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    The Supreme Court probably is not going to nullify ObamaCare. Congress should — one piece at a time. Democrats opposed to the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court were very worried — or at least pretended to be worried — about the upcoming case challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Affordable Care Act. The case is based on a legal theory considered pretty shaky on both sides of the aisle — many conservative legal analysts who would like to see the ACA repealed believe that the Court is extremely unlikely to throw it out. Some have gone as far as to predict a 9-0 ruling against the challenge. But, in one meaningful sense, the ACA already has been nullified — the law never has been fully implemented as it was designed, and it is almost certain at this point that it never will be. Republicans opposed some...
    Tuesday, during an appearance on FNC’s “Your World,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) called on his embattled Democrat opponent Cal Cunningham to withdraw from the election given the circumstances he faces that go beyond the November 3 election. “I think it goes far beyond controversial texts,” Tillis said. “We’re talking about a confirmed affair with the wife of a wounded warrior, and now a second affair reported over the weekend. Cal Cunningham ran a campaign talking about truth and honor matters. He’s under investigation with the Army right now. He’s going to get a letter of reprimand. And depending upon the circumstances of now two affairs, he could ultimately be subject to court-martial. And I think that matters to North Carolina voters. And I believe we were trending well before these revelations.” “I honestly think that the only honorable thing Cal Cunningham could do right now is to withdraw from the...
    By KARL PUCKETT, Great Falls Tribune GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The owners of a historic hotel on Main Street in Augusta that burned down over the weekend are planning to rebuild a new hotel that they hope will become the western community’s next treasure. The new Bunkhouse Inn, if it is rebuilt, will capture the western character and history that marked its predecessor, but modern conveniences will be included, owner Matt Folkman told the Great Falls Tribune. “It’s just watching history disappear,” Folkman said of the Oct. 10 fire that reduced the iconic Bunkhouse Inn to rubble and stunned the community of 300 residents in the heart of ranching country on the east slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The heat from the flames was so intense firefighters made the decision to bulldoze the hotel before shooting flames jumped to other buildings on Main Street including next-door Latigo and Lace....
    Lucian K. Truscott IV October 17, 2020 12:01PM (UTC) Who remembers Tom Price? Gee, you might say, that name sounds familiar … he had something to do with the Trump administration, didn't he? You're right! He was one of those guys who resigned from a cabinet position because he was abusing something … let me see … think I've got it … he was the one who took all those flights on private jets, something like a million dollars worth of flights, including on military aircraft during trips to Europe and Africa with his wife. He refunded $51,887 to the federal government, which he said accounted for the cost of his seat on private charter flights he took before he resigned from Trump's cabinet. But that was just the cost of his seat. The total amount spent to fly old Tom Price around the world on private jets was...
    The City of Denver is speeding up its Elevate Denver bond program to help accelerate recovery from the COVID-19-induced economic downturn. "Now more than ever, people in our community need access to good-paying jobs, so we’re deploying the same job-creating tools used to bring us out of past recessions by accelerating the Elevate Denver Bond Program to help rebuild our local economy, get people back to work and make neighborhood improvements sooner," Mayor Michael Hancock says in a statement about the move, which echoes one made over a decade ago. On October 13, a Denver City Council committee approved a new debt issuance of about $170 million that will go toward infrastructure projects funded by the Elevate Denver bond program, authorized by a ballot initiative passed by Denver voters in 2017. The city had originally planned on issuing $77 million in bonds, then decided to go bigger, faster.Related Stories Mayor Hancock...
    During an appearance on Pod Save America Wednesday, former President Barack Obama weighed in on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, The Hill reported. Speaking with his former aides Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor, who host the show, Obama said that Trump lacks the “patience” and “focus” to change U.S. foreign policy in a major way. Still, he noted, Trump has “systematically tried to decimate our entire foreign policy infrastructure.” Obama argued that his former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, would offer different, more competent leadership. To illustrate his point, Obama pointed to reports of Trump referring to Haiti and African countries as “sh*thole” nations, saying that Biden would handle diplomacy much better and surround himself with experts. Obama acknowledged that Biden has made serious mistakes over the course of his decades-long political career. Notably, the former Delaware senator voted to authorize the use of military force in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On Lake Shore Drive, there’s a proposed widening project is moving ahead. But some are saying not so fast. The $3 billion project would update a seven-mile stretch between Grand and Hollywood avenues. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reports that not everyone thinks the city’s plans are ideal. (Credit: City of Chicago) The project is being led by IDOT and the Chicago Department of Transportation, who said the changes are needed because the age of Lake Shore Driv and right now, the public can give their thoughts on the redevelopment. One group with a strong opinion is Better Streets Chicago and the group hopes the city hears its ideas before making a final decision. Chicagoans deserve better. That’s what Kyle Lucas thinks when it comes to proposed changes along what he calls the crown jewel of Chicago. “I think a lot of that love really is encompassed in the fact...
    Melissa Miranda, DeVonn Francis, and Rawlston Williams, three chefs joining Bon Appétit's YouTube channel. Bon Appétit/YouTube Bon Appétit has announced a new talent roster featuring eight new chefs that will help rebuild its YouTube channel. Bon Appétit underwent a reckoning over how it treats and compensates employees of color over the summer, leading to eight of its video stars announcing that they would no longer appear in videos. Each new host will appear in a "recipe driven" three-episode miniseries, with plans to develop other new series that will begin airing in November. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Food publication Bon Appétit has announced eight new chefs that will help rebuild its YouTube channel, which has been quiet since the website's reckoning with race began in June, according to Variety. The new talent, which includes DeVonn Francis, Tiana "Tee" Gee, Melissa Miranda, Samantha Seneviratne, Christian "Chrissy" Tracey,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than a year after a devastating group home fire, some Twin Cities businesses are stepping up to build a better home. Last year a fire broke out on the 2700 block of Ensign Avenue in New Hope. Three people with special needs were left homeless. “We heard a loud sound in the garage and when I went there, there was a fire,” said Adventor Trye. Once a week, Trye would show up at a group home to help a special needs resident named Ken. During a June morning last year, a fire spread from the garage to the house. Adventor heroically got Ken outside safely, as flames and smoke took over. “My car was over here. Fire already got to it,” Trye said. But afterwards, all Trye could think about was that the men living there had just lost everything. “We need to cater to the...
    LAKE CHARLES, La. – Back-to-back hurricanes in a span of six weeks left parts of Louisiana blanketed Sunday with tarpaulins, mangled metal, and downed power lines — but not necessarily despair. Utility crews fanned out across the battered southwestern part of the state to restore electricity in the wake of Hurricane Delta, and residents began returning home along roads lined with debris and houses without roofs. Some were grateful that the damage was not as bad as it could have been. A 70-year-old woman in Iberia Parish died in a fire likely caused by a natural gas leak following damage from Hurricane Delta, the Louisiana Department of Health said Sunday. HURRICANE DELTA TURNS DEADLY AS RAVAGED LOUISIANA CLEANS UP AFTERMATH Louisiana officials also blamed the death of an 86-year-old man on the hurricane. The St. Martin Parish resident died in a fire that erupted after he refueled a generator in...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KGO) -- It has been three long years since Sonoma County's Tubbs Fire nightmare.It feels like yesterday to those who survived.For a crowd gathered with signs outside the Sonoma County courthouse Friday morning, it feels more like an eternity."I'm still not over it. PTSD for three years, now," said Ellen Lencher.She and others in the crowd lost homes in the fire and money, they say, to Sal and Pam Chiaramonte.RELATED: Santa Rosa contractor Chiaramonte Construction responds to complaints about rebuilds of homes destroyed in Tubbs FireThe contractors from Tulare County promised to rebuild 39 houses at Central Valley prices. They did not deliver on most of them."And even after the time the realized they would not be able to do what they promised, they continued to take money from people," said attorney Richard Freeman, who represents many of the victims in a civil suit.Friday's scheduled court appearance...
    Frederik Andersen expected to start in goal for Maple Leafs Your Wound-Up Kid Needs a Popsicle in the Shower Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/6 SLIDES © Casper1774Studio / iStock Did your retirement savings go away? Life happens. A natural disaster, an emergency surgery, a roof leak — all sorts of sudden, unexpected situations could leave you scrambling for funds and needing to dig into your retirement fund. If you’ve lost your life savings or discovered you aren’t on track to have the money you’ll need for the retirement you desire, then we’ve created this post for you! As a bonus tip, it might help to visualize what you want your retirement years to be like. Do you imagine traveling the world? Relocating to a place...
    BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (KGO) -- This summer would've been their 63rd year at Camp Krem, a beloved camp in Boulder Creek for adults and children with developmental disabilities.Instead, their only plans this year is to rebuild after the CZU Lightning Complex fire burned their 87-acre camp to the ground.Two weeks ago, Camp Krem's owners and staff finally got a chance to visit the ruins.RELATED: More residents allowed to return home as crews get better handle on CZU Lightning Complex fires"To actually come up here and smell it and see it and see the enormity of it all was really overwhelming," said Layla Sharief, Camp Krem's administrative director.The camp hosted at least a thousand campers and counselors from all over the world, every year.VIDEO: Eerie orange haze, ash blankets Santa Cruz neighborhood near CZU Complex FireEMBED More News Videos Video from Santa Cruz shows a neighborhood shrouded in an eerie orange...
    A family of 7 lost their home in Washingtons wildfires. Then they all got Covid-19 Houston Chef Chris Shepherds Southern Smoke Has Raised $3,361,772 for Restaurant Workers in Need Right Now Cycling: Jakobsen to undergo surgeries to rebuild jaw (Reuters) - Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen has said he will undergo reconstructive surgery next week to fix his jaw two months after a horrific crash at the Tour of Poland. © Reuters/AGENCJA GAZETA FILE PHOTO: A rescue helicopter is seen on the site where Dutch cyclists Fabio Jakobsen and Dylan Groenewegen crashed in Katowice The Deceuninck-Quick Step team member was put in a medically induced coma after a collision with compatriot Dylan Groenewegen as they sprinted to the finish on the first stage of the race. The 24-year-old, who was pitched into barriers and crashed into a race official, was operated on for five hours after the accident. "First of...
    DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — A return to the Bundesliga relegation fight was never part of the plan for Loris Karius. More than two years after making some bad mistakes for Liverpool in the Champions League final, the German goalkeeper has returned to his homeland for the latest move in trying to rebuild his once-promising career. Union Berlin may be far from the peak of European soccer, but it could offer the ideal place for Karius right now. The first step could come Friday when Union plays Mainz, Karius’ old club. “I’m looking forward to my new opportunity in Berlin and I’m happy to be playing in the Bundesliga again,” Karius said Monday after his season-long loan from Liverpool was confirmed. “Union is a special club, one that has earned a great deal of respect, not just by promotion to the Bundesliga. I would like to play my part in this...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Playoff games and the World Series will be played this October in the new Texas Rangers ballpark. The home team is far from being part of the postseason festivities. In this most unusual of seasons, delayed and abbreviated by the pandemic and now with most of the MLB playoffs at neutral sites, the Rangers got to play only 30 home games, and without fans, in the debut season of the $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof that was constructed over 2 1/2 years. They are now early in the process of another major rebuilding project. This one will be much more cost conscious and has no certain timeline. On the final day of a 22-38 season, the Rangers had three 22-year-old rookies in the starting lineup — center fielder Leody Taveras, shortstop Anderson Tejeda and catcher Sam Huff. Shin-Soo Choo, in a farewell appearance at...
    (CNN)When electrician John Kinney walked into Gloria Scott's home, in Woburn, Massachusetts, he quickly realized it was not going to be a quick job. Scott had called because sparks were shooting out of one of her light fixtures. Once Kinney got the lights on, he realized it was just one of many issues plaguing Scott's home. "There was extensive plumbing damage, there was holes in the ceiling, racoons were getting in," he said. She also didn't have proper running water in the house. Her kitchen sink was broken and would spew boiling water, so Scott would shut off the home's water supply turning it on only every couple of days to flush toilets. Scott, 72 and living alone, told Kinney she couldn't afford the repairs. "It was definitely a hazard. It was a rough condition she was living in and I noticed immediately."Read MoreAfter leaving Scott's house, Kinney couldn't stop...
    By Zeina Karam | Associated Press BEIRUT — Facing an economic meltdown and other crises, Lebanon’s president on Wednesday asked for the world’s help to rebuild the capital’s main port and neighborhoods that were blown away in last month’s catastrophic explosion. President Michel Aoun made the plea in a prerecorded speech to the U.N. General Assembly’s virtual summit, telling world leaders that Lebanon’s many challenges are posing an unprecedented threat to its very existence. Most urgently, the country needs the international community’s support to rebuild its economy and its destroyed port. Aoun suggested breaking up the damaged parts of the city into separate areas and so that countries that wish to help can each commit to rebuilding one. “Beirut today is trying to rise from its rubble, and it is with the solidarity of all the Lebanese and your support that it will heal its wounds and...
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday the state is expanding the eligibility criteria for its $70 million economic recovery fund, allowing more small businesses to apply for relief. Businesses that received funding through the federal CARES Act as well as supply chain partners of businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic — such as suppliers for restaurants, personal care businesses and entertainment venues — are now eligible to receive grants worth up to $10,000 from the Rebuild VA fund, first launched in August. Small hotels, bed and breakfasts and film companies supporting production in the state are also now eligible. “When we initially launched Rebuild VA, we focused on reaching the small businesses and nonprofit organizations most in need,” Northam said in a statement. “I am deeply grateful for the work of our state agencies to swiftly adjust the parameters of this program so we can assist more Virginia businesses as...
    A new type of bandage has been developed that can rebuild broken bones by transplanting bone-forming proteins and stem cells directly onto fractures.  The biomaterial, which can be stuck to a fracture 'like a plaster' to accelerate healing, has been tested successfully on mice's skulls.   After rebuilding bits of broken bone, the biodegradable bandage – which is two to three times the thickness of human hair – is absorbed by the body without any adverse side effects.   It is hoped that, following clinical trials, the 'bone bandage' could change how broken bones are treated in hospitals and reduce infections from serious open fracture injuries.  Researchers have successfully tested the biomaterial on mice in the lab. Bone defects are on the calvaria, the top part of the skull. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next First beating mini human HEART is grown in a lab and will... Stem-cell breakthrough...
    WEST LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Work to rebuild two Interstate 89 bridges over the Connecticut River is underway but drivers will not encounter major changes for at least a year, New Hampshire transportation officials said. Site work on the $43.8 million project started this past week. The first task is to build a new pier and deck that will serve as temporary travel lanes, the Valley News reported. “It is a five-year project and we will spend the first year and a half coming up out of the river because we need to construct new piers between the two existing ones,” said Jeffrey Potter, an engineer with the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, on Wednesday. After the new travel lanes are complete, southbound vehicles will be diverted onto them so that workers can remove the bridge's deck and superstructure. The highway will then be widened so that traffic can move...
    WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration announced Friday that it would release nearly $13 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help the island rebuild its electrical grid and repair schools from the devastation of Hurricane Maria three years earlier amid criticism that the assistance was overdue and being released now only for political purposes.The grant comes as President Donald Trump, who has balked at providing assistance to the island territory, and former Vice President Joe Biden court voters in Florida, home to a large population of people from Puerto Rico - including many who fled Hurricane Maria. Florida is a critical swing state in the Nov. 3 election.Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez thanked Trump and the government for the grant, among the largest ever awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster relief. "Working as a team yields results," she said in one of a series of tweets about...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Target store on Lake Street, which was looted and destroyed following George Floyd’s death, is almost ready to serve the south Minneapolis community again. Target has spent the last few months partnering with community members to rebuild the store and bring essential services and supplies back to the area, which saw extensive damage amid the social unrest. RELATED: Target Aims To Increase Black Workforce By 20% Noor Companies, a local, Somali-and-woman-owned contractor and developer, is leading the rebuilding effort at the Lake Street location. Target says the store should reopen by mid-November. After listening to community feedback, Target says the location will have an additional entry near the light rail and more artwork and landscaping to create a more inviting atmosphere. “Our longer-term commitment is to create a space where the Lake Street community sees itself reflected—from the artwork on the walls...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Unrest in Kenosha following the shooting of Jacob Blake three weeks ago left businesses in Kenosha burned out, and Monday the city laid out a plan to heal and rebuild. The plan includes conversations and requests for money. “We’re going to try to take care of people who need help,” said Mayor John Antaramian. That will require two approaches, he said. First, the Antamarian is planning a series of what he calls listening sessions to help the city heal after the police shooting of Jacob Blake and the days of unrest that followed. The mayor is seeking public conversations on racism, inequality and police brutality. “I think I’ll know I’m having an impact when I walk the streets and I talk to people and people say, ‘We’re doing fine. We’re getting there. We’re  moving forward, and people have opportunity.'” The mayor was joined by other community leaders including...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (WLS) -- After the police shooting of Jacob Blake and widespread damage from unrest linked to protests, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian announced efforts to rebuild the city both physically and socially.Residents, especially those whose businesses were damaged during the unrest, want to see the physical work of rebuilding begin sooner than later."There's a lot of talk," said Ray Langston, owner of 2U4U Beauty Supply in the Uptown neighborhood. "There's a lot of meetings and right now we're at the point where things need to start happening."2U4U was hit hard during the peak of Kenosha's civil unrest."Our business was on fire, so we lost everything," Langston said.In the mayor's new roadmap forward, the city will form committees to examine the issue of racism, as well as listening sessions in wake of the Jacob Blake shooting.Mayor Antaramian said he reached out to clergy after George Floyd's death for guidance on...
    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Joe Biden used suburban Detroit as a backdrop Wednesday to make a direct appeal to blue-collar workers who might have voted Republican four years ago but now regret it — attempting to rebuild the Democratic “blue wall” that crumbled four years ago and helped catapult, Donald Trump, to the White House. The former vice president’s first pandemic-era campaign trips beyond his home in Delaware have been to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan, an indication of how closely Biden’s electoral prospects are tied to winning back those formerly reliably Democratic states. Biden was in Warren, an area whose economy is heavily dependent on the auto industry, and pledged to rewrite tax codes to reward U.S. companies that invest in domestic manufacturing while imposing penalties on those that send jobs to other countries. He noted that a local General Motors transmission plant closed last year despite Trump’s pledges to...
    By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump tore down Democrats’ “blue wall,” winning the White House with surprise victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This year, Joe Biden is trying to rebuild. The Democratic presidential nominee's first pandemic-era campaign trips beyond his home in Delaware are taking him to all three states, an indication of how closely Biden's electoral prospects are tied to his ability to flip those political battlegrounds. Last week, Biden traveled to Wisconsin and was followed quickly by running mate Kamala Harris, who held her own events there on Labor Day. On Wednesday, Biden heads to Michigan to tout a plan for boosting U.S. manufacturing. He also has two stops scheduled this week in Pennsylvania. Though the Biden campaign often emphasizes that it sees multiple ways to secure the 270 Electoral College votes they need to win in...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump tore down Democrats’ “blue wall,” winning the White House with surprise victories in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. This year, Joe Biden is trying to rebuild. The Democratic presidential nominee’s first pandemic-era campaign trips beyond his home in Delaware are taking him to all three states, an indication of how closely Biden’s electoral prospects are tied to his ability to flip those political battlegrounds. Last week, Biden traveled to Wisconsin and was followed quickly by running mate Kamala Harris, who held her own events there on Labor Day. On Wednesday, Biden heads to Michigan to tout a plan for boosting U.S. manufacturing. He also has two stops scheduled this week in Pennsylvania. Though the Biden campaign often emphasizes that it sees multiple ways to secure the 270 Electoral College votes they need to win in November, the quickest path runs through...
    Beyonce dotes on her twins Rumi and Sir following yacht trip Raging wildfires destroy Washington town, roar through California, Oregon Everton add Doucoure to midfield rebuild Everton completed their midfield rebuild with the signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford for a reported £20 million ($26 million) on Tuesday. © ANDY RAIN Moving to Merseyside: Abdoulaye Doucoure (top) joined Everton from Watford on Tuesday The 27-year-old has agreed a three-year deal, with the Toffees having the option of a fourth season. Doucoure becomes the third midfielder to sign for Carlo Ancleotti's men in the past week after the arrivals of James Rodriguez from Real Madrid and Brazil's Allan from Napoli. "I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy," said Doucoure. "I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me...
    The owner of a Minneapolis salon set on fire during riots over George Floyd's death in May, said recently that rather than helping her rebuild her business, state and local officials opted to tear down the building and stick her with the bill. "I haven't gotten anything, not a penny," Flora Westbrooks, the owner of Flora's Hair Designs, told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday after host Peter Doocy asked her how much aid she had received from the government. Instead, the city of Minneapolis tore down the building and charged Westbrooks for it — at a whopping cost of $200,000. "[The] bill is going to be over $200,000 just for tearing things down and putting up a fence there, so it's going to be lots of money that I can't afford that I don't have," she said. In a statement provided to Fox News regarding the project, city media...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Power crews were working to restore electricity across storm-devastated Louisiana, road crews were clearing debris and thousands of tarps were being distributed to patch over wrecked roofs. But Gov. John Bel Edwards cautioned his state’s residents Wednesday to be realistic about “the long road ahead of us” to recover from Hurricane Laura. “There’s been an awful lot of progress made in terms of the resources being brought to bear,” the governor said at a news conference. But he added: “There’s still a very, very long way to go, however.” More than 230,000 utility customers in Louisiana, about 11% of customers, remained without power Wednesday, six days after Laura ravaged the state, according to the Louisiana Public Service Commission. That included nearly every customer in Cameron, Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes. In addition to power outages, the state Health Department said more than 175,000 people...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS) — In his visit to Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday, President Donald Trump saw firsthand some of the businesses that were burned out there during civil unrest last week, following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported, the president announced financial support for Kenosha and Wisconsin on his visit, including $4 million to help rebuild businesses like B&L Office Furniture – which was among those destroyed by fire. The owner of B&L Office Furniture, Scott Carpenter, spent the day with the president. “Today was very fast paced just like this past week has been,” Carpenter said. One week ago Tuesday, fire trucks raced into Carpenter’s parking lot. This present Tuesday, it was the White House that rushed in. “We are going to work with you. We are going to help you – help you rebuild,” Carpenter said. The president stood in the...
    President Trump announced that he will provide $4 million to businesses devastated by unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as well as $1 million to local law enforcement agencies and more than $42 million for public safety across the state. The money, he said, would help support victims and secure prosecutions. He made the announcement during a roundtable meeting with police officials, community leaders, and elected representatives. Earlier, he visited the site of a century-old furniture store that had been destroyed in protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The president said he was committed to helping Kenosha rebuild. “I'm also providing nearly $4 million to support the small businesses that I talked about today that got burned up, burned down,” he said. “And we're going to be providing over $42 million to support public safety statewide, including direct support for law enforcement and funding for additional prosecutors to punish...
      DONALD Trump has vowed to rebuild Kenosha as he toured the dismantled city after the police shooting of Jacob Blake prompted unrest. The president went to see the riot-induced "destruction" in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon. 7The president went to see the riot-induced 'destruction' in Kenosha, WisconsinCredit: AP:Associated Press 7President Trump spoke to business owners in Kenosha, Wisconsin on TuesdayCredit: Reuters He slammed Democratic leaders for allowing the destruction to take place and spoke with store-owners. Trump said: “They just don’t want us to come in and then destruction is done. “These governors don’t want to call and the mayors don’t want to call. They have to ask.” As the president was driven to the run-down area and a heavy police presence was seen, along with American-flag toting supporters and protesters holding Black Lives Matter signs. Trump was greeted by six business owners at the press conference. 7Trump is...
    Aerial footage of Kenosha, Wisconsin, shows the damage rioters caused the city, and officials said there has been nearly $2 million in damages to government property. Rioters took to the streets of Kenosha following the police shooting of Jacob Blake on Aug. 23. The Daily Mail published a video on Tuesday showing burned buildings and destroyed businesses left in the protesters’ wake. City officials explained this week that rioters caused nearly $2 million in damages to government property. “Right now ... between lost equipment, lost streetlights, lost traffic signals, and miscellaneous sign damage, we’re estimating a cost of approximately $1.9 million,” said Kenosha Public Works Director Shelly Billingsley. Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said this weekend that he asked Gov. Tony Evers for $30 million "to help the city of Kenosha rebuild and heal after the week of violence and damage experienced particularly in the downtown, uptown, and...
    President Trump on Tuesday got an up-close look at the damage caused by recent riots and looting in Kenosha, Wis. -- touring property damaged by the violence and promising to help devastated businesses rebuild. “We’re going to get it fixed up, we’re going to help people rebuild their businesses in Kenosha...we’re getting it straightened out,” he told reporters before visiting the city. TRUMP TO VISIT RIOT-HIT KENOSHA, AFTER PROMISING 'NO TOLERANCE' FOR VIOLENCE  He toured the area, including a burnt out building still smelling of smoke, alongside officials including Attorney General William Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wold. He spoke with members of law enforcement as he visited the site. His visit was also met by protesters, with a large group raising their middle fingers at the president as the motorcade passed. President Donald Trump talks to business owners Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, as he tours an area damaged...
    Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian is asking for $30 million in state funding to help rebuild the Wisconsin city that's been torn apart by violence over the police shooting death of Jacob Blake. Antaramian said Monday he asked Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for the cash to rebuild businesses that have been on the destructive end of nighttime rioters. "We are looking for $30 million to help us rebuild, to help us with the Uptown," he said during a hastily called press conference, in which the city purposefully sought to avoid national and international media outlets that have set up shop near the city's civic center to report on the violence. "This is to help with all the people that have been negatively impacted, that we end up getting them the help that they need to get back on their feet, and to enable us to do the things we need to...
    As thousands of evacuees return to the places where their homes once stood, fire-torn communities are bracing for the next nightmare: Rebuilding. With huge fires still smoldering across more than 800,000 acres of Northern California, officials don’t yet have a final tally of how many homes have been lost or a timeline for taking the first steps toward rebuilding — starting with the complicated process of clearing toxic debris, ash and waste from burned-out lots. But judging by the Tubbs and Camp fires that tore through Northern California in 2017 and 2019, replacing homes is a process that’s likely to take years. “Once we can get in and get a full idea of the scope of the damage, we’ll have a better idea of what the debris looks like,” Brian Ferguson, a spokesperson for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, told this news organization. “It’s too early to say...
    VACAVILLE, Calif. (KGO) -- It's been a week since the LNU Lightning Complex fires destroyed the beloved animal sanctuary and petting zoo, the Lucky Ones Ranch in Vacaville.RELATED: Woman shares story of how she rescued farm animals in Vacaville during LNU Lightning Complex FireIt was also home to 911 dispatcher Thao Le and her police officer husband Vince Ones.Ones was away at work when Le called him at 3 a.m. last Wednesday to say the flames were getting way too close."I just went into my dispatcher voice and I said 'You need to come home now, Code 3! Code 3! Code 3!'"EXCLUSIVE: Dry wildfire conditions pose risk to CA's native tule elk found in Point ReyesEMBED More News Videos The same dry conditions that are driving wildfires across Northern California are putting a special California species, the Tule Elk, at risk. With the help of Solano CART, Community Animal Response...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS) — A man risked his own life to save a friend’s business during the violent clashes in Kenosha, and was beaten by looters. CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey was there Thursday when that man was reunited with the owners whose store he tried to save. A 100-year-old building that was destroyed by fire during the unrest in Kenosha this week housed a family-run mattress store. But for Robert Cobb, it was much more than that. “It’s hard,” said Sue Moniz, owner of The Mattress Shop. “God, this is hard.” Moniz surveyed the damage up close for the first time on Thursday. Every inch of Moniz and Keith McCarty’s mattress store was destroyed. But they’ve had something else on their minds – well, someone else. “He’s teeny, but he loves fiercely and he’s a hero,” Moniz said. Armed with nothing but a fire extinguisher, Cobb, 70, tried to...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — In any other year, the New York Giants would be entering September wondering whether Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley and a rebuilt defense would revive the struggling franchise under new coach Joe Judge. This is 2020, and the coronavirus pandemic has changed most everything. There has been little team offseason training, no minicamps nor preseason games. Virtual learning and out-of-the-box thinking are in. And that’s just the way the detail-oriented 38-year-old Judge is handling his first season. It’s just another challenge for the former New England Patriots special teams coordinator, not an excuse. “I think you always have to rely on your base and your philosophy,” said Judge, one of five new NFL head coaches this season. “Really, our practice tape is what we have to go on, based on how we compete on a daily basis and the progress we see. The biggest thing we...
    STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of theater and business professionals is hoping to rebuild a renown Shakespearean theater in Connecticut that burned to the ground last year. The team is looking into the redevelopment of the 12-acre property in Stratford that was home to the American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage was graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones, Hearst Connecticut Media reported Sunday. The theater, built in 1955, was modeled after London’s Globe Theatre, which famously burned in 1613. Playwright Lawrence Langner came up with the idea for the theater in 1950 as a way to capitalize on the region’s connection to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Three teenagers were charged with arson in connection with the Stratford theater fire and several other blazes. The redevelopment group envisions a new re-creation of the Globe Theatre, as well as a modern performing arts center...
    STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) — A group of theater and business professionals is hoping to rebuild a renown Shakespearean theater in Connecticut that burned to the ground last year. The team is looking into the redevelopment of the 12-acre property in Stratford that was home to the American Shakespeare Theatre, whose stage was graced by the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Christopher Plummer and James Earl Jones, Hearst Connecticut Media reported Sunday. The theater, built in 1955, was modeled after London’s Globe Theatre, which famously burned in 1613. Playwright Lawrence Langner came up with the idea for the theater in 1950 as a way to capitalize on the region’s connection to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Three teenagers were charged with arson in connection with the Stratford theater fire and several other blazes. The redevelopment group envisions a new re-creation of the Globe Theatre, as well as a modern performing arts center...
    The Trump administration’s tax break for underprivileged neighborhoods has attracted an estimated $75 billion dollars in private investment, potentially lifting 1 million people out of poverty, according to a White House study. Opportunity zones were created in the tax overhaul of 2017, offering capital gains advantages to investors as a way to encourage new businesses, housing, and jobs. President Trump has hailed their success. But critics say the biggest beneficiaries are billionaire financiers and warn that a small number of the most attractive zones are attracting the bulk of the money. A study by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, obtained by the Washington Examiner and due to be published on Monday, estimates that $75 billion has been raised by funds set up to invest in the zones — money that would likely have been directed elsewhere without the breaks. “The CEA estimates that opportunity zone designation alone has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The heart of Lake Street, the “International Avenue” of Minneapolis, is starting to beat again. The sizzle has returned to the kitchen at Abi’s Café, where people can get a taste of El Salvador. “I get to share a little bit of home, a little bit of my family and where I come from,” said owner Cesia Baires. The sounds of the world can be heard again at Amla International Translation, where more than 100 languages are interpreted for the legal, tourism, and education sectors. “It feels wonderful,” founder Paul Amla said about sitting in his office after being closed for months. Both businesses were just two of the hundreds that were damaged, pillaged, or burned along Lake Street in the days following George Floyd’s death in late May. “It was chaos out there. I didn’t know what was happening,” Baires said. From her restaurant she witnessed...
    President Donald Trump visited Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday to address the devastating derecho storm affecting over half of the state. “Iowans have always been resilient and strong and tough and great people,” Trump said. “From the depths of this grave hardship, we will rebuild until we are stronger than we were before.” The 80-120 miles an hour winds blew through the state of Iowa last week, which flattened an estimated 13 million acres of crops, downed trees, damaged or destroyed farm buildings and homes, and cut power to over 100,000 homes. The president met with Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa and Gov. Kim Reynolds, as well as mayors of some of the towns devastated by the communities. Sen. Grassley said that 43 percent of that state’s corn and soybean crops were either damaged and destroyed. “I have never seen mile after mile just flat on the ground,”...
    After failing to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, rumors have once again started to swirl around All-Star shooting guard Bradley Beal and his future with the Washington Wizards. No matter how many times they insist that they have no plan of trading their best player, most people are still expecting Beal to be one of the highly coveted superstars on the trade market this fall. Recently, writers of SB Nation’s Bullets Forever have a discussion on whether the Wizards should undergo a full-scale rebuild or not in the 2020 offseason. If they finally consider taking a different route, Osman Baig of SB Nation’s Bullets Forever suggested that the Wizards are better off sending Beal to a team who are in dire need of additional star power like the Brooklyn Nets where they could potentially receive a trade package that includes Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, and multiple future...
    NEAR NORTH SIDE — A family is raising money online to try to rebuild after their salon was damaged by people looting last week. China McNeil opened ChiHair Imports about five years ago but has been in the hair business for more than 20 years. The salon, 674 N. Dearborn St., sells hair extensions and wigs. The shop was among those targeted last week by people looting in the Loop and surrounding areas. The unrest began after police shot a 20-year-old man in Englewood, though those arrested for the thefts did not mention a connection to the shooting in court, the Tribune reported. The fundraiser for ChiHair Imports was started by the owner’s daughter, who wrote on GoFundMe her mother had “lost everything she has worked for in one day.” The campaign has raised more than $6,000 so far, but the family-owned salon is trying to get at least...
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared that his government will not accept outside assistance as the country faces steep recovery efforts, state media reported Friday. The declaration follows the move to lift a coronavirus lockdown on the border town of Kaesong, with Kim saying that the three weeks of isolation had stabilized the pandemic situation, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. However, Kim refuses to accept any outside aid in combating either the pandemic or rebuilding parts of the country damaged by weeks of torrential rains. CORONAVIRUS TRACING APPS LAUNCHING IN 3 MORE STATES The state-run KCNA reported that around 97,000 acres of crops were ruined nationwide, with around 16,600 homes and 630 public buildings destroyed or flooded. Kim expressed sympathy for people who have been relocated to temporary facilities after losing their homes in the flood. People disinfect their hands and have their temperatures...
    CHICAGO -- After seeing the devastation that hit Beirut in early August, Dani Abboud knew they needed to do something to help their country rebuild."I still have family there and thinking about them having to deal with this while I was in the comfort of my apartment in Chicago was a really hard pill to swallow," Abboud said. "I just wanted to do something to feel helpful."Abboud is Lebanese American. They planned to visit Beirut this year, but because of COVID-19, that didn't happen."For so many people in America and around the world, the only image they ever see of the Middle East is destruction or a war zone or a bombing, and it's just not like that," Abboud said.Since October of 2019, Lebanon has been in a state of political unrest. Abboud wanted to help out in someway earlier, but couldn't really figure out how.Once the country's capital, Beirut,...
    Cash-strapped Minneapolis, Minnesota, is reportedly demanding that riot-wrecked businesses, including those that were burned to the ground in the protests following George Floyd’s death while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, pay their property taxes before being allowed to rebuild. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Minneapolis city government is not issuing permits to remove ashes and debris leftover from arson attacks until business owners pay their 2020 taxes in full. “In Minneapolis, on a desolate lot where Don Blyly’s bookstore stood before being destroyed in the May riots, two men finish their cigarettes and then walk through a dangerous landscape filled with slippery debris and sharp objects,” the Star-Tribune said Wednesday. “The city won’t let Blyly haul away his wreckage without a permit, and he can’t get a contractor to tell him how much it will cost to rebuild the store until that happens.” Dozens of homes and...
    By Ghaida Ghantous and Michael Georgy BEIRUT (Reuters) - Sitting amid the debris, Lebanese on Wednesday expressed their frustration at the state for abandoning them in their desperate efforts to rebuild after last week's catastrophic Beirut port explosion compounded a dire financial crisis. Lebanon has been plunged into further political uncertainty after the government resigned this week over the Aug. 4 blast that killed at least 171 people, injured some 6,000 and wrecked homes and businesses in large parts of the capital. International humanitarian aid has poured into the Mediterranean city of some 2 million people and Germany's foreign minister arrived in Beirut on Wednesday in the latest visit by a foreign dignitary. But residents said they needed practical help now. "Who knows what will happen. How will we get back to business," said Antoinne Matta, 74, whose safe and lock store was heavily damaged by the blast. Five employees...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City If Rangers fans thought they were nervous on Monday night, team president John Davidson couldn’t even watch. “I’m always optimistic, that’s my nature, but I couldn’t look at the TV,” he said. “I had my eyes closed, my hand over my head and my wife was sitting beside me and she started screaming.” That was the moment when he — along with the rest of the hockey world — found out that the Rangers won Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 selection process. “I looked up and I couldn’t believe it,” he said. The Rangers were one of eight newly-eliminated teams that were bounced from the NHL’s Stanley Cup Qualifiers after being swept in three games by the Carolina Hurricanes. It...
    A Minneapolis man, whose business was burned down during riots in the city sparked by the death of George Floyd, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Monday that city officials said they would help business owners rebuild, but have not delivered on that promise. Ibrahim Demaag, who immigrated from Ethiopia 30 years ago to pursue the American dream, said during an interview on the “Ingraham Angle” that the city sent him a $3,700 bill to pay for a fence surrounding his business, which was burned down by rioters. “They said they don’t have any resources,” Demaag said. “So the city that you are paying taxes, the city that you’re supporting, the big community that you’re building, sends you a bill? And you are getting punished again on it?” “Enough is enough, guys,” he continued. “Let’s rebuild this community and stand by us.” Standing next to the rubble left after his business was burned down by vigilante protesters weeks ago, Demaag,...
    Alexis Lafreniere (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) The New York Rangers won the strangest draft lottery in NHL history, what does getting the top pick mean for their rebuild? After a bizarre set of circumstances and an exceptionally long wait, the New York Rangers are getting the first overall pick and the potential to become a powerhouse in the NHL for years to come. After being swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the qualifying round of the NHL’s expanded 24-team playoff, the Rangers were entered into Phase 2 of the NHL Draft Lottery, where they and seven other teams eliminated in the qualifying round would have a 12.5% chance at getting the first overall pick. After a weird process of having Gary Bettman make sure that the logos on each lottery ball were right, the Rangers ping pong ball was the one to rise out of the machine, meaning they...
    BEIRUT — World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money for rebuilding the capital will be made available until Lebanese authorities commit themselves to the political and economic reforms demanded by the people. Over 30 participants to the international conference offered help for a “credible and independent” investigation into the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion, another key demand of the Lebanese crowds who took to the streets Saturday and Sunday. In Beirut, two Lebanese Cabinet ministers, including a top aid to the premier, resigned amid signals that the embattled government may be unraveling in the aftermath of the devastating blast that ripped through the capital. The blast killed 160 and wounded 6,000, raising public anger to new levels. The resignation of Information Minister Manal Abdel-Samad, in which she cited failure...
    World leaders on Sunday pledged more than 250 million euros to rebuild Beirut after last week's horrific port blast in the Lebanese capital.  Fifteen government leaders, including Donald Trump took part in a conference call hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and the UN.  The donor nations also urged Lebanon to 'fully commit themselves to timely measures and reforms' in order to unlock longer-term support for the country's economic and financial recovery. And they said assistance for 'an impartial, credible and independent inquiry' into Tuesday's explosion 'is immediately needed and available, upon request of Lebanon.'  Macron was the first world leader to visit the former French colony after Tuesday's devastating explosion of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate which killed more than 150 people, wounded some 6,000 and left an estimated 300,000 homeless A joint statement issued after the meeting in which representatives of nearly 30 countries as well as...
    A demonstrator waves the Lebanese flag in front of riot police during a protest in Beirut – REUTERS Countries including Britain pledged to donate “major resources” to help rebuild Beirut after Tuesday’s blast, saying any aid will be “directly delivered to the Lebanese population” amid growing anger over government corruption. The push for aid came as Emmanuel Macron, the French president, warned that the future of the nation hung in the balance in the wake of the explosion, which demolished half of its capital city. “The August 4 explosion sounded like a thunderclap. The time for awakening and action has come,” Mr Macron said, opening the international aid summit. Political and economic reforms, he added, would allow “the international community to act effectively alongside Lebanon for reconstruction … It is the future of Lebanon that is at stake.” Britain pledged an extra £20m in aid for the stricken city...
    A WHOLE 165 days later and nothing has changed for Chelsea. Frank Lampard's side were once again far too vulnerable at the back as they lost 4-1 in the second leg of their Champions League Last 16 tie against Bayern Munich. 4Willy Caballero brought down Robert LewandoskiCredit: PA:Press Association 4Ivan Perisic beat Caballero at the near postCredit: PA:Press Association The Blues were hunting a comeback so unlikely that Tom Cruise would have been interested in this Mission Impossible. And sure enough the faintest of faint hopes were immediately extinguished thanks to a hapless Willy Caballero. The 38-year-old goalkeeper has been entrusted with the gloves after expensive flop Kepa Arrizabalaga's woeful form. But he had an opening half to forget in the Allianz Arena. Caballero brought down Robert Lewandoski and failed to stop the Pole's resulting spot-kick, despite going the right way, after just ten minutes....
    BORIS Johnson has drafted in the Royal Navy to help Beirut after a massive chemical blast razed a huge part of the city to the ground. Britain pledged an initial £5 million in humanitarian aid to the Mediterranean nation as well as crack teams of search and rescue experts and medics to the flattened Lebanese capital. 7Boris Johnson drafted in the Royal Navy to help rebuild BeirutCredit: AFP 7The mammoth explosion erupted in the portCredit: Universal News & Sport (Europe) 7HMS Enterprise is being diverted to help assess the damage in Beirut’s portCredit: AFP - Getty A nearby Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise is being diverted to help assess the damage in Beirut’s port, in a bid to help the stricken nation back on its feet as soon as possible. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: “We are going to stand by the Lebanese people in their time of need....
    ARSENAL have put Ainsley Maitland-Niles up for sale in a desperate bid to raise money - just days after he helped win them the FA Cup. Maitland-Niles has become the first high-profile casualty of the club's post-Covid-19 cost-cutting exercise, which has already seen them make 55 staff members redundant. The Gunners are looking for bids of around £30million for the versatile midfielder as they scramble around for funds to finance a rebuilding programme under boss Mikel Arteta. The decision will come as a shock to many who saw the 22-year-old academy product as an important figure in the club's future going forward. Maitland-Niles made 32 appearances for Arsenal last season, including nine following the restart of the season, so was clearly highly thought of by Arteta. The Spanish boss even decided to start the London-born player in the FA Cup Final win over Chelsea ahead of the much-rated Bukayo Saka...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Voters will not be deciding on whether or not to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department this year. The decision happened Wednesday night after members of the Charter Commission said they were concerned the decision was being rushed. However, some city leaders are trying to continue the effort to make reforms to public safety. On Thursday, community leaders suggested ways to help the city recover after the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd. The Minneapolis Forward: Community Action Now Coalition released the first recommendations of what should be a priority. The coalition identified eight areas that will be addressed, but the first round of recommendations focuses particularly on four areas: business retention, prioritizing BIPOC and minority-owned businesses, supporting entrepreneurs who invest in the community, and supporting real estate owners and tenants whose properties were damaged. There are several recommendations for each of those areas. For example, one...
    Ah, to be Jeff Bezos. Amazon’s founder, the richest man to have ever walked the earth, is now personally worth more than such marquee names as Nike and McDonald’s. Bezos’ net wealth also exceeds Starbucks, is greater than the market capitalization of 13 of the 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and eclipses “the vast majority of the Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 companies,” according to news reports. How astonishing is it that one man can amass $180 billion in net wealth and significantly add to his fortune during a pandemic? Who would have thought that Fortune 500 companies would be rounding errors in Jeff Bezos’ portfolio? Or that a hefty divorce agreement made his ex-wife a multi-, multi-, multibillionaire but did not send him clipping coupons for the grocery store? To view Bezos as just an extremely wealthy man obscures an important part of a...
    The area’s distinct architecture helped it become a World Heritage Site in 1989 The UN’s cultural organisation, Unesco, is backing a $1m (£767,000) plans to help restore the heritage of central Mali damaged by recent armed conflict. The Cliff of Bandiagara is famous for its homes carved into the rock as well as the traditional way of life. Unesco says inter-communal fighting has destroyed a number of villages in the area – also known as the Land of the Dogon – as well as artefacts. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1989. Unesco has teamed up with the Switzerland-based International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas, which is providing the money. Both buildings and cultural objects have been lost resulting in the “deterioration of cultural practices and traditions of the Dogon, Peuls, Bozo, Bambara and Sonrhai groups”, Unesco said in a statement. The Dogon...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is again asking for federal help to rebuild from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz said Monday he has requested a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that would free up low-interest loans to help property owners rebuild. “We remain committed to working with the impacted communities to restore their vitality in the wake of this damage,” Walz said in a statement. Last month Walz had asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd. Floyd died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes. The federal government denied that request. The Democratic governor is appealing that decision. Nearly 1,500 business were damaged in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area,...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Construction work that started more than two years ago to rebuild an iconic church destroyed on 9/11 resumed Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined Archbishop Elpidophoros, of the American Greek Orthodox Church, at St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine on Liberty Street. The archbishop blessed the site as a crane lowered the first skylight into the church’s dome. “To give thanks to the people of New York, who have stood by our side through a long night, to now witness the dome,” said Archbishop Elpidophoros. “We are going to build back. The way we built back from 9/11, and when we build back we are gonna build back better and stronger,” said Cuomo. The original St. Nicholas stood for more than a century on Cedar Street. Greek-American business owners raised more than $45 million to keep construction going. The goal is to open the new church on...
    PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — This year marks what would be the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Negro baseball leagues and one bit of history is being restored in New Jersey. The amphitheater seating has been overtaken by nature, but Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson is more than just an oval of concrete. Inside the walls lives baseball history. “It’s such a sad reminder of where our city has been,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh in an interview with CBS2’s Steve Overmyer. “That’s why we’re taking so many resources to take this stadium where it needs to go.” Hinchliffe Stadium – Paterson, NJ (file / credit: Friends of Hinchliffe Stadium) On Tuesday night, the city council approved a tax break for developers to rebuild the historic stadium. The mega project includes seniors housing, parking, and a restaurant. “People will be working construction jobs in this stadium,” said Sayegh. “They’ll be working...
    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The blazing heat wave is not enough to stop the passion and commitment of more than a dozen girls on Long Island determined to help someone in need. Smart and strong, they’re rebuilding a home for a humble man who has been reluctant to ask for help. Teen girls from Long Island’s five towns in the sweltering heat are volunteering to make a difference in Long Beach, Long Island. “It’s an honor because sometimes it’s hard for me to receive help, and … I’ve had that issue of maybe just learning how to accept help,” said James Hodge, a Hurricane Sandy victim, in an interview with CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan. Hodge leads the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach. In the years since Hurricane Sandy, he has selflessly focused on the recovery of the poorest in need in his community. Now it’s time, says the Orthodox...
    SCIOTO —The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reports nine deaths of children while in the custody of a public children services agency since 2017. Two of those deaths occurred under the watch of the Scioto County Children Services, leading to increased scrutiny of the agency. Mass shuffling at the top ensued, most recently placing Jason Mantell, a longtime southeastern Ohio educator, as the new executive director earlier this month. Mantell, who became the county’s fourth director in the past nine months, takes on his new job under both these deaths and the challenges of the coronavirus. The deaths of 5-year-old, Annabelle Greene this month, and infant, Dylan Groves in March 2019 prompted sadness and anger in the county. Many commented on the Portsmouth Daily Times Facebook page that the system had failed these children. “I understand the frustration, I’m working every day to make sure this doesn’t happen...
    CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-11) CAMP SITE: Charlotte, North Carolina LAST YEAR: Panthers floundered following 5-3 start, costing head coach Ron Rivera his job. Carolina lost QB Cam Newton two games into 2019 season with foot issues. Backup Kyle Allen rallied Panthers for five wins in next six games before turnovers caught up with him. Carolina’s defense allowed league’s second-most points (29.4) and NFL-high 32 touchdowns rushing. Panthers lost their final eight games. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: Coach Matt Rhule, QB Teddy Bridgewater, WRs Robby Anderson, Seth Roberts and Pharoh Cooper, LT Russell Okung, G John Miller, DE Stephen Weatherly, DTs Derrick Brown and Zach Kerr, LB Tahir Whitehead, CB Eli Apple, DB Juston Burris. IMPORTANT LOSSES: QB Cam Newton, QB Kyle Allen, TE Greg Olsen, G Trai Turner, DE Mario Addison, DTs Gerald McCoy, Dontari Poe and Vernon Butler, LBs Luke Kuechly and Bruce Irvin, CBs James Bradberry and Russ Cockrell, S...
    Minnesota lawmakers in the House are on their way to passing a bill to help small businesses rebuild after the recent civil unrest, but it may hit a wall in the Republican-controlled Senate. At a Friday hearing, the House’s Democratic-controlled Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division passed a measure to establish a loan and grant program to help rebuild small businesses damaged or destroyed in the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd on May 25. The bill specifically designates some dollars to go to neighborhoods in the Twin Cities that saw the most damage. Democrats at Friday’s hearing said the assistance is crucial for the survival of small businesses, particularly those in minority neighborhoods, such as on St. Paul’s University Avenue and Minneapolis’ Lake Street. Without help, those businesses — and later on, residents of those neighborhoods — could be pushed out through the process of gentrification, they...
    BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — As local businesses struggle to come back from the pandemic shutdown, there’s one unique initiative to jump-start foot traffic to downtown areas. It’s all about supporting the arts. As Long Island downtowns return to a new normal, there are signs of progress, but still left behind, the performing arts, on pause indefinitely. “We do not know yet when we can reopen. We’re still waiting on the guidelines from the state,” said an employee at the Argyle Theatre in Babylon. But now there’s a push to jump-start at least some of the arts, to lift spirits and struggling businesses. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home Ask Dr. Max Your Health Questions How Make Your Own DIY Face Mask How To Safely Remove Disposable Gloves Tips For Parents To Help Kids Cope Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Lake Street Council announced Wednesday $2.8 million in grants will go to 175 Lake Street businesses which were damaged in the days following George Floyd’s death. Of the business which received grants, 86% are owned by Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) or immigrants. 81% have fewer than 10 employees. Businesses or non-profits could apply for up to $25,000 in grants to rebuild or replace damaged inventory. “The Lake Street Council’s first round of funding helps to provide a valuable lifeline for BIPOC and Immigrant-owned businesses at an extremely fragile time,” said Nasibu Sareva, a member of the Lake Street Recovery Fund Committee. Over 70,000 people, corporations, and foundations donated for the recovery of Lake Street, according to Allison Sharkey, Lake Street Council’s Executive Director. Because the council saw so many requests for support, they have allocated an additional $1 million for grants, which they will review...
    ARSENAL star Sokratis is reportedly being eyed by German outfit Stuttgart. The Independent claims Mikel Arteta is planning a huge overhaul of his squad this summer. 2Stuttgart are lining up a summer move for Arsenal defender SokratisCredit: Reuters And Sokratis, 32, could be allowed to move on after entering the final year of his contract. Stuttgart’s football chief is none other than former Arsenal scout Sven Mislintat. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news And he believe Sokratis would jump at the chance to return to Germany after playing for Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund. The Greece international joined Arsenal in 2018 from Dortmund for £17million and has made 68 appearances in all competitions. However, Arteta’s defence has been less than impressive. And with Sokratis approaching the final year of his deal, Arsenal could look to cash in and bring in a fresh face. 2 The Gunners have...
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Joe Biden charges that when President Trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is “hoax.” And the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee stressed that when he thinks about climate change, “the word I think about is jobs — good-paying union jobs that'll put Americans to work." BIDEN PUSHES POPULIST 'MADE IN AMERICA' PLAN TO PUMP UP ECONOMY Biden made his comments Tuesday in a speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware as he proposed spending $2 trillion over four years to ignite development of more clean energy in order to achieve a pollution-free power sector by 2035 and net-zero carbon emissions 15 years later. The former vice president called for rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “These aren’t pie in the sky dreams. These are actionable policies that we can get to work on right away,” Biden emphasized. “We can...
    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will attempt to navigate an abbreviated baseball season without their most productive player, a severe shortage of outfielders and a precarious starting rotation. On March 12, the same day that the coronavirus outbreak brought spring training to an abrupt halt, rising star Trey Mancini underwent colon cancer surgery. After batting .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs in 2019 for the last-place Orioles, the 28-year-old outfielder is receiving chemotherapy treatments and is out for the season. That’s a huge blow for a rebuilding team coming off two straight 100-loss seasons. “He was our leader,” young outfielder Austin Hays said. “I’ve never been part of an Orioles locker room that didn’t have him in it. So to not have him around, it’s very strange.” “Strange” doesn’t even begin to describe a baseball season that begins in late July and lasts only 60 games. The brevity...
    By NICK BUCKLEY, Battle Creek Enquirer BATTLE CREEK, Mich, (AP) — A cyclist stopped at the bridge over Gull Creek in Ross Township recently to pull out a cellphone and take a photo of the nearby Gull Lake Dam. The privately-owned dam is the outlet control structure for the 2,030-acre Gull Lake. From the road where the cyclist snapped the photo, cracks in the concrete structure and other signs of deterioration are visible. The Gull Lake Dam was built in 1883. It had its last major repair in 1921. A 2018 life cycle study by Grand Rapids-based engineering firm Prein and Newhoff estimated that with repair and without a catastrophic failure, the remaining useful life of the dam is 10 to 20 years. Jeff Price, vice president of the Gull Lake Dam Association and lake resident, told the Battle Creek Enquirer that the report was “disconcerting.” So the volunteer organization,...
              President Donald Trump has rejected Gov. Tim Walz’s request for federal financial assistance to help rebuild portions of the Twin Cities that were destroyed by rioting. Nearly 1,500 Twin Cities businesses were vandalized, burned, or looted during the late May riots, with current estimates of the damage exceeding $500 million. Walz asked President Trump on July 2 to “declare a major disaster for the State of Minnesota because of extensive fire damage to public infrastructure caused by civil unrest.” Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would have reimbursed local governments for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and damage to public buildings, Walz’s office said. Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN-06) confirmed on Twitter Friday evening that the president had rejected Walz’s request for federal aid. Emmer said he has asked the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate “how...
    The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) for funds to rebuild North Star State following the George Floyd riots that inflicted wide-scale destruction in the Twin Cities. Walz's spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the request for federal aid was denied, as reported in The Minneapolis Star Tribune. "As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state's history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through," Tschann said in a statement. "The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Minnesota rebuild after civil unrest damaged public infrastructure and caused extensive fire damage in the wake of George Floyd's death," Tschann said. Walz had petitioned President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare parts of Minnesota as a "major disaster" due to the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for federal funds to rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Walz’s spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the request for federal aid was denied, saying the governor is “disappointed.” Walz had asked President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Four since-fired officers have been charged in the case. A preliminary assessment of damage found more than $15 million of damages directly related to the fires. Around 1,500 businesses were damaged. Among the public structures destroyed was...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WCCO) — The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for federal funds to rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz’s spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the request for federal aid was denied. “The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Minnesota rebuild after civil unrest damaged public infrastructure and caused extensive fire damage in the wake of George Floyd’s death,” said Tschann. Walz had asked President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Four since-fired officers have...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal government has denied a request from Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz for federal funds to rebuild and repair fire damage from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Walz’s spokesman Teddy Tschann confirmed that the request for federal aid was denied, saying the governor is “disappointed.” Walz had asked President Donald Trump on July 2 to declare a “major disaster” in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency because of extensive damage to public infrastructure following the death of Floyd on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee against the handcuffed Black man’s neck for nearly eight minutes. Four since-fired officers have been charged in the case. A preliminary assessment of damage found more than $15 million of damages directly related to the fires. Around 1,500 businesses were damaged. Among the public structures destroyed was...
    In the Star Tribune, Ryan Faircloth reports: “The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death. Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a ‘major disaster’ for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. … The governor’s spokesman, Teddy Tschann, confirmed late Friday that the request for federal aid was denied.” The AP reports: “Wisconsin hit a new high Friday in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases, breaking the record set just the day before. The state Department of Health Services reported 845 new confirmed cases, a day after there were 754 new positives. Cases in Wisconsin, as well as the percentage positive of all those tested, have been increasing since mid-June, mirroring spikes seen in most states.” For MPR, Brian Bakst...
    SOUTH CHICAGO — Several South Side businesses that were looted and vandalized in late May are on the road to recovery due to a program to keep Black businesses alive. The Small Business Repair Program, created by activist Ja’Mal Green and David Doig, president of Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, was formed in the hours after the looting. They planed to use the program to get entrepreneurs back on their feet as soon as possible. Green and Doig raised $200,000 in two weeks, donations large and small pouring in from individuals and other businesses looking to help. Forty businesses across Chatham, Roseland, Pullman, Auburn Gresham, and Burnside received a $5,000 grant, including Plano Vision, Harmony Development, The Taco Spot, Grandway Lash and Nail Studio, Frontline Books and Kulural Emporium, Z Couture and Ware Ranch Steak House. “We had First Midwest Bank, SG Johnson, a construction firm, an engineering firm. There were a...
    France’s National Heritage and Architecture Commission (CNPA), in a statement Thursday, announced that the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would be rebuilt in its traditional style after a 2019 fire partially destroyed the site. Notre Dame, which was first built during the 13th century in the Gothic architectural style, was struck by disaster when a fire destroyed the cathedral’s spire and roof April 15, 2019, Reuters reported. After the disaster, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to rebuild Notre Dame within five years. The French government announced a month after the fire that it would be accepting requests over how to rebuild the spire, which crashed through the roof after catching on fire. (RELATED: Construction Workers Return To Burned Notre Dame Cathedral In France After Coronavirus Pauses Rebuilding) The spire was only added in the 19th century during a restoration effort by architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc following the Napoleonic Wars. Renovations begin...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- NYPD's new commander has a tough challenge ahead but is looking to rebuild the department's relationship with the community.Two weeks after Police Commissioner Dermot Shea named Assistant Chief Judith Harrison as Brooklyn North's Borough Commander, she has been working to fulfill his order to maintain public safety while strengthening the relationship between officers and residents.It's a mission that Chief Harrison believes she is suited for, having most recently served as the commanding officer of the department's Special Victims Division.RELATED | New NYPD community affairs chief addresses spike in NYC shootingsIt was there that she focused relentlessly on bringing justice to brave survivors."I've been honored as part of my public service with the NYPD to balance the community's needs for fair policing and effective crime fighting," Harrison said. "I'm proud to step into this new leadership position at such a critical time and to continue our...
    Joe Biden. Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic nominee for president, has a plan for handling the coronavirus crisis now, one that he's even offered to Donald Trump since that guy clearly doesn’t have a clue. On Thursday, Biden is unveiling a "buy American" plan detailing how he'd rebuild the nation's economy following the crisis with a $700 billion spending plan to revitalize the manufacturing sector. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Biden's campaign previewed the plan Biden will introduce in Dunmore, Pennsylvania on Thursday. Taking priority in his plan, Biden would boost U.S. production of personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, all of which healthcare providers are warning are again in critically short supply in the resurgence of the virus. The campaign told reporters that his proposals would lessen America's dependence on foreign countries for critical medical supplies and equipment. Given the persistence of the coronavirus and the likelihood of future...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a proposal on Tuesday to “rebuild” America’s supply chain infrastructure, with an explicit focus on preventing future shortages of vital medical equipment. Biden, fresh off promising to fundamentally “transform” the country if elected president, is proposing an overhaul of domestic manufacturing to combat how “dangerously dependent on foreign suppliers” the United States has become under the current administration. “America needs a stronger, more resilient domestic supply chain,” the former vice president’s plan reads, elaborating the goal needs to be “not pure self-sufficiency, but broad-based resilience.” As such, Biden’s plan proposes using “the full power of the federal government to rebuild ” and increase domestic production of critical supplies, the end goal being that the U.S. would not have to rely on foreign countries, especially China, for personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies in “future crises.” The former vice president is promising to make the...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge Atlanta mayor says she has tested positive for COVID-19 Trump downplaying sparks new criticism of COVID-19 response MORE released a plan on Tuesday for ensuring the U.S. doesn’t face shortages of critical products, especially medical equipment, that could be needed during a crisis such as the coronavirus pandemic. His plan focuses on products that, according to his campaign, the U.S. is too dependent on foreign suppliers for, including medical equipment as well as energy and grid resilience technologies, semiconductors, electronics, telecommunications infrastructure, and raw materials. “Under President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE, our supply chains have actually...
    Disney Signs Colin Kaepernick to First-Look Deal Secret rooms and features that are beyond genius Zanardi has 5-hour surgery to rebuild his face after crash © APWF FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Alessandro Zanardi of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal after he competed in the man's road cycle individual time trial H4 category at the 2012 Paralympics games, in London. Italian auto racing champion turned Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a five-hour surgery Monday, July 6, 2020 to reconstruct his face following a crash on his handbike last month. It was the third major surgery that Zanardi has had since he crashed his handbike into an oncoming truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on June 19 during a relay event. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) SIENA, Italy (AP) Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a five-hour surgery Monday to...
    It all started as a mundane zoning battle between carpenter Jamie Gagné and his town hall. Gagné wanted to replace his workshop that had burned down the day after Christmas. Building inspectors said he didn't follow his own plans. It's the sort of thing that happens every week in every town and city in America — but only in upstate Wilton, New York, has it turned into an ugly all-out war featuring an illuminated 7-ft carved pine penis. Now Gagné, 32, faces a year in jail as he has been charged with publicly displaying offensive sexual material for placing his chainsaw sculpture in his front yard. Some people think he has been treated unfairly— as DailyMail.com interviewed him at the spot where the phallus stood proudly for nine days, several passing cars beeped their horns in support. Others thinks he deserves all he gets. 'He's made a mockery of this...
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