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    By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4% to 22,418.15 while the Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.5% to 3,362.32. Hong Kong lost 1.4% to 24,746.30. South Korea's Kospi added 1.1% to 2,337.05 after Samsung Electronics, the country's biggest company, unveiled three new models of smartphones it hopes will revive its sinking sales. Samsung's shares rose 1.8%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,031.00, lifted by strong gains in commodity prices on expectations that China's economy is on the mend after the country largely...
    Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4% to 22,418.15 while the Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.5% to 3,362.32. Hong Kong lost 1.4% to 24,746.30. South Korea’s Kospi added 1.1% to 2,337.05 after Samsung Electronics, the country’s biggest company, unveiled three new models of smartphones it hopes will revive its sinking sales. Samsung’s shares rose 1.8%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 added 0.5% to 6,031.00, lifted by strong gains in commodity prices on expectations that China’s economy is on the mend after the country largely recovered from...
    Travelers coming into New York City from 35 COVID hotspot states were met at road entry points Wednesday under a program earlier announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, de Blasio said those who do not self-isolate for 14 days once they arrive in the city from those locations could face a $10,000 fine. He failed to explain how he would enforce the order. Pictures taken by DailyMail.com show police officers stationed at the Goethals Bridge toll plaza Wednesday evening. The sheriff's department scanned plates and pulled people over, onlookers say.  New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito, who whose deputies will staff the stations, said there will be 'a random element' and every sixth or eighth...
    A Grammy-winning music producer known as Detail has been arrested on 15 sexual assault charges and five additional felony assault-related charges, authorities said Wednesday. The producer, whose real name is Noel Fisher, was arrested Wednesday by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and is being investigated for incidents that occurred between 2010 and 2018, the department said in a media release. Detectives submitted the case to the L.A. County district attorney’s office in January. They were notified in late July of the charges filed against Fisher and an arrest warrant was issued with a bail of $6.29 million. More details about the charges were not immediately available. The Sheriff’s Department asked for the public’s help to identify any possible additional victims;...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Grammy Award-winning producer known professionally as Detail was arrested Wednesday on 15 sexual assault charges and five additional felony assault charges, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Noel Christopher Fisher, a music producer known professionally as Detail, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. (Source: LASD) Noel Christopher Fisher — who has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Wiz Khalifa and Jennifer Lopez — allegedly committed the assaults between 2010 and 2018. Further details of the alleged crimes were not immediately available. In January of this year, detectives submitted the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for review. Charges were filed July 31 and a felony arrest warrant was issued...
    By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — From the start of October through the middle of March, the Boston Bruins established themselves as the best team in the National Hockey League. In the span of 120 minutes of ice hockey this week in Toronto, they’ve more or less thrown all of that away. That’s perhaps a harsh assessment of the Bruins’ current predicament, but it’s nevertheless the case after they lost 3-2 to Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon. It was a game where the Bruins finally showed that they are indeed capable of playing with their style and aggressiveness, but that awakening kicked in too late and it fizzled out at the end, leaving them winless through two contests thus...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Trump camp considering White House South Lawn for convention speech: reports Longtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary MORE on Wednesday dismissed legal questions surrounding potential plans to deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech from the White House, emphasizing that the federal Hatch Act does not apply to the president. “It is legal. There is no Hatch Act because it doesn’t pertain to the president,” Trump told reporters at a White House news conference. The president went on to assert, as he did earlier Wednesday, that the White House would be an ideal location for the political speech because it would save money on travel and security expenses....
    Saying governors have “had enough,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam spoke Wednesday about the compact he entered into with the governors of six other states of both parties to buy coronavirus testing supplies. “This is another way that the states are leading the national response to COVID-19,” Northam said of the deal, in which he partnered with Republican Govs. Larry Hogan, of Maryland; Charlie Baker, of Massachusetts, and Mike DeWine, of Ohio; as well as Democratic Govs. John Bel Edwards, of Louisiana; Gretchen Whitmer, of Michigan; and Roy Cooper, of North Carolina. In partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, the compact states will be able to buy a half-million rapid antigen tests each, for a total of 3.5 million — enough purchasing...
    Isaias knocked out power to 2.8 million homes and businesses along the East Coast Fast Food Breakfast Has ‘Dried Up’ As Many People Arent Commuting To Work Heres what happened to the stock market on Wednesday © Provided by CNBC Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2020. Dow Jones Industrial Average rises tk points The Dow climbed 373.05 points, or 1.4%, to close at 27,201.52. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 3327.77. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5% to 10,998.40. Positive news on the coronavirus front and strong earnings from Disney lifted the market on Wednesday. Load Error J&J scores big coronavirus deal, Disney ralliesJohnson & Johnson rose...
    Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 2, 2020.Brendan McDermid | ReutersDow Jones Industrial Average rises tk points The Dow climbed 373.05 points, or 1.4%, to close at 27,201.52. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6% to 3327.77. The Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5% to 10,998.40. Positive news on the coronavirus front and strong earnings from Disney lifted the market on Wednesday.J&J scores big coronavirus deal, Disney ralliesJohnson & Johnson rose 0.8% after announcing it struck a $1 billion deal with the U.S. government to manufacture 100 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine candidate if it proves successful. Disney shares popped 8.8% — their biggest one-day gain since March — on the back...
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper Wednesday contradicted President Trump's initial assessment that the massive explosion in the Lebanese capital of Beirut this week was an attack and likely caused by a bomb. Asked about the tragedy at the Aspen Security Forum, Esper said he's still getting information but "most believe that it was an accident as reported and beyond that, I have nothing further to report on that. It’s obviously a tragedy." TRUMP SAYS LEBANESE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY 'A BOMB OF SOME KIND' Trump talked of the explosion Tuesday from the White House and said U.S. military generals advised him it was an attack, likely caused by a bomb. “I've met with some of our great generals and they just seem to feel...
    Capitals ready to test young Flyers G Hart 12 Kitchen Curtain Ideas Thatll Keep Your Space Pretty and Bright Dow, S&P 500 on pace to extend win-streak to 4th straight session, as earnings and service-sector data surprise to the upside MARKET SNAPSHOT © Getty Images Disney+ streaming service. Getty Images. U.S. stocks rise Wednesday, briefly pushing the Nasdaq Composite above a record 11,000 for the first time in history, as corporate earnings results surprised to the upside and rosy service-sector data outweighed a disappointing jobs report from payroll provider ADP. Load Error Reports of some progress in Congress toward a fresh coronavirus relief package also offered some support for the bulls. How are equity benchmarks performing? The...
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of the state’s Education Savings Account Pilot Program. A Davidson County Chancery Court ruled the program unconstitutional in May, halting rollout of the program, and the state appealed. The General Assembly passed the ESA pilot program in 2019. The program would provide state-funded scholarship grants of about $7,000 to low-income students in Davidson and Shelby Counties to enable them to attend a private school of their choice as an alternative to public schools in either county. Fewer than one in five students in Shelby County Schools are performing at grade level, according to the latest Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program assessments. In Nashville, fewer than one...
    LARKSPUR (CBS SF) — Marin County has postponed a planned learning session that had been scheduled for Wednesday about the history of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to a later date because of conflicts with other community events. The county has not announced the new date of the learning session regarding the name of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. There has been a recent public push for a name change of the boulevard since Sir Francis Drake was a slave trader. The learning session will be open to the public for attending online and guest speakers will include a historian and a representative from a local indigenous tribe, according to the county. A county spokesperson cited a Larkspur City Council meeting also...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows speaks to members of the press after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the U.S. Capitol August 4, 2020 in Washington, DC.Alex Wong | Getty Images Democrats and Republicans have finally started to yield as painstaking coronavirus relief talks drag into their 10th day, as the White House appeared to make concessions in the bargaining over extended unemployment benefits.  Even so, a range of issues remained unresolved Wednesday as the sides belatedly try to stave off economic ruin for millions of Americans and give a jolt to an overburdened health-care system.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House...
    Lebanese officials said on Wednesday the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday occurred when a large cargo of ammonium nitrate seized from a ship in 2013 and left in a warehouse in the Port of Beirut for six years caught fire and exploded. International media organizations checked maritime records and concluded the ship in question was a Russian vessel bound for Mozambique impounded for technical issues when it stopped at Beirut almost seven years ago. With over 100 dead and thousands injured, this least sinister of theories for the calamity could still be enough to bring down the unstable Lebanese government. According to Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammed Fahmi, the 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate was taken from a...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The curious case of leaving men on-base continues to befuddle the New York Mets. Now, it’s trending at historically bad levels. An inability to take advantage of scoring the proverbial ducks on the pond has become the Achilles heel of a team whose offense is affluent in almost every other aspect. As of Wednesday, the Mets rank third in Major League Baseball in team batting average, second in on-base percentage, second in hits, 11th in OPS, and sixth in total bases. Yet, they rank 19th in the majors in runs scored, averaging a flat 4.00 before Wednesday’s meeting with the Washington...
    Heres a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season Shoppers Say This Striped Dress from Amazon Has ‘Buttery Soft’ Fabric and Roomy Pockets 5 things to know before the stock market opens on Wednesday 1. Dow and S&P 500 set to rise for a fourth straight day U.S. stock futures pointed to solid gains Wednesday amid strong earnings from Disney and hope that U.S. lawmakers can reach a deal on coronavirus stimulus relief by the end of this week. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 188 points, or 0.7%. S&P 500 futures traded 0.5% and Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.3%. Wednesday's gains put the Dow and S&P 500 on pace for their fourth straight day of...
    Firefighters spray water at a fire after an explosion was heard in Beirut, Lebanon August 4, 2020.Mohamed Azakir | Reuters Beirut's residents are in shock and mourning after an enormous explosion at the city's port ripped through the Lebanese capital, injuring more than 4,000 people and killing at least 100, according to the emergency services. Hospitals are overwhelmed, with some too damaged by the blast to operate. The explosion, which blew out windows and destroyed property for miles around, has been initially blamed on a shipment of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in an unsecured warehouse at Beirut's cargo port. But the government subsequently announced an investigation to determine the exact cause of the explosion and "who...
    (CNN)"It is what it is."That's what President Donald Trump had to say about the staggering death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, which, at more than 150,000, is nearly a quarter of all global fatalities -- far outpacing that of any other nation.In an interview with Axios on HBO, Trump claimed that the virus is "under control as much as you can control it" in the US, despite the fact that infection rates and deaths have been spiking. Nationally, the seven-day average of new daily cases is at about 60,000, while deaths, which typically lag several weeks behind, are steadily increasing, averaging 1,000 a day for a week straight.Globally, more than 5,900 people are dying every day...
    Wednesday TV/Radio Baseball Mets at Nationals 3 p.m. MLB Giants at Rockies 5:30 p.m. NBCBA 680 Rangers at A’s 6 p.m. NBCCA 960 Astros at Diamondbacks 6 p.m. MLB Golf U.S. Women’s Amateur 1 p.m. GOLF Horse racing Morning Line 9 a.m. TVG Saratoga Live 11 a.m. FS2 Coast to Coast noon TVG Trackside Live 3 p.m. NBCCA Race Night 5 p.m. TVG Motor sports Formula E Championship 5 a.m. FS2 Formula E: Berlin ePrix 10 a.m. FS2 NBA Nuggets vs. Spurs 1 p.m. NBCBA 76ers at Wizards 1 p.m. NBA Thunder vs. Lakers 3:30 p.m. ESPN, NBA Nets vs. Celtics 6 p.m. ESPN, NBA NFL 2019: Patriots vs. Ravens 5 p.m. NFL 2019: Ravens vs. Rams 8 p.m. NFL NHL Islanders vs. Panthers 9 a.m. NBCSN Predators vs. Coyotes 11:30 a.m. NHL, NBCSN Lightning vs. Bruins 1 p.m. NBCSN Avalanche vs. Stars 3:30 p.m. NHL...
    Tuesday TV/Radio Baseball Cardinals at Tigers 10 a.m. MLB Pirates at Twins 11 a.m. ESPN Indians at Reds 3 p.m. MLB Mets at Nationals 4  p.m. ESPN Giants at Rockies 5:30 p.m. NBCBA 680 Rangers at A’s 6 p.m. NBCCA 960 Angels at Mariners 7 p.m. ESPN Horse racing Television Games 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m. TVG Race Night 5 p.m. TVG NBA Nets vs. Bucks 10:30 a.m. NBA Mavericks vs. Kings 11:30 a.m. NBCBA Suns vs. Clippers 1 p.m. NBA Celtics vs. Heat 3:30 p.m. TNT Rockets vs. Blazers 6 p.m. TNT NFL 2019: Ravens vs. Steelers 5 p.m. NFL 2019: Ravens vs. Seahawks 8 p.m. NFL NHL Panthers vs. Islanders 9 a.m. NBCSN Coyotes vs. Predators 11:30 a.m. NHL, NBCSN Blue Jackets vs. Maple Leafs 1 p.m. NBCSN Flames vs. Jets 3:30 p.m. NHL, NBCSN Hurricanes vs. Rangers 5 p.m. NBCSN Tennis WTA...
    Rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West is vying to get onto Ohio’s, West Virginia’s, and Arkansas’ presidential ballot ahead of the November election. The deadline in order to appear on the presidential ballot in Ohio is this Wednesday. Kanye West needs 5,000 signatures by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday in order to qualify on Ohio’s presidential ballot, according to a report by TMZ. The report added that the Grammy-winning rapper has hired Let the Voters Decide to help obtain the necessary amount of signatures in the three states — Ohio, West Virginia, and Arkansas — and that West has more than 90 people canvassing Ohio trying to amass the required signatures by Wednesday. A source told TMZ that Let the Voters Decide is confident it...
    This week brings a sampler platter of online and in-person events, celebrating everything from childlike pleasures to grown-up privileges and out-and-out hedonism. Here are seven great food and drink happenings from Monday, August 3, through Friday, August 7, with upcoming shenanigans through the end of August. EXPANDCourtesy Local Jones Monday, August 3Focus Points Family Resource Center is the force behind one of our favorite lunch spots, Comal, which serves an ever-changing menu of mainly Mexican (and sometimes Syrian) dishes. Its parent nonprofit organization has been offering childhood and adult education, and family and culinary business development for northeast Denver families in need for 25 years. On Monday, August 3, Focus Points kicks off a week of anniversary celebrations with a Day...
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    Kanye West has continued his road to presidency and has now made efforts to get on the ballot in Ohio - a key wing state that could decided who sits in the Oval Office after November.  His latest focus on the Buckeye state comes after a tumultuous month that included a bizarre first campaign rally in South Carolina, a series of tweets that touched on everything from abortion to cheating allegations lodged at his wife Kim Kardashian and concerns over the rapper's mental health. And all the while, a number of states inched closer to the independent filing deadlines that Kanye, 43, will need to make to be a serious contender.   But to register for the ballot in Ohio, Kanye...
    In a photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn., date not known. Robinson has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses, federal prosecutors said Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday charges state Robinson with theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release. (Tennessee State Senate via AP)In a photo provided by the Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson poses for a photo in Nashville, Tenn., date not known. Robinson...
    A Burlington County man was arrested on multiple drug charges after speeding away from Atlantic City police, crashing into two cars and then fleeing on foot into a marsh, authorities said. Julian Hinton, 27, of Delanco Township recently was released from prison, Atlantic City police said.  Hinton was initially stopped by police at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday for several traffic violations when they found he has a suspended license and warrant out for his arrest, police said. As Atlantic City Officers Christian Ivanov and Kevin Perez approached Hinton's vehicle, he allegedly sped away, they said. Hinton struck two vehicles and drove onto the sidewalk as he headed down Arctic Avenue before turning onto Arkansas Avenue and getting onto Atlantic City Expressway,...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging, several St. Louis-area school districts have decided to start the school year with online-only learning, while the state’s largest school district is limiting the number of days each student will attend in-person. Springfield Public Schools plan to reopen with each student attending classes for two days, and learning virtually otherwise. Republican Gov. Mike Parson was in Springfield Wednesday and said he supported the plan, the Springfield News-Leader reported. Parson said after meeting with local educators that he understood the frustration of many parents who want their kids back in the classroom full-time. “But when you look at a Springfield school district, I would look at how big that is, and ask ‘How...
    President Donald Trump has reopened his feud with Fox News, complaining that the news network he once favored is 'not even watchable.' The president specifically complained about the network's coverage of the situation in Portland but tweeted it was 'to complicated to discuss in a tweet.' His grumblings follow last week's disastrous interview with Fox News host Chris Wallace where Wallace repeatedly fact checked Trump on the president's claims Joe Biden wants to defund the police (Biden does not) and on the president's assertion only he could pass a cognitive test. President Donald Trump complained his once-favored Fox News is 'not even watchable' The president's latest round of complaints started on Wednesday, during his two...
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on "Online Platforms and Market Power" in the Rayburn House office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on July 29, 2020.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Five and half hours of testimony with four of the most powerful CEOs in the world. Lots of shouting. The richest man on the planet forgot to unmute before speaking on a video call.  What'd we learn during the Big Tech CEO hearing on Wednesday? Next to nothing. But luckily for us, even if much of the House Antitrust Subcommittee seemed distracted by online conspiracy theories and incoherent lines of questioning, it still did a...
    The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed in late August, the U.S. government announced Wednesday. Lezmond Mitchell, who is Navajo, had been among the first of a handful of inmates set to be put to death after the Trump administration restored federal executions after an informal, 17-year moratorium. Mitchell has been spared temporarily by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals where his attorneys argued they should be able to interview jurors for potential racial bias. Mitchell lost the bid in late April, but the case hasn't technically been closed, preserving a stay of execution. His attorneys have asked the appeals court to essentially keep the stay in place while they seek review at...
    Gold prices headed slightly lower Thursday morning, retreating from a record rally that has seen the precious metal notch nine consecutive days of gains. Bullion prices were supported Wednesday following the Federal Reserve signaling that it planned to keep the low interest rate environment in place for the foreseeable future as the U.S. economy recovers from COVID-19. Benchmark federal-funds futures rates stand at a range between 0% and 0.25%. However, some analysts make the case that gold prices may be entering a period of consolidation following a historic run-up that has been at least partly prompted by the public-health crisis, but also exacerbated by a recent bout of weakness in the U.S. dollar and the low yields being...
    Rep. Louie Gohmert will take the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to treat his COVID-19, he announced this week. Speaking to Fox News Wednesday evening, Gohmert (R-Tx.) said that his doctor had prescribed him the medication — which scientific data has shown is ineffective in treating the disease — and would begin a regimen by the end of the week. “My doctor and I are all in, and I got a text just before I came on from a dear friend, [a] doctor, who just found out he had it, and he said he started a HCQ [hydroxychloroquine] regimen, too,” the Texas Republican told the network. Gohmert, 66, said his treatment will also include taking zinc and erythromycin, an antibiotic often taken...
    BEIJING (AP) — Global markets and U.S. stock futures fell Thursday after the Federal Reserve warned the coronavirus pandemic might threaten the modest economic recovery and kept interest rates near zero. The drop in stocks accelerated in Europe after Germany said its economy shrank by 10% in the second quarter from the previous three-month period. U.S. GDP data is due later Thursday, while the Europe-wide figures will be released Friday. Lower interest rates and investor optimism about a possible coronavirus vaccine have helped global markets recover most of this year’s losses. But analysts say it might be too early to bet the recovery will persist, given the rising infection numbers in the United States, Brazil and other countries. On Wednesday,...
                                  Presented by Facebook     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Thursday. We get you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver are the daily co-creators, so find us @asimendinger and @alweaver22 on Twitter and recommend the Morning Report to your friends. CLICK HERE to subscribe! Total U.S. coronavirus deaths reported each morning this week: Monday, 146,935. Tuesday, 148,056. Wednesday, 149,258. Thursday, 150,713.   Crossing the mournful threshold of 150,000 U.S. fatalities made headlines. Global fatalities now exceed 667,000 out of at least 17 million confirmed cases of...
    In a traditional season, Andres Gimenez could be spending his summer season a couple of hundred miles north of Citi Area. If there have been no 30-man rosters and a minor league marketing campaign, he could be additional making ready for the massive leagues with Triple-A Syracuse, hoping to show worthy of a call-up. As an alternative, due largely to the coronavirus pandemic, the staff’s third-ranked prospect is getting on-the-job coaching with the Mets. “All the pieces’s been an enormous shock,” he stated by a translator over Zoom. Wednesday evening, the 21-year-old Gimenez acquired his first main league begin at shortstop, giving Amed Rosario the night off. He impressed, choosing up the primary two hits of his big-league profession...
    In a normal season, Andres Gimenez would be spending his summer a few hundred miles north of Citi Field. If there were no 30-man rosters and a minor league campaign, he would be further preparing for the big leagues with Triple-A Syracuse, hoping to prove worthy of a call-up. Instead, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic, the team’s third-ranked prospect is getting on-the-job training with the Mets. “Everything’s been a big surprise,” he said through a translator over Zoom. Wednesday night, the 21-year-old Gimenez received his first major league start at shortstop, giving Amed Rosario the evening off. He impressed, picking up the first two hits of his big-league career in a 6-5 loss to the Red...
    Judge blocks public charge immigration rule 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring Giants rally on Yastrzemskis 2nd HR, walk off with 7-6 win © APWF San Diego Padres pitcher Chris Paddack throws against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Mike Yastrzemski homered twice, the second a towering solo shot into McCovey Cove in the ninth inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 7-6 on Wednesday night. Donovan Solano had a three-run home run in the eighth and Alex Dickerson also went deep as the Giants rallied to beat the Padres, who...
    Tropical Storm Isaias officially formed late Wednesday drenching the south of Puerto Rico with heavy rains as it spirals towards Hispaniola with a threat of flooding and landslides.   The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to cross the Dominican Republican and Haiti, which share Hispaniola, by early Thursday and the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday. It's following a path that could take it to the U.S. mainland by the weekend. The storm carries the threat of three to ten inches of rain in some areas of Hispaniola before spiraling towards Florida and the eastern U.S. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph late Wednesday, centered 265 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — We got dozens of emails on Wednesday alone from people still not getting the answers they need from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. The IDES callback system launched three weeks ago Thursday. Since then, CBS 2’s Tara Molina has exposed repeated failures of that system to actually work and to actually call people back. On Wednesday night, there was a twist. One woman who tried to take her frustrations all the way to the top said she got hung up on – by the Governor’s office. Alexis Byrd waited months on benefits and weeks for a callback from IDES to figure out why. She finally took her issue to Governor’s office, but still didn’t have an...
    Fox News scored strong daytime ratings on Tuesday, averaging more than 400,000 viewers in the coveted 25 – 54 age demographic for four straight hours in the afternoon, as the network went all-in covering the House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Bill Barr. According to Nielsen Media Research, Fox News easily won total day in the demo with 412,000 viewers, powered by its highly rated Noon to 4:00 p.m. coverage of the highly contentious hearing, which pulled in 434,000, 441,000, 451,000, and 433, 000 viewers, respectively, in the demo. The network’s total day number outpaced CNN’s 316,000 and MSNBC’s 233,000 among A25 – 54 viewers. In overall viewers, Fox News also scored a big victory thanks to its strong...
    Coach Sale: Shop 50% Off Sale Items and Free Shipping In CA: When is a tax increase not a tax increase? And COVID-19 testing failures put Latino communities in harms way Rockies rely on strong bullpen again, sweep 2 from As © APWF Colorado Rockies celebrate after the 5-1 defeat of the Oakland Athletics at the end of a baseball game Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) German Marquez struck out eight over six impressive innings to bounce back after losing on opening day at Texas, and the Colorado Rockies wrapped up a successful season-opening road trip by beating the Oakland Athletics 5-1 on Wednesday. © APWF Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story, right,...
    The net worth of Kodak’s top executive has skyrocketed on the company’s transformation from an ailing camera maker to cutting-edge pharmaceutical start-up — thanks in part to some timely share purchases. James Continenza, Kodak’s executive chairman and de facto CEO, was sitting pretty as the company’s largest individual shareholder — with 650,000 shares  — when it emerged on Tuesday that Kodak would be launching a new pharmaceutical arm with help from the Trump administration. News of the $765 million loan — the first of its kind to reduce the US’s reliance on foreign manufacturers — sent Wall Street into a tizzy. The stock tripled in price on Tuesday before closing up Wednesday another 317 percent, or $25.15 a share,...
    Twitter temporarily suspended the accounts of PragerU and a variety of prominent conservatives and even a doctor on Wednesday after they tweeted videos of doctors commenting on the effectiveness of the drug Hydroxychloroquine or otherwise commented on the drug. Conservative non-profit group PragerU had its account restricted on Wednesday for allegedly violating the platform’s rules regarding posts about coronavirus after sharing a video of the “White Coat Summit” featuring medical doctors. “American doctors are holding a ‘White Coat Summit’ in Washington, D.C. to address ‘a massive disinformation campaign’ by the media about coronavirus,” read PragerU’s tweet. “Watch as Dr. Stella Immanuel tackles the media’s narrative about hydroxychloroquine.” Director and producer Robby Starbuck was suspended from Twitter on Wednesday after...
    President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday that Congress hold top Silicon Vally technology companies accountable. “If Congress doesn’t bring fairness to Big Tech, which they should have done years ago, I will do it myself with Executive Orders,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “In Washington, it has been ALL TALK and NO ACTION for years, and the people of our Country are sick and tired of it!” The president spoke as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple executives began testifying digitally at the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the power of online platforms and censorship issues. The Department of Commerce filed a petition to the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday, challenging the regulation of large Silicon Valley social media companies. “President Trump...
    MLB COVID-19 outbreak: Another Marlin tests positive; Phillies to return on Saturday By: Andres Chavez July 29, 2020 PrevPreviousYankees’ Aaron Boone touches on MLB’s recent situation ShareTweet0 SharesCOVID-19 has really changed the outlook of the MLB season in the last few days. After several players of the Miami Marlins’ active roster tested positive for the disease, the Philadelphia Phillies, who played the Marlins in Philly over the weekend, underwent days of testing and are quarantining. Today, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, “another Marlins player has tested positive for COVID-19. Only positive result in most recent tests. Brings team total to 16 players and two coaches.” The Marlins traveling party...
    New York (CNN Business)The Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged near zero in its monetary policy update Wednesday, and it once again reiterated that the economic recovery will depend on the path of the virus."The ongoing public health crisis will weigh heavily on economic activity, employment, and inflation in the near term, and poses considerable risks to the economic outlook over the medium term," the central bank said in a statement.Even though the economy was beginning to rebound after grinding to a halt during the pandemic lockdown in the spring, the level of economic activity was still well below the levels from the start of the year, the Fed said. "What that data shows is that the pace of the...
    A Pakistani man who was on trial for blasphemy after he claimed to be a prophet was shot dead Wednesday in a courtroom in the northern city of Peshawar. Tahir Ahmad Naseem was killed by a man who shouted he was an "enemy of Islam" before opening fire. Blasphemy is legally punishable by death in Pakistan, though no one has been executed for it. However, accusations of blasphemy have often led to violent attacks. PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER SAYS US 'MARTYRED' USAMA BIN LADEN Police officers gather at an entry gate of district court following the killing of Tahir Ahmad Naseem, who was in court accused of insulting Islam, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad) Video...
    A man walks past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, June 25, 2020.Al Drago | Reuters Republicans and Democrats appeared far from striking a coronavirus relief deal Wednesday as millions of Americans wait to see whether Congress will renew financial lifelines during an ongoing economic crisis. As negotiators cite little progress in talks and congressional leaders snipe at one another on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration again raised the prospect of a short-term plan to address only enhanced unemployment insurance and a federal eviction moratorium while the sides hash out a broader bill. Democrats have repeatedly rejected a temporary fix.  "As of now, we're very far apart," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the White House's chief negotiator, said Wednesday morning. He...
    WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — A Coventry man died in a fiery single-car crash on Interstate 95 in West Greenwich early Wednesday, Rhode Island State Police said. Kenneth Norberg, 55, was traveling south just after midnight Wednesday when his vehicle left the roadway, rolled over several times and caught on fire. Norberg was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The crash remains under investigation, but police said the preliminary investigation indicates that excessive speed appears to be a factor. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Massachusetts, Rhode Island
    Machine Gun Kelly says he has waited for eternity for Megan Fox in Instagram post Bears waive Tre Roberson What to Watch on Wednesday: The Weight of Gold delves into Olympians mental health struggles We know TV has a lot to offer, be it network, cable, premium channels, or streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Facebook Watch, and others. So EW is here to help, guiding you every single day to the things that should be on your radar. Check out our recommendations below, and click here to learn how you can stream our picks via your own voice-controlled smart-speaker (Alexa, Google Home) or podcast app (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play). © Provided by Entertainment Weekly...
    (CNN)Just when it seemed that Europe was getting to grips with the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19 appears to be spreading again.Germany's center for disease control, the Robert Koch Institute, said this week that a recent spike in cases was "very disturbing." In France, new daily cases have crept back to the same level as when its lockdown lifted in early May. Spain and Italy have also recorded increases. The growth in infections has been tied to an increase in movement linked to summer vacations, forcing many European countries to walk back their decisions to relax travel restrictions, Emma Reynolds writes. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned yesterday that there were signs of a second wave in Europe. Over the weekend, Johnson...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Generous amounts of sun is expected for most of the day on Wednesday and high will be back in the upper 80s. WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings | Local Radar | Weather App | Photos While most of the day will be dry, there will be a passing storm chance for places north of I-80. Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center In fact, those communities north of I-80 are under a marginal, level one out of five, five being the highest risk, risk of seeing severe storms. The chance is very low, if there is a severe storm warning issued, it would be due to strong wind gusts. Photo Credit:...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Illinois High School Athletic Association is meeting Wednesday and a decision could come on whether there will be high school sports in the fall.Thousands of student athletes across Illinois are waiting for this decision: will kids be able to play sports this fall?The IHSAis expected to make a decision Wednesday about the future of fall sports in a board meeting scheduled for this morning.The decision will take into account theCOVID-19 pandemic, and advice from Illinois Department of Public Health, State Board of Education and the Governor's Office.This week, Governor JB Pritzker said he has not issued any mandate involving high school sports at this point, but added, "It is something he's deeply concerned about and he's...
    Lewis returns to Capitol to lie in state How the Hamptons got even bougier in summer 2020 Zion Williamson expected to rejoin Pelicans on Wednesday, status for Thursday’s game unclear New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson returned to the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World on Friday, after having left for a family matter, and is in the middle of a mandatory four-day quarantine.  “In theory,” Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Monday, Williamson will be released from that quarantine on Tuesday afternoon.  Whether he’ll be ready for their first real game inside the bubble on Thursday night, however, remains to be seen. "Literally any player on our roster who went 13 days without doing any...
    BOSTON, MA - JULY 21: Nate Pearson #71 of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) Nate Pearson is making his MLB debut soon. The traveling roadshow that is the Buffalo/Toronto Blue Jays has plenty of young studs worth watching both in their lineup and in their starting rotation, chief among them right-handed pitcher and top prospect Nate Pearson. After weeks of consideration, the Blue Jays are ready to cut him loose and let him face MLB hitters. Per Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays, in need of a dominant ace to accentuate a promising young lineup, will allow Pearson to make his first MLB start against the Washington Nationals this Wednesday. #BlueJays plan to start Nate...
    Our favorite food events in Denver this week will have diners' palates zipping from Mexico to Japan, then to Maine and middle America. No matter what your preference or bank account balance, there's something to satisfy you on the menu. Keep reading to find out more and to learn about future food happenings. Monday, July 27 Toasting with mezcal can be a celebration of life, an honoring of those who have died, or a lifting of the palate before a good feast. Experience all three at Adelitas' Mezcal Vago dinner on Monday, July 27. Mezcal Vago's master distiller, Aquilino Garcia Lopez, passed away earlier this year, so the Mexican eatery's separate mezcal bar, La Doña, at 13 East Louisiana Avenue,...
    Rangers head to Toronto with an exhibition games against the Isles on Wednesday By: Frank Curto July 26, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe time has come for the New York Rangers to head north to Toronto with Phase 4 set to begin on Saturday, Aug. 1. Hockey has been an afterthought since the league shut down in late March, but now the Blueshirts will pack their bags, so goodbye to their families and head out to their hub city for their Qualifying Round contest against the Carolina Hurricanes. The team will be in their own bubble where they hope to avoid the COVID-19 virus when the...
    By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press A suburban Detroit woman was arraigned Friday on charges alleging that she set fire to an acquaintance's SUV in an act that was apparently caught on video and shows a woman get blown backward after igniting a liquid she had poured through the vehicle's rear window. Sydney Parham, of Fraser, was formally charged in a Clinton Township court on one count of third-degree arson in Wednesday's fire outside of an apartment complex in Harrison Township, northeast of Detroit. The 26-year-old was released on a $20,000 personal bond and has a court conference scheduled for Aug. 5. The video, which appears to have been shot from an upstairs window or balcony nearby, shows a woman wearing...
    Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts knelt during the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Giants in apparent support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Betts, who is Black, was the only Los Angeles player to kneel during the playing of the anthem, though teammates Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy placed their hands on his shoulders. Before the anthem, everyone except Giants relief pitcher Sam Coonrod knelt for a moment of silence in an act of solidarity with recent nationwide protests against police brutality. MORE: Yankees, Nationals kneel before anthem in D.C. opener This week has marked a surge in activism among MLB players, who have historically been quiet on the subject of racism. Reds first baseman Joey Votto was among several...
    A Texas mother and her two young daughters who vanished Wednesday on their way to a play date have been found dead, police have revealed. The bodies of Natalie Chambers, 31, and her daughters Isabel, four, and Elise, two, were tragically found by police just after 10am Thursday inside a blue 2008 Ford Escape in the Farmers Branch, Dallas. The Kauffman County Sheriff’s Office has not yet confirmed how the mother and her children died, or what led to their disappearance. Chambers and her girls had last been seen alive at around 8am on Wednesday when they left their home in Forney to attend a park playdate with friend in Grapevine, but failed to show. Natalie Chambers (above), 30,...
    Kim Kardashian was spotted filming her reality TV series on the same day she publicly addressed her husband Kanye West's bipolar battle amid his Twitter meltdowns.  The 39-year-old was joined by her sister Khloe and Khloe's ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson in Malibu on Wednesday as the trio were tailed by a Keeping Up With The Kardashians' film crew. It came less than 24 hours after Kanye's latest Twitter meltdown in which he said he'd been trying to get a divorce from Kim.  Kanye, who struggles with bipolar disorder, is currently at his ranch in Wyoming after a tumultuous week that featured several Twitter rants and a presidential rally in South Carolina.  His series of rambling tweets and remarks have ranged from...
    Two men were fatally shot in the Big Apple late Wednesday — one inside a Staten Island deli and the other across the street from his Brooklyn home, cops said. Kaseem Scott, 25, was blasted in the chest inside the Holland Deli on Richmond Terrace in Mariners Harbor around 9:30 p.m., police said. He was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to cops. Police sources said the shooting appears to be gang-motivated. No one was immediately arrested. Hours earlier, Armani Hamilton, 22, was shot twice in the torso on Pacific Street near Kingsborough 4th Walk in Crown Heights. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. Hamilton was gunned...
    Good news. If you forgot about Wednesday night's Virtual Town Hall hosted by Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer, there is a new chance to view it live, next week. The live-streamed broadcast was postponed until 6 p.m. next Wednesday, July 29. Billhimer.is expected to be joined by area police chiefs, pastors and state and county law enforcement officials, Billhimer said, noting that the original July 22 session was postponed  "due to circumstances beyond our control." Advance questions for the public officials listed below can still be submitted to www.ocponj.gov/21-21 and communityquestions@co.ocean.nj.us SEE ALSO: ORIGINAL July 7 article by clicking here or reading below: A Jersey Shore prosecutor plans a "virtual town hall" online meeting to discuss tensions between police and the community and the concept...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to give a speech Thursday in California about China at a time of escalated tensions between the two countries. The State Department said Pompeo’s address is titled “Communist China and the future of the free world.” The United States ordered the closure of China’s consulate in Houston, saying Wednesday the move was done to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” “We are setting out clear expectations for how the Chinese Communist Party is going to behave, and when they don’t, we’re going to take actions that protect the American people, protect our security, our national security, and also protect our economy and jobs,” Pompeo said Wednesday during a visit to...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to give a speech Thursday in California about China at a time of escalated tensions between the two countries. The State Department said Pompeo’s address is titled “Communist China and the future of the free world.” The United States ordered the closure of China’s consulate in Houston, saying Wednesday the move was done to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” “We are setting out clear expectations for how the Chinese Communist Party is going to behave, and when they don’t, we’re going to take actions that protect the American people, protect our security, our national security, and also protect our economy and jobs,” Pompeo said Wednesday during a visit to...
    (CNN)As countries around the world rush to shore up supplies of coronavirus vaccines before they have even been approved, the Trump administration on Wednesday announced a contract worth nearly $2 billion with Pfizer and a German biotechnology company to secure 100 million doses by the end of the year. The massive investment is part of America's Operation Warp Speed, a sprawling effort to deliver millions of safe and effective doses of a vaccine by January 2021. To meet that ambitious target, the US government has been snapping up contracts with the candidates most likely to succeed and throwing billions in federal funding at promising programs -- more than $5 billion so far. Similar efforts are also underway in the European...
    The Bold and the Beautiful recap for Wednesday, July 22 features Florence Fulton (Katrina Bowden) who was struggling to free herself from the radiator. Sally Spectra (Courtney Hope) wanted to make her as comfortable as possible and asked Dr. Penny Escobar (Monica Ruiz) to apologize to her for hitting her over her head, per Soaps. Penny mumbled an apology but it didn’t seem as if Flo bought it. The redhead still wanted Wyatt Spencer’s (Darin Brooks) baby because she had run out of options. Flo pointed out that Wyatt may not want to sleep with her but Sally alluded that he may want to grant her a “final wish.” The former croupier threatened both of her kidnappers but the ginger-haired...
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to give a speech Thursday in California about China at a time of escalated tensions between the two countries. The State Department said Pompeo’s address is titled “Communist China and the future of the free world.” The United States ordered the closure of China’s consulate in Houston, saying Wednesday the move was done to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” “We are setting out clear expectations for how the Chinese Communist Party is going to behave, and when they don’t, we’re going to take actions that protect the American people, protect our security, our national security, and also protect our economy and jobs,” Pompeo said Wednesday during a visit to...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that COVID-19 was on track to become the second leading cause of death in L.A. County. An officer directs traffic in front of a COVID-19 drive-through test site in Los Angeles on July 17. On Wednesday, health officials said coronavirus was on track to be the second leading cause of death in the county. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP-Getty) Health officials said that from January to June of last year, coronary heart disease was the top cause of death in the county — killing 6,000 people. In the first six months of 2020, COVID-19 has killed more than 3,400 people and was on track to claim...
    Hurricane Douglas could strengthen into a Category 3 storm and may hit Hawaii by Sunday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Wednesday.  “Douglas is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend, and there is an increasing chance that strong winds and heavy rainfall could affect portions of the state beginning on Sunday,” NHC said in an update Wednesday morning.  The storm had strengthened into a  Category 1 storm Wednesday morning, but NHC said additional strengthening is expected over the next day or two causing Douglas to possibly develop into a Category 3 or higher storm, CNN reported.  Douglas has hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 10 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds extending outward...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said it has shut down an illegal gambling operation in south San Antonio. The bust happened in the 300 block of East Mayfield Boulevard on Wednesday night. Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar is expected to provide details during a news conference at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. KSAT will livestream the news conference on this page. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Colorado Rockies reliever Scott Oberg will start the season on the injured list because of back soreness. Oberg was 6-1 with a 2.25 ERA and five saves in 49 games for the Rockies last season. He got a $13 million, three-year contract last winter. “It’s a little bit of a blow. Don’t think it will be long,” manager Bud Black said Wednesday, when announcing that the Rockies would start the season without the right-hander. Oberg briefly took over as the closer last year after Wade Davis struggled in that role. But a blood clot in Oberg’s right shoulder forced him to miss the final six weeks of the season and required offseason surgery. ...
    By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Chelsea was too hospitable as Anfield title party guests. Before collecting the the Premier League trophy, Liverpool won 5-3 on Wednesday to prevent Chelsea from sealing a Champions League spot. It leaves two of the four spots in Europe's elite competition still up for grabs in the Sunday's final round of games. Chelsea just needs a point against Europa League-chasing Wolverhampton to seal a top-four finish. And there will be a Champions League qualification showdown between Manchester United and Leicester. For the first time since September, United is back in the top four and Leicester has dropped out after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side drew 1-1 with West Ham on...
    A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on collision with a pickup truck in East Bethel, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, a 65-year-old man from Zimmerman, was traveling east on Viking Boulevard around 11:17 a.m. Wednesday when he crashed into the Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling south on Highway 65. First responders attempted lifesaving efforts but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorcyclist’s identity has not yet been released.Related Articles After George Floyd’s death, MN police training programs aim to do better on race Family wants charges in Lake Street pawnshop shooting; prosecutors seek witnesses Minneapolis police experience surge of departures in aftermath...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed is expected to provide an update Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. on the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.This update comes as cases continue to steadily rise in California, surpassing New York Wednesday as the state with the highest number of positive cases.California reported more than 12,800 COVID-19 cases in just a 24-hour period, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday during his update on the pandemic.This is the highest number of cases reported in one day in California since the start of the pandemic.RELATED: Coronavirus watch list: 34 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSan Francisco was added to the state's virus watch list on Friday, which forced indoor malls and non-essential...
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday will speak about combating violent crime in America’s major cities on Wednesday. The president has defended his recent decision to send federal law officials to major cities to help quell riots, crime, and violence despite heavy criticism from local Democrat officials. “Look at what’s going on. All run by Democrats. All run by very liberal Democrats. All run really by [the] radical left,” Trump said on Monday, referring to the ongoing violence. “We can’t let this happen in the cities.”  
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor London Breed is expected to provide an update Wednesday afternoon on the city's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.This update comes as cases continue to steadily rise in California, surpassing New York Wednesday as the state with the highest number of positive cases.California reported more than 12,800 COVID-19 cases in just a 24-hour period, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday during his update on the pandemic.This is the highest number of cases reported in one day in California since the start of the pandemic.RELATED: Coronavirus watch list: 34 California counties where COVID-19 is getting worseSan Francisco was added to the state's virus watch list on Friday, which forced indoor malls and non-essential offices to close...
    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A “fugitive of the week” sought by the U.S. Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday. John Cathcart, 55, was sought on multiple arrest warrants issued from Belknap County, Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said in a news release. The warrants included failing to appear on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and failing to appear on three outstanding narcotics charges. Cathart was in a segment Wednesday featured in local media and distributed to law enforcement officers statewide. Authorities said interviews led them to a porch in Laconia, where they found Cathcart. He was arrested without incident. It wasn’t immediately known...
    Wealthy Philadelphians tested at higher rates than poorer residents: ANALYSIS This Major Grocery Store Chain Is Opening Up 70 New Locations Ex-Wirecard CEO Rearrested on Claims He Hid Losses for Years (Bloomberg) -- Former Wirecard AG Chief Executive Officer Markus Braun and two other former officials were arrested as prosecutors said the company knew about massive losses as early as 2015. © Bloomberg Markus Braun, chief executive officer of Wirecard AG, pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The annual tech conference runs June 13 -14 and brings together future-shaping executives and investors. The trio conspired to obtain about 3.2 billion euros ($3.7 billion) in fraudulent loans,...
    LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A “fugitive of the week" sought by the U.S. Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday. John Cathcart, 55, was sought on multiple arrest warrants issued from Belknap County, Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeffrey White said in a news release. The warrants included failing to appear on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and failing to appear on three outstanding narcotics charges. Cathart was in a segment Wednesday featured in local media and distributed to law enforcement officers statewide. Authorities said interviews led them to a porch in Laconia, where they found Cathcart. He was arrested without incident. It wasn't immediately known if he had...
    The House on Wednesday will vote on removing Confederate statues from the Capitol, with Democrats saying "shameful reminders of systemic racism" no longer should be honored inside the home of U.S. democracy. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and members of the Congressional Black Caucus made the moral case for removing the statues that have symbolized America's history of slavery and oppression of African Americans. NOT ALL STATUES ARE THE SAME: PELOSI SAYS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REMOVING CONFEDERATE LEADERS, PAST PRESIDENTS "This day is about doing better," Hoyer, D-Md., said in a news conference ahead of the floor debate. "Recognizing our faults, not honoring them. And relegating them, yes, to history, but not to honor." The legislation would replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old...
    House Democrats will bring up a measure Wednesday that would force the removal of all Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol along with a handful of additional figures considered racially insensitive, including former Vice President John C. Calhoun and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. “We must make the clear and unequivocal statement that there is no room in this Capitol for those who have perpetrated hate and division in the United States of America,” Rep. G.K. Butterfield, a North Carolina Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill, said Wednesday. The House will bring up the measure under special rules that limit debate, prohibit amendments, and require two-thirds support of the entire voting body to pass the bill, which...
    As coronavirus ruined the US economy, these companies reaped dramatic profits, study says Fact check: Yes, theres a national coin shortage. Heres why The NBA is back: How to watch scrimmages on Wednesday For the first time since March 11th, NBA players will return to the court for actual games on Wednesday in the bubble environment in Orlando. The 2020 NBA regular season will resume on July 30th, and in the next week, each of the 22 teams at Disney World will play three scrimmage games as a tune-up. Instead of the usual 48-minute game length, quarters will be shortened to 10 minutes for scrimmages. © Provided by For The Win 16 of the scrimmages will be broadcast on...
    Montreal keeps wild card hopes alive with 1-0 win over DC Happy Birthday, Prince George! See photos of the young royal through the years Dow Dips on Rising U.S.-China Tensions, Pfizer Moves Higher Stocks fluctuated Wednesday after China said the U.S. ordered the closure of its consulate in Houston and President Donald Trump warned the coronavirus outbreak probably will get worse before it gets better. © TheStreet Dow Dips on Rising U.S.-China Tensions, Pfizer Moves Higher The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 12 points, or 0.05%, to 26,827, the S&P 500 rose 0.03% and the Nasdaq was up 0.2%. Load Error Pfizer jumped nearly 4% Wednesday after the drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech reached an...
    (CNN)In a clear shift from his previous optimistic assessments of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump returned to the lectern of the White House briefing room Tuesday to deliver a sober warning. "It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better," Trump said, in what has widely been regarded as a play to improve his political plight. "Something I don't like saying about things, but that's the way it is."In his first virus-related briefing since April, delivered against the backdrop of tumbling poll numbers and plummeting public confidence, Trump acknowledged that the outbreak was bad -- while simultaneously peddling multiple untruths -- and finally urged Americans to wear face masks, though he did not wear one himself. The same...
    (CNN)Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote on legislation Wednesday to expel Confederate statues from the US Capitol.The bill requires the removal of statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederacy, as well as three statues of men who defended slavery, segregation and racism, from the complex. The statues have come under fire before, but members of Congress have pushed with renewed urgency to address the matter in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and mass protests against systemic racism across the United States. The Senate also would have to pass the legislation for it to take effect. Republicans in that chamber have pushed back on congressional efforts to address the statues,...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – More rain and storms are possible throughout the day on Wednesday. WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings | Local Radar | Weather App | Photos Similar to Tuesday, rain and storms will start a little earlier than normal and will end earlier as mid-level energy will move through starting this morning with another burst early this afternoon. Photo Credit: KDKA Weather Center That will be the trigger for rain and in some cases storms to develop. Like yesterday, the time and window for storms will be a little earlier than normal due to the cause of all of this. Storms could arrive as early as 9:00 a.m. and could last...
    Eight people were injured after a crash involving multiple vehicles on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway early Wednesday. The incident occurred just past Connecticut Avenue, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Pete Piringer. The crash involved a jackknifed tractor trailer and a bus, he said. Two of the eight people injured were taken to local trauma centers. It was one of five crashes on the Outer Loop between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, WTOP’s Rich Hunter reported. Update – OL I495 Beltway, Jack-knifed tractor trailer & passenger vehicle, @MCFRS_EMIHS transported 8 total patients, incl 2 Pri2 traumas utilizing five (5) transport units, three (3) engines, one (1) truck, one (1) heavy squad, EMS703...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s Note: Watch the entire briefing in the video player above. Newsletter recipients can click here to access the video. San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff updated the community about the local response to COVID-19 in their daily briefing Tuesday night. Here are a few of the highlights: Nirenberg reported 31,867 total COVID-19 cases and 274 total deaths in Bexar County, as of Tuesday, an increase of 551 new cases. Twelve new deaths were reported today. City officials also reported that 1,166 patients are hospitalized, 435 are in the intensive care unit and 288 are on ventilators. There are 10% of staffed beds available and 47% of ventilators available. Nirenberg...