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    NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads. Countless hours of treatment and research, trial and error now make it possible to take much closer measure of the new coronavirus and the lethal disease it has unleashed. But to take advantage of that intelligence, we must confront our persistent vulnerability: The virus...
    By DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there’s been a plot twist, thanks to the coronavirus putting food servers out of work in recent months as restaurants were forced to shut down their...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly two months of nightly protests that have devolved into violent clashes with police have prompted soul-searching in Portland, Oregon, a city that prides itself on its progressive reputation but is increasingly polarized over how to handle the unrest. President Donald Trump recently deployed federal agents to “quell” the demonstrations in Portland that began after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, shining an unwelcome spotlight as the city struggles to find a way...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nearly two months of nightly protests that have devolved into violent clashes with police have prompted soul-searching in Portland, Oregon, a city that prides itself on its progressive reputation but is increasingly polarized over how to handle the unrest. President Donald Trump recently deployed federal agents to “quell” the demonstrations in Portland that began after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, shining an unwelcome spotlight as the city struggles to find a way...
    ROCKLIN (CBS13) — Thousands won’t be sitting in church pews this weekend after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered churches to close indoor operations in 29 counties on the state monitoring list. But Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin is making it public that they keeping their doors open. Destiny’s pastor declined to speak with CBS13 on Tuesday. In a video posted on the church’s Facebook page, pastors Greg and Kathy Farrington said the government data is not factual and he won’t shut...
    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California revamped its guidelines for COVID-19 testing to focus of those in hospitals or considered at high risk of infection as the surging pandemic strained testing capacity. The state health department on Tuesday released a four-tier priority system for testing. Those hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms top the list along with “close contacts” of those with confirmed infections. Next in line are other people with symptoms and those living in high-risk facilities...
    By KEVIN McGILL and JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Its a fresh taste of bitter medicine for New Orleans: A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is forcing bars in the good-time-loving, tourist-dependent city to shut down again just a month after they were allowed to partially reopen. Louisiana had been an international hot spot for the new coronavirus in March, and New Orleans was its focal point. But hospitalizations began dropping after an April peak...
    By ADAM GELLER and MALCOLM RITTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads. Countless hours of treatment and research, trial and error now make it possible to take much closer measure of the new coronavirus and the lethal disease it has unleashed. But to take advantage of that intelligence,...
    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials at the countrys disaster mitigation agency said on Wednesday. Search and rescue officials were still looking for 23 people missing after the floods struck the North Luwu district of South Sulawesi province, said Raditya Jati, a spokesman for the national disaster mitigation agency. In one village, photographs showed a damaged house and a truck...
    By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI and EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the countrys more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name, and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former army lieutenant colonel credited with helping end Sri Lankas long civil war in 2009...
    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Salons in El Dorado Hills are experiencing a surge in customers. Phones were ringing off the hook with people desperate for an appointment Tuesday. The county is one of few left in the Sacramento area where salons and gyms can still be open. The questions are the same: “Asking if we’re open still because their salons are closed,” said Brooke Vaquiero, an employee at Thrive Hair and Spa. Appointments are booked solid at both hair...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a fresh taste of bitter medicine for New Orleans: A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is forcing bars in the good-time-loving, tourist-dependent city to shut down again just a month after they were allowed to partially reopen. Louisiana had been an international hot spot for the new coronavirus in March, and New Orleans was its focal point. But hospitalizations began dropping after an April peak and it appeared that the closure of a...
    NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads. Countless hours of treatment and research, trial and error now make it possible to take much closer measure of the new coronavirus and the lethal disease it has unleashed. But to take advantage of that intelligence, we must confront our persistent vulnerability: The virus...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It’s a fresh taste of bitter medicine for New Orleans: A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is forcing bars in the good-time-loving, tourist-dependent city to shut down again just a month after they were allowed to partially reopen. Louisiana had been an international hot spot for the new coronavirus in March, and New Orleans was its focal point. But hospitalizations began dropping after an April peak and it appeared that the closure of a...
              Ali Alexander is something of veteran in the Republican digital game and he sees warning signs for the reelection of President Donald Trump–and he cannot keep quiet about. When Alexander was growing up he learned politics when his lawyer mother took him with her to phone-bank for local judges, but he said he did not start helping Republicans with websites and digital communications after the party lost the House and Senate in 2006,...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael discusses Joe Biden’s recent call for shareholder capitalism and describes it as an attempt of governmental control by way of unions. He added that Biden advocates for...
              Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio. During the third hour, Carmichael discusses the recent confiscation of private citizens firearms by St. Louis Attorney General Kim Gardner in response to defending themselves against Black Lives Matter rioters. Leahy: Crom,...
    NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and citizens have reached an unsettling crossroads. Countless hours of treatment and research, trial and error now make it possible to take much closer measure of the new coronavirus and the lethal disease it has unleashed. But to take advantage of that intelligence, we must confront our persistent vulnerability: The virus...
    NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world has reached an unsettling crossroads. Countless hours of treatment and research, trial and error now make it possible to take much closer measure of the new coronavirus. But to take advantage of that intelligence, we must confront our persistent vulnerability. “It’s like we’re in a battle with something that we can’t see,...
              The Minneapolis Park Board plans to vote on repealing its nudity ordinance this week because the law contains “discriminatory language that targets female breasts.” Park Board Commissioner Chris Meyer said repealing the ordinance will be voted on during a Wednesday meeting. According to Meyer, it’s already legal for “people of all genders” to be topless in Minneapolis, but women and transgender people can still be cited for going topless in parks and on...
    Peter Navarro blasts Fauci in op-ed Mikaela Mayer overwhelms Helen Joseph in one-sided victory Dirty John Boss on Betty Brodericks Macabre Streak and Possible Future Seasons © Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network [This story contains spoilers for the finale of Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story.] The ending of Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story was never in doubt: The real-life case ended as USAs true crime anthology depicts it, with Broderick (Amanda Peet) sentenced to more than 30 years in...
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — For months he’s been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country’s more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name, and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former army lieutenant colonel credited with helping end Sri Lanka’s long civil war in 2009 with a brutal military campaign against separatists, the...
    toggle audio on and off change volume download audio WTOPs Jason Fraley highlights Sing for Hope virtual telegrams Her title role in “Porgy and Bess” was postponed at the Kennedy Center this summer. Instead, Alyson Cambridge of Arlington, Virginia, is participating in Sing for Hope grams. “Sing for Hope is a wonderful charitable organization that in the past reached out to … hospitals, schools, youth groups,” Cambridge told WTOP. “In the pandemic, everything is shut down and there is...
    By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australias most populous states will impose harsher restrictions on movement if a COVID-19 outbreak is not quickly bought under control, state premiers said on Wednesday. Australia has been heralded as a global leader in containing COVID-19, but in the last week it has seen a surge in new cases. Desperate to contain the outbreak, Victoria state last week forced about five million people into a six-week lockdown. Still, Victoria said it has found another...
    VIDEO2:1402:14Australia to offer 5-year visas to Hong Kongers with a path to citizenship, says ministerCapital Connection Australia is specifically targeting students and highly talented individuals from Hong Kong who will be able to contribute to its economy, a minister told CNBC this week. Canberra announced last week that it would be offering help to people wanting to move out of Hong Kong after the implementation of the new national security law on June 30. Australias decision followed that of Taiwan and the...