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    By Dorothy Tucker and Carol Thompson CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is one of a few states with speed cameras. Illinois allows them to be used in construction or maintenance zones with workers present, and in Children’s Safety Zones, but only in cities with a population of one million or more. Guess what? That’s only Chicago. Chicago has taken advantage of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – According to Johns Hopkins University, Tuesday marked 600,000 lives now taken due to COVID-19 in the United States. That is more than any other country. Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Aileen Marty offers some perspective. READ MORE: Florida Misses Deadline On Federal Schools Money “If you look at a population basis, per 100,000, there is no other thing...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Jennifer Bridges, a registered nurse in Houston, is steadfast in her belief that it’s wrong for her employer to force hospital workers like her to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or say goodbye to their jobs. But that’s a losing legal argument so far. In a stinging defeat, a federal judge bluntly ruled over the weekend that if...
    (Managua) Nicaraguan police on Sunday arrested four leaders of the Sandinista opposition, including former guerrilla Dora Maria Telles, one of the most important voices in Daniel Ortega’s government. On June 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. “Dora Maria Telles and Ana Margarita Guardian of the Vigil”, leaders of the Democratic Renewal Union [Unamos], An opposition...
    Marijuana activists handed out free joints to vaccinated New Yorkers on April 20, 2021 in New York City. Washington state authorized similar programs in early June.ANGELA WEISS | AFP | Getty Images As Covid vaccination rates flatline or drop across the country, public and private concerns are increasingly turning to incentives — from free doughnuts to million-dollar payouts, and even...
    Activist holds a sign during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2017 in Washington, D.C. In an exciting change, the state Democratic Party of Montana ruled to create a formal, official role for Native Americans based on the tribes’ population ratio in the state. This means that Native folks will have a proportional representative role in official party...
    Republicans in Pennsylvania and Georgia want to force more reviews of 2020 presidential election results. Republicans across the country are trying to copy Arizona's shoddy and scandal-plagued audit of the 2020 election results in an effort to keep up the lies that the contest was rife with fraud and stolen...
    Antitrust clouds are gathering over Amazon in a week that saw the retail giant face its first U.S. lawsuit alleging competition-squelching practices just before the company announced its second-biggest acquisition ever. Washington, D.C., filed a suit against Amazon Tuesday, accusing the U.S.' largest online seller of monopolistic behavior. The suit claims that Amazon's dominance allows it to impose onerous terms...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — With federal COVID-19 aid pouring into states like California, businesses there could be spared billions of dollars of higher taxes in coming years, potentially freeing up money to spend on employees or invest in their operations. Governors and lawmakers in more than half the states are planning to use at least part of their federal pandemic...
    Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, launched another attack on the Republican-controlled Arizona State Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results Monday, and complained election officials in other states are concerned they may soon be subject to similar audits. The audit, which began on April 23 in the Phoenix Memorial Coliseum, resumed on Monday after a one-week...
    A man accused of being a serial rapist will be extradited to Philadelphia to face charges for multiple rapes and is considered the possible suspect in similar crimes in up to eight other states. Kevin Bennett, 28, was arrested in his native Indianapolis, Indiana on charges that he stalked and assaulted three women in Philly this month. Kevin Bennett, 28,...
    Kelly Danielpour, 18 (pictured), founded the website VaxTeen, and has been informing adolescents with vaccine-hesitant parents about minority consent laws, which allow teens to get shots without adult approval Teenagers whose parents are vaccine-hesitant are helping each other schedule appointments to get the COVID-19 shot  With Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine approved for Americans between ages 12 and 17, more than 25...
    A 33-year-old woman from Ecuador has been reported missing after she was abandoned by a smuggler along the Mexico-United States border. Johanna Tapia and a group of 11 Ecuadorians boarded a flight for Mexico on March 18 after they had enlisted the services of a migrant smuggler who promised to ferry them across the border to the US. Her mother,...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida’s new election law, which requires ID to vote by mail, continues to raise concerns over fraud and ballot rejection. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the bill in April which makes significant changes after a record number of Floridians voted by mail in the 2020 election. READ MORE: Wildfire Risk High As Floridas Rainy Season Gets Off To...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) — Former President Donald Trump is planning to resume his signature campaign-style rallies in several battleground states including Florida. He told right-wing media outfit “One America News” he’s planning rallies in Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina. READ MORE: Matt Gaetzs Ex-Girlfriend Cooperating With Federal Sex Trafficking Investigation Trump says he will be releasing a schedule soon. Aides say...
    Savannah Rychcik May 17, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden announced the United States plans on assisting other countries in their fight against COVID-19 by supplying them with 20 million vaccine doses. “We know America will never be fully safe until the pandemic that’s raging globally is under control,” Biden said while delivering remarks on Monday. He noted...
    Three Republican-led states have already officially banned critical race theory in public schools and nearly a dozen others are currently trying to pass similar laws that block or limit it from becoming part of curriculums.  The fight over critical race theory in schools has escalated in the United States over the last year and lawmakers have been introducing bills that, in varying...
    Democratic New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer slammed Kentucky and other Republican-leaning states as “moochers” in response to comments by Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. “My red line is not having New Jersey continue to foot the bill for a Moocher State like Kentucky. The 2017 Tax Hike Bill hit Blue States like NJ with the SALT cap to pay for...
    Arkansas, Mississippi and other red states that have taken legislative action to limit transgender athletes in girls' sports say they are ready to defend their laws in court. "Mississippi passed a law this year based on the basic premise that girls, and only girls, should play in girls’ sports. The ink wasn’t even dry from Governor Reeves’ signature before Sports...
    (CNN)A controversial proposal to allow Texans to carry handguns in public without obtaining a license or training passed the state Senate Wednesday, putting Texas on track to potentially join a handful of others that have passed permitless carry laws this year. More than a dozen states have introduced measures this year to allow residents to carry guns in public without...
    Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte, a Republican, is ending participation in federal unemployment programs June 27.William Campbell | Corbis News | Getty Images Montana is ending its expansion of unemployment benefits — including a $300 weekly increase in aid — more than two months early. Some fear that other states will take similar measures before the labor market recovers. Montana is...
    Major professional sports unions in the U.S. are taking a stand against restrictive voting rights bills proposed in several states, including Georgia, where a controversial bill passed in March.  The Basketball Players Union, Major League Soccer Players Association, National Football League Players Association and United States Women's National Team Players Association are among the nine unions that signed a letter...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Travelers from Indiana are again subject to Chicago’s COVID-19 restrictions, effective Friday, as eight other states and Washington, D.C., have been moved down on the city’s travel order list. The Chicago Department of Public Health warned two weeks ago that Indiana could be added to the “orange” tier of the city’s emergency travel order, due to the...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down. The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates...
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down. The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates...
    NEW YORK (AP) — It was anxiety — and not a problem with the shots — that caused fainting, dizziness and other short-term reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in five states, U.S. health officials have concluded. Experts say the clusters detailed Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are an example of a phenomenon...
    CHEYENNE, WYOMING - While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and cause Wyoming coal-fired power plants to shut down.   The law signed April 6 by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon creates...
    Former President Donald Trump was filmed at Mar-a-Lago this week ranting about the unofficial election audit being condicted by Reoublicans in Arizona, and insisting that they’ll be “finding votes” in other states that he lost in the 2020 election. After about a hundred days out of office, Trump no longer commands crowds of tens of thousands, like the one he...
    NEW YORK (AP) – It was anxiety – and not a problem with the shots – that caused reactions in dozens of people at coronavirus vaccine clinics in five states, U.S. health officials have concluded. Experts say the clusters detailed Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are an example of a phenomenon that’s been chronicled for decades...
    Wisconsin Gov. Tony EversTony EversFirst lady announces virtual guests for Biden's address to Congress Overnight Health Care: CDC says it is safe for vaccinated people to unmask outdoors | White House: No decision yet on vaccine patent waiver | GOP doctors in Congress release video urging people to get vaccinated Foxconn scaling back B Wisconsin factory contracted during Trump administration...
    Hidden Common Ground poll: Americans want compromise but think political gridlock will worsen US Real ID deadline is now May 2023 because of COVID-19 The timing of the 2021 NCAA men's basketball tournament was perfect was Nevada. Restrictions were being lifted with vaccinations being rolled out. Many bettors were ready to get back to normalcy, which included a trip...
    Under pressure from vaccine makers in India who say they need supplies to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, the Biden administration said Sunday that it had partially lifted a ban against the export of raw materials needed to make vaccines. “The United States has identified sources of specific raw material urgently required for Indian manufacture of the Covishield vaccine...
    A social justice nonprofit chaired by Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is moving to operate in other states as it avoids filing required financial documents in California, filings show. Cullors’ nonprofit, Dignity and Power Now, was warned by California’s attorney general’s office in March over its failure to file all the required financial documents for 2019. According to state records,...
    FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) – A CBS4 Investigates analysis of public testing data has found levels of perfluoroalkyl substances – commonly known as forever chemicals – in Frisco’s drinking water would be considered too high in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York. The levels would also trigger further testing requirements in Michigan. (credit: Frisco) PFAS are referred to as forever chemicals, because they...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts is among the states with the highest vaccination rates in the country, according to Governor Charlie Baker. And those trying to get appointments say it’s much easier than it was just a couple of months ago. “It was amazing, I became eligible Monday morning,” said Max Murray outside the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, a...
    STATES may secretly owe you money, checks, property, and other valuable items - that have ended up in the US' largest lost property box. Have you ever misplaced, lost, or never received something? Because your local authority could be holding onto items that belong to you amounting up to thousands of dollars. 2Your state could be holding onto your lost...
    Conservative: A ‘Vulgar’ Gift to Princeton News of the just-established Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity at Princeton University made National Review’s Kevin D. Williamson’s eyes roll: Multibillionaire Mike Bloomberg’s daughter Emma “sits on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, which will donate $20 million to her alma mater for its new diversity center, to be named after her. This...
    (CNN)While Americans who were out of work last year will get a federal income tax break on their unemployment benefits, some will still be hit with state taxes on all the compensation they received last year.The $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed by Democrats in March created an exemption for $10,200 in jobless payments from federal income tax for households...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials have updated Chicago’s emergency travel order, adding five states and Puerto Rico to the locations facing additional COVID-19 mitigations, while four other states — including Wisconsin and Iowa — have been removed from the list of travel restrictions. North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Puerto Rico have moved from the yellow to orange...
    New Jersey is now joining at least 19 states and Washington, DC, in allowing an “X” gender identifier on driver’s licenses and other identification. The additional gender option was officially made available to comply with part of legislation passed in 2018 to allow residents to change their gender identification more easily, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) announced Monday....
    (CNN)New Jersey is now joining at least 19 states and Washington, DC, in allowing an "X" gender identifier on driver's licenses and other identification.The additional gender option was officially made available to comply with part of legislation passed in 2018 to allow residents to change their gender identification more easily, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) announced Monday.The new...
    New Hampshire ranks in the bottom half of states in terms of economic exposure to the coronavirus, coming in at 31 out of the 50 states, according to WalletHub analyst Jill Gonalzez. WalletHub compared the economic exposure to coronavirus using two metrics. The first is “highly affected industries and workforces” and double weight is given to the accommodations, food service,...
    As more Americans start commuting to work and hitting the roads after a year indoors, they’ll be returning to more deadlier streets. Last year, an estimated 42,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes and 4.8 million were injured. That represents an 8% increase over 2019, the largest year-over-year increase in nearly a century — even though the number of miles...
    (CNN)States across the country are reporting a rise in Covid-19 cases. But in one state -- Michigan -- another surge has overwhelmed hospitals and healthcare workers who were already exhausted, one local health leader says. And there are several reasons behind the crisis."One, we believe the overall infection rate in Michigan was lower during the pandemic to date," Beaumont Health...
    Teen Moms Catelynn Lowell Opens Up About Her "Heartbreaking" Miscarriage Coinbase IPO: Everything you need to know about the ‘watershed moment’ in crypto Not even athletes who represent the United States are spared the anti-Asian hate that has become so prevalent throughout the country. Asian American Olympians and Olympic hopefuls speak out against anti-Asian hate USA TODAY SPORTS See...
    The leaders of three-dozen major Michigan-based companies, including auto giants General Motors and Ford, announced Tuesday their opposition to Republican-sponsored election bills that critics say would make it harder to vote in Michigan and other states. The businesses issued a joint statement saying they are united for principles such as equitable access to the ballot and the avoidance of moves...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While other parts of the country are seeing a new surge in COVID-19 cases, Los Angeles County continues to see a downward trend, even as vaccination efforts expand.The county has administered nearly 5.2 million vaccine doses, more than two-thirds of those were first shots.As of Wednesday, California's MyTurn website will begin scheduling appointments for residents age...