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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in Northern California remained without power Friday after a utility cut off service to prevent powerful winds from damaging equipment and sparking wildfires amid a fall heat wave. Restorations began Thursday afternoon and by evening Pacific Gas and Electric said about 30,000 customers were still in the dark — down from about 45,000 the previous night. All electricity was expected to be restored by late Friday after the second round of hot, dry gusts this week moved through the region, PG&E said. Winds in the Sierra Nevada foothills and San Francisco Bay Area topped 55 mph (89 kph), and humidity levels plummeted, making for critical fire conditions, said Scott Strenfel, the utility’s senior meteorologist. “Fuels are drying out, and they’re just very susceptible to any fire ignition, just given these levels of dryness that we’re seeing,” Strenfel said Thursday. ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of people in Northern California remained without power Friday after a utility cut off service to prevent powerful winds from damaging equipment and sparking wildfires amid a fall heat wave. Restorations began Thursday afternoon and by evening Pacific Gas and Electric said about 30,000 customers were still in the dark — down from about 45,000 the previous night. All electricity was expected to be restored by late Friday after the second round of hot, dry gusts this week moved through the region, PG&E said. Winds in the Sierra Nevada foothills and San Francisco Bay Area topped 55 mph (89 kph), and humidity levels plummeted, making for critical fire conditions, said Scott Strenfel, the utility's senior meteorologist. “Fuels are drying out, and they’re just very susceptible to any fire ignition, just given these levels of dryness that we’re seeing,” Strenfel said Thursday. PG&E began cutting power...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reported another 31 coronavirus-related fatalities, raising the death toll to 1,391. An additional 153 cases were also reported, bringing the total case count to 56,436 since the pandemic began. After a two-day streak of reporting no new deaths, county health officials announced 19 deaths on Wednesday. So far, 51 deaths have been reported since Sunday. However, the deaths from Thursday were spread out over the past few months, according to Dr. Clayton Chau, director of the O.C. Health Care Agency and the county’s chief health officer. “The number doesn’t mean we have 31 dead since yesterday,” he said, adding that some of the deaths date as far back as June. “I don’t know how or why that happens, but there is a delay in reporting deaths,” Chau said. The number of new cases was down from Wednesday, but still higher than the daily average...
    With prospects for recapturing the House majority dwindling, Republicans are scrambling to prevent the Democrats from running up the score Nov. 3 and putting the speaker’s gavel further out of reach. House Republicans entered the 2020 cycle hopeful. Needing 17 seats to win back the majority after a two-year hiatus, they charted a path back to power through several districts that Democrats flipped in midterm elections but that supported President Trump in 2016. But as Election Day approaches, House Republicans are hamstrung by challenges similar to those afflicting their Senate colleagues. Incumbent House Democrats are significantly outraising Republican challengers, many of whom are struggling against political headwinds fanned by Trump. Those difficulties, exacerbated by Trump’s struggles against Democratic nominee Joe Biden since their first televised debate in late September, have led nonpartisan political prognosticators to conclude that Democrats are likely to expand their majority. “Democrats are going to maintain...
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    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new clinical trial to test the antibody-drug Regeneron to prevent the spread of COVID-19, among people who may have been exposed from an infected household member, has begun at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It is the same drug given to President Donald Trump when he tested positive for COVID-19. UM is looking for 100 volunteers in South Florida. It is part of Regeneron’s phase 3 trial of 2,000 people worldwide. It’s the first time this drug is being used to prevent the virus, as opposed to treating those who already have the coronavirus. Participants must meet specific guidelines. Eligible volunteers would need to be at least 12 years of age, asymptomatic of COVID-19, and enroll in the study within 96 hours of known exposure to a household member with COVID. Volunteers will be given a rapid COVID-19 test and if...
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said may trigger public safety power shutoffs Wednesday evening that could affect more than 54,000 customers in California, including thousands in wind-prone hills across the Bay Area. The goal is to reduce the risk that energized power equipment would fail and spark new wildfires during a period with hot, dry and windy conditions. Related Articles How to check if your home will lose power during PG&E blackouts If the utility goes ahead with the forced power outages, customers in parts of 24 Northern California counties could be affected. The decision on whether to move forward will be made Wednesday. Use the map to see whether your home is within the area the utility says may lose power. You can enter your address, or zoom and scroll on the map. Here is where PG&E says power shutoffs are most likely: The Northern Sierra Nevada...
    The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an attempt by South Carolina Republican lawmakers to block public funding for Planned Parenthood. The case, which sought to omit abortion clinics from the state's Medicaid program, was one of the first reproductive rights cases reviewed by the court since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Congressional Democrats have voiced concern about adding an additional conservative judge to the Supreme Court with the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett – though Tuesday’s decision could be an indicator of how the high court justices will continue to interpret the law. BARRETT FONDLY RECALLS HOW SCALIA RECOMMENDED GINSBURG FOR SUPREME COURT Republicans and Democrats across the country are watching how the Supreme Court will handle cases involving reproductive rights and whether or not rights established under Roe v. Wade will be rolled back – a topic at the forefront of questioning as Barrett faced her second day of hearings before the...
    Judge rules against DHS in Global Entry case after department admitted to false statements FDA Announces Major Recall on 18 Dog Food Brands Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/7 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is Exactly How to Prevent Another Lockdown, Top Doctor Says With coronavirus cases rising in states across the country, it's easy to feel a little hopeless right now. Despite some gains made over the past few months, the recent increases in new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths has many Americans worrying that a return to full quarantine is imminent. But there's debate over whether or not another shutdown would provide the help the country needs—and experts say there are plenty of things we can do right now to prevent...
    Governor Jared Polis's October 13 press conference on the state's response to COVID-19 focused on new approaches to help restaurants survive and thrive during the winter months. But this sunny and upbeat message was undermined by numbers that are the worst since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Polis revealed that two of the past three days have gone over 1,000 positive cases; on October 12, 1,048 were recorded. The state had never before crossed the 1,000 threshold. Deaths in the state specifically from the disease are now at 2,009, and the COVID-19 positivity rate has averaged 5.4 percent per 100,000 people over the last three days, hitting 6.4 percent on October 13. The World Health Organization considers a positivity rate over 5 percent as a cause for alarm, as well as an indication that some restrictions that had previously been loosened might need to be put back in place....
    THERE’S nothing more annoying than going to use something from your fridge only to discover that it has already gone mouldy. However, there are ways that you can make your groceries for days and even weeks longer, and it won’t cost you a penny. 8We share 11 tips on how to make your food last longerCredit: Getty - Contributor BoredPanda has compiled a list of easy kitchen hacks to prolong the shelf life of your shopping. From regrowing fresh ingredients to changing the way you store milk, these tricks mean that you will never waste food (or money!) again. Add butter to cheese After cutting a piece of cheese, add a dab of butter on the cut surface before popping it back in the fridge. 8Adding butter to cheese will prevent it from drying outCredit: Jackmac34/Pixabay Doing so will prevent the cheese from drying out. Don’t store milk in the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver and Aurora are considering working together to prevent youth violence. The two cities are discussing forming a dual task force to address solutions. (credit: CBS) “Having the cities cooperate together and work together will help us. I don’t think we’re going to solve, but help us make progress with this very important issue with both cities,” said Aurora City Council member Dave Gruber. (credit: CBS) The City of Aurora also discussed increasing the marijuana sales tax rate by 1%. That additional funding would provide youth violence prevention programs.
    Loudoun County’s Board of Supervisors voted to buy 16 acres of land near Middleburg, Virginia, to avert the development of 30 single-family homes in an historically Black portion of the Virginia county. The supervisors last Thursday voted 7-0-2 to begin the process of buying the property from Mojax LLC, which had started preliminary work to build Middleburg Preserves, in the village of Saint Louis — the largest historically African-American village in Loudoun. The 16 acres of land in the unincorporated area will be placed under conservation, and become a passive, parklike recreation area, which would preclude construction, Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall said after a closed session of the board. For more than a year, neighborhood opponents of the proposed project, located along Snake Hill Road, voiced concerns about the water wells on their properties. The decision by the board to intercede with the development of this project is extraordinary, since...
    The World Health Organization has urged leaders to stop using lockdowns as a 'primary control method' amid the coronavirus pandemic, prompting President Trump to tell a Florida rally that he was right all along. Trump stepped out Monday for his first campaign event since he came down with coronavirus and defended his stance on keeping the economy open after the WHO noted the devastating impact the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the poor. 'We really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method,' WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro told the Spectator magazine. 'We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,' he added to the British publication as the UK braced for renewed restrictions amid a surge in infections. On Monday President Trump told his supporters about WHO: 'They corrected themselves today and...
    BERLIN – An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, but said many others are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency International said only four of 47 countries — the U.S., U.K., Switzerland and Israel, making up 16.5% of global exports — were actively enforcing legislation against foreign bribery in 2019. That's down from seven countries, making up 27% of exports, that were conducting active enforcement in 2018. “Our research shows that many countries are barely investigating foreign bribery,” said Gillian Dell, the lead author of the Transparency report. “Unfortunately, it’s all too common for businesses in wealthy countries to export corruption to poorer countries, undermining institutions and development.” The 1997 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development convention prohibits bribes to win contracts and licenses, or to...
    By DAVID RISING, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, but said many others are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency International said only four of 47 countries — the U.S., U.K., Switzerland and Israel, making up 16.5% of global exports — were actively enforcing legislation against foreign bribery in 2019. That's down from seven countries, making up 27% of exports, that were conducting active enforcement in 2018. “Our research shows that many countries are barely investigating foreign bribery,” said Gillian Dell, the lead author of the Transparency report. “Unfortunately, it’s all too common for businesses in wealthy countries to export corruption to poorer countries, undermining institutions and development.” The 1997 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development convention prohibits bribes to...
    DENVER (CBS4)– The company Mallinckrodt, or MNK, is the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the U.S. The company will pay $1.6 billion to a trust for its role in the opioid crisis. Colorado will divide that money with other states which will be used to address the opioid epidemic. (credit: Getty Images) Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said the amount that Colorado will receive is still under negotiation. “The opioid epidemic has destroyed thousands of lives and families in communities throughout Colorado. Today’s settlement agreement with Mallinckrodt is part of our efforts to hold those who contributed to this epidemic accountable and to put in place necessary protections. While we still need to negotiate how much Colorado will receive from this national settlement with MNK, the funds will support urgently needed drug treatment and recovery pathways in our state,” said Weiser in a statement. MNK agreed that its...
    (CNN)The attorney for an anonymous grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case filed a reply Sunday to the Kentucky attorney general's request for a stay of any court order allowing the juror to speak out publicly until after a potential state appeal.The anonymous juror wants to publicly discuss their service on the Taylor case. Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Annie O'Connell has yet to rule on the request after hearing arguments last week.Judge hears arguments on whether to allow grand juror in Breonna Taylor case to speak freelyOn Friday, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron indicated he would appeal if O'Connell allows the juror to speak out. He filed a motion by the state requesting a stay of any order allowing the grand juror to speak publicly while the state appeals the case or seeks additional relief.The filing by the grand juror's attorney, obtained by CNN on Sunday evening, says Cameron...
    Twitter announced on Friday that it is making changes to its platform to help combat misinformation around Election Day and voting. In a blog post, the social media site said it is adding new labels, warnings and prompts under tweets that falsely claim a candidate has won or tweets that incite violence or interfering with election results.  Additionally, the company will not allow users to 'like' or retweet posts from candidates if they have a misinformation or violation label attached. The adjustments comes after users complained that fact-checking labels, often tied to tweets made by President Donald Trump, were not enough to counter false and misleading information ahead of the 2020 presidential election. On Friday, Twitter announced it was making changes to its platform to combat misinformation around the 2020 election and voting Under the changes, new prompts will appears (pictured) before users can retweet tweets with misleading...
    The Supreme Court has rejected an effort by Republicans and President Donald Trump’s campaign to prevent mail voting in Montana. According to The Hill, the “emergency application was denied by Justice Elena Kagan without any additional comment or noted dissents.” The decision came on Thursday, two days after a federal appeals court in California declined to stop a lower court order that upholds Montana’s initiative to vote, which includes mail balloting. The decision followed Republicans fighting back against Democrat Montana Gov. Steve Bullock after he issued an August directive permitting Montana county officials to allow voting-by-mail. A suit was brought up by the Trump campaign and other GOP groups, which alleged that Bullock’s order was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, has previosuly rejected the GOP’s claims. This is a developing story.
    The U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsSurgeon general: 'The virus doesn't care about your politics' whether at Trump rally or protest Top health officials pledge to keep politics out of COVID-19 vaccine process The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Facebook — Trump, Biden duel in final stretch | Vaccine trial on pause after recipient's 'potentially unexplained illness' | Biden visits Michigan | Trump campaign has 18 events in 11 states planned in the next week MORE, received a criminal citation from police in Honolulu earlier this year after entering a closed state park to take pictures, according to The Associated Press. The AP reported that Powell will make a virtual court appearance over the citation. An aide to the surgeon general, Dennis Anderson-Villaluz, was also reportedly cited. A spokesperson for Adams's office declined to comment to the AP. An attorney apparently representing Adams told the news service that his client had not asked for "special...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Instagram is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. Which, in addition to making us feel old, also means it is rolling out some new features, including an anti-bullying effort.First, Instagram will automatically hide comments that look like they might constitute bullying.Users can click on "view hidden comments" to see the remarks.RELATED: 'I became unbelievably depressed': Rebecca Black speaks out about bullying, shame 9 years after 'Friday' went viralSecond, Instagram will send a warning message to users whose comments are repeatedly flagged as toxic, warning them their accounts could be deleted.RELATED: Get help with bullying and teen mental healthSimilarly, Instagram added features last year that asks users to reconsider before posting an offensive comment, and allows users to restrict certain accounts so that their comments are not visible. These new changes are a result of a continued effort to adapt AI to fit users' needs without losing...
    Southwest Airlines is asking worker unions to accept pay cuts so the company can avoid furloughs through the end of the year.  Southwest CEO Gary Kelly noted that his goal is still to have no involuntary pay reductions or layoffs in 2020, but that the company has decided to approach union representatives for concessions.  “My goal has been and it remains — no furloughs. If we fail to reach agreement on reasonable concessions — quickly — that will have to be the last resort. We simply don’t have time for long, drawn-out, complex negotiations. I’ve instructed our Company’s Labor Team to take a simple approach,” Kelly said in a video message on Monday.  He announced that, effective Jan. 1, he will reduce all leadership groups’ base salaries by 10 percent until January 2022, and that the airline will “pursue a similar approach” for all other non-union employees.  “Salaries, wages, and benefits...
    As the United States is still in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, experts are urging Americans to get a flu vaccine to prevent overlapping coronavirus and flu pandemics. A “twindemic” could overwhelm hospital systems and increase the risk of death for Americans. Dr. Fauci joined other experts to speak during the Influenza/Pneumococcal Disease news conference. Fauci said during the conference, “Everybody, 6 months of age or older, should get an annual flu vaccine.” During the 2019-2020 flu season, only 48% of U.S. adults got a flu shot. During that season, 38 million people got the flu and 22,000 people died from the flu. We’re at greatest risk of becoming seriously ill,” Fauci said in his remarks. “It’s our personal responsibility to protect ourselves. But we also have a responsibility to protect the vulnerable around us, including young children, pregnant women, adults, 65 years of age or older and those...
    DENVER (CBS4)– There isn’t a ban on trick-or-treating this year in Denver County, but health officials have set guidelines to follow if you plan to celebrate. “It’s more scary because there’s an actual monster,” Jennifer Ellis said. Ellis is mom to a 5-year-old boy, and she’s referring to the COVID-19 virus. “This year he wants to be Jake from State Farm so I’ll just put a regular mask on him.” (credit: CBS) To minimize risk, Denver and the Colorado Department of Health and Environment issued the following recommendations for people who choose to participate in trick-or-treating: Have adults accompany trick-or-treaters to help them follow precautions; Trick-or-treating should be done with people you live with; Keep six feet apart from those not in your household; Limit the time you spend at doorways; Stay in your own neighborhood; Take a break in between multiple homes and have your kids clean their...
    Breathe easy. A new study suggests that surgical face masks don’t cause a buildup of carbon dioxide or restrict oxygen, despite opposing claims. The study, on the “Effect of Face Masks on Gas Exchange in Healthy Persons and Patients with COPD,” which was published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society on Friday, was conducted after a group of Florida residents challenged Florida’s mask-wearing mandate in June, arguing that wearing the protective face coverings could result in the buildup of too much carbon dioxide. Researchers led by Dr. Michael Campos, a pulmonologist with the Miami VA Medical Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, looked at problems with changes in oxygen levels or carbon dioxide levels in healthy individuals and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before and while wearing surgical masks. The small study included 15 military veterans with severe COPD, each with lung...
    Breathe easy. A new study suggests that surgical face masks don’t cause a buildup of carbon dioxide or restrict oxygen, despite opposing claims. The study, on the “Effect of Face Masks on Gas Exchange in Healthy Persons and Patients with COPD,” which was published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society on Friday, was conducted after a group of Florida residents challenged Florida’s mask-wearing mandate in June, arguing that wearing the protective face coverings could result in the buildup of too much carbon dioxide. Researchers led by Dr. Michael Campos, a pulmonologist with the Miami VA Medical Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, looked at problems with changes in oxygen levels or carbon dioxide levels in healthy individuals and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before and while wearing surgical masks. The small study included 15 military veterans with severe COPD, each with lung function...
    Conservationists have launched a campaign to prevent the use of squalene, produced from shark liver oil, in COVID-19 vaccines. Shark Allies, a Los Angeles-based group dedicated to the conservation of sharks and rays, has started a Change.org petition to stop the use of the compound in vaccines to battle COVID-19. “Using sharks in COVID-19 vaccines is short-sighted, unpredictable, and unsustainable,” the petition says. “There are better alternatives. The industry must listen.” More than 58,000 people have signed the petition, which was launched about a month ago. “Shark squalene has been used as the main ingredient in some adjuvants to boost efficacy in vaccines,” the petition adds. “Squalene made from shark liver oil is used most commonly because it is cheap to obtain and easy to come by, not because it is more effective than other sources.” RARE ALL-WHITE SHARK FOUND: 'THE FISH OF A LIFETIME' An adjuvant is an ingredient in...
    One of the Patriots two planes. Jim Davis/The Boston Globe The New England Patriots are taking two planes to Kansas City to help prevent an outbreak of COVID-19 within their locker room. The decision came after starting quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Players who had close contact with Newton in recent days will travel on one plane, while those who haven't will travel on another. It's not the first time the Patriots' second plane has come in handy for the team. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The New England Patriots are splitting up for their trip to Kansas City to prevent further spread of COVID-19 on the team. On Saturday, quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19, putting the Patriots' scheduled game against the Chiefs in doubt. But as the rest of the team continued to test negative on Saturday and Sunday,...
    Airbnb is cracking down on parties by instating new rules for Halloween weekend. Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images Airbnb is banning one-night rentals on Halloween weekend in an effort to stop parties and protect public health, the company announced on Friday. The ban on one-night reservations is effective on rentals in the US and Canada for October 30 and 31. The restrictions aim to help prevent gatherings that could pose a public health risk in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The home-rental service said that it will cancel one-night reservations that have already been made for Halloween weekend and will fully refund both guests and hosts. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Airbnb is instating new rules in an effort to prevent gatherings on Halloween weekend. On Friday, the home rental service announced that it will ban one-night reservations in the US and Canada on October 30...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police mobilised hundreds of buses to head off any political rallies in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday with authorities determined to prevent another cluster of novel coronavirus cases emerging from a protest. South Korea has been held up as a coronavirus mitigation success story but it saw a flare-up of more than 1,800 infections linked to a church and a big anti-government rally in August. The spread of the virus has slowed in recent weeks but the government has banned more than 100 demonstrations planned for Saturday's National Foundation Day, warning of strict punishment for any illegal protest. Police parked busses along main avenues and around a central Seoul square to seal them off. They also set up some 90 checkpoints to prevent vehicles brining protesters while the subway did not stop at several stations at protest venues. The Korea Disease Control...
    As fire crews continue working to get a number of significant blazes in Northern California under control, they’ve also endeavored to prevent a megafire merger that would take the top off the state’s record books. The potential stems from two fires — the historically mammoth August Complex and the far-smaller-but-still-devastating Zogg fire — that have burned to within roughly nine miles of each other in an area southwest of Redding. While crews have increased containment of both blazes recently, particularly on the Zogg fire, officials this week acknowledged some concern that the two could eventually meet. “Nobody wants them to merge. We have every plan in place for them not to merge. But it’s 2020, and time will tell,” said Kale Casey, public information officer for the Alaska Incident Management Team that’s assigned to the north zone of the August Complex. Fire perimeter mapPosted by U.S. Forest...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Airbnb announced this week that it’s prohibiting one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. The action, announced Friday, comes nearly a year after a deadly shooting at an Airbnb in Orinda. Five people were killed in the shooting, which happened during an unauthorized Halloween party. San Francisco-based Airbnb said it will ban one-night rentals of entire homes in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 30 or Oct. 31. Previously booked one-night rentals will be canceled and Airbnb will offer refunds. Airbnb said it will also look more closely at two- and three-night reservations during Halloween. A guest may be denied, for example, if they try to book a whole home close to their own home during that period and they don’t have a history of positive reviews on Airbnb. READ MORE: Airbnb Takes Action Against...
    Breathe easy. A new study reiterates that surgical face masks don’t cause a buildup of carbon dioxide or restrict oxygen, despite opposing claims. The study, on the “Effect of Face Masks on Gas Exchange in Healthy Persons and Patients with COPD,” which was published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society on Friday, was conducted after a group of Florida residents challenged Florida’s mask-wearing mandate in June, arguing that wearing the protective face coverings could result in the buildup of too much carbon dioxide. CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODIES PRESENT IN LESS THAN 10% OF AMERICANS, STUDY FINDS Researchers led by Dr. Michael Campos, a pulmonologist with the Miami VA Medical Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics, looked at problems with changes in oxygen levels or carbon dioxide levels in healthy individuals and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before and while wearing surgical masks. The small study included 15 military veterans...
    NVIDIA has announced that it’s delaying the the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card by two weeks to allow it to build more stock ahead of the launch. “We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible, however this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day,” the company wrote. NVIDIA launched the RTX 3080 GPU last month, but it sold out almost immediately and cards soon appeared on eBay at highly inflated prices. As a result, the company was forced to apologize, saying it was not prepared for the demand. The company even pre-apologized for the lack of GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs before they went on sale, but that card also sold out despite the exorbitant price.
    KELLY Clarkson admitted she had to hold back tears to prevent hurting her "infected" eye. The moment came after a sweet story about an organization for reformed gang members on today's show. 6Kelly Clarkson admitted she had to hold back tears to prevent hurting her 'infected' eyeCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show / YouTube 6The moment came after a sweet story about an organization for reformed gang members on today's showCredit: The Kelly Clarkson Show Kelly said following a video about Father Greg Boyle, who is the founder of Homeboy Industries: "I literally had to stop watching cause if I cry, my eye will die. I was like it's so moving and it's so beautiful and it's so important." She was joined by Father Boyle on set, who discussed how the organization gives job opportunities to former gang members in a need of a fresh start. Homeboy participants, Connie and Jac'Queena,...
    The majority of Americans are now wearing masks when venturing outside their homes. One unfortunate side effect of masks is that they may contribute to foggy glasses. Foggy lenses can happen when a glasses-wearer enters a warmer or cooler environment in a quick temperature change. Masks facilitate fogginess because warm, moist air can get exhaled directly into glasses. To prevent the fogginess, you need to stop the air from hitting your glasses. An article in The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England published an article that gave advice on preventing foggy glasses. They recommended a cleaning tip. “Washing the spectacles with soapy water leaves behind a thin surfactant film that reduces this surface tension and causes the water molecules to spread out evenly into a transparent layer,” the article shares. “This ‘surfactant effect’ is widely utilised to prevent misting of surfaces in many everyday situations.” Another solution is...
    The dangerously hot temperatures have prompted the manager of California's power grid to issue a Flex Alert that will be in effect from 3 to 10 p.m. Thursday.The alert, issued by the California Independent System Operator, urges residents to conserve energy wherever possible to reduce strain on the grid and prevent possible rolling blackouts.Temperatures that will be high enough to cause people to become ill, with several Los Angeles and Orange County cities forecast to reach triple-digit territory, will plague the Southland through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.RELATED: Santa Ana winds, heat wave bring increased threat of wildfires across parts of SoCalA heat advisory went into effect at 8 p.m. Wednesday, when an even more serious excessive heat warning expired, and will remain in force through 8 p.m. Friday in the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains, the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys, the L.A...
    President Donald Trump signed a spending bill early Thursday to prevent an imminent government shutdown. The Senate voted 84-10 to pass the bipartisan bill, extending federal agency funding to Dec. 11 and avoiding a potentially nasty fight ahead of the Nov. 3 election. The House already passed the bill in a 359-57 vote last week. Trump signed the bill after returning to the White House from a campaign event in Minnesota, right as federal funds ran dry. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin negotiated the short-term deal — though they continue to be at odds over further coronavirus relief legislation that would send out more stimulus checks and revive an expired unemployment insurance supplement. The funding extension secures money for a host of programs set to lapse on Sept. 30, from transit to health care, and would finance a new White House transition should Joe Biden...
    DULUTH, MINN. - The Commission on Presidential Debates said it intends to tighten the format before President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden face off again after their initial encounter Tuesday was widely panned as the worst debate in American political history. The two candidates frequently interrupted each other or talked at the same time, with debate moderator Chris Wallace, a Fox News journalist, rebuking Trump for failing to adhere to rules allowing both candidates to answer questions unimpeded. The independent commission that organizes the debates said the format needs additional structure “to ensure a more orderly discussion” after Tuesday’s chaotic affair at a university in the Midwestern city of Cleveland, Ohio. The commission said it would soon impose new restrictions before the second and third Trump-Biden debates, set for October 15 and 22. Some critics of the first encounter between the candidates suggested cutting off the microphone of either Trump or Biden when the other was speaking. Trump, during a Wednesday evening political rally at an airport...
    US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks at a press conference at the US Capitol on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC, as McConnell said in a statement that the Senate would take up President Donald Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images The Senate passed a bill Wednesday to fund the government into December and prevent a shutdown at the end of the month. The House approved the legislation last week. Once President Donald Trump signs it into law, the measure will ensure government funding does not lapse during a pandemic and just weeks before the 2020 election.  The plan keeps federal agencies running until Dec. 11. Before then, lawmakers aim to hash out spending legislation to keep the government running through Sept. 2021.  Democrats and Republicans reached a deal on a temporary funding bill...
    Imagine accepting a Supreme Court nomination from that person. Amy Coney Barrett is not qualified to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Every circumstance of her acquiescence to this nomination disqualifies her. Her extremism disqualifies her. Her refusal to say she will not recuse herself from a challenge to the action from Donald Trump—the primary reason he wants her on the court—disqualifies her. It's all of those problems that are driving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham to jam her nomination through at breakneck speed. By the end of Wednesday, Politico's Capitol Hill reporter Sarah Ferris reckons, Barrett will have met with about a third of Senate Republicans. She has already begun her hearing preparation, getting her schtick on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which she has called unconstitutional in previous statements, and Roe v. Wade—she is a rabid forced birther who belongs to...
    Voting information could face blockades from cyberattacks aimed at slowing down election-related, public-facing websites, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. The attacks, known as Distributed Denial of Service, could hinder voter access to sites regarding information on the voting process or even voting results but would not prevent actual voting. According to the warning, a DDoS attack occurs when attackers flood sites available to the general public with various requests, causing the server to slow down or even become inaccessible. The attacks would prevent users from accessing those online resources and could temporarily disrupt business activities. "The public should be aware that if foreign actors or cyber criminals were able to successfully conduct DDoS attacks against election infrastructure, the underlying data and internal systems would remain uncompromised, and anyone eligible to vote would still be able to cast a ballot," the...
    GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal court said it would uphold a Federal Trade Commission decision to block a proposed merger between two leading Wyoming coal companies. The FTC had said a merger between Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. would have created a monopoly that could have resulted in higher energy prices for customers, said Rob Godby, director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy at the University of Wyoming College of Business. A U.S. District Court upheld that opinion on Tuesday. The Gillette News Record reported that Arch Resources accounted for roughly 28% of coal production in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin in 2019. However, the company’s revenue has steadily decreased as coal demand in Wyoming has gradually declined over the years. A decade ago, Wyoming’s coal basin produced over 400 million tons of the natural resource. Last year, the area produced just...
    Blackheads, whiteheads and cysts, beware! Dermatologist Sandra Lee, MD, a.k.a. Dr. Pimple Popper, is here to help you prevent the newest skin enemy, maskne! The TLC star and celebrity favorite sat down for an exclusive interview with Page Six to share her top tips. Wearing a mask can really clog your pores, so she suggests trying a cotton mask and spraying it with salicylic acid before putting it on. And to prevent the mask from aggravating breakouts even more, try applying a pimple patch! Watch the video for more great tips for your skin!   Subscribe to our YouTube!
    ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez made history during the US midterms in 2018 by becoming the youngest woman to be elected to Congress. She’s also made headlines when she unveiled her Green New Deal which Democrat president wannabe Joe Biden has publicaly opposed. 2 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils her Green New Deal on Capitol Hill on February 8Credit: EPA What is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal? The Green New Deal is a 14-page resolution that is aimed at tackling climate change and inequality all at once. It entails a 10-year “economic mobilisation” that would phase out the use of fossil fuels and overhaul the nation’s infrastructure while expanding the nation’s social safety net. The deal’s goal is to shift 100 per cent to renewable and zero-emission energy sources and aims to create millions of jobs to eradicate poverty. It calls for eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and construction. The...
    JILL Duggar and husband Derick revealed they use birth control to prevent pregnancy despite the fact that her parents forbid it. The couple has broken almost every rule that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have set up for their family. 7Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar revealed they use birth controlCredit: Dillard Family Official Jill, 29, and Derick, 31, uploaded a YouTube video to their channel where they answered some more Counting On fan questions about their small family. The mom of two dropped the bombshell that they use birth control after a fan had submitted the question. She said: "We use birth control but we prefer to use non-hormonal birth control methods, because we don't want to use anything that could potentially cause an abortion. 7They, however, uses non-hormonal methods to prevent any miscarriagesCredit: Dillard Family Official "I think there are probably uses for hormonal methods of birth...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The NFL had been doing such a tremendous job in avoiding a problem with COVID-19 that fans could have been forgiven for briefly forgetting the risks of playing tackle football around the country during a pandemic. That blissful ignorance, of course, came to an end on Tuesday, when the NFL announced that eight Tennessee Titans — three players and five staff members — tested positive for COVID-19. Another Titans player tested positive as of Wednesday morning. As a result, nobody from the Titans can enter their facility on Saturday, and the Vikings — who played against the Titans on Sunday — are shut down for the time being, too. Unlike in baseball, where rainouts are a nightly possibility and missed games can be made up as doubleheaders, any missed games in the NFL are sure to cause a major problem, so this week’s rise in positive cases...
    Washington (CNN)The Senate is on track to vote Wednesday to approve a stopgap spending bill in order to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline when funding is set to expire.A scheduled vote has not yet been locked in, but the spending bill, which would keep the government funded through December 11, is nevertheless expected to pass the upper chamber ahead of the deadline. The measure was approved by the House last week by a wide margin and cleared a procedural huddle to advance in the Senate on Tuesday with an overwhelming vote of 82-6.If the Senate approves the bill and President Donald Trump signs it into law before midnight, the measure will take the threat of a shutdown prior to the November presidential election off the table, even as it sets up the possibility of a funding fight and potential shutdown after the election and just...
    ARLETA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Modern day firefighters benefit from high tech equipment and regular training but those measures do little to shield them from their number one killer: suicide."Our firefighters experience terrible things. Terrible things that they can't share with their families because it is just going to depress their families, quite honestly," said Los Angeles City Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas.The department's labor union, the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, on Monday took a major step towards suicide prevention for 3,500 members and their families.They converted an old fire station in Arleta to become the United Firefighters of Los Angeles Center for Health and Wellness, which will provide space for counseling and classroom training.Its staff will include mental health specialists who will be available around the clock, plus an additional 100 peer counselors in the field."As best we can tell this is the first and only facility of...
    Senate Democrats are working to prevent Republicans from committing 'a political heist.' Since Donald Trump named Amy Coney Barrett as his pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats have started readying an arsenal of procedural tactics to prevent Barrett's confirmation. Senate Republicans are working to push through Barrett, who is 48, before the end of Trump's first term in office, while Senate Democrats are gearing up to fight Barrett's confirmation tooth-and-nail. "If we don't fight this with every fiber, politically, that we have, then we will have allowed a heist, a political heist, of a historic nature that the Republicans will have perpetrated on the American people," Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said in an interview.
    When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Dogs are spending more time with their owners during the coronavirus pandemic. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images A dog with separation anxiety experiences a panic attack when left alone, which may include barking, destruction, and accidents. Abrupt changes in routine can trigger separation anxiety in dogs, especially when people begin to return to work or school after a long stay at home. Setting up a routine, getting space from your dog, practicing absences, and increasing training and enrichment may help set a dog up for a successful return to being left home alone regularly. We spoke to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Karen Sueda, separation anxiety specialist Malena DeMartini-Price, and certified separation anxiety trainer Jennifer Pratt to get advice on how to prevent this disorder. Separation anxiety is one of the most challenging behavior...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A bill that would ensure $2 million to keep people in their homes and off the streets by providing rental assistance, housing vouchers and utility assistance made it past the first reading at a Denver City Council meeting Monday. Under the same bill, an additional $650,000 would be put toward homeless outreach and proposed safe encampment sites.    “Winter is coming and this is more urgent than ever,” said Councilwoman Kendra Black. “We know that the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lot of people losing their housing and that is not something we want to see.”    A bill would make a rescission from General Fund Contingency, making an appropriation in the General Fund, and make a cash transfer $2,650,000 of to the Coronavirus Emergency Response Special Revenue Fund to support Denver housing needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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    Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), James Lankford (R-OK), and Tom Cotton (R-AR) recently introduced a bill that will protect female athletes of all ages from being forced to complete against biological men. The issue has galvanized an unlikely coalition of women, from feminists to pro-family, pro-life advocates, who have teamed up with female athletes fighting against the transgender movement that believes “gender identity” and not biological sex should be the standard for competition in sports. The bill also is tied to Title IX, the federal statute that prevents discrimination against women in sports because of their biological sex. The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act would “make it a violation of Title IX for a school that receives federal education funds to permit a biological male to participate in a sports program designated for women and girls.” Loeffler posted information about the bill...
    A vast majority of registered voters favor the “Keep Nine” amendment, establishing the number of Supreme Court justices at nine and thereby preventing the president and Congress from ever “packing” the highest court in the land. The “Keep Nine” amendment simply states that the Supreme Court of the United States “shall be composed of nine Justices.” A survey, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates from Sept 23 – 27 among 1,000 registered, likely voters, found that 62 percent favor the amendment, as opposed to the 18 percent who do not. “Whether or not we can preserve an independent Supreme Court, or end up with a Court whose size could be manipulated for political advantage by whoever controls the White House and Congress will be a defining issue for the future of our nation,” Paul Summers, former Attorney General of Tennessee and “leader of the Keep Nine Amendment effort,” said in a statement. Last...
    Senate Republicans likely have the numbers to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, but Sen. Kamala Harris urged Democrats to wage political war over the nomination. "They want you to feel tired. They want you to feel like your fight doesn't matter. But we will not give up, and we will not give in," Harris said Monday. She added, "We will not let the infection that President Trump has injected into the presidency and into Congress, that has paralyzed our politics and pitted Americans against each other, spread to the United States Supreme Court." The California Democrat delivered her remarks at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the civil rights group the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, was founded. Though a Senate Judiciary Committee member, she spoke in her capacity as the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Harris framed Trump and...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — Quincy Reservoir in Aurora is closed for two weeks to improve the water quality, starting next week. The city is trying to prevent any more toxic blue green algae blooms, which have plagued the reservoir all summer. (credit: CBS) Aurora Water will be treating Quincy Reservoir with hydrogen peroxide and aluminum sulfate. The treatments are safe and pose no threat to people, aquatic life or vegetation. That treatment will take two weeks, forcing the closure of the popular fishing spot from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9.
    A sign at Murano Street Student Village in Glasgow, where students are being told to stay in their dorms. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Freshmen students in the UK say their universities are preventing them from leaving their dorms as a wave of infections sweeps across campuses. At least 32 UK universities have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Many have locked down accommodation buildings as a precaution. A student at Manchester Metropolitan University told The Associated Press that a security guard appeared outside to keep all the students there. The University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, threatened to fine students or expel them if they ignored government guidelines. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New university students in the UK say they are being prevented from leaving their dorms and threatened with fines as part of heavy-handed attempts by authorities to prevent COVID-19 spreading on campus. Outbreaks of...
    The second-ranking Democrat in the Senate has admitted that they are powerless to stop the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, unless Republicans change their mind and side with them. Dick Durbin, who has been on the Senate Judiciary Committee since 1997, told ABC News on Sunday morning that Barrett's confirmation was all-but guaranteed. 'We can slow it down perhaps a matter of hours, maybe days at the most,' he told George Stephanopoulos on This Week.  'But we can't stop the outcome.'  Dick Durbin appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday morning to discuss the Supreme Court Durbin admitted the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett, pictured Saturday, was hard to stop Barrett, 48, was nominated by Donald Trump on Saturday to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democrats have furiously challenged her appointment, arguing that a Supreme Court...
    LOS ANGELES - The nation's largest electric utility has temporarily shut off power to thousands of northern California residents to prevent wildfires sparked by electrical equipment as the state braces for potentially strong winds and extreme fire weather conditions. Pacific Gas & Electric shut off power Sunday to about 11,000 customers mostly in the Butte County area, said Angela Lombardi, a company spokeswoman. Another 54,000 customers could see their power shut off later in the day because of the hot, dry weather and high winds in the forecast, she said, adding residents in a total of 16 counties could be affected. The shutoffs are only called "as a last resort," Lombardi said. "PG&E meteorologists are continually evaluating and monitoring the weather." The shutoffs come as fire-weary California prepared for a new siege of hot, dry weather with potentially strong winds that could cause power lines to arc and spark...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest electric utility has temporarily shut off power to thousands of Northern California residents to prevent wildfires sparked by electrical equipment as the state braces for potentially strong winds and extreme fire weather conditions. Pacific Gas & Electric said Sunday it began shutting off power to customers in portions of Butte, Plumas, Shasta and Tehama counties. The initial shutoffs were expected to affect about 15,000 customers. Another 74,000 customers in 12 more counties were due to be affected later on Sunday, the company said. A message was left for PG&E seeking additional details. The shutoffs come as fire-weary California prepared for a new siege of hot, dry weather with potentially strong winds that could cause power lines to arc and spark new blazes in parched vegetation that’s ready to burn. Red Flag warnings for extreme fire weather conditions were issued for the northern and...
    Several hundred members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing groups gathered at a park in Portland, Oregon, Saturday to rally against ongoing protests in the city and the politicians who are allowing them to continue, and to show their support for President Trump. The city was braced for violence between the rallygoers and far-left groups which have been protesting for months in the city. The Proud Boys have held multiple events in Portland, alongside other right-wing groups such as Patriot Prayer, that often end in violent clashes with left-wing groups. Anticipating thousands at the rally after the Proud Boys put out a nationwide call for attendance, Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency but at mid-afternoon, the opposing groups had not come in contact. Early on, the only conflicts that emerged were rally goers chasing a handful of individuals out of the park, including one man dressed in...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) recommended that the New York Police Department (NYPD) no longer conduct traffic stops as a way of trying to prevent violent encounters. James, who also acts as a special prosecutor to investigate some police killings, made the recommendation Friday as she released a report into the death of Allan Feliz, who was killed last October after police stopped him for a seat belt violation. “The death of Allan Feliz was a tragedy, and I offer my deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones during this time,” said James. “While criminal charges were not warranted, we were gravely concerned by some of the actions of the responding offices and issued a number of recommendations that the NYPD should take into account, including removing officers from engaging in any type of routine traffic enforcement activity.”  James said her investigation could not conclude that the use of...
    A man who served three stints in the New York state prison system over the last 15 years — and has been on parole since January — was charged in connection with a brutal attack on a woman on a Brooklyn subway train, police told the New York Daily News. What are the details?Police told the paper that the 53-year-old victim was trying to prevent a fellow subway rider from being robbed Sunday morning. The victim was riding the Coney Island-bound D train to a photo shoot when she spotted the suspect sitting next to a sleeping man with a full backpack, the Daily News said. The suspect initially backed off when the victim nudged the snoozing man awake — but then the suspect charged back and knocked her to the floor of the train, the paper said.'He whaled on me like a caged animal'The victim told the Daily...
    Police in Southern California arrested three suspects in Anaheim, south of Los Angeles, this week in connection with the death of a 33-year-old father who was run over by his own work van Tuesday morning. The victim had been trying to prevent the vehicle from being stolen, Anaheim police confirmed Wednesday. Identified as Jose DeJesus Berrelleza, the victim confronted a suspect trying to steal his van just after 6 a.m. PT Tuesday and fell from the vehicle as the suspect drove away. Berrelleza was run over and died at the scene, according to police. “It is believed Berrelleza, the father of an 8-year-old daughter, attempted to stop the theft of the vehicle to prevent the loss of his livelihood,” the department said in a release. Berrelleza had been getting ready for work that morning when he saw the suspect trying to steal the van, The Los Angeles Times reported. 3-YEAR-OLD BOY...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It has been a troubling year in Chicago with gun violence steadily rising. On Thursday night, CBS 2’s Jermont Terry introduced us to a program that hopes to knock out youngsters picking up weapons. On the city’s West Side, the boxing gloves are coming on and the jabs and punches are being thrown. Nicholas Randolph, 10, was getting boxing tips. “It’s fun, and it’s entertaining too,” Nicholas said. But the youngsters are doing more than just having fun. Every punch is an attempt to keep them on the right track, through the Gloves Up Guns Down program. “It is a gun violence prevention popup,” said organizer Riccardo Holyfield. “So we pop up in all different parts of Chicago in the areas that’s needed.” Through boxing skills, the nonprofit hopes the boys they train can avoid fights that often lead to gun retaliation in Chicago. “At the end...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election, raising the already blaring alarms over threats to America's democracy to a deafening volume. Frida GhitisThere's no clearer demarcation between democracy and autocracy than the peaceful transfer of power after an election. Trump showed us on Wednesday that he is prepared to cross that line.Any other president, at any other time in the history of this country, would have had a simple, straightforward answer, when asked if he would accept the results of the election. Any other president would have affirmed his respect for the will of the people -- the hallmark of democracy. But when Trump was asked that question, his response was a shrapnel-filled grenade. Here's what he said:"Well, we're going to have to see what happens. You know that I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots...
    As TechCrunch points out, public reports by ByteDance and Oracle have differed on the terms of the proposed deal, and the president has made public statements that he would not approve any deal where the Chinese company retained partial ownership of the app. ByteDance has applied for an export license in China to facilitate the deal, assuming it is approved. NPR reporter Bobby Allyn posted a declaration submitted by new TikTok CEO Vanessa Pappas, which lays out many of her arguments for an injuction. The CEO cited the harm that could be done if the app is banned, even if it’s later reinstated, including notes on what happened when a ban went into place in India. TikTok also argued that the pending action has caused millions of dollars in lost business deals, as well as dozens of prospective employees declining to join the company.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The man of the hour is Rikien Wilder, a New Jersey native who risked life and limb to stop the madman who allegedly threw construction debris on the tracks in the 14th Street station of the A-C-E trains on Sunday ending in a derailment. Wilder says it all boils down to a good upbringing by his mother who taught him the value of helping out one’s fellow human that inspired him to spring into action attempting to stop Demetrius Harvard, 30, from committing an allegedly deliberate attempt to cause havoc and later restraining the Bronx man for 15 minutes until police arrived. For his troubles, the MTA awarded Wilder with a free unlimited MetroCard for a year, as well as a “New York Tough” t-shirt and a plague that reads “Hero...
    DENVER (CBS4) — After a new spike in COVID-19 cases in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis urged people to be more cautious in order to prevent a “big third wave.” (credit: CBS) The spike since Labor Day is the worst we’ve seen since the 4th of July. On Sept. 7, officials reported 187 new cases in Colorado. Yesterday, the state reported 654 new cases. “We are now at 66,002 cases, we have lost 1,926 Coloradans due to COVID and the general trend has been an increase in COVID in our state,” Gov. Polis said. “This is a warning sign for all of us that, again, while generally what we’re doing is working, we need to do it a little bit better,” Polis said. “We need to be a little better with a mask wearing avoiding large groups, being smart, being careful.” “Let’s step it up over the next couple weeks, let’s,...
    DENVER (CBS4) — After a new spike in COVID-19 cases in Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis urged people to be more cautious in order to prevent a “big third wave.” (credit: CBS) The spike since Labor Day is the worst we’ve seen since the 4th of July. On Sept. 7, officials reported 187 new cases in Colorado. Yesterday, the state reported 654 new cases. “We are now at 66,002 cases, we have lost 1,926 Coloradans due to COVID and the general trend has been an increase in COVID in our state,” Gov. Polis said. “This is a warning sign for all of us that, again, while generally what we’re doing is working, we need to do it a little bit better,” Polis said. “We need to be a little better with a mask wearing avoiding large groups, being smart, being careful.” “Let’s step it up over the next couple weeks, let’s,...
    House Democrats introduced a package of reforms on Wednesday that they say will "prevent future presidential abuses." The legislation, dubbed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, seeks to counter the sort of issues put on display by President Trump and members of his administration with a variety of proposals introduced by seven House committee leaders at the behest of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. To "prevent presidential abuses," the Democrats proposed prohibiting the president from pardoning himself or herself, suspending the statute of limitations for a federal offense committed by a president or vice president while in office, and strengthening the foreign and domestic emoluments clause of the Constitution. The Democrats, which include House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, also expressed their desire to "restore our system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability, and transparency." They proposed accomplishing this by expediting the judicial process for congressional...
            by Scott McClallen  The coming cold weather will hurt restaurants operating at reduced indoor capacity. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) estimates 4,000 restaurants, or 22% of those in the state, likely won’t survive past February. Expanded outdoor patio seating and federal loans threw a life preserver to restaurants shut down or forced to operate through curbside service for months. But federal loans have run dry and those willing to eat outdoors will dwindle as the temperature drops. “The hospitality industry in Michigan finds itself in a precarious position this fall as dropping temperatures and mandatory capacity restrictions indoors threaten its very existence,” MRLA President and CEO Justin Winslow said in a statement. MRLA suggested policy solutions to help Michigan’s restaurants and hotels survive the winter. Allow Michigan’s meetings and banquets centers statewide the same access to market as restaurants at 50 percent...
    Forget in-flight meals – one airline is offering a new kind of must-have freebie. Italian carrier Alitalia hopes to protect passengers from COVID-19 by testing travelers for the viral disease before they board select flights. Passengers who are tested at the airport will have their results in 30 minutes. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) NEW HAMPSHIRE MOM SAYS SHE WAS KICKED OFF FLIGHT AFTER HER 2-YEAR-OLD REFUSED MASK: REPORT To board the “COVID-tested flights,” passengers will have to either take a free rapid antigen test at the airport or bring a medical certificate with a negative molecular or antigenic test result from within 72 hours before boarding. Passengers who are tested at the airport will have their results in 30 minutes, according to the airline. Alitalia is currently only offering the tested flights between Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate, for now. (iStock) CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS...
    The coming cold weather will hurt restaurants operating at reduced indoor capacity. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA) estimates 4,000 restaurants, or 22% of those in the state, likely won’t survive past February. Expanded outdoor patio seating and federal loans threw a life preserver to restaurants shut down or forced to operate through curbside service for months. But federal loans have run dry and those willing to eat outdoors will dwindle as the temperature drops. “The hospitality industry in Michigan finds itself in a precarious position this fall as dropping temperatures and mandatory capacity restrictions indoors threaten its very existence,” MRLA President and CEO Justin Winslow said in a statement. MRLA suggested policy solutions to help Michigan’s restaurants and hotels survive the winter. Allow Michigan’s meetings and banquets centers statewide the same access to market as restaurants at 50 percent capacity...
    The U.S. Senate special election pitting Republican incumbent Martha McSally against Democrat Mark Kelly is "key to keep the Senate majority" for the GOP next year, McSally told "Fox & Friends" Tuesday. “People have known Arizona is key for the presidential race ..." McSally said. "Now we’re key to ensure that the Supreme Court nominee goes through and that we’re able to shift the court for generations to come." ANDY MCCARTHY EXPLAINS WHY ARIZONA SENATE ELECTION COULD MAKE OR BREAK TRUMP SCOTUS PICK VideoMcSally and Kelly, a former astronaut, are battling for the seat formerly held by the late Sen. John McCain, who was reelected in 2016. After McCain died of brain cancer in August 2018, former Sen. John Kyl served out the remainder of that year. Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey then appointed McSally to fill the seat at the beginning of 2019. Under Arizona law, Kelly could be sworn in as soon...
    The University of California allowed improper influence in admissions decisions, with four campuses admitting 64 applicants based on “inappropriate factors” such as family donations or their relationships to campus staff, according to a state audit released Tuesday. The audit, which scrutinized admissions practices from the 2013-14 through 2018-19 academic years at UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara, found the majority of the admitted students were white and at least half had annual family incomes of $150,000 or more. Among them, 22 applicants were admitted as athletes despite having demonstrated little athletic talent, the audit said. UC Berkeley came under particular fire, with auditors finding the campus admitted 42 applicants based on their connections to donors and staff while denying admission to others who were more qualified. “By admitting 64 noncompetitive applicants, the university undermined the fairness and integrity of its admissions process and...
    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — It is hard to win a hockey game taking three penalties in the first 13 minutes, especially against a dangerous power play that can snap the puck around with ease. That is exactly what the Dallas Stars did to open Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, digging themselves a hole too deep to climb out of and allowing the Tampa Bay Lightning to tie the series with two crucial power-play goals in a 3-2 win. At 5-on-5, Dallas is outplaying Tampa Bay and may only have its lack of discipline to blame for not being up 2-0. Penalty trouble is finally hurting the Stars, who have taken by far the most minors this postseason and must fix the problem to keep their title hopes alive. Dallas has defied convention by committing so many penalties and reaching the final. The penalty kill led...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year, with the coronavirus pandemic still raging. Yet, misinformation about flu vaccines continues to spread. CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez dispels the top flu shot myths. Doctors fear a “twin-demic” this fall and winter – an overlap of the flu and COVID-19. They have very similar early symptoms, but their treatment is much different. Plus, the flu can make COVID much worse – and you can get both at the same time. That’s why the flu shot is critical this year. RELATED STORY: Health Experts: Demand For Flu Shots Is Higher Than Expected, So Public Urged To Get One Sooner Rather Than Later The most prevalent flu shot myth is likely, “You can get the flu from the flu vaccine.” “Most flu vaccines are just a piece of a protein from the virus. So, it is impossible...
    The cruise line industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, submitted a report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday with dozens of recommendations on how to prevent or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on ships. Royal Caribbean and Norwegian’s Healthy Sail Panel submitted the 66-page report in response to a CDC request for public comment following the implementation of its “no-sail” order, USA Today reported. The report lists 74 recommendations for containing COVID-19, including testing five to 24 hours before boarding a cruise for passengers and crew members, daily temperature checks, and requiring passengers and crew members to wear cloth face coverings in accordance with CDC recommendations. Lower passenger and crew loads, shorter sailing schedules and contact-free check-in are also recommended, along with increased sanitation. Also, new hygiene protocols like hand sanitizer stations, wipes, or hand washing stations conveniently placed around the ship and insurance that...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is concerned about Iran's cooperation with North Korea and will do whatever it can to prevent it, Elliott Abrams, Washington's envoy on Iran, said on Monday. Abrams was responding to a reporter's question on whether the United States had seen evidence that Tehran and Pyongyang had resumed cooperation on long-range missile development. He spoke shortly after the Trump administration slapped new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear and weapons programs. (Reporting By Matt Spetalnick and Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The U.S. Justice Department has awarded $15.9 million to Illinois agencies to fight domestic abuse, officials said.The money comes from the Violence Against Women Act.The funding has been awarded to 19 community agencies, from Chicago to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis.Congress adopted the law 26 years ago, according to Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois.RELATED: Domestic violence concerns rise during Illinois' 'stay-at-home' orderEMBED More News Videos As people are being urged to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, there's concern for domestic violence victims who could be quarantined with their abusers. The law is intended to "prevent, combat, and investigate sexual assault and violence against women and support critical victims' services" such as counseling and housing assistance, the senators said.Durbin called the law a "lifeline for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault."He said home for victims is not the...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has awarded $15.9 million to Illinois agencies to fight domestic abuse, officials said. The money comes from the Violence Against Women Act. The funding has been awarded to 19 community agencies, from Chicago to the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis. Congress adopted the law 26 years ago, according to Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, both Democrats from Illinois. The law is intended to “prevent, combat, and investigate sexual assault and violence against women and support critical victims' services” such as counseling and housing assistance, the senators said. Durbin called the law a “lifeline for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.” He said home for victims is not the safe place that many others find it to be, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. ___ Online List of agencies receiving funding: https://bit.ly/3hKbEeb Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    UNITED NATIONS — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. Criticized for spewing out billions of words and achieving scant results on its primary mission of ensuring global peace, the U.N. nonetheless remains the one place that its 193 member nations can meet to talk. And as frustrating as its lack of progress often is, especially when it comes to preventing and ending crises, there is also strong support for its power to bring not only nations but people of all ages from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions together to discuss critical issues like climate change. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, looking back on the U.N.’s history in an...
    By Edith M. Lederer | Associated Press UNITED NATIONS — Born out of World War II’s devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. Criticized for spewing out billions of words and achieving scant results on its primary mission of ensuring global peace, the U.N. nonetheless remains the one place that its 193 member nations can meet to talk. And as frustrating as its lack of progress often is, especially when it comes to preventing and ending crises, there is also strong support for its power to bring not only nations but people of all ages from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions together to discuss critical issues like climate change. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, looking...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Born out of World War II's devastation to save succeeding generations from the scourge of conflict, the United Nations officially marks its 75th anniversary Monday at an inflection point in history, navigating a polarized world as it faces a pandemic, regional conflicts, a shrinking economy and growing inequality. Criticized for spewing out billions of words and achieving scant results on its primary mission of ensuring global peace, the U.N. nonetheless remains the one place that its 193 member nations can meet to talk. And as frustrating as its lack of progress often is, especially when it comes to preventing and ending crises, there is also strong support for its power to bring not only nations but people of all ages from all walks of life, ethnicities and religions together to discuss critical issues like climate change. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, looking...
    Bradley Cortright September 20, 2020 0 Comments The White House is firing back after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) did not rule out impeaching the president again prevent him from filling the new vacancy on the Supreme Court ahead of the election. Pelosi said on Sunday that Congressional Democrats have options in the event that President Donald Trump moves to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court that opened up in the wake of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern told Fox News, “The Speaker threatened to impeach the President—again—for simply fulfilling his constitutional obligation.” “Numerous Democrats are threatening to pack the court and say things like ‘nothing is off the table.’ These are bizarre and dangerous power grabs by Democrats who will stop at nothing to erode the Constitution to enact their radical agenda,” he continued. Finally, he said, “President Trump will fulfill his constitutional duty to protect...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany would relax insolvency rules under proposals set out on Saturday to help avert a wave of bankruptcies in Europe's biggest economy, provided companies hit by the coronavirus crisis have a robust business model. Keen to avoid bankruptcies and mass layoffs, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has launched a range of stimulus and relief measures as Germany braces for its biggest slump since World War Two, having shrunk by an unprecedented 9.7% in the second quarter. "Companies that can show creditors a realistic prospect of restructuring should be able to implement their concept outside insolvency proceedings," said Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht in a statement. Under the draft reform, which would take effect at the start of 2021, the deadline for firms to file for insolvency would be extended to six from three weeks and authorities will apply more relaxed benchmarks when examining over-indebtedness. The government has already taken...
    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany would relax insolvency rules under proposals set out on Saturday to help avert a wave of bankruptcies in Europe’s biggest economy, provided companies hit by the coronavirus crisis have a robust business model. Keen to avoid bankruptcies and mass layoffs, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has launched a range of stimulus and relief measures as Germany braces for its biggest slump since World War Two, having shrunk by an unprecedented 9.7% in the second quarter. “Companies that can show creditors a realistic prospect of restructuring should be able to implement their concept outside insolvency proceedings,” said Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht in a statement. Under the draft reform, which would take effect at the start of 2021, the deadline for firms to file for insolvency would be extended to six from three weeks and authorities will apply more relaxed benchmarks when examining over-indebtedness. The government has already taken...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground Friday amid a fight over farm bailout funding that’s a key priority of President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans. A House Appropriations Committee spokesman said the measure, which aides had predicted would be released Friday evening, won’t be unveiled until next week. The measure needs to be passed by the end of the budget year on Sept. 30 to prevent a shutdown of nonessential government functions. A tentative proposal by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to permit Trump to keep awarding agricultural funds this campaign season in exchange for food aid for the poor ran into severe turbulence with both House and Senate Democrats. The evolving measure is a lowest-common-denominator, bare-minimum bill that befits a deeply polarized Congress. Even so, it took intense efforts at the...
    By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to fashion a temporary spending bill needed to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month ran aground Friday amid a fight over farm bailout funding that's a key priority of President Donald Trump and Capitol Hill Republicans. A House Appropriations Committee spokesman said the measure, which aides had predicted would be released Friday evening, won't be unveiled until next week. The measure needs to be passed by the end of the budget year on Sept. 30 to prevent a shutdown of nonessential government functions. A tentative proposal by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to permit Trump to keep awarding agricultural funds this campaign season in exchange for food aid for the poor ran into severe turbulence with both House and Senate Democrats. The evolving measure is a lowest-common-denominator, bare-minimum bill that befits a deeply polarized Congress. Even so, it...