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    The Virginia General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session today. As a result of strong lobbying efforts by NRA and its members, along with other Second Amendment supporters, no legislation was even filed to ban commonly-owned firearms or magazines this session, despite that having been the centerpiece of the 2020 gun ban agenda. In addition, persistent lobbying by NRA all the way through today ensured that House Bill 2276 and Senate Bill 1250 did not leave the General Assembly, and are dead for the session. House Bill 2276 would have ended the centuries-old practice of manufacturing firearms for personal use by imposing requirements that far exceed those in federal law. It would have prohibited private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by hobbyists to make their own firearms, as well as possessing firearms without serial numbers that are currently legal. Senate Bill 1250 would have prohibited shooting...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that President Joe Biden wanted an independent investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) over sexual harassment allegations by two former aides. Psaki said, “President Biden has been consistent that he believes that every woman should be heard, should be treated with respect and with dignity. Charlotte should be treated with respect and dignity. So should Lindsey. There should be an independent review looking into these allegations, and that’s certainly something he supports and we believe should move forward as quickly as possible.” She added, “There should be an independent review of these allegations. They’re serious. It was hard to read that story as a woman, and that process should move forward as quickly as possible, and that’s something we all support and the president supports.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
    The United States prepares a report that in 100 days will account for a revaluation of the country’s strategic global supply chains, with the objective that the country is not vulnerable again after production shortages, commercial disruptions, natural disasters or potential actions of foreign rivals and adversaries, according to White House spokesperson Jen Psaki. Do you hear us? Due to the pandemic, and therefore stoppage of activities in production centers in China and Mexico (the two main trading partners of the US), in addition to the heavy snowfall in recent days, industries such as electronics, electrical, automotive and technology were affected its supply of raw materials for production and thus offer finished products to consumers. During the meeting, Tatiana Clouthier commented that the North American trade agreement, TMEC, is a “great tool” for post-COVID-19 recovery. At the virtual meeting, “Secretary Clouthier conveyed the commitment of the...
    USWNT starters stand for the national anthem before Sunday's game. Alex Menendez/ Getty Images USWNT players have agreed to stand for the pregame national anthem moving forward. The majority of the team's starters have taken a knee during the anthem since late last year. USWNT star Crystal Dunn explained the players' decision while speaking to reporters on Sunday: Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After months of kneeling, all 11 players in the US Women's National Team's starting lineup on Sunday chose to stand during the pregame playing of the national anthem. All but three USWNT starters kneel before their 2021 SheBelieves Cup game against Canada. AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack Ever since the death of George Floyd and the subsequent reckoning with race relations across the United States, the majority of USWNT starters began taking a knee during the "Star Spangled Banner." The gesture was...
    TRENTON, New Jersey -- A bill in the New Jersey Legislature aimed at breaking up a logjam delaying marijuana legalization legislation got approval in a state Senate committee on Friday, setting up additional votes on Monday.The bill's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Nicholas Scutari, said in an interview he thinks the legislation has enough support to pass Monday. That's when Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy faces a deadline to act on different legislation already on his desk to legalize the recreational marijuana market for people 21 and over. Another bill on his desk also facing a deadline decriminalizes marijuana.The legislation that advanced Friday addresses underage possession of alcohol and marijuana, which can only lawfully be used by those 21 and older.Specifically, the new legislation would make underage possession or consumption of alcohol or marijuana subject to a written warning on the first violation. Second violations would carry a written warning as well, along...
    New York's top Republican state assemblyman wants to set up a bipartisan impeachment commission against Gov. Andrew Cuomo over his mishandling of coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes. "I don’t know how close we are to impeachment, but, what we are calling for is an impeachment commission, a bipartisan commission made up of eight members - four Republicans, four Democrats - to investigate if there were any crimes committed by the governor with his cover-up of the nursing home deaths in New York State," Assemblyman Will Barclay told "The Faulkner Focus" on Friday. Barclay said the bipartisan impeachment commission would have "60 days to investigate and then give the report to the state legislature." "And if there's something there, the assembly can move for articles of impeachment. All you need is a majority vote to do that. And then it would go to the Senate or a trial where they would need...
    By Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump's acquittal on charges of inciting a deadly attack on the U.S Capitol left Democrats and Republicans deeply divided on Sunday even as Washington seeks to move on with Democratic President Joe Biden's political agenda. The Senate trial concluded on Saturday with a 57-43 vote in favor of convicting the Republican former president, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to do so. Seven Republicans joined the Senate's 48 Democrats and two independents in favor of conviction. The trial has left lawmakers and the country they represent in a continued state of political discord. The Capitol building and the White House both remain barricaded from the public. Biden appealed for unity to "heal this uncivil war and heal the very soul of our nation," saying each American had a duty and a responsibility to defend the truth. "This...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Dozens of teachers and support staff on Chicago’s West Side received their first COVID-19 vaccinations on Saturday. They work with The Hand Club For Kids and Moving Everest Charter School in the Austin neighborhood. RELATED: Caught On Video: Dispute Over Gyms Mask Policy Turns Ugly As Guest Shoves Trainer Loretto Hospital health care workers administered the shots. Some teachers said they had been a bit concerned about getting inoculated, but believed doing so was the right thing to do. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Sunday Could Be Coldest Valentines Day On Record “It’s not just for us. It’s for others with whom we come into contact; family, others who have not been vaccinated yet. So it’s a step for self, but it’s also a step for community,” said one man who was vaccinated. “I was always apprehensive about it from the beginning, but when this opportunity came, I said...
    The former heavyweight kingpin, Deontay Wilder, succumbed to one of the most brutal defeats last year. It was his first career loss after hanging around the sport with a decorated run. Until today, the ‘Bronze Bomber’ hasn’t forgotten that defeat as it affected him significantly. But, a fellow heavyweight contender, Charles Martin, recently shared a piece of advice for the Alabama native. Talking to Fight Hype, he said, “Just put all of that loss and stuff behind man. You got to move forward. You know that’s the only way you can get your strength back.” Martin asserted Wilder needs to work on his flecks, and that can only happen if he owns up to his mistakes. Fans too would feel that Wilder needs to look back at the Tyson Fury fight, and ensure that he doesn’t suffer the same fate again on his comeback. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22:...
    White House meets with airline CEOs on COVID-19 travel issues Cuomo aide defends comments amid mounting criticism over New York’s handling of COVID in nursing homes Stimulus Check Update: House Clears the Way for Stimulus Checks and Advance Child Tax Credits to Move Forward © Provided by The Motley Fool Stimulus Check Update: House Clears the Way for Stimulus Checks and Advance Child Tax Credits to Move Forward © Getty Images The United States Capitol building in front of a pink sunset sky. The momentum behind President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief package continues to grow, with the House Ways and Means Committee approving several measures worth $593.5 billion late Thursday afternoon. These measures include financial support for Americans, who would receive direct payments, increased jobless aid, and early tax credits for children under the legislation. These measures are just one part of Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 package, elements of...
    A panel of New York State Assembly members voted Wednesday to move forward with a bill that would rename Donald J. Trump State Park in upstate New York. "Our parklands should be reflective of New Yorkers that we can be proud of, New Yorkers that have expressed our values,” Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, a Democratic sponsor of the bill, said about the plan. “There are a lot of other New Yorkers who are worthy of the honor of having a park named after themselves.” The state legislature's tourism committee voted 14-7 to advance the bill. The land was acquired by the state in 2006 when Trump donated it after first considering building a golf course on the property that never came to fruition. “This is my way of trying to give back,” Trump, a New York native, was reportedly quoted as saying at the time. Park Commissioner...
    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai opposition party on Wednesday submitted a proposal to amend the country's strict royal insult law, a potentially groundbreaking move that it said could ease political tension and improve freedom of expression amid anti-government protests. The proposed amendment by 44 lawmakers from the opposition Move Forward Party comes a day after four leaders of youth-led demonstrations were jailed pending trial under the royal insult law, known as lese majeste, which carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison. The move is significant in a country where criticising the king - who is revered among the military and many conservative Thais - has long been taboo and even talking about lese majeste can trigger a criminal charge. At least 58 activists have been charged with royal insult since November over protests where calls were made for reform of the monarchy and an end to military involvement...
    Bring on the Heat With the Best Heat-Protection Sprays for Your Strands The Utah Jazz are having arguably the top three-point shooting season ever This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon In 1997 Ad The Motley Fool Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Odyssey Blanket Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Rick Bowmer/AP/Shutterstock Paris Hilton credited with helping 'thousands' of abuse survivors 'heal' After her emotional testimony before the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee on Monday, Feb. 8, Paris Hilton is being credited with helping "thousands" of other abuse survivors to "heal." The hotel heiress has been speaking out about her traumatic experience at Provo Canyon School in the late '90s in the hopes of helping...
    The hearings for the second impeachment trial of former President Trump start on Tuesday and Republicans are making it clear, even before they're gaveled in, that they believe the result is predetermined.  "It's a partisan farce," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said of the impeachment effort on "Fox News Sunday." Paul added that he does not believe it's possible Trump will be convicted.  "Zero chance of conviction," Paul said when asked if he thinks there's a chance the Senate could meet the 67-vote threshold to convict Trump. "Forty-five Republicans have said it's not even a legitimate proceeding so it's really over before it starts. As far as witnesses, I think unlikely to be witnesses; if they do want witnesses, there's going to be so much evidence that the president had nothing to do with this." Indeed, Paul last month raised a point of order in the Senate alleging that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional. This...
    President Biden on Friday sent his strongest signal yet that he would move forward with his coronavirus relief proposal without Republican support, making the case for the need for his $1.9 trillion package by citing the January jobs report showing a weak economic recovery.  “I’d like to be doing it with the support of Republicans… but they’re just not willing to go as far as I think we have to go,” Biden said in prepared remarks from the State Dining Room at the White House. “If I have to choose between getting help right now to Americans who are hurting so badly and getting bogged down in a lengthy negotiation or compromising on a bill that’s up to the crisis, that’s an easy choice,” Biden said. “I’m going to help the American people that are hurting now.” Biden’s remarks came shortly after he wrapped a lengthy meeting with House Democrats...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a move Thursday to effectively extend this year's legislative session to its customary 46-day length after Republican lawmakers sought to cut it short. Northam signed a proclamation summoning lawmakers for a special session that would begin Wednesday. Technically, the annual session had been scheduled to end Thursday because Republicans limited the calendar to 30 days. Without the action from Northam, Democrats tackling a hefty list of issues, including marijuana legalization and COVID-19 relief efforts, could have been limited in what work had they time to finish. “People across our Commonwealth are facing tremendous challenges, and they expect their elected officials to deliver results. I look forward to continuing our work together to move Virginia forward," Northam said in a statement. House and Senate Republican leaders previously said that given the lengthy special session that took place last year, during which lawmakers...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – The El Dorado County 2021 Fair is moving ahead with scheduled dates in September. According to the El Dorado County Fair and Events Center, Fair CEO Jody Gray announced the event will take place from September 23-26 as the board and staff decided the usual June dates were too early for large gatherings as the COVID-19 vaccination process continues to develop. “We expect that by September the majority of the population will be vaccinated, and large gatherings will again be allowed,” Gray said in a news release on the announcement. “Not only do the fairgrounds need this Fair, but Our Community needs this Fair as a celebration and coming together.” In regard to a potentially reduced capacity due to COVID, Gray said the move would lose the fair “a momentous amount of money.” “We want to always be here for our community. 2020 was tough,” Gray said...
    President Biden believes former President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial must proceed as he tries to "heal the country" after his predecessor. "He was impeached by the House and it has to move forward, otherwise it makes a mockery of the system," Biden told People in an interview published Wednesday. "It's probably not likely to get 17 Republicans to change their view and convict on impeachment, but I think it's important that there be certain basic standards." Trump's defense team on Tuesday responded to the House Democratic impeachment case against him before his trial is scheduled to start next Tuesday before an evenly divided Senate. In their response to the trial summons, Trump's lawyers argue the process is unconstitutional because the former president is no longer in office. It also infringes on his right to free speech, they say. To convict Trump, 60 senators must agree with the single impeachment...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard day amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The vote requested the city attorney to prepare the ordinance and the chief legislative analyst to report on potential economic impacts of the ordinance and potential legal challenges.Long Beach recently enacted an emergency ordinance for $4 per hour in hazard pay, but it was challenged in court by the California Grocers Association. A hearing is scheduled on Feb. 19. In response to the salary boost, grocery company Kroger announced on Monday it will be shuttering two of its stores in Long Beach -- a Ralphs location and a Food 4 Less store.RELATED: Ralphs, Food 4 Less locations closing in Long Beach over 'hero pay'EMBED More News Videos Grocery...
    WASHINGTON -- Democrats in Congress and the White House have rejected a Republican pitch to split President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue plan into smaller chunks, with lawmakers appearing primed to muscle the sweeping economic and virus aid forward without GOP help.Despite Biden's calls for unity, Democrats said the stubbornly high unemployment numbers and battered U.S. economy leave them unwilling to waste time courting Republican support that might not materialize. They also don't want to curb the size and scope of a package that they say will provide desperately needed money to distribute the vaccine, reopen schools and send cash to American households and businesses.Biden has been appealing directly to Republican and Democratic lawmakers while signaling his priority to press ahead."We've got a lot to do, and the first thing we've got to do is get this COVID package passed," Biden said Thursday in the Oval Office.EMBED More News...
    Chief Judge Beryl Howell scorches Capitol riot suspects and keeps man who was in Pelosis office in jail Covid-19 relief bill: Democrats face their first big challenge to stay united with massive proposal SAG-AFTRA, PGA Say SoCal Film and TV Production Can Move Forward Los Angeles downtown skyline after sunrise The industry groups that recommended a production pause amid California’s COVID-19 surge in early January have lifted it. SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America and the Joint Policy Committee — the bargaining group that represents commercial advertisers and advertising agencies — have agreed that effective Feb. 1, filming is cleared to resume. Their new recommendation comes weeks after most major studios had already resumed at least some of their productions and just days after California Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the state’s regional stay-at-home order. The groups say that their recommendation is consistent with the expiration of the pause recommendation by the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver is working to remove all barriers to get people vaccinated. Health officials want to come to those in need if they can’t get to health officials as the vaccine rollout expands. (credit: CBS) “We are assembling and actually started to deploy vaccination outreach teams to reach communities that can’t reach us, and it’s not enough just to think about when we think about equity. It’s not enough just to think about having many, many sites that people can access, we need to be thinking about using venues that people are comfortable going to, and we need to think about the registration process,” said Denver Public Health and Environment director Bob McDonald. RELATED: Updated Colorado Counties COVID Vaccine Distribution Information McDonald also emphasized that no one needs to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine and health insurance is not needed to get a vaccine....
    Huge new The Young and the Restless spoilers tease that Elena finds herself stranded at Devon’s during an ice storm in Genoa City. The former couple spends the night together in the throes of passion, and when it’s over, they’re left wondering what to do about it. Actress Brytni Sarpy recently discussed the bombshell storyline with Soap Opera Digest. In the light of day, Elena wants to leave Devon’s (Bryton James) as quickly as she can after they slept together. She’d just started to recover from the trauma of losing Devon after she had a one night stand with Nate (Sean Dominic). “Elena is feeling like she’s put herself in another state of confusion. This complicates her attempts to move forward with Nate, and she knows it may cause more tough consequences. Rehashing those raw emotions doesn’t feel particularly good for her, as she has only just started to heal,”...
    Madison Summers January 28, 2021 0 Comments The Senate will move forward on more COVID-19 relief — with or without Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says. “The Senate, as early as next week, will begin the process of considering a very strong Covid relief bill,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Our preference is to make this important work bipartisan, to include input, ideas and revisions from our Republican colleagues.” He added, “But if our Republican colleagues decide to oppose this urgent and necessary legislation, we will have to move forward without them.” Schumer also indicated that he does not want to cut the package in a major way, calling that “irresponsible” to do so at “a time when the economy needs a boost.” Democratic lawmakers would have to use reconciliation to pass a coronavirus relief package without Republican support, The Hill notes. Schumer said on...
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The names of 44 schools in San Francisco will be eventually dropped and changed. The San Francisco School Board decided on Tuesday night that the people which have schools named after them have "ties to racism" or have "dishonorable legacies."Junipero Serra Elementary, Washington High School, Dianne Feinstein Elementary, and Lowell High School are among the 44 San Francisco schools whose names are scheduled to be changed. The reason has sparked a lot of controversy.RELATED: San Francisco Unified identifies 44 schools eligible to be renamed"We're committed to undoing symbols of racism and White supremacy culture so again we're uplifting these opportunities to see names we can be excited about," explained San Francisco School Board President, Gabriela Lopez.Changing these names was in response to what happened in 2017 more than 2,800 miles from San Francisco. White nationalists rallied in Charlottesville, Virginia against removing a statue of the Confederate General...
    This time around, COVID-19 relief is going to happen and Mitch McConnell won't be able to take it hostage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed her members in a letter Wednesday that the various committee chairs "are working on coronavirus relief legislation as a basis for reconciliation, should that step be needed." That basically means that the budget reconciliation process, the means by which relief can be passed without breaking a Senate filibuster, is a go. Pelosi continued to say "we hope and expect" Republicans will support an aid bill, but "Democrats will not take any tools off the table." You only have to look at what McConnell's been up to for the last few weeks to know that he's not going to help pass vital relief, and he's not going to let his Republicans help, either. Anyway, Pelosi's letter to colleagues confirmed what Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has been working on....
    LOS ANGELES (CNS) -- The Los Angeles City Council's Economic Development and Jobs Committee voted Tuesday to move forward a proposed emergency ordinance that would require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Grocery and pharmacy retailers with 300 or more employees nationally and 10 or more employees on site would be required to add the hazard pay to their workers' wages, according to the motion."The health threat that these grocery workers face cannot be overstated -- recent studies before the current surge report grocery workers to be five times more likely to test positive,'' the motion stated."These workers must be justly compensated for the clear and present dangers of doing their jobs during the pandemic by requiring their employers to provide hazard pay.''During the committee meeting Tuesday, Councilman Curren Price said the hazard pay would be required...
    Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerHumanist Report host criticizes 'conservative Democrats:' They 'hold more power' than progressives Bush-, Obama-era officials urge Senate to swiftly confirm Biden's DHS pick OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Court upholds ruling invalidating Dakota Access, but doesn't shut down pipeline | Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency | Biden seeks to bolster consultation with Indian Country MORE (D-N.Y.) vowed on Wednesday to move forward with former President TrumpDonald TrumpBlinken holds first calls as Biden's secretary of State Senators discussing Trump censure resolution Dobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' MORE’s second impeachment trial even as Republicans appear poised to acquit him. “I would simply say to all of my colleagues make no mistake, there will be a trial, and the evidence against the former president will be presented in living color for the nation and every one of us to see...
    Israeli Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi warned Tuesday that Israel is preparing a military strike on Iran if the Biden administration moves forward and rejoins the Iran nuclear deal, according to the Associated Press. In a speech at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies, Kohavi, who serves as Israel’s military chief, said that returning to the deal would allow Iran to move forward with its nuclear weapons program which would cause “an unacceptable threat and will lead to nuclear proliferation across the region,” the Associated Press reported. “I instructed the army to prepare a number of operational plans in addition to the existing ones. We are taking care of these plans and will develop them during the coming year. Those who decide on carrying them out, of course, are the political leaders. But these plans have to be on the table,” Kohavi said. (RELATED: US Looking At Using A...
    More On: bernie sanders Biden gives up on ‘unity’ for his first action item People are getting Bernie Sanders’ mittens meme tattooed Sanders: Dems ready to use rare tactic to push through COVID-19 bill Bernie Sanders says he’s having ‘fun’ with the mitten memes Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders is dodging questions on when or if he will move forward with President Biden’s pick for budget chief — given their rocky history. Asked by Punchbowl News whether he would push Neera Tanden’s nomination to run the Office of Management and Budget forward, Sanders (I-Vt.) was cagey. “It’s going on,” the progressive pol told the outlet when asked if the longtime Clinton ally’s nomination would be pushed through before another Covid package was passed. “I don’t know honestly, we’re working on it,” he continued. Pressed again about the issue on Monday, Sanders replied, “Obviously, there’s a process we’re going...
    Reuters January 26, 2021 0 Comments Democrats in the U.S. Senate will act alone to approve a fresh round of coronavirus stimulus if Republicans do not support the measure, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday, the morning after securing a deal to exert his newly won leadership. “We want to work with our Republican colleagues to advance this legislation in a bipartisan way. But the work must move forward, preferably with our Republican colleagues, but without them if we must,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. President Joe Biden has made addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 420,000 Americans, thrown millions out of work and is currently infecting more than 173,000 people per day, a major focus of his first week in office. He’s calling on Congress to approve $1.9 trillion in spending, on top of the roughly $4 trillion authorized over the past year...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, after describing in several interviews his tense relationship with former President Donald Trump, on Tuesday called for the past to be kept in the past and agreed the White House didnt prevent him from speaking out about COVID-19.  "No, thats why I got into trouble," Fauci, now the chief medical adviser for President Joe Bidens coronavirus task force, told Fox News Bill Hemmer on "Americas Newsroom," after he was asked if hed been blocked from speaking publicly. "It wasnt happy with some of the things that I said." However, after a week of interviews, during which he had referred to there being a "liberating" feeling at being in a new administration, and telling The News York Times, in an interview published Tuesday, how his "anxiety started to escalate" when he and Trump butted heads over the virus, Fauci said hes now ready to move on.  His comments about the...
    The Treasury Department is moving forward with an effort to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill after the effort was delayed indefinitely by the Trump administration in 2019.  "The Treasury Department is taking steps to resume efforts to put Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 notes," said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday. "It's important that our notes, our money … reflect the history and diversity of our country and Harriet Tubman's image gracing the new $20 note would certainly reflect that." In a statement provided to CBS News, a Treasury Department spokesperson echoed those remarks, calling Tubman a "role model for leadership and participation in our democracy." The renewed effort comes after former Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced nearly two years ago that the redesign proposed under former President Obama would not happen under the Trump administration. Mnuchin said it...
    "Democrats used it constantly, as they had every right to," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the floor last week, of the filibuster. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/ McConnell wanted a promise that Democrats would not eliminate the filibuster. Two Democratic Senators signaled their support for keeping the filibuster in place Monday. With those assurances, McConnell said he was ready to move forward with an organizing resolution. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday night that he would move forward with organizing the new Senate after days of a forced stalemate over the filibuster. Before allowing the new Democrat-controlled Senate to begin work, McConnell wanted a promise that Democrats would not eliminate the filibuster. It appears McConnell got his wish.  Two Democratic Senators, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said a power-sharing agreement Monday night between Republicans and Democrats in the upper chamber can go forward after two Democrats announced their opposition to ending the legislative filibuster. The agreement would enable the Senate, split 50-50 between the parties, to organize and allow Democrats to begin to take control of key committees. While Democrats will control the floor and run committees, their control is relatively vague because of the equal number of Republican and Democratic senators. “Today two Democratic senators publicly confirmed they will not vote to end the legislative filibuster. They agree with President Biden’s and my view that no Senate majority should destroy the right of future minorities of both parties to help shape legislation,” McConnell said in a statement. “The legislative filibuster was a key part of the foundation beneath the Senate’s last 50-50 power-sharing agreement in 2001," he added. "With these...
    During an interview aired on Monday’s “Good Day New York,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) discussed passing the next round of coronavirus relief and pledged that if Senate Republicans will not join Senate Democrats on a “big bold relief” package, then “we’ll have to move forward on our own,” and that “we must get it done and we must get it done quickly.” Schumer stated, “We hope our Republican colleagues will join us in moving forward with this big bold relief. If not, we’ll have to move forward on our own, which there are ways we can do. But we must get it done and we must get it done quickly.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday for stalling power-sharing negotiations as the Senate prepares to address the "three essential items on our plate" — impeachment, coronavirus relief, and confirming Cabinet members. The Senate has yet to approve an organizing resolution that would give Democrats control of the upper chamber. After Georgia Democratic Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their January runoff elections, the balance of power shifted in the Senate to a split 50-50 between the two parties, with Vice President Kamala Harris acting as a tie-breaker. "Mitch McConnell will not dictate to the Senate what we should do and how we should proceed," Schumer said on Sunday. "McConnell is no longer the majority leader, and in every Senate in the past, they have come to an agreement on an organizing resolution, Democrats and Republicans, to move forward. McConnell is standing in the...
    KATIE Price is ‘over the moon’ after police decided to move forward and prosecute an alleged troll who shared a racist video mocking her disabled son Harvey.  The reality star has told friends she’s “glad action is being taken” over the video, which was shared on Instagram and TikTok and featured a man in blackface pretending to be Harvey, 18.  5Katie Price is over the moon that the police have agreed to move forward and prosecute the troll who mocked her disabled son HarveyCredit: PA:Press Association “Katie is pleased the case is moving forward and action is being taken - it’ll show people that there are real consequences to internet trolling,” says a friend of the star.  Another insider confirms that the case is moving forward and Katie has been contacted about appearing in court to give evidence.  Katie’s rep confirmed the story when contacted by The Sun Online.  A...
    Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., says Joe Bidens $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is a "non-starter." "I suspect the whole package is a non-starter, but there are plenty of starters in it," Blunt told reporters Thursday.  The House is planning to bring a coronavirus relief bill to a vote the first week of February. The legislation, which includes enhanced jobless benefits, direct cash payments to struggling households, expanded paid leave and increases in the child care tax credit, will likely need bipartisan support to clear procedural hearings. Democrats hold the Senate majority because Vice President Kamala Harris can break any ties. "A lot of them are things that we proposed in terms of more assistance to the states," Blunt said. "I think were ready to look at what it takes to move forward as effectively and quickly as we can on vaccine distribution, on securing what we need for the future...
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) said Tuesday that Democrats only want to “further divide the nation” by impeaching President Donald Trump so close to the end of his administration. Ernst told reporters she does not think it would be constitutional for Democrats to impeach the 45th president after he leaves office Wednesday. She asked rhetorically, “My overall question is: Why are we doing this when the president is out of office tomorrow?” Ernst told reporters in the Capitol. Ernst then said she does not believe it would be constitutional to impeach the president. The Iowa Republican urged President-elect Joe Biden to move forward and warned Democrats only want to divide the nation further. “I’ve read arguments on both sides, but he’s not our president after tomorrow. So the only reason I can see is that Democrats want to further divide the nation. And [I’m] asking President-elect Joe Biden, ‘Please, let’s move...
    FBI tracking chatter extremists could infiltrate National Guard, report says Capitol riot investigators narrow in on extremist groups and military-style coordination Annika Sorenstam vows to move forward after Presidential Medal of Freedom flap LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Annika Sorenstam and husband Mike McGee went back to their car several times in search of a lost mask at Tranquilo Golf Course. Much has changed since the last time a retired Sorenstam teed it up in an LPGA event. For starters, she’s in the celebrity division of this week’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, competing against an almost entirely male field of entertainment and sports celebrities. © Provided by Golfweek Annika Sorenstam And, for the moment at least, the LPGA Hall of Famer is embroiled in controversy after accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump alongside fellow legend Gary Player one day after the violent U.S. Capitol attacks Jan....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – This year’s presidential inauguration will be like no other and for all the wrong reasons. This year’s event will be held with a lot fewer people and not because of the coronavirus, but because of the storming of the nation’s Capitol on January 6th Newly-elected Congressman and former Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos Gimenez said, “I feel safe, I feel safe. I condemn the action that happened on January 6th. Each and every one of those thugs and rioters should be identified and if found guilty, they should go to jail.” For Gimenez showing up at what is hoped to be a peaceful transition sends a signal. “I think it is important that we have a sign, a symbol for us that we respect the office and I will always respect the office,” said Gimenez. “I want to go up and demonstrate that it is safe. I have...
    ALAMEDA COUNTY — A project to build a 410-acre solar farm on agricultural land north of Livermore just lost a portion of its proposed property, when the landowners backed out of the deal after they were “induced” to sign a document under certain promises, their attorney said. The attorney for property owners Leland and Mary Stanley sent a “cease and desist” letter to Intersect Power, of San Francisco, ending any negotiations and effectively removing a portion of the couple’s 100-acre property from what had been a 410-acre project located about 2.5 miles north of Livermore on unincorporated land. Of those 100 acres, 38 were to be used for the development of the solar farm. If approved, the project and another nearby 81-acre solar farm proposed by Oakland’s SunWalker Energy are expected to provide enough power for up to 25,000 homes and businesses. But opponents of the projects want Alameda County to...
    President-elect Joe Biden will use his inaugural speech to make a call for national unity, and at the beginning of his term he will give priority to the fight against the pandemic and to revoke the most controversial measures of outgoing Donald Trump, reported who will be his chief of staff. . In his first hours as president, Biden will issue a series of executive orders and his first 10 days will be an attempt to change course for the nation without the intervention of Congress, said the adviser, Ron Klain. In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” program, Klain indicated that Biden will use his inaugural speech to give “the message that we must move the country forward, a message of unity, a message of achieving the goals set” . Biden will end the restrictions that Trump imposed on the entry of people from nations that have...
    President-elect Joe Biden will use his inaugural speech to make a call for national unity, and at the beginning of his term he will give priority to the fight against the pandemic and to revoke the most controversial measures of outgoing Donald Trump, reported who will be his chief of staff. . In his first hours as president, Biden will issue a series of executive orders and his first 10 days will be an attempt to change course for the nation without the intervention of Congress, said the adviser, Ron Klain. In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” program, Klain indicated that Biden will use his inaugural speech to give “the message that we must move the country forward, a message of unity, a message of achieving the goals set” . Biden will end the restrictions that Trump imposed on the entry of people from nations that have...
    The Atlanta Falcons might have their next head coach in waiting with Arthur Smith.  The NFL head coach hiring process is now watching the dominos fall in line. The Jacksonville Jaguars made the first move with the hiring of Urban Meyer. On Thursday evening, the New York Jets made it official with Robert Saleh. The offense also saw breakout performances from A.J. Brown (1,075 yards), Corey Davis (984 yards) and Jonnu Smith (448 yards, eight touchdowns) throughout the season. The Falcons will have to decide what they will do with the No. 4 selection in April’s Draft. With a new head coach, the franchise could part ways with Matt Ryan and start fresh. However, Smith’s work with veteran signal-callers might indicate the Falcons going in a different direction. Barring any setbacks, Smith should be the new coach in Atlanta before the week’s end. Next: Robert Saleh hire proves the Jets are in for...
    'The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who, I believe, was legally elected on Nov. 3,' said Trump adviser Peter Navarro. The Trump administration is still pushing the lie that Joe Biden stole the 2020 presidential election — even after Donald Trump said it was time to "join together" and move on. On Thursday, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on Fox Business Network — identified in his official capacity as head of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy — and claimed Trump was the real victor in November. "The Democratic Party did violence to this country by attacking a president who, I believe, was legally elected on Nov. 3," Navarro said. "I've never been more pissed off in my life at this place and I think there's 74 million Americans out there...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Ethics Commission says a formal complaint should move forward in Mayor Michael Hancock’s travel over Thanksgiving. Hancock has apologized for the trip to Houston while city leaders were encouraging everyone to avoid social contact as much as possible due to the coronavirus pandemic. (credit: CBS) A citizen filed the complaint, claiming the trip violated the high levels of ethical conduct to which the mayor should be held. The commission voted Wednesday that there should be further investigation in the interest of transparency. (credit: DIA) Hancock flew to Mississippi before Thanksgiving 2020 even as he urged everyone else to stay home. He says he wanted to be with his daughter for the holiday and acted with his heart and not his head. He says he didn’t want to disappoint his daughter, and he knows, he instead disappointed those who did follow his COVID advice. He...
    DARCY Lussick is counting down the days until he is on the receiving end of a strange phenomena – receiving a pay cheque. For the Salford new boy has not been paid for seven months after finding himself caught up in Toronto Wolfpack’s collapse. 3 Darcy Lussick has been snapped up by Salford And if you asked him three weeks ago what 2021 had in store, it would not have been rugby league but heading back to Australia and becoming a professional boxer. However, the prop is now ‘thrilled’ at having to set his alarm for 6.30am to go training in the cold and snow – even though he did reach for the snooze button a few times on his first day! Lussick said: “This is a big weight off my shoulders. It’s six or seven months since my last pay cheque. “Three weeks ago, I was pretty much retired....
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The House will be moving forward with the articles of impeachment, if Vice President Mike Pence does not act on invoking the 25th Amendment. On Monday, House Democrats formally introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection,” citing the attack on the Capitol last Wednesday. “Whatever happened on January 6th at the Capitol complex fell straight on his feet,” said Rep. Frederica Wilson, of Florida’s 24th Congressional District.  “He is to blame for the deaths. He is to blame for the melee. He is to blame for all of the trauma that people are experiencing, for all of the police officers that were beaten.” She said Monday they presented a privileged resolution, asking Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th amendment. If he does not respond within 24 hours, she said on Wednesday they plan to move forward with impeachment....
    A 25-year-old woman has become the primary caregiver for her five siblings after they tragically lost their mother to COVID-19.  Vanessa Perez, from Phoenix, Arizona, is raising her siblings, who range in age from 6 to 23, after the death of their 46-year-old mom, Mayra Millan, who passed away just a few weeks before Christmas.  'She was full of love and ready to just give all her love to all of us,' Perez told Good Morning America of her mom. 'She always ensured that we had exactly what we needed. We didn't always have what we wanted, but we always had what we needed.'   Heartbreaking loss: Vanessa Perez, 25, from Phoenix, Arizona (center), has become the primary caregiver for her siblings after the death of their mom, Mayra Millan Tragedy: Millan, 46, died from COVID-19 on December 14 after contracting the virus around Thanksgiving Millan became sick with COVID-19 around...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will not be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom this week. In statement released Monday night, Belichick said after the attack on the Capitol last week, the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Statement from Bill Belichick: “Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team. One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman will not move forward on his camping ban after he camped out on the streets for week with no food and no money. Coffman has received some backlash from homeless advocates who called his week on the streets a “political stunt.” (credit: CBS) Camping Ban Proposal pic.twitter.com/0rDVR903nO — Mayor Mike Coffman (@AuroraMayorMike) January 11, 2021 Coffman tweeted out a statement about not going forward with a camping ban on Monday. RELATED: ‘Homeless Mike’ Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman Goes Undercover To Live On The Streets, Sleep On Sidewalks With The Homeless “I’ve decided to suspend moving forward with a camping ban until I better understand what its impact will be on Aurora. The City and County of Denver has a camping ban and it has a significant encampment problem while Aurora does not have a camping ban and only has a modest problem....
    Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly signed a five-year extension, a move that was met with applause in all the wrong places. Ohio State trolled the move on its social media account with the meme du jour of running back Trey Sermon. And why not? Nothing has changed. Harbaugh was hired on Dec. 29, 2014. Ohio State beat Oregon for the first CFP championship two weeks later. Six seasons later, the Buckeyes are playing for another national title and Harbaugh — who is 0-5 in “The Game” — is still trying to close that gap. Harbaugh’s hire was met with over-the-top hype, but he has yet to meet those expectations. The turning point was a 30-27 double-overtime loss to Ohio State on Nov. 26, 2016, a game defined by “The Spot.” The Wolverines have never really been close after that. MORE: Harbaugh contract extension talk prompts celebration from Ohio...
    Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark said Friday that the House of Representatives will move forward on impeaching President Donald Trump by “mid-next week” if he is not removed by the 25th Amendment. “If the reports are correct and [Vice President] Mike Pence is not going to uphold his oath of office and remove the president and help protect our democracy, then we will move forward with impeachment to do just that,” Clark, who is also assistant House Speaker, told CNN’s “New Day.” “That will be, you know, as early as mid-next week,” she said. (RELATED: ‘Did You Listen To The President’s Speech?’ Trey Gowdy Throws Question Back at Fox News Anchor, Says He’s ‘Not Real Sure’ What Republican Party Stands For) George Washington University professor and Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley told Fox News that although it is possible to invoke the 25th Amendment prior to Trump’s departure, it...
    On October 15th, FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised that the FCC would “move forward with a rulemaking” to clarify the “meaning” of Section 230, the all-important internet law that protects free speech online. Apparently, Pai never got around to that — and less than three months later, he no longer plans to, either, explaining he’s short on time. “[T]here’s simply not sufficient time to complete the administrative steps necessary in order to resolve the rule-making. Given that reality, I do not believe it’s appropriate to move forward,” he tells Protocol. The reason he’s short on time is pretty simple: he’s stepping down on January 20th, when Joe Biden becomes President of the United States. But he might also be giving up because the idea that the FCC had the power to do such a thing was laughable. As Recode explains in depth, the FCC’s justification was effectively that it...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference Thursday that if Vice President Mike Pence does not move forward with efforts to remove President Donald Trump from office, then the House might impeach the 45th president. Pelosi signaled her support for using the 25th Amendment and floated that the House may try to remove Trump from office via impeachment. “If the vice president and the cabinet do not act, the congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment,” Pelosi said. “Yesterday, the president of the United States incited an armed insurrection against America,” she added. “This is urgent; this is an emergency of the highest magnitude,” Pelosi said. The California Democrat called Trump “a very dangerous person who should not continue in office.” “We are in a very difficult place in our country as long as Donald Trump sits in the White House,” she said. “While there...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday: "If the vice president and the cabinet do not act, the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment. That is the overwhelming sentiment of my caucus and the American people." “I join the Senate Democratic leader in calling on the vice president to remove this president by immediately invoking the 25th amendment. If the vice president and cabinet do not act the Congress may be prepared to move forward with impeachment," she reiterated. "He must be removed from office," she said. "While it is only 13 days left, any day can be a horror show for America." She acknowledged the growing calls among her own membership as well as her constituents for impeachment, but is intent right now on pressuring Vice President Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove him. xTrump has committed an assault on our nation...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Frustration is mounting in California from members of President Trump’s own party after Wednesday’s events at the U.S. Capitol. A day that was meant to affirm election results — an administrative duty performed every four years — was sidelined by violent demonstrations. Large pro-Trump crowds stormed the nation’s Capitol despite the efforts of the Capitol police to stop them. It was a moment that has members on both sides of the aisle begging President Trump to accept the loss and move on. Former California Republican Congressman Doug Ose, a longtime supporter of President Trump based in Sacramento, said it’s time for the president to accept the results of the election and condemned the protesters in Washington D.C. “For ‘patriots to do that.’ That really pisses me off. I am a strong supporter of Donald Trump. I was his California chairman in 2016. But there comes a point...
    Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries delivered a message Monday about the posture of House Democrats' leadership team regarding Donald Trump's relentless attempts to engineer a fascist takeover of the American republic.  “We’re not looking backward," Jeffries told reporters during a press conference. "We’re looking forward to the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20th.”  That forward-looking vision came less than 24 hours after the Washington Post posted smoking-gun audio of an hour-long phone call in which Trump (aka Mafia Don) attempted to threaten and cajole Georgia's top election officials to "find" enough votes to overturn the state's election results.  Nonetheless, Kate Bedingfield, an adviser to President-elect Joe Biden offered a similar take to Jeffries, saying, "The country is ready to move forward." But the problem with simply rushing past Mafia Don's political grave is that ignoring his seditious acts is as much a...
    After several delays, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have entered the first phase of reopening Monday to the consternation of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), according to Fox News. Members of the Chicago Teachers Union cited coronavirus safety concerns, and a lack of equity for students of color, Fox News reported. Earlier, at least 33 of 50 aldermen authored and signed a letter to Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson and Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, according to Fox News. A new year will include a new look, feel to the way students learn. Follow a few of our principals as they demonstrate health and safety practices developed w/ @ChiPubHealth to prepare for the return of pre-k, K-8, students w/ IEPs to school buildings. https://t.co/RuuIM4qLQT — Chicago Public Schools (@ChiPubSchools) January 4, 2021 The “current plan for students and staff to return to school buildings does not meet the district’s objective...
    Bollywood actor Sushmita Sen, extended New Year wishes to fans on Saturday with a motivational message. Looking forward to having love and kindness in 2021, the ‘Aarya’ actor instilled the essence of ‘Hope’ with her latest Instagram post. The creative post shared by Sen sees the number 2021, recreated in a form that reads ‘HOPE’. With the post, the 45-year-old actor wrote, “I love this!!! #hope & the year #2021. Preity Zinta Shares Still of Her New Year Bash, Sends Good Wishes for Fans Happy New Year to all of us…May we move forward with gratitude, love, kindness & a deep sense of inclusion!!” Missing her fans, she added, “I have missed you guys…been busy with ‘Family Reunions’ I hope you & all your loved ones are healthy & well…loved you most definitely are!!! #duggadugga Kisses from Dubai! I love you guys!!!” Shah Rukh Khan’s New Year Wishes Has Already Made...
    Pastor Robert Jeffress is urging people not to forget about the lessons of 2020. Jeffress, pastor of the 14,000-member First Baptist Church of Dallas, made his comments in a column posted by Fox News on Friday. “For the rest of our lives the mere mention of that fateful year will send a little chill down our spine,” he said. “Every single person on this planet had life turned upside down and inside out by the coronavirus pandemic.” But, he noted, there are lessons to be learned from the year just ended. “Each experience in our lives is meant to teach us something, to change us in some way,” he said. “If we fail to learn the lesson, then the trials were all in vain. Jeffress outlined three ways to learn from the trials of 2020 and move forward. Reimagine Where You’re Going — Because of the new realities of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The fresh start of the new year means much more to business owners heading into 2021. Business owners are ready to move forward on Monday after Governor Tom Wolf lifts coronavirus restrictions. On Monday, in-person businesses will operate at 75 percent occupancy, while indoor dining, entertainment venues, gyms and spas will resume at 50 percent occupancy. While the restrictions expire next week, so has the opportunity for gym owner John Rossmiller to score new members looking to drop those pandemic pounds in the new year. “Everything dropped off. People aren’t even going to look,” said Rossmiller, the owner of Altus Gym in downtown Pittsburgh. “They’re just like, eh, gyms are closed.” When the state clamped down, Rossmiller closed to the public, launched virtual training and stopped accepting new members. But he did allow pre-existing members to use the facility. “That’s just what you...
    Lindsey Vonn had some shocking news for her Instagram followers on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Olympic skier shared that she has split with her fiance, pro hockey player PK Subban, after three years together. In her caption the blonde beauty said, 'We have decided to move forward separately.'  Done: Lindsey Vonn had some shocking news for her Instagram followers on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Olympic skier shared that she has split with her fiance, pro hockey player PK Subban, after three years together 'Over the past 3 years PK and I have had some incredible times together,' she began her caption. 'He is a kind, good man, and someone I respect a great deal.' Then came the news. 'However, after much consideration we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time.'  RELATED ARTICLES...
    TIGER Wood's ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and her fiancée of two years P.K. Subban have called off their engagement following the postponement of their wedding. P.K. shared the news to his Instagram feed today, as he announced that they have decided to move forward "separately." 3Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban have called off their engagementCredit: Instagram The NHL star posted a selfie with Lindsey, accompanied with the heartfelt caption: "Lindsey is one of the most kind and caring people I know. I will always treasure our time as a couple together and the many laughs we shared. "After much consideration, we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time." 3The Olympian and Tiger Woods ended their three-year relationship in 2015Credit: Getty Images - Getty Lindsey, 36, dated professional golf champion Tiger Woods from...
    By MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is back with the team and working as a coach in practice, coach Mike White said Monday. Johnson was released from the hospital last week, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. White said “I have no idea” whether Johnson will be able to play again this season and added, “even if I did, I couldn’t talk about it" because of privacy laws. “Right now he's really eager to help with scouting and coaching,” White said. The Gators (3-1) postponed four games following Johnson's collapse and took 15 days off. They returned to practice Sunday and will get back on the court Wednesday night at Vanderbilt, the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. “Our guys are ready to move forward, not move on from Keyontae, but move forward...
    Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is back with the team and working as a coach in practice, coach Mike White said Monday. Johnson was released from the hospital last week, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM White said "I have no idea" whether Johnson will be able to play again this season and added, "even if I did, I couldn’t talk about it" because of privacy laws. "Right now he's really eager to help with scouting and coaching," White said. The Gators (3-1) postponed four games following Johnson's collapse and took 15 days off. They returned to practice Sunday and will get back on the court Wednesday night at Vanderbilt, the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. "Our guys are ready to move forward, not move on from Keyontae, but move forward with him,"...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida forward Keyontae Johnson is back with the team and working as a coach in practice, coach Mike White said Monday. Johnson was released from the hospital last week, 10 days after collapsing on the court at Florida State and needing emergency medical attention. White said “I have no idea” whether Johnson will be able to play again this season and added, “even if I did, I couldn’t talk about it” because of privacy laws. “Right now he’s really eager to help with scouting and coaching,” White said. The Gators (3-1) postponed four games following Johnson’s collapse and took 15 days off. They returned to practice Sunday and will get back on the court Wednesday night at Vanderbilt, the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. “Our guys are ready to move forward, not move on from Keyontae, but move forward with him,” White said. Kentucky’s...
    Former Vallejo Police Captain John Whitney appears to be moving forward with a “whistleblower” lawsuit against the city, the police department, City Manager Greg Nyhoff, and former chiefs Andrew Bidou and Joseph Allio, KGO has reported. Whitney claims that he was let go for speaking up about several issues, including exposing the “bent badges” scandal that alleges that officers bent star points back on their badges after killing someone in the line of duty. Nyhoff told people gathered at a town hall to discuss police matters on Oct. 1 of this year that it “appears true” that officers were bending their badges to celebrate kills and he pledged that there would be discipline. A third-party investigation of the practice was launched by Chief Shawny Wiliams in late July. According to KGO, Whitney also alleges that when he brought up the misconduct, then chief Bidou rounded up the badges in an...
    While an earlier story reported a “rancorous” meeting in which Donald Trump expressed interest in making Sidney Power a special counsel to investigate election fraud—in spite of Powell losing every case in local, state, and federal court—that turns out to be the less dangerous issue discussed at the meeting. As more details have emerged, the fact that Trump tried to put the attorney whose filings have been labeled “fantastical conspiracy theories" from the "fact-free outer reaches of the Internet” in charge investigating America’s core institution turns out to be a sideshow to the real subject of the day. As CNN reports, both Powell and her client Michael Flynn were present at the meeting. And the subject of the most heated discussion came from Flynn insisting that Trump move forward with the suggestion the just-pardoned criminal made publicly last week—that Trump should invoke martial law, overturn the election, and force a revote of selected states under...
    (CNN)Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Friday announced the lifting of some restrictions designed to curb the spread of coronavirus.In-person classes can resume at at high schools and indoor venues such as movie theaters can reopen with capacity limits and other safety precautions, she said at a news conference. Outdoor group fitness activities and outdoor non-contact sports can also resume. Colleges can let students return to in-person classes, but are asked to have a slightly later start date of January 19, she said. JUST WATCHEDMichigan AG on threats to public officials: It's been really insane ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHMichigan AG on threats to public officials: It's been really insane 02:04This lifting of restrictions follows a decrease in Covid-19 markers over the last month, both Whitmer and state Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun said. The state's seven-day positivity rate has lowered to 10.8% and 17.3% of hospital beds are being...
    By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians are changing their name after 105 years. Citing three people familiar with the decision, The New York Times reported Sunday night that the team is moving away from a name considered racist for decades. The Indians have been internally discussing a potential name change for months. A team spokesman told The Associated Press the franchise has no immediate comment on the report. The Times said the team could make a formal announcement later this week. It’s not known when the name change will take effect or if the team has settled on a new moniker. Cleveland’s move away from Indians follows a similar decision earlier this year by the NFL’s Washington Football Team, which was previously known as the Redskins. For years, Native American groups and others have protested against Cleveland’s use of Indians as its name as...
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Memories of the 2019 shooting in Jersey City are still impacting people in the area one year later. The echoing of gunfire on Martin Luther King Drive vividly replays in the memories of so many who witnessed the deadly shooting there on Dec. 10, 2019. “It was loud, real loud. Pow, pow, pow, I mean, real loud,” Jersey City resident Anthony Odoms said. Lloyd Thomas heard the shots while managing the Salvation Army thrift shop a block away. He says it was surreal being on lockdown for hours, too intense to realize the danger he was in. “Police finally came in and told everybody to stand at the back of the store,” he said. “When it hit me… when I went home and my wife was sitting on the bed crying. Because you can go out every day, but you don’t know if you’re coming...
    By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wind energy companies proposed projects off New Jersey's ocean coast Thursday, as an environmental group vowed to appeal approval of a hotly contested liquefied natural gas terminal on the Delaware River. Orsted, the European wind energy firm, said Thursday it has submitted a bid to build “Ocean Wind 2,” a wind farm that would generate 2,400 megawatts of electricity — more than twice the amount of a separate project for which it already has been approved off the coast of Atlantic City. The company's original 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project will produce power for half a million homes. In a statement, Orsted said Thursday's bid includes what it considers significant investments into New Jersey's offshore wind manufacturing capabilities, though it did not give dollar figures. In September, New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney and two other legislators asked the state...
    AUSTIN,TX / WASHINGTON DC (CBSDFW.COM) — A spokesperson for Senator Ted Cruz-R TX confirmed to CBS 11 that President Trump asked Cruz on Tuesday night to argue the Texas General Election lawsuit should it move forward in the United States Supreme Court. The suit asks the court to order the ‘defendant states’ legislatures to displace “tainted” election results in those states and choose their own slate of electors. Cruz told the President that if the Supreme Court took it up he would do so. Eighteen states have filed amicus brief (amicus curiae) or ‘friend of the court’ briefs with the high court backing the Texas Case. Earlier on Thursday the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton also confirmed that six states had formally joined Texas in its Supreme Court suit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Read: Motion To Intervene “The joining states agree with Texas: the defendant states exploited...
    WOLVES have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Brazilian forward Hulk on a free transfer to replace the injured Raul Jimenez. The Mexican international is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after having surgery on a fractured skull following his horror collision with Arsenal's David Luiz. 3Brazil striker Hulk is available on a free having departed Shanghai SIPGCredit: Reuters And they could turn to Hulk, who has departed Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG having been at the club since 2016. A move to the Premier League could be on the cards for the ex-Zenit Saint Petersburg star who has never played in any of Europe's top five leagues. According to Football Insider, the 34-year-old has been offered to Nuno Espirito Santo's side. They claim that the 2013 Confederations Cup winner would be interested in plying his trade in the English top-flight. But any potential deal rests on...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A stunning loss left the still-winless New York Jets disappointed and frustrated. It also cost defensive coordinator Gregg Williams his job. They’re 0-12, and this nightmare of a season is crawling to its merciful conclusion. “It’s not fun. Losing sucks,” quarterback Sam Darnold said Monday. “You don’t ever envision yourself losing this many games in consecutive order. It’s definitely tough.” It’s hard to say when the Jets hit rock bottom because they seem to find a new low every week. But Sunday’s 31-28 loss might be difficult to top, a demoralizing defeat that broke their hearts — and maybe their competitive spirit. The Jets were on the verge of their elusive first win, leading 28-24 in the closing seconds. But Williams inexplicably called for an all-out blitz against Las Vegas, and Derek Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III for what became a winning 46-yard touchdown...
    Bradley Cortright December 7, 2020 0 Comments It has been almost five weeks since the presidential election. So far, only 27 Congressional Republicans have publicly recognized that President-elect Joe Biden is the victor. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) told the co-hosts of “The View” on Monday that it “should be concerning to anybody and everybody who loves democracy” that so few Republicans in Congress have been willing to publicly acknowledge the election results. While Biden has won the required number of electoral votes to win the election, President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election. Manchin went on to claim that even though states have certified their election results, Republicans have not been willing to admit the results because “they don’t know how to combat 70 million Twitter followers that [Trump] might have.” He also argued that if the majority of Congressional Republicans were to acknowledge that Biden is the winner, Trump’s attacks would lose their...
    By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility bought a 25% stake in an offshore wind farm Friday to be built off the coast of Atlantic City in a move to bring local knowledge to an energy project that would power half a million homes. Newark-based Public Service Enterprise Group agreed to buy 25% of the 1,100-megawatt Ocean Wind project from Orsted North America. The purchase price was not announced. Orsted would not divulge it, and PSEG did not immediately responded to a request for details. “As New Jersey’s first offshore wind project, Ocean Wind will lead the way for a productive first step into this forward-leaning industry, bringing with it new skills, jobs and carbon-free energy," Ralph Izzo, PSEG's president and CEO, said in a statement. “This investment in offshore wind energy is well-aligned with our company’s long-term clean energy strategy.” The move...
    The Prince of Wales is not threatened by renewed interest in Princess Diana but is frustrated that the past keeps being brought up when he is trying to move forward, according to a royal expert. British author Katie Nicholl said the Princess of Wales appears to constantly be back in the spotlight thanks to The Crown's news series, which focuses on her marriage to Prince Charles, and because of the 25th anniversary of her Panorama interview. But despite the 73-year-old heir to the throne apparently feeling overshadowed by his popular wife during their life together, the current fascination with Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997, hasn't left him feeling threatened. Ms Nicholl told 9Honey: 'I'm absolutely sure he doesn't see that sudden revived interest in her as a threat at all. I think more a frustration that the past keeps getting dredged up when he is trying to move...
    Covit-19 was canceled in 2020 due to the epidemic, and the pace, revival and meeting of members are all scheduled to progress by 2021. The 78th meeting of the Goodwood Road Racing Club, which will be open to members and associates and their guests, was originally scheduled for March 2020 and has now been rescheduled for 15-16 May 2021. The fast-paced festival is set to kick off on July 8-11 with the theme ‘The Maestro – Motorsport’s Best All-Rounders’. The event will be open to the public as usual, allowing motor enthusiasts to see cars of all ages tackling the 1.16-mile-long hill at Goodwood House. Finally, the Renaissance takes place on September 17-19, with classic cars from 1948 to 1966 racing on the historic motor circuit. Like the Speed ​​Festival, the Renaissance is open to the public. All three events will be run in accordance with Govt-19 and government guidelines...
    RICHMOND — A controversial plan to build a mixed-used project with thousands of homes atop a contaminated site can move forward after the City Council approved the necessary permits, development agreement and environmental mitigation measures for the development Tuesday. Plans for the site by the developer, Shopoff Realty Investments, call for building between 2,000 to 4,000 housing units and up to 50,000 square feet of retail space on the site, which was once owned by the Zeneca (now AstraZeneca) pharmaceutical company and lies east of Marina Bay and west of Interstate 580 in southeastern Richmond. The proposed development — called the Campus Bay Project in city documents — and cleanup plans for the site have long been a source of controversy. Formerly home to Zeneca and before that, to the Stauffer Chemical Company, the site was a dumping ground for toxic materials for decades, until Zeneca halted that practice in...
    Few players have entered the league with more hype than Zion Williamson, and while injuries delayed his debut with the New Orleans Pelicans, he certainly lived up to the hype once he finally got on the court. Williamson averaged 22.5 points per game in his first season, while also providing tons of highlights and explosiveness. The Pelicans made a concerted effort to build around him this offseason, bringing over guard Eric Bledsoe from the Milwaukee Bucks and center Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Adams move, however, brought questions as to how the two players would fit together on the floor, with Williamson spending much of his time at the 4 and 5 due to his size. According to Pelicans GM David Griffin, the solution will be to move Williamson to the small forward position. “We very much believe Steven and Zion are going to work very well...
    REHANNE SKINNER is targeting a top-half finish in the women’s top-flight for Tottenham Women after their challenging start to the season.  And the new Spurs boss has talked up the club’s “positive plans” for the future ahead of her first game at the helm.  4Rehanne Skinner wants to see Tottenham finish in the top-half of the WSL Credit: Getty Images - Getty Skinner took on her role as Tottenham manager following the sacking of joint head coaches Juan Amoros and Karen Hills with the team currently second from bottom in the table.  Prior to her appointment Phil Neville’s former England No2 had enjoyed glittering success in North London as assistant manager for local rivals Arsenal. Whilst working there the former Three Lions coach helped the Gunners lift two WSL trophies, two League Cups, and one FA Cup during a three-year spell from 2010.  And the Tottenham manager, whose team play...
    Karan Johar and Madhur Bhandarkar’s ongoing feud related to the title of the former’s new web series has finally come to an end. The Fashion maker had earlier tweeted about how he had registered a title called ‘Bollywood Wives’ and why Karan wanted him to lend the same. Since the filmmaker was already working on a script for the same, he denied giving him the title and Karan then went ahead with ‘The Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.’  Madhur was pretty upset with this move and decided to slam him publicly for the same. While Karan kept mum for days, he finally issued a humble statement, apologising for any grievances that Bhandarkar must have had in the past couple of days. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil also assured the director that his web series will in no way coincide with his future project and that the format for which is...
    Alyssa Milano took to Twitter on Tuesday and offered an 'olive branch' to supporters of President Trump Supporters of Donald Trump are mocking Alyssa Milano after the diehard Democratic activist and fierce critic of the president and his Republican backers offered to extend an ‘olive branch’ to the MAGA crowd. ‘I'd like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters. I am ready to move #ForwardTogether,’ the star of the hit TV show Charmed tweeted to her 3.7 million followers on Tuesday. ‘There’s so much work to do to heal the nation. Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problems we face.’ Milano then invited Twitter followers to reply with the hashtag #ForwardTogether. In a follow-up tweet, she wrote: ‘We’re going to need a lot of humility and compassion right now. ‘Anger and triumphalism is less helpful.’ Supporters of the president did not appear...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A lawsuit filed by a group of Minneapolis residents will move forward. Cathy Spann is one of the Minneapolis 8, who are suing the city for not providing protection against gun violence. “This is big, this is big,” Spann said. She says her coalition of neighbors in the Jordan neighborhood are happy a judge is moving the case forward. “The judge says no dismissal, I need more information, more discovery from the city of Minneapolis,” Spann said. The Minneapolis city charter calls for at least 743 officers working on city streets. So far, the city has not given an exact number of officers serving and protecting residents. “Residents homes are being shot up, cars are being shot up. Innocent children, 2 years old, 11 year old [were] shot, we have had carjackings,” Spann said. More than 500 people have been shot city wide this year, many in...
    Sen. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanDemocrats brush off calls for Biden to play hardball on Cabinet picks Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concerns Senate passes bill to secure internet-connected devices against cyber vulnerabilities MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday said there is no proof of widespread voter fraud that could change Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE’s lead in the vote counts of key battleground states and urged the nation to “resolve any outstanding questions and move forward.” Portman, who is poised to become the next chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, also called on the General Services Administration to release funds to the Biden transition team to help prepare for Biden’s inauguration next month. “Based on all the information...
    Q: We are about to enter into a listing agreement to sell our home where we raised our children. We agreed to let our eldest daughter, who recently had a bad experience with her seller’s agent, “investigate” our agent online. The next morning, our out-of-state children were emailing a chock-full of startling examples of the seller’s agent’s improper social network postings. In person he is charming and well-mannered. He always wore a face mask at our meetings, kept his social distance and wore disposable shoe coverings in our home. Yet online he mocks the concept of face mask usage and the validity of COVID-19 while using curse words and exclamation points. The youngest son, who lost his house this year to fire, shared how our seller’s agent made a profanity-laced rebuttal that the more than 9,000 fires in California this year were not due to climate change but solely due...
    Getty Montrezl Harrell guarding Anthony davis. This year’s free agency has already had a few surprises and the Los Angeles Lakers have been involved in a couple of them. Shortly after losing Dwight Howard to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers pulled off a big move. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the team is signing reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell. Free agent Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Rich Paul of @KlutchSports tells ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020 It’s safe to say that nobody saw this move coming as Harrell hasn’t been linked to the Lakers in any rumors. However, this is a big move for them. He probably isn’t a direct replacement for Howard but he’s an upgrade nonetheless. Harrell is coming off a career year with the Clippers where he averaged...
    The Supreme Court denied a convicted murderer’s Thursday appeal, allowing the execution to move forward just before midnight. It was the eighth federal execution since Attorney General William Barr greenlit the punishment this summer and the first of three scheduled for convicted killers during the transition period for President-elect Joe Biden, who now opposes capital punishment. Orlando Hall, a drug dealer who kidnapped, raped, bludgeoned, soaked in gasoline, then buried alive a 16-year-old Texas girl in 1994, was executed by lethal injection at the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana, more than two decades after his 1996 jury conviction. The execution of the 49-year-old followed the Supreme Court letting it move forward late Thursday night with only a minority of the justices — Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — voting to stay punishment. Lisa Montgomery, found guilty of strangling a pregnant woman to death and cutting her...
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