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    IOAN Gruffudd and wife Alice Evans have said they're going through "an incredibly difficult time" a day after she accused him of "gaslighting" and "mental torture". The former couple, whose shock split was revealed yesterday, released a statement in which they told fans they're committed to their two daughters. 9Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd have released a joint statement after their splitCredit: Instagram It reads: "As you can imagine, this is an incredibly difficult time for our family and we remain committed to our children. Thank you for respecting our privacy." Alice, 49, shocked her followers yesterday when she wrote that Ioan, 47, had fallen out of love with her and would be leaving the family home next week after 13 years of marriage. The post was later deleted, with Alice claiming Ioan removed the message using her account. She sent another tweet that read: "Hi there. I didn't delete the...
    TEEN Mom star Maci Bookout and husband Taylor McKinney say they "still plan on adopting" a fourth baby as it's "always been on their minds." The 29-year-old spoke about their plans to expand the family in a recent interview with Us Weekly. ????  Follow all our latest news & stories on Teen Mom. 8Maci said she and Taylor 'still plan on adopting'Credit: Instagram 8She said having a fourth baby is 'always on our minds'Credit: Instagram Maci and Taylor, 31, already share five-year-old daughter Jayde and four-year-old son Maverick. The Teen Mom star also shares 12-year-old son Bentley with ex Ryan Edwards. Ahead of the Teen Mom OG premiere, Us Weekly asked Maci if she and Taylor are open to adoption. The MTV star said: "We’ve always both had that in our minds. "We are still waiting. 8The couple share two children togetherCredit: Instagram 8The MTV star is also the mother...
    (CNN)Elliot Page and Emma Portner are getting divorced.The couple announced the decision in a statement to CNN on Tuesday."After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer. We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends."Their split comes three years after they announced that they tied the knot in 2018.Portner, a Broadway Dance Center teacher, and the actor began dating in 2017.Read MoreThe news comes two months after Page came out as transgender. At the time Portner posted a supportive message on Instagram, "I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you...
    The teenager who lost her father, mother and younger sister in the helicopter crash that also killed basketball giant Kobe Bryant and his daughter one year ago has struggled to grieve amid the COVID crisis where she can't hug her loved ones, her family reveals.   In the tragic January 26, 2020 helicopter crash a total of nine people perished including college baseball coach John Altobelli, 56, his wife Keri, 46, and his youngest daughter Alyssa, 13. Lakers Legend Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna, 13, also died on board as they flew to a basketball tournament.  Altobelli’s daughter Lexi, 17, is doing her best to cope with the enormous loss, her uncle says, and has been living with her half-brother JJ Altobelli.  'They are coping as good as can be expected. JJ is Lexi’s guardian now, which is great,' Lexi’s uncle Tony Altobelli, John's younger brother, said to The Sun.  He...
    MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives said Tuesday they have uncovered a planned attack on a school involving eight suspected members of an Islamic State-affiliated group arrested last November. The suspects attempted to build an explosive device on a boat at sea, conducted training on uninhabited islands and attempted to recruit children, the Maldives Police Service said. Police raided the boat and found items that could be used to build a bomb on board and gun cartridges in the shallow sea, it said. The suspects were arrested after police were tipped off by foreign intelligence agencies, it said in a statement. Evidence was found in seized cellphones of a plan to attack a school while exams were in progress, it said. It was unclear why the school was a potential target, but religious extremists in the country are known to discourage people from giving their children anything other...
    Los Angeles officials on Monday outlined efforts to interrupt last year’s deadly surge in gun violence, with Mayor Eric Garcetti expressing hope that the intense bloodshed of 2020 would be “an anomaly and not a trend.” In his first extended comments on last year’s violence and the city’s path out of it, Garcetti noted that reductions in some crime categories — and in violent crime overall — were overshadowed by the fact that nearly 100 additional people were killed compared to the previous year, with 350 homicide victims in total. “It was a year in which, overall, if you’re an Angeleno, you were less likely to be a victim of crime, and yet more families than we’ve seen in a decade had the worst crime that affected their family: that of losing a loved one,” Garcetti said. The mayor said his focus now is on weathering the economic...
    People who test positive or are recovering from COVID-19 should avoid anything more strenuous than a brisk walk. Urbazon/Getty Images People with COVID-19 should avoid exercise, even if they're asymptomatic. Anything more than a brisk walk could affect your immune response to the virus. COVID-19 patients can make a gradual and careful return to exercise once they've recovered. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 is not a one-size-fits-all infection. Some patients report feeling winded after crossing the room, but an estimated 40% of those infected will never show any symptoms at all. That leaves a large portion of people with COVID-19 who feel well enough to go about their lives but are still infectious enough to have to quarantine. Some might wonder if they can at least get a workout in while self-isolating. However, experts have recommended that COVID-19 patients with and without symptoms take it...
    The family of a woman who went missing in Florida 15-years-ago this month hope to finally solve the case this year after raising more than $80,000 to pay for private investigations.  Jennifer Kesse, 24, went missing from her newly purchased condo in Orlando, Florida, on January 24, 2006. A police search was launched after she failed to turn up for work as a finance manager at Central Florida Investments.  But despite extensive searches, few clues to her alleged abduction have ever been found.  Now, on the 15th anniversary of her disappearance, her parents Joyce and Drew claim they are 'moving forward' with the case and have 'great hope' to solve it.  They maintain an on-going Go Fund Me page that has raised more than $80,000, out of a $200,000 goal, to pay for their private investigations. Scroll down for video  Jennifer Kesse, 24, went missing from her newly purchased Orlando,...
    BAKERSFIELD — Over the course of two years, police across California investigated seemingly unrelated crimes and disappearances: teens from the Bay Area who’d allegedly been abused by their pimp and “branded” with tattoos. A woman from the Central Valley whose 3-month-old baby was kidnapped to force her into sex work. A 14-year-old girl who ran away from home in Los Angeles County and told a family member she was making money “tricking.” These women and girls were from different areas, different backgrounds, and ended up with different men who were eventually identified by police as their exploiters. But they all had one thing in common, according to authorities: when they turned up, it was at the same place, the Desert Star Motel in Bakersfield, whose owner and general manager now stand accused of essentially running a brothel in plain sight. In court records filed Monday morning, the motel’s owner, Jatinbhai...
    Well, the brave new world of honesty in American politics lasted a grand total of 24 hours. President Joe Biden promised an immediate end to the constant lying from the White House that we endured over four years of Donald Trump's tenure. But then he couldn't help himself and promptly spewed the kind of brazen, bare-faced, media-bashing whopper that Trump would have loved. Biden's made a big noisy deal of setting a target of 100 million coronavirus vaccines in his first 100 days. But he knows that hitting this target would be a completely bogus 'achievement' because the US is already at that level of vaccination, averaging 914,000 daily doses administered last week according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and rocketing to 1.6 million on the very day of Biden's inauguration. So, at this rate, the goal will be easily attained, and masks the reality that America...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Rev. Michael Pfleger has long been a civil rights activist and champion of Chicago’s African-American community. It has been three weeks since his removal from St. Sabina’s parish, pending an investigation into allegations of past sexual abuse. CBS 2 has learned two people now claim Pfleger abused them. Pfleger’s attorney calls the allegations lies, with the motive being greed. But this weekend, both of Pfleger’s alleged victims – two brothers – shared their story exclusively with CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov. They told her they could no longer keep their secret. Kozlov: “How old were you when the abuse started?” Younger Brother: “When I was 13.” Kozlov: You carried this around with you for almost 50 years? Younger Brother: “Yes I did.” Now, at age 61, the native Chicagoan is finally confronting what he said was his sexual abuse by Father Pfleger. He claims the...
    Athletes have disputed Rep. Madison Cawthorn's claims he was training for the Paralympics, calling them a 'joke' and saying 'it's like a kid saying they want to play in the NBA when they're on their fourth-grade basketball team'.  Cawthorn, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 2014 car crash, previously suggested in social media posts he was training to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. In a May 2020 podcast he also said: 'I had an opportunity for the Paralympics for track and field'.  But named Paralympic stars have cast doubt on these claims saying they had never met him, that some of the events he spoke about don't even exist in the athletic calendar and that his claims are regarded as a 'joke' among the Paralympic community.  Cawthorn's name is also not included in the International Paralympic Committee's list of athletes - a register of around 4,000...
    Prince Charles and Princess Diana in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. Anwar Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images Princess Diana's former chef says "The Crown" misrepresented her relationship with Prince Charles. Darren McGrady told Insider that it's not true the couple were "never in love," as he witnessed it. He recalled one memory of seeing them dance together, the crowd "stepping aside and whooping." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former royal chef Darren McGrady says "The Crown" got Princess Diana and Prince Charles' love story completely wrong.  The show's fourth season portrays the love triangle between Diana (Emma Corrin), Charles (Josh O'Connor) and Camilla Parker Bowles (Emerald Fennell), and the subsequent breakdown of Charles and Diana's marriage.  McGrady, who worked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace for 11 years before relocating to Diana's Kensington Palace home from 1993 to 1997, told Insider that the show misrepresented the couple's relationship by portraying...
    New polling shows that less than half of the public trusts traditional news media, which represents an all-time low. According to a barometer published by Axios, just 46% of people trust traditional news media, and trust in social media has plummeted to 27%. Additionally, 56% of the poll respondents said they agreed with the statement, "Journalists and reporters are purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations." More than half, 58%, of people believe that "most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than with informing the public." The decreasing numbers were not only present in the United States. The barometer showed that the “numbers are echoed across the rest of the world.” The results reinforce other recent polling that shows Americans have lost a significant amount of faith in traditional media. A Gallup poll conducted in September...
    Portland, Oregon (CNN)Protesters again took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, on Thursday -- the first full day of Joe Biden's presidency -- to let the Democratic establishment know they are still fighting for racial justice, some told CNN."We wanted to symbolize that both parties are the oppressor," said a 25-year-old protester who wished not to be identified, fearing government reprisal. "We've all experienced firsthand that police violence is police violence regardless (of which political party holds power). ... It doesn't make a difference to the person being beaten."4 charged in Portland after demonstrators vandalized federal ICE building, Democratic Party state headquarters"For White people, maybe they feel there's time to let the administration work, but for Black and Indigenous people who have had a rope around their neck, there is no time," the protester said. "There's no justice, so there is no peace."Biden in his inaugural speech Wednesday called for...
    New York : Trump moved to Florida. Photo: SAUL LOEB / . / . Reports from some media indicate that Florida is becoming ‘MAGAlandia’, due to the number of leaders and followers of that movement of the former president Donald trump who are moving into the entity. To get started, the former Republican president, his wife Melania and their son Barron will live in Mar-a-Lago; they will also live in that state Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, as well as Tiffany Trump and her fiancé. Other characters than him Daily Mail highlights are Peter Thiel, a tech mogul who advised Trump on his clemency list to include Anthony Levandowski, who bought a property in Florida. There were also other characters, considered “heavyweights” in the MAGA movement, such as Thomas Barrack, Trump’s advisor for years, who moved the headquarters...
    LIVERPOOL are unlikely to dive into the transfer market to patch up their defence this month, with Jurgen Klopp insisting he has no say over the matter. The Reds' 68-match unbeaten streak at Anfield ended on Thursday after a shock defeat at home to Burnley and they are now without a win since December 19. 4Jurgen Klopp has suggested Liverpool will not be able to sign anyone in JanuaryCredit: Rex Features 4The Reds have been linked with a host of defenders, including Dayot UpamecanoCredit: Getty Images - Getty With Liverpool's bid to win back-to-back titles fading fast, Klopp has been linked with a host of big names in the winter window. Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both suffered long-term injuries early in the season, just weeks after Dejan Lovren was sold. And with Joel Matip struggling to stay fit, the Reds have been forced to play Fabinho and Jordan...
    New York : Francisca lachapel, one of the spoiled of the chain Univision, revealed months later that he got married without telling anyone. Still, her followers and coworkers congratulated her and were happy for the good news. Of these admirers, many are looking forward to the also model giving them a “Called the stork” and surprise everyone with the news that you are expecting your first child. In fact, the presenter recently published a photograph, which although it does not show the abdomen, her followers insisted that it already “She is pregnant”. – “Hello Francisco, how many months are you pregnant?” – “Soap, we want to know when you tell us that you are pregnant.” – “Hello I thought you were going to say it, the first gift for my baby, please say it, we love you blessings.” – “Suddenly I believed that you would announce the pregnancy. I...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities late Thursday released the chilling and vulgar vocemail a suburban man is accused of leaving a lawmaker as he threatened to shoot up the inauguration. A federal judge has ordered that the man, Louis Capriotti, will remain in custody. Capriotti, 45, was arrested a week ago Tuesday morning, charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago. “You think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f***ing White House on January 20th, you’re sadly f***ing mistaken,” Capriotti is heard saying in the Dec. 29 voicemail. “We will surround the motherf***ing White House and we will kill any motherf***ing Democrat that steps on the motherf***ing lawn.” According to the charges, Capriotti falsely claimed to be an active-duty Marine when he left that voicemail message for a U.S. House member from...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There is frustration at local pharmacies as tight vaccine supplies continue to plague the coronavirus pandemic response in New York. Dozens of drug store operators told CBS2’s Tony Aiello on Thursday they’re ready and willing to help, but not able. At the Prescription Center in Rockland County, the check-in table is unattended and the vaccination chair is vacant, all because the box of vaccine is empty. MORE: New York City Temporarily Closes 15 Vaccine Hubs, Cancels Thousands Of Appointments Due To Shortage Pharmacist Gary Langstein said he asked state for 1,000 doses and received, “About a hundred doses last week, and it went right out the door as fast as it came in.” Langstein said another 200 came this week, far too few to fill demand from eligible customers over age 65. “We have enough people on our waiting list to keep us booked for probably two...
    MADISON, Wis. -- More than a third of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies that responded to a new survey said they don't use body cameras.The state Department of Justice released findings Thursday from a survey of 553 agencies conducted in November.RELATED: Kenosha delayed body cameras for years before Jacob Blake shootingOf the 434 agencies who responded to the request, 160 said they do not use body cameras. Another 274 said they did.Three-quarters of those agencies reported they have enough cameras so that every officer has a dedicated device.RELATED: Jacob Blake police shooting: Black man shot in front of 3 sons after he broke up fight, family saysOther departments said officers exchange cameras during shift changes and not every officer uses one.Twenty-six departments said their body-camera policy is not available to the public. Another 22 departments said they didn't have any policy on body camera use.The video featured is from a previous...
    Biden administration seeking to fire up a crash vaccination program say there is no carry-over plan to fire up vaccine distribution.  Although Biden has credited the past administration for its work with drug companies for developing vaccine, members of the incoming team say there isn't a framework for rapidly vaccinating Americans to keep pace with COVID-19 and its most virulent variant. 'There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch,' a source told CNN. Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner helped guide the Operation Warp Speed effort that pushed development of vaccine, although sources say the incoming Biden Administration is discovering there is essentially no plan for vaccine distribution  An additional source said there was a need to start from "square one" due to the lack of planning. "Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence,' said the source.  The bleak assessments comes as...
    Republican leaders are responding with guarded praise to President Joe Biden's stated desire to have a much less contentious political discourse going forward while vowing to oppose him when they think it's necessary. During his inauguration on Wednesday, Biden implored everyone to turn down the rhetoric that has been building over the years, culminating in the riot at the Capitol. 'We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature,' Biden said during his speech. 'Politics need not be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. Every disagreement doesn’t have to be a cause for total war.' GOP Congress members appreciated the gesture toward unity and less divisiveness, but were also ready to contest the agenda Biden has laid out. Joe Biden called for unity and a stop to the political shouting on Wednesday A spokesperson for Rep. Madison Cawthorn wants to see Biden deliver on...
    New York : Recently, the singer Chiquis Rivera published a series of photographs in which she showed off her imposing curves with a thong and enjoying the wonderful beaches of Tulum, Mexico. However, many of her followers noticed a detail that she surely obvious. In one of the photographs, the belly button of the daughter of the late singer Jenni Rivera it looks ‘sideways’ or ‘stretched’. Everything seems to indicate that he used a filter or perhaps edited the photo in photoshop without realizing that the abdominal area had also undergone changes and a navel was no longer visible ‘regular’. Obviously, this was noticed by some of his followers and they let him know. “Does the navel have crooked?”, “You notice in the last photo that the navel is not centered or only I saw it”, “Does the navel have lopsided in the last photo?”, “Hey, I want to...
    New York : The ensembles consisting of a midi dress combined with light overcoats are the unofficial uniform of female officials who attend the inaugurations in the United States and, on this occasion, this type of design was adopted by the new Vice President Kamala harris as well as the First Lady, Jill Biden. Kamala Harris arrived dressed in purple, a shade that reflects power and that came from the workshops of two little-known color designers: Christopher John Rogers and Sergio Hudson, who also dressed Michelle Obama for this occasion. Photo: . / . “The new Vice President is trying to be open and inclusive from her cover of Vogue and her Converse. Here, with this design of colored boys and new to the fashion scene, he is giving a message of inclusion, in addition to the fact that purple has always represented royalty and conveys power and security...
    MADRID (AP) — Madrid emergency services say they have rushed to a building in the city center following an explosion. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island is leading the state in COVID-19 positivity. Its seven-day average is more than 7.6%, but that’s significantly down from earlier in the month when it was in double digits. Despite the numbers, essential workers are still waiting to find out when it’s going to be their turn to get the vaccine, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported Tuesday. MORE: COVID Vaccine: Drive-Thru Site Opens On Long Island, Clinics Planned At NYCHA Developments They restored power during Tropical Storm Isaias and keep gas and electric, and the internet and cable running. “It’s hard to imagine anything more essential to our daily lives than electric and gas power,” said Roger Clayman of the Long Island Federation of Labor. Yet, those utility workers are not considered essential enough to be vaccine eligible. They’re asking to be included in the 1B category of public-facing jobs. “If we wind up getting infected,...
    More than a quarter of New Yorkers who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine say they have no plans to get it, according to a new survey released Tuesday. Seven percent of state residents surveyed said they have already received the vaccine, and among those who had not, 69 percent said they plan to get inoculated while 27 percent said they do not, the Siena College poll found. Meanwhile, a majority of New Yorkers – 55 percent – said they believe the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is yet to come, while 31 percent say they think the worst of the crisis is over, according to the poll. National vaccination efforts kicked off in the US in mid-December. Currently, 7 million New Yorkers, including healthcare workers, front line essential workers and the elderly, are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the governor. The state has so far...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Dozens of independent landlords say their tenants have been taking advantage of the COVID eviction moratorium. CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge spoke to two elderly New Yorkers who are desperate for help. They say the state law is draining them of money they need to survive. In December 2018, 94-year-old Ignatious “Bill” Pantano rented out his condo on Benson Avenue in Brooklyn and the problems with his tenant started immediately. “[I said,] ‘I see that you’re having difficulty paying rent. You can stay here a month free and then leave,’ and he says, ‘I refuse to go,'” Pantano said. Pantano filed eviction paperwork, but it took months to make its way through the courts. Finally, an eviction date was set for April 2020, but in March, the coronavirus shut down the city and evictions were put on hold. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Ask CBS2’s Dr. Max Your Vaccine Questions...
    More On: COVID vaccine US reaches grim COVID-19 death toll Israel’s Fauci says Pfizer vaccine’s first dose less effective than indicated Alabama’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts ranked last in US: CDC Starbucks to help Washington state ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations More than a quarter of New Yorkers who haven’t received the COVID-19 vaccine say they have no plans to get it, according to a new survey released Tuesday. Seven percent of state residents surveyed said they have already received the vaccine, and among those who had not, 69 percent said they plan to get inoculated while 27 percent said they do not, the Siena College poll found. Meanwhile, a majority of New Yorkers – 55 percent – said they believe the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is yet to come, while 31 percent say they think the worst of the crisis is over, according to the poll. National vaccination efforts...
    (CNN)Ahead of Wednesday's transition of power, Black voters in Atlanta say they are feeling more represented and are hopeful for the future despite the divisiveness the country has experienced over the last four years. They have been bolstered by their success in helping President-elect Joe Biden win in Georgia on Election Day and by changing the state's representation in the US Senate in the two runoff elections, races in which Black voters played a crucial role. For the first time, Georgia has a Black senator, Raphael Warnock, who along with fellow Democrat Jon Ossoff defeated Republican candidates Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in the January 5 showdown that determined control of the US Senate. Voters stand in line to cast ballots at a polling location during the Senate runoff elections in Atlanta on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. And with Kamala Harris about to become vice president, another series of...
    WE don't know about you, but we seem to be forever running out of space on the clothes dryer. Luckily there's a little-known function on dryers that few people are aware of - until now. 3Ever wondered what this attachment on your drying rack was for? Cleaning fanatics on Facebook say they're perfect for hanging up your underwearCredit: Facebook People have been talking about the nifty feature, which features on many drying racks and allows you to fit loads of extra garments on. Taking to a Facebook group for cleaning fanatics, one woman asked what each of the attachments on her new rack was intended for. Like the mum who posed the question, some members of the group admitted they were 'puzzled' and 'couldn't picture' what the plastic attachment was used for. But comments soon poured in from people who handily pointed out the little plastic part which allows...
    The two women whose allegations against Julian Assange sparked a decade-long sex crime investigation into the Wikileaks founder have spoken in public for the first time - revealing the death threats they have received as a result of the case.   Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over the rape and sexual assault accusations, which he denies.  Swedish prosecutors dropped the case against Assange in 2019 because the passage of time meant there was no prospect of a conviction - but the women who made the claims in 2010 say they have been left embroiled in a bitter political row.  In an interview with Swedish broadcaster TV4, the women described being smeared as CIA 'honeytraps' meant to discredit Assange, while one of the alleged victims said an online troll had offered a $5,000 'reward' to kill her. Julian Assange, pictured in a...
    FBI: QAnon adherents discussed posing as Guardsmen to infiltrate inauguration Biden to ban special bonuses for appointees, expand lobbying prohibitions Nikki and Brie Bella Say They’re on a Baby Weight Loss Journey Together © Provided by People Brie Bella/instagram Nikki and Brie Bella are a tag team when it comes to losing weight postpartum. The Total Bellas twins, 37, gave birth within a day of each other last summer and are now working together to "stay on track" with their post-baby body goals. Nikki and her fiancé, Artem Chigvintsev, welcomed son Matteo on July 31, while Brie and her husband, Daniel Bryan, welcomed their second child, son Buddy Dessert, one day later on Aug. 1. Both Nikki and Brie shared on Sunday that they are going on a fitness journey together by doing things like running, yoga, a Whole30 diet and more to tone up. "If you are anything...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — On Friday, CBS Los Angeles ran a story about a class action lawsuit that alleges Bank of America did not do enough to protect its California Employment Development Department customers from fraud. Victims of EDD fraud say they are skipping meals and falling behind on bills while waiting for Bank of America to address their claims and unfreeze their accounts. (CBSLA) Within moments of that story running, dozens of unemployed Californians reached out to Kristine Lazar — desperate for help getting their money back. “When I saw your exposé on the TV, I started crying, because, you know, I feel like I am beating my head against a wall,” Terri Lake, who lives in the San Fernando Valley, said. She said nearly $3,000 was taken out of her Bank of America EDD account in October at an ATM in Orange County. She has yet to see...
    A Texas man with ties to a far-right militia participated in the deadly Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol and threatened to shoot his children if they turned him in to authorities, according to court documents.  Guy Reffitt, a resident of the Dallas suburb of Wylie, was arguing with his son and daughter about his trip to Washington D.C., when he made threatening remarks, his wife told the FBI. "If you turn me in, you’re a traitor and you know what happens to traitors … traitors get shot," he allegedly said.  CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK'S FAMILY SAYS HIS DEATH SHOULD NOT BE POLITICAL Authorities said Guy Reffitt participated in the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol. His family said he made threatening remarks to prevent them from talking to authorities, according to court documents.  (FBI) Reffitt is charged with obstruction and knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas police are searching for he person who they say gunned down a person two days before Christmas. Police are searching for Floyd Lee Gatson III, who is the man they say shot a person to death in the 14000 block of Skyfrost Drive on December 23. Dallas County Sheriff’s have issued a murder warrant for Gatson. (credit: Dallas Police Department) The Dallas Police Department is asking anyone who has information about Gatson’s whereabouts to call 911 and contact homicide detectives at 214-283-4884 or send an email to Detective A. Lopez. Officials warn Gatson is presumed armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in the case. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214)373-TIPS, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento family wants answers after their son was killed in a Carmichael shooting involving Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies. A detective was also wounded but is expected to survive. JW Geiger’s memory of what happened on Ranger Way and Rampart Drive in Carmichael on Friday night is still fresh in his mind. He told CBS13 what he said what happened that night. “After the first shot rang off, I just covered and just laid in the seat,” Geiger said. It’s also the night he was in the same car as his brother Kershawn who was killed in a shooting involving Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies. “I click my seatbelt and then all I see is lights,” Geiger said. “I hear, ‘hands, hands, hands’ and then a split second after that, shooting,” said JW. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said members of the Gang Suppression Unit were doing a...
    IT’S the celeb dating app YOU can’t join. Casanova and ex-EastEnders road sweeper Dean Gaffney has just signed up to Raya, saying: “I’m coming to an age where I want to meet my ride or die.” We imagine Dean’s profile – and what other stars might say if they were on the exclusive app. Dean, 42 8'No one over 23, please – and no one under a 32G' HI, I’m Dean Gaffney, aka The Gaffer, aka the Sugar Hut David Gandy. I’m the one your mum warned you about . . .  cos she fancies me herself. I’m in the market for an age-appropriate woman now as I promised my 24-year-old twin daughters I wouldn’t date anyone their age. So no one over 23, please – and while we’re at it, no one under a 32G. If you play your cards right, I’ll sweep you off your feet and introduce you to Wellard...
    A city in California quickly removed a “White Lives Matter” banner that was placed on city property and labeled it “racist” and an “act of vandalism.” “The city is disgusted by this despicable act of vandalism that has occurred on the heels of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week,” a statement from Union City officials stated, “and on the weekend of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday that celebrates the life and achievements of this important civil rights leader.” The white banner with black lettering was hoisted above a city intersection. It was quickly pulled down Saturday after officials became aware of its presence. ⠀ “Disgusted by this despicable act of vandalism.”⠀This "White Lives Matter" banner in Union City is no longer on display at Smith & Dyer.⠀The mayor also says the city immediately took down the banner. Police now watching for hate-fueled crimes. https://t.co/jpxEv3h9hx pic.twitter.com/CcAWtyw69T— Dion Lim...
    Law enforcement agencies around this country are dens of racism, white supremacy, authoritarianism, and fascism. This has been true, and has been known, forever. The duties of the job naturally attract not just those individuals who most want to protect their communities, but those who salivate over the prospects of using violence under color of law, either for personal pleasure or to enact an agenda that requires violence to maintain. If you're an American fascist, there's no better place to be than in a position where you are allowed to brutalize your enemies with the nearly assured backing of peers and some of the most powerful organizations in the nation. And so they flock in, often in such numbers as to drive those with integrity out. At least 28 sworn members of law enforcement have now been identified among those who attacked Capitol Police and offices, and this number is likely to...
    TAMPA (CBSMiami) – While a majority of Americans say they will probably get a COVID-19 vaccination, many remain concerned about the safety of recently approved vaccines, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the University of South Florida. According to the survey’s findings, more than a third (38 percent) said that they “will definitely get vaccinated” in the coming months. More than half (59 percent) said they would either “definitely” or “probably get vaccinated”, while roughly a quarter (23 percent) said they will “probably not” or “definitely not get vaccinated.” More than a quarter (29 percent) of those questioned said that they are either “not very confident” or “not at all confident” that the recently approved vaccines are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Roughly one-third of respondents (33 percent) said that they are either “not very confident” or “not at all confident” that the recently approved vaccines are...
    The NBA gave Orlando coach Steve Clifford a call recently, telling him he had to do a better job of keeping his mask on during games. Clifford’s answer was concise. “Yes, sir,” he said. He didn’t argue. He knows the rules, and how important they are. It has been a rough week for the NBA, with nine games postponed since Sunday amid positive COVID-19 tests for some players and potential exposures determined through contact tracing keeping others off the floor for several days. The league and the National Basketball Players Association earlier this week stiffened the protocols that players must live by during these delicate times, and coaches aren’t exempt from saying they need to be more diligent on the safety front as well — particularly when it comes to masks. Properly wearing masks is part of life now, not just NBA life, as part of the effort to...
    An Arkansas man has been arrest by police after he allegedly beat a police officer with an American flag during riots at the Capitol last week. Videos of Peter Stager circulated on social media showing him saying "death is the only remedy for what's in that building," in reference to the Capitol and reportedly hitting an officer with a flag pole with the American flag attached, according to CBS station THV11. Terrorist beats an officer with an American Flagpic.twitter.com/HVNa0i9E9O— Cleavon MD (@Cleavon_MD) January 11, 2021 A confidential source came forward and identified Stager as the man seen in the video and law enforcement officials have said that they believe Stager is the man in the video after comparing his driver's license photo with the footage taken on Jan. 6, the outlet noted. Federal court documents identify the officer as a member of the  Washington D.C. Police Department and state that the officer was standing...
    President Trump's chances for an acquittal in his upcoming Senate impeachment trial are unclear, as most Republicans either refuse comment on how they will vote or say they are undecided. Fox News contacted every Republican who will be serving as a senator after President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20, when the trial is likely to begin. Given that a two-thirds majority is needed to convict, seventeen Republicans would have to vote in favor of the impeachment, assuming all 50 Democrats do so.  But only 13 GOP senators volunteered that they will vote to acquit Trump on the House-passed impeachment resolution, which charged the president with "incitement of insurrection." Based on responses to Fox News and publicly available statements, ten Republicans are undecided. Three refused to comment, and another 24 did not respond, despite repeated requests for comment over two days of inquiries. Only ten Republicans in the House crossed the aisle to support the impeachment resolution, which passed...
    SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- Websites down, phone lines at capacity and many elders stuck with little information about how to proceed in getting their COVID-19 vaccine. It seems there are more people who want the vaccine than there are doses.So many people attempted to sign up for a coronavirus vaccine at Sutter Health Thursday, that MyHealthOnline was temporarily offline.RELATED: Questions about coronavirus vaccine? Submit hereA phone recording alerted patients that the call system was at capacity."Your Sutter provider is not able to schedule vaccination or provide vaccination at this time. Please do not contact your doctor's office. You can log in or sign up now at myhealthonline.sutterhealth.org," the recording stated.But with the website temporarily down and phone lines jammed, people aren't sure what to do. Neither are Bay Area county leaders."No doses no vaccine, so no doses from the state there's no way we can administer it," said...
    New Jersey is giving smokers access to the COVID-19 vaccine before the general public because, its health officials say, smokers are more likely to get gravely ill and quicker.  There are two million smokers in New Jersey. As of Wednesday, they are now eligible to get the vaccine along with people over the age of 65, and people who have underlying health conditions.  Health officials have defended the decision, saying their data proves that people who smoke get sicker more quickly from COVID than those who don't.  It is unclear how they will check whether or not a person is a smoker when they show up to receive the vaccine.  To date, there has not been any widespread study done on how smokers are worse affected by COVID.  New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last week touring a COVID-19 vaccination site in Rockaway. As of Wednesday, smokers get access to the...
    These don’t appear to have been difficult arrests for police to make.  Two New York men were taken into custody after they allegedly left drugs in a rental car and returned to pick up their forgotten stash, the Albany County Sheriff’s Office says.  Deputies were first contacted by a rental car company at Albany International Airport on Wednesday. When they arrived to investigate the discovery made by its employees, they encountered Aasim Hilts and Shariff Frasier, News10 reports.  The suspects left the drugs in a rental car they had returned, police say. (Albany County Sheriff's Office) CALIFORNIA DRUG BUST NETS STUNNING HAUL  Following an interview with Hilts, he was reported to have been in possession of 140 envelopes containing heroin, more than 35 grams of MDMA, 62 counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl, 10 suboxone strips, marijuana and more than $5,600 in cash, officials said, adding that Frasier was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.  The two men had "returned to retrieve the drugs they forgot," police said in a press release obtained...
    By Omar Jimenez and Joe Sutton | CNN Prosecutors are asking the Kenosha County Circuit Court to modify the bond conditions of Kyle Rittenhouse, who is facing homicide charges in the death of two men during protests last August, according to a motion filed by the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday. The office is requesting that Rittenhouse be prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol or being in any establishment that serves it; be prohibited from making any public display of any “white power” or “white supremacy” signs, symbols, or hand gestures; and not have any contact with any known militia members or members of any violent white power/white supremacist groups including the group identified as the “Proud Boys.” The 17-year-old is out on a $2 million bail after being arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Kenosha. Rittenhouse is alleged to have been in the midst of...
    (CNN)California adults 65 and older are now eligible to get the Covid-19 vaccine, state officials announced Wednesday in a bid to boost the number of people who receive a shot, even as demand "continues to far exceed supply.""We are significantly increasing our efforts to get these vaccines administered, get them out of freezers and get them into people's arms," Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a video message posted to his Twitter account. More than 90,000 Americans could die of Covid-19 in next three weeks, CDC forecast showsBut in Los Angeles County, seniors won't be allowed to receive shots until the county's health care workers are vaccinated -- a process that's expected to stretch into February -- said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, citing supply shortages."Neither the state nor us is wanting to divert the strategy to get health care workers vaccinated," Ferrer said Wednesday during a virtual briefing. "That is...
    (CNN)Prosecutors are asking the Kenosha County Circuit Court to modify the bond conditions of Kyle Rittenhouse, who is facing homicide charges in the death of two men during protests last August, according to a motion filed by the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday.The office is requesting that Rittenhouse be prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol or being in any establishment that serves it; be prohibited from making any public display of any "white power" or "white supremacy" signs, symbols, or hand gestures; and not have any contact with any known militia members or members of any violent white power/white supremacist groups including the group identified as the "Proud Boys."The 17-year-old is out on a $2 million bail after being arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Kenosha. Rittenhouse is alleged to have been in the midst of protests that had broken out in the Wisconsin city over...
    Researchers at Ohio State University say that they’ve discovered two new coronavirus variants that are likely to have originated in the U.S., numerous sources reported. The new variant carries a mutation identical to the U.K. strain, which is more contagious and has been detected in several states, a statement from The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center said. The variant likely originated in the U.S. and is classified as COH.20G/501Y. It was discovered in a patient in Ohio. BREAKING: Researchers at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new strain of COVID-19. https://t.co/cmYi67WSiR — Enquirer (@Enquirer) January 13, 2021 The researchers also report the evolution of another U.S. strain with three new mutations. The “Columbus strain” was the dominant virus in the city in late December and into January, and includes gene mutations “not previously seen together in SARS-CoV2.” “This new Columbus strain has the same genetic...
    A mother of an eight-year-old boy and her boyfriend have been arrested for the child’s gruesome murder in Texas, Fox News reported. Leslie Curtis, 29, and her boyfriend Codie McCroy, 30, have been charged with Capital Murder, the Irving Police Department announced in an information release. Please see the attached media release for the Capital Murder arrest of Codie McCrory and Leslie Curtis for the death of her son, Delmor Best-Curtis. pic.twitter.com/G0gD54kWLk — Irving Police Dept. (@IrvingPD) January 11, 2021 Irving Police Department officers found the boy, Delmor Best-Curtis, lying “unresponsive” on a bed at the Magnuson Hotel on Friday after responding to an unconscious person call, the release says. “Officers quickly observed bruising, cuts, burns and bite marks all over the victim’s body,” an affidavit said, according to Fox News. “The victim had blood on his head, facial swelling and an obviously broken arm,” the obtained affidavit added....
    Rep. Jason CrowJason Crow'I saw my life flash before my eyes': An oral history of the Capitol attack Overnight Defense: National Guard boosts DC presence ahead of inauguration | Lawmakers demand probes into troops' role in Capitol riot | Financial disclosures released for Biden Pentagon nominee Duckworth demands Pentagon investigate whether troops participated in Capitol riots MORE (D-Colo.) said Republicans he spoke with on Tuesday evening wept and told him they fear their personal safety as they weigh whether to vote in favor of impeachment of President TrumpDonald TrumpGrowing number of GOP lawmakers say they support impeachment YouTube temporarily bars uploading of new content on Trump's channel House passes measure calling on Pence to remove Trump MORE this week.  "The majority of them are paralyzed with fear," Crow said Wednesday on MSNBC. "I had a lot of conversations with my Republican colleagues last night. A couple of them actually broke down in tears,...
    A MUM-OF-SIX has revealed how trolls tell her she looks "haggard" and say they feel sorry for her kids, but she won't let it stop her glamming up online. Former police officer Claire Barratt, 41, from Hull, has grown a huge TikTok fan base over the past 12 months, with 3.6 million likes. 10Mum-of-six Claire Barratt is hugely popular on TikTokCredit: claireabellafounder/instagram 10Pictured with her youngest, Claire insists she's 'very low maintenance' because of her kidsCredit: claireabellafounder/instagram Some of her most popular videos include those of her saying she gets mistaken for her 22-year-old son's sister or going from "scruffy to glam" in seconds, but not all the reaction's been positive. "I get a lot of people saying ‘you shouldn’t be dressed like that at 41’, the biggest one is ‘I feel sorry for your children’ or 'they must be so embarrassed'," the handbag designer tells Fabulous. "That doesn’t...
    Healthcare workers administer free Covid-19 tests to people in their cars in the parking lot of the Columbus West Family Health and Wellness Center in Columbus, Ohio on November 19, 2020.Stephen Zenner | AFP | Getty Images Researchers in Ohio said Wednesday that they've discovered two new variants of the coronavirus that likely originated in the U.S. — one of which quickly became the dominant strain in Columbus, Ohio over a three-week period in late December and January. Like strain first detected in the U.K., the U.S. mutations appear to make Covid-19 more contagious but do not seem like they will diminish the effectiveness of the vaccine, researchers said. The Ohio State University researchers have not yet published their full findings, but said a non-peer-reviewed study is forthcoming. They said in a press release that the new variant has three gene mutations "not previously seen together in" the coronavirus....
    A growing number of Republicans are announcing their plans to support impeaching President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse GOP leader tells members to quit spreading lies on riot, antifa DC attorney general says Trump Organization improperly paid K bill incurred during inauguration 70K QAnon Twitter accounts suspended in the wake of Capitol riot MORE for inciting a violent mob at the Capitol last week. House Republican Conference Chair Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyRepublicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Wave of companies cut off donations — much of it to GOP Davis: Impeaching Trump: Four reasons not to do so, and one reason why we must MORE (R-Wyo.), Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerRepublicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Democrats, GOP face defining moments after Capitol riot Sunday shows - Capitol siege, Trump future dominate MORE (R-Ill.) and Tuesday Group Co-Chairs John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoRepublicans gauge support for Trump impeachment US intel agencies blame Russia...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters put their lives on the line every day, and the risks of their jobs are ramped up even more during the coronavirus pandemic. But hundreds of Chicago firefighters who got COVID-19 said they were stunned when they were told it is not considered an on-the-job illness. They told CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov it impacts their pay and medical bills – and they’re fighting it. Chicago firefighters and paramedics are usually the first to help victims of violence, fires, and since March of 2020, COVID-19 patients. The Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 said more than 1,000 CFD members have gotten COVID, and three department members have died from it. Yet union leaders said the Chicago Fire Department still classifies COVID-19 as a non-duty injury. “The only three who are considered duty in the eyes of the Chicago Fire Department are the three who have...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — With the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 over the past several weeks, some educators in Baltimore are worried about safety inside school buildings. A car rally is set to begin outside Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters Tuesday night. Teachers, parents and staff attending Tuesday’s rally say they simply don’t feel safe going back inside classrooms and feel their concerns around a rushed reopening plan have been largely brushed aside. At 6 p.m., Baltimore city public schools staff, parents and community members are planning to gather surrounding city public schools headquarters to rally in their cars for safe schools. The event is organized by the Baltimore teachers union COVID-19 task force and is part of a National Day of Action for safe schools. The teachers union said now is not the time to force staff and students into buildings without proper ventilation or PPE. They are demanding that no...
    Hundreds of jobless people wait outside the Kentucky Career Center for help with their unemployment claims on June 19 in Frankfort, Kentucky.John Sommers II/Getty Images As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office on Jan. 20, one of his first priorities is getting $2,000 stimulus checks approved. A third round of higher payments looked like a sure thing after Democrats won both Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia last week. That was until Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he may oppose the payments. His message: "If the next round of stimulus checks goes out, they should be targeted to those who need it." Other Democrats may still be deciding whether the checks should be a priority, Brian Gardner, chief Washington policy strategist at Stifel, wrote in an analyst note. More from Personal Finance:You may have to apply for some extra unemployment benefitsThe unemployment labyrinth may have killed this musician's...
    Protestors outside of The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas on April 25, 2020. Dave Creaney/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Texas state Rep. Kyle Biedermann, a Republican, says he will introduce the bill for a referendum as early as this week on whether Texas should assert its independence from the United States. The notion, which has been batted around Texas for generations, looms much larger now in the wake of the violence in the U.S. Capitol by a virulent mob that attacked police and stormed Congress. While baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election have sowed discord in the country, advocates of a "Texit" insist the effort is not about Trump. "It's being dismissed as a fringe phenomena, until the moment where it surprises everybody and becomes mainstream," said Richard Kreitner, a secession expert. "I think it's going to be the story of the 2020s." Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Mark Levin and Dan Bongino both said that media reports claiming they and other conservative radio show hosts were told by broadcasting company Cumulus Media to stop talking about a stolen election on-air or be fired were false, as neither was contacted by the company. “The story is not 75% bulls--t, it's 100% bulls--t. I don't even work for Cumulus. I don't even know who Brian Phillips is. I've never even heard of him. The email was never sent to me or anyone on my show,” Bongino told the Washington Examiner, saying Cumulus only sells ad slots on his show. "Even if I got that email, I wouldn't have listened to it,” he added. “I talk about whatever I want, when I want, how I want.” On Monday, outlets across the nation reported that Cumulus Media had told conservative hosts that they could no longer speak about...
    Condé Nast had big plans for podcasts in 2020. It launched its new, eponymous podcast network and three initial shows — The Pitchfork Review, Get Wired, and In Vogue — this summer with an initial presentation at the NewFronts conference for media buyers. But by the end of December, most of the people who created and worked on those new shows were no longer employed by the company. In a statement today, 11 former Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE) contract producers and editors allege the company mishandled their employment, outsourced their work to additional contractors, and, generally, bungled the network through mismanagement. “We believe that Condé Nast could have a bright future in audio,” they write. “However, we don’t foresee success for this or any audio initiative that doesn’t respect its producers, editors, engineers, or the creative work they’re making.” The producers and editors who built these shows were brought on...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, they’ll be ready. The inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will be held on the same risers in the same spot at the U.S. Capitol where a violent, pro-Trump mob descended last week. But the two events aren’t even comparable from a security standpoint, said Michael Plati, U.S. Secret Service special agent in charge, who is leading the inauguration security. The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event,” which clears the way for communication, funding and preparation between multiple agencies in Washington, like the Capitol Police, Pentagon, Homeland Security and District-area police. Other such events are the State of the Union, the Super Bowl and the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Last week’s rally turned violent siege was viewed as a free speech event in the days before, despite multiple warnings about the potential for violence from right-wing extremist groups. Egged on by President...
              A Democrat member of the U.S. Congress said Monday that she believes that President Donald J. Trump committed high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of impeachment, but did not say what those crimes were. Calling it a “solemn moment,” Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI-11) said that Congress will try to get Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump. “If [Pence] doesn’t, we are going to move forward with impeachment,” Stevens said in an interview with Detroit’s WDIV. “I know many people see impeachment as political, but I take the oath very seriously as a member of Congress. You’re not a member of Congress if you’re not taking that oath, particularly to our Constitution, and reading through our Constitution, particularly our 14th Amendment, section three ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’ things that are on the table here. We’ve got to bring some justice...
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you’re a dentist, then you do a job that’s about as face-to-face as it gets, yet the state has placed them at the very bottom of Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination list. Dentists say they should have access to the vaccine now. “We’re working eight inches from the person’s nose and mouth, and that’s exactly where the virus comes from,” said Dr. Peter Kulka of Hanover. He has spent thousands of dollars to COVID-proof his office but there’s still no really safe way to perform dentistry right now. “We’re working with a high-speed drill and we generate aerosols that are up and around almost like a cloud all around us. And in those aerosols are those viruses,” he said. Dentists are listed behind harbormasters on the state’s vaccine distribution list. “We’re just sitting ducks,” said Dr. Sandra Cove, “it’s just a matter of time before...
    President Donald Trump's approval rating sits at 33 per cent after Wednesday's Capitol Hill riot - tying with the lowest of his presidency.  A new Quinnipiac poll, conducted after the attack, found that 53 per cent of voters believe the president should resign for inciting the MAGA riot.  A slightly lower number, 52 per cent, said he should be removed from office.   A majority of voters told Quinnipiac that they believed President Donald Trump was responsbile for Wednesday's violence on Capitol Hill. Fifty-three per cent said Trump should resign from office, with just nine days left, 52 per cent said he should be removed  President Donald Trump's supporters are trying to push through the police line on Capitol Hill Wednesday. Afterward, Americans rewarded Trump with a 33 per cent approval rating, tying with the lowest marks he's had in his four year presidency  Trump has just nine days left in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has begun investigating after police shot and wounded a woman they said brandished a gun in Lawndale over the weekend. The incident happened at 3 p.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue. COPA said three Chicago Police officers from the Community Safety Team spotted a vehicle with two men and a woman inside that was illegally parked in a tow zone. Officers talked with the people and asked them to get out of the car. The two men did get out, but the woman did not, CPA said. When one officer kept talking with the woman, she brandished a gun – and two officers thus fired their weapons, COPA said. The woman was struck several times and her condition had been stabilized by Monday, COPA said. Earlier preliminary information supplied by police Supt. David Brown at an unrelated...
    Dave Decker A recent report from the Washington Post says local law enforcement departments in California, Washington state, and Texas are “among those that have announced investigations into their officers based on tips, social media posts and other evidence. The Post added that “more officers could be identified as evidence emerges in the coming days," but for now, it appears that none of those officers will be from Tampa Bay. On Monday, spokespeople at three local agencies—St. Petersburg Police plus Pinellas and Hillsborough Sheriffs—told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that there’s been no indication that their officers took part in last week’s insurrection at the Capitol or traveled to Washington D.C. for Trump’s Stop the Steal Rally. “The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is unaware of any employees traveling to the Capitol,” Corporal Chuck Skipper, Public Information Officer at Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, wrote in an email, “and we have no further...
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    (CNN)Yesenia Lara spoke to her uncle on the phone nearly every day until May 1. Raul Rodriguez, 61, who was in a Texas county jail after a DUI conviction, had struggled with alcoholism but was a loving man who was "outgoing, always laughing," she said.He told her there were about 15 to 20 other inmates in his cell and that they cut up shirts to use as face masks. He mentioned his throat hurt. And then she didn't hear from him again. A little more than two weeks after their last conversation, she said authorities notified her family he had died of Covid-19. "My uncle was a strong man," Lara said. "He still had life in him. And I feel like that was just taken from him."Raul RodriguezRodriguez is one among hundreds of thousands of people who have been infected with Covid-19 inside the country's jails and prisons -- and...
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of stealing an unmarked police vehicle following a crash on a Southern California freeway was arrested after he ran into an apartment complex, authorities said. Gunfire was exchanged after the suspect gained control of the Corona police SUV following the crash Saturday afternoon on State Route 91, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported. Nobody was hurt in the shootout. The suspect was involved in the earlier collision and left his crumpled car behind as he drove away in the SUV, said Riverside Police Officer Ryan Railsback. Police tracked the man to an apartment complex, where he barricaded himself inside before being arrested, the newspaper reported. The suspect wasn’t immediately identified. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. It was unclear whether the police SUV was involved in the collision.
            by Mary Margaret Olohan  National security officials who work for President Donald Trump are being snubbed by potential future employers and compared to “Hitler Youth” days before president-elect Joe Biden will take office, Politico reported. Seven former and current officials spoke with Politico and detailed their job search heading out of the Trump administration. A number of high ranking Trump administration officials resign over the president’s part in the storming of the United States Capitol building Wednesday. National security officials who work for this administration are being snubbed by potential employers, told they would be a “liability” and are being compared to the "Hitler Youth" https://t.co/wtF9Va53JX @laraseligman — Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) January 8, 2021 “I’ve had conversations with people who’ve worked on the national security teams, many who are career intelligence officers, who are concerned about what happens next,” said former Homeland Security and White House official...
    Insurgents enter the Senate chamber Wednesday, hunting for people to attack and stuff to wreck or steal. The right-wing insurgent assault on the nation’s Capitol—with its calls for lynching the vice president, the killing of a police officer, the beatings, the thefts, and the vandalism, all directed at smashing democracy and incited by Donald Trump—has kicked the needle of the Democratic anger gauge deep into the red zone. The outrage has persuaded 189 House Democrats to publicly support impeachment and sparked some unusually furious responses to Republicans trying to downplay the gravity of the attack. For instance, here’s the representative from Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district giving the junior senator from Texas F-bombed advice to stop spreading manure on Twitter: xDear @tedcruz - Just stop. You know better. I know you know better. It’s not a fucking game. 5 people were killed. What the fuck is it going to take for you to end this shit? How many more 20-yr...
    SUPPORTERS of Donald Trump have lashed out at Mike Pence after the vice president publicly defied him. Rioters appeared to scream "hang Mike Pence" during the Capitol riots after President Trump blamed the "furious" VP for not blocking Joe Biden's win. 4Rioters storm the Capitol on January 6Credit: AFP or licensors Did Trump supporters say they wanted to hang Mike Pence? Video shared on social media from a livestream during the Capitol riots on January 6 appeared to show demonstrators calling for the vice president to be "hanged." "Hang Mike Pence! Hang Mike Pence!" crowds at the Capitol in Washington, DC, appeared to yell. The apparent chants came after Trump repeatedly called for Pence to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the winner - but the VP said he would not do so. Republican Sen Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma told Tulsa World ahead of the riots that Pence was outraged at Trump's calls to block...
    (CNN)It's been almost five months since Jacob Blake was shot in the back seven times by Officer Rusten Sheskey. Sheskey, a White officer, shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, while responding to a domestic incident on August 23, 2020. Blake survived the shooting but was left paralyzed from the waist down. No charges were brought against Sheskey, or for the other two officers involved in the incident, the district attorney in Kenosha, Wisconsin, said Tuesday. Kenosha echoes nations divide over race and police after officer who shot Jacob Blake wont face chargesThe announcement, local activists say, further deflated any hopes of change in the lakeside city that already had tension with law enforcement, even before Blake's shooting. "The city of Kenosha has failed the city of Kenosha," said Gregory Bennett Jr., founder of the activist organization Peace in the Streets Kenosha Inc. "Kenosha doesn't love the citizens the way the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — As coronavirus vaccine distribution gets underway in California, local independent pharmacies are feeling left out, wondering why they’ve been unable to receive vaccine doses as quickly as corporate companies. “The love that they show to us is awesome. These people know me, they know my name, what I’m prescribed they know my health issues,” Emoni Rashad said. Rashad has been a client of Pucci’s Pharmacy for years and says that’s the kind of family relationship they have with all their customers. “We know their allergies, we know their doctor, we know how to notify them if there are any problems,” Pharmacist Clint Hopkins, co-owner of Pucci’s Pharmacy, said. Hopkins explains they could make the process of vaccine distribution much more efficient. Pucci’s Pharmacy was approved by the CDC, state and local health departments to receive vaccines weeks ago, but for now, their freezers remain empty. “It is...
    President-elect Joe Biden said on Friday that Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., should be "flat beaten" in their next elections for their part in spreading "the big lie," a term the senators said was an effort to cast them as Nazis.  "I think they should just be flat beaten the next time they run," Biden said in remarks Friday, when asked if the pair of senators should resign. Other Democrats have called on Cruz, to give up his seat.  Biden said Republicans such as Cruz and Hawley made up a minority of the party.  "The American public has a real good clear look at who they are," Biden said. "They’re part of the big lie, the big lie."  "The Big Lie" was a term coined in Nazi Germany. "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it," Joseph Goebbels,...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The COVID-19 vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel for this pandemic. But there are many people who don't trust the vaccine.In a show of unity, local community leaders are committing to building trust with the people in South Los Angeles.Like so many, behavior therapist Elvis DeJesus was weary of the new COVID-19 vaccines."I was a little bit hesitant," he said.But since he works with special needs students, he came to St. John's Well Child and Family Center to get his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine."We are now vaccinating 600 healthcare workers a day and we are prepared to vaccinate hundreds of thousands of people in South L.A.," said Jim Mangia, president and CEO of St. John's Well Child & Family Center.Mangia said the virus has ravaged the families of essential workers who live in the areas he serves."From the beginning of...
    Opinion: The vaccines are the best news we can hope for Coronavirus updates: With new daily death record, an American dies every 21 seconds; Arizona deemed hot spot of the world Amazon Shoppers Say They ‘Instantly Fell in Love’ with This Long Hooded Cardigan If you've been living in sweats for the past several months, use the new year as an excuse to get back in the habit of wearing "real" clothes. Now, we're not saying you should immediately swap out your leggings and sweatshirts for jeans and blouses, but adding a few sweaters to your rotation could help lift your spirits as we continue to stay home.  © Provided by People Amazon To make that wardrobe transition easier for you, we found the perfect starting point: the Goodthreads Hooded Longline Cardigan. Made from a super soft acrylic and wool blend, this sweater is basically an elevated version of...
    House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress affirms Biden win after rioters terrorize Capitol Third House lawmaker tests positive for COVID-19 this week West Virginia legislator livestreams himself joining mob at Capitol: report MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerCongress affirms Biden win after rioters terrorize Capitol Cori Bush introduces legislation to sanction, remove all House members who supported election challenges Pelosi and Schumer call on Trump to demand all protesters leave Capitol MORE (D-N.Y.) said on Thursday evening that Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceCongress affirms Biden win after rioters terrorize Capitol GOP senators blame Trump after mob overruns Capitol Officials discussing 25th Amendment for Trump following violence at Capitol MORE has not yet returned their call, after they reached out to discuss invoking the 25th Amendment.  “This morning, we placed a call to Vice President Pence to urge him to invoke the 25th Amendment which would allow the...
              ATLANTA, Georgia – Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, despite their connections to socialists and other members of the political left, told Georgians this week that they will act in all state residents’ best interests. Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s website reported that, with 100 percent of the vote collected, incumbent U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) lost to Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. Perdue got 49.79 percent of the vote, or 2,195,755 votes. Ossoff got 50.21 percent or 2,214,178 votes. Incumbent U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), meanwhile, got 49.37 percent of the vote, or 2,177,226 votes. Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock got 50.63 percent of the vote or 2,232,804 votes. Warnock, in a video he uploaded to his Facebook page, said he is “going to the Senate to work for all of Georgia no matter who you cast your vote for.” “We were told that...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Sens. Loeffler, Daines, Braun shift, say they won’t object to Biden electors after pro-Trump attack on Capitol. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    BOSTON (CBS) — After protesters stormed the Capitol Building on Wednesday, Congress reconvened at 8 p.m. to finish certifying the states’ electoral vote counts. Before the Capitol Building was fully cleared of the protesters on Wednesday, many local lawmakers, who had been removed to a safe space, were signifying a willingness to return to business as soon as the building had been cleared. We cannot allow the actions of domestic terrorists to undermine the peaceful transition of power in our country. Americans picked a new president who wants to save lives, save our economy, and save our democracy. The certification of this election must resume immediately. — Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) January 6, 2021 Supporters of President Donald Trump pushed through barricades outside the Capitol and made their way inside the building Wednesday afternoon shortly after Mr. Trump gave a speech once again falsely claiming to have won a second...
    Sen. Josh Hawley is being branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they stormed the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesday afternoon.   Hawley was the first U.S. senator who said he would join a group of House Republicans to object to Electoral College results in key swing states - a process that had commenced when rioters broke into and ransacked the Capitol for several hours.  Hawley, Sen. Ted Cruz and the other dozen U.S. senators who had planned to object - which would delay the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win for hours - have still not said whether they planned to give it up on the heels of the Capitol attack.   Sen. Josh Hawley has been branded a traitor for his clinched-fist salute to President Donald Trump's supporters before they clashed with police and stormed the U.S. Capitol  Former Republican National Committee Chairman...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Norma Shulman said it was a “sacred honor” when she was certified as one of Massachusetts’ 11 electors who cast their votes at the Statehouse on December 14. But it’s an honor she feels has been upended by President Trump in his effort to overturn the results of the election that she believes has set a dangerous precedent, even touching off an uprising at the U.S. Capitol. Massachusetts electors cast their 11 votes on December 14. (WBZ-TV) “It’s telling people that if things don’t go the way they like, they can disrupt and they can take advantage of everyone else,” said Shulman. Elector Thomas Larkin calls it “irregular and dysfunctional,” saying he pledged to cast his vote for the Biden/Harris ticket with the Massachusetts election results. “We were an important part of the process that was going to elect Joe Biden. The popular vote doesn’t elect Joe...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Northern California members of Congress are tweeting that they are sheltering and safe after protesters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday. Dozens of people reportedly broke through the security perimeters that were set up outside as lawmakers were set to affirm President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Some protesters could be seen inside the Senate chamber. UNITED STATES – JANUARY 6: Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., and other members take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Other protesters roamed the halls and chanted “Trump won that election.” Congressional leaders have been whisked to safety. Several lawmakers from Northern California have tweeted out statements about the situation. My staff and I are safe. The storming of the U.S. Capitol is dangerous and disgusting and needs to stop, immediately....
    Jacob Blake’s family said they want to go before Congress after no charges were filed against the Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer who shot and crippled Blake in August. “Now our battle must go in front of the Congress, it must go in front of the Senate,” his father Jacob Blake Sr. said Tuesday, according to CNN. “We’re gonna protest right into the offices. We’re gonna go see Nancy [Pelosi] first… then we’ll go see the Senate ’til we’re seen, ’til we’re heard.” Bishop Tavis Grant, the national field director of Rainbow Push, a progressive non-profit, said, “We’re going to be proactive and not reactive. Those who want to take to arms have failed at realizing civil rights has not been about taking lives, it’s been about saving lives.” Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley on Tuesday announced that no officers involved in the shooting of Blake would face criminal charges...
    Brands that make clothes you can wear for years Michael Jordan: Career retrospective Florida Georgia Lines Tyler Hubbard & Brian Kelley Releasing Solo Projects But Say They Arent Breaking Up © John Shearer/Getty Images for Florida Georgia Line They're not calling it quits. Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly are opening up about the future of their band and their upcoming solo projects. The country music stars shared a recording of a lengthy Zoom call to Twitter on Jan. 1, and the pair tried to be "transparent" regarding their musical endeavors for the benefit of their fans. The artists explained that they've been working on solo projects outside of the band, and wanted to address their forthcoming projects before rumors spread claiming that they were planning on splitting up as a duo. "We want to make sure that our truth is out there for you guys and our...
    An organization known as "ShutDownDC" drew national scrutiny on Tuesday after a tense encounter outside the home of Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., led the lawmaker to refer to the far-left group’s membership as "Antifa scumbags." Hawley accused members of the group of vandalism and making threats against his family during a protest outside his Washington, D.C.-area home. ShutDownDC said it had staged an "hour-long vigil" in order to "demand that he drop his baseless contestation of the 2020 presidential election results." HAWLEY SAYS ‘ANTIFA SCUMBAGS’ THREATENED HIS FAMILY AT THEIR HOME IN DC The senator described the protestors as "Antifa scumbags" in a series of scathing tweets following the incident. In response, the group tweeted that its members are "absolutely and unapologetically anti-fascists." Hawley was the first Republican senator to declare his intent to object to the Electoral College’s vote results.  ShutDown DC was founded in 2019 "to respond to the Youth...
    PHOTO VIA SENATORRUBIOPRESS/TWITTERAmid increasing pressure from outgoing President Donald Trump, Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are staying tight-lipped on how they will vote Wednesday when Congress is set to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election.  The Florida senators’ stance on Trump’s ongoing effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory could have far-reaching political consequences in Florida, a state solidly in Republican control. Presidential electors throughout the country certified their state election results in December, all but dissolving Republicans’ hopes that Trump still had a path to the 270 electoral votes required for him to win a second term. Florida’s electors met on Dec. 14, delivering the state’s 29 votes to Trump in a largely ceremonial meeting that went off smoothly. Biden ultimately secured 306 electoral votes but a controversy is brewing in Washington, D.C., as Wednesday’s vote looms. Both Rubio and Scott have presidential...
    Washington — As the House and Senate prepare to gather in a joint session on Wednesday to tally electoral votes and affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, the number of GOP senators rejecting an effort by their fellow Republicans to challenge some states' results is swelling. A slew of senators announced Tuesday they will not join the objections expected from their Republican colleagues to the electoral votes cast for Mr. Biden in several battleground states, bringing the number of Republicans expected to support the counting of those votes to at least 20. Among those who announced their decision not to bless the efforts from their fellow Republicans are Senators Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jerry Moran of Kansas and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma. "As I read the Constitution, there is no constitutionally viable means for the Congress to overturn an election wherein the states have certified and sent their electors," Scott...
    The family of seven children and a mother killed in head-on crash have paid tribute to their loved ones saying they will 'miss their endless giggles and infectious smiles'.  Posting to GoFundMe pages the grieving relatives named those who lost their lives as Gabriela Verdin, Brooke Pulido, Giada Pulido, Jonah Pulido, Mia Pulido, Daniella Ayala, Camila Ayala, and Anthony Ayala.  The names of those who died in the crash in Central California on New Year's Day have not been confirmed by the Fresno County Medical Examiner's Office.  In a statement to DailyMail.com the family said: 'We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our beloved family members. Gaby, Brooke, Giada, Jonah, Mia, Daniella, Camila, and Anthony will always remain an integral part of our lives.  'We will forever miss the endless giggles, the love for life and adventure, and their infectious smiles. We will continue to work with the authorities as they...
    Almost half of patients suffering from 'long Covid' may be left unable to fully return to work six months after their infection, a study suggests. Victims were most likely to still be plagued with fatigue, 'brain fog' or feeling unwell after attempting minor physical exercise. Long Covid strikes one in ten under-50s who are infected with Covid-19, according estimates. But studies have suggested women are 50 per cent more likely to suffer with persistent symptoms than men. Experts warn the NHS could face crippling demand from long Covid patients when the pandemic comes to an end, given that millions of Britons have already caught the disease.  Scientists have revealed that the risk of suffering symptoms of coronavirus for long Covid patients drops over time, but that many may be unable to return to work for six months 'I really hope that I go back to my normal self': Nursery...
    A Wisconsin hospital pharmacist who is an admitted conspiracy theorist told police he intentionally tried to spoil hundreds of doses of the coronavirus vaccine because he believed the shots would hurt people by mutating their DNA, court documents say.  Police in Grafton, about 20 miles north of Milwaukee, arrested Advocate Aurora Health pharmacist Steven Brandenburg last week after 57 vials of the Moderna vaccine were removed from refrigeration, which officials say contained enough doses to inoculate more than 500 people. Charges are still pending as prosecutors are awaiting additional information from investigators, the Grafton Police Department said in a press release issued Tuesday.  "He’d formed this belief they were unsafe," Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol said Monday during a virtual hearing.  Charges are still pending against Steven Brandenburg, shown above. (Ozaukee County Sheriff/AP) CLICK HERE FOR FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE  A detective wrote in a probable cause statement that Brandenburg, 46, is an admitted conspiracy theorist and that he told investigators he intentionally tried to ruin...
    Brian Mast, Byron Donalds, Kat CammackPhotos via House.orgThree of Florida’s Republican Representatives signaled in the past 24 hours that they will vote against certifying Electoral College results. Reps. Kat Cammack and Byron Donalds both appeared on Fox & Friends on Monday and said they will challenge the vote total. Members of the Electoral College met last month and cast votes based on each state’s election for President, with Democrat Joe Biden defeating Republican President Donald Trump with 306 electoral votes to 232. But Cammack said she won’t accept that outcome and suggested without evidence that six states had too many election irregularities. She argued the Constitution required Congress to reject results when state lawmakers fail to address issues. “We saw this in six states in particular where the courts made decisions, not the state legislatures, about their electoral process,” she said. Donalds also appeared on the network to argue why Congress should not certify Biden’s win. He issued a statement on New Year’s...
    A BRITISH couple have said they avoided the coronavirus pandemic by moving to a tiny island just days before the UK went into lockdown. Luke and Sarah Flanagan moved to Owey Island off the west coast of County Donegal in Ireland on March 14 last year - about one week before coronavirus restrictions were introduced. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 8Luke and Sarah Flanagan moved to Owey Island in March last yearCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 8The small island is located off the west coast of County Donegal in IrelandCredit: SWNS:South West News Service The pair wanted to enjoy a slower pace of life - and had no idea of what they were going to avoid by moving to the island. After moving to Owey Island, Luke, 34, and Sarah, 36, managed to remain isolated and completely avoid the Covid-19 pandemic. The...