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    A medical worker holds a syringe with a flu vaccine in a mobile flu vaccination center in central Moscow. centers.Vyacheslav Prokofyev | TASS | Getty Images The World Health Organization does not expect widespread vaccinations against Covid-19 until the middle of next year, a spokeswoman said on Friday, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety. None of the candidate vaccines in advanced clinical trials so far has demonstrated a "clear signal" of efficacy at the level of at least 50% sought by the WHO, spokeswoman Margaret Harris said. Russia granted regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine in August after less than two months of human testing, prompting some Western experts to question its safety and efficacy. U.S. public health officials and Pfizer Inc said on Thursday a vaccine could be ready for distribution as soon as late October. That would be just ahead of the U.S....
    WRC returns with Tanak looking for home win in Estonia The 16 Most Comfortable Midi Dresses on Amazon IPO shares are up a surprising 60% this year with a number of big debuts expected ahead No one would have believed this even three months ago, but this may turn out to be the biggest year for IPOs since Alibaba went public in 2014.  © Provided by CNBC A stock trader wearing a mask walks near social distancing signs the day a new IPO is launched at the New York Stock Exchange as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 27, 2020 in New York City. The fourth phase allows outdoor arts and entertainment, sporting events without fans and media production. Already, 111 companies have raised $37.8 billion, according to Renaissance Capital. In 2014, the year Alibaba went public,...
    Compressed by jpeg-recompress So far AirPods have been one of Apple’s most popular products and are on the list of the most purchased wireless headphones in the world, defeating competitors like Sony or Samsung. Now the AirPods Pro, which are the top-of-the-line earbuds, continue to generate sales and this momentum is expected to continue through the end of the year. AirPods Pro sales increase According to important sources related to the manufacture of Apple headphones, during the second half of 2020 Orders for some materials for AirPods Pro increased dramatically directly affecting sales. One of the insiders mentioned the following for DigiTimes. Apple’s shipments for AirPods Pro have been growing steadily since its launch in October 2019, likely to match AirPods 2 by the end of 2020, an encouraging development for SiP substrate suppliers, including Taiwan’s Nan Ya PCB. and Korean manufacturers. Success for AirPods AirPods...
    The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly mulling over the idea of signing Leonard Fournette just a day after he was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fansided‘s Matt Verderame reported on Twitter, Tuesday that KC could be interested in the running back once he cleared waivers and the club wasn’t expected to trade anything to get him. Verderame did say the price would have to be right. Fournette would reportedly be a backup as Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still expected to take over the starting job from Damien Williams, who opted-out of the 2020 season. He added that not only is Edwards-Helaire the expected replacement for Williams but he hasn’t rested on his laurels after getting the job. The rookie has reportedly impressed his coaches in camp. While the Chiefs might be interested in taking a flyer on Fournette, the Los Angeles Rams are apparently not interested in the 1,000-yard rusher. Josh...
    An indoor shopping mall is seen before having to close due to new restrictions by the State of California during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Carlsbad, California, U.S., July 14, 2020.Mike Blake | Reuters What is going to happen to America's dead malls? That's a million-dollar question plaguing retailers and real estate developers.  With a report circulating earlier this month that the biggest U.S. mall owner Simon Property Group has been in talks with Amazon to convert some shuttered Sears and J.C. Penney department stores into fulfillment centers, many industry analysts have been pontificating on the future of malls as logistics hubs.  The consensus seems to be that turning old retail space into new warehouses might not be so easy, even though it might seem like a logical solution. Demand for logistics buildings is skyrocketing as e-commerce sales balloon. But the hurdles include the need to have...
    A map of Louisiana provided by the National Hurricane Center shows Hurricane Laura’s projected path. As of 8:16 a.m. Eastern Time, Laura — the 13th named tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and the 3rd hurricane — had reached Category 3 strength, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, according to CNN. It could be upgraded to a Category 4 by Thursday. The storm is expected to bring “life-threatening” storm surges and dangerous waves, according to the National Hurricane Center.   National Hurricane Center The storm is expected to make landfall in the region near the Texas-Louisiana border. Potentially catastrophic damage is predicted for the area between San Luis Pass, Texas, on eastward to the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. The storm surge could potentially make its way as far as 30 miles inland. Combined with rainfall from the storm, and widespread flash flooding along...
    Storms Marco and Laura are both churning in the Gulf of Mexico, as seen in this satellite image on August 24, 2020. NOAA; Jacob Shamsian/Insider Two tropical storms are churning in the Gulf of Mexico, named Marco and Laura. Marco is expected to make landfall in Louisiana late Monday into early Tuesday, and Laura is forecast to hit the Louisiana-Texas border by Thursday. Both storms could bring heavy rain, high winds, storm surges, and flooding to the Gulf Coast. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Gulf Coast is bracing for a possible twin tropical storm strike. Tropical storms Marco and Laura are both churning in the Gulf of Mexico and forecast to hit Louisiana and Texas this week. Hurricanes have come in succession before, but two tropical storms hitting the same spot within days could be unprecedented. On Monday morning, the National Hurricane Center said Marco...
    A GRIPPING video of six waterspouts swirling off the Louisiana coast has emerged as Gulf Coast residents brace themselves for not one but two tropical storms heading their way in the next few days. Tropical Storm Laura, currently over Puerto Rico, and Tropical Storm Marco, just east of the Yucatan Peninsula, have complicated predictions as meteorologists can't tell if they affect each other. 11The six swirling spoutsCredit: Frank Leday via Facebook "It's always tough to predict hurricanes, especially their intensity," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. "In this case, it's tough to say at this point which storm will be the strongest. The storms could potentially interact with each other and that makes this forecast (or two) even more complicated." If the storms merge, they would combine in a "Fujiwhara effect" – which happens when two systems are around 900 miles from each other. This could cause the systems to "dance"...
    Huntington, N.Y.: Photo of home for sale in Huntington, New York on August 5, 2020. Thomas A. Ferrara/Newsday RM via Getty Images With more companies allowing their employees to work remotely for the foreseeable future, people are flocking to real estate apps scrolling for homes with more space.  Zillow has seen a tremendous uptick in visitors to their site.  While many users are just scrolling aspirationally to pass the time in cramped quarters, some are looking to take advantage of low interest rates to buy their first homes. With so many people having the same idea, demand is high and inventory is low, and buyers are getting less than they expected in the suburban and rural markets. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When her friends were fleeing Brooklyn to homes in upstate New York at the beginning of lockdown, Janet Huang and her boyfriend decided to...
    Even as the pandemic rages on, many eviction protections are coming to an end.No-Mad | iStock | Getty Images President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he didn't want people evicted during the pandemic and that his executive action "will solve that problem largely, hopefully completely."  Experts disagreed, since the president was only directing federal agencies to consider measures to prevent evictions.   Now, the Department of Housing and Urban Development says it will extend a ban on evictions in single-family houses with mortgages issued by the Federal Housing Administration, Politico reported this week. Indeed, that protection would be far narrower than the now-expired eviction moratorium in the CARES Act, which also included properties backed by government-sponsored lenders Fannie May and Freddie Mac, and was estimated to have covered nearly a third of the country's rental units.  "HUD's new moratorium only applies to a slight fraction of the units covered under the CARES...
    Nancy Pelosi is recalling the House from its summer recess to vote on a bill prohibiting the U.S. Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service, as the removal of mailboxes across the country sparks fears that Donald Trump's appointee to run the service is deliberately slowing deliveries.  The action comes amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency during the coronavirus pandemic while states expand mail-in voting options. In a letter to Democratic lawmakers Sunday evening, Pelosi also called on her colleagues to appear at a post office in their district on Tuesday for a coordinated news event. “In a time of a pandemic, the Postal Service is Election Central. Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote,” she wrote. Nancy Pelosi wrote to colleagues on Sunday recalling them to vote on a USPS bill...
    (CBS Detroit ) – Michigan Senators will have a rare Saturday session this weekend. They’re expected to vote on education legislation which includes student counts, daily attendance, and structure of local health and safety. Doctors say legislators should support funding frequent testing, contact tracing, and paid sick leave. Dr. Harshini Jayasuriya said, “Instead of threatening to cut funding, and further endangering students and school staff, the Michigan legislature and the Trump administration should provide local districts and communities with everything they need to detect COVID-19 quickly and shut down outbreaks before they begin.” Senate Republicans Are Working Together With The House And The Governor’s Office To Reach An Agreement On This Legislation. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    (CBS DETROIT) – Back to school spending could actually see a record this year. According to the National Retail Federation, families are projected to spend more than $101 billion on students, in grades K-12 and college. Last year’s total was $80.7 billion. With the rise of remote learning, 63 percent of households said they are planning to buy electronics for this school year. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    President Trump said Joe Biden has put himself in an awkward position by pledging to pick a woman as vice president and added that “some people” would suggest men might be insulted by the Democratic candidate’s intention to do so. “I would be inclined to go a different route than what he’s done,” Trump said in an interview Tuesday on “Fox Sports Radio.” “First of all he roped himself into a certain group of people.” see also Joe Biden prepping for VP reveal Joe Bidens presidential campaign has assigned nine aides to his... “Some people would say that men are insulted by that. And some people would say it’s fine. I don’t know,” Trump continued. Biden, who served as vice president during President Barack Obama’s two terms, committed to selecting a woman as a running mate and is expected to announce his decision as early as Tuesday or...
    Two major drug companies will supply the U.S. government with 100 million doses of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, the Trump administration said on Friday, as the nation's top health agency predicted that fatalities would rise in the coming weeks. The agreement calls for the U.S. government to pay French drug maker Sanofi and its partner, British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, up to $2.1 billion to supply it with enough vaccines for 50 million people, with the option to buy another 500 million doses. The purchase falls under the Trump administration's so-called Operation Warp Speed, intended to rush a COVID-19 vaccine to the market by the end of 2020. The Trump administration announced the $2.1 billion deal for a COVID vaccine on Friday 'Today's investment supports our latest vaccine candidate, an adjuvanted product being developed by Sanofi and GSK, all the way through clinical trials and manufacturing, with the potential to...
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    Many college football stars are expected to skip the upcoming season. Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley already announced that he was opting out of the college football season to prepare for the NFL draft during the coronavirus pandemic, and more announcements are expected to follow.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Caleb Farley (@cr_farley) on Jul 29, 2020 at 1:07pm PDT Pete Thamel interviewed some power players around the sport, and it sounds like there could be a mass exodus on the horizon. Private QB coach Quincy Avery expects as many as 40 players to sit out, and an unnamed source told Thamel, “I wouldn’t be surprised if 12 of the 20 top picks don’t play their season. That’s a lot of good players not playing. It only takes one, and other people start to follow.”   View this post on Instagram  ...
    Amazon plans to have 10,000 of the new electric vehicles from Rivian on the road as early as 2022 and all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030.Amazon/Jordan Stead Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are only the most recent examples of a notable trend: earnings much better than expected. The reopening story may be getting rocky, but one pleasant surprise has been earnings. They are far noisier than normal, but in general they have been better than expected. Much better. And that is one of the main factors holding up the markets. With half of the S&P reporting, about 80% of companies have beaten the estimates, well above the historic norm of about 70%. More importantly, they are beating by much wider margins than usual. The average earnings beat has been 13.2% above the consensus, way above the historic norm of 3.3%, according to Refinitiv. That is the highest beat rate...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is poised Thursday to deliver a double-dose of sobering news — on the devastation the coronavirus caused the U.S. economy last quarter and the damage it continues to inflict on the job market. The pandemic is believed to have caused the economy to shrink during the April-June period at an annual rate exceeding 30%. That would easily shatter the existing record for a quarterly contraction, a 10% drop in 1958. The virus forced millions of employers to slash jobs as consumers stopped shopping and traveling, and hotels, restaurants and small businesses closed their doors. Most analysts expect the economy to manage a sharp bounce-back in the current July-September quarter. Yet with confirmed coronavirus cases elevated in a majority of states, the economy could worsen in the months ahead. At the same time that the government will estimate how the economy fared last quarter, it will...
    WASHINGTON -- The government is poised Thursday to deliver a double-dose of sobering news - on the devastation the coronavirus caused the U.S. economy last quarter and the damage it continues to inflict on the job market.The pandemic is believed to have caused the economy to shrink during the April-June period at an annual rate exceeding 30%. That would easily shatter the existing record for a quarterly contraction, a 10% drop in 1958.The virus forced millions of employers to slash jobs as consumers stopped shopping and traveling, and hotels, restaurants and small businesses closed their doors. Most analysts expect the economy to manage a sharp bounce-back in the current July-September quarter. Yet with confirmed coronavirus cases elevated in a majority of states, the economy could worsen in the months ahead.At the same time that the government will estimate how the economy fared last quarter, it will issue its latest snapshot...
    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is poised Thursday to deliver a double-dose of sobering news — on the devastation the coronavirus caused the U.S. economy last quarter and the damage it continues to inflict on the job market. The pandemic is believed to have caused the economy to shrink during the April-June period at an annual rate exceeding 30%. That would easily shatter the existing record for a quarterly contraction, a 10% drop in 1958. The virus forced millions of employers to slash jobs as consumers stopped shopping and traveling, and hotels, restaurants and small businesses closed their doors. Most analysts expect the economy to manage a sharp bounce-back in the current July-September quarter. Yet with confirmed coronavirus cases elevated in a majority of states, the economy could worsen in the months ahead. At the same time that the government will estimate how the economy fared last quarter,...
    SAN FRANCISCO — Managers, players and coaches often warn against trying to glean too much information from small sample sizes, but in a 60-game season, patience is no longer a realistic virtue. 60 games into a traditional baseball calendar, it’s too soon to know which players will make the All-Star team and which early breakout candidates will fade from relevance. In 2020, 60 games (and possibly fewer) is all we have. So with five games out of the way, nearly 10% of the season is complete. And for Giants veterans Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford, that’s bad news. Two of the team’s most important position players are off to a combined 1-for-26 start at the plate, with Pence hitless in his first 13 at-bats and Crawford only recording one single so far. Every day a hitter feels uncomfortable at the plate is cause for concern, and Crawford admitted it took...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — The United Nations currently predicts that by 2027, India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country. Estimates suggest India and Nigeria will together add 470 million people in the next three decades — almost a quarter of the world’s population increase to 2050. According to a new study from the University of Washington, however, several developing nations may find their so-called demographic dividend much less of a boon than anticipated. Published in the Lancet, the UW study has improved on the UN’s model by modelling fertility differently and making its decline more sensitive to the availability of contraception and the spread of education. In many parts of India, for instance, the total fertility rate — the expected average number of children born to each woman — is already well below the replacement rate of 2.1 and dropping faster than expected. The study, which also tries...
    (CNN)Three separate storm systems are threatening the United States and the Caribbean this weekend. They are Tropical Storm Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Douglas in the Pacific Ocean and Tropical Storm Gonzalo in the Atlantic. This is where things stand with all three: Tropical Storm HannaTropical Storm Hanna is gaining strength and forecast to make landfall as a hurricane in Texas on Saturday.Hanna's forecast to be a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 mph when it makes landfall along southern Texas.Hanna is expected to be a hurricane before it makes landfall in TexasRead More"Conditions surrounding Tropical Storm Hanna favor further intensification before landfall. If the storm remains over water any longer than anticipated, then winds could be stronger than what is currently forecast as the Gulf is very warm right now. Even a couple hours of delayed landfall could mean an increase in projected winds and...
    Some of the best players in college football are expected to sign with agents in the very near future. According to @RedditCFB, The Athletic reported that the most elite players don’t expect the season to happen during the coronavirus pandemic, and could sign with agents in the coming months to prepare for the NFL draft. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Signing with an agent will immediately cost players whatever remaining eligibility they might have left. From this article: There are expectations that top players will sign with agents in the next 60 days. Most players feel that the season isn’t happening. https://t.co/KJzTHqOpos — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) July 19, 2020 “They’re gonna bail.… I talked to probably four of them last night, and they all echoed the same thing. Like, they’re done. This is over.” – an NFL agent Agents are ready for top...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City officials said Tuesday that if the Philadelphia Eagles can play this season, fans are not expected to be allowed at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley says he thinks it will be safe for the team to play but without spectators in the stands. Philadelphia Cancels All Large Events Through February 2021 Due To COVID-19 Risks The NFL is giving local authorities the option to ban fans from games and city leaders say they’ve been in touch with the Eagles about those restrictions. Also on Tuesday, the Eagles announced that the 3rd annual Eagles Autism Challenge will officially move to an all-virtual format on Sept. 26th. “While we won’t be together physically, we look forward to providing an incredible virtual experience while supporting the autism community,” the team said in a statement. https://twitter.com/Eagles/status/1283105424649191425
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. As a 58-year-old woman on disability, Robin Short of Wallingford, Connecticut, relies on her tax refund to catch up on bills. She filed her return electronically in February, opting for direct deposit so she could get her $773 refund quickly. She’s still waiting, as are millions of others. The IRS is slowly resuming operations after pandemic-related lockdowns, but delayed refunds are devastating some people’s finances. Tax refunds have become a lifeline Tax refunds, which last year averaged $2,979, are the largest single infusion of cash for about 30% of U.S. families, says Fiona Greig, consumer research director at the JPMorgan Chase Institute, which researches economic issues. While many Americans use refunds to save or to pay down debt, significant numbers rely on the money to cover bills or to get needed medical care — and that was true even before millions lost...
    Gonzalo Higuain of River Plate celebrates s | JUAN MABROMATA / . Each of the five most important teams in the country yearns for the return of a footballer who left his mark on the club. Gonzalo Higuain (C) of River Plate start | DANIEL GARCIA / . There are many ex-River that could get back the Band, but possibly the one that generates the most expectation is the Pipita. Higuaín gave indications of wanting to return, but with him you never know. His Juve contract ends in June 2021. Boca Juniors v Tigre – Initial Tournament 2013 | Gabriel Rossi / . Born in the club, he did not have many opportunities in First since Riquelme was in front of him. He went to Europe, grew up and today is one of the pillars of the team. Fanatic of Boca, he wants to put on the blue and...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Latin America and the Caribbean have become “a hot spot” for the COVID-19 pandemic, with several countries now having one of the highest per capita infection rates and absolute number of cases in the world, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday. The U.N. chief said in a video and briefing report that a 9.1% contraction in GDP is expected this year in the region, which would be the “largest in a century.” “COVID-19 represents a massive health, social and economic shock with an immense human toll for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean,” the report said. “It is expected to result in the deepest recession in living memory.” According to the report, unemployment in the region is expected to rise to 13.5% from 8.1% last year, affecting more than 44 million people, compared to over 18 million in 2019. The poverty rate is expected...
    Getty Family members and friends mourn the death of Conrad Coleman Jr. at his burial service on July 03, 2020 in Rye, New York. Coleman, 39, died of Covid-19 on June 20, 2020, just over two months after his father Conrad Coleman Sr. also died of the disease. For the tenth consecutive week coronavirus deaths have decreased as cases soar in parts of the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control. But one epidemiologist says that a possible reason that deaths haven’t caught up with cases is due to something called lead time bias — and it has to do with the current influx of early testing. That’s according to Ellie Murray, an epidemiologist, assistant professor at Boston University School of Public Health and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology, who posted her theory in a Tweet thread on July 6. Murray breaks down a...
    Former President Barack Obama cautioned Americans to stay safe over the Fourth of July holiday and 'listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us' in a subtle swipe at President Trump.  'This holiday weekend, let's be safe and smart. It's going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands,' Obama also said in a Friday tweet. 'That's the only way we'll do this - together.'   The ex-president's comments come as Trump is about to headline back-to-back Fourth of July events expected to draw crowds in the thousands despite the uptick in coronavirus cases around the U.S.  President Obama cautioned Americans to stay safe and 'listen to the experts, not the folks trying to advise us' as he encouraged people to celebrate the Fourth of July safely amid a new spike in coronavirus cases  President Obama tweeted his...
    NFL teams are expected to have smaller training camp rosters than usual ahead of the 2020 season. According to Adam Schefter, teams might go as low as 75 training camp players instead of the usual 90 players each NFL team brings to camp. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) The decision to trim the rosters is being made to “combat” coronavirus. In an effort to combat COVID-19, NFL teams are likely to bring fewer than the regular 90 players they ordinarily bring to training camp, per league sources. One source is predicting 80 per team, another 75, but no one is expecting 90. More coming up on https://t.co/rDZaVFhcDQ. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 2, 2020 This honestly sucks for guys trying to fight their way onto an NFL roster. There’s nothing we love more than a great underdog story. Every single season, there...
    At least 21 states pause reopening or take new steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 McDonald’s is pausing dining room reopenings as covid-19 cases spike NBA 2020 season restart: These players are expected to opt out of participating NBA players do not have to play in the 2020 season restart if they don’t want to. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Castleton drops, Duruji rises and Appleby stays put in ESPNs most recent transfer ranking In the newest update from ESPN ranking eligible transfers, Colin Castleton drops, Anthony Duruji rises and Tyree Appleby stays put. Castleton dropped out of the top 50 after sitting at No. 50 in the previous edition. Duruji moved up one spot on the list of sit-out transfers from No. 6 to No. 5. Tyree Appleby stayed put at No. 26 on the sit-out transfers list Wolverines Wire Phil...
    Brian Cashman says no Yankees are expected to opt out of playing at this point: “The crew is all in” By: Andres Chavez July 1, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesCoronavirus has impacted our lives in ways we didn’t imagine at the start of the year. Lives and job positions lost often take the headlines, but our everyday dynamics have also been altered one way or another. And, for those of us who love baseball, we have had to endure several months of rumors, negotiations and bad blood between MLB and the union trying to figure out the details for the sport to return this year. Everything is behind us, for now, and we will get to see our beloved New York Yankees soon enough… if COVID-19 allows the season to start and end. Speaking of COVID-19,...
    WASHINGTON -- In a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials are expected to warn of a "tremendous burden" that the U.S. health care system faces this fall if seasonal flu and COVID-19 are circulating together.Still, they are expected to stick to their suggestion that the openings of schools be up to each individual community.Testifying at the Senate HELP Committee hearing on 'Getting Back to Work and School' will be: NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci; CDC Director Robert Redfield; Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Health Adm. Brett Giroir; and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn.Earlier this month Fauci said he was hopeful for a coronavirus vaccine by late 2020, early 2021.
    WASHINGTON -- In a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials are expected to warn of a "tremendous burden" that the U.S. health care system faces this fall if seasonal flu and COVID-19 are circulating together.Still, they are expected to stick to their suggestion that the openings of schools be up to each individual community.Earlier this month Fauci said he was hopeful for a coronavirus vaccine by late 2020, early 2021.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials are expected to announce Tuesday that Philadelphia will not move into the green phase of reopening on Friday. The city was initially scheduled to move into the green phase on Friday, July 3 but a recent uptick in new COVID-19 cases has officials concerned. “We’re no longer seeing the decline that we were seeing before,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. Pushing back the reopening date will impact indoor restaurant service, gyms, libraries and malls. Opening too fast risks an increase in coronavirus cases, which is currently happening across the country. The health commissioner says Philadelphia is now averaging 100 cases of COVID-19 a day, still not meeting the green reopening target of 80 cases. So the planned lifting of restrictions on indoor activities, like gyms and restaurants, probably won’t happen as tentatively scheduled this Friday. “I think we need to be very cautious...
    ARSENAL and Newcastle will lock horns in a battle to land towering Dutch striker Wout Weghorst, according to reports. The 6ft 5inch frontman is braced to leave Wolfsburg after scoring 16 goals in 32 Bundesliga appearances. 1 Arsenal and Newcastle are looking at Wout WeghorstCredit: Reuters Weghorst, 27, has scored an impressive 16 goals or more in each of his last four seasons for the German side and AZ Alkmaar. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news With a contract until 2023, Wolfsburg will look in the region of £32million to let him leave. According to Bild, his availability could spark a transfer tug-of-war between the two Premier League sides as they both eye summer deals for a new striker. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is looking to bolster his strikeforce particularly with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang expected to leave. The fee won't be a problem for Newcastle...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia health officials are expected to put a hold on the planned reopening scheduled for this Friday, July 3. The official announcement is expected to come Tuesday, impacting indoor restaurant service, gyms, libraries and malls. Opening too fast runs the risk of increasing cases of COVID-19. That’s what’s happening in other parts of the country. Philadelphia wants to gradually lift restrictions, especially now that the coronavirus has plateaued in the city. “We’re no longer seeing the decline that we were seeing before,” Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said. Free Library Of Philadelphia Workers Say They Lack Confidence That Leadership Can Address Health, Safety Concerns As Reopening Nears The health commissioner says Philadelphia is now averaging 100 cases of COVID-19 a day, still not meeting the green reopening target of 80 cases. So the planned lifting of restrictions on indoor activities, like gyms and restaurants, probably won’t...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fire officials in Minnesota are bracing for an uptick in fireworks injuries and property damage as more people move to put on their own displays following the cancellations of many public shows due to COVID-19. Minnesota State Fire Marshal Jim Smith is asking the public to find safe and creative alternatives for celebrating Independence Day to prevent injuries and help reduce strain on first responders. “The past few months have been stressful for us all and we know people want to celebrate the Fourth of July. But fireworks are dangerous and unpredictable. We need Minnesotans to be safe, not sorry. Let’s not place further burdens on first responders and emergency room staff still working tirelessly to deal with COVID-19.” Last year in Minnesota, 59 people ended up in hospitals with fireworks injuries. Of those hurt, 43% were 19 years old and under. Officials estimate many more injuries...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — After overnight storms drenched central Minnesota and western Wisconsin with up to 4 inches of rain, flash floods are a threat Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for several central Minnesota counties, stretching from Willmar to the Twin Cities metro. Meanwhile, counties in western Wisconsin (Dunn, Peirce and St. Croix) are under flash flood warnings. Forecasters says flash flooding could affect highways, streets and underpasses, as well as drainage and low-lying areas. Drivers who encounter flooded roads are encouraged to turn around, as most flooding fatalities happen in vehicles. Gerdine & 167th pic.twitter.com/1EnW9FtnD6 — Lakeville Police (@LakevillePD_MN) June 29, 2020 According to meteorologist Riley O’Connor, the rain is expected to continue through Monday morning, leading into a day of heat and humidity. Heat indices up to 100 are possible. The rest of the work week looks...
    (CNN)The former Minneapolis Police officer charged with killing George Floyd and the three other officers accused of aiding and abetting in his death are expected to appear in court midday Monday.Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second-degree murder in Floyd's death on May 25, will appear remotely via video, known as ITV.J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thao and Thomas Lane, who are each charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, will appear in person.No cameras will be allowed in court Monday.Chauvin's bail was set at $1.25 million or $1 million under certain conditions, while bail for Kueng, Thao and Lane was set at $1 million each or $750,000 under certain conditions. Chauvin, 44, and Thao, 34, remain in custody, according to jail records, and Lane, 37, and Kueng, 26, have been released on conditional bond. Read MoreThe hearing comes more than a month after Floyd...
    New York Yankees announce 58-man “summer camp” roster By: Nathan Solomon June 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesOn Sunday, the New York Yankees announced their 58-man “summer camp” preseason training roster. This roster will be practicing at Yankee Stadium until the season begins. Once the season begins, the team can only carry 30 players. The roster is as follows: Catchers: Kyle Higashioka, #66 Chris Iannetta, #22 Erik Kratz, #38 Max McDowell, #78 Gary Sanchez, #24 Josh Thole, #30 Infielders: Matt Duffy, #18 Thairo Estrada, #71 Mike Ford, #72 Kyle Holder, #76 DJ LeMahieu, #26 Gleyber Torres, #25 Gio Urshela, #29 Luke Voit, #59 Infielders/Outfielders: Miguel Andujar, #41 Rosell Herrera, #12 Tyler Wade, #14 Outfielders: Estevan Florial, #90 Clint Frazier, #77 Brett Gardner, #11 Zach Granite, #74 Aaron Hicks, #31 Aaron Judge, #99 Giancarlo Stanton,...
    By ANDREW MELDRUM, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's current surge of COVID-19 cases is expected to dramatically increase in the coming weeks and press the country's hospitals to the limit, the health minister said Sunday night. South Africa, a country of 57 million people, already has more than a third of the reported cases for all 54 countries in Africa, a continent of 1.3 billion people. More than 4,300 people have been hospitalized out of South Africa's 138,000 confirmed cases, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said in a statement. He warned this number is expected to rise quickly. “We are seeing a rapid rise in the cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases indicating that, as we had expected, we are approaching a surge during the ... months of July and August,” Mkhize said in a statement. “It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s current surge of COVID-19 cases is expected to dramatically increase in the coming weeks and press the country’s hospitals to the limit, the health minister said Sunday night. South Africa, a country of 57 million people, already has more than a third of the reported cases for all 54 countries in Africa, a continent of 1.3 billion people. More than 4,300 people have been hospitalized out of South Africa’s 138,000 confirmed cases, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said in a statement. He warned this number is expected to rise quickly. “We are seeing a rapid rise in the cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases indicating that, as we had expected, we are approaching a surge during the … months of July and August,” Mkhize said in a statement. “It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in their numbers, areas where...
    A least 26 million Americans are expected to be affected by a new wave of severe storms hitting the US this weekend, with flash flooding in areas throughout the Heartland. As storms moved through eastern Missouri, to Southern Illinois and Indiana on Sunday, an additional 2-3 inches of rainfall was expected to hit Kentucky, which alongside the other states was at risk of flash flooding after already taking a hefty hit on Friday. Video from Chicago morning radio host Joe Cicero showed heavy rain, strong winds and lightning hitting Illinois on Friday.  Ventusky Privacy Policy Severe thunderstorms are set for the North East on Tuesday and Wednesday and outdoor plans will be disrupted But a fresh warning came as a line of storms moved southeast through Kentucky and Tennessee, making its way into Virginia and the Carolinas.  The southeast has endured some gusty winds this weekend, with a...
    Producers of the new James Bond film want Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to attend the Los Angeles premiere - a week after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to attend the London launch. No Time To Die - set to be Daniel Craig's last film in the Bond franchise - was due to premiere in April but was pushed back to November because of the coronavirus pandemic.  For its star-studded launch, producers are hoping to snag the Sussexes as guests of honour, reports suggest. But Prince William and Kate could attend London's screening of the film just one week before, leading one source to question whether the potential clash will put the Cambridges off from attending at all. Producers of the new James Bond film want Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (pictured at the Lion King premiere in 2019) to attend the Los Angeles premiere -...
    Red flag fire warnings are in effect for large portions of the West on Sunday and Monday, the National Weather Service said. Strong winds and low relative humidity will cause a high risk that any fires that develop will spread rapidly. Parts of the Sacramento Valley are under red flag warnings from 2 p.m. Sunday through 8 p.m. Monday. Southeastern California, as well as most of the neighboring states of Nevada and Arizona, are also posted. Strong west-to-southwest winds are expected to peak on the Sierra slopes Sunday afternoon and evening, and to weaken but remain near critical levels in northwest Arizona on Monday. Although the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor showed little change this week in much of the West, fuels are dry, and drought conditions remain widespread. U.S. Drought Monitor data released Thursday.(Paul Duginski / Los Angeles Times) Drought is most acute in parts of Northern...
    The Covid-19 pandemic is progressing in the south of the United States, in Latin America but also in India, while threatening to leave in Europe where the population is called to vigilance. “We have a serious problem in some areas,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US government’s most listened to expert on the pandemic, referring to the south and west of the country. The contamination figures are constantly increasing. Vice-president Mike Pence announced that the last daily report had reached a very high level, exceeding 40,000 cases. Texas, one of the first American states to have reopened its economy, suspended the process and ordered the bars to be closed on Friday. And Florida has banned the sale of alcohol in bars. Contagion is spreading in 30 of the 50 American states, particularly in the largest and most populous in the south and west: California, Texas and Florida. In Florida,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Friday has been deemed an AccuWeather Alert Day due to the potential of severe storms.The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Chicago area until 9 p.m., including the following counties: Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, and Wiil.Multiple rounds of storms are expected Friday, with the greatest chance for severe weather in the evening, ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler said.In the morning, there will be a few storms in the area mainly between 6 and 10 a.m. These are not expected to be severe but could produce a brief period of gusty winds.A Ground Stop was issued at O'Hare Airport about 11:30 a.m. due to the storms.RELATED: LATEST ACCUWEATHER UPDATESThe National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has much of the Chicago area under an enhanced risk of numerous severe storms.The threat of more severe weather...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in parts of the country, there's renewed concerns over domestic travel.This time of year would normally mean busy roads and airports for the summer travel season -- but not this year.The coronavirus pandemic has prompted summer travel season, which is usually at its peak around July 4, to considerably decrease.AAA reports car travel is expected to decline by 3.6%, air by 71.7% and travel by train, cruise or bus is forecasted to drop by 84.9%.The dip in air travel is expected to cause the lowest number of trips by air in the past 20 years.The Automobile Club of Southern California anticipates road trips to be the preferred means of travel for residents of California, Oregon, Washington state, Hawaii and Alaska.However, auto experts expect there to be far fewer vehicles on the roads. Overall, trips taken by vehicles are projected to...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Friday has been deemed an AccuWeather Alert Day due to the potential of severe storms.Multiple rounds of storms are expected Friday, with the greatest chance for severe weather in the evening, ABC 7 Chicago meteorologist Tracy Butler said.In the morning, there will be a few storms in the area mainly between 6 and 10 a.m. These are not expected to be severe but could produce a brief period of gusty winds.RELATED: LATEST ACCUWEATHER UPDATESThe National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has much of the Chicago area under an enhanced risk of numerous severe storms.The threat of more severe weather is after 4 p.m.
    Travel is expected to be down overall this year, but Pacific Coast residents are still expected to take an estimated 107.1 million trips this summer. The Automobile Club of Southern California released a detailed report with summer projections on Thursday, June 25, for travel between July 1 to Sept. 30. The 107 million-plus estimated trips include travel at least 50 miles away, and is a 17 percent dip from the 129 million trips taken last summer. Travel hasn’t been projected to be this low since 2013. Road trips will be the rage this summer for people who live in California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska, though even car travel took a hit with a 3.6 decline from the previous year. Other means of travel – cruises, buses or trains – make up the biggest decrease in third-quarter travel. Just 1.7 million of these types of trips are projected to take...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Severe weather is approaching the Chicago area. Thunderstorms are expected to move through the area Friday morning. Quick, heavy downpours and lighting are expected, but storms will not be severe. There is an enhanced risk of severe weather as storms develop in the early afternoon and evening. The severe threat is expected to begin in the late afternoon. Northern areas are at an enhanced risk and southern areas are at a marginal risk for severe weather. Heavy rain could lead to flooding later in the evening and strong winds remain the main threat. Isolated tornados are possible as storms develop. Scattered storms are possible again on Saturday. Temperatures will be staying in the upper 80s throughout the weekend and next week.
    New York — “Deaths always lag far behind cases,” warns Dr. Fauci. Texas, California and Florida are seeing their cases increase. Photo:CRISTOBAL HERRERA / EFE The Daily new cases of coronavirus have been on the rise in the United States for a week but the daily death log continues to drop for the moment. Experts calculate that the number of deaths will increase next July. “The deaths always lag far behind the casesDr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress this week. In the same intervention, Fauci also played the alarms due to the “worrying” increase in infections throughout the country And he announced that the next few weeks will be crucial to observe the behavior of the virus, especially in some states. For his part, Nicholas G. Reich, associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts told The New York...
    Getty The Seahawks have been linked to both Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon. The speculation is increasing that the Seattle Seahawks will add another wide receiver to their roster. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that there is a “strong sense” the Seahawks will add either Antonio Brown or Josh Gordon. “Whether it’s Josh Gordon or Antonio Brown, there’s a strong sense the #Seahawks will eventually take a chance to upgrade at receiver,” Garafolo tweeted. This came after NFL Network’s Mike Silver noted that the Seahawks and Ravens are two teams with interest in adding Brown. The Ravens may not be as interested as it was originally thought. ESPN’s Josina Anderson added that Baltimore had not “earnestly discussed” adding Brown. “While Antonio Brown’s name has come up in Bmore, as reported, adding, my understanding is Brown has not been earnestly discussed (pending review of his case), nor...
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — This summer, AAA predicts Americans will take 700 million trips- down nearly 15 percent compared to last July through September. “Americans will get out and explore this summer though they’re taking a ‘wait and see approach’ when it comes to booking and are likely to book more long weekend getaways than extended vacations,” said Paula Twidale, AAA’s Senior Vice President of Travel. “When they do venture out, travelers will take to the road with 683 million car trips to satisfy their wanderlust.” Road trips are set to account for 97 percent of summer trips, while cruise/rail travel is predicted to be down 86 percent and airline travel will be down 74 percent, AAA says. Car trips are expected to drop three percent. Travelers also might be taking more precautions, waiting until the last minute to book trips 48 hours to seven days ahead of the trip,...
    After the 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Oaxaca, CDMX, Guerrero and other areas of the country a few hours ago, tsunami alerts have been activated for the coasts in Mexico, they have also been activated in other countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras . According to the official account of the National Coordination of Civil Protection, the Tsunami Warning Center, of the Secretary of the Navy, has notified that abnormal variations in sea level of up to 113 centimeters above tidal level are expected. Due to this situation, it is recommended that the population stay away from the beaches until the alert is canceled; Strong currents are expected at the entrance to the ports. Read quake of 7.5 shakes the CDMX Read Coronavirus in Mexico: 4 out of 10 people test positive The Mexican ports where intense waves are expected are: Acapulco, Salina Cruz, Puerto Madero and Lázaro...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Officials are investigating after three men were shot Monday night in Crystal outside a bar that was the site of a deadly weekend shooting. The Crystal Police Department says Monday’s shooting happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. outside Big Louie’s bar on the 5200 block of West Broadway. At the scene, officers found two men, ages 25 and 29, with multiple gunshot wounds. Emergency crews brought them to a nearby hospital. A third man, 35, was driven to the hospital; he’d also been shot several times. All three of the victims are expected to survive. The shooting is under investigation. No arrests have been made, nor have police released information on possible suspects. RELATED: Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days Over the weekend, another shooting outside the same bar left one man dead and another injured. Investigators are not...
    A ThredUp warehouse.Source: ThredUp Despite the coronavirus pandemic upending much of the retail industry and putting a damper on apparel sales, the secondhand clothing market is still expected to boom, according to one online, resale marketplace.  The secondhand apparel market is valued at about $28 billion today and is forecast to reach $64 billion within the next five years, ThredUp said in its annual report, which is completed in a partnership with the third-party research firm GlobalData Retail.  It said the resale market grew 25-times faster than the overall retail market last year, with an estimated 64 million people buying secondhand products in 2019.  "Resale is here to stay," said ThredUp co-founder and CEO James Reinhart. "The next question is who wins and who loses."  Some experts have cautioned that consumers might pull back on shopping used merchandise as they think about the Covid-19 virus and how it can be transmitted....
    ALLEGHENY COUNTY (KDKA) — Concrete construction barriers were lifted into place on the Business Route 22 exit ramp off the Parkway East on Monday. The ramp is closed so crews can determine what has been causing the ramp to crumble. “It’s a water problem is what it is,” says PennDOT District 11’s Assistant Executive for Construction Jason Zang. The water has been undermining the ramp for some time and crews from Allison Park Construction will dig into the roadbed to find the source. (Photo Credit: KDKA) That process requires the closing of the ramp and detouring the 11,000 drivers who use it every day. The detour directs traffic to the next Monroeville exit at Route 48. While the closure is around the clock, Zang says crews will work 10 hour days, six days a week, to finish as quickly as possible. “We plan to get it done...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Subtropical Depression 4 has formed well offshore of the East Coast and is forecast to move away from land. At 5 pm. Monday, the center of the subtropical depression was about 310 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The subtropical depression is moving toward the east-northeast near 9 mph and this motion is forecast to continue through Monday night. A motion toward the northeast is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Stats for Subtropical Depression 4 as of 5 p.m. Monday. (CBS4) Some slight strengthening is possible Monday night and early Tuesday, and the subtropical depression could briefly become a subtropical storm. Slow weakening is expected to begin by Tuesday afternoon or evening. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
    New Yorkers are allowed to head back to work Monday, though many employees are not expected to show up in droves, reports The Wall Street Journal. Real-estate services firm CBRE Group Inc., the worlds largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, says many of its New York City clients don’t plan on being back in the office full-time until at least Labor Day. Tech giant Twitter, advertising and marketing company Interpublic Group of Cos., and Omnicom Group, an American global media, marketing and corporate communications holding company, are still allowing employees to work from home. Twitter, which in May told employees they could work from home indefinitely, won’t reopen its New York office on Monday. About half of JP Morgan Chase & Co.’s trading staff is expected back Monday, and just 10 percent of Goldman Sachs Group’s employees are coming back this week. Citigroup Inc. expects about 5 percent...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon update its recommendations about wearing masks. The CDC has been conducting a scientific review about the public health benefits of masks, and will soon make an updated recommendation, a senior CDC official told CNN. A senior official with knowledge of the review said science is being studied as to whether masks are not only “good for source control — and keeping you from giving it to others — but we’re also seeing if masks are going to protect you from getting [Covid-19] yourself.” “We know it’s a good thing to wear a mask to protect others. We are studying if it is also potentially going to keep you safe,” the official added. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The CDC website has two separate pages of guidance on face coverings. One recommends people wear masks when...
    President Trump is expected to sign an order that would suspend temporary work visas until next year as the country grapples with 30 million people collecting unemployment benefits. Multiple sources told NPR the president plans to sign the order in the coming days that would suspend H-1B and L-1 temporary visas for foreign workers. The H-1B visas are intended for skilled foreign workers employed in fields, such as science and engineering, and are awarded to about 85,000 workers annually. The L-1 visas are designated for managers working for large corporations. Other visas, such as H-2B and J-1 visas, will also reportedly be suspended, but H-2A agriculture workers will not reportedly be affected. "No matter how you slice it, this is shaping up to be a big win for American workers at a critical time," said RJ Hauman, government relations director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform....
    President Trump is holding his first campaign rally in months on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event is mired in controversy as fears of spreading the coronavirus remain. The campaign will be providing masks, although there is no requirement to wear them and Trump has said he wants to leave that decision up to attendees. There are expected to be tens of thousands of people in attendance. Protesters are also expected to be at the event, which comes as protests continue across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death. News Donald Trump Coronavirus Protests 2020 Elections Campaigns Oklahoma
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – As coronavirus cases spike in Florida, Governor Ron Desantis is attributing the alarming trend to increased testing, outbreaks in high-risk areas like jails, assisted living facilities and migrant worker communities. Speaking in Miami on Friday, DeSantis said the state has already tested 1.5 million people and hopes to have two million tested very soon. The governor said the new cases of positive COVID-19 cases are under the age of 45. “We are about one test for every 15 people, which is a pretty good clip, and we are going to continue doing that. I think one of the things, when you look at the trend, is very important is what is the median age of those people testing positive. And the reason why is that we know now after having dealt with coronavirus for all these months, that the mortality and morbidity is very closely linked...
    President Trump is expected to expand an existing executive order to further halt the inflow of foreign visa workers while more than 30 million Americans remain unemployed. Multiple sources who spoke to NPR said Trump is likely to sign an expansion of his April immigration executive order that halted new employment-based green cards, a small category of the more than two million legal immigrants and foreign workers who are admitted to the United States every year. The expansion, which Trump may sign this weekend, is expected to halt the inflow of foreign workers arriving on H-1B visas, L-1 visas, J-1 visas, and H-2B visas. The expansion would mean a major reduction to foreign competition in the U.S. job market until the end of the year, as currently about 40 million Americans are unemployed and underemployed – all of whom want full-time work. NPR reports: The order would target H-1B visas,...
    Weekly jobless claims data shows 1.51 million people filed new unemployment claims for the week of June 13, a decline from the previous week but still staggeringly high as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy.  The latest figure from the Labor Department marked the 11th straight weekly decline in applications since they peaked at nearly 7 million in March, as the coronavirus shut down much of the economy and caused tens of millions of layoffs. The decline was much smaller, though, than in recent weeks, falling just 58,000. The total number of people receiving unemployment aid also fell slightly, reflecting the return of many to their old jobs. A second wave of layoffs amid weak demand and fractured supply chains is likely keeping new U.S. applications for unemployment benefits elevated, supporting views that the economy faces a long and difficult recovery from the COVID-19.  Thousands...
    Some of the results from New York’s first all-mail school elections are trickling in as districts work to count the ballots. As of Wednesday, June 17, no school districts in Putnam County have reported that their budgets failed, while many of the incumbent school board members look likely to maintain their seats. In May, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order that said all school elections will be held by mail, later rescheduling them and extending the final date for ballots to Tuesday, June 16. Some results are in, with others expected later in the week on Thursday or Friday. In Putnam: Brewster: Voting information is still being determined.Carmel: Debra Heitman-Cayea (2,713) and Matthew Morello (2,262) were elected to school board seats ahead of incumbent Tara-Elena DeTurris (1,685), Paul Colazzo (1,447), Gregor Purdy Jr. (1,057), and Evelyn Perrault (881).Garrison: Jocelyn Apicello, Courtney McCarthy, and Matthew Speiser each were...
    Between 1974 and 1986, a series of murders, rapes, and burglaries terrorized California. In 12 years, the man known in different parts of the state as the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker, and the Visalia Ransacker committed at least 13 murders and more than 50 rapes and 100 burglaries. Like so many famous serial killers, the Golden State Killer taunted victims and police by making creepy phone calls and writing letters. The serial killer and rapist would break into suburban couples’ homes at night, tie up the man and stack plates on his back, and then say he would kill both of them if he heard the dishes fall while he raped the wife. On April 24, 2018, U.S. Navy veteran and former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was charged with crimes associated with the Golden State Killer – more than 30 years after the crime sprees...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — A man accused of being the rapist and killer who terrorized California residents in the 1970s and 1980s has agreed to plead guilty to dozens of crimes in return for being spared the death penalty, a law enforcement source and a victim’s relative said Monday. Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer, is expected to plead guilty on June 29 and be sentenced in August to life without the possibility of parole after the surviving victims and relatives of those killed confront him in court. “We are so totally supportive of the death penalty and yet we are totally supportive of this decision to let the Golden State Killer plead to life without possibility of parole,” said Ron Harrington. His younger brother, Keith, and new sister-in-law, Patti, were beaten to death in their Orange County home in August 1980. “Almost 40...
    A stalled front along with a slow-moving area of low pressure is bringing heavy rain to parts of the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic through Wednesday. Several inches of rain and flash flooding will be a risk for North Carolina. The heaviest amount of rain is expected over the eastern part of the state, where 3 to 5 inches could fall. CRITICAL WILDFIRE CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHWEST, PLAINS AS SEVERE WEATHER THREAT RETURNS According to the National Weather Service's (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC), a risk of flash flooding exists in the area. A stalled front and slow-moving low-pressure system are forecast to bring several inches of rain to parts of the Southeast this week. (Fox News) Another system known as a cut-off low over the Ohio Valley will work in tandem with the stalled front to allow for soaking rainfall in the region. The highest amounts of rain are...
    London (CNN Business)As global lockdowns start to lift, consumers are faced with a difficult choice: do they go out and spend the money they accrued during months cooped up inside, or stash it away as uncertainty looms?The answer to that question has huge ramifications for the nascent economic recovery now underway."If businesses and households hold back too much, they could trigger a fresh wave of credit problems," Kallum Pickering, senior economist at Berenberg Bank, said in a recent note to clients.Reopened Macys stores are performing better than expectedThere are some early signs that the pickup in consumer spending could be stronger than anticipated. Macy's and Kohl's (KSS) said at an industry conference this week that reopened stores are performing better than expected.Sales at Macy's (M) stores are down by about 50%, but the company had expected sales to drop by as much as 85%, according to CEO Jeffrey Gennette.Read More"We're...
    New York (CNN Business)As many as 25,000 retail stores in the United States are expected to permanently close this year as consumer demand for discretionary items stalls and more people shift to online shopping, according to a firm that tracks the industry. So far in 2020, more than 4,000 stores have said they will permanently close, according to a report released Tuesday by Coresight Research, a retail research and advisory firm. It anticipates closures will snowball and set a new annual record this year, breaking last year's record 9,302 closures tracked by the firm. Retailers have been slammed by the coronavirus pandemic and recession. Pier 1 Imports (PIRRQ), JCPenney (JCP) and Tuesday Morning (TUES), which have all filed for bankruptcy, have announced intentions to close hundreds of stores.GNC (GNC) and Victoria's Secret (LB) are closing hundreds more. "Apparel retail and department stores look set to feature prominently in total store...
    Macy’s said on Tuesday its 450 reopened stores were performing better than expected, giving some respite for the department store chain that reported nearly $1 billion in quarterly operating losses due to COVID-19 lockdowns. The company’s shares rose 12 percent in premarket trading, a day after Macy’s said it had raised $4.5 billion to navigate through the fallout from the pandemic. Macy’s, like most other non-essential retailers in the United States, was forced to shut nearly all its 800 stores in March to contain the spread of the coronavirus. While a full economic recovery is expected to be years away, retailers like American Eagle Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch and Macy’s have indicated a recovery in sales, with a surge in online orders. Macy’s Chief Executive Jeff Gennette said the company is now working to get the right merchandise in place for the crucial holiday season. Macy’s said its preliminary sales...
    New York (CNN Business)The US economy is reopening and the labor market is bouncing back after dramatic losses during the height of the Covid-19 lockdown. But a major risk lies ahead.The lion's share of economists participating in the June National Associate of Business Economics Outlook Survey — 87% — believe a second wave of infections could imperil a rebound and become the biggest danger to America's economy this year.The pandemic has claimed more than 100,000 lives in the United States and forced the country to go into lockdown in March. Businesses shuttered and laid off millions of people, leading to the steepest job losses on record — 20.7 million — in April.The labor market bounced back strongly in May, adding 2.5 million new jobs as states begin to reopen. But the staggered restart of the economy could lead to renewed spreading of the highly contagious virus. This could, in turn,...
    Former President George W. Bush and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, are reportedly not expected to support the reelection of President Trump -- two high profile GOP figures who are believed to be avoiding backing the Republican president in November. The New York Times, citing “people familiar with their thinking”, reported that Bush won’t support Trump’s reelection, and former Trump 2016 rival Jeb Bush isn’t sure how he will vote. Meanwhile, Romney will not vote for Trump, and is considering once again writing in his wife, Ann, or casting another ballot, the Times reported. GEORGE BUSH SPEAKS OUT ON GEORGE FLOYD, RACISM Trump has been a vocal critic of both Bush and Romney for years and has regularly feuded with Romney. Trump criticized Bush earlier this year for being "nowhere to be found" during his impeachment trial, although he had himself backed calls for Bush’s impeachment. Meanwhile, Romney was the only Republican...
    The two Buffalo cops seen on video shoving an elderly protester to the ground are expected to face charges in the incident, according to a new report.  The officers are anticipated in court Saturday, according to sources cited by a local NBC affiliate. Their colleagues from the department’s Emergency Response Team are expected to escort them inside the courthouse in a show of support. The entire 57-member unit resigned earlier this week in solidarity with two officers who were suspended amid intense backlash over a video showing them push protester Martin Gugino, 75, who fell backward and appeared to cracked his head and bled heavily onto the pavement.  Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown had earlier said it was “very important for officers to know they’re getting due process,” while claiming Gugino was an “agitator” contributing to violence and looting in the area. Gugino has been described by friends as a longtime...
    College football camps are expected to be underway at some point in July. According to Pete Thamel, the NCAA Football Oversight committee is gunning for camps to start in July. There would be two weeks of 20-hour camps and then four weeks of traditional camps. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) If this timeline is followed, then it would seem like the season is on schedule to happen as planned. Sources: NCAA Football Oversight committee met today. They are shaping what the return of football could look like to formally recommend to Division I Council next week. Ideas discussed: Coaches having access to players for 8 hours a week starting mid-July. 1/2 — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) June 4, 2020 That would lead to 6 weeks of camp, which has been assumed will be the recommendation. The two “extra” weeks of camp project as 20-hour weeks....
    (CNN)Cristobal weakened to a tropical depression Thursday while it slowly drifts east southeast and brings flooding rains over Mexico. It is expected to turn toward the north, moving back over the Gulf of Mexico, strengthening and moving toward the US Gulf Coast by the weekend.Thursday morning, the former tropical storm, with sustained 35 mph winds and gusts to 45 mph, was moving at 3 mph, almost the pace most people walk. This slow movement is allowing Cristobal to unleash dcopious amounts of rain across Central America. Some areas could see rainfall amounts measured in feet, leading to life-threatening flooding and mudslides. Storm rainfall totals with this system could leave isolated amounts of almost 3 feet of rain -- 35 inches -- in some areas across Guatemala and El Salvador. In Mexico, isolated storm total rainfall amounts of 2 feet of rain have and will fall in the Mexican states of...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents are being warned to ready for Tropical Storm Cristobal, which is on track for a direct hit to the state by the weekend. Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that state officials are preparing for a storm that the National Weather Service has said could dump as much as 15 inches of rain on the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas over a 48-hour period. But the Democratic governor also cautioned that the storm’s track could shift and everyone in the state should be on alert. TOP STORIES George Soros, 89, is still on a quest to destroy America Franklin Graham thanks Trump for church visit: God and His Word are the only hope for our nation Van Jones: Forget the KKK, its the white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter we should worry about If it strikes Louisiana as expected, Cristobal...
    LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia has sent some 1,000 additional police to the border with Croatia amid an expected surge in migration toward Western Europe with the easing of lockdown measures against the new coronavirus, authorities said Tuesday. Police at the border are using surveillance drones, thermal cameras, motion detection cameras and helicopters, Slovenia’s Deputy Police Commissioner Joze Senica told a press conference near the border. Police said the military are assisting in border monitoring, along with specialized border control units and police dogs. Slovenia’s right-wing Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his Slovenian Democratic Party are staunchly anti-immigration. Also illustrating anti-migrant sentiment in the country, citizens’ groups have been patrolling the border with Croatia to help stem the influx. Migrants fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries enter Slovenia from Croatia, hoping to proceed toward neighboring Austria or Italy and from there to other prosperous European Union...
    According to sources, mounds of bricks and bottles have been found in Downtown Baltimore. Baltimore Police confirmed they are working with law enforcement partners to sweep the area. There are several demonstrations planned for Monday evening. Sources told Fox 45 officers are being briefed on the situation during roll call. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Following a weekend of mostly peaceful protests marred by pockets of violence and vandalism in the city, the Fraternal Order of Police sent out a message to officers. “You are clearly warriors, and I would lay down my life for any of you.” Click for more from Fox 45.
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