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NPR News: 10-20-2019 10PM ET
"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by seven million dollars in third place another sequel Columbia Pictures Zombie Land Doubled hot taking in twenty seven million dollars this is n._p._R.. News Johnson will make another attempt to get his new deal through parliament tomorrow for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London engineers New Orleans set off ace has drawn national attention as the GOP defense narrow majorities in both houses of the General Assembly Democratic candidates in Virginia raised nearly thirty two announced visit a landmark federal opioid trial is set to get underway with opening arguments tomorrow after last minute settlement talks broke down on Friday the trial according to the Virginia Public Access Project Political Scientist Quinton Kid at Christopher Newport University says the Democrats have momentum after picking up fifteen as of controlled explosions today to bring down two cranes leaning on the side of the partially collapsed hotel near the French quarter one of the cranes came down completely walgreens alleges their practices contributed to the opioid epidemic drugmaker Johnson and Johnson already settled for twenty point four million dollars with the two counties Vicki Barker reports even some of his closest colleagues suspect Boris Johnson secretly wants Britain to crash out of Europe without a deal on October thirty first he's already British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with plans to leave the UK by the end of the month even after lawmakers forced him to seek a three month delay on all its details so they passed a second motion insisting that final approval can only come after parliament's had a chance to vote in every little detail head he'd rather be dead in a ditch than ask for another extension that's why lawmakers passed an act requiring Johnson to request that extension if there was no new million dollars through the end of September that's more than double their word chest last time all one hundred forty seats were on the ballot Republicans pulled in about twenty one million dollars brexit deal approved by yesterday and why was there no new deal approved yesterday because even some MP's who support Johnson's new deal don't trust him to follow the other is partially down the building and the cranes were considered unsafe by the Fire Department the hard rock hotel was under construction a collapse last weekend killing three along the Syrian border has not ended and reports of civilian casualties keep mounting Bobby Allen NPR news and Espera was in Afghanistan today on an Unin- workers and injured several others word on the cause of the collapse engineers say the work was delicate because of gas and electric lines in historic buildings nearby this is NPR out by two counties in Ohio state and local governments against makers and distributors of the highly addictive painkillers the suit against pharmaceuticals for distributors in Syria to western Iraq. He says they will have a dual purpose is to help defend Iraq and to to perform a counter isis mission as it's in the house of delegates two years ago the party also embraced tighter gun laws as most Virginia voters say it's their top concern gun control has become a Syria abruptly was to bring the soldiers back home but speaking to reporters Defense Secretary Mark Expert says the plan now is to redeployed the thousand troops a big deal in some of these elections and they're outside groups that are giving money related to that Virginia's largest individual fundraiser so far is Republican Virginia Democrats have raised record funds ahead of the state's upcoming elections as Daniele has low from member station W. A. M. U. reports the being northern Syria will be redeployed to Western a rock and here's Bobby Allen reports president trump has repeatedly said that one of the reasons US troops were being pulled out of northern we sort through the next steps and again that's the current game plan things could change between now whenever we completely withdraw despite the US and Turkey saying a ceasefire was in effect bombing stop spot taking in an estimated thirty six million dollars in ticket sales in its debut weekend in Second Place Warner Brothers Joker adding twenty nine million dollars domestic house speaker Kirk Cox for NPR news. I'm Daniela chess slow at the weekend box office Walt Disney's malicious int- mistress of evil knocked joker out of the Lina third weekend the villain origin story has grossed more than two hundred forty seven million dollars domestically worldwide saint seven hundred thirty live from NPR news in Washington.
NPR News: 12-22-2019 2AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. President trump spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Ave as North Korea vented the frustration with the US Avoca Leonard reports from Tokyo. The two leaders discussed Iran and trade. But the most pressing issue was how to handle North Korea. The call Kim shortly after North Korea accused the US of trying to drag out denuclearization talks ahead of next year's American presidential election. The North Korean government is reportedly Ridley frustrated that even after it halted its nuclear missile tests. The US still hasn't eased crippling sanctions Japan. The US has closest ally in the region has recently received its share of criticism as well last month. The North Korean Foreign Ministry called Prime Minister Ave an idiot and threatened to send ballistic missiles towards Japan and this all comes as ave prepares for a meeting with South Korean and Chinese leaders next week. Where the North Korean issue is expected to dominate the agenda for? NPR News News. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo. Pope Francis Warren Vatican officials Saturday. The rigidity based on fear of change is creating a world where the Christian faith has lost lost much of its influence. NPR SYLVIA POHJOLA reports. The pope's comments appeared to be aimed at his increasingly vocal conservative opponents. Opponents Soak Francis this is told Vatican officials that the Catholic Church Needs New Paradigm to function in Contemporary Society. Where he said quote we are no longer the ones who produce culture no longer the first nor the most listened to we are no longer under a Christian regime he added because the faith especially in Europe but also in much of the West no longer constitutes an obvious premise but is often denied? Derided marginalized and ridiculed Francis also warned the officials who administer the Vatican's many any departments against rigidity which he said is born from fear of change and ends up spreading fences and obstacles in the terrain of the common. Good turning it into who a minefield of misunderstanding and hatred SOBIA POHJOLA NPR news. Rome protests continue in India this weekend against a new law that excludes it's Muslim immigrants from citizenship. At least twenty one people have died in clashes with police since the law took effect December eleventh it allows Hindus Use Christians and other religious minorities in India without documentation to become citizens if they can show they were persecuted because of their religion does not apply to Muslims. Britain's Prince. Philip is in a London hospital. Vicki Barker has more on the ninety eight year old royal palace officials will say only that Prince. Philip is in the hospital for Observation Survey Shen and treatment for pre existing condition. He reportedly walked into the hospital. After being transported from the royal estate at Sandringham and Queen Elizabeth went ahead with her own scheduled trip to Sandringham for the Royal Christmas festivities Vicki Barker reporting this is NPR news a tractor trailer collided with a passenger bus and eastern Guatemala. Saturday officials. Say At least twenty people were killed. Another dozen people were injured. It's not clear yet. What caused the crash? Star Wars the rise of skywalker opened a big numbers this week but his NPR's Bob Mondello reports. The the film is showing signs of franchise fatigue with a ninety million dollar opening day including Thursday. Night previews episode nine in the Star. Wars Saga is doing huge business. This final story die walk still. The force is proving a little less forceful this time. Industry estimates have the film ending the weekend at one hundred ninety three million dollars. That's about twenty five million less than the most recent chapter the last Jedi which was itself about twenty five million less than its predecessor. The force awakens but if the trend is downward star wars movies exist in a box soft galaxy far far above. This weekend's other big opening the musical cats won't even be clawing. Its Way to eight million dollars Bob. mondello NPR VR News Boeing plans to bring it star liner crew capsule back from space Sunday. Morning the unscrewed vehicle was launched Friday. It was supposed to spend a week at the international actional space station but it ended up in the wrong orbit so the station docking was cancelled. Officials say the problem was an improperly set clock but that's been fixed the star liner is to lay on early Sunday at the army's White Sands missile range of the New Mexico desert. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 03-14-2020 1PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Laurie London. In the news conference at the White House this hour. President trump says he has been tested for the corona virus this as the nation's top infectious diseases expert. Anthony Fauci says there are more than twenty thousand confirmed cases in the United States but he warns we have not reached the peak yet of the outbreak as everyday life throughout much of the country is up ended by the spreading corona virus. Congress is moving forward toward providing billions of dollars in relief. Npr's held reports. The Senate is now expected to take up a bill. After it passed the house in a late night. Bipartisan vote after extensive wrangling. Lawmakers passed the bill just after midnight earlier. President Trump tweeted his support of the families. First Corona Virus Response Act Signaling Republicans could sign on. It provides for free meals to students stuck at home paid sick leave for workers and attempts to address the shortfall in testing for the virus. Here's Congresswoman Sheila jackson-lee Democrat of Texas the main thing that we must do we must test every single American that is showing signs or needs and what we have in this. Bill is to provide free testing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell is expressing cautious support for the bills saying he believes senators on both sides agree. Swift action is needed. Amy held NPR news Washington. As a number of cases in China eases. The World Health Organization has declared Italy. Now the epicenter of the corona virus with at least seventeen thousand cases. A lockdown has been in place since Wednesday Nicole. Zeo Mancini is a medical microbiologist at a hospital in Milan. We do not have only elderlies. We're starting to see. Also of younger adults wear temple had an eighteen year old sky effectively healthy before debts which is now intensive care units Manzini. Speaking to the BBC says it's hospital is running out of beds and the intensive care unit. Meanwhile the Spanish government is putting that countries forty six million citizens on lockdown as part of its state of emergency and Britain is taking a step when it comes to the spread of the corona virus within its country Vicki Barker reports from London the UK has stopped trying to track the contact of those diagnosed with corona virus. Apparently gambling that if enough people catch and then recover from the disease bill become immune granting. What's called herd immunity to the rest of the population but a number of public health? Experts are warning. That's a largely unproven strategy which fails to protect those most vulnerable to the disease. That's Vicky Parker Reporting Barker reporting this is NPR more than a dozen countries in sub Saharan. Africa have now reported cases of the new corona virus. Npr's Eyder Peralta reports they are now scrambling to contain it before. More community spread the number of countries in sub Saharan Africa. Reporting cases of the new corona virus has doubled in the past. Two Days Sudan reported that a man his fifties was infected in the UAE died of covert nineteen on Thursday. If you'll be his imported case came from Brooke Enough Fossil Ghana's first cases came from Norway and Turkey in Kenya. A young woman came from Ohio on March fifth and tested positive on the twelve with Ikea. Guay Kenya's Health Minister says the best case scenario is that she did not infect anyone else. You might be an isolated one and we conduct. Authorities are now trying to trace anyone who may have come into contact with her Npr News Nairobi. Apple is temporarily closing all of its retail stores outside of China CEO. Tim Cook says out of abundance of caution. In fighting the spread of the corona virus sales will be online only for the next two weeks. He said the company is also donating fifteen million dollars to help with worldwide recovery. Cooks all of its stores in China have now reopened and says the company has learned from its stores in China and how that has helped it develop best practices that are assisting enormously in the global response. I'm Laurie London. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 10-05-2019 11PM ET
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo says he will be responsive to a subpoena from Congress demanding State Department documents as NPR's Dan Charles reports congressional investigators also are asking for documents from the White House and the vice president didn't congressional committees want these documents as part of their investigation into a White House effort to get the government of Ukraine to investigate the activities of Joe Biden and his son hunter enter Biden Secretary Pompeo said he'll do what the law requires but he reminded reporters that past administrations of taking awhile to turn over documents. We're going going to be more responsive than the administration was in in the years that preceded this particular congress investigators have also sent a subpoena to the White House House and demanded that it turned over documents within two weeks Dan Charles. NPR News the wife of a U. S. Diplomat has left the United Kingdom them claiming diplomatic immunity after a car crash that killed a British teenager Vicki Barker reports the accident happened in late August outside of British rush air base that houses a US intelligence hub about an hour north of London police believe the unnamed American woman pulled out to the wrong side of the road killing Harry sorry dawn on nineteen year old motorcyclist she flew back to the US claiming immunity through her diplomat husband British Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb has urged the the US to reconsider that stance the teenager's mother said the family's life is now painfully on hold they bear the woman no ill will she says but want her to face justice in the UK and British law suggests relatives of US diplomats outside London do not have automatic immunity for NPR Ktar News. I'm Vicki Barker in London police in New York City say four homeless men were beaten to death early this morning David I of member Station W. Oh. NYC reports a suspect is in custody. Police responded to a nine one one call early Saturday reporting assault in Manhattan's Chinatown Neighborhood Deputy WTI chief inspector Michael Bald Asano said they found several homeless men who were likely sleeping when they were attacked with a metal pipe so the motive appears to be right now. Oh just a random attacks. It doesn't seem any no one was targeted by race age anything of that nature. One victim remains in critical condition. A twenty four year old suspect is in custody is also believed to be homeless police say authorities continue to search the neighborhood street by street for other possible victims for NPR news. I'm David I in New York. A Jerry in Woodbine Georgia today acquitted a white police officer of manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man and last year thirty three year old. Tony Green was killed while he's running away from a traffic stop this is NPR news from Washington. A witness in the murder trial of Amber Geiger was shot to death yesterday. Geiger was a former Dallas. Police officer found guilty last week of killing both John a neighborhood his own apartment last year. She says she thought she was in her apartment. Police are investigating yesterday's fatal shooting of Joshua Brown another neighbor. No details have been provided Portugal Alexa new parliament tomorrow. This comes at a time when the country's economy is expanding faster than the euro-zone average average for the first time since the common currency was created Allison Roberts reports polls have consistently put the governing Socialist Party ahead of its main centre-right rival which Chad more seats in the last parliament but there's an additional question even if the Socialists do gain ground on Sunday. Will it be enough for them to govern alone or will there be another jetting gone set or contraption as complicated set of deals with far left parties was nicknamed after they were signed in Twenty fifteen much hinges on whether voters believe the Prime Minister Antonio Costa when he says he's turned the page on austerity all the critics who say he's squeezing public investment to meet euro-zone budget rules for NPR news. I'm alison roots. Lisbon voters in Portugal go to the polls tomorrow to elect a new parliament opinion polls show the center left Socialists are expected expected to win the most votes but not enough to form a government without the support of other parties. The Socialists took power for years ago and joining good economy since then left his party. They say the country needs more public spending both on healthcare and transportation. I'm Nora Raum N._P._R. News
NPR News: 03-15-2020 8AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Kyle Snyder. There's been disarray. This weekend at some of the nation's major airports as the trump administration began implementing new restrictions on travel from Europe pictures from inside Chicago's O'hare International Airport for example shared on social media show Americans and legal permanent residents returning from Europe packed into tight spaces waiting for hours to be screened for symptoms of the Corona virus. Npr's Leila Fadel reports on the situation O'hare International Airport's one of thirteen airports accepting people returning from Europe and implementing enhanced screening but now many question whether the bottlenecks screenings creating will end up infecting more people. Then it's protecting similar. Pictures and videos were shared from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport the governor of Illinois Jay pritzker seeds in a tweet at president trump and vice president. Mike Pence saying the crowds lines are unacceptable and that the president needs to address it immediately. Meanwhile the O'hare International Airport's twitter account says it has quote strongly encouraged their federal partners to increase staffing to meet demand. Leyla fallen NPR news. The Homeland Security Department is acknowledging. The Long Lines Acting Secretary Chad Wolf said on twitter. The government is working to add additional screening capacity and working with airlines to expedite the process the Colorado state legislature has officially suspended. Its work for at least two weeks. Because of the corona virus a historic first for the state to Brooklyn from Colorado public radio has more lawmakers in both parties agreed to stop their work. Here's Democratic Speaker of the House. Casey Becker I think two weeks provides enough time for some social distancing without pushing too far out in the future to know what may come up that we need to address a number of other state. Legislatures are also suspending or changing their work schedules because of the corona virus for NPR news. I'm Ben to Brooklyn in Denver. Nearly every state in the nation has recorded a case of the corona virus only exception being West Virginia. Dave missed it of West Virginia Public Broadcasting reports that may come down to limited testing. That's been conducted so far west. Virginia health officials reported Saturday night. That thirty nine residents have been tested through the CDC in the State's Public Health Lab. Thirty eight of those results have come back. Negative one test result is still pending those numbers not account for testing done at some hospitals and commercial labs. Wvu Medicine Healthcare provider. Run by the state's largest university says they are evaluating a number of options for commercial testing Spain and France joining Italy and imposing lockdowns as the epicenter of the Krona Virus Pandemic Shifts to Europe in Paris restaurants are closed doors or empty however French voters are heading to the polls today for local municipal elections this is NPR. The world's oldest golf course has changed cores voting to finally admit women Vicki Barker reports from London ever since its founding in seventeen thirty five. The Royal Burgess Golfing Society in Edinburgh. Scotland has been male only holding out even after other historic gender-specific off clubs relaxed their membership rules but now members have voted overwhelmingly to admit women. The society's president is calling the vote historic but perhaps the true sign of just how far British society has com. Is that not even the conservative? Daily Telegraph or Daily Mail. Newspapers have included on attributed quotes from aggrieved members calling the move political correctness. Gone Mad for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed law this weekend that could potentially allow him to remain in power until twenty thirty six. The Russian parliament approved the measure. Last week it would allow Putin to run for two more six year terms but it still has some hurdles to jump. The country's constitutional court must decide if the changes legal and it must be approved by voters in a referendum set for April twenty second with voters in Arizona Florida Ohio and Illinois preparing to go to the polls Tuesday the next round of primaries Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are preparing to debate tonight. Cnn had planned to host the debate with a live audience in Phoenix. But it's been moved to a television studio in the nation's capital because of Corona virus concerns. I'm Kyle Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
NPR News: 12-15-2019 7PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst after announcing a phase one trade agreement with the US. China has now delayed tariffs on American reports that previously been set to go into effect today. If here's Amy Chang. Reports on the latest reprieve the US China trade dispute in response to the US postponing joining I plan tariff increase and cutting some existing terrorists in half the State Council in Beijing suspended its own retaliatory penalties on US goods so as farm products and automobile parts this this decision came after top officials in both countries reached consensus on an interim trade deal according to the US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer Chinese negotiators committed to purchasing a forty billion dollars of agricultural products over the next two years in addition to promising reforms on issues like technology transfer details about win where the phase one trade deal before. Malaya's are unclear officials in Beijing. These questions on answer during Friday's press conference but Washington says it is aiming to sign early next month Amy Chang. NPR News Beijing during a historic vote on Capitol Hill. This week as the Democratic led House is expected to vote to impeach president trump. A trial will then be held in the Republican and led Senate which is expected to acquit him. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy spent today encouraging his state to embrace its diversity in the wake of an attack Kinda Kosher market in Jersey City last Tuesday. And here's Jeff. Radio reports authorities labeled the attack domestic terrorism and said it was motivated by hatred for Jews and police. Jersey City is the most diverse city in the most diverse state according to Governor Phil Murphy and while that has sometimes led to conflict Murphy said it's also a point of pride right. He took that message to mount. His African Methodist Episcopal church Sunday morning. We're all sons and daughters got when one of US comes under attack all the churches less than a mile from the market where to shooters killed three people and then died after a gun battle with police authorities say hey they also killed a police detective a nearby cemetery and her suspects in the death of another man a few days before Jeff Brady. NPR News Jersey City in in Hong Kong more clashes between protesters and police. It took place in a shopping mall. Holiday shoppers watched from the floors above up police arrested. Several protesters reportedly spring liquid into their faces. This latest pro. Democracy protests comes as leader Carrie. Lam continues her visit to Beijing. Her First I. Since last month's district council elections twitter says it will bring back special labels to help users identify tweets from political candidates. The company I I use those labels for me elections last year and says it's trying to prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling voters. Many political candidates already have blue check marks to indicate AK twitter's check that they are who they say they are but these labels will go further providing details where the person is and what office running for this is NPR off the leader of Britain's opposition Labor Party has apologized for his party's crushing defeat. In Thursday's elections Vicki Barker has more from London. When Jeremy Corbyn predecessor Ed miliband suffered an election defeat in twenty fifteen? He took full responsibility for the loss and immediately stepped down onus party leader. Jeremy Corbyn has so far failed to do either but writing in the left-leaning Daily Mirror and the Observer newspaper today. The Labor leader says as in his words. I'm sorry that we came up short and I take my responsibility for it. Millions of longtime Labor supporters in central and northern England defected did to Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in Thursday's vote based on Johnson's slogan to get brexit. Done it is a promise. Johnson now says he intends to keep deep by the January thirty first deadline for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London in Italy more than fifty thousand people were evacuated from the southern port city city of Brindisi as experts worked to defuse a world war. Two bomb officials say the operation as the biggest peacetime evacuation. In Italy. The British bomb believed leave to have been dropped on the city in nineteen forty. One was found by chance last month during renovations at a movie theater the device will be taken to a quarry where the TNT inside inside will be destroyed in a controlled explosion crude oil prices are trading lower and overnight Asian trading down about a half percent at fifty nine dollars. Seventy seven cents a barrel and electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. I'm Janine Herbst N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 02-23-2020 4AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora Raum. Preliminary results show Senator Bernie Sanders. Won the Nevada caucuses last night. Npr's miles parks reports. It's sanders second win in the three early primary states. Senators is now clearly in the driver's seat in the race for the Democratic nomination for president he won the New Hampshire primary finishing the top to an Iowa and is now one Nevada. He also leads in most national polls of the race exit polls show that sanders performance in Nevada was driven by strong support from Latino voters. The fact results started coming in just a few hours after the caucuses was also a win for the Democratic Party fierce. It'd been building since the results fiasco in Iowa earlier this month but the technology that Democrats us here seem to work fairly smoothly miles parks. Npr News Las Vegas former vice president. Joe Biden came in Second Biden told his supporters in Las Vegas. Where coming back and we're going to win we're in a position now to move on the way that we haven't been until this moment former. Mayor Pete. Buddha judge finished third. The next contest is Saturday's primary in South Carolina the on March third. It's Super Tuesday. Voters in fourteen states. Go to the polls is about to get more difficult for immigrants to come into the US. Legally the trump administration begins enforcing new regulations. Monday that will make it harder for them to get green cards. If they use public benefits in the meantime Titan policies and asylum seekers played out at Florida's Orlando International Airport yesterday. Daniel Prior of member station W. Empathy reports an undocumented. Mother and her two American born children were deported. Twelve Salvador Vilma Diaz who entered the country without papers in two thousand was denied asylum under new rules that make it harder for people. Fleeing Gang based violence to qualify for the Status Pastor Joel to Melbourne First Church of the Nazarene was at the airport with Diaz and her two sons. He says he's worried. The eldest axel will be targeted by gangs. And if he doesn't join which he won't because he's a Christian and he's a great kid he's a US citizen if he doesn't join there will be threats made against his family along with his threat of violence he says. Axel won't be able to get emergency medical attention for frequent asthma attacks. The Department of Homeland Security says nearly nineteen thousand people were deported to El Salvador last year for NPR news. I'm Danielle Prior in Orlando. Yesterday was the first day of an agreed. Upon seven day reduction in violence in Afghanistan between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces Afghan officials say Taliban fighters did attacked two checkpoints yesterday but it appears this has not affected the agreement if it lasts seven days the US and the Taliban are scheduled to sign a more permanent agreement on February. Twenty ninth this is. Npr News a magnitude five point. Seven earthquake hit southeastern Turkey today near the border with Iran. The Turkish Interior Minister says at least seven people were killed. Preliminary results from Iran suggests that hardliners associated with the country's Revolutionary Guards are expected to make gains in parliamentary elections. Voters had limited choices. More than seven thousand. Potential candidates had been disqualified most of them reformists and moderates. British police have charged a homeless man with stabbing a Muslim cleric at a London Mart. Mosque Vicki Barker reports twenty nine year. Old Daniel Horton faces charges of grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. Police say terrorism was apparently not a motive. The victim RAF out monoglot had just finished leading the call to prayer on Thursday when he was stabbed in the shoulder worshippers quickly overpowered the attacker who had reportedly been an occasional visitor to the mosque for several months. Ma Glad was back in the mosque leading prayers on Friday with London Mayor Secon among those attending to show their support. The seventy year old monoglot has said he forgives his attacker for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London Lizardo was named entertainer of the year at the Image Awards in Pasadena California last night the N. Double ACP honors Outstanding Actors and Musicians of color. Riana received the president's Award for Distinguished Public Service a special tribute was paid basketball star. Kobe Bryant. Who died in January and a helicopter crash? I'm Nora Raum NPR news.
NPR News: 02-04-2020 12AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. The Iowa Democratic Caucus have turned into a cliffhanger because of what state party already President Mandy McClure calls inconsistencies in the reporting of results. McClure says photos and a paper trail being used to ensure that over salts match Des Moines in County Party chair. Tom Courtney says he hasn't submitted vote tallies from his jurisdiction because of problems with the phones and new APP. This'll the new thing this year. We're supposed to get the reason we were supposed to be able to have an APP reported. All you know almost instantaneously and that didn't work out. The APP didn't work things didn't work out all right. I've been trying to call for several hours to to report my results and I can't I can't get through a phone number and I can't get through that numbers constantly. Busy Gordon says the process appear to run more smoothly years ago when caucus officials simply phoned in the results. The president trump easily be two challengers to win the Iowa. Republican Publican caucuses John L.. Confirms More Than Twenty thousand cases of Corona virus including four hundred twenty five deaths the disease has spread to more than twenty three other countries countries and regions some of which are denying entry to all four nationals arriving from China as Vicki Barker reports from London health officials in Britain are working round. The clock tried to trace hundreds of travelers. who arrive there from Wuhan? The epicenter of the disease as the scale and spread of the corona virus became clear public health officials in Britain. Britain began trying to track down more than fifteen hundred travellers. Who'd recently arrived from the outbreaks? Epicenter in Wuhan China. They're still trying to trace four hundred an eighty of them. Doctors recommend that anyone who's had close contact with an infected person get tested with two cases of corona virus already confirmed in Britain a government ad campaign was launched on multiple platforms. The ads are also targeting publications and forums known to be read by Chinese nationals in the UK for for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London in Washington. US manufacturing activity rebounded in January NPR Scott horsely reports the factory sector showed newfound strength after slumping in the previous five months an index of manufacturing activity back into positive territory last month for the first time since last July the index showed modest growth in the factory sector with new orders and production. Both gaining ground factory employment is still contracting according to the survey but not as sharp as it was in previous months. We'll get an official count of manufacturing jobs from the Labor Department later this week manufacturing is particularly particularly sensitive to forces in the global economy including trade tensions. The factory sector was hard hit by the trade war last year even as the much larger services side of the economy automate continues to show modest growth Scott horsely. NPR News Washington F- You're listening to NPR news in Virginia. The State Senate has blocked a bill. That would make it a felony to recklessly leave a loaded coat unsecured firearm in a manner that endangers a minor. It's one of eight gun. Control measures being backed by governor route northern to moderate Democrats joined Republicans defeating the proposal saying they're concerned that law abiding abiding gun owners could be unfairly punished. Another measure to ban so called assault style. Weapons in Virginia may also be defeated in Mexico. Authorities are investigating again another possible murder of an employee at a butterfly reserve as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports. The man's death comes less than one month after. A prominent conservationists was was killed. The latest victim Rowler Anandas. Romero was a tour guide in the protective forest. Set aside for the migratory butterflies in the state of Michoacan. Nana's MRS body was found over the weekend with multiple bruises and a head wound. It's unclear whether they're Nana's death is connected. To last month's slaying of Gomez Gonzalez Seles the reserves manager Gomez Gonzalez. His body was found in a holding pond also was signs of a blow to the head. The Butterfly Reserve has been under threat for years years from illegal logging in the forest where insects spend their winters recently illegal. Avocado farming has also become a threat to the butterfly's habitat. Both illegal activities are dominated by violent organized crime gangs operating in the region Carrie Kahn. NPR News Mexico City on Wall Street stocks closed higher. The Dow L. Jones industrials gaining one hundred and forty three points. Asian market shares are higher up one percent in Hong Kong. I'm Shay Stevens N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 10-26-2019 12PM ET
"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by Astro's beat the nationals last night four to one Washington leads the series two one. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News suggesting Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to break promises he made to win support for his Brexit Plan Vicki Barker reports from London the Iraq stems from dire economic conditions spiralling unemployment and inept governance but it's only increased following the brutal response of the state to strike force open roads that have been blocked for more than a week. NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Beirut protesters reflects racism now she's holding a competing event in town amy held NPR news British government officials are denying a newspaper report Lebanon is also sing widespread anti-government protests today demonstrators are blocking a main highway in the capital Beirut as police anti-government demonstrations dozens have been killed this week at least three just today the BBC's Lee Muck Pool is in Baghdad the Anger Financial Times reported that a government document circulated to top officials this past week shows Boris Johnson is planning to diverge significantly from the e u the primary is among the nation's first just ahead of Super Tuesday in all nine candidates are speaking this weekend down from ten Senator Kamala Harris pulled out weekend several Democratic presidential candidates addressed the gathering today but as NPR's amy held reports not all of them will Democrats are keen stir Andrea leads them tweeting the F. T. report is not correct for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London Iraq is again being robbed make their case at the Presidential Justice Forum at Historically Black Benedict College in Columbia South Carolina a key state in their nominating fight it's February twenty nine island defenders get out of prison early the most significant criminal justice reform in many generations Harris said trump's actual record in protest of yesterday's keynote Speaker President Trump received an award before a hand picked audience where he touted the passage of his first step ash which lets non he is committed to upholding even exceeding EU workplace and environmental standards after Brexit the FT report seems to support opposition Labor Party rations earlier this month the Iraqi government admitted excessive use of force when more than one hundred and fifty protesters killed by the security forces but in the latest roads throughout Lebanon hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrated against corruption and poor public services officials offered economic reforms but it hasn't stopped people apparently in an attempt to undercut in the global marketplace that's important because Johnson was able to get his new brexit deal through parliament in part by insisting he sit cross legged on the ring road chanting Fowler Revolution Police removed protesters but they return police backed off demonstrators continue to block his Asians a Johnson is trying to transform Britain into a deregulated US style economy with fewer workplace social and environmental protections business instructions dozens more were killed and around two thousand injured Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Galati says he wants step down saying that would from going to the streets though in some areas protests have quieted down somewhat protesters are chanting for their leaders to resign and some are chanting against the leader of the Lebanese Miller caused chaos but says he will reshuffle his administration the BBC's Ali Matt Boyle in Baghdad this is NPR and group Hezbollah which is backed by Iran the Hezbollah leader accuses foreign powers of exploiting protests to target his group his supporters clashed with protesters Friday Daniel Estrin NPR news Beirut Maria Boutin return to Russia today she was released from a US prison yesterday day after she pleaded guilty to acting as an unregistered foreign agent Russia's Foreign Ministry said today Bettina is a victim of anti live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. A forum on criminal justice reform is being held in South Carolina this Russian attitudes in the US in Baseball's world series the Houston Astros in Washington nationals play game four in Washington tonight the.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder. The United States is among several countries that are imposing travel restrictions in an effort to keep keep the new corona from China at bay the US measure set to go into effect late this afternoon but the World Health Organization warns at travel bans aided halting the spread of the virus could backfire Lisa slime reports. Who dozen recommend restrictions on travel and trade despite the rapid acceleration corona virus outbreak spokesman Christian Lindmeyer says closing borders won't keep out the virus as we know from other scenarios beat Ebola or other cases whenever people want to travel they will and this the official paths open. They will find inefficient. Perhaps the United States has declared the corona virus a public public health emergency and says it will deny entry to foreigners who visited China in the past two weeks. Australia says it plans to take similar action. Who chose says increasing surveillance monitoring is more effective in limiting spread of the disease for NPR. News and Lisa Shlein in Geneva. Noth officials in China. Now say the number of confirmed cases tops. Fourteen hundred more than three hundred people have been killed. The Philippines is reporting the first death outside. China officials officials in Manila. Say a forty four year old man from the central Chinese city. Wuhan died this weekend. Meanwhile a Boston man who recently traveled to Wuhan as the eight confirmed in case in the United States in the capital of Kazakhstan Today Secretary State Mike pompeo offered. US help to counter the spread of the corona virus from neighboring China. The United State's Center for Disease Control and Prevention May Danza presence in your country here in Kazakhstan. We're helping your ministry of Health track potential cases. Listen we're translating. CDC guidelines into Russian for your government extent among the countries that have suspended travel links with China on Pale Zehr today as part word of his tour of Central Asia as caucus day approaches in Iowa. Democratic presidential candidates are making their closing arguments. NPR's Danielle Kurtz late and reports. It's on the crucial final hours race. Where the lead is changed Multiple Times Massachusetts senator? Elizabeth Warren greeted a crowd of nine hundred in Iowa city Saturday night in part by thanking her competitors. I also want to say thank you to everybody who got into this presidential race. The people who did it did it for a love of country. The message of unity comes after months of a tight race in Iowa between Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buddha judge and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders However Warren has not led the realclearpolitics polling average here since November going into caucus day her her stump speech continues to largely focus on her biography and anti-corruption agenda Danielle Kurt Slaven NPR news moines and this is NPR. Republican Party in Montana is condemning a comment made by state. GOP lawmaker who said the US Constitution calls for people who identify Faez Socialist to be jailed or shot the billings gazette. Newspaper says State representative. Rodney Garcia made the comment Friday at a party gathering and stood by him yesterday. The State Party's executive director says in a statement under no circumstances violence against someone with opposing political views acceptable British British landowners and aristocrats are in fierce competition to acquire. The latest must have feature for a country estate a beaver colony Vicki Barker reports from London believer's used to be a feature of the English landscape. But they were hunted to extinction four hundred years ago five years ago. Wildlife officials in England granted the first licensed licensed to reintroduce the herbivorous rodents into the wild on a trial basis since then at least thirteen licenses have been granted and there's now a waiting list as ever-more individual and institutional landowners see how beaver dams mitigate floods purify water polluted by fertilizers and rekindle wildlife diversity. Some of Prime Minister Boris. Johnson's top cabinet ministers are now reportedly pro beaver and environmental officials are considering granting them protected status for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London. At the Australian Open Tennis Tournament Novak Djokovic has leveled amend singles final at two sets apiece toolkits ohka vicious defending his title against US Raise Dominique team. The deciding fifth set is being played right. Now I'm trial Snyder N._p._R.. News.
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"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by decorated athlete in the competition's history. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News in Washington support turns into moines the younger Hunter Biden also talked today about his activities in Ukraine this is NPR for the first time Hunter Biden former vice president Joe Biden's son is addressing president trump's claim that he profited from his the president of Ecuador today imposed a curfew in the capital Kito and has sent troops onto the streets to enforce it the move follows more that in a week of violent protests over cuts to government fuel subsidies demonstration leaders and Ecuador's president are due to hold talks later today the wife of a U. S. diplomat implicated in a fatal crash in Britain has broken her silence about the accident which occurred in August arm Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buddha judge says the impeachment inquiry needs to be political and should be completed before any conclusions work in China through his lawyer the younger Biden says he's received no compensation of any kind for being on the board of directors of a Chinese investment deep South Louisiana's John Bel Edwards is heading to a runoff theft or falling short of an outright victory in yesterday's Gubernatorial Primary Doc on the phone today with Turkey's president and told him to immediately halt the Syria operation the only democratic governor in the drawn I will public radio's Klay Masters reports several hundred people gathered in Des Moines to hear Pete Buddha judge speak on a high school lawn Saturday night afterwards he told were Turkish troops are targeting Kurdish militias for fifth day NPR's Peter Kenyon reports more Syrians being displaced by the fighting Turkish forces seized the final votes were tallied Saturday night responding and fellow Republican Ralph Abraham earned a combined fifty one percent of the vote for NPR news I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge parts of another northern Syrian town Salou according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in four days the military operation has displaced some one hundred thirty thousand civilians Vicki Barker reports from London and sequoias lawyers have released a statement saying she is devastated by this tragic accident and will continue to cooperate with the investigation she plans to meet with the parents of the dead motorcyclist nineteen year old Harry Dunn who are flying to the US today although the parents have been pushing for sequoias diplomatic community to be waived Foreign Secretary Dominic Robb has now written into saying the US and UK position is that immunity no longer applies since the coolest has now returned for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London at the world gymnastics championships today American Simone biles broke the record medal tally urge presence here is because doing well in Iowa can settle the question of who can win an election the first in the nation Iowa caucuses and allison four months away for NPR news I'm klay mass according to a UN estimate the UN says the number of people needing aid and protection could reach four hundred thousand in the coming days Germany says Chancellor Angela Merkel Paul Brown of member station W. R. K. F. in Baton Rouge reports Edwards finished with forty seven percent of the vote just shy of the fifty percent plus one he needed to in the live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. Turkey is ignoring international calls to end its incursion in northern Syria reporters the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump needs to play out however it will it shouldn't be a partisan political process we know that the congressional gop is GonNa make it one of the surly now he'll face Republican businessman Eddy responding in a November sixteen contest that sure to garner national attention governor Edwards so make no mistake about it earnt to the US that seems to leave Don's parents open to pursuing a civil action against her in the state but it is unclear whether the coolest would face justice in the UK this should be something that is about principle and it's about the future of the Republican the Presidency not about Party Buddha judge has the most campaign offices in Iowa of any Democratic candidate he says the it in prepare yourself because over the next five weeks the partisan forces in Washington d C.. You're going to pull out all the stops president. Donald Trump tweeted his support for response winning a twenty fourth and twenty fifth gold one on the balance beam the other for floor exercise the twenty two year old is now the most.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst Senator Bernie Sanders won. The Nevada caucuses according to projections from the Associated Press as NPR's miles parks reports it sanders second win in the three early primary states. Sanders is now clearly in the driver's seat in the race for the Democratic nomination for president he won the New Hampshire primary finishing the top two in Iowa and is now one Nevada. He also leads in most national polls of the race exit polls show that sanders performance in Nevada was driven by strong support. From Latino voters the fact that results started coming in just a few hours after the caucuses was also a win for the Democratic Party. Fierce. It'd been building since the results FIASCO IN. Iowa earlier this month but the technology that Democrats us here seemed to work fairly smoothly miles parks. Npr News Las Vegas. Meanwhile the question of Medicare for all is a hot topic while sanders rivals including he'd Buddha judge and Joe Biden oppose it because poll show majority of the country doesn't like it. Npr's Domenico Montanaro says. Nevada does like it in Nevada. Sixty two percent of people said that they are in favor of replacing private health insurance with a government plan so that really puts someone like Buddha Joe Biden or clothes or any others who are against Medicare for all in a real tough position because they're trying to sell that as electability factor but Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won with those saying that. They wanted somebody who agreed with them on the issues. Npr's Domenico Montanaro reporting South Carolina holds its primary next weekend and Sanders is spending this weekend campaigning. In Texas where early voting ahead of Super Tuesday is already taking place worldwide concern over the number of new cases of Corona virus? Both no clear link to China is growing. South Korea says the number of new cases in the country has doubled for the third day. Italy has put some northern towns on lockdown because of a cluster of infections and two deaths and some of the British passengers quarantined Japan on the Diamond Princess cruise ship because of that virus or back in the UK. As Vicki Barker reports from London they were flown back today. The aircraft touched down at a military base. Near the city of Salisbury. The British Foreign Office says thirty two British and European passengers were on board as well as medical staff and British government officials to buses. Were waiting at the airstrip to take the Britons. The four hour drive to the hospital where they'll spend the next fourteen days in quarantine that's in addition to the sixteen days. They've already spent in isolation on the Diamond Princess cruise ship. There were eighty seven Britons on board when Corona virus hit some have already been evacuated others are being treated for the virus at a hospital in Japan for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London in China says the number of new confirmed cases is rising to nearly seventy seven thousand. You're listening to NPR news. Today marks forty years since the miracle on. Ice. That's when the US hockey team took on the Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid New York and one north country. Public Radio's emily. Russell has more the Soviet Union. Men's hockey team was the favourite going into the Nineteen Eighty Olympics. Just weeks earlier. The Soviets beat the Americans tend to three like placid local. Stephen Vassar was there when the two teams faced off in the Olympic medal round. The noise started grow ingrown. Abc Sports commentator Al Michaels marking a moment now considered one of the greatest in sports history. The Americans came from behind to beat the Soviets four to three two days later they won gold against Finland. President trump honored members of the nineteen eighty Olympic hockey team at a rally yesterday in Las Vegas for NPR news. I'M EMILY RUSSELL IN LAKE PLACID NEW YORK. Warren Buffett's company should reduce CEO's pay and require. They buy more stock as wait. Hold them more accountable to shareholders and less beholden to the corner office in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway. Shareholders Buffett said pay for outside directors has soared to levels that could threaten their independence. He says that can make those directors reticent to challenge bad decisions by the CEO's the eighty nine year old also warned shareholders. That while he won't be around forever. He says. The company is prepared for his death. I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst Defense Secretary Marquess for says. He hasn't seen specific evidence that Iran plan to attack four or US embassies that Mudi's claims made by president trump about the justification for killing an Iranian commander. NPR's Laura Walmsley has more in an interview with CBS's Margaret Brennan. Secretary Asper said he shared the president's view that US embassies were probably going to be attacked while the president didn't say there was a tangible. He didn't say a specific piece of evidence. What he says he probably he believes one? I didn't see one with regard to four embassies. What I'm saying is I share the president's view that probably my expectation was they were going to go after our embassies? Some members of Congress have complained that the trump administration has not offered any concrete evidence that there was an imminent threat to prompt. The strike on Qasem Selemani without first getting congressional authorization Laura Walmsley NPR news Washington Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Ernie Sanders have rarely publicly criticized each other so far in the race for the White House but with a little over three weeks to go into the caucus voting starts in Iowa. The Sandra's team is now more directly engaging against Warren and peers. Juana Summers reports political reporter this weekend. On a script used by Sander's campaign volunteers. When connecting with potential supporters the script struck Sanders volunteers to tell voters leaning toward Warren that fee quote people who support her are highly educated more affluent flint? People who are going to show up and vote democratic no matter what and that she's quote bringing no new bases and the Democratic Party speaking to reporters I today in Iowa. Sanders said he just about the memo called Warren a great friend and said that no one is going to be attacking Warren earlier. Immidate Elizabeth Warren Warren said that she hopes Sanders campaign. Reconsiders these talking points that she says trash her as a candidate Juana Summers. NPR News in Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that poor air quality is possible across parts of the southeast because of the ongoing wildfires. NPR's here's Jason Bobi and in Sydney reports officials are urging residents to monitor fire conditions. Dozens of places remain out of control three fires along the border between the states of Victoria. New South Wales emerged into one mega fire the blazes and Gulf nearly two million acres and is pushing plumes of smoke across much of the region Melbourne Canberra and Sydney of all suffered from hazardous air air quality levels at various times due to the fires. Smoke from the burning landscape has drifted all the way to South America in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Prime Minister Scott Morrison admits to making mistakes handling the crisis in called for a Royal Commission to investigate the blazes so much wildlife habitat has been burned. Volunteers are dropping carrots and other feed feet from airplanes to try to keep Kangaroos wallabies and other animals alive Jason Boubyan. NPR News Sydney and you're listening to NPR. Britain's Queen Elizabeth is convening what royal observers are calling an unprecedented summit about Prince Harry's future it comes after Harry and his wife Meghan announced plans to step back from their public roles. Vicki Barker has more from London. Harry's father Prince Charles and his brother Prince William have been summoned to the Queen's Sandringham Estate for tomorrow's meeting it's believed Megan will be joining them on the phone from Canada. The plan is to here in more detail. How the Duke? Luke Duchess of Sussex envisioned their future life divided between the UK and North America. Earning their own money. While apparently also continuing some royal cuties then courtiers will be tasked with figuring out how to implement any resulting plan in the meantime Harry apparently intends to keep up his existing royal commitments. He'll be at Buckingham Palace on Thursday to host team selection for the twenty twenty one rugby League World Cup for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in London at the weekend box office the World War one film nineteen seventeen debuted in the top spot with an estimated thirty six million dollars in ticket tails the film one just one Golden Globes for best director and best drama film. It's likely to get several knots in the Oscar nominations which will be released tomorrow morning in Second Place Star Wars rise of Skywalker with fifteen million dollars but Disney film is on the verge of reaching a billion dollars globally after four weeks in theaters eaters. Jumanji the next level third place in its fifth week and the comedy like a boss tied for fourth place with just mercy. This is N._p._R. News.
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"This message comes from. NPR sponsor. Xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like Xfinity X.. By get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from. NPR News in Washington on Giles. Snyder president trump says he is preparing to turn over a second transcript of a phone in call. He had with the president of Ukraine. This call took place in April before the July phone. Call that prompted the impeachment inquiry. Read the transcript. You'll see the call now. I'll give you a second transplant because I actually had two calls with the president of Ukraine. So you'll read the second and you'll tell me if you think there's is anything wrong with that. The president spoke to reporters this weekend at Andrews Air Force bases he left for Tuscaloosa to attend the Lsu Alabama College football game with public hearing set to get underway this week in the impeachment inquiry. Republicans and Democrats are clashing over which witnesses to call. Republicans have released a list. The people they want to hear from including Joe Biden Son Hunter and the anonymous whistle blower in a statement House intelligence committee chairman. Adam Schiff said Democrats are badly Valuating the list. But he warned that he will not let the hearing serve as be as a vehicle for sham investigations. San Francisco just elected the district attorney. Who has never prosecuted a case part of a wave of progressive prosecutors that are winning seats across the US and cities such as Boston? Saint Louis in Philadelphia from from member station K. Q. E. D. in San Francisco. Kate Wolf reports longtime public defender chased. BUDEINA will now be. San Francisco's top cop as he tries to overhaul the existing criminal Justice System Bodine is the child of radical activists and says visiting his parents when they were imprisoned informed his view of incarceration seen as an outsider. The Race Bodine ran on a platform of reforming the system providing sentencing alternatives holding police accountable and ending cash bail. He beat the establishment candidate. Suzy Loftus by two thousand vote margin despite loftus holding endorsements from Governor Gavin Newsom. US Senator Dianne Feinstein and presidential candidate Comma Harris press for NPR news. I'm Kate Wolf in San Francisco Across Britain are observing remembrance Sunday Vicki Barker reports from London on on the anniversary marking the end of World War One in town squares and churches and war memorials across Great Britain. Many thousands will gather for the two minutes silence silence as the clock strikes eleven. It marched the moment on the eleventh hour of the Eleventh Day of the eleventh month in nineteen eighteen that the guns of World War One fell silent. But it's come to be the moment all who fought and died in all of Britain's wars are remembered this year in Manchester. Some of Britain's best known on actors will begin a twenty four hour reading speaking the words of one hundred piece workers and in London. Britain's royal family will be out in force for the annual all solemn ceremony at the national war memorial for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker. In London you're listening to NPR news. A strong cyclone made landfall early today and low-lying Bangladesh. At least two people are reported dead and scores have been injured heard but officials say the evacuation of nearly two million people ahead of the storm saved lives. More than five thousand shelters were opened for them spectators or signed the streets of Tokyo this weekend to catch a glimpse of the emperor and Empress as Japan celebrated their ascension to the throne earlier this year. Abigail Leonard has for another sparkling clear skies the royal couple paraded through downtown Tokyo on a route similar to the one Emperor Nero he does Father Akihito took when he assumed the throne in nineteen ninety but instead of writing a Rolls Royce this time. They used a Toyota Century convertible. The parade is part of a weekend. Long celebration of Naruhito's ascension to the throne in May. The first event was an evening ceremony in front of the Imperial Palace. Traditional Taiko drummers played for the crowd of thirty thousand then the new emperor himself addressed the audience so greedy Syria inaugural Kunai. He pledged to stay close close to the people and expressed sympathy for the residents of areas impacted by the deadly typhoons last month for NPR news. I'm Abigail Leonard in Tokyo voters in Spain vein or going to the polls for a second time in six months or voting in parliamentary election called by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. His Socialist Party won the most votes volts back in April but failed to win enough support to form a government's main struggle to form a stable government since two thousand fifteen. This is N._p._R. News.
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"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington on giles snyder of flight tracking websites as iran government jet has landed in the french beach each resort town of berates where leaders of the group of seven or meeting and reports out of iran say the jet was transporting for minister mohammad-javad zarif as european leaders tres a struggle to hold the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal together and ease tensions between iran and the united states meanwhile president trump in the u._k. Prime minister for his johnson expressed optimism about a swift trade deal the g seven meeting in france day but n._p._r.'s frank langfitt reports u._k. Negotiating at a disadvantage because of brexit trump mm said there's a clear path to a deal now that u._k. Scenes headed out of the european union prime minister. Theresa may is gone by the side nothing now they got done take. This is a different person and this person that's going to be great. Prime minister in my opinion johnson says it will press the u._s. S. to reduce or remove restrictions on everything from bell peppers english wine trump has promised a great deal but analysts think he'll drive a hard bargain in part because the u._k. Will be desperate for new trading trading partners after it loses free access to the u. Frank langfitt n._p._r. News biarritz pitched battles between pro democracy protesters in hong kong polices weekend. More than two dozen people arrested last night and police today use tear gas and rolled out of water cannon for the first time since demonstration started in june anna marie evans reports. The thousands turned out for today's protests. Despite steady rain each have been using water cannon and firing tear gas in a northwestern district of hong kong after pro democracy. See protesters broke away from illegal rally after a peaceful week. The violence has resumed over the weekend with protesters throwing molotov cocktails and bricks overnight twenty nine demonstrators were arrested and the city's railway company has been accused of working with the government by shutting down stations along protest routes what began as concern over now suspended extradition bill has morphed into protests against police violence and surveillance amid other demands for more. I universal suffrage for n._p._r. News i'm marie evans in hong kong at the political turmoil in hong kong new leaders been chosen to run the nearby chinese territory territory of macau the b._b._c.'s michael bristow reports a winner whole lot seeing was the sole candidate accounts chief executive is picked in a similar way to lead lead to a hong kong. Mr ho was voted in by an electric of just four hundred people who selection is overseen by beijing to ensure china gets the lead we want unlike the former british colony macau famous fits casinos as seen only a small movement in favor of universal suffrage partly because activists their face more official who is stricter than in hong kong beijing is welcome mr hose annointment. It would no doubt like politics in hong kong to be just as smooth. This is n._p._r. Indianapolis colts quarterback andrew luck is leaving the n._f._l. Luck announced his retirement last night. Holding a press conference after the the colts preseason loss to the chicago bears. I do feel like i got a fair chance and i tried to make the most of my chance and and and right now my journey just doesn't doesn't include football going forward and i'm <hes> again so grateful to feel like a cult forever luck cited the toll that injuries rehab and pain of taken can over the past few years and said that part of his journey going forward will be figuring out how to feel better luck retiring from the n._f._l. At age twenty nine he was as a top pick in the two thousand twelve n._f._l. Draft a study in the british dental journal says elite athletes more likely than the rest of us to have bad teeth vicki barker reports from london scientists from university college. London studied three hundred fifty two british athletes from eleven sports ahead of the twenty sixteen olympics they found ninety four percent brush their teeth twice a day compared with seventy five percent of the general population they were twice as likely to floss regularly and they smoke bless and eight well yet roughly half had tooth decay compared with around a third of other adults. The researchers named sugary energy drinks as a possible culprit or order dry mouth caused by panting during exercise which cuts down on protective saliva they note pilot studies of possible solutions including lifestyle changes and dan using super high fluoride toothpaste are underway for n._p._r. News i'm vicki barker in london non-royal snyder in washington.
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"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply live from n._p._r. News in washington. I'm janine herbst president. Trump says he called off what we're supposed to be. Secret talks with afghan taliban on leaders. N._p._r.'s iowa roscoe reports that trump lamed the canceled meeting on an attack in kabul that killed a u._s. Soldier president trump says the president of afghantistan and major taliban leaders were planning to travel to the u._s. to meet with him at camp. David but trump tweeted that before that could happen. The taliban admitted to carrying being an attack that killed twelve people including a u._s. Soldier trump said that if the taliban can not agree to a ceasefire during peace talks they also cannot be trusted trusted to reach a lasting agreement. The u._s. has to be on track to reaching a deal that would bring some of the fourteen thousand u._s. Troops that remained in afghanistan back home. Trump has repeatedly argued that it's time to end the war that has dragged on for nearly two decades. Isha roscoe n._p._r. News dorian is now. Oh opposed tropical cyclone speeding over nova scotia's and heads east open waters. The storm left massive damage in the northern bahamas where at least forty three deaths are are blamed on it. It hit the island as a powerful category. Five hurricane thousands of people are trying to get out of abajo island where food and water are running short hester akhil dr phil baptiste isn't evacuee tried to put everything together. We don't know much right now but our house and everything collapsed you know there's many many many person and decem situation but everything meanwhile cleanup continues on ocracoke island on the outer banks of north carolina. That's deep got slammed hard this week. As the storm traveled up the coast the governor of the state says most of the homes on the island or damaged that thousands are without power democratic progressive presidential candidates were in new hampshire today for the state's democratic primary convention. N._p._r.'s is mahala says those attending seem happy with the large field of candidates but one of the most popular seemed to be senator elizabeth warren when she took the stage before she could even begin talking there was sustained applause for about two who minutes straight you know her her supporters were really enthusiastic and many of her standard lines got huge applause from the crowd i get it. I get got it. There is a lot at stake and people are scared but we can't choose a candidate. We don't believe in because we're we're scared that was not necessarily unusual line took on some added significance given joe biden's popularity in so many of the polls that we've seen to date and you know her. Her applause in her sort of support from the crowd was really unparalleled. N._p._r.'s asthma holid- she says both pete mortgage and cory booker also got enthusiastic welcomes from convention-goers. The next democratic debate with just ten candidates is next thursday. This is n._p._r. News the early half of all british businesses have failed to prepare for brexit vicki barker reports from london on a new study showcasing a lack of readiness in the u._k. Even as it's scheduled to withdraw from the european union next month the british chambers of commerce or b._c._c. survey surveyed more than fifteen hundred british business leaders it found four out of ten had done no risk assessment on the impact of brexit little wonder the b._c._c. says the current turmoil in parliament has left the manner and timing of britain's withdrawal from the e._u. In doubt but businesses may share the blame to last month government announced it would start automatically assigning u._k. Firms the customs identification numbers. They'll need if they want to continue trading with e. U. member states the day after after brexit. They did it because too. Few companies had enrolled voluntarily for n._p._r. News i'm thinking barker in london. The dark comic comic book film joker took the golden lion award at the venice international film festival today and this award is seen as a nod that the film is a contender for the rest of the award seasons. This film star joaquin phoenix didn't win best actor award went to lamar nellie for the jack london adaptation of martin certain eden and roman polanski's film and officer and a spy when the grand jury prize brad pitt's space epic astro left empty-handed as did noah baumbach bucks divorce drama marriage story scarlett johansson and adam driver. I'm jeanine herbst and you're listening to n._p._r. News from washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Barbara Klein. In Syria. Government forces backed by Russia. Continue to advance against rebel fighters. Here's in Italy province. The latest fighting has displaced nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the BBC's Alan Johnston reports doctors there say their hospitals are full and they don't have enough resources to help. Those in desperate need doctors in Italy have been telling the International Rescue Committee agency the of the severe problems they're facing the. IRC says. The medics were struggling to care for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year. Yeah now there are many many more people needing help with hospitals schools and mosques filling up lots of families have been forced to camp in the open. Where temperatures on his zero at night? They urgently need anti shelter food and fuel to keep wool the BBC's Alan Johnston Tim Somali officials say at least seventy nine. People are confirmed dead after a truck filled with bombs exploded at a security the checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu. No group has yet claimed responsibility. Dozens of Hong Kong protesters and police are again again. Clashing this weekend capping off a week. Marred by violence. NPR's Emily Fang reports the latest demonstration as part of an effort to disrupt economic actively. About one hundred protesters marched through a shopping mall. In your Hong Kong's border with me and then China shouting liberate Hong Kong and go back to the mainland. The mall is frequented by shoppers from mainland China. Police broke at the gathering pepper spray and hit marchers with batons the city at enjoyed a few weeks of relative. Calm this month alone. What has been more than six months of unrest over Beijing's growing control in Hong Kong but protests and clashes have picked up again Christmas week? Hong Kong's beijing-backed government has refused to give in to demands for political reform. Leaving leaving the city deadlocked amass peaceful marches planned for New Year's Day and a number of small rallies will be held across the city. Emily Chang and Pierre News Beijing rescuers rescuers in Hawaii searching for one person still missing after Thursday's crash of a tour helicopter. Hawaii public radio's bill. Dorman reports Sports Kawhi county officials say. The wreckage of the tour helicopter was found in the mountains on the western side of the island in Cook. The tourist chopper from Safari helicopters. Copters was due to return just before sunset Thursday from a tour of the rugged Nepali coast not far from the mountains where it crashed. Coast Guard crews called the weather at the time challenging with poor visibility Hawaii Congressman Ed case released a statement calling the event a deep tragedy but also calling for tighter regulations on companies operating helicopters in the state for NPR news. I'm Bill Dorman in Honolulu. This is NPR police in Harris County. Texas are investigating a shooting in a residential neighborhood last night. That's left two people. Dead and seven hospitalized. Specialized officials say suspects opened fire on a group of Young Hispanic men who were filming a music video. Britain's Queen Elizabeth has issued her New Year's honours list nearly eleven hundred people are being knighted or receiving other honorifics Vicki Barker reports among the youngest to be recognized denies his twenty year old cellist. Sheku Khanna Mason who played at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding. He was the first black person to have won. The BBC young musician competition and now gets the initials M B after his name for member of the British Empire Knighthoods have gone to directors Sam Mendez and Steve McQueen for their work in and film the British born Australian singer Olivia Newton. John has been made a dame the female equivalent of a night for her services to music cancer research and charity already. Already a sir. Elton John is now also a companion of honour a tidal limited to sixty four people and the queen for NPR news. I'm Vicki Barker in in London at the International Space Station. American astronaut Chris Kristina Cook set a new record today for the longest single mission in by a woman the forty year old electrical engineer has been in space since March fifteenth or two hundred eighty nine days former space station station. Commander Peggy Whitson held the previous record. I'm Barbara Klein N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 12-21-2019 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst. The Bureau of land management says two thirds of its Washington D D. C based staff have accepted reassignments assignments to offices across the West Stena Sieg of Colorado public radio has more from Grand Junction Colorado. One of the agency's new homes some of the one hundred or so bill. I'm employees who were moving out of Washington will be sent to the small high desert city. The others will be posted throughout the west the roughly fifty or so employees. Who aren't willing or able to move or either finding other federal jobs or we'll have to leave civil service? The Interior Department says this move West will get the top decision makers closer to the nearly two hundred fifty million acres of federal land. The oversee critics say this is about dismantling the bureau at the time and its focus is shifting in favor of allocating moorland for oil and gas operations for NPR news. I'm Steven seg- in Grand Junction. Colorado auto authorities in New York say they have performed what is the largest take down of MS thirteen gang members in state. History officials have charged ninety six alleged gang members and their associates on Long Island. Jay Shaw of member station W. S. H. U. has more the nearly two year investigation was conducted conducted by Long Island law enforcement working with the FBI. The Drug Enforcement Administration Homeland Security and New York. State Police Suffolk County police. Commissioner Geraldine Heart. Says they have drastically damaged the gangs presence in the region. These efforts they see today have led to a dramatic decrease. Ms Thirteen violence. And Gang activity in Suffolk County. We know that MS thirteen violence knows no bounds. Which is why investigations like this are so critical law enforcement? Say the fight is not over and the expect aspect gang leaders to try to rebuild their operation in New York for NPR news. I'm Jay Shaw. With just a few days left. In the holiday shopping season American consumers continue continue to do their part keep the US economy humming along NPR's Scott horsely reports consumer spending picked up steam last month consumer spending rose by four tenths of a percent in November up from three tenths the month before a new report from the Commerce Department says spending on cars and healthcare led the way consumers have money in their pockets to spend thanks WCHS to strong job growth personal income rose by half a percent last month. The personal savings rate also picked up a bit healthy consumer spending has been the strongest foundation for the economy at a time of slumping business. Investment Consumers have not had to worry much about rising prices over the last year prices have increased only about one and a half percent short of the two percent inflation target set by the Federal Reserve Scott horsely NPR news Washington low-fare regional. Airline Raven. Air Says a canceled at least a dozen flights in Alaska get today the peak of holiday travel after what the company calls a militia cyber attack on its computer network company says it's working with the FBI you're listening to NPR news. It's raining a lot. More than usual in Seattle. Several areas of western Washington of broken precipitation records for this time of year and a flood watches watches over parts of the state. And here's Martin Kosti says it's becoming a safety issue. It has been raining here. Pretty much nonstop for a couple of days and this is not the typical sort sort of Seattle missed. This is a hard downpour that just keeps coming and coming and the effects are starting to build up. A lot of roadways now are becoming dangerous. With the standing water there's some flooding and there's also a danger of landslides. This part of Washington State is known for sudden landslides during winter storms. Like this and that is a concern. All of this is happening because of big river of moisture coming in from the Pacific. If you look at the satellite map it's pointed right at us and that river of moisture seems like it'll keep coming at least into the weekend this Martin Kosti. NPR News Seattle. Heavy rain is also expected in northern California into tomorrow morning with one to three three inches of rain expected in spots. Britain's Prince Philip spent the night in a hospital in London. Vicki Barker has more on the ninety eight year old royal palace officials will say only that Prince. Philip is in the hospital for observation and treatment for a pre existing condition. He reportedly walked into the hospital. After after being transported from the royal estate at Sandringham and Queen Elizabeth went ahead with her own scheduled trip to Sandringham for the Royal Christmas festivities Vicki Vicki Barker reporting from London. I'm Janine herbst and you're listening to N._P._R.. News from Washington.
NPR News: 10-20-2019 9AM ET
"Get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply this message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by going to be analyzed the coming weeks and months to says it hopes to begin direct service to Australia's east coast from New York and London by twenty twenty two I'm trial Snyder in requiring Johnston to request yet another brexit extension by midnight central European time last night and he did send that letter on those who lost homes belongings work even their emotional wellbeing are eligible to file claims say lawyers representing victims but they worry many women stories of recent wildfires in northern California that includes last year's campfire destroyed the town of Paradise and killed more than eighty people vote tomorrow also tomorrow a Scottish court may rule on whether Johnson broke British law in the way he handled the Ben Act for NPR news at their lives back on track lawyers have filed court papers requesting an extension to Monday's deadline amy held NPR news this is NPR news delayed voting on Boris Johnson's new withdrawal plan until they could approve the details it triggered the so-called Ben Act a measure drafted by mistrustful M P on October thirty first despite a letter sent to the EU last night requesting a delay Vicki Barker reports from London British members of parliament yesterday authorities in South Korea are arresting at least seven university students for breaking into the residents of the US ambassador the group was protests marching again despite a police ban the BBC's nick beak reports at shops banks some metro stations have been vandalized a peaceful protest once again ambassador's residence police say seventeen members of an activist group entered the property inside the yard they called for American soldiers to leave their country secure these demonstrators tens of thousands of Californians eligible to receive compensation from the utility blamed for devastating wildfires are running out of time. NPR's amy held reports side and accompanied by a second signed letter spelling out why he thinks a further extension is a bad idea Johnson is putting his brexit deal to another in Syria will be moved to western Iraq he said they will continue to conduct operations against Islamic state there are violent protests on the streets of Hong Kong with thousands of people today but only for about two hours they were families the old and the young but pretty soon it was clear that trouble was brewing and so we had the hardcore
NPR News: 11-24-2019 8PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jeanine herbst followed over. The navy seal controversy is costing the Navy secretary his job. The Pentagon gone says Defense Secretary Mark S for made the decision to fire Richard Spencer after losing confidence in him over the handling of the case of Navy Seal Edward. Gallagher accused accused of warcrimes in two thousand seventeen in Iraq. He was acquitted of those charges but convicted of posing with the corpse of a captive. The Navy Reduce Gallagher's rank over the case but President President trump then ordered that he be returned to his rank. NPR's Tom Bowman has more in net set in motion the navy deciding to move forward and convene convene aboard that would remove his trident pin. He's a navy seal and coveted. Pin is worn by navy seal so that has a backdrop of of all this and tonight. I'm told by a senior defense official familiar with the case at Navy secretary. Richard Spencer wrote a letter to the president tonight saying quote I hereby. Oh boy acknowledged my termination. NPR's Tom Bowman trump tweeted. Today the gallagher will retain his status as a seal and said he would nominate ambassador to Norway away. Ken Braithwaite as Navy secretary in Cairo. Security forces raided the offices of one of the last remaining independent Egyptian media organizations. NPR's Jane Arraf has more the news outlet. Mademoiselle says plainclothes security people raided. Its offices in Cairo holding staff inside without phone contact or access access to lawyers for more than three hours. A mademoiselle journalists tells NPR the security people went through phones and laptops. Before taking away three staff members they were later released along with a Matama editor who was taken from his home earlier this week. The journalists said the news outlet would continue to operate Mademoiselle's website website is one of hundreds of new sites blocked by the Egyptian government but it still does investigative journalism under President Abdel Fattah. SISI Egypt strong strong. US ally has become one of the most repressive countries in the region Jane Arraf NPR news. In the Kurdistan region Iraq Ridge prosecutors filed new charges in connection with the deaths of thirty nine people from Vietnam their bodies were discovered in the back of a refrigerated truck in southern England. A month ago. Vicki Barker has more from London even British prosecutors have charged a twenty three year old Northern Ireland man with people trafficking and immigration offenses. Two other suspects are facing thirty. Nine nine counts of manslaughter. Two suspects in Vietnam have been charged with people-trafficking. They're all thirty. Nine victims have now been identified. They included included eight women and three teenage boys Vicki Barker reporting from London Asia markets are trading higher at this hour. The Nikkei eighth the main market in Japan is up about three quarters of a percent. The Asia Dow is up about four tenths of a percent. You're listening to. NPR News the government of Congo is hoping a new national museum just inaugurated Incan. Sasha will soon get artifacts back from European countries that looted them during in colonial times but as Teri Schultz reports the process of restitution as likely to be slow and uncertain punks President Felix Schick a Sadie opened the new museum. After for almost three years of construction the twenty one million dollar price tag was covered by the South Korean government which is also training Congolese experts to manage the institution chicken sadie. He says his government is seeking the return of its cultural heritage in an organized way mentioning from Belgium in particular Brussels reopened. Its Own africa-museum. Last year after a five view renovation that included an effort to reform the colonial way of thinking about former territories including Congo which it ruled from nineteen. Oh eight to nineteen sixty. The director of the Belgian Museum says he's open to repatriation requests. But stresses not all of the one hundred eighty thousand items there. Most of which are from Congo were acquired illegally for NPR news news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels at the weekend box office Disney's frozen to took the top spot with a one hundred thirty million dollar debut. The sequel kicked off off above expectations and said member record for an animated film. Also stances the biggest opening ever for Disney animation overseas. The film made three hundred fifty million dollars dollars in second place Ford versus Ferrari with sixteen million in. Its second weekend in third place. Tom Hanks Beautiful Day in the neighborhood. A biographical drama on the beloved children's T._V.. Personality Fred Rogers opening with thirteen million dollars that film quest reported twenty five million to make this is n._p._R..