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    (CNN)Mass shootings in the United States increased during the coronavirus pandemic, and even doubled in July 2020 compared to a year earlier, according to research published in the journal JAMA Open Network Thursday.Researchers focused on data between April 2020 and July 2021 from the Gun Violence Archive on mass shootings, in which four or more people were killed or injured,...
    According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the number of federal background checks for gun purchases reached an all-time high of 21 million in 2020. Retailer surveys from that year indicated that 40 percent of gun sales went to those purchasing their first firearm, totalling 8.4 million people. Another survey released last week found that more than 3.2 million...
    Parks and Recreation Cast: Where Are They Now? ESG investing can boost your stock market returns but it shouldn’t drive your portfolio Plenty of Eagles fans who may have been skeptical about quarterback Jalen Hurts decided to vote with their credit cards after he played incredibly well in his 2021 debut. © Provided by NBC Sports Via Damichael Cole...
    LaylaBird The tax package House Democrats unveiled this week would increase the so-called marriage penalty for wealthy couples. Couples who file a joint tax return experience a marriage penalty if their income-tax bill is larger than the one they'd get filing as single taxpayers. A penalty is more common when each spouse earns a similar income, according to the Tax...
    (CNN)Every few years, the most Washington possible debate engulfs the nation's capitol: Whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.The issue is whether or not to increase the amount that the US government can borrow against itself before a certain date when it runs out of money. It's all massive numbers and misunderstandings: Increasing the debt ceiling isn't really about...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Calls are growing to increase fines on illegal dirt bikes on the streets of New York City.Mayor Bill de Blasio will join members of the NYPD and Department of Sanitation to deliver remarks and crush illegal dirt bikes and ATVs on Staten Island Thursday afternoon.Officials say eight people have died in dirt bike or off road...
    In this article F2022 Ford F-150 LightningFordDEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor is expanding hiring to increase production capacity for its all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup as it begins building prototypes of the electric pickup. The Detroit automaker said Thursday that it plans to invest an additional $250 million and add 450 jobs across three Michigan facilities, including the Rouge Electric Vehicle...
    Lifestyle changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic increased the rate of elementary schoolers who developed nearsightedness, a new study finds. Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangdong, China, found that the number of children diagnosed with nearsightedness - also known as myopia - in 2020 was double compared to 2019. They ascribe the increase to the pandemic and children spending...
    Maryana Iskander, the incoming CEO for the Wikimedia Foundation, said in an interview with The Washington Post published on Wednesday that she is aiming to increase diversity among Wikipedia contributors and editors. "I think that trying to increase the diversity of who creates knowledge, who edits knowledge, that's been the long priority of the movement and of the foundation [and]...
    SOCIAL Security claimants are set to get a monthly payment boost of almost $100 next year, according to the latest estimates. This is due to an expected raise of 6% or 6.1% in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), which is usually given to all Social Security recipients. 1Social Security payments could rocket by almost $100 a month next yearCredit: Getty The...
    Sean Hannity called out President Joe Biden on Wednesday, arguing there is a long list of leadership failures that have accumulated over the past eight months. Along with "abandoning Americans in Afghanistan," Hannity argued "surging inflation, reckless spending, rising crime, COVID" shows an "unmitigated disaster" that has unfolded under the president’s administration.  SEN. TED CRUZ: BLOOD WILL BE SPILLED OVER...
    An NRA instructor described as "the Left’s worst nightmare" helped train thousands of minority women from Detroit on how to safely protect themselves with guns "to ensure they’re never victims." "The left thinks the Second Amendment wasn’t made for people who look like us. They said the same thing during the Jim Crow era too," NRA instructor Rick Ector, who...
    (CNN)It is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The Jewish holy day began last night at sundown and is considered the most important and sacred of Jewish religious holidays. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox...
    House Democrats are fighting hard to pass a multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package full of new spending and tax measures. While the exact scope and funding of the bill are not yet finalized, here are highlights of what Democrats have laid out in legislation at the committee level this week: SPENDING MEASURES Workplace leave Democrats hope to create...
    MULLICA HILL, N.J. (CBS) — As Mullica Hill residents continue to clean up from tornados that swept through two weeks ago, authorities are trying to prevent people from taking advantage of those most vulnerable. The homes in the neighborhood are now boarded up and covered with tarp. As difficult as times are right now for those cleaning up these homes,...
    HIGHLANDTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — A rise in hate crimes in the area means more federal law enforcement on the ground across the area this month. FBI agents stick out on city streets and this Wednesday morning, agents with the FBI Baltimore Field Office’s Civil Rights Division went door to door — business to business. READ MORE: Health Officials Say Covid-19...
    More than 200,000 migrants again crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in August, according to Fox News Channel. A Department of Homeland Security source previewed the latest numbers for the network, saying that there were 208,887 encounters last month.  That is fewer than the 212,000 encounters in July, but still represents a 317 per cent increase in crossing from August 2020, when there were...
    BOWIE, Md. (WJZ) — Officials at Bowie State University announced that the school has received a $1 million donation from Adobe as part of the Adobe Anchor School Program. “This new partnership with Adobe will enable Bowie State to amplify the work we’ve already begun to create an entrepreneurial environment for innovation, enabling greater supports for increasing digital literacy in...
    (CNN)As school districts across the country reopen, some state officials are voicing concern about the vulnerability of children as the highly contagious coronavirus Delta variant takes aim at the unvaccinated. Covid-19 cases are surging among children as the school year begins -- many in districts without mask mandates -- continuing to force quarantines and other disruptions. The latest weekly count...
    Though last year’s racial justice protests unleashed an avalanche of donations for minority causes, the philanthropic community remains divided about which donations should be counted as advancing racial equity. Candid, a leading philanthropy research organization, told The Associated Press that it broadened its definition of racial equity to better reflect the intent of contributors and to help foster additional donations....
    DETROIT (AP) — Wayne State University in Detroit and a faculty union have reached an agreement on a new three-year contract. Members of the Wayne State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT Local 6075) will receive a 2% lump sum salary increase in the deal’s first year, the university said on Wednesday, Sept. 15....
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment along with state testing groups say there has been a steady increase over the past few weeks as the Delta variant continues to make COVID-19 more contagious. Testing services say the demand for results related to travel quickly transitioned to requirements for schools and student activities. (credit: CBS) “Testing...
    LONDON (AP) – Consumer prices in the U.K. rose at their fastest recorded rate during August as global supply shortages and higher wages accentuated the uptick from pandemic-related discounts a year ago, official figures showed Wednesday. The Office for National Statistics said inflation accelerated to 3.2% in the year through August from 2% the previous month. The scale of the...
    WASHINGTONIn (AP) — U.S. industrial production slowed to a 0.4% gain in August as the shutdowns caused by Hurricane Ida curbed manufacturing activity. Closures of petrochemical plants and petroleum refining along the Gulf Coast shaved 0.3 percentage points from output, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday, which was just half the 0.8% increase recorded in July. Industrial production covers manufacturing, utilities...
    There were two new COVID-19 fatalities recorded in both Nassau and Suffolk County as Long Island 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 on Long Island rose to 4.18 percent on Monday, Sept. 13, up from 4.12...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has paused in-person dining and placed a limit of five people for undergraduate social gatherings in response to a recent rise in confirmed coronavirus cases on campus. The Ivy League school had 82 confirmed positive COVID-19 tests, primarily among undergraduate students, in the past seven days, according to a statement Monday. READ MORE: Michelle...
    London (CNN Business)UK inflation rose at the fastest rate in at least 24 years in August as the price of transportation, restaurant meals and used cars spiked dramatically.The annual rate of inflation rose by 3.2% in August, up from 2% in the 12 months to July, Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) said Wednesday.The increase is the largest recorded since...
    Democrats are looking for ways to pay for their $3.5 trillion spending plan, including raising corporate taxes. President Joe Biden’s original plan was to increase the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, up from 21 percent, though the figure has been revised slightly lower to 26.5 percent. The proposed rate is higher than Communist China’s corporate tax rate for perspective...
    City workers, and commuters, many of whom are wearing face masks heading towards the entrance to Liverpool Street Station on Bishopsgate on 26th May 2021 in London, United Kingdom.Mike Kemp | In Pictures | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.'s consumer prices index surged by 3.2% in the 12 months to August, official data showed on Wednesday, the largest ever...
                      by Andrew Trunsky  House Democrats will consider nearly $3 trillion in tax hikes over the next decade in an attempt to pay for their $3.5 trillion budget that includes most of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda and would overhaul the nation’s social safety net. The hikes are predominantly focused on...
    Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Households earning $1 million or more would see their taxes rise by almost 11%, on average, in 2023 due to reforms proposed by House Democrats, according to Joint Committee on Taxation estimates published Tuesday. They'd pay an extra $96,000 that year, and their average tax rate would increase to 37.3% from...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Eagles fans are rightfully fired up about Sunday’s win in the Birds’ season opener against the Falcons. And apparently, a lot of people are putting their support and dollars behind quarterback Jalen Hurts. According to sports merchandise company Fanatics, Jalen Hurts jersey sales saw the largest one-day spike of any NFL player with an increase of more...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia officials will announce new contract reforms with the Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday afternoon. Officials will discuss the terms and conditions of employment for Philadelphia’s police officers over a three-year span from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2024. Mayor Jim Kenney, Deputy Mayor of Labor Rich Lazer, City Solicitor Diana Cortes, and Police Commissioner Danielle...
    An analysis of the tax provisions in congressional Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar reconciliation package found that the middle class will see a slight overall increase in taxes toward the end of the decade. A distributional analysis released Tuesday by the Joint Committee on Taxation found that while taxes would only increase for the wealthy in the first calendar year it analyzed,...
    Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe released a proposal on Tuesday to increase coronavirus vaccination rates in the commonwealth, dubbed "Virginia is for Vaccine Lovers."  The campaign, which is a play on Virginia's travel and tourism slogan, marks the former governor's twentieth policy proposal of the campaign.  Under the plan, McAuliffe would push for all Virginia school districts to require the vaccine...
    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.3 percentage points in August, bringing the key inflation metric’s twelve-month total to 5.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced Tuesday. The 5.3% 12-month increase is down from June and July’s 5.4% but is still among the highest the U.S. has seen since 2008. The monthly increase matched the lowest since January 2021....
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure showed an increase of 1 percentage point in 2020, indicating that 11.4% of Americans were living in poverty....
    New York (CNN Business)Inflation took a breather in August, coming down from a 13-year high. Still, price increases remain uncomfortably high compared to before the pandemic.Consumer prices rose 5.3% in the year ended in August, slightly less than the 5.4% increase in June and July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. Stripping out more volatile items like food and...
    When you reflected on Sept. 11, 2001, what came to mind? If you were of age, we imagine that heartache, confusion, fear and anger were dominant emotions. You turned to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers for comfort. Many of you leaned on the values and traditions of your faith for strength and solace. Dr. Anantanand RambachanThe pain that we all...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose a lower-than-expected 0.3% last month, the smallest increase in seven months and a hopeful sign that inflation pressures may be cooling. The August gain fell from a 0.5% increase in July and a 0.9% surge in June, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. It was the smallest increase since a similar 0.3% rise in...
    Prices for an array of consumer goods rose less than expected in August in a sign that inflation may be starting to cool, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The consumer price index, which measures a basket of common products as well as various energy goods, increased 5.3% from a year ago and 0.3% from July. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones...
    COVID-19 infections have risen "exponentially" among children in the US since July, according to data published Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).The group reported 243,373 new cases among kids over the past week. While this is a decline from last week, when 251,781 cases were reported, it's about a 240% increase since early July, when kids accounted for...
    Less than three months after it decided to give the police department much less less money than what the mayor had proposed, the Oakland City Council is wading into a new debate about whether more officers are needed to tackle this year’s surge of gun violence. District 4 City Councilmember Sheng Thao, who was among the council majority who shot...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Cases of COVID-19 in children continue to increase and on Monday the battle over the need for booster shots got more complicated a week before the president said they’d be available. An expert opinion was published on Monday saying boosters aren’t necessary. There are a lot of conflicting views on the need for COVID boosters. An FDA...
    While the Senate returned from its August recess Monday and the House continues to markup Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget, no progress has been made on increasing the debt ceiling, risking enormous consequences to the entire American financial system. The Treasury Department has predicted that the U.S. will run out of money sometime in October, with Secretary Janet Yellen warning of...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Kathy Hochul says New York is taking action in response to the new abortion law in Texas. Leaders joined the governor Monday at the monument to women’s rights pioneers in Central Park. READ MORE: Brooklyn Leaders Call For Reckless Driving Crackdown After Crash That Killed Infant In Stroller Hochul said New York will start a...
    Vassilios Vassiliou, University of East Anglia; Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, University of East Anglia, and Ranu Baral, University of East Anglia Two weeks after your second COVID-19 vaccine dose, the protective effects of vaccination will be at their highest. At this point, you're fully vaccinated. If you still get COVID-19 after this point, you've suffered a “breakthrough" infection. Broadly speaking, breakthrough...