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    NEW York City mothers are receiving some help in the form of cash. In July 2021, 100 pregnant moms or mothers with a baby under a year old were chosen. 1The first guaranteed income program in New York City is helping new moms The guaranteed income program comes with no strings attached - and it's set to be extended. It comes after Congress failed to extend the federal child tax credits, which have given families up to $300 per child a month since July. The hope is the money will help the mothers purchase necessities such as formula or diapers, and even take care of rent or childcare. The Bridge Project found that 60% of New York City's babies and young children up to age three were within 200% of the poverty line. The families lived in the Washington Heights, Harlem and Inwood neighborhoods. There are 50 mothers who are receiving $500, every two weeks, for three years. Another 50 mothers are receiving $1,000 a month for three years. Most read in moneyMEAL DEAL Apply for automatic benefits of $95...
    Michelle Alyssa Go, 40, was pushed on to the tracks on the southbound N/Q/R/W platform at West 42nd Street and Broadway on Saturday at 9:30am The mayor of New York on Tuesday evening joined hundreds of people for a vigil to remember a Deloitte executive pushed under a subway train on Saturday - hours after admitting that he himself is concerned for his safety on the trains. Eric Adams, a former NYPD officer, was elected on a promise to make the city safer, but has seen crime rise 65 percent in just the first two weeks since he took office. On Tuesday night, he paid tribute to Michelle Alyssa Go, a 40-year-old who was shoved into the path of an oncoming train in Times Square, and said the violence has to stop. 'Right here in Times Square, I served as a police officer, and spent many days in the early '80s wearing a blue uniform as a police officer - a transit police officer, watching where we were,' he told the crowd. 'Swearing and committed that we would never go...
    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...
    Grocery chain Wegmans will open two new D.C.-area stores this year, and it is now actively hiring for those locations, a total of 600 current openings. The new, 81,000-square-foot Wegmans in Alexandria’s Carlyle neighborhood on Stovall Street will open this spring. It is currently hiring for 300 part-time positions across all departments. The Alexandria store will employ 450 full- and part-time employees when it opens. More Business News Wegmans is holding a virtual hiring event for the Carlyle store from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20. Wegmans has been sending out direct mail to encourage area residents to apply for jobs at the Carlyle location. Wegmans’ Northwest D.C. location, part of the redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae headquarters, at 3900 Wisconsin Ave. NW, is scheduled to open this summer. That 84,000-square-foot store is the retail anchor for Roadside Development’s mixed-use City Ridge project. It began hiring full-time employees there last fall, and is now recruiting for 300 part-time positions. There are remaining openings for entry-level management jobs. Wegmans is taking applications for the Wisconsin...
    THE state of Georgia is on a mission to help its residents live a better quality of life. A new guaranteed income program will soon be helping hundreds of women, in particular Black women, by providing monthly money to help bridge a wage gap. 1Eligible Georgia women are in line to receive $850 a month for two years The Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund is partnering with GiveDirectly to run what it described as the largest guaranteed income program in the South. The flagship program is called In Her Hands. The initiative will provide guaranteed income for Black women across Georgia. It's a $13million program aimed at helping women gain economic security. The first phase will launch in early 2022. It will aid Black women who live in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, which is the neighborhood where civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up. Most read moneyBIG BUCKS Deadline for automatic $660 monthly payments passes after $1,100 boosts sentHELP IS HERE Bonus EBT $1,504 cards arriving NOW after SNAP emergency $95 boosts sent outCASH DELAYS Why you...
    ABERDEEN (WJZ) — Hundreds of saliva samples collected at Ripken Stadium Jan. 10 expired by the time they got to a lab in Texas. The saliva samples collected on Jan. 10 were redirected from the primary lab in New Jersey after a COVID-19 outbreak led to staff shortages. READ MORE: American Visionary Art Museum Hosts MLK Day Poetry SlamThose samples were then sent to a backup lab in Texas, according to a representative from Omnipoynt Solutions, the vendor at the Ripken Stadium location. “Because of the differences in protocols between the two laboratories, those saliva samples didn’t arrive to the laboratory to be processed,” Aaron Poynton from Omnipoynt Solutions told WJZ on Monday. “Unfortunately, the PCR results couldn’t be processed.” Poynton said 471 samples were affected, resulting in no PCR results. But everyone who tested last week received a rapid antigen test and received those results within 10 minutes. READ MORE: Maryland Science Center Opens Interactive Exhibit On The Human BodyThose people who took COVID-19 tests on Jan. 10 and did not receive PCR results can return to Ripken Stadium...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/BCN) – Around 200 Kaiser mental health clinicians in Oakland went on strike Monday to demand better care for communities of color, representatives of the National Union of Healthcare Workers said. Psychologists, social workers, addiction counselors and marriage and family therapists from Oakland and Richmond were picketing Monday morning outside Kaiser’s Oakland hospital at 3600 Broadway. READ MORE: Thieves Target License Plates in San Francisco; Rack Up Parking TicketsAt 10:30 a.m., the workers were scheduled to march to Kaiser’s headquarters at 1 Kaiser Plaza in Oakland and hold a rally there at 11:30 a.m. The strike will end after the rally, organizers said. No strike activity is taking place in Richmond. “Kaiser treats mental health care as separate and unequal to its medical care,” said Sabrina Chaumette, a social worker, who is one of only five Black mental health clinicians providing care to adult Kaiser patients in Oakland, in a statement. Kaiser therapists strike wanting action to provide culturally-responsive mental health care to communities of color and also protest Kaiser not making MLK Day 2022 a...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds marched across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and called on Congress to pass voting legislation. "Today we are here for this march across Frederick Douglass bridge to say to the president and U.S. Senate: You were successful with infrastructure, which is a great thing, but we need you to use that same energy to ensure all Americans have the unencumbered right to vote," Martin Luther King III told the crowd before the march.WATCH: VideoMarchers said they came to honor the late King, protect democracy and bring awareness to voter suppression. SENATE FILIBUSTER FIGHT: WHAT'S IN DEMOCRATS' VOTING BILL AT CENTER OF SHOWDOWN? "I'm terrified that our democracy is under attack," one woman told Fox News Digital. "We are seeing an erosion of our voting rights." "If we can't push through voting rights, we're going to see a slide towards authoritarianism," she continued. The King family leads hundreds of marchers across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan) Another marcher, Joseline Garcia, told Fox News:...
    ABERDEEN, Md. (WJZ) — Nearly 500 people need to retest for COVID-19 after tests they took Monday at Ripken Stadium at Aberdeen didn’t make it to the lab in time and expired. A spokesperson for the Harford County Health Department told WJZ its primary laboratory, run by Omnipoynt Solutions, experienced a COVID-19 outbreak this week and had to shut down. Approximately 471 salivas samples from Monday, Jan. 10 were rerouted to a backup laboratory, but expired before they could be processed, the department explained. Everyone tested at the center also took rapid tests, from which they got a result the same day. Anyone who needs to get retested can enter the line at Ripken Stadium and turn on their hazard lights. After a lot attendant verifies you were tested Monday, you will have access to an expedited line for testing.
    In this article PTONPeloton Interactive Inc. stationary bicycles sit on display at the company's showroom on Madison Avenue in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019.Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesPeloton is about to begin effectively charging customers more for its original Bike and Tread products, citing rising inflation and heightened supply chain costs. Beginning Jan. 31, the company will be asking customers to pay an additional $250 for delivery and setup for its Bike, and an additional $350 for its Tread, according to a banner on its website. That will bring the costs for those products up to $1,745 and $2,845, respectively. Previously, Peloton said that the $250 and $350 fees for delivery and assembly were included in the total price of the Bike and Tread. The price of Peloton's newer Bike+ product, at $2,495, is not going to change, according to its website. In the U.K., Germany and Australia, Peloton has similar messaging on its website that costs will be going up starting Jan. 31. During a recent meeting among company management, Peloton's chief marketing and...
    Hundreds of people attended a mass funeral Sunday for fifteen of the seventeen victims of the Bronx apartment building fire on Jan. 9, The Associated Press reported.  The ceremony filled the Islamic Cultural Center, while other mourners looked through the mosque’s windows and watching on big-screen televisions outside.  New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerRomney: I never got a call from White House to discuss voting rights Kyrsten Sinema's courage, Washington hypocrisy and the politics of rage Joe Biden's disastrous 48 hours MORE (D-N.Y.) and Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin (D), joined two Gambian officials who attended the service.  “When tragedies occur, we come together,” Schumer said in a statement.  The mass funeral followed a week of prayers and mourning within the small community of Gambian migrants, according to the AP. Eleven of the victims were from the West African country.  Haji Dukuray, the uncle of victim Haja Dukuray, who died along with her three children, called the tragedy a “sad situation,” the AP reported.  “This is a sad situation. But everything comes from God. Tragedies always happen, we just thank Allah that...
    The Saskatchewan Screamer is tearing through the US causing tornadoes in the South, heavy snowfall in the north and plunging temperatures down to single digits as the powerful winter storms moves up the East Coast. After unleashing its fury across the southeast Sunday, it's likely to begin moving northeast before battering states along the Atlantic on Monday, Accuweather forecasters said. 'The heaviest snowfall will accumulate across interior parts of the Northeast, unloading accumulations that could bring some communities to a standstill,' the weather network reported. By the time the storm is through, 100 million Americans will likely have felt its effect, Accuweather said. The storm has already left more than 220,000 people without power. In North Carolina - hit hardest by Sunday's snow siege - more than 82,000 people were without power as temperatures plunged to 25 F.  More than 74,000 others were powerless in South Carolina where the thermostat dipped to 25 F, while a blackout affected about 20,000 people in Florida, according a site that tracks electricity outages. More than 45,000 outrages were reported in Georgia, where Atlanta recorded a low...
    HUNDREDS of mourners attended the mass funeral on Sunday afternoon for 15 of the 17 victims of the Bronx apartment building fire. Crowds gathered at the Bronx Islamic Cultural Center in New York to pay their respects to those killed in last week's devastating fire. 6Mayor Eric Adams was one of the speakers at Sunday's mass funeral serviceCredit: Reuters 6The outpouring of support was so huge that the Bronx mosque couldn't contain all of the mourners,Credit: Reuters Sunday marks one week since the Bronx fire at Twin Park apartments at 333 E 181st Street. Funerals began Wednesday with a service at a Harlem mosque for two young siblings, Seydou Toure, 12, and Haouwa Mahamadou, 5. Community leaders made arrangements for the remaining victims "on behalf of the West African Community," as all 15 were a part of a close-knit Gambian community from West Africa. Elected officials including Mayor Eric Adams, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and Senator Chuck Schumer sat in the front row across from the caskets at the emotional funeral service. “These funeral caskets are here because they...
    A winter storm making its way through the Southeastern portion of the United States has left hundreds of thousands of people without power. Across the Southeast, there were more than 200,000 power outages reported across the region as of Sunday afternoon as a result of the winter storm, according to PowerOutage.us.  North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said that over 41,000 homes and businesses were without power during a press conference at noon, and said that shelters are open around the state for people who don't have power or heat. WINTER SYSTEM BRINGS HEAVY SNOW, ICE, SEVERE WEATHER TO THE EAST Vehicles navigate hazardous driving conditions along Interstate 85/40 as a winter storm moves through the area in Mebane, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) ( (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)) In one portion of Interstate 95 in North Carolina, Cooper said that a short section was closed because of power lines that were low-hanging and covered with ice. In the central and western portions of the state, roads are covered with ice, the North Carolina Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette...
    The Kentucky cities of Mayfield and Bowling Green are hundreds of miles from the Downriver area, but a local veterans group was emotionally impacted by their critical need for help after the cities were caught in the path of a deadly tornado. In fact, members of the Downriver for Veterans group took on a major support effort bringing donated supplies there without even knowing a single resident they were helping. On Dec. 10, an EF4 tornado reaching wind speeds of more than 190 mph left a 165-mile trail of devastation that claimed the lives of 22 people. This house was practically blown away after a tornado hit Mayfield, Kentucky. (Photo courtesy of Downriver for Veterans)  Ann Rudisill, founder of the group and a U.S. Airforce Vietnam-era veteran, watched the breaking news on the killer twister and saw what it did to families. The two communities were the targets of the tornado’s wrath and Rudisill said she felt compelled to help. She brought the idea to members of the group and asked what they thought about collecting needed supplies and assisting...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Hundreds of local students will be pounding the pavement Sunday as they tackle a half-marathon in Pasadena. The 13.1 mile course was expected to get underway at the Rose Bowl. READ MORE: Health Officials Describe Winter COVID Surge At 'Near Crisis Level'Among its participants were Students Run LA, a program that teaches at-risk youth long-term goals through continuous races. READ MORE: Legal Battle Over Prince's $156 Million Estate Comes To An End“It is an opportunity to make them understand that they are young, youthful, that they really haven’t reached their peak and that they have a long road ahead of them, that they can achieve long-term goals,” said Sam Scruggs, who works at Locke High School with Students Run LA. Scruggs added that the program assist its participants in knowing that they can accomplish anything. MORE NEWS: Authorities Increase Security At Local Synagogues Following Texas Standoff“It gives me a sense of accomplishment and knowing that I am able to run 13.1 miles,” said Denise Garcia, a runner. “Every time I check my pace,...
    The students are also demanding Chicago Public Schools provide "every student with their own personal laptop," and the organization emphasizes that the laptops must have "4GB RAM & 512GB storage, and at least 8 hours of battery life." The group said the students should be able to keep the laptops "during their entire duration as students, virtual or not." They also petitioned for "access to high speed wifi, that has at least 10 Mbps of download speed and 1 Mbps of upload speed." The group also requests "personal tutors outside of school hours in every school." The Chi-Rads claim, "There are many aspects of our everyday lives that hinder certain students from receiving quality education from inequitable structures and oppressive systems within the city." To remedy the "inequitable structures and oppressive systems," the group demands the school to "reload EBT cards" and hire "one full-time therapist/psychologist for every 30 students." The students also require COVID-19 relief stipends. "Much like Covid Relief packages, students should receive covid relief stipends to help cover the necessities that families are going through...
    Protesters took to the streets of the Big Apple with a ban on housing evictions set to expire on Saturday. Some of those demonstrating were arrested by police.  About 100 also turned out in Manhattan on Friday demanding the extension of a moratorium on rental evictions. As in previous days demonstrators waved banners and chanted slogans in front of the New York public library. 'Housing is a human right' read one banner, while another brandished a picture of Hochul with the words, 'Governor of evictions'. People take part in a protest against the ending of the eviction moratorium which is due to end People march to the New York Governor's office during a protest against the ending of the eviction moratorium in Manhattan, New York Organizations are concerned about the coronavirus surge, the wake of a deadly fire in the Bronx and freezing winter temperatures
    By Claudio Escalón | Associated Press SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Some 600 migrants hoping to reach the United States set off in a caravan Saturday from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula. Hundreds of young men, women and children, most from Nicaragua, Honduras and Cuba, had gathered overnight and early morning at the city’s central bus station. Shortly after dawn, they set out walking toward the Guatemalan border in hopes that travelling in a group would be safer or cheaper than trying to hire smugglers or trying on their own. A smaller second group soon joined. Fabricio Ordoñez, a young Honduran laborer, said he had joined the group in hopes of “giving a new life to my family.” “The dream is to be in the United States to be able to do many things in Honduras,” he said, adding he was pessimistic that left-leaning President-elect Xiomara Castro, who takes office on Jan. 27, would be able to quickly solve the Central American nation’s economic and social problems after 12 years of conservative administrations plagued by scandal. “They...
    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (WCCO) — Tow truck companies raced to keep up with the more than 700 crashes on Minnesota roads Friday while trying to keep safe themselves. In the last 16 hours, 728 cars crashed or spun out. READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: After 10+ Inches Of Snow In Southwestern MN, Clear And Chilly SaturdayTow truck drivers like Jeff Olness, who has owned and operated Jeff’s Transport in Eden Prairie since 1989, says preparation on his part begins before the snow starts falling. “The night before, you know. We were ready to go,” Olness said. “I actually don’t look forward to the snowstorms anymore. It’s just so dangerous out there too. After all of these years, it’s just unbelievable.” Olness says many of the crashes or spinouts he works could be prevented if drivers slowed down. READ MORE: Proctor High School Student Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teammate In Locker Room“[On highway 212], people are doing 65-70 miles an hour, they don’t let off,” he said. “If you don’t have to go anywhere, stay home,” Gary DeRusha said, who operates Bobby...
    Protests broke out in Maimana, capital of Afghanistan’s Faryab province, on Thursday after the Taliban arrested one of their own commanders, Uzbekistan-born Makhdoom Alam. A veteran battlefield commander and “shadow governor” of Faryab under the Taliban’s “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” Alam was the highest-ranking Uzbek in the Taliban hierarchy before his arrest. Alam was arrested in Mazar-e-Sharif on Wednesday for murky reasons, reportedly on the orders of Mullah Fazel Akhund, the Taliban’s deputy defense minister. Maimana was the scene of protests because the population is majority Uzbek, the third-largest ethnic group in Afghanistan. The Taliban has been treating Afghanistan’s Uzbeks poorly ever since it seized power over the summer. In December, Taliban fighters were accused of evicting over a thousand Uzbeks and Turkmen in northern Afghanistan and giving their property to Pashtuns, the dominant ethnicity in the Taliban. Similar offenses were perpetrated in other towns against the Hazara, a Shiite Muslim minority. Former Faryab governor Naqibullah Fayek told local media on Friday he long ago warned Alam the Taliban would betray him once the civilian government in Kabul was...
    BOB Saget's wife Kelly Rizzo sobbed during her speech at the late comic's funeral filled with hundred as Full House's John Stamos helped carry his costar's casket. The Full House alum, 65, passed away on Sunday in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Grande Lakes, Florida, following two sold out shows. 13Bob Saget was 65 years old at the time of his deathCredit: The Mega Agency 13Friends and family attended the late star's funeral including the star's wife Kelly RizzoCredit: Coleman-Rayner 13Guests help carry out Bob's coffinCredit: Coleman-Rayner His cause of death is yet to be confirmed but he is believed to have died peacefully in his sleep. Family and friends gathered to say their goodbyes to the legendary star at a moving service "full of laughs" held at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries at the Tanach Chapel. He was transported to the cemetery in a blue Chevrolet hearse. Aside from his family, dozens notable faces attended the service including comedian Mike Binder, singer John Mayer, comedian Jeffrey Ross, Full House co-star John Stamos and...
    Reuters on Thursday pointed to a particularly grim indicator of Libyan government malfunction: a pile of 742 dead Islamic State fighters have been rotting in refrigerated food containers outside the city of Misrata since 2016 – and growing quite fragrant due to intermittent power outages. Some of the bodies are foreign nationals who remain uncollected by their home governments. The refrigerators are sitting in a “dusty corner” of a police compound near Misrata, Libya’s second-largest city and the setting for major battles during each of the factional wars that have erupted after former U.S. President Barack Obama, at the urging of his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, invaded and destabilized the country a decade ago.  “The compound, run by a police unit and surrounded by fences and security cameras, reeks of decay. Weeds grow between the containers and an abandoned forensic tent stands under the burning sun,” Reuters wrote. Food refrigerated containers, that hold corpses of alleged Islamic State fighters, are pictured in Kararim, near Misrata, Libya January 4, 2022. (Libyan Criminal Investigation Bureau/Handout) Some of the bodies piled...
    Hundreds of Boston public school students stormed out of their classes on Friday to protest in-person learning as COVID-19 continues to surge. After the walkout, students across the district delivered an online presentation with a list of demands to local and state officials, insisting that “students should not have to risk their lives for an education.” More than 600 high school students across 11 schools participated in Friday morning’s peaceful protest, according to Boston.com. They reportedly left their classes at 10:30 a.m. Some returned to school after the walkout, and others simply went home. Following the walkout, the Boston Student Advisory Committee—a student council for district high schoolers—hosted a webinar with testimony from students and faculty members who shared their experiences and concerns during the pandemic. Boston.com reported that more than a thousand of the city’s faculty members were out the first week after winter break due to COVID-19, and 41,063 new cases were reported among Massachusetts public school students just last week. The Friday call started off with students urging supporters to contact local and state legislators...
    The moon's crust may have formed thanks to a 'slushy' magma ocean that froze over the course of hundreds of millions years, a new study has revealed.   An international team of scientists, led by the University of Cambridge, created a series of computer and mathematical models to examine the chemical make-up and behaviour of moon rocks, and how they'd behave in the early 'liquid magma' moon. They found that as the moon cooled, after its initial explosive beginning, the freezing sea of molten rock could have led to the current lunar surface. The moon's crust may have formed in a similar way to crystals in a slushy machine, the researchers said, before remaining suspended in liquid magma over hundreds of millions of years as the 'slush' of the young moon froze and solidified. If the crystals remain suspended as a slurry, then when the crystal content of the slurry exceeds a critical threshold, the slurry becomes thick and sticky. This increase of crystal content occurs most dramatically near the surface, where the slushy magma ocean is cooled, resulting in a...
    Joe Rogan, host of the podcast "Joe Rogan Experience" Even he admits he’s “a fucking moron,” but that doesn’t stop Joe Rogan’s daily double-down on actually being an ignorant asshole. In addition to the worthless trash that comes out of his mouth about “woke culture” and the silencing of “straight white men,” his mainstay has been talking shit about the COVID-19 vaccine, and now that content has come back to bite him in the ass.  Wednesday, a group of 270 doctors, scientists, and health professionals wrote an open letter to Spotify about “false and societally harmful assertions” spewing from The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE), demanding that the streaming service “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on its platform.” The letter reads that Rogan’s 11 million listeners are repeatedly subjected to “misleading and false claims on his podcast, provoking distrust in science and medicine. He has discouraged vaccination in young people and children, incorrectly claimed that mRNA vaccines are ‘gene therapy,’ promoted off-label use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 (contrary to FDA warnings), and spread a number of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.” The group specifically takes issue with an interview...
    IF FORKING out hundreds of pounds for wallpaper sounds like a huge hit to your bank account, fear not. And don’t worry if the thought of DIY sends shivers down the back of your neck. @experimentingwithdecor/Tiktok 3 Interior Decorator Madgalena shares her simple hack for an inexpensive backsplash wall design One Interior Decorator has come to the rescue with her simple DIY hack that will instantly elevate any room.  And you don’t need to be a DIY expert or have a box full of tools to pull this one off. The interior whizz Magdalena posts her home hacks and DIY tutorials to her TikTok account ‘experimentingwithdecor’. One of her most recent videos if for a DIY backsplash that will save you paying out for expensive wallpaper.  And it’s super simple. Magdalena added her video to TikTok with the caption ‘I’ve had this “backsplash” for a couple of years and it still looks so good!’ Most read in Lifestyle SHOCK MOVE Andrew sex assault accuser wants vindication as Queen strips Duke of HRH title THE MOPE SHOW Harry miserable...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After stealing the identities of death row inmates and even a sitting U.S. senator to make off with billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have now moved on to impersonating doctors to dupe California officials into giving them disability checks. State officials on Monday said they had suspended 345,000 disability claims while they worked to verify the identity of about 27,000 doctors whose credentials were used to file disability claims for purported patients. READ MORE: Yuba City School Closes Due To 'Escalating' Number Of COVID-19 CasesThe Employment Development Department said most of those suspended claims were likely fraud attempts. But some of them are legitimate claims from people who can’t work because of an injury or are taking paid maternity leave. Now, those people’s checks have stopped while state officials try to sort out the mess. “Here we are once again when this big bureaucracy that can’t tell the difference between the honest and the corrupt,” said Assemblymember Jim Patterson, a Republican from Fresno. He said many of his affected constituents...
    Two hundred and seventy “scientists, medical professionals, professors, and science communicators” are requesting Spotify add a misinformation policy for its platform due to Joe Rogan’s massively popular podcast The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE). The “Open Letter to Spotify” calling for action against Rogan came as a result of Rogan’s interview with Dr. Robert Malone. The Malone episode has been called out for promoting conspiracy theories regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. The letter states, “By allowing the propagation of false and societally harmful assertions, Spotify is enabling its hosted media to damage public trust in scientific research and sow doubt in the credibility of data-driven guidance offered by medical professionals.” The letter continues to slam Rogan for his stance on Covid-19 treatments. “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Joe Rogan has repeatedly spread misleading and false claims on his podcast, provoking distrust in science and medicine. He has discouraged vaccination in young people and children, incorrectly claimed that mRNA vaccines are ‘gene therapy,’ promoted off-label use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 (contrary to FDA warnings), and spread a number of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories.”...
    An artist is suing Travis Scott for hundreds of thousands of dollars for allegedly stealing his artwork and using it as the cover of his 2016 album La Flame.   Mickaël Mehala, who is also known as Black Childish, filed a lawsuit in his home country of France over claims the rapper used art he made of the rapper as a centaur without permission, according to TMZ.   Mehala alleges he created the artwork in 2015 and sent it to Scott to see and share with fans in 2016. An artist is suing Travis Scott for hundreds of thousands of dollars for allegedly stealing his artwork for the cover of his 2016 album La Flame; pictured 2018 in Miami  But Mehala claims Travis never responded to the message. Later, he discovered the image was being used as the album cover for La Flame. The artist alleges he formally registered a copyright for the piece in February 2019, according to French legal documents acquired by TMZ. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Scream 5 is branded a 'gloriously gory basement...
    CVS Health has closed one of its New Jersey stores as part of a broader plan to shutter 900 stores by 2024. The company’s only store in Metuchen, located at 45 Pearl St. closed on Dec. 28, according to several reports. “All prescriptions will be seamlessly transferred to the nearby CVS Pharmacy at 913 Oak Tree Ave. in South Plainfield, which is less than 4 miles away, ensuring that pharmacy customers continue to have uninterrupted access to service," the company said in a statement. CVS Health will be closing 900 stores across the US in the next three years, the company announced in November Approximately 300 stores will close each year for the next three years, said the drug store chain.
    KOHIMA, India (AP) — Hundreds of people walked over 40 miles on Tuesday in India’s northeast to demand the repeal of a controversial act that grants special powers to Indian troops, following a deadly incident last month when soldiers killed over a dozen civilians. They began their protest in Dimapur, a city in Nagaland state, and walked 43 miles to Kohima, the state’s capital, raising slogans against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Many joined for stretches along the route, wearing traditional attire and holding placards. The road from Dimapur to Kohima is winding and strenuous, and often dusty in stretches. “It has been a tiring walk but I participated because we want AFSPA removed,” said 55-year-old Khamba Konyak. Khamba is Konyak, a Naga tribe whose 14 young men were killed in December by the Indian Army. The act gives the military sweeping powers to search, arrest and even shoot suspects with little fear of prosecution. Nagas and human rights groups have long accused security forces of abusing the law. Since the deaths, candlelight...
    BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- As many as 200 students walked out of Brooklyn Tech High School Tuesday to demand New York City offer remote learning.The students say the spike in COVID cases after the holiday worries them.Some say the access to at-home tests has been limited and they are concerned that some teachers and students are still coming to school sick.ALSO READ | How you can help families affected by Bronx fireEMBED More News Videos Chantee Lans reports on how to help the victims of the Bronx fire. So, they want to be able to choose online learning."Having all these children stacked on top of each other especially in schools as large as Brooklyn Tech is not ideal and I think just having that hybrid option would just alleviate the stress and make everything a little bit safer for everyone," Brooklyn Tech High School student Jaida Sahin said."I just genuinely do not feel safe in the school building anymore at this point and I think after winter break, we cross the line from in-person being better to remote and...
    POLITICAL parties who are out of touch end up out of power. The Government just needs to look at Labour to see that. In 2019 the Opposition lost a swathe of seats across the North because it lost the trust of voters. 2Triple whammy of soaring costs will hurt, we must act, says Conservative MP Jake BerryCredit: Getty It didn’t understand the issues which most affected Northerners’ lives, so it couldn’t put forward policies to make things better. But I worry that unless there is urgent action on the cost of living, millions of voters who switched to the Tories in 2019 are going to lose trust in us after just one term. It is sadly undeniable that we are all going to struggle to make ends meet over the next few months. That’s why the Northern Research Group, a group of dozens of Red Wall Tory MPs, is today setting out a three-point plan for PM Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to get a grip on the pain coming to voters’ wallets. People need help on energy bills...
    Alfred Ruf poisoned his wife as part of a scheme to get rich off her life insurance. So did Dr. Gregory “Brent” Dennis, who was looking at a $2 million payout. Joshua Hunsucker poisoned his wife for a mere $250K in life insurance money, $80,000 of which he used to buy a boat. David L. Pettis poisoned his wife for $150,000. I don’t know the names of the men who poisoned and killed my father and my brother Stan, who died last Thursday, but I know where they worked and why they did it: just like Ruf, Dennis, Hunsucker and Pettis, they intentionally and knowingly took actions they knew would result in death when they sold asbestos to my dad’s employer and got my brother addicted to tobacco. The asbestos industry knew as early as the 1890s, and got definite confirmation in the 1940s that their product caused mesothelioma, a particularly brutal lung cancer that killed my father. Even today, their executives are trying to avoid responsibility for it: Johnson & Johnson is playing bankruptcy games to avoid paying...
    Fears his tanks would get stuck in the mud may have forced Vladimir Putin to postpone Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US officials believe. Around 100,000 Russian troops, tanks and armoured personnel carriers have been stationed on the border between the two countries for several weeks. The ground there is usually frozen solid in winter, which is conducive to an advance by heavy vehicles. Fears his tanks would get stuck in the mud may have forced Vladimir Putin to postpone Russia's invasion of Ukraine, US officials believe (pictured on Monday) However, a period of mild weather has melted the ice and created a muddy quagmire. The unusually clement conditions have caused the Kremlin to reconsider its military options, according to weather experts advising US President Joe Biden. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Undersea cable connecting Norway and Arctic satellite... Russia insists it has NO plans to invade Ukraine with... Share this article Share A team of White House meteorologists are convinced the changes in ground conditions have brought Russia's plans to advance to a...
    "Right now, we have 82,843 children sick with COVID; more than a 1,000 children have died from the virus. In addition, about 7.8 million children have caught COVID since the pandemic started, and so those are just the numbers, and so, while fewer than 83,000 kids have been hospitalized with the virus, we have kids sick with COVID more than we ever have before, and so that’s a real thing and those are real numbers." The View's Sunny Hostin says even though Justice Sotomayor was wrong on the facts, she was still right on the facts "That's a real thing and those are real numbers."pic.twitter.com/7XWbtFGfFj — Caleb Howe (@Caleb Howe) 1641839238 Anything else?Liberals failed to extend the same charity and grace that Hostin extended Sotomayor to Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch was blasted last Friday for allegedly claiming that "hundreds of thousands" of people die from the seasonal flu each year. The official Supreme Court transcript confirmed the remark. However, audio of Gorsuch clearly showed that he said "hundreds, thousands" — and the word "of" was not uttered. Despite...
    Some of the nation's most prestigious universities - including six of the eight Ivy League schools - were accused of participating in a 'price-fixing cartel' that denied financial aid to nearly 200,000 students in a blockbuster lawsuit. The suit filed by five plaintiffs named 16 colleges that included Yale, Columbia Brown, Duke, Notre Dame and Georgetown, claiming the elite schools colluded to limit price competition and overcharged hundreds of millions of dollars over two decades, according to the lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court late Sunday.   'These same defendants, by their own admission, have participated in a price-fixing cartel that is designed to reduce or eliminate financial aid as a locus of competition, and that in fact has artificially inflated the net price of attendance for students receiving financial aid,' the complaint said.  The universities allegedly 'used a shared methodology to calculate applicants' financial needs to engage in price fixing and unfairly limited aid,' the Wall Street Journal reported. Under federal law, schools are allowed to work together on their formulas, but only if applicants' financial needs aren't considered in...
    Washington (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor made a significant false claim on Friday about Covid-19's impact on children.Sotomayor made the remark during a Friday hearing about the legality of the Biden administration's attempt to require large employers to force workers to be vaccinated for the virus or undergo weekly testing.Here is a fact check of Sotomayor's claim and claims made at the hearing by two other justices.A Sotomayor claim about Covid-19 and children Sotomayor, a liberal, tried during the Friday hearing to emphasize the danger posed by the omicron variant of the virus. She said, "We have over 100,000 children, which we've never had before, in serious condition, and many on ventilators." Read MoreFacts First: Sotomayor's claim about children wasn't even close to accurate. According to federal data at the time Sotomayor spoke, fewer than 5,000 people under the age of 18 were hospitalized in the US with confirmed or suspected cases of Covid-19; the reported number of child hospitalizations was 4,464 on Thursday, the day before the hearing, and was still under 5,000 as of Monday afternoon. And though...
    PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — Hundreds of Pacific Gas and Electric customers were still without power across three counties within the utility’s Sierra Division, while one county has seen power fully restored. Utility crews were able to restore power to many over the past few days, with hundreds of crews working on fixing the issue. According to PG&E, as of 6 p.m. Monday, El Dorado County has been fully restored. Progress was made in Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties but there is still work to be done to turn the lights back on for all. Below are the current statistics for powerless customers in those counties. Nevada: 682 customers Placer: 37 customers READ MORE: State Releases Guidance On Medical Workers' Return To Work After Positive COVID TestSierra: 143 customers To support their customers on these cold days without heat, they have opened resource centers in each region in order to assist people in staying warm and safe. They are listed below. READ MORE: Yolo County Hands Out More Home COVID Tests To Those Who Tested PositiveEl Dorado County: Garden...
    Hundreds of protesters have gathered in cities across Germany to demonstrate against the government's Covid restrictions and looming discussions on mandatory vaccinations. Demonstrators took to the streets of cities including Berlin, Cologne and Leipzig on Monday evening to protest against Chancellor Olaf Scholz's decision to toughen restrictions as Germany faces another surge in Covid cases. The protests come as lawmakers in the Bundestag are set to debate whether to follow Austria and make vaccines mandatory for Germans.    ROSTOCK, GERMANY:  Hundreds of protesters have gathered in cities across Germany to demonstrate against the government's Covid restrictions and looming discussions on mandatory vaccinations ROSTOCK, GERMANY: Police officers in riot gear were seen forming a line in an attempt to stop a group of protesters from advancing down the streets in Rostock on Monday night LEIPZIG, GERMANY: A riot police officer (left) stands up against a protester demonstrating against right-wing participation in the anti-vaccination movement on Monday night RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Escape from Almaty: Russian citizens are evacuated from... Armed father who barricaded himself into his home...
    Liberals and members of the media rushed to attack Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, falsely accusing him of saying the flu kills "hundreds of thousands" of people every year.  During Friday's SCOTUS hearing on the case challenging the Biden administration's vaccine mandate, Gorsuch made the point that vaccines for other diseases were never mandated by the government and how OSHA has never required one for the flu, which the justice pointed out kills "hundreds, thousands of people every year." However, the remark was perceived by Gorsuch's critics as him saying the flu is far more deadly than it actually was. WASHINGTON POST BLASTS SOTOMAYOR FOR ‘FALSE’ COVID CLAIM THAT ‘OVER 100K’ CHILDREN ARE IN ‘SERIOUS CONDITION’ "Gorsuch: ‘the flu kills hundreds of thousands of people every year’ NO IT DOES NOT. STOP GETTING YOUR MEDICAL STATS FROM FOX NEWS," The Nation justice correspondent Elie Mystal wrote in a viral tweet. "The flu kills about 30,000 Americans each year. I'm kinda surprised Gorsuch would broadcast his ignorance like this. I looked this up with help from Google in about 10 seconds,"...
    The Supreme Court issued a revision on Monday of oral arguments over President Joe Biden's vaccine-or-test mandate after the previously uncorrected transcript quoted Justice Neil Gorsuch claiming the flu kills "hundreds of thousands of people every year." Online political commentators and news outlets were quick to call out Gorsuch on Friday after the transcript appeared to suggest the justice nominated by then-President Donald Trump did not know the average number of flu fatalities per year. Critics suggested Gorsuch lacked understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic's magnitude, which has killed nearly 800,000 people from 2020 through 2021. "The flu kills about 30,000 Americans each year. I'm kinda surprised Gorsuch would broadcast his ignorance like this. I looked this up with help from Google in about 10 seconds," journalist Aaron Rupar tweeted in response to the uncorrected transcript. But on Monday, the Supreme Court updated its transcript, confirming Gorsuch did not say what many online commentators believed him to have said. The revised transcript quoted Gorsuch as saying: "The flu kills, I believe, hundreds, thousands of people every year." TEAM SCHUMER POUNCES AFTER...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A drive-thru puppy pick-up brought hundreds of aspiring foster families to Front Street Animal Shelter. Hunter Chavez was one of the hundreds of people who lined the street volunteering to foster a dog from Front Street Animal Shelter. READ MORE: Traffic Heavy Through Vacaville After Deadly Crash On WB I-80“It’s great! I mean I just got her, but she seems like she is living her best life already,” said Hunter Chavez. At max capacity, the shelter put out a plea for help asking people to temporarily house dogs. The goal is to prevent the spread of infection after one dog tested positive for “strep zoo” the animal version of strep that can spread rapidly and become fatal. “This is incredible. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 in April we saw the same amount of outpouring from the community who were really willing to help us out especially when it is dire,” explained animal care service manager, Phillip Zimmerman. READ MORE: Raiders Catapulted To Playoffs After Instant Classic 35-32 OT Win Over ChargersOne foster family even...
    Hospitals in California are allowing employees with coronavirus to continue working as long as they do not have symptoms, because they are short of staff, after the state’s vaccine mandates resulted in hundreds of health care workers being suspended or fired. The San Francisco Chronicle reported: Faced with an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases across California, the state’s Department of Public Health now says that health care workers who test positive for the virus can remain on the job — at least through Feb. 1. The policy shift is prompted by the need to keep hospitals functioning during the current surge, the department said. Allowing infected health workers to continue their duties is needed “due to the critical staffing shortages currently being experienced across the health care continuum,” according to the health department’s letter, posted online Saturday, to acute care and psychiatric hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. The loosened requirements apply only to health care workers who are asymptomatic, and they will need to wear N95 respirators rather than standard medical face masks. The department wants such workers to treat only...
    San Jose’s trees are slowly vanishing. Despite boasting ambitious climate goals, the nation’s 10th largest city is in the midst of an environmental crisis as the tree canopy that shades it has dwindled by 1.82% between 2012 and 2018. That percentage may seem small, but consider that it represents 1,728 acres of public and backyard trees, or the equivalent of 2.7 square miles, according to a recent analysis by the U.S. Forest Service. That leaves only 13.5% of San Jose covered by trees, compared to 28% of Seattle, 27% of Boston and 40% of steel city Pittsburgh. And in San Jose’s poorer neighborhoods, the picture is even bleaker. Those areas have roughly half as much shade and greenery as the city’s wealthier parts, the study found. “I see this not just as an environmental injustice that has to be corrected but I see this truly impacting our mental health, education and everyday life,” said Councilwoman Magdalena Carrasco, who represents East San Jose. Trees offer a plethora of benefits, such as lowering temperatures, filtering the air, reducing flooding and providing shelter...