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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will not designate any country as a currency manipulator, but it did name China, Vietnam and Taiwan among the nations that have failed to live up to global agreements not to use their currencies to gain unfair trade advantages. In a report to Congress released Friday, the Treasury Department cited China for a number of failures that prevent trading partners from gaining full knowledge of how it is manages its currency. The Treasury plans to closely monitor the foreign exchange activities of China’s state-owned banks to get a clearer picture of China’s currency practices, according to the report. Vietnam and Taiwan have violated a number of criteria that would justify naming them as currency manipulators and both will be placed on a monitoring list, according to the report. Being named as a currency manipulator under U.S. law does not carry any immediate penalties but it does require Treasury to engage in negotiations with the foreign country in an effort to get it to alter its currency practices. If those negotiations fail,...
    CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) — New Hampshire is dealing with a big spike in coronavirus cases and has the highest positivity rate in the entire country. According to the CDC, the state’s seven-day positivity rate is 13.4%. This comes as the state reported 1,134 new cases on Thursday. READ MORE: Worcester Remembers 6 Firefighters Killed 22 Years Ago In Cold Storage FireThere are currently 8,251 active coronavirus cases in the state, the highest it has had at any point in the pandemic. Nearly 400 people are hospitalized with a coronavirus-related illness. READ MORE: Boston Police Warn About Drinks Being Spiked With Drugs At BarsEvery one of New Hampshire’s counties is seeing high transmission, according to the CDC map. The CDC says 73.5% of New Hampshire eligible population is fully vaccinated. MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments 
    Originally published Dec. 2, 2021 ROCHESTER, Minnesota (WCCO) — A 36-year-old man from Dodge Center has been charged in connection with the theft of more than 100 catalytic converters. Charges of first-degree damage to property, theft and being in possession of stolen property have been filed in Olmsted County against Shawn Eric Clement. According to the complaint, Clement is believed to have stolen catalytic converters in late November. Authorities were notified after damage to property was noted at a High Forest Township golf course. A number of car parts were believed to have come off of the vehicle that caused the damage. The CBS affiliate in Mason City, Iowa reports that authorities have connected Clement with the thefts of converters from a roofing company, along with a Cedar Falls camper retailer. The complaint also lists a number of catalytic converters having been stolen from a Rochester auto repair shop. KIMT reports that police utilized a GPS tracker on Clement’s vehicle which tied him to a number of converter thefts, as well as cell phone location tracking. The charges indicate that...
    Omicron, the new strain of COVID that has caused worldwide alarm the last week, has now been detected in five states, with a total of nine cases. New York is the only state with multiple infections so far. Here's a rundown, with the number of cases in parentheses following the name of the state: New York (5): Four of the five infected are from New York City and the other was a 67-year-old Long Island woman who lives in Suffolk County and had recently traveled to South Africa, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced early Thursday evening, Dec. 2. All five had mild symptoms, Hochul said.   The vaccination status has only been determined for one of the five -- the Suffolk County woman who was fully vaccinated. She tested positive on Tuesday, Nov. 30, Hochul said. Two of the other four are Queens residents. The other two live within the five boroughs of New York City, with the exact locations not yet identified. Minnesota (1): Earlier in the day on Thursday, it was announced a man from Minnesota who attended an Anime convention at the...
    Germany on Thursday announced a nationwide lockdown for the unvaccinated, as its leaders backed plans for mandatory vaccinations in the coming months.The video in the featured media player above is from a previous report.Unvaccinated people will be banned from accessing all but the most essential businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus, outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor, Olaf Scholz, announced Thursday, following crisis talks with regional leaders. Those who have recently recovered from Covid-19 are not covered by the ban.The pair also backed proposals for mandatory vaccinations, which if voted through the parliament could take effect from February at the earliest.Under the tightened restrictions, unvaccinated people can only meet two people from another household. Bars and nightclubs must shut down in areas with an incidence rate above 350 cases per 100,000 people over one week. And the country would limit the number of people at large events like soccer matches.The announcement comes as Germany battles a surge in cases that has pushed Europe back to the epicenter of the pandemic, heightening fears over...
    (CNN)What started out with an incorrect phone number is now a friendship that has lasted 20 years.One day in the early 2000s, Gladys Hankerson of Delray Beach, Florida, was trying to call her sister in Maryland, according to CNN affiliate WPBF.Her sister's area code was 410, but Hankerson kept dialing 401 instead. Mike Moffitt in Rhode Island picked up.Hankerson apologized for mistakenly dialing his number and hung up immediately, but she continued to call multiple times. "It continually happened where she accidentally dialed the wrong number, but it eventually switched to just calling to say hi." Moffitt told CNN.They texted the wrong number, but reached the right person -- a total stranger who offered to helpOne day, Moffitt decided to stop her from hanging up the phone so quickly and talk with her. "I was like, 'Hey, if you're going to keep calling, let's chat,'" Moffitt said.Read MoreMoffitt worked in a call center at the time and said being on the phone didn't bother him. He explained to CNN that talking to Hankerson was like a breath of fresh air...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Police Department is not hiring, at least not since a flood of applicants forced them to close off the process within hours. The reason? Possibly because of the departments’ cult following on social media. “Had a DJ up top, kind of like an Ultra [Music Festival] feel, on top of the world, on top of the building, and also encompass that, Vice City, Grand Theft Auto riding, you know our target demographic is gonna be that era,” Miami Police Officer Nick Perez said. READ MORE: Banksy 'Charlie Brown' Sells For $4 Million, While Child Prodigy Thrills Crowd With His ArtworkOfficer Perez is talking about his latest production, and he runs the social media unit. He knows, around the country police applications have been down, so he had work cut out for him. “For example one of the VLOGs example Nick was dancing, in the middle of Wynwood at that point, he wasn’t a cop, he was human,” said Officer Alexander Duarte. Duarte just graduated from the academy. Before he applied, he looked at many agencies,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois public health officials reported 11,524 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 40 related deaths Thursday, a record high number of cases for 2021.State data shows this is the most COVID cases reported in Illinois in a single day since 12,542 new cases were reported on Dec. 1, 2020."While we are also reporting a record high number of tests across the entire pandemic, our test positivity rate is also high," a spokesperson for the Illinois Dept. of Public Health said in a statement. "Thanksgiving was one week ago and we are starting to see cases associated with family gatherings and travel. Additionally, there may be lags in reporting by laboratories over the long holiday weekend and we could see those results being reported now."WATCH: Pres. Biden lays out winter COVID strategyEMBED More News Videos President Joe Biden laid out the country's winter strategy to combat COVID as the new omicron variant was identified in more states. There have been 1,827,518 total COVID cases, including 26,499 deaths in the state since the pandemic began.RELATED: Minnesota reports...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – During the shortened Thanksgiving holiday week, first-time unemployment claims in Florida were at the lowest level in nearly two years. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated 3,808 first-time claims were filed in Florida during the week that ended Nov. 27. That was the lowest number since the holiday-shortened Christmas week in 2019 when 3,807 new claims were filed before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Arrest Made After Social Media Threat Targets Marjory Stoneman Douglas HighClaims nationally rose last week after hitting the lowest number for a week since November 1969. But the 222,000 claims filed nationally last week kept U.S. unemployment numbers at a pre-pandemic pace. The number of claims filed last week in Florida was down from a revised count of 5,831 claims during the week that ended Nov. 20. The Department of Labor initially estimated 5,343 first-time claims had been filed the week ending Nov. 20. READ MORE: CBS4 Exclusive: Support Beams At Dadeland Mall Parking Garage Alarms ShoppersWith the latest numbers, Florida has averaged 5,493 claims over...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,170 new confirmed COVID cases and 31 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. It is the highest number of new COVID cases reported on a single day since January. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 865,450. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 19,047. READ MORE: Boston Police Warn About Drinks Being Drugged At BarsThere were 120,218 total new tests reported. READ MORE: 9,909 At Massachusetts Schools Test Positive For COVID-19 In Last 2 WeeksAs of Thursday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 4.94%. There are 989 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. MORE NEWS: AJ Quetta Returns To Bishop Feehan As Assistant Coach, 10 Months After Severe InjuryThere are also 206 patients currently in intensive care.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The pandemic is breeding another problem of more pets living on the streets. The growing number of homeless pets is now pushing shelters to their limits. That’s why Sacramento Animal Care Services is pushing for a new team dedicated to getting them the care they need. READ MORE: Yuba County Water Agency Could Ship Billions Of Gallons Of Water To Bay Area Amid DroughtThey’re not just street animals. They’re companions, protectors and support systems. “He wakes me up in the morning. He goes to bed with me. He’s just my buddy,” said Andrew Pendery. Pendery owns a one-year-old dog, Elvis, he calls his constant companion. For Angela Orourke, her little Bichon-mix, Baby, is everything. “When I don’t want to get out of bed, just taking care of her helps me to get up and be motivated to try,” said Orourke. READ MORE: Rio Linda Sandwich Shop Owner Recovering From StabbingSacramento has seen a growing number of homeless pets since the pandemic started, which is stretching resources thin. Animal Care Services wants a designated team focused on homeless...
    SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed an additional local death in connection with the COVID-19 virus. The victim is an 86-year-old female that died on November 26. The death brings the total to 183 local residents that have passed in conjunction with the virus. COVID19 was a contributing factor in their deaths, however, it does not preclude the existence of co-morbidities that may or may not have also contributed to their death. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 62 new cases on Thursday for Scioto County bringing the total to 12,416 since the start of the outbreak. There were 20 more recoveries reported by ODH Thursday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,640 over the course of the pandemic. ODH reported one additional hospitalization for Scioto County Thursday bringing the total to 884 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in...
    The Pentagon's anti-extremism watchdog has published its first report, revealing that the US Army had more incidents of alleged racist behavior than any other branch of the military.    A Department of Defense Inspector General report that was published on Wednesday revealed 33 allegations of 'racially motivated violent extremism' within the Army, with a similar number, 30, in the Navy between January 1 and September 30 of this year. The Marine Corps had seven instances while the Air Force reported zero but that branch of the military does not escape criticism - the report found ten allegations of its members attending the January 6th riot in Washington D.C. Air Force bosses lumped all its extremist incidents together, and reported 160 in total, including the unidentified members said to have rioted at the Capitol.  The highest number of racist incidents was in the Army with 34 incidents reported The Air Force was also the only service to report 'trespassing at the U.S. Capitol.'  When it came to instances of anti-government/anti-authority behavior, the Army documented 34 instances, 14 in the Navy and 25 from...
              moreby Eric Lendrum   In an unprecedented move, the Biden White House still has not yet released an official total of the number of illegal aliens who are currently occupying the United States, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Although the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has given those numbers to Congress in a report, that report has not yet been made public. Common practice dating back to the Obama Administration has been to release the report publicly shortly after the Congressional briefing, with a focus on the number of possible visa overstays. Congress has warned that “the large number of annual in-country alien overstays threatens national security and the integrity of legal immigration.” The report in question is formally called the “Entry/Exit Overstay Report,” and documents foreigners who were originally approved to stay in the United States with a visa, but whose visas have since expired. The report is compiled using travel data across multiple agencies, including DHS and the State Department. “For whatever reason, it appears political appointees are not disclosing a report produced by career subject matter experts,” said Jon...
    Loudoun County parents blasted the school board during its Tuesday meeting, the first to allow an audience since the board's June 22 meeting at which the father of a high school student who had been sexually assaulted was arrested. Community members were permitted into the board room meeting for the first time since a now-infamous incident in which Scott Smith, the father of a Loudoun County high school student, was arrested after a scuffle with law enforcement. LOUDOUN SCHOOL BOARD TO PERMIT SPECTATORS AT MEETINGS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE SEX ASSAULT UPROAR Smith's daughter had been sexually assaulted in the women's bathroom by a male student wearing a skirt. Smith says a woman at the board meeting told him she didn't believe his daughter had been raped, precipitating the struggle. Smith was found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest for his part in the incident. Since that meeting, anyone seeking to address the board during its public comment period had to wait in a line that snaked through the hallway of the building...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On the eve of the deadline for Allegheny County employees to be vaccinated or face termination, it appears the number of workers refusing to be vaccinated will be fewer than expected. At a demonstration earlier this month, county and city employees said they were dug in and would refuse vaccines even if it meant losing their jobs. But their numbers have since dwindled. READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Area Outpatient Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic To Expand Appointments Due To DemandAt the time, more than 100 corrections officers had not been vaccinated. But union chief Brian Englett said that has dropped to about 10. “A lot of my officers thought that they were taken emotionally hostage with two paychecks left before Christmas. A lot of these guys are close to retirement and they don’t want to lose their job or their benefits until they can retire from the jail,” he said. Across the board, the threat of termination appears to have achieved compliance. Nearly all of the workers in the Treasurer’s Office are fully vaccinated, as are the great majority...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 2,915 new confirmed COVID cases and 31 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 855,442. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,991. READ MORE: 77,647 Total Breakthrough COVID Cases Reported In Massachusetts, Which Is 1.6% Of Vaccinated PeopleThere were 63,676 total new tests reported. READ MORE: December Weather Preview: Could Boston Have A White Christmas?As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 4.46%. There are 906 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. MORE NEWS: Tuition At UMass Amherst Is Going Up In 2023There are also 190 patients currently in intensive care.
    Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images The first accuser in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell testified on Tuesday that Maxwell was the late financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s “number two.” The accuser, Lawrence Visoski, a former pilot, reportedly told the jury of five men and seven women on the second day of the trial, “Ms. Maxwell was number two. Mr. Epstein was a big number one.” “She was the one that pretty much handled most of the finance, my expenses, spending in the office,” he added. Visoski also testified that former President Bill Clinton, then-businessman Donald Trump, UK Prince Andrew, the late astronaut and Sen. John Glenn (D-OH), actors Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker flew on Epstein’s plane, according to The Guardian. Visoski said he did not see underage girls, according to The Guardian. Maxwell is charged with six counts including conspiracy and human trafficking. By the end of the trial, it is expected that the jury will have heard from four female victims of Epstein. The trial is taking place at the federal courthouse in Manhattan. Epstein committed suicide in his...
    SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed three additional local deaths in connection with the COVID-19 virus. The victims are an 80-year-old female that died on October 12, a 65-year-old female that died on November 9, and an 86-year-old male that died on November 15. The deaths bring the total to 182 local residents that have passed in conjunction with the virus. COVID19 was a contributing factor in their deaths, however, it does not preclude the existence of co-morbidities that may or may not have also contributed to their death. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 58 new cases on Tuesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 12,288 since the start of the outbreak. There were 23 more recoveries reported by ODH Tuesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,595 over the course of the pandemic. ODH reported six additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Tuesday bringing the total to 878 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during...
    (CBS4) – The Denver Broncos can pat themselves on the back just a little bit more heading toward Sunday’s matchup against the Kansas City Chefs. Three major website are moving up the Broncos in NFL power rankings after defeating the Los Angeles Charges during the Week 12 bout at home. Each website — NFL.com, ESPN and CPS Sports — had the team outside the top 20, and Sunday’s 28-19 victory has them inside the top-20 mix. No. 19 for NFL.com, No. 15 for ESPN and No. 14 for CBS Sports. Most notably, CBS Sports moved the Broncos up 10 places in its power rankings from the previous week. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) NFL.com “When the Broncos traded Von Miller to the Rams, it signaled the start of a new era for the defense. The kids were alright in Sunday’s 28-13 win over the Chargers. Denver heavily featured four rookies on defense and harassed Justin Herbert into three sacks, 10 QB hits and two interceptions. Both picks came courtesy of first-year corner Pat Surtain II; one snagged in the end zone with...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested for the virus on Long Island is rapidly approaching a dubious milestone. After remaining at or below 3 percent for most of the summer and early fall, Long Island has seen weeks of new waves of COVID-19 infections, with the average seven-day positivity rate jumping from 4.43 percent to 4.78 percent in the past three days, according to the state Department of Health. Statewide, the positivity rate also has been spiking, from 3.95 percent to 4.12 percent during the same timeframe, with the numbers expected to continue trending in the wrong direction following the first round of holiday gatherings. In Suffolk, 552 new COVID-19 cases were reported, bringing the total to 254,886 since the pandemic began, while Nassau recorded 452 new cases, as the total rose to 225,634. Forty-one new virus-related deaths were reported in New York in the latest update from the Department of Health including two in Nassau to bring the number of fatalities to 3,683 since the pandemic began, while the death doll increased by one to 3,329. Average...
    The positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested for the virus in the Hudson Valley has hit another new dubious milestone. According to the latest update from the state Department of Health, the average seven-day COVID-19 positive infection rate has spiked above 3.50 percent, from 3.30 percent to 3.51 percent over the last three days, following weeks of waves of new infections. Statewide, the average positivity rate also has been surging, from 3.95 percent to 4.12 percent during the same timeframe, with the numbers expected to continue trending in the wrong direction following the first round of holiday gatherings. Forty-one new virus-related deaths were reported in New York in the latest update from the Department of Health including two in Dutchess, and one in Ulster County. Average seven-day Infection rates in the state’s 10 regions according to the latest update from the Department of Health: Western New York: 10.24 percent (65.25 seven-day average number of new cases per 100,000 population); Finger Lakes: 9.62 percent (54.27); Mohawk Valley: 9.51 percent (56.40); North Country: 9.08 percent (53.53); Capital Region: 7.75 percent...
    There is one lucky Powerball lottery player on the Jersey Shore. The winning New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn on Monday. The third-tier prize was worth $50,000. And that ticket was purchased with the Power Play option, multiplying the prize to $100,000.  The winning ticket was sold at the ShopRite at Route 70 and Chambersbridge Road in Brick. (Ocean County). The winning numbers were: 18, 26, 28, 38, and 47. The Red Power Ball number was 17. The Power Play was 2X.  The Double Play drawing results for Monday's drawing were: 01, 31, 59, 67, and 68. The red Double Play Power Ball number was 14. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $264 million for the Wednesday, December 1, drawing.
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 14-year-old Philadelphia boy waiting for a bus to take him home from school was shot 18 times and killed Monday afternoon, police said. Samir Jefferson was waiting at a bus stop shortly before 3:30 p.m. Monday in a North Philadelphia neighborhood when two unknown shooters fired at least 36 shots, a Philadelphia police spokesperson said in an emailed incident report. Police said Jefferson was shot 18 times throughout his body. The boy died at a local hospital a short time later. The incident report said no motive for the shooting was known as of early Tuesday. But police officials said the shooting outside of a crowded pharmacy was witnessed by a number of people and at least partially recorded on surveillance footage. Officials told WPVI-TV that they had questioned two persons of interest, but as of early Tuesday no charges had been filed. Philadelphia has recorded 508 homicides in 2021 as of the end of day Monday, the highest number since at least 1990 and 12% more than the same time last year according...
    In Massachusetts, where 71% of the eligible population is vaccinated, cases are up 32% and hospitalizations are up 44%. Finally, in New York and New Jersey, where 68% of the eligible population is vaccinated, cases are up 13% and 39% and hospitalizations are up 18% and 28%, respectively.What else?The inverse is true for the least vaccinated states in the country. According to the Times data, each of the seven states with the lowest vaccination rates — West Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, Alabama, Mississippi, North Dakota, and Louisiana — are reporting significant declines in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the last 14 days. Of course, there are outliers to the apparent inverse relationship. In Washington state, where residents are 65% vaccinated, both cases and hospitalizations are down by double digits. Conversely, in both Missouri and Indiana, where just 51% of the population is vaccinated, both cases and hospitalizations are up by double digits. It could be that the virus is plaguing certain regions of the U.S., such as the Northeast and the Midwest, to a greater degree than the...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A longtime pilot for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein resumed his testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday, saying that the British socialite charged with helping the financier find teenage girls to sexually abuse was “Number 2” in the hierarchy of Epstein’s operations. Lawrence Paul Visoski Jr. is the first witness in the sex trafficking trial of Maxwell, 59, a woman who traveled for decades in circles that put her in contact with accomplished and wealthy people before her July 2020 arrest. Asked where Maxwell stood in the hierarchy of Epstein’s world, Visoski said Maxwell “was the Number 2.” He added that “Epstein was the big Number 1.” The testimony supports what Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Pomerantz told jurors in her opening statement Monday when she said Epstein and Maxwell were “partners in crime.” Pomerantz said Maxwell recruited and groomed girls for Epstein to sexually abuse from 1994 to at least 2004. Maxwell has pleaded not guilty and her lawyer says she’s being made a scapegoat for Epstein’s bad behavior. Visoski testified briefly on Monday...
    Glamorous Spanish tennis star Garbine Muguruza has been wooed by jet-setting Tom Ford designer Arthur Borges - just months after he announced the end of his marriage to top Finnish figure skater Kiira Korpi. One-time Wimbledon and French Open champion Muguruza, 28, posed for photos with handsome Borges, a New York-based designer, after winning a recent WTA tournament in Mexico - and Borges has since been sharing romantic photos of the apparent new couple from a five-star resort in Anguilla.  Muguruza's has manager confirmed to MailOnline that the pair are dating.  Borges, 37, who is Director of Made to Measure North America (Tom Ford), recently split from his partner of 11 years, Finnish figure skater Korpi, who's known to her fans as the 'Ice Princess' - the pair announced their marriage was over in June.  Scroll down for video  New couple? French Open and Wimbledon winner Garbine Muguruza, 28, looks loved up with apparent new squeeze Arthur Borges during a recent Caribbean holiday Romance: While the tennis star hasn't yet posted of herself and Borges to her own Instagram account, she did share a short...
    With the number of new COVID-19 infections on the rise across Connecticut, the state has reported a fresh spike in the number of virus-related cases and deaths at area nursing homes, according to newly released data. In the past two weeks, there have been at least a dozen newly-confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in Connecticut, the largest number since the middle of the summer. In total, according to the Department of Health, there were 125 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among nursing home residents between Wednesday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 23. Sixty-seven staff members at Connecticut nursing homes have also tested positive during that same stretch. 
“With the holidays and colder weather approaching, we expect cases of COVID-19 to rise in the community, which increases the chances that COVID-19 cases will rise in long-term care settings,” Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani said. According to the Department of Health, of the new COVID-19 fatalities, five were at the Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center in New Milford in Litchfield County, which reported 36 confirmed cases among its 105 residents and...
    A WOMAN who has been married 11 times has revealed that she has not yet given up on love. Monet, 52, has had nine different husbands and eleven weddings, having married two of her blokes twice. 10Monet has been married no less than 11 times and knew husband number eight just a week before their weddingCredit: TLC 10Monet's second husband was so nice that she married him twiceCredit: TLC 10And the same goes for husband number sixCredit: TLC 10Monet met her first husband in schoolCredit: TLC The mum was an early bloomer when it came to marriage, first making her way down the aisle shortly after leaving school. Speaking on TLC’s Addicted to Marriage, Monet said: “My first husband I knew in high school and I told my sister I was going to marry him one day and I married him two months later. “My second husband we just had a lot of fun together but we got divorced but we thought we could work it out so I married him again.” Monet’s fourth husband was a dad, and while...
    The FBI conducted 187,585 National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) checks on gun sales and transfers on Black Friday 2021 alone. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports the Black Friday 2021 NICS checks surpassed those of 2020, which came in at 186,645. Moreover, NSSF noted that the FBI performed a total of 687,788 NICS checks during the entire week, including those on Black Friday. NSSF president Joe Bartozzi commented on the tremendous number of background checks conducted last week: This figure of over 687,000 background checks is truly remarkable. This year has already been shaping up to be the second strongest year for firearm sales on record, second only to 2020’s record-breaking number of 21 million background checks for a firearm sale. We anticipate, based on annual data, that firearm sales will rise during the final month of the year coinciding with hunting seasons and holiday sales. This figure, though, underscores the appetite for lawful firearm ownership in America and the resilience of the firearm and ammunition industry to meet that demand. Background checks have been relatively high during 2021, with the...
    (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 1,936 cases on Nov. 27 and 1,060 new cases for the next day. The number of COVID hospitalizations is down slightly to 1,473 — the lowest number in about two weeks. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Steamboat Ski Resort Opens After Weather DelayNearly 1,200 of those hospitalized are not vaccinated. READ MORE: Thornton Man Suing Travis Scott After Deadly Astroworld Festival, Citing Collapsed Lung And Other InjuriesThe state’s 7-day positivity rate still remains above experts goal of 5%, sitting at 9%. Efforts continue across the state to get as many people a COVID vaccine. The Colorado Homebuilding Academy and Uplands Community Collective hosted a mobile vaccine clinic in Westminster. MORE NEWS: Craft Beer Might Get More Expensive After Announcement From Colorado's Ball Corp.First, second or booster vaccines were available.
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 5,497 new confirmed COVID cases and 21 additional deaths in the state on Monday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 852,527. The total number of confirmed deaths is now 18,960. There were 103,125 total new tests reported. As of Monday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 3.72%. There are 839 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. There are also 178 patients currently in intensive care.
    Spencer Platt/Getty A sign for a Covid testing site stands in Staten Island on November 29, 2021 in New York City. Across New York City and the nation, people are being encouraged to get either the booster shot or the Covid-19 vaccine, especially with the newly discovered omicron variant slowly emerging in countries around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the B.1.1.529 lineage of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have emerged in southern Africa, is to be designated as a variant of concern (VoC) named omicron. This decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in pandemic management on a global scale. The WHO has recommended, among other things, increased surveillance, particularly virus genome sequencing; focused research to understand the dangers posed by this variant; and ramping up mitigation measures, such as mandatory mask wearing. Greater restrictions on international travel have already come into force in the UK and many other countries. Indeed, Japan has closed its borders to all foreign visitors. The speed with which the omicron variant was designated a VoC was...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The number of hospitalized adults with COVID-19 in Michigan has reached a new pandemic high on Monday, Nov. 29. The total of 4,181 surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which was set seven months ago during the state’s third wave. READ MORE: Journalist Danny Fenster Helps Light Menorah In DetroitOnly Minnesota had a higher seven-case case rate than Michigan as of Sunday, Nov. 28, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. READ MORE: Police Arrest 2 People After 63-Year-Old Woman Was Raped Outside Detroit ChurchState health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and to wear masks in public settings to limit the spread of the coronavirus amid the fourth surge. The federal government has deployed military medical staffers to help Michigan hospitals cope. For more information on the number of hospitalized adults with COVID-19 in the state of Michigan, visit here. MORE NEWS: Livonia Police Seek Suspect After Tip Jar Stolen From Coffee Shop© 2021 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 43 new cases on Monday for Scioto County bringing the total to 12,235 since the start of the outbreak. There were 15 more recoveries reported by ODH Monday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,572 over the course of the pandemic. ODH reported two additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Monday bringing the total to 872 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19. The level of community transmission for Scioto County continues to be high. The number of original vaccines completed in Scioto County is 32,968 or 43.77% of the total population of the county (75,315). The number of additional doses (booster shots) received is 7,597.
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (CNS) -- A ticket was sold with all six numbers in Saturday's SuperLotto Plus drawing, and it's worth $38 million.The winning ticket was sold at the Plum Canyon Shell gas station on Skyline Ranch Road in Santa Clarita.One ticket with five winning numbers, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a market in Castroville and is worth $35,393, the California Lottery announced.The numbers drawn Saturday night were 1, 11, 27, 31, 36 and the Mega number was 22.The drawing was the 32nd since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 41,416,353, according to the California Lottery.MORE | How does the lottery jackpot grow?EMBED More News Videos Each jackpot starts at $40 million, but how does it grow to hundreds of millions or more?
    SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) — It’s looking like an especially merry holiday season for one lucky person after a ticket purchased at a gas station in Santa Clarita matched all six numbers in this Saturday’s Super Lotto Plus drawing. California Lottery officials say a ticket sold at Plum Canyon Shell, 19161 Skyline Ranch Road, matched all six numbers – including the Mega number – in Saturday’s drawing. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 27, 31, and 36, and the Mega number was 22. SuperLotto Plus Winning Numbers Saturday, November 27, 2021 7:45 PM1-11-27-31-36-Mega-22https://t.co/Pdkedievl3 — California Lottery (@calottery) November 28, 2021 READ MORE: Woman, 4 Children Shot And Killed In Lancaster HomeThe ticket is worth a very merry $38 million. Plum Canyon Shell will receive $190,000 for selling the winning ticket. READ MORE: Man Killed After Large Tree Topples Onto Encino HomeThat ticket wasn’t the only big winner on Saturday night. According to California Lottery officials, a Powerball ticket sold at Lichine’s Liquor & Deli in Sacramento matched five numbers in Sunday night’s drawing and is now worth $1.7 million. The...
    More On: michael strahan Insiders say ‘CBS: This Morning’ is copying ‘GMA’ with Nate Burleson hire Morgan Wallen admits to using N-word around ‘certain group of friends’ Michael Strahan’s ex-wife arrested for allegedly harassing her former girlfriend Surprise! Michael Strahan still has his tooth gap in epic April Fools’ joke Giants legend-turned-“Good Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan was feted with a jersey retirement party on Saturday night at TAO Downtown. Among 150 guests at the bash, we hear, were Giants brass John Mara and Steve Tisch, as well as former player Justin Tuck, skier Lindsey Vonn, ex-Yankees hurler CC Sabathia, NFL insider Jay Glazer, model Camille Kostek and chef Josh Capon. The party the night before the Giants retired Strahan’s number, 92, during a game against the Eagles was hosted by Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini’s SMAC Entertainment with Don Julio tequila and Men’s Wearhouse. SMAC is a talent management firm, production company, and business incubator that Strahan co-founded with former NFL marketing executive Schwartz-Morini. We’re told DJ Skribble spun tunes at the party and that Strahan wore an outfit from his own clothing line for the jersey retirement. The Giants retired 50-year-old...
    The COVID-19 omicron variant has an "unprecedented number of spike mutations" and poses a "very high" global risk, the World Health Organization said Monday. Because of fears that the new variant has the potential to be more resistant to the protection offered by vaccines, there are growing concerns around the world that the pandemic and associated lockdown restrictions will persist for far longer than hoped. "The overall global risk related to the new variant of concern omicron is assessed as very high," the WHO said, according to Reuters. The health body said countries should make sure that there are "mitigation plans in place" to deal with an increase in new cases. Scientists are working to determine how effective vaccines are in preventing infections with the new variant. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS  VideoThe U.K. on Saturday tightened its rules on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases. New cases were confirmed Saturday in Germany and Italy, with Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong also reporting that the variant has been found in travelers. A...
    FORD HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- Police are looking for two men that allegedly carjacked a Doordash delivery driver and her family, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.Just after 7 p.m. Saturday, the driver, 46, told investigators they pulled up to a home that appeared to be abandoned in the 11-hundred block of Werline Avenue in Ford Heights.The driver was attempting to deliver food to the address that was ordered via the Doordash app, deputies said.That's when she noticed the two men walking toward her car while her 64-year-old mother and 11-year-old daughter were inside.The driver then ran back towards her car, screaming for the men not to hurt them, according to deputies.One man pointed a gun and ordered them out the car.Deputies said they are looking for a black 2018 Mazda 3 with the license plate number CH62717.Anyone with information is asked to call the Cook County Sheriff's Detective at 708-865-4896, or the sheriff's office non-emergency number at 847-635-1188.Authorities also encourage motorists to be aware of their surroundings and to exercise caution if they see individual(s) that raise suspicion....
    President BidenJoe BidenGOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips Five House members meet with Taiwanese president despite Chinese objections Sunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist MORE will provide an update on his administration's response to the new COVID-19 omicron variant on Monday, according to the White House, after Dr. Anthony FauciAnthony FauciSunday shows preview: New COVID-19 variant emerges; supply chain issues and inflation persist NY governor declares state of emergency to prepare for omicron US to restrict travel from eight African nations over new COVID-19 concerns MORE said it will take roughly two weeks to gather more information on the new strain. Biden met with Fauci and members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team on Sunday, two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting to discuss the new COVID-19 strain, which it labeled a variant of concern. In a readout on Sunday, the White House said Biden will “provide an update about the new variant and the U.S. response on Monday.” Since being discovered in South Africa, the omicron variant...
    Ulster County has declared a state of emergency due to rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan made the announcement on Sunday, Nov. 28, saying the order will be in effect for at least 30 days.  Ryan said since Halloween, active cases have tripled in the county. He urged residents to get vaccinated against COVID and to get their booster shots if they are six months past their last vaccine dose. "With COVID cases and hospitalizations surging, and the emergence of a new and potentially more dangerous variant, we must step up our efforts to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents," Ryan said in a statement. "Informed by real-time data and the advice of our team of public health experts, this emergency order is an important step to allow the County to respond rapidly and effectively in order to combat the virus." Ryan said the order will allow the county to respond more rapidly to the rising cases. Find the county's vaccine resource center here.
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Communal farmers and butterfly guides are hoping for a rebound in the number of monarch butterflies — and tourists — at their wintering grounds in central Mexico after a bad year for both last year. Experts say it is too early to calculate the number of monarchs, which migrate from the U.S. and Canada each year to forests west of Mexico’s capital. A formal survey will be carried out in December. But the butterflies have come to represent an important source of income for the farmers who own much of the pine and fir forest where the monarchs clump together in trees. Already this year, some of the orange-and-black monarchs have settled into trees for the winter. After a devastating drop in tourism because of the pandemic last year, and a 26% drop in the number of butterflies, farmer and tourist guide Silvestre de Jesús Cruz, 49, is pinning his hopes on a better year for both this year. “Last year was a little harder, because there were a lot fewer people. But...
    FORMER NFL all-star Michael Strahan played for the New York Giants for 15 seasons. On Sunday, November 28, 2021, the team honored him by retiring his jersey. 2Michael Strahan's jersey number was retired by the New York GiantsCredit: Getty Images What was Michael Strahan's jersey number? Michael Strahan was number 92 on the New York Giants. The Giants retired Strahan's jersey number during halftime on Sunday as they played against the Philadelphia Eagles. "All of the things that I did with the Giants, I would have expected it a little bit sooner, but it's still an honor," said Strahan of the news that his jersey was being retired. "Things come in the time in which they're meant to come and not at the time in which you want them to come, sometimes. "That's the way I'm looking at it. I don't want it to look as if I'm ungrateful or I'm not honored by it, because I truly am. I probably would've expected it to come a little bit sooner than it did." Strahan was...
    SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 26 new cases on Sunday for Scioto County bringing the total to 12,192 since the start of the outbreak. There were 17 more recoveries reported by ODH Sunday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 11,557 over the course of the pandemic. ODH reported no additional hospitalizations for Scioto County Sunday so the total stays at 870 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19. The level of community transmission for Scioto County continues to be high. The number of original vaccines completed in Scioto County is 32,966 or 43.77% of the total population of the county (75,315). The number of additional doses (booster shots) received is 7,572.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Starting Monday, the U.S. is expected to restrict travelers from South Africa and seven other African countries because of the new omicron variant of the virus. The restrictions on incoming air travel will include Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, and Eswatini. The move is the result of more countries confirming cases of the rapidly spreading omicron variant. READ MORE: Sunday Expected To Be Busiest Travel Day Of Thanksgiving Season At LAXThe variant was first discovered in South Africa days ago. Experts want to determine if the variant makes people sicker than the Delta strain and whether vaccines will remain as effective. READ MORE: Suspicious Vehicle Prompts Response From SWAT, Beverly Hills Police“This variant has a large number of mutations and the concern is when you have so many mutations it can have an impact on how the virus behaves,” said Maria Van Kerkhove of the World Health Organization. Health experts say the variant may be even more contagious than the Delta variant. It has an unusually high number of mutations — more than 30 in...
              more   The four-week average number of Florida jobless claims reached its lowest mark since before the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) released the information on Wednesday. The data reflected 5,343 first-time unemployment claims filed in Florida during the week that ended November 20, which dropped the four-week average to 6,045 claims. Prior to March 15th, 2020, the beginning of the pandemic, the four-week average of jobless claims was 5,376. This is slightly higher than the data recorded last week which only reflects one week, but is also slightly less than the four-week average. The beginning of the pandemic caused many businesses to either shut down or scale back. The number of new unemployment claims immediately jumped to 74,313 within the first week, and reached its peak a month later with 506,670 claims for the week ending April 18th, 2020. In a recent press conference highlighting Florida’s job growth and continued decline of the number of unemployment claims, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated, “We have a great business environment for (manufacturing). A lot of the places where...
    THE Royal Mint has announced a new 50p coin will be launched next year to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be the first time a royal event will appear on the tails side of the coin and the design has even been approved by the Queen. 3Featuring the number 70 to denote the number of years the Queen has reigned up to 2022, her cypher will also be nestled inside the zeroCredit: PA 3The Royal Mint has commemorated the Queen over the years for the Queen's Silver, Gold and Diamond JubileesCredit: Getty Featuring the number 70 to denote the number of years the Queen has reigned up to 2022, her cypher will also be nestled inside the zero as the central focus of the design. Clare Maclennan, divisional director of commemorative coin at the Royal Mint, said: "The Royal Mint has a proud history of striking coins for British monarchs and 2022 sees one of the greatest celebrations of Her Majesty the Queen with the upcoming Platinum Jubilee. "Marking 70 days until the anniversary of the Queen's accession...