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    WHITEHALL, Pa. (KDKA) — Police say they arrested a man who made threats on social media to “blow up” a state office building and get “gunned down by the police.” On Thursday, the Mt. Lebanon police say the suspect was taken into custody without incident. Police say they found numerous weapons and components used to make improvised explosive devices in the man’s car. He also allegedly posted threats to the CIA headquarters in Washington, D.C. Please see this important release about tonights incident. Thank you, pic.twitter.com/WDClXBWGqj — Mt. Lebanon Police (@MtLebanonPolice) July 10, 2020 Before the suspect was in custody, the Whitehall Borough Police Department put out an alert for an individual, who was potentially armed and dangerous, driving a white Mercedes sedan. Mt. Lebanon police say they spotted the driver near Woodhaven Drive, where the man was taken into custody. The police searched and secured the...
    Protests took place outside the National Assembly in the Serbian capitol of Belgrade on Tuesday and Wednesday in response to a possible weekend curfew to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The protests largely began peaceful, until some protesters broke into the building and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. Far-right nationalists have been blamed for inciting violence. The protests came after Serbia saw its deadliest day of the pandemic, with 13 deaths and 299 cases reported Tuesday. On Thursday, authorities announced a ban on gatherings of 10 people or more in Belgrade.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On Tuesday evening, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced the country would implement stricter lockdown measures due to a recent coronavirus spike, which would include imposing bans on large gatherings and placing a weekend curfew on Belgrade. Following this statement, several thousand anti-lockdown protesters gathered in front of...
    The Nassau Coliseum still getting no love, which makes it that more appealing to Islanders fans By: Rob Taub July 9, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Islanders fans love Nassau Coliseum. As the true home of the franchise since its inception in 1972, it’s one of those places that many have a deep connection with. To many, the Coliseum is their own unique, quirky, old but now slightly renovated fossil smack dab in the middle of Hempstead Turnpike. The place has a charm to it, which is also why anytime another fan base or writers like to call out its deficiencies, Isles fans will defend the place till the very end. The Athletic NHL came out with its arena rankings yesterday, and to no ones surprise, they ranked the Coliseum the second-worst arena...
    Twitter erupted into a frenzy following the news that the social media site may start charging members to use the platform. A job listing was spotted on the firm's career page that reveals it is working on a subscription platform 'Gryphon' and it is looking for engineers to help with the development. Users flocked to the social media site to express their frustrations, with some saying Twitter should be paying them to use the platform. The position is for a senior full-stack software engineer that would work closely with the Twitter.com and Payments teams. Although the post does not reveal details of the system, it does suggest that 'this is a first for Twitter,' and it may include a payment feature. A job listing was spotted on the firm's career page that reveals it is working on a subscription platform 'Gryphon' and it is looking for engineers to help...
    A judge was urged to punish embattled real estate tycoon Mohamed Hadid over his exclusive interview with DailyMail.com in which he branded the court decision to tear down his controversial Los Angeles mega-mansion as 'racist'. Last week, the Muslim Palestinian-American multi-millionaire told DailyMail.com: 'I've been all over the world and I've never seen such prejudice against my kind, my religion. It's crazy, it's a total abortion of justice. 'In my opinion, and I hate to say it, this whole thing is prejudice against me, who I am and my religion. They're racist. Absolute racist.' On Wednesday at LA Superior Court in Santa Monica, attorney Gary Lincenberg - representing the neighbors suing Hadid over the half-built 'monstrosity' - lashed out at the developer's explosive comments. 'Mr Hadid called the court racist,' Lincenberg told Judge Craig Karlan, asking him to use his powers to 'sanction' (punish) Hadid. 'It's a very serious matter.'...
    A former Marine and college wide receiver was able to catch a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building by his mother, dramatic cellphone footage shows.  Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot after hearing calls for help and was able to save Jamison Long from the flames on the third floor balcony.  He told ABC it was all  'instinct', adding: 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it.' Jamison,'s 30-year-old mother, Rachel Long, died in the blaze. Blanks said: 'She's the real hero of the story because she made the ultimate sacrifice to save her children.'  Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot to try and help.He was able to save the child from the flames on the third floor balcony Blanks, who now works in the security industry, is a former wide receiver...
    Phillip Blanks played wide receiver at a college in Southern California, but the greatest catch he ever made in his life came long after his playing career ended.Heart-stopping video shows Blanks diving to catch a 3-year-old boy thrown off the balcony of a burning building in Phoenix on July 3."Instinct. There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it," he told our sister station KABC-TV in recalling the moment.Another nearby family was forced to throw their son and dog to safety as their unit burned down as well.Phoenix police said the two children rescued from the first unit have serious but non life-threatening burns. The children's 30-year-old mother died in the fire. Their father was at work when the blaze broke out.The cause is still under investigation.Blanks, 28, said he was raised with the mindset of always looking to help others. He served in the U.S. Marines and...
    Phillip Blanks played wide receiver at a college in Southern California.But the greatest catch he ever made in his life came long after his playing career ended.Heart-stopping video shows Blanks diving to catch a 3-year-old boy thrown off the balcony of a burning building in Phoenix."Instinct. There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it," he told Eyewitness News in recalling the moment.EMBED More News Videos It was a heart-stopping moment -- a mother trapped inside a burning Phoenix apartment. Her last action was flinging her 3-year-old son to safety off the third-floor balcony. The 28-year-old says he was raised with the mindset of always looking to help others: He served in the U.S. Marines and now works in the security industry.And of course his time as a wide receiver at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo was a big help too."I know how to catch," he says. "I've...
    The coronavirus crisis is by no means over, but already evictions are restarting in some areas as they relax moratoriums put in place as shutdowns began—and as many as 20% of renters are at risk of eviction by Sept. 30. “That wave [of evictions] has already begun. We are trying to prevent it from becoming a tsunami,” National Low Income Housing Coalition president Diane Yentel told The Washington Post.  The eviction wave is yet another part of the pandemic that is set to hurt Black and Latino people disproportionately. More than two in five Latino and Black renters told the U.S. Census Bureau they were unlikely to be able to pay rent or would have to defer payment, in contrast with one in five white renters. That racial disparity is already playing out in Milwaukee, where evictions resumed in late May and, in June, two-thirds of evictions filed were in majority-Black neighborhoods. The...
    At least three suspects have been arrested in connection with last week's massacre of 27 people at a drug rehabilitation facility in central Mexico. The office of the Guanajuato State Attorney General announced the arrests Sunday night, indicating the men were captured in an operation led by the state police. A spokesperson told DailyMail.com that state attorney general Carlos Zamarripa was scheduled to give additional information Monday. An image of the aftermath of the July 1 massacre at a rehabilitation center in Irapuato, Mexico, shows a man (circled) getting to his feet after the police arrive after at least four men broke into the building and opened fire on patients, killing 27 people and wounding four Still image from a video shot inside the central Mexico rehab center shows patients dancing and singing religious verses before a gang barged into the building and opened fire RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Fort Snelling is the oldest building in Minnesota. Education Images / Getty The oldest buildings in the US have interesting and diverse histories.  Fort Snelling in Minnesota, Castillo de San Marcos in Florida, and Fort Mackinac in Michigan were all started for military reasons.  Some of the oldest buildings are log cabins, like the Joel Eddins House in Alabama and the Louis Arriandeaux Log House in Iowa. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The oldest architecture in the US ranges from military forts to Catholic missions to log cabins. From New Mexico's Acomo Pueblo, which has 250 structures that have been continuously inhabited since the 12th century, to the White Horse Tavern, a bar in Newport, Rhode Island, that opened its doors in 1673, America's buildings are as historic as they are diverse.  Keep scrolling to read about the oldest building in every state.
    Fireworks are seen lighting up the sky on July 04, 2020 in New York City/ Arturo Holmes/Getty Images Across the country, cities cancelled their Fourth of July celebrations due to coronavirus concerns, but New York City's annual Macy's fireworks show went ahead atop the Empire State Building. During the five days leading up to July 4th, Macy's launched unannounced five-minute shows in each of the city's boroughs. The secrecy was meant to prevent large crowds from gathering. Photos show the dazzling display. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Though the typical Fourth of July celebrations in New York City were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Macy's fireworks show went ahead with a finale atop the Empire State Building. Each day during the lead-up to July 4, starting on June 29, Macy's launched unannounced five-minute fireworks shows across the city in each borough. The secrecy...
    Grammy-winner rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West took to Twitter on Independence Day to announce that he is “running for president of the United States.” “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States!” tweeted West on Saturday. While the rapper did elaborate on when he would try to run for president, he did include the hashtag #2020VISION in his tweet. We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States
    An apartment building in Siberia has begun to split in half as record high temperatures in the region melted the region's top layers of permafrost, leaving the building on unsteady ground. The shocking event took place in a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of Yakutsk, a city in eastern Siberia that's just 280 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Late one night in June after being awoken by a loud cracking noise, residents in three of the building's apartments noticed cracks in their walls.
    Nowadays, you don’t need a degree in computer programming or experience in graphic design to make your own game—all you need is GameGuru. GameGuru offers a game creation process that is designed for those who have zero experience in gaming. It allows you to easily build your own game world, which you can populate with unique characters, stellar buildings, and usable weapons.  When you buy The Complete GameGuru Bundle, you will receive seven packs of assets, such as buildings and scenery items, that are great for adding special effects to your game. Plus, since they effortlessly install directly into your GameGuru library, all you have to do is drag the asset of your choice into your game and watch as it comes to life.  Here’s a quick rundown of what is included in each pack: Mega Pack 1 contains 530+ game-ready assets including those in styles such as Arabic town, Asian cyberpunk,...
    You might call it poetic, if it weren’t so painful. Donald Trump won the White House largely on a campaign of shutting America’s borders to pretty much everyone other than people of European descent. “Why are we having all these people from s—hole countries come here?” he once asked, about Haitians, Salvadorans and Africans. “We should have more people from places like Norway.” So what should one conclude about America’s own proximity to Trump’s global latrine now that “places like Norway” have decided to keep their borders indefinitely closed to us? Among the list of nations to which Norway and the rest of Europe will soon reopen for travel are three from the continent that Trump flushed down the toilet: Algeria, Morocco and Rwanda. Canada is also on the list. So is China, assuming it reciprocates. But Trump’s America is not, because we are nowhere close to meeting Europe’s criteria for reducing...
    A three-story Brooklyn building housing a gym collapsed Wednesday afternoon, leaving one person injured and a massive pile of rubble and debris strewn on the street. The building at the corner of Court and Union streets in Carroll Gardens came crashing down at around 4:30 p.m. in the tony neighborhood. Officials said that the building – home to Body Elite Gym for the past 36 years – was vacant at the time of the collapse. Firefighters standing near the collapsed multistory building in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of the Brooklyn, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) But the man who was injured was inside the building’s second-floor and was able to escape with minor injuries, FDNY officials said. He was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, sources said. The NYPD was seen using K9 units to search the wreckage in the immediate aftermath of the collapse. FDNY and Department of Buildings...
    A billionaire's $64m palace has burned to the ground in Thailand on the first day it re-opened after the coronavirus locked down. Flames ripped through the Baan Sukhawadee mansion, near the tourist resort of Pattaya in eastern Thailand, this morning.  Staff at the sprawling sea-front palace - packed with priceless oriental antiques and relics - say they heard 'an explosion' and noticed flames shortly after 10am. The inferno engulfed the top of the building as clouds of thick black smoke billowed into the sky, visible for miles around. Fire engines scrambled to the scene but have been unable to control the spread of the blaze. Firemen were still battling the flames more than 12 hours later and continue to trawl through the smoke-charred remains The building has suffered damage worth more than $13million, local media reported, and the inside has been gutted by the inferno RELATED ARTICLES ...
    Breaking News — Santander, Jun 30 . .- The outbreak of COVID-19, detected in a building in Santander, has sparked outrage from many of the residents and merchants in the neighborhood where it is located, which in some cases point to “collapse “of his businesses due to the” stigma “that he believes has caused this focus, of 14 positives, in the area. Only journalists, agents of the National Police and ‘parishioners’ in bars walk these days along the wide street of Nicolas Salmerón, a cross between the entrance and exit to Santander from Bilbao, in which there is very little movement of cars and persons. Of course, everyone who passes by looks first at the television cameras, where patients wait for something new to occur, and at the aforementioned building, where some curious people even take photographs, although rare is the moment when something happens out of the ordinary,...
    New York — Thousands of people live in the largest buildings in Santiago who need to work to survive and cannot stay at home. Since the pandemic hit Santiago de Chile, Johannie has tried to get away from the 774 families living in his building. She is concerned that there are already ten residents infected with coronavirus and her 11-month-old son is immunodeficient. In the 30 square meters that he shares with his mother and child there is a “exaggerated” level of hygiene “He admits,” but keeping a distance from other inhabitants is not easy: the corridors of his building are narrow, there are few elevators, and in the enormous 32-story tower, more than two thousand people live. Although he is sometimes disturbed by the neighbors speaking loudly or wandering the corridors, Johannie does not want to go out, not even to ask them to turn down the volume....
    LITTLE VILLAGE — A Cook County judge rejected the city’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit filed by family members of 10 children who died in a Little Village coach house fire in 2018. Judge Daniel T. Gillespie denied a motion to toss the wrongful death lawsuit against the city and Ald. George Cardenas (12th). Gillespie ruled June 19 it’s up to a jury to determine if the alleged failure of city and Cardenas to crack down on the building owner led to the children’s deaths. Attorney Kevin O’Connor, who represents the mother of three of the children, argued the city and alderman should be held accountable because there were 39 violations at the building and the city allowed people to continue to live there.  “We are excited to move forward … . The city tried to escape liability as they have in the past,” O’Connor said Monday. The decision on...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The H. E. Butt Foundation will begin construction next month on a nearly 10,000-square-foot office and programming space in San Antonio. The single-story development at 140 W. Sunset Road will include an office for the Kerrville-based foundation, as well as meeting spaces for community outreach initiatives. The foundation known for camps and retreats in the Hill Country began doing community outreach in San Antonio three years ago, focusing on programming and initiatives for children and families, as well as training for other nonprofits. The organization, which currently rents an office just north of Alamo Heights, decided to cement a permanent space close by. “We work closely with many nonprofits, congregations and other partners, and want to create a space that allows us to steward that property well and enhance our...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland is honoring longtime state Senate president Mike Miller by renaming its administration building for him. The Main Administration Building in College Park will now be known as the Thomas V. Miller, Jr., Administration Building. In a video announcing the renaming, the university called Miller a visionary leader who helped shape the campus into what it is today. “Senator Miller not only shaped Maryland’s entire system of higher education, he helped build our university’s modern campus, the video said. “He provided state support for dozens of projects, including the Bioscience Research Building, Xfinity Center, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Physical Sciences Complex and Cole Field House.” Miller is the longest-serving state Senate president and advocated for higher education institutions during his tenure. He stepped down in October as he battles prostate cancer.
    The coronavirus has caused another closure in St. Paul: the Animal Humane Society. Chief Executive Officer, Janelle Dixon, announced the closure of the organization’s St. Paul location on Monday, citing difficulties caused by the pandemic and the building’s old age as the reasons behind the decision. The St. Paul shelter by Como Regional Park closed in response to the pandemic in March and the protocols necessary to safely reopen and function under amid COVID-19 “are not feasible given the building’s remaining useful life,” the organization said in a statement. The 70-year-old building has narrow hallways that won’t allow for proper social distancing, for example, and its HVAC system would need a sizable investment to allow for proper ventilation. The building’s age and condition rendered it “functionally obsolete” even before the pandemic and the organization had been planning for several years to replace it, the statement continued, adding that the pandemic...
    The D.C. Council is tinkering with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s plan to incentivize the construction of affordable housing in the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, aiming to strengthen affordability requirements and open the program to include more projects. The council’s housing committee, chaired by Councilwoman Anita Bonds, D-At large, is advancing a series of changes to Bowser’s proposal, which would provide real estate tax abatements for developers building new housing in “high need areas.” Bowser pitched the measure as part of her 2021 budget proposal, building on her previous efforts to identify a need for more housing in wealthy neighborhoods like Chevy Chase, Foxhall Crescents and Palisades. The mayor initially envisioned allowing anyone seeking to build projects with at least 350 residential units in those neighborhoods to seek the tax breaks, and her first draft of the abatements would’ve required developers to set at least one third of those units aside as affordable…...
    Fire officials are investigating a Long Island house fire which caused extensive damage. Nassau County Police reported the department's Arson Bomb Squad is investigating the fire that occurred around 7:39 p.m., Sunday, June 28, in Farmingdale. According to detectives, officers responded to 35 North Maple St. for a report of a fire. Upon arrival, officers observed flames coming from the building.  The Farmingdale Fire Department responded to extinguish the flames with the assistance of South Farmingdale and Bethpage Fire departments.  The fire caused extensive damage to the building, which was empty when police arrived. No injuries were reported. The fire investigation is ongoing with the Nassau County Fire Marshal. 
    Several people are dead after gunmen tried to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Armed with grenades and assault rifles, a group of separatist militia members began a gun battle that lasted almost an hour on Monday in Karachi as the police and paramilitary forces surrounded the exchange. The four gunmen were killed, as were a police officer and two private security guards. The Balochistan Liberation Army, which is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, claimed responsibility for the attack. In this image made from a video, police and investigators gather around a car used by attackers, in Karachi, Pakistan Monday, June 29, 2020. Militants attacked the stock exchange in the Pakistani city of Karachi on Monday, according to police. (AP Photo) The siege began at about 10 a.m. local time, shortly after the exchange opened at 9:30 a.m. The gunfire sent workers...
    Johns Hopkins University completed on Monday the first part of its acquisition of the former Newseum complex at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, where it hopes to start work soon on a major overhaul of the property. The $302.5 million acquisition from the Freedom Forum, which shuttered the museum dedicated to the First Amendment at the close of 2019 to make way for the transaction, was first announced not quite 18 months ago. Hopkins plans to spend another $70 million to acquire the residential portion of the complex, but that transaction is subject to the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act and slated to be completed at a later date, according to MItch Bonanno, chief real estate officer for Hopkins. The Baltimore university plans to begin internal demolition work as soon as next month as the first step in its $200 million-plus renovation and conversion of the former museum into an...
    The Empire State Building has been a symbol of America’s economic might for almost 90 years. Of late, it’s also become a symbol of its struggle with the coronavirus. The once jam-packed 102 stories of the 1,454-square-foot Art Deco skyscraper sit mostly empty in a city in shock from the country’s worst outbreak of COVID-19. Its spire has been lit up with red-and-white flashes to honor emergency workers, a siren in Midtown Manhattan. A week into New York’s second phase of post-lockdown reopening, dozens of the companies with office space in one of the world’s most famous buildings are trying to figure out when, how — even whether — to come back. The same quandary is being played out across the US, and the world. Something so normal as working in a big office block has abruptly become almost unimaginable for many. The June 22 reopening allowed office buildings to...
    A New York socialite who was found dead at the bottom of a trash chute at her luxury Manhattan apartment in 2018 was reportedly 'buried in debt' at the time of her mysterious death. Lara Prychodko, 48, was found dead on July 18, 2018, at her $6,500-per-month apartment at Zeckendorf Towers in Union Square after falling 27 floors. Police investigating her death at the time concluded that she drunkenly fell into the chute by accident. However, famed pathologist Michael Baden later ruled in a private autopsy that the mother-of-one may have been strangled to death before being place in the garbage chute. Nearly two years on, as the mystery surrounding her death continues to persist, her lawyers have filed a lawsuit against her estranged husband David Schlachet that has revealed Prychodko was virtually penniless at the time of her death - and hadn’t been employed for five years. Lara...
    Islamabad, Jun 29 . .- At least seven people, including four insurgents, were killed and three others were injured when a group of armed men attacked the Karachi Stock Exchange in southern Pakistan on Monday with grenades and gunshots. “A group of terrorists tried to enter the building of the Stock Exchange. In the exchange of shots the four attackers died and I can confirm that at least one police officer died,” a police spokesman for the city, Rizwan Patel, told Efe, confirming later the death also of two security guards. The assailants arrived at the building, a high-security area that houses banks and offices, and threw grenades at its front door and then began firing. According to Patel, the security forces and the attackers were involved in a shooting at the entrance of the bag, without the latter being able to access the building. “The security forces have taken...
    Policemen secure an area around a body outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building after a group of gunmen attacked the building in Karachi on June 29, 2020. - A group of gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on June 29, according to police and officials from the trading floor.ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty ImagesGunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday and four assailants were killed, police said. The gunmen attacked the building with grenades and guns, media reported. The building is in a high security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks. "Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car," Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters It was not immediately clear if there are more assailants at large. ...
    By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday and four assailants were killed, police said. The gunmen attacked the building with grenades and guns, media reported. The building is in a high security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks. "Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car," Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters It was not immediately clear if there are more assailants at large. (Writing by Gibran Peshimam; Editing by Robert Birsel) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an attack is underway on the stock exchange building in the country’s financial hub of Karachi. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Renovations are about to begin on the former home to a pharmaceutical company in northern New Hampshire. The 1840s Parker J. Noyes Building on Lancaster's Main Street was named for the former head of a company that invented machinery to sugarcoat pills. Site preparation is scheduled to start Monday, followed by interior demolition work. “This gem of a building is getting a 100-year upgrade,” said Ben Southworth of Garland Mill, construction manager of the renovations to the 11,000 square-foot building. “It's a very significant historic restoration and we’re excited to be part of it.” The Northern Forest Center, which hired Garland Mill, bought the building in 2018 as part of its Community Investment work in Lancaster. The building was named to the state Register of Historic Places at the end of that year. The first floor will provide a new home for two programs of Taproot...
    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University said it will offer a new doctoral degree in building construction that will one one of only a handful of such programs nationwide. An announcement released last week said the program will start when the fall semester begins on Aug. 17 as part of Auburn’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction. The school described the program as a research-based degree that will emphasize emerging and important areas of building construction. The program will be one of seven such programs nationwide, the school said. Students will take an average of three years to complete the program, which aligns with a degree in building sciences and will require 62 semester hours of graduate course work beyond a bachelor’s degree. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Alabama
    A COUPLE have built an amazing home gym during lockdown - saving £11,000 by picking up bargains from B&Q and their local scrapyard. Mum-of-one Jodie Foulger, 34, and partner Andy, 32, from London, were due to be getting married this summer - and were determined coronavirus wouldn't scupper their fitness regime. 9These parents built an amazing home gym in their garden during lockdown 9It cost £900 to build - but could have cost up to £12,000 to buy Andy and Jodie, who works in scientific and medical research, built the garden gym for £900 - a huge saving on the £12,000 they were quoted. Jodie, who's mum to Ariana, six, told LatestDeals.co.uk: “We decided to build the gym because my partner Andy is a huge gym fanatic. “When lockdown hit and the gyms were closed he was not pleased. So I said ‘let’s build one!’ "I also wanted to use the...
    BRITAIN urgently needs to get building again to shore up the economy as we come out of the pandemic lockdown. So we applaud Boris Johnson’s mission to speed up vital projects for roads, railways, hospitals and prisons. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4We applaud Boris Johnson’s mission to speed up vital projects for roads, railways, hospitals and prisonsCredit: Crown Copyright Too often Britain has lagged embarrassingly behind other countries in completing major works on time and in budget. But a new task force will put the bellows under key construction schemes so they can be delivered before the next election. With enough political will, this initiative could drag the country’s creaking infrastructure into the 21st century at record speed. Bojo is right to seize this chance to rebuild Britain, and reap the rewards within years rather than decades. But ministers must show more...
    Princeton will remove President Woodrow Wilson’s name from its prestigious public policy school and a residential college. “Wilson’s racism was significant and consequential even by the standards of his own time,” Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton’s president, wrote Saturday. The governor of Mississippi -- the last state with a flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem -- said Saturday he would immediately sign any bill to remove the symbol. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday that he said is intended to protect monuments and statues from “anarchists and left-wing extremists.” The order also would allow the government to prosecute anyone for damaging religious property. Unilever and Coca-Cola Co. joined a growing list of companies ramping up their responses to racial injustice by pulling ads from Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. social media platforms amid debates over their response to posts that may be misleading. JPMorgan Chase & Co. said...
    Some 200 communist officials raided the Sunzhuang Christian Church in China’s Henan province earlier this month, demolishing the building and beating the faithful who tried to interfere, the Christian Post reported Saturday. The large group of personnel from the Zhengzhou High-Tech District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau showed up on the morning of June 12 with cranes and bulldozers and forced their way into the church building. They presented no legal documents but proceeded to empty the church of people before removing the furniture and then razing the edifice to the ground. Two female church members who tried to resist had to be hospitalized for the injuries inflicted by the officials, and one of them lost consciousness after she was thrown to the ground. Officials also arrested a male churchgoer. This was the second time communist officials had stormed the Sunzhuang church in an effort to destroy it. The first, unsuccessful...
    (CNN)New York will light up several major landmarks across the state in the colors of the Pride flag to celebrate Pride weekend. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative in a statement on Friday. "New York is the birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement, and this year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City," Cuomo said. "Lighting these landmarks is just one way we can come together this month and celebrate the progress we've made and send a clear message to the federal government and the world that LGBTQ people are welcomed in this state, and we will never stop fighting for equality." The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge adorned the colors of the transgender flag Friday night, but the rest of the landmarks will light up starting Saturday night including: Read More One World Trade Center Pershing Square Viaduct Kosciuszko Bridge Mid-Hudson Bridge...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people were killed and a third person was critically inured early Saturday when a car crashed into a Kansas City building. Police said in a news release that a witness reported seeing a Ford Mustang and another vehicle speed past around 2 a.m. before the driver of the Mustang lost control. The Mustang then went off the road and into the building. The driver and a passenger in the back seat were pronounced dead at the scene. A front seat passenger was transported to a hospital with critical injuries. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Missouri
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — When Nevada lawmakers convene for a special session to address coronavirus-related budget shortfalls, the normally bustling legislative building will be closed to the public. “Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to prevent the potential spread of the virus, access to the legislative building during the upcoming special session of the Nevada Legislature will be limited to Legislators and essential staff,” Legislative Counsel Bureau Director Brenda Erdoes announced Friday. The Legislature, Erdoes said, plans to broadcast all committee meetings and floor hearings live and allow Nevada residents to exercise their right to public comment via teleconference and through written comments. “Limited media access” will be allowed, however in her statement, Erdoes did not specify any other exceptions that could, for example, allow the local officials, lobbyists or state workers who typically frequent the building to attend in-person. Leaders of the Democrat-controlled Legislature announced last...
    Anthony was selected by the Nuggets but a decision would have changed everything and taken him to the Pistons | Brian Bahr / . Mike D ‘Antoni, current coach of the Houston Rockets, said regarding the 2003 NBA Draft that Darko Milicic would be better than LeBron James. But he was wrong and a new question comes to mind: What would have happened if the Detroit Pistons had chosen Carmelo Anthony instead of Milicic? Did they miss the chance to be a dynasty by not taking Melo? Would the all-star athlete have champion rings? That Pistons team was made up of hardworking players, a core led by Chauncey Billups, Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, and Ben Wallace. They had just come out of an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals against the New Jersey Nets (Today in Brooklyn) and already painted as a contender capable of winning. Ben Wallace on...
    SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Barajas was surprised by his life when, when he opened the parking garage door of the building where he lives, the driver of another vehicle that was in front of him prohibited him from entering, assuring that he was entering the place illegally. “Criminal, I am not going to let you in,” those are the words that Barajas assures were used at the time the suspect blocked the entrance to the building where he lives, according to what he told our sister network NBC Bay Area. Barajas, 28, said the situation continued to escalate and became dramatic, prompting him to start recording. After explaining that he had a remote control and a key fob to enter the garage, Barajas said the man in the video became aggressive, claiming they were trespassing and threatened to call the police. “Given the current political climate and...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Fire crews quickly put out a blaze sparked Friday morning outside a tattoo parlor on the 1900 block of West San Carlos Avenue in San Jose. The fire at San Jose Tattoo was reported about 6:45 a.m. as a brush fire and when firefighters arrived, they found that it had spread to the outside of the building, according to a San Jose Fire Department spokesperson. Units are on scene of a structure fire in the 1900 block of West San Carlos Ave. Eastbound travel is blocked at Brooklyn Ave, so please choose another route. pic.twitter.com/n1lieKYOgy — San Jose Fire Dept. (@SJFD) June 26, 2020 Crews extinguished the fire a short time later. No one was inside at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The building, located in a commercial area on West San Carlos Avenue, sustained some water and smoke...
    New York — The incident was recorded on video by the young man and shows the exact moment in which the man hits another neighbor who tried to help. There is no room for racism in San Francisco. Photo:JOHN G. MABANGLO / EFE The sentence to Racist attacks on Latinos and people of color is more active than ever and this couple of San Francisco he has lived it in his own flesh when he was expelled from the residence where they lived and thrown out of his job. A couple aboard a white truck blocked access to the building where Michael Barajas lives., a young Latino graduated from the University of California Berkeley, whom his attackers accused of being criminal. The events occurred in the SOMA residences in San Francisco. The racist and t Karen subspecies then got physically violent and started beating one...
    Satellite image of the construction along the Galwan River. New satellite images reveal that Chinese authorities are building infrastructure in the Himalaya area where it occurred this month the worst border incident between Chinese and Indian soldiers in 45 years. The confrontation occurred in the Galwan Valley, at the de facto border between the two countries, and left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead, according to New Delhi. The Indian government also claims that there was chinese casualties, but Beijing has not confirmed it. The new escalation of tensions between the two nuclear powers has caused alarm in the international community, because despite their continuous friction in the area, no fatality had been registered in more than four decades. Since the last incident, the two nations have tried to publicly calm tensions and have held high-level talks. Last Wednesday, the Indian Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and Chinese Foreign...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people were injured after a CTA bus crashed into a building in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Friday morning, the CTA said.A #74 Fullerton bus was traveling eastbound through the intersection at Laramie Avenue when the CTA said another vehicle lost control. The CTA bus swerved to avoid the vehicle and ended up crashing into a building.The driver of the bus and two passengers were injured, the CTA said. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known. [Minor Delays / Reroute] Eastbound 74 Fullerton buses are temporarily rerouted via Fullerton, Central Diversey and Cicero, due to street blockage near Fullerton/Laramie.— cta (@cta) June 26, 2020The CTA has rerouted the #74 bus in the area.
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A low-flying helicopter last weekend harassed a work crew building a public trail on an easement crossing private land that connects the popular tourist destinations of Redfish Lake and Stanley in central Idaho, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The department on Wednesday asked a federal judge to issue an order prohibiting future harassment during work on the trail that’s at the center of a federal lawsuit. Workers said the helicopter flew within 10 feet (3 meters) of the ground and within 50 feet (15 meters) of them, kicking up debris and blowing off one person's hat last Saturday. Workers also say someone in the helicopter made an obscene hand gesture at them. The high-elevation area is one of Idaho's most scenic outdoor adventure draws, with rugged mountains, rivers and streams and several mountain lakes. It was traditionally used mostly for...
    Federal investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information on a man believed to have fire-bombed a government building in Wisconsin after daylong protests near the State Capitol turned violent Tuesday night. Protesters toppled two statues, vandalized buildings and are accused of assaulting a Democratic state senator on video at the State Capitol in Madison as chaos erupted in the city. WISCONSIN OFFICIALS CONDEMN VIOLENCE AFTER CHAOS GRIPS CAPITOL, STATE SENATOR SHARES VIDEO OF ALLEGED ATTACK Police said a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the City County Building in downtown. The building houses the 911 communications office, Madison Police Department, and other city and county government services. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man seen tossing an incendiary device into the government building around 1 a.m. Investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information on the individual seen...
    Two Minneapolis brothers have been charged with breaking into the Minneapolis Police Department’s Third Precinct building after it was set ablaze in destructive protests and riots in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Brothers Rory, 29, and Trevor Amsler, 26, broke into the precinct after cops abandoned the building and it was set alight on May 28 in protest of police brutality.  Rory Amsler shared a Facebook Live video on May 29 from inside the building allegedly showing himself and his brother rip the walls, throw items out the window, and break into closed drawers and a storage closer. In the clip they allegedly steal a flashlight charger they thought was a rifle scope and a phone charger. Brothers Rory, 29,  (left) and Trevor Amsler, 26, (right) filmed themselves on Facebook Live breaking into the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precicint on May 29 The Minneapolis Police Department's...
    AUSTIN — The family of a construction worker who was killed after falling two stories at a West Side church is suing the construction company, saying it failed to provide adequate safety measures to protect employees from dangerous work conditions. Francisco Aguilar, 57, fell from scaffolding while working for Destiny Builders Construction Services on Nov. 22. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in intensive care until he died Dec. 6. Aguilar left behind a wife and six children. “The family continues to mourn the loss of their father for something that should never have happened,” said the family’s attorney, Michael R. Grieco. Grieco said Aguilar and other workers were not provided with harnesses, safety belts and railings that could have prevented his death. Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules require construction companies to implement fall protection and safety training to keep workers safe anytime they will...
    Aim high, Bay Area planners and developers — state housing officials want the nine counties and their 101 cities to double the pace of home and apartment building in coming years. A preliminary goal from the state Department of Housing and Community Development calls for 441,000 new housing units to be built in the Bay Area between 2022 and 2030, more than twice the region’s target from the last eight-year cycle. The region is falling short of meeting its current goal of building 187,990 new homes with only two years left to catch up. The regional housing needs goal released publicly last week has managed to vex Bay Area housing advocates, who feel the number is too low, slow-growth homeowners, who feel the number is too high, and city leaders, who worry they’ll never be able to reach it. “It’s going to be a major change for the Bay Area,” said...
    Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo called Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to apologize for the unceremonious demolition of the country’s embassy in Accra by a local businessman claiming to own the land. Pulse Nigeria reported that a Ghanaian businessman claimed the Nigerian High Commission was situated on his land and provided evidence of his claim to the local authorities. The embassy petitioned the government to block the demolition, but received no response. As per international law, embassies are considered the sovereign territory of the states they represent, meaning the Nigerian embassy would be considered Nigerian land. Ghana has a legal responsibility to protect the embassy and can only do away with it through the legal process of declaring Nigeria’s diplomats personae non grata, then formally withdrawing the diplomatic presence. “The receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the premises of the mission against any intrusion or...
    By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A building at the University of Oregon will no longer be named for an early white settler who supported slavery and who helped draft the state's constitution which barred Black people from living in the territory. After years of pressure from student activists, the university's board of trustees decided Tuesday to rename Deady Hall. The university's first building, it was named for Matthew Deady, who was president of Oregon's constitutional convention in 1857, a federal judge and leader of the university. University President Michael Schill had commissioned a report on Deady in response to demands by students during a 2015 Black Lives Matter protest. The report, published in 2016, determined Deady was a racist. Deady helped shape Oregon's constitution that contained a clause prohibiting Black people from residing in Oregon. It was not repealed until 1927. But Schill decided in 2017...
    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — A technician who filled a propane tank days before a deadly explosion last year in Farmington failed to perform a required check for leaks, the Maine Fuel Board determined. The board fined, reprimanded and suspended the C.N. Brown Energy employee for failing to perform the check that was required because the tank had been completely emptied. After being refilled, the contents of the tank leaked from a line that was ruptured by installation of a metal post, and some of the gas entered the basement of the LEAP Inc. building. The explosion four days later destroyed the building, killed Farmington fire Capt. Michael Bell and injured seven other people. A C.N. Brown spokesman didn’t return a message seeking comment on the consent decree, reached this month. It was the latest penalty stemming from the explosion. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company that installed...
    The pastor of a 121-year-old Wisconsin church told Fox News it's been a long process moving the building on wheels to its new location. Burke Lutheran Church in Madison held online services like a lot of other churches amid the coronavirus pandemic, but over the weekend the congregation made an even bigger change. WISCONSIN PRIEST SAYS THREAT OF $1,000 FINE FOR HOLDING SERVICES OVER 50 PEOPLE IS 'THIN EXCUSE TO SUPPRESS CHURCH' "It has been a long process and very nerve-wracking due to the fact that so many people have a long history with this congregation," Pastor Robert Neubert told Fox News. 121-year-old Wisconsin church moves on wheels to new location. (Courtesy of Burke Lutheran Church) The 121-year-old sanctuary was raised up and moved Saturday. The move -- about 300 feet, Neubert said -- will give the church, which was surrounded by a cemetery, more parking, full handicap accessibility and greater capacity. KNIGHTS OF...
    A fire to a Bronx apartment building on Tuesday morning that caused “extensive damage” to the roof was caused by fireworks, the FDNY said. The blaze erupted about 9:20 a.m. atop a 5-story building on Valentine Avenue near East 194th Street in Fordham Manor, the department said. Two dozen smoke eaters doused the flames in 20 minutes, authorities said. Nobody was injured in the fire, but the rooftop and top floor of the residence sustained heavy damage. The FDNY released photos showing the extent of the destruction. The building was left with a gaping hole in its roof and charred debris filled up a top floor room. FDNY Fire Marshals have determined that this morning’s fire at 2690 Valentine Avenue in the Bronx was caused by fireworks. The fire caused extensive damage to the roof and upper floor of the building. pic.twitter.com/UDP4iu5bG6 — FDNY (@FDNY) June 23, 2020 The...
    GHOULS filmed a mobile phone video of Steve Bing’s body at the foot of his luxury skyscraper, following his death plunge. A neighbour of the tragic millionaire shot a short clip out of the window of their apartment at the Ten Thousand Building, in Los Angeles, on Monday. 6Police are pictured at the scene where the film producer tragically diedCredit: The Mega Agency 6Mr Bing died after falling from a luxury apartment building in LA's Century City neighbourhoodCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Hollywood producer Bing lived in LA’s most luxurious apartment building, where rent can be as much as £50,000-a-month.Credit: The Mega Agency It showed Bing’s body in the immediate aftermath of his suspected suicide jump from the 27th floor, as staff at the building rushed in vain to his aid. A source told The Sun: “It’s sickening that someone’s first thought could be to film such a distressing scene...
    MEXICO CITY -- A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least one person, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets.Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed and another injured in a building collapse in Huatulco, Oaxaca. Otherwise he said reports were of minor damage such as broken windows and collapsed walls.Ports, airports and refineries were not damaged, he said in a video-recorded phone conversation with his civil defense chief. There had been more than 140 aftershocks, most of them small.Seismic alarms sounded midmorning with enough warning for residents to exit buildings. Power was knocked out to some areas.EMBED More News Videos Local media footage shows people in the street in Mexico City after an earthquake shook southern-central Mexico on June 23. Helicopters flew over downtown Mexico City and police patrols sounded their sirens.Groups of people...
    A fire to a Bronx apartment building on Tuesday morning that caused “extensive damage” to the roof was caused by fireworks, the FDNY said. The blaze erupted about 9:20 a.m. atop a 5-story building on Valentine Avenue near East 194th Street in Fordham Manor, the department said. Two dozen smoke eaters doused the flames in 20 minutes, authorities said. Nobody was injured in the fire, but the rooftop and top floor of the residence sustained heavy damage. The FDNY released photos showing the extent of the destruction. The building was left with a gaping hole in its roof and charred debris filled up a top floor room. FDNY Fire Marshals have determined that this mornings fire at 2690 Valentine Avenue in the Bronx was caused by fireworks. The fire caused extensive damage to the roof and upper floor of the building. pic.twitter.com/UDP4iu5bG6 — FDNY (@FDNY) June 23, 2020 ...
    ROME (AP) — Three matches into the restart, Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso can celebrate three different achievements. In the Partenopei’s latest performance on Tuesday, reserve forwards Arkadiusz Milik and Hirving Lozano scored in a 2-0 win at Hellas Verona in Serie A. That followed Napoli’s Italian Cup victory in a penalty shootout victory over Juventus for its first title in six years. Before that, Dries Mertens broke Napoli’s all-time scoring record in the southern club’s first match back — a draw with Inter Milan that earned a trip to the cup final. Milik, the subject of transfer speculation, scored with a header off a corner at the end of the first half. Then Lozano, who was kicked out of training last week by Gattuso due to a lack of effort, sealed the win with a header in the 90th — shortly after coming on. “I don’t like to hold...
    JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire fire officials are requesting the public's help with their investigation into a fire in a large, vacant, commercial building in Jaffrey. No injuries were reported in the fire, which happened Sunday at about 4:50 p.m. The fire was extinguished with assistance from many mutual aid fire departments, including some from Massachusetts and Vermont. Investigators are trying to find the origin and cause of the fire. Anyone with information on the fire can contace the Jaffrey Police Department at (603) 532-7865, Investigator Matt Wilmot at (603) 223-4289 or the Arson Hotline at (800) 400-3526. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: New Hampshire
    Steve Bing, a billionaire film producer and prominent Democratic political donor whose producing credits include “The Polar Express,” died on Monday after a fall from a high-rise building in California. Police responded to a call around 1 p.m. about the incident on Santa Monica Boulevard in Century City, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told Yahoo. “This is the only information we have at this time,” said Capt. Gisselle Espinoza. Bing, who was 55, inherited a $600 million fortune from his real estate mogul grandfather at the age of 18. He went to Stanford University, but dropped out in his junior year to go into filmmaking. The film producer made headlines when he sued British actress Elizabeth Hurley to force a DNA test after she declared that he was the father of her baby. The test proved he was indeed the father. While the police would not say...
    A mansion in Scotland is up for auction with a starting price of just £1 ($1.25). The Elms in Arbroath is a listed building but is "in poor condition throughout" so it's being sold as a "fantastic development opportunity." It was formerly a private home, hotel, and orphanage. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A gothic-style mansion in Scotland is up for auction with a starting price of just £1 ($1.25). The Elms in Arbroath is a listed building with an impressively grand exterior, but it's very run down so is being sold as a "fantastic development opportunity." The building is described as being "in poor condition throughout" and it's also on the buildings at risk register, so National Property Auctions recommend seeking legal advice before bidding. The Elms has been described as a "fantastic development opportunity." National Property Auctions Built in the 1850s, The Elms...
    Steve Bing, the film producer and wealthy financier who fathered a child with actress Elizabeth Hurley, died in a fall from his posh Century City, Los Angeles, apartment building Monday, reports said. The Los Angeles Times, citing a law enforcement source, reported that foul play is not expected. The Los Angeles Police Department did not officially announce his death, but the body of a man who fit his description was found dead at Ten Thousand Santa Monica Blvd., according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bing allegedly fell from the Ten Thousand complex at 10000 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles (Google Maps) "I loved Steve Bing very much. He had a big heart, and he was willing to do anything he could for the people and causes he believed in. I will miss him and his enthusiasm more than I can say, and I hope he’s finally found peace," wrote former President...
    Mendoza Partida, a study belonging to two Mexican architects, was the winner of the ideas competition for the construction of the headquarters of the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology of Cantabria The study Mendoza Departure, of two young mexican architects, was the winner of the ideas competition for the construction of the new headquarters of the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology of Cantabria (Mupac) and its administrative building, a proposal that would initially be valued at $ 50.6 million. The Vice President and Minister of Culture, Pablo Zuloaga, announced on Monday the decision of the jury of the competition for ideas for the construction of the Mupac on the site that left the old government building of Cantabria, whose tender he hopes can be launched “in the last quarter of 2021”. Zuloaga added that this would allow further progress in the search for “the necessary financing” for the construction...
    INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – Nearly one hundred firefighters from 10 companies and two counties rolled into Specialty Tire in Indiana Monday morning. Indiana Fire Association First Assistant Chief Ron Moreau described the scene: “Lots of heavy black smoke.” The picture from Indiana Fire Association shows the issue from the outside. Visibility inside the nearly 100-year-old building was a problem, as was what was once stored there. (Photo Credit: Indiana Fire Association) “You have a facility like this, you have a lot of different chemicals, products, gases that are involved,” says Moreau. “When we got here, the transformer was burning, the breakers were blowing — lots of excitement with electric.” As the fire burned inside, firefighters on the cement roof were essentially standing on something akin to a giant baking stone. Firefighters from around Indiana County battle high temperatures and heavy smoke at a tire production facility in Indiana Boro. Heat...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A south Bronx drug lab that apparently doubled for cockfighting in a residential Highbridge building is no more. DEA agents alongside the NYPD raided the basement of 136 W. 170th Street on Friday, June 19, seizing three industrial pill press machines which were used to form counterfeit pills from illicit drugs, over two and half pounds of suspected heroin, 34 grams of suspected fentanyl and approximately five pounds of methamphetamine, which included a pound of crystal meth and approximately 1,600 blue methamphetamine pills, according to the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Suspected drugs recovered from the raid. “This is the first time our office has seen an illegal pill production operation of this scale, with three active pill presses,” said Bridget G. Brennan. “The lethal combination of heroin, fentanyl and...
    Each year, engineering students at West Point design a trail bridge for Fahnestock State Park. This year, the cadets were sent home because of the COVID-19 shutdown before the bridge could be completed, so Col. Brad Wambeke, the director of civil engineering at the academy, stepped in to finish the 24-foot span on the School Mountain Road trail with his daughter, Emilie Wambeke, a college student majoring in interior design. The bridge can be found on the School Mountain Road Trail. The Open Space Institute provided more than $14,000 for the project, while the state parks department obtained permits and helped with site preparation and moving the structural beams.  Each of the West Point bridges at Fahnestock — there are now three — has a distinct style. The 2020 bridge is an arch suspension bridge designed for equestrian use and to reduce stream-bank erosion.
    SAN ANTONIO – Businesses across the world, across the country and across Texas have been destroyed in the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants and small businesses are having to adapt in order to survive and stay afloat. Mark Outing, owner and operator of Marks Outing, has made building changes to keep his burger spot on the East Side alive. “It may not be the fastest made burger in the world, but it’s gonna be good,” Mark Outing said. ”I enjoy cooking. I enjoy interacting with people,” Outing said. Outing opened his restaurant on East Commerce with a business partner 15 years ago, with a dream and what he said was little capital. “I was a car salesman and we just kind of threw around a couple ideas,” Outing said. At the start of 2020, Mark’s burgers were feeding hundreds of people a day. Then the pandemic hit. “You...
    Police and fire officials in Westchester County are reviewing video surveillance to confirm if fireworks were responsible for a large fire that destroyed a building and left six families homeless. The fire started around 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, at 115 Stanley Ave., in Yonkers, said Yonkers Fire Chief Kevin Ford. More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire that grew to a four-alarm call as flames consumed the building as firefighters evacuated residents living in six apartments, Ford said. Ford said residents told fire officials that kids had been setting off fireworks in the area before the fire. Massive mounds of debris, such as mattresses and other garbage in the backyard, helped fuel the flames, Ford said. The roof collapsed inside the building, which also accelerated the fire.  Yonkers police are reviewing are surveillance to confirm if fireworks were ignited in the area, Ford said. The fire was extinguished...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — Hilco Redevelopment Partners is set to start building a massive logistics facility at the old Crawford coal plant Friday — just weeks after Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said they planned to rescind a construction permit that was “inappropriately approved” by the Department of Buildings. Hilco plans to begin construction on the 70-acre site at 3501 S. Pulaski Road as early as Friday, the company said in an email. The developer is the one that oversaw the botched demolition that covered Little Village in dust amid a respiratory pandemic and with little to no notice to neighbors. The warehouse, to be used by Target as a distribution center, will be 1 million square feet. Construction will include using “insulated, load bearing, precast concrete wall panels and a structural steel frame. Vertical construction work will include steel erection, precast wall installation, roof construction and related infrastructure.” A day after beginning construction,...
    An explosion and fire in Stinson Beach Tuesday has been linked to a propane tank used to power gas appliances, fire officials said Wednesday. The cause is still under investigation, but firefighters have identified a gas-powered stove and are examining a refrigerator to determine whether it was gas-powered or electric, said Jesse Peri, duty officer at the Stinson Beach Volunteer Fire Department. There is no indication that the appliances were damaged or malfunctioning prior to the explosion, Peri said. There are no natural gas lines in the area, Peri said. The incident was reported at 8:42 a.m. in an apartment above the Oceanic Realty office at 3470 Shoreline Highway, authorities said. The apartment is a second home for a resident, Peri said. It was unoccupied at the time of the explosion. The roof of the building was blown off onto Shoreline Highway, which was littered with debris. Related Articles Explosion,...
    TOKYO – A fire was burning Monday in a storage building for hazardous materials at a major U.S. air base on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, the U.S. military said. The blaze began Monday morning at the building in the central part of Kadena Air Base and was still burning a few hours later, but it was contained within the base's perimeter, according to a U.S. Air Force statement. Footage on Japanese television showed thick gray plumes of smoke billowing from the building, called the 18th wing Hazardous Materials Pharmacy. The area was closed off and personnel in the area have been evacuated as firefighters get the fire under control, the statement said. It said no injuries have been reported. The cause of the fire is unknown, the statement said. Kadena is the largest U.S. air base in the Far East. More than half of about 50,000...
    SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The San Jose Fire Department worked to extinguish a commercial structure fire off Santa Clara Street at Highway 87 on Sunday afternoon. Crews fight blaze at the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens near Delmas Avenue. (San Jose Fire Dept) The fire by the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens near Delmas Avenue was reported before noon. Valley Transit Authority rerouted the 22, 64A, 64B, 68, 72, 500 Rapid & 522 Rapid bus lines around the area during the blaze and subsequent cleanup. The cause of the fire is under investigation, the department said. San Jose Fire working a commercial building fire in the area of Santa Clara and 87. Traffic between Delmas and 87 on Santa Clara Street is closed. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/wtb5Os9drD — San Jose Fire Dept. (@SJFD) June 21, 2020 © Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Bay City News. All...
    YONKERS, New York (WABC) -- A four-alarm fire tore through a four-story residential building in Yonkers on Saturday.The fire started shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the building on Stanley Avenue.There are no reports of any injuries.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
    Unity to «renovate the building of our economy». The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has asked the rest of the political forces to undertake what he calls the reconstruction of the national economy. In his last Saturday speech from Moncloa before the end of the state of alarm this Sunday, Sánchez has also requested support to defend the interests of Spain in Brussels, which is currently negotiating the conditions of aid for the countries that have suffered the most from the impact. of the coronavirus. “Europe has to save Europe,” he said. For the reconstruction, the chief executive has demanded the same type of unity that has been achieved among political groups -except Vox- to approve the minimum vital income, an inclusive measure not to leave behind the most disadvantaged. “Now it’s time to rebuild, it has to be as fast as possible, but it’s not about restoring a...
    A Brooklyn landlord is requesting his tenants remove Black Lives Matter and anti-police signs from their window, fueling a small mutiny among residents of one Bushwick loft building. "The time is up. Think we got you enough time to show support for Black lives matter movement. Can you take it down please," reads one of the emails, sent this past Monday to a tenant who'd hung a bedsheet with the BLM slogan from their window. Another email, referring to a "Fuck The NYPD" interior window display, advises: "Be smart take the sign down." The requests were sent by Dorina Realty, the management company operated by the building's owner, Alfred Shtainer. Tenants previously accused the landlord of attempting to hike rent and deregulate protected apartments at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. Inquiries to Dorina Realty and Shtainer were not returned. Tenants of the Flushing Avenue apartment...
    New Jersey's Monmouth University's board voted unanimously on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from its main campus building. "Wilson Hall" will be renamed the Great Hall at Shadow Lawn, and will be outfitted with study tables, gathering spaces and a new coffee bar "making it more inviting to students in an effort to build community in the heart of our campus." NEW JERSEY CITY OF CAMDEN REMOVES CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS STATUE: 'THE TIME WAS RIGHT TO DO IT' The main campus building of Monmouth University will be stripped of former president Woodrow Wilson's name and be renamed the Great Hall at Shadow Lawn.  In a memo announcing the decision, the university called Wilson, the 28th U.S. President and a former governor of New Jersey, a "controversial politician who never actually set foot in the current building." Wilson's history as an American politician has been marred by his support of segregationist policies, including...
    The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against a Virginia county that allegedly violated the constitutional rights of a Muslim organization when the county invoked zoning regulations that prevented the organization from building an Islamic cemetery, a statement released Friday said. Stafford County, Virginia is being accused of violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) when the county enacted zoning regulations after learning that the All Muslim Association of America, a non-profit, would be using the property it purchased to build an Islamic cemetery, according to the Justice Department.  The RLUIPA protects religious institutions and individuals from being discriminated against in zoning and land marking laws. The law prohibits these types of regulations that substantially burden the religious exercise of houses of worship in most scenarios. (RELATED: Senate Confirms Trump-Appointed Judge Who Delivered Fiery Religious Freedom Ruling To Appeals Court) Muslim Americans take part in Friday prayers...
    In a proposal unveiled on Wednesday, the European Fee argues that it requires new powers to avert unfair level of competition in its significant unified marketplace and to maintain the bloc’s “strategic autonomy.”“We need the appropriate resources to assure that international subsidies do not distort our marketplace, just as we do with nationwide subsidies,” Margrethe Vestager, the Commission formal in cost of competitors and digital plan, said in a assertion. The EU government branch is trying to get the authority to scrutinize corporations that could be making use of subsidies from overseas governments to undercut rivals in the bloc. It would also evaluate acquisitions of EU providers by overseas rivals. If a foreign customer is uncovered to unfairly gain from subsidies, it could be forced to pay back back again the revenue or market property to satisfy European authorities. In some circumstances, the European Union could block the invest...
    WEST RIDGE — A last-minute effort to save a nearly 100-year-old former tennis club building was not successful, as Misericordia began demolishing the structure Thursday to make way for an expanded housing campus. Thursday morning, crews started tearing down the former Chicago Town and Tennis Club building at 1925 W. Thome Ave., which stood in the way of Misericordia’s effort to expand housing services. The Catholic charity’s decision to knock down the building sparked a preservation effort to save the Tudor-style club. Misericordia bought the building for $7.5 million in 2018 with plans to raze it to make way for 16 group homes. It will use the homes to provide housing and programing for adults and children with development disabilities. Neighbors and preservationists fought to keep the building on the grounds. But when Misericordia said it could not reuse the building or build around it, groups like...
    The board of trustees of Mississippi’s Institutions of Higher Learning voted Thursday to remove a Confederate statue displayed near the University of Mississippi’s main administrative building. The state’s 12-member college board approved the proposal after nearly a year of deliberation between the university’s student body and administration, although no timeline has been given for the relocation process, the Associated Press reported. The relocation is estimated to cost $1.2 million, but will be paid solely with private donations, the board said. The 30-foot tall monument, which depicts a saluting Confederate soldier, was erected in 1906 with support from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. A report from the university published in 2016 stated that the statue was built to promote the Lost Cause ideology, which downplayed the role of slavery as a reason for the southern states’ secession. Ole Miss students and faculty protest racist Confederate statue “Currently, we have a...
    A doorbell camera captured the moments when a man in Brooklyn started two fires inside a 24-story apartment block last week on two separate days. Yevgeniy Kotlyarov, 38, has been arrested by Fire Marshals for arson, allegedly starting two fires in the building, one on June 11 and another on June 15. Kotlyarov used to live in the building and had previously had disputes with other occupants on the same floor that he set fire to, law enforcement sources told the New York Daily News.  Reports also suggested that he had written graffiti on the wall accusing another resident of being a 'child rapist' according to the news outlet, although the sources did not corroborate this with the Daily News. A man has been arrested by New York fire marshals under suspicion of arson after a man set fire to the inside of a Brooklyn apartment building on two...
    LITTLE VILLAGE — Despite continued pleas from Little Village residents and activists to postpone work at the old Crawford Coal Plant during a pandemic, city officials have given Hilco the green light to continue demolition. On Thursday, the Department of Buildings said Hilco Redevelopment Partners will demolish part of the turbine wall attached to a remaining seven-story building at the site. The city says the wall is structurally unsound. “City Inspectors noted a structural failure in the north wall of the turbine structure, which was held off for demolition because it was tied into the 7-story structure that remains on the site,” Department of Buildings spokeswoman Mimi Simon said in an email. Simon said the building needed to be “removed as soon as possible imminent danger of an uncontrolled collapse.”  Turbine wall at old Crawford coal plantDepartment of Buildings Block Club Chicago has asked the city to provide...
    MOUNTAIN VIEW – Three people were displaced by a fire at a Mountain View apartment building Wednesday night, authorities said. Crews were called to the 600 block of Franklin Street about 8:30 p.m. for a report of a fire alarm sounding from an apartment in a three-story building, the Mountain View Fire Department said in a news release. A smoldering box was found on top of the kitchen range. The fire department said the blaze had been suppressed by the building’s sprinkler system. Crews turned off the sprinkler system and made sure the fire was fully extinguished, the fire department said. No injuries were reported. The fire department said a total of three residents from the apartment and one below it were displaced by the fire. Damage to then contents and structure was estimated at $50,000. Related Articles Bitter Fire scorches 800 acres in San Benito County Highway 17 reopens...
    (CNN)When Deirdre Taylor was preparing to leave her Virginia home to fight Covid-19 in New York on the front lines, she made sure to pack a possession that she held dear for over three decades: a front-page newspaper article.But this wasn't just any newspaper article. It was an article documenting Taylor's rescue from a burning New York City apartment by a firefighter in 1983. She was only 4 years old at the time.The picture on the front-page article shows a young Taylor with the man who saved her, Eugene Pugliese."I always knew I came close to losing my life that day," Taylor told CNN. "Without him, I wouldn't be here. I had a second chance at life, thanks to him."Today, Taylor, 40, is an emergency room nurse who lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two kids. Ever since the incident, she wondered what became of the firefighter who...
    Executives at South Carolina’s largest newspaper asked staff to return to work in the office full-time despite concerns about the coronavirus. Now, there’s a COVID-19 case in the paper’s building.  Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that Post & Courier higher-ups have informed staff in recent days of one confirmed case in the paper’s Charleston office. Upon learning the news, employees were horrified. “Disgusted, distraught, angry,” one staffer said, describing the mood.  After The Daily Beast reached out for comment, the newspaper’s bosses confirmed the coronavirus case to worried staffers in a regularly scheduled meeting. Some employees would be allowed to return to a work-from-home schedule, the paper’s leaders said. Post & Courier did not respond to multiple requests for comment. The Post & Courier has been one of many South Carolina businesses to reopen in the last few weeks. But it has also eschewed the work-from-home ethos embraced by...