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    By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 50 new cases of the coronavirus, its lowest daily increase in nearly 50 days, a possible effect of strengthened social distancing measures that were employed to slow a major outbreak surrounding the greater capital region. The numbers released by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Monday brought the national caseload to 23,661, including 406 deaths. Thirty-four of the new cases came from the Seoul metropolitan area, where about half of the country’s 51 million people live, and 10 were tied to international arrivals. Monday’s daily jump was the lowest since 34 new cases were reported on Aug. 11. The country reported around 200 to 300 cases...
    CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Student enrollment at Eastern Illinois University has been growing for the last three-straight years, continuing with a 10.5% increase this fall. Even during the global pandemic, enrollment numbers are at the highest point since 2014, at 8,628 students. The number of student-athletes has also increased, despite scholarship cuts that the athletic director was forced to make as a result of a budget impasse. The most significant factor in this fall's double-digit enrollment increase is due to the university's dual-credit program, according to The News-Gazette. EIU’s growing dual-credit program works with smaller, rural schools in East Central Illinois to provide opportunities that might not otherwise exist given necessary instructor requirements like a master’s degree. An emphasis on...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Concern is growing over an increasing number of COVID-19 cases being confirmed in New Jersey and New York City.Residents of eight neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens may face new COVID-19 restrictions due to growing clusters of the virus.More than 1,000 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day Friday, marking the first time since June 5 the state has seen a daily number that high.The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, a trend possibly related to increasing numbers of businesses reopening, college campuses reopening and children returning to school. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday there were 1,005 positive cases tallied on the previous...
    Doctors at a North Texas children’s hospital say they’ve seen an “alarming” rise in juvenile suicide patients as children struggle with coronavirus lockdowns and school closures. “We see kids every day telling us they’re struggling,” Dr. Kia Carter, a medical director of psychiatry at Cook Children’s, said about the increase in juvenile suicides that the hospital says amounted to roughly one new patient per day in August, according to KTVT News. The hospital admitted 29 children in August following attempted suicides, and it has admitted 192 this year, which is more than double the amount admitted during the same time period five years ago. Carter believes the delayed return to normal life and schooling has contributed to the hopelessness...
    By Ben Blanchard KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen visited a low-key but critical maintenance base for fighter jet engines on Saturday, offering encouragement as the Chinese-claimed island's armed forces strain in the face of repeated Chinese air force incursions. This month alone, China's drills have included its jets crossing the mid-line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait and exercising near the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. Beijing regards Taiwan as a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring the democratic island under its control. Taiwan's air force has repeatedly scrambled to intercept Chinese jets. Though they have not flown over mainland Taiwan itself, the flights have ramped up pressure, both...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado’s rent collection increased slightly in September, according to the Colorado Apartment Association. As of Sept. 20, 95.1% of Colorado renters made their payment, compared to 94.7% of renters by Aug. 20. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) Colorado rent payments have outperformed national rent payments in every month since April, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Rent Payment Tracker, which found 90.1% of apartment households paid rent by Sept. 20. CAA reports Sept. rent collection in Colorado is down 1.7% from 2019. Across the country, rent collection is also down 1.7% from last year. RELATED: Denver Among Top 10 U.S. Cities With Highest Income Needed To Pay Rent Colorado’s eviction filing rate also remains low. The apartment association...
    California could see an 89% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations by the next month if coronavirus infections continue apace, a top state health official warned Friday. Short-term forecasts indicate that hospitalizations could skyrocket from the 2,578 patients now hospitalized to 4,864 by this time in October, said California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly during a Friday press briefing — a signal that Californians should stay vigilant as more parts of the economy open up. “As we see these trend lines, which have been coming down and flattening, look like they’re coming up … we want to sound that bell for all of you,” Ghaly said. “We want to see us respond as a state to those slight increases...
    San Francisco is seeing a sharp uptick in burglaries, according to police data, but in some neighborhoods the number of break-ins reported doubled since last year. The city's Park District had a 100% jump in burglaries from Jan. 1 through Sept. 20 compared to the same time period last year. The area experienced 373 break-ins this year, more than double the 186 recorded in 2019, according to figures from the San Francisco Police Department. The area covers the Haight and the surrounding neighborhood of the University of California, San Francisco. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA WRONGLY ADMITTED 64 WEALTHY STUDENTS, SOME AS STUDENT-ATHLETES, STATE AUDIT FINDS In a statement to SFGate.com, the SFPD said it hasn't identified the cause of the increase. A police spokeswoman noted that people...
    By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Cities around the U.K. imposed new coronavirus restrictions Friday as they raced to slow the spread of COVID-19 — with London at risk of following soon. Leeds, a city of more than 750,000 in northern England, barred residents from meeting with members of other households either indoors or in private backyards. Wigan, Stockport and Blackpool also faced new restrictions. In the Welsh cities of Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli, households also will be banned from mixing indoors. And in Scotland, students were asked not to go to bars and restaurants this weekend. Together with local lockdowns announced previously, one-quarter of the UK population is now living under heightened restrictions. London,...
    As cases begin to rise again, UK supermarkets are re-introducing purchase limits on products to stem the potential waves of panic buying. On Friday, a national survey by the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that there were 9,600 new cases a day in the UK in the first week of September 19 – three times more than those taken by the tests. This is a 60 per cent increase over the previous week, with the virus growing in London and the northwest of the UK. It has seen Tesco ration items from supermarket companies such as toilet paper, baby wipes, flour and dry pasta. A Tesco spokesman said: “We have good availability, lots of stocks, and we encourage...
    Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Cecelia Flores knows that voting turnout among her fellow Alabama-Coushatta Tribe members in East Texas has traditionally been low. The chairperson for the federally recognized tribe said most people in her community don’t see how the federal government impacts what they prioritize most: work and livelihood. Then, an electronic bingo facility run by the tribe, which employs over 700 locals, was threatened with being forced to close when conflicting federal laws raised questions about whether the game could be offered there. A federal bill was filed in July 2019 to protect the facility, but was opposed by U.S. Sen. John...
    UK coronavirus cases today rose by 6,634 in the highest increase EVER in 24 hours as 40 deaths were recorded. It's a 95 per cent increase on the number of new cases reported this time last week. In total, 416,363 have now been diagnosed with the virus in Britain. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3 3 The total number of lives now claimed by coronavirus sits at 41,902. Revealing the staggering increase, Public Health England medical director Yvonne Doyle said: "This is the highest number recorded and a stark warning for us all. The signals are clear. "Positivity rates are rising across all age groups and we’re continuing to see spikes in...
    Connecticut will soon enter “Phase 3” of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan. This means bigger crowds at events and restaurants both inside and out. Face masks and social distancing requirements must still be observed.  Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday, Sept. 24, that the state would go to Phase 3 on Oct. 8. “The changes will increase capacities for certain businesses, including restaurants, personal services, libraries, and performing arts venues,” Lamont said, “while ensuring safety protocols are still in effect.” Specifically, that means that: - Restaurants, personal services, and libraries can increase occupancy from 50 percent to 75 percent; - Outdoor event venues and private gatherings will be able to increase occupancy to 150 people; - Indoor performing arts venues can...
    Billionaire sports owner Mark Cuban is advocating for a dramatic increase in the economic aid the federal government is providing to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks told CNBC in an interview that every household in the country should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks until December, saying that many Americans “are struggling badly.” Cuban said that there are “two economies” right now: one of people who have been able to get by under the new Covid-19 reality, and one that has been brought to its knees. “We need to get them help,” he said. Under Cuban’s plan, which he first proposed in May, all households would receive a $1,000 check...
    Billionaire sports owner Mark Cuban is advocating for a dramatic increase in the economic aid the federal government is providing to Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks told CNBC in an interview that every household in the country should receive a $1,000 stimulus check every two weeks until December, saying that many Americans “are struggling badly.” Cuban said that there are “two economies” right now: one of people who have been able to get by under the new Covid-19 reality, and one that has been brought to its knees. “We need to get them help,” he said. Under Cuban’s plan, which he first proposed in May, all households would receive a $1,000 check every...
    Connecticut will soon enter “Phase 3” of the state’s reopening plan. This means bigger crowds at events and restaurants outside and inside. Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday, Sept. 24, that the state would go to Phase 3 on Oct. 8. “The changes will increase capacities for certain businesses, including restaurants, personal services, libraries, and performing arts venues,” Lamont said, “while ensuring safety protocols are still in effect.” Specifically, that means that: - Restaurants, personal services, and libraries can increase occupancy from 50 percent to 75 percent - Outdoor event venues will be able to increase occupancy from 25 percent to 50 percent - Indoor performing arts venues can reopen for the first time since the pandemic locked down the economy...
    Protesters in front of City Hall in Louisville, Kentucky after Attorney General Daniel Cameron's announcement The circuit court judge had barely finished reading the shockingly abbreviated list of charges handed down by the grand jury, when the carefully worded legal explanations began. After six months of investigation and testimony, only a single officer will face charges, and not one of those charges is related to the murder of Breonna Taylor. Instead, Detective Brett Hankinson will face three counts for the shooting of a white neighbor’s wall.  Instantly, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron was on screen to explain that the grand jury had not returned charges concerning how three police officers shot Taylor in her bed. The grand jury did not return such charges, said...
    COVID-19 infections have jumped significantly in ten areas in England in the last week, data from Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. Areas such as South Tyneside and Preston suffered the most severe spike in cases up to September 20. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5 Data from PHE shows cases in terms of per 100,000 of the population. It comes as the government this week introduced new restrictions across the country in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The rule of six still remains in place and from today pubs and restaurants will have a curfew of 10pm. The data from PHE is based on cases from September 13...
    Health officials in Oklahoma report an increase in rabies in Oklahoma with 38 cases thus far in 2020 compared to an average of 36 per year during the previous four years. A rabid bat was found earlier this week near Bell Cow Lake in Chandler, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health veterinarian LeMac’ Morris. It was the second rabid bat found in the area in the past six weeks. Morris said it isn’t known why there is an increase in rabies, but the rise should prompt pet and livestock owners to have their animals vaccinated. Skunks and bats are the most-likely animals in Oklahoma to contract rabies, and 27 of...
    The Hudson Valley has seen a new increase in both new COVID-19 cases as well as the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Of a total of 70,930 test results reported on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to New York State, 665, or 0.94 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last four days in the Hudson Valley: Saturday, Sept. 19: 1.0 percent Sunday, Sept. 20: 1.1 percent Monday, Sept. 21: 1.2 percent Tuesday, Sept. 22: 1.6 percent Here's a breakdown of new cases in each of the Hudson Valley's seven counties on Tuesday: Rockland, 63 (up five from a day earlier) Westchester, 37 (up eight from a day earlier) Orange, 16 (up...
    VIDEO0:3600:36Wall Street set to add to Tuesday's gainsMorning Report Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Nike (NKE) – Nike reported quarterly earnings of 95 cents per share, more than doubling the consensus estimate of 47 cents. Revenue also beat forecasts, with online sales surging 82 percent and now making up nearly a third of the athletic apparel and footwear maker's total revenue. General Mills (GIS) – The food producer earned $1.00 per share for its latest quarter, beating estimates by 13 cents a share. Revenue also beat forecasts as demand for at-home packaged foods remained elevated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. General Mills also announced a 4% hike in its quarterly dividend to 51...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- COVID-19 has already forced Illinois election officials to retool some voting procedures. Social distancing, personal protective equipment and additional ways to turn in your ballot are all side-effects of the pandemic.Some election authorities are worried the virus may prevent people from signing up to work the polls. Although in Chicago, so far, that is not a problem."We're confident that all the polling places will be staffed, Chicago Election Board Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez told the I-Team. "And interestingly enough if you compare elections of prior years, right at this time, in terms of poll worker applications, our numbers are higher in this election which is indicative of the voters, I think, interest in having a safe and secure...
    The dark subtext of Trumps good genes compliment McDonalds customers are furious over the loss of All Day Breakfast, but workers and franchisees are pushing for it to disappear forever Musk Says Tesla Plans New $25,000 EV in About Three Years (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc. plans to manufacture a car that will cost $25,000 in about three years’ time, fulfilling an elusive long-term objective to sell a cheap mass-market vehicle, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tuesday. © Bloomberg A Tesla Inc. logo marks an empty parking bay next to a Tesla Inc. Model X electric vehicle as it charges at a Supercharger station in Sant Cugat, Spain, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Tesla is poised to increase production...
    SCIOTO — The Scioto County Commissioners convened Tuesday morning for its regularly scheduled meeting, passing all 11 items on its agenda. Regarding the Ohio Department of Taxation’s July financial report, the Commissioners denoted the substantial increase in sales tax revenues. According to the report, non-auto sales tax collections totaled $949.2 million and auto sales tax revenues were $182.6 million, 11.4% and 36.3% above estimated sums respectively. Locally, the Commissioners reported a revenue of $1,187,322 for July, an increase of $173,709 from last year. Commissioner Cathy Coleman owed the increase to the fact that citizens were spending more as locations like casinos and restaurants reopened following the coronavirus shutdown. “I think it’s hard to put a finger on any one thing,”...
    U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler has filed legislation to make the murder of a federal, state or local law enforcement officer a federal offense that can be punished by life in prison or death. Loeffler and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton introduced the Defending Our Defenders Act this week, following last week’s call in which Loeffler called for ‘convicted cop killers in America to be sentenced to the death penalty.’ Under federal law, a person who commits the act of murder against a federal law enforcement officer can already be punished by death, as can a state or local official assisting a federal law enforcement official. This measure merely adds local and state law enforcement officials...
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A feared increase in Alabama's coronavirus caseload after Labor Day get-togethers has yet to materialize two weeks after the holiday, leaving health officials cautiously optimistic. While new cases are being confirmed daily and about 240 people have died of COVID-19 since the first weekend of the month, the state's daily caseload has declined a little instead of skyrocketing. The head of the Alabama Department of Public Health, Dr. Scott Harris, said he's “pleasantly surprised." “I would say we’ve not seen a big spike from Labor Day,” Harris told WSFA-TV. Alabama's rule requiring facial coverings in public for anyone who can't remain 6 feet (1.83 meters) away from others made a difference, said Dr. Donald Williamson, president...
    SAN ANTONIO – Recent rainy weather has led to an increase of mushrooms on the ground which could be bad news if your dog decides to have a fungi snack when you’re out for a walk. Rainy weather also tends to leave dogs feeling cooped up and ready to get outside. The same could be said for many Texans who have been socially distancing and/or quarantining since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The seemingly harmless mushrooms that can be found along greenbelts and paths after the recent rains in San Antonio could be detrimental to your dog’s health, however, and it’s important to be vigilant when walking your dog due to the increase of mushrooms. Mushroom poisoning can occur...
            by Kaylee Greenlee  The Biden-Harris immigration plan could allow up to 52 million new immigrants to settle in the U.S., according to a Federation for American Immigration Reform analysis provided to the Daily Caller News Foundation. “This dramatic increase would eclipse the entire current foreign-born population of the country,” the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a nonprofit that advocates for reduced immigration, stated. The campaign’s proposals, which include eliminating detention for many illegal border crossers, halting border wall construction, and scaling back deportation, would also increase the taxpayer-funded costs of services and benefits for illegal immigrants to more than $200 billion annually — a 50% increase, according to FAIR’s analysis. “Campaigns are an opportunity for candidates...
    (CNN)In an effort to increase the representation of Black Americans in baseball, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are committing $10 million to The Players Alliance.A non-profit dedicated to racial equality in baseball and made up of former and retired players, The Players Alliance launched in June and has initiated mentorship programs, led equipment drives and created scholarships. The new partnership, announced Monday, aims specifically to increase access to baseball in the Black community, from youth levels to front offices. "As the stark racial minority in all aspects of our game, The Players Alliance has given a voice and platform to our Black players, unified in our stance against systemic racism. We stand together for what is right...
    PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County ranked 88 out of 88 Ohio counties in terms of overall health in the 2020 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Using measures such as quality of life, social and economic factors, and health behaviors, including smoking and obesity, the county received marks consistently worse than Ohio’s averages. Perhaps most striking was the study’s measure of premature death. Defined as years of potential life lost before the age of 75 per 100,000, Scioto County lost 13,100 years between 2016 and 2018. Also tied with Pike County, the rate is in stark contrast to Delaware County whose 4,100 years lost...
    One Loudoun could soon see a huge increase in residential development, as the property’s owner looks to add more apartments to the project in tandem with Metro’s arrival in Ashburn. The developer that controls the majority of the 360-acre property, Retail Properties of America Inc., is now asking Loudoun County for the chance to swap in multifamily uses for office for 76 acres comprising the northernmost section of the development, located closest to the intersection of state Route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway. The Illinois company, commonly known as RPAI, has yet to settle on just how much more residential to ask for, but recent changes to the county’s chief land-use document, the Comprehensive Plan, would allow a substantial...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Most Maryland restaurants will increase their indoor dining to 75% Monday at 5 p.m. However, Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City will not be increasing capacity. Effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, September 21, capacity for indoor dining at restaurants may increase from 50 to 75 percent, with appropriate distancing, and following public health requirements consistent with CDC, FDA and National Restaurant Association guidelines. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Maryland Restaurant Week began Friday and will run through Sept. 27. Baltimore County has not yet decided when it will move forward. “This has become a pattern with the governor where he does not...
    Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks regarding the Supreme Court at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 20, 2020.Mark Makela | Reuters Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's plan to increase the capital gains tax could lead to a large-scale sell-off of stocks, according to economic analyses. As part of his $4 trillion tax plan, Biden has proposed increasing the top tax rate for capital gains for the highest earners to 39.6% from the current top rate of 23.8%, the largest real increase in capital gains rates in history. Economic analyses show that capital gains tax hikes cause a burst of stock-selling in advance of the increase, as investors look to lock...
    LONDON (Reuters) - If the spread of COVID-19 in Britain continues on its current trajectory, direct deaths from the virus will continue to rise, potentially exponentially, the government's chief medical adviser said on Monday. "If this continued along the path ... the number of deaths directly from COVID ... will continue to rise, potentially on an exponential curve, that means doubling and doubling and doubling again and you can quickly move from really quite small numbers to really very large numbers," Whitty said during an official briefing. (Reporting by Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper, writing by Estelle Shirbon) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    In the Star Tribune, Libor Jany and Mary Jo Webster write: “Violent crime has surged to record highs across Minneapolis this year, rising in more prosperous neighborhoods that typically experience few such incidents while continuing to exact the heaviest toll in the city’s poor, ethnically diverse areas. Through last week, the city had logged 3,674 violent crimes — defined as homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults — up 17% from the previous five-year average for this period, according to a Star Tribune analysis of police statistics.” In the New York Times, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman write: “President Trump pressed Senate Republicans on Saturday to confirm his choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘without delay,’ setting up a momentous...
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom reported 4,422 new daily cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 100 more new cases than on Friday and the highest daily total since May 8. (Reporting by David Milliken; Editing by Gareth Jones) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAN ANTONIO – At 17, Sarah Moorman isn’t old enough to vote, but she’s created #Day2Vote, a non-partisan effort, in hopes of increasing voter turnout on Election Day. So far, Moorman said 35 companies have agreed to give their employees the day off or remind them that Texas allows them enough time to vote. Among the first to sign up was James Lewis, owner of J12 Designs, which created the #Day2Vote website. “I tell you what struck me the most is that she’s in high school,” Lewis said. He said he was especially impressed with how even at her age, Moorman wanted to make a difference. Lewis said he’s giving his staff the day off on Nov. 3. Although many...
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is charging forward with the state’s reopening process, announcing that businesses in 19 of 22 regions will be permitted to expand capacity next week. On Thursday, Abbott announced he is allowing businesses in most areas of the state, including restaurants, retail stores, and gyms, to increase their occupancy from 50 percent to 75 percent. The governor is using hospitalization metrics to make the determinations on which areas are permitted to increase capacity: This metric focuses on areas with high hospitalizations — referring to any Trauma Service Area (TSA) that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of all hospitalized patients exceeds 15%, until such time as the TSA has seven...
    These recipes will be very useful if you don’t know how to cook Kimchi properly. He Kimchi It is a traditional South Korean dish that, due to its prebiotic effect, is a very beneficial resource for our digestive system. If you want to consume it but don’t know how to include it in your diet, these three recipes that we will detail can be a good starting point. 1. Tofu and Kimchi Sandwich An article on the BodyMente portal indicates that this tofu and Kimchi sandwich is a good option if we want a light and healthy meal. Its ingredients are: 4 slices of whole wheat bread 2 tablespoons of kimchi 2 tablespoons of white cabbage...
    New data shows that murder rates in New York City and St. Louis have surged this year, surpassing 2019 figures. In the Missouri urban center, the Thursday killing of a 24-year-old woman marked the city's 195th homicide this year. In 2019, there were 194 homicides in total, according to The Associated Press. St. Louis has seen a spike in shootings -- both fatal and nonfatal -- since the beginning of the summer. ASSAULTS ON NYC CORRECTION OFFICERS SURGE OVER PAST YEAR The city is among a group of cities where federal law enforcement agents were sent this summer to help fight gun violence under the Operation LeGend program. New York City police officers detain and question a man in the Bronx....
    ELKTON, Md. (WJZ) — The Cecil County Department of Health said Thursday officials reported a “significant increase” in COVID-19 cases and testing positivity rate. Since the beginning of September, 169 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Cecil County, exceeding the 158 cases reported during the entire month of August. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 testing has also increased from 2% on August 31 to 5.3% as of September 17, which is above the 5% benchmark recommended by the World Health Organization for reopening. The Cecil County Department of Health said it wants to remind residents to follow CDC-recommended COVID-19 health...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- New data obtained by the ABC7 I-Team reveals a disturbing crime trend across the nation and especially in Chicago. The latest violent crime stats for the first six months of 2020 compiled by the FBI and analyzed by the I-Team show while overall violent crime is down slightly, the number of murders is up significantly.Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an overall reduction in violent crime, the harsh reality is that there were more murders this year than last. New FBI data shows that murders here in Chicago spiked by more than 37% compared with the same period of 2019, and far outpaces the 14.8% average increase nationwide.According to the FBI crime report, 335 murders reported in...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKAK) — The Pittsburgh area had the highest increase in home sales in a week out of the top 50 cities this month. Zillow reports that newly pending sales for the first week of September are 61.2 percent higher than last year and 19.5 percent higher over the previous week. The “for sale” signs are everywhere, but they’re not up for long. Homes around our region are going under contract in just eight days compared to an average of 14 days this time last year. “Anyone who’s shopping for a home in the Pittsburgh area needs to be ready to move lightning quick because your competitors are right now,” said Zillow economist Jeff Tucker. Tucker says there are a...
    By KATHY McCORMACK, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has seen a slight increase in coronavirus infections over the past two weeks, and that's mainly due to more testing in colleges, universities and school districts, the state epidemiologist said Thursday. The test positivity rate remains stable and low, at 1% or less statewide, as are hospitalizations, Dr. Ben Chan said. New Hampshire is not seeing a surge. However, “now is not the time to relax our social distancing and other community mitigation measures that we've put in place, Chan said at a news conference. “This is a virus that likes to take advantage of crowds and close contact between people in confined spaces," he said. Gov. Chris Sununu...
    With 3 1/2 months left in 2020, Chicago has already surpassed 2019's total amount of homicides. The latest crime stats out of Chicago are alarming, with murders and shootings spiking more than 50%. As of Sept. 14, Cook County medical examiner's office recorded its 677th homicide of 2020, eclipsing last year's total of 675, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Cook County, the second-most populated county in the nation with about 5.1 million residents, is on track to have more than 900 homicides this year, an eye-opening figure that hasn't been seen in decades. This extreme level of violence hasn't been experienced in Chicago since the 1990s. In 2016, 762 people were murdered, an increase of 58% from 2015....
    New Jersey's wealthiest residents will have to pay more in taxes next year while the poorest will receive a $500 tax rebate, though critics warn that the move by the Democratic governor could speed up a coronavirus exodus from the Garden State. New Jersey residents earning more than $1million a year will face higher income taxes, and about 800,000 lower- and middle-income families will get a tax rebate of up to $500 under a deal Governor Phil Murphy and legislative leaders announced on Thursday. Murphy, a Democrat, announced the deal alongside Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver. For Murphy, the agreement fulfills a core campaign promise of raising taxes on the wealthy and...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey high income earners will soon be paying more in taxes to help some middle and low income earners stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. People who make more than $1 million a year will see a tax increase of just under 2%. In exchange, that money will help struggling families. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday morning he struck a deal with the Legislature to provide relief to middle and low income households by increasing taxes on the wealthy. “We do not hold any grudge at all against those who have been successful in life, but in this unprecedented time when so many middle class families and others have sacrificed so much, now is the...
    The Social Security Administration won't announce its next annual cost-of-living adjustment until October, but there is a reliable way to predict the number ahead of time.  The Senior Citizens League is a nonpartisan advocacy group for older Americans and has a history of accurately forecasting the annual change. The group estimates that the Social Security COLA for 2021 could be about 1.3%. That is less than the 1.6% adjustment made for 2020 and one of the lowest increases Social Security has ever had. Check out this video to see how much cash the new change will mean for your benefits.  SIGN UP: Money 101 is an 8-week learning course to financial freedom, delivered weekly to your inbox. CHECK OUT: Why January...
    An alarming upward trend in stillbirths has prompted a warning from doctors that the coronavirus has made both patients and global health care systems more vulnerable than previously thought — and with far-reaching impact. A new batch of gynecologic studies has revealed that babies are dying in the womb at an increasing rate since the COVID-19 outbreak in March. Researchers believe that the deterrence or lack of clinical access among pregnant mothers due to pandemic restrictions may have given rise to prenatal complications, sometimes leading to stillbirth. “What we’ve done is cause an unintended spike in stillbirth while trying to protect [pregnant women] from COVID-19,” Jane Warland, a midwife at the University of South Australia in Adelaide, told Nature. An alarming upward...
    SAN ANTONIO – According to Pew Research, Latinos are expected for the first time to be the nation’s largest racial or ethnic minority in a U.S. presidential election, with a record 32 million projected to be eligible to vote. Despite that statistic, the number of Latinos registered to vote is still far below the 60 million Latinos who live in the country. That is why the Latina Vote initiative was launched last year by Amanda Reyna to help Latinos figure out if they were registered to vote or help them register. “A lot of people might be under the impression that they are registered and may not be, so we want to make sure that they are in time for...
    There has been a minor uptick in newly confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orange County as three municipalities now have had more than 1,000 cases since the pandemic began. The New York Department of Health is reporting that there have been 35 new COVID-19 cases in Orange County, bringing the total to 11,711 positive results out of 145,498 tests that have been administered. There are currently eight COVID-19 patients hospitalized with the virus, with an additional 16 in Orange County hospitals and being investigated for possible COVID-19 cases. Since March, 497 in Orange County have died from COVID-19. A breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Orange County: City of Newburgh: 1,645; City of Middletown: 1,221; Wallkill: 1,000; New...
    In addition to the challenges that the pandemic has caused, it has generated an increase in cases of alcoholism among women at the local level, say aid organizations for this type of problem. The first step, they say, is for the person to recognize the problem by the way of drinking that leads to a lack of control in their life and ends in alcoholism or drug addiction. In North Texas there are 66 Alcoholics Anonymous groups working and 34 Fourth and Fifth Step groups where a moral inventory is made and motivated to release what each person with problems has inside. If you want help, contact the following organizations: Alcoholics Anonymous at 214-414-8655 Fourth...
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - The head of Ireland's COVID-19 modeling group on Wednesday said he was more concerned about the rise in cases of the disease in the country than at any time since its first peak in April and warned of "exponential growth." "Case numbers appear to be growing exponentially and are likely to double every 10 to 14 days if every one of us does not immediately act to break chains of transmission of the virus," Professor Philip Nolan, Chair of the Irish Epidemiological Modeling Advisory Group, told journalists. Ireland's health service on Wednesday reported 254 new cases and three new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total death toll since the start of the pandemic to 1,788. (Reporting by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Dentists across the U.S., including in the Bay Area, have been treating more dental emergencies since the pandemic began than they have at any other point in their careers."I don't think either of us have ever seen anything like this," said Dr. Galen Wagnild, who practices dentistry with his wife, Dr. Kathy Mueller, in San Francisco. Both doctors are prosthodontists and are accustomed to dealing with complicated dental procedures.RELATED: What does a Bay Area dentist's office look like during the COVID-19 pandemic? Take a tour here"Our patients that we're seeing have very unusual fractures," said Dr. Mueller, pointing to a photo of an otherwise completely healthy tooth, split in half. "It's tremendous force to cause that...
    (AP) — Colorado is experiencing an upward trend in coronavirus cases among college-age students, mirroring similar case growth across the U.S., the state’s top epidemiologist said Tuesday. Just weeks into the fall college semester, the spike among youth — who frequently don’t display symptoms — could pose a risk to more vulnerable populations such as those with preexisting conditions and the elderly, said Dr. Rachel Herlihy. She said there has been a “substantial increase” in coronavirus cases among those 18-to-22, with the greatest increase among freshman and sophomore students. The number of outbreaks among this age group is also increasing with six reported to the state over the last week based in colleges and universities. Based on the number of...
    There has been a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in Rockland County in comparison to the rest of the mid-Hudson Valley region. In the latest numbers released by the state Health Department, there were 36 new cases out of 1,571 Rockland County residents tested, a 2.3 percent positive infection rate. Comparatively, the region as a whole had a 1.2 percent infection rate, and the statewide rate has remained under 1 percent for more than a month. Since the pandemic began, Rockland has a 9.7 percent infection rate, with 14,617 of 150,100 tests coming back positive for COVID-19 the highest in the region. There are currently 272 active COVID-19 cases in Rockland County, with six hospitalized with the virus. There...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounce back recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life. The slight increase reported Tuesday by the Federal Reserve followed gains of 3.5% in July and 6.1% in June, when the industrial sector knocked down by the pandemic began to rebound. For August, manufacturing rose 1% but mining, which includes oil and gas exploration, fell 2.5%. Production at the nation’s utilities was off 0.4%.
    By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounce back recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life. The slight increase reported Tuesday by the Federal Reserve followed gains of 3.5% in July and 6.1% in June, when the industrial sector knocked down by the pandemic began to rebound. For August, manufacturing rose 1% but mining, which includes oil and gas exploration, fell 2.5%. Production at the nation's utilities was off 0.4%. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — US industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    PASADENA (CBSLA) – An uncharacteristically violent weekend in Pasadena has prompted police to step up patrols citywide, officials said Monday. In an email press release titled simply “Increase In Violence”, Pasadena police announced a fatal stabbing which resulted in a homicide, a car-to-car shooting where close to 20 bullets were fired, an arrest of a person with a firearm at La Pintoresca Park and a shooting of two teens at Villa Park, both who are in critical condition. Nathan Rowe heard the shooting across the street from his home on the 300 block of East Villa Street. “I was just home watching TV and I heard real quick five bangs and then I could hear the girl screaming,” said Rowe....
    (CNN)The nation's deficits and outlays have hit post-World War II highs thanks to tax cuts under President Donald Trump, but Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is proposing adding to that, at least in the near term, with a $5.4 trillion spending plan.The former vice president's proposals include new investment in universal pre-K, tuition-free community college classes and clean energy -- a slate that reflects priorities that emerged across the field in the Democratic primary. Though Biden's proposals are far smaller than those offered by his progressive former rivals for the nomination, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, they still amount to the largest policy package in decades, according to an analysis released Monday by the Penn...
    After weeks of hounding city leaders with calls and emails, launching grassroots neighborhood campaigns and even petitions, San Jose is finally pumping up its efforts to clean up the growing blight and illegal dumping mounting in pockets across the city. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and council members Lan Diep, Sergio Jimenez and Dev Davis on Monday announced a plan to allocate an additional $3 million toward cleaning up the most “highly visible” and “high-traffic” illegal dump sites in the city over the next three months. The entire city council will decide whether to move forward with the plan at its meeting on Sept. 22. “We look forward to having a cleaner community because we know that then we’ll have a better chance...
    The World Health Organization on Monday reported the highest one-day increase in coronavirus cases, a total of 307,930 in a 24-hour period, the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic. The United States, India, and Brazil, the countries with the highest number of total coronavirus cases, logged the highest numbers of new cases on Sunday. “Lives and livelihoods have been lost, the global economy is in recession, and social and political fault lines have been exposed,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday. “We are by no means out of the woods.” The WHO also warned that Europe can expect a surge in deaths due to COVID-19 as new cases have spiked in Spain and...
    DENVER (CBS4) — Denver police officers won’t get a raise or paid holidays in 2021, under the contract up for final approval Monday night. The Denver City Council is scheduled to take final action on the two-year contract with the Denver police union. There would be no salary increase in 2021 and holiday pay would be suspended. That would save the city $4.9 million next year. In 2022, officers will get a 100-hour time bank, to be used in the future like vacation leave, an d a 2.77% salary increase.    
    A recent op-ed in The Atlantic from Shadi Hamid argued that the current spate of rioting across America is likely to worsen in the event that Trump wins the November election, boldly claiming that “law-and-order Republicans” have a vested interest in seeing Joe Biden win. According to Hamid, Democrats may not be able to concede this coming election if Trump wins, forever undermining their faith in democracy and the American electoral system. Numerous factors would contribute to that belief, such as Russian interference, winning the popular vote while losing the Electoral College, and other things. In the event of this loss of faith, Hamid feared that unrest in the streets might increase. “I find myself truly worried about only one...
    (Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency's website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. (Reporting by Lisa Shumaker in Chicago) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco psychologist has seen an increase in patients feeling isolated and depressed during the last week as air quality turned unhealthy due to wildfires burning across the West Coast.WATCH: Here's when Bay Area air quality will improve and rain may move inEMBED More News Videos The smoke certainly will continue to bring the Bay Area's air quality into the unhealthy category and poor visibility will continue to start our weekend, but Sunday and the days ahead are looking brighter. From behind closed windows, Castro resident John Goldsmith enjoys the sound of the first signs of normalcy coming from the restaurant across from his apartment."I enjoy seeing the outdoor diners here. It's heartening. They've been...
    BYU postponed next week’s matchup against Army because of positive COVID-19 tests. BYU’s bid for a perfect record in 2020 will have to wait a week. The game between the two would have been a good test of mettle for both sides. Now it’s more likely to be a late-season treat. Next: 50 best college football uniforms For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    (CNN) — Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found. When Covid-19 hit China in January, the Ministry of Education postponed the start of spring semester to late April. That closure separated children from their friends and their broader community network, and seems to have had an impact on their mental well-being. The study, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, compared reports of mental health problems in November — before the pandemic started — to mid-May, two weeks into the new spring semester when schools had re-opened. Researchers from Anhui Medical University got results back from surveys for 1,241 students who were in grades...
    (CNN)Primary school students in China experienced more depressive symptoms and made more suicide attempts after schools closed for the pandemic, a new study found.When Covid-19 hit China in January, the Ministry of Education postponed the start of spring semester to late April. That closure separated children from their friends and their broader community network, and seems to have had an impact on their mental well-being.The study, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, compared reports of mental health problems in November -- before the pandemic started -- to mid-May, two weeks into the new spring semester when schools had re-opened. Reassuring study finds children have small risk of death and severe illness from coronavirus Researchers from Anhui Medical University got results...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As the devastating Bobcat Fire rages into its sixth day, Los Angeles County health officials are warning that poor air quality across the Southland could result in an increase in COVID-19 cases. Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer at County-USC Medical Center, says some studies suggest that COVID may be worse when air quality is poor. “There is evidence that exposure of lungs to bad air quality can increase the protein in the virus that binds…..to the infection in the lungs,” he said. According to Spellberg, the studies are based on statistics in China, Italy and what health officials have seen in Los Angeles. Some homeowners fleeing the fires say the smoke and ash is already...
    Motorists driving into Austin, Texas are now greeted by series of billboards warning: 'Austin Police Defunded, Enter At Your Own Risk!'  The signs have been placed at the entrances to the city by the Texas Municipal Police Association.  One is placed on the west side of I-35, facing north, and another on the south side of the road. Kevin Lawrence, executive director of the association, said the decision last month to shift money away from policing and into mental health and social services was putting citizens at risk.  Last week Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, said he would consider putting the police department under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety in response to the defunding decision.  Two...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The coronavirus positivity rate and number of hospitalizations from the virus in Maryland both increased Friday as the state reports nearly 650 new cases, data from the state’s health department shows. As of Friday, Maryland has reported 114,724 COVID-19 cases, up 646 from Thursday. The positivity rate sits at 3.76%, up from 3.71% on Thursday and 3.68% on Tuesday. The state has conducted 2,150,638 COVID-19 tests, 1,318,152 of which came back negative. The number of people hospitalized due to the virus increased by 11 to 369, with 280 in acute care and 89 in intensive care. UPDATE: The @MDHealthDept is now reporting 114,724 confirmed cases of #COVIDー19 in Maryland. The state has conducted a total of 2,150,638...
    Joel Porro and Lizz Hernandez wear gloves and protective masks as they put bags in the trunk of their car after shopping at Walmart Supercenter as the coronavirus pandemic continues, March 5, 2020 in Miami.David Santiago | Miami Herald | Tribune News Service via Getty Images U.S. consumer prices increased solidly in August, but labor market slack is likely to keep a lid on inflation as the economy recovers from the Covid-19 recession. The Labor Department said on Friday its consumer price index rose 0.4% last month. The CPI advanced 0.6% in June and July after declining in the prior three months as business closures to slow the spread of the coronavirus depressed demand. In the 12 months through August,...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In California, more acres have burned in 2020 than any year in the past three decades, but the increase in wildfire activity is happening across the western United States. Hazy skies and poor air quality are ailments we deal with in California every wildfire season. But as we prepare for the flu season ahead, there is another health risk to consider. A new study out of Montana suggests there is a link between the delayed effect of wildfire smoke and an increase in influenza cases the following winter season. Pulmonologist Dr. Peter Murphy says there is a direct correlation between poor air quality and respiratory illness down the road. READ: Eerie Orange Hue Fades In The West But...
    The passage of a powerful cold front yesterday has caused a drastic drop in temperatures. At 3:35 AM on Thursday, September 10, the official North Texas station, located at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, reported a temperature of 55 ° F, setting a record low temperature. The lowest temperature reported on September 9 was 56 ° F and was established in 1941. Minimum temperatures recorded during the morning of Thursday. Around all of North Texas temperatures were reported that were in the 50 ° F range. These values ​​represent minimum temperatures below normal for the date. Normal values ​​are around 70 ° F. The minimum temperatures recorded during the morning are more typical in...
    Hiring target. The Star Tribune’s Nicole Norfleet reports: “Target Corp. plans to increase its number of Black employees by 20% over the next three years as part of its growing efforts to build a more diverse and inclusive company, executives said. … The Minneapolis retailer on Thursday announced its latest commitment to racial equity as it also made public more detailed information about the ethnic and gender makeup of its employees and leaders. … Target’s total workforce last year was 360,000, with 25% of employees Latino, 15% Black, 5% Asian and 5% people who identified as mixed race, American Indian or other underrepresented groups.” We’re beginning to think this Trump guy doesn’t always tell the truth. WCCO reports: “President Donald...
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Electricity customers Thursday lashed out again against Connecticut's largest utility for large increases in their bills — some hundreds of dollars higher — following a rate increase earlier this year that took many by surprise. The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority held a second hearing via videoconference as it revisits a rate increase it approved for Eversource that took effect July 1. The agency suspended the increase on July 31 after a flood of complaints by customers. Donna Lane, of Plymouth, said her electricity bill last month ballooned to $518, which she said was more than her car payment and half her mortgage. “It has gotten to the point now where we actually have to...
    Sweden's 'herd immunity' strategy of not locking down the country has been justified, experts say, after it emerged only 1.3 per cent of people tested for coronavirus actually have the disease. The tiny proportion, from more than 120,000 tests carried out over the past week, represents a huge drop from the peak of the pandemic when it stood at 19 per cent. The nation has recorded 5,838 deaths due to Covid-19 - the fifth-highest rate per capita in Europe - but new infection numbers have been plummeting since June. On Wednesday, Sweden logged fewer deaths per million people - 0.06 - than in the UK, where the figure was 0.17 ahead of Boris Johnson's reversal of lockdown easing. A...
    DEDHAM (CBS) – Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases, Dedham Public Schools has indefinitely postponed the start date for students to return to classrooms. The Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that Dedham is now considered high-risk for coronavirus infections. Full remote learning will begin as planned on September 16. The first phase of students scheduled to return to school buildings will no longer begin on September 21. Dedham Superintendent Mike Welch said, “With such a significant increase in spread in the community, we need to be cautious and prioritize the safety of our students and staff.” Dedham was shifted into the Red Zone in the latest DPH map, indicating the daily average of reported cases per 100,000...
    TEXAS – Concern is growing in Tarrant County about the presence of West Nile virus mosquitoes. However, officials have also shown greater interest in reducing this situation due to the three deaths that have occurred so far from the virus, according to a report. That is why in order to deal with the problem more efficiently, Tarrant County announced that they plan to carry out aerial spraying, where the focus would be mostly on the northeast part of the county because this is the area where the highest concentration has been reported. mosquitoes with the virus. A commissioners court document indicates that administrators are working with cities to the Northeast to determine how they will...
    MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KDKA) – It’s a first for West Virginia University: students are starting the school year with only-only classes. The university says too many students are testing positive for coronavirus, and now students are making the transition to remote learning. The university cited a recent increase in coronavirus cases, as well as concerns about an outbreak following several reports of parties over the holiday weekend. “Coming here we didn’t really know what to expect, we weren’t really sure how long we were gonna last online or in-person,” said freshman Nicole Norris. Initially expected to conduct in-class instruction, the roughly 21,000 students found out over the last few days that plans have dramatically changed. As a result, the university...
    Many companies have realized over the six months of the COVID-19 pandemic that their employees can be just as productive working from home as at the office. And for workers renting in expensive areas, such as D.C., homeownership may be within reach now that they don’t have to live where they work. Online real estate database Zillow analyzed income, industry and employment to determine the probability that an employee would be able to telecommute. It found that 1.92 million renters, or 4.5% of renter households, could move out of big cities to places where they can buy a starter home. Half of them are millennials age 26 to 40. The analysis found that almost 9%, or nearly 70,000, of renter...
    The Hudson Valley has seen an increase in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released Of the 57,826 test results reported on Monday, Sept. 7 to New York State, 557, or 0.96 percent, were positive. Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days: Saturday, Sept. 5: 0.9 percent Sunday, Sept 6: 1.2 percent Monday, Sept. 7: 1.5 percent New cases by county are as follows: Westchester, 37 Rockland, 21 Orange County, 10 Dutchess County, 5 Putnam County, 5 Sullivan County, 0 Ulster County, 0 A total of 557 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Labor Day, bringing the statewide total to 440,578 during the pandemic. There were five deaths due...
    There were more than 100 newly reported COVID-19 cases in Westchester in the latest data provided by the county’s Department of Health. Since the pandemic began in early March out of New Rochelle, there have now been 37,314 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester out of 567,207 tested. The percentage of positive results has dropped from 7 percent last week to 6.6 percent as of Tuesday, Sept. 8. The latest breakdown of confirmed, active, and new COVID-19 cases in Westchester following Labor Day weekend, according to the Department of Health: Yonkers: 7,756 (113 active, 41 new); New Rochelle: 3,243 (50, 15 new); Mount Vernon: 2,862 (26, 9 new); White Plains: 1,947 (35, 8 new); Port Chester: 1,336 (16, 4...
    Athletics: Warholm comes up short again in world record attempt 5 Hacks For The Best Scrambled Eggs Ever Consumers increase borrowing in July for the second month in a row THE FED © Getty Images Consumers are borrowing more for auto loans and college tuition, but they are also using their credit cards more often. The numbers: Consumer borrowing rose again in July largely for big purchases such as new autos or college tuition, but Americans remained cautious about spending in light of the U.S. economy’s slow recovery from the coronavirus. Load Error The use of credit has risen twice in a row after slumping from March through May, according to the latest Federal Reserve report. Outstanding...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer borrowing posted a solid 3.6% gain in July, its second monthly increase after virus-related declines. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Virginians' love for Hennessy VS cognac and Tito's Handmade vodka helped the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) increase gross revenue in fiscal year 2020 by more than $100 million. Unaudited financial statements for fiscal 2020 showed a gross revenue of $1.2 billion for Virginia ABC, which was a $117 million increase over fiscal year 2019. State-law-required earnings returned to the state totaled $545.3 million, a $45.8 million increase over fiscal 2019. The contribution to the commonwealth included $212.1 million in profits from retail sales, $251.4 million in retail taxes and $81.8 million collected in wine and beer taxes. “In the months leading up to the pandemic, our sales performance was strong with a 7 percent increase...
    LONDON (AP) — The British government faced pressure Tuesday to act fast to keep a lid on coronavirus infections after a sharp spike in new cases across the U.K. over recent days stoked concerns about the pandemic’s prospective path during winter. In the wake of figures Monday showing that the U.K. recorded nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases for the second day running, government ministers and scientists voiced concerns that the easing of the lockdown during the summer has prompted many people, particularly young adults, to let their guard down in a country that has seen Europe’s deadliest virus outbreak. “This is a big change, it’s now consistent over two days and it’s of great concern at this point,” said...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Colorado’s restaurant scene was bustling over the Labor Day holiday weekend. For the first time since March 8, the rate of people dining at restaurants was up. (credit: CBS) According to Open Table, the online reservation system, there was an 11% increase of diners in Denver on Saturday and an even larger jump statewide, up more than 32%. That’s the first recorded increase of people dining out since March 1.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CBS) – Researchers are looking into a possible link between COVID-19 and new cases of type 1 diabetes in children. Significantly more cases of pediatric diabetes were reported at the peak of the pandemic. Flint Debor went from being a perfectly healthy 13-year-old to being admitted to the hospital this spring. “He just started to get progressively worse. And after a while I got really worried because he became very skinny, he still felt very fatigued, he started having tummy troubles,” his mom, Ulrike Nau-Debor, said. Doctors diagnosed Flint with type 1 diabetes but also wanted to know if he had COVID-19. Researchers with Imperial College London decided to look into a possible link after some hospitals reported about...
    SAN ANTONIO – Domestic violence in Bexar County is on the rise, which has left families living in fear. According to city and county officials, since the onset of the pandemic, the number of cases have exceeded those of 2019. However, the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter is rising to meet the demand. CEO Marta Pelaez said victims of domestic violence are plagued with questions everyday. “When the home is the place that is the most hellish in your life, where do you go?” she said. Pelaez describes the shelter as a haven. She said there has been a startling increase in domestic violence and deaths. “The disrespect towards life in general is something that just strikes me,” Pelaez said....
    THE UK has seen an increase of nearly 3,000 cases over the past day - the highest increase in more than three months. The 2,988 new coronavirus cases is up from the 1,813 infections announced yesterday, marking the biggest single-day jump since May 23. But despite the spike in cases, the UK's official death toll increased by two - bringing the death toll to 41,551. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for...
    NEW YORK – Small business employees are getting their first paychecks for September and are probably noticing the usual amount. It’s that business owners are still withholding money for Social Security despite a presidential order allowing the tax to be deferred. The order that President Donald Trump signed on Aug. 8 allows employers to stop withholding the 6.2% payroll tax from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Employees must earn less than $ 4,000 every two weeks to qualify. Trump said the order was aimed at putting more money in Americans’ pockets during the coronavirus outbreak. But small business owners are wary of the plan. The tax is still due between January 1 and April 30...
    California reported 151 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, ticking up the state’s rolling average of fatalities, but hospitalizations and the numbers of patients in intensive care unit beds continued several weeks of steady declines. The 151 fatalities brought the state’s total during the pandemic to 13,643, and increased the state’s seven-day average of daily fatalities to 116, from a recent low of 109. There were also 5,227 cases reported Friday, according to data compiled by this news organization, for a total of 731,378 cases. An ensemble of COVID-19 models forecasts the state will cross 15,000 COVID-19 deaths around Sept. 19 and 15,704 deaths by Sept. 26. Deaths are generally considered a delayed indicator of the spread of coronavirus in the community,...
    NEW YORK – Small business employees are getting their first paychecks for September and are probably noticing the usual amount. It’s that business owners are still withholding money for Social Security despite a presidential order allowing the tax to be deferred. The order that President Donald Trump signed on Aug. 8 allows employers to stop withholding the 6.2% payroll tax from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Employees must earn less than $ 4,000 every two weeks to qualify. Trump said the order was aimed at putting more money in Americans’ pockets during the coronavirus outbreak. But small business owners are wary of the plan. The tax is still due between January 1 and April 30...