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"And Nebraska and Alejandro zombies new novel about a friendship fueled by poetry between a young man and an old paramour of his mother's You feel that you are the one who is given love later you realize that you are receiving a love to me is a really beautiful and at the same time very complex situation First our newscast today is Saturday February 12th 2022 Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Amy held The U.S. State Department is ordering most staff to leave the embassy in Kyiv as Washington warns a Russian invasion increasingly is looking potentially imminent All U.S. citizens in Ukraine have also been advised to get out immediately as an additional 3000 U.S. soldiers are set to arrive in Poland to help Americans leave Other nations including Australia Jordan the UK and Germany have advised their citizens to depart The White House is still pushing though for a diplomatic solution To that end President Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin are speaking over the phone today and NPR's Charles maines reports from Moscow Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke earlier with his Russian counterpart According to the State Department blinken made clear that a diplomatic path to resolving the crisis remained open but warned Russian aggression against Ukraine would result in a united and massive transatlantic response Meanwhile Russia said foreign minister Sergei Lavrov accused Washington of waging a propaganda campaign about a possible Russian attack la rove also reiterated complaints that western powers ignored Russian security demands regarding NATO's expansion towards its borders The stark exchange came as Russian troops continued to arrive at what the U.S. argues are invasion staging grounds to Ukraine's north south and east Charles main's in pure news Moscow Canadian police moved on to the ambassador bridge this morning to remove anti vaccine mandate protesters blocking the key crossing between Detroit and Windsor Canada The protests have inspired others across the globe including in France where police today intercepted hundreds of vehicles seeking to enter the capitol The BBC's Hugh schofield has more from Paris Since early this morning hundreds of vehicles have been moving in convoys from the outskirts towards the city center with the aim it seems of blocking the champs elysees However police are out in force and stopping any car that looks like it might be occupied by protesters by mid morning police said they'd issued more than 200 fines That's the BBC's Hugh schofield reporting from Paris A new bill in the Utah legislature is sparking fears of voter suppression from member station kui R in Salt Lake City Sonja Hudson reports it bans voting by mail as well as voter registration drives Vote by mail has been around since 2016 in Utah And top state officials generally like it including Republican lieutenant governor Dietrich Henderson who oversees elections She says the bill would disadvantage low income and rural Utah Governments should not be arbitrarily by arbitrarily I mean without good cause putting restrictions into place to make this fundamental constitutional right more difficult for people The bill's sponsor Republican representative Phil Lyman did not respond to multiple requests for comment For NPR news I'm Sonia Hudson in Salt Lake City It's NPR news Dire conditions inside a federal prison in Oregon have not improved over the course of the pandemic Oregon public broadcasting's Conrad Wilson reports the federal public defender's office says dozens of inmates say their medical needs are being ignored At the shared and federal correctional institution some cancer patients have not received treatment Inmates who attempted suicide said they did not receive mental healthcare One inmate says his only source of fresh drinking water during lengthy lockdowns is his toilet And in December a man who other inmates say was sick and requested medical care died in his cell People are dying and people are being harmed Lisa hey as Oregon's federal public defender What's most dismissing to me is that we're hearing the same kind of complaints that we've been hearing for two years And I feel somewhat helpless A spokesperson for the bureau of prisons confirmed a man died at the Sheridan prison on December 26th He is the fourth person to die at the prison in the last year For NPR news I'm Conrad Wilson in Portland Parents of children four and younger are expressing disappointment and frustration After the FDA postponed its upcoming review of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine citing lack of data The White House had said it could start shipping the shots by the end of the month Now Pfizer says not to expect the data until April U.S. snowboarder Lindsey jacobellis won her second gold medal at the Beijing Olympics today The 36 year old teamed up with 40 year old Nick baumgartner to win the mixed team snowboard cross Both athletes have broken age records with their wins I'm Amy.
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"The crisp desert air Good morning everyone Reverend Jerry hirano is with the Buddhist church of Salt Lake City We'll begin with suture chanting and then for those who would like please come around to this side for osho or incense burning Good During wakasa's 1943 funeral prisoners didn't have fresh flowers so they used paper ones The group at this ceremony walked up to a white cross on the fence one at a time and placed fresh flowers and paper flowers next to it Kyoshi ina who was born in the camp read a letter from the group Do you miss these flowers or for you We thank you for a life well lived We grieve your death Now descendants survivors and the museum are trying to heal and move forward Part of that is an evaluation of the stone and its original location by National Park Service archeologists It now sits on a wooden pallet in the corner of the museum's courtyard After the ceremony the team started assessing the site Eventually they'll compile a report to help the two groups decide what to do with the monument Nancy ukai who first found the map that led to the monuments discovery says there's still a lot of healing to be done But this day brings them one step closer Healing means learning the truth about the land here the artifact the archeology and meeting people and working together to learn that is a form of healing Duke says this was the first step in consecrating a sacred place And that too is a way to heal For NPR news I'm Sonia Hudson On the steps of New York City hall Thursday morning an early celebration for.
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"I'm korva coleman. There appears to be calm in the streets of afghanistan's capital kabul but there's chaos at the airport as thousands of afghans trying to flee. Flights have been temporarily suspended because people are flooding onto runways. Npr's michele keleman has more the us military controls the perimeter around the airport in kabul and the state department says it managed to get all us embassy personnel safely to the airport. A core group of diplomats will remain there to help american citizens and afghan who worked with the us military one official who has not to be named says. There are fewer than one hundred embassy. Staffers left from what used to be. One of america's largest diplomatic missions. Hundreds of others were evacuated. Dramatic videos are circulating on social media of afghans running alongside. Us military aircraft to try to get out. It was awful. That official says france. Germany and other allies are also evacuating embassy. Personnel michelle kellerman. Npr news washington the head of the afghan women's skills development center. Moolah suraj tells the bbc that with the taliban takeover of afghanistan the lives of afghan women and girls are most at risk. I cannot tell you how angry i am when it comes to the international effort and the way we would we would drop like hot potato. Do you know that the whole lot of these things that are happening in the provinces are being handed to the taliban and all of these things they have been a deal that was made between united states and the taliban do you know how many lives of the of the afghans and how many lives of the soldiers of this country and the taliban have been wasted because of this the former trump administration made a deal last year with the taliban to withdraw. Us troops from afghanistan that did not include the afghan government. The biden administration then set a deadline for troop withdrawal of september eleventh. The centers for disease control and prevention says the number of new cove nineteen cases is rising sharply today. New york city's vaccine mandate goes into effect. Npr's jasmine guards reports from new york the mandate comes in response to rising cuvette cases and concerns about the delta variant. Patrons will have to show either their excelsior pass. That's an app that shows vaccination status their cdc card. Some establishments are pushing back saying. They refuse to police their clientele. The government has said businesses that don't comply risk being fined. Several cities and institutions across the country have followed in. New york's footsteps starting august twentieth. San francisco will bar unvaccinated people from many indoor activities and the supreme court has allowed indiana university to require that students be vaccinated jasmine guard. Npr news new york. You're listening to npr news from washington. Thousands of firefighters continue to work in northern california to surround the dixie fire. It is burn nearly nine hundred square miles. California fire officials say it is less than one third contained that's put thousands more homes in danger and fire officials are warning. New fires could erupt given extreme heat and unstable weather. The national interagency fire center says there are ninety. seven large. fires or complex is burning mostly in the west. The state's dealing with the largest number of wildfires are idaho and montana separately in utah. Thousands of people were told evacuate to escape a wildfire near salt lake city for member station k. u. e. r. Sonia hudson has more. The fire started on the side of a freeway outside salt lake city of saturday afternoon. It spread rapidly up a hill towards several communities. Fire officials quickly called in airplanes helicopters in hand crews from multiple states to battle the blaze. By saturday night they say fire activity had become minimum. And it stayed that way. Throughout the day on sunday state officials did keep nearby reservoir closed on sunday so that helicopters could get water from it to fight the fire for npr news. I'm sonia hudson recovery efforts continue in haiti an earthquake with a seven point. Two magnitude hit on saturday killing about thirteen hundred people now. A tropical depression is supposed to sweep through the same region later today separately. The national hurricane center says tropical storm. Fred is going to make landfall on the florida panhandle late this afternoon on korva coleman. Npr news from washington..
Wildfires Continue to Blaze in the Western US
"Of firefighters continue to work in northern california to surround the dixie fire. It is burn nearly nine hundred square miles. California fire officials say it is less than one third contained that's put thousands more homes in danger and fire officials are warning. New fires could erupt given extreme heat and unstable weather. The national interagency fire center says there are ninety. seven large. fires or complex is burning mostly in the west. The state's dealing with the largest number of wildfires are idaho and montana separately in utah. Thousands of people were told evacuate to escape a wildfire near salt lake city for member station k. u. e. r. Sonia hudson has more. The fire started on the side of a freeway outside salt lake city of saturday afternoon. It spread rapidly up a hill towards several communities. Fire officials quickly called in airplanes helicopters in hand crews from multiple states to battle the blaze. By saturday night they say fire activity had become minimum. And it stayed that way. Throughout the day on sunday state officials did keep nearby reservoir closed on sunday so that helicopters could get water from it to fight the
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"I'm nora raum. Taliban fighters posed for pictures in the presidential palace in kabul. After afghanistan's president fled the country as npr's michelle kellerman reports ashraf ghani is believed to be in a neighboring central asian state in a facebook post ashraf. Ghani says he came across a hard choice. He says in order to avoid as he puts it a bleeding flood. He thought it best to get out of afghanistan. Al jazeera has published several photos of taliban fighters in what used to be a heavily guarded presidential palace in kabul. Ghani right said they now face a test and are responsible for protecting the afghan people's quote honor wealth and self esteem. The us has evacuated its embassy in kabul operating with a small group of diplomats at the airport for the time being and warning americans who remain there to shelter in place michelle kellerman. Npr news washington the vine administration is being criticized for the way events are transpiring in afghanistan. Congressman michael mccall. Texas is the top republican on the house foreign affairs committee. He said the president didn't seem to have a plan on how to remove. Us troops in an orderly fashion. The community she goes every right to make this decision. It's just once. He made the decision. We had be prepared and had a plan strategy to deal with what was going to happen. When i got the intelligence security for these In in the administration says well the ice us very grim in their assessment. They've predicted exactly what is happening today. Were as everybody else seems so surprise. Mccown called it an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions. Haiti is struggling to help. Thousands of injured and displaced residents after a devastating earthquake. The death toll climbed more than twelve hundred sunday. The seven point two magnitude quake struck southwestern haiti saturday. About seventy eight miles. West of the capital officials say that more than twelve thousand homes were damaged or destroyed more than one hundred large wildfires. Continue to burn more than a dozen western states ablaze in utah. That was initially very fast. Moving has slowed down but it still zero percent contained as many as eight. Thousand homes are under evacuation orders for member station k. u. ers sonia hudson reports. The fire started on the side of a freeway outside salt lake city of saturday afternoon. It spread rapidly up a hill towards several communities. Fire officials quickly called in airplanes helicopters in hand crews from multiple states to battle the blaze. By saturday night they say fire activity had become minimum and it stayed that way throughout the day on sunday. State officials did keep a nearby reservoir closed on sunday so that helicopters could get water from it to fight the fire for npr news. I'm sonia hudson. This is npr. A huge wildfire is burning in wooded hills outside jerusalem sending a thick cloud of smoke over the city. Several small communities were evacuated. Hundreds of firefighters from across the country are trying to bring the fire under control. The navajo nation has returned to a higher level of cova cautions amid renewed national spike in corona.
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"I'm nora raum. The taliban of entered afghanistan's capital kabul and the government. There is disintegrating afghan president shroff. Ghani has left the country at the american embassy. The flag is down and the acting. Us ambassador has been evacuated along with his staff to the airport. Npr's michelle kellerman reports. A core embassy group is working at an alternate site at the airport in kabul but officials warned that the security situation there is changing quickly so the embassy is instructing. Us citizens in afghanistan to shelter in place. Those who need assistance to leave are being asked to register online that includes the spouses and children of us citizens who are seeking immigrant visas. The biden administration has brought about twelve hundred afghans to the us in recent weeks but there are tens of thousands more seeking to flee fearing retribution from the taliban for working with the us michelle kellerman. Npr news washington. The biden administration is being criticized for the way events or unraveling. In afghanistan congressman. Michael mccall of texas is the top republican on the house foreign affairs committee. He said the president didn't seem to have a plan on how to remove. Us troops in an orderly fashion. The community she goes every right to make this decision. It's just once. He made the decision we had to be prepared and had a plan a strategy to deal with what was going to happen when i got the intelligence security police In in the administration says well the icu. Very grim in their assessment bay predicted. Exactly what is happening today. Were as everybody else. Seems so surprised. Mcconnell called it an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions. search and rescue efforts continue in haiti to find people trapped by yesterday's seven point two magnitude earthquake. The quake has killed more than twelve hundred people injured thousands more and his left an untold number homeless. Npr's jason bobi reports haitians injured in. The quake had to wait for hours for medical attention as hospitals in the island. South are struggling both with a surge in patients and damage to their own facilities officials. Say they continue to search for. People believed to still be alive and trapped in collapsed. Buildings roads remain blocked by debris along major arteries in several parts of the southwest of the country that were hit the hardest by the quake officials have declared a national state of emergency as aid groups attempt to get medical supplies water food and tarps to people who lost nearly everything in the disaster. The quake struck in a part of haiti that was ravaged by hurricane. Matthew in two thousand sixteen and is now bracing for heavy rains from a tropical depression. That's expected to arrive late monday. And into tuesday morning. Jason bobi on. Npr news port-au-prince. You're listening to npr news. More than one hundred large wildfires. Continue to burn more than a dozen western states blazin utah. That was initially very fast. Moving has slowed down but it's still zero percent contained and as many as eight thousand homes are under evacuation orders for member station k. u. e. r. sonia hudson reports. The fire started on the side of a freeway outside salt lake city on saturday afternoon. It spread rapidly up a hill towards several communities. Fire officials quickly called in airplanes helicopters in hand crews from multiple states to battle the blaze. By saturday night they say fire activity had become minimum. And it stayed that way. Throughout the day on sunday state officials did keep a nearby reservoir closed on sunday so that helicopters could get water from it to fight the fire for npr news. I'm sonia hudson. The texas supreme court ruled today that two counties in texas may not institute mask mandates in schools the counties had sued over governor greg abbott's executive order banning such mandates lower courts agreed but now the state supreme court ruled. The county's can't defy the ban while the matter is being fully litigated in court. Another hearing.
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"Live from npr news. I'm barbara klein. The taliban have moved into kabul and are now patrolling the streets most. Us embassy personnel have been transferred to the coppell airport including the us ambassador but the embassy's website says the airports taking fire and the security situation. There is deteriorating. Npr's jackie northam reports. Afghan president ashraf ghani has left the country. President ashraf ghani held emergency talks with senior u s and nato officials shortly after the taliban amassed on the outskirts of kabul his options at that point we're limited. The taliban wanted gun his resignation. He complied and left the country. They're mixed messages about who will take his place. Afghan officials say there will be a transitional government. The taliban says militants expect to complete handover of power jackie northam npr news washington former afghan president hamad karzai has issued a series of tweets. Saying he the head of the government's negotiating team abdullah abdullah and a party leader and former warlord are forming a coordinating council to prevent what they say. Chaos and better manage the affairs related to peace. It's not clear if this is a step towards an interim government or step toward handing power to the taliban parts of the west are under excessive heat warnings as more than one hundred wildfires burn. Sonia hudson of member station k. u. e. r. reports thousands have evacuated from a fast moving fire outside salt lake city utah. Amber reichert loaded up her white. Suv as she prepared to evacuate the small community of timberline she's lived in this community surrounded by pine trees for five years. It's kind of surreal. I think we always knew there was a possibility of it happening here especially with what's been going on fire wise and climate wise in recent times But it's a little bit different when it actually happens. The widespread consensus of climate scientists is that climate change makes large destructive wildfires more likely because of hotter temperatures and drier vegetation. Nearly all of utah is in the most extreme categories of drought for npr news. I'm sonia hudson incoming new york governor. Kathy ho says mask mandates for school. Children are necessary masks for kids in schools. This is something that i believe has to occur to make sure that our teachers are safe. The administrator safe and above all child parents sends off to school. Khokar told cnn. She'll remain flexible and consider all options as the pandemic changes. The cdc says an additional one hundred forty thousand. New corona virus infections were confirmed yesterday. Florida remains a hot spot. This is npr nicaragua's only newspaper with a print. Edition is no longer available. It's offices were raided by the country's security forces as the government of daniel ortega moves to shut down the opposition in the ramp up to presidential elections this fall as maria martin reports five truckloads of anti riot. Police surrounded the offices of the daily la prensa. Friday police said they were looking for evidence of customs fraud and money laundering and took over the papers installations. La prensa is owned by the chamorro family. Two of whose members are among at least thirty three opposition figures in prison by the government in the last two months reporter. Maria marten turning now to africa where ivory coast says. It's confirmed its first case of ebola in twenty five years. The bbc's sophie glass ryan reports. The case was detected in the crowded urban center of avi john. The eighteen year old woman at the center of this outbreak traveled to ivory coast by road from guinea and entered abajian three days ago. She was admitted to hospital with a fever and is now. Receiving treatment is the first case of a bowler a severe and often fatal illness in the west african nation since nineteen ninety-four dr matt cd. So moeti of the world health organization said the new outbreak was of immense concern because it has appeared in the densely populated city of abbey. John the bbc's sophie glass rhine. And i'm barbara klein npr news..
"sonia hudson" Discussed on NPR News Now
"Burn in the us in utah. Thousands have evacuated from a fast moving fire outside salt lake city from member station k. U. e. r. Sonia hudson has more amber reichert loaded up her white suv as she prepared to evacuate the small community of timberline. She's lived in this community surrounded by pine trees for five years. It's kind of surreal. I think we always knew there was a possibility of it happening here especially with what's been going on fire wise and climate wise in recent times But it's a little bit different when it actually happens. The widespread consensus of climate scientists that climate change makes large destructive wildfires more likely because of hotter temperatures and drier vegetation. Nearly all of utah is in the most extreme categories of drought for npr news. I'm sonia hudson. Us officials say an unprecedented number of migrants is showing up at the southern border. Maria martin reports climate change is contributing. More than eight million people across el salvador. Guatemala and honduras are in need of aid in twenty twenty one according to the us office on humanitarian assistance. This is a sixty percent increase. As compared to early. Twenty twenty growing poverty climate change the covert nineteen pandemic and chronic violence in the region are among contributing factors in honduras. Food insecurity has grown from eight percent of the population prior to the pandemic to twenty one percent while iwakuma one in five people suffer from critical access to food a situation which is only growing worse according to the un report for npr news. I'm mighty martin and you're listening to npr news. India is celebrating seventy five years of independence from british rule. Today and in a speech from new delhi prime minister narendra modi praised healthcare workers fighting covert nineteen cases. How fallen sharply from the springtime wave. That's all hospitals. Run out of oxygen and beds a once. Rural parish in britain has an unusual and perhaps coveted problem. It has too much money. Vicki barker has more from london in fifteen. Twenty five one. Richard wright bequeathed some land to his cambridge area parish for the upkeep of the church clock then cutting edge technology this past year the parish sold part of the land in nearby cambridge university whose sprawl has now reached its outskirts for twenty. Six million dollars. Problem is under the terms of the trust. The money must be spent in the home village of full born so far. The trustees have bought new. It equipment for the village school floodlights for the local tennis court and they're installing solar panels and a new heating system in the church itself but the times of london report. That's barely put a dent in the cash mountain. It suggests. some of the money should go towards a statue commemorating that sixteenth century benefactor for npr news. I'm vicki barker. In london tyler gilbert of the arizona diamondbacks ended last night's victory over the san diego padres with a claim on baseball history becoming the first pitcher in nearly seven decades to throw a no hitter in his first major league start. I made me held in washington. And you're listening to npr news..
Thousands Flee Homes As Utah Wildfire Advances
"Parts of the West are under excessive heat warnings as more than 100. Wildfires burn in the U. S. In Utah, thousands have evacuated from a fast moving fire outside Salt Lake City. From member station K U ER Sonia Hudson has more Amber Reicher loaded up her white SUV as she prepared to evacuate the small community of timber line She's lived in this community is surrounded by pine trees for five years. It's kind of surreal. I think we always knew there was a possibility of it happening here, especially with what's been going on fire wise and climate wise in recent times, um, but it's a little bit different when it actually happens. The widespread consensus of climate scientists is that climate change makes large destructive wildfire is more likely because of hotter temperatures and drier vegetation. Nearly all of Utah is in the most extreme categories of drought for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hutson,
California's "Uber law" could affect millions of workers
"Assembly bill five baby five is the shorthand isn't even the law out here yet. It's the bill. The legislature passed earlier this week that would oblige rideshare companies like lift an uber declassified drivers employees. He's not independent contractors. We told you about a couple of days ago anyway. It's not even the law yet but lawsuits have already been filed in the meantime though drivers are still trying to make a living in the GIG economy lift changed. Its rules not too long ago to get more money to drivers in congested areas but not everybody loves that from K. Q. E. D. Sonia Hudson has more for around four years ago. Lifts started paying drivers a bonus to go to areas where there was a lot of demand for rides but not enough cars like North Oakland during rush shower and under that system drivers would get a fair multiplier say one point four times what they would normally earn on that ride you would for those hours. Ours is difficult as they were that you would make a decent hourly rate for those. That's Lawrence wigger. She's been driving part time for left for the past five years. We're sitting in her car. In Oakland where she lives in likes to drive swagger says under the old system she could make around two hundred dollars a week driving two hours during rush shower every day or about twenty dollars an hour then lift came up with a new payment system for areas where there's high demand for drivers and called it personal power power zones now. I think I would be lucky to make one hundred dollars swagger as part of a group called GIG workers rising which says it works with more than nine hundred drivers in California -fornia in as opposed to the switch. We actually jokingly call them. Personal poverties zones the new system uses flat rate bonuses say a four dollar are bonus regardless of the length of the ride under the old system swagger could sometimes make twelve dollars bonus on a thirty dollar ride and now sometimes it. Max Out out at four dollars so four dollars instead of twelve dollars is obviously ridiculous. Incentive Uber uses a combination of flat. Ah Bonuses like personal power zones and percentages like the old lift system lift wouldn't make anybody available for an on the record interview but the company maintains while bonuses are smaller more drivers are getting them lift says that personal power zones were designed to be more predictable stable equitable and stable for writers to when when it comes to pricing lift points out the change hasn't driven up fares and that's true for writer jared. Lee do a music composer who uses both lifting Uber and Oakland during rush hour. I haven't noticed a big difference in fact La- do only learned about the change in lifts driver bonuses when I mentioned it to him. He says he's concerned about drivers is but that the new information is probably not going to deter him from using uber or left. I would use it more to get from back to my house so I probably would still use one of them because I don't want to do. The work. Lift says on average driver earnings across the country have increased over the last two years but it doesn't release rot brought earnings data. Tom White is an analyst who follows lift for the Financial Services Company. Da Davidson. He says that the change generally resulted in drivers seeing their payouts reduced. How does he figure that. Lift takes a percentage of all fares and white says that the company's been taking about eight percent more or from those fares over the last two years you know the main contributor to that increase is that drivers are earning less than than they used to lift argues the addition of bike computer services accounts for the increase it takes one hundred percent of the fees on those since there's no driver to pay but white says bikes and scooters are only a small share of of lifts overall business not enough to account for that eight percent increase white says the reality is lifted trying to make a profit lift loss more than nine hundred million dollars last year. You know investors won't be patient forever. The company went public. This year and white says lift is keen to demonstrate to shareholders. It does have a plan to become profitable double eventually. The question for drivers is whether working for lift is still profitable enough for
Sirius XM to Buy Pandora in Bet on Streaming Music
"Satellite radio giant Sirius XM announced today. It's acquiring Oakland based Pandora cake Sonia. Hudson reports. This all-stock deal is valued at three point five billion dollars in a joint statement, Sirius XM and Pandora officials said the aquisition creates the world's largest audio entertainment company. The statement also said leveraging Sirius' subscription based service with pen Dora's ad based system will help drive growth for anyone paying attention to the two companies this move shouldn't come as a surprise more than a year ago, Sirius XM invested four hundred and eighty million dollars into Pandora that allowed the company to pick three members of Pandora's board of directors. The acquisition deal is expected to close in two thousand nineteen and still needs to be reviewed by antitrust regulators. There's no word yet on whether the company will stay in Oakland, or if current employees will be
Dallas officer faces manslaughter charge in apartment shooting
"A Dallas police officers likely facing manslaughter charges after she shot and killed a black man in his apartment Thursday night. Christopher Connelly of member station. K E R A reports. She allegedly mistook the man's apartment for her own. The Dallas police department has not yet named the officer. But police chief you Rene hall says she was a white woman a five year veteran who was off duty but still in uniform when she entered the apartment of Twenty-six-year-old Botham Shem, gene, it's not clear what interaction was between them her in the victim. But at some point she fired her weapon striking victim Jean died in the hospital. The department is testing the officers blood for alcohol and drugs, she was placed on leave while the shooting is being investigated. Meantime, mourners are calling for accountability. When police
U.S. attorney general issues order to speed up immigrant deportations
"Attorney general Jeff Sessions is try To speed up deportations sessions, is ordering immigration judges to limit, continuances or delays in removal proceedings to only cases. Where there is evidence of good 'cause he says the interim. Order would. Be an important check on the authority of immigration judges and would, prohibit them, from granting, continuances for any reason or for no reason at all
Beware Pets, Your Owners May Be Using You To Get Opioids, Warns FDA
"Newly published study from the university of Colorado show some pet, owners, may be, intentionally hurting their animals in order to get access to their opioid pain medications mountain west news. Bureaus alley Buckner has more on the study which appears in the American journal of. Public health really ten is with the Colorado school of public. Health, at c. you an sheds she helped lead the study which surveyed nearly two hundred Colorado veterinarians thirteen percent believed that a, pet owner in their practice had actually harmed an animal. To obtain, opioids for their own use veterinary opioids are no, different than those prescribed for humans Tenny says this area of medicines. Been overlooked the opioid epidemic and she says that needs to, change in a statement FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says. Quote, it's important, to understand the role veterinarians who stock in administer these drugs play in combating, the abuse and, misuse of pain medications for NPR news I'm
Northern California wildfire threatens thousands of buildings, kills at least 6
"About a new report from the Boston Globe. That found that federal air marshals could be watching you. Even if you're not on any watch list they don't. Know why they're following these. People and they think. It might be all evil and when country music star Kenny Chesney saw the devastation in the Virgin Islands caused. By the hurricanes last year. He decided to help out and to sing about it this album isn't necessarily about the devastation or the destruction it's about the moving forward. That's all coming. Up but first this news Live from NPR. News in Washington I'm Janine Herbst the death toll from the massive wildfire burning in northern California near reading has grown to at least six, Chester county sheriff Tom. Sankoh says the latest victim who. Has not been dented was found in a burned out house in the car. Fire and that seven people are still. Listed as missing tens of thousands have been evacuated and but Cinco says heating those orders is. Essential just because you may not see smoke or flames does. Not mean there is not a danger we try to get out ahead to get the people out I so then the large heavy equipment pieces can come in safely. Officials say it could be a while before people are allowed back home the fire has burned one hundred thirty nine, square miles it's still only five percent contained more than five hundred buildings have been. Destroyed thousands of others are at risk President Trump's tweet. About a meeting that he had recently with the publisher. Of the New York Times. NPR's Eric Kennedy reports. The president, and the The publisher. Differ though about how to characterize their conversation times publisher EG souls Bergerson a statement that he went to the White House. To meet Trump on July twentieth and that the meeting was off the record that's why the times didn't previously report about their conversation but on Sunday morning Trump tweeted that he met with Salzburger and said they quote spent much, time, talking about the vast amounts of fake news being put out by the media in response souls Berger says he met. With the president to express his concerns about what he called. Deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric he said the president's rhetoric is being used by foreign leaders to justify crackdowns on journalists and putting lives at risk, on Sunday afternoon Trump. Released a new series of tweets. Criticizing journalists and calling them unpatriotic Mary Kennedy NPR news Washington Israel has released. A Palestinian teen activist who served eight. Months in prison for hitting is really soldiers outside her home in the West Bank NPR's Daniel. Estrin, reports the case has drawn wide so Spread, attention seventeen, year old I had, spoke to, reporters and, activists in her village of Nabi solar power to the people she said the people can decide their way of resistance with. Her long frizzy blond hair I had to Mimi became an internationally recognized. Symbol She was recorded kicking and slapping, to Isreaeli soldiers outside her home. In the Israeli-occupied West Bank after the video went viral. Angering many Israelis she was arrested she and her. Mother who posted the video online served eight months in prison for. Assault and encouraging violence asked if she'd do it. Again hits soldiers the way she did she said she, couldn't say much for fear of rearrest many Israelis see to me as a. Violent provocateur. Many, Palestinians say, she represents a defiant young generation of Palestinian youth one of many who have been jailed by Israel Daniel estrin NPR news nubby solid in the West Bank and you're listening to NPR news from Washington from k. q. e.. D. news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire officials say twelve thousand firefighters have been deployed to fight the. Seventeen blazes burning across the state today that includes local state and federal firefighters, as well. As inmate firefighters and mutual aid assistance from across The country Lynn Mitch, off with Cal, fire says some crews have come from as far as New Jersey in Maryland we have quite a few. From the west already here Zona Colorado, Nevada. Oregon they're already. Here s the thing but to get the one from the east coast is a tremendous help too much off says Cal fire officials consider, a multitude of factors when allocating. Firefighters including fire activity and accessibility as you just heard. From NPR the massive car fire in Shasta county. Has taken another life according to Shasta county sheriff Tomba's Sankoh the. Victim was told to evacuate but did not leave. Their home so far the blaze has killed six people, scorched nearly ninety thousand acres and is just five percent contained Sonia Hudson has. More from. Reading, out in, an, evacuation zones the fire has scorched entire hillsides and valleys it's a landscape of blackened earth still smoldering in some areas with bits of ash flying around like snow flurries fire officials say containment Numbers have stayed low the last, couple of days, because they've been focusing on solidifying, existing fire lines and protecting homes I meet Casey Corcoran in an. Evacuation zone in the small community of ago he's a. Firefighter with, the, Butte. County fire department he's been working, the car fire since Monday what we do we get out there we'll start cutting down brush, clearing wood piles. Just getting anything out of the way that might be a hazard that. Will help us when the fire hits Corcoran's also been to the front line of the fire several times and he says sometimes the. Giant flames get so close to, the firefighters that they have to pull back. From the line I'm only Hotson, Kiwi dean is we'll have more on the wildfires in California throughout the.
Massive wildfires are scorching California
"News steps up to defend its White House. Bureau colleagues, his payback for Obama era As a member of. The White House. Press, pool FOX stands firmly with CNN on this issue of access. It's coming up after this My from NPR news in Washington I'm Janine Herbst in northern California the. Massive wildfire around reading continues to burn Sonia Hudson from member, station k. q. e., d. visited an evacuation zone for the car fire earlier today I've been driving around in evacuation zone near, reading and in that area the car fires burned entire hillsides landscapes completely blackened ashes flying. Around like snow. Flurries also in that area there's a, lot of homes that. Have been completely burned to the ground by the fire they're. Totally flattened there's lots of melted and twisted metal but the fires burn so randomly one house. On a street could be totally fine and the other could. Be totally burned to the ground and tens. Of thousands have been evacuated many are wondering when they'll be able to go home. Spokesman Chris Harvey says it could be, a while your safety and the safety of the fire in law enforcement cruise is number one and in order to ensure that safety we. Have to. Make sure all the roads continue to be closed and. Open only to law enforce And fire traffic. And that means that you're you're. Not likely to be allowed to go home anytime soon the fire is still only five percent contained jury secretary Steve Mnuchin says the economy. Will continue to see strong growth for the next several years, of you contrary to, many economists and here's Mary Kennedy reports figures released Friday show the economy grew four point one percent in, the second quarter the latest growth rate is the highest one in nearly four years and. On Fox News. Sunday Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to, expect more of the. Same we can only project a couple of years in the. Future but I think we're well on this path for several years he predicted four or five. Years of sustained three percent growth many economists are sceptical that. Current rates will continue though Federal Reserve officials. Told congress this month that they project GDP growth rates of under three percent next. Year and lower in twenty twenty and, the ongoing trade fight also has the potential to limit growth merit Kennedy NPR news Washington Dave before Zimbabwe holds historic, elections longtime former ruler Robert Mugabe gave a surprise press conference. At his mansion today supporting the opposition and fears ater Peralta. Has more Mugabe's sits on a green office chair in Zibo in the middle of his vast estate he's been here since the military forced him to resign in November and he lets it. Be known that he will not be voting for Emmerson Mnangagwa who staged what, he calls, a, coup, I That means Mugabe the. Man who ran the ruling party for almost four decades will be voting for the opposition Mugabe who violently squash. Dissent says he now hopes that Zimbabweans will be able to. Return to quote constitutionality people he says should be able to. Vote freely and fairly NPR news Herati and you're listening to NPR, news from Washington from news I'm Jeremy Siegel fire crews from across the state continued. To battle the massive, car, fire in. Shasta county the blazes scorched, more than eighty nine thousand acres killed five people and destroyed. More than five hundred buildings officials say the blaze is just five percent contained Danielle Vinton reports meteorologists are warning. Conditions could intensify later this afternoon on Saturday the layer of smoke, over the fire was so thick at shaded the fire from the sun cooling the ground and actually producing the intense and. Unpredictable Fire behavior but at a briefing this morning Alex, Huynh fire meteorologist for the car fire warned that clearer skies today could spell trouble Potential bird Asian Heard more Hoon's worried the fire could become what's known as, plume dominated meaning the power of the fire would be greater than the power of, the winds making it very hard to know how the fire. Will behave fire meteorologist will be monitoring the blaze throughout the day to advise crews as needed. In reading I'm Daniel. Vinton news the car fighter isn't the only wildfire burning. In California, in fact there are seventeen blazes across. The state Cal, fire spokesman Scott McLean says the agencies had to dole out more than a hundred fourteen million dollars on resources in the past month and with fire season coming early this year McLean says he expects those numbers. To rise it's gonna. Be expensive, I mean there's gonna be a significant cost involved just because of the activity we've been. Dealing with as far as these fires I mean like two months early The. Size of the amount of them. There's gonna, be, a big Bill McLean says well the amount of. Money Cal fire spending is large they do..
Polar bear killed after attacking cruise ship employee
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jim hawk thousands of firefighters in northern California are battling a massive wildfire that has killed five people. Sonia Hudson of member station k. q. e. d. reports the blaze is now scorched more than one hundred thirty. One square miles fire officials are calling the car fires behavior, unprecedented. It's moving in ways they've never seen before and that makes it extraordinarily difficult to control. There's more than thirty five hundred people fighting the fire, but even still many firefighters have been on duty for more than forty eight hours at a time in evacuated area. The fire has scorched entire hillsides. A thick layer of smoke has prevented firefighters from using a lot of helicopters and airplanes to drop water and fire retardant. The fire has burned into the city of reading home to about ninety five thousand people and several outlying communities. Shasta county sheriff says more than thirty. Eight thousand people have been displaced that's filled up several evacuee. Nations centers and more are continuing to open for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson President Trump has cheered a meeting of his top national security advisers to address threats to the November's midterm elections NPR's, Amy held reports. It comes as intelligence agencies. Warn Russia will try to target the process once again in a statement. The White House said safeguards for the elections have been in place since Trump took office and that the president has made it clear. His administration will not tolerate foreign interference. But critics have questioned that clarity, notably in Helsinki this month when Trump stood next Ladimir Putin and appeared to side with the Russian president, who denies the interference over the assessment of his own intelligence agencies. Recently state elections officials asked the White House to help rebuild voter confidence with less than four months until the midterms. The White House says the administration is providing cybersecurity assistance at both the state and local levels. Amy held NPR news, Washington. The Turkish president has accused Washington of engaging in psychological warfare, saying Turkey will not back down over its treatment of an American clergyman. This after President Trump called for Turkey to release American pastor, Andrew Brunson immediately the BBC's Steve Jackson has more underground since spent twin to on months in it took his prison, accused of supporting could as rebels and the group blamed for trying to a very president Adwa one Mr. Brunson was transferred to house arrest on Wednesday, but President Trump responded with a threat to the Turkish authorities saying the past should be freed altogether. All sanctions would be imposed physical tattoo on has now decided to up the ante warning the United States to change his attitude or lose a strongman, sincere partner, the BBC's Steve Jackson reporting Indonesia's. Disaster response agency says at least three people have been killed in a magnitude six point, four earthquake that struck Lombok island, early Sunday, the island not far from the tourist destination of Bali. This is NPR. A polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on a group of Arctic islands. The cruise company said the polar bear was shot dead by another employee and what was called an act of self-defense Arctic tourism to the region has risen sharply in the last few years with eighteen cruise ships at the dock of the Arctic port in the next week, some levity this weekend and Montreal Canada, where the annual just for laughs, comedy festival is in full swing. NPR's. Elizabeth Blair reports, Tiffany haddish has received the award for comedy person of the year. Tiffany had a screw up in foster care. She got emotional, accepting the award in front of a room, full of comedians. Many of whom she said helped her when she was trying to make it in stand up, but barely had enough money for food just for laughs is the largest comedy festival in the world, attracting both fans agents and TV networks, scouting for talent, Hannah Gatsby from Australia, won an award for her Netflix special in which he talks about the job. Of a stand up comedian on my, you'll food tents, and then I make you laugh and you like, oh, thanks for that. Feeling a bit tense just for laughs was recently bought by reality TV host Howie Mandel after one of the original co, founders, resigned. Amid sexual misconduct allegations, Elizabeth Blair NPR news, Montreal. The three week tour de France concludes on Sunday with team skies. Garin Thomas still holding a nearly two minute lead over second-place, Tom Dumoulin sky teammate, Chris Frewin finishes. Third, Sunday stage Twenty-one is largely ceremonial. I'm Jim hawk NPR news in Washington.
Tech firms should be made liable for 'fake news' on sites: UK lawmakers
"Change at any moment but we are. Even seeing fire. Tornadoes I'm so it was very very extreme you could potentially see any kind of fire. Behavior out here it really is dependent on the weather and Anthony says hot and, windy conditions, today could Fuel more extreme fire behavior for NPR news I'm Sonia Hudson in, Shasta county British lawmakers are planning to announce tomorrow. Recommendation that the UK government increase oversight of social media like Facebook and other tech firms as Larry Miller reports from London a parliamentary committee wants the firms to be made liable for harmful and misleading material on their sites house of Commons committee report says. The unregulated social media, landscape is like the wild west hit claims Britain faces a democratic crisis with voters manipulated and targeted with, print issues views the committee investigated disinflation, and its impact on the referendum it. Also considered possible Russian interference, the report. Recommends social media regulation and a Levy on companies to finance. Digital literacy earlier this month Facebook was fine by the, UK's information Commissioner for providing you User data to Cambridge which was then. Used to influence voters, to support Brexit for, NPR, news I'm Larry. Miller in London the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul. Manafort begins Tuesday as NPR's Amy. Held reports special counsel Robert Muller has submitted a long list of potential witnesses Manafort has pleaded, not guilty to tax and Bank fraud charges related to income from, Ukrainian clients the charges largely predate the time Manafort worked on the Trump campaign but arose during Muller's. Investigation into Russian election interference of, the thirty five people on the potential witness list Rick, gates manafort's, former business, partner and Trump campaign aide, is expected to be a key. Witness gates was, indicted at, the same time as Manafort but. His pleaded guilty to charges related. To conspiracy to hide millions of dollars and to lie to investigators about it he's cooperating with prosecutors. Amy held NPR news Washington this is NPR this is w NYC in New York I'm Lance lucky Rudy Giuliani says the late New York City politician and powerbroker who convinced him to run, for mayor was his staunchest ally and greatest defender the former mayor was. Among the mourners guy Molinari's. Funeral mass today at Our Lady Queen, of peace Roman Catholic church on, Staten Island Molinari died on. Wednesday at the age of eighty nine the lifelong Staten. Island residents served as a state assemblyman and five term congressman in the nineteen eighties he was. Also borough president a Philippine court. Has granted a US government requests to extradite a Filipino doctor suspected by US authorities of being an Islamic state group sympathizer and plotting bombings. And shootings in New York City concert venues subway stations and Times Square the court ordered Russell. Lingerie Salik to be extradited to the US to, face the charges Selleck who's denied the charges can appeal the ruling solid allegedly sent about four hundred dollars from the. Philippines to an undercover, FBI agent posing as, an, Islamic extremist to. Help fund the Planned attacks according to court documents made public in New York The arena where the NBA's Brooklyn nets and the NHL New York Islanders play is. The latest venue to make plastic, straws thing of the past Brooklyn's Barclays center said this week it will switch to starless drink lids. Or, straws made from composed able alternative materials by next. Year Nassau Coliseum on Long Island will also drop plastic straws they're the latest partners in a movement to eliminate plastic straws because of harmful environmental impacts the city of Seattle along with Starbucks Mariot Hilton Hyatt. And American Airlines have, also announced plans to abandon plastic straws Barclay center and Nassau Coliseum estimate their. Straw bands will divert more than five million straws. From landfills each year WNYC support. For NPR comes from Babbel a, European, made, language learning program babbled teaches practical conversation in Spanish French German and other languages available in the app store. Or online at b. a. b. b. e. l. dot com.