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    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 March 7, 2021: Four more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday, for a total of 6,550. Of the people whose deaths were announced Sunday, three were in their 90s and one was in their 60s. One person whose death was announced Sunday was a resident of a long-term care facility. Article continues after advertisement The state has reported 67 deaths in the first week of March. That’s fewer than the...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Buses loaded with asylum seekers have begun arriving in Tucson, Ariz., For the first time since President Joe Biden began reversing measures taken by his predecessor Donald Trump, city officials said. Fewer than 200 people, mostly Guatemalans, Hondurans and Salvadorans, arrived this week after the Border Patrol released them in Yuma, the Arizona Daily Star reported Friday. Tucson officials said the asylum seekers will stay in the city for a few days before going to live with family or friends in other locations while their claims are being processed. Councilman Steve Kozachik, who spearheaded efforts on behalf of applicants in 2019, said the city is « about » to see a huge surge in migrants. The Border Patrol delivered thousands of applicants in 2019 to volunteer-run shelters in Tucson, many of them from Central America. The Daily Star reported at the time that some migrants claimed to have...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported 84 COVID-19 deaths along with 2,276 additional confirmed cases, a number nearly double the state's latest rolling average of daily new cases. The latest figures reported by the Department of Health Services raised the state's pandemic totals to 823,384 cases and 16,269 deaths. Arizona's seven-day rolling average of daily new cases was 1,171.6 as of Thursday, down from 1,584.6 on Feb. 18, while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 87.7 to 62 during the same period, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. The number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to decrease, with 1,043 inpatient beds occupied as of Thursday, the state's coronavirus dashboard showed. Arizona's pandemic high was 5,082 hospitalizations on Jan. 11. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with...
    WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police warned of potential threats like the riot on Jan. 6 could happen Thursday, but the only people seen around the Capitol building besides staff and the National Guard were media crews and people exercising. Fences topped with razor wire, concrete barriers and military trucks have surrounded the Capitol grounds complex with limited openings for official vehicles and credentialed staff since the deadly riot where supporters of former President Donald Trump breached and entered the building. Some QAnon followers reportedly believed that Trump will return to Washington, D.C. and assume the presidency on March 4, according to The Washington Post. Department of Homeland Security Acting Undersecretary Melissa Smislova said the agency is working with the FBI to monitor “extremists discussing March 4th and March 6th,” according to an internal bulletin. “We don’t have any indication of violence or a specific, credible plot at this time,” an...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 1,759 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 116 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,195,913 cases and 21,669 deaths. Of the new deaths reported, 32 people were over the age of 80, 39 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 21 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, eight people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. Long Beach reported 13 deaths and Pasadena added two. READ MORE: Exclusive: Granada Hills Residents Fear For Their Safety, Property Values As Junk Piles In Neighbors Yard Public Health also reported a total of 27 known cases of the COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom, one case of the variant first detected in Brazil and 239 cases of the variant first detected here...
    The lawyer chosen to deal with a federal probe into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s role in undercounting COVID-19 nursing home deaths once said that his client Woody Allen’s wife “implanted” molestation allegations in their daughter’s head. The Cuomo administration has chosen a former federal prosecutor and prominent white-collar defense attorney Elkan Abramowitz to deal with the federal probe, according to the Wall Street Journal. (RELATED: Cuomo Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ By Allegations, Denies Touching Anyone Inappropriately) The attorney formerly represented film director Woody Allen when Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of molesting her at 7-years-old. Allen denied these allegations, the Daily Beast reported, and has not faced charges. “(W)hen I was 7 years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house,” Farrow said in a letter published by the New York Times. “He...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 16,000 on Tuesday as the state reported 81 additional deaths and 849 additional confirmed infection cases. The daily increase in newly confirmed cases was the smallest in three months. The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased the state's pandemic totals to 818,670 confirmed cases and 16,080 deaths. The state's seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths sank over the past two weeks, while the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations also continued to drop. The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 2,245.9 on Feb. 15 to 1,192.4 on Monday and the rolling average of daily deaths declined from 131.9 to 79.7 during the same period, according The COVID Tracking Project data. As of Monday, 1,202 COVID-19 patients occupied Arizona hospital inpatient beds, the lowest number since Nov. 7 and down from the pandemic high...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. It was the second straight day that that a new high of vaccinations was recorded, after about 56,000 doses were given out on Saturday. The state has been working to catch up on doses after delays in supply caused by bad weather around the country. More than 47,000 of the newly reported vaccinations were initial doses. Minnesota averaged more than 34,000 vaccinations a day over the past week, the highest numbers since immunizations began in December. At that pace, about 80 percent of state residents would be able to get a shot by August, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The vaccinations should continue to increase with the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine slated to arrive in states next week. The J&J vaccine only requires...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported 1,179 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 70 deaths as the state's death toll from the recently slowing coronavirus outbreak approached 16,000. The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased Arizona's pandemic totals to 815,707 confirmed cases and 15,967. According to the state's coronavirus dashboard, 1,317 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient beds as of Friday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11. Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both declined over the past two weeks, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project. The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 2,558.6 on Feb. 12 to 1,487.4 on Friday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 126.6 to 79.9 during the same period. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been...
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The average number of new daily cases reported in Nevada over the past two weeks has fallen to its lowest level since mid-September and dropped by nearly 90% since a peak of more than 2,700 a day in mid-December. The 314 new daily cases reported on average over the previous 14 days is the lowest since an average of 312 were reported on Sept. 16, state health officials said Friday. That’s down from a peak of 2,716 reported on Dec. 11. The daily average dropped below 2,000 in mid-January and has steadily declined ever since. The state’s positivity rate also has dropped to 8.3%, the lowest since 8.2% on Oct. 19. The rate is based on a 14-day rolling average with a seven-day lag. It peaked at 21.6% on Jan. 13. State officials said they are pleased that only a tiny fraction of vaccine doses that...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona reported 1,621 additional COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths on Friday as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations continued to drop. According to the state's coronavirus dashboard, 1,354 COVID-19 patients occupied inpatient beds on Thursday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11. Data from The COVID Tracking Project indicated seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths both dropped in the past two weeks. The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from nearly 2,759 on Feb. 11 to about 1,530 on Thursday and the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 130 to about 90 during the same period. Arizona has reported 814,528 cases and 15,897 deaths since the pandemic began. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Thursday reported 121 deaths from COVID-19 but only 939 additional confirmed cases amid indicators of continued slowing of the coronavirus outbreak. The 939 additional cases marked the first day since Nov. 30 that the state Department of Health Services reported fewer than 1,000 additional confirmed cases. The latest figures increased Arizona's pandemic totals to 812,907 cases and 15,814 deaths. The state's coronavirus dashboard indicated COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to drop and data from The COVID Tracking Project showed that seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths declined from two weeks ago. According to the state's dashboard, 1,385 COVD-19 patients occupied inpatient beds on Wednesday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11. The rolling average of daily new cases in Arizona dropped from 3,123.7 on Feb. 10 to 1,559 on Wednesday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 126.6...
    In a brazen attack in West Hollywood Wednesday night, one or two assailants shot and seriously wounded Lady Gaga’s dogwalker and made off with two of her three beloved French bulldogs, multiple outlets are reporting. Lady Gaga, who is in Rome shooting a movie, was reportedly “extremely upset” and has offered $500,000 to the person who has her dogs — “no questions asked,” TMZ reported. Ryan Fischer, 30, was shot four times outside his West Hollywood home as he was walking the star’s dogs, Koji, Miss Asia and Gustave, the Daily Mail said. When Los Angeles police officers arrived at the scene, they found Fischer conscious but barely breathing, the Daily Mail said. He was transported to a local hospital. The Daily Mail reported that he was in “grave” condition, but TMZ heard from police that he is expected to recover. LAPD public information Officer Jeff Lee confirmed to The...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials on Wednesday reported 1,310 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths as coronavirus-related hospitalizations and seven-day rolling averages for daily new cases and daily deaths continued to drop. The latest figures reported by the state Department of Health Services increased Arizona's pandemic totals to 811,968 cases and 15,693 deaths. According to data from The COVID-Tracking Project, the rolling average of daily new cases declined over the past two weeks, dropping from 3,169.3 on Feb. 9 to 1,559.7 on Tuesday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 132 to 112. Hospitalizations also continue to drop, with the state's coronavirus dashboard reporting 1,449 COVID-19 patients occupying inpatient beds as of Tuesday, down from the pandemic peak of 5,082 on Jan. 11. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can...
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and activist, dies at 101 NRSC chair Scott calls for party unity: The Republican Civil War is now cancelled An Oklahoma University football player is lucky to still have his left eye after getting beat up in a campus bar fight, according to his attorney. © Twitter/@edsbs Spencer Jones, on left, a wide receiver and holder for the Sooners, was caught on video badly losing a bathroom brawl on Valentine’s Day. Spencer Jones, a wide receiver and holder for the Sooners, was caught on video badly losing the bathroom brawl in the early morning hours of Valentine’s Day, the Oklahoma Daily reported. don’t ever fight the short dude, he’s been waiting for this his whole life pic.twitter.com/fH7paGgZ6o— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) February 22, 2021In the video, Jones (in the front wearing a dark jacket) and a friend confront two other men, who proceed to...
    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 23, 2021: 480,091 cases; 6,434 deaths Walz says he will announce next vaccine priority groups soon State asks dozens of organizations to help people of color, with disabilities vaccines 480,091 cases; 6,434 deaths One more Minnesotan has died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday, for a total of 6,434. The person whose death was announced Tuesday was in their 70s and not a resident of a long-term care facility. Health...
    SHANGHAI – A popular chain of Chinese tea shops has apologized for a range of cups and teabags sporting sexist slogans, after they sparked widespread outrage on the internet, the Shanghai Daily reported on Monday. Modern China Tea Shop, based in southern China’s Hunan province, was selling tea bags captioned with “the mouth says no but the body says yes,” and “my dear, I want you.” One mug referred to women as a “big bargain,” saying that customers could pick up an unexpected deal by meeting beautiful women while they wait for their tea. Modern China apologised on Saturday, saying it took responsibility for offending women and would not mistake sexist jokes for creative ideas in the future, Shanghai Daily reported. The offending items are no longer on sale, the newspaper added.
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada on Saturday reported 371 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 37 deaths, increasing the state's pandemic totals to 290,671 cases and 4,868 deaths. The state has reported downward trends of known cases, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 since mid-January. The 371 additional cases reported Saturday were below the 14-day rolling daily average of 386 as of Saturday, while the additional deaths were more than twice the 14-day daily average of 14. The number of infections is thought to be far higher than reported because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Nevada, Associated Press
    Originally Published by: CDC director worries over ‘pandemic fatigue’ come spring New York will soon reopen theme parks, summer camps Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines protection against South African variant unclear A more transmissible and possibly deadly coronavirus variant first detected in the UK has been identified in 90 prisoners and staff at a Michigan correctional facility, authorities say. “Results from the daily testing of prisoners and staff at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility, in Ionia, has resulted in the detection of 90 cases of the SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.7 variant,” reads a news release sent to Fox News from Michigan State Police. Of 95 initial samples sent for testing, 90 had the UK variant, 88 of which were among prisoners and two were in employees. Over 100 lab results are pending, authorities said. Officials say the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) began the daily testing “immediately,” as opposed...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 2,394 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 162 new deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,171,664 cases and 19,368 deaths. People wait in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb. 16 at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles. (Photo by Apu Gomes/AFP via Getty Images) Of the new deaths reported today, 50 people who died were over the age of 80, 55 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 49 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, six people were between the ages of 30 and 49, one death was under investigation and one death was reported by the city of Long Beach. RELATED: Los Angeles Nonprofit Aims To Uplift Businesses Owned By Women, People Of Color Public health said the seven-day average number of daily cases has declined by...
    Experts are “stumped” and “perplexed” by the dramatic decline in Indian coronavirus cases, which began in September 2020 for no obvious single reason, cutting daily coronavirus cases by almost 90 percent as of February 2021 the Associated Press (AP) wrote Tuesday. India logged 100,000 coronavirus infections per day at its peak, a caseload that threatened to overwhelm the country’s health care system, but now it has only 11,000 cases per day.  Theories for the sharp decline range from the development of “herd immunity,” or the spread of Chinese coronavirus topping out because many Indians have “some pre-existing protection from the virus,” to unexpectedly high levels of success from social distancing practices or masking. On the latter hypothesis, the AP noted, “the decline is uniform even though mask compliance is flagging in some areas.” NPR saluted India for having an exceptionally aggressive compliance program — so aggressive that when Indians...
    Former New York Times science and coronavirus reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. has reportedly dismissed allegations that he used racist and derogatory language while leading a student trip as “recovered memories,” according to a report Tuesday from The Daily Beast. McNeil left the Times following an earlier Daily Beast report about McNeil’s alleged use of the n-word and other racially insensitive language on a 2019 Times-led student trip to Peru, and an internal backlash from Times staffers to executive editor Dean Baquet’s initial handling of the issue. On Tuesday, the Daily Beast reported that it had obtained and reviewed an email McNeil sent this week to “close friends” about the allegations. “I’m amazed at what’s happening,” the email reportedly said, according to the Beast. “I feel like I’m facing students ‘recovered memories’ from two years ago. And other papers are eating it up. I said ‘racism is...
    (CNN)For the first time in a long time, the US is reporting encouraging Covid-19 trends.While more than 64,900 new infections were reported on Sunday, it was the country's lowest case count since October. Just last month, reported infections were topping 200,000 a day. And California, one of the states hit hardest by the pandemic, reported its lowest daily case increase since early November. That comes amid a steady decline not only in new infections, but in hospitalizations and deaths as well. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported a decline in infection and hospitalization rates, saying the state was now past a "post-holiday surge.""If we're able to keep the momentum headed in a positive direction by practicing safe behaviors at an individual level, as well as continuing to vaccinate New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible, we'll be able to reach the light at the end of the tunnel...
    A man with a BB gun and a woman carrying a pistol without a license were arrested outside the White House Saturday attempting to deliver a letter to President Joe Biden, WTOP News reported Monday. One of the suspects approached an officer dressed in plain clothes and told him that the pair wanted to meet and “deliver a letter” to Biden, a U.S. Secret Service spokesperson said, WTOP reported. The man told the officer that he was armed and the woman said that there was another weapon in a nearby vehicle. Both the man and woman were arrested and the weapons and vehicle were secured by law enforcement, according to WTOP. “Two people, one of whom said they were there to meet with the president, approached U.S. Secret Service officers outside the White House Saturday and were arrested after admitting to having weapons…” https://t.co/szZfSsDdId — blmohr (@blmohr) February 15, 2021...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Saturday reported nearly 1,800 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 100 more deaths as the number of patients hospitalized due to the coronavirus outbreak continued to drop during the slowing of the fall and winter surge. The 1,791 cases and 114 deaths reported by the Department of Health Services increased the state's pandemic totals to 795,323 cases and 14,948 deaths. There were 2,300 hospitalized COVID-19 patients occupying inpatient beds as of Friday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard. Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths dropped over the past two weeks, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 5745.6 on Jan. 29 2,558.6 on Friday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 145.6 to 126.6 during the same period. The...
    Several arrests were reported late Friday after anti-police protests broke out in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, according to reports. Demonstrators gathered both in Times Square and several blocks away, outside the New York Hilton hotel, the New York Daily News reported. Videos posted on social media showed several clashes between the crowd and city police, as well as a group of protesters burning an American flag. PROTESTS, RIOTS THAT GRIPPED AMERICA IN 2020 Several people were taken away in handcuffs after a confrontation with police on Sixth Avenue, the Daily News reported. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Sam Costanza, a photographer for the newspaper, said he believed his nose had been broken after being attacked by 10-15 members of the crowd, according to the newspaper. Two members of the media were among those arrested, FreedomNews.TV reported. Several police officers also were injured, the Daily News...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a reflection of data from Thursday, including cases from prior to Wednesday. The state reported 10,059 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, which is a 0.3% increase from Thursday’s report. There were also 546 more deaths reported, which is a 1.2% increase from Thursday. There were 201,460 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,381,615, while the total number of deaths is 46,002. As of Friday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 5.1%, which is a 2.7% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 45,125,441 COVID tests administered so far. There are 10,505 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 523 people or 5% fewer than the previous day. There are 1,399 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a reflection of data from Thursday, including cases from prior to Wednesday. The state reported 10,059 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, which is a 0.3% increase from Thursday’s report. There were also 546 more deaths reported, which is a 1.2% increase from Thursday. There were 201,460 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,381,615, while the total number of deaths is 46,002. As of Friday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 5.1%, which is a 2.7% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 45,125,441 COVID tests administered so far. There are 10,505 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 523 people or 5% fewer than the previous day. There are 1,399 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Friday reported over 2,400 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and nearly 175 additional deaths as the fall and winter surge in the coronavirus outbreak continued to slow. The additional 2,426 cases and 172 deaths reported by the Department of Health Services increased the state's pandemic totals to 793,532 cases and 14,834 deaths. The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients continued to decline, with 2,396 occupying inpatient beds as of Thursday, down from the pandemic high of 5,082 on Jan. 11, according to the state's coronavirus dashboard. Seven-day rolling averages of daily new cases and daily deaths dropped over the past two weeks, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. The rolling average of daily new cases dropped from 6,184.3 on Jan. 28 to 2,758.6 on Thursday while the rolling average of daily deaths dropped from 149.6 to 130 during the same period. The number of infections...
    Before he was hospitalized, the level of oxygen in his blood had dropped to a critical point and the x-rays clearly showed signs of pneumonia, according to the daily. Donald Trump was infected with the coronavirus last October. During her three days of hospitalization, she was given experimental treatment due to the seriousness of her condition. Before that, the ex-president was struggling to breathe in the White House. He was given oxygen twice before being taken to hospital. The White House also reported that Mr. Trump had a fever and respiratory problems, but it was not yet clear how severe his symptoms were, according to the daily.
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a reflection of data from Tuesday, including cases from prior to Monday. The state reported 8,251 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is a 0.5% increase from Monday’s report. There were also 327 more deaths reported, which is a 0.7% increase from Monday. There were 259,754 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,354,591, while the total number of deaths is 44,477. As of Tuesday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 5.6%, which is a 3.2% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 44,583,304 COVID tests administered so far. There are 11,904 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 181 people or 1.5% fewer than the previous day. There are 1,384 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which...
    Russian authorities are considering a $6.7 billion social spending plan in order to ease domestic tensions following the arrest of anti-Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, Reuters reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin could unveil the plan ahead of the country’s autumn elections according to two sources within the Kremlin, Reuters reported. One source has said Putin will unveil the spending plan to senior political leaders in the coming weeks, while a spokesman for Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has denied being aware of any such plan. Rumors of the $6.7 billion social spending package follow weeks of anti-Kremlin protests, which have continued unabated since Navalny’s arrest in Moscow, the Daily Caller reported. Navalny was detained on his return to Russia after recovering from an alleged assassination-by-poisoning attempt in Germany. Since last week more than 850 demonstrators have been detained by authorities, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported. A video of police officers beating...
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials reported a dramatic decline in the number of COVID-19 deaths on Monday after a deadly weekend in which more than 100 deaths were reported. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported four new deaths and 1,040 confirmed new cases of the coronavirus. The numbers are a steep drop from the near-record 51 deaths reported Saturday and 52 reported on Sunday. The state’s death count from COVID-19 now stands at 3,817 and the total number of confirmed cases is nearly 405,000. Oklahoma's 7-day rolling averages of positivity rate, daily new cases and daily deaths have all declined over the last two weeks, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The 7-day rolling average of daily deaths in Oklahoma declined from 41.71 deaths per day on Jan. 24 to 38 deaths per day on Feb. 7, the data shows. The number of people hospitalized with...
    The U.S. recorded fewer than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday for the first time in months, data shows.  Just over 96,000 new cases were identified Sunday, a decrease from the 113,927 cases reported on Saturday, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP). It was the first time since Nov. 2 that less than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported.  The data on Sunday was missing updates from a handful of states because some do not regularly report on the weekend, while others were having "technical difficulties." BIDEN GIVES ADVICE TO NFL ON HIRING MORE MINORITY HEAD COACHES, TALKS US PLAN FOR OLYMPICS Still, the recent numbers could be argued as a positive trend. Data from the COVID Tracking Project showed that new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all dropped last week.  "For the seven-day period running January 28 to February 3, weekly new cases were down more than 16 percent over the previous week, and dropped below one...
            by Colby McCoy  Democrats have unveiled a bill that would limit Section 230 liability shields for social media companies, Reuters reported. The SAFE Tech Act, proposed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Mazie Hirono and Mark Warner, aims to hold social media companies accountable such as Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter and Facebook for “enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms,” according to a statement, Reuters reported. Section 230 was first enacted in 1996 as part of a law called the Communications Decency Act, which was devised to provide immunity to social media platforms by making them not liable for content posted to their platforms. Also, Section 230 gives social media full control to moderate content on their platforms as they see fit without any form of federal oversight. Republicans have made previous efforts to amend Section 230 while former President Trump sought to have it abolished altogether, the Daily Caller...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — For the second time in a week, Illinois has set a new record for daily COVID-19 vaccinations, as key virus metrics continue to trend downward. The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 74,965 doses of coronavirus vaccines were administered on Thursday, bringing the daily average up to 49,082 over the past week. So far, Illinois has received a total of 2,132,025 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, and has administered 1,231,418 doses as of Thursday night. According to IDPH, 272,444 people in Illinois have been fully vaccinated after receiving two doses, or 2.14% of the state’s population. On Friday, IDPH reported 3,660 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases statewide, as well as 83 additional deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, Illinois has reported a total of 1,141,219 cases, including 19,526 deaths. The state’s 7-day average case positivity rate is down to 3.3%, the lowest it’s been since Oct. 4,...
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported the fewest new COVID-19 cases in over a month, official data showed on Friday, suggesting that the latest wave of the disease is subsiding ahead of the key Lunar New Year holiday period set to begin next week. The National Health Commission said in a statement that a total of 20 new mainland COVID-19 cases were reported on Feb. 4, down from 30 cases a day earlier and marking the fewest cases since 19 patients were reported on Dec. 31. Only six of the new cases were locally transmitted infections, with five reported in northeastern Heilongjiang province and one in Shanghai. New asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 28 from 12 a day earlier, however. Chinese authorities rolled out aggressive measures including lockdowns, travel curbs and mass testing in response to a surge in new cases last month,...
    Loading the player... A 16-year-old girl managed to fight off multiple attackers during an attempted robbery in New York City. Read More: Coalition of prominent Black women join Maya Wiley’s campaign for NYC mayor According to the New York Daily News, the unknown suspects were allegedly trying to snatch the teenager’s bag. Instead of letting go of her belongings and surrendering, the girl decided to fight them off. The outlet reported the attack happened on 43rd St. in the city’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The young girl was walking with a 16-year-old boy when the suspects approached them. According to the report, the group of men was attempting to sell the minors marijuana when the attempted robbery occurred. Screenshot via NY Daily News After offering the teenagers the opportunity to make a drug purchase, the men moved to snatch the girl’s bag. The surveillance video shows the girl being...
    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 4, 2021: 465,176 cases; 6,251 deaths 16 cases of U.K. strain, two cases of Brazil strain reported in Minnesota 465,176 cases; 6,251 deaths Seventeen more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Thursday, for a total of 6,251. Of the people whose deaths were announced Thursday, five were in their 90s, five were in their 80s, three were in their 70s, two were in their 60s and two were...
    An attorney for the so-called “QAnon Shaman” arrested for participating in the Capitol riots filed an emergency motion for his release Wednesday after finding he had not eaten for days, according to a court document. Attorney Al Watkins filed a multi-faceted emergency motion on Feb. 2 on behalf of Jacob Chansley, a self-described shaman, citing his client’s refusal to consume non-organic foods which has resulted in significant weight loss, KTVI FOX 2 reported. The defense team’s court filing claims Chansley has lost more than 20 pounds within a week. Chansley was arrested by authorities Jan. 9 for his alleged role in the Capitol riots after being photographed numerous times throughout the Capitol building. Prior to the Capitol riots Chansley was seen attending MAGA protests in Arizona on May 5, 2020, according to an Arizona Central reporter’s tweet. Jake Angeli, 32, sporting horns and body paint, yells his thanks to President...
    The red line in this image by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center marks the group's path, while the blue lines mark the avalanche's approximate area. Colorado Avalanche Information Center Three skiers have been missing since Monday when they got caught in a Colorado avalanche. The three were apart of a group of seven skiers who went out Monday.  The Vail Daily reported Tuesday that the three who didn't return are presumed dead.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Three men who went skiing in Colorado Monday and got swept up in an avalanche are presumed dead, the Vail Daily reported.  The men were among a group of seven who were backcountry skiing in an area called "the nose" between the towns of Silverton and Ophir when the avalanche buried four of them, according to a report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Members of the group were...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 3,763 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 205 deaths, bringing countywide totals to 1,124,558 cases and 17,057 deaths. People wait for a table Jan. 31 while pedestrians walk past as outdoor dining returns to The Village in downtown Claremont. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) In a little more than a month, the county has reported more than 7,000 new COVID-19 deaths, going from just over 10,000 on Dec. 30 to more than 17,000 Tuesday. Of the 205 new deaths reported, 58 people were over the age of 80, 75 people were between the ages of 65 and 79, 49 people were between the ages of 50 and 64, 19 people were between the ages of 30 and 49 and one person was between the ages of 18 and 29. “COVID-19 is responsible for more than...
    (CBS4) – A woman from Rifle will spend 32 years in prison for the death of her 5-year-old daughter. Stephanie Alvarado was sentenced for the 2019 crime on Friday, according to the The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction. Sophia Larson (credit: Alec Larson) Sophia Larson died after she unknowingly drank water mixed with methamphetamine and overdosed. Alvarado waited more than 3 hours before calling 911 to get help, saying she was fearful of losing custody. Authorities said it’s unlikely she would have faced such a harsh sentence had she reported the overdose right away. Stephanie Alvarado (credit: Garfield County) The Daily Sentinel reported that several relatives of the victim spoke at Friday’s sentencing hearing and described being shocked by Larson’s death. “All family members connected to Sophia were clearly devastated by the loss of a child who made a memorable impression on everyone she met in her short life,” the...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a reflection of data from Monday, including cases from prior to Sunday. The state reported 15,358 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, which is a 0.5% increase from Sunday’s report. There were also 211 more deaths reported, which is a 0.5% increase from Saturday. There were 290,175 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,258,706, while the total number of deaths is 40,908. As of Monday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 7.3%, which is a 4.3% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 42,569,193 COVID tests administered so far. There are 15,212 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 464 people or 3.1% fewer than the previous day. There are 1,290 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which...
    New mutant variants of the coronavirus could be running rampant undetected in the US due to a low level of genetic sequencing on positive COVID tests in the country, health officials say.  There are now more than 350 reported cases of 'super-covid' in the US from the three strains that were first detected in Brazil, UK, and South Africa.  However, health officials say it is very likely that the number of new variants circulating around the country is much higher since viruses by nature are constantly mutating as they spread. Some mutations can be detrimental to a virus, causing it to die out, but it's the fact that some can be more fatal, or even resistant to vaccines, that is cause for concern.  Scientists are typically able to monitor different strains through genetic sequencing which allows them to examine the virus from active cases and study how the particular strain...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed with reporters Friday Biden urged Russian President Putin to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny during a call, Reuters reported. “Yes, as we have publicly, as our team has repeatedly called for through the course of the last several weeks. In terms of the specifics of the conversation, I don’t have any more details for you on that,” Psaki said to reporters when asked whether Biden had directly called for Navalny’s release on the call with Putin, Reuters reported. “The President spoke with President Putin earlier this week as you know and he did not hold back in his concerns about a number of actions by the Kremlin and the Russian government,” including the poisoning of Navalny, Psaki told reporters during a Friday press briefing. When asked whether Biden has plans to sanction Russia in retaliation for the assassination attempt, Psaki declined to share...
            by Andrew Kerr  Hunter Biden continues to hold a 10% stake in the Chinese private equity firm BHR Partners, Chinese business records show, despite multiple reports from December suggesting he was divesting his position in the company. Both the Daily Mail and Fox News reported in late December that Hunter Biden was in the process of offloading his stake in BHR. Both outlets cited an unnamed source with Hunter Biden and his business dealings. But Hunter Biden continues to hold his equity stake in BHR through his company, Skaneateles LLC, as of Wednesday, according to Qixinbao and Baidu, two independent services that provide business records on Chinese corporations based on China’s National Credit Information Publicity System. Hunter Biden is the sole beneficial owner of Skaneateles LLC, according to Washington D.C. corporate records. BHR manages the equivalent of $2.1 billion in assets and is co-owned by the Chinese state-controlled Bank of China. Hunter Biden’s...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a reflection of data from Monday, including cases from prior to Monday. The state reported 17,028 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is a 0.5% increase from Monday’s report. There were also 409 more deaths reported, which is a 1.1% increase from Monday. There were 321,862 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,153,186, while the total number of deaths is 37,527. As of Tuesday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 9%, which is a 4.3% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 41,010,770 COVID tests administered so far. There are 18,039 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 308 people or 1.7% fewer than the previous day. There are 1,166 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a combination of cases from Monday and Sunday. The state reported 27,007 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, which is a 0.9% increase from Sunday. There were also 328 more deaths reported, which is a 0.9% increase from Sunday. There were 403,193 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,136,158, while the total number of deaths is 37,118. As of Sunday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 9.4%, which is a 4.1% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 40,688,908 COVID tests administered so far. There are 18,347 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 291 people or 1.6% fewer than Sunday. There are 1,168 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 52-bed increase from Thursday. Note:...
    The downward trend for new COVID-19 cases continued this weekend as Californians look for hopeful signs that their hard-hit state is on the road to recovery from the worst health crisis in a century. On Saturday, California counties reported 24,111 new COVID-19 cases, according to data analyzed by this news organization. The number represents 620 cases fewer than the previous day after California experienced record numbers in a post-holiday surge. The seven-day average decreased from 29,122 new daily cases to 27, 405 cases — the lowest average since Dec. 11. California has seen 3.1 million novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began one year ago. After early success in controlling the disease, the Golden State experienced one of the country’s biggest surges starting in November. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 also has declined again — on Thursday it dipped below 19,000 for the first time since Christmas Day....
    A New Jersey woman who faces up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a role in a crowdfunding scam has had her sentencing hearing delayed, according to reports. Authorities have said Katelyn McClure and her then-boyfriend Mark D’Amico raised about $400,000 from donors, purportedly to aid homeless veteran Johnny Bobbitt -- claiming Bobbitt had given McClure his last $20 to help McClure buy gas for her car. But investigators later acccused McClure and D’Amico of using the donated cash to purchase vehicles and pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, N.J., Philadelphia’s KYW-TV reported. McClure’s sentencing hearing was initially scheduled for Friday but was postponed for an undisclosed reason. No new date has been set, the New York Daily News reported. From left: Johnny Bobbitt, Katelyn McClure and Mark D'Amico. (Burlington County Prosecutor's Office) McClure pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to...
    The number of new daily COVID-19 cases keeps declining in California, even as the rollout of the vaccine remains slow in the largest state in the country. On Friday, counties reported 24,731 new cases of COVID-19 in California, according to data analyzed by this news organization. The state has a seven-day average of 29,122 new daily cases, the lowest average since Dec. 11, and down almost 35 percent from a recent peak on Jan. 10. The state has been experiencing one of the worst winter surges in the country, beginning in early November. There have been 3.1 million cases of COVID-19 in California since the start of the pandemic. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has also declined recently — on Wednesday it was down 2.2 percent from the preceding day to 19,537 patients with confirmed cases. The number of patients in intensive care unit beds with confirmed cases...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a combination of cases from Thursday and Friday. The state reported 23,024 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, which is a 0.8% increase from Thursday. There were also 764 more deaths reported, which is a 2.2% increase from Thursday. There were 213,083 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 3,062,068, while the total number of deaths is 35,768. As of Friday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 10.5%, which is a 3.5% decrease from 14 days ago. There have been 39,725,839 COVID tests administered so far. There are 19,855 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 553 people or 2.8% fewer than Thursday. There are 1,095 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 65-bed increase from Thursday. Note:...
    PHOTOS: Responders were relieved when a report of a resident trapped during a fire Wednesday in Paterson proved unfounded. Flames raced through the upper two floors of apartments in the three-story, mixed-use building on Main Street near Route 80 after breaking out around 3 p.m. City firefighters had the blaze knocked down in under a half hour. It was declared under control soon after. No injuries were reported. No injuries were reported in the Paterson fire.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICEAt the scene.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICEFire damaged the upper floors.Jo Fehl for DAILY VOICE
    If getting a magic potion shot into your arm made you less likely to get COVID-19, would you get it? To some, it's a no-brainer: Of course, yes.  To others, that magic potion leaves more questions than it does answers. Daily Voice New Jersey polled our Instagram followers about the COVID-19 vaccine, curious to know what drives people to get it (or not), what the side effects are and more. As of Jan. 20, 371,310 first doses were administered, and 49,759 second doses were administered, according to the COVID-19 dashboard. According to the Daily Voice Instagram poll, 89 percent of people (1,135) said that they had not been vaccinated, while 11 percent (147) said they had. Forty-nine percent of people (563) said that they were interested in getting vaccinated, while 51 percent (579) were not. For those who had gotten the vaccine, 77 percent of people (314) chose to get it on their...
    If getting a magic potion shot into your arm made you less likely to get COVID-19, would you get it? To some, it's a no-brainer: Of course, yes.  To others, that magic potion leaves more questions than it does answers. Daily Voice New Jersey polled our Instagram followers about the COVID-19 vaccine, curious to know what drives people to get it (or not), what the side effects are and more. As of Jan. 20, 371,310 first doses were administered, and 49,759 second doses were administered, according to the COVID-19 dashboard. According to the Daily Voice Instagram poll, 89 percent of people (1,135) said that they had not been vaccinated, while 11 percent (147) said they had. Forty-nine percent of people (563) said that they were interested in getting vaccinated, while 51 percent (579) were not. For those who had gotten the vaccine, 77 percent of people (314) chose to get it on their...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a combination of cases from Monday and Tuesday. The state reported 23,794 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Tuesday, which is a 0.8% increase from Monday. There were also 146 more deaths reported, which is a 0.4% increase from Monday. There were 368,787 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,996,968, while the total number of deaths is 33,739. As of Tuesday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 11.6%, which is a -1.1% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 39,024,543 COVID tests administered so far. There are 20,942 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 26 people or 0.1% fewer than Monday. There are 1,177 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 64-bed increase from Monday. Note:...
    California reported 680 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, the second-most ever in a single day, while the number of patients hospitalized with the virus declined slightly amid one of the worst winter surges in the country. The number of patients hospitalized with confirmed cases was down 1.3 percent on Thursday from the preceding day to 20,998 patients. That’s down 2.8 percent from a week before, but still up 838 percent from three months ago, before the current surge started in early November. The number of patients in ICU with confirmed cases was down 0.5 percent on Thursday to 4,745. That’s up 2.4 percent from a week ago and a 691 percent increase from three months ago. The Bay Area region has 3.4 percent ICU availability, according to the California Department of Public Health. The San Joaquin Valley and Southern California regions are at 0 percent ICU availability. The Greater Sacramento...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a combination of cases from Wednesday and Thursday. The state reported 35,930 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, which is a 1.3% increase from Wednesday. There were also 552 more deaths reported, which is a 1.8% increase from Wednesday. There were 287,715 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,816,969, while the total number of deaths is 31,654. As of Thursday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 13.4%, which is a 1.1% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 37,130,366 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,210 people currently hospitalized for coronavirus-related illnesses. That’s a decrease of 340 people or 1.5% fewer than Wednesday. There are 1,094 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is an 89-bed decrease from Wednesday. Note:...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health provided this data, which is a combination of cases from Tuesday and Wednesday. The state reported 33,751 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, which is a 1.2% increase from Tuesday. There were also 589 more deaths reported, which is a 1.9% increase from Tuesday. There were 334,267 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,781,039, while the total number of deaths is 31,302. As of Wednesday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 13.3%, which is a 1.5% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 36,842,651 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,550 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness. That’s a decrease of 115 people or 0.5% fewer than Tuesday. There are 1,183 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 46-bed decrease from Tuesday....
    Three Americans died of COVID-19 every minute on Tuesday, when a record-setting 4,327 deaths were confirmed and 215,805 new cases were recorded, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Since the first case of the deadly bug was first recorded in the US on Jan. 21, 2020, the country has reported 22,849,333 cases and 380,821 deaths, according to the latest figures, which show that cases continue to surge. The only other time the number of deaths eclipsed 4,000 was Jan. 7, when 4,194 were reported, according to Johns Hopkins, whose data showed that the US had averaged more than 3,223 deaths daily in the past week. On Tuesday, federal officials agreed to send states additional vaccine doses requested by several governors, as the US tries to ramp up the pace of inoculations with the daily death toll hovering at 3,200, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, hospitalizations and case numbers also remain...
    The U.S. reported a single-day high in coronavirus deaths this week, with Johns Hopkins University tallying 4,327 fatalities on Tuesday. The harrowing number brings the country’s cumulative death toll to over 380,820. The deaths come as the country sees a shift in vaccination policy to distribute more shots to wider groups of people in an effort to speed the process. On Tuesday, the Trump administration recommended states widen distribution plans to include people ages 65 and older, as well as those at high risk for infection. It said states should avoid reserving second doses for people who have already received their first jab, as there should be ample supply when needed. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the change in policy was made once the government felt confident in vaccine manufacturing and production. Hours later, speaking at the "Futures Forum on Preparedness," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious...
            by Thomas Catenacci  Minneapolis Police Union President Lt. Bob Kroll announced that he intends to retire at the end of January in a letter to union members, The Star Tribune reported. Lt. Bob Kroll, 58, said he originally planned on retiring in May, but that he decided it was in his family’s best interest to retire sooner, according to The Star Tribune. Kroll attracted attention in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. “Most difficult for me as I made this decision was to see how our noble profession has been demonized,” Kroll wrote in the letter obtained by the Tribune. “The toughest part of the job was witnessing the scrutiny and criticism [we] as professionals have endured from those who do not walk in our shoes.” “Yet these people turned into self-proclaimed experts into every...
    A U.S. record of more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths was reported Tuesday evening, with final numbers for the day to be announced overnight. A total of 4,197 deaths had been reported so far Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The only previous day on which coronavirus deaths surpassed 4,000 was Jan. 7, when 4,194 total fatalities were reported, according to JHU. Heading into Tuesday, the U.S. daily death toll from COVID-19 averaged 3,223 the previous week, per CNN.  Holiday travel and casual at-home gatherings, which experts warned against, have been blamed for the current nationwide COVID-19 surge. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday second doses of the vaccine will be released immediately. President-elect Joe Biden previously promoted such a plan. Although more than 27 million doses had been distributed around the country, less than 10 million people had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and...
    A Republican political candidate made a Hitler reference when criticizing law enforcement’s COVID-19 restrictions in Staten Island, New York, the New York Daily News reported Monday. Political consultant and candidate for borough president Leticia Remauro said “Heil Hitler” while demanding that the sheriff’s department lessen the COVID-19 restrictions in place at a protest on Dec. 2, the Daily News reported. “I apologize profusely that the word I used in trying to create an analogy were offensive,” Remauro said, the Daily News reported. Tipster sends this video of candidate for Staten Island Borough President @LeticiaRemauro who appears to say “Heil Hitler” in this video. https://t.co/IGeCJRQr22 — Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) January 12, 2021 Remauro was attending a protest against the closing of Mac’s Public House, a bar in Staten Island, while wearing an American flag mask, according to the Daily News. She said the New York City Sheriff’s Department officers...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health reported 39,839 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday, which is a 1.5% increase from Sunday. There were also 264 more deaths reported, which is a 0.9% increase from Sunday. There were 343,704 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,710,801, while the total number of deaths is 29,965. As of Monday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 13.7%, which is a 1.1% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 3,617,0528 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,633 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 120 people or 0.5% fewer than Sunday. There are 1,242 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is an 83-bed increase from Sunday. More from CBS Sacramento: How To Talk To Kids About The US Capitol Chaos:...
    Loading the player... According to a new report, Ali Alexander, a vocal leader of the ‘Stop The Steal’ movement, has asked supporters for donations to support a security detail. Read More: Facebook bans ‘STOP THE STEAL’ group behind counting protests The Daily Beast reported Alexander claimed to be in hiding, alleging that he is being targeted by “witches and Wiccans” who “are putting hexes and curses on us.” Before he went into hiding, he helped organize events supporting President Donald Trump and used social media to amplify right-wing messages. He was even invited to a “White House Social Media Summit” after earning a retweet from Donald Trump Jr. when he used the platform to state Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is not an “American Black,” according to the report. Ali Alexander is a ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer (Credit: Alexander/Facebook) Alexander also began to frequently wear orange, due to what...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As the state eases COVID-19 restrictions for the restaurant industry and youth sports, Minnesota health officials on Monday reported four additional COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily death count seen since late October. The update from the Minnesota Department of Health also comes with a relatively low daily virus count (980) and daily testing numbers (15,980). The state is nearing 440,000 reported COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 34,004 of the cases being discovered among health care workers. Over 417,000 patients who contracted the virus no longer need to isolate themselves. In hospitals as of Sunday, there are 141 patients with COVID-19 needing intensive care unit (ICU) beds and an additional 545 patients with the virus needing non-ICU beds. Over 22,800 cases of the virus have required hospitalization (4,783 in the ICU). Monday’s four additional deaths was the...
    More On: Coronavirus ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ stays atop US box office as ticket sales slip Bay Area ‘stay-at-home’ order extended indefinitely How COVID caused Olympian to nearly be killed by fire in her home Nurse allegedly used $420K in COVID aid on personal expenses SHANGHAI/BEIJING – Mainland China saw its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in over five months, the country’s health authority said on Monday, as new infections in Hebei province surrounding Beijing continued to rise. A county in northeastern Heilongjiang province on Monday moved into lockdown after reporting new coronavirus infections, state television also reported separately. Hebei accounted for 82 of the 85 new local infections reported on Jan. 10, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement, with Liaoning province also reporting two new cases and Beijing reporting one new case. The country also saw 18 new imported infections from overseas. The total number...
    When hackers dumped a dossier of top Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy’s emails in 2018, he accused Qatar of sending in the cybercrooks. But the perpetrators have never been officially identified and according to court documents obtained by The Daily Beast, prosecutors dropped a criminal investigation into the break-in back in 2018 after a two-month inquiry. In a declaration filed in December 2018 and obtained by The Daily Beast, Broidy attorney’s wrote that they had first reported the break-in to federal investigators in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles on March 22, 2018, two weeks after The New York Times reported that copies of purported emails from his inbox were sent to the Times and other outlets. But after a series of meetings with Broidy and his attorneys, the FBI announced that it stayed the investigation and later told Broidy’s legal team that the investigation had been dropped altogether.Adam [email protected]
    The United States in the past week has reported more deaths from COVID-19 than it has in any other week during the pandemic. According to the COVID-19 tracking Project, the record 21,752 deaths over the last week - the first time is hit over 20,000 - comes from across the country as fatalities rise in every single region. On Saturday, there were 3,500 new deaths from coronavirus reported nationwide. While the national number had dropped from its new peak of 4,000 earlier this week, California hit a new record of 695 coronavirus deaths bringing its death toll since the start of the pandemic to 29,233. Los Angeles County now accounts for 40 percent of the state's deaths despite only having 25 percent of its population after it reported 1,000 deaths in the past four days. Nationwide, there have now been more than 22.1million Americans infection with COVID-19 and 372,428 deaths...
    The United States on Friday broke a record for the highest new cases of COVID-19 in one day as California and New Jersey experienced a massive one-day surge. According to the COVID Tracking Project, there were 310,080 new cases reported on Friday, 50,000 of which were in California and 20,000 in New Jersey. It comes as there were 23,083 COVID-19 deaths already recorded in the first eight days of the year and 16 states reported their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations this week, in yet more troubling signs for the post-holiday surge. There were again records set for the seven-day average for cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with fatalities climbing to an average of 2,934. This week, 16 states reported their highest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. Pictured, patients are pushed inside the Emergency Room at the LAC USC Hospital ER Friday’s rise in cases now means that 44 states have...
    The Capitol Police declined several offers of reinforcement from federal agencies including the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice, the Associated Press reported.  Rioters overran the Capitol Police and occupied the Capitol Building and surrounding grounds for a total of four hours. Several federal agencies and police departments from other states ended up responding to help take control of the riot at the Capitol Building. Days before the Capitol riot, both the Pentagon and the Department of Justice offered to send reinforcements to aid the Capitol Police who declined both agencies’ efforts, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The Capitol Police prepared for First Amendment demonstrations even with several indications that a riot could occur, the AP reported. The Pentagon offered support from the National Guard three days before the riot and the Department of Justice (DOJ) offered to send in FBI agents as rioters...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health reported 50,030 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, which is a 2% increase from Thursday. There were also 493 more deaths reported, which is a 1.8% increase from Thursday. There were 266,975 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,568,641, while the total number of deaths is 28,538. As of Friday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 13.3%, which is a 1.2% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 35,027,330 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,836 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, a decrease of 17 people or 0.1% fewer than Thursday. There are 1,147 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 63-bed decrease from Monday. More from CBS Sacramento: How To Talk To Kids About The US Capitol Chaos:...
    Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States are continuing to reach record highs. Over 19,300 Americans died in the past week alone, beating the existing weekly record by almost 400 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University database. Almost 4,100 Americans died on Thursday, shattering a previous daily record my approximately 200 deaths and equaling a death in the U.S. every 21 seconds. The spike in deaths mirrors record case counts across the country. Almost 275,000 cases were reported on Thursday, just missing the daily record of 291,384 cases set six days earlier. In the past week, the United States has confirmed 1,599,749 coronavirus cases, according to Johns Hopkins, equaling approximately 159 cases every minute. Bodies wrapped in plastic line the walls inside a refrigerated trailer used as a mobile morgue by the El Paso County Medical Examiner’s office in El Paso, Texas on November 13, 2020. (Photo...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health reported 36,385 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, which is a 1.2% increase from Wednesday. There were also 583 more deaths reported, which is a 2.1% increase from Wednesday. There were 211,734 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,518,611, while the total number of deaths is 28,045. As of Thursday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 12.9%, which is a 0.5% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 34,760,355 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,851 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 31 people or 0.1% more than Wednesday. There are 1,210 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is a 101-bed decrease from Monday. More from CBS Sacramento: Law Enforcement Experts Scrutinize Holes In US Capitol Security ...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The California Department of Public Health reported 29,892 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, which is a 1.2% increase from Tuesday. There were also 459 more deaths reported, which is a 1.7% increase from Tuesday. There were 217,837 new tests reported. Health officials said the total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 2,482,226, while the total number of deaths is 27,003. As of Wednesday, the 14-day rate of positive tests in California is 12.7%, which is a 0.3% increase from 14 days ago. There have been 34,548,621 COVID tests administered so far. There are 22,820 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 335 people or 1.5% more than Sunday. There are 1,311 ICU beds available for COVID-19 patients, which is an 8-bed decrease from Monday. More from CBS Sacramento: Stimulus Check Update: How Much Will New Parents Receive? ...
    Tokyo on Wednesday reported a daily record of 1,591 coronavirus cases as the national government prepares to declare a state of emergency this week to cope with a new wave of infections. Those needing critical care in the capital also reached a record 113 people, according to the metropolitan government. Toshio Nakagawa, head of the Japan Medical Association, called the situation "extremely serious" but stopped short of criticizing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga for acting too slow to contain the latest outbreak, as some have suggested. "Please take this virus seriously, and don't think it's just another flu," Nakagawa said, warning hospital care was getting stretched thin. Japan has confirmed more than 250,000 cases, including over 3,700 deaths. People walk past a public service display promoting social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic at a concourse leading to the terminal station in Tokyo's Shinjuku district on January 6, 2021. Photo by...
    A San Fernando Valley man was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to assaulting a bar patron who wore a “Make America Great Again” hat inscribed in Russian, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Sokolov sentenced David Delgado to four years in jail, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Delgado “pleaded no contest” to one felony count of “assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury,” according to a March 4, 2020, press release. (RELATED: Pigeons Wearing MAGA Hats Released In Las Vegas Ahead Of Democratic Rally) Delgado had approached the victim at a bar restroom Labor Day Weekend Sept. 2, 2019, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Delgado kept punching the victim after he inquired what the wording on the hat meant, which caused the victim to fall to the floor, Hermosa Beach police...
    Eleven men were charged after gang-raping and murdering a Philippine Airlines flight attendant after a New Year’s Eve party, numerous sources reported. Christine Angelica Dacera, 23, was found unconscious in an empty hotel bathtub in Makati City, Philippines on New Year’s Day, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. Decera later died at the hospital.  Christine Angelica Dacera was found dead at noon on January 1 in the bathtub of her hotel room. https://t.co/ExyIhbeumS — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) January 4, 2021 A forensics investigation suggested that Dacera had been sexually abused. “The victim had lacerations and sperm in her genitalia,” Makati City Police Chief Col. Harold Depositar told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He added that there were also bruises, contusions, and scratches on her arms and legs, and that her death may have been caused by an aneurysm. Police are waiting for autopsy results in order to understand more clearly how...
    A fitness club manager and Army veteran tackled a man who pointed a gun at his chest while complaining about people not adhering to mask mandates as they were exercising in Maplewood, Minnesota, on Thursday, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Assistant manager of the LA Fitness club Mike Olson, 33, tackled 64-year-old Michael Florhaug after he brandished a firearm and turned away from him, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Florhaug was not a member of the club at the time of the incident, and a state-issued permit to carry a firearm was found in his wallet. “I just kind of knew it had to be done. It didn’t take much thinking. It was more of a reaction,” Olson said, according to the Anchorage Daily News. “I just kind of knew that it had to be done.” The man accused of wielding a handgun inside an LA Fitness center over...
    A UK multi-millionaire, who also attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, has reportedly been charged with rape. Lawrence Jones, founder of UKFast, was charged with one count of rape and four sexual assaults stemming from incidents that occurred between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published Tuesday by the Daily Mail. Jones was accused of unwanted sexual advances and sexual assault by two female employees, the outlet reported. Former UKFast chief Lawrence Jones charged with rape and four sexual assaults https://t.co/MqhgkBWktU — Manchester News MEN (@MENnewsdesk) January 5, 2021 Greater Manchester Police began investigating Jones in 2019 and the multi-millionaire stepped down as CEO of his company in November of the same year, the outlet reported. His wife Gail took over the business at the time, according to Daily Mail. (RELATED: Alexander Payne Denies Sexual Assault Allegations Brought Against Him By Rose McGowan) “A man has been...
    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s disease control center on Tuesday reported 944 more COVID-19 deaths, fueling expectations that Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors will extend the country’s lockdown until the end of the month. Germany’s latest lockdown took effect Dec. 16 after a partial shutdown starting in early November failed to reduce the number of daily new coronavirus infections. It was initially set to expire Jan. 10. Merkel’s meeting with the governors on Tuesday will decide how long the lockdown should go on and to what extent schools will reopen. Another topic high on the agenda will be addressing criticism of the country’s vaccination program amid frustrations over its gradual start. Vaccinations in Germany and the rest of the 27-nation European Union started over a week ago. In Germany, a nation of 83 million, nearly 265,000 vaccinations had been reported by Monday, the Robert Koch Institute said....
    An Illinois man confessed to fatally shooting his girlfriend while driving his truck on New Year’s Day — telling police “I killed the woman I loved,” prosecutors said. John H. Breseman, 50, of Barrington, was ordered held without bail Sunday in the shooting death of Christina Czuj while she was a passenger in his pickup truck on Interstate 90 in South Barrington, The Daily Herald reported. Czuj, 54, of Sleepy Hollow, was found dead by cops with gunshot wounds near her collarbone and to the back of her head. Prosecutors said at a bond hearing that Breseman confessed to his adult son to gunning down Czuj as he drove but claimed she attacked him while he was behind the wheel. Investigators, however, found no evidence to back up Breseman’s claim – such as bruising on his body, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Margaret Johnson said. “Self-defense or not,...
    More On: murder Ex-Bears Super Bowl champ arrested on murder charge Bronx judge cut teen loose after murder rap, slashing Chilling video captures Russian dancer killed by masked assassin Boyfriend charged with murdering mom found buried in shallow grave An Illinois man confessed to fatally shooting his girlfriend while driving his truck on New Year’s Day — telling police “I killed the woman I loved,” prosecutors said. John H. Breseman, 50, of Barrington, was ordered held without bail Sunday in the shooting death of Christina Czuj while she was a passenger in his pickup truck on Interstate 90 in South Barrington, The Daily Herald reported. Czuj, 54, of Sleepy Hollow, was found dead by cops with gunshot wounds near her collarbone and to the back of her head. Prosecutors said at a bond hearing that Breseman confessed to his adult son to gunning down Czuj as he drove...
    MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday reported 2,446 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths.In total, the state has seen 486,531 COVID-19 cases and 4,875 deaths related to the virus, since the pandemic began.Wisconsin's seven-day percent positive by test is 10.8%.RELATED: When can you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Find out where you are in lineUS Rep. Moore isolating after testing positive for virusWisconsin U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. The 69-year-old Milwaukee Democrat said she is "following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others." Moore said she did not expect the virus to affect her work. The statement did not say when she learned she had contracted the virus or where she might have gotten it. Moore announced nearly two years ago that she had been diagnosed with cancer. When the pandemic began, Moore noted...
    MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Sunday reported 2,446 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths.In total, the state has seen 486,531 COVID-19 cases and 4,875 deaths related to the virus, since the pandemic began.Wisconsin's seven-day percent positive by test is 10.8%.RELATED: When can you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Find out where you are in lineUS Rep. Moore isolating after testing positive for virusWisconsin U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. The 69-year-old Milwaukee Democrat said she is "following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others." Moore said she did not expect the virus to affect her work. The statement did not say when she learned she had contracted the virus or where she might have gotten it. Moore announced nearly two years ago that she had been diagnosed with cancer. When the pandemic began, Moore noted...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona health officials reported a big jump in coronavirus pandemic numbers on Sunday, including a record daily high of more than 17,200 new confirmed cases, but no new deaths. Just 7% of hospital beds were available statewide and 61% of intensive care unit beds were occupied by 1,081 patients fighting the virus, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Department spokesman Steve Elliott told the Arizona Republic the jump in daily cases could be due to the spread of the virus during Christmas gatherings. The single-day total of 17,234 new confirmed cases topped the previous daily record of 12,314 set Dec. 8. Arizona is among U.S. states with the highest numbers of coronavirus cases. The AZfamily group of Phoenix television stations, noted the more than 200,000 new cases COVID-19 reported in December was double the number of cases reported for the month of November. The statewide...
    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 January 3, 2020: 420,544 cases; 5,430 deaths Fifty-three more Minnesotans have died of COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Health said Sunday, for a total of 5,430. Those 53 deaths include data for Friday and Saturday because MDH had not reported new information from New Year’s Day. Article continues after advertisement Of the people whose deaths were announced Sunday, three were over 100 years old, 10 were in their 90s, 24 were in their 80s, four were...
    By The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina has reported its highest daily number of COVID-19 cases yet. The state reported 9,527 confirmed cases on New Year’s Day. That went over the state’s previous high by more than 1,000 cases. It reported nearly as many on Saturday: 9,356 cases. Cases for both days were released by the state health department on Saturday. “We begin 2021 in our most dangerous position in this pandemic,” Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state’s health secretary, said in a statement. North Carolina has reported a total of more than 558,000 cases. On Saturday, 15.5 percent of tests were positive, the highest rate since the start of the pandemic. In addition, a record 3,479 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and 783 people were in the intensive care unit. The state reported Saturday that there were 144 deaths over the last two days. That brings the total...
    Queen Elizabeth II took “all of two seconds” to decide on banning Prince Harry from Britain’s Remembrance Day ceremony, Daily Mail reported Friday.  “Remembrance Sunday is sacrosanct when it comes to Her Majesty’s diary,” a source familiar told the outlet. “It’s one of the most important dates in her calendar and nothing is done without her knowledge.” “People were suggesting the Palace’s reaction to what Harry asked was petty. But it was the Queen’s decision. And what’s more, she actually had very strong views on the subject,” the source added. Before Daily Mail’s report, it was assumed that Buckingham Palace staff rejected Harry’s request to have a wreath laid at the Cenotaph without informing his grandmother, according to the Sun. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Dan...
    MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Friday reported 1,905 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths.In total, the state has seen 483,007 COVID-19 cases and 4,869 deaths related to the virus, since the pandemic began.Wisconsin's seven-day percent positive by test is 10.8%.RELATED: Wisconsin downgraded on Chicago COVID travel order, visitors can now come with negative testUS Rep. Moore isolating after testing positive for virusWisconsin U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. The 69-year-old Milwaukee Democrat said she is "following guidance from my doctor and am isolating from others." Moore said she did not expect the virus to affect her work. The statement did not say when she learned she had contracted the virus or where she might have gotten it. Moore announced nearly two years ago that she had been diagnosed with cancer. When the pandemic began, Moore noted...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's first significant storm of the season filled storm drains with trash and debris that drained to the coast, and efforts to clean littered beaches have been hampered by stay-at-home orders during the pandemic, according to a newspaper report. In typical years, nonprofits organize volunteers by the hundreds to regularly scoop garbage that lands along the coastline before it threatens wildlife or washes out to sea. But with an ongoing restriction on gatherings, many organizations haven’t held their usual beach cleanups, the Los Angeles Daily News reported Thursday. Instead they are encouraging people to do “solo cleanups” on their own or with their immediate family. “It won’t duplicate what we can do as a group, but every little bit helps,” Steve Masoner, founder of Save Our Beach, told the newspaper. Until the pandemic, the nonprofit hosted monthly cleanups that sometimes drew 1,000 people. Masoner canceled December’s...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The second-highest daily case total over the span of the coronavirus pandemic was reported Friday in Maryland, according state health officials. A total of 3,557 new COVID-19 cases were reported Friday in Maryland, bringing the total case number to 280,219. The highest daily case number was 3,792 reported on Dec. 4, 2020. Previously, Dec. 12, 2020 held the record with 3,538 cases. Forty seven more Marylanders also died from the virus as of Friday, bringing the death toll to 5,774. Hospitalizations went down by 39 to 1,734 in the last 24 hours, but the statewide positivity rate went slightly up to 8.77%. Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Here’s a breakdown by county: By County County Cases Deaths Allegany 5,474 (154) 0* ...