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    MOTZA, Israel (KGO) -- You may have seen some designer face masks out there, but they can't compare to the creation by a high-end jeweler.Luxury jewelry brand Yvel, out of Israel, is creating what they say is the world's most expensive COVID-19 face mask. The custom-made, ultra-luxe mask is making safety sparkle.When it's finished, the 18-karat white gold face covering will be encrusted with 3,600 white and black diamonds and can be fitted with the top-rated N99 filters.WATCH: See-through masks helping those with autism, hearing lossEMBED More News Videos One woman is on a mission to expand the availability of see-through masks. The jeweler says it was commissioned by a Chinese businessman living in the U.S. He's paying $1.5 million...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The school district in Illinois' capital city has updated its school dress code policy for remote learning, saying students can't wear pajama pants, slippers or hats while on camera when classes start this month.Springfield Public Schools officials said they hope students approach online classes the same way they would attending classes in person and that means following a dress code that also bars hoods, sunglasses and bandannas, among other things. The district said students should also be "sitting up out of bed preferably at a desk or table" during remote learning, according to its school manual."The expectation is that the dress code is upheld," Jason Wind, director of school support, recently told school board members. "We don't...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The school year starts on Monday in Oakland, and as of Sunday afternoon, there's no deal between teachers and the school district on a distance-learning school model.BUILDING A BETTER BAY AREA: Back to school The teachers' union says two main sticking points involve the teacher's request for small-group instruction including the use of substitute teachers and flexible work-day schedules."We're waiting and hoping the district brings a significant, meaningful proposal and we can come to an agreement today so that we can start the school year on a positive note,"Oakland Education Association President Keith Brown said.RELATED: Oakland Unified School District eyeing possible plans for 2020EMBED More News Videos Thursday night the Oakland Unified School District held a...
    Collin Morikawa held off Paul Casey, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau to win the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco on Sunday, finishing with a 13-under par for the tournament and 6-under in the final round. It was Morikawa’s first major title. He had previously didn’t play at the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship and finished tied for 35th at the U.S. Open last year. BRYSON DECHAMBEAU SNAPS DRIVER ON SEVENTH-HOLE TEE SHOT AT PGA CHAMPIONSHIP The 23-year-old shot back-to-back 69s in the first two rounds of the tournament before finishing the third round with a 65 to keep him within striking distance of the leaders. Morikawa’s eagle on the 16th hole was what gave the...
    Bill Gates, billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, expressed concern over the possibility of a rushed vaccine for the novel coronavirus from nations like China and Russia, though he expressed confidence in the Food and Drug Administration’s requirements, at least for the moment. During an interview published Saturday, WIRED magazine asked Gates about a potential vaccine for the virus; Gates’ foundation is investing a large sum of money into such potential advancements. “Are you concerned that in our rush to get a vaccine we are going to approve something that isn’t safe and effective?” the magazine asked. “Yeah,” Gates responded. “In China and Russia they are moving full speed ahead. I bet there’ll be some vaccines that will get out to lots of patients without the full regulatory...
    MOTZA, Israel (KGO) -- You may have seen some designer face masks out there, but they can't compare to the creation by a high-end jeweler.Luxury jewelry brand Yvel, out of Israel, is creating what they say is the world's most expensive COVID-19 face mask. The custom-made, ultra-luxe mask is making safety sparkle.When it's finished, the 18-karat white gold face covering will be encrusted with 3,600 white and black diamonds and can be fitted with the top-rated N99 filters.WATCH: See-through masks helping those with autism, hearing lossEMBED More News Videos One woman is on a mission to expand the availability of see-through masks. The jeweler says it was commissioned by a Chinese businessman living in the U.S. He's paying $1.5 million...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many industries to find creative ways to keep their business afloat.A San Francisco restaurateur and chef is doing just that by taking a leap of faith to transform his restaurant into a neighborhood grocery store.But it doesn't stop there, he is providing meal kits for virtual dinner parties and cooking Q&A's.Anthony Strong opened Prairie, a live fire and charcoal grill restaurant in the Mission District in October of 2018. After a year in business, he wanted to create a family-style restaurant. Shortly after making costly adjustments and renovations, he noticed coronavirus was hitting close to home.Like many restaurants, Prairie was experiencing a drop in reservations and dine-in customers."I was wondering what...
    A California pastor defied an emergency temporary restraining order issued Friday in which he was told to refrain from holding additional indoor worship, CBS Los Angeles reports. Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park held indoor services Sunday in defiance of the Friday's order and other health orders that aim to slow and prevent the spread of COVID-19. On Friday, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Matthew Guasco granted the restraining order, which requires Godspeak to close its indoor services and move its congregation outside and requires congregants to wear masks and socially distance. Ventura County moved to get the temporary restraining order because McCoy said he would not stop holding services indoors, as he feels worship is...
    A CNN anchor had a heated exchange with a supporter of President Trump who claimed Democrats are exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic's threat in order to advance their chances of election success. Boris Sanchez, a White House correspondent for the network, sparred with Bikers for Trump founder Chris Cox on Saturday after he downplayed the risk of the health crisis. Cox suggested the pandemic is being used to polarize the nation and expand mail-in voting for the 2020 election. "I don't think that the Democrats are behind it, but I think that they are trying to polarize this nation," Cox said. "I think they're trying to use this as a stepping stone to try to get mail-in ballots. It's absurd....
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- An Army veteran and corrections sergeant at San Quentin State Prison died Sunday morning after a battle with COVID-19.Sgt. Gilbert Polanco was admitted to the hospital on July 3.Last month, Polanco was on life support in the ICU.RELATED: San Quentin coronavirus: Army veteran, corrections sergeant on life support, battling COVID-19His wife confirmed to ABC7 News that the prison sergeant died Sunday morning at a hospital in San Jose after his coronavirus diagnosis.Just days after Polanco was admitted to the hospital, his daughter Selena was diagnosed with COVID-19 and so was his wife Patricia, the family said last month.A GoFundMe campaign was created for Polanco and his family, and as of Sunday afternoon, it had raised...
    As the US surpasses a grim milestone of more than five million coronavirus cases and 162,430 deaths, it's clear that the nation's handling of the virus has been far from ideal.  Five former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have now come forward to give their takes on where the government went wrong with its response to the pandemic in an interview with ABC News.   The directors - Drs Richard Besser, Julie Gerberding, Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher - were largely in agreement about the missteps, which centered around one key theme: leadership.  They emphasized how damaging it was to have political and public health leaders delivering mixed messages about the size of the threat...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A recent study by Wallethub found that Pennsylvania is recovering quickly from unemployment claims compared to many other states in the nation. Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, Pennsylvania is ranked seventh best out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to recover from unemployment claims. Within the past week, the state ranked third best for recovery from unemployment claims. New Jersey ranked first for recovery from unemployment claims in the last week, while Connecticut has overall done the best with unemployment claims, according to the study. Wallethub published the study on August 6. Wallethub says that the United States saw a 17% decrease in the number of new unemployment claims....
    Just a day after California public health officials announced the state’s fourth-deadliest death count on record, COVID-19 data dashboards from across the state Saturday showed that new cases and deaths are slightly below the 7-day average. According to data compiled by this news organization, California had 6,371 new cases reported on Saturday, compared to 7,944 announced Friday. One-hundred and two people were reported dead from the coronavirus on Saturday, well below the 186 deaths officials reported a day earlier. The state has reported its four deadliest days of the pandemic since July 29, including 215 deaths July 21 and 197 deaths on Aug 4. The 186 deaths reported Friday in addition to those reported Saturday bring the total number of...
    Who could’ve seen this coming? While storefronts are going bust across the Big Apple due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York’s psychics and fortune-tellers say they are seeing more clients — and making more money — than ever before. Unlike most businesses, they thrive in times of uncertainty and despair. “When there’s a big change in the world, or more uncertainty in the world, that is when people look for more certainty,” psychic Betsy LeFae told The Post. “Everyone now wants more certainty, and yes – that is when people tend to turn to psychics. LeFae moved upstate during the pandemic but still performs her services virtually for clientele based largely in the city. Her prices are steeper than most...
    Brazil has become the second country to have surpassed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from coronavirus. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May.   On Saturday, Brazil's health ministry confirmed 49,970 new confirmed cases and 905 deaths within the previous 24 hours. This brought the total number of cases to more than three-million and the death toll up to a staggering 100,477.  Brazil has become the second country to surpass 100,000 deaths from coronavirus after confirming more than three-million cases and 100,477 deaths. Pictured, a tribute for the victims is held on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro The only country to have...
    North Carolina earthquake with 5.1-magnitude strikes north of Charlotte at Virginia border From cereal startups to fast-food chains, everyone wants to cash in on people eating breakfast at home Report: NBA could play next season at multiple regional bubbles Other than waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to subside – a possibility – the NBA faces MAJOR challenges next season. © MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images The bubble is working for finishing this season. But that’s with just 22 teams rather than the full 30. And this is just for a few months, not a full season. Players are already bristling about how long they’re separated from their families. Yet, what’s the alternative to a bubble? It looks...
    The United States on Sunday surpassed 5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. has both the highest number of confirmed cases and the most deaths of any country in the world. The total number of confirmed cases throughout the world is nearly 20 million, meaning the U.S. accounts for roughly 25% of all cases worldwide despite only having around 4% of the global population. More than 162,000 people in the U.S. have died of complications due to COVID-19. "It's a number that boggles the mind and breaks the heart," presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said in a statement on Saturday as other trackers showed the U.S. hitting the 5...
    PERU, Ind. (AP) — Some Indiana campgrounds have been packed this summer with campers seeking a taste of the great outdoors following months of restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, managers say. John Cardwell, who owns the Hidden Creek Campground near the northern Indiana city of Peru, said that within a few weeks of opening the members-only campground all camping sites had been booked for the season. “People don’t want to stay in hotels and fly on airplanes, but they still want to get out and do something with the family,” he told the Kokomo Tribune. “They feel like they can do that in a safer way at a campsite.” The pandemic has brought his business' highest demand yet, Cardwell said....
    SAN ANTONIO – Leaders with the VIA Metropolitan Transit met with San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff Friday to discuss to the 2020 State of Transit. The virtual event focused on VIA’s COVID-19 response and the “plan to keep San Antonio moving, safely and affordably,” a media advisory stated. VIA President and CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt and VIA Board Chair Hope Andrade presented efforts to support workforce recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic and long-term funding. The State of Transit is part of a transportation leadership series by San Antonio Mobility Coalition, a nonprofit that focuses on highway, transit, and freight rail funding. In July, Nirenberg and officials with VIA announced they agreed on...
    Man Uniteds Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League Stock Up On Summer Beauty Essentials During Dermstore’s Anniversary Sale Here are five charts illustrating U.S. economic trends amid the coronavirus pandemic States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing, and the economy is feeling the impact differently depending on the sector.  The economic worry tied to rising coronavirus cases has impacted the health of certain areas of the economy. These five charts illustrate trends in important industries that help track reopening progress in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. States are taking differing approaches to reopening and closing during the pandemic, and the economy has been feeling the impact. More than half of the states have...
    Could the coronavirus lead to chronic illness? While lung scarring, heart and kidney damage may result from COVID-19, doctors and researchers are starting to clock the potential long-term impact of the virus on the brain also. Younger COVID-19 patients who were otherwise healthy are suffering blood clots and strokes. And many “long-haulers,” or COVID-19 patients who have continued showing symptoms for months after the initial infection passed, report neurological problems such as confusion and difficulty concentrating (or brain fog), as well as headaches, extreme fatigue, mood changes, insomnia and loss of taste and/or smell. Indeed, the CDC recently warned that it takes longer to recover from COVID-19 than the 10- to 14-day quarantine window that has...
    Reuters August 9, 2020 0 Comments After failing to reach a deal with the U.S. Congress for a fresh round of coronavirus pandemic relief, President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at pumping up America’s pandemic-hit economy. The orders are likely to face some legal challenges. UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF Trump’s order cuts enhanced federal unemployment benefits – a lifeline for the tens of millions of Americans thrown out of work during the pandemic – from $600 to $400 per week. Democrats had been lobbying to extend the original $600 a week enhanced benefits, which expired on July 31. Trump proposes taking most of the money from the coffers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – $44 billion,...
    Reuters August 9, 2020 0 Comments U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned by China which claims the island as its own, further irritating Sino-U.S. relations. Washington broke off official ties with Taipei in 1979 in favour of Beijing. The Trump administration has made strengthening its support for the democratic island a priority, and boosted arms sales. Beijing, already arguing with Washington over everything from human rights and trade to the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, has threatened unspecified countermeasures to Azar’s visit. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, to be brought under its control by force if needed....
    US President Donald Trump has taken executive action to provide economic aid to millions of Americans hit by the pandemic, saying he was forced to do so after talks at Congress broke down. The directives include measures to support the unemployed, suspend payroll tax and extend student loans. Some of them are likely to face legal challenges given that Congress controls federal spending, not the president. Democratic rival Joe Biden said they were "a series of half-baked measures". It is not known whether the move will mean the end of talks between senior government officials and top Democrats for a stimulus package. Negotiations broke down on Friday after two weeks. Why US is expecting an 'avalanche' of...
    TAIPEI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday as the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four decades, a trip condemned by China which claims the island as its own, further irritating Sino-U.S. relations. Washington broke off official ties with Taipei in 1979 in favour of Beijing. The Trump administration has made strengthening its support for the democratic island a priority, and boosted arms sales. Beijing, already arguing with Washington over everything from human rights and trade to the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, has threatened unspecified countermeasures to Azar's visit. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, to be brought under its control by force if needed. Azar arrived at Taipei's...
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The novel coronavirus has been detected at a second mine in Papua New Guinea, after an employee at the Lihir Mine owned by Newcrest Mining Ltd tested positive for the disease. The 30-year-old male, who flew in from Port Moresby at the end of July, is among 26 confirmed cases reported on Sunday by the National Pandemic Control Centre in the capital Port Moresby. The island nation has now reported a total of 214 coronavirus cases and three deaths. The Lihir mine case was detected during a routine screening process for all incoming workers who have to observe a mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon arrival on the mine site. It comes after PNG's Ok Tedi copper and...
    A LUXURY apartment block has become the first in the US to deploy a coronavirus-killing robot. Paramount Miami Worldcenter has "employed" Xenex LightStrike UV ray droid to fight off the pathogen. 4Xenex Disinfection Services boss Morris Miller talks about the Lighstrike robotCredit: Getty Images - Getty The robot uses bursts of ultraviolet light to destroy the coronavirus and other infections - and is boasted to be the "most advanced" of its kind in the world. It comes as Florida has become the second worst impacted US state - following only California - with 526,577 cases. Paramount bosses said they wanted the residents to feel safe in their homes by deploying the robot - with properties in the block starting from...
    London, Dec 9 (EFE) .- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson considers a “moral duty” and a “national priority” the return of all children to school this September, after being closed for several months due to the pandemic of the COVID-19. The government decided in March to close British schools for all students, except the children of essential workers, in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, forcing teachers to organize classes virtually. In June, the Executive opted for the return of some schoolchildren, including the youngest and adolescents who are examined in 2021 in important tests of the country’s educational system. Faced with concern about the loss of classes, the Conservative Prime Minister highlighted in an article published today...
    Donald Trump has bypassed Congress to give thousands of Us residents a tax holiday break and more unemployment gain after talks with the Democrats collapsed. The president signed government orders to lengthen economic relief for all those hit hardest by the coronavirus at a news convention at his private New Jersey region club on Saturday. He accused Democrats of “hoping to steal the election” just after talks on the following stage of COVID-19 assistance broke down. “If Democrats go on to hold this critical reduction hostage, I will act beneath my authority as president to get Us residents the reduction they require,” he explained to reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey. Mr Trump has resolved to slash payroll tax for anybody...
    By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, reported its deadliest day of the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday, with 17 people dying, although new infections showed signs of easing. Victoria, at the centre of a second wave of infections in Australia, reported 394 cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, compared with a daily average of 400-500 over the past week. The new deaths bring the state's total to 210. The southeastern state, with infections concentrated in the capital Melbourne, accounts for more than two-thirds of the national tally of nearly 21,000. In an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus, Victoria has imposed a night curfew, tightened restrictions on people's daily movements and...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new non-profit is working to leave its mark on Baltimore by giving away groceries to those in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s called Another Life Saved. With each bag of food, workers will make sure the family has a mask and hand sanitizer to take home, too. “As COVID makes its way through Baltimore, many people are losing their jobs, and the face of homelessness is changing,” said executive director Ericka Alston Buck. “So we want to make sure that we’re here for everyone.” The non-profit practiced social distancing by only allowing six people on the lot at a time to pick up groceries. They had masks on hand for anyone who forgot or didn’t...
    PLEASANTON, Calif. (KGO) -- With their cowboy hats and boots, Ryan Klaus and Madeline Mahoney, came dressed for Friday's country concert at the Alameda County Fairgrounds."We have been stuck inside for a while. It's always a good excuse to get outside and listen to some live music!" says Klaus, who lives in Mountain View. "It's better than nothing. It's that sense of community that we all need."San Jose local, Ryan Scripps, who gained fame as a contestant on season 13 of the "The Voice," was the first of three acts. He ignited the crowd, performing some of the songs that he sang on the show.Event organizers told the crowd that the Alameda County Fairgrounds is the only venue in the...
    In a Saturday evening appearance on CNN, the founder of the “Bikers For Trump” organization, Chris Cox, made several questionable claims about the coronavirus pandemic, calling it a “plan-demic” organized by the “left” to sink the U.S. economy and damage President Donald Trump. “A lot of predictions have been made. There were predictions that over 5% of the people that caught this would actually die when actually it’s less than 1%,” Cox told CNN host Boris Sanchez. “We’ve have to mitigate these predictions and put them in perspective, and a lot of us believe this might be a ‘plan-demic’ as opposed to a pandemic and I for one am one of them.” He added that the pandemic was “being blown...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Students, faculty and staff in the University of California system will be required to get a flu vaccination before Nov. 1, part of a system-wide executive order signed on Friday.In consultation with the UC Health leadership, UC officials say the mandate is an "important proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community and the public at large."VIDEO: Experts discuss if college is worth it this year, what it will look likeEMBED More News Videos Watch as experts discuss if it's worth it to go to college during COVID-19 and what to expect if you do. The newly signed order is also to help relieve the health care system during the upcoming fall and winter...
    Brazil on Saturday became the second country in the world to pass 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, second to the United States, which has more than 161,000 deaths and is nearing a different milestone of its own: nearly 5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. Brazil reported 3 million cases, also on Saturday. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said Thursday he had “a clear conscience” despite the toll. Bolsonaro himself survived COVID-19 last month and said he had done “everything possible to save lives.” Because of insufficient tests, experts say, the number of Brazilians with the virus could be six times higher. Brazil has registered more than 1,000 deaths a day for several weeks, something the U.S. has suffered for more than...
    President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday afternoon on the economic stimulus plan for the coronavirus pandemic, eluding Congress, which has not been able to reach an agreement. In the orders, Trump indicated that payroll taxes will be deferred until the end of 2020, adding that if he wins the November election, he could totally forgive him. The other orders include extending moratoriums on evictions for renters, deferring student loans, extending unemployment benefits with checks of $ 400 a week, instead of the $ 600 a week that had been issued. Trump also stressed that state governments will have to pay 25% of unemployment benefits, which could be difficult for some states that have seen their...
    President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday afternoon on the economic stimulus plan for the coronavirus pandemic, eluding Congress, which has not been able to reach an agreement. In the orders, Trump indicated that payroll taxes will be deferred until the end of 2020, adding that if he wins the November election, he could totally forgive him. The other orders include extending moratoriums on evictions for renters, deferring student loans, extending unemployment benefits with checks of $ 400 a week, instead of the $ 600 a week that had been issued. Trump also stressed that state governments will have to pay 25% of unemployment benefits, which could be difficult for some states that have seen their...
    While most agree that being aware of the government’s response during a pandemic in addition to being provided accurate information by health officials is really important, some seem to think otherwise. The Trump administration and its supporters have continuously downplayed the severity of this virus alongside discrediting those who provide honest assessments of the novel coronavirus crisis. Among those rejecting Donald Trump’s response to COVID-19 is Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, who has provided assessments and health recommendations since the beginning of the pandemic. Last week, Fauci testified in a House subcommittee hearing on the novel coronavirus; on Wednesday he told CNN that he has received death threats from those who oppose...
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Police in Virginia say that a rape suspect released from jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic went on to kill the woman who accused him.The Washington Post reports that Ibrahim E. Bouaichi was tracked down by authorities on Wednesday. But he shot himself and was in grave condition on Thursday.Bouaichi was indicted last year on charges that included rape, strangulation and abduction. He was jailed without bond in Alexandria.The woman testified against him in Alexandria District Court in December.When the pandemic hit, Bouaichi's lawyers argued that he should be freed awaiting trial because the virus endangered both inmates and their attorneys. He was released on $25,000 bond over the objections of a prosecutor.Circuit Court Judge...
    Los Gatos, Calif. (KGO) -- Testing delays could hamper efforts across the region to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In one case, a Los Gatos man with cystic fibrosis says he's had to put his life on hold as he awaits his COVID-19 test results."I've been waiting 13 days for a result," said Los Gatos resident Ricky Whicker. "Trouble breathing, I've been sleeping 16 hours a day, and I've had achy joints."Whicker, who is immunocompromised, has been isolating at home since taking a COVID-19 diagnostic test through his medical provider. His mother, Rebekah Davis-Matthews, who is a contact tracer for Santa Clara County, is puzzled by the delay.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: CA counties where COVID-19 is getting worse"There's this...
    Los Gatos, Calif. (KGO) -- Testing delays could hamper efforts across the region to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. In one case, a Los Gatos man with cystic fibrosis says he's had to put his life on hold as he awaits his COVID-19 test results."I've been waiting 13 days for a result," said Los Gatos resident Ricky Whicker. "Trouble breathing, I've been sleeping 16 hours a day, and I've had achy joints."Whicker, who is immunocompromised, has been isolating at home since taking a COVID-19 diagnostic test through his medical provider. His mother, Rebekah Davis-Matthews, who is a contact tracer for Santa Clara County, is puzzled by the delay.CORONAVIRUS WATCH LIST: CA counties where COVID-19 is getting worse"There's this...
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. That comes five months after the first reported case in a nation of 210 million, which has not shown signs of slowing the disease. Brazil has reported an average of more than 1,000 daily deaths from the pandemic since late May. The Health Ministry on Friday reported a total of 2,962,442 confirmed cases and 99,572 deaths — tolls second only to the United States. As in many countries, experts believe both numbers are severe undercounts due to insufficient testing. The non-governmental group Rio de Paz placed crosses and a thousand red balloons on the sand on the famed Copacabana beach on Saturday. “It’s...
            A Virginia inmate who was released from jail because of the Coronavirus pandemic is back in police custody for allegedly murdering his accuser. Ibrahm Elkahlil Bouaichi, a 33-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend Karla Elizabeth Dominguez Gonzalez in October 2019 and held without bond, was arrested Wednesday morning for shooting and killing Gonzalez on July 29. When Bouaichi was first arrested on October 21, 2019, he was charged with six felonies: abduction, burglary, malicious wounding, rape, strangulation, and sodomy. Per Virginia law involving violent crimes, he was held without bail. Bouaichi was indicted by a grand jury on all charges except malicious wounding on January 13. His court date...
    BALTIMORE (CNN) — Doctors may have been right to be concerned that people with heart problems were avoiding the ER due to COVID-19, according to a new study published Friday. It provides evidence that people have stayed away from the emergency room even with acute heart attack symptoms. And some may have died as a result. Researchers from the Providence Heart Institute system based in the US northwest looked at the records of more than 15,000 heart attack patients from between December 30 and May 16 of this year. They found “important changes” in heart attack hospitalization rates. Patients also fared worse during the early and later parts of the pandemic, they reported Friday in the medical journal JAMA Cardiology. And...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An iconic Miami-Dade restaurant is closing at the end of the month as “another victim of the pandemic.” Workers at Rio Cristal, which is known for its Rio Cristal ‘bistec’ or steak that is served with sumptuous, thinly-sliced Julienne French fries on top of it, say their restaurant will be shutting down at the end of August. Those workers tell CBS4 that their restaurant has been serving people for the past 46 years at its well-known location on Bird Road at 99th Avenue. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Nationwide, authorities say more than 16,000 restaurants have shut down since March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rio Cristal was trying to survive while...
    SACRAMENTO —  This started as a week of positive news, finally, in California’s battle with the coronavirus. After nearly two months of skyrocketing cases, hospitalizations and deaths, there were the first signs that the COVID-19 spike was ebbing and new cases were beginning to decline. But by Friday, state officials were still scrambling to fix a coronavirus-tracking database that had suffered glitches, rendering the numbers inaccurate. It came as the state marked another sober milestone: 10,000 deaths from the virus. The breakdown in the electronic collection of coronavirus test results has further rattled confidence in how the state is responding to the coronavirus in recent months. It’s a big turnaround from the spring, when California was hailed as a model...
    California officials are desperate to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the workplace, which has been one reason for a surge in cases. Could one solution be to pay people to stay home when they get sick? A county in the San Francisco Bay Area is planning to offer stipends of $1,250 for low-income residents to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19. Alameda County, the Bay Area’s second most populous county, plans to offer the payments to those who test positive, are not receiving unemployment or paid sick leave, and are referred by designated clinics in high-risk neighborhoods. Politics California’s Latinos, Black people feel effects of pandemic most acutely, poll finds ...
    Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images The 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is expected to draw 250,000 people to Sturgis, South Dakota this week, but video from the scene already shows crowds of maskless revelers partying down amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. According to the Associated Press, the annual event is plowing ahead despite the fact that residents overwhelmingly wanted it postponed due to the pandemic: “This is a huge, foolish mistake to make to host the rally this year,” Sturgis resident Linda Chaplin told city counselors at a June meeting. “The government of Sturgis needs to care most for its citizens.” In a survey of residents conducted by the city, more than 60% said the rally should be postponed. But businesses pressured...
    Win McNamee/Getty Images According to a New York Times analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been 207,000 excess deaths in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, much higher than the current total of 161,000 confirmed deaths. While President Donald Trump’s supporters tend to believe that coronavirus deaths have been exaggerated, and Trump himself reportedly has said the same in private, there has been copious data all along showing the opposite, and even White House infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the death toll is “almost certainly higher” than the reported totals. How much higher is the question, and the NYT analysis suggests a grim reality — one which isn’t confined...
    Hospital and city officials prepare for the annual mor rally. Kristina Barker/Reuters The sleepy town of Sturgis, South Dakota, draws nearly one million people for its 10-day motorcycle rally each year. There were calls to cancel the event this year as the US is gripped by a still-raging coronavirus pandemic, but officials knew bikers would show up in their community, and those surrounding it, no matter what. The local hospital, public safety entities, and the city are bracing for massive crowds, and the possibility of a surge in coronavirus cases to follow. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. For more than 10 days every year, the sleepy city of Sturgis, South Dakota, is inundated with up to...
    LONG BEACH, Long Island (WABC) -- A couple on Long Island tied the knot despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic and Tropical Storm Isaias.It's not how they planned it, but Chris and Kristina Seeger's wedding could not have gone better."If we had to pick, this is the wedding that I wanted," Chris Seeger said.Their wedding was set on the ramp behind their condo on Long Beach, with their close family, friends, and neighbors looking on."All the obstacles mean nothing when i walk down that aisle and said I do," Kristina Seeger said.And boy did this year come with a lot of obstacles, especially for the Seegers, both of whom are elementary school teachers planning a wedding."The pandemic, the construction...
    More than half of the Colombian population does not trust the World Health Organization (W.H.O.), according to data released this week by the World Values Survey. The survey, which asked questions on topics ranging from acceptance of homosexuality to trust in government in countries around the world, found that 56 percent of Colombians either have little or no trust in the W.H.O., a U.N. body at the forefront of dealing with the Chinese coronavirus pandemic. These figures were in line with a broader trend among Colombians, who have very little trust in national and international institutions. Initially less affected than Europe, Asia, and the United States by the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, Colombia is among one of the many Latin American...
    Warren BuffettGerard Miller | CNBC Berkshire Hathaway announced on Saturday it bought back a record amount of its own stock during the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic dented operations for Warren Buffett's conglomerate.  The company said it repurchased $5.1 billion worth in stock in May and June. Berkshire repurchased more than $4.6 billion of its Class B stock and about $486.6 million in Class A shares. The share repurchase is the most ever in a single period for Buffett, nearly double the $2.2 billion the conglomerate bought back in the final quarter of 2019. In fact, the amount is slightly more than what Buffett spent buying back Berkshire stock in all of 2019. Despite the company's record buybacks last quarter, the Berkshire's...
    VIDEO2:1002:10President Trump again threatens executive action if no stimulus deal is reachedPolitics After coronavirus aid talks between Democratic leaders and the Trump administration ground to a halt Friday, President Donald Trump threatened to take executive action if the sides fail to reach a deal. Negotiators emerged from a 90-minute meeting in the Capitol on Friday appearing to have made minimal progress toward bridging a gulf over spending to combat a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. Both Democrats and White House officials pointed to fundamental disagreements over how to address the crisis, making it unclear when they could agree on legislation that could pass both chambers of Congress.  Speaking to a ballroom packed with members of his New Jersey country club on Friday evening,...
    Agatha Kulaga, co-founder and CEO of OvenlySource: Agatha Kulaga The past few months certainly haven't been easy for small businesses. Many had to shut their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some may never reopen, others are ramping up their business — and hoping they don't have to shut down again. Retail and wholesale bakery Ovenly had to temporarily shutter its operations for seven weeks when the crisis hit, laying off its entire staff of 66 employees. Agatha Kulaga, co-founder and CEO, called it "survival mode." Since that time, the New-York based business has been slowly reopening its bakeshops and has rehired eight full-time and 18 part-time workers. More from Invest in You:A third of small-business owners have tapped...
    Last-ditch negotiations at the US Congress to forge another stimulus package for the coronavirus-ravaged economy have collapsed in stalemate. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over everything from unemployment benefits to financial aid for schools to cash injections for states' coffers. The US unemployment rate stands at 10.2%, higher than any level during the 2008 financial crisis. Jobless benefits have expired, as has a federal moratorium on evictions. The failure to reach a deal will disappoint tens of millions of unemployed Americans who had been receiving an extra $600 (£450) a week on top of normal unemployment benefits during the pandemic. That payment expired last month and Republicans want to reduce it. On Friday, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy...
    SALINAS, Calif. -- A day care in Monterey County is going the extra mile to keep kids safe during the pandemic.Kathy Allen's Family Daycare in Salinas is implementing new safety protocols, including giving children face shields. Other safety measures include newly installed sanitizing dispensers and daily temperature checks.The kid's cubbies are also separated, and eating areas are spaced out.To normalize the shields, the kids personalized them with stickers and art.If you have a question or comment about the coronavirus pandemic, submit yours via the form below or here.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic hereRELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: COVID-19 Help: Comprehensive list of resources, information Watch list: Counties where COVID-19 is getting worse MAP:...
    (CNN)Covid-19 precautions need to stay consistent -- whether or not the numbers are coming down -- because the more Americans move around the more the virus does too, a health expert said.When case numbers start to come down, people tend to interact more, and more movement predicts how the virus will spread, said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. Though cases have risen to more than 4.9 million and coronavirus deaths have surpassed 161,000, former hotspots like New York are seeing positive changes. But health experts have predicted the national death toll will get worse through the year, and many have called for a stronger national leadership against...
    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its economic toll are hitting people of color in California especially hard, and a new poll illustrates just how alarming the disparity has grown among the state’s families. Black, Latinx and Asian residents are more likely than white residents to say COVID-19 has had a negative impact on their family’s health and financial situation, according to a new poll of more than 8,000 registered voters by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. In one of the most dramatic findings, while just 16% of white voters say the virus has seriously hurt their ability to pay for basics like food and rent, that figure skyrockets to 72% among Spanish-speaking Latinx voters. A similar percentage...
    ABC7 brings you coverage of live events from public officials updating residents on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.Watch the live events above, and click here to watch Eyewitness News during regularly scheduled programming, listed below.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here.THURSDAY'S LIVE SCHEDULE4 a.m.-7 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News11 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News1 p.m.: Orange County officials update on COVID response3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News3 p.m.: ABC7 Back-to-School Town Hall: Answers Parents Need to Know7 p.m.: Eyewitness News on KDOC - CLICK HERE TO WATCH11 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness NewsRELATED STORIES What SoCal tenants need to know about rent payments amid COVID-19 outbreak EMBED More News VideosCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by shoppers at national chain stores in a way few of us could have imagined.Many major retailers are now implementing return policies that are more generous than those before the coronavirus, but you shouldn't expect that to last.Jennifer Litwin is shopping online like so many of us these days.The consumer author says stores wouldn't take returns at the beginning of the pandemic until safety protocols could be put in place."Stores like Walmart and Costco, Stub Hub were retailers who were really not doing a good job of explaining to customers how the return policy would work," she said.Now that proper cleaning protocols are in place in most of those...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A backpack and school supply giveaway in South Los Angeles included essential items for students. But this year, there is another great need amid the coronavirus pandemic: the tools to learn from home."I've been losing sleep over since we moved into distance learning. When a million students don't have access to a computer or connectivity, that is a huge, huge disadvantage to their success," said Tony Thurmond, state superintendent of public instruction.Figures show a digital divide.In the Los Angeles Metro area, for white students, devices were available about 95% of the time. Availability for Latino students was down 20 percentage points, and even lower for Black students at 65%.But Thurmond says some of those barriers to...
    As the number of novel coronavirus cases increases across the U.S. and around the world, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has reached 57,779 with 978 deaths in the state.The Wisconsin Department of Health Services reported 884 new coronavirus cases and 9 deaths on Wednesday.The seven-day average of daily new cases on Wednesday was 810.People ages 20-29 continue to account for the largest percentage of those in Wisconsin confirmed to have the virus, at 25%.State mask mandateA statewide mask mandate is now in effect in Wisconsin, and some people aren't happy about it.Dozens turned out in Brookfield to protest the move requiring people to wear face masks while in public indoor spaces.The mandate was signed by Gov. Tony...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday suggested that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was wrong to call on wealthy New Yorkers to return to the city amid the coronavirus pandemic and an uptick in crime. The Democrat also threatened to tax the wealthy even further if the federal government does not do more to assist the city, which is facing the worst financial crisis in decades. Cuomo on Tuesday had urged wealthy New Yorkers to return to Manhattan to assist the city with the financial burden caused by the pandemic, saying coronavirus is now “under control.” Thousands of apartments were vacated as the wealthy fled the city during the pandemic to seek refuge in places such as the Hamptons and...
    Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates warned that the consequences of climate change could be worse than the coronavirus pandemic. In a blog post this week on his website Gates Notes, the Microsoft founder said that it is easy to forget about climate change while the planet is focused on quelling the pandemic but emphasized that it’s crucial to keep working to reduce carbon emissions in order to mitigate the effects of a similar global crisis. “When disaster strikes, it is human nature to worry only about meeting our most immediate needs, especially when the disaster is as bad as COVID-19,” Gates said. “But the fact that dramatically higher temperatures seem far off in the future does not make them...
    According to a TVLine exclusive, The Good Doctor will join Grey’s Anatomy, New Amsterdam, and The Resident in tackling the coronavirus in an upcoming Season 4 episode. In the premiere episode of the new season, the doctors at Bonaventure Hospital in San Jose, Texas will tackle the ongoing pandemic in what will likely wind up being a “two-parter” special. Like many medical dramas before it, The Good Doctor has previously dealt with a virus storyline. The tenth and eleventh episodes of the second season revolved around a viral respiratory disease that resulted in a quarantine. The latest finale episode also saw the doctors contending with a disastrous earthquake resulted in the death of one of their own, Dr. Neil Melendez,...
    ABC7 brings you coverage of live events from public officials updating residents on the response to the coronavirus pandemic.Watch the live events above, and click here to watch Eyewitness News during regularly scheduled programming, listed below.Get the latest news, information and videos about the novel coronavirus pandemic here.THURSDAY'S LIVE SCHEDULE4 a.m.-7 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News11 a.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News1 p.m.: Orange County officials update on COVID response3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness News3 p.m.: Back-to-school town hall7 p.m.: Eyewitness News on KDOC - CLICK HERE TO WATCH11 p.m.: ABC7 Eyewitness NewsRELATED STORIES What SoCal tenants need to know about rent payments amid COVID-19 outbreak EMBED More News VideosCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Friday banning the eviction...
    5 LEWIS Capaldi played a packed Aberdeen show last night – just a day before mass gatherings were banned in Scotland amid the coronavirus pandemic. The crooner, 23, took to the stage at P&J Live, which can hold up to 15,000 people, after selling out the show  within minutes of the tickets going live. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news and updates 5 Lewis took to the stage last night in AberdeenCredit: The Mega Agency It is unclear if everyone attended last night though as some fans some fans appeared to have decided at the last minute not to take any risks by being part of the large crowd. They took to Twitter to try and sell off...
    WASHINGTON - Another 1.2 million unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government’s Labor Department reported Thursday, as the unabated coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the American economy.  It was the 20th straight week that more than a million people sought government assistance as the virus unrelentingly attacks communities large and small throughout the country, forcing employers to shut down their businesses or curtail their operations and lay off workers.  But last week’s claims total was an improvement, 249,000 fewer workers seeking aid than the previous week, perhaps because a four-month boost in federal aid to the unemployed has, at least for the moment, ended.   Until last Friday, the U.S. was sending...
    (CNN)The coronavirus pandemic has turned life upside down around the world, with many workers losing their jobs, economies plummeting and parents worried about reopening schools.But the US is being hit harder in more than one way. Not only does the US have the highest number of cases and deaths; the US population is also suffering more mental health consequences than people in other countries, according to a new report from the Commonwealth Fund released on Thursday. "As our country struggles with the surging number of cases and the economic havoc that the pandemic is wreaking, people in other countries are living a different, better reality," Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said in a news release alongside the...
    By BRYAN ANDERSON, Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday during an interview with The Associated Press that President Donald Trump's administration still lacks a sufficient strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. “I like the fact that he did provide some help for hurricane recovery in North Carolina. I do like the push for a vaccine. But most of the federal strategy that we’ve had during this pandemic has been nonexistent,” the Democrat said while discussing topics ranging from pandemic executive orders to his gubernatorial opponent. Running for reelection this year in a purple state, Cooper has largely refrained thus far from direct attacks on Trump. “I don’t mind talking about President...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday during an interview with The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s administration still lacks a sufficient strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. “I like the fact that he did provide some help for hurricane recovery in North Carolina. I do like the push for a vaccine. But most of the federal strategy that we’ve had during this pandemic has been nonexistent,” the Democrat said while discussing topics ranging from pandemic executive orders to his gubernatorial opponent. Running for reelection this year in a purple state, Cooper has largely refrained thus far from direct attacks on Trump. “I don’t mind talking about President Trump,” Cooper said. “I oppose...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday during an interview with The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s administration still lacks a sufficient strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. “I like the fact that he did provide some help for hurricane recovery in North Carolina. I do like the push for a vaccine. But most of the federal strategy that we’ve had during this pandemic has been nonexistent,” the Democrat said while discussing topics ranging from pandemic executive orders to his gubernatorial opponent. Running for reelection this year in a purple state, Cooper has largely refrained thus far from direct attacks on Trump. “I don’t mind talking about President Trump,” Cooper said. “I oppose...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday there will be "no evictions as long as we are in the middle of the epidemic" as he signed a 30-day extension of the eviction moratorium amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Office of Court Administration is reviewing the governor's executive order and will decide later Thursday if it will continue to suspend deadlines through September 4.Related: Where lawmakers now stand on unemployment, stimulus checks, PPPCuomo signed the executive order Wednesday night to allow state Housing Courts to continue the pause on evictions as they have done throughout the pandemic."We signed legislation, passed by both houses, codifying our previous executive action making it clear that New Yorkers couldn't be evicted...
    "No, I tell you, I do too have great Asian support. And they understand exactly what it is that we're doing and saying. And they understand how China has hurt our country, you know, very much." In the early days of the pandemic, Trump began using the term "Chinese virus" — even when it was not included in his prepared remarks. In an interview in March, Trump said he would stop the practice. "I don't regret it, but they accused us of having done it through our soldiers, they said our soldiers did it on purpose, what kind of a thing is that?" he told Fox News. "Look, everyone knows it came out of China, but I decided we...
    Food prices at grocery stores across the nation continue to increase amid a time of economic uncertainty for many Americans. GROCERY PRICES SURGED 2.6 PERCENT IN APRIL, ACCOUNTING FOR 'LARGEST MONTHLY INCREASE SINCE FEBRUARY 1974' The price of food has steadily increased across the board since February, just before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis' latest report. (iStock) These increases have impacted many foods, including beef and veal, poultry, pork and eggs. Prices of fruits and vegetables also rose, albeit at a lower rate, compared to other categories, according to the report. This price increases, however, complicate matters for over 55 million people who have sought unemployment benefits since the shutdowns began. More than 1.18 million workers...
    San Francisco police busted a meth lab in a hotel room that was rented out by the city to house frontline workers and a portion of its massive homeless population during the coronavirus pandemic. Law enforcement responded to a 911 call about a “strong chemical odor emanating from a guest room" at the Civic Center Motor Inn on Saturday. When police arrived, they found the ingredients for the drug, along with other paraphernalia, and arrested two people who were staying in the room. “Officers conducted an investigation and discovered chemicals known to make narcotics, which were isolated to one guest room,” a representative from the department told Fox News. “Two adults were arrested for narcotics-related charges, some of which are...
    A group of Senate Democrats are pushing to include a provision in the next coronavirus relief package that would provide access to free phone and video calls for people incarcerated in federal prisons.  The lawmakers point out that despite the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s regulations on interstate prison calls, which account for about 20 percent of calls made by federal prisoners, telecommunications providers can still charge up to $25 for fifteen minutes for the remaining 80 percent of calls.  “Regular communication with loved ones has consistently proven to help incarcerated people succeed in reentering the workforce after their release, and allowing them to stay connected will benefit them and their communities in the short and long term," the senators wrote in a...
    Even though there have been many advancements in financial technology over the past decade, many Americans still prefer to pay in cash. In fact, cash was the most popular form of payment until 2019, when debit cards rose to the top of the ranks in the San Francisco Federal Reserve’s annual survey. Cash remains king, however, when it comes to payments under $10. But the coronavirus pandemic has caused people to shift away from cash transactions for fear of coming in contact with coronavirus on the surface of dollar bills and coins they receive in change. Out of an abundance of caution, some stores have stopped accepting cash and some have been asking customers to provide exact change, mainly because...
    Clemson, Ohio State and Alabama lead preseason coaches poll 25 Ways to Transform Your Style Under $25 Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic have lost their jobs again, study finds © Reuters Reuters As many as 31% of workers who were initially added back to payrolls after COVID-19 layoffs have been laid off again, a study from Cornell University showed. In addition, another 26% that have returned to work have been told by employers that they're at risk of another layoff or furlough, according to the study.  "Thus, nearly 3 out of 5 re-payrolled workers are either again out of work or fear being so,"...
    Blissful birthday to Todd! Kandi Burruss embraced social distancing whereas celebrating her husband Todd Tucker’s birthday by having scantily clad dancers carry out in bins on Wednesday. The “Actual Housewives of Atlanta” star, 44, shared a have a look at one of many entertainers in a now-deleted Instagram story, joking within the clip: “Whenever you need to have dancers, however you need to have it COVID-free.”InstagramThe couple additionally embraced measures put into place to cease the unfold of COVID-19 by sporting masks in the course of the outing. Burruss sported one masks with “It’s Not Me” on it and one other that matched what her mates had been sporting. The birthday boy wore a stable black masks for the...
    Happy birthday to Todd! Kandi Burruss embraced social distancing while celebrating her husband Todd Tucker’s birthday by having scantily clad dancers perform in boxes on Wednesday. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, 44, shared a look at one of the entertainers in a now-deleted Instagram story, joking in the clip: “When you want to have dancers, but you want to have it COVID-free.” Instagram The couple also embraced measures put into place to stop the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks during the outing. Burruss sported one mask with “It’s Not Me” on it and another that matched what her friends were wearing. The birthday boy wore a solid black mask for the occasion. Burruss and Tucker tied the knot...
    THE average family is missing out on 17 events this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. The research includes an average of two summer camps and two vacations, as well as six day trips and seven playdates, as revealed by the survey of 2,000 parents of school-aged children. 6According to a new research, the average family is missing out on 17 events this summer due to COVID-19Credit: Getty - Contributor With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, parents were forced to adapt this summer and they faced a variety of unique struggles in doing so. Conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by Spin Master, a global children’s entertainment company, in advance of Global Kinetic Sand Day, the survey revealed...
    (CNN)Authorities in Los Angeles can soon request to shut off water and power from homes and businesses that host egregiously large gatherings.The order targets repeat offenders that have hosted large gatherings several times during the pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday.It's meant to deter them from hosting parties or events in the future, during a period of the pandemic when California continues to lead the country in coronavirus cases. Over 530,000 people in California have been diagnosed with coronavirus, and over 9,800 of them have died, according to CNN's US coronavirus case tracker. Nearly 40% of those cases have been reported in and around Los Angeles County, the county's public health department reported. One dead, four others injured in Los...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Telecommunications company Sonic has seen its business explode since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.Thousands of people rely on stable Internet and phone connection to work from home. Until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, many companies are extending their work-from-home policies.Sonic says it's looking to hire dozens of field service technicians to meet demand. The Santa Rosa-based company needs people located all over the Bay Area. Field technicians are dispatched from their homes to limit person-to-person contact during the pandemic."If somebody is based in San Francisco, their installations are going to be in San Francisco," said Erik Buksa, Sonic's human resources director.Sonic employees take precautions with touchless service.Buksa said, "Field service technicians will do everything on...
    DR ANTHONY Fauci said that parts of the country are "on fire" with coronavirus and that the United States has the world's worst outbreak. The coronavirus expert's worrying comments came just days after President Donald Trump said that he felt the pandemic was "under control as much as you can control it." 2Fauci said parts of the US are 'on fire'Credit: Alamy Live News "We're a big country. You can pick out some parts of the country that are looking good and you could say is under control; you could pick some parts of the country that are on fire, in the sense, I mean you're having outbreaks that you know you don't get 70,000 cases a day when nothing's...
    President Donald Trump returns to the critical election state of Ohio on Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak as polls show Joe Biden leading him there. While there he'll tout his economic record - one of the areas where voters give him high remarks - and tour a Whirlpool Corporation plant, where he'll sign an executive order requiring the federal government to purchase certain prescription drugs from U.S. manufacturers rather than from overseas companies. A Your Voice Ohio Election Project poll out earlier this week showed Biden leading Trump by four points in the state. Biden leads the president by 2 points in the RealClearPolitics polling average of Ohio.  Trump won Ohio by 8 points in the 2016 election. The...
    As he continues to help steer the nation through the coronavirus outbreak, top infectious diseases doc Anthony Fauci says he has another worry on his mind – the next pandemic to hit humanity, according to a report. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and member of the White House coronavirus task force, raised the specter during Politico’s “Pulse Check” podcast on Wednesday. He noted the while the current pandemic – which has so far claimed over 158,000 lives and sickened some 4.8 million in the US – continues to pose a historic threat, he’s also concerned about the next one. “I tend not to be pessimistic, but I tend to be realistic about the foibles...
    Under questioning from Geraldo Rivera, President Donald Trump did not admit to making any mistakes during the coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with Cleveland’s WTAM radio, the president was asked if he had any regrets about his actions over the course of the pandemic. “Looking back on this awful plague that’s now killed almost 160,000 Americans, there were some missteps,” Geraldo said. “Don’t you wish you had done some things differently?” Trump swiftly passed the buck to the nation’s governors. “First of all, the governors run their states — you understand that,” Trump replied. “That’s the way it’s set up and that’s the way it’s supposed to be… We’ve had some great governors, and we’ve had some governors that...
    Conservative commentator Mark Levin suggested President Trump should fire Dr. Anthony Fauci as a leading member of the White House task force fighting the pandemic after his comments saying coronavirus testing in the United States is "totally unacceptable." "Fauci damns himself!" Levin tweeted Wednesday. "If testing is 'totally unacceptable,' then Fauci should be fired! He acts like he's a uninvolved TV commentator rather than one of the top government bureaucrats-scientists in charge of preparing for pandemics." 2. I mean, he's only been around for 52 years!https://t.co/9uKZpCQj3g— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 5, 2020 Earlier on Wednesday, Fauci made an appearance on CNN in which he criticized the federal government's response to the coronavirus as it relates...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellNegotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms States begin removing Capitol's Confederate statues on their own Skepticism grows over Friday deadline for coronavirus deal MORE (R-Ky.) on Thursday said wearing a mask is the single most important thing Americans can do to contain the coronavirus pandemic and get the U.S. economy back on its feet, setting up a contrast with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE, who rarely wears a mask. “I’ve been promoting mask-wearing, we’ve been doing it in the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The University of Miami’s new-look 2020 ACC schedule is now set. The ACC released the dates of UM’s games on Thursday after announcing the new opponents for the upcoming schedule last week. The ACC also announced it is going to a 10-game conference schedule, with one non-conference opponent. The Hurricanes will begin the 2020 season at home against Alabama-Birmingham on Sept. 10 at Hard Rock Stadium. The Canes will also host rival Florida State on Sept. 26, travel to Clemson Oct. 10. Clemson are the national championship runner-ups. Here’s the entire revamped schedule. Sept. 10 – UAB Sat., Sept. 19 – at Louisville* Sat., Sept. 26 – Florida State* Sat., Oct. 3...
    New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is cutting a further 353 staff as the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll on museums around the world due to restrictions on movement and concerns about public gatherings. The reduction will come through a combination of the elimination of positions, voluntary retirements and furloughs, a spokeswoman for the museum said in an emailed statement. The museum is projecting a $150 million loss in revenue due to the pandemic, the spokeswoman said. Its annual budget is $320 million. The Met laid off over 80 people in April after closing in March as the pandemic spread across New York. The latest cuts will take its employee count to about 1,600, down from about 2,000 in March...
    BURBANK, Calif. — (AP) Walt Disney Co. reported that its net income plummeted dramatically in the three-month period that ended in June when it most of its theme parks were shuttered and theatrical movie releases were postponed. Still, its bottom-line results were better than analysts expected, although its revenue missed expectations. Disney has soared to success with the breadth of its media and entertainment offerings, but now it’s trying to recover after the coronavirus pandemic pummeled many of its businesses. It was hit by several months of its parks and stores being closed, cruise ships idled, movie releases postponed and a halt in film and video production. For quarter that ended June 27, the company posted a loss of $4.84...