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    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Many downtown Chicago businesses were already boarded up early Tuesday morning, and Gov. JB Pritzker is bringing the National Guard to the city ahead of a verdict in former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial in the death of George Floyd.At the request of Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Pritzker said he will deploy 125 National Guard members to stand by to support the Chicago Police Department beginning Tuesday.RELATED | Derek Chauvin trial: Murder case against ex-cop in George Floyd's death goes to jury "The Illinois National Guard will carry out a limited mission to help manage street closures and will not interfere with peaceful protestors exercising their First Amendment rights, much the same role as Guard members played in previous deployments," Pritzker's office said in a written statement. With a verdict expected in the Derek Chauvin trial, Im putting @IL_Natl_Guard on standby at the request of @chicagosmayor. Its critical that those who wish to peacefully protest against the systemic racism and injustice in our communities continue to be able to do so. https://t.co/gb9BOCTZXK— Governor JB Pritzker (@GovPritzker) April...
    LATHAM — A nine-run first inning led the Notre Dame Lady Titans to a road SOC I win over Western on Friday. ND totaled 18 hits and had seven players finish with a multi-hit day in the 15-1 that continued their unbeaten start to 10-0 (5-0 SOC I). Madison Brown and Maddy Suter each had home runs in the victory as Brown and Libby Kelly each finished with a game-high three RBI. Brown went 2-of-3 with three RBI and two runs scored, while Kelly went 1-of-4 and three RBI. Claire Dettwiller finished 2-of-3 with a team-high three runs scored, tied with sister Annie Dettwiller who also went 2-of-3 with three runs scored. Freshman Kaylor Pickelsimer went 2-of-3 with two runs scored, Kyndall Ford finished 3-of-4 with two RBI scored, and Mallory Boland went 2-of-4 with a run scored and an RBI. 10 different Lady Titans had a hit, including Suter, Kelly, and Trinity Bowling who finished with a hit apiece. Ford pitched a complete game in the win, allowing one hit, no earned runs and striking out 13 total Indian...
    A teenager who was caught carrying an AK-47 in New York's Times Square was confused about the city's gun laws, his lawyer has claimed. Manhattan Judge Melissa Jackson rejected the argument on Sunday and refused to grant the teen bail, which prosecutors requested be set at $25,000.  Saadiq Teague, 18, from Ohio, was arrested while carrying the AK-47 on the mezzanine level of the A, C and E subway station on April 16.  Saadiq Teague, 18, who was caught carrying an AK-47 in New York's Times Square was confused about the city's gun laws, his lawyer has claimed New York City Police Officers transport Saadiq Teague, 18, from the Columbus Circle Transit Bureau Police Station After being found with an unloaded semi-automatic gun, ammunition and a gas mask outside a Times Square subway station, in New York City  Teague  reportedly had the weapon in plain view and had made no effort to conceal it He reportedly had the weapon in plain view and had made no effort to conceal it.  It was unloaded by Teague had a fully...
    According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens turned down a $70 million contract from the Indiana Hoosiers.  It’s no secret that the Indiana Hoosiers and countless boosters were dreaming of Brad Stevens taking over as the program’s head coach. One issue? He’s the head man for the Boston Celtics and loves his job. But just how much does Stevens enjoy Boston? According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowksi, Indiana was all set to give Stevens a cool $70 million to leave the Celtics and run the show for the Hoosiers. Stevens told them thanks, but no thanks. Indiana University was prepared to offer Brad Stevens a 7-year, $70M contract to be their next head coach, per @wojespn Stevens turned it down. pic.twitter.com/imYeM49Ecw — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 18, 2021 Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens turned down $70 million from the Indiana HoosiersThat is a massive chunk of change Indiana was putting on the table for Stevens, but it simply wasn’t enough to get him to leave his current role. Stevens, of course, gained so much popularity...
    Despite an increasingly tense relationship, the U.S. and China agreed Saturday to work together to tackle global climate change, including by “raising ambition” for emissions cuts during the 2020s — a key goal of the Biden administration. Why it matters: The joint communique released Saturday evening commits the world’s two largest emitters of greenhouse gases to work together to keep the most ambitious temperature target contained in the Paris Climate Agreement viable by potentially taking additional emissions cuts prior to 2030. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free. In addition, the document leaves open the possibility that the U.S. and China can act jointly on climate change while having strong disagreements on trade, technology, and national security issues, though how far this cooperation can extend remains to be seen. Details: Ahead of negotiations in Shanghai between John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy for climate, and Xie Zhenhua, his Chinese counterpart, the State Department had worked to downplay expectations. In fact, the participation of Chinese leader Xi Jinping in...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With spring practice in the books, Ohio State’s quarterback derby will carry over into fall workouts. That’s not a surprise, considering the candidates to succeed star Justin Fields are two second-year players and a true freshman. Neither has thrown a pass in a college game. C.J. Stroud, Jack Miller III and early-enrollee Kyle McCord all got plenty of action in Saturday’s annual spring game, none gaining a clear edge. Stroud and McCord each threw two touchdown passes in the controlled scrimmage. “This was very similar to what this whole spring has been,” coach Ryan Day said. “Some good, some not so good and a lot of learning opportunities there. There are flashes here and there, and then there are just some learning opportunities. The race is on over the next few months to see who can make the next stride.” None of the quarterbacks was made available after the game, but teammates liked what they saw. Fifth-year offensive tackle Thayer Munford is confident any of the three can lead the Buckeyes when they open the...
    PLACERVILLE (CBS13) – Protesters gathered in Placerville on Friday calling for the preservation of the noose on the city’s logo. Dozens of demonstrators stood on both sides of the street outside the El Dorado County Superior Court holding signs and chanting. READ MORE: Police Responding To Intruder Call Swarm Natomas Home To Discover Roomba As Cleaning Culprit “It’s not about racism, it’s about history,” a flyer of the event read. The city council on Tuesday voted unanimously to remove the controversial image from the city’s logo. READ MORE: Family Calls For Help In Finding Missing Modesto Mother Of 2 Allegedly Kidnapped At Gunpoint The noose is one of the first things you see on the way into Placerville — signs and symbols of Hangtown. Some residents found the noose in the logo uncomfortable, violent and said it gives the city a bad reputation. Others called for the City to leave it alone, calling it historic. MORE NEWS: Sacramento Kings Tickets Back On Sale, But COVID-19 Guidelines Will Discourage Booing Or Yelling “We’re not responsible for what happened then but we...
    DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has denied bail for a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Wednesday that Jeffrey Sabol, 51, is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were to be released. Sabol was ordered to be held pending a trial. (credit: CBS) “To arm himself, he stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton. He then used that stolen police baton to force another officer away from his post and into a mob of rioters who proceeded to viciously attack him, leaving him bleeding from the head,” Sullivan wrote in the order. READ MORE: Thousands Need To Begin 2-Shot COVID Vaccination Series Again, Reschedule Appointments After Clinic Shut Down After the attack, prosecutors said Sabol, who was born in Utica, New York, booked a flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Zurich, Switzerland, where he would not be able to be extradited to the U.S....
    DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has denied bail for a Colorado geophysicist accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten by an American flag outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled Wednesday that Jeffrey Sabol, 51, is a flight risk and could be a danger to the community if he were to be released. Sabol was ordered to be held pending a trial. “To arm himself, he stripped a vulnerable police officer of his police baton. He then used that stolen police baton to force another officer away from his post and into a mob of rioters who proceeded to viciously attack him, leaving him bleeding from the head,” Sullivan wrote in the order. After the attack, prosecutors said Sabol, who was born in Utica, New York, booked a flight from Boston Logan International Airport to Zurich, Switzerland, where he would not be able to be extradited to the U.S. He abandoned that plan and was arrested in New York after an apparent suicide attempt. Sabol...
    Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain on pause in the US for now — with a federal advisory committee saying Wednesday it needs time and evidence to determine if the shot is linked to serious blood clots experienced by a handful of patients. During an emergency meeting, CDC advisors said they would table a vote until more information is available, following the nationwide halt announced Tuesday. “I continue to feel like we’re in a race against time and the variants, but we need to (move forward) in the safest possible way,” said Dr. Grace Lee of Stanford University. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to reconvene within in a week to 10 days, USA Today reports. The pause was originally put in place after six female recipients were reported to have suffered from blood clots — including one who died. The drug maker at Wednesday’s meeting revealed two more cases — including a 25-year-old man who participated in its trials for the shot. Registered nurse Ashleigh...
    (AP) – Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo for a while longer after government health advisers declared Wednesday that they need more evidence to decide if a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot — and if so, how big the risk really is. The reports are exceedingly rare — six cases out of more than 7 million U.S. inoculations with the one-dose vaccine. But the government recommended a pause in J&J vaccinations this week, not long after European regulators declared that such clots are a rare but possible risk with the AstraZeneca vaccine, a shot made in a similar way but not yet approved for use in the U.S. READ MORE: Multiple Ballot Questions Face Voters In This Years Primary At an emergency meeting, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrestled with the fact that the U.S. has enough alternative shots to vaccinate its population but other countries anxiously awaiting the one-and-done vaccine may not. “I continue to feel like we’re in a race against time and the variants, but...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- For President Joe Biden's first 100 days in office, Eyewitness News will have a special election edition of "The Countdown" to get you caught up with all of the day's political and campaign news.You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more.Wednesday, April 14Biden announces full troop withdraw from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, ending longest US warPresident Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the Sept. 11 attacks "cannot explain" why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadliest terror assault on the United States.His plan is to pull out all American forces - numbering 2,500 now - by this Sept. 11, the anniversary of the attacks, which were coordinated from Afghanistan.Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine to remain in limbo while officials seek evidenceJohnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine will remain in limbo a while longer after U.S. health advisers told the government Wednesday that they need more...
    More On: johnson & johnson CDC director: Blood clots in J&J patients ‘similar’ to WHO-approved AstraZeneca Johnson & Johnson reveals two more blood-clot cases in vaccine recipients US COVID-19 cases, hospitalization, death rates are rising City officials advise NYers scheduled for J&J vax appointments Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will remain on pause in the US for now — with a federal advisory committee saying Wednesday it needs time and evidence to determine if the shot is linked to serious blood clots experienced by a handful of patients. During an emergency meeting, CDC advisors said they would table a vote until more information is available, following the nationwide halt announced Tuesday. “I continue to feel like we’re in a race against time and the variants, but we need to (move forward) in the safest possible way,” said Dr. Grace Lee of Stanford University. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to reconvene within in a week to 10 days, USA Today reports. The pause was originally put in...
    SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Despite having the fifth-best rate of COVID vaccinations in the state, Summit County also has the highest rate of coronavirus. On Friday, the county will have the strictest COVID rules in Colorado. (credit: State of Colorado March 23, 2021) Summit County said that it will operate in Level Yellow until the end of May. That includes social distancing inside businesses and capacity limits.
    President Joe Biden’s administration has released more than 6,400 migrants enrolled in the now-defunct “Remain in Mexico” program into the United States interior, offering them work permits to take American jobs, Breitbart News has learned. After taking office in January, Biden ended the Remain in Mexico program, which had proven remarkably effective in eliminating the Catch and Release policy whereby border crossers are apprehended and subsequently released into the U.S. interior while awaiting their asylum hearings. As of February, of the more than 71,000 asylum cases under Remain in Mexico, less than one percent of foreign nationals were found to have a legitimate asylum claim. Biden announced in February that his Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the help of the United Nations, would start releasing about 25,600 migrants enrolled in the program into the U.S. interior. Breitbart News exclusively reported that the migrants are being released in Brownsville and El Paso, Texas, as well as San Diego, California. Internal data reviewed by Breitbart News reveals that as of April 10, the Biden administration had released more than 6,400 Remain in Mexico migrants into the U.S. interior. The...
    Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said for the first time that she would be open to establishing a select committee to probe the January 6 riot at the US Capitol if attempts to create an independent 9/11-style commission remain stalled."It's always an option," Pelosi told USA Today in an interview published Tuesday. "It's not my preference in any way. My preference would be to have a commission."The California Democrat had announced in mid-February plans to create a panel similar to the 9/11 Commission to "investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to" the insurrection, but while the formation of such a commission initially received broad, bipartisan support, no significant progress has been made on the effort. A commission of this nature would need to be established by a statute, passed by both chambers and signed into law by the President. The commission members would not be elected leaders but would be from outside the government.A plan drafted by Democrats said commissioners would be tasked with filing their report by the end of the year. The commission would then...
    Highly infectious coronavirus variants might be making up nearly three-quarters of all new cases in New York City, a new report finds.  Released by the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Monday, officials say just 10 percent of all samples submitted to global genome sequencing database GISAID in January were variants. By mid-March, more than 70 percent of samples were linked to new strains.  The report mainly focused on the two most prevalent variants: B.1.1.7, first identified in the UK, and B.1.526, the homegrown New York City variant. What's more, officials say it may explain why new daily coronavirus infections in the five boroughs 'remain at a high plateau' despite the vaccination rollout ramping up.  In January, 10% of all New York City samples submitted to global genome sequencing database GISAID were linked to variants and, by March, that figure shot up to more than 70%, mostly the NYC variant, known as B.1.526 (purple), the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7 (light blue) Officials say the high number of variants may explain why cases have plateaued between 3,000...
    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez will remain in charge of the club until 2025. The club said Tuesday he was named for a sixth term as president. He was the sole candidate. Pérez’s first stint as president was from 2000-06. He has now been in charge since 2009. Under his command, Madrid has won 26 soccer titles, including five European Cups and five Club World Cups. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Loading the player... Thousands upon thousands of jobs are open and ready for hire in the federal government, and the kicker is none of these jobs are part of the anticipated opportunities being created through the Biden administration’s $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) TheGrio has learned that the Biden administration is finding itself having to rebuild the federal workforce. Even Labor Secretary Marty Walsh recently said there needs to be a system-wide hiring effort. Read More: Buttigieg says racism built into US infrastructure was a ‘conscious choice’ Actually looking at the new job hires is not as much of an issue in some agencies compared to others. One of the agencies hardest hit by the vacancies happens to be the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.   HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, who exclusively talked with theGrio’s April Ryan, said “the thousands of open positions need to be staffed ASAP” as the vacancies are “a problem” for getting work done. Fudge went on to say, “our people are overworked. Doing the jobs of two people. It’s bad for morale...
    ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Placer County has opened up vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 and older as nearly 2,000 appointments remain open at the county-run clinic in Roseville for the coming week. The county, which has around 159,000 residents between the ages of 18-49, is making the move just days before California is expected to make the same eligibility expansion statewide on April 15. READ MORE: Nature Shouldnt Be Treated Like A Trash Can: 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake “By expanding eligibility now, slightly ahead of the state’s Thursday timeline, we can ensure that no appointments go unused,” said Dr. Rob Oldham, Health and Human Services director and interim public health officer. READ MORE: Heart Breaks Again: Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman Placer County officials said there are “many first dose appointments with Pfizer” available. “We’ve now administered more than 60,000 doses @the Grounds and this expansion means the end of some of the more confusing eligibility guidelines,” Oldham said. “COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, free and will help...
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed the Biden administration on Sunday saying that the situation on the southern border ‘will get worse’ and the president should reinstate Donald Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy. Since President Biden entered office in late January, there has been a significant spike in the number of illegal immigrants who have crossed the border from Mexico. The Border Patrol encountered 52,904 families along the Mexican border last month, up from 19,286 in February and 3,455 in March 2020. The US Customs and Border Protection reported that there were more than 172,000 border stops total in March - a 20-year record. Only about one in three families encountered last month was quickly expelled from the US under federal pandemic-related powers that deny people a chance to seek asylum. Texas Governor Greg Abbott slammed the Biden administration on Sunday saying that the situation on the southern border ‘will get worse’ and the president should reinstate Donald Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy The image above shows young children inside a pod at the Customs and Border Protection facility...
    LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. Nationwide restrictions have been in place in England since early January, and similar rules in the other parts of the U.K., to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections that swept the country late last year, linked to a more transmissible new variant first identified in southeast England. Britain has had Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak, with more than 127,000 confirmed deaths. Infections, hospitalizations and deaths have all fallen thanks to the lockdown, and a mass vaccination program that has given at least one dose to more than 60% of the adult population. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson and epidemiologists have urged caution, saying that many people remain unvaccinated and relaxing social distancing rules or allowing foreign holidays this summer could bring a new spike in infections. “The situation in the U.K. is becoming clear and is stabilizing, but people have to remember that’s not the...
    LONDON (AP) — Millions of people in Britain will get their first chance in months for haircuts, casual shopping and restaurant meals on Monday, as the government takes the next step on its lockdown-lifting road map. Nationwide restrictions have been in place in England since early January, and similar rules in the other parts of the U.K., to suppress a surge in coronavirus infections that swept the country late last year, linked to a more transmissible new variant first identified in southeast England. Britain has had Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak, with more than 127,000 confirmed deaths. Infections, hospitalizations and deaths have all fallen thanks to the lockdown, and a mass vaccination program that has given at least one dose to more than 60% of the adult population. But Prime Minister Boris Johnson and epidemiologists have urged caution, saying that many people remain unvaccinated and relaxing social distancing rules or allowing foreign holidays this summer could bring a new spike in infections. “The situation in the U.K. is becoming clear and is stabilizing, but people have to remember that’s not the...
    The wealthy American behind the scandalous naked Dubai photoshoot could be jailed for up to 18 months in the UAE.   And the models in the shoot, from Ukraine, are still in detention waiting to be deported, say reports in Kiev.  Vitaliy Grechin, 41, is believed to be in custody despite earlier reports that he had left the United Arab Emirates, according to Segodnya newspaper. The Kiev-based US passport holder could face one a half years in jail, said the outlet citing its own sources. Meanwhile his luxury apartment in the Ukrainian capital was searched by law enforcement on suspicion that it was used as a porn studio, reported TSN. The wealthy businessman behind the scandalous photoshoot Vitaliy Grechin, 41, is believed to be in custody despite earlier reports that he had left the United Arab Emirates Grechin has been pictured with a string of famous names including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, and Viktor Yanukovych junior, late son of the former Ukrainian president. The Ukrainian reports say 11 models are expected to be deported 'soon' but...
    Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley is slated to hit free agency this summer, but he reportedly wants to stay.  The Utah Jazz sit atop the Western Conference as of this writing, and for good reason. They are premier defenders and can shoot from long distance. This upcoming offseason, however, veteran point guard Mike Conley is slated to become a free agent. But will he actually leave Utah to join another team? In Sam Amick and John Hollinger’s latest piece in The Athletic, they say that Conley’s future in Utah “looks bound to continue” as long as the Jazz are willing to pay him a contract.Mike Conley wants to remain in UtahRe-signing Conley could require a commitment for the new Jazz ownership. Amick and Hollinger note that since Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert are signed to max contracts, inking Conley could put the team over the luxury tax threshold. Yet, they mention that all it needs is the green light from new owner Ryan Smith to get the deal done. Conley’s desire to stay in Utah does not come as a...
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Rochelle Walensky described receiving the coronavirus vaccine as an act of individual responsibility, urging Americans to get the shot when they are able to. In an update this week, Walensky identified the U.K. variant B.1.1.7, which is more transmissible than the original strain, as having the “most common lineage circulating in the United States.” “Testing remains an important strategy to rapidly identify and isolate infectious individuals including those with variants of concern,” she said, explaining the trends point to “two clear truths.” “One, the virus still has hold on us, infecting people and putting them in harm’s way, and we need to remain vigilant,” she said, adding the U.S. must accelerate vaccination efforts and calling on Americans to “take the individual responsibility to get vaccinated when we can”: CDC Dir. Walensky says the B117 variant is now the most predominant COVID-19 strain circulating in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/hBVqEA47mO — NowThis (@nowthisnews) April 7, 2021 While several states have opened up vaccine eligibility to all adults and others are quickly following suit, many Americans...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County’s weeks-long decline in new COVID-19 case rates stalled Tuesday, confirming the county won’t advance to the less-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s reopening blueprint for at least three weeks. As of Tuesday, L.A. County’s seven-day average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases was at 3.1 per 100,000 residents, the same level as last week. READ MORE: LAUSD Opens Vaccine Clinics For Families At George Washington Prep, Abraham Lincoln High School Antonia Esparza performs a temperature check on people arriving for their single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine rollout targetting immigrants and the undocumented organized by the St. John’s Well Child and Family Center and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labour and Immigrant rights groups on March 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. The unchanged number leaves the county in the orange tier of the state’s system, which governs business and recreational restrictions during the pandemic. The county officially entered the orange tier last week but restrictions didn’t go into effect until Monday morning. Originally, counties had to have...
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that his state is aiming to reopen fully by June 15 as long as vaccinations and public health precautions remain intact. State officials credited vaccine distribution as the key factor in working toward normalcy, following a year upended by the coronavirus pandemic. "We can now begin planning for our lives post-pandemic," Newsom said in a statement. "We will need to remain vigilant, and continue the practices that got us here, wearing masks and getting vaccinated, but the light at the end of this tunnel has never been brighter." CAITLYN JENNER CONSIDERS RUN FOR CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR: REPORT More than 20 million Californians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and over 7 million have been fully vaccinated. Currently, state residents over the age of 50 are eligible for the vaccine, but availability will open up to anyone over 16 years old beginning on April 15, according to the state website. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly commended the progress on mitigating the pandemic but warned that public health precautions...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom reassured East Bay residents Tuesday that a mass vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum will remain open after federal officials end their participation on April 11. The site be transitioning from a state-federal partnership to a regional partnership between the State of California, Alameda and Contra Costa counties. FEMA will remain involved, but will not longer providing supplies of vaccines. READ MORE: San Francisco Board Of Education Set To Reverse Controversial School Renaming Plan “Both sites will remain operational — both the Oakland, rather the Alameda County site, and the site at Cal State LA.,” Newsom said at morning news conference. “The only change is that we are not going to get the direct allocation of vaccines from the federal government. That’s the only change. Otherwise there will be no perceptible change to the public.” Each site was set up to vaccinate 6,000 people per day, but they have been administering up to 7,500 shots per day, according to the state Office of Emergency Services. Newsom said it was too early to...
    THOMAS TUCHEL faces a nasty back ache for Chelsea's Champions League quarter-final with Porto - after Thiago Silva saw red in the manager's first defeat with the Blues. Central-defender Silva could retain his place despite the Brazilian's early dismissal sparking West Brom's dominant 5-2 Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. 4 4Thiago Silva has been backed to keep his place in a three-man Chelsea defence, behind what could be a four-strong midfield against PortoCredit: 3 4 And Tuchel is tipped to recall England duo Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount for Wednesday's first leg in Sevilla, where the return clash with the Portuguese champs will also be played. With Edouard Mendy now established as first-choice keeper, Tuchel's main selection issues could be in defence - following his first loss in 15 matches since succeeding Frank Lampard as boss in January. Cesar Azpilicueta seems a certain starter on the right, with Silva and much-improved Kurt Zouma hoping to retain their spots in a three-man backline. But Tuchel will think carefully - after Chelsea suffered their worst ever home Prem defeat over the weekend. Saturday was also the...
    GOVERNMENT scientists warn face masks and social distancing rules may have to stay in place until next year despite Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown. Experts from SAGE say while jabs will stop the vast majority of people from being struck down with Covid they "are not good enough" to to see all the rules lifted "without a big epidemic." ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 3Face masks and social distancing rules will have to stay in place until next year, warn expertsCredit: Getty Restrictions began to ease on March 29 with outdoor gatherings allowed in groups of up to six. And tonight the PM announced pubs, shops, and hairdressers will all reopen on April 12 as the UK takes its first major step out of lockdown. He said said the soaraway vaccines rollout is to thank for getting Covid under control and Britain back on the road to recovery. All pandemic limits on social contact were to be abolished by June 21 as part of the final stage of the four-step route out of the...
    GARY, Ind. (CBS) — Indiana still plans to stop its statewide mask mandate for the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, but that does not mean anyone can just go maskless wherever they want. Right across the Illinois State Line, Gary Mayor Jerome A. Price said he will keep enforcing mask orders at places like schools and government buildings. READ MORE: Illinois-Based Connor Sports Makes, Installs Floor Underneath Players For NCAA Tournament The City of Gary’s health department said its increase in COVID cases is concerning. There is worry in part over that number growing, and the pressure to keep a crowd from Chicago from creating more of a spike. After a sharp decline from the winter peaks, cases have begun to rise again.  The daily average for the five-county Northwest Indiana region now stands at 145, up from about 85 cases a month ago. Hospitalizations in mid-March were at the lowest point since June, and have risen slightly in the past month, but are still relatively low.  For the first time in months, there were no deaths reported in Indiana on...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers unleashed a burst of hiring in March, adding 916,000 jobs in a sign that a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession is taking hold as vaccinations accelerate, stimulus checks flow through the economy and businesses increasingly reopen. The March increase — the most since August — was nearly double February’s gain of 468,000, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate declined from 6.2% to 6%. Even with last month’s robust increase, the economy remains more than 8 million jobs short of the number it had before the pandemic erupted a little over a year ago. But with the recovery widely expected to strengthen, many forecasters predict enough hiring in the coming months to recover nearly all those lost jobs by year’s end. Regaining all those jobs, though, will be a daunting task. “We can rejoice in these numbers, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said Jane Oates, president of WorkingNation and a former Labor Department official. “There are millions of workers we need to get back into jobs.” Bond investors...
    President Joe Biden has restarted a number of visa programs, allowing United States companies to more readily outsource jobs, even as about 17 million Americans remain jobless. In June 2020, Trump signed an executive order halting H-1B visas, H-4 visas, H-2B visas, L visas, and J-1 visas while tens of millions of Americans were jobless or underemployed due to economic lockdowns as a result of the Chinese coronavirus crisis. At the end of 2020, Trump renewed the order to continue prioritizing Americans for U.S. jobs, though corporate interests continuously sued and lobbied for an end to the order. On Thursday, Biden let the order expire, announcing via the State Department: Presidential Proclamation 10052, which temporarily suspended the entry of certain H-1B, H-2B, J (for certain categories within the Exchange Visitor Program), and L nonimmigrants, expired on March 31, 2021. [Emphasis added] Visa applicants who have not yet been interviewed or scheduled for an interview will have their applications prioritized and processed in accordance with existing phased resumption of visa services guidance. Visa applicants who were previously refused visas due to the restrictions of...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact across the world and also in cities across Northern California. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's daily interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and other hot topics. You can check here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. GET HELP: Resources and information about COVID-19 CA REOPENING TIERS: Map shows which counties can, can't reopen under Newsom's new 4-tier system LATEST LOCAL CASES: Updated number of COVID-19 cases, deaths in San Francisco Bay Area Here are the latest developments on the respiratory illness in the U.S.: April 1, 20217:30 a.m.Fremont students to remain in distance learningKids in Fremont will remain on distance learning for the rest of the school year. Fremont Unified's superintendent explained in a newsletter yesterday that the school district and the teachers union could not reach...
    “The Petroleum it is still very vulnerable to both bullish and bearish stimuli. “That is the main conclusion that experts draw after what happened in recent days with the blockade of the Suez Canal, and the premise on which they are based to expect that the OPEC + maintain the cuts to crude oil production at the meeting held this Thursday. The prudence, they point out, will continue to predominate. They believe so, for example, in Oanda. “Oil is still under pressure. The general expectation is that OPEC will maintain production cuts, especially after last week’s oil price action. The large oscillations that characterized those days indicate that oil continues to be very vulnerable to both bullish and bearish stimuli “, affirm the experts of this firm. They also recall that with the sharp increase in Covid cases and the tightening of closures in Europe, as well as in the main developing markets, such as India and Brazil, “the prospects for oil demand have darkened considerably” . In fact, OPEC + has lowered its forecast for growth in oil...
    FREMONT (CBS SF) – The Fremont Unified School District announced Wednesday that the large East Bay district would remain under distance learning for the rest of the 2020-2021 school year, after an agreement could not be reached with teachers. “We have roughly 43 school days between now and the end of this instructional year and no definitive final outcome in sight related to reaching an agreement with FUDTA,” Superintendent C.J. Cammack said in a letter to school families. According to Cammack, the key issues pertained to staffing, the grade levels that would be eligible for a full return to campus and additional compensation for employees to return under a hybrid learning model. “Despite a good-faith effort at the negotiations table from FUSD, including fair and focused proposals, air filters placed in every classroom, safety protocols beyond current state and local guidance, and ready access to vaccines, our negotiations have not yielded a timely agreement aligned with the District’s intention to provide in-person instruction to the maximum extent possible for all students,” the superintendent said. By not reaching an agreement, the...
    FREMONT –Fremont Unified School District, one of the largest in the East Bay serving roughly 35,000 students, will remain in distance learning for the rest of the current school year, according to Superintendent CJ Cammack. In a newsletter issued district-wide Wednesday afternoon, Cammack said the district and its teachers union, the Fremont Unified District Teachers Association, couldn’t come to an agreement on how best to return to classrooms after months of negotiations, and the district is walking away from talks. “Regrettably, FUSD has not been able to reach a successful agreement for a return to school with the teachers union,” Cammack said in his newsletter. Cammack said the district and the union have split on some key issues “including staffing, the scope of grade levels eligible for a full return, and additional compensation for employees to return under a hybrid instructional model.” As a result, the district said it will forgo roughly $9 million from a $6.6 billion pot of state assistance funds authorized by lawmakers earlier this month to help incentivize school reopening across the state. Cammack, in a...
    Bus services in Montgomery County, Maryland, will continue to provide free rides through the end of June. Free service will continue on Ride On buses as well as Ride On extRa and Flash buses through the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. County Executive Mark Elrich said funding provided by the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, is helping pay for the free rides. “Many of our residents who rely on public transportation have been severely impacted economically by the pandemic, and we must continue to do everything we can to assist them to move around the county and region,” Elrich said in a news release. One change is coming for Ride On users: Starting Monday, April 5, passengers will return to boarding through the front door. Front-door boarding will occur only on Ride On and Ride On extRa services. On the Flash, which operates on the Route 29 corridor, passengers are able to use all doors. Safety measures are still in effect, and all passengers must wear face coverings. Buses will...
    (CBS DETROIT) – Hospitalizations remain high in Michigan despite widespread efforts to get more people the coronavirus vaccine.  At least 1,100 people are currently on a ventilator due to COVID-19 With more than 75 percent of ICU beds at Michigan hospitals being used to treat the virus. READ MORE: Police: Person Of Interest Wanted In Connection To Non-Fatal Detroit Shooting On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 5,177 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 48 deaths Tuesday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 665,948 and 16,082 deaths as of March 30. READ MORE: Easterseals Helps Employees And The People They Serve Find Silver Linings Amid Pandemic As of March 26, there has been a total of 569,460 recovered cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. MORE NEWS: Michigan Fines Owosso Barber Over Capitol Protest, Other Violations © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three months since a violent New Year’s Day crash claimed four young lives, the teenage driver investigators say is responsible now knows he will spend another three weeks locked up. Alex Garcia’s attorney had hoped to get the 16-year-old out of juvenile detention. READ MORE: Miami-Dade Community Relations Board Hears From Miami Beach Residents On Spring Break 2021 But on Tuesday, the judge ruled against his release. Garcia appeared in court a day after turning himself in at FHP headquarters in connection with a deadly New Year’s Day crash along West Flagler Street near 79 Avenue that claimed the lives of four people in another car. “Video surveillance footage of the intersection shows that the Hyundai stopped for the flashing red light before attempting to turn onto Flagler Street. She waited at the intersection before attempting to turn. She was unable to make it across the intersection because the defendant was driving at such a high rate of speed and failed to slow down as required by flashing yellow lights,” said FHP Lt. Alex Camacho. Garcia appeared...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — With new COVID-19 cases on the rise again in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned on Monday that the city might have to tighten coronavirus restrictions if the troubling uptick continues. Even as more people are getting vaccinated at places like the United Center, COVID-19 is still here, and the upward trend in cases the past couple weeks is proof of that. READ MORE: Gunman Who Shot Home Depot Security Guard, Chicago Police Officer Last Week Identified As 18-Year-Old Travon Chadwell “COVID-19 is still here. It is still killing people in our city every single day. So we have got to remain diligent,” Lightfoot said Monday as the city expanded vaccine eligibility to adults with underlying health conditions and all essential workers. Lightfoot said the recent uptick is driven by adults ages 18 to 39 years old on the North and Northwest Sides. “We’ve also seen a number of outbreaks involving younger people; among sports teams and as a result of bar crawls,” she said. The mayor said the activities and locations themselves aren’t the problem, it’s the...
    A street theatre company is offering people in London the chance to book singers and dancers to perform on their doorstep as venues remain closed during lockdown.  As England steps out of lockdown this week and people welcome the opportunity to meet with other households outdoors, Street Theatre has joined in on the action with performances outside people's homes. For just £30 Londoners can enjoy everything from classical ballet to an Opera performance by simply stepping out their front door.  Street Theatre has been set up to support performers who have been hit by the pandemic and provides doorstep performances  A range of performers are available to book for five minute performances, costing £30, including opera singers and ballet dancers It comes as the entertainment industry continues to feel the effects of the pandemic after months of closures and disruptions to live performances.  The Government's roadmap out of lockdown allows indoor events with a capacity of 1,000 people or half full, whichever is lower, to take place from May 17.  Street Theatre will see some of 'the capital's most...
    THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed it will back allowing 20,000 fans to attend the FA Cup Final - in a bid to speed up the return to full houses by the end of the summer. One of next month’s FA Cup semis is also in line to have be watched by a crowd as well - although that will be entirely made up of no more than 4,000 local residents. 14,000 fans will be allowed in at one of next month's FA Cup semi finalsCredit: REUTERS Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston is working with the FA, Premier League and other sports bodies ahead of the scheduled May 17 date for turnstiles to be re-opened for crowds of up to 10,000. The Cup Final will take place at Wembley on May 15, two days before the deadline. But the Government is working with the FA on a plan for Wembley to hold more than a fifth of its 90,000 capacity as one of the “pilot” schemes to advance the return of supporters. Huddleston told LBC: “We’re finalising the details but the figure of...
    More On: immigration White House aide downplays migrant surge as normal springtime rise Americans have weighed in on Biden’s handling of the border crisis Trump says he will probably visit the southern border in coming weeks US dropping FBI fingerprint tests for caregivers at migrant facilities President Biden owes an apology to Border Patrol agents and their families for the recent surge in migrants at the Mexican border, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” the South Carolina Republican said he saw overcrowding at a facility on the border for migrant children – with 1,000 kids packed into a facility designed to hold just 80. “That’s pretty bad,” Graham said. Graham’s visit was his second in recent months. “Here’s what I learned this  time,” he said. A Border Patrol supervisor claimed that they briefed the Biden transition team that “if you do away with the remain-in-Mexico policy, where people have to remain Mexico for their court date regarding asylum claims, we would be overwhelmed. If you change the policy regarding unaccompanied minors, we would be overwhelmed.”...
    This March 28, Palm Sunday, is the beginning of Holy Week 2021 which, as it happened during 2020, It will be marked by the restrictions that prohibit the typical processions of this festivity, with the aim of avoiding crowds and the increase in Covid-19 cases. However, the different brotherhoods and brotherhoods of the Community of Madrid will keep their temples open and will expose the different Sacred Titles so that the devotees can make a pilgrimage to these places and, thus, contemplate the images of the Christs and the Virgins. The images of the holders in the temples will remain and can be visited from Passion Saturday, March 27, to Holy Saturday, April 3, as indicated on the official Madrid tourism website. Map of the headquarters of the brotherhoods in Madrid This map offered by the official Madrid tourism website shows theThe locations where the guild headquarters are: Map of the headquarters of the brotherhoods, in Madrid.Tourism Madrid. The places of worship where the Sagrados Titulares, which are the headquarters of the brotherhoods and brotherhoods, can be...
    (CNN)Georgia Republicans' successful effort to enact sweeping voting restrictions has ratcheted up pressure on Democrats to take unprecedented steps and change the rules of the US Senate in order to overhaul election law and expand voting access across the country.But Democratic hopes are running into a major problem: The party lacks the votes to change the Senate's rules and doesn't have total support within its caucus on the electoral changes. The party is also sharply at odds with Republicans on election law changes -- all of which make the prospect that Congress will respond to Georgia's actions extremely grim, despite Democratic control of Washington. Proponents like Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who has become the Democratic Party's leader on voting rights issues, have argued that the complicated politics of doing anything to change the filibuster could actually be solved by tailoring it to a specific issue like voting."I don't want to have the debate about the larger issue of the filibuster, because if we don't get this part done, if we don't solve the democracy crisis, the rest...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The number of migrants and asylum-seekers who reached Europe in 2020 is the lowest it has been in the past decade, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations migration agency. But deaths and disappearances on sea routes remain alarmingly high with only a small fraction of bodies recovered and victims identified. Of the 93,000 people who entered Europe irregularly last year, roughly 92% did so via the Western, Central and Eastern Mediterranean Sea as well as through the Atlantic Ocean off West Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands, often on unseaworthy boats. Arrivals in the Canaries, considered part of the Schengen area, increased by 750% last year following tougher border controls and interceptions on the Mediterranean by North African countries. The sea routes are lethal. The International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project has confirmed the death or disappearances of at least 2,300 people last year. This number is higher than in 2019 when 2,095 victims were recorded and slightly lower than in 2018 which had 2,344. The Central Mediterranean north of Libya saw...