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    Usually, old coins shouldn’t be cleaned as it could possibly lower their value or even worse, permanently damage them. If you want to clean a coin, consider one that has sentimental value rather than monetary or one that isn’t rare. 2Rare coins shouldn't be cleaned as doing so could remove the valueCredit: Getty If you’re unsure of how to properly clean a coin and you want a second opinion, get in contact with a coin expert before trying any of the following methods. WATER One of the simplest ways to clean coins is by using distilled water and a soft towel. Users should gently rinse the coin with the water. Be sure to pour the water on both sides. You can also let the coins sit in a bowl of water for a few minutes as well. It’s important that regular tap water isn’t used. The chemicals and fluoride can damage the coins. Most read in MoneyPRETTY PENNY Rare coins business can reveal what your pocket change is really worthCASH TO COME November $3,600 'stimulus check' to be sent NEXT...
    Despite waivers implemented by insurance companies for treatment related to COVID-19 for much of 2020, some hospitalized patients still paid thousands in out-of-pocket costs, a new study finds. When the pandemic struck last year, insurance companies waived a majority of costs related to the virus in a show of both good will towards customers and also a way to dodge health care premium rebates mandated by Obamacare.  But researchers from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor found that not all waivers were all-inclusive, however.  This means privately insured patients still faced bills of up to $4,000 and Medicare Advantage patients were looking at $1,500 in out-of-pocket costs.  Some privately insured patients still faced bills of up to $4,000 and Medicare Advantage patients were looking at $1,500 in out-of-pocket costs, a new study finds. Pictured: Healthcare worker Demetra Ransom comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ward at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, December 2020 A majority of private insurance patients, 71.2%, faced out-of-pocket costs related to COVID-19 treatment despite cost waivers by insurance companies (right). The patients who paid the most were...
    Meghan Markle wore nearly £67,000-worth of clothes and jewellery during her three-day-trip to New York, where she lectured wealthy nation for hoarding vaccines.  From Cartier watches to £3,200 ($4,379) coats and a £3288 ($4,500) white Valentino dress, the Duchess of Sussex, 40, racked up a very pricey designer wardrobe estimated to cost a total of £66,879 ($91, 689) for her visit, where  she primarily donned unseasonably warm ensembles in 76F New York weather.  It comes as Prince Harry appeared to be wearing a secret mic when he arrived with Meghan to a Harlem soul food joint Friday, suggesting the couple may have been recording their New York tour as part of their multi-million dollar Netflix and Spotify deals. The wire was seen poking out from underneath the Duke of Sussex's shirt and trailing into his chino pocket as he leaned forward to hug Melba restaurant owner Melba Wilson.    Other photos taken of the couple's outing Friday - first to a Harlem school and then onto the local food joint - also suggest Harry was wearing a wire.  Meghan donned a sober look for...
    Prince Harry appeared to be sporting a secret mic during his visit with Meghan Markle to an iconic Harlem soul food joint Friday, in a sign the couple may have been recording their New York tour as part of their multi-million dollar Netflix and Spotify contracts. A tell-tale wire was spotted poking out from underneath the prince's shirt and trailing into his chino pocket as he leaned forward to hug Melba restaurant owner Melba Wilson that afternoon. Other photos taken of the couple's outing Friday - first to a Harlem school and then onto the local food joint - also suggest Harry was wearing a wire. The 37-year-old wore his long-sleeved polo shirt open, revealing a sneak peak of what appeared to be a dark wire around his neck.  Meghan, 40, meanwhile has sported unusually heavy, long coats for all of their engagements during their New York City tour, which would hide any mic system from view. For their outings on Thursday and Saturday, Harry was kitted out in smart suits and collared shirts - also disguising any potential wires beneath -...
    MILLBURN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will continue to tour the path of destruction Ida left behind Friday, speaking with residents who say they are overwhelmed by the cleanup ahead. As CBS2’s Kiran Dhillion reported, the storm damage has overtaken the downtown area in Millburn. Vehicle are lodged in water, businesses and infrastructure are completely destroyed. READ MORE: Ida Aftermath: Cars Strewn Along Side Of Roads As Flood Waters Recede It’s an all-too-familiar scene for residents in many parts of the state. “Somerville, New Jersey really needs help,” Somerville resident Jenna Ross told CBS2. Emotions are high in the tight-knit Somerset County borough, where the flood waters hit Wednesday. “I was in chest-high water,” Ross said. Ross and her husband had to clean our their newly renovated home. “Our living room set, I had just gotten stuff out of my parents’ house, so a lot of my childhood stuff is out here,” she said. The newlyweds now feel almost as helpless as when they left their dinner dishes on the table and raced upstairs with their dog...
    JAKE PAUL revealed he is giving Tommy Fury his 'biggest payday' with a spot on his undercard and said: 'It's coming out of my pockets'. Paul, who is 3-0 in his career all by knockout, returns to the ring on August 29 against ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley. 3Jake Paul revealed he is giving Tommy Fury his 'biggest payday' 3Tommy Fury fights on Jake Paul's undercardCredit: Reuters Featuring also on the bill is 2019 Love Island star Fury, who fights the YouTuber's sparring partner Anthony Taylor. Paul insisted his online rival, and the rest of the undercard fighters, will make career-best purses - all at the expense of his own pay. He told The Mirror: "It's coming out of my pocket for sure. Like, directly out of my purse. "Everyone on the card is getting the biggest pay-day that they've ever had as a fighter and that's just part of my movement. "Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that we as fighters should take care...
    Outrage against budget airline Spirit Airlines has mounted amid a fourth day of chaos which saw 50 per cent of its flights axed, and distressing stories of travelers left stranded at airports.  The Florida-based air carrier canceled more than 340 flights before noon on Wednesday, half of their scheduled routes for the day.  Many passengers, including seven months-pregnant Robin Wilson, were left to fend for themselves. Wilson's intended flight from Cleveland to Atlanta was rerouted to LA. She was told by Spirit that she'd have to wait four days for the next flight, but Wilson did not have the funds to book a hotel to stay in.  She faced spending four days 'living' in the terminal of Los Angeles International Airport, and was only put up in a hotel when FOX 11 reported her story, and shamed Spirit into providing the 'high risk' passenger with accommodation.  'I definitely don't have a flight out from LAX to Cleveland until Thursday. [I have] no accommodations at all…I'm seven months pregnant, I'm high-risk,' Wilson told the network before her issue was resolved.  Spirit...
    Retail conglomerate Walmart announced the creation of its own brand of analog insulin to offer diabetics a more affordable option than the expensive brand name versions. “We know many people with diabetes struggle to manage the financial burden of this condition, and we are focused on helping by providing affordable solutions,” Walmart's executive vice president of health and wellness, Dr. Cheryl Pegus, said on Tuesday. The line of insulin products was developed by Novo Nordisk, one of three insulin manufacturers that dominate over 90% of the market, to create Walmart’s private ReliOn brand. The vials will be priced at $72.88, whereas the non-Walmart brand of Novo Nordisk insulin retails for about $144.68 per vial. The store will also dispense a less costly version of a prefilled insulin pen that allows patients to deliver the hormone without having to rely on individual vials, called the FlexPen, for roughly $85. In total, Walmart projects cost savings for patients of up to $101 per Walmart-branded vial or $251 per package of FlexPens. OBAMACARE REMAINS POPULAR WITH VOTERS FOLLOWING THIRD SUPREME...
    THE Queen has reached into her own pocket to pay for the investigation into claims of bullying by Meghan Markle. The palace launched a probe this year amid claims the Duchess of Sussex bullied two senior members of staff when she was a senior royal. - Read our Meghan and Harry live blog for the latest updates 1The Queen is paying privately for the investigation into claims of bullying by Meghan Markle But there was no mention of the bullying investigation in yesterday's annual palace report which sources say is "ongoing". A royal source said: "There is no Sovereign Grant money spent on this review. It's private. It is met privately. It's not public money." The couple's former communications chief, Jason Knauf, reportedly submitted an email alleging unacceptable behaviour by the Duchess in 2018. He compiled a dossier outlining allegations, which was sent to the Duke of Cambridge's private secretary. Meghan allegedly snapped "it’s not my job to coddle people" after aides were left in tears and humiliated by her "difficult demands". Mr Kauf claimed Meghan's alleged treatment of staff...
    A key drug used to fight hard-to-treat brain tumors has been removed from Medicare in a decision that experts say will cause people to die.  Lomustine, which is sold under the brand name Gleostine, is being removed from the Medicaid drug rebate program, by its developer, NextSource Biotechnology. Ph  The drug is one of the key treatment for glioblastoma patients, who have tumors that grow very fast and spread very quickly. It is the same cancer that led to the deaths of Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and Beau Biden, President Joe Biden's eldest son.    Patients who need the drug will now need to purchase it themselves if their state does not dedicate Medicare dollars towards it. NextSource Biotechnology purchased the drug in 2013, when it sold for a price of $50 per pill. They have since raised the price by about 1,900 percent to as much as $1,000 per individual pill.   Glioblastoma is a brain cancer that leads to tumors on a persons brain. Picture: A brain scan showing a glioblastoma tumor NextSource Biotechnology is removing Gleostine from the...
    Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar appears to take something from the back pocket of New York Mets outfielder Dom Smith. On Thursday, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins had a game that we will certainly never forget this 2021 season. Before the controversial ending that saw the Mets walk-off against the rival Marlins, but something happened on the base-path in the bottom of the fourth inning. Mets outfielder Dom Smith reached first base on a single off Nick Neidart. As Smith was seemingly taking off his shin guard, Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar appeared to have snatched a mysterious object out of his back pocket. Did… Jesus Aguilar just pickpocket Dom Smith?? ???? pic.twitter.com/wIy8cCL0f5 — The Baseball Newsletter (@bbletter) April 8, 2021 Marlins: Jesus Aguilar’s sneakily snatches something from Dom Smith’s back pocketWhat exactly did Aguilar take from Smith’s possession? The one thing we can come up with is Aguilar swiped Smith’s defensive alignments card. There has been no confirmation about whether that was the item in question, but we will keep our eyes and ears peeled if...
    John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan were tired of their starting quarterback missing games. And when he did play, they were tired of seeing bigger, stronger, faster quarterbacks beat him. So they decided to do something about it. The 49ers took control of their own destiny when they traded three first-round picks for the No. 3 overall selection in April’s draft. There, as one could have easily surmised but Shanahan and Lynch openly admitted Monday during a press conference, they will take a quarterback. And no, it’s not a smokescreen. Take off your tin-foil hat. “We were hoping to get a younger guy in here eventually,” Shanahan said. “This year… we felt we had a chance to do it.” “We needed to come out with the quarterback position being stronger this year,” Lynch said. “And I think we’ve put ourselves in [position] to make that happen with this move.” That’s no small thing. This is the kind of big, bold move that defines a regime. If they don’t select the right player, Shanahan...
    A California state assemblyman is proposing a privately funded grant program to help parents who have been forced to pay out-of-pocket expenses to keep up with their children's remote learning. Kevin Kiley, a Republican member of the California State Assembly, is spearheading the initiative to create the “Cal Grant K-12,” Fox News reported on Monday. The bill “incentivizes individuals and businesses to make donations that will provide eligible students scholarship funds they can use for approved expenses to help reduce pandemic-induced learning loss," Fox News reported, citing Kiley’s office. "Over the past year, school closures have had a devastating impact on the mental health and academic progress of California students," Kiley told Fox News. "A central part of our state's strategy for overcoming learning loss should be to give parents greater control over their child’s education." The donations, which would receive a tax credit from the state, could go toward educational resources including computers, tutors, and instructional materials, Kiley’s office told the network. "Cal Grant K-12 empowers parents to spend education dollars on the services their kids need," Kiley added, according to...
    As virtual learning is taking a toll on the mental wellbeing of children, parents of students who are being kept home because of coronavirus-related school closures are feeling a burden on their wallets – but help could be on the way.  A California state lawmaker is proposing a privately financed grant program that would assist families who have been paying out of pocket for iPads, textbooks, tutors and other unplanned expenses to help keep their children engaged with remote learning.   "Over the past year, school closures have had a devastating impact on the mental health and academic progress of California students," Kevin Kiley, the Republican state assembly member pushing for the creation of what he calls "Cal Grant K-12", told Fox News. "A central part of our state's strategy for overcoming learning loss should be to give parents greater control over their child’s education."  Parents in states like California have been paying out of their own pockets to help keep their children engaged with remote learning. (iStock) LEARNING SETBACKS A TOP CONCERN FOR PARENTS, POLL SAYS  The bill, which is awaiting a hearing in the Assembly Education Committee, "incentivizes individuals and businesses to make donations that will provide eligible students scholarship funds they can use for approved expenses to help reduce pandemic-induced learning loss," according...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Monday to make insulin more affordable, calling it a “game changer" for many people in a state with one of the nation's highest diabetes rates. The bill will limit the cost of insulin to $30 per 30-day supply for many Kentuckians. The cap applies to people with state-regulated health care plans or plans purchased on the marketplace exchange, state employees and people under group plans, the governor's office said. “This is the right thing to do and it’s a game changer for those who rely on insulin to live,” Beshear said at a signing ceremony attended by the bipartisan bill's lead sponsor. Insulin is used to keep people’s blood sugar at safe levels. Insulin varies by patient, as do costs depending on insurance coverage. More than half-a-million Kentuckians have diabetes, including the bill's lead sponsor, and Kentucky ranks seventh nationally for diabetes prevalence. The Democratic governor, who refers to health care access as a “basic human right,” said some Kentuckians have had to pay more...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO faces a  £17million tax hit if he rejoins Real Madrid - unless on just a one-year contract. The £345,000-a-week Juventus attacker, 36, has also been linked with another old club in Manchester United. 2Ex-Real Madrid and Man Utd frontman Cristiano Ronaldo has much more advantageous tax laws in Italy than he would have in SpainCredit: Reuters But despite Bernabedu chief Zinedine Zidane admitting a switch back to Real was possible, the move would be tricky financially for both Real and Ronaldo. Marca quote Himnus Football Lawyers CEO Toni Roca as saying: "Ronaldo enjoys a special tax regime. "He did not go to Italy by chance, since the transalpine country has the most favourable tax treatment of the five major leagues on the continent." 2Manager Andrea Pirlo only pockets £1.6million-per-year after taking charge of the club Roca believes Italy receives only around £200k a year in tax from Ronaldo's annual £35million wages. But in 2015 Spain scrapped the Beckham Law, which gave wealthy foreigners a large tax allowance. And tax rates are also higher in Spain than in Italy. Roca added: "For those 40 million euros £35m that [Ronaldo]...
    THIS is the horrifying moment a man pulled out his dead grandad's severed ears from his pockets in front of startled cops. Kolby Allen Parker, 30, reportedly confessed to smashing Ronal Wells Sr, 77, over the head with a baseball bat before stabbing him to death in a vicious attack. 2Kolby Allen Parker claimed he was 'defending himself' and the situation 'got out of control'Credit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office 2Parker has been charged with second-degree murder, battery on a police officer and resisting with violenceCredit: Lake County Sheriff’s Office Parker, from Florida, claimed he was "defending himself" and the situation "got out of control". According to Fox 35 Orlando, Parker had told a 911 dispatcher: "I’d like to report an incident here. I had a Vietnam veteran attack me, and I had to defend myself. It just got out of control." As Lake County cops approached Parker on Saturday night, he reached into his pant pockets and pulled something bloody out in each of his hands.  Bodycam footage showed Parker perched on the back of a truck as officers...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers voted Tuesday to shield many diabetics from income-draining insulin prices by capping their out-of-pocket costs for the life-saving medication. The bill won final passage after the Senate backed off proposed changes. The Senate voted 36-0 to send the legislation to Gov. Andy Beshear. The proposal originated in the House and won bipartisan support in a state plagued by high diabetes rates. The bill's lead sponsors are Republican Rep. Danny Bentley and Democratic Rep. Patti Minter, and its final passage culminated a multi-year effort to limit insulin prices for some people. “This bill will save countless Kentucky lives once it becomes law,” Bentley said. Lawmakers heard from Kentuckians who have to dip into their savings to help pay for their insulin or ration the medication because of its cost. Under the bill, out-of-pocket costs for some Kentuckians would be capped at $30 per prescription for a 30-day insulin supply. The cap would apply to state-regulated, comprehensive, private health insurance plans and the Kentucky employee health plan. It would not apply...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate passed a bill Friday aimed at delivering financial relief for many Kentuckians by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The bill is potentially one step away from clearing the General Assembly after winning Senate backing on a 35-0 vote. The measure returns to the House, which could send it to Gov. Andy Beshear if representatives accept the Senate's changes to the bill. The proposal has won bipartisan support in a state plagued by high diabetes rates. For some Kentuckians, their out-of-pocket costs would be capped at $35 per prescription for a 30-day insulin supply if the measure becomes law. The cap would apply to state-regulated, comprehensive, private health insurance plans and the Kentucky employee health plan. It would not apply to Medicare, Medicaid or self-funded health plans. Republican Sen. Phillip Wheeler on Friday called it a good bill but said it “only starts the conversation” since it only affects Kentuckians on certain health plans. “This conversation does need to continue, but this is an important first step,” he...
    Women leaders you should know and the causes they champion Trumps White House physician drank on duty, sexually harassed staff, says Pentagon watchdog report Fans of Kirk Herbstreit will soon get more of the ESPN and ABC college football analyst’s story. The former Ohio State quarterback is publishing a memoir, set to be released on April 17. © Provided by Awful Announcing Kirk Herbstreit Herbstreit co-wrote the book, titled Out of the Pocket, with his ESPN colleague Gene Wojciechowski. Among his nine books, Wojciechowski has previously co-authored autobiographies with Bill Walton, Jerome Bettis, Reggie Miller, and Rick Majerus. According to the official announcement for the book from Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster), Herbstreit will chronicle his upbringing and struggles dealing with his parents’ divorce, in addition to following his father’s path to Ohio State and his frustrations in playing for a major college football program. © Provided by Awful Announcing But for sports media and college football fans, Herbstreit also goes behind the scenes in his role with ESPN’s College GameDay, which has made him one...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers continued to advance a bill aimed at easing the financial struggles of many people with diabetes by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The measure sailed through the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate. The panel amended the House-passed bill to reset the limit on out-of-pocket costs at $35 per prescription for a 30-day insulin supply. The cap would apply to state-regulated, comprehensive, private health insurance plans and the Kentucky employee health plan. It would not apply to Medicare, Medicaid or self-funded health plans. The bill has drawn bipartisan support in a state plagued by high diabetes rates. Its main sponsors are Republican Rep. Danny Bentley and Democratic Rep. Patti Minter. “Without a doubt, this measure will save lives by making insulin more accessible to Kentuckians," Bentley told the Senate panel. "The skyrocketing cost of insulin has caused great harm to our state’s health, and far too many are faced with the choice of paying their bills or getting their medication.” The...
    MORE than two million holidaymakers are out of pocket over flights they could not take. They were unable to fly due to Covid rules but flights were not cancelled. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 1Holidaymakers have been left out of pocket over flights they could not takeCredit: Getty Images - Getty As a result they were not entitled to a refund. A survey by watchdog Which? estimates that in the past year 2.3million people lost out. Of those who told Which? they did not get their money back, 49 per cent claimed they could not travel because of national or regional lockdown restrictions instructing them to stay at home. Ryanair told Which? that passengers who book non-refundable flights are not entitled to refunds if they choose not to travel on flights which have operated. Most read in News TravelGRID BLOCKEDWhy you MUST stay away from the water if you see ‘square waves’COLOUR ME IMPRESSEDInside the 'purple island' where EVERYTHING is painted lilacSHEIKH-EN UPBrits moan they've been stranded in Dubai due to new hotel...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Brady is the quintessential pocket passer, standing tall behind his offensive line and slinging the ball all over the place. Patrick Mahomes is the kid in the schoolyard, scrambling around to buy time before chucking it downfield. Two very different styles from two of the game’s very best quarterbacks, each on display Sunday when Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face Mahomes and the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. “This is going to be one of the great matchups in sports history,” said CBS Sports analyst and former NFL quarterback Tony Romo, who will help to call the game. “This matchup right here is what you talk about with your friends.” Sure, the two quarterbacks will never actually face each other, only the opposing defense. But just as fans will be keen to see whether Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has a better game than Patriots counterpart Rob Gronkowski, or Kansas City wide receiver Tyreek Hill produces more yards than Tampa Bay counterpart Mike Evans, the performances from Brady and...
    JAKE PAUL claimed Floyd Mayweather is 'out of pocket' and only doing exhibition bouts to protect his 50-0 record. Mayweather is set to fight once more against Jake's older brother Logan, though it has been postponed from the initial February 20 date. 4Jake Paul claimed Floyd Mayweather is 'out of pocket'Credit: Sky Sports 4Jake Paul says Floyd Mayweather is only doing exhibition bouts to protect his 50-0 recordCredit: Twitter But the unbeaten boxing legend also mapped out a plan for future exhibitions this year, against Jake and rapper 50 Cent. The YouTube sensation responded by accusing Mayweather of being strapped for cash and desperate for easy-money opponents. Jake, 24, told TMZ Sports: "It just came out of left field. "It just seems like this guy is money hungry. It seems like he hasn't paid his taxes or some s*** and he just wants to fight everyone. "He's almost 50-year's-old and this guy is calling out people half his age. Who knows what Floyd Mayweather is doing? "Honestly, he just looks like a clown, the...
    I'M A Celebrity star Jordan North made a huge mistake while hosting a charity fundraiser in his home town of Burnley. The popular radio presenter hosted a Facebook Live quiz during the week to raise money for the Pendleside Hospice in Burnley. 7Jordan North is a BBC Radio 1 presenter Credit: Rex Features Throughout the quiz he read out the number for people to text to buy raffle tickets. But about 20 minutes in, someone pointed out he was reading the wrong number, which Jordan double checked but was adamant he'd got it right. The number was incorrect and people's donations ended up going to a greyhound charity instead.  “This greyhound charity all of a sudden got loads of text donations and the charity that I was trying to raise money for didn’t,” he admitted on his BBC Radio 1 show on Friday. 7He became a huge hit on the most recent series of I'm A Celebrity.... Get Me Out of HereCredit: Rex Features 7He was recently asked to host a charity fundraiser for a hospice in his native BurnleyCredit:...
    New York State Department of Health undercounted Covid-19 deaths in nursing homes, attorney generals report says 2 toddlers still missing for nearly 6 weeks ago Carhartt Makes Leggings, Too, and Amazon Shoppers Can’t Get Enough of Them Carhartt beanies are absolutely everywhere these days, gracing the heads of influencers, pop stars, and fashion editors who are trying to stay warm. Even Kourtney Kardashian and Rihanna have been spotted in the best-selling $17 hat with over 68,000 perfect Amazon ratings. And now, savvy shoppers have caught onto some of Carhartt's other cold-weather creations — most notably, a $50 pair of leggings that they're calling "perfect in every way." © Provided by Instyle Getty Images Made with a nylon-spandex blend, the Carhartt Force Lightweight Leggings are especially thick and sturdy compared to most workout pants. In addition to being squat-proof, they're also less likely to rip or snag compared to leggings made out of thinner materials. Intrepid shoppers have put the leggings' durability to the test: As one reviewer reports, "I've caught them on nails, rough OSB, sharp boards and corners, and...
    CD Projekt Red (CDPR) has issued yet another statement regarding the ongoing Cyberpunk 2077 debacle, this time clarifying its stance on retail refunds for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game that have been riddled with bugs and performance issues since launch last week. The developer now says it will honor every refund request it receives between now and December 21st out of its own pocket. “We’ve just started reaching out to people who sent us a message with a confirmation of receipt. We send these emails out in waves, so don’t worry if you don’t receive an answer immediately,” CDPR writes in its new statement, issued via the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account on Friday afternoon. “At the same time, we’d like you to know that our intention is for every owner of a physical copy, or a digital copy bought at retail, who has valid proof of purchase (and sends us an email at [email protected] within the time window) to receive a refund. We will do this out of our own pocket if necessary.”...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – With Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s 90-day extension of the state’s proclamation of a disaster emergency, UPMC Health Plan extended its waiver of all deductibles, coinsurance, and copays for in-network, inpatient COVID-19 treatment for members. The waiver applies to all members enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, fully-insured employer groups, and the Affordable Care Act plans. The policy change is in place now and will last through February 28, 2021. “As we await the initial distribution of vaccines in the midst of a significant surge in COVID-19 cases, UPMC Health Plan wants our members to know that we will continue to make access to testing and care easy and affordable,” said Diane Holder, President and CEO of UPMC Health Plan. “By waiving out-of-pocket costs for inpatient COVID-19 treatment, we hope to eliminate one source of stress that our members may have in this time of uncertainty.” UPMC Health Plan is also waiving deductibles, copayments, and cost-sharing for all in-network virtual visits with a healthcare provider for the same time frame. More...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The city of Chicago is urging everyone to get their flu shots.Over the next two weeks, the city will host 12 community clinics where people can get their flu shot for no out-of-pocket cost and regardless of immigration status.Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are suggested.Health officials say the flu shot is more important than ever this year, as reducing the risk of flu can help conserve health resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.You can also call 311 to find a pharmacy that offers the flu vaccine. The CPDH has launched its Chicago Flu Vaccine Finder. For more information, visit chicago.gov/flu.
    After spending nearly three years in state prison, a recently-released Paterson parolee was caught with a loaded gun thanks to a city surveillance camera, authorities said. Officer Edgar Torres was monitoring crime hot spot areas from headquarters Wednesday night when his attention was drawn to a feed of a man and woman arguing in front of a Carroll Street apartment building. As Torres watched, the man suddenly pulled a gun from his pocket. Torres alerted all area units and, moments later, Sgt. Richard LaTrecchia and Detectives James Jenkins, Mustafa Dombayci and Suquan Gary converged on the corner. They seized Jacqueesh Samuels, 27, and retrieved a fully loaded .38-caliber Rock Island Armory revolver from his pants pocket, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said. Samuels was sent to the Passaic County Jail to await a first appearance on weapons charges in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson. The gun was being sent to the New Jersey State Police ballistics lab, meanwhile, to determine whether it matched any rounds recovered in shootings. Samuels was released from state prison in April after serving nearly...
    After spending nearly three years in state prison, a recently-released Paterson parolee was caught with a loaded gun thanks to a city surveillance camera, authorities said. Officer Edgar Torres was monitoring crime hot spot areas from headquarters Wednesday night when his attention was drawn to a feed of a man and woman arguing in front of a Carroll Street apartment building. As Torres watched, the man suddenly pulled a gun from his pocket. Torres alerted all area units and, moments later, Sgt. Richard LaTrecchia and Detectives James Jenkins, Mustafa Dombayci and Suquan Gary converged on the corner. They seized Jacqueesh Samuels, 27, and retrieved a fully loaded .38-caliber Rock Island Armory revolver from his pants pocket, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale said. Samuels was sent to the Passaic County Jail to await a first appearance on weapons charges in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson. The gun was being sent to the New Jersey State Police ballistics lab, meanwhile, to determine whether it matched any rounds recovered in shootings. Samuels was released from state prison in April after serving nearly...
    A three-year-old boy has died after accidentally shooting himself with a pistol at his birthday party, authorities said. The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office revealed the tragic incident happened on Saturday during the unidentified child's birthday celebration.  Around 4.15pm, authorities dispatched to a home in Porter, Texas, for a welfare check and found the boy with a gunshot wound in his chest. 'Family and friends had gathered earlier to celebrate the birthday of the three-year-old, and while playing cards, heard a gunshot,' a press release said.  THe Montgomery County Sheriff's Office announced the death of a three-year-old boy on Saturday in Porter, Texas RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Kansas man is arrested after he 'kidnapped' his two daughters and cops found... Scammer uses 'deepfake' video to swindle nearly $300,000 out of a California... Share this article Share Authorities eventually learned that the boy found the pistol after it fell out of a family member's pocket. The young toddler was rushed to the nearest fire station, where he succumbed to his wounds and died that...
    A stunning Instagram model has caught dozens of men blatantly staring at her butt after recording them with a phone hidden in her back pocket. Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, has amassed over 4.1 million followers on her Instagram page, @alexas.morgan, where she posts sizzling photos of herself of her curvaceous figure in skin-tight lingerie and racy swimsuits. Known for her killer curves, she set up a social experiment to see how many men gawk at her derrière when she goes out in public. Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by Caught on camera: The Instagram star caught dozens of men gawking at her backside a she walked by  Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look  In the clip, Alexas is wearing a white crop top and skintight leggings with back pockets to ensure her backside is on display.  'I want...
    By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- High out-of-pocket health care costs for low- and middle-income Americans with kids have fallen due to "Obamacare," but more needs to be done to reduce their medical-related financial struggles, a new study claims. The researchers examined data from 2000 to 2017 on more than 92,000 U.S. families with one or more children under 18 and one or more adult parents or guardians. Families with out-of-pocket health care costs above a set percentage of their annual income (for example, 3.5% of incomes below $20,000, or 8.4% of those at $75,000) were said to have high financial burdens. Those whose out-of-pocket costs exceeded 10% of their annual income were classified as having extreme financial burdens. Before 2014 implementation of health insurance marketplaces and Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, over 35% of the lowest-income families had burdensome out-of-pocket costs. This fell to just under 24% after the measures took effect, the study found. The proportion of families facing burdensome costs fell from about 25% to 17% among low-income...
    Gregg Williams said he believes Quinnen Williams has already taken “the next step” in his evolution as a player. The Jets’ second-year defensive lineman didn’t shoot down such praise from his defensive coordinator, yet there is so much more he feels capable of being able to do right now. Week 1, in his eyes, wasn’t good enough. “I got to do much more. I have to go out there and give it my all — every single play, every single down,” the 6-foot-3, 303-pound lineman said Friday. “I got to be a dog out there on the field, man.” After a lackluster rookie year in which he missed three games because of injury and produced 2.5 sacks and 28 tackles in 13 games, Quinnen Williams got into better shape in the offseason, dropping six pounds and adding muscle after changing his diet and training routine. In August, the third-overall pick of the 2019 draft said, “I’m going to be unstoppable.” Quinnen WilliamsAP His mindset hasn’t changed. “That’s what I expect from myself,” he said. “My standards are super high...
    Gregg Williams said he believes Quinnen Williams has already taken “the next step” in his evolution as a player. The Jets’ second-year defensive lineman didn’t shoot down such praise from his defensive coordinator, yet there is so much more he feels capable of being able to do right now. Week 1, in his eyes, wasn’t good enough. “I got to do much more. I have to go out there and give it my all — every single play, every single down,” the 6-foot-3, 303-pound lineman said Friday. “I got to be a dog out there on the field, man.” After a lackluster rookie year in which he missed three games because of injury and produced 2.5 sacks and 28 tackles in 13 games, Quinnen Williams got into better shape in the offseason, dropping six pounds and adding muscle after changing his diet and training routine. In August, the third-overall pick of the 2019 draft said, “I’m going to be unstoppable.” Quinnen WilliamsAP His mindset hasn’t changed. “That’s what I expect from myself,” he said. “My standards are super high...
    An 89-year-old woman in New Jersey suffering from Alzheimer's disease came days away from losing her home of 50 years because she owed six cents in back taxes. Glen Kristi Goldenthal's home was put up for sale by Ocean Township officials on September 9 after the tiny debt she owed on her taxes snowballed to more than $300 with interest and administrative fees piling up. The story gained national attention after the woman's daughter Lisa Suhay took to social media, slamming the city's handling of the situation in a video. Suhay, who lives in Virginia, criticized the city's lack of imagination for failing to raise six pennies 'in an office full of people' to cover her mother's debt.  'I understand this is state law, but the township really has to bear responsibility for how they handle this,' Suhay said. 'Shame on anybody who can’t think far outside the box enough to come up with six cents in an office full of people. You can’t pull a dime out of your pocket?'  The author said she only learned of her mother's situation...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. The University of Texas at Austin, one of Texas’ largest universities, will provide all students with tests at no charge and plans to proactively test 5,000 asymptomatic campus individuals a week in an effort to deter outbreaks. This comes after the university earned the distinction from The New York Times as the leading U.S. college in the number of COVID-19 cases, which could be due to a lack of reporting from other schools. The University of Texas reported a total of 472 COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff as of Thursday. The university also found 22 positive cases in its proactive tests, with 823 coming back negative. The proactive tests for asymptomatic individuals will be deployed by the university and will not be open for individual requests. The university plans to test all of its campus residence hall students by the beginning of September. It will continue to identify individuals or groups on...
    One Texas dad has proven that face masks need not be just a matter of routine — they can be a fashion statement, even for men restricted to traditional office attire. Steve Montgomery, a 57-year-old car salesman from San Antonio, Texas, has 15 different masks, each one a different color and pattern designed to match one of his ties. After he took photos of himself modeling his coordinated accessories, his daughter Kiana shared an embarrassed-but-amused post on Twitter, which instantly went viral, garnering over 675,000 likes and 82,800 retweets since July 15. Stylin'! One Texas dad has proven that face masks need not be just a matter of routine — they can be a fashion statement, even for men restricted to traditional office attire Looking good! Steve Montgomery, a 57-year-old car salesman from San Antonio, Texas, has 15 different masks Variety is the spice of life! Each one is a different color and pattern designed to match one of his ties Special order: Steve's masks match his ties perfectly thanks to his girlfriend Qin Latimer, who handmade...
    One candidate for United States Senate wants the federal government to ensure that Americans don’t have any out-of-pocket expenses for a particular COVID-19 drug. The Jon Ossoff campaign said in a news release Thursday that the call for zero cost was in response to “pharmaceutical giant Gillead’s plan to price-gouge the Americans suffering from COVID-19.”  Ossoff, who is running as a Democrat, called on the Trump Administration to guarantee all Americans have access to the COVID-19 therapeutic treatment, remdesivir, with no out-of-pocket costs. From the news release: U.S. taxpayers funded at least $70 million of the drug’s development, and federal health agencies and labs were essential to proving its efficacy in treating COVID-19. Yet Gilead Sciences, Inc., which holds the patent for the drug, intends to charge up to $3,120 per course of treatment. Given the ongoing public health emergency, the huge taxpayer investment in the drug, and remdesivir’s demonstrated therapeutic effects for COVID patients, Ossoff calls on the U.S. government to make this treatment available to all Americans who need it with ZERO out-of-pocket costs. Specifically, Ossoff calls on...
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