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    Police have asked the public for information after a man jumped over the counter at a Long Island bank and stole money. The incident happened at the TD Bank, located at 2025 Broadhollow Road in East Farmingdale, at about noon on Thursday, Dec. 2, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. SCPD said the man stole a cash drawer and left the scene.  No one was injured, police said.  "The man, who was described as Black, with a thin build, was wearing dark-colored clothing and had his face covered," police reported. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 631-852-6553 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
              more   Twitter implemented a new safety initiative Tuesday that has caused confusion among many of its users. “In addition, you may not share private media, such as images or videos of private individuals, without their consent,” the company said in a blog post. “However, we recognise [sic] that there are instances where users may share images or videos of private individuals, who are not public figures, as part of a newsworthy event or to further public discourse on issues or events of public interest. In such cases, we may allow the media to remain on the platform.” Some read the new guideline as a ban on sharing videos and photos taken at public protests or riots, which would significantly hamper independent media reporters who report live from those scenes. But Twitter spokesman Trenton Kennedy told The Tennessee Star that that is not the case, noting that “this is about sharing an image of someone else without their consent.” He directed The Star to language in the new rule that says the subject of the private media must file a complaint with Twitter to...
    What do state Rep. Mary Franson, a conservative Republican from Alexandria, and Steve Grove, a former Google executive who is now DFL Gov. Tim Walz’s top economic official, have in common? Financial disclosure statements filed with the state suggest they, at some point, have owned investments in the electric car company Tesla worth at least $10,000. That fact is brought to you by Minnesota’s campaign finance laws, which require a wide range of public officials in the state to disclose some of their economic interests, including properties, investments and speaking fees. Officials even have to say whether they or a family member have a financial stake in horse racing, though only one top state official has reported such an investment: Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Department of Health, who reported a stake in a four-year-old horse that races at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. “His name is Big Boy McCoy because he’s a very large horse,” Malcolm said. The disclosures, available on the Campaign Finance Board’s website, can give insight into the financial holdings of public officials, while providing a safeguard...
    MEMBERS of the public are being trained up to dish out boosters as the country works to save Christmas from the threat of Omicron. The rollout of the extra shot of vaccine has been ramped up as the mutant variant arrived in Britain. 3Members of the public are being trained up to give out booster jabsCredit: Alamy Ministers want as many people as possible to get their boosters earlier, to stop any more restrictions coming back in. The arrival of the super strain has already seen mask wearing enforced again, and a change in travel restrictions. But to combat any more coming in, and the variant spreading, regular Brits are being taught how to give out the vaccines. This will speed up the rollout and allow more jabs to go in more arms, as the NHS is also trying to deal with the backlog of delayed treatments. Professor Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said the coronavirus vaccination programme "is all about speed". He told BBC Breakfast: "So the two challenges are going...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys’ COVID outbreak is one of the biggest in the NFL this season. Public health experts say it shows that the pandemic is far from over. “Just makes you want to be cautious, because if they’re taking all the protocols and they’re having outbreaks, then we just have to step up our game even more,” said fan Tyler Simmons. READ MORE: AAA Texas Offers Tips For Safely Transporting That Perfect Christmas TreeSome Cowboys fans are concerned not only about how the head coach’s case of COVID will affect the team’s season, but also what it means about the continued spread of the virus. “It is a reminder that we still need to take precautions to protect those around us,” said Dr. Erin Carlson, director of graduate public health programs at UT Arlington. Case rates in Texas right now are much lower than they were at this time last year, but public health experts say there’s still a chance people got the virus during Thanksgiving celebrations or travel. “We do expect that there will be a...
    BRITS who fail to wear a mask in shops and on public transport could face a maximum fine of £6,400 from TOMORROW.  Fines of £200 will be handed out to people in England who do not wear a face mask under new government rules as they try to crack down on the “worst ever” Covid variant. 6Brits who don't wear masks on public transport or shops will be fined £200Credit: Alamy 6Sajid Javid said mandatory face masks are due to return from Tuesday Health Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed yesterday that compulsory masks will be reintroduced in England from Tuesday to help tackle the Omicron super-strain. Those who continually fail to comply with the rules will have their fine double with each offence. A second infraction will see it jump to £400, then £800 for a third with the maximum fine being capped at £6,400.  MPs will vote on the new restrictions within 28 days after legislation is placed before the Commons today - with the rules coming into effect at 4am on Tuesday.  Rules are different in Scotland, Wales and...
    A school administrator in Indiana was locked out of his email and banned from school grounds Wednesday after leaking information that students were being instructed in critical race theory ideology. "As of one hour ago, Indianapolis Public Schools has suspended my access to email & Google Drive," Anthony Kinnett, an administrator with Indianapolis Public Schools, posted to Twitter Wednesday. "I am currently banned from going to any IPS school building or hosting any professional developments." The administrator said the punitive actions are in response to Kinnnett's leaking of a video earlier this year that showed an "equity administrator" teaching middle school students that systematic racism affects all levels of society and the environment, according to a report . WOMAN ARRESTED AT AIRPORT AFTER ALLEGEDLY REFUSING TO WEAR MASK AND YELLING, 'LET'S GO BRANDON' "The environment, oh my, there's so much racism dealing with just the environment," Dr. Patricia Payne told students during a Jan. 15 "Racial Justice Speaker Series" lecture, according to the leaked material. As of one hour ago, Indianapolis Public Schools has...
    An Indianapolis Public Schools administrator who leaked student trainings infused with critical race theory (CRT) was banned from school buildings and locked out of his email Wednesday. “I am currently banned from going to any IPS school building or hosting any professional developments,” Tony Kinnett posted on Twitter Nov. 24, sharing a screenshot of his work email login. He confirmed that the actions came in response to the Daily Caller News Foundation report, describing warnings he had received from human resources over his “whistleblowing.” As of one hour ago, Indianapolis Public Schools has suspended my access to email & Google Drive. pic.twitter.com/DoxefdKisX — Tony Kinnett (@TheTonus) November 24, 2021 Kinnett provided a video to the DCNF featuring an equity administrator who lectured middle school students about systemic racism permeating all aspects of society, including related to the environment. (RELATED: The Schools That Retaliated Against The Unwoke) “The environment, oh my, there’s so much racism dealing with just the environment,” Dr. Patricia Payne told students at Butler University Laboratory School 60 in a “Racial Justice Speaker Series” lecture given...
    A judge Tuesday ruled local health departments cannot issue orders, close businesses, quarantine students, and stated parts of Missouri’s Code of State Regulations pertaining to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) violated the state constitution. In an 18-page judgment, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled in favor of Shannon Robinson, B&R STL and Church of the Word, who filed suit last December. They argued DHSS policies should not be able to “abolish representative government in the creation of public health laws” and “authorize closure of a school or assembly based on the unfettered opinion of an unelected official.” “This was definitely a line in the sand that I felt needed to be drawn,” said Ben Brown, a plaintiff who’s running for the state Senate seat of Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan. “I understand the reason why you have to have some emergency powers in the case of a natural disaster or some imminent threat. I could see why you should have some laws allowing a period of time for taking quick actions. But when things were drawn out for...
    Amanda Knox has opened up about why she can't just disappear from the public eye and live a normal life, saying she has limited career choices due to 'bad circumstances.'   The 34-year-old continues to face public backlash more than a decade after she was wrongfully convicted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy during a sensational trial that made international headlines.  In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Knox and her husband Christopher Robinson detailed how the media scrutiny left her no choice but to be a public figure because it was nearly impossible for her to find a normal job.   'I could go and work at the post office,' she said. 'And sometimes I have fantasies about doing that. But I want to do the best I can with what I have, and this is what I have.'     Candid: Amanda Knox and her husband Christopher Robinson opened up about why she can't just disappear from the public eye in an interview with the British newspaper The Times  Lost time: Knox was wrongfully convicted of murdering her British...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Florida Power & Light should be able to collect an additional $810 million from customers next year because of higher-than-expected natural gas costs, staff members of the state Public Service Commission recommended Tuesday. Florida utilities are generally allowed to pass through costs to customers for fuel used at power plants. Utilities each year file projected fuel costs that regulators then use to determine how much will be charged to customers in the subsequent year. READ MORE: Groveland Four Officially Cleared Of 1949 Rape Of White WomanFPL made such a filing Sept. 3, with regulators approving it early this month. But the utility on Nov. 9 requested what is known as a “mid-course correction,” a sort of add-on to what was approved earlier. The $810 million sought by FPL represents gas costs above projections for the final months of this year and for 2022. The commission is scheduled to take up the request and the staff recommendation during a Dec. 7 meeting. READ MORE: Don't Be A Turkey: AAA Activates 'Tow to Go'...
              more   The Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) voted to leave the National School Board Association (NSBA). The Thursday decision places the VSBA in the company of other state school board associations who are dissociating from the NSBA after the national association sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for federal law enforcement to respond to threats and attacks related to school board politics. However, that’s not the only reason the VSBA wants to leave. “VSBA’s decision to withdraw from NSBA was necessary, but not made lightly and was not based merely on the letter that the NSBA Leadership sent to President Biden calling for broad federal law enforcement intervention. The decision to end membership with NSBA effective June 30, 2022, was made in response to a persistent pattern of dysfunction within the NSBA organization and among those charged with its governance,” the state association told Virginia school boards in a letter. The VSBA will work with other state associations to continue providing training opportunities and national lobbying to replace opportunities lost by the withdrawal. The VSBA will officially...
    NEW YORK -- More than 7 million views tuned in Friday night to hear sisters Jennifer and Jordan Turpin recount their harrowing escape from their parents' torture in Diane Sawyer's special event, "Escape From A House Of Horror."The siblings admitted that their exclusive interview on "20/20" was tough to watch but made them feel proud of themselves and each other."It brought back a lot of stuff, and when I saw the camera film of my mother and father, it was very scary. My heart just dropped to my stomach," Jordan Turpin, 21, told "Good Morning America" on Monday."But I'm just glad that it's out there," she added, so "people know that they have a voice and they can speak up if something's not right."The Diane Sawyer special event, "Escape From A House Of Horror," is now streaming on Hulu.EMBED More News Videos Jordan and Jennifer Turpin described the public's and their siblings' reaction to the "20/20" "house of horrors" special. The eldest Turpin sibling, 33-year-old Jennifer Turpin, said "there's always a way out, and I hope people get that from...
    Sen. Joe Manchin confers with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto at a June meeting of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.Tom Williams/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Amid the recent skirmishes over revising the reconciliation bill, known as the Build Back Better Plan, lawmakers once again skipped a chance to reform the General Mining Law of 1872. Under this outdated law, hardrock miners can extract profitable minerals such as gold and silver from public lands without having to pay any federal royalties. Though it has been challenged several times over the past few decades, mainly by Democrats, the law has not been significantly updated in the nearly 150 years since its passage. In August, a House committee, chaired by Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., tried to modernize the legislation by adding language to the reconciliation bill to establish federal royalties of between 4 percent to 8 percent on these mines. This would have been the...
    (CNN)Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas announced her retirement Saturday afternoon after serving nearly 30 years in Congress, according to a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Pelosi said in a statement Saturday that Johnson is "a dedicated and highly effective leader on behalf of Dallas area families and the entire nation for her thirty years in the Congress and nearly 50 years in public service."Johnson was the first Black woman elected to state public office from Dallas, according to Pelosi, as well as the first African American and woman to be the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology."On behalf of her many friends in Congress, we thank the Chairwoman for her leadership for the people of Texas and all Americans, and wish her and her family, including her beloved son Kirk and grandchildren Kirk Jr, David and James, the best in their next steps," Pelosi said.The 30th Congressional District encompasses much of the city of Dallas and parts of Dallas County.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Councilmember Bobby Henon has stepped down from his leadership role on four City Council committees just days after he was convicted in the high profile bribery and corruption trial, along with Philadelphia labor leader John Dougherty. Henon sent a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke on Wednesday saying he’s resigning as Chair of the Committee on Public Property and Public Works, Chair of the Committee on Licenses and Inspections, Vice Chair of the Committee on Finance and Vice Chair of the Committee on Public Health and Human Services READ MORE: Person Shot Near West Philadelphia Barbershop, Police SayHenon has not yet resigned from City Council. READ MORE: Cash-Checking Store Murder Has Neighborhood Outraged Over Violent Crime Around Olney Transportation CenterBy law, Henon does not have to resign until he is sentenced in February. MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Health Officials Concerned Region Could See New Wave Of COVID-19 Cases As Holidays ApproachStay with CBSPhilly.com, CBSN Philly and CBS3 on-air for the latest on this developing story.
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police Wednesday were searching for a pit bull puppy that was stolen from the West Hills area. (credit: LAPD) READ MORE: Former Riverside Teacher, Soccer Coach Paul Lowe Charged With Sexually Abusing Former Student 20 Years AgoThe 8-month-old puppy was stolen around 4 p.m. on Nov. 2 from the owner’s yard in the 15000 block of Nordhoff Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. READ MORE: LAX: Up To 2 Million Travelers Expected To Pass Through During Thanksgiving PeriodThe puppy is described as “short in stature” with gray and white fur and light-colored eyes. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD Mission Area detective office at 818-838-9866, 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. MORE NEWS: Free Thanksgiving Meal Kits Handed Out To Families In Need At Union Station(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
    You might want to get in line now to get your holiday mail out in time. The United States Postal Service is the nation’s most popular federal agency by a mile—91% of Americans have a favorable opinion of it. Or at least, 91% of Americans (as close as you can get to unanimous in public opinion) loved it before Trump turned it over to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his enabler, Board of Governors Chair Ron Bloom, and they started doing things like killing baby chicks and delaying prescription drug and utility bill deliveries, and flirted with sabotaging the elections. The Bloom/DeJoy team decided to follow up the debacles of 2020 by adopting DeJoy’s 10-year plan to slow down the mail, reduce local post office hours, and make it cost a lot more to send mail, just in time for the holidays. Given how much the public loves the Postal Service, it sure seems like it would welcome President Joe Biden saving the institution as his gift to the nation. Just in time for Christmas, Bloom’s extended term on the board is going to...
    DENVER (CBS4) – After the state implemented a new vaccine requirement for large indoor events in the Denver metro area, public health officials are saying more needs to be done to curb the state’s status in the pandemic. (credit: CBS) “This continues to be a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 Incident Commander. “What we can’t afford right now is a large super spreader event happening. And so, working on a vaccine passport like this, vaccine for entry, allows us to mitigate the potential of that happen.” (credit: CBS) The new vaccine requirement for indoor events “unseated” of more than 500 people is in place for six metro area counties including Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Broomfield, and Boulder. Vaccine rates are near 80% in each county. “I think this was a good start that needs to be followed by more,” said Dr. Bill Burman, the Executive Director of the Public Health Institute at Denver Health. The counties under the vaccine requirement sent a joint letter to the state asking for more to be done because of the...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (CBS Chicago/CBS News) — Defense lawyers did not want him there, but the Rev. Jesse Jackson was in court Monday for the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. Jackson sat with Arbery’s mother in court during the trial in Brunswick, Georgia. READ MORE: Felony Charges Of Murder Filed Against Teen Suspect In Stabbing That Killed Manny Porties, 18, After State's Attorney Earlier Rejected Such ChargesFather and son Greg and Travis McMichael, who are white, armed themselves and pursued Arbery, a 25-year-old Black, man in a pickup truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood on Feb. 23, 2020. Their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan joined the chase and told police he ran Arbery off the road with his own truck before taking cellphone video of Travis McMichael shooting him three times with a shotgun. In court Tuesday, a defense lawyer tried to have Jackson removed. The same defense lawyer complained last week when the Rev. Al Sharpton joined Arbery’s mother and father inside the Glynn County courtroom. Attorney Kevin Gough said he feared Sharpton was trying to influence the jury, telling...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — An 1833 statue of Thomas Jefferson will be booted from New York’s City Hall and sent on long-term loan to the New York Historical Society, after some City Council members objected to its presence because Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves. The Public Design Commission voted unanimously on Monday to remove the statue from the City Council chambers at City Hall. Instead, it will be on display with context about Jefferson’s legacy in the historical society’s lobby for six months and in its library reading room after that, museum officials said. READ MORE: City Panel Votes To Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue At City HallThe statue by artist Pierre-Jean David d’Angers is a plaster model of the bronze Jefferson statue in the Capitol rotunda of the U.S. Congress. Museum officials said in a statement they would offer context about Jefferson’s “complicated legacy” including “his contributions as a founder and draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the contradiction between his vision of human equality and his ownership of enslaved people.” It will be accessible to the public without...
    With President Joe Biden expected to sign the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law next week, the nation is about to embark on a long-discussed series of major projects aimed at bringing the built environment up to date — and creating the new jobs he promised on the campaign trail. The bill funds everything from new and repaved bridges and roads to water systems, expanded broadband access, and investments in renewable energy that could fundamentally transform the American landscape. PELOSI PULLS OFF $1.2 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE WIN FOR BIDEN But the question now is how such a massive spending bill radiates out from Capitol Hill over the 50 states and thousands of individual cities and counties that make up the country. Any major government spending project brings with it concerns over bureaucratic red tape, extensive reviews and planning sessions, overhead costs, delays, and, in the worst cases, outright corruption. "So much of the cost-effectiveness of this, and its ultimate reach and impact, will depend on federal, state, and local coordination," said Joseph Kane, a fellow...
    GRANADA HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Family members are asking for the public's help finding a mentally disabled woman who disappeared from a Granada Hills facility 10 days ago.Monick Garcia was living at the Caresource living facility when she walked away on Nov. 4 and has not been seen since."Please help me find her," said Monick's mother, Gail Zamora. "Please. I'm asking everybody to help me find my daughter."The 36-year-old woman has the mental capacity of a child, her family says, because of a traumatic brain injury suffered about a year ago when she was struck by a train.Her family says she needs multiple medications on a daily basis. Her speech is slurred and she has trouble communicating.She went missing without a cellphone or money."We're just praying she's alive," said Monick's uncle, Daniel Garcia. "Without the pills, the meds, (we're hoping) that nothing happened to her. Hopefully. We're just praying that we find her alive."Monick Garcia is described as being 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 175 pounds.Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Los Angeles...
    First, I want to mention that my sincerest apologies were expressed to the Ham family on behalf of our Academy the day Lauryn was injured. I have been in touch with them via their Coach since then to organize a needed sit down for the two young girls involved in this unfortunate situation. It is my belief from speaking with Lauryn’s Coach that all involved believe measured consequences in relation to what transpired are in order. Second, I want to assure the public that our Academy takes these matters very seriously, and DOES NOT CONDONE this type of behavior. EVER. The player has been suspended indefinitely; but more importantly we are helping [the player] and her mother enter into counseling & anger management as well as service to community work. They couldn’t be more remorseful for their part in this regrettable turn of events. READ MORE: Salvation Army Hands Out 1,000 Turkeys To Families In NeedThird, I want to assure everyone that this is NOT and has NEVER been behavior that was encouraged in the past. A second video is circulating from September with no context and zero connection to what transpired last Sunday in Garden Grove. The September clip was the result of players...
    The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been in the news so much lately that it seems like it would be easier to just refer to it as simply the Select Committee. But it’s not the only one. There is also the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which was formed back in April 2020 and is still very much in business. Despite its relative absence from the news, this subcommittee has been busy investigating topics ranging from illegal evictions during the pandemic to how to fight vaccine resistance.  But it’s a series of just-released documents from that committee that may make the media remember that this committee is out there. Working with both emails and texts, the committee shows both the extent to which members of the Trump White House interfered with efforts to protect the public, and the way they consistently worked to downplay the threat—leading to disaster. Those efforts extend back to appearances by Dr. Nancy Messonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, at the very outside of the pandemic in February of 2020. In a pair of appearances,...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Following a nearly two-year long I-Team investigation, a new law should help protect homeowners from being hit with what many homebuyers told CBS 11 News were “hidden costs.” Texas State House Representative Tan Parker says he saw homeowners in our I-Team investigations in 2020. READ MORE: Henderson County City Of Eustace Evacuated After Gas Leak“I’m thankful to have watched your broadcast to have seen the story, and I wanted to immediately take action on behalf of my constituency,” says Representative Parker. In our first report, North Texas homeowners Diane and Gary Owen says, “I opened up the tax bill, looked at it and thought, ‘Why is it so much more than what we thought it was going to be?’ ” “I’m mad,” says Vanessa and Robert Fillingim. Vanessa is a realtor who told us in March of 2020 she had no idea about the added cost. The I-Team followed up months later when residents in another new development also began complaining. “We would have bought a home elsewhere,” says Karla New in September 2020. The...
                        The Arizona Court of Appeals rejected a request from Cyber Ninjas, the company that audited Maricopa County’s ballots, to block a public records request by the media for records from the audit. Phoenix Newspapers Inc., which owns The Arizona Republic, asked for emails and other documents in its April request, which the lower trial court granted. Cyber Ninjas appealed the decision. The appellate court rejected the cyberfirm’s argument that opening its records up for public inspection would allow opening the records of any contractor that does business with the state. Dennis Wilenchik, Cyber Ninja’s attorney (pictured above), expressed his disappointment to Capitol Media Services, “The government cannot force private contractors to produce things the government does not own. He said it’s similar to a violation of the Fourth Amendment protections against search and seizure. In a letter to the Arizona Senate’s legal counsel last September, Wilenchik said Cyber Ninjas had already turned over everything from the audit except images of the ballots, photographs of voting equipment, and videos...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF/AP) — The federal government denied California $12 billion in transit funding this week, citing a long-running dispute over changes to the state’s public pension law that the Biden administration recently determined are improper. Federal law says state and local agencies must protect the interests of their employees to be eligible for federal public transit grants. A state law that took effect in 2013 made changes to California’s public pension system, including making pensions less generous for new employees. READ MORE: State Health Officials Greenlight On Demand COVID Booster ShotsThe Sacramento Bee reports the U.S. Department of Labor recently determined those changes were improper because they were imposed by law instead of collectively bargained with public employee unions. The federal government’s latest decision means the state would be ineligible for about $9.5 billion in money set aside for California public transit agencies in the infrastructure bill Congress approved last week. California would also forfeit about $2.5 billion in grants for public transit that were part of the most recent federal coronavirus relief legislation. “This relief funding has...
    California governor Gavin Newsom had an adverse reaction to getting the Covid booster and a flu shot within days of each other, leaving him with muscle weakness and fatigue, claim sources in the family's inner circle. The governor was last seen in public on October 27, after receiving a COVID-19 booster shot in Oakland. He had gotten a flu shot on October 22. Newsom finally appeared in a photo attending Ivy Getty's star-studded wedding this past weekend after disappearing from the public eye for nearly two weeks.  Newsom is seen wearing a sharp tuxedo with a black mask as he looks on while Gordon Getty gives his granddaughter Ivy Love Getty a kiss at the end of the aisle at the lavish San Francisco wedding - officiated by top Democrat Nancy Pelosi - on Saturday.   Newsom is a long-time friend of the billionaire oil tycoon Getty family, who have financially backed his political campaigns.  The sighting comes as a surprise as questions had been swirling about the Democrat Governor's whereabouts and health. Newsom abruptly pulled out of the COP26 climate summit in Scotland...
                        The Star News Network, acting on a tip from a source who attended Ivy Getty’s Saturday wedding in San Francisco, spoke to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office about his recent disappearance from public life, rumored to be connected to an adverse effect of his COVID-19 booster shot. According to The Star’s tipster, Newsom, who confirmed that he was in attendance at Getty’s wedding, told another wedding attendee that he had a negative health reaction to his booster shot. Tuesday, Newsom’s office denied that the governor experienced any problems from his booster shot. “The Governor had no adverse reaction to his booster shot,” Press Secretary Daniel Lopez told The Star by email. Other news sites speculated that Newsom suffered from Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) after the booster shot, a claim which Newsom’s office also denied. GBS is an autoimmune disorder where a person’s immune system damages their own nerves, which can cause muscle weakness, according to the CDC. This condition can last between a few weeks or a few years. Last week, Newsom...
    (CNN)Amid a swirl of questions about his absence from the public eye over the past week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that he had decided to cancel his plans to attend the United Nations climate summit in Scotland after what he described as "an intervention" from his kids, who couldn't believe he was going to miss Halloween.The Democratic governor, who spent much of the summer campaigning against the ultimately unsuccessful effort to remove him from office, spoke about the pull of his responsibilities as a father and a husband during an in-person appearance at the California Economic Summit in Monterey. He said that "it's been a hell of a couple of years for all of us," especially parents. And he encouraged fathers to prioritize family time, especially after a year when mothers have picked up a lot of extra responsibilities."I've been on this damn treadmill. We've gone from crisis to crisis -- from wildfires to extreme drought to social justice and unrest" while dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, Newsom said. He added that after he had defeated the recall...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Twenty months since it was closed because of the pandemic, the Massachusetts State House is still closed to the public, but the building is open to lawmakers. More than 95% of whom are vaccinated, and they’re welcome to return. But are they actually going into the office? READ MORE: Curley School In Jamaica Plain Closing For 10 Days Because Of COVID OutbreakWBZ-TV’s David Wade decided to walk the hallways of the State House to see. What he saw was a ghost town without the interest of tumbleweeds blowing through. The hallways were empty. Almost every office was locked. Social distancing signs dotted the empty hallways. We did see the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President. House Speaker Ron Mariano said legislators are working just as hard from home. They’re able to vote, talk to constituents and hold public hearings remotely. “We’ve adapted to a very difficult situation and continue to do our work,” Mariano said. READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 1,397 New COVID Cases, 24 Additional DeathsWe did find one State Senator in his...
    SACRAMENTO (AP) — With pressure mounting following a nearly two-week absence from public life, California Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to speak at an economic conference on Tuesday – his first public appearance since abruptly canceling a trip to an international climate conference for unspecified family obligations. Newsom has been out of public sight since receiving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot on Oct. 27. Two days later he canceled a trip to the United Nations’ climate conference in Scotland. Newsom, who is married with four children between the ages of 5 and 12, cited “family obligations” as the reason. READ MORE: Elderly San Jose Man Struck By Motorist Succumbs To Injuries; 20th Pedestrian Fatality This YearBut Newsom appears to be returning to his normal routine this week. After speaking at the economic conference on Tuesday, he’s scheduled to visit a coronavirus vaccine clinic in Los Angeles on Wednesday — his first event taking questions from reporters. Newsom often holds several or more public events a week and his absence and his office’s prolonged silence about what he was doing prompted speculation...
    SACRAMENTO —  For the past two weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom has done something that’s very out of character: he’s stayed out of the public eye. That is expected to end Tuesday when he takes part in an economic summit in Monterey, the first official event he’s attended since Oct. 27 and marking the end of an absence that sparked several days of social media chatter and criticism but little explanation from his staff. After a taxing 20 months leading the state through a global pandemic and a victorious — though some of his confidants say discomfiting — recall election layered on top of a busy legislative session and bill-signing period, a break in public events might go unnoticed for other California public officials. But not for a governor who often appears to crave the spotlight and incited speculation by remaining silent after abruptly canceling an opportunity to tout his and the state’s environmental achievements on the world stage last week. The questions about his absence rose to such a crest that the governor’s office finally had to make...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With pressure mounting following a nearly two-week absence from public life, California Gov. Gavin Newsom planned to speak at an economic conference on Tuesday – his first public appearance since abruptly canceling a trip to an international climate conference for unspecified family obligations. Newsom has been out of public sight since receiving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot on Oct. 27. Two days later he canceled a trip to the United Nations’ climate conference in Scotland. His office cited unspecified family obligations as the reason. Newsom often holds several or more public events a week and his absence and his office’s prolonged silence about what he was doing prompted speculation about his health, mostly from conservative political opponents on social media who rallied around the hashtag #wheresgavin. Photos over the weekend published in Vogue showed Newsom at the wedding of Ivy Love Getty, a model and great-granddaughter of billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. The Getty and Newsom families have long been friends, with Newsom’s father once managing the Getty family trust. Gordon Getty, the son...
    Is Melania Trump ready to step back into the spotlight? The former first lady made two glamorous appearances on her husband, Donald Trump's arm last week, after months of being practically M.I.A.  Ever since her husband left office in January and the pair relocated to Mar-a-Lago, Melania has shied away from the public eye. She may have spent four years in the spotlight, but it seems she has been enjoying a much quieter life lately. Besides attending a baseball game last month, Melania hadn't made a single public appearance with the former president since April. Until now - that is. The 51-year-old attended back-to-back Gala events in Mar-a-Lago on November 4 and November 6 - and many of her supporters are so happy to see her out and about again. Melania Trump made two glamorous appearances on her husband, Donald Trump's arm last week, after months of being practically M.I.A. The first event - an America First Policy Institute fundraiser - took place at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, on November 4 She and her husband entered the event hand-in-hand,...
    UNITED STATES Representative Paul Gosar made headlines in November 2021 after he posted a controversial video on Twitter. Now users are wondering why the platform is allowing it to stay after it shows a violent anime scene that ends in the death of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 2Paul Gosar is a U.S. RepresentativeCredit: Getty Who is Paul Gosar? Born November 27, 1958, Gosar, 62, is known as a far-right politician who currently serves as the U.S. Rep. for Arizona's 4th congressional district, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to his career in politics, Gosar was a dentist. In 2010, he was elected to represent the neighboring 1st congressional district until redistricting. When Gosar is not working, he can be found at home with his wife Maude and their three children. What is the Paul Gosar anime video and why is it not being removed from Twitter? On November 7, 2021, Gosar posted a violent anime video on Twitter that shows his face attached to an anime body running with two swords in his hands...
    DANVERS (CBS) – Angry residents ripped into Danvers school officials at a meeting Monday night, arguing they had swept an ugly chapter under the rug. “It was concealed from the community that you folks were entrusted to lead,” Karen Renieri said. “Everybody here is just covering yourself,” said Lisa Silva. “We checked the box.” They’re talking about two winters ago when a boy on the Danvers High hockey team told authorities about racial, homophobic, and anti-Semitic hazing rituals in the team locker room at their home rink, where he was whacked in the face with a sex toy and inappropriately touched while forced to stand naked. “We’ve been told that these actions do not reflect the core values, mission and vision that we seek from our school system, but yet the lack of transparency and action says otherwise,” School Committee member Alice Campbell said. An independent investigator’s report just made public is heavily redacted but concludes the same thing police and the district attorney did – there wasn’t enough evidence to bring any criminal charges. One woman says her son...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom's unusual disappearance from public view has the Twitterverse buzzing and Newsom's wife telling inquiring critics to "stop hating and get a life."Questions about Newsom's whereabouts started when the possible Presidential contender abruptly canceled a long-planned trip to the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.RELATED: Gov. Newsom remains out of public sight to deal with family obligationsNewsom cited unspecified "family obligations" as the reason for the last-minute stay-at-home decision, but gave no specifics.Questions really started to bubble up after the governor who rarely goes a day without some type of media appearance went silent after receiving a highly touted COVID booster shot.Here's one of the tweets:"Gavin Newsom has not been heard from since he had his booster shot 11 days ago. There is no way that he would keep people guessing if the shot made him sick, and therefore less likely to get one themselves unless that's exactly what happened.'So what's going on?According to ABC7 News Contributor Phil Matier's reliable sources, planning for Newsom's trip to Glasgow began more than a year...
    Ana Maria Dimand, Boise State University The U.S. Congress passed an infrastructure bill that funds more than a trillion dollars in nationwide federal spending on Nov. 5, 2021. The bill puts about US$240 billion toward building or rebuilding roads, bridges, public transit, airports and railways. More than $150 billion is slated for projects that address climate change, like building electric vehicle charging stations, upgrading energy grids and production to work better with renewables, and making public transit more environmentally sustainable. There's funding for cybersecurity, clean water and waste treatment systems, broadband internet connections and more. The bill is the largest investment in the nation's infrastructure in decades. So how does the government go about spending all that money? Officials are required to follow certain procedures, regulations and guidelines for advertising and gathering bids, reviewing them and then hiring contractors to do the work. This process is called “public procurement." What's interesting to me and my colleagues who study public procurement policy is how this massive influx of spending can be used as an innovative policy tool to further...
    Dallas has quietly removed parts of police reports housed online and advised other changes to reporting crime data that has historically been easily accessible to the public.  A Friday memo to city officials and the public safety committee confirmed that the public would no longer be able to search for information like complainant names, including victims of homicides, according to The Dallas Morning News. The memo also recommended changes to the Open Data portal in Dallas that would allow police to push back the timeline for reporting the whereabouts of officers responding to crimes in addition to redacting information on offense reports, the Morning News reported. The changes were intended to protect sensitive information about victims and officers, and Dallas police Chief Eddie García offered his full support for the changes on Friday, per the Morning News. However, the move prompted transparency-related concerns as information available to the public dwindles, especially as records available through the city’s Open Data portal are already partial. The Morning News reported that a search for homicide cases in 2021 had 87 results despite statistics from the police that indicated 200...
    The wife of California Governor Gavin Newsom took to social media to defend her husband and call out 'haters without a life' who criticized Newsom's 12-day disappearance from public view in a since-deleted tweet.  'It's funny how certain folks can't handle truth,' California First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom wrote. 'When someone cancels something, maybe they're just in the office working; maybe in their free time they're at home with their family, at their kids' sports matches, or dining out with their wife. Please stop hating and get a life.'    The governor's wife recently reflected on the need to regard 'domestic work' as important in the light of the pandemic, after announcing she will direct a documentary about three couples who try to juggle their family and professional lives.  'If the COVID-19 pandemic has not made it clear how damaging it is to society when we render care and domestic work invisible, I am not sure what else will,' Newsom said about the documentary, based on the book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (And More...
    Mark Glaze, 51, was once referred as 'the face of the gun control movement' by the WSJ after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 A campaigner credited with helping found the modern gun control movement has killed himself in jail while being held on a DUI charge. Mark Glaze died last month while being held at Lackawanna County Prison in Pennsylvania, with the 51 year-old's death announced in a New York Times story published Sunday. Glaze, a father-of-one, is said to have been suffering from addiction and severe depression in the period leading up to his arrest and death.    'As we celebrate the life of our beloved Mark, we would be remiss not to mention his harrowing struggle with alcohol, depression, and anxiety,' a Facebook statement said.  'In the last years of his life, Mark actively sought help. He completed several treatment programs, with the hope of finding peace and breaking free of the addictive cycle that caused him to feel so desperately alone and in pain. … We pray that by being open about Mark's cause of...
    VIENNA (AP) — Unvaccinated people in Austria who also haven’t had COVID-19 will no longer be allowed to enter restaurants, hotels and hair salons or attend public events larger than 25 people under new rules that take effect Monday, the government said. Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg outlined the rules Friday night after a meeting with state-level leaders to discuss the country’s response to rapidly rising coronavirus cases. “It is simply our responsibility to protect the people in our country,” Schallenberg told reporters, noting the case numbers and increasingly full hospital intensive care units. Previously, people could enter restaurants, hotels and other areas if they were vaccinated, had recovered from the virus or could show results from a negative test. The government is planning a transition period for the first four weeks to encourage the unvaccinated to get shots. During that time, anyone who has received one vaccine dose and has results from a valid PCR test will be allow to attend events and enter the listed types of locations. People in Austria who have not been vaccinated for the Chinese...
    California Governor Gavin Newsom has disappeared from public view for 10 days and abruptly canceled plans to attend the COP26 climate summit in Scotland, raising questions about what is impacting his schedule. Newsom was last seen in public on October 27, receiving a COVID-19 booster shot in Oakland. He said it was painless and then flexed in celebration, urging others to get boosters as well. Two days later, his office issued a statement citing unspecified family obligations, abruptly cancelling his plans to attend the global climate conference, a huge gathering of international leaders on a subject that is among his highest priorities. The statement claimed that Newsom would attend the summit virtually, though he still has not made a video appearance. California's lieutenant governor led the delegation in his place. Since then, Newsom has been seen only in prerecorded video statements, and in family Halloween photos posted on Monday, in costume as a pirate with his wife and four young children. October 27: Governor Newsom was last seen in public receiving a COVID-19 booster shot in Oakland from Dr. Mark Ghaly,...
    by Jennifer Tucker, Wesleyan University In the opening scene of “The Last Duel," the new film set in 14th-century France, a herald announces the rules for conduct at a tournament to the death. He declares that no members of the public – whatever their social background – are allowed to bring weapons to the event. This scene might seem far removed from 21st-century America. But medieval weapons laws – including a 1328 English statute prohibiting the public carry of edged weapons without royal permission – are at the center of dueling legal opinions in a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. The plaintiffs are challenging New York's “proper cause" gun law, which tightly restricts public carry of firearms. If they win, similar laws in several other states will be called into question. That means that concealed carry licensing laws could be broadly liberalized for millions of Americans currently living in those more restrictive jurisdictions. Few people realize how big a role...