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    NOVAK DJOKOVIC will aim to win a 18th singles tennis Grand Slam at the US Open after recovering fully from Covid-19. The world No1 has announced he will travel to New York this month to play in the rearranged Western & Southern Open and then the hard-court Slam at Flushing Meadows - the first major to take place post-global lockdown. 2Three-time champion Novak Djokovic confirmed he will play at this year's US Open in New YorkCredit: Corbis The Serbian, 33, was criticised for testing positive for coronavirus, alongside other tennis stars, after neglecting social-distancing measures at his shambolic Adria Tour. The event, which was held in Serbia and Croatia, was later cancelled and Djokovic and his wife Jelena, who also...
    MONTEREY (CBS SF) — Several complaints have been lodged against venues planning to host wedding receptions in Monterey County, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s office. Wedding ceremonies are allowed in the county, but receptions are not because they pose a high risk of COVID-19 transmission, the DA’s office said. Events that gather many people from different households in a single space are prohibited. The county has allowed gatherings for faith-based services, cultural ceremonies and protests in an effort to balance First Amendment interests with public health. But even those must still be held outdoors, and attendees must both wear a face covering and stay at least six feet from people who live in another household. These same requirements...
    Sydney (Australia), Aug 13 (EFE) .- The authorities of the Australian state of Victoria, which has the city of Melbourne as the epicenter of a strong outbreak of COVID-19, announced this Thursday that they will assume control of three private centers for the elderly where some infections are focused. Melbourne’s outbreak, which was aggravated at the end of June by the alleged breach of quarantines by international travelers, caused the cases in Victoria to skyrocket from about 2,200 to currently around 16,000, of the total of 22,300 that Australia has accumulated since the start of the pandemic. Victoria reported 278 cases today, the lowest figure since July 20, in addition to 8 deaths, 4 of them in centers for the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Big East joined the growing list of conferences not playing sports in the fall. Affected sports include men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey. “This very difficult decision came after an exhaustive review by our Presidents and Athletics Directors and followed consideration of NCAA guidance, COVID-19 case counts and trend lines nationally and in Big East communities, and the many unknowns surrounding testing availability, turnaround time and travel restrictions in our 11 locales,” said Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman. Teams will still be allowed to practice and have team activities that are consistent with individual campus policies. RELATED STORY: Big Ten, Pac-12 Postpone Entire Fall Sports Seasons Due To...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Recent hail storms are creating a rush for new roofs. But just as home owners find companies to do the repairs, contractors are finding supplies in short supply. When factories making asphalt shingles were shuttered by coronavirus lockdowns, it led to some supply chain problems. When hailstones turn waterproof rooftops into Swiss cheese, Ari Applewhite’s phone gets busy. She says they’ve been receiving calls non-stop. They’re swamped estimating roofing jobs for Turnkey Restoration, an all-women-run contractor. In the Hamel neighborhood alone, more than a dozen rooftops await her ladder and inspection. “Right at inch and a half to two inch hail when start to see some of the real damage, see granule loss in the shingles, see...
    (Bloomberg) – The largest banks in the United States and Europe added 19,000 people to their payrolls in the first half of the year, as demand for loans and other services increased during the pandemic and most of the planned staff cuts were discontinued. Eight of the top 15 companies increased their staffing through June this year, while only four reduced it. The number of employees of three lenders was unchanged from the end of 2019. Barclays Plc had the largest increase, with more than 7,000 additions, and HSBC Holdings Plc had the largest reduction, cutting almost 3,000 jobs. Over the past decade, large banks have consistently cut jobs following the 2008 financial crisis and the ensuing global recession. The...
    Due to the pandemic, movies like Tom Hanks’ Greyhound have been forced to premiere on streaming services. Now, Broadway is taking note. Diana: A New Musical will premiere on Netflix ahead of its 2021 Broadway opening. The musical about the late Princess Diana was scheduled to open on March 31st, but it was put on hiatus due to the pandemic. Now, it will be filmed without an audience in the Longacre Theatre and will appear on Netflix ahead of its Broadway opening, rescheduled for May 25th, 2021.
    The Kentucky Derby will have a fraction of its normal crowd size on September 5 after Churchill Downs announced Wednesday that only 23,000 spectators will be permitted at the 170,000-capacity venue due to COVID-19.  The most significant change for the 146th Kentucky Derby may be in the infield, which has developed a reputation for rowdy, drunken fans. Churchill Downs had said in late June that general admission would be limited to the sprawling 26-acre infield. However, due to circumstances with the virus, those tickets will be refunded and the infield will be closed. Usually held on the first Saturday in May as the first leg of US thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown, this year's Kentucky Derby was preceded by the Belmont...
    The annual Artists & Writers charity softball game that would have been held at historic Herrick Park in East Hampton on Saturday has been canceled due to the coronavirus. In its place will be a virtual fundraising contest kicked off between the Writers — coached by the New Yorker’s Ken Auletta and author Mike Lupica — and the Artists long-time manager Leif Hope. The money raised, which tends to soar into the high five figures, will go to East End charities. The contest had each group setting up dueling GoFundMe Web sites. The “team” which raises the most money this year is automatically the home team in next year’s contest. “The Artists & Writers Game has always been about...
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is openly courting student athletes from conferences that have cancelled fall sports due to coronavirus, saying those players would be welcome to enroll at his state's universities. DeSantis made his comments Tuesday during a roundtable discussion at Florida State University in the hours before the Big Ten and Pac-12 became the first 'Power Five' football conferences to postpone their fall sports seasons. Both conferences hope to play fall sports, such as football, in the spring of 2021.  'Hey, if some of these other conferences shut down, can we welcome their players to the state of Florida?' DeSantis asked during the panel with FSU school president John Thrasher and football coach Mike Norvell.  DeSantis quickly acknowledged that...
    Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn is blasting officials in California and other states over releasing inmates due to COVID-19 concerns. During an interview with the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill he explained why he believes leftist politicians are putting politics before the safety of law-abiding Americans across the country. (RELATED: Prisoner Released Amid COVID-19 Arrested For Murder of 21-Year-Old Woman.) “I don’t think they care about the prisoner and they certainly don’t care about the victims, they want to create more chaos in the country because I think they want Donald trump out of office, I think this is a whole national agenda,” said Waybourn. According to the Los Angeles Times thousands of inmates have been released, including some serving time...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — UCLA and USC fans won’t be watching their teams anytime soon after the Pac-12 Conference canceled the fall sports season Tuesday due to health concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. While the decision means both universities will have to go without any fall season sports in the near term, officials did indicate that should unspecified conditions improve, they may consider a return to competition for impacted sports after Jan. 1, 2021 – a spring season for football. Despite the move, student-athletes at all 12 conference schools will continue to have their scholarships guaranteed. “In listening to our Pac-12 Medical Advisory Committee present the latest data over the past few days, it became abundantly clear that, despite our...
    New Yorks MTA is asking Apple to create a Face ID that works with masks 15 Tips for Grocery Shopping at Kroger Halo Infinite delayed to 2021 due partly to the COVID-19 pandemic The coronavirus has caused a delay in yet another impending video game title, one of the more anticipated releases of 2020. Well, now it's one of the more anticipated of 2021. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly 343 Industries Halo Infinite, once set to drop this holiday season, has officially been postponed to next year, with the developers at 343 Industries citing complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. "We have made the difficult decision to shift our release to 2021 to ensure the team has adequate time...
    (Reuters) - The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone its 2020-21 football season, along with other fall sports, citing concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. collegiate athletic conference said on Tuesday. The postponement impacts football, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. The conference said it would "continue to evaluate a number of options regarding these sports, including the possibility of competition in the spring" with winter and spring sports also being "evaluated." The Big Ten, which includes powerhouses Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, is one of the five wealthiest conferences in U.S. college football, along with the Pac-12, Southeastern, Big 12 and Atlantic Coast. The announcement...
    Major League Baseball is reportedly considering holding the 2020 postseason in three separate bubbles to limit the risk of coronavirus infection after postponing 29 games of the pandemic-shortened season due to various outbreaks. According to ESPN, it would be difficult for MLB to replicate the fully contained bubbles created by the NBA, NHL, and WNBA, which have thus far withstood the threat from coronavirus.  Players screened in Toronto and Edmonton (NHL) as well as IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida (WNBA), have all tested negative, while NBA players at Disney World in Orlando have gone three weeks without a confirmed case. Major League Baseball is reportedly considering holding the 2020 postseason in three separate bubbles to limit the risk of coronavirus...
    Reuters August 11, 2020 0 Comments The Big Ten Conference has decided to postpone its 2020-21 football season, along with other fall sports, citing concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. collegiate athletic conference said on Tuesday. The postponement impacts football, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball. The conference said it would “continue to evaluate a number of options regarding these sports, including the possibility of competition in the spring” with winter and spring sports also being “evaluated.” The Big Ten, which includes powerhouses Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, is one of the five wealthiest conferences in U.S. college football, along with the Pac-12, Southeastern, Big 12...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Big Ten won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports’ power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions. But it was not a surprise. Speculation has run rampant for several days that the Big Ten was moving toward this decision. On Monday, coaches throughout the conference tried to push back the tide, publicly pleading for more time and threatening to look elsewhere for games this...
    Sorry, costume lovers: Your cosplay has been canceled. New York Comic Con announced Tuesday that its in-person 2020 event at Jacob K. Javits Center will instead be held virtually on YouTube from Oct. 8-11 due to the coronavirus pandemic. It follows in the wake of San Diego Comic Con and other fandom frolics that have offered streaming programming in lieu of live events. “We are thoroughly disappointed that we can’t gather together, in-person for the New York Comic Con we love to build and our fans love to revel in. We look forward to this weekend all year long, just like you, and with this being our 15th edition, we were particularly excited,” said Lance Fensterman, president of ReedPop,...
    Big Ten Conference presidents voted Tuesday to postpone the upcoming season with the hopes of playing in the spring. The move comes amid concern that a rare heart condition could result from players contracting the coronavirus. Five Big Ten players have reportedly been found to have myocarditis, which is inflammation of tissue in the heart. Usually the result of a viral infection, complications of myocarditis include heart damage and possibly fatal heart attacks. The Big Ten becomes the third conference to postpone or outright cancel the football season, joining the MAC and Mountain West.
    ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - OCTOBER 05: Christian Turner #3 of the Michigan Wolverines looks for running room between Daviyon Nixon #54 and Jack Koerner #28 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during a first quarter run at Michigan Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Michigan Wolverines running back Christian Turner became the team’s first player to opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. Michigan football’s Christian Turner announced his plans to opt out of the 2020 NCAA season due to COVID-19 concerns via Twitter on Tuesday, becoming the program’s first player to do so. While Turner’s decision hurts the Wolverines’ backfield depth, the announcement may not matter much with the Big...
    The bad place, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Washington, D.C. For months now, the Trump administration has used a Stephen Miller-led public health order to unlawfully kick out thousands of unaccompanied migrant kids, claiming that allowing them into the U.S. is a COVID-19 risk. Under the CDC order, officials have bypassed immigration judges entirely to expel children including infants, and because kids aren’t even assigned identifying information after they’re taken initially taken into custody, advocates have said many are now “virtually impossible” to find. Remember—all of this is happening because officials claim it’s a matter of public health. But new reporting from Dara Lind and Lomi Kriel in ProPublica lays the administration’s false claim to waste. Not only is Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) testing nearly...
    (Bloomberg) – America’s business appetite for clean electricity is waning as the Covid-19 pandemic upends energy use and changes the way people work. Renewable energy contracted this year by US corporations and public institutions will likely fall short of last year’s record of 13.6 gigawatts, according to a BloombergNEF report on Tuesday. As of July, the purchase of clean energy stood at 4.3 gigawatts, up from 6 gigawatts at the same time last year. Corporations and public institutions, recent drivers of the growth of renewables in the US, are using less energy and rethinking their carbon footprints in the wake of the pandemic, which forces more people to work from home and fewer from offices . “It becomes difficult to...
    A northern New Jersey school district says opening for in-person classes has become a “mathematical impossibility” with 375 teachers refusing to return to the classroom, according to a report. The Elizabeth School District’s board voted to begin the school year remotely since coronavirus fears would keep too many teachers home from school, NJ.com reported. ”As of Monday, 375 teachers have notified the district that they cannot report to work inside a school building in September due to health related issues,” district spokesman Pat Politano told the outlet. “There would be insufficient staff to open safely in person with that many teachers unavailable for in-person instruction.” The Department of Education — which has called for all schools to open with some...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — All first- through twelfth-grade Anne Arundel County Public Schools students will begin the school year on September 8 instead of the usual staggered start date, officials said Monday. The change is due to students beginning the school year with online-only education, the school system said in a news release. When classes resume in person, students in sixth and ninth grades may get an extra day to get acclimated with a new building. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Staggered start dates remain for kindergarten and younger students...
    (CBS SF) – The Pac-12 Conference is reportedly set to cancel the upcoming 2020 football season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Citing a source, national sports radio host Dan Patrick reported on his show Monday that the Pac-12, along with the Big Ten conference will be canceling their seasons. Meanwhile, other major football conferences, such as the ACC, Big-12 and the SEC have yet to make a decision. DP was told an hour ago that the Big 10 and Pac 12 will cancel their football seasons tomorrow… The ACC and the Big 12 are on the fence.. And the SEC is trying to get teams to join them for a season. Watch live: https://t.co/sMaeXQkLfl pic.twitter.com/oSUNGMTEqw — Dan Patrick...
    Actress Alyssa Milano said Saturday that she was hospitalized for complications due to  COVID-19 in April, and that she still had symptoms of the disease months later. “I was acutely sick with Covid-19 in April. I still have many symptoms,” the actor and activist said in a tweet to her 3.7 million followers on Saturday. “I am what they call a ‘long hauler.’” I was acutely sick w/ Covid19 in April. I still have many symptoms. I am what they call a “long hauler”. Last night, I had real heaviness in my chest. I went to the ER just to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot. Thankfully, it wasn’t.This virus sucks. Please take it seriously. pic.twitter.com/JcMkVSNn4y— Alyssa Milano...
    Georgia high school that saw 9 positive COVID-19 cases to briefly move to online learning Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Mike Shildt: Some Cardinals went to emergency room due to COVID-19 Some of the St. Louis Cardinals who tested positive for COVID-19 went to the emergency room as a result, according to manager Mike Shildt. © Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has had to deal with a tough situation involving his team. Shildt said Sunday during his weekly radio interview with KMOX that some individuals needed IVs, but none of the Cardinals was required to stay overnight. “There are people that have symptoms,...
    Police are monitoring Black Lives Matter protests with ring doorbell data and drones Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Cardinals-Pirates series postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak A three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates scheduled for Aug. 10-12 has been postponed to allow for additional COVID-19 testing, Major League Baseball announced Sunday. © Icon Sportswire / Getty Sixteen members of the Cardinals' traveling party recently tested positive for COVID-19. It appears one more person tested positive during the team's latest round of testing, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The Cardinals haven't played since July 29 due to the outbreak. Information regarding the team's resumption of...
    A 103-year-old woman got her first tattoo to cross it off her bucket list Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Report: Cardinals-Pirates series postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak A three-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates scheduled for Aug. 10-12 has been postponed, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. © Icon Sportswire / Getty Recently, 16 members of the Cardinals' traveling party tested positive for COVID-19. It appears one more person tested positive during the team's latest round of testing, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The Cardinals haven't played since July 29 due to the outbreak. St. Louis has only played five games this season, and...
    Back to school and COVID-19: Everything to know as students head back to class Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Shildt: Cardinals visited ER due to COVID-19, none were hospitalized St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt acknowledged Sunday that some COVID-19 positive members of the organization went to the emergency room due to symptoms, but that none were hospitalized. © Icon Sportswire / Getty "By and large, people are in a pretty good spot. There are people that have symptoms, and have had a few visits to the ER for some IVs and a little more clarity," Shildt told KMOX. "Nobody has had to stay. But there are people...
    North Carolina, Virginia rocked by most powerful earthquake in region since 1916 Dont eat that sausage and bratwurst in your freezer before you check this USDA health alert Shildt: Cardinals players visited ER due to COVID-19, none were hospitalized St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt acknowledged Sunday that some COVID-19 positive players on the team went to the emergency room due to symptoms, but that none were hospitalized. © Icon Sportswire / Getty "By and large, people are in a pretty good spot. There are people that have symptoms, and have had a few visits to the ER for some IVs and a little more clarity," Shildt told KMOX. "Nobody has had to stay. But there are people dealing...
    Terebea Williams was 22 when she shot her boyfriend, drove 750 miles with him bleeding in the trunk of his own car and then dragged him into a Northern California motel, tied him to a chair and left him to die. Convicted of murder, carjacking and kidnapping, Williams went on to earn a college degree during her 19 years in prison, where she also mentored younger inmates and was lauded by administrators for her “exceptional conduct” while incarcerated. The contrasting portraits of Williams as stone-cold killer and rehabilitated model prisoner highlight the difficulties in a plan to release thousands of California inmates to curb the spread of COVID-19, which has killed at least 52 of those incarcerated and sickened more...
    (CNN) — As a parent, Liz Pray accepts her 13-year-old son’s return to school. As a school nurse, she doubts the Moses Lake School District in central Washington state is prepared for the challenges that come with schooling amid the coronavirus pandemic. When the pandemic began, her district and schools across Washington donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals, clinics and fire stations, Pray tells CNN. Now, with school right around the corner, and Washington facing a resurgence in positive cases, she’s not sure nurses will have enough PPE for the academic year. In Florida, Lisa Kern supervises 45 school nurses who work in over 90 schools in Pasco County, just outside Tampa. Not only were nurses splitting time between...
    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (WJZ) — An Ellicott City bar that was featured on Gordon Ramsey’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back will close due to COVID-19. Jaxon Edwin Social House in a Facebook post Friday said, in part: “The pressure of owing 100% of our rent during a time when we are reduced to 50% at best has become too much to bear. While our landlords got most of their burden deferred for several months, we owe 100%. So we’ve tried to reopen per the law, which did not cover expenses. Many people are not yet comfortable with indoor seating, but sadly we were not able to obtain a solution to bring in that business. Several Fridays ago we had a...
    Havana canceled the reopening measures in force since last July and imposed strong epidemic phase restrictions on Saturday given the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks, which also threatened to spread to the rest of Cuba. “The forecast indicates that the situation is about to become uncontrollable if we do not take all the measures (…) The threat of continuing to grow in infections is accentuated with each passing day,” insisted the Cuban Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal. Havana concentrates 205 of the 321 cases of coronavirus detected in the last two weeks on the island, which with the 59 infections this Saturday already accumulates 2,888 positives. Although mandatory confinement was...
    The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced Saturday the postponement of all scheduled fall games and MAC championships due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made by the conference's Council of Presidents in a unanimous decision to place priority on the health and wellbeing of players, coaches and staff as the U.S. grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, according to an official release. pic.twitter.com/GJZqGpQBMr— #MACtion (@MACSports) August 8, 2020 The decision impacts 12 schools near the Great Lakes region stretching from Western New York to Illinois. Schools affected include the furthest western member, Northern Illinois University, all the way to the University of Buffalo in New York. The NCAA Division 1 collegiate athletic conference added it intends to provide...
    The pent-up demand that Disney, Six Flags and other theme park operators expected after COVID-19 threatened to cancel their summer seasons hasn’t materialized as surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. have kept visitors at home. Quarterly reports from Disney, Universal, Six Flags, SeaWorld and Cedar Fair paint a grim picture of the theme park industry with revenues down more than 90% and attendance close to zero during the recent three-month period when most parks were shuttered by the global pandemic. Since then, many parks across the U.S. have reopened with reduced capacity limits and extensive health and safety protocols only to be faced with surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. that have dampened visitor enthusiasm for a day...
    Yet another cruise was recently interrupted by the coronavirus. Only several days after launching its first cruise since the pandemic began, an American-based cruise company is ending the trip early. The decision was made after a passenger on the boat was notified of a positive result on a COVID-19 test. UnCruise Adventures released a statement on Tuesday announcing that the Wilderness Adventurer would be docking at a port in Juneau, Alaska. Passengers on the boat would be taken to a hotel on Wednesday where they will quarantine, according to the company’s contingency plan, which was approved by the state of Alaska. NORWEGIAN CRUISE SHIP SEES CORONAVIRUS CASES RISE TO 53, OFFICIALS SAY Crew members will remain on the boat during their...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Funeral services will be held Thursday morning for the veteran LAPD officer who passed away last month due to complications from COVID-19.The funeral for 45-year-old Valentin Martinez will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial park in the Hollywood Hills, where his body was escorted last week in a flag-draped casket.Officer Martinez was a 13-year veteran of the force. He worked patrol with the Mission division in the San Fernando Valley.EMBED More News Videos A sworn police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department has passed away from complications due to COVID-19, marking the agency's second coronavirus-related death, officials confirmed Friday. He was the Los Angeles Police Department's LAPD's first sworn officer and second employee overall to...
    BOSTON (CBS)- Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez is the first athlete we have seen be shut down for the season due to medical concerns stemming from COVID-19. While other athletes have opted out in order to protect their families from the possibility of catching the virus, Rodriguez had coronavirus, recovered, and then saw medical complications in the form of myocarditis. While Rodriguez is expected to make a full recovery, the news of an athlete developing a heart condition due to COVID-19 was unsettling for many. Still, Columbia University cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Haythe points out that these types of complications have been seen before even in patients that get the flu. “We know that for the most part the people...
    Meaghan Ellis August 6, 2020 0 Comments President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign fired back at Twitter and other social networks after facing a temporary ban on Twitter due to misinformation posted about the coronavirus. On Wednesday, Twitter penalized the Trump campaign as it insisted the tweet “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation.” The controversial tweet included a clip from Trump’s recent appearance on Fox News where he falsely claimed children “almost immune” from the virus. When Twitter spokesperson Liz Kelley released a statement to The Washington Post she confirmed the campaign’s continued use of the account would be contingent on them removing the tweet. “The account owner will be required to remove the tweet before they can...
    SEC football logo. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) South Carolina is losing two promising linemen this season after they opted out due to COVID-19 safety concerns. The NCAA is requiring all member institutions to honor scholarships and give athletes an opt-out option this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the list of athletes who won’t participate this year just keeps growing. The newest additions are Mark Fox and Jordan Rhodes, a pair of offensive linemen from the University of South Carolina. Both players have chosen to stay home with their families because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19 according to South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp also said that he fully understands and supports the athletes’ decision to...
    NBC News will reportedly be laying off staff due to declining revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Page Six. The network’s parent company NBCUniversal is planning cuts countrywide, according to Tuesday reports. These cuts include employees at NBC News, sources told Page Six. A little less than 3% of employees at NBC News are reportedly being laid off, the publication added. These cuts come as NBC News’ “Today” producer Jackie Levin leaves the network. Levin worked at NBC for 26 years and recently accepted a buyout, Page Six reported Tuesday. “People are being told today — it’s what everyone had feared. This is not an easy time for anyone,” one person reportedly said according to Page Six. (RELATED: NY Post...
    The Young and the Restless shut down production amid the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, and it resumed shooting new storylines in July. The CBS Daytime drama’s head writer and co-executive producer Josh Griffith sat down with Soap Opera Digest recently and detailed many of the considerations and changes the team made due to concerns over COVID-19. Griffith said that when the show stopped filming new scenes, it had about a month’s worth of storylines already written. However, during the furlough, the production team had to figure out several strategies to use for tweaking the stories in order to allow for new guidelines to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. “There were a lot of adjustments made, taking out...
    REDWOOD CITY (CBS SF) – Officials with the San Mateo County Superior Court announced employee furloughs, layoffs and service reductions, in response to the coronavirus pandemic and cuts in the new state budget. “The pandemic emergency left us with little time to plan and absorb the enormous revenue losses occurring statewide. We had no choice but to cut our budget, impose furloughs and issue these layoff notices,” Superior Court Executive Officer Neal Taniguchi said in a statement. The court said professional, management and unrepresented employees will take 5 percent mandatory furloughs, which roughly amounts to one day per month. A hiring freeze has also been implemented, along with reductions in the court’s non-personnel budget. Meanwhile, the court is issuing 20...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he’ll call a special session in late August due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor in a statement said the special session will start during the week of Aug. 24 and possibly include how to conduct the November general election amid the pandemic. Little also said the session might include legislation creating a liability shield for protection against lawsuits during declared emergencies such as the pandemic. A majority of House and Senate lawmakers on the Judiciary and Rules Working Group last month concluded that such a law is needed to protect government, schools and private businesses from frivolous lawsuits. A timeline calls for lawmakers to give the...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — If you ask Michelle Gutierrez, there’s nothing more powerful than love and prayer — that’s why when her husband, David, who’s battling coronavirus, was put on a ventilator, she knew exactly what to do. Every day for the past two weeks, Michelle has been visiting her husband at St. Luke’s hospital in Houston, Texas. Even though he’s in a coma and can’t hear or see her, she told CNN, she stands in the parking lot underneath his hospital room window and prays for him an hour every day. “I can see him in my mind,” Michelle said. “I can put it all together when I’m praying, I can see him in that bed, and it puts a...
    Convention speeches will be broadcast remotely "to prevent risking the health" of planners, media, and the community. The Democratic National Committee announced today that presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden and other planned speakers will no longer be traveling to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the party's convention in mid-August due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The national convention will instead be conducted virtually. The party's convention was already planned to be a drastically scaled back affair in recognition of the COVID-19 dangers that would still be present in August, but the rapid rise of pandemic numbers in the United States over the last month made it evident that putting on even a scaled back in-person convention would present unacceptable risks to attendees. Republicans...
    JEFFERSON, Texas -- A woman whose husband died due to COVID-19 in northeast Texas said his death happened because of Pres. Trump and Gov. Abbott.In a Facebook post that has since gone viral, Stacey Sylos Nagy shared the obituary for her husband David that was printed in her town's newspaper.She said the blame for her husband David's death falls on the politicians who were more concerned with getting votes than others' lives.SEE ALSO: How the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded in Texas since March"David's death was needless. The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people, falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously," she wrote.According to Stacey,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The University of Connecticut, which last month officially left the American Athletic Conference ahead of its return to the Big East Conference, announced Wednesday that it is suspending its football program for the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reports.UConn, which went 2-10 in its final season in the AAC, is the first FBS program to suspend its football team because of the pandemic. The Huskies were expected to play as an independent this season.Meantime, New York City is setting up checkpoints to trace travelers from states or locations on the Tri-State travel advisory list with fines up $10,000 fines for quarantine violations.Mayor Bill de Blasio says the COVID-19 traveler registration checkpoints will be...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Facing a slow but steady rise in new COVID-19 cases in Chicago, and the possibility of a strike vote by the Chicago Teachers Union next week, Chicago Public Schools officials ditched plans to have some students in classrooms to start the school year, and announced a fully remote learning plan for the fall. CPS Chief Executive Officer and Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday morning all students would be learning remotely for at least the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. A decision on whether students will return to class in the second quarter will be made later this year. “In a perfect world, students would be in class more not less, but unfortunately that is not...
    ARSENAL are set to make 55 staff redundant as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. And fans online were quick to question the morals of multi-billionaire owner Stan Kroenke and Mesut Ozil who sits on £350,000-a-week. 5Arsenal are making 55 staff redundant despite owner Stan Kroenke's £6.31BILLION net worth 5Fans were quick to question the morals of Kroenke and Ozil The North Londoners are owned by mega-rich American sports tycoon Kroenke whose net worth is a staggering £6.31BILLION - which is 10,286 times Ozil's weekly wage. And Ozil, 31, refused to take the 12.5 per cent pay cut Mikel Arteta and the majority of his players and staff took at the end of April. But despite the vast amount of...
    President Trump said Wednesday that elderly teachers who are vulnerable to the the coronavirus should not return to schools that reopen in the fall. “If a teacher’s in a certain age group, I think they shouldn’t be going in and probably they’ll have to wait until the thing goes by,” Trump said during a “Fox & Friends” interview. Trump has forcefully pushed for state and local governments to reopen schools during the pandemic, arguing needy students will be deprived of an education and social services, and that kids are less likely to catch the virus. Trump added that he remains optimistic about reining in COVID-19 before too long. “This thing’s going away. It will go away like things go away,”...
    Julie Chen confirmed on Tuesday that some contestants of the “Big Brother: All-Stars” upcoming season were removed from the show before filming began due to positive COVID-19 tests. The contestants were given their own homes for two weeks and “constantly” tested before the season premiere on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Chen, 50, told CBSN Los Angeles. “We flew in a bunch of people, more than 16,” the host said. “And some people I thought were definitely going in the house, they tested positive for COVID-19 so they couldn’t go in. And I thought, ‘Well, expect the unexpected.’ … I’ll just find out when I need to find out.” GERMAN 'BIG BROTHER' CAST STILL UNAWARE OF GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC "Big Brother" host Julie...
    As Covid-19 cases and deaths continue an upward trajectory in the United States, a watchdog group and allied scientists Tuesday urged the federal government and Gilead, the maker of the promising drug remdesivir, to explain why they have not pursued a similar treatment that might be cheaper for consumers though possibly less profitable to the company. The drug in question, known as GS-4441524, closely resembles remdesivir in chemical makeup, Public Citizen and scientist co-signers wrote in a joint letter to Gilead and United States federal government agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Specifically, Public Citizen et al noted that GS-4441524: Has...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Here are the current numbers of novel coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County and across Southern California: Los Angeles County: 195,614 confirmed cases, 4,758 deaths Orange County: 38,066 cases, 653 deaths Riverside County: 38,487 confirmed cases, 738 deaths San Bernardino County: 34,017 cases, 477 deaths Ventura County: 7,877 cases, 77 deaths San Diego County: 30,516 cases, 568 deaths Stay up to date with more coronavirus resources and the latest newsTUESDAY'S UPDATE: August 4, 2020L.A. County's COVID-19 case count has been underreported due to a state technical problem, but the issue has not impacted data on hospitalizations, which county officials said continues to decrease.A team is now working on contacting...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — As thousands of San Francisco businesses remain closed due to COVID-19 and with future reopening dates still in limbo, city officials on Tuesday announced extended deadlines and fee deferrals for business owners. Under the new measures, Unified License Fees and Business Registration Fees for businesses will be deferred to March 1, 2021. When the pandemic first began in, Mayor London Breed and city Treasurer Jose Cisneros moved to extend the Unified License Fees and Business Registration Fees deadlines from March to May 31, 2020. In April, Breed and Cisneros again extended the deadlines to Sept. 30, 2020. But as the city continues to see a high volume of cases, resulting in reopening being pushed back...
    Latino tenants in East Palo Alto, a northern California community suffering from lack of income Laura Rubio is very worried because she owes three months of rent, and she does not know if when the eviction moratorium ends, her clients will call her again at work, and if she will be able to gradually cover the debt of renting her home. “I am afraid of being evicted. The truth no one expected this, “he admits. She is a single mother with a college daughter who makes a living cleaning houses, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, she was out of a job from the second week of April. Her clients stopped calling her to come clean their homes. “Few...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago Task Force is going after parties where COVID-19 safety measures are not in place.Over the weekend, the city found a West Side event space not in compliance with business licensing and social distancing, so the party was shut down.On Tuesday, the city's Health Commissioner said a recent increase in COVID-19 cases is due to social gatherings.RELATED: Coronavirus Illinois: 1,471 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deathsShe gave several examples."A man in his 30s went to friend's house, hearing over and over and over again.... woman in her 40s, son daughter mother and niece- everyone tested positive after getting together with everyone," said Dr. Allison Arwady."A family of four, two day card tournament- 20 people may have been...
    Virgin Atlantic Airways has submitted for individual bankruptcy defense for its United States company, as it tries to nail down a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) rescue approach declared past thirty day period. It’s the next of Richard Branson’s airways to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic, soon after Virgin Australia submitted for “administration” — a variety of individual bankruptcy in nations like Australia and England — earlier this year. Virgin Atlantic submitted for Chapter 15 personal bankruptcy security in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday. Chapter 15 is a way for foreign companies to permit US individual bankruptcy courts identify restructuring efforts happening abroad. The corporation is not still heading out of enterprise or liquidating its operations, which...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Valleyfair on Tuesday announced that it will remain closed for the rest of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials say the decision was made due to the diminishing number of calendar days left in the 2020 season, as well as the uncertainty of when reopening the park would be possible. “We are disappointed that we are unable to welcome our guests back to the park this season,” said Raul Rehnborg, Valleyfair’s General Manager and Vice President. “The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority. Although we have done our due diligence in developing a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with industry and public health standards, the continued uncertainty in our region brought...
    Virgin Atlantic Airways has filed for bankruptcy protection for its United States business, as it tries to nail down a £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) rescue plan announced last month. It’s the second of Richard Branson’s airlines to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic, after Virgin Australia filed for “administration” — a form of bankruptcy in countries like Australia and England — earlier this year. Virgin Atlantic filed for Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection in the Southern District of New York on Tuesday. Chapter 15 is a way for foreign companies to let US bankruptcy courts recognize restructuring efforts happening abroad. The company is not yet going out of business or liquidating its operations, which is what Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection...
    Barron Trumps private school will begin with virtual classes only The incredible history of the drive-thru Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open due to COVID-19 concerns © Yahoo News Coronavirus: Latest news on the global pandemic Rafael Nadal, the 2019 US Open men’s champion, won’t be defending his title in 2020. Nadal announced on Tuesday that he has withdrawn from the 2020 US Open, citing his concerns with COVID-19. View this post on Instagram After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it. We know that the reduced tennis calendar is...
    Roger Penske has reversed course and decided not to allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month. The 104th running of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will be the first without spectators -- fans have showed up at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year, even during the Great Depression. Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images It was a flip for Penske, who purchased the iconic speedway in January and has spent every day since upgrading his new showplace to prepare for his favorite race. The pandemic forced the race to change dates for the first time, from Memorial Day weekend to Aug. 23. Penske had initially said he wouldn't run the 500 without fans. But as the pandemic continued...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A long-held New York City Christmas tradition won’t go on this year due to the pandemic. MSG Entertainment announced on Tuesday the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes will be canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We regret that the 2020 production of the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase, has been canceled due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed for everyone involved with the show, as well as for the many fans who make the Christmas Spectacular a cherished part of their holiday tradition,”...
    Seven players and six staff members from the St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last week, Major League Baseball (MLB) said on Monday, forcing the postponement of the teams series against the Detroit Tigers this week. The series in Detroit, which was set to run through Thursday, is the latest set of games disrupted by the coronavirus, as the league scrambles to keep its already-shortened season on track less than two weeks after it began. MLB said the Cardinals organization has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the team was set to begin a series against the Brewers on Friday. Those games were also postponed due to positive COVID-19 results. Brewers centerfielder Lorenzo Cain...
    SAN ANTONIO – Bexar County’s foreclosure sale that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed due to precautions against the spread of COVID-19. County Judge Nelson Wolff amended his executive order Monday to include the postponement. The sale may be rescheduled on Sept. 1, if it’s determined that the event will not pose a threat to the health and safety of those in attendance, according to the order. On Thursday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide order that requires Texans in counties with 20 or more COVID-19 cases, to wear face coverings in public spaces. The order also gave mayors and county judges the authority to impose bans on outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. The total number...
    LAS VEGAS (CBS SF) – After moving from the Bay Area to Las Vegas earlier this year, the Raiders announced that its first season at their new home would be played without fans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The team said in a statement Monday, “After intensive consultation with healthcare officials and state and community leaders, we have made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance.” “This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all,” the team went on to say. The Raiders also cited potential challenges in offering...
    San Juan, Aug 3 (EFE) .- The management of the Coliseum of Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, the habitual scene of the performances of foreign and national music stars, announced on Monday that the events scheduled for the month of August are postponed due to the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 on the island. They are also working on the availability of new dates with show producers to establish the calendar for the coming months. The presentations by Cristian Castro, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Molusco and Manny Manuel were postponed before this determination. There are currently 6,835 confirmed positive cases on the Caribbean island and 11,576 probable, as well as 119 confirmed and 111 probable deaths. “Since the...
    Coronavirus has changed a lot of things and while several countries across the globe are now gearing up for an unlock phase and opening up theatres and other places of public gathering, the same does not look for India. With rising cases of COVID-19, the cinemas are not expected to open anytime soon and now the filmmakers may also have to put a halt on their projects in Tamil Nadu as TN minister Kadambur Raju has denied requests from makers to resume shooting amid the current time. While a few months ago, the government had given permission for films to resume their post-production work, given the situation of rising cases, the work was halted amid lockdown. Thala Ajith Starrer Valimai to...
    President Trump on Monday said he will take executive action to halt evictions if Congress doesn’t quickly pass coronavirus relief legislation. A ban on evictions passed Congress in March but expired in July amid gridlock on Capitol Hill. “A lot of people are going to be evicted. But I’m going to stop it because I’ll do it myself if I have to. I have a lot of powers with respect to executive orders. And we’re looking at that very seriously right now,” Trump told reporters at the White House. The lapsed moratorium protected renters who miss monthly payments and live in buildings with federally backed loans. The Aspen Institute estimated up to 23 million people could face eviction by October. Some states, including New...
    Quito, Aug 2 (EFE) .- The number of positives for the COVID-19 in Ecuador rose to 86,524 this Sunday, 292 new cases compared to the previous day, while the official deaths reached 5,750, with 14 additional. This was reported in its daily part by the Ministry of Health, which also mentions 3,508 probable deaths from coronavirus. According to the official bulletin, since the first contagion was detected on February 29, 246,730 samples have been taken for COVID-19, between rapid tests and PCR in Ecuador, inhabited by more than 17 million people. With these tests, 118,971 cases were discarded, while 11,509 were discharged from hospital. Based on the PCR tests, the Ecuadorian capital, Quito, continues to collect the highest number of...
    A lone person stands at a row of box office windows underneath the logos of schools that were scheduled to participate in the Pac-12 Conference men’s basketball tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament was canceled in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Pacific-12 Conference football players are threatening to not compete this season due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. In a press release and statements published by The Players’ Tribune, PAC-12 players from nine colleges expressed disapproval of the season’s resumption. Many are protesting the decision using thehashtag #WeAreUnited on social media. READ MORE: Oregon State athlete uses N-word, calls Black...
    The news comes as a relief for the fans of Amitabh Bachchan. The Deewar actor was tested positive for COVID-19 on 11 July. Along with him, his son Abhishek, daughter-in-law Aishwarya, granddaughter Aaradhya were also tested positive. While Aishwarya and Aaradhya were discharged from hospital after testing negative for the disease, Amitabh and Abhishek continued to be hospitalised until today. Abhishek took to his Twitter handle and revealed that his father has also tested negative and has been discharged from the hospital. Amitabh, who usually keeps us updated through his Twitter, might not be in an emotional state to tweet as his friend politician Amar Singh passed away on August 1. Abhishek, making an exception, also informed his fans...
    A Georgia sleepaway camp that required masks for counselors was forced to close in June after more than 260 attendees contracted coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control said. Out of 344 campers and staff tested for the COVID-19 virus, 260 came back positive in the weeks after the camp closed, according to the CDC’s analysis, which was released on Friday. The camp — identified as YMCA Camp High Harbour by local outlet WSB-TV — opened its doors to overnight campers on June 21, only to shut down for good six days later. In that short time, dozens of campers managed to get sick: 51 of the camp’s 100 kids aged 6 to 10 tested positive, according to the CDC. Children...
    Chicago homicides increase 50 percent in 2020, 139 percent in July alone, data shows Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Nick Kyrgios announces he wont play in US Open due to COVID-19, calls out selfish players The US Open has its first high-profile male drop-out. Nick Kyrgios released a video via Uninterrupted on Saturday that he would not play in this month’s tournament, citing the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. The famously outspoken Australian, currently ranked 40th in the world, also took the opportunity to take a group of unnamed players to task for “selfish” conduct, imploring them to “think of the other people for once.”Nick Kyrgios announces he’s out of...
    NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts board the Crew Dragon from the ISS Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat UFCs Gerald Meeschaert pulls out of fight hours before event due to positive COVID-19 test Another UFC fight has been called off after a fighter tested positive for COVID-19 shortly before the event was set to begin. The UFC’s Gerald Meerschaert announced Saturday that his matchup with Ed Herman at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night was off after testing positive for the coronavirus. Meerschaert indicated he was not feeling symptoms of the virus and would self-isolate. Tested positive for Covid so fights off. Feel healthy and will do everything I can to keep it that way...
    ABC’s hit medical drama The Good Doctor was preparing to get back into production with the hopes of filming resuming by mid-August at the latest, but according to sources for The Hollywood Reporter, the pre-production plans have been halted due to issues with COVID-19 testing. A spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television told the outlet that “there is an issue with COVID-19 testing, which we are working to resolve with the BC Council.” Additional sources have revealed that the issue revolves around “how often individuals on set are tested.” Reports suggest there are certain members of the cast or crew who want to be tested more often than the BC Council allows. The Council itself is an amalgamation of “three different...
    Reports are emerging that the latest casualty of the novel coronavirus pandemic is the champagne industry — which is suffering from losses even worse than those seen during the 1929 Great Depression. According to Australian outlet ABC, champagne producers in France have claimed that they have lost around $2.8 billion after the demand for bubbly dropped by over a third. As a result, champagne-makers have estimated that around 100 million bottles will remain unsold by the end of the year. Experts have blamed the pandemic’s strict lockdowns for the losses, as quarantine measures have put a stop to weddings, parties, and other large gatherings that normally sustain the industry. Even though alcohol sales in general have risen, champagne has stalled...
    NEW YORK -- As back-to-school season approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking worries of possible teacher shortages for the new school year.Already, most school districts around the country have teacher shortages, and educators in areas with widespread coronavirus transmission may refuse to return to in-person learning due to personal health, age or family concerns.Choir teacher Megan Eyden has two kids of her own, one with asthma, and the other has diabetes. She left her job at a Texas high school this week over fears of bringing the coronavirus to her home."It's hard for me to imagine my life without being in the classroom ... I just felt like...
    NEW YORK -- As back-to-school season approaches, some teachers feel they have no choice but to leave their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking worries of possible teacher shortages for the new school year.Already, most school districts around the country have teacher shortages, and educators in areas with widespread coronavirus transmission may refuse to return to in-person learning due to personal health, age or family concerns.Choir teacher Megan Eyden has two kids of her own, one with asthma, and the other has diabetes. She left her job at a Texas high school this week over fears of bringing the coronavirus to her home."It's hard for me to imagine my life without being in the classroom ... I just felt like...
    The sister of a California man murdered in 1998 said Saturday that she and her family were "stunned" by the news that her brother's killer would be released early due to COVID-19 concerns. In an interview on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Dena Love said her reaction to the news "continues to be one of complete and utter disbelief." SISTER OF MURDERED CALIFORNIA MAN RESPONDS TO CONVICTED KILLER'S EARLY RELEASE: 'ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATING' Over two decades have passed since Terebea Williams shot and left 23-year-old Kevin "John" Ruska Jr. for dead. Williams, now 44, was sentenced to 84 years-to-life in prison after she was convicted in 2001 of first-degree murder, use of a firearm, carjacking and kidnapping. "[It’s] unfathomable how she is being allowed to be released because there [are] threats to...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota faces a potential $4.7 billion deficit in its next two-year budget due to continued economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new planning estimate announced Friday by the Minnesota Management and Budget office. Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans said the pandemic has made economic conditions “extremely volatile.” A February economic forecast showed the state had a projected $1.5 billion budget surplus for the rest of this budget year, ending July 2021. But after the pandemic hit, a May update showed the state faces a $2.4 billion deficit this budget cycle. A local news organization reported that updated numbers for 2022 and 2023 show a continued slide. Gov. Tim Walz in a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The owners of two San Francisco restaurants closed their establishments temporarily due to a potential exposure to COVID-19. Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza, owners of the Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions and its neighbor, The Progress, announced on social media Thursday that they shut down their eateries again. The restaurants had been providing take out orders and limited outdoor service since May. In their announcement, the owners said that “When State Bird Provisions and The Progress first reopened, your safety and the safety of our team was our greatest priority.” “This is truly a sign of our times and we appreciate your understanding and support in advance. We are taking these proactive measures out of an...
    A local nonprofit that provides bail relief to low income inmates has suspended services at the Ramsey County jail due to its concerns over the facility’s handling of COVID-19 protocols. Citing the risk posed to its staff, the Freedom Fund recently provided notice to the Ramsey County sheriff’s office of its decision in a letter sent to Sheriff Bob Fletcher this week, according to an electronic copy of the letter shared with the Pioneer Press. The nonprofit identified the lack of a partition in the bail paying area between visitors and inmates being released, an “easily crowded” and enclosed processing area, inconsistent mask-use, and prolonged public exposure caused by long bail processing times as chief among its safety concerns with...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Baseball is back in the Bronx on Friday. After being postponed twice, the Yankees home opener will finally happen. RELATED STORY: Neighborhood Businesses Struggle As Yankees Home Opener Goes Forward Without Fans The joy of baseball’s return to the Bronx is overshadowed by coronavirus postponements. Two players from the St. Louis Cardinals tested positive, delaying their series with the Brewers. It brings the total of games that have been postponed due to COVID-19 so far to 15. It’s a growing trend for a sport that just returned to action last week. The Yankees are set to play their first home game of the season Friday, and they come in off an emotional win highlighted by a...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci was seen laughing at a congressional hearing on Friday as Republican Jim Jordan pressed him about the coronavirus risks from Black Lives Matter protesters and tried to get the top doctor to determine whether such gatherings should be banned. Fauci spoke at a House hearing to give an update on efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, at times clashing with Jordan. As Raw Story reported, Jordan asked whether protests increase the spread of the virus, noting that close to 500,000 people have taken part in demonstrations across the country on June 6 alone. During that week and those that have followed, people have taken to the streets in American cities and towns, large and small,...
    Despite better-than-expected financial results in the second quarter, Under Armour executives on Friday provided analysts with a cautious outlook due to the Covid-19 pandemic, causing shares to decline after an early surge. The Baltimore-based sportswear maker surprised Wall Street after it beat estimates for profit and sales in the second quarter. Sales fell 41% to $707.6 million in the second quarter — a substantial decline the company attributed to the vast majority of its stores being closed through mid-May — but that was better than the 50-to-60% decrease executives previously projected. The company also reported a $183 million loss. Yet, the road ahead remains bumpy. Under Armour expects sales to fall 20 to 25% in the second half as store...
    You aren't wearing that right. On July 23, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) began its season. The billion-dollar generating American pastime was going to show America, along with other sporting leagues, how the country could begin reopening. At the very least, sporting events might offer up a little of the bread and circuses needed to mollify millions of Americans who are out of work, unable to find child care, and left bereft of resources by a do-nothing Senate. Of all the organized sports that were setting up to return amid the coronavirus pandemic, MLB boasted about the fact that games were usually played outdoors in open-air fields, and the players—in comparison to other sports like basketball and football—made much less contact and didn’t need...
    A top autoimmune disease expert said that the flu could be "nonexistent this fall" as the U.S. moves into the colder months while still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.  "We may not have the flu at all, but we should all get vaccinated," Dr. Bob Lahita, chairman of the Department of Medicine at St. Joseph's Healthcare System, told CBSN anchor Anne-Marie Green.  The World Health Organization estimates that each year there are roughly 3-5 million severe influenza cases globally and up to 500,000 deaths annually linked to the disease.   Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox The United States, the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis, has seen over 150,000 coronavirus-linked deaths and over 4 million confirmed cases since...