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    A 16-year-old cancer survivor used his Make-A-Wish to donate electronics to the hospital where he received treatment to benefit children undergoing their own treatments. “I was thinking of a bunch of wishes and one came up in my head – why not just give back? And that’s what I did,” said high school junior Mason Rockmore of Westfield, New Jersey, per News 12.  The cancer survivor used his Make-A-Wish “to help enrich the lives of his fellow pediatric patients who spend days, weeks and sometimes months at the hospital,” Make-A-Wish New Jersey wrote in a Facebook post.  “I got a bunch of electronics so the kids on the inpatient floor would not be super bored,” he told News 12.  Posted by Make-A-Wish New Jersey on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 On Tuesday, Make-A-Wish provided the pediatric oncology unit with electronics “including several tablets, Amazon Fire Sticks, Apple TV, an XBox, PS5, and two Nintendo Switches, along with TV and gaming subscriptions like Disney Plus, Netflix and game passes,” according to TAPinto Westfield. Rockmore, who has been cancer-free for a little more than...
    10'000 Hours | DigitalVision | Getty Images Americans opened their hearts and wallets for another record-breaking Giving Tuesday. It's estimated that 35 million U.S. adults participated in 2021, with total gifts of $2.7 billion, a 9% increase from 2020. While most aren't shelling out for tax purposes, they may not know there's a special write-off for their generosity, even if they don't itemize deductions on their federal return. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress gave charities a boost in 2020 by offering Americans a tax incentive for cash gifts. Lawmakers extended the write-off for 2021. Single filers can claim a deduction for cash donations up to $300 and married couples filing together may get up to $600 in 2021. More from Invest in You:Holiday tipping guide 2021: Who to tip and how much to give9 money moves to make before becoming your own bossHere's what you can do now to set yourself up for financial success in 2022 "This is a unique opportunity to take advantage of a temporary tax benefit," said Juan Ros, certified financial planner at Forum...
    MANY Americans put countless numbers of hours into work before the time finally arrives to claim Social Security – but it might make sense to hold off a little longer before first eligible. As soon as you hit 62, you can start enjoying Social Security benefits. 1Waiting until 70 to claim Social Security makes sense for a few reasons However, for many, it might not be in the best interest to claim that early because you’ll see a significant reduction to your benefits compared to if you hold off a few more years. And there might be other reasons why you might want to consider waiting until 70 We explain them down below. You recently got a higher paying job Some of how much you earn in Social Security checks is weighed by your earnings history. If you haven’t earned a lot in your working history, and you just got a better-paying job - it would make sense to continue to build up your benefits. Most read in MoneyMORE MONEY Calls to extend child tax credits as December '$3,600 stimulus' to be sentMONEY BAGS...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- One of the Bay Area's favorite holiday parties that serves as a fundraiser to support at-risk kids is back in person! Holiday Heroes, held by the Wender-Weis Foundation for Children will be held at Oracle Park in San Francisco the evening of Dec. 7.The annual event that began in 2009 features celebrities, Bay Area sports heroes, amazing food, arts and crafts, and a plethora of fun activities for children and families.RELATED: Holiday Heroes brings children and athletes together for a great causeHoliday Heroes had to be held virtually last year due to the pandemic. This year, families are invited back to enjoy the modified outdoor event, under careful COVID protocols such as masking and vaccine proof.This year, Holiday Heroes will present its Inspiration Award to 49ers legend Patrick Willis and the first-ever female NFL coach, Dr. Jen Welter. Giants manager Gabe Kapler will attend the event. Dr. Welter and Wender-Weis president Amy Wender-Hoch appeared on ABC7 News Getting Answers with anchor Kristen Sze to share details of this year's party.RELATED: Things to do in the Bay...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Even in death, Jacqueline Avant continues to give back to the community. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 03: Jacquie Avant arrives at the premiere of the PBS SoCal Documentary “Hollywood’s Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story” at the Charlie Chaplin Theatre on February 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images) READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021The family of 81-year-old philanthropist issued a statement Friday asking that instead of sending flowers, donations be made to MLK Health and Wellness Development Corporation for the Jaqueline Avant Memorial Fund for the new MLK Children’s Center in Watts. To donate in Avant’s name, checks can be sent to P.O. Box 811473, Los Angeles, CA 90081 or by visiting mlk-cdc.org. Avant was killed Wednesday in a shooting at the home she shared with her husband, legendary music executive Clarence Avant. Police say a parolee who was taken into custody at the burglary of a Los Angeles home shortly after Avant’s killing is the prime suspect. READ MORE: 14 Killed In...
    WHEN it comes to mascara, it can be quite a challenge to find one that is right for you. The high street is packed with hundreds of them - some with thick brushes, some with thin wands and some with combinations of both. 3Kelly Rose Sarno has tested over 100 mascaras and is here to reveal the best and worstCredit: tiktok @kellyrosesarno Some are said to give serious volume, others are good for length and many are just for serving up a natural lash look.  But if you’re someone that isn’t convinced by the mascara in your makeup bag and want to try something new, you better listen up. One beauty fan has tried over 100 mascaras so you don’t have to and and is here with the worst and best.  Beauty fanatic Kelly Rose Sarno has a whopping 439k followers on TikTok and is well-respected for her honest makeup reviews. Kelly posted a video to TikTok sharing her reviews of the top 10 best and worst mascaras and you might want to listen up if you’re struggling to find...
    AMERICANS with no retirement savings and who plan to just claim Social Security in their golden years may be in for a nasty surprise. That's because Social Security isn't typically meant to replace your entire income when you retire. 1We explain how much you'll get in Social Security in retirement if you have no other incomeCredit: Getty In fact, the rule of thumb is that Social Security benefits replace around 40% of pre-retirement income. Nearly nine out of 10 people aged 65 and older were receiving a Social Security benefit as of December 31 last year. Of these, 12% of men and 15% of women rely on Social Security for 90% or more of their income. If you're currently planning to follow a similar path, we explain how much you can expect to get and ways to boost the payments. How much you'll get in Social Security If you're planning to retire on just Social Security and you're single, you may be forced to live on just $1,657 a month on average, or $19,884 a year. Most read in...
    IF you're expecting to mainly live on Social Security benefits in retirement, it's especially important to know how much you'll get. Social Security payments are based on your salary during your working career, at what age you claim and how long you've worked for. 1We explain how much you'll get in Social Security in retirement depending on your salaryCredit: Getty In 2022, the maximum monthly payment will be $4,194, while the average benefit will sit at a lower to $1,657. To help you know how much you can expect, we've calculated monthly benefits based on a number of circumstances. It's important to note that only the 35 years with the highest income count towards your Social Security benefit. It means it's important to work for at least 35 years if possible, or you'll have $0 factored into your benefits calculation for each year you're missing an income. You can start claiming as early as possible, but it's often better to wait until your full retirement age (FRA), which is when you can claim your benefit in full. If you were...
    Getty Cole Custer has partnered with Wow Wow Waffles for a special auction. Cole Custer is using his partnership with Wow Wow Classic Waffles to benefit an important organization and provide for those in need. He will work with the brand and Stewart-Haas Racing to take part in an online auction that will benefit Feeding America. Custer announced the upcoming auction with a video posted on Twitter. He explained that the goal is to end hunger and he teased some of the items that will be available to racing fans. “I am working with Wow Wow Classic Waffles and Feeding America to continue the fight to end hunger,” the NASCAR Cup Series driver said in his announcement video. “I’m excited to announce that we will be auctioning off some items that will make any race fan happy.” We’re doing our part to #EndHunger! @StewartHaasRcng, #WowWowWaffles and I are putting a few one-of a-kind items up for bid in our upcoming auction benefitting @FeedingAmerica! More information coming soon ????#FeedingAmerica #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/k1NGZGUCFG — Cole Custer (@ColeCuster) November 23, 2021 The...
    Mars enters Scorpio on December 5th and stays in this zodiac until January 4th. This zodiac sign of Mars is special to many zodiac signs. Find out what the zodiac signs are. Mangala zodiac transaction December 2021: Mars enters Scorpio on December 5th and stays in this zodiac until January 4th. The transition from Scorpio to Mars will be special for many zodiac signs. Especially 4 zodiac signs are likely to benefit from this Mars zodiac change. Their financial situation will improve. Problems related to money will soon disappear. More likely to get a promotion at work. Gemini: These astrologers will get the full benefit of their labor during this period. You will end up doing every thing with enthusiasm and enthusiasm. There is a chance of success in everything you do. Salary may. Have the opportunity to switch jobs. You will earn respect in the workplace. Success in competitive exams. Health will be good. Fate will be with you. Lion: Mars zodiac change will benefit these zodiac signs. Spend happy time with family. The investment pays off. Get promoted...
    MORE money is headed into the pockets of thousands of people who live in Chicago. In October, the Chicago City Council approved a multi-million dollar budget which includes $35million earmarked for 5,000 households in the Windy City. 1More money will be going into the pockets of some people in Chicago This makes it the largest basic-income pilot program in the US. Before the support was approved, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said: "This cash benefit plan for our residents, if approved, will be the largest in the history of the United States." How can you apply? The program will give 5,000 low-income Chicago households $500 a month for one year. To qualify, individuals must earn less than $35,000 per year. Participants will be chosen by random, meaning you can't apply yourself. Most read in moneyPRETTY PENNY Lincoln pennies from early 1900s sell for $1,175 eachSHOW ME THE MONEY IRS sends out more than 169million stimulus checksCASHING IN Families eligible for ‘surprise’ $8,000 payment after 'Thanksgiving' cash issuedFESTIVE PAYOUT See if you qualify for Christmas 'stimulus' cash of up to $1,100 in...
    BOOTS have revealed an incredible Black Friday deal as part of their Star Gifts. Shoppers will be able to save £41 on the limited edition set and it's not to be missed - and it's live from tomorrow. 1We can exclusively reveal this Boots Black Friday deal with BenefitCredit: Boots * We may earn revenue if you click the links below and buy the products but we never let this affect our recommendations. Remember to shop around on Black Friday to make sure you're getting the best price. Boots has revealed their latest Star Gift deal, the incredible Benefit Supercharged Beauty, and we can exclusively reveal the Black Friday deal before anyone else. Benefit Supercharged Beauty, £29.50 (Save 58%) - buy here This exclusive deal, is available at boots.com from November 24 and will save shoppers £41.39. Priced at £29.50 it's worth £70.87, and is available exclusively from boots.com. Sounds good right? Well it's about to get better. Inside the incredible kit is five of Benefit's best selling products, including They're Real Magnet...
    During an interview aired on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Kyle Rittenhouse said that he was “used for a cause” by his former attorneys, Lin Wood and John Pierce and that he stayed in jail longer than he needed to because Wood and Pierce were “trying to raise money so they can take it for their own benefit, not trying to set me free.” Rittenhouse said, “I was in jail for 87 days, and this goes — this follows in with Lin Wood, who — Lin Wood was raising money on my behalf, and he held me in jail for 87 days, disrespected my wishes, put me on media interviews-which I should never have done, which he said, oh, you’re going to go talk to The Washington Post, which was not a good idea. Along with John Pierce, they said I was safer in jail instead of at home with my family.” He added that his time in jail was “87 days of not being with my family for defending myself and being taken advantage [of],...
    During his interview with Tucker Carlson that aired on Monday, Kyle Rittenhouse discussed the time he spent in a juvenile detention center last year after he fatally shot two people and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His attorneys argued he acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges last week. “How long were you there?” asked the Fox News host. “I was in jail for 87 days,” Rittenhouse responded, before taking aim at Lin Wood and John Pierce, who had originally represented him. “Lin Wood was raising money on my behalf, and he held me in jail for 87 days, disrespecting my wishes, put me on media interviews which I should never have done, which he said, ‘Oh, you’re going to go talk to The Washington Post,’ which was not a good idea, along with John Pierce. They said I was safer in jail instead of at home with my family.” “Your lawyer said that?” Carlson asked. “My lawyers said that,” Rittenhouse replied. “John Pierce and Lin Wood.” “Eighty-seven days is a long time to be in jail,” said...
    LARRY Hoover was convicted of murder in 1975 and is now fighting for early release. Rappers Kanye West, now known as Ye, and Drake are holding a Free Larry Hoover benefit concert to fight for Hoover's release from prison. 1Larry Hoover was convicted of murder in 1973Credit: Larry Hoover Jr./Instagram Who is Larry Hoover? Larry Hoover, 70, is the founder of the Gangster Disciples and was accused of murdering a rival drug dealer in 1973. He was sentenced to serve 150 to 200 years in prison but is now fighting to be released from Colorado’s ADX Florence prison facility. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Hoover moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois when he was four years old before turning to gang life by the time he was 13. He started with theft and mugging, but as he got older his crimes turned to assaults and shootings. Most read in NewsMYSTERY DEEPENS Brian Laundrie's cause of death to be revealed as notebook found near bodySHOCK DEATH Rapper, 36, shot and killed as cops respond to Yo Gotti retaliation rumorsSTILL NOT...
    “1619 Project” founder Nikole Hannah-Jones was triggered Sunday evening after a Breitbart News Saturday interview with an actual historian, Dr. Mary Grabar, detailed her path to radicalization. Hannah-Jones called the Breitbart News article “the most amazing thing ever” written “about me since the 1619 Project published.” She also said, “Like, I literally chortled.” FTR: I think most of us would benefit from psychotherapy. What she meant as an insult I actually take as sound advice for the benefit of humanity. Yes, I studied history to help me understand a world that didn’t make sense. It appears she did so to affirm white supremacy. — Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) November 22, 2021 In the interview, Grabar described how Hannah-Jones was subject to the controversial practice of  busing from a young age, a policy which included children being “taken away from their communities, from, you know, where their friends are from and where their churches are, into a sort of an alien place.” The historian continued, saying “From a historical perspective, we can see [how] the bad policies of the 1960s and...
    After seemingly squashing their beef, Kanye West and Drake are teaming up for a benefit concert to get Chicago gang leader Larry Hoover out of prison.  West announced on Instagram Saturday that he and Drake will be doing a joint performance at a benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 9 to advocate for clemency for Hoover.  West’s post was captioned "God’s Plan," which is a nod to Drake's 2018 track.  West is listed as the headliner of the show while Drake is a special guest at the event. They will presumably take the stage together for the first time after spending a great deal of time at odds with one another.  KANYE WEST DEDICATES SUNDAY SERVICE TO ASTROWORLD VICTIMS: ‘LET’S GET BACK TO A PEACEFUL STATE OF MIND’ Drake and Kanye West are teaming up for a benefit concert. (Getty/AP) According to Page Six, Hover, 70, is serving six life sentences for ordering the 1973 murder of a 19-year-old drug dealer. The Gangster Disciples co-founder would later run a drug ring from prison that earned...
    SOME households will get their benefits on other days than usual due to Thanksgiving next week. This is because benefits typically aren't paid on federal holidays. 1We explain how benefit payment dates are affected by ThanksgivingCredit: Getty Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November, meaning it'll take place on November 25 in 2021. Many Americans are then off from work the day after on Black Friday too. If you're currently claiming benefits including Social Security, we explain if and how this will affect your payment during the holiday season. Federal law requires that all benefit payments, including Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits, are made electronically. If you currently receive benefits by check, you should switch to an electronic payment option, such as direct deposit. This means you'll get the cash quicker and you also avoid the checks potentially getting lost or stolen in the mail. Most read in MoneyPRETTY PENNY Lincoln pennies from early 1900s sell for $1,175 eachCASHING IN Families eligible for ‘surprise’ $8,000 payment after 'Thanksgiving' cash issuedIN DESPERATE NEED ‘Secret stimulus check’ sent out as...
    KANYE West has officially announced his upcoming benefit concert. The event - entitled Free Larry Hoover - will also feature rapper Drake. 2Kanye West is hosting a benefit concert for Larry Hoover in DecemberCredit: Getty Images - Getty When is Kanye West's Larry Hoover Concert? Kanye West, also known as Ye, took to his Instagram account on Saturday, November 20, to announce his upcoming benefit concert, Free Larry Hoover. Alongside Drake, Kanye is set to perform on December 9, 2021 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in California. He captioned the post: "God’s Plan ????" The concert comes following years of beef between the two rappers, who recently made up after a long-time feud based off of Drake's insinuations that he had once hooked up with Kim Kardashian. In Drake's track In My Feelings, the Canadian musician rapped about having sex with a woman called Kiki, which is Kim's family nickname. Last week, Kanye asked Drake if they could put their differences aside and come together to help the imprisoned Larry Hoover. He took to Instagram...
    Drake is set to return to the stage less than two months after performing at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival where a crowd surge resulted in the deaths of 10 concertgoers and injured hundreds of others. The 35-year-old rapper is teaming up with fellow musician and former rival Kanye West, 44, to co-headline the 'Free Larry Hoover' benefit concert on December 9 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Shortly after the news was confirmed, fans of Drake took to social media to express how 'nuts' it is that the One Dance hitmaker is holding a live concert performance so soon after the November 5 tragedy. Too soon? Drake is set to return to the stage less than two months after performing at Travis Scott's deadly Astroworld Festival 'Drake and Kanye having a free concert is nuts, it's gone be astroworld all over again,' one Twitter user reacted in horror — though the show will not be free as it is a ticketed event that will be made available to the public for purchase on Monday, November 22. 'drake got cool with kanye to take attention...
    Even the far-left Washington Post has been forced to admit that His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) boondoggle benefits millionaires and billionaires more than anyone else. Back in 2017, then-President Trump and the Republican congress increased taxes on the wealthy by removing a federal tax loophole that essentially forced non-wealthy federal taxpayers to pay for a loophole that primarily benefited the top ten percent of income earners. What Trump did was put a $10,000 cap on the amount of taxes you paid to your state that you could turn around and deduct from your federal income taxes. Prior to this cap, the wealthy (who are really the only ones who ever pay more than $10,000 in state taxes) could deduct every penny paid to the state from their federal income tax. This deduction was unlimited. This is called the SALT cap, or State and Local Tax cap. In other words, if CNNLOL chief Jeff Zucker paid $1.5 million in state and local taxes to New York, he could then deduct that entire $1.5 million from his...
    The Alzheimer’s Association Imagine Benefit, built on the legacy of the Rita Hayworth Gala, was held on Monday, November 15 at New York’s iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center.  This year's gala raised more than $600,000 for the cause, while bringing awareness to the disease that affects more than 6 million Americans and more than 11 million caregivers. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of Rita Hayworth and the gala’s founder and general chair, hosted the charitable and stylish event.  The Alzheimer’s Association Imagine Benefit, built on the legacy of the Rita Hayworth Gala, was held on Monday, November 15 at New York’s iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center Rita Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1981 at the age of 62 Rita Hayworth was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1981 at the age of 62. Building on her legacy as a Hollywood performer, the two-part evening began with a cocktail hour, which was followed by a seated dinner. The evening of song and storytelling was held in an intimate theatre space with stunning views of Columbus Circle, Central Park and New...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Despite the loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, the Penguins and Sabres celebrated inclusivity. READ MORE: Man Sentenced For Role In Fatal Parkway CrashIt was the second joint Pride Game at PPG Paints Arena and both teams wore commemorative warm-up jerseys with the Pride Progress flag along with a Pride Game Patch. Those jerseys will be auctioned off with the proceeds benefitting six organizations, including You Can Play. READ MORE: Chris Daughtry Postpones Pittsburgh Date Amid Unexpected Death Of His DaughterYou Can Play was founded by Penguins’ President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke in honor of his late son Brendan. Burke’s son died in a car accident not long after he had come out as gay. MORE NEWS: Pa. House Of Representatives Passes Bill That Would Allow Permitless Concealed Gun CarryYou can bid on these jerseys and other Pride Night items on the Penguins Foundation website at this link.
    STEVENSON, Md. (WJZ) — If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, get ready to crack open your wallet. This year is expected to be one of the most expensive in the history of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a little over a week away and if you don’t yet have your turkey, it’s not going to be impossible to find one but you should just expect to pay a little more. READ MORE: Priest Assaulted, Robbed At Gunpoint, Outside Of St. Leo's Roman Catholic ChurchAt carriage house farms, in Stevenson Gaylord Clark tends to his flock pasture raised turkeys. “These birds benefit from being outdoors, they benefit from the grass, they benefit from the worms, the dirt the whole nine yard,” said Clark. At $7.25 a pound the price reflects the amount of work it takes to raise them. “There’s a humongous amount of work that goes into this operation and it’s extremely costly to operate,”  Clark said. Over the past year, that cost has gone up. READ MORE: Ex-Baltimore County Police Officer Wanted In Pennsylvania, Accused Of Abducting Children“Feed is going up,...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion federal infrastructure bill into law, bringing billions of dollars to California for public transit projects, wildfire preparation, bridge and road repair, broadband internet and more."No parent should have to sit in the parking lot at a fast food restaurant again just so their child can use the Internet to do their homework. That's over," Biden said.Members of the California State Legislature and local representatives were in attendance, including Fontana Mayor Acquanetta Warren and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti."This bill will invest millions and produce countless jobs for cities such as Fontana. It will improve roadways, transit systems, our access to clean water," Warren said.Funding will go out over the next five years, but it could take months or longer for the major projects to begin."The infrastructure deal means funding for megaprojects like (Metro's) Sepulveda Transit Corridor, which will revolutionize the way Angelenos get around. With more investment in (Metro's) bus lanes and the (Los Angeles Department of Transportation's) NextGen Bus Plan network, we can speed up our transit system...
    Getty Moses Brown of the Dallas Mavericks goes up for a shot against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Dallas Mavericks have quite a few young players on their roster, with Moses Brown being their top center prospect. With that in mind, the Mavs are looking to win now, meaning projects like Brown don’t always get time on the floor.  That’s not to say that the 7-foot-2 big can’t contribute on a winning team, it just means he hasn’t had the chance to do so quite yet.  Luckily for Brown, he’s been given the opportunity to showcase his skills in the G League with the Texas Legends. In the past, playing down in the G League has been nothing but positive for Brown and his playing time at the NBA level. It’s been an opportunity to develop as a player and gain confidence. Could he replicate the success he’s had in the G League at the next level for the Mavs? After spending the offseason training with former Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, Brown has a real chance to be a...
    A petty tax injustice is close to getting erased — if the middle class can avoid being mistakenly labeled “rich” and undeserving. Let me explain. Remember the longtime federal tax break on state and local taxes that was gutted four years ago by President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress? It may be largely restored as part of President Biden’s and the Democrats’ $1.85-trillion social safety net bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi hopes to bring to a vote this week in the U.S. House. Before the Trump-GOP butchery, we could deduct all state income and local property taxes on federal returns. But Trump and Republicans placed a $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes, called SALT in government speak. Prior to that, the average SALT deduction in California exceeded $18,400. The state Franchise Tax Board reported that in 2018, the SALT cap cost Californians $12 billion. The Washington-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has estimated that in 2022, the SALT cap hit on Californians will be $33 billion if the law isn’t changed. Why was it enacted in...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas roads will get bigger, bridges rebuilt better and transit systems expanded with President Joe Biden signing his infrastructure plan into law Monday, Nov. 15. It just won’t happen right away. READ MORE: I-Team: Online Car Seller Carvana Hit With Dozens Of State Violations As Customers Report Paperwork TroublesPlanners expect the region is well positioned though to receive federal dollars and compete for more, using it to leverage additional funding that should help more projects get underway. “This in my mind, this is a bill for everybody,” said Michael Morris, the transportation director for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. “It’s almost like the national government has put us all on a clock and said this is everything you’ve asked for, and could go to lots of different things.” As a state the administration has said Texas could receive nearly $27 billion for highway programs, $3.3 billion for transportation programs. READ MORE: Jury In Billy Chemirmir Murder Trial Sees Video Testimony From Victim Who Didn't Survive To See Him In CourtThere is more funding...
    Aimstock | Getty Images Social Security's 5.9% cost-of-living adjustment for 2022 will be the biggest in decades. But those checks likely won't go as far as inflation pushes prices higher on grocery store shelves and at gasoline pumps. Consumer Price Index data for October shows the cost of consumer goods climbed a record 6.2% from one year ago, the biggest increase since 1990. More from Personal Finance:Medicare Part B premiums for 2022 jump by 14.5% from this yearWhy Social Security benefits can't go up more each year Here are the changes that could be coming to your Social Security benefits And that's not the only reason monthly checks will be pinched. Two other items — Medicare Part B premiums and taxes — tend to reduce the value of those increases for many, according to research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.Medicare Part B premiumsWhile the cost-of-living adjustment usually goes up every year, so do Medicare Part B premiums that older Americans pay for physician and outpatient services. In 2022, the standard Medicare Part B premium will increase to $170.10,...
    After a multi-week break for the benefit of Starling, without any rocket spacecraft, SpaceX goes back to work: a new launch is scheduled for November 13 for the benefit of its set of satellites. This turned out to be a very long gap according to SpaceX standards. In fact, the American company, which specializes in space operations, had a habit of frequently launching rockets for the benefit of its satellite Internet access service, Starling. Thus dozens of satellites were constantly placed in orbit. In a few months, there were even several take-offs. A long break for SpaceX Since September 14, 2021, the date of the last launch of 51 Starling satellites, SpaceX has not carried out any shootings. The disruption for almost two months is unusual for a group that departs almost every month, sometimes even at intervals of a few days. The bracket comes to an end as the new aircraft is announced on November 13th. The work was supposed to take place the day before, but the weather was not good. Shot Has been moved Saturday, 1:19 pm...
    EVANSTON, Ill. (WLS) -- Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method they say can reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries.Video taken during the study shows a mouse with a spinal cord injury. It's partially paralyzed and can't move its hind legs.But after a new injectable therapy created by Northwestern University researchers, it can use its back legs again."We wanted to develop a therapy that would prevent paralysis after these severe injuries," said Professor Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University Medicine and Biomedical Engineering.Stupp said the therapy uses small synthetic fibers to promote spinal cord healing with molecules that move."Biology is not static. It's very dynamic. Things move around a lot, and so, if you're the therapy, you have to move too," he said.Stupp said these so called "dancing molecules" are a breakthrough and are able to better connect with the spinal cord cells they're trying to heal with great success, bringing mobility back to injured mice."It mimics the natural tissue and we have installed just the right signals we need for repair," he said.Professor Stupp said these...
    A Social Security Administration office in San Francisco.Getty Images If you plan properly, you may be able to boost your Social Security retirement benefits. And newly redesigned benefit statements from the Social Security Administration may help you do exactly that. That goes for workers of all ages who contribute to the program — from 18 to 70 and up. The statements can be accessed online by creating a My Social Security account. People ages 60 and up who do not currently receive benefits and who have not signed up for an online account should receive their statements in the mail three months before their birthday. More from Personal Finance:What you need to know about Medicare open enrollment How to estimate your Social Security benefit payments for 2022Aging baby boomers raise the risk of a long-term care crisis With the redesigned layout, the Social Security Administration aims to make it easier for workers to find information at a glance and simplify its complex programs. Those statements are also now accompanied by fact sheets tailored to specific age cohorts. The agency recommends...
    The 24 Cutest Holiday Cards to Send to Loved Ones Near and Far Why Lakers should (and shouldnt) be concerned about LeBron James return from latest injury © AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC The Pantages Theater Wardrobe workers at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre are preparing to leaflet outside of the iconic venue on Thursday as they call for better wages and health and retirement plan contributions. The workers, represented by IATSE Local 768, will be distributing leaflets around 7 pm PT to demand “equal treatment,” the international union said on Wednesday. According to IATSE, wardrobe workers are, on average, paid $99 less each performance than stagehand colleagues, and gain 60 percent less in health and retirement plan contributions. Fourteen wardrobe workers currently work on Hamilton, the title currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages. “We’re highly skilled in our crafts and are often the first in the theatre and the last to leave,” wardrobe worker Jamie Brown, whose Instagram account states that she is an executive board member of Local 768, said in a statement about the upcoming leaflet campaign. “We are behind every...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Nov. 10, the Assist the Officer foundation of Dallas is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Dallas firefighters injured in the Highland Hills Apartment explosion. Four firefighters were wounded, three of them critically after the apartments gas line was shot by a man back in September. READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriffs Arrest Angel Daniel Dominquez For Fatal I-35E Hit And RunOn Nov. 9 the last firefighter seeking care from the explosion was sent home, but that doesn’t mean the journey is over. Organizers of the benefit said they are trying to relieve some of the financial burden officers may feel following their release. READ MORE: Gov. Abbott Orders Criminal Investigation Into Porn Or Obscene Content Exposure To Texas StudentsThe fundraiser is taking place at the Dallas Police Association from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. There will be a Frito Chili pie dinner, baked goods for sale, as well as bounce houses and music. Additionally, the Assist the Officer Foundation is taking donations. All of the money will go directly to the four firefighters. “We know the extent and severity...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday announced it was levying sanctions against two senior Cambodian military officials for corruption, a move that comes as the Biden administration has expressed increasing concern about China’s influence in the Southeast Asia nation. The sanctions target Chau Phirun, the director general of the defense ministry’s material and technical services department, and Tea Vinh, a commander in the Royal Cambodian Navy. Treasury in a statement alleged that in 2020 and 2021, Chau conspired with Tea and other Cambodian officials to inflate costs of a construction project at Ream Naval Base and then planned to use the funds for their own benefit. “The United States will not stand by while corrupt officials personally benefit at the expense of the Cambodian people,” said Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control director Andrea Gacki. In a meeting with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in June, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman expressed concern about about China’s construction of new facilities at Ream. She also sought clarification about the demolition of two U.S.-funded buildings at Ream...
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday several transportation improvement projects will benefit state residents with the passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Lamont said the state will receive $5.38 billion over the next five years that will be spent on highways, bridges, transportation, water infrastructure and other projects. One of the projects will be constructing two-way rail service on the Waterbury Branch of the Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line. “I have been laser-focused on improving rail and transportation throughout the state since I came into office, and the Waterbury Branch is a prime example of infrastructure in the state that needs significant upgrades,” Lamont said in a new release. “We are building a transportation system that will lead to more jobs, economic growth, and more money in people’s pockets. "Next, the federal infrastructure bill is going to put a historic amount of money into our state to support new roads, bridges, rail, and public transit. It’s going to put people back to work, and it’s going to get our state moving again,” he said. The nonpartisan Congressional...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — While individual projects were not announced, the White House fact sheet said Florida is in line for: — $13.1 billion for highway programs and $245 million for bridge replacements and repairs. READ MORE: Florida COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up Slightly— $2.6 billion to improve public transportation across the state. — $1.6 billion for water improvements. — $1.2 billion for airport development. — $198 million to expand an electric-vehicle charging network. — A minimum of $100 million to expand broadband coverage, with a projection that it will provide access to at least 707,000 Floridians. — $29 million for cybersecurity. — $26 million to protect against wildfires. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Tuesday touted as “a big deal” billions of dollars headed to Florida for roads, bridges, airports and expanding broadband service in rural areas as part of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on President Joe Biden’s desk. Meanwhile, Gov. Ron DeSantis, who Fried hopes to unseat next year, has questioned “pork-barrel” spending in the bill while also arguing Florida might not get its fair share. “It seems like there’s a...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more The question of whether you should sleep with your pet or not is worth pondering in terms of both your pet’s and your own wellbeing.  Dr. Dana Varble, the chief veterinary officer, said, “In general, it is a very good thing for animals to sleep with their people. Pets who share their human’s bed tend to have a “higher trust level and a tighter bond with the humans that are in their lives. It’s a big display of trust on their part. Dogs and cats who are more closely bonded with their humans get additional health benefits, including increases in beneficial neurotransmitters such as oxytocin and dopamine, the feel-good hormones.” It is pretty clear that most, if not all pets benefit from sleeping with their humans. It helps them trust more and feel connected to their owners. But does it do the same for people? Should you sleep with your pet? Dr. Vsevolod Polotsky, director of sleep research and a professor in the department of medicine at Johns Hopkins...
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 200 musical artists will perform next month as part of an online fundraiser for the environment that will be shown on YouTube. Black Pumas, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, the Lumineers, Cat Stevens, Rhiannon Giddens, Taj Mahal and Rosanne Cash are among the musicians that have signed on for “Peace Through Music: A Global Event for the Environment,” organizers said on Tuesday. The organization Playing for Change is putting on the event in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. The concert will be shown on Playing for Change’s YouTube channel on Dec. 15 starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Designed to promote environmental sustainability, the event will raise money for organizations like Conservation International, American Rivers and the World Wildlife Fund. The concert is a sequel of sorts to a 2020 event that raised more than $1 million for social justice causes. Other participating artists include Keb’ Mo’, Mickey Hart, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Sara Bareilles, Slash, the Pocket Queen and Giovanni Hidalgo. More participants will be announced. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights...
    The fallout of a fatal case of COVID-19 could lead to further financial repercussions for some workers who refuse to get vaccinated against the virus. According to multiple reports, the New York MTA has become the latest to announce that it will not pay a $500,000 death benefit to the families of employees who die of the virus who were unvaccinated at the time of their death. Previously, the death benefit payment was available to any MTA worker who had died from COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status. The MTA hadn’t previously held the hard stance until vaccines became more widely available, prompting the change. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, 173 MTA workers have contracted covid and died, five of which happened after the organization enacted the new policy in June, according to the MTA. Employees were given six weeks’ notice to get vaccinated before the policy took effect. Other employers and local municipalities across the country have expressed similar concerns about regarding providing death benefits to those who refuse to get the vaccine. Some have also increased...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Payne scored a season-high 24 points in 22 minutes off the bench and the Phoenix Suns got help from an overturned call to win their fifth straight game, beating the Sacramento Kings 109-104 on Monday night. Devin Booker had 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Phoenix. Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges scored 16 apiece. READ MORE: Police Searching For At-Risk Senior Missing In SacramentoThe Suns led by 21 early in the fourth quarter before Sacramento made a late push over the final five minutes. “The second unit has to do a lot better job of maintaining. To expect the starters to come in and save us in moments like that, that’s a pretty tough assignment,” Phoenix coach Monty Williams said. “We gave them a lot of momentum with the turnovers. We were able to make enough plays to win the game, but that’s a tough spot to be in.” De’Aaron Fox hit a pair of free throws and Damian Jones scored on a putback dunk to pull the Kings to 107-102. After a...
    President Joe Biden participated in a rare live television interview on Monday evening to Cincinnati station Local 12. During the seven-minute, Biden talked about the passage of his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal. The interviewer, Kyle Inskeep, also prompted Biden on supply chain issues and his plunging approval ratings, which the president blamed on problems that he claimed all stemmed from COVID. The president was admittedly late for the interview, which Biden chuckled about when Inskeep excused him as a 'very busy man.' 'I'm sorry to keep you waiting, I really am,' Biden said while folding a black mask and setting it down.  President Joe Biden gave a rare live television interview with Cincinnati station Local 12 on Monday evening The television appearance was not announced beforehand. Biden said that Kentucky will get 'well over $10 billion' to help repair and build highways and bridges now that his infrastructure bill has passed.  As of late October, Biden had given one-fifth as many interviews as predecessor Donald Trump at this point of his presidency in 2017 and one-eight as many as...
    IN retirement, Social Security benefits become a major source of income for many couples. It's important to understand how to make the most of that money before you enter retirement. 1If you're married, you can collect spousal benefits based on your partner's work record When a worker files for retirement benefits, the worker's spouse may be eligible for a benefit based on the worker's earnings. There are a lot of calculations that go into how much money either or you will receive. Remember, you are going into retirement as a team. A spouse can choose to retire as early as age 62, but doing so may result in a benefit as little as 32.5% of the worker's primary insurance amount. A spousal benefit is reduced 25/36 of 1% for each month before normal retirement age, up to 36 months. If the number of months exceeds 36, then the benefit is further reduced 5/12 of 1% per month. For a spouse who is not entitled to benefits on his or her own earnings record, this reduction factor is applied to...
    Getty Multiple teams lost in Week 9 and helped the Seahawks. The Seattle Seahawks did not take the field in Week 9 while enjoying the bye, but the team gained ground in the playoff chase. Multiple teams also pursuing a wild card berth lost, including the Saints, Panthers, and Vikings. The Seahawks entered Week 9 with a 3-5 record and behind the Vikings, Panthers, Saints, 49ers, Falcons, and Eagles. Three of these teams lost during the early afternoon games. The Vikings fell in overtime to the Ravens, the Panthers lost to the Patriots, and the Saints lost to the Falcons. These early outcomes did not help the Seahawks overtake any of the competition, but the battle will continue to heat up. The Vikings are now 3-5 with a tiebreaker over the Seahawks, the Panthers are 4-5, and the Saints are 5-3. The Falcons currently have the final playoff spot with a 4-4 record. One late game also benefited the Seahawks. The 49ers lost to the Cardinals, dropping the Bay Area team to 3-5 on the season and dropping...
    “Loser” and “a little weird” were among the more printable reactions after Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, took their twins home. The onslaught neatly encapsulated the stigma that’s kept some working fathers from taking advantage of such family policies, despite the social and economic benefits. Buttigieg, who adopted Penelope Rose and Joseph August this year and announced his leave in August, said in an interview with ABC News that some good came of the criticism because it started a conversation. “We’re almost the only country left in the world that doesn’t have some kind of policy … and when parents take that parental leave, they need to be supported,” he said. “If there’s this idea that maybe men have access to paternity leave but it’s frowned on if they actually use it … that carries with it this assumption that the woman’s going to do all the work.” The pandemic put the struggles of working parents at center stage. A child-care shortage has kept women in particular from rejoining the workforce and is dragging on job...
    Published: 06/11/2021 – 08:47 This Saturday, November 6, on the sidelines of COP26, a global climate demonstration was organized, to which many in Sydney responded. Australia, which can be described as a red light in the fight against global warming. With our correspondent in Sydney, Gregory Plesse Protesters marched in Sydney’s center this Saturday calling for concrete action to fight climate change. She wanted to condemn with this dress The unwavering support of the Australian Prime Minister And his party to this fossil fuel. Back in early October, the Australian government gave its approval Expansion of the coal mine, The third such move in a month: ” Everything they say or do is fraudulent அவர்கள் They do not mean what they say, they create slogans but there is no real solution. They are working for their own benefit, not for the benefit of Australia. ⁇ Read more: Greta Dunberg believes COP26 is a “failure” in the presence of thousands of young people in Glasgow Australia is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the G20 It...
    The rock band Sonic Youth released two archival live albums on Friday to benefit pro-abortion causes. The move was in reaction to the recently enacted pro-life legislation in Texas, which bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy when a fetal heartbeat is detected. “In response to alarming restrictive legislative measures against the women of Texas (and increasingly elsewhere) Sonic Youth have announced plans for new releases on their Bandcamp and store” to fundraise for pro-abortion groups, the group announced in an Instagram post. “Sonic Youth support a national and world community where abortion is embraced as health care and a human right.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonic Youth (@sonicyouth_official) The first Album, “Live in Austin 1995,” was recorded at the Austin Music Hall while Sonic Youth was on its “Washing Machine” tour in 1995. The second album, “Live in Dallas 2006,” was recorded at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas during the band’s “Rather Ripped” tour in 2006. Along with the two newly released archival live albums, Sonic Youth is also selling three new t-shirts on their...
    BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Jerseys, baseball bats and other items that belonged to Pete Frates, the former college baseball player whose inspiring fight with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped popularize the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned. Proceeds from the online auction that runs through Tuesday will benefit the Peter Frates Family Foundation, which assists ALS patients and their families with the cost of home health care, according to a spokesperson for auctioneer KBK Sports. The goal is to raise about $10,000. Some of the items for sale include a signed and framed photograph from New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick; a Boston Bruins jersey signed by former player Bobby Orr; and an autograph from former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. Autographed Bobby Orr jersey that belonged to Pete Frates up for auction (Image from KBK Sports) “Whenever he had these interactions with these great athletes, we would gather mementos and now it’s our turn to literally pay it forward,” said John Frates, Pete’s father. “We’re just so proud of what Pete accomplished. We’re so proud of him, and this...
    SOCIAL Security is a monthly benefit many retirees depend on as their monthly source of income. There are some important items to take note of when it's time for you to collect to ensure you're receiving the full payments you're entitled to. 1You can receive more Social Security if you wait until age 70 In 2021, an average of 65million Americans per month receive a Social Security benefit, totaling over one trillion dollars in benefits paid during the year. Retirees make up the majority who receive Social Security. The average retiree collects just over $1,500 per month from Social Security. It's a good amount of money, but it may not cover all of your expenses. There are ways to increase your monthly benefits. Watch your age It's important to know your full retirement age, as it affects when you can claim your Social Security without reducing your benefits. Most read in moneyPRETTY PENNY 1872 Indian Head Penny sells for $126,500 due to rare bright red-copper colorCASH CALL $2,000 stimulus checks called for as $1,100 cash payments deposited THIS WEEKDOWN DAY...