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    The Bulloch County School system is conducting its Annual Title I Parent Survey online beginning today. Georgia Dept of Education says the survey helps to ensure all students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. Parental input is important in achieving this and is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in the school.  The survey is available March 1- March 31, and is in English and Spanish. If needed, a paper copy can be obtained by contacting your school’s Family Engagement Specialist or the school district’s director of Federal Programs at 912-212-8500. Information is confidential and the survey can be accessed online HERE.     
    New York City authorities are searching for a former cop with a history of mental illness who is suspected of murdering his 78-year-old mother. New York Police Department agents conducting a wellness check last Wednesday discovered the dead body of María Díaz inside her room in the two-bedroom apartment she shared with Osvaldo Díaz, the oldest of her nine children. María Díaz had a deep laceration on her head. Cop recovered a machete in the apartment, but it is unclear if it was used in the attack. She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics. Osvaldo Díaz has not been charged for his mother's murder.  NYPD launched a manhunt for former police officer Osvaldo Díaz, who is wanted in connection to the murder of his mother, who was found dead last Wednesday at the two bedroom apartment they shared in Queens RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    Coca-Cola is staging training seminars for employees, stressing for the need to "try to be less white," with instructions to "be less oppressive, be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant." The program, "Confronting Racism. Understanding what it means to be white. Challenging what it means to be racist," is available online by Robin DiAngelo, who also authored the 2018 book "White Fragility." The company confirmed it was conducting the seminars, according to TheStreet.com, to which a spokesperson stated the program was "part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace." The report did not say if the training was mandatory. Reports first surface from an anonymous company employee and images included in a YouTube video. Coca-Cola said "the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available LinkedIn Learning series and is not a focus of our companys curriculum." "To be less...
    Coca-Cola is staging training seminars for employees, stressing for the need to “try to be less white,” with instructions to “be less oppressive, be less arrogant, be less certain, be less defensive, be less ignorant.” The program, “Confronting Racism. Understanding what it means to be white. Challenging what it means to be racist,” is available online by Robin DiAngelo, who also authored the 108 book “White Fragility.” The company confirmed it was conducting the seminars, according to TheStreet.com, to which a spokesperson stated that the program was "part of a learning plan to help build an inclusive workplace." The report did not say if the training was mandatory. Reports first surface from an anonymous company employee and images included in a YouTube video. Coca-Cola said "the video circulating on social media is from a publicly available LinkedIn Learning series and is not a focus of our companys curriculum." “To be...
    Dia Mirza’s wedding with Vaibhav Rekhi had turned out to be a surprise for all her fans. The actress had remained tight-lipped about her rumoured relationship with her now husband. Dia and Vaibhav tied the knot as per Hindu rites on February 15 in Mumbai. It was a low-key event attended by the couple’s family members and close friends. Dia shared a few pictures on social media from her beautiful wedding ceremony. Fans were left awestruck to see the bride and groom and the beautiful setup, but what also caught everyone’s attention is the female priest officiating the couple’s wedding rituals. Priyanka Chopra Jonas Congratulates Dia Mirza And Vaibhav Rekhi On Their Wedding! Actress Says, ‘So Happy For You D’. Dia Mirza and Vaibhav Rekhi’s wedding was presided by an elderly female priest named Sheela. She was seen chanting mantras and performing rituals as per the Hindu rites. Just...
    Loading the player... Vincent Richardson, a convicted felon with a history of impersonating a Chicago police officer, is being held on $75,000 bail for allegedly conducting traffic stops while claiming to be an officer again. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Richardson, 26, in 2009 received the moniker “kid cop” when he was 14-years-old for impersonating an officer. He fooled other officers into allowing him to walk the streets for hours before being caught. (Credit: Chicago Police) The incident angered former Mayor Richard M. Daley who called for disciplinary action against the Chicago Police Department. Read More: Cardi B says women should spend less on Valentine’s Day gifts On Thursday, Richardson was charged with three felony counts of impersonating a police officer in connection with several incidents including telling security guards at Chicago Housing Authority he was a member of the department. Prosecutors said on Friday that Richardson...
    The Justice Department is reportedly expected to ask dozens of U.S. attorneys to resign on Tuesday, but the move will not disrupt the work of two top prosecutors conducting significant investigations overshadowing the Biden administration. A senior DOJ official told CNN that the request will be sent to 56 Senate-confirmed U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Unclear is when the resignations would be expected to take effect. Such a request is commonplace with the entry of a new administration. President Biden has been in office for roughly two and a half weeks. The report said U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is conducting a criminal investigation into the Russia inquiry, is expected to resign. However, he was appointed special counsel in the final months of the Trump administration, and will continue his work even after leaving his post as the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut. In addition,...
    More On: australia Dozens of homes destroyed in Western Australian bushfires Feds pay Ellume $231M to increase production of at-home COVID-19 tests Two million Australians in lockdown after one COVID-19 case found Meet the surfing duck delighting Australians during quarantine An Australian couple allegedly kept several young women between the ages of 17 to 24 as sex slaves – some of whom were branded as the man’s “property,” according to a report. Matthew James Markcrow, 35, and his girlfriend Crystal Marie Sawyer, 23, appeared in a Brisbane court Friday after police uncovered evidence to support “sexual servitude and organized prostitution” during raids in Queensland this week, news.com.au reported. Police allege the victims were drugged while subjected to controlled living, financial and work conditions. Photos posted on social media by Markcrow also show tattoos branding some of the women as “Property of Matt M,” the outlet said. Markcrow was charged...
    PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/CNN) — The town of Palm Beach is reviewing the use of Mar-a-Lago as Former President Donald Trump’s permanent home. Some Palm Beach residents say Trump is violating an agreement he made with the town. When Trump turned the private residence into a social club in 1993, he agreed to certain limitations. For example, there could be no more than 500 members, there were rules concerning parking and traffic, and club members, Trump included, could not spend more than seven consecutive days at Mar-a-Lago, or no more than three weeks total a year. Trump returned Mar-a-Lago on January 20, skipping the inauguration for President Joe Biden. Palm Beach Town Manager Kirk Blouin says the matter is under legal review by the Town Attorney and it might be discussed at the upcoming town council meeting on February 9. In December, the Trump Organization told CNN there was no document...
    Amid claims of election fraud, the Arizona Senate is initiating its own audit of the 2020 presidential race after Maricopa County did the same. Arizona state Senate Republicans justified their investigation Friday despite Maricopa County's parallel audit announced two days prior, saying they would rely on a "qualified auditing firm" to conduct a "forensic audit" of the results. "There are two primary reasons we have determined the Senate needed to retain its own independent auditing firm. The Senate has consistently called for an auditor certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). We have now learned the EAC does not certify auditors as such," said state Senate President Karen Fann. "The other primary reason is that the scope of the audit must be broader than the one proposed by [Maricopa] County's vendors, [and] our firm will perform everything we have required in the subpoenas." State Senate Judiciary Chairman Warren...
    None of the fights in recent heavyweight times holds a bigger hype than Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury. This fight has struck every boxing fan’s eye even before getting scheduled. The epic encounter carries immense responsibilities to shape up the gigantic men’s division. Although it comprises a high risk, it is also highly rewarding at the same time. Recently, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum was in an interview with The 3 Knockdown Rule. Here he laid his notions on the probable site fee for this fight and more. “There will be a substantial site fee. It’ll probably be the biggest money fight in heavyweight history. I’m optimistic both from the site and PPV – particularly in the UK, where we think we’ll do over two million,” Arum said. The fight has been making constant progress for a few weeks. By now, both the promotions are in sync to stage this fight...
    (CNN)The use of Mar-a-Lago as former President Donald Trump's permanent home is under legal review by the town of Palm Beach and the arrangement may be discussed at the upcoming town council meeting, the town manager told CNN. When Trump turned the private residence into a social club, he had agreed with the town to limit his stays at Mar-a-Lago, and now some Palm Beach residents say he is violating that agreement. Trump bought the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1985, and subsequently turned it into a members' only club in 1993. The plan was -- as with most Trump deals -- to turn a profit. Yet in order to transform the private residence into a revenue-generating business, Trump had to agree to certain limitations, based on guidelines presented as deal-breakers from Palm Beach. For example, there could be no more than 500 members, there were rules concerning...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct D.U.I. checkpoints Friday and Saturday nights in an attempt to stop impaired driving. The checkpoints will be conducted from 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The locations were selected based on a history of D.U.I. crashes and arrests, the L.A.P.D. said. The department reminded the public that impaired driving can happen while under the influence of marijuana or prescription medications, not only alcohol. On Friday, the checkpoints will be set up at Manchester Avenue and Figueroa Street in South Los Angeles as well as Lincoln Boulevard and Maxella Avenue in Marina Del Rey. On Saturday, the checkpoints will be set up at Sepulveda Boulevard and Rayen Street in North Hills, Western Avenue and 39th Street in South Los Angeles, as well as Western Avenue and Venice Boulevard in Harvard Heights. (© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News...
    Police in Washington, D.C., said they are conducting a stabbing investigation outside Trump International Hotel a couple blocks away from the White House. The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted at 6:12 p.m. on Thursday, saying they have no suspect information and the public to share any relevant information. ALERT: Stabbing Investigation at the intersection of 12th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, No Suspect information at this current time.DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/ EVENT # I20210009802Have info? Call (202) 727-9099/text 50411— DC Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) January 6, 2021 The address described in the tweet is that of the city's Trump International Hotel. NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted shortly thereafter, "DC Police tell NBC an adult male has been stabbed outside of the Trump Hotel. The victim has been transported conscious and breathing. No arrests have been made." DC Police tell NBC an adult male has...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he is not opposed to private companies buying coronavirus vaccines to distribute to patients who want to pay for the shots. But he noted there isn’t much existing supply and warned companies not to try to buy vaccines already promised to the Mexican government. “We are not opposed to commercializing the vaccine, to companies importing it and selling it to those who can pay,” López Obrador said. “The catch is the supply of vaccines in the world markets, because there still isn’t enough production.” “We would be opposed if the ones we have under contract were to be given to a private company, that we would not permit and we would file a complaint,” he said. Mexico’s medical safety commission must grant approval for any vaccine. López Obrador has been criticized by some in Mexico for centralizing...
    Military leaders are reportedly conducting high-level talks about what to do should President Trump invoke martial law during his remaining days in office.   President-elect Joe Biden is set to be sworn into office on January 20, but Trump is still challenging the results of the election and some say he could use the military in a last-minute bid to overthrow the results.  On Thursday, six retired military members spoke with Newsweek, confirming that the discussions are currently being conducted behind closed doors.  The officials claim that 'while there is zero chance that uniformed leadership would involve itself in any scheme to create an election-related reversal, they worry that the military could get sucked into a crisis of Trump's making, particularly if he tries to rally private militias and pro-Trump paramilitaries in an effort to disrupt the transition and bring violence to the capital.' 'I've been associated with the military for over 40...
    Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple.John Chiala | CNBC The Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Tuesday against Ripple, the fintech company best known for cryptocurrency XRP, and two of its executives, for allegedly violating investor protection laws. The SEC alleged that Ripple, co-founder Christian Larsen and CEO Bradley Garlinghouse, raised more than $1.3 billion through an unregistered securities offering. "We allege that Ripple, Larsen, and Garlinghouse failed to register their ongoing offer and sale of billions of XRP to retail investors, which deprived potential purchasers of adequate disclosures about XRP and Ripple's business and other important long-standing protections that are fundamental to our robust public market system," Stephanie Avakian, director of the SEC's Enforcement Division, said in a press release. Garlinghouse had expected a lawsuit to be filed before Christmas. In a statement late Monday, he said the expected SEC's suit was "fundamentally wrong as a matter of law and fact" and...
    A former police captain with the Houston Police Department was arrested while trying to conduct an independent investigation to prove voter fraud in the 2020 election. On Tuesday, police arrested and charged 63-year-old Mark Anthony Aguirre with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony punishable with up to 20 years in prison, after he allegedly ran a man off a road and pointed a gun at him. Aguirre claimed to have been conducting surveillance on a man he suspected to be part of a voter fraud scheme. "He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a violent crime, and we are lucky no one was killed," said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in a statement. "His alleged investigation was backward from the start - first alleging a crime had occurred and then trying to prove it happened." According to an affidavit obtained by ABC...
    SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department’s bomb squad will be conducting training exercises on Tuesday. The police department wants to warn the public that there will be detonations heard in the surrounding area, but there is no cause for concern. The exercises will take place from 10:30 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. at the San Antonio training academy located off Southeast Loop 410 near Pleasanton Road. Officials say there will be several detonations. Copyright 2017 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    The extent of the Chinese espionage efforts in the United States is diverse and ubiquitous, and checking it requires working with local leaders to stop the kind of targeting that ensnared Rep. Eric Swalwell, a former top CIA official told Fox News on Friday. “China practices their own Orwellian espionage on their citizens and they’re mounting a full-throttle espionage campaign against us here," former CIA station chief Dan Hoffman told “America’s Newsroom." If we don’t come together as Democrats and Republicans, we won’t be able to counter them very well.” Swalwell, D-Calif., is under fire for ties to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative, raising questions about how extensive China’s spying is in the United States. Axios reported earlier this week that a woman named Christine Fang, who is also known as Fang Fang, allegedly developed ties with local and national politicians, including Swalwell. Fang reportedly met Swalwell more than six years ago when he...
    Federal authorities are reportedly conducting a criminal investigation into a hospital business which has ties to President-elect Joe Biden's younger brother. According to a report by Politico, the FBI has asked questions about James Biden's role in a health care business that was raided earlier this year by federal authorities, though details on the investigation remain unclear. The FBI seized boxes of documents from Americore Health hospital in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, but there was no indication the raid was due to any actions related to James Biden, who hasn't been accused of criminal wrongdoing. Americore's owner has battled its own legal problems and allegations of mismanagement. The report came shortly after revelations that federal investigators are looking through Hunter Biden's taxes, an affair which the president-elect's son says he is taking "very seriously." The Biden family's business affairs became the subject of attack points by the Trump campaign during...
    CHINA has conducted tests on members of its armed forces with the aim of developing "biologically enhanced" soldiers, a US intelligence chief has said. John Ratcliffe, who currently serves as President Trump's director of national intelligence, made the claim in a newspaper editorial warning that China posed the "greatest threat to America today". 1China has conducted tests on members of its armed forces with the aim of developing 'super soldiers', a US intelligence chief has saidCredit: Reuters It comes amid mounting tensions between the two superpowers over control of the South China Sea, an ongoing trade war, and China's handling of the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Ratcliffe said that, where previously the US's intelligence efforts had focused on anti-terrorism and Russia, he had recently "shifted resources" to focus on China. “The intelligence is clear," he wrote. "Beijing...
    Both Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer took to the Senate floor on Monday urged senators to come together to pass a pandemic relief package as sources confirmed to CBS News that a bipartisan group of senators have informally started talks about providing more economic relief to Americans. "There is no reason — none — why we should not deliver another major pandemic relief package" before the end of the year, McConnell said.  Several key programs enacted amid the pandemic are set to expire at the end of the year, including the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, a federal student loan freeze and nationwide eviction moratorium. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "Both sides must give," Schumer said. "We have a Democratic House, and in the Senate, there's a need for Democratic votes to pass any bill. So we need a true bipartisan bill. Not 'this...
    Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudy Giuliani and a special assistant to President Donald Trump, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus],” Andrew Giuliani announced via Twitter on Friday. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.” This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing. — Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) November 20, 2020 Reporters immediately noted that Andrew Giuliani attended his father’s press conference at the Republican National Committee building in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Giuliani and other members of the president’s legal team spoke at the press conference for about 90 minutes about their challenge to the results of the 2020 presidential election.
    ANDREW Giuliani, who is a special assistant to President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s son, announced on Friday morning that he has contracted coronavirus.  “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Andrew Giuliani tweeted. “I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.” This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.— Andrew H. Giuliani (@AndrewHGiuliani) November 20, 2020 Most read in NewsExclusive'BE READY'Inside far-right American 'militia networks' arming themselves for ‘Civil War’WarningRANDOM ATTACKTerrifying moment commuter is shoved onto track seconds before train pulls inExclusiveVLAD SHOCKPutin is ‘battling CANCER as well as Parkinson’s and had surgery in February’LatestSENATOR SICKFlorida Senator Rick Scott has Covid and urges followers to ‘wear a mask’BROADWAY BEATDOWN'Harry Potter' star SUCKER-PUNCHED in subway attack suffers eye...
    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Anne Arundel County health officials are urging residents to take proper precautions as COVID-19 cases skyrocket across the county and state. As the county tightens restrictions, officials say their staff members have been met with some hostility, even harassment on the job. “People are frustrated and I get it, they want to return back to normal,” Anne Arundel County health officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Anne Arundel County shattered its daily case number on Thursday with 271. Dr. Kalyanaraman says lately, the department’s health inspectors have been met with some hostility and harassment when out conducting routine inspections, especially female health inspectors. “One of our inspectors had folks come to his car, take his picture, post a message on Facebook with some pretty harassing and...
    NORWOOD, Pa. (CBS) — More testing is underway in a Delaware County neighborhood that’s seen unusually high numbers of people with cancer and autoimmune diseases. Is there something in this Norwood soil that has driven cancer rates through the roof, as some have alleged? The EPA is conducting a second round of testing as some in this Delaware County town are convinced dumping from decades ago sowed toxins that have sickened hundreds. However, Liz Halliday has had a change of heart. This mother who lost her two adult children to cancer no longer believes it was something in the environment that sickened her son and daughter. Eyewitness News first introduced you to the Hallidays exactly one year ago today, when CBS3 uncovered the EPA investigation in the Wenonah neighborhood in Norwood. The EPA continues its probe in Norwood — where many believe toxins in the soil have driven up cancer...
    A story about a Texas teacher who continued to conduct lessons from her hospital bed after undergoing surgery has gone viral — but not for the reason it was intended.  Two-time cancer survivor Stephany Hume, 50, recently underwent emergency surgery, during which she couldn't teach her class at Sewell Elementary in Sachse. But within hours of waking up, she was back to teaching her students virtually from her hospital bed — a story that has been presented as 'inspiring' by local news but has been slammed as 'horrific' and 'dystopian' by social media users. Go-getter: Two-time cancer survivor Stephany Hume recently underwent emergency surgery, during which she couldn't teach her class at Sewell Elementary in Sachse Nonstop: Within hours of waking up, she was back to teaching her students virtually from her hospital bed NBCUniversal Privacy Policy NBCDFW-5 shared the story in a recent broadcast and online, with...
    Not a day after actress Poonam Pandey was in the news for posting Karwa Chauth pictures with husband Sam Bombay, the lady has landed herself in troubled waters for conducting a “porn photoshoot” in Goa. The lady was arrested for the same on the basis of a complaint filed by North Goa’s local opposition party. Taking into account the complaint, the police took the actress into custody on November 5, 2020. Poonam Pandey Arrested In Goa for Obscene Shoot: Four Other Times the Controversial Actress Took Panga With the Law! The complaint by Durgadas Kamat, Vice President and Spokesperson of Goa Forward Party, alleged Pandey of shooting and participating in a “porn” photoshoot on property that belongs to Goa government’s Water Resources department. “Video of Poonam Pandey has gone viral in Goa. The video was shot at Chapoli Dam in Canacona, The area is highly secured and is the...
    Fox News Channel’s Jeanine Pirro on Friday weighed in on 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and his business dealings overseas. Pirro, in an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” accused the younger Biden of “conducting business like a thug.” “You know, the sad part of all this it is not getting covered, and I suspect that a lot of those independent voters out there who may be, you know, on the line and not sure which way to go, the truth is that, you know, how could the FBI not be investigating Hunter Biden for money laundering, how about tax evasion, how about a FERA violation and lobbying and conspiracy and RICO and two of his partners are already in jail. One is in jail, and the other one is on his way,” Pirro outlined. “The guy was conducting business like a thug in Europe, Russia, China. He...
    The FBI reportedly has an active criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and his associates. James Rosen, a reporter with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, tweeted on Thursday, less than a week until Election Day, that the bureau opened the inquiry into allegations of money laundering in 2019. "EXCLUSIVE: A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the @FBI opened up a criminal investigation into 'Hunter Biden and his associates,' focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today," he said. EXCLUSIVE: A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the @FBI opened up a criminal investigation into "Hunter Biden and his associates," focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today. More very soon on your @WeAreSinclair stations.— James Rosen (@JamesRosenTV) October 29, 2020 In recent weeks, details of Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings have made their...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Department of Homeland Security recently announced more crackdowns across the United States targeting undocumented immigrants and ICE says to expect even more raids in the future.This comes barely one week after Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted "Operation Rise" in Los Angeles and other California "sanctuary cities."In the latest raid, agents arrested 170 people in Seattle, New York, Washington, D.C. and other cities.Homeland Security officials say sanctuary policies in these cities prohibit the cooperation of local police agencies in the arrests of undocumented immigrants.
    HARRIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – An arson investigator with the Houston Fire Department was shot and killed Friday morning while conducting surveillance into a number of arson fires set in the city. (credit: Houston Firefighter’s Association) HFD confirmed that arson investigator Lemuel Bruce, a 17 year veteran of the department, died just before 5 a.m. Bruce was looking into a string of recent arsons when he had some kind of confrontation with a person and the two got into a shootout. The person who shot Bruce was also shot and died at the scene. His name has not bee released. Houston Firefighters honoring fallen arson investigator Leumel Bruce with “Wall of Honor” pic.twitter.com/QHa9Zdh2EB — Houston Fire Dept (@HoustonFire) October 16, 2020 Bruce and other investigators had been conducting surveillance as part of an arson investigation into a string of car fires in the northwest part of the city. The Houston...
    China has released new footage of its air force conducting a live-fire drill just days after President Xi Jinping urged his troops to 'focus on preparing for war'. In a dramatic video shared today by state broadcaster CCTV, a group of Chinese fighter jets is seen hovering across mountains and sea as pilots fired bullets at targets during a combat exercise. The video comes after the country's leader told his marine soldiers to focus on war preparedness while remaining highly vigilant during a visit to a military base in southern Chinese Guangdong this week.
    SOMERSET, Texas – A new nonprofit is conducting mass testing for COVID-19 at the Somerset Independent School District to get students back into the classroom safely. Graham Weston, co-founder of Community Labs, says getting people tested quickly and often is how the nonprofit plans to help local health officials ensure a safe learning environment for students. “Speed is everything on testing. If you don’t get a result quickly, it’s almost worthless,” Weston said. “So that’s why we created a lab to be able to have enough capacity and speed that we could really send kids back to school.” Community Labs utilizes PCR tests, considered the gold standard among FDA-approved tests. The nonprofit said it can provide results from its nasal swab tests in 24 hours. Weston said they have a capacity of 12,000 tests a day. Additionally, Weston and other members of the nonprofit developed a program to help identify...
    By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The two candidates vying for a Montana U.S. Senate seat that's considered pivotal in determining if Democrats can wrest the majority from Republicans come November are set to face off in a Monday night debate. First-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines is leaning on the popularity of President Donald Trump as he seeks to fend off a strong challenge from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock. Their face-to-face meeting in Missoula comes as the national political scene has been roiled by a Supreme Court vacancy, revelations about Trump's taxes and the government's faltering efforts to contain the pandemic amid economic havoc. Bullock is barred by term limits from seeking a third term in the governor's mansion. Before entering the race he dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary after attracting little support in a crowded field. He's criticized the Trump administration over its handling...
    Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput’s family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the federal agency on Monday said it was conducting the probe looking at all angles in a professional manner. CBI spokesperson R.K. Gaur said in a statement, “The CBI is conducting professional investigation related to death of Sushant in which all aspects are being looked at and no aspect has been ruled out as of date.” Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Shweta Singh Kirti Shares a Heartwarming Throwback Pic Of The Late Actor He said, further investigation is in progress. The remarks came after Singh, addressing a press conference last week, said that the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) probe is overshadowing and hindering the investigation to bring out the real truth in Sushant’s death case. Addressing a press conference on Friday , Singh had said, “Why call the whole of Bollywood?...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Detectives over in Holland will be pursuing suspects in a different fashion. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Holland Department of Public Safety will use the Tesla Model 3 when driving to crime scenes or conducting interviews. The city says while the car is more expensive, it makes up for it with fuel savings. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    There has been a multitude of accusations of mistreatment and abuse of migrants at ICE detention centers. In February of 2019, thousands of migrant children said that they were sexually assaulted while at detention facilities; in June of 2019, at least seven children had died while detained; there have been over a thousand reports of women being sexually assaulted by ICE guards; and recently, ICE deported a woman who reported that she was assaulted by guards in the middle of an investigation into the incidences. In addition to these terrible acts, ICE has also been accused of not providing adequate living quarters for detainees. The facilities are unclean and overcrowded. People who have visited said that detainees had limited access to clean clothes, showers, hygienic items, and room to lie down. Amid COVID-19, the conditions are no better. In fact, many facilities did not properly sanitize or provide PPE. Coronavirus spread quickly...
      ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — State health officials are conduction COVID-19 serology testing study for all professional and volunteer firefighters in Maryland. “Our firefighters are on the front lines of emergency response, which greatly increases their risk of exposure to COVID-19,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “Serology testing helps our health officials determine the prevalence of the virus, so we can have a better idea about how to prevent transmission and help protect our essential workforce.” The initiative is a part of the Maryland Health Department’s ongoing coronavirus antibody study to determine about how many Marylanders have been exposed to the virus. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: Coronavirus Latest: Gov. Hogan Announces Expanded Capacity For Indoor Dining TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Serology testing is not diagnostic, but it uses a sample of blood to look for antibodies made in response...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The fight against COVID-19 in Minnesota might be coming to your front door. The Minnesota Department of Health is doing at-home visits to better understand the virus’s impact in our state. The study is a version of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) and has support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They teams visiting homes are like census takers in bright orange vests and face masks. But instead of asking basic questions about your household, they’re focused on how COVID-19 has affected your life. Health officials plan to visit thousands of homes across the state, hoping at least 1,200 of them have people willing to participate in a voluntary survey. The participant would also take a COVID-19 test, either the nasal swab to check if a person has it now or the antibody blood test to see if they had it...
    Landlords are up in arms about proposed City Council legislation that would bar them from examining the criminal records of prospective tenants, which they claim could let drug dealers and other criminals into buildings. “There is an obligation on the part of owners to provide a safe home for tenants,” said Joe Strasburg, who runs the landlord industry group, the Rent Stabilization Association. “If this bill passes, you won’t know who’s living next to you — whether it’s a drug dealer or a pedophile,” Strasburg argued. “They have a right and an expectation to feel safe in their homes.” State laws that bar many sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds and other facilities used by children would still apply. The bill’s chief sponsor defended the measure as a way to ensure that those with rap sheets get an opportunity to find housing and avoid the...
    SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy prevented an inmate’s suicide attempt at the adult detention center early Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office. The inmate, a 35-year-old woman, has been in custody since Sept. 1, 2020. She was booked for a felony charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle, the BCSO said. A deputy was conducting an observation check when they found the inmate allegedly attempting to commit suicide, according to officials. The deputy went into the inmates' cell and began performing life-saving measures before more deputies and staff assisted in the response. The inmate was taken to University Hospital for further treatment. According to the sheriff’s office, the inmate is currently in stable condition. The BCSO Internal Affairs, Public Integrity, and the Criminal Investigations Division is conducting an investigation into this incident. Related: BCSO: 37-year-old inmate dies of suicide, despite deputy’s intervention...
    It seemed a plea deal with state prosecutors in New York would keep former gynecologist Robert Hadden of Englewood out of prison after he was accused of sexually abusing patients. Then the feds came knocking. FBI agents arrested Hadden, 62, at his home on Wednesday and brought him to U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where a grand jury indictment charges him with sexually abusing dozens of female patients, including minors, over nearly 20 years. Federal authorities are asking other alleged victims to come forward (see below). Hadden victimized patients “under the guise of conducting purported gynecological and obstetric examinations” at his medical offices in the city and at Manhattan hospitals from 1993 through at least 2012, the indictment returned in the Southern District of New York alleges. At least six of them came into the city from or through other states, giving federal authorities the grounds to pursue their own...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago will be conducting public safety drills Thursday which could disrupt traffic.The drill will take place in the 2600-block of North Narragansett Avenue in the Brickyard Mall area and also at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.Both of those areas experienced looting earlier this summer.The drills will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.RELATED: Chicago public safety drill held downtown Thursday in wake of looting incidentsThe city said the drills have been planned for weeks as part of ongoing safety efforts. Last month, police conducted a safety drill downtown. The drill will involve the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Chicago Department of Transportation, Streets and Sanitation, Department of Water Management, Chicago Transit Authority and others.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago will be conducting a public safety drill Thursday which could disrupt traffic.The drill will take place in the 2600-block of North Narragansett Avenue in the Brickyard Mall area and also at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.Both of those areas experienced looting earlier this summer.The drills will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.RELATED: Chicago public safety drill held downtown Thursday in wake of looting incidentsThe city said the drills have been planned for weeks as part of ongoing safety efforts. Last month, police conducted a safety drill downtown. The drill will involve the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Chicago Department of Transportation, Streets and Sanitation, Department of Water Management, Chicago Transit Authority and others.
    Donald Trump threatened to defund schools in California that use the New York Times' 1619 Project in the public school curriculum. On Sunday Trump retweeted a message from an unverified account saying the project would be taught in schools and shared: 'Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!'  The Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of essays, photo essays, poems, and short and short fiction pieces published last year seeks to reframe American history as starting on 1619, when the first slaves from Africa arrived to Virginia, rather than 1776, when the founding fathers declared independence from Britain.  Trump’s comments come after he banned federal agencies from conducting race sensitivity training related to 'white privilege' and 'critical race theory' on Friday.  On Sunday Donald Trump threatened to defund public schools in California that use the New York Times' 1619 Project in its school curriculum ...
    President Trump is ordering federal agencies to stop funding training on topics including "critical race theory" and "white privilege" with taxpayer dollars, according to a memorandum from the Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought that was released on Friday.  "It has come to the President's attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date 'training' government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda," Vought wrote in a letter to the heads of executive departments and agencies.  Citing press reports that agencies have conducted training where employees are told that "virtually all white people contribute to racism" or that racism is "embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity," Vought said training of that nature "run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our nation has stood since its inception."  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox In the letter, Vought told the...
    New Delhi (CNN)China's government has accused Indian troops of illegally trespassing onto Chinese territory, in comments that could set the stage for a second tense border standoff between the two nuclear powers in just three months.In a statement Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in India said that Indian forces had "conducted flagrant provocations" over the weekend "which again stirred tension in the border areas."According to China, Indian troops deliberately crossed the 2,100 mile-long (3,379 kilometer) de facto border between the two countries, known as the Line of Actual Control, near Pangong Tso, a strategically located lake some 14,000 feet (4.2 kilometers) above sea level in the Himalayas. An Aerial photo taken on August 3, 2019 shows a road along the Pangong Tso lake in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. China and India have been sparring over the area that surrounds the lake since the two fought the first...
            by Ben Zeisloft  Former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch is asking Syracuse University student organization leaders to share their opinions and testimonies about the campus police department, of which Syracuse hired her to launch a review. Campus Reform obtained an August 19 email from Lynch to student organizations on campus, in which she asked students to share their views on DPS. “As you may have heard, I have been retained by Syracuse University to conduct an independent review of the University’s Department of Public Safety, including concerns about DPS that have been raised by members of the University community,” Lynch wrote in the email. “I am reaching out to you as leaders of Syracuse’s student organizations to ask if you would like to share your views on DPS.  I would be grateful for the opportunity to hear your perspective, including any experiences or concerns that you...
    A U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft crashed Monday in Virginia, but the crew managed to bail out safely, according to CNN. "The E-2 crashed at approximately 3:50 p.m.; the two pilots and two crewmembers bailed out of the aircraft safely through the main cabin door," using parachutes, said Patrick Gordon, public affairs officer at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. "At the time of the crash, the E-2 was conducting a training flight." The crash happened near Wallops Island, conducting a training flight at the time of the incident, which is under investigation. The Navy said there was no structural damage or personnel injuries on the ground due to the accident. The crew included two pilots and two other personnel. The E-2C Hawkeye is an all-weather, twin-turboprop aircraft and an important part of the carrier air wing. Flying at high altitudes, these aircraft provide not only airborne early warning capabilities, but also command...
    Authorities are conducting a criminal investigation after the Jewish center at the University of Delaware was set on fire. Firefighters arrived at the scene at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life after 11 p.m. Tuesday night, according to NBC10. They were able to bring the fire under control, and no one was reported to be harmed in the fire. The Delaware fire marshal's office said on Wednesday that the fire, which caused an estimated $75,000 in damage, was intentionally set. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael Chionchio said investigators have found "no indication of a hate crime" but said that they are still "exploring all avenues," Delaware Online reported. “It is heartbreaking to learn the fire at the Chabad Center was set intentionally,” Newark Mayor Jerry Clifton wrote in a statement. “This is a sickening act of hostility that threatens the safety and security of our inclusive, welcoming neighborhoods. My thoughts...
    BOERNE, Texas – Testimony continued Tuesday in an assault trial in District Judge Kirsten Cohoon’s 431st District Court in Kendall County. There have been no live jury trials in the area since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, fearing an outbreak of the virus. In 2019, there were 22 jury trials in the county. Two district judges vying for 144th District Court bench Cohoon said she and her staff made extensive preparations before deciding to go forward. “I’ve had many sleepless nights on this,” Cohoon said. “I take very seriously the citizens’ safety and health, and I also take seriously our constitutional obligations.” Face masks, face shields and social distancing are in play throughout the trial. Plexiglass barriers protect the judge and witnesses. Bexar County’s Local Administrative Judge Ron Rangel said, “It’s absolutely encouraging to see progress,” as he discussed the Kendall County trial. Rangel said conducting live jury trials in...
    A conservative watchdog is fed up with the pace of United States Attorney John Durham's inquiry into the Russia investigation with roughly 70 days before Election Day. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, shared his grievances Monday with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, lamenting how he sees no activity to suggest an escalation in a criminal investigation. So far, Durham has secured only one plea deal from a former FBI lawyer who fraudulently altered a CIA email to obtained renewed court permission to wiretap a former Trump campaign aide. He made his point by noting how Durham's team only just interviewed former CIA Director John Brennan on Friday, after which a longtime aide said the Obama administration intelligence chief was told he is not a "subject or target" of a criminal investigation and former FBI Director James Comey insisted that he "can't imagine" being a target of the inquiry....
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A power outage is affecting part of the downtown Baltimore area, City OEM said Tuesday morning. Over 350 customers are affected as of 9:32 a.m., according to BGE’s outage map. There is a power outage affecting part of the downtown area. BGE crews are currently onsite and conducting repairs. — Baltimore City OEM (@BaltimoreOEM) August 25, 2020 BGE crews are onsite and conducting repairs. They are still investigating the cause, but estimate power will be restored by around 11 a.m.  
    BOSTON (CBS) – The FBI, Quincy Police and a Boston hazmat team were conducting a search at a self-storage facility in Quincy on Monday. It was a very active scene Monday morning at Extra Space Storage on Liberty Street. Police and FBI search Extra Space Storage in Quincy. (WBZ-TV) A source told the WBZ-TV I-Team it was related to a warrant search. The FBI only said it was conducting court authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation.
    Universities and schools across the country are warning students that they may be more susceptible to being hacked as instruction remains virtual in parts of the country, The Hill reports. As students prepare to take classes over Zoom and other online platforms, school officials have cautioned that hackers may attempt email phishing scams, “Zoombombs” and other malicious attacks. “We are seeing a dramatic increase in phishing, this is fully expected, we knew it would happen with any major calamity,” Michael Tran Duff, chief privacy officer and chief information security officer (CISO) at Stanford University, said during a virtual event hosted by software company Proofpoint on Wednesday. Earlier this year, Stanford was one of several universities impacted by a phishing email scheme where cyber predators used student emails to apply for fraudulent loans. “It’s not surprising that these phishing attacks — especially because this is one of the greatest disruptions our country...
    A Tennessee police department is under fire by its own top cop after officers executed a warrant at a home of an innocent family while investigating a 16-year-old boy who had moved out months earlier, officials recently said. Metro Nashville's Interim Police Chief John Drake said in a Wednesday press release that he suspended three cops and ordered the department’s Office of Professional Accountability to conduct a full investigation into Tuesday’s early-morning search warrant, according to a press release. All three members – a lieutenant, a sergeant and an officer – will remain suspended until the completion of the investigation. SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN OPEN TO TRUCE WITH TAYLOR SWIFT: 'I HAVE GOOD FRIENDS THAT ARE DEMOCRATS' From now on, all search warrant applications submitted by an MNPD officer will need to be approved by a deputy chief of police, rather than just by the officer's supervisor, the release states. Drake's orders came just...
    U.S. schools are conducting virtual fire drills as the coronavirus pandemic keeps some students out of classrooms and on their computers. People in states across the country have taken note of the bizarre practice. Jason Hammer, the Indiana-based radio host of the "Hammer and Nigel Show," tweeted a video about his son's virtual fire drill on Wednesday. "Today we have a virtual fire drill, [and] they are showing us where to walk out of the building that we are not in right now in case that building catches fire," Hammer's son, a student at Beech Grove High School taking online and in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic, said in the video while showing a blueprint of the school's building on his computer screen. Hammer told FOX Business that the drill seemed like a "complete waste of time," and he thought his son was playing a joke when he first told him about...
    AUSTIN – A soldier with the Texas Army National Guard died Thursday while conducting land navigation training at Fort Hood, according to the Texas Military Department. Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36, of Mansfield, was a noncommissioned officer with the Texas Army National Guard, according to the department’s release. “We are devastated by this tragic loss of one of our Soldiers,” Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the adjutant general for Texas, said in a released statement. “The military is a family, and the entire Texas National Guard mourns with Sgt. Moore’s loved ones left behind.” Moore’s cause of death is undetermined, according to the release, which added that no foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation, according to the release. RELATED: Soldier found dead at Fort Sam Houston identified; death under investigation, officials say Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A 32-year-old prison inmate in Connecticut has been found strangled with a mask issued to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Daniel Ocasio, of Windsor, died Wednesday morning after being discovered sitting on a bunk in his cell at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center with a ligature fashioned from the mask tied around his neck, the Department of Correction said. Ocasio had entered the prison on Aug. 5 and was being held in lieu of $10,000 bond on a charge of third-degree burglary. Ocasio was found by a staff member who was conducting a routine tour of the facility at 5:07 a.m., the department said. The ligature was made from the cloth mask issued to inmates, the department said. Correctional and medical staff began emergency and life-saving measures and called 911, the department said. Ocasio was taken by ambulance to an area hospital where he...
    The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) Southern District Gang Unit and the Homicide Office’s Street Violence Task Force were attacked Wednesday night while conducting an investigation, the police themselves confirmed. According to investigators, at approximately 7:40 p.m., MDPD detectives were conducting an investigation at the intersection of Evergreen Street and Homestead Avenue, when a man approached officers, displayed a firearm, and began shooting at them. . “The gang district and the Miami Dade police homicide unit were conducting an investigation, when a black individual approached him and began shooting at the vehicles where the officers were,” said Argemis Colome, spokesman for police. It happened in the West Perrine area, this is one of the three vehicles where the Miami Dade officers were when they were shot by the individual they describe as a man between 16 and 24 years old. An exchange of gunfire ensued and the subject fled...
    Washington (CNN)A new report from the US State Department accuses Russia of conducting a sophisticated disinformation and propaganda campaign that uses a variety of approaches including Kremlin-aligned news sites to promote their agenda.Wednesday's report focuses in particular on the Russian government's use of this network to push disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic as it spread across the globe. A former KGB spy talks disinformation tactics and the 2020 electionIt does not mention Russian disinformation in the context of the 2020 US presidential election as it falls outside of the mandate of the Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC), which focuses on foreign propaganda and disinformation aimed at foreign audiences.However, on the same day the report was released, the Department unveiled "a reward of up to $10M for information leading to the identification or location of any person who, acting at the direction or under the control of a foreign government, interferes...
    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Seventeen members of an alleged local drug trafficking organization were arrested and accused of importing methamphetamine from Mexico and distributing it in southern California, authorities said. Ventura County sheriff’s deputies seized 192 pounds (87 kilograms) of methamphetamine, 5 pounds (2 kilograms) of heroin, 500 fentanyl pills, $208,000 in cash and a firearm during the arrests, the Ventura County Star reported. The drugs had a combined value of more than $700,000. The arrests took place from March to July during a four-month investigation by state and federal authorities. Those arrested range in age from 20 to 56, and include residents of Oxnard, Ventura, Santa Paula, Bakersfield and Porterville. Some of those arrested have since been released. Some of those arrested allegedly coordinated drug shipments in Mexico for delivery into the United States, employed people to transport the drugs into Ventura County and then distributed them to local...
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A medical research company in Fargo will conduct two clinical trials that could lead to a vaccine for COVID-19. Lillestol Research is among several facilities across the nation participating in “Operation Warp Speed,” the federal government’s plan to provide 300 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by January 2021. Lillestol operations director Jamie Brown says the company plans to begin recruiting patients for the trial soon. She says patients chosen for the study will be tracked regularly to see if they contract coronavirus, KFGO reported. Participants will be compensated, but the company did not say to what extent. “These trials are placebo-controlled, meaning patients will get real vaccine or a placebo, which is inactive. We won’t know who is getting which type," Brown said. "They will be followed for approximately two years. They’re really followed closely that first year.” The trials will be overseen by the U.S....
    DEAR ABBY: We live next door to an 89-year-old woman, “Estelle.” She’s a “snowbird,” meaning she is our neighbor for only part of the year. She has a devoted caretaker, “Iris,” who visits her almost daily. Iris shops for her, brings in her mail, and helps her with laundry, bathing and many other intimate tasks. Estelle has given us a key to her house for emergencies. The issue is that once Estelle leaves for the summer, Iris arrives almost daily for what appear to be afternoon trysts with a man, not her husband. They stay in the house for two to three hours and then leave, always in separate cars. After several weeks of seeing this, my husband went over to Estelle’s house to check on things. The bed in the master bedroom was obviously used. The air conditioning was on high, and the house was in general disorder; not...
    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — State workplace safety officials are investigating an accident that killed a 14-year-old boy when a suburban Indianapolis building he was helping his father erect was toppled by high winds. Edwin Campos-Martinez was helping frame and set roof trusses for a new gas station Monday when winds suddenly gusted and the structure collapsed in Brownsburg, just west of Indianapolis. The teenager died from head injuries, the Marion County coroner’s office said. The boy's father, Alex Campos, told The Indianapolis Star, that three other people injured in the structure's collapse are recovering. “A heavy wind came and hit the building. There was nothing we could do," said Campos, who owns Alex Painting and Carpentry. The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting a safety compliance inspection on the site, said Stephanie McFarland, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor, which is also conducting a youth employment...
    BOSTON (CBS) — FBI agents were in Boston’s North End neighborhood Wednesday afternoon as part of an investigation. SkyEye was over the scene on Fulton Street, where police tape was stretched along the sidewalk. The FBI would only say its Violent Crimes Task Force and Evidence Response Team is working with Boston police to conduct “court authorized activity in connection with an ongoing federal investigation.” The agency said there is no threat to public safety.  
    The newly created United States Space Force has just accused Moscow of conducting space-based weapons tests in a stinging new rebuke. The move comes as foreign policy experts have expressed their fear that outer space could become yet another theater for war in the future. “Space Command has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon. On July 15, Russia injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543,” the agency wrote in a statement on their website. This marks the first time that the U.S. military has publicly called out the Russian Federation for conducting an extra-terrestrial weapons test. However, the State Department had previously expressed concerns dating as far back as 2018 after satellites from the Slavic nation did not follow their overt missions in addition to appearing to behave more like instruments of battle than of data. The new bulletin continued with a...
    Snap has launched an investigation into accusations of racism and sexism within the company, anonymous sources have told Business Insider. Per the sources, the independent firm (Seattle-based Williams Kastner) have contacted both current and former staff. The investigation appears to concern stories that ex-employees recounted in a June 9th Mashable article about their experiences working for Snap between 2015 and 2018. Multiple sources told Mashable that they experienced a racist culture during their time at the company, and that leadership disparaged Black representation in media. One employee said they were asked to replace a lead image of Black performers with a “friendlier face.” The same manager told another employee that a story was “too black-heavy” and asked that some snaps of Black people be replaced with people of other races. The employee included the incident in an HR review of the manager but did not hear back. ...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Cleveland Clinic’s Weston hospital has announced that it is are conducting a new clinical trial aimed at helping patients with COVID-19. The patients in this trial have shown signs of pneumonia and hyper-inflammation, and are being treated with a drug called Mavrilimumab. The goal is to reduce acute respiratory failure and the need to put patients on ventilators. “It’s important to conduct clinical trials,” said Dr. Carla McWilliams, Chief of Infectious Disease for Cleveland Clinic’s Weston hospital. “[We have to go] through the risks and benefits of it.” Dr. McWilliams said the drug was chosen to be tested after data from Italy showed promising results. Simply put, the drug, if effective, would help calm down patients’ immune systems to prevent that hyperinflammation. To be a part of the trial, patients must be 18 or older and have a documented fever within 24-48 hours, have low blood...
    It’s no secret that President Donald Trump likes to be surrounded by loyalists — not advisers who offer him constructive criticism. That’s why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Attorney General Bill Barr and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway are still in the White House and why former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former National Security Adviser John Bolton are long gone. And according to Politico reporters Dan Diamond, Daniel Lippman and Nancy Cook, Trump’s need for loyalists is so extreme that some members of his team have even devised a series of “loyalty tests” to make sure that people in his administration are unwavering in their devotion to the president. Diamond, Lippman and Cook explain, “The White House’s presidential personnel office is conducting one-on-one interviews with health officials and hundreds of other political appointees across federal agencies — an exercise some of the subjects...
    The city council in Berkeley, California, is moving forward with a proposal to ban police from conducting traffic stops in favor of tasking unarmed civilian city workers with the job. The proposal, which is part of a larger plan to reform law enforcement and has a stated goal of cutting the police budget by 50%, was approved by the city council following a nine-hour virtual meeting, according to Fox News. “For far too long, public safety has been equated with more police,” said Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who proposed the idea. "What we did approve last night were landmark public safety reforms," he added. "To begin a yearlong process to reimagine public safety and look at shifting responsibilities out of police department to non-sworn positions." The plan also aims to prevent police officers from taking part in homeless outreach and mental health crisis management and analyze police calls and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Research and trials looking for a vaccine to knock out the coronavirus are going on in South Florida. Dr. Howard Schwartz, the Chief Medical Officer for Research Centers of America says, “We are looking for volunteers to help make a difference to help prevent and get this deadly virus that scares and impacts our lives to go away.” Moederna, an American biotech company, released data from a phase one trial and said a small first phase study showed those given the test vaccine did develop COVID-19 antibodies, a level of immunization. “Tested three different drugs of the MRA vaccine to prevent participants from getting COVID. Enrolled 45 individuals in several clinical trial centers testing three different doses, which came back showing over the course of 47-day. The vaccine seems to prevent some antibody response to the COVID 19,” said Schwartz. Trials will be conducted at the...
    Berkeley, Calif., moved forward with a proposal Wednesday to eliminate police from conducting traffic stops and instead send unarmed civilian city workers. The proposal is part of a broad overhaul of law enforcement – the City Council has set a goal of cutting the police budget by 50 percent. The council approved the measure, proposed by Mayor Jesse Arreguin, in a nine-hour virtual meeting ending at 3 a.m. “For far too long public safety has been equated with more police,” Arreguin said. CALLS FOR NYPD TO REINSTATE ANTI-CRIME UNIT AS SHOOTINGS RISE IN NEW YORK CITY Though many cities have proposed sweeping police reforms in the wake of racial injustice protests, the plan to separate traffic violations from law enforcement is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S. The reform plan also seeks to remove homeless outreach and mental health and crisis management from the jurisdiction of armed...
    American Airlines vowed to review an incident involving Sen. Ted Cruz after fellow traveler expressed outrage that the Texas senator had slipped off his mask to sip his coffee on a recent flight. Cruz, a Republican, was accused by a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee employee, Hosseh Enad, of "refusing to wear a mask" with a coffee in one hand and a phone in the other aboard a flight Monday. The incident prompted the airline to announce that they were reviewing the situation. "We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all those who fly with us, and we are reviewing the details of this matter," American Airlines spokesman Ross Feinstein said of the incident. Enad shared two photographs of the senator. In the first photograph, Cruz is holding a cup of coffee while reading on his phone. In a second photograph, Cruz is shown without a mask...
    Fox Nation host and country music artist John Rich spoke with American music icon Charlie Rich just three weeks before he died last month at age 83, in what was fated to be the legendary fiddle player's last interview. "As we would say in the country, 'he was firing on all eight cylinders'... he was happy and pumped and excited," said Rich on "Fox and Friends" on Friday. "I asked him questions all the way back to being born in Wilmington, North Carolina during World War II, to his music career," recalled Rich, who was invited to Daniels' home in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., on June 16 to record an interview for Fox Nation's "The Pursuit with John Rich." WATCH 'FOX NATION PRESENTS A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE DANIELS' ON FRIDAY, JULY 10 AT 7:00 PM ET "I asked him questions about, 'Hey, Mr. Charlie, what's your thoughts on defunding the police," Rich said describing the wide-ranging sitdown....
    METHUEN (CBS) – FBI agents are searching an area behind a Methuen U-Haul facility on Wednesday. Sources told WBZ-TV the search is in connection with a man who is missing from Manchester, N.H. An FBI spokesman said only that the search in the area of Route 113 and Milk Street, which includes heavy equipment for moving dirt, is “in connection with an ongoing investigation.” RIGHT NOW: FBI and police conducting a search in #Methuen. Sources tell WBZ investigators are looking for a man who is missing out of Manchester, NH pic.twitter.com/iMXalxrhan — WBZ | CBS Boston News (@wbz) July 8, 2020 The FBI added there is no threat to public safety. Sources told WBZ-TV the missing man’s vehicle was recently recovered in Lawrence. A search was previously conducted at another location in Methuen.
    Researchers have developed what they say is a breakthrough robotic lab assistant, able to move around a laboratory and conduct scientific experiments just like a human. The machine, designed by scientists from the UK’s University of Liverpool, is far from fully autonomous: it needs to be programmed with the location of lab equipment and can’t design its own experiments. But by working seven days a week, 22 hours a day (with two hours to recharge every night), it allows scientists to automate time-consuming and tedious research they wouldn’t otherwise tackle. Working around the clock to tackle time-consuming research In a trial reported in Nature today, the robot’s creators, led by PhD student Benjamin Burger, say it was able to perform experiments 1,000 times faster than a human lab assistant, with that speed-up mostly due to the robot’s ability to work around the clock without breaks. But Professor Andy...
    BOSTON (AP) — Everyone entering a Massachusetts courthouse will be screened for COVID-19 when the buildings expand public access beginning July 13, the state’s high court said in an order issued Tuesday. Entry will be limited to people attending in-person proceedings; conducting business with a clerk’s, register’s, or recorder’s office; meeting with probation; and conducting business at other open offices in the courthouses, the order said. Courts will continue to conduct most business virtually, but the number of in-person proceedings will expand during a second phase beginning on Aug. 10. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    Although “hurry up” and “career change” aren’t often paired as compatible concepts, there are times when a worker must do just that: hurry up and change careers. For many, this period of national uncertainty is one of those times. When one’s industry has been shaken by layoffs, community lockdowns or other threats, simply switching employers may not be enough. Sometimes a disrupted work life needs an equally disruptive — and fast — solution. Which brings us to the hurry-up career change, conducted in six compressed steps. This is the last of three columns, each describing two of those steps. The first column discussed updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, while also narrowing your career choice to one or two areas of work. Steps 3 and 4, initiating networking and early job search, and upgrading training, were the focus of last week’s column. That’s a lot, but it’s definitely not the...
    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (CBS4) – The Warriors of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard will fly F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft over Colorado communities July 4, to salute our nation’s independence. Two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National flyover the state of Colorado (credit: CONG/stock photo) “It is truly a privilege to support our local communities in their Independence Day celebrations,” U.S. Air Force Col. Micah Fesler, commander, 140th Wing, said. “We hope Coloradans hear the ‘sound of freedom’ and take a moment to reflect on the things that unite us a Nation, as well as the powerful words drafted into our Declaration of Independence.” The 140th Wing will launch the jets from Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora. Approximate locations and times where the aircraft will be performing flyovers are: Monument, 2020 Fourth of July Parade: 9:51 a.m. Lake City,...
    And we’re back. Last week’s column launched a three-part series on changing careers fast, in this time of unexpected / possibly undesired career transition. With so many industries shedding employees under the strain of COVID-19 related slowdowns, workers may have no choice but to switch occupations in order to recapture a paycheck. Amy Lindgren The problem is that career changes usually demand more time and introspection than many people can afford right now. The solution, a hurry-up career change process, is at your fingertips in six straightforward steps. The first two steps — update your job search materials and narrow your career choices — were described in last week’s column. Today we’ll look at two more steps, and next week we’ll finish up with steps five and six. Ready? Here are the next steps in the hurry-up career change process: Step 3. Initiate networking and early job search. With the...
    NEW BEDFORD (CBS) — A police officer was hit by a car in New Bedford Thursday night. Police said it happened on Rodney French Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. while the officer was conducting a traffic stop. According to WPRI, the officer briefly lost consciousness before being taken to Rhode Island Hospital but he was alert while being transported. His current condition is unknown. A New Bedford police officer was hit while conducting a traffic stop on Rodney French Boulevard Thursday night (Photo Via WPRI) The driver did stop and is cooperating with police.
    Coronavirus — Hugo López-Gatell rejected that there are “privileged citizens” who can have access to COVID-19 tests Hugo López-Gatell, undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion, rejected that there are “privileged citizens” who can have accessible tests of COVID-19. At the end of the Press conference After hearing about coronavirus in Mexico, a reporter pointed out that there are privileged people who have the facility to have a test to detect the disease, such as officials. Don’t do that, because you are slandering. There is the amount of tests that have been done. You work in a medium, and you are present here, here we already had a lived experience where a colleague from the Ministry of Health had COVID and a contact study was made right here ”, he commented. If you become part of a contact network, you should be evaluated in a contact case study, if...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/CNN) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may soon update its recommendations about wearing masks. The CDC has been conducting a scientific review about the public health benefits of masks, and will soon make an updated recommendation, a senior CDC official told CNN. A senior official with knowledge of the review said science is being studied as to whether masks are not only “good for source control — and keeping you from giving it to others — but we’re also seeing if masks are going to protect you from getting [Covid-19] yourself.” “We know it’s a good thing to wear a mask to protect others. We are studying if it is also potentially going to keep you safe,” the official added. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! The CDC website has two separate pages of guidance on face coverings. One recommends people wear masks when...
    Most people considering a career change give themselves a nice long runway – six months, a year, several years if they’re planning to finish a degree first. There’s something about a long-term plan that inspires confidence, not to mention the pleasure of anticipation. If this kind of career change were a musical piece, it would be classical and soothing, meandering thoughtfully through several movements before gathering joyful intensity at the end. Uh-huh. So what if you take this classical record and hold it back on the turntable, DJ-style, letting the needle drag across the grooves? That disharmonious clang of chords is probably closer to the music career changers are experiencing right now, with every decision feeling rushed and uncoordinated during our newly-minted COVID-19 work-demic. Amy Lindgren That’s the situation for tens of thousands of people nationally whose temporary layoffs from travel, hospitality, media and other industries are now becoming permanent....
    Washington (CNN)The State Department Inspector General who was fired by President Donald Trump before he could complete investigations into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his office was carrying out five probes into potential wrongdoing, three more than were previously known, according to a transcript released by Congress Wednesday.Steve Linick told senior State Department officials about at least two of the probes but did not tell them to hide that information from Pompeo himself, according to the transcript.Linick told Democratic and Republican lawmakers and select staff from the House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight committees, and Democrats from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that his office had been reviewing allegations that Pompeo and his wife may have used resources inappropriately. "I wanted to make sure everybody was aware so that they wouldn't be surprised," Linick said when asked if he told the officials specifically so that Pompeo would be aware....
    North Korea is conducting a wide-ranging malicious campaign against the U.S. and global targets, according to several reports. Last month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI and the Department of Defense released three reports on malware variants used by the North Korean government. This was preceded by an advisory in April from the State Department, the Treasury, and Homeland Security, and FBI on the North Korean cyber threat. FBI REVEALS HOW ALLEGED SCAMMER STOLE PERSONAL IDENTITIES "[It is] essentially a taxonomy of everything the [North Koreans] have been caught doing,” Mike Hamilton, chief information security officer of CI Security, told Fox News, referring to the May Malware Analysis reports. “Trying to summarize tactics, techniques, and procedures that everyone can watch out for," added Hamilton, who also served previously as the chief information security officer for the city of Seattle. One of the driving forces is North Korea’s need...
    BEIJING (AP) — China’s Defense Ministry said the navy’s only entirely home-built aircraft is carrying out sea trials to test weapons and equipment and enhance training of the crew. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang said Friday the exercises were being conducted as planned, apparently unaffected by the country’s coronavirus outbreak. The Shandong’s commissioning last year by Chinese President Xi Jinping underscored the country’s rise as a regional naval power at a time of tensions with the U.S. and others over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea. It is the second Chinese aircraft carrier to enter service after the Liaoning, which was originally purchased as a hulk from Ukraine and entirely refurbished. Both are based on a Soviet design with a ”ski jump” style flight deck for takeoffs rather than the flat decks used by much larger U.S. aircraft carriers. It is powered by a conventional oil-fueled steam turbine...
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