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    Experts have warned that Joe Biden's deal to give rail workers a pay increase to avoid major shutdowns on Friday could lead to more large settlements in the future.  The Biden administration reached a tentative deal on Thursday to raise rail employees' salaries by 24 percent, but labor experts say the deal could serve as a measure of success for future strikers.  'This is a very, very contentious time,' Michael Lotito, co-chairman of the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler, told the Wall Street Journal. 'I think that is going to embolden unions to ask for more.' The prediction comes as Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) reported that the number of strikers in the US has tripled to 78,000 in the first-half of 2022 compared to the same period last year.  Michael Lotito (left), co-chairman of the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler, warned that Joe Biden's deal to raise rail employees' salaries by 24 percent to avoid a shutdown could be used as a measure of success by future strikers  In the first half of 2022, there have been 180...
    Getty John Cominsky and Aidan Hutchinson celebrate with the defense in 2022. The Detroit Lions sustained a close loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1, but during the game, a major lesson was learned about the trajectory of the team. Detroit is in a good place heading toward the rest of their 2022 schedule, and might be one of the hardest teams in the league to play this season. Already, that much seems clear to those paying attention. Former Lions quarterback and ESPN NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky took to Twitter to explain his analysis of Detroit’s first game. As he said, he thinks the Lions are in good shape moving forward to be hard on the opposition this year. The @Lions are going to be an absolute dog for every single team they play this year. -offense was physically dominant and swift is a star. 4 pass catching threats are legit-defense comes after you. Needed better contain of QB and Brown won 1 on 1 every time. Good good team — Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 14,...
    Courtesy of Vikings Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah caught flak for his comments about Kirk Cousins entering training camp. Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is under fire for a recent comment about Kirk Cousins. In an interview with USA Today Sports on July 22, the first-year general manager gave a brutally honest assessment of Cousins, saying the Vikings quarterback is “good” but not Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes. Adofo-Mensah also said, from a general team-building perspective, he was nervous about “not burning it down” at the quarterback position. Adofo-Mensah’s words caught wildfire on social media and were picked up by one of the country’s most popular podcasts, The Pat McAfee Show. And, much like Adofo-Mensah, McAfee did not mince his words in coming to the defense of Cousins. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! ‘This Guy’s Going to Stink’ Play Vikings GM Says Kirk Cousins Is "Good" But "Not A Tom Brady Or Mahomes" | Pat McAfee ReactsIt's not really a great look to...
    "We have this abortion activist acting as a doctor with a history of failing to report," Rokita said. "So, we’re gathering the evidence as we speak, and we’re going to fight this to the end, including looking at [Bernard’s] licensure if she failed to report. In Indiana it’s a crime to intentionally not report. "This is a child, and there’s a strong public interest in understanding if someone under the age of 16 or under the age of 18 or really any woman is having an abortion in our state," he added. "And then if a child is being sexually abused, of course parents need to know, authorities need to know, public policy experts need to know. We all need to know as citizens in a free republic so we can stop this." Rotika went on to blast Bernard and the media for allegedly having "politicized" the tragic story "for the gain of killing more babies." "They were right there jumping in on all this, thinking that it was gonna be great for their abortionist movement when this girl...
    Furious Chicago residents are demanding action after a five-month-old baby became the latest homicide victim during a crime-filled weekend in the Windy City. The baby, Cecilia Thomas, was traveling in a car with her father when she was shot in the head in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood Friday night. Police say Thomas was killed after an unidentified woman who opened fire on the family's car in a drive-by shooting. The baby was taken to a nearby hospital, where she later died from her injuries. A 41-year-old man, traveling in a separate car, was also struck in the incident and suffered a gunshot wound to the eye. He was said to be in stable condition. The shooter fled the scene and police have no suspects in custody at this time. Community activist Ja'Mal Green, who is running for mayor, is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of Thomas' killer. Meanwhile, outraged residents are calling on lawmakers to take action after at least 20 people were shot in the crime-ridden city over the weekend.  CBS News named Chicago, which...
    (CNN) — Canceled flights, surging airfares, a rental car shortage and rising hotel prices. Welcome to the summer of travel hell. Airlines had said they were prepared to avoid the service problems that plagued much of the industry last year. But between Friday and Monday, US airlines canceled 2,653 flights, or nearly 3% of their collective schedules, according to tracking service FlightAware. That’s more than they had canceled for the same holiday weekend the previous three years combined. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Yet Another Hot & Sticky DayIn 2019, the year before the pandemic, US airlines canceled just 1.2% of their scheduled flights, despite having 6,600 more flights on the schedule. Experts said passengers are right to be nervous that they’ll see more of the same for the rest of the summer. “This does not bode well for the summer travel season as we expect a repeat through the summer months as more people fly,” Helane Becker, airline analyst with Cowen, said in a note to clients Tuesday. “This was a chance for airlines to show that last summer’s delays would not be...
    New York (CNN Business)Canceled flights, surging airfares, a rental car shortage and rising hotel prices. Welcome to the summer of travel hell.Airlines had said they were prepared to avoid the service problems that plagued much of the industry last year. But between Friday and Monday, US airlines canceled 2,653 flights, or nearly 3% of their collective schedules, according to tracking service FlightAware. That's more than they had canceled for the same holiday weekend the previous three years combined. In 2019, the year before the pandemic, US airlines canceled just 1.2% of their scheduled flights, despite having 6,600 more flights on the schedule.Experts said passengers are right to be nervous that they'll see more of the same for the rest of the summer."This does not bode well for the summer travel season as we expect a repeat through the summer months as more people fly," Helane Becker, airline analyst with Cowen, said in a note to clients Tuesday. "This was a chance for airlines to show that last summer's delays would not be repeated this summer, and yet, it was not...
    (CNN) — People who got an early jump on their Memorial Day barbecue shopping may have noticed something alarming: Prices are up. Way up. Sticker shock is everywhere, from burgers to buns, from ketchup to mustard. The good news is there’s some price relief at stores now. READ MORE: Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Conowingo DamIn the four weeks through May 15, the price per package of ground beef rose 14.7% compared to the previous year, according to the market research firm IRI, which tracked total US multi-outlet retail sales at US supermarkets, big-box retailers, convenience stores and other locations. Ground beef wasn’t the only item that became more expensive in that time period. The price of frozen meat packages, not including poultry, popped 15.7% while frozen sausages prices jumped 24.4%. Hot dogs got 14.5% pricier. Packaged hamburger and hot dog buns got 11.2% more expensive. Ketchup spiked 15.8%, mustard popped 10.4% and carbonated beverage prices increased 13.9%. Fresh lettuce prices went up 13.8%, and fresh tomatoes got 4.8% more expensive. Still, the increase shouldn’t come as too much...
    New York (CNN Business)People who got an early jump on their Memorial Day barbecue shopping may have noticed something alarming: Prices are up. Way up. Sticker shock is everywhere, from burgers to buns, from ketchup to mustard. The good news is there's some price relief at stores now. In the four weeks through May 15, the price per package of ground beef rose 14.7% compared to the previous year, according to the market research firm IRI, which tracked total US multi-outlet retail sales at US supermarkets, big-box retailers, convenience stores and other locations. Ground beef wasn't the only item that became more expensive in that time period. The price of frozen meat packages, not including poultry, popped 15.7% while frozen sausages prices jumped 24.4%. Hot dogs got 14.5% pricier. Packaged hamburger and hot dog buns got 11.2% more expensive. Ketchup spiked 15.8%, mustard popped 10.4% and carbonated beverage prices increased 13.9%. Read MoreFresh lettuce prices went up 13.8%, and fresh tomatoes got 4.8% more expensive. Still, the increase shouldn't come as too much of a shock, as grocery prices have...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wedding bells are sounding for 2.5 million Americans this year.After two years of COVID-related cancellations and rebookings, couples are ready to tie the knot surrounded by their family and friends.However, being a wedding guest can be expensive when you add up travel, lodging, and getting a gift.About 4 in 10 Americans said they have skipped or considered skipping a wedding because they could not afford it.Wedding Guest Budgeting Tips Build wedding guest expenses into your budget: Prepare for the costs upfront by putting money aside now. Plan to spend a little more due to inflation but you can also save by reducing personal spending habits, such as shopping strategically and trimming discretionary spending. You can also cancel subscriptions you aren't using. If your'e looking to save on a gift, check out the couple's registry early and find something for them you like within your budget. This way you can avoid the dilemma of how much cash to give. Cash in travel miles, points or redeem credits: When booking wedding travel flights, hotels, or rental cars, don't...
    Body camera footage shows the shocking moment a female police officer laughed as she taunted a mentally-ill 70-year-old who locked herself in the bathroom during a manic episode. The recently shared video, edited down from 90 minutes of body camera footage released last year by the Tulsa Police Department, purports to show female police officer Ronni Carrocia banging on a bathroom door as she laughed and told one of her colleagues: 'This is going to be fun.' An Emergency Medical Service worker told the officers when they arrived at the scene of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on October 25, 2021, that the victim, LaDonna June Paris, 70, was bipolar and was having a manic episode and had shut herself into the bathroom, according to the video. The EMS worker tells Carrocia: 'We couldn’t make her do anything, so we called you guys for assistance, and then she just took off.' But when officers arrived on-scene at the restroom, Carrocia can be seen threatening the woman with a Taser, as she asks, 'Do you want to get Tased?'...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — Manatee experts are pointing to concerns about boating collisions as the struggling sea cows migrate from an unorthodox feeding area in the Indian River Lagoon. As temperatures go up, boaters are being advised to watch for slow-moving manatees that continue to die at a higher-than-normal rate, mostly because of starvation, despite the feeding effort near Florida Power & Light’s Cape Canaveral Clean Energy Center. READ MORE: Florida Jobless Claims Up Slightly“We’ve also noticed an uptick of manatees with recent watercraft injury statewide, which is likely due to manatees migrating from the warm water sites into high traffic waterways,” Andy Garrett, manatee rescue coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said during a conference call Wednesday. Seasonal manatee zones, requiring boaters to slow down in certain areas, go into effect April 1 and continue through Nov. 15. While watercraft are not the leading cause of death for manatees, they were tied to 103 of a record 1,101 deaths last year in Florida waters. Through March 18, 441 manatees had died this year, with 15 of the...
    On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez said that “we thought last year was complete chaos” on the border, but “this year’s going to be catastrophic.” And that “we have the most unsecured border that we have seen in decades.” Olivarez said, “[A]t this time, right now, we have the most unsecured border that we have seen in decades. … Last year, for fiscal year 2021, between the months of February through October, there were over 397,000 encounters. Now this year alone, fiscal year 2022, same timeframe, five months, from October through February, over 837,000 encounters. That goes to show you that when we thought last year was complete chaos, this year’s going to be catastrophic. These numbers are going to surpass last year’s numbers. And we need to brace ourselves, but I’m telling you right now…this is a very — national security threat, not only to the state of Texas, but to the entire country.” He added, “And that goes to show you that there’s no plan or...
    VIDEO3:3303:33Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester says faster rate hikes are possible if inflation doesn't moderateHalftime Report Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester laid out an aggressive plan for reducing easy-money policies this year, saying the central bank will be ready to hike rates at any meeting and should be looking at shedding mortgage-backed securities it is holding. "Each meeting is going to be in play," Mester said at an event hosted by the European Economics and Financial Centre. "We're going to assess conditions, we're going to assess how the economy's evolving, we're going to be looking at the risks, and we're going to be removing accommodation." Her comments come with markets widely expecting the Fed to raise its benchmark short-term borrowing rate at its March meeting. Traders are pricing in at least four more increases through the course of the year. Mester said she sees a March hike lately but doesn't expect to raise the rate by more than 25 basis points, or a quarter percentage point, as is the norm. But she was emphatic that it's time for the...
    VIDEO5:1605:16Pollster Frank Luntz says inflation has become the voting issue of 2022Squawk Box Discontent over skyrocketing inflation is the most important issue for voters heading into this year's midterm election, and Democrats are going to pay the price, according to Frank Luntz, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist. While Luntz is a Republican, he tends to take both parties to task when he feels they're missing the mark on an issue. "We're not just anxious anymore. This country is getting angry when they go to the supermarket, when they fill up their tank," Luntz told CNBC. "They're going to take that anger out at the ballot box in November," with the Democrats' slim majorities in the House and Senate at stake. Luntz said he can't fathom why President Joe Biden is trying to paint such a rosy picture of the economy while many people are struggling with higher prices against the back-drop of the hardships of the continuing pandemic and spiking Covid cases around the nation due to the highly contagious omicron variant. Voters have given Biden poor marks on...
    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he believes “this country is going to be saved at the state level,” which is why the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) recently announced its intention to establish versions of the Freedom Caucus throughout state legislatures. “We put this together, this idea, about a year ago, and have been working on it,” Biggs told Breitbart News at Turning Point USA’s recent AmericaFest conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “There will be a separate unit, legally, and they’re going to — help provide communication and liaison between state legislative HFCs, and then federal HFC,” the congressman explained. “We think that this country is going to be saved at the state level, so we want to be able to provide the support that they need,” Biggs said. “We want them to know what the FEDs are doing, and we want to hear what they’re doing and what their issues are so we can have better communication to try to fix what’s going on in Congress that affects negatively the states.” Biggs added that he believes...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- COVID-19 infections are hurtling through families, communities and workplaces and many people get infected when they least expect it.Jenna Stewart of Topanga, who owns Canyon Adventure Vans, believes she contracted COVID at a small holiday gathering."My guard was down because I was triple vaxxed," she said.Now Stewart, her family and nearly her entire staff has tested positive for the virus."Our whole team is out. There's only three of 12 of us who have tested negative consistently," she said.Despite shortened quarantined times, Stewart is keeping everyone apart, asking employees to test negative before they come back to work. The omicron variant makes up more than half of the active COVID cases in California.Los Angeles County is now seeing more than 20,000 new COVID cases a day. Working adults are responsible for driving up most of the cases."Adults aged 18 to 49 are most likely to get COVID and therefore spread COVID to others," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County's Department of Public Health.Pediatric cases continue to rise nationwide. Nearly 380 sick children are being admitted...
    Democrat strategist James Carville said Monday on CNN that President Joe Biden’s social spending agenda is not dead after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he would not vote for the Build Back Better Act. Carville said, “Build Back Better is dead, but build back differently is going to be very alive after the first of the year. They are going to get back, have a substantial agreement on things. Everybody needs a little cooling-off period. Look, it’s 50. A second-grade math teacher needs to go to Washington and explain the number 50 to people. You know, we didn’t do that well in these congressional and Senate elections, so we’re where we are. I think the president and Senator Manchin are going to be able to work this out. But for right now, we’re just going to put it on hold for a couple of weeks. But I have no doubt this thing is going to come back.” He added, “I’m not a legislative mechanic. But it will contain many good things, and what stupid people need to do is stop talking about is what’s not in...
    (CNN)Rain fell on the summit of Greenland instead of snow for the first time on record in August, as the Northern Hemisphere experienced warmer-than-usual summer temperatures. A new study suggests that's likely to be the norm in just four or five decades.The Arctic is expected to experience more rain than snow some time between 2060 and 2070, marking a major transition in its precipitation patterns as the climate crisis jacks up temperatures in the region, according to the study published on Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research showsNew climate modeling shows the transition could happen earlier than scientists had previously projected. Michelle McCrystall, the lead author of the study and climate researcher at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, told CNN that earlier modeling suggested it wouldn't occur until between 2090 and 2100."But with the new set of models, this actually has been pushed forward to about between 2060 and 2070, so there's quite a jump there by 20 years with this early transition," she said. A separate study...
    Corn muffin mix is stocked and on display for Thanksgiving dinner items at a Pete's Fresh Market Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.John J. Kim | Chicago Tribune | Tribune News Service | Getty Images There's going to be an extra guest at Thanksgiving dinner this year, making it more expensive than ever. It's inflation. In October, the consumer price index — a basket of goods — rose 6.2% from a year ago and hit a 30-year high, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. And under those headline numbers, food costs rose 5.3% on the year, with the largest gains driven by price increases of meat, poultry, fish and eggs. "Inflation remains stubbornly high, to the surprise of many that expected prices to come back to earth sooner," said Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist at LPL Financial. "The truth is you can't shut down a $20 trillion economy and not feel some bumps as it restarts, but we are hopeful the supply chain issues will resolve over the coming quarters and inflation should calm...
    VIDEO1:2001:20Ed Yardeni: 'This is going to be one of the best Christmas seasons ever'Trading Nation Long-time market bull Ed Yardeni is delivering a dose of optimism into year-end. Yardeni, who's known for running investment strategy for Prudential and Deutsche Bank, expects the holidays to boost stocks deeper into record territory. "This is going to be one of the best Christmas seasons ever," the president of Yardeni Research told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "People are coming out of this pandemic still mentally, and they need to spend. And, I think they realize they have to spend now because if you get too close to Christmas, a lot of the merchandise may be out of stock." He expects a willingness to spend despite the inflation spike. "Consumer confidence has been weak, and inflation has been eating into the wage gains," said Yardeni. "But the reality is some of the lowest income workers in America are seeing some of the best wage increases they've had maybe ever." He speculates higher income workers with robust savings are adding to consumers' capacity to offset...
    Only 27% of parents eager to have kids ages 5-11 vaccinated; states prepare for doses of pediatric Pfizer shots: COVID-19 updates Mark Zuckerberg mocked over Facebook name change to Meta © Provided by NBC Sports Derrick Rose insisted he didn’t consider retiring in 2017. But he went AWOL from the Knicks early in the year. Later in the year, he left the Cavaliers for a couple weeks and just couldn’t stay healthy. He seemed to be deteriorating mentally and physically. Now one of the NBA’s top backups, he just signed a multi-year contract with New York that guarantees him $27,965,850 over the next two seasons. Rose, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News: “I’m going to try to Tom Brady this thing,” Rose said. “Play as long as possible, make sure I really take care of my body. And make sure I’m playing with joy.” Tom Brady, the legendary 44-year-old quarterback, has talked about playing until he’s 50. Rose, 33, obviously has a long way to go to match that longevity. But it’s incredible how Rose has...
    California’s San Pedro Bay ports are aiming to move 40 percent of stranded containers by Sunday, officials say, amid a historic ship logjam that's threatening to derail holiday shopping and supply chain issues across the U.S. ‘Santa’s going to need a little extra help this year,’ Port of Long Beach chief operating officer Noel Hacegaba told DailyMail.com on Wednesday. ‘We recognize that 40 percent is a big number, and it will require an unprecedented, coordinated effort, but it must be done.’ The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports – which move about 40 percent of shipped cargo entering the U.S. – are struggling with an unprecedented backlog that’s slowing the nation’s overall supply chain ahead of the holidays. The Biden administration has come under fire for its 'too little, too late' response to the backlog after it announced West Coast shipping ports would be running around the clock to ease bottlenecks in the system. The Marine Exchange of Southern California reported 105 vessels at anchor October 26, including 77 container ships carrying an estimated $6billion in goods Containers are seen...
    MORE of us now buy pumpkins for Halloween than get Christmas trees in our homes for the festive season – and it is predicted more than 17million will be sold this year. Instagram is awash with celebrities visiting hand-picking patches, “doorscaping” house entrances with pumpkins and dressing dogs and children as them. 7Frankie Bridge having pumpkin fun on the farmCredit: Instagram 7The five most hashtagged pumpkin patches on Insta Meanwhile, searches for “pumpkin patch” soared by 90 per cent in the first week of September and some of the top patches have been hashtagged more than 15,000 times. But why have we gone so potty for pumpkins? Originally, vegetables such as turnips were carved into demonic faces — jack-o’-lanterns — to ward off evil spirits, and it was only in the US that ­pumpkins were used. But in recent years, with milder winters and dryer ­summers in the UK, ­farmers have been able to grow generous hordes of them over here. Over the past five years, farmer Jono Smales, 44, has quadrupled the number he grows to 200,000 so he...
    (CBS4) – Arapahoe Basin is celebrating 75 years this season and hundreds of people showed up Sunday for opening day. “I’m not surprised by this line to be honest, I mean opening day at A Basin is kind of a family reunion of sorts, like these are core skiers and riders. A lot of the staff know a lot of the people who are here a lot of these people know each other,” said Katherine Fuller, communications manager for Arapahoe Basin. “This is kind of a normal opening day which we almost forgot about with the COVID season and then opening with a two-hour announcement the season before that so it’s really cool to see things kind of back to normal.” Riders started loading the lift at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. One of the four people to catch the honor of first chair was Nate “Dogggg.” He has managed to make first chair at Arapahoe Basin for the last 27 years. .⁦@Arapahoe_Basin⁩ is officially open for the season! Nate Dogg w/ the first chair- now 27 yrs in a row for...
    New York (CNN Business)If you hoped grocery stores this fall and winter would look like they did in the Before Times, with limitless options stretching out before you in the snack, drink, candy and frozen foods aisles, get ready for some disappointing news.Many of the country's biggest food makers are telling grocers that that they will have limited quantities of a number of their products, including things like Rice Krispies Treats, Sour Patch Kids, some Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, McCormick gourmet spices, and Marie Callender's pot pies because of labor, commodity and transportation constraints throttling supply chains, according to emails viewed by CNN and interviews with grocers. Some suppliers are also telling grocers to cancel their promotions of these items and more over the holidays so these items won't disappear from store shelves as quickly. These latest limits mean that stores won't have all things for all customers heading into the holidays, and shoppers may not be able to find some of their favorite products, flavors or niche items. But shoppers will still have plenty of options, including...
    Fans of a certain TV show don’t have to worry about their Halloween costumes this year. Every year, there’s always at least one costume that dominates Halloween. Whether it’s the Joker, Tiger King or Three-hole Punch Jim, there’s guaranteed to be plenty of people dressed up that way on the holiday. Based on its recent success, "Squid Game" may be the big costume this year. Not only is the show incredibly popular, but its characters wear recognizable costumes that are easy to replicate. VINTAGE HALLOWEEN DECOR NOW TRENDING FOR 2021 The show’s iconic red and green jumpsuits have become best sellers on retail sites like Amazon, Variety reports. The masks worn by the show's guards have also been selling well. Due to the simplicity of the costumes, however, social media users have been showing off simple ways to recreate the show’s look without having to spend money on officially licensed costumes. Some users have even started selling their own versions of the show’s costumes on sites like Etsy. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Of course, some...
    Spirit Airlines says New Jersey jet fire caused by large bird flying into engine Supreme Court pivots to abortion, guns, and death penalty as public approval slides Why This Year's CineEurope Attendees Have a Reason for Hope After a year in which it was postponed and then canceled altogether due to the pandemic, the physical edition of the CineEurope trade show in Spain is back. Among the execs who will be hitting the halls of the Barcelona International Convention Centre in early October is Phil Clapp, a hugely respected figure who sits as head of the U.K. Cinema Association and president of Europe’s International Union of Cinemas. It’s been an almost indescribably tough 18 months for the exhibition world, but in discussing the U.K. experience since theaters reopened, Clapp offers a very welcome voice of hope. Not only did the crisis not lead to the existential threat so many were first fearing, he tells THR, but admissions are creeping back up to pre-COVID levels and, with No Time to Die on the horizon, exhibitors may finally see the incremental...
    (CBS) – The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards air this Sunday night at 8:00PM EDT. Returning to Brooklyn, The Barclay’s Center will be home to this year’s awards and fans will be back in attendance. MTV’s Dometi Pongo will be holding down the red carpet amongst other duties during the awards. CBS’ Matt Weiss caught up with Pongo for the inside scoop on this weekend’s awards. READ MORE: Zachary Pickrell Of Anaheim Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 17-Year-Old Friend MW: Dometi excited to talk to you today man! First of all, how did you get linked up with the VMAs and what was your reaction when they came to you and offered you the opportunity? DP: Ah man, I’ve been with MTV News since December 2018 and I was over the moon when I got the opportunity to work for the network that has shaped pop culture around me for so long. I grew up on the Sways and Suchin Paks and the Kurt Loders and the crazy thing about it I didn’t even have cable growing up. I used...
    (CNN)Halfway into a challenging school year of teaching second graders in-person with coronavirus safety protocols, a Massachusetts teacher fell ill with Covid-19.When Amie Gilbert got sick in mid-January, vaccines were unavailable to most teachers in the state. A few of her students at Stony Brook Elementary School in Brewster also got sick, according to the school's principal.Flu-like symptoms kept her out of school for two weeks. But the long-term effects of Covid-19 continue to plague her almost eight months later, Gilbert said."There's no hazard pay [for] being in person with kids, but this is a hazardous situation. This is not the norm," she said, referring to the pandemic. "I made that choice to be in person with my students. I'm glad I did."Gilbert, 50, who comes from a long line of teachers in her family, loves what she does.Read More"I want to be there for these children. I'm going back in again," she said. "But I am putting myself at risk because I love my students and there's a consequence to it. I want people to see how much teachers...
    Dog walker Amy Cooper, the white woman dubbed 'Central Park Karen,' says that she called the police on a black bird watcher, Christian Cooper, after he appeared to be threatening her in a secluded part of the New York City landmark last year. In an interview with a podcast, Amy Cooper reveals that since viral video of her calling the police surfaced, she has had to flee the country and go into hiding. She also says she has been traumatized to the point where she has considered suicide.  Amy Cooper was walking her dog alone in an isolated part of Central Park on Memorial Day last year when Christian Cooper, the black bird watcher who filmed her calling the police, approached her on the north edge of the Ramble. 'Get out of here. You shouldn’t be here,' Christian told Amy, who was with her dog, Henry. Dog walker Amy Cooper (left), the white woman dubbed 'Central Park Karen,' says that she called the police on a black bird watcher, Christian Cooper, after he appeared to be threatening her...
    It’s not quite noon, but it’s already getting hot as Alan Huston pushes his way through thickets of dry, prickly brush on a parched hillside overlooking the town of Los Gatos. “If a fire broke out here, all this stuff is going to burn,” said Huston, a researcher in San Jose State University’s Fire Weather Research Lab. “There are some healthier-looking big trees over there. But a lot of this?” his voice trailed off as he waved his hand over the water-starved landscape dotted with multimillion-dollar homes. “Not looking good.” It’s a refrain being heard increasingly this summer from Silicon Valley to the Sierra, Southern California to Shasta County.  California is on edge. Two consecutive record-dry winters, followed by early heat waves that have sent temperatures in some places soaring above 110 degrees, have left vegetation dangerously dry and primed to burn heading into the hottest summer months. Memories of last year’s destructive fires are still fresh. In 2020, a record 4.3 million acres burned statewide — 1 out of every 24 acres in California. Those fires, some of which...
    SentinelOne Exceeds IPO Goal to Raise $1.2 Billion Cramers Mad Money Recap: Facebook, Merck, Nvidia © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad The Cowboys went only 6-10 last season in Mike McCarthy’s first season. It’s easy to dismiss that as an aberration because of Dak Prescott‘s season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. However, the Cowboys were only 1-3 in games Prescott started and finished, and the victory was a lucky comeback win over the Falcons. The Cowboys 2020 defense ended up allowing the most points in team history. Prescott is healthy as are starting offensive linemen Zack Martin, La'el Collins and Tyron Smith, the three of whom missed a combined 36 games. Is their good health — combined with an improved defense — enough for the Cowboys to contend for the division title if not the NFC title? Prescott thinks so. “Improvement, a lot of improvement obviously from last year to this year, but deeper than that from those first five games,” Prescott told Newy Scruggs of NBC DFW. “Take...
    (CNN)None of us can scroll through our social media feed or a news app without seeing a story or a post about the loss of our social skills after more than a year of lockdown. People are talking -- sometimes jokingly -- about turning into an introvert and having to relearn how to engage with others; experts are weighing in on how to deal with the daunting feeling of navigating awkward moments. Questions abound about this new normal we are entering: How do we start up a conversation? What new skills am I going to put on my resume after a year like this? How am I supposed to manage my anxiety about being in crowds again? Ashish PrasharI think back to 17-year-old me sitting in a jail cell more than 20 years ago trying to answer similar questions. I was a teenager who had made a choice that was a major mistake. I was arrested, charged and convicted for stealing from a department store in London and was sentenced to a year in a young offenders institute in the...
    Runner Shelby Houlihan vowed to exhaust every option in her fight to reverse a four-year ban she received for testing positive for a banned substance she says was in a tainted burrito. Houlihan, who holds multiple U.S. distance records, revealed Monday that she received the ban just days before U.S. Olympic trials. She said she tested positive for the banned substance nandrolone and later discovered the drug is found in pig offal. She said she ate a burrito that contained pig offal before her test and said that was the reason why she failed. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM On Wednesday, Houlihan, in an exclusive interview on Fox News Channel’s "America’s Newsroom," told co-anchor Dana Perino she is still currently banned from competing for four years. "I’m trying to seek every option that we can to appeal this. It’s not right. I don’t think I should be serving a four-year ban for something that I didn’t do. We’re trying to exhaust every option that we can," Houlihan said. She told Bill Hemmer she had never had a...
    (CBS Local)- Race week is finally here. The Superstar Racing Experience begins on Saturday, June 12 at Stafford Speedway in Connecticut. Among the drivers set to take the track for the first time in the new cars is this year’s Indy 500 winner, Helio Castroneves. “I’m a big fan of this format and I believe it’s going to be great for everyone,” Castroneves said to reporters on a media call Monday. READ MORE: LIST: Open Baltimore Businesses And Their COVID Restrictions, According To The Downtown Partnership The 46-year-old Castroneves has raced just twice this year and he’s come away a winner in both first taking the Rolex 24 at Daytona before winning at Indy. The Brazilian driver made light of that record on Wednesday saying he’ll need to continue that winning streak in SRX. “Wow, I need to keep up the score or the percentage otherwise I’ll be in trouble. As they say, ‘oh you’re a veteran you can do it’. I know I’m a veteran but I’m still learning,” Castroneves said. “It’s going to be the first time that...
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