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    10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: FDA EUA-authorized KN95 masks, Photoshop sale, 46% off Chromebook, more Blues’ Binnington throws very funny tantrum after being pulled vs. Sharks © NBC In addition to hosting Saturday Night Live, Nick Jonas will also serve as the musical guest Nick Jonas is taking center stage at Saturday Night Live.  In addition to serving as the night's musical guest for the fourth time, the star, 28, also made his hosting debut. "It has been a year to the day since I last performed live so I thought I'd ease into it by doing double duty as host and musical guest," Jonas said in his monologue. John Legend Says He Learned Sexiness from Blake Shelton as They Root for Nick Jonas to Be Crowned SMA: Its Your Time People See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next ...
    National police officers search for inmates on the perimeters of the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery Hundreds of prisoners escaped jail in Haiti on Thursday, according to multiple news reports.  At least 25 people have died following the break including citizens and prisoners, officials said.  A high-profile gang leader, Arnel Joseph, and the prison's director also died during the prison break.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 20 people have died and hundreds of inmates have escaped after a prison break at a jail nearby Port-au-Prince in Haiti, according to multiple reports.  Over 200 people escaped from Croix-des-Bouquets Civil penitentiary on Thursday, as the Independent reported. Amid the escape, at least 25 people died including the prison director and a high-profile notorious gang leader, Arnel Joseph, the report said citing authorities.  According to the Associated Press,...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) reacted to statements that people who have received the coronavirus vaccine still have to wear masks because they could still spread the virus by stating that no one has actually proven that vaccinated people can still spread the virus, “They just say, unless you can prove the opposite, you can’t be free and you have to be huddled in your basement wearing a mask.” Paul said, [relevant remarks begin around 6:05] “[T]he thing is, they don’t prove that that happens. They just say, unless you can prove the opposite, you can’t be free and you have to be huddled in your basement wearing a mask. And I’m the opposite, you get your vaccine, you’ve had your second dose, you’re two weeks out, throw away your mask. If you’ve had the disease and you’re a young person,...
    More On: ghost town De Blasio’s lame recovery plan is a boon to bureaucrats but won’t end NYC’s Ghost Town City Hall needs to move fast to bolster real estate — and NYC finances It’ll take gritty, emphatic leadership to rescue NYC from its Ghost Town funk Reducing commuter misery is essential to ending NYC’s ‘Ghost Town’ of shuttered stores As I looked out my apartment window last spring, I wondered: Why is it so quiet? There were no trucks making deliveries on Canal Street, the firehouse next door was silent and as for the usual dealings in front of the bodega on the corner, there were none. I started to have visions of the post-apocalyptic movie “The Road” and worried that Chinatown might not be immune after all. I don’t mean immune from COVID, already ravaging the city, but from the fear of COVID. For the past few...
    Even as the daily toll of COVID-19 deaths declines, Latino residents of Los Angeles County are still dying at three times the rate of white residents, according to data released Wednesday. L.A. County is averaging about 120 COVID-19 deaths a day over the past seven days, half the rate of the peak of 241 deaths a day recorded in early January, according to a Times analysis. But over the most recent 14-day period for which data is available, Latinos in L.A. County were still dying at a rate of 25 a day per 100,000 residents. That’s still worse than the rate among whites or Asian Americans during any other similar period of the entire pandemic. According to data analyzed for the two-week period that ended Feb. 12, Black and Asian American residents of L.A. County were dying from COVID-19 at a rate of nine a day per 100,000 residents;...
    Former President Donald Trump is the future of the Republican Party, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. argued on Thursday. "If you're reading the room and you're intelligent, you realize that Donald Trump is still the future of the Republican Party," Trump Jr. told "Hannity" ahead of his father's weekend speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Trump Jr. insisted to host Sean Hannity that Republicans who support the 45th president are "following an America First agenda" to "fight for the hard-working men and women" in the United States. "Those people who are being displaced by illegals, those people who are being swept aside by the Democrat Party, who has just flagrantly ignored them for decades, Donald Trump is all over that," he added. MITCH MCCONNELL ‘ABSOLUTELY’ WOULD SUPPORT TRUMP IF GOP NOMINEE IN 2024 Trump Jr. went on to argue that corporations cutting ties with Republicans in the wake of...
    The founder of Microsoft said that a Mexico can have a very bright future without oil, because its main resource is people. Miami World / Forbes The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, said that the government of Mexico should bet more on education than “to get oil from underground.” This is how the philanthropist also responded to CNN journalist Andrés Oppenheimer when he asked what advice he would give to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for Mexico to grow more and better. “Undoubtedly the educational system is the first key to developing a country or the intelligence of its people. Mexico has places like the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, where world-class engineers are trained. But speaking more generally, the educational system in Mexico is very weak, for example, in terms of the accountability of teachers in relation to the economic level of Mexico. And having a good educational system is...
    By The Associated Press Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and nearly 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine. The U.S. has seen a dramatic turnaround since December and January, when hospitals were teeming with patients after holiday gatherings and pandemic fatigue caused a surge in cases and deaths. Health officials acknowledge the improvement but point out that hospitalizations are still at about the same level as earlier peaks in April and July and right before the crisis worsened in November. Deaths are still persistently high, though much lower than the peak in early January, when they sometimes exceeded 4,000 per day. — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a...
    Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has dropped by 80,000 in six weeks, and nearly 17% of the nation’s adult population has gotten at least one dose of a vaccine. The U.S. has seen a dramatic turnaround since December and January, when hospitals were teeming with patients after holiday gatherings and pandemic fatigue caused a surge in cases and deaths. Health officials acknowledge the improvement but point out that hospitalizations are still at about the same level as earlier peaks in April and July and right before the crisis worsened in November. Deaths are still persistently high, though much lower than the peak in early January, when they sometimes exceeded 4,000 per day. — The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation is formally expanding a $3 million financial...
    President Joe Biden is set to meet with the National Governors Association on Thursday. The head of that association is New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who on Wednesday was accused of persistent sexual harassment by former aide Lindsey Boylan. Fox News reporter Peter Doocy questioned White House press secretary Jen Psaki about whether the administration is worried the allegations will be a “distraction” from the meeting to discuss Covid response. He read out some of the allegations against Cuomo, which included him joking to Boylan that they should play strip poker, and at one point kissing her on the lips. Cuomo’s office denied the allegations as “false” in a statement. “Well, let me first say that the president is consistent in his position. When a person comes forward, they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect,” Psaki said. “Their voice should be heard, not silenced. And any allegation should...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Halfway through the 2020-2021 flu season in Colorado, data from CDPHE shows a dramatic drop in flu cases. Officials credit health mitigation efforts for keeping flu cases low. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images) Only 23 people in Colorado have been hospitalized since the flu season began here in September. During the 2019-2020 flu season, which ranges from late September to late May, 2,942 people had to be in the hospital. That is a decrease of more than 99%. READ MORE: Some Denver-Area Schools Close, Others Delay Start Or Move To Remote Learning After Pileup Of Snow In a statement to CBS4, CDPHE Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric France calls the drop “extraordinary.” “We have seen an extraordinary drop in flu cases and hospitalizations this season,” France said. “Our current basic public health measures, including wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and avoiding gatherings with people outside their homes, have...
    A WOMAN who inherited £250,000 at the age of six after a pensioner cut his family from his will just eight days before he died claims the money ruined her life. Katie Loveridge, now 27, said people still assume she’s the victim of sexual abuse after she was gifted the estate. 8Katie Loveridge says that inheriting £250,000 ruined her lifeCredit: Triangle News Retired engineer Wilfred Lamb, 72, left her everything he had before he died in January 2000 - much to the fury of his family who lost a High Court challenge five years later. Katie, now a mum-of-four, was introduced to eccentric Wilfred - a friend of her dad - at the age of four and the pair became inseparable. But the unlikely duo made national news after Wilfred snubbed his own daughter, Josephine Shuck, and left Katie his entire estate - including 27 acres of land and a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Johnson & Johnson said that it has four million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine ready to be shipped “immediately” once it receives emergency use authorization, which could happen this week. “We want the American people to know that we are doing the work, so that if the EUA is granted, we will waste no time getting this life saving vaccine into the arms of Americans. The company aims to deliver a total of 20 million doses by the end of March,” said White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients. READ MORE: Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins March 1 In Broward County The FDA said the company’s single dose vaccine is safe, effective and has met the requirements for EUA. While, there are still several steps before the vaccine will be available, Florida is already figuring out how to put the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the mix....
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Rescue teams in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province searched for survivors on Thursday after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed at least three people, with more feared dead, disaster officials said. Teams comprised of police, military and the local disaster agency deployed heavy machinery to help the search, with at least 15 survivors found as of Thursday, according to the provincial disaster agency. The landslide occurred on Wednesday evening in the village of Buranga after days of heavy rain, with at least five people still missing, Andi Sembiring of the provincial disaster mitigation said in a statement. Local media said dozens could still be missing. The number of victims could be higher than what has been recorded so far, said Fatmawati, a search and rescue official in the provincial capital Palu, who goes by one name. (Reporting by Agustinus Beo Da Costa; Writing by Kate...
    (Reuters) - A little over 1.3 million people in Texas in 204 counties still had issues with their water supply as of Wednesday evening, compared to over 3.4 million people a day earlier, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said. A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people and knocking out power to more than 4 million people at its peak. "As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 33 Public Water Systems are non-operational, affecting 20,689 Texans. 852 PWSs are on a boil water notice, affecting 1,333,134 Texans. 1,176 boil water notices have been rescinded. 204 counties are reporting PWS issues," the spokesman said in an emailed statement. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Tom Hogue) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, Texas
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins stated that even after people have been vaccinated, “we don’t know exactly whether it’s still possible for that person to carry the virus. It might be, and until we have better data, then masks are still important.” And that on masks, “Even if we’re overdoing it, that’s fine. Better that than run the risk of infecting more people.” Collins said, “[I]t is still entirely possible for people to be out there in public who are infected with this virus and don’t know it. And the only way we’re going to keep such individuals, and it might be any of us, from spreading this is if they’re careful about wearing that mask. It’s not about protecting themselves as much as it is protecting everybody from them. Even after vaccination, we don’t know exactly whether...
    (CNN)Six months ago, India was in crisis. Critically ill Covid-19 patients were being turned away from hospitals. Doctors were collapsing from exhaustion. And the virus was spreading through crowded slums, home to millions of the country's poorest people.Today, the country looks very different. Daily new cases have plummeted, dropping from a peak of over 90,000 infections in September down to just over 10,000 a day in February. On February 9, the capital Delhi reported zero virus deaths for the first time in nearly nine months, according to COVID19INDIA, a website that crowdsources Covid-19 data from official sources. This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals -- but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has...
    As a growing number of Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19, many are likely to start traveling again — but even once herd immunity is achieved, the pandemic may have some people approaching the risks of travel with new caution. Certainly, face masks and hand sanitizer aren't going anywhere, but one company is offering travelers additional peace of mind with their Safe Travels Kit.  The kit, which retails for $39.95, includes several items that help prevent the transmission of germs, including an antimicrobial seat cover to provide extra protection against other passengers. Ready to travel? The $39.95 Safe Travels Kit comes with a washable airplane seat cover and pillowcase made from antimicrobial and hypoallergenic fabric Necessities: The kit also has a face mask and 85% alcohol sanitizing wipes for wiping down surfaces like armrests, tray tables, buckles, screens, and air vents The kit comes with four pieces, including a patent-pending airplane seat...
    EFE videos Perón’s first triumph, the phenomenon that changed Argentina 75 years ago Buenos Aires, Feb 24 (EFE) .- Just 75 years ago, Juan Domingo Perón won for the first time in the presidential elections and together with his second wife, the emblematic Evita, began to forge a movement that forever changed the future of Argentina . Now, three-quarters of a century later and a multitude of twists and turns in history, Peronism continues to set the political scene with fire. “Perón is dead, but alive as possibly never before has been in millions of hearts,” says Lorenzo Pepe, a historic railway union leader and former deputy, who at 89 years old remembers his conversations with the old leader as if it were today when visited him in his long exile in Madrid. The veteran politician, who is secretary general of the Juan Domingo Perón National Institute, is clear about...
    The Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines have been an outstanding success by any measure and represent the quickest path to a return to normal American life, but experts are worried that mixed government messaging and skeptical journalism are clouding the good news. Instead of hearing vaccines are a direct ticket to normalcy, hedging statements from Biden administration figures like Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House press secretary Jen Psaki have cast doubt on when that will occur, even after people get vaccinated. Instead of pushing studies that vaccinated persons are far less likely to infect others because of a reduced viral load, Americans are being told to continue hunkering down. And media reports haven't always helped, including one headline from NBC News suggesting coronavirus was still spreading among vaccinated individuals, even though the few cases in Oregon were mild to asymptomatic. Other local news headlines have highlighted isolated instances of people dying post-vaccination, without a link to the...
    Capitol riot: Justice Department is facing a tougher climb trying to keep rioters locked up Oppos fancy Find X3 smartphone may have leaked online © Getty Images Mara Wilson is calling out "the narrative" that tears down girls in Hollywood. In an op-ed for The New York Times titled "The Lies Hollywood Tells About Little Girls" on Tuesday, Wilson opened up about the parallels between her and Britney Spears' treatment in the media.  As Wilson -- who starred in films like Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire -- wrote, there's an idea in Hollywood that "anyone who grew up in the public eye will meet some tragic end." That affected the way she, Spears and other stars lived their lives -- and it also led Wilson to declaring in an interview at age 13 that she wasn't a fan of Spears.  At the time, Wilson said she had absorbed "the narrative" surrounding...
    (Reuters) - A little over 3.4 million people in Texas in 204 counties still had issues with their water supply as of Tuesday evening, compared to over 7.9 million people a day earlier, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said. A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people and knocking out power to more than 4 million people at its peak. "As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, 44 Public Water Systems are non-operational, affecting 18,019 Texans. 1,205 PWSs are on a boil water notice, affecting 3,422,760 Texans. 712 boil water notices have been rescinded. 204 counties are reporting PWS issues," the spokesman said in an emailed statement. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, water, Texas
    CHICAGO (CBS) — It may just be the biggest relaxing of COVID-19 rules seen in the city of Chicago. Travel restrictions relaxed for the states Chicagoans visit most. And a big shot in the arm for those using Chicago’s parks and lakefront. READ MORE: We Do Not Stick Strictly To Those Phases: Arwady On Why Some Chicago Neighborhoods Are Allowing Anyone 18 And Over To Get A COVID Vaccine CBS 2’s Chris Tye reports from Montrose Harbor with opening dates for aquatic centers, great news for regular visitors to Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan and for lovers of Chicago’s lakefront. In a year of drips and drabs of pandemic restrictions, great news of rules relaxing. “We are seeing major progress in Chicago and across the country,” said Doctor Allison Arwady, head of the Chicago Department of Public Health. Visitors to Chicago will have it easier. A total of 18 states have...
    New York : 5th Av of NYC, after the looting of June 2020 Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy Although many people have fled crime, taxes and the pandemic, including millionaires, New York is still the preferred home of the richest people on the planet. The city has the highest number of individual owners with ultra-high net worth, which is defined as $ 30 million or more, according Mansion Global. A new study titled “Spotlight on World’s Leading Markets for the Wealthy: Residential Real Estate 2021” found that 24,660 members of the $ 30 million or more net worth group had a primary or secondary residence in New York by December 2020. Second, according to the report, it was located The Angels, which is home to 16,295 of those privileged ones. They followed London (with 14,485 ultra-high net worth residents), Hong Kong (14,235) and Paris...
    During a Tuesday appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sounded off on the “low points” over the last year of the coronavirus pandemic. Host Alisyn Camerota asked Fauci about now-former President Donald Trump downplaying the severity of the coronavirus in its early stages of the outbreak with his “lack of facts.” Fauci said he is “uncomfortable” with “directly criticizing” anybody, but said it’s “really almost self-evident” that Trump’s rhetoric contributed to lives being lost. He added it was “painful” to see people referring to the virus as “fake news” or a “hoax” as hospitals were being overrun with cases. “[W]hen signals come saying this isn’t so bad, we’re in pretty good shape, when we’re saying we’re not — we being the health people — that was not helpful because the people who wanted to deny that this is something that...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said people who are fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus should still avoid activities such as dining in restaurants and seeing movies at theaters. "I still do not do dining indoors and I still do takeout," Fauci said during a Monday press briefing. "I want to continue to support the restaurants in my neighborhood that I would normally go to." The infectious disease expert said that while those who have received both vaccine doses have greatly reduced their chances of COVID-19 complications, it remains unclear how much the vaccines protect against transmission of the virus, even as two studies out of Israel have suggested the Pfizer vaccine greatly reduces spread of the virus. But some health experts have warned against the kind of public messaging that minimizes the positive benefits of receiving the vaccine. FAUCI: IT'S 'POSSIBLE' MASK GUIDANCE COULD LAST INTO 2022 “Advising people that they...
    MEEK Mill apologized to Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa after she slammed the rapper for his "insensitive" lyrics about the NBA star's death. The rapper appears to say, "If I ever lack I'm going out with my chopper, it be another Kobe," in a preview of his track, Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe). 1Meek Mill apologized to the public for his insensitive lyrics After Vanessa slammed him for disrespecting her late husband's name in a new song, Meek Mill apologized publicly. He revealed on Twitter on Tuesday morning: "I apologized to her in private earlier today not to the public... "Nothing I say on my page directed to an internet viral moment or the family of a grieving woman! If you care about someone grieving change the subject!" His apology comes after Kobe's widow hit Meek Mill on Instagram, telling the 33-year-old the song "lacks respect and tact." "Dear @meekmill, I...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci criticized former President Donald Trump’s rhetoric surrounding the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, attributing it to why some people view the virus as less serious. CNN Host Alisyn Camerota asked Fauci about Trump claiming on multiple occasions in the early months of the pandemic that “everything is under control” and if “his denial and lack of facts contributed to” the high number of deaths from COVID-19. (RELATED: MSNBC Contributor Says It’s Going To ‘Get Old’ For Biden Administration To Keep Blaming Pandemic On Trump) “I’m uncomfortable going back and directly criticizing, but it’s really almost self evident, Alisyn, that when you’re trying to signal the country to really buckle down and address the kinds of mitigation strategies that we put forth … the kinds of things that I and many of the other public health people who were there trying to get the country to appreciate the things that...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four people were found dead inside an Alabama home that caught fire Monday night, officials said. Montgomery Fire/Rescue Assistant Fire Chief Stanley L. Cooper said firefighters arrived at the scene before 11 p.m. Monday and found smoke and flames coming from the front of the home and the roof. Cooper said crews were told that people may still be inside the home. Firefighters searched the house and found four people, who were later pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The victims' names weren't immediately released. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Alabama, Associated Press
    CORONAVIRUS cases are rising in 43 areas of England, according to the latest Government data. Rutland in the East Midlands, Craven in North Yorkshire and Brentwood in Essex have all seen a sharp increase in Covid infections in the past week. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... The above interactive map shows the latest Government figures from yesterday, however they are not complete as testing rates can vary. Yesterday, Prime Minister set out his four-stage roadmap for easing lockdown - which relies in part on infection rates. Outlining the key stages in the Commons on Monday, Boris Johnson said: "At every stage, our decisions will be led by data not dates, and subjected to four tests. "First, that the vaccine deployment programme continues successfully; second, that evidence shows vaccines are sufficiently effective in reducing hospitalisations and deaths. "Third, that infection rates do not risk a...
    KOBE Bryant's widow Vanessa slammed Meek Mill for his "extremely insensitive" lyric over her husband's death. The rapper appears to say, "If I ever lack I'm going out with my chopper, it be another Kobe," in a preview of his track, Don’t Worry (RIP Kobe). 8Vanessa Bryant slammed Meek Mill for his lyric about Kobe's deathCredit: Reuters Vanessa hit out at Meek in a post on her Instagram Stories, telling the 33-year-old the song "lacks respect and tact". "Dear @meekmill, I find this line to be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. Period," the 38-year-old wrote. "I am not familiar with any of your music, but I believe you can do better than this." Vanessa concluded: "If you are a fan, fine, there's a better way to show your admiration for my husband. This lacks respect and tact." 8Meek appears to say, 'If I ever lack I'm going out with my chopper,...
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    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease expert in the U.S., said Monday that Americans who have received their second vaccine jab should still exercise caution and try to resist the urge to dine out or go to the movies. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was at the White House giving a press briefing on vaccine distribution in the U.S., and said those vaccinated have dramatically increased their own personal safety, but he said the country is "still at an unacceptably high baseline level" of new infection, according to Business Insider. PFIZER, MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINES SHOW NO SAFETY CONCERNS DURING FIRST MONTH OF ROLLOUT, CDC SAYS Data is still out on how transmissible the virus is from someone who has been vaccinated, he said. Two Israel studies into the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine suggests that the vaccine greatly reduces virus transmission. Fauci said in...
    D.C. is taking its financial temperature and finding that it is healthier than what was projected at the start of the pandemic. Unemployment claims are still higher than they were before the pandemic began, but hiring is coming back as D.C. added more than 14,000 jobs in December, according to a new report from the District’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer. “We’ve lost visitors and sales tax revenue. But our property tax and our income tax have not been as badly affected as predicted last year,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a news conference Monday. Given the grim projections for this year issued months into the pandemic, Bowser said that she is pleased that the city is in better financial shape than expected. “That said, we still don’t have people at work in our downtown. We still don’t have our nightlife and entertainment fully open and hospitality fully open....
    DENVER (CBS4) – Between two phases of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s new software for unemployment insurance, more than 300,000 people have been able to sign up with more than half a billion dollars being distributed. Still, some people are having issues. With long waits for access to a call center and confusing webpages, many people have turned to Facebook groups to get help. READ MORE: Missing Snowshoer Found In Boulder County After 8 Hour Search (credit: CBS) “Really the whole point of the Facebook group is crowd sourcing because no one of us has the answer. We’re only doing what we know,” said Erin Joy Swank, a moderator for a Facebook group called Colorado Unemployment/PEUC/PUA Q&A. “I just try and help people as I can.” Swank has a history of dealing with unemployment claims in Colorado and other states and had written blog posts about navigating the...
    (Reuters) - More than 7.9 million people in Texas in 202 counties still had issues with their water supply as of Monday evening, a spokesman for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) said in an emailed statement. A deadly winter storm caused widespread blackouts last week across Texas, a state unaccustomed to extreme cold, killing at least two dozen people and knocking out power to more than 4 million people at its peak. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Himani Sarkar) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: environment, United States, water, Texas
    Artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg walks among thousands of white flags planted in remembrance of Americans who have died of COVID-19 in October 2020.Patrick Semansky/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The United States’ COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 500,000, a staggering milestone. “People decades from now are gonna be talking about this as a terribly historic milestone in the history of this country, to have these many people to have died from a respiratory-borne infection,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a CNN interview Monday morning. “It really is a terrible situation that we’ve been through, and that we’re still going through.” It’s nearly impossible to conceive of the loss of a hundred million Americans. The virus has killed one in 670 people across the country. In places like New York City, the...
    Reuters February 22, 2021 0 Comments Some 8.8 million people in Texas, about a third of the state’s population, still had issues with their water supply as of early Monday, authorities told Reuters, after a record-breaking freeze knocked out power stations last week. Millions of Texans are still being advised to boil water before using, though all power plants were back online over the weekend and power had been restored to most homes as the weather returned to normal. Officials in Houston, the biggest city in the state, said water there was safe to use without boiling as of Sunday. “As of 7 AM Central Time Monday, more than 1,200 public water systems have reported disruptions in service due to the weather, many of them leading to Boil Water Notices. This is affecting more than 8.8 million people, in 199 Texas counties”, a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)...
    Jack Davis, The Western Journal February 22, 2021 0 Comments Anyone planning a “burn-the-masks” party might want to hold off a while, perhaps as much as a year, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a White House counselor to President Joe Biden, made his comments during an appearance on the CNN show “State of the Union.” Host Dana Bash asked Fauci whether Americans will be wearing masks in 2022. “You know, I think it is possible that that’s the case,” he said. “I mean, obviously, I think we’re going to have a significant degree of normality beyond what the terrible burden that all of us have been through over the last year, that, as we get into the fall and the winter, by the end of the year, I agree with the president completely that we will...
    Basic services are coming back in Texas, but the fallout from the major winter storm and the complete failure of the state’s infrastructure continues. First thing Monday morning, nearly 8.8 million people still had boil water notices because their water might not be safe for drinking as it came out of the tap. Around 120,000 people didn’t have water flowing at all. But even when people have water—safe water—the story won’t be over. People are trying to repair pipes that froze and burst, and damage caused by the resulting flooding. But they face a shortage of plumbers and plumbing supplies given how many buildings this happened to.  “Let me just say right now with so many homes across the city having pipes that burst because of the frigid weather and major leaks, major water damage, we need a lot of plumbing materials and supplies like right now,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CNN.  Then there are...
    Oregon's vaccine rollout is still on track to inoculate more seniors this month after losing days to last weekend’s winter storm, Gov. Kate Brown said on Friday. Six days after some 300,000 Oregonians lost power in a storm that blanketed the state in ice and snow over Presidents Day weekend, 69,000 are still waiting to turn their lights back on, Portland General Electric announced Friday morning. The extreme weather also left 67,000 COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna stuck in Memphis, Tennessee, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced Friday. It also canned 10,000 vaccination appointments in Portland and shut down clinics across the state during the three-day weekend. OHA Director Patrick Allen said during a virtual Friday news conference with Brown that the state will be expanding eligibility for vaccinations for seniors and other groups as planned. The CDC's COVID Tracker shows the state has about 155,000 vaccines on hand or enough...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — More than 1.3 million people in Florida have now received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as state and federal officials ramp up vaccine sites, some even lowering the age restriction to those over 55. Dr. Anthony Fauci commented over the weekend on the declining number of coronavirus cases. READ MORE: 15-Year-Old In Custody After Miami Beach Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car “I want to see it go way down. When it goes way down, and the overwhelming majority of the people in the population are vaccinated, then I would feel comfortable in saying, we need to pull back on the masks, we don’t need to have masks.” But that is a long way off and Fauci said it’s “possible” Americans will still need to wear masks in 2022 to protect against the coronavirus, even as the US may reach “a significant degree of normality” by the end...
    As US death toll nears 500K, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans could be wearing masks in 2022: Latest COVID-19 updates Donald Trump Jr. uses a wall of guns as backdrop to launch video attack against teaching unions James Harden doesn't play for the Houston Rockets anymore, but the city he played in for eight seasons remains close to his heart.  Harden, who was traded from the Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in January, spoke to the media on Sunday night about his efforts to help the city he still calls home. Houston, as well as numerous parts of Texas, have been struggling with access to power and water after a recent winter storm damaged the power grid and knocked out electricity for millions of Texans.  Harden working with Houston mayor to provide aid Following the Nets' 112-108 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Harden discussed what he's been doing...
    (CNN)From Washington state to Florida, from California to Massachusetts, facilities are opening to help the growing number of Americans who suffer from Covid-19 symptoms many months after their diagnosis.Just a little more than a year into the pandemic, it's not clear how many Covid-19 patients go on to develop what's called long-term Covid, or long Covid. A recent study that included mostly people who had just mild cases found 30% were reporting symptoms as long as nine months after contracting the virus. Other studies have found a higher percentage.And almost every day that doctors work with these Covid long haulers brings new revelations about the syndrome, which manifests itself in a vast array of symptoms in patients of all ages and of every health status pre-Covid. Almost a third of people with mild Covid-19 still battle symptoms months later, study finds"We now realize it goes way beyond the standard post...
    (Reuters) - Some 8.8 million people in Texas, about a third of the state's population, still had issues with their water supply as of Sunday evening, CNN quoted authorities as saying, after a record-breaking freeze knocked out power stations last week. Millions of Texans are still being advised to boil water before using, though all power plants were back online over the weekend and power had been restored to most homes as the weather returned to normal. Officials in Houston, the biggest city in the state, said water there was safe to use without boiling as of Sunday. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on the CNN report. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said late on Sunday that he had joined the Texas Air Guard, the Texas National Guard and the U.S. military to distribute water. "About 3.5 million bottles of...
    OVER a third of Texans still remain without water on Sunday even as state government officials promise less disruptions while the state enters its second week with frigid temperatures and people still without power. While a number of people have had water restored to their homes, more than 1,200 public water systems in the state still reported disruptions in their service, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality reported. 4Over a third of Texans are still without water as the state enters week two of power outagesCredit: AP:Associated Press 4People are going without power, gas, water or heat as they demand answers from state officialsCredit: AFP or licensors Over 8.8 million Texans, or about one third of the state's 29 million people, reported outages, spread across 199 counties in the state. Over 250 boil-water notices were rescinded, TCEQ's media specialist Gary Rasp noted, but still was not enough for others...
    LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Once you receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, does this mean you are free to go about your life as you did before the coronavirus pandemic? ABC7 checked in with Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Umber Chohan from Kaiser Permanente to find out.Do I still need to wear a mask?Dr. Chohan said that the CDC recommends that vaccinated folks still wear a mask."The reason behind that is that no vaccine is 100% effective," Dr. Chohan said. "There's still a small chance that you could get infected."When can I see my friends and family again?"Before we advise people to do that, we want to be sure that it's safe for people to do so," Dr. Chohan said. "We really need to advise people to get vaccinated."Dr. Chohan said that a vaccine does not yet exist for children, so gathering with kids could be risky.If you're planning to...
    SCOTT MITCHELL has slammed BDO bosses after an ugly social media outburst rocked the sport. A Facebook row erupted on Friday night when Lincolnshire-based BDO chief Des Jacklin revealed he had travelled more than 400 miles to pick up the World Championship trophy from South Wales Police. 3Former BDO world champ Scott Mitchell slammed the organisation chiefs as 'cringe-worthy'Credit: Rex Features 3BDO chief Des Jacklin was panned for his lockdown mega journey to reclaim the trophy The trophy had been reclaimed by cops from 2020 winner Wayne Warren, who wanted to keep it after being paid just £23,000 for winning the title 13 months ago. Dozens and dozens of darts fans slated Jacklin for taking back the silverware pot and accusing him of breaking lockdown rules, which he has denied. Mitchell, who won the Lakeside title in 2015, hit out at the scandal and the demise of the long-standing British...
    (CNN) — It’s been almost a year since Michael Reagan, 50, came down with Covid-19. “I woke up first thing in the morning and I felt really hot and out of breath,” he said, recalling the morning of March 22, 2020. “I went into the bathroom trying to catch my breath, and I immediately coughed up blood into the sink. … I ended up in the hospital that day and tested positive for Covid.” READ MORE: 33-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed In West Baltimore Sunday Reagan said he spent two months in and out of the hospital last spring, with acute Covid-19. But for as hard as that was, what he’s been through since could be considered just as bad, if not worse: His current symptoms include constant pain in his chest, painful nerve pain in his hands and legs, seizures, tremors, and the loss of vision in one eye. “Since...
    In speaking to State of the Union host Dana Bash, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed schools reopening, the historic, horrifying milestone of the number of American lives lost to COVID-19, the importance of getting more people vaccinated, and the big question as of late: When can we finally stop wearing masks? Given that some people still refuse to wear masks at all, it’s no surprise that Fauci is not terribly eager to give a declarative timeline on when we can safely return to normal. After all, projections are one thing, and, as we’ve seen when restaurants refused to close and people meltdown over being asked to wear face masks indoors, what people actually do to help stop the spread is another. Bash asked Fauci if he thinks people in the U.S. will still be wearing masks in 2022, as well as when we’ll finally return to some degree of normality. "You know,...
    CNN fact checker Daniel Dale said Sunday that former President Donald Trump’s absence from the national stage means more time to fact check other people. Dale spoke with Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” about how the practice of fact checking was changing since Trump left the White House. (RELATED: ‘It Is Consequence Culture’: Brian Stelter Says Lou Dobbs Was Not A Victim Of ‘Cancel Culture’) WATCH: Stelter began by asking Dale and Politifact’s Angie Drobnic Holan whether they felt that fact checking was “easier” with Trump no longer in office. “I see a lot of things that have nothing to do with Trump or Biden. Has the end of the Trump Administration freed you up for other fact checking?” Stelter asked. (RELATED: CNN’s Fact-Checker Says ‘No Equivalence’ Between Trump And Democrats’ Lies) Holan said that the transition had been interesting, saying, “certainly Trump was a very distinctive president...
    There were roughly 2.16 million people living in California in 1908. Only one of them is known to still be here, alive and breathing in the Golden State. Through 21 presidential administrations, two once-in-a-century pandemics, the fall of foreign empires and the birth of a thousand new ways of life, she has quietly gone about her daily business in Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Edie Ceccarelli, who turned 113 earlier this month, is believed to be the oldest living native Californian in the state. Her birthday has become something of a minor holiday in the Northern California town of Willits, where community members have gathered for birthday blowouts since she turned 100 back in 2008. “We’re a small town,” said Willits resident and family friend Marnye Sylvander. “She’s kind of an icon for us here.” When Ceccarelli (nee Recagno and, later, Keenan) was born on Feb. 5, 1908, in Willits,...
    New York : Dependents ages 17-24 did not receive the $ 500 per dependent child from the first stimulus check or the $ 600 from the second. Photo: ALI AL-SAADI / . Dependents between the ages of 17 and 24 were excluded from receiving the first two stimulus checks, as those payments were only given to ‘eligible dependent children’, and the IRS considers these children to be those under the age of 17. This caused 17- and 18-year-old high school kids still living with their parents were not eligible to receive a $ 500 stimulus check that occurred during the first round. For the second stimulus check, in which each dependent was given an extra $ 600, it was also avoided to give this money to the group between 17 and 24 years old, all in order to keep the cost of the second relief...
    (CNN)Yan Dhanda has been a leading light in helping Swansea City return to the Premier League, but he is also driven by the fact he's one of only a handful of British Asian footballers playing professionally in the United Kingdom.Dhanda, whose father was born in England to Indian parents, says he's excited by the idea of breaking barriers and being a role model.But being a role model isn't easy.Following Swansea's FA Cup defeat to Manchester City on February 10, Dhanda was subjected to racist abuse on Instagram. He later said Facebook, which owns Instagram, had added "more fuel for hate" by not banning the account from its platform, instead only restricting the user from sending private messaged "for a set period of time.""That's why receiving the abuse hurt me so much, because I'm so proud of where I come from, and so for individuals to try and abuse me because...
    A nurse named Emily Grigsby braved the bitter cold to care for her senior neighbors during the recent severe weather conditions in Texas. “The 39-year-old nurse has been tending to the elderly residents in her Austin neighborhood over the last week when freezing temperatures caused by Winter Storm Uri hit Texas,” People reported Thursday. As countless Texans endured power outages, they also grappled with a water shortage that left them with no drinking water or a way to wash themselves. On Thursday, Grigsby traveled through 32-degree weather to get to an elderly neighbor who was burned when she melted snow to fill her toilet. “We’re now melting snow on the stove to flush out toilets with, and she accidentally poured the pot of boiling water on her leg,” said Grigsby, who is a mom to two boys. “It’s getting kind of crazy around here.” When the storm swept through the area...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — PNC Park played home to another Allegheny Health Network COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic Saturday. 3,500 people flocked to the stadium in waves. The 3,500 people vaccinated is believed the highest number of people vaccinated since the 1950s and 1,000 more people than their previous clinic. READ MORE: PNC Park Clinic Believed To Be Largest One-Day Vaccination Clinic In Pittsburgh Since 1950s As smaller pharmacies struggle to get their regular vaccine doses, AHN is vaccinating thousands of people at a time. One doctor says if it weren’t for the slow rollout, it could be thousands more. “We’ve been trying for a couple of months but once we got the number to call, we were in the luck of the draw I guess,” said Diane Igims “We’re 84, we wanted it right away but couldn’t get it right away, so this was fast for us,” said Theresa Kostolansky....
    Reports of New York City’s demise have been exaggerated. It’s still home to the richest people on the planet. The city has the biggest number of individual homeowners with an ultra-high net worth, which is defined as $30 million or above, according to Barron’s. A new study titled, “Spotlight on the World’s Leading Markets for the Wealthy: Residential Real Estate 2021,” found that 24,660 members of the $30 million and higher net worth group had either a primary or secondary residence in New York as of December 2020. Coming in second, according to the report, was Los Angeles, which is home to 16,295 such people. LA was followed by London ( with 14,485 ultra-high-net-worth residents), Hong Kong (14,235) and Paris (7,035.) New York may have the biggest number of the ultra-wealthy but the prize for the highest density of the mega-rich belongs to Monaco, where one in 29 residents meet...
    Eric Gay/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Days after a historic winter storm in Texas brought snow, ice, below-freezing temperatures, and a catastrophic power grid failure, the state is finally starting to thaw—but millions of people still don’t have access to water. At the peak of the storm, more than 4 million people across Texas were in the dark. The state’s independent power grid, not designed to withstand freezing temperatures, failed as demand far outstripped supply. Though Texas officials were warned in 2011 that this very scenario could occur, they still failed to prepare for the disaster. Now, the power has come back for the vast majority of Texans, but their problems are just beginning. Approximately 14.9 million people don’t have water in their homes. When temperatures plummeted, Texas officials told residents to...
    Texas is waking up this morning with no more than a handful of power outages and a grid capacity that far exceeds demand. In no small part, this is because output from wind turbines doubled in the last 24 hours and is set to reach 22,000 gigawatts today. That’s not because wind turbines have suddenly stopped being frozen. It’s just because there’s more wind.  But even though the lights are on, and likely to stay that way, spot prices for electricity in Texas are still running three to five times normal rates. Across the state, hundreds of broken water mains and thousands of fractured pipes in homes are still to be repaired. Even where water is flowing again, millions of Texans are under boil orders that will linger for days. On top of all this, supermarket shelves in many areas of Texas are bare, due to a trifecta of issues: Prolonged...
    Many of the millions of Texans who have been without power for days since a winter storm unhinged their power grid have got it back, but the crisis is far from over in parts of the southern state where people lack clean water. Nearly 185,000 homes and businesses were still dark as of Friday morning according to the website poweroutage.us, compared with about 3 million two days ago. Authorities said there could still be limited selective blackouts. More than 335,000 people from Virginia to Louisiana were without power and 71,000 in Oregon suffered a week-long power outage after a massive ice and snow storm. Ice and snow drifted into the Appalachians, northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania and the northeast. The weather killed at least 57 people, including a 17-year-old girl who fell into a frozen lake in Oklahoma on Thursday, according to the Oklahoma state highway patrol. Many people perished...
    This beloved store is back from the dead Most Dependable Cars in America According to J.D. Power Unique Tip If Your Car Has Automatic Headlights Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/5 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life Dr. Fauci Warns That It's Still Too Risky to Do This With the Vaccine With two effective and safe COVID vaccines on the market and another in the process of approval, the U.S. may be on its way to achieving herd immunity. In order to reach that goal faster, people have sought ways to hasten the vaccine rollout. Multiple recent studies have found that just one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines could be enough to provide protection. But while this may seem like the perfect plan to speed things along, White House COVID adviser Anthony Fauci, MD, has...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s been one month since Minnesota restaurants were given the green light to reopen at 50% capacity. But what seemed like a big breakthrough has, for some, yielded a disappointing response. After two mandatory shutdowns Minnesota restaurants are open, but at times it’s hard to tell. READ MORE: 1 Year After The Princess Cruise, Minnesota Couple Reflects On The Early Days Of The Pandemic At J.R. Mac’s in St. Paul, since indoor dining opened up, takeout business has almost completely dried up — down from 30 to two orders a night. “We are not seeing people in, obviously for lunch or dinner, or filling the seats in the restaurant,” server Amy Green said. “We still need the support. I don’t think that people understand even though we are open and we are at 50%, we are not getting the business we need.” With 20 years in the...
    This new deadline was mentioned during a video conference with parliamentarians from the majority, and reported to . by participants. The Elysee has not confirmed, but the executive is monitoring very closely the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic, in particular the rise of more contagious variants, to see if it can avoid more stringent measures like a re-containment, still advocated by some scientists. In this context, Prime Minister Jean Castex, on a visit to Bordeaux, once again called for responsibility: “Now is not the time to relax. We have succeeded in avoiding re-containment, but it is very fragile. We must continue to be very disciplined, united, and confident, “he said during a meeting with readers of South West. To cope with the risks posed by the new variants, the isolation period has been reduced from seven to ten days for those infected. Their progress worries in several regions, as...
    Miami : The polar cold and the snow storms that have hit the United States for several days continued this Friday, although they should subside by the weekend, especially in the south of the country, according to meteorological services. “The unusually cold week in the southern plains will end this weekend with the entry of a depression with warmer air,” the National Weather Service (NWS) said Friday. However, the cold wave persisted this Friday, from Dallas to New York, with snow storms forecast for the east coast, particularly in the New England region (northeast), and heavy rains in North and South Carolina. Accustomed to waves of heat, not cold, southern states such as Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi still register freezing temperatures, although thermometers are expected to rise Saturday in the Texas cities of Houston and Austin, with marks of about 10º Celsius. More than 180,000 homes were still...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For owner Antonetta “Toni” Binanti, Rudy’s in Ridgewood is more than a cafe. “What is Rudy’s? Rudy’s is my home,” she said. READ MORE: Indoor Dining Can Increase To 35% Capacity Next Week In New York City When the German-American bakery opened in 1936, its signage bore the word konditorei, the German word for a pastry shop. These days, a distinctive blue and white awning still displays the word. Treats made from the shop’s original recipes, including black forest cake, sit behind an 80-plus-year-old glass showcase. “Even though things are changing, people still love the old cakes,” Binanti said. Born in Southern Italy, she immigrated to the United States in 1973. When her family bought Rudy’s seven years later, they brought updates without sacrificing traditional flavor. The Rudy’s version of the German cake bienenstich layers coffee cake and custard with caramelized cashews. It’s displayed alongside newer additions like...
    (CNN)It's been almost a year since Michael Reagan, 50, came down with Covid-19."I woke up first thing in the morning and I felt really hot and out of breath," he said, recalling the morning of March 22, 2020. "I went into the bathroom trying to catch my breath, and I immediately coughed up blood into the sink. ... I ended up in the hospital that day and tested positive for Covid."Reagan said he spent two months in and out of the hospital last spring, with acute Covid-19.But for as hard as that was, what he's been through since could be considered just as bad, if not worse: His current symptoms include constant pain in his chest, painful nerve pain in his hands and legs, seizures, tremors, and the loss of vision in one eye."Since then it has been a roller coaster," he said, with ups and downs, new symptoms, a...
    Many of the millions of Texans who have been without power for days since a winter storm unhinged the power grid have got it back, but the crisis is far from over in parts of the southern state, where people lack clean water. Miami World – AP Nearly 185,000 homes and businesses were still dark as of Friday morning according to the website poweroutage.us, compared to about 3 million two days ago. Authorities said there could still be limited selective blackouts. More than 335,000 people from Virginia to Louisiana were without power and 71,000 in Oregon suffered a week-long power outage after a massive ice and snow storm. Ice and snow drifted into the Appalachians, northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania and the northeast. The weather killed at least 57 people, including a 17-year-old girl who fell into an icy lake in Oklahoma on Thursday, according to the Oklahoma state highway...
    If you know where to look, you can see COVID-19 vaccines starting to save lives in the United States. It’s not in the overall case numbers, though those have been steadily dropping across the United States for weeks. Epidemiologists say there could be a few reasons for that decline: we’re past the holiday seasons surge and people changed their behavior in response to the winter spikes. And by now, many people have antibodies against the virus because of a previous infection. But vaccines probably aren’t a driving factor in that drop — not enough people had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when the decline started, and vaccination rates are still relatively low. Some groups of people, though, have high enough rates of vaccination that the benefits are starting to show. Connecticut was one of the first states to finish vaccinations in long-term care facilities and nursing homes. All...
    Law enforcement in Texas announced on Thursday that they are conducting a manhunt to locate at least 100 illegal immigrants who fled from a refrigerated truck. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said his office received calls of illegal immigrants "being smuggled" into the United States. The migrants, who were packed inside of a truck and pleading for air, fled on foot and disappeared into a wooded area when deputies located the vehicle and made their approach, he added. The truck was parked at a gas station in the San Antonio area. Law enforcement officers were able to apprehend 50 people, but more than four dozen are still on the loose, Salazar said, adding that the majority of those captured were men. No children have been brought into custody, according to CNN. The sheriff expressed concern for the well-being of those still eluding capture because Texas, alongside several other Southern states,...
    Many of the millions of Texans who have been without power for days since a winter storm unhinged the power grid have got it back, but the crisis is far from over in parts of the southern state, where people lack clean water. Miami World – AP Nearly 185,000 homes and businesses were still dark as of Friday morning according to the website poweroutage.us, compared to about 3 million two days ago. Authorities said there could still be limited selective blackouts. More than 335,000 people from Virginia to Louisiana were without power and 71,000 in Oregon suffered a week-long power outage after a massive ice and snow storm. Ice and snow drifted into the Appalachians, northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania and the northeast. The weather killed at least 57 people, including a 17-year-old girl who fell into an icy lake in Oklahoma on Thursday, according to the Oklahoma state highway...
    THE official coronavirus R rate has slightly dropped for the sixth week. The figure - which represents the number of people an infected person will pass Covid onto - is now between 0.6 and 0.9 across the UK, Sage said today. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates...   3The official R rate estimate It's the lowest R range seen since the Government first started publishing the figures in May 2020. Last week the R number across the UK 0.7 and 0.9, with the rate across England the same. When the R is below 1, it means transmission is low enough for the epidemic to shrink - but greater than 1, it suggests the outbreak is growing. The R rate peaked in the week of January 8, when it was between 1 and 1.4. It slowly rose from a low of 0.8 to 1 at the start...
    Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a deadly winter blast that overloaded the power grid and left millions of people shaking this week. However, the crisis is far from over in parts of the south, where many people remain without clean water. Miami World / AP In Texas on Thursday, some 325,000 homes and businesses were still without power, a much smaller number from 3 million the day before, although power company officials said there were still potential for staggered blackouts. The storms also left more than 320,000 homes and businesses without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Some 70,000 power outages persisted after an ice storm in eastern Kentucky, while nearly 67,000 users were without power in West Virginia. And more than 100,000 customers were still without power Thursday in Oregon, a week after a massive snow and ice storm. Maria Pope,...
    AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Hundreds of thousands of North Texans who lost power for days after deadly winter weather overwhelmed the electric grid now have it back, but the crisis is far from over because many people in the state, and across the South, lack safe drinking water. About 325,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Texas on Thursday, down from about 3 million a day earlier, though utility officials said limited rolling blackouts were still possible. READ MORE: Train Just South Of Downtown Fort Worth Derails Overnight The storms also left more than 450,000 from West Virginia to Louisiana without power and 100,000 in Oregon were still enduring a weeklong outage following a massive ice and snow storm. In the Houston area, a family died from carbon monoxide as their car idled in their garage. A woman and her three grandchildren were killed in a fire that authorities said...
    MAJOR sporting events might still get the green light for this summer  - meaning Euro 2020 and Wimbledon could go ahead.  The football and tennis tournaments might still be “possible” and could be the “catalysts to give people hope” during a post-lockdown summer.  7Euro 2020 was postponed from last summer to 2021Credit: Reuters 7Sadiq Khan said that he believes it will be "possible" for major sporting events to go ahead this summerCredit: Kyodo News Stills - Getty Mayor of London Sadiq Khan believes that the sporting and cultural events in the capital could be a “springboard to recovery” post-lockdown. But he insists that they must go ahead safely, with fans from the UK in stadiums rather than overseas expected to attend.  Football's European Championship was delayed by a year due to the pandemic, with Uefa still hopeful of staging the tournament in 12 cities - including London and Glasgow.  Scenarios...
    (KHN)Opening another front in the nation's response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors.Boston Medical Center, which runs the oldest in-home medical service in the country, started doing this Feb. 1. Wake Forest Baptist Health, a North Carolina health system, followed a week later.In Miami Beach, Florida, fire department paramedics are delivering vaccines to frail seniors in their own homes. In East St. Louis, Missouri, a visiting nurse service is offering at-home vaccines to low-income, sick older adults who receive food from Meals on Wheels.In central and northern Pennsylvania, Geisinger Health, a large health system, has identified 500 older homebound adults and is bringing vaccines to them. Nationally, the Department of Veterans Affairs has provided more than 11,000 vaccines to veterans who receive primary medical care at home.Grocery store workers have been...
    (CNN)Authorities in Texas are searching for at least 100 undocumented immigrants they say fled from a refrigerated truck parked at a gas station in the San Antonio area, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said at a press conference Thursday. Salazar said authorities received a call that "undocumented immigrants were being smuggled into the country" and that they were pleading for air. When deputies found the truck, they saw saw people jumping off it. As other deputies arrived, "a large crowd of people poured out of the truck and ran to the woods," Salazar said. At least 50 people have been detained, among them 38 men and 12 women, who were all found to be in good health after being examined by emergency workers, Salazar said. There were no children among those detained. But there are still others who are unaccounted for and Salazar says that is worrisome given the frigid...
    CASES of the coronavirus are still rising in 13 areas in England and this interactive map reveals if your local authority is on the list. Data from Public Health England (PHE) states that over the last seven days cases have fallen in 96 per cent of places. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... The fall in cases comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to launch an advertising blitz which will urge Brits to give it one more push in the third national coronavirus lockdown. Mr Johnson will reveal his roadmap out of restrictions on February 22 and the new adverts will urge people to stay at home in order to get Brits over the line when it comes to curbing infection rates. Mr Johnson vowed to be driven by data not dates in his “cautious and prudent” lifting of Covid restrictions, starting...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Many of the millions of Texans who lost power for days after a deadly winter blast overwhelmed the electric grid now have it back, but the crisis was far from over in parts of the South with many people lacking safe drinking water. About 325,000 homes and businesses remained without power in Texas on Thursday, down from about 3 million a day earlier, though utility officials said limited rolling blackouts were still possible. The storms also left more than 450,000 from West Virginia to Louisiana without power and 100,000 in Oregon were still enduring a weeklong outage following a massive ice and snow storm. The snow and ice moved into the Appalachians, northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, and later the Northeast as the extreme weather was blamed for the deaths of at least 56 people, with a growing toll of those who perished trying to keep...
    Power was restored to more homes and businesses Thursday in states hit by a winter storm that overloaded the power grid and left millions of people shaking this week. However, the crisis is far from over in parts of the south, where many people remain without clean water. In Texas, some 325,000 homes and businesses were still without power Thursday, a far smaller number than the 3 million the day before, although power company officials said there were still potential for staggered blackouts. The storms also left more than 320,000 homes and businesses without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. There were still 70,000 customers without power in eastern Kentucky, while nearly 67,000 customers were without power in West Virginia. And more than 100,000 customers were still without power in Oregon, a week after a colossal snow and ice storm. Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric, expressed confidence that,...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Yes, Nintendo has changed in recent years and in some areas the company has become more flexible, however, the Japanese work culture and the link with its own history are elements that not even time can diminish and in the case of the house of Super Mario Bros. is no different. Recently, Shuntaro Furukawa, president of the company, spoke about it and acknowledged that the legacy of his predecessors continues to be present. The ideas of Yamauchi and Iwata remain in the philosophy of Nintendo During an interview with Nikkei (via VGC), Shuntaro Furukawa spoke about Nintendo’s success at the moment and the changes and adjustments that had to be made to put the company in the position it is today. In that sense, the president of Nintendo pointed out that it was necessary...
    LOS ANGELES -- Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is disclosing that she battled COVID-19 and is still suffering from lingering effects."I had COVID-19 early on, and it left me with some long-tail fatigue and brain fog," she posted on her Goop website."In January, I had tests done that showed really high levels of inflammation in my body."The 48-year-old Oscar winner is one of millions of people that are suffering lingering effects from the virus.She says a doctor cautioned her that "this was a case where the road to healing was going to be longer than usual."RELATED | COVID 'long haulers' see lingering symptoms for monthsEMBED More News Videos Many patients who initially experienced milder COVID-19 symptoms are now showing up at the doctor's office months later with debilitating problems. They're being called "long-haulers." While experts are still studying the long-term effects of COVID-19, there have been many documented instances of "long-haulers" who...
    (Reuters) - Two people were found dead at a Dallas home on Thursday after two police officers were shot responding to a "major disturbance" call. The two officers, who are in a stable condition in hospital, were dispatched to the residence in Old Dallas East about 11 a.m. after receiving information that a man had threatened to hurt his wife and reports of shots fired. "Once the officers were on the scene, they were met with gunfire," police chief Eddie Garcia said at a press conference, adding that both officers were wounded in the lower legs and their injuries were not life-threatening. Garcia, who did not take questions at the short press conference, did not give any details on the sequence of events and no arrests were announced. Dallas Police later reported on Facebook that a man and a woman were found dead inside the home. No other details were...
    Power was restored on Thursday to some homes and businesses in Texas following a deadly winter storm that is now headed eastward and has killed at least three dozen people. But many people remain without safe drinking water and nearly half a million homes are still without electricity. The storms also left more than 320,000 homes and businesses without power in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. About 70,000 power outages persisted after an ice storm in eastern Kentucky, while nearly 67,000 were without electricity in West Virginia. Leovardo Perez, right, fills a water jug using a hose from a public park water spigot Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Houston.  (AP) Snow and ice moved into the Appalachians, northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania, and later the Northeast. Back-to-back storms left 15 inches of snow in Little Rock, Arkansas. More than three dozen people have died while trying to keep warm....
    February 18, 2021 5:05 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. Almost a million people in the United States continue this Thursday for the third consecutive day without electricity supply due to two winter storms that advance from the south to the northeast of the country and have caused dozens of deaths. According to the US media, there are between 30 and 40 deaths related to the storms, including people who perished from carbon monoxide poisoning from the use of combustion stoves indoors. The PowerOutage.us platform, which tracks power outages, indicated that on Thursday morning in Texas alone there were at least 515,137 users affected by blackouts. Another 193,456 were in similar condition in Mississippi, 121,339 in Louisiana, 106,165 in Oregon, 68,730 in Kentucky, 63,424 in West Virginia, 34,914 in Virginia, 12,532 in Ohio and 10,758 in North Carolina. Freezing rains and snowfall from Texas, in the south of...
    Power outages and freezing temperatures continue to throttle Texas. People without heat or safe water are heading to warming centers or gathering in the homes of friends who have the lights on. The most pressing concern for many Texans right now is keeping warm, finding food, and making sure their water is safe to drink. But in the background is the ever-present threat of COVID-19 — which could spread in those indoor spaces. COVID-19 cases in Texas are declining right now, like they are in most of the country, but thousands of cases are still reported each day. Hospitalization rates are still high. The ongoing pandemic means that any other disaster, like the freeze, is layering on top of a baseline emergency. “It’s broadened everything into a compound disaster, where you have more than one problem happening at the same time,” says Kristina Dahl, a senior climate scientist at...
    DALLAS—Residents of Fort Worth erupted in outrage when a cheerleading competition scheduled to take place at a convention center appeared as if it might displace, however briefly, people already reeling from catastrophic Winter Storm Uri. By Thursday afternoon, it was unclear if that event was still taking place, with one city communications staffer telling The Daily Beast they were “told the entire event was canceled,” referring inquiries to another spokesperson. That spokesperson, in turn, said they were uncertain on the status of the event and that they were waiting to hear from the client and city officials on a decision. A spokesperson for Mayor Betsy Price did not immediately respond to a request for comment. As of Thursday morning, a schedule hosted by the hospitality industry of Fort Worth showed that a Spirit Celebration event, which aims to provide a “Disney-like atmosphere” for attending cheerleaders and coaches, was slated...
    Savannah Rychcik February 18, 2021 0 Comments Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead House impeachment manager, is pointing to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment as a way to bar former President Donald Trump from ever holding office again. During ABC News’ “Powerhouse Politics” podcast on Wednesday, Raskin said, “Donald Trump’s status as a political actor in America is very dubious because of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment which says that people who engaged in armed insurrection and rebellion against the union after swearing an oath to us shall not be able to hold public office again.” Raskin mentioned the way the amendment was designed to be used after the Civil War. “Donald Trump is right in, you know, the bullseye middle of that group and so, he really does fulfill exactly the constitutional prohibition there,” he explained. Listen to his remarks below: He was asked if...
    Fewer than 1 million people were still without power in Texas as of Thursday morning, the lowest number in four days, but many lacked potable water after winter storms devastated all utilities. | 02/18/2021 |ionicons-v5-c09: 01 | AP | Texas, USA- Strong forecast snowfall and ice in the Appalachians, northern Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania with the displacement of the climate wintry to the northeast for the evening. It is attributed to climate the death of more than 30 people, some of them inside their homes. In the zone of Houston, a family died in their car, drowned by carbon monoxide fumes. A grandmother and three children were killed when flames escaped from the fireplace. In TexasSome 560,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday, compared with 3 million the day before. But the manager of the state power grid, who is criticized for responding to the winter...
    Power has been restored to more Texans, with fewer than half a million homes still without electricity. But many people were still without safe drinking water after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and utilities this week. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 7 million people have been ordered to boil their water before consuming it, following days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes. The cold weather is driving people to do things and go places they wouldn’t have imagined just a few days ago out of fear of putting themselves in danger of getting infected by the coronavirus. Without heat or running water, some are staying with relatives or friends, or flocking to shelters or even stores to escape the intolerable conditions. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, infectious...
    Power has been restored to more Texans, with fewer than half a million homes still without electricity. But many people were still without safe drinking water after winter storms wreaked havoc on the state’s power grid and utilities this week. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 7 million people have been ordered to boil their water before consuming it, following days of record low temperatures that damaged infrastructure and froze pipes. The cold weather is driving people to do things and go places they wouldn’t have imagined just a few days ago out of fear of putting themselves in danger of getting infected by the coronavirus. Without heat or running water, some are staying with relatives or friends, or flocking to shelters or even stores to escape the intolerable conditions. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City has already surpassed its typical snow total for the year. One would think people would be tired of winter weather by now, but CBS2’s Natalie Duddridge met plenty of New Yorkers who are still loving the snow. RELATED: NYPD: Suspect Arrested In Possible Anti-Asian Attack On Woman In Queens There were people waiting in line to go skating at Bryant Park on Thursday morning, but the rink was closed around noon because there was too much snow to keep the rink clear. “Aw man, that groundhog was right,” one person said. Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, after seeing his shadow on Feb. 2. LINKS: Check The Latest Forecast | Winter Storm Survival Guide “We always hear about predictions of big snow every year, and it’s always five inches, three inches, a light brushing here and there,” said commuter Alex Cepero. “I’m a big...
    The IRS announced that all first and second stimulus payments have been issued.If you're still waiting on a payment, chances are this isn't the news you want to hear.But, there can be a solution.The agency said it issued 160 million payments to people across the country, totaling $270 billion.And more than 147 million payments in the second round totaled over $142 billion.RELATED: When will I get stimulus check? How to redeem payment using IRS Recovery Rebate Tax CreditBut those who have been checking the mailbox daily for their missing stimulus payments, and finding it empty, are probably frustrated.The IRS is reminding people that in order to recoup your missing stimulus payment, you need to fill out a recovery rebate credit form when filing your taxes. That includes people who do not traditionally file taxes, like people who receive Social Security or disability benefits.The ABC7 I-Team has received many calls from...