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Hundreds Rescued, Vaccine Playbook & Big Ten Reversal- Thursday, September 17th, 2020

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10:59 min | 1 year ago

Hundreds Rescued, Vaccine Playbook & Big Ten Reversal- Thursday, September 17th, 2020

"Today is Thursday September seventeenth. We'll tell you about the historic flooding across the Gulf Coast and where the storm once known as Hurricane Sally is headed next also, the US government has a new playbook for how to hand out Covid nineteen vaccine will break down plus the big ten changes course, and it's getting back to football this fall after all twitter's updates ahead of election day and rebounds plans I smart glasses. Welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast. They're fun and on the go America Mandy. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. First an update about what was once Hurricane Sally. It's now battering Florida and Alabama with what the National Hurricane Center calls catastrophic and life threatening flooding. The storm made landfall at Gulf shores. Alabama as a category two hurricane yesterday it since been downgraded at last check this morning it's now a tropical depression but as expected, it's still doing a lot of damage to parts of the Gulf coast in Pensacola Florida the. Fire Chief told CNN the storm four months of rain in four hours. Some areas have already gotten more than two feet of rain and they could end up getting another foot this morning in one Florida county that includes Pensacola that flooding hit a depth of five feet nearly four hundred people had to be rescued there today about two hundred, National Guard members are going into the area. In case there are other people. Who are still trapped over in the town of Orange Beach Alabama one person has died across both states for an Alabama about half a million people lost power. The force of the storm downed power lines, blew off, roofs and uprooted trees in some places in both Alabama and Florida officials are telling people to stay inside not to go out and look at the damage yet. They say it's too dangerous for most people. especially with the roads damaged and many live power lines still in the streets, electrical crews from other states traveled to the southeast to help restore power as soon as possible as early this morning, the storm is still moving slowly at around seven miles an hour. So Alabama, and Florida are still getting the worst of it eventually later today the storm is expected to move into Georgia, and South Carolina weakening as it goes. The US government has now outlined a new plan for Corona virus vaccine. The CDC unveiled a so called playbook for states and local governments. One part of the plan it would have covid nineteen vaccines available for free taxpayers technically already put up the money but Congress and the trump administration agreed to allocate it for these vaccines. Another key part of the CDC playbook it tells state health agencies to create vaccine planning committees made up of leaders from places like hospitals, long term care facilities, and pharmacies. Still it's not clear which vaccine will be ready I remember both Medina and Pfizer potential vaccines in their final phase of testing in the US the CDC says as soon as one. Of them gets the okay. It will start to be distributed within twenty four hours at first though NBC News reports it's likely that initial supply will not meet demand. So the CDC playbook says, vaccination programs will have to start gradually healthcare workers, other essential employees and people at high risk of severe illness are expected to take top priority for who gets the vaccine. I. One thing that's important for states to work out is how to track when people get a vaccine and which one they get. If more than one will eventually be approved the front runner vaccines both required to doses either twenty one or twenty eight days apart states and cities have a month to submit their plans. Well, a new strongly worded report lawmakers say both Boeing and the FAA did not do enough to prevent to deadly plane crashes. The report comes after an eighteen month investigation into what caused the two Boeing seven thirty-seven Max jets to crash Democrats on the House Transportation Committee. But the findings together saying there was a horrific culmination of mistakes that set the stage for the crashes it points. To bad engineering and says, Boeing rushed through production ultimately, the report found the company profits ahead of safety it also says the planemaker withheld critical information about seven thirty, seven Max from the FAA. Its customers and pilots and overall. It says Boeing's culture needs a safety reset as for the FAA the report says the Government Agency had terrible oversight and sometimes dismissed its own experts to side with. Boeing NPR reports todate. This is probably the most comprehensive investigation of what happened leading up to the crashes. Lawmakers come through six hundred, thousand pages of records and interviewed two dozen people to put this report together some now say they'll draft up new legislation based on their findings. Now, it is worth noting no Republican, staffers signed off on that report and some said overhaul of the company. Is Not, really necessary calling the report partisan meanwhile Boeing says it has learned many hard lessons from the crashes and it's making fundamental changes within the company to this day. The 737 Max jet is still grounded. It hasn't flown since March of last year that could soon change though Boeing had worked with pilots and the FAA to fix the plane and it could soon be recertified to fly. The big ten wants to get back at the College Sports Conference just reversed course and is now going to fall football a shot after all remember just five weeks ago the big ten delayed fall sports, pushing it to the spring hoping to keep players safe while there's now a change of plans the conference now says, it'll start up the football season the weekend of October twenty third instead the university presidents and chancellors the wants to change their minds and make that call the now. Say Safety. Protocols should be enough keep in mind they face plenty of pressure from players, coaches, parents, and even president trump over the last month to restart games, and now they will. All fourteen teams will be scheduled to play eight regular season Games in eight weeks plus will have the opportunity to play a ninth game in December the Conference Championship and to be clear this reversal from the big ten only applies to football other fall sports like soccer and volleyball on hold for now. All? Right. We have much more news coming up but first, thanks to our sponsor hellofresh hellofresh is America's number one meal kit and ever since I tried it, I know why hellofresh offers so many delicious options every week to help you break out of your recipe Rut and try new things, and here's the key. It's quick and easy say goodbye to last minute grocery runs or stressful meal planning instead hellofresh delivers fresh high-quality, pre portioned ingredients alongside easy to follow seasonal recipes. You can make delicious nutritious meals in just about thirty minutes, my husband and I have fun cooking together when this easy. And convenient we've made meals like crispy Parmesan chicken with garlic herb couscous and lemony roasted carrots in just a half an hour and I love that you never over by or waste food plus hellofresh even gives back donating millions of meals to charity. Go to hellofresh dot com slash eighty newsworthy and use the code eighty newsworthy to get a total of eighty dollars off your first month including free shipping on your first box. Additional restrictions apply please visit hellofresh dot com for details. Again, go to hellofresh dot com slash eighty newsworthy and use the code eight zero newsworthy now back to the news. The Federal Reserve is promising to keep interest rates low for years to come until at least two, thousand, twenty, three this affects borrowing costs for home buyers, credit card users, businesses, and more. So the Fed hopes continued low interest rates would encourage more borrowing and spending and it's needed fed chairman. Rome Powell pointed out. Americans are not spending at the rate they used to be and the job market is still hurting. Of course, things have improved since the peak of the economic downturn. Year back in April the unemployment rate was nearly fifteen percent. It's rebounded lot down to about eight and a half percent, but that's still much higher than the pre pandemic rate of three and a half percent chairman Powell said he's happy to see some progress, but he also won't lose sight of the millions of Americans. Still out of work he promised the interest rates will stay near zero quote until. The economy is far along in its recovery Powell said, he wants to see Congress take action to provide more economic relief president trump agrees he's now showing his support for that one and a half trillion dollar relief bill. We mentioned yesterday it's not clear what's included in this proposed bill, but we know a bipartisan group of lawmakers has been working on it. Hoping it compromise is actually possible to be continued. Starting today twitter is cracking down on misinformation about the election. The social network says it'll start labeling or even removing more types of misleading election claims. For example, it will intervene if someone says, the election is rigged, the ballots are being tampered with without evidence and overall twitter says it will not allow tweets that spread confusion or undermine democracy to go unchecked. You'll start seeing those changes now and then on election day, there's another rule twitter. Will Not allow what it considers misleading information about the outcome of elections. The company gave an example no claiming victory before the numbers are in and certified president trump and some other Republicans have criticized twitter for this type of thing accusing the company of bias against conservatives. Oh and remember facebook is also making some changes ahead of the election. For example, it's not going to allow any new political ads in the week leading up to it. Speaking of facebook is with the maker of ray-ban as in the luxury sunglasses brand the companies we'll be working together to design a pair of so called smart glasses that are set to be released next year no word yet on what kind of features have. But techcrunch reports they'll be re band branded facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says these smart glasses or quote the next step on the road to augmented reality glasses. The company is joining a crowded field though the verge reports Amazon Apple Google and Intel have their own projects, smart glasses in the works as well. The Pro Football Hall of has announced its nominees for the class of twenty twenty one. The biggest name on the list is Peyton Manning. He's a two time superbowl winner and five time MVP and this is the first year. He's eligible to be a nominee. He's in the running alongside other football greats like, Super Bowl champion Charles, Woodson, and pro bowlers, Calvin Johnson Roddy White and Charles Tillman in total. There are one hundred and thirty nominees which will eventually get narrowed down to just five winners. They'll then be inducted next August. And that's it for the main ten minutes of news today. But now it's time for Thursday and today we're explaining emergency use. Or e UA The FDA will give a medical product this special kind of authorization during a public health emergency. Sometimes, it's for a product that's already been FDA approved for one type of us, but the same product will get emergency authorization for a different type of US other times. It's for a new medical product that hasn't gotten the agency's official green light at all yet the FDA does this products can get out to the public. As quickly as possible during an emergency when there's no FDA approved alternative at least since getting actual FDA approval traditionally takes years. So the agency will not give just anything emergency use all their relation. The FDA says the potential benefits of a certain product have to outweigh the potential risks during the coronavirus pandemic. The FDA has granted a lot of e you as for things like testing kids, ventilators, and treatments like severe and convalescent plasma. Thank you so much for listening today. We'll be back tomorrow with your news roundup for Friday and the weekend until then have a great day.

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Hurricane Laura Evacuations, Melania Trumps Speech & Pumpkin Spice Lattes - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

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10:52 min | 1 year ago

Hurricane Laura Evacuations, Melania Trumps Speech & Pumpkin Spice Lattes - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

"Today is Wednesday August twenty six. We have an update about what is now Hurricane Laura as hundreds of thousands of people are forced to evacuate how some colleges are making changes as they deal with covid nineteen outbreaks and what Melania trump had to say on night two of the RNC plus how police are using smart speaker data by two retired NFL players are suing the league and the most popular seasonal coffee drink returns earlier than ever. Welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast fair fun and on the go I'm Erica Mandy. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. Hurricane Laura is getting stronger and now more than half a million people have already been ordered to evacuate in. Texas and Louisiana the storm is expected to make landfall late tonight or early tomorrow morning, and when it does the National Hurricane Center projects, it will be a category three storm with flooding high winds and dangerous storm surge right now, it looks like the Beaumont Port Arthur region is going to get a direct hit right on the Texas Louisiana border, but the National Weather Service says, slight shifts are still possible. So there are hurricane storm surge warnings in effect from the greater Houston area to lake. Charles Louisiana President Trump has already approved disaster declarations meaning FEMA is already coordinating relief efforts. Wisconsin governor declared a state of emergency because of a third night of protests. He also doubled the number of National Guard troops in the town of Kenosha. Remember the anger and protests. There are about the police shooting of Jacob. Blake. Who Was Black Wisconsin Governor Tony said quote we cannot allow the cycle of systemic racism and injustice to continue but he also urged protesters not to go down the path of damage and destruction. The last couple of nights Kenosha has seen looting vandalism and arson. In a news conference Jacob Lakes mother also said, she wants justice but not unrest families. Legal team now plans to file a civil lawsuit against the Police Department over the shooting blakes family says, police officers shot him in the back eight times on Sunday night he survived. But one family lawyer says, Blake will likely be paralysed the rest of his life so far police have said little about what happened that day and they haven't explained why Blake was shot the Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating. It's clear. This Republican National Convention is going to be unlike any other RNC we've ever seen and not just because it's mostly remote, just a couple of the very unique events from night to president trump pardoned. It convicted bankrobber who since his release from prison has founded a nonprofit organization to help former inmates re the workforce trump also hosted a surprise naturalization. Ceremony for five immigrants to become American citizens. Then the main event of the night was first lady Melania trump. She spoke about her own immigration story since she grew up in Slovenia, which was under communist rule at the time, and she said becoming an American was one of the proudest moments of her life Malania trump also addressed what makes her husband's so controversial? Saying. Quote. We all know Donald Trump makes no secret about how he feels about things. She added he demands action and gets results also secretary of State Mike pompeo appeared at last night's event with a recorded statement from Jerusalem praising the president's America first strategy. But the speech stirred up some controversy back home. One House Democrats says he's investigating whether POMPEO's appearance was. Legal Congressman Joaquin Castro believes it may have violated State Department policy that says appointees confirmed by the Senate cannot attend a political convention but the State Department argues it's allowed since pompeo appeared in a personal capacity and do not use government resources coming up tonight, the RNC will feature speeches from Vice President Mike, Pence, second, lady Karen Pens, and several members of Congress. Several. Colleges that recently brought students back to campus are dealing with large covid nineteen outbreaks. For example, there have been nearly five hundred sixty cases confirmed at the University of Alabama now, nearly one, hundred, sixty at the University of Missouri, and dozens more at the University of Southern California all of those schools just started in person classes within the last nine days in response mayor of the College Town in Alabama ordered bars to shut down for two weeks also police there are going to start monitoring restaurants in Greek housing to make sure everyone is following safety guidelines. Thankfully, at this point, colleges have not been the source of any serious hospitalizations or deaths still some schools. Like, Penn State say they're considering shifting the semester to online learning only and have contingency plans in place remember the University of North Carolina at Chapel, Hill made the switch to online after nearly one hundred and eighty cases were confirmed there earlier this month well since then more test results have come back and now the case number has reportedly grown to almost eight hundred students in fact did so some schools are cracking down to try and prevent more spread of the virus this week Ohio State University suspended more than two hundred students who violated social distancing rules and had large gatherings but an issue spokesman told the Washington Post thousands of other students are doing everything right? 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They have options for both women and men see why so many people love native by going to native do dot com slash newsworthy or use the Promo Code Newsworthy at checkout and get twenty percent off your first order that's native dao dot com slash newsworthy or use Promo Code Newsworthy at checkout for twenty percent off your first order now back to the news. New Technology is now playing a growing role in police. We're talking about smart devices like smart speakers at home or smart watches that you wear wired reports. The first known police requests for data from an Amazon Echo happened in twenty sixteen will Amazon has since reported more than three thousand requests in the first half of twenty twenty that's a seventy two percent increase from the same amount of time for years ago and twenty four percent jump just in the past year alone. Google's nest unit reported more police demands as well. Experts told wired investigators are usually looking for Info to help set up a time line of someone's activities or to verify someone's story. Location at a particular time when they ordered food on the smart speaker experts say the tech companies have policies to comply with requests but only when those are legally required and we'll typically notify you if your data was handed over. American Airlines, announced its furloughing nineteen thousand workers starting in October. The reason as you might expect is that demand for air travel is way down during the pandemic ABC news reports the furloughs will include pilots, flight attendants in management positions. Of course, the furloughs mean the workers will not be doing their jobs or getting paid, but they are not actually losing their jobs in. Addition to those nine, hundred, thousand furloughs about twenty thousand other employees have already agreed to take buyouts or long term leave and we see news says other airlines are expected to follow suit. They just haven't made official announcements yet this week an industry trade group. Airlines for America founded scheduled. Passenger flights were down fifty percent last month compared to the same time last year. The NFL is facing a new discrimination lawsuit. It was filed by two retired football players Kevin Henry who played for the Pittsburgh steelers and Nausea Davenport who played for the Green Bay packers say they've been left out concussion settlements because they're black as part of a settlement back in two thousand seventeen the NFL started offering payouts to those who suffered brain damage because of concussions while playing. But this lawsuit calls out the NFL's evaluation process saying it assumes black players had lower cognitive functioning when they. Were healthy than white players. So it says it's harder for black players to prove that concussions had damaged their brains, but the NFL calls the suit entirely misguided. It says race is not the only factor that the League considers but that age education play a part too and it says the players all knew about the terms of the concussion settlement before they agreed to it the NFL players who filed the suit are hoping to establish it as a class action lawsuit some more players can join it. Fallen Boulder revealed the oldest fossilized footprints ever at the Grand Canyon a geologist hiking with students stumbled upon it for years ago since then researchers have been examining the prince and just last week, they put out a report with their findings. They estimate the tracks are three, hundred, thirteen, million years old give or take half a million years, and they're apparently among the earliest examples of marks left by a shelled egg-laying animal found anywhere in the world. That time of year again, these starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is officially back earlier than ever the coffee chain's most popular seasonal drink and the one that started the pumpkin craze seventeen years ago is now on the menu nationwide, it's alongside other pumpkin flavored hits like the newer pumpkin cream cold brew and Pumpkins scone by the way starbucks has also launched a new hotline to really get people in the fall spirit. It lets people listen to some fall themed audio like a crackling fire or a Hay ride through a pumpkin patch. Of course, starbucks rivals have pumpkin and fall themed options of their own Dunkin kicked off season earlier this month and seven eleven launches its pumpkin drinks next week. And that's it for the main ten minutes of news today. But now it's time for work Wednesday where we break down one interesting career or work related news story every Wednesday and today we're talking about how some big companies are giving employs election. Day Off. coca-cola is the most recent one to make November third a holiday after a viral tweet from comedian Sarah Silverman in. It she asked major companies to give their workers election day off and tag corporations like Coca Cola. Amazon and McDonald's well coca. Cola responded saying we're in the company also says it's working with a nonprofit to encourage them to vote and CNN reports more than six hundred companies have signed on to do the same. They include big businesses like Walmart best buy Nike, twitter, and visa. Right. Thank you so much for listening today. As always. You can read more about any of the news stories mentioned in today's episode notes right in your APP or at done newsworthy dot com slash show notes. The Newsworthy is here for you to listen every weekday morning we'll catch you up on more news to know tomorrow until then have a great day.

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Dual Storm Threat, RNC Begins & Kobe Bryant Day- Monday, August 24th, 2020

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10:59 min | 1 year ago

Dual Storm Threat, RNC Begins & Kobe Bryant Day- Monday, August 24th, 2020

"Today is Monday August twenty fourth. What to not about dual hurricane threats which states could face to severe storms within just three days. Also, the newest FDA authorized treatment for covid nineteen, and it's now time for the Republican National Convention what to expect as the event kicks off tonight plus talk takes trump to court. It's Kobe Bryant Day in La and an update on a miracle hand pregnancy. Welcome welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast fair fun and on the go I'm Erica Mandy thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. Powerful storms headed toward the Gulf coast and they could bring dangerous flooding and strong winds to Louisiana Mississippi and Texas I comes tropical storm Mirko. It was downgraded from a hurricane last night but the federal government still considers it life threatening not one is expected to make landfall in Louisiana as soon as today. So hurricane and storm surge warnings were issued in parts of the state. Then tropical storm Laura is on track to hit the same spot either late Wednesday or early Thursday potentially as a hurricane thousands of people in Louisiana have already evacuated ahead of Marco and FEMA. Has. Sent crews into the area to help but meteorologist with the National Weather Service say the second one Laura is a much bigger storm and will likely be stronger storm. It could end up being a category three hurricane, which means winds could reach one hundred eleven miles an hour already Laura swept through the Caribbean at least ten people died in the Dominican, Republic and Haiti and Puerto. RICO FEMA says about thirty two, thousand power customers are without electricity nearly fourteen thousand don't have water president trump granted an emergency declaration for the island meaning resources will be freed up to help. Wildfires burning in California's bay area are now the second and third largest fires in state history they've burned more than five hundred square miles each each one burning compares to the size of Los Angeles firefighters made good progress on them over the weekend, but both are expected to grow in the coming days. One of those big fires were started by lightning strikes last week it's. The second largest but most destructive fire burning right now, responsible for at least five deaths, it also destroyed more than eight hundred homes and other buildings. Tens of thousands of people have evacuated the national guard and US military are already in the Golden State, helping out and the governor says a recent disaster declaration will help people affected with crisis counseling housing, and other social services. The FDA gave emergency authorization to a new tool for US doctors to fight covid nineteen. It's called convalescent plasma. We've talked about this before the idea is blood plasma can be taken from covid nineteen survivors and given to sick patients, and it could help since survivors have built up antibodies to fight off infection. But the FDA still says more clinical trials are necessary to know if it's truly effective before it'll get full approval for now it got the green light for use because it was determined safe and it also might work right now there was only one covid nineteen treatment that has the FDA approval and that's Remm Desk. For the second time in four days, the new postmaster general will be questioned on Capitol Hill about service cutbacks and mail in voting I Lewis to joy testified in front of senators on Friday Republicans and said, they wanted to give him a chance to explain the postal services financial situation and why he's choosing to make cuts while some cuts are already in place to joy. Promise. The USPS is quote fully capable and committed to delivering the nation's election male securely and on time and hold off on making more changes. Until after the election, he's expected to tell House lawmakers something similar today but Democrats say they want a new law? In place to make sure. So the Democratic led House came back from their recess early and passed a bill over the weekend that would give the Postal Service and other twenty five billion dollars in funding and block any changes to services. Until at least next year Democrats, say this bill could be the solution. If the postmaster general is really just worried about money and not mail in voting but Senate leaders don't expect the measure to make it through the Republican led Senate arguing that it's a piecemeal bill that ignores the urgent needs of the American people. So at this point, the legislation is not expected to become law to be continued. The Republican National Convention Starts Today. The RNC's theme is honoring the Great American story today speakers include several Republican members of Congress and besides politicians Americans. We'll hear from a man whose daughter was killed in the twenty eighteen high school shooting in Parkland. Florida a Saint Louis couple who got national attention for pointing guns at protestors over the summer and President Trump's son Donald trump junior, and that's just night one overall. The RNC will last four nights and just like the DNC last week, it will end with a big acceptance speech from the party's presidential candidate president trump will formally accept the renomination Thursday night from the White House by the way trump is. Also about to say goodbye to one of his top advisors, Kellyanne Conway just announced she's leaving the White House at the end of August. She says, she wants to focus more on family and quote be less drama. Mama Conway has been a close advisor to president trump since his two thousand sixteen campaign. She was the first woman to manage a successful presidential campaign and has since been one of trump's most outspoken defenders. Conway's husband happens to be a very outspoken trump critic George Conway runs a group of anti-trump Republicans called the Lincoln Project. But last night, he also announced that he would be stepping down for similar reasons to devote more time to family. All right we have more news coming up but first, thanks to our sponsor this week native I believe reading labels is key I do it with everything in order to make informed decisions from the food I by the personal care products I use, and that's part of why I love my deodorant from native native has ingredients. You've actually heard of like coconut oil and Shea butter, and it's aluminum free native never uses ingredients like aluminum Paraben sulfates. Or Towel, and you don't have to sacrifice on protection either native keeps you smelling and feeling. 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Remember the president has basically given the APPs Chinese parent company called Bike Dan's in ultimatum find an American buyer or get banned in the US and trump continues to say tiktok could be a national security threat well by. Dance told CNBC over the weekend. There's no threat and the company has tried to work with the US government on a solution, but it hasn't panned out. So they say court is the next option. It's worth noting TIKTOK says this will not affect negotiations with Microsoft and Oracle to possibly sell those talks are apparently still in the works so far no comment from the White House on the possible legal action. Today is Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles, already tributes rolling in both online and on the streets of La Kobe. Bryant was actually in place even before the basketball star's death, the city started honoring him just after his retirement back in two thousand sixteen for his accomplishments on the court and for his philanthropy work in the community La. Chose August twenty fourth to commemorate Bryant's to Jersey Numbers Eight and twenty four, which he wore during his twenty year career with the Lakers. Of course, this year will be especially significant since seven months ago the NBA icon his thirteen year. Old Daughter seven friends were killed in a helicopter crash and since then of Kobe themed murals have popped up in southern California. So the La Times says we can expect many people to be visiting them today. Nike is also doing something special. It's going to offer five new versions of the signature Kobe Bryant Sneaker and a reissued Basketball Jersey which was designed in part by Koby himself Nike also donated one million dollars to Brian Foundation which works to empower underserved communities throughout youth sports. By the way today is also one day after Bryant's birthday he would have been forty-two. K Pop group BTS is making history this time it's thanks to Korean boy band new music video for the song dynamite. It racked up more than one hundred and one million views in its first twenty, four hours online and Youtube told variety that's a record at one point. The video had more than three million people watching it at the same time and gadget reports. That's another record dynamite is going to be on his next album which comes out later this year but the band wanted to put this single early specifically for the pandemic era. The group says people around the world are going through tough times. So they want to share some positive energy with fame. Animal Lovers are celebrating big announcement from the National Zoo in Washington. DC A giant panda named Mei Xiang gave birth to a healthy cub over the weekend and her mom instincts kicked right in which is unusual for a panda right away. She started nursing and cuddling with her tiny hairless blind cub. This is the fourth time she's given birth and this. One was considered a miracle since the pandas gave her less than one percent chance of having another cup. But her other cubs were sent back to China for a program meant to reintroduce pandas to their natural habitats. Panda fans can keep an eye on May Xiang and her new baby through the zoo's Panda Cam. We've linked to it in today's show up. And that's it for your ten minutes of news today. But now it's time for Monday where we bring you one interesting money related news story, and today we're talking about how back to school shopping season is different. This year than usual as the AP explains it most parents are not getting their kids the usual items like new clothing in backpacks, but the reportedly buying up a lot of electron ix like laptops and headphones, which of course, can cost a lot more. The National Retail Federation predicts families with children. In Grades K. through twelve, we'll spend a total of thirty four billion dollars on school supplies this year, that's eight billion dollars more than last year though there is different data out there for example, Deloitte's annual back to school survey agreed that spending is shifting toward more digital products but found the amount of spending for school will actually stay the same as last year and yet another research firm found spending will actually go down about six and a half percent. This year as parents face an uncertain school year. All right. Thank you so much for listening today and every day. We'll be back with more news to know tomorrow until then have a great day.

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Deadly Wildfires, TikTok Rejects Microsoft & Guitar Sales Boom- Monday, September 14th, 2020

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10:32 min | 1 year ago

Deadly Wildfires, TikTok Rejects Microsoft & Guitar Sales Boom- Monday, September 14th, 2020

"Today, is Monday September fourteenth what to not about the wildfires in the West and how they're causing some of the worst air quality in the world, and when another hurricane is expected to hit this week also new developments in the battle Tiktok, which company is out of the running and what happens next plus sports pros take a stand for social justice jeopardy debuts some changes and the musical hobby making a comeback. Welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast. They're fun and on the go America Mandy thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. We start today with the dangerous weather impacting millions of people across the country. Almost one hundred fires are still burning through twelve states out west while another hurricane is expected to hit the southeast as soon as tomorrow. So I the wildfires happening now so far at least thirty, five people in California, Oregon and Washington have died, and unfortunately that death toll is expected to go. Up as search and rescue crews, reach more areas where people might not have had time to evacuate. Also Reuters reports thousands of homes have been destroyed since early August, and the flames are still threatening tens of thousands more and it's not just the flames that are concerned. The smoke is causing some of the worst air quality on the planet. SMOKE IS IMPACTING CITIES LIKE SEATTLE San. Francisco Portland Oregon. So millions of people are being told to stay indoors. Some of also had those orange tinted skies. You've probably seen on social media. In fact, Washington's governor says his state looks apocalyptic with a smoky haze. Now, the governor of California Oregon and Washington all say, these wildfires are a consequence of climate change and a couple of years ago federal government scientists issued a. report saying greenhouse gas emissions could triple the number of severe fires in the West. But at a rally yesterday president trump blamed poor forest management instead he says the fires could have been prevented with leaf raking and ground sweeping. It is worth noting the La Times reports much of the land that's burned is managed by the federal government. Either way president trump will visit California today. On fire briefing from federal and local officials trump already approved a disaster declaration for California last month and Oregon last week that allows fema and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate disaster relief efforts. By tomorrow morning forecasters say tropical storm Sally is set to make landfall on the Louisiana Mississippi border as a category, two hurricane, and now evacuations are underway. New Orleans could get direct hit storm surges of up to eleven. Feet are possible along with one hundred mile an hour winds. Some models also say areas between Southeast Louisiana and western Florida panhandle are in for more than a foot of rain people who live in. Southeastern Louisiana have been ordered to evacuate. Other people are being told to prepare by gathering emergency supplies like food, water and medication. Of course, this is especially rougher people in Louisiana since they're still recovering from Hurricane Laura that storm leveled some coastal Louisiana towns and let people without power for weeks. This new one sally is the eighteenth named storm of the Twenty Twenty Atlantic hurricane season. The average for a typical season is twelve. The, number of new. Kobe nine nineteen cases grew over the weekend in nearly a dozen US states mostly in the upper midwest and northeast at least based on a weekly average Wisconsin is seeing the largest increase in new cases right now, they're new infections are up thirty, two percent that said the daily average of new cases overall in the US is going down. That's the good news over the past. Seven days the US reported about fifteen percent fewer new cases a day than a week ago. Still CNBC reports some infectious disease experts are not breathing a sigh of relief yet they say the number of new cases in the country each day thirty, four thousand is still alarmingly high most experts say there's likely no return to normal until there is a safe and effective vaccine also, we have to updates. About Corona virus vaccines, one. The head of Pfizer told CBS News over the weekend. There's a good chance. The company will know whether a vaccine works by the end of next month and the company is preparing to distribute the vaccine by the end of the year two other front runners for Vaccine Madonna and AstraZeneca, and that brings us to our second update about vaccines. Remember Astra Zeneca had to put. Its vaccine testing on hold last week, a volunteer who got shot suffered a neurological reaction. So it was part of the protocol to pause the trial at this point still not totally clear if that volunteer got sick from the vaccine or just by chance but now Astra Zeneca is resuming trials in the UK and it's working with other nations like the US for guidance on when to restart testing elsewhere. It looks like the Chinese owner of the popular video of Tiktok has chosen in American company to work with and it's not Microsoft. Several different news outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press citing sources who say the software giant Oracle won the bid while there's no official announcement yet about Oracle Microsoft has announced, it's officially a No-go Tiktok Chinese parent company. Called by dance will not sell the US arm of the APP to Microsoft despite the company's best efforts, and here's the thing. Even the reported oracle deal is likely not an outright sale. The Wall Street Journal says, the company will be more of a quote trusted tech partner in the US remember the Chinese government recently issued new regulations that say talk would need the. Government's permission to transfer any technology to a foreign buyer, and now by dance says, even if it works with the US company, it won't actually sell or transfer the APPs algorithms as in sort of secret sauce of the APP that decides which videos are shown to which users or in other words. One source told the South China. Morning. Post quote the car can be. Sold. But not the engine. So we'll the reported deal be enough to squash president trump's concerns over national security and prevent a ban on the APP like the president has threatened. Well, it's not completely clear yet the White House Committee on foreign investment will apparently need to approve the deal but so far no comment from Oracle Tiktok or the White House to be continued. All right we have more news ahead but first, thanks to our sponsor hellofresh hellofresh is America's number one meal kit, and ever since I tried it, I know why hellofresh gets rid of the need to ask what's for dinner because you're sent these high-quality recipes along with pre portioned fresh ingredients. So you can be excited to try out a great new meal especially when it's conveniently delivered right to your doorstep and requires no stressful planning or grocery runs that's key for me. I love that I can get dinner on the table in about thirty minutes. 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He took home the trophy after a gruelling five-set match against Germany's Alexander. Zverev this is teams first, Grand Slam title on the women's side Naomi. Osaka is the champion, the twenty, two year old Japanese tennis fiamme be as Aranka of Belarus to win her third Grand Slam Title NBC Sports Reports Osaka came into the tournament. The favorite to win Asaka was also getting attention for taking a stand against racial inequality throughout the tournament she wore facemasks with the names of black Americans killed in the US also in. Sports. It was a big weekend for the NFL. Most American football teams played their first game of the season yesterday and as expected social justice was top of mind their to during the national anthem. Some players took a knee others raised their fists and several decided to stay in the locker room players also displayed phrases like black lives, matter and end racism on their uniforms as for the games themselves. One of the biggest talkers was probably the game between the Tampa Bay buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. It was Tom Brady's first game with the bucks. He could not pull off though the team lost thirty four to twenty three. Walmart is the latest major company to test out drone delivery. It joins the likes of Amazon and Walgreens which already started piloting their own trials. Walmart is partnering with the Drone Company tracks. To make this happen, the two will work together to deliver groceries and household items for now, this is just being tested out in Fayetteville North Carolina and Walmart says, it hopes this will help. It fine. Tune the process of loading the drones up with orders, flying them to their destination and delivering them to people's homes. But the company admits it'll probably be a while before a drone delivery becomes mainstream. By the way this is not the first time Walmart has tried out new delivery methods. It previously partnered with Ford and two other startups to explore delivery through self driving vehicles. The game show jeopardy returns tonight for its thirty-seven season longtime host Alex Trebek's is back as the host of the show, but there will be another familiar face there as well. Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings has signed on as a consulting producer meeting. He'll be presenting his own video categories and doing some work behind the scenes. If you're not familiar jennings is jeopardy legend he wants seventy four shows and holds the record for the longest winning streak jeopardy will also look a little different because of the pandemic the contestants will be spaced further apart and there will not be studio audience. And that's it for your ten minutes of news today. But now it's time for money. Monday. Where we talk about one interesting money related news story. So remember earlier this year we told you about piano sales skyrocketing during the pandemic well apparently, not just. The New York Times reports people are spending more money on guitars as well as people pick up new hobbies. For example, iconic guitar maker Fender says its biggest year in history, which was not really expected the renewed interest spans generations to from baby boomers to young adults to teenagers, men, and women. This is quite a turnaround for the guitar which has fallen out of style in recent years with the rise of electronic music. In fact, The Washington Post story three years ago, calling the market not sustainable but that was then and this is now today some instrument businesses say they've never seen sales like this, and that quote everyday is black. Friday. All right. Thank you so much for listening today and every day. As always you can read more about any of the new stories mentioned done newsworthy dot com slash show notes. 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