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    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents were without power Sunday evening after showers, triggered by a cold front moving through the region, combined with layers of dust accumulated over several months of drought to short circuit dozens of power transformers. Pacific Gas & Electric reported outages stretching from the Pleasanton area in the East Bay to a large swath of neighborhoods between Colma and South San Francisco on the Peninsula. READ MORE: Dozens of Dogs, Cats Removed From Danville HomeThe PG&E website estimated the power to more than 5,000 customers in the Pleasanton area would be out at least until approximately 10:15 p.m. Hundreds of homes in Vallejo were also without power as well as in the Richmond-San Pablo area. “PG&E is on site at multiple locations in @CityofVallejo, however there is no estimate for when all outages will be fixed,” tweeted the Vallejo Fire Department. “The outage impacted areas have increased as additional line failures continue to occur.” READ MORE: Oakland Church Group Hosts Party to Preach Anti-Violence by Practicing CommunityMeanwhile, the Alameda...
    In this article FBIn this photo illustration, the Facebook logo is seen on a smartphone screen with the EU flag in the background.Chukrut Budrul | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty ImagesLONDON — Facebook plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years in a push to build a digital world known as the "metaverse." The social media giant said on Sunday it would hire high-skilled engineers in countries across the bloc. The company is focusing its recruitment drive on Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Ireland. "Europe is hugely important to Facebook," Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs, and Javier Olivan, vice president of central products, said in a blog post Sunday night. "From the thousands of employees in the EU, to the millions of businesses using our apps and tools every day, Europe is a big part of our success, as Facebook is in the success of European companies and the wider economy." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlined his vision for a metaverse in July. The metaverse is a term...
    Light rain on Sunday evening is expected to foreshadow a week of much-needed precipitation across the Bay Area, offering the first hints of relief for a parched landscape mired in drought. One to 2 inches of rain is expected to fall across the Bay Area over the next week, and even more could fall across the North Bay as a series of storms dives in from the northwest, said Rick Canepa, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. To the east, parts of the Sierra Nevada could see more than a half-foot of snow by Monday morning. The upcoming storms could equal or surpass average monthly rainfall totals in just a matter of days — a welcome prospect for the region, Canepa said. “Boy, it sure is nice to see it (rain) coming in like that,” Canepa said. “It should be quite beneficial.” It all starts Sunday evening, when about 0.1 to 0.25 inches of rain is forecast to fall across the Bay Area, with the highest amounts in Marin and Sonoma counties. Another round of storms is expected to arrive...
    Ranchers from across the country have raised over $300 million to build a slaughterhouse in Nebraska, Fox News reported. Construction on the new Sustainable Beef slaughterhouse will start this fall on 400 acres of land in Nebraska, according to Fox News. Ranchers launch effort to build own meat plants to fight against low beef priceshttps://t.co/K0CrIoubSa — Fox News (@FoxNews) October 16, 2021 Rusty Kemp, a Nebraska rancher, launched an effort to build a sustainable beef plant because the price of cattle, despite the rising cost of meat, continue to decline, Fox reported. Profits in the beef market have increased steadily since 2016 but the share of every dollar spent on food that goes to ranchers has gone from 35 cents in the 1970s to 14 cents recently, according to Fox News. “We’ve been complaining about it for 30 years,” Kemp said, reported Fox. “It’s probably time somebody does something about it.” Four companies currently hold over 80% of the U.S. beef market at 24 plants, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Massive Meat Processing Company Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines For All...
    (CNN)Three companies that allegedly helped initiate tens of millions of robocalls in the US -- including to people on Do Not Call registries -- are being sued by the Indiana attorney general."Honestly, Hoosiers are sick and tired of these harassing and illegal unwanted robocalls. Everyone is," Attorney General Todd Rokita said in an interview with CNN. The suit, filed Thursday in the US District Court Southern District of Indiana Evansville Division, says that of the millions of robocalls made across the US, more than 4.8 million were to Indiana area codes. The suit lists Startel Communications LLC of Evansville, Indiana, a now-defunct company; VoIP Essential, located in California; and Piratel LLC, also located in California, as defendants.Rokita said in a video statement that Startel allegedly acted as a gateway into the US for robocallers operating out of India, Singapore and the Philippines. Read MoreThe lawsuit also lists Wanda Hall and Abhijit Chowdhury as defendants, alleging they operated a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) business that helped the robocallers. What its like to live in the robocall capital of AmericaThe suit...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE, is inching closer to a possible strike on Monday.The union represents more than 60,000 so-called below the line workers, such as production coordinators, grips and technicians. It has been negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, AMPTP, for five months, but with little success.IATSE is seeking pay increases for its lowest paid members, new protections for meal breaks and rest periods, and pay scale increases on streaming productions which currently offer lower wages.And with a 12:01 am Monday deadline, an industry shutdown is looming."I think there will be a strike," said Steven Ross, a professor of history at USC who specializes in Hollywood labor issues.Ross not only says a union strike would shut down most productions across the country, but that other unions are expected to stage sympathy strikes, with effects felt globally."This is an international union," Ross told Eyewitness News. "It ripples across the entire country and it ripples across the world because it will stop American films from being exported."An IATSE spokesman wouldn't...
    John Catanzara, president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police, said Friday Chicago Mayor Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate is "absolutely wrong" and instructed other officers not to comply. The mandate takes effect Friday and requires all police officers to be vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19 twice a week. Police are required to provide their vaccination status to the city by the end of the day.  CHICAGO POLICE UNION ‘100% AGAINST' VACCINE MANDATE FOR OFFICERS: ‘HELL, NO’ On "Fox & Friends," Catanzara estimated about half of his officers have been vaccinated, but he said even those who have received the vaccine agree that a mandate is wrong.  He told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt that the mandate was Lightfoot’s decision and not something the public had called for. "Everything from this mayor is a dictatorship," he said. "She just decided she was going to do it and push it on the entire city workforce across the board." INGRAHAM: BIDEN'S VACCINE MANDATE WILL WRECK ECONOMY, ‘HAUNT BUSINESSES FOR YEARS’ Catanzara said the police department is not alone in pushing back on the mandate....
    Republicans in the Iowa House won a special election Tuesday and claimed a seat that had been held by a Democrat in the state for decades. State Assemblyman-elect Pastor Jon Dunwell sat down with "Fox & Friends First" Friday to discuss his victory and the attitudes of voters in the area.  FOX NEWS POLL: SCHOOLS, ECONOMY DRIVING CLOSE VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE JON DUNWELL: I think what you saw happen here in Jasper County is exactly what's happening across the country. People are frustrated. People are disappointed. People keep seeing messages everywhere and they feel like nobody's listening to them. They're just having the few telling the many what they can and cannot do. And so we're going to continue here in Iowa, we're going to continue in Jasper County, working on the agenda that we believe the people have given to us. And we're going to continue to enact them and we're going to make life better here and across the nation. And we got to stop some of the craziness that we see happening in Washington, D.C. WATCH THE...
    By Brandon Miller and Judson Jones | CNN Winter weather, ongoing drought conditions and even the remainder of hurricane season will see impacts from a recent cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific. La Niña conditions — the opposite phase of El Niño — have emerged in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the past month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center said Thursday. La Niña typically brings conditions that are wetter and cooler than average to the Pacific Northwest and northern Plains, especially during the winter. In contrast, La Niña means drier and warmer-than-average conditions usually prevail in the South. This could mean the drought-stricken Southwest will likely stay drier. (La Niña also was present last winter and worsened the drought situation across the West and Southwest.) The Southeast is also typically drier during a La Niña winter, though before the season starts, it increases the possibility for tropical weather, including hurricanes. La Niña will persist through winter in the US La Niña — translated from Spanish as “little girl”– is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked...
    WYNDMOOR, Pa. (CBS) — If you go to England, you can find many places offering fish and chips. In Ireland, you’ll probably be looking for a “chipper.” But as you’ll see in this week’s Taste With Tori, you don’t have to go overseas for delicious battered fish and fries. READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: When Will Your October Payment Show Up?If you knock knock with the Irish Trinity Knot on this door in Wyndmoor, you’ll call yourself lucky to have found a friendly spot where you can crush glorious fish and chips and more! Come on into The Yankee Chipper! It’s owned by two cousins, Shana and Eric Since some of their family is still in Ireland, and Eric lived there for a bit, they’ve had their fill of fare from across the Atlantic! So, they know what goes into a great chipper! First the fresh fish and especially chips! READ MORE: 'Slippery Rail Season': SEPTA Warns Of Possible Delays On Regional Rail Caused By Crushed Leaves“We peel them, we cut them, soak, then we drain them, dry them,...
    FDA to discuss boosters for Moderna and J&J, bow and arrow shooting in Norway: 5 Things podcast McAuliffe: GOP rallys pledge to Jan. 6 flag was racist dog whistle Refi Rates at 1.99% APR. Do you qualify? Ad Microsoft Get Paid $200 by Signing Up for This New Card (Yeah, Seriously) Ad Microsoft Refi With No Hidden Fees/Points – As Low as 1.99% APR Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/51...
    Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh says he thinks fugitive Brian Laundrie may have escaped to Mexico with the help of his parents, and that they may have given him a gun. The manhunt continues for Gabby Petito's former fiancé continues after a coroner announced she was strangled.  Walsh made his predictions about Laundrie's whereabouts during Wednesday night's airing of 'Gabby Petito: ID Special Report' on pay television network ID.  He said the fugitive's parents, Christopher and Roberta, could have helped him slip across the border unnoticed, as thousands of migrants are also doing. 'It's a great time to be heading south, because [there are] thousands of refugees,' he said. 'He could walk across the border naked with his hair on fire, and nobody would notice him. I think that's maybe where he's hiding — and somebody might be helping him,' he added.   Walsh also suggested that Laundrie may have been given a weapon by his family. He said: 'I believe they might have given him a gun. I would hate to see someone else become a victim of this...
    "The Silicon Valley Poll is a survey of 1,610 registered voters in five Bay Area counties (Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa)," the poll explains. "The survey was placed in the field September 21-26, 2021 by Embold Research, a division of Change Research Inc., on behalf of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and its research arm, the Institute for Regional Studies." "It's housing, stupid," president and CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley Russell Hancock said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. "That is driving almost all of the results we see in this poll." Walgreens is planning to close down five more of its San Francisco store locations next month because of "organized retail crime." "Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that," a Walgreens spokesperson noted in a statement, according to Fox Business. "Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased...
    Scientists have found nearly 42,000 potential sources of toxic 'forever chemicals' in the surface and drinking water in communities across the U.S., mostly from landfills, and wastewater treatment plants.    Researchers with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an anti-pollution activist organization, scanned public data in the EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History database to find potential sources of contamination of PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, in various communities' water supply.   PFAS are manmade chemicals often added to common household products — including cookware, carpets, clothing, personal care products and food packaging — to make them water- and oil-repellant. They never break down in the environment and, in sufficient quantities, have been linked to a host of health problems. In a report published in the American Water Works Association Water Science journal, the group found water sources most at risk of contamination were near landfills, wastewater treatment plants, petroleum refineries, airports, and electroplating sites and metal finishers.   'It is critical that the EPA start regulating PFAS—now,' said EWG senior scientist David Andrews said in a statement. 'Every community in the U.S. is likely affected...
    The Biden administration is addressing the longstanding problem of bottlenecks at the United States' largest ports in Calif. Although the American Rescue Plan was designed to provide financial relief for businesses in need, the White House has revealed that process hasn't been as seamless as initially hoped. Now, changes are being made. On October 13, the White House issued a press release that stated: "The Administration is convening business leaders, port leaders, and union leaders to discuss the challenges at ports across the country and actions each partner can take to address the delays and congestion across the transportation supply chain." The changes the initiative will bring are as follows: "The Port of Los Angeles is expanding to 24/7 operation. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced its members are willing to work those extra shift. Large companies are announcing they will use expanded hours to move more cargo off the docks, so ships can come to shore faster. "The federal government will be a strong and willing partner in this effort in the near term but...
    Microsoft has revealed that it thwarted one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history last month. The technology giant said it was able to fight off a massive Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) hack involving 70,000 computers, most of which were spread across Asia. The attack targeted one of its customers in Europe, via the firm's Azure cloud computing service, and was 140 per cent higher than the highest attack bandwidth volume Microsoft recorded in 2020. DDoS attacks work by flooding a victim's system with 'internet traffic' in an attempt to overload it and force it offline. They're usually carried out through a network of machines that have been compromised using malware or malicious software to control them remotely.  Microsoft has revealed it thwarted one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history last month WHAT IS A DDOS ATTACK?  DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service.  These attacks attempt to crash a website or online service by bombarding them with a torrent of superfluous requests at exactly the same time. The surge of simple requests overload the servers, causing them to become...
    YOUR average Golden Anniversary isn’t generally a roaring knees-up. A few plates of cucumber sandwiches, a glass of sherry and maybe an attempt at the Hokey Cokey. 3Mickey and co are front and centre of an entertainment extravaganza across all four theme parks that will see some awesome additions Walt Disney World in Florida begs to differ. The 50th anniversary celebrations kicked off in style last weekend with former Mickey Mouse Club starlet Christina Aguilera belting out Disney favourites. But with the celebrations set to run for 18 months, Mickey and co are front and centre of an entertainment extravaganza across all four theme parks that will see some awesome additions take the excitement factor to the next level, even for adults. It all starts at the Magic Kingdom where, above the glittering turrets of Cinderella Castle, the spectacular Disney Enchantment firework display now takes place every night. And we were truly enchanted. The mixture of artfully created fireworks, astounding film projections and special soundtrack left us in awe. From classic films including Alice In Wonderland and Peter Pan to...
    This is the moment a man jumped on top of a parked car to escape an aggressive dog, only to realize there was someone sitting inside it. Destyni Jefferson, a hairstylist from St Louis, Missouri, was in her car outside her house when a man jumped on the roof to flee from a neighbor's German Shepherd.  CCTV shows her honking her horn and scaring off the dog as the man scrambles on top of the car, dropping one of his bags in his panic. 'When I saw the dog running after him, then I understood why he was on my roof,' Jefferson said afterwards.  The man can be heard apologizing to Jefferson before sliding cautiously off the roof as the dog walks back to a front yard across the street. 'I'm so sorry,' he says. She dismisses his apology as she rolls down her window and says, "You good, I saw that motherf****er this morning!"' The man sprints away from the dog when it starts to bark and chase him in St Louis, Missouri Leap of faith! The man fleeing...
    A violent gang dubbed Own Every Dollar has allegedly been preying on diners at high-end New York restaurants to steal their jewelry and are believed to be behind 12 heists across the city.  The 'vicious' robbery ring's latest alleged crime reportedly saw the group casing Pergola restaurant in NoMad, Manhattan, at around 1.15am on Monday before a Manhattan police officer opened fire on the suspected crooks. Officers recognized a BMW parked nearby that matched the description of a car linked with an array of jewelry heists and attempted to stop the vehicle, the New York Post reported. The driver is understood to have jumped a curb and almost ran down pedestrians before an officer stopped the car by firing through its windshield. One suspect was arrested while two suspects ran away and are being searched for by police. The alleged robbers, who are believed to call themselves OED for 'Own Every Dollar' and were described as 'vicious' by a Manhattan officer, are believed to be responsible for least 12 jewelry robberies across New York in the last four months. The ring,...
    (CNN) — Teachers are going to get a little extra lovin’ this week with free breakfast “Thank You” meals from McDonald’s as a token of appreciation. Any educator, including teachers, administrators, and school staff can go to McDonald’s from October 11 to October 15 to receive their breakfast meal, McDonald’s said in a news release Friday. READ MORE: Frederick County Adult Detention Center To Implement Digital Mail System“Together with our Owner/Operators, we’re proud to serve the people who make our communities a better place, and this is an important time to say thank you to some of our everyday heroes,” McDonald’s USA President Joe Erlinger said in the release. “We were honored to give away 12 million free Thank You Meals to first responders and healthcare workers last year and now, with educators going above and beyond, we’re excited to recognize them in a way only McDonald’s can.” Educators will have to show their work ID to receive their Thank You meal, which will come in a Happy Meal box. The meal will include hash browns and a sandwich —...
    SOX PARK — The White Sox, with their backs against the wall, kept their season alive Sunday night — thrilling people across Chicago. The Sox rallied to a 12-6 playoff win in front of more than 40,000 people — many of them on their feet for most of the game — at Guaranteed Rate Field. It’s the team’s first postseason win in Chicago since 2008, and it extended their fight in a best-of-five playoff series against the Houston Astros.  The comeback was a fitting display from the South Side team, which has broken cultural barriers and captivated a diverse fan base. Here’s a look at how fans celebrated across the city:‘You Don’t Have To Be A Certain Mold To Play’With the Sox down 5-1 in the third inning, catcher Yasmani Grandal ignited the rally with a two-run homerun. Brandon Stinson, a freshman at Kenwood Academy and starting catcher for the White Sox’s Amateur City Elite youth baseball team, knows that homerun feeling well. He felt good about the Sox’s chances after the big hit from his favorite player.  “Yes sir,...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Teachers are going to get a little extra lovin' this week with free breakfast "Thank You" meals from McDonald's as a token of appreciation.Any educator, including teachers, administrators, and school staff can go to McDonald's from October 11 to October 15 to receive their breakfast meal, McDonald's said in a news release Friday."Together with our Owner/Operators, we're proud to serve the people who make our communities a better place, and this is an important time to say thank you to some of our everyday heroes," McDonald's USA President Joe Erlinger said in the release."We were honored to give away 12 million free Thank You Meals to first responders and healthcare workers last year and now, with educators going above and beyond, we're excited to recognize them in a way only McDonald's can."Educators will have to show their work ID to receive their Thank You meal, which will come in a Happy Meal box. The meal will include hash browns and a sandwich -- either an egg McMuffin, bacon, egg and cheese biscuit or a sausage biscuit.They will also...
                      by Ambassador Callista L. Gingrich and Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gingrich 360  Today we remember the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, who in October 1492 landed in the Bahamas and became the first Western European to discover what the Europeans would call the New World. When Columbus and his crew of approximately 200 sailors left Spain in three crowded ships – the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria – they set their sails toward an unknown horizon. They expected to discover a trade route to India. (Most Europeans at the time knew the earth was round – but they were unaware of the North and South American continents.) Instead of finding a route to Southeast Asia, Columbus and his crew landed on a continent of new opportunities. Columbus’s accidental discovery opened a permanent passage across the Atlantic and redrew the known map of the world. For this reason alone, Columbus and his voyages are worthy of study and commemoration. Unfortunately, there is a large and growing effort across the country to...
    SEVERE storm warnings have been issued as Oklahoma and Texas brace for tornadoes, flash floods, and potential power outages. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a level 4 out of 5 "moderate" risk for severe storms in parts of Oklahoma on Sunday, a warning that applies to more than 2million people across the state. 5A severe weather warning was issued for parts of Oklahoma and TexasCredit: NOAA 5The storms could be capable of producing hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoesCredit: Youtube / Aaron Jayjack Extreme Storm Chaser 5Residents were warned to prepare for heavy windsCredit: Youtube / Aaron Jayjack Extreme Storm Chaser The storms could be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and even tornadoes on Sunday afternoon and overnight. The storms are linked to a developing low-pressure system and a front that extends from the Midwest through the Southern Plains. Lower alerts were issued on Sunday for several other states as well. A level 3 "enhanced" risk includes the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and Fort Smith, Arkansas. A level 2 "slight" risk covers Spingfield, Missouri, Waco, Texas, and...
    Southwest Airlines has been hit by a second day of mass-flight cancellations, two days after the firm's pilots' union asked a court to block a COVID vaccine mandate. The Dallas-based carrier canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday, equivalent to 27 per cent of its entire schedule for the day. That came hot on the heels of 808 flights canceled on Saturday. Southwest has blamed a combination of inclement weather and staffing shortages at Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Center in Florida for the disruption. But social media users have cited a Friday court filing by the airline's pilots union, the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association, as evidence of a different cause. That filing sought to block pilots from having to have a COVID-19 vaccine, with Southwest setting a December 8 vaccine deadline. It is federally-required to vaccinate its employees as a holder of US government contracts. Southwest nixed more than 1,800 flights during the weekend, leaving passengers stranded But the Southwest pilots' union lawsuit says the rule 'unlawfully imposes new conditions of employment and the new policy threatens termination of any pilot not...
    (CNN)A "potentially significant severe weather event" is forecast for portions of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday, meteorologists warn.A level 4 out of 5 "moderate" risk for severe storms has been issued across portions of Oklahoma by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) for Sunday. This risk covers more than 2 million people across the state, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa. These severe storms will be capable of producing large hail, a few strong tornadoes (EF2 or stronger), and damaging winds Sunday afternoon and into the overnight hours. These storms are associated with a developing low pressure system and a front that extends from the Midwest through the southern Plains. Track the storms here >>> "The potential exists for a couple of long track supercells to evolve and track east northeast through Oklahoma along and just south of the front," said the SPC.Read MoreA supercell is simply a thunderstorm that has rotation associated with it. Nearly all supercells produce severe weather such as large hail, damaging winds, or even tornadoes.The threat of tornadoes is highest Sunday across areas of Oklahoma and north...
    HARROWING pictures show a 39-foot whale that was crushed to death hanging lifelessly over the bow of a tanker in Japan. Horrified locals caught sight of the whale as the ship pulled into the harbour of Kurashiki last month. 3The dead whale on the bow of the tankerCredit: Newsflash 3The 39-foot whale was dragged by the ship across the Pacific OceanCredit: Newsflash Pictures of the five-ton male Bryde whale were first published in Japan's national newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun. "I've been fishing here for decades, but it's the first time I've seen a whale," a local fisherman told media. "I've lived for more than eighty years, but it's my first time [seeing a whale]," another said.  According to reports, the ship's crew were unaware that they had been dragging the whale with them as they sailed through the pacific. A spokesperson for the Mizushima Coast Guard Department told Yomiuri Shimbun that this had been the first time they had seen anything like this. They also said that they would be holding an investigation to ensure that this doesn't happen again. Most...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are continuing their unseasonal rise in New Jersey and across the nation and remain more than $1 per gallon higher than they were a year ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey on Friday was $3.25, up three cents from a week ago. Drivers were paying an average of $2.28 a gallon a year ago at this time. READ MORE: Local Leaders Holding Gun Buyback In Effort To Get Some Weapons Off Philadelphia StreetsThe national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.26, up seven cents from last week. Drivers were paying $2.19 a gallon on average a year ago at this time. READ MORE: Police: 48-Year-Old Man Expected To Survive After Being Shot 7 Times In South PhiladelphiaAnalysts say the price rise in New Jersey comes despite a recent drop in the gas tax. They say crude prices nearing $80 per barrel are the main culprit keeping prices high at a time that usually sees a decline due to reduced demand following...
    Suspected members of a cartel were caught on video firing multiple rounds of bullets from Mexico next to the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas Thursday. The footage was captured by a reporter amid reports that Texas National Guard members have seen cartel gunfights increase near the border recently.  Fox's Bill Melugin, who claimed to have seen everything, added that the National Guardsmen were not certain whether this was a shootout or just meant to intimidate. Soldiers told Melugin that they have been taunted in recent days by the cartel members, who are armed, while standing across the Rio Grande.  'The National Guard here has soldiers all over the place, as well as observation posts all over the place,' Melugin said of the scene. 'They're keeping an eye out for runners and human smugglers.'  Roma, Texas may be one of the busiest hubs of America's immigration crisis at the shared border with Mexico in terms of illegal crossings and cartels.   Fox News Network, LLC Privacy Policy Men who are suspected members of a Mexican cartel were caught on video...
    HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – It’s pretty incredible to watch home surveillance video capture crooks in a pricey BMW pull up to a Hollywood home at 5:30 p.m. Friday. In seconds, they’re out the door with a jack, looking to steal a catalytic converter. READ MORE: Cancer Specialist Shares What To Learn From Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis' Breast Cancer DiagnosisSomeone inside the home noticed as the car was being lifted. “My husband saw them through the camera, go to the window and (he) hit the window and they run away,” said the homeowner, who did not want to be identified. The video shows the thieves tossing the tools back in the car and battling each other to get into the back seat. In seconds, they’re off – driving across the lawn to get away fast before they could finish the job. WATCH: Surveillance Video Of Thieves Targeting Catalytic Converter   Now, the homeowners are keeping their cars behind a locked gate. “If people are capable of doing that thing at that time, what else can they do when people...
    A "DEATH Star" UFO craft was allegedly spotted flying at high speed across the surface of the moon, sending alien conspiracy theorists wild. The bonkers theory gained motion when footage of a black object zooming across the moon's surface was shared online. 5Some say the bizarre black object could be a UFO 'Death Star'Credit: YouTube/Dragana M Redzic/Hidden Underbelly 2.0 5The object raced across the surface of the moonCredit: YouTube/Dragana M Redzic/Hidden Underbelly 2.0 Conspiracy theorists says the strange mass - which looks like a meteor - was an alien craft of "Death Star" proportions. The bizarre clip captures the rocky surface of the moon through the lens of a Nikon COOLPIX P900 digital camera. As the camera traces around the moon, it locks onto a small object that appears in the top right corner and races across the surface of the moon, leaving a massive shadow, before disappearing into the darkness. The footage was filmed by Serbian woman Dragana M Redzic on August 23 and shared on Hidden Underbelly 2.0's YouTube channel. The UFO-toting conspiracy theorist says: "While she (Dragana)...
    Despite her failure in addressing the “root causes” behind thousands of illegal aliens streaming into the United States over the southern border and random road trips to support President Joe Biden’s struggling “infrastructure” bills, Vice President Kamala Harris’s latest assignment is to hit the mid-term election campaign trail to recruit Latino, black, and young people to the Democrat Party. “For the Democratic Party, it’s the number one need, period,” Amanda Renteria, who was the national political director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said in a McClatchy report. “You have got to get out these voters that don’t generally come out in a midterm election.” “As we head into 2022, Vice President Harris will continue to be an invaluable asset to Democrats up and down the ballot,” DNC Deputy Communications Director Ofirah Yheskel said in a statement. “Vice President Harris will play a key role as the DNC continues to fight to expand our majorities and fire up our grassroots supporters, including women, young people, and black and brown communities.” An anonymous source added that suburban moms need to be added to...
    THE ANNUAL Draconid meteor shower will reach its climax on Friday but the days before and after could still provide a good glimpse. If you're located in the Northern Hemisphere and get an evening with a cloud free sky then you could see plenty of shooting stars. 1The Draconid meteor shower occurs every OctoberCredit: Alamy The October shower has been known to provide almost 1,000 shooting stars each hour. Unfortunately, an outburst like this isn't expected again until 2025 but you could still see a good handful per hour in 2021. How to watch Draconid meteor shower The celestial phenomenon gets its name from the Draco the Dragon constellation, which lies in the far northern part of the sky. Sometimes the meteors look like they're flying from this point. Most read in NewsNEW FACTS Nancy Grace predicts what Gabby autopsy will reveal once it is finally releasedSHOCK TWIST Laundrie's sis says he DID fly home to Florida after fight with Gabby in UtahCLOSING IN? Laundrie cops 'find fresh campsite' as fugitive's dad agrees to HELP with huntRevealedCAR QUIZ Laundrie's Ford...
    FIFA 22 launched this month, as is par for the course for the annual football series, but it could be the last FIFA title from EA. But that's not to say that the publisher is pulling the plug on its EA Sports football games altogether. 1FIFA 22Credit: EA In a press release announcing FIFA 22's record-breaking launch, EA touches on the millions of players that have been spending their time on the virtual pitch before switching gears and talking about the future of the franchise. "While we are only at the beginning of our journey with you in this year’s game, we’re also focused on where we go from here," it says. The feedback from the community has given EA "a clear vision for the future of football". But that vision includes reviewing licenses that are maybe getting a bit too pricey. "Through years of building our global franchise, we also know that authenticity is essential to the experience. "That’s why we focus so much energy on the collective strength of over 300 individual licensed partners that give us...
    It's that time of year again. The days are growing shorter and the temperatures are dropping, which means it's only a matter of time before the arrival of winter.As some welcome the return of snow, others may be wondering what the coldest time of the year has in store - and AccuWeather meteorologists have the answers. That's right -- it's time for the annual AccuWeather winter forecast.Last winter was one that will not soon be forgotten, especially in the central U.S. where a snowstorm followed by extremely cold air left millions in the dark across Texas. Just days later, 73.2% of the country measured snow on the ground, the highest percentage since record-keeping on that metric began in 2003. Additionally, Denver experienced its snowiest winter in 37 years.AccuWeather's team of long-range forecasters, led by Senior Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, has made its annual prediction for the upcoming winter season, giving people all across the country time to prepare for what is expected to be a busy winter from coast to coast. AccuWeather is predicting some similarities this year compared to last...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Market Wagon, a website where customers can buy fresh produce from local farmers or prepared food from other vendors, recently launched in the Baltimore region. Twenty-one vendors in Maryland are on the site, and residents of Baltimore, Harford, Howard, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Carroll and Frederick counties, as well as Baltimore City and Washington, D.C., can have food from across the state shipped to their home for a flat fee of $6.95. READ MORE: Baltimore Man, 27, Dies After Dirt Bike Crash In Brooklyn ParkVendors include A Friendly Bread in Baltimore, GreenIsland Bakery in Washington, Kitchen Girl Farm in Parkton, Groff’s Content Farm in Rocky Ridge, and Oksana’s Produce Farm in Chestertown. READ MORE: Baltimore County Fall Restaurant Week Set For Oct. 15-24Among the 279 products listed for sale are eggs, different lettuces, fresh cuts of meat, pre-made lasagna and gourmet dog treats, to name a few. MORE NEWS: 133 Cats Rescued From Baltimore Home In Pet Hoarding CaseOrders are delivered each Tuesday in insulated tote bags with ice packs. No subscription is required.
    Rihanna is reportedly planning to open physical stores for her Savage x Fenty lingerie line across the US next year. The 33-year-old billionaire businesswoman's brand's chief marketing and design officer, Christiane Pendarvis, has said they can 'absolutely see some stores in 2022', for those 'customers who don't feel comfortable purchasing online.' Business Insider reports that shops in Europe could also be on the cards, though there are no solid plans at this time. You glow girl: Rihanna is reportedly planning to open physical stores for her Savage x Fenty lingerie line across the US next year Brain for biz: The 33-year-old billionaire businesswoman's brand's chief marketing and design officer, Christiane Pendarvis, has said they can 'absolutely see some stores in 2022', for those 'customers who don't feel comfortable purchasing online.' Seen in September Last month, Rihanna's third Savage x Fenty runway show hit Amazon Prime Video. The show came weeks after the 'Rude Boy' hitmaker was named a billionaire. Rihanna is now estimated to be worth $1.7 billion after Forbes reported that she joined the billionaire club thanks to her hugely popular...
    San Diego residents have sucessfully opposed the placement of sexually violent predator in a million-dollar home across the road from a school bus stop.  Douglas Badger, 78, a convicted child sex offender, was recommended by the California Department of State Hospitals to be placed in a home on Frondoso Drive in the Rancho Bernardo neighbourhood which backs onto the country club. However, outraged residents rallied together to reject the placement of Badger in the home, who according to court records was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and sexual sadism. They argued that the neighborhood has many families and children living there, and there are three school bus stops within a short walking distance of the house. San Diego residents sucessfully opposed sexually violent predator Douglas Badger, 78, (pictured) moving into a $1m home on Frondoso Drive, across the road from a school bus stop Following the protests from residents, the owners of the Rancho Bernardo house withdrew their permission to the state on Friday, saying they could not 'in good conscience' consent to Badger being placed at their property. Badger was convicted of sexual assaulting both males and females,...
    (CNN)While much of the US is seeing a decline in hospitalizations for Covid-19, it's also evident the fight against the pandemic is far from over as eight states are reporting limited numbers of available ICU beds.Texas, Idaho, Alabama, Georgia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arkansas and North Carolina have 15% or less of their ICU capacity available to patients, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services.Dwindling capacity from Covid-19 has led to many hospitals strained for resources and staffing, often leaving them unable to provide the standard of care they would like, according to health care professionals. Covid-19 numbers are improving. Dont let history repeat itself with yet another resurgence, doctors sayOn average over the last week, Covid-19 hospitalizations have declined by more than 1,400 a day, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whether the change is temporary or the beginning of the end is still not clear, health experts say, and now is not the time to get complacent.Read MoreDr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
    Authorities say the California pipeline that spilled approximately 126,000 gallons of oil into the water in Orange County had suffered a 13-inch gash and been dragged along the ocean floor by more than 100 feet. Amplify Energy Corp., the company that operates the line, told KTLA the pipe was displaced into a 'almost a semicircle' and had 'essentially been pulled like a bow string.' 4,000 feet of the pipeline has been 'laterally displaced' by approximately 105 feet. Preliminary reports suggest the spill may have been 'caused by an anchor that hooked the pipeline, causing a partial tear,' federal transportation investigators told CNBC. Multiple large cargo vessels had been in the area prior to the incident. Officials with the US Coast Guard are investigating the theory, however, during Tuesday's press conference, there was still no confirmation regarding the cause of the leak. The spill, which was reported Saturday, sent thousands of gallons of highly-viscous oil into the ocean off of Huntington Beach. It then washed onto miles of beaches and protected marshland in Southern California. Experts estimate area beaches and coastal...
    Former National Women's Soccer League players Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim are speaking out about their allegations of sexual harassment and coercion against fired coach Paul Riley — problems that Shim says are widespread across the sport. 'He's a predator,' Shim told NBC's Today Show during a Tuesday morning interview with Farrelly and former US national team captain Alex Morgan. 'He sexually harassed me. He sexually coerced Sinead. He took away our careers.' Riley, the head coach of the NWSL's North Carolina Courage, was fired last week over allegations of sexual harassment, sexual coercion and inappropriate comments about players' weight and sexual orientation dating back more than a decade. Since the claims were revealed by The Athletic last week, the NWSL called off its weekend games and commissioner Lisa Baird stepped down Friday night. Riley, now 58, told The Athletic the allegations were 'completely untrue,' adding that he's 'never had sex with or made sexual advances towards these players.' Shim says she first complained about Riley in 2015 when she played for him on the Portland Thorns. But while the...
    A homeowner has divided opinion by coming up with a unique method to stop people taking a shortcut across his front lawn. CCTV footage posted on TikTok shows several people getting soaked by an automatic sprinkler if they get too close to the man's house. The clip is believed to have been filmed in North America. Thomas Lyons became annoyed by the number of people skipping a section of sidewalk by trampling across his front lawn every day. CCTV footage posted on TikTok shows several people getting soaked by an automatic sprinkler if they get too close to the man's house. The clip is believed to have been filmed in North America @tgunz81 ##funny ♬ Monkeys Spinning Monkeys - Kevin MacLeod TikTok Privacy Policy A 'before' clip he posted on social media shows walkers and even cyclists ambling across his law in the day and even at night.  'More lawn pirates! Asked nicely everyday to stay off the lawn but people just keep coming,' he captioned the video.  Determined to stop them, Mr Lyon bought an automatic sprinkler system which...
    CHICAGO — For the first time, the Police Department has a team solely focused on recruiting officers — but it faces an uphill battle as fewer people see policing as an “attractive job,” Chicago’s top cop told alderpeople Monday. The city hopes to send 60-70 recruits through the academy every six weeks in 2022 and beyond, but it needs thousands more people to sign up to take the police entrance exam to keep pace with the above-normal attrition rate in the department, Supt. David Brown said. “Millennials and Gen Z don’t see it as an attractive job, and the more we beat up our police officers, the more difficult it is to recruit people,” Brown said during a lengthy budget hearing on the department’s $1.9 billion 2022 budget request. The hiring push includes placing Deputy Chief Yolanda Talley in charge of the team that will scour the nation to convince potential recruits to take the exam, which is now available in person and online. “She wants to be in every community, she wants to be in every job fair, military...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Shouldering both pandemic troubles and a systemic lack of access to capital, hundreds of Hispanic-owned businesses across the country and in South Florida are getting a much-needed boost from the PepsiCo Foundation. Opening the doors to her Peruvian restaurant, Claudy’s Kitchen, was a lifelong dream for Claudia Berroa. READ MORE: Deadline Looms For Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo's Action Plan“I came from a poor family, but now, I think, having the restaurant shares my family recipes,” she said. But sharing those dishes hasn’t been easy. The family’s New York City restaurant opened during the pandemic last summer. “The week that we opened two restaurants closed on this block, so we were super scared,” said Rich Berroa. A 2020 Stanford University report found 86% of Latino-owned businesses experienced immediate, negative effects of the pandemic, and they were disproportionately less likely to receive government help, like PPP loans. “I know particularly for the PPP, our bank was putting priority to bigger loans,” Rich said. Claudy’s Kitchen got help from the PepsiCo Foundation, which is investing 50 million dollars into...