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    When protesters first took over Seattle’s Capitol Hill district last month, supporters pitched it as something of socialist summer camp: movie nights under the stars, free food, a sidewalk library — and no cops. But the leaderless six-block zone — known as the CHAZ, or Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, before it was renamed CHOP for Capitol Hill Occupation Protest — quickly spiraled into violence and chaos, culminating in a pair of shootings that killed two black teens. On Wednesday, Seattle...
    AN EERIE online map reveals the locations of mysterious UFO sightings near where you live. The fun tool, created on Google Maps, pinpoints reported encounters with aliens across the globe using data spanning several decades. 4This map crafted by conspiracy nuts pinpoints reported UFO sightings across the globeCredit: GoogleMyMaps The digital map was uploaded to GoogleMyMaps, which lets users put together custom maps and share them on the web. Crafted by an anonymous conspiracy nut, it shows dozens of UFO...
    A protester at the picket line wears a helmet written on no layoffs during a demonstration in Spain.SOPA Images The unemployment rate in the euro zone came in at 7.4% in May, as the region grapples with the economic shock from Covid-19. It comes after a number of European economies took their first steps to reopen in May, which has allowed some workers to return to their jobs. However, the social-distancing measures that remain in place and ongoing travel restrictions...
    Fourth of July is prime time for the grill. While the traditional summer barbecue may not take place in many backyards this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to fire up the grill and enjoy some of your favorite foods. Last month, in WTOP’s series “Finding A Recipe For Recovery,” some of the D.C. area’s top chefs shared their thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic would shape the restaurant industry now and in the...
    CONCORD (KPIX) – Governor’s Newsom’s announcement to ‘hit the dimmer switch’ on reopening, hit the business community hard. They were banking on the July 4th weekend to recoup some of their losses, and shutting down indoor restaurants and bars may do very little to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to one Bay Area health official. At Todos Santos Plaza, many restaurants have been fortunate to have an outdoor dining component to their business. A health official tells KPIX 5...
    An entrance to the Capitol Hill Organized Protest formerly known as the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle, Washington on June 14, 2020. Noah Riffe/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images After George Floyds death in police custody, protests erupted in cities across the US over police brutality and systemic racism against Black Americans. A group of protesters in Seattle, Washington, made a particularly bold statement when they took over part of the city on June 8, dubbing it an...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- No celebration in the last four months has been normal under the coronavirus pandemic. Now, new COVID-19 rules for the Fourth of July weekend are putting a stop to many plans.Governor Gavin Newsom announced a number of changes, ahead of the holiday weekend. One approach would limit firework shows and trips to the beach.The state of California is not mandating the closure of beaches this weekend, but we are modifying our parking facility operations, he...
              SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city’s “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators’ encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images showed police, many in riot gear, confronting dozens of protesters at the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone that was set up near downtown following the police...
    SEATTLE has been liberated after cops bulldoze CHOP - as families demand answers about teenagers who were killed in the autonomous zone. Following the news that CHOP had been cleared out, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany called the area a failed four-week Democrat experiment. 9 Officers told get out of the Cal Anderson Park on July 1Credit: AP:Associated Press We are pleased to report law and order has prevailed and Seattle has been liberated from the anarchists, she said at a...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES -- A group of protesters marching in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Wednesday walked onto the 110 Freeway, prompting a police response.The group of about 100 people made their way onto the freeway near 6th Street and were blocking some traffic. The Los Angeles Police Department was following behind the group with lights and sirens on as they tried to get them off of the freeway. #BREAKING: Protestors are on the 110 in downtown...
    As coronavirus cases continue to spike, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tightened restrictions around the state ahead of the July 4 holiday weekend. The governor announced Wednesday that indoor businesses including restaurants, wineries and theaters in 19 counties –including two in the Bay Area– must immediately close and cease operations for three weeks. Citing a 32% spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the last seven days, Newsom announced plans to step up enforcement of health rules and use “strike teams” to...
    This is what Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone looks like after police officers stormed in on Wednesday to clear protesters out. Photos showing the aftermath of the eviction showed city crews using heavy equipment to remove concrete barriers and cart away debris, including plywood signs that read “BLM” and “Still our streets.” “I was just stunned by the amount of graffiti, garbage and property destruction,” Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said after she walked around the area. Sanitation...
    Blue-chip artwork gallery Ross + Kramer has signed a $400,000 lease on the outdated Bungalow eight area in Chelsea, Web page Six has realized. The gallery, which has places on the Higher East Aspect and in East Hampton, will take over 515 W. 27th St. in a deal brokered by Meridian Retail Leasing. The gallery has works accessible on the market by Pablo Picasso, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama and Banksy. The area was additionally as soon as residence to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- As more and more school districts are putting out their coronavirus health guidelines for the fall, they are tackling the issue of masks for younger kids.The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends face coverings for middle and high school grades but not elementary school kids.RELATED: California new restrictions: Gov. Newsom orders indoor restaurants, wineries, movie theaters to close in most of CAIn order to gauge a childs feeling towards wearing a face covering, ABC7s Lyanne...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Zoo had to shut their doors on March 17 and is caring for over 750 animals amid the novel coronavirus shutdown.The closure has made a major economic impact on the zoo but a Bay Area bluegrass band, Dirty Cello, has stepped in to help the animals during the pandemic.It has been a huge toll financially, Adam Fink, Zoologic Manager at the Oakland Zoo. The majority of our funds come from the gate. We dont...
    At least 32 people were arrested Wednesday after Seattle police showed up early in the “occupied” area of ​​the city by protesters through an order by the mayor to clear the area as a result of two deadly shootings in less than two weeks. . The Seattle City Council issued the order Wednesday to dismantle what has been dubbed the “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, or CHOP,” occupied by protesters for weeks and where the police did not operate. ...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- UCSF hospitals are seeing more people with COVID-19 symptoms in the emergency room and with a rising trend of hospitalizations across the Bay Area, doctors are worried.We really need to be prepared to ramp back up quickly to the pre-COVID levels, so it is a concern, says Dr. Mary Raven, chief of UCSFs Department of Emergency Medicine.They are now seeing about 20 patients show up daily with COVID-19 symptoms, while San Francisco-wide numbers of in-hospital patients...
    NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- Fireworks traditionally light up the skies over Naperville on the Fourth of July, and they were determined to celebrate Americas Independence Day again this year regardless of COVID-19 restrictions.So the show will go on, with a few modifications.People wanted the original location, but we couldnt do that because of limited space. Not safely, said Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico.They are moving the location of this years show to the south side of the city in Frontier Park...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California is deep into a Summer surge of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. What would it take to flatten the curve once more?MIRACLE IS OVER: UCSF doctor explains what went wrong in Californias fight against COVID-19Wearing masks is the obvious answer to Dr. Bob Wachter, the chair of UCSFS Department of Medicine.We kind of screwed things up on masks in our early messaging that they werent all that important, and of course the messaging out of the...
    MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. -- The city of Monterey issued an emergency health order Wednesday to require the use of a face covering in business districts while also closing the citys beaches this weekend to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.LATEST UPDATE: Newsom orders tightened coronavirus restrictions for CACity law enforcement have begun enforcing the order, which requires the face coverings for people both inside and outside, and will issue $100 citations to people on their first violation, according to city...
    MONTEREY COUNTY, Calif. -- The city of Monterey issued an emergency health order Wednesday to require the use of a face covering in business districts while also closing the citys beaches this weekend to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.LATEST UPDATE: Newsom orders tightened coronavirus restrictions for CACity law enforcement have begun enforcing the order, which requires the face coverings for people both inside and outside, and will issue $100 citations to people on their first violation, according to city...
    NEAR AGUA DULCE (CBSLA) — Crews worked Wednesday to contain a fast-moving brush fire in the Angeles National Forest area. As of 4 p.m. the Rowher Fire, west of Agua Dulce, had burned between 150 and 200 acres in a sparsely populated area near Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. BRUSH FIRE 7/1/20 @LACoFireAirOps water dropping helicopters responding to assist @Angeles_NF with the #RowherFire west of Agua Dulce, CA. With @LACoFD @usfs_r5 @LASDHQ...
    2020 keeps seeing gun sale records beaten month after month, with an all-time high 3.9 million NICS firearm background checks being conducted in June alone, according to FBI statistics. So far in 2020, three months have sported over 3 million NICS background checks, more than any previous month since the FBI began recording the statistics 22 years ago in 1998. March saw 3.7 million checks, May say 3.1 million, and June 3.9 million. 3.9 million NICS checks in June. Highest...
    Hundreds of protesters in the Chicago area will have charges against them dropped in the wake of national unrest that was sparked following the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx said while violent offenders, which include some looters, will be prosecuted, up to 817 protesters who had minor charges against them will be off the hook. “Those 817 represent nonviolent offenses, offenses that in some cases would be considered ordinance violations...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With many colleges and universities across the country preparing to welcome back a limited number of students to their dorms and classrooms, testing for the coronavirus will be central to safety.Now, a number of experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., are pointing to a strategy known as pool testing moving forward. The strategy involves combining test samples from groups of individuals.RELATED: What will it take to get a COVID-19 vaccine and how will it be made?You...