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    PRAGUE (AP) — Coronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have soared to the highest levels in more than half a year as authorities call on people to get vaccinated. The Health Ministry said the daily tally of new cases jumped to 4,262 on Monday, 1,733 more than a week ago. It was the highest daily increase since April 13. The...
    (CNN)In a few days' time world leaders will meet at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland. There, they will get a rare and precious opportunity not only to combat global warming, but also to acknowledge -- and make a commitment to fight -- the interconnected crises of climate change and social and racial injustice. Will they take it?...
    EVERYONE finds their job a little tedious in one way or another but one retail worker has revealed how cheeky customers try to get refunds on a daily basis, even when they've worn the clothes or ripped them. Revealing the testing requests she gets daily, she says people try to return items they "left at home" and some even...
    MOSCOW (AP) — The daily number of COVID-19 deaths in Russia hit another high Tuesday amid a surge in infections that forced the Kremlin to order most Russians to stay off work starting this week. The national coronavirus task force reported 1,106 deaths in 24 hours, the most since the start of the pandemic. The number brought the country’s pandemic...
    (CNN)When I was a teenager, my father and I had a deal. He didn't know how to use the computer, so I ordered him things he wanted online. I hated to call people on the phone, so he called in my stead to any organization that needed confirmation from a human voice.Our technological arrangement is a sign of just how...
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a rare joint appeal, the leaders of Pakistan and China on Tuesday urged the international community to swiftly send humanitarian and economic aid to Afghanistan, where people are facing food and medicine shortages in the shadow of winter. A government statement said Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed Afghanistan by...
    If you are anything like us, you have taken some time to reflect on the events of the last eighteen months. Whether you are doing so now or have done so before, we can safely say we have endured a period of time that none of us predicted or expected. Countries were placed into lockdown seemingly overnight, and economies worldwide...
    The offspring of hippos once owned by Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar can be recognized as people or "interested persons" with legal rights in the U.S. following a federal court order. The case involves a lawsuit against the Colombian government over whether to kill or sterilize the hippos whose numbers are growing at a fast pace and pose a threat...
    (CNN)I am a card-carrying scaredy-cat. I've never seen "Halloween" (any of them). Or "Scream" or "Saw" or "The Blair Witch Project" or "It." My kids know better than to suggest it -- I've embarrassed them too many times by squealing loudly in the theater when some small scare pops up from nowhere. (Yes, the entire theater always laughs at me.)I...
    (CNN)Running shoes, keys, watch -- I used to always grab the essentials before heading out for a jog.When I first began running in high school on the track team, it made sense to carefully clock every mile and push myself to race for personal bests. But as I transitioned from running for sport to running for recreation as an adult,...
    Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing to combat climate change. The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the sake of this beautiful Earth’. ‘These are tough times,’ she said. ‘We might even have to go back to some kind of rationing, where you’re given a certain number of points and it’s up to you how...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bearing down on hugely popular social media platforms and their impact on children, the leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what their companies are doing to ensure young users’ safety. The Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection is fresh off a highly charged hearing with a...
    The unvaccinated wife of an Iowa school board candidate has died of COVID-19, her husband said on Friday. Trent Murphy, from Ankeny, shared on Facebook the passing of his wife Renee Murphy, 51, who had opted out of the COVID-19 shot because of concerns it would affect her lone kidney after she lost the other battling cancer. 'We talked about...
    BEIRUT (AP) — For eight months, he has quietly investigated one of the world’s worst non-nuclear explosions with only four assistants — and a lot of powerful detractors trying to block him. In that time, Judge Tarek Bitar has become a household name in Lebanon and a staple on every news bulletin. For many Lebanese, Bitar’s investigation of...
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government said Tuesday it will expand a vaccine mandate to include thousands of workers who have close contact with their customers — including employees at restaurants, bars, gyms and hair salons. The changes will mean that about 40% of all New Zealand workers will need to get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus or...
    Elon Musk has slammed President Joe Biden’s plan to tax billionaires’ income to pay for his proposed spending bill as the Tesla CEO saw his company’s value top $1trillion and his personal wealth increase by a single-day record of $36billion. Musk took to Twitter on Monday and responded to a tweet that was critical of the Democrats’ idea for a...
                      by Reuven Brenner  The Labor Department’s official unemployment rate—the most well-known gauge of the labor market’s health—counts as unemployed only those who aren’t working but are actively seeking a job. Yet there is very little that we can infer from the jobless rate about the health of the economy.  The...
                      by Jeff Minick  All my life I’ve felt a bond with places and with people. Growing up in Boonville, North Carolina, population then about 600, I went to elementary school and the Methodist church, knew many of the merchants in town – Harvey Smith, grocer and mayor for many years,...
                        Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the original all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio for another edition of Crom’s...
                        Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed the host of Pensive Politics and National Spokesperson for Color Us United, Christian Watson, to...
    Texas is the second largest state in the United States after Alaska. With it 696,000 km2, its territory is larger than France. It has the second largest population (29 million people) after California. Although it belonged to Mexico for 15 years from 1821 to 1836, it was one of the finest states in the United States. Because Texas is...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Details are still emerging about how Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but some political onlookers swiftly assigned guilt to one of Hollywood’s most prominent liberals. Right-wing pundits and politicians have long chafed at Baldwin’s criticism of former President Donald Trump and his Trump parody on “Saturday Night...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say they exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a shooting at a shopping mall in Boise, Idaho, that killed two people and injured four — including an officer. Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee said at a news conference the shooting was reported about 1:50 p.m. on Monday — as well as a report that one...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Communities of color are more likely to be impacted by air pollution in the Chicago area than white people. That's according to a new ABC7 data team analysis featured in our Equity Report, a tool which helps measure inequities in our city.Our data journalism team found that Latinx people are most at risk for respiratory illnesses caused...
    HAMPTON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A Hampton Township family is taking one day at a time after the roof blew off their house during a tornado last week. The Willoughby family won’t be able to stay in their home for a while, but some caring people are making sure they’re not going through this difficult time alone. READ MORE: Churchill Residents...
    PENNSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — There’s a disturbing trend happening nationally: Violent threats against school officials and leaders. The Pennsbury School Board president is among these victims and is sharing these threats that have her family on edge. Those threats have come to every board member in Pennsbury School District — all who are elected to non-paid positions. READ MORE:...
    Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo shared his thoughts on the Afghanistan withdrawal and the messaging from the Biden administration about those who are stranded in the embattled country on Monday's "Hannity." MIKE POMPEO: This is tragic. I think [the Biden administration] clearly misled the American people, not only the president but the secretary of defense, as you talked about.  For...
    Four people were wounded and two people were killed when a gunman reportedly opened fire in Boise Towne Square mall Monday afternoon around 1:50 p.m. The New York Times reported that officers responded to calls about the shooting and engaged the suspect in a shootout, critically wounding him. An officer was wounded in the exchange of gunfire, but the officer’s...
    by Keith Russell | CBS 11 ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Seeing was believing when UTA’s 6’9” starting center touched the top of the backboard this spring. The video went viral. Mavericks Head Coach Greg Young said, “I saw it on Insta-face or whatever they call it. I’m like what that can’t be right”. Kao Dirichi (pronounced K-O), who has created...
    President Joe Biden’s administration released a report this month that claims climate change is causing the mass migration of people being forced from their homes and communities. Activists are already responding to the report by calling on the United States to issue “humanitarian visas” to allow these migrants to have refugee status to “temporarily” reside in the country. The “Report...
    Representative Cori Bush (D-MO) said Monday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that any Republican lawmakers who met with people who were involved in the January 6 riot should be expelled from Congress and investigated. Bush was reacting to a Rolling Stone Magazine report that the House January 6 Select Committee has information that several Republican lawmakers were involved in planning sessions with...
    MSNBC intelligence analyst Malcolm Nance said Monday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that there needed to be a special counsel investigation into a Rolling Stone magazine report that the House January 6 Select Committee had information that several Republican lawmakers were involved in planning sessions with event organizers for “Stop the Steal” rally that turned into a riot. Nance said, “I’ve been studying extensively...
    A shooting broke out at an Idaho Mall Monday afternoon that left at least two people dead and several more injured, authorities announced. Officers arrived at the Boise Towne Square Mall at around 1:50 p.m. after it had been reported that a person died from a shooting, according to a Boise Police Department press release. Authorities encountered the unidentified suspect and...
    Legendary comedian Bobcat Goldthwait said there’s no “cancel culture,” but he will “defend people’s freedom of speech,” even if it’s something he doesn’t agree with. During the 59-year-old performer’s interview with the Guardian in a piece published Monday, he reflected on how people say the late comedian George Carlin “‘couldn’t do his act today'” and wonder what he “would he...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran executed over 250 people, including at least four child offenders, in 2020 and so far this year has carried out 230 executions that included nine women and one child who was executed in secret, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in Iran said Monday. Javaid Rehman told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee...
    Attention-seeking right-wing network Newsmax blasted conservative news giant Fox News on Monday for abandoning Trump supporters by “going woke,” pushing a “climate change agenda,” and being too nice to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. For the better part of a year now, Newsmax has actively courted MAGA viewers by portraying Fox News as overly critical of former President Donald...
    DANCING With The Stars’ Olivia Jade admitted “people don’t like me” as she begged for votes to stay in the competition after being in the bottom two last week with pro Val Chmerkovskiy. The infamous beauty influencer said she wanted to stay on the ABC reality show since she’s having “so much fun” with her partner amid the pair’s hookup...
    Serge Svetnoy, the head electrician/gaffer of the movie "Rust," penned an emotional post on social media about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after a prop gun shooting on set.  On Facebook Sunday, Svetnoy blamed Hutchins' death on "the person who was supposed to check the weapon on the site did not do this; the person who had to announce...
    If U.S. democracy falls this century, it will likely be at the hands of a stubby-fingered sack of extra-piquant donkey farts who likely never bothered to read the Constitution he swore to uphold—and certainly didn’t understand it if he did bother. In other words, we’re at the stage in the Siegfried & Roy show where the tiger starts picturing Roy...
    LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – With more Coloradans now eligible to get their COVID-19 booster shot, many pharmacies are slammed with demand while also working to meet other patient needs. (credit: CBS) At Gem Pharmacy, an independent pharmacy in Littleton, the phones are ringing more and more each day. One minute staff pharmacist Jason Strasser may be taking in a prescription...
    It appeared on Monday that CNN received Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's, D-Calif., plea to better sell President Biden's Build Back Better plan loud and clear. On Sunday, CNN posted an analysis titled "Get up to speed: How the spending bill would change your life." The article promoted ten "bold ideas" included in the bill and went as far...
    As the nation has faced the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a crucial conversation about food insecurity. As Daily Kos has covered, we’ve seen unusually long lines at food banks and schools scrambling to get enough food into cafeterias to feed hungry children. One topic that gets less coverage, but is just as is essential, is diapers.  Even before the pandemic,...
    DONALD Trump Jr. is selling tasteless shirts mocking a fatal shooting after actor Alec Baldwin fired a faulty prop gun and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. "Guns don't kill people, Alec Baldwin kills people," reads the joke Trump Jr. is selling on his website for $27.99, just days after the actor fatally shot Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza in the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people are in custody after allegedly shooting into a Brooklyn Park residence Monday afternoon while people were home. Police say it happened on the 7300 block of Unity Lane at 1 p.m. Officers spotted a vehicle fleeing the scene as they arrived, but they “were able to disable the car” after a brief chase. Two...
    VIDEO1:5701:57New study raises serious concerns over long Covid impactThe News with Shepard Smith The author of a new study discussed the damaging impacts for "long Covid" patients, people whose symptoms last months after initially becoming infected. "Our work and the work of others has shown that this affects people's abilities to make plans, synthesize information, and do their daily activities...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was confronted by a self-described constituent as she and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) walked through an airport. In a video posted to Twitter on Monday by People’s Watch, the unidentified woman pressed Sinema on her opposition to large portions of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better in agenda. Sinema has maddened many of her fellow Democrats...
    Human rights activists prepare for a car caravan protest through downtown Los Angeles to call on officials to release inmates from jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus. After months of protests and outrage from the Latino community in Los Angeles, the son of a millionaire businessman was sentenced to seven to nine months in a juvenile camp after the...
    Only 10% of Americans claim to know many specifics about the $3.5 trillion Democratic spending package, while nearly 60% said they didn’t know any specifics at all, according to a CBS News/YouGov poll. “The average American only has so much time to devote to politics,” David Ditch, a policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, told the Daily Caller News...
    As President Biden’s spending package faces labored debate, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, suggested on "Special Report" that Democrats are willing to do "almost anything" in their desperation to pass the bill. Romney: Well, I think the Democrats are pretty desperate. They want to get something done for the president because he's kind of circling the drain with the electorate in...