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    A near-record number of travelers could hit the skies for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with 3.5 million passengers projected to fly - up nearly 164 percent from last year.   If the projections hold, the number of fliers this year could bump up against the all-time record of Independence Day air travelers. That record was hit in July 2019...
    The U.S. background check system prevented over 300,000 gun sales in 2020, a record high, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Background checks blocked almost double the number of sales in 2020 compared to the year before, with 42% of rejections due to felony convictions, according to FBI data obtained by the AP. The data also shows that the rate of...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO may be the Euros all-time score - but his free-kick record in major tournaments is nothing to shout about. The Portugal hero registered his 12th Euriopean Championship goal during the 4-2 defeat against Germany on Sunday. 3Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just ONCE from 50 free-kicks at major tournamentsCredit: AP He had the opportunity to make it...
    Bears need to watch out. The past 12 months have been very exciting for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. With many businesses closed due to the lockdowns, many more people headed out into the wild than in previous years. With more people hunting and fishing, more records were set across the country. Hunters in North Carolina killed more black bears...
    BOSTON (CBS) – There is a massive surplus of Girl Scout cookies across the country, but that is not the case in Massachusetts. The Girl Scouts usually sell about 200 million boxes a year, but in-person sales were put on hold during the pandemic. READ MORE: COVID State Of Emergency Ends In Massachusetts Right now, there are about 15 million...
                      by Mary Margaret Olohan  A record number of Americans find abortion “morally acceptable” though American sentiment on the matter is sharply divided, a Gallup poll released Wednesday found. Forty-seven percent of Americans find abortion acceptable, while 46% think abortion is wrong from a moral perspective, the poll found. The percentage of...
    Border officials apprehended over 180,000 migrants at the southern border in May, surpassing the record highs set in March and April, Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials apprehended over 173,000 migrants in March and more than 178,000 in April, according to the agency. Officials apprehended over 530,000 migrants between January and April, compared with...
    A RECORD one million jabs were booked on Tuesday by young people keen to get life back to normal. Youngsters fuelled a “blockbuster” rush on the NHS booking site, snapping up more than 750 appointments per minute, after vaccines rolled out to the 25-29 age group. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3The vaccine programme ramped up...
    A record number of Americans find abortion “morally acceptable” though American sentiment on the matter is sharply divided, a Gallup poll released Wednesday found. Forty-seven percent of Americans find abortion acceptable, while 46% think abortion is wrong from a moral perspective, the poll found. The percentage of Americans who find abortion acceptable increased two points, the highest level of support...
    New York (CNN Business)America is hiring like never before.Job openings in the United States soared by nearly a million in April, setting a record for the most openings added in a month and the highest overall number since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the data in December 2000.At 9.3 million new positions, it was far more than the...
    U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in April, far surpassing expectations, and March’s record number of openings was revised higher. Job openings jumped 12 percent to 9.28 million in April, the most on records going back to December of 2000,  according to the Department of Labor’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released Tuesday. Yet...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff DUQUESNE, Pa. (KDKA) – The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank says it saw a record number of food stamp applications in April. READ MORE: Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Suspect In 17-Year-Old Penn Hills Student Daren Hobdy’s Shooting Death The food bank says 477 people within its 11-county service area applied for what’s now known as SNAP, the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff LATROBE (KDKA) — Latrobe’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport saw record numbers of travelers last month. READ MORE: Ohio Deputy Who Shot, Killed Casey Goodson Jr. To Retire In May, more than 31,000 travelers passed through the terminal. READ MORE: WATCH: Pa. Game Warden Rescues Ducklings From Beaver Co. Pond Using Soup Ladle The last time numbers...
    (CNN)The number of babies born in Japan fell to a record low last year, the health ministry said on Friday, as more couples put off marriage and starting a family amid a global pandemic.The number of births fell to 840,832 in 2020, down 2.8% from a year earlier and the lowest since records began in 1899, the ministry said.The coronavirus...
    OAKLAND (BCN) — More students than ever applied for college and career education scholarships this year through Oakland Promise, which offers money and help to the city’s young learners, according to program officials. A record 750 students applied and a record 514 were awarded scholarships compared with 726 applicants and 398 recipients last year. READ MORE: Armed Carjackings In Oakland...
    New jobless claims dropped 20,000 to 385,000 for the week ended May 29, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Economists had expected claims to fall to 400,000 from last week’s lower-than-expected 406,000. Last week’s figure was revised down by 1,000 to 405,000. Continuing claims for unemployment claims during the week ending May 22 was 3,771,000, an increase of 169,000 from...
    May 2021 proved to be the 17th consecutive month of record National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) checks for firearm sales and transfers. FBI figures show that 3,222,105 NICS checks were performed in May 2021, breaking the previous record of 3,091,455, set in 2020. This means May 2021 witnessed more NICS checks than any May in history. The record NICS check...
    Republican state legislatures have passed a record number of bills curtailing voting access in the first five months of 2021, the year after a national election saw the highest turnout election in modern history without evidence of widespread voter fraud. Legislators in 14 states — all of which are controlled by Republican governors and legislators — have passed 22 bills...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- By air and on the road, several million travelers continued to make their way back to Southern California after a Memorial Day weekend that seemed marked by a semblance of normalcy following a year of pandemic restrictions.Some 1.9 million passengers passed through U.S. airports on Monday alone, according to the Transportation Security Administration. That number brought...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The holiday weekend saw a record number of Americans traveling since the pandemic first started. And this Memorial Day, a record number of Marylanders are expected to hit the road as they come home from their holiday weekend. READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 69.6% Of Marylanders Have Received At Least 1 Dose Of Vaccine With more than...
    Mayara Klingner / EyeEm/Getty Images A record-breaking number of Americans are testing positive for cannabis in work-related drug tests. As more states legalize weed, fewer employers are requiring a negative cannabis test for employment. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. More American workers than ever are testing positive for cannabis use on drug tests, according to a...
    In this article FISVIDEO3:5803:58How the pandemic savings boost is impacting 401(K)sThe ExchangeAlthough the pandemic isn't over, many retirement savings accounts are back to pre-Covid highs. Retirement account balances, which took a sharp nosedive almost exactly one year ago when the coronavirus outbreak caused economic shockwaves, have now bounced back entirely, according to the latest data from Fidelity Investments, the nation's...
    TUCSON, ARIZ.-- – The number of migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally continues to rise and so does the temperature along the Southwest border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona are preparing for a busy summer ahead, working in triple-digit temperatures.  CBP’s Tucson Sector opened their doors Thursday to media to help warn migrants not to...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/BCN) — Longshoremen at the Port of Oakland last month moved a record amount of imports for a single month, port officials said Thursday. The port handled the equivalent of 100,096 20-foot containers in April, up 25% from a year ago, and the largest monthly amount of imports in the port’s 94-year history. READ MORE: California...
    The number of births in the U.S. fell by 4 percent last year — the largest annual decrease in more than a century. Before the pandemic, Americans were already having fewer children, doing it later in life or choosing not to have children at all. New provisional data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows...
    U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses seeking to find new workers as the economy expands after the pandemic recession. Yet total hiring increased only modestly, according to a Labor Department report issued Tuesday. The figures come after a Friday report showed that job gains in April fell far short...
    The growth of small businesses in the U.S. was held back in April because small businesses could not find enough workers, the National Federation of Independent Businesss said Tuesday. “Small business owners are seeing a growth in sales but are stunted by not having enough workers,” said NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg. “Finding qualified employees remains the biggest challenge for...
    Businesses in the U.S. would be on a hiring spree if only they could find workers willing to fill open jobs. Job openings in the U.S. jumped to 8.1 million in March, a record high, the Labor Department said Tuesday. The number of job openings is not only above pre-pandemic levels, it exceeds the total job deficit from the pre-pandemic...
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a growing number of Catholic schools to permanently close their doors, a Monday report shows. Over the past year, 209 out of the nation’s nearly 6,000 Catholic schools have closed, the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) latest data shows, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Catholic schools are turning to GoFundMe as they struggle...
    SACRAMENTO — Five years ago, California became one of the first states in the nation to enact a so-called red flag gun law, allowing family members and police officers to ask a court to block those believed to be a risk to themselves or others from having firearms. Now, as other legislatures weigh adopting similar laws, state officials said Friday...
    More On: us border Democrat lawmaker disputes DHS photos of nearly empty migrant detention center VP Harris acknowledges ‘alarming’ migrant influx, but still won’t call it a crisis DHS announces drop in illegal immigrant children in CBP custody amid crisis Letters to the Editor — May 4, 2021 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement carried out the lowest number of monthly...
    At least six transgender people have been killed in the past three weeks. Advocates for transgender people say they are shocked by the pace at which transgender women are being attacked and killed in just the first four months of 2021. In the past three weeks, at least six transgender...
    The number of new babies born in the United States has dropped to its lowest point in more than four decades as the coronavirus pandemic and an economic meltdown contributed to a years-long baby bust that has demographers worried about future growth rates. Just 3.6 million babies were born in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Northern Marianas Islands...
    The U.S. Air Force has been under "strain" by an increasing number of Russian aircraft that it's having to intercept off the coast of North America. Lt. Gen. David Krumm spoke candidly Wednesday during an online forum hosted by the Air Force Association, citing a record number of interceptions by American fighters near Alaska. "We have certainly seen an increase...
    A QUARTER of UK adults are now fully vaccinated- after a record number of second doses were dished out in a week. One in four Brits are now protected against Covid, with a total of 13,201,811 people having now received both jabs. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2One in four UK adults are now fully protected against...
    Aviva Okeson-Haberman, a radio journalist from Kansas City, died from a gunshot wound A 24-year-old radio journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri, died from  gunshot wound, her station, KCUR announced, after she appeared to be struck by a stray bullet over the weekend. The bullet came through the window of her first-floor apartment in the Santa Fe area of...
    A record-breaking number of children have been hospitalized this week with COVID-19 in Michigan as the state struggles with a spike in the virus. Statewide, 70 children were hospitalized between Monday and Thursday with either confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Officials are blaming the surge in hospitalizations on the UK coronavirus variant, also known as B.1.1.7, which is more transmissible and...
    Philadelphia is struggling to find new police officers to join the force, even though the department is severely understaffed, according to a Thursday report. John McNesby, President of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #5, told ABC6 News that a combination of the coronavirus pandemic putting police training on hold, a decreasing amount of people wanting to become police...
    India set a new record this week for the highest number of new coronavirus infections of any country since the pandemic started, according to a report. The country’s health ministry reported 312,731 new infections on Thursday, topping the former global record in the U.S. of 300,669 new cases in one day on Jan. 8, according to The New York Times. India also...
    NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised state governments against imposing a harsh lockdown in favor of micro-containment zones as he sought to avoid another economic slump. The surge in India has exacerbated the...
    NEW DELHI — India has reported a new record 295,041 coronavirus cases, as the death toll crossed 2,000 for the first time. Even with hospitals struggling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised state governments against imposing a harsh lockdown in favor of micro-containment zones as he sought to avoid another economic slump. The surge in India has exacerbated...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — It’s something the Port of Oakland has never seen before. A record number of cargo ships are anchored in San Francisco Bay, waiting to unload their containers. Every one of those ships carries multiple containers full of goods, items that may take a little while longer to arrive in stores and at your front door. “We set...
    With the re-release of her much-anticipated album ‘Fearless’, American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, on Saturday (local time) topped the UK’s Official Albums Chart, beating a long-held record by the English rock band The Beatles. According to TMZ, the album hit number 1 in the UK, and with that Taylor has racked up 3, number-1 albums- ‘Fearless’, ‘Folklore’, and ‘Evermore’ in 259...
    ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Sunday reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to Health Ministry data. The 318 deaths confirmed in 24 hours took the country’s total pandemic death toll to 35,926. The Health Ministry also reported 55,802 new confirmed cases, pushing Turkey’s total closer to 4.3 million. Weekly...
    Derek Chauvin declines to take the stand as defense rests in trial over George Floyds death Tensions over Puerto Rico status rise amid opposing bills Prince Philip The BBC has dismissed a deluge of complaints it received following the death of Prince Philip on Friday after it switched its usual schedule across most TV channels and radio stations to...
    BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. The Health Ministry said 738,501 people received a first or second dose of vaccine Wednesday, continuing...
    CHINA has warned the US to "stop playing with fire" as they continue to strengthen their relationship with Taiwan. It comes after the US State Department issued new guidelines as it continues to lend itself as a Western ally to the island nation - much to Beijing's fury. 3Tensions between the nations are reaching boiling point 3China's threats continue to...
    Twitch streamer Ludwig Ahgren has set the world record for receiving the highest number of Twitch subscribers of all time — beating the pervious one set by Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, which was 269,155 subscribers. In the afternoon of April 13, Ahgren exceeded 270,000 subscribers, with the number still climbing at the time of publication. The achievement comes on the heels...
    The BBC received more than 110,000 complaints over its coverage of Prince Philip's death, a record in public discontent with the British broadcaster. Brits did not take kindly to the BBC revising its schedule in favor of tributes to the long-time consort of Queen Elizabeth II, the Washington Post reported. Postponing the finale of "MasterChef" and pulling shows like "EastEnders"...
    A LETHAL fleet of Chinese nuke bombers and fighter jets have entered Taiwanese airspace in record numbers - as war fears continue to grow amid escalating conflicts with the US. It is the latest bold manoeuver in a series of increasingly aggressive actions from Beijing, as tensions continue to brew over US interference - who continue to deepen their ties...