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    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Atmos Energy called on customers on Tuesday, Feb. 16, to conserve as much as possible as “demand for natural gas continues to be at unprecedented levels.” With temperatures expected to be in the low 20s overnight along with additional snowfall, Atmos Energy said it is urging “all residents and businesses to continue to conserve energy to help maintain service for our most critical human needs customers.” Atmos shared a list of things people can do to help the cause. Conservation Efforts: · Lower your thermostat to at least 68 degrees. · Businesses should minimize energy usage as much as possible. · Lower the water heater temperature to 120 degrees. · Never use an oven or a gas stovetop to heat your home. · Unplug electronic devices and turn off lights that are not in use. · Reduce shower time and avoid baths. · Refrain from using large...
    The Justice Department issued an internal memo last week that asks U.S. attorneys from across the country to lend a hand in prosecuting a growing number of cases stemming from the Jan. 6 Capitol siege. "The (office) has an urgent need for assistance with prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases," a senior DOJ official wrote in an email to 93 federal prosecutor offices. "Based on the importance and immediacy of the need, we ask each United States Attorney to consider whether he or she can offer critical assistance to the (office in Washington)." Authorities have opened cases against more than 400 suspects, at least 135 of whom have been arrested, following the riot that led to five deaths, including one Capitol Police officer. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C., has handled most of the charging process, and officials in the area have "decided to prosecute all cases stemming from...
    Even as the pandemic crisis eases in California, federal officials and experts on Sunday warned that the dangers of rapidly growing mutant strains underscore just how urgent it will be to speed up vaccinations. San Diego and Florida are home to two hot spots of the same mutant strain of the virus that has ravaged Britain, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, told CBS News’ ”Face the Nation” program Sunday. California has the most identified cases of the U.K. strain — 72 — of any state, while Florida has the second highest number, with 50 cases; New York comes in third, with 22 cases. Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical advisor, warned that federal officials “have every reason to believe” British scientists’ new conclusion that the mutated strain is deadlier than the conventional virus. Previously, scientists had thought the U.K....
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield stated that while President Joe Biden prefers to pass his coronavirus relief package with Republican support, passing the bill is the most important thing, it’s “understandable” if the House and Senate keep using budget reconciliation to pass the bill, “and there may be multiple ways to get to passage.” Bedingfield said, “Well, look, again, our strong preference, the president’s preference, what we’re working toward here is bipartisan support for this bill, absolutely no question about it. But it is urgent and certainly, if the Senate and the House keep reconciliation on the table as an option, that’s understandable. This is an urgent crisis, and we — at the end of the day, the thing that is most important is that we need to get this bill done. We need to get this money into the hands of...
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From “emaciated” refugees to crops burned on the brink of harvest, starvation threatens the survivors of more than two months of fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The first humanitarian workers to arrive after pleading with the Ethiopian government for access describe weakened children dying from diarrhea after drinking from rivers. Shops were looted or depleted weeks ago. A local official told a Jan. 1 crisis meeting of government and aid workers that hungry people had asked for “a single biscuit.” More than 4.5 million people, nearly the region’s entire population, need emergency food, participants say. At their next meeting on Jan. 8, a Tigray administrator warned that without aid, “hundreds of thousands might starve to death” and some already had, according to minutes obtained by The Associated Press. “There is an extreme urgent need — I don’t know what more words in English to use —...
    PLEASANT HILL (KPIX 5) – As the COVID-19 surge continues to wreak havoc in hospitals in the Bay Area and across the country, the American Red Cross said it has a critical need for donated plasma, the part of the blood that contains antibodies, from those who have recovered from the virus. In particular, Red Cross officials are asking people who have tested positive for COVID-19 who are now feeling better more than two weeks after their positive test, to donate their plasma. The plasma should contain COVID-19 antibodies, which are used for a transfusion treatment that is becoming more and more effective, but only if it is administered quickly. “If the patients can get this convalescent plasma from someone that recovered from coronavirus within the first couple days of them winding up in the hospital, a lot of times they get better really fast,” said Dr. Catherine Mazzei, the medical...
    Conjoined twins, who were born in Sanaa, seek help from the United Nations (UN) to be treated abroad – Anadolu Agency /Anadolu Conjoined twin boys who were born in war-torn Yemen on Wednesday are in “critical condition”, according to their doctors who are urgently appealing for help. The boys were born in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, which since 2014 has been controlled by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. Over years of war and air blockades, like much of the rest of the country, it’s economy and healthcare system have been destroyed. “An echocardiogram showed that each of the two children had their own heart, though the position of the heart of one of them is not normal,” Majda al-Khatib, the director of Al-Sabeen hospital in Sanaa, told AFP news agency. She added that the hospital did not have the necessary equipment to accurately determine “which organs are connected”. The war...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Cedars-Sinai announced Tuesday that it has launched COVID-19 testing at its three urgent care clinics located in Playa Vista, Culver City and Beverly Hills. The test uses a nasopharyngeal swab to collect a sample from the patient and has the ability to provide results within 48 to 72 hours. “We have expanded our testing options in an effort to support our patients and the community by giving them access to high-quality testing when they need it,” said Dr. Caroline Goldzweig, Cedars-Sinai Medical Network’s chief medical officer. “We wanted to expand access especially for frontline workers such as grocery store employees, first responders or any essential worker whose job puts them in close contact with others.” Those getting tested do not need to be a Cedars-Sinai patient prior to booking their testing appointment nor do they need a doctor’s referral, according to Cedars-Sinai. The test is $150...
    JOE Biden has called for "urgent" stimulus to avoiding "scarring American workforce" after "grim" jobs report. Biden made the comments while speaking at a press conference in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday. 1Biden made the comments during a press conference on FridayCredit: Reuters The comments came just hours after Nancy Pelosi raised new hope for a second round of stimulus checks. On Friday, the House Speaker suggested that the $908billion package is "just a start" according to Joe Biden, following months of negotiations between the Democratic Party and Republicans. "President-elect Biden has said that this package would 'just at best, just a start' and that's how we see it as well," Pelosi said. "It's less money, but over a shorter period time. And we need to do it to save lives and livelihoods with the hope that much more help is on the way. "Help is on the way from Joe Biden who sees the need." Most...
    Coronavirus cases among young adults are on the rise, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there is an "urgent need" to address the trend. [ STUDY: Likely Fewer Than 10% of Americans Have Virus Antibodies  ]In a study released on Friday, the CDC examined 767 hotspot counties identified during June and July and found that increases in the percent of positive tests among people 24 and younger were followed by several weeks of increasing positivity rates in those aged 25 and older. The trend was particularly true in the South and West. Photos: Daily Life, DisruptedView All 21 ImagesMaking the findings even more concerning is the fact that a jump in the positivity rate of older age groups is "likely to result in more hospitalizations, severe illnesses, and deaths," according to CDC. "There is an urgent need to address transmission among young adult populations, especially given recent...
    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study cautioned of the “urgent need” to combat the spread of the coronavirus among young Americans. The study, released Friday, said young adults infected with the virus often result in older, more vulnerable Americans contracting it as well. The CDC study “provides evidence that among young adults, those aged 18-24 years demonstrate the earliest increases in percent positivity; and underscore the importance of reducing transmission from younger populations to those at highest risk for severe illness or death.” The study added that “addressing transmission among young adults is an urgent public health priority.” The study contradicted rhetoric from President Donald Trump and other Republican officials, who have often advocated for allowing young and low-risk Americans to get back to their lives while simultaneously vowing to “protect the vulnerable,” The Hill reported. (RELATED: Celebs React To Trump’s ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ Remark) The study also found...
    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have a lot of time to work on desperately needed improvements until playing again in nearly two weeks at Jacksonville. The Lions are among the NFL teams with an early bye, idling them this week in the Motor City to practice and get tested for the coronavirus as part of the league’s protocol. The break will give the players an opportunity to recover while coach Matt Patricia and his staff try to figure out how to possibly turn around the season. For at least one veteran, Detroit’s bye is ill-timed. “I want to go back out there and fix it,” safety Duron Harmon said Monday. Clearly, there’s a lot to fix. Detroit (1-3) built a two-touchdown lead in the opening minutes Sunday against New Orleans and collapsed on both sides of the ball as the Saints marched on offense, got stingy on defense and...
    A top official with the United Nations condemned the United States for its "systemic racism." Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the current high commissioner for human rights at the U.N., highlighted the cases of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and others during a speech on Monday in which she demanded that the U.S. make changes to ensure black people feel protected. "In the United States, the shooting of Jacob Blake last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by a police officer employing apparently excessive force and details that have emerged regarding the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, bring home yet again the need for urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism and racial discrimination in policing and across society. The absence of accountability for many prior killings underscores the gravity of this crisis," Bachelet said. "Many commitment[s] to reform were made by citizen...
    Usually when the calendar flips to September, fantasy baseball owners get to breathe a sigh of relief. The trade deadline has passed, a five-month grind is in the rear-view mirror, and all that is left now is a small handful of tweaks to carry them to the end. If only it was that easy right now. Unfortunately, races are tighter than ever and every at-bat becomes critical with regard to your place in the standings. With barely three weeks left, any hot streak can vault you up the standings just as fast as a cold spell can drop you to the bottom. If you haven’t jettisoned the stragglers from your roster yet, understand there is no tomorrow, and waiting around for Aaron Judge to save you is an exercise in futility. You need productive bats right now, and it doesn’t matter where you get them. If it is power you...
    Usually when the calendar flips to September, fantasy baseball owners get to breathe a sigh of relief. The trade deadline has passed, a five-month grind is in the rear-view mirror, and all that is left now is a small handful of tweaks to carry them to the end. If only it was that easy right now. Unfortunately, races are tighter than ever and every at-bat becomes critical with regard to your place in the standings. With barely three weeks left, any hot streak can vault you up the standings just as fast as a cold spell can drop you to the bottom. If you haven’t jettisoned the stragglers from your roster yet, understand there is no tomorrow, and waiting around for Aaron Judge to save you is an exercise in futility. You need productive bats right now, and it doesn’t matter where you get them. If it is power you...
    Sonu Sood has established himself as the human equivalent of a helpline. During the lockdown due to pandemic, he worked relentlessly to help migrant labourers, who are stuck in strange states, in reaching their home. Now, he is extending help to the medically ill. One Twitter user reached out to the actor asking him for help for his operation that has 3 weeks over the due date. Sonu readily agreed to help him saying that that the treatment will start tomorrow. A Fan asks Sonu Sood to Give Him a PS4, Actor Denies and His Reason for Denying Will Warm Your Hearts. In the recent past, Sonu had also tasked himself to take care of the education of a few and also brought a tractor for farmer’s family in need. He also aims to get two crore people employed in the next five years under Pravasi Rozgar initiative. He has...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The No. 3 U.S. diplomat will head to Lebanon on Thursday to stress the "urgent need" for the country to embrace fundamental reform, the State Department said, in the aftermath of a blast that caused large-scale damage in the capital Beirut. The Aug. 4 explosion at a warehouse storing highly explosive material killed at least 172 people, injured some 6,000, left around 300,000 without habitable housing and wrecked swathes of the Mediterranean city, compounding a deep economic and financial crisis. In planned meetings with political leaders, civil society, and youth groups, Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale will also underscore America’s willingness to support any government that is "genuinely committed" to and acting upon such a reform agenda, the State Department said in a statement. "Hale will stress the urgent need to embrace fundamental economic, financial, and governance reform, ending endemic corruption, bringing accountability and transparency, and...
    By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries must take urgent action to diversify their 5G suppliers, the European Commission said on Friday, amid U.S. pressure on the bloc to follow Britain and ban China's Huawei [HWT.UL] from 5G networks. In November last year, the EU agreed to take a tough line on 5G suppliers to reduce cybersecurity risks to next-generation mobile networks, seen as key to boosting economic growth and competitiveness. The strategy included reducing countries' and telecoms operators' dependency on one supplier. World No. 1 telecoms equipment maker Huawei competes with Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson. "Progress is urgently needed to mitigate the risk of dependency on high-risk suppliers, also with a view to reducing dependencies at (European) Union level," the EU executive said, reporting on the progress made by the 27 EU countries. "Challenges have been identified in designing and imposing appropriate multi-vendor strategies for individual...
    Getty There may be a second COVID-19 stimulus check. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, attempted to apply more public pressure to Republicans considering whether to grant Americans a second COVID-19 stimulus check, labeling the need “urgent.” Pelosi’s new comments came on July 15, 2020, as leaders in the Republican-controlled Senate pledged to take up a second stimulus package within days. Pelosi called a second round of checks “so essential.” “This is urgent. They need to buy food. These are necessities,” she said of American families. “And when people use that money for necessities, they inject demand into the economy and create jobs. So it is a stimulus, but it’s more than a stimulus — it is a necessity right now.” What are the chances it will happen, though? Whether a round of second checks will happen is looking more likely, although the amount is uncertain. Republican...
    San Antonio Food Bank officials say they may have to cut back or cancel some mobile and mega distribution events because of a lack of volunteers. The food bank needs 400 volunteers a week to support these events and so far they only have about 100 volunteers for this week and the next several weeks. Food bank officials say it’s an all-time low for volunteers during the COVID-19 response effort. How San Antonio Food Bank became lifeline for South Texas during COVID-19 pandemic “Our great community is rightfully cautious about getting out at the moment, given the spike in local cases. But the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on our economic stability as a community and food needs continue at all-time high levels,” said Eric Cooper, President & CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank. “For those that are healthy and can join us, we need you more than ever....
    While New York City is moving forward with stage three of its COVID-19 reopening plan, the city's public housing communities are still feeling the effects of the pandemic. There have been almost 1,000 confirmed and 300 probable deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the New York City Housing Authority, and nearly 8,000 confirmed cases, according to the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. How the death rate for NYCHA residents compares with the rate for the city as a whole is in dispute: DOHMH says the rate is similar, while another report says it is twice as high. What is not in dispute is that COVID-19 poses many challenges for NYCHA and its residents. [ READ: Fears Swirl in Houston as Texas Lifts its Eviction Moratorium ]NYCHA's 400,000 very low-income residents, like public housing residents across the U.S., face a confluence of COVID-19 risk factors: 40% of NYCHA household heads are over...
    Amazon will rename a Seattle sports stadium the Climate Pledge Arena, partnering with NHL Seattle and the Oak View Group to build the world’s first zero-carbon arena. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, announced the tech giant had bought the naming rights to the old KeyArena in an Instagram post Thursday. “Instead of calling it Amazon Arena, we’re naming it Climate Pledge Arena as a regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action,” he said. The new arena will run on all-electric appliances and heating, including the first all-electric dehumidification systems in the National Hockey League, according to a news release. It will also be fully powered by on- and off-site solar energy. In addition, the arena promises to produce zero waste — no trash cans will be available to fans, only recycling and composting — and to use reclaimed rainwater for its ice, what Bezos says will be the “greenest...
    Nearly 40 percent of American households earning less than $40,000 a year lost their jobs in March. That astounding statistic reveals the challenge before us, and the need for leaders to meet this moment with bold solutions that work for Main Street—not just Wall Street. Yet in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the Republican majority leader of the U.S. Senate says he doesn't "think we have yet felt the urgency of acting immediately." The people I talk to in Ohio feel the urgency. The businesses they work for have shut down, or they've had their hours cut back, or their child's daycare has closed and they have no paid family leave. Their company has started layoffs, or they've been furloughed with no return date on the horizon. They work at an essential job stocking shelves at the grocery store or delivering packages or caring...
    NEW YORK (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says “there remains an urgent need for action” following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests around the country that have followed. From New York to Los Angeles and several cities in between, thousands protested Floyd’s death and repeated police killings of black men. Floyd was a handcuffed black man who died Monday after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. Officer Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. TOP STORIES Trump vetoes first domestic bill in four years, rejects measure on education loan forgiveness Cardi B: Looters who torched AutoZone, ransacked Target and liquor store had no choice Trump on violent riots: We wont let it happen Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests have prompted...
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