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    BRUSSELS (AP) — With a deadline looming ever more menacingly, the European Union’s chief negotiator on the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain Wednesday publicly blamed London for a lack of progress in the two sides’ belated attempt to reach an even rudimentary agreement. “At this stage, there are still too many difficulties remaining on important topics,” Michel Barnier said on his way to brief the envoys of the 27 member states. In a Twitter comment later, Barnier said that “Despite EU efforts to find solutions, very serious divergences remain.” Britain’s chief negotiator David Frost said he agreed that “wide divergences remain on some key issues.” “We continue to work to find solutions that fully respect U.K. sovereignty,″ Frost tweeted. Barnier’s comments threw a dampener on optimistic reports that progress was being made at a rapid pace on issues such as fisheries rights, one of three remaining major...
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan failed to agree on a new negotiating approach to resolve their years-long dispute over the controversial dam that Ethiopia is building on the Blue Nile, Cairo said Wednesday. In late October, the three countries resumed virtual talks over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam. The renewed talks followed President Donald Trump’s comments in which he said downstream Egypt could end up “blowing up” the project that Cairo has called an existential threat. The remarks angered Ethiopia. Foreign and irrigation ministers of the three nations met last week and delegated experts from their countries to discuss and agree on a approach so the talks could be fruitful. But differences remained and Wednesday’s meeting failed to bridge the gaps, said Mohammed el-Sebaei, Egypt’s Irrigation Ministry spokesman. Negotiators have said key questions remain about how much water Ethiopia will release downstream if...
    BRUSSELS, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Intense Brexit negotiations with Britain in recent days have yielded only moderate progress towards a trade deal and differences remain on key issues, the European Union’s negotiator told EU envoys on Wednesday, a senior diplomat said. The diplomat said the negotiator, Michel Barnier, gave no timeline for an agreement or even any certainty that a deal would be clinched. A senior official said the envoys were told there had been “mild progress” in the negotiations, and one issue that still divided the two sides were arrangements for fisheries after the end of Britain’s status quo transition period on Jan. 1. “There is no discussion of mood and predictions on Barnier’s side, just a clear drive to get a deal,” the official said. “It is pure pragmatism.” (Reporting by John Chalmers and Jan Strupczewski; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning that New York State's progress against COVID-19 is being threatened by the national surge in cases.The overall test positivity rate is now 1.81%, but in hot zone areas it stands at 2.63%.The governor says the state's micro-cluster approach has been effective in containing the virus's spread.But, it's a different story in New Jersey where the latest positivity rate is now 5.31%.Governor Phil Murphy says all options are on the table to fight the spread, including a possible statewide curfew and another lockdown.What to know about coronavirus:How coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?NYC COVID-19 positivity rate trackerHere are more of today's headlines:Restaurants closed down after violating COVID-19 ordersHealth officials announced it has closed two businesses in Stamford for violating the State's Executive Orders directing health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Both businesses had previously...
    LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews continue to make big strides in the fight against the Cameron Peak Fire burning in Larimer County. So far the largest wildfire in Colorado history has charred 208,913 acres and is 89% contained. The Cameron Peak Fire on Oct. 31 (credit: InciWeb) On Monday, Larimer County officials lifted all mandatory and voluntary evacuations for the Cameron Peak Fire and the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire. Firefighters are concerned about a cold front that could bring strong winds into the burn area and possibly increase fire activity. Rocky Mountain National Park remained closed on Tuesday. Additional Information From InciWeb: Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/arp/alerts-notices/?aid=60887 Rocky Mountain National Park closures: https://www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations.htm Larimer County evacuations and road closures: https://nocoalert.org
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Center City artist is painting the story of the 2020 election right in front of our eyes. Meg Saligman’s Bainbridge Street mural is called “America, A Work In Progress.” The faces include Martin Luther King Jr., President Abraham Lincoln, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (credit: CBS3) The artwork is not complete. Saligman says the mural will evolve as the votes come in. She said she wants it to be a living, breathing work. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for the latest on the 2020 election.
    (CNN)Republican Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that the US has not beaten the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump is falsely claiming that the country is "rounding the corner" on the surging virus in the final days of the 2020 campaign."We haven't beaten this yet," Scott told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union," urging "all of us" to wear a mask and practice social distancing.Trump in Pennsylvania on Saturday pushed baseless claims to try and convince voters the coronavirus pandemic is improving, despite the number of new cases, hospitalizations and the test positivity rate all increasing.On CNN Sunday, Scott said the federal government has made progress on therapeutics and potential vaccines, but needs to improve testing for Americans."Hopefully, we make a lot of progress on the vaccine. But we still have a lot of work to do, especially work to do on testing. We got to get more...
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has made progress in reducing greenhouse gases and adapting to the effects of climate change, but work remains, state officials said. A state climate change task force released its second annual climate report Friday, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Friday. The state’s commitment to fighting climate change has grown stronger as the effects of climate change are “laid bare” with an extended fire season, severe drought and low water levels, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “We are dead set against allowing climate change to bring about the next public health crisis,” Lujan Grisham said in a statement. The report outlined steps being implemented to curb greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy including updated building codes that improve energy efficiency and save new homeowners up to $400 annually in energy costs. The initiative also includes $5.8 million in state investment for clean-energy...
    Donna went makeup-free in a video that showed her 'fitness progress.' Baywatch actress Donna D’Errico astonished and amazed her Instagram followers on Thursday when she flaunted her fit figure in a candid video. Her body’s taut and trim appearance belied its age, and she looked confident as she posed in a swimsuit that was even more revealing than the iconic red one-piece that she rocked during her days playing a lifeguard in Los Angeles. Donna, 52, filmed her video inside a bedroom with rustic wood furnishings. The walls were white, as was the bedding and a small table lamp. The lighting fixture sat on top of a bedside bombe dresser with a distinctive curved design that gave it a vintage appearance. Other personal touches included the crowded group of framed photos on the dresser and a large decorative jar full of long, straight branches. Donna stood directly in front of...
    By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall went up in areas that had smaller barriers, the government built hundreds of miles of fencing as high as 30 feet (9 meters) in a short amount of time — most of it this year. But crews blasted hills and bulldozed sensitive habitats in national wildlife refuges and on American Indian land to do it, prioritizing areas where they could build more quickly. The Department of Homeland Security waived environmental and other reviews to expedite construction. And despite President Donald Trump's repeated promises that Mexico would pay for the wall, the construction has been funded by U.S. taxpayers for at...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A federal judge said he’s frustrated with the lack of progress he’s seeing three-and-a-half years into a federal consent decree mandating an array of improvements and reforms within the Baltimore Police Department. During a hearing on Thursday, Judge James Bredar also stressed the importance of keeping Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on board. When he took the job last January, Harrison became the city’s fifth police commissioner in four years. “It is critical that Baltimore retain its new police leaders as we push ahead with the Consent Decree reforms. It is critical that now we retain stability when for years there was none,” Bredar said during a quarterly hearing with the department and Consent Decree Monitoring Team. Bredar said rank-and-file officers are right to feel skeptical of changes given that turnover, but with Harrison at the helm, the department has been “uncharacteristically stable”: “Commissioner Harrison and his team...
    Trade and security talks between the UK and the EU are making good progress, Ursula van der Leyen Brexit has stated in very positive comments to date the status of the negotiations. When the talks moved to Brussels seven days later in London, The European Commission The President said: “We are making good progress, but [there are] Two important issues: level playground and fisheries, [where] We look forward to seeing more progress. “We are in very close contact on an hourly basis because now the negotiations have intensified … there are 11 files to negotiate.” His comments come after he said the Downing Street talks were over last week. The issues pending are the positions the UK will provide to the EU fishing navy, fair competition rules for trade, rules regarding domestic subsidies and mechanisms in the final agreement to resolve future conflicts. Van der Leyen, speaking after a meeting...
    YORBA LINDA, Calif. (KABC) -- Firefighters on Thursday continued to make progress against the Blue Ridge Fire, which was 30% contained after officials lifted evacuation orders that affected thousands of residents.In a statement, Cal Fire said the spread of the flames had slowed due to a decrease in winds and an uptick in humidity in the fire zone.Crews planned to monitor the fire line throughout the morning, mopping up hot spots and focusing on perimeter control, the agency said.High winds, which grounded firefighting aircraft on Monday, were much less of a factor on Wednesday."The winds we've had today were very calm,'' said Firefighter Edwin Zuniga, a Cal Fire spokesman. "I haven't seen a big push. It's a light breeze, but nothing significant."Full containment of the blaze is expected on Nov. 10, according to officials.Traffic was also being allowed on the 91 Freeway connectors to the Corona Freeway, a Caltrans spokesperson...
    HOUSTON – Top Trump administration officials visited Texas five days before Election Day to announce they have nearly completed 400 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall, trying to show progress on perhaps the president's best-known campaign promise four years ago. While most of the wall went up in areas that had smaller barriers, the government built hundreds of miles of fencing as high as 30 feet (9 meters) in a short amount of time — most of it this year. But crews blasted hills and bulldozed sensitive habitats in national wildlife refuges and on American Indian land to do it, prioritizing areas where they could build more quickly. The Department of Homeland Security waived environmental and other reviews to expedite construction. And despite President Donald Trump's repeated promises that Mexico would pay for the wall, the construction has been funded by U.S. taxpayers for at least $15 billion, two-thirds...
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by calmer weather Thursday increased containment of two large blazes that sent about 100,000 people fleeing their homes in Southern California. Thousands of residents were allowed to return to Orange County neighborhoods on Wednesday as powerful winds that pushed the flames earlier in the week continued easing. More evacuation orders were expected to be lifted on Thursday. The Silverado Fire was 40% contained after burning 21 square miles (54 square kilometers) of brush near Irvine, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) south of Los Angeles. No homes were lost but two firefighters remained hospitalized after suffering second- and third-degree burns over large areas of their bodies, Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy said. Just to the north, the 22-square-mile (54-square-kilometer) Blue Ridge Fire near Yorba Linda was 23% contained as of Wednesday evening. It destroyed one structure and damaged seven others. The fierce winds...
    Baldur’s Gate 3 is progressing through early access, with Larian Studios frequently updating players on bug fixes and development progress. On Tuesday, the team posted an update for the newest patch. This one has a very nice improvement: Cutscenes are now framed properly. Before, goblins would hunch their necks dramatically to get into frame, or the camera would pan out — or perhaps show nothing at all! Obviously, this is a hurdle to enjoying a big narrative game, and it’s something I regularly experienced during my hours with the game. Larian have addressed this, along with a host of smaller things, like save game screenshots being too dark, or certain doors being closed (or open, as appropriate.) The developers shared some interesting stats as well. Gale, the mage, is the most romanced companion. 33% of players selected Gale, but the cleric Shadowheart came in second, with 31% of players selecting...
    Restrictions are being eased up in some of the Orange County COVID-19 micro-clusters, though there was no relief for those in the Rockland County hotspots. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the “Red Zone” micro-cluster area in Orange County has met the metrics to be downgraded to “Orange Warning Zone” after seeing the positivity rate drop from 12 percent to 2 percent in three weeks. Cuomo noted that the new daily hospital admissions have flattened after hospitalizations saw a small spike in recent weeks. “In terms of adjustments of the micro-clusters, Orange County has made very good progress," Cuomo said. "In Orange County, we're going to change the red zone to an orange zone.” Earlier story - COVID-19: 'Micro-Cluster' Strategy Working In "Red Zones," Cuomo Say The Rockland County “Red Zone” numbers are trending in the right direction, but still have not met the state’s criteria to roll back restrictions. In the...
    A coalition of liberal activists in Arizona created a giant sign to blame President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE for the number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States and projected their message on the side of a mountain.   Messages including "COVID deaths 224,601" and "Trump failed us" were projected in both English and Spanish on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. The sign was part of an effort by the groups Progress Arizona, Our Voice Our Vote Arizona, LUCHA, Mi Familia Vota and Por Nuestras Familias PAC, The Arizona Republic reported. The signs were reportedly visible from Camelback and Camelhead roads in Phoenix. Projection happening NOW at Camelback Mountain Trump failed us - vote November 3rd! pic.twitter.com/UitZDXgn3w— Progress...
    MILAN – Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. The merger of the Italian-American car company with its French rival, agreed last year, is aimed at creating a carmaker with the scale to confront the challenges of stricter emissions regulations and the transition to new driving technologies. The new company will be called Stellantis. The boards of the two companies signed cross-border terms of the deal that will allow Groupe PSA to sell a small stake in the French automotive supplier Faurecia, in a bid to facilitate regulatory approval, the companies said in a statement. PSA currently holds a 46% stake and will dispose of around 7%. The completion date for the merger is in line with the original time frame, despite the impact of the...
    The problem with writing about “Watch Dogs: Legion” is that sometimes you don’t know if a bug is a flaw in the game or whether the developers are being very meta. That happened to me while playing one of the longer storyline missions and it’s the reason that this is review-in-progress rather than an actual assessment of the title. I got to an important decision in the campaign, and when I chose either outcome, the game made the fans whir on my Xbox One, and then it shut down. The console turned off. When that happened the first time, I thought it was part of the narrative. The screen went black in a “Sopranos”-type of way to show the outcome. I waited for a few seconds and then I realized, “Oh wow, ‘Watch Dogs Legion’ made the console turn off to protect itself.” I suppose it couldn’t handle the gravity...
    MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot on Wednesday confirmed progress toward their full merger to create the globe’s fourth-largest carmaker, with completion expected by the end of March 2021. The merger of the Italian-American car company with its French rival, agreed last year, is aimed at creating a carmaker with the scale to confront the challenges of stricter emissions regulations and the transition to new driving technologies. The new company will be called Stellantis. The boards of the two companies signed cross-border terms of the deal that will allow Groupe PSA to sell a small stake in the French automotive supplier Faurecia, in a bid to facilitate regulatory approval, the companies said in a statement. PSA currently holds a 46% stake and will dispose of around 7%. The completion date for the merger is in line with the original time frame, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic....
    Four more Bay Area counties have progressed into the next economic reopening tier, potentially paving the way for more businesses to reopen across virtually the entire region — even as Gov. Gavin Newsom cautioned a modest increase in the state’s coronavirus numbers. Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Contra Costa and Marin counties each moved from the red or “substantial” tier to the orange or “moderate” tier, joining Santa Clara, Alameda and Napa counties. Last week, San Francisco became California’s first major county to advance into the state’s least-restrictive yellow reopening tier. While state officials applauded the movement as “progress” toward reopening schools and businesses, they also warned of a statewide rise in infections. With about 4,420 new cases reported daily, California is averaging about 43% more cases now than it was two weeks ago, and infection spikes have hit almost ever population center. After hitting an all-time low of 2.4% last...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly on Tuesday announced that four greater Bay Area counties — Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and Santa Cruz — have moved to Orange Tier on the state COVID-19 monitoring system. The move of those counties will allow for local health officials to relax COVID-19 restrictions and allow for wider operation of businesses, though Gov. Gavin Newsom noted that local jurisdictions had the option of keeping stricter regulations in place. The state saw wide improvement over the past week, with 10 counties now in the Yellow Tier and 17 counties in the Orange Tier. Ghaly noted the progress most counties have made in moving through the tiered system. “If we go way back to the beginning of our tier system, we had 38 counties in purple, quite a bit of movement. Only two counties in yellow, now 10,” said...
    CEDARHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Progress is being made to slow down the number of coronavirus cases in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. “We had orange and yellow places. There’s no more orange, only yellow and it’s a smaller amount,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said. “So kids are back in school. Businesses are back open again. Barbershops, hair salons, gyms, et cetera have been able to reopen.” Curran says testing is key to prevent the spread of COVID. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What To Do If Someone Isn’t Social Distancing Or Wearing A Mask? Expert: Parents Be Mindful Of Children’s Stress After Months Of Isolation Chopper 2 Over Empty NYC Streets, Landmarks Complete Coronavirus Coverage She says in Lawrence, over the last...
    Patrick Mahomes is crediting fiancée Brittany Matthews as the mastermind behind the couple’s epic gender reveal last week. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne) on Oct 21, 2020 at 10:26am PDT During an appearance Monday on 610 Sports’ “The Drive,” the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback — who is expecting his first child, a daughter, with Matthews — spoke about how they wanted their pups, Silver and Steel Mahomes, to be part of their special moment. “We definitely wanted to involve the dogs, they’re such a big part of our lives, and so, I kind of gave it to Brittany and she planned it all, she’s good at that type of stuff, and I kind of just showed up and was there for the dogs to roll out,” Mahomes said. “We had like eight different things that did the gender reveal.” see also ...
    GAITHERSBURG, MD. (WJZ) — Maryland-based Novavax gave an update Tuesday on Phase Three of its COVID-19 vaccine trial. The company said Tuesday 5,500 people have enrolled in its clinical trial in the United Kingdom and expects it to be fully enrolled by the end of November. “We are pleased with the significant progress made in our Phase 3 clinical trial since it began in the United Kingdom at the end of September,” said Gregory M. Glenn, M.D., President of Research and Development at Novavax. “We are grateful for the support of the U.K. Government’s Vaccines Taskforce (VTF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for our pivotal trial. Recognizing the recent, large increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.K., as well as the rapid progress in participant enrollment for our trial, in consultation with the VTF and NIHR, we adjusted our plans and increased enrollment.” Novavax...
    Some of the country’s largest residential landlords have moved to oust thousands of tenants from their homes during the coronavirus pandemic despite federal eviction protections, according to a new report. Big corporate landlords have filed nearly 10,000 eviction actions in courts across five states, even though a nationwide eviction moratorium, issued by the CDC in September, bars them from evicting tenants impacted by COVID-19 for non-payment of rent. But while the CDC says such tenants can’t be physically removed from their homes before the end of the year, landlords are permitted to begin eviction proceedings now and aren't required to tell tenants about the protections available to them. Thousands of those actions have since been filed in 23 counties in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas since early September, according to NBC. Big corporate landlords have filed nearly 10,000 eviction actions in courts across five states, even though a...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters have stopped the forward progress of a grass fire in Placer County. The fire burned approximately 100 acres in the area near North Dowd and Waltz roads in Placer County. CAL FIRE and Placer County fire department firefighters responded to the scene to battle the grass fire. This is a developing story. #DowdFire Forward progressed stopped. CAL FIRE/ Placer County Fire Department firefighters at scene of an approximately 100 acre fire in grass. Waltz Road and North Dowd Road in rural Placer County. Assisted by Lincoln City Fire and Wheatland Fire. #RedFlagWarning #calfireneu pic.twitter.com/uIE31kr8Xz — CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (@CALFIRENEU) October 26, 2020
    President Trump on Monday blasted the media for protecting Joe Biden and mocked the former veep after he appeared to confuse the commander-in-chief with former President George W. Bush. “Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!,” Trump said on Twitter. Biden, speaking during an “I Will Vote” concert on Sunday, mixed up the two presidents. “The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot,” Biden said. “Four more years of George, um, George, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we’re gonna be in a different world.” Bush was finishing his second term in office when Barack Obama and Biden ran in 2008. Trump also ripped the media for not reporting on the “tremendous progress” his...
    President Trump on Monday blasted the media for protecting Joe Biden and mocked the former veep after he appeared to confuse the commander-in-chief with former President George W. Bush. “Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!,” Trump said on Twitter. Biden, speaking during an “I Will Vote” concert on Sunday, mixed up the two presidents. “The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot,” Biden said. “Four more years of George, um, George, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we’re gonna be in a different world.” Bush was finishing his second term in office when Barack Obama and Biden ran in 2008. Trump also ripped the media for not reporting on the “tremendous progress” his administration...
    BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier is due in London on Monday for talks with Britain to find out whether a deal on future relations can be struck to avoid widespread trade disruption at the end of the year. The United Kingdom left the European Union in January but the two sides are trying to clinch a deal that would govern nearly a trillion dollars in annual trade before a transition period of informal membership ends on Dec. 31. After a brief hiatus when London walked away from the negotiating table, both sides are now meeting daily to try to find common ground. At stake is the smooth flow of cross-border trade as well as the harder-to-quantify damage that a chaotic exit would do to security information sharing and research and development cooperation. Barnier and his EU team will be in London until Wednesday, after which talks will...
    US Navy identifies crew killed in training aircraft crash in southern Alabama The fast food favorites from the year you were born With Masters on horizon, Tiger Woods remains a work in progress Here’s what we do know: Tiger Woods will be at Augusta on Tuesday night of the Masters, hosting a very different Champions Dinner. How long will he stay after that? Who knows? Woods, who finished up four rounds at the no-cut Zozo Championship in a style that could generously be termed “uneven,” is just two weeks away from defending another title — the one he won in Augusta back in April 2019 — and it’s all but impossible to project how he’ll do. Woods won this event last year when it was in Japan; because of the pandemic, the Zozo took place at Sherwood Country Club in California. That should have been good news...
    BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Cooler weather helped firefighters gain more control of the CalWood Fire which ignited a week ago today. The fire has burned more than 10,000 acres near Jamestown and is now 66% contained. Firefighters were met with dry and windy conditions Saturday morning as a cold front is expected to move in Saturday night into Sunday. CalWood Fire (credit: CBS) “Priorities will be to focus on increasing containment by improving and mopping up lines around most of the fire’s edge. As the fire backs down towards Highway 7, firefighters are patrolling and improving lines along contained portions of the perimeter,” forest service officials said on Saturday morning. More than a dozen homes were destroyed by the fire last weekend. Officials say no additional structures have been lost. (credit: CBS) The nearby Lefthand Canyon fire is now fully contained. It burned 460 acres near Ward. CORRECTED VIDEO LINK:...
    Enbridge plans to proceed with its tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac next year, despite the reported discovery of 10,000-year-old Ice Age artifacts at the proposed site. The four-mile tunnel is scheduled to begin construction in 2021, and will house a pipeline built 100-feet below the lake bed, which the company says will protect the pipes from anchor strikes and other marine accidents. The company will foot the $500 million tab to complete the project, which will replace the current Line 5 pipeline that has been situated above the lake bed for the past 63 years. “Our Tribes have been telling State and Federal agencies about the cultural and ecological importance of the Straits for years,” Bryan Newland, Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority board member, said in a statement. “The recent discoveries of artifacts and cultural sites on the bottom of the Straits further confirms what we have...
    Getty U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As negotiations for another coronavirus relief bill inch forward, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns that the actual process of writing the bill could take longer. The House speaker spoke to reporters on Thursday, October 22, to provide an update on stimulus talks, which have gripped Capitol Hill for months. Pelosi expressed progress is being made, but cautioned that passing the bill into law could take some time as she and the White House continue to iron out their differences. “If we can resolve some of these things in the next few days, it’ll take a while to write the bill,” Pelosi said during her news conference. She indicated that “we’re just about there” on testing, tracing and healthcare provisions — a major Democratic priority that was not previously included in the administration’s $1.8 trillion proposal. Negotiators are also coming to terms on...
    TipRanks 2 “Strong Buy” Dividend Stocks Yielding at Least 9% Markets have shown two themes in recent weeks, a combination of uncertainty and an upward trend. Day to day, it’s impossible to predict just what will happen, but the larger scale movement has been upwards. Looking ahead, all we know is that current events will reinforce the uncertainty.Earnings season has started. As the market’s publicly traded companies report their Q3 results, we’ll get a clearer idea as the nature of the economic recovery. Q1 was a disaster, the second quarter was better than expected; while Q3 is also expected to beat the expectations, no one will be surprised if it belly flops. So far, our first hint was the September jobs report, which fell short of the forecast but nevertheless showed some 661,000 new jobs last month.The big wild card, of course, is the national election, now just weeks away....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — As infection numbers drop and San Francisco moves into the yellow tier of reopening, the Latino community continues to be concerned. “Moving to yellow to me is just another color,” said Roberto Hernandez, a member of the COVID-19 Latino Task Force who has helped turned a community center into a food bank and testing center called the Mission Food Hub. “The fact is that the majority of people who are infected are Latinos and, so, we need to not let our guards down,” Hernandez said. Health officials say it is still the case that Latinos make up half the positive cases in San Francisco but the overall infection rate is down. “In July, our positivity rate among people who identified as Latinos who were testing was 13%, that then has gone down to 7% in September and, in early October, it’s now down to 3%,”...
    Reuters October 22, 2020 0 Comments U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the White House for another round of COVID-19 stimulus, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical of a possible deal costing trillions of dollars. “I think we’re not going anywhere. A lot of talk, no action,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby told reporters. Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, was expected to resume negotiations at some point with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as the two sides try to reach a deal that could be worth around $2 trillion before the Nov. 3 presidential and congressional election. But the speaker told reporters late on Thursday afternoon that she and Mnuchin had not spoken during the day, and that she was waiting to receive some guidance from chairs of congressional committees. “We’re waiting to hear back from the committee chairs. That’s...
    My first memory of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress wasn’t the ride itself, but from a guidebook entry I found at an AirBnB. Rated one star out of five, the micro-review of Carousel of Progress read, “boring, but it’s my go-to place to breastfeed.” Determined to test the legitimacy of the guidebook, I carved out precious Disney park time to ride the Carousel of Progress. What I found wasn’t a boring place to breastfeed, but a quaint pocket of hopeful retro-futurism that spoke to the ethos of Walt Disney’s vision of the future more than any other attraction in Tomorrowland. (Note: it may also be a good place to breastfeed, I didn’t test that.) Sitting in a dark room for 20 minutes is a welcome reprieve from the hot Florida sun, but on top of that, the attraction captures a moment of blissful optimism that might make you believe in...
    OROVILLE (CBS13) – Forward progress was stopped in a fire that forced an evacuation order in Oroville on Thursday. At around 2:55 p.m., Cal Fire said the blaze was at 10 acres. The Oroville Police Department said at around 2:40 p.m. that the evacuation order was for the area of Old Ferry Road south to Montgomery Street and east to Long Bar Road. Stay with CBS13 for more updates as this story develops.
    BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Movie theaters in most of New York state can finally reopen Friday, with restrictions. For independent theaters, especially, this could not come soon enough, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported. On Thursday, there was a ceremonial ribbon cutting — but with old movie film — to celebrate reopening Bellmore Movies and Showplace in Nassau County. “After I collected my emotions, it was a sigh of relief, but it is a challenge,” Anne Stampfel said. MORE: Gov. Cuomo Announces Movie Theaters In Areas Outside NYC With Few Coronavirus Infections Can Reopen Oct. 23 Stampfel and her husband own the theater, along with Malverne Cinema. Both will finally get to welcome audiences on Friday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, along with movie theaters across most of the state. Bellmore Movies is Long Island’s oldest movie theater — in operation since 1908. “Think about it. It survived the Spanish...
    The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback, highlighted by nearly 5,100 yards passing and 50 touchdown throws. At least, a regression in raw statistics. Much to the chagrin of fantasy football fans, though, games are not won and lost purely on numbers. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that Mahomes has actually progressed since his second year in the league, and taken an especially big jump since last season, when he merely led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM He's making better decisions, throwing just one interception through their first six games. He is trusting his instincts rather than his arm, running for a bunch of first downs when his wide receivers are covered. And he's shown the maturity...
    By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback, highlighted by nearly 5,100 yards passing and 50 touchdown throws. At least, a regression in raw statistics. Much to the chagrin of fantasy football fans, though, games are not won and lost purely on numbers. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that Mahomes has actually progressed since his second year in the league, and taken an especially big jump since last season, when he merely led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl championship in five decades. He's making better decisions, throwing just one interception through their first six games. He is trusting his instincts rather than his arm, running for a bunch of first downs when his wide receivers are covered. And he's...
    Minnesota governor activates national guard following developments in George Floyd case This Adored Regional Buffet Chain Just Closed All 13 Locations Chiefs quarterback Mahomes continues to progress with time KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The regression was almost inevitable after Patrick Mahomes put up record-setting numbers during his first season as the Kansas City Chiefs' starting quarterback, highlighted by nearly 5,100 yards passing and 50 touchdown throws. © Provided by Associated Press Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, left, outruns Buffalo Bills' Darryl Johnson during the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes) At least, a regression in raw statistics. Much to the chagrin of fantasy football fans, though, games are not won and lost purely on numbers. And there are plenty of reasons to believe that Mahomes has actually progressed since his second year in the...
    Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo On The Money: Power players play chess match on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi bullish, Trump tempers optimism | Analysis: Nearly 1M have run out of jobless benefits Overnight Health Care: CDC expands definition of 'close contact' after COVID-19 report | GOP coronavirus bill blocked in Senate | OxyContin maker agrees to B settlement with Trump administration MORE (D-Calif.) said a deal is nearing on a COVID-19 relief package, but that it might not happen before Election Day.  She also sought to put the onus on the GOP Senate over whether a bill will make it to President TrumpDonald John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida MORE's desk. Republican senators have voiced opposition to the size...
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the need for additional coronavirus relief during her weekly news conference with Capitol Hill reporters in Washington, U.S., October 22, 2020.Hannah McKay | Reuters While Democrats and the White House are close to reaching a coronavirus stimulus deal, it could take a lot longer to write and vote on a bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. The California Democrat plans to speak to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin again Thursday as they try to craft an aid agreement. While the speaker said the sides are "just about there" on reaching a deal, she cautioned that passing it into law will take time as she and the Trump administration try to resolve outstanding issues. "If we can resolve some of these things in the next few days, it'll take a while to write the bill," Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol. The House speaker...
    The boss of SiriusXM said the satellite-radio giant is “making significant progress” on a deal to extend Howard Stern’s contract. “Howard tells me he’s never been happier and our relationship with Howard has never been stronger,” outgoing Chief Executive Jim Meyer said on a Thursday earnings call with investors. “From my perspective we are very far along. But it is never done until it’s done. I am very confident we have an agreement to announce soon.” The 66-year-old shock jock’s current contract lapses at the end of 2020, and media watchers have speculated whether he will retire or defect to a rival service like Spotify, which h as been on a podcast spending spree this year. Earlier this month, a Bloomberg report said Sirius was looking to fork over $120 million a year to keep Stern at the satellite radio station. Stern quickly shot that down on his show,...
    The boss of SiriusXM said the satellite-radio giant is “making significant progress” on a deal to extend Howard Stern’s contract. “Howard tells me he’s never been happier and our relationship with Howard has never been stronger,” outgoing Chief Executive Jim Meyer said on a Thursday earnings call with investors. “From my perspective we are very far along. But it is never done until it’s done. I am very confident we have an agreement to announce soon.” The 66-year-old shock jock’s current contract lapses at the end of 2020, and media watchers have speculated whether he will retire or defect to a rival service like Spotify, which has been on a podcast spending spree this year. Earlier this month, a Bloomberg report said Sirius was looking to fork over $120 million a year to keep Stern at the satellite radio station. Stern quickly shot that down on his show, saying he...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in ongoing talks with the Trump administration for another round of financial aid amid the COVID-19 pandemic and that legislation could be hammered out "pretty soon." "We're on a good path," she told MSNBC in an interview, adding that she sees progress. "We're coming closer." (Reporting by Susan Heavey and David Morgan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: infectious diseases, public health, United States
    Any day now there will be a photo on social media of a fan in a Jets No. 16 jersey with “Lawrence” across the back. You can bank on it. Three years ago, it was a fan in a Jets jersey with “Darnold” on it at a Yankees game that set Twitter abuzz. Things change quickly in the NFL. The Jets drafted Sam Darnold a year later and he was hailed as the team’s savior. It has not quite worked out that way, and now it feels like many Jets backers are ready to move on to the next savior — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. But here’s the thing: It is not time to give up on Darnold yet, though it may be in a few months. If the Jets end up with the No. 1 pick in next spring’s draft, Lawrence is a no-brainer. But what if the Jets...
    Controversial mining to proceed near Georgia swamp without federal permit Restaurateur uses pandemic downtime to fly at-risk dogs and cats to safety Futures hold steady as investors await progress on stimulus talks Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes held steady at the start of the overnight session Wednesday evening and pointed to muted moves when regular trading resumes on Thursday. © Provided by CNBC The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is pictures on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. Dow futures were unchanged in extended trading while S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 futures ticked lower and pointed to a slightly lower open in New York. Load Error The after-hours moves came on the heels of losses on Wall Street during Wednesday's regular session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 97.97 points, or 0.4%, reversing a gain of more than 100 points earlier...
    Miami Dolphins starting QBs since Dan Marino retired These 4 States Are Showing the First Signs of Another Lockdown Stocks Fluctuate as Wall Street Awaits Stimulus Progress Stocks fluctuated Wednesday as the prospects for a stimulus agreement in Washington have brightened. © TheStreet Stocks Fluctuate as Wall Street Awaits Stimulus Progress The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16 points, or 0.06%, to 28,292, the S&P 500 rose 0.08% and the Nasdaq gained 0.09%. Load Error Treasury yields jumped Wednesday and the dollar pulled back, suggesting investors expect a breakthrough in the stimulus negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed some optimism Tuesday that a relief package could be reached this week. "That's the plan. That's what I would hope," Pelosi said following a phone call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The two will be speaking again Wednesday, a day after Pelosi's self-imposed deadline to agree on...
    AVONDALE — Thirty-three years ago, local leaders were asked to look 50 years into the future and make predictions about Chicago and society as part of a time capsule project for ComEd’s 100th anniversary. This summer, a construction worker found the time capsule much earlier than expected — and the predictions aren’t looking too accurate, though we have 17 years to change that. In one, ad agency founder Harold E. Kuttner predicted by 2037 “we will no longer have bigotry, anti-semitism or discrimination of any kind in our country.” In another, local pastor John S. Quinn of St. Andrew Catholic Church said by 2037 he expects the Catholic church to allow women and married men to be priests, and to “adapt its doctrines to scientific discoveries.” The country is battling a growing wave of bigotry, anti-semitism and discrimination, with hate crimes on the rise. And women and married men are still...
    Voting across the US live updates: Florida residents get email threats; COVID-19 patients can vote curbside in Mississippi What to watch today: Stocks set for steady open after Tuesdays rally moderated Dow Futures Are Mixed, But Treasury Yields Leap on Stimulus Bets As Talks Show Progress The Wednesday Market Minute Global stocks mixed as investors look for a breakthrough on stimulus talks in Washington. President Donald Trump suggests he's willing to back a larger coronavirus relief bill, while Senate leader Mitch McConnell seems ready to bring any agreement to the floor later this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will continue talks later today. Benchmark 10-year Treasury note yields hit four-month high of 0.818% on bets of near-term deal, will the dollar index falls 0.3% against its global currency peers. Oil prices fall after a surprise build in domestic U.S. crude stocks,...
    Former President Barack Obama got on the virtual stump for Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging his supporters to turn out for his former vice president in an election he called a “tipping point.” Obama, speaking in a video that he tweeted, said he was encouraged by a “growing movement” for justice and progress on a number of issues facing Americans. “This is really a tipping point. And that momentum only continues if we win this election,” Obama said . He added that in such a polarized political climate, voting matters more than ever. “Participate and vote. It’s not always pretty. Trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over the generations. And it’s how your generation is going to change the game entirely,” he said. Obama is set to headline a drive-in rally for Biden in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the first event he’ll appear...
    Shanghai, ChinaChina's environment conditions are "grim," falling short of public expectations even after five years of efforts to improve air quality, boost clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, a senior official said on Wednesday.There was still a long way to go, said Zhao Yingmin, the vice-minister of ecology and environment, even though China had met a series of targets on smog, water quality and carbon emissions over the five years from 2016."While seeing the improvements ... it should be clearly recognized that the quality of the ecological environment remains far from people's expectations for a better life," he told reporters in Beijing.China remains dependent on heavy industry and coal, and the "grim environmental trends" have not fundamentally changed, he added.China needs an economic revolution to deliver Xis ambitious climate agendaLast month, President Xi Jinping set a 2060 deadline to attain "carbon neutrality," as part of China's commitments to the...
    Former President Barack Obama got on the virtual stump for Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging his supporters to turn out for his former vice president in an election he called a “tipping point.” Obama, speaking in a video that he tweeted, said he was encouraged by a “growing movement” for justice and progress on a number of issues facing Americans. “This is really a tipping point. And that momentum only continues if we win this election,” Obama said. He added that in such a polarized political climate, voting matters more than ever. “Participate and vote. It’s not always pretty. Trust me, I know. But it’s how, bit by bit, we’ve made progress over the generations. And it’s how your generation is going to change the game entirely,” he said. Obama is set to headline a drive-in rally for Biden in Philadelphia on Wednesday, the first event he’ll appear at for...
    After months of slow-moving talks on another round of coronavirus relief, the top negotiators on Tuesday appeared to be where they’ve been for weeks: making some progress but without a major breakthrough to report.  Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal Overnight Health Care: Trump takes criticism of Fauci to a new level | GOP Health Committee chairman defends Fauci | Birx confronted Pence about Atlas MORE (D-Calif.) had indicated over the weekend that Tuesday would be a make-or-break moment for the fate of the legislation, the day to decide if the sides were close enough to a stimulus deal to enact it before Election Day.  Yet after a 45-minute phone call with the top White House negotiator, Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinGOP blocks Schumer effort to adjourn Senate until after election GOP noncommittal...
    U.S. and Russian negotiators are nearing a deal to freeze production of nuclear warheads and extend a major arms control pact, according to officials in Washington and Moscow. “We appreciate the Russian Federation’s willingness to make progress on the issue of nuclear arms control,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said Saturday. “The United States is prepared to meet immediately to finalize a verifiable agreement. We expect Russia to empower its diplomats to do the same.” That preliminary agreement could avert the expiration of the New START treaty in February, which stands currently as the only arms control pact in force. The extension of the pact has been jeopardized by U.S. attempts to bring China into the talks, as well as American frustration with the Kremlin’s turn toward tactical nuclear weapons, but a bare-bones deal that maintains the status quo while buying time for further talks is coming into view. “This...
    The Reds don’t sound overly optimistic about their chances of keeping Trevor Bauer in free agency. The NL Cy Young favorite is headed into free agency and has spent the postseason — after the Reds were swept in two games by the Braves — flirting with teams he thinks could bid for his services this offseason. “We had a very good pitching staff this year,” Reds new GM Nick Krall told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “We’re going to lose some free agents. We’ve got to figure out a way to replace those innings and get quality innings. Offensively, we underperformed somewhat. There are some things we can work with to hopefully get our offense back on the right track and more consistent with what we can do.” Krall said “of course” the Reds would try to bring back Bauer, but the outspoken 29-year-old is poised to become one of the richest...
    With just hours left before a self-imposed deadline, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and the Trump administration have made some progress in their negotiations over a second round of financial aid to address the coronavirus pandemic.  Pelosi said Monday during a television interview that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin narrowed their differences during an hour-long phone call earlier in the day.  She said the administration has finally reached the point where they are ready to reach an agreement, and that the two sides will speak again Tuesday to determine where each side stands.  “Let’s make a judgment,” Pelosi said on the cable news network MSNBC.  “We may not like this, we may not like that, but let’s see on balance if we can go forward.”  Pelosi has set Tuesday as the final day to reach a deal with the Trump administration before the presidential and congressional elections, which are just two...
    Getty U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin indicated progress after their latest coronavirus relief talk, as pressure mounts to pass legislation before the upcoming election. The pair spoke on Monday, October 19, for roughly 53 minutes to “narrow their differences,” according to Pelosi’s spokesman Drew Hammill. Pelosi has directed House committee chairs to work to resolve areas of disagreement with the White House, he added. The Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke at 3:00 p.m. today for approximately 53 minutes. In this call, they continued to narrow their differences. The Speaker has tasked committee chairs to reconcile differences with their GOP counterparts on key areas. (1/2) — Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) October 19, 2020 The negotiators hope to have “clarity on whether [we] will be able to pass a bill before the election” by the end of Tuesday, October 20, according...
    With just hours left before a self-imposed deadline, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and the Trump administration have made some progress in their negotiations over a second round of financial aid to address the coronavirus pandemic.  Pelosi said Monday during a television interview that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin narrowed their differences during an hour-long phone call earlier in the day.  She said the administration has finally reached the point where they are ready to reach an agreement, and that the two sides will speak again Tuesday to determine where each side stands.  “Let’s make a judgment,” Pelosi said on the cable news network MSNBC.  “We may not like this, we may not like that, but let’s see on balance if we can go forward.”  Pelosi has set Tuesday as the final day to reach a deal with the Trump administration before the presidential and congressional elections, which are just two...
    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Aug. 13, 2020.Ting Shen | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Trump administration and Democratic leaders have scrambled to strike a coronavirus stimulus deal before the Nov. 3 election. On Sunday, Pelosi set a 48-hour deadline to reach an agreement. Writing to House Democrats, the speaker said she is "optimistic that we can reach agreement before the election." Pelosi added that "we are writing [legislative] language" as talks continue, "so that we are fully prepared to move forward once we reach agreement." She highlighted several lingering disputes, including a national testing strategy and state and local government relief. Pelosi also cited tax credit expansion, child care provisions and support for the U.S. Census as areas of disagreement. Even if Pelosi and Mnuchin can forge a deal, Senate Republicans...
    It has to be a question and a theme until the Giants walk off the field this season with more points than their opponent. Do the Giants need to learn how to win? “I’ve heard that a lot lately,’’ coach Joe Judge said. “Everyone talking about learning how to win, teaching them how to win.’’ He will continue to hear it until he gets his first victory as a head coach. He will especially hear it if the winless Giants do not beat Washington (1-4) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Judge’s team, in the first five games, had three legitimate shots to win: at Chicago in Week 2, at the Rams in Week 4 and last week at Dallas. The failure to make the plays needed to win late in those games cost the Giants dearly. This is not what we should be focusing on, Judge insists. “This is...
    Getty Jaylen Brown, Celtics This was an important season for Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, his fourth in the NBA. A year after he was given a sizable new contract by the Celtics, he came through with a breakout season, averaging 20.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists, with 48.1% shooting from the field—all of which were career highs. The normally reserved Brown took on a greater role with his team, as a player and as a leader. Jaylen Brown demanded attention in his 4th season ???????? pic.twitter.com/7HHnzJI8I2 — Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 17, 2020 But he also expanded his horizons as an off-the-court figure, leading a protest against police violence in his home city of Atlanta this summer following the death of George Floyd. He remained outspoken about social justice issues even when the NBA returned after its coronavirus hiatus this summer, and was an influential voice...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Crews battled a quickly-spreading fire near Vacaville Friday afternoon. The fire burned near Midway Road and Interstate 80. The Vacaville Fire Chief estimates the fire, dubbed the Midway Fire, burned 90 acres. By 3:45 p.m., firefighters said they have stopped the forward progress of the blaze. According to the Vacaville fire department, the fire jumped I-80 and burned from eastbound I-80 to Weber and Lewis Roads. Traffic along both sides of I-80 in the area is moving very slowly. Caltrans said all westbound lanes of I-80 at Midway Road between Meridan Road are blocked due to heavy smoke from the fire on the right side. Traffic is being diverted off at the Midway Rd. ramp. #TRAFFICALERT: I-80 WB at Midway Road between Meridan Road, all lanes are blocked due to heavy smoke from a grass fire on the right shoulder. Traffic is being diverted off at Midway Rd...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost five months after George Floyd was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, the Virginia General Assembly has passed a host of police reforms as it nears the end of a special session. The reforms include legislation banning no-knock search warrants and enabling localities to establish civilian review boards with subpoena power and disciplinary authority. Other reforms were rejected amid pressure from Republicans and police who branded the legislation as anti-law enforcement. The reform package now headed to Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk is getting mixed reviews from law enforcement agencies, social justice advocates and lawmakers. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A new study warns the coronavirus could erase years of progress for working women. The report from LeanIn.org and McKinsey & Company finds that one in four women is considering leaving the workforce or downshifting career goals because of COVID-19, far more than men. “Women cannot be expected to live up to business-as-usual expectations right now. Nobody can,” said Rachel Thomas, co-founder and CEO of LeanIn.org. The report found many senior-level women are feeling burned out due to greater demands at work and at home. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Only one in three women of color said they heard from a manager about how they might be doing following racial incidents of violence. “We know that Black women who had an ally over the course of the pandemic are two and a half times more likely to see a fair workplace...
    Mail-in ballot rule chaos in North Carolina is hurting Black voters Chipotle is giving away burritos on Halloween — and this year, you dont need to wear a costume Video: How the Bengals tripped up the Ravens in-progress offense There has been some concern in the past few weeks about the state of the Baltimore Ravens offense. The defending AFC North Champions are 4-1, and their defense is playing at a high level, but the inconsistency on the offensive side of the football is worrisome for some. © Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports The Ravens have a dangerous offense. Their offensive system is designed to get defense into base personnel packages with multiple tight ends and multiple running backs, and either run at you, run around you with misdirection and option plays, and then attack you off of play-action looks. As we have seen over the past two years, it...
    The Bay Area hit two milestones in its battle with COVID-19 on Wednesday. The region’s 10 counties, including Santa Cruz, reported their fewest cases in a single day since late-June, while there were fewer deaths reported in the past week than any other seven-day period since mid-July, according to data compiled by this news organization. Altogether, there were 300 new cases and an additional 16 fatalities from the virus around the region on Wednesday, which decreased each seven-day average to about 450 cases and six deaths per day, or a total of 43 deaths over the past week. In the past two weeks, the Bay Area has reduced its average daily cases by about 10%, active hospitalizations by about 17% and average daily deaths by about 43%. Statewide, the seven-day average of cases had crept slightly higher than it was two weeks ago: about 3,340 per day, or about 3%...
    By Saliou Samb CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guineans head to the polls on Sunday in a tense election in which octogenerian President Alpha Conde is seeking to extend his rule into a third term, drawing fierce criticism from opponents who say he is breaking the law by running again. Conde became the West African country's first democratically elected leader in 2010, bringing hope of progress after years of dictatorship and military rule. Critics say he has carried on that authoritarian tradition with deadly crackdowns on dissent and neglect of the ordinary citizen. Voters in a March referendum approved changes to the constitution that Conde argues reset the clock on his presidency. The move was seen by experts as a setback for democratic progress in a region that had made strides to shrug off its image as Africa's "coup belt." In neighbouring Ivory Coast, President Alassane Ouattara is also seeking a third...
    By Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday will pressure Britain for concessions in their troubled Brexit talks, saying a trillion euros worth of trade could be sunk if London does not budge on fisheries, fair competition and solving disputes. Months of painstaking talks have narrowed the gaps on issues from energy ties to coordinating social benefits from 2021 when Britain's standstill transition period after leaving the bloc ends. But the three most contentious areas have barred a deal on a new partnership between the EU and Britain, with businesses and markets increasingly jittery about uncertain trading rules as the year-end deadline to put a deal in place nears. "We have been making good progress but ‘good’ is not good enough," an EU official said when asked if a deal was close. "We have not found a solution on the three...
    TipRanks Raymond James Says These 3 Stocks Could Surge Over 100% From Current Levels Election day is just around the corner, and Wall Street is placing its bet on a Democratic sweep. Following the Presidential debate on September 29, the chance of a Biden victory has been increasing in the market.Since September 30, the S&P 500 has moved 5.5% higher. That said, the rotation into cyclicals and small-caps has been much more pronounced, with the Russell 2000 surging 8.5% over the same period.Weighing in for Raymond James, strategist Tavis McCour argues the shift into cyclicals and small-caps “provides some evidence of how the market will rotate in the case of a Democratic sweep, with the logic being stronger fiscal support, steeper yield curve and faster cyclical recovery.”McCour points out that “in the background is remarkably sustainable economic data, and the likely positive impact to EPS.” According to the strategist, Atlanta...
    California’s Employment Development Department is making noticeable progress in attempting to dig out from an avalanche of jobless claims that buried the embattled labor agency amid coronavirus-linked business shutdowns, a state panel learned Wednesday. Despite the progress that appears to have begun roughly 10 days after the EDD instituted a high-tech verification system to accurately process unemployment claims and thwart fraud, state Sen. Jerry Hill, who has been critical of the EDD, said the agency’s track record this year of handling jobless benefits isn’t up to par. “Some Californians have had their benefits unfairly delayed or denied, which is unacceptable,” Senator Hill said during a state legislative hearing Wednesday. “The people of California ask more of us.” During the hearing held by the state Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee, which was chaired by Sen. Hill, a Democrat whose district includes parts of San Mateo County and Santa Clara...
    BRUSSELS, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Top EU officials in Brussels told Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a call on Wednesday evening that Britain had to move in their talks on a new trade partnership after Brexit. “We pressed again for progress to be made at the negotiation table,” Charles Michel, president of the European Council, said after the call, which also included the head of the bloc’s executive. It was held on the eve of a Brussels summit of the 27 national EU leaders to discuss Brexit. An EU official, familiar with the contents of the call, said the EU side pushed back against what it saw as UK attempts to leave fisheries as the last sticking point to be sorted out. They told Johnson it was part of a whole package needed for an overall agreement, according to the official, including on energy ties from 2021, or financial services...
    Warriors general manager Bob Myers liked the way Klay Thompson moved at the team’s mini-camp last week but said the true test for the five-time NBA All-Star will come once he’s able to play in actual games. “The final piece to his puzzle is live NBA action, where (you have) that kind of speed, and you can’t you can’t replicate that speed even in camp. You need to experience that,” Myers told 95.7 The Game on Wednesday morning. “That’s nothing against him or us, you just can’t do that right now. You’re going to need to do that in training camp and the preseason if there is one, or right into the season.” The Warriors’ minicamp marked the first time Thompson had practiced with the team since he tore his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Thompson participated in controlled portions of...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union made "some progress" in trade talks this week but differences still exist, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Wednesday, repeating the gaps between the two sides were on fisheries and the level playing field. "Some progress has been made this week, primarily in technical areas of the negotiations, but there are still differences, with fisheries being the starkest," he told reporters. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Negotiations on the European Union's future relationship with Britain have made some progress but there is still a long way to go for a deal, an EU official said ahead of a summit of the bloc's leaders at which Brexit will be one of the key issues. "We have seen some progress on different files, but still there is a lot of distance to be covered ... on fisheries, level playing field and governance." (Writing by John Chalmers) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    TipRanks Needham Sees at Least 30% Upside Potential for These 3 Tech Stocks Out on Wall Street, who has been leading the charge forward? Tech. After the space’s key players dragged the market lower in September due to overheated valuations, tech is once again at the helm.The rise in tech makes sense. The pandemic helped accelerate a move toward remote work and telecommuting, and this in turn has put a premium on tech products. From the 5G rollout, to improvements in semiconductor chips, to the expansion of IoT and smart device capabilities – tech is everywhere, and it’s growing fast.Bearing this in mind, we turned to Needham, which lands among the top ten on TipRanks’ list of Top Performing Research Firms, for some inspiration. The firm’s analysts highlight three tech stocks that appear especially compelling, noting at least 30% upside potential could be in store for each.We’ve used the TipRanks...
    Disney has made progress on its highly-anticipated Star Wars resort in Orlando. Photos captured and shared by Twitter user Bioreconstruct show that the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel has seemingly advanced throughout the pandemic. “Aerial look at the Porte Cochère of Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser (hotel). One of the recent changes is the walkway at [the] arrow,” Bioreconstruct wrote on Sunday, which is attached to a photo that has a small yellow arrow denoting the referenced walkway. DISNEY WORLD ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE FOR STAR WARS: GALACTIC STARCRUISER, OTHER NEW ATTRACTIONS “None of the show [buildings] will be visible to guests. An instant forest and the high walls will be in the sightline,” they noted. The Twitter user continued their thread with shots of alleged “construction activity.” They wrote that lunch break tents are set up at the 201 South S Studio Drive site in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. “Unclear what...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will talk about the progress of the Brexit negotiations on Wednesday afternoon, Johnson's Downing Street office said on Tuesday. "They agreed to stay in touch on the progress in the negotiations when they spoke earlier this month," Downing Street said. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Costas Pitas, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There is no progress on substance in talks on a future trade deal between the European Union and Britain and because time is running out, the EU will have to step up preparations for a no-deal possibility, German Europe minister Michael Roth said. Speaking at a press conference after a meeting of Europe ministers from the EU's 27 member states, Roth said the bloc still very much wanted a deal with Britain because failure would be painful for both sides, although more so for Britain. "In terms of substance we have not rally made progress, time is running out," Roth said. "We are working hard on a reasonable solution, but we will have to step up contingency planning and we stress that a no deal will be painful for both sides, but more painful for the UK," he said. "We want to do our best to get...
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Faculty members at Youngstown State University remained on strike Tuesday, although union officials said “significant movement” has been made in contract talks. The strike started early Monday, but negotiators then met for several hours and were due to return to the table on Tuesday afternoon. Proposed salary increases and related issues have been the sticking points as the two sides work toward a potential three-year contract. The walkout has not disrupted classes, as the school is currently on a brief fall break. Students are due back in class on Wednesday, and school President Jim Tressel has said the university is making plans to continue classes if the faculty remains on strike. A fact-finder has recommended that faculty members get a 6% pay increase over three years. School officials have said that doesn’t take into account financial challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, but union officials say...
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday there was some but "by far" not sufficient progress in trade talks with Britain. An EU diplomat who followed Michel Barnier's comments to 27 national EU affairs ministers on Tuesday, told Reuters when asked about the chief negotiator's message: "There is some movement here and there, but it is not sufficient by far. Level playing field, fishery and enforcement measures remain the key controversial issues." (Reporting by Sabine Siebold, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Catherine Evans) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    So, what are the Giants? It says right there in the NFL standings what they are, as far as how many wins and how many losses they have this season. As in, none in the left column and five in the right. But what are they, in terms of how they feel about themselves, how they feel about being 0-5, what they think about failing to capitalize three times this season when the game was in the balance in the final minute? What were the emotions coursing through the 2020 Giants on Sunday night as they traveled back from Texas on the wrong end of an agonizing 37-34 loss to the Cowboys? “Definitely disappointed,’’ tight end Evan Engram said Monday. “Definitely pissed off. We fought our butts off and didn’t come off on the winning end. Yeah, we’re pissed off and we’re hungry. We’re gonna get right back to work...
    So, what are the Giants? It says right there in the NFL standings what they are, as far as how many wins and how many losses they have this season. As in, none in the left column and five in the right. But what are they, in terms of how they feel about themselves, how they feel about being 0-5, what they think about failing to capitalize three times this season when the game was in the balance in the final minute? What were the emotions coursing through the 2020 Giants on Sunday night as they traveled back from Texas on the wrong end of an agonizing 37-34 loss to the Cowboys? “Definitely disappointed,’’ tight end Evan Engram said Monday. “Definitely pissed off. We fought our butts off and didn’t come off on the winning end. Yeah, we’re pissed off and we’re hungry. We’re gonna get right back to work...
    (CBS / AP) — The Raiders have been looking up at Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs ever since Jon Gruden returned as coach in 2018. While the Chiefs have been lighting scoreboards, dominating the division and winning a Super Bowl last season, Gruden has tried his best to put together a team that could hang with Kansas City. The Raiders proved able to do that for at least one day. With Derek Carr connecting on deep passes like he never has before and a strong second-half defensive performance against Mahomes, the Raiders beat the Chiefs 40-32 on Sunday to end a seven-game losing streak at Kansas City. “We needed to beat the Chiefs because they’re in our way,” Gruden said Monday. “We want what they have. So, it’s time we went out there and did a better job of taking care of the football, which we finally did,...
    The Raiders have been looking up at Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs ever since Jon Gruden returned as coach in 2018. While the Chiefs have been lighting scoreboards, dominating the division and winning a Super Bowl last season, Gruden has tried his best to put together a team that could hang with Kansas City. The Raiders proved able to do that for at least one day. With Derek Carr connecting on deep passes like he never has before and a strong second-half defensive performance against Mahomes, the Raiders beat the Chiefs 40-32 on Sunday to end a seven-game losing streak at Kansas City. “We needed to beat the Chiefs because they’re in our way,” Gruden said Monday. “We want what they have. So, it’s time we went out there and did a better job of taking care of the football, which we finally did, and then secondly we...
    Racial minorities are significantly overrepresented among those experiencing homelessness in metro Denver, a new study shows. "We need to address this if we want to make meaningful progress on homelessness," says Matt Meyer, executive director of the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, which just released its State of Homelessness 2020 Report. The report, which pulls from multiple data sources to help quantify the number of people experiencing homelessness in the metro area, indicates that Black and Native American individuals are represented disproportionately in the groups of those who are homeless or using services related to homelessness.Related Stories Denver Hit by Federal Class-Action Lawsuit Over Homeless Camp Sweeps Denver Safe-Camping Site Model Will Open to Public This Weekend Homelessness Crosses Borders: It's a Challenge for Metro Denver The report also notes that those experiencing homelessness in metro Denver are mostly male, usually have been homeless before, and often have higher rates...
    Joe Judge steers clear of many things in his first season as a head coach. He does not criticize his players for public consumption. After games, he does not address this play or that play, this call or that call. Another fumble by Daniel Jones? Judge says “my eyes are not always directly on Daniel the entire time.” A missed tackle by a defensive player? A dropped pass or missed cut? Judge defers, saying he will reserve judgment until after he reviews the film. A day later, Judge almost always defers again, saying he is moving on from that game, looking ahead to preparation for the next one. He falls back on generalities, such as the need for the collective to do better, play better, to avoid mistakes and cash in on opportunities. Judge is not getting paid to entertain at these post-game sessions, which can take on the feel...
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told European Council President Charles Michel on Monday that progress was needed on improving ties between Ankara and the bloc, the Turkish presidency said, amid renewed tensions between Turkey and Greece over the eastern Mediterranean. In a statement, the presidency said Erdogan told Michel in a phone call that Turkey expected "concrete steps" from the EU on holding a regional conference with eastern Mediterranean states, and that Greece was "continuing steps to escalate tensions in the eastern Mediterranean despite Turkey's well-intentioned approach". The phone call comes after a Turkish ship set sail to carry out seismic exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, prompting Greece to issue a furious new demand for EU sanctions on Ankara in a row over offshore exploration rights. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Can Sezer; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Daniel Jones and the New York Giants ended a two-game streak without a touchdown on the first drive in offensive coordinator Jason Garrett’s return to the home of the Dallas Cowboys after nearly a decade as their head coach. The Giants more than doubled their previous season high in points, had a two-touchdown lead in the first half and were up three in the fourth quarter after Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott sustained a gruesome season-ending ankle injury. Still, New York couldn’t escape its second 0-5 start in four seasons, allowing backup Andy Dalton’s drive to a game-winning field goal after a couple of nifty touchdowns were called back by penalties in a 37-34 loss Sunday. “That’s all that really matters to us, to be honest with you, is the progress that’s being made right now,” first-year coach Joe Judge said. “The record will come in time....