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    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Sunday is expected to be among busiest travel days of the year at Los Angeles International Airport as Thanksgiving flyers return home.
    Climate activists from the group “Extinction Rebellion” blocked Amazon warehouses all around Europe on Friday. The activists are putting pressure on Amazon, demanding that they improve working conditions and end business practices that damage the environment, The Associated Press reported. The activists targeted 13 Amazon fulfillment centers in the U.K., with the goal of disrupting 50% of the companies delivery on Black Friday, Amazon’s busiest day of the year, the outlet reported. NEW: Thousands of Amazon workers and activists in 20 countries will strike and protest on Black Friday in a coordinated effort to #MakeAmazonPay. The list of actions is enormous. I wrote about it here: https://t.co/LCwhw3Yu7K — Lauren Kaori Gurley (@LaurenKGurley) November 18, 2021 “The action is intended to draw attention to Amazon’s exploitative and environmentally destructive business practices, disregard for workers’ rights in the name of company profits, as well as the wastefulness of Black Friday,” the group said, the outlet reported. (RELATED: Bill Taking Aim At Amazon Warehouse Production Quotas Passes California Senate) Activist groups in the U.S. and around the world have organized protests Friday against...
    DENVER (CBS4) – DENVER — Travel through Denver International Airport is expected to break records since the start of the pandemic with an estimated 2 million travelers passing through during Thanksgiving week. United Airlines, Denver’s largest commercial airline provider, says it set a daily record for 2021 on Nov. 19 and is expecting more than 45,000 passengers on their airline alone in Denver. “We want to welcome them to the friendly skies again,” said Matt Miller, VP of the Denver Hub for United. READ MORE: Lingering Warm Temperatures Might Surprise Colorado High Country Tourists A look at TSA lines at Denver International Airport on June 23, 2021. (credit: CBS) Miller said he expected those numbers to be beaten in the coming week. “This holiday season is expected to be the busiest we’ve had,” Miller said. Many airlines have had issues during recent months fulfilling original bookings. Flights on airlines have been cancelled, and other direct flights have been replaced with flights requiring a layover elsewhere. Miller said United has been able to stay with their scheduled flights with nearly all...
    HUNTS POINT, Bronx (WABC) -- The busiest day of the year is underway at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx and the Thanksgiving rush is officially underway.Trucks lined up Tuesday to get into the market to gear up for the tremendous amount of buying, selling, loading, unloading and shipping.More than 30 million pounds of produce were expected to be moved on Tuesday. The food will be distributed throughout the Metropolitan region.The market has all of your Thanksgiving favorites like sweet potatoes, cranberries, apples, and more. The wholesalers have everything needed for Thanksgiving, minus the turkey.It all comes as stores race to keep shelves stocked during a season where supply has been fluctuating for weeks.It's something that all food distributors like Ira Nathel are dealing with."When we would pay $5,000 for a truck it was 4.50 freight to go from Cali to here, now we pay $12,000 for a truck, you get 910 boxes on a load, so we're paying $12-13 in freight," Nathel said.That's for romaine lettuce. He said sweet potatoes are running $2-4 higher than last year...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- According to AAA, almost 4.5 million Southern Californians are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.Gas prices across California are skyrocketing, with the average price of a gallon of regular gas in L.A. at $4.70: within a tenth of a cent of the record high.This isn't good news for anyone planning to hit the road this week, but if you're heading out, experts say the best thing to do is to prepare.Here's what you need to know: It's common in California to see a difference between gas stations of as much as a dollar, so make sure you keep your eye on those prices and do your research ahead of time. Drivers can expect Wednesday to be the busiest travel day in terms of traffic, so you should try to leave Monday or Tuesday, if possible. All outbound traffic will be busy, but the southbound 5 Freeway will likely be worse between Colorado St. to Florence Ave. The worst time for traffic on that day before Thanksgiving is between 3:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Planning your...
    A central Pennsylvania fort is the busiest National Guard training center in the United States, according to an official release by the military. Fort Indiantown Gap, which covers over 17,000 acres in northern Lebanon and Dauphin counties, is the nation’s top training center for the second year in a row and fifth time in the last seven years, based on the release. FTIG hosted 113,075 personnel for a total of 727,878 “man-days” of training, over the last fiscal year, the report stated. Man-days are a computation of the number of personnel multiplied by the number of days they trained on post. “In addition to the numerous ranges and state-of-the-art training facilities we offer, our customer service is second to none,” Col. Lane Marshall, Fort Indiantown Gap’s garrison commander, stated in the release. “And that is a direct result of the men and women that make up our team. Each one works tirelessly to ensure that our customers have the resources and support they need to meet their training objectives.” FITG recently upgraded its World War II era facilities and...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For Minnesota students, there’ll be no getting up early on Thursday. MEA break is underway in Minnesota, and it’s marking one of the busiest travel weekends of the fall. Thursday is expected to be the busiest day so far this year at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. READ MORE: A Ride-Along With Minneapolis Police Shows How Staffing Shortages Have Officers Stretched Thin“We are going to Waco, Texas,” said Angie Satre of Maple Grove. WCCO-TV’s cameras captured a lot of tiny suitcases and small sneakers rolling through the airport on Wednesday. “They’re on fall break; perfect timing to go,” Chad Satre said. Roughly 35,000 people are expected to go through TSA on Thursday. That’s not quite 2019 MEA travel levels, but double 2020 levels. “Tomorrow morning during the first bank of fights you can expect it to be very busy,” said Jeff Lea with the Metropolitan Airports Commission. READ MORE: 'Absolutely Gorgeous': 100-Year-Old Fire Tower Offers Tree-Top Views In Northern MinnesotaAAA says half the Minnesotans planning to travel by the end of the year plan to...
    Hong Kong/Beijing (CNN Business)One coronavirus case was all it took to shut down a critical part of the world's third busiest container port.Now, the Meishan terminal at the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in eastern China is back up and running, according to the state-owned company that manages the port. Operations resumed at midnight, ending a two-week long suspension, Jiang Yipeng, deputy general manager of the Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Group, said at a press conference on Wednesday.The terminal in Ningbo, which is south of Shanghai, had been shut since August 11 after a dock worker tested positive for Covid-19. That led officials to swiftly suspend container pickup service, citing a "system disruption."Peter Sand, chief shipping analyst at shipowner association BIMCO in Denmark, said that it could take up to 60 days for operations at the port to return to normal as workers and maritime pilots return from quarantine. That means retailers around the world will face continued disruption as they race to stock up ahead of the vital holiday shopping season. The shipping crisis is getting worse. Heres what that means for holiday...
    ADDING a baby into the mix? It’s been no problem for the hardest working girls in pop.  Perrie Edwards has just announced the birth of her first baby with Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.  5Proud parents Perrie Edwards and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain before their baby was bornCredit: Social Media - Refer to Source 5The Little Mix star shared snaps of her baby onlineCredit: instagram Bandmate Leigh-Anne is not far behind with Watford partner Andre Grey - telling her Instagram followers: “It’s nearly time.” But since announcing their pregnancies four months ago, the group have been on a non-stop train of shoots, videos, singles and hard graft.  And it doesn’t look like they are about to stop anytime soon either.  Here, we tell the inside track on how Little Mix are fast becoming the busiest mamas in pop - entirely on their own terms.  Secret love Both girls kept their pregnancies secret by wearing baggy outfits until they were ready to share the news and their bumps.  At the end of April, the girls were spotted wearing matching loose-fitting clothes for an appearance...
    STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say the first few days of this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally have been among the busiest they’ve seen. Some 700,000 people were expected to celebrate their enthusiasm for motorcycles at the 10-day event that kicked off Friday in the western South Dakota city. “There are more people here than in the 31 years I’ve been doing this,” Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin told the Rapid City Journal on Saturday. Law enforcement in Sturgis and Meade County are reporting their calls for service during the first few days are up dramatically compared to previous years. Sturgis Police Chief Geody VanDewater said officers have issued 207 violations for open containers of alcohol since Friday. The city allows open containers of beer and wine, but not liquor, during the rally in certain downtown areas, but drinkers must purchase a special cup to do so. “You can’t use cans or red cups. You must use the official souvenir cup purchased from the city and have a wrist band,” VanDewater said. The...
    HOLIDAYMAKERS faced travel chaos today after being forced to queue for hours at Heathrow Airport. Passengers returning from amber list countries were left frustrated after many missed their pre-booked taxi or coaches due to the delays on the airport's busiest day of the year. 5Some travellers said they had to wait three hours to get through passport controlCredit: w8media 5Passengers said the e-gates broke downCredit: w8media Travellers also said they had to wait for up to three hours after the e-gates broke down, slowing down the process even more. Additionally, there are no London Underground trains from Heathrow terminals over the weekend due to engineering works which meant a number of passengers had to take a replacement bus service to Hammersmith. Ryan Marshall, 30, who lives in France and is visiting the UK for a wedding told the Daily Mail it took him three hours to go through passport control. Another passenger, Mr Marshall, told the outlet those at the back of the passport control had to wait ''hours and hours'' as there was only one person at the...
    Traders work during the IPO for Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Global Inc on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) floor in New York City, U.S., June 30, 2021.Brendan McDermid | Reuters From Krispy Kreme to China's Didi Chuxing, the busiest week for U.S. IPOs in 17 years produced a windfall for Wall Street's top investment banks. A cybersecurity company, drug developers and a Turkish e-commerce platform were all in on the action. At least 14 companies raised $100 million or more in offerings on the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange, the most active stretch for debuts since 2004. In total, underwriters generated close to $400 million in fees for assisting with the IPOs. They're sitting on an additional $259 million in paper gains as of Friday's close, assuming they exercise their options to purchase all of their allotted shares at the IPO discount. The pace of offerings underscores the demand for growth and shows that IPOs remain the preferred route to the market despite the rise of direct listings, which have no underwriters and come with much lower advisory...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More than 92,000 travelers passed through Los Angeles Airport on Friday, marking the facility's busiest day of the last year, officials said."More people means getting here early, planning for parking and considering alternatives to driving," LAX said Saturday on Twitter. "Let's all remember what summer travel is like and plan accordingly!"Even before Friday's figures were released, experts predicted that travel this long holiday weekend would be busy -- and not only by pandemic standards. Experts expect it will rival the busiest Independence Day weekend of the pre-coronavirus era.Air travel at some vacation hot spots was already exceeding pre-pandemic levels, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday. Officials launched a campaign to hire 6,000 workers, and the agency said it will continue staffing up through Labor Day.July 4 travel kicked off with one of the busiest days at airports in 16 months.The TSA reported screening 2,147,090 passengers on Thursday. That number fell just short of the record-setting 2.17 million screened last Sunday. TSA said it expects that record "to be outpaced over the holiday weekend."Packed planesPlanes are nearly...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — Friday, June 11 marked the busiest day for passengers departing from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport since the start of the pandemic. The Transportation Security Administration screened 26,711 passengers at BWI. Then on Sunday, June 13, TSA officers screened 25,802 passengers. A total of 73,002 passengers were screened over the weekend.
    Fox Sports Jamie Little poses for Fox Sports photo. Covering a race weekend in NASCAR takes a massive team. There are the crew members, the analysts in the booth and the studio, and the pit reporters among others. One person integral to these efforts is Jamie Little, a Fox Sports reporter and one of the busiest people in motorsports. Little, who has covered a wide variety of motorsports during her broadcast career, is a familiar face to NASCAR fans. She works as a pit reporter during the first half of the Xfinity and Cup Series schedules, as well as the entire year of Truck Series races. Little also made history in 2021 by becoming the first woman to handle play-by-play for a national series as the ARCA Menards announcer for Fox Sports. Taking on the extra responsibilities with ARCA increased the amount of time that Little spent preparing each week, especially with Fox Sports making some personnel changes. Now she and coworker Regan Smith are the primary pit reporters each week for all three national series. “I’ve had...
    (CNN)Supreme Court justices have known for months whether the Affordable Care Act will be struck down. They've decided whether a Catholic social service agency may refuse to screen same-sex couples as foster parents. And they've resolved whether a school wrongly disciplined a cheerleader who posted a profane Snapchat rant when she failed to make varsity. But they won't tell the public just yet. That's because unlike in Congress, where a vote among members is the end of the matter, a vote at the court is just the beginning. Right now, in the last month of the annual court session, as the litigants, their lawyers and other court observers find themselves in an anxious waiting game, the nine justices are in furious writing mode.RELATED: Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Court's final month Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Courts final monthThis is when things get especially interesting and tense, but also remain secret. The court announces specific decision days each week, as it has for next Monday, at 10 a.m. ET. But it never...
    BANK Holiday Brits face travel chaos as 15 million drivers are set to hit the road in the busiest getaway in five years. Rail delays are set to cause headaches for anyone hoping to zip off for a break - with London Euston shut all weekend cutting off the North. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4 Londoners hoping to get to the coast may struggle by rail, with Victoria station not running Southern services. Trains bringing people into the capital from Essex will be hit by disruption between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street. And daytrippers from Luton heading to London may also find their plans scuppered, with trains to London St Pancras International in disarray. The RAC has predicted 14.8m trips will be made to visit friends and family, now that rules on travel have been relaxed and garden lunches are allowed. Households can also now stay at Airbnbs and other self-catered spots for staycations, and cross-border travel between England, Wales and Scotland has opened up. Families can also meet up in beer gardens and restaurant terraces...
    The empty parking of the closed Terminal 2A is seen at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Friday, April 2, 2021. Reuters France's Charles de Gaulle airport — one of the world's busiest transport hubs — was eerily quiet Friday as nationwide lockdowns snapped into place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A Reuters photo shows the shuttered Terminal 2A at the Paris airport completely empty. The airport has already seen 75 to 80 percent fewer passengers compared to a usual Easter travel season, Reuters reported. On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced the country would go into lockdown for four weeks to combat the pandemic. Cases across the country have been rising. Loading Something is loading.
    My face shield helped me feel a bit safer in the airport. Sara Shah for Insider A year into the pandemic, I boarded a flight to NYC from DFW, the busiest airport in Texas.  Texas just lifted its mask mandate, and the airport was packed with little social distancing. This was one of the wildest and busiest experiences I've had at an airport in a long time. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, I boarded a flight to New York City from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), the busiest airport in Texas.  My flight was just days after the statewide mask mandate was lifted in most of Texas, despite health experts emphasizing how important face coverings are in preventing the spread. Still, the state encourages mask wearing and US airports require people to wear face coverings.  Read on to see how my trip went.  I arrived at the packed DFW airport at 7 a.m. The airport was packed as soon as I stepped in. Sara Shah for Insider My flight was...
    In this image published by the Suez Canal Authority, a ship navigates before a huge freighter named Ever Green, stranded on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, after being traversed in the Suez Canal, Egypt, and blocking a crucial sea passage for the global freight traffic. Suez Canal Authority via AP Ever Given, one of the largest cargo ships in the Suez Canal, has run aground. The ship has caused a massive logjam in one of the world's most important trade routes. The internet was quick to give the bottleneck the meme treatment. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Days after the Suez Canal, one of the most important shipping routes in the world, was blocked by a massive container ship, the Eiffel tower-length ship received the meme treatment. Ever Given, a nearly 200-foot-wide, 1,300-foot-long cargo ship sailing under a Panamanian flag, caused a transcontinental logjam in the Egyptian waterway, which directly connects Europe to Asia. On Tuesday and Wednesday, salvage efforts from smaller tugboats and excavators along the Suez Canal's banks were unsuccessful and authorities said that those...
    Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas, the busiest region of the U.S.-Mexico border, have encountered more than 10,000 migrants illegally crossing the border this week alone. Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings of the Rio Grande Valley sector announced Friday evening that federal law enforcement agents in the region apprehended 2,000 people on Thursday, making it one of the highest numbers in history. In the first 18 days of March, more than 34,000 people have been stopped while attempting to enter the country illegally. The figures do not include the number of families, unaccompanied children, and adults who have been encountered by Border Patrol agents working across the eight other regions that span Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. RGV agents remained busy on Thursday, apprehending over 2000 illegal aliens. Thursday's encounters pushed RGV's weekly total over 10K apprehensions! March monthly totals are now over 34K for #RGV Sector alone.#crossingyourborders pic.twitter.com/nga2wgBI6A— Chief Patrol Agent Brian Hastings (@USBPChiefRGV) March 19, 2021 "No end in sight as large groups continue entering in the #RGV," Hastings wrote in an earlier post to Twitter....
    SHE is a fame-shy actress who's dominating prime-time. But Sophie Rundle, 32, has clocked up 20 hours in a leading role in the last two years - making her the busiest female actress on British television. 6Sophie Rundle is Britain's busiest actressCredit: Getty - Contributor Telly viewers will recognise the 32-year-old from Peaky Blinders, Gentleman Jack and The Nest. In fact she's made more more prime-time terrestrial TV appearances than anyone else in the last two years. But despite her hugely successful career, Sophie prefers staying out of the spotlight. She said last year: "I've never felt glamorous in my life. I'm very confident on set, but red carpets and designer clothes make me feel very exposed. 6She plays Ada in Peaky BlindersCredit: � Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd. 2019 6And worked with Suranne Jones in Gentleman JackCredit: BBC 6She took a leading role in the BBC period dramaCredit: BBC "I didn't get into acting because I thought I was impossibly good- looking, I was just a kid who loved telling stories. "Some actors lead these rock-star-style lives. I like gardening...
    VIDEO1:5701:57Victoria Fernandez warns there may be pullback in US equitiesClosing Bell U.S. stock index futures were modestly higher in overnight trading on Sunday, as Wall Street prepares for the busiest week of earnings, which will include reports from some of the largest tech companies. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 39 points, indicating a 56-point jump at the open. S&P 500 futures advanced 0.12%, while Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.17%. Stocks finished mixed on Friday — the S&P 500 and Dow finished in the red while the Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high — although all three posted a gain for the week. The Dow registered its fifth positive week in six while the S&P posted its third positive week in four. The Nasdaq advanced 4.19% last week for its best week since November and fifth positive week in six as shares of Big Tech names pushed the index to a new all-time high. The move higher came as President Joe Biden tries to push through a $1.9 trillion stimulus program that many congressional Republicans...
    Fact check: Pelosis conference room laptop was not taken by special forces during Capitol riot Dismembering the mafia, one child at a time We go to the scorecards: The top 10 busiest UFC judges of 2020 When the final horn sounds and the fight is about to go to the scorecards, everyone has an opinion on who won. Only three voices truly matter, though: those of the three cageside judges. © Provided by MMAJunkie In 2020, the UFC hosted 41 events in 10 locations, which included 11 pay-per-view events. There were 220 decisions overall. Of those, 185 were unanimous and 35 were split. Across those decisions, 11 individual judges ruled on 25 or more of these decisions, according to MMA scoring database MMA Decisions‘ year-end tally. Sal D’Amato and Derek Cleary came in first and second place respectively, a flip-flop from 2019’s top two. Their 29 UFC events judged each broke the previous year-end record of 20. Judges who were not in the top 10 in 2019, but joined the list in 2020 were Dave Hagen, Junichiro...
    Covid variant found in Florida; more cases identified in California New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress & Anxiety Away Ad Microsoft This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021 Ad Microsoft New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/21 SLIDES © Columbia Pictures The busiest actors of 2020 Acting may seem like a glamorous profession, but at the end of the day, it is as much a job as scrubbing toilets. Okay, so most toilet scrubbers don't have a honey wagon and lack the luxury of craft services, but actors still have to show up at set at ungodly hours, learn their lines and deliver to the...
    RICHARDSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Christmas is the busiest day of the year for many Chinese restaurants in North Texas, and the crowds are a welcome sight after a tough year. “We actually had to order a day ahead of time to get the food because they get so busy,” said Mike Weinberg, a customer at Jeng Chi in Richardson. “It’s crazy.” Jeng Chi’s dining room was filled on Christmas evening, at half capacity per state orders regarding COVID-19. “Christmas Day is the busiest day of the year for us, second only to Mother’s Day,” said Janelle Teng, one of the restaurant’s owners. “So we feed a lot of families. Our dine-in is of course down a little bit this year, but our to-go’s are certainly making up for it.” The restaurant did 250 to-go orders on Christmas Eve, and they expect to do just as many or more on Christmas Day. “We are very, very fortunate,” Teng said. “I think that we are luckier than most.” According to the Texas Restaurant Association, more than 10,000 restaurants across the state have...
    LOS ANGELES -- We first visited Sarah Meade, owner of Here and Now, back in March at the start of the initial stay at home order. After having to quickly pivot her business to a takeout model, she was uncertain of the business' future.Now, 9 months later, thanks to some government assistance, outdoor dining, and some creativity, Here and Now is still open for business. December is usually the busiest month of the year for Meade and her staff, but with the second stay at home order now in effect, she once again is having to pivot her business."That's our busiest month, we do a Christmas pop-up. It's very popular, we go all out," Meade told ABC7. "We were all excited about it. Getting ready, and obviously here we are now back under lockdown trying to salvage what we can of December."As part of that effort Here and Now is offering a special holiday food menu to-go, and several to-go drink kits including their specialty egg nog, and an Apres-Ski-tini Kit. Special holiday mugs can be added to all the...
    Americans are still traveling for the holidays. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued warnings against traveling over the holiday. While the overall number of travelers is still down, the TSA still reported a massive spike in the number of people passing through airports. Thanksgiving is often one of the busiest holidays for travel. This year, however, the CDC issued a warning against traveling to visit family and friends for the holiday due to a spike in coronavirus infections. The government agency warned Americans against visiting anyone for the holiday that they don’t already live with. BRITISH AIRWAYS SELLING LUXURY TRAVEL ITEMS AMID UK CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS Since last Friday, however, the TSA has screened nearly five million people at the nation’s airports, Skift reports. In fact, this time period has reportedly been the busiest that airports have seen since the pandemic began. During this time period, the TSA reported that there were multiple days during which over a million travelers were screened. Before this, there was only one day since March that...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A 15-hour ban of alcohol sales for on-site consumption at bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania left many storefronts dark or empty on what is normally one of the busiest drinking nights. The state’s order lasts from 5 p.m. Wednesday to 8 a.m. Thursday. RELATED STORY: Bar Owners Say Thanksgiving Eve’s Early Last Call Will Hurt Business East Carson Street on the South Side, which is home to dozens of bars, was quiet. “Things are different this year,” said Cara DelSignore, owner of South Side restaurant Stagioni. “It’s definitely unusual.” DelSignore says multiple customers canceled reservations for Wednesday after Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced the order earlier in the week. Stagioni opens at 5 p.m., the same time the order took effect Wednesday. “There was no period of being able to serve at all,” DelSignore said. “So we just went with the attitude of, let’s hope that people want to continue to order carry out.” East Carston Street wasn’t the only quiet place in town Wednesday. Bars and restaurants closed early in downtown...
    WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — The night before Thanksgiving is typically a big one for restaurants. In fact, the next three weeks are usually the most profitable of the year. This year, that won’t be the case for restaurants in L.A. County. Restaurants and bars are required to shut down for in-person dining for at least three weeks starting Wednesday at 10 p.m., per a new county health order. Health chief Dr. Barbara Ferrer said that an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases is prompting the shutdown, but business owners — like David Cooley, who owns The Abbey in West Hollywood — said that they may not survive this time. “Right now the closure is for three weeks, but we know that will extend through New Years and it’ll probably put me out of business,” Cooley said. The ban on outdoor dining with affect thousands of restaurants in L.A. County. Business owners and city leaders from West Hollywood and Culver City gathered at The Abbey on Wednesday to fight the restrictions. “There were claims that this was based of  data and science but...
    Tropical Storm Eta unearths 19th century shipwreck on northeast Florida coast Fabiola Santiago: Gov. DeSantis mishandled COVID — and were back to widespread transmission in Florida Airline stocks see broad gains after the busiest travel weekend in 8 months Shares of air carriers were broadly higher Monday, following the busiest travel weekend in eight months and more good news on a potential COVID-19 vaccine. © AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Global Jets exchange-traded fund rallied 1.5% in morning trading toward the highest close in five months, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average climbed 0.7% with all six of its air-carrier components gaining ground. Load Error Among the most active in the sector, shares of American Airlines Group Inc. rose 4.1%, United Airlines Holding Inc. advanced 2.7% and Delta Air Lines Inc. hiked up 3.0%. Data provided from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) showed that 3,052,139 people went through TSA checkpoints over the three days through Sunday, despite calls from top health officials refrain from traveling for Thanksgiving as COVID-19 cases surge. That’s the most people to travel...
    (CNN)From surging case numbers to record hospitalizations, the US is grappling with what experts long warned could be the biggest spike in the Covid-19 pandemic -- and it still has to get through the Thanksgiving holiday. Historically, the week of Thanksgiving is one of the busiest for travel. But with the US reporting its 20th day in a row of more than 100,000 new cases Sunday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against traveling for the holiday this year to decrease risk of spreading infections. As new cases spike, hospitalization rates have followed. At least 83,870 Covid-19 patients were hospitalized Sunday -- the 13th straight day the US has broken its hospitalization record, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Heres why health experts say gathering in groups over the holidays is a bad idea during the pandemicStill, more than a million people passed through airports on Friday alone, according to the Transportation Security Administration. While people board airplanes and load cars to visit family, the US has reported a million infections in under a week. Since the...
    Stores Re-impose Purchase Limits on Toilet Paper, Soap as U.S. Hits 181,100 Daily COVID Cases Trump had a very bad Friday in court with his election cases. Theyre headed for more action next week These 10 Toys Will Keep Kids Busiest the Longest © BusyBusyBoard, Tiny Land, Melissa & Doug. © Provided by SheKnows There are so many reasons to give our kids open-ended toys and engaging activities that will keep them busy. Some of them are very altruistic reasons: We want them to learn, and we don’t want to harm the environment by buying cheap toys they ignore after five minutes. But also, we have selfish reasons: A good, open-ended toy means our children can be occupied by themselves (or at least with minimal input from us) for hours. More from SheKnowsBlack-Owned Toy Companies to Shop This Holiday Season & Always This has been a secret to parenting since we lived in caves: Children are happier and easier when their imaginations are churning. Nowadays, we need toys to keep our kids busy when we travel with them, take...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A vaccine for COVID-19 will not be available to the public anytime soon, and worries about the pandemic this winter are a major concern as we approach one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reported Tuesday evening on how people are changing their plans because of COVID. Matt and Lynn Dragatsis, living in Colorado today, are planning to return to their native Joliet area to be with family for Thanksgiving. They said they will be taking precautions. “So you know, I think we’re all pretty aware of what the social distancing rules are. So we’ll be wearing masks, will be distance,” Dragatsis said. One other precaution: Matt and Lynn are driving. Before they pandemic, they’d fly here. “We feel if we can do it without risk, of course, not getting on an airplane with 167 other people, you know, things like that,” Matt Dragatsis said. “We felt that we can do it, we can do it safely.” “We definitely know this is going to be very different for holiday travel,” added...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — This could be the largest election turnout in U.S. history. CBS News is reporting over 101 million ballots have been cast so far. Evidence of that big turnout is at the United Center, with long lines of voters stretching out the doors and around the stadium. CBS 2’s Meredith Barack reports the UC is the busiest polling place in the city of Chicago. Typically when you see a long line outside the United Center, it’s for a Bulls or Blackhawks game. As of 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, the United Center had two times more ballots cast than any other site in the city. It has only been open to voters since 6:00 Tuesday morning. The city overall, currently on track to reach more than 70% voter turnout. It’s been a while since the United Center has been packed with this many people. March 11 to be exact, when the Chicago Blackhawks hosted the San Jose Sharks. Almost 5 p.m. and people are still lining up outside the @UnitedCenter to vote. Curious about the last time there was any sort of...
    London's Heathrow is no longer Europe's busiest airport. Heathrow has handed over its long-held crown to Paris during the pandemic, blaming government inaction for its passenger numbers plunging even more than rivals. 2Paris Charles de Gaulle (pictured) has overtaken Heathrow as Europe's busiest airport Credit: AFP - Getty Heathrow said Paris Charles de Gaulle had overtaken it as Europe's busiest airport, dealing a blow to Britain's global trade ambitions as the country's current relationship with the European Union is due to end in two-months time. The airport criticised the UK government for being slow to introduce an airport testing regime to replace 14-day quarantine rules, and said the delays were causing additional harm to the economy. Heathrow also cut its outlook for next year's passenger numbers saying it now expected 37 million passengers, 41 per cent lower than a June forecast, as tightening coronavirus restrictions crush hopes for a recovery in travel demand. CEO John Holland-Kaye said Heathrow's slide down the rankings -- Amsterdam and Frankfurt could also overtake it based on passenger numbers -- should spur the government into...
    Travelers are returning to the skies. Last weekend was the busiest in the US for air travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Transportation Security Administration. More than one million people passed through TSA airport checkpoints on Sunday, Oct. 18 — the most since March 17, the agency said. The high-travel weekend brought the total number of air travelers during the week of Oct. 12 to Oct. 18 to 6.1 million — another pandemic-era peak, according to the numbers published on Monday. “Although passenger volumes remain well below pre-pandemic levels, the one million single-day passenger volume is a noteworthy development that follows significant TSA checkpoint modifications in response to the COVID-19 outbreak,” TSA rep Lisa Farbstein told USA Today, referring to safety precautions implemented this summer. Passengers in line for a TSA checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images Ad Up Next Close Fall 2020 luxury launches: Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Moncler and more Sleeping beauty  Nearly 20 years after founding their beloved beauty... 2 View...
    Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout early voting, which runs from Oct. 13 through Oct. 30. There are 48 early voting sites in Bexar County but with a record number of Bexar County residents — 1,181,000 — registered to vote this year, you may want to be strategic about where you go to cast your ballot. Voters can choose any of the voting sites, both during early voting and on Election Day. To accommodate for better social distancing and a higher voter turnout, the county has set up four large polling sites at the AT&T Center, Palo Alto College, St. Paul Community Center and Alzafar Shrine Auditorium. For a list of other early voting locations and hours, click here. Here are some other voting resources you may want to check out: Everything you need to know about voting in the 2020 November General Election Here’s how, where to vote early in Bexar County Who is on the November 2020 election ballot for Bexar County 6 tips for avoiding long lines at Bexar County early voting polling places...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story will be updated throughout early voting, which runs from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. See more voting resources here. Bexar County did not shatter a record, but polling places were met with lines of voters eager to cast a ballot on the first day of early voting. A total of 33,111 residents turned out to vote at Bexar County’s 48 polling sites — six of those locations bringing in more than 1,000 voters each — on Tuesday, according to the elections department. That’s compared to 34,020 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2018 and 35,431 ballots cast on the first day of early voting in 2016. Mail-in ballots, which are expected to increase significantly this election year due to the pandemic, are not included in Tuesday’s figure and are still being counted. Key races to watch in 2020 election in Bexar County Here’s how, where to vote early in Bexar County A record number of Bexar County residents — 1,181,000 — are registered to vote for this...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) — This Labor Day weekend is visitors’ last chance to see Kennywood this summer. If you plan on going, you must wear a mask and you should make a reservation ahead of time. The park expects this weekend will be a busy one. “Saturday and Sunday are shaping up like they’re going to be the busiest days here at Kennywood,” said Kennywood spokesperson Nick Paradise. “So if somebody’s thinking about coming out, if you can, I would look right now Monday looks like to be the best day to have the least wait.” Kennywood has a full list of events this weekend. Today is Italian Day. Tomorrow is Oldies Day with a discount for seniors. The last day to visit is Labor Day.
    VIDEO6:5406:54The busiest week of earnings season is upon us. Here's what to watchTrading Nation The busiest week of earnings season is here. Roughly a third of the S&P 500 and 12 Dow components are scheduled to report earnings this week. From Big Tech to Big Oil, a host of familiar names are on deck to release their quarterly results, including but not limited to: Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Craig Johnson, senior technical research analyst at Piper Sandler, said he'll be watching the "Triple A stocks": Apple, Amazon and Alphabet. "They represent about 12.9% of the entire market capitalization of the S&P 500, and roughly, they've got a market capitalization, combined, of about $4 trillion," he told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. All three companies report on Thursday, and they all have strong technical setups heading into the results, Johnson said. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards "Apple has been a very strong performer this year. It's broken out. We think there's about a 5.5% implied option move here coming into the earnings print, and from our perspective, the trend still...
    Tom Hanks sells hot dogs during As games. Which other celeb voices should be used on MLB broadcasts? How to Successfully Do Your Own Highlights at Home Big Tech’s big test arrives in the busiest week of earnings season EARNINGS WATCH © MarketWatch photo illustration/Getty Images, iStockphoto Even though Big Tech’s day in the antitrust spotlight is delayed, the coming week will be a big test for the biggest names on Wall Street. Load Error Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)(GOOG) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Facebook Inc. (FB) will all report calendar second-quarter earnings within 24 hours of one another on Wednesday and Thursday. That is only part of the busiest week of this earnings season, as another 180 companies in the S&P 500 index (SPX) are also scheduled to reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their finances. Read: House official confirms Big Tech hearing for July 27 has been postponed The four Big Tech names combine for more than $5 trillion in market value, as investors have dumped money into their stocks in search...
    CHICAGO, ILL. - With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel. "Whatever the new normal (...) it's going to be more and more around self-service," Sean Donohue, chief executive of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport (DFW), told Reuters in an interview. The airport is working with American Airlines - whose home base is DFW - to roll out a self-check-in for luggage, and all of its restrooms will be entirely touchless by the end of July with technology developed by Infax Inc. They will have hands-free sinks, soap, flushing toilets, and paper towel dispensers, which will be equipped with sensors to alert workers when supplies are low. "One of the biggest complaints airports receive are restrooms," Donohue said. Dallas is piloting three technology options for luggage check-ins: Amadeus's ICM, SITA, and Materna IPS. DFW has become the world's busiest airport, according to figures from travel analytics firm Cirium, thanks in part to a strategy by large global carrier American to concentrate much...
    By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel. "Whatever the new normal (...) it's going to be more and more around self-service," Sean Donohue, chief executive of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport (DFW), told Reuters in an interview. The airport is working with American Airlines - whose home base is DFW - to roll out a self-check-in for luggage, and all of its restrooms will be entirely touchless by the end of July with technology developed by Infax Inc. They will have hands-free sinks, soap, flushing toilets, and paper towel dispensers, which will be equipped with sensors to alert workers when supplies are low. "One of the biggest complaints airports receive are restrooms," Donohue said. Dallas is piloting three technology options for luggage check-ins: Amadeus's ICM, SITA, and Materna IPS. DFW has become the world's busiest airport, according to figures from travel analytics firm Cirium, thanks in part to a strategy by large global carrier American...
    Washington, DC (CNN Business)As Covid-19 continues to grip the planet in a pandemic, some workers must still ride mass transit for their commutes. To make sure passengers stay as spread out as possible, the country's busiest commuter railroad is using a mixture of weight and infrared sensors to track where passengers are sitting, and direct new riders to empty cars. The Long Island Rail Road's latest iteration of its Train Time app added a feature Wednesday to tell passengers how crowded each arriving train car is.Passengers are shown in the app roughly what percentage of seats are taken on each car. The idea is to let people know which train has the least crowding, so they can board accordingly.Health experts have cautioned that due to the Covid-19 pandemic people should limit close contact with others by maintaining a distance of at least six feet. But that's often difficult or impossible on buses and trains. At least 135 transit workers have died from Covid-19 nationwide.Passengers can now see how crowded Long Island Rail Road trains are.The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which operates...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Perhaps nowhere is the world’s lack of flights due to the coronavirus pandemic more clearly felt than at Dubai International Airport, for years the world’s busiest for international travel. Its Terminal 3, which sees tens of millions pass through it each year, stood empty and quiet on Wednesday, the once-full departure board showing only seven flights for the sheikhdom’s long-haul carrier Emirates. Its cavernous walkways, typically chilled to near-Arctic levels - even with being on the Arabian Peninsula - felt warm and humid in parts as air conditioners worked at a slower pace. No water rushed down its fountains and some stores and restaurants stood closed. TOP STORIES Defund police movement divides Democrats, disrupts Biden VP derby Trump orders U.S. to develop polar ice-breaking fleet for Arctic, Antarctic Many fear that Vietnam could be the next target of a hostile takeover by China It is tough times for Dubai, which through Emirates succeeded in building a major tourist and shopping destination in this one-time pearl-diving village. Emirates has been laying off...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Perhaps nowhere is the world’s lack of flights due to the coronavirus pandemic more clearly felt than at Dubai International Airport, for years the world’s busiest for international travel. Its Terminal 3, which sees tens of millions pass through it each year, stood empty and quiet on Wednesday, the once-full departure board showing only seven flights for the sheikhdom’s long-haul carrier Emirates. Its cavernous walkways, typically chilled to near-Arctic levels — even with being on the Arabian Peninsula — felt warm and humid in parts as air conditioners worked at a slower pace. No water rushed down its fountains and some stores and restaurants stood closed. It is tough times for Dubai, which through Emirates succeeded in building a major tourist and shopping destination in this one-time pearl-diving village. Emirates has been laying off staff, including in large groups this week. The carrier did not offer figures for how the layoffs affected its staffing. “Given the significant impact that the pandemic has had on our business, we simply cannot sustain excess...
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