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    A supervisor for a regional transit agency in Oregon allegedly posted TikTok videos mocking women, Asians and people of color. Khris Alexander — a supervisor for Trimet, which runs buses and commuter rail in Portland – ridiculed Asian, black and female bus riders in videos posted to his TikTok account, including one as recently as December, the Williamette Week reported Thursday. In one video reposted to YouTube, a masked Alexander, who is white, appeared to be making fun of a rider’s name while pretending to use a radio to call a dispatcher. “I need to run one by name and date of birth,” he said on the 16-second clip. “Last name Smith: Sam, Mary, Ida, Tom, Henry.” Alexander then intentionally butchered the rider’s first name, harshly pronouncing as “Ja-KWELL-en” before saying “common spelling.” In another video, Alexander voiced over footage of a TriMet bus hopping a curb while mocking accents...
    More On: racism Event on racism as ‘national security threat’ scheduled by State Department NY Times spikes column that criticized paper’s handling of N-word controversy Paris Opera director accused of bringing American-style ‘cancel culture’ to France Snubbing white, male business owners in COVID relief helps no one A supervisor for a regional transit agency in Oregon allegedly posted TikTok videos mocking women, Asians and people of color. Khris Alexander — a supervisor for Trimet, which runs buses and commuter rail in Portland – ridiculed Asian, black and female bus riders in videos posted to his TikTok account, including one as recently as December, the Williamette Week reported Thursday. In one video reposted to YouTube, a masked Alexander, who is white, appeared to be making fun of a rider’s name while pretending to use a radio to call a dispatcher. “I need to run one by name and date of...
    Two original cast members of the TLC series Breaking Amish will continue to share their lives with fans of Return to Amish. Jeremiah Raber and Sabrina Burkholder will navigate complicated issues when the show returns to the network on Monday, March 22. The series tells the stories of ex-Amish as they try to establish their lives outside of the insular world in which they grew up. Jeremiah and his wife Carmella will be featured on the show. They tied the knot on the series in 2016. Shortly after their marriage, the couple struggled with marital issues. Carmela left Jeremiah and moved to Washington. The couple later mended their fractured relationship. TLC’s press site revealed Jeremiah’s plans to hunt for his biological family, but false leads and tragedy threatened to derail his search. “I was adopted into the Amish community when I was 1 1/2 half,” he admitted. He also shared...
    A nurse climbed through the back of her car and out of a deadly pile-up in Fort Worth, Texas, to make it to work Thursday, an ABC affiliate reported. At least six people died in the accident involving more than 100 vehicles, including semi-trucks, first responders said, ABC 11 reported. Nurse Rebecca Benson said that the roads were dry until she hit black ice on a bridge. “As soon as I hit that bridge, [there was] black ice. My car started to spin out a little bit, but nothing crazy, and so I was adjusted,” Benson said, ABC 11 reported. “While I was coming around the corner, I see the cars in front of me. I’m trying to not spin out and to figure out if I can stop. I mean, my foot was as close to going through the floorboard as it possibly could be. And I realized that...
    A majority of the United States workforce is continuing to work remotely all of the time or part-time as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, according to a new Gallup poll. Almost 56 percent of workers surveyed reported that they were working remotely in January. That number was just 2 percentage points down from the 58 percent of workers who reported working from home in the previous four months, Gallup reported. In April, 70 percent of the working population polled reported working remotely at the height of the pandemic. That number has slowly dropped in the following months as less people reported "always" working remotely, according to the poll. The percentage of people who said they "always" work from home dropped from 52 percent in April to 33 percent in September and has largely remained the same in the following months. Slightly over 20 percent of workers polled reported "sometimes" working remotely...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Maryland reported another 1,112 COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths Friday as the state’s positivity rate fell below five percent, Friday morning’s data from the state health department shows. As of Friday, the state has seen 368,977 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,324 deaths. Hospitalizations fell by 47 to 1,225; of those, 899 are acute care cases and 326 are intensive care. RELATED: Gov. Hogan Declares Feb. 12 Lunar New Year Day, Ushering In The Year Of The Ox The number of hospitalizations is at its lowest point since mid-November. The state’s calculation of the positivity rate fell from 5.08% on Thursday to 4.87% on Friday. Since the pandemic began, the state has had 7,388,614 tests conducted; of those, 2,913,743 people have tested negative. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  RELATED: Maryland Man Elias Costianes Arrested In Connection To Capitol Riots Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus...
    A dog has inherited a multi-million dollar estate that was named to her in the will of her now-deceased owner. Lulu, an 8-year-old border collie from Nashville, Tennessee, was left with a $5 million estate from her owner, businessman Bill Dorris, following his death late last year, NewsChannel5 in Nashville reported. “$5,000,000 will be transferred to a trust to be formed upon my death for the care of my border collie Lulu,” the will said in part, according to WCSC5. Dog inherits $5 million in owner’s will >> https://t.co/PqWmwYf2mE — WMBF News (@wmbfnews) February 12, 2021 The will also said that the dog would remain in the care of his long-time friend, Martha Burton, according to NewsChannel5.  The funds would remain in the trust for “all the needs of Lulu.” (RELATED: Barking Dogs Reportedly Rescue Hikers From Avalanche) “I don’t really know what to think about it to tell...
    More On: homicide Man busted for murder of ex-model found dead near highway Facial reconstruction images released in ‘John Doe’ cold-case slaying Body found in suitcase after pregnant woman vanishes near NC river Second suspect arrested in connection to fatal Harlem stray-bullet shooting A Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student wanted as a person of interest in the slaying of a Yale graduate student is believed to be in Georgia, authorities said. Qinxuan Pan, 29, is being sought by US Marshals in the homicide of Kevin Jiang, a 26-year-old graduate student at Yale’s School of the Environment who was found fatally shot late Saturday in New Haven, Connecticut. Pan was not in custody early Friday, but a manhunt for the MIT grad student was intensifying in Georgia, a US Marshals spokesman told The Post. “We’re ramping it up this morning, we’re putting more local assets on the ground,”...
    REUTERS/Jason ReedEdinan Andy Slavitt is now the senior COVID adviser to Biden, one of several Minnesotans in the administration.Welcome to the D.C. Memo. This week: Trump’s second impeachment trial gets underway; the parties do battle over pandemic proposals; and some Minnesotans gain influential posts. Here we go. Trump Impeachment II: This time, it’s personal The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, who is accused of inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, got underway this week with some previously unaired video taking center stage. Presented by House managers (the prosecutors), the video, the Associated Press reported, includes rioters “searching menacingly” for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence and engaging in hand-to-hand combat with Capitol police. The AP’s takeaway: The images “underscored how dangerously close the rioters came to the nation’s leaders, shifting the focus of the trial from an academic debate about the Constitution...
    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) Airport COVID-19 Safety Measures Still Need Work: Report Safety measures taken by U.S. airports have lowered travelers' risks of getting the new coronavirus, but more needs to be done, a new report claims. "To be clear, we are not saying that it is safe to fly," but precautions taken by airports "do significantly reduce the risk of contracting the virus," for those who must fly, Leonard Marcus, founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, said in a news briefing Thursday, the Washington Post reported. The initiative is a joint program of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government. "Airports have made concerted efforts to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission," said Wendy Purcell, a research associate in the department of environmental health at the Harvard Chan School. She cited one airport that installed two miles of...
    Jeremy Farmer was charged with the murder of his father, Roger Farmer. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department A man was charged with his father's murder after family said texts from the dad's phone seemed off. Jeremy Farmer was charged with murder of his father Roger, Indianapolis police said.  His family reported him missing when his texts started featuring emojis, which he rarely used. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A man was charged with the murder of his father after an investigation when began when the victim's family noticed that his text messages contained emojis that he would normally never use. Jeremy Farmer, 35, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the murder of his father, Roger Farmer, 58, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release. Police started investigating after Farmer was reported missing in December 2019, a month after he told his family he was...
    VIDEO0:4100:41Stock futures dip after S&P 500 ekes out record closeMorning Report Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Walt Disney (DIS) – Disney reported quarterly profit of 32 cents per share, surprising analysts who had expected a loss of 41 cents per share. Disney saw a not-unexpected slump in theme park attendance and box office results due to Covid, but the success of its Disney+ streaming service continues. Disney+ now has 94.9 million subscribers after adding more than 21 million during the quarter. Disney shares rose 1.4% in premarket trading as of 7:30 a.m. ET. Newell Brands (NWL) – The company behind consumer brands like Rubbermaid, Sharpie and Sunbeam reported quarterly profit of 56 cents per share, beating estimates by 8 cents a share. Revenue came in above estimates as well. Newell forecast full-year earnings at $1.55 to $1.65 per share, compared with a consensus...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Select Walgreens across the state will begin vaccinating those eligible against COVID-19 Friday.They are prioritizing healthcare works, those over 65 and those with preexisting conditions. Earlier this week, Walgreens' site crashed when individuals who wanted the vaccine rushed to sign up.Chicago and area counties will not expand 1B eligibilityEMBED More News Videos Chicaog and the collar counties said the shortage vaccine supply means they will not be adding the new groups that fall into expanded 1B vaccination eligibility. While the state may overall be expanding who is eligible to be vaccinated in group 1B, the city of Chicago and not one of the collar counties will follow suit."We've administered the vaccine as fast as supply will allow," said Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle. "And now we're in the same situation as LA County, where we will be temporarily closing some sites because we've exhausted our current vaccine...
    Prince Carlos Felipe of Sweden and Sofía Hellqvist they are counting the days to welcome their third child. However, the couple’s happiness has been tarnished by the discovery that your identity has been impersonated to commit a crime of fraud. The scammer has posed as the son of Carlos Gustavo and Silvia of Sweden, as reported by the Swedish royal house to prevent more victims from falling into the plot of this imposter than he is taking advantage of the fame and good name of the prince to get a fortune of thousands of euros. The individual impersonates Carlos Felipe by contacting various citizens through a well-known application. His objective is to ask, without further ado, money from strangers, claiming to be the prince and promising that the proceeds would go to the most disadvantaged in these times of crisis and need. With their best intentions, several people have...
    A California Highway Patrol officer and a tow truck driver were both seriously injured in Southern California on Thursday morning when a suspected drunken driver reportedly caused a freeway crash. According to authorities, the driver of a Nissan was speeding westbound on Interstate 10 near downtown Los Angeles around 10:30 a.m. when the vehicle hit the officer’s motorcycle, which was parked near the center median while the officer was helping clear an earlier crash. "The motorcycle was then pushed into the officer, the officer was then pushed into the vehicles that were on the freeway," CHP Officer Roberto Gomez said, according to FOX 11 in Los Angeles. The suspected DUI driver's vehicle also hit a disabled Toyota Prius that had been in the earlier crash and a tow truck driver was also struck by the motorcycle, the Los Angeles Times reported. OHIO TACO BELL WORKER PUTS OUT FIRE CAUSED BY CAR CRASH  The crash forced law...
    The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that Europe it is still « vulnerable » to the second wave of the pandemic that it is going through since the agency registered the presence of the new South African variant in at least 19 countries, and asked not to fall into a « false sense of security. » « According to yesterday’s data, variant B.1.351 was registered in 19 European countries, » said the expert from the regional office of the WHO, Catherine Smallwood, He added that « all the possibilities should be closely followed, since when a variant becomes predominant, it can affect the incidence curve. » The who He also noted concern about the spread of the British mutation, detected on December 19 last in the UK, and that it is already in almost half of the countries of the region, the agency reported Sputnik. As the world surpassed the barrier of 107 million total cases, after adding...
    The Bureau of Prisons warden who was in charge of the Metropolitan Correctional Center when Jeffrey Epstein killed himself at the lockup in 2019 has been put in charge of another lockup — despite an ongoing investigation into Epstein’s death, a report revealed said Thursday. The move is in contradiction to a previous order by the agency in 2020, which said warden Lamine N’Diaye would not be transferred to another post until inquiries about Epstein’s death had finished, the Associated Press reported. Instead, N’Diaye was transferred earlier this month to FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County, New Jersey, and now serves as the acting warden at the facility, the AP reported, citing “four people familiar with the matter.” N’Diaye had been on desk duty at a BOP office in Pennsylvania since Epstein’s death, and was supposed to remain at the post pending the results of...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — McKeesport Police were at the scene of a reported stabbing and car crash overnight. RELATED: Southern Restaurant Tupelo Honey To Move Into Station Square The incident happened along Ohio Street just before midnight on Thursday night. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) KDKA’s news crew at the scene saw McKeesport Police canvassing the scene. RELATED: CDC Considering Classifying Schools Into Color-Coded Zones For Reopening KDKA has learned one person was taken to the hospital. (Photo Credit: KDKA Photojournalist Brian Smithmyer) There is no word on any suspects or a motive. MORE: Pa. Game Wardens Help Rescue Hypothermic Man After Car Gets Stuck On Icy Lake Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    Before he was hospitalized, the level of oxygen in his blood had dropped to a critical point and the x-rays clearly showed signs of pneumonia. LThe state of health of the former US president, following his contamination with the new coronavirus, was much more serious than what the White House reported, the New York Times reported on Friday. Donald Trump was infected with the coronavirus last October. During her three days of hospitalization, she was given experimental treatment due to the seriousness of her condition. Before that, the ex-president was struggling to breathe in the White House. He was given oxygen twice before being taken to hospital. The White House also reported that Mr. Trump had a fever and respiratory problems, but it was not yet clear how severe his symptoms were, according to the daily.
    MOSCOW (AP) — A gas explosion destroyed a supermarket building in Vladikavkaz, a city in southern Russia, on Friday morning, local officials said. Russian news agencies reported that no one was appeared to be wounded in the blast. A man who was inside the building at the time of the explosion was rescued from under the rubble and didn’t sustain any injuries, the state Tass news agency reported. According to Tass, the explosion occurred early in the morning in a three-story building housing a supermarket, as well as several shops and offices. Media reports said a gas leak was the likely cause. The blast completely destroyed the building and shattered windows in several residential buildings close by. Russia’s Investigative Committee has opened a preliminary inquiry into the incident. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    LA PAZ, Edomex., February 11.- Elements of the Mexican ministerial police assassinated elements of the Mexican ministerial police when they captured the “Grande”, a dangerous subject that, according to the FGJEM, is related to more than 10 homicides committed for problems related to the sale and distribution of drugs, and which is allegedly part of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG). The FGJEM reported that this subject, identified as Gabriel Aldair, « The Big One », 23 years old, is also being investigated for his probable participation in extorting merchants and carriers in municipalities in the eastern part of the State of Mexico. The agency said that the capture of this subject was achieved as part of an investigation initiated by the State Prosecutor’s Office derived from several criminal acts that occurred in the municipalities of Ixtapaluca and La Paz, during 2020. The Prosecutor’s Office pointed out that after being...
    A former fashion model was found shot dead along Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and a man has been arrested in her murder, authorities said. The body of 47-year-old Rebecca Landrith — of Alexandria, Virginia — was found by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee on the side of a ramp of the I-80 early Sunday, The Philly Voice reported. The coroner reported Landrith had multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck and throat, and 18 bullets were removed from her body. An iStudio page for Landrith says she previously worked as a model in New York City and was a finalist for the “Miss Manhattan” contest in 2014, as well as the “America’s It Girl Miss Lady Liberty” pageant. “Ms. Landrith has appeared in numerous product advertisements, video commercials, magazines, acted as a spokesmodel in videos for businesses and their websites, and...
    More On: homicide Facial reconstruction images released in ‘John Doe’ cold-case slaying Body found in suitcase after pregnant woman vanishes near NC river Second suspect arrested in connection to fatal Harlem stray-bullet shooting Grandfather charged in toddler’s fatal fall from cruise ship avoids jail time A former fashion model was found shot dead along Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania over the weekend, and a man has been arrested in her murder, authorities said. The body of 47-year-old Rebecca Landrith — of Alexandria, Virginia — was found by a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee on the side of a ramp of the I-80 early Sunday, The Philly Voice reported. The coroner reported Landrith had multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck and throat, and 18 bullets were removed from her body. An iStudio page for Landrith says she previously worked as a model in New York City and...
    Before he was hospitalized, the level of oxygen in his blood had dropped to a critical point and the x-rays clearly showed signs of pneumonia, according to the daily. Donald Trump was infected with the coronavirus last October. During her three days of hospitalization, she was given experimental treatment due to the seriousness of her condition. Before that, the ex-president was struggling to breathe in the White House. He was given oxygen twice before being taken to hospital. The White House also reported that Mr. Trump had a fever and respiratory problems, but it was not yet clear how severe his symptoms were, according to the daily.
    Bruce Springsteen "smelt strongly of alcohol" and "had glassy eyes" when he was accused of driving drunk last year, according to a National Park Service ranger’s report. But actor Alec Baldwin suspects the rocker known as "The Boss" may have been issued a summons for other reasons. "I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest [sic] had anything to do with his politics," Baldwin wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. Baldwin cited no evidence for his suspicion – one of several celebrity reactions after the normally squeaky-clean Springsteen drew attention for his run-in with the law. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN DWI POTENTIALLY MORE SERIOUS BECAUSE ALLEGED OFFENSE OCCURRED AT A NATIONAL PARK: EXPERT Like Baldwin, Springsteen has long been associated with liberal views and causes. But media reports of the star’s DWI matter – following a motorcycle trip to a national park in New Jersey in November – gave no indication that it was anything more...
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A down tree blocked all lanes of Highway 49 in Nevada County Thursday evening. The incident was reported near the 49er bridge, just north of the South Yuba River at Reader Ranch Road The California Highway Patrol says initially, both lanes were blocked from debris. Crews were able to open one lane just before 10 p.m. No injuries have been reported. Caltrans estimates the road will reopen around 1 a.m. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 
            by Thomas Catenacci  The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims decreased to 793,000 last week as the economy continued to suffer the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics figure released Thursday represented a decrease in the number of new jobless claims compared to the week ending Jan. 30, in which there were 812,000 new jobless claims reported. The number was revised up from the 779,000 jobless claims initially reported last week. Roughly 20.4 million Americans continue to collect unemployment benefits, according to the labor bureau’s report Thursday. Economists expected Thursday’s jobless claims number to come in at 760,000, The Wall Street Journal reported. New jobless claims fell below 1 million in the first week of August, which was the first time the weekly claims had fallen below 1 million since March.  “Things are really starting to improve again...
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) — A landslide blocked all lanes of Highway 49 in Nevada County Thursday evening. The incident was reported near the 49er bridge, just north of the South Yuba River. The California Highway Patrol says initially, both lanes were blocked from debris. Crews were able to open one lane just before 10 p.m. No injuries have been reported. CHP estimates the road will fully reopen just before midnight. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties both reported additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus Thursday. Riverside County health officials reported 646 newly confirmed cases and 23 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 284,814 cases and 3,477 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 243,607 had recovered. RELATED: Walk of Fame Stars Honoring Love Story Actors, Ali MacGraw, Ryan ONeal To Be Unveiled There were 687 coronavirus patients hospitalized Thursday, 194 of whom were being treated in intensive care units — a decline in total hospitalizations, but a slight uptick in ICU admissions from Wednesday. San Bernardino County health officials reported 395 newly confirmed cases and 59 additional fatalities, bringing countywide totals to 280,068 cases and 2,243 deaths. Of those who contracted the illness, 273,346 had recovered. There were 738 coronavirus patients hospitalized Thursday, 187 of whom were being treated in intensive care units — both...
    WWE executive Triple H recently participated in a media call ahead of the NXT Takeover: Vengeance Day event on February 14. During the conversation, he was asked about the company’s recent decision to release Steve Cutler following his COVID-19 diagnosis, though he didn’t provide any definitive clarification on the matter. According to Triple H, via Ringside News, he wasn’t involved in the process that saw the former Friday Night SmackDown superstar let go. He claimed that he had “no knowledge” of the situation, but he did shed some light on how strictly WWE takes its coronavirus protocols. “We’re taking every precaution we can from testing and a cleaning and a… just every precaution that we’ve been advised to take. That it’s best for us to take and we’re taking it all very seriously. The safety of our staff and crew is first and foremost in what we do. So, you...
    The nonconsensual removal of a condom during sex could be considered sexual battery under a bill introduced by California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) on Monday. “California’s Civil Code currently characterizes sexual battery as someone who acts with the intent to cause a harmful or offensive contact with an intimate body part of another, and as a result, commits a sexually offensive act. The perpetrator is liable for damages,” KTLA reported. Bill AB 453 would add a provision saying an individual commits sexual battery if that person causes “contact between a penis, from which a condom has been removed, and the intimate part of another who did not verbally consent to the condom being removed.” Garcia has pursued the legal amendment for several years, arguing that “stealthing” is an offense that burdens victims with physical and emotional harm, the Sacramento Bee reported. In a press release Monday, Garcia said she has...
    Local artisanal miners assaulted Chinese nationals operating a gold mine in east Zimbabwe with crowbars and shovels this week, leaving them with serious injuries, New Zimbabwe reported on Thursday. “One of the Chinese is reported to have sustained broken ribs while the other one lost a finger as he tried to block his face from a shovel attack,” the newspaper revealed, adding that the physical state of two additional Chinese nationals involved in the incident remains unknown. “The irate artisanal miners, popularly known as Makorokoza, are reported to have used an assortment of mining tools including crowbars, picks and shovels to attack the Chinese nationals,” New Zimbabwe added. A local environmental rights group named Center for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) confirmed that the incident took place at the Premier Estate mining site in Mutasa District, Manicaland Province. An unknown number of Africans were mining for gold in a tunnel operated...
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second-most populous city could be placed under a five-day snap lockdown, local media reported on Friday, potentially limiting crowds at the Australian Open major tennis tournament. A fresh COVID-19 cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in Melbourne, capital of Victoria state, reached 13 cases as of Thursday midnight as authorities rushed to quash the spread of the virus. The state cabinet will consider plans for the hard lockdown with restrictions to be put in place on leaving home for non-essential services and gathering at homes, the Herald Sun newspaper reported, citing a government source. The lockdown measures are expected to impact only residents of Melbourne, the report said, although those curbs could prevent crowds at the Australian Open tournament. Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his government's full support with the decisions to be made by Victoria to contain the outbreak. "We have dealt with (outbreaks) in...
    An Oklahoma man having marital problems with his wife was on the phone with her when he fatally shot their two daughters — and said, “How do you like that?” before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The girls’ mother was at work when her husband of 30 years, David Kaser, killed their daughters, 19-year-old Clarissa Kaser and 14-year-old Crystal Kaser, in their Sand Springs home Wednesday afternoon, the Tusla World reported. She initially called the police so they could do a welfare check because her husband threatened he was going to kill their kids and then himself. The wife added that while she was on the phone with Kaser, she heard what appeared to be a gunshot and then he said, “How do you like that?” police said. Cops responded to the home, and when they went inside, they found Kaser, 56, and...
    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The owners of MudMan Burgers in Montana have paid $121,690 in back payments and penalties to former employees after the restaurant chain broke federal labor laws in 2019, the state Department of Labor and Industry said. Officials confirmed that Potter’s Field Ministries, the restaurant chain's affiliate, has sent all the necessary payments to its former workers, the Flathead Beacon reported on Thursday. The state Department of Labor and Industry conducted an investigation into the company after allegations emerged that the ministries' founders Mike and Pam Rozell enforced 60-hour workweeks, low pay and verbally abused employees. The Rozells also ran the IGNITE missionary program, whose participants they used to staff the restaurant chain. Potter’s Field said that individuals donated their “time and energies to serve God as an act of sacrifice and worship," the Flathead Beacon reported. MudMan Burgers reopened restaurants in Kalispell and Columbia Falls after...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,489 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 160 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,158,619 cases and 18,658 deaths. Of the new deaths reported, 39 people who died were over the age of 80, 58 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 33 people were between the ages of 50 and 64 and 11 people were between the ages of 30 and 49. Two deaths were reported by the city of Pasadena and 12 by the city of Long Beach. RELATED: 29-Year-Old Charged With Defrauding Comedian Kevin Hart Out Of More Than $1M Health officials said that hospitalizations have decreased by more than 1,000 patients in the last week, with 3,772 COVID-19 patients currently admitted, 29% of whom were being treated in intensive care units — though it’s still four times higher than the pre-surge admissions...
    President Donald Trump was sicker than he admitted when he had COVID-19 in October, with officials believing he may need to be put on a ventilator.  The New York Times reported new details Thursday about Trump's condition - and revealed the effort to get him experimental drugs not available to the American public.   The White House announced that the president and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus on October 1, after Bloomberg News had reported that top aide Hope Hicks had experienced symptoms on Air Force One the night before.  President Donald Trump gives reporters a thumbs up as he walks to Marine One to go to Walter Reed to be treated for COVID-19 on October 2. The Times reported Thursday new details about Trump's COVID case, including officials feared he may need to be put on a ventilator  President Donald Trump took a...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County reached multiple milestones Thursday when hospitalizations fell under 1,000 and the adjusted rate of hospital capacity rose above zero. The number of people hopsitalized with coronavirus dropped from 1,009 on Wednesday to 965 on Thursday while the number of patients in intensive care dipped from 310 to 298, according to the OCHCA. RELATED: Family Of Dijon Kizzee, Man Fatally Shot By LASD Deputies, Files Claim Against County The county’s state-adjusted ICU bed availability inched up from zero Wednesday to 0.6% on Thursday, and the unadjusted figure increased from 12.1% Wednesday to 13% on Thursday. “Obviously, my strong interest is not only that the hospital numbers come down, but that they’ll have more capacity to do broader vaccinations,” Kim said. “There will come a time when vaccine scarcity will not be an issue and that infrastructure takes time to set up.” The county has 51%...
    New York : President Trump has no public events on the last day at the White House. Photo: Win McNamee / . Former President Donald Trump was more serious than reported when he caught the coronavirus last October. New information collected by the New York Times indicates that the mogul had extremely low blood oxygen levels at one time and a lung problem associated with the pneumonia caused by coronavirus. That diagnosis led to the belief that Trump needs to be put on a ventilator at Walter Reed Hospital. The former president had the oxygen levels in the blood below 80, 10 points less than the figure that determines that a person suffers from severe COVID-19. At the time it was only known that Trump had breathing problems. The ex-president was treated with a cocktail of antibodies from the Regeneron Pharmaceutical that the FDA approved...
    A crowd of tourists seen outside of Floridita, a historic fish restaurant and cocktail bar, famous for having been one of the favorite hangouts of Ernest Hemingway in Havana. Artur Widak | NurPhoto | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The State Department said Thursday that while it investigates mysterious neurological symptoms reported by American diplomats in Cuba, it will install a new senior-level advisor to manage future incidents. "This advisor will be positioned in a senior role and will report directly to the department's senior leadership to ensure, as I said, that we continue to make significant strides to address this issue and to ensure our people are receiving the treatment they need," State spokesman Ned Price told reporters Thursday. Price said the investigation is a high priority for Secretary Antony Blinken and that the matter was one of the first briefings he requested from the transition team. "We have no higher...
    Miami Mayor Francis SuarezFrancis SuarezGOP Miami mayor hits DeSantis over lack of COVID-19 restrictions Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variants spread in US; Redditors shake Wall Street with Gamestop stock The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Two weeks out, Trump attempts to rally the base MORE (R) recently proposed a resolution that would allow municipal workers to choose whether or not they want to receive some or all of their pay in Bitcoin. In the draft of the resolution, Suarez also proposed allowing city residents to pay property taxes or city fees in cryptocurrencies, according to Bloomberg. Bitcoin has proven to be a volatile cryptocurrency that can spike or lose more than half its value in just a month's time. However, Suarez has said that he supports Bitcoin and even plans to have his city manager analyze the possibility of investing a “limited amount of government funds” in...
    The Army is reportedly having second thoughts about gender-neutral fitness testing. Task & Purpose reported Thursday that three years after unveiling a gender-neutral scoring system for its Army Combat Fitness Test, the service is considering a change that would score soldiers on a service-wide percentile separated by gender. “We had this big thing of inclusion but this is one of the biggest eyesores that goes against inclusion,” an unnamed Army official told the news outlet. The news outlet cited briefing slides it obtained — marked as “pre-decisional— that show changes under consideration for the ACFT. “We know there is a physiological difference between men and women,” one slide read, Task & Purpose reported. “The Army has to account for this and remove the competition between genders or Congress will never allow ACFT implementation.” Preliminary scores showed a wide gap between men’s and women’s scores on the test in 2019, the...
    By Kaitlan Collins and Jim Acosta | CNN Former President Donald Trump’s condition after testing positive for Covid-19 became so concerning last October that there was talk of putting him on a ventilator, according to what Trump told one person at the time. The detail raises questions about whether the former President’s condition was worse than officials were willing to publicly acknowledge, a development first reported in detail by the New York Times Thursday. CNN reported in October that when Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he not only had trouble breathing, but had received supplemental oxygen. Trump “definitely has had oxygen,” the source with knowledge told CNN. The former President’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, waffled on the issue at the time, saying Trump “is not on oxygen right now.” When he was asked if Trump had received it at all, Conley would not directly answer,...
    Welcome to BloxburgRoblox Roblox, the kids' gaming company that's getting set to go public, released an updated prospectus on Thursday showing that its revenue for the first three quarters of 2020 was higher than previously reported, while its net loss was lower. Revenue in the first nine months of 2020 jumped 70% to $613.9 million, the company said on Thursday. In its prior prospectus in mid-January, Roblox said revenue over that stretch climbed 68% to $588.7 million. Its revised net loss for the period was $194.5 million, down from $213.3 million as reported before. The filing comes after Reuters reported in late January that the company postponed its stock market debut because the SEC was scrutinizing the company's method of recognizing revenue through its digital currency. In the story, Reuters cited a memo sent to employees. Roblox said that it now expects its direct listing to take place in March,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County has a case of the U.K. COVID-19 variant. RELATED: Installation Service Held For Bishop Larry Kulick Allegheny County Health Director Dr. Debra Bogen said the state health department notified them the variant was detected in a sample taken from the county. It’s unknown how the patient contracted it, Bogen said. RELATED: Postal Service Suspends Door-To-Door Delivery On Street In Beechview After Dog Bites Mail Carrier “This is the first and only case of the variant reported in Allegheny County thus far. I suspected that it has been present in the county for a while. This news reinforces the need for us all to double down on the efforts we’re taking to control the spread of the virus,” said Bogen. Pennsylvania reported its first case of coronavirus variant B.1.1.7. last month. MORE: Third Stimulus Check: How Much Could...
    More from: Keith J. Kelly Bloomberg News axes 90 as top editor blasts staff LA Times top editor search continues, down one candidate War erupts at NY Times after Donald McNeil ousted over N-word controversy Reddit Rally yields 2 book deals, 3 movie deals in wild week New York Times Cliff Levy still not appearing on papers masthead The landlord for Conde Nast has blasted the glitzy publisher of Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker for withholding some $2.4 million in rent for its now largely vacant headquarters at One World Trade Center. “Conde claiming that they cannot pay their rent while their parent company is reaping billions in the stock market is not credible,” said a spokesman for the Durst Organization. As The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week, the publisher has told the landlord it’s withholding January’s rent and that it could withhold rent for...
    WASHINGTON -- Former President Donald Trump's condition after testing positive for COVID-19 became so concerning last October that there was talk of putting him on a ventilator, according to what Trump told one person at the time.The detail raises questions about whether the former President's condition was worse than officials were willing to publicly acknowledge, a development first reported in detail by the New York Times Thursday.CNN reported in October that when Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he not only had trouble breathing, but had received supplemental oxygen. Trump "definitely has had oxygen," the source with knowledge told CNN.The former President's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, waffled on the issue at the time, saying Trump "is not on oxygen right now." When he was asked if Trump had received it at all, Conley would not directly answer, saying, "He has not needed any this morning, today...
    Attorneys for the family of Dijon Kizzee, who was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last summer in a case that spurred large protests, have filed a legal claim against the county alleging it failed to properly train the deputies on the use of force. “Mr. Kizzee did nothing to justify this use of serious and unreasonable force against him,” the attorneys wrote in the claim. “He was not suspected of having committed violence against any person. The deputies far outnumbered him, and were better trained and equipped to detain and handcuff him without shooting him 16 times.” The claim — filed on behalf of Kizzee’s father, Edwin, and his aunt Fletcher Fair — is a precursor to a lawsuit and seeks $35 million in damages. It alleges that deputies decided to stop and detain Kizzee, a Black man, because of his race, “as opposed...
    At least six people died and another 36 were taken to hospitals after an accident in Fort Worth, Texas, due to bad weather that involved dozens of vehicles, authorities said. As indicated, the massive crash occurred on Interstate 35W in the city, during the morning of this Friday. Miami World /CNN The accident is one of several that have been reported Thursday in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, Texas areas under hazardous weather conditions. Among them, the freezing rain and the accumulation of ice. In Fort Worth, the massive Interstate 35W crash was reported around 6 a.m. local time. The accident involved 75 to 100 vehicles on a stretch approximately 1 mile long, Fort Worth Police Officer Daniel Segura said. Due to the accident, traffic on the highway was suspended in both directions from I-30 to I-820 on Thursday morning, Fort Worth police posted on Twitter. “We go vehicle by...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The South African variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Illinois.The Illinois Department of Public Health reported Thursday the first cases of COVID variant B.1.351 has been confirmed in the state, in a Rock Island resident. The state is currently reporting 22 cases of the United Kingdom variant B 1.1.7.Both variants seem to spread more rapidly, health officials said, and could lead to more cases of the virus or even another surge. They reminded the public of the urgent need to wear a face mask, remain social distanced, limit in-person gatherings outside the household of all sizes and to get vaccinated when it is your turn.In the meantime, Illinois health officials reported 2,825 new COVID-19 cases and 102 deaths Thursday.The total number of cases in Illinois now stands at 1,155,833, with a total of 19,841 deaths, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.EMBED More News Videos Governor...
    New York State has reported more cases of the Chinese coronavirus than Florida in the last seven days, and New York City alone has reported more cases per capita than the entire Sunshine State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows. The Biden White House had reportedly considered imposing domestic travel restrictions on states such as Florida and California over concerns of the spread of the U.K. variant of the Chinese coronavirus. Florida has reported 343 cases of the variant B.1.1.7, while California has reported 156, and New York State has reported 59. Overall, the daily average in cases reported nationally has been on the decline for weeks, but officials continue to warn against loosening public health measures as the vaccine rollout continues. Gov. Ron DeSantis (D) has remained a primary target of the pro-lockdown Democrats — both in Congress and the establishment media — throughout the pandemic, as...
    By SAM METZ, AP/Report for America CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak is scheduled to provide an update on the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic in Nevada on Thursday afternoon, one day before the restrictions placed on businesses and gatherings are set to expire. Nevada health officials have reported 286,387 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,637 deaths since the start of the pandemic almost one year ago. The number of new cases reported daily and the percentage of tests taken by residents that yield positive results have slowly fallen in recent months, however in January, the state recorded its deadliest month, with 1,132 deaths related to COVID-19. Sisolak tightened restrictions in late November. Restaurants, bars, gyms, places of worship and casinos have since been capped at 25% of their capacity. He also placed new restrictions on public and private gatherings, asking holiday revelers to limit their festivities to two...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A plane with 77 people on board slid off a taxiway before takeoff at Pittsburgh International Airport, but no injuries were reported. Delta Air Lines Flight 2231 was about to depart when it slid partway into a ditch around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Boeing 717 was headed to Atlanta. The plane was safely evacuated, and all those on board were driven by bus back to the terminal. Delta said many passengers chose to continue their travel late Wednesday night on an alternate aircraft it provided, while others left Thursday morning on a regularly scheduled flight. The National Weather Service reported light snow at the time, along with fog and three-quarters of a mile of visibility. Delta said it is conducting a full review in coordination with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and “other aviation stakeholders.” Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump's condition after testing positive for Covid-19 became so concerning last October that there was talk of putting him on a ventilator, according to what Trump told one person at the time.The detail raises questions about whether the former President's condition was worse than officials were willing to publicly acknowledge, a development first reported in detail by the New York Times Thursday.CNN reported in October that when Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he not only had trouble breathing, but had received supplemental oxygen. Trump "definitely has had oxygen," the source with knowledge told CNN. The former President's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, waffled on the issue at the time, saying Trump "is not on oxygen right now." When he was asked if Trump had received it at all, Conley would not directly answer, saying, "He has not needed any this morning, today at...
    Whitney Wolfe Herd, the CEO of the dating app Bumble, joined a select group of women who have a net worth of more than $1 billion dollars, the Miami Herald reported Thursday. Today, @Bumble becomes a public company. This is only possible thanks to the more than 1.7 billion first moves made by brave women on our app — and the pioneering women who paved the way for us in the business world. To everyone who made today possible: Thank you. #BumbleIPO ???????? pic.twitter.com/OMLNGNvECB — Whitney Wolfe Herd (@WhitWolfeHerd) February 11, 2021 Herd’s company, which was founded in 2014, opened on the New York Stock exchange at $76 on its Initial Public Offering (IPO) debut. She became the youngest woman to take a company public, according to Yahoo Finance. “It’s pretty surreal. And it really is a moment to celebrate. We’re excited to hopefully have this record be broken...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A plane with 77 people on board slid off a taxiway before takeoff at Pittsburgh International Airport, but no injuries were reported. Delta Air Lines Flight 2231 was about to depart when it slid partway into a ditch around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Boeing 717 was headed to Atlanta. The plane was safely evacuated, and all those on board were driven by bus back to the terminal. Delta said many passengers chose to continue their travel late Wednesday night on an alternate aircraft it provided, while others left Thursday morning on a regularly scheduled flight. The National Weather Service reported light snow at the time, along with fog and three-quarters of a mile of visibility. Delta said it is conducting a full review in coordination with the Allegheny County Airport Authority and “other aviation stakeholders.” Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Crews are on the scene of a partial crane collapse at a high-rise building in Brooklyn.The incident was reported at One Bell Slip, a 31-story building near Commercial and Clay streets, on Thursday afternoon.The arm of the crane could be seen dangling off the side of the building, instead of being perched above it.The collapsed potion of the crane was said to be about 175 feet.Officials say so far it appears as if a cable snapped.No injuries were reported and it appears the rest of the crane is structurally sound.The Department of Building was headed to the scene to investigate.ALSO READ | First 3D printed house for sale in New York; builders say the process will cut housing construction costsEMBED More News Videos You've probably heard of 3D printed face masks and even 3D printed hands, as 3D printing technology has expanded over the past few...
    Larry King left behind an estate worth roughly $2 million to his children — having penned a handwritten will before two of his kids tragically died, according to a report. The legendary broadcaster wrote his will specifying that all of his money should be “divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr, Chance & CaLarry King left behind an estate worth roughly $2 million to his childrennnon,” TMZ reported . The CNN star penned the will on Oct. 17, 2019 before Chaia, 51, and Andy, 65, passed away within a month of each other last year, the outlet reported. That was also two months after he filed for divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, who was not mentioned in the document. Son Larry King Jr. is seeking for the court to appoint him as the administrator of his dad’s estate, given that the 87-year-old talk show...
    Then-President TrumpDonald TrumpHillary Clinton: Trump acquittal 'will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators' Former Republican officials in talks to form center-right anti-Trump party: report Gaetz hits back at Kinzinger PAC targeting 'Trumpism' MORE was sicker than previously reported when he was rushed to Walter Reed Hospital for treatment for the coronavirus last fall, The New York Times reported Thursday. At the time of his hospitalization, Trump had severely depressed blood oxygen levels and officials were concerned he would have to be placed on a ventilator, according to the Times, citing two people familiar with his condition. He was determined to have lung infiltrates, or substances such as fluid or bacteria inflaming the lungs. Trump was previously reported to be struggling to breathe and running a fever on Oct. 2, when he was taken to the hospital. The then-president had participated in the first presidential debate two days before his diagnosis...
    Officials said former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin intended to plead guilty to George Floyd’s in-custody murder before a Trump administration official blocked the plea deal last year, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Former Attorney General William Barr personally blocked the deal that would have allowed Chauvin to plead guilty to third-degree murder and avoid federal charges including a civil rights offense, the AP reported. Barr rejected Chauvin’s plea deal partly due to the investigation into Floyd’s death being in the early stages. The deal was discussed as a way to expedite the case against Chauvin in hopes of sidestepping more protests in Minneapolis, two law enforcement officials told the AP on condition of anonymity since they were not permitted to discuss the case. Barr opposed local officials trying to bring Derek Chauvin to justice WHEN THE DEFENDANT AGREED TO A PLEA DEAL. Barr nixed it. And does *anyone* believe...
    More On: jeffrey epstein 2018 sex abuse suit against ex-Dalton School headmaster returns to court Epstein financiers forced his victims into arranged marriages, lawsuit alleges Epstein estate executors warn freezing assets will affect payments to victims Ghislaine Maxwell loses bid to keep testimony about sex toys sealed The Bureau of Prisons warden who was in charge of the Metropolitan Correctional Center when Jeffrey Epstein killed himself at the lockup in 2019 has been put in charge of another lockup — despite an ongoing investigation into Epstein’s death, a report revealed said Thursday. The move is in contradiction to a previous order by the agency in 2020, which said warden Lamine N’Diaye would not be transferred to another post until inquiries about Epstein’s death had finished, the Associated Press reported. Instead, N’Diaye was transferred earlier this month to FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County, New Jersey,...
    Environmental experts in California said the Chevron oil spill in the San Francisco Bay has not caused any environmental impact so far. On Tuesday, an oil spill occurred at Chevron oil refinery in Richmond off the coast of the bay, spilling hundreds of gallons of diesel, according to an official readout. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has not reported any environmental impacts or wildlife damages since the spill, and the Contra Costa County Public Health has not reported any public health risks as a result, according to a local ABC affiliate. 1: UPDATE on oil spill at Richmond Chevron Long Wharf (photo below of oil sheen courtesy of Denis Perez Bravo of @richmondpulse ).Petroleum product leaked from a pipeline on the long wharf starting around 2:40pm continuing to about 4:30 pm at rate of 5 gallons per min .. pic.twitter.com/L69Pr5MEyV— John Gioia (@supejohngioia) February 10, 2021 Eric Laughlin,...
    (Reuters) - Affirm Holdings Inc reported a smaller quarterly loss in its maiden results as a publicly traded company on Thursday, as more people used its buy now, pay later service to shop online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Affirm, founded by PayPal Holdings Inc's co-founder Max Levchin, reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $31.6 million, or 45 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a loss of $44.2 million, or 92 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected a loss of 81 cents per share, according to Refinitiv IBES data. It was not immediately clear if the numbers were comparable. (Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: United States, loans
    President Joe Biden warned a bipartisan group of Senators Thursday that China “will eat our lunch” after speaking with Xi Jinping on Wednesday night, Reuters reported. Biden discussed a range of issues with the Chinese leader, from “coercive and unfair” trade practices to reported human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang and pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong as well as Taiwan, Reuters reported. U.S. and Chinese leaders have not spoken in over 11 months with the last call occurring on March 27 under the Trump administration. “They’re investing billions of dollars dealing with a whole range of issues that relate to transportation, the environment and a whole range of other things. We just have to step up,” Biden told Senators during the Thursday meeting, Reuters reported. (RELATED: ‘Fascist China, Nazi China’: Uighurs Demand US Prosecute Chinese Ambassadors For Genocide, Boycott Beijing Olympics) Biden’s hardened stance towards China signals a...
    Jessica Watkins, a leader of the Oath Keepers who is being charged with conspiracy related to the Capitol riot on January 6, claimed that she waited for Donald Trump to “activate” her team before the storming of the building. As reported by CNN, the claim was included in a filing by prosecutors submitted Thursday morning. “As the inauguration grew nearer, [Jessica] Watkins indicated that she was awaiting direction from President Trump,” the filing read. “Her concern about taking action without his backing was evident in a November 9, 2020, text in which she stated, ‘I am concerned this is an elaborate trap. Unless the POTUS himself activates us, it’s not legit. The POTUS has the right to activate units too. If Trump asks me to come, I will. Otherwise, I can’t trust it.’ Watkins had perceived her desired signal by the end of December.” Prosecutors claimed that Watkins revealed on...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Zillow Group Inc. up $28.89 to $200.60. A strong residential real estate market helped the real estate listings site beat analysts’ fourth-quarter profit forecasts. Zebra Technologies Corp., up $42.61 to $470.08. The maker of barcode scanners and related technology blew away Wall Street’s fourth-quarter profit and revenue forecasts. Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, up $8.01 to $237.21. The medical laboratory chain reported a surge in revenue from COVID-19 testing and solid fourth-quarter profits. Molson Coors Beverage Co., down $4.48 to $44.50. The brewer’s fourth-quarter profits fell far short of analysts’ forecasts as the virus pandemic continued hampering business in Europe. Generac Holdings Inc., up $38.57 to $316.11. The generator maker reported surprisingly good fourth-quarter profits and revenue. Kraft Heinz Co., up $1.65 to $35.54. The maker of Oscar Mayer meats, Jell-O pudding and Velveeta cheese...
    A convicted sex offender allegedly raped a Long Island, New York, woman before returning to her residence two days later in clown makeup to burglarize her home, prosecutors said. Joseph Johnson, 33, of Wyandanch, was arrested and charged for his alleged crime spree in September 2020, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini. Johnson is accused of breaking into several cars near the Wyandanch train station on September 19. Later in the day, he allegedly broke into a home and raped a woman before fleeing the scene with stolen cash, the New York Post reported. The homeowner’s surveillance cameras showed the man at the same house two days later but in clown makeup. Police later tied Johnson to the surveillance footage, and DNA evidence also linked him to the crime. Johnson faces multiple charges, including first-degree rape, burglary, first-degree criminal sexual act, strangulation, petit larceny, and five counts of criminal...
    HBO Max announced that the streaming service will be in Mexico and other Latin American countries in June 2021. This service will offer 100 years of WarnerMedia programming, combining products from brands such as HBO, Warner Bros., New Line, DC, ., TNT, TBS, truTV and Adult Swim, and their new local productions. The series catalog will consist of: Game of Thrones, Friends, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, as well as cartoons like Adventure Time, Scooby-Doo and Rick and Morty, sagas like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International, reported in a statement that by combining HBO with WarnerMedia’s catalog of the best series and films, as well as locally produced content by masterful storytellers in Latin America, HBO Max will offer fans in the region an enriching and unforgettable entertainment experience. HBO Max announced that in 2022...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health reported another 8,525 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. That brings the total to 1,806,805 since the first publicly announced infection in March of 2020. RELATED: Iconic Duffys Tavern Struggled But Survived Pandemic Times There were another 180 additional deaths, bringing the total to 28,871. The single-day positivity rate was 6.20% while the 14-day positivity rate was 7.60%. MIAMI-DADE In Miami-Dade, there were 1,579 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 19 newly reported deaths. The death toll is now 5,081. The additional cases increased Miami-Dade County’s overall total to 389,519. The single-day positivity rate was 6.64%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 7.56%. RELATED: Third Stimulus Check: How Much Could Your Next Relief Payment Be? BROWARD In Broward, there were 992 new cases and 16 additional deaths. The death toll stands at 2,218. Broward County’s overall total increased to 182,419 cases. The single-day...
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Police in coastal Georgia say forensic testing has identified remains found in 2018 as the body of a Louisiana man who had been missing since 2017. Chatham County Police announced Thursday that the remains are those of 34-year-old Leroy Peter Hargrave Jr. No cause of death has been determined. Relatives in Houma, Louisiana, reported Hargrave missing in May of 2017, saying he had moved to Savannah for drug treatment and had been living in a homeless shelter and then a house. After their phone calls to Hargrave went unanswered for more than a week, they reported him missing. Melody Billiot, Hargrave's mother, traveled to Savannah in July 2017 with other relatives to look for him. His body was found in 2018 near Old Fort Jackson, downriver from downtown Savannah. Chatham County police say they're still investigating how Hargrave died and are asking for tips. Copyright 2021...
    RICHMOND (CBS SF/BCN) — Investigators found human remains Wednesday on a boat that caught fire Sunday night and sank at the Bethel Island Marina, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said. Fire crews responded around 10 p.m. Sunday to the marina on a report of a boat on fire, arriving to find the vessel covered in flames that were spreading to a dock awning, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Craig Auzenne said. Firefighters extinguished the blaze but learned a man lived on the boat and his vehicle was still parked at the marina. The roof and walls on part of the boat collapsed in on itself, and the boat itself ended up sinking around 1 a.m. Monday, Auzenne said. OSPR crew on-site today with @USCG & @CoCoSheriff assessing a vessel fire that occurred last night at Bethel Island. A contractor has been hired to conduct cleanup. No...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island continues dropping as it approaches 5 percent for the first time since early last month as both Nassau and Suffolk saw nearly 1,000 newly reported infections each. Nassau County saw 919 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 137,196 since the pandemic began, according to the state Department of Health. Suffolk confirmed 828 new infections, as the total rose to 151,793 positive cases. According to the Department of Health, the positive infection rate on Long Island dropped from 5.36 percent on Monday, Feb. 8, to 5.29 percent the following day and 5.17 percent on Wednesday, Feb. 10, still the highest percentage in New York. The seven-day average infection rate statewide dropped from 4.38 percent to 4.16 percent as New York recovers from the surge of new cases following the holiday season. As of Thursday, Feb. 11, there were 1,292 COVID-19 patients hospitalized...
    SCIOTO — Governor DeWine announced Thursday that due to improving COVID numbers in Ohio the curfew health order that went into effect on November 19, 2020, expired at noon Thursday and was not renewed. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 21 new cases Thursday for Scioto County. The new cases bring the total to 5,728 since the start of the outbreak. There were 28 additional recoveries reported by ODH Thursday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 5,340 over the course of the pandemic. ODH also reported 6 additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Thursday bringing the total to 401 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19. Scioto County remains at Level...
    The president of Belarus equated six months of protests against his election to a “rebellion” backed by “very powerful forces,” the Associated Press reported Thursday. President Alexander Lukashenko said the protests have been supported by powerful foreign forces and that he plans to introduce constitutional reforms that have been criticized for only approving the appearance of conditions, the AP reported. Lukashenko has previously blamed the West for instigating demonstrations against him. “We must stand up to them no matter what, and this year will be decisive,” Lukashenko said to 2,700 people attending the All-Belarus People’s Assembly in Minsk, the AP reported. In the face of a harsh crackdown, many young Belarusians continue to protest against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. pic.twitter.com/TuQxHnueoW — DW News (@dwnews) February 10, 2021 Lukashenko called the assembly to talk about developing the country, though critics said it was an effort to quell public disapproval,...
    Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether market manipulation or other financial criminal activity fueled the meteoric rise of stocks such as GameStop and AMC Entertainment last month, a report said Thursday. Investigators from the Justice Department’s fraud section and the US Attorney’s office in San Francisco have requested information from stockbrokers and social media companies that helped spark the trading hysteria that lasted for about two weeks at the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. GameStop, a traditionally cheap stock, shot up in price after individual day traders, spurred in part by information shared on the social media site Reddit, started buying up shares at a lighting-quick rate. Federal investigators have now subpoenaed information from the trading app Robinhood, where a large number of the individual traders behind GameStop’s rise bought shares in the company, the Journal reported. Some...
    By Jonathan Allen | Reuters A Minnesota man accused of shooting several people and bombing a health clinic he had threatened over a grievance related to a back surgery was charged with murder and attempted murder in court on Thursday, according to police and local media. Police said Gregory Paul Ulrich, 67, used a handgun to shoot five people at the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota, on Tuesday, killing one. He also brought three homemade bombs with him and managed to explode two of them, damaging the building, they said. Local media reported that Ulrich had threatened at least one Allina doctor in 2018 in a dispute over surgery on his back, and that a judge had issued a restraining order against Ulrich. Police said Ulrich was believed to hold a grievance against someone at the clinic, in a small city about 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis, but declined...
    Facebook says it’s getting better at detecting bullying and harassment on its platforms. Between October and December of last year, the company nearly doubled the number of posts it took down for breaking its rules. The social network shared the new metrics as part of its quarterly community standards enforcement report, which documents the company’s content takedowns.  During the fourth quarter of last year, Facebook took action on 6.3 million pieces of content, compared with 3.5 million the previous quarter. There was a similar increase on Instagram, where takedowns increased from 2.6 million to 5 million. Importantly, Facebook also reported a notable improvement in its ability to proactively detect bullying before it’s reported by users. Its “proactive rate” for bullying and harassment nearly doubled, from 26 percent to 49 percent. Facebook credited its AI detection tools for the improvement, noting that its automated systems are better able to...
    Utah’s House Education Committee struck down a bill this week that would have required sex education classes to teach consent. The bill was introduced by state Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (D) and struck down in a 4-7 vote, Deseret News reported. The legislation would have required instruction regarding consent, sexual violence behavior prevention and sexual assault resource strategies. Committee members who opposed the bill argued that refusal skills had already been adopted by the state's board of education and were now part of curriculum standards, the newspaper reported. Moss said she plans to address such concerns before resubmitting the bill for committee consideration, Deseret News reported. “My motivation is not to get some liberal curriculum into the schools as many people have made that accusation, but rather to give kids information that they can use to protect themselves,” said Moss, a retired teacher who disclosed that her three daughters were sexually abused...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat this week for a second straight week. Home-loan rates stayed near record lows as the economy, especially in the services sector, remains burdened by the coronavirus pandemic. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the average rate on the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate home loan remained at last week’s 2.73%. By contrast, the rate stood at 3.47% a year ago. The average rate on 15-year fixed-rate loans, popular among homeowners seeking to refinance their mortgages, eased to 2.19% from 2.21%. The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly to 793,000 last week, the government reported Thursday, evidence that job cuts remain high despite a substantial decline in new confirmed viral infections. The damage from the pandemic to the U.S. and global economies suppressed mortgage rates through most of 2020. Economists are forecasting modest increases in home-loan rates this year....
    Health officials are seeing an outbreak of the super-spreader COVID-19 variant in Montgomery County, officials said. Four more linked cases of the highly-contagious UK variant were found in the area, according to local health officials.  The first case was a 30-year-old bartender who tested positive for the mutation on Jan. 15. “We have confirmed additional cases linked to some of these individuals, therefore, there are additional COVID cases we consider probable for the variant strain,” Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Dr. Valerie Arkoosh said.  “All of this signals to us the variant is likely much more widespread within in the community than can be confirmed through lab testing." The cases are reportedly mild and do not require hospitalization. County residents can call (833)-875-3967 if they have general questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine.
    Savannah Rychcik February 11, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden is suggesting “some minds may be changed” on whether former President Donald Trump should be convicted after House impeachment managers showed video footage of rioters storming the U.S. Capitol. A reporter asked Biden if he saw the video during the trial on Wednesday and what his reaction was. The president stressed his goal is to focus on the “promises” he made on jobs and infrastructure. “I, like other Americans, watched the news. I didn’t watch any of the hearing live… I watched some this morning. I think the Senate has a very important job to complete and my guess is some minds may have been changed, but I don’t know,” Biden said on Thursday. Watch his remarks below: President Biden on #ImpeachmentTrial: "My guess is some minds may have been changed, but I dont know." pic.twitter.com/FSEZcVsKXN— CSPAN (@cspan)...
    By Konstantin Toropin, Carma Hassan and Jason Hanna | CNN At least five people were killed and at least 36 people taken to hospitals in a pileup involving dozens of vehicles in poor weather on Interstate 35W in the Texas city of Fort Worth on Thursday morning, officials said. The crash was one of several reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas during dicey weather conditions Thursday, including freezing rain and accumulating ice. In Fort Worth, the I-35W pileup — reported around 6 a.m. CT — involved 75 to 100 vehicles over a roughly a mile-long stretch, Fort Worth police Officer Daniel Segura said. Because of the wreck, I-35 was backed up in both directions from I-30 to I-820 Thursday morning, Fort Worth police said on Twitter. “We are going vehicle by vehicle by vehicle to make sure that anybody that is still trapped in the vehicles has been...
    An airplane carrying nearly 80 passengers at Pittsburgh’s airport slid off of the icy taxiway before takeoff Wednesday, numerous sources reported. Delta Air Line Flight 2231, a Boeing 717, was departing Pittsburgh International Airport at around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for Atlanta when it “exited a taxiway” before takeoff, KDKA reported. The 77 people on board were deplaned and boarded onto shuttles that returned them to the airport terminal at around 9:40 p.m.  NEW PHOTO: Nearly 80 people were on a Delta plane when it went off the taxiway at Pittsburgh International Airport tonight. READ MORE: https://t.co/oxbMapC6I0 pic.twitter.com/t3i0EjBphy — KDKA (@KDKA) February 11, 2021 pic.twitter.com/jzFWUraqql — Pittsburgh International Airport (@PITairport) February 11, 2021 No injuries were reported, Pittsburgh International Airport said in a tweet. pic.twitter.com/k7PypV1F7W — Pittsburgh International Airport (@PITairport) February 11, 2021 “While on taxi-out prior to departure, Delta flight 2231 from Pittsburgh to Atlanta exited the...
    February 11, 2021 1:49 PM | By DPA 15 minutes. The United States Coast Guard (USA) rescued 3 Cuban citizens who had been trapped for 33 days on the desert island of Cayo Anguila, in the Bahamas, feeding on coconuts. A Coast Guard patrol guarding the area observed the 3 citizens, 2 men and a woman, waving makeshift flags on Monday. The island is located between the Florida Keys and Cuba. After delivering food, water and a radio to establish communications, the rescue was proceeded by helicopter on Tuesday. This was reported by the Coast Guard itself. They survived on coconuts According to the rescued Cubans, their ship sank “5 weeks ago”, so they swam to this island where they survived by feeding on coconuts. “Because our aircrews carried out routine patrols with diligence, we were able to detect people in distress and intervene.” This was pointed out by the...
    UK Covid deaths have dropped by a quarter in a week as 678 more fatalities are recorded while cases fall by 34 per cent. The 13,494 new infections have brought the total number of positive cases to 3,998,655. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2There are hopes the UK is past the darkest days of the pandemicCredit: Reuters A further 678 deaths have been reported - with the total number of victims in the UK now at 115,529. Last Thusday there were 915 new deaths were recorded with a further 20,634 cases. A total of 13.50 million people in the UK have now received the first dose of a Covid vaccine, up 450,810 on yesterday’s figure, which includes a new daily record for Scotland of 63,178. Today's numbers mean the Government’s target of vaccinating 13.5million vulnerable people by mid-February has been met. It comes...
    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A winter storm that coated southern Indiana with ice and snow downed small trees and tree limbs and led to the closing of schools and government offices Thursday. Jeffersonville City Hall, the Clark County Circuit Courts and U.S. District Court in New Albany all were closed as were the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana and Evansville-area schools. The National Weather Service reported 0.27 inches (0.69 centimeters) of ice accumulation at the Evansville airport between midnight and 7 a.m. local time. It reported the downing of numerous small trees and tree limbs in the region. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Associated Press, Indiana, weather, education
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The city of Burlington, Vermont, has a helpline for seniors who don’t have access to technology or transportation to get the coronavirus vaccine. The state is now in its third week of immunizing Vermonters 75 and older. The nonprofit, Age Well VT, is working with the city to help seniors register for an appointment to get their first dose or get an at-home vaccination, if necessary, WCAX-TV reported. One of the biggest concerns is getting home-bound Vermonters vaccinated, city leaders say. “It may seem to some of us like this information is everywhere, but we know we have not reached all seniors. Even in this very high-risk population there are still significant number of those who have not yet signed up,” Mayor Miro Weinberger said Wednesday. Black Vermonters also are a large part of the age group who have not been vaccinated. Burlington’s Trusted Community Voices...
    Icy road conditions led to a reported 100-car pileup on a Texas highway early Thursday morning. At least five fatalities have been confirmed, according to ABC 8. Somewhere between 75-100 cars were involved in the car crash including multiple 18-wheelers on I-35 near Fort Worth, CBS DFW reporter Jason McLaughlin reported. #Warning New video via @DallasTexasTV from another angle showing the horrific accident on I35W. An 18-wheeler barreling down the icy road. 100+ vehicles involved. 3 dead. Please be careful out there or stay home. pic.twitter.com/51phsJVDqg — Omar Villafranca (@OmarVillafranca) February 11, 2021 Here at the scene in North Fort Worth of one of the worse disasters I have ever seen in this area. Pray. Pray hard. 100+ of vehicles… @CBSDFW @CBSNews @ABC @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @ReedTimmerAccu @FoxNews @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/HFpeJoRA2Q — Jason McLaughlin (@NorthTXWeather) February 11, 2021 Police confirmed that five people have died so far, and it is unclear...
    CNN’s Brianna Keilar will reportedly replace Alisyn Camerota as the co-host of the network’s “New Day” morning program. NBC News media reporter Dylan Byers first reported the change Wednesday. CNN has not officially confirmed the move and did not respond to a request for comment from The Hill. #Break: TV News Scoop: CNN’s @brikeilarcnn will be the new co-host of CNN’s morning show “NEW DAY," replacing @AlisynCamerota, who will be moving to afternoons, per three sources familiar.No comment from CNN.— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 10, 2021 Keilar is based in Washington, and the move would reflect a broader trend at the network of increased airtime for D.C.-based anchors in recent months. In addition to a broader late-afternoon timeslot for Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate prepares for impeachment trial to start Yellen focuses on ,000 threshold for stimulus checks Toomey: Economy is 'roaring back,' another stimulus...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives with his wife Susan Pompeo at the airport in Prague, Czech Republic, August 11, 2020.Petr David Josek | Reuters Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spent more than $10,000 of taxpayer money on China-made pens for attendees at controversial private dinner parties he hosted for bigwigs who included CEOs, conservative media figures and Republican donors, according to official State Department records. The pens Pompeo handed out to his Madison Dinner guests cost an average of more than $26 apiece, according to the records, first reported Thursday by the advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. CREW noted that at the same time that the top U.S. diplomat was doling out 400 of the expensive foreign-made pens, he was publicly bashing China for "trade abuses that cost American jobs and strike enormous blows to economies all across America." So was Pompeo's then-boss,...
    Millions of Americans may wind up owing Uncle Sam as much as $50 billion in taxes on unemployment benefits they got in 2020, CBS News reported. As the IRS starts accepting and processing tax returns on Friday, the news outlet cited a report from Goldman Sachs that noted layoffs soared during the COVID-19 pandemic — and that could wipe out many taxpayers’ refunds and even dent the economy. "These surprise tax bills would reduce tax refunds or possibly even require net tax payments for vulnerable households, which may force some to cut back on spending," analysts with the investment bank wrote in the report, CBS News reported. Unemployment benefits are subject only to federal income tax paid at income-tax rates. People living in states without an income tax or in states that dont tax such benefits — including Alabama, California, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia — dont need to worry,...
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dozens of vehicles piled up Thursday morning, and multiple people were killed in a massive crash scene that stretched for more than a mile along a north Texas interstate.It happened around 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 35W just north of downtown Fort Worth.Multiple people were trapped inside wrecked vehicles for hours after the crashes, including a number of 18-wheelers, WFAA-TV reported.Fort Worth authorities confirmed there were at least five deaths, and crews were still looking for people trapped in the wreckage by mid-morningEMBED More News Videos Multiple people were trapped inside wrecked vehicles on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, including a number of 18-wheelers, authorities said. Dozens of people were injured in the pre-dawn collisions that were caught on video. Fort Worth police officers reported hearing drivers screaming from their cars as first responders struggled to get to them.EMBED More News VideosAuthorities confirmed there were fatalities in...
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Dozens of vehicles piled up Thursday morning, and multiple people were killed in a massive crash scene that stretched for more than a mile along a north Texas interstate.It happened some time around 6:30 a.m. on Interstate 35W just north of downtown Fort Worth.Multiple people were trapped inside wrecked vehicles for hours after the crashes, including a number of 18-wheelers, WFAA-TV reported.Fort Worth authorities confirmed there were at least five deaths, and crews were still looking for people trapped in the wreckage by mid-morningEMBED More News Videos Multiple people were trapped inside wrecked vehicles on Interstate 35W in Fort Worth, including a number of 18-wheelers, authorities said. Dozens of people were injured in the pre-dawn collisions that were caught on video. Fort Worth police officers reported hearing drivers screaming from their cars as first responders struggled to get to them.EMBED More News VideosAuthorities confirmed there were...