deavere ruled that that order amounts to a violation of the first amendment. The judge sided with two Baptist churches and Christian Revival Group which sued the Governor Thursday. The new temporary restraining order encourages religious worshippers to observe social distancing recommendations. According to the governor's staff he will not appeal the ruling for NPR news. I'm jeff to Berry in Wilmington North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center is issued a tropical storm warning for North Carolina's Outer Banks as Tropical Storm. Arthur inches closer to these coast. It's the first named storm of the season. Eric Blake is a forecaster with the national hurricane. Center the storm is generating high-seas along the coast of the southeast. Us Coast and it should be spreading up in the mid Atlantic coast or the next day or two wells can cause life threatening surf and rip current conditions and really can be killers In week systems like this forecasters say the storm will stay well off the coast of Florida Georgia and the Carolinas and will approach North Carolina. Tomorrow one to three inches of rain is expected all of this ahead of hurricane season which officially starts on June first. I'm Janine and you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
NPR News: 02-22-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst Bernie. Sanders is one. The Nevada caucus cemented his position as a front runner to win the Democratic nomination for president. He's now won two contests. Joe Biden came in a distant second place but as NPR's Domenico Montanaro reports some questioned whether sanders could win the White House. The problem is there's not a you know quantifiable metric that everyone can agree on to say what electability means. It's a pretty amorphous. Ambiguous thing if you are a sanders supporter. You are a die-hard who believes that Bernie Sanders can win and would've won in two thousand sixteen right if he was on the ballot. Instead of Hillary Clinton they believe that it's very difficult thing to quantify and there are a lot of Democrats who fervently disagree that Bernie Sanders can win and beat Donald Trump. But you know you don't know if that's actually true until the racist run. Npr's Domenico Montanaro reporting. Sanders is campaigning in Texas. This weekend which is holding early voting ahead of Super Tuesday march third sanders planning four rallies in the state this weekend. South Korea says the number of new corona virus cases in the country has doubled for the third day. Italy is put some northern towns on lockdown because of a cluster of infections in two deaths Rana's confirming six people have died from the illness. Concern is growing over the number of new cases with no clear link to China and some of the British passengers quarantined in Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship because of the virus or back in the UK. Vicki Barker has more from London. The aircraft touched down at a military base. Near the city of Salisbury. The British Foreign Office says thirty two British and European passengers were on board as well as medical staff and British government officials to buses. Were waiting at the airstrip to take the Britons. The four hour drive to the hospital where they'll spend the next fourteen days in quarantine that's in addition to the sixteen days. They've already spent in isolation on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. There were eighty seven Britain's board when the corona virus hit some have already been evacuated others are being treated for the virus at a hospital in Japan for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London. Meanwhile in the United States the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are thirty five confirmed cases of the corona virus but there are no deaths inside the US. This is the first day of a week. Long reduction of violence in Afghanistan and as Jennifer glass reports from Kabul Afghan government says it appears to be holding there at least two instances of Taliban fighters attacking Afghan security forces but the appeared relatively minor and the Taliban spokesman says they fall outside the areas agreed with the US in the week. Long truce the US commander says US forces in a defensive position halting all offensive attacks Jennifer Glass reporting you're listening to NPR news from Washington. It's about to get more difficult for immigrants to come to the US. Legally the trump administration begins enforcing new regulations on Monday. That will make it harder for them to get green cards. If they use public benefits in the meantime Titan policies on asylum seekers played out at Florida's Orlando International Airport today Daniel Prior of member station w. m. f. e. reports an undocumented mother and her two American born children were deported to El Salvador Vilma Diaz. Who entered the country without papers in two thousand was denied asylum under new rules that make it harder for people fleeing gang based violence to qualify for the Status Pastor Joel to Melbourne? First Church of the Nazarene was at the airport with Diaz and her two sons. He says he's worried. The eldest axel will be targeted by gangs. And if he doesn't join which he won't because he's a Christian and he's a great kid he's a US citizen if he doesn't join there will be threats made against his family along with his threat of violence he says. Axel won't be able to get emergency medical attention for frequent asthma attacks. The Department of Homeland Security says nearly nineteen thousand. People were deported to El Salvador last year for NPR news. I'm Danielle Prior in Orlando Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the rail barricades set up by indigenous people. Two weeks ago have to come down. Real lines haven't been able to send most agricultural products to the West for export and most passenger service on via rail has also shut down this after they were removed from blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline. I'm Jeanine herbst and you're listening to. Npr news from Washington.
NPR News: 05-10-2020 9PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst Georgia's attorney. General is asking the Justice Department who opened an investigation into the handling of the Ahmad Arbitrary Case Chris Carr says the family community and state deserve. Answers are very was the twenty five year old armed black man who was shot and killed in February as he jogged near his home to white man. A father and a son were arrested on Thursday. That's two days. After state authorities took over the case from local law enforcement and ten weeks after Berry's death national outrage over the case swelled last week after video surfaced purportedly showed the shooting. New York's governor. Andrew Cuomo is laid out tough new guidelines for hospitals and nursing homes where the corona virus has been especially deadly for vulnerable patients does rate. Diario from member station W. S. H. U. has more Cuomo says nursing homes must test staff members twice a week for Cova. Nineteen and hospitals cannot discharge a patient into a nursing home facility until they test negative Rehab alternative facilities for Nursing Home Patients. Covert or non coped. Remember what we did here. We created forty thousand hospital beds. Cuomo says Nursing Home Operators that do not follow. The new guidelines will have their licenses revoked. The governor had faced criticism for an earlier directive that required nursing homes to take back their residents when they were discharged from hospitals even if they were positive for NPR news. I'm desert Yorio in New York. The Taliban say they are not holding an American contractor who went missing Afghanistan in February. They made that statement after a senior. Us On boy requested the group released Mark Ferex and here's a hadeed has more from Islamabad. The Taliban told the IP that such they ranks including their affiliate militant group the Hukou Network and said he was not being held by they. Fight is the fate of the navy. Veteran appears to a vexed American officials on Saturday the FBI took the unusual step of releasing kidnapping notice offering a reward for more information. The Taliban have held other foreigners who have swapped to release their own men from prisons but other criminal networks militant groups are active in Afghanistan including Isis Hadeed. Npr News Islam about a ceasefire northern Syria a region. That's home to millions of internally displaced families and other civilians. It's once again under threat. Npr's Ruth Sherlock has more the ceasefire around it lip. The last rebel-held province in Syria began in early March. It was a welcome development for Syrians us. Towns and villages have been blitzed by years of fighting. But the pools is tenuous this weekend. Rebel fighters attacked a government position. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Monitoring Group said some twenty two rebels and government. Soldiers died in what it called the West violations since the ceasefire began and Paris Ruth. Sherlock reporting you're listening to NPR news from Washington. President Trump says the government will buy three billion dollars worth of dairy need and produce from farmers. They're struggling to sell amid the pandemic but asparagus farmers in the northwest are reaping. Some of the benefits. This after a decade of being challenged by lower cost imports labor shortages and farming costs the northwest's news networks and a king has more. The Corona virus pandemic has disrupted the foreign asparagus supply. Air travel is down so there aren't as many plane bellies to fill with Peruvian asparagus. Mexican imports are down. To and cold. Weather is hurting. The crop. In Michigan and Ontario Allan Schreiber is head of the Washington asparagus commission. He says the tighter market is a little more expensive for consumers but good news for Washington. Farmers generally asparagus supplies are tight throughout the United States. Even right here in the Tri Cities Yakima Valley and Yakim all which is the heart of asparagus country. A standard crate of. Us asparagus usually goes for fifty dollars right. Now it's sixty two for NPR news. I'm Anna King. After a fifty. Five Day lockdown because of the pandemic Francis slowly reopening. Starting tomorrow people will be able to leave home and gathering groups of ten or less. Small shops and markets can open with limits on the number of people but bars restaurants and large museums. We'll have to stay closed. Many schools will also reopen on Tuesday. Asian markets are trading higher. The Nikkei the main market in Japan is up one point one percent. I'm Jeanine herbst. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 08-16-2019 9PM ET
"Live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm jeanine herbst democratic congressman rasheed leave has called off her visit to the west bank this weekend to leave who is muslim muslim says she rejects israel's conditions about what she can and cannot say publicly during the trip as daniel estrin reports from jerusalem to leaves palestinian uncle tells n._p._r. Art family has mixed emotions. Essentially is the congresswoman's uncle he lives in a village in the israeli-occupied west bank as does the congresswoman's elderly grandmother and other relatives chiefs to leave says the whole village was preparing for her visit and the families sad she won't visit but happy she refused israel's conditions to abstain from advocating a boycott of israel oh he told n._p._r. That israel does not want americans to see the israeli occupation of the west bank to leave and congresswoman ilan omar were planning a trip this weekend but president trump tweeted tweeted against it and israel ban the trip but granted to leaves request to visit her grandmother than she turned it down. Israel's interior minister said her request and then rejection action was aimed at bashing israel. He tweeted apparently her hate for israel overcomes her love for her grandmother daniel estrin n._p._r. News jerusalem the chief medical local examiner of new york says an autopsy shows financier jeffrey epstein's death was suicide by hanging the sixty six year old was found dead in his jail cell in manhattan august tenth he had been taken off suicide. Watch and attorney general william bars as officials have uncovered what he called serious irregularities guards on duty the night of of his death or accused of falsifying records epstein was facing federal sex trafficking charges involving dozens of women and girls a local branch of the end of lease e._p._a. Suing of virginia school board to change the names of two schools that honor confederate leaders from member station v. p. m. in richmond whitney evans has more for the civil rights group says lee davis high school in stonewall jackson middle school violate students constitutional rights because their names mascots and in symbolism compel students to support confederate ideologies caitland banner is an attorney with washington lawyers committee for civil rights and urban affairs which represents the a._c._p. Hanover branch in this case under the first amendment. There's a long history of not allowing the government to force individuals or school children hugh display or to support speech that they disagree with the county renamed the schools after confederate leaders in the nineteen sixties during virginia's resistance stints to desegregation for n._p._r. News i'm whitney evans in richmond. Housing starts fell four percent last month the third month in a row thanks to a sharp decline yeah the construction of apartment buildings but the commerce department says construction of single family homes was up one point three percent wall street higher by the bell the dow up three hundred six points the nasdaq one hundred twenty nine s and p five hundred forty one all three indices up more than one percent. You're listening to n._p._r. News the famously liberal city of portland oregon is preparing for demonstrations tomorrow that aims to attract far right figures from across the country oregon oregon public broadcasting's mirrow powell reports. The demonstration is being billed as a rally against antifa a former employee of the conspiracy theory website info the wars is organizing the event also involved or members of the proud boys a fraternal organization designated as a hate group by the southern poverty law center. The portland police are preparing for the rally as well as counter protests by local antifascist and others. Here's portland police bureau spokeswoman lieutenant tina jones.
NPR News: 09-13-2019 10AM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. Healthcare was a major issue in last night's twenty twenty Democratic presidential debate in Texas the top ten candidates in polling data squared off at Texas Southern University in Houston in a debate hosted by ABC News and here's Scott horsely has more former former vice president. Joe Biden defended his incremental approach to overhauling health care while leading rivals like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders favor a single payer medicare for all approach approach. Biden prefers to build on the existing affordable care act. I know that the senator says she's for Bernie. I'm for Barack. I think the OBAMACARE Macaire worked. I think the way we add to replace everything that's been cut at a public option guaranteed that everyone will be able to have affordable assurance candidates candidates also mixed it up on prison reform gun control immigration and foreign policy but in a debate that stretched more than two hours. There was not one question about the the economy. Scott horsely. NPR News Washington the trump administration plans to disclose the name of an individual whose identity has long been sought by the families of some of those killed in the September eleventh attacks NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. The person's last name is tied to a lawsuit alleging. The Saudi government played a role in the attacks ax eighteen years ago the FBI and the Justice Department have agreed to release the name of the individual whose identity was redacted from two thousand twelve FBI document on the September knbr eleventh attacks lawyers nine eleven families believed the unnamed individual tasks others to assist some of the future hijackers upon their arrival in the United States the name will be released to the plaintiff's lawyers but not to the public at this time officials say Attorney General William Bar asserted the state secrets privilege over other classified information in the the FBI report sought by the plaintiffs still representatives of the nine eleven families welcomed the decision to disclose the name the Saudi government has denied any role in the September eleventh attacks. Wchs Ryan Lucas NPR news Washington. The Roman Catholic diocese of Rochester New York has filed for bankruptcy. This comes less than one month after dozens dozens of lawsuits were filed against members of its clergy bishops. Salvador McConnell says it was a difficult and painful decision litigation costs and settlements the jury awards will exceed our resources and the diocese will be unable to litigate or settle these these claims the diocese of Rochester is the twentieth nationwide filed for bankruptcy protection because of the decades long child sexual abuse allegations Wall Street is trading in mixed territory at this hour. The Dow is up fifty two points at twenty seven thousand two hundred thirty four the Nasdaq is down five points at eighty one eighty eight the S. and P. Five hundred two point thirty twelve. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. The actress Felicity Huffman will be back in court in Boston today to be sentenced for her role. In a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal the a desperate housewives actress admitted to paying emissions consultant fifteen thousand dollars to have a proctor correct daughters. Sat Test Answers. She pleaded guilty eighty to one count of conspiracy and fraud and may prosecutors want her sentenced to a month in prison. Her lawyers are asking for probation today marks fifty years since the debut of the cartoon character. Scooby Doo on CBS NPR's Andrew Limbaugh reports Warner Brothers is celebrating the day on its lot in Burbank California along along with new merchandise the first episode what a night for night introduced America to the gang of Teenage Anuj detectives and of course scooby himself or something fishy going on in that museum writes the show style of slapstick inspired aspired movies video games snacks vitamins and all sorts of other branding opportunities but the charm of the show still stands. We get it scooby. Doo Way. They didn't even now fifty years later. The gang still continues to solve mysteries and ruined the planes of scheming adults with the show Scooby Doo and guess S. who streaming online Angela Bong. NPR News crude oil prices are trading lower down about three tenths of a percent at fifty four dollars ninety three cents. Barrel Wall Street is still trading mixed territory the Dow up thirty nine Nasdaq down nine. I'm Jeanine herbst and you're listening to N._P._R. News from Washington.
NPR News: 10-19-2019 5PM ET
"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by Z. say the survivors are still traumatized by losing their homes and trying to deal with everyday life I'm Jeanine herbst N._p._R.. News in Washington of the cranes in a controlled demolition before they fall on their own but the time line keeps shifting because New Orleans fire chief Tim McConnell says the cranes mission for NPR news. Jessica Rose Guard in New Orleans and you're listening to NPR news from Washington the endangered species list is at the center of a bitter conflict between the trump administration and conservationists the big question is how much of the west expanse of public lands said. Kurds were happy with the ceasefire deal but the Kurdish commander said it will have quote catastrophic consequences he's referring to Turkish plans to resettle millions of Syrian refugee a federal judge temporarily blocked the trump administration's attempt to ease some rules on mining drilling and grazing across millions of acres and withdrawal deal up for a vote next week meanwhile lawmakers say they will try to have a British court force Johnson to request a delay Frank Langfitt NPR news London the McConnell says the crane will come down sometime afternoon on Sunday authorities will go door to door to notify residents in the evacuation zone in advance of the area facing the heaviest fighting not from the entire Turkish border area Turkey's president says if the troops do not leave the whole area Turkey will resume its offensive president trump some of which is home to the greater sage grouse should be open to development specifically for Energy Lisa's it affects public land in Idaho Wyoming Colorado Utah Seven Western states for member station K. U. N. C. in northern Colorado Carly chuckles has more the ground dwelling bird the greater sage grouse which used to be on he said the US did not fulfill its promise Daniel Estrin NPR news dough hook a week after the hard rock hotel construction collapse in New Orleans engineers most lawmakers feared that additional brexit legislation might not make it through parliament by the October thirty first deadline and the UK would inadvertently crash out of the with no deal which he ause economic and political damage Johnson is required by law to send a letter to Russell's tonight because he's failed to pass his deal today but Johnson says he won't and plans to try to bring his Nevada California and Oregon the restraining order means government officials must fall back on previous rules that were adopted under President Barack Obama the federal judge did says withdrawal agreement today and Pierce Frank Langfitt has more Johnson's opponents easily passed an amendment that withhold their endorsement of his deal until all the related legislation is passed us to help his forces fight isis he said his forces will abide by us turkish-brokered pause in the fighting for five days but he said US forces with withdraw only from one I'm not saying his order when he will make a final decision on the case for NPR news. I'm Carl chuckles in Greeley Colorado Monday is the deadline for working to remove too damaged cranes that are standing amidst the rubble. Jessica Rose Guard with member station W. W. N. O. has more the to construction tens of thousands of Californians to apply for payments from the state's biggest utility PG and e. for damages suffered in a series of devastating and deadly wild in the area Kurds in Syria fear the refugees will be hostile to Kurds and force them to flee General Abdi said quote I would like to tell trump that he promised to protect the Kurds live from NPR news in Washington I'm Jeanine herbst. British lawmakers have foiled Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to win approval for his the commander of the Kurdish led forces in northeast Syria is calling the US Turkey ceasefire agreement a really terrible deal and he's calling on President Trump to liars over the past several years but officials say a majority of those eligible heaven saw compensation PG and E. is blamed for many of the fires and is required trains are unstable and pose a threat to nearby residents businesses and historic buildings in the French quarter engineers have been working all week on a plan to take down the crossbeam to cover a wide
NPR News: 06-21-2019 9PM ET
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame year. Art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge. Order with code NPR. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst. The Pentagon is disputing a series of claims made by Iran about its donning yesterday of a military drone above the straight of Hormuz NPR's David welna reports in a statement tonight, they also conclude are included corrected map of what the Pentagon says was the flight path in what's becoming something of a war of words. US central command spokesman disputes, Iran's claim that an American spy plane with thirty five people aboard was flying near the down drone, and that it too could have been shot down for invading Iranian airspace. The spokesman says American aircraft never left, the international airspace, about the straight of Hormuz and noted that the spy. Plan can only carry a maximum of twenty eight people. He says the US failed to find any debris from the down drone because it was scattered widely amid high winds and heavy seas NPR's David welna. This supreme court is throwing out the murder conviction of a Mississippi man who didn't get a fair trial when the state blocked potential. Jurors from hearing, the case NPR's Ryan Naylor says the high court also struck down his death sentence. The men Curtis flowers is an African American who was tried six times for the murder of four people in a furniture store in each trial. The prosecutor in the case trying to block African American jurors from serving all told he's truck forty one out of forty two possible African American jurors Justice. Brad Kavanagh wrote the majority opinion saying quote the numbers, speak loudly justices and Gorsuch, descended. Thomas writing that lawyers for flowers. Presented no evidence whatsoever of purposeful race discrimination, by the state flowers is currently on death. Throw. It's possible Mississippi could try him a seventh time. Brian Naylor, NPR news Washington Spain's supreme court sentenced five men fifteen years in prison for raping an eighteen year old woman. It took place during the country's famous running of the bulls festival in two thousand sixteen the men call themselves the Wolfpack and filmed the attack on their cell phones. Lucia Benedetti's has the latest to lower courts head initially sentenced the men to nine years in jail for the lesser crime of sexual abuse. That verdict sparked outrage among women's rights groups in Spain prompting its own metoo movement, and a review of Spain's rape loss. Prosecutors had called on Spain's highest court to upgrade the conviction to rape. The defendants had also appealed, the ruling saying they were not guilty because the victim had consented on Friday, the judges ruled the attack could be classified as rape, which was aggravated by being committed in. Group for NPR news. I'm Lucia been visas in Barcelona, Wall Street, lower by the closing bell. The Dow down thirty four points at twenty six thousand seven hundred nineteen the NASDAQ down nineteen points at eight thirty one the s&p five hundred down three points at twenty nine fifty. This is NPR news. The Trump administration is going ahead with plans to deport Iraqi nationals who they say, face persecution and death of return to that country serve Swick from Michigan radio has more. These Araki's are part of a court case that challenged their plan, deportations many have criminal records and standing deportation orders. But they say a rock is too dangerous to return to, they won temporary victories. But lost their case on appeal. Now, it appears the government is aggressively moving to deport them attorney, Sean to drive a represents twenty Iraqis from the case three now face deportation in the next week, it's like a death sentence to be sent back there and the US government knows it, many of the Iraqis are the Christians, they say they face likely persecution, torture, and death in Iraq for NPR news. I'm Sarah Swick in Detroit. California. Governor Gavin Newsom says he will give financial help to the state's major utilities that are dealing with results of destructive wildfires but only they agreed tie executive compensation to safety performance. The proposal unveiled today is meant to stabilize California investor on utilities, and protect wildfire victims PG, the largest of the three investor owned utilities filed for bankruptcy in January and faces the possibility of billions of dollars in costs related to fires blamed on their downed power lines. Crude oil prices higher by the closing bell gaining thirty six cents and the day at fifty seven dollars. Forty three cents a barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange. I'm Jeanine Herbst. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
NPR News: 09-04-2019 10PM ET
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm jeanine herbst rain bands from hurricane dorian already soaking parts of north and south carolina. It's got morgan of south carolina. Public radio has more on what's happening in that state or county emergency management director randy webster is urging residents along the state's northernmost shores to evacuate wait as soon as possible strong winds are expected across the entire county wants the storm reaches myrtle beach and webster says to expect a host of issues during and after the storm's brunt torrential eventual rainfall again flash flooding and the possibility of tornadoes everybody no matter where you are in county around the world needs to be heating all this information it'd be planning webster says very few residents in evacuation zones have actually left emergency shelters in the county are almost empty for n._p._r. News i'm scott morgan in conway south carolina. The storm is expected to lash several states up through virginia storm. Surges are also a concern. The national hurricane center says they could be several feet high meanwhile in the bahamas. The prime minister says the death toll has now risen to at least twenty as search and rescue efforts. Get underway way. The u._s. is now offering rewards to anyone who can help stop iran from selling oil. The financial times is reporting that the state department's point person has been reaching out directly to the captains of oil tankers. N._p._r.'s michele keleman reports u._s. special representative brian hooks as the state department is offering rewards and stepping up sanctions in a bid to break what he calls an oil for terror network run by iran's revolutionary guard corps the has been running an illicit sit petroleum shipping network over the last several months. This network has moved hundreds of millions of dollars worth of illicit oil and financial times. James's hook sent an email to the captain of one ship offering money to take the vessel to a country that would impound it. Iran's foreign minister writes in a tweet having failed at the pirates the u._s. resorts to outright blackmail michelle kellerman n._p._r. News the state department google will pay one hundred seventy million dollars to settle allegations that its subsidiary youtube violated the privacy rights of children and here's arthur show hani reports according to the federal trade commission and the new york attorney general google and youtube allegedly collected data on kids by tracking users who viewed channels directed at kids like pepe pig youtube failed to notify defy parents or get their consent violating law that protects children's privacy and youtube then earned millions of dollars by using the data to target ads to kids in a blog post. The head of youtube said it will begin to limit data collection on anyone watching children's content so presume. It's a kid and youtube will stop personalized sliced ads on. This content are shahani n._p._r. News asian markets are trading higher the nikkei in japan up nearly two percent. This is n._p._r. The schools roads water and maintenance facilities. Those are some of the one hundred twenty seven military construction projects. The pentagon will cut in order to transfer transfer three point six billion dollars to pay for one hundred seventy five miles of wall along the us mexico border about half the canceled projects are in the u._s. The others sir at military installations around the world defense secretary mark asper is approved the transfer of funds tuesday congress approved one point three billion dollars for wall construction in this year's budget far less than the five point seven billion dollars. The white house wanted michigan governor. Gretchen whitmer is ordering the state health department to draft emergency rules van flavored e cigarettes but as michigan public radio's recruiter reports her power is limited governor whitman emergency rules can only last six months to a year but her public health chief says there is a crisis because young people are drawn to nicotine laced flavors such as strawberry bubblegum and popcorn and vaping products doctor joe naked naked dune is michigan's public health executive. She says it's a growing problem as teens and twenty. Somethings become addicted to nicotine and for many of them. A flavored liberty cigarette is what they use initially public. Health groups applauded the announcement. A spokesman for the vaping industry says court challenges are likely if the governor's order order survives the challenges michigan would be the first state to successfully banned flavored vaping products for n._p._r. News i'm rick luda in ann arbor michigan wall street it higher by the bell the dow and the s&p five hundred up about one percent the nasdaq up one point three percent. I'm janine herbst n._p._r. News in washington this. This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary sorry comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.
NPR News: 02-29-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst the first. Us death from the new corona virus has been confirmed a man in his fifties and Seattle who had underlying health issues. Dozens others in the state are being tested. President trump is warning. There will likely be more cases in the US but he's urging people to go about their daily lives if here's Hammer. Keith has more health. Officials and president trump insists the risk to Americans remains quite low. Despite new cases not linked to travel overseas as with the common flu. People who are older and have other risk factors like obesity and diabetes are at greater risk for severe illness if they contract the virus but trump sought to reassure people who are in good health. So healthy people. If you're healthy you will probably Go through a process and and you'll be fine. The administration is instituting new travel restrictions for people who've been to Iran and is urging Americans not to travel to certain parts of Italy and South Korea. Tamra Keith. Npr news the White House and enter the longest war could be in sight the US defense secretary is praising the newly signed US Taliban agreement saying it reflects a pivotal moment in the peace process in Afghanistan. Jennifer glass has more from Kabul Defense Secretary Mark Esperance's. The deal is only the beginning. The road ahead will not be easy. The agreement says the US NATO will withdraw all forces in fourteen months. If the Taliban meet certain benchmarks gained independence. Today you can as outlined in the agreement with the United States to include maintaining the ongoing reduction in violence across the country as Afghan negotiations progress. The United States will watch the Talibans Actions Casey to judge with their efforts towards peace. On good faith asper emphasize the withdrawal is conditions based and if the Taliban field honor their commitments the United States would not hesitate to nullify the agreement for NPR news. I'm Jennifer glass in Kabul. In Carolina voting went smoothly all day in the Democratic presidential nomination primary and polls close in about an hour and as NPR's Pam Tesla reports state is the first in the country to be using all new voting equipment this year state. Election officials say there have been no reports of long lines or serious delays at polling sites around the state voters are using new machines that produce paper ballots and there were concerns that the process might cause backups but a record number of Democrats seventy five thousand as of this morning voted earlier using absentee ballots and more of those ballots. Were coming in. Throughout the day there were scattered reports today of mechanical failures with some of the machines. Voters use to mark their ballots but not enough to cause serious delays. Some voters also said they were confused by changes in the location of polling sites Pam fests. Npr News you're listening to NPR news from Washington in Moscow. Thousands of people marched marking five years. Since the murder of prominent Kremlin critic Pours Nemstov demonstrators also used the rally to protest changes to the constitution that President Vladimir Putin proposed last month. This annual rally is the first major demonstration organized by Russia's political opposition sends. Putin's proposed those changes now the proposals largely seen as a means to allow Putin to extend his group on power after he leaves office will be put to a national vote on April twenty second Europe could face a new migrant crisis. Turkey's president open borders to allow migrants mostly from neighboring Syria to head to Europe and furious. Peter Kenyon reports gypped high up air to once. It's Turkey won't close the gates to refugees there to order the country's border guards to stand down Friday and hundreds of migrants surge toward the Greek border. Erdo on is continuing the practice Saturday as he calls on the European Union to uphold. Its End of two thousand sixteen deal with Turkey to stem the tide of refugees heading for Europe separately air on also asked Russian leader Vladimir Putin to step aside in Syria to allow Turkish forces to deal with Syrian regime forces who attacked Turkish troops Friday killing thirty four and wounding dozens more hairdo says he told Putin in a phone call to let Turkey. Do what is necessary to deal with. The Syrian military forces adding that Turkey will not immediately withdraw from Syria. Peter Kenyon NPR news. Istanbul the founder of Trader Joe's Grocery Stores has died at the age of eighty nine. Joe Coloma's I store in Pasadena. Nineteen sixty seven. I'm Jeanine herbst. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 01-25-2020 10PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. The death toll from the new corona virus has risen to fifty six according to officials in China and as NPR's J. Zimbabwean reports in Hong Kong local officials are scrambling to put measures in place to contain the outbreak. Tens of millions of people in China are under orders is not to travel unless absolutely necessary public transportation out of Wuhan on trains buses ferries and planes has been completely cancelled. China has also suspended long-haul bus services services nationwide shutdown local bus routes in Beijing and directed local travel companies to cancel all upcoming tours. Outside of the city state media reports. Three doctors in the capital have been sickened by the new disease. Two of them had just returned from assessing the situation in Wuhan and the third had sat next to one of them during a meeting. Meanwhile workers racing racing to build a new makeshift hospital on the edge of the city to treat the hundreds of new patients who are expected to come down with the disease in the coming days. Jason bobbie-ann NPR News Hongkong Warehouse General Counsel Pats Baloney presented opening arguments today in the impeachment trial of president trump as NPR's cloud the solace reports. The president's lawyer said the president did nothing wrong and Democrats failed to prove that he did SIP Baloney says they will go through the record. The House Produced Austin. It's impeachment inquiry and showed house impeachment. Managers didn't share in their opening arguments SA- Baloney said. Democrats are now trying to stop trump from running for reelection election. They're asking you to remove president trump from the ballot in an election. That's occurring in approximately conine months. Simple Oni said the best evidence in the case is the July twenty fifth call record between President Trump and the leader of Ukraine. But Democrats have set Eddie show. Trump was seeking a political favor in exchange for US military aid. Claudius Ellison pure news the Capitol Israeli Prime Minister. Benjamin Netanyahu's main in rival Bennigan's says he is accepted. President Trump's invitation to the White House to discuss trump's Israeli Palestinian peace plan which hasn't been released yet. Naomi Zack has more gun. said he will meet with trump on Monday the day before. Netanyahu is scheduled to discuss the plan with the president the Israeli leaders. Here's trips to Washington. Come as the two are vying to lead. Israel's next government on Thursday trump told reporters that he will likely release the long delayed plan early next week doc. Palestinians have dismissed the trump administration's attempts to negotiate a resolution accusing the US of bias toward Israel the US recognize Jerusalem limits. Israel's capital and moved. Its embassy they are in two thousand eighteen. One of several moves seem to favour Israel. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their capital for NPR news. I'm Naomi's off in Tel Aviv. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington. A former California congressman WHO's legislative work helped reshape. America's health system has died during his forty year career. Pete Stark helped craft craft the affordable. Care Act the signature policy change of the Obama Administration and also the Cobra. Insurance Law is family has died Friday in Maryland at the age of eighty eight. Montana's little shell tribe of Chippewa. Indians is celebrating something that generations have fought for and that four hundred other. US tribes are without without federal recognition as Livia rheingold of yellowstone public radio reports. It means the federal government now recognizes the tribe as a sovereign nation. The great falls event will feature speeches from state politicians and culminate in a POW. Wow dance tribal chairman. Gerald Grey says. There's more to celebrate than the federal dollars tribe now has access to the dignity was always been kind of in question you know. Are you really an Indian. Yeah we always knew we were but as other tribes tribes and non-indians looked at us as like well. You're not federally recognized. The little shell have been fighting for federal recognition since treaty talks over a hundred years ago it passed last month as a writer to the National Defense Bill. Now the tribe can gain a land base and be eligible for resources from agencies like the Bureau of Indian affairs an Indian in education for NPR news. I'm Olympia wrangled. In Great Falls Montana at least twenty nine people are dead after a magnitude six point. Seven earthquake rocked eastern Turkey Friday night more than a thousand are injured. There have been more than four hundred aftershocks. I'm Janine Herbst N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 08-08-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR News Janine, herbst president trump says he had to act to sign four. Of Actions Providing economic relief after Congress and the White House couldn't come to an agreement on a new pandemic relief bill today trump signed those documents at his golf club in New Jersey bypassing those lawmakers one suspending some employee payroll tax obligation through the end of the year for those earning less than one hundred thousand dollars and he also signed an order on expanded unemployment benefits. I'm taking action to provide an additional. Or an extra four hundred dollars per week. It expanded benefits for hundred dollars. Okay. With states, many of which are out of money because of pandemic spending picking up twenty, five percent of that cost. But unemployed workers were getting six hundred dollars a week under the old plan and Democrats wanted to continue that ultimately the benefits and relief extended by trump's actions. Today are not a long term substitute for Congressional Action Congress will still need to pass legislation to address the funding and legal challenges. Nearly five million corona virus cases have been confirmed in the US as NPR's being wong reports although the of new cases declined this week issues reporting and testing maybe a reason according to NPR analysis the number of new cases reported has declined speak in thirty three states, but two states with the largest declines have been dealing with around reporting testing in California the state health. Department, says, they found a technical problem which means lobs have been under reporting the number of cases to the state. And in Florida preparations, for hurricane, ISA closed down covid nineteen testing sites in several counties for a few days last week. The US currently accounts for around a quarter of the world's nearly twenty million corona virus cases, and around twenty two percent of deaths. Cove nineteen is projected to become the third leading cause of death in the US last year beating out accidents, strokes, and influenza ping pong NPR news hundreds of British. Healthcare workers rallied more than thirty cities across the UK today mets happen hailed as heroes during the pandemic by the government and the public but they're demanding the government give them a raise. Elliott Hanan has more hundreds of mass wearing protesters marched to Downing Street to demand pay. Raises for medical workers in the country's national health. Service last month the British government announced salary increases for doctors but excluded many frontline medical workers like nurses and hospital porters. The Union representing the public sector workers says, their wages have not kept up with inflation since the conservative government imposed austerity measures in two thousand, ten during the pandemic NHS has been enormously popular with the public prime minister. Boris Johnson credited the service with saving his life earlier this year after he contracted the virus and was hospitalized for a week for NPR news I'm Elliot Hanan in London this is NPR. To US special forces, soldiers have been sentenced to twenty years, Venezuela prison for their part in an alleged attempt to overthrow President Nicholas Maduro. For the former Green Berets Lieutenant Denman Aaron Berry said they were barred from the secret of jailhouse proceedings in what they consider a violation of their constitutional rights to a defence. The former green berets had been paraded on. Venezuelan TV by the government as proof of its belief that the US has set on violently overthrowing Madero the West backs opposition leader one Guido. Will lead by the MLS is back tournament in Orlando and confidence of its corona virus protocols. Major league soccer says, it will resume regular season with teams playing in their home cities as Greg Allen reports. The League's twenty six teams will play eighteen games. It'll begin Wednesday when Dallas FC. Nashville, they're the two teams that were sent home from Florida because of their high number of positive tests cove at Nineteen League Commissioner Don Garber knows that the next stage can potentially backfire in the event were not able to manage the return to play in stadiums. In a way that is safe and healthy. Than, we will have to address it at that time. GARBER says fans will be allowed to attend as long as local health agencies in each respective area will dictate whether or not. It's safe for NPR news I'm Gregg Acklin. And I'm Jeanine herbst and you're listening to NPR news.
NPR News: 12-16-2019 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst a new. NPR PBS Newshour. Poll shows Americans opinions on President Trump and impeachment each mint remain unchanged. NPR's Domenico Montanaro has more despite weeks of public hearings on impeachment. American public opinion remains where it's been divided sided and partisan forty eight percent of Americans opposed the impeachment of president trump. While forty seven percent approve of it. That is statistically unchanged from a month ago the last time the question was asked. Meanwhile President Trump's approval rating is forty two percent pretty much exactly where it's been for the entirety of his presidency and ninety one percent of Republicans approve of the job. He's doing so the likelihood is this week. The House led by Democrats will impeach the president and he will maintain tain if not solidify the support of his base Domenico Montanaro NPR news Washington. The future of Boeing seven thirty-seven Max aircraft will be central today when Boeing's board of directors meets in Chicago Empires. David Schaper says the company is considering whether to reduce production of the airplane which has been grounded following doing deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia Boeing is still producing forty two planes a month at a seven thirty seven assembly plant outside of Seattle even though the plane has been grounded grounded since last March after two deadly crashes a further reduction or temporary halted production could resulted thousands of employee furloughs layoffs but at the FAA suggests a seven thirty seven. Max Won't be certified to fly passengers again until mid February at the earliest. NPR's David Shafer. It's a high risk week league for the French government as it tries to calm strikers anger against its proposal to overhaul the retirement system and peers. Eleanor beardsley reports unions have called for huge protest marches. Tomorrow even the union that usually cooperates with the government is calling for its members to strike Tuesday all are opposed to the new retirement. Airman age of sixty four up from sixty two. Meanwhile millions of travelers could be held hostage if the transport strike runs through Christmas. Show you Brooke as glue. Nolla mayor told train drivers it was beneath them to keep people from their families during the holidays. French train drivers have earned a kind of mythical status from resisting assisting the Nazis and struggling for workers rights. A Christmas drag is not worthy of your history. Said Lemaire Eleanor Beardsley. NPR News Paris. The supreme cream court is refusing to hear a case from Boise Idaho over whether local governments can make it a crime for homeless people to sleep outside Boissy wanted. The justices is to overturn a lower court's ruling prohibiting authorities from prosecuting homeless people for staying outside if a better emergency shelter is not available. Wall Street is trading higher at this hour. The Nasdaq is up. One point one percent this is. NPR news from Washington. The hallmark channel was sharply criticized over the weekend after pulling same-sex ads from the wedding site Zola those ads showed to brides kissing. NPR's Linda the home says the controversial decision has already been reversed the conservative group. One million MOMS demanded the hallmark channel. Stop Airing Zola's ads that included -cluded to brides at the alter the network initially agreed saying it didn't want controversy. Zola responded by pulling all its advertising a weekend allowed social social media criticism from advocacy groups including the Human Rights Campaign and public figures including Ellen Degeneres and Pete. Buddha judge followed. There were even calls to boycott the whole hallmark brand ten days before Christmas then Sunday night hallmark changed. Its mind and apologized saying it had made the wrong decision and that it didn't want controversy Linda Holmes. NPR News Washington. Today is the seventy fifth anniversary of one of the most important battles of world war war to the battle of the bulge at dawn on this day in nineteen forty four it off. Hitler launched a surprised latch ditch effort. After Allies Push German Nazi forces back across France Belgium and the Netherlands Americans troops launched a counter-offensive and by Christmas were making headway after the month. Long battle the move into Germany was unstoppable level on Wall Street. The Dow is up one hundred ninety points at twenty eight thousand three hundred twenty five. The Nasdaq is ahead by one. Point one percent ninety three points at eighty the eight thirty two the S. and P.. Five hundred is up twenty six points at thirty one ninety five. I'm Janine Herbst N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 08-08-2019 10PM ET
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm jeanine herbst. President trump is naming joseph maguire. The acting director of national intelligence n._p._r.'s franco or donetsk has more joseph maguire is currently the director of national counterterrorism center. President trump touted maguire's credentials that include a long career in the the u._s. Navy and studying at harvard university president trump tweeted that mcguire has commanded at every level including the navy special warfare command the naming of mcguire there was made easier by the announced departure of the deputy director sue gordon who experts say should have been elevated to acting director trump had originally planned to name john radcliffe cliff a loyal supporter as acting deny but that fell apart amid questions about his resume mcguire will start in his new role on august fifteenth franko geico or donas n._p._r. News the whitehouse. Some funerals have already been held for the victims of the two mesh shootings last weekend in el paso texas and dayton ohio hieaux that left thirty one people dead and more are scheduled in the coming days in souda juarez mexico. A funeral was held today for fifty-seven-year-old enrolled elsa mendoza vilamoura an elementary school teacher who was killed in the walmart shooting in el paso. She was one of the eight mexicans who died in that shooting. It was congressman. Congressman and democratic presidential hopeful beto rourke was they're offering his condolences. Meanwhile congress's calling on the owner of h to come and testify this after a young man used that website to spread a hate manifesto then opened fire at walmart and el paso and peers earthy shahani has more in a letter that house committee on homeland security recited eight chance track record in five months three different mass shooters in new zealand than pow california than el paso also allegedly posted white supremacy screens on eight chan a founder of the online message board who's since left called for it to be shut down an internet service provider ryder dropped eight chan as a customer describing it as a cesspool of hate. The issue at hand is if eight under the guise of free speech is empowering violent. Extremism stream ism in a video posted earlier this week h. An owner jim watkins said his company takes a firm stand in helping law enforcement and within minutes of the shootings in el paso as well as dayton. Now hieaux eight chan was working with the f._b._i. R._t. shahani n._p._r. News hundreds of the nearly seven hundred workers who were detained by immigration agents is at seven plants in mississippi yesterday have been released and will receive orders to appear before an immigration judge is officials say summer released on humanitarian grounds including parents parents with young children at home three hundred seventy seven remain in custody and our at attention facilities in louisiana and mississippi. It's not clear whether the employers employers will face charges wall street higher by the closing bell the dow up three hundred seventy one points. You're listening to n._p._r. News a new climate report from the united nations shows people need to change the way they eat grow food and manage forests to avoid making the world hotter and hungrier angrier in the future. The report says a warming climate and poor land usage are making food more expensive and scares and less nutritious. The federal government says u._s. Airlines cannot limit individual breeds of service animals. The department of transportation says airline employees camp are any animal consider a safety threat but they can ban entire breeds from member station w. a. b. in atlanta jimbo reports that means delta airlines has to reverse its policy eighty. The atlanta-based carrier banned pit bulls as emotional support animals more than a year ago american united and southwest instituted similar limitations but the d._o._t.'s final statement says airlines face enforcement action if they categorically refuse to transport a service animal based on breed or species. These airlines can keep any animal from boarding a plane. They feel as threat the d._o._t. Clarified it will give priority to complaints over commonly recognised serve his animals specifically dogs cats and miniature horses in a statement delta said it is still reviewing the d._o._t.'s guidance for n._p._r. News <music>. I'm jim breweries in atlanta. Asia markets are trading higher at this hour the nikkei in japan up more than a half percent the hang sang and hong kong up nearly a half percent oil prices were higher by the close up two point eight percent end the day at fifty two dollars fifty cents a barrel. This is n._p._r.
NPR News: 03-14-2020 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. President trump says he's considering domestic travel restrictions amid the growing corona virus outbreak and as NPR's Franco donas reports new international travel restrictions for those flying to the US from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Go into effect on Monday at midnight. President Trump gave a prize news conference Saturday in the White House. Briefing Room where he discussed the latest restrictions including Pentagon orders barring service members and their families from domestic travel. He was asked whether non military families should follow that advice. Well if you don't have to travel would if you don't have to. We want this thing to end. We don't want a lot of people getting infected. We wanted to end an end as quickly as possible. President trump also said that the administration was discussing potential domestic travel restrictions with state leaders in hard hit areas. Franko or Donas. Npr news the Whitehouse. Meanwhile in Italy the death toll from the virus rose almost fourteen percent from the total registered a day ago as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports actress to hospitals. Say they're treating patients with the drug normally used for diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and what has become a regularly scheduled press conference the Civil Protection Agency announced that the death toll has risen to one thousand four hundred forty one. The total number of people who have tested positive for the virus has reached more than twenty one thousand. The news came as doctors at hospitals in Naples and Rome treating covert nineteen say. They've started using a drug normally used for people with chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases. The government pharmaceutical regulator has given the okay to the drugs used for compassionate purposes. One doctor in Naples said that of the first six patients treated three showed signs of significant improvement of lung inflammation Soviet Pohjola Jolie. Npr News Rome tech giant apple is closing all of its stores outside China for two weeks. Npr's Leila reports apple's CEO. Tim Cook says the shuttering of hundreds of stores is part of the effort to battle the pandemic Cook said in our workplace and communities. We must do all we can to prevent the spread of cove in nineteen. He also said in a statement stores in Greater China have reopened as infection rates. Dropped but what? Apple learned from China's experience is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the viruses. Transmission is reduced density and maximize social distance the company's committing fifteen million dollars to worldwide recovering. Apple's online stores will stay open. It's hourly workers will continue to be paid while office staff will work remotely if possible. Apple is also expanding leave policies to accommodate people dealing with cove in nineteen challenges whether that's recovering from the illness. Caring for a sick loved one or watching kids because schools are closed Leyla. Npr News and the stores will remain closed until March twenty seventh. You're listening to NPR news. The Grand Old opry Nashville Tennessee is spending performances in front of a live audience as a precaution against the virus. The Country Music Radio Show made that announcement on Friday. Chaz Sisk with member station W. P. L. N. in Nashville reports. It's only the second time in the OPRY has halted live shows in. Its nearly one hundred year history. The last time. The Grand Ole opry didn't perform in front of an audience was in nineteen. Sixty eight Nashville was under a curfew following the assassination of Martin Luther King Junior so listeners. Instead heard a rerun this time the operate will do one live performance a week every Saturday in front of an empty auditorium. That show will be broadcast locally in Nashville of satellite radio and streamed online. Audiences won't return until at least early April Nashville has so far had thirteen confirmed cases of covered nineteen including three diagnose since yesterday for NPR news. I'm chas cysts in Nashville. Disney says. It will release the movie frozen two for streaming tomorrow. That's months ahead of schedule. This because of the corona virus the company says the film will be available on Disney plus and will be available in Canada the Netherlands Australia and New Zealand starting on Tuesday. It's already been available for rental or purchase on platforms including Amazon itunes since February most upcoming new releases have been postponed due to the virus including Disney's own lineup few march or April movies remain on the calendar. This week Disney also said it's closing. It's theme Parks Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida and suspending departures on the cruise. Line I'm Janine herbst. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 02-20-2020 10AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. It was a bruising presidential debate in Las Vegas last night hosted by NBC as former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg took heat from his rivals. Npr's asthma Hollywood's reports at the billionaires his first twenty twenty debate appearance at the outset of the debate. We saw some candidates directly. Go after Michael Bloomberg. I believe Elizabeth. Warren made a comment. That Democrats will take a huge risk if they substitute one quote arrogant billionaire for another while. Michael Bloomberg is a Newbie to the debate stage. All of these candidates are on the ballot in Nevada on Saturday except for him and in order for them to continue on and have strong campaigns into Super Tuesday. They need to perform well in Nevada and South Carolina. Npr's Mahala Bloomberg has been focusing his campaign on next month's Super Tuesday contest in fourteen states cameras of people shouting Roger Stone President Trump's longtime friend and advisor arrived at a federal courtroom in Washington. Today he'll be sentenced this hour on charges of witness tampering and lying to Congress. Npr's Ryan Lucas has more. Roger Stone was indicted in early. Twenty nineteen as part of special counsel Robert Muller's Russia investigation. Unlike several other trump associates cut up in the probe stone took the case to trial where a jury found him. Guilty on all seven counts last November. His case burst back into the headlines last week after Attorney General William Bar intervened in the case to overrule career prosecutors and ask for lighter sentence he did so after. President Trump tweeted. That stone was being treated unfairly. The for Justice Department attorneys WHO HANDLED STONES PROSECUTION. Then quit the case. The decision on how much time stone spends in prison will be decided by judge. Amy Berman Jackson although there are questions of whether trump may pardon stone Ryan Lucas. Npr News Washington. One of the biggest mergers in years is happening on Wall Street. And here is Jim Zarroli reports Morgan Stanley as acquiring the online brokerage e trade for thirteen. Billion Dollars Morgan. Stanley is among the bluest of blue chip financial firms. Unlike other Wall Street firms. They get much of their revenue from investment banking or trading. Morgan Stanley has concentrated on asset management for its customers. The company says that by buying e-trade it will significantly increase the scale and breadth of its wealth management business. E-trade is one of the biggest players in the online brokerage business but a price war has reduced profits and like other firms. E-trade has been struggling lately. This will be an all stock deal and Morgan. Stanley says it expects it to be approved by regulators. Jim Zarroli. Npr News. New York Wall Street is trading in mixed territory at this hour the Dow is down. Twenty one points at twenty nine thousand three hundred twenty six. The Nasdaq is down six points at ninety eight ten the S. and P. Five hundred is up a fraction at thirty three eighty six. You're listening to NPR. The two men who have led a brutal civil war in south Sudan have agreed to form a government every later Peralta reports. The hope is that this will bring a five year war to an end after meeting with his longtime nemesis president. Salva Kiir said he would reappoint As Vice President on Saturday in two thousand thirteen less than two years after independence. The rivalry between these two men erupted into civil war. Here in Machar did come together for a brief period in two thousand sixteen but that too ended in bloodshed. The feud between them has left the world's youngest nation in tatters. The war has killed. Four hundred thousand people in a new report says both government and opposition forces have deliberately starved civilians to help their fight. Now both Kieran. Machar's say the are ready for peace that they will be a part of the same government despite some unresolved issues and news Nairobi. In New York City deliberations continue today for a third day the sexual assault trial of disgraced movie. Mogul Harvey Weinstein this. After jurors yesterday asked a judge to further. Explain the charges. Dozens of women have accused Weinstein of assault but this trial centers on charges from allegations made by two women over alleged incidents in two thousand six and two thousand thirteen. He says any sexual contact was consensual. Curto prices are trading higher at this hour at one point three percent at fifty four dollars. One Santa Barrel the Dow is down eleven points. The Nasdaq is down. Four the S. and P. Five hundred is up a fraction. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington.
NPR News: 08-24-2019 8PM ET
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary gary comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business. Dot com live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm jeanine herbst. First world leaders are gathered in france for the g seven economic summit president trump met with summit host french president emmanuel macron at lunch today and with world leaders this evening later tweeting. They both went well. Meanwhile stan carbon jack reports trump will also meet with canadian prime minister justin trudeau on the sidelines of the g. He's seven with trade and china expected to be the focus. The white house has confirmed that trump and trudeau will hold bilateral meeting on sunday. Both countries have grievances with china china ottawa on the diplomatic front over the detention of a chinese executive and trump hovering on the brink of a trade war with beijing trudeau has been outspoken on china's detention of two canadians nations and the unrest in hong kong and trump has already signaled he would do everything he can to pressure china to release the canadians but trudeau's expected to focus mainly on trade and economic economic issues when he sits down with trump and the new north american trade deal which mexico has already ratified but ottawa and washington have not for n._p._r. News i'm dan carpenter chuck chuck in toronto as peace talks between the united states and the taliban continue in the qatari capital. The group continues to attack us targets in afghanistan anistan. Jennifer glass has more from kabul. The taliban attacked a u._s. Convoy north of the capital and while there were no casualties the groups continued assaults on u s and afghan again targets has many here wondering whether the attacks will stop if there's a peace deal violence here has intensified during the peace talks. The taliban seems to be using its military power for for leverage at the negotiating table jennifer glass reporting. This is the ninth round of talks on negotiations on ending america's longest war. The inaugural grow west kentucky pride festival kicked off today in the rural city of paducah liam niemeier with member station w. k. m. s. reports. This is the biggest l._b._j. T._q. event in the conservative region that has ever seen over one hundred people showed up in support at paducah downtown riverfront some worrying rainbow pride flags or rest up in drank organizers say peace online harassment and even death threats swamp planning but paducah l._g._b._t._q. Welcome center director destined says what mattered more to them is building an inclusive community. I think all of us we wanted the festival and we want to the community more than we wanted to be scared and we're not going to let them terrify us to hide and not put on a festival. Even win says the festival. Lets people be treated themselves in a region where not everyone accepts them for n._p._r. News i'm jamie mayer in paducah kentucky at the the p._g._a. In atlanta at least six people were injured when lightning hit a sixty foot pine tree at the tour championship today the third round of the p._g._a. Tour was suspended for thirty minutes because of thunderstorms in the area and fans were told to seek shelter. This is n._p._r. News a new russian-made soyuz rocket failed doc with the international space station today. Charles means has more from moscow the soyuz m._s. fourteen spacecraft features upgraded booster rocket and new digital flight flight control systems but ran into trouble when docking with the russian space officials say neither the i._s._s. or the soyuz endanger and that they're working to resolve the issue issue ahead of a second docking attempt within the next few days so he space craft usually carry astronauts to the orbiting outpost this test flight however was unmanned unless unless you count fyodor russian-made humanoid robot that currently sits in the commander's seat also known as sky bought model f eight fifty field his job is to collect data on the mission his first act as commander was to send out a tweet shortly after orbiting saint onboard tests. Were going as planned for n._p._r. News i'm charles means in moscow and russian space. Officials say that robot can do anything human can do but it hadn't been taught docking yet in brazil officials say some forty four thousand troops backed by military aircraft during the amazon and ready to help put out the wildfires that have swept the region those fires in the rainforest also prompted anti-government protests as well as international outcry president jacques airball scenario authorized the military to get involved in putting those fires but in the past he described the rainforest protections as an obstacle to brazil's economic mkx development for brazilian states of federal help to assisting containing the blazes and wildfires are common in brazil and the annual dry season. They are much more widespread this here. I'm janine herbst and you're listening to n._p._r. News from washington. This message comes from n._p._r. 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NPR News: 01-19-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. There are just two weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses and on Tuesday. The impeachment trial of president trump trump begins in the senate that means several presidential candidates will return to Washington as NPR's Juana Summers reports. Those candidates are making a final push on the ground MINNESOTA MINNESOTA senator. Amy Klobuchar is one of four senators running for president she spoke about the way Republicans. Who Control the Senate are approaching the trial at a form and Moines Wayne if Republicans block witnesses closure says it's like giving president trump a crown and sceptre and last time I checked? Our country was founded on the idea that we were breaking off from a monarchy and we didn't want to have a king president. Trump's trial will keep closure in the other senators away from Iowa for much of that final stretch before the February third caucuses leaving them to make their closing arguments to voters now Juana summers NPR News Des Moines. I ALWA- in Hawaii. The state's governor says to police officers were shot and killed in a shooting in Honolulu. No arrests have been made local media reports. The officers were responding responding to an assault call when they encountered a man with a gun. Who opened fire governor David Ige as as the entire state mourns the loss of those officers a fire broke out at a nearby by home which spread to others nearby? That and it's not clear if that's connected to the shooting at least one. Democratic lawmaker in Virginia says he will skip tomorrow's meeting of the General Assembly. The state's governor has declared a temporary state of emergency as Richmond prepares for thousands of gun rights supporters to rally in the capital Roberto Roldan with member station. VPN Ashmore Democratic delegate. Lee Carter of Manassas says he'll be working from a remote location instead of coming to the state capital Carter says he's received death threats from members the right wing militias that are expected to attend. Monday's rally and you know a lot of numbers of those armed. Groups have disgust in very explicit detail. All housing want artery. Carter says he's been tied to conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent weeks warning mask gun confiscations a spokesperson for the House. Democrats in Virginia would not comment on whether other representatives are avoiding the capital tomorrow for NPR news. I'm Roberta royalty in Richmond Global. You leaders met in Berlin today reaching an agreement to immediately stop military support for warring factions in Libya. UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez among them. I cannot stress enough. The summit's conclusion that there is no military solution to the conflict in Libya fall. Participants have mentioned several sometimes even those involved in the conflict itself. Meanwhile as today's agreement was being hashed out militia fighters shut down a major oil pipeline. Drastically reducing Libya's oil output you're listening to. NPR news from Washington. It was navy will name an aircraft carrier after World War. Two Hero Doris Miller. And here's Laurel Walmsley reports the first time the navy has so honored and African American sailor and enlisted man when he was twenty. Two Doris Miller was a mess attendant on the USS West. Virginia as it was bombed by Japanese warplanes at Pearl Harbor in nineteen forty one at the time he and other black sailors were consigned tasks like cooking swabbing decks and shining officers shoes but as the ship came under attack Miller carried his wounded comrades to safety and then began firing a machine gun at the enemy planes overhead. Even though he'd never been trained on it Miller was awarded the Navy Cross and died in nineteen nineteen forty-three when the naval ship. He was on was torpedoed in the Pacific. The navy's acting secretary says that by naming the aircraft carrier for Miller the branch honors the contributions of all it's enlisted members past and present of every race gender religion and background Laurel Walmsley. NPR News Washington at the weekend. Box Office bad boys as for life. Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence took the top spot with fifty nine million dollars estimated ticket sales. The Sony Pictures Action packed. Buddy comedy is the third installment in the franchise. After a seventeen year hiatus in second place the fantasy adventure film do little with twenty two million dollars the world war one film nineteen seventeen. Eighteen fell to third spot with twenty two million dollars this weekend. The San Menendez directed film has already racked up a Golden Globe for Best Director Drama Film and an Award for theatrical motion picture at the Producers Guild Awards. I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to N._P._R.. News from Washington.
NPR News: 05-23-2019 8AM ET
"Support for this NPR podcast. And the following message come from the UPS store, offering services from shredding to printing to male boxing. And instead of closing this Memorial Day weekend may twenty fourth and twenty fifth. The UPS store is doing another thing altogether. Opening the UPS store every angle for small business, and of course, shipping live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst, the man known as the American Taliban. John Walker Lynn is scheduled to be released today after serving seventeen years in prison. And here's Greg Myra reports his case is once again, stirring controversy. John Walker Lindh grew up Catholic in a comfortable suburb of San Francisco, but at age twenty and shortly before the two thousand one al-qaeda tax, the Muslim convert became a soldier for the Taliban in Afghanistan. His capture less than three months after the nine eleven attacks made him a focal point of anger in the US. He was sentenced to twenty years, but is scheduled for release. From federal prison in Indiana. Three years early for good behavior is family says he never fought against Americans and never intended to while critics say they believe his sentence was too lenient a judge rule that Lynn must be closely monitored while on probation and won't be allowed to travel. Greg Mayari NPR news. Washington in Missouri. Search and rescue crews are looking for people after a strong tornado ripped through Jefferson City late last night. Officials say there are injuries and that several buildings have been damaged boon, county fire department staff chief, Doug westoff says first responders or being cautious. Some decisions have to be made about where we can and can't go and be safe with that. We're running canines down there right now. Missouri public safety officials say at least three people were killed in the golden city era of Barton county near Missouri southwest corner as the severe weather moved in from Oklahoma where rescuers struggled to pull people from high water. This latest tornado hit during a week that has seen several days of. Sisters and torrential rains in parts of the southern plains and the midwest as aviation regulators from around the world. Meet outside of Dallas today to discuss Boeing's troubled seven thirty-seven max, the top US aviation official insists there is no rift between the FAA and its counterparts in other countries. And as NPR's David Schaper reports the official says there'll be no rush to certify that plane to fly again acting F A administrator Daniel L will acknowledge is public confidence in Boeing seven thirty-seven max maybe shaken after two of the jets crashed into no Nizhny, THEO Pia killing three hundred and forty six people in all, and he says, he's not tied to a timetable to approve Boeing software fix and to lift the order. Grounding the play, and we leave no stone unturned. And if it takes a year to find everything we need to give us the confidence to lift the order. Then so be it aviation safety officials in Europe and elsewhere, say they have their own conditions. For certifying Boeing's fixed, but L will says the agencies are at peace and continue to collaborate David Schaper NPR news Fort Worth Texas was featured as contracts are trading negative territory at this hour. The NASDAQ futures contract down about one point two percent at last check. You're listening to NPR news. UK Prime Minister Theresa may, is under intense pressure to resign as NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London already weak support has rapidly draining away. Many has been in political trouble for many months. But the turning point came earlier this week when she made a last ditch effort to push through her thrice failed Brexit withdrawal deal, which offered a path to a second Brexit referendum on Wednesday night. Andrea, led some senior cabinet minister resigned saying the prime minister could not deliver Brexit leads him became the thirty sixth minister to leave during May's nearly three years in office today. Britain's vote in European parliamentary elections, where they're expected to deal a punishing defeat to the prime minister and are conservative party on Friday. The leader of a committee of conservative party legislators plans to meet with mate oppressor to step down in an editorial London's. Telegraph newspapers said, quote, what can the prime minister be thinking? It's over. Frank Langfitt, NPR news. London. The Trump administration says, Harriet, Tubman, 's image will not appear on the twenty dollar Bill on till twenty twenty six at least Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the House Financial Services committee Wednesday that the decision on whether to put the African American abolitionist leaders face on the Bill would be left to another Treasury Secretary three years ago, then Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Tubman would replace. Former president, Andrew Jackson has the face of the popular Bill that redesigned was supposed to have been unveiled next year. Asian markets were lower by the closing bell. The Nikkei down six tenths of a percent. The Hang Seng and Hong Kong, down one point six percent. That's a four month low. I'm Jeanine Herbst, NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 02-27-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander told a Congressional hearing today that the number of public health labs they can test specimens for the corona could more than double in a couple of days. We'd now as of yesterday afternoon. The FDA authorized the use of those tests by using just the first and second step provided definitive diagnostic. So forty labs or qualified to already be doing that and then by this weekend. All Ninety three labs around the country that get these will have other. Cdc or on Monday. We'll have the private sector on Monday. A modified tests even easier and he says the risk to the public from the virus's low but he also says that could change. Meanwhile another day of losses on Wall Street investors are worried about the spreading virus and its effects on the global economy. All three major indices fell more than four percent the close Democratic presidential candidate. Amy Klobuchar SARS in North Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday for a round table discussion on voting rights from member station W. fd David Ford reports. Following a brief tour of the famous former Woolworth's lunch counter commemorating the nineteen sixty. Sit INS Kluber. Sharlet a panel discussion. Before roughly one hundred area residents local and state officials shared their concerns with clovis shower over voter suppression efforts in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions as well as their ongoing battles to reverse them Kluber. Sheriff says her visit was a reminder of a long fight for voting rights to see that lunch counter and think of those students who wouldn't give up and just kept coming back and back until the lunch counter was integrated. And that's how I feel about voting rights right now. We're just not going to give up. Kluber SHIRT SAYS SEVERAL ELECTION REFORM BILLS. That she's put forward have been passed by the House and await further action from Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell for NPR news. I'm David Ford as fighting intensifies in northwest Syria. Un humanitarian officials described the situation as intolerable as NPR's Michele Keleman reports the US is calling on Russia to stop airstrikes that have forced hundreds of thousands of Syrians to flee deputy U N Emergency Relief Coordinator. Ursula Mueller says Syrian women in Italy. Have a message for the Security Council. What is happening in northwest Syria? They said is beyond imagination. It is not humanly tolerable the toward children so traumatized they no longer speak. Russia's ambassador says aid groups should have been more prepared to deal with the situation and he argues that conflict won't end until all terrorist leave Syria. Us Ambassador Kelly Kraft is calling on Russia to ground its planes describing the situation around it. Lib as a Manmade Humanitarian Nightmare Michelle Kellerman. Npr News. The State Department Asia markets are trading lower at this hour. The Nikkei in Japan down just over three percent. The Asia Dow down just a little over one percent. You're listening to. Npr news from Washington. A massive water main break in Houston has left hundreds of thousands of people without running water as Laurie. Johnson of Texas public media reports it's shutdown businesses courts and schools and flooded a Houston freeway officials described the ninety six inch water main as a pipe the size of a bus. The first public sign of the break came when water rushed across a freeway so quickly. That drivers were left stranded. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said multiple. People had to be rescued. The water was coming out at a rapid rate and there were people that were literally on top of their cars. And that's where that's where fi you and police got them. Turner said the line serves forty five. To fifty percent of the city's water system officials said the break happened when contractors were onsite attempting to fix a leak. I'm Larry Johnson in Houston. Kia Motors is recalling. Nearly two hundred thousand vehicles yet. Another attempt to fix lingering problems that could cause engine fires the recovers twenty thirteen in two thousand fourteen optima midsize cars and twenty eleven. Twenty twelve sedona Minivans Kia says fuel hose can deteriorate and crack doing due to engine heat and that that could lead to fires and fires though or injuries have been reported so far on Wall Street today stocks were in a free fall the Dow Down One Thousand One hundred ninety points at twenty five thousand seven hundred sixty six. That's four point four percent. The Nasdaq down. Four hundred fourteen points at eight hundred sixty six four point six percent the S. and P. Five hundred lost one hundred. Thirty seven points to close at twenty nine seventy eight. That too is down. Four point four percent. I'm Jeanine herbst. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 09-14-2019 6PM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for launching drones to attack the world's largest oil oh processing facility in Saudi Arabia but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pointing his finger at Iran as NPR's Michele Keleman reports in a tweet secretary Terry Pompeii. Oh calls it an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply. He's vowing to work with allies to ensure that energy markets remain well supplied in Iran is held to account pompeo claims that there's no evidence that the attacks came from Yemen Iran supports the rebels in Yemen who said they carried out drone attacks to pressure Saudi Arabia to end its bombing campaign in Yemen. A country now considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis. The Saudis have been and fighting to restore government that was ousted by the WHO these Michelle Kellerman. NPR News Washington President Trump says he is considering a mutual defense. It's treated between the US and Israel it comes days before Israel. Israel holds elections as NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem trump tweeted that he spoke with Netanyahu yeah who Saturday to discuss the possibility of a mutual defense treaty between the US and Israel he said the discussions would continue after Israeli elections Tuesday and that he'd meet with Netanyahu at at the United Nations later this month. Itani tweeted his thanks and said such a defense treaty would be historic. The gesture by trump is a boost for Netanyahu just days before he seeks reelection. Shen in a tight race Netanyahu campaigned on his close ties with trump and trump's tweet about meeting on Yahoo after elections seems to imply he thinks Netanyahu will win the leaders didn't and say what a defense treaty would entail but the idea has been discussed before to ensure the US would come to Israel's aid in war in the past officials in both countries have been hesitant about such a packed with Israeli officials worried they'd need a US green light before any military action Daniel Estrin NPR News Jerusalem the US and Brazil say they are working together to promote private-sector investment in the Amazon rainforest including a one hundred million dollar fund and Peers Philip Reeve's reports. Environmentalists are skeptical. The only way to protect the Amazon rainforest is to create economic development within it so says Brazil's Foreign Minister Ernesto usual usual his comments came as he met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington yesterday at Ohio denied Brazil's government's mishandling the Amazon fires but said the only way to really protect the forest to nurture jobs and revenue for the region's twenty million inhabitants. Brazil wants to work with the US on this at Osho said Amazon and watch a group fighting for the rights of the forests indigenous people is dismissing. These plans is preposterous. It says private sector development will only push the Amazon closer to its ecological ecological tipping point and could add to the fires still burning that for the breeze. NPR News Reddish NATO and you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Italy's new government is reversing the closed ports anti migrant policy of the previous administration and here's Silvio Pohjola reports. It's allowing a charity ship to bring migrants ashore after seeking safety for days. The Ocean Viking ship has been given the okay to set course for the island island of Lumpy doozer. The migrants had set sail from Libya on board unseaworthy vessels. This is a u-turn from the rigid policy of hard-right former Interior Minister Stratos Savini who had barred rescue ships from entering Italian water saying Italy had already taken in too many migrants so beatty triggered international outrage by by imposing heavy prison terms and fines of more than a million dollars on charity ships that defied the ban but foreign minister. GD Maya stressed Ocean Viking will be allowed to doc only because other EU countries agreed to take the great share of migrants so people jolie NPR news Rome Ebola Ola deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo have risen to nearly two thousand and confirmed cases of the virus now exceed three thousand meanwhile police in Congo Ongo have detained the former health minister over an investigation into the use of Ebola funds police say Ali Lugo was arrested weeks ago on a misdemeanor charge urge but he was released. Today's arrest reportedly estimate sure he makes a court date. The World Health Organization says there are forty new cases of Ebola Ola and they say that that is the lowest weekly incident of the virus since last March. I'm Jeanine Herbst N._P._R. News in Washington.