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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
"sonia hudson" Discussed on NPR News Now
"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..
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,
"sonia hudson" Discussed on KCRW
"Infections low until the vaccine is available. Additionally, all college students in the state will be required to get tested for covert 19 each week for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson in Salt Lake City. The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm ADA is gaining strength after making landfall on the Florida Keys. The storm is expected to briefly become a hurricane as it meanders in the Gulf of Mexico this week. Forecasters warn ADA will double back and strike the Florida mainland, but probably as a weaker tropical storm. On Corvo Coleman NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include I Drive with remote PC, providing remote access to pieces Max and servers from anywhere. Assisting those working from home and also enabling remote assistance for customers at Rome OPC dot com. Well. Good morning and welcome to morning edition on Monday, November 9th 2020, It's been quite a weekend. Coming up. Brazil's president, rooted openly for President Trump in the US election. That may have been a political mistake. It's not even smart, too. Just not hedge your bets at all right? Brazil's leader also failed to congratulate President elect Biden on his victory or on that story. Just ahead here on K C. R W You're listening to K C R W Now let's take it to the next level. Discover viper treatment curated invitations and special access to your favorite shows the benefits of.
"sonia hudson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the fax about Covad, 19 are sobering. United States accounts for 4% little bit over 4% of the world's population, and we're 25% of the world's diagnosed cases. That might be something we could dismiss as well. We have more testing where Richard Country, more people have access, But deaths don't lie, and we have 1/4 of the world's deaths to date from covert 19. Los Angeles is taking what the mayor calls Ah, hard paws on reopening certain businesses. That includes movie theaters, theme parks, restaurants and bowling alleys. Three states are holding primaries elections today. They include Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah. From member station kur in Salt Lake City, Sonia Hudson reports that Utah's vote will be conducted almost entirely through mail in balance. Four Republican candidates are vying for the first open seat for governor since 2000 for Utah hasn't elected a Democratic governor since 1980 so whoever wins the primary will likely win in November. Recent polls have put Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox at the head of the pack. Following close behind is former governor Jon Huntsman, who ran for president in 2012 and served as US ambassador to China and Russia. Voters are also choosing which of four Republican candidates will go up against vulnerable Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams. He's a first term representative who won in 2018 by less than 700 votes and helped flip the U. S House. For NPR News. I'm Sonia Hudson in Salt Lake City. Enter listening to NPR news. President Trump's campaign is suing Pennsylvania Secretary of State and Election officials over their vote by mail procedures. Pennsylvania's primary was a month ago. The suit alleges. Voting by mail threatens election security and risks Voter disenfranchisement. Emily Previn E of member station has more Pennsylvanians cast more than 1.5 million ballots during the primary, a 13 fold increase attributable to the pandemic, civil unrest and the advent of no excuse melon voting. To try to manage the avalanche of ballots. Some counties offered drop off points away from their main election offices. The lawsuit contends that practice runs afoul of state law. And is seeking a band before the general election, among other remedies. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party issued a news release criticizing the case and fly to the president's past statement against increasing funding for mail in voting because he says, it would likely be a disadvantage to Republicans. Emily Previn, the reporting Chinese legislative body has passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong. It will criminalize many types of dissent and imposed long prison terms on anyone in Hong Kong accused of secession. King of Belgium has expressed regret over the violence carried out by citizens and troops of his country when they ruled over what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the letter, the King expressed his deepest regrets over acts of violence and cruelty. A letter sent to Congo. Lee's president, Felix Security comes on the 60th anniversary of Congo's independence. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors.
"sonia hudson" Discussed on Here & Now
"From NPR and WBZ. I'm Jeremy Hobson. I'm Peter o'dowd this is here now. It is Super Tuesday and fourteen states are voting including Utah. Was Salt Lake City resident. Willard Krahn says he's all in for Senator Bernie Sanders. I voted for him for the Medicare for cancelling student debt for tipping the scales in favor of the Working Class Samantha. Bartholomew supports former vice president. Joe Biden didn't like everything Obama did but I knew he was a good person so biden was on his team by is probably a good person to Sonia. Hudson is politics reporter for K. U. E. R. and Salt Lake City where Senator Sanders held a rally. Yesterday he easily won the state. In the Twenty Sixteen Democratic Caucuses Sonia. Welcome Hi and so boating is underway in Utah. What have you noticed so far today? Yes so here Bernie. Sanders is kind of the the favorite to win but a lot of people are complaining about how all of these other candidates have dropped out that they may be wanted to support And it's kind of actually reignited this debate here about whether or not we should have ranked choice voting when you can. You can rank your choices. One two three so if your preferred candidate drops out you can still have a vote for someone else that you like. So are you saying that you've noticed some fresh energy on the moderate side for Joe Biden or a Michael Bloomberg? How are they doing in the state So there was actually a new poll. That just came out a couple of days ago that put Bloomberg at the top of the pile for the first time all other polls up until now have put sanders at the top by a pretty wide margin and yeah this this poll by Sway Abo- put Bloomberg at twenty nine percent by net twenty seven sanders at twenty two. That's Sonia Hudson. She's politics reporter for K. U. E. R. in Salt Lake City by the way twenty nine delegates up for grabs in the Democratic primary today. So when you thanks so much thank you. Well let's turn now to NPR political correspondent Mahala. Who is traveling with the Biden Campaign? She joins us from a bus in Oakland California asthma. That's right Hi Jeremy and if it's a little noisy that's why we're currently on route tour next destination understand that Joe Biden is actually not on your bus but maybe traveling in the same general vicinity. You're at the rally last night where Amy Klobuchar and people to judge endorsed Biden. Buddha's actually endorsed right before that rally but both had quit their campaigns. You've been with Biden. What would a good day for him today at all? I think we should just point out. Those endorsements in addition to an endorsement from from congressman better will work who had.
"sonia hudson" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Think the Democrats make a mistake when they Outraged time and time again. If everything is outrage the nothing is an outrage. So the big issue I think relates to witnesses and the discussion of witnesses. At the voter witnesses that counts is going to be after opening arguments. My guess is today. They have lots emotions on witnesses. We've all told them we're not going to deal with that now. We're we're going to deal with that after opening arguments just like during the Clinton processed Utah Republican Senator Mitt Romney speaking yesterday on CNN. Well joining us now from Salt Lake City Utah. Utah is Sonia Hudson Politics Reporter for K. U. E. R. Utah's NPR station Sonia. It's good to have you high. So how has Senator Romney's role in this impeachment and the trial how's that been playing amongst Utah voters yet so you are like the rest of the country really split on impeachment There was a a poll back in late December late November and early December that showed forty three percent of utahns I thought that Congress should remove trump. Forty seven percent said they shouldn't And that split is actually somewhat surprising in a really really republican state. And so oh I think you kind of see split reactions on How Mitt Romney has been been handling the impeachment process? Will you in that clip. He said The key the vote that counts regarding witnesses in the trial is going to be the one after opening arguments. What was he what do you? What do you think he was? Meaning he means there so he issued a statement the night before impeachment proceedings began on on Monday night he issued a statement that said he would not doc vote on calling witnesses until after opening arguments. we've heard that from some other moderate Republican senators as well And so he. He's stuck with that that he voted against You know democratic pushes yesterday to call witnesses into subpoenaed documents And he has said that he wants to hear from witnesses specifically we former national security adviser John Bolton and so we'll see we'll see if he sticks with that and and votes to call those witnesses David. Do we know if such votes is going to happen after opening arguments. Well I think there will be a vote but we don't know exactly what it will look like you know who might be called or whether there'll be there's a talks. The horse trading where Democrats might say they will be happy to allow Republicans to call. Hunter Biden Exchange for calling John Bolton for example in some sort of tit for tat but we don't know what the resolution will look like or you know how things will look after. We've heard the arguments and I think McConnell is hoping that his caucus will hear the opening arguments. Say We've got enough here here to decide. We don't need here anymore. Let's move on right. We'll Sonia limitless turn back to the fact that As we heard Senator Romney has been the most vote one of the most vocally critical Republican senators of critical of the president. Has that Sort of re rebounded it on him in any way in Utah Yeah so Romney and the president have a really interesting relationship going back to twenty sixteen. You Know Romney was one one of the most vocal critics of President trump while he was running and has continued to be But they have worked together on some things more. Recently they had a discussion the White House about the youth vaping crisis which is One of Romney's biggest issues and You know trump does not have a very high approval rating here in this very republican state. It's about fifty just above fifty percent So that's somewhat surprising. Also and so you definitely see some people who you really like that. Senator Romney stands up to trump. And you have some people that are really big supporters of the president. Who Don't like that? He's being critical. It's pretty split. I think is the big takeaway here. We'll listen let's hear from a Utah. HERSELF CATHERINE CALLING FROM VINEYARD UTAH. You're on the Air Katherine. Hi thanks for taking my call I'm a constituent of Senator Romney and Senator Lee and I'm part of a grassroots organization called Mormon women for Ethical government and we've been actively actively pushing for our senators to vote for a free and fair trial and last week we delivered over a thousand letters to forty three senators Forty three states and a we are not backing down. But we're also a nonpartisan organization And my main purpose in calling was to correct the popular misconception that Romney and Lee they are going to have to act against their interests support witnesses and this isn't the case because as a reporter said there is some push here in the state for an open and fair trial and we believe in fair play as a people here. Yeah well Catherine then what did you make of Senator Romney in day one of the trial trial. I mean he pretty much voted entirely along party. Lines in the dozen or so amendments that came up for a vote yes it was a little bit disappointing eighteen but we do still have hope that he believes in in fairness and is is willing to stand up for For the rule of law Catherine. Thank you so much for that call Sony. Did you want to respond to Catherine. Yeah I I wanted to. Also point out you know Rami does have a certain amount of freedom to kind of do what he thinks is right. he's not up for re election until twenty twenty four and So you know talking about that push to to do what's right He has he has a little bit more freedom than some other senators to vote his conscience. And you know he will also be seventy five by the time. His reelection runs around so oh comes around and so he may not even want to run for reelection so he has a little bit more flexibility than some other senators. We've been talking about this hour will soon you Hudson in politics reporter at K. U. E. R. Utah's NPR station speaking to us from Salt Lake City. So when you thank you so much thank you all right. Let's go to Marco who's calling from Omaha Nebraska Brassica Marco. You're on the air. Hi this is Marco and I'm calling from Omaha Nebraska and basically. I'm I'm not taking any position on the issue but I would like to remind your listeners as well as anybody else that is a vote or in the United States to contact their Direct phone line in Congress which is every tool to for Washington. DC and then the number two to four three one to one. I repeat two O two two two four three one to one they will have access. This direct is is to their Senator Congressman. And there's actually a personal response and you can tell him first of all Your position and secondly see. How your your Senator is standing on this very very important as well mark mark thank you for that. Good reminder how even in the age of digital media how getting on the phone in Washington still might be a really effective way of getting in touch with your senator but Marco from Omaha thank you so much for that call. Well Okay so David Graham. We've got a couple of minutes left with you here and I just WanNa play to more bits of tape from from day one of the of the Senate trial yesterday so so first of all here is White House. Counsel Pat Simple Ernie yesterday saying that House Democrats allegations of obstruction. Obstruction is quote ridiculous that the president deserves a vigorous defense. They come here and they ask you to do what they refuse to do for themselves. They had a court date and they withdrew the subpoena. They evaded decision. And they're asking you to become complicit in that evasion of the courts. It's ridiculous and we should call it out for what it is obstruction for going to court. It's an act of patriotism to defend the constitutional to Sional rights of the president. Because if they can do it to the president they could do to any of you and they could do it to any American citizen. And that's raw. The White House counsel Pat Cipa Looney now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor. At the beginning of yesterday's session he called out his Republican counterpart Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell throughout the day for what Schumer says is an unfair process. Here's Senator Chuck Humor. The very least we can do is examine the facts review the documents. Here the witnesses try the case not run from it. Do Not hide it. Try because if the president commits high crimes and Misdemeanors and Congress refuses to act refuses views even to conduct a fair trial of his conduct. Then presidents this president and future presidents can commit impeachable crimes with impunity and the order and rigor of our democracy old traumatically decline the failsafe the final failsafe of our democracy will be rendered. Moot Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer yesterday. David my last question to you is. We can examine the proceedings with a fine tooth comb and we will but a lot of people out there are wondering if indeed the final outcome is says. Maybe yesterday's all Party line votes. Indicate it might be what's really at stake here. Why does this trial matter? Yeah yeah I mean thinking through this conversation I think it's we're a little bit open to charges of cynicism that we're not really talking about the case. We're talking about the electoral facts. But I think it's the process a little cynical and because we do have an expectation with the acquittal. I think when this matters is in November affects the way people think about the president. And whether they think he's gotten a raw deal or whether economic high crimes and misdemeanors got away with it in a way. They think about their senators. This is for all of the talk about how you know. Democrats wanted to overturn the twenty sixteen election. I don't think this is about twenty sixteen. This is about twenty twenty ultimately. Well David Graham staff writer at the Atlantic and Adjunct Instructor at Duke Center for Media and Democracy with us today from Durham North Carolina. Allina David thank you so much. Thank you so okay so to this idea that what really matters is twenty twenty. I want to turn now to Anthony Brooks. He's the senior senior political reporter here at our home station of. Wb you are you also hear him occasionally in this chair as on point host as well Anthony. It's good to see you our meal usually under normal circumstances Speaking of twenty twenty. This would be a week. That you'd be like traveling to Iowa New Hampshire to cover the the presidential as well. Let's go. It was sort of interesting so my focus. Because we're in Boston and New Hampshire is sort of in our backyard. We spend a lot of time looking at the New Hampshire primary because of the impeachment schedule. You know I woke up Sunday in started to look ahead for What am I going to be doing this week in New Hampshire and I look at the schedule all which I do on a regular basis and nobody's in New Hampshire mainly because senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth? Warren of course have have to serve as jurors. In the impeachment trial only Tulsi Gabbard had vents in New Hampshire. This week. She as you probably know. She moved to New Hampshire in December awesome. Okay so that's had a real effect. I mean we are less than three weeks away from New Hampshire primary and the fact that nobody is there is really telling now I want to update update this a little bit because I've noticed that develop Patrick has former governor of Massachusetts in his long shot bid to capture the primary. is now heading up to New Hampshire on Thursday. I A. He's got some events up there later this week and by the end of the week. Joe Biden will be in New Hampshire so well Pete Buddha judge so people are coming back still surprising that so little action and so. It's such a short time before New Hampshire primary so interesting so developed Patrick. Maybe belatedly realizing there's an opening to trump the whole state pretty much or at least a duke it out with Tulsi Gabbard up there. Who by the way is suing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for defamation over her comments on a podcast suggesting getting the Gabbard is a Russian asset so lots of intrigue up there on that score? So that you've got so much experience covering presidential elections here and just sticking with New Hampshire for a second. I mean the whole retail. Politics thing is a hallmark of the New Hampshire primary..
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
"sonia hudson" Discussed on KCRW
"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Janine Herbst just hours before meeting with Japanese Prime minister, Shinzo Ave. President Trump is downplaying North Korea's recent missile tests, tweeting, he didn't view, the recent tests as disturbing that he thinks Kim Jong Hoon will keep his promise. Japan's governor though, a government though, calls Pyongyang's tests violation of UN resolutions, something national security adviser, John Bolton agreed with earlier today. Trump is on his first aid visit to Japan as NPR's. Yuki Noguchi reports President Trump's visit to Tokyo comes at a time of deeply aggravated trade tensions with the US this week economic data showed fagging Japanese economy that lay bare the country's vulnerability to potential trade disruption, the Trump administration earlier this month, the later decision to issue broad tariffs on Japanese cars and auto parts doing so would have caused so much chaos to the industry. Japanese car maker, Toyota rebuked. The. Idea of hurtful to both countries. Meanwhile, escalating terrace between the US and China are also having ripple effects for Japanese manufacturers, you Gucci and PR news. Washington. San francisco's. Police union is calling for the police chiefs resignation this after he apologized for a raid on journalists home and office for member station. K Q. E D Sonia Hudson has more. Police were investigating a leaked police report that the journalist Brian Carmody says he obtained from a confidential source after growing criticism. From city officials police chief Bill, Scott said in the statement on Friday that investigators showed a quote lack of due diligence addressing Carmody status as a journalist, but Tony Montovia, president of the San Francisco. Police officers association says Scott was involved in every step of the investigation just summarily throw these investigators under the bus for zone political coverage, that's unacceptable, and he needs to answer to that. A police spokesperson says an internal investigation will look at how the case has been handled on all levels, including by the chief for NPR news. I'm sonia. Hudson in San Francisco.
"sonia hudson" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You're listening to NPR news. It's cake. Unity news. I'm Ryan Levy the union representing San Francisco. Police officers is calling on the department's chief to resign after he apologized for the raid on a freelance journalist home earlier this month, as PD chief Bill, Scott said yesterday that he was sorry. Police searched Brian comedies home. It was part of an investigation into the release of a police report on the death of public defender. Jeff Adachi in a statement today, the San Francisco police officers association said after that apology. It's time for Scott to go cake. UD Hudson has been covering the story for weeks and joins us now. Hi, sonya. Hi, ryan. And can you quickly. Just remind us how we got to this point, it's been kind of a wild few weeks. Yeah. Exactly. And mean the story really starts back in February when public defender, Jeff Adachi died very unexpectedly at the age of fifty nine the very next day we saw this leaked police report with some pretty salacious details about his death that really upset people after that the police department launched an investigation. Into who leaked the police report. And then on may tenth, there was this raid of the journalist Brian comedies home office looking for who leaked him the police report. And that, of course, raised a lot of concerns about first amendment rights for people, right? Exactly. And a lot of first amendment advocates lawyer said that it also violated what's called the California shield law, which protects journalists from giving up confidential sources chief Scott defended the raid and then on Friday, as you mentioned earlier, he apologized said that it was wrong and said he is quote, specifically concerned by a lack of due diligence by department. Investigators in seeking search warrants. And so he's really putting the blame on the specific. Investigators here that ask for the search horn and executed. It sees basically throwing his officers under the bus, or at least that's what the police union is saying, in, in their calls for him to resign. Yeah, I mean, in his statement, Scott specifically said that there was a lack of due diligence by department investigators, but the police officers assoc-. Nation says, no, actually the police chief was involved in every single step of this investigation, and he's just as much at fault as anyone else. Here's the SFP away, president, Tony Montoya, or the chief to deny any knowledge or to not claim that he had as much knowledge he has to save his own skin to me was just is just unacceptable. Montoya also says that if she Scott had come out and accepted responsibility in addition to criticizing his investigators, and he probably actually wouldn't have made a statement and definitely wouldn't have had this call for resignation for chief Scott. Montag also says that he wants there to be an independent investigation outside of the department to look into chief Scott's role in this investigation has chief Scott or the police department responded to all this coming out of the. Yeah. The police department released a brief statement this afternoon. Basically saying that the department of police accountability is looking into this case, and how it was handled on all levels, including the role of chief Scott. And we've also heard from San Francisco supervisor Hillary Ronen, who was actually the first city official to criticize the raid, she's now, standing by chief Scott and says she's really happy that he apologized for this, but she also thinks that the call for resignation could be politically motivated. They wanted an insider, the chief and were bad when he was hired and will take, I think any opportunity to criticize him because he's willing to step up at admit when him or the department is wrong. But at the end of the day, Scott's fate is going to be up to mayor London breed. Right. Exactly. And, you know the two of them seem pretty aligned right now on the same team. But if any of these allegations that the police union is making about how involved the chief was in the raid in the investigation into the leaked report who knows what that might change cake. UD Sonia Hudson. Thanks for staying on this..
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"Journalist whose home was raided by San Francisco police last week or demanding the department return his notes in Queant that were seized the journalist. Brian Carmody says police FBI agent searched his home and office on Friday an effort to identify the source who gave him a copy of police report with details about public defender. Jeff Adachi death earlier this year advocates are calling the incident violation of free speech rights and house speaker in San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi wait in earlier today. I have always been a supporter of general being able to protect sources, I think it's very essential to freedom of the press kick these Sonia. Hudson has been following this story and Sonia. Remind us what exactly happened on Friday? So we know comes from Carmody himself. He. Told me he was sleeping about eight twenty in the morning on Friday because he works overnights and some police officers showed up at the security gate outside his home tried to break it down with sledgehammers at which point the acetate a search warrant they said that they did. And so he let them in. Here's how he described what happened next after they came into the house. There were as they searched my property, they you know, served every aspect of my home from addicts garage. They took several computers cameras and cell phones. Basically everything that Carmody says he needs to run his freelance journalism business. So do we know where this document that Carmody obtained do we know where it came from it likely came from the police department, we don't know for sure the police department has said this was illegal release of the report, and they are criminally investigating it as a potential case of struck of Justice along with the illegal distribution of confidential police material, so California has these laws that protect. Journalists. So it seems sort of surprising that something like this would happen here. I mean has this happened before? So the most recent case where the journalist ran into some issues with confidential sources in law enforcement was back in two thousand five two thousand six a journalist by the name of Josh Wolff was actually put into federal prison for about seven and a half months because he did not comply with a federal subpoena to give up some video footage that he shot that was not actually published. What's different here is that this is a search warrant side by state judge? And so I talked to Josh Wolff over the weekend. And that was the first question he asked me was this state or federal search warrant told him, it was a state one and that made him all the more worried. Anytime we have a situation where people are breaking down doors of journalists houses, a real panic button on democracy. So what are San Francisco police city officials the public defenders office? What are they saying about this? So the San Francisco. Department. I've sent them a lot of specific questions and they've had just a fairly fact-based statement. So far they've said citizens and leaders of San Francisco have demanded a thorough investigation of this leaked report. They call it in a legal leak people were really upset about the fact that this came out at all because it had some really unflattering details about the night that Adachi died. The public defenders office has said that they are pleased that the police department is looking into this. And that they think that the release of police reports in this fashion is wrong. But they did send out clarification earlier today that says, you know, nothing about this statement should be interpreted as condoning specific police tactics in this matter reduce Sonia Hudson covering the ongoing fallout after police raided a San Francisco journalists home on Friday, thanks so much. Thanks. Jeremy Jeremy Siegel this. Huey news. More of all things considered is just ahead.
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"I'm Jeremy Siegel, lawyers, representing a freelance journalist whose home was raided by San Francisco police last week are demanding the department return his notes in a quick that were seized the journalist. Brian Carmody says police FBI agents searched his home and office on Friday in an effort to identify the source who gave him a copy of a police report with details about public defender. Jeff Adachi is death that earlier this year advocates are calling the incident of violation of free speech rights and house speaker in San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi weighed in earlier today. Well, I have always been a supporter of general is being able to protect the sources, I think it's very essential to freedom of the press release Sonia. Hudson has been following this story and Sonia. Remind us what exactly happened on Friday? So most of what we know comes from Carmody himself. He told me he was sleeping about eight twenty in the morning on Friday because he works overnights and. And some police officers showed up at the security gate outside his home tried to break it down with sledgehammers at which point the acetate a search warrant they said that they did. And so he let them in. Here's how he described what happened next after they came into the house, they'll guns workouts, as they searched my property, they you know, searched every aspect of my home from addicts to garage, and they took several computers cameras and cell phones. Basically everything that Carmody says he needs to run his freelancer journalism business. So do we know where this document that Carmody obtained do we know where it came from it likely came from the police department, we don't know for sure the police department has said this was an illegal release of the report, and they are criminally investigating it as a potential case of obstruction of Justice along with the illegal distribution of confidential police material, so California has these laws that protectionists so it seems sort of surprising that something like this would happen here. I mean has this happened before? So the most recent case where the journalist ran into some issues with confidential sources and law enforcement was back in two thousand five two thousand six journalists by the name of Josh Wolff was actually put into federal prison for about seven and a half months because he did not comply with a federal subpoena to give up some video footage that he shot that was not actually published. What's different here is that this is a search warrant side and by state judge. And so I talked to Josh Wolff over the weekend. And that was the first question he asked me was this state or federal search warrant I told him it was a state one and that made him all the more worried. Anytime we have a situation where people are breaking down doors of journalists houses, each are real panic button on democracy. So what are San Francisco police city officials the public defenders office? What are they saying about this? So the San Francisco police department, I've sent them a lot of specific questions, and they've had just a fairly fact. Base statement, so far they've said citizens and leaders of San Francisco have demanded a thorough investigation of this leaked report. They call it in a legal leak people were really upset about the fact that this came out at all because it had some really unflattering details about the night that adopted died. The public defenders office has said that they are pleased that the police department is looking into this. And that they think that the release of police reports in this fashion is wrong. But they did send out a clarification earlier today that says, you know, nothing about this statement should be interpreted as condoning specific police tactics in this matter get you Sonia Hudson covering the ongoing fallout after police raided a San Francisco journalists home on Friday, thanks so much. Thanks, jeremy..
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"Able to go to the police able to our public health resources. Our city will not be stronger if our immigrant communities field, they can't go to the police or can't go see a doctor in addition to several major cities, including San Francisco Oakland in Los Angeles, the entire state of California has a sanctuary policy Kevin daily, author the sanctuary state law when he represented parts of Los Angeles in the state Senate. He says another concern is the cost of transporting these migrants waking cocker dollars to put folks on a play. Civically to sanctuary cities that are non starter. San Francisco is more than five hundred miles from the California, Mexico border daily on says the proposal has little to do with what's best for immigration and more to do with agitating. President Trump space in the run up to twenty twenty election. Not benefit mcquaid controls. But rather with a new power to embarrass elected official leaders throughout the state who have defended immigrants. This isn't the first time. The Trump administration has singled out sanctuary cities in two thousand seventeen it threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly thirty jurisdictions in the end many courts determined the federal government could not withhold those grants, but not everyone in California or San Francisco agrees with the elected leaders who put forth these policies her meet Dylan is the Republican National Committee women for California in a lawyer in San Francisco, she supports President Trump's proposal to move immigrants to sanctuary cities. And she says the democratic response to that suggestion has been hypocritical. Talk about political Huys and political pawns Democrats have been using illegal aliens as political pawns and selling points and talking points for their pandering to the Spanich vote for decades and Dylan says. City officials shouldn't be welcoming large amounts of undocumented immigrants into places like San Francisco, actually, when you can't take care of the health and welfare needs and educational needs of your own citizens. Then you are a bad leader trying to dilute those resources amongst people who have not necessarily paid their dues to be here in this country. Dylan says sanctuary cities should focus on helping current residents including large homeless populations in San Francisco Oakland in Los Angeles for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson in San Francisco. This is NPR news and more about the bay area. This time the traffic..
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"His reaction perhaps a little let down that there wasn't going to be further charges. But I part of me was prepared for that the candidate. He came to see was former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper who echoed calls for the full report to be released for NPR news. I'm any row peak in New Hampshire. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to meet with President Trump at the White House later this hour just two weeks before Netanyahu seeks reelection NPR's. Daniel. Estrin reports from Jerusalem during their meeting. President Trump is expected to sign a declaration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. That's a boost for Netanyahu ahead of elections Israel captured the Golan from Syria in nineteen sixty seven but other countries consider it occupied territory in Tanya who says he'll speak with Trump about more sanctions on Iran, and the two countries security and intelligence cooperation, and as he seeks re-election Netanyahu boosted this weekend that there's never been a stronger bond between an Israeli Prime Minister and a US president Netanyahu was supposed to address the pro Israel group APEC, but he's returning early to Israel after this morning's rocket fire from Gaza that wounded at least seven Israel, these Daniel estrin NPR news Jerusalem, Prime Minister Netanyahu has pledged a forceful response to the rocket attack. The Israeli military says it's reinforcing troops on the Gaza border and calling up reserves and from Washington. You're listening to NPR news from KiKi weedy news. I'm Tiffany Cam. High. Some of the bay area's top elected officials are calling for the full release of the special counsel report on Russian election interference after attorney general William bars and a summary of the report to congress yesterday cake, Sonia Hudson has more the letter which was sent to leaders of the house and Senate Judiciary committee is says special counsel. Robert Muller did not find evidence that President Trump's campaign conspired with Russia to influence the two thousand sixteen election, but did not take a stance on whether he obstructed Justice. California's US Senator Kamala Harris who sits on the judiciary committee said in a tweet that a short letter is not sufficient East Bay congressman Eric swale. Well, who sits on the house intelligence committee said quote show us the full report every word every comma every period and Silicon Valley Representative ro Khanna said the letter, quote doesn't change what the American people. Deserved all along for the mullahs report in its entirety to be made public. The White House says the report exonerates Trump. I'm Sonia Hudson Kiwi Dini's police are investigating shooting that killed one man and injured five other people in San Francisco over the weekend the shooting took place on Fillmore Eddy street Saturday night. Police initially said three people were injured. But yesterday officials said two more were taken to the hospital. One twenty five year old man was killed among the five. People injured was a twenty seven year old man with life threatening wounds. There's more state and local coverage online at K Q E, news dot org. I'm Tiffany Cam. High support comes from bridge.
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"Will take up the issue once again for NPR news. I'm Alison Sherry in Denver. And I'm we'll stone in Phoenix. You're listening to NPR news. From kqed news. I'm Jeremy Siegel Mendocino complex wildfire in northern California is now the largest in state, his hundreds of thousands of acres of California land have been burned. This fire is a monster. It is the Mendocino complex the largest wildfire in state history. It ignited last July and was one of many that made this past virus season. The worst California has ever seen. And now new details are emerging about a terrifying incident during the blaze where a group of firefighters nearly died when they became surrounded by flames Sonia Hudson's been looking into this new report from fire officials in Sonia fire departments from across the state where fighting this fire and this new report was put out specifically by the US forest service. Cal fire and the Los Angeles fire department. What did they say in it? So the report focuses on this incident that happened on August nineteenth where a group of firefighters were working. On a containment line and the fire kind of came around and trap them, and they had to flee on foot. The report gets very dramatic in some places. Here's one quote from it. It says time did not follow a steady progression. But compressed slowed down in compressed again moments went from still too chaotic to sharp clarity and back into chaos. So this is really putting you into the minds of firefighters here. Yeah. Absolutely. And what investigators found out about this incident was there was this unusual staffing structure that led to poor communication between. Cal fire and the forest service was drill into that a little bit. Because I mean when I've been out covering some of these wildfires in California, I'm sort of always struck by how organized firefighting teams seem. But I mean, it sounds like what you're saying. Is that this report says something pretty different here? Yeah. So because the Mendocino complex didn't have enough resources to have a separate Cal fire team and a separate forest service team the two teams. Combined together. And that created a lot of problems with communication people were kind of unclear what was in charge. There were positions that were duplicated and another part of this partnership that caused a lot of problems is what some firefighters describe as this rivalry between Cal fire in the US forest service rivalry between two agencies. Where does that come from? Like, why is there a rivalry? It's kind of rooted in different approaches to have fighting wildfires. I spoke to a retired US forest service firefighter. Mike, Beasley here's how he explained it. The feds are willing to do. What's called modified suppression where they use natural barriers and let the fire burn and Cal fire. It's not their temperament to manage fire that way, they hit it hard. And they hit it with everything. They have the US forest service. They manage land that largely doesn't have homes or structures on it. And so they are more likely to use these let it burn. Strategies whereas Cal fire they work in that wildland urban interface. That's what they're responsible for. So you can see how those two agencies would have very different philosophies sonya's fire seasons continue to get more intense continue to get longer and resources are certainly going to be limited. You're probably going to see the forest service and Cal fire working together. More and more in these melted teams does this report have any suggestions for how to avoid these issues in the future. These are more of a let's understand what happened kind of report. But they do have a couple suggestions at the end that mostly relate to individual behavior. Among firefighters, you know, communicating better. But I have seen some chatter online from firefighters that are criticizing that these reports come out year after year after year, they have the same kind of suggestions. But nothing really seems to change because they're still coming out with the same report again. And again, and again kick you read these Sonia Hudson. Thanks so much Sonia. Thanks, jeremy. I'm Jeremy Siegel. This is Katie news coming up in twenty one minutes. We'll call it. It's Latino USA tonight. The show brings you back to nineteen sixty eight when thousands of students participated in a series of protests that helped spark the Chicano movement historically known as the east LA walkouts Latino USA at six followed at seven by planet. Money. People aren't just good for the economy. They are the economy. So when a place needs people will do almost anything to attract them tonight. We'll hear from a few places doing whatever they can to get more people. There's an Italian ghost town a one hundred million dollar scheme to save a seat in congress and an aging states searching for young workers planet money tonight at seven..
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"And we'll be able to identify the concerns that we have is getting the information out to people because you know. The communication has been a challenge since the beginning of this of this disaster. And you know, how do we how do we let people know where they can go and the resources that are available to them there. There are myriad of resources available to everyone and our challenge has been to get that information out. We'll let me thank Mike Jenkins for joining us. I'm Mike good luck to you hope that things work out for you. And appreciate your spending this time with us. And we go back to our reporters Sonia Hudson and get a response on you from you a tweet from David who says I thought the cleanup is being managed by California emergency services, not FEMA. Yeah. So where FEMA comes in is they are the funding that they're talking about is for private private debris removal, and so they get funding through that. If there is a public health emergency, which has been declared in Butte county as I mentioned earlier. So there's a little bit of. A distinction there. And you know, thous- something that we heard a lot, you know, the council the council member mentioned that they're really working to try to find solutions for for these people trying to identify new sites. I think you know, a question that people have had as you know. Well, why didn't we find a site before you you repeal this ordinance, and there are obviously legitimate legitimate question. Yeah. It's a legitimate question. And I'm sure there are definitely a lot of logistical challenges that that go on there's that's kind of the the theme of recovery from this fire is logistical challenges. There are a lot of people vying for for resources, what are the health and safety protocols come into this? Well, I mean there there is a public health emergency. That's not necessarily something. That's enforceable. They can say, you know, I, you know, we do not recommend that you live in these areas, but they can't stop necessarily the the the health emergency doesn't stop people from doing that. They have to pass separate. Separate ordinances. Like this. Can I ask you would you still be would you still prefer the fact that people should be allowed to live despite the health hazards on their property in an RV or in a trailer? Yeah. This is something this is the question that I struggled with with the issues with water, and and all of the toxic debris, and and all of that. And what it comes down to is that everyone has a different degree of risk that they're willing to take someone with small children or health issues has a different degree of risk. Then, you know, someone like myself, I'm healthy. And and I'm not asking -cerned about about that. But that's it's an individual thing. And yet we are forced to have to make blanket decisions. And it's it's just it's just hard. Well, you can't give up FEMA money. I mean, that's that's really crucial in this. We cannot you know for me. And I said this with the council meeting for me since the beginning the things that has kept me from from. Falling into a puddle on on the ground. Is that vision of a new cared is and what we can become if we, you know, we have this opportunity to becoming an incredible community model community for the rest of the of the country, especially those that live within the wildland interface and to risk that is just not something. It's not gamble. I can take I understand. And by the way, this cleaning and clearing could take up to a year. But we have a spokesman from FEMA. We have Ken Higginbotham with us and can lead to have your board. Thank you for joining us. Thank you, can you give us a picture of what prompted this decision. Or would move this decision because there were many people felt where we could live on our own property, and we shouldn't be interfered with living at home, probably. Well to better clarify the federal government stance on this aisle. First and foremost concern is to make sure and to have made sure the residents are in a healthy and safe environment. That's why I'll policies have stated that, you know, in in this recovery effort, the state local government, meaning the county of beauts and the township of paradise. We're all working together to make sure this happens with that being said there were, you know, you know, some issues that needed to be addressed Seamus role in this whole issue is we pick up the check we pay for the program. However, everything starts out at a local level. And this is with any case -mergency start out at a local level. So the county of bute and the town of paradise. They're the ones that administer the programs we pay for it throughout public assistance program within Chima. So when that is the issue because who knows the local community better than the local authorities. But there are policies that FEMA has set because. We're also talking about tax payer dollars. Everybody's taxpayer dollars. And we are purveyors of of an and supporters supporters of taxpayer dollars. So we have to set policy weather in local government adheres to that. That's a matter of. That's where the change in the ordinance came into play. I understand the role here of local as you've nicely. Just explain it and also paying the check, which is your responsibility. But my my question would be would FEMA have pulled funding is a city council hadn't passed a new ordinance. It's not about pulling. We would not have paid out or reimbursed. We would not have reimbursed the city, that's correct. Because that's where the meetings were set earlier this week, and that was discussed again, I'll role in this whole issue because it's a public assistance under our public assistance program. The local government are the ones that are responsible. For administering these programs. We just pay for. Okay. Can I thank you very much for joining us this morning. Appreciate it. My pleasure. All the best to you can hang them as a spokesperson for FEMA your Melissa Schuster. Let's get your comment on that. Well, I that's what came down. My question would be what why did this not come up as we were addressing the original ordinance back in December. You know? I might have made a different decision back. Then had this information. Ben Ben provided to us. The timing was not good from your perspective. I can understand that. Well, you know, making giving people some hope by allowing them back on their properties. And then having to say you have to eat again has been it has been tremendously traumatic for those including myself. Well, you know, I have a question for you. From a listener wants to know, Melissa how long until these people's lots can be cleared. It makes sense for people live on their lots until their houses can be rebuilt. Sure. Sure. So I if the one of the things that came up is that they are working we are working to. Address those folks who have pulled temporary power. We know that there's about a hundred at within the town of pull temporary power, and we are working to get them to the head of the line. So that they can come back to their property as soon as possible in terms of the timeframe for everyone. We don't know. I mean, it's it's as you mentioned earlier it's going to be a year before the entire town. It's clean. But once you're once you're lot is clean and certify, and my understanding is that it takes about two or three days once they get there to clean, it depending on the size of a lot, of course, the aspirin, and then it's going to take. Maybe a week to ten days for the testing to be done. And then if there's any further remediation that will have to be done before people can move back to their property realistically. I think you're looking at at at least a couple of weeks. We wish you the best of luck. We're coming up on a break here. And I thank you for joining us. Melissa Schuster town council member Peres. Thank you Sonya. Hudson. Overhead..
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"So we decide to stay here for a while. Let's see how everybody react to it. The paradise ridge chamber of commerce is trying to help these businesses. Stay afloat. They're maintaining a list of those that have reopened and wear as many have relocated following the fire for NPR news. I'm Sonia Hudson in paradise. This is NPR. The death toll from yesterday's gas explosion at a bakery in Paris has risen to four. Rescuers found another victim in the rebel today. Nine people remain injured in critical condition. French prosecutors are calling the blast accidental. The Southern African Development community is calling for a government of national unity in Democratic Republic of Congo. It comes as Congo's presidential runner up Martin fire. You Lou demands a recount and says the ruling party is deployed armed soldiers around his headquarters, the BBC's Andrew Harding reports. This is a highly significant intervention by the Diaz sees neighbors at a time when the disputed results of the presidential election, a still being contested in the courts, the president of Zambia at galanga cited the strong objections to the provisional election results and said he and other regional leaders felt the best way food was negotiated political settlement and a government of national unity. Sonics intervention will be welcomed by some as a wise proposal to avoid further. Bloodshed, but others will see it as another week and dangerous compromise that undermines African democracy and emboldens grants. The BBC's. Andrew Harding pro football history is being made today. The first woman officiate an NFL playoff game has the New England Patriots face the Los Angeles chargers. Sarah Thomas is the only full time female referee in the league. She's also the first woman to officiate a major college football game. I'm Barbara Klein NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..
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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.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from allman board of california did you know the allman community as eleven billion dollars to the us economy to grow would you know about almonds visit allman sustainability dot org live from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein a week of wildfires in northern california's wine country has claimed at least forty lives and burn thousands of homes and businesses to the ground hundreds of people are still missing more than ten thousand firefighters are on the scene sonia hudson of member station kqed is on the front lines of ablaze near santa rosa a fire command post on a highway near santa rosa has a straight shot you of a burning hillside plumes of smoke are billowing upward planes fly overhead to spray fire retardants and helicopters cycle end to drop water on the blades cal fire spokesman rick crawford says there's a team of extra firefighters ready to go in if the fire gets to close to any buildings we ever striking this just down the street in the event that something does happen there were ready to go at a moment's notice and we'll be able to give additional people i mirrored a moment's notice crawford also says this fire is difficult to fight because of the hilly terrain for npr news i'm sunny hudson in santa rosa secretary of state rex tillerson says president trump has directed him to continue diplomat efforts to calm rising tensions with north korea tillerson tell cnn's state of the union diplomacy will continue until the first bomb drops the comments contradict a tweet by president trump two weeks ago suggesting tillerson was wasting his time negociating with kim jong un.
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"Live from npr news in washington on barbour klein benjamin netanyahu is weighing in on the iranian nuclear deal as jessica gollaher reports the israeli prime minister says he supports president trump's decision not to recertify tehran's compliance with the agreement israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is applauding what he calls president trump's courageous decision to fix what netanyahu calls at bad deal if you're wrong was left on church one thing is absolutely sir in a furious power ruled fogel strongest regime when arsenal occur workers and gus tremendous gujral fourcolored president trump says he won't certify the islamic republic is in compliance with the agreement reached in two thousand fifteen netanyahu is vehemently against the deal between tehran and six world powers that lifted sanctions against the islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program for npr news i'm jessica gollaher in jerusalem firefighters in northern california are facing fierce winds this weekend as they continue to battle wildfires that have killed at least thirty five people more than ninety thousand residents are evacuated sonia hudson of member station kqed reports california national guard troops are providing security at shelters near the entrance of a shelter set up at a fairgrounds near santa rosa a group of national guardsmen in uniform stand around a humvee sergeant keith harrison drove up from the central coast on monday he's been stationed at the shelter 'security here's and says he hasn't seen any incidents by some people get stress nervous frustrated angry worked out here to monitor things addressing issues that we have harrison also says he's been acting as a liaison between the shelter organisers and the national guard to help bring supplies to the victims for npr news i'm sorry hats and and petaluma california.
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"Support for this in pr podcast in the following message come from allman board of california did you know almond trees produce multiple crops allman holes and shells are used for livestock feed embedding ember colonel is the almond we eat grow would you know it allman sustainability dot org live from npr news in washington i'm shea stevens wildfires raging out of control in northern california have now claimed at least twenty three lives with no word of containment anytime soon nearly three hundred people are still reported missing in cinema county as kqed sonia hudson reports cinema county sheriff robert giordano says it's likely many of those who are still reported missing are in fact safe and just unable to contact friends and family cell phone service has been spotty people don't have their charges you know it's funny is certainly been cell phones is you've done your charge in as often goes to communicate jane we think a lot of it is that we've had some evidence of that from the people we've talked to donna also says an investigation team located many of these people by making phone calls not searching burn areas giordano is encouraging people who find their loved ones to call the sheriff's office so they can keep the missing persons list accurate friend pierre news i'm sony hats and in san francisco legislation to help states deal with losses due to hurricanes and wildfires will come before the us house of representatives on thursday speaker paul ryan says it's important to address the emergencies right away president trump is requested almost eight momose five billion dollars in loans to help puerto rico pay urgent pills that separate from any funding to deal with hurricane maria the president travelled to pennsylvania wednesday to promote his tax overhaul plan trump told a group of workers near harrisburg that the proposal is a win for america and middle class workers the president has this message for congress our grade congressmen congresswomen all of the people that were working with all i can say is.