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    CHICAGO (CBS) — A California family that attended a big wedding in Milwaukee says the joyous occasion turned into a hotbed for a superspreader. The family was in Milwaukee last weekend for the wedding. READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested And Charged After ManhuntNow 12 of them are infected with COVID-19, and five of them have the Omicron variant. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Sunday, Flurries MondayThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services says everyone was vaccinated and most had boosters. None of the wedding attendees wore masks. MORE NEWS: University of Chicago To Host Public Memorial For Civil Rights Activist Timuel D. BlackAll of their symptoms are mild.
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — The family of slain retired police officer Kevin Nishita are speaking out as Oakland leaders try to address the rise in violent crimes and killings in the city where he was fatally shot while on duty. The Nishita family is concerned about the lack arrests connected to the killing of their loved one. “He’s still giving even though he’s not here,” said Virginia Nishita. Nine days have passed since Kevin Nishita was fatally shot on the streets of Oakland, while working as a guard protecting a KRON-TV news crew..   “He didn’t deserve this. We wish he could come home,” said his son Enrique Serrano. On Friday, Oakland’s homicide count reached 129 for the year. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf along with east Oakland council members Treva Reid and Loren Taylor are pushing hard to add more officers by spending $5.8 million, a move they say would help fill 60 vacant positions and get the total number of officers above 730, which the city council has already approved. “There is nothing progressive about unbridled gun violence,” Schaaf said....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of "The Bachelorette" on her journey to find love? Former "Bachelorette" Hannah Brown gives an extremely candid inside look at the process and her feelings along the way in her new book, "God Bless This Mess.""Writing a book I knew was going to be difficult and definitely an undertaking but I didn't prepare for how emotional and emotionally taxing it was going to be," Brown said.Brown was "The Bachelorette" and "Dancing with the Stars" champion in 2019. It was a whirlwind of a year, followed by the pandemic.Brown details her breakup with her fiancé, the rekindling of romances with the other two men in her top three, Peter and Tyler. She gives a raw account of what happened behind the scenes, after the show, and during her time with each.Even more interesting, Brown gives readers a glimpse into the events that made her who she is today. She talks about her beauty pageant past, high school, college, her family and her parents' relationship."I pride myself on being...
    The Gucci family slammed Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci in a scathing statement, saying the film “is extremely painful from a human point of view and an insult to the legacy on which the brand is built today.” The heirs of Aldo Gucci, who was chairman of the Gucci fashion house from 1953 to 1986, have issued a statement saying they are “a bit disconcerted” about what they claim is their inaccurate portrayal in Scott’s new film, House of Gucci, according to a report by Variety. “The Gucci family takes note of the release of the film ‘House of Gucci’ and is a bit disconcerted because, although the work claims to want to tell the ‘true story’ of the family, the fears raised by the trailers and interviews released so far, are confirmed: the film carries a narrative that is far from accurate,” the statement began. “The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and...
    Day one of Jussie Smollett’s trial has officially begun in Chicago with jury selection kicking off Monday.  The former "Empire" actor continues to argue he was the victim of a racist and homophobic assault in downtown Chicago late at night in January of 2019. Meanwhile, siblings Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who worked with him on the TV show, say he paid them $3,500 to pose as his attackers. Smollett arrived at the court in a navy blue suit and wool coat to match with a white dress shirt and gray striped tie underneath. He wore a black face mask as he arrived at the building with his arms linked to his family members who were there to support him as he argues his innocence. He looked serious and stoic as he entered the courtroom with his supporters creating a wall around him. His family members accompanied him into the courtroom where they emotionally said goodbye and left him at the defense table to watch the proceedings elsewhere in the building.  Seating within the courtroom is limited to accommodate the jury...
    TWO teen brothers were among three people killed following a mass shooting in Tennessee. Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and his 15-year-old brother Tavarius died, while their mom, 40, sisters, and younger sibling, 13, were injured after gunfire erupted at an apartment in Nashville on Friday. 3Zacquez Sherrell, 18, was killed following a mass shooting in Tennessee on FridayCredit: Facebook 3Zacquez's younger brother Tavarius, 15, also diedCredit: Facebook Two armed suspects entered the property, according to a statement issued by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Christian Akail Johnson, 29, believed to be one of the suspects who entered the home, was shot to death. Cops did not provide any extra information about the second suspect. The suspects apparently gained entry after knocking on the front door and neighbors said they heard rapid gunfire, according to WKRN. Witness Marie Cheek told the outlet: “You hear pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow. "It was so many people hurt that the ambulance had to try to find a way to turn around and get off the street. It was sad. Most read...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County Sheriff’s Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men who carjacked a woman and her family during a DoorDash delivery Saturday. Authorities said around 7 p.m., a woman, 46, along with her daughter, 11, and mother, 64, were delivering food to an address in the 1100 block of Werline Avenue in Ford Heights. The woman said the home appeared to be abandoned but noticed two men walking on the street. The men approached the vehicle, both men displayed a firearm and ordered the mother and daughter out of the vehicle before fleeing the scene. READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New BookThe first offender was described as a Black male, around 6 feet tall, thin, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a facemask. The second offender was described as a Black male, approximately 5’3” tall, stocky, with a dark hooded sweatshirt and facemask. READ MORE: ISP Arrest Man For Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery On I-290Police are looking for a black 2018 Mazda 3 with Illinois license...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County Sheriff’s Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two men who carjacked a woman and her family during a food delivery Saturday. Authorities said around 7 p.m., a woman, 46, along with her daughter, 11, and mother, 64, were delivering food to an address in the 1100 block of Werline Avenue in Ford Heights. The woman said the home appeared to be abandoned but noticed two men walking on the street. The men approached the vehicle, both men displayed a firearm and ordered the mother and daughter out of the vehicle before fleeing the scene. READ MORE: Chicagoan David Kronfeld Shares Advice To Career Success In New BookThe first offender was described as a Black male, around 6 feet tall, thin, and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a facemask. The second offender was described as a Black male, approximately 5’3” tall, stocky, with a dark hooded sweatshirt and facemask. READ MORE: ISP Arrest Man For Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery On I-290Police are looking for a black 2018 Mazda 3 with Illinois license...
    An off-duty Texas law enforcement officer was killed and three family members were injured Saturday in a suspected DUI crash in Tarrant County, according to reports. The officer was identified as Detective Alejandro "Alex" Cervantes of the Euless Police Department.  One injured adult was in critical condition at John Peter Smith Hospital while two children were being treated for serious injuries at Cook Children’s Medical Center, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The family was traveling at Boat Club Road and Rocky Point Trail in Lake Worth, northwest of Fort Worth, in a Chevy Impala around 3 p.m. when their vehicle was struck by a Jeep Wrangler, Euless police said in a statement. The Wrangler driver was identified as Dylan Molina, 26, of Lake Worth. He was expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter and three counts of aggravated assault, authorities said. DC POLICE INVESTIGATING NAVY YARD SHOOTING AMID RISE IN CRIME ACROSS THE NATION'S CAPITAL Molina's vehicle allegedly ran a red light prior to the crash, and witnesses claimed he tried to flee on foot afterward, the Euless police statement...
    Olga Puerta, originally from Colombia, holds an American flag as she joins with other people during a ceremony to become American citizens at a U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in a Miami Field Office on Aug. 16, 2019. The Biden administration has reversed the termination of two little-discussed but very significant immigration programs, including a policy that allowed Filipino World War II veterans to petition to bring loved ones to the U.S. while they wait for their visas. Both the Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Program and Haitian Family Reunification Parole were terminated by the previous administration in 2019. But in recent announcements, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said both programs will come back. “The FWVP program was established in June 2016 to allow certain Filipino World War II veterans and their U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident spouses to apply for parole for certain family members,” USCIS said. “If approved for parole, family members could come to the United States before their immigrant visas became available.” ”Many Filipino veterans passed away long before the FWVP program was implemented,” Melissa...
    FORT MEADE, Md. (WJZ) — Hundreds of active duty service members at Thanksgiving dinner on base as many cannot make it home to be with family. The command staff at Fort Meade wanted to make sure these men and women had the traditional turkey and ham dinners with all the fixings but the contract Manager for the Food Service Staff, Melba Taylor, said they like to sprinkle in a few surprises. READ MORE: Last Minute Holiday Travelers Head Out Of BWI Airport“We have steak, we have lobster tail, we have shrimp and we have an assortment of desserts. A;most every dessert you can imagine,” Taylor said. After 19 years of serving this meal to the men and women in uniform, Taylor said she would not miss the opportunity. “It’s just an honor to serve those who serve us,” Taylor said. “These young people are my son’s age and to see the joy on their faces and give them hope, it makes them a little more joyful.” READ MORE: Christmas Village Returns To Baltimore's Inner HarborKourtney Nunnery, a Private First Class...
    ABC Hannah Brown. Hannah Brown’s new book, ”God Bless This Mess,” details the story of “The Bachelorette” star turned “Dancing with the Stars’ champ, but there’s much more to it than her dating and dancing on ABC. According to a book description shared by People, Hannah’s book addresses “the most challenging moments of her life,” including “a shocking family tragedy” that took place when the 27-year-old former pageant queen was just six-years-old.Hannah Brown Went Into Detail About a Family Tragedy That Took Place 20 Years Ago Instagram In an excerpt from the book shared by E! News, Hannah revealed that in May 2001, her Aunt LeeLee and her two young cousins, Kent, 4, and Robin, 6, were murdered in their small town Alabama home. Hannah revealed that her mother broke the news to her by telling her that her Aunt and cousins “are now your angels in heaven” after “a  bad man came to their house and hurt them.” The future “Bachelorette” star wrote that she had an especially hard time wrapping her head around the tragedy...
    A Republican Senate memo claims that few of the roughly 82,000 Afghans evacuated to the United States after the calamitous American pullout from Kabul in August were not properly vetted.  The memo claims that screenings have not been done on the evacuees to sort out possible threats and are only reliant on criminal and terrorist databases in a process that those interviewed called 'reckless.' Senate Republicans interviewed federal officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Justice and the State Department.  The memo, reported by the Washington Examiner, claimed that the Biden administration wanted the screening process streamlined.    About 75 percent of the evacuees from Afghanistan are not U.S. citizens, green card holders or Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders or applicants.   Only 700 of 82,000 admitted held SIVs. Those grant the evacuees permanent American residency for helping the government during the 20-year occupation of Afghanistan.  A Republican Senate memo claims that few of the roughly 82,000 Afghans evacuated to the United States after the calamitous US pullout from Kabul in August were not properly vetted President...
    FIVE Turpin children were reportedly abused by a different family that took them in after years of being held in squalor by their own parents. Reports suggest that members of a Perris, California, family who were recently charged with physically and psychologically abusing foster children had previously taken in several members of the Turpin family. 5A report says several of the Turpin children continued to be abused in a foster home they were moved to 5Neighbors leave gifts for the Turpin children after they were removed from their parents' homeCredit: AP The connection came to light after adult Turpin family members, Jordan, 21, and Jennifer, 33, opened up about the abuse they experienced at the hands of their parents for years during an interview on ABC's 20/20 earlier this month. The Turpin family made headlines in 2018 after it was revealed that there was a severe case of maltreatment of their 13 kids within the household. David and Louise Turpin were later sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after they pled guilty to holding captive and torturing their...
    LAX (CBSLA) – Hang out Los Angeles International Airport enough and you’ll find some incredible stories. The pandemic has kept families apart for a long time. READ MORE: Smash And Grab Crimes On Rise, State Leaders Blame Light Punishment For RobberyBut on Tuesday, travelers arriving into LAX finally got the moment they’ve been anticipating since the start of the pandemic – seeing their loved ones. Mahmoud Daoud has been apart from his father for too long thanks to the pandemic. READ MORE: Bobby Cagle, Director Of LA County Department Of Children And Family Services, To Resign“It’s not like nice for being apart from my family, especially with holidays with this hard time with COVID,” he said. Daoud told CBSLA Reporter that wait felt like forever when his father’s flight from Turkey got delayed. In addition to the Daouds, other families finally got to see their loved ones in person for the first time in awhile. MORE NEWS: No. 1 Gonzaga Turns Showdown With No. 2 UCLA Into 83-63 RoutA moment that many family members around the world will finally get...
    PRINCE William ordered aides NEVER to brief against the family members after witnessing the devastating impact of Charles and Diana's media attacks dubbed "War of the Waleses". It comes as a shock BBC documentary, which aired tonight, accused William and Harry's households of briefing the media against each other. 3The Duke ordered his aides not to brief against other family membersCredit: Reuters 3A documentary accused the brothers of briefing their aides against each otherCredit: AP 3Prince William did not want to have a second 'War of the Waleses'Credit: Getty Presenter Amol Rajan says his controversial two-part documentary and podcast is "shocking" and "weird" and contains "racism, sexism" and "briefing or counter briefing". The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William are threatening to stop cooperating with the national broadcaster unless it removes the allegations - saying the Beeb refused to give them a right to reply or see the footage. They are braced to complain to Ofcom and have lawyers on standby. The first episode of The Princes and the Press screened tonight and included an interview with Finding Freedom author...
    (CNN) — If you and your family members are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, it’s OK for you to ditch the masks this holiday season when you’re around each other, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Sunday. “That’s what I’m going to do with my family,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” READ MORE: East Baltimore Fire Kills 3, Multiple Hurt Including 5 ChildrenHowever, the nation’s top infectious disease expert also noted if you are traveling or are unaware of the vaccination status of the people around you, then you should wear a mask in those situations. “Get vaccinated and you can enjoy the holidays very easily. And if you’re not, please be careful,” Fauci said. “Get tested if you need to get tested when you’re getting together, but that’s not a substitute for getting vaccinated. Get yourself vaccinated and you can continue to enjoy interactions with your family and others.” Fauci’s comments come as the US faces the second holiday season of the pandemic, but the...
    Members of a stunned and heartbroken community wrapped their collective hearts around a grieving Dumont family Sunday while trying to wrap their minds around the sudden death of a 14-year-old boy who collapsed while playing basketball. Aaron Vsasquez, who hoped to someday become a major league baseball player or coach, had finished practicing with his recreational league team on Saturday when he decided to stick around Grant Elementary School to play ball with his younger brother, parents said. A short time later he collapsed, they said. A coach who's a hospital medic immediately began CPR. Members of the Dumont Volunteer Ambulance Corps took Aaron to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. A GoFundMe launched Sunday included a message from Aaron's family: "With a heavy and broken heart we share the tragic and unexpected loss of our beloved Aaron Vasquez. Aaron was a 14 year old son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend with a bright future ahead of him. As a student and athlete he aspired to become a baseball player or baseball coach for the Major...
    (CNN)If you and your family members are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, it's OK for you to ditch the masks this holiday season when you're around each other, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN Sunday. "That's what I'm going to do with my family," Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."However, the nation's top infectious disease expert also noted that if you're traveling or are unaware of the vaccination status of the people around you, then you should wear a mask in those situations. How to prepare for another winter of Covid-19? An expert weighs in "Get vaccinated and you can enjoy the holidays very easily. And if you're not, please be careful," Fauci said. "Get tested if you need to get tested when you're getting together, but that's not a substitute for getting vaccinated. Get yourself vaccinated and you can continue to enjoy interactions with your family and others."Fauci's comments come as the US faces the second holiday season of the pandemic, but the first with...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The FDA signed off on COVID-19 booster shots for adults. But some worry it’s coming too late to turn around Minnesota’s latest surge. WCCO talked to the state’s top infectious disease expert to talk boosters, breakthrough cases, and the best way to handle the holidays this year. READ MORE: Woman Reunited With Puppy Stolen From Car In Highland VillageAt the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, Michael Osterholm worries about the weeks ahead in Minnesota. “This thing is far from over,” he said. He believes it’s still too early to determine why one geographic area will see a spike in COVID cases over another. But, he says we all play a part in the size of that surge through vaccinations and boosters in a state about 75% vaccinated. “A quarter unvaccinated still represents a lot of human wood for this coronavirus forest fire to burn and that’s what’s happening,” Osterholm said. “We are beginning to see an increasing number of breakthrough cases people who have been vaccinated six or more months for which that’s...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time, we’re hearing from the family of Ja’nya Murphy. The 21-year-old was found strangled in her Wheeling apartment. Two days later, a construction crew found her 1-year-old daughter’s body, in a Hammond retention pond. On Wednesday, Ja’nya’s grandmother and cousin spoke only to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot and provide new details about Ja’nya’s relationship with her accused killer. READ MORE: 2 Men Charged In Shooting That Killed One Armored Car Guard And Wounded Another, And With Later Shooting, Killing 2 Of Their Own Suspected AccomplicesThey both said, in February Murphy had broken up with Ahmeel Fowler, the man accused of killing her. They say Murphy broke up with Fowler in February, but then started seeing him again. Her family believes she was murdered because he was jealous. Ja’nya Murphy’s grandmother describes her as a loving, kind, and gentle person, who would help anyone in need. “She was very smart, you know, very intelligent young lady that believed everybody in the world was good. That nobody would hurt her, so she had no fear...
    A MAN who lost 27 family members in the Jonestown massacre has recounted how he narrowly escaped the same fate after his mother ousted him from the People's Temple before the 'Kool-Aid' mass suicide. Ed Norwood, 51, the author of 'Be A Giant Killer', was around five years old when his grandmother first took him to a service at 1859 Geary Street, in San Francisco, to hear Reverend Jim Jones speak. 24Ed Norwood (pictured with his wife) lost 27 family members in JonestownCredit: Courtesy 24He was taken to the People's Temple to hear Jim Jones speak when he was just five 24His grandmother, seven of his closest cousins, and a number of other family members died in what's known today as the Jonestown massacreCredit: Getty - Contributor Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Ed said he grew up an only child in the Bay Area but was incredibly close with his seven youngest cousins - Karen, Lisa, Berry, Freddie, Adrian, Cassandra, and Alicia - whom he deemed to be siblings. With his father out of the picture and his mother, Jynona...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is using an age-old pressure tactic as she tries to amass the votes to to pass President Biden's Build Back Better plan – saying lawmakers won't be flying home for the Thanksgiving holiday until they vote on it. Pelosi's efforts to bring the $1.75 trillion measure up for a vote have been repeatedly stalled – although she finally won House passage of Biden's $1.1 trillion infrastructure package before a different break, a week-long Veterans' Day recess. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told colleagues the Build Back Better plan is set to come up on Wednesday, with a vote possible Thursday, Friday or Saturday.  Pelosi told fellow Democrats the House won't go home until the bill is passed, CNN reported.  Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California), right, arrives with United States House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat of Maryland), left, and United States House Majority Whip James Clyburn. She told members of her caucus she won't send the House home for Thanksgiving until it passes 'Build Back Better' Adding uncertainty to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Bill Bowlen, the younger brother of late Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, says the death of his brother and subsequent power struggle for the team has torn his family apart. It also raised questions about Pat Bowlen’s mental capacity when he made some critical legal decisions affecting the team’s future direction. (credit: CBS) “It didn’t have to happen this way, that’s what really gets me,” lamented Bill. “It’s really sad that this has been able to tear a family apart the way it has, and that really hurts.” The on-camera comments from Bowlen family members were the first since several legal actions related to control of the team were resolved. Bill and his daughter, Julie, spoke to CBS4 in several interviews. (credit: CBS) “I think it’s important for Denver and the fans to understand a little bit more about what happened,” said Julie. “It has really been a downhill spiral since Pat stepped away from the team.” Pat bought the Broncos in 1984. His siblings later bought stakes in the team, but Pat eventually bought out Bill...
    A NEW warning has been issued about a WhatsApp scam that sees cyber criminals pose as family members to steal your money. Suffolk Trading Standards in the UK has had to issue the warning after a mother from the area received a scam WhatsApp message claiming to be her daughter. 1A Whatsapp fake family scam is rife on the appCredit: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett According to the East Anglian Daily Times, a woman from Kessingland, near Lowestoft, received a WhatsApp message from an unknown number. The unknown number claimed to her daughter. Her 'daughter' claimed to have dropped her phone down the toilet and needed a new number. Scammers often use elaborate excuses like this to try and impersonate someone. The fake daughter then said she needed to borrow money to pay a bill because 'she' couldn't access her account. Most read in TechBANK FRAUD Warning as Google Play charges are appearing in bank accounts unauthorizedTAP TIP Ex-Apple worker shows how to scan ANY text onto your iPhone in secondsSCRAP THESE APPS Warning over 23 dodgy apps that record you...
    CHICAGO (AP) — William Sterling Cary, a pioneering minister and civil rights activist who was the first Black person in prominent church leadership roles including president of the National Council of Churches, has died, according to family members. He was 94. Cary died Sunday at his suburban Chicago home in Flossmoor following heart failure after a long illness, his daughter Yvonne Cary Carter said Monday. Born in 1927 in New Jersey, Cary showed a knack for leadership at a young age and was ordained as a teenager. He attended Atlanta’s Morehouse College where he served as student body president from 1948 to 1949, according to the school. While he was ordained a Baptist, he served in Presbyterian and United Church of Christ congregations, including in New York. In 1972, he became the first Black president of the National Council of Churches, a massive coalition of U.S. Christian churches. Two years later, he was elected conference minister of the Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC) — the first Black person named a UCC conference minister....
    This month, dozens of U.S. service members have notified the Department of Defense about relatives who are still in Afghanistan but want to get out. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby acknowledged during Monday’s briefing that “60 service members have come forward and expressed concerns about family members in Afghanistan” in the last two weeks. Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, issued a memo on Nov. 4 urging those in the military with family members trapped and seeking an escape to email his office and provide them with their information. NO 'DEFENSIVE SYSTEMS ARE CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH' CHINA'S HYPERSONIC MISSILE, MILLEY SAYS None of the people whose names were submitted to Kahl’s office were eligible for parolee status, the spokesman said. “Our policy shop put out a memo to the services to let them know that the immediate family members of our service members in Afghanistan are eligible for facilitated departure, and it lists who they are and encouraging military personnel and DOD civilians, quite frankly, with immediate members to contact the Office of Policy here at the...
    Nearly two-thirds of vaccinated Americans will likely ban unvaccinated family members from gatherings this upcoming politically-heated holiday season, as an expert warns that too many Americans can't separate politics from their personal lives. The study by OnePoll, conducted on November 2, surveyed 2,000 Americans in an effort to provide insight into how the COVID-19 vaccine has impacted people's relationships with their loved ones ahead of the holidays this year. The staggering findings mirror the national divide that the COVID-19 pandemic has further exacerbated. Of the 65 percent surveyed individuals who reported being fully vaccinated, 58 percent said they've cut off family members who have refused the jab. Author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan believes that even those who make it to the dining table on Christmas and Thanksgiving, will have divisive debates about politics in the country. 'There's a lot of what you might call rough and tumble shut-up rhetoric and that's healthy. What is not healthy is when that isn't just retained and kept in the political area but becomes personal, becomes something you bring to the supermarket -...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Family and loved ones gathered Friday to remember an 18-year-old who was shot and killed during a carjacking on Chicago's South Side.William McGee was just shy of getting his high school diploma before he gunned down."They just took a good kid. My baby," said his mother, Larena Lillard. "They just took a good kid. My baby. And if we keep allowing it, it'll be somebody else's son.""He made everybody smile by the way he act, or who he met," said his older sister, Daisy McGee. "Everybody loved him! And it's just crazy that so many people loved him!"SEE ALSO | Radio host Maze Jackson's Porsche carjacked in South Loop; Homer Glen man chargedEMBED More News Videos Radio host Maze Jackson was astonished when a man stole his Porsche in the South Loop. A 28-year-old from Homer Glen is now charged. McGee was on East 98th Street just off of South Drexel Avenue Thursday afternoon when police say someone targeted him a carjacking just before 2 p.m. Family members said other vehicles had him surrounded."And as he start...
    Residents in one Fairfield County town have been receiving threatening text messages demanding money. On Thursday, Nov. 11, New Canaan residents reported receiving unsolicited text messages from 203-571-3124, said New Canaan Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski. The scammer demanded payment or the residents’ family members would be harmed. "These messages are scams and are a part of a national trend," Krolikowski said.  The chief said residents should: Never give personal information to unknown persons over the telephone or electronically. Be suspicious of unsolicited telephone calls, voice messages, text messages, and e-mails. Never communicate with scammers and block the scammer’s telephone number and e-mail address. Never wire or send money in response to an unknown person who makes an unexpected demand. To reach the New Canaan Police Department, call 203-594-3500.
    An attorney for one of the three men accused of murdering unarmed Black runner Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia last year raised eyebrows and ire Thursday after asking the presiding judge in the case to exclude Black faith leaders from the courtroom because he believes their presence is "political" and could sway the nearly all-white jury. Kevin Gough, the defense attorney for William "Roddie" Bryan—who recorded cellphone video of the February 23, 2020 pickup truck chase and fatal shooting of the 25-year-old Black jogger—unsuccessfully argued that the presence of well-known Black clergy including Revs. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and William Barber II would be "intimidating" to jurors. "If we're... going to bring high-profile members of the African-American community into the courtroom to sit with the family during the trial in the presence of the jury I believe intimidating, that's an attempt to pressure... or influence the jury," Gough argued. "There's only so many pastors they can have," he continued. "If their pastor is Al Sharpton right now that's fine, but that's it." "We don't want any more Black pastors in...
    "Active duty members of the U.S. military, including U.S. Navy Airman Shyeed Crooks (R), take the oath of citizenship during a ceremony at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services headquarters on November 09, 2021 in Camp Springs, Maryland." Nearly 4,500 current and former U.S. military service members, as well as family members, will be sworn in as U.S. citizens as part of Veterans Day 2021. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a statement that it’s holding more than 90 ceremonies this week, including a Maryland ceremony presided over by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. “They're all veterans or active-duty members of the military representing all services,” WMAR Baltimore reported. “They come from Cameroon, China, El Salvador, Germany, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal. and South Korea.” “The willingness to serve in our armed forces before you become U.S. citizens is truly a remarkable example of devotion to country and our highest ideals,” Mayorkas wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. “On the eve of #VeteransDay, we congratulate you for everything that you have done and continue to do for all of us.” Among the...
    Denver police last year released these images of three masked suspects in the fatal Green Valley Ranch arson fire.  On the night a police car pulled behind 16-year-old Kevin Bui’s vehicle in early September 2020, nearly a month had passed since someone set fire to a home in northeast Denver, killing a baby, a toddler and three adults in a ferocious overnight blaze. Investigators had released photos of three suspects — ghostly figures in sweatshirts and full masks — as well as of a car thought to be involved in the crime, a dark, four-door sedan with tinted windows. But it would be months yet before they’d charge Kevin, his 16-year-old friend Gavin Seymour and a 15-year-old boy with the murders. The older teens are due in court Friday. When the police officer pulled up that night, Kevin stopped his car. He waited for the officer to step out and start walking toward him. Then he took off. “Now you just made the car even hotter,” his older sister Tanya Bui rebuked him in text messages later. “…IDK what to...
    [A defense] said once the information is consolidated, the Pentagon will work with the State Department to extract family members who want to leave. The U.S. military will not have a role in actually getting the people out of the country, the official said.The Pentagon does not have a good accounting of how many DOD civilians still have immediate family members in Afghanistan, the officials said. In September, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) wrote Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging them to rescue the family members of U.S. service members, and warned what may happen if they do not. "If we abandon the family members of our service men and women in Afghanistan, they will certainly be slaughtered by the Taliban," McCaul wrote.
    Dear Amy: In our nine-member family, we have two people at extremes: One is a staunch anti-masker and anti-vaxxer. The other is paranoid in her efforts to be safe. Amy Dickinson  All family members (except the three in the anti’s household) have been vaccinated. We traditionally have family gatherings at our home for most holidays. The anti-vaxxer will usually scoff at any virus protection shown by anyone when there is a gathering. The paranoid one refuses to come in our house if the anti has been there in the previous 24 hours. Reasoning with either of the two extremes has been fruitless. My wife and I are currently considering splitting the gatherings, so the two extremes do not conflict. This is very sad and means diluting the festivities we enjoy so much. Related Articles Ask Amy: How do we tell them we’re sick of their kid’s antics? Ask Amy: She thinks she needs to fact-check anything I say Ask Amy: I want to tell the bride this is a bad idea, but she’s touchy...
    (CNN)The Pentagon has intensified its effort to evacuate the families of Defense Department service members and civilians from Afghanistan, creating a system to track the number of immediate family members who remain there more than two months after the US withdrawal.In a memo, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl asked Defense service members and civilians to submit via email relevant information about their immediate family still in Afghanistan -- data that had previously been tracked by the services. Elevating the data collection to within the purview of the under secretary of defense will make it easier to pass this information on to the State Department, which leads the effort to evacuate American citizens, green card holders and others from the country."I think it's safe to say ... that we would expect dozens of service members would have concerns over family members," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said at a news briefing Monday. Escape from Kabul: Inside the volunteer effort by US troops to rescue their families from AfghanistanThe memo, first reported by NBC News, was written last...
    LITTLE People, Big World has been on our screens for the past fourteen years.  The series chronicles the Roloff family and centers around their famous farms in Oregon. 9 Matt Roloff showed off his dream farm home, where he is living with girlfriend CarynCredit: Instagram 9 Amy is now engaged to Chris Marek 9 Amy with her daughter Molly and her husbandCredit: Instagram Jacob with his girlfriend and momCredit: Instagram Matt and Amy Roloff, who are divorced, are both 4 feet tall and the show documented them raising their kids. They share four children together, twins Jeremy and Zachary, both 31, Molly, 28, Jacob, 24. Their divorce was finalized in May 2016 but Amy and Matt still work together on Roloff Family Farms. Season 22 is currently airing on TLC. Who are Zach and Tori?  9 Zach and Tori have two kids and live in Washington.Credit: Instagram Zach is Jeremy's twin brother. He first met Tori in 2010 when she began working on Roloff Farms during pumpkin season. They got married five years later and now live nearby his childhood home....
    The hackers from the Kandy group took a rare step and apologized to members of the royal family in the Gulf for leaking their information. Fear or PR? Source: Pixabay In recent years, we have seen almost all types of cyber-attacks – from relatively simple hacking to Israeli web development company Iranian hackers or “Iranian hackers” – hacking with global effects like Solar Winds. But what we don’t see is that hackers apologize to victims. Put Trump aside and apologize to the Saudi prince The Russian hacker group Kandy last month released a sample of data stolen by its people from jeweler Groff – a source of bit-blinking between the world-famous and the rich. Among his clients are details leaked following the overthrow of Conte’s men, including Oprah Winfrey, David Beckham and the President of the United States (Also those who want to start a new social website) Donald Trump. But the real problem with the vast amount of information leaked by hackers is not related to these three, but to the details of members of the royal family from...
    Meghan Markle has been ridiculed by a Congressman for using her royal title to lobby U.S. senators, noting that the British royal family had strict rules about not getting involved in politics. The Duchess of Sussex cold-called at least two Republican senators - Susan Collins of Maine and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia - to plead with them to support paid parental leave. Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who gave Markle the senators' personal phone numbers, said that the duchess now wants to be part of a 'working group' to thrash out policy proposals. Jason Smith, a Republican congressman representing Missouri, said Markle was trading off her royal title and 'interfering' in an inappropriate way.   'If she wants to be a royal, she needs to be a royal - she can't have it both ways,' Smith told TMZ.  Meghan Markle, pictured with her husband Prince Harry, has been accused by a congressman of trading on her royal title Jason Smith, a Republican congressman for Missouri, was asked by TMZ for his opinion on Markle's lobbying efforts TMZ...
    NAPA (CBS SF) — A Napa man was convicted of raping and sexually abusing two young family members over the course of several years and is facing life in prison, authorities said Wednesday. Samuel Cereda, 39, was convicted on Friday of 50 charges including child rape, oral copulation, sexual penetration and forcible lewd acts. The Napa County District Attorney’s Office said Cereda committed the acts against one family member between 2017 and 2019 in Napa County, and another between 2009 and 2011 in San Bernardino County. His victims were between 8 and 13 years old at the time of the sexual abuse. READ MORE: Oakland Tech Students Walk Out to Protest District's Sexual Harassment PolicyFollowing a nine-day trial in Napa Superior Court, the jury also found true special allegations that Cereda committed sexual offenses against multiple victims, engaged in substantial sexual conduct with the victims, and committed the offenses by force, fear, violence or duress. The DA’s office said one of the survivors disclosed the abuse to a friend who then encouraged her to report it to a trusted school...
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    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed on Sunday evening she had tested positive for COVID-19 after deciding not to travel with President Biden to the G20 summit in Rome because members of her family had already received positive tests. 'While I have not had close contact in person with the President or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday – and tested negative for four days after that last contact – I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,' she said in a statement.  'I last saw the president on Tuesday, when we sat outside more than six-feet apart, and wore masks.' More to come  Jen Psaki
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In Pittsburgh, men and women who served our country were showing off their art skills today at the inaugural Military Arts Festival. READ MORE: Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon Kick Off Halloween With ParadesCreated by veteran’s service organization CIVEASE, the festival showed off over a dozen artists who are connected to the military. READ MORE: Candy Expert In Pittsburgh Weighs In On Most Popular Brands For Halloween This Year“As a veteran myself, a lot of us have difficulty transitioning out,” Anthony Stough, founder of CIVEASE, said. “So we wanted to celebrate something that not a lot of people see within veterans. We wanted to showcase a lot of the creativity.” MORE NEWS: Several Mail-In Ballot Dropoff Options Available In Allegheny, Westmoreland CountiesAll of the proceeds will go toward career development and other programs for veterans and their families.
    PALACE aides are facing a right royal headache - because Prince Harry and Prince Andrew are still slated for one of the family's most important roles. The dukes of Sussex and York are still listed as 'counsellors of state' - meaning that, if the Queen is unwell or abroad, they can serve in her stead. 5Sources close to the Royal Family say Palace aides are facing a 'constitutional headache'Credit: AFP 5Four members of the family are listed as 'counsellors of state' - meaning they can fill in for the Queen if she's poorly or abroadCredit: BBC Only four such positions exist, with the other two filled by Charles and William. But neither Harry nor Andrew is currently a working royal. Andrew has stepped back amid bombshell sex assault claims, while Harry chose to leave for a new life with Meghan Markle in LA. Now, top aides are said to be concerned there's a vacuum at the very top of the family - as one source labelled the problem a "constitutional headache". It's alleged they're considering promoting Camilla into the job...
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    Rep. Dan Crenshaw tore into the Biden administration's reported plan to pay migrant families separated at the border after crossing illegally $450,000 per person, noting that it was higher even than service members who die in combat.  'Biden wants to pay illegal immigrants $450,000 for their hardship while breaking our laws. For perspective, if a service member is killed in action, their next of kin gets an insurance payment of $400,000,' the Texas Republican wrote on Twitter. 'Let that sink in.' The US government offers $100,000 for those who die in combat.   The death gratuity payment, as it's called, is distributed among family members as designated by the service member, who is also eligible to opt in to a life insurance policy that pays out up to $400,000.     The US government also pays almost nothing to those who suffer a loss as a result of drone strikes abroad.   The government is currently trying to settle with migrants who say the Trump-era zero-tolerance policy, which in some cases separated them from their children for months at a time, caused them...