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Hurricane Sally Unleashes Flooding With Hundreds Rescued
"Hurricane Sally. Flooding with hundreds rescued by J Reeves Angie weighing and Jeff. Martin Pensacola Florida Hurricane, Sally Lumbered Ashore near the Florida Alabama line Wednesday with one hundred five mile per hour winds and rain measured in feet not inches killing at least one person swamping homes and forcing the rescue of hundreds as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the deep south. The death happened in Orange Beach Alabama according to Mayor Tony Kennon who also told the Associated Press that one person was missing Kenan said he couldn't immediately released details. Moving just three miles per hour or about as fast as a person can walk the storm made landfall at four, forty five am close to Gulf shores Alabama about thirty miles. From. Pensacola. Florida an accelerated to a light jog as it battered the Pensacola and Mobile Alabama metropolitan areas encompassing nearly one million people. Sally cast boats onto land or sank them at the dock. Flatten Palm trees peeled away roofs blue down signs and knocked out power to more than five, hundred, forty, thousand homes and businesses. A replica of Christopher Columbus's ship. The Nina that had been docked at the Pensacola waterfront was missing police said. He tore loose a barge mounted construction crane, which then smashed into the new three mile bridge over Pensacola Bay causing a section of the year old span to collapse authority said, the storm also ripped away a large section of a fishing pier at albums. Gulf state park. On the very day a ribbon cutting had been scheduled following a two point four million dollar renovation. By the afternoon authorities and Escambia County, which includes Pensacola said at least three, hundred, seventy seven people had been rescued from flooded areas more than forty people trapped by high water were brought to safety within a single, our including a family of four found in a tree sheriff David Morgan said. Authorities in Pensacola said, two hundred National Guard members would arrive Thursday to help curfews were announced in Escambia County and in some coastal Alabama towns sally turned some Pensacola streets into whitecapped rivers, early Wednesday, sodden debris, and flooded. Cars were left behind as the water receded by early afternoon Sally had weakened into a tropical storm. It's maximum sustained winds fell by Wednesday night to forty five miles per hour and the National Weather Service said, heavy rains were spreading to the north and east into eastern Alabama and western Georgia. At least eight waterways in South Alabama and the Florida panhandle were expected to hit their major flood levels by Thursday. Some of the crests could break records, submerge bridges, and flood some homes the National Weather Service warned. Morgan the Escambia County Sheriff estimated thousands would need to flee rising waters in the coming days. ESCAMBIA officials urged residents to rely on text messages for contacting family and friends to keep cellphone service open for nine one one calls. There are entire communities that we're going to have to evacuate the sheriff said it's going to be a tremendous operation of the next several days. West of Pensacola and purdue key Florida. Joe. Miracle arrived at his real estate business defined the two story building shattered. Declining through the ruins Mirabeau pointed out a binder labeled. Hurricane. Action Plan. I think the professionals got this one. Wrong. He said before the wind blew away his hat. More than two feet of rain was recorded near Naval Air Station Pensacola and nearly three feet of water covered streets in downtown. Pensacola, the National Weather Service reported. It's not common that you start measuring rainfall in feet said forecaster David ever soul. Sally was the second hurricane to hit the Gulf coast in less than three weeks and the latest to blow in during one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever. Forecasters have nearly run through the alphabet of storm names with two and a half months. Still to go at the start of the week Sally was one of a record tying five storms turning simultaneously in the Atlantic Basin. Like the wildfires raging on the west coast the onslaught of hurricanes has focused attention on climate change which scientists say is causing slower rate here more powerful and more destructive storms. An emergency crew rescued two people on Doffing Island Alabama after the hurricane ripped the roof off their home and the rest of the House began to Crumble Mayor Jeff Collier said, no one was injured. In Orange Beach Alabama. The wind blew out the walls in one corner of a condominium building exposing at least five floors at least fifty people were rescued from flooded homes and taken to shelters mayor. Tony. Kennon said. We few people that we just haven't been able to get to because the water is so high Kenan said, but they are safe in their homes. As soon as the water recedes, we will rescue them. Sally's crawl. made it hard to predict where it would strike just two days before landfall the storm was forecast to hit New Orleans. One hundred, forty miles west of where it came ashore. So Robert Lamm Brisky, and his husband were caught somewhat off guard when the hurricane shook their door before daybreak and forced rainwater inside their home and Sanders beach near Pensacola. We had some warning, but this was just such a strange storm Lambruschini said. So all of this preparing that you do when you know the storm is coming was something we only have dead because we were convinced the storm wasn't going to hit us. Sally's effects were felt all along the northern Gulf coast affecting low lying properties, Mississippi, and southeastern Louisiana. Hurricane Laura pummeled. Southwestern. Louisiana. On August twenty seventh thousands of people were still without power from that storm and some were still in shelters. Meanwhile far out in the Atlantic Teddy, became a hurricane Wednesday with winds of one hundred miles per hour. Forecasters said it could reach category four strength before closing in on Bermuda which took a direct hit from Hurricane Paulette only days ago.
NPR News: 09-18-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm child Snyder Democratic presidential candidate Joe. Biden. Is calling on president trump to step down over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. We have to be honest with the American people they're tough. They know as Franklin Roosevelt said, things get worse and worse before they get better and better but you got to level the American people shoot from the shoulder. There's never. been a time they've not been able to step up this president should step down speaking there last night at a socially distant CNN drive in town hall outside his hometown of Scranton Pennsylvania buying called the president's downplaying the pandemic close to criminal president trump meanwhile arrived back at the White House overnight after holding campaign rally in Wisconsin. They very big Hello Wisconsin we've been very good together. Thrilled to be with thousands of loyal hardworking American Patriots prison trump greeting supporters at the Moscow airport where he suggested that he'd been watching Biden's townhall. He mocked the event for keeping attendees apart in their cars both Biden and trump are scheduled to be Minnesota today. The first day of early voting in that state parts of the Gulf coast have begun cleaning up following hurricane sally NPR's Debbie Elliott reports hundreds of thousands of customers remained without power as crews. Work to help the region, recover rescuers used boats and high water vehicles to reach people stranded by floodwaters in some of the hardest hit neighborhoods along the Alabama coast and around Pensacola Florida in Orange Beach Alabama the devastation is widespread trees and power lines are down homes and businesses are flooded. The power is out and some roads are still underwater sally. What has been the worst direct hit that we've had orange beach city councilman, Jerry Johnson the flooding is Is Catastrophic residents say they were caught off guard by Hurricane Sally's strength as it gained power just before landfall Debbie Elliott NPR News Orange Beach Alabama military has confirmed him pr that it top military policeman inquired about the possibility of deploying a military heat ray against protestors does hours before federal police officers cleared a crowded partner in the white. House was smoke and tear gas in June. NPR's Templeton reports. A military spokesperson told NPR in a written statement that. A staffer for the top military policeman in DC sent an email to the national guard asking if it had access to two pieces of military equipment, a long range acoustic device called an Elrod and the active denial system or ideas which is known as a heat ray. It's called that because it uses millimeter wave technology to give the sensation of heat on the skin of people at targets with its invisible ray Dina, temple reston, and Pr News. This is NPR. Former aide vice president pence who helped organize the white. House Corona virus. Task Force Is Urging voters to choose Democrat Joe Biden, and a new video released by the group Republican voters against trump. Olivia Troy is sharply critical. The president's handling of the virus saying he's more concerned about getting reelected. The President says he's never met troy in the white. House has released a letter troy wrote upon her departure praising her task force colleagues the head of. The UN's World Food Program known as the WFP is willing to billionaires around the globe to contribute funding to help save the lives of millions of people at risk of dying of starvation Linda. CELO reports the agency's director David. Beasley made his remarks during a virtual UN Security Council meeting David Beasley says his food agency needs four point nine, billion dollars this year to. Prevent thirty million people dying and is urging the world's two thousand billionaires whose combined that worth totals about a trillion dollars to step up to help those who have the least the world needs you now Beasley said it's time to quote do the right thing he noted he's not opposed to people making money, but says, humanity is facing the greatest crisis a lifetime he. warned without resources, a wave of hunger and famine still threatens to sweep across the globe for NPR news amount of pseudo in new. York. The whose novel Forrest Gump was made into an Oscar winning movie has died Winston Groom was seventy seven. A cause of death is not known the mayor of Fair Hope Alabama where he'd been living announced his death on social media. I'm Jay Snyder NPR news.
E15: Should I print my boarding pass?
"Hey travelers, it's Christoph trap back with episode. Fifteen of the travel reviews that online podcast. Thanks for joining me still no travel currently going on in my life the coronavirus pandemic certainly has a grip. On activity, we were going to drive around Lake Michigan. I talked about that in a previous episode, Chicago now has quarantine order fourteen days for Iowans. so certainly we will only gonNA. Stay there for about. Thirty six hours roughly and DAD's not. Something we would want to stay there for two weeks and then drive home, so we cancelled. The whole thing was booked on Mariette miles myriad points and American airline miles. anyways, so not a big deal. Everything was refunded or is being refunded but today. I want to talk about boarding passes so boarding passes are an interesting topic, and they certainly have a voice over. Over time you know you have to used to get mail to you. I. Remember when when when you actually I think it was actually at ten, and then you had to check in You had your paperwork you had to take with you. but I do remember getting things in the mail. That's probably dating myself a little bit here. And then you just. You know you could just print them. And at some point you had, you could print them from your computer. And then at some point you had the passes on your phone, and so I was reminded of this topic, because in twenty seventeen I believe. We took a family trip to Orange Beach Alabama, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful area there on the Gulf, of Mexico highly recommended really beautiful and relatively cheap. I don't remember it being too expensive. I think we paid thirty five bucks for a set of chairs. And an umbrella per day to sit at the beach, and I. Don't remember if it was cheaper if you did the whole week I, think we just rented them day by day, but that's all we did. We drove down to the beach. got set. And then the kids would play, and the adults would hang out. It was really wonderful. Wonderful wonderful can't wait to get back on a plane to. Experience trips like that again so then when you are getting on a plane, what is the right thing to do when it comes to boarding passes? Should you print them? Should you put them on your phone the mobile version? What's the easiest way to do it and here's what I've done up to this point. Usually I check in. On the mobile APP at right at the twenty four hour mark I. Don't know why it just you get the notification you would. And you're done with it. What's interesting by the way? Is some European airlines. Let you check in like weeks in advance so for example. When I had to when I was so I was supposed to go to Europe in May in ahead of flight on Berea. Duesseldorf Germany Madrid Spain. And I checked in for that flight weeks ago and then I just added the mobile boarding pass to my wallet. And it was there weeks weeks before the flight so I. Don't know why there's such a difference in the US but in. At least for Iberia. That's doable I. Don't remember if that was doable with my British, Airways flight or not, but anyway. Anyway at the end of the day you have to check in. You have to have your boarding. Pass one way or another, and there's two ways really or three ways to do that one is you print out? which then of course leads to twelve pages of printed boarding passes when you are when you were traveling with a family of four? And if you're you know you have a lot of legs and remember how many lakes that was, but if that's four people. that's like three pages so I guess. Maybe we had two hops. You know doesn't need to be that many if you know if you're flying Chicago La. That's four pages, but still. Anyway the other option is you Adam as Mobile boarding passes into your wallet and phone. That's seems to work most of the time. I do remember and I I. Don't know if I've seen this recently, but at the at the. Latest or the farthest away I guess. Probably Twenty Fourteen Twenty fifteen I see mobile passes. That weren't working. People had to go back to the counter, or they had to go to the counter to check in or print one and so I I'm trying to remember if I remember any more recent examples and if you think about it. That's five years ago. Now but those incidents. Do. Prompted! Have prompted me to actually. Print my boarding pass. Maybe I don't need to do that anymore. Because it's been five years and I don't know if I've ever noticed any other issues since then. But. That's why I always print my boarding pass and always take it on paper. Just so I have it. In case, something doesn't work with the technology. the Apple. Apple Wallet iphone Wallet. Mobile Boarding Pass works well as well before right around the time you have to board, it gives you a notification, and you can open it from your locked screen. Even you just tap it so that's very very helpful. The other option I'm not even sure American offers. This I know united does they send you a mobile? Boarding Pass. That's just like website. Basically I haven't used that in a long time, but that is an option. A traveling with a family depending how old your kids are! The there are some advantages to actually painting them. Because here's the example. So I got A. Six year old and a twelve year old twelve year old has her own. iphone six year old has an old iphone from me like iphone six. S. But it's not has doesn't have any data. She only uses it at home so for points purposes. She doesn't really have an iphone right that she uses. We all use our phones. And so that means she can't easily use the mobile boarding. Pass because it doesn't feel like she's using it right because that would put it on my phone. And then I have to scan it, and then I would have to hand her my phone. And then she has to put it on there, so it's not the same experience as me. Printing the boarding passes and everybody has their own boarding pass in hand, and they get to scan it now. I could care less obviously I if I get to skate boarding pass, but for the children that don't travel one hundred fifty thousand miles a year. It is indeed a fun experience, so if you're traveling. With kids and the kids care. and usually that I would I would say that's probably you know anything below h ten for sure and then. It's. It's crapshoot anything over h ten thinking Ha Hashtag dead life, but undertake h ten. Definitely think the kids would would would care. I mean thinking about it this way when you get into. An hotel with your kids I mean everybody wants to push the button. It's the same thing right. I mean at the end of the day. The main difference who pushes the button, but they liked doing it. They It's part of experience so. If you're traveling with family might be worthwhile depend. The boarding passes just because. The kids would enjoy it and I can see why there is something to that. From a technology point, I haven't had many issues as they with the mobile boarding passes networking, so I might. When I get back on the road I might move to that model completely to just have the mobile. Mobile Pass. The other thing to think about and I don't know what the TSA does. Now is when you have the paper. Right you hold you put the paper on top of the scanner, and then you just take it back off. You do the same with your phone, so you put your phone on top of the. Scanner, which. Who knows how many other people have done You know in the height of travel you last year twenty nineteen. Like two point, one million people get scanned by the TSA everyday. I knew that I know that number has fallen with covid. Last I saw it had come back up. But. There's a lot of phones that are being put on those scanners, so TSA is wiping that down or not and of course you'll only know. Right before you have to put your phone on there right so then you'll see, but I I guess as a backup. You could have some antibacterial wipes in your bag. Which I always have with me anyways I'll tell you a funny story about that, and then you can wipe your phone after you put it on there and pick it back up through security. I actually I order antibacterial wipes in bulk and I've done that for for many years. Even pre cove. It as previously blog about. I wipe down my seat and I've done that for a long time. usually people say something to you when you used to. That was funny, I was flying from O'hare. I believe to London Heathrow. There was family next to me and I'm wiping down my seed, and this kid next to me so kits flying business class. Good for him My kids have done that, too. I don't think I've ever done that when I was a kid unfortunately, but so the kids looking at me, wiping down seed, and then I paint over my head, or whatever tilled over my head, and and there's mom and mom looks the boy and goes see you're not the only one wiping down your seat, so she told him to clean his seat, and I was cleaning my seed so interesting and then one day my wife actually texted me and said we had lake four thousand wipes in the mail. I'm like yeah, cheers! Is that a mistake? I'm like? Oh. So the special offer in I bought a bunch of boxes so We're still working through them. even now with covert of course wipes. antibacterial wipes kind of a hot commodity. So. We're still using them, but I always take them when I travel I use them. Everywhere on the plane. You know I wipe down my immediate area where I sit in the hotel. I wipe down the TV remote. If I'm planning on watching TV, I wiped on other things that might touch that are you know common touchable areas? But, so you know I do that anyways, but printing the boarding pass traveling with younger children ten 10-rounder, definitely something worth considering. And You know other than that. If you're traveling by yourself, you don't care mobile. Boarding passes probably just fine so I'm Christoph Trap? If you have any thoughts, questions, comments judgments any ideas for topics. If you want to submit a story I know I have people reach out saying hey, if I accept stories from their trip, happy happy to happy to See Trap Edgy Mail Dot com drop me a text. if you like the phone number is listed on C.. Trapped Dot online forward slash contact. hope you hear from your thanks for listening. Safe travels stay healthy and Santosh I.
NPR News: 09-15-2020 8AM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Barbara Klein several northern Gulf coast states have declared a state of emergency as hurricane sally slowly and steadily heads to the region with eighty five mile an hour winds low lying areas are evacuated. Shelters are open and the national guard is standing ready NPR's Debbie. Elliott is in Orange Beach Alabama where there's more concern about water than wind water is the biggest issue up to nine feet of storm surge expected. That's essentially a wall of water that can move on shore with a destructive force. Also, FLASH FLOODING IS GOING TO BE. A real problem here because sally is moving so slowly. So it's just soaking the Gulf coast. It's Been Dumping Rain Florida for days now and forecasters say some areas could get up to two feet of rain. That is a very significant flood risk even well inland. The National Hurricane Center says, Sally will move near the coast of southeast Louisiana later today and make landfall in the hurricane warning area tonight or tomorrow morning and flooding could reach historic levels. Forecasters say even areas that aren't directly hit by the center of the storm will be hit by storm surge. Democratic presidential nominee. Joe. Biden heads to Florida today. NPR's Scott detro- reports. Polls are showing an increasingly tight race in the Sunshine State Florida is back in its usual presidential campaign position. It's twenty nine electoral votes could play a key role in the outcome especially if former vice president Joe Biden defeats president. Donald trump there. It's also an increasingly close race in Florida with surveys showing. Trump gaining ground on biden. That's partially because trump appears to be doing better with Latino voters than he did in two thousand sixteen in Delaware Monday. Biden said he's going to quote work like the devil to make sure I turn every Latino and Hispanic Vote Biden will campaign in Tampa and outside Orlando trump was in the state last week Scott detro- NPR news Israel is signing agreements. To establish formal ties with to Arab countries at the white. House today as NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem. The content of the agreements is being kept private until after the ceremony the United Arab Emirates is signing a peace agreement with Israel while Bahrain assigning shorter peace declaration Bahrain only announced its deal days ago a US official says, the details haven't been worked out neither of the. Statements will be published until after their signed Israeli officials told reporters. That's because the wording is sensitive. It's unclear if the text will include any commitments regarding Palestinian demands for statehood the White House says facemasks won't be required at the outdoor ceremony though the visiting Israeli delegation has been maintaining strict covid protocols because Israel is facing a renewed outbreak Daniel Estrin NPR news Jerusalem this is NPR. The mayor of Kenosha Wisconsin says, he's working with local clergy and the Justice Department to address systemic racism and improve relations between police and the community. Chuck. Hornbach of member station W. W. M. reports the collaboration comes after police shot and severely wounded black man last month in the unrest following the shooting. Of Jacob. Blake prosecutors allege a white teenager with an assault rifle killed two black lives matter protesters and wounded a third numerous businesses were burned mayor John Anti Arabian urged. Readers to help unify the city at listening sessions starting next. Sunday. If we are not listening to what the people have to say, we are doomed to fail and Iranian says a Justice Department community relations specialist is helping set up the sessions and will lead them a few black pastors stood with the mayor at his news conference but other black community activists told the mayor afterwards that he needs to reach out to them to for NPR news I'm Chuck Krumbach in Kenosha Wisconsin. Immigrant advocates say they'll seek a new ruling after a federal appeals court panel yesterday cleared the way for the trump administration to end humanitarian protections for more than four hundred, thousand immigrants. In the US the decision means some immigrants who've lived in the US for decades and have us born children could be deported next year lawyers for the immigrants say they'll ask the full court to rule. I'm. Barbara Klein NPR news.
Hurricane Sally Threatens 105 MPH Winds and 30 Inches of Rain as It Nears Coast
"Brought to you by lucky charms magical mission enjoy a new addition to family time with the leprechauns interactive adventure where you'll be jumping running and singing to restore magic in the eight charm lands available on your smart speaker just say open lucky charms, magical mission or search for it wherever you listen to podcasts. Hurricane Sally threatens one hundred five mile per hour winds and thirty inches of rain as it nears coast. By J, Reeves Andrew Wang and Jeff Martin for the Associated Press in Pensacola Florida. A newly strengthened Hurricane Sally pummeled the Florida Panhandle and South Alabama with sideways rained beach covering storm surges, strong winds and power outages. Early Wednesday moving toward sure an agonizingly slow pace that promised drawn out drenching and possible record floods. Some one, hundred, fifty, thousand homes and businesses had lost electricity by early Wednesday according to the power outage dot US site. A curfew was called in the coastal Alabama city of Gulf shores due to life threatening conditions in the panhandle chief sheriff's deputy chips Simmons vowed to keep deputies out with residents as long as physically possible the county includes. Pensacola one of the largest cities on the Gulf coast, the sheriff's office will be there until we can no longer safely be out there and then and only then will we pull our deputies in? Simmons. Said at a storm briefing late Tuesday this for a storm that during the weekend appear to be headed for New Orleans obviously this shows what we've known for a long time with storms they are unpredictable and Circolo Mayor Grover Robinson. The fourth said Sally rapidly strengthened as it approached land quickly rising into a category two storm packing one, hundred, five mile per hour winds in. South southeast of Mobile Alabama, and moving north northeast at two miles per hour landfall was expected on the northern Gulf coast early Wednesday a National Hurricane Center forecast map showed a possible landfall between Alabama's Mobile Bay and the Panhandle Sally was a rare storm that could make history said Ed Rappaport Deputy Director of the National Hurricane. Center. Sally has a characteristic that is often seen, and that's a slow forward speed and that's going to exacerbate the flooding rappaport told the Associated Press. He likened the storms slow progression to that of Hurricane Harvey, which Wont Houston in two thousand, seventeen up to thirty inches of rain could fall in some spots and quote that would be record setting in some locations. Rappaport said in an interview Tuesday night. Although the hurricane had the Alabama and Florida coasts in its sights Wednesday. Its Effects were felt all along the northern Gulf coast low-lying properties in southeast Louisiana were swamped by the surge water covered Mississippi beaches, and parts of the highway that runs parallel to them to large casino bones broke loose from dock where there were undergoing construction work in Alabama. In Orange Beach Alabama Chris Parks a resident of Nashua new. Hampshire spent the night monitoring the storm and taking care of his child as strong winds battered his family's hotel room. The family was visiting the state before their return flight back to New Hampshire was canceled. Now they're stuck in Alabama Friday I'm just glad we're together park said the wind is crazy. You can hear solid heavy objects blowing through the air and hitting the building Mississippi Governor Tate. Reeves urged people in the southern part of his stay to prepare for the potential of flash flooding as sallies out of bounds reached the Gulf coast, the manager of an alligator ranch in Moss Point Mississippi was hoping he wouldn't have to live a repeat of what happened at the gator farm in two thousand and five. That's went about two hundred fifty alligators escaped their enclosures during Hurricane Katrina storm surge Gulf coast gator ranch in tour manager, Tim Parker says. Sally has been stressful storm because forecasters were predicting a storm surge of as much as nine feet in the area, but he's felt some relief after seeing the surge predictions had gone down after dumping rain on the coast Wednesday. Sally was forecast to bring heavy downpours to parts of Mississippi, Alabama Georgia and the Carolinas later in the week, Sally's power was an irresistible draw for some in its path with heavy rains pelting a beach in Florida and the. Wind whipped surf pounding a steady stream of people walked down the wooden boardwalk at a park for a look at the scene Tuesday afternoon Rebecca Stud stale who lives inland was wary of staying too long noting that police closed bridges wants the wind and water get too high with Hurricane Sally expected to dump rain for days. The problem could be worse than normal. She said just hunkering down would probably be the best thing for folks out here she said. Wang reported from Mobile Alabama and Martin. Marietta Georgia Associated Press reporters. Russ buying him in Savannah. Georgia Sophia Tull in Atlanta. Tomorrow Lush in Saint. Petersburg. Florida Rebecca Santana in New Orleans Emily Wagner Pettus in Jackson Mississippi and Kim Chandler in Montgomery Alabama contributed to this report.
NPR News: 07-15-2020 12AM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Shay Stevens the nation's top infectious disease. Expert is warning young people that the corona virus pandemic is from. And that they are not immune. The warning comes amid a surge of do infections across the US as NPR's Windsor Johnston reports speaking at a virtual event hosted by Georgetown University Dr Ci once again issued a stern warning to young people, even if you get infected and have no symptoms at all and never get sick you inadvertently propagating the pandemic, you are part of the problem and not the solution how she says doctors end infectious disease, specialists or seeing more and. And more complications from the coronavirus in young people, he also says that he's never seen a single virus with such a wide range of symptoms, the World Health Organization estimates that sixteen percent of those infected are ACM dramatic and can transmit the virus Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington ousted US attorney general. Jeff sessions has made his last political stand by trying to win back his former US Senate seat from Alabama, but NPR's Debbie. Elliott reports that sessions fell short in A. A Republican runoff against a political newcomer who was backed by President trump unofficial results show Tommy Tiber, vel the one time football coach at Auburn University handily defeated Jeff sessions in a gop runoff that had been postponed from March, because of the corona virus sessions held the Alabama. Senate seat for twenty years before joining the trump administration as attorney general, his campaign was unable to overcome a barrage of attacks from the president still angry that sessions recused himself from the special. Special Counsels Russia investigation tubby advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones in the fall and a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat. Debbie, Elliott, NPR news, Orange Beach Alabama meanwhile. The AP is projecting President Trump's former physician. Ronnie Jackson Win the GOP nomination for a congressional seat in Texas and former GOP Congressman Pete sessions who lost his? Dallas after twenty years, is projected to win a runoff in a different district in Waco. President trump has signed a bill and executive order targeting Chinese Party officials and Hong Kong police units that have cracked down on protesters. The action comes in response to a national security law that mainland. China imposed on the people of Hong Kong. Their freedom's been taken away. Their rights have been taken away with it goes Hong Kong in my opinion, because it will no longer be able to compete with free markets. A lot of people will be leaving Hong Kong suspect. and. We're going to do a lot more business because of it because we just lost one competitor, trump has long accused China of unfair trade practices and theft of US trade secrets. This is NPR news. Joe Biden is appealing to progressive spy. Rejecting the notion that democratic plans to invest in clean energy will hurt US jobs. The presumptive Democratic nominee has released a two trillion dollar proposal that's aimed at combating climate change while also boosting the economy by overhauling the US energy. Sector Biden's plan includes stopping all climate damaging emissions from power plants. President Emmanuel Macron says every one in France will be required to wear masks in public spaces during the coronavirus pandemic NPR's Eleanor Beardsley has more a macron's remarks. Tuesday as his nation observed major national holiday. In the morning, mccomb presided over a scaled-back best deal day ceremony, honoring military and healthcare workers who battled the corona virus after a two months lockdown. France has reopened its economy. The interviewer asked the president if the country would be ready if there is a second wave, we hopefully. Yes! We're ready, said my call. We have all the right provision. Ventilators, masks and tests, and in the quantities we'd need, but my call said avoiding second wave depends on us on our coordination and discipline. More than thirty thousand people have died from covid. Nineteen in France small clusters are emerging in some places as the country has opened up eleanor beardsley NPR. News Paris on Asian stock market shares are mixed in pre market trading US futures are higher wall. Street stocks closed higher on Tuesday. The Dow rose five hundred fifty six points I'm Shay. Stevens. This is NPR news.
NPR News: 06-07-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Janine. HERBST president trump says he's ordered National Guard troops to start withdrawing from Washington where the protests over the killing. Of George, Floyd have been peaceful. In recent days NPR's Greg reports more than five thousand guardsmen have been in the city for the past week. President Trump tweeted that it was time for the National Guard to pull out quote now that everything is under perfect control in a briefing with reporters Army Secretary Ryan. McCarthy said Guardsmen from eleven states who came to assist the DC. National Guard will be returning home. Over the next couple of days in addition McCarthy expressed relief that active duty troops who were brought to basis just outside, Washington were not needed, we came right up to the edge of bringing acting here we did. He estimated that more than forty five thousand people took part in protests Saturday with more demonstrations expected in the coming days Gregory NPR, news Washington. In Boston, dozens of faith leaders gathered for a memorial service to honor the lives of George Floyd GonNa. Taylor Ahmad Berry from member station W. G. B. H.. Raya Winter Smith has more. The Reverend Mariann Mohamed told an online audience that thousands have gathered in peace and unrest. The violence is not helpful. She said, but the anger is righteous anytime. Humans take the mice of a number humans, because they look suspicious or because of a questionable warn or even over twenty dollars. God's heart. Is Broken and so should be all of ours. Faith leader said Sunday. They'd like to see changes in state voting and policing policies starting with a civilian review board and Sunday voting for NPR news I'm Sarah Inter, Smith and Boston. President, trump approved a disaster declaration for Louisiana just ahead of tropical storm Christo balls landfall, which happened this evening NPR's Debbie Elliott reports. The storm is affecting a two hundred mile stretch of the US Gulf coast from Louisiana to Florida. Coastal communities in four states are getting high winds, heavy rain, storm surge, and the threat of tornadoes as tropical storm Cristobal moves ashore the National Hurricane Center says it made landfall in southeast Louisiana just east of Grand. Grand Isle. With maximum sustained winds of fifty miles an hour, forecasters say the flood risk will remain into Monday as the system could dump up to a foot of rain in some places, roads and highways on the Mississippi Gulf coast or underwater and officials in Florida closed a section of I ten because of high water, the storm knocked out power to thousands of customers and spawned several tornadoes in Florida. Debbie Elliott, NPR News Orange Beach Alabama. And you're listening to NPR news. China's pushing back against accusations that it delayed sharing crucial scientific information about the corona virus in January today, releasing a report claiming it sprang into action immediately. Emily Chang has more the government report. Clean China released authoritative detailed information as early as possible over the weekend head of China's national health. Commission justified the week long delay in sharing the virus genome. He said the virus was so new that there are many unknowns China to verify before it could publicize any information. NPR's emily, Fang reporting the border patrol built about two hundred miles of new border wall along the Mexican boundary, but it hasn't figured out how to keep people from breaching it from member station. K. J. Z. Z. IN PHOENIX. Michelle. Go has more. The trump administration hasn't been able to stop people from destroying the new walls in San Diego. When the administration hired contractors to build new prototypes, soldiers were able to cut through them. Then smugglers began to do so. Get asked contractors for new ideas to quote leapfrog current technology to improve on what's already going up Vicki Gal. Becca is what the southern border communities coalition which has criticized the administration's wall projects that part of leap frogging technology reads like a bad science fiction novel. The US government has built about one hundred and eighty two miles in wants to complete four hundred and fifty miles by the end of the year for NPR news. I'm Mitchell Mariscal. Asia markets trading higher at this hour. The Asia Dow up about a half percent I'm Janine herbst NPR news.
NPR News: 09-14-2020 11AM ET
"Live, from NPR news in Washington I'm Windsor. Johnston. President trump will travel to northern California today as more than two dozen major wildfires continue to burn across the state NPR's amy held reports. The president will attend a briefing in Sacramento County President. Trump. is expected to gather with local and federal fire and emergency officials in McClellan Park where the nearby August complex has now been declared the biggest in California history it's burning about one hundred miles north largely on federal land. Go trump has blamed the state's forest management for recurrent blazes. Experts point to climate change for extending and intensifying the fire season. NPR's held reporting tropical storms sally is gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico as it makes its way toward the US mainland. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the storm is expected to become a major hurricane. By the time it makes landfall. Tomorrow officials are warning residents from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle to rush preparations Dave Roberts with the National Hurricane Center says, the biggest threat from sally will be a life threatening storm surge the highest near the Louisiana Mississippi State. Line. Of Seven feet up to possibly eleven foot, and that's within the storm surge warning area further toward the east are still looking at five to eight all the way up to the Mississippi Alabama border and southeast Louisiana. Evacuations are underway on barrier islands and for areas outside of the LEVEE system that protects New Orleans Debbie Elliott NPR News Orange Beach Alabama the national. Hurricane. Center says it's also tracking Tropical Storm Vicky the twentieth named storm of the season. A foul smelling gas detected in the clouds of Venus's puzzling planetary scientists who wonder if it could be a sign of life NPR's Nell, Greenfieldboyce has more. The gas is called phosphene here on earth it's produced by microbes that survive without oxygen and now two different telescopes at two different times have found. It's chemical signature in the clouds of Venus while the surface of Venus is a furnace where temperatures exceed eight hundred degrees. Fahrenheit conditions are milder up in the clouds although those clouds. Contain. Highly concentrated, sulfuric acid and almost no water in the journal. Nature Astronomy the researchers say they've racks their brains trying to think of a non living process that would put the gas there and are at a loss. The startling find will surely add to calls to send a probe to Venus, which remains largely mysterious despite being Earth's closest planetary neighbor Nell Greenfieldboyce NPR news stocks are trading higher on Wall Street. The Dow was up three, hundred, thirty, five points. This is NPR news. India has reopened its parliament after more than five months lawmakers are returning to New Delhi as the country continues to report a record number of new corona virus infections. India has surpassed Brazil for the world's second largest caseload of covid nineteen. Four men have been arrested in Zimbabwe charged with trying to smuggle more than two dozen apes from. The Republic of Congo to south. Africa. Ish mathon equal reports DRC is one of the few countries where endangered great apes are still found the man to Congolese Malawian, end Zambian accused of using fake documentation to enter end travel across Zambia, before being arrested at a border crossing into Zimbabwe Zimbabwe. National Party spokesperson to Nassir row says the primates are now in quarantine we are now in touch with the authorities in Zambia Inter, Indira's so that we can deposit them to. For now headed, the apes will most likely destined for countries outside Africa where they are in demand as exotic pets for NPR news I M is. Inanity Japan's ruling party has picked a leader to replace Prime Minister Shinzo Ave yo Shahida. Suge one today's internal vote to succeed Ave who announced in August that he would step down due to health problems suge is expected to easily win a parliamentary vote on Wednesday. On Wall Street the Dow up three, hundred, forty, nine points. This is NPR news.
NPR News: 04-20-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and some of the nation's governors remain at loggerheads on the matter of the availability of Corona virus tests trump today challenging comments made by number of State Governors. They lack sufficient tasks to begin reopening. Their economies trump also said governors need to take some responsibility for establishing testing procedures on their own not simply ask the federal government to provide unlimited support. I mean you have to Take the support where you have it. But we are there to stand with the governors and to help the governors. And that's what we're doing. President trump had cited Maryland governor. Larry Hogan who said there was a lack of federal responsiveness and announced. Today he had purchased cove in nineteen tests from South Korea. Trump hovers at Hogan did not need to do that in could have saved quote a lot of money Georgia governor. Brian campus outlining the steps to reopen his State's economy from member station W. A. B. E. in Atlanta Ama- hurt reports. Camp says the state is qualified to do so based on guidelines laid out by the White House non-emergency surgeries and procedures are now encouraged again in person worship services can also happen as long as social distances maintained governor. Brian Kemp says the state is ready for any public health effects of these decisions. Now we'll say that we have more people moon around. We're probably going to see cases. Continue TO GO UP. But we're a lot better prepared for that now than we were over a month ago. Businesses like hair and nail salons massage therapists. Gyms and fitness centers can reopen later. This week next Monday. Restaurants and theaters will follow all still be subject to social distancing and sanitation protocols it will not come qualified business as usual for NPR news. I'm hurt in. Atlanta demand for oil has been drying up now for the first time the US oil benchmark is gone negative is NPR's Camille dominance key reports. Instead of paying money to get oil. Some people are paying money to get rid of it at the start of this year. A barrel of West Texas intermediate crude would have run you about sixty dollars on Friday. It would've cost you at least eighteen bucks in less than a day. The price collapsed and went negative. The astonishing drop is driven partly by a trading contract deadline investors have until Tuesday to sell their current contracts. And since there aren't a lot of buyers sellers are prepared to pay customers to take oil off their hands but it also reflects the underlying and unprecedented imbalance in global oil markets. The world's producers can't cut their output fast enough to keep up with the fall in demand caused by the corona virus pandemic that means too much oil and serious questions about where to physically store it Camilo Domino ASCII. Npr News stocks plunged on Wall Street. Today the financial markets falling precipitously after crude oil futures prices went into negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down five hundred ninety two points. The Nasdaq fell eighty nine points the SNP dropped fifty one points this is NPR. It's been ten years since the deepwater horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico killing eleven men. Npr's Debbie Elliott reports. The explosion unleash the worst offshore environmental disaster in US history the BP oil spill in the dark of night on April twentieth. Two thousand ten oil and gas erupted from a well nearly a mile deep causing the deepwater horizon to explode and ignite a firestorm at sea. Eleven workers were never found. Leo Lender was an engineer on the rig bat night. What happened on horizon? Didn't start on. The RIG started in corporate boardrooms it ended on the written a series of safety failures including a faulty blowout. Preventer were to blame. Oil Gushed into the Gulf unchecked for nearly three months says BP struggled to close the well the oil fouled more than eleven hundred miles of shoreline from Texas to Florida and left a trail of environmental and economic devastation. Debbie Elliott NPR News Orange Beach Alabama. Us Appeals Court today said it will allow taxes to enforce limits on medication induced abortions as the GOP led state six to postpone medical procedures deemed. Not Urgent during the Krona virus outbreak the Orleans based fifth circuit throwing out a federal judges order that had blocked taxes from applying restrictions and medication induced abortions. This past Friday a federal judge had ruled the state had to continue to allow abortions. But it's temporary ban on non essential medical procedures due to the covert nineteen outbreak stocks. On Wall Street the Dow dropped five hundred ninety two points. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
NPR News: 07-15-2020 6AM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Korva Coleman. Congressional investigators are launching an inquiry into a handful of companies that landed government contracts related to covid nineteen as NPR's Nina temple rouse. Reports and Oversight Committee sent letters to the administration and individual companies asking for more information. The Chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Congressman James Clyburn or South Carolina announced the investigation. A series of letters sent last night the letters went to the secretaries of the health and Human Services Defense Homeland Security and veteran's affairs, asking them how and why they selected particular companies to provide personal protective equipment. The contracts were awarded during the height of the coronavirus crisis and many of them were. Were awarded without competition, the subcommittee also sent letters announcing the inquiry to seven specific companies, asking them to provide complete contract files, solicitations, task orders and Email Traffic Dina Temple Ralston. NPR News former US Attorney General Jeff sessions has lost his bid for the Republican nomination to the Senate from Alabama NPR's Debbie, Elliott reports, he was defeated in a runoff election by a political newcomer who was endorsed by President Trump. Unofficial results show Tommy Tub reveal the one time football coach at Auburn University handily defeated Jeff sessions and a gop runoff that had been postponed from March because of the corona virus sessions held the Alabama Senate seat for twenty years before the trump administration as attorney general. His campaign was unable to overcome A. Of attacks from the president still angry that sessions recused himself from the special counsel Russia Investigation Tub Ville advances to face incumbent Democrat Doug Jones in the fall, and a contest widely seen as the Republican Party's best chance to turn a Senate seat Debbie Elliott NPR news orange, beach, Alabama president. Trump called a news conference at the White House on Tuesday. It was supposed to be about his administration's actions against China. Now that Beijing is taking more control of Hong Kong today also signed an executive order ending US preferential treatment for Hong Kong. Hong Kong will now be treated the same as mainland China. No special privileges, no special economic treatment. And no export of sensitive technologies, but trump spent most of an hour lambasting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appearing to turn the White House news conference into more of a campaign rally for him. Trump attacked Biden on several issues from the environment to education and immigration trump also discussed the confederate flag in an interview on CBS, saying it's about free speech and people who liked the flag are not thinking about slavery. You're listening to NPR news. President trump is visiting Atlanta today to talk about infrastructure, but he'll focus on rolling back. Part of a US environmental law speed up building projects. Environmental activists warned the president's plans will worsen greenhouse gas emissions. The Philippines renewing its call for China to comply with an arbitration ruling from The Hague before you're old, decision nullifies China's claims to huge parts of the South China Sea. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports. Philippine says it supports the US government. The. South China Sea a resource, rich body of water claimed by five countries has emerged in recent weeks as a flash point in a move closely watched in the region Washington. Monday rejected what it called Beijing campaign of bullying in the South China Sea in April Chinese vessels sank a Vietnamese fishing trawler, a move that galvanized Southeast Asian governments grappling from the COVID pandemic and trying to meet the challenge of an increasingly aggressive China in the disputed waters into the volatile mix. Mix came to us. Aircraft Carriers to enforce freedom of navigation in the sea lanes that carry a third of the world's trade a passage. Beijing has denounced Julie McCarthy NPR news the Supreme Court, says Justice, Ruth Bader GINSBURG has been hospitalized in Baltimore for the treatment of a possible infection. She underwent a procedure yesterday to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed almost a year ago. The Supreme Court says. GINSBURG will remain in the hospital for a few more days. I'm Korva. Coleman NPR news.
NPR News: 06-08-2020 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer. Even as some Democrats in Congress are proposing a far reaching overhaul of America's police procedures and policies, President Donald Trump wasted little time in seizing on the effort along with calls to fund urban police departments as a signing his words. The Democrats have quote gone crazy meeting with law enforcement officials at the White House today. The president said that's not going to happen. There will be funding. There won't be a dismantling of our police and. The not going to be any disbanding of our police police have been letting us. Live in peace, trump said ninety nine percent, perhaps ninety nine point, nine percent of police are quote great people. The president did say supports reforms that would eliminate what he calls. Bad Actors within police departments caused rain in Belize come in response to the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody after an officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. The, World Health Organization is voicing its support for a wave of protests against police violence and racial injustice that originated in the US more from NPR's Ping Wong. Who director-general Tetris Adam Gabrielle, says people have good reason to protest who fully supports? And the Global Movement Against Racism would inject discrimination of all kinds. The protests started in the US after the world watched as George Floyd gasped, pleaded for his life, his neck under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer and similar protests are now happening in Europe, Africa and other regions. tetris recommends that protesters follow the guidance of local health officials and take precautions to protect themselves from Corona virus, wearing a mask, keeping a distance, and for some simply staying home, Ping Pong NPR news, global oil giant BP says it will cut its worldwide workforce by ten thousand jobs, the company, blaming the ongoing follow out from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a severe economic downturn and Reduced Energy, Consumption Company currently employs around seventy thousand people. Worldwide stocks were up sharply today with the Nasdaq. Hey, new all time high NPR's Scott hosts reports. The Dow also moved higher. A. Formal Declaration that the United States is in a recession did nothing to dampen investors confidence. They're betting. The downturn will be a short one. All the major stock indexes continued their upward March. The Dow rose one point seven percent, the S. and P., five hundred one point two percent. The tech heavy Nasdaq set a new record climbing one point one percent, and topping its former high set-back in February before the corona virus pushed the US into lockdown as businesses start to reopen the Federal Reserve is trying to prop up the economy. The Fed is widening eligibility for its emergency loan program for mid sized businesses. That program is not yet up and running Scott horsely NPR news Washington tell you look at some of the numbers. The Dow jump four, hundred sixty one points. The S&P five hundred was up thirty eight points. This is NPR. Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she is requesting a federal disaster declaration for the Midland area while the failure of two dams as destroyed one hundred fifty homes. They're causing more than two hundred million dollars in damage under disaster declaration. Whitmer sank today. She hopes to gain Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance as soon as possible to dams gave way including nearly one hundred year old. That failed may nineteenth. The West Coast Guard is cleaning up after a soaking from tropical storm Cristobal which made landfall in Louisiana last evening. NPR's Debbie. Elliott reports the storm now at tropical depression still poses a flood risk as it moves north into the Mississippi River Valley Chris assessing damage in clearing down trees and power lines, even as the remnants of Cristobol continued, dumping heavy rain over the Gulf. South storm surge caused extensive coastal flooding along a wide area, including grand, Isle Louisiana the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Dolphin Island Alabama this morning. Emergency crews rescued people from flooded cabins at. At Louisiana State Park on Lake Pontchartrain as the tropical depression moves inland the national. Weather Service warns there is a flash flood risk stretching from coastal states into the Great Lakes region by Wednesday Debbie Elliott NPR News Orange Beach Alabama the National Transportation Safety Board says it's looking to close a loophole that has allowed some lithium ion batteries to still be transported by air point to a recent incident where a plane food binders from Florida to Toronto, a vehicle later erupted in flames, and when it was picking those batteries up. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
NPR News: 07-15-2020 3AM ET
"Live, from NPR news I'm Shay Stevens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published new evidence that face coverings can prevent the spread of covid nineteen as NPR's Alison Allbright reports. The agency is calling on all Americans to wear masks in public early in the epidemic health authorities discouraged healthy people from wearing facial covering citing lack of evidence, but in early April. CDC Changed its guidance and announced a voluntary policy encouraging people to wear non-medical masks or homemade face coverings. Now CD director Robert Redfield says. New evidence shows face. Coverings are one of the most powerful weapons. We have to stop the spread. Spread of the virus he points to two case studies one from a Boston hospital system that found universal masking reduced transmission of the virus, another from Missouri that showed wearing a mask, prevented the spread of infection from to hairstylist to their customers Allison Aubrey NPR news former US Attorney General Jeff sessions has lost a runoff to try to regain a US. Senate CD held for twenty years. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that sessions was defeated by a candidate who was endorsed by president trump political newcomer. Tommy Tub reveal a former Auburn University football coach. The GOP nomination to advance to the general election against. Senator Doug Jones considered the Senate's most vulnerable Democrat president trump endorsed tub rebel and continued to Berate Jeff sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation as attorney general, as he acknowledged defeat from a Hampton, INN and mobile session said he followed the law and has no regrets. Leave elective office. With my integrity intact. Feel, good about it at home I head Tub reveal ran a hard hitting campaign, accusing sessions of not being man enough to stand with president trump debbie elliott NPR news Orange Beach Alabama president trump has signed a bill and executive order targeting Chinese Party officials in Hong Kong police units that have crackdown on protesters. The action comes in response to a national security law that mainland China imposed on the people of Hong Kong. Their freedom's been taken away. Their rights have been taken away with it goes Hong. Kong in my opinion, because it will no longer be able to compete with free markets. A lot of people will be leaving. Hong Kong I suspect. And we're going to do a lot more business because of it because we just lost one competitor, trump has long accused China of fear. Unfair trade practices and theft of US trade, Secrets Joe Biden has released a trillion dollar proposal aimed at combating climate change and boosting the economy by overhauling the nation's energy sector. The presumptive Democratic nominee is rejecting Republican claims that democratic plans to invest in clean energy will hurt jobs. This is NPR news. A, new study indicates that potent greenhouse gas known as methane on the rise. Scientists warned that could dramatically increase climate change. NPR's Lawrence Summer has details. The atmosphere is warmed by both carbon dioxide and methane, but you can think of methane as a thicker blanket. It's about twenty eight times, but having heat and humans are adding more of it to the atmosphere, according to the global carbon project that comes from leaks from oil and gas, wells and pipelines. Comes from farmland, and from the digestive systems of cows and livestock, while methane emissions are growing from many countries. Europe has been able to cut its emissions by using less fossil and eating less meat. Lauren summer NPR news, the trump administration has rescinded its threat to revoke visas for international students enrolled at schools, offering online only courses this fall. Hundreds of universities oppose them rule. At least eight schools filed lawsuits, challenging it a complaint by seventeen attorneys general says more than eleven. Hundred colleges and universities enroll more than three hundred, seventy thousand international students who contribute some fourteen billion dollars to the economy's in their states. A judge in New York has rejected a proposed multi million dollar settlement between Harvey Weinstein, and some of his accusers US district? Judge, Alan Heller Stein says the sexual assault and harassment claims against the disgraced movie producer were to very to be grouped together. He also called the deal unfair and its proposed legal defense fund for Weinstein Obnoxious. I'm Shay Stevens. This is NPR news.
NPR News: 09-14-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news I'm Jack Speer Sally has strengthened into a hurricane as it bears down on the Gulf. Coast forecast to make landfall tomorrow. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports a hurricane warning is now posted from southeast Louisiana to the Alabama. Florida state. Line. Low lying areas are evacuating as hurricane sally is already pushing water over coastal roads and turning up the surf in the Gulf of Mexico Mississippi Governor Tate. Reeves says it's worrisome that the hurricane is moving. So slowly the longer and it stays out in the Gulf of Mexico the more. At Higher, the likelihood is that it continues to grow in size and scope and severity officials say the biggest threat from Hurricane Sally will be flooding from both storm surge along the coast and rainfall amounts up to two feet in some areas. Debbie Elliott NPR News Orange Beach Alabama incumbent Republican. President Donald Trump. and His Democratic challenger former. Vice. President. Joe Biden. They're both focusing much of their attention on fire ravaged California today trump was meeting with fire officials in California while Biden was again stressing that the recent fires and hot temperatures there underscored the need to address climate change trump nause sought to downplay climate change claims while Biden calls another crisis that trump will not take responsibility for. Vice President Mike Pence hit the campaign trail in Wisconsin today pence telling supporters choice in November is about American. Whether America will remain America from member station W. WM in Milwaukee La Donna says more. Pins touted economic games before the coronavirus and hammered home. The fact that the trump administration stands with law enforcement law and order is a message that the trump campaign has been pushing recently with continued protests across the country over police brutality carrying Arna says she voted for trump the first time around and says, she plans to again he doesn't always speak like I like, but he speaks. For me to keep me safe. Wisconsin is seen as a must win state for both Democrats and Republicans in November before departing pins caught on the audience to pray for the country for NPR news I'm l'Italia Denison Milwaukee a drug companies reporting some success and using an anti inflammatory medicine in conjunction with a drug already widely used for hospitalized covid nineteen patients. Ally Lily announcing today, it's found the drug combination shortens the time of recovery for those patients who was given. By at least a day was ultra still awaiting review by independent scientists. But Lily says the results are from study of about a thousand people sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. So he can bind a drug lady makes with the drug. REMM Davir a strong start to the week on Wall Street the Dow up three hundred and twenty seven points today the Nasdaq. Was Up two hundred and three points. This is NPR. Delta Airlines is the latest major airline announce it's using the free. It's frequent flyer program to back up six and a half billion in funding as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on air travel united in American Airlines you similar moves back in June to keep cash flowing businesses and families conducting only essential air travel at the moment. Pressure has been mounting British. Prime. minister. Boris Johnson to dump plans to change the country's brexit withdrawal agreement NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London five previous UK. Prime Ministers strongly opposed that move. For Prime Minister David Cameron is the latest to Chime in. He said altering the agreement which would violate international law is the very very last thing you should contemplate that was mild compared to the response of former Prime Minister John Major and Tony Blair writing in London Sunday Times. The former leaders said, the move was quote shocking and the government is quote shaming itself and embarrassing our nation Johnson insists he must change the treaty, which is own government negotiated to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the. United Kingdom Johnson shows no sign of backing down even the decision could scuttle a new free trade deal with European Union Frank Langfitt NPR News, London astronomers, studying the atmosphere of Venus say they see something that might just be a sign of life in a study published today they say they found the chemical signature noxious gas called phosphene on Earth Fox means associated with life at the bottom of positive. Some animals were outside experts even the study authors themselves acknowledge the research while tantalizing is not necessarily definitive. I'm Jack Speer NPR news.
NPR News: 06-07-2020 2PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Windsor Johnston. The body of George Floyd has arrived in Texas ahead of funeral services planned for this week. KYRA Buckley from Houston public media reports. Floyd grew up and spent most of his life. In Houston police chief art, Vado says Floyd's body and members of his family have safely made it to Houston. Floyd was raised in Houston's third ward and still has family here. including his six year old daughter, the public is invited to honor Floyd viewing Monday a private funeral will follow on Tuesday Dallas Jones helping organize Floyd's memorial taking place at the church. Church the Fountain of Praise, the world will be watching the from the praise in the city. Of Houston, Texas Floyd's body will be laid to rest in Houston on Tuesday. Following the service says for NPR news. I'm Kyra Buckley in Houston lawmakers and New York are expected to take up lay Shin this week to address the state's policing practices New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo has laid out an agenda in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd Disarray Diario from member station W. S. H. E. reports. The governor is pushing the democratic controlled state legislature to pass the measure. The say their name. Reform agenda is named for people of Color who have been killed by police violence. The reforms would ban police choke holds increase transparency for disciplinary records and reassigned police brutality cases to the state attorney general, instead of local prosecutors Cuomo says the proposals would set an example for the country. Pay The bills actually make the change than other states will look in New York and say well New York did this. Why can't we do it? That changes would also make false. One calls a hate crime for NPR news. I'm desert diarrhea in New York tropical storm. He's still ball is bearing down on the US Gulf coast NPR's Debbie Elliott reports the storm, which is packing winds of about fifty miles per hour is expected to make landfall this afternoon in Louisiana. The, outer bands of Tropical Storm, stovall, are lashing the coast with gusty winds and heavy rain, and turning up the surf from Louisiana to Florida. Roads are flooded in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi and power has been knocked out for thousands of customers, several coastal parishes in the Anna ordered evacuations ahead of the storm. Forecasters say cristobol will affect an area stretching one hundred eighty miles to the east with up to five foot, storm surge, and the threat of tornadoes, energy companies evacuated offshore oil and gas rigs, curtailing about a third of production in the Gulf of Mexico, Debbie Elliott NPR news. Orange Beach Alabama you're listening to NPR news in Washington. In northern. California victims of wildfires caused by Pacific gas and electric are learning that it might take several years before they see some of the compensation. The bankrupt utility promised them Lily Jamali. From member station K. Q. E., D. reports months ago PG and he struck a multibillion dollar half cash half stock deal with fire survivors, Friday, their lawyers told the judge that in secret talks p genie, his pressured them to agree to wait up to six years to sell all the stock and converted to cash, Helen said with lost her home in a fire by PG, any in two twenty seventeen. I felt second the stomach. There's so many people who need that money now. Now or they needed soon so that they can rebuild and go on with their lives. Fire victims are asking the judge not to confirm PG's bankruptcy exit plan unless the utility lets them sell shares more quickly. PG's lawyers asked the judge not to weigh in and keep the dispute in mediation for NPR news I'm lily drew molly. Authorities in northern California are investigating a shooting that left a sheriff's deputy, dead and two other police officers wounded officials say they were ambushed by gunfire and explosives, while responding to calls a suspicious van that was parked in Santa Cruz, county last night. Sheriff Jim Hart. Says Sergeant Damon Guts. Willer was a fourteen year veteran of the department. Job To keep our community safe I. Life was taken. That's that's a hard thing to process. It's already say as suspect has been arrested and will be charged with murder. This is NPR news.
Episode 59: Bad News for Some / DC Grids for Others - The Lighting Industry News Brief March 8th
"Hello it is. Monday march eighth and that means two things. due to unprecedented conditions. The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice. And it's time for the lighting industry news reef brought to you by he stoned technologies and their fit outdoor fixtures. These are area lights or outside. They save energy modern low profile three housing sizes onshore mounting options optic options punches options controllable dimmer integrated twist lock perceptible or their dust to dawn photo sell contractor funding motion sensors easy field installation minimal wiring that's keystone tech dot com or the link in the description. If you're police into the news led vance will lay off twenty five employees. The will begin delisting noncompliant as products as per the five version. Five point one q l. Seventy four percent of the us geographically has access to led rebate at least in commercial space so get on those dim on off and motta's will merge the user both iot services us do we is testing grit harmonization in seven counties. Climate models may be overstating the value of efficiency. This is a reread of thirty three. Other studies done by some people at the university of sussex business school in mineral news copper zinc and aluminum. Prices are on the rise. And what does that mean a lot. David gordon breaks that all down for us on get a grip on lighting. What savers steve. Robinson is here to explain what it means to do. The job sites s four has announced a commercial decoration becca ratings subsidiary as for decor is in full fabrication for the holiday season right now humble is expected to parse post a billion dollars in quarterly sales This is a prediction of a report coming soon. The i dis designer survey shares their experiences of the past year. At g partners with mick wong for wireless controls topazes opening a new distribution center in new jersey e. us designing labeling rules skip lighting europe's recommendations which might not be great vast. Berg is investing in zaal making a them. A minority partner in the leading specialists is led alliance joins five adds five new members out alpine grammar. Have a stack ostrom continental in yanfang automotive lighting interior and exterior Korea has demonstrated a fully. Dc grid on the island of. I'm gonna do this wrong. Please forgive me. Say go chato. It was ten percent more efficient as as reliable as ac grid. G current comma tree company has unveiled a quick stock program which should speed shipping of their most popular products seeking beacon-lighting will issue a dividend shareholders as of the eleventh will receive point four two cents per share. Gmt the lighting has been sued for crop copyright infringement. tnt used. A promo photo of a competitor's headquarters without permission on the agents site in events the good light group has outlined their events Webinars and online appearances on the ninth tenth twenty third and may eleven in rep agencies. Global leading controls is founded a new agency in wisconsin energy Focus is partnering with three new agencies. Gm lighting partners with rickard in quebec flux works expands in to new jersey with sos hubble partners with m. h. companies asai cotto will partner with. Stl and boston light source and we silica ads. Bay ume as reps from michigan and recommended reading oriented jury gutsu on strategic directions for the industry. Reclosing on double dynamic lighting and human centric tack on explanation of short pulse. Testing why dc micro grids are making a comeback even outside korea. The five hidden dangers of wrong lighting The possibilities of controlling light smart buildings as the key to the resume market and the politics of errors. Again if you sign up for the text version of this you can read. All these articles niagara. College will be building a new cannabis research center. We've in in our in d. a. k. I s. t. Study was able to measure neural activity in mice with. Led's no the blue light from your screens isn't destroying your eyes. But you maybe should call your exposure levels anyhow fingers crossed and thoughts and prayers for anyone who can actually do that in our continuing. Learning that everything. South of the equator glows in the dark belgian. Researchers in new zealand have observed three species of shark that are bio luminescent and ari whitten offers a guide to red light therapy both red and infrared light as helpful and beneficial in dark sky. News foothills county. Berta are seeing light Diction from an led conversion palm beach. Florida has set a lights out. Ordinance for turtle nesting season hash tag team. We turtles More western slope towns are gearing up for dark sky. Certifications you can see what e- texas rolling blackouts look like from low orbit. Wildlife advocates are demanding that 'binding bring down that wall because all the lighting on it is bad for everything and everybody and the lack of light dark cycle is affecting your goldfishes. Feeding habits enlighten me is a new urban health research initiative twenty two inter disciplinary partners in the eu will research light and health in urban environments sterling. Higa has a comprehensive study on. Why light is affecting wildlife and humans in hawaii and the effects of q leads have been started to be measured in melatonin suppression and because quantum dots rely more on green light. They might just be a little bit better for us. Isn't that reassuring and local news. Espinel of phuc feud over streetlight ownership with their utility ocean city. Maryland is expanding their business leading program. The doe grant will make madison county city council building a little more efficient. Utah state us. Greenhouse gas emissions are down eight percent after retrofits thornberry ontario plans three years of lighting projects. Banff alberta has received provincial intrastructure infrastructure funds for light streetlights cab county. School districts will be straight up canceling that. Uvc partnership i. After while the malfunction the word of the malfunction got were got way their way to pta's orange beach alabama lands on the rgb color lighting for the pretty pass bridge thurmond maryland has replaced one hundred three streetlamps so far as part of their programs meet villas completed their streetlight programs and york. Minnesota has seen their school bird get savings after their retrofits in projects. Hacks and weirdness sharks. You can embroider embroider. A constellation create a circle of led's that are in fact a clock since oria eight art piece. In paso robles will be adding sixty. Nine illuminated towers made out of wine bottles. We have a question as to whether or not plants will change. Light changed to suit light around them. This is a bit of a homebrew response to a princeton study. We have a youtuber. Dip kinski turning a rotary felon into a lamp bonus points if the dial on rotary phone is how you set your dinning. That'd be that's bonus points. That's ace's right there and noted internet phenomenon. Leroy jenkins of world of warcraft is in fact. An industrial lighting tac. Much like us in people. News acuity is named trevor palmer is president of lighting and lighting controls business elegance promoted kevin marketing kevin murphy. The marketing lead in the us see led has added in hegi as a product engineer. Such painda discoverer of the ganglion cell that control circadian rhythm is maimed to the retailer. Rita and richard anderson chair at salk institute. Nora lighting has added five people to their customer service. Team and promoted to people with from within. Barbara horton has retired from h. l. b. carry. Holly will serve as ceo in her. Stead he horton has been named to the board of canada d. m. f. lighting added chris carboni to the sales team magic light names. Jeff puerta as ceo and hubble has added retired general rhett a hernandez who their board of directors scott walker. This has been the news brief brought to you by mail. Get associated getting lightened at innovative. Have great week. Enjoy the music day i got. Your concern is four in the south the floor. Now trust me when. I say no away from this. You see on this earth began doing getting down Everybody the.
Costs Of Climate Change Continue To Rise As Storms Become More Destructive
"Joe Parkinson lives right on the Gulf coast in Orange Beach Alabama. I he and most of the people around him thought they'd be okay to stay at home during a big storm this week. But then it was absolutely terrifying stores. Nine of our lives we were caught completely flat footed storm turned into a hurricane. Hurricane. Sally. And Joe's house got hit. Pard three-foot ways hitting the house on the north side while one, hundred, twenty, five, mile an hour winds shook the whole house from side. It was just brutal on my wife and I just sat there just waiting on the roof the pill off they made it through the night job talked to us after the hurricane passed by then his wife and daughter were out looking at all the damage the top floor where they spend most of their time is fine the houses on stilts. But. The bottom floor is covered in mud. The boat dock is destroyed and outside I'm looking at pine trees with no leaves and the Bark ripped off of them. There's a car I've never sat in the car. I have no idea where it came from this isn't the first time Joe Parkinson has waited out a storm which yeah. Isn't always the best thing to do. But this time he says was different. This time he felt like he might actually die you just praying. Please let us. Coming up hurricanes and wildfires are getting more destructive and with the world that's getting hotter. The costs of these disasters are going up. But trying to change that could cost a lot to. Says considered this from NPR Kelly mcevers it is Friday September eighteenth. This message comes from NPR sponsor unfinished Short Creek the latest investigative true crime podcast from witness docs and critical frequency a battle over family home and the limits of religious freedom find it in stitcher apple podcasts or wherever it is. You listen. This message comes from NPR sponsor Twi- Leo a customer engagement platform trusted by millions of developers enabling you to reinvent had connect with your customers whatever your use case Twi- Leo has your back. It's time to build visit Twi- Leo Dot Com. Comedian. Larry Wilmore has had quite the career, but maybe his most infamous moment came from a single joke he made to President Obama back in two thousand sixteen. There was a rallying cry from people who said, yes there. Thank you that was the blackest thing I've ever seen in my loving. Listen to the IT's been a minute podcast from NPR. This is considered this from NPR I. There was Hurricane Laura, then hurricane, sally and more storms are coming. Turns out there have been so many tropical storms this year that the National Hurricane Center has already made it through the alphabet to name the storms. Last name started with a W.. So now using the Greek alphabet. In the last five years this country has lost five hundred billion dollars because of climate driven weather disasters, storms, and fires. That's just an estimate by the federal government doesn't even include twenty twenty. Colleague Sasha pfeiffer to NPR's Rebecca Hersher Nathan Rot about the cost of these disasters and the bigger cost of climate change. Nate you're outside Eugene Oregon near one of the major fires is burning. Give us some sense of what those fires mean for the local economy there. Well, they've just been devastating. You have businesses here in Eugene up and down the state that it had to close just because of the smoke and a lot of these businesses were already just hanging on by a thread because of the pandemic. Then, you've got the direct damages from the fires lost homes less timber buildings lost infrastructure. I talked to a telecom worker the other day at the incident command post for the firearm near, and he had just gotten back from being in the burnt area. His name is Rob Robertson. He described the scene where just looked like a ghost forest he said they lost something like sixty miles worth of telephone poles that had been built and he says each of those poll costs about ten thousand dollars we're looking at you know multi millions, worth of infrastructure to replace and Robinson was frustrated because he said, he felt like there were things that we could do right now to decrease risked infrastructure, but we haven't because it costs money. On that point when it comes to wildfires, for example, what can be done to decrease their long-term costs so it's going to take a big change in the status quo. Here's Sara ultimate poke a former smoke jumper who now runs a force collaborative in southern Oregon we do have a lot of work that we need to do on our forest to get them back to a more. Healthy state where they're going to be resilient in the face of climate change resilient to disturbance and to do that, we're going to have to invest in them. So she says, we're going to be more prescribed fire more thinning more management of these places, and that is going to cost a lot of money. You know billions of dollars. So that's wildfires. Then there's hurricanes and Rebecca gives us a sense about the hurricane cost. Well, you know hurricanes are consistently the most expensive disastrous that we see. Especially, hurricanes 'cause a lot of flooding like sally and that's really bad news because that's exactly the kind of storm that's more common as the earth gets hotter. This year has been really bad. There have already been ten climate driven disasters that cost more than a billion dollars. Each that was July and one thing to remember is that where people live really matters, you know the number of homes in flood prone areas, it's skyrocketed lost three decades. So this seem disaster today is going to cause more damage hurt more homes than if it had happened previously. Rebecca innate. We've been talking about the overall economic costs of climate fueled disasters, but let's go to a more personal level. How does this affect families and what do we know about how surviving a fire or flood affects people financially The effects are really dramatic for a lot of people especially poor people. If you don't have savings to fall back on or gave can't afford adequate insurance, a disaster can totally derail a family finances for decades people whose home is their only source of wealth. For example, they're more likely to end up renting even years later bankruptcy is more likely. There are other costs to like for example, research suggests that young people. Who Survivor hurricane they're less likely to enter college it takes longer to graduate if they do go and survivors also have long term mental and physical health problems often, and that can interfere with work obviously hits your income or create new costs of their own. These are extreme weather disasters we've been focusing on, but what about the financial hit from less dramatic or less immediately noticeable climate impacts like the gradual rise of temperatures. Rising temperatures and heat waves hurt agriculture health. You know certainly electrical bills you have warmer waters affecting fisheries, and you know then there's just the down the road impacts ecological decline. You know we are in an extinction crisis right now that climate change is only going to make worse and we depend on ecosystems for everything from clean water and air to places to go where we can just escape from it all and I don't really know how you put a price tag on something like that. NPR's Nathan Rock and Rebecca Hersher talking to my colleague Sasha Pfeiffer. So. Yeah. The cost of doing nothing to stop clamming change is huge. But the alternatives are also complicated. One example of that is Japan. Two Thousand, Eleven Japan got a third of its energy from nuclear power. One of the energy sources with the smallest carbon footprint. Then everything changed. Magnitude nine point one earthquake than a devastating tsunami. The waves at the Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima. Explosions sent radioactive material into the air. Even, now, some of the towns around the plant are uninhabitable. Kazu Ocala used to be a maintenance worker at the Daiichi plant. In. His old hometown, a lot of the land is now blocked off as a storage site for contaminated radioactive. Topsoil. Still who wants to live next to this this? This nuclear waste he says, he used to think nuclear power was safe but now. I'm afraid of nuclear power. In one moment devastated our home this hunt is. Chuck Boston thumbed he says he's one hundred percent against it. A lot of people in Japan have turned against nuclear power. After, the Fukushima disaster, the government shutdown, all fifty, four of its nuclear reactors. And there was a push to use more solar and wind power. At first, the government required utility companies to give money to renewable energy producers something called feed in tariffs. But those tariffs have recently been cut. and. Japan is relying more and more on imported coal and natural gas, and that has meant a big increase in greenhouse gas emissions. So many say it's time to start thinking about nuclear power again and to choose which you choose you may have to choose nuclear our eventually Tatsu Suzuki is a former nuclear engineer and now Professor Nagasaki University. He says nuclear power is like a strong medicine. Began work, but it can also have bedside effects though may have to take medicine own nuclear, but we have two very, very careful. And you have other choices I would recommend nuclear policy is the last place where a choice has been made is Fukushima the region where the disaster happened in two thousand eleven. It plans to be completely powered by renewables by twenty forty NPR's cat lawns, Dorf went to see it. It's a real turnaround for a place where nuclear power ruled only a decade ago especially in the former exclusion zone near Daiichi, there are solar panels everywhere from small ones on roofs and hillsides to massive mega-farms along highways making use of the land available after the disaster some of these panels are run by big developers and others are not. Blake the solar panels on farmer Yuki Corneau's field. He's seventy four years old and this land has been in his family for generations he gestures around. This is all my land, but it's nonsense. Nonsense because it's relatively useless. The wind carried radioactive material here after the disaster and the government scraped off the top soil in decontamination efforts the farmers here can't really farm much anymore. So when a small local power company came and asked Shaggy Yuki if they could rent his land for solar panels, he said, yes. I was really worried after nuclear accident. How would we get power most of his neighbors agreed but that means everything is different. Now he says there were Rice patties all around here with tiny frogs that created a kind of soundtrack for his life. Now it's quiet. He misses the frogs lot and he says. and. He doesn't make nearly the same amount of money as he did farming but she says, he sees this as unnecessary change. He has nine grandkids they all live far away now but they were just in town the other weekend for a visit running through the fields. So, Suze, my grandparents farmed here. My parents do. But now it's time. For Change, I've realized it's a new season pitcher. This, he says looking out over the solar panels is for future generations. Lawns, she reported that story for NPR's above the fray fellowship and you can find more of reporting with wonderful photographs to accompany it in our show notes. This is considered this from NPR I'm Kelly mcevers. Consider, this is a partnership between NPR and Wmu to help you understand the news that is happening around the world, and here in the Washington region please keep listening and downloading will be here every Wednesday afternoon with news about the Washington region as well as your national. News.
Hundreds Rescued, Vaccine Playbook & Big Ten Reversal- Thursday, September 17th, 2020
"Today is Thursday September seventeenth. We'll tell you about the historic flooding across the Gulf Coast and where the storm once known as Hurricane Sally is headed next also, the US government has a new playbook for how to hand out Covid nineteen vaccine will break down plus the big ten changes course, and it's getting back to football this fall after all twitter's updates ahead of election day and rebounds plans I smart glasses. Welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast. They're fun and on the go America Mandy. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. First an update about what was once Hurricane Sally. It's now battering Florida and Alabama with what the National Hurricane Center calls catastrophic and life threatening flooding. The storm made landfall at Gulf shores. Alabama as a category two hurricane yesterday it since been downgraded at last check this morning it's now a tropical depression but as expected, it's still doing a lot of damage to parts of the Gulf coast in Pensacola Florida the. Fire Chief told CNN the storm four months of rain in four hours. Some areas have already gotten more than two feet of rain and they could end up getting another foot this morning in one Florida county that includes Pensacola that flooding hit a depth of five feet nearly four hundred people had to be rescued there today about two hundred, National Guard members are going into the area. In case there are other people. Who are still trapped over in the town of Orange Beach Alabama one person has died across both states for an Alabama about half a million people lost power. The force of the storm downed power lines, blew off, roofs and uprooted trees in some places in both Alabama and Florida officials are telling people to stay inside not to go out and look at the damage yet. They say it's too dangerous for most people. especially with the roads damaged and many live power lines still in the streets, electrical crews from other states traveled to the southeast to help restore power as soon as possible as early this morning, the storm is still moving slowly at around seven miles an hour. So Alabama, and Florida are still getting the worst of it eventually later today the storm is expected to move into Georgia, and South Carolina weakening as it goes. The US government has now outlined a new plan for Corona virus vaccine. The CDC unveiled a so called playbook for states and local governments. One part of the plan it would have covid nineteen vaccines available for free taxpayers technically already put up the money but Congress and the trump administration agreed to allocate it for these vaccines. Another key part of the CDC playbook it tells state health agencies to create vaccine planning committees made up of leaders from places like hospitals, long term care facilities, and pharmacies. Still it's not clear which vaccine will be ready I remember both Medina and Pfizer potential vaccines in their final phase of testing in the US the CDC says as soon as one. Of them gets the okay. It will start to be distributed within twenty four hours at first though NBC News reports it's likely that initial supply will not meet demand. So the CDC playbook says, vaccination programs will have to start gradually healthcare workers, other essential employees and people at high risk of severe illness are expected to take top priority for who gets the vaccine. I. One thing that's important for states to work out is how to track when people get a vaccine and which one they get. If more than one will eventually be approved the front runner vaccines both required to doses either twenty one or twenty eight days apart states and cities have a month to submit their plans. Well, a new strongly worded report lawmakers say both Boeing and the FAA did not do enough to prevent to deadly plane crashes. The report comes after an eighteen month investigation into what caused the two Boeing seven thirty-seven Max jets to crash Democrats on the House Transportation Committee. But the findings together saying there was a horrific culmination of mistakes that set the stage for the crashes it points. To bad engineering and says, Boeing rushed through production ultimately, the report found the company profits ahead of safety it also says the planemaker withheld critical information about seven thirty, seven Max from the FAA. Its customers and pilots and overall. It says Boeing's culture needs a safety reset as for the FAA the report says the Government Agency had terrible oversight and sometimes dismissed its own experts to side with. Boeing NPR reports todate. This is probably the most comprehensive investigation of what happened leading up to the crashes. Lawmakers come through six hundred, thousand pages of records and interviewed two dozen people to put this report together some now say they'll draft up new legislation based on their findings. Now, it is worth noting no Republican, staffers signed off on that report and some said overhaul of the company. Is Not, really necessary calling the report partisan meanwhile Boeing says it has learned many hard lessons from the crashes and it's making fundamental changes within the company to this day. The 737 Max jet is still grounded. It hasn't flown since March of last year that could soon change though Boeing had worked with pilots and the FAA to fix the plane and it could soon be recertified to fly. The big ten wants to get back at the College Sports Conference just reversed course and is now going to fall football a shot after all remember just five weeks ago the big ten delayed fall sports, pushing it to the spring hoping to keep players safe while there's now a change of plans the conference now says, it'll start up the football season the weekend of October twenty third instead the university presidents and chancellors the wants to change their minds and make that call the now. Say Safety. Protocols should be enough keep in mind they face plenty of pressure from players, coaches, parents, and even president trump over the last month to restart games, and now they will. All fourteen teams will be scheduled to play eight regular season Games in eight weeks plus will have the opportunity to play a ninth game in December the Conference Championship and to be clear this reversal from the big ten only applies to football other fall sports like soccer and volleyball on hold for now. All? Right. We have much more news coming up but first, thanks to our sponsor hellofresh hellofresh is America's number one meal kit and ever since I tried it, I know why hellofresh offers so many delicious options every week to help you break out of your recipe Rut and try new things, and here's the key. It's quick and easy say goodbye to last minute grocery runs or stressful meal planning instead hellofresh delivers fresh high-quality, pre portioned ingredients alongside easy to follow seasonal recipes. You can make delicious nutritious meals in just about thirty minutes, my husband and I have fun cooking together when this easy. 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Americans are not spending at the rate they used to be and the job market is still hurting. Of course, things have improved since the peak of the economic downturn. Year back in April the unemployment rate was nearly fifteen percent. It's rebounded lot down to about eight and a half percent, but that's still much higher than the pre pandemic rate of three and a half percent chairman Powell said he's happy to see some progress, but he also won't lose sight of the millions of Americans. Still out of work he promised the interest rates will stay near zero quote until. The economy is far along in its recovery Powell said, he wants to see Congress take action to provide more economic relief president trump agrees he's now showing his support for that one and a half trillion dollar relief bill. We mentioned yesterday it's not clear what's included in this proposed bill, but we know a bipartisan group of lawmakers has been working on it. Hoping it compromise is actually possible to be continued. Starting today twitter is cracking down on misinformation about the election. The social network says it'll start labeling or even removing more types of misleading election claims. For example, it will intervene if someone says, the election is rigged, the ballots are being tampered with without evidence and overall twitter says it will not allow tweets that spread confusion or undermine democracy to go unchecked. You'll start seeing those changes now and then on election day, there's another rule twitter. Will Not allow what it considers misleading information about the outcome of elections. The company gave an example no claiming victory before the numbers are in and certified president trump and some other Republicans have criticized twitter for this type of thing accusing the company of bias against conservatives. Oh and remember facebook is also making some changes ahead of the election. For example, it's not going to allow any new political ads in the week leading up to it. Speaking of facebook is with the maker of ray-ban as in the luxury sunglasses brand the companies we'll be working together to design a pair of so called smart glasses that are set to be released next year no word yet on what kind of features have. But techcrunch reports they'll be re band branded facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says these smart glasses or quote the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses. The company is joining a crowded field though the verge reports Amazon Apple Google and Intel have their own projects, smart glasses in the works as well. The Pro Football Hall of has announced its nominees for the class of twenty twenty one. The biggest name on the list is Peyton Manning. He's a two time superbowl winner and five time MVP and this is the first year. He's eligible to be a nominee. He's in the running alongside other football greats like, Super Bowl champion Charles, Woodson, and pro bowlers, Calvin Johnson Roddy White and Charles Tillman in total. There are one hundred and thirty nominees which will eventually get narrowed down to just five winners. They'll then be inducted next August. And that's it for the main ten minutes of news today. But now it's time for Thursday and today we're explaining emergency use. Or e UA The FDA will give a medical product this special kind of authorization during a public health emergency. Sometimes, it's for a product that's already been FDA approved for one type of us, but the same product will get emergency authorization for a different type of US other times. It's for a new medical product that hasn't gotten the agency's official green light at all yet the FDA does this products can get out to the public. As quickly as possible during an emergency when there's no FDA approved alternative at least since getting actual FDA approval traditionally takes years. So the agency will not give just anything emergency use all their relation. The FDA says the potential benefits of a certain product have to outweigh the potential risks during the coronavirus pandemic. The FDA has granted a lot of e you as for things like testing kids, ventilators, and treatments like severe and convalescent plasma. Thank you so much for listening today. We'll be back tomorrow with your news roundup for Friday and the weekend until then have a great day.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
"On. The president has been quiet about the west coast wildfires. Until now, what did he say in California? It'll start getting cooler. You just watch climate experts warned that the worst is yet to come David Greene with Rachel Martin, and this is the first from NPR news. Hurricanes Sally, makes its way to Florida Mississippi and Alabama huge area of the Gulf coast is under hurricane warning and the storm is expected to bring a dangerous storm surge. This water will come through here and sweetness place away like it was never here and Israel's prime minister will be at the White House today to sign deals establishing diplomatic relations with both the UAE an Bahrain. It's not the big piece in the Middle East deal the president wanted, but is it a step in the right direction see with us we've got the news you need to start your day. 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Now, it is barely contained and that is the case with so many of the fires in California and Oregon, and in Washington state yesterday president trump paid a visit to California and California officials were pleading with him to acknowledge the reality of climate change. Kick Ud's Katie or joins us now from the California state capital of Sacramento Katie Good Morning. Thanks for being here. Can you just start by telling us the status of the fires? Sure. We have twenty eight major fires burning throughout the state right now with more than sixteen thousand firefighters working to contain them and we have people who've gone through these fires are waking up to A. Landscape marked by worry my colleague in Fresno Abbot's hall spoke with Lee Zero Suwa and her husband David. They feared their house had burned down. What can you say it's scary. Especially, the first couple of days the fire was moving. So quickly that you know we had no idea if the house would survive. So I think that's how everyone feels and I know there are several houses. On the next street on very road that were completely destroyed. They later learned their house was intact today though more than forty, two, hundred structures throughout the state have burned down. So David mentioned president trump was in California yesterday with state officials and the press and climate change is a big issue. Right tell us what happened. Right, I actually asked the president what role he thinks climate change plays in these fires he insisted as he has for years that it's all about forest management that years of leading the forest became overgrown and not well tended have turned them into tinder boxes. The president's argument though was met with resistance from officials here on the ground including California Governor Gavin Newsom who the president to reconsider his stance in light of what the state's experienced in recent years. Hottest August ever history state the ferocity, these fires, the drought five plus years losing one, hundred, sixty, three, million trees to that drought. Something's happened to the plumbing of the world, and then how did President Trump responded that? He didn't seem to appreciate it in one exchange California's Natural Resources Secretary Wade crow fit made repeated the central role of climate change in these fires and trump pretty much dismissed him. As we can hear, it'll start getting cooler. I. Wish just you just watch I wish science degree. I don't think signs knows actually and it's interesting. We're less than two months from the presidential election Joe Biden was addressing this yesterday to calling it a problem that requires action and quote not denial. But the president's comments we're not really intended for voters in California, and that's for two reasons. Everyone assumes California will vote Democratic in November and here in the state pretty much across the political. Spectrum climate change and the science behind it are not in dispute by politicians or by voters. The president's message that California is itself to blame for the massive wildfire seems more directed at his supporters in other states, and by the way it's worth noting that governor newsom pointed out the federal government owns close to sixty percent of the forest land in. California. While the State owns just three percent. Katie or of K. Cutie. Thank you. We so appreciate your reporting on this. You're welcome. So, let's stay with the effects of climate change for another few minutes because there are historic fires in the West and there are an unprecedented number of hurricanes in the southeast near. That's right the four storms brewing in the Atlantic basin communities along the Gulf of Mexico right now are bracing for the impact of Hurricane Sally. It is forecast to make landfall either late today. Or maybe in the overnight hours somewhere near the Alabama Mississippi state line, we've got NPR's Debbie Elliott with us now from orange. Beach Alabama Debbie thanks for being here. What are the conditions right now? Well, we're starting to feel the outer bands of the hurricane sally is just offshore. That means you know some gusty winds waves of heavy rain that come through over and over. Already, Bay waters have been rising and of overtop some peers and flooded some roadways here in my neighborhood. I spent a little bit of time yesterday as the storm was approaching at the Public Beach in Gulf shores, Alabama, and there were a lot of people outside seeing including Mary Bell. She was on vacation from Tennessee and she she was amazed to see just how fast the water was coming. Well. The surface churning and we watched the levels rise coming closer on the beach in places where the water has gone and made its own little canal through between the condos. Now, this is repeating itself all up and down the Gulf coast a large stretch from the mouth of the Mississippi to the Florida panhandle is going to feel the effects of this very large hurricane sally. Are People, taking the threat seriously sounds like at least the government's making some restrictions. Yes. Definitely officials are all the Gulf states affected of declared states of emergency some of the low lying areas, barrier islands and the like have evacuated shelters have been opened. The National Guard is standing ready to help with search and rescue with needed and distributing emergency provisions all along the coast people have been trying. To sort of secure their property getting things in that might become projectiles with hurricane. Force winds moving boats to save harbor that type of thing here in Orange Beach yesterday owner. David Schwartz had a small crew putting up aluminum storm shutters on his restaurant doc seafood because it's just across the road from the Roiling Gulf. Of Mexico I'm not really worried about wind or anything I'm. Worried about storm surge. This water will come through here and sweetness place away like it was never here and it's just scary when you think about it. Hearing that Debbie from other people the storm surge is the biggest threat. Yeah and forecast will tell you that water is the biggest issue up to nine feet of storm surge expected. That's essentially a wall of water that can move on shore with a destructive for also flash flooding is going to be a real problem here because sally is moving so slowly. So it's just soaking the Gulf coast. It's been dumping rain on Florida for days now and forecasters say some areas could get up to two feet of rain. That is a very significant flood risk even well inland. So we're just watching to see what will happen, and of course, we just had Hurricane Marco Hurricane. Laura. These are two historic storms that came through the Gulf of Mexico last month can you just put all this into perspective for us? What kind of year suspend? It's certainly a very busy season and there are a lot of people. Eighteen thousand in Louisiana still displaced from Hurricane Laura. So it's very troublesome. NPR's Debbie Elliott we appreciate it. Thank you. All right today at the White House Israel will sign diplomatic deals with two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Year and the trump administration is framing this as a diplomatic breakthrough reshaping the Middle East for decades most Arab states have refused to recognize Israel and establish ties until the Israeli. Palestinian. Conflict was settled. Well, that's changing now here's really Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before he departed for the United States we're witnessing. Of History. A pivot towards peace. So is that true? Let's talk about with NPR's Daniel. Estrin joining us from Jerusalem Good Morning Daniel. This is not the big piece in the Middle East result that the trump administration one it right? Yeah. That's right. The administration spent years developing an Israeli Palestinian peace deal and they presented it in January and it went nowhere The Palestinians refused to engage because the administration has just been taking steps siding with Israel and against the Palestinians. So then the US pivoted. To a completely different kind of peace plan entirely a peace between Israel and Arabs in the Gulf and this is actually something that the administration and Israel have been pushing for a long time is real in the Gulf have had covert ties for a long time, and you know that all these countries want county run. So they're now coming out in the open with their ties and and they WANNA start commercial flights, open trade open cooperation so it is really a big change. So Palestinians aren't in this deal, right? I mean how how are they viewing us? The Palestinians are pretty stunned. There had been this longtime pact between nearly all of the Arab states that you don't make peace with Israel, until our resolve its own conflict with the Palestinians. But now you've got these two new deals with Israel, even the Arab League has refused to condemn this. So Palestinian leaders feel betrayed, and now the trump administration is hoping the Palestinians see all this happening and cave and strike a deal with Israel, it's clear. The Palestinians are not going to do anything until they see if Joe Biden wins the election but Palestinian officials I've been speaking with say. We're not totally abandoned in the world. They still have support from socially justice minded Americans they say, and and a lot of Arab societies even if their governments are changing. So. Why not just keep the status quo I mean, what's in it for the UAE in Bahrain to us? They. Both want curry favor with the US they want to align with Israel against Iran. Specifically, the Emirates is hoping that the US is going to reward them and sell them. F. Thirty five's the advanced fighter jets, which is a controversial thing in Israel. Bahrain is a smaller country but what's important is that they would not be doing this without support from Saudi Arabia. So that could be a hint of where the Saudis are eventually headed, and that's what is really wants peace with the Saudis. and. Of course, there's an election here in a signing ceremony at the White House makes for good campaign at. That's right. Trump and the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu both need huge achievements and Netanyahu facing a huge crisis back home one of the biggest new covert outbreaks in the world. Are Eight Daniel Estrin reporting for us from Jerusalem on the signing ceremony that's supposed to take place today at the white. House. Israel the UAE and Bahrain all sending a new diplomatic deal. Daniel thanks we appreciate it. You're welcome. And that is up I for this Tuesday September fifteenth. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm David Greene. You Hope you start your day back with us right here tomorrow and we know the news doesn't stop when the PODCAST is over. So you can follow us on twitter at verse that is where you can keep up with more NPR stories and we appreciate you. 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Full Episode: Saturday, April 10, 2021
"Tonight cases of the coronavirus hitting their highest point in months with the us bracing for a drastic drop in vaccine supply the country reporting more than eighty two thousand new cases. It just twenty four hours. Young people and unvaccinated adult fueling the surge hospitalizations skyrocketing in michigan. The news coming. As shipments of johnson and johnson's one shot vaccine are expected to drop eighty five percent nationwide in the coming week and pfizer now awaiting emergency use authorization to begin administering shots to children as young as twelve. The other major story tonight. Paying tribute to prince philip buckingham palace. Today revealing plans for a private funeral at saint george's chapel. Next saturday prince charles delivering a heartfelt address about his father. His devoted service to the queen his family and country. And after that bombshell interview what we've now learned about whether prince harry and duchess megan will attend the funeral back home. The severe weather outbreak deadly storms in the south at least two people kill multiple. Tornadoes reported large hail and powerful winds causing damage several states. The system ready to move. Its way up the east coast. Rob marciano timing it out. Embattled congressman matt gates defiantly speaking out against allegations of sexual misconduct and sex trafficking facing calls to resign gates telling a conservative women's group. He's not going anywhere. Newly obtained video of a police confrontation in virginia. An army lieutenant suing officers. Who pull their guns and pepper sprayed him during a traffic stop new images of the volcano erupting on the caribbean island of st. vincent mass evacuations underway. Thousands forced from their homes cruise ships. Ready to take them to safety and the will bracing for a possible. Wine shortage winemakers lighting of fires trying to save their freezing crops from abc news world headquarters in this. He's not good evening. Thanks for joining us on this saturday. I'm with johnson. We begin tonight with the pandemic and the alarming rise in new cases for the first time in nearly two months the us reporting eighty two thousand cases in a single day and now another hurdle and the vaccine rollout states bracing for a severe drop in supply from johnson and johnson and eighty five percent decrease in shipments next week and vaccination sites in four states closing down temporarily out of an abundance of caution after a small number of people reported mild adverse reactions so the johnson and johnson vaccine health officials insisting the shot is safe and that serious side effects are extremely rare. The news coming as states are trying to ramp up. Vaccinations increasing eligibility sixty eight. Million americans are now fully vaccinated. That's more than twenty percent of the total population but there are growing fears of a fourth. Serve the country seeing three days in a row with more than seventy five thousand new cases. Abc's trevor off off from new york tonight with corona virus cases rising to alarming levels once again the nation bracing for a drastic drop in vaccine supply next week shipments of johnson and johnson single shot slated to plunge eighty five percent. The last thing we wanted to hear about was we're getting less vaccines maryland governor larry hogan saying in his state alone there now expecting two hundred fifty thousand fewer doses over the next three weeks and after a small number of people reported mild adverse reactions to the j. and j. shot vaccination sites in four states that have the supply temporarily stopped. Administering it the cdc insisting those doses are safe and nearly every site has resumed a think it's very individualized. You're going to have people who have different effects from it. But the concerns don't end there. in europe. Regulators are now looking into a possible connection between the johnson and johnson. Vaccine and a small number of blood clots something. Some american health experts want examine. We'll see whether or not that's probably the important thing is to look and the supply strain coming in the us. Top seventy five thousand reported infections three days in a row the eighty two thousand friday. The most in nearly two months in michigan one of several states now inundated by the uk variant some hospitals again banning visitors and halting non emergency procedures as the state. Positivity rates soared to eighteen percent right. now we're in a fourth surged. But the state's governor gretchen whitmer so far resisting return to strict lockdowns policy. Change alone won't change the way. We need everyone to step up and to take personal responsibility here or seeing that fatigue having an impact across the country. Trevor all joining us now from mass vaccination site in new york and trevor. We've been hearing health. Experts suggest that younger teens may be able to get vaccinated by fall. But you're learning. That timeline could be moved up. Oh that's right. With with pfizer applying for emergency authorization to administer the to twelve to fifteen year olds health experts say young teenagers could start getting vaccinated in the early summer if not earlier. The cdc director says that authorization could be granted in mid-may witt will stand by for news on that trevor overseas now and the outpouring of tributes for prince philip the ninety nine year old husband of the queen who had recently been hospitalized dying. Yesterday at windsor castle crowds gathering outside buckingham palace many leaving flowers prince charles today paying tribute to his father and his years of service to the crown. The funeral set for next saturday. And tonight we're learning his grandson prince harry will attend without his wife meghan. Who's expecting their second child. Abc's maggie really at buckingham palace tonight. As a nation mourns the loss of its prince a son honors his father. My father spends the last seventy years given the most remarkable devoted service to the queen to my family and to the country as you can imagine my family. And i miss my father enormously. Prince charles expressing his gratitude on behalf of the royal family. Dip papa was was a very special person who i think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction across the country gun salutes honoring the life of prince philip. The queen's beloved husband more than seventy years a constant stream of mourners link. Flowers outside the gates of buckingham palace. I think help you remember. Is public servant an inspiration. The royal family's urging those who wished to pay their respects to follow code restrictions the uk's lockdown turning the duke's funeral into a quieter family affair the palestine announcing that he maximum of just thirty guests will be allowed at his funeral. Held next saturday. At st george's chapel in windsor prince phillip was known for his wicked sense of humor. That at times led to controversy. Took him suffer fools and admired for his dedication to service to his queen and country attending more than twenty two thousand solo engagements and two thousand royal trips. My father was always a great source of support and encouragement her majesty now a widow without her strengthen. Stay her children coming to her side. Prince edward's wife. Sophie getting emotional as they left winds of castle telling reporters. The queen has been amazing. Let's bring in maggie rulli outside buckingham. Palace and maggie. We've learned that. Prince harry will be attending his grandfather's funeral but without his wife. Meghan right now is pregnant. With the couple's second child and says the doctors have advised her against traveling now. What we do know that harry. He's confirmed he will be here in the uk for his grandfather's funeral. It and we know how close harry was with his grandfather just recently. He started this sweet story but how he and his grandfather would. Often zoom together with baby archie. So you know despite. What's been a very public rift in this family recently. It seems the harry is putting all of that decide to come back here and celebrate his grandfather's life when a week of mourning ahead to maggie rulli for us. Thank you we do turn now to the deadly severe weather outbreak hitting parts of the south multiple tornadoes reported. This one here spotted east of jackson mississippi. No major damage or injuries reported there but at least one person died. When an f three tornado touchdown overnight and palmetto louisiana much of the region feeling the impact of the storms. And here's abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano tonight. The deadly severe weather outbreak striking the south multiple reported tornadoes overnight. This one east of jackson mississippi in saint landry parish louisiana north of lafayette a strong tornado with wind valise one hundred and thirty miles per hour striking in the middle of the night glass of the window from the door. Right there we could hear everything starting to crumble eva when her husband made me into their bathtub just in time tragically one person killed and seven taken to the hospital. More than a dozen homes damaged in shreveport a second a man killed when a tree fell on his home phone and a line of severe storms sweeping across parts of the gulf coast. This massive water spouting moving ashore in panama city beach florida. That look bad. The roof of this convenience store ripped off outside pensacola powerful wind gusts sending a tree crashing into this home trapping. A woman inside first responders rushing her to the hospital. So let's get to rob marciano and rob tickets through where this system is heading next. Well this line. That's going through the gulf coast especially potent we had softball size. Hail orange beach alabama. That's very rare. An eighty five mph wind gusts in fort walton beach a lot of wind damage with this thing. Now it's the now going through tampa about to go through orlando. It will weaken some but the same areas. Tomorrow's front kind of stalls. We'll be up for more. In the way of damaging wind large hail tampa fort myers over to jupiter and up towards the space coast. There's overall system pushes to the north. And and we will see ran across the i ninety five quarter and through new york upstate new york and that low sits over chicago for a second day of very slow moving system so folks in the mid west getting two days of rain which we'll be watching for that rob thank you to minneapolis now in the third week of the derek. Chauvin trial set to resume on monday. More critical testimony expected the prosecution trying to paint a damning picture of chauvinism actions calling on current and former members of law enforcement and medical experts to testify against the ex police. Officer here's abc's reena roy. In the second week of the murder trial gripping the nation prosecutors arguing derek chauvin rogue nations directly caused floyd's death building their case calling eleven current and former law enforcement officials to testify against the former police officer. This mp trained neck restraint meltzer is not part of our training and it is certainly not part of our ethics are about us. How damning has that testimony been. It's been really remarkable. The blue wall of silence has come down in this case the jury hearing from several medical experts describing exactly how floyd died in painful detail of the person subjected to what mr floyd was subjected to would have died but dr andrew baker the medical examiner who performed floyd's autopsy provided an opening for the defense which argues heart issues and drug use led to his death. Your opinion both the heart disease as well as the history of hypertension and the drug. The drugs were in his system. Played a role in mr weinstein when pressed by the prosecution. Baker still classifying. Floyd's death as a homicide. The defense has struggled reasonable. Doubt we haven't gotten to their witnesses yet. There's a lot yet to come. And george floyd family is expected to take the stand to tell the jury about who he was as a person and the defense start calling their witnesses at some point next week. Went or read a right for us. Thank you we move on now to embattled florida. Congressman matt gates fiercely defending himself over allegations of sexual misconduct and sex trafficking gates rejecting calls to resign defiantly telling conservative women's group. He's not going anywhere. Here's abc's maryalice parks tonight. Florida congressman matt gates defiant. I'm built for the battle. And i'm not going anywhere. Dismissing calls to resign at a women for america first event at former president. Trump's club in giral florida. I won't be extorted. The truth will prevail the house ethics committee. Launching a new bipartisan investigation into gates examining allegations of sexual misconduct. elicit drug. use and accusations of the congressman may have shared inappropriate and explicit images on the house floor. The justice department investigating whether gates and his associate. Joel greenberg paid. Women who were allegedly recruited online for sex and travel. Greenberg is already facing sex trafficking charges. He pled not guilty but abc. News has learned that he is now considering a plea deal and could be cooperating with federal investigators. Greenberg's lawyer speaking out. I'm sure matt gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today. The congressman's office responding. Broadly in another statement out friday saying these allegations are blatantly false and have not been validated by a single human being willing to put their name behind them but to members of gates staff have resigned amid the allegations but still gates insisting he's not going anywhere. Thanks to you tonight now to the race to escape that erupting volcano in the caribbean thousands evacuating as asha rains. Down on the island of saint vincent four cruise ships rushing in to help take people to safety. Here's abc's julia mcfarland tonight. The caribbean island of st. Vincent covid in ash eerily empty thousands of people told to evacuate immediately. Bakhtiar thicket memorial on the move note. The long it lasted forever. Kaneohe erupting friday my goodness spouting columns of smoke and ash more than six miles skyward. Now phys that rain may cause the superheated ash in the too hard into rock asheville itself if it gets wet. It's almost like a cement type of texture. Luxury yachts and cruise ships being repurpose to transport evacuees the prime minister of st. vincent thankful for help from neighboring islands. Today saying we are one caribbean family. Wit experts warn that even bigger eruptions could still be installed. This could go on for months where it's still a concern for a lot of people there. Jillian mcfarland thank you. There's much more ahead on world news tonight this saturday the police confrontation between officers and an army. Second lieutenant in uniform the officers pepper spraying during a traffic stop and the former. Nfl player accused of a deadly shooting. Rampage then taking his own life. The family now allowing testing on his brain staying informed never been more port. Get information is coming at us faster than ever. So how do you make sensible start here. Hey i'm brad milkey from abc news. In every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts. You can trust always credible always solid start here from abc news twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast app next tonight. Newly obtained video of a police confrontation between officers in an army second. Lieutenant police pepper spraying the lieutenant who was in uniform during a traffic stop. He's now suing the officers for everything that happened once he was pulled over. Here's abc's alex. Prochet tonight to windsor. Virginia police officers are being sued by an army. Second lieutenant claiming his rights were violated during a traffic stop captured on multiple cameras. Put your hands out the window. Police body camera rolling as an officer attempts to stop in early december for missing replayed on the suv army. Second lieutenant khurana's reo behind the wheel pulling over at a gas station. One hundred seconds later in starting his cell phone camera he had picked a well lit place to stop. His lawyer says for safety he does have a plate. A template tapes the back window of his brand new car but as seen on the video the situation go south quickly as a second officer. Arrives on the scene your vehicle off more than twenty times. They order him out of the car. The car now now i'm honestly afraid to get out. Should you feel like your client had a reasonable rates of fear for his life. Yeah absolutely and i think officer. Gutierrez is of one of the officers pepper sprays missouri and forcibly removed him from the suv. Missouri was released with. No charges windsor. Police haven't responded to requests for comment and his attorney says his client is suing so that these incidents stop happening with okay. Alex birsh for us. Thank you to the index news tonight about that deadly shooting in rock hill south carolina police looking for a motive saying former nfl player. Phillip adams shot and killed five people including a doctor and his family before taking his own life. Addams family giving permission now for his brain to be tested for c. T. prosecutors in missouri reviewing the crash involving former kansas city chiefs coach britt reid. He's facing possible charges for the crash that critically injured a five year girl before the super bowl in february police say. Read the son of head. Coach andy. Reid told them he had been drinking before the accident and concerns over possible wine shortage french winemakers frost and freezing temperatures may destroy their grape crops plunging temperatures threatening the shibley burgundy and bordeaux regions some. Say up to fifty percent of the harvest's maybe lost finally tonight america's strong proud cafeteria worker passing the test welcomed with open arms. It was a total surprise. And all these students aligning the halls. It perry vale elementary school in edmond. Oklahoma were in on it celebrating their beloved cafeteria manager. Janet lopez this week who had just passed the test to become a us citizen and give me jail united usa. What's it cited. The riott originally from cuba lopez and her family moved to the us in twenty sixteen to seek a better life. I have a dream. Like say. Martin luther king day was come here to these great conduct making that dream a reality janet with her right hand on her heart watching the american flag in the other. I know everything about united states breath again. Everybody is island. Lotta guys. I love this country and all those kids showing their love right back the first to officially say welcome hall. It was really exciting. I good redac- great bowman and congratulations. Thanks for abc affiliate k. At oklahoma city. I'm with johnson that night that we could see the burning the just tear. It was one of the most violent attacks in american history and one that americans were afraid to discuss. Some people were threatened with their verbalize that they talked about it from. Abc audio comes a new podcast about the massacre of hundreds of black americans and why it was kept secret for a century. Listen to pulses buried truth wherever you get your podcasts.
Full Episode: Thursday, September 17, 2020
"Tonight several developing stories as we come on the air after president trump takes aim at the head of the CDC Dr. Robert Redfield what he said about a potential vaccine in time line the nation's top doctors tonight. Come to Dr Redfield Defense and what Dr Anthony Fauci is saying about when billions of Americans will likely get a vaccine the president offering his own time line much closer to the election at all of this is the US now nearly. Two hundred thousand American lives lost tonight here a reality check ABC news reaching out to the leaders, the scientists leading more than a half dozen vaccine trials. So what do they say about when there could be a vaccine and what Americans could get it also do obstacles for Schools New, York City schools, and two setback at the pastor who told members of his own congregation. They didn't have to wear masks now reportedly in the ICU battling the virus. The remnants of Hurricane Sally, the storm turning deadly Flash, flood watches, and warnings across several states. Tonight, all the way up to Virginia the Tornado Watch and the rescues still underway Rob Marciano in the storm zone the FBI director on Capitol Hill today grilled on the president's claims of voter fraud. The FBI directors answer far different and the head of the FBI pressed on the controversial comments from Attorney General William Bar overnight calling some his own justice department preschoolers. Also the AGEE's comments of the black lives matter movement and comparing lockdown because of the pandemic to slavery. New Reporting Tonight Vladimir Putin's foe from his hospital bed at new video emerging in the suspected poisoning what it could mean in the investigation and Martha Raddatz is standing by the popular Netflix's star under arrest tonight after the FBI raid at his home. At. America. Strong. Tonight the baby and the power of a mother's voice. From, ABC News World Headquarters in new. York. This is world news tonight. With. Deal. Good evening. It's great to have you with us here Thursday. We have a lot to get to that storm the remnants of Sally now turning deadly the rescues tonight and the Tornado watch up right now. But we're going to begin tonight with the coronavirus here the US and the CDC's dire new forecast that the death toll could be two, hundred, eighteen, thousand American lives by October ten. That's just three weeks from now tonight, the feud between President Trump and the scientists president trump telling Americans at the head of the CDC Dr Robert Redfield was wrong that he was confused when he said an initial vaccine could come in November or December but that it will be well into next year before millions of Americans get it the president suggesting a different line one that could mean a vaccine is ready before the election and the president claiming it would be available right away. Leaders in the medical community tonight coming to the CDC Chiefs Defense, hoping to offer the American people more realistic timeline. But it a polarized country with politics at play. Tonight what the American people are now saying about whether they even trust this vaccine is coming without political pressure and so we begin with our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. Tonight the nation's top medical experts are backing up in battled CDC director Robert Redfield as president trump calls redfield confused and mistaken about when most Americans will be able to get the CO vaccine. Redfield told Congress that even if a vaccine is approved this fall, it will take many more months before it is widely available I. Think we're probably looking at third. Late second quarter third quarter. Twenty twenty one president trump says he called redfield directly to tell him he is wrong an extraordinary rebuke to one of the top experts on his coronavirus task force I think he made a mistake when he said that I believe you was confused, the President has repeatedly suggested the vaccine would be ready before the election and available to the general public right away. We're not looking to say, Gee, and six months we're going to start giving to the general public. No, we want to go immediately but Dr Anthony Fauci said even if a vaccine is Approved this fall it likely won't be ready for the general population until the middle of next year the idea of getting the entire population that wants to get vaccinated vaccinated in a month or two that's going to be very, very difficult to do the head of Operation Warp speed the trump administration's effort to develop a vaccine. Recently said, essentially the same thing while some twenty million doses may be ready for vulnerable populations by the end of the year. For the general public, it will take considerably more time we ramp up the manufacturing of vaccine does is. To be able to up based on our plans have enough vaccine to immunize the US population. By the middle of twenty twenty, one Joe Biden says he will trust the scientists not the president president who by his own admission downplayed the threat of the virus. Meeting a staggering number Americans to die tonight the CDC projects two, hundred, eighteen, thousand Americans will have died of Covid nineteen by October tenth, but the president has been trying to convince voters. He has done a good job handling the pandemic saying the death count would be much lower if you don't count states controlled by Democrats if you take the blue states out we're. At, a level that I, don't think anybody in the world would be a it was a comment roundly condemned including by New York's senior senator what kind of demented person. Would say that those American lives don't count and Joe. Biden tweeted the job is to be president of all Americans for the love of God start acting like it, and tonight, another former member of the trump administration has turned against the President Olivia Troy who served on the coronavirus task force as Vice President Pence his Homeland Security Adviser tells the Washington. Post. That president trump has quote flat out disregard for Human Life. We were in a task force meeting presidents said, maybe this Cova thing is a good thing. I don't like shaking hands with people I don't have to shake hands with these disgusting people tonight Vice President. Pence said, troy, sounds like a quote disgruntled employees. into. Let's get to Giancarlo with us live from Washington tonight and John We know president trump has also fighting the CDC director after what Dr Redfield said about masks masks might be more effective even vaccine but there's also news coming in unmasks tonight that reports that as far back as an April, the post office was planning to mail out six hundred, fifty million masks to American families nationwide but that plan was shelved. In fact David the plan was so far along that. The Post Office actually drafted this press release back in April announcing the press just obtained by the oversight group American oversight and it details six, hundred, fifty million masks to be sent out working with the Department of Health and human. Services. The White House did not respond to our questions about why the plan was scrapped but. The Washington Post is reporting that there were concerns at the White House that the plan sending out all those mask would cause Americans to panic. David. Eric Giancarl leading off tonight John Thank you. Of course, Jon you know all of this comes the US now that new in grim milestone, the death toll nearing hundred thousand now at more than one, hundred, Ninety, seven, thousand lives lost. New York City schools suffering another setback tonight and this evening reality check right here our team reaching out to the heads of all of the major vaccine trials amid this political battle this back and forth between the president and the scientists. So what do they say about what a vaccine could come? What they told US tonight, here's our chief national correspondent Tom Yomas now. Tonight a major reality check in the race for a vaccine of the eight companies in operation warp speed. Just three vaccines are in the final stage of trials and only one Pfizer says it might know next month it's vaccine is safe and effective. We have quite the good times more than sixty percent that we were. Now if the product works or not by the end of October, but of course, mean that it works means we were know if it works. But during the telling us, they could have an answer on their vaccine by November but AstraZeneca's. US trial. Is Still. On hold waiting for a green light from the FDA after British vaccine volunteer was hospitalized the fight to get the upper hand on the virus coming as schools wrestle with reopening and tonight for parents in the country's largest school district with flash just days before reopening New York City announcing yet another delay for most students we need to make sure there's the appropriate number of educators in each school the mayor also citing a teacher shortage after another showdown with unions representing faculty and staff I feel like the parents and the students are in between the mayor and the. And I feel like we always are losing out I mean I understand that they're trying to make us safe but What we have to get into a routine, we need to move forward. Some teachers are calling for more staff and P P at five thirty two in Brooklyn. We met Sherry Bailey last month as her school was getting ready to reopen every day we have two dollars to keep students safe and to keep them learning, and now safety is more important than ever was some troubling news WYNN resorts in Las Vegas reporting nearly five hundred workers tested positive for the virus since the hotel and casino reopened. In June. The company says contact tracing found nearly all the cases were contracted outside of work and in Idaho. Pastor who told congregants, they could go without masks after reopening for services has been hospitalized with the virus in the ICU. So let's get right to Tom yomas tonight because Tom I mentioned at the top this evening that there's some new polling, what the American people think about all this and whether they actually trust this vaccine, will it be safe with her political pressure? Is actually a rushing it? That's right David and what we're learning tonight from this new survey from the Pew Research Center's at there is real concern they've found only fifty one percent of Americans will definitely or probably take the vaccine that's down from seventy two percent back in May. And more than three-quarters of those polled said, they have real concerns whether this vaccine is being rushed and whether it will be safe and effective David Thomas. Great to have you tonight and one more note on the virus. Tonight much of Europe is very concerned this evening fearing they're seeing the beginning of a second wave possibly the World Health Organization warns of quote very serious situation citing alarming rates of new transmission more weekly cases now than when the pandemic I peaked in March the UK imposing new restrictions just this week Germany Italy and Spain all seeing increases. Backyard home we're going to turn out of the FBI Director Christopher Ray on Capitol Hill today grilled on the president's claims voter fraud. The director was also pressed on what Attorney General William. Bar. Said overnight calling some of his own prosecutors at the Justice Department preschoolers and the AG also comparing lockdowns during a pandemic to slavery. Here's our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Tonight. Tonight. Despite president trump repeatedly raising concerns about the potential for mass voter fraud, the FBI director telling Congress he's seeing little evidence of such. We have not seen a today, a coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election. But what he is seeing is hard evidence of the Kremlin meddling in the US presidential election. Again, targeting Vice President Joe Biden and using social media to sow discord. He also said the FBI is investigating whether Iran and China are trying to meddle as well. The FBI director was asked about the threat of white supremacy at home he said loan domestic radicals of the deadliest with White Is being the largest group within the domestic terrorism bucket racially motivated extremists over recent years have been responsible for the most lethal activity in the US ray also asked about black lives matter. Have you seen any excessive violence that can be attributed to black lives matter I can't think of one sitting here right now ray also responding today to combative comments made by the Attorney General overnight William Bar reminding all DOJ employees they work for him and comparing some to preschoolers and as I say the FBI agents whose agent do you think you are I will say we the FBI worked for the American people bar also showed his utter disdain for the leaders of black lives matter. They're not interested in black lives they're interested in they're interested in props a small number of blacks who were killed by police during. A conflict with police Usually. Less than a dozen a year. Who they can use props to achieve a much broader political agenda and when talking about lockdowns in the pandemic bar invoked slavery, you know other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint. This is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history. Then some current and former prosecutors were offended by bars comets especially, those comparing them to preschoolers David Pierre Thomas. Thank. You the remnants of hurricane sally turning deadly now flash flood watches and a tornado threat at this hour and Rob Marciano from the storm zone tonight. Tonight more than twenty four hours after Sally, made landfall in the Gulf coast rescuers still bringing trapped families to safety. This after had to be saved from high water Wednesday many by the national. Guard. Breaking Sally was feast one hundred and five mile per hour winds and feed of rain tonight. The true scope of the damage is coming into view. Families now salvaging what they can from damaged homes and businesses. This marina is just a mess. You've got Docs eating into the sides of boats, stearns, and bows of boats crunched up against each other millions of dollars in damages in this area alone. Sally. Knocking multiple barges loose in the Pensacola area. Brian go due to his family was riding out the storm in their brand new home when the water started rushing towards them she looked back and it just coming down like a waterfall. From the backyard and she grabbed the kids Brian cutting down this fence divert the water away from the house just came out of nowhere in hard hit Orange Beach Alabama at least one person killed another still missing it's been mighty. Bay. In our state is reeling just as people are hurting. Now, what's left of Sally is spreading through the Carolinas with up to a foot of rain falling in parts of Georgia down trees all over the Atlanta Area Alba's. Shaken by it felt like a dumpster being dropped in my yard this huge oak crashing into two cars thankfully no one was hurt tragically sally approached one person was killed by another fallen tree. Rob with US live tonight from Atlanta and rob this isn't over yet. It's not you see what it did here in east. Atlanta now it's heading through the Carolinas and we still have a Tornado watch that supposed to take it out on the radar scope not only that but heavy rain it's moving up through Virginia DC. Even New Jersey. Flood watches are posted for those areas until Sally moves offshore at which time ever. Meet up with our next storm, which is Teddy. Now, a category four storms GonNa make run-up Bermuda on Sunday night and then maybe Canada and here's the watch out of all the action look at the Gulf of Mexico. A good chance of seeing this next one to develop and that won't be close to home. We'll be watching that one over the weekend. David All right Rob Marciano. Thank you. Multiple nights of great reporting. Thanks rob tonight in the West. Firefighters are recently shore up containment lines before dangerous weather returns crews in the Angeles National. Forest are putting out isolated hot spots near the Observatory Mount Wilson in Oregon tonight heat and storms are in the forecast along with a threat of lightning. They are on alert for more troubling weather there overseas. Tonight, we have new reporting Vladimir Putin's Fo- Alexei navalny recovering in a German hospital. There's new video tonight emerging in the suspected poisoning and here's Martha Raddatz. Tonight while Alexina ve only remains hospitalized in Germany new and alarming details in this deepening mystery video just released showing the Hotel Room when a volley whose biggest critic had stayed. In Siberia, colleague seen gathering the evidence including a water bottle they say a German military lab had found traces on of the same deadly nerve agent used poison Nepal. Knee eventually looking to be alive. This is one of the most potent chemical weapons over created. The hotel room searched by his supporters was launched immediately after Nova only fell violently ill on his flight to Moscow passengers recording the sound of his moaning. Before navalny was rushed to the hospital after an emergency landing and move to Germany a few days later, Germany confirmed that he had been poisoned by the military grade nerve agent Nova Chuck. The traces of the toxic agent were not found in the water itself suggesting rather that Nevada only had been poisoned before he touched the bottle and before he got to the airport. The Russians denied they had anything to do with navales poisoning, but the same type of nerve agent as has been used in a prior assassination attempt of a former. Russian. Spy who dared defy poop David Martha Raddatz more. Thank you. Staying, informed has never been more important. Get information is coming at US faster than ever. So how do you make sense of it all start here? Hey, I'm Brad milkey from ABC News in every weekday we will break down the latest headlines in just twenty minutes straightforward reporting dynamic interviews and analysis from experts you can trust always credible always solid start here from ABC News Twenty minutes every weekday on your smart speaker or your favorite podcast APP. In this pandemic, a new study showing that if you wear glasses, it might help Chinese researchers actually found a lower proportion of covid cases among those who are nearsighted it turns out those people were wearing glasses they believed the glasses actually helped protect them from the virus. The store of the Netflix show cheer was arrested today charged with production of child pornography prosecutors in. CHICAGO. Say Twenty one year old Jerry. Harris repeatedly requested sexually explicit images from to underage boys and social media. The FBI raided his Illinois attorneys for Harris did not comment funding tonight here, America strong the baby and his mother's voice. Mason. Mcmillan Board in Richmond Virginia four months. Premature wing just one pound. Among he would spend one, hundred, Fifty, eight days in the Nikki gaining strength is family and doctors though began to realize that Mason could not hear them. But this week at Vcu Children's Hospital Mace was getting fitted for his hearing aids sitting on his mother's Lap Watch Mason as about to hear his mother Lauren's voice for the first time. Mason. High. Can you hear me? Baby? Hey you hear me. He S. Good To hear me? Kaycee. D Like how everything sounds. Yeah. Makes his mother and father right here. Tonight. David all home together and all still smiling mason is so thrilled to be able to hear everything. Now, he just can't take his eyes off of whoever's speaking. Thank you so much for sharing Mason's video and telling his story to thank you. Tom. Yeah. 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