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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City is now allowing outdoor graduations.Outdoor graduations can take place without capacity limits, but everyone in attendance will be required to wear masks and undergo health screenings.Social distancing will also be enforced.Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter will attend an outdoor graduation ceremony Friday at Citi Field.Here are more of today's headlines:Citi Field returning to...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Monday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Gov. Phil Murphy listed the state COVID-19 mask mandate in schools on Wednesday.  At a press briefing, Murphy said the mask policy is now up to individual school districts, particularly during heat waves. Several school districts had already decided to lift mask mandates. The Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District announced on Wednesday that its mask mandate was lifted for students as...
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    A YOUNG college graduate has won $1million after being randomly selected from the Ohio Vax-a-Million vaccination incentive draw.   Abbigail Bugenske, of Silverton, was announced as the first recipient of the coveted cash prize on Wednesday evening, after her name was selected from a random generator. 4Abbigail graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State just last yearCredit:...
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                        The first round of winners for Ohio’s Vax-a-Million program will be announced on Wednesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said on Monday. The Vax-a-Million program is open to any Ohio resident who has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. Eligible participants are entered into a lottery,...
    In this article TSLAIgor Golovniov | LightRocket | Getty ImagesThe dramatic pullback in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes as a flurry of negative headlines and catalysts, from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to a new round of regulations by the Chinese government, have hit an asset sector that has been characterized by extreme volatility since it was created. The flagship cryptocurrency...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Lollapalooza will be back in Grant Park this summer, after last year’s four-day music festival was cancelled due to the pandemic. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office confirmed the festival will be held at full capacity from July 29 through Aug. 1. The lineup will be announced on Wednesday at 10 a.m., and tickets will go on sale later...
    (CNN)New York will adopt the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines to not require masks or social distancing for vaccinated people beginning Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. Unvaccinated people should still wear masks, and masks will still be required of all people on public transit, in schools and some communal settings, Cuomo said at a news...
    The Yankees and Mets will offer free tickets to spectators who get vaccinated against COVID-19 at sites set up right at the game. Fully vaccinated spectators will also be able to attend Yankees and Mets games in sections designated for 100% capacity starting this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday. Separate sections for unvaccinated guests will still enforce...
    Twitter will not reinstate former President Donald Trump. The decision was made independent of Facebook's Oversight Board, which announced on Wednesday that he will remain suspended. There have been “no changes” regarding Trump's permanent suspension, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said Tuesday. Facebook’s Oversight Board announced on Wednesday that the former president will not be allowed back on the platform. FATE...
    The Giants insisted their trade for outfielder Mike Tauchman on Tuesday wasn’t a reaction to Mike Yastrzemski’s recent oblique injury, but for the next week, they’ll rely on Tauchman to help replace Yastrzemski in the club’s lineup. Prior to the start of Wednesday’s series finale against the Colorado Rockies, the Giants announced Yastrzemski was placed on the 10-day injured...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    Authorities said they arrested dozens of people in Brooklyn Center, Minn., on Wednesday as officers attempted to disperse crowds on the fourth straight night of protests following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.  Minnesota State Patrol Chief Col. Matt Langer told reporters shortly after midnight that about 24 people were detained on charges including violating the 10 p.m. curfew and...
    GOP Whip Steve Scalise created a milk carton with a 'Missing at the border' notice along with Vice President Kamala Harris' face Republicans took aim at Vice President Kamala Harris with a mock missing persons milk carton notice during a briefing Wednesday where they lamented she has yet to visit the southern border. During a GOP press conference, Republican...
    A vigil for Babbitt at the Legislative Mall in Dover, Delaware on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2020 Adam Monacelli/Courier-Post/Imagn Content Services LLC/Reuters The Justice Department won't pursue charges against the police officer who killed Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt was shot and killed during the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Justice...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been placed on the COVID-19 injured list, the team announced Wednesday. The Twins signed Simmons to a one-year contract this past offseason. He’s hitting .355 this season. The Twins announced last week that some players and staff had received their COVID-19 vaccine. #MNTwins players & staff received their COVID-19 vaccine thanks...
    Dotemu and Tribute Games revealed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, a 16-bit-style throwback to TMNT beat-’em-up games of old, for unspecified consoles and PC back in March. Now we know one of those consoles: Nintendo Switch. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge will launch on Switch later this year, Nintendo revealed during Wednesday’s Indie World showcase. The game sends...
    A Lansdale bar & grill announced they are temporarily closing their doors to customers for a couple of days after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Lansdale Tavern announced they will be closed for approximately two days starting April 7, according to a Facebook post published Wednesday. The West Main Street business said they will be closed to enforce deep...
    BRITAIN — Facility visit: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the AstraZeneca facility in Macclesfield, England, on Tuesday. The European Medicines Agency will announce the conclusions of its investigation into the connection between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots later on Wednesday, while AstraZeneca announced they have paused the trial of their jabs in children while investigations continue.Photo: Dave...
    The Pentagon announced Wednesday changes to its policies regarding transgender troops including prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and wider access to medical care. The changes will take effect in 30 days.  President Joe Biden in an executive order in January reversed the Trump-era ban on transgender troops serving in the military and directed the Department of Defense to submit...
    The restrictions in force since mid-March in 19 departments will be extended to the entire territory for four weeks from Saturday in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic, Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday. Emmanuel Macron spoke to the French this Wednesday evening to announce new measures to curb the epidemic. He called on the French on Wednesday to...
    Insider France will enter a four week COVID-19 lockdown starting on April 3, President Macron announced Wednesday. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday that France would enter a four-week lockdown starting on April 3, extending the current lockdown as hospitals struggle to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. This story is...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    (CNN Business)Wednesday morning, Slack rolled out a feature to let its users message people at other companies. By Wednesday afternoon, it was walking the feature back and making changes to prevent harassment after people pointed out that it could be used to send unsolicited DMs and perhaps even abusive emails.The feature is part of Slack Connected, a tool rolled out...
    The departments of Aube, Nièvre and Rhône will be added to the sixteen subjected since Saturday to reinforced braking measures to face the new outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, pending an acceleration of vaccination. “Consultations will take place this afternoon” to put these departments under a reinforced regime, announced government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Wednesday after the Council of...
    The Biden administration will have sent 100 million checks to families by Wednesday, President Biden said as he touted the benefits of his $1.9 trillion spending package during a visit to Columbus, Ohio. On the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act becoming law, he said his package builds on the promise of Obamacare and described how his vast spending...
    Rush Limbaugh’s brother has issued a brief statement memorializing the late conservative talk radio host, whose death from lung cancer was announced earlier this week. David Limbaugh, author and conservative political commentator, tweeted on Wednesday night: “Im not ready to speak yet but I Im so proud of my amazing, loving brother (sic)." He added, "Thousands of you have shared...
    Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm and Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, responds to a question during a panel discussion on 5G wireless broadband technology during the 2018 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 10, 2018.Steve Marcus | Reuters Qualcomm reported first quarter earnings after the bell Wednesday. Adjusted earnings beat expectations but Qualcomm's sales were slightly lower than what Wall...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden, who has been in office for one week, spoke to the American public on January 27. Biden addressed the nation from the White House. 3President Joe BidenCredit: AP:Associated Press What did Biden say during his speech? The president discussed climate change, jobs, and the task of restoring scientific integrity. "Today is climate day at the White House,"...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    WASHINGTON - A pro-Trump state lawmaker who filmed himself storming the U.S. Capitol has resigned and more arrests were announced Saturday as part of an investigation into Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol. Derrick Evans, a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, announced his resignation Saturday in a one-sentence letter to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice. Evans...
    Former Republican Missouri Sen. John Danforth said “the biggest mistake” he’s ever made was mentoring Sen. Josh Hawley, claiming Hawley incited Wednesday’s riot, according to local reports. It was just four years ago that Danforth branded Hawley a “once in a generation” candidate for the U.S. Senate, according to The Kansas City Star. One day after the riot at the...
    Three Minnesota bars face suspension of their liquor licenses after reopening Wednesday in defiance of an executive order. Gov. Tim Walz had announced that day that indoor service at restaurants, bars and breweries will remain prohibited through Jan. 11. But some businesses are choosing not to listen. The door opened at Alibi Drinkery in the Minneapolis suburb of Lakeville before...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily...
    VIDEO3:2103:21Sen. Daines: Covid relief deal could be announced Wednesday morningSquawk Box A Republican senator said congressional leaders could announce a $900 billion coronavirus relief deal as soon as Wednesday morning. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana told CNBC the aid agreement would not include liability protections for businesses or aid to state and local government. Disagreements over those two issues have...
    NEW YORK -- The United States should be celebrating a day of great hope today, as a Covid-19 vaccine could get authorized for emergency use very soon.Instead, it's a day of devastating loss. The daily death toll from Covid-19 reached a record high of 3,124 Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.That's more deaths than those suffered in the 9/11 attacks....
    (CNN)A green light for a Covid-19 vaccine could come any day now in the US, but leading health experts warn the nation is only at the start of a winter that's projected to be one of the most difficult in the nation's history. "We are in a totally unprecedented health crisis in this country. The disease is everywhere -- Midwest,...
    St. Louis doctor simulates what COVID-19 patients see at the end of their life in Twitter video. Its frightening. New rule cracks down on emotional support animals on planes S&P 500 notches 28th record close of 2020 but stock market posts tepid gain on Wednesday © Marketwatch MARKET PULSE U.S. stock benchmarks finished the session slightly higher on Wednesday,...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost normally provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. Programming note for this week, though: We’re taking a break from the daily coronavirus briefing  over the long holiday weekend,...
    A restaurant dining ban in Los Angeles was due to come into force Wednesday as officials warned Americans to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, while parts of Europe eyed looser coronavirus lockdowns over the festive season. The three-week order in Americas second-biggest city will begin as California faces record COVID-19 cases, and its health secretary urged people to avoid...
    Just as a spike in coronavirus sweeps across the nation, so too, the United States Capitol. Five House members and one Senator have announced they’ve contracted Covid-19 this week:  Senate Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa Grassley, age 87, announced Tuesday he’d tested positive and would be quarantining at home but that he was “feeling good.” As president pro tempore of the Senate, Grassley...
    Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to President Trump, said he is "en route" to Phildelphia with the Trump campaign legal team, vowing to protect the vote and "not let" Democrats "steal" Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential race as the ballot battle intensifies Wednesday.  "En route to Philadelphia with legal team. Massive cheating," Giuliani tweeted Wednesday. "@realDonaldTrump up by 550,000 with...
    State Rep. Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, announced Wednesday he has the votes needed to become the next speaker of the Texas House. The news — and the coalescing around Phelan — comes hours after the GOP maintained its majority over the lower chamber, fending off a well-funded challenge from Democrats who had hoped to flip the House for the first time...
    France will impose sweeping restrictions for a second time to stem the coronavirus pandemic. “I know that it may be tiresome, and it may be breaking your heart, but these difficult times call on all of us to show resilience and solidarity,” President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday. The shutdowns start Thursday and will be in effect through Dec....
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