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    San Francisco Police arrested two individuals Saturday for running a meth lab out of a San Francisco hotel that is part of the city’s Alternative Housing program for homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic, according to local news outlet KTVU. A front desk worker at the Civic Center Motor Inn confirmed that the drug bust happened on Saturday but declined to comment further. A manager was not available. The San Francisco Police Department said officers were dispatched to the hotel at 2:30 PM “regarding a strong chemical odor emanating from a guest room.” SAN FRANCISCO REPORTER DETAILS 'DISASTER' OF CITY'S 'HOTELS FOR HOMELESS' PROGRAM “Officers conducted an investigation and discovered chemicals known to make narcotics, which were isolated...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti intensified penalties for people and properties hosting parties. On Wednesday, Garcetti announced that he authorized the city government to cut power and water to homes that host unlawful gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Tonight, I am authorizing the city to shut off Los Angeles Department of Water and Power service in the egregious cases in which houses, businesses, and other venues are hosting unpermitted large gatherings," he said during a press conference. "Starting on Friday night, if the LAPD responds and verifies that a large gathering is occurring at a property, and we see these properties re-offending time and time again, they will provide and initiate the process that DWP shut off...
    José Pablo Jofre FOLLOW Berlin Updated: 08/04/2020 12:10 PM Save With data from this Tuesday from the Robert Koch Epidemiological Institute (RKI) – the entity in charge of managing the figures on coronavirus cases in Germany-, the German association of medical officials (Marburger Bund) has assured this Tuesday that the country is already in the middle of a second wave. According to the president of the medical association, Susanne Johna, it is about a ‘second flat wave of cases’, In other words, there have been no sudden increases, but yes sharps on the numbers contagion. German hospitals are already prepared to face this scenario, adds Johna and recalls that “we all long for normality, but we are currently...
    After suggesting that the Beirut explosion may be an “attack,” Donald Trump on Wednesday walked back his comment and claimed that the cause of the incident is still not known, The Hill reported. “Whatever happened it’s terrible,” he said. “But they don’t really know what it is. Nobody knows yet. At this moment they’re looking — I mean how can you say accident.” According to Trump, United States intelligence is looking into the matter “very strongly,” and there is no consensus yet on whether the explosion was an attack or accident. “In any event, it was a terrible event and a lot of people were killed and a tremendous number of people were badly wounded, injured.” As The Inquisitr reported,...
    After suggesting that the Beirut explosion may be an “attack,” Donald Trump on Wednesday walked back his comment and claimed that the cause of the explosion is still not known, The Hill reported. “Whatever happened it’s terrible,” he said. “But they don’t really know what it is. Nobody knows yet. At this moment they’re looking — I mean how can you say accident.” According to Trump, United States intelligence is looking into the matter “very strongly,” and there is no consensus yet on whether the explosion was an attack or accident. “In any event, it was a terrible event and a lot of people were killed and a tremendous number of people were badly wounded, injured.” As The Inquisitr reported,...
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Hiroshima, Japan, marks the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Aug. 6, 1945, that killed 140,000 people. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CHICAGO,IL (WLS) -- Colorful Refrigerators are popping along some sidewalks on the city's West Side- but they aren't for sale. These refrigerators are called Love Fridges and they're being place to help supply families in need with nutritious foods."I noticed that through my feed these community fridges were popping up within New York and decided to go to one and stocked it. And I asked how can I get down? And that I was going to my home city of Chicago and wanted to make it happen over there," said Ramon Radius, founder of Love Fridges Chicago.Radius, a photographer, said he reached out to as many people he knew to make it happen. So far there are three current community...
    I GOT a Senior Citizens Railcard on my birthday this year. A present from the missus, who knows I like trains. And also to remind me just how old and decrepit I am. 8We must get on with life to kickstart the economy and accept risk is part of thatCredit: Getty Images - Getty It arrived three days after ­lockdown started. Hasn’t been used once and isn’t likely to be used any time soon. I’m at the much milder end of the list of people who are likely to suffer most from this annoying virus. The stats say that as a smoker — a heavy smoker — I’m much, much less likely to catch the thing. But if I do...
    A KETAMINE nose spray that "might be able to relieve suicidal thoughts" has been approved by the FDA. Spravato is the "first and only" medicine to help relieve patients after only one dosage and is expected to provide relief within 24 hours. 3Spravato has been approved by the FDA The spray is made with esketamin - which is a stronger version of the party drug ketamine. The Belgian manufacturers said that the drug provides "significant symptom relief" for suicidal adults while they wait for other anti-depressants to work. Theresa Nguyen from Mental Health America told Metro: "Many people who live with depression know all too well the feeling of desperation. "If that major depression progresses to active suicidal...
    “Show me that age and country where the rights and liberties of the people were placed on the sole chance of their rulers being good men, without a consequent loss of liberty! I say that the loss of that dearest privilege has ever followed, with absolute certainty, every such mad attempt." ~ Patrick Henry Imagine if the media, politicians, and corporate health care industry would have told people they'd be restricted and forced to wear masks indefinitely because of a virus that is no worse than a pandemic flu for most people? Well, this entire lockdown mentality would have never gotten off the ground. Which is why it started with a sensible idea of 15 days to slow the...
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. officials said Wednesday there is no indication the massive explosion in Lebanon that killed at least 135 people was an attack, contradicting President Donald Trump who said American generals told him it was likely caused by a bomb.The officials, speaking only on condition of anonymity to discuss internal assessments, said that while it was not out of the realm of possibility that the blast was deliberately caused, the belief so far was that it was most likely an accident.From the outset, U.S. officials have said that they did not know the cause of the initial fire and explosions that set off the larger blast. But they say they do believe the reports out of Lebanon claiming a...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said his family has received death threats and public harassment over the course of his work on the White House Coronavirus Task Force. As Fauci spoke to CNN’s Sanjay Gupta about how he has been holding up throughout the pandemic, he was also asked about how his family has fared throughout the health crisis. Fauci said his wife and daughters are “fine” where they are, but then he spoke of the “stress” his children have seen and “the really unseemly things that crises bring out in the world.” “Getting death threats for me and my family and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just, I mean, it’s amazing,” Fauci...
    Denver police opened a homicide investigation after firefighters discovered the bodies of two children and three adults inside a Green Valley Ranch home that burned overnight, authorities announced Wednesday morning. Investigators have evidence the fire at 5312 N. Truckee St. was intentionally set, Joe Montoya, chief of the Denver Police Department’s investigations division, said at a morning news conference. “We have indication through some evidence that it was arson,” Montoya said, declining to elaborate on what investigators have found. Family and friends gathered at the scene say those who were killed are from the same family, which immigrated several years ago from Senegal. People from Colorado’s Senegalese community rushed to neighborhood after hearing word of the deaths, and they plan...
    On Tuesday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewed two owners of a New Jersey gym who had been arrested for reopening their gym against laws regarding the coronavirus, and a heated confrontation ensued, with one owner ripping Cuomo, saying, “You’re knocking Trump because of the total numbers,” and pointing out that “53.3 percent of the deaths from 0.6 percent of population” are “a fucking stat that nobody’s talking about.” Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, the owners of Atilis Gym, appeared with Cuomo, who began the interview by noting the pair had been arrested and “charged with defying the state’s COVID restrictions last week.” He played a videotape of the men kicking in the plywood barricade at the front door of their...
    Ammonium nitrate, which Lebanese authorities have said caused the devastating Beirut blasts, is an odorless crystalline substance commonly used as a fertilizer and has caused numerous industrial explosions over the decades. These notably include one at a Texas fertilizer plant in 2013 that killed 15 and was ruled deliberate, a North Korean railway blast that left 161 dead in 2004, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. When combined with fuel oils, ammonium nitrate creates a potent explosive widely used in the construction industry, but also by insurgent groups such as the Taliban for improvised explosives. Two tons of it were used to create the bomb in the 1995 Oklahoma City attack that destroyed a federal building, leaving 168 people dead. Get...
    Lebanese cabinet members have ordered an unspecified number of Beirut port officials to be put under house arrest as an investigation into how the substance believed to have caused a massive, deadly explosion was stored at the port for years, numerous sources reported.  As the death toll from the explosion inches past 100 people, with thousands more injured, Beirut’s hospitals have been inundated with patients, and countless are left with destroyed homes. An official letter surfaced online after the Tuesday explosion, revealing that the head of the customs department had warned over the years of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate stored in a hangar in the port, asking for a way to remove it, the AP reported. A picture...
    Television news started showing the images Monday night in prime time: hundreds of people at a mansion on Mullholland Drive, mingling, dancing and showing very little social distancing despite pleas from health officials to avoid social gatherings as COVID-19 continues to spread. Police responded, but the party kept going. Then, after midnight, shots rang out. One woman died, and four other people were injured. The Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating what prompted the shooting and is searching for suspects. The incident is the latest in a string of big house parties, many in the Hollywood Hills. Some have turned violent and involved gunfire. At a time when bars and nightclubs are closed, concern is growing that people...
    Podcast host Joe Rogan said Tuesday he believes that many people are “very uncomfortable” about 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mental state heading into the election cycle. “I believe there is also a large group of people that are very uncomfortable with a man who seems to be mentally compromised winning the election and doing so by hiding,” Rogan said on his popular podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience” Tuesday. (RELATED: 20 Percent Of Likely Democratic Voters Believe Biden Is Suffering From Dementia: Poll) “He was just at another thing the other day and he forgot where he was,” Rogan said of the former vice president’s frequent slip-ups during infrequent public interviews. Joe Rogan on Joe Biden: “I believe there is also...
    Donald Trump lamented Wednesday that his debates with Joe Biden won't hold any weight since thousands of Americans would have already cast their ballots due to early and mail-in voting measures. 'We should have the debates. The one problem I have, the debate's very late. It's at the end of September and a lot of ballots will already be cast by that time,' Trump told Fox & Friends during a call-in interview Wednesday morning. 'They want to make the debates as late as possible.' Trump also suggested that Biden has not said he wants to participate in the three scheduled debates. 'I'm ready to debate, I don't care,' the president told the Fox News morning show panel. 'I hear he...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump said Wednesday that former President Barack Obama's eulogy at John Lewis' funeral -- which at points was aimed at voting rights and the election -- was "terrible," adding that "It showed his anger there that people don't see."The President -- who did not attend the civil rights' icon's funeral and in a recent interview bellyached about Lewis skipping his inauguration -- cast Obama's speech in a racist stereotype. But others saw a passionate defense of voting rights while honoring a man who risked his life to earn them."I thought it was a terrible speech. It was an angry speech. It showed his anger there that people don't see. He lost control and he's been really hit very...
    SAN ANTONIO – Port San Antonio is the technology hub of the Alamo City and it is seemingly growing by the day — and the companies on the campus are growing as well. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are relying on E-commerce and deliveries. Now, Plus One Robotics, a local startup at Port SA, is becoming an instrumental part of the world-wide delivery service. “We’ve kind of gone from zero to almost 40 people here in the last three years,” Paul Hvass, COO of Plus One Robotics said. Hvass and his team are now part of a core workflow of FedEx delivery services. “We have developed some robots that help them. It’s called “Induction.” So we’re inducting...
    Which is the best strategy for finding a partner? Playing hard to get or letting people know you're interested? Both have scientific evidence to back them up. The 'reciprocity of attraction' says we like people who like us. On the other end of the spectrum, there's the primitive appeal of 'the chase'. Playing hard to get relies on the philosophy that if something comes too easy, it's less appealing. The harder we have to work for it, the more we appreciate it. 'The Rules', a much-hyped dating book published in the late 90s, encouraged women to play as hard as they possibly could. It's since been branded both anti-men and anti-feminist – rules like 'Don't talk to a man first'...
    (CNN)Despite objections from a majority of its residents, a South Dakota city is preparing to host what some locals say is the largest gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world.Visitors have already begun trickling into the town of 7,000 for the 80th Annual City of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. They are expected to number in the tens of thousands by the time the event -- 10 days of drag racing, music concerts and other festivities -- kicks off on Friday.The celebration -- which usually draws about 500,000 people -- will take place as the coronavirus pandemic remains out of control in cities across the country and health experts warn against large gatherings that help fuel the spread. South Dakota has reported...
    The Lebanese authorities opened an investigation into the causes of the strong explosion that shook the port of the capital. What happened? We already know some details The people of Lebanon are trying to recover from the horror caused by a strong explosion in the port of Beirut that left dozens dead and thousands wounded in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday. The Ministry of Health talks about at least 78 fatalities and more than 4,000 woundedFigures that authorities fear will increase given the number of missing people who may be among the rubble of collapsed buildings. The incident also caused serious material damage to the port and surrounding areas. The President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, declared three days of...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States stands ready to assist the Lebanese people after the massive explosion that rocked Beirut. “I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to all those affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut today,” Pompeo said in a Tuesday afternoon statement. “We are closely monitoring and stand ready to assist the people of Lebanon as they recover from this tragedy.” The blast, which left thousands injured and at least 73 dead, happened at about 6 p.m. local time and paralyzed the Lebanese capital. Hospitals were overloaded as thousands of wounded residents attempted to get treatment and locate family members. People evacuate wounded after of a...
    A huge explosion in port warehouses near central Beirut killed more than 50 people, injured over 2,750 and sent shockwaves that shattered windows, smashed masonry and shook the ground across the Lebanese capital. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise further after Tuesday's blast as emergency workers dug through rubble to rescue people and remove the dead. It was the most powerful explosion in years to hit Beirut, which is already reeling from an economic crisis and a surge in coronavirus infections. Lebanon's interior minister said initial information indicated highly explosive material, seized years ago, that had been stored at the port had blown up. Israel, which has fought several wars with Lebanon, denied any role and offered...
    WEDDED bliss is often said to be the key to a happy life. But with Covid forcing thousands of couples to put off tying the knot, what if marriage is NOT the answer to ever-lasting happiness? 10According to psychologists in the US, happiness levels are virtually the same whether you're married or notCredit: Getty Psychologists at Michigan State University in the US studied 7,532 people over 40 years and found happiness levels are virtually the same for married couples and those who stayed unattached throughout. Here Kim Lambourne, 44, of Maidenhead, Berks, explains why she is happy to be single... I HAVE always found it strange, even from an early age, that everyone is so obsessed with finding a...
    A woman who had two have all ten toes amputated after developed sepsis from a strep throat infection is now defying the odds by preparing to run a marathon.   Maria Papalia-Meier, 46, from Plainville, Massachusetts, fell ill in 2014, fell seriously ill in 2014, when she developed a variety of terrifying symptoms, including body rashes, aches, fever, hallucinations and shortness of breath. Maria thought she had the flu but rushed herself to the hospital to get medical attention as her condition worsened. Overcoming the odds: Maria Papalia-Meier, 46, from Massachusetts, had to have all ten of her toes amputated in 2014 - but she hasn't let that stop her from taking up running  Sickness: In 2014, Maria fell seriously...
    Oprah Winfrey said on video that white privilege and whiteness give white people a leg up over people of color in all situations. In a recent seminar about what it means to be white, the self-made billionaire told white people that they're racist even when they might not realize that they are racist. Her white guests agreed. What are the details? In a recent episode of "The Oprah Conversation," Winfrey and NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho spoke to several white guests who admitted their racism. During the episode — titled "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man: Part 1" — Winfrey said, "There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people —...
    A California woman is going viral for a Twitter thread packed with advice for what people should do before they get married. Twitter user @cxkenobxkerry shared the advice on July 23, warning others to discuss subjects like children, religion, and finances before they tie the knot — and to evaluate sexual compatibility, too. The marriage checklist has certainly resonated on the social media platform, where over 220,000 people have liked her thread and 61,000 have retweeted it. Viral: Twitter user @cxkenobxkerry is going viral for a Twitter thread packed with advice for what people should do before they get married Suggestions: She shared the advice on July 23, and it has has certainly resonated on the social media platform, where over 220,000...
    (CBS4/CNN) – Twelve people were hospitalized in Wyoming on Monday after several hot air balloons crashed to the ground, officials said. Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people crashed, according to the Jackson Hole Fire Chief. Authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. local time reporting that three sightseeing balloons had gone down near the foothills of the Teton Village Resort Community, which is located about 12 miles northwest of Jackson. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said each balloon “landed hard under unknown circumstances”. Of the 36 people on board the balloons, 11 were transported to local hospitals and one was transported to a Level 1 trauma center in Idaho Falls. Clinton Phillips, along with his...
    Crystal Cox/Insider Vitamin D does not reduce the risk of depression, despite the commonly-held belief, according to a new study of more than 18,000 older adults.  Previous research suggested that increased risk of depression is linked to a lack of vitamin D, known as "the sunshine vitamin." Researchers found clear evidence that vitamin D supplements did not improve mental health compared to a placebo in older adults. More research is needed to see whether it may benefit more at-risk groups.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite the commonly-held belief that a little sunshine can brighten up your mood, research suggests that vitamin D does not reduce the risk of depression in the long-term.  Vitamin D, known...
    Amanda Marcotte August 4, 2020 5:05PM (UTC) One of the most frustrating things for both Democrats and the investigative journalists who worked tirelessly to expose Donald Trump's seemingly unending frauds, was how little Trump's base seemed to care that he was a liar and a cheat. The evidence of Trump's sociopathic disregard for business ethics, or any ethics at all, is overwhelming. Trump cheated people who worked for him, finding ways to refuse to pay them. He spent decades engaged in tax fraud, reaping hundreds of millions through the process. Trump's claims to be a billionaire appear the inverse of reality, where he was a billion dollars in the red, making him the photonegative of a billionaire. Trump University was a scam, described in...
    Its a "real shame" that coronavirus relief bill talks remain in a stalemate, as people need assistance right away, Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday.  "(Senate Majority Leader) Mitch McConnell is the leader of the majority of the party in charge, and he hasnt called us together since the first COVID package went out," the West Virginia Democrat said on CNNs "New Day." "Knowing that wed run into the wall that we have, knowing theyre not going to talk, somebody has to start talking. A lot of us are gathered, trying to get ideas of what would you agree to on this." Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon...
    At least 12 terminally ill New Jersey residents have ended their own lives under the state’s new aid-in-dying law which went into effect one year ago. The government released new data Friday offering the first official summary of how the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act has played out in the state. The report shows from August 1, 2019, when the law went into effect, through December 31, 12 people ended their lives under the provisions of the law. They were between the ages of 50 and 93. Six were men and six were women, according to the Department of Health report. Seven of them had cancer, the state’s second most common cause of death after heart...
    President Donald Trump took aim at protesting athletes again on Tuesday, tweeting that people 'are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!' Although some NFL players have done so since 2016, athletes across the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have recently begun kneeling in protest of racism during The Star-Spangled Banner. However, despite Trump's claim, the leagues' television audiences do not appear to have suffered.    For instance, the NBA restarted its pandemic-interrupted season at Disney World last week, averaging an impressive 2.9 million viewers for its first doubleheader on TNT.  Specifically, that night's Lakers-Clippers game averaged 3.4 million viewers, more than doubling TNT's average regular season audience, according to multiple reports. Meanwhile Friday's Rockets-Mavericks game drew...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — Twelve people were hospitalized in Wyoming on Monday after several hot air balloons crashed to the ground, officials said. Three hot air balloons carrying a total of 36 people crashed, according to the Jackson Hole Fire Chief. Authorities received a call just after 8 a.m. local time reporting that three sightseeing balloons had gone down near the foothills of the Teton Village Resort Community, which is located about 12 miles northwest of Jackson. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesperson said each balloon “landed hard under unknown circumstances”. Of the 36 people on board the balloons, 11 were transported to local hospitals and one was transported to a Level 1 trauma center in Idaho Falls. Clinton Phillips,...
    Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. are taking part in an exhibition, not engaging in a fight. Photos by Dean Toole on Instagram and Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Business Insider Mike Tyson's exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. is the boxing equivalent of a circus act. It's not a real fight, as evidenced by the fact that there won't be judges and the pair have been forbidden from going for a knockout. Tyson showed how serious he is about his September 12 exhibition with Jones Jr. when he signed the contract while smoking marijuana. It is already building toward being one of the most talked-about combat sports events of 2020 even though the fighters have a combined...
    The man who sounded an alarm that the U.S. was facing a pandemic, and was grossly unprepared to deal with it, has some harsh words for the government’s efforts thus far. “Despite ample warning, the U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus. And despite its considerable advantages — immense resources, biomedical might, scientific expertise — it floundered,” Ed Yong, who warned in 2018 of another pandemic, writes in September issue of The Atlantic. “While countries as different as South Korea, Thailand, Iceland, Slovakia, and Australia acted decisively to bend the curve of infections downward, the U.S. achieved merely a plateau in the spring, which changed to an appalling upward slope in the summer.” Yong said he has spoken...
    President Donald Trump asked this Sunday for the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, responsible for the terrorist attack with explosive devices at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Three people died and 264 were injured. An appeals court decided last Friday revoke the death penalty to which Tsarnaev He was convicted in 2015 and three of his other 30 convictions. The court order maintains life in federal prison. Trump criticized the decision on Twitter with the message: “Death penalty! Killed and seriously injured many. Justice!”. Rarely has anybody deserved the death penalty more than the Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The court agreed that this “was one of the worst domestic terrorist attacks since the...
    As coronavirus cases continue to rise across much of the US, top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci warned that states need to heed the warning signs when the percentage of people testing positive each day starts to tick upward.  And when it does, they may need to reconsider their reopening schedules, warned Dr Fauci in an interview with JAMA editor-in-chief Dr Howard Bauchner.  'There's a real potential pattern,' Dr Fauci said.  'It's become clear now that...if you look back at the states that in the Southern region have surged up and accounted for the 60,000-70,000 cases a day [we've been seeing]...prior to the surging, you could detect an early increase for any given state.'  He noted that those increases...
    THE World Health Organisation has said there may never be "a silver bullet" for treating coronavirus - and claimed the bug kills 0.6% of patients. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the chief of the health body, issued the stark warning earlier today as countries across the globe rush to find a vaccine for Covid-19. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said there may never be a "silver bullet" for treating coronavirusCredit: AFP or licensors 7 Dr Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing in Geneva earlier today that there is a chance that a vaccine may never be found for the bug which has killed over 688,000 people...
    Hi there, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories: Personal FinanceThe people who handle racial discrimination complaints in the workplace are divided on how big of a problem it is A new survey looks into a disconnect among human resource professionals, who are often the first hear reports of discrimination. Like ‘punching a time clock through your webcam’: How employers are keeping tabs on remote workers during the pandemic Meanwhile, ‘individuals working in brick-and-mortar establishments have fewer rights; fewer opportunities to express concerns around privacy.’ Here’s where things stand on the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits that expired on Friday Democrats are holding firm on the extra $600 a week unemployed Americans received through July 31 as part of...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities gardener spent days agonizing over every breath battling COVID-19. Terry Tauger beat the virus earlier this summer. But, as WCCO found, the stigma of being infected lingers and it’s something he’s lived through before. Terry Tauger spent long days working on lawns in June and didn’t think much of it when he started to feel run down. “So I kind of passed it off as just being exhausted,” Tauger said. A week later, when it coupled with a cough, the 51-year-old tested positive for COVID-19. “Then, quickly after testing it just got worse,” Tauger said. Tauger lost his taste and smell.  He had body aches for days and his fever spiked to more than...
    Johnson's inaccurate statement echoes Donald Trump's claim in March that the virus was on par with, and possibly less deadly, than the flu. Thousands have died since then. From the August 3 edition of "War Room: Pandemic," the podcast started by former Trump White House chief strategist Steve Bannon: RAHEEM KASSAM, co-host: Do you agree with the general thesis that this is effectively the president running against the pandemic here? And this is the enemy that they're setting up for him to face? It's not Joe Biden, it's the coronavirus, the CCCP virus?   SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): Well, they realize that the best way to defeat Joe Biden is to reduce the fear on COVID. If people really looked...
    (CNN) – A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the agency said in a statement Friday. The onion recall will include red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International. So...
    Rep. Karen Bass, a top contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate, said in 1992 that the burning of hundreds of liquor stores during the L.A. riots was a “miracle” because it rid poor neighborhoods of hotspots for crime and drug activity.  Bass was a community activist at the time focused on shutting down liquor stores, many of which were owned by Korean immigrants.  The Democrat gave several interviews after the riots on the liquor store issue. She told The New York Times at the time that while arson was not the ideal path to force liquor stores closed, the burnings accomplished what her activist group had tried for years to achieve. As a community organizer in Los...
    On Sunday, upset by the scene in Portland where leftist activists burned Bibles, former NFL star and Heisman Trophy Winner Herschel Walker called out professional sports for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, asserting, “I don’t think that’s right.” Walker, who graduated his high school as the valedictorian and won the Heisman Trophy in 1982 to become the only player in NCAA history to finish in the top three in Heisman voting in all three of his collegiate seasons, stated, “For the first time in a long time I stopped in the middle of my workout because last night I saw something that really, really disturbed me. I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy...
    The owners and captain of a New York City party boat were arrested Saturday night after hosting an “illegal party,” according to law enforcement. New York City deputy sheriffs intercepted the Liberty Belle riverboat after receiving a complaint that it was hosting a large party, The New York Times reported. The 600-person boat had hosted more than 170 people, the New York Sheriff’s Office said. “Deputy Sheriffs intercept the Liberty Belle at Pier 36 & arrest owners and captain for illegal party: violation of social distancing provisions of the Mayor’s and Governor’s Emergency Orders,” the New York Sheriff’s Office tweeted early Sunday morning. (RELATED: There Might Never Be A ‘Silver Bullet’ Coronavirus Vaccine, WHO Director Warns) 8/1/2020: Deputy Sheriffs intercept...
    U.S. District Judge Esther Salas is pictured in a YouTube screenshot. (Credit: ABC 7 NY/YouTube) NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — In her first public comments since a lawyer known for his misogynistic screeds shot and killed her son and seriously injured her husband at their home, a federal judge in New Jersey called for more privacy and protections for people in her field in the face of mounting cyberthreats. In a video statement released Monday, U.S. District Judge Esther Salas noted that serving as a judge involves “making tough calls” that sometimes leave people angry and upset. But she said judges should not have to “live in fear for our lives” because personal information, such as home addresses, can be easily...
    GENTLE READERS: This summer’s damper on recreational travel gives us pause to muse about tourism itself. Judith Martin  There are those of us who, much as we cherish our hometowns, are yearning to be somewhere else — revisiting another beloved place, or just roaming around. Then there are those who live at popular destinations, and have a love-hate relationship with tourists: love the money, hate the crowds. And some are in both those categories: We can’t stand those awful people who come here, but we feel free to grace someplace else. Miss Manners is not given to bashing tourists. Considering how she likes to travel, it would be unbecoming. When others brag of frequenting places “where none of the tourists...
              Nashville Metro At-Large Council Member Steve Glover, in a fiery Facebook Live video, criticized the city’s 34 percent tax increase and said Nashville is “at war” to save its economy as people are afraid of COVID-19. Glover posted the video on his Facebook page last week. Glover said it’s time to reopen Nashville and that “laying off people is not taking care of our city.” Posted by Steve Glover on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 “Do you know how many people had to get laid off and let go this week because of all of the shenanigans that are being played downtown?” Glover asked. “Now they can say whatever they want to...
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — A religious gathering had officials in Des Plaines walking a fine line Sunday night. As CBS 2’s Marissa Parra reported, video shows many people at the Big Tent Revival did not appear to be following COVID-19 guidelines, and this weekend, the City of Des Plaines was trying to determine when and whom to issue $750 citations. Hundreds of people standing and sitting side-by-side and shaking hands without masks is a rare sight in Illinois at the time of the coronavirus. For well over a week, hundreds have gathered in and around a tent in Des Plaines to listen to traveling evangelist Torben Søndergaard. As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reported last week, the City of Des...
    Earthquake : This Friday, Indonesia was the victim of a double tragedy when facing an earthquake of magnitude 7.5 followed by a tsunami. The earthquake occurred on land and had a depth of 10 kilometers with the epicenter on the island of Sulawesi. According to the Indonesian authorities, 2.4 billion people have been affected by this disaster. More than 600 people are hospitalized. And this Monday, the burials of the victims began.
    Doctor Deborah Birx warned on Sunday that as the novel coronavirus pandemic enters a new phase that is impacting both those in rural and urban places equally, some people may need to start wearing masks even when they are at home. As The New York Times reports, the coordinator of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force warned those in the U.S. that the disease wasn’t the same as it was when it first started to impact the United States. Initially, the virus was mostly seen in urban areas and ports of entry for travel, such as New York City, Seattle, and San Francisco. This is something that those who live in less populated towns need to take seriously, she suggested....
    EL PASO, Texas (AP) – When Stephanie Melendez, her husband and two young daughters tested positive for the coronavirus, the person she most wanted to call was her father. “I’m married. I have my family. He was still the one I called when I got sick and he’d bring me Gatorade,” said Melendez, 32. “So when we get this virus that’s been all over the news — oh — my dad’s not there for me to call. It just kind of hits home a little harder.” Her father, David Johnson, was shielding his wife and granddaughter when a gunman who authorities say was targeting Latinos at a crowded Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso fatally shot him...
    Actress Lena Dunham (“Girls”) recalled her harrowing battle with COVID-19 in a dramatic, sometimes elegiac Instagram post on Saturday. According to Dunham, she contracted COVID-19 in mid-March and decided to share her experience to combat the “carelessness with which so many in the United States are treating social distancing.” “…seeing the carelessness with which so many in the United States are treating social distancing, people jogging without masks and parties on Instagram, I feel compelled to be honest about the impact this illness has had on me, in the hopes that personal stories allow us to see the humanity in what can feel like abstract situations,” she began. “The fact is, the coronavirus kills people. We know that. But it...
    Congresswoman Karen Bass — reportedly on Joe Biden’s VP shortlist — faced questions on Fox News Sunday about her past comments about Fidel Castro and her past travel to Cuba. Chris Wallace pressed Bass over her statement on the passing of Fidel Castro, which read, “The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba.” He also questioned Bass about how she visited Cuba multiple times in the 70s, asking, “What was it about Castro in Cuba that you found so appealing at that time and do you now regret your involvement and considerable time spent in a communist dictatorship?” “When I went to Cuba over 40 years ago when I was in my...
    One of the (very hidden) blessings of quarantine is being able to catch up on years of pop culture that I missed. For the past few months, I’ve been obsessed with The Expanse book series and television show. If you, like me, have been living under a rock, The Expanse (binge it here) is the revolutionary television phenomenon that has been making WIRED writers lose our collective shit for the past five years. The crew of the spaceship Rocinante travel around space, dealing with inter-planetary strife in a lived-in universe that hews to actual scientific principles. In a recent Gadget Lab podcast episode, my colleague Alan Henry told me that the distinctive duffels in The Expanse are not props. They’re...
    When I talk to officers about a police shooting, they usually ask some version of the same question: “So, what did they do?” The second half of the question — “to deserve it” — is assumed. Running the Center for Policing Equity means I work with departments that want to reduce bias and violence. Yet the assumption that victims, particularly Black victims, must have deserved their fate is deeply ingrained. Even reform-minded officers start by fitting each shooting into a story they think they’ve seen before: resistant suspect shot by threatened officer. If I begin telling a different story, about the violence of poverty or the fear of police brutality, officers search for the “real” reason — and change becomes...
    On Saturday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke to local media as NFL pre-season training begins to ramp up. Brees opened with a statement regarding the controversy surrounding his June 3 interview with Yahoo Finance during which he was asked about anthem-kneeling. The quarterback stated that he has always “felt compelled to serve,” which is allegedly why he and his wife moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After expressing that his time in the city has been incredibly “rewarding,” Brees addressed the interview directly. NOLA has provided the following partial transcript: Going back to my comment on June 3, to think for a second that New Orleans or the state of Louisiana or the black community would think that I...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 34 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. After 24 hours, this inoculated XLD agar culture plate cultivated colonial growth of Gram-negative, rod-shaped and facultatively anaerobic Salmonella sp. bacteria. A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. (Photo credit: CDC) “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has...
    BALTIMORE (CNN) –– A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the agency said in a statement Friday. The onion recall will include red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International....
    The actress shared that she closed her boutique, so she was forced to fire the employees who worked with her. Yadhira Carrillo Photo: Angel Delgado / Agencia Reforma Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, many businesses have had to close their doors, this is the case of the actress’s clothing store Yadhira Carrillo, who confessed that he had to liquidate his employees, since he would no longer need their services during the health emergency. During her last meeting with the media in the North prison in Mexico City, where she goes to visit her husband Juan Collado, the television star shared that her boutique, where she offers clothes for children and babies, remains closed...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the agency said in a statement Friday. The onion recall will include red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International. So...
    (CNN) — A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the agency said in a statement Friday. The onion recall will include red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International. So...
    TikTok responds to Trump: Millions in US using app for connection amid pandemic Report: More than five St. Louis Cardinals players test positive for COVID-19 Lea Thompson backs up Brad Garretts claim that Ellen DeGeneres treated people horribly: True story © JB Lacroix / Getty Images Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Lea Thompson responded to claims about Ellen DeGeneres. JB Lacroix / Getty Images Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Lea Thompson agreed with Brad Garrett's claim that it was "common knowledge" that Ellen DeGeneres mistreated people. Garrett said on Twitter Friday that the reportedly toxic work environment at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" "comes from the top." He added that it's "common knowledge" that the host treated people "horribly." The "Back to the...
    Lea Thompson responded to claims about Ellen DeGeneres. JB Lacroix / Getty Images Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Lea Thompson agreed with Brad Garrett's claim that it was "common knowledge" that Ellen DeGeneres mistreated people. Garrett said on Twitter Friday that the reportedly toxic work environment at "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" "comes from the top." He added that it's "common knowledge" that the host treated people "horribly." The "Back to the Future" actress responded to Garrett's comment and wrote, "True story. It is." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Lea Thompson seconded Brad Garrett's claim that it was "common knowledge" that Ellen DeGeneres mistreated people on her show. Amid negative reports containing accounts from current and former employees describing a toxic...
    A multistate outbreak of salmonella poisoning that has sickened almost 400 people in 31 states has been traced back to red onions, federal health officials said. And a company based in Bakersfield, California is the likely source of the potentially contaminated onions, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Although the investigation has determined that red onions are the likely source of this outbreak, Thomson International, Inc. has notified FDA that it will be recalling all varieties of onions that could have come in contact with potentially contaminated red onions, due to the risk of cross-contamination,” the agency said in a statement Friday. The onion recall will include red, white, yellow and sweet onions from Thomson International. So far salmonella...
    Lea Thompson backed fellow actor Brad Garrett's claims about Ellen DeGeneres' infamously bad behavior on her personal Twitter page on Friday.  'True story. It is,' wrote the 59-year-old Back to the Future star in response to Garrett's sentiment that Ellen's mistreatment is 'common knowledge' in Hollywood. On Thursday night, Garrett also revealed  that he happens to 'know more than one who were treated horribly by [Ellen],' though he did not provide any specific allegations. True Story: Lea Thompson substantiated fellow actor Brad Garrett's claims about Ellen DeGeneres' infamously bad behavior on her personal Twitter page on Friday; Lea pictured in 2019 Garrett added that allegations of mistreatment came 'from the top' and he made sure to tag DeGeneres' personal Twitter account.  'Sorry...
    The Texas-based doctor praised by President Trump after she alleged hydroxychloroquine can cure COVID-19 is doubling down on her controversial claim.  On Thursday, Dr Stella Immanuel, 55, was interviewed by The Houston Chronicle outside her office in the city where she once again endorsed the experimental drug.  'We have not lost one patient yet,' Immanuel told the publication, adding that she has used hydroxychloroquine treated over 400 people stricken with COVID-19 - including asthmatics, diabetics and the elderly.  She says there have been studies that show the drug's efficacy, but believes they are being deliberately suppressed by big pharma, who stand to profit off future treatments for the illness.    'Whenever we have two or three studies that show it works,...
    People in North Korea are “unconvinced” by the Kim regime’s claim that an infected defector returning to his homeland caused the current “national maximum emergency” over the Chinese coronavirus, Radio Free Asia (RFA) revealed Thursday. According to the state propaganda outlet Rodong Sinmun, the recent declaration was the result of the man returning to the area near his hometown Kaesong on July 19, having tested positive for the coronavirus. Sources who spoke with RFA on the condition of anonymity said locals do not buy the story. “Some conscious residents point out that the authorities are trying to put the blame for the failure of the coronavirus quarantine on a single North Korean refugee who has re-entered North Korea,” said the source, who comes from North Hamgyong...
    By contrast, the state does very little to support pregnant people and ensure families thrive once a child is born. Alabama opted out of the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, leaving many people uninsured.  The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that uninsured women receive less prenatal care and are more likely to experience adverse outcomes, including low birth weight and infant mortality. The state also refuses to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers and offers only unpaid family leave, capped at 12 weeks.  The situation is very similar in Texas, which also has a 22-week ban — and the second-highest amount of abortion restrictions in the country. Like Alabama, Texas opted out of the Medicaid expansion. The state...
    On Friday, three people were arrested for their alleged involvement in the massive Twitter hack that targeted prominent celebrities and political figures like Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, and Kanye West to initiate a widespread Bitcoin scam, according to a new report from CNN. Earlier this month, The Inquisitr reported that Twitter had taken action against the Bitcoin scammers by temporarily disabling all verified accounts, preventing the hackers from tweeting anything. The initial scam tweets made it seem as if the famous individual was feeling “generous” and would double the amount of cryptocurrency sent to them if their followers would submit Bitcoin to their digital wallet. The three people accused include 22-year-old Orlando, Florida resident Nima Fazeli, 19-year-old Mason...
    As the sport of hockey tries to grow its footprint on a national scale, never has the NHL had a better opportunity than right now. For the next couple of weeks, the NHL will resemble NCAA March Madness with games going on at pretty much every hour of the day. It should be pretty easy to attract casual fans right now, especially with so many people craving live sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. “You look and there are people watching bean-bag toss” on TV, Wild winger Zach Parise said. “There’s going to be a lot of hockey games available to watch throughout the entire day, so when people are sitting at home, I hope as a league we can take...
    Many plan to vote in the fall election by mail in order to remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 150,000 Americans. In March, Trump admitted that voting methods such as casting ballots by mail, which make it easier for more people to participate, concern him because, if more people voted, "you'd never have a Republican elected in this country again." From a July 31 press availability: REPORTER: The military predominantly votes by mail, or absentee.   DONALD TRUMP: Absentee.   REPORTER: And so —   TRUMP: You didn't understand me. I said absentee ballots are actually a very good thing.   REPORTER: They're the same.   TRUMP: Absentee ballots are secure and they're very good, but...
    (Image via Twitter @702jwlucas) JW Lucas, a music producer for hip-hop acts such as DaBaby and Lil Uzi Vert, took to Twitter to share his opinion on Breonna Taylor‘s violent death. READ MORE: Breonna Taylor featured on historic cover of Oprah Magazine’s September issue “Why is the world asking for justice for #BreonnaTaylor…ofcourse she shouldn’t have lost her life…. but do you realize that she was involved with multiple drug dealers who were using her house as a trap spot? If you sign up for that life there are consequences,” the producer wrote in a now-deleted Tweet. Breonna Taylor honored by Oprah Magazine (Social media) Screenshots of the statement were captured and uploaded by HOLLYWOOD UNLOCKED on Instagram....
    TWO people have been hospitalised in England after contracting a rare tick bite infection that can cause paralysis. Health chiefs are warning Brits to stay wary after confirming a case of babesiosis and a probable case of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). 2Two people are in hospital in England after contracting tick-borne illnessesCredit: Photolibrary RM - Getty 2Ticks can spread illness - but it's rare, health chief say. One of the key signs is a 'bulls-eye' type rashCredit: Getty - Contributor It's the first recorded case of a UK-acquired case of babesiosis - and only the second confirmed case of TBE contracted in Britain, Public Health England officials said. Babesiosis is caused by a parasite which infects red blood cells, while TBE...
    Brad Garrett joined those criticizing Ellen DeGeneres for the working conditions on her daytime talk show on Thursday. The Everybody Loves Raymond actor tweeted in response to news of the 62-year-old TV hosts written apology to her staff that seemed to lay the blame on underlings. Garrett, 60, responded that allegations of mistreatment came 'from the top' and tagged DeGeneres' personal Twitter account. Naming names: Brad Garrett, 60, tweeted that allegations of workplace mistreatment on the Ellen DeGeneres Show came 'from the top' while tagging the host on Thursday; pictured in 2019 'Sorry but it comes from the top ⁦@TheEllenShow Know more than one who were treated horribly by her.⁩ Common knowledge,' he tweeted. Although Garrett was a six-time...
    CNN has been mocked for its report on new advice from the American Cancer Society, directed at 'individuals with a cervix'. The ACS appears to have used 'individuals with a cervix', rather than 'women' in their guidance because transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming individuals can also have a cervix.  The news network quoted the ACS in their tweet, and reported a change in guidelines from the organization. Cervical cancer screening is now recommended to start at 25, instead of 21, and HPV testing should begin at 25 rather than 30. The guidelines were last updated in 2012.  Thursday's publication said the new rules applied to 'individuals with a cervix' - a phrase which was repeated by CNN. CNN was mocked...
    Protesters gather at a July 22 rally in Boston in support of legislation to block evictions in Massachusetts for up to a year.Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images If you're facing eviction during the pandemic, you're definitely not alone.  Up to 40 million Americans may lose their homes in this downturn, four times the amount seen during the Great Recession.  Even as unemployment levels remain at historic highs and cases of the virus show no sign of abating, statewide eviction moratoriums in more than 30 states have now lifted and protections for renters in the CARES Act are gone. Still, you may be entitled to protections.  More from Personal Finance:Trump wants stimulus checks to be more than $1,200How HEALS Act stimulus checks would be differentHow soon...
    Highlands shop owners say nearly everyone complies Susan Early emerged from the rear of her C&E Paint Supply store on Main Street in Cold Spring one day last week to find a maskless man browsing.  She reminded him of a New York mandate that masks must be worn and offered him one from a supply she keeps on hand. His response, said Early: “It’s not the law yet.”   Early had her own response: “We’re not having this conversation. You have to put one on or leave.” He put one on, she said.  In New York State, under an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 15, anyone over age 2 is required to wear a mask or...
    By Caroline Pailliez QUIBERON, France (Reuters) - The Hacienda bar in this French seaside resort was heaving with Saturday night revellers: a crowd of people, beer glasses and smartphones in hand, moving to the sounds of pop and hip-hop music as red and blue strobe lights flashed. The scenes in the bar in northwest France in mid-July were captured in mobile phone footage. Reuters could not independently verify the video, but health officials said the dancing that evening breached hygiene rules and one person present described it as too full. One of the people there was a 19-year-old student working a summer job on the bakery counter in a supermarket. He had a headache and left early. Three days later,...
    Getty From left, Quinn Cook, LeBron James and Anthony Davis of the Lakers. As impressive as LeBron James was in the final minutes of the Lakers’ win over the Clippers on Thursday in their opener at the NBA restart in Orlando after looking rusty for much of the game, after the game, James’ thoughts were also on how things looked before the game started. That was when he locked arms with teammates Quinn Cook and Anthony Davis and knelt as the national anthem was sung by the Compton Kids Club. Wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts, players and coaches on both sides took a knee. LeBron, AD, Kawhi, PG Lock Arms And Kneel During National Anthem Before Lakers-Clippers GameEvery...
    A volunteer doctor gives free medical consultations to a girl during a charity campaign by volunteer doctors to provide health check-up for the poor families amid the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), at a school in Sanaa. Hani Al-Ansi/picture alliance via Getty Images Thousands of people may be unknowingly dying from cholera in Yemen because they're too afraid to seek medical help due to coronavirus.  There's been a 50% decrease in the number of people seeking treatment for cholera in the past 3 months, The Guardian reported.  Aid agencies are worried about what that means in the upcoming weeks when both COVID-19 and cholera cases are expected to rise. Aid agencies say they need significantly more funding to address...
    (CNN)For one week in 1906, the Bronx Zoo in New York kept a man from Central Africa in an enclosure in its monkey houseThere, he stayed trapped in an iron cage with an orangutan while hundreds of people watched.Now, 114 years later, the organization that runs the zoo is apologizing.The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) issued a statement on Wednesday formally apologizing for the imprisonment and display of Ota Benga at the Bronx Zoo. "We deeply regret that many people and generations have been hurt by these actions or by our failure previously to publicly condemn and denounce them," WCS President and CEO Cristián Samper wrote.Read More"We recognize that overt and systemic racism persists, and our institution must play a greater...
    By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas are charging the owner of a downtown apartment building and an associate with involuntary manslaughter and criminal neglect for a fire last December that killed six people, becoming the deadliest residential fire in city history. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson announced Thursday that Adolfo Orozco-Garcia and Malinda Mier each will face 21 felony charges that, combined, could put them in prison for more than 40 years if they're convicted. The two have not been arrested, but warrants have been issued, according to court records. An attorney representing Orozco-Garcia in several civil negligence lawsuits filed since the Alpine Apartments fire did not immediately respond to messages about...
    More than 100 visitors have been inured on the same water slide at Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay that allegedly paralyzed a New York man last year, according to a lawsuit. James Bowen, 47, of New York filed a lawsuit against the Florida water park in October last year after he violently slammed his head in a shallow wading pool on the Punga Racers water slide in July 2019. The father-of-three said the incident left him paralyzed. He said was left lying face-down in the water until his wife and a Universal employee rescued him, the suit says. Now, new court documents recently released as part of the on-going suit have revealed that at least 115 other guests were injured on...
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Attorney General’s Office has issued a cease and desist order to a Colorado promoter after it held a concert and rodeo on a private ranch in Weld County where there was little or no social distancing. Live Entertainment Co is based in Eaton, according to the Greeley Tribune. “That’s the company responsible for the large, ‘super spreader’ event that we saw in Weld County where there were somewhere around 4,000 to 5,000 people,” Gov. Jared Polis said on Thursday afternoon during his news conference about coronavirus. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) On Sunday, lines of cars were parked along County Road 37 near Hudson and a large crowd was seen leaving the area once Live Entertainment’s event shut...