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    After no NBA players in “the bubble” in Florida tested positive for the coronavirus, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers credited the league for its testing protocols, as well as their mandatory mask requirement and symptom checks. “Maybe we should send our game plan to the White House,” Rivers said smiling. LEBRON JAMES SPEAKS OUT: 'NOTHING IS NORMAL IN 2020' The league made the announcement on Monday that no players tested positive for COVID-19. “Of the 346 players tested for COVID-19 on the NBA campus since test results were last announced on July 13, zero have returned confirmed positive tests,” a statement said. The statement added: “In the event that a player on the NBA campus returns a confirmed positive test in the future, he will be isolated until he is cleared for leaving isolation under the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association.” NBA: NO PLAYERS...
    There’s no bench. The courtside broadcasters will not be courtside. And the stat crew will be doing their work inside what loosely can be described as an oversized hockey penalty box. The NBA comes back Wednesday with a very different look. The league’s marketing motto for the restart of the season at Walt Disney World is “Whole New Game,” and in many respects, that’s very true. The arenas that will be used for the exhibitions, the seeding games that start July 30 and then the playoffs that are scheduled for mid-August through mid-October set up much differently than usual — all with safety during a pandemic very much in mind. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers said league officials have been great, “they really have been. They’ve done everything right as far as I’m concerned. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I mean, when you think that we’re...
    The NBA's new 'Black Lives Matter' court paint and socially distanced bench chairs have been unveiled at Disney World in Orlando as the league prepares to restart its season next week amid the coronavirus pandemic. ESPN's Malika Andrews posted pictures on social media from inside the NBA's bubble, which is aimed at keeping players and staff safe from the outbreak while 22 of the 30 league teams attempt to finish the 2019-2020 season. The paint job had previously been reported, but had gone unseen until Tuesday. Players will also have the option of having social justice messages, like 'Black Lives Matter,' emblazoned on the backs of their jerseys. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO  ESPN 's Malika Andrews posted pictures on social media from inside the NBA's bubble, which is aimed at keeping players and staff safe from the outbreak while 22 of the 30 league teams attempt to finish the 2019-2020...
    CLEVELAND, OHIO - FEBRUARY 09: Head coach Doc Rivers of the LA Clippers watches from the sidelines during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on February 09, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers joked about President Donald Trump’s handling of COVID-19 Tuesday. It’s no secret that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the entire world and changed life and society as we know it. Doc Rivers took a shot at President Donald Trump Tuesday when speaking about the effectiveness of the NBA‘s coronavirus protocols inside the bubble at Orlando, Florida. According to the CDC, there are more than 3.8 million cases (577,000 new cases) and 140, 630 deaths...
    Feds charge visiting Stanford researcher with lying about ties to Chinas military Discount grocer Aldi to open more than 70 stores by end of year Clippers Rivers praises NBA, suggests sharing plan with White House With zero positive test results in the NBA bubble this week, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes the league could share its approach to COVID-19 prevention with a larger audience. © Reuters/Adam Hunger Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers argues a call in the second half against the New York Knicks during Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York "Maybe we should send our game plan to the White House," Rivers said Tuesday. Two players tested positive during the first week teams spent at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando from July 7-13, including Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook. Another 19 players tested positive for...
    Indianapolis Colts, (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) Philip Rivers won’t inspire fear for the Houston Texans, but the Indianapolis Colts are a team to be reckoned with. After having to pivot quickly to Jacoby Brissett after Andrew Luck retired last August, the Indianapolis Colts faded in 2019, in line with Brissett’s knee injury to finish 7-9. In a push to win-now mode, with a dose of familiarity due to the coaching staff’s history with the Chargers, the Colts signed Philip Rivers to a one-year deal this offseason. The context of a 5-11 season can’t be forgotten, in terms of game scripts and situations where he forced some throw. But Rivers had a down year for the Chargers in 2019, as his never-elite arm strength really seemed to fade. He’ll turn 39 in December. The Houston Texans have won the AFC South the last two years, with the singular brilliance of...
    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-9) CAMP SITE: Indianapolis LAST YEAR: Andrew Luck’s shocking August retirement announcement created huge void for Colts. Yes, QB Jacoby Brissett started well but wasn’t same after returning from left knee injury, and rash of injuries left him with severely depleted receiving corps. Combination made Indy’s offense too predictable, and Adam Vinaiteri’s kicking struggles also hurt. While defense made strides, Indy still posted second losing record in three years and missed playoffs for fourth time in five years. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: QB Philip Rivers, DT DeForest Buckner, WR Michael Pittman Jr., CB Xavier Rhodes, RB Jonathan Taylor, DT Sheldon Day, S T.J. Carrie, TE Trey Burton, FB Roosevelt Nix, S Julian Blackmon, QB Jacob Eason. IMPORTANT LOSSES: DE Jabaal Sheard, K Adam Vinatieri, CB Pierre Desir, TE Eric Ebron, WR Devin Funchess, S Clayton Geathers, OL Joe Haeg. PANDEMIC CHALLENGES: After spending first 16 seasons with Chargers,...
    Portland moms form human barrier to protect protesters from federal officers You have to wear a face mask if you shop at these stores 2020 NFL Preview: If Colts are right about Philip Rivers, they could win big in post-Andrew Luck world Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2020 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on August 5.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo Sports graphics by Paul Rosales) Imagine if you’d heard on the afternoon of last Aug. 24 that Philip Rivers would be the Indianapolis Colts’ starting quarterback in 2020. On that August night, the Colts got one of the biggest gut punches in NFL history. News of Andrew Luck’s retirement broke, shocking the NFL world. Luck certainly had every right to leave the...
    Orlando (USA), Jul 18 (EFE) .- Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers reflected this Saturday on the legacy of US Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights icon. The Clippers coach says Lewis will continue his fight for equality and freedom. As the NBA mourned Lewis’s death, Rivers reflected on his life fighting for civil rights, equal justice, and freedom, and spoke about how to continue his legacy now that it is vital to the upcoming election. “It is a really sad day for our country,” Rivers said before practice Saturday. “The amazing thing is when you think about some of the things that Lewis was fighting for, that we’re still fighting for. Voter suppression right now is at its highest point.” “It is surprising that we have a group of people who are trying to keep people from voting. Whites, blacks and youth are the target,” he said. The coach...
    Rev. Vickey Gibbs, beloved Houston pastor and activist, dies of Covid-19 at 57 Quesaritos to McRibs: A history of canceled fast food items LeBron James, Doc Rivers, others in NBA family react to death of John Lewis John Lewis, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement in America and a long-time congressman, died Friday at the age of 80. © Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images That has hit some in the NBA hard. “I’ll tell you a quick story,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Saturday in a Zoom conference with reporters. “I was young, I was playing for the Hawks, and I got to know Andy Young really well, and Andrew was running for governor, and I went on a campaign trip with John Lewis and Andy Young. Just think about that, I was a — I don’t know, 26 maybe, 27. I don’t know...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rivers Casino is laying off more than 60 workers. In a statement on Friday, the casino said it had to eliminate 64 positions on Thursday due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. “We appreciate and value their contributions. We’re providing assistance to help them transition to their next opportunity,” the casino said in a statement. Pandemic-related shutdowns in Pennsylvania helped knock casino revenue down by 18 percent.
    The Rev. C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal campaigns in the civil rights movement and spent decades advocating for justice and equality, died Friday at the age of 95. Vivian began staging sit-ins against segregation in Peoria, Illinois, in the 1940s — a dozen years before lunch-counter protests by college students made national news. He met King soon after the budding civil rights leader’s leadership of the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, and helped translate ideas into action by organizing the Freedom Rides that eventually forced federal intervention across the South. Vivian boldly challenged a segregationist sheriff while trying to register Black voters in Selma, Alabama, where hundreds, then thousands, later marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. “You can turn your back now and you can keep your club in your hand, but you cannot beat down justice. And we...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia’s Rivers Casino reopened to gamblers on Friday. Guests had their temperatures taken as they entered the casino and had to wear masks. Download The New And Improved CBS Philly App! Hand sanitizer stations are also positioned around the casino and stepped up cleaning procedures are in effect. (credit: CBS3) “We have instituted a Rivers Clean Team, cleaning ambassadors per se. They proactively clean the slot machines and the table games throughout the day. As well as if a guest is in need, if they feel safer or more secure to witness the team member cleaning a machine, they can reach out to the cleaning ambassadors and we make sure that the machines are properly sanitized,” said River Casino Assistant General Manager Peter Longi. Right now, the casino floor capacity is limited to 25%.
    Freedom rider C.T. Vivian speaks during the ‘American Experience: Freedom Riders’ panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights veteran who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and later led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, has died. Vivian died at home in Atlanta of natural causes Friday morning, his friend and business partner Don Rivers confirmed to The Associated Press. Vivian was 95. His civil rights work stretched back more than six decades, to his first sit-in demonstrations in the 1940s in Peoria, Ill. He met King soon after the budding civil rights leader’s victory in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Read More: Facebook ‘boycott’ meeting with civil rights leaders ‘a disappointment’ Vivian helped organize...
    ATLANTA — The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights veteran who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and later led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, has died. Vivian died at home in Atlanta of natural causes Friday morning, his friend and business partner Don Rivers confirmed to The Associated Press. Vivian was 95. His civil rights work stretched back more than six decades, to his first sit-in demonstrations in the 1940s in Peoria, Ill. He met King soon after the budding civil rights leader’s victory in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER BOB WOODSON: THE LEFT 'ABANDONED ALL PRETENSE' OF FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Vivian helped organize the Freedom Rides to integrate buses across the South and trained waves of activists in non-violent protest. It was Vivian's bold challenge of a segregationist sheriff while trying to register Black voters in Selma, Alabama, that sparked hundreds, then...
    ATLANTA -- The Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights veteran who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and served as head of the organization co-founded by the civil rights icon, has died.Vivian died at home in Atlanta of natural causes Friday morning, his friend and business partner Don Rivers confirmed to The Associated Press. Vivian was 95.His civil rights work stretched back more than six decades, to his first sit-in demonstrations in the 1940s in Peoria, Ill. He met King soon after the budding civil rights leader's victory in the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Vivian became an active member of what would become the Southern Christian Leadership Conference."He has always been one of the people who had the most insight, wisdom, integrity and dedication," said Andrew Young, who also worked alongside King.Cordy Tindell Vivian was born July 28, 1924, in Howard County, Mo., but moved to Macomb, Ill.,...
    Rev. C.T. Vivian, a civil rights leader who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr., died Friday morning of natural causes in his Atlanta home at the age of 95. Born in 1924 in Missouri, Vivian later became a prominent figure through his efforts in civil rights work that began with his first sit-in demonstration in the 1940s in Peoria, Illinois. He went on to help organize Freedom Rides to integrate buses in the South and train activists in how to engage in issues through peaceful protests in addition to helping to register black voters in Selma, Alabama, a city at the center of the marches for civil rights in the 1960s. “He has always been one of the people who had the most insight, wisdom, integrity and dedication,” Andrew Young, who also worked alongside King, told the Associated Press. Vivian's friend and business partner, Don Rivers, said...
    The Los Angeles Clippers have several close rivals in the NBA. And it seems head coach Doc Rivers is determined to make sure his team emerges victorious, by hook or by crook. Recently, Rivers joked about reporting LeBron James and his plans to snitch on everyone via the anonymous hotline set up by the NBA. Doc Rivers set to get LeBron James out of the way? The Los Angeles Clippers sure have struggled to make a name for themselves. After all, they are in the same city as the great Lakers. However, it seems that Clippers head coach Doc Rivers has decided enough is enough. Recently, Rivers joked about some mischief he has been up to. On a recent media availability, a reporter asked Doc what he feels about the NBA’s anonymous tip hotline. Doc said, “I turned in LeBron (James) yesterday, I’m turning in Pop (Gregg Popovich) today. I’m...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Pandemic-related shutdowns in Pennsylvania, the nation’s No. 2 commercial gambling state, helped knock casino revenue down by 18%, state regulators reported Thursday, and it would have been much worse without the advent of online gambling and sports betting. Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania shrank to $2.7 billion in the just-finished fiscal year, down from a new record high above $3.3 billion a year ago, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Revenue from slot-machine gambling was down by $680 million and table games were down by about $240 million, both nearly 30%. But online gambling contributed $240 million and sports betting brought in $114 million in the first full year for both in casinos’ portfolios in Pennsylvania. The state’s 12 operating casinos spent much of the spring shut down, while online gambling went on. Online sports betting also continued but was hobbled by the cancellation of...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. The nameless NBA tip line has grow to be a sizzling subject since gamers arrived within the bubble and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is joking that he’s going to make use of what has been dubbed the ‘snitch hotline’ to get one over on the staff’s rivals — most notably Los Angeles Lakers famous person LeBron James. The Clippers are at present second within the Western Convention standings because the NBA restart approaches, behind the Lakers by 5.5 video games. Rivers cracked the joke about reporting James and others standing within the staff’s approach of a primary championship whereas talking to reporters on Thursday. “I turned in LeBron yesterday. I’m handing over Pop right this moment,” Rivers joked. “I’m attempting to show all these guys in. I feel it’s phenomenal. We’re...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. The anonymous NBA tip line has become a hot topic since players arrived in the bubble and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers is joking that he’s going to use what has been dubbed the ‘snitch hotline’ to get one over on the team’s rivals — most notably Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. The Clippers are currently second in the Western Conference standings as the NBA restart approaches, behind the Lakers by 5.5 games. Rivers cracked the joke about reporting James and others standing in the team’s way of a first championship while speaking to reporters on Thursday. “I turned in LeBron yesterday. I’m turning in Pop today,” Rivers joked. “I’m trying to turn all these guys in. I think it’s phenomenal. We’re going to be the only team left when this is done.” Doc Rivers jokes about...
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said he was reported to the anonymous “snitch hotline” for not wearing a mask outside while wandering around the NBA bubble in Orlando. “Who be the rat?” Howard said during an Instagram Live video. “I don’t know, someone done told on me, man. The Athletic previously reported that the line was active with complaints. The Lakers are scheduled to restart their season against the Dallas Mavericks on July 23. With the NBA slated to return shortly, the league is continuing to strictly enforce safety measures. Others who broke protocols by stepping out of the bubble, such as Sacramento Kings center Richuan Holmes and Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo, are mandated to a 10-day quarantine period. Jimmy Butler was also reported to the ‘snitch hotline’ for a noise disturbance, which ended up in security catching the Miami Heat heat star drenched in sweat while...
    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard said he was reported to the anonymous “snitch hotline” for not wearing a mask outside while wandering around the NBA bubble in Orlando. “Who be the rat?” Howard said during an Instagram Live video. “I don’t know, someone done told on me, man. The Athletic previously reported that the line was active with complaints. The Lakers are scheduled to restart their season against the Dallas Mavericks on July 23. With the NBA slated to return shortly, the league is continuing to strictly enforce safety measures. Others who broke protocols by stepping out of the bubble, such as Sacramento Kings center Richuan Holmes and Houston Rockets forward Bruno Caboclo, are mandated to a 10-day quarantine period. Jimmy Butler was also reported to the ‘snitch hotline’ for a noise disturbance, which ended up in security catching the Miami Heat heat star drenched in sweat while dribbling...
    In the NBA bubble, the team that’s crowned champion might literally be the last team standing. And Clippers coach Doc Rivers might have found a way to use the NBA’s new “snitch hotline” to his advantage. “I turned in LeBron [James] yesterday. I turned [Gregg Popovich] in today,” Rivers joked, via ESPN. “I am trying to turn all these guys in … we are going to be the only team left when I am done … No, I don’t think it’s a problem.” The hotline, which was part of the league’s 113-page memo detailing the safety protocols in Orlando, was set up to allow players and staff to anonymously report any potential rules violations they see. The line has already been ringing, according to The Athletic, with multiple tips submitted. The tips haven’t exactly been popular among players. When the hotline was announced, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma dubbed it the...
    In the NBA bubble, the team that’s crowned champion might literally be the last team standing. And Clippers coach Doc Rivers might have found a way to use the NBA’s new “snitch hotline” to his advantage. “I turned in LeBron [James] yesterday. I turned [Gregg Popovich] in today,” Rivers joked, via ESPN. “I am trying to turn all these guys in … we are going to be the only team left when I am done … No, I don’t think it’s a problem.” The hotline, which was part of the league’s 113-page memo detailing the safety protocols in Orlando, was set up to allow players and staff to anonymously report any potential rules violations they see. The line has already been ringing, according to The Athletic, with multiple tips submitted. The tips haven’t exactly been popular among players. When the hotline was announced, Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma dubbed it the...
    US coronavirus: Arizona and Texas counties hit hard by coronavirus bring in refrigerated trucks as morgues fill up The recipe tweak that ruined McDonalds fries LeBron James is such a huge star that hes got an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble, a Houston Rockets player joked © Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner LeBron James, Austin Rivers. Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that LeBron James is such a huge star that he probably has an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble. "Y'all know 'Bron ain't staying where we staying, man," Rivers said in an Instagram Live on Wednesday.  Pointing to a luxury four-story house, he added: "This whole damn building [is] Lebron's." NBA stars have been sharing their experiences from Walt Disney World, Orlando on social media since moving in to see out the remainder of the 2020 season. James is set...
    LeBron James, Austin Rivers. Getty/Katelyn Mulcahy/Sean Gardner Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that LeBron James is such a huge star that he probably has an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble. "Y'all know 'Bron ain't staying where we staying, man," Rivers said in an Instagram Live on Wednesday.  Pointing to a luxury four-story house, he added: "This whole damn building [is] Lebron's." NBA stars have been sharing their experiences from Walt Disney World, Orlando on social media since moving in to see out the remainder of the 2020 season. James is set to share any photos or videos of his room. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers joked that LeBron James is such a huge star that he probably has an entire building to himself in the NBA bubble. NBA stars, including Rajon Rondo, JR Smith, and Joel Embiid,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It’s back to school but not back to class for Sacramento County. A surge in coronavirus cases is forcing the Sacramento County Superintendent the public health department to recommend all 13 school districts keep their campuses closed in the fall. “I think distance-learning is really going to challenge the most vulnerable. It will take us years, decades, to make up this lost learning,” Cassandra Jennings, President of The Greater Sacramento Urban League, said. Jennings said some students are more at risk than others. “Most of those from low-income communities and disproportionately black and brown students,” she said. There are more than 250,000 K-12 students in Sacramento County, and of those students, more than 60% get free and reduced lunch. But in the Twin Rivers Unified School District, it’s much higher. Ninety percent of their students are considered low-income. READ: Distance Learning Debate: Parents Torn As Districts Make Decisions...
    Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James might be living life king size in the Orlando bubble. Houston Rockets’ player Austin Rivers recently jokes about how James seems to be living lavishly, away from everyone else. LeBron James living apart from everyone in his castle Today, Houston Rockets’ point guard Austin Rivers took over the SLAM media company’s official Instagram account to go live. Rivers took the viewers inside the Rockets’ private practice session. Fans also got to watch some scrimmages on the regular IG stories that Rivers posted. One thing that caught the fans’ attention more than others was when Rivers mentioned LeBron James. Apparently, many fans kept asking the 27-year-old Rockets’ player whether he had come across the Lakers star veteran LeBron James.       In a clip from the IG Live, Rivers showed the viewers a large building, that looked at least three storeys high, saying...
    George Floyds family files wrongful death lawsuit against Minneapolis police officers, city Taco Bell teases a radical menu change that could involve slashing potatoes, Quesaritos, and some nachos from the menu Austin Rivers joked that LeBron had his own dedicated hotel during NBA bubble tour Back when the NBA released its plans for the bubble city at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers were among the title contenders assigned to the top-tier Gran Destino Resort on the Disney campus. © Provided by For The Win But in the week since the Lakers arrived at Orlando, we have yet to see any social media posts from LeBron James’ hotel room. Now-injured Lakers guard Rajon Rondo, for example, compared his room to a Motel 6. But not LeBron. So, could LeBron actually be staying away from his team and in his own dedicated hotel? Rockets guard Austin Rivers...
    Getty LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s been about a week since the Los Angeles Lakers arrived at the NBA bubble, but nobody on the outside world has seen LeBron James‘ room. Much has been made about certain players complaining about their meal sizes and room conditions. However, nobody thinks James is going to accept living in one of the lesser rooms. Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has been asked about James’ room a number of times and he decided to poke fun at the question. “Man, I told you everybody keep asking if I seen Bron, man, y’all know Bron ain’t staying where we staying man. … I know he ain’t staying where we staying at,” Rivers said. LeBron's crib in the bubble is HUGE. My guy @AustinRivers25 had jokes on our IG live today.
    Comedienne Kathy Griffin called out Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on Twitter Tuesday. The redhead recounted text messages from the host after Joan Rivers died and accused him of sending notes that were in poor taste. Griffin also claimed that the story was later picked up by the media. The accusation came as Griffin was upset over a story by gossip columnist Cindy Adams. Page Six tweeted an article from the writer that was negative towards Mary Trump. The President’s niece recently wrote a scathing book about the commander in chief. This stance upset Griffin, and she proceeded to write several tweets about what happened the week Joan Rivers died. “F*ck #CindyAdams. I have a little tea for you guys about her. Of course she’s trying to take down #MaryTrump. Typical. I’ve never spoken about this before.” The former reality star then shared that she was “devastated” when...
    CHICAGO (CBS)— Pieces of metal and broken car parts are seen sitting on the side of busy Chicago highways. A Calumet Park man who had his car damaged by debris said the state needs to do a better job of keeping expressways clear and safe. So CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas put his foot on the gas and learned that for the first time in years, the state is trying to clean up much of the highway on their own rather than paying a contractor. The Eisenhower Expressway can give you a beautiful view of Chicago, but the sides of the road are not so pretty. A broken rim, a plastic crate, and a loose bag were spotted. McNicholas kept driving and found more debris on the expressway in the western suburbs. On the way back into the Loop, there was an entire bumper. It was still there the next day...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed it is investigating two separate complaints filed against Rivers Casino. A spokesperson with the Department of Labor told KDKA that OSHA investigates all complaints, saying no information will be released until the investigations are complete. KDKA reached out to Rivers Casino for comment after confirming the investigations. The casino said it “adheres to all guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and meets all operating requirements set by the Allegheny County Health Department. The health and safety of our Team Members, guests and the community is our top priority.”
    KATHY Griffin slammed friend turned nemesis Andy Cohen after she claimed he urged her to take the late Joan Rivers job the day she passed - and minuted later he clapped right back. The red-haired comedian called the 52-year-old Bravo boss a “POS” in a fiery series of tweets posted on Tuesday. 5 Andy slammed Kathy Griffin after she called him a "POS"Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5 The comedian claimed Andy urged her to take Joan Rivers' jobCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5 Joan passed away in September 2014Credit: PA:Press Association Kathy, 59, appeared angry at an article written by gossip columnist Cindy Adams, 90, about Donald Trump’s niece, Mary. She wrote a series of tweets in response to a piece by Cindy when the late Fashion Police host was brought up. The standup comic then revealed: “When my beloved Joan Rivers passed away, I was devastated. “I still...
    BEIJING (AP) — The Yangtze River region has seen its second highest rainfall in more than a half-century so far this year as deadly flooding strikes much of China. Around 28,000 homes have been damaged and 141 people have died or are missing in the floods since last month. Virtually all of mainland China has been affected, excluding vast far western areas such as Tibet and Xinjiang, according to Vice Minister of Emergency Management Zheng Guoguang. The Yangtze, Asia's longest river, and parts of its watershed have seen the second highest rainfall since 1961 over the past six months, Zheng told reporters. Damage has been estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, adding to pressure on an economy deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including virus-related shutdowns and the loss of overseas markets. Hubei province, through which the Yangtze flows and famed for its numerous lakes and rivers, is...
    Superintendent for one of USs largest public school systems has a message for DeVos: You cant put every kid back in a school Tax Day deals are almost non-existent but National Fry Day brings free fries, deals Monday Doc Rivers challenges Sen. Josh Hawley to acknowledge Black Lives Matter Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley used the NBA’s list of social-justice messages players could put on their jerseys as an opportunity to grandstand. He wants more politics in the NBA — just his politics. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski got in trouble for his succinct response to Hawley. © Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images Clippers coach Doc Rivers had a longer response — and a challenge for Hawley. “I mean, we have a senator that Tweets at Woj yesterday just because he was talking about what we were going to put on the back of our jersey,” Rivers said from the NBA Orlando...
    Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is “healthy” and has arrived at Disney World for the NBA season restart, coach Doc Rivers has confirmed. Leonard did not fly to Orlando with his Clippers teammates on Wednesday after being excused due to a family matter. Speaking on Saturday, Rivers said the All-Star forward was going through the quarantine procedure put in place as part of the protocols to combat the risk of coronavirus. “Kawhi, he is here, he is going through the protocol,” Rivers said. Leonard is now expected to quarantine for two days. ESPN reported on July 2 that the Clippers had to close their team facility following a positive test for COVID-19, but Rivers says all the players in Orlando are fit, including Paul George, who had been recovering from shoulder surgery. “I think everybody’s healthy, that is a great thing,” he said. “Guys were not as healthy in training camp...
    RANKIN, Pa. (KDKA) – During the coronavirus pandemic, the reemergence of drive-in movies has been apparent. “Rivers of Steel” has announced they are beginning a series of drive-in movie double features that will run one weekend a month through November at the Carrie Blast Furnaces. The movies will be projected onto a big screen on the side of the Blowing Engine House. Each month will have a particular theme of movie and starting on July 24, movies will be shown that were filmed in and around Pittsburgh. On Friday, July 24 they are screening “Flashdance” and “Out of the Furnace.” Then, on Saturday, July 25, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and “Kingpin” will be the two features. Those in attendance can get food from Iron Oven Catering in partnership with Rogue BBQ. Tickets and more details can be found on the Rivers...
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers Hypothesis about simply how good Lakers star LeBron James may need been if he had centered his physicality and athleticism on soccer slightly than basketball is as a lot an entertaining train in hypotheticals as evaluating James to, say, Michael Jordan. However on Friday, James despatched out a put up on Instagram that he says backs up simply what he may need been capable of do had he handed up hoops for pigskin. The put up options an previous clipping from a publication that included a scouting report on James, exhibiting him in his No. 9 jersey from St. Vincent-St. Mary Excessive Faculty and calling him, “The #1 soccer prospect within the state of Ohio.” LeBron was the No. 1 ranked soccer prospect within the state of Ohio
    Getty LeBron James, Lakers Speculation about just how good Lakers star LeBron James might have been if he had focused his physicality and athleticism on football rather than basketball is as much an entertaining exercise in hypotheticals as comparing James to, say, Michael Jordan. But on Friday, James sent out a post on Instagram that he says backs up just what he might have been able to do had he passed up hoops for pigskin. The post features an old clipping from a publication that included a scouting report on James, showing him in his No. 9 jersey from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and calling him, “The #1 football prospect in the state of Ohio.” LeBron was the No. 1 ranked football prospect in the state of Ohio
    3D illustration of Trophozoite, the infectious form of the parasite Naegleria fowleri. Getty The brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri can be found in warm, freshwater lakes around the world. Human infections have historically been rare, but cases may increase as climate change warms waters. If this single-celled organism enters someone's nose, it travels up to the brain to feed on brain tissue.  Only four of the 145 Americans infected by N. fowleri have survived. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After a Florida resident was infected by a rare brain-eating amoeba last week, health officials issued a warning to residents, telling them to swim with nose clips and avoid nasal contact with tap water. If inhaled through the nose, Naegleria fowleri, a heat-loving, single-celled organism, travels up the olfactory nerve to the brain, where it rapidly multiplies and begins feasting on brain tissue. In 97% of cases, it's...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was driving up Interstate 90/94 when whack! A piece of metal cracked his windshield. Walt Rivers said it happened at a construction site near the Jane Byrne Interchange, where the expressway changes names from the Kennedy Expressway to the Dan Ryan Expressway. And he told CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas more needs to be done to keep drivers safe. Rivers said he was trying to get to his friend’s funeral. He did not plan for a pit stop parked on the side of the expressway with a cracked windshield. “Probably if I was going 20 miles an hour faster, it could have been fatal if it would have come through the windshield all the way and struck me,” Rivers said. He was driving north through the construction zone on July 3. He said the metal seemed to come out of nowhere as he drove by an...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Rivers Casino is reopening on Friday after Allegheny County issued a new order yesterday. The casino announced Thursday that it will reopen on 9 a.m. Friday with some changes in place. Per the county’s order, there will be no smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes inside. There will also be no dining or consuming alcohol inside, but some restaurants inside the casino will offer takeout menus. Face masks must be worn at all times, no exceptions. There will be personnel monitoring and enforcing full compliance. “We thank the Allegheny County Health Department for its confidence and for the important work they’re doing,” said Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena in a press release. “As a regulated business, we have a natural culture of compliance. We strive daily to meet or exceed all health and safety standards and to adapt quickly...
    A PARISIAN tech company has launched its “Uber for water taxis” by sailing one down the river Seine. The SeaBubbles prototype can hover above the waves, reach speeds of eight knots and is completely silent. 4 A prototype ‘Bubble’ sails across the River Seine The French startup has a bold vision to utterly transform urban travel. It wants to bring out a network of autonomous, car-shaped river shuttles which will travel though cities on major waterways. The on-demand ferry service can be accessed using an app – just like Uber. 4 Alain Thebault and Anders Bringdal, a sailor and windsurfer started SeaBubbles in early 2016 The boats hover inches above the water for a speedy, smooth ride. 4 4 The first designs of the SeaBubble were revealed last year MOST READ IN TECH AND SCIENCE JAW-DROPPING 3D face of jawless Stone Age man whose head was...
    While the NFL is focusing on what measures are needed to take in order to safely begin the season amid a pandemic, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is thinking about what might happen during the Super Bowl if players were to test positive for COVID-19. Rivers, 38, raised his concerns during a call with the Player’s Association on Friday when he asked what would happen if a player tested but positive but was asymptomatic. JETS’ ROOKIE DENZEL MIMS RIPS ON PHILLY: ‘TRASH A-- CITY’ According to the NFL Network, the protocol is straight forward with no exceptions: A five-day isolation period is required after an initial test, in addition to two consecutive negative tests separated by 24 hours over 10 days. The rules for symptomatic players include a mandatory 10-day quarantine following a positive test. A positive test of symptomatic players would guarantee no participation in the Super Bowl. The league issued several...
    By Elena Delavega Mexico City is a dust bowl, a polluted megalopolis where breathing is hard and newly washed clothes hung out to dry turn stiff by evening. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began clobbering this capital city, residents regularly wore face masks during the frequent air quality emergencies there.[ READ: Lessons from the 1918 Pandemic ]Now Mexico City’s bad air pollution – which contributes to high rates of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases – is making the metropolitan area’s 21 million people more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Mexico City wasn’t always an ecological and health disaster. As the center of the Aztec empire, it was verdant and diverse. As late as the early 20th century, 45 rivers ran through the Mexican capital.Photos: The Global Coronavirus OutbreakView All 78 ImagesThe decision to bury and pave over its rivers, creating today’s arid metropolis, was a 20th-century plan meant to protect residents from disease –...
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's president called on Ukraine and Romania on Tuesday to stop polluting two major rivers that flow across Hungary after floods in the past weeks brought in "dirty carpets" of plastic bottles from its neighbours. In letters to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, published on President Janos Ader's official website, Ader said Hungarian authorities could not clean up all the waste in the Tisza and Szamos rivers. "It is disappointing that pollution of the Tisza river with waste has not been reduced ... and poses a lasting threat to the fragile ecosystem of the river," Ader said in the letter to Zelenskiy. He asked the Ukrainian president to help to resolve the problem urgently. "Our machines are no longer able to handle the piles of garbage that come in unstoppable quantities," Ader said. Ader, whose role in Hungarian politics is largely ceremonial, said...
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Austin Rivers is hoping the NBA will expand its list of approved messages for jerseys in Orlando. The resumption of the 2019-20 NBA season is less than a month away, but between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and rampant social injustice and police brutality in this country, it’s hard to focus solely on basketball these days. As such, the NBA has been working to make as many symbolic gestures as possible to support the Black Lives Matter movement that’s taken centerstage, which makes sense for a major American sports league that is decidedly more progressive than its peers and whose players are predominantly Black. However, when ESPN’s Marc J. Spears first reported the list of approved messages players would be able to include on the backs of their jerseys for games within the Orlando bubble, the response was tepid at best. Plastering “Black Lives Matter” on...
    TOKYO – Torrential rain hit Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu on Monday, with at least one more river bursting its banks, as the death toll from three days of floods and mudslides rose to 44, including 14 at an old people’s home. Evacuation orders were issued for more than half a million island residents, as well as evacuation advisories for tens of thousands more in western Japan, broadcaster NHK said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the rain was forecast to head east by Wednesday and ordered round-the-clock search and rescue operations. Ten people were missing, NHK said. TV pictures showed streets turned into rivers rushing by at waist high, a collapsed bridge, upturned cars and a helicopter winching a man to safety from an inundated house. The old people’s home was flooded in the island’s central prefecture of Kumamoto. NHK did not give details. Local residents take shelter at an...
    Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers, (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Philip Rivers posed a great question to the NFL about their COVID protocol. As the NFL season gets closer, questions are being raised about the protocol that will be in effect when games begin. New Colts quarterback Philip Rivers had one of those questions and it may have poked a big hole in the NFL’s efforts to return. Rivers questioned what would happen if a player tested positive for COVID-19 during Super Bowl week, but was asymptomatic. The NFL’s response: maybe. #Colts QB Philip Rivers raised a big question on NFLPA call Friday: If a player tests positive for COVID-19 during Super Bowl week but is asymptomatic, would he have no choice but to sit? Answer was yes — but if he later has two negative tests 24 hrs apart, he could be cleared. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 6, 2020 ...
    Coronavirus — The entry into the new normality has coincided with the arrival of a new season: summer. And this has brought about a considerable increase in temperatures in some areas of Spanish territory, such as the Community of Madrid. During this week temperatures are expected around 38º C. Is bathing in rivers and swamps allowed? In the face of this heat wave, those from Madrid who cannot leave the community take the opportunity to spend the day on the outskirts of Madrid’s rivers or swamps. But, Is bathing allowed in these aquatic areas? The answer is no. The autonomous government prohibits, for the time being, bathing in rivers, swamps, lakes and pools of untreated freshwater pools, as well as in the rest of the river areas. However, yes you can be on the banks, but complying with hygiene and precautionary measures to avoid crowds and possible contagions. So...
    The LA Clippers aren’t treading lightly this season. The team is extremely motivated to make it big this year. Boosted by the arrivals of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the franchise looks better than ever. The Clippers have immense talent in their roster who can take them all the way to the NBA Finals. Everything just seems right this season for the LA Clippers. They have an amazing owner for starters.  Moreover, the team signed two-time All-Star Joakim Noah for the remainder of the season, to raise the stakes further. The LA Clippers’ official Instagram account posted a photo of Joakim Noah, containing a quote from the 35-year-old.  Here is what Noah has to say to the faithful Clipper fans: “I know there is a tough, tough journey ahead. But I couldn’t be more excited than to do this with the guys on the Clippers.” LA Clippers head coach Doc...
    Kawhi Leonard is the man leading the offensive | Ezra Shaw / . The arrival of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in the offseason once made Clippers fans aim for a title as a place in the NBA. Until now, the quintet has been well positioned to reach the scepter, but before the team will have to take care of the silent enemies that could get on the way to glory. Here are three negatives that could prevent the Los Angeles Clippers from becoming NBA champions Paul George and Kawhi Leonard are the team’s first options | Sean M. Haffey / . Scoring will not be a problem for the Clippers, the problem is that they must give order. The distribution of points must have Kawhi Leonard and Paul George obviously, but new acquisitions like: Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson need the ball in their hands to score and...
    Michigan school leaders support reopening plan, but still have worries Fourth of July barbecue food safety: Grilling your burgers wrong could kill you this Independence Day From Three Rivers to PNC Park, Pirates pitcher Musgrove set PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove isn't trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but a practical one. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove plays during a spring training baseball game, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. Musgrove doesn't like wearing a mask more than any of his Pittsburgh Pirate teammates. Yet the pitcher wore one anyway during the first day of workouts on Friday, just one way he is trying to lead a pitching staff searching for an ace with Jameson Taillon and Chris Archer already out for 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Musgrove wants to play. Badly. The...
    After 53 years of marriage, a Texas couple died holding hands from Covid-19 Subway Just Pulled Their Most Popular Sandwich Deal Clippers coach Doc Rivers expects Lou Williams to participate in Orlando restart Lou Williams has not yet shared his plans about playing the NBA’s restart in Orlando later this month, but the LA Clippers are expecting him to play. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Lou Williams is expected to join the Clippers in Orlando for the NBA restart. Clippers coach Doc Rivers spoke with the media on Thursday and shared his expectations about Williams’ participation. “As far as Lou, all indications are that yes, he is (in),” Rivers said, via The Athletic. “I mean, obviously up until we get on the plane, anything can happen. But I do expect Lou to be with us. I would be very surprised if he’s not.” Williams said in mid-June that he...
    PLAYA VISTA, Calif (KABC) -- The NBA hopes to show the world, not just basketball, how to slow down the spread of the coronavirus.The league is preparing to restart the interrupted 2019-20 season in what has been dubbed a "bubble" at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando."I don't think any of us know what to do to stop it, I'm just hoping when we get to the bubble, it becomes the safest place in America," said Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.The Clippers sent their players personal gym equipment back in March when the league shut down.It has Rivers motivated, as he sees now they all committed to conditioning."You can send the equipment, I have a ton of equipment at my house, but it also has towels and underwear on it, I haven't used it in years." Rivers said."Early on we started doing these Zoom workouts, and they were all...
    Houston Rockets star Austin Rivers thinks the 2020 NBA championship will be one of the toughest ever won. According to Taylor Rooks, Rivers was asked about whether or not the 2020 title should have an asterisk next to it and he said it should because it’ll “one of the toughest championships ever won.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Austin Rivers (@austinjrivers) on Jun 4, 2020 at 12:05pm PDT Rivers claimed it’ll be insanely difficult because players are coming off of months of not playing because of coronavirus, and they’re also focused on Black Lives Matter. You can read his full statement below. I talked to Austin Rivers about whether or not this NBA Champion will have an asterisk next to their name. This was his response: pic.twitter.com/Pn1EuVLP7p — Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks)...
    The Knicks have 11 known candidates for their head coaching job, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith threw out another intriguing possibility. Smith — who said he has been “been on the record religiously” talking up Mark Jackson, one of the Knicks’ candidates. But the provocative NBA voice said he “would shove (the Jackson candidacy) aside” if they had a chance to get Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers in a year. “I’ve been told that it’s entirely possible that Mike Miller might be kept for another year and then after that, you go and get Doc Rivers away from the Clippers,” Smith said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s “Bart and Hahn” show. “You know, so who knows whether or not that’s going to happen.” If Smith’s out-of-the-box scenario doesn’t materialize, you still can check out the Post’s breakdown of the 11 candidates, courtesy of Greg Joyce. Mike Miller, who...
    The Knicks have 11 recognized candidates for his or her head teaching job, however ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith threw out one other intriguing chance. Smith — who mentioned he has been “been on the file religiously” speaking up Mark Jackson, one of many Knicks’ candidates. However the provocative NBA voice mentioned he “would shove (the Jackson candidacy) apart” if they’d an opportunity to get Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers in a 12 months. “I’ve been advised that it’s totally attainable that Mike Miller is likely to be saved for one more 12 months after which after that, you go and get Doc Rivers away from the Clippers,” Smith mentioned Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s “Bart and Hahn” present. “, so who is aware of whether or not or not that’s going to occur.” If Smith’s out-of-the-box situation doesn’t materialize, you continue to can take a look at the Put...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A cocktail server at the Rivers Casino has tested positive for coronavirus. Rivers Casino said the employee was last at work on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the casino decided to eliminate all beverage service on the gaming floor, in addition to Allegheny County’s alcohol restriction. The casino released a statement, saying: “Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced today that a cocktail server contracted COVID-19 while attending a social gathering off-property and unrelated to Rivers Casino. This individual last worked on June 30. The Allegheny County Health Department will contact Team Members or guests who were in close proximity to this individual. The Health Department maintains records of all positive cases in the county. All alcohol service at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh was discontinued on Monday, June 30, ahead of Allegheny County’s orders to cease on-site consumption of alcohol. Today, the casino has decided to eliminate all beverage service on the gaming...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says Lou Williams is expected to join the team for the NBA’s restart in Florida. Williams has described himself as “50-50” on whether he would finish out the pandemic-interrupted season because he didn’t want to distract from the ongoing push for social justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death while in police custody. “Obviously, up until we get on the plane, anything can happen,” Rivers said during a video conference with media Wednesday. “But I do expect Lou to be with us. I would be very surprised if he’s not.” Williams, last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, was averaging 18.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 60 games before the league shut down in March due to the coronavirus. Rivers said he doesn’t think any of the Clippers are opting out from resuming the season....
    The Houston Rockets stand sixth in the current NBA Western Conference table and will easily make it to the postseason this year. The team has been regular playoff entrants ever since James Harden signed with the franchise.  Getting past the conference semi-finals would be a major priority for the team this year. Considering the fact that this particular fixture has been a major roadblock for them, the Rockets would want to end the curse. Going into the Orlando bubble and competing with several restrictions is no walk in the park. Players understand what is required of them and one of the Rockets’ guards feels this year’s championship will be tougher than any other year.  Houston Rockets player feels coming back after a long break and playing competitive ball is not easy While Austin Rivers might not be a familiar face in the Rockets’ starting line-up, he surely is an...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois casinos welcomed back visitors Wednesday as the state continues in Phase 4 of reopening.Folks were ready as they walked into the doors of the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines for the first time in months."I am very happy," said Edward Rozyski. "Today is nice day. I think it will be fine."Restore Illinois: 5-phase reopening plan by Governor Pritzker splits IL into 4 regionsEMBED More News Videos Illinois moves into Phase 4 of reopening June 26. What does that mean? Some even came prepared to stay safe inside."We've got our gloves, we've got our face masks in here, it's all right in here," said patron Garland Armstrong."You've got to make sure you stay six feet," said patron Heather Armstrong.At Rivers Casino, all guests and workers will undergo a health screening before entering the casino.You will be required to wear a mask or face covering. You'll notice spaced...
    How to Plan and Save for Your Wedding During the Pandemic, According to Experts One Dow stock to buy (and one to avoid) in third quarter, according to this trader Austin Rivers thoughtfully explains why the 2020 NBA champion should get an asterisk Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has actually landed on an unexpected side of the “should league champions in 2020 deserve an asterisk?” debate. © Provided by For The Win He believes the NBA title SHOULD receive an asterisk, but it’s not for the reason you think. When speaking to Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks about whether the NBA champ will have an asterisk or not, the veteran had this to say. “I think whoever wins should (an) asterisk next (to) it. But only for it being one of the toughest championships ever won,” he responded. “(You’re) asking guys to take 3-4 months off, then come back and...
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — With the monsoon setting in and waters from India rushing downstream, Bangladesh is facing a serious threat of floods that could cause extensive damage to farmlands across the delta nation’s vast northern regions, officials said Sunday. The country’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Center said water levels in many rivers were continuing to rise, posing threats to flood protection embankments that could burst and affecting hundreds of thousands of people in more than 20 districts. Abdur Rahim, a disaster management official in northern Sirajganj district, said about 50,000 families have already been affected after the Jamuna River swelled. “If the waters continue to rise, many areas will go underwater,” he said. “The signs are not good.” In other parts of the north, water levels in some major rivers, including the Teesta and the Dharla, have risen due to heavy rainfall in the last few days,...
    By JOHN HAYES, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH (AP) — While speeding over the bridges that cross the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio rivers, have you ever peeked over the railing and wondered what’s down there? Just a few decades ago, the rivers ran orange and smelled like rotten eggs. Only the most pollution-tolerant wildlife could survive there. Not anymore. Big fish, some long enough to stretch across your car’s front seats, are being caught by anglers with growing regularity. And since 2015, the biggest fish in Pittsburgh-area rivers are getting bigger. “Caught this giant 42-inch, 33-pound flathead (catfish) this morning on the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh,” Michael Purcell of the North Shore said in an email message Friday. “Lots of big cats are being caught lately. Way to kick off the summer!” Once called the Smoky City, Pittsburgh has gone green and is now home to species that biologists look to as...
    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The coronavirus pandemic has forced more closures in Texas. Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Friday, which limits restaurant capacity to 50% starting Monday, and closes other places, like bars and tube/raft rental businesses. The drastic measures come as Abbott announced the COVID-19 positivity rate in the state has increased above 10%. RELATED: Gov. Greg Abbott says bars must close by noon, restaurants to scale back capacity Coley Reno owns Texas Tubes, a tube rental company on the Comal River. He began business as usual Friday, until he learned about the executive order. It’s déjà vu for Reno who just reopened May 8th, after shutting down on March 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. ”The first thing I thought about was my employees... I got about 30 employees, 31 employees. You know, they’re out of work now,” Reno said. Corby Circle drove 4 1/2 hours...
    An invasive species of sea lamprey, sometimes called a 'vampire fish,' has taken up residence in a freshwater lake in Vermont, hundreds of miles away from its natural habitat in the Atlantic Ocean. The sea lampreys are described as a 'nuisance species' by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and survive by parasitizing other fish, attaching to their bodies and sucking out blood and other body fluids for sustenance. State officials say they have contained the most threatening sea lamprey population in Lake Champlain near the Canadian border. The sea lamprey has been seen in Vermont's lakes and rivers, prompting fears the parasitic fish will overrun the local fish populations A second species of less threatening sea lamprey has also been documented more widely around the state, especially in the Connecticut River and its tributaries, according to a Miami Herald report. State officials say that unlike the Lake Champlain lampreys, the...
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has introduced emergency measures in several municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed, authorities said Tuesday. Surging rivers led to around 700 houses being flooded in western and central Serbia, according to state RTS television. Some 70 families in the western town of Ljubovija have been forced to evacuate their homes. Local official Milan Kovacevic described the situation in the town as “dramatic" after the Ljubovidja river overwhelmed flood protection in some places. Dozens of people have been left without electricity or water. “Everyone was doing their best to beef up the banks, but it wasn't enough," he told RTS. Traffic has also been snarled as the rivers burst their banks and there are mounting concerns of landslides. In neighboring Bosnia, a landslide cut a key road connecting the central town of Tuzla with the capital Sarajevo....
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has introduced emergency measures in several municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed, authorities said Tuesday. Surging rivers led to around 700 houses being flooded in western and central Serbia, according to state RTS television. Some 70 families in the western town of Ljubovija have been forced to evacuate their homes. Local official Milan Kovacevic described the situation in the town as “dramatic” after the Ljubovidja river overwhelmed flood protection in some places. Dozens of people have been left without electricity or water. “Everyone was doing their best to beef up the banks, but it wasn’t enough,” he told RTS. Traffic has also been snarled as the rivers burst their banks and there are mounting concerns of landslides. In neighboring Bosnia, a landslide cut a key road connecting the central town of Tuzla with the...
    There have been more than 80 men who’ve played in the NBA and been followed into the league by their sons. Five have sent multiple offspring into the world’s foremost professional basketball league. There are 25 current players whose fathers preceded them in the NBA. To celebrate Father’s Day, we took a look at a dozen of the most prominent active father-son duos (or trios, as the case may be): The Curry family Father Dell and sons Stephen and Seth The curious thing about the Currys is every one of them has been underrated. Dell was drafted with the 15th pick in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft, and he outperformed — in terms of minutes played and points scored — 11 of the 13 players chosen ahead of him who got the chance to play in the league. Steph Curry was overlooked by high-major colleges, became a first-team...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A second Rivers Casino employee has tested positive for Coronavirus, according to the casino. This means two employees have both tested positive for the virus in a single week. This employee has reportedly not worked the last seven days, and their last shift was on June 13. All employees and guests who were in contact with that employee will be notified by the Allegheny County Health Department. “Since health checks have proven effective for Team Members, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh will also begin checking guests’ temperatures upon arrival. Individuals whose temperatures read above 100.4 degrees will not be permitted to access the gaming floor. Face coverings, social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety guidelines remain firmly in place,” a casino spokesperson said. “The health and well-being of our Team Members, guests and the community is our top priority.” The first casino employee to have...
    Scientists in Australia have discovered unusual underwater rivers along the country’s coastline. The rivers, which are along most of Australia’s continental shelf, were found by scientists from the University of Western Australia. “The underwater rivers form in winter months and are currently at their peak. They occur when heat loss causes shallower water to cool, resulting in dense water forming in the inner shelf,” they explain, in a statement. “The water then flows offshore along the seabed and forms the underwater river.” STUNNING VOLCANIC 'LOST WORLD' DISCOVERED DEEP IN THE OCEAN Researchers said that the underwater rivers off Australia’s coast are on a scale that has not been seen anywhere else in the world. Underwater drones were used to make the discovery. Denmark Beach, Western Australia, Australia - file photo. (De Agostini Editorial/DEA/G. COZZI/Contributor/Getty) The research was published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports. “This is the most...
    Philip Rivers may have ended his 16-year stint with the Chargers on a sour note, but he doesn’t think he’s washed up quite yet. “At times, I think what may have aggravated me a little bit last year was [the notion] that I just couldn’t play anymore,” the 38-year-old Colts quarterback said on Wednesday, via ESPN. “When you heard that, it bothered me, because I wanted to go, ‘Shoot, let’s turn on the tape and watch all the good things.’” Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich sifted through days of tape for “all the guys” available – including highly sought after free agent and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady – before signing Rivers to a one-year, $25 million deal in March. Reich described Brady as “incredible,” but called the chance to reunite with Rivers as a “crazy, unique opportunity.” Rivers overlapped with multiple members of the current Colts’ coaching staff...
    Los Angeles Clippers Head Coach Doc Rivers said Tuesday that black athletes are recognized for their accomplishments when the lights shine the brightest -- when they're in uniform, but when they're out of the spotlight, he says it's a different story. “It’s the same with all black athletes,” Rivers told the Los Angeles Times. “When they’re wearing the uniform, they’re seen as an athlete. When they take it off, it’s a problem. “If I do something good, then I am American, but if I do something bad then I am a Negro," he explained to the newspaper. LEBRON JAMES, STEPHEN JACKSON SHARE POWERFUL CONVERSATION FOLLOWING DEATH OF JACKSON'S FRIEND GEORGE FLOYD Rivers believes this also applies to how black athletes are treated when they go to stores. “You always hear about a black athlete in a store and he can’t get service, but then the minute he’s recognized, all the employees...
    Frank Reich jumped right into research mode when he knew Philip Rivers would hit free agency. The Indianapolis Colts coach studied tapes of Rivers' throws from an uncharacteristically poor 2019 season to compare with those he made earlier in his career. Reich saw no difference. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM When offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni and tight ends coach Jason Michael concurred with Reich's opinion, general manager Chris Ballard went all in on a 38-year-old quarterback the Colts believe can make them a title contender. “I really think he’s the same player he was five years ago physically and he’s taken good care of his body," Reich said recently. “I think he’s at a stage in his career where this is the right thing, this is a great move for him. He’s a great fit for us." There's plenty to like about Rivers. He has a reputation...