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    Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said he is not worried about the impact the Delta variant of the Chinese coronavirus will have on vaccinated individuals, contending unvaccinated individuals, rather, are “at risk of getting infected with the virus that now spreads more rapidly and gives more serious disease.” Speaking on NPR’s Morning Edition, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and...
    More On: critical race theory Yes, kids do need dads and other commentary ‘Critical space theory’: NASA’s Mission Equity ripped online The tide is turning against the woke-liberal blob that misrules us Admiral grilled by House GOP on ‘woke’ military, insists ‘we are not weak’ A professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island delivered a lecture to...
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday the state hit a vaccination goal with 4.7 million people fully protected against COVID-19.  "We are proud to announce that we have now exceeded our initial goal and with 12 days to go before our self-appointed deadline," Murphy said at a briefing. "We have officially crossed 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals in the...
    FIRST ON FOX: Republican Sen. Rick Scott is expected to introduce a bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring individuals to wear masks on public transportation as cities and states begin easing COVID-19 restrictions.Scott, R-Fla., in introducing the "Stop Mandating Additional Requirements for Travel (SMART) Act, told Fox News he has "supported wearing a mask to protect yourself...
    Post-pandemic summer travel continues to heat up.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Sunday screened more than 2 million travelers at airports – the highest number since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. And Americans can likely expect high wait times at airports through TSA checkpoints as a result.  The TSA screened approximately 2,097,433 individuals Sunday. (iStock)...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – There’s now a new tool to help people filing their unemployment claims. Today, the Labor and Industry Department is launching a new text message feature that will help staff connect with people. The department says they’ll be sending text messages to individuals to let them know that staff will be calling them. They say the goal of...
                        Rhodes College officials in Memphis have notified students that they must vaccinate themselves against COVID-19 — or else pay a per semester mandatory testing fee of $1,500. This, according to a letter that Vice President for Student Life Meghan Harte Weyant recently distributed to students about the upcoming...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – A week after the state implemented a new computer system for unemployment benefits, state officials hail its success. But users of the new system still say they cannot get through to file their claims. “It’s a joke” or “you cannot get through on the phone” are among the many complaints that KDKA has received about the new...
    DORCHESTER (CBS) – A special exhibit commemorating Juneteenth was unveiled Wednesday at the Commonwealth Museum in Dorchester. June 19 marks the day the final enslaved people in America learned they had been freed. Now, for the first time, Massachusetts will observe the date as a statewide holiday. READ MORE: Woman Fights For Insurance Coverage After Pipe Falling From Revere Underpass...
    Parenthood is considered by some to be one of life's greatest joys, but according to a new study, adults who don't have kids are just as happy as those who do. Psychologists at Michigan State University (MSU) asked nearly 1,000 adults about whether or not they have children and their levels of life satisfaction.  They found no differences in life satisfaction,...
    A group of individuals are going door-to-door in an Arizona county falsely claiming they represent local election officials, and asking residents how they voted in the 2020 elections, according to a report from The Arizona Republic. Speaking to the newspaper, Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman said she was concerned that there were people claiming to represent her office, and could be collecting...
    maybefalse | E+ | Getty Images You probably can come up with many things you'd rather do than spend time planning for your own death. However, there's part of creating an estate plan that experts say deserves thoughtful consideration: choosing the individuals who will carry out the wishes in your will and who will make decisions on your behalf if...
    Students protest in Auckland's Aotea Square over climate change on March 15, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. Phil Walter/Getty Images A branch of Greta Thunberg's School Strike 4 Climate movement in New Zealand disbanded on Saturday, saying it "has been a racist, white-dominated space." The SS4C Auckland announced its disbandment on Facebook. The group said its organizers had "avoided,...
                        Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) officials have announced they will reinstate the unemployment insurance requirements they had in place before COVID-19. This, according to a press release that GDOL officials published late last week. “In accordance with the plan for reemployment and the announcement to no...
    There’s a massive effort underway to help people get shelter and to feed them as well. The Salvation Army is doing their part and it’s called the Bed and Bread Program. More than 5,000 people are served on a given day by the program. It’s made available daily for Detroiters in need. READ MORE: Michigans Chief Medical Executive Talks Reaching Herd Immunity...
    Police in Fairfield County have released the name of a man killed in a hotel parking lot. Ivan Whyte, age 23, of Bridgeport, was found dead around 11:33 p.m., Saturday, June 12, in Shelton at the Marriott Residence Inn at 1001 Bridgeport Ave. Police and EMS arrived and located Whyte, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  Whyte was located outside...
    Most people assume that pregnancy is a happy time of excitement and anticipation. While that can be the case for many pregnant people, others struggle through weeks or months of physical discomfort and mental health woes, including as many as 18 percent who experience clinical depression. While depression is relatively common in pregnancy, treatment varies, with many pregnant people forgoing...
    Border Patrol agents in Texas discovered a stash house where smugglers were holding over 100 undocumented immigrants, officials said Friday. In a joint effort on Thursday, officials with the Laredo Sector Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and Laredo Police Department worked together to shut down the alleged stash house, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement. TEXAS...
    At least one female migrant died and four others were rescued by the U.S. Border Patrol after the individuals fell ill because of extreme heat encountered during their journey illegally crossing the border with Mexico into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the migrants had unlawfully entered the U.S. on Wednesday before they...
    LAREDO, Texas  (CBSDFW.COM) – With temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit on June 10, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo South Station rescued several lost individuals but lost one to heat-related injuries. Mobile Rescue Beacons are designed to aid individuals in distress and are strategically placed in rural areas in an effort to reduce the loss of lives. (credit: U.S....
    BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) — Two reported members of the MS-13 gang were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in connection to the murder of 21-year-old Daniel Alvarado Cuellar on Tuesday. Hugo Chavez, 33, and Jonathan Hernandez, 21, were both convicted for first-degree premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. READ MORE: MS-13 Gang Members...
    In November 2016, Santa Clara County voters passed Measure A, a $950 million property tax increase for housing. Campaign advertisements promised the tax increase would generate 4,800 housing units in 10 years, targeting vulnerable individuals such as the chronically homeless. A recent county auditor’s report determined “the program has not been effective in accomplishing its mission” and “will be unable...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- After dealing with the stress of losing their jobs, some on unemployment said their funds are being hacked and money is being stolen.Some have had phone checks diverted to different banks by thieves."I can make sense of what happened, but how can we fix this so it won't happen to anyone else?" said Valerie, a financial analyst...
    The U.S. imposed sanctions Thursday on "members of a smuggling network" that generate millions of dollars for the Iranian-affiliated Houthi movement in Yemen.  The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned individuals from Yemen, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Somalia and India. Also sanctioned were entities in Dubai, Istanbul and the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital of Sanaa.  "This network generates tens of millions of...
    EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A local nonprofit is inspiring young girls and boys with Down syndrome to embrace their inner and outer beauty.The Art of Runway has been molding and shaping the confidence and esteem building of individuals with Down syndrome. The program's goal is to enhance self-esteem, social skills and motivate individuals to find their inner abilities.Renadda Wiggins...
    EAST L.A. (KABC) -- A local nonprofit is inspiring young girls and boys with Down syndrome to embrace their inner and outer beauty.'The Art of Runway' has been molding and shaping the confidence and esteem building of individuals with Down syndrome. The program's goal is to enhance self-esteem, social skills and motivate individuals to find their inner abilities.Renadda Wiggins has...
    An activist calls for an increase of federal taxes on the wealthy and big corporations.Bob Levey | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images If the Biden administration gets its way, wealthy households are going to face higher tax rates. Many millionaires appear to be OK with that. More than half — 60% — of individuals worth $1 million or more...
    Border Patrol agents in Arizona and Texas rescued dozens of migrants over the weekend, helping those who had become lost in the sweltering desert without water or trapped inside stifling hot rail cars, officials said. "Simply lost" in the Arizona desertAgents in Arizona’s Yuma Sector received a total of 10 calls for help and rescued a total of 25 subjects,...
    The argument being made by five GOP Senators that alleged Capitol rioters are receiving “unequal justice” — when compared to those arrested during the social justice protests last summer — is not sitting well with one former top Justice Department official. Appearing on CNN Tuesday, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe trashed the “unequal justice” claims made by five GOP...
    Former President Barack Obama said his daughters have admitted they've seen their peers go "overboard" with canceling or deplatforming individuals who may have drawn the ire of people who seek to publicly condemn politically incorrect actions and statements. "A lot of the dangers of cancel culture and 'we're just going to be condemning people all the time,' at least among...
    A group of Republican senators is seeking answers from the Department of Justice on what they describe as “harsher treatment” of those charged in connection to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot versus mass riots across the country in the summer of 2020 sparked by the death of George Floyd. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday,...
    SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health is warning residents to be on guard for potential scams related to the state’s new COVID-19 vaccination incentive programs. The first “Vax for the Win” drawing was held on June 4. The program, which will ultimately award $116.5 million to previously immunized individuals and individuals who agree to be immunized, is designed...
    The Department of Justice issued new guidance Monday for states to draft red flag laws that would permit courts to seize firearms in certain cases. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its proposed guidance for states seeking to craft their own red flag statutes, publishing model legislation to use as a framework. Red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection...
    A group of Republican senators sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers regarding punishments for those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and those who rioted over the spring and summer of 2020. The Daily Caller first obtained the letter, which was sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ) by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, Texas...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York state will be able to lift most COVID restrictions across commercial and social settings when the vaccination rate hits 70%.When 70% of New Yorkers have received at least one dosage, Cuomo says "we can relax virtually all restrictions."Right now, 68.6% of New Yorkers currently have one dose.State's New York Forward...
    U.S. Capitol Police conducted a training exercise on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Monday, five months and a day since the Jan. 6 riot.  The department warned people not to be alarmed if any emergency vehicles or low flying helicopters are seen. The "routine exercise" was carried out with other federal, state and local partners and concluded before 8:30...
    A prosecutor and a defense attorney in Nebraska have been reprimanded for a scheme reminiscent of the Wild West in which they told two convicted criminals to get out of town and never return. On Friday, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued public reprimands for Custer County Attorney Steven Bowers and Broken Bow defense attorney Christopher Wickham for carrying out the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh says that starting on June 7, they are changing their rules about face coverings. Fully vaccinated individuals only are required to wear masks in campus buildings indoors. They may choose to not wear masks outdoors on campus. Pitt also says that physical distancing is not required anymore....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fifteen people, including more than a dozen from Sacramento County, were charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine and heroin throughout the Sacramento area, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday. According to the DOJ’s Eastern District of California, a federal grand jury returned the 45-count indictment against the following individuals: READ MORE: California To Allow Sale...
    The carceral system in the US is incredibly racist, classist, and many would argue, ineffective. The US prison system has a 5-year recidivism rate of 70%. This is in stark contrast with that of countries like Norway and Denmark, which emphasize rehabilitation rather than punishment and have recidivism rates of around 20% and 27%. One of the many ways that...
    The Walt Disney Company has been hit with a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit from a longtime executive at the start of Pride Month. “After his sexual orientation became known to his superiors and after being discriminated against and put on a dead-end career track and repeatedly denied promotions with no remedy or relief from HR, Plaintiff is informed and...
    LAREDO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 160 undocumented individuals during two separate alleged human smuggling attempts in a 24-hour period. (credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) The first incident happened shortly after midnight on May 28, when a tractor hauling a tanker trailer approached the checkpoint on Highway 83. During primary inspection, a service dog alerted...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a bill requiring several universities to start programs benefiting descendants of slave laborers. The “Enslaved Ancestors College Access Scholarship and Memorial Program” was established “for the purpose of reckoning with the history of the Commonwealth” and “acknowledging that the foundational success of...
    A 14-YEAR-OLD boy has been stabbed to death by 'callous' individuals, in Birmingham this evening. Police have flooded the area and are looking to find up to seven offenders responsible for this cruel attack that has taken a young boys life. 1The teen was attacked on College Road at the junction...
    (CNN)As many as three in four Americans overestimate their ability to spot false headlines -- and the worse they are at it, the more likely they are to share fake news, researchers reported Monday.The study of surveys involving 8,200 people, which published in in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also showed Republicans are more likely to fall...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A child was injured in a shooting outside an Opa-locka home on Sunday. According to police, several individuals pulled up to a home in the 2300 block of Rutland Street, got out, and started shooting paintball guns at the residence where several children were in the yard. Someone who lives in the home, believing his...
    Kroger logo is seen at one of their stores in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Kroger is launching a giveaway for individuals who get their COVID-19 vaccine at Kroger Health.  Five winners will receive $1 million, and 50 others will get free groceries for one year.  The grocer joins a growing list of companies trying...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Over the past two years, people across Florida relied on a familiar face to guide the Florida Division of Emergency Management, but with the departure of Jared Moskowitz, a new director is leading the agency heading into hurricane season. His name is Kevin Guthrie and he recently spoke to CBS4’s Jim DeFede. Kevin Guthrie: I have been...