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NPR News: 04-20-2020 11PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Democratic and Republican governors are insisting that the White House do more to eight state efforts to test for covert nineteen. Some governor say shortages of swamps protective gear and other supplies are impeding process. How many people are infected president? Trump's state leaders are just misinformed states need to assess their complete inventory of available capacity. Substates have far more capacity than they actually understand and it is a complex subject but Some of the governor's didn't understand it. the governor is an example. Pritzker from Illinois did not understand his capacity president. Trump says he plans to me with. New York's governor tomorrow at the White House suggesting it was Andrew. Cuomo IDEA governor says the rate of new Coronas virus infections continue to slow in his state but warns against lifting social distancing measures to soon. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports that Cuomo was also repeating his call for additional federal support. Governor Cuomo says the state cannot begin to reopen until it receives federal funding to drastically increase the capacity for Corona virus testing speaking at his daily briefing. The governor said that funding could also be used for hazard pay for frontline workers. We all say boy. They did a great job to healthcare. Workers did a great job. The police the heroes. Yes they are but you know what thanks is nice but also recognition of their efforts and their sacrifice is also appropriate. Cuomo says the number of new corona virus cases in the state continues to slow but warns the infection rate could increase as more people leave their homes and resume normal activities. Windsor Johnston NPR news on Wall Street. Stocks closed sharply lower today after oil. Prices plunged below zero. Npr's Scott horsely reports that the Dow Jones industrials tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tacked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal of an economy nearing a standstill was dragged on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq saw small decline of only around one percent companies that cater to stay home customers like Amazon net flicks so their stocks rise Scott horsely. Npr News Washington. Us futures are down a fraction in pre-market trading as oil prices showed some signs of stabilising on Asian markets. Stocks are also lower down a fraction in Tokyo. You're listening to NPR news. Most abortions are once again banned in Texas including those induced by medication for the duration of state restrictions due to cove in nineteen and NPR's Serra McCamman reports. The ruling follows weeks of legal wrangling over whether abortion is the non essential medical procedure. Texas is among several states where Republican officials have argued that abortion should be put on hold in an effort to free up medical supplies. That's led to several legal maneuvers resulting in a quickly shifting series of court orders controlling the procedure medication abortions. Using pills were briefly allowed to continue but now a federal appeals court says they must be suspended along with most surgical abortions planned. Parenthood Acting President Alexis Meal Johnson describes the situation as whiplash for patients in Texas. People are being forced to risk their health by traveling. Hundreds of miles out of state to get care can't afford to travel and so they're going care. Altogether Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Last week announced he was relaxing. His ban on elective surgeries asked how that applies to abortion. Abbott said that would be up to the courts Sarah McCamman NPR news. The trump administration is appealing a court order to improve conditions at border patrol facilities in parts of Arizona in February use. Us District Court Judge David Berry or the agency to provide beds blankets food sanitation and medical care for migrants held at facilities for over forty eight hours. It was the latest ruling over a two thousand fifteen mall suit. Claiming conditions at detention sites in the so called Tucson sector. Were dangerously crowded and inhumane. I'm Shay Stevens. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 04-01-2020 12PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh. The White House's Corona virus taskforce is warning people across the United States to brace for what's coming over the next two weeks the nation's leading infectious disease expert says the reality. Is that a hundred thousand people or more could lose their lives in the upcoming period of this virus pandemic and that's taking into account the residents in every state and territory fully adopt social distancing measures. Johns Hopkins University researchers tracking the disease. Say the number of confirmed cases is nearing two hundred thousand. This country has already lost more than forty one hundred lives to cove nineteen. Npr's Windsor Johnston has more on the federal response. The trump administration says the latest studies. Show that full. Mitigation measures will drastically reduce the number of eight Taliban from the virus. Going forward Dr Deborah burks coordinator of the White House Corona Virus Task Force says it's crucial for Americans to keep following the recommended social distancing guidelines. There's no magic bullet. There's no magic vaccine or therapy. It's just behaviors each of our behaviors translating into something that changes the course of this viral pandemic over the next thirty days. Dr Burke says she expects the number of infections in the US to peak within the next two weeks Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington Annetta gas prices which are averaging less than two dollars a gallon in the United States as a cheapest price in four years. According to AAA and Peers Camilla Domino's reports prices at the pump are expected to fall even further gasoline. Prices are low because crude oil. Prices have plummeted. The world just isn't using much oil as people avoid travel because of the corona virus. Meanwhile geopolitical drama has sent production up cheap. Oil means cheap. Gasoline and prices aren't done falling. Says AAA spokeswoman Jennifer Kesse Lonzo? We expect prices to continue to push cheaper. We could see the average hitting a dollar seventy five. Maybe even lower April but many drivers won't feel a benefit if they're sheltering at home instead of driving. If your vehicle is mostly parked these days AAA recommends keeping the tank full and the parking brake disengaged to keep it in good condition. Camille Domino Ski. Npr News in Spain. The number of krona virus cases has surpassed one hundred thousand. The country continues to have the second highest number of deaths after Italy. We have an update from Lucia Benedetti. This Spain has been quarantine for over two weeks now but this is the first week where nonessential businesses have shut down keeping even more people at home on Tuesday. The country's health minister announced a three hundred thirty million dollar payout two autonomous regions Healthcare Systems. Madrid at the Luna the hardest hit will receive the most amount of money. That's Lucia Bellavia. This reporting you're listening to. Npr news the the US military in South Korea has put four thousand Korean employees on unpaid leave. After the two allies. Ron Able to reach a deal on sharing defense costs and PR's Anthony reports from Seoul. That the move is unprecedented in the seventy year. Long Alliance the furloughed employees represented about half of the local workers who keep US military bases in South Korea. Running US Forces Korea Commander General Robert. Abrams said in a statement that the furloughs are not what the US had hoped for. This is an unfortunate day for us. It's unthinkable it's heartbreaking soul says it's narrowed its differences with Washington and a cost. Sharing deal could come soon. A union representing the Korean employees criticized the furloughs which it noted come just days after President Trump urgently requested cove nineteen test kits from South Korea. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul. Well another presidential nominating contest is being delayed because of the pandemic West Virginia Governor. Jim Justice has he's delaying the states may twelfth primary instead plans to hold it June ninth. Wimbledon's been cancelled. The All England Club is taking the unusual step because of the pandemic. The tennis tournament was scheduled to begin. June twenty ninth in a statement. The club says quote. We believe that it is a measure of this global crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year's championships and instead concentrate on how we can use the breadth of Wimbledon's resources to help those in our local communities and beyond end quote the Dow is down seven hundred forty one points or three point three.
NPR News: 04-20-2020 6PM ET
"The R.'s John Burnett Explains the Homeland Security Department announced. Today the restrictions will be enforced with thirty more days. The additional border controls have had a dramatic effect with visitors and shoppers blocked behavior. Traffic has dropped. Seventy percent and pedestrian crossings have declined seventy five percent according to US Customs and Border Protection congested border crossings. That took hours now take minutes combined. Almost four hundred thousand fewer people and cars crossed the US southern and northern borders every day. People who are allowed to cross include healthcare workers and truckers every day more than three billion dollars in trade crosses the southern and northern borders. Canada and Mexico are the second and third largest trading partners of the United States John Burnett NPR news near Governor. Andrew Cuomo says the rate of new corona virus infections continue to slow in his state but he warns that lifting social distancing measures. Too soon could backfire. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The governor is also repeating a call for additional funding from the federal government. Governor Cuomo says the state cannot begin to reopen until it receives federal funding to drastically increase the capacity for Corona virus testing speaking at his daily briefing. The governor said that funding could also be used for hazard pay for frontline workers. We all say boy. They did a great job. The healthcare workers did a great job. The police the heroes. Yes they are but you know what thanks is nice but also recognition of their efforts and their sacrifice is also appropriate. Cuomo says the number of new corona virus cases in the state continues to slow but warns the infection rate could increase as more people leave their homes and resume normal activities. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Facebook is rolling out a map tracking corona virus systems across the US and pure Shannon bond reports the social networking site hopes to help officials than identify hotspots and make decisions about reopening facebook has been asking users whether they have. Kovic nineteen symptoms like fever coughing. More than a million responded so far the survey is being done with researchers at Carnegie Mellon to produce a map showing what percentage of people in a county are reporting symptoms. Ceo Mark Zuckerberg says. The project will expand to other countries this week. The survey is voluntary and facebook. Says it cannot see individual answers Carnegie Mellon is also surveying Google Users Shannon Bond. Npr News San Francisco stocks plunged on Wall Street today the US financial markets falling precipitously after crude oil futures went into negative territory for the first time. Ever the Dow was down. Five hundred ninety. Two points the Nasdaq plunged eighty nine points. This is NPR officials in Canada. Say the attack by gunmen. Who Shot and killed at least eighteen people during a twelve hour. Rampage was the deadliest such attack in the country's history the fifty one year old gunman posed as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fires in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. He later died after exchanging gunfire with police. Further details have not been released. Authorities do not yet have a motive. Sea Rescue groups are accusing European Union governments of using the covert nineteen crisis as yet another. Excuse not to take new arrivals TERI. Schultz reports of e was a unable to reach a joint agreement on how to deal with the overcrowded migrant camps with boats waiting at Sea France Germany. Italy and Spain have asked the E. U. to redouble efforts to come up with a plan that would require all twenty-seven governments to share responsibility for migrants and asylum-seekers programs attempting to require EU countries. To resettle people from Greek and Italian camps have failed in the past leaving them overcrowded and now vulnerable to corona virus infection Italy and Malta have closed their ports. Leaving rescue ship stranded Greece's requesting emergency medical and accommodation supplies to try to speak out inhabitants in the camps and manage treatment of corona virus infections. Austria is the first to say it will send containers you. Foreign ministers hold a virtual meeting Wednesday in which they'll discuss the impact of cove nineteen on migration in the Mediterranean for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz. In Brussels. People died in the south due to wild weather. In Alabama sixty one year old man was killed when a tornado flipped his mobile home. Another man died in a home in southwest Mississippi. And in Georgia a woman died in a fire sparked by lightning. I'm Jack.
NPR News: 12-19-2019 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Sphere the timing of the Senate impeachment trial against President. Trump remains ends up in the air. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports congressional leaders. Continue to spar over logistics a day after the democratic controlled House impeach. The president ought abusive power and obstruction of Congress. House minority leader. Kevin McCarthy is blasting speaker. Nancy Pelosi for not immediately sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate. She's admitting defeat by not sending it by refusing to send impeachment over. She knows this outcome is not good. Pelosi says she's holding often till the terms of the trial are set she also took a swipe at Senate majority leader. Mitch McConnell our founders. When they wrote the constitution they suspected acted that there could be a real president. I don't think they suspected that we can have a rolled president and a rogue leader in the Senate at the same time with Congress poised to break lake for the holidays. The timeline for the next steps in this process remains unclear. Windsor Johnston NPR news. President trump is getting a vote of support from the head of the the country. The Talk to influence the twenty sixteen election. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the allegations against trump are far fetched and bears. Lucian Kim reports from Moscow Moscow Putin also warns new Congressional sanctions approved. This week will strain relations between Washington and Moscow. Speaking at his annual press conference President Putin said Democrats are still bill fighting the two thousand sixteen election results and after failing to prove collusion with Russia they dreamt up trump's pressure campaign on Ukraine Putin said Russia and the US have common interests and global security. And that he's ready to extend the last remaining arms control treaty which expires in a little more than a year. NPR's Lucian Cam. A federal appeals court is finding the affordable Oh Care Act's individual mandate is unconstitutional but it's declining to rule on whether the entire law should be struck down and PR. Selena Simmons Duffin reports on White House reaction. President trump is calling the Texas V as our decision. A win in a statement about it. He also emphasizes this will not have an immediate effect on the healthcare system. Him and says he's committed to protecting people with pre existing conditions. One reason he may be eager to reassure people on those counts. Many parts of obamacare are a popular and unease Republican attempts to repeal. The law was widely credited with helping Democrats win the House of Representatives in two thousand eighteen. The trump open ministration has not put out a plan to replace the ACA if allow were ultimately struck down. Selena Simmons Duffin. NPR News of the key Democratic presidential presidential contenders take to the stage in Los Angeles. Tonight the debate coming just one day after Democrats in the House voted to impeach the president. Tonight's debate features fewer candidates do qualification. Advocation rules the PBS news. Hour politico democratic debate gets underway to eight PM Eastern on Wall Street the Dow is up one hundred thirty seven points this is NPR as expected. Russia has announced it will file an appeal against doping penalties handed down last week. The World Anti Doping Agency approved sanctions. That would ban. Russia from hosting or competing in major international sporting events for four years. NPR's Tom Goldman has the story. The Russian anti-doping agency. He says it will file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport reportedly in the next ten to fifteen days. Russia's appealing sanctions. That were handed them. Because has it allegedly manipulated drug testing data. It was supposed to turn over as a condition for reinstatement. Russia's been on the outside world sports since widespread doping hoping in the country was revealed several years ago the four year ban would keep Russia out of the next two Olympics. Although athletes deemed clean could compete as neutrals. Also last week. Russian boxer said if the sanctions are upheld. They boycott next. Summer's Tokyo Olympics rather than compete without the Russian flag and anthem tangled Mun. NPR news new. Study of facial recognition. Technology shows there are still some problems to work out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology says took a look at the technology and found in some cases. It performs unevenly based on a person's race gender or age the agency looked at demographic differences in how face scanning Manning Algorithms identify people study published today tested algorithms on nearly one hundred over one hundred companies on millions of mugshots these photos and other government images on forcement others are increasingly using facial recognition technology for a variety of purposes. I'm Jack Speer N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 02-18-2020 5PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop from the recent spate of severe weather in the south. It looks like more bad weather may be in the on the way. Art had central Mississippi is under a flash flood. Watch today National Weather Service. Predicting as much as two inches of rain in some spots with higher amounts in other areas forecasters say that could worsen flooding in the region. The National Weather Center says the threat of heavy rain. Today will be greatest cross stretches of Louisiana Mississippi Alabama and Georgia crude oil futures prices basically flat today oil closed at fifty two o five a barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 12-03-2020 2PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi saying the nation's top infectious disease expert is expected to meet with members of president. Elect joe biden's transition team this hour. Npr's windsor johnston reports. The meeting comes a day after the. Us recorded more than twenty eight hundred deaths from the corona virus the highest single-day total since the pandemic began. dr anthony. Fauci is warning that the us could see as surge upon a surge of corona virus cases after thanksgiving and heading into the christmas holiday. Speaking on msnbc felt she said the nation is in a public health crisis right now. This is real. This is not fake. This is not hoax literally every day. Another record is broken. You have two hundred thousand cases a day you have between two and three thousand deaths and we're well over one hundred thousand hospitalization. Dr fauci has been meeting with members of the biden transition team to discuss the pandemic including the distribution of vaccines. Once they become available the federal government expects to start the initial rollout by the end of this month. Windsor johnston npr news. President trump says he is disappointed. Attorney general william bar has not looked harder for evidence of electoral fraud as npr's frank or donas reports. The president is insane just yet whether he has lost confidence in the attorney. General trump was speaking at a ceremony presenting legendary football coach. Lou holtz the medal of freedom answering a few questions after the president continued to allege without evidence that the election was rigged in the president elect. Joe biden's favor. President trump criticized the attorney. General's office for not trying hard enough. But they haven't looked very hard. Which is a disappointment to be honest with you because it's massive fraud earlier this week bar in remarks that directly contradicted trump's baseless claims told the associated press that the justice department found no evidence of widespread fraud in this year's election asked whether he still has confidence in the attorney. General trump said. Ask him again in a few weeks. Franco or donas. Npr news an investigation is underway into the cause of a powerful explosion at a wastewater treatment plant near bristol. England three employees and a contractor were killed. A fifth person suffered injuries. That are not believed to be life-threatening. Us house has passed a bill that may lead to the delisting of chinese companies from us stock exchanges. Npr's john ru which has details. The holding foreign companies accountable act would require listed foreign companies to comply with us accounting standards and submit audit information to american regulators. Companies would also have to disclose ties to foreign governments. Failure to comply for three years in a row could lead to delisting from us stock exchanges. The bill passed unanimously reflecting. Bipartisan support in washington. For tougher policies on china the senate had passed a companion bill in. may you're listening to npr news. Amnesty international says the russian government has unleashed a new aggressive campaign that will make it impossible for independent human rights groups to work in russia. Npr's lucian kim reports from moscow president vladimir putin has accused the west of trying to undermine russia by using non governmental organizations in a statement. Amnesty international says new legislation under consideration by lawmakers will allow the russian government to take complete control over organizations supporting russian civil rights. Amnesty criticized russian authorities for expelling american citizen. Vanessa cogan who leads an organization that helps russian seek justice at the european court of human rights. Amnesty also condemned continuing pressure on the russian human rights group memorial which soviet dissident andrey sakharov helped found shortly before memorial held a press conference today. On how the government is stifling. Ngos prosecutors paid a visit to its. Moscow lucian kim. Npr news moscow new data today on jobs and housing. The american workforce is still suffering deep. Job cuts fewer people out first time unemployment claims last week compared to the week before but at seven hundred. Twelve thousand they remain at a historically high level buyers in the market for new home. Now have the incentive of the lowest term mortgage rates yet this year the finance giant freddie mac says the average rate on the thirty year fixed rate loan slid to two point seven one percent. This week the fifteen year loan dropped two point two six percent catches the housing inventory. Still tight this is npr.
NPR News: 12-21-2020 3PM ET
"Live from npr news in washington. I'm louise schiavone. After months of political wrestling congress is expected to tie up another covid relief. Bill price tag almost a trillion dollars. Npr's windsor johnston has the latest senate. Majority leader mitch. Mcconnell says the agreement ends a months. Long stalemate we can find them report. What our nation as needed to here for a very long time. More help is on the way. The bipartisan measure includes additional federal aid for small businesses and an extension of jobless benefits senate minority leader. Chuck schumer says. The bill is a starting point for additional relief next year. Ignore mistake about it. This agreement is far from perfect but it will deliver emergency relief to a nation in the throes of a genuine emergency relief. Measure is likely to be part of the larger spending. Bill that would keep the government funded through next year. Windsor johnston npr news washington. A new strain of the coronavirus in the united kingdom has led to a strict lockdown and some parts of england. It's also prompted numerous countries in the european union asia and south america to temporarily suspend flights from the uk npr's alison aubrey reports that scientists in the us say they're working to learn more about this new mutation. This new strain accounts for more than sixty percent of recent cases identified in london and the concern. Is that it's more contagious. Angela rasmussen at university says the strain appears to be more transmissible. That doesn't mean that it's being transmitted in a different way and it also doesn't seem to be associated with any increase in violence meaning. That people might be more likely to get it but not more likely to get more sick. She says it is possible the strain could make its way to the us which is another reason to stay vigilant those. Cdc continues to advise people to postpone travel and stay home. This holiday season. Allison aubrey npr. News the governor of new york is concerned about the six daily flights from the uk that arrived at jfk airport. Andrew cuomo has a request for delta virgin atlantic and british airways. Hi i'm asking those airlines to add new york state to the list of the one hundred twenty countries that require tests before the flights leave the uk for new york. British airways is complying required travelers to test negative for the coronavirus before they board flights headed for jfk wall street travel shares are lower amid the latest travel restrictions airlines cruise lines. Hotels are trading lower although overall stocks have recovered ground since the morning. The dow up fifty eight points. The nasdaq off thirteen points. This is npr news in washington. The border closures. Between the uk and continental europe due to the new viral strain of course are making already complicated brexit situation more difficult. Npr's eleanor beardsley reports. That truckers trying to get goods through britain from the continent before the end of the year are now finding themselves stuck for weeks. There have been long lines of trucks in the port of calais as british importer stock up before the uk officially leaves the eu customs union and single market since midnight. Sunday rail fairy air traffic between france and britain has been suspended for forty eight hours. The netherlands germany ireland and belgium have also closed their borders more than half of british imports. Come from the eu vanessa. By lucia is a spokeswoman for france's national road haulage federation. she says thousands of french truckers are also stuck on the other side in dover with borders temporarily. Close transporters are refusing to send out any more shipments she says and britain could soon run very low on stocks. Eleanor beardsley npr news. Paris on the east coast. You have about an hour. And a half to get in position to view the merging of jupiter and saturn in the post sunset sky. Throwing up a bright light popularly known as the christmas star the last time planet earth had a good view of the event was in the thirteenth century. The next time will be twenty eighty. Astronomers recommend that you go out a little after sunset and looked to the south west. Despite appearances those two planets actually may be more than four hundred fifteen million miles apart. I'm louise schiavone npr news.
NPR News: 04-15-2020 11AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The Corona virus pandemic delivered a record blow to retail sales in March. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The pandemic is setting up consumer spending for its worst decline in decades. The Commerce Department says retail sales plummeted eight point seven percent in March. The biggest decline since the government started tracking the series. Nearly thirty years ago. The report COMES AS MILLIONS OF AMERICANS REMAIN UNDER. Stay at home. Orders and businesses are forced to operate on a limited basis to help slow the spread of the corona virus but some stores such as grocers and Internet company solid increase in spending last month as many people rushed to stores to stock up on essential goods or shopped online tool boy leaving their homes retail giants. Amazon and Walmart reported strong earnings in March with the sudden shift to Internet sales Windsor Johnston NPR news. The European Union is expressing deep disappointment at president. Trump's decision to suspend funding for the World Health Organization to results reports the cutoff will deprive the UN's top health body of about fifteen percent of its budget. The US top diplomat says he deeply regrets the US decision. There's no reason justifying this move at a moment when their efforts are needed more than ever to help contain and mitigate the corona virus pandemic Burrell writes in a tweet. President trump says. He's cutting off the funds because the. Who did not sufficiently investigate. Beijing's accounts of how the outbreak started and spread German. Foreign Minister Heiko. Maas has also criticised. Trump's move saying blaming does not help but funding. Who efforts does TERI Schultz reporting nearly ninety three hundred. Us healthcare workers have tested positive for the corona virus and a majority of them think they were exposed at work from member station W. P. L. N. bleak farmer reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released some of the first day on infections among. Us Health workers nearly three quarters or women more than a third at some underlying health condition. Most of these healthcare workers didn't have to be hospitalized but some did require intensive care and twenty seven died. The problem is only a small portion of corona virus tests in the US indicate if the person getting tested works in healthcare so the real number of infected medical workers could be much higher epidemiologists. Saskia Popescu says the preliminary data from the CDC is helpful. It's giving us those first indicators of health care worker risks and exposures but ultimately we need to be collecting more on because we have to understand the failure so that we can correct them in the future. Critical care nurses say it reinforces that they need abundant supplies of protective equipment for NPR news. I'm Blake farmer in Nashville on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down. Nearly six hundred fifty points soar nearly three percent. The Nasdaq is down. Nearly one and a half percent. So as the S. and P. Five hundred this is NPR. The International Monetary Fund is cancelling six months of debt payments for twenty-five poorer countries. So they can address the pandemic. The IMF is spending half a billion dollars in the effort and it will help nations such as Afghanistan Nepal and the Solomon Islands on the first anniversary of the devastating fire. At Notre Dame Cathedral. In Paris there are no builders on side because of the pandemic NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. French President Emmanuel Macron told his nation. The cathedral would be restored within five years as promised to Nikola done in a message on his twitter account macron said the restoration of Notre Dame lifts all of us because it is a symbol of the resilience of our people and the capacity to overcome trials but finishing the work in five years is a tall order. As the Cathedral is not even stabilized. Three hundred tons of charred timbers and burned and broken scaffolding must still be brought down from the vaulted roof. That work will take months and was supposed to begin in March. Just as the corona virus hit Francis locked down through at least may eleventh mackerel thanked the donors and builders at Notre Dame saying you pave the way to better days when the French will be together and the spire of Notre Dame once again reaches to the sky. Eleanor beardsley NPR news. Paris renounce sculptor and painter Glenna goodacre has died at the age of eighty. Her family says she died of natural causes at her home in Santa Fe. Goodacre created the Vietnam Women's memorial on the National Mall in Washington. Dc She also designed the US dollar coin featuring Sokha Julia. I'm Korva Coleman. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 05-14-2020 4PM ET
"Live from NPR news. I'm Lakshmi saying major developments on Capitol Hill this hour. The trump administration is seeking to discredit one of the nation's top immunologists as he testifies before. Congress about the government's response to the corona virus pandemic. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. Dr Rick Break Claims. He was ousted from his position at the Department of Health and Human Services last month. After pushing back against unproven treatment for which President Trump is still advocating. Bright testified that the administration could have done better and things stand. He says. The Nation could face the darkest winter in modern history. The window is closing to address this pandemic because we still do not have a standard centralized coordinated plan to take our nation through this response health and Human Services Secretary Alex as our insist everything. Bright complained about was done. This is like somebody who was in a choir and is now trying to say. He was a soloist back then what he was saying. What every single member of this administration the president was saying freight also testified that the US lacks a plan to fairly distribute vaccine once ones available Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington the FBI wants to know if the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee profited from privileged information by selling off stocks. Just before the true extent of the crow virus outbreak here came to light causing the market to crash. Now the target of a federal probe Senator Richard. Burr is giving up his coveted seat on the powerful committee. Npr's to Mac reports on the latest and the FBI investigation into the timing of burs decision to sell up to one point seven million dollars in stocks. The FBI seized burs cellphone Wednesday evening. A significant escalation in its probe into the powerful. Senator Senate Majority Leader Mitch. Mcconnell says that there will be stepping. Aside is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee for the duration of the investigation. Burr questioned by reporters that the capital declined to comment on the insider trading allegations but said that he was cooperating with investigators. He said that he's stepping aside because quote. This is a distraction to the hard work of the committee and the members and I think the security of the country is too important to have a distraction to Mac. Npr News Washington. Npr's learned that federal investigators have questioned one of the top Democrats on that committee. Spokesman says Senator Dianne Feinstein answered some basic questions last month about her husband. Stock Trades lawmaker from California provided additional documents. At the spokesperson says show the Democratic. Senator was not involved in those transactions. Even though leading health experts are giving Corona Virus Vaccine Development Twelve to eighteen months. President trump says. He's shooting for the end of this year to that end trump's elected former glaxosmithkline executive on Slough to be his chief advisor on an operation. President trump calls warp speed. The Dow closed up three hundred seventy seven points or one point six percent this is. Npr news the unemployment rolls have expanded by nearly three million the Labor Department reporting that marks another slight decline in weekly first-time applications in all about thirty. Six million people have filed for unemployment in the last eight weeks since the government locked down much of the economy to slow the spread of Corona virus. The government recently confirmed in its most recent comprehensive assessment of the labor market the unemployment rate in April had searched a fourteen point seven percent its highest level since the Great Depression the Pew Research Center suggests the pandemic is hitting some age groups harder economically than others in this country. Npr's Hansie Lo Wong tells us the survey finds the oldest members of Generations Z. Have been hit especially hard half of people between the ages of eighteen and twenty three the oldest members of generation Z. Say that they were in their home has lost a job or taking a pay cut because of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Pew Research Center's analysis that was at least ten percentage points higher than the rates among millennials. Gen xers and baby boomers. The survey was conducted in late March in both English and Spanish. Few has also found that younger workers between the ages of sixteen and twenty four. Were especially vulnerable to losing their jobs. Before the outbreak younger people are more likely to work the service industry including restaurants Hotels Childcare Services Retail and transportation the William. Pr News New York. The Dow closed up one point six percent to end the day at twenty. Three thousand six. Twenty five Nasdaq was up nearly one percent as NPR's hundred up more than one percent this is NPR.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. The Senate is close to voting on a massive corona virus relief package. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports after days of heated discussions on Capitol Hill. The White House and Congress struck a deal and I roughly two trillion dollar measure. A bipartisan legislation would provide a cash payments to some Americans and help struggling businesses stay afloat amid the Koran virus pandemic it would also provide more resources to state and local governments and hospitals. Lawmakers are still hashing out their differences on some of the language of the measure including the unemployment assistance provisions that bumps up the amount jobless. Americans can receive. Npr's Windsor Johnston with congressional leaders said to have reached agreement on that two trillion dollar emergency relief bill early today one of the industries in line for federal help. The nation's airlines is NPR's David Schaper reports. Some carriers may soon be teetering on the brink. Because of the Krona virus outbreak the figures. Showing how much air travel's dropped off just staggering the. Tsa says just two hundred seventy nine thousand people went through airport security checkpoints yesterday down a whopping eighty seven percent from the two point one five million screened on the same day last year airlines report flying some planes with just a handful of passengers on board. Hundreds of flights are being canceled every day. And the International Air Transport Association now projects at airlines around the world could lose more than two hundred fifty billion dollars this year due to Cova. Nineteen the federal relief package will give. Us airlines twenty five billion dollars in subsidies to keep employees on the payroll and another twenty five billion in loans David Schaper NPR news as cities around the country. Search for ways to ease the pressure from the rising numbers of sick people in their hospitals. One area. They're looking at is the use of vacant hospital beds. Chicago among the first cities to announce plans to reserve more than a thousand hospital rooms for corona virus cases. The stock market was mostly up today as the Senate pressed ahead with this rescue package for businesses and workers hard hit by the krona virus. Npr's Scott horsely reports the Dow Jones industrial average jumped. Nearly five hundred points Dow gained more than two and a third percent while the broader s and p five hundred index rose about one percent. The tech heavy Nasdaq was down a fraction investors. Hope the government's financial lifeline will help keep the economy afloat despite the temporary shutdowns triggered by the corona virus. The Senate bill includes some five hundred billion dollars in direct payments to households and expanded unemployment benefits hundreds of billions more would go to prop up businesses for major airlines to mom and pop stores. The measure represents strong medicine for an economy that's been laid low by the pandemic and by aggressive public health measures designed to slow the spread of the virus. Scott horsely. Npr News Washington. Looking at the numbers. The Dow was up four hundred ninety five points. The Nasdaq closed down thirty three points. Today you're listening to. Npr News in Washington photo based Grocery Chain Publix as will begin installing plexiglass barriers at cash registers in order to protect workers and customers from the corona virus public joining its competitors including Kroger and Walmart in installing the so-called Sneeze guards grocery stores are seeing their business sore as authorities urge people to only go out for essentials prompting many to stay inside and cook more at home a rescheduled summer Olympics. In Tokyo could happen as early as the spring of Twenty twenty one. That's according to the president of the International Olympic Committee. Npr's Tom Goldman says. It comes a day after the announcement this. Summer Games are being postponed because of the corona virus. Ioc President Thomas. Bach says a task force calling itself. Here we go. We'll start considering the critical issue of timing for a rescheduled games. Track and field and swimming world championships are scheduled for next summer. Both sports have indicated. They're willing to be flexible in a conference. Call with reporters box said there are thousands of questions related to this first ever postponement. These like a huge cheeks. Oh puzzle every piece has feet. Buck defended the decision to wait until this week to delay the games he said last Sunday. The rising numbers of corona virus cases in Africa South America the US and other countries prompted him to start emergency talks about postponement tongue open. Npr News James Taylor and his wife say they're donating a million dollars to a Boston hospital. The grammy winning singer and wife. Kim said the money will go to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to help with its battle against the spread of the new corona virus. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 01-16-2020 7AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman now that the House has transmitted to the Senate articles of impeachment against President Trump a series of housekeeping steps. We'll follow NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The procedure gets underway in a few hours. Senate Majority Leader Mitch. McConnell says the house impeachment managers will present presented and read the articles on the Senate floor later today. He also announced fed. Chief Justice John Roberts will be sworn in to preside over the trial and will swear. During the entire chamber as jurors president trump will be sent an official summons notifying him of the articles of impeachment and requesting a response bonds from his defense team. NPR's Windsor Johnston and indicted associated with President. Trump's lawyer rudy. Giuliani is alleging. The president was fully aware of their efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine Love Parnes told MSNBC HE WORKED WITH GIULIANI TO PRESSURE UKRAINE to launch an investigation into Joe Biden and that trump new critics note was indicted last year out alleged campaign finance violations. CNN has released audio of a heated exchange between senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth. Warren took place after Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines. NPR's Daniel Cruise Laban reports CNN reported on Monday that Sanders allegedly told Warren during a private 2018 meeting. That he didn't think a woman could be elected president in a statement sanders. Denied saying saying that at Tuesday's debate. Warren maintains that he had made the remark and Sanders. Again tonight it afterward. The two spoke to each other near the lectern microphones CNN which aired the debate released audio of the exchange Wednesday night. I told me a liar on national. TV than the one. I think you called me a liar on natural all right now. One of the discussion. We'll have that discussion. You call meal told me Listen Sanders. Warren are among the four leading candidates in a tight race. Ace in Iowa Danielle Kurt. NPR News Iran's president says his country is now enriching more nuclear fuel than before the Twenty fifteen nuclear agreement was signed despite pressure from the US. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports President Hassan Rohani Spokane Broadcast Address for months around has been reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal including increasing. Its stockpile of low enriched uranium in remarks that could be interpreted as taught to the trump administration which pulled out of the agreement it and resumed levying sanctions on Tehran. Honey said quote pressure has increased on Iran but we continue to progress separately. Iran's Foreign Minister chastise three European Penn State's known as the e three who triggered the deals dispute resolution mechanism overruns violations. mohammad-javad Zarif Road on twitter. Appeasement affirmed E. e-3 sold out to avoid new trump tariffs Zarif compared trump to a high school bully. Peter Kenyon reporting this is NPR. The government of the Virgin Islands is suing the estate of financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He took his life in jail last year as he faced charges of sex trafficking virgin island officials allege he committed sex offenses onto private islands in the US territories jurisdiction. Some of the alleged victims are minor girls. Virginia could become the thirty eighth state ratified the equal rights amendment to the US Constitution as soon as today but the amendments future is still L. Uncertain from member station. VP 'EM in Richmond. Megan Paulie has more. Applause erupted in the House and and Senate galleries Wednesday after Virginia lawmakers voted to pass their respective era resolutions. Some Light Carol Stevens with the League of women voters watched the Bogo down from. I'm an overflow room. In the Capitol. Stephen says she thinks democratic control of the House and Senate including the first female speaker of the House made a difference that shows how how in control the leadership is a final procedural. Vote is scheduled this week. Then it heads to Washington but the Justice Department says the deadline to add the IRA to the US. Constitution has expired setting up a legal battle for NPR news. I'm Megan poly in Richmond. Virginia the International Court of Justice. It is in The Hague will issue a ruling next week on a request for emergency measures on genocide case against Myanmar. That country is accused of genocide against its RNC angered Muslim minority. Hundreds of thousands of Mahindra have fled Myanmar. I'm Korva Coleman N._P._R.. News in Washington.
NPR News: 04-06-2020 2PM ET
"From NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh with Americans possibly facing the toughest week yet. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's further cracking down on those who violate social distancing rules with the state approaching the peak of Corona virus infections and peers. Windsor Johnston reports the number of confirmed krona virus cases in the state has surpassed one hundred thirty thousand with more than forty seven hundred deaths governor. Cuomo says he's extending the state's social distancing guidelines through April twenty nine th and is doubling the fine for anyone who violates the policy two thousand dollars speaking at his daily briefing governor also said the state's healthcare system is at maximum capacity. People can't work any harder. The staff can't work any harder and staying at this level is problematic And if we are plateauing. It's because social distancing is work cuomo says hospitals are still in dire need of medical supplies including protective masks gloves and ventilators as the state approaches a peak in the number of Corona Virus Infections. Windsor Johnston NPR News Michigan's. Been WATCHING HOW. New York is handling the outbreak as the midwestern state repairs for the same. The state is reporting more than fifteen thousand cases and at least six hundred deaths from Cova. Nineteen Dr J. Khaldoon. The chief deputy director of Michigan's health and Human Services says Detroit's Convention Centers. Getting Ready to serve as backup for area hospitals. We believe at the end of this week. We'll be able to start seeing patients at the center. It doesn't mean we'll immediately see a thousand patients but we will have enough staff to start seeing Patients as their transferred from other hospitals data show the disease appears to be disproportionately affecting African Americans. This racial demographic makes up roughly fourteen percent of the state's population but African Americans account for more than a third of krona virus cases in the State Wisconsin Governor. Tony has issued an executive order to postpone tomorrow's primary June ninth the GOP control legislature had resisted a delay the US Supreme Court's been asked to weigh in the intergovernmental panel on climate change is giving scientists and additional six weeks to review part of the panel's latest assessment. We have an update from NPR's Rebecca Hersher the IPC is currently working on its sixth major assessment of climate science. The massive report takes hundreds of scientists and years of revisions that usually happen at in-person meetings around the world that has all changed because of the pandemic the IPCC's says the group of scientists who were originally supposed to submit their eds on a chapter about the latest physical. Science will have an extra six weeks to do so because of the pandemic disruptions another group of climate scientists who were supposed to meet in. Ecuador in mid April to discuss a chapter on climate change. Mitigation will instead have a virtual meeting. The full assessment is expected in mid twenty twenty two rebecca Hersher. Npr news this is NPR to meat. Producers are announcing plant closures over the pandemic in the US. Tyson foods announced today that more than twenty four employees at an Iowa. Hog Slaughterhouse have positive for corona virus. Reuters News Service reports a facility processes more than ten thousand hogs day. Meanwhile the national beef packing company says it has suspended. Cattle slaughter is at another planet Iowa so that the facility could be cleaned weeks earlier than scheduled Japan is poised to declare a state of emergency to help slow the spread of grown virus which is confirmed to have infected more than thirty six hundred people in the country so far scores of people have died. Npr's Anthony Kuhn from Seoul on Japan's decision to impose tougher measures week after the announcement that the twenty twenty Olympics in Tokyo would be held in twenty twenty one prime minister Shinzo. Abe's told reporters that he'll declare the emergency as early as Tuesday. In it'll last about one month it will cover seven prefectures including in and around the capital Tokyo and Japan Second City. Asaka Bay took pains to emphasize that Japan would not go into a lockdown like some other countries Japanese media report that the emergency will only authorized local officials to request people. Stay at home. With no threat of punishment to back it up Tokyo and surrounding prefectures already asked residents to cut non essential travel authorities will though be able to requisition private land and buildings for uses temporary medical facilities. Anthony Kuhn. Npr news soul all major market indices are up roughly five point seven percent. I'm Lakshmi Singh. Pr News in Washington.
NPR News: 03-21-2020 6AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers are working toward a Monday goal of passing a trillion dollar economic. Rescue package. Negotiations are set to resume today. Congress has already approved to previous plans but this one is being called the most ambitious starting today. Both the Canadian and Mexican borders with the United States are closed to non essential travel. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports on the effort to help slow. The spread of Corona Virus Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad. Wolf says the restrictions do not apply to lawful trade or commerce and exclude essential commercial activities. We will continue to maintain a strong and secure economic supply chain across our borders. A few examples of central travel include but certainly are not limited to individuals traveling for medical purposes to attend educational institutions for emergency response. Public Health Services says the department is also suspending entry for those who do not have proper travel documentation. The agreement with Mexico is similar to the one announced earlier this week to partially close the US border with Canada. The restrictions add both borders will be reviewed after thirty days. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Republican Richard burs facing criticism following word that he sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of stock before worries about the corona virus triggered steep declines on. Wall Street. Here's NPR'S TO MAC. Propublica reported that burst off a significant percentage of his stocks. Somewhere between six hundred and twenty eight thousand dollars and one point seven million dollars worth of stock on a Single Day February thirteenth Senate Record. Schober dumped the stocks just before a February thirteenth speech in Washington where he warned a private audience about how aggressive the virus appeared to be on. Twitter said Americans were already being warned about the virus when he gave that speech after being up earlier in the day stocks turned lower again Friday wrapping up their worst week since two thousand. Eight has Steve Bucknor reports after rising four hundred points the Dow ended off more than nine hundred points. Such wild swings typified the week as the Corona virus and government measures to control it frightened investors and dimmed the economic outlook. The Federal Reserve's dramatic Sunday night interest rate cuts and other credit easing measures. Far From Calming Wall Street sparked a twelve percent stock plunged Monday circuit breakers again suspended trading rebounds Tuesday and Thursday proved to be nothing more than so-called bear market rallies. For the week the Dow lost more than seventeen percent to close well below twenty thousand the S. and p. fell fifteen and the Nasdaq two thirds percent for NPR news. I'm Steve Back nerve in from Washington this is NPR News Sim. Bob Way has become the latest southern African country to confirm its first case of covert nineteen. Bob Lina said to traveled from Britain via South Africa. Where the number of cases rose by more than fifty in one day Schmuck and equal reports from Harare Minister or you announced the development I slow. Microbiology listens comb. Sam is suspected case of Ninety had tested positive for minister edited follow. Ups OF THOSE WHO may have been in contact with the men are in progress. South Africa. The epicenter of the pan-demic in the region has banned initials of risk countries from visiting turning back nationals. We had already flown into the country. Madagascar also announced his first case. Zambia has to while Namibia and is what teeny formerly Swaziland have three and one respectively for NPR news. I'm Ist Timothy. Quite inadequate the Grammy Winning Country Music Star. Kenny Rogers says died a family statement says Rogers died at his home in Georgia. Last night he was eighty one years old. The family says a small private services being planned because of Corona virus concerns. Nfl quarterback. Tom Brady says he is embarking what he calls. A new football journey Brady announced on instagram that he signed a two year contract with the Tampa. Bay buccaneers game three days after Brady said that he would not be returning to the New England. Patriots Brady Played Twenty seasons with the Patriots and one six super bowls. I'm Kyle Snyder. Npr news from Washington.
NPR News: 03-18-2020 7AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Korva Coleman. The trump administration says it wants to introduce an emergency economic package worth one trillion dollars to stimulate the economy as it wrestles with the corona virus but today Dow Jones futures indicate the market will drop nearly four percent at the opening bell. The mayor of New York City and the state's governor are at odds over eight potential shelter place order to deal with a corona virus. Npr's Windsor Johnston has more mayor. Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should be prepared for a possible shelter in place order or decision has not yet been made. It has not happened yet but it is definitely a possibility at this point. New York Governor Andrew. Cuomo is rejecting such a move saying it would cripple the city. What do I do for four policemen the next day? What do I do for firefighters? What do I do for the nurses because this is all about my healthcare system overwhelmed? How about my doctors shelter in place order would require all city residents to stay in their homes but would fall short of a complete lockdown. It would also require approval by the State Windsor Johnston. Npr news the majority of K. Through twelve schools in the US are closed. Due to corona virus. Parents and school leaders are now asking the federal government. When will it be safe to reopen schools? Npr's Corey Turner says the answer is complicated the CDC. I weighed in Friday with guidance on when schools should consider closing but by that point many places had already said they'd be sending kids home while most of those early closures were for two or three weeks. Cdc's guidance disagreed saying shorter closures. Like those won't slow the spread of disease instead greater impact would come from closures eight to twenty weeks long. Yesterday the School Superintendents Association was supposed to host a briefing with CDC TO. Give school leaders some clarity but CDC cancelled telling NPR. It's still needed to quote fully adapt to stricter guidance. The White House released on Monday yesterday. Kansas became the first state to announce it would be closing. Its schools for the rest of the school year Corey Turner. Npr news former vice president. Joe Biden further cemented his odds of becoming the Democratic presidential nominee with wins and all three states that voted on Tuesday. Npr's asthma hollered reports. That was in Florida. Illinois and Arizona Biden began his short election night speech on a somber note discussing the corona virus outbreak. He spoke from his home in Delaware he sounded like the primaries were over. Praising his rival Bernie Sanders in the Vermont. Senator supporters for their passionate. Let me say especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders. I hear you. I know what you stake. What we have to do. Biden may not need support from young voters to become the Democratic nominee but he will likely need their support in November if he is the nominee. Us my colleague. Npr News you're listening to NPR news. President trump is promising to help. The tourism industry survived the economic fallout of the corona virus pandemic as NPR's Franco or donas reports the executives insist. They need federal help. The CEO's of some of the biggest hotel brands and resorts are pleading with President. Trump. For help they're comparing the fallout to the two thousand eight financial crisis and nine eleven or worse Christmas Sata the C O of Hilton says. He's never seen anything like this for the first time in one hundred hundred years. We've never closed tell that wasn't going to be demolishing rebuilding MGM RESORTS Chairman. James Murren says seventy thousand people will be put on furlough as part of plans to close all MGM resorts in Las Vegas. President trump promised to quote Yeoman's effort to get business backup Franco or DONAS. Npr news the White House Musher from Norway. Thomas Wearing has won this years. I did Rod sled dog race in Alaska. Trail is a thousand miles long. The idea ride continues to draw heavy criticism from animal rights activists. The people for the ethical treatment of animals issued a blistering statement calling for the quote despicable race to end pita executive vice president. Tracy Reimann alleges one hundred. Eighty dogs have been pulled from this year's race for a elements some life threatening China is banning American journalists from three US media outlets from working in China. China says it's a countermeasure last month the US limited the number of Chinese journalists in the US to one hundred. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news.
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"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi sang. Congress is working toward a friday deadline to reach an agreement on a spending plan to avert a government shutdown. Npr's windsor johnston reports. Congressional leaders are discussing plans to attach the next coronavirus relief. Bill to the measure house speaker. Nancy pelosi and senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell have been discussing a roughly nine hundred billion dollar. Bipartisan measure that includes extra weekly unemployment benefits and a second round of subsidies to businesses struggling amid the pandemic the measure however does not include another round of direct payments for families and some democrats. Say they won't support the measure without it. The bipartisan bill has gained support from president. Elect joe biden. Who calls it a starting point for additional federal aid if lawmakers failed to reach an agreement millions of americans could lose their jobless benefits by the end of the year. Windsor johnston npr news washington. A federal judge in georgia dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's election results today. Same day as a deadline. Registered to vote in georgia's twins senate runoff from member station w. a. b. e. in atlanta. Emma hurt reports a lawsuit was filed by a former lawyer for the trump campaign lawyers from georgia's republican state. Government joined several democratic organizations to argue against a lawsuit filed by sydney powell alleging widespread voter fraud state. Election officials have repeatedly said. There's no evidence of that. The suit asked the court to overturn the results of georgia's presidential election judge timothy baton dismissed the case saying the plaintiffs had no standing to bring in federal court. And he called the request to overturn the will of georgia voters quote. The most extraordinary relief ever sought in any federal court in connection with an election. Powell said she plans to file an emergency appeal another lawsuit. Challenging the election brought by the trump campaign was filed in state court last week for npr news. I'm emma hurt in atlanta venezuelan president and he s mobuto appears to have regained control of his country's legislative branch despite the country's deepening economic crisis the south american countries elections council says mobuto's allies won a majority more than five million votes were reportedly cast yesterday but the opposition boycotted and warned that sunday's outcome was mother attempt to consolidate a dictatorship at least six patients in a hospital in pakistan died in one night after the hospital ran out of oxygen with no backup supply. We have this from. Npr's diaa hadid. The deaths were reported in a preliminary investigation into a hospital in the northwestern city of for shawa five of the dead covid nineteen patients another was in intensive care the deaths com pakistan grapples with a second wave of covid nineteen. It appears to have been triggered by summer and fall of weddings. Protests and a lack of enforcement surrounding distancing and masking npr's diaa hadid reporting from kabul. This is npr news. After a week nor'easter tens of thousands of people in maine are without electricity at one point more than two hundred thirty thousand people had lost power following a significant snowstorm. Power has been restored to some households. Main public radio's willis rider. Arnold has the latest utility workers across the state are working to restore power in maine central main powers executive chairman. David flanagan says the outages were primarily caused by down trees. The company couldn't have cut prior to the storm. We can only cut trees within our right away except with the express permission of the landowner so most of the damage. Almost all of the damage invite trees falling from our right away onto the lines by monday morning. Central main power had reduced the number of customers without power to approximately seventy eight thousand. Flanagan says many could get their power back today but counties along the canadian border may not get back till wednesday for npr news. I'm willis writer arnold in college football the inaugural l. a. bowl that was set to feature teams from the mountain west. Pac twelve conferences at the end of the month in los angeles has been called off. It is the eleventh bowl game to be canceled this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic at last check on wall street. The dow is down two hundred thirty one points. Three quarters of a percent at twenty nine thousand nine hundred ninety. I'm lakshmi singh npr news.
NPR News: 07-02-2020 7AM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Windsor Johnston presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden raised ten million dollars more than president trump for his reelection campaign in the last two months as NPR's Keith reports, traditionally incumbent presidents raise more money than their challengers president trump's campaign announced it raised a record one hundred thirty one million dollars in June, combined with the Republican Party campaign, Manager Brad Par. Par Scale said in a statement that this proved quote that people are voting with their wallets, and that enthusiasm behind president trump's reelection is only growing then within hours. The Biden campaign announced it had beaten trump's numbers raising one, hundred, forty, one million along with the Democratic Party, while trump had a couple of high dollar in person fundraisers in June. Biden's total came entirely through virtual events. Events including a big one with former president Obama Tamra Keith NPR news, Congressional leaders known as the Group of Eight, will meet with intelligence officials today, the close door briefing follows reports that Russia paid taliban-linked militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan NPR's cloudy agree. Saleh's reports. The meeting also comes after trump administration officials met with members of the. Senate Intelligence Committee the C. I.. A. Director. Director and John. Ratcliffe the director of National Intelligence will brief the so-called gang of eight behind closed doors. The leaders of both chambers in the intelligence committees will attend the top Democrat on the Senate. Intel panel Mark Warner of Virginia said he got some answers during secure committee hearing, but he has key questions now for hospital and others why there seems to be this unwillingness to. CALL OUT RUSSIAN BAD ACTIONS BUT I think why more better chance maybe address that tomorrow? Democrats have been calling for the closed door meeting with hassle clottey NPR news the Capitol, the Labor Department is expected to release its monthly snapshot on the US market this morning. NPR's Scott horsely reports. There is more than the usual uncertainty over the kind of picture. The report will paint forecasts for the jobs report are all over the map as economist grapple with fast changing conditions June could easily set a record for new jobs added even as the unemployment rate remains painfully high. Even before its issued, the report is somewhat out of date since it reflects the job market in mid June before a new surge in Corona virus, infections force governors in several states to close bars and other businesses, many economists are now monitoring more real time data, which shows consumer, spending and other activity suffers whatever the pandemic caseload takes a turn for the worse Scott horsely. NPR News Washington on Wall Street Dow futures are trading higher this morning after stocks closed mixed yesterday, shares across Asia were higher today. This is NPR news. The. US, Census Bureau has announced the first six areas of the country where households have not yet filled out at twenty twenty cents as form as NPR's e lo-long long reports, volunteers for the upcoming senses are set to knock on the doors of unresponsive has a starting in mid August. If, you live in Idaho, Maine West Virginia or in or around Kansas City, Missouri New Orleans or Oklahoma County Oklahoma a census worker may be knocking on your front door as early as July sixteenth. That's when the Census Bureau is starting the first round of in-person interviews with households that have not yet fill out census form online on paper or over the phone this week around eighty households in Boise and Nashville. Tennessee are getting an earlier round visits to test out social distancing protocols. Federal law requires every household in the US to participate in account of every person living in the country, the numbers are used to distribute some one point five trillion dollars a year in federal tax dollars for public services. Here News New York more than three dozen states continue to report a surge in the number of new Corona Virus Infections in California Governor Gavin. NEWSOM is rolling back reopening plans for the next three weeks in nineteen counties, newsome says the State plans to enforce public health orders using multi-agency strike teams in six regions of the state. Those teams will target noncompliant workplaces as of Wednesday. There were more than two hundred thirty thousand confirmed cases of Cope Nineteen in California. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR news in Washington?
NPR News: 03-31-2020 2PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Lakshmi Singh. In seven to twenty one days New York could be facing its highest number of Corona Virus Cases. That's the projection from health officials monitoring the country's deadliest hotspot in this pandemic the number of people to die from Kovic nineteenth spike overnight to a level that has surpassed fifteen hundred in New York out of more than seventy five thousand people who have been infected so far. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports on the latest update from Governor Andrew Cuomo who recently learned that the virus has hit very close to home speaking at his daily briefing governor. Cuomo said he was tired of being behind the virus and repeated his call for help as the state approaches the apex of the Corona virus crisis. We are planning now for the battle at the top of the mountain. That's what we are doing. Get a staffing plan. Ready now equipment stockpile now. We're gathering equipment that we don't need today because today is not the day of the battle. The governor also confirmed that his brothers. Cnn Anchor Chris. Cuomo has tested positive for the corona virus. Calling him. His Best Friend. Cuomo said he was confident that his brother would be fine. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Shippers are making headway on getting grocery stores restock during the pandemic in part because of a significant push from some trucking companies but as Frank Morris of member station K. C. U. R. REPORTS. Many truckers are also preparing for the painful economic impact of the corona virus. Outbreak word shivers have been whisking enormous amounts of food and other supplies off the shelves and truckers have been pulling out all the stops to help grocery stores resupply cancel of supply chain management professionals President Rick blasting. It's a small agile. Trucking firms are shouldering a lot of the burden the economy slows and doesn't ramp up quickly smaller talking companies. That are GONNA really hurt. In the near term with week's worth of food already crammed into many Americans Pantries and freezers and unemployment skyrocketing demand for products is likely to crater soon and truckers will be among the first to feel it from pure news. I'm Frank Morrison Kansas City in a letter to top navy officials in the Pentagon the commanding officer of the carrier. Uss Theodore Roosevelt says the number of sailors testing positive for the current viruses quote ongoing and accelerating officials tell NPR. The ship with thousands of people on board has more than fifty cases of the corona virus. So far the commanding officer says more needs to be done to quarantine or isolation people depending on whether the possibly been exposed to the krona virus or actually sick with cove nineteen disease caused by the virus at last check on Wall Street. Dow is down one hundred forty two points at twenty two thousand one eighty four this is NPR news. The Prime Minister of Hungary is now running his country by decree. The European Union member has decided that in order to effectively fight the pandemic it must suspend Hungary's democratic processes Joanna Kakissis Kakissis reports Hungary's announcement is drawing sharp rebukes from the European Commission European Commission president or Sula Fonder. Line said in a statement that no country should sacrifice democracy in the name of emergency measures. But she did not call out Hungary by name exasperation critics of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor. They want Brussels to sanction him. Joanna Kakissis reporting India has seen its highest single-day jumping corona virus cases with more than two hundred reported yesterday. India with the world's greatest population has instituted the world's biggest national lockdown. Npr's Lauren Fair reports. This may also claim lives with Indian factories shut and most businesses closed. Tens of millions of migrant workers are left and homeless. Many of them are trying to walk hundreds or thousands of miles home to their villages. Dozens have been killed in traffic accidents. Along the way in India's tourist hub of go. Thousands of foreigners are awaiting special evacuation flights amid food shortages and fears of unrest travelers sent into mandatory quarantine complained government facilities are dirty and overcrowded one Indian state Karnataka is ordering people in home quarantine to send hourly sell fees to the government. There's an APP for it but user. Say It's crashed already Lauren Fryer. Npr news US stocks trading slightly lower. The Dow down close to three quarters of a percent this is NPR news.
NPR News: 12-29-2020 1PM ET
"Live from npr news in washington. I'm louise schiavone with more than nineteen million identified cases in roughly three hundred thirty six thousand related deaths. The us leads the world and pandemic numbers. More than two million people nationwide have been inoculated and experts. Say it will take months to vaccinate everyone who wants a shot today. The next vice president got hers. Npr's windsor johnston reports after receiving the shot during televised event vice president-elect kamla harris once again stress the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine trusts the francis and it is the scientist who created and approved. This vaccine sired everyone will. It is your turn get vaccinated. The nation's top infectious disease expert. Dr anthony fauci had strongly recommended that harris and president-elect biden be inoculated as soon as possible he's also recommending that president trump who tested positive for the coronavirus. October received the vaccine. Windsor johnston and pr news. South africa is africa's hottest covert hotspot as ishmael fun decor reports the government. There is ramping up. Its response announcing a ban. On the sale of alcohol and onsite and public drinking and emotional president serum oppose said south africans have become complacent with continued to host an attempt social gatherings and events that in many cases violate the public health regulations and ban on all indoor and outdoor gatherings funerals limited. To fifty people is now in place failure to wear a mask in public. Now attracts define custodial sentence or both the hours of the night if you have also been increased and the measures would be reviewed on january fifteen. Npr news i am is a muff wounded in harari. What is terrorism. npr's hannah alarm reports. The debate arises a new. After christmas day in nashville authorities say sixty three year old. Anthony warner blew himself up in a parked. Rv in downtown nashville. The blast wounded three people in level two city block. It sounds like a clear-cut domestic terrorism case but is it some analysts. Say there are still too many unanswered questions. Authorities require an ideological component to violence to label it terrorism and there's no public manifesto or other solid information yet on warner's possible motives or beliefs others argue that regardless of motive. A public suicide bombing is a clear act of terrorism. They say there's no such hand-wringing when it comes to describing muslim suspects and still another argument is that the terrorism label is now so loaded and subjective that it should be dropped altogether hanau lamb. Npr news wall street. The dow down ninety six. This is npr. The first paying passengers on board a boeing. seven thirty-seven max. In nearly two years took off this morning from miami as the plane returns to service. The model was grounded nearly two years ago following a pair of deadly crashes that killed three hundred and forty six people. Npr's dave which has more the boeing seven thirty-seven max was grounded. Worldwide march twenty nineteen after its involvement in two fatal crashes in indonesia in ethiopia. American airlines used the plane on short test flight earlier this month at miami international airport before boarding passengers on tuesday morning flight from miami. The headed new york. The airline has become the first one in the us. flight passengers. Again on the boeing. Seven thirty-seven max. Last month officials with federal aviation administration approved changes boeing made to a flight control system on the plane since then airlines in brazil in mexico have operated dozens of flights with the aircraft. American says it will warn customers when they book that they will be on a max in case they are comfortable dave mystic npr news. There's an eight day extension for applications to the federal reserve's main street lending program. The program is designed for small and mid sized businesses in need of credit to get through the recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. There's been a rush of applications submitted since the trump administration said it was terminating the emergency credit facility and several others set up by the us central bank. The new deadline is january. Eighth twenty twenty one. The federal reserve said that the extension was approved by the treasury secretary. I'm louise schiavone. Npr news washington.
NPR News: 03-30-2020 6PM ET
"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump today indicated that social distancing guidelines have been put in place seemed to be working though we also said. It appears the peak of the corona virus outbreak. That is moving across the globe. Killing thousands is still weeks away. Trump's remarks come as the. Us Krahn virus. Death toll will move toward three thousand. According to the Johns Hopkins tracking site president also said Krono virus testing is starting to take place on a larger scale over one million Americans have now been tested more than any other country by far not even close and tested accurately trump that the mentioned that the US Navy Ship Comfort has arrived in New York to help with the increasingly dire situation. There president said the next thirty days. We'll be challenging. And he praised private firms and government agencies for their work in fighting the corona virus nor Governor Andrew Cuomo is doubling down on stay home orders and other social distancing guidelines amid the spread of the corona virus. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The number of cases have surpassed sixty six thousand in the state making it the epicenter of the outbreak in the US Governor. Cuomo is repeating his call for people to avoid densely populated areas and to keep abiding by the recommendation to stay at least six feet away from others. He also put out an urgent plea for healthcare workers from across the nation to come to New York to help. We're the ones who were hit. Now that's today but tomorrow it's going to be somewhere else whether it's Detroit. Whether it's New Orleans it will work. Its way across the country and this is the time for us to help one. Another cuomo promised that New York would return the favor to other parts of the country. That might need help later. He says field hospitals are also being set up to help ease the strain on local hospitals. Windsor Johnston NPR news. There were more than two hundred and fifty reported deaths in New York today. The biggest jump in a single day. Us stocks rose sharply amid gains from last week. Npr's Scott horsely reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up nearly seven hundred points or just over three percent. All the major stock index gained ground on Monday with the S. and P. Five hundred climbing three and a third percent and the Nasdaq jumping more than three and a half percent. Investors are counting on the federal government's two trillion dollar rescue package to help both workers and businesses who've been hurt by the corona virus president trump announced over the weekend the social distancing recommendations that close many businesses will remain in effect at least through the month of April with few people driving and many airplanes grounded. There's a glut of oil on the market that along the price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia pushed the benchmark price of crude in the US to an eighteen year. Low barely above twenty dollars. A barrel Scott horsely. Npr News Washington Nasdaq was up. Two hundred and seventy one points today this is NPR in Singapore. The Supreme Court has upheld a rarely used British colonial era law. That criminalizes homosexuality. Npr Southeast Asia correspondent Julie McCarthy Reports. The ruling is seen as a setback promoting. Lgbt writes in Asia Gay rights activists in Singapore had challenged the law emboldened by India socially conservative country that decriminalized consensual gay sex in twenty eighteen but Singapore's high court reasoned that the loss safeguards public morality by showing society's moral disapproval of male homosexual acts and declined to strike it down the london-based Group. Human Dignity Trust condemned the decision and said it affirms that quote all day men in Singapore are effectively on apprehended criminals. The ruling comes as hostility toward the LGBT community rises in neighboring Indonesia and Malaysia or Islam can draw a punitive line on homosexuality Julie McCarthy NPR news. A Dutch museum is close to prevent the spread of the corona virus as a painting by Vincent Van Gogh was stolen smash and grab overnight singer. Lauren Museum east of Amsterdam says thieves are able to take the parsonage garden at New Enin in spring. Eighteen eighty four by the Dutch master sometime early. Today Museum director. Vaughn says the institution that houses a collection of American couple William and Anna. Singers angry shocked and saddened by the theft. The work was on loan. Its value was not immediately known. Granola futures prices fell to an eighteen year. Low today oil down. A dollar forty two cents a barrel to close it twenty. Oh nine a barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington.
NPR News: 11-16-2020 12PM ET
"Live from npr news. I'm lakshmi saying if the us confirmed corona virus cases now. Top eleven million. The death toll nearing two hundred fifty thousand. In wide swaths of this country hospitals taking in record numbers of covid nineteen patients are approaching or have already reached capacity. But there's more promising news from another vaccine developer. Npr's joe palca reports. Madonna claims it's experimental covid. Nineteen vaccine based on interim results prevents disease nearly ninety five percent of the time. The manufactures the biotech company. Modern ah its vaccine is what's known as an m. r. Na vaccine the same technology is vaccine made by pfizer and biontech. The companies reported last week. Their vaccine was more than ninety percent effective in preventing disease. The madonna results come from a study of thirty thousand volunteers. Half cut to injections of the vaccine. The others got two injections of an inert placebo. There were ninety cases of covid nineteen in the placebo group compared with only five in the vaccine group and impressive result particularly for a new vaccine. Joe palca. Npr news president elect joe biden hones in on the pandemic and the economy in his speech today. Npr's windsor johnston with details. Biden and vice president elect comma harris are expected to introduce economic plan aimed at building back better in the long term during his campaign biden laid out an agenda that focused on increasing the number of american jobs and included two trillion dollars in spending on clean energy and infrastructure biden has also stressed the urgent need for additional relief legislation to help americans struggling amid the economic downturn. Today's speech comes as the number of new coronavirus infections continues to surge across the us. Windsor johnston and pr news people across central america. Who are still recovering. From the ravages of hurricane. Ava are bracing for category five storm. I owed up to gain strength overnight. It's headed toward nicaragua honduras. Hurricane specialist stacy stewart says flooding and other conditions are expected to be a lot worse especially goes various that flooded during eva. They're just going to see a repeat of that situation worse because the ground is saturated. There's really no place for the water to go. So it's going to begin to pile up very very quickly and create as much probably more flooding than what they saw with hurricane. Ava that's gonna to cause mudslides that will unfortunately damage homes and even large trucks will buildings. Iota was expected to make landfall late late today. At last check on wall street the dow jones industrial average was up four hundred thirty two points or nearly one and a half percent at twenty nine thousand nine hundred fourteen. The snp up more than one percent nasdaq has risen three quarters of a percent. This is npr news. A former harvard fencing coach and telecom ceo have been arrested in boston on charges. They took part in college. Admissions bribery scheme. Federal prosecutors accuse jack of paying more than one and a half million dollars to peter brand help his sons get into harvard by recruiting them on harvard's or to harvard's men's fencing team. The boston globe published an investigative report on the scheme last year. Harvard later firebrand investigation has resulted in charges against scores of people including celebrities and executives secretary of state. Mike pompeo has met today with french. President emmanuel macron and the francis and francis foreign minister. Npr's eleanor beardsley reports. french media. Say the meeting. Put macron in an uncomfortable position. Mac hall was one of the first leaders to call in congratulate. President elect biden on his victory so receiving palm peyot who has suggested a second trump administration forced micron to kind of balancing act. Say french media. The leeza made it clear. The meeting was that pompeo's request and in total transparency with biden's transition team. French foreign minister joined today. All said pompeo is his counterpart until january twentieth. So it's normal that he met with him largely all said they discussed every subject even those they disagreed upon like iran and climate change lewdly. Leon also made it clear. France opposes a us withdrawal from iraq and afghanistan because of the joint fight against terrorism. Eleanor beardsley npr news. Paris us stocks trading higher with the dow up nearly one and a half percent since the open. This is npr.