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    New public report to blame Saudi crown prince for killing of Khashoggi South Dakota AG under pressure to resign as new evidence reveals investigators found victims broken glasses inside his car By Vivek Mishra and Rahul Karunakar © Reuters/Brendan McDermid FILE PHOTO: Dividers are seen inside a trading post on the trading floor as preparations are made for the return to trading at the NYSE in New York BENGALURU (Reuters) - The bull-run in global stocks fuelled by cheap cash and reflation hopes will continue for at least another six months but a rise in bond yields as inflation expectations grow could throw a spanner in the works, Reuters polls found. Load Error Despite severe economic damage from the pandemic, MSCI's global stock index -- which tracks shares across 49 countries -- notched up all-time highs this month, having risen over 70% since hitting rock-bottom in late March...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Strong Santa Ana winds will continue to buffet Southern California Thursday morning.The winds will howl through canyons and passes, reaching speeds up to 50-60 mph in some areas. They should dissipate by Thursday afternoon.Los Angeles and Orange counties will see sunshine and a high of 74 degrees during the windy conditions.Valleys and the Inland Empire will see similar temperatures and conditions.Get the latest updates on the weather with the Free ABC7 Los Angeles appDownload the ABC7 app for weather alerts: Click here for iOS devices | click here for Android devices. If you have the app, turn on push notifications and personalize the app. Click on My News from the bottom menu, then star the topics you'd like to follow and tap Done.Live radar: abc7.la/LiveMEGADOPPLERWatches/Warnings: abc7.la/WxWarningsDownload the free Accuweather app for iPhone and Android devices.Share your weather pictures and video with #ABC7Eyewitness7-Day Forecasts
    February 24, 2021 8:28 PM | 15 minutes 15 minutes. The president of the United States, Joe Biden, announced on Wednesday a new renewal of the national state of emergency due to the coronavirus crisis, which in recent days has exceeded 500,000 deaths in the country due to the disease. In a statement released by the White House, Biden explained that the above statement “will continue in effect beyond March 1, 2021.” “It is essential to continue fighting and responding to COVID-19 with the full capacity of the Federal Government.” “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a significant risk to the public health and security of the nation,” the brief reads. The United States is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 28.31 million accumulated cases and close to 504,300 deaths.
    WEST PORTSMOUTH — Holding visiting Oak Hill to just 14 second half points, the Portsmouth West Senators earned their first postseason win since the 2018 season. That’s just one achievement-drought the No. 7-seed Senators are looking to end this postseason as their 68-41 win over the No. 26-seed Oaks puts them into Friday’s Division III Sectional Championship versus No. 10-seed Ironton. Senior Marion Phillips led the charge for West against Oak Hill with a team-high 13 points, including two of the Senators’ seven-made threes. Senior Luke Howard cashed in a team-best three-made threes as part of his 11-point performance, joining Phillips and fellow senior Rodney Moore as those who reached double-figures in the win. Moore scored four two-point field goals and went a perfect four-of-four at the free throw line while West as a team shot 13-of-19 on foul shot attempts. East of West’s 15 players who dressed saw the...
    The Cuomo siblings continue to embarrass once-proud CNN, as the liberal network’s most-watched host is barred from covering the growing scandals surrounding his big brother. A former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., on Wednesday accused him of sexually harassing her -- including unwanted kissing and touching. The accusations came amid Gov. Cuomo's growing nursing home scandal that has resulted in calls for his impeachment. EX-CNN PRODUCER SAYS CHRIS CUOMO'S ‘CONFLICT OF INTEREST’ ON COVID GOES BEYOND HIS BROTHER Gov. Cuomo’s baby brother, Chris, hosts "Cuomo Prime Time" on CNN, and he famously conducted playful, on-air conversations with the governor masquerading as news interviews at the height of the coronavirus pandemic’s early stages. But now that Gov. Cuomo is under fire, CNN has banned his brother from uttering his name. "CNN bent over backwards so far accommodating Gov. Cuomo that they twisted their news into propaganda. Now that they’ve been caught, they simply push...
    MSNBC guest Dr. Michael Osterholm defended Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade in a Tuesday interview with host Brian Williams, telling Williams it was nearly “time to move on” from the coronavirus. Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was addressing a comment Kilmeade made on Fox & Friends. “My parents are 80 years old,” Kilmeade noted. “They got vaccinated. Can they go see their grandkids? You know what the answer is: Yes. You know why? Because you just explain to them, the vaccine is 94 percent effective. The chances of a kid getting it and falling ill are infinitesimal.” Williams asked Osterholm for his assessment. “I think he’s right,” Osterholm replied. “We have to learn to live with this virus in a way we haven’t to date. Imagine an entire country vaccinated and still telling people they have to isolate, they have...
    Carnival Cruises departing out of the U.S. will be canceled through May 31. The Miami-based cruise line on Wednesday notified passengers of an extension in the temprary pause of its cruise operations from U.S. ports, confirming that the suspension would last through the end of May. Carnival did not specify when it would resume. Carnival has extended its pause on U.S. departures through May, 31.  (iStock) "We continue to work on plans to resume operations and are encouraged by the focus to expedite vaccine production and distribution which are having a demonstrated impact on improving public health," Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said in a statement. CARNIVAL CANCELS CRUISES THROUGH SPRING 2021 "We appreciate the support of all of our guests, employees and trade partners who we know are looking forward to our return." The company in January announced its operations would be on pause through March 31, however,...
    Washington, D.C.'s mayor proclaimed a day of remembrance Wednesday for residents who have died from COVID-19 as the city's death toll passed 1,000. Muriel BowserMuriel BowserGlitch in city system causes nearly 40K in DC to miss unemployment benefits last week Building an effective 9/11 commission for the Capitol riots Capitol Police recommend fence around Capitol stay up until September: report MORE (D) called on houses of worship in the District to observe the tragic milestone with a period of mourning at 6:00 p.m., while encouraging the city's residents to continue following masking and social distancing guidelines. "This tragic milestone is a reminder that this pandemic has forever changed families and communities. Even when the pandemic ends, for many, the pain and loss will still be there. We will never know just how many lives have been saved through our shared commitment to wearing masks and social distancing, but we continue to...
    Spain came out of the extreme risk level this past Tuesday by transmission of the coronavirus and went high, after falling below 250 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. This Wednesday the average incidence of the country is 218 cases. Nevertheless, Madrid and the Basque Country, They continue to be at the highest risk threshold due to their high incidence of infections, especially in the capital region. The Ministry of Health has added 9,212 cases this Wednesday, raising the total since the start of the pandemic to 3,170,644, and 389 deaths, which brings the accumulated to 68,468 deaths. Nationwide transmission continues to decline and is already at 218 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days; therefore, below the extreme risk threshold, set at 250. However, there are two communities that continue to be at extreme risk: Madrid (339) and the Basque Country (274). 33% less than a week...
    ANHCORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A highly transmissible coronavirus variant originally traced to Brazil has been discovered in Alaska. The variant was found in a specimen of an Anchorage resident who developed COVID-19 symptoms, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The person had no known travel history. It’s the sixth case of the variant found in five U.S. states, officials said. Dr. Joe McLaughlin, an epidemiologist with the state health department, said there is evidence to suggest the P.1 variant is more transmissible than the original virus and that its mutations also “appear to change the antigenic profile of the virus.” That means it can potentially be contracted by someone who was already infected or who has been vaccinated. It’s also troublesome that the person in the Alaska case has no known travel history. “That does make it more concerning,” he told the newspaper. “So we are trying to do a thorough...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he will begin loosening some coronavirus-related restrictions, affecting alcohol sales and late-night curfews, as key pandemic metrics continue to improve. Northam said at a news conference in Richmond that he plans to lift the modified stay-at-home order in place between midnight to 5 a.m. and push the alcohol curfew from 10 p.m. to midnight. Those restrictions, which are part of Northam's current executive order, are set to expire at the end of this month. The changes will kick in at 12:01 a.m. March 1. Northam also said the cap on social gatherings will remain at 10 if an event is indoors, but it will be expanded to 25 individuals if outdoors. His order also affects outdoor entertainment and public amusement venues. They will be able to operate with up to 1,000 people or at 30% capacity, whichever is lower....
    Exelon Corp., the parent company of D.C. electric utility Pepco, will split into two different publicly traded companies, one for its regulated utilities and another for its power-generating business. The plan, announced Wednesday morning, would spin off Exelon Generation, the company’s power generation and customer-facing energy business, to become the nation’s largest supplier of clean energy. Exelon Utilities will continue to encompass the company’s six regulated utilities, including Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., that together serve more than 10 million customers. Exelon’s other utilities include Atlantic City Electric in New Jersey, ComEd in Illinois, Delmarva Power in Delaware and eastern Maryland, Pepco in Washington, D.C., and PECO in Pennsylvania. Pending approvals, the split would occur in the first quarter of 2022. Chicago-based Exelon will continue to be led by CEO Chris Crane and the current management team until the separation is complete. Exelon shareholders will retain… Read the full...
    The transaction was finalized on February 18 and announced on Monday 22nd. Rosignol Group sells pedal operation of Time Sport brand to US company Sram. This sale includes full range pedals for road bikes and mountain bikes, cleats and all-time sports patents. Sram will continue to sell pedals in the name of time. In the long run, we look at different options. An announcement that directly affects Never where a production unit specializes in pedals is located. It is located on the same premises as Luke Binding, which is owned by Rossinol. According to the buyer, “The Never plant will continue to manufacture pedals for us for a while. In the long run, we look at different options. “ Look binding site in Never, World No. 1 in Alpine and Nordic Sky Binding Rosignol, world leader in skiing, Acquired Time Sport in 2016. The Time Automatic pedal system, founded in...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland added just over 860 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday as the number of hospitalizations and the positivity rate decreased, data from the state’s health department shows. The state added 862 new cases and 27 new deaths, bringing the totals to 378,490 and 7,607, respectively. Eighteen fewer people were in the hospital; of the 960 hospitalized patients, 711 were in acute care and 249 were in intensive care. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The state’s calculation of the positivity rate dropped slightly from 3.9% on Tuesday to 3.8% on Wednesday. Since the pandemic began, the state has seen 7,718,790 COVID-19 tests conducted; of those, 2,972,600 people have tested negative. The health department reported 21,549 more first doses of vaccines and 15,067 more second doses of...
    J&J Covid Vaccine Found Effective by FDA Before Panel Meets Panels postpone vote on Neera Tanden, Bidens controversial pick for budget chief After returning to the win column in a big way, Max Holloway is looking to continue riding his momentum with an active 2021. © Provided by MMAJunkie Former UFC featherweight champion Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) snapped a two-fight skid with a masterful display against Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 in January as he rebounded from his narrow split-decision loss to champion Alexander Volkanovski in July 2020. With Volkanovski scheduled to defend his title against Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 260 on March 27, Holloway has no doubt that he has positioned himself for another shot at the title. “After the fight that night, he (White) went to the media and he said what he said,” Holloway told MMA Junkie. “With Alex...
    A goldfish that can’t swim received a special jacket to help him float! The crippled goldfish was having a hard time until someone made him a new jacket! The contraption and its new owner have gone viral thanks to a post from Garden Sanctuary in England’s Wolverhampton. The New York Post reported the goldfish suffers from an untreatable swim bladder disorder and would sit at the bottom of the fish tank. Source: VESA Channel/YouTube “He had been living on the bottom of his tank upside down for sometime,” Stacey O’Shea, who runs the pet sanctuary from her home o of Birmingham, told Caters News. This aquatic walker is made from tiny plastic tubing and t junctions made for air conditioners and is weighed down by polystyrene for easier swimming. Related Content: Depressed Goldfish Changes Colors After Finally Getting a Little TLC [Video] Cruel Reality Behind the Pet Trade...
    Dublin, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “EMEA Retail POS Terminal Market Study” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This 22nd annual EMEA POS report explores the market climate for EPOS terminals in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. Macroeconomic issues in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region continue to cause fluctuations in the POS Market. Brexit, the influx of immigrants, terrorism in several countries and uncertainty on the global economy all added up to a drag on the overall economy of the region, yet POS opportunities still abound. Then you add in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than just numbers without explanation, this report goes deep into a discussion of retailing in the countries and segments to reveal the forces that are shaping EPOS purchase decisions. We believe it is important for our customers to not only see numbers but understand the market behind the data so as to...
    After the uproar generated in social networks and some media a few weeks ago, when Juan José Origel shared an image on his Twitter account where he appears applying the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, now the journalist has announced that he is back in the country and for the same reason. “Here I am in Miami, I came to the vaccine. I came to get the second vaccine, so I only have to thank God for being vaccinated, anyway I will continue to take care of myself because we have to continue taking care of ourselves even though we are vaccinated anyway because this will continue. I ask God that we are all vaccinated, “he said in a video posted on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 23, on his Instagram account. “Pepillo” added in an amused tone: “I’m going to keep going around here...
    Where did you work remotely during COVID-19 pandemic? It may affect your taxes Senate holds 1st public hearing into Capitol assault security failures It’s hard to find two people who better epitomize the retail trading boom than Vlad Tenev, the co-CEO of the popular online broker Robinhood, and Dave Portnoy, the brash founder of Barstool Sports who took up investing as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. © Provided by MarketWatch Portnoy on Tuesday night interviewed Tenev, over the GameStop saga that has already been chewed over by the House Financial Services Committee. Load Error The interview kicked off with the man who calls himself Davey Day Trader asking a Taco Tuesday-hat-clad Tenev whether he knew that everyone hated his guts, as Robinhood’s decision to restrict trading in GameStop effectively ended the short squeeze momentum in that trade. Tenev was asked about the discrepancy between his...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Mild temperatures continue. Wednesday will be partly cloudy with high temperatures near 43 degrees. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy And Cooler Wednesday READ MORE: ‘Anjanette Young Ordinance’ Aims for Stricter Search Warrant Reforms, Will Be Presented to Council Wednesday Temperatures in the 40s are expected for the remainder of the week. MORE NEWS: Tiffany Henyard Declares Victory In Dolton Democratic Mayoral Primary Saturday could reach 50 degrees.
    Since the end of January, bond prices have started to fall with a consequent rebound in yields. It is not something that occurs in all debt instruments, but rather it occurs in bonds with longer durations starting at three years. Some analysts point out that the main reason for this is the fear that the recovery will arrive but the monetary stimulus will continue, which could fuel inflation. BBVA and Banco Santander, supporters of the Ibex 35 if bonds continue to rebound The improvement of the economic outlook by the start of the coronavirus vaccination processes has increased investors’ appetite for risk and it has caused many portfolios to divest themselves of sovereign bonds in search of higher yields. This lower demand causes the prices of bonds to fall – despite purchases by central banks – and their profitability – the interest demanded by investors to buy them...
    DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) — While many schools have returned to some in-person learning or have plans to do so, one south suburban district is bucking the trend. Dolton West School District 148 – which serves south suburban Dolton and Riverdale – announced Tuesday night that it will remain all remote for the rest of the school year. READ MORE: Man Who Moved From Chicago Gets His Forwarded Mail Delivered 3 Months Late The school says parents overwhelmingly prefer remote learning. In a news release, the district said students will go on participating in teacher-led online classes five days a week by computer, and will use home internet access provided free by the district. READ MORE: ‘Anjanette Young Ordinance’ Aims for Stricter Search Warrant Reforms, Will Be Presented to Council Wednesday The district said its schools cannot be configured to provide safe social distancing such that all students can return, so...
    History has just beaten up Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson. Bad boys. Bad karma. Bad politics. So no more schools named in their honor. Fee fie fo fooey on Washington, whom Jeff Daniels immortalized, Lincoln, who was inhabited by Daniel Day-Lewis, and Jefferson, whom Sam Waterston reincarnated. Poo on them. Racists. In the interests of mankind (womankind? genderkind?). I have now delved deep into said scoundrels to learn of presidentkind. And how else our presidents have loused up America — or, rather, how loused up were they. Unlike Biden, not all had fabulous kinfolk. Andrew Johnson’s son Charles was a big drinker. Son Andrew Jr. so heavy on booze that he knocked himself dead in his 20s. Third son Robert fell deep into mixed drinks. What he mixed them with was hookers. Oenophile Jefferson inhaled a minimum three glasses a day, grew his own grapes at Monticello, and ended up broke because he bought 20,000 bottles...
    In the human experience, the family is the first form of government, health care, community and early education an individual will encounter.   This basic social building block is not a recent product of the Western mind nor is it an insignificant concept to be casually discarded. On the contrary it is mankind’s oldest institution, established at the beginning of time and charged with the essential task or raising progeny with the love and discipline needed to responsibly contribute to the betterment of society.   From creation through the millennia this unit of man, woman and child would always be the holistic way that social capital, moral order and ingenuity would be passed to the next generation. It remains the most impactful mechanism by which language, faith and self-concept are imparted to the young and demonstrated by the old.   PATRICE ONWUKA: BLACK HISTORY MONTH – HERE'S HOW CHURCHES, CIVIL SOCIETY UPLIFT THE COMMUNITY This truth is not up for...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Utilities and Transportation Commission has extended protections for electric and natural gas customers struggling to pay their bills due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A previous order issued last April by Gov. Jay Inslee that prevented investor-owned energy utilities from disconnecting customers was set to expire on April 30, but has been extended to July 31, the state regulatory agency announced Tuesday. In addition, utilities will continue to waive late fees and deposits through Jan. 27, 2022. The order allows utilities to begin sending notices to customers in June, reminding them that disconnections will resume, and supplying information about payment options and customer assistance programs. As of December 2020, nearly 277,000 of the state's residential electric and natural gas customers had past due balances totaling $79.1 million, a 65% increase from 2019. Utilities project that this debt will continue to increase in 2021. Copyright...
    Loneliness could be decreased with regular phone calls, study finds CNN Invites on Guest Who Continues to Push Trump’s Stolen Election Lie While Downplaying Dozens of Court Losses Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft The Best Flashlight We've Ever Tested Ad Microsoft Expert: “This credit card is so good I signed up personally” Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/31 SLIDES © Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty Images, Amanda Edwards/WireImage/Getty Images WHERE ARE THEY NOW: 15 sets of siblings who were child stars Some child star siblings continue to act or perform together, like Elle and Dakota Fanning. Others gave up acting altogether, like fashion moguls Mary-Kate and...
    In 1986, the International Whaling Commission globally banned commercial whaling. However, Norway, Japan, and Iceland continue large whale hunts for commercial purposes under “objections” to the ban. Japan is often recognized as one of the countries to hunt the most whales, but Norway has actually surpassed them. According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), “between 2000-2015, over two-thirds (68%) of the minkes killed by Norwegian whalers were female and over 40% of these were pregnant.” In Norway, the hunting of minke whales is mostly for consumption. The demand for whale meat has declined, but they continue to hunt on a large scale. Fewer than 5% of Norwegians (mostly elderly people) still eat whale meat regularly. The way the whales are slaughtered is also gruesome, as if it weren’t bad enough that they were being killed. Seamen often butcher “prime” cuts of meat from the whale’s body and toss the rest...
    Millions of Texans are still without clean, safe drinking water after record cold temperatures and snow upended much of the state’s infrastructure. By February 22, almost 8.8 million people didn’t have clean water and were under boil water notices, NBC News reported. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shared with the outlet the number of customers affected, including the 8.8 million under boil water. 120,000 people still don’t have any water service. Governor Greg Abbott said the state would bring in more plumbers to help get water back quickly. Gov. Abbott also noted that 3.5 million bottles of water had been distributed. But the situation is still dire. Vanessa Fuentes, an Austin City Council member shared a video from her city showing a line of cars to get access to water. Our neighbors in need are lining up at our D2 water site. More than an hour before we...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci recommended Tuesday Americans not to go out to eat or go to a theater, even after getting the coronavirus vaccine. “There are things, even if you’re vaccinated, that you’re not going to be able to do in society: for example, indoor dining, theaters, places where people congregate,” he said. “That’s because of the safety of society.” Fauci said he wanted Americans to continue restricting their public activities due to high levels of coronavirus in the country. He said even vaccinated people could “conceivably be infected” by the virus and have it in their nasopharynx, which is why he recommended that vaccinated Americans continue to wear masks. “[W]e hope that when the data comes in, it’s going to show that the virus level is quite low and you’re not transmitting it, we don’t know that now,” he said. Farci responded to a question from Chris Megerian at the...
    Despite the defeat against Sebastian Korda in Montpellier, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is happy to have been able to resume competition, after a year without playing. He had missed it, Jo-wilfried tsonga. After more than a year without playing, due to various injuries, Manceau resumed competition on Monday evening in the 1st round of the Open de Sud de France in Montpellier. And despite the loss to Sebastian Korda, the former No. 5 retains the positive. When you can play the game ???????????? # TsongaTeam pic.twitter.com/CpbtvqJGvN – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (@ tsonga7) February 21, 2021 “As a competitor, I would have preferred to do better today. As a player, I am happy, the Frenchman smiled in videoconference, relaying the FFT. I did not expect to be able to replay a few months ago . I am happy to have been able to present myself on the court. It was a real...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday reported 943 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,181,403 cases and 19,904 deaths. Of the 21 new deaths, five people who died were over the age of 80, six people were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven people were between the ages of 50 and 64, two people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. RELATED: The Forum To Offer First COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Only Thursday Through Sunday The seven-day average number of daily cases, which peaked on Jan. 8 with more than 15,000 cases, has dropped 90% to 1,600 per day. Public Health said the sharp decline was due to actions and choices by millions of residents, workers and employers, but cautioned that increases might be coming...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties all reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Monday. Riverside County health officials reported 288 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 31 additional fatalities since Friday, bringing countywide totals to 287,822 cases and 3,664 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 265,635 had recovered. READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into Preschool In Saugus; No Major Injuries Reported There were 441 coronavirus patients hospitalized Monday, 131 of whom were being treated in intensive care units — both decreases from Friday. As of Monday, Riverside County reported that it had administered 418,795 COVID-19 vaccine doses. San Bernardino County health officials reported 277 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 284,866 cases and 2,637 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 279,498 had recovered. There were 433 COVID-19 patients hospitalized Monday, 127 of whom were being treated in intensive...
    President Joe Biden’s nominee for United States Attorney General, Merrick Garland, says he does not know if the Department of Justice (DOJ) will continue prosecuting illegal border crossings should the Senate confirm him. During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, Garland was asked by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) if Garland supported criminally prosecuting illegal entry to the U.S. and if prosecutions of illegal border crossers would continue under his watch. On both questions, Garland said he was unsure. The exchange went as follows: HAWLEY: Do you believe that illegal entry at America’s borders should remain a crime? GARLAND: Well, I haven’t thought about that question. I just haven’t thought about that question. I think the president has made clear that we are a country with borders, with a concern about national security. I don’t know of a proposal to decriminalize but still make it unlawful to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday reported 943 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,181,403 cases and 19,904 deaths. Of the 21 new deaths, five people who died were over the age of 80, six people were between the ages of 65 and 79, seven people were between the ages of 50 and 64, two people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. READ MORE: Daft Punk Announce Split Through 8-Minute Epilogue Video The seven-day average number of daily cases, which peaked on Jan. 8 with more than 15,000 cases, has dropped 90% to 1,600 per day. Public Health said the sharp decline was due to actions and choices by millions of residents, workers and employers, but cautioned that increases might be coming this week resulting...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In celebration of Black History Month, CBS2 is looking at the impacts of poetry and poets on Black history and culture. As CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reports, these rich traditions go back centuries, with history still being made in 2021. READ MORE: Black History Is Our History: Confronting Housing Discrimination & Americas Racial Wealth Gap Amanda Gorman’s words and presence captivated the nation at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. She did it again at Super Bowl LV, following in the deep footsteps of African American poets that came before her. In 1761, Jupiter Hammon, a slave on Long Island, was the first Black poet to be published in North America. Phillis Wheatley, enslaved in Boston, was the first to have a book of poetry published in 1773. More recently, there were greats like Langston Hughes, a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. And, of course, the stunning, inspirational words...
    Former President Donald Trump reacted Monday to the Supreme Court decision to reject his attempt to prevent New York prosecutors from obtaining his financial records. “The Supreme Court never should have let this ‘fishing expedition’ happen, but they did,” Trump wrote in a lengthy statement to reporters in which he condemned the decision. On Monday, the Supreme Court turned down Trump’s application to stay a lower court’s order, which allows prosecutors to subpoena the former president’s tax, financial, and bank records. Trump decried the effort by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. as “a continuation of the greatest political Witch Hunt in the history of our Country.” “The Tea Party was treated far better by the IRS than Donald Trump,” he continued. “This is something which has never happened to a President before.” Trump also decried the investigation as a partisan effort by Democrat New York officials, including Gov. Andrew...
    EFE videos Peru is taking “clear and determined” steps to address the circular economy Lima, Feb 22 (EFE) .- Peru is taking “clear and determined” steps to address the transformation of its production towards a horizon of “circular economy”, an important advance to maintain and even increase its dealings with the European Union in which Markets will be “increasingly difficult” to enter with “linear” goods. This is how the ambassador of the European Union (EU) in Peru, Diego Mellado, valued Efe when taking stock of the III International Circular Economy Forum that took place in the country last week, a meeting in which senior Peruvian officials, from the European Commission, from various countries in the region, as well as businessmen and producers analyzed the challenges of transforming economies towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly system. According to Mellado, the meeting allowed to verify the existence of a greater commitment and...
    NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- Houses of worship and religious services in New Jersey received some good news from Governor Phil Murphy Monday afternoon.Murphy announced houses of worship and religious services can operate at 50% capacity effective immediately. NEW: Effective immediately, houses of worship and religious services can operate at 50% capacity.????Masks required????Members of different households must be at least six feet apart at all times— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) February 22, 2021"We know that for many of residents the ability to worship together plays a central role in well-being and mental health," the governor said.As the coronavirus numbers continue to decline, Murphy says he believes the state can take the next step."It is important to remember that masks will continually to be required, unless they must be briefly removed for religious purposes such as taking communion," he said.Murphy said faith leaders can choose to limit services to a smaller number...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday it still sees a path to confirming budget director nominee Neera Tanden and will continue to support her after Democratic Senator Joe Manchin expressed opposition to her nomination. "The president nominated her because he believes she'd be a stellar OMB (Office of Management and Budget) director...we'll continue to work in supporting her nomination," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a briefing on Monday. (Reporting by Jeff Mason and Alexandra Alper, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States
    February 22, 2021 2:38 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The Secretary of State of the United States (USA), Antony Blinken, warned this Monday, in his first speech at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, about the “provocative and dangerous” weapons development programs in China. The head of US diplomacy also called on both China and Russia to become more involved in developing norms for “responsible behavior in outer space.” In this sense, he suggested that governments such as Russia stop conducting dangerous tests of anti-satellite weapons. “We must reduce tensions in space, not make them worse”Blinken noted. He stated that Washington has already demonstrated in the first months of Joe Biden’s presidency its willingness to discuss arms control systems and other security issues with Moscow. Blinken said the US will work with its allies and partners to demand “greater transparency regarding China’s provocative and dangerous weapons development...
    The Supreme Court will allow a subpoena of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to continue, clearing the way for prosecutors in New York to receive eight years of the ex-president’s tax returns and financial records. New York City prosecutors now have permission to obtain Trump’s “records as part of an ongoing investigation into possible tax, insurance and bank fraud in Trump’s business empire,” Politico reported. The Court’s decision turns down Trump’s application for a stay of the lower court’s order, which would permit Trump’s attorneys to file a cert petition seeking full Supreme Court review. Instead, a criminal probe will ensue by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. No explanation for the denial was issued by the justices and no member of the court noted any dissent. A federal judge on August 20, 2020, rejected a bid by Trump to prevent New York prosecutors from obtaining his tax records for a grand...
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    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Coronavirus testing of travelers arriving on Hawaii island is expected to continue after the end of February, but official have not yet determined the duration of the extension. Partnerships between Hawaii County and private philanthropists allowing the county to test trans-Pacific arrivals are set to continue, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday. “We’re still covered for the end of the month, and then after that we’ll probably extend the testing,” said Cyrus Johnasen, a spokesman for Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth. “As for how long we’ll extend it, we’re not sure yet.” The terms of the continued testing are dependent on the level of funding Hawaii County receives from the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress, Johnasen said. The county will have a better sense of how long post-flight testing can continue after the final form of the legislation is passed and...
    In a move that has sparked both rejoice and controversy, Spain has banned the hunting of Iberian wolves in the country’s rural north. Spain’s Environment Ministry made the decision to halt the killing of these apex predators in order to allow the species’ population to continue to recover. Once driven to the brink of extinction, Iberian wolves have made a slow and difficult comeback. Until the 1970’s wolves were legally deemed “pest animals” in Spain, and bounties were paid for their slaughter with poison, trapping, and other painful killing methods. Grown wolves and pups alike were killed by the masses until regulations were put in place to prevent the animals from reaching extinction. Still, less than 2,000 individual wolves are estimated to exist in Spain today, with their conservation status currently listed as “vulnerable”. The vast majority of Spain’s wolves reside in the rural North, where conflicts are high and...
    Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, holds the company's new Mate X2 foldable smartphone during a virtual launch on February 22, 2021.Huawei GUANGZHOU, China — Huawei launched a foldable smartphone on Monday as it faces questions over the future of its handset business that has been hurt by a number of U.S. sanctions. The Huawei Mate X2 launch highlights Huawei's continued push into the high-end smartphone space. Some of Mate X2's key features include: An exterior and interior screen that is presented when the phone is unfolded. The exterior display is 6.45-inch and the interior display is 8-inch. A rear camera set up with 4 sensors for zooming and depth. The processor is the Kirin 9000, Huawei's proprietary chip. It will be one of the first Huawei phones able to run its own HarmonyOS mobile operating system. The 256GB version will be priced at 17,999 yuan...
    ▶ Watch Video: Gottlieb says downward trend in virus infections “likely to continue” Washington — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former head of the Food and Drug Administration during the Trump administration, predicted Sunday that declining COVID-19 infection rates are “likely to continue” due to more Americans receiving their vaccines and the amount of people who have already contracted the coronavirus. “This has taken a tragic toll on the United States, but we should be optimistic, in my view,” Gottlieb said in an interview with “Face the Nation.” “I think we’re going to continue to see infection rates decline into the spring and the summer. Right now, they’re falling quite dramatically. I think these trends are likely to continue.” Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on “Face the Nation” There have been more than 28 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., and the death toll is approaching 500,000, according...
    It takes it all away! Jem Wolfie natural from the beach | Instagram The beautiful and curvy model Jem wolfie It could cause a cardiac arrest to some of his admirers, because his figure is undoubtedly unmatched and this time he surprised leaving the users of social networks very hot. There is no doubt that Jem Wolfie has managed to impress everyone with his voluptuous buttocks heart attack that Internet users have fallen in love with. Once again the curvy model He warms his millions of followers on social media by posing in a way that fascinates everyone, without any garment and leaving little to the imagination. It may interest you: In a string swimsuit, Jem Wolfie puts his figure on rocks Well, despite no longer having his official Instagram account, Wolfie continues to totally impress his fans, since thanks to other accounts we can continue to appreciate his...
    Real Madrid has in ‘Factory‘ one of the quarries with more talent and generating more top-level players of the world. Footballers who have triumphed in the club such as Raúl or Iker Casillas, or others who had to leave the white school to succeed far from the capital such as Juan Mata or Samuel Eto’o. A trend that over the years it hasn’t changed and that this season is more obvious, with several LaLiga players who this season are emerging with their respective teams. Cases like that of Marcos Llorente, who has emerged as one of the great stars of the competition, exemplify this “crisis” that whites have to take advantage of home talent. The Atlético de Madrid midfielder is one of the most important players of the Cholo team and it came, precisely, from the Bernabéu. A transfer that now looks like a gift of 30 million euros for...
    It takes everything away! Jem Wolfie natural from the beach | Instagram The beautiful and curvy model Jem wolfie It could cause a cardiac arrest to some of his admirers, because his figure is undoubtedly unmatched and this time he surprised leaving the users of social networks very hot. There is no doubt that Jem Wolfie has managed to impress everyone with his voluptuous buttocks heart attack that Internet users have fallen in love with. Once again the curvy model I warm up his millions of followers on social media by posing in a way that fascinates everyone, without any garment and leaving little to the imagination. It may interest you: In a string swimsuit, Jem Wolfie puts his figure on rocks Well, despite no longer having his official Instagram account, Wolfie continues to totally impress his fans, since thanks to other accounts we can...
    The Australian Department of Health on Monday announced its decision to stop running a promotional campaign on Facebook, a retaliatory measure taken against the social network that blocks news content in protest against a government-backed bill . This blockage comes at the time of the launch of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in Australia in which the government has invested some 16.5 million euros in order to promote it to the population and thus attempt to counter the conspiracy theories of anti-vaccine. Health Minister Greg Hunt announced Sunday that his ministry will continue to fund the advertising campaign but not on Facebook. “All our funds will be used,” said Mr. Hunt, specifying, however, that his ministry will continue to publish information on this social network but will no longer use it to promote it. Australia is in dispute with Facebook over a bill that aims to force the tech...
    A Long Island resident has the first known case of the South African coronavirus variant in New York state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The mutated version of COVID-19 was detected in a Nassau County resident, the governor said in a news release. The announcement came a week after a Connecticut resident hospitalized in New York City was found to have the variant. The strain, originally identified in South Africa, was first discovered in the US last month — and scientists believe it can spread more easily than other virus variants. It’s arrival in the Empire State means “it’s more important than ever for New Yorkers to stay vigilant, wear masks, wash hands and stay socially distanced,” Cuomo said. “We are in a race right now — between our ability to vaccinate and these variants which are actively trying to proliferate — and we will only win that race...
    NBA : It was not a sporting maneuver, but a gentleman’s detail. The Houston Rockets guaranteed the contract to DeMarcus Cousins, and we all understood that, seeing his performance (decent to good) and the temporary absence of Christian Wood, this did not mean anything else that the Texans were happy with the center and that it would continue to be important until end of season. Bad intuition. From the top of Houston, with this movement, all they wanted was to reward Cousins ​​for the good work and effort he had put in since he arrived at the franchise, but his medium-term plans had taken a lurch, and they had decided that they wanted return to the small ball with Wood as the only reference in the painting. That being the case, they have considered that Cousins ​​will be able to find a much better destination where he can continue...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Southern California will see warm temperatures and steady breezes Monday.Los Angeles and Orange counties will reach a high of 79 degrees, with winds ranging from 15 to 25 mph.The valleys and Inland Empire will be sunny with a high of 80 degrees and winds of 15-25, gusting up to 30 mph.Get the latest updates on the weather with the Free ABC7 Los Angeles appDownload the ABC7 app for weather alerts: Click here for iOS devices | click here for Android devices. If you have the app, turn on push notifications and personalize the app. Click on My News from the bottom menu, then star the topics you'd like to follow and tap Done.Live radar: abc7.la/LiveMEGADOPPLERWatches/Warnings: abc7.la/WxWarningsDownload the free Accuweather app for iPhone and Android devices.Share your weather pictures and video with #ABC7Eyewitness7-Day Forecasts
    The former commissioner of the FDA has said he believes the downward trend in coronavirus infection rates will continue until the summer. Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that despite new variants of the virus springing up which still creates a risk of infection, he believes that rates will continue to fall. Daily average deaths and hospitalizations have fallen to their lowest levels since before the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  There were 1,286 daily deaths recorded in the last 24 hours with figures now at their lowest since October 23, at the start of this winter's wave of infections. Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that the US will likely 'continue to see infection rates decline into the spring and the summer.' The number of daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all now falling So far, less than 15 per cent of the US population has received at...
    STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — David Pastrnak had three goals and the Boston Bruins took control by scoring three times in a span of 1:39 during the second period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-3 on Sunday in an outdoor game on the shore of Lake Tahoe. After a delay-filled opening game of the weekend between Colorado and Vegas because of bright sun that made for poor ice conditions, the game Sunday went off with fewer hitches. The Bruins’ high level of play matched the picturesque setting with the lake and snow-covered mountains in the background. READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Dave & Busters Parking Garage, Philadelphia Police Say Pastrnak scored in the opening minute of the first two periods and then again late in the third to give him his second hat trick in three games against the Flyers this season. Charlie Coyle, Trent Frederic and Nick Ritchie...
    Sunday on New York City AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on the GOP following former President Donald Trump’s departure from the White House. Gingrich described Trump’s “reach” in the party as “enormous” despite some of the recent infighting following his Senate impeachment trial. He added nobody in the GOP, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), “can fight him.” “[W]hat’s very striking is that President Trump still has such enormous reach in the party that nobody can fight him,” Gingrich told host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, you can complain about him. You can criticize him. But McConnell can’t possibly fight Trump. He doesn’t have a big enough base. And it’s also a reminder that there is sort of an establishment insider party that sits around at cocktail parties in Washington. And then there’s this huge country outside of Washington. And that country...
    YURI CORTEZ / . Nicolás Maduro announced this Sunday the approval of resources to “finish” the construction of Line 5 of the Caracas Metro, which has been paralyzed for at least five years. « We don’t have that money, but we can put it in every month, little by little, to finish Line 5 of the Metro that was paralyzed by the Odebrecht sanctions, » Maduro said. Maduro informed the authorization of 5,961,000 euros for the reactivation and, on the other hand, approved 579,000 euros for the Puerto Cabello-Barquisimeto-Acarigua-Turén line. He stressed that the approved capital comes from the Fund for National Development. « We are going slowly but far away with air conduction plans. » Caracas Metro Claudio Farías, vice minister of Land Transportation of the regime, said that the Caracas Metro system continues to function thanks to the work of its workers. « Today the Metro is working but we have...
    New infections with coronaviruskeep rising in Germany in relation to a week ago, as well as the cumulative incidence, which is above not only this Saturday but last Sunday, while the reproduction factor is at the highest value in weeks. The health authorities verified 7,676 new infections in the last 24 hours – up from 6,114 last Sunday – and 145 fatalities -218 a week ago-, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology updated last midnight this Saturday. In Germany as a whole, the cumulative incidence in seven days stands at 60.2 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 57.8 this Saturday and 57.4 a week ago. In a week, new infections totaled 50,086. The reproduction factor (R) that takes into account infections in a seven-day interval rose to 1.07, which implies that every 100 infected infects on average another 107 people. “The weekly reproduction...
    A new short film highlights the delicate and difficult operations of a Florida transplant center as the doctors and administration coped with the coronavirus pandemic in one of the nation’s hotspots. The coronavirus pandemic forced hospitals to completely rethink how they operate, with many facilities changing operations day by day to cope with the increasing severity of infections and spread. The Miami Transplant Institute saw how New York struggled early on, and they knew that Miami was likely to turn into a major hotspot as well. "At the very beginning, it was very concerning, and administration took things day by day," transplant director Elizabeth Shipman told Fox News. "When the guidance came out, transplant was considered an emergency operation, so we were able to stay open." The institute sent many coordinators home to work remotely, which presented challenges to keeping things running smoothly. The institute managed...
    Former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb offered an optimistic take on the U.S. progress in combatting the coronavirus on Sunday. The current U.S. covid death toll is expected to reach half a million this week. The data collected by the COVID Tracking Project suggests encouraging news — with daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths on a downward trend. Our daily update is published. States reported 1.3M tests, 72k cases, 58,222 people currently hospitalized, and 2,074 deaths. pic.twitter.com/2FUTqBPqof — The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) February 21, 2021 Gottlieb, who sits on the board of Pfizer, told CBS News’ Margaret Brennan, “This has taken a tragic toll on the United States, but we should be optimistic, in my view. I think we’re going to continue to see infection rates decline into the spring and the summer. Right now, they’re falling quite dramatically. I think these trends are likely to continue.” He...
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota health officials said Sunday that the number of hospitalizations due to the coronavirus continue to fall, although a virus research group ranks the state among the top 10 for the number of deaths relative to population. The state reported 140 new cases and four new deaths in the last day, raising the totals to 111,309 positive virus tests and 1,863 fatalities since the start of the pandemic. The COVID Tracking Project ranks South Dakota seventh in the country in the number of deaths per capita. The update showed that the number of hospitalizations fell from 95 to 90. Of those patients, 17 were being treated in intensive care units and nine required ventilators. There were about 230.new cases per 100,000 people in South Dakota over the past two weeks, which ranks 38th in the country for new cases per capita, according to Johns...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci at the National Institutes of Health on February 11, 2021.Oliver Contreras/CNP via ZUMA Wire Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.America has been battling the coronavirus pandemic for nearly a year, and as of Sunday, nearly half a million Americans have died from COVID-19. But there is good news as well: Vaccines are showing promise in slowing the spread of the virus. One major challenge facing President Joe Biden’s administration now is the equitable distribution of vaccines—not only in America, but around the world. The official death count stood at 497,000 on Sunday morning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though officials estimate the actual count is likely higher. The toll is staggering: More Americans have died from COVID-19 than the number of American deaths in any...
    Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that he doesn’t believe “we’re ever going to reach true herd immunity.” “I don’t think we’re ever gonna reach true herd immunity. This is isn’t gonna like measles or smallpox where it just sort of goes away. COVID’s gonna continue to circulate at a low level,” Gottlieb told CBS’ Margaret Brennan on “Face The Nation” (RELATED: ‘We Are Way Behind’: Thirty-Five Million Coronavirus Vaccines Sitting On Shelves, Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Claims) “Hopefully we’ll continue to vaccinate the vulnerable population so we’ll protect them from hospitalizations, severe illness and dying from this,” Gottlieb said. Gottlieb said the virus will keep spreading and said the virus strains from the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil may “become more prevalent here in the United States.” Gottlieb also said they should be ready for the COVID-19 strains when fall approaches. Gottlieb said Pfizer...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki dodged a question on Sunday regarding whether President Biden still considers New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "the gold standard" for leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. During an appearance on ABC’s "This Week" Psaki did not directly answer a question from Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl who pointed to Biden’s comments from April 2020. CUOMO AIDE TELLS NY DEMOCRATS ADMINISTRATION HID NURSING HOME DATA TO KEEP IT FROM TRUMP DOJ: REPORT At the time, Biden said the "governor of New York has done one hell of a job" and that he thinks Cuomo is "sort of the gold standard." Karl pointed to the New York governor’s alleged undercounting of nursing home deaths and the fact that he reportedly misled legislatures in the state. "So does President Biden still consider Andrew Cuomo ‘the gold standard’ when it comes to leadership on the pandemic?" Karl asked. "We work...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki dodged questions Sunday about whether President Biden still believes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo represents the “gold standard” for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic amid his scandal over nursing home deaths in New York. The president described Cuomo as “sort of the gold standard” last spring when the governor was being lauded for his daily televised briefings on how the state was dealing with COVID-19. ABC News’ “This Week” host Jon Karl asked Psaki if Biden still held that view. “We work with Gov. Cuomo just like we work with governors across the country,” said Psaki, not answering the question, but noting that Cuomo is the chair of the National Governors Association. “He plays an important role in ensuring that we’re coordinating closely in getting assistance out to people in his state and to states across the country and we’ll continue to do...
    Windy conditions were expected to continue Sunday after strong gusts toppled trees, knocked down power lines and caused treacherous driving conditions across parts of the Southland on Saturday.A wind advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. for parts of Southern California, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County inland areas, and valley areas of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.Los Angeles and Orange counties can expect gusts as strong as 40 mph. Those winds will linger Monday, the warmest day of the week, but won't be as strong.FULL FORECAST: SoCal weather: Sunny skies and windy conditions on tap for SundayThe strong gusts on Saturday posed a danger to drivers along open freeways, particularly for those driving high-profile vehicles.The winds knocked down power lines in a Pasadena neighborhood along Marengo Avenue Saturday night, leaving about 500 customers without power.In Montebello, the wind made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish...
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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The more contagious COVID-19 variant first identified in South Africa has been detected in a New York resident for the first time.Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the case involving a Nassau County resident on Sunday morning."Case numbers and positivity rates in Nassau County continue to drop - but we need to keep that progress going," said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. "We don't believe the South African variant is more deadly, but it may be more contagious. The best response is to continue the tried and true precautions: wearing masks, avoiding social gatherings, distancing, staying home and getting tested when sick."She said Nassau County is will continue to get residents vaccinated as quickly as possible.Cuomo shared that the statewide positivity rate, now at 2.99 percent, dropped below 3 percent for the first time since November 23."We continue to see a reduction in positivity and hospitalizations throughout the...
    Windy conditions were expected to continue Sunday after strong gusts toppled trees, knocked down power lines and caused treacherous driving conditions across parts of the Southland on Saturday.A wind advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. for parts of Southern California, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Ana Mountains, Orange County inland areas, and valley areas of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.Los Angeles and Orange counties can expect gusts as strong as 40 mph. Those winds will linger Monday, the warmest day of the week, but won't be as strong.FULL FORECAST: SoCal weather: Sunny skies and windy conditions on tap for SundayThe strong gusts on Saturday posed a danger to drivers along open freeways, particularly for those driving high-profile vehicles.The winds knocked down power lines in a Pasadena neighborhood along Marengo Avenue Saturday night, leaving about 500 customers without power.In Montebello, the wind made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish...
    MALIBU (CBSLA) — Strong winds were felt overnight and were expected to continue through Sunday into the double digits. High winds were likely in areas such as Ontario, Santa Ana, the San Fernando Valley, portions of Ventura County, and up into the mountain communities. READ MORE: LA Angels Coach Matt Wise Tests Positive For the Coronavirus In Beverly Hills, the strong winds toppled a tree, which landed on two cars. High winds were also felt in Chinatown and other areas of the Southland. READ MORE: High School Sports Allowed To Resume As COVID-19 Case Rates Decline In California “Be weary of what is going on around you because we saw a tree down today,” said one Southland resident. MORE NEWS: One Million COVID Vaccines Backed Up Due To Severe Weather, Dodger Stadium Still Closed On Saturday, peak wind gusts included 57 mph for Malibu Hills, 38 mph...
    Over 14 million Texans are still living with dangerous water systems as officials maintain a boil water notice in 190 counties following a devastating winter storm. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continued to issue the notice even as some water systems continue to stabilize following the storm's untold damage across the state. TCEQ personnel are working with local officials to bring wastewater systems back online. Until then, the commission will continue to issue boil water notices, which advise residents to either drink bottled water or boil tap water because community water is or could be contaminated. WARMER TEMPERATURES BRING WELCOME RELIEF TO TEXAS AND SOUTHERN STATES AS RECOVERY BEGINS "TCEQ is doing everything we can to support water systems as they recover from this weather event," said TCEQ Executive Director Toby Baker. "We understand that it’s tough to be without water, or to have to boil it...
    LEEDS are preparing for life without Marcelo Bielsa next season, admits chairman Andrea Radrizzani – but the Elland Road chief would be "delighted" if the popular boss stays. Bielsa’s contract at the promoted side expires in the summer, sparking speculation he could be elsewhere next season. 2Leeds are preparing for life without their popular manager Marcelo BielsaCredit: EPA He has already been at Leeds longer than any other club side in his 31-year managerial career, having arrived in summer 2018.   And while Radrizzani wants Bielsa to extend his stay in Yorkshire, he admits the club are putting plans in place if the club faces what is sure to be a second season in the Premier League without their charismatic manager. He told CBS Sports: "Marcelo knows we are happy with him. If he stays, we are really delighted to continue. If the group is happy with him, I am...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police continue to look for the gunman responsible for Wednesday’s mass shooting near a SEPTA transit station. The shooting at Broad and Olney sent eight people to the hospital. Surveillance video shows people running for cover. READ MORE: Woman Shoots, Critically Wounds Intruder In Kensington, Philly Police Say Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, who represents the 9th District, says there’s a known open-air drug market at the transportation hub. She says her office has been working with stakeholders for years to improve the Broad-Olney corridor. READ MORE: One Dead, At Least Three Others Hospitalized After Shooting At Our Town Alley In East Norriton “All of this long underway prior were to this mass shooting. So the plan that we have, is no knee-jerk reaction to what occurred. This has been very long strategic and methodical planning,” Parker said. So far, Parker’s office has secured funding for better street...
    February 21, 2021 | 5:00 am Many companies have identified new online opportunities, to such an extent that, in Latin America, 61% are planning to increase investment in self-service solutions through digital channels, according to the first edition of the State of Commerce report, carried out by Salesforce. Some of the strategies they are implementing to strengthen interactions with their customers include offering the same level of personalized attention in both applications and platforms, making greater investments in new digital commerce channels and increasing user engagement in a more interactive way. . The adoption of digital commerce by consumers in 2020 prompted many B2C organizations to experiment with new tactics to keep their customers engaged. Given the decrease in in-person interactions, it has caused companies in the region to replace the experience in physical stores with digital experiences. 70% of them said they had implemented a live chat...
    Zidane watches a play during the Valladolid-Real Madrid this Saturday.Quality Sport Images / . Madrid was planted in Zorrilla with a mathematical problem. He had lost 30% of the season’s goals at a stroke, Benzema’s, the last one disgraced in the infirmary. His entire starting lineup together barely added five more than the French. But the whites are not a wacky solutions team, so they turned to the most obvious thing at hand: Courtois to stop, Kroos to set it and Casemiro to head. The Brazilian established himself as the second highest scorer of his team: sixth target [cinco en Liga y uno en Champions] and fourth through the air. No media in Europe equals him in this statistic. And the German was exhibited as the main assistant: his seventh of the course, the third to his partner in the center of the field. Between the two they have woven...
    OKCoin communicated that to suspend trading of bitcoin cash (BCH) and bitcoin SV (BSV) on March 1 due to the « commitment of the platform to protect Bitcoin ». OKCoin CEO Hong Fang said the company is « very disturbed by the copyright claim and threat of legal action that Craig Wright is taking against the open source community. » And he added that « if we continue to allow BSV trading on our platform, we run the risk of implicitly supporting such an attack on the open source nature of Bitcoin, which is highly destructive to the Bitcoin ecosystem. » The Authority of Thailand Tourism (TAT) wants to establish Thailand as the first country to welcome cryptocurrency holders by targeting Japanese tourists in the initial phase. The TAT is conducting a feasibility study on the implementation of digital currency in tourist destinations. The Central Bank...
    (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Dallas resident DeAndre Upshaw said it was “very shocking” when he opened his latest electricity bill. “While I’m trying to get gas and groceries and make sure that my pipes don’t explode, the last thing I’m thinking about is a $7,000 bill from my utility company,” Upshaw told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield via Skype Saturday. READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Meets With Legislature To Address Spike In Energy Bills As Texas struggles to recover from a deep freeze that has killed dozens, some customers in Texas like Upshaw are facing unprecedented price hikes in their energy bills as a result of the recent snow storm. Texas officials say they are investigating. Texas’ utility regulator, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), said Saturday that it is investigating “the factors that combined with the devastating winter weather to disrupt the flow of power to millions of Texas homes.” It’s also giving...
    Los Angeles County officials continue to report a decline in new coronavirus cases but say the emergence of a more transmissible, potentially more virulent variant underscores the importance of sticking with safety measures like masking and distancing. Public health officials on Saturday recorded 2,393 new cases of the virus and 136 related deaths, as well as two more cases of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the U.K. that has since spread to at least 42 U.S. states. Experts predict it will become the dominant coronavirus nationwide by the end of March. That’s a cause for concern because it is believed to be 50% more transmissible than the conventional variety and may also be more deadly. Los Angeles County has now recorded a total of 14 cases of the B.1.1.7 strain, but experts have said there are likely more, as only a small portion of samples undergo the genetic sequencing...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of residents across West Virginia and eastern Kentucky remained without power on Saturday due to severe winter weather. In West Virginia, Appalachian Power said that approximately 44,000 customers were without electricity after experiencing back-to-back ice storms hit the state Feb. 11 and Feb. 15. More than 3,200 workers were spread across the six hardest hit counties on Saturday attempting to get power back online. The company has identified roughly 1,500 separate locations that need repairs. The company warned that while repairs are being made, the work remains difficult. In Wayne County, workers had to replace the same pole three times because trees kept falling on it. Over in eastern Kentucky, approximately 41,100 residents were without power, according to poweroutage.com, a website that tracks outages. Utility officials said some of their customers are still recovering from the recent paralyzing winter weather, particularly in Boyd, Carter and...
    Sony Playstation 5 : Yesterday Blizzard made an announcement that many gamers have been waiting for years: Diablo 2 Resurrected, the remastering of the iconic second installment of this acclaimed saga of role-playing and action games, will be a reality and will arrive on PC and consoles this year. Diablo 2 Resurrected and Diablo 2: Two games independent of each other Now, Blizzard has released new details on this new version, confirming that its release will not affect the original edition of the game at all.. In other words, Diablo 2 Resurrected and Diablo 2 will be treated at all times as independent products and the remastering will not overlap the classic version. This may seem logical and normal to you, but It is a point that should be highlightedAs with the release of Warcraft III: Reforged Blizzard decided it was a good idea to merge the multiplayer of...
    Lupe Scatter, vocalist of Rough released a video that shows the moment he is inside a restaurant to continue the effort of creating his book autobiographical. The singer receives the help of one of his friends to transcribe the ideas of the Author on the computer and thus be able to send it to a publisher for subsequent publication. “Not even the cold stops us, we continue with the project of my book with the support of my friend Manuel Falcón.” The clip shows two fragments of what will be the musician’s work. One of them is seen through the computer in which a person who apparently is Manuel; the other is visible thanks to a notebook that holds the vocal and in which he wrote directly by hand. By: El Heraldo de México
    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Coast guards in the U.S. and Canada were continuing to cooperate on ice-breaking operations in the St. Clair River, northeast of Detroit. The U.S. Coast Guard also said escorts were being provided for commercial vessels in the shipping channel. Commercial ships going through the channel help break the ice which allows water to flow, resulting in lower water levels and less flooding along the shoreline, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Earlier this month, both coast guards began deploying icebreaking ships to the river to break up ice jams contributing to flooding in the area. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Michigan, Associated Press
    Future of oil The Future of Oil is currently trading at 59.08. If the price started a upward movement and above 60.95, with a strong and determined momentum, we could value a long considering a target of the order of 25 points before approaching R1 at 63.32 which could act as resistance. Being a somewhat complicated area, it is advisable to protect the position soon. To continue climbing, if it were also exceeded 62.26, with a strong momentum, we could revalue longs considering a target of the order of 30 points before approaching R2 at 64.40 which could act as resistance. To continue climbing, if R2 were also exceeded, we could revalue longs considering a target of the order of 30 points before approaching R3 at 64.39 which could act as resistance. If, on the contrary, the price starts a bearish movement and lose S2 at 58.38 we could...
    Attorneys general in 18 states have told US President Joe Biden by letter that deportations of undocumented immigrants convicted of sex crimes must continue. After Biden’s presidential inauguration, and within the framework of its immigration policy by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE), the so-called ‘Operation Talon’ was canceled, which, according to prosecutors, focused on sexual crimes. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its priorities for the deportation of undocumented migrants that will be in effect for 90 days while the government develops details of its immigration policy. These priorities include the expulsion of foreigners who pose a danger to society or who have been convicted of serious crimes or involvement with criminal gangs. The suspension of ‘Operation Talon’, according to the prosecutors who sent their letter to Biden, is “poorly advised, threatens to encourage sexual predators to victimize women and children, and exacerbates the tragic crisis of...
    Starting this Monday, February 22, FOX Channel will change its name and image and will become STAR Channel without affecting the programming of its audience’s favorite content such as The Simpsons, The Walking Dead and the highest-grossing films. FOX Premium will take the name of STAR Premium and will continue to offer series such as This is Us, in addition to premieres, events, new seasons and the seven channels with the personality that viewers already know: FOX Premium Movies will change its name to STAR Hits while FOX Premium Series will be STAR Series; FOX Premium Action to become STAR Action; FOX Premium Comedy will be renamed STAR Comedy; FOX Premium Family will be STAR Fun; FOX Premium Cinema will change to STAR Cinema and FOX Premium Classics will be STAR Classics. FOX life will also change its name to STAR Life but its programming will continue to...
    New York : Luck smiled, and in a big way, to a retired couple from Lutterworth, England, who from now on will no longer have to worry about their future and about economic issues, after have winning results of a lottery prize that awarded them $ 1.2 million. Theresa Picton-Clark, 69, and her husband John, 67, They are fond of participating in lottery draws and games of chance and it was only now that their perseverance proved to be wonderfully rewarded. A few days ago, the couple went to a store with the idea of ​​buying a new kitchen for their house, but they could not get one because they all exceeded their budget. On the way home, they stopped at another store and decided to buy a “Lucky Dip” lottery ticket, which came to solve all their financial problems. The first few moments after a £ 1M Lotto...
    Employees for the Arizona Diamondbacks have no idea when their full salaries will be restored.  The Arizona Diamondbacks continue to institute pay cuts to baseball operations, player development and business side employees, according to sources familiar with the situation. The cuts are of varying degrees, though some are said to be “significant.” A team spokesperson confirmed that the pay cuts are still in place, citing that the team is still waiting to determine 2021 revenues and did not want to treat employees differently on the baseball and business sides of the organization. The Diamondbacks are believed to be one of the only teams in baseball still implementing pay cuts to employees. The team is waiting for ticket sales, among other things, before making any changes to expenses. While tickets for spring training games will go on sale Saturday, the organization has not received clarity on if fans will be allowed...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County officials Friday reported continued good news regarding declining COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations as the county waited for word on the restocking of vaccines held up by winter storms. The county reported 324 new cases of COVID-19 Friday along with 41 additional fatalities. READ MORE: CHP Officer Charged With Using Confidential Police Records To Help Friend The numbers brought the county’s caseload to 243,989 and the death toll to 3,726. Hospitalizations continued to decline as well. There were 636 people hospitalized with COVID on Friday, down from 663 the day prior. Patients in intensive care dipped down from 230 on Thursday to 215 on Friday. The county has 14% of its ICU beds available and 59% of its ventilators. The positivity rate as of Friday had shrunk to 6.3% and the case rate per 100,000 was down to 15.4. The positivity rate among the county’s...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums BlizzConline, the new edition of Blizzard Entertainment’s annual celebration has just kicked off and it can be said that it left fans of the company happy, as a wide variety of updates and new games were announced. Some of the most spoiled fans were those of World of Warcraft, as not only was new content revealed for the current expansion, but it also offered news for World of Warcraft Classic. Blizzard Entertainment released World of Warcraft Classic, a recreation of the original World of Warcraft experience that turned out to be very successful. Well, if you were eager for new content that you wanted to return from the original game, we have good news for you, as the developer announced the return of The Burning Crusade, the first expansion to make it to the...
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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf signed a fourth renewal of the COVID-19 disaster declaration Friday. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Commander Jason Lando Accepts Job As Chief In Frederick, Maryland “COVID-19 vaccinations have begun, but we are still in the early stages of vaccine administration,” said Governor Wolf in a press release. “We will continue to prioritize a safe, efficient and equitable distribution process, and expect vaccinations to increase as the federal government makes more vaccine available to states. This renewal will allow the commonwealth to maintain its response and support efforts as we continue testing, contact tracing and vaccination efforts to keep Pennsylvanians safe.” READ MORE: State Police Give 5 Notices Of Violation To Pittsburgh-Area Businesses During COVID-19 Compliance Checks According to the governor’s office, the disaster declaration allows for increased support to state agencies, including expediting supply procurement and lifting certain regulations....
    Miami : The polar cold and the snow storms that have hit the United States for several days continued this Friday, although they should subside by the weekend, especially in the south of the country, according to meteorological services. “The unusually cold week in the southern plains will end this weekend with the entry of a depression with warmer air,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said Friday. However, the cold wave persisted this Friday, from Dallas to New York, with snow storms forecast for the east coast, particularly in the New England region (northeast), and heavy rains in North and South Carolina. Accustomed to waves of heat, not cold, southern states such as Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi still register freezing temperatures, although thermometers are expected to rise Saturday in the Texas cities of Houston and Austin, with marks of about 10º Celsius. More than 180,000 homes were still...
    The Mets are gambling with the upside play. They did it to some degree with Trevor May, to a larger one with James McCann and ticked it up even a few more notches in reaching an agreement with Taijuan Walker on a multi-year contract. The Mets have guaranteed that threesome important roles – and $78 million – hoping that a shortened 2020 was a true indicator of who they are now and into at least the short-term future. It also means they didn’t guarantee anything to more proven/talented options such Liam Hendriks, J.T. Realmuto and Trevor Bauer. And wasn’t one of the advantages of Steve Cohen supposed to be that the Mets could stop accepting second- and third- and fourth-best alternatives? Imagine on Nov. 10 – the day of Cohen’s introductory press conference that so stirred the optimism of Mets fans – you would have been told the Mets will...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City restaurants will be allowed to increase their indoor dining capacity to 35% beginning February 26, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.Cuomo said the move will bring the city consistent with New Jersey's policy."What's happening now is people in New York City - Staten Island, Manhattan - are going to New Jersey to those restaurants, so it's not really accomplishing its purpose," Cuomo said.Maximum indoor capacity at restaurants throughout the rest of the state, including on nearby Long Island, and in neighboring Connecticut will continue to be 50%.Cuomo said he was comfortable making the change because the statewide COVID-19 positivity and hospitalization rates have dropped dramatically since the surge in cases following the holidays."We're responding to the data, obviously we're more sensitive to New York City because of the density, the concentration, the history, but we're headed in the right direction, we're making progress,...
    TEEN Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska’s husband Cole DeBoer is in the clear in his $2,500 lawsuit as the stars continue to battle their $3 million court war. Culligan Water, a company that sells water filters and dispensers, sued Cole 32, claiming they had not received payments from him since October 2, 2020.  10Chelsea Houska's husband Cole DeBoer is in the clear, as the $2,500 lawsuit against him has been droppedCredit: Instagram The company claimed Chelsea's husband rented two products from them - an Iron Soft and PE Carbon - for $40 a month. The Sun can exclusively reveal the company dismissed the case on February 18. The clerk for the South Dakota courthouse could not confirm if the case was dropped because Cole paid off the amount, though it is likely. As The Sun previously reported, the February 8, 2021 filing alleged: “On 11/18/20, we sent him...