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    SACRAMENTO —  As California grapples with a deluge of requests for unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some state workers processing claims say they are buckling under pressure, hampered by outdated technology, bureaucratic red tape and a shortage of trained, experienced staff. The state Employment Development Department is so overwhelmed that Gov. Gavin Newsom acknowledged...
    Nearly four months after the murder hornet first appeared in the U.S., researchers at the Washington State Department of Agriculture have trapped the irate insect for the first time in the state. Scientifically known as the Asian giant hornet, the enormous hornet was captured on July 14 in a trap set by the WSDA and...
    BLACK Lives Matter protesters marched on the home of the Ku Klux Klan Grandwizard, which led to a standoff with armed racists. Demonstrators were pictured trooping through Zinc, Arkansas on Sunday. 11A man gives a Nazi salute to protesters that have gathered in ZincCredit: The Mega Agency 11Armed residents pictured standing along the road...
    PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year's devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years. It will take six months just to tune...
    PARIS (AP) — Pipe by precious pipe, the organ that once thundered through Notre Dame Cathedral is being taken apart after last year’s devastating fire. The mammoth task of dismantling, cleaning and re-assembling France’s largest musical instrument started Monday and is expected to last nearly four years. It will take six months just to tune...
    Getty Daylon Mack makes a tackle during a 2019 preseason game. The Detroit Lions looked to the waiver wire to help their defense on Sunday, and weren’t disappointed with what they found. In need of help along the defensive line, the team saw Daylon Mack on the free agency wire and jumped at...
    CDC projects 20K virus deaths in 21 days Ground beef recall 2020: JBS Food Canada recalls more than 38,000 pounds of meat As free agency looms, Bubba Wallace is offered an ownership stake to stay at Richard Petty Motorsports If Bubba Wallace stays at Richard Petty Motorsports he could be a part owner of...
    Earthquake : A group of citizens collect metal after the earthquake that affected Haiti this weekend. (Credit: HECTOR RETAMAL / . / .) (.) – At least 12 people died after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti on Saturday night, according to the Caribbean country’s civil protection agency. Another 135 people were...
    By KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Theresa “Terri” Young counts herself lucky for never having had to lean on social programs until now. This time, though, has been different. There were no options, no other way to work things out to get back on solid financial footing. Like hundreds of thousands of...
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif exchanged greetings for the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in a video call, UAE state news agency WAM said on Sunday. Shi'ite Muslim Iran has long been at odds with U.S. Gulf Sunni Arab allies...
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture is asking residents who have received unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to have come from China not to open them or plant them and to report the package to the agency. The type of seeds have not yet been identified and the agency had been...
    Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak that infects nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and they identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, notified them that...
    Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak that infects nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and they identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, notified them that...
    A young gorilla is caught in a clappy mood – entertaining visitors at a zoo. The great ape, named Ajabu, regularly put its hands together at Prague, Czech Republic. 5The young gorilla loves to entertain zoo visitors and his own familyCredit: Caters News Agency 5The great ape, Ajabu, is regularly seen clapping for crowdsCredit: Caters...
    Federal health officials say a salmonella outbreak that infects nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and they identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a statement Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, notified them that...
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on their Twitter account the drastic increase in fees for dozens of immigration applications and work visas. The changes include an increase of more than 80% in naturalization applications and the imposition of a fee for asylum seekers, a process that previously was not...
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on their Twitter account the drastic increase in fees for dozens of immigration applications and work visas. The changes include an increase of more than 80% in naturalization applications and the imposition of a fee for asylum seekers, a process that previously was not...
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on their Twitter account the drastic increase in fees for dozens of immigration applications and work visas. The changes include an increase of more than 80% in naturalization applications and the imposition of a fee for asylum seekers, a process that previously was not...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York has been added to the list of states affected by a widespread outbreak of salmonella. Federal health officials said the outbreak infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug...
    Tom Merton | OJO Images | Getty Images Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International of...
    Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, has notified the food...
    By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield,...
    Federal health officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions, and identified a California company as the likely source. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement on Friday that Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, California, has notified the food agency...
    The Trump administration announced Friday that it is increasing immigration fees -- with those seeking citizenship facing a hike of more than 80 percent, while asylum seekers will face a charge for their claim. The rule, first proposed last year and published in the federal register Friday, increases the application for citizenship fee by 81...
    Madrid, Aug 1 (EFE) .- The Civil Guard has arrested two people in A Coruña for marketing a false hydroalcoholic gel that they mixed with brandy and made in a clandestine laboratory, and 6,400 liters of the product already distributed in hospitals have been operated on and medical centers throughout Spain. The product, which lacked...
    (Reuters) - Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that had extended over a six-square-km (2.3 square mile) area, an Iranian maritime official said on Saturday. The cause of the spill, which occurred on Wednesday, was being investigated, the director general of ports and maritime...
    By BARRY ADAMS, Wisconsin State Journal PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — Grace Emily Schara came from Seymour to work on a Girl Scouts badge, while Jon Van Beckum made the drive from Milwaukee in an effort to further enrich the high school history classes he teaches. For Gwen Heath, she came to this historic spit of...
    IRELAND Baldwin flaunted her incredible figure in a revealing red suit during an ocean swim in Malibu on Friday. The 24-year-old model showed off her cheeky backside and plenty of cleavage as she raced into the water in the low-plunging one-piece. 14 The model stunned in a red cutout one-piece suitCredit: The Mega Agency 14...
    Matthew Albence is resigning as the acting head of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency as President Trump heads into the 2020 reelection campaign. “This was an exceptionally hard decision to make, a decision prolonged due to the uncertainty of a global pandemic and the essential role ICE continues to play in our nation’s response,”...
    Earthquake : (.) – At least five people died and 330 others were injured after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck northwestern Iran, Iranian state television Press TV reported. Friday’s earthquake struck 57 kilometers from the city of Hashtrud in the province of East Azerbaijan at 2:17 am local time (5:47 pm ET),...
    The state of Colorado plans to declare racism a public health crisis and hire more people of color into its health department, including an "equity and inclusion officer," the Denver Post reported Friday. The move reportedly came following weeks of urging from employees at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, one of...
    The Trump administration is hiking the fees for a range of immigration benefits, including an 83% increase for petitions from green card holders seeking to become U.S. citizens and the first ever charge for asylum requests. Set to be published in the federal government's journal of regulations on Monday, the new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration...
    While the statement praised the contributions of local health officials, it also made clear that they "do not have the power to issue preemptive, blanket closures of schools weeks or months in advance of when a school may open its doors to students." Health officials are empowered to close individual school buildings in the case...
    Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSenators urge Justice Department to open investigation into TikTok, Zoom Pompeo praises EU over sanctions targeting cyberattacks from China, Russia Overnight Defense: Pompeo pressed on move to pull troops from Germany | Panel abruptly scraps confirmation hearing | Trump meets family of slain soldier MORE announced new sanctions on...
    The Trump administration on Friday announced it would dramatically increase U.S. immigration fees in multiple categories, including a first-ever fee for asylum applicants and an 80% increase for naturalization services. The new fee structure, unveiled by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is expected to take effect October 2. The cost of online naturalization applications...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring 1,000 coronavirus contact tracers who will be paid up to $22 an hour. The nearly $23 million federally funded contract with Insight Global will recruit, hire, train and support 1,000 contact tracers, the department announced Friday. The health department says together with Insight Global, they’ll...
    The federal agency United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has distributed instructions to employees for how to interact with LGBTI+ people, which includes directions on how to use pronouns and graphics representing gender spectrums. The documents shared with the Daily Caller appeared to have been created by the Gender and Sexual Minorities Resource Group...
    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined on Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found earlier this month died as the result of child abuse, a belated finding that comes months after the agency first received reports of abuse. The Kansas Department for...
    AN ULTA-rare black leopard was spotted by an engineering student during a safari trip in an Indian nature reserve. The majestic big cat was spotted drinking from a pond and stalking its prey at Radoba Reserve last month. 5The ultra-rare black leopard was spotted in an Indian reserveCredit: Caters News Agency 5The student told LadBible...
    Canada is cracking down on would-be tourists who have been using a loophole to visit natural parks and leisure sites during the coronavirus pandemic. The Canada Border Services Agency announced that starting on Friday, those permitted to travel through the western part of the country to reach Alaska or vice versa will face more...
    AUSTIN, Texas – In an attempt to set the record straight, top Texas officials released a statement Friday about who can ultimately decide when and how public schools should reopen in the fall. The statement, released by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor and...
    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas child welfare agency determined on Friday that a 3-year-old girl whose battered body was found earlier this month died as the result of child abuse, a belated finding that comes months after the agency first received reports of abuse. The Kansas Department for Children and Families released a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is hiring 1,000 additional contract tracers to bolster the state’s efforts to contain coronavirus outbreaks by quickly notifying people who might have been exposed. The Health Department on Friday announced a $23 million, federally funded contract with Atlanta-based staffing agency Insight Global to recruit, hire and...
    MEXICO CITY – The United Nation’s Children’s Fund will fund hotel rooms for Mexican women and kids threatened by domestic violence beginning in September, a representative of the UN agency said on Thursday. The fund, popularly known as UNICEF, aims to thwart violence at home that extended coronavirus lockdowns are believed to be exacerbating,...
    It will soon be almost twice as expensive to apply to become an American citizen. The Trump administration is significantly increasing fees for a number of immigration and work authorization applications, including the fee to apply for naturalization. [ READ Trump Administration to Reject New DACA Applications Amid Review ]U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Friday...
    KYIV (Reuters) - Ukraine will ask Belarus to extradite 28 people, including nine Ukrainian citizens, whom Kyiv suspects of participating in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, reported the Interfax Ukraine news agency on Friday citing Ukraine's General Prosecutor's office. Belarusian security forces detained more than 30 suspected Russian mercenaries near Minsk on Wednesday after receiving...
    MADRID (AP) — As parts of Spain set record temperatures during a heatwave, U.K. residents were sweltering Friday on what was expected to be the country's hottest day this year. San Sebastian on Spain's northern coast witnessed 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday -- the hottest temperature there since records began in 1955,...
    MADRID (AP) — As parts of Spain set record temperatures during a heatwave, U.K. residents were sweltering Friday on what was expected to be the country’s hottest day this year. San Sebastian on Spain’s northern coast witnessed 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday — the hottest temperature there since records began in 1955,...