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Justice Department Sues Texas Over 6-Week Abortion Ban

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Justice Department Sues Texas Over 6-Week Abortion Ban

"Justice department is suing the state of taxes over. Its new abortion law which is among the strictest in the nation houston public media's cairo buckley reports the doj father complaint today in district court the doj says the law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and making private citizens. Responsible for enforcement is unconstitutional. Attorney general merrick garland says the doj is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction to prohibit enforcement united states as authority and the responsibility to ensure that no state can deprive individuals of their constitutional rights through a legislative scheme specifically designed to prevent the vindication of those rights. The biden administration has vowed to fight the law especially since the us. Supreme court decided not to step in before it took effect last week. I'm kyra buckley. In

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04:38 min | 2 weeks ago

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"Live from npr news. I'm barbara klein the twenty year. Us war in afghanistan is over. The last american military plane is flown out of kabul. President biden is due to address the nation tomorrow but npr scott detro- says he issued a written statement late. This afternoon biden said it was quote the unanimous recommendation of the joint chiefs and all of our commanders to end the airlift mission as planned and that is worth flagging because according to the pentagon there are still a couple of hundred americans still in afghanistan. Who wanted to leave. But we're not able to buy also thanked. Us military personnel for completing the dangerous pull out as scheduled noting operations ended in the early morning hours of august thirty first kabul time with no further loss of american lives. The fate of hundreds of afghan refugees now in neighboring is becca. Stan is uncertain. Charles maine's reports authorities. There say the afghans must move on to third countries or return home officials in ouzbekistan's say nearly six hundred afghan air force personnel in their families arrived in several dozen military aircraft to the central asian nation shortly after the taliban takeover of kabul. The question is where they go now the us has expressed. Its thanks to the use bags for continuing cooperation in the afghans temporary relocation yet now who's becca stan's foreign ministry's clarifying that all afghan refugees will only be allowed to stay for a strictly limited time before receiving transit visas to go elsewhere or they'll be sent home members of the us-backed afghan air force are among those considered vulnerable to likely reprisals under new taliban rule. Charles means npr news moscow tropical depression. Ida's dumping heavy rain and triggering. Flash floods inland as it moves over mississippi. After slamming into louisiana yesterday as a category for hurricane hundreds of thousands of electricity customers are still without power oil refineries shut before ida arrived but it could take weeks to fully resume operations and houston public. Media's kyra buckley reports that impact the whole country before ida heck companies along the gulf coast. Shut down around. Five percent of the nation's refining capacity and many are still waiting to assess damage from the storm university of houston energy fellow. Ed hers says it could take some refineries up to six weeks to restart operations. It's going to have an impact that's rippling through the supply chain for the nation. You know for many months to come. He says there could be some supply shortages in the northeast after a partial shutdown of the colonial pipeline which delivers fuel from houston to the east coast. Her says some areas could also see gasoline. Prices go up temporarily. I'm kyra buckley in houston. This is npr. Abortion rights and civil rights groups in texas have filed an emergency request with the supreme court to block a state law that criminalizes abortion services after just six weeks into a pregnancy. it's due to take effect. September first the fbi has released statistics that show the number of reported hate crime incidents in the us increased in twenty twenty over the year before npr's ryan lucas reports. The fbi says there were seven thousand seven hundred fifty nine hate incidents in twenty twenty up six percent over twenty nineteen. The jump is largely fuelled. By incidents targeting to communities in particular african americans and asian americans the spike in attacks against the asian american and pacific islander community prompted congress to pass a hate crime bill to try to address the problem. Nearly half of all reported hate-fuelled offenses in two thousand twenty were instances of intimidation on around a quarter. Were property destruction vandalism just over half of the known offenders were white while twenty percent were black. Fbi collects hate crime data every year from local law enforcement agencies which submit data on a voluntary basis ryan lucas npr news washington wisconsin's republican lawmakers have voted to investigate the state's twenty twenty election. Even though previous state audits partial recount and several lawsuits found no evidence of fraud. That would overturn president. Biden's when they're wisconsin's democratic governor. Tony evers calls the probe outrageous. I'm barbara klein npr news..

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"Npr live from news. Eight seven in houston on to water. It's unclear whether houston voters will get to weigh in on a measure about firefighter. Pay this november gen. Rice tells us firefighters are trying to get a charter amendment on the ballot. But it may be too late. The firefighters union says they have the twenty thousand signatures needed to get a charter amendment on the ballot. This year the proposition would resolve years of legal wrangling over. Firefighter pay by requiring the city to reach an agreement with the union but a deadline is looming. The city has until august sixteenth to verify that the union got enough signatures mayor sylvester turner saying it could take months to check all the signatures but the union is pushing back accusing the mayor of slowing the process to prevent the measure from going on the ballot. I'm jen rice in houston. New census data shows greater houston has the highest rate in the country of people who don't have health insurance cairo. Buckley has details on a new clinic for uninsured patients. That's being run by the university of houston. The new direct primary care clinic is set to open on the memorial hermann. Southwest hospital campus. An area where the uninsured rate is five times higher than the national average overall. A quarter of greater houston's population is lacking health insurance. that's more than double the national rate the. Uh college of medicine says this is the in a planned network of clinics that provide so-called direct primary care patients pay a monthly membership fee for access to primary care and basic procedures. The call entrust for healthcare funds is donating one million dollars towards the pilot clinic. Which is expected to open sometime this fall. I'm kyra buckley in houston a houston congresswoman was arrested today in washington. Dc after a protest outside the hart senate office building congresswoman. Sheila jackson-lee was with a group of black female voting activists who are blocking the building's entrance where they were asking congress to pass voting rights act. Jackson-lee was arrested after police warned the group to disperse partly cloudy skies. This evening overnight. Low should be around seventy eight right now. Ninety three on the u h campus. I'm gail lauder. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include progressive insurance for..

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"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:44 min | 2 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Okay you just heard about alabama's kovic situation. Harris county is raising the covert nineteen threat level to the color orange as cases and hospitalizations. Continue to rise here. Our health reporter sara will ernst says officials are advising to take precautions as the delta variant spreads throughout the community the orange threat level means there is significant and uncontrolled spread of the virus in the community that's happening in parts of the slowdown of vaccines and the highly contagious delta variant vaccine expert. Dr peter hotels says there is even more reason to get vaccinated now anyone who's unvaccinated and has been lucky enough to escape it. Your luck is about to run out. That's how transmissible this virus is. And so i think one of the messages for today's still not too late to get vaccinated. County is asking residents to consider mask-wearing even for people that are vaccinated as a way to normalize the precaution for others. I'm sarah we'll ernst in houston. Let's look at the numbers as of last night. Six hundred cove in nineteen patients were being treated in harris county hospital general beds. That hasn't happened. Since may third intensive care units are also seeing an increase in covert patients according to state data one hundred ninety two people in harris county. I see us have the virus. People who live or work near the dow chemical plant in the port or returning to the area after a hazardous leak prompted evacuations earlier this week. A handful of similar leaks have occurred in our area already this year energy reporter. Kyra buckley has more on how these accidents could be prevented when a harmful chemical leaks or is released into the air companies often say that the accident happened even though they are compliant with local and federal safety regulations but u h clearlake environmental management. Professor lisa gossett says businesses like dow should go beyond simple compliance. I think it needs to be more of a focus. On how do we minimize risks moving forward which is not always a straight at my complying with the clean water act clean air act is she goes it. Says companies should take steps to minimize the chance of an accident and should create a culture where employees feel comfortable and empowered to report any potential safety risks. I'm kyra buckley in houston. In metro is taking the first steps towards creating an all electric bus fleet. The agency's chairman carin patent says it's part of a comprehensive climate action plan. They're working on with the us department of transportation and the city of houston. We're researching different types of electric vehicles in order to implement are zero emissions fleet replacement program. And we're going to start. With twenty.

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02:03 min | 2 months ago

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"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 2 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Hair of a water park in spring is now facing a lawsuit after a chemical spill over the weekend injured over one hundred people and sent dozens to the hospital. The spell happened at hurricane. Harbor splash town on saturday. The mother of three young daughters says they experienced headaches and sore throats but were not immediately evacuated from the park. An investigation is underway as to why the chemical spill occurred in a statement. The harris county fire marshal's office tells us the park hired a third party to look at all of their mechanical equipment and pumps. They say the park will not reopen until it is safe to do so. Meanwhile the leader of houston's firefighter union could receive at least eight months of back pay from the city and have his employment reinstated. Kyra buckley tells us. The union's president was fired back in january or years. It's been standard practice for the firefighters. Union president to run the union will on city payroll last year. Houston's fire chief changed that placing union president marty langton in the h. Fd training academy langton was later fired for allegedly. Not showing up to work and all of this was happening as a years. Long contract dispute between the city and the union raged on lincoln says. His termination was an attempt to silence. The unions concerns. I do not think taking on a corrupt system would not come without all kinds of people trying to ensure that the truth would come out. But i'm a living proven. An example at the right thing matters an outside. Arbitrator ruled the city violated lincoln's due process rights and told the city to reinstate him with backpay fire. Chief sam told houston public media. He stands by his decision and is reviewing the ruling to determine next steps. I'm kyra buckley in houston harris county. Prosecutors in the district attorney's office are facing a backlog of roughly a hundred forty eight thousand criminal and civil cases the backlog got worse during the pandemic but was already a problem dating back as far as hurricane. Harvey harris county district attorney. Kim ogg says she's asking officers and prosecutors to focus on violent cases. I it's at crisis level but there are solutions. And i think we're working towards some very positive changes ogg says about three hundred sixty prosecutors work in our office. She says she has yet to receive approval to hire additional prosecutors and is now in the process of asking current prosecutors to work overtime on the back. Lock and in austin governor greg. Abbott says he plans to include banning gender affirming treatment for trans children and teens to his list of special session agenda items this year. Abbott told the mark davis show yesterday that his office has revived the effort that failed to make headway in the regular legislative session. I have another way of achieving exact thing thing and It's about a finished product as we speak right now and maybe announced as soon as this week an effort to restrict transgender student. Athletes is on the current special session that ends august seventh. But it's unlikely. Any bills will pass as texas. Democrats remain in washington. Dc to deny quorum in the texas house forty percent chance of showers later this afternoon. I met harrop news. Eight seven support for npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include pro quest. Who's website black freedom struggle in the us..

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02:35 min | 2 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Say during their systems in their historically underserved neighborhoods are in desperate need of updates. We are here fighting for equity based on their promises to us, and we voted them and and we voted for the bomb and we're still flooding. She and other members of the Northeast Action collective testified to county commissioners, asking them to reallocate the flood bond money to make sure underfunded watersheds aren't last in line for repairs. I'm generous in Houston, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry is sending resources to the Texas Mexico border as a result of what he calls a crisis. News 88 sevens Matt Arab, says Henry has signed a disaster declaration and executive order. Henry says 2021 has brought an increase in drug violence and organized crime to Galveston County. He also says there's been an increase in human trafficking and foreign disease, which is why he's calling the situation at the border a quote regional public health crisis immigrants coming across illegally who are not caught and screened. Had no idea what they report. Their health condition is so of course, Covid 19 is on everyone's mind but from some of the countries of origin, I understand the tuberculosis, measles, Other formally eradicated diseases are also an issue. Henry's executive order will use money provided from the American Rescue plan to send Galveston County law enforcement to the border and assist with security. Henry also approved just under $7 million to assist the state and constructing a border wall. Meanwhile, 11, Texas border counties this week declined to partner with the state and governor Greg Abbott's calls to harden the border. I'm Matt Herod in Houston. Harris County commissioners have approved a new position, County administrator, Judge Lina Hidalgo says. Right now there's no clear cut way to track progress and show their work to communities because their staff has already pulled in so many directions. She says Two studies 20 years apart have shown the county needs reorganization to address these issues. She says the county administrator would oversee and would be supported by several deputy county administrators to manage the departments. Hidalgo says. They will also give regular updates to the Public Commissioner Jack Kagel argued against the plan, saying it would create more bureaucracy and give too much power to one person. But in the end, commissioners approved the new position along party lines. I'm Kyra Buckley. And you're listening to news 88 7. Support for NPR comes from NPR.

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03:41 min | 3 months ago

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"NPR news President Biden plans to meet some Senate Republicans tomorrow at the White House. They'll continue negotiating an infrastructure package. Both sides were about $1 trillion apart in spending. Six years ago, Scott County, Indiana, was home to one of the nation's worst HIV outbreaks, spurred by injection drug use now the needle exchange credited with slowing this, he said to close next year. Last night, County officials voted to end the program. Despite warnings from health experts from member station W F I U Mitch Legan has more commissioners in Scott County, Indiana, voted to end the county's needle exchange Wednesday night in 2015, the rural county was the epicenter of an HIV outbreak, spurred by injection, drug use and sharing needles. The needle exchanges credited with stopping the outbreak, But with new cases solo, the commissioners felt it was time to end the program. Health officials are concerned HIV and hepatitis C cases will Spike back up when the exchange closes January 1st of next year. Mitch Legan reporting Ah cargo ship that leaked chemicals off the coast of Sri Lanka is now partially sunken. NPR's Lauren Frayer reports from Mumbai that authorities are trying to avert what could become the region's worst ever environmental disaster. This is a Singapore flagged cargo ship that caught fire on May 20th as it was waiting to enter the port of Colombo. Sri Lanka is capital, flaming barrels of chemicals fell overboard, contaminating the water. Several tons of plastic pellets have also been washing up on Sri Lanka is beaches. The ship started sinking last night, and authorities say its stern has now hit the seabed about 70 ft. Down. They're worried about additional oil leaking out of the damaged whole. Neighboring India has sent ships to help with the cleanup. Sri Lanka has banned the ship's captain and other senior crew from fleeing the country as they investigate the fire's cause. Lauren Frayer NPR NEWS Mumbai, You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. The Houston Health Department says almost 50% of the city has now been fully vaccinated against Cove in 19 that includes people who have gotten bolt their shots or the one dose. Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Houston Health Authority, Dr David Purse, says the goal is to get 70% of Houstonians vaccinated. They're really just time that all we're trying to get Whomever we can get vaccinated two inch that vaccination rate up as high as we possibly can. 70% is what health experts believed to be herd immunity, although concerns about variants has some experts saying that number could be higher. Houston. Firefighters want to change the city charter to require binding arbitration or the use of a third party to resolve contract disputes with the city reporter Sarah Will Ernst says the union is collecting signatures in an effort to add a referendum question to the ballot this November. Houston Firefighter Union and the city of Houston have been in a four year ongoing legal battle over pay raises. Most recently, Mayor Sylvester Turner proposed in 18% increase for firefighters over the next three years. Arlington is president of the Houston Professional Firefighters Association and says the process has racked up costly legal fees on the taxpayer's dime. Arbitration is a better way forward. Today, the only path forward is expensive, taxpayer funded litigation. Has been driven by this mayor, he says. Other cities like Austin, Dallas and San Antonio rely on arbitration to settle disputes with public employees..

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NEWS 88.7

01:31 min | 3 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"Ever really recovering. Some survivors have filed a lawsuit seeking reparations from the state of Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa. Aisha Roscoe NPR NEWS The White House The Atlantic hurricane season begins today, and federal forecasters say it's again likelier to be busier than usual. NPR's Greg Allen reports. It follows a season that broke all records with 30 named storms Noah says this year shouldn't produces. Many storms is last year because of La Nina climate pattern, which helps produce hurricanes. Has weakened in the Pacific, but water temperatures in the Atlantic are warmer than average and trade winds are weaker conditions that are conducive to hurricanes. Although the season begins today for the seventh year in a row in Atlantic Storm arrived early. Tropical Storm Anna brought wind and rain to Bermuda last month to help keep track of these early storms. The National Hurricane Center has begun issuing advisories in mid May, and after a year they used up all the designated storm names and forced forecasters to use letters of the Greek alphabet. The World Meteorological Organization has now developed a supplemental list of names for hurricanes. Greg Allen. NPR NEWS Miami Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center says that in the Pacific Ocean Tropical Storm Blanca has formed this is more than 600 miles south of the tip of Baja California. The storm's top sustained winds of 60 MPH. This is NPR news. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley as we've been hearing, House Democratic Caucus chair Chris Turner is praising his party's work in this year's legislative.

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01:38 min | 4 months ago

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"Fang NPR NEWS Beijing The World Meteorological Organization says that Planet Earth is getting closer to a worrying benchmark. That benchmark is 1.5 degrees Celsius of global warming. NPR's Rebecca Herscher explains. Scientists warn that humans must limit overall global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius. The WMO estimates. There's about a 40% chance Earth will hit that threshold temporarily in the next five years, which is the first step toward sustained warming of 1.5 degrees. Randall Cerveny is a climate scientist at Arizona State University. He says 1.5 degrees might sound like a small number, but it's a very, very, very, very big number and we we need to be concerned about for context. The Earth was only six degrees cooler during the last ice age. So the effects of a small change in temperature can be enormous. It's already happening Last year, the U. S smashed its previous record for billion dollar weather disasters. Rebecca Herscher. NPR NEWS You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley, The Texas lieutenant governor is asking the governor to call a special session in June to tackle GOP priorities that died in the regular session. Government reporter Andrew Schneider says one of those bills could have major ramifications for Houston and Harris County. Among other measures, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants lawmakers back to pass Senate Bill 10 restricting local governments.

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01:37 min | 4 months ago

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"You know, he's not alone. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut all recently announced that they would in most covert restrictions in two weeks. NPR's Greg Allen reporting Starting today. The baseline averages that weather forecasters use will get a once a decade. Update NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports. It means the warming climate will become the new normal. Meteorologist work off a 30 year average. And today it shifts forward, dropping the 19 eighties and rapping in the 20 tens. The past decade was one of the hottest on record. And my plucky of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that will bump up what's now deemed normal. In many places. It was a very substantial upward trend in temperature, especially along the west Coast of south and along the East Coast. Precipitation averages also change. Warmer climate means more intense rain in some places and drought in others. Jennifer Ludden NPR NEWS Washington stocks traded mostly higher across Asia. Today, markets in Tokyo and Shanghai were closed for holidays. On Wall Street. Dow futures are trading lower. This is NPR news in Washington. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Houston Public media has confirmed that federal immigration officials have started vaccinating some immigrants in a Houston ice detention center. It comes as statewide. Hundreds of people in similar facilities are currently sick with covert 19 and as immigration reporter Elizabeth Trove all tells us this may be the first facility in the state.

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02:37 min | 5 months ago

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"Progress. But let let's just be very clear. This is a complicated, complex issue that actually has been an issue for a long time. Harris says she expects the Agriculture and Commerce Department as well as you say I D to hold events to address issues of concern and Central America's Northern Triangle countries. Including climate change, food insecurity and disaster relief. Harris has said she is planning to visit Mexico and Guatemala is part of her efforts but has yet to share specific dates. Franco or Dona as NPR news officials in the central African nation of Chad have announced that President interest Debbie is dead after 30 years in power. Just hours ago, election officials and Chad had declared to be the winner of that country's presidential election. Circumstances of his death are not confirmed, but Reuters news agency says to be died while visiting troops near a battle line with rebels. This is NPR. Live from news, 88 7 and Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Multiple vaccine providers in the Houston region are no longer requiring appointments for you to get your cove in 19 vaccination shot. That Arab tells us That's because the city is seeing a decrease in demand. Both Harris County and the city of Houston have stopped requiring weightless or appointments to get vaccinated. Steven Williams runs the Houston Health Department. He told us that demand maybe dropping because confidence in the vaccine could have taken a hit when the Johnson and Johnson shots were pulled off the market. But they're also finding there is a demand for the vaccine. If it's administered an individual communities what people have gone door to door expert David Some folks found out that the vaccine was available a short drive, they seemed a little bit more willing to get the shot. Williams says They will continue to distribute the vaccine at churches, parks and other mobile clinics. But that could be a challenge without the Johnson and Johnson shot, he says, Because now they'll have to require two doses instead of one. Still, you can now go to any city run vaccination site and request a vaccine without an appointment. I'm Matt Herr of in Houston. You can also get a cove in 19 shot at Energy Park without an appointment. As we've been hearing, it's now up to a jury to decide if the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd last year committed murder. In his closing arguments yesterday, Prosecutor Steve Fleischer told jurors who have seen the video of Floyd's death to believe their eyes. This wasn't policing..

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NEWS 88.7

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"Live from NPR news on Corvo Coleman. Police in Indianapolis, say a man shot and killed eight people and a FedEx warehouse facility late Thursday night. Five people have been wounded, NPR's Jacqueline Diaz reports. The gunman then took his own life. Indianapolis police responded to reports of multiple gunshots at the FedEx warehouse a little after 11 Thursday night. The warehouse is just five miles from the city's international airport. Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said After officers arrived, the suspect killed himself. Police said multiple victims suffered gunshot wounds. At least one person was in critical condition Friday morning. Spokeswoman said A number of other victims of the shooting sustained other kinds of injuries. It's unclear whether the shooter was a FedEx employee or what his motive might have been. JACQUL India's NPR News. Scores of people turned out in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center last night to protest the police killing of a 20 year old black man. Dante right there, his name. Right, was shot and killed last Sunday by a veteran Brooklyn center Police officer. Authorities say she confused her gun for her Taser. The officer now faces manslaughter charges. Chicago authorities have released police body cam Video of the fatal police killing of a 13 year old boy last month. Adam Toe later was seen turning toward it officer and raising his empty hands immediately before he was shot in the chest. Police say he had been carrying a weapon. Adam's family says he was not armed when he was shot to death. Testimony is complete in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd. Former officer Derrick Show, Vin chose not to testify in his own defense. The trial judge has scheduled closing arguments for Monday. Jury will also be sequestered for their deliberations. President Biden's plan to withdraw all U. S troops from Afghanistan has raised the question of whether that country could again become a safe haven for terror groups. But as NPR's Greg my reports, the top U. S official in the U. S says that's unlikely in the near term. The director of National Intelligence Averill Haynes, says two decades of U. S military operations in Afghanistan have dramatically weakened terrorist organizations. Their years of sustained counterterrorism actions have really degraded the ability Of Al Qaeda and Isis to attack U. S interest and we assess really that neither group is currently positioned to conduct attacks against the West. The U. S entered Afghanistan after the Al Qaeda attacks on September 11th 2001 president Biden says the U. S will keep a close watch from over the horizon, suggesting an American military presence in nearby countries. Haven't been named. Greg Marie NPR NEWS Washington You're listening to NPR news. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Some Texans were more likely to suffer power outages.

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NEWS 88.7

05:58 min | 5 months ago

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"From NPR News. I'm Korova Coleman, The inspector general for the U. S. Capitol. Police will testify at a congressional hearing today. NPR's Claudia Chrysalis reports he's issued an explosive report about the agency leaders failures to properly respond to the January 6th insurrection. Inspector General Michael Bolton is expected to tell Congress that Capitol police must shift from a reactionary role to a protective posture. Bolton is expected to share findings from his extensive report detailing how the agency's leadership decisions hampered their response. Here's Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan, whose committee oversees Capitol police mean these men and women were betrayed by their leadership and and put in an unwinnable situation. And now we're you know, dealing with the fall out of that. Bolton said The agency also failed to prioritize its own intelligence that the capital would be the target of violence. Cloud, agrees Ellis NPR NEWS Washington The pause in the use of the covert 19 vaccine made by Johnson and Johnson has triggered a wave of online misinformation. NPR's miles, parks reports, experts say the situation can allow bad actors to spread fear about vaccines. The most popular link shared on Facebook about the Johnson and Johnson vaccine News this week was posted by a prominent conspiracy theorist. That's part of what experts say will be a new flood of misinformation surrounding vaccines. Also the country's polarized on the entire topic of covert 19, U. C. L A professor Sarah Roberts says that means building confidence even after the CDC finishes investigating will be difficult to call that an uphill battle. I mean that it's like it's like about Everest sized Ethel. It's just a pill is well, it seems like an understatement. Federal health officials say they hope to have further guidance on the vaccine in the coming days. Miles parks. NPR NEWS Washington The former Minnesota police officer who shot a black man to death Sunday will appear in court in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center today. Officials say Kim Potter mistakenly used her weapon when she thought she was using her Taser against Dante right. She's been charged with second degree manslaughter and is out on bond. Minnesota State Patrol official Matt Langer says there were demonstrations again last night. The tension and the anxiety and stress seemed to be lower. Even though emotions are still high. And that is exactly what we hoped to see. Continue the rest of this week and into the weekend. Police say they arrested about 24 people. Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, the trial resumes today for Derrick Show Vin. He is the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd. The defense may rest its case today. Opens. Lawyers have argued to the jury that Floyd's drug use and poor health led to his death, not show Vin's knee on his neck. This NPR Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Ah local vaccine advocacy group says they're hoping the state will help assist area vaccine providers reach vulnerable communities Now that the Johnson and Johnson vaccine isn't being distributed. The one does. Vaccine was primarily given out in communities deemed at risk because of its convenience. Alison we, Nikki heads the immunization partnership. It would be helpful if the state could provide down to local communities. Resource is and information about how to divest engage. With community members. Understanding the questions that local community members may have and provide good and trusted. Resource is to those questions when a key also heads a local vaccine task Force, which sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott. Requesting resource is and other ways the state could assist vulnerable communities in getting vaccinated, She says. The state has not responded. Ah Harris County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after shooting a knife wielding man in a mental health crisis News 88 Sevens Florian Martin reports. The sheriff's office says their mental health training would not have helped in this case. There was kind of sheriff's office says A deputy responded to a mental health crisis call in East Harris County late Tuesday, spokesman Jason Spencer says when the deputy knocked on the door Man immediately charged him with a knife. The deputy deployed his Taser, but it wasn't effective. So he shot the 46 year old several times killing him. The sheriff's office says it's mental health response training exceeds state requirements but that things happen too quickly for the responding deputy to use it. The only mental health unit on duty was responding to a different call. Florian Martin, reporting walkers and cycle ists in West Houston are getting better connections between two major hike and bike trail. Systems transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter says it's not just for recreation, but for people who depend on bikes and transit for work. The West Chase district's bike and pedestrian route includes new paths that run through neighborhoods on the west Side of Beltway eight. Will eventually connect cyclist between the teary Hershey and braised by you trails so they won't have to mingle with cars or try to ride on the sidewalk. The West Chase district, Sarma Sanchez says One of the goals of the project was to create a safe route to West Timer. That's Houston's busiest transit corridor. Previously, we would see people walking along, you know mentioned that we ate having to To navigate all those perp cuts and the sidewalks are disconnected. They're a swell. The district recently completed new sidewalks and a dedicated to lane bike way a deer would that will take users directly onto the Terry Hershey trail. Project was funded with a mix of federal and local money. I'm Gail DeLaughter in Houston. Another overcast day.

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04:54 min | 5 months ago

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"Gin for vaccine passports. Don't create them. I'm Noel King and I'm Steve Inskeep coming up. We hear the case for a less divisive way to verify who's been vaccinated and who is not also how to corporations plan to protest new voting restrictions and what happened in the reported attack on an Iranian nuclear facility. Is Monday, April 12 1 year ago. Today, Christians mostly celebrated Easter at home one year later, people hope for a very different season again. The news is next. My from NPR News. I'm Corvo Coleman. Peaceful protests and violence occurred in a suburb of Minneapolis on Sunday and overnight into this morning after the fatal police shooting of a young black man during a traffic stop. The family of 20 year old Dante, right, says they don't know why he was pulled over or why he was killed on Sunday. Commissioner John Harrington is with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, He says the police shooting in the suburb of Brooklyn center is under investigation. Brooklyn Center does have body cams We expected We will use the body cams will take statements are B. C. A forensics team did go out and do a crime scene survey and take care of evidence that way. There are reports from businesses in Brooklyn center were badly damaged. Members of Minnesota's National Guard have been deployed to Brooklyn Center. Virginia's governor is calling for an investigation into the police pepper spraying of the U. S. Army officer last December, Officers stopped second Lieutenant Karan Rosario and forced him out of his car. His cell phone video shows him being pepper sprayed and knocked to the ground. One of the police officers has been fired. Members of Congress are returning this week from a two week recess. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports a top priority is President Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure proposal. President Biden continues to push his infrastructure plan as a once in a generation investment to revive the nation's economy. The measure includes billions of dollars to upgrade roads, bridges, waterways and rail lines. It also provides funding to improve broadband service and investments in clean energy. Plan has not gained a lot of traction from congressional Republicans, who argue that it strays from court transportation priorities. They've also slammed Biden's proposal to increase the corporate tax rate to 28% to pay for the bill. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell has called the plan a Trojan Horse for liberal policies. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington China's top disease control official says Chinese cove in 19 vaccines may not work well enough. NPR's Emily Fang reports he recommends changing China's immunization methods. Powerful told the conference in the city of Chengdu over the weekend that the current four Chinese vaccines with domestic approval quote don't have very high rates of protection. He recommended using different types of vaccines or changing the number of doses given to people. All of China's vaccine so far are two shot inoculations. China has not provided detailed clinical data from its various human trials of vaccines and efficacy rates can very wildly. For example, one of the main vaccines made by sign of AC is either 50% or 83%, effective depending on the trial. China has exported millions of doses around the world and a strongly pushed back against any suggestion there. Vaccines are faulty. Emily Chang. NPR NEWS Beijing This is NPR news. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. The Houston Health Department reported just over 700 new coronavirus cases over the weekend and 61 covert related deaths. It comes as health officials worked to get more people vaccinated. Ah, little more than 800,000. Harris County residents have now been fully vaccinated. Statewide, Texas is vaccinated nearly 19% of its total population. However, the state ranks 45th in percentage of population fully vaccinated. Homeowners in Houston and across the state could soon find the amount of time they have to sue. Developers over construction defects cut in half. Government reporter Andrew Schneider says that's the core of a bill now moving through the Texas House. The bill would cut the so called statute of repose from 10 years to five. Scott Norman of the Texas Association of Builders told lawmakers. The change would make a cheaper to buy a home that tail that a builder or unsigned warrant to come to you or what have you has to be on the hook for that home drives up costs? As you know, we're experiencing extreme housing shortage and rising housing prices. But Attorney Monica your eBay said the bill would hurt homeowners if HP 35.

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"Officials expect to get there first doses around December, 21st County public health director Barbara Ferrer said. That's a full week sooner than the pharmacy run program is expected to begin, she said. If nursing homes don't have enough staff, there will be help. We have strike teams that will go out and make sure that you know in a in a matter of days, we're vaccinating everybody. More than 2100. Residents and staff of Ellie's nursing homes have died of the virus. For NPR News. I'm Jackie 40 A in LOS Angeles The Supreme Court Friday rejected a lawsuit to overturn the election results in four states and give those electoral votes to President Trump. Texas had sued Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin challenging the election laws in those states. The Supreme Court held that Texas doesn't have the legal right to sue. Electoral College is to meet Monday to formally elect Joe Biden is the next president. Texas based Exxon Mobil says it plans to lay off more than 700 workers in Houston, Kyra Buckley from Houston Public media reports. The 722 Houston area layoffs are just part of the 1900 U. S. Job cuts expected At the start of the pandemic as oil was dipping below break even prices. Exxon said it hoped to avoid job cuts, even as companies like Chevron shed at least 10% of its workers. But the oil giant reversed course. After three straight quarters of losses totaling more than a billion dollars, the consulting firm Deloitte estimates the U. S. Has lost more than 100,000 oil and gas jobs just this year. For NPR news. I'm Kyra Buckley in Houston, This is NPR. There's been a rare development at the U. S Military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prisoner who's been held there for more than 18 years without being criminally charged, has been cleared for release. NPR's essential Pfeiffer reports. The prisoner is a Yemeni man in his mid forties who was accused of being an Al Qaeda operative. But Guantanamo's periodic review board, which functions like a parole board, now says he is no longer a significant threat to the United States. Known variously as sites, ELISA even a sheer and honey silly Rashid Abdullah. He's only the second Guantanamo prisoner to be cleared for release during Trump's presidency. And the first under Trump to be cleared through this parole like process. It's unclear when he may be released and where he would go. The State Department must first negotiate his transfer to another country with quote robust security assurances. Sasha Pfeiffer NPR NEWS The Trump administration executed another federal prisoner Friday, the second this week in the 10th. Since the resumption of federal executions in July after 17 years, Alfred Borjas was put to death by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Had been convicted of the sexual abuse and brutal murder of his two year old daughter in 2000 to 3. More federal executions are planned. In January, Iran executed a dissident journalist who had been convicted of inciting violence. During anti government protests in 2017, the state run news agency reported. Ruhollah exam was hang Saturday morning have been captured last year after years in exile..

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Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 11 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Houston i'm eddie robinson. An intensive manhunt is underway after a veteran. Houston police officer was shot and killed nearby hotel. North houston police say. Hbd sergeant shawn rios staggered into the office of the small motel bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds then collapsed and died early monday afternoon. Police chief art osservato said the forty seven year. Old officer was on his way to work when someone fired several shots at him into his vehicle. Witnesses told police. The gunman fired multiple shots from across the street and blue four door mercedes. What led to. The shooting is part of the investigation. Rio smith father of four becomes the fourth houston. Police officer killed in the line of duty this year and other news harris county. Public health director says he's encouraged. That pfizer is reporting ninety percent effectiveness. Its covid nineteen vaccine. Dr omar shah says a reasonable timetable for distribution. Could now be insight. I would think it's going to be december and then likely in the first part of twenty twenty one is when you're gonna really start to see it in local communities like harris county. He says the next step for pfizer will be testing for vaccine safety now. The data showing efficiency. Shaw says only a limited number of people will have access to a vaccine early on though responders in healthcare workers and those who are either at risk because complication risk or because we are concerned that they may not have Accessibility to vaccines those are going to be areas of prioritization. Sean says the timetables can change and mask wearing will be important still for months to come. Meanwhile we're learning hundreds of people in galveston league city and clear lake. Were participants in that. Pfizer corona virus. Vaccine trial locally. Utm be was a participant in that trial. According to the houston chronicle more than five hundred people were given the vaccine at three sites. Well texas oil is once again trading just above forty dollars a barrel amid news of the vaccine however energy reporter. Kyra buckley says prices are still lower than what houston companies need to recover from the downturn. Forty dollar a barrel oil youth to be pretty bad news but in twenty twenty. It's a price. companies can survive on for now anyway. Last week west texas crude fell to thirty five dollars a barrel storage concerns election uncertainty also a surge in coronavirus cases. Now that we have a president elect and hope for a vaccine. prices are back to tolerable. But they're still not the fifty to sixty dollars threshold. That's really needed to lift houston oil and gas companies out of the downturn. Cairo buckley with that update and attorneys with the state of texas will argue their case for the affordable. Care act to be struck down before the supreme court today. They'll have an hour to make their arguments. This is the third time the as gone before the supreme court. But the first. Since justice amy conybeare it was firmed. The houston chronicle reports more than seven hundred. Eighty thousand texans could lose insurance if the aca is struck down seventy degrees near hobby airport. I'm eddie robinson news. Eight seven support for. Npr comes from i-drive providing cloud backup full system. Backup and onsite i-drive appliance..

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Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:44 min | 11 months ago

"kyra buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"News eight, seven. I'm Kyra Buckley thanks so much for joining us for all things considered we continue now with news eight, eight, seven in depth. Texas voters have been turning out in record numbers during early voting but with those numbers have been even greater if the state didn't have so many restrictions on voting. In fact, as political reporter, Andrew Schneider found it's harder to vote in Texas than anywhere else in the nation Stephanie Lugo had just started her senior year of high school when a volunteer came to our economics class to talk about voter registration. She says the volunteer focused on students who are already eighteen and let the impression. If you're seventeen like Stephanie was you could not register I. Guess I was informed wrong because I thought I could register at the time. and. So then I had turned eighteen in July on end. So I don't know this really wasn't like it was on my mind to register until like two weeks ago. So, then I wanNA, go try to register like this wasn't working. Now there wasn't enough time Stephanie was upset because she was looking forward to researching the candidates and making up her mind, and then once I saw I couldn't register down like Dang like like I. Guess My goal doesn't count I cannot vote Stephanie is just one example of how misinformation can suppress the vote in taxes. So just how big problems misinformation and even outright suppression here. Scott Shroff Duggal a political scientist at Northern Illinois University. Recently looked at how easy it is voted all fifty states tracking thirty nine separate factors that mixture of thirty nine laws. Produces an index value in in Texas has the most restrictive laws set of laws. Those laws include measures reducing the number of polling locations in the state by fifty percent and requiring a photo ID to vote the thirty day deadline or in person voter registration. That's the most restrictive law that exists most states now allow you to register the day of the election. Such laws have proliferated across the southern US twenty thirteen when the Supreme Court struck down a key section of the nineteen, sixty, five voting rights act. In fact, trough, Nago found eight of the most difficult states in which to vote lie within the former confederacy. Voting. Rights Activists Called Governor Greg Abbott recent order limiting each county to a single drop off location for mail-in ballots a blatant example of voter suppression. That's what blue like regional director L. Maldonado stressed at a recent demonstration outside Lula council sixties historic headquarters in midtown Houston is nine, hundred, sixty, five all over again Ellicott afford to continue on this road whether all we can to ensure that everybody here. Is..

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