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    CHICAGO — More Chicagoans are learning about coronavirus vaccines as volunteers throughout the city try to help more people get their shots. The city rolled out its Vaccine Ambassador program in earlier this summer, focusing on reaching residents in 13 South and West Side neighborhoods where vaccination rates were lagging most. Residents and community organizations were trained to canvass...
    White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain claimed Wednesday the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package would “cost zero.” “We have found a way to pay for every part of the spending with taxes,” Klain told finance specialists at the Annual Salt Conference in New York, the New York Post reported. “The net cost of ‘Build Back Better’ is zero,” he said of...
    The upcoming redistricting process, expected to be a major focus of the 2022 legislative session, will be the second time state lawmakers will craft legislative and congressional districts following the passage of “Fair Districts” constitutional amendments approved by Florida voters in 2010.eyegelb/Adobe As legislators start the once-a-decade political redistricting process next week, a national group released polling data Thursday indicating...
    ‘Gilmore Girls’ Cast: Where Are They Now? 7 Ways To Raise Financially Wise Gen Z Kids By Mike Barner, RotoWire Special to Yahoo Sports One of the keys to having a successful fantasy basketball season is determining which players are poised for breakout campaigns. Whether it’s because of their improvement, or the betterment of the situation around them, every season...
    The pace of inventory accumulation by U.S. businesses slowed in July but the extent of the slump was partially hidden by high inflation. Business inventories rose 0.5 percent following a 0.9 percent increase in June, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. Inventories are a key part of the calculation of gross domestic product. And inventory growth is often a signal...
    The apprehension of migrants in the Del Rio Sector rose more than 190 percent since President Joe Biden took office in January. The sector is now the scene of explosive numbers of mostly Haitian migrants illegally crossing the border in the region with almost no physical barriers to entry. When President Biden took office in January, Del Rio Sector agents...
    Former President Donald Trump dominates the field in a hypothetical 2024 Republican primary, a McLaughlin & Associates survey released this week found. The survey, taken September 9-14, 2021, asked Republican primary voters, “Thinking ahead to the 2024 Republican primary election for President, if that election were held today among the following candidates, for whom would you vote?” The survey showed Trump dominating...
    By a wide margin, the next generation of Americans is widely opposed to “cancel culture,” or politically correct censorship and ostracization, even more so than members of the Boomer and Gen X generations, leaving Millennials as the only generation more likely to view cancel culture positively or neutrally than negatively. That’s the result of a new poll from Morning Consult,...
    President BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Democrats advance tax plan through hurdles MORE on Thursday went after big corporations and wealthy Americans while promoting his economic agenda that congressional Democrats are working to get across the finish...
    ‘Gilmore Girls’ Cast: Where Are They Now? How Much Money Gen Z Makes in Every State The NHL is anticipating that almost all of its 700 players will be fully vaccinated when the 2021-22 season begins next month. © Provided by NBC Sports NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Athletic on Tuesday that there will probably be fewer...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) has been holding private talks with advisers and supporters about the possibility of a gubernatorial run, CNBC reported. James, who led the investigation into sexual harassment claims against former Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoGovernors brace for 2022 after year in pandemic spotlight Tucker Carlson says he lies when 'I'm really cornered or something' Judge blocks NY state vaccine mandate...
    Nursing assistants in long term care facilities - who work closest with vulnerable residents - are the least likely to be vaccinated against COVID-19 than any other staff position, a new study finds.  An analysis was performed by researchers from the University of Rochester, in New York, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They found that less than half, only...
    Price increases remain widespread in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region, a survey conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed on Thursday. The Philadelphia Fed said that manufacturers continued to raise prices on products and faced higher prices on materials in September, although this impact had somewhat narrowed from the multi-decade highs hit in August. The easing of inflationary pressures was...
    IF YOU dread waking up in the mornings, you’re not alone. A survey of 2,000 Americans found that one in seven respondents said they’re not morning people, with 35 percent saying they still feel tired and another 31 percent feeling groggy. 3People who skip meals tend to dream about foodCredit: Getty 3People will sometimes sleep in over having breaskfastCredit: Getty...
    WinRed, the GOP’s online fundraising clearinghouse, announced on Thursday that it would lower the fees it charges candidates and political committees, a seemingly small change that it says will significantly boost the amount of money in campaigns’ accounts. Beginning January 2022, the for-profit platform will charge a flat 3.94 percent fee per donation, dropping its current model that requires campaigns...
    Following his dominating performance in Tuesday's recall election, California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBiden hails Newsom win as validation on pandemic policies The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Simone Biles, gymnastics stars slam FBI during Nassar testimony Coronavirus most important issue among California voters, exit polling shows MORE (D) said a presidential bid has “100 percent never been...
    Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 200,000 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico during the month of August. This represents an increase of more 312 percent increase over the same month in 2020. The apprehension of migrants by Border Patrol agents along the southwestern border with Mexico fell slightly for the first time since President Joe Biden took office...
    This week, Inside the Clubhouse looks at the tight Cy Young races in both leagues, looming extensions decisions for the Braves and more. Following the 2020 season, one rival executive opined that “A.J. Preller took David Stearns’ lunch money” in a deal that sent outfielder Trent Grisham and pitcher Zach Davies from the Milwaukee Brewers to the San Diego Padres...
    Share this: ON THIS DAY IN 1934, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “Turned down on the one hand by his Board of Aldermen and on the other by the federal government, Mayor [Fiorello] LaGuardia late yesterday cast about almost hopelessly for funds with which to feed New York’s 400,000 jobless, needy families. And while it seemed that nothing short of...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Hello! Patchy fog is around this morning with partly cloudy skies expected for the afternoon. I have high temperatures today failing to hit the 80-degree mark and I have Pittsburgh hitting 77 degrees. READ MORE: Hempfield Area School District Opening Pre-K Classroom Through State Grant WEATHER LINKS: Current Conditions | School Delays & Closings |...
                      by Sarah Imgrund  Attempts to sanction scholars for their speech, research or teaching practices has skyrocketed since 2015, with about three in four campaigns leading to some form of professional sanction – including termination – according to a new report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Such attacks...
                        Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R) and her Connecticut colleague Richard Blumenthal (D) announced this week they’re launching an inquiry into revelations, reported by The Wall Street Journal about Facebook’s knowledge of harms its products may pose to their young users. Blumenthal chairs the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are dominating their potential Democrat challengers in hypothetical matchups ahead of the 2022 elections, a Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll released this month found. The survey, taken August 20-24, 2021, among 1,000 eligible voters in Florida, showed Floridians giving the Republican governor a positive approval rating, 47 percent to 36 percent,...
    Just 18 of 53 legislators in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) signed a letter urging top Democrats to push four big unpopular amnesties through Congress. Thirty-five CBC legislators did not sign the letter — and the 18 signers mostly come from districts where black voters are in the minority. The 2:1 split spotlights the unpopularity of the proposed amnesties among...
    The latest poll from Redfield & Wilton Strategies shows that Wisconsin’s Democrat incumbent, Gov. Tony Evers, is tied in a hypothetical poll with Republican candidate and former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The poll found, in the hypothetical scenario of Evers facing Kleefisch, the two are currently in a tie, both with 41 percent of the vote, a little more than a year out from...
    Actor Jeff Daniels told CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert that white Americans suffer from a “blindness” and said if they “get educated” — reading books by leftist authors like Ta-Nehisis Coates — and “accept that systemic racism exists,” we can all “welcome in a new America.” Daniels told Colbert he was eager to get back on the Broadway stage, starring...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – DFW area food banks are starting to become concerned with the rising prices of food, mainly protein products. U.S. Government data shows beef is up 14 percent, pork is up 12 percent and poultry is up 6.6 percent in costs compared to December of 2020. READ MORE: Routine Cancer Screenings Still Havent Returned To Pre-COVID Levels...
    American businesses’ expectations of future inflation hit a record high last month, according to a report released Wednesday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, potentially undermining confidence among Fed officials that inflation pressures will ease over time. The Atlanta Fed’s survey of U.S. businesses found that inflation was expected to be runing at a rate of 3.1 percent 12-months...
    A growing number of young people are combating “climate anxiety,” and a majority think “humanity is doomed,” according to a study  published in Lancet Planetary Health Tuesday. According to the study, which authors claim is the most comprehensive study in the world analyzing “young people’s fear about the climate crisis,” 45 percent of 16-25-year-olds said, “climate-related anxiety and distress is affecting their...
    President Joe Biden is looking to team up with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, as well as multinational corporations, to bring Afghans to the United States for permanent resettlement. This week, former officials with the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations launched the organization Welcome.us which will work with multinational corporations like Airbnb, Walmart, Starbucks, Instacart,...
    Sixteen U.S. states now have obesity rates of at least 35 percent - more than ever before, new maps reveals. More than one-third of adults in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia were dangerously overweight in 2020, according to the data released on Wednesday by the Centers...
    A positive COVID-19 infection rate that spiked above 4 percent in Connecticut this week dipped back to normal the following day, according to the state Department of Health. There were 13,749 COVID-19 tests administered statewide on Tuesday, Sept. 14, resulting in 401 new laboratory-confirmed infections for a 2.92 percent daily positive infection rate. The latest figure came a day after...
    Landlords are increasing rents in New York City by as much as 70 percent as markets in some boroughs return to pre-pandemic levels.  Amid the depths of the coronavirus-led economic devastation, and exodus of people from New York City, the median asking in rent in all boroughs except Staten Island dropped in early 2021 to levels in not seen in...
    The convener allocation for CSE related courses is 34,129ECE is in second place with 12,582 seatsStatus of engineering sites in the state Today, Hyderabad: If a student says he is studying B.Tech, there is no need to ask specifically which branch in the state it is. This is because more than half of the engineering seats in the state...
    Each of Massachusetts’ 14 counties has now been designated within the “high transmission” category for COVID-19 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With variants of the virus surging through the region, the CDC no counties in Massachusetts fall under the “substantial” or “low” designation. "Substantial” transmission means the county has seen between 50 and 99.99...
    By Larry Keane There’s an interesting shift concerning Americans’ attitudes toward guns and gun control. Pew Research Center, a Washington, D.C. think tank that tracks attitudes on social issues, public opinion and demographic trends updated their research on guns. Gun ownership is rising and the appetite for gun control is waning at the same time. Background checks for gun sales...
    State and local governments have shed more than 400,000 jobs since the beginning of 2020, and those jobs have been far slower to return than the private sector positions that have rebounded after the initial shock of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic lockdowns. And there are signs that the exodus of government employees has not reached its nadir: Private...
    President Joe Biden’s approval rating on the Chinese coronavirus has sunk underwater after he placed vaccine mandates on mid-sized to large businesses and federal employees and contractors, according to Tuesday’s Quinnipiac University poll. Only 48 percent of U.S. adult respondents approve of Biden’s handling of the coronavirus crisis with 49 disapproving. In August, those numbers were flipped. Fifty-three percent approved and...
    President Joe Biden hailed California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s victory in Tuesday’s recall election as validation of the coronavirus pandemic policies spearheaded by the Democrat governor. “Congratulations to Governor Gavin Newsom on defeating the recall vote,” Biden said in a statement. “This vote is a resounding win for the approach that he and I share to beating the pandemic: strong vaccine...
    CHICAGO — Young Chicagoans are increasingly getting vaccinated against coronavirus. The Chicago Department of Public Health said 51.2 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds in the city are fully vaccinated as of Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer vaccine for kids 12 and older in May. With that milestone, Chicago pre-teens and teens are quickly ramping up...
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remains skeptical of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots ahead of an advisory committee meeting on Friday despite Pfizer-BioNTech releasing new data suggesting the need for them. The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) will meet at the end of the week to discuss data on potential third doses. Members will vote on...
    One in ten children infected with coronavirus may suffer from 'long Covid,' a new study suggests. The Israeli Health Ministry surveyed 13,834 parents of children between ages three to 18 who recovered from the virus. More than 10 percent of parents reported their sons and daughters were still experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 months later. However, rates dropped to as low...
    Daytime TV host Wendy Williams revealed that she has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 just days after she was spotted appearing sickly and wearing hospital socks outside her apartment in New York City.  Williams, 57, said that she would be continuing health evaluations and in order to allow her time to quarantine and recover. It means the...
    JOE Biden is closing in on his ninth month as president and is facing a record-low approval rating. September 20 marks Biden's ninth month in office and less than half of Americans approve of the job the president has done so far, according to a survey. 2Less than half of Americans approve of the job Joe Biden has done so...
    25 underrated band members who deserve more love 5 Kitchen Appliances That Just Aren’t Worth It © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Bengals will be without one of their key defenders for at least three weeks. In his Wednesday press conference, head coach Zac Taylor told reporters that safety...
    There were four new COVID-19 fatalities recorded in the Hudson Valley as the region continues contending with a positive infection rate above 4 percent. In the latest update from the state Department of Health, the average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate of those tested in the Hudson Valley dipped for the third straight day, from 3.67 percent on Saturday, Sept....
    A FUSSY baby equals one frantic mother. Most moms agree they’d do anything to relieve their kids of their upset tummies, according to new research.   3Moms had admitted that they feel guilty asking for helpCredit: Getty 3They worry that they can't help their childrenCredit: Getty A survey of 1,289 mothers of children ages 2 to 9 who either suffered...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — An ‘extraordinary’ surge in meat exports to Asia, particularly to China, has helped the sprawling Port of Oakland recover from the economic doldrums of the COVID pandemic. According to data released Wednesday, Oakland exported the equivalent of 25,200 20-foot containers of beef through July. Shipping officials were estimating the total value of beef exports to Asia...
    Two Boston city council members will face off in November for the right to become the first woman elected to govern one of America’s most significant cities. Preliminary results show Michelle Wu, an at-large member of the city council who scored 33 percent of the vote, and Dorchester council member Annissa Essaibi George, who won 22.5 percent, leading the field...
    A bamboo steamer is the secret to quick, easy dinner When will Jacob deGrom return? Injury update on Mets ace as season nears end © Provided by People Rob Latour/Shutterstock Caitlyn Jenner Caitlyn Jenner won't be the next governor of California — and doesn't appear to have made much impression on the state's voters. Running as a Republican candidate...