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    Adults living in Washington, D.C., will be able to self-certify they need marijuana for medical purposes without presenting a doctor’s recommendation. Under emergency legislation passed Tuesday, district residents older than 21 will be permitted to register for patient cards to access medical marijuana without a doctor’s approval, giving them access to any of the seven dispensaries located in the district. The move follows similar legislation enacted by the Council of the District of Columbia earlier this year that permitted residents older than 65 to self-certify. The move is the city’s latest effort to support its dispensaries from the so-called “gray market.” GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY REJECTS PETITION TO FIRE CLARENCE THOMAS OVER ABORTION RULING Use and possession of recreational marijuana are already legal in Washington, but selling and purchasing the drug is restricted by Congress, which has oversight over the district’s laws. As a result, several businesses throughout the district have operated through an unregulated “gifting” system — meaning shops offer marijuana to customers for free if they purchase something else. This gifting system, often called the...
    The pricey D.C. housing market is showing signs of cooling, with a drop in median selling prices in May. The Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors said the median price of a home that sold in the District last month was $650,000, 7% lower than in April, and down 5.3% from a year earlier. Could a housing slump threaten the stock market and the entire economy? More Business News More Real Estate News It took a listing in D.C. and average of 23 days to sell. There were 1,421 new listings that came on the market in the District in May, a 2.8% decrease from new listings in May 2021. GCAAR member agents also cover Montgomery County, where the market remains strong. The median price of what sold in Montgomery County in May was $620,000, up 5.6% from April and 12.7% from a year earlier. Homes in the county sold in an average of 12 days. There were 1,575 new listings that came on the market in Montgomery County in May, a 15.1% decrease from May 2021. “While...
    The Solano County District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday amended its criminal complaint against a 21-year-old Solano man accused of fatally shooting a Benicia market owner during a robbery on March 8, but, citing an apparent robbery spree before the fatal shooting, also included two more counts of assault with a firearm and more than a dozen counts of second-degree robbery. Nyzell Marquis Dubuisson appeared in Department 23 of Solano County Superior Court for further proceedings in the Justice Center in Fairfield. He faces one count of first-degree murder, with special circumstances, and two counts of robbery in connection to the gunshot slaying of Bahadur Singh, 60, who had owned and worked at the Rose Market for 21 years. But in the amended complaint filed by Deputy District Attorney Bruce Flynn, Dubuisson also faces the robbery and firearm-assault counts, all felonies, for robberies that date from Jan. 24 to March 5 in Solano County. During the afternoon proceeding in Judge John B. Ellis’ courtroom, Chief Deputy District Attorney Paul Sequeira represented the DA’s Office and Solano County Public Defender Elena D’Augustino...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- DineAmic Hospitality will unveil its Greek concept, Lyra, at the bustling corner of Peoria and Fulton streets.Rooted in the Mediterranean ethos of wellness, the restaurant will bring fresh, holistic fare to Chicago diners in an earthy, indoor-meets-outdoor space, its owners said.Chefs Athinagoras Kostakos and Alexis Zopas plan to take full advantage of Lyra's custom wood and charcoal burning hearth by applying their rustic island cooking techniques.RELATED: Taste of Greektown Chicago returns with city's largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine, cultureExpect simple dishes with bold flavors that rely on the quality of their ingredients rather than overly complicated sauces. Look out for dishes like charcoal Grilled Octopus with oregano vinaigrette and capers, or Deconstructed Pastitsio (the Greek Version of lasagna) with rich oxtail ragu, mascarpone and shaved white truffle.On the lighter side, expect dishes such as the Spot Prawn Carpaccio with Santorini tomato, basil and lime.In true Greek fashion, the menu will also include plenty of vegetarian options, such as a wood-fired Eggplant Spread with house-baked pita and Burnt Beetroot with garlic hummus.Located at 905 W. Fulton Market, Lyra...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – For the residents of the Hill District a new grocery will be moving in. READ MORE: Salem's Market Selected To Open Hill District Grocery StoreSalem’s Market and Grill will be moving into the former Shop ‘N Save space just off of Centre Avenue this summer. READ MORE: Urban Redevelopment Authority Trying To Bring Major Grocery Store To Hill DistrictSalem’s will be expanding from its location in the Strip District. MORE NEWS: URA Votes To Buy Hill District Shop 'N Save With Plans To Redevelop The AreaThe Urban Redevelopment Authority announced in October that Salem’s Market and Grill would take the place of the Shop ‘N Save.
    Epic Games has filed an opening brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals aiming to overturn a previous ruling that Apple’s ownership of the iOS App Store does not constitute a monopoly. According to the Fortnite developer, “Apple’s conduct is precisely what the antitrust laws prohibit.” The Verge reports that Epic has filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal aiming to overturn a previous ruling which stated that tech giant Apple was not engaging in monopolistic behavior by retaining control over its iOS App Store. The filing states: Epic proved at trial that Apple restrains trade…by contractually requiring developers to exclusively use Apple’s App Store to distribute apps and Apple’s IAP for payments for digital content within apps. If not overturned, [the district court] decision would upend established principles of antitrust law and…undermine sound antitrust policy. In September, Epic’s attempts to challenge Apple’s App Store restrictions came to an end when a district court ordered Apple to remove certain restrictions on in-app payments but otherwise ruled that the company had not engaged in other anti-competitive practices. A separate appeal...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – If you need some last-minute groceries for your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinners, you might want to get moving. READ MORE: Santa Claus And Mrs. Claus Make Stop At Humane Animal Rescue Of PittsburghAll Giant Eagle grocery stores and Market District locations will be closed on Christmas Day. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Christmas Eve Rain ChancesGetGo gas stations will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. MORE NEWS: Driver Slams Through Garage In Shaler TownshipAlso, on Christmas Eve, Giant Eagle stores and Market District locations will close at 5:00 p.m.
    This is the 17th year for the Downtown Holiday Market, which focuses on boosting small and minority-owed business and local retailers, with more than 70 businesses from across the D.C. region. (Courtesy Downtown DC Business Improvement District) The Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District’s annual Downtown Holiday Market starts Nov. 19 and runs for five weeks through Dec. 23. The open-air market in Penn Quarter stretches two blocks on F Street Northwest — from Seventh to Ninth streets — and features vendors and artisans selling their crafts, as well as food, drink, live music and other entertainment. This is the 17th year for the Downtown Holiday Market, which focuses on boosting small and minority-owed business and local retailers, with more than 70 businesses from across the D.C. region. Last year, more than 50,000 people attended the Downtown Holiday Market. “This year, we have a huge shopping advantage for those who might possibly be waiting for their gifts in the mail,” said Michael Berman, president of Diverse Markets Management, which is organizing the Holiday Market. “Our in-person shopping experience is more than...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Wigle Whiskey is coming to Giant Eagle. A holiday-pop up store will be opening inside the Market District store at Settler’s Ridge on Monday. The store will remain open through New Year’s Eve. Wigle says all of your favorites will be in stock, including the limited edition St. Nick Whiskey.
    Captain White’s Seafood barge leaves the Wharf. WTOP/Mike Murillo Captain White’s Seafood barge is docked near Nationals Park. WTOP/Mike Murillo (1/2) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. A familiar site at the Southwest waterfront has floated away following a long dispute with D.C. and the developers of the Wharf. Captain White’s Seafood barge was seen floating away on the Washington Channel Thursday. “It’s been a hard day here,” said Pete White, the fish market’s general manager. It’s all about family for White, who’s a third-generation operator. His nephew also works in the business. Last July, longtime owner Billy Ray White died in a truck crash in Fairfax County, Virginia, just days before he would have turned 65. “This is not something that we want to do … I’ve been working here my whole life, and this is not what I plan on,” Pete White said. When asked why the business was leaving, White said you’d have to ask D.C. and the development nearby. Captain White’s Seafood filed a complaint in 2015,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People in the Hill District will soon have a new place to get their groceries. The Urban Redevelopment Authority says that locally-owned Salem’s Market and Grill will open at the former Shop ‘n Save location at the Centre Heldman Plaza in the Hill District. The Hill Community Development Corporation says several applications were submitted. Salem’s Market received the highest rating from the community The company plans to host a career fair to bring around 50 to 75 people on board.
    Texas man sentenced to 15 months in prison for posting Covid-19 hoax on social media US woman in Bali suitcase murder to be released Oct. 29 By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones © Reuters/HUW JONES Statue of former twice Lord Mayor of London, William Beckford is seen in the Guildhall LONDON (Reuters) - British ships ferried over 3 million enslaved African people across the Atlantic Ocean. Lloyd's of London insured many of those vessels, the people chained below deck sometimes categorized as “perishable goods”, alongside cattle, by the market's underwriters. © Reuters/THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON Painting of John Julius Angerstein by Sir Thomas Lawrence is seen in this undated handout photo Lloyd's involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade is not included in the market's permanent exhibition at its modernistic City tower but that is set to change. "The legacy of slavery is racism. You can't do what you have to do to make slavery work unless you constitute the enslaved people as less than human," said Nick Draper, a former JPMorgan banker who was founding director of the Centre...
    Los Angeles poised to enact strict vaccination mandate Taiwan-China situation most grim in four decades: minister By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones Load Error LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - British ships ferried over 3 million enslaved African people across the Atlantic Ocean. Lloyd's of London insured many of those vessels, the people chained below deck sometimes categorized as “perishable goods”, alongside cattle, by the market's underwriters. Lloyd's involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade is not included in the market's permanent exhibition at its modernistic City tower but that is set to change. "The legacy of slavery is racism. You can't do what you have to do to make slavery work unless you constitute the enslaved people as less than human," said Nick Draper, a former JPMorgan banker who was founding director of the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery (LBS) at University College London "We did it on the basis of ethnicity, race and skin color. It's embedded in British and European culture – that's what we are working through now." Along with other...
    WASHINGTON (CBS / AP) — Facebook is asking a federal court to dismiss a revised complaint against it by the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that the agency has not provided enough evidence to show that the Menlo Park-based company is a monopoly. In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Facebook said the FTC failed to prove that it has a monopoly in the “personal social networking space” because no reliable data exists to show the size of the market or of Facebook’s share of it. READ MORE: Several Injured After Shots Fired Into Restaurant In Unincorporated Redwood City“The FTC’s fictional market ignores the competitive reality: Facebook competes vigorously with TikTok, iMessage, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, and countless others to help people share, connect, communicate or simply be entertained,” Facebook said in a statement. “The FTC cannot credibly claim Facebook has monopoly power because no such power exists.” Facebook’s motion was filed on the day it and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms suffered a worldwide outage. It also came a day after whistleblower Frances Haugen,...
    Facebook is asking a federal court to dismiss a revised complaint against it by the Federal Trade Commission, arguing that the agency has not provided enough evidence to show that the company is a monopoly. In a motion filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Facebook said the FTC failed to prove that it has a monopoly in the “personal social networking space” because no reliable data exists to show the size of the market or of Facebook’s share of it. “The FTC’s fictional market ignores the competitive reality: Facebook competes vigorously with TikTok, iMessage, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, YouTube, and countless others to help people share, connect, communicate or simply be entertained,” Facebook said in a statement. “The FTC cannot credibly claim Facebook has monopoly power because no such power exists.” Facebook’s motion was filed on the day it and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms suffered a worldwide outage. It also came a day after whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook product manager, went public on CBS’s “60 Minutes” program to discuss internal...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Broadway favorite is coming back to the Theater District. The Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction announced it’s returning Sunday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Theater fans will be able to take home one-of-a-kind showbiz memorabilia and bid on exclusive items like props and costumes. Organizers say it will be the first major in-person event in the Theater District since Broadway was shut down by the pandemic.
    The National Republican Congressional Committee is making clear that it hopes to make inroads in Northeastern districts in 2022. On Wednesday, the group launched digital, radio, and billboard ads targeting five vulnerable Democrats in the region, with attacks ranging from highlighting personal scandals and disruptive environmental projects to tax hikes. “This is a warning to every vulnerable Democrat in the Northeast: Their socialist agenda will cost them their jobs in 2022,” said Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer, the chairman of the NRCC. “House Republicans are on offense throughout the country and will ensure voters have a clear understanding of Democrats’ damaging socialist policies.” Republicans need to win a net of five seats in 2022 in order to win back the House majority. ARIZONA SECRETARY OF STATE RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR FOLLOWING ELECTION CHALLENGE FAME Below are the Democrats being hit with attack ads: 1. Tom Malinowski, former Obama administration diplomat District: New Jersey's 7th Congressional District, the northern part of the state west of Newark First elected: 2018 2020 win margin: 1.2% ...
    More On: amazon Amazon close to deal to buy Hollywood studio MGM: report Buy an Amazon Kindle and get 3 months of Kindle Unlimited for free Amazon halts construction at Connecticut site after 7th ‘noose’ found It’s a bird, it’s a pain: why today’s superheroes behave so badly The District of Columbia has sued Amazon, accusing the online retail giant of anticompetitive practices in its treatment of sellers on its platform. The practices have raised prices for consumers and stifled innovation and choice in the online retail market, the DC attorney general alleges in an antitrust suit. The suit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia court maintains that Amazon has fixed online retail prices through contract provisions and policies it applies to third-party sellers on its platform. It alleges these provisions and policies prevent sellers that offer products on Amazon from offering their products at lower prices or on better terms on any other online platform, including their own websites. “We filed this antitrust lawsuit to put an end to Amazon’s illegal control of prices across the...
    FAIRFAX DISTRICT, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The corner of Third and Fairfax is a fan favorite for Angelenos and tourists alike. It is home to the Original Farmers Market, a market rich in food, culture and history.And working behind the counters are several women entrepreneurs."I feel empowered. It's wonderful and anybody can do it," Lilian Sears said, smiling.Sears owns Coffee Corner. She moved to the U.S. from El Salvador when she was 18 years old, with just $32 in her pocket.Sears began working at the Coffee Corner and 23 years ago. She purchased the business from her former boss."Anything is possible in this life. You just have to have the love and the passion," she said.MORE | These women businesses owners are trailblazersEMBED More News Videos These trailblazing women are leading the future of small businesses and are lifting other women up along the way! Filomena D'Amore owns Patsy D'Amores Pizzeria. The business was started by her father in 1949 when pizza was 20 cents per cut, and Frank Sinatra was a regular customer."It's fabulous. I mean I've worked very...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One illness has been linked to recalled pretzels sold at some Giant Eagle Market Districts. READ MORE: Police: Officer Shoots, Kills Man Assaulting Woman In Lawrence County The company said Friday it issued a voluntary recall of Market District Gourmet Pretzel Platters and Gourmet Pretzel Bags because they may contain an undeclared pecan allergen. READ MORE: Police: Girls Blackmail Man Who Sent Them Sexual Images (Photo: Giant Eagle) The products have sell by dates through April 3 and can be identified by PLUs 25206 and 45505 in the upper right corner of the item’s scale tag. They were sold in the Sweet Shoppe department of the Market Districts in Pine Township and Robinson. Giant Eagle says the issue was because of an error in packaging at the store. MORE NEWS: Massive Fire Breaks Out At Somerset County Church If you purchased this product, you should throw it away and return a receipt to a Giant Eagle or Market District for a refund.
    BOSTON (CBS) – Looking to learn something new this weekend? How about archery or woodworking? If you like shopping you can also support local Black-owned businesses.  They’re all on our To Do List this week. ARCHERY LESSONS On the Mark Archery is hosting an open range at Gore Place in Waltham every Sunday afternoon. No prior experience is necessary for the outdoor class and all equipment and coaching is provided throughout the one-and-a-half-hour sessions. onthemarkarchery.com When: Sunday’s 1:30-3pm Where: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453 Cost: $50 POP-UP MARKET Check out the Spread Love Collective Pop Up Market, which is being held on Saturdays through March 6th at South Bay on District Avenue in Dorchester. The market features a rotating collective of local Black-owned businesses and you’ll find a wide range of gifts and goods, from clothing to sweet treats. blackownedbos.com/s/stories/spread-love-collective-pop-up When: February 20, 2021(12pm – 6pm), February 27, 2021(12pm – 6pm), and March 6, 2021 (12pm – 6pm) Where: South Bay, 28 District Avenue, Dorchester, MA Cost: Prices Vary WOODWORKING CLASSES Or, take a private class at the...
    Google is pushing back in court this week on antitrust claims brought against it by the Justice Department two months ago. In a legal filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Google denied or partially rejected almost 200 specific complaints against it. On only one count, that Google was a “founded in Menlo Park garage 22 years ago,” did the company side with the Justice Department. It said that people use its search engine “because they choose to, not because they are forced to or because they cannot easily find alternative ways to search for information on the Internet." In October the Justice Department sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And last week U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta set a tentative trial date of Sept. 12, 2023 for the landmark case. Google has fiercely denied government allegations that it has illegally struck a series of deals to thwart competition in the...
    Google is pushing back in court this week on antitrust claims brought against it by the Justice Department two months ago. In a legal filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Google denied or partially rejected almost 200 specific complaints against it. On only one count, that Google was a “founded in Menlo Park garage 22 years ago,” did the company side with the Justice Department. It said that people use its search engine “because they choose to, not because they are forced to or because they cannot easily find alternative ways to search for information on the Internet.” In October the Justice Department sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And last week U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta set a tentative trial date of Sept. 12, 2023 for the landmark case. Google has fiercely denied government allegations that it has illegally struck a series of deals to thwart competition in...
    Since the outbreak in March, the COVID-19 pandemic has been causing disruption on countless levels — and for many people, life-altering hardship. In addition to deaths and illness related to coronavirus, economic offshoots are being felt by lower-income people struggling to pay their rents, and small business owners that are trying to survive with fewer customers. In an effort to help small businesses, artisans and entrepreneurs reconnect with their customers, the slightly reconfigured 16th annual Downtown Holiday Market opens Friday. The location and flow of customers is different due to social distancing guidelines. Michael Berman, who produces the annual market in cooperation with the Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District, said the event will bring in some much-needed income at the end of a difficult 2020. In the past, the market was set up on sidewalk near the National Portrait Gallery, but this year, F Street NW will be closed between 7th and 9th Streets. “We now have vendors back-to-back, with a circulation pattern that allows customers to walk and see every vendor, with plenty of space,” Berman said. “We’re using...
    ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – An Arapahoe District Court judge awarded nearly $2.5 million in restitution to four investors defrauded in a black-market marijuana trafficking scheme. Scott Pack, the accused mastermind of the operation, was found guilty of racketeering and securities fraud, among other crimes. Scott Pack (credit: 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office) Judge Michael Spear ordered the restitution for the victims in the amounts of $199,935; $299,935; $950,000; and $1,050,000. “It is fitting that Pack’s insatiable greed and disregard for Colorado’s laws has now resulted in the law divesting him of much of his ill-gotten gains,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “This is a significant amount of money to pay in restitution, even for a rich California kid who lives at his parents’ property. I am pleased the victims will be provided some of what was taken from them.” Pack was indicted in June 2017 along with former pot officer Renee Rayton and two growers. Months earlier, a grand jury indicted 16 others in connection with the ring. (credit: iStock/Getty) The investigation started in August 2016. Investigators found an...
    ‘Tis the season for the 16th Annual Downtown Holiday Market in D.C., which will span two city blocks starting Friday, Nov. 20. The outdoor market is run by the DowntownDC Business Improvement District (BID), covers F Street Northwest between 7th and 9th Streets and features over 70 exhibitors. Some of the vendors will include Black-owned and minority-owned businesses from the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development’s (DSLBD) Made in DC program. Along with them will be collections from the District of Fashion Show local designers. And, six food vendors will also be spread across the market. Wider aisles on the street will allow guests to shop in a safe and socially distant shopping way in accordance with D.C.’s current COVID-19 guidance. Shoppers, vendors and market workers will be required to wear masks at all times within the market. Hand sanitizing dispensers will also be widely accessible. Contactless payment methods will be offered, and simplified product offerings and set-ups will be utilized. The market’s layout itself will be structured to steer one-way foot traffic on an F Street sidewalk, with...
    DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – With a little over a month left before the 2020 Census ends Sept. 30, Detroit officials are imploring residents to complete the Census online, by phone or at one of 30 kiosks located across the city. It’s just that simple, officials say. “We are hoping that Detroiters will see the urgency and importance of the Census and respond before time runs out,” said Victoria Kovari, Census Director for the City of Detroit. Detroit’s Census response rate stands at 48.9 percent. Over the next five weeks, residents can expect to see both official U.S. Census Bureau  enumerators and volunteer canvassers in bright gold Census t-shirts fanning out across the city in all-out effort to increase the response rate. Census volunteers also will work feverishly through door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, visiting area grocery stores and attending large-scale events to get residents to complete the Census on the spot. Residents can complete the Census right from their home by: Going online to: my2020census.gov  Calling (844) 330-2020 (English) Calling (844) 468-2020 (Spanish) Completing the form that was mailed to their home ...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal district court ruled this week that California's coordination with Canada's Quebec province in a cap and trade carbon emissions market is constitutional, in a filing made public late on Friday, and in a blow to the Trump administration. Last October, the Trump administration sued California for entering a climate agreement with Quebec, saying the state had no right to conduct foreign policy. The decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California said the Trump administration had "failed to identify a clear and express foreign policy that directly conflicts with California’s cap-and-trade program." (Reporting by Timothy Gardner and Sebastien Malo; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    1-year-old killed at New York City cookout shooting, three injured Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out Marni Revamps Meatpacking District Store © Courtesy of Marni. MEATPACKING MARKET: Marni has a new store concept – colorful and artsy – bowing in New York’s Meatpacking District. Dubbed Marni Meatpacking Market, the boutique will carry men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, in addition to offering the Marni Market lifestyle products permanently – a first for the Italian house. More from WWDPlan C RTW Spring 2021 The Marni Market items were previously offered as part of the namesake temporary retail project launched in 2015, which traveled around the world to such cities as Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Paris, Milan, Beijing and Shanghai, among other destinations. Products available at the New York unit span from stylized animal sculptures, crafted from metal and PVC, as well as picnic baskets, trinket boxes and rocking chairs – all handmade by Colombian artisans. The offering also includes handwoven basket bags and striped Marni shopping bags. First...
    Daniel Tadevosyan/Shutterstock Umeir Hawkins, a security guard at a market in Gardena, California, has been charged with murder after fighting and fatally shooting a customer during an argument over face masks, the police department said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He was charged in connection to the July 5 shooting death of 50-year-old Jerry Lewis. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said in a statement that Lewis had walked into the market without a mask on, and an argument ensued between him and Hawkins.  The fight later turned physical, and as Lewis was walking away, Hawkins shot him, police said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A security guard at a market in Southern California is facing murder charges after fighting with a customer who wasn't wearing a mask and later shooting him as he walked away, the Gardena Police Department said. The police department said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Umeir Hawkins, 38, was charged in connection to the July 5 shooting death of 50-year-old Jerry Lewis. Before the shooting, Hawkins and...
    The master plan for Eastern Market Metro Park followed several community meetings, task force meetings and thousands of public comments. Courtesy District Department of General Services Work on Eastern Market Metro Park came in under budget at $6.4 million, according to the Department of General Services. Courtesy District Department of General Services (1/2) Share This Gallery: Share on Facebook. Share on Twitter. Share via email. Print. The District has completed Phase 1 renovations to Eastern Market Metro Park, at 800 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast between 7th and 8th Streets. Plans for improvements began in 2015 intending to make Eastern Market Metro Park a more usable, town square for the neighborhood. Phase 1 work began last fall. The master plan for the park followed several community meetings, task force meetings and thousands of public comments. The work just completed came in under budget at $6.4 million, according to the Department of General Services. The Department of Parks and Recreation manages the park. Phase 1 renovations were completed by DGS and include two playgrounds — one designed for 2-...
    Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Beijing siwftly shut down the city's largest wholesale market after dozens of people became infected with coronavirus, and officials have declared “wartime management” in one district, according to reports. Of the 500 people who were tested on Friday, seven tested positive and showed symptoms of COVID-19, with an additional 46 asymptomatic people testing positive. The cases mark the first local transmissions of the disease in the Chinese capital in 55 days, according to the South China Morning Post. People wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus stop at a checkpoint outside the Xinfadi wholesale food market district in Beijing, Saturday, June 13, 2020. Beijing closed the city's largest wholesale food market Saturday after the discovery of seven cases of the new coronavirus in the previous two days. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) Patient Zero in the new outbreak is believed to have visited the Xinfadi market in the Fengtai district, a market that accounts for roughly 90 percent of the city’s produce. Traces of the disease...
    Beijing, China's capital city, has entered "wartime emergency mode" after a spike in coronavirus cases that reportedly originated at a major food market in the city of more than 20 million people. According to Reuters, 45 people out of 517 who were tested for COVID-19 at the Xinfadi market in the city's southwestern Fengtai district have tested positive for the virus, district official Chu Junwei said. However, none showed symptoms of the virus, he said. In response, authorities locked down 11 neighborhoods that surround the market, which is one of the largest in the world, by deploying around-the-clock armed guards. Chu reportedly said the capital district is officially under "wartime emergency mode." "In accordance with the principle of putting the safety of the masses and health first, we have adopted lockdown measures for the Xinfadi market and surrounding neighborhoods," Chu said. More from Reuters:The entire Xinfadi market was shut down at 3 a.m. on Saturday (1900 GMT on Friday), after two men working at a meat research centre who had...
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