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    Srinagar, IndiaIndian authorities have moved thousands of migrant workers in Kashmir to safer locations overnight, while hundreds have fled the Himalayan valley after a wave of targeted killings, two security officials said on Monday.Suspected militants have killed 11 civilians, including five migrant workers, in Kashmir since early October despite a widespread security crackdown in the heavily militarized region.While the trigger for the latest wave of attacks was not immediately clear, Kashmir has been the site of armed insurgency against New Delhi for decades. Kashmir is claimed in full by India and Pakistan but ruled in parts by both."We moved thousands of workers to secure places and are facilitating their return home," a senior police official told Reuters, declining to be named as he was not authorized to speak to the media.In other areas, security forces had intensified patrolling to prevent any militant activity, the official added.Read MoreA government spokesperson in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar declined to comment on the movement of migrant workers.5 Indian soldiers among 7 killed in Kashmir gun battlesThe decision to move workers came after an...
    Right-wing personality and talk radio host Dennis Prager, who once “proved” COVID was nothing to worry about by describing his habit of eating with dirty utensils in restaurants, has now contracted COVID. But, this wasn’t a bad thing, Prager insisted. In fact, getting sick with COVID was his plan all along, he announced Monday during his show, which streams daily on YouTube. “It is infinitely preferable to have natural immunity than vaccine immunity and that is what I have hoped for the entire time,” Prager told listeners from his home, where he is quarantining. “Hence...I have engaged with strangers, constantly hugging them, taking photos with them knowing that I was making myself very susceptible to getting COVID… [It is] what I wanted, in the hope I would achieve natural immunity and be taken care of by therapeutics. That is exactly what has happened.” Prager, who became an outspoken Trump supporter after at first being critical of the ex-president, said he tested positive last week, which was why he didn’t do his show on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. He described...
    THOUSANDS of people must retake their coronavirus tests because a dodgy lab exposed by The Sun was giving false negative results. At least 43,000 people given the all-clear in September and October might have had Covid. 2Workers at the Immensa Health Clinic, which was exposed by the Sun after staff members were pictured drinking, brawling and watching porn at the lab 2The lab got a £119million taxpayer-funded contract last year months after launchingCredit: PA Work has been halted at the Immensa Health Clinic in Wolverhampton over the surge in negative PCR tests following positive lateral flow results. Most are in the West Country. The lab got a £119million taxpayer-funded contract last year months after launching. It comes after The Sun revealed in January that workers were drinking, brawling and watching porn at the lab when they should have been handling samples. Tory MP Nigel Mills said: “This place should have been shut down for good when The Sun ran its story. “It is shocking it has been allowed to remain open and now there is an enormous mess. “It's a...
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has given its staff an additional month to fulfill its COVID-19 vaccine mandate because thousands of workers have not yet met the requirement. Employees now have until November 15 to be vaccinated with two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's or Moderna's Covid vaccine, but they must report at least one dose by October 15 - the original deadline - to continue working in-person. About one in five employees had not yet provided proof of their vaccination as of September 27, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The public school district is also one of the only school districts in the country to require vaccination for students ages 12 and up. Students must be fully vaccinated by late December to attend in-person class in January. So far, high vaccination rates and other safety measures such as weekly testing appear to be keeping cases low in the district with a test positivity rate of 0.1 percent as of Tuesday. The Los Angeles school district has extended its vaccination deadline by a month, as many teachers and staff are...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Things appear to be getting back to normal at Southwest Airlines following an operational meltdown that stranded thousands of passengers. As of Tuesday, the airline has canceled 89 flights, or about 2% of its schedule. That follows hundreds of cancellations on Monday and nearly 2,000 cancellations over the weekend. The airline and its pilots have been clashing over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate and Southwest has confirmed staffing shortages.
    (CNN)Russ Melchert and his wife flew from Kansas City, Missouri, to Dallas on Friday to watch his alma mater's football team play the next day at the Cotton Bowl. Melchert was set to return home at 12:35 p.m. Sunday from Dallas Love Field airport on a Southwest Airlines flight, but it was just one of thousands of flights canceled over the weekend due to air traffic control problems, limited staffing in Florida, and bad weather, Southwest said.Russ Melchert and his wife at the Texas-Oklahoma football game in Dallas on October 9. No rental cars were available to drive outside of Dallas, and booking on another airline would have cost about $1,800, Melchert said. So the couple rented a U-Haul truck, threw their carry-on luggage in the back, and were homeward bound. Melchert estimates spending $900 on the rental truck and fuel. "They were super-nice and took care of us, and we drove all day. But nine hours later, we're in Kansas City." Melchert said. Russ Melchert's rental that helped him and his wife get home. Read MoreSouthwest, the world's largest...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Southwest Airlines is canceling flights again today after mass cancellations over the weekend. Frustration is running high at Dallas Love Field and across the country as some 350 flights have already been canceled Monday, leaving thousands of people stranded across the country. READ MORE: Storms That Brought Severe Weather Warnings, Heavy Rain & High Winds To North Texas Leave Tornado Damage In OklahomaTraveler Levi Stinson said, “We couldn’t even sleep last night really, just because we didn’t know what was going to happen.” Stinson’s story isn’t unique as thousands of Southwest Airlines passengers were left stranded because their flights were canceled or delayed. On Saturday more than 800 flights were canceled — on Sunday it was over 1,000. READ MORE: Severe Thunderstorms With High Winds, Lightning Prompt Several Tornado Warnings In North TexasSouthwest blamed air traffic control problems and disruptive weather along with staffing issues in Florida. But some customers aren’t buying it. “There’s no explanation for this problem, so I suspect that Southwest isn’t being totally honest with us,” said passenger Jeff Coles, whose flight was...
    Dorian Abbot, a University of Chicago geophysicist, was told a planned lecture he was asked to deliver at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had been canceled Thousands of people have registered for a remote lecture by a geophysicist at Princeton University after the MIT canceled it due to pressure from 'woke' students because the professor argued that academic evaluations should be based on merit, not racial 'equity'. University of Chicago professor Dorian Abbot was denied the opportunity to give the prestigious Carlson Lecture, which is devoted to 'new results in climate science' and hosted by MIT's Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. But Princeton University decided to host Abbot's lecture via Zoom in October - the day it was scheduled to be given at the MIT.  Princeton professor Robert P. George, who has publicly backed Abbot since his lecture was 'shockingly and shamefully canceled', said the university has since had to expand the Zoom quota for the lecture as thousands of people have registered.  Professor George said: 'I'm delighted to report that we've expanded the Zoom quota for Dr Dorian Abbot's...
    TOP-UP jabs will be offered to thousands of Brits who took part in Covid vaccine trials so they can travel abroad at last. Up to 20,000 people will get third and fourth doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna jabs because other countries refuse to accept their experimental ones. 1Officials said countries outside the UK are refusing to accept the Novavax and Valneva jabs on vaccine passportsCredit: Reuters Ministers had their hands forced as holiday destinations refused to accept vaccine passports from people in unfinished trials for the Novavax and Valneva studies. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer, said: “This will allow UK Covid-19 vaccine trial participants to travel freely overseas once they have had the additional vaccinations. “We should be very clear that the results from these trials benefit the whole world. “And it has to be said that if more countries around the world had reciprocated by allowing UK volunteers to enjoy fully vaccinated status for overseas travel, these measures would not have been necessary.” Scientists have never tried giving four doses of a Covid vaccine to...
    THOUSANDS of Newcastle fans have been queueing for season tickets this evening following the club’s historic £300million Saudi takeover. The Magpies are now the richest club in the world after Mike Ashley’s 14-year reign came to an end. 2Newcastle fans have been queuing for season tickets following their £300m Saudi takeoverCredit: AP 2Thousands went to buy season tickets which have been on sale since July And with Newcastle’s new owners boasting a combined £320BILLION fortune, there are good times on the horizon for the Toon army. Delighted fans have already taken to the streets in celebration, with an impromptu party breaking out at St James’ Park. And with serious doubts now hanging over Steve Bruce’s future, Newcastle supporters bombarded the club’s website in a desperate scramble for season tickets. One user found he had over 2000 people waiting ahead of him to make a purchase. That’s despite season tickets at the North East club being on general sale since July. And Newcastle legend Alan Shearer says the takeover will have fans ‘daring to hope again’. Most read in Premier LeagueLive...
    TIKTOK is experiencing an outage in the UK, USA, Canada and France tonight as hundreds of users fume the app won't load. Reports emerged that the outlet was experiencing problems at about 10pm UK time. 2People in the UK, USA and Canada have been complaining about issues in getting on the app and websiteCredit: AFP 2Reports appeared to soarCredit: downdetector.co.uk Users were complaining about issues in getting on the website or app.  The site has been displaying an error message that reads "the connection cannot be served because Server Concurrency limit exceeded". Others have been having problems looking at their TikTok analytics. According to a Downdetector map, the issues were prevalent across the UK, USA. Canada and France. The app is available in 150 different countries, with a total of over one billion users. It is unclear if the potential outage has affected any other countries. In the United States alone there are over 200million users. The social media company has not yet commented on the reports. Most read in The US SunNEW FACTS Nancy Grace predicts what Gabby autopsy will...
    A South Korean woman has been deluged with thousands of prank calls and text messages since the hit Netflix show Squid Game broadcast her phone number onscreen. Kim Gil-young, who owns a business in the southeastern county of Seongju, told local broadcaster SBS last month that she has received thousands of messages and phone calls from people asking to join the Squid Game and go 'from rags to riches.' In the show, which premiered in the United States on September 17 and has since become an international hit, desperate people are given calling cards with a phone number to call if they want to participate in the Squid Games - a series of deadly children's games - in  a bid to win 45.6 billion won (equivalent to $38.3 million). In the first episode of the nine-part thriller, Gong Yoo, who plays an unnamed character, gives Ki-hoon (played by Lee Jung-jae) the card, which shows Gil-young's actual eight digit phone number. Netflix and Siren Pictures now say they will edit the phone number out of the show and have asked fans...
    Getty Is Twitter down now too? Thousands of users are reporting issues with Twitter, including slow-loading pages and other errors. After a massive outage took out Facebook and all its associated properties worldwide, including Instagram and WhatsApp, people turned to Twitter’s social media platform for answers. With the outage now lasting more than three hours, Twitter’s platform is starting to experience issues too.Twitter Warned of a Possible Irregularity with the PlatformThe Twitter API Status page is warning of a possible issue on Monday, October 4, hours after an outage took out Facebook and Instagram. Twitter As of Monday, October 4 at 4 p.m. Eastern, the site’s latest update read: “We have identified and believe to have addressed the issue which may have been causing 403 errors for the oauth/access_token requests. Affected timeframe is predicted from about 2021-10-01 00:00 UTC – 2021-10-04 18:00 UTC.” The API status site previously noted: “The Twitter data team is investigating a possible system irregularity currently affecting the OAuth1.0a flow step oauth/access_token responses. The presence and scope of any customer impact has...
    (CNN)Ecuador plans to pardon and commute thousands of sentences in order to free up space in the country's prisons following a deadly riot at a penitentiary in the coastal city of Guayaquil this week.The Director of Ecuador's prison agency SNAI, Bolivar Garzon, said on Friday that up to 2,000 inmates, including elderly people, women and those with disabilities and terminal illnesses, would be prioritized on the pardon list for release and foreign nationals will be deported. "At the moment, 82 cases are being processed," Garzon said, adding that the SNAI would hand foreigners over to the Ecuadorian government to oversee their repatriation.Investigations are still ongoing at the Litoral penitentiary in Guayaquil, after violent clashes between rival gangs at the high-security facility left 118 inmates dead and dozens wounded on Tuesday. According to Ecuadorian Interior Minister Alexandra Vela, the forensic team of the National Police has been able to identify 41 deceased victims and is working to identify 77 additional bodies.Read MoreThose killed suffered from injuries resulting from bullets and grenades, according to regional police commander Fausto Buenaño.Relatives of prisoners await...
    EXPERTS are fearing the emergence of a new "avian flu" after thousand of birds were mysteriously found dead having fallen from the sky. Disturbing pictures show rows of decomposing seabirds along the Arabat Spit beside the Azov Sea in Crimea. 4Thousands of birds were found dead on a beach in CrimeaCredit: East2West 4At least 7,000 seabirds were discoveredCredit: East2West 4Scientists believe the cause could be a new type of 'avian flu' or viral infectionCredit: East2West At least 7,000 black-necked grebes, sea doves and gulls were discovered dead on the beach. “We have recorded the death of birds in large numbers, several thousands of them,” said academic Grigory Prokopov of the Crimean Federal University, an ecologist.  One harrowing video shows a disorientated bird walking in circles from damage to its nervous system. Scientists believe a new viral infection could be the cause of mass bird deaths. “Most likely, this is not poisoning," Mr Prokopov said. “The behaviour of a bird I managed to observe indicated it was clearly sick and died. “This is very similar to damage to the central nervous system. Most...
    HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island school district is scrambling after its bus provider said they can’t take students to school anymore. The school district says Huntington Coach gave impossibly short notice, and as of next Friday it will no longer operate buses for the Huntington school district. READ MORE: Brian Laundrie Went Camping With Parents After Returning Home Without Fiancée Gabby PetitoAs of Thursday, dozens of routes will be cut back. It’s a national problem that’s hitting home for thousands of families, and having a very real impact in Huntington. As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports, the district notified parents Wednesday its bus provider suddenly pulled the plug on much of its service, starting Thursday. “Completely surprised and blindsided by the communication I received yesterday afternoon,” said Huntington School District Superintendent Jim Polansky. “Obviously we are dealing with a COVID situation that is contributing to this nationwide but the level of notice here… we have been working with them for 62 years. We expected better than 36 hours notice.” The notice emailed to Huntington families informs them Huntington Coach...
    A 40-year-old mother and her two-year-old son died yesterday after falling from the third-level concourse at Petco Park stadium in San Diego in front of horrified onlookers, prompting police to investigate the scene as a possible homicide.  The woman and child, whose names were not released, were pronounced dead at 4.11pm, 20 minutes after police were alerted of their fall from the dining concourse to the sidewalk on Tony Gwynn Drive - the equivalent of six stories.  The child's father was reportedly in the stadium when the incident occurred, as thousands of fans were flowing inside to see the Padres play the Atlanta Braves at 4.15pm, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.  Emergency responders attempted to resuscitate the pair, but their injuries were too severe, according to Police Lieutenant Andra Brown.  A 40-year old woman and her two-year old son fell six stories in front of horrified onlookers at Petco Park in San Diego Police are now investigating the fall as a possible homicide and said it 'appeared suspicious' The woman and child, whose names were not released, were pronounced dead...
    A TOPLESS Extinction Rebellion activist who is making thousands on OnlyFans has hit back at trolls who told her to be a "respectable" mum. Laura Amherst, 31, a student from Brighton, who calls herself "Climate T**s" on Twitter, has pledged to donate 75 per cent of her earnings to the fight against climate change.  5Laura Amherst has been going topless during protests with Extinction RebellionCredit: Jam Press 5Photographs of Laura's topless displays went viral as she joined XR activities designed to bring London to a standstill 5Now she is on OnlyFans where she is earning thousandsCredit: Jam Press Laura says that she has earned £1,200 since starting her OnlyFans on Sunday. The mum-of-one politics student has vowed to donate three-quarters of her earnings from the topless content to Extinction Rebellion (XR), Greenpeace, and an animal rescue charity, rotating between them each month. She's expecting to rake in about £18,000 this month on the page. But her success has brought an onslaught of trolls who have branded the mother "desperate for attention". Laura said: "I have been sl*t-shamed, surgery-shamed, makeup-shamed, acne-shamed, and...
    A 79-year-old scooter-riding Navy veteran is the latest TikTok star.Kenny Jary made his debut recently but only became famous when his scooter broke down.He posted a video about it and that's when it took off. He was hoping to raise a few hundred dollars, but within hours users had contributed $5,000.Kenny now has more than 650,000 followers. "I didn't even think it would it get a thousand dollars? You know. And look what happened famous, you know," he said.The GoFundMe account has surpassed $90,000.Besides the scooter, Kenny will use the money to pay down some debt and help fellow vets.
    ADAMS COUNTY, Colo (CBS4) – An Adams County business owner says he’s looking at tens of thousands of dollars in losses after a brazen smash and grab. It happened early Thursday morning at Merritt Welding & Fabrication near 54th and Tennyson Street. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. (credit: CBS) “It took them a half hour to take everything and about an hour and a half to break in,” said owner Jacob Long. “That’s how determined they were to get into our shop.” On Sunday, Long showed a pile of empty boxes he had kept from several of his power tools. Before Thursday, they were all part of a stockpile of equipment that took him 10 long years to amass and just hours to lose. “I had welders in here, had drills, grinders, all kinds of stuff and they basically took everything out other than one or two tools,” Long said. Early Thursday morning, Long got a call from an employee about a break in at the workspace. Security video from a business next door shows a...
    The first eruption of a volcano in 50 years on a Spanish island forced thousands of people to evacuate Sunday, Reuters reported. The flowing lava destroyed at least 100 homes and led approximately 5,500 people, including about 500 tourists, to flee from Spain’s La Palma, one of the Canary Islands, Reuters reported. Approximately 85,000 people live on the island, but no fatalities or injuries have been reported thus far. The molten rock continues to make its way towards the Atlantic, threatening to create a cloud of toxic gases as it cools, according to The Canaries Volcanology Institute, Reuters reported. Contact between the sea and the lava could also create explosions, a spokesperson for Spain’s military emergency unit told state television network TVE. Maritime authorities closed down shipping on Monday with the expectation of reduced visibility, Reuters reported. (RELATED: Incredible Viral Video Shows A Majestic Volcano Explosion In Iceland) Officials said they hoped there would be no need to evacuate anyone else, but advised the populace to remain cautious. “It (the volcano) is still active and will continue to be active...
    Mars was once dotted with thousands of huge volcanoes which saw 'super eruptions' - the most powerful type of volcanic blast there is, NASA has confirmed.     The findings come after the reclassification of seven calderas - giant craters left after an eruption destroys a volcano's cone - which were initially believed to be from asteroid impacts.  However, during a separate study in 2013, scientists realized that these basins 'weren't perfectly round like craters, and they had some signs of collapse, such as very deep floors and benches of rock near the walls,' according to a statement. Scroll down for video  'We read that paper and were interested in following up, but instead of looking for volcanoes themselves, we looked for the ash because you can't hide that evidence,' said the lead author of the new study, Patrick Whelley, a geologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, in a statement.  Whelley and the other researchers worked with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory volcanologist Alexandra Matiella Novak to examine surface minerals from the Arabia Terra region. NASA has confirmed that Mars...
    U.S. Navy veteran Kenny Jary, 79, was at a loss for words when he learned donations had poured in to help him replace his broken mobility scooter, but he found a few words on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend' Sunday. One of Jary's neighbors, Metro Deaf School teacher Amanda Kline, shared Jary's story on TikTok and created a GoFundMe page for him entitled, "Patriotic Kenny Needs a Ride" to try and get him a new scooter, setting a $5,000 goal. She told Jary the good news that they had surpassed that goal, and he was overwhelmed with gratitude. "In 24 hours, people on TikTok, strangers who've never met you but love you, donated $5,000 for a scooter for you," Kline told Jary in a video.  "No, you're kidding!" he reacted, holding back tears. "I don't know what to say, Amanda." When Jary and Kline joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" Sunday, he tried to put those emotions into words. 97-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN WWII VET REUNITES WITH ITALIANS HE SAVED AS CHILDREN "I feel so good," he said. "I just don't have enough words...
    NEW: We’ve learned that the FAA just implemented a two week TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) over the internatio… https://t.co/oWIwSSUF2j — Bill Melugin (@Bill Melugin)1631837420.0 The FAA issued a statement on Thursday evening, "The Border Patrol requested the temporary flight restriction due to drones interfering with law enforcement flights on the border. As with any temporary flight restriction, media is able to call the FAA to make requests to operate in the area." Melugin appeared on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," where he said, "It has never been an issue. All of a sudden, the last 24 hours, we start showing these images at this bridge and a TFR goes up [and] we can no longer fly." He told host Tucker Carlson, "Unfortunately for those agents on the ground, they are completely overwhelmed. They need some serious help right now, and hopefully, they get it from the federal government." Melguin said the throng of migrants swelled to over 10,000 at the Del Rio International Bridge. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is dedicating more resources to the overwhelmed Del Rio Sector....
    UPDATE (8 a.m.): Thousands of residents in the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin woke up Friday to power outages after a line of blustery storms tore through the area, uprooting trees and knocking over power lines. According to Xcel Energy, crews are still working to restore power to more than 60,000 customers across the metro area, particularly in the south. The outages and reports of downed trees blocking roadways have prompted a number of schools in the east and south metro to cancel, delay or move classes online. In Hudson, Wisconsin, all area schools were closed Friday, as the district said that six of its eight schools were without electricity. RELATED: School Closings Page District 196 schools will continue with two-hour late start today. Please be aware that school buses may be delayed this morning and afternoon, as our drivers work to safely get students. All Connections Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education classes are canceled today. https://t.co/dAeH7ARkv2 — District 196 (@ISD196schools) September 17, 2021 Damage has been reported across the Twin Cities and...
    Former President Trump was irate when TikTokers pulled a prank on him that left thousands of empty seats at his rally in Oklahoma, calling the event the 'biggest f***ing mistake.'   'I shouldn't have ever done that f***ing, f***ing rally,' Trump said at an Oval Office meeting in July 2020, after the rally, according to 'Peril,' a forthcoming tell-all from  The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.  The book also claims Trump called Brad Parscale a 'f***ing moron.' One month later he fired the campaign manager. The Oklahoma excerpt was first reported by Insider.  The June 8, 2020 rally was supposed to be the former president's post-Covid comeback  to the campaign trail, but was filled empty seats after TikTokers and K-pop fans claimed to have reserved hundreds of tickets with no intention of showing up.  'Landslide' by Michael Wolff previously reported a similar Oval Office tantrum from Trump following the rally, which Parcale denied.  'How can you be so stupid? Answer me!,' Trump told Parscale, according to Wolff's book.  'The excerpts from Wolfe’s Trump book are complete bulls***. No one...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Haitians are still awaiting help more than a month after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southern region, a U.N. official said Thursday. Bruno Lemarquis, resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti, said the country’s precarious political situation and the control that gangs have of key roads leading to the affected area are complicating efforts. “It’s piling up,” he said. “Many of the urgent humanitarian needs are still not being met.” Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency has estimated that only 46% of people in need have received some kind of humanitarian help, largely because remote communities were the most affected. The Aug. 14 earthquake killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed or damaged more than 137,500 homes and some 900 schools. In a press conference earlier this week, the agency said that nearly 83,000 families were affected, but that only some 25,900 have received food rations and another 34,500 non-food items. Lemarquis echoed those concerns on Thursday, saying that the aid has so far been distributed to towns and cities accessible...
    ADDISON (CBSDFW.COM) — More than 50,000 people are expected to attend Addison Oktoberfest this weekend. Families can spend four days in Addison Circle Park celebrating one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations in the world. READ MORE: Three Towns In Texas Make Money Magazines 50 Best Places To Live List “We know Munich is not going to have their festival this year so we are going to bring that rich history, heritage, and culture to you here,” beer sponsor Jason Baen said. Guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion. There will be German food, folk music, dancing, and all of the German beer you can find. Baen says there’s going to be more than 2,000 kegs. “There’s nothing better than celebrating with friends and family over a cold beer.” READ MORE: Texas State Representative Matt Krause Joins Race Against Ken Paxton For Attorney General This year’s festival is different than before because of the coronavirus. Tables are distanced, hand sanitizing stations are spaced throughout the park, and face coverings are strongly recommended for the unvaccinated. “We have taken the...
    (CNN)Around 3,000 healthcare workers have been suspended in France after failing to meet a government requirement to get vaccinated against Covid-19, French Health Minister Olivier Véran told French radio station RTL Thursday. The employees missed a September 15 deadline to be inoculated, which was introduced by the government in July.In the southern city of Nice, 320 staff members at the University Hospital were suspended on Wednesday and around another 100 are still having their status checked, the facility's media relations officer Isabelle Battarel told CNN.A dozen resignations have been handed in by healthcare workers over the policy, but Veran said there hasn't been "any chaos" stemming from the departures. On July 12 French President Emmanuel Macron announced that all healthcare workers -- including those in hospitals, nursing and retirement homes and home-care nurses -- must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or risk suspension or dismissal from September 15. Read MoreThere are about 2.7 million healthcare workers in the country.Will Bidens mandates work? Macrons vaccine pass gamble may hold some cluesMacron's move was part of a sweeping set of measures to...
    Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner is demanding an investigation into the FBI after it was revealed that there were 4500 complaints filed against then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh that went ignored and were merely handed over to the White House. The Guardian reported that the FBI claimed they didn't have the authority to investigate Kavanaugh during his nomination process. It comes while the FBI is facing demands of a probe into how it mishandled allegations that Dr. Larry Nasser was molesting and raping Olympic gymnasts. In 2018, when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her allegations of sexual assault when they were in high school. A Yale classmate also accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her when they were in college. The FBI has been accused of not thoroughly investigating those allegations, as well as flat-out ignoring thousands of others while doing a background check into Kavanaugh. The FBI closed their background check after just four days, handing over all 4500 allegations against him to President Donald Trump's White House officials. "The very person — the very office...
    Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawas Relationship Timeline The Biggest Company the Year You Were Born Raheem Mostert's wife says she was inundated with hateful social media messages after the San Francisco 49ers running back was sidelined on Sunday with a knee injury. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The news of Raheem Mostert 's injury was compounded by hateful messages from fans according to his wife. (Amy Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Mostert left Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions after two carries and did not return. He was placed on injured reserve on Monday and is expected to miss eight weeks with chipped knee cartilage, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. According to his wife Devon Mostert, fans sent her "HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS" of direct messages on Sunday that included telling her that Raheem should "kill himself" and "be cut." She pleaded with fans to cease the "heartless" commentary in an Instagram post late Sunday. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Instagram/devonmostert "It's days like today where I truly contemplate never getting on social media again," Devon wrote. " As if today...
    PARK RIDGE, Ill. (CBS) — This is a cautionary tale to heed before you even think about putting something in one of those blue mailboxes. We’ve learned federal and local police are investigating a pattern of check fraud in northwest suburban Park Ridge. CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas talked to several people who are out several thousand dollars. READ MORE: Southbound Bishop Ford Freeway Ramp To 130th Street Shut Down For Shooting Investigation It was supposed to be a routine ground ball for Park Ridge Baseball and Softball President Garry Abezetian. “The whole thing is frustrating,” Abezetian said. He said he dropped off two checks in separate envelopes at the local post office. “They came back to our bank as cleared and when I went back to look at them, it started when a parent said, ‘I didn’t get my refund,” Abezetian said, “and that’s when I started looking.” He discovered someone had somehow tampered with the checks. He had written one check out to a local umpires’ association, but someone pasted over that with a typewritten name — a name...
    President Joe Biden vowed to evacuate American citizens and Afghans who helped the United States during the war but failed to fulfill that promise and instead flew tens of thousands of people who at present don’t meet either criterion out of Afghanistan. The U.S. government does not yet know who made up the bulk of the people who boarded the flights out of Kabul. It was the largest air evacuation in U.S. history — the Biden administration airlifted 124,000 people from Afghanistan in total — and had been planned for months, even delayed an additional four months to ensure everything could go as planned. In the end, though, it was not what was promised. Biden agreed when he took office in January to carry out former President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. He moved the withdrawal date from May 1 to Aug. 31 to give his administration and the Pentagon more time to plan and boldly vowed in the weeks leading up to the deadline to get every American out of the country. “If...
    (CNN)New Orleans on Wednesday lifted the curfew imposed after Hurricane Ida battered the Gulf Coast as power was restored to most of the cityBy Wednesday afternoon, power was restored to 83% of the city, with a goal that energy provider Entergy would hit 90% by Wednesday night, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said. "We have every reason to believe that they will meet this deadline and meet this goal, and we're going to continue to push that forward," Cantrell said.Hurricane Ida took down more power poles in 2 states than Katrina, Ike, Delta and Zeta combined, power company saysAfter making landfall on August 29 as a Category 4 hurricane near Louisiana's Port Fourchon, Ida cut a deadly path through the region, destroying businesses and neighborhoods and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. It also claimed the lives of at least 26 people in Louisiana and two in Mississippi.As of early Thursday, more than 250,000 customers in Louisiana -- which includes homes and businesses -- were still in the dark, according to PowerOutage.us.Read More"Our crews are encountering massive damage -- particularly in the...
    CIHCAGO (CBS)– Thousands of ComEd customers in the Chicago area are still without power after storms Tuesday. ComEd reported 3,157 customers are experiencing outages. Crews are working to restore power.
    The unofficial Burning Man festival kicked off this weekend in style with neon raves and huge fantastical floats and art cars at Nevada's Black Rock Desert - even after organizers cancelled the official event over COVID-19 fears. Tens of thousands reportedly showed up this weekend complete with techno-hippie garb in the spirit of the event. In-person visitors took to social media to document their experiences from their wacky outfits to music concerts complete with laser beams and other vibrant effects.   The last official ticketed Burning Man, which took place in 2019, drew nearly 80,000 festival-goers, known as 'burners' to the desert.  Some renegades decided to take matters into their own hands after the event got canceled in April by setting up the 'Plan B' event - and Renegade Man was born.  A lit-up 'burning man' radiating red colored lights out onto the crowd  A tall representation of the Burning Man sits against the back drop of the orange sky in The Black Rock Desert  Laser beams and lighting effects amped up in-person festival visitors  Mad Max...
    THOUSANDS of Brits are facing a Christmas without any TV after a replacement for a mast destroyed by a blaze won’t work in the winter. The temporary replacement for the fire-damaged Arqiva mast in Bilsdale, North Yorkshire, will not be fully functional. 4The mast burned down after a fire on August 10Credit: Evening Gazette 4Thousands of people have been left without TV signal for weeksCredit: Evening Gazette A million people across Teeside, North Yorkshire and County Durham were affected by the huge blast. The majority of homes have had services restored, but a meeting of the North York Moors National Park Authority heard that construction of a fully functioning mast has yet to begin. It also stated that the repairs would take a month alone to complete, with the worst affected households to be given a partial refund of their TV license. There is also an onlgoing legal battle with the landowners of the proposed site to gain access, which has delayed proceedings. Members of the NPA were informed that thousands of people have been left with no TV signal,...
    Americans are deeply unhappy with President Joe Biden after the United States' disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan that left at least 100 Americans and thousands of Afghans who aided the US military behind in the Taliban-controlled country, a new poll released Friday finds. Just 44 percent of Americans approve of Biden's job in office against 51 percent who disapprove, according to the ABC News/Washington Post survey. The poll was conducted from August 29 until September 1 - bookending when the last US military jet departed Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30. A breakdown of the numbers shows just 36 percent of Independent voters approving of Biden, while only 8 percent of Republicans think he's doing a good job. His approval is still strong amongst fellow Democrats at 86 percent - though it's a steep drop to just 56 percent approving of his job in Afghanistan. The 44 percent figure is a six-point drop from Biden's June approval numbers. His disapproval shot up by nine points since then. Biden's disapproval fell to an all-time low in the final...
    A 'catastrophic' supervolcano eruption that could severely impact Earth's climate and tip it into a 'volcanic winter' is more likely to happen than previously believed, a new study suggests. Experts at Australia's Curtin University studied Indonesia's Lake Toba, the home of the supervolcano Toba Caldera, and found that supervolcanoes are active and dangerous thousands of years after a super-eruption.  They found that between 5,000 and 13,000 years after the eruption, 'magma continued to ooze out within the caldera,' before 'the carapace of solidified left-over magma was pushed upward like a giant turtle shell,' Curtin University Associate Professor Martin Danišík said in a statement.  The researchers looked at minerals feldspar and zircon left over from the eruption, which help them understand the timing of the event, as well as gases such as argon and helium that are trapped in the volcanic rocks to come up with their conclusion.   A 'catastrophic' supervolcano eruption that could tip Earth into a 'volcanic winter' is more likely to happen than previously believed Between 5,000-13,000 years after Toba Caldera erupted, magma continued to ooze out In doing...
    HUNDREDS of thousands of $600 "stimulus checks" have been sent out to Californians, but not everyone can expect to get theirs in this first round of payments. About 600,000 Golden State Stimulus checks were sent out on Monday, and the California Franchise Tax Board said beneficiaries should expect to see the money in their accounts in the next few days. 1The Golden State Stimulus checks will be sent out in in approximate two-week intervals But the payments are being sent in approximate two-week intervals, so not everyone who qualifies will receive them at the same time, as reported by SFGATE. About two million people are expected to receive the second round of payments, in both direct deposits and paper checks, around the middle of September, according to state authorities. The amount of payments going out each cycle will vary every round, and no specific dates have been given for the next cycle. These California-only round of stimulus checks are being sent to residents using federal Covid relief package funds and the state's own budget surplus. Most read in MoneyMORE MONEY 'Secret' stimulus...
    After California officials helped rescue El Cajon-area students stranded in Afghanistan before the U.S. Military withdrew all troops by Monday evening, they said on Friday that there could "easily" be thousands more who were left behind.  Based on conversations that the Cajon Valley Union School District and Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa's office has had with their contacts in Afghanistan, officials and families estimate that more than 1,000 U.S. students and students of Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders are still stuck in the country. STATE DEPT. WON'T SAY WHAT HAPPENS TO AFGHAN EVACUEES WHO FAIL ‘RIGOROUS’ VETTING PROCESS "There are easily a thousand more students — American born or children of SIVs — still trapped in Afghanistan," Cajon Valley spokesperson Howard Shen said during a Thursday press conference before commending the "bravery and courage" of Issa's team and Cajon Valley Community Liaisons Fraidoon and Mohammad, "who stayed in contact with" families abroad "while they waited for extraction." Issa said during the conference that "thousands" or even "tens of thousands" of people are still "languishing in Afghanistan" or "neighboring countries waiting...
    Power to much of Massachusetts was restored on Thursday morning after the remnants of Hurricane Ida ripped through the region.  According to outage tracker PowerOutage.US, 1,577 customers were reported without power shortly before noon on the East Coast.  IDA FLOODING IN NORTHEAST COULD PERSIST AS STORM EYES NEW ENGLAND, WARN METEOROLOGISTS However, to the south, tens of thousands were powerless in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland after Ida brought life-threatening flooding, record rainfall and a few tornadoes to the region on Wednesday.  Poweroutage.US showed nearly 76,000 people in Pennsylvania without power early Thursday morning in addition to almost 61,000 in New Jersey and more than 42,700 in New York.  As Ida shifted northward toward Cape Cod, MassLive said that the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency showed power had been knocked out for more than 12,000 Massachusetts households and businesses. The outlet noted that the community of East Longmeadow claimed approximately one-third of the outages.  IDA REMNANTS BRING DEATH, DESTRUCTION TO NORTHEAST, DAYS AFTER STORM SLAMMED GULF COAST In an update later in the morning, NBC Boston reported that about...
    A DEAF woman was scammed out of £2,000 after a dodgy modelling agency preyed on her dreams of becoming a role model for the deaf community. Tayla, 26, was over the moon when her modelling application to the London-based agency was accepted and she was asked in for a test shoot. 3 Tayla, 26, said she had been promised modelling work and paid £2,000 for a portfolioCredit: supplied 3 The 26-year-old said she had hoped to become a role model in the deaf communityCredit: supplied But the young Londoner was left broken-hearted after forking out thousands for a portfolio of her modelling shots - only to never receive the work she had been promised. Speaking to the Sun Online, Tayla said the management company had gushed over her photos, telling her she could get work with ASOS. And she said the compliments bolstered her hopes she could become an inspiration for other deaf people after being born deaf herself. She said: "I'm heartbroken and I've lost my confidence. "They used my disability, saying I would be a great deaf model....
    EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13/AP) — Here is the latest on the Caldor Fire burning in El Dorado County: 5:54 p.m. Cal Fire has created a web page with links to pages with resources for those affected by the Caldor Fire. You can find it here. This Lake Tahoe area-specific update was provided at around 5:30 p.m. 5:20 p.m. This general update on the fire was provided at around 5 p.m. Watch: Here’s the latest from CBS13 on fire evacuations. 4:31 p.m.  The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says they’re getting questions about evacuations along the Placer County side of Lake Tahoe near Tahoma. There are no evacuations in place currently for that area, although it is being closely monitored. 3:07 p.m. The following Evacuation Orders have been downgraded to Evacuation Warnings in El Dorado County: Pipi – East of North South Road from Omo Ranch to Cat Creek and east to Highway 88 1 mile east of Omo Ranch Road. Cosumnes – This is a small section south of Farnham Ridge, north of the Amador/El Dorado County Line, and...
    Waiting for Hurricane Ida to make its way through the state of Louisiana, in New Orleans and coastal areas of the state, tens of thousands of people from various communities have begun to evacuate their homes in a preventive way. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that maximum sustained winds increased to 160 km / h with high gusts, and is estimated to strengthen in the next 24 hours. He also estimated that it would become a major hurricane “extremely dangerous” the moment it approaches the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Satellite imagery indicates that max sustained winds have increased to 100mph with higher gusts. Additional rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 24hr and #Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast Sunday. pic.twitter.com/WCFUkI4vVJ – National Weather Service (@NWS) August 28, 2021 With the forecast for the arrival of the hurricane on Sunday, just 16 years after Hurricane Katrina, citizens fearing for their lives have crowded northbound highways, at the time that authorities warn of the danger...