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    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said his company's "communication" was "unacceptable" to justify the mass censorship of a New York Post story on Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter. On Wednesday night, Dorsey addressed critics who railed against Twitter's unprecedented decision to stop users from circulating the story, which purported to show Hunter Biden facilitated communications between his father and then-Vice President Joe Biden and Vadym Pozharskyi, who served as an adviser to the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma that the younger Biden was once on. "Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable," Dorsey tweeted. Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great. And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking:...
    Landlords are asking the Virginia Supreme Court to reduce legal hurdles for evictions by clarifying the current laws under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's eviction moratorium. The CDC’s eviction moratorium suspended evictions nationwide if a tenant cannot pay rent because of economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and has sought rental assistance through federal, state and local programs. If a tenant provides a landlord with a declaration form that shows the tenant is covered under these protections, the landlord cannot proceed with an eviction. Courts have not interpreted the language consistently. Some courts have required landlords to provide a signed affidavit that they have not received this declaration if they are to proceed with an eviction. Other courts have said the language only puts a burden on the tenant to prove that he or she is covered by these protections in the eviction proceedings and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Public Schools announced it will offer in-person opportunities to more groups of prioritized students at 25 schools through the remainder of the first semester. These groups include students with disabilities, early learners, English learners, students seen less than 20 percent of the time in virtual classrooms, homeless students, transition grades (6th and 9th) and career and technical education. “The continued focus for us is how do we provide families who have said that distance learning is not working for their students, homeless families and others, how do we provide them, to provide them with additional options,” said Dr. Sonja Santelises. The majority of students will remain virtual, and all families will continue to have a virtual option. They said they are also committing additional dollars to make sure school buildings are ready to give staff with PPE they need, changing air filters and other safety...
    Homebrewers, start you engines! Great Divide Brewing and Vibe Concepts are hosting a homebrewing contest that will give the winner a chance to brew a batch of beer at the new Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse, at 215 Wilcox Street in Castle Rock. The winning beer will then be on tap for a month at Great Divide's locations in Denver and Castle Rock starting on January 1, 2021. The details: "Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse is looking for the best fruit-forward IPA from homebrewing enthusiasts," the brewery says. From November 12 to 15, homebrewers can drop off their creation at Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse, Roadhouse Boulder Depot or Reivers Bar and Grill (all owned by Vibe Concepts), to be judged by local industry experts. "Judges will consider aroma, taste, mouthfeel and signature hoppy flavor." “Our goal in creating this contest was to provide something for people to look forward...
    The German government will provide more than $664 million in aid to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust to help offset financial difficulties caused by the pandemic, the organization that negotiates restitution for victims of Nazi persecution announced Wednesday.  The New York based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also known as the Claims Conference, estimates that nearly 240,000 survivors of the Holocaust will receive approximately two payments of $1,400 in each of the next two years. The largest populations of Holocaust survivors who will be receiving the payments live in Israel, North America, the former Soviet Union and Western Europe. A large population of survivors, especially the elderly who live in countries like the former Soviet Union, face challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, such as poverty.  OSWIECIM, POLAND – JANUARY 27: Survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp walk by the main gate bearing the motto Arbeit Macht Frei at the...
    Reuters October 13, 2020 0 Comments A get-out-the vote group led by former first lady Michelle Obama will team up with an organization backed by NBA star LeBron James to provide food, protective gear, free legal advice and rides to the polls for people voting early in the U.S. election. Obama’s “When We All Vote” and James’ “More Than A Vote” will host catered events featuring professional DJs and guest appearances by celebrities near polling locations to encourage early voting ahead of the Nov. 3 election, the groups said in a statement. As part of the initiative, Ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc will offer discounted rides to early voting sites and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Election Protection Coalition will provide attorneys who can advocate for voters casting their ballots in the showdown between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Early voting is...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Another dire warning has been issued about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority‘s finances. This time, the red flag is coming from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. He said drastic cuts could be coming if the agency doesn’t get a federal bailout, CBS2’s Andrea Grymes reported Tuesday. MORE: New York Congressional Leaders Sound Alarm For Much Needed MTA Funding Barreling down the tracks are not only trains, but the worst financial crisis in the history of the MTA, according to DiNapoli. “Not good,” one straphanger said. “You worry about the future. Are we just going to have a lack of service that we’re not accustomed to? How’s that going to disrupt our commutes?” rider Sean Sutherland added. CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC Tri-State Coronavirus Travel Advisory Quarantine List Resources, Hotlines, Unemployment & Covering Bills Remote Learning Tools For Parents Teaching At Home CBS2’s Dr. Max Answers Your Health Questions What...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. tech company Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, plans to provide grants worth $1.1 million to help businesses in the Middle East and North Africa improve their digital skills and get them online, the company said on Tuesday. Google will also provide $3 million in loans to thousands of businesses in the region, $2 million of which will go to Egypt, to help them with a digital transformation, the firm said in a presentation to Reuters. Online consumption in the region is on the rise this year as people stay home due to the novel coronavirus, Google said, adding that according to the Arab Monetary Fund, 6 million jobs are at risk. A total of 1 million firms or individuals in the region would get help to improve their digital skills to find jobs and get businesses online by the end of 2021, it added. The...
    TOWSON, MD. (WJZ) — Baltimore County will provide $2.5 million to help restaurants and food service establishments extend the outdoor dining season and prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Baltimore County’s restaurant community plays a vital role in our local economy and we will continue doing our part to support their recovery,” Olszewski said. “As the season changes, we’re proud to provide these new funds to our restaurateurs in support of their efforts to keep patrons and employees safe and comfortable during the colder months ahead.” The county will offer funds up to $15,000 to reimburse Baltimore County-based restaurants or food establishments for capital expenditures, fixtures, equipment and cleaning-disinfecting services needed to operate safely. This could include sneeze guards, acrylic protective shields, transaction windows, patio heaters, outdoor furniture and outdoor tents, expenditures or signage that will promote social distancing, HVAC or filtration systems. Applications for reimbursement will begin October 19 at...
    Winter is coming. There's no getting around the fact that patio season as we know it will soon come to an end, and with it the opportunity for diners to enjoy the warm weather on expanded restaurant and bar outdoor eating areas, while COVID-related indoor dining capacity remains restricted to 50 percent or up to fifty people (with some exceptions). Coloradans are a hearty bunch, braving the elements at the Beach at Arapahoe Basin for burgers and beers during ski season, dancing the night away at the annual Icelantic Winter on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and tailgating in the most miserable conditions before Broncos games. But what about a romantic dinner for two under the stars in January, or cocktails with friends during an outdoor Sunday brunch when the wind cuts through your sweater quicker than the first Bloody Mary cuts through the haze of your hangover?...
    A Japanese jazz pianist was left unable to provide for his family after he was beaten up on a New York subway. Tadataka Unno, 40, was exiting the subway station on September 27 when he was set upon by a group of eight young people who were blocking the turnstiles.  The musician attempted to walk around the group, but was yelled at and pushed from behind.  He was eventually punched in the face and body.  Tadataka Unno, 40, (pictured) was exiting the subway station when he was set upon by a group of eight young people who were blocking the turnstiles Unno was rushed to hospital by ambulance where he underwent surgery on his shoulder According to a GoFundMe page set up on behalf of Unno by his friend Jerome Jennings, the assailants broke his right collar bone, and bruised his head and body. According to Unno's wife, racial slurs...
    Montgomery County will roll out a new bus rapid transit line Wednesday that connects downtown Silver Spring and Burtonsville. The bus line, branded “FLASH,” will operate along the county’s Route 29 corridor and will feature dedicated bus lanes, technology that allows drivers to hold stoplights green, fuel-efficient buses with Wi-Fi and other elements of rapid transit meant to provide upgraded and more reliable service. “We’re hoping that it’s going to be such a high-quality product, it’s going to be a rail-like experience, that folks who do have a car will leave their car at the park-and-ride in Burtonsville … and other park-and-ride lots, leave their car at home, leave their car at a park-and-ride and take the FLASH bus all the way down to the Silver Spring Transit Center,” Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker said. “That will get some cars off the road and relieve the congestion on that corridor.”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Port Authority says it will have extra light rail service for Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Eagles. The Port Authority says it will still follow capacity limits of 25 passengers per car. Riders are required to wear masks at all times.
    Bay City News Service SALINAS — The city of Salinas will receive $9.2 million in California Homekey funds, which will be used to buy and rehabilitate housing to provide homes for homeless people and people at risk of becoming homeless, city officials announced Friday. The state’s Homekey program is a $600 million program aiming to get more homeless people into homes. The money given to Salinas will be used to buy the Good Nite Inn at 545 Work St. In 30 days the project will provide temporary housing for at least 101 chronically homeless people who are impacted by COVID-19 and whose income is 30 percent or less of the area median income. Related Articles The Latest: Milan site of 2 anti-mask protests despite surge Coronavirus: Average deaths in California drop to lowest point in months Brooks: Kamala Harris proved she knows how to...
    San Antonio – The coronavirus pandemic is impacting food deserts in San Antonio, but the Southside Independent School District and the San Antonio Food Bank are playing critical roles and ensuring no one goes hungry. “There’s probably more distributions on the South Side than any other part (of the city) just to try to meet the demand of the population,” said Eric Cooper, president and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. City Council is tackling food deserts by increasing access to fresh fruit, vegetables Southside ISD hosts food distributions twice a month and feeds more than 5,000 people a month. “The largest amount of people that we during the explosion or the onset of COVID-19 really involved probably close to 4,500 people that showed up here to receive food at one time,” said Randy Escamilla, director of public relations for Southside ISD. Southside ISD receives the food it gives...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Hoopers rejoice! In-person basketball workouts are coming back to the East Bay. The Warriors Basketball Academy, located at the team's practice facility in Oakland is set to reopen its doors Thursday, Nov. 5.During the pandemic, the Warriors got creative with virtual workouts. Now, the facility has been transformed to allow for safe and physically distanced workouts adhering to all COVID-19 protocols. #HeyDidYouSeeThis ?!? @gswacademy has transformed the former @warriors practice facility in Oakland, unveiling Shoot 360 technology along w/ socially distanced, safe & fun workouts! Sign-up now ➡️ https://t.co/vo5gAs8hEwSneak peek tomorrow on #AfterTheGame #ABC7Now #DubNation pic.twitter.com/CPbivhzdvA— Chris Alvarez (@CAlvarezABC7) October 9, 2020"We are really excited. This is kind of our new home base for all things Warriors Basketball Academy. Our first in-person program offering is going to be Shoot 360," said Warriors Senior Youth Basketball Director Jeff Addiego.The Warriors will host the first youth basketball academy...
    Venues around the country are bleeding out their last reserves, digging themselves into deeper debt, bracing for bankruptcy or preparing to shut down entirely. To try to keep them afloat through indefinite closures, the National Independent Venue Association is throwing a star-studded three-day virtual music festival. The event, running Friday, October 16, through Sunday, October 18, will raise relief money for venues and promoters and awareness about the Save Our Stages Act, which would be a life preserver for the independent music economy until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Local superstars the Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff will perform sets from the Boulder Theater, and the Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Dave Matthews, Demi Lovato, Phoebe Bridgers, the Roots, Brittany Howard, Portugal. the Man, Rise Against, Black Pumas, FINNEAS, Leon Bridges and many more will perform. The event, which includes 35 artists being recorded at 25 independent venues across the...
    The gardeners at El Oasis Community Garden enjoyed a small victory earlier this month. Their move-out date was extended to October 18, giving them two more weeks to enjoy their garden’s bounty. It was a small reprieve from the bad news they’d learned from Denver Urban Gardens, which owns the land, less than a month earlier: two-thirds of El Oasis was under contract to be sold. The sale, brought about to cover the nonprofit’s outstanding debt, is meant to sustain the organization’s ability to provide for more than 180 other gardens it maintains around the city. Without the sale’s revenue, DUG could cease to exist. But once the land — sold in good faith to the nonprofit for $1 in 1988 — is developed, it cannot be replaced. “I find myself in a pickle,” says Denver City Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval, who’s been contacted by many of her constituents about the sale....
    In the small village of Mayirye, Uganda, it has long been the morning chore of girls and women to walk down to a polluted pond and tote back water for the day. That was the water used for bathing, cleaning, hygiene and, often, drinking. But now, thanks to the gift of a well by the Orange Catholic Foundation, dedicated to late NBA star Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, that is no longer the case. With a well to serve the village of about 1,000 residents, girls will be able to make it to school on time, water-borne illnesses should decline and the future of Mayire is a whole lot brighter, those involved said. Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, recently shared on her Instagram account the latest tribute to her late husband and daughter, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 that killed nine people. A plaque...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announced Wednesday over $1 million in U.S. Department of Justice grants to improve services for crime victims in Maryland. The grants, awarded by the Department’s Office of Justice Programs, are part of over $144 million distributed nationwide to enhance the response to victims of crime throughout the United States. “These grants will be used to provide services to children and youth in Maryland who are victims of crime as a result of the drug addiction crisis, and to assist Maryland jurisdictions to implement the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, which is designed to prevent children from becoming victims by identifying and registering those who have sexually abused a minor in the past. We must do all we can to heal and protect our children,” Hur said. The awards made to organizations in Maryland will advance the use of technology, improve community...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan and Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Thursday that nearly $12 million is being directed to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation to provide legal services for families facing eviction and other housing insecurity issues. “Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to implement a moratorium on evictions for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we continue to provide targeted relief to help those in need,” said Governor Hogan. “These additional resources are yet another way that we are following through on our commitment to do everything we can to help Marylanders weather this storm, get back on their feet, and recover.” MLSC make grants to nonprofit organizations that provide civil legal services for low-income Marylanders. Having counsel during the eviction process can often be the difference between families keeping or losing their homes. For the latest information on coronavirus go to...
    Getty A woman takes a photo of placards left outside Westminster tube station after a Black Trans Lives Matter on June 27, 2020 in London, England. The Black Trans Lives Matter march was held to support and celebrate the Black transgender community and to protest against potential amendments to the gender recognition act. GenderGP are unable to provide the thousands of transgender patients they serve with prescriptions as the result of negative press attention, the international online health service announced Wednesday. GenderGP’s is an online healthcare service for transgender patients. Their services include confidential advice, surgical referrals, counselling, gender dysphoria diagnosis, blood tests, post-op advice, advice for patents’ general practitioners, help with legal documents and prescription medication. Their team includes certified doctors, counsellors and psychotherapists from the UK, Europe, the US and Egypt, according to a statement from the service. They work with the patient’s doctor as well...
    COVID-19 isn’t the first hardship to affect many members of the Osage Cafe community, operations manager Lori Laurita says. Still, this year has proven to be a roller coaster that’s underscored the importance of listening to customers and adapting to their needs. Osage Café, supported by the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), serves the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood with fresh meals while also operating a culinary arts training and employment program for underserved Denver youth. The nonprofit restaurant's holistic approach to both food and education has inspired staff to think creatively about how best to provide its services during stay-at-home and safer-at-home measures. Laurita says that mental health check-ins with trainees and people in the neighborhood have been just as important as providing food and employment opportunities. The idea for the cafe began over a decade ago at a food bank in the Platte Valley where DHA started the Youth Culinary...
    Reuters October 7, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump said late on Tuesday Congress should quickly extend $25 billion in new payroll assistance to U.S. passenger airlines furloughing thousands of workers as air travel remains down sharply amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump’s new demand came hours after he announced his administration would abandon talks with congressional Democrats over proposals to spend at least $1.6 trillion in additional coronavirus relief funds, a move that appeared to scuttle a new $25 billion bailout for U.S. passenger airlines to keep tens of thousands of workers on the job for another six months. But Trump later issued a call on Twitter, urging Congress to “IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support…. I will sign now!” he wrote, saying Congress could tap unused funds from prior coronavirus relief to fund airlines and a separate program for small business. American Airlines and...
    By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will halt some federal funding to hospitals that do not comply with its requirements for reporting data on COVID-19, senior administration officials told reporters on a Tuesday call. Starting Wednesday, hospitals will be given 14 weeks to provide daily reporting to HHS on COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as other information such as influenza cases and use of personal protective equipment, the officials said. Hospitals that fail to comply will lose access to reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, federal insurance programs for seniors, the disabled, and people with low incomes, they said. The data will help coordinate the federal government's response to COVID-19, including helping allocate supplies of antiviral drug remdesivir, and distribute its stockpile of personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks, said Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. HHS is requiring...
    Reuters October 6, 2020 0 Comments The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will halt some federal funding to hospitals that do not comply with its requirements for reporting data on COVID-19, senior administration officials told reporters on a Tuesday call. Starting Wednesday, hospitals will be given 14 weeks to provide daily reporting to HHS on COVID-19 cases and deaths, as well as other information such as influenza cases and use of personal protective equipment, the officials said. Hospitals that fail to comply will lose access to reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, federal insurance programs for seniors, the disabled, and people with low incomes, they said. The data will help coordinate the federal government’s response to COVID-19, including helping allocate supplies of antiviral drug remdesivir, and distribute its stockpile of personal protective equipment, such as surgical masks, said Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator. HHS...
    PHOTO VIA LIMECalifornia-based transportation company Lime announced today it will provide free e-scooter rides on Election Day to reduce barriers to voting. App users should use the promotional code LIMETOPOLLS2020 to gain access to two free rides up to 30 minutes long. This is the company’s second election offering free rides after doing so for midterm elections in 2018. “Healthcare, climate change and the future of so many cities we serve are on the ballot in 2020,” said Lime CEO Wayne Ting in a press release. “At Lime, we’re focused on doing all we can to register voters, ease access to polls, and encourage our riders to vote.” Through this initiative Lime hopes to provide an option for voters who are concerned about cost, lack of car ownership, or the safety of public transit during the pandemic. The company has also joined forces with both Power the Polls to encourage riders...
    VACAVILLE (CBS13) — Salons and barbershops across the state have been back open indoors for more than a month but the battle over pandemic-related closures may be far from over. The Department of Consumer Affairs is taking action to pull a Vacaville barbershop owner’s license. Primo’s Barbershop reopened for business in May in violation of the state’s coronavirus restrictions, and now the owner is saying he’s not giving up his fight. For months now, it’s been business as usual inside Primo’s Barbershop despite statewide coronavirus restrictions. The haircuts continued, until now. READ MORE: Primo’s Barbershop In Vacaville Refuses To Shut Down Under Latest Closures “Every day’s a different thing with that governor’s office,” owner Juan Desmarais said. “To be honest, I’m not surprised in the least.” A stack of paperwork arrived in the mail documenting months of defiance and calling on Desmarais to appear in court. “It’s their evidence which is...
    Education in Pennsylvania remains a hot button topic, and as a state Senate committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would give families stimulus funding for educational-related expenses, one lawmaker called for a truce. That was state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s hope when the Senate Education Committee’s hearing started. The panel heard from both proponents and opponents of Senate Bill 1230, which would give families $1,000 per child for educational purposes. The money could be used by parents to buy a computer for their kids’ remote learning, pay for tutoring or even cover private school tuition bills. “Whether you like this bill or you don’t like this bill, what is happening in our schools is a problem,” said Dinniman, the West Chester Democrat and minority chair on the committee. “We have to come together to solve this problem, and we have to stop the educational wars that go...
    I don’t spend a lot of time in the heart of downtown these days. I think this is true of many folks who live outside of the city center, especially when so many of us have had to work from home. But this summer and fall, as one silver lining to the pandemic, riding the city streets has become uniquely pleasant and peaceful, especially for cyclists (and scooterists). Cars are fewer and drivers seem less impatient, and with the various expanded outdoor dining options, many streets provide a fun block-party feel. Another positive: The price point that sometimes keeps me away from the finer downtown establishments can be rendered moot by a happy hour, depending on what you're looking for. Urban Farmer is a “family” of three restaurants, one in Portland, one in Cleveland and one just a stone’s throw away from Union Station. From the outside, Urban Farmer doesn’t...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A new bill against discrimination within the city of Pittsburgh will go before city council on Tuesday. It’s called the CROWN Act. This bill is looking to end hairstyle discrimination. According to studies, about 80 percent of Black women feel they need to alter their hair to fit in. The CROWN act stands for Creating A Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair — and it’s designed to offer protections in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations. Mayor Bill Peduto’s office says Black individuals hair is worn in variety of hairstyles which hold cultural and personal significance, but he says modern ideas of professionalism tend to reflect white hairstyles. His office found that Black woman are 1.5 times more likely to be sent home from work for their hair, and 3.4 times more likely to be considered unprofessional. This legislations would allow for anyone who is a victims...
    Can you hear us now? No? Give us your money anyway. One of the things that the FCC and FTC have not done effectively over the last few decades is hold telecommunications companies like AT&T and Verizon accountable for their tax-subsidized infrastructure obligations. In fact, the FCC under Trump’s choice and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, have done everything possible to protect big telecommunications from being held responsible for their fraudulent behaviors. The Republican-run FCC has done all of this in the name of deregulation and the promise that the invisible hand of the market will provide. Unsurprisingly, so far deregulating the system, giving out massive tax breaks to big telecoms and destroying net neutrality consumer protections have led to the opposite effect.  On Thursday, Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) officials sent a letter to the FCC calling on the corrupt body to investigate AT&T’s claims of “providing internet service to 133,000...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Coloradans will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the Interstate 25 and Belleview Avenue interchange. Multiple municipalities including Greenwood Village and Denver are funding an improvement study for the area. The study’s project team will also provide alternatives to improve the interchange which includes a “no build” option. The virtual meeting will be on Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. All public comment is welcome before final design and construction. Registration is required. The next stage in the project will come after an executive committee evaluation.
    Water tables are a great way to occupy kids outdoors and get them engaged with sensory play.  We talked to a child psychologist and two toy industry experts to learn about the benefits of water table play and to narrow down our selection to bring you the best. From combination sand/water tables to a table reminiscent of a carnival game, we have a pick for every age and interest.  One of the best things about about water tables is that you don't have to stop with water. Fill them with sand, dirt, leaves, snow, or any other sensory material, and your kids can play with water tables all year long. They provide a type of independent play that's just structured enough to inspire creativity. How water tables support different types of playTo learn more about the benefits of the type of play kids can experience with water tables, we...
    White House physician Sean Conley on Monday ducked repeated questions from reporters about President TrumpDonald John TrumpQuestions remain unanswered as White House casts upbeat outlook on Trump's COVID-19 fight White House staffers get email saying to stay home if they experience coronavirus symptoms White House says 'appropriate precautions' were taken for Trump's outing to see supporters MORE's health and the timeline of his COVID-19 infection, even as he insisted the president is well enough to leave the hospital and return to the White House. Conley, who has come under scrutiny for offering conflicting statements about the president's health in recent days, briefed reporters hours before Trump is expected to depart Walter Reed Medical Center, where he’s been treated for the virus for three days. Conley noticeably refused to answer multiple questions about when Trump last tested negative for the virus, something White House officials have similarly declined to share in...
    Donald Trump is heading back to the White House after three days in the hospital—but indications are the move is because of his desires, not his doctors’ best advice. According to reports, Trump’s Sunday joyride outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was a compromise with his doctors over his wish to return to the White House. On Monday Trump apparently won that battle, although, as CNN's Dana Bash tweeted: “He's being warned that if he rushes to leave the hospital and has a setback it would be bad for not just his health, but his re-election campaign.” With Trump’s doctors scheduled to give an update on his condition “in the 3 p.m. hour,” Trump preempted them with a triumphant tweet.  xI will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump...
    As the launch of next-gen Xbox consoles comes closer, Microsoft is trying their best to emerge superior among its competition. Therefore, it has been bringing convenient offers as well as additional benefits to accompany the consoles to lure buyers. Recently, Microsoft made a deal to acquire Bethesda for $7.5 Billion. Additionally, it will now have early access to popular titles like Doom and Elder Scrolls. Moreover, Xbox has now announced that it will be including Bethesda’s iconic franchises in the Xbox Game Pass for console and PC. Microsoft have also announced that they are excited for Starfield, a new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios, and Doom Eternal, which is coming to Xbox Game Pass on October 1 and for PC later in 2020. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Members Get EA Play on November 10 For its next move, Microsoft partnered up with game developers EA...
    House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazioPeter Anthony DeFazioCentrist Democrats got their COVID bill, now they want a vote House Democrats to include more aid for airlines in coronavirus package Anxious Democrats amp up pressure for vote on COVID-19 aid MORE (D-Ore.) attempted to pass a stand-alone bill that would give relief to airlines on the House floor Friday. The attempt was unsuccessful after the Oregon congressman was denied a request for unanimous consent, which would preclude the need for members to participate in a recorded vote. His bill would extend the airline Payroll Support Program (PSP) by six months. “The Republican majority killed this legislation, plain and simple. If they had just agreed, tens of thousands of workers for the airlines— flight attendants, they don’t get paid a heck of a lot of money, pilots, yeah they do well, mechanics, gate agents— tens of thousands of those people have been furlough...
    Elon Musk's SpaceX is lending a hand to the first responders battling wildfires in Washington by providing them with internet from space. The firm provided the Washington Emergency Management Division seven 'UFO on a stick' user terminals to receive internet from Starlink satellites in low orbit. Officials say the satellites have doubled the bandwidth and produced more than 150 percent decrease in latency. The terminals are currently being used near Malden, which was devastated by wildfires, and another is located near a smaller fire dubbed the Sumner-Grade Wildfire in western Washington. Scroll down for video  Elon Musk's SpaceX is lending a hand to the first responders battling wildfires in Washington by providing them with internet from space. The firm provided the Washington Emergency Management Division seven 'UFO on a stick' user terminals to receive internet from Starlink satellites in low orbit Musk's firm was able to assist these towns...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — The next time you’re at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and just need a couple of minutes to relax, you can now unwind in a private rest and workstation room. The new “Minutes Suites” launched Thursday at the airport. They include daybeds, a TV, workstation and WiFi, the airport said. Minute Suites. Credit: BWI Airport Five new units are available in Concourse C. Rates begin at $45 for one hour and increase to $165 for an eight-hour stay. Minute Suites are new to the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., areas, though there are multiple airports with the suites, including Philadelphia International Airport.
    WASHINGTON (WJZ) – A group of lawmakers is hoping new legislation will move forward providing additional mental health resources in the wake of several police-involved shootings of those in distress across the country. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) on Thursday introduced the Community-Based Response Act, aimed at providing resources to groups to respond to mental health crises. “Too often, those encounters lead to unnecessary escalation and tragic death,” Van Hollen said. “It’s very clear we ask police to do too much.” >>WJZ has a new news app! Download it now!
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — President Donald Trump is expected to make a rare visit to the Los Angeles area next week in support of his re-election campaign. Politico writer Alex Isenstadt, citing an invitation, reported that Trump will be in the Los Angeles area for a fundraiser on Tuesday. The Trump Make America Great Again Committee circulated a sweepstakes offer this week, that urged supporters to make a contribution for a chance to win a trip to a Los Angeles event with Trump in attendance. “I’m hosting a very important event soon, and rather than spend my time with the Hollywood ELITES who HATE US, I want to spend my time with REAL Patriots, like YOU,” the campaign email reads. The winner of the sweepstake receives a flight to Los Angeles, a hotel room and meal, as well as with a photo opp with Trump. The email did not provide...
    House Democrats introduced a bill this week aimed at combating sexual harassment and discrimination at the State Department. COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES 'CAREFULLY CONSIDERING' FORMAT CHANGES AFTER FIRST TRUMP-BIDEN DEBATE Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., introduced the State Harassment and Assault Prevention and Eradication Act, which aims to "facilitate stronger anti-harassment and discrimination policies, survivor care, and accountability at the State Department." “Many of these women and men are serving in warzones or equally dangerous territories. They do so for long stretches of time without access to their loved ones,” Speier said in statement. “It’s our duty to ensure that the only enemies they need to worry about are outside their ranks.” MCCONNELL ON CORONAVIRUS RELIEF DEAL: 'WE ARE VERY, VERY FAR APART' The legislation would ban forced nondisclosure and non-disparagement agreements and would require increased training on the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination. It would...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans who can certify that they are unemployed because of the coronavirus outbreak will be eligible for an additional $300 in unemployment benefits beginning Friday. Gov. Laura Kelly said the Kansas Department of Labor will begin processing applications for benefits from the state's Lost Wages Assistance program Friday. The benefits are in addition to unemployment payments under the federal Lost Wages Assistance program. President Donald Trump authorized the payments in early August when $600 in federal unemployment from the CARES Act expired. The benefits will be retroactive to the week ending Aug. 1. The funds will be available through the week ending Sept. 5. Kansas has paid more than 2.5 million weekly unemployment claims totaling more than $2 billion since March 15, the governor's office said. The governor's office also announced Thursday that applications are being taken for $40 million in grants and resources to support...
    The UK government has refused to grant refunds or extensions to people who have train cards they cannot use as a result of the corona virus infection. Plan to offer about one-third discount Travel, Available to a wide range of groups across the UK, including senior citizens, 16 to 25 year olds, families and people with disabilities. It operates in England, Scotland and Wales, but not in Northern Ireland. The Guardian is stunned by the money Letters from readers – including shielded seniors – are asking why they are not entitled to a refund or card extensions for disposable cards. Most cards cost passengers 30 a year, or $ 150 million to repay 5.1 million customers. The Rail Delivery Committee manages the Railcard program, and a spokesman said: “After careful consideration, the government has assured us that the Railcards will not be refunded and will not be extended. We...
    Get out and discover Denver this weekend...even if you never leave your home. Programs both in-person and virtual will cover everything from youth violence to Alexander Hamilton to the architecture of Denver. In fact, the Denver Architecture Foundation and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center have launched the third annual Doors Open Denver Photography Competition, “Y/OUR Denver,” encouraging you to find and photograph your favorite part of Denver, and then enter the picture in a juried competition. “‘Y/OUR Denver’ has become a favorite part of our annual Doors Open Denver event,” says Pauline Herrera, DAF executive director. “Every year we have an opportunity to see Denver architecture through the lens of these contest entries, providing a unique perspective of buildings featured in Doors Open Denver and beyond.” Marijuana Deals Near YouThe contest closes October 29; find out more here. Keep reading for more information on Doors Open Denver, as well as...
    THE mum of Britain’s biggest family, Sue Radford has revealed that she argues with her hubby Noel over his heavy workload, revealing he works “24 hours a day.” The mum-of-22, from Morecambe, Lancs, took to Instagram last night where she shared a snap of her husband still hard at work at 8 o’clock at night. 4Sue Radford shared a snap of her husband Noel still hard at work in the eveningCredit: theradfordfamily/Instagram 4She admitted she had "told him off" but appreciates "all he does for them"Credit: Radford Family Captioning her post, she wrote: “Sorry @noelradford but I’ve told him off the other night because this is what I have to look at every night. “Working practically 24 hours. He just never takes a break! We love you and appreciate you so much for all you do for us. (sic)” Noel Radford is the breadwinner of the family, supporting his bumper...
    SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have provided sweeping new labor protections for workers laid off during the pandemic by requiring hotel, airport and janitorial employers to rehire based on seniority. Assembly Bill 3216 by Assemblyman Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) called for employers in those industries to first rehire workers they laid off during a state of emergency, including in cases in which a new owner takes over a business. The protections pushed by labor groups targeted businesses, including event centers and building maintenance, that have let go a third of their workforce as a result of COVID-19. Newsom said the bill was too prescriptive and threatened to hurt the already devastated hospitality industry. “I recognize the real problem this bill is trying to fix — to ensure that workers who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic have certainty about their...
    Approximately 120 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests will be made available to low- and middle-income countries starting next month, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week. The tests will provide results between 15-30 minutes rather than hours or days, which will enable the expansion of testing particularly in areas with "under-resourced" health systems, the WHO said. FDA AUTHORIZES $5 COVID-19 ANTIGEN TEST THAT'S THE SIZE OF A CREDIT CARD "This will enable the expansion of testing in particularly in hard to reach areas that do not have lab facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out PCR tests,"  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing. Not only are these tests faster than laboratory-based tests, but they will also be offered at a lower price, according to Tedros. The tests were developed by Abbott and SD Biosensor and were deemed "highly portable, reliable, and easy to administer," according to WHO. FDA GREENLIGHTS...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles County Sheriff is holding a news conference Wednesday morning to provide an update on the investigation into the ambush shooting of two deputies earlier this month in Compton. Sheriff Alex Villanueva was holding a news conference at 10 a.m. at LASD headquarters in downtown L.A. It’s unclear if an arrest has been made in the case. On the evening of Sept. 12, two sheriff’s deputies who were shot in an unprovoked ambush while sitting in their patrol car in Compton. The deputies were in their patrol vehicle parked outside the Metro Compton Blue Line station at Willowbrook Avenue and Elm Street when a lone suspect approached the front passenger side of the car and opened fire, wounding them both. The deputies, a 31-year-old mother and her 24-year-old male partner, were rushed to St. Francis Medical Center in critical condition. Both survived and have...
    Governor Jared Polis's September 8 press conference about COVID-19 was dominated by discussion of a deal to allow a limited number of fans to attend the September 27 game between the Denver Broncos and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — a contest that turned out to be agonizing on every level. Nearly lost amid the pigskin talk was a subject that deserved much more time in the spotlight than it received: a partnership with Google and Apple to launch the EN Express program, which will provide mobile-phone users with access to COVID-19 exposure notification technology. Sarah Tuneberg, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, noted that the interface, accessible with a click on iPhones and through a free app for Android devices, will automatically contact individuals who've been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for the virus, after which they will be directed to test sites and provided with...
    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain considered a plan to send asylum seekers 4,000 miles away to holding centres on its remote overseas territories in the south Atlantic but the idea, described as "ludicrous" by opponents, was later dropped, the Financial Times reported. According to the paper, the Home Office (interior ministry) considered building migrant processing centres on the volcanic islands of Ascension and St Helena, having looked into how other countries dealt with issues of illegal migration. However, Home Secretary Priti Patel dropped the plan after officials were consulted on the practicality of shipping the asylum seekers to the locations, the FT said. "This ludicrous idea is inhumane, completely impractical and wildly expensive," Nick Thomas-Symonds, the opposition Labour Party's home affairs spokesman, said on Twitter. A Home Office source said Britain had a proud history of offering refuge to those who needed protection. "Tens of thousands of people...
    Getty Today, September 30, is a crucial date for those who haven’t been able to provide information to the IRS and who want to receive stimulus payments for their children. If you receive Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits or Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension benefits and did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019, then you have until end of day today to provide information to the IRS about your children so you can receive $500 for each child up to two children, as stipulated in the CARES Act in March. Here’s what you need to know:How to Provide Your Information to the IRS Before the Deadline at the End of the Day Eligible veterans now have until Sept. 30 to apply for the additional stimulus payment for children under 17. Here's how it works and what...
    A Christian wedding photographer in Virginia is challenging a recent state law that would force him to defy his religious beliefs about marriage or face hefty penalties. Alliance Defending Freedom, the religious freedom legal group representing photographer Bob Updegrove, filed the case Monday night challenging the Virginia Values Act, which requires professionals to create content for same-sex weddings if they’re also creating content for weddings between a man and a woman. SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 05: Same-sex marriage cake toppers are displayed on a shelf at Fantastico on December 5, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a civil rights case over a Colorado baker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Updegrove captures photographs for churches, schools, businesses, and has photographed more than 300 weddings over the course of his career. Business owners who defy the...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City With 25% capacity for indoor dining beginning on Sept. 30, a local design firm has come up with some templates for restaurant owners to provide a safe dining experience while maximizing their revenue. David Rockwell, founder and President of Rockwell Group, the New York-based design and architecture firm, today announced its expansion of DineOut NYC to include designs catered to outdoor dining, indoor dining and takeout.  “DineOut was an effort to help restaurants in neighborhoods across New York City to utilize outdoor and public space to generate much-needed business. With the return of limited indoor dining we are looking to find ways to expand our learnings from the initial DineOut NYC program to create an integrated model that allows restaurant owners to more seamlessly utilize all of these spaces in a safe...
    DENVER (CBS4) – A bill that would ensure $2 million to keep people in their homes and off the streets by providing rental assistance, housing vouchers and utility assistance made it past the first reading at a Denver City Council meeting Monday. Under the same bill, an additional $650,000 would be put toward homeless outreach and proposed safe encampment sites.    “Winter is coming and this is more urgent than ever,” said Councilwoman Kendra Black. “We know that the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lot of people losing their housing and that is not something we want to see.”    A bill would make a rescission from General Fund Contingency, making an appropriation in the General Fund, and make a cash transfer $2,650,000 of to the Coronavirus Emergency Response Special Revenue Fund to support Denver housing needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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    CHICAGO (CBS)– An update is coming Tuesday on the progress of the Chicago police Looting Task Force. The task force was created after looters attacked the downtown area last month. Police recently released still photos of the looters in the 100 block of North Wells Street on August 10. Several people in the photos are carrying stolen merchandise just before 3 a.m. If you have any information about looting incidents, contact the Area Three Looting Task Force at (312) 744-8263. You can also email 630LootingTaskForce@chicagopolice.org, or send an anonymous top to CPDTIP.com.
    COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many people’s work life. Artists are definitely one of them. In a very sad incident, popular daily soap Balika Vadhu‘s second unit director Ram Vriksha Gaur was spotted selling vegetables in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh. Now, lead actor Annup Sonii has informed that the Balika Vadhu team is trying to assist Gaur financially and are in the process of taking account details from him. Balika Vadhu Director Ram Vriksha Gaur Is Selling Vegetables in UP’s Azamgarh. In his chat with News18, he wrote, “Actually a lot of people did not know because he worked as a second unit director. What I have understood from Balika Vadhu team is that they are trying to get his account details. He is someone who owns a house in Mumbai, he is a very positive, self-respecting guy.” He added, “So, the team is talking to him and...
    FOOTBALLER Troy Deeney today adds his weight to The Sun’s Poppy Star appeal, calling on readers to dig deep and help this year’s Royal British Legion fundraising. The organisation, which helps 90,000 veterans and their families a year, usually raises around £50million from its Poppy Appeal.  3Footie ace Troy Deeney tells why he backs The Sun's Poppy Star appealCredit: Ian Tuttle - The Times But with fears this year’s donations will be hit by a lack of sellers, The Sun launched our Poppy Star appeal last week to help plug that gap. And a whole host of soldiers and celebrities have backed our campaign. Here, Watford captain Troy, 32, tells us why he wants to get behind the cause. Show your support at rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal AS a society, we owe our veterans a great debt – and now we have to provide for them. But it is incredibly difficult for the...
    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday Russia should provide clarifications about the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny or face international consequences, without elaborating as to what these may be. "This is very clearly a murder attempt carried out on Russian soil, against a Russian opposition leader with a chemical agent manipulated in Russia. It is therefore up to Russia to provide clarifications," Macron told a news conference in Vilnius. He added that the international community will have to decide on the consequences based on information provided or not by Russia to an investigation by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). (Reporting by Michel Rose and Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Legoland Discovery Center Boston will welcome back visitors with coronavirus precautions on Thursday. Physical distancing measures and stronger cleaning protocols have been put in place. “The health of our guests and employees is of utmost importance. We are taking proactive steps to provide visitors with a safe, comfortable environment when we welcome them back to LEGOLAND Discovery Center again,” said Adrian Thompson, Legoland General Manager. “After six months spent social distancing, we hope to provide our fans with a day of togetherness, learning, creating and carefree play.” Legoland will be providing free tickets to medical professionals. For every guest tagging Legoland on social media, one ticket will be donated to a local healthcare worker. Visitors are asked to buy tickets on the Legoland website, which also includes safety tips.
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City If you’re into high-scoring games, Yankees, Indians might not be the Wild Card series you want to watch — at least for the first two games of the best-of-three tilt.  Tuesday’s Game 1 features what could very well be the best pitching matchup we’ll see all postseason as the Yankees’ big-money ace in Gerrit Cole faces Cleveland’s Shane Bieber, who is the favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award this year.  Cole’s first year in the Bronx wasn’t nearly as dominant as his stellar 2019 campaign with the Houston Astros, but he put together quite the finish, prompting manager Aaron Boone to admit that the righty is “pitching his best baseball.” In his final three starts of the season — following a three-start stretch from Aug. 26 to Sept. 5...
    6-year-old boy dies from brain-eating amoeba This Ice Cream Is Being Recalled Due to Allergy Concerns Premier League asked by government to help struggling clubs LONDON (AP) — The British government increased the pressure on the Premier League on Sunday to provide financial assistance for football clubs struggling financially in lower divisions, with supporters still not allowed into stadiums. © Provided by Associated Press Medical staff stand on the field ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Southampton at Turf Moor in Burnley, England, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Jon Super/Pool via AP) Premier League clubs will hold a virtual meeting on Tuesday to discuss whether to provide further funds to the English Football League, which features 72 clubs across three divisions. “We’re all agreed the Premier League needs to step up to the plate and they’re having intensive discussions with the EFL over how they...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday declared a state of emergency in Del Norte, Los Angeles and Mendocino counties in an effort to increase the response to various fires that have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and forced evacuations. Firefighters work the Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest Sept. 23. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP-Getty) The governor also signed an executive order in hopes of streamlining recovery efforts in communities across the state that have been impacted by the devastating fires in the past month. RELATED: Firefighters Make Strides Against Bobcat Fire As More Evacuations Lifted The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging in impacted counties through March 25, extends the deadline for impacted residents to file a claim for property tax postponement and directs state boards to provide extensions for filing, audits, billing, notices and assessments to impacted residents and businesses. The new...
    After talks on a second stimulus bill stalled out, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed for a renewed conversation around a coronavirus bill to help ease the financial burden caused by the crisis. As The Washington Post reported, the economic outlook continues to worsen in the United States, and moderate Democrats in the House are urging her to drive a new bill that can gain approval from both Senate Republicans and the White House. The upper and lower chambers have been battling for weeks now over the amount that they’re willing to compromise on, with Republicans arguing for something closer to $1 trillion, while Democrats started out pushing for something closer to $3.4 trillion in relief. Now, as CNN wrote on Friday, the House is putting together a package that comes in around $2.2 trillion in aid, with a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks for the same people who received...
    House Democrats' emergency coronavirus relief package, which has not yet been unveiled, includes additional funding for the struggling airline industry, according to a Democratic aide on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit MORE (D-Calif.) had tasked committee heads with drafting a package this week and Ways and Means Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealPelosi asks panels to draft new COVID-19 relief measure AARP endorses Democrats' measure to overturn Trump payroll tax deferral Pelosi, Democrats unveil bills to rein in alleged White House abuses of power MORE (D-Mass.), who is leading the charge, said the package could receive a...
    By WILSON RING, Associated Press A system to provide child care to Vermont children during the COVID-19 pandemic so parents can return to work on days their children aren’t in school is continuing to expand, officials said Friday. Speaking at Gov. Phil Scott's regular virus briefing Friday, Holly Morehouse of the organization Vermont Afterschool says that in just over four weeks, they have established 35 hubs in 87 locations serving more than 5,000 children from almost 110 towns and more than 130 schools. The system was designed by officials at afterschool programs, parks and recreation departments, child care centers and others working with state officials. “We knew that after months of being out of school children needed access to programming, opportunities to play and learn with others in safe, caring spaces,” Morehouse said. “We also knew that parents and family members needed to be able to return to work.” The...
    SAN ANTONIO – Those interested in history and the Battle of the Alamo may want to take part in a virtual event scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 30. “The Alamo Addresses: Cannon Replica Project” event will provide insight into the cannons used during the Battle of the Alamo and explain how and why the Alamo has commissioned replica cannons that will be placed at the site. According to a press release, the virtual discussion will include a panel of experts in both Alamo and cannon history and offer background into the 1836 battle. Alamo officials said those interested can learn more about the history of the Alamo Battle Cannons, along with the research and the process of creating the replicas. The cannons are set for completion in 2021, with the first of two replicas now available for the public to view in Alamo Plaza, the Alamo said. The virtual event will...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — We’re in month seven of full-blown pandemic in the United States, which is something that we all frankly never expected to say or read or even really fathom. Something we also never imagined was that the NFL would somehow be playing football all across the country in the midst of this pandemic, and yet, there it is, filling up our flat screens every Thursday, Sunday and Monday. The reason the NFL aggressively pursued a season in 2020 was obvious: Money. The second most important reason was … checks notes … yup, that was money, too. But if you move your way down the list of the NFL’s reasons to charge full bore into a 2020 season, you’ll find some disingenuously magnanimous reason about providing a sense of normalcy during these unprecedented and uncertain times. Those two catchphrases — along with “the new normal” — have been...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — After the death of her only child, Cathyleen Williams lost her only source of income and was forced to rely on food stamps and credit cards after being denied unemployment benefits. Her son, Caleb, was born in 2006 with half a heart. His fragile condition meant that he needed help with everything. “Meds, feeding, laundry, helping him go potty,” Williams said. Williams gave up her job as a teacher to provide round-the-clock care for her son. Through a program called in-home support services, or IHSS, parents or spouses are paid by the state for work that would otherwise have to be done in an institution. In 2016, 9-year-old Caleb died. “His little body just couldn’t take it anymore,” Williams said. While grieving the loss of her son, Williams was then informed that her IHSS income would also come to an end and she was not eligible...
    By Justin Bachman | Bloomberg United Airlines Holdings will offer on-the-spot coronavirus testing to customers flying to Hawaii who are willing to pay $250 to avoid a two-week quarantine on arrival. The carrier hopes the testing regimen can be expanded to help pave the way toward reigniting international travel, which collapsed during the pandemic because of customers’ fears of catching the virus, and restrictions required by many countries for arriving visitors. United is seizing on Hawaii’s decision to allow travelers to the state to sidestep a 14-day quarantine if they can show a negative test result within 72 hours. Coinciding with the start of the revised state rule on Oct. 15, United has partnered with a clinic to provide on-site testing for Hawaii customers at its San Francisco hub airport. The carrier hopes to expand the practice to other destinations. “We will learn from this,” said Janet Lamkin, United’s president for California. “The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Fall is here and the coming cold weather will be especially difficult for homeless individuals in the city, but a group of volunteers is gearing up to help provide basic gear, including coats. Timothy Troy Wilcox, born and raised in Queens, lives on the streets. “We’re struggling,” he told CBS2’s Dave Carlin. “We need everything.” A home is what he needs most, but also warmer clothing as temperatures drop. He says he can’t think ahead to winter. “I got to get through today,” Wilcox said. Several nonprofit groups endeavor to warm up homeless individuals, if only a little bit, with coat and blanket donation drives. Volunteers with the “I’ll Be There Project,” founded by Chun Rosencranz, started accepting donated coats. They handed out coats at Penn Station last winter. In the coming weeks, the group will return, handing them out again, but differently, with masks and...
    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The charitable arm of the gas company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts two years ago said Thursday it will provide $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities affected by the disaster. The NiSource Charitable Foundation, supported by NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, said the money would be spread over five years. The $10 million will be used to provide grants supporting basic needs including food, shelter and heating assistance; economic and job development; emergency assistance and disaster preparedness; STEM education; and environmental stewardship. Grant applications in amounts up to $250,000 will be accepted until Dec. 4, and recipients will be notified in March. The explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover in September 2018 killed one person, injured almost two dozen and damaged more than 100 buildings. Federal investigators blamed the explosions on...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance for the response to the crisis in Syria. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun made the announcement at an event on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. He said the money would go "both for Syrians inside the country and for those in desperate need across the region." He said the funds would bring total U.S. support since the start of the crisis to more than $12 billion. A crackdown by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on protesters in 2011 led to civil war, with Iran and Russia backing the government and the United States supporting the opposition. Millions of people have fled Syria and millions more have been internally displaced. In July, the United States imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Assad's government. Syrian...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- "When we look at the food that's on our tables, they're all being picked by somebody, and who is that somebody?" Marivel Mendoza asks.She explains most of us are in a situation where we can work from home, however, farmworkers are not. Not only are they working in very close conditions, but recently they've continued even during days of poor air quality caused by the fires.RELATED: Outside workers in Bay Area power through poor air quality, some saying they had no choiceHijas del Campo, which translates to Daughters of the Field, are raising awareness about the farmworkers plight. Mendoza says people overlook or forget about them.The group is made up of four women who are daughters of immigrants. Their parents started their American journey which cut right through the field. DAUGHTERS OF IMMIGRANTS: Four Bay Area women come together through social media to gather...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A $10 million eviction defense fund to help Los Angeles renters fight illegal pandemic evictions is in the final stages of approval. The Los Angeles City Council authorized a plan Wednesday for a nearly $10 million COVID-19 Eviction Defense Fund, which was proposed by Council President Nury Martinez and Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz. The city had passed emergency orders banning evictions if renters couldn’t pay due to COVID-19 earlier this year, and there are also state and federal mandates offering protections. But the evictions have continued in spite of the COVID-19 moratorium. “There are landlords out there who are trying to illegally evict tenants and we have to protect them no matter what. And the best way to do so is by providing legal assistance,” Martinez said at a news conference. Tenants who are at 80% of the area median income or below will...
    Instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Most people agree that in-person education is best for kids, but we lack information on risks, especially in the US. Economist Emily Oster has launched a platform looking at enrollment, reopening information, and virus mitigation in 550 schools (and counting) across the US. Among in-person students, the confirmed COVID-19 infection rate is 0.078%, or a bit less than 1 in 1000 students.  For staff, it's 0.15%.  Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here. Should schools open? Which schools? Where? With masks? What about ventilation? Outdoor classes?  Does it matter what the infection rate is in the area? Are kids superspreaders? ...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has signed an executive order establishing a commission that will provide advice on mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems, according to a news release. Asian carp were first imported to the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s and now threaten to upend aquatic ecosystems, starve out native fish and wipe out endangered mussel and snail populations along the Mississippi River and dozens of tributaries. Nationally, state and federal agencies have spent roughly $607 million to stop them since 2004. Projects in the works are expected to push the price tag to about $1.5 billion over the next decade. Lee signed the order Wednesday. The new Asian Carp Advisory Commission will provide its first report in October. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Tennessee
    DELFT – A Dutch start-up has created a biodegradable “living coffin” made of a fungus, instead of wood, which it says can convert a decomposing human body into key nutrients for plants. The company, Loop, says its casket is made of mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms and filled with a bed of moss to stimulate decomposition. “Mycelium is nature’s biggest recycler,” Bob Hendrikx, the creator of the living coffin told Reuters. “It’s continuously looking for food and transforming it into plant nutrition.” Mycelium also devours toxins and turns them into nutrients. “It’s used in Chernobyl to clean up the soil there from the nuclear disaster”, Hendrikx said. Bob Hendrikx, Innovator & Biodesigner at YES! Delft Incubator of TU laboratory opens a Loop Cocoon, a living coffin made of mycelium, in Delft Netherlands.Reuters “And the same thing happens in our burial places because the soil is super polluted there and mycelium...
    DELFT – A Dutch start-up has created a biodegradable “living coffin” made of a fungus, instead of wood, which it says can convert a decomposing human body into key nutrients for plants. The company, Loop, says its casket is made of mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms and filled with a bed of moss to stimulate decomposition. “Mycelium is nature’s biggest recycler,” Bob Hendrikx, the creator of the living coffin told Reuters. “It’s continuously looking for food and transforming it into plant nutrition.” Mycelium also devours toxins and turns them into nutrients. “It’s used in Chernobyl to clean up the soil there from the nuclear disaster”, Hendrikx said. Bob Hendrikx, Innovator & Biodesigner at YES! Delft Incubator of TU laboratory opens a Loop Cocoon, a living coffin made of mycelium, in Delft Netherlands.Reuters “And the same thing happens in our burial places because the soil is super polluted there and mycelium...
    NEW laws could effectively give spies a license to kill and provide them with legal protection to commit "necessary and proportionate" crimes, says a report. According to the Daily Telegraph, organisations such as MI5 could be allowed to sanction undercover sources to commit the offences under new legislation. 1Spies could reportedly be given a licence to kill under new laws set to be unveiled this weekCredit: Alamy It still remains unclear whether limits will be imposed as to which crimes can be authorised, though a source told the paper that there would be "no limit on the type of crime" an agent could commit within its wording. The news comes amid an ongoing battle over the legal limits of what agents in the Security Service are permitted to do during covert operations. Last year, the High Court ruled that MI5 spies can kill in the line of duty without being...
    By CEDAR ATTANASIO, AP/Report for America SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state agency in charge of child care has amended rules to allow eligible parents who work or study remotely to receive assistance with child care costs. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department announced Tuesday that it will permanently add “teleworking” to the definition of employment and “online courses” to the definition of a student parent under subsidy eligibility rules. “The Early Childhood Education and Care Department is committed to responding flexibly and adaptively amid the health emergency — and that means modifying our rules to ensure that children and families have the support they need,” department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky said. It’s unclear how many families may have been disqualified because they did not fall within the previous definitions. An agency spokesman did not immediately return a message for comment. Across the country, women have disproportionately left the...
    By Josh Smith and Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in called on Tuesday for a regional infectious disease control and public health initiative involving China, Japan, Mongolia, and North Korea to tackle health crises and lay the foundation for peace with Pyongyang. In a video message to the United Nations General Assembly, Moon said collective protection of life and safety would lay the groundwork for North Korea to have its security guaranteed by engaging with the international community. "In the face of the COVID-19 crisis that poses a greater threat to humanity than a war, we came to be acutely reminded that the safety of neighbouring countries is directly linked to that of our own," Moon said, according to an English translation of his prepared remarks distributed by his office. Moon proposed launching a "Northeast Asia Cooperation Initiative for Infectious Disease Control and Public Health," but...
    DELFT (Reuters) - A Dutch start-up has created a biodegradable "living coffin" made of a fungus, instead of wood, which it says can convert a decomposing human body into key nutrients for plants. The company, Loop, says its casket is made of mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms, and filled with a bed of moss to stimulate decomposition. "Mycelium is nature's biggest recycler", Bob Hendrikx, the creator of the living coffin told Reuters. "It's continuously looking for food and transforming it into plant nutrition." Mycelium also devours toxins and turns them into nutrients. "It's used in Chernobyl to clean up the soil there from the nuclear disaster", Hendrikx said. "And the same thing happens in our burial places, because the soil is super polluted there and mycelium really likes metals, oils and microplastics." The coffin is grown like a plant within the space of a week at the company's lab...
    New York (CNN Business)Small businesses are disappearing. Unemployment claims remain unbelievably high. And state and local budgets are imploding. Yet Congress is likely to skip town this month without providing additional emergency aid to the economy, according to Goldman Sachs."At this point, a major stimulus package before the election looks like a long shot," Goldman Sachs economists wrote in a note Friday.Republicans and Democrats are locked in a stalemate over the size and makeup of another round of stimulus. And the critical debate is being complicated by the looming election, which is less than two months away. The simple thing Trump doesnt get about the stock marketGoldman Sachs now expects Congress to depart Washington at the end of September without extending any stimulus, such as enhanced unemployment insurance payments, direct stimulus checks to households, aid to state and local governments or additional Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to small businesses.That...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The federal government released broad plans Wednesday aimed at distributing free COVID-19 vaccines within a day after an emergency use authorization or full approval is granted. That could happen by November but is more likely in January. Local health departments received the new federal guidance Wednesday morning. The documents give local health departments 30 days to submit plans for receiving and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. So by Oct. 16, the feds want all the logistics in place. There’s now a detailed playbook for Operation Warp Speed to quickly distribute a free COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is cleared within 24 hours. Federal health agencies and the Defense Department delivered the sweeping plans to Congress Wednesday. That includes instructions for local agencies to have their distribution plans ready by mid-October. “I’m glad to see that there is a plan being released. It’s in line with a lot...
    Sergio Perez is having a rough year at Racing Point this season. For starters, his sudden replacement with Sebastian Vettel served a huge blow to the Mexican’s faith on the team. Furthermore, he might have to compromise on his upgrade at Sochi after Lance Stroll suffered a huge crash at Mugello last weekend. Racing Point have been synonymous with controversy this season. After the unannounced replacement of Checo, Racing Point were looking forward to pacifying him with an upgrade at Sochi. Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – September 13, 2020 The car of Racing Point’s Lance Stroll is removed from the track after he crashed out Pool via REUTERS/Claudio Giovannini Lance Stroll had a similar update already installed in his car before rolling out at Mugello. However, after Stroll crashed at the Arrabiata corner, the car suffered heavy damages. Therefore, the...
    By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress, backing down from a decision last month to provide that information only in writing. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has agreed to provide briefings to the Senate and House intelligence committees, according to the heads of those panels. The move comes after significant pushback from Democrats and some Republicans who said the briefings were more important than ever as the 2020 presidential election approaches and Russia signals it will try to interfere again as it did four years ago. Acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, said in a joint statement Wednesday that Ratcliffe had reaffirmed that the panel will receive “briefings, including in-person, on all oversight topics.”...
    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has agreed to provide in-person briefings on threats to the November election to key members of Congress, backing down from a decision last month to provide that information only in writing. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe has agreed to provide briefings to the Senate and House intelligence committees, according to the heads of those panels. The move comes after significant pushback from Democrats and some Republicans who said the briefings were more important than ever as the 2020 presidential election approaches and Russia signals it will try to interfere again as it did four years ago. Acting Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the panel, said in a joint statement Wednesday that Ratcliffe had reaffirmed that the panel will receive “briefings, including in-person, on all oversight topics.” Rubio told reporters that he...
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. intelligence officials will provide in-person briefings to congressional intelligence committees on foreign efforts to meddle in the 2020 election after all, having previously said they would communicate mainly in writing, senators said on Wednesday. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committees said in a statement that John Ratcliffe, the former Republican Congressman who is President Donald Trump's new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), had confirmed that their committee would continue receiving in-person briefings. In late August, a DNI statement said that it would stop in-person election-related briefings because it had concerns information had been leaked to the public, a plan that drew immediate criticism from Democrats. "Ratcliffe reaffirmed that the Senate Intelligence Committee will continue receiving briefings, including in-person, on all oversight topics – including election matters," Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner, the committee's top Republican and Democrat, said in a...
    WASHINGTON -- The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of millions of Americans couldn't come until well into next year.In a report to Congress and an accompanying "playbook" for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sketched out complex plans for a vaccination campaign to begin gradually in January or even late this year, eventually ramping up to reach any American who wants a shot.President Donald Trump asserted Tuesday that a vaccine could be three to four weeks away. But the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress Wednesday that it would take six to nine months after any shot's approval to distribute it nationally.EMBED More News Videos Learn more about coronavirus symptoms and other helpful...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The federal government released broad plans today aimed at distributing free COVID-19 vaccines within a day after an emergency use authorization or full approval is granted. That could happen by November but is more likely in January. Local health departments received the new federal guidance Wednesday morning. The documents give local health departments 30 days to submit plans for receiving and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. So by Oct. 16, the feds want all the logistics in place. There’s now a detailed playbook for Operation Warp Speed to quickly distribute a free COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one is cleared within 24 hours. Federal health agencies and the Defense Department delivered the sweeping plans to Congress Wednesday. That includes instructions for local agencies to have their distribution plans ready by mid-October. “I’m glad to see that there is a plan being released. It’s in line with a lot...