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    One of the greatest threats to America today is that everything has become politicized -- and our nation is worse off for it. Pastimes that used to bring our country together for some apolitical fun, such as football and other sports, have now been hijacked by social justice warriors who exploit any opportunity to advance their political agenda -- no matter the cost. But where America needs to draw a big fat line in the sand is education. We simply...
    President Trump blasted virtual classes Friday as he doubled down on his threat to cut funding to public school districts that don’t reopen in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to In School, or On Campus, Learning. Not even close!” the president said in a tweet. “Schools must be open in the Fall. If not open, why would...
    President Trump on Friday slammed “virtual learning,” claiming it has “proven to be terrible,” amid his push to reopen schools across the nation this fall. He suggested federal funding for schools could be cut if they plan to keep students home due to coronavirus closures. “Now that we have witnessed it on a large scale basis, and firsthand, Virtual Learning has proven to be TERRIBLE compared to School, or on Campus, Learning,” Trump tweeted early Friday. “Not even close! Schools...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Amid a concerning resurgence of the coronavirus, leadership for the union which represents thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District is recommending that campuses remain closed to students when the fall semester begins next month. FILE — Two security guards talk on the campus of McKinley School in Compton, Calif., on April 28, 2020. (Getty Images) Both the board of directors and the bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles voted in favor...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Leaders for the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are calling for campuses to remain closed when the new school year begins Aug. 18.The board of directors and bargaining team for United Teachers Los Angeles say its unsafe to bring children back to classrooms as coronavirus infections increase.Union leaders wants the district to continue online classes.We all want to physically open schools and be back with our students, but lives hang in...
    Bangkok, Jul 10 (EFE) .- Most of the stock markets in Southeast Asia ended the day with losses on Friday, thus closing a week marked by fears caused by the increase in cases of COVID-19 in many countries of the world. The exceptions to the losses occurred in the Kuala Lumpur and Manila parks, which closed with advances of 0.54 percent and 0.08 percent, respectively, while the Plaza of Singapore did not operate for the celebration of legislative elections in...
    If you’ve applied for the alpha program, you could still get in before the beta, as Microsoft also unveiled the alpha 5 update with a new wave of invitations. The release itself focused on killing more glitches, with fixes to flight dynamics, individual aircraft, multiplayer characteristics, peripherals, weather and more. It’s still paying attention to detail, apparently, as one of the bugs was “snow does not last on the ground surfaces as expected.” If you decide to jump in, remember...
    A brush fire has closed Interstate 580 at the Altamont pass. The California Highway Patrol is diverting traffic onto Altamont Pass Road in Tracy. Videos posted to Twitter show flames along the roadway.
    SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Traffic is closed in both directions along Route 8 due to a water main break. According to Shaler Township Police, crews are working to repair the break that took place between Spencer Lane and Fall Run Road. They said that the road is currently closed but then there will be single lane restrictions will be in place later this morning. Stay With KDKA.com For More Details
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada would reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of coronavirus due to what he called a “spike” in confirmed cases. The directive is the second time Nevada has tightened restrictions since the state moved to phase two of its Roadmap to Recovery in early June, allowing businesses including bars, restaurants, casinos and hotels to reopen their doors to customers. The number of...
    Hundreds of anxious shoppers wearing face coverings and keeping their physical distance lined up overnight to be the first to shop at the reopened Downtown Disney mall on Thursday four months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor shopping center near the Disneyland theme park welcomed its guests at 10am local time on Thursday after they went through temperature checks at the entrances to the complex. The public appeared eager to resume business as usual despite the newly...
    GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — A public pool facility in Glenview has been shut down after two lifeguards were confirmed to have COVID-19. The Flick Outdoor Aquatic Center closed at 3 p.m. Thursday due to the lifeguards reporting confirmed cases of the coronavirus. The pools will stay closed on Friday for deep cleaning and disinfecting, and may stay closed beyond Friday if necessary. The first lifeguard worked from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, and from 3:30 p.m. to...
    VIDEO1:1101:11Why the recovery trade is losing popularity among investorsTrading Nation Investors are bailing on a popular trade due to the coronavirus surge. Allianz Global Investors Mona Mahajan finds a rush of money is flowing back into stay-at-home plays. The cyclical story is on hold for now, the firms U.S. investment strategist told CNBCs Trading Nation on Thursday. The trade is moving out of that reopening, cyclical trade which was more about sectors like airlines [and] hotels. Mahajan attributes the shift...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooting and a crash occurred along the Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday, Chicago police said.At around 3 p.m., police said a 29-year-old man was traveling in a car in the 100 block of E 99th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain. The man then entered the expressway and crashed near 79th Street, according to CPD.The man was shot in the thigh, arm and upper back, police said. He was transported to the University of Chicago...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered Broadway through the end of the year, at least, forcing thousands of young actors to find creative ways to make ends meet. Michael DeFilippis had dreamed of performing in the famed Theater District since his first trip to New York City when he was 15 years old. “This palpable and unbelievably powerful energy, it just wraps you and holds you still and I feel that every time I’m in the city,”...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Even going to the beach is complicated in the coronavirus era. They’re still closed in Chicago, but head up north and there’s a different story. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole has more from Evanston, where it’s first come, first served. That’s because of capacity limits. Beaches have new rules in place. For instance, entrance is limited, But that hasn’t stopped attendance from rising.  In the first week of operations, Evanston Beach attendance is up 5% from last year....
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A shooting and a crash occurred along the Dan Ryan Expressway Thursday, Chicago police said.At around 3 p.m., police said a 29-year-old man was traveling in a car in the 100 block of E 99th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain. The man then entered the expressway and crashed near 79th Street, according to CPD.The man was shot in the thigh, arm and upper back, police said. He was transported to the University of Chicago...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are responding to a reported shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 79th Street.Police responded to the scene Thursday at around 3 p.m. The ramp from 79th Street to Interstate 94 northbound and the Interstate 94 northbound ramp to 71st Street remain closed at this time, officials said.Illinois State Police troopers are assisting Chicago police with the lane closures.Its unclear how long the areas will stay closed.Police havent released any further details about the reported...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are responding to a reported shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway near 79th Street.Police responded to the scene Thursday at around 3 p.m. The ramp from 79th Street to Interstate 94 northbound and the Interstate 94 northbound ramp to 71st Street remain closed at this time, officials said.Illinois State Police troopers are assisting Chicago police with the lane closures.Its unclear how long the areas will stay closed.Police havent released any further details about the reported...
    BARNSTABLE (CBS) – Marstons Mills residents are upset toxic algae is invading their ponds again this summer. Delia and her husband bought their home because it sits on Long Pond. It’s now closed to swimming because of cyanobacteria. “It’s kind of sad because there are a lot of young couples in the neighborhood who bring their children down here to play in the water because it’s easier than taking them to the ocean obviously. It’s safer,” said Delia. Long Pond...
    With most public pools in the Twin Cities metro closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, more people are looking for new ways to enjoy a splash in the water. Pool installation sales have spiked, and pool rental services are trending. As the pandemic continues, people are more inclined to find a swimming pool they can use individually. For many, that means putting one in their backyard. At Valley Pools & Spas in Burnsville, sales for in-ground pool installations have doubled...
    That’s a lot of mushrooms. A wide variety of businesses felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic that forced restaurants to close their dining rooms. The locals that live near one farmer, however, have been reaping the rewards. Mike Collison, a truffle farmer in England, says that he has over $37,000 “rotting in the ground,” Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports. According to him, with no fancy restaurants to sell his crop to, he’s had to simply give the luxury crop away...
    The July gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed today at $1,799.20 an ounce – down $16.30 The current silver contract on the “NYMEX” closed at $1,888.2 an ounce – down 20 cents. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York Citys aquarium and three other zoos will reopen this month after being closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus outbreak, zoo officials said Thursday. The Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo will open on July 24, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the facilities, announced. “We are pleased that the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and our...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Bronx Zoo and New York City’s aquarium and three other zoos will reopen this month after being closed since March 16 because of the coronavirus outbreak, zoo officials said Thursday. The Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, the Central Park Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo will open on July 24, the Wildlife Conservation Society, which runs the facilities, announced. “We are pleased that the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium and our...