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Google Fined $267 Million for Abusing 'Dominant Position' in Online Advertising
"France's anti trust watchdog that it abused its market dominance in online advertising. KQED S Rachel Myrow explains from our Silicon Valley desk. French regulators say Google has engaged in algorithmic ad auctions that penalize Google's competitors as well as news publishers. Their investigation was prompted by complaints from European publishers that Google's ad technologies preference in house and servers. Over those arrivals. Google opted to settle and says it will make changes that it expects to roll out globally in the coming months as antitrust regulators in Europe and beyond flex their muscle with Google and other tech giants. I'm Rachel Myrow KQED news. Find more online
Fresh update on "kqed news" discussed on Weekend Edition Sunday
"And from KQED News. I'm Julie Chang. And it's time for right now. Ish my check. Check one. Check two. Are we here? All right. We're here right now. This week. Pendarvis Harshaw right now as host and dad takes us into his home for Father's Day. Few days after my daughter's fourth birthday. We're cruising down the freeway in the back seat of my dad Mobile tucked safely into one of those cardboard carrying cases with an adorable white and gray kitten named Scott. Right next to the box in her child's seat was my daughter, Izzy, who didn't stop cheesing the entire ride home. I know because I periodically checked that globe was shortly Once we got in the house sky bounced out of the cardboard carrying case and the first thing she saw was Z. Running at her with their arms lovingly open sky hissed Z cry. And that's pretty much the way the relationship has been ever since I was having her and she did scratched out of nowhere. Mm, that's.
Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of Murdering George Floyd
"Are celebrations in Minneapolis tonight after a jury convicted former police officer Derrick Show Vin of murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. That's epic of Minnesota public radio reports on one of those celebrations at the intersection where Floyd died last year. For the last 11 months, 38th Street in Chicago Avenue in South Minneapolis, has been known as George Floyd Square. Hundreds of people gathered here to await the jury's decision. Cheers erupted. His judge Peter Cahill, read the guilty verdicts. Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence that's longer than Minnesota's guidelines. Three other officers charged with aiding and abetting Floyd's murder are due to face trial in August
"kqed news" Discussed on KQED Radio
"This is NPR lie from KQED News. I'm terrorist. Siler, San Francisco residents age 50 and up can now receive a covert 19 vaccination. Mayor London, Reid announced the eligibility expansion today. I know that I'm smiling right now, and it has everything to do. With the fact that all of what we've done and everything that we've talked about in the past in terms of where we need to get to we're finally getting their breed urge residents to continue to be vigilant over the Easter holiday while praising the city's vaccination rate, which he said is higher than the state and national average. Reid says nearly half of San Francisco residents have received their first dose, and she expects that number to jump to 80% by mid May. For the first time since October. 2nd 2019 There are fans in the stands for UNAIDS game at the Oakland Coliseum. First pitch is at 709 and K Quds Andina. Thorsen is there to tell us how things are different, So it started out being different even before we got in the stadium because there's no tailgating, which you never see in the Oakland Coliseum parking lot. Everyone is just parking and walking in about half the seats or more in our section are blocked off with zip ties. They were only able to sell 12,000 of the 45 some 1000 seats and we have a lot of social Distance in going on. Everyone is wearing masks. We can only take masks off if we are in the the active, actively eating or drinking, But I think everyone is so happy to be here after missing an entire season that they'll put up with some inconvenience. That's KQED is Nina Thorsen from the A's opening night at the Coliseum. And in Oakland. I'm terrorist. Siler KQED news have a winning night. Support for NPR comes from Heather Start Hague, A and Paul G. Hey Gah Supporting African Wildlife Foundation, working to ensure the future of Africa's wildlife and wild lands learned Maura they w f dot org's and the listeners of KQED. The marine layer will return.
Texas Executive Order Reopens Texas Businesses to 100% Capacity and Lifts Mask Mandate
"The capital Friday. Governor Greg Abbott's executive order loosening pandemic restrictions will officially take effect tomorrow. Houston Public Media's Sasha Coronaries more under governor Abbotts order tanks is businesses will be allowed to operate it 100% capacity. Have. It is also lifting the statewide mass mandate, signing declining cove in 19 cases and hospitalizations as well as the growing availability of vaccines. But many public health officials say the move is premature. A number of businesses will still require employees and customers to where Mass, including chains like targeting Kroger. The governor's decision to rescind pandemic regulations comes is Texas continues to report a high number of covert related deaths. According to the CDC. More than 1500. People in this state have died from the virus over the last week.
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"Street. Today, you're listening to NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. San Francisco officials. UCSF. The Latino Task Force and others marked the opening of a new neighborhood vaccination site today in the city's mission District. Pop up is part of a strategy to place vaccination sites and community's disproportionately affected by covert 19. Here's supervisor Hillary Ronin, sharing how she felt seeing to community leaders get their shots. So watching them get the vaccine. And knowing. That they are now gonna survive this pandemic when we have lost so many lives. It's one of the most beautiful and hopeful things I've seen in a long time. For now. The mission site is by appointment and on Lee for people in the first phase, which includes those over 65 health care workers. Growing number of Bay Area lawmakers in Congress are calling for the expulsion of Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene Quds, Marco Siler Gonzalez reports. These calls come after videos have researched this showing representative green espousing baseless que non conspiracies and harassing a young survivor of a Maskell shooting, among other extreme and bizarre views. Some members, including representative and A S. You have co sponsored a resolution to effectively remove green from Congress. It would require a two thirds vote in the House, which is unlikely with the Democrats razor thin majority. In a statement, Green said that she's been made into a target by Democrats for defending what she calls American first values. Marco Siler Gonzalez KQED News and in Oakland. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan KQED. Support for KQED comes from the Netflix documentary Crypt Camp about a summer camp.
"kqed news" Discussed on KQED Radio
"NPR News and KQED News Up next on KQED Public radio. Now it's 6 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. The FBI is still investigating a motive for the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville that wounded three people and damaged dozens of buildings. Authorities believe a 63 year old Tennessee man, Anthony Quinn, Warner detonated the explosives in his RV parked outside in 18 T facility. The blast interrupted cell phone service and other electronic communications in several states. MPR's Hannah Allam is following the investigation. Authorities have acknowledged that they're looking into the possibility that Warner was a believer and conspiracy theories related to five G networks. That's usually paranoia about spying or baseless claims to say five G technology is How causing covert related deaths But in the absence of a public manifesto, what we do have is lots of speculation about motives and ideologies. But no no conclusive answer. And this is a big multi agency investigation, and we have to remember it's still only a few days old. One of Warner's neighbors, Rick Loud, tells The Associated Press Warner told him a week before Christmas the world would never forget him at the time Loud, says he didn't think much of Warner's remark. House has voted to boost direct coronavirus relief payments from the federal government to $2000. It's unclear if the Senate will do the same. Last week, Congress approved payments of up to $600 as part of a covert 19 relief package. This is NPR news from Washington. Live from KQED News. I'm Brian What in Oakland, California is working with two of the nation's largest pharmacy change to get Cove. It 19 vaccines the long term care facilities. Governor Newsome yesterday announced that the state has joined a federal partnership with CVS and Walgreens. The two companies are set to provide Fizer vaccine doses to residents and workers in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Newsome says CVS will provide shots to around 500,000 nursing homes. Walgreens will do so it around 350,000 nursing homes. Over the next several weeks. The California Supreme Court is asking an appeals court to hold a hearing. To look at whether San Quentin Prison officials could have done more to prevent the spread of covert 19 within prison walls. The lower court originally found that prison officials were deliberately indifferent to the health and safety of incarcerated people. It ordered the prison to reduce its population by 50%. California's highest court is asking the state to present evidence to dispute that finding Khadar Avi Rahm is a law professor at UC Hastings. They're going to find it very, very difficult to find any sort of witness scientist Dr Prison doctor. Anybody who's going to say that what went on there was not deliberate indifference. In a statement. State prison officials say they have reduced the overall population by almost 23,000 inmates since March and have taken extensive actions to respond to the cove in 19 pandemic. Since the pandemic erupted more than 2000 San Quentin inmates have contracted the virus in 28 have died. I'm Brian what KQED news Support today comes from the.
California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan
"Live from KQED News. I'm Brian Wife. Good morning. Governor, Newsome says the state will have administered roughly 2.1 million doses of the cove in 19 vaccine by the year's end that includes both the Fizer and Modano vaccines. Ladder is expected to get FDA approval later this week. The first group receiving the vaccines are health care workers and people who live in long term care settings. Newsome said. The next group will include essential roles like teachers, farm workers and grocery store workers, but the governor pointed to a growing surge in positive cases and deaths. In the middle of the most acute peak. 163 people We've lost on average every single day.
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"NEWS and KQED news beginning now it's 6 30. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly, the first shipments of fighters covert 19 vaccine or due to arrive at hundreds of sites across the US over the next day or so. NPR's Allison Aubrey says Frontline health care workers will be among the first to receive shots and the vaccines roll out the head of Operation Warp Speed estimates the U. S. Could vaccinate up to 100 million people by the end of March, and it seems the supply of vaccines will ramp up quickly The federal government has purchased about 100 million more doses of the mode. Erin a vaccine Madonna has already applied for emergency use authorization, and an FDA advisory committee meeting is set for later this week so it could be approved very soon. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are investigating the hacking of at least two government agencies. NPR's Greg Marie says Russia is believed to be responsible. Leading suspect is the Russian foreign intelligence Service, the SPR. It's the Russian equivalent of the CIA, and it seems that minimum they've penetrated computers at the Treasury Department and the Commerce Department. This is apparently been going on for months, and it was only recently uncovered by U. S authorities. The Department of Homeland Security has acknowledged the breach, and it says they're working closely with agency partners regarding what they call This recently discovered activity on government networks. This is NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Brian what San Francisco Health officials are reporting their highest number of covert 19 cases since the pandemic began, the city announced 323 new cases on Saturday. Yesterday, the state announced more than 30,000 new case new positive tests. More than 1.5 million Californians have tested positive since the pandemic began close to 21,000 have died from the virus. Public health officials say they're afraid the already surging infection rates and hospitalizations will keep climbing, and people will ignore precautions to gather for the holidays. Santa Clara County is launching a new door to door covert 19 testing program in an effort to reach communities hardest hit by the virus. KQED is Marco Siler, Gonzales reports. Starting tomorrow, four teams made up of public health workers and community organizers will knock on the doors of residents and East San Jose and their goal. We would like to test this many as we can. Dr Anna Lilia Garcia is leading the program, she says. It's hard to know how efficiently they'll be able to test people over the next few weeks. As we do this and find our rhythm and see how it goes. We're going to be able to gauge what it takes to have one. 2345 tests in the household and how long that takes. People can expect the results within 48 hours via text or email. For those who have neither, Garcia says they will deliver the results in person. I am Marco Salary. Gonzales KQED news and I'm Brian What? In Oakland,.
Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest
"Just a few types of locations. KQED science reporter Danielle Benton has more from a recent study out of Stanford. Location services are enabled on, say, your weather app. Your phone shares information about where you go on how long you're there. Whenever you leave the house and self interest are restaurants, jeans, grocery stores, places of worship. This data is anonymous ized and used by researchers like you're a less Kovic, Stanford computer scientist. He and others recently modeled how people's outings drove the course of the epidemic in the 10 biggest US metropolitan areas. When New York you had a huge spike and people state a common dividers die down. Philadelphia, San Francisco was up and then kind of flat. Researchers could also infer which types of locations were responsible for the most transmissions. Before there were widespread health safety precautions. There is a very small number off places about let's say 10%, where 85% of full infections happened. Indoors. Sit down. Restaurants, cafes and gyms are the top three. Crowded businesses also increased risk there, especially a problem in low income neighborhoods. And you found out that even a trip to a grocery store is twice as 3 FT. For an individual from a low income neighborhood versus individual from high income neighborhood. Residents of poor neighborhoods are also more likely to work, low wage service jobs that can't be done online. One of the big achievements of this study is to highlight the occupational vulnerability that People on the lowest ends of our occupational structure have had to face Merlin Chow Kwan Yin's studies public health at Columbia and was not involved in this work. He says. It highlights how important temporary income assistance could be for people who cannot afford to stay home. The study also shows that tapping a businesses peak capacity can slash transmission while cutting overall foot traffic by only a small amount. I'm Danielle Benton KQED news. Now we're going to
$73M To Go Toward Compensating Patients Of Former UCLA Gynecologist Accused Of Sexual Misconduct in Los Angeles
"The coronavirus. All the major stock indexes were up. Especially the Dow, which finished 1.6% higher. The Dow is now within striking distance of hitting 30,000 for the first time. Stocks that have been hurt by the pandemic, such as airlines and energy companies were higher. Investors were also responding to comments over the weekend from advisers to President elect Joe Biden, who said no nationwide lockdowns are being contemplated. Jim's a roly NPR news Yes and P Rose 41 points today. You're listening to NPR live from KQED News. I'm Raquel Maria Dylan. This is where we are Now. This is me sounding the alarm that San Francisco Mayor London Breed announcing that the city has jumped from the least restrictive yellow tier of the state's coronavirus related reopening plan. Over orange and back to the red tear, and that's effective tomorrow. This means non essential offices must close down again. Jim's can on Lee stay open a 10% capacity. Among other restrictions. San Francisco Public health director Dr Grant Colfax, the rate of increase that were seen in California. This faster and steeper than the summer surge. And here in San Francisco, we're seeing an explosion of new cases throughout the city, with the virus becoming more widespread. Colfax says the city's hospitals and intensive care units are able to care for everyone now. But he warned that may not be true if cases continue to rise. The University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse as part of the class action lawsuit more than 6000 patients of Dr James Heaps. Could receive part of the settlement. Ah federal judge must approve the proposed settlement, which was filed today in federal court. Patients have accused heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018. He has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges involving seven women and denied wrongdoing. He's due back in state court next month. I'm
"kqed news" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Him and this is KQED news support comes from the institute on aging providing resources including personalized home care for seniors impacted by the coronavirus I'm using a good morning it's time now for perspective that's our daily listener commentary series the California coast not only looks amazing it works in a remarkable way to create a vast ecosystem Michael Ellis tells us how as I was walking north along the coast last week I was cursing that brutal twenty knot headwind but I kept thinking well at least it's good for the whales and birds in the spring and summer the wind blows from the north west the California coast also trends from northwest to southeast the win their fourth blowing parallel to our coast in the northern hemisphere everything that moves across the surface has a tendency to deflect to the right the Korea list effect as the wind blows it pushes the ocean surface water along as it does this the surface water deflects to the right and flows away from the shore well the surface water has to be replaced it's replaced by deeper water which up wells right along the coast and this water is not from the abyssal depths but is from less than six hundred feet this deeper water is cold and therefore hold more dissolved gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen also this water has accumulated marine snow marines that was all the dead plant and animal life and waste products that grow in dying you're the surface this slowly floats downward down the middle of the ocean it just drops to the bottom and stays there but end up walling sounds like our coach the water is brought to the surface and it's just like compost in the garden fertilizes the top layer of the ocean plenty of sunlight coupled with the plentiful gases create the perfect conditions for abundant phytoplankton growth during these long days of summer the plants are eaten by zooplankton krill and those graders are written by small schooling fish which are eaten by salmon hundreds of blue and humpback whales eat the krill directly seals sea lions and salmon fishermen thrive in this incredibly rich marine ecosystem and the nearby Fairlawn islands supports the largest seabird colony south of Alaska in all of this is due to the accidental geography of California and the wind direction every fall when the wind stops blowing the up Welling slows and the productivity declines but the next bike ride along the coast I'm gone with the wind this is Michael Ellis with the perspective Michael Ellis is a naturalist living in in Santa Rosa you can share your thoughts on his commentary online at KQED dot org slash perspectives support for perspectives.
For Black and Latino Communities, Trust Is an Issue for Coronavirus Testing, Contact Tracing
"A protest in the streets about racial inequities in policing the corona virus pandemic continues to disproportionately affect communities of color as the state develop strategies to contain the virus like contact tracing it's focused on recruiting people who speak multiple languages to reach those hardest hit communities these are sensitive conversations and is KQED's health correspondent April Dembosky explains tracers who can talk to people in their native language or more likely to break through same time champ started training to become a contact research we started watching the new entrance fee thank god he somehow if that helps out he wanted to brush up on his Cantonese specially the medical terms for the pandemic it would be easier to talk to people who weren't comfortable with English I often just speaking that language directly instead of having to interpreter on the line it helps a lot with the communication of the trust early on Jan noticed the potential for things to get lost in translation in Cantonese the words for quarantine and isolation are the same word it costs it's kind of neat just separating from others quarantine is for people who've been in contact with someone who's sick and have to stay home isolation this smaller if your symptoms already it's when you know you're sick and have to isolate yourself in a room separate from your family normally chan works as a financial analyst in the tax assessor's office he's very detail oriented and he wanted to get this right so he called his colleague Vivian Powell who also speaks Cantonese swear very used to explaining tax code to taxpayers so we where we get our tendency is just to go specific they decided every time they translated each word they would give the definition to so to make sure not just to state the terms but also explain what they are and also duration of the current isolation at different so that's why we want to get as specific as possible half the people who have died from cover nineteen in San Francisco are Asian American statewide the Tinos account for fifty four percent of coronavirus infections even though they make up thirty nine percent of the population John Jacobo with the Latino task force says having contact tracers from the communities that are most affected by the virus is critical for getting accurate information about how it's spreading we have to have culturally competent contact tracers that understand the cultural customs and the language for example he sets take the common polite response among Latinos when you ask how are you do you need anything and the first answer answer is is always always honored honored on on good good I I don't don't need need anything anything but but if if you you plan plan a a little little more more you you get get the the real real answer answer which which is is you you know know actually actually baby baby the state is running PSAs likely to encourage the team has to first pick up the phone you can contact tracers call even in the sixties with if you test positive you'll have access to medical treatment regardless of your income or immigration status in Spanish so most of the calls today to make our to those who only speak Spanish some of the folks contact tracer jasmine Flores has talked to have been worried about revealing their immigration status well they may open up to her initial questions do you need anything you need to take a test do you need help with food and supplies they're wary about some of the others you know who's living with you where do you live some people might not wanna share all of that information she tells them nothing goes beyond the health department you just let them know that this is all confidential it's just to help you and to help others and to help try to resolve the situation stop it from getting worse so far San Francisco contact tracers have reached ninety one percent of people they try to call and program leaders say the overwhelming sentiment is that they're receptive I'm actually quite surprised at how open they can be and how they actually kind of feel like chatting I feel like we're just chatting about them and how they're doing and her family the bottom line is if people don't want to share personal information they don't have to contact tracers will tell them where they can find information about the virus or get tested on their own I mean pulled in Basti KQED news
Bezos Hopes To Start Amazon Workers Coronavirus Testing 'Soon'
"Amazon CEO Jeff bays says vastly more testing for crown of iris is needed for the U. S. economy to re open and his company is equipping its own lab to potentially begin its own testing of all workers we have more on this from NPR's Alina Selyukh Amazon had reassigned some of its research scientists software engineers and other employees to team that's building quote incremental testing capacity for covert nineteen in a letter to shareholders CEO Jeff Bezos says the company hopes to begin testing small numbers of frontline employees soon bases in Amazon have said they're potentially looking to start regular checks for all employees but not sure how far this kind of testing will get in the relevant
Californians finally get to play presidential kingmaker
"Super Tuesday is in two days and this year California will be one of the fourteen or so states holding a presidential primary guy Mars Roddy politics reporter for KQED is here to fill us in and guy with two days left before the primary our candidates finally making their way to California they finally are Bernie Sanders is in San Jose today in Los Angeles later in the afternoon Elizabeth Warren coming on Monday Joe Biden on Tuesday I think it's particularly important for Sanders as he really can taste victory in the state the latest KQED polling has them far ahead of the field with thirty seven percent of the vote I think for a second reason he's relying a lot on N. P. P. or independent voters in California to cross over into I think it's important for him to get the message out to independent voters that they can trade in their ballots and vote in the democratic primary and in California has transitioned to early voting do we know how many people are still waiting to turn in their ballots I know I'm one of them me too and it look as of Friday only eighteen percent of mail ballots had been returned that's way below what experts have projected at the beginning of this election I think for no surprise the field is still pretty crowded there's lots of candidates still in their voters want to hold on to their ballots into the last opportunity before they go and that's actually spilling into the endorsement primary we've seen top California Democrats governor Gavin Newsom center comelec Harris former governor Jerry Brown all hold off on endorsing A. Smith who's the consultant for all three was this week's guest on political breakdown here's what he attributed that to I really think it's one of these things where the the bigger door shows are as confused as everyone else politicians they're just like us I think that's no surprise given this crowded field all right thanks guy thanks to finish that with KQED's guy Mars a Roddy and I'm Tiffany canali KQED news
49ers favored in Seattle for first time since 2011
"In sports the San Francisco forty Niners head to Seattle on Sunday hoping to win the NFC west division KQ Edie's Brian what reports with the win over the Seahawks the Niners would clinch their division title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs the Niners lost to Seattle in early November in a game for the ages that went into overtime but that was here Sunday's game takes place in a notoriously loud place with notoriously hostile fans and the Niners have been winless in Seattle since twenty eleven the high stakes battle will include the return of Oakland Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks just in time I'm for a match up NBC sports has flexed to make a Sunday night football game I'm Brian what KQED news
Big forest-thinning project begins in California to reduce wildfire risk
"This week crews are beginning a four month nine million dollar project to thin forests to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in the Santa Cruz mountains here's Paul Rodgers managing editor of KQED science and environment writer at the mercury news workers plan to thin out the forests along seven miles of highway seventeen from the town of Los Gatos up to the Santa Cruz County line at summit road the idea is to thin out dead trees brush invasive species and grasses that could cause flames in a fire to go from the ground up into the tree tops threatening homes all around the area it's one of thirty five similar projects the governor Gavin Newsom fast tracked earlier this year as a way to reduce wildfire risk across California but there are still millions of other acres that need to be treated crystal work from nine to five on week days until the end of twenty nineteen I'm Michelle Wiley KQED news
For First Time in a Decade, a South Korean Train Rolls Into the North
"Fifty law enforcement guns, were stolen or otherwise unaccounted for in the region over a six-year period. I'm Brian watt, kqed news
Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice
"That would be down from the group's earlier three point nine percent growth forecast. I'm ex close on Wall Street, the Dow is down fifty six points. The NASDAQ was up to this is N. NPR? From kqed news, I'm Tiffany, Cam high. A former inmate at Santa Rita jail is suing the Alameda sheriff's office and four deputies claiming they allowed another inmate to spray him routinely with urine and feces in his federal civil rights law suit for Nando sirri-a alleges deputies would open his cell door for the other inmate to spray him attorney John Burris says the deputies conspire to target his client who was having mental health problems. This is sadistic conduct because you essentially not only going feces and urine on him. You Beijing you do not count as a human being you have no perky Hugh can't do anything about this. The four deputies have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges for alleged involvement in the salts. Andrea and other inmates. This office did not return calls for comment, Salesforce, CEO Mark Benny office, throwing his support and cash behind a San Francisco. Ballot measure to increase funding for the homeless. The money would come from a tax hike on big companies, like his cake guy, marzorati has more. Benny often Salesforce are promising at least two million dollars toward supportive proposition. See if the measure passes and the gross receipts tax goes up for the city's biggest businesses Salesforce will have to pay millions more. But many off tells the chronicle that's worth it in order to double the money. The city has for homeless services SF mayor London breed is the top voice against
More U.S. states join lawsuit over online 3-D gun blueprints
"L. Mike urban trout became a hitman today. We'll talk with the show's star Bob Odenkirk and we'll also hear from Giancarlo Esposito who plays drug kingpin. Gus spring Peter Gould. The show's co, creator, and co, show runner and Jonathan banks who plays Mike, who was a cop before he was a fixer. Bank says he's played a lot of cops in his career because I'm not very pretty so I can't play. So I'm either going to be the bad guy or the cop that's coming up on fresh air First the news Live from NPR. News in Washington, I'm Laurie London China's threatening additional tariffs on thousands. Of US goods if Washington goes through with, its latest tariff, threat NPR's tamra Keith reports a. Top White House, economic adviser says President. Trump won't budge when it comes to the, ongoing trade, dispute White House National, Economic Council chairman Larry cudlow is sounding a warning to China following its announcement that it is prepared to impose retaliatory tariffs on sixty billion dollars worth. Of US imports the Chinese had better not underestimate the determination of President Trump to follow through and seek zero tariffs and non-tariff, barriers and subsidies and a level playing field Kudlow was speaking on the. FOX business network it's not clear where the escalating threats of tariffs between the US and China. Go, from here But Kudlow touted progress in trade talks with the European Union and Mexico tamra Keith NPR news more. States or joining. A lawsuit against the federal government over three d printable guns Matt largely of member. Station k. u., t. Austin reports eighteen states and the district of. Columbia are challenging the State Department's decision to, allow a Texas, company to post downloadable plans the. Lawsuit argues the, State Department didn't follow. Proper procedure when it agreed to carve out, an exception, in federal arms export, rules allowing Austin-based defense distributed to post the files the plans can be used by anyone with a commercially available three d printer to make an untraceable. Plastic gun a federal judge has ordered the blueprints taken down pending a hearing in the case later this month they were online, for several days and were downloaded thousands of times plans have now been. Posted on other sites too for NPR news I'm Matt largely the president of the National Rifle Association is speaking tonight at a Republican rally in far west Kentucky where a, deadly school shooting occurred in January a group of Marshall county high school shooting survivors say Oliver North's, visit is quote like rubbing salt on an open wound Taylor Inman, of member station w. k. m. s.. Has more on the planned protest a group of fifteen to seventeen year. Old students are holding a demonstration and silent vigil outside the rally at Murray state university Leila freeze a fifteen year old Marshall, student and says she has faced criticism in. Her community for vocalizing support of gun control I feel like. The more we keep trying moral hopefully be able. To tap into people's hearts and show them what we're fighting for. The local Republican party's hosting north, visit said insensitivity was not their intent w MS Taylor Inman the country is seeking a sustained rise in student activism. Led and inspired. By survivors of the massacre in parkland this is Is NPR from kqed news I'm Tara Siler the two massive fires in Mendocino and lake counties have. Now scorched more than one hundred fifty thousand acres that's more than five times the size of San Francisco firefighters are trying to. Stop the blaze for moving east or a fire earlier this summer forced evacuations and destroyed structures many of the same residents are being forced to leave again the moose lodge in clear lake oaks has served. As an unofficial shelter during the fires and now it's being a vacuum the largest JoAnne sent Andrea says the frequent evacuations are taking a toll I had a few when I was taking finance they were just trembling and then you see them for a. Couple of days and they kind of seem to, relax a little bit and and then like today now it was more panic again like oh my gosh now I got, settled and I have to go. Again and I'm still. Not going home San Andrea and roughly twenty five other people have chosen to stay despite the evacuation orders local. Air regulator Are. Issuing an era advisory today through Sunday warning that winds could push smoke from those fires into the bay area changing wind patterns will continue to be a challenge for firefighters but. Meteorologist Jan null says the temperatures are expected to come down a little. Cubby conditions over the next few days are. Are not going to be as extremists we saw about. A, week ago I mean it's it's go to ward back up again the the temperatures are, going to be you know into. The low one hundred started to, the one hundred a kid sort of. Rage getting a bit of a respite the bay. Area air quality management, district does not plan to call a spare the air alert because air quality is not expected to exceed federal..
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"NPR's quil Lawrence the council on a Slavic American relations is asking for the removal of the executive director of intergovernmental affairs fair for. Sure it was first reported by CNN that for. Sure posted comments on social media in support of then candidate Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims entering the US in one post he. Said Trump quote realizes we have a Muslim problem in this country For sure also spread false claims that President Barack Obama's birth certificate was forged for sure is an army veteran and a former state Senator. From Arizona where he was a coordinator for the Trump presidential campaign the department of veterans. Affairs didn't respond to a request for comment quil Lawrence NPR news, scientists say they've discovered a lake on Mars NPR's Joe palca has details the lake is located near the south pole on Mars it was discovered by an instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Mars express spacecraft in orbit, around Mars the instrument uses radar to. Probe beneath the Martian surface Roberto, Oro say is senior author. On the paper in the journal science describing the discovery lake is one point five kilometers deep. And material Bobby is whole water is mixed with, dust finding liquid water suggests there may be places where. Life might exist on what is now a dry barren planet but, just finding, water doesn't prove that life does exist on Mars Champaka report This is NPR from geeky weedy news I mean akin Facebook is settling a lawsuit over how it let's advertisers target ads based on race sex and ability. Sam Harnett reports on how this could impact who sees what on. Facebook, Washington state filed the lawsuit after an investigation by the attorney. General's. Office it found that. Facebook's micro targeted advertising model allows advertisers to do things. Like avoid targeting adds to save black, people or Muslims critics call this digital redlining here's Jeffrey Chester. Of the center for digital democracy this settlement should open. The door for, the Washington state and other interested in Agee's to begin policing the just. The basic business model, of Facebook and Google and. The other internet giants which is all based. Upon discrimination in the first place Facebook denies wrongdoing while the settlement only applies to Washington state Facebook says it, will be making changes to its advertising system nationwide I'm Sam Harnett kqed news Several hunters point homeowners and. San Francisco are suing the landowner and. Developer Len, are five point and Tetra tech the firm accused of falsifying data related to the toxic, cleanup had the former navy shipyard their complaint alleges the company's engaged in fraud and negligence, by failing to warn prospective. Home buyers of, environmental hazards on the site, Linda Parker Pennington move there in two thousand fifteen over the last several months it's been clear that we were duped and that. Corporate greed kind of overtook. The safety of the people who chose to move. Out here based on a dream Eleanor five points spokesman declined to comment a Tetra tech spokesman said the complaint is without merit.
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"Parts for the two girls held inside the demonstration was put together by moms take action for immigrant families san francisco a group formed through their mutual outrage at children being separated from their immigrant parents seema patel brought her two daughters to the demonstration we hold our kids closer every day imagining what so many parents are going through right now the group plans to hold more demonstrations in the future the trump administration has said it will end practice a family separations at the border but will keep its zero tolerance immigration policy i'm michelle wiley news a new state law means big changes for some silicon valley companies cake ud sam harnett explains the legislation allows california residents to have more control over their online personal data it's almost certain your personal online data has either been hacked or sold a third parties you've never heard of now california residents will be able to ask any company from those like google and facebook to healthcare providers what data they collect what's done with that information and they can also ask for it all to be deleted data compliance lawyer michael morgan says there are a lot of questions for companies how will they separate california from the rest of the us how will they prove they've actually deleted your information data is complicated and it resides in a lot of different locations that is no easy thing to delete all of it polls have shown strong support for more control and rights over private information california's new law will go into effect in twenty twenty privacy advocates hope it will compel companies to change the handle user data everywhere i'm sam harnett kqed news us environmental protection agency heads scott pruitt was in san francisco this morning for meetings with local agency staff and state air regulators cake ud's peter jon shuler reports pruitt's unannounced visit comes amid tension with.
Bumble Bee CEO Charged With Fixing Canned Tuna Prices
"San francisco i'm brian watt a federal grand jury in san francisco has indicted the chief executive officer of bumble bee foods on a charge of conspiring to fix the prices of tuna and other package seafood christopher lee chef shefty is the fourth executive of san diego based bumblebee to be charged in the conspiracy the other three pleaded guilty last year also last year the company itself pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to fix prices and was sentenced to pay a twenty five million dollar fine the chef skis lawyer says he is innocent of wrongdoing sutter health officials say a fire suppression system is the cause of an outage it affected the health system's computer network for more than twenty four hours sutter health employee's were unable to use phones and email during the outage it affected twenty four sutter health hospitals dozens of clinics and outpatient centers some patients were rescheduled or sent to other hospitals dean fryer a spokesman for sutter health says there was no fire we've got to look at what happened first of all how did this happen you know what caused this issue and how do we make sure that we prevent this fryer says all systems were back online as of early wednesday in sports the rockets were all systems go last night and beat the warriors won twenty seven to one five the western conference finals are now tied one to one the reds beat the giants at at and t six to three the that series resumes tonight the red sox beat the as six to four oakland travels to toronto to play the blue jays this afternoon the san jose earthquakes and vancouver whitecaps played to a two to draw last night i'm brian watt kqed news.
North Korean state media quiet on Kim Jong Un's overtures to Trump
"Punishment cannot be made harsher because of the walkouts political message the group urges students to check their schools policy unexcused absences camilo dominance ski npr news north korean state media has been silent on its upcoming summits with the us and south korea npr's elise hugh report south korea suspects as because pyongyang is being cautious north korean state media hasn't covered kim germans invitation to meet us president donald trump the tightly controlled state information arms did note a visit to pyongyang by south korean on voice last week during which south korea says kim invited south korean president moon jae in and us president trump for facetoface meetings further the foreign ministry in seoul says it has received no official response from the north about the usnorth korea summit trump last week agreed to a meeting with kim jong in by may the two koreas meanwhile will hold a summit at the interkorean border in april elite few npr news soul at least fifty people are dead after a plane crash in nepal officials say a passenger plane crashed and burst into flames while landing in kathmandu today dozens of people suffered injuries stocks are trading mixed on wall street at this hour the dow is down ninety seven points the nasdaq up thirty four the s p down a fraction this is npr news from kqed news i'm brian watt authorities in napa county have yet to explain why a former army rifleman killed three women and himself after a daylong siege at veterans home last friday they say albert wong slipped into a goingaway party for two employees of the pathway home home on the campus of the yacht bill veterans home let he let some people leave but he kept the three women one of the victim's relatives says wong was recently expelled from the program more coming up on forum a group representing private and religious schools across california is calling on national leaders to act to prevent gun violence the california association of independent schools published a letter in the san francisco chronicle and los angeles times yesterday maybe lazar leads burke lease a cold b lang and serves on the association's board he says educators at private and religious schools around the state have more freedom to speak out on gun safety issues if he gets more complicated com you for public schools because gift grocery chain of command and.
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"To npr news from kqed news good morning i'm brian watt mark farrell has replaced london breed as mayor of san francisco late yesterday the board of supervisors voted to appoint farrell a member of the board as interim mayor until voters select a new permanent mayor in june london breed became acting mayor after the sudden death of mayor ed lee last month last night move was a surprise breed was the first african american woman to lead the city she was replaced by a white male who represent some of san francisco's wealthiest neighborhoods farrell was sworn in as mayor at around nine p m he has to relinquish his seat on the board of supervisors in name his replacement there we'll talk more about this with kqed scott schaefer coming up at six twenty two california us senator dianne feinstein in los angeles area congressman adam schiff are demanding that twitter and facebook investigate reports of new russian activity on their platforms they're concerned about alleged efforts to undermine special counsel robert muller's russia investigation here's kqed's peter jones shooter the socalled release the memo campaign is based on classified papers compiled by republicans attacking the fbi in its handling of the russia investigation feinstein and shift sent a letter to the heads of twitter and facebook calling for an immediate examination into reported actions by russian botts and trolls used to promote the online campaign and how many users were exposed to the campaign as a result of russian efforts twitter and facebook did not respond to requests for comment i'd peter john shuler kqed news you can follow kqed news on facebook and twitter i'm brian watt support this morning comes from.
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"Defence which climatologically occur uh in late summer early fall which would happen right around now um nephews who think the same can be lead also for southern california on go there and accusing sometimes extends a little bit farther or further into two calendar years so pushing october and even december possible great we got another call from bob in mountain view bob looking into kqed hello bought hello high we gotta anti it sounds like it's a woman not bob that you are for now in view and welcome to kqed no i'm from to that's the pool okay well it weather question but yeah on a number of i've been trying to figure out where we could go to help out the sides into cinema county which is very far from us that in the bat in santa rosa and uh um petaluma and it's very hard to get the information because of course there are overloaded and they're they're not answering and is there a place where people can find this information out um you know up to date takeover while i know that we've placed a number of links on kqed news dot work that has a list of places where you can a donating go to so i i don't have the listen from me right now but i know that's a good resource that are folks in the newsroom had been developing okay now we actually do have bob from mountains you on the phone habob welcome to kqed i hi how is hitting them uh throat a piece i i i got one of the math when feed them a bunch of in a box than i'm wondering if that's the appropriate masscre if there's something from home depot there's something you can look for that the type of math that would be you know inexpensive appropriately good on people bought or have a few around it the paper math a use for paint would that be good enough or what actually i who i will answer these questions we knew in quite a bit of reporting on it it's end 95 mask which you can typically find it a lot of hardware stores but it appears there's been a run on them at the hardware stores around here people than trying to order them online but i know at least anecdotally here on kqed that orders been taking much longer the to amazon as well as other places so uh that would be the mass to.
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"And they'll have a little bit more information regarding air quality forecasts from dumb on but i would she can look at it earlier today and they're still even though visibility of gotten better the air is still unhealthy for many individuals that is scott road meteorologist for the national weather service we are opening up the phone lines if you have any questions for him that number is eight six six seven three three six seven eight six and scott i think i heard on the news that there might be some chance of rain some time in the next couple of weeks was that this wishful thinking or or is that when my thought be on the horizon in keane that's a very very much reality actually show oh wow that's good news so i you're just you finish enough to the latest forecast package earlier this afternoon in forecast models are getting a little bit excited about bringing some moisture into the area that would include parts of the north day even parts of the san francisco bay area by uh thursday next week or so maybe friday i mean little bit up in the air with the uh live several different forecast models have we like to turn to so while the tiny news not the same on all of them i confidence boost continuing to increase that will see a little bit of moisture in the area at least we've got a call here from david in redwood city david welcome to kick me oh ho uh i had a question about visa donkey wind patterns and whether or not they are kind of like unique or whether there is something that we see every year are they going to come back next year the same kind of way scott at least on let go ahead oh yes so the offshore wind patterns that we've been seen are actually quite common for this time of year on typically when central and northern california t wildfires such views close to the coast it occurred during these offshore when.
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"In the north bay mountain uh reporting up to forty mile an hour winds that helped push some of these wildfires up into communities and prompted some evacuation saw in parts of know my county now overnight tonight we aren't expecting nearly a strong winds but army concerned focuses from those strong winds from the smart in to the exceptionally dry conditions so relative humidity values have been dropping below twenty percent for many locations in the north bay this afternoon it will she those values drop even to the single digits your some locations of once you get tour keating later this afternoon overnight tonight we're gonna see some rao humidity recovery although it's slow going to mean very dry in the chance of good fire weather conditions are going to remain critical yes we the focusing a lot on the found the wins i i guess humidity is just because it's dry but uh is that it does another text that you guys are keeping an eye on i'll certainly so if you you think it up fire whether it's almost they're streaming variable that we take a look at we take a look at fuels we take a look at relative humidity and we take a look at wind one thing that won't be changing over the next 24 hours is that he will we have lots of dry tools all across california it's chronic logically the dry is time of year where we see those drive fuels um the changes ever gonna she over the next 24 hours would be the win and then the relative humidity so again today where she knows relative humidity values bottom out two very dry conditions on and we're going to see a slow transition in a win as well so this morning we had offshore wind that broad goes ah helped to bring those very dry relative humidity too parts of the north bay um but as we go through this afternoon in the overnight hours those wins aren't going to be a strong in overtime their eventually gonna switch back to onshore which helps you bring a little bit of moisture to the area net scott room meteorologist with the national weather service listening to kqed's special coverage of the fires we are opening up the phone lines if you have any questions please give us a call at.
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"Go forward entering week two of this fire well i we are definitely watching the weather the close uh very closely that's the key here i as soon as this win that are predicted i uh if that it warning expires then we're going to get into a situation where we're going to have a much better opportunity with a weather to continue our parks out again polish be need laugh fight still other outlets fire the tubs fire of both increasing of their containment numbers are much higher than they were putting them into the high forty thinking 45 percent on the outlets fire uh and uh a good in a good amount of progress being made i again it's just that wind is that wind gonna i continue is it going to be strong is it gonna qassem hotspots on the fire that's cal fires daniel berlin thanks so much for joining us thank you listening to kqed special coverage of the fires i'm queenie kim here in studio with ted goldberg kqed's morning editor uh we are opening up the phone lines here if you have a question please call us or tweet us at kqed dot org ted wondering if you have news must is what you've heard there i want to focus a little bit more on napa county we just talked about the death toll increasing because of two more fatalities being discovered in that county earlier this morning the napa county sheriff and i think it was one of the first times i had heard this kind of a number come from napa county uh but basically said that there are now seventy four unaccounted for people in napa county just like cinema county they receive missing reports cases in they have to track down people who are missing the county sheriff there john robertson said that there are received real the two hundred and 24 reports of missing people the located one hundred and forty six so just just to add that data pointed that there are dozens of people from these fires that are missing enough accounting we've still got jeffrey park on the line he's with kyi e x mendocino public radio jeff we've been talking a lot about the loss of life but we know up there in mendocino that at the marijuana industry has been taking quite a big hit he talked about that a little bit yeah i can we don't actually know um a lot of you noted that.
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"You can do that daniel ted goldberg over here kqed news editor um i just wanted to point out when you gave the breakdown of fatalities before you gave it by each county and you said six in napa county we had been reporting that four that there were four two fatalities in that county so it looks like the the the increase in the death toll really came from napa here but i also wanted to ask you right now there are ten th thousand firefighters on the frontlines battling sixteen large wildfires this has been going on for week are you guys bringing even more firefighters or they're even more resources that are coming in not just from you know other states but you know possibly even other countries yeah so well we've brought him that out of fear resources fifteen date i in toll well as far as the carolina uh so those firefighters are en route uh australia is going to fence an assistant uh sense of firefighters here to california as well so even international support we handle again ten thousand firefighters is a lot we are definitely making headway all right now we are not seen on on these fires the same wind that we did only you're in the morning round 2334 uh the early morning hours when the winds were really got fee and a really strong but we want to make sure that we do have plenty of resources because the rent part one is for highfiredanger and windy conditions is has now been extended through tomorrow morning so we to ensure that we can make it through the next now uh uh a little over twelve hours as those winta are expected to potentially continue but again at the right now they're not as strong as they were earlier this morning uh you touch on it a little bit there and i know you gotta go daniel but it before you do i wanted to ask you what are you guys looking out for now as we.
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"That the ferry had our has already gone throw and you i understand that you are going to try to speak to some firefighters were you able to get in contact with any while you're up there yeah so i spoke with a firefighter who on jeff dot here last night on but has been working other firefighters me with i've been or if l um or two weeks now for fourteen days and you know he was trying to keep a very faith at you you can how he really accosted um and you know he's a big curious have flocked caffeine and joking around and keeping in other way now he's been working fourteenday straight uhhuh ted that's certainly not the way that ceasefires are normally wine if i understand it they do 24hour shift and then there offered 24 hours the because these fires are so ext stream they're not following that protocol i've seen images of firefighters that were basically on the front lines for seventy two hours street on these fires you know and and just exhausted i know that some of the local firefighters in napa county i heard the fire chief talking several days ago really didn't have any breaks in that wasn't until that sort of you know huge army that i talked about briefly logo was brought in so yeah i think a lot of these firefighters are going to be sleeping needs to be sleeping i should say uh but you're right they're just have to be exhausted right now you're listening to special coverage of the wildfires from kqed news here in san francisco we just listen to press conference at the snow mccain sony press at the snow kenny fairgrounds and we're opening up the phone lines here we've got kqeds ted goldberg on in the studio and we also have sony hudson who's actually up near the fire line if you have any questions for us or them please give a call eight six six seven three three six seven eight.
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"That we this fires almost entering a week now there's about ten thousand firefighters right now here in the state and yet we are hearing that that's not enough to fight like what some twelve fires are going on right now northern california and there's some that are also happening in southern california what do we know about um of the firefighting efforts so that the resources that have been brought into the state of california in the last week have been massive i know this morning i spoke to cal far officially said that right now on the fire lines there are ten thousand firefighters and these are not just cal fire firefighters there firefighters from the us forest service their people from the california national guard there are hundreds hundreds and hundreds of firefighters from local fire departments all the way down here in the bay area i know a you know sunday night and monday morning local fire departments in san francisco and other places in our region you know here in the central area headed back up there as well so that there is a massive sort of army this year in that doesn't just include firefighters there's a huge private contractor contingency that's involved in supporting the firefighter effort a lot of the bulldozers in heavy equipment operators they are run by uh you know people in the private sector and then you know as kqed his profiled a you know very recently there are hundreds of inmate firefighters they're actually you know pretty close to the to the fire lines digging lines to help firefighters every day we've got kqed sonia hudson on the line right now she's in the oakmont neighborhood on highway 12 and oakmont drive hezonja high queen on i know you're on the fire lines right now what are you seeing smelling tell us what it's like yeah so i'm sitting um on the on the front line pretty much on it very smoking there are lots of helicopter of coming through it dropping water there with one literally right above the car i'm sitting and i um i can see it right now it's just very very e i've been a lot of smoldering um i we've been in areas but.
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"Number one priority putting out these fires but is this like sort of a hint of where this direction of the investigation is going or are we seeing other tentacles are they looking at other things beyond the pga any and uh i'll tell you though this you know pretty early on they came out and they confirmed that lightning did not cause of these fires they have not specifically said that they're not uh arson related but they haven't really give us than any other clues but they did point out earlier in the week i think was on thursday or yesterday that in cinema county alone there are twenty cal fire investigators that it is is a large number of investigators but they've also cautioned we don't know when we're going to come out with a with a cause guy he's still there yes hey yeah so you're waiting for a oppressor wits governor brown and senators comma harrison diane feinstein there are expected to come in right now uh in the next couple of hours to talk to folks are what are you expecting to hear from them well i think first uh i i would expect the governor to down from uh appreciation on the part of the trump administration i think there is a lot of of question in this past year of if a disaster weather an earthquake or a deadly fire like this one uh where to hit california it you know if the trump administration would be uh as you was fifty granting aid to of blue state and i think overwhelmingly we've seen that they are you know i uh yesterday to white house approved at its request for direct aid for residents who have who have suffered losses because of the fire on a day that was expanded to resident thought only of uh nobody napa but also you county great county mendocino you book county so i now he moved going in credit conducting the damage assessment and i think we should also left folk no uh put in a claim and you can go to disaster assistant succo uh but i think the bride administration has been very clear that the white house was quick to approve this is after within a first 24 hours and then also now uh approve it uh direct aid to folks who of who have lost homes and property until you've heard.
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"This is kqed public radio i'm queenie kim and we renew an hour special on the live wildfires that are going on right now we have ted goldberg in the studio here and we also have guy maserati on the line and i wanted to sort of go through some of the headlines it as and use that we've been fine beyond through the who what where when and why 10 on friday night this ep you see we asked ordered i guess the the anti a number of telecommunications firm so basically on thursday the cpu see ordered p genie to save all evidence tied to these wildfires a couple of days earlier cal fire had basically confirmed that they were looking into reports that some down power line excluding transformers may have caused some of the fires in cinema county on sunday night this came after the bay area news group had been able to get dispatch records that showed at around the same time the fires had begun there were a number of reports of down power lines and exploding transformers that fire crews had to be sent out to sow the seeds ceases to pg me you need to save all of of the evidence that you have that might be connected to any of these fires then yesterday they send a very similar letter to about half a dozen telling me telecommunications firms including comcast for rising sprint and others basically saying the same thing that if you had any problems with your infrastructure in the area of the wildfires uh last sunday night you need to save all of that information and i will see this p junee their shares went down yesterday they filed with the sec basically information that said we don't know if we have enough is sort of insurance funds to cover what could possibly be a major amount of lawsuit in damages so that's what we're following on the investigative side so i know where that we're still sort of seeing the.
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"The gulf of mexico having for landfall in the southeastern part of the country sometime late tonight or tomorrow franklin spent much of wednesday soaking mexico as you could them peninsula before heading back out into the gulf heavy rains flooded streets in the city of come pets with much tree and wind damage throughout the area mexican officials say franklin wasn't as bad as they had originally feared but they warn at second impact could be even stronger according to the national weather service franklin wind speed lead is growing and the storm is expected to hit near the port of veracruz a category one hurricane strength forecasters say heavy rains could cause mudslides and mexico's central mountains rain totals could reach fifteen inches in those areas carry con npr news mexico city in one fell swoop new york city courts today throughout more than sick eight hundred and 40000 arrest warrants most of which involve ticketing for minor offenses many committed years ago prosecutors had requested the move is part of an effort to clear a backlog in the city's court system or gums houses the act in brooklyn dna we need off police officers to be on patrol and not to be pulled off for train because the can contact with someone who had a minor summons worn from ten fifteen twenty years ago the move to dismiss the warrants also approved by new york city mayor bill de blasio is part of a broader effort to come up with a workable approach the low level of fences overshot marman dave michael mcmahon disagreed with a blanket nature of the program productivity is a key measure watch by economists since is closely linked to pay the labor department says after anemic rise in the first quarter to worship sign of life in the latest quarterly number it with a dream quarter productivity rose at an annual rate of nine tenths of one percent on wall street today stocks lost ground the dow jones industrial average closed down thirty six points you're listening to and pr from kqed news i'm mina kim a.
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"The interrogation of detention of terror suspects nominee christopher ray replying to questions during his confirmation hearings about his role in socalled torture memos detailing use of what have been labelled enhanced interrogation tactics including waterboarding my view is that torture is wrong it's unacceptable it's illegal and i think it's enough frail support back or any suggestion about where his loyalties lie saying it was not asked by the administration to take any loyalty oath even as the economy continues to expand much of the country during the may through june period wage and price growth for the moment peers to be expanding the slower pace that's according to the fed's latest beige book report on wall street the dow is up one hundred and 23 points this is npr from kqed news i'm tara seiler president donald trump is facing a lawsuit from a group that claims he has illegally blocking american citizens from seeing or engaging with his tweets queen quina kim senior editor of kqed silicon valley desk explains one of president trump's favorite ways to communicate is key twitter but the president has blocked some from seeing his tweet and engaging with him on the social media platform there's even a hashtag for it blocked by trump the night first amendment institute at columbia university claims that violates free speech protections and they are suing the lawsuit was filed in the southern district of new york and claims that the president's twitter account he's a public forum and that by blocking citizens he's denying their access to government information and impeding their rights to participate in a public forum the white house couldn't be reached for comment at the time of this report i'm quina kim kqed news bart's gordon directors is taking a field trip tomorrow and you're invited as kqed's dan recci reports the board will meet in downtown san francisco to get a first hand look at conditions one of the system's busiest stations park directors will convene their regular board meeting at 930 thursday morning at the haliti plaza entrance to the powell street station transit agency staff will conduct a tour highlighting changes and improvements bart and san francisco muny are making to the shared facility the session will discuss challenges posed by heavy traffic at the station as well as its use as a haven by many homeless people both meeting and tour are open to members of the public.