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    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The United States plans to cut its troop levels in Afghanistan to “a number less than 5,000” by the end of November, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in an interview broadcast on Saturday, adding detail to drawdown plans U.S. President Donald Trump announced earlier this week. The United States currently has about 8,600 troops in Afghanistan. Trump said in an interview released Monday by Axios that the United States planned to lower that number to about 4,000. Esper announced the lower troop levels in a Fox News interview.
    ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS The Minnesota chapter of the Public Relations Society of America celebrated its 42nd Annual PRSA Classics Awards. Among the winners: Weber Shandwick for its campaign of Insight to Action: Driving Pork Demand with Actionable Insights, taking five awards; 2019 Best of Show Award: Padilla for Student’s Stories Shed Light on Health Inequities; Donald G. Padilla Distinguished Practitioner Award: Medtronic’s Greg Zimprich; Rising Star Award: Katie Volney, of broadhead; Dr. Willard Thompson Scholarship: Gaokia Mindy Lee, Metropolitan State University, University of Minnesota Chapter, $2,000 scholarship; Laura Kerwin, University of Minnesota Chapter, $1,000 scholarship. APPAREL Storm Creek, an Eagan-based supplier of eco-made outdoor-inspired apparel, announced it has hired Phil Andersen as controller. CONSTRUCTION Kraus-Anderson has named Troy Stutz as...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to cut its troop levels in Afghanistan to "a number less than 5,000" by the end of November, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in an interview broadcast on Saturday, adding detail to drawdown plans U.S. President Donald Trump announced earlier this week. The United States currently has about 8,600 troops in Afghanistan. Trump said in an interview released Monday by Axios that the United States planned to lower that number to about 4,000. Esper announced the lower troop levels in a Fox News interview. (Reporting by Brad Heath; Editing by William Mallard) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Who will win the NBA Awards for 2020? The NBA announced its six major annual award finalists for the 2020 season on Saturday. The most important — Most Valuable Player — is led by LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden. The other awards include Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man Award, Most Improved Player and Coach of the Year. Voting for the awards was based on the games played from the start of the regular season through March 11. The voting did not include any performances from the seeding games, which are currently being played in the NBA bubble in Orlando. MORE: Playoff standings | Schedule | Bubble, explained “The decision to exclude...
              Metro Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson has vacated his position much sooner than he previously stated he would — without explaining. Nashville Mayor John Cooper in a press release this week announced Anderson’s departure. Cooper announced that Thursday was Anderson’s final day commanding the department, according to the press release. “Deputy Chief John Drake will assume command of the MNPD as Interim Chief beginning Friday, August 7, 2020 while the city continues its national search for a reform-minded Chief of Police who will make Nashville a model of community engagement and policing innovation,” the press release said. “More details of the search process will be announced next week.” As The Tennessee Star reported...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Students in Chicago are slated to start the new school year in just one month, but school officials say they are still trying to finalize their remote learning plan.Earlier this week, Chicago Public School officials announced they will not reopen for in-person instruction this fall.EMBED More News Videos Chicago Public Schools and Mayor Lori Lightfoot have announced Wednesday that CPS will start the school year with all-remote learning. However, while they say it still has details to work out, they have made a definitive decision when it comes to fall sports.The district says girls and boys cross country and golf, girls swimming and diving, and girls tennis will all have abbreviated fall seasons with in-person events. Boys...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – UCLA head football coach Chip Kelly tested positive for the coronavirus back in March, according to a report. UCLA head coach Chip Kelly calls plays against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Oct. 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Getty Images) Multiple sources told the Los Angeles Times Thursday that the 56-year-old Kelly and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 back in late March. Both recovered. UCLA and Kelly declined to comment on the report. This comes after the L.A. County Department of Public Health reported Wednesday that at least eight UCLA players had recently tested positive for the disease after returning to campus. All eight were quarantining. Conferences across the nation try and determine if and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A court in Venezuela has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro, prosecutors announced. Former Green Berets Luke Denman and Airan Berry admitted to taking part in the May 4 operation orchestrated by a third ex-U.S. soldier who remains in the United States, Venezuelan’s chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab announced on Twitter on Friday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here “THEY ADMITTED THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FACTS,” Saab wrote, adding that the case will continue for dozens of other defendants. He did not offer details. “Operation Gideon” was launched from makeshift training camps...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 698 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional three deaths Saturday. The deaths announced Saturday includes two deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 86,889 and 6,250 deaths as of Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. In the state as of Aug. 7, there has been a total of 63,636 recovered cases of Covid-19. For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily at with coronavirus updates included as of 2 p.m. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    NEW YORK (AP) — MTV says it is ditching plans for indoor performances for its upcoming Video Music Awards, opting for outdoor shows spread throughout New York City instead. Organizers had planned for some performances inside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the Aug. 30 show, but say they will follow the guidance of state and local officials to move them outside. The shift announced Friday is in response to the coronavirus pandemic. New York City was one of the first U.S. cities hit hard by the virus, but cases have leveled off and some restrictions are being loosened. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement in June that the VMAs would be held at Barclays surprised many and was a signal of the...
    A Venezuelan court has sentenced two former U.S. special forces soldiers to 20 years in prison for their part in a failed beach attack aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro, prosecutors announced. Former Green Berets Luke Denman and Airan Berry admitted to taking part in the May 4 operation orchestrated by a third ex-U.S. soldier who remains in the United States, Venezuelan's chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab announced on Twitter on Friday. "THEY ADMITTED THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FACTS," Saab wrote, adding that the case will continue for dozens of other defendants. He did not offer details. 1) #AHORA lista la 1era audiencia preliminar CASO GEDEÓN ( mercenarios d Silvercorp ) los ciudadanos Luke Denman y Airan Berry fueron acusados...
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas panel has recommended that a Confederate statue remain on the National Register of Historic Places even after it is moved from a public space to private property. The statue of an unnamed Confederate soldier has been in downtown Bentonville since 1908 and listed on the national register since 1996. On Wednesday, the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program State Review Board voted unanimously to support keeping the distinction after it is moved, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. The Arkansas division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which owns the statue, announced in June that it would be moved to James H. Berry Park following discussions with community leaders. A move date has not been announced. State...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 722 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 26 deaths Thursday. The deaths announced today includes 17 deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 85,429 and 6,247 deaths as of Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. In the state as of July 31, there has been a total of 60,022 recovered cases of Covid-19. For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily at with coronavirus updates included as of 2 p.m. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Restaurants and businesses along Chicago’s Lake Michigan beaches may reopen this week despite the coronavirus pandemic, the city reported this week. Although the beaches will continue to be closed, apparently for the remainder of the summer, restaurants and concessionaires will be able to serve customers as long as they comply with sanitary protocols that include the use of face masks for both employees and customers and maintain a healthy distance. social among diners. In a statement, the Chicago Park District recalls that “with the exception of ports, golf courses and trails, the lake shore, including the beaches, will remain closed” “Lakefront restaurants that have patios and outdoor areas will be able to serve customers at tables and...
    President Donald Trump has raised more money in a month than Joe Biden for the first time since April, as both campaigns announced July hauls that also indicate a close race in terms of cash on hand. The Trump campaign announced Wednesday that it, along with the Republican National Committee and their joint fundraising efforts, raised more than $165 million last month – eclipsing the presumptive Democratic nominee by about $25 million. Biden's $140 million fundraising total for July included an average online donation of about $35, according to a news release.Cartoons on the 2020 ElectionView All 220 ImagesThe president's fundraising efforts continue to grow after slowing down during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. His campaign raised $61 million...
    TOTTENHAM have unveiled club legend Ledley King as Jose Mourinho's new first-team assistant. The White Hart Lane icon replaced tactical analyst Ricardo Formosinho, who has left the club to pursue a career as a head coach. 2Ledley King has joined Jose Mourinho's first-team coaching staffCredit: Getty Images - Getty The former Spurs skipper, 39, made 323 appearances for the North London club from 1999-2012. He lifted the League Cup at Wembley in 2008 before a persistent knee injure forced him to hang up his boots in 2012. The ex-defender then went on to coach in Spurs' academy before becoming a club ambassador. 2One-club man King, 39, made 323 appearances for the North London club from 1999-2012Credit: PA:Empics Sport...
    US coronavirus: Country can get levels way down by Election Day in November, Fauci says Popeyes parents revenue falls 25% despite chicken chains soaring same-store sales eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship date, format announced eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship date, format announced The eNASCAR Heat Pro League (eNHPL) Season 2 will come to an epic conclusion on Wednesday, August 19th as both the drivers and teams championship will be decided in one night of intense esports competition. There is a total of $70,000 on the line in the eNHPL Championship Finale for the competitors, with the ultimate driver champion taking home $30,000. The full grid of 28 eNHPL drivers will take the flag using ASUS gaming PCs and Fanatec steering...
    BLOOMFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A suspect in a double murder outside a Connecticut bar surrendered to authorities Thursday after the U.S. Marshals Service announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Russell Smith, of Windsor, turned himself in to the marshals and the Bloomfield Police Department, the Marshals Service announced. Authorities say Russell is a suspect in the fatal shootings of two brothers outside Elizabeth’s Bar and Restaurant in Bloomfield on Feb. 22. The Marshals Service announced a $5,000 reward in the case on Monday. Brothers Aaron Walker, 43, and Franklin Spencer, 42, were shot during a dispute that began inside the bar and spilled out into the parking lot, where shots were fired. Police said they identified...
    The Bank of England on Thursday held interest rates steady and maintained its existing level of asset purchases, as investors watched for signs that it is anticipating a slower economic recovery. The main lending rate was kept at 0.1%, with the central bank having cut rates twice from 0.75% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) opted against extending its bond-buying program, having announced an additional £100 billion ($131.4 billion) expansion in June which took the total value of the Asset Purchase Facility (APF) to £745 billion. The central bank will instead wait to see the extent of an anticipated surge in unemployment in the fall. The U.K. is set to end its furlough scheme in October, which...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot visits with children affected by the teachers’ strike at the McCormick YMCA on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) This week, Chicago Public Schools, the nation’s third-largest school system, has announced that the coming school year will be conducted entirely via remote learning for all students. Read More: Nurse brawls with Chicago subway passenger who blames health care workers for coronavirus According to a local NBC affiliate, Wednesday morning CPS CEO Janice Jackson and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the announcement at a news conference, stating the district had made the decision in efforts to mitigate risk to both students and faculty in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ...
    Dwyane Wades next gig: Game show host All My Dad Wants Are Nice Mens Face Masks Transocean Hires Lazard and Considers Strategic Alternatives (Bloomberg) -- Transocean Ltd. has tapped Lazard Freres & Co. LLC to be its financial adviser as the world’s biggest owner of deepwater oil rigs confronts history’s worst crude crash. © Bloomberg The Transocean Development Driller III and Transocean Development Driller II are silhouetted along with vessels leased by BP Plc after sunset at the BP Plc Macondo well site in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S. The Swiss-based rig contractor said Wednesday in a statement the firm’s hiring is in connection with an evaluation of strategic alternatives to manage its capital...
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Appalachian State and Wake Forest have agreed to postpone their nonconference game scheduled for Sept. 11 to a future year. The schools announced the move Wednesday, less than six weeks before the Mountaineers were scheduled to visit the Demon Deacons for an instate nonconference matchup. In addition, the schools have added two more matchups — one at Appalachian State in Boone, the other at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem — in the series. Wake Forest’s news release cited the reduced fan capacity for the game between programs separated by 86 miles. “Wake Forest and Appalachian State playing is good for college football in general, but especially in the state of North Carolina,” Wake Forest athletics director John...
    Visitors to New York City could face up to $10,000 in fines if they choose to ignore the 14-day quarantine order, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Wednesday. Travelers from 35 high-risk states and Puerto Rico must quarantine for 14 days when they reach New York City, and de Blasio is determined to enforce the requirement. During Wednesday’s press briefing, the mayor announced intensifying measures meant to discourage visitors from flouting the order. Random checkpoints at NYC bridge and tunnel crossings will serve as the first deterrent. “The only way to have an effective checkpoint is having a random component to it,” New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito said at the briefing. “Let’s say it’s every six vehicles or every eight...
    (CNN)Happy, happy, joy, joy we are getting a new version of "The Ren & Stimpy Show."Comedy Central announced on Wednesday that it is reimagining the 1990s cult animated series.The original "Ren & Stimpy" centered on the exploits of a dog and cat duo and debuted on Nickelodeon in 1991 along with two other animated series, "Rugrats" and "Doug."But with it's dark humor and themes "Ren & Stimpy" was considered more of an adult series than a children's show."We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio," Chris McCarthy, president of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, said in a statement. Read More"'Ren & Stimpy' joins our rapidly expanding roster...
    Former Vice President Joe Biden no longer plans to travel to Milwaukee to formally accept his party's nomination for president and will instead do so from his home state of Delaware, the Democratic National Convention announced Wednesday. The party said in a statement that it's scrapping plans for anyone to speak from the Wisconsin city and instead will have invited speakers appear remotely from their home states, citing consultation with public health officials and experts "who underscored the worsening coronavirus pandemic." The DNC said it is making the change "to prevent risking the health of our host community as well as the convention's production teams, security officials, community partners, media and others necessary to orchestrate the event." "We're basically saying having...
    A Virginia mayor is being urged to quit after he joked on social media that Joe Biden had announced Aunt Jemima as his running mate for the November election. Former Vice President Biden has vowed to select a woman for the position and among the politicians up for the job are many women of color including California Sen. Kamala Harris, California Rep. Karen Bass and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and former Orlando police chief Congresswoman Val Demings. As Biden delayed the announcement set for this week, Luray Mayor Barry Presgraves posted on Facebook Sunday: 'Joe Biden just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick.' The shocking comparison to comes after Quaker Oats announced...
    The Note 20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120 hertz refresh rate. What makes it stand out from devices like the Galaxy S20 Ultra is what’s on the inside: one of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865+ chipsets, currently Qualcomm’s fastest available offering. The Note 20 Ultra is also the first Samsung device to come with an ultra-wideband (or UWB) radio for short-range data transmission, and of course, it’s available in “mystic bronze,” the color Samsung pushed throughout today’s event. The Note 20 is similar to the Note 20 Ultra, but it falls short in many ways. Overall, the hardware is considerably less impressive than the Ultra. The screen has a lower resolution and refresh rate, 2400×1080 at...
    College football defending national champion Louisiana State University (LSU) has introduced a face-shield helmet designed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, though some players are publicly complaining about an inability to breathe while wearing it.  “I can’t f---ing breathe under this thing,” LSU linebacker Soni Fonua said on a video posted on social media. “It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag,” agreed offensive lineman Austin Deculus.  LSU LB Soni Fonua wearing his COVID face shield helmet: “I can’t fucking breathe under this thing!”Senior offensive lineman Austin Deculus: “It’s like breathing in a Ziploc bag.” pic.twitter.com/NR3nCNaxXK— Master (@MasterTes) August 2, 2020 LSU’s official equipment account had shared the helmet design on Twitter, saying they came with “splash shields.”...
    Street Fighter 5 is getting five new characters, four of which were announced on Wednesday as part of Capcom’s summer update for its flagship fighting game. Season 5 for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition will bring back Dan Hibiki, Rose, and Oro from past Street Fighter games, as well as introduce Akira from Capcom’s Rival Schools series. Dan, who debuted in the Street Fighter Alpha series, will be the first new character coming to Street Fighter 5 in season 5. He’ll be released sometime this winter. Street Fighter 5 game director Takayuki Nakayama showed off in-development footage of Dan in a mirror match, throwing his trademark feeble fireballs and performing other underpowered moves. Nakayama and his co-host, producer Shuhei Matsumoto,...
    Officials announced Wednesday that Chicago Public Schools will start its school year with full remote instruction through at least the first quarter, as the nationwide debate continues over whether to reopen schools to in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.[ READ: Teachers Union Considers Strikes Over School Reopenings ]The public school system – one of the largest in the country, serving more than 350,000 students across more than 600 schools – last month announced a hybrid model in which most students would have returned to classrooms two days a week, according to WGN-TV. Now, the school year will start virtually on Sept. 8, as officials consult with public health experts and consider whether to welcome students back in a hybrid fashion starting Nov....
    Joe Biden will not accept the Democratic presidential nomination from Milwaukee, opting to instead deliver his acceptance speech from his home in Delaware as the Democratic National Convention goes mostly virtual in light of the coronavirus. The Democratic National Committee announced Wednesday that all speakers slated to address the convention, including Biden and his to-be-announced vice presidential nominee, will deliver virtual speeches from all over the country. In an unprecedented shift in programming, Democrats' convention will run two hours each night from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Aug. 17-20. "Today's announcement represents a small adjustment to the overall planning, as the majority of speeches and segments were already taking place in locations across the country," DNC Chairman Tom Perez...
    Pikmin 3, originally released for Wii U in 2013, is coming to Nintendo Switch on Oct. 30. Titled Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the $59.99 game will include options for cooperative play and all previous downloadable content, Nintendo announced on Wednesday. As in previous iterations of the franchise, players take control of a whole bushel of tiny critters and help them to navigate a series of puzzles. The game includes plenty of (comparatively) oversized monsters and multiple themed biomes including Distant Tundra, Twilight River, and Garden of Hope. Nintendo also detailed a few new additions to this release, including the ability to play the entire narrative campaign in cooperative mode. There are also new difficulty settings, enhanced targeting, and a new...
    At its second annual Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, Samsung has announced a spate of new devices, including new flagship smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and wireless earbuds. The media event, for the first time in its history, was an entirely virtual affair, and it was livestreamed directly from South Korea to eliminate the need for travel during the coronavirus pandemic. The devices themselves? Clad in a shiny bronze—Samsung's flagship color this time around—and very, very expensive. The abundance of new tech arrives during a remarkably sour economic climate in the US, where millions of Americans are now unemployed. But time keeps marching on, and Samsung can’t stop its cyclical machine of churning out lots of products. Here’s everything the company...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The University of Connecticut, which last month officially left the American Athletic Conference ahead of its return to the Big East Conference, announced Wednesday that it is suspending its football program for the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reports.UConn, which went 2-10 in its final season in the AAC, is the first FBS program to suspend its football team because of the pandemic. The Huskies were expected to play as an independent this season.Meantime, as virus cases declined across the state for the third straight day in a row, there were no reported deaths in New York City Tuesday.The state of Rhode Island was added to the Tri-State travel quarantine list.NYC has a...
    Chip knew Joanna was "the one" after seeing a photo of her in her dad's auto shop. Brian Ach/AP Chip and Joanna Gaines are two of HGTV's brightest and most profitable former stars. Since ending "Fixer Upper" on HGTV after five seasons, the couple has now announced that a new iteration of the show will appear on their own network in 2021. You might be surprised to learn that Chip and Joanna ate fried chicken on their first date — and that Chip didn't call Joanna for months afterward. Another surprising fact about the couple is that despite being well-known TV stars, the Gaines family doesn't own a television. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. ...
    Maryland will be awarded nearly $1 million in federal funds to assist victims of human trafficking with finding safe housing, employment and counseling services. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland announced in a news release Tuesday a $999,990 award from the Justice Department’s Office of Programs and the Office for Victims of Crime to provide stable housing options and employment opportunities for human trafficking survivors. “”These new resources, announced today, expand on our efforts to offer those who have suffered the shelter and support they need to begin a new and better life.” said U.S. Attorney Gen. William Barr. “These new resources, announced today, expand on our efforts to offer those who have suffered the shelter and...
    Football : Lionel Messi welcomed the retirement of Iker Casillas, whom he has faced many times with FC Barcelona. Iker Casillas announced on Tuesday that he was ending his career. And with him, he’s the best keeper in the history of real Madrid, and Spanish football, which has bowed out. Lionel messi, who often crossed paths with the FC Barcelona, paid him a nice tribute. “Iker is retiring today, but he made football history a long time ago, not only because he was a benchmark in La Liga, but also because he managed to win everything internationally. “, Explained the Argentinean daily AS. “A great rivalry” And Messi continues, addressing directly to “San Iker”: “You were a spectacular...
    SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Officials at California’s Great America amusement park in Santa Clara on Tuesday announced that the park would remain closed for the remainder of 2020 due to the ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic. “The safety of our guests and associates is always our top priority,” read a statement attributed to park Vice President and General Manager Manny Gonzalez in a press release. “Although we have done our due diligence in developing a comprehensive safety plan in accordance with industry and public health standards, the continued uncertainty in our region surrounding COVID-19 as well as the diminishing number of calendar days left in the 2020 operating season, has brought us to the difficult decision to...
    Reuters August 4, 2020 0 Comments  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the circumstances around Eastman Kodak Co’s announcement of a $765 million government loan to make drugs at its U.S. factories, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The company’s shares were down 2% at $14.64. The SEC investigation is at an early stage and may not produce allegations of wrongdoing by Kodak or any individuals, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter. The SEC declined to comment. A representative for Kodak said it intends to fully cooperate with any potential inquiries. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday wrote a letter to the SEC asking that it investigate potential insider trading that happened before...
    Attorney General William Barr and Ivanka Trump announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is awarding over $35 million to provide housing and services to victims of human trafficking. The grants will go to 73 organizations to provide between six months and two years of transitional housing assistance for trafficking victims. They will also fund support to help victims find permanent housing and employment as well as occupational training and counseling. “In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, combating human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad is critical work. DOJ’s grant recipients are on the frontlines of this fight, ensuring that survivors across our country are afforded safe and stable housing and empowered with the support and resources they...
    With theaters closed, Disney has decided to try a “premiere access” release strategy for its live-action Mulan movie. While it still plans to attempt a theatrical release in some parts of the world, on September 4th viewers will be able to buy it at home for $30 via Disney+. Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the decision on his company’s earnings call, where it also announced it’s topped more than 100 million streaming subscribers across all of its services. The $200 million-budgeted blockbuster was originally supposed to premiere in theaters on March 21st, but the coronavirus pandemic changed all of that. Since then, Disney pushed the opening back to July and then August, and has apparently concluded that in many parts...
    Kodak's CEO, Jim Continenza (above), was awarded stock options that could net him a profit of more than $30M just a day before the Trump administration announced a $765M loan to develop generic pharmaceuticals  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the circumstances around Eastman Kodak Co's announcement of a $765million government loan to make drugs at its U.S. factories, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The company's shares were down 2 per cent at $14.64. The SEC investigation is at an early stage and may not produce allegations of wrongdoing by Kodak or any individuals, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter. The SEC declined to comment. A representative for Kodak said it intends...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 664 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional eight deaths Tuesday. The deaths announced Tuesday includes five deaths identified during a Vital Records review. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 84,050 and 6,220 deaths as of Aug. 4 at 2:45 p.m. In the state as of July 31, there has been a total of 60,022 recovered cases of Covid-19. For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily at with coronavirus updates included as of 2 p.m. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to “Fixer Upper" as they build their new network. The series, which made the couple do-it-yourself celebrities, will be part of their Magnolia Network set to launch next year. The series aired for five seasons, until April 2018, on HGTV. “These past few years, we’ve continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we’re passionate about, but I don’t think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts," they said in a statement. Two others shows were announced Tuesday for the Magnolia lineup. One showcases interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, and the other features Texas entrepreneur Jonathan Morris telling the stories of...
    Samsung’s next midrange phone to get 5G connectivity is the Galaxy A51. Originally launched back in April, the A51 costs $400 normally and sits comfortably in the zone occupied by the now-discounted Pixel 3A and newly announced Pixel 4A (of which there is also a 5G version coming). But the new 5G version of the A51 will go for $500 and work on T-Mobile and Verizon’s 5G networks, Samsung says. Samsung originally announced that its Galaxy A-series lineup would get 5G back in April, and the A51 is the second device after the A71, which costs $600, to get the faster network treatment. Sporting slightly less impressive specs compared with the A71, the A51 has a 6.5-inch FHD+ OLED...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police are asking for the public’s help locating two more suspects in connection to the shooting death of 7-year-old Zamar Jones. The boy was caught in the crossfire of a shootout while he played on his front porch in West Philadelphia over the weekend. Police announced Tuesday that they are searching for Damar Jones, 27, and Michael Banks, 30. Officials say both men should be considered armed and dangerous. The announcement didn’t say on what charges they were being sought in the boy’s death. Zamar was pronounced dead Monday. On Monday, Philadelphia District Attorney’s office announced that 27-year-old Christopher Linder faced murder and other charges in connection to the shootout. A $20,000 reward is being...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chip and Joanna Gaines are returning to “Fixer Upper” as they build their new network. The series, which made the couple do-it-yourself celebrities, will be part of their Magnolia Network set to launch next year. The series aired for five seasons, until April 2018, on HGTV. “These past few years, we’ve continued tackling renovations and projects, doing the work we’re passionate about, but I don’t think either of us anticipated how the show would become such a permanent fixture in our hearts,” they said in a statement. Two others shows were announced Tuesday for the Magnolia lineup. One showcases interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn, and the other features Texas entrepreneur Jonathan Morris telling the stories of...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – An outside review of Fort Worth’s police department found officers are not consistently following policies to de-escalate situations to avoid using force, and that the department is not enforcing those policies. The review also found the police department has a deeper lack of trust with communities of color, and low income communities. Read The Report The expert review panel is scheduled to present the interim findings to the city council Tuesday afternoon. The city commissioned the review last year, after the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson. The 28-year-old was shot inside her mother’s home by former officer Aaron Dean. He is waiting for trail on a murder charge. The police department announced last week...
    Overwatch’s annual Summer Games event is here, bringing back Lucioball and introducing a batch of summer-themed skins — including a spectacular ice cream-themed look for Orisa, which can be earned by winning games. Summer Games 2020 will run from Aug. 4 to Aug. 26 in Overwatch. The Lucioball game mode is back, with a few changes. Lucio’s cooldowns are shorter, his boop and punch range are increased, he moves a little faster, and jump pads launch players higher. In short, it’s a faster, more intense game of Lucioball this year. But there’s also an even faster, more chaotic version of Overwatch’s soccer-like game: Lucioball Remix. The new version of Lucioball has at least two balls in play at all times,...
    Looks like love is sweeter the second time around for Dave and Odette Annable. Although the actors announced their separation last year, on Monday Dave posted a photo of them kissing on the beach along with the caption, “2020. It ain’t all bad news. #TheAnnables.” Reps for the Annables didn’t immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment on their apparent reconciliation. The “House” actress, 36, and the “Brothers and Sisters” actor, 40, wed in 2010. They are the parents of Charlie Mae, 4. In October, they announced their separation via a joint statement. “It’s with heavy hearts that we have come to the mutual decision to separate at this time,” Dave and Odette told People. “Our daughter is our...
    Out with the old and in with the new. The New York Jets announced Monday that longtime wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was being released in the latest offseason roster shakeup. JETS CONSIDERING PLACING QUARTERBACK IN QUARANTINE AMID CORONAVIRUS UNCERTAINTY Enunwa was placed in the Reserve/ Physically Unable to Perform list in May after sustaining a neck injury in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, a serious injury that would see him miss the entire season. He previously missed the 2017 season for the same reason. Enuwa, drafted in 2014 out of Nebraska, was the latest member to leave, following news that the Jets had also released Brian Winters. They were the longest-tenured players on the team and their departures mean there is...
    The Home Depot is opening three facilities in the Atlanta area, and the company is looking for 1,000 people to fill positions in those new outlets. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, announced Tuesday morning the warehousing facilities in need of employees would be in Henry, Fulton, and DeKalb counties. “Since 1978, The Home Depot has been creating jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians and for people around the country,” Kemp said. “As The Home Depot continues to grow, I want to thank the entire company for not only making long-term investments in their home state, but also continuing to support our local communities through their various outreach programs,” he added. In 2017, Home Depot announced it would invest $1.2...
    Radio City Music Hall has canceled the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular for the first time in 87 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.  MSG Entertainment, which owns the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, announced Tuesday its decision to close the curtain on the 2020 festive show as infections of the deadly virus continue to surge across America.  The annual Spectacular, famous for its sparkling performances by the legendary Radio City Rockettes dance troupe, had been scheduled to run from November 6 to January 3 this year.  Its cancellation comes as the events giant also announced plans to lay off around one-third of its corporate workforce marking the latest business casualty to come from measures put in place to slow the...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have announced the names of two more suspects being sought in the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy struck by a bullet on the front porch of a west Philadelphia home over the weekend. Police said Tuesday that Damar Bashier Jones, 27, and Michael Banks, 30, both city residents, should be considered armed and dangerous. The announcement didn't say on what charges they were being sought in the boy's death. Zamar Jones, 7, was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. Monday of his injuries. Authorities said the boy had been sitting on his porch steps, next to his toy race car and scooter, when gunfire broke out on the block at about 7:40 p.m. Saturday. The Philadelphia...
    Chrissy Teigen announced that she has a new cookbook in the works, and fans of her previous offerings are thrilled with the news. “I can’t wait to start my next book (this fall!) – I am in such a different life phase and enjoying making clean, delicious food but still with explosive flavor! I now understand bacon and cheese don’t have to be in EVERYTHING. just a lot of things,” she wrote. The post quickly garnered over 8,000 likes and 108 retweets and comments. Many followers were unsurprisingly excited about a third tome from the model and mother of two. “Gorl i’m so ready for that. Especially after this quarantine, I could use some clean recipes so I can deflate...
    California public health leaders on Monday outlined guidelines for how some elementary schools across the state may return to in-person instruction.Schools in counties on the state's COVID-19 watch list can apply for waivers that would allow them to conduct in-person learning if they meet certain health requirements to limit the spread of COVID-19.The waiver would only apply to transitional kindergarten to sixth grade classes, even if the school has additional grades. Under current state guidelines, districts on the watch list will only be able to do distance learning without the waiver.EMBED More News Videos Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new guidelines Friday to determine which school districts are allowed to reopen classrooms in the fall. In a statement in which the...
    The popular show “Fixer Upper” ended almost two years ago but Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced they are bringing the show back. In a posting on their website, Chip Gaines says will begin filming a new season of the show soon. Chip and Joanna Gaines share how they made it through when their business was struggling “I mean it when I say that it wasn’t more than a few weeks ago that we first talked about returning to the show,” Gaines said in a blog post. “I mentioned it to Jo, fully expecting for her to tell me I was crazy but instead, in a real sincere way, she told me she’d been missing it too.” The new season...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman announced Tuesday he has opted out of the 2020 season amid concerns about the coronavirus and will forgo his remaining two years of eligibility to enter the 2021 NFL draft. Bateman posted a professionally created video on his Twitter account that he narrated in explanation of his decision, which the university confirmed. “I’m now making the hardest decision that I’ve ever had to make in my life,” Bateman said. The native of Tifton, Georgia, totaled 111 receptions, 1,923 yards and 17 touchdowns over two seasons, tying for 12th, eighth and fifth, respectively, in those categories on the program’s career list. Bateman was a third team All-American and first team All-Big Ten selection...
    Millions of Filipinos returned to confinement on Tuesday due to the worsening of the covid-19 epidemic, whose progression seems unstoppable, particularly in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more than five million cases were exceeded. More than 27 million people, a quarter of the Philippine population, were forced to stay home again after the alert launched by medical associations. Since June, when the majority of the country ended confinement, infections multiplied by five and exceeded 100,000 cases. The return to confinement was announced only 24 hours in advance and led many inhabitants to remain blocked in Manila, with the interruption of transport, particularly flights. “We don’t have any more money. We can’t leave the airport because we don’t have family...
    Many Catholic schools will open for in-person classes this fall, even as a wide sweep of public schools will begin the semester online. These decisions, however, have not come without controversy. Fears of schools becoming super-spreader locales led California Gov. Gavin Newsom in July to announce the closure of all schools public and private, a move which drew backlash and lawsuits from many parents. California, so far, is the only state with a sweeping closure order. Other states, however, have experienced drama over school openings on a local level. In Montgomery County, Maryland, this weekend, Health Officer Travis Gayles announced that all private schools would be forced online for the beginning of the year. The decision, which came out late...
    By Caroline Kelly | CNN President Donald Trump on Monday sent a campaign email, typically used for soliciting donations, to make a different request of his supporters: consider wearing a mask. “We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it’s something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others,” the email, sent by the Trump campaign and signed by the President, read. The rare move comes after Trump avoided wearing a mask in public for months until he tweeted a photo of himself wearing one in a stark messaging pivot in July — though footage...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday sent a campaign email, typically used for soliciting donations, to make a different request of his supporters: consider wearing a mask."We are all in this together, and while I know there has been some confusion surrounding the usage of face masks, I think it's something we should all try to do when we are not able to be socially distanced from others," the email, sent by the Trump campaign and signed by the President, read.The rare move comes after Trump avoided wearing a mask in public for months until he tweeted a photo of himself wearing one in a stark messaging pivot in July -- though footage later surfaced of Trump not wearing a mask...
    LAS VEGAS (CBS SF) – After moving from the Bay Area to Las Vegas earlier this year, the Raiders announced that its first season at their new home would be played without fans due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The team said in a statement Monday, “After intensive consultation with healthcare officials and state and community leaders, we have made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance.” “This decision is based on our commitment to protect the health of our fans and the entire community in response to the coronavirus pandemic affecting us all,” the team went on to say. The Raiders also cited potential challenges in offering...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a coronavirus briefing with Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Monday that he thinks it is important for schools to reopen, but the primary consideration should be the safety of the children and teachers.Fauci said in order for this to happen, the schools have to make sure they're doing to things to prevent an outbreak.He also covered an array of topics, including mask safety, proper hygiene, types of spread, testing and reiterated a vaccine potentially becoming available toward the end of the year in 2021.Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city's infection rate was a low 1%. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday's hospitalizations and ICU numbers were the lowest...
    Android’s real-time captions feature, Live Caption, is gaining the ability to work with voice and video calls, Google announced on Monday. Previously, Live Caption only worked with media that played on your phone, like a YouTube video, but this new functionality means you’ll soon be able to have a phone call with someone and get captions of what they’re saying as they say it. If you want to see Live Caption with calls in action, check out my colleague Dieter Bohn’s video he posted to Twitter using the feature on the newly announced Pixel 4A. Google says the feature will be rolling out to the Pixel 2, 3, 3A, and 4 as well. Google also announced that the new version...
    (CNN)Michigan State Sen. Tom Barrett, an impassioned critic of the governor's pandemic orders, announced Sunday that he has contracted coronavirus.Barrett, who is still an active part-time helicopter pilot in the Michigan Army National Guard, received the positive result during a routine screening before an upcoming training event, according to a press release from his office. The Republican lawmaker said that he does not have any "significant symptoms" and will self-isolate."I have done my best to make contact with those I have been around in the past couple weeks so that they may also seek medical advice," Barrett said. "I look forward to resuming my normal work schedule as quickly as possible." Barrett has accused Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat,...
    WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A Maryland-based energy firm says it has completed its acquisition of a pellet plant in southeast Georgia. Enviva Partners of Bethesda, Maryland, previously announced that it would buy the Georgia Biomass plant in Waycross, as well as export terminal capacity that Georgia Biomass leases at the Port of Savannah. Enviva on Monday announced the completion of the deal. The Waycross plant began operating in 2011 and has a capacity of 800,000 metric tons per year. Enviva’s operations across the Southeast now include nine wood pellet production plants and five deep-water export terminals in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, the company said. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski finally got a contract extension from Team Penske, announced the day after NASCAR’s 2012 champion won his third race of the season. Keselowski has been open in his desire to remain with the organization where he gave Roger Penske his first NASCAR championship. The 10-week shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic prolonged extension talks but a deal was announced Monday. Terms were not released, but a person familiar with the contract said the extension is one year through 2021. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose details. Keselowski won Sunday at New Hampshire and trails only Denny Hamlin (five wins) and Kevin Harvick (four)...
    The novel coronavirus has swept through the D.C. area, spurring massive changes in the way we live our lives — from whether we go to work to how our children are educated. Below is a timeline of some of the key developments over the past few months. WTOP will continue to update this timeline as things change. In this Jan. 30, 2020 file photo, a man wears a face mask as he stands along the waterfront in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj, File) DECEMBER 2019 Reports first emerge of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness linked to an outdoor food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. JAN. 9 Doctors and scientists studying the illness determine the viral...
    At ChinaJoy, China’s biggest video game convention, Blizzard and NetEase released a new trailer for Diablo Immortal, the mobile Diablo game. After its controversial announcement in 2018, the mobile game didn’t have much of a presence at BlizzCon 2019. Blizzard showed a nearly three-minute trailer (shown above), including new models, UI, abilities, and a special appearance from Baal, the main villain of Diablo 2. We also get a quick introduction to six of the character classes from Diablo 3: Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard. Blizzard hasn’t announced The Witch Doctor for Diablo Immortal, and it’s unclear if the class will ever appear in the mobile game. Check out BlizzPlanet’s post for a full breakdown of...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the city's infection rate was a low 1%. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday's hospitalizations and ICU numbers were the lowest since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.He said 536 were hospitalized, while ICU numbers were down to 136.Meanwhile, there have been more than 4.6 million cases of the coronavirus across the United States. Texas has surpassed New York in the total number of coronavirus cases.The CDC is now predicting nearly 30,000 more deaths nationwide from the virus in the next three weeks.Here are more of today's headlines:CUOMO BLASTS TRUMP'S COVID RESPONSEGovernor Cuomo blasted President Trump and the federal government's COVID-19 response saying they should "hit the reset...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Corey Kispert will not pursue professional options and is returning to Gonzaga for his senior season. Kispert’s decision, announced by the school Monday, comes two days after guard Joel Ayayi announced he will be back for his junior season in Spokane. “Returning to school gives me the best opportunity to not only improve my game to be ready for the NBA, but also to give my best and final shot at the national championship that we have been coming so close to for years,” Kispert said in a statement. “I am so excited to get to work with the phenomenal team we have this year.” A 6-foot-7 small forward, Kispert averaged 13.9 points and led...
    Former WWE star Nikki Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev announced the birth of their baby boy on Sunday. Nikki and Artem shared the news with a photo of their hands holding the baby’s tiny hand on Instagram. View this post on Instagram 7/31/2020 ???? Our baby boy is here and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy. A post shared by Nikki Bella (@thenikkibella) on Aug 2, 2020 at 1:36pm PDT “Our baby boy is here and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE!” Nikki captioned her photo. “Everyone is safe and healthy.” “7/31/2020 please welcome our precious baby boy Chigvintsev,” Chigvinstev captioned his Instagram post. Nikki’s sister Brie Bella...
    THE Costa del Sol club where a DJ was filmed spitting alcohol over revellers is to be shut down. Town hall officials confirmed today they would order the Kokun Ocean Club in Torremolinos to close its doors. DJ Fali Sotomayor takes a glug of the Jagermeister He then offers up his booze to people in the audience The get-tough measure was announced 24 hours after the astonishing video of tattooed music man Fati Sotomayor went viral. The footage, taken by a clubber at the popular Brit beach bar, showed him putting a bottle of Jagermeister to his lips on a low stage and spitting out what he had just drunk as tourists and locals went wild on the dance floor...
    Google Pixel 4aTodd Haselton | CNBC Google on Monday announced the Pixel 4a, a $350 Android phone that will be available on Aug. 30. It's an affordable phone, at least compared with the $1,000-plus smartphones out there, but competes directly with Apple's iPhone SE, which launched in April and starts at $399. Google's Android phones aren't nearly as popular as Apple or Samsung's Android phones in the U.S. But last year's Pixel 3a helped it pick up some momentum. "With the launch of Pixel 3a in May, overall Pixel unit sales in Q2 grew more than two times year over year," Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, said in July 2019 during Alphabet's second-quarter 2019 earnings call, without saying how many...
    Sony will broadcast a new episode of State of Play on Thursday, Aug. 6, promising new details on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games, as well as some updates on PlayStation 5 games. The new State of Play will be more than 40 minutes long, Sony said, and will kick off at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on PlayStation’s Twitch and YouTube channels. Don’t expect a big blowout on PlayStation 5. Sony says the focus is on upcoming PS4 and PS VR games, and will include “quick check-ins on third-party and indie games from June’s PS5 showcase.” To set expectations, Sony said on Twitter that there will be “no big PS5 announcements” during the next State of Play. On...
    Sydney (Australia), Aug 3 (EFE) .- Australian authorities announced on Monday the closure of non-essential businesses in Melbourne, the second most populous city in the country, following the outbreak of COVID-19 and after announcing the the day before new effective measures in the city, including the night curfew. Despite confinement measures in place since early July in Melbourne, Victoria state authorities have been unable to stop the spread of COVID-19, which has accumulated more than 12,000 infections since the start of the pandemic, of which 9,000 have been registered since July 1. The head of the Victorian government, Daniel Andrews, declared a state of disaster in this jurisdiction on Sunday, the second largest in Australia in demographic and economic terms,...
    WWE have announced the return of Roman Reigns to their programming - although the wait for his in-ring comeback continues. The Big Dog has been absent from WWE since he pulled out of his Universal Title fight against Goldberg at WrestleMania back in April. 2WWE have announced Roman Reigns' return to WWECredit: WWE Due to concerns over his health amid the coronavirus outbreak and after the birth of his twin boys, the two-time leukemia survivor dropped out and was replaced by current champ Braun Strowman.  Now four months after he confirmed his hiatus he will be back on television this week. Reigns, 35, is one of the contestants for WWE Network series The R-Truth Game Show. Tomorrow’s episode will see...
    The US food system is killing Americans (Opinion) Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat Nikki Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev welcome 1st child: Everyone is safe Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are the proud parents of a baby boy! The "Total Bellas" star and her pro dancer fiancé welcomed their first child on Friday. The couple announced the news on Sunday, just a few hours after her twin sister, Brie Bella, announced her baby boy came on Saturday. “7/31/2020 ???? Our baby boy is here and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy,” Nikki, 36, shared on Instagram. Bella, 36, and Chigvintsev, 38, first met...
    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman is skipping his senior season and staying in the NBA draft. Tillman announced Sunday that he would remain in the draft and plans to hire an agent. He’d announced in March that he would test the waters before making a final decision. “I’m thrilled for Xavier and am very excited for the opportunities he has ahead of him,” coach Tom Izzo said. “We knew that this was a very real possibility for him, but that it was going to be a difficult decision with everything going on in the world today.” Tillman averaged 13.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this past season. Meanwhile, Michigan State guard Aaron Henry told ESPN...
    MARTINEZ, Calif. -- The Marathon Petroleum Co. will "indefinitely idle" its refinery in unincorporated Contra Costa County and convert the site to a terminal facility, the company announced on its website Friday night.On Sunday, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier made the following statement in response to the announcement by Marathon Petroleum Corporation that it will "indefinitely idle" its Martinez refinery and convert it to a terminal facility.He writes: "This move is a big loss for our workforce and potentially the economy. That is why, before the pandemic hit and had a drastic impact on energy production, I started convening labor unions, environmental groups, and local governments to talk about how we prepare for a shift to sustainable energy and renewables in Contra...
    (CNN) — As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn’t look anything like it did before — and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office. Some employees won’t return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the...
    (CNN) — As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn’t look anything like it did before — and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office. Some employees won’t return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. “I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the...
    Australia has declared a “state of disaster” in Victoria and imposed strict curfews on Melbourne residents in light of a significant spike in COVID-19 cases, CNN reported on Sunday. Victoria was previously in the same state at the beginning of the year when bushfires were ravaging the region. Victoria’s Premier, Daniel Andrews officially announced that he would be mandating much stricter measures as part of the new lockdown guidelines. The decision comes after the Australia’s second-most populous state recorded an overwhelming number of new COVID-19 infections in one day at 671 cases. During a news conference, Andrews made the announcements of the new rules and urged residents to “do more right now.” In his statement, he said that wherever citizens...
    It’s a boy for Brie Bella and husband Daniel Bryan. On Sunday, the “Total Bellas” star, 36, announced the birth of her second child, revealing the new addition arrived Saturday. “It’s a BOY!!! ???? 8-1-2020,” Brie shared on Instagram. “We are overwhelmed with joy and everyone is healthy!!!” In the photo, Brie and Bryan, 39, are seen holding their newborn son’s hand. Married since 2014, Brie and Bryan are also parents to 3-year-old daughter Birdie Joe. In January, Brie and twin sister Nikki Bella announced their pregnancies, confirming their due dates are less than two weeks apart. Brie Bella and Daniel BryanWireImage “People are going to think that’s a joke. We both are shocked. People are going to think we...
    One of the stars of the Kansas City Chiefs's Super Bowl-winning side has announced he is opting out of the 2020 season, declaring it unsafe for players and spectators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada-born Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, 29, studied medicine at McGill University in his hometown of Montreal, graduating in May 2018. When the pandemic hit, Duvernay-Tardif spent nine weeks volunteering as a medic in Montreal - a decision, he said, which informed his choice not to play this season. 'Being at the frontline during this offseason has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system,' he announced on July 24.  'I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus in...
    A MAJOR incident has tonight been declared in Greater Manchester after coronavirus infection rates continue to rise. There have been spikes in Manchester and Tameside, as well as a sustained rise in Oldham. 3A major incident has been declared in Manchester after a spike in coronavirus infectionsCredit: Reuters 3It comes days after stringent new lockdown measures were announced for 4.5million peopleCredit: Mark Waugh 3People in Greater Manchester are among those told not to socialise with others indoors, although they can continue to meet at pub gardensCredit: Mark Waugh It comes days after a quickfire new lockdown was announced for 4.5million people living in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Residents have been banned from meeting indoors. More follows Most...
    Noam Galai via Getty Images Trolls: World Tour isn’t the sort of film that one would expect to cause controversy but at the start of the COVID pandemic, AMC and Universal got themselves into a knock down drag out fight over the family film — specifically whether or not it could be released on VOD before its window of theatrical exclusivity closed. Fast forward to last week and the two companies have finally settled their differences. From here on out films will only have to stay in theaters for three consecutive weekends (aka 17 days) before being released on VOD, down from the full 90 days demanded pre-pandemic. News Brig While the COVID-19 pandemic has kneecapped the global economy, it...
    New York (CNN)As coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, companies are coming to terms with a future of work that doesn't look anything like it did before -- and many are revisiting their plans to go back to the office.Some employees won't return to their offices until at least 2021, while others might not ever see their office again. Twitter got the ball rolling in mid-May when it announced that some of its employees could permanently work from home. And just last week, Google announced that its employees will work from home until 2021. "I hope this will offer the flexibility you need to balance work with taking care of yourselves and your loved ones over the next...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from August 2: 55,947 confirmed cases; 1,614 deaths Eight more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday, for a total of 1,614. Of the people whose deaths were announced Sunday, one was over 100 years old, two were in their 90s, one...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the last 24 hours, Minnesota added 769 more cases of COVID-19 to its tally of infections and eight more deaths. The additional cases bring the state’s total positive cases to 55,947, with 48,847 no longer needing isolation. Currently, 302 people in Minnesota hospitals are battling the disease, with 149 people in intensive care. The state’s death toll is now 1,614. The majority of the deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. MORE: Minnesota Health Dept.’s Situation Report On COVID-19 Testing has now breached over 1,054,900 overall in the state. About 15,000 were completed in the last 24 hours. The state has the capacity to process 20,000 tests a day. Meanwhile, health officials are keeping track of the...
    BOSTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump weighed in again on a federal appeals court’s decision to overturn the death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Early Sunday morning, Trump tweeted a news article about the decision, which was announced Friday, called for Tsarnaev to receive the death penalty. Death penalty! He killed and badly wounded many. Justice! https://t.co/WM9Vw26a21 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2020 Friday a three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston ordered a new penalty-phase trial on whether Tsarnaev should be executed. Shortly after the ruling was announced, Trump called the decision “ridiculous.”
    Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are both coming this “holiday season,” but a more specific release date for either console is still a mystery. That mystery could be solved later this month if a new report from Kinda Funny Games‘ Imran Khan can be believed. On the latest Kinda Funny Gamecast, the former Game Informer editor said both consoles will be the centerpieces of events in August. In these events, both devices will not only finally get official release dates, but also their prices, Comic Book‘s Tyler Fischer wrote on Saturday. In addition to when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are going to arrive on store shelves, Khan said pre-orders are going to go live...