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    Legend has it a humanoid creature covered in fur inhabits the forested areas along the west coast of the northern US and although stories of this mythical monster have been told since the 1800s, no one has been able to prove its existence. The closest and most compelling evidence of Bigfoot was captured in 1967, when Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson shot footage of a furry figure walking through Bluff Creek in Northern California. The grainy, one-minute clip has sparked many investigations into its authenticity and DailyMail.com received an early look of the History Channel’s ‘The Proof is Out There’ that dissects the famous film with the hopes of solving the mystery – was the figure someone in a suit or really Bigfoot? ‘The Proof is Out There’ episode about Bigfoot will run tonight at 10pm ET. The show has brought on a team of experts to use the latest and greatest technology for this mission, including artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms. ‘We are trying to figure out the origins of man, the big bang, evolution and if God...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than a dozen Chicago City Council members filed a petition Thursday that sets the stage for voters to determine the map that will decide aldermanic boundaries for the next 10 years. The move could force a compromise, or lead to a costly referendum. A new Chicago ward map was introduced to city council on Dec. 1, 2021. Armed with their 500-page petition, a group of aldermen representing the Latino Caucus and two other members marched into the city clerk's office Thursday morning filing for a referendum."It seems like it's time for the voters of the city of Chicago to decide," said Ald. Silvana Tabares 23rd Ward, Vice Chair, Latino Caucus. "And that is what we did today."READ MORE: Black, Latino caucuses battle over new Chicago wards mapThe group, which has support from 15 city council members, wants voters to be able to choose the map which will establish the balance of power for the next decade.They say their proposed map was done fairly and with transparency, based on census data. They are highly critical of...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first law requiring women on boards of publicly traded companies, he suggested it might not survive legal challenges. Three years later, a judge will begin hearing evidence Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court that could undo the law credited with giving more women seats in boardrooms traditionally dominated by men. The California law has spurred other states to adopt or consider similar laws. The conservative legal group Judicial Watch brought the lawsuit claiming it’s illegal to use taxpayer funds to enforce a law that violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution by mandating a gender-based quota. “They are creating a classification that either prefers or discriminates against one class or in preference of another,” attorney Robert Patrick Sticht said. He said the state doesn’t have a compelling government interest to create the mandate. Another conservative legal group has filed a separate lawsuit in federal court claiming the law violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Former Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, who authored...
    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change. By working with local communities around the world the researchers said they will collect 10,000 DNA samples to determine how the vast networks that fungi create in the soil are changing as a result of human activity — including global warming. “Fungi are invisible ecosystem engineers, and their loss has gone largely unnoticed by the public,” said Toby Kiers, a professor of evolutionary biology at Amsterdam’s Free University and co-founder of the non-profit Society for the Protection of Underground Networks that’s spearheading the effort. “New research and climate models are providing irrefutable evidence that the Earth’s survival is linked to the underground,” she said. Experts agree that tracking how fungal networks, also known as mycelia, are affected by climate change is important for protecting them — and ensure they can contribute to nature’s own mechanisms for removing carbon dioxide, the main...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Local, state, federal, and leaders across the world are monitoring the spread of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. The variant, first identified by South African scientists, is believed to be potentially more transmissible which has led to a wave of travel restrictions across the globe. READ MORE: Homegoing Celebration, Funeral Service Set For Congresswoman Carrie MeekThere is still a lot that’s unknown about the Omicron variant, but scientists are racing to determine its severity, transmissibility and whether it evades current vaccines. On Monday, President Biden warned that the Omicron variant will eventually reach the US, but he also urged Americans to stay calm. The President also insisted no widespread lockdowns are coming. Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement last week the mutations in the Omicron variant were “concerning,” adding that the company has been “moving as fast as possible to execute our strategy to address this variant.” He said on Tuesday, COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been against the Delta variant. “There...
              moreby Eric Lendrum   After an investigation, police have determined that a Florida school tying a mask to a disabled student’s face did not count as child abuse, according to Fox News. The investigation was initiated after seven-year-old Sofia Bezerra, who has Down syndrome, was found to have a mask tied to her head with a nylon string when she got off the bus after school on October 7th. Her step-father, Jeffrey Steel, said that she had left for school that morning without a mask on since she had received a medical exemption to the school’s mask mandate. Steel said that, as a result of her Down syndrome, his step-daughter has an enlarged tongue and breathes primarily through her mouth, which would make a mask more dangerous for her; when she came home, the mask was wet with her own saliva. Steel added that neither he nor his wife, Sofia’s mother, were informed by the school that Sofia would be forced to wear a mask, and no consent was given for her to have the mask forced onto her. When Steel...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Since Massachusetts is a hub for medical research, much of the surveillance around the COVID-19 Omicron variant is happening in the Boston area. “I’d expect to see some info from labs over the next week or two,” said Dr. Paul Sax, Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. READ MORE: Latest COVID Travel Ban To South Africa Interrupts Christmas Plans For Some FamiliesBrigham and Mass General Hospital work in collaboration with MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute. Broad has one of the few labs with sequencing technology that can detect specific variants in COVID samples. “Right now I happen to know we’re using some results from patients diagnosed here who have lots of virus, meaning low cycle thresholds on their PCR, and sending those for sequencing. But it’s not done routinely,” said Dr. Sax. The Cambridge-based vaccine manufacturer Moderna is also in the new push to beat Omicron. READ MORE: 'Old Ladies Against Underwater Garbage' Cleaning Out One Pond At A Time On The CapeThe company’s CEO Stéphane Bancel said, “We are...
    TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County Judge Mickey Norman will remain on a case to determine a payment cap on the $32 million award to the son of Korryn Gaines, denying a request from his attorneys. A Baltimore County police officer fatally shot Gaines during a standoff at her Randallstown apartment in 2016. Officers were there to serve warrants to Gaines for failure to appear in a misdemeanor case and to her fiancé for an assault charge. READ MORE: Man, 40, Shot And Killed In Baltimore SaturdayGaines was reportedly armed with a shotgun during the standoff. Her five-year-old son, Kodi Gaines, was also wounded in the shooting. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger declined to charge any officer in Gaines’ death, but in 2018, a county jury awarded $38 million. Judge Mickey Norman overturned that decision in 2019, but an appeals court reinstated the verdict in July 2020. A settlement of $3 million was reached for the family of Korryn Gaines for her estate in August, but the jury’s $32 million award to Kodi Gaines remains unsettled. READ MORE: Frederick County...
    (CNN)Challenges to the Biden administration's vaccine mandate targeting employers with more than 100 employees will be consolidated and heard by a federal appeals court to be chosen Tuesday by a ping-pong ball lottery.The dramatic announcement could determine the ultimate fate of President Joe Biden's most controversial push to date to ensure that as many Americans as possible are vaccinated against Covid-19, especially after the emergence of a new strain of the virus. Who will pay for testing under Bidens new vaccine mandate for businesses?The selection of one appeals court to hear the challenge also highlights the ferocious battles that have played out in recent years after President Donald Trump confirmed a record number of appeals court judges during his four-year term, changing the faces of some of the courts. The Biden administration is now racing to fill remaining vacancies with judges that share President Biden's outlook on the law. The ideological gap between the 12 circuits is at times stark and Republican critics of the mandate were hoping that a conservative-leaning court, like the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals...
    KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse draws slips of paper from a raffle drum to help determine which 12 jurors will decide his fate. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The best fictional spies not named James Bond How to prepare your home for a natural disaster With the clock ticking ever closer to Dec. 1, the date MLB's collective bargaining agreement runs out, MLB and the MLB Players Association are continuing to try and come to terms on a new deal. The Athletic reported on Thursday the details of a new proposal from MLB, which includes a new way to pay players before they enter free agency.  This new payment structure depends on the use of one stat: fWAR.  What is the new payment structure, and what is fWAR? Right now, the way players are paid before they hit free agency is salary arbitration. In front of a neutral arbitrator, the player's agent and an MLB lawyer each present their case for why a player should or shouldn't be paid a certain amount.  MLB's new proposal gets rid of the arbitration process. It would still pay players based on performance, but instead of having two people argue about how much a player's performance is worth, MLB would instead...
    PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano Fire Department investigators have determined it was lightning that caused a massive fire at a house Wednesday. Firefighters got the call around 5:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of Harrington Drive – not from Park Boulevard and Alma Drive. READ MORE: North Texas Council Of Governments Launches Safe Driving CampaignWhen they arrived, they found flames running through the attic of the two-story home. READ MORE: Continuing Education Fund Aims To Help Veterans Succeed In Healthcare CareersFire eventually punched through the roof. A spokesman says a neighbor saw lightning hit the house. MORE NEWS: Texas Sheriff Calls Methamphetamines A 'Clear And Present Danger' After $16M Drug BustsNo one was hurt.
    In this article TSLASpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk holds a helmet as he visits the construction site of Tesla's gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, Germany, May 17, 2021.Michele Tantussi | ReutersElon Musk on Saturday asked millions of his Twitter followers to determine the future of a chunk of his Tesla holdings. Responding to criticism that he's avoided paying his fair share of taxes, the Tesla CEO asked users to decide whether or not he should hold or sell 10% of his stock. "Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock. Do you support this?" he said. Musk added a poll function, so users could vote "Yes" or "No." "I will abide by the results of this poll, whichever way it goes," Musk, one of the world's richest people, added. It wasn't immediately clear what that proposed sale would amount to or what the tax rate would be. As of last December, Musk owned about 22.4% of the company's shares outstanding, according to The Wall...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, intelligence agencies won’t be able to conclude whether COVID-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials said Friday in releasing a fuller version of their review into the origins of the pandemic. The paper issued by the Director of National Intelligence elaborates on findings released in August of a 90-day review ordered by President Joe Biden. That review said that U.S. intelligence agencies were divided on the origins of the virus but that analysts do not believe the virus was developed as a bioweapon and that most agencies believe the virus was not genetically engineered. China has resisted global pressure to cooperate fully with investigations into the pandemic or provide access to genetic sequences of coronaviruses kept at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which remains a subject of speculation for its research and reported safety problems. Biden launched the review amid growing momentum for the theory — initially broadly dismissed by experts — that the virus leaked from the Wuhan lab. Former President Donald Trump and his supporters long argued...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul Lopez want voters to return their ballots. It’s too late to mail that ballot, but there are 41 drop boxes across the city where voters can turn in their completed ballot. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Increase In Hospitalizations Show Concerning TrendIn addition to the drop boxes for ballots, there are 11 voting centers across Denver, along with two mobile voting centers. “There are initiatives and questions that will determine the future of this city that will depend on your participation,” said Lopez. The turnout so far for this election is about 3%, which is far below where the city normally is at this time prior to Election Day. The mayor discussed why getting more voters to turn in their ballot is so important, with most questions focusing on local issues. READ MORE: Hershey Kisses Are Colorado's Favorite Halloween Candy (credit: CBS) “What we have to guard against in this election, is to not allow a small group of voters to determine the...
    NORTH PORT, Fla. -- Now that the decomposed remains of Brian Laundrie have been found, where does the investigation into the strangling of his girlfriend, Gabby Petito, go from here?Petito, 22, was discovered slain last month on the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, one of the places the young couple had visited during a cross-country van trip that ended with Laundrie mysteriously returning home alone to Florida in the vehicle.Laundrie, named a "person of interest" in the case, was missing for a month before his skeletal remains were found Wednesday in a swampy wilderness park near his home.MORE: Laundrie family attorney speaks out after discovery of Brian's remains EMBED More News Videos Stephen Bertolino, the attorney for the Laundrie family, spoke out on "Good Morning America," the day after Brian's remains were found in a Florida nature preserve. The case has drawn worldwide interest and numerous theories online from amateur true-crime sleuths. It has also thrown a spotlight on the many missing-persons cases involving women of color who do not get a fraction of the attention given...
    Brian Laundrie's autopsy is inconclusive, Florida authorities have said, and the remains are now being sent to an anthropologist to try and determine how he died.  'No manner or cause of death was determined, and the remains were sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation,' said Steve Bertolino, the Laundrie family lawyer, speaking to The New York Post.  Laundrie's remains were found on Wednesday in the T Mabry Carlton Jr Memorial Reserve. The 23-year-old was last seen on September 13, his parents said, when he left to go for a hike. Laundrie was the sole 'person of interest' in the murder of his fiancee, Gabby Petito, who was found dead in Wyoming. The pair had been on a road trip and documenting their travels on social media.  Laundrie vanished on September 13, six days before the body of his fiancee Gabby Petito was found in Wyoming. She had been missing since August 26  An extensive manhunt was staged for four weeks, with a particular focus on the Carlton Reserve because Laundrie's Ford Mustang was parked at the park, and he was known...
    The rivers and tributaries on Saturn's moon Titan could help NASA's upcoming mission to the celestial satellite learn more about its geology and whether it's capable of supporting life, a new study suggests. Astronomers, led by those at Cornell University, looked at Titan's map of rivers and tributaries and determined that the shapes of the rivers can give additional information on how deep they are or what occurred in the region. They also found that the images they used to study Titan likely underestimated the drainage density, which could show how they operate on the distant moon. The rivers and tributaries on Saturn's moon Titan could be helpful for NASA's upcoming mission to the celestial satellite to learn more about its geology and if it's capable of supporting life Astronomers determined the shapes of the rivers on Titan (pictured) can give information on how deep they are or what occurred in the region 'The channel systems are the heart of Titan's sediment transport pathways,' said study co-author Alex Hayes in a statement.  'They tell you how organic material is routed...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami police are trying to determine if three shooting scenes early Tuesday morning are connected. Just before 6 a.m., police received a ShotSpotter alert about gunfire at NW 28TH Avenue and NW 17 Street. Police officers and crime scene investigators found several bullet casings in the middle of the road. Someone who lives nearby said he heard seven to 10 shots. Not far away, there’s a home with a bullet hole in the window. This may be from a stray bullet. No one was injured in the house. Not far away, near an adult club on South River Drive — another scene complete with an SUV with a bullet hole in the windshield. There are reports that a woman was shot in the foot and another person in the leg, but police have not confirmed that. One of the injured was reportedly taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center.
    Biomarkers in saliva may be able to determine a child's risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19. Researchers from Central Michigan University and DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, have launched a study looking at the spit of minors who contracted with the virus. They looked for levels of proteins, which help control inflammation in the body once infected, and found that kids with severe cases were higher, while levels of certain RNA molecules were much lower. The team says that if the findings hold true in a larger study, doctors can use the test on kids diagnosed with COVID-19 right away to determine who will develop a serious infection and treat them before it progresses. A new study from Central Michigan University and DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan is looking at children and COVID-19 is analyzing biomarkers in salvia to determine which children are at risk of severe Covid (file image) They found children with severe infections have high levels of cytokines, which control the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells (above) Most children...
    Patrick Semansky/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.Gen. Mark Milley, speaking before Congress in a Tuesday hearing about Afghanistan, shed light on his much-reported calls with his Chinese counterpart before and after the 2020 election.  Milley, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Trump officials, including White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, were aware of the calls, which Republicans have seized on as a reason to dismiss Milley.  “These military-to-military communications at the highest level are critical to the security of the United States in order to deconflict military actions, manage crises, and prevent war between great powers that are armed with the world’s most deadliest weapons,” Milley said.  The calls, which were first reported in Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s book Peril, provoked Republican ire that Milley had improperly circumvented the chain of command. But Milley emphasized that he is “specifically directed to communicate with the Chinese by Department of Defense guidance” and his calls were...
                      by Benjamin Yount  The latest update on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos’ election investigation comes with a promise and a warning. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Mike Gableman released a YouTube video on Monday, explaining his investigation into Election Day 2020. “My job as special counsel is to gather all relevant information. And while I will draw my own conclusions, my goal is to put everything I know and everything I learn before you. So you can make up your own mind,” Gableman said. “But I think it’s critical to know that an obstruction of this office is an obstruction of each citizen’s right to know whether all ballots were appropriately counted; that our elections were managed with fairness, inclusivity and accountability.” Gableman is collecting evidence as part of one of two investigations in the Assembly into how last year’s elections were managed. The other investigation is being run out of the Assembly Committee on Elections, led by Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls. Gableman said in his video that he is continuing to collect...
    TOKYO (AP) — Official election campaigning started Friday for the next head of Japan’s governing Liberal Democratic Party. The winner will almost certainly become leader of the world’s No. 3 economy, shaping key political, military and security roles in the region. Two men and, unusually for Japan, two women are competing in the Sept. 29 vote to replace outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Their policies focus on anti-coronavirus measures, an economy hobbled by the pandemic and how to deal with, from Tokyo’s perspective, China’s increasingly menacing role in regional affairs. The Associated Press explains who these politicians are, their policies and the importance of the election for both Japan and Asia. ___ THE CANDIDATES — TARO KONO: Considered something of a maverick in Japan’s largely conservative political culture, he is the minister in charge of vaccinations and a front runner in the election. Kono, 58, is a fluent English speaker who graduated from Georgetown University. He is an avid Twitter user, with many young fans, a rarity in a Japanese political world dominated by elderly men. A liberal...
    MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF took an unusual decision to eliminate its men’s Olympic qualifying tournament and will instead have under-20 teams determine its representatives at the Paris Games in 2024. The governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean announced its change Thursday. Olympics men’s soccer is for under-23 teams, with each nation at the tournament allowed three wild card players over the age limit. The United States failed to qualify for the men’s Olympic tournament in 2012, 2016 and this year. Clubs do not have to release players to under-23 national teams, and several top Americans who were age eligible already were with the senior national team. CONCACAF said it will hold under-20 qualifying from Nov. 5-14 this year in the Dominican Republic for nations not in its top 16 of under-20 rankings. Four teams will advance to the CONCACAF under-20 championship next summer. The semifinals will qualify for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Indonesia in 2023 and the finalists will qualify for the Paris Olympics. ___ More AP MLB coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright...
    Two months before she died, Riana van Deventer summoned her son Gerrit to her side. She had something important to tell him, she said. Van Deventer, who had been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer, said that she was finally ready to divulge the family's great secret - the identity of the father of Gerrit's older sister Riette. It was, she claims, Errol Musk, the father of bazillionaire Elon Musk, the man behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX among other companies. Now Riette - whose married name is Nel - has set out on a quest to prove that she is the half-sister of the man who was named just last month as the second richest man in the world. But she insists she is not after the Musk billions. 'I don't want anything from Errol or Elon, I just want to know what my roots are,' Nel, 46, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.  Riette Nel (left) is on a quest to prove she is the biological half-sister of billionaire and second richest person in the world, Elon Musk...
    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will need more time to determine whether major e-cigarette brands such as Juul can keep selling their products legally in the United States. The agency was tasked with reviewing marketing applications for more than 6 million vaping products by Thursday, many of which were already on the market. The Thursday deadline was set by a federal judge one year ago amid growing pressure from public health groups to speed up the safety review process. BIDEN TO IMPOSE VACCINE MANDATES FOR BIG-COMPANY EMPLOYEES AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS Regulators have rejected more than 946,000 of those products, including flavored vaping liquids, because their applications did not prove they provided benefits to adult smokers outweighing the negative appeal the flavors would have on minors. The FDA reached decisions on about 93% of all applications received by last year’s deadline, but the industry giant Juul will have to wait a bit longer for regulators. “There’s more work to be done to complete our remaining reviews and ensure that we continue taking appropriate...
    In this article MSFTVIDEO3:5203:52Microsoft CEO: Flexibility is the key to future of hybrid workTechCheckMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella said companies should use data to determine when and how employees return to work, calling companies that think they have found an answer "short-sighted," in an interview with CNBC's "TechCheck" on Thursday. The remarks from Nadella come as the company pushes back reopening indefinitely due to concerns about the Covid-19 delta variant. Microsoft previously postponed its reopening plan from Sept. 7 to Oct. 4. last month. "I'm looking forward to the entire world overcoming this challenge because until we do so any particular company, region thinking they've found the answer, I think will just be short-sighted," he said. Microsoft joins several technology companies including Amazon, Facebook, and Google, who have pushed back reopenings to 2022 amid rising case numbers. Nadella also highlighted the company's recent Work Trend Index, which found that feelings of inclusivity and managerial support are high among employees at the company. But, while many workers want the flexibility of remote work, they desire in-person connections with colleagues, a phenomenon the...
    By Aimee Registe, J.D. and Jasminee Yunus, J.D. This story was originally published at Prism. At midnight on Sept. 1, our greatest fears became a reality in Texas under Senate Bill 8, which bans abortion before most people even know they’re pregnant and deputizes strangers to sue anyone who supports or assists another person in accessing abortion in violation of the law. As young lawyers fighting for reproductive justice, we are confronted every day with the growing threat of diminishing abortion access, where our reproductive rights are no longer protected, and anti-abortion politicians and legislators are robbing us of our right to determine our own futures.   This tactic is not new. For decades the anti-abortion agenda has operated under the guise of “protecting women’s health” while simultaneously claiming to speak for the interest of all people and orchestrating laws depriving them of their right to make decisions about their own health, families, and lives. Those of us on the side of autonomy, self-determination, and freedom know that these laws fly in the face of any form of justice, especially...
    Despite the hypotheses, the virus that caused the pandemic has not yet been reached. Photo: Jane Barlow / . US Intelligence Agencies continue without being clear about the origin of the COVID-19, but they estimate that China’s leaders were still unaware of the origin of the virus prior to the start of the pandemic, according to results published by a review that was ordered by Joe Biden. According to a declassified summary, four components of the US intelligence community. pointed out that the virus was originally transmitted from an animal to a human. Another agency believes that the first human infection was related to a laboratory. Analysts do not estimate the theory that COVID-19 was developed as a biological weapon and also believe that the coronavirus it was not genetically engineered either. Through a statement, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence He pointed out that China continues to obstruct the global investigation and is reluctant to share information, in addition to blaming other countries, including the US, and pointed out that they...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We are days away from learning whether the latest COVID-19 surge will impact plans for the upcoming State Fair of Texas. As of Thursday, August 19, only 36 days remain until Fair Park will come alive for the 135th State Fair of Texas and its spokesperson expects the Midway to light up for the full 24-day run. READ MORE: Shot Fired Inside Town East Mall, Suspect At-Large Mesquite Police Say “I am optimistic at this point, this whole time we have obviously been planning what would a fair look like during a pandemic,” said Karissa Condoianis, State Fair of Texas spokesperson. Next week, fair officials will make a final decision about whether the recent COVID-19 surge will result in any restrictions on operating hours, crowd sizes or mask requirements. Right now, face masks will only be recommended on fair goers when they are inside buildings if they are vaccinated. If they are unvaccinated, fair goers will be urged to wear masks everywhere they go. READ MORE: Gov. Greg Abbott Releases Video Update 2 Days After Testing Positive...
    ONE in two people get cancer during a lifetime, statistics show. But up to half of all cases are preventable, going up to more than 80 per cent in some types including skin and lung cancer.  Take the quiz here. 1The quiz gives advice based on your lifestyle habits The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has a handy quiz that can reveal the odds of you developing cancer. While some risk factors of the disease are out of our control, like family history or simply bad luck, a large majority can be altered. This includes your consumption of alcohol, red meat, and smoking. Cutting back on these things may not stop you from getting cancer, but it could go a long way in reducing the chances. Around one in three cases of the most common cancers could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, keeping to a healthy weight and being more active, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.  The following factors are asked about in the quiz… Smoking At the top of the risk factor list, the WCRF says “not...
    Getty New York Jets defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd does his best "Hulk smash" impersonation after a tackle on December 20, 2020. The New York Jets defensive line has been the talk of the team so far in training camp from the additions like Carl Lawson and Sheldon Rankins to the utter dominance on the field. Not to mention former first-round pick Quinnen Williams, who just returned from a lengthy recovery after foot surgery. This unit is double-digit numbers deep and each player is just as hungry as the next. So much so, that the franchise just released a promising young undrafted free agent in Michael Dwumfour, simply because they could not fit him within the stacked positional group. Jets defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd had the ultimate comparison for this unit during his press conference on August 17. “It kind of reminds me of like a Marvel’s Avengers team, everyone has their own little special powers [and] things like that that they bring to the table. The biggest thing is [that] it keeps it all really refreshing, and then...
    (CNN)A state investigation into a dog muzzle that was sent to Tennessee's former vaccine manager closed Monday after it was found the muzzle was ordered with the official's own credit card. Dr. Michelle Fiscus, a pediatrician who served as Tennessee's medical director of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization, was fired in July after she released a memo citing a 34-year-old state law about whether minors may get medical care without their parents' permission.The memo led legislators to question whether Fiscus was undermining parental authority. She was fired soon after; Tennessee's health department told CNN at the time it could not comment on personnel matters.Fiscus claimed to have received the muzzle a week prior to her termination. At the time, Tennessee Department of Health officials contacted the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security (TDOSHS), expressing concern that the muzzle was intended as a threat. Fiscus told investigators she had no knowledge of who sent the muzzle, the report said.The TDOSHS investigation found the dog muzzle was ordered from an Amazon account that appeared to be attached to Fiscus and her credit...
    NAPA COUNTY (CBS SF) – Cal Fire officials said an investigation was not able to determine a cause of the Glass Fire, a massive wildfire that scorched 67,000 acres in the North Bay last September. “After a very meticulous and thorough investigation, which included months of follow-up on information provided by the public, not enough evidence was available to conclusively identify the cause,” the agency said in a statement. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: Why Are Some Parents Having Problems? “Tinder dry vegetation and strong winds combined with low humidity and warm temperatures contributed to extreme rates of fire spread which contributed to the difficulty in determine the cause of the fire,” Cal Fire went on to say. READ MORE: Bay Area Air Quality Advisory Due To Wildfire Smoke Extended Through Sunday The fire broke out north of Saint Helena in the early hours of September 27, 2020. Officials said the fire burned 67,484 acres, destroyed 1,555 structures and damaged 282 others in Napa and Sonoma counties. MORE NEWS: James Hormel, Americas First Openly LGBTQ U.S. Ambassador, Dies In San...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – KDKA is getting answers after a violent weekend encounter with officers on the South Side was caught on camera. In about one, short but troubling minute of video captured on Carson Street, the person who pressed record told KDKA she walked over for food from the Cambod-ican Kitchen when she saw a brawl break out. READ MORE: Local Health Systems Grappling With Vaccinate Mandates As Delta Variant Emerges Through the window, the recording shows a group of people coming to blows in the corner. It appears two men throw several punches toward somebody on the ground. Then, several officers rush over, tossing one of the men out of the way, seemingly trying to break up the brawl but what they do next is not sitting right with some who saw the video on social media. The video does not show everything but does show officers throwing fists and elbows toward a person(s) on the ground. A representative from the Independent Citizen Police Review Board said context means everything in this case. READ MORE: Republican-Majority...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that the Justice Department will investigate the City of Phoenix, Arizona, and the Phoenix Police Department over allegations of excessive force and abuse, The Associated Press (AP) reported. The new Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation, known as “pattern or practice,” will determine if police officers in Phoenix have used unconstitutionally excessive force, engaged in unlawful policing and abused homeless people, according to The AP. (RELATED: Justice Department Announces Wide-Ranging Investigation Into Minneapolis Police Department After Chauvin Conviction) BREAKING: DOJ OPENING INVESTIGATION INTO PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE, DISCRIMINATION, FIRST AND FOURTH AMENDMENT, AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES pic.twitter.com/Waf4Aj0qbz — Eric Garland (@ericgarland) August 5, 2021 Investigators will review body camera video, training materials and other records, Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke said, according to The AP. Clarke said Phoenix city officials supported the probe, The AP reported. Garland said the examination will determine if police have engaged in discriminatory practices and if officers retaliated against people practicing the right to the First Amendment, according to The AP. The...
    Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer is using a tally of one-on-one drills to as a determining factor in his roster cut decisions, according to a report from ESPN Wednesday. The drills, dubbed “Winners and Losers,” included exercises like blocking. The winners are announced over the practice field loudspeakers, and a running tally of wins and losses are kept, ESPN reported. Urban Meyer to use Winners and Losers to help determine Jaguars’ cuts https://t.co/wGogGAxiSR — Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) August 4, 2021 Meyer began using the program in 2006, when he was the head coach at the University of Florida. He took it with him to Ohio State when he became head coach in 2012. It was used to determine playing time, but in the NFL, it will be used to determine who stays on the roster. (RELATED: Urban Meyer Says Tim Tebow Struggles Naturally Catching The Ball During Live Plays) “A big roster’s going to go to a smaller roster,” Meyer said. “And I think to be fair to players… this is a way guys make a living… I...
    West Virginia will soon being measuring the level of COVID-19 antibodies in vaccinated nursing home residents who received the shots early on. The move comes after Pfizer-BioNTech released data earlier this week showing their vaccine's efficacy falls to 84 percent after six months. Nursing home residents were among the first to have the vaccine made available to them in December 2020, after the facilities quickly became sites of death and despair early in the pandemic. State health officials believe that - if the data is correct - some early adopters of the vaccine not be as protected as they were just after receiving the shots. West Virginia will soon begin research to find whether the state's elderly population that received COVID-19 vaccines early in the rollout of the shots still have high antibody levels Starting in August, nursing home residents who are five or more months removed from receiving the vaccine will be able to volunteer to join the research. Their blood will be drawn and tested for COVID-19 antibodies.  Data from the research will be passed onto federal...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — California health officials on Wednesday aligned with the CDC’s latest indoor mask guidance, recommending all people wear face coverings in public indoor space where there high or substantial levels of transmission, Some health experts are questioning whether the best metric is being used to determine policy during this latest confusing period in the fight against COVID. READ MORE: Bay Area Businesses Challenged With New Mask Guidelines Amid COVID Delta Surge Contra Costa County has one of the highest case rates in the Bay Area, according to the latest CDC data. Bay Area counties including Contra Costa have already recommended that all residents, including those who have been vaccinated, wear masks in public indoor spaces as cases rise again. The latest CDC reversal regarding the wearing of masks is creating angst, anger and debate. “It’s a touchy subject for a lot of people. It’s their right. absolutely. It’s their right, but it’s also my right. Why should I have to wear a mask inside and outside if I’ve got the vaccine and you don’t...
    More On: courts ‘The Wire’ actor alleges sex abuse by journalist, who calls contact consensual NY’s Clean Slate bill takes second chances too far Ex-DoorDash driver who contaminated Chipotle order held for parole violation Fresh trove of Ghislaine Maxwell court docs have been unsealed A Staten Island man convicted of possessing stolen property will get a new hearing to determine whether three prospective black jurors were dismissed due to their race, a state appellate court ruled. Attorneys for Wesley Brissett — a 34-year-old black man who was sentenced to a year in jail — had sufficiently raised a presumption of discrimination based on Staten Island prosecutors’ “exercise of peremptory challenges” against the black jurors during selection at his 2016 trial, the state Appellate Division panel ruled last Wednesday. Brissett, of Staten Island’s Mariners Harbor section, was found guilty of possessing items stolen from a Port Richmond home, but was acquitted on burglary charges, the Staten Island Advance reported. A decision on Brissett’s appeal of his conviction and sentence has also been suspended pending the hearing in state Supreme Court...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California state election officials held a lottery on Monday to determine the order candidates will be listed on the ballot for September’s recall election. Instead of by alphabetical order, the candidates will be listed in the following order (using the first letter of their last name): X, K, T, V, F, N, R, G, J, Y, Z, L, M, B, A, Q, H, D, I, E, P, C, W, S, O, U. READ MORE: Woman, 19, Found Dead In Sacramento Residence Was Homicide Victim, Police Say The ballot will feature two parts, the first being a simple yes/no question of whether Gov. Gavin Newsom should be recalled. If the recall passes by simple majority, then people will be able to vote the dozens of candidates who have filed to run. The field includes 21 Republicans and numerous independents. While some people who share Newsom’s political party are in the mix, no Democrat with either a statewide or notable local office is in the running. GOP challengers include reality star Caitlyn Jenner, former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer,...
    A judge has ordered a hearing to see if convicted killer Scott Peterson deserves a new trial, over possible juror misconduct. His attorneys claim juror Richelle Nice, nicknamed strawberry shortcake during the original trial, lied about being the victim of a crime, so she could serve on the jury. The California supreme court already overturned Peterson’s death sentence in the murder of Laci, and their unborn son over a judge’s mistake. After consulting with Laci’s family, prosecutors say they will not retry the death penalty portion of the case, which means if the conviction stick, he’d likely get life in prison.
    In this article OMEGTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Brendan McDermid | Reuters(Click here to subscribe to the new Delivering Alpha newsletter.) For SPAC investors wanting to pick winners in the cooling market, one characteristic of blank-check deals has led to steady outperformance. The biggest make-or-break factor of a SPAC's stock performance post-merger was the sponsor's related experience, or lack thereof, according to Wolfe Research. The firm found that SPACs with "experienced operators," meaning the blank check sponsor CEO or chair had direct operating experience in the industry of the acquired company, recorded big returns, on average. Shares of deals with seasoned leaders tend to outperform those without by a wide margin during one-month, three-month, six-month and one-year periods after the mergers close, according to Wolfe Research. One year out, SPACs with experienced operators averaged a 73% rally, whereas those lacking an industry veteran suffered a 14% loss on average, the firm said. "We found the strongest differentiating characteristic of De-SPAC stock performance was the presence / absence of an experienced operator," Chris Senyek of Wolfe Research, said...
    (CNN)Congressional Democrats' years-long attempt to nail down whether then-President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller effectively ended on Friday, with the US Supreme Court wiping away court decisions where the House Judiciary Committee was told it could access secret grand jury records from key witnesses in the Mueller investigation.The House now won't get those grand jury records -- bringing to a close Democrats' pursuit of what witnesses in the Mueller investigation said confidentially under oath about their interactions with Trump and others during the 2016 campaign.Since 2019, the Judiciary Committee had sought access to records from the Mueller investigation's grand jury proceedings, which were cited in Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The House had repeatedly said it wanted the records so it could consider whether to impeach Trump for attempting to obstruct the Russia investigation, which Mueller also documented.But over the past two years, the fight plodded through the court system, with the Justice Department under Trump unsuccessfully arguing to block the release of the grand jury documents. The Supreme Court initially had agreed...