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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Joe Mantegna is out with the new series "As We See It" about young people dealing with autism, a disorder his own family knows well.Hosea Sanders spoke with the Chicago original who's been entertaining us for more than half a century -- though not nearly as long as he's been a Cubs fan!"I grew up on the West Side, that's my hometown," Mantegna said. "I used to joke about it, when Dennis Franz and Dennis Farina and I would get together, if we talked long enough, the Wrigley Building might appear.... I went to high school in Cicero, even got a street named after me in front of the Red River Shannon, an apartment I lived in when I went to the Goodman School of Drama."Mantegna's new series on Prime Video is "As We See It." Young adults on the autism spectrum cope with the challenge of a world that often makes no sense."They're asking me to play the father of a child with autism," Mantegna said. "I am the father of a child with autism. My...
    MANCHESTER UNITED winger Anthony Elanga has been likened to 'a young Ryan Giggs' by Red Devils legend Paul Parker. Elanga has forced his way into Ralf Rangnick's starting XI in recent weeks - and impressed as United try and get the season back on track. 2Anthony Elanga is firmly in the first-team reckoning at Manchester United 2Elanga has been compared to one of United's best ever in Ryan Giggs He netted his first goal for the first team in a 3-1 win against Brentford, that followed a stellar showing against Aston Villa the previous game. He might have a long way to go to emulate Giggs' stunning success at Old Trafford, but former United and England left-back Parker is tipping the 19-year-old for big things. Speaking to MyBettingSites.co.uk, Parker said: "Forget about his age, he wants to go past people. Elanga, for me, has been a revelation on that left side. "He reminds me of a young Ryan Giggs, the way he drives forward. He wants to beat people and he’s tracking back to go and get the ball. ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded an $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study long COVID in children and young adults. CHLA is one of more than 30 institutions that will conduct a national study called RECOVER, or Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery, in an effort to “understand the mystery surrounding the aftereffects of COVID-19 infection.” READ MORE: Student Stabbed At Miguel Contreras Learning Complex In WestlakeLong COVID refers to the persistence of symptoms in people who have recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection. Those symptoms include fatigue, cough, chest tightness, breathlessness, palpitations, myalgia, and difficulty focusing. Earlier waves of pandemic didn’t appear to impact children in general as seriously as it did seniors and people with pre-existing conditions, but this recent wave of infections fueled by the Omicron variant has seen more children hospitalized with serious illness. Because most of the information known about long COVID is based on the experience of adult patients, researchers are focusing on the condition in children. “We estimate that 5 to 15% of youth infected...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Charges were announced Wednesday in the shooting that killed 8-year-old Melissa Ortega in Little Village over the weekend. A 16-year-old, along with a 26-year-old man, are charged in Melissa’s shooting death at 26th Street Pulaski Road on Saturday. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said the teen was “charged with one felony count of first degree murder and felony count of attempted first degree murder and two felony counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm in occupied vehicle.” READ MORE: A 16-Year-Old & A 26 Year-old Are Charged In Connection With Shooting Death Of 8-Year-Old Melissa OrtegaAt least four other young people under the age of 18 were shot and killed in Chicago this month alone. • On Sunday, Jan. 2, around 11:25 p.m., Marcell Wilson, 12, was shot and killed in the 5500 block of South Aberdeen Street in Englewood. Police said Marcell was sitting on a bed in the rear bedroom of a home with several other people in the when a man fired a gun, striking the boy in the chest. READ MORE: Chicago Weather:...
    Children’s YouTube star Blippi — a household staple for parents of young children boasting 14.8 million subscribers on the video hosting site — debuted a video this weekend in partnership with NBC promoting the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. Blippi is a colorful persona usually played by actor Stevin John, who goes on educational adventures that teach children basics like shapes, colors, the planets, various types of vehicles, and other content suitable for small children. The Blippi brand has expanded well beyond YouTube into merchandising, a live show (which controversially did not feature John), and streaming programs on Amazon and Netflix. Blippi as a brand is owned by Moonbug, a global children’s entertainment company with several partnerships in China. Moonbug distributes its “values-based educational content” through Chinese regime-controlled companies like Tencent and ByteDance. “China is an essential market for us, and adding our most successful IP to Tencent’s content offering is a massive testament to our global ambitions for the brand,” Nicolas Eglau, Managing Director EMEA & APAC for Moonbug, said last year. Blippi’s association with the 2022 Winter Olympics follows over...
    (CNN)Neil Young only wants to keep on rocking in the reality based world. The 76-year-old rock-and-roll icon has taken a stand against vaccine misinformation, telling the streaming platform Spotify to remove his music if it continues to feature those who regularly disseminate lies and conspiracy theories about Covid-19. Jill Filipovic"I am doing this because Spotify is spreading fake information about vaccines -- potentially causing death to those who believe the disinformation being spread by them," Young wrote in a letter to his management team, which was first reported by Rolling Stone and has now been deleted. "Please act on this immediately today and keep me informed of the time schedule." CNN has reached out to Young's manager, his publicist at Warner Records and Spotify for comment. Frank Gironda, Young's manager, did confirm to the Daily Beast that the two had discussed Young's concerns and were "trying to figure this out right now." He said that Young was "very upset about this disinformation." In the now-deleted letter, Young seemed specifically incensed at sharing a streaming platform with podcaster Joe Rogan, whose...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A community program is actively working to keep children safe in and around neighborhoods where gang violence reigns. As CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra reported Monday night, it is a battle fought one pair of boxing gloves at a time. READ MORE: Bucktown Woman Shaken After Being Carjacked During Saturday Morning Spree, And She's Not The First Victim In Her FamilyIt involves a small group of dedicated people fighting crime in a single room in North Lawndale. Round by round, they do what their name promises – Boxing Out Negativity. Coach Derek Brown takes kids who may have found trouble and introduce them to what they call “their greatest selves.” “He told me, ‘Ain’t you that little boy who threw that rock at my car?’’ I said, ‘No, that wasn’t me.’ He said, ‘That is you!’” said Trumale Coleman. “He wanted to just discipline me, and change my life, and that’s what he did.” Coach Brown has been at it for 12 years at his gym. “I’m preventing our children from being the next offenders,”...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The CBS 2 Investigators first documented the 2019 wrong raid by Chicago Police at the home of Anjanette Young. Young spoke with Gayle King on CBS mornings about the trauma she still experiences. In December, the City Council approved a vote 48-0 in a settlement of $2.9 million to Young. READ MORE: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her“There’s no amount of money that will right this wrong. I’m not a very flashy person. I really do enjoy living a simple life, where I go about my day as a social worker and, and I find joy in helping other people. So, I would definitely be using this money for that cause, to help other people. I would have been more satisfied if all 12 officers had gotten fired and I didn’t receive a dime,” Young said. READ MORE: Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Controversial Proposal To Sue Gang Members And Seek To Seize Their AssetsThe Civilian Office of Police Accountability recommended eight of...
    Another day, another queer person discussing their identity, journey, and humanity in an appeal to lawmakers in hopes of preventing them from doing harm. At this point, this scenario feels like it could come from almost anywhere around the United States, but this particular instance comes out of Florida. While states have been pushing a variation of anti-trans legislation, SB 1834 in Florida has a different (but still terrible) agenda. What is it? It wants to ban school districts from discussing sexual orientation or gender identity with children. Like many other pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, this bill is titled “Parental Rights in Education,” because framing the issue as being about parental rights reads a lot less nefariously than outright saying you want to prevent young people from knowing LGBTQ+ people exist. Luckily, a video of a brave man speaking up to lawmakers in the state has started to gain traction online, hopefully helping to get people’s attention on this horrifically prejudiced legislation. In specifics, the bill seeks to “prohibit” district school boards from “encouraging classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Some TV characters have lofty goals. They want to find a soul mate, a fulfilling career or their place in the world. Then there’s Harrison. When we first meet him, he just hopes to walk to the coffee shop alone. Harrison — played by Albert Rutecki — is one of the characters in the new Amazon Prime ensemble series “As We See It,” which follows a trio of young people on the autism spectrum as they negotiate daily life. It debuts Friday. “I see it mainly as a coming of age or coming to adulthood of several 20-something characters,” Rutecki said. “It has three main characters who are on the spectrum, but I think it could definitely be relatable to a lot of people more than just those who are autistic.” Harrison, who is sensitive to loud sounds like dogs barking and frazzled by sudden movements, is joined by Violet (Sue Ann Pien) and Jack (Rick Glassman). Violet works at an Arby’s and wants a boyfriend, while Jack is a computer coding whiz but has...
    STANFORD — Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging Stanford University to repeal its mandate that all students and staff get a booster shot before the end of the month. Nearly 1,600 people have signed the petition started by Stanford PhD candidate Monte Fischer a week ago asking the school to take back its Dec. 16 decision requiring everyone to get boosters unless they have a medical or religious exemption. Amid the rapid spread of the omicron variant, Stanford announced it would begin the winter quarter with online instruction for the first two weeks. Starting Tuesday, students returned to in-person classes but must provide documentation of a booster shot by Jan. 31, and some students aren’t having it. “We are not anti-booster or anti-vaccination,” Ficher writes. “We are pro-bodily autonomy and support the rights of Stanford students to evaluate the data and make their own medical choices.” Stanford did not return requests for comment. According to university data, at least 95% of all students, faculty and post-doctorate workers are vaccinated, while the other 5% have noted specific religious or...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Every month in Minnesota more than 10,000 ads are posted online selling victims for sex. One Minnesota family is sharing, for the first time, its story so others can see how quickly a person can be coerced into sex trafficking. The family says they prove victims come from every racial, economic and educational background. READ MORE: 2 Line 3 Oil Pipeline Workers Fired After Beltrami Co. Sex Sting Arrests“Things like this don’t happen to families like us.” The family did not want to be identified but did want people to know how quickly young people can be groomed to be part of the sex trade. “Our daughter is the type of person who wants to trust she wants to trust everybody.” Sex traffickers begin by gaining access on line to the young and vulnerable. Beth Holger, executive director of The Link, says some victims are as young as 11 and 12. “These youth victim survivors of sex trafficking are our own Minnesota boys, girls and transgender youth,” she said. READ MORE: Massage Parlor Owner Pleads Guilty To...
    Nothing "alpha" about this situation. This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale didn’t take care of his family. HA HA HA HA HA HA. Okay, Mr. “Alpha Blood Brotherhood.”  A mask looks more comfortable than that armor.  Yup, a real asshole. But he’s so alpha.  Imagine the cognitive dissonance of posting this after Jan. 6.  There are 115,000 commercial flights every single day. If the survival rate was 99.9%, that would mean that 115 flights would crash every single day.  So who would be the doomsday cult: the people getting on planes, or those avoiding them?  Not to mention, people get angry because most people aren’t selfish self-centered assholes who only care about themselves. Children and young adults can spread the virus to more vulnerable populations—something easily avoided by vaccinating, social distancing, and masking.  Someone let the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers know!  Dr. Anthony Fauci: “Here, let me save your life.” Deplorables lose their shit. Ah look, it’s Candace “Angel of Death” Owens. Australia has...
    A video on TikTok showing two young Australian women going on a romantic 'vax date' went viral on Monday. The video was originally posted to the TikTok page YacVic, which says in its description, "We represent young people and youth workers and speak truth to power." The video starts with two young girls considering going on a date to see the new Spider-Man movie. One of the girls reaches over to the other, pulling up her mask higher above her nose as they discuss the idea. WATCH: POLICE FATALLY SHOOT NAKED MAN WHO STABBED POLICE DOG TO DEATH: 'HE'S GOT A MACHETE' As they enter the movie theater, an employee asks them for a "vaccination certificate," to which one of the girls, wearing a black dress, says her parents won't allow her to get the vaccine. The other girl, wearing overalls, explains to her that, since she is 14 years old, she doesn't need parental permission and should get the vaccine against her parent's wishes. "Wanna go do it now, go on a vax...
    Krysta Harden / 4-h.org Krysta Harden, the first woman to lead the U.S. Dairy Export Council and a former U.S. Agriculture Department deputy secretary, has been elected board chair by the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. Harden will focus on extending opportunity to all American youth by leading National 4-H Council’s ambitious three-year strategic plan, advancing 4-H’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and deepening the board’s collaborative work with Cooperative Extension and USDA to grow 4-H programs. 4–H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. 4-H programs use hands-on learning to teach youth about a variety of topic areas including STEM, civic engagement, healthy living, agriculture, and more. National 4–H Council, the nonprofit partner to USDA and Cooperative Extension, is committed to providing leadership and resources so that 4–H programs are available to all youth across the U.S. National 4-H Council supports national and state 4–H programs with a focus on fundraising, telling the 4-H story, and convening...
    NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Newark's famed "Street Doctor," a bank robber turned activist who offered his prescription to stop violence to kids in schools, playgrounds, and on the street, was mourned at a funeral service Friday.Earl Best's death at the age of 74 was announced by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, who wrote, "Rest in Power and Paradise. The city will not be the same without you. Godspeed my brother. As he would say spider webs can tie up a lion Yibambe!!!!A public viewing was held at the Transcend Worship Center on Clinton Avenue in Irvington, with those wishing to pay their respects lining up for hours.ALSO READ | Eyewitness News viewers donate money to Uber driver robbed, beaten after seeing his storyEMBED More News Videos A week after an Uber driver was violently robbed and knocked unconscious near an ATM, he and his wife received some great news from a generous viewer. Stacey Sager has the story. Burial was set to follow the memorial service at Fairmount Cemetery in Newark.The Newark native spent 17 years in prison but came...
    Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic has driven people to and from major cities, forced many to work from home and prompted yet others to reconsider their life goals. For some, that may mean moving to a new city. In deciding where to live next, there are certain things that young professionals should consider, according to Brian Carberry, senior managing editor of Rent.com. These include things such as demographics, job opportunities, availability of activities outside of work and how much of your income will go towards rent. Weighing these factors, Rent.com compiled a list of the top 10 cities that young people should consider. Higher scores for demographics, economics and recreation mean more young people, potential jobs and things to do. More from Invest in You:The 'Great Resignation' is being led by low-wage and minority workersWhy 26% of Americans expect their financial situation to be worse in 2022How these entrepreneurs reinvented themselves after quitting their jobs "A lot of the areas have, aside from work opportunities, a lot of things going on," said Carberry. Some larger cities on the list, such...
    AN Instagram star has found her fans fawning over someone else on her pictures, her gorgeous mum. Youtuber and Instragram influencer, Misha Grimes has been sharing snaps of her time in Dubai, only to find the attention all on her mum, Kasha Grimes. 6The pair are inseparableCredit: instagrram 6They are both enjoying days in the sun whilst in DubaiCredit: instagrram Her 60-year-old mum outshone her as their pair posed in swimwear for her 155k followers. They are both currently enjoying a relaxing holiday in Dubai and both sharing snaps of them by the sea, at the malls and making the most of the hot weather. Kasha, Misha's mum has been mistaken as her sibling due to her undeniably youthful glow, enviable body and stunning beauty. Misha captioned the mother daughter photoshoot with: "I remember at school people used to make a joke out of me because I was best friends with my mum… Well look at us now, pretty sure I’m the one laughing!! "Best friend & mummy in one. Btw in the final pic I was trying...
    A man accused of fatally shooting rapper Young Dolph is a convicted rapist who released a music video the day before his arrest which saw him sing about opening fire on his enemies.  Justin Johnson - who performs under the moniker Straight Drop - released a song Monday called 'Track Hawk' that includes lyrics such as '50 shots in 20 seconds.' Holding a stack of $100 bills and rapping in front of a gas station, he says: 'The only time he see my face when I'ma blam him.' Other lyrics in the largely hard-to-decipher video include 'dead on fire,' 'killing sh**' and 'I can't let no man get on me, they're too close to dyin'.' The video premiered shortly before Johnson, 23, was arrested alongside Cornelius Smith, 32, and charged with first-degree murder in connect with Dolph's death. He announced plans to hand himself in on social media around the same time the violent song was released, sparking claims he was seeking publicity. Johnson and Smith were also charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder and theft of property.  More details...
    A YOUNG mum has shared her story on TikTok about constantly getting ''dirty'' looks when not wearing any make-up whilst taking her baby for some fresh air. The 22-year-old uploaded the video on social media where it's already been seen by over 111 thousand users. 2The make-up lover shared her experience on Tiktok claiming she now rarely leaves the houseCredit: TikTok/@lucyannemakeup According to her, whenever she goes out for a walk and has put on some comfortable joggers and a sweatshirt, bypassers give her dirty looks. ''Other mums don't say hello.'' The TikTok mum speculated it could be because she looks very young when not wearing foundation and other make-up and the short height doesn't help either. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED ''But it’s not an excuse to be mean!'' However, it was then revealed that it's a completely different story once she gets ready, wears make-up and a more dressy outfit. ''People stop and chat to your about your baby, people smile and be nice?'' Most read in LifestyleSNAPCHAP I broke my man's...
    (CNN)A newborn baby is in stable condition after people looking through a dumpster found the infant and called authorities, said the acting police chief in Hobbs, New Mexico.Two men and a woman called 911 late Friday and reported they had found a baby. The group told officers they had been going through a dumpster looking for anything of value when they heard what they thought was a baby crying and removed a black trash bag and found the baby inside, authorities said. The woman in the group held the boy, trying to keep it warm, while one of the men called police, Chief August Fons said at a Monday news conference."We just a found a baby in the trash," a man can be heard saying in a 911 call audio, according to local news station KRQE."He's freezing cold and he's... very, very, very weak," a woman is heard saying in the call, according to KRQE.Read MoreThe group's "collective quick response to this emergency, including notification of 911, was absolutely pivotal in saving this baby's life," the chief said.The baby was...
    This one painting would have been enough to command attention, installed among the de Young Museum’s American art collection. It was back in San Francisco for the first time since it was completed in 1878 by French-born artist Jules Tavernier in his studio, originally near Portsmouth Square. “Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California” is both personal and dramatic, conveying a sacred cultural ceremony of the Elem Pomo tribe. The dancers, lit by a skylight, are silhouetted against figures in brightly colored garb, with scores of more people detailed in the shadows. Compared to the raft of “Indian paintings” by European-trained artists, it is remarkably intimate. But the painting, 4 feet tall and 6 feet wide, is only the beginning. It’s a window into the past and present and the centerpiece of a new exhibit “Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo,” on view through April 17. Held privately for years, the painting and other artifacts were displayed at New York’s Metropolitan Museum early in 2021. The de Young curators expanded the exhibit to include more Pomo basketry and...
    ARSENAL fan Piers Morgan has delivered a scathing verdict of the Gunners after their shock FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest. Morgan claimed a 'dreadful' Arsenal played like rivals Tottenham in their 1-0 defeat to Championship side Nottingham Forest. 3Piers Morgan condemned Arsenal for their poor performance against Nottingham ForestCredit: AP 3The Gunners put in a below-par performance, likened by Morgan to one of TottenhamCredit: Getty 3Arsenal wore all-white shirts, reminiscent of a Tottenham kit, for the game to raise awareness of knife crimeCredit: Getty Playing in all-white kits to raise awareness for knife crime, the Gunners delivered a toothless performance that left Arsenal-mad Morgan fuming. Taking to Twitter during the game, Morgan wrote: "Can someone please tell Arsenal’s players that playing in white shirts doesn’t mean we have to play as badly as Spurs?" Morgan's tirade continued after the full time whistle, as he added: "Dressed like Tottenham. Played like Tottenham. Dreadful performance." Lewis Grabban's goal seven minutes from time saw the hosts claim a famous win and dump the 14-time FA Cup winners out of...
    Some of the people who have been helped by charities close to the heart of Kate Middleton have been sending birthday messages to the royal on her 40th birthday. The Duchess of Cambridge was praised by many who've faced struggles for her 'down-to-earth and kind nature' after her work with charities touched their lives.  Speaking to the Sun, Lynda Sneddon, the mother of six-year-old cancer patient Mila Sneddon, who has met Kate twice, including at her December 8th carol service in Westminster Abbey, thanked the Duchess for making her daughter feel special.  Meanwhile, Holocaust survivor Ike Alterman, who met Kate in September, said he was impressed by her knowledge of the Holocaust and touched that she spent more time with him than she had planned in order to hear his story.  Scroll down for video  On her 40th birthday, Kate Middleton has been praised by those who've been helped by her charity work. She's pictured unloading a pallet of supplies during a visit to Baby Basic UK & Baby Basics Sheffield in August 2020 The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her...
    ARSENAL will take a stand against knife crime by donning an all WHITE kit for their FA Cup clash against Nottingham Forest. The bespoke shirt will kick off the club’s ‘No More Red’ campaign against youth violence in the capital. 1Arsenal will wear the unique all-white kit in a stand against knife crime The Gunners are linking up with kit sponsors adidas to build on work being done with young people by their Arsenal in the Community initiative. Megastar actor Idris Elba and club legend Ian Wright are onboard as mentors in the programme. Elba said: “From the time young people leave school, until the time they’re at home with family, there is often a void, a dangerous spike of nothing to do, where nothing can easily turn to something dangerous.  “If there continues to be no options for this after-school period, we will always see gangs form. Let’s create options for these young people.”  Wright added: “Every young person deserves the opportunity to express themselves. The opportunity to exist within a safe environment. The opportunity to live free from...
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The body of a young child was recovered from the Aegean Sea on Saturday, two weeks after two deadly accidents in the area involving boats loaded with migrants, Greek Coast Guard officials said. The body was found off the island of Naxos, and authorities estimated late Saturday that the victim, who was 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) tall, was about three years old. The body will be taken to the city of Piraeus, a port in the capital Athens, for forensic examination. On Thursday, four other bodies belonging to a man, a woman and two pre-teen girls were found, three off Naxos and one off the nearby island of Paros. On Dec. 22, 12 people, all believed to be from Iraq, were rescued from an inflatable dinghy off Folegandros in the southern Cyclades, 180 kilometers (112 miles) southeast of Athens. The bodies of three unidentified men were recovered from the sea. Survivors of that incident said that at least 17 others were missing. Two days later, 41 people were rescued after a sailboat carrying about 80...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County has once again set a record for coronavirus cases in a single day, reporting more than 43,000 new infections on Friday.The new figure broke an old record set just the day before of more than 37,000 new COVID-19 cases.The county also reported 28 additional deaths from the virus.LA County continues to face an increased strain on the local healthcare system driven by a shortage of hospital workers as many of them contract the virus and have to stay away from the workplace.The continued danger posed by the virus to young people was demonstrated in Orange County, which is now reporting its third death in a child under 5 years old from COVID-19."COVID does affect the children and unfortunately this child was too young to get vaccinated," said Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong with the Orange County Health Care Agency.COVID-related hospitalizations of children under 5 are spiking across the country - now hitting their highest level ever.Experts say it underscores the need for eligible people - older kids and adults - to get their shots."This is...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Aspiring lawmakers, judges and lobbyists filled the halls of the state capital as YMCA’s Youth in Government session got underway Friday. It’s the 75th year young people have taken over the capital and practice open government without the confines of partisanship. READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Missing Baby In CarjackingThe weekend before Minnesota State lawmakers head into session, about one thousand young people are warming up their seats. “They are taking the roles as legislators, lawyers, judges, lobbyists, media officials,” said Orville Lindquist, who works with the YMCA. It’s here these young people talk about real issues, issues impacting their lives. From housing to immigration, police and race there is no topic untouched. “This year I am really working on natural resources and a clean Minnesota that’s been my biggest platform, is kind of moving forward towards and effective means of a natural resource that we can use as a state to kind of get closer to a net zero Minnesota,” said Wesley Ross, this year’s governor. READ MORE: Sheriff Hutchinson Says He'll 'Let The Citizens...
    LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as a Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth violence. As 2021 drew to a close last week, the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy saw London mourn a record 30th teenage homicide in a year just as Arsenal was already preparing to roll out its “No More Red” campaign. The north London club’s players will wear unique all-white Adidas jerseys — drained of the club’s traditional red colors — for Sunday’s FA Cup match against Nottingham Forest. “The white shirt is a symbol of that stand against knife crime,” said Jack Ironside, who has worked on Arsenal’s schemes in London communities for 15 years. “It’s devastating for individuals, it’s devastating for families and devastating for the communities that they live in. “That trauma is lived by their friends and their families that live on. But what we’ve got an opportunity to do here is raise awareness and look at solutions — not answers....
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reinforced federal regulators’ decision earlier this week to authorize Pfizer booster doses for healthy people ages 12-15, a move that comes amid growing concerns that federal regulators are shutting out vaccine experts from decision-making. CHILDREN HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 HITS RECORD LEVELS AS OMICRON RAGES The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 to recommend administering Pfizer booster doses to otherwise healthy adolescents ages 12-17 just hours before CDC Director Rochelle Walensky gave her final approval. The FDA authorized booster shots for 12- to 15-year-olds Monday and for 16- and 17-year-olds last month without convening its committee of vaccine experts, making Wednesday’s the latest authorization in a succession of green lights for extra doses meant to slow down the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant. “The FDA experts are right in being hesitant to authorize boosters in young people,” said Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and outspoken critic of the Biden administration’s push for boosters in healthy young people. “We're in...
    Two sisters are among 12 people killed in a Philadelphia apartment building blaze, with grieving relatives fearful that many of the siblings' 11 young children also died. Family members said sisters Virginia Thomas, 30, and Rosalee McDonald, 33, were killed in an apartment fire Wednesday morning in Philadelphia's Fairmount section that authorities said killed at least 12 people, including seven children. The woman's cousin Aneisha Thomas told the Philly Inquirer that she was mourning her relatives, and that she fears Thomas's five young children and McDonald's six youngsters are also among the victims. They have yet to discover which of the youngsters may have lost their lives, or survived.   The blaze was first reported at 6.38am at 860 North 23rd Street where 26 people were living across two apartments on three floors. Sisters Virginia Thomas, 30, (left)  and Rosalee McDonald, 33, (right) were killed in an apartment fire Wednesday morning in Philadelphia's Fairmount section Fire officials said the fire began in the kitchen of the upstairs apartment and quickly spread A Philadelphia firefighter works at the scene of a deadly...
    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, and that means troubling images and videos will be replayed, reviving raw memories of a dark day in our nation’s history. CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff spoke to some educators who offered tips on how parents and guardians should talk to children about what transpired on Jan. 6, 2021. READ MORE: House January 6 Committee Recommends Contempt Charges Against Mark MeadowsCameras captured the violence live and yet there is still no national consensus on events that took place on that day. According to an Associated Press-NORC poll, 29% of Republicans see the attack as “not at all violent,” while 64% of all Americans describe the day as “very or extremely violent.” “It’s not troubling to me. People were expressing themselves,” one person told CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff on Wednesday. “Any form of aggression or violence, it’s no good,” another person said. Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images) The...
    (CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted 13-1 Wednesday in favor of expanding the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine booster recommendation to include people as young as 12. The new recommendation: "A single Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-10 vaccine booster dose is recommended for persons aged 12 to 17 years at least 5 months after primary series under the FDA's emergency use authorization."CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky must sign off on the recommendation for it to take effect. A record-high number of kids are getting hospitalized with Covid-19 as overall Covid-19 hospitalizations soar past the Delta peakThe advisers made the recommendation after hearing research on rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in young people who have gotten Covid-19 vaccines and noting that many parents are concerned about long-term side effects of vaccines. They also considered that vaccine uptake among 12- to 17-year-olds has slowed recently and weighed the record numbers of Covid-19 cases in children amid a surge of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus.On Monday, the FDA expanded the emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19...
    Yale University has banned its students eating outdoors at local restaurants for this upcoming spring semester, despite a leading scientist saying students are the lowest risk group for serious COVID side effects. The Ivy League university - which has 58 percent of students living in on-campus housing - made the announcement in an email Tuesday afternoon.  Students are being told to return to campus between January 14 and February 4 and they have to quarantine until the results of a COVID-19 test, according to the Yale Daily News.  A post on its Facebook page explained: 'Yale announced its plans for the start of spring semester in an afternoon email. Students can return to campus anytime between Jan. 14 and Feb. 4.  'They must quarantine in their residences (except to pick up food and test) until they receive results of an arrival test. Yale instituted a campus-wide quarantine until Feb. 7 or (which may be extended depending on public health conditions).  'Students may not visit New Haven businesses or eat at local restaurants (even outdoors) except for curbside pickup. Dining is grab-and-go...
    A version of this piece first appeared on Common Sense  Universities are supposed to be bastions of critical thinking, reason and logic.  But the Covid policies they have adopted — policies that have derailed two years of students' education and threaten to upend the upcoming spring semester — have exposed them as nonsensical, anti-scientific and often downright cruel. Some of America's most prestigious universities are leading the charge. At Georgetown University, fully vaccinated students are randomly tested for Covid every week. Using a PCR test, which can detect tiny amounts of dead virus, asymptomatic students who test positive are ordered to a room in a designated building where they spend 10 days in confinement. Food is dropped off once a day at the door. I spoke to several students who were holed up. One of them told me she would sometimes call a friend to come and wave at her through the window, just to see a human face. Another told me that the experience in quarantine 'totally changed' her feelings about the school.  'Everyone's just fed up at this point,'...
    A MYSTERY brain illness that is baffling Canadian doctors is increasingly affecting young people, a doctor has claimed. People who care for patients with the progressively worsening disease are also bizarrely becoming sick, as though it is catching.  1Doctors are baffled about the mystery brain disease seen in patients in CanadaCredit: Alamy The disease has been instilling confusion and fear for two years with health officials in the affected area, New Brunswick, no closer to discovering the cause.  Symptoms listed by health chiefs include memory problems, muscle spasms, balance issues, difficulty walking or falls, hallucinations, unexplained weight loss, and pain in the limbs. The illness is similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, (CJD), a rare and fatal brain disease, one form of which is known as "Mad Cow Disease”. A whistleblower has said the condition is alarming doctors, two years after it was first discovered in the spring of 2019. Speaking to the Guardian, the employee with Vitalité Health Network, one of the province’s two health authorities, said suspected cases are growing in young people. Young people are not typically at risk...
    A YOUNG grandmother gave birth to her son just months before her teenage daughter had her first child. Clare Milner, 34, from Newport, Shropshire, welcomed her one-year-old son, Hunter, last year, and within 12 months her eldest child, Elisse, who's 18, became pregnant with her son, Lucas. 4Clare and her son, Hunter, who was born just months before her first grandchildCredit: Caters According to the mother and daughter duo, the two are always confused as sisters by strangers when they are out and about, despite Clare actually being a grandmother as well as bringing up her youngest son too. Clare added: ''I've received funny comments all my life since being a young mum, as I had Elisse when I was 16.'' Although she was shocked to learn her teenage daughter's expecting a baby, Clare revealed that "becoming a mum again at a similar time to my daughter has brought us close together than we have ever been before.'' FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED Clare shared she became pregnant with Hunter after a short relationship with...
    Howard Stern is starting the new year off by adding Oprah Winfrey to his list of Covid violators. “Over vacation I tried to decompress,” Stern said on his SiriusXM radio show. “I was watching Oprah, I follow her on Instagram. I’m really amazed by Oprah, I really am. On her Instagram she likes to take you into her house where every night of Christmas is a big party like a celebration and she flies in a different chef.” Stern continued that Oprah having people over during a pandemic makes little sense to him. “It’s getting very confusing to me,” Stern said. “I see what’s going on with Covid. Everyone’s got it. Everyone’s sick. People have a 104 fever. I don’t want to have a 104 fever, I don’t want to get sick so I’m hiding. But everyone else is out running around. I see Oprah is having dinner parties.” Stern was bothered by the number of people Oprah has over. “It also looks like it’s Gayle King and about 20 young ladies from Africa who are orphans or something,” he said....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you look around Tina Ford’s apartment, you’ll see the love she has for her children. “Armani was a good kid. He was mild mannered,” she said about her son. READ MORE: Medical Marijuana's Legal Status In PA Changes How Cops Can Do Traffic StopsFord said he knew at a young age listening was a virtue. “I used to always say to him, your mom or your sister talks so much. Where do you fit in. He would say mom everything doesn’t always need to have a response. He said. I listen,” Ford told KDKA. He was a football star at Clairton High School and wanted to start a cleaning business. Then April 26, 2019, Tina’s life changed forever. She was at a hair salon with her daughter who was about to leave for the Air Force. “When I got the call, I just instantly dropped to my knees and was like ‘they killed my son,’” Ford said. Armani was shot and killed. His mother said it was a robbery. The suspects would be caught, but her...
    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Two men were given long prison terms Wednesday for killing seven young people in 2020, bloodshed that shocked this country where mass slayings are rare. Prosecutors said Reynaldo Cuadra McBean was sentenced to 50 years and Jean Carlos Hernandez was sentenced to serve 36 years for their convictions on homicide, abduction, aggravated robbery and other charges. The court found them guilty on Dec. 15. Authorities have never offered a motive for the killings on July 17, 2020. Relatives found the bodies of the four women and three men between the ages of 17 and 22 near Lake Gatun after they did not return from an outing. The youths were among 13 who had gone to the lake that day. Five of the bodies were found in an abandoned military bunker probably dating from the time of U.S. control of the Panama Canal. Investigators said the bodies bore signs of bullet wounds. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ABC Michelle Young & Nayte Olukoya are ready to get married. Michelle Young and Nayte Olukoya won’t be waiting very long when it comes to getting married. The couple, who got engaged on the finale of “The Bachelorette,” seem ready to tie the knot — and they don’t plan on waiting very long. While some couples come off the show and really want to give their relationship a chance to develop before taking the next step, Michelle and Nayte aren’t wasting any time. In fact, Nayte is already planning on moving from Austin, Texas, to Michelle’s home state of Minnesota, right after the new year. “I’m moving to Minnesota. Let’s call it soon, a couple months maybe. There’s no reason to wait with Michelle let’s do this,” Nayte told Kaitlyn Bristowe on the “After the Final Rose” special. So, will Michelle and Nayte get married in 2022? It’s very possible. Here’s what you need to know:Michelle & Nayte Have Already Been Talking About Their Wedding View this post on Instagram A post shared by Babatunde Nayte Olukoya...
    CBS Kyland Young on 'Big Brother 23.' Kyland Young was part of the six-person Cookout alliance on “Big Brother 23.” He was a formidable competitor throughout the game, winning Head of Household three times and the Power of Veto twice. He also ruffled some feathers during his time in the “Big Brother” house. Most notably, when he implied that Xavier Prather had let down his nephew by breaking their final two deal. 30-year-old Young also irritated his alliance members when he asked Power of Veto holder Hannah Chaddha to take him off the block in week 8 even though The Cookout had all agreed he should sit next to Sarah Beth Steagall on eviction night. After Steagall’s eviction, she said in exit interviews that she felt Young had told her unnecessary lies during the game. In a December 27 Instagram post, Young opened up about his experience as a neurodivergent person and said that as he learns more about how his brain works, he’s had to “re-examine every single difficult interaction I’ve had in my entire life with...
    Washington, DC (CNN)When Roxy Ndebumadu, a Black conservative woman, ran for city council in Bowie, Maryland, at age 26, it was hard to find mentorship from elected officials of similar backgrounds. "My, I guess you would say, makeup is very unique," Ndebumadu told CNN. "There are just not a lot of young women who are elected. There are not a lot of Black women who are elected, and there are not a lot of conservative young Black women who are elected or seeking to run for office," she said. Now Ndebumadu, who was first elected to the city council in 2019, is trying to change that reality. My youth is a strength: Members of Gen Z launch campaigns for CongressShe, along with a number of other young conservatives, are working with Run GenZ, an organization co-founded in 2020 by Iowa state Rep. Joe Mitchell to recruit, mentor and train young conservatives running for office in down-ballot races. Read MoreAhead of 2022, Mitchell says, Run GenZ will focus heavily on candidates for state legislature races in Texas, Florida and Iowa....
    One of these, and this family would be planning a joyful Christmas together. This series documents stories from the Herman Cain Awards subreddit, tracking the COVID mis- and disinformation on Facebook that is leading to so many deaths. Today’s cautionary tale is quite infuriating. Oh boy, this pastor is a Grade A conspiracist. Among his greatest hits:  As the Jan. 6 certification of the election was drawing near, his rhetoric picked up. During one event at a government building, he yelled: “This is a revival of patriotism like the world has never seen! And we’ve got to push back and stand up, church! We can’t be cowards.” He retweeted an advertisement for the “March for Trump” that would be held in Washington D.C., on Jan. 6, an ad that said, “The calvary is coming, Mr. President!” Then he added: “It’ll be epic!” [...] When the insurrection attempt at the Capitol was just two days away, Locke tweeted, “If you don’t have convictions worth dying for, you’ve never learned what living is,” and, “Rise up!” On the eve of the insurrection, Locke...
    The jewelry initiative in the US has witnessed many big players over the years. Still, a few rare ‘gems’ have astounded people with the level of expertise in designing and creating art pieces in the form of custom jewelry. One name that tops this list in America is ‘Jewel Box’ by Rohit Poputya, “Ro The Jeweler.” Jewel Box is considered one of Springfield, Virginia’s most prestigious jewellery manufacturing firms for its vast assortment of fine jewelry. They pride themselves as a leading company that has always catered extraordinarily to all their clients by furnishing their fine jewelry. Never one to ever cut corners, their commitment to crafting personalized pieces with diligence and care makes customers fall that much more in love with their brand. Ro’s commitment to a genuine business has seized the attention of many celebrities, prominent personalities, and athletes. Whether dealing with clients in person or digitally, Ro highlights his passion for magnifying the company’s vision and catering to customers with maximum openness and transparency. For example, he states, “I got in the game because I was tired...
    How can I protect a child too young for a COVID-19 vaccine?  Children younger than 5 can’t get COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. yet, but there are steps you can take to protect them from infection over the holidays.  "Surround them with adults and siblings who are vaccinated, boosted if eligible," advises Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  JOE CONCHA: BIDEN’S COVID CHRISTMAS DISASTER A FITTING CAP FOR HIS YEAR  A baby looks at a stand where a person wearing a Santa Claus outfit greets children at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, Dec. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) She also encourages taking COVID-19 home tests before gatherings.  The CDC recommends that anyone who's not vaccinated – including children ages 2 and older – wear masks indoors in public. If your child is younger than 2 — or cannot wear a mask for other reasons — the agency suggests limiting visits with unvaccinated people. And it says to keep a distance between the child and others in public places.  CDC CUTS QUARANTINE TIME FOR...
    How can I protect a child too young for a COVID-19 vaccine? Children younger than 5 can’t get COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. yet, but there are steps you can take to protect them from infection over the holidays. “Surround them with adults and siblings who are vaccinated, boosted if eligible,” advises Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also encourages taking COVID-19 home tests before gatherings. The CDC recommends that anyone who’s not vaccinated – including children ages 2 and older – wear masks indoors in public. If your child is younger than 2 — or cannot wear a mask for other reasons — the agency suggests limiting visits with unvaccinated people. And it says to keep a distance between the child and others in public places. Adults might also opt to wear a mask indoors in public to set an example for young children, the CDC says. But in virus hot spots, it says everyone should wear masks in those settings, regardless of whether they’re vaccinated. Matthew Binnicker, an expert in...
    Americans who've avoided getting a COVID vaccine are more likely to have done so because they're young, and not because they're right wing, recent data analysis has found.   Professor Anthony DiMaggio, who heads the political science department at Lehigh University, said the contrast in vaccination updates between Americans aged over 65 and under was far more marked than the difference in shot uptake between Democrats and Republicans.  One of the sets of data analysis that DiMaggio analyzed, from Pew University, found that just 66 per cent of Americans aged 18 and 29 had received at least one COVID vaccine dose when polled over the summer. That was in marked contrast to the 86 per cent of people aged 65 and up. Breaking vaccination rates down by political party, 80 per cent of Republicans aged 65 and up told Pew researchers they'd received at least one dose - well above the 72 per cent national average, with just 45 per cent of Republicans aged 18 to 29 saying they'd had one or more shots when polled at the same time. A...