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    A man was fatally shot in the head in Brooklyn Friday morning - as an increasingly violent New York City deals with a large uptick in shootings from last year. The NYPD responded around 5am to Miller Avenue and Fulton Street in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn and found a 39-year-old man unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to...
    Emergency room visits for suicide attempts for adolescents - especially among U.S. teenage girls - rose dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report finds.  Compared with the same period in 2019, the average number of visits among 12-to-17-year-olds rose by more than 20 percent in summer 2020 and nearly 40 percent in winter 2021 compared to the same periods...
    Migrant arrests and apprehensions by Border Patrol in May jumped nearly 700 percent over the same month in 2020. Agents apprehended more than 172,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico boundary, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials report. CBP officials released the May Southwest Border Land Encounters report late Wednesday evening. The report reveals that Border Patrol agents arrested or apprehended...
    Fast-food burrito chain Chipotle will raise menu prices to cover the rising cost of labor to attract Americans back to work after the Democrats continued with extra-generous jobless benefits, the company announced Tuesday. Executives will raise menu prices by about 4 percent to cover the cost of the increased employee wages, the New York Times reported. This follows a Times report...
    More On: prices JBS to reopen most operations after cyberattack shut all its US beef plants Key inflation indicator rises to highest level in decades Inflation rises at fastest pace in more than 12 years Bracing for a record pool chlorine shortage in summer 2021 Chipotle has raised its menu prices by up to 4 percent to cover the...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/KPIX) — The price of water will increase for some Bay Area households as early as this summer. East Bay Municipal Utility District’s board of directors unanimously approved a two-year $2.25 billion budget that will increase water rates by 4 percent each year. READ MORE: Oakland Begins First Phase Of $500 Guaranteed Income Program The first hike...
    Originally Published by: Authorities vow justice against couple accused of 6-year-olds murder Dr. Pimple Popper reveals what grosses her out LA mayoral candidate stop interrupted by woman with knife Flying at US airports has reached pre-pandemic levels. Airports screened 1,984,658 people at checkpoints on Sunday, the highest since the start of the pandemic, according...
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    Vice President Kamala Harris while in Guatemala on Monday dismissed calls for her to visit the U.S. southern border as calls for “grand gestures” despite Harris making that very visit in 2018 when she was a U.S. senator to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Harris, who was tapped by President Joe Biden more than two months ago to oversee...
    Republican Missouri Rep. Jason Smith said Sunday that President Joe Biden’s $6 trillion budget offers a “zero percent increase” in funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) despite a growing border crisis. “This budget that President Biden released a week ago Friday … provides $69 trillion of spending over 10 years, $6 trillion of spending just this year, but...
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    The United States economy is poised to grow at the fastest pace since 1984 this year thanks to unprecedented government stimulus money and rising COVID-19 vaccination rates.  That's according to a report released Monday by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development - which is made up of experts from 38 countries which 'work to build better (economic) policies for...
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    The forecast for travel on the first unofficial weekend of the 2021 summer season shows Americans are on the move again after more than a year of lockdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic. AAA Travel reports from May 27 to May 31 show more than 37 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles — a 60 percent increase from...
    Memorial Day will be back in a big way a year after coronavirus lockdowns saw a startlingly quiet start to the summer.  More than 37.1 million Americans are expected to hit the road and take to the skies this weekend - a 60 percent increase from the only 23.1 million people who ventured more than 50 miles from home for...
    Cardiac arrests associated with drug overdoses rose by more than 40 percent in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study reveals. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, who say the increase from 2019 to 2020 is 'unprecedented,' found that May 2020 had more than 2,000 calls, - the highest number ever recorded in a single month....
    Inflation was hotter and Americans spent more on consumer goods, homes, and imports in the first quarter compared with the prior estimates released last month, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Personal consumption expenditure jumped 11.3 percent in the January through March period compared with the prior quarter, an unexpected increase from the preliminary estimate of 10.7 percent. Price increases were...
    Seventy-three percent of Americans believe crime is higher now under President Joe Biden than under former President Trump in 2020. “Majorities think crime is increasing both nationally (73 percent say there is “more” crime), as well as in their local communities (54 percent),” according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Fifty-four percent of polled respondents also said their local area...
    Opioid deaths in Canada jumped by 135 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic, with younger people being hit especially hard, a new study finds. Researchers from the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network, St Michaels University and Drexel University gathered overdose death data from the province of Ontario and compared the first six months of the pandemic to overdose deaths in previous...
    Thirty percent of Americans sometimes feel unsafe in public as crime rages in American cities, according to an AP-NORC poll released May 26. The poll asked, “How often would you say you feel unsafe in public because of your race or ethnicity?” Thirty percent of respondents said they often or sometimes feel unsafe, while black Americans felt the most unsafe...
    (CNN)One year since a nationwide movement sparked calls for slashing police funding in favor of other nontraditional forms of public safety, it's not clear whether any city achieved anything resembling what protesters demanded: massively defunded or abolished police departments. The calls to cut funding and overhaul policing came after a police officer in Minnesota killed George Floyd by kneeling on...
    A man visiting New York from North Carolina was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a Brooklyn street - amid claims people were drag-racing nearby.  The victim, identified as Wayne Reed, 52, was struck on Bedford Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant just before 10:30pm on Friday night. The driver allegedly sped off after hitting Reed and remains at-large as...
                        Ohio has seen an increase in vaccinations after the state announced a lottery prize for those who have been vaccinated, according to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. DeWine said in a tweet on Friday that the state’s Vax-a-Million campaign has driven a 28 percent increase in vaccination rates among...
    Inflationary pressures jumped to levels not seen since the high inflation years of the early 1980s, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s survey of manufacturing businesses showed Thursday. The Philly Fed said the prices-paid component of its monthly manufacturing index rose 7.7 points to 76.8 in May, a big jump for the index and the highest level since March 1980. And businesses...
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    Global levels of the greenhouse gas methane had their biggest spike ever last year, according to researchers in Colorado. Levels of the colorless, odorless gas, which have been steadily rising since 2007, jumped by 14.7 parts per billion in 2020, double the increase from 1983, when records started. Methane is shorter-lived than carbon dioxide, also a greenhouse gas, yet it...
    Loading the player... A new study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) shows that continually working long hours is not just dangerous; it’s fatal. The study was published in the journal Environment International on Monday.  In one of the firsts global studies on the relationship between loss of life and extended work, the two organizations found that working...
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    Originally Published by: Hawaiian shirts are making a comeback Fisherman shows off giant rock lobster in TikTok video Alleged hole in babys mouth revealed to be sticker Memorial Day weekend is going to be pretty busy on the highways, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). AAA Travel predicted on Tuesday...
                      by Thomas Catenacci  The consumer price index has jumped 4.2% over the last 12 months, the fastest pace of inflation since 2008, according to a Department of Labor report. The consumer price index (CPI) increased 0.8% between March and April, according to the Labor Department report released Wednesday morning. Economists...
    Fatal drug overdoses in Washington State spiked by more than 30 percent in 2020, as people who struggled with the isolation and loss of routine amid the coronavirus pandemic turned to substance abuse more frequently. According to preliminary data from the Washington Department of Health reported by The Seattle Times, the state reported 1,649 overdose deaths in 2020, which was...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts enters the next stage of its reopening Monday as amusement parks can reopen, road races can return and Fenway Park, TD Garden and Gillette Stadium can increase capacity. Arenas and ballparks are now allowed to increase crowds to 25 percent, up from 12 percent. The increase will get the Red Sox to more than 9,000 fans...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents approved a tuition increase for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic school year. The increase is about 2 percent for in-state students and 5 percent for out-of-state students. This comes following a tuition freeze last year due to the pandemic. USM says without these increases, the system would be forced to...
    Nearly half of global sea ice has been melting since 1993, and experts have long warned that the Antarctic ice sheet will disappear at a much faster pace than most pessimistic scenes. Phys.org Science-Education News Portal. An international research team of about 50 people has now compared hundreds of melting simulations of Antarctica and Greenland’s ice forests, which have enough...
                        After weeks of debate, Florida lawmakers passed insurance reform bills at the tail end of session. In the end, lawmakers passed legislation potentially leading to rate increases for customers of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. Legislators also took steps to reduce the amount of roof-damage claims and...
    U.S. businesses picked up the pace of hiring in April, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP. ADP estimates that 742,000 workers were added to private-sector payrolls in the month, an increase from the upwardly revised 565,000 estimated for March. Despite the increase, the numbers fell short of the 800,000 forecast by economists. The ADP report is...
    Administration officials on Sunday defended splashing cash on President Biden’s sweeping infrastructure package despite a strong economic outlet — while Republicans slammed the plan as “reckless.” Cecilia Rouse, chair of the president’s Council of Economic Advisors, was asked by Fox News’ Chris Wallace why Congress needed to pass an infrastructure spending plan that would cost a combined $6 trillion...
                        In a year that saw a social justice movement, a pandemic, and an increase in violent crime, police related shooting deaths in Florida in 2020 were up 51.5 % when compared to the previous five years. In contrast, police related shootings nationwide were up just 3.4%. The numbers...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A new study reveals that hate crimes against the Asian American Pacific Islander community has gotten worse. The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino found across 16 of America’s largest cities and counties that there has been a 164 percent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes reported to police...
                        Tennessee ranked as the 16th most populous state in the nation, up one position from 2010, and its population is now 6.9 million. Tennessee is now up one position from 2010. The Volunteer State trails number 15, Massachusetts, by 119,077 people and leads number 17, Indiana, by 125,312....
    New York City businesses hit hardest by the pandemic, such as restaurants, salons, and gyms, will soon be permitted to increase their capacity limits, but they will still not be able to expand to 100 percent capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Friday. Beginning May 7, restaurants will be able to expand indoor dining to 75 percent, and fitness centers...
    Snap’s diversity report reveals that the company has made very little progress in its diversity goals since last year, with 47 percent of its employees being white and 65 percent male. There was a tiny increase in women’s representation across the company (32.9 to 33.1 percent) and a similarly small increase in underrepresented racial groups among leadership (13.1 to 13.6...
    Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford, More Couples Shine at Oscars 2021 What Income Level Is Considered Middle Class in Your State? Hear me out: what if the issue isn't, and hasn't ever been, women's sports, but rather the male gatekeepers in college athletic departments, at the NCAA and in sports media meeting rooms who have treated women athletes as...
    Crocs shares soared to an all-time high on Tuesday, goosed by an upbeat sales forecast as the coronavirus has led to an epidemic of people lounging around the house. The famously ugly clogs — which have been called the “it” shoe of the pandemic — are on track to increase revenues by an eye-popping 50 percent this year, the company...
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    New York is easing some of its capacity restrictions but is still not allowing certain businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity, despite red states such as Florida and Texas doing so and continually reporting fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita than the Empire State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Monday. Cuomo announced the revamped restrictions...
    Outdoor stadiums, offices and casinos across the state can increase their capacity starting next month, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. With New York’s latest seven-day positive test average hitting 2.1 percent — its lowest rate since Nov. 8 — “the arrows are all pointing in the right direction,” Cuomo said. “We’re going to continue to increase the reopening,” the...
                      by Andrew Wilford  Just over three months into his presidency, Joe Biden has been nothing if not active. Fresh off proposing two bills that could end up costing taxpayers $5 trillion over the next decade, the President is now proposing yet another $1.5 trillion spending package. This plan, intended to fund expanded...
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    C. Douglas Golden, The Western Journal April 26, 2021 0 Comments Do you want to pay more for your Chipotle burrito? Put a $15 minimum wage into effect. In the company’s quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, Chipotle’s chief financial officer, Jack Hartung, said the fast-casual restaurant chain would see a significant increase in labor costs if a national $15...