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    (CNN)A Boston subway line that provides nearly 100,000 trips a day will be closed for about a month to undergo urgent repairs, according to Boston transportation authorities.The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced the 30-day shutdown of the Orange Line Wednesday, the agency said in a news release.Last month, a fire on a train prompted the evacuation of 200 people in Somerville, Massachusetts, and the rescue of one person who escaped by jumping into the Mystic River, CNN previously reported.Fire on Massachusetts train prompts evacuation, rescue of passenger who jumped off bridge into riverThe train fire was caused by a piece of metal that runs along the base of the train coming loose, according to the agency.A month later, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority General Manager Steve Poftak says the shutdown will allow the agency to make major progress.Read More"We've listened to our riders, and we hear them loud and clear -- bold action needs to happen in order to improve the MBTA at the pace that riders deserve," Poftak said. "We can eliminate slow zones, prevent unplanned service disruptions, and increase...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for jobless benefits last week as the number of unemployed continues to rise modestly, though the labor market remains one of the strongest parts of the U.S. economy. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 30 rose by 6,000 to 260,000 from the previous week’s 254,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time applications generally reflect layoffs. The four-week average for claims, which evens out the weekly ups and downs, also rose from the previous week, to 254,750. The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending July 23 rose by 48,000 from the previous week, to 1,416,000. That figure has been near 50-year lows for months. On Tuesday, the Labor Department reported that American employers posted fewer job openings in June as the economy contends with persistently high inflation and rising interest rates. Job openings fell to a still-high 10.7 million in June from 11.3 million in May. Job openings, which never exceeded 8 million in a month before last year, had topped 11 million every month...
    July was full of rainy days, and the month ranked high historically for the D.C. area. This was the sixth-wettest July on record at Reagan National Airport. Three of the six wettest Julys in D.C. since 1941, when weather records started being kept at what is now Reagan National Airport, have happened in the last six years, according to Storm Team4 meteorologist Chuck Bell. Three of the six wettest Julys in DC (since we moved weather records to Reagan National in 1941) have happened in the last 6 years. DC has an additional 0.48″ of rain yesterday to push the monthly total to more than 7 1/2 inches so the grass and gardens are-a-growin’. pic.twitter.com/z3VQZkRtam — Chuck Bell (@ChuckBell4) August 1, 2022 If it seems as if there has been a lot of rainfall in July in recent years, you are not imagining things. Data from the National Weather Service shows that July in 2019 and 2020 each saw roughly 6.5 inches of rain. More Local News More Weather News Rainfall totals in inches for...
    Unemployment rates have held steadily for months at the lowest marks since before the pandemic. WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless benefits last week, but the previous week's number was revised upward significantly, with claims breaching the 250,000 level in back-to-back weeks for the first time in more than eight months. Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 23 declined by 5,000 to 256,000 from the previous week’s 261,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The number of claims for the week of July 16 was revised upward by 10,000 from the previous estimate of 251,000. First-time applications generally reflect layoffs. The four-week average for claims, which smooths out some of the week-to-week volatility, rose by 6,250 from the previous week, to 249,500. That number is also at its highest level since November of last year. The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending July 16 fell by 25,000 from the previous week, to 1,359,000. That figure has been near 50-year lows for months. Earlier this month, the Labor Department reported that employers...
    The two largest US oil companies, Exxon Mobil and Chevron, posted record revenue and profits on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices. Exxon outpaced its rivals with second-quarter net income of $17.9 billion, several billion dollars ahead of its previous record in 2012 and tantamount to profits of $2,270 every second of every day.  Chevron made a record $11.62 billion in profit on quarterly sales totaling $65 billion.  The oil industry has been booming in recent months as prices for its products soared following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  But for consumers, the result has been painfully high gas prices, which set a record of more than $5 per gallon last month before easing back down in recent weeks.  Exxon outpaced its rivals with second-quarter net income of $17.9 billion, several billion dollars ahead of its previous record in 2012 Soaring energy prices have rattled consumers and become a heated political flashpoint ahead of the key midterm elections.  President Joe Biden has blamed sky-high gas prices in part on greedy corporations, saying last month that 'Exxon made...
    In a statement on Facebook, Gibson said Jones "has created an environment [in which] I do not feel we can perform our duties and services to the community," the station added. Gibson said he'd consider returning to the police force if Jones was dismissed, WRAL said. The station said Jones declined an interview, citing a "personnel matter." New town manager sued her previous employer Jones, who is black, sued her previous employer — Richland County, South Carolina — for gender and racial discrimination after she was terminated, WRAL said, adding that the lawsuit indicates she worked as manager of research and was an assistant director. She alleged "hostile" treatment from Richland County leaders and her supervisor, the station said, as well as retaliation after she reported bad behavior. In addition, WRAL said Jones claims in the lawsuit that she wasn't paid fairly and treated differently due to illness. Jones was terminated on March 30, 2015, the station said, adding that the lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed. WRAL said court records don't reveal...
    WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to the highest level in more than eight months in what may be a sign that the labor market is weakening.Applications for jobless aid for the week ending July 16 rose by 7,000 to 251,000, up from the previous week's 244,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That's the most since Nov. 13, 2021 when 265,000 Americans applied for benefits.Analysts surveyed by the data firm FactSet expected the number to come in at 242,000.First-time applications generally reflect layoffs.The four-week average for claims, which smooths out some of the week-to-week volatility, rose by 4,500 from the previous week, to 240,500.The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending July 9 rose by 51,000 from the previous week, to 1,384,000. That figure has been near 50-year lows for months.Earlier this month, the Labor Department reported that employers added 372,000 jobs in June, a surprisingly robust gain and similar to the pace of the previous two months. Economists had expected job growth to slow sharply last month given...
    SAN RAMON — Da’Kiya Banks unslung her black and white Riedell roller skates from her shoulder, held them up by the laces and snapped a photo outside of The Golden Skate’s doors last week, memorializing one of the last evenings she could spend hours circling the slick wooden floor. After 47 years, the San Ramon roller rink is on its last wheels — closing its doors for good July 31, and leaving the greater Bay Area with only three indoor roller rinks from Antioch to San Francisco to San Jose. “I am disappointed, because so many of them keep closing down,” Banks said. “This was my adult ‘home’ skating rink, and Cal Skate was my childhood skating rink. Now, I’m going to have to travel even farther.” By the time disco soared to popularity in the 1970s, there were more than a dozen roller rinks across the Bay Area. Milpitas’ Cal Skate closed in 2011 and San Jose Skate shut down in 2014. Eight years later, it’s Golden Skate’s turn — and what will replace it? Housing. Located just off Interstate...
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials say the toxic chemical methanol was in the blood of the 21 teens who died at a bar last month. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The nine members of The Late Show staff arrested for 'unlawfully' entering the Capitol last month will not be prosecuted, the Department of Justice has ruled. The Capitol Police released a statement Monday night in an update on the incident involving members associated with Stephen Colbert's talk show on June 16. 'The United States Capitol Police (USCP) has been working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on the June 16, 2022, Unlawful Entry case that involved a group of nine people associated with The Late Show,' it read. 'The USCP arrested nine people for Unlawful Entry charges because members of the group had been told several times before they entered the Congressional buildings that they had to remain with a staff escort inside the buildings and they failed to do so. 'The United States Capitol Police was just informed the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia is declining to prosecute the case. 'We respect the decision that office has made.' Colbert dismissed the comparisons between the arrests and the January 6 riot as a...
    (CNN)A Russian delegation has visited an airfield in central Iran at least twice in the last month to examine weapons-capable drones, according to national security adviser Jake Sullivan and satellite imagery obtained exclusively by CNN.Iran began showcasing the Shahed-191 and Shahed-129 drones, also known as UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, to Russia at Kashan Airfield south of Tehran in June, US officials told CNN. Both types of drones are capable of carrying precision-guided missiles. "We have information that the Iranian government is preparing to provide Russia with several hundred UAVs, including weapons-capable UAVs," Sullivan told CNN in a statement."We assess an official Russian delegation recently received a showcase of Iranian attack-capable UAVs," Sullivan added. "We are releasing these images captured in June showing Iranian UAVs that the Russian government delegation saw that day. This suggests ongoing Russian interest in acquiring Iranian attack-capable UAVs."Sullivan said that to the US' knowledge, the June visit "was the first time a Russian delegation has visited this airfield for such a showcase." A Russian delegation visited the airfield for a similar showcase again on July...
    An eighth defendant has been arrested in connection to a no-knock search warrant in Germantown last month, authorities say. Deshawn Nelson, 18, was arrested following a successful raid on a Germantown residence, Montgomery County police announced. Seven other suspects were arrested from the home at 19753 Crystal Rock Drive on Wednesday, June 22, according to officials. The home was a known haven of guns and drugs, police said. Nelson was captured on an Instagram live video holding multiple guns and pointing them at the camera, but left the home before the warrant was executed.  Nelson faces several firearms-related charges and has been ordered to be held without bond.
    A man who allegedly shot a Chicago police officer in June was arrested in Burlington, Iowa, on Wednesday, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Jabari Edwards, 28, of Chicago, is facing two charges for attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and will be extradited to the Windy City from the Des Moines County Correctional Center. Edwards allegedly shot police officer Fernanda Ballesteros, 27, through a squad car while she and another officer attempted to pull Edwards over for a minor traffic violation at the 6100 block of South Paulina at 5:43 p.m on June 1. When the bullet hit the windshield, it fragmented and sent pieces into Ballesteros head, neck, and shoulder, according to CWB Chicago. Ballesteros’s partner, who was not injured, rushed the injured cop to the hospital, the Associated Press (AP) reported. She was later released and is recovering at home. After the shooting, the suspect crashed the vehicle nearby, and “suspects” fled from the vehicle, the AP noted in June. Edwards had already been facing felony firearm charges and was in the electric monitoring program, which has recently come under...
    Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD) ran political ads in early primary states last month in a potential sign she might run for the GOP nomination in 2024. She has not said one way or another what she intends to do in a primary believed to belong to former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). Neither man has declared and it is not clear if DeSantis has any intention to run for the party’s nomination for president. That might not be the case for Noem. She shared her story with voters in Iowa, New Hampshire and other states during the month of June through an ad. She spoke about her personal life and bragged about South Dakota’s economic wins. She declared, “Freedom runs free. So Saddle up.” The Daily Caller reported: Her campaign released a total of nine ads. Overall, the advertisement earned one quarter of its audience size from South Dakota, 11% in South Carolina, 10% in Ohio, nine percent in Pennsylvania and six percent in Iowa, according to Meta summary data. The...
    A Chelsea Tower rental apartments billboard.Jeff Greenberg | Getty Images The average monthly rent for a Manhattan apartment surpassed $5,000 for the first time — and brokers say demand and prices are headed even higher into the fall. The average apartment rent in June was $5,058, the highest on record, according to a report from Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman. Average rental prices were up 29% over last year, while median rent was up by 25% to $4,050 a month. Aside from pricing out many renters, the increases could have knock-on effects amid broader inflation pressures. Rents are a key component of the government's consumer price index, which increased 9.1% from a year ago in June, and New York is the nation's largest rental market. The continued price pressure in Manhattan rentals could add to higher inflation in the months ahead, and put more pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise rates in an attempt to tame prices. "There are no signs of a slowdown, at least not yet," said Jonathan Miller, CEO of Miller Samuel. Miller said higher mortgage...
    Teague fired his shotgun once, hitting one of the intruders, KNBC reported. Oscar Malma — who's married to Teague's granddaughter — explained to KNBC after the incident that Teague was living with his daughter since his wife died a few months ago, so he hasn't been at his home as much. "Recently he's been having break-ins," Malma told the station. "It happened once on Friday; on [a] bright day they went to break in the house. And now this happened in the middle of the night? ... They were looking for him. They've been watching him. They've been watching the house for a while." Image source: KNBC-TV video screenshot Malma added to KNBC that Teague has grown tired of the break-ins and police taking too long to respond. "He was tired because every time he calls the police, [they take] forever to come and assist him," Malma told KABC-TV. "He took the law into his own hands." The station said authorities have not confirmed how many reported...
    A BUDDING businesswoman has opened up on how she decided to ditch her day job and launch a new company - and majorly transform her finances in the process.  Maya Portorreal, from New Jersey in America, previously worked as a retail assistant, where she took home roughly £34,000 in a year. Now, as CEO of her own company, she earns almost £300,000. 4Maya went from a retail assistant to CEO of her own companyCredit: CNBC However, just weeks into landing her job at luxury fashion brand Pierre Hardy, Maya, 27, got the idea to start a sensitive skin friendly jewellery brand - and her business Kitten Co. was born. At the time, she had just $2000 dollars to her name, but she was determined to prove that the risk would pay off.  Speaking in early 2022, Maya introduced herself in a YouTube video for CNBC Make It as part of their franchise, On The Side. She said: “My name is Maya Portorreal, I’m 27 years old and I made $350,000 last year from my side hustle. “I was only a...
    Joe Biden has removed the top clamps from his bicycle after taking a tumble last month when he got his foot trapped. The President, 79, joked with reporters on Sunday about having removed the accessories as he cycled around Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. Meanwhile a member of his secret service detail was reported to have fallen off his bike earlier in the day, with Biden saying to onlookers: 'It wasn't me!' It comes after the President went flying off his bicycle last month before his detail swooped on him and ensured he was not injured. He appears to have blamed the toe clamps and was spotted in the same area near his house with them on Sunday. ALL SMILES: The President seemed to be in a good mood during his bike ride on a sunndy day in Delaware  Before and after images show the President's bike when it had the toe clamps on it and now they are removed Biden, wearing a helmet, a navy blue polo and grey shorts, cycled up to reporters waiting for him in the early hours. He said:...
    Detours on a stretch of the Long Island Expressway are expected to last a month during roadwork. The New York State Department of Transportation announced on Friday, July 8 that beginning Monday, July 11, westbound traffic on the expressway will be detoured onto the North Service Road from Exit 64 (State Route 112) to Exit 61 (Patchogue-Holbrook Road/Suffolk County Route 19) in the Town of Brookhaven. The detours are scheduled on weeknights from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. during a pavement resurfacing project.  Additionally, one westbound lane will be closed between 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., the DOT noted. The detours and lane closures are expected to last approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Motorists are urged to plan accordingly and drive responsibly in work zones, the DOT noted, saying that "Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license." Check back to Daily Voice for updates.
    A GIRl, 6, has become the latest victim in a spate of leopard attacks as the beast pounced and dragged her away from her home. Zubaida Jan was found dead despite her family following her screams and cries for help near her home in Gopalpora village, southern Kashmir, India. 2Zubaida Jan was found dead after being attacked by the leopard in Kashmir 2Another leopard attack has struck India after three children were killed in JuneCredit: Getty - Contributor She is the fourth child to die in less than a month - with three other kids being killed by a leopard in the north of the region. Zubaida's brother had also reportedly been attacked by a leopard just a month prior - but escaped with his life. She had been playing outside her home on Friday when he leopard stuck. The animal is reported to have pounced on her and their carried her away as she screamed. READ MORE ON ANIMAL ATTACKSPRIMAL SCREAM World's worst zoo attacks and miraculous escapes in the face of certain deathSAVAGE ATTACK Sloth bear...
    By Polo Sandoval | CNN Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas’ Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday. “At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning,” the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. “This matter remains under active investigation.” No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three US citizens in the latest news release. The Americans — Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida — died over the course of one evening. Chiarella’s wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation’s capital of Nassau for further treatment before being transferred to Florida. The two couples had reported feeling ill the night prior...
    (CNN)Three Americans found dead at a Sandals resort on the Bahamas' Great Exuma island on May 6 died due to carbon monoxide poisoning, local authorities said Tuesday."At this juncture of the investigation, we can officially confirm that all three of the victims died as a result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning," the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced in a news release. "This matter remains under active investigation."No signs of trauma were found on the bodies, police previously told CNN, and Bahamian acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper had said foul play was not suspected. Police would not comment beyond the cause of death for all three US citizens in the latest news release. Autopsies are being conducted on the guests found dead at a Sandals resort in the Bahamas. Heres what we know The Americans -- Michael Phillips, 68, and his wife, Robbie Phillips, 65, from Tennessee, and Vincent Paul Chiarella, 64, from Florida -- died over the course of one evening. Chiarella's wife, Donnis, 65, was airlifted to the nation's capital of Nassau for further treatment before being...
    Depeche Mode's keyboardist Andy Fletcher died after suffering an 'aortic dissection' at the age of 60, the band announced. Fletcher, nicknamed 'Fletch', founded the group in Basildon in 1980 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years ago. Following his death on May 26, the band said there had been an 'outpouring of love' and it has been 'incredible' to see how much he meant to everyone. In a statement posted on Instagram, Depeche Mode said: 'As you can imagine, it's been a strange, sad, disorienting few weeks for us here, to say the least. But we've seen and felt all of your love and support, and we know that Andy's family has too. 'A couple weeks ago we received the result from the medical examiners, which Andy's family asked us to share with you now. 'Andy suffered an aortic dissection while at home on May 26. So, even though it was far, far too soon, he passed naturally and without prolonged suffering.' The band said they had held a celebration of his life in...
    The final surviving member of the group of ISIS fanatics who terrorized Paris with a string of attacks in November 2015 has begged for clemency on the final day of his trial, saying he is not 'a murderer'.  Salah Abdeslam, 32, told the court he had apologised for his actions and to convict him of murder would be an 'injustice'. The five judges overseeing the trial into the attacks, which took place at multiple locations across the city including in the Bataclan concert hall, headed to a secret location today (June 27) to consider their verdicts. The specially built court in central Paris held its final hearings on Monday after nine months of testimony and questioning that has seen the only surviving Islamic State attacker, Salah Abdeslam, beg for clemency. Salah Abdeslam, 32, told the court he had apologised for his actions and to convict him of murder would be an 'injustice' The former ISIS member was arrested in Brussels after a Europe-wide manhunt in March 2016 Hundreds of tributes were laid by the Bataclan and other target sites to those...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. job market remains strong in the face of rising inflation and interest rates. Applications for jobless aid fell by 3,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 11, down from the previous week’s 232,000, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time applications generally represent the number of layoffs. The four-week average for claims, which evens out some of the week-to-week volatility, rose by 2,750 from the previous week, to 218,500. The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending June 4 was 1,312,000. That figure has hovered near 50-year lows for months. While Americans have enjoyed historically strong job security and higher wages recently, much of that has been offset by four-decade high inflation. The Labor Department reported last week that consumer prices surged 8.6% last month — even more than in April — from a year earlier. The Federal Reserve responded by raising its main borrowing rate by three-quarters of a point on Wednesday, its main tool for fighting rising prices. Wednesday’s...
    ARSENAL have been handed a favourable start to the 2023-23 Premier League season with the club to play no 'Big Six' side in the opening month. That is a stark contrast to last campaign's nightmare start where they faced Chelsea and Manchester City in their first three matches. 3 For the second year running, Arsenal will play away on a Friday night to kick off the new term on August 5. And they will be desperate avoid a defeat like they did at Brentford last season as they face Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace, who smashed them 3-0 at Selhurst Park in April. Following the London derby, the Gunners host Leicester, before pitting their wits against newly-promoted sides Bournemouth and Fulham. They conclude the month with a home clash against Aston Villa, before travelling to Manchester United on September 3 in their first major clash of the campaign. 3Arsenal kick off the season with a tough trip to Crystal Palace on August 5Credit: AP READ MORE ON ARSENALGUNNERS NEWS Arsenal PL fixtures to be announced, Gabriel Jesus agent 'ARRIVES in London'...
    A pro-life Republican politician had his office firebombed on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks against pregnancy centers and pro-life officials in the wake of a bombshell leaked Supreme court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade. Andrew Barkis, a Republican representing the Olympia in the Washington state legislature, had his Olympia office attacked around 4 a.m. It was not clear whether he was deliberately attacked for his beliefs. The same group of people were also seen ransacking a nearby antique center 20 minutes later.  Two masked people were caught on a Ring camera installed outside the building breaking a window with a hammer, and throwing a lit flare into the building. There were no injuries, and no one has claimed responsibility. Two masked individuals are seen in the early hours of Monday walking up to Andrew Barkis's office door. The person on the right smashed the door with a hammer; the individual to the left is throwing a lit flare inside The first person can be seen raising their right arm with a hammer, to smash...
    Inflation will cost families an additional $5,520 per year, increasing from a projection in March, according to Moody’s. President Biden’s 40-year-high inflation will cost American households on average an extra $5,520 in 2022, or $460 per month, a Moody’s analysts projected. In March, that projection was less. Bloomberg estimated families would be charged an extra $5,200 in 2022, or $433 per month, 27 dollars less. Moody’s compared the average household spending in May of 2021 to the years of 2018 and 2019, when the annual inflation rate was 2.1 percent. Moody’s Analytics senior economist Ryan Sweet told the New York Post: Having inflation at 8.5% on a year-ago basis, compared with the 2.1% average growth in 2018 and 2019, is costing the average household $346.67 per month to purchase the same basket of goods and services as they did last year. However, the pure cost for households for having inflation running at 8.5% is $460.42 per month. The soaring costs are altering consumer habits, June’s BMO Real Financial Progress Index survey revealed: 42% are changing how they shop for groceries. This includes opting for cheaper items,...
    U.S. gas prices have skyrocketed by over 60 cents in the last month alone as they continue to hit record highs day by day in President Joe Biden’s America. According to data from AAA, gas prices hit another record high on Thursday, reaching $4.970 for regular gas. Mid-grade is now well over $5.00 per gallon, landing at $5.332, and premium’s average stands at $5.624. Diesel fuel also hit another record high on Thursday, reaching $5.740.  Thursday’s rise for regular gas reflects a 25 cent rise in the last week alone, as the national average price of gas one week ago stood at $4.715. The price increase in the last month is even more stunning, jumping from $4.328 to Thursday’s average of $4.970 — a 64 cent rise.  Overall, the average price of gas is $1.90 higher than it was one year ago.  Twenty states now have an average gas price above $5.00 per gallon — up from the 16 states reported on Wednesday with Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, and Utah joining the list.  However, according to data from Gas...
    A hero dog who saved its owner from a mountain lion attack when hiking has died after suffering a fractured skull in the attack. Fierce Belgian shepherd, Eva, who suffered serious injuries helping stave off the attack, died after suffering several seizures this morning according to posts on her owner's Instagram. The post read: 'We said goodbye at 9:20 this morning. 'There were no changes to her condition overnight. Goodbye my beautiful sweet girl. 'You are my world, my light, my best friend. The world is a much darker place.'  Erin Wilson, 24, narrowly avoided being mauled to death by a mountain lion on a Northern California trail on May 16 thanks to Eva, who suffered serious injuries helping stave off the attack. Erin Wilson, 24,  is pictured with her dog Eva before the horrific cougar attack that left the pooch with skull fractures The late Belgian Malinois Eva suffered two skull fractures and punctured sinuses protecting her owner from an attacking mountain lion in Big Bar Pass in Northern California Wilson was hiking with her pet on the Big...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration attempted to contact North Korea in the last month to discuss "possible cooperation on humanitarian issues, including Covid-19 cooperation" but they have not received a response, the US Special Representative for North Korea Policy said Tuesday as he warned the US believes the country is preparing for a nuclear test. The message "was conveyed almost as soon as they made public their Covid outbreak. So I guess it's --- within the past month or so. Because we want to make clear that we continue to separate humanitarian issues from other developmental concerns. And we would like to offer cooperation in helping them deal with the Covid situation," US Special Representative for North Korea Policy Sung Kim told reporters. This outreach came after multiple other Biden administration efforts to reach out to North Korea -- both directly and through third parties -- that have gone unanswered. "To date the DPRK has not responded and continues to show no indication it is interested in engaging. Instead we have seen a marked increase in the scope an scale of...
    The US Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is stepping up their efforts to capture love triangle slaying suspect Kaitlin Armstrong.  The task force is offering a $5,000 reward for 'anybody who can generate a tip' that leads to the whereabouts of Armstrong, 34, wanted for the murder of cyclist Moriah Wilson, 25, on May 11 in Austin, Texas.  A day later, Armstrong was questioned about the murder but released on a technicality around her birthdate.  On May 14, Armstrong was spotted on surveillance footage at New York's LaGuardia Airport.  According to the latest press release, the Marshals say that Armstrong arrived at Newark's Liberty International Airport on May 18, the day after the Austin Police Department issued a warrant for her arrest.  This is the latest US Marshals wanted poster for Kaitlin Armstrong Armstrong shown here at New York City's LaGuardia Airport on May 14 The task force is offering a $5,000 reward for 'anybody who can generate a tip' that leads to the whereabouts of Armstrong However, according to passenger records, Armstrong was not listed on any outbound...
    Average gas costs in the United States have increased 59 cents since last month, according to AAA, adding even more pain for drivers at the start of the summer driving season, which analysts warn will likely drive prices even higher. Average national gas prices climbed to a record high of $4.87 per gallon on Monday, according to AAA — a 25-cent increase from the previous week and a whopping $1.81 jump compared to the same point last year, when gas prices stood at just $3.05 per gallon. Areas in the Midwest saw some of the largest one-week gains, with prices rising by 45 cents per gallon in Michigan, 41 cents per gallon in Indiana, and 39 cents per gallon in Wisconsin. Ohio, Nebraska, Kentucky, Colorado, Minnesota, and Texas all saw one-week increases of more than 30 cents per gallon. California and Nevada continued to top the list of the most expensive markets, with gas costs rising to $6.34 per gallon in California and $5.49 in Nevada, according to AAA. Hawaii came in third at $5.47. UN...
    Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman admitted Friday that he 'almost died' after suffering a stroke just days before the commonwealth's primary.  'The stroke I suffered on May 13 didn't come out of nowhere,' Fetterman said in a statement. 'Like so many others, and so many men in particular, I avoided going to the doctor, even though I knew I didn't feel well. As a result, I almost died.'  Fetterman said the stroke was a result of a heart condition first diagnosed in 2017.  'Back in 2017, I had swollen feet and went to the hospital to get checked out. That's when I learned I had a heart condition. Then, I didn't follow up. I thought losing weight and exercising would be enough. Of course it wasn't,' he said.  Fetterman said he was prescribed blood thinner but 'didn't do what the doctor told me.' He said his May 13 stroke would have been 'completely preventable' had he just stayed on the medication. Instead he was fitted with a pacemaker on election day.  'My cardiologist said that if I had continued taking the...
    DALLAS (AP) — Officials: Murderer on the run who escaped from a prison bus in Texas last month is suspected of killing family of five. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of robust hiring, U.S. employers might have pulled back slightly in May, to levels that would still be consistent with a healthy job market, despite high inflation and rising borrowing costs. Economists have estimated that the nation added a solid 325,000 jobs last month, down from 428,000 in both March and April, according to forecasts compiled by FactSet, a data provider. If so, that would snap a record-breaking streak of 12 straight months in which job growth had topped 400,000. The unemployment rate is expected to slip to 3.5% — matching a half-century low — from 3.6%. The May jobs report the government will issue Friday coincides with inflation near a four-decade high and worries about higher borrowing rates and a potential recession roiling the stock market. Yet employers remain generally optimistic. Consumers have kept up their spending despite their intensifying concerns about higher prices. Average paychecks are rising. And households, particularly higher-income ones, have amassed unusually large savings, boosted in part by relief payments from the government after the pandemic recession struck. ...
    A 16-year-old girl who was stabbed in the back is now afraid to venture outside her Brooklyn apartment as cops continue to search for the 20-year-old suspect. Dagean Wilson, 16, walked into Urban Juice Bar and Grill near her house in Brownsville to get some ice at around 6pm on May 22, when she was stabbed. Security footage shows the man carrying a water bottle and raising a black knife and stabbing her once in the left shoulder without saying a word before he walked away. The suspect has since been identified as Osie Lewis, 20, who remains on the loose. Wilson told the New York Post she did not even know Lewis at the time, and does not know why he would stab her. She said she now gets 'anxious' whenever she has to leave her home, and her mother, LaRonda Hicks, is now making sure one of her sisters is with her at all times whenever she does leave. Hicks also told CBS News they are now planning to move out of the Big Apple, as the city's crime wave...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- The grieving family of a hit-and-run victim that was killed in Paterson, is now urging New Jersey's attorney general to get involved in the case.It was over two weeks ago when at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street in downtown Paterson, that 40-year-old Junting Pan was struck and killed when police say 31-year-old Harold Rasbin of Orlando, veered out of control behind the wheel of the stolen SUV.EMBED More News Videos One person died and several others were injured in a hit-and-run crash in Paterson, New Jersey, on Tuesday. The victim's family wants to know if a police chase of the suspect led to the death."In a little over two weeks, there are answers family is looking for from the city of Paterson," family attorney John Elefterakis said.Rasbin was arrested on the scene and was later hit with a slew of charges including aggravated manslaughter.READ MORE: New York suspends gas tax for rest of yearEMBED More News VideosDerick Waller reports the state's 16 cent per gallon gas tax is suspended, and some counties...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week with the number of Americans collecting unemployment at historically low levels. Applications for unemployment benefits fell by 11,000 to 200,000 for the week ending May 28, the Labor Department reported Thursday. First-time applications generally track the number of layoffs. The four-week average for claims, which evens out some of the weekly volatility, dipped by 500 from the previous week to 206,500. The total number of Americans collecting jobless benefits for the week ending May 21 fell from the previous week, to 1,309,000, the fewest since Dec. 27, 1969. American workers are enjoying historically strong job security two years after the coronavirus pandemic plunged the economy into a short but devastating recession. Weekly applications for unemployment aid have been consistently below the pre-pandemic level of 225,000 for most of 2022, even as the overall economy contracted in the first quarter and concerns over inflation persist. Last month, the government reported America’s employers added 428,000 jobs in April, leaving the unemployment rate at 3.6%, just above the lowest level in...
    (CNN)Police on Saturday arrested a fourth suspect in last month's mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that left six people dead and 12 injured, said Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester.With the help of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the FBI, officers were able to locate and arrest Mtula Payton, who was allegedly among the gunmen in the K Street shooting on April 3. The arrest warrant for Payton includes "multiple counts of murder related to the K Street shooting," said police.It's unclear if Payton has an attorney at this time.The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. in a bustling part of downtown, just a few blocks from the California State Capitol, Sacramento City Hall and the Golden 1 Center, where the city's NBA team plays home games.All 6 victims killed in the Sacramento mass shooting are identified as police arrest a suspectDetectives found more than 100 shell casings and a stolen handgun that had allegedly been modified to fire automatically. Chief Lester said there were multiple shooters and that a large fight preceded the gunfire. The six people...
    Gas prices have increased by over 47 cents in the last month alone as the U.S. continues to smash gas price records day by day under President Joe Biden’s leadership. On Wednesday, May 25, the U.S. recorded yet another all-time high, as the average price of gas stands at $4.599 for regular gas. This reflects an over 47 cent rise in the last month alone. One month ago, the gas price average stood at $4.123.  Some of the states experiencing the worst average gas prices include Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, all of which have averages above $5.00 per gallon. California has the highest average in the nation, climbing above $6.00.  The trend is dire, as industry experts predict a “cruel summer” for Americans nationwide, expecting gas prices to leap over $6.00. “With expectations of strong driving demand … US retail price could surge another 37% by August to a $6.20/gal national average,” J.P. Morgan’s commodities research head, Natasha Kaneva, stated last week.  Biden has failed to take responsibility for rising prices, bizarrely stating on Monday that Americans are going...
    (CBS DETROIT) — Detroit’s three casinos reported $118.73 million in revenue in April, with the state collecting $9.5 million in taxes. According to the Michigan Gaming Control Board, table games and slots generated $116.86 million while the remaining came from retail sports betting ($1.87 million). READ MORE: Detroit Hosting Safe Sleep Community Baby Shower On May 12Officials say revenue in table games and slots rose 8.8% compared to last year; however, monthly revenue dropped 3.4% compared to March. In addition, revenue through April 30 rose 10.4% compared to the first four months in 2021, in which the casinos operated at reduced capacity due to COVID-19-related concerns. The board says the amount in taxes paid to the state increased from $8.7 million last year. Here is a breakdown of revenue: Table Games and Slot Revenue and Taxes April table games and slots revenue rose 8.8% compared with April 2021 results. April monthly revenue dropped 3.4% compared with March revenue. Through April 30, the casinos’ table games and slots revenue rose 10.4% compared with the first four months of 2021. In early...
    New York (CNN Business)US inflation took a breather last month for the first time since August. Prices still increased, but at a slower pace than in previous months.The Consumer Price Index was up 8.3% in the 12 months ended in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. It was a decrease from the 8.5% recorded in March, which had been the highest level in more than 40 years.Wednesday's data suggests that the inflation peak is behind us, just as economists, the Federal Reserve, the White House and the American people hoped. But there are still a lot of factors that will keep prices elevated over the summer.The war in Ukraine has put pressure on energy and food prices. Meanwhile, renewed Covid-related lockdowns in China threaten to exacerbate the supply chain issues that the world has been struggling with over the past year. That means it's uncertain how much the pace of inflation can slow down until these things are resolved.This is a developing story. It will be updated.
    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a year of soaring prices for gas, food and other necessities, inflation may have eased slightly in April from a 40-year high, the first slowdown after seven consecutive months of worsening price increases. The government is expected to report Wednesday that consumer prices jumped 8.1% last month compared with a year earlier, according to a survey of economists by data provider FactSet. That would be down from the 8.5% year-over-year surge in March, the highest since 1981. The forecasted drop in annual inflation, if it occurs, would add to other signs that consumer inflation may finally be peaking. Month-to-month price increases are also easing, along with some other inflation gauges. Yet the April rate would still mark the second-highest inflation in four decades and an ongoing burden for families, especially lower-income Americans. And it would be only a modest step in a likely long and arduous road back to the mild 2% inflation that the Fed has set as its target level. Many economists expect annual price increases to settle into a 5% to 6%...
    Netflix has sped up plans to introduce a cheaper, advert-subsidized plan for users who are perhaps contemplating cancelling the streaming service, as it tries to shake off a shockingly bad first quarter. Netflix on April 19 announced it had lost 200,000 subscribers in the first three months of the year - the first time in a decade their numbers have fallen, and a dramatic reversal of their aim of adding 2.5 million. They said they expect to lose two million more in the second quarter, and the share price fell significantly, wiping away roughly $70 billion in the company's market capitalization. In response, Reed Hastings, Netflix's co-chief executive, said the company was considering introducing adverts on a cheaper subscription package, and would 'figure it out over the next year or two.' Yet a note to employees, obtained by The New York Times on Tuesday, showed the pace of the proposal has drastically accelerated, and the new cheaper offering will be brought in in the final quarter. Reed Hastings, the co-chief executive of Netflix, said last month that the company was...
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    Netflix chiefs are said to be exasperated by the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to give bombshell interviews to rival television networks – despite having a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming giant. The Mail on Sunday understands there was 'a real sense of annoyance' when Prince Harry last month revealed details of his meeting with the Queen at Windsor Castle during an interview with NBC. According to a source, that frustration was heightened because a Netflix film crew was shadowing Harry at the time for Heart Of Invictus, a documentary about his event for wounded and injured service personnel and veterans.  'Netflix would have loved the first comments about the visit to the Queen for the documentary,' said the insider. 'There was a real sense of annoyance that they were made to another broadcaster.' Netflix chiefs are said to be exasperated by the decision of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to give bombshell interviews to rival television networks – despite having a multi-million-dollar deal with the streaming giant In his interview with NBC's Today show, broadcast...