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    President Biden pledged Monday evening that any American who wants a coronavirus vaccine will have access to one by mid-summer. “By the end of July, we'll have over 600 million doses, enough to vaccinate every single American," Biden said Tuesday. Biden made the remarks during a televised town hall with CNN, going on to predict that the country would be closer to normalcy "by next Christmas." Host Anderson Cooper, though, pressed the president on whether he was referring to the number of shots that would be available or the number of people who would have already received their jabs by then. "Available," Biden replied. The White House has been reluctant to outline a timeline for herd immunity, or when 75% of the public will be inoculated against COVID-19. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert and Biden's chief medical adviser, had projected "open season" for vaccines by April, but...
    Annoyance among Texans over the state’s power grid failures following an unprecedented winter storm grew Tuesday as millions of people in the U.S. energy capital continued to suffer from the cold with no guarantee that their electricity and heat will return. soon or will stick once they come back. “I know people are upset and frustrated,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who woke up to the news that more than 1 million users were still without power in his city. “So am I,” he added. In total, between 2 and 3 million users in Texas were still without electricity almost two days after a historic snowfall and freezing temperatures caused an increase in the demand for electricity to heat houses that are not used to so much cold, which It overwhelmed the state’s power grid and caused widespread blackouts. More frigid weather was forecast for Tuesday night. ...
    With millions of Texas residents still without power Tuesday amid frigid temperatures, conservative commentators presented a false narrative that wind turbines and solar energy were primarily to blame. “We should never build another wind turbine in Texas,” read a Tuesday Facebook post from Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller. “The experiment failed big time.” “This is a perfect example of the need for reliable energy sources like natural gas & coal,” tweeted U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican from Montana, on Tuesday. In reality, failures in natural gas, coal and nuclear energy systems were responsible for nearly twice as many outages as frozen wind turbines and solar panels, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid, said in a press conference Tuesday. Still a variety of misleading claims spread on social media around renewable energy, with wind turbines and the Green New Deal getting much of...
    Millions were left without power as a winter storm gripped the southern and central United States Tuesday with record-low temperatures in ill-prepared areas, and a tornado claiming three lives. More than 20 storm-related deaths have been registered so far, including in traffic accidents in Texas, Kentucky and Missouri, according to local media. In hardest-hit Texas -- where freezing conditions prompted utility companies to implement rotating blackouts -- a woman and girl died from carbon monoxide poisoning after using a car to generate heat, according to NBC News. In Houston on Monday, a homeless man was killed "possibly from exposure," according to the Harris County Sheriffs Department, and the citys police chief said another man had been found dead after potential exposure to low temperatures. A man in Louisiana died when he hit his head after slipping on ice, and a 10-year-old Tennessee boy died after he and his six-year-old sister...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A controversial effort to further limit local governments’ ability to regulate and inspect vacation rental properties is advancing in the Florida Senate, as the proposal’s sponsor on Tuesday assured critics that the legislation is “a starting point.” As online platforms such as Airbnb have grown in popularity, regulation of short-term rental properties has become a perennial fight in the Legislature. RELATED: ‘For Those Gathered in the Wind’: Miami Artist T. Eliott Mansa’s Exhibition Honors Black Lives Lost Throughout American History State law already bans local governments from passing ordinances to outlaw vacation rentals, which have raised the ire of residents who complain of investor-owned, noisy “party houses” in neighborhoods. Other critics maintain that owners of some rental properties are failing to properly submit state and local taxes. But proponents contend that the short-term rental properties are used to supplement the incomes of retirees and families. They argue...
    Gina Carano was snapped flipping off a photographer as she made her way into a Los Angeles office building on Tuesday after being fired from Disney+ series The Mandalorian. The actress and mixed martial arts veteran, 38, who starred as Cara Dune in the Star Wars franchise spin-off, was axed last week over controversial Instagram posts. And, she told former New York Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss on Tuesday, she learned she'd been let go 'through social media, like everyone else.'  Gina Carano was snapped flipping off a photographer as she made her way into a Los Angeles office building on Tuesday after being fired from Disney+ series The Mandalorian  Also Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that toy manufacturer Hasbro has halted production of her Cara Dune action figure.  Retailer BigBadToyStore told the outlet: 'The Star Wars Black Cara Dune figure was released in 2020 and sold out not...
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Orange County’s COVID-19 positivity rate improved enough Tuesday to qualify for the red tier in the state’s guidelines to reopen more businesses, although the county still doesn’t meet all the metrics required to graduate from the most restrictive purple tier. On Tuesday, the county reported 658 new coronavirus cases along with 40 additional deaths. RELATED: FEMA-Run COVID Vaccine Super Site Opens At Cal State LA The new numbers brought the county’s total caseload to 243,163 and the death toll to 3,617. The numbers are reflective of the last two days since there wasn’t an update on Monday because of Presidents Day. Hospitalizations continued to trend downward Tuesday as well. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped from 790 on Sunday to 748 on Tuesday and the number of people in intensive care decreased from 257 to 235. Of the 40 deaths reported Tuesday, two were...
    The NAACP, alongside Democrat Representative Bennie Thompson, filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, among others, on Tuesday. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson has joined The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in a lawsuit against former President Trump, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as well as the groups the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers. The civil complaint, filed Tuesday, alleges Trump acted in violation of a “Reconstruction Era” law commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Act of 1871, or the “Ku Klux Klan Act.” The Ku Klux Klan Act was one of several steps taken to protect black citizens from the white supremacist organization. The suit specifically refers to statute 42 U.S. Code § 1985, “conspiracy to interfere with civil rights.” “You cannot move forward if you don’t address the illegality of what took place, the treasonous act,” NAACP President Derrick...
    President Joe Biden is recalibrating U.S. diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, deploying a new approach that includes sidestepping Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who had a close relationship with the Trump administration. In a stark reversal, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Tuesday said Biden will work directly with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud instead. STATE DEPARTMENT REVOKES HOUTHIS' TERROR DESIGNATION DESPITE ATTACK ON SAUDI AIRPORT "We’ve made clear from the beginning that we are going to recalibrate our relationship with Saudi Arabia," Psaki said Tuesday. But as the Biden administration reevaluates the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, Russia is working to expand its ties to the oil-rich Gulf nation. President Vladimir Putin and the crown prince addressed their continued coordination on stabilizing oil and energy markets in a phone call Monday, according to a statement by the Kremlin. They further discussed beefing up their mutual cooperation in trade, investments, and the economy, along with...
    OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family members who perished in a Houston-area house fire while using a fireplace to stay warm. The storm that overwhelmed power grids and immobilized the Southern Plains carried heavy snow and freezing rain into New England and the Deep South and left behind painfully low temperatures. Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico. In all, at least 20 deaths were reported. Other causes included car crashes and carbon monoxide poisoning. The weather also threatened to affect the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. President Joe Biden’s administration said delays in vaccine shipments and deliveries were likely. North Carolina’s Brunswick County had little notice of the dangerous weather, and a tornado warning was not...
    By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday warned against the loosening enforcement of social distancing rules after the number of new coronavirus cases hit the highest levels in nearly 40 days. The government relaxed distancing curbs on Saturday to take effect starting this week, after getting on top of a third wave of COVID-19 outbreaks that peaked at around 1,200 daily cases in late December. But the numbers shot back up in just three days, topping 600 for the first time in 39 days on Tuesday, after a ban on nighttime entertainment facilities was lifted and a restaurant curfew extended by one hour to 10 p.m. Chung said there were signs of lax discipline, singling out nightclubs opening at 5 a.m. and people partying at a hotel after the curfew. "We've eased distancing to help small business owners maintain their livelihoods, not to...
    (Reuters) - Opponents of Myanmar's military coup called for more big protests on Wednesday to show that the army's claim of widespread public support for overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi and holding new elections was false. They voiced scepticism at the junta's promise at a news conference on Tuesday that there would be a fair election and it would hand over power, even as police filed an additional charge against Suu Kyi. The Nobel Peace laureate, detained since the Feb 1 coup, now faces a charge of violating a Natural Disaster Management Law as well as charges of illegally importing six walkie talkie radios. At a hearing by video conference on Tuesday, her next hearing was set for March 1. "Let’s gather in millions to take down the dictators," wrote activist Khin Sandar on Facebook. Kyi Toe, a senior member of Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD)...
    Bradley Cortright February 16, 2021 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says former President Donald Trump is “practically and morally responsible” for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. In remarks after he voted to acquit Trump on the charge of “incitement of insurrection,” McConnell said, “There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day.” However, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) is arguing that McConnell’s comments do not represent the views of the whole Senate Republican conference.  During an interview on The Ross Kaminsky Show on Tuesday, Johnson said, “From my standpoint, Leader McConnell speaks for himself.” “In this case, I don’t believe he speaks for the conference, and I think he needs to be a little careful,” he continued. He added, “You know when I speak, I do actually try and take in mind how it might reflect on the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 68-year-old man was shot and critically wounded while driving in his car in Bridgeport Tuesday evening. Police said the man was not the intended target. RELATED: What To Do, And What Not To Do, To Protect Your Home Amid Massive Snow, Cold At 6:02 p.m., the man was traveling east on 31st Street near Halsted Street in his car when someone fired shots and they went through his back window. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Snow Chance Returns Wednesday The man was struck in the head, police said. His car went on to collide with a snowbank. He was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition. MORE: Roof Collapses At Vacant Building in South Shore No one was in custody in the shooting Tuesday evening.
    New mass-vaccination sites at the Oakland Coliseum and Cal State Los Angeles began delivering shots to thousands of people on Tuesday, in a step that state and local officials said would help protect residents in neighborhoods hard-hit by the coronavirus. The sites opened a day after the state released the details of a vaccine distribution contract with the health care firm Blue Shield that calls for building out a better, faster and more equitable statewide network — a plan that Gov. Gavin Newsom and others say will help chart a path out of the year-long pandemic. But all of that optimism is running up against a more frustrating reality. With supplies still tightly limited, some Bay Area vaccination sites have had to suspend operations. People desperate for the potentially life-saving shots are still struggling to book appointments. And Latinx Californians, who have borne a disproportionate share of illness and death...
    (CNN Business)Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business' Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here.Tonight: A deep freeze sends Texas electricity prices soaring 10,000%; Citibank can't fix a $500 million oopsie; and vegan KitKats are now a thing. Let's get into it.FROZEN OVER Unthinkably cold temperatures have knocked Texas' energy facilities offline. Electricity prices spiked more than 10,000% when the winter storm hit this week. There are blackouts across the state. More than 4 million Texans were without power early Tuesday.Read MorePOINTING FINGERSAlthough some are attempting to pin the blame on one fuel source or another, the reality is that the Arctic temperatures are hobbling fossil fuels and renewable energy alike, my colleague Matt Egan explains. It's striking that these power outages are happening in mighty Texas, the energy powerhouse of America. A bit of context: Texas produces more electricity than any other...
    The winning combination of the Euromillions of Tuesday February 16, 2021 has been formed by the numbers 05, 09, 25, 29 and 30. The stars have corresponded to 06 and 07. The El Millón code: KWR10660. You can check all the results on the website of 20minutos.es. The price of each ticket in Spain is 2.5 euros and 5 numbers between 1 and 50 must be marked, in addition to two stars between numbers 1 and 11. The jackpot goes to the winner of all the numbers, although there are 12 other categories that also receive a prize. The first EuroMillions draw It was held in February 2004 in Paris and currently citizens of Spain, Switzerland, France, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg can participate. In the Lotteries section of 20minutos.es You can check the winning numbers of Euromillions for the whole week.
    Tyler Johnson has earned his way back from persona non grata into the Nets’ backcourt rotation. And on a loaded team with All-Star guards like James Harden and Kyrie Irving, that’s not a simple thing. “Well he’s worked really hard,” coach Steve Nash said. “He’s very competitive. And I think he’s earned an opportunity. I think it’s tough; there’s so many perimeter players. But trying to shed some minutes for guys, it really [helps]. “He can come in and give us a lift. So, I just love him as a person and a player, his competitive spirit is outstanding. He’s been making some shots as well, and he’s very capable offensively, of course. But just that competitive nature I think is really important for our group.” After having appeared in just five of the Nets’ first 20 games — and seven of their first 24 — Johnson has played in...
    Widespread winter weather across much of the eastern half of the US this week is hampering coronavirus vaccine efforts — with delayed shipments and cancelled appointments, officials said. The Biden administration said Tuesday that the inclement weather would likely disrupt shipments of the vaccine from two key shipping interstate facilities in Memphis and Louisville, Kentucky. The CDC also told state health officials in areas grappling with winter’s wrath that shipments would be delayed because of the weather. Vaccinations were halted Tuesday from Pennsylvania to Illinois and from Tennessee to Missouri. Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said amid the extreme weather more than a hundred city vaccine sites did not receive shipments. In Pennylsania, one of the state’s largest health systems, Geisinger, nixed vaccine appointments for Wednesday and Friday after the CDC said shipments would be delayed. Texas, which is contenting with statewide power outages due to an...
    The National Guard will remove the last of its troops from the U.S. Capitol by mid-march, a Pentagon spokesperson told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Tuesday. "We're obviously constantly in touch with the Department of Homeland Security, the Secret Service and DC officials about the need about the requirement. And we're always evaluating it," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said. "There's no incidents to report," he added. "Things are safe and secure right now." National Guard troops have been stationed in the Washington, D.C. since the Jan. 6 breech on the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump supporters.   DC NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT IN NATION'S CAPITAL EXTENDED THROUGH END OF MARCH Though the deployment of 25,000 troops for President Biden’s inauguration was reduced following the ceremony, 7,000 troops have remained at the Capitol during the Senate impeachment hearings, due to additional concerns about potential "civil unrest." The number of guardsmen will continue to be reduced, with...
    New day of decreases in the vast majority of the curves that represent the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic in Spain. This Tuesday, the Ministry of Health has notified 10,057 new infections throughout the country and 530 deaths, two records that improve the figures set last Tuesday. Specifically, this afternoon’s data reflect 6,000 positives and 172 deaths less than those reported exactly a week ago and, in addition, the barely 10,000 infections this Tuesday are the lowest number of reported cases so far this year. The downward trend in incidence at 14 days is maintained and this indicator has dropped 30 points compared to Monday to stand at 385.65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Actually all the autonomous communities with the exception of Madrid are already below 500 points, which are still double the 250 from which there is ‘extreme’ risk in this indicator. The communities that have reported the most...
    David Phillip/ AP Millions still don't have power in Texas, and Austin power providers have said outages will continue. Austin Energy said that outages will likely extend into Wednesday. The privately-owned Electric Reliability Council of Texas has not provided a clear timeline either. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Energy utility services across major cities in Texas, like Austin and Houston, have told residents to prepare for at least another night of power outages. In Austin, the public energy utility service tweeted that the outages, now in their second day amid snowstorm Uri and freezing temperatures in the state, will extend into Wednesday. The announcement came Tuesday as the state's privately owned Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) told legislators that power grid operators currently can't predict when outages might end. On Tuesday, ERCOT also asked Austin Energy to shed more power and shut off more facilities,...
    More On: Coronavirus Lori Lightfoot talks truth on teacher-union entitlement Ohio governor says winter storm delayed COVID-19 vaccine shipments Who needs a treadmill? Shoeless runners trek through snow in Finland Study names animals most likely to cause next big COVID outbreak Widespread winter weather across much of the eastern half of the US this week is hampering coronavirus vaccine efforts — with delayed shipments and cancelled appointments, officials said. The Biden administration said Tuesday that the inclement weather would likely disrupt shipments of the vaccine from two key shipping interstate facilities in Memphis and Louisville, Kentucky. The CDC also told state health officials in areas grappling with winter’s wrath that shipments would be delayed because of the weather. Vaccinations were halted Tuesday from Pennsylvania to Illinois and from Tennessee to Missouri. Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said amid the extreme weather more than a hundred city vaccine...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The roof of a vacant commercial building collapsed in South Shore Tuesday afternoon. Th Fire Department reported the roof of the building at 1725 E. 75th St., at Ridgeland Avenue, failed. Portions of the roof just caved in. RELATED: Heavy Snow Blamed For Roof Collapse At Glen Grove Equestrian Center In Morton Grove No one was inside at the time, and no one was injured. RELATED: How Long Could COVID-19 Vaccine Delays Last In Chicago In Wake Of Snowstorm? There was no official word early Tuesday evening on whether heavy snow played a role int the collapse. The Fire Department described the collapse as “yet another bow string truss roof failure.” MORE: MISSING AND ENDANGERED: Norbert Serd, 93, Last Seen In Plainfield The damage was so severe that the building will have to be torn down.
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Authorities are advising residents to avoid an area in North Philadelphia after a water main break has left cars stranded in the street. Calls began coming in just before 6 p.m. Tuesday to the 2900 block of West Hunting Park Avenue. RELATED: Philadelphia Water Department Wants Customers To Pay More Money Over Next Two Years Officials say some people were rescued from vehicles stuck in the water. The Philadelphia Fire Department posted on Twitter Tuesday evening urging people to avoid the scene. RELATED: Bensalem Police Dog Credited With Catching Burglary Suspect In Unusual Spot PFD, @PhilaOEM & @PhillyH2O are among the agencies responding to flooding near Hunting Park & Westmoreland. Please avoid the area. — Philadelphia Fire (@PhillyFireDept) February 16, 2021 MORE: Open For Business: Old Soul Decor Has Everything You Need To Beautify Your Home Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates on this developing story.
    Reuters February 16, 2021 0 Comments A historic winter storm has brought lower temperatures to Houston than in parts of Alaska, left millions of Texans without power and spun killer tornadoes into the U.S. Southeast on Tuesday. The brutal cold that has engulfed vast swaths of the United States has shuttered COVID-19 inoculation centers and threatened to disrupt vaccine supplies to some areas. Officials in Texas came under intense criticism as the state’s energy grid repeatedly failed, forcing rolling blackouts across the state. The freezing weather stilled giant wind turbines that dot the West Texas landscape, making it impossible for energy companies to meet the escalating demand. In Lubbock, Texas, university student Corbin Antu made the best of the situation. He snowboarded up and down snow-silent, white streets, clinging to a tow rope as friends in a pickup truck pulled him around the West Texas prairie town, where it’s...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Some Maryland school systems are back in the building as of this week. Frederick County and Queen Anne’s County students are in the classroom Tuesday as the school systems begin hybrid in-person learning. RELATED: Maryland House Bill Aims To Legalize Cannabis, Expunge Convictions “It was an awesome day. It was so good to have kids back in the building,” Daniel Enck, Principal of Frederick County Middle School, said. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines In Frederick County, the district said the families of more than half the students chose to send their kids back, and there was a mix of caution and excitement. “I think there are always concerns, but I’ve been super proud with Frederick County Public Schools and everything,” Enck said. “We spent the...
    North Carolina tornado: 3 people were killed and 10 more injured in coastal North Carolina Virginia Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Woman He Lived with Before Dumping Her Body in River Three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt is reportedly "seriously considering" taking his talents to the Cleveland Browns amid teams and players putting on the full-court press for the defensive end's services in 2021. © Reuters/Troy Taormina NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Watt and the Houston Texans agreed to part ways late last week. Watt asked for his release and got it after 10 seasons with the club. Cleveland.com reported Tuesday that Watt finds the Browns an attractive landing spot because they're now positioned well to make a Super Bowl run. Further, the Browns have $21.7 million in cap space; Watt was set to make $17.5 million in 2021. Plus, defensive end Myles Garrett (12 sacks...
    Adam Sandler Proves He Can Still Drive a Golf Ball Like Happy Gilmore 9 Legal Tax Shelters To Protect Your Money Former Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was arrested on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking and directing a criminal syndicate, according to The Associated Press. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Scott Miller, seen here at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was arrested Tuesday and is alleged to have been running a drug syndicate. (AP/Hans Deryk) Miller, 45, was arrested on Tuesday at his home in Sydney after police found methamphetamine concealed in eight candles last month, per the report. Another 47-year-old man, who has not been identified, was also arrested. Miller, the police alleged, was the director of a criminal syndicate and believe that others “are working under his instruction.” They were allegedly distributing drugs meant for the state of New South Wales. “This was not a small...
    Peter Weber Is DIY Decorating His New NYC Bachelor Pad: Find Me on TaskRabbit North Carolina tornado: 3 people were killed and 10 more injured in coastal North Carolina More than a year and half has passed since the 2019 NCAA Championship, and Stanford remains the defending champion. © Provided by Golfweek Brandon Wu, Conrad Ray The Cardinal are back in action this week for the first time in 349 days. Ahead of the Prestige at Coral Mountain Golf Club in La Quinta, California, head coach Conrad Ray joined the Any Given Tuesday podcast. For anyone struggling to understand where the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings stand as some teams, like Stanford, just begin to dip their toe into this 2020-21 season while others have played a handful of events, Golfweek’s Lance Ringler explains the importance of connection among teams and conferences. Gallery: Get a look at Grayhawk Golf Club, site of...
    VIDEO4:5304:53There's more upside in markets as Fed is accommodative: Scott BlackClosing Bell U.S. stock index futures were little changed in overnight trading on Tuesday after the Dow closed at a record high. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 11 points. S&P futures were unchanged, while Nasdaq 100 futures slid 0.13%. The move comes after the Dow closed at a record high during regular trading on Tuesday, the 30-stock average's eighth record this year. The index also hit an all-time intraday high, fueled by strength in shares of Salesforce. The S&P 500, meanwhile, fell 0.06% during a volatile session of trading, while the Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.34%. Apple had the most negative impact on the tech-heavy index, sliding 1.6%. "If you look at any historical norms, valuations are stretched. But we've never seen the long bond at 1.3% and so we're in unchartered waters here so higher...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The snowstorm has had a trickle-down effect in delaying scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations on Tuesday in Chicago, and it may last a while longer. As CBS 2’s Chris Tye reported, it was unclear Tuesday how long the delay might last. But if you’re waiting on that time sensitive second shot, the city’s top doctor said this should be remedied in plenty of time to prevent any issues. RELATED: A Snow Day For Me: Evanston Residents, City Workers Dig Out After The Storm Monday was Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday. Between that and the weather from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning, it was a perfect storm for those slated to get vaccinated mid-week in Chicago. “Our vaccine shipments to Chicago have been delayed,” said Chicago Department of Public Health Director Dr. Allison Arwady. The city’s shipments of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines come from Tennessee, by truck – arriving...
    Dangerous attempts to keep warm after losing power have killed at least six people in Texas amid a historic winter storm, with four perishing in a fire and two dying by carbon monoxide poisoning. In Houston, a mother and daughter were killed after running a car inside a closed garage, while a blaze in Sugar Land killed a grandmother and her three young grandkids when they tried to use a fire to stay warm.  Houston police were called to the home on the 8300 block of La Roche Lane for a welfare check early on Tuesday, and found a family of four suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. The mother and daughter were dead on the scene, while the father and son were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. In Sugar Land, a city on the southwest outskirts of Houston, a grandmother and her three young grandchildren perished in...
    Stars who had babies in 2021 9 Legal Tax Shelters To Protect Your Money Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins live stream, start time, TV channel, prediction, odds The Washington Capitals will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. © Provided by For The Win The Capitals will look to bounce back after a disappointing 6-3 loss to the Penguins on Sunday as they take the ice tonight and look for some revenge against Pittsburgh. As for the Penguins, they’ll look to make it two in a row against the Caps on Tuesday night. These two clubs can score so this should make for a fun matchup, here is everything you need to know to stream the NHL action tonight. Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins When: Tuesday, February 16 Time: 7:00 p.m. ET TV Channel: NBCSN, NBCS Washington, AT&T Pittsburgh Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for...
    Ivanka Trump appears to be enjoying a very leisurely life in Miami, having spent her Tuesday afternoon soaking up the sun and relaxing with a book on the balcony of her new luxury apartment.  Exclusive images obtained by DailyMail.com show the 39-year-old getting some fresh air outside of the condo she shares with husband Jared Kushner, 40, and their three children while sipping on a hot beverage that was brought to her by a member of staff.  Wearing a green satin wrap dress from Mango, the mother-of-three looked happy and relaxed as she gazed out at the view, before kicking back on the family's outdoor couch, where she proceeded to write in a notebook.   Catching some rays! Ivanka Trump enjoyed some afternoon sunshine on the balcony of her Miami apartment on Tuesday  Warm weather chic: The 39-year-old looked elegant in a green satin wrap dress from Mango,...
    FARNOUSH AMIRI and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press/Report For America COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The rollout of an online vaccine appointment scheduling tool is still two to three weeks away as the state recruits providers such as pharmacies, hospitals, health clinics and others to participate, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday. Once the tool is live, Ohioans can enter their zip code and find appointments within 20 miles. “Our goal is for Ohioans to have a positive customer experience when we launch, to make these appointments,” DeWine said. The state is also working with groups such as the Area Agencies on Aging to help Ohioans who don't have Internet access schedule coronavirus vaccines. As of Tuesday, more than 1.3 million Ohioans, or about 11% of the population, had received at least the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to health department data. Ohio is now focused on vaccinating people 65...
    LANETT, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama mayor was arrested Tuesday after being indicted on felony ethics charges. Lanett Mayor Jonathon Kyle McCoy was arrested on three charges of using his official position or office for personal gain. McCoy, 56, surrendered at the Chambers County jail Tuesday morning. His bond was set at $30,000. Alabama Attorney General Marshall said in a news release that an indictment accuses McCoy of letting a family member use a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe owned by the city. The indictment also charges the mayor with using his position to obtain extensions or waivers of $43,302 in utility charges and using a city account to make personal purchases valued at more than $643. McCoy denied the allegations in a statement Tuesday and said he plans to fight the charges. “Today the Attorney General’s Office and others have made an attempt to destroy my character, embarrass the City,...
    More On: power outage Power outage hits Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on 40th anniversary of deadly fire One person dead, 500,000 lose power as Hurricane Zeta tears through Louisiana Thousands lose power in South Dakota after bird drops snake into substation Generator perched atop power lines worries Queens residents Texas state officials on Tuesday called for an investigation of the state’s power grid system after widespread outages left millions in the cold during a massive winter storm that has now killed at least 17. State House Speaker Dad Phelan is asking two committees in the chamber to hold hearings later this month to review the widespread blackouts, including the performance of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the state’s largest power company, the Texas Tribune said. “We must cut through the finger-pointing and hear directly from stakeholders about the factors that contributed to generation staying down at times when...
    Eli Manning, two-time Super Bowl MVP. Bad skier. The former Giants quarterback on Tuesday published to Twitter video of him taking a spill on skis while trying to be a proud father. “This is what happens when I try to ski and film my kids at the same time,” Manning wrote. Where’s the coordination that allowed him to scramble away from the pass rush in Super Bowl XLII and deliver the pass that became the Helmet Catch? The Mannings are not strangers to the ice and snow. Thirteen months into his retirement and eight months into his time as a Twitter user, Manning has tweeted photos of his daughter in hockey gear and other skiing photos. Eli Manning took a spill on the slopes on Tuesday.Anthony J. Causi The camera starts to get blurry about eight seconds into an 18-second video when Manning (not pictured) apparently falls. An unidentified...
    Reuters February 16, 2021 0 Comments Iran has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog it will dramatically scale back cooperation with it in a week, a report by the agency to its member states showed on Tuesday, ratcheting up protests against U.S. sanctions still choking its economy. Iran has accelerated its breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers in recent months, partly as demanded by a law passed in response to the killing in November of its top nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on its foe Israel. The breaches began in 2019 in response to a U.S. withdrawal from the deal under then-President Donald Trump, and Iran is now locked in a standoff with President Joe Biden’s administration over who should move first to save the accord. “Iran informed the IAEA on 15 February that the country will stop implementing voluntary transparency measures under the JCPOA as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – From the shootout on the streets in Miami Beach to this past weekend’s deadly ATM attempted robbery, there has been an uptick in gun violence throughout Miami-Dade since the beginning of the year. On Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava gathered with local officials as they are trying to stop the violence in Miami-Dade. Levine Cava also addressed the murder of 6-year-old Chassidy Saunders, as Tuesday marked exactly one month since she was killed at a birthday party in Miami and those responsible have not been found.
    All Times EST (Home teams listed first) SECOND ROUND First leg Tuesday, Feb. 16 Barcelona (Spain) 1, Paris Saint-Germain (France) 4 Leipzig (Germany) 0, Liverpool (England) 2 Wednesday, Feb. 17 Porto (Portugal) vs. Juventus (Italy), 3 p.m. Sevilla (Spain) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Germany), 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 Atlético Madrid (Spain) vs. Chelsea (England) at Bucharest, Romania, 3 p.m. Lazio (Italy) vs. Bayern Munich (Germany), 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 Atalanta (Italy) vs. Real Madrid (Spain), 3 p.m. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) vs. Manchester City (England) at Budapest, Hungary, 3 p.m. Second leg Tuesday, March 9 Borussia Dortmund vs. Sevilla, 3 p.m. Juventus vs. Porto, 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10 Liverpool vs. Leipzig, 3 p.m. Paris Saint-Germain...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Driving home with sealed mixed drinks or other alcoholic libations as part of “to go” meals, an option allowed during the COVID-19 pandemic to help restaurants, moved closer Tuesday to becoming permanent in Florida. The Senate Regulated Industries Committee became the first legislative panel to support a proposal (SB 148) to put into law an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that allows restaurants to include alcoholic drinks or bottles as part of take-home meals. RELATED: Were Concerned: COVID Mutations Affecting The Effectiveness Of Some Vaccines Bill sponsor Jennifer Bradley, R-Fleming Island, amended her proposal on Tuesday to limit the “to go” option to licensed restaurants, cap individual container sizes at 32 ounces and require motorists to place the drinks in locked compartments, vehicle trunks or in areas behind the last upright seats in vehicles. “The idea of the bill is to make sure that what we’re...
    VIDEO3:3003:30Trading Nation: J.P. Morgan and Microsoft reach highs — Here's how to trade the namesTrading Nation Some of Tuesday's winners are still worth watching for opportunity, according to one chart analyst. Shares of JPMorgan, Deere, Microsoft, PayPal and Caterpillar hit record highs Tuesday, fueled by a rise in "risk-on" sentiment after the Cboe Volatility Index broke below a key psychological level last week. Though the market's march to records is likely not over, investors may still get a chance to buy into some of the winners, Bill Baruch, founder and president of Blue Line Capital, told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Tuesday. Record highs often indicate that a lot of the narratives fueling these stocks "have already played out," Baruch said, pointing to PayPal's cashless payments franchise and its foray into cryptocurrency. Baruch said he would be trimming his positions in PayPal and Microsoft, his two top holdings, and watching for...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 967 new confirmed COVID cases and 49 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 531,702 while the total number of deaths is 15,257. RELATED: Massachusetts Is The Most Educated State In America, Ranking Finds There were 46,488 total new tests reported. RELATED: Maines Department Of Education Deems All Counties Safe For In-Person Learning As of Tuesday, the seven-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is 2.22%. There are 1,096 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness Tuesday, which is a decrease of 11 since Monday. There are 275 patients currently in intensive care. MORE: UNH Professor Who Allegedly Posed As Woman Of Color On Twitter Resigns There are an estimated 42,395 active cases in Massachusetts.
    Amy Cooper, the woman known as Central Park Karen, has never apologized directly to the innocent black man she called the cops on last May despite 'learning lots' in therapy as part of a 'restorative justice program' in exchange for having the charged against her dropped.  Cooper, 41, called police on Christian Cooper last May 25 after he told her to put a leash on her dog. She became hysterical and phoned the police, claiming he was threatening her life. He filmed their exchange and put it on social media.  Cooper was fired from her Manhattan investment firm job, blasted as 'racist' by Mayor Bill de Blasio then was eventually charged with a Class A Misdemeanor or filing a false police report- a crime that carries a maximum sentence of 1 year and fines of up to $1,000.  That charge was dropped on Tuesday because she'd completed five therapy sessions where...
    DALLAS (AP) — The wintry blast causing misery across Texas has prompted the postponement of an NBA game in Dallas, a second consecutive NHL game and disrupted the college basketball schedule for a number of teams. The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons were supposed to play Wednesday night. NHL games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators had already been scrapped. No makeup dates were announced. The shuffling of pro events came amid adjustments for several men's and women's college basketball games in Texas because of frigid temperatures and icy conditions for traveling. The NBA said the Pistons-Mavericks postponement was because of a “government shutdown” of American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks and Stars. The league didn't elaborate on the nature of the shutdown. More snow was in the forecast into Wednesday, although not accompanied by the single-digit temperatures that followed a weekend storm...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snowfall and record-breaking freezing temperatures slowed Oklahoma’s distribution of the coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday. Health officials in many cities and counties across the state worked to reschedule vaccination appointments. The Tulsa County Health Department kept delivering vaccines Tuesday at the city's Expo Square Pavilion. Still, it cautioned people with appointments to dress warmly and wait in their vehicle until their scheduled appointment time. “Due to the dangerously cold weather, no one will be permitted to wait outside," the agency warned. Tulsa reported more than 6,000 appointments were rescheduled by the department due to inclement weather. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 20 new COVID-19 deaths and 508 confirmed new cases on Tuesday. That pushes the statewide death toll to 4,061 and the total number of confirmed cases to 414,780 since the pandemic began last March. Oklahoma slipped to 15th...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – First off, we must discuss what happened Tuesday morning, Feb. 16. In the wake of all the power outages across North Texas, we woke up to ONE OF THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES EVER RECORDED for the Metro area. The -2 degrees ties for the second coldest morning ever and coldest in a generation. Stunning. Ever since Sunday, every day has created record lows and records for coldest days. We are under a WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6AM THURSDAY. We are already seeing snow fall in our western counties as of Tuesday afternoon. Our next winter storm arrives this evening for the rest of North Texas. Tuesday night, we are expecting snow, with the heaviest amounts along our Red River counties. The Metroplex will have a wide range of snow amounts ranging from 1″ in the southern edge to 4″ in the northern edge. Overnight...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. MinnPost provides updates on coronavirus in Minnesota Sunday through Friday. The information is published following a press phone call with members of the Walz administration or after the release of daily COVID-19 figures by the Minnesota Department of Health. Here are the latest updates from February 16, 2021: 474,621 cases; 6,380 deaths Cases in nursing homes plummet New quarantine guidance for vaccinated Minnesotans Shipment delays from bad weather complicate vaccine distribution 474,621 cases; 6,380 deaths Two more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 6,380. Both of the people whose deaths were announced were in their 70s. None of the people whose deaths announced Tuesday were residents of long-term care...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that although President Joe Biden was “monitoring” states drastically affected by winter storms, he had not yet personally reached out to their governors. “The president has been kept abreast as I noted of the events and been provided regular updates on the storm and the progress,” Psaki said during the White House press briefing Tuesday afternoon. Freezing temperatures have paralyzed power generation plants, leading to rolling blackouts across the south-central part of the country and leaving millions without power. Psaki informed the press that Biden’s Homeland Security adviser Liz Sherwood-Randall spoke with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the weekend when he called to ask Biden to declare a federal emergency for the state to trigger federal support for storm victims. Psaki said that Sherwood-Randall also called other governors — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, Mississippi...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After the heavy snowfall prompted Chicago to close its city-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites on Tuesday, city officials said mass vaccination sites will reopen on Wednesday. However, the weather is delaying the shipment of vaccine doses to the city. Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said, due to the intense snowfall across the Midwest on Monday, no shipments of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines were able to go out, meaning the city did not receive any vaccine shipments on Tuesday. No Moderna doses shipped on Tuesday, either, and only a limited number of Pfizer vaccines were shipped, but Arwady said she expects the city will quickly catch up, and receive this week’s full allotment of vaccines by the end of the week. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Snow Chance Returns Wednesday Due to the Winter Storm Warning in effect for the City of Chicago, all...
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Anger over Texas’ power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted Tuesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat — out for 24 hours or longer in many homes — would return soon or stay on once it finally does. “I know people are angry and frustrated,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who woke up to more than 1 million people still without power in his city. “So am I.” In all, more than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state’s power grid and causing widespread blackouts. Making matters worse, expectations that the outages would be shared...
    The text, marker of the five-year term, was adopted on Tuesday by the Assembly at first reading. Macron won the first round. But beware of the presidential election. Permanent envoy to Paris VS‘was supposed to be a historic text which, without calling into question the French republican pillar of the 1905 law on secularism, would tackle the problem of communitarianism head-on. In the end, the bill adopted on Tuesday at first reading in the National Assembly did not cause the expected explosion. And for good reason. It is no longer a question of a text “against Islamist fundamentalism” but more wisely of a law “reinforcing republican principles”. The most sensitive subjects were carefully excluded, such as the wearing of the veil. And the boldest measures will be carefully accompanied by a transition period.
    North Carolina tornado: 3 people were killed and 10 more injured in coastal North Carolina Bidens $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is popular with voters, but its crashing into strong Republican resistance in Congress Dr. Fauci slightly delays timeline for widespread vaccine availability in the U.S. to May White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday that he expects most Americans will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine by either mid-to-late May or early June. That's a slight delay from previous predictions of late March to early April, Fauci told CNN. The delayed timeline comes after Johnson & Johnson, which has applied for emergency use in the U.S., cut its initial supply estimates, Fauci said. © Provided by CNBC White House Chief Medical Adviser on Covid-19 Dr. Anthony Fauci listens to US President Joe Biden (out of frame) speak during a visit to...
    More On: Amy Cooper Charges against ‘Central Park Karen’ dismissed following therapy sessions Details of unheard 911 call emerge in Central Park ‘Karen’ case Central Park bird watcher getting ‘graphic’ about racist encounter Michelle Obama says ‘white America’ acts like black women don’t exist Amy Cooper will be going public with her side of the “Central Park Karen” story this week — after getting the case against her tossed in Manhattan court Tuesday, a rep told The Post. “Amy’s story will be released over the next few days, at which time [her lawyer Robert Barnes] will hold a press conference with a brief appearance by Amy,” a spokeswoman for the attorney said. Barnes had tweeted a murky message Tuesday after the hearing. “Others rushed to the wrong conclusion based on inadequate investigation & they may yet face legal consequences,” said the lawyer, who declined to comment further through his...
    President BidenJoe BidenMcConnell doesn't rule out getting involved in Republican primaries Perdue files paperwork to explore 2022 Senate run Hillicon Valley: Parler announces official relaunch | Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company | China central to GOP efforts to push back on Biden MORE will promote his coronavirus relief plan Tuesday evening at a CNN town hall event in Wisconsin, marking his first official domestic trip since taking office. Two days later, Biden is slated to travel to Kalamazoo, Mich., to visit Pfizer’s manufacturing site and speak with workers producing the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Biden has been holding meetings with members of Congress and other elected officials from both parties on his COVID-19 relief package in his first weeks as president. Tuesday’s televised event will present an opportunity for Biden to talk to members of the public concerned about the pandemic as he attempts to build further support for his...
    DALLAS (AP) — The wintry blast causing misery across Texas has prompted the postponement of an NBA game in Dallas, a second consecutive NHL game and disrupted the college basketball schedule for a number of teams. The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons were supposed to play Wednesday night. NHL games scheduled for Monday and Tuesday between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators had already been scrapped. No makeup dates were announced. The shuffling of pro events came amid adjustments for several men’s and women’s college basketball games in Texas because of frigid temperatures and icy conditions for traveling. The NBA said the Pistons-Mavericks postponement was because of a “government shutdown” of American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks and Stars. The league didn’t elaborate on the nature of the shutdown. More snow was in the forecast into Wednesday, although not accompanied by the single-digit temperatures that followed a weekend storm...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday investigated what caused a helicopter crash that killed at least four people. The crash occurred Monday at the western end of St. Thomas around Botany Bay, said Erik Ackerson, emergency management spokesman. He said officials were not yet releasing the names of those killed. The Virgin Islands Daily News reported that the Antilles School announced it canceled classes Tuesday because it was believed that a senior student and his family were aboard the helicopter. A school spokeswoman did not immediately return a message for comment. Meanwhile, country singer Kenny Chesney identified one of the victims as pilot Maria Rodriguez in a tribute he posted on Instagram, calling her “a dear friend to me and to our island community.” He added that he had flown with her for more than 15 years. According to Aviation International News,...
    Stocks ended a tentative day of trading with mixed results as gains for energy companies and banks were offset by losses in other sectors. The S&P 500 ended down less than 0.1% Tuesday, and the Nasdaq lost 0.3%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to eke out another record high with a gain of 0.2%. Natural gas prices jumped 7.5% to their highest level since November as a wave of extremely cold weather hit large parts of the U.S. Treasury yields continued to climb, pushing the yield on the 10-year Treasury note up to 1.29%, the highest level in a year. On Tuesday: The S&P 500 fell 2.24 points, or less than 0.1%, to 3,932.59. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 64.35 points, or 0.2%, to 31,522.75. The Nasdaq fell 47.97 points, or 0.3%, to 14,047.50. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies fell 16.47 points, or 0.7%,...
    A rule ordered by President Donald Trump aiming to severely limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum in the United States that went into effect a day before Joe Biden entered the White House has been blocked by a federal judge in California, CNN reported Tuesday. Judge Jon Tigar wrote he was blocking the measure, which barred migrants who have resided in or traveled through third countries from seeking asylum in the U.S., because it "deprives vulnerable asylum applicants of essential procedural safeguards designed to avoid arbitrary denials of asylum." Tigar continued, in addition, "rather than ensure their safety, the rule increases the risk asylum applicants will be subjected to violence." The judge also said former acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, who stepped down from the role early last month, lacked the authority to issue the final rule. Biden, who vowed to reverse Trumps hardline policies,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Lakeside snow showers for Northwest Indiana may linger Tuesday evening. (Credit: CBS 2) Light accumulations are possible, but otherwise, the Winter Storm Warning has been allowed to expire. RELATED: Chicago Weather: Pritzker Issues Statewide Disaster Proclamation Over Heavy Snow, Extreme Cold It will be clearing Tuesday night, and luckily, there will be calm wind with temps hovering around zero. Another major winter storm is on a similar track, bringing winter storm watches and warnings to the southern U.S. RELATED: City Of Chicago COVID Testing, Vaccination Sites Closed Tuesday Because Of Snow Storm (Credit: CBS 2) Due to the track, we may be brushed with snow showers Wednesday afternoon and night and into Thursday. Right now, amounts for us look minor with only an inch or two. (Credit: CBS 2) (Credit: CBS 2) The high for Wednesday is 20, and the high for 23 is...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Florida Department of Health reported another 6,297 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday. That brings the total to 1,837,285 since the first publicly announced infection in March of 2020. RELATED: Miami Weather: Showers & Storms To Fade Overnight There were another 225 additional deaths, bringing the total to 29,659. The single-day positivity rate was 6.61% while the 14-day positivity rate was 6.81%. MIAMI-DADE In Miami-Dade, there were 1,336 newly reported cases of COVID-19 and 22 newly reported deaths. The death toll is now 5,207. The additional cases increased Miami-Dade County’s overall total to 395,828. The single-day positivity rate was 6.52%, while the 14-day positivity rate was 6.81%. RELATED: State: Weather Affecting COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution; Publix Suspends Online Reservation System BROWARD In Broward, there were 753 new cases and 9 additional deaths. The death toll stands at 2,275. Broward County’s overall total increased to 186,063 cases. The single-day...
    By Francois Murphy VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog it will dramatically scale back cooperation with it in a week, a report by the agency to its member states showed on Tuesday, ratcheting up protests against U.S. sanctions still choking its economy. Iran has accelerated its breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers in recent months, partly as demanded by a law passed in response to the killing in November of its top nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on its foe Israel. The breaches began in 2019 in response to a U.S. withdrawal from the deal under then-President Donald Trump, and Iran is now locked in a standoff with President Joe Biden's administration over who should move first to save the accord. "Iran informed the IAEA on 15 February that the country will stop implementing voluntary transparency measures under the JCPOA as of...
    By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Anger over Texas' power grid failing in the face of a record winter freeze mounted Tuesday as millions of residents in the energy capital of the U.S. remained shivering with no assurances that their electricity and heat — out for 24 hours or longer in many homes — would return soon or stay on once it finally does. “I know people are angry and frustrated,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who woke up to more than 1 million people still without power in his city. “So am I.” In all, more than 4 million people in Texas still had no power a full day after historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures created a surge in demand for electricity to warm up homes unaccustomed to such extreme lows, buckling the state's power grid and causing widespread blackouts. Making matters worse, expectations that...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago-area residents were digging out once again Tuesday morning after yet another winter storm was expected to dump more than a foot of heavy lake-effect snow in some places. It's possible some areas could see 14 inches or more by the time it's all over.It's been a fierce February, as this latest blast of snow has been coupled with brutal cold. Gov. JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation after the storm to open up resources.Chicago officials continue to ask residents not to go outside unless they need to and to check on their neighbors.The weather had caused almost 60 flight cancellations at both O'Hare and Midway airports as of Tuesday morning.EMBED More News Videos The latest winter storm is stranding passengers at Chicago airports. The highest snow totals are expected in Chicago and Cook County, as well as areas along Lake Michigan, ABC7 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott said.By...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Highs are near 50 Tuesday after an overnight ice storm, but a dramatic temperature drop overnight could lead to dangerous freezing for Wednesday.Lows will plummet to the teens in some areas, meaning anything still wet -- including snow and ice melt -- could potentially turn to a sheet of ice.Then, we've got a snowy/rainy mix headed our way for Thursday.TuesdayHighs near 50 after overnight ice storm.WednesdayMostly sunny and cold with a high of 32, but overnight lows could lead to freezing on the roadways.ThursdayACCUWEATHER ALERT: Snow to rain mix with a high of 32.FridayMorning rain with a high of 40.SaturdayBiting wind with a high of 36.SundayNot as harsh with a high of 34.MondaySnow chance with a high of 42. RELATED: "Rising Risk" docuseries explores how those rising sea levels will play out in the lower Manhattan of the late 21st century. Watch now on...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Publix Supermarkets announced they will be suspending their online reservation system due to delays in distribution. They said appointments already scheduled for Feb 17. and Feb 18 would not be affected. RELATED: History Of Negro League Partly Written At Miamis Dorsey Park On Tuesday, the office of the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced that weather conditions around the US have impacted COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Florida. Officials said 200,000 Moderna vaccines that were expected to arrive Tuesday have been delayed, and are now expected to arrive on Thursday, February 18. RELATED: Were Concerned: COVID Mutations Affecting The Effectiveness Of Some Vaccines Click here for more information on vaccination efforts by Publix. The state advised providers to begin planning for delays in their vaccine delivery. MORE: Pembroke Pines Townhouse Fire Reignites After Displacing Six Families, Killing Cat They said the delay...
    Most of the low-income Maryland residents due for state stimulus payments of $300 and $500 under a new relief package signed Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan could see that money by Friday, state Comptroller Peter Franchot said Tuesday. Maryland began processing stimulus payments Tuesday morning. Franchot said 98% of the nearly 423,000 eligible recipients will see money “by the end of the week.” “I know as comptroller that time is critical, and many families are in desperate need right now. Every one of my 1,100 employees are absolutely committed to getting these payments into the pockets of eligible recipients as quickly as possible,” Franchot said. He said 266,985 electronic payments totaling $113.6 million are being sent to banks for “fraud detection reviews” before landing in recipients’ bank accounts. Franchot added that 148,972 paper checks worth $61.7 million will be printed, too, and mailed by Monday. Relief payments for 6,574 Marylanders...
    Happy Fat Tuesday, ya’ll, from Mara’s Southern Kitchen where the Mardi Gras celebration is in full swing. Located in the Mutton Town Plaza, Mara’s in Syosset is serving up a New Orleans feast to celebrate the last day of Carnival, aka Fat Tuesday, aka Mardi Gras, aka today, Tuesday, Feb. 16. On the celebratory menu are hush puppies, gator legs, Gulf oysters, catfish, crawfish etouffee, po’boys, red beans and rice, and more. Mara’s is also serving up the Bourbon Street classic cocktail, the Hurricane - red juice blended with many liquors into an icy, sweet, power-packed punch. Even though it’s Mardi Gras right now, Mara’s still has availability for reservations and pick up - though, the restaurant’s booked from 3:30 to around 7:45 p.m., according to the restaurant website. Mara’s in Syosset, Long Island, was opened in May 2011, by Chef/owner Mara Levi. Levi’s flavors and recipes have been...
    British media report that 10,625 cases of coronavirus and 799 deaths have been declared in the 24 hours in the United Kingdom. These are significant decreases compared to last Tuesday, when there were 12,364 infections and 1,052 people who died from Covid-19. In general, the numbers tend to be higher on Tuesday because of the delay in data transmitted on weekends. The average of cases for the previous 7 days is also at its lowest since last October. Currently, 15.5 million Britons have received at least one dose of the vaccine. Although it is too much to draw conclusions, there is still hope across the Channel that this sudden drop is the result of rapid vaccination in the territory. According to Cambridge University statistician David Spiegelhalter, who spoke to Times Radio, it is likely that this good news is the consequence of the...
    AUSTRALIA — Quarterfinals: United States’ Serena Williams reacted after winning a point against Romania’s Simona Halep during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne on Tuesday.Photo: Hamish Blair/AP   MYANMAR — “Reject Military Coup”: Buddhist monks displayed placards during a protest march against the military coup in Yangon on Tuesday. Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed Tuesday, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night.Photo: AP   SPAIN — Detained: Rap singer Pablo Hasél was detained by police officers at the University of Lleida on Tuesday. A 24-hour standoff between police and the rapper, barricaded with dozens of his supporters, ended with the arrest of the artist, who has been sentenced to 9 months in prison for insulting the monarchy and praising terrorism.Photo: Joan Mateu/AP  
    By Valerie Volcovici | Reuters WASHINGTON – Federal regulators on Tuesday said they will open an inquiry into power outages in Texas and the Midwest due to extreme cold weather. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will work with other federal agencies, states, regional entities and electric utilities to identify what affected the performance of the bulk-power system and solutions for addressing those problems. Sub-zero cold has left around 5.3 million customers without power across the U.S. due to winter storms, with Texas the hardest hit with around 4.3 million customers affected, according to local power companies. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday called for reform of ERCOT, the state’s electric grid operator after it received widespread criticism for not preparing for the extreme weather.
    The White House on Tuesday said it was increasing the allocation of the coronavirus vaccine to states to a cumulative 13.5 million doses per week, while also doubling the allotment to pharmacies to 2 million weekly doses. The additional supplies — part of an ongoing ramp-up — come as the US continues to make slow but steady progress in inoculating Americans against the deadly virus. “We’re increasing the vaccine supply to 13.5 million doses per week that will go out to states,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki during a Tuesday briefing. “This is a 57 percent increase from the amount states received when [President Biden] was inaugurated” on Jan. 20, added Psaki. Separately, the feds are bolstering their weekly vaccine shipments to a coast-to-coast network of pharmacies helping to distribute the shots on the local level. The launch of that initiative was announced earlier this month, with an...
    MICHIGAN (CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 775 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 19 deaths Tuesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 576,264 and 15,177 deaths as of Feb. 16. RELATED: Man Found Fatally Stabbed In Hotel Parking Lot After Fight   RELATED: 22 New Coronavirus Outbreaks Reported In Michigan Schools In the state as of Feb. 12, there has been a total of 517,991 recovered cases of COVID-19. MORE: Bodies Found In Wooded Area Identified As Missing Couple For the latest numbers, visit here. They are updated daily with coronavirus updates included as of 3 p.m. © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    A worker cleans shattered glass on February 16, 2021 outside a damaged shop following a rocket attack the previous night in Arbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region.Safin Hamed | AFP | Getty Images The Biden administration on Tuesday would not rule out a potential retaliation against those behind Monday's deadly rocket attack in Iraq. The attack in the city of Irbil in the Kurdistan region killed one civilian contractor and injured nine more people, including a U.S. service member, according to Col. Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the coalition fighting ISIS. At least three rockets hit near the civilian Irbil International Airport late Monday night, Kurdish security sources told NBC News. A nearby base houses U.S. troops. The Biden administration said it would wait to find out who was responsible for the attack before deciding how to react. "The president of the United States and...
    By The Associated Press With snow flurries falling on the Gulf Coast and some Deep South towns already coated in ice, forecasters on Tuesday said another blast of winter weather could cause still more travel problems and shutdowns. Northern sections of Mississippi and Louisiana may get another 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and ice through Thursday, the National Weather Service said, and travel difficulties could linger since low temperatures are predicted in the teens at night and highs only around freezing during the day until Friday. The U.S. Postal Service suspended mail delivery in much of Mississippi on Tuesday because of the winter storm, and a crew in Vicksburg, Mississippi, worked to clear ice from a section of Interstate 20 near the Mississippi River bridge to Louisiana. The Mississippi Highway Patrol posted a short video clip on Twitter, showing tractor-trailers halted on the roadway. Temperatures will warm to the...
    Not even pancakes can avoid the effects of the pandemic. Around this time every year, IHOP usually celebrates International Pancake Day by giving away free pancakes to customers. Due to the pandemic, however, the chain has decided to cancel plans for the tradition promotion in 2021 — but that doesn’t mean that IHOP fans can’t still get some free pancakes. Instead of giving away pancakes on one specific day, IHOP announced on its website that fans will have the option to get a free stack of buttermilk pancakes throughout the month of April. "Since we can’t all celebrate under our blue roof, we’re flipping this National Pancake Day on its head," IHOP explains on its website, which instead directs customers to sign up for the restaurant’s rewards program, MyHOP. Anyone that signs up will be provided with a coupon for a free stack of pancakes that they can use starting on April 1. RESTAURANT PATRON...
    Washington (CNN)The White House said it was "outraged" by a rocket attack on coalition forces in Iraq that has been claimed by an Iranian-backed militia, but said is still working to determine who was responsible.White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden "reserves the right to respond in the time and manner of our choosing" to the attack, which occurred near the Erbil International Airport in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing one and injuring several others. Iraqi security sources in Baghdad told CNN they are investigating the militia's claim. Iran has denied involvement."As always, the President of the United States and the administration reserves the right to respond in the time and the manner of our choosing, but we'll wait for the attribution to be concluded first before we take any additional steps," Psaki told reporters Tuesday at the White House. One civilian contractor died and a US service member...
    Call him the Karatsev Kid. When Aslan Karatsev won his match against Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open on Tuesday, you could almost hear the nostalgic first notes of “You’re The Best” or “Gonna Fly Now” start to fill Rod Laver Arena.  The qualifier’s mind-blowing run in Melbourne has been like an ‘80s underdog movie come to life.  For Karatsev, simply being there is an against-the-odds achievement. The 27-year-old Russian, ranked 114 in the world, had never played in the main draw of a Grand Slam tennis tournament before last week. Nobody’s heard of him! Even ESPN commentator John McEnroe, who at this point could probably tell you Roger Federer’s favorite Thai restaurant in Minsk, admitted he’d never seen this guy so much as bounce a ball. And yet, here was Karatsev advancing to the semifinals of a major.  In a sport long dominated by a few multi-millionaire titans...
    SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported nine new cases Tuesday for Scioto County. The new cases bring the total to 5,789 since the start of the outbreak. There were 18 additional recoveries reported by ODH Tuesday for the county bringing the number of recoveries to 5,419 over the course of the pandemic. ODH also reported one additional hospitalization for the county on Tuesday bringing the total to 406 people that have been hospitalized, during the outbreak, in connection with the virus or found to have the virus during their admission for other medical reasons. This number does not represent the number of people currently in the hospital in connection with COVID-19. Scioto County remains at Level Three or “Red” on the Ohio Department of Health’s Public Health Advisory System (PHAS).
    CHICAGO (CBS) — On the heels of a historic winter storm that blanketed much of Illinois in several inches of snow, and brought dangerous wind chills, Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday issued a disaster proclamation for the entire state. More than 18 inches of snow fell on some parts of the Chicago area since Sunday, including 17.7 inches at Midway International Airport. Tuesday was the 9th day in a row with measurable snowfall in Chicago, tying a record set in February 2018. Most of the state got at least 4 inches of snow from the storm, according to data from the National Weather Service. RELATED: City Of Chicago COVID Testing, Vaccination Sites Closed Tuesday Because Of Snow Storm Pritzker’s office said the heavy snowfall left approximately 7,000 households across the state without power as of late Tuesday morning, “and that number is expected to fluctuate as the strain of arctic...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As an intense snow storm bore down on the Chicago area Monday night into Tuesday morning, some schools made the decision to cancel classes.Schools across the region either decided to go fully to e-learning or canceled classes altogether Tuesday, so some children had a rare snow day.Parts of the Chicago area saw up to 16 inches of snow, making travel treacherous, as plows could not keep up.RELATED: Chicago Weather: Areas near lake see as much as 16 inches of snow in latest winter stormMany schools and school districts made the decision to close their classrooms Monday night, including Chicago Public Schools, who announced students would be learning remotely Tuesday. CPS said they expect to reopen in-person learning Wednesday, but have not yet made a formal announcement based on the aftermath of yet another winter storm.CPS said grab-and-go meal distribution would continue, but some sites may be impacted...
    Loading the player... At least three people were found dead early Tuesday after a tornado tore through a seaside town in North Carolina at the rough edge of a winter storm that left millions without power in subfreezing temperatures and made travel treacherous in many states. The storm that overwhelmed power grids and immobilized the Southern Plains carried heavy snow and freezing rain into New England and the Deep South and left behind record-setting cold temperatures. Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico. In Chicago, a foot and a half (46 centimeters) of new snow forced public schools to cancel in-person classes for Tuesday. Hours earlier, along the normally balmy Gulf of Mexico, cross-country skiier Sam Fagg hit fresh powder on the beach in Galveston, Texas. Read More: At least 5 killed in massive crash on icy Texas interstate The worst U.S. power outages were in Texas, affecting more...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Wild are set to play Tuesday night after two weeks without a game due to COVID-19. The Wild last played Feb. 2 against the Colorado Avalanche, losing 2-1. They’re slated to take on the Los Angeles Kings at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Six wild games were postponed after a rash of players were placed on the NHL’s COVID protocol list in early February. As of Monday, these Wild players were still in the COVID protocol: Brad Hunt, Carson Soucy, Jonas Brodin, Cam Talbot and Victor Rask. At one point, the Wild had 13 players on the COVID list. The Wild are 6-5 this season. Only the New Jersey Devils, who also had a long break caused by COVID, have played fewer games.   More On WCCO.com: Downtown Mpls. Residents Have Serious Safety Concerns, Survey Shows 7 People Shot In Minneapolis Over Brutally Cold...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Energy companies across Kansas suspended rolling power blackouts Tuesday but asked customers to continue conserving energy as the state remains in the deep freeze. Evergy, Midwest Energy and Sunflower Electric had imposed rolling blackouts on thousands of customers Monday and early Tuesday. They notified customers at mid-morning Tuesday that the order to impose blackouts had been lifted by the Southwest Power Pool, which oversees utilities in 14 states. The blackouts came as temperatures dropped to minus 15 in the Wichita area and minus 16 in Hays overnight Monday. Highs on Tuesday were not expected to reach 20 in much of the state and parts of central Kansas were forecast to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow by Wednesday. The cold shut down most activities in Kansas on Tuesday. Many schools — from elementary to universities including the University of Kansas and Kansas State University— called...
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The packaging and distribution of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine in Mexico had been held up due to a complex certification process that led to major changes at a factory, Mexico's foreign minister said on Tuesday.  Mexico had not finished producing doses of the vaccine from the shipments of active ingredient that already arrived to the country because its health regulator had to first inspect a local lab and certify that the batches were pure and without defects, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said. He said COFEPRIS, the regulator, had made 185 "observations" during a visit to local manufacturer Laboratorios Liomont, which previously made flu jabs and is expected to start shipping the doses by early April. "They almost had to make another factory," Ebrard, speaking at a regular government news conference, said about Liomont. "You are talking about health, life ... so you do have to be very...
    (Reuters) - The United States has administered 55,220,364 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday morning and delivered 71,657,975 doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The tally of vaccine doses are for both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech, vaccines as of 6:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the agency said. According to the tally posted on Feb. 14, the agency had administered 52,884,356 doses of the vaccines and distributed 70,057,800 doses. The agency said 39,670,551 people had received one or more doses, while 15,015,434 people have got the second dose as of Tuesday. A total of 5,968,542 vaccine doses have been administered in long-term care facilities, the agency said. (Reporting by Mrinalika Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters. Tags: infectious diseases, vaccines, United States, coronavirus
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa continued to see thousands of people vaccinated this week, despite a weather system that has pushed freezing air and snow into the state in recent days. The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that there are now more people in Iowa who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose than the number who have been infected by the coronavirus. By midday Tuesday, more than 487,000 people had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The state’s online virus-tracking dashboard showed more than 356,000 cases had been confirmed in the state. Nearly 122,000 people had received both vaccine doses in Iowa as of Tuesday. There have been 5,263 COVID-19 deaths in Iowa since the beginning of the pandemic last year, according to state numbers. Hospitalization for the virus have ticked up in the state in recent days, with 40 people admitted to...
    Fact check: Post distorts WHOs COVID-19 PCR testing guidelines After a 300 million-mile journey, NASA rover readies for touchdown on Mars this week RB Leipzig vs. Liverpool live stream, UEFA Champions League Round of 16, TV channel, start time, lineups, odds The UEFA Champions League knockout stage is here with the Round of 16 starting on Tuesday. RB Leipzig will face Liverpool in the first leg of the round of 16 from Puskas Stadium. This will be the first time these two clubs have met competitively and is being held at a neutral venue to stay in line with coronavirus restrictions. © OWEN HUMPHREYS/POOL/AFP Leeds at Liverpool Time: 12:30 p.m. ET Channel: NBC Liverpool is coming off a brutal 3-1 loss to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday and has won just five of their last 15 in all competitions. As for Leipzig, they advanced by beating...
    Traffic moves along Interstate 30 after a snow storm February 15, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.Ron Jenkins | Getty Images Airlines canceled more than 4,000 flights in Texas since Monday as an unusual winter storm bringing snow, ice and record cold temperatures hit the state, creating perilous road conditions and knocking out power to millions. Nearly 900 flights to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, American Airlines biggest hub, were canceled on Tuesday, more than half of the schedule. Close to 1,000 flights were cancelled there on Monday as the storm snarled travel at the end of Presidents Day weekend. American was putting airport staff up at airport hotels to help avoid commuting problems. The DFW flight issues are associated with the weather, but our teams are also having issues getting to the airport. For crew, we're covered, but there could be delays as crew get into place. For airport...
    SCIOTO — Ice and snow once again brought businesses to a halt after the winter weather made roadways hazardous for drivers. Despite road crews’ best efforts to keep roads clear, ice and snow won the battle Monday evening and Tuesday, causing trees to fall, power outages, roads to become impassable and a Level 2 Snow Emergency to be declared. “At 6:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, Sheriff David Thoroughman has declared a level 2 Snow Emergency for Scioto County,” Scioto EMA stated in a release. “A level 2 means that roads are ice and snow covered and travel should be for essential needs only. It is reported that most roads are covered and could be hazardous. Essential travel means traveling to and from your employment, emergencies and caring for others. Please use extreme caution while traveling. Please monitor your local radio stations for changing conditions.” Several residents took to social media...
    Amy Cooper had a confrontation with a black man who asked her to leash her dog in Manhattan's Central Park. Melody Cooper/Twitter Amy Cooper's case was dismissed Tuesday after completing a therapy program, the New York Times reported.  Cooper was facing a falsely reporting an incident in the third-degree misdemeanor charge.  Cooper was caught on video saying that Christian Cooper "threatened" her at Central Park last May.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories Charges against Amy Cooper, the white woman who was caught in a viral video calling the police on a Black man during an encounter at Central Park in New York City were dropped on Tuesday, the New York Times reported. Cooper was charged with falsely reporting an incident in the third degree last year after she called the NYPD on Christian Cooper, a bird watcher, last May during a confrontation over her unleashed dog....