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    The Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available to borrow with your library card! For more book recommendations or information on applying for a library card go to www.yourppl.org or call 740-354-5688. The Rom-Com Beach Read by Emily Henry is a recent and instant NYT bestseller about two authors who are polar opposites:...
    Attorney General Merrick Garland. Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal leads 60 lawmakers in calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to enact a series of measures to protect immigrant communities, including rolling back the previous administration’s anti-asylum attacks, expanding legal aid, addressing the massive immigration court backlog, and reviewing politicization of that court, a system that falls under the purview of the Department of Justice (DOJ).  “In light...
    (CNN)As the US continues to reassesses its relationship to racism, offensive sports team and and school names have changed. Up next? Bird names.Bird Names for Birds is a grassroots initiative aiming to change eponymous common names of birds, specifically in North America, arguing that many have been named after problematic people. Take the Hammond's flycatcher, named for William Alexander Hammond,...
    A bipartisan group of Senators on Tuesday released its report on the deadly Capitol riot on Jan. 6 and offered recommendations to help prevent another security breach. The Government Affairs Committee and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration announced the investigation two days after the riot occurred. The months-long investigation included two hearings and committees reviewed thousands of documents,...
    The Biden administration has completed its 100-day review of four critical supply chains and is recommending remedies for supply chain deficiencies through the use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) and a host of other measures. President Joe Biden's review, launched via executive order in February, specifically focused on semiconductors, large batteries, rare earth metals, and pharmaceutical ingredients. BIDEN...
    The Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available to borrow with your library card! For more book recommendations or information on applying for a library card go to www.yourppl.org or call 740-354-5688. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia: After receiving a frantic letter from her newlywed cousin begging for someone to save her...
                        Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board’s (COB) submitted their hiring recommendations concerning diversity increases and bias history requirements on Friday. The Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) promptly responded with a Diversity and Recruitment Report. The COB made the decision to adopt and formally submit the advisory report to the MNPD during their...
    (CNN)Two Senate committees plan to release a flurry of recommendations in a thorough 100-page-plus report about what went wrong on January 6, but they will stop short of examining former President Donald Trump's role in the run-up to the attack on the US Capitol, which is likely to fuel the partisan debate about whether further investigation is needed.The Senate Rules...
    DENVER (CBS4) – For seven months, a community task force in Denver has been gathering recommendations to present to the mayor and city council to re-imagine a new approach to policing and public safety. On Monday, they gathered at the spot where they knew their message could not be ignored – the seat of city government, on the steps of the...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fall, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Dr. Phil Huang said triumph is within reach. “It’s certainly still too early to totally declare victory, but we’re moving in the right direction,” he said. READ MORE: 2 Foxes Test Positive For Rabies In Tarrant County He said that’s dependent, though, on people...
    (CNN) After eight months of rigorous consultation and research, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness Response, co-chaired by Helen Clark, former prime minister of New Zealand, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, has issued our final report, COVID-19: Make It the Last Pandemic. The title deliberately begs the question: can this be the last time a disease causes...
    More from: Jacob Sullum The predicted COVID apocalypse in Neanderthal Texas never happened COVID cant unfairly let pols treat believers like second-class citizens Biden wants to gut accused college kids due-process rights in rape cases Democrats all-out war on nonprofits free-speech rights Pols ordering senseless lockdown rules so they can do something “My promise is that CDC will continue...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 90-day workgroup Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott tasked with reviewing the city’s administrative manual to develop guidance for travel taken by elected officials has made its recommendations Tuesday. The Board of Estimates will consider the proposed guidelines, which reflect changes to the City’s administrative manual, at an upcoming meeting. READ MORE: Outdoor Dining Program Extended In Baltimore,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- In a private phone call with the White House Tuesday, several governors, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, pressed the Biden administration on its sudden switch on mask guidelines.The most vocal of the governors was Cuomo, who said the White House should have coordinated with the states because "the message was sensitive.""We had to scramble and...
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — With just three weeks to go before the end of the Broward County Public School year, about two dozen parents demonstrated in front of headquarters on Tuesday, urging the District to lift the mandatory mask requirements. “We are looking at the data closely and we are making our community aware.  No more masks for children,” said parent Victoria...
    PARIS (AP) – The French rugby federation is allowing transgender people to take part in all France’s domestic competitions from next season in a move going against recommendations from World Rugby. The French federation issued a statement saying its executive board unanimously voted in favour of the transgender proposal from its Anti-Discrimination and Equal Treatment Commission. In October last year,...
    The Infectious Diseases Society of America on Monday issued a warning for America. Four days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance, relaxing its stance on mask-wearing in public for fully vaccinated people, and amid confusion among the general public as to the rules, the organization said it supports the CDC’s recommendations, but cautioned, “The...
                        Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 90 into law. The bill, which addressed elections, has been derided as a “Jim Crow” tactic and characterized as voter suppression by political opponents. However, in 2012, a grand jury taking part in an election fraud case in Miami-Dade County provided...
                        Metro Nashville’s Community Oversight Board (COB) wants the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) to prioritize diversity when hiring. This came out of an advisory report focused on reforming MNPD hiring procedures, requested by the Nashville NAACP. In the conclusion of its report, the COB insinuated it wasn’t enough for MNPD’s current...
    The Department of Defense saw a small increase in reported sexual assaults in 2020, according to an annual report released Thursday. The report shows 6,290 reported sexual assaults that occurred during military service, a 1% increase from 2019.  The 2020 report occurred as bases and commands grappled with COVID restrictions, and it is unclear what impact the pandemic had on...
    The Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assault in the military on Thursday amid intensified pressure across the department to act decisively to root out the scourge affecting retention, recruitment, and readiness. The annual report to Congress revealed 7,816 cases filed during the fiscal year 2020, which ended in September. The number of active-duty cases filed was 6,290, a...
    RICHMOND — A majority of the City Council wants to cut $10.3 million from the police department — roughly 15% of its $67.2 million budget — and instead invest in services to support youth, homeless residents and violence prevention efforts and create a non-police community response team for non-violent crises. Their declaration of support for the move came Monday after...
    COVID-19 cases are declining quickly while vaccinations continue to rise slowly but surely in the United States, the former epicenter of the pandemic. Many experts believe the time will soon be right for the federal government to ease its recommendations on indoor masking across the board and say doing so could help encourage more vaccine holdouts about the...
    A handful of states have jumped ahead of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention committee to start offering Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine to teens ages 12 to 15. Delaware, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arkansas reportedly began offering the shots as soon as the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization. A spokeswoman for Georgia’s public health agency told Reuters that shots were...
    President Biden predicted "a more aggressive effort" within his administration to increase the "desire" to get vaccinated by relaxing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance on what fully vaccinated people can do safely.  Biden made the remarks during a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors on Tuesday. "Getting vaccinated is the way to get back to doing the things...
    Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday said she "used to" have the "utmost respect" for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, but she doesn’t "anymore," saying "conflicting, confusing" guidance from the agency is undermining "public confidence." CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testified before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday, amid criticism from Republicans over what measures and restrictions are still necessary...
    Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins tore into CDC Director Rochelle Walensky for “undermining public confidence” by confusing the public on COVID-19 guidelines. During a Tuesday morning hearing on Capitol Hill, Collins ripped into the CDC for what she claimed were anti-scientific and contradictory recommendations on school re-openings, wearing masks outside and summer camps. “I used to have the utmost...
    New York (CNN)Michael McConnell, co-chair of the Facebook Oversight Board, defended the board's recommendation to continue the suspension of former President Donald Trump's Facebook account over statements he made in the immediate aftermath of the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol."This is a plain violation of Facebook's rules against praising dangerous individuals and organizations at a time of violence," McConnell...
    U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) said Friday that threats to lawmakers have more than doubled compared to last year. Threats have risen by 107 percent since last year, the USCP said in a statement on Capitol Police Inspector General Michael Bolton’s latest report to Congress. “As the Department has previously reported, the number of threats made against Congress has increased significantly. This...
    Farm worker Monica Mateo receives a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site organized by the United Farm Workers (UFW), Kern Medical, the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force inside Reuther Hall at Forty Acres on March 13, 2021, in Delano, California. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is asking Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Xavier Becerra and White...
    Kapow! Wednesday’s White House press briefing began with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaking about the Biden administration’s plans to use the USDA to invest millions in grants to local and regional food producers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. He touched on the inequities that non-white farmers have faced historically, and the need for action on the part of the federal government to...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended a teachers' union's role in developing guidelines circulated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) during a briefing on Tuesday.  Psaki said it was standard procedure for the CDC to consult outside groups when making recommendations.  "It’s actually longstanding best practice for the CDC to engage with organizations, groups that are going to be...
    OAKLAND — The Oakland City Council threw its support Monday night behind a list of recommendations to divert dollars and responsibilities away from the police department and into other services and departments. The council unanimously voted for a resolution from District 3 Councilmember and Public Safety Committee Chair Carroll Fife to prioritize some of the 48 recommendations submitted by the...
    In a potentially significant shift in the debate over combating sexual assault in the military, the nation's top general says he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders.  General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of endorsing the changes recommended by an...
    JohannesburgSouth Africa will clamp down on captive lion breeding after a review panel concluded the industry risked the conservation of wild lions and harmed tourism, the environment minister said on Sunday.In the nearly 600-page report, the panel appointed by the ministry in 2019 recommended that South Africa end the breeding and keeping of captive lions for economic gain, including hunting...
    OAKLAND — As the city prepares a budget for the new fiscal year starting July 1, a city task force is asking the City Council to embrace its recommendations for diverting millions of dollars from the police department to other services. At its meeting Monday, the council is scheduled to review 48 recommendations submitted by the Reimagining Public Safety Task...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) “politicized recommendations” regarding masks and distancing in relation to the coronavirus are “not keeping up with the reality on the ground,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said on Friday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow, author of Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption. Cotton noted that President...
    (CNN)On Tuesday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance on mask-wearing. While the guidelines cover a variety of scenarios, there are two key changes. First, it is now perfectly safe to be unmasked outdoors, regardless of vaccination status, if you are with members of your household or attending a small gathering where everyone else is fully...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has wrapped up its investigation of the case of Anjanette Young, the social worker who is suing the city after she was handcuffed naked in a botched police raid two years ago. COPA said its 16-month investigation of the raid of Young’s home produced nearly 100 allegations of misconduct against more...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Tuesday that it would adjust its mask mandate this week to align with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear face coverings outside unless they are in a crowd where maintaining six feet...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/CNN) — With the summer months approaching and COVID-19 restrictions easing, parents across the San Francisco Bay Area are considering summer camps for their children who have been forced to be home and attend school remotely for more than a year. Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidance for summer camps....
    (CNN)A Pentagon commission on sexual assault in the military is recommending that independent authorities decide whether to prosecute service members in sexual assault cases instead of commanders, a senior defense official told CNN. If adopted, the change would mark a significant departure from how the military handles sexual assault, which the Pentagon has argued for years should be treated within...
    PLEASANT HILL, Calif. (KGO) -- The BART board of directors is planning for an expected increase in ridership this fall as offices and schools reopen and vaccines are widely distributed.The board discussed plans for welcoming back riders as part of its budget talk Thursday morning at the board meeting.The budget will be voted on in June.RELATED: Public transit, commute issues...
    (CNN)Are you relatively skinny but growing a "beer belly?" Has your waistline recently disappeared into a straight line with your hips?Then don't be surprised at your next checkup if the nurse whips out a tape measure and wraps it around your waistline -- no matter how thin you might be overall -- instead of just relying on your body mass...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new NYPD initiative is taking aim at hate crimes with the help of five diverse civilians. On Monday, the department introduced members of a Hate Crime Review Panel at One Police Plaza, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. READ MORE: Derek Chauvin Trial Is In Jury’s Hands After Both Sides Make Closing Arguments “Today we are facing...
    The Best Parts of the Best Episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Boeing Finds Electrical Issue in New Areas of Max Cockpit © Provided by Sports Illustrated Head of Tokyo Olympics reaffirms the games will not be canceled. As the head of the Tokyo Olympics says the games won't be canceled, health experts release a report stating...