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    Physicist Albert Einstein is widely, albeit erroneously, thought to have said that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” but regardless of its source, the aphorism accurately reflects California’s attitude about wildfires. Year after year, destructive fires whip through communities in the “wildland-urban interface,” often killing those who cannot or will not leave...
                      by Jon Styf  In a housing market booming across the country, Clarksville stands out. A recent National Association of Realtors report shows that while the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin metro area is one of the largest growing markets in the country, it is Clarksville that ranks as the fifth-fastest growing housing market in the U.S....
    Experts have warned that geographic differences in vaccination rates could divide the country into 'two Americas' if the Delta variant takes hold in areas with low vaccine coverage. As of Friday, the Delta variant first identified in India accounted for 10 percent of new U.S. cases, but it is highly contagious, and the CDC expects it to dominate in a...
    It’s fun to brag about Southern California’s temperate climate — until a heat wave strikes. This past week, the region saw an unusual heat wave, with humid, almost monsoon-like conditions adding to the misery. It also rained Thursday for about five minutes. In the Antelope Valley, Lancaster hit 110 degrees on Friday, breaking the record of 108 for the...
    Over the past decade Californians have endured billions of dollars in property damage, skyrocketing firefighting costs and tragic deaths due to wildfires. Hotter and drier conditions linked to global climate change contribute to this crisis. As lawmakers wrestle with how to prevent and pay for these destructive disasters, there’s another crucial factor to consider — land-use policies. If state officials...
    NIMBY party EVEN in the cynical world of politics the Lib-Dems’ tactics to win a “safe” Tory seat on Thursday were breath-taking. Their activist army convinced Remainy, NIMBY, normally Conservative-inclined voters that they opposed big housing developments and HS2, both of which they champion nationally. 4Boris Johnson is in danger of neglecting traditionally Tory areas by appealing to Red...
    Areas of New York City with greater white populations had more COVID-19 vaccination sites than those with higher black or Hispanic populations, a new study finds. Researchers from the New York University Grossman School of Medicine looked at different districts in the borough of Brooklyn, and analyzed vaccine access along with racial demographics of each.     Districts with little to no white people...
    Over roughly the last two decades, disparities in mortality have widened greatly between rural and urban America. Most alarmingly, the mortality rate has worsened for rural residents at an age when people are generally in the prime of life. Those are the findings of an article published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association that examined age-adjusted...
    VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– People wanting to escape the heat in the high country can now take advantage of the summer season at some of the ski areas. Vail, Beaver Creek and Winter Park are opening for the summer season on Saturday. Breckenridge opens for the summer season on Friday. (credit: Vail Resorts) READ MORE: Proposed Rule Change Could...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After weeks of rain that quickly switched to hot and humid weather, some North Texas veterinarians are noticing a new trend — an uptick in ticks. Through ticks are a problem year-round in Texas, Fort Worth veterinarian Dr. Shawn McCorkle says the summer months are most often when tick populations grow. READ MORE: Feds Warn Against Fake...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado officials continue the effort to vaccinate more people against COVID-19, but CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says another spike of cases in areas of the state where the vaccination rates are low is a strong possibility. “We may be able to get through the summer okay, without a big spike in cases, but I really am...
    THE NHS has been warned to “brace” itself for a hard winter – with a flu surge likely. Professor Chris Whitty told health bosses Britain would likely be hit by another wave of Covid on top of flu, which could spark new restrictions. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 2Professor Chris Whitty warned the NHS to be...
    MCDONALD'S is gearing up to launch a new loyalty scheme nationwide across the US later this year. The fast food chain has already started testing it in some areas and has now expanded to more cities. We explain what you need to know. 1McDonald's is launching a loyalty scheme nationwide later this yearCredit: Reuters What is the McDonald's loyalty program?...
    COVID cases are rising in nine of the 25 Covid hotspots in the UK, according to a research team’s watchlist. As the dominant Delta variant seeds itself into all parts of the country, scientists have warned cases are still “increasing exponentially”. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 4   And they say it's not clear if they...
    Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U.S. cities from losing their designations as "metropolitan areas" as the federal government updates its standards, doubling the minimum number of residents required in a city’s urban core to 100,000 people. Sens. John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota, and Mark Kelly, a Democrat from Arizona, introduced legislation on Tuesday that would stop...
    ARCADIA (CBSLA) — The U.S. Forest Service raised the fire danger level in the Angeles National Forest to “very high” on Wednesday, a month earlier than usual. Extreme heat and record drought conditions have led to dry, dead grasses and vegetation in the Angeles National Forest, and with this week’s dangerous heat wave, an increase in gusty winds could be...
    Geneva (CNN)President Joe Biden convenes the highest-stakes talks of his long career Wednesday when he joins Russia's Vladimir Putin for a summit, an encounter set to test his decades of experience on the world stage and lay down an early marker of his diplomatic skills.Depending on its outcome, the meeting could shadow Biden as he returns home to help revive...
    The official beginning of summer is closing in, and Mother Nature is whipping up a Bay Area blast furnace to mark the occasion. Thermometers throughout much of the region are expected to race past 90 degrees, and some areas will roll past 100 and get possibly as high as 110 degrees during a heat wave that’s expected to arrive Wednesday,...
    California’s reopening Tuesday bookends the remarkable emergence of what was, until the coronavirus pandemic, a relatively obscure profession: the public health officer.While Anthony Fauci has become a household name, local public health officials in Northern California — particularly the group of 13 county and city appointees known as the Association of Bay Area Health Officials — exert even more influence over...
    SAN JOSE — A newly revamped building in San Jose near Westfield Valley Fair and Santana Row has been bought at a price that reflects what one expert says is the “very high premium” nature of this area. Local real estate investors Brandenburg Properties and SDS NexGen Partners, acting through affiliates, have teamed up to buy a retail and office...
    President Joe Biden repeatedly declined to answer questions Monday about how he defines a successful meeting with Vladimir Putin. Biden is set to hold one-on-one discussions with Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday but would not discuss his strategy heading into the high-stakes sit-down or what he hopes to secure in terms of commitments. "I'll tell you that when it's...
    The number of pediatric hospital units and beds in the U.S. has declined over the last decade, making it harder for children in certain areas to access care. A new study published on Monday found that the number of hospital units has dropped by 19 percent and the number of beds fell by 12 percent.  In addition, rural areas were...
    Dr. Leana Wen of George Washington University worries that states with low vaccination rates could become hot spots. New COVID-19 cases are declining across most of the country, even in some states with vaccine-hesitant populations. But almost all states bucking that trend have lower-than-average vaccination rates, and experts warn that...
    SIX new Delta variant hotspots have been hit with travel restrictions to stop the spread of the mutation. Residents in Birmingham, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Liverpool City Region and Warrington must "minimise travel". ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updates 3Brits in six new areas have been told to minimise travel to stop the spreadCredit:...
    THERE'S a fair few areas around the home that are always in need of a scrub and getting in between your radiators is definitely a 'forgotten' area that needs to be tackled. Getting to the dust that accumulates underneath the grate is always awkward, but one cleaning fan has shared a simple how-to video that will make the job a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Watch for flooding Monday as showers and storms increase across the Florida Keys and Miami-Dade. Tropical moisture currently to our south will push north through the Florida Straits and feed into storms which will be focused over the east coast metro areas. READ MORE: Miami-Dade To Once Again Accept Applications For Rent Relief (CBS4) Like...
    STOCKTON (CBS13) – An estimated two-thirds of college-educated Millenials end up in a few dozen metro areas. But this graduation season, some college grads are returning to their roots – to reverse what some call hometown “brain drain.” Lead For America is a non-profit that provides college graduates with 2-year-fellowships in their hometowns. READ MORE: Heavy Early Morning Traffic Expected...
    BROOKHAVEN, Pa. (CBS ) — As crews work to clean up a massive fuel spill in Delaware County, it’s now causing environmental issues in other nearby areas. Chopper 3 was over the scene in Brookhaven. Investigators say a spill at a gas station is to blame, but the exact details are still unclear. READ MORE: 22-Year-Old Man Shot Dead In...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, we go behind the scenes at this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade.Now in its 64th year, the parade this year is once again virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.Not only did the broadcast air on Channel 7, we also streamed it live on ABC7NY, perfect for la familia en...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- In this episode of Tiempo, we go behind the scenes at this year's National Puerto Rican Day Parade.Now in its 64th year, the parade this year is once again virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.Not only did the broadcast air on Channel 7, we also streamed it live on ABC7NY, perfect for la familia en...
    Tom Bossert, an ABC News contributor who served as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, warned on Sunday about areas of the United States with lower vaccination rates. ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Dr. Ashish Jha about concerns over the Delta variant of the covid-19 virus in the U.S. and other nations. Jha said it’s “the most contagious variant of this virus”...
    Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his nation is prepared to extradite cyber criminals to the United States on a reciprocal basis, Russia's state-run TASS news agency reported Sunday. According to TASS, Putin told state TV channel Rossiya-1 that both Russia and the US must "assume equal commitments," adding that "Russia will naturally do that but only if the...
    Attractions reopen San Jose attractions are reopening as pandemic restrictions loosen. As of June 9, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose began operating Wednesday through Sunday and will maintain those hours through Labor Day. The museum is set to expand its play sessions from two to three per day starting June 16 to accommodate as many children and...
    Disney World announced in a statement Friday that guests who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will no longer need to wear face masks in most areas of the park with relaxed social distancing guidelines” Within our communities, we’re encouraged that COVID-19 guidelines have been adjusted and eased by public health and government officials, paving the path for many businesses...
    Then The fire that broke out early last year Who destroyed Many hectares of forest and many animals were killed, Australians face exceptional flooding today, Unheard of for many years. Some animals are fleeing due to this weather. The real invasions that deserved the 10 plagues of Egypt You know for sure Egypt’s ten arguments...
    Bay City News Service MONTEREY — Police in Monterey on Friday arrested a man in connection with brandishing an imitation firearm. Gregory Pack, 25, of Pacific Grove, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing an imitation firearm and giving a false identity to a peace officer, according to the Monterey Police Department. Officers responded Friday at 10:17 a.m. to the 300...
    (CNN)The nation's infrastructure is sorely in need of repair. It recently earned a C- score from the American Society of Civil Engineers, which said an additional $2.6 trillion in funding is required over the next decade. President Joe Biden is pitching his plan as an investment to benefit communities of color, rural Americans and others burdened by decay or lagging...
    (CNN)The US is reopening far and wide just in time for the summer, a sign that millions are ready to get their life back. But the loosening of restrictions come as new Covid-19 vaccination rates decrease from spring highs, leaving some areas vulnerable to potential pandemic hotspots and risking the progress the nation has made. As of Friday, the country...
    House prices in the United States are being pushed up by pension funds that are outbidding middle class families and purchasing up to 24% of houses in some areas they then rent out, according to a new report. John Burns Real Estate Consulting has said pensions and private-equity firms are competing with young homebuyers which will make home costs 'permanently...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California state and local officials are encouraging rebuilding in areas destroyed by wildfires at a time when people should be redirected away from those areas if the state wants to reduce the economic and human impact of increasingly destructive wildfires, according to a report published Thursday. State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring...
    Fully vaccinated Americans are safe to no longer wear masks in outdoor sections of public transit and other major travel hub areas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Thursday. The new guidance comes as many COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandates begin to fade as the pandemic nears its end.  However, the federal agency still recommends for...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After yet another hot and humid afternoon, fast-moving storms dumped lots of rain on some areas causing major flash flooding. “I look up at the street and the water was coming down like Niagara Falls,” said Pamela Williams, neighbor. READ MORE: Sinkhole Opens Up Along Guilford Avenue In Baltimore After Rain On Hillen and 35th Street, in...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Are the mountain lions of the Bay Area retreating from the Santa Cruz Mountains and into the urban sprawl? Mountain lions have been caught lurking in the shadows on security cameras in Millbrae over the past week. A handful of residents in the Oakland hills and Piedmont say they’ve seen mutilated deer carcasses in their neighborhoods....
    FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – American Airlines announced it will invest in $25 million in U.K.-based Vertical Aerospace including preordering up to 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft — totaling around $1 billion. Vertical Aerospace is developing the VA-X4 electric aircraft that can carry four passengers and a pilot and fly at speeds up to two hundred miles...
    Nicole Kidman Says Shes Way Out of My Comfort Zone as Lucille Ball: Im Never Cast Funny New Refi Program Helps Lower-Income Borrowers Lower Their Monthly Payment Belgium is into the latter years of its golden generation, with a World Cup bronze medal to its name. Does full validation only come in the form of a title? Romelu Lukaku...
    A beachgoer walks by grasslands at the shoreline in Muir Beach on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Grassy areas and coastal scrub are among the habitats where ticks are found. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)  A study of ticks in coastal Northern California found that up to 8% in Marin County carried the pathogen for Lyme disease, a potentially debilitating condition for...