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    Loading the player... Another former aide has come forward and accused Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Charlotte Bennett is the second woman in less than a week to detail workplace interactions with Cuomo that she considered inappropriate, prompting an anti-sexual harassment group to call for the three-term governor’s resignation. A former health policy advisor and executive assistant to Cuomo, Bennett told the New York Times that the governor had made comments and asked questions that were inappropriate and made her uncomfortable. She spoke about a particular encounter alone in his office at the State Capitol last June. Bennett left the administration in November. Charlotte Bennett (via LinkedIn In the wake of the allegations, the Sexual Harassment Working Group, made up of seven former state legislative staffers, are urging Cuomo to step down as Governor, according to the New York Post. “ENOUGH,” said a statement...
    FANS are slamming talk show host Oprah Winfrey after a 2004 video resurfaced of her asking Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, then 17, about their body sizes. Upset viewers called the interview “triggering” and said she completely blindsided the famous twins. 9A resurfaced Oprah Winfrey interview with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen has fans angeredCredit: The Oprah Winfrey Show Mary-Kate and Ashley, 34, have been in the public eye since they started playing the role of Michelle Tanner on Full House as babies. They continued acting together in a slew of TV shows and movies in the years after the sitcom ended, and they had their theatrical release, New York Minute, come out around the time of the Oprah interview. At 17, the two sat down with Oprah amid rumors that they were struggling with eating disorders, and she asked them about them up front. She questioned: “I know a new rumor...
    THE shocking moment a Texas train collided with an 18-wheeler that triggered a huge hazmat explosion has been caught on camera. Multiple ambulances attended the huge Tuesday morning explosion, a local ABC affiliate reported. 1Credit: 25NewsKXXV #BREAKING: 25 News is on the way to a scene in Cameron where a train collided with an 18-wheeler, more information will be released as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/y62oesPbct— 25NewsKXXV (@25NewsKXXV) February 23, 2021 Residents in the local area have been evacuated from their homes and are asked to stay away. Footage showed huge plumes of dark black smoke while a fire continued to blaze. It is unclear if anyone has been injured in the incident. Most read in News‘SAGA OF TED F**KING CRUZ’Ted Cruz slammed for ‘throwing his daughters under the bus’SNOW WHAT I MEAN?Conspiracy theory in Texas claims snow is FAKE and sent by Bill GatesSNOW RIDICULOUSBlack teen arrested for walking in...
    Three genes inherited from Neanderthals slash the risk of severe Covid-19 by 22 per cent, a new study has revealed. The genes sit next to each other on chromosome 12, and this large chunk of genetic material includes 75,000 individual pieces of DNA.  Researchers compared the DNA of 2,200 Covid-19 patients from around the world with the genes of three Neanderthals that lived 50,000, 70,000 and 120,000 years ago. They found people with Neanderthal versions of the genes OAS1, OAS2 and OAS3 were less likely to develop severe symptoms after infection with the coronavirus.  These genes produce enzymes which specifically target invading RNA viruses, and the Neanderthal version is thought to be more potent.   Scroll down for video  Previous research has found eight genetic locations spread across five chromosomes (3, 6, 12, 19 and 21) which are 'associated with risk of requiring intensive care upon SARS-CoV-2 infection'. However, the...
    Lack of health services and transportation impede access to vaccine in communities of color In Georgia, a new district attorney starts circling Trump and his allies Understanding Roth IRA withdrawal rules helps you avoid taking money too soon, triggering taxes and penalties © katleho Seisa/Getty Images Roth IRA withdrawal rules are complex: contributions and earnings are subject to different withdrawal rules, and ignoring them can leave you open to income taxes and tax penalties. katleho Seisa/Getty Images Roth IRA contributions can be withdrawn at any time without tax or penalty. Roth IRA earnings can incur early withdrawal taxes and penalties, depending on your age and the account's age. If you're under 59½, you can avoid early-withdrawal penalties for certain specific expenses. Visit Insider's Investing Reference library for more stories. Roth IRAs are often misunderstood. "You can take out funds tax-free at any time!" advice-givers often...
    A Beverly Hills cop has been accused of using music copyright laws in an attempt to stop an activist from livestreaming their interaction on Instagram. Sennett Devermont claims in social media posts that he had gone to a Beverly Hills police department on Friday to ask a question about Freedom of Information Act request forms. Yet he alleges that Sgt. Billy Fair began playing music while Devermont filmed the conversation so as to activate copyright filters and have the video muted or taken down. The video shows that Fair pulled out his phone to play Sublime's 'Santeria' after asking Devermont whether it was necessary to stream live to his 300,000 followers.  Fair acted after Devermont showed off the name and phone number of another officer that he had just handed him.  Scroll down for video  Activist Sennett Devermont accused Beverly Hills Sgt. Billy Fair of using music copyright laws in an...
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue crews respond to the top of Millcreek Canyon near Salt Lake City, Utah on February 6, 2021. Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP Images The group of eight skiers were friends aged between 23 to 38. An avalanche warning was issued by the Utah Avalanche Center on Saturday morning.  The survivors were able to dig themselves out, according to the Deseret News. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Four skiers have been killed and four injured after triggering an avalanche at Millcreek Canyon near Salt Lake City, said police. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake (UPD) said that the group of eight skiers were friends aged between 23 to 38 and had all been wearing avalanche beacons at the time of the incident.  The UPD told local media it received a faint distress call from one of the...
    The Air Force ordered a broad review of security at all its installations on Friday, after an unarmed man got access to the flightline at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and entered an aircraft used by top U.S. and military officials.Air Force leaders have asked the Air Force inspector general to look into the breach, which happened on Thursday, as well as review security protocols at bases worldwide."Everybody is taking this very seriously," said chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, adding that the Air Force already adjusted some of its security protocols at Andrews this morning. He did not provide details on the adjustments, but President Joe Biden is expected to arrive at Andrews later on Friday to fly home to Wilmington, Delaware.According to Joint Base Andrews, the man entered a C-40 aircraft assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing. The C-40 is a smaller transport jet, primarily used by members of...
    An experienced rock climber fell off a 95-foot cliff to his death at Death Valley National Park in California.   Justin Ibershoff, 38, was descending Deimos Canyon on Saturday when he stepped on a loose rock and triggered a rockslide, according to the National Park Service.   The rockslide then pushed Ibershoff past two of his climbing companions and over the edge of a dry fall.  His body was recovered on Sunday by an Inyo County search-and-rescue team and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.   Justin Ibershoff, 38, (pictured) fell off a 95-foot cliff to his death at Death Valley National Park Ibershoff was descending Deimos Canyon (pictured) on Saturday when he apparently stepped on a loose rock and triggered a rockslide, according to the National Park Service Officials advised climbers to avoid the upper section of Deimos County because the rock slide left it unstable.   The six friends who were...
    A SKIER who was buried under an avalanche in Utah on Saturday has died. Kurt Damschroder, 57, from Park City, Utah, was killed after he was caught up in the disaster, according to .Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez in a tweet Sunday. 3Kurt Damschroder has been skiing in an area known as Square Top in Summit, UtahCredit: @SummitCountySO/Instagram Damschroder and another skier are thought to have triggered the avalanche in an area known as Square Top, away from the resort boundaries near the Park City Mountain Canyons Village resort. "Our hearts and prayers are with Kurt's girlfriend and family," Martinez said in the tweet. The second skier was able to dig to Damschroder and "attempted lifesaving efforts" but was forced to leave because of dangerous conditions, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. "The extreme avalanche danger prevented rescuers from getting into the area before nightfall," the sheriff's office said....
    A skier who triggered an avalanche that left him buried in Utah's backcountry on Saturday has been confirmed dead, officials said Sunday. Rescuers recovered the body of 57-year-old Kurt Damschroder, of Park City, Utah, a day after he was swept up in the slide at an area known as Square Top, located outside the resort boundaries near Park City Mountains Canyon Village, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said. UTAH SKIER BURIED AFTER TRIGGERING AVALANCHE IN BACKCOUNTRY, OFFICIALS SAY, AS RESCUE EFFORTS CONTINUE "Our hearts and prayers are with Kurt’s girlfriend and family," the sheriff's office tweeted. A friend dug to Damschroder, pictured, and attempted life-saving efforts before the dangerous conditions forced the friend to flee, officials said. (Summit County Sheriff's Office) Damschroder was skiing with a friend around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday when they were caught in the avalanche. The friend escaped the slide and dug their way to Damschroder, who...
    Rescuers in Utah scrambled Sunday to reach a skier left buried under an avalanche in the backcountry a day earlier, officials said. Two skiers triggered the avalanche around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in an area known as Square Top, located outside the resort boundaries near Park City Mountains Canyon Village, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. SLOW-MOVING SNOW STORM SLAMS MIDWEST AS MID-ATLANTIC, NORTHEAST BRACES One skier escaped the avalanche and dug to their buried friend. The skier "attempted life-saving efforts" on the friend but was forced to leave the area due to the "extreme avalanche danger," according to the sheriff’s office. The avalanche occurred in an area known as Square Top near Park City Mountains Canyon Village, officials said. (Summit County Sheriff’s Office) It was unclear whether the buried skier was alive. Officials said more information will be provided after rescuers make contact with the avalanche victim....
    Just before 7 p.m. on Monday, the House of Representatives' impeachment managers will march an article accusing former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection across to the Senate side of the Capitol, officially triggering a trial of the former president that could result in him being barred from holding office in the future.  That outcome appears unlikely with more and more Republican senators coming out to say they are against holding an impeachment trial in the first place -- citing the fact that Trump has already left office. But the trial will be a cloud hanging over the Senate and the first 100 days of the Biden administration for as long as it goes on, and will shut down business in the upper chamber once it gets started in earnest next month.  "Look, everyone wants to put this awful chapter in American history behind us, but sweeping it under the rug...
    WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that she will send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, triggering the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol Jan. 6 riot.Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer announced Pelosi's intentions for a quick trial on the Senate floor Friday, rejecting Republicans' proposal to push it to mid-February to give Trump more time to prepare his case. Schumer said there will be "a full trial, it will be a fair trial."Pelosi said her nine impeachment managers, or House prosecutors, are "ready to begin to make their case" against Trump. She said Trump's team will have had the same amount of time.Trump, who told his supporters to "fight like hell" just before they invaded the Capitol two weeks ago and stopped the electoral vote count, is the first president...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Schumer: Pelosi will transmit Trump impeachment article Monday, triggering trial of former president. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Lady Gaga’s makeup brand deleted a “triggering ad” for its new eyeliner after some reportedly saw a resemblance between it and self-harm. The 34-year-old pop singer’s brand, Haus Laboratories, took down the ad five hours after the initial post appeared. The ad showed the new liner make what looked like slash marks across a model’s arm close to the wrist, according to the “Today” show in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: ‘You Be Bad A** With It Now’: Lady Gaga Gives One Fan An Unbelievable Gift) A snap from the since-deleted Instagram ad can be seen here. Lady Gaga’s makeup brand criticized for ‘triggering’ ad resembling self-harm https://t.co/q6k0Cp0sk4 — TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 14, 2021 In the comments section of the post, followers started complaining and talked about how upsetting the ad was.  (RELATED: Lady Gaga Opens Up About Her ‘Dreams And Hopes’ And Whether Those Involve Marriage And Kids)...
    The U.S. Capitol has been locked down as pro-Trump protesters attempt to break into the building, forcing the Secret Service to rush Vice President Pence out of the Senate chamber, where he was presiding over a debate about Electoral College certification. The Senate and House have adjourned, presumably for safety reasons, as protesters push closer to the Capitol doors. House and Democratic leaders were rushed off the floor in their respective chambers by their security details Hundreds of protesters who arrived in Washington D.C. to contest the results of the presidential election swarmed the outside of the Capitol, breaking past U.S. Capitol Police and metal fencing. The group breached several layers of security and are now on the verge of gaining access to Capitol office buildings and the Capitol itself. Staff inside the building have been ordered to shelter in place. Two adjacent House office buildings were evacuated...
    Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN)The Israeli government collapsed on Tuesday at midnight (17.00 EST) local time after the country's parliament failed to meet a deadline for passage of the 2020 and 2021 budgets. Israel will now head to its fourth elections in two years, probably on March 23 next year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile coalition partner, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, sought to blame one another for the collapse of their seven-month-old government. "Blue and White withdrew from the agreements [to modify the original coalition agreement] and dragged us to unnecessary elections during the corona crisis," said Netanyahu, who on Saturday evening became the first Israeli to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. "We do not want an election and we voted against it ... but we are not afraid of elections -- because we will win!"Gantz, referencing the corruption charges facing Netanyahu, said: "I regret that the Prime...
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Spokesman’s office: Israeli parliament fails to pass budget by deadline, triggering new election. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    In a sobering milestone, the availability of ICU beds at hospitals across the Bay Area on Wednesday fell below 15% for the first time, triggering state rules that will place every county in the region under a stay-at-home order. The region had 12.9% of its ICU beds open Wednesday, according to the state Department of Health Services. For much of the Bay Area, there will be no change. Six of the nine Bay Area counties already had adopted the tougher rules last week, when Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma put them into effect as a pre-emptive measure. In doing so, health officials had hoped to slow the relentlessly rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area and prevent hospitals from reaching capacity. A seventh county that the state includes in the Bay Area region, Monterey, on Sunday also took that step. But four other neighboring...
    AN INSTAGRAM post from Real Housewives of New York City alum Dorinda Medley's daughter Hannah was slammed as "triggering." In the video, the 26-year-old model boasted about her "amazing thigh gap." 6An Instagram post from Real Housewives of New York City alum Dorinda Medley's daughter Hannah was slammed as 'triggering' 6In the video, the 26-year-old model boasted about her 'amazing thigh gap'Credit: Instagram Yesterday Dorinda shared her 26-year-old daughter Hannah's video in which she instructed followers how to hide panty lines when wearing tights. She also commented on her figure: “I’m also quite hippy, so I really don’t want to accentuate this area too much. “I don’t really like to do that, but something I love about myself is that I’ve got an amazing thigh gap.” She later added in the video: “I’ve created this sort of layering, which covers up my bum, and it also really accentuates this,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Greater Sacramento Region has become the third area in California to fall under 15 percent ICU – triggering the new stay-at-home order restrictions. As of Wednesday, according to the state’s numbers, the Greater Sacramento region had fallen to 14.3 percent ICU capacity. Preparations underway at the old practice facility at Sleep Train Arena. (Credit: CalOES) Expanded restrictions under the order include closing salons and personal care services. Restaurants will also only be allowed to do take-out or delivery while retail stores will only be allowed indoor operations at 20 percent capacity. In a change that only came down overnight, however, California public health is now allowing outdoor playgrounds to remain open. Gyms and places of worship can also continue outdoor operations, with churches being restricted to a maximum of 25 percent capacity or 100 people.  The Greater Sacramento Region includes Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El...
    Southern California will likely soon be under a stay-at-home order, after state officials reported late Friday, Dec. 4, that the region’s intensive care unit bed capacity fell below 15%. Gov. Gavin Newsom, in an announcement Thursday, said the state would enact such orders by region when available ICU bed availability fell to 15% or lower. On Friday evening, the California Department of Public Health announced that intensive care bed capacity in Southern California was 13.1%, down from 20.6% the day prior. The new state order goes into effect at 12:59 p.m. Saturday and gives local health officials 24 hours to implement the regional stay-at-home restrictions after falling below the 15% mark. If  Southern California remains below that threshold in Saturday’s data, it will have until Sunday to enact the new restrictions. The Southern California region includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Luis...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new state stay-at-home order will go into effect in Southern California after the region's hospital ICU capacity dropped below 15%.The California Department of Public Health reported on Friday that Southern California's ICU capacity dropped to 13.1%, triggering the stay-at-home order.The order does not take effect until Saturday at 12:59 p.m., and local officials will have 24 hours to carry out the restrictions.When the stay-at-home order is triggered, bars, wineries, nail salons, hair salons and barbershops, and other personal care services will need to close. Private gatherings of any size will be prohibited.Once a region drops to the 15% threshold and the order is triggered, that area must stay under the lockdown for at least three weeks. After that, state health officials will evaluate ICU capacity and transmission rates to project at least four weeks into the future to determine if the stay-at-home order can be...
    Pandemic-related stress may be causing people to lose their hair. A D.C. dermatologist has reported seeing three times more patients than usual for the condition. “Telogen effluvium, also known as stress-induced hair shedding, is one of the most common forms of hair loss that we see in the dermatologists’ office, and there’s been a massive uptick since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Adam Friedman, interim chair of the department of dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “For women, typically 180 to 200 hairs a day is normal loss, where in a telogen effluvium, it can be up to 400 or 500 a day,” he said. The condition is most commonly triggered by a single incident of stress, a shock or traumatic event. Shedding then begins two or three months later and continues for four to five months, before normal hair growth...
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for shooting distress flares from a boat when there was no real emergency and triggering a U.S. Coast Guard rescue operation. Justin Patrick Obert, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Fort Myers federal court, according to court records. He must also pay $13,414.78 to cover costs associated with the rescue. He pleaded guilty in August to communicating a false distress message. “Mariners on the water rely and count on Coast Guard assets and personnel to be ready and able to respond when they are in distress," Coast Guard Capt. Matt Thompson said in a statement. "Hoax calls can redirect critical rescue capabilities and put lives at risk in the dangerous maritime domain.” Obert was on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers Beach in September 2019 when he drunkenly discharged two...
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been sentenced to three months in federal prison for shooting distress flares from a boat when there was no real emergency and triggering a U.S. Coast Guard rescue operation. Justin Patrick Obert, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Fort Myers federal court, according to court records. He must also pay $13,414.78 to cover costs associated with the rescue. He pleaded guilty in August to communicating a false distress message. “Mariners on the water rely and count on Coast Guard assets and personnel to be ready and able to respond when they are in distress,” Coast Guard Capt. Matt Thompson said in a statement. “Hoax calls can redirect critical rescue capabilities and put lives at risk in the dangerous maritime domain.” Obert was on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico near Fort Myers Beach in September 2019 when he drunkenly discharged...
    REAL HOUSEWIVES of Orange County star Braunwyn Windham-Burke has clapped back at a fan who claims she’s “gained weight”, calling the comment “triggering”.  The reality star shared her thoughts on some unsolicited feedback that one of her followers had provided on her figure.  8Braunwyn called her video a 'public service announcement' Credit: Instagram Posting a video to her Instagram Stories, the mom-of-seven revealed someone had made a comment on her body saying that she looked “good” because she had “gained weight”.  Braunwyn, 43, told her fans: “OK, so I am just going to put this out there.  “I just posted a really cute picture of me and Hazel and someone who has now been blocked wrote, ‘I don't mean this is a mean way, but you look good because you've gained weight.’ “And I politely said, 'That's triggering. As someone who has battled with food and body issues, you know,...
    (CBS4) — Relatively little snow has fallen thus far compared to years past, but avalanche forecasters recently raised warning flags following a pair of skier-triggered snowslides that prove conditions already exist that threaten the safety of anyone playing on Colorado mountain slopes. Facebook posts from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center included video of the slides and suggestions that backcountry skiers stay clear of steeper slopes or simply wait for greater depth of solid snow. Neither skier was injured. RELATED  Alpine Rescue Team Urge Backcountry Skiing Preparedness As Seasons Change The first occurred Tuesday near Independence Pass. The video shows a skier getting caught in the slide and pulled of his/her feet. “This skier fortunately was not injured,” CAIC’s post states, “but you can see how easily a small avalanche can end your season early (or worse) as you get dragged across the ground and into shallowly buried obstacles.” The second...
    Antrim County, Michigan, a traditionally Republican county that flipped blue this election has reportedly flipped back to red after a manual recount of votes found thousands of votes for President Donald Trump accidentally went for Joe Biden. “The vote totals counted by the election software did not match the printed tabulator tapes, which official results are based upon. Because of this, the printed tabulates tapes from each precinct will be counted manually and revised Unofficial results will be posted,” Antrim County said in a statement, according to WXYZ, an ABC affiliate. Originally the county went blue and showed a win for Biden. However, election officials looked into the results and found the county’s software glitched, according to WLNS. The county uses the ‘Dominion Voting System,’ which is also used in 64 counties across the state including Ingham, Jackson, and Shiawassee, per the same report. However, a spokesperson for Michigan...
    A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea rocked Turkey and Greece on Friday — unleashing a tsunami and leveling buildings, though there were no immediate reports of casualties, officials said. The temblor, which was felt from Istanbul to Athens, hit close to the Turkish resort city of Izmir, which has about three million residents, Agence France-Presse reported. “So far, we have received information about six collapsed buildings” in Izmir province, which includes the city, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter. Environment Minister Murat Kurum said some people were stuck in the rubble. Images on social media showed collapsed buildings and water rushing through the streets of Izmir, the third largest city in Turkey with about 4.5 million residents. Turkish media showed wreckage of a multiple-story building in central Izmir, with people climbing it to start rescue efforts. One woman was seen being helped from the rubble of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Santa Ana winds - likely the strongest so far this season - will buffet the Southland amid sharply cooler temperatures Monday and combine with low humidity and dry vegetation to create an increased danger of wildfire through Tuesday"Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds are expected to develop across most of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties late Sunday night through Tuesday, likely the strongest Santa Ana event we have seen so far this season," the National Weather Service said in a statement. The strongest winds are expected late Sunday night through Monday evening, "when damaging gusts of 60 to 80 miles per hour can be expected in the mountains, gusts of 50 to 60 mph in the wind-prone valleys, and gusts of 35 to 50 mph from the Ventura coast to Malibu and the Hollywood Hills,'' according to the NWS.The weather service also warned that "the moderate...
    Drama abounds on The Bold and the Beautiful when Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) confesses his insecurities. The waffler will make a stunning admission to his wife when they hash out his jealousy issues, per SheKnows Soaps. Liam loves playing the hero, but lately, things haven’t been going his way. Now that Hope Logan Spencer (Annika Noelle) has asked him to leave Steffy Forrester (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) alone, he re-evaluates his life. Hope gains some insight into why her husband has been acting so strangely when he opens up to her. As seen in the below image, they have a heart-to-heart. 1. Thomas Forrester Is Back In Douglas’ Life Nobody asked Liam for his opinion when Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) returned. When the designer came back to Los Angeles and demanded to spend time with his son, the IT specialist didn’t have a say in the matter. Legally, Thomas and Hope...
    A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaska Peninsula on Monday afternoon, triggering a tsunami warning in the region. The warning was downgraded to an advisory within a few hours, and then was lifted entirely later Monday after waves about two feet high rolled onto the shore in some areas.  Some schools on the peninsula were evacuated earlier in the day, but there were no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at 1:54 p.m. PT some 56 miles southeast of Sand Hill and nearly 600 miles southwest of Anchorage. The earthquake had a depth of about 25 miles. Several large aftershocks were also recorded at magnitudes 5.8, 5.7, 5.2 and 5.5. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Emergency sirens were activated in Alaska and the Kodiak Emergency Operations Center monitored the situation, CBS affiliate KTVA-TV reported. Police in the city of Homer urged...
    (CNN)Democratic challengers in the eight most competitive Senate contests collectively raised a staggering $261.8 million during the third quarter, lapping the $96 million collected by all the Republican incumbents they are trying to oust, new filings show.The wide chasm in fundraising points to Democratic donors' over-the-top enthusiasm about seizing the chamber and is certain to deepen the worries of GOP candidates, already fretting that President Donald Trump's unpopularity will serve as a drag on down-ballot Republicans."It's very clear from what we are seeing in polling and fundraising numbers that the momentum and enthusiasm is on the Democratic side," said Doug Heye, a Republican strategist and CNN contributor. "When an incumbent (president) is unpopular, he takes people with him, and that's the concern now."In contest after contest, Democratic Senate candidates posted eye-popping sums -- from the record-shattering $57.9 million raised by Jaime Harrison in South Carolina to the $39.4 million collected...
    As firefighters battle a wildfire in Northern California's famed Napa Valley wine region, officials are also investigating reports of illegal backfires in the area. Cal Fire said as of Tuesday morning the Glass Fire that's burning in Napa and Sonoma counties had scorched some 66,840 acres and is now 50% contained. “We have turned the corner on the fire as a whole,” Cal Fire division chief Ben Nicholls said during a briefing in Sonoma County. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE DESTROYS OVER 550 HOMES AS FIRE CREWS INCREASE CONTAINMENT, 'TURNED THE CORNER' Over the weekend, Cal Fire that it was investigating reports of private citizens lighting backfires of their own to keep property from being burned up in the Glass Fire. A firefighter runs past flames while battling the Glass Fire in a Calistoga, Calif., vineyard Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) The agency told KTVU it could not confirm whether the reports were coming from Napa or...
    Well, how bad was it? Was the Cacophony in Cleveland really the existentially awful event that just about everyone says it was? Was it an “Epic Moment of National Shame” and an “Embarrassment for the Ages,” as Politico’s screaming headline put it? Was it, as the Washington Post’s Dan Balz wrote, “an insult to the public” and “a sad example of the state of American democracy”? And what, if anything, did we learn from the first presidential debate? There was some substance and strategy, but most of it was drowned out by the endless interruptions. Joe Biden was uneven and was drawn into the insult game, calling the president a “clown” and “fool” who keeps “yapping.” I don’t see how that helps his pitch as a uniter. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE GETS PERSONAL AS BIDEN CALLS TRUMP A ‘CLOWN,’ TRUMP TELLS BIDEN HE’S NOT ‘SMART’ But it was President Trump who, deliberately...
    Louisiana officials on Tuesday again postponed triggering the higher business taxes and lower worker benefits that go along with having a nearly insolvent unemployment trust fund. Employers pay taxes to support the fund that pays for benefits for unemployed workers. State law calls for the Revenue Estimating Conference to certify a projection of next year’s fund balance by the end of September. As the fund balance falls, the amount of an employer’s payroll that is taxable increases and benefits decrease so the fund can remain solvent. But the changes wouldn’t kick in until next year. So on Tuesday, the REC punted on certifying a fund projection and planned to hold another meeting no more than 10 days after the current special session concludes. It was the second time in five days the conference decided not to adopt a new estimate. In the meantime, legislators hope to find...
    Louisiana officials on Friday temporarily avoided triggering the business tax increases and worker benefit cuts that could be needed to replenish the state’s shrinking unemployment insurance trust fund, though no one has yet proposed a permanent solution. State law requires the Revenue Estimating Conference before Oct. 1 to project how much money will be available next year in the fund. That number determines how much businesses will be taxed to support the fund, how much unemployed workers will receive, and whether a worker training program will operate. State House Speaker Clay Schexnayder and Senate President Page Cortez, two of the REC’s four members, declined to adopt an estimate at Friday’s meeting, buying a few more days to discuss other options when the Legislature convenes its special session Monday. Another REC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday. Record demand during the business restrictions imposed in an attempt to slow...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are considering handing Jesse Lingard a shock new deal – by triggering his one-year option. The midfielder, 27, is out of contract next summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considering offloading him. 2Jesse Lingard could be offered a shock new contract by Man UtdCredit: AFP The England ace has been eyed by a number of Premier League clubs, including Everton and West Ham. Lingard has also been strongly linked with Tottenham. But United are looking to extend his contract by a further 12 months, to make sure his market value of £25million is kept. SunSport understands Old Trafford chiefs are planning to exercise their option within the next few weeks. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news Lingard is sweating over his Red Devils future, with Solskjaer not having him in his first-team plans this season. He could be sold before the window closes...
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    VIDEO2:4302:43China's aging boomers may see a virus-led drive in health care infrastructure spendSquawk Box Asia China's baby boomers are set to retire in the coming years, and they're spending in different ways compared to the current retirees, according to a Credit Suisse report. These baby boomers — defined in the report as those born in the 1960s — are more aware of having their health-care needs covered, and that's set to lead to a "very sharp shift" in trends in the country, said Will Stephens, Asia Pacific head of quantitative and systematic strategy at the bank. Effects from the aging population will be felt across a wide range of industries, from health care to insurance, and travel and e-commerce, according to the report, which surveyed 1,500 middle-aged and elderly consumers in China. Stephens said the group was "the largest cohort in history" — or about 245 million Chinese, and highlighted the differences compared to the...
              Monuments dominate Virginia’s headlines this week. On Wednesday, the city of Portsmouth began removing its controversial Confederate monument. Last week, an anonymous plaintiff petitioned the Virginia Supreme Court to order the city of Richmond to reinstall its Confederate statues. The Richmond Circuit Court has scheduled a trial to begin determining whether Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue can be removed. Although the Portsmouth City Council decided in July to put their monument in storage, they had not announced when that process would begin. A crane was visible at the site on Wednesday morning. The City Council allocated $250,000 to remove the monument, according to WAVY.com. An anonymous plaintiff wants Richmond to put its Confederate monuments back up. The petition was filed in the Virginia Supreme Court. It alleges that Mayor Levar Stoney and city officials over-reached the mayor’s emergency powers, according to the Richmond...
    VLADIMIR Putin's underwater “Poseidon” drone capable of "destroying America with a nuclear earthquake" is in its “final testing stage". The Russian Ministry of Defense made the revelation while promoting its “super weapons” on the country's Navy Day last month. 3The Poseidon underwater nuclear drone is nearing completion Testing of the Belgorod submarine, which will carry and launch the drones, is nearing completion and is awaiting an assembled Poseidon to test launch, officials said. Putin's regime first leaked information about the nuclear drone – then called the “Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6” - in late-2015. It can travel up to speeds of 85km/h, has an intercontinental range up to 10,000km and carries a 100-megaton warhead, according to media in Russia. Russian Navy Captain Konstantin Sivkov said recently that a Poseidon attack could cause a tectonic break up and totally destroy the North American subcontinent, reports the Jamestown Foundation via Gazeta.ru. City-destroying earthquakes...
    BEIJING – Authorities deployed helicopters in western China on Tuesday to rescue people stranded by flooding as heavy rain swelled the Yangtze and other rivers to dangerous levels, state media reported. Landslides backed up a river, trapping 48 people on rooftops in Longnan city in the southern part of Gansu province, according to The Paper, an online news portal. Neighboring Sichuan province and Chongqing municipality both declared the highest-level flood control emergency, a first for Sichuan. 'EXCESSIVE' SUMMER MONSOON RAINS IN ASIA DISPLACE MILLIONS, CAUSE AT LEAST 500 DEATHS In Sichuan, water lapped at the toes of the Leshan Giant Buddha — a towering 8th-century statue carved into a mountainside — for the first time since at least 1949, a government scenic management committee said. Rescuers use an inflatable boat as they evacuate people from a flooded neighborhood in Neijiang in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020....
    Towers carrying electical lines are shown in South San Francisco, California.Justin Sullivan | Getty Images News | Getty Images An intense multi-day heatwave kicked into high gear Friday, triggering power outages throughout California as the state's power grid became overwhelmed by energy demands. A Stage 3 emergency alert was declared around 6:30 p.m. by the California Independent System Operator, which runs the state's power grid. The agency has not declared a statewide emergency of this kind since 2001. More than 300,000 customers in both Northern and Southern California were without power at points Friday evening, according to one power outage tracker. By 10 p.m. power had been restored statewide. Temperatures for some parts of the state are expected to reach into the triple digits through next week. Across the country, some 150 million people are set to experience temperatures hotter than 90 degrees over the next week, and 50 million...
    Despite pledges from top Hong Kong officials that China's draconian national security law, which contains 66 articles and criminalizes succession and subversion, to terrorism and collusion, would only impact a small fraction of its 7 million residents, almost every facet of the once independent enclave – from education to civil society to technology – has been radically transformed in just over a month. Annie Boyajian, director of advocacy at Freedom House, told Fox News that things in Hong Kong have been developing so rapidly that it is "hard to keep track of all the flagrant violations of rights. "And things have gotten worse by the day," she said. "Authorities are undertaking an intense and widespread crackdown on pro-democracy voices and expressions of dissent, and there is also widespread self-censorship. As time progresses and Beijing further tightens its grip in Hong Kong, we will see Hong Kong look much more like...
    Africa Studio/Shutterstock Some images included in this article are graphic and show severe rashes.  Stacey Haluka, a former essential oil distributor, developed a full-body, oozing rash after ingesting essential oils several times a day for three weeks. She appeared on an episode of (Un)well, a series on Netflix looking at the possible dangers of the wellness industry.  "It felt like someone had locked me in a room with fire ants, mosquitoes, wasps, and then poured molten lava on my body," Haluka said.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Like candles and jade rollers, essential oils are a symbol of the wellness industry. They can also be hazardous to our health, as (Un)well, a new series on Netflix looking at the dangers of the wellness industry, explains. Stacey Haluka, a former essential oil distributor, said she began selling essential oils in 2015 from an unspecified multi-level marketing (MLM)...
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Torrential rains are lashing North Korea, prompting authorities to take steps to minimize damage, state media said. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday that the heavy rain is expected to continue in most of the country until Thursday. It said authorities handling economic and agricultural affairs are taking measures to prevent damage. The places hit by heavy rain include North and South Hwanghae provinces, a major agricultural region, KCNA said. State media haven’t said whether there have been any casualties or property damage. The country often suffers heavy damage from summer rains due to poor drainage, deforestation and dilapidated infrastructure. Any extensive damage from heavy rains this year could worsen the North’s already-serious economic troubles. North Korea is struggling to cope with U.S.-led economic sanctions and the coronavirus pandemic, which forced it to seal off its border with China, its...
    Firefighters on Friday evening were battling the Apple fire, which has burned 350 acres in the Cherry Valley area of Riverside County. The fire was reported at 4:55 p.m. in the 9000 block of Oak Glen Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Officials said the fire consists of at least two separate blazes near each other. There is 0% containment. About 250 firefighters, several helicopters and air tankers have responded to the fire. Evacuation orders are in place for residents south of the county line, north of Dutton Street and east of Oak Glen Road. An evacuation center has been opened at Beaumont High School. There have been no reports of structure damage, according to the Fire Department. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
    AN anti-feminist lawyer who allegedly went on a murderous rampage at a female judge's home built up a hatred of women following a divorce from his Russian bride nearly 20 years ago, his ex-wife's lawyer said. Roy Den Hollander was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Monday after he was announced as the lead suspect in a North Brunswick, New Jersey, shooting on Sunday night. 6 Roy Den Hollander built up a hatred of women following his 2000 divorce from his Russian bride, his ex-wife's lawyer saidCredit: Facebook 6 Hollander, 72, was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday having allegedly gone on a murderous rampage at the home of a female lawyerCredit: Roy Den Hollander Hollander, 72, was accused of dressing as a FedEx delivery driver and heading to the home of Judge Esther Salas, where he then shot dead Salas' 20-year-old and critically wounded her...
    An Australian model who was jailed in America after a mid-air meltdown on a flight from Melbourne to LA says she was 'innappropriately touched' by an air marshal and it triggered the memory of her rape. Adau Mornyang, 26, boarded the United Airlines on January 21 last year, with a visa not set to expire until December 2021. The South Sudanese-born model told The Herald Sun she was 'exhausted' after a heavy working week and took an antidepressant, Prozac, and pain medication, Oxycodone, before take off. Pictured: Australian-South Sudanese model Adau Mornyang arrives at the Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, July 15, 2019 Mornyang, who was jailed in America after a mid-air meltdown on a flight from Melbourne to LA, says she was 'innappropriately touched' by an air marshal and it triggered the memory of her rape Mornyang said she had two wines and slept for about eight hours....
    Janelle Monáe is at the top of her game when it comes to balancing her music career with her huge acting gigs but the talented star struggled while filming her upcoming horror flick, Antebellum.  She opened up about the “triggering” experience of filming on a plantation during a recent roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter.  READ MORE: Janelle Monae on ‘Homecoming’ season two, PTSD in Black communities “I brought all of my ancestors home with me,” she told the outlet during a discussion that also included Zendaya, Reese Witherspoon, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Aniston, and Helena Bonham Carter. “And we were filming most of the stuff at night on a plantation, and I felt everything…There were just certain conversations even at craft services that if I heard would be triggering for me,” the actress said. Janelle Monáe attends the 51st NAACP Image Awards, Presented by BET, at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2020 in...
    It may be only 10in tall. But that didn’t stop an 18-century Chinese vase from fetching more than £2.2million after it triggered a bidding war. The gold and yellow porcelain container was made during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. It was sold in the Ader Nordmann auction house in Paris on June 16 after the sale was rescheduled due to the coronavirus crisis. The vase was initially estimated to be worth between £500,000 and £700,000. But the winning bid was £2.23million, made by a Chinese collector over the phone. The gold and yellow porcelain container was made during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor The vase is decorated with lotus flowers and has gold enamelled dragon handles. It carries the emperor’s six-character seal mark in red on its base. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Woman is charged after 'throwing a porcelain statue of...
    By Josh Horwitz and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI (Reuters) - U.S. curbs on Chinese tech firms amid the intensifying Sino-U.S. battle for tech supremacy are feeding an investment boom across China's semiconductor industry, driving prices of both publicly traded and venture-backed companies into bubble territory. Investors have pushed the share prices of the country's 45 listed chipmakers to over 100 times the companies' earnings, making semiconductors the priciest sector in the stock market. There is also a scramble for pre-listing deals, as venture capitalists once focused on consumer internet companies turn their attention to chips. Such investment in the sector almost doubled to 22 billion yuan ($3.11 billion) in two years through 2019, showed data from Zero2IPO. "It's not just the government, it's the private sector too - everyone in China is trying to invest in something related to semiconductors," said Jin-biao Huang, co-founder of six-year-old Nuvolta, a maker of chips for...
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck in a remote area of central California on Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10.40am and was centered 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) northwest of Ridgecrest in the Owens Valley region below the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada. The quake was felt widely, including some 240 miles (386 kilometers) away in Sacramento. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 10.40am and was centered 60 miles (96.5 kilometers) northwest of Ridgecrest in the Owens Valley region Aftershocks have been reported across the area, with Accuweather reporting that there have been 'more than 10' Closest to the epicenter, most of rural Inyo County felt the quake, especially people in the little community of Lone Pine, the Sheriff's Office said while posting quake safety tips on social media.  The department also shared that a rock slide...
    Dramatic footage shows a huge chunk of glacier dropping into the sea and triggering a wave in Alaska. The moment was captured from a day cruise boat out of Seward on June 13.  The chunk fell from the Aialik Glacier which is the largest glacier in Aialik Bay, located in Kenai Fjords National Park.  The chunk fell from the Aialik Glacier which is the largest glacier in Aialik Bay, located in Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska The glacier is fairly stable but calves most actively in May and June.  At the start of the footage, small amounts of snow can be seen trickling down into the sea as passengers on the cruise boat watch. Suddenly an area towards the top of the glacier starts to cave in.    'Here we go, here we go,' a man on the boat shouts. A larger area then starts to crumble which is followed by shouts...
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