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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — While the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives in Maryland, new data shows a dramatic jump in drug and alcohol-related deaths across the state. Last year’s numbers showed a decrease in fatalities, but because of the pandemic, officials said people are left feeling disconnected. They’re worried more people will fall...
    By CEDAR ATTANASIO, AP/Report for America SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s new child care agency has been regularly tweaking policies in an effort to keep the fragile industry afloat while increasing access, and providers say the work is paying off for them and parents. The Early Childhood Education and Care Department began waiving...
    The pandemic jobs recovery has lost momentum in recent weeks, putting added pressure on Congress to enact more relief. The number of new applications for unemployment benefits ticked up to 870,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. New claims have not budged significantly in recent weeks, meaning that the labor market is still...
    By Angela Charlton | Associated Press PARIS — Another COVID-19 problem that the U.N. is trying to solve: how to help more than 300,000 merchant mariners who are trapped at sea because of coronavirus restrictions. Describing the mounting desperation of seafarers who have been afloat for a year or more, Captain Hedi Marzougui pleaded their...
    Stipe Miocic training partner Aleksa Camur aims to make impact at UFC 253 This Mall Favorite Just Filed for Bankruptcy Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer told investors to buy shares of Olive Garden-parent Darden due to the uncertainty around...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mary McPartland started her Frozen Hoagies food truck in 2011. Now, she’s facing a year like no other. “This year the trucks are not out. I have three trucks, this is the only one that’s out. I usually do downtown Boston and our spots downtown– there’s no people so there’s no sense...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In two days restaurants, bars, malls, and even sports venues in Indiana can go back to almost pre-pandemic rules, but that doesn’t mean all businesses will be full. Masks are still required for at least another three weeks. While “full capacity” is the new rule, social distancing is still required, which has some...
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    NEWARK — Some renters and small business owners feeling the financial pain of the coronavirus pandemic are set to get a little help if the Newark City Council approves two assistance programs that would be funded with $400,000 of federal CARES Act money. The council will consider Thursday night using about two-thirds of the $604,590...
    Emilia Clarke attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 02, 2020 in London, England. Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images In a new interview with Raisa Bruner for the Time 100 Talks, "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke explained how her own experiences around death helped her emotionally prepare...
    NEW YORK - The growing rift between the United States and China and Russia was clearly evident on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly Thursday, threatening to overshadow international cooperation on the coronavirus response. This year’s assembly has been held online because of the pandemic, and its focus has been on confronting COVID-19,...
    By CARA ANNA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African nations came out swinging on the third day of the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders Thursday, calling for dramatic fiscal measures to help economies survive the coronavirus pandemic — which one leader called the “fifth horseman of the apocalypse.” Africa's 54 countries estimate they...
    GOVRONDESANTIS/TWITTERGov. Ron DeSantis thinks students who attend Florida’s 12 state universities should be able to socialize without worrying about getting thrown out of school. To that end, DeSantis said Thursday he’s willing to consider a college students’ “bill of rights” that would preclude state universities from taking actions against students who are enjoying themselves. The...
    FREDERICKSBURG, Texas – A year without Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg is difficult to imagine. But, that’s why the annual event is going virtual this year. Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg was originally canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, as announced in July. However, event planners have found an alternative way for residents to still enjoy the seasonal festivities...
    Childhood vaccinations have plummeted in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new report finds. Between March and May 2020, 1.7 million fewer vaccinations for children up to age two - who are covered under Medicare or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - were administered. That's a 22 percent decline from the same time...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins Hospital is tapping into a new tool to help its healthcare professionals recharge and mentally reboot during this especially taxing COVID-19 season. The hospital is using an immersive gaming room where doctors and nurses can exercise, meditate or just decompress. Chevelle Brown, a nurse in the neurosciences unit, said once...
    The average single person Connecticut, according to a survey conducted by EverydayCarry.com, would travel 2.6 hours to go on a date amid COVID-19, and half of singles polled nationwide would avoid dating someone living in an area with a high rate of COVID infections.  In early March, Dating.com reported that usage of its site had...
    (CNN)China's Ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that the US has "created enough troubles for the world already" as the two nations continued to spar over the coronavirus pandemic during a tense meeting of the UN Security Council.US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft criticized China over what she said was a "decision to...
    By GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts doubled down Thursday on his decision to leave Nebraska as the only state that has discontinued emergency food assistance benefits that were made available under the federal coronavirus relief package, despite pleas from advocates for the poor. Ricketts argued that Nebraska’s economy has...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Drag racing has quickly become a prime concern for residents living around Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, and some of them are turning to the city’s Open Streets program as their best option for restoring a...
    Will the public trust a Covid-19 vaccine? (opinion) FDA Under Fire For Not Regulating Thousands of Chemicals in Your Food Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible...
    The number of those between 18 and 29 living with their parents since the onset COVID-19 is at a higher rate than during the Great Depression, according to an analysis of census data conducted by Pew Research. As of July, 52 percent of youths in this age range, or 26.6 million individuals, are living with...
    The average single person in New York would travel 2.1 hours to go on a date amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by EverydayCarry.com, and half of the singles polled nationwide would avoid dating someone living in an area with a high rate of COVID infections. In early March, Dating.com reported...
    The head of Google's parent company said that more than 60% of workers at the online giant might never return to in-person work. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said the company could "do better" to provide employees with a flexible work environment during and after the coronavirus pandemic. "It's always made me wonder — when...
    By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would seek a “bill of rights" for college students in the wake of crackdowns on parties and other social gatherings that some blame for a surge in coronavirus infections at campuses across the country. “I understand that universities are...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- It's the story that has upended life around the world, but the impact has been the greatest here, in the New York area. Eyewitness News will tell the story in the way that only New York's No. 1 News can in our new docuseries, 'Eyewitness to a Pandemic'.Eyewitness News reporter...
    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Some suburban communities are beginning to release guidelines for Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic.Elk Grove Village is allowing trick-or-treating from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31, according to a post on its village website.Participating homeowners should place green welcome signs on their doors and turn on their porch...
    Chiefs could have defensive help back for game vs Ravens 50 set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker dinners Stocks Slip Amid Plan to Resume Stimulus Talks, Weak Jobs Data Stocks slipped in late trading Thursday amid disappointing jobless numbers and word from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that he planned to resume fiscal-stimulus talks with House...
    Having lost most of this year's fundraising money due to the coronavirus pandemic, the American Legion Post 414 in Mercer County started a GoFundMe campaign this week to stay open after 75 years of service to veterans and the community. Post 414 Commander Charles Brothers wrote, "Our money has always been generated thru our fund-raising...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the bones of the city’s pandemic recovery plan which focuses on public health and social justice on Thursday. The agenda recognizes the link between the city’s economic health and the health...
    An election between Donald Trump and democracy: Bernie Sanders sounds alarm on president refusing defeat if he loses McDonalds Is Working on Launching Its First Food Loyalty Program—Ever Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft ...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference Thursday to push for political reform in Harrisburg. The Democratic governor wants the General Assembly to ban gifts for public officials, enact new campaign finance laws and require officials to be transparent about income. He said Pennsylvania is one of...
    The coronavirus pandemic has kneecapped the global economy, upended lives around the world and devastated countless businesses. And the economic impact isn’t likely to end anytime soon — with spikes in COVID-19 cases leading to new lockdowns in some parts of Europe and the US death toll alone exceeding 200,000. But the pandemic has helped...
    With COVID-19 related expenses piling up, local governments and school districts face increasingly difficult economic challenges without the benefit of state aid. Schools have been tasked with implementing costly coronavirus mitigation and prevention measures just as the Cuomo administration halted millions in state aid, the Buffalo News reported. And more reductions may come at...
    Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won’t again face a staffing shortage, barriers to social distancing and dangerous rationing of protective gear ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic. Testing of people with symptoms at the state’s prisons...
    The owner of a kickboxing studio has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Phil Murphy claiming one of his Executive Orders violated part of the state’s Disaster Control Act -- forcing her to close her business. Darlene Pallay, owner of CKO Kickboxing in Franklin (Sussex County), claims the Governor’s signing of Executive Order 104 on March...
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- "When we look at the food that's on our tables, they're all being picked by somebody, and who is that somebody?" Marivel Mendoza asks.She explains most of us are in a situation where we can work from home, however, farmworkers are not. Not only are they working in very...
    Washington (CNN)Michael Caputo, the top spokesman at the Department of Health and Human Services who recently began a two-month medical leave, has been diagnosed with a metastatic head and neck cancer, a spokesman for the Caputo family said Thursday.After undergoing surgery last week at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, doctors diagnosed Caputo with...
    Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday revealed he has taken a pay cut for the latest season of “Bigg Boss” so that his remuneration doesn’t add any pressure on the channel during COVID-19 times. At the virtual press conference of “Bigg Boss” season 14, which is hosted by Khan, the “Bharat” star said his decision to...
    MADRID (AP) — Health authorities warned Madrid residents Thursday to brace for tough weeks ahead as a sustained coronavirus spread that is hitting the Spanish capital hard brought the country’s total infections over the 700,000 mark. With over 10,600 new infections confirmed on Thursday, in line with the average for the past week, Spain’s total...
    MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico was set to surpass 75,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as the pandemic ravages Latin American nations with large informal economies where workers have grappled with the twin threats of hunger and contagion. Mexico has the world's fourth-highest coronavirus death toll, according to a Reuters tally, behind the United...
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - The approval rating of Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's government has jumped despite Brazil suffering the second most deadly coronavirus outbreak in the world, a CNI/Ibope poll showed on Thursday. The number of Brazilians that rate his government as great or good has risen to 40% from 29% in December, while those...
    By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer Milan designers skirted the line between the virtual and the physical Thursday, taking lessons learned in lockdown to create new collections that are relevant in a reshaped world. The most anticipated event of the week was Prada’s virtual unveiling of the Miuccia Prada-Raf Simons collaboration announced in February. Their...
    For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. After 38 years of secret donations, a billionaire many times over has, at 89, given away all $8 billion to schools, charities, and foundations. Chuck Feeney of San Francisco has walked the walk after amassing his fortune...
    Two groups of scientists that work closely with the government raised concerns about political interference taking place when it comes to public health experts work on the government’s coronavirus response. Politico reports that a Thursday statement made by the leaders of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine suggests that the...
    In a normal year, tourism brings in about $50 million in annual consumption taxes to the City of Alexandria, which uses the money to fund local services such as public safety, transportation, human services and education. This year, the city was on track. Then, the coronavirus pandemic entered the picture. “During the short period of...
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker is warning one region of the state of rising positivity rates, but says Illinois is now in the forefront when it comes to testing. During his COVID-19 briefing Wednesday, the governor said Region 1, the northwest corner of the state, has a positivity rate of 7.5 percent. If that raises above...