Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study on Wednesday to try to prove if a single-dose vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study on Wednesday to try to prove if a single-dose vaccine can protect against the coronavirus.
President Donald Trump is set to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida Saturday before rallying supporters in three other critical battleground states. Democrat Joe Biden is throwing his attention — with a little help from rock legend Jon Bon Jovi — on hotly contested pockets of Pennsylvania that could prove key to deciding the outcome of the race there. With just 10 days to go, Trump and Biden are pleading with their supporters to help them turn out support, particularly in several key states.
Over 83,000 infections were reported on Friday, with death and hospitalisation numbers also rising.
A family in Chester, Delaware County is grieving at the loss of their 25-year-old loved one to gun violence.
The Senate is poised for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump's nominee. Democrats mounted time-consuming procedural hurdles Friday, but the party has no realistic chance of stopping Barrett's advance in the Republican-controlled chamber. Barrett, a federal appeals court judge, is expected to be confirmed Monday and quickly join the court.
When pine beetles descended on the Colorado Rockies in their droves a few years ago, they stripped the state’s lush forests bare, turning the region’s green blanketed mountains into a ghost town of spindly, dead trees.The ski resorts, which tourists flocked to for their picturesque tree-lined runs, panicked.“The ski resort industry knows a secret,” says Nick Gromicko, founder of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). “Many people, me included, don't go to ski resorts just to ski. We go for the scenery.”Gromicko was called upon by vacation resorts desperate to find a solution to the alpine massacre that was unfolding before their eyes.Pine beetles were chomping through forests at an unprecedented rate: sometimes up to 100,000 trees a day.Western North America has seen some 100,000 square miles of forest destroyed by the insects over the past two decades, while bark beetles—the species the pine beetle belongs to—have decimated at least 46 million of the US’ 850 million acres of forest, and show no signs of relenting.“When pine beetles attacked Colorado a few years ago, the ski resort towns were begging us to do something,” Gromicko, whose company has seen an uptake in clients requesting pine beetle control services and advice, recalls.“They were upset that the views from the lifts were ugly with all the pines being brown, and were worried that part of the reason people ski is for the views of the mountains,” Gromicko added. “They were correct.“Who wants to ride a ski lift up through a bunch of dead, brown trees, or worse, ones that have been cut down because of the beetle kill?”Vail and Breckenridge, both in Colorado and owned by the Vail Resorts chain, were two of the resorts seeking advice, but neither were willing to comment to the Daily Beast.The mountain pine beetle used to be killed off by Colorado's cold winters. Now, thanks to warmer weather, the beetles have run rampant on forests, destroying valuable ecosystems—and posing a big problem for the state’s tourism industry.The pine beetle is so destructive to America’s forests, the USDA holds it on par with fire. Some experts also suspect the pine beetles may have a part to play in why this year’s fires have been so ravaging.But, it’s not just Colorado that’s suffering from the scourge.There have been multiple knock-on effects, including Yellowstone grizzlies struggling to find pine cones to eat; a change to the watershed system in an area that produces so much of America's water; and even exacerbating California’s devastating wildfires. Over in Michigan, officials are so worried that they’ve placed a quarantine on any forest product containing bark coming in from Western states.“We’re taking the necessary, proactive steps to ensure our pine resources are here for generations to come,” said a Department of Agriculture official.And the pine beetle is causing economic problems too.In a 2017 study, scientists found that by the middle of the 21st century, the southern pine beetle would expand into “vast areas of previously unaffected forests throughout the northeastern United States and into southeastern Canada”.“This scenario would pose a significant economic and ecological risk to the affected regions, ” the report, titled ‘Threats to North American forests from southern pine beetles with warming winters’, continued.Corey Lesk, one of the co-authors of the report, said he couldn’t see how pine beetles wouldn’t affect tourism.“People generally do not appreciate the way dead forests look. I think places like Cape Cod would definitely lose some aesthetic appeal to tourists if the pitch pines turned brown. Other unpleasantness could follow the dead trees, as well. For example, a quick die-off of trees could ruin water quality in swimming or boating waterways, because living roots are what keep soil in place.”There’s a significant economic risk, Leak continues, “right now”.The tourism industry is already experiencing the economic disruption the report describes.For ski resorts, the pine beetle is just another challenge for an industry that’s already struggling with the repercussions of climate change. The ski industry is worth $20 billion, and has seen the length of the snow season shrink by 34 days, due to a decrease in snowfall.Now they’re waging a battle on another front: against the insect that’s smaller than a grain of rice.Bill Crapser, Wyoming State Forester, told The Daily Beast over the last 15 years the state has seen about 4.5m acres of forest impacted “to some extent” by the mountain pine beetle, considerable given that Wyoming only has about 12m acres of forest.“The hunting industry has seen the biggest impact,” he said. “There are a lot of people who come from out of state to hunt. The pine beetle’s damage to the forest has changed wildlife habits, and therefore hunter habits.”He added although the impact on tourism is a given, it would be “hard” to measure.A study on the visual impact of the beetles’ destruction, released in 2017, highlighted the potential impact on tourism. “Forest-based outdoor recreation and tourism are significant industries in North America and Europe that have the potential to be threatened by bark beetle outbreaks, resulting in loss of revenue to providers and local communities,” the report read.Ignatius Cahyanto, assistant professor of Hospitality Management at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, co-authored a paper focusing on the impacts of the mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills region in South Dakota.“The tourism industry told us they had lost business because of the destruction caused by the beetles,” Cahyanto said. “We interviewed more than 50 individual businesses, as well as visitor bureaus. And they’re frustrated that they haven’t been included in discussions to resolve the problem.”Cahyanto said departments of tourism tended to “downplay” the issue, as do larger tourism chains.But small businesses have been working together to raise funds to pay for tree thinning, and other tactics to prevent the beetle spread.A group of restaurants in Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota, grouped together and created a cookbook, the sales of which went towards stopping the insect’s spread.Over in Canada, the tourism board for Jasper is even offering pine beetle “adventures”, for those who are wondering: “Why are there so many dead trees in Jasper?”“If you're asking yourself this question,” the board continues on its website, “then this is the activity for you.”“The more the area depends on tourism dollars, the more worried business owners are,” Cahyanto noted. “Tourism departments have not admitted that pine beetles cause an issue for the tourism business.”The beetle is a hardy pest: it takes weeks of continuous 20- to 25 below zero temperatures to wipe them out, a condition impossible for humans to replicate in extermination methods. The trees themselves also attempt to stave off the beetle, by drowning the invader with resin.But thanks to more hospitable temperatures, beetles are also moving into high elevation areas, targeting old and already diseased trees.Curbing the spread of the beetle is a race against time; warmer average temperatures allow beetles to complete their life cycle in just one year, instead of two, while past fire suppression practices means a large amount of pines in the Colorado Rockies are of similar mature ages, providing an ample feast.Grand County was one of the epicenters of the mountain pine beetle epidemic in Colorado, losing up to 90% of its mature forests.Although the problem peaked in 2006 to 2008, the landscape remains scarred.“Some businesses had been concerned about what the epidemic would have on tourism,” said Ryan McNertney, acting supervisory forester at the Colorado State Forest Service.“A lot of people were trying to do thinning and other treatments to minimise the impact, but the size and scope of the pandemic meant it didn’t work.”In Frisco, a municipality in Colorado, that’s home to four ski resorts, including Breckenridge, residents say the epidemic has a “significant impact”.Speaking to The Daily Beast, local Vanessa Agee said it “greatly changed the look of that area”, which plays host to two campgrounds, a bike park, a winter tubing hill, a beginner ski/ride hill, and miles of trails.Pete Swenson, trails manager at the Frisco Nordic Center ski resort, said the impact had been “both emotional and economical”, but the town had adopted a lemons into lemonade approach.“At first, it was difficult to accept that our landscape would never look the same in our lifetime,” he said. “Then it became clear that in areas like the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Area, there would be a significant financial cost to removing diseased and dead trees.“The expanded views after the tree removal significantly changed the feel of hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing on the Peninsula.”Swenson said the area was now seeing the benefits of the forest change, and the community had capitalized on the chance to improve the trail network.Other businesses, McNertney said, even tried wrapping the trees with plastic to try to bake the beetles out, or using a chainsaw to try to remove the bark to save the tree.“I don't know if we could ever have stopped this but we could’ve minimised the scale,” McNertney added.“It would’ve been 30-40 years of hindsight that we would be needing to do more of. We don’t have species or age diversity, that’s why so much of the forest died. We would’ve been needing to do forest management treatments for decades before this.”When asked if other forested areas in the US should be worried, McNertney replied “yes”.“For areas that don’t have a diverse forest, there isn’t really anything they can do.”Forest management, Corey Lesk added, is a “band-aid solution, either to detect and remove infested trees or prevent new forests from getting infested, both of which are costly”.“It's not totally clear whether these band-aids will even work long term.”Lesk feels the future isn’t bright for the tourism industry.“My hope is that forests will adapt to the new pests. It might be ugly for a while, but forests can be resilient.“Unfortunately, that ugly period might be long enough to wreck some tourist industries.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. 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Adam Buksa scored his fifth goal of the season in the 77th minute and the New England Revolution tied Nashville 1-1 on Friday night in a rainy, weather-delayed game. New England (7-5-8) remained fifth in the Eastern Conference, three points behind playoff-bound Orlando. Nashville (6-6-7) had a two-game winning streak snapped.
A community in the Bronx mourned the loss of a beloved man, who was stabbed and killed on Thursday.
By Priscilla Blossom, Kaiser Health NewsColorado voters are deciding a ballot question that seeks to limit how far into pregnancy an abortion can be legally performed. While the measure would change the law only in Colorado, it would resonate throughout the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest amid an intensifying national fight, fueled by a Supreme Court vacancy, over the future of abortion.In 1967—six years before the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision protected the right to an abortion in the U.S.—Colorado became the first state to pass a law widening access to legal abortion. More than 50 years later, it remains one of just seven states without gestational limits on the procedure, making Colorado one of the few options for people nationwide who need abortions later in pregnancy.Proposition 115 seeks to change that. It would outlaw abortion in the state after 22 weeks. The proposition makes an exception to save the life of the pregnant person, but none for cases of rape or incest or to protect the health of the pregnant individual or fetus.But the impact of the measure also would be felt by neighboring states where people have little or no access to abortion. Kelly Baden, vice president of reproductive rights at the left-leaning policy group State Innovation Exchange, called the surrounding region an abortion desert.“Colorado really plays an important role in the region in being a haven for access for people who live in those highly restrictive states, some of which neighbor us, like Kansas, Nebraska—that whole swath of the Midwest from the Dakotas on down to Texas,” Baden said.Both Sides Contradict Trump: Abortion Is on the Ballot in 2020A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in 2018 found the Midwest has fewer abortion clinics per capita than any other U.S. region, with 92 facilities across 10 states.Colorado providers have stepped in, and approximately 1 in 10 abortions are performed on people from out of state. A billboard on Interstate 70 welcomed visitors from Utah with the message “Welcome to Colorado, where you can get a safe, legal abortion.”Colorado voters have rejected three abortion-related ballot measures since 2008, which advocates pointed to as evidence that the state’s residents are fine with the status quo.“Colorado has already voted on ridiculous abortion restrictions multiple times and said, ‘We don’t want them.’ It’s insulting that these extremists keep trying,” said Whitney Woods, speaking on her own behalf while on maternity leave from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.Over the past decade, however, those measures have been rejected by smaller and smaller margins, said Bob Enyart, a spokesperson for Colorado Right to Life—one of several groups pushing for Proposition 115 to pass.“Coloradoans increasingly voted to recognize each unborn child as a person from 2008 to 2010 to 2014,” said Enyart.Indeed, 2008’s Amendment 48, which proposed redefining personhood in the state constitution as starting at conception, received support from 27% of voters. Six years later, that support grew to 35 percent for Amendment 67.A recent poll by 9News in Denver and Colorado Politics showed that voters are more evenly divided about the new proposition, with 45 percent saying they’ll vote no, 42% planning to vote yes, and a crucial 13 percent still undecided.Reproductive Rights Groups Go High-Tech With ‘Uber for Abortion’ and EncryptionRandi Davis, a mom in Aurora, is one voter whose own experience illustrates how personal and nuanced the question can be. When she was pregnant, Davis was advised to have an abortion, as her baby’s odds of survival were slim to none. She said she opted against abortion and went on to give birth to a full-term stillborn baby.“I'm not necessarily for abortion,” Davis said. “However, I do believe every woman should have their own choice to abort for whatever reason.”She said she’s voting against the proposition.Dr. Thomas Perille heads the medical advisory team for the Coalition for Women and Children (also known as Due Date Too Late), the group that petitioned to put Proposition 115 on the ballot and calls abortions later in pregnancy “too extreme.” Perille contends the new proposition “bears no relation” to the previous measures, giving it a better chance of passing.“Those were bans on abortion, and Prop 115 is a reasonable restriction of abortion after fetal viability,” he said.Abortion-rights activists worry that late-term bans aim to gradually shift public opinion and gain traction to fully outlaw the procedure.“They're hoping that they can slide this under the radar and really cast it as a compromise between anti-abortion and pro-choice voters,” said Fawn Bolak, spokesperson for ProgressNow Colorado. “But that’s not what this is. This is a violation of Roe v. Wade.”Perille said that, while first-trimester abortions are “relatively safe,” late abortions pose a “substantial risk” to the people having them. Advocates for the initiative said studies show the risk of death to the pregnant person from an abortion increases with each week of gestation.How Amy Coney Barrett Would Cancel Abortion, LGBTQ Rights and Much MoreOpponents point to another study that shows legal abortions overall tend to be safer and pose less of a threat to pregnant people’s lives than childbirth.Colorado isn’t the only state voting on an abortion initiative this election cycle. Voters in Louisiana are considering a constitutional amendment that says nothing in the state constitution can be interpreted as protecting a right to, or requiring funding of, abortion.The measure’s advocates say that, if Roe v. Wade is overturned, the legality of abortion in Louisiana would be up to state lawmakers. Opponents say the measure, if it passes, would eliminate legal access to abortion in the state if Roe v. Wade is dismantled.“Constitutions are supposed to be about preserving and enshrining freedom, but this amendment takes away freedom and rights while allowing the government to tell people what they can and cannot do with their body,” said Michelle Erenberg, executive director for Lift Louisiana, a group that advocates for abortion rights.Abortion-rights advocates also point out that Louisiana passed its own 22-week abortion ban a decade ago, and worry that Colorado could follow a similar path toward even greater restrictions.The decisions before voters in Colorado and Louisiana come amid renewed attention nationwide on abortions since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death last month. Senate Republicans are now pushing through President Donald Trump’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett. That has led voters and activists on both sides of the issue to become heavily focused on what Barrett’s appointment could mean for the future of Roe v. Wade.Abortion opponents contend it’s not clear that Barrett’s confirmation would doom Roe.“We have seen no evidence that Amy Coney Barrett has ever recognized that the unborn child is a person or has a right to life,” Enyart said. “We are concerned that she may disagree with the Roe opinion merely as a matter of process, not morality.”But The Guardian recently reported on Barrett’s previous involvement with an anti-abortion organization, noting she signed a newspaper ad that called Roe “barbaric,” which put abortion-rights advocates on edge.Erika Christensen, who helped pass New York’s Reproductive Health Act, said she is concerned but added that these new threats to abortion rights have become a rallying point for advocates.Baden agreed, saying the renewed energy is particularly strong locally.“We need to turn to the state level, and do whatever we can to prepare for what might come one day, be it from the Supreme Court or from another Trump executive order, or something else coming,” she said. “Roe is the floor, not the ceiling, right?”KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) that is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Italy's antitrust regulator said on Friday that Ryanair, easyJet, Vueling and Blue Panorama were now offering to refund passengers whose flights they cancelled citing the coronavirus outbreak. The decision follows an inquiry opened by the watchdog last month, which said the cancelled flights were outside periods in which governments had imposed limits on movement between countries and that refunds of the tickets - an option envisaged by European rules - should have been offered. Ryanair said in a note that since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, it had fully complied with travel restrictions imposed by governments and with European Union guidelines on passenger rights in relation to any flight cancellations that occurred from March 2020.
19-year-old Marcellis Stinnette was killed during the incident and his girlfriend was seriously wounded.
The favored Dodgers wasted no time getting on the board when third baseman Justin Turner rifled a solo home run over the left field fence in the first inning. The Dodgers, playing as the "away" team for the first time in a series being held at Globe Life Field in Texas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored two more runs when Max Muncy singled in the third to push the lead to 3-0. The Dodgers plated another run in the fourth on a sacrifice bunt by Austin Barnes before Mookie Betts brought Joc Pederson home on a single to center for 5-0.
The GOP anti-Trump group threatens to make its response -- a "civics lesson" on First Amendment rights -- as "painful as possible."
A quick search on websites like Dresslily, Amazon, and Newchic for elaborately patterned and brightly colored shirts, dresses, and skirts will have customers often finding the word “ethnic” in the product description. Products that involved mixing patterns, multiple colors in mixed patterns, or that don’t have the classic American outdoors or preppy look are often categorized as “ethnic” or “tribal.” “Tribal” is often used to describe prints inspired by Central and West African cultures, or to refer to patterns and fabrics that were inspired or co-opted from various African tribes throughout the continent, and broadly generalizes multiple African cultures like they are all monolithic.Do These Fashion Brands Really Care About George Floyd and Racism—Or Their Public Image?Recently, the fashion industry was called out for its decades long use of the word “urban” to describe anything related to Black American culture. Now, diversity advocates in the fashion industry are calling for the use of words like “tribal” and “ethnic” to stop.A quick google shopping search will reveal that various retailers still use the terms “tribal” and “ethnic” to describe various colorful geometric prints. ASOS describes several of their patterns on their website as “geo-tribal.” However, in an e-mail to The Daily Beast regarding any use of the word ethnic or tribal in their product copy, a representative said, “ASOS does not use this word to describe any of our products, and we have had strict guidelines in place to prevent any language like this from being used for numerous years.”For generations, the use of the words “tribal” and “ethnic” persisted in fashion without anyone even batting an eye. “‘Tribal’ was a word they used in the early twentieth century. I’d even say as early at the 1920s the word ‘tribal’ was used to describe fashion,” said Amanda Hallay Heath, a fashion historian and founder of The Ultimate Fashion History Project. “’Native’ was even more popular. ‘Ethnic’ came in during the ‘70s.” The use of these terms among other terms that would now be deemed offensive or outdated persisted with no controversy throughout much of the twentieth century. “Throughout most of the twentieth century, words such as ‘primitive,’ ‘tribal,’ and ‘ethnic’ were used with impunity with absolutely no thought,” Hallay Heath said.It was only beginning in the past decade that diversity advocates in the fashion industry began to hammer down on the use of these terms and call out brands for using them. “Within the last ten years, the industry began to find more appropriate and respectful means of describing clothing and fashion inspired by other cultures,” Hallay Heath said.Some fashion designers have been watching the industry use these terms for decades and were very conscious about how they were dated or generically lumping inspiration from minority cultures under one umbrella. Fashion designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America member Kevan Hall has worked at some of America’s top design houses, most notably at Halston where he was creative director from 1998 to 2000. Over the course of his career, he has seen words like “tribal” and “ethnic” tossed around carelessly without any respect for the cultures who inspired the collections.“Anytime something is not, for lack of a better term, a WASPy look, it gets put in the put of being ‘ethnic,’ ‘tribal,’ or other than,” he said. “It’s time for people in the fashion industry to think of other words to articulate and describe what looks inspired by other cultures. People want to throw things associated with non-white people in the category of ‘ethnic.’ They do it with everything from fashion to food. If you go to an Asian or Ethiopian restaurant, they categorize it as ‘ethnic,’ but they don’t do that with European restaurants.”Regarding the fashion industry’s use of the word “tribal,” Hall said that, “That word has been used to express things like accessories that are chunky, bold, or have various kinds of beads. Basically, you see it used with anything involving any kind of ornamentation. Anything that gives nod to a culture outside of America or Europe is thrown into that pot of ‘ethnic’ or ‘tribal.’”Hall himself has created collections inspired by African culture, specifically the Maasai tribe in Kenya and northern Tanzania. When he created this collection a friend brought him back items that were actually crafted by these people. Hall would incorporate these inspirations into accessories, and he gave credited to the Maasai tribe and discussed the cultural inspiration in his show notes to educate people.If fashion companies are going to take inspiration from cultures outside of Europe and America, they need to really think about how they are using these terms and actually credit these cultures appropriately. London-based international fashion director Zadrian Smith said, “The industry needs to not culturally appropriate, and if they are going to appropriate, remember that no idea in fashion is original. It’s difficult for designers to come up with original creative concepts that are truly their own. The industry is always borrowing from other cultures to aid and enhance collections. “If designers are going to keep doing that, they need to fully educate themselves on these cultures beyond just a surface level. If you’re going to take inspiration from minority communities, then you should be giving back to those communities. Don’t just take their ideas and use it for your business to make capital gains. I know that’s the nature of capitalism, but the fashion industry is guilty of doing this without shame.”Smith says that the lack of diversity behind the scenes in fashion is also to blame for the inappropriate use of words like “tribal” and “ethnic” this as well. “If the people at these tables only come from one culture, they can’t see how appropriating from another culture could be considered as problematic,” he said. “This is why there are so many mishaps in ad campaigns, because no one is here to tell them it’s okay.”Despite this, Smith does feel there actually are times when words like “tribal” and “ethnic” can be used correctly. “If you look at the collection Maria Grazia Chiuri did for Dior that was shown in Marrakech that was done in collaboration with actual artisans in Marrakech, so that had a real tribal footprint to it,” Smith said. “If you’re taking the clothing that’s specific to a tribe whether it be a wave, print, or embroidery unique to them, I personally think it’s okay to denote something like that as tribal as long as the story behind it is contextualized. Unfortunately, consumers often don’t have the time or education to learn about where and why things come from so these terms ended up getting used incorrectly.”Other industry activists feel words like “tribal” and “ethnic” are vague and don’t pay enough respect to cultures outside of the U.S. and Europe. Ash Owens, an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry and editor-in-chief of Suited Magazine, said, “For far too long important cultural references have been lumped into groupings under words like these. Instead of directly attributing the ‘inspiration,’ these vague words don’t hold any accountability to where these ideas came from, and who came up with them in the first place. “Oftentimes it’s done in a way that would be considered appropriation. But at the very least, it’s done with little respect to the lineage and backgrounds that have created the ideas they are referencing.”While there are industry advocates being very vocal about using these terms nowadays, Owens feels it is still not enough. “The most invested advocates I see are those who are protecting their culture by standing up against these words and colonial practices,” she said. “Unfortunately, I don’t see enough white advocates fighting against these terms and really understanding the erasure that happens when these ideas are used without proper involvement from the communities they are representing. What I find to be the most effective is the education around these conversations where we can really peel away the colonial mindset that we have inherited.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Malaysia's King Al-Sultan Abdullah will consult with other rulers to discuss recommendations presented by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, the palace said on Saturday, after sources told Reuters the premier had asked the king to declare a state of emergency.
President Donald Trump will vote in his adopted home of Florida before holding campaign rallies in three swing states on Saturday, joining more than 53 million Americans who have cast early ballots at a record-setting pace ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Trump will vote in person in West Palm Beach, near his Mar-a-Lago estate, after switching his permanent residence and voter registration last year from New York to Florida, a must-win battleground for his re-election bid. Democratic rival Joe Biden and his wife Jill also will hit the campaign trail, traveling to the vital battleground of Pennsylvania for two events on Saturday.
More than 50 business leaders in downtown Sacramento are fed up with what they describe as a worsening of conditions in downtown in the seven months since the pandemic restrictions. From growing encampments, blight and vandalism they collectively expressed their concerns in a letter to the mayor demanding action. Get the full story in the video above.
Big Brother 22's Enzo Palumbo finally beats Cody Calafiore in a game of chess. Watch an all-new episode of Big Brother: All-Stars on Monday at 8/7c, then don't miss the two-hour season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access. Drop in on the Houseguests 24/7 with the Big Brother Live Feeds-exclusively on CBS All Access.
As Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers still wait for their $100 gift cards for enduring a disastrous online learning platform at the start of school, one of the administrators responsible for the “lion’s share” of selecting the company that created that platform received a $9,070 raise last month.
Giving thanks. Giving time. Giving back. While I looked forward to producing our annual Givers Issue, which focuses on the subject of philanthropy and ways in which we can contribute to the community, the topic of giving has been a talking point for much longer than the time it took to create this edition. Since March, news stories about how South Florida residents could lend a hand in these most challenging times were interlaced between headlines about the rise of COVID-19 cases and closure mandates. Whether it was through donations of funds, items or even volunteer work, the community stepped up. Programs were announced. Funds were started. Lives were changed. Giving back became part of the new normal.
With his HOH reign coming to an end, Enzo Palumbo decides he wants to spend the night vibing in his HOH room. Watch an all-new episode of Big Brother: All-Stars on Monday at 8/7c, then don't miss the two-hour season finale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9/8c on CBS and CBS All Access. Drop in on the Houseguests 24/7 with the Big Brother Live Feeds-exclusively on CBS All Access.