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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The omicron surge has caused the CDC to finally update its mask guidance late last week, indicating a clear preference for the level of protection offered by N95 and KN95 masks.It's also reopened the conversation about mask efficacy.One test that has emerged on social media is the "blow out the candle" test. If you can blow out a candle through your mask, that means too much air is getting through, potentially expelling COVID viral particles to others near you.RELATED: CDC encourages more Americans to wear N95 masks to slow spread of COVID-19ABC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze performed the experiment Monday using three different masks: N95, surgical and cloth. She was unable to blow out the candle wearing N95 or surgical, but easily blew out the candle in a cloth mask.Dr. Amy Price, a senior research scientist at Stanford's Anesthesia Informatics and Media Lab, joined Sze on ABC7 News 3 p.m. program "Getting Answers" Monday to discuss the reveals and limits of the candle test.Price says the candle test is far from fool proof, but is a...
    An Illinois man died trying to rescue a ten-year-old girl who fell through a frozen pond when she tried to save her dogs.   Carlos Serafin, 31, and his husband of six years Bill Croy, 47, the legal guardians of sisters Ma'Liyah White and Bailey, 8, had all been out walking together in Charleston with the family's three dogs on Saturday morning.  Shortly before 8am, the dogs had fallen through the ice of a frozen pond - and Ma'Liyah ran after them to try and save them.  Serafin showed no hesitation before jumping into the icy pond to rescue Ma'Liyah White, the girl's aunt, Amanda Beals told DailyMail.com.  Both Serafin and Ma'Liyah White were eventually pulled from the water by Lincoln District firefighters and dive crew, but Serafin was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.    Ma'Liyah was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.  She has not shown brain activity but Beals, said she remains hopeful Ma'Liyah will recover as her lungs have shown slight signs of improvement.  'Our families want everyone to know that...
    STUCK at home during the lockdowns most of us enjoyed a tipple or two. But it seems more likely we were having three or four — and experts are warning that millions are boozing to dangerous levels. 3The NHS’s recommended limit for men and women is 14 units of alcohol per weekCredit: Getty The NHS’s recommended limit for men and women is 14 units of alcohol per week. But about 18 per cent of adults in England, 9.7million people, were drinking enough to put them at increasing or higher risk in the three months to the end of October 2021, says the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities. That compares to 12.4 per cent of the population, or about six million people, in February 2020. The biggest increase has been among men, with a quarter exceeding safe limits, compared to 17.8 per cent two years ago. One in ten women are now drinking too much, too, up from 7.3 per cent. Dr Julia Sinclair, chairwoman of the addictions faculty at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said people were using booze...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- So many Americans paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, with the main theme of giving back and volunteering to help those in need.We may see the delivering of food as a casual act of kindness, but it's far from that.A drive thru food drive, and the people who helped put it together in Paterson, are helping families live."People are on the brink of eviction, people have been struggling to pay bills, people are a flat tire away from financial hardship so this couldn't come at a more opportune time," Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said.RELATED | NYC remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances, honorsEMBED More News Videos Chantee Lans reports on the city's MLK Day observances, including the 36th annual celebration at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers gathered up food donations as part of a day of service in Paterson.Hundreds of pounds of food were hoisted into a van for the New Jersey Community Development Corporation to distribute.Governor Phil Murphy did some heavy...
    Today we honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There are many obvious reasons to raise up his name in tribute and praise. But there’s another less obvious reason – the civil rights leader understood southern politics. Much of our discourse treats southern politics as if it were just another regional bloc. Or the region and its history are whitewashed in ways similar to slavery being whitewashed from US history. I think King knew better. If you don’t understand southern politics, you don’t understand politics, period. I’m not a scholar, but I lived in the south for nearly a decade. I was a reporter and editor at small newspapers. I’m here to tell you, things are different. Speaking truthfully is not a civic virtue. Free speech is not valued. The common good is not recognized. There is no such thing as “the public.” Equality is paid lip service. The rights of property are unquestioned. READ: 'Performative drivel': Marco Rubio mocked and schooled after taking MLK quote out of context Meanwhile, conformity is enforced, gender roles policed, the racial...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Cleanup is underway after tornadoes tore through Southwest Florida on Sunday, destroying homes in its path. Lee Anderson and his family are OK. His home is not. READ MORE: Betty White Challenge Encourages $5 Donations For Local Animal Shelters In Honor Of Late Comedian’s 100th Birthday“That’s the top of our lanai,” he said, pointing to it hanging on a tree. For most people, the focus of the day after is the cleanup. But it was not for Anderson, who is still trying to make sense of what happened Sunday morning. “If it wasn’t for my daughter, we wouldn’t be here. We got in the middle of the house and hugged and prayed and it was gone in seconds. But glass all over coverage blown off. An experience I don’t want to experience again,” he said. “It only lasted seconds, but glass was all over it. And where my granddaughter was sleeping, there was glass all over it. If she was there… it was awful.” READ MORE: Report Surfaces That Former President Trump Has Been Bashing Gov. DeSantis...
    A woman who crashed through the ice while driving on a frozen river in the outskirts of Ottawa found time to snap some selfies as nearby residents dragged over a kayak to rescue her from the roof of her sinking car. The unidentified woman stood atop her yellow sedan as it sank under the ice of the Rideau River in the suburb of Manotick Sunday afternoon. She was pictured taking photos of herself as the vehicle sank further down, with only the roof of the car peering over the cold water by the time she was rescued. In videos posted on social media, two people are seen hauling a blue kayak toward the scene of the accident. The woman gets on top of it and is pulled out to safety via a rope tied to the watercraft. 'Oh well. I guess I'll walk,' she says later, standing on solid ground. She was the only person in the car. Police responded at about 4.30pm, and she was charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, though driving on frozen...
    Malik Faisal Akram, 44, flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5 There is growing outrage and demand for answers as to how the British terrorist gunman who took four hostages at a Texas synagogue on Saturday was even able to enter the US on a tourist visa when he was known to intelligence agencies in the UK.  Malik Faisal Akram, 44, flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5.  His family say he had a criminal history but somehow, he was able to get an ESTA tourist visa - which are supposed to be off-limits to foreigners who have broken the law.  Akram spent two weeks at a homeless shelter in Dallas, during which time he was able to buy a gun on the street.   On Saturday, he arrived at Beth Israel Congregation in the morning and knocked on the window. He was welcomed inside by the rabbi, had a cup of tea with him, and then raided services at 11am while the...
    A marine biologist had a 'once in a lifetime encounter' when she captured footage of a rare blanket octopus twirling through the waters around the Great Barrier Reef. Jacinta Shackleton was snorkeling around the reef near Lady Elliot Island, located off the coast of Queensland, when she spotted the rainbow-hued creature. 'The colors in her cape were incredible and it was fascinating to watch the way she moved through the water,' Shackleton told Bundaberg Now. 'When I first saw it I thought it could have been a juvenile fish with long fins, but as it came closer I realized it was a blanket octopus and I was overjoyed and couldn't contain my excitement! 'Surely a once-in-a-lifetime encounter for me, so grateful!' Scroll down for videos  A marine biologist had a 'once in a lifetime encounter' when she captured footage of a rare blanket octopus twirling through the waters around the Great Barrier Reef The sighting was of a female blanket octopus and although Shackleton did not share its size, females can grow up to six feet long. Males, on the...
    A Russian stuntman has returned just four months after breaking his spine to fly through a minibus at 50mph in a highly dangerous new stunt. The jaw-dropping shows daredevil Evgeny Chebotarev move like a bullet through the Mercedes Sprinter with its front and rear cut open. The 30-year-old lay perched on a wooden frame which the minibus rammed - sending him flying through the moving vehicle. Scroll down for video  The jaw-dropping shows daredevil Evgeny Chebotarev move like a bullet through the Mercedes Sprinter with its front and rear cut open Passengers are sitting inside - one of them calmly reading a book. 'I didn't even notice how he flew by,' said one. Chebotarev - who broke his spine in September in a 131ft jump in a BMW over a river - said of his latest escapade that it was 'the first flight in the world through a minibus'. He hurtled through the 23ft-long minibus before landing on the hard road. He clipped his foot on the rim of the open windscreen - but was uninjured thanks to wearing motorbike...
    Three people including a motorcyclist were rescued after falling through a Morris County lake Sunday. Police were called to Lake Musconetcong just before 5 p.m., where James Best had fallen through the ice. After several failed attempts at pulling him out, an officer got a rope from a Stanhope officer to retrieve him, Netcong firefighters said in a release. A few seconds later, a female identified as Emma Ike fell through the ice. An officer threw a rescue rope for Ike to hold onto and, a few moments later, Netcong firefighters were able to assist in pulling her out of the water and over the shore. The third victim was approximately 300 yards from the shoreline. He was identified as Rodrigo Oborski, who had fallen through while on his motorcycle, officials said. He was pulled out using rescue equipment and brought to shore. All three victims were treated at the scene by the Stanhope/Netcong Ambulance Squad, Morris County EMS, and Medics from St. Clare’s Hospital. Two victims refused medical assistance and the third was transported to a nearby hospital.
    A major winter storm that traveled the East Coast Sunday into Monday left at least 150,000 homes and businesses without power by Monday afternoon. The winter storm brought heavy snow to the Northeast and caused over 1,400 flight cancellations. The system also triggered tornadoes in Florida that damaged dozens of homes and led to power outages in the state. EAST COAST AIRPORTS EXPERIENCING HIGH NUMBER OF CANCELLATIONS AS WINTER STORM BARRELS THROUGH "The significant winter storm that has been plaguing the eastern third of the country will slowly wind down today. However, significant impacts due to snow, ice, wind, and coastal flooding will persist across a large area," the National Weather Service said. Over 50 million people were issued winter weather alerts Monday. At least seven states had widespread power outages by Monday afternoon, including Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Massachusetts, according to PowerOutage.us. Over 600,000 homes and businesses were previously left without power Sunday. The storm traveled through Florida up to Maine. It brought over a foot of...
    Looking for something fun to do with the kids this winter but don’t want the hassle and expense of hitting the ski resorts? There are plenty of winter activities families can enjoy without worrying about lost ski poles, foggy ski goggles or pricey lift tickets. From sleigh rides to snowshoeing, here are a few of our favorite family-friendly winter activities, where to enjoy them and where to stay nearby for a fun winter break. Outdoor ice skating at Yosemite Ice skating under moonlit Half Dome is magical. At the Curry Village Ice Skating Rink in Yosemite National Park, visitors of all ages have been enjoying this outdoor winter activity since 1928. After taking a spin around the rink, warm up by the outdoor fire pit while sipping a cup of cocoa. Skate rentals available. Where to stay: Stay overnight in Yosemite at the rustic, family-friendly Yosemite Valley Lodge. Book a family room with a king-size bed and bunkbeds for plenty of space. The food court offers a variety of menu options with something for everyone. Be sure to check out the...
    A "CHILD rapist" was cornered up a tree by the alleged victim's hero brother-in-law who chased him with a baseball bat through the snow. Cops surrounded suspect Roman Shchukin, 38, and handcuffed him when he eventually climbed down the tree after sitting in the branches for three hours in -19C temperatures in Omsk, Russia. 6Roman Shchukin, 38, is suspected of raping a teenage girlCredit: East2West 6A video showed Shchukin hiding in the treetops, while his brother-in-law stood guard at the bottomCredit: East2West 6Cops detained the rape suspect after he eventually climbed down from the treeCredit: East2West The man is accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. The alleged victim raised the alarm by running to her sister's house before she was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery after suffering serious internal injuries.  Wielding a baseball bat, the girl's brother-in-law chased the suspected paedophile through the snow. Shchukin, a foundry worker who has previous criminal convictions, decided to climb a tree to escape the ambush. A video showed Shchukin hiding in the treetops, while the alleged victim's hero brother-in-law stood guard at the bottom. ...
    DENVER (CBS4) – The powerful eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano over the weekend produced a massive shockwave in the atmosphere. It was measured by weather stations around the world, including at least one in Colorado. That station near Boulder recorded a sharp rise and fall in the barometric pressure just before sunrise on Saturday. The #HungaTonga volcanic eruption in the southern Pacific Ocean caused a shockwave that passed through Colorado this morning! This 1 minute data from @NREL Flatirons Campus shows the wave moving through just after 6:00 AM. #cowx pic.twitter.com/l0Cx2Eo21W — NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) January 15, 2022 The shockwave was likely measured by other weather stations in Colorado but you’d need to have the ability to look at data down to the minute to see the shockwave. If you have that capability then you’d want to look and see if your station recorded a rapid rise and fall in the barometric pressure between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. Not the best visualization but heres a rough look at the Oklahoma Mesonets detection of the pressure waves...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Water from the ocean had flooded the Long Wharf in Boston on Monday morning thanks to the storm passing through. A video shows waves crashing up onto the walkway. Coastal flooding was a concern as Monday’s storm brought strong winds and heavy rain for much of Eastern Massachusetts. READ MORE: Driver Slams Into New Hampshire State Police Cruiser In DoverIn Salisbury, Route 1A on both sides from Reservation Road to North End Boulevard was closed due to flooding, MassDOT said. READ MORE: Betty White Challenge: Support For Animal Shelters Encouraged On Late Star's 100th BirthdayOcean Blvd in Rye, New Hampshire was completely shut down after it was covered by water and rocks. As we are approaching high tide several roads are closed due to flooding; Ashworth Ave, Brown Ave, Lafayette’s Rd near the marsh. Please due not drive through the high water. Vehicles are getting stuck and it’s tying up first responders. Avoid the areas. pic.twitter.com/2vcVbt99f9 — Hampton Police (@HamptonNHPD) January 17, 2022 MORE NEWS: Thousands Left Without Power Following Monday StormHampton, New Hampshire Police warned...
    PORTSMOUTH — The Clark Memorial Library (CML) at Shawnee State University offers research appointments to students needing assistance in looking for sources or narrowing down topics for upcoming papers and projects. Throughout the appointment, librarians will show students how to navigate the CML’s database while also helping the student better understand how to research their topic of choice. “Research appointments are one-on-one or small group sessions with a librarian to help students with the research process for assignments and projects,” said Marla Beebe, CML’s Research & Instruction Librarian. “Whether students need help finding scholarly articles, navigating through the library’s database, or figuring out what to research, we are here to help.” Students participating in research appointments gain information not just for their current project, but also to prepare them for their future research needs as they navigate their educational journey. “These research appointments are important because they can help introduce students to library resources early in their academic career,” said Beebe. “The Clark Memorial Library has an abundance of information, students sometimes just need help learning to access it.” SSU...
    Several East Coast airports have been experiencing hundreds of cancellations and delays as a powerful winter storm barreled through parts of the Northeast and South. Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport were among the top airports greatly affected by the winter storm, Izzy, CNN reported. Charlotte Douglas saw more than 400 flight cancellations and over 90 delays, while Ronald Reagan saw over 150 flights canceled and nearly 30 flights delayed as of Monday, according to Flight Aware. "This weekend's winter storm is expected to have a significant impact on our operation, especially at Charlotte International Airport," American Airlines said in a statement. THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS CANCELED ON CHRISTMAS EVE A total of 1,417 flights within, into, and out of the United States were reported to be canceled as of Monday morning, according to Flight Aware. American Airlines had one of the highest number of flights that had been disrupted from the storm, with 235 flights being canceled and 117 delayed. Southwest Airlines reported canceling 98...
    Liza Minnelli was born to be famous. The actress and singer was just a toddler when she appeared alongside her mother Judy Garland in the 1949 musical "In the Good Old Summertime." Stars like Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly were familiar faces in her home. And her father Vincente Minnelli was a well-loved film director in Hollywood. "I thought my mother was perfect, perfect," the 75-year-old revealed on "CBS Sunday Morning." "Every little thing she did. But my father – there was no one in the world like my father, and I’m so much like him." Despite growing up in the public eye, Minnelli said her parents stressed the importance of having an identity in Hollywood. TRAGIC TAPES OF JUDY GARLAND WERE ‘HARD TO LISTEN TO,’ SAYS ‘JUDY’ SCREENWRITER: ‘THERE’S SO MUCH FURY THERE’ Actress and singer Judy Garland with her husband, director Vincente Minnelli, and their daughter Liza Minnelli. (Getty Images) "I grew up around all of these wonderful people," the star told the outlet. "And yet, my parents always said to me, ‘No, you’re your own. There’s...
    A satellite dish-like aircraft that will allow its pilot to whizz through the skies at up to 160 miles per hour has completed its first untethered flight test.  The full-scale electric ZEVA Aero, created by Tacoma, Washington-based firm ZEVA, performed a series of unmanned flight tests in rural Pierce County on January 9. It completed four flights, totalling more than four minutes of controlled hovering, simulated taxiing manoeuvres at slow speeds and limited vertical climb manoeuvres. The vehicle is defined as a vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, which can take off straight up into the air, reducing the need for runway space.  The company calls ZEVA Aero a 'personal flying machine' that can transition from an upright 'hover mode' to 'forward flight mode' where the passenger faces downwards as they zoom through the air in a 'Superman-like trajectory'.  The patent-pending design is expected to be available for pre-order for consumers for a $5,000 (£3,650) deposit as early as spring this year, with an eventual price tag for the first production units estimated up to $250,000 (£182,000).    Cadillac debuts its InnerSpace autonomous two-seater...
    GARDNER, Wis. -- Authorities have issued ice safety warnings after two people went through the ice in the bay of Green Bay, a week after nearly three-dozen people were rescued from a floating chunk of ice that broke away from shore.The latest incident happened Saturday afternoon when two men were riding all-terrain vehicles back to shore after ice fishing and crashed through thin ice near the town Gardner.RELATED: Green Bay, Wisconsin rescue: 34 rescued after ice separates from main shoreA 58-year-old Kewaunee man, who went through the ice first, was flown by helicopter to a Green Bay hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.A second man who plunged through the ice when he tried to rescue the first man was treated at the scene and released.The video in the player above is from an earlier report.
    A 14-year-old French girl who was kidnapped, beaten and gang-raped by two men who kept her locked in a tiny flat has finally been rescued.  Police officers in Marseille managed to track her down by using the GPS on her phone's Snapchat app.  The girl, who has not been named, was lured into the tiny apartment by a 26-year-old man who offered to host her after she ran away from home last week. She was reportedly forced to smoke cannabis before the suspect and another 64-year-old man allegedly took turns raping her.  Police were alerted to the kidnapping by her parents early on Friday morning after she sent them panicked messages over Instagram while her captors were asleep explaining that she had been kidnapped and beaten and that she did not know where she was.  Officers were able to trace the 14-year-old's phone using Snapchat GPS to the residence in the Cabucelle district of Marseille and rescued her on Friday evening.  The two men were arrested and charged in Marseille's prosecutor's office on Sunday with kidnapping and rape of a...
    SAD Frosty heartbreakingly rapped about “flexing through depression and living his dreams” in one of his hit tracks – years before his death. The rapper, 24, passed away on January 14 but his cause of death remains unknown. 3Sad Frosty rapped about 'living his dreams' and 'flexing through depression'Credit: Instagram/sadfrosty 3The rapper's hit 'Ice Cream' was part of his album Sandbox Frosty produced tracks including “New Kicks”, “Ice Cream”, and “Crib with a Lake”. Ice Cream was released in December 2020. In the first verse, he raps: “I been flexin’ on my haters every day, I live my dreams. “My Travis 6’s, they official, your jump man on the wrong team. Feel like Pharrell in 07, all my shoes Icecream man (Uh) (sic).” The lyrics continue: “B****, I’m flexing through depression (Huh?), I’m posted at the crib. “Making millions from my music, man, I get it how I live (Yeah). Had to grind for this s**t, I took some time for this s**t (Huh?). Face card, good, won’t wait in line for kicks, ayy.” Most read in CelebrityAWKWARD EXES...
    BETWEEN bleak weather keeping us indoors and festive weight gain still sticking around, it’s no surprise Blue Monday can put a bit of a dampener on our mood. Dubbed the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday – thought up by Dr Cliff Arnall back in 2005 – falls on the third Monday of January every year and is supposedly the day we feel, well, a bit blue. Getty 3 Blue Monday falls on January 17 this year, so if you’re feeling low, you’re not alone So, as this day swings round once again, give these 20 easy hacks a go to brighten your mood, fast. 1. Start the day positively  Health and Fitness Coach Amanda Price (amandapricekirby.com) says the right wording can send positive messages to your brain. “When you first get out of bed in the morning, say out loud, ‘It’s going to be a good day’.” Then, when you go into the bathroom, look in the mirror and give yourself a high five – put your hand on the mirror and say something positive like,...
    SAD Frosty died at the young age of 24 and tributes have poured in on social media. The rapper from Houston, Texas, had his breakthrough hit ADHD Freestyle in 2018. 2Sad Frosty died on January 14, 2022Credit: Twitter What was Sad Frosty's net worth? Very little is known about the rapper who was born on March 4, 1997 making accurate calculations of his net worth tricky. Online estimates vary widely with Allfamousbirthday.com saying his net worth was $1.5million while Idolnetworth puts the figure at the much more substantial $11m. Famousnetworth puts the amount at $125,000. None of the sites though gives any calculations as to how those figures are reached. Most read in Entertainment'RAW MOMENT' Long Island Medium Theresa’s pregnant daughter Victoria cries in cryptic postPARTY PRINCESSES Inside Kim & Kanye's lavish party for Chicago with Kylie's oldest Stormi'I LOVE YOU FOREVER' Bob Saget’s wife breaks her silence about his death in first statement'SPOILED' Little People's Jeremy accused of being 'entitled' as star 'whines' about farm How did Sad Frosty make his fortune? Sad Frosty made his money from the...
    By Matt DeLucia, CBS2 Meteorologist/Weather Producer If you’re out early this morning, things will still be rough. If you’re able to sleep in, you’re in better shape. READ MORE: New Yorkers Urged To Stay Off Roads As Wintry Mix Moves Through RegionHeavy rain continues to move through, gradually lifting off to the north by sunrise. Places like Sullivan and Ulster counties continue to deal with a wintry mix. That’s also where the highest snow totals will be observed. The strong winds will gradually die down as the system pulls away. Just be prepared for a rough go before 7 a.m. or so. READ MORE: Exclusive: Witness Describes 'Surreal' Deadly Subway Push In Times SquareWe’re also expecting moderate coastal flooding during high tides, so be prepared for that if you live in vulnerable areas. By mid-morning, things are improving. After an early morning temp in the 40s, we fall back into the 30s through the afternoon. Some wrap around snow showers are possible, along with some breaks of sun as well. MORE NEWS: Program Teaches Kids In 'Food...
    ARLINGTON (CBS) —  A man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly broke into a Weymouth home and led police on a foot chase that ended in the Mystic River. Police said Joseph Kahler, 30, who was last living in Weymouth, was arrested on Saturday. Around 1:15 p.m., officers were called to a Mystic Lake Drive home after a homeowner returning to the house saw a man walking from an open kitchen window to a U-Haul truck parked in the street. The truck drove off toward Newton Street. READ MORE: Man Shot A Blackstone Valley MallPolice were able to follow the truck from a safe distance. It soon stopped on Coral Street and the driver, later identified as Kahler, and a woman got out and started running away. Officers were quickly able to stop and arrest the woman. Kahler had continued toward the Mystic River near River Street. Bystanders helped officers by telling them where he had last been seen. Police said he refused to stop so officers deployed K-9 Eiko. Joseph Kahler (Photo Via Arlington Police) “Kahler...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Dozens of cars made their way through Chicago Sunday, honking their horns and holding signs as they drove through different sites of recent crimes."We are spreading awareness that we the citizens are tired of this. We are tired of it," said Keith Thornton, the 911 Dispatcher who was praised for the way he handled the deadly shooting of Officer Ella FrenchRELATED: Dispatchers working during deadly Chicago police shootings of Ella French, Paul Bauer honoredWhat brings these folks together is one shared experience."This is not normal. Gun violence is not normal and we should not take it as being normal. It's preventable," said Milagros Buigos, who lost her daughter to gun violence.They are all families who have been impacted by gun violence.RELATED: Violence-prevention organizations react to 2021 homicide count in Chicago communities"My daughter had her goals and dreams, just like Elizabeth's son, just like her son. Our kids have goals and dreams," Buigos said."The humanity of life is important. Stop disrespecting life itself."Thornton is leading the unity rally."Many people don't like me speaking out, but the people who...
    Hundreds of people attended a mass funeral Sunday for fifteen of the seventeen victims of the Bronx apartment building fire on Jan. 9, The Associated Press reported.  The ceremony filled the Islamic Cultural Center, while other mourners looked through the mosque’s windows and watching on big-screen televisions outside.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerRomney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours MORE (D-N.Y.) and Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D), joined two Gambian officials who attended the service.  “When tragedies occur, we come together,” Schumer said in a statement.  The mass funeral followed a week of prayers and mourning within the small community of Gambian migrants, according to the AP. Eleven of the victims were from the West African country.  Haji Dukuray, the uncle of victim Haja Dukuray, who died along with her three children, called the tragedy a “sad situation,” the AP reported.  “This is a sad situation. But everything comes from God. Tragedies always happen, we just thank Allah that...
    By PAMELA SAMPSON and KIM CHANDLER ATLANTA (AP) — A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice swept through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze. Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Highway patrols reported hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida. More than 1,200 Sunday flights at Charlotte Douglas International were cancelled – more than 90% of the airport’s Sunday schedule, according to the flight tracking service flightaware.com. Winter Storm Izzy dumped as much as 10 inches of snow in some areas of western North Carolina as the system moved across the southeastern U.S., said Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. First Sgt. Christopher Knox, a North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson, said that by midafternoon, the agency had responded to 300 car crashes and nearly 800 calls for service. Two people died Sunday when their car drove off the...
    SHOCKING videos from several residents show a tornado ripping through Fort Myers, Florida, damaging dozens of homes. One video shows the storm tearing off parts of multiple homes in the Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club, throwing them in the air. 4Video shows a tornado ripping through a neighborhood and tearing up houses in FloridaCredit: NBC 2 News 4Parts of houses get swirled up in the winds as the EF2 tornado tears its way through Fort MyersCredit: NBC 2 News The storm was determined to be an EF2 tornado by the National Weather Service on Sunday after the damage left behind had been assessed.  Winds were estimated to have reached 118 mph and the tornado’s path was 125 yards wide and 1.8 miles in length. NBC 2 reports that over 100 mobile homes and 30 mobile homes were removed from their foundations in Iona. So far, there have only been minor injuries reported. A strong cold front had brought nearly two dozen tornado warnings to Southwest Florida on early Sunday morning. Governor Ron DeSantis tweeted his thoughts and prayers to...
    The Saskatchewan Screamer is tearing through the US causing tornadoes in the South, heavy snowfall in the north and plunging temperatures down to single digits as the powerful winter storms moves up the East Coast. After unleashing its fury across the southeast Sunday, it's likely to begin moving northeast before battering states along the Atlantic on Monday, Accuweather forecasters said. 'The heaviest snowfall will accumulate across interior parts of the Northeast, unloading accumulations that could bring some communities to a standstill,' the weather network reported. By the time the storm is through, 100 million Americans will likely have felt its effect, Accuweather said. The storm has already left more than 220,000 people without power. In North Carolina - hit hardest by Sunday's snow siege - more than 82,000 people were without power as temperatures plunged to 25 F.  More than 74,000 others were powerless in South Carolina where the thermostat dipped to 25 F, while a blackout affected about 20,000 people in Florida, according a site that tracks electricity outages. More than 45,000 outrages were reported in Georgia, where Atlanta recorded a low...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Nor’Easter your First Alert Weather Team has been tracking is now on our doorstep! We’ve declared Alert Days for today and Monday because of the wide-ranging impacts from this system. READ MORE: Nor'Easter Hits Maryland: How To Navigate Icy RoadsA Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Allegany, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties from 1 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Baltimore City, Baltimore, Harford, Cecil, Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince George’s & Charles Counties from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday. There is a frigid air mass in place as we wait for your precipitation to arrive. Snow will begin around 1 PM and continue into the evening. We’re expecting the I-95 corridor to see a transition to a wintry mix between 6-8 PM. That could cause icing on the roads. That sleet and freezing rain will then change over to a cold rain between 8-10 PM. Some of the rain could be heavy and there is the potential for minor flooding. This slushy...
    While the latest COVID-19 surge doesn’t appear to be hitting with the severity of previous spikes — at least in the Bay Area — it’s taken its toll on restaurant and bars with staffs calling in sick, and it’s having a ripple effect through Silicon Valley’s arts and performance schedules, too. Some of the changes are attempts to stem the spread, but others are being forced by testing and travel issues that performing arts groups have to deal with. And while some shows will go on, you may have to get more comfortable on the couch for a few weeks as the options for live entertainment get pushed back. Symphony San Jose has moved its “American Masters” program, originally slated for Jan. 22-23 at the California Theatre, to April 2-3 at the more spacious Center for the Performing Arts. “These changes were made necessary out of concern for the safety of our artists and audiences as we react to the lack of adequate testing capacity right now,” Symphony President Andrew Bales said, adding that the season will still continue as...
    ATLANTA -- A dangerous winter storm combining high winds and ice was sweeping through parts of the U.S. Southeast on Sunday, knocking out power, felling trees and fences and coating roads with a treacherous, frigid glaze.Tens of thousands of customers were without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Highway patrols were reporting hundreds of vehicle accidents, and a tornado ripped through a trailer park in Florida. More than 1,200 Sunday flights at Charlotte Douglas International were cancelled - more than 90% of the airport's Sunday schedule, according to the flight tracking service flightaware.com.By noon Sunday, between 8 and 12 inches (20 and 30 centimeters) of snow had fallen in some counties of North Carolina, while significant icing was causing problems in the central part of the state.First Sgt. Christopher Knox, a spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol, said that by mid-afternoon, the agency had responded to 300 car crashes and nearly 800 calls for service. Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette said many roads in the central and western part of the state were covered with ice....
    Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that Senate Democrats had “a couple of different paths” to pass voting legislation without Republican support. Partial transcript as follows: MARGARET BRENNAN: Democratic strategist James Carville was on another network this morning, and he said Democrats whine too much. He said- you’re not talking- he said you’re not talking enough about the infrastructure bill you just passed. You’re talking about things that have failed, and you have a vote scheduled this week that will also fail on voting rights. Why do you think that is an effective strategy to have high profile failures rather than talk about the things that people are saying do matter to them on the economy and inflation? KAINE: Well, I do think we- we are talking a lot about the infrastructure bill. Certainly, I am, in Virginia and whether it’s broadband road, rail, bridges, ports, airports, electricity grid, it’s going to mean a lot of good for every zip code in the country. With respect to voting rights, look, whatever the pundits say, you...
    Newly sworn-in Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin affirmed his stance that critical race theory exists in school curricula and promised to challenge racially divisive concepts. In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Youngkin appeared in a Virginia school classroom and pointed to critics who believe critical race theory does not exist and said they are not aware of what is going on in public schools. “Anyone who thinks that the concepts that actually underpin critical race theory are not in our schools has not been in the schools,” Youngkin said. Youngkin pushed back at critics who point to the fact that there is no school course called by the theory's name. "Well, of course there’s not in elementary school, but in fact there are absolutely the tenets of [critical race theory] present in the schools and that’s what our executive order went at yesterday,” Youngkin stated. The Republican governor added that history must be taught from a holistic perspective. “We are not going to teach our children to view everything through a lens...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – A unity caravan will ride through some of the city’s crime hot spots Saturday. The Unity Caravan and Rally will take place at 2200 N. Kedzie Ave. The event organized by Keith Thornton Jr. is an initiative to heal Chicago. Families of homicide victims will be in attendance along with others from across the city. The caravan will take place following the rally — driving through high crime areas in the city. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m.
    A Connecticut teen who overdosed on fentanyl at school where 40 bags of the drug were located by police has died. The 13-year-old, 7th-grade student died on Saturday, Jan. 15 after overdosing on the drug on Thursday, Jan. 13 at the Sport and Medical Academy School in Hartford. Two other students were also hospitalized but later released. Hartford Police Lt. Aaron Boisvert said investigators found 40 small bags of fentanyl during a search of the school following the overdose. The bags were found stashed in two classrooms and the gymnasium, police said. The drugs were reportedly packaged and stamped for sale.  See Earlier Story: Nearly 40 Bags Of Fentanyl Found At CT School Where Student Overdosed A test of the drugs by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency confirmed the drug was fentanyl. Boisvert released a statement saying the DEA warned that fentanyl that is about 50 times more potent than “what has regularly been found and tested” in the region has been recovered in Hartford. “The strength and potency of this product can be deadly to anyone coming in contact with it, including...
    The Democrats aim to eliminate the filibuster as the new voting bill reaches the Senate and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., told "Sunday Morning Futures" that it’s all a part of their greater plan to be in power. BLACKBURN: Bear in mind, they're trying to eliminate the filibuster to push forward their radical agenda, the socialist takeover. But they used the filibuster this week to block a vote on Ted Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanction bill. So very hypocritical. But once again, they are going to try to do away with the filibuster to blow up the Senate, so they can blow up the courts, so they can blow up our form of government. Manchin and Sinema have said in no way shape or form are they going to do that.  So, then they'll try to use some legislative trickery to move forward their election takeover bill, which would institutionalize ballot harvesting, mail-in ballots. It would get rid of voter ID and signature match. They know that these radical policies are the only way that they can win, so they're willing...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO chose to spend his Sunday relaxing in his pool wearing a pair of tiny swimming shorts as he recovers from injury. The 36-year-old missed Manchester United's 2-2 draw at Aston Villa with a thigh issue. 4Cristiano Ronaldo was relaxing in his pool as he recovers from injury But he seemed happy enough as he posted an envious photo of him in a pool onto Instagram. He simply captioned it 'relaxing' and gave the thumbs up, sporting his own branded shorts - although they might have been boxers. SunSport exclusively revealed he left training early because of a new injury, and it saw him miss the trip to Villa Park. Interim chief Ralf Rangnick said: "With Ronaldo, it's unfortunate, it's still the same problem. "I had a conversation with him yesterday before and after training and he decided he's not fully fit, but hopefully he'll be available on Wednesday." Ronaldo was looked at by United’s medical specialists before driving home where he will make use of his own private oxygen chamber he has had put in his house. Most read in SportDJOKOVIC...
    Most travelers have learned the hard way that we can't carry, say, a bottle of water past airport security.But some people just don't get the message about what's allowed on a plane and what's not.So, the Transportation Security Administration releases an annual list of the strangest items confiscated at airports to raise awareness.In a pun-filled video on Twitter, the TSA announced its "Top 10 Catches" for 2021, although we're having trouble seeing the humor in most of them."Our officers found some truly unusual items," the TSA said. "They worked hard to keep travelers safe as they returned to the skies."You decide.10. Bullets hidden in a deodorant stick. This passenger must have been "sweating bullets," the TSA video says.9. Long-barreled antique-looking pistol8. Breakfast burrito with meth in it7. A belt buckle hiding a firearm6. A cleaver. "Not a cleaver idea to bring this through security."5. A can of bear spray4. Machete3. Fireworks2. A wine bottle holder that looks like a gun1. A chain saw. "Can't stump us," the video says with laugh emoji.A baby what, now?An item on the 2020 list...
    Each summer, Silicon Valley Reads convenes a group of librarians and avid readers to identify books and talk through current topics appropriate for a theme for the event, which takes place January-March of the following year. This group pores through hundreds of books, and dozens of theme ideas, trying to anticipate the right fit for the community at the right time. In 2021, the theme for Silicon Valley Reads was “Connecting,” addressing the uncertainty of a continuing pandemic and the need for people to connect. As topics and books were explored for the 2022 season, there was a common feeling that the community is still longing for connection. After months of reading, discussing and working with the advisory board and co-chairs, the theme was born: The Power of Kindness, Resilience and Hope. This theme became even more appropriate as the holidays passed and Omicron presented even more challenges to already difficult times. It is clear that people are in need of extra kindness and compassion. As a community, we are +extremely resilient, especially when we work together. And hope is...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A line of severe storms is marching through South Florida early Sunday afternoon. There have already been a couple of Tornado Warnings issued during the late morning for parts of the southwest coast of Florida, including in the Fort Myers and Naples areas. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Confirm Shooting Death Of Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Near Zoo Miami Tornado Watch in effect for parts of South Florida, including Broward and Miami-Dade through 3 pm Sunday, January 16, 2022. (CBS4) A report of a tornado spotted near the Artesia community in the Naples area came in at 9:50 am Sunday morning. This line of severe storms is forecast to arrive in Broward, the Keys and Miami-Dade by noon. The strongest storms will be sweeping through the tri-counties through the 2 pm hour. READ MORE: Live Updates: Hostage Situation At Texas Synagogue Realtime Radar tracking a line of severe storms earlier Sunday morning. (CBS4) Main threats are damaging wind gust of 45 mph or stronger, heavy rainfall, and isolated tornadoes. The storms and severe threat will end...