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    START CHECKING the mail, because those stimulus checks could come any day now. As Democrats and the White House negotiate with Republicans' proposed stimulus package ahead of the August 7 deadline, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave high hopes that your mail will have some much-needed relief soon. 2 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the second...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news outlets reported. Sheriff’s officials said they were...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A Confederate monument in Alabama that has been the subject of protests against racial injustice was discovered vandalized early Wednesday. What appeared to be red paint was splattered all over the base of the rebel statue outside the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville, news outlets reported. Sheriff’s officials said they were...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county in western North Carolina has joined the neighboring city of Asheville to apologize for its role in slavery and take the rare step of supporting reparations for Black residents. Buncombe County officials passed the measure Tuesday night 4-3 along party lines, with Democrats being in favor, the Asheville Citizen-Times...
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county in western North Carolina has joined the neighboring city of Asheville to apologize for its role in slavery and take the rare step of supporting reparations for Black residents. Buncombe County officials passed the measure Tuesday night 4-3 along party lines, with Democrats being in favor, the Asheville...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Penalty weeks are keeping thousands of laid-off workers from getting their unemployment checks. CBS 2 has been digging into the issue for weeks. And meanwhile, as CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov reported Tuesday, other states have found a way around the problem. One New York state senator just sponsored a bill...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Millions of Americans will see much smaller unemployment checks this week as lawmakers continue to grapple with what to do now that the extra $600 federal benefit has expired. Republicans contend unemployment benefits have been too high and kept people from returning to work, while Democrats say the extra money is needed...
    PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor battled White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday after Alcindor refused to ask a question while another reporter was speaking — but interrupted later on to request that she be allowed to ask. McEnany originally called on Alcindor after responding to a question from McClatchy’s Francesca Chambers. Alcindor refused to speak as Chambers pressed McEnany...
    Legendary theatre teacher Ebrahim Alkazi passed away at 94 due to heart attack. He was a popular figure in the world of entertainment, who taught the ABCs of acting to many of them. He was considered to be a guru by many. As he died on Tuesday, the celebs expressed condolences. Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui and...
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Local officials in the college town of Durham, New Hampshire, have passed an ordinance requiring face coverings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Seacoastonline.com reports the masks are mandatory in certain areas for employees of all businesses, pedestrians, and other areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. It also applies...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Lansing-area state lawmaker has tested positive for the coronavirus through screening required by his service in the Michigan Army National Guard. Republican Sen. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, said he was told the results Sunday afternoon after being tested Friday. The 39-year-old said he was tested because the guard implemented a...
    RUSSIA's fattest woman has died aged 57 after appearing on a local answer to Jerry Springer weighing 55 stone. Lyubov Nurdinova passed away at home after suffering from depression and refusing to answer the door to anyone, according to neighbours. 1Lyubov Nurdinova, 57, passed away at home after suffering from depression It followed her appearance...
    A number of tornados were seen touching down Sunday evening in western Massachusetts and Connecticut.    Damage was reported from towns situated along the path of the storm as violent winds snapped trees like twigs.  Video footage showed residents taking cover in their homes and cars as the storms passed overheard. A number of...
    The Nevada state legislature passed a series of police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds by officers. The state Senate and assembly each passed separate policing reforms on Saturday. The assembly passed legislation that forbids the use of chokeholds while the Senate passed legislation that repealed some legal protections afforded to police...
    (Adobe Stock Image) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada took its first steps toward joining the growing number of state legislatures throughout the United States that have revisited laws governing police conduct in light of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, who died after an officer pressed a knee to his neck. The...
    UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Actor Wilford Brimley speaks on stage at the 50th Anniversary Stuntmens Gala Honoring Harrison Ford on September 24, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images) Wilford Brimley has passed away at 85. The acting world is mourning the loss of one of a man who took...
    Moto GP: Fabio Quartararo won the Andalusian Grand Prix on Sunday, a week after his success on the same circuit in Jerez. After two rounds, the French rider is a solid leader in the MotoGP World Championship. A dream weekend. Author of pole position the day before, after the disqualification in extremis of Maverick...
    The High Court has ruled against convicted terrorist Mohammed Zahir Khan who demanded to be released early from prison after he claimed that the government’s new rule which mandates terrorists serve the majority of their sentences was a breach of his human rights and discriminated against Muslims. Parliament passed emergency legislation in late February that ended...
    Nevada lawmakers passed legislation on Saturday that would ban chokeholds in the state. The bill, passed by the state Assembly over the weekend, would also codify a “duty to intervene” for police witnessing colleague misconduct, The Associated Press reported. The measure would permit “only the amount of reasonable force necessary” to make an arrest. The measure...
    Getty A UFC fighter “passed out during the rules meeting” just moments before he was scheduled to fight so his contest had to be canceled just moments before it was set to air on television. Yahoo’s Kevin Iole reported the news on social media just moments before ESPN’s Heidi Androl did the same...
    Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s motorcade was booed on its way to Trump National, and one protester was spotted with a sign paying tribute to the late civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis. On Saturday morning, Trump’s Twitter feed was uncharacteristically quiet, but according to pool reports, he was busy getting booed on the...
    BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The lives of an undocumented 8-year-old boy and his father are starting to turn around.Edgar Machic Jr. was caught on camera during an Instagram Livestream, helping his dad sell flowers in Boyle Heights in July.After the video was shared, father and son were shown an outpouring of support by...
    The House is canceling its traditional August recess, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced on Friday, as congressional negotiations over the next coronavirus relief legislation have reached an impasse. Hoyer said that the House would remain in session until a deal on a bill is reached. "It is expected that the House will meet during...
    Auburn Tigers. (Photo by Michael Chang/Getty Images) Alabama football lost its most loyal and despised fan of all time Thursday.Noted tree poisoner and Alabama football super fan Harvey Updyke passed away on Thursday. There is a fine line between “it just means more” and taking it too far. Updyke not only crossed the line the...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers passed two bills Thursday aimed at addressing racial injustice, one making Juneteenth a state holiday and another abolishing the county-level title of freeholder, which sponsors say alludes to a time when Black people and women were excluded from government. The measures passed the Democrat-led Legislature and head next...
    THREE living US presidents and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi honored the strength, wit and love of Rep John Lewis during an emotional service for the Civil Rights icon on Thursday. A service for Lewis was held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, where Martin Luther King Jr once served as a pastor....
    A man was caught on camera pranking a golfer who had lost his ball by laying passed out on the floor and pretending he got hit. The hilarious clip, believed to have been filmed in Colorado, was shared to Instagram earlier this week.  It was uploaded by @thesheyshey alongside a caption that read: 'When someone hits...
    Conservative firebrand, businessman, and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, 74, has died after a weeks-long battle with the novel coronavirus. Cain’s website released a statement on Thursday morning penned by editor Dan Calabrese. “You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and...
    Fauci warns 4 states with high coronavirus numbers 5 CDC Safety Guidelines That Way Too Many Restaurants Are Ignoring YouTube Star Nicole Thea Honored With Balloon Release 2 Weeks After Her Death What should have been a day of celebration for YouTube star Nicole Thea is now a day of mourning for her friends and...
    The Fed just virtually guaranteed that mortgage rates will stay down 2020 Aston Martin Vantage Test Drive: We Need More Tasty Cars Like This on the Road The House Just Passed A Massive Child Care Rescue The House on Wednesday passed a massive child care bailout in the form of two bills that would...
    ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The Aspen City Council passed a mandatory mask zone which goes into effect July 31. People must wear a face covering at all times indoors and outdoors while in the zone. The area includes downtown and Highlands Village. Exemptions include those in motor vehicles and those while seated for dining. The...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The PIAA is moving forward with fall sports as scheduled. On Wednesday, the board of directors passed general protocols and sports specific protocols, according to Mike White from our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The board passed the protocols by a 30-2 vote. PIAA will go forward with fall sports...
    Much to the chagrin of some in law enforcement, the Connecticut State Senate voted to pass a police reform bill. After a contentious debate, lawmakers passed the controversial bill by a 21 to 15 vote that will increase transparency and accountability for police in Connecticut, including a new inspector general who will be tasked with...
    TV legend Regis Philbin’s cause of death has been revealed. Philbin passed away from a myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease and hypertension, a spokesperson for Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington, Conn. confirmed in an article published Wednesday by Page Six. Nearly one week after Regis Philbin passed away at age 88, his...
    By David Morgan and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats faced difficult talks on Tuesday on how best to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, after Republicans unveiled a relief proposal four days before millions of Americans lose unemployment benefits. Senate Republicans announced on Monday a $1 trillion coronavirus aid package hammered out...
    The Broadway theater world is in mourning, with actress Royana Black having passed away at just 47 years of age. The actress passed on July 14 in Los Angeles from AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia), it was revealed in her obituary in the Daily Freeman. A GoFundMe page was also set up for Black's husband, actor John...
    NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — Students, parents and teachers in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District are speaking out against the implementation of a new schedule that would have students completing what is typically a year’s worth of classes in a single semester. The schedule is known as “4×4” and was passed by the district for secondary...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Republicans will introduce a bill to provide a new round of coronavirus aid that would reduce an expansion of unemployment benefits and provide a new batch of stimulus checks, but to a smaller group of Americans than a prior round of help. “Senator Republicans have authored another bowl framework...
    Iconic television personality Regis Philbin's cause of death has been revealed. In a statement to Fox News on Monday, the Chief Medical Examiner Office in Connecticut said: "He died of heart disease (natural)." Philbin's family previously confirmed to Fox News that he passed away from "natural causes." He was 88. "We are deeply saddened to share...
    THE late Nick Cordero's wife Amanda Kloots shared a heartbreaking video of their one-year-old son saying "Dada" as his first words. The Broadway tragically passed away last month - leaving behind his devastated wife and son Elvis. 5 Broadway star Nick Cordero tragically passed away after a three month battle with coronavirus - he left...
    The Justice Department has reached a settlement with a Virginia-based technology staffing company that it says discriminated against permanent residents in favor of candidates on temporary work visas during a recent hiring process. The settlement struck with Asta CRS Inc., a provider of information technology staffing and consulting services with offices in Ashburn, Virginia,...
    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer says fast-thinking bystanders helped save a woman who passed out behind the wheel of a moving car. Vicksburg police officer Matthew Barnes told WJTV-TV he was the first officer on the scene after motorists reported a driver swerving erratically in the road. Barnes says he found a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Protesters stopped traffic on the FDR Drive and marched their way through the city Sunday. Video shows hundreds of people walking in the northbound lanes of the highway. The NYPD ultimately had to shut down the highway, forcing countless drivers to sit in their cars because of the demonstration. This march,...
    Her body was found at her £6.2 million home in Hampstead, North London, previously owned by her brother on Christmas Day, 2019.  And now seven months on, George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou's cause of death has reportedly finally been confirmed, following previous claims that she 'died of a broken heart,' exactly three years after her brother's...
    KELLY Ripa went makeup free while out and about with her husband Mark Consuelos following her tribute to the late Regis Philbin. The couple were spotted walking their dog in The Hamptons, New York, just a day after Kelly's former co-host passed away. 8Kelly and Mark were spotted out and about one day after the...
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 2: Former San Francisco Giants great Jack Clark (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images) Thom Brennaman accidentally killed off Jack Clark during yesterday’s Reds game. Former MLB All-Star outfielder Jack Clark was in for a real surprise when he tuned into Thom Brennaman’s call of the Cincinnati...
    Olivia de Havilland has died aged 104. The British-American Dame, perhaps best-known for her role as Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the Wind (1939), died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Paris, France on Saturday, Entertainment Weekly reports. Olivia - sister of actress Joan Fontaine - went on to win two Best Actress Oscars for To Each...
    President Trump reflected on his friendship with Regis Philbin after it was announced that the renowned television personality died at the age of 88 on Friday night. “One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “He was a fantastic person, and my friend....