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1:17 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 247 million and judge suspends vaccine deadline for Chicago policeThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed above 247 million on Tuesday, while the death toll edged above 5 million, according to . The U.S. continues to lead the world with a total of 46 million cases and 747,033 deaths. The U.S. is still averaging about 1,300 deaths a day, although cases and hospitalizations are declining. A judge on Monday suspended a Dec. 31 deadline for Chicago police officers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but didn't interfere with a requirement that they be regularly tested, "The principal risk to those who are unvaccinated is to themselves and to others who choose to be unvaccinated," the judge said. The judge noted that COVID-19 has killed many officers nationwide. "In light of that terrible sacrifice, the police unions' request just to have their grievances heard seems a pretty modest task," Mitchell said. India is second by cases after the U.S. at 34.3 million and has suffered 458,437 deaths. Brazil has second highest death toll at 607,922 and 21.8 million cases. In Europe, Russia has the most fatalities at 235,318 deaths, followed by the U.K. at 141,098.
2:50 a.m. Aug. 31, 2021 - By Tonya Garcia
Six Flags partnership will equip security staff with body camerasAxon Enterprise Inc. , a public safety technology company, said Tuesday that it has partnered with Six Flags Entertainment Corp. to equip park security staff with 600 body cameras nationwide. The news comes after reports of at least two incidents at Six Flags parks in New Jersey, one in July at the where state police and a K-9 bomb-sniffing dog unit was notified, and another on Monday where a guest entered a restricted area and . "This added transparency will increase security and operations efficiencies and eliminate uncertainty around staff and guest interactions, benefiting everyone involved," said Mike Shore, Axon's general manager of commercial and private security sectors, in a statement. Axon shares are up 57.4% for the year to date. Six Flags stock has gained 23.7%. And the benchmark S&P 500 index is up 20.6% for the period.
6:09 a.m. Aug. 3, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near metro station: APThe Pentagon is on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the building's metro station, the Associated Press reported. A Pentagon announcement said the facility is on lockdown due to "police activity," the AP said.
11:26 a.m. July 6, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
Iowa man arrested after Chicago hotel employee voices suspicion over weapons in roomA 32-year-old Iowa man was charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon after a hotel employee in Chicago reported Sunday that a guest was in possession of a rifle with a high-powered scope as well as a handgun and ammunition, according to local media reports. The items seized from a room at the W Chicago-Lakeshore overlooking Ohio Street Beach; the lakefront pedestrian, bike and running paths; and Navy Pier, one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Illinois, included, , a .308-caliber rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. The reported that a laser sight was also found. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown was quoted as saying the rifle and handgun had been spotted "in a very suspicious position" in the room. In 2017 it was reported that the perpetrator of that year's mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music event , the site of the annual Lollapalooza festival, for dates coinciding with that event. A judge in Chicago on Tuesday set bail at $10,000 for the man arrested in the W incident, identified as Keegan Casteel of Ankeny, Iowa. Separately, 17 people were killed in shootings in Chicago over the long holiday weekend, nearly one-tenth of .
4:46 a.m. June 1, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
‘If it got too successful it would be destroyed’: Remembering the Tulsa massacre, when a white mob destroyed ‘Black Wall Street’ 100 years ago In roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businessesIn roughly 24 hours, the mob destroyed an estimated $1.47 million — or more than $20 million in today’s dollars — of Black-owned homes and businesses.
5:14 a.m. May 26, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Millions of George Floyds ‘It’s become a perfected art of demonizing Black men’‘It’s become a perfected art of demonizing Black men.’
4:51 p.m. May 25, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Why are ‘Karens’ so angry? Such incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern lifeSuch incidents have not gone away. Instead, they’ve become another depressingly ubiquitous feature of modern life.
3:14 a.m. May 25, 2021 - By Meera Jagannathan
It’s been a year since George Floyd’s death. Here’s how you can demand racial equity — and become a lifelong ally ‘It’s really important for us to understand that we need to be always working for racial justice, whether there’s dramatic moments or not’‘It’s really important for us to understand that we need to be always working for racial justice, whether there’s dramatic moments or not.’
4:31 a.m. May 23, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
Our neighbor’s car damaged our house. She begged us not to report it. Now she needs to borrow money, and is nickel-and-diming our contractor ‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’‘Louise came to our house to lament that she would need to borrow from her sister and Ada in order to even pay the $1,000’
11:42 a.m. May 18, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘Asians Americans feel as if they are under siege’: Nearly 80% of this community say they experience racism in the U.S. A new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic beganA new survey says 45% of Asian American adults have experienced an incident tied to their racial or ethnic background since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
7:38 a.m. May 16, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My ex-husband has a life-insurance policy on me — and jokes he’ll be ‘Suspect No. 1’ if I die. Other than haunting him, what can I do? ‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him’‘The thought of him benefiting from my death infuriates me, especially because of how badly I was treated by him.’
12:46 p.m. May 9, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
My friend set up a GoFundMe to pay for her sick pet, instead of getting a refund on our vacation. I canceled the trip. Who’s right? ‘In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options’‘I felt wrong going on a trip that had been funded indirectly by others. In my world, one should not resort to GoFundMe until they have exhausted all other reasonable options.’
4:11 p.m. April 29, 2021 - By Sadagopa Iyengar
Letter from India: ‘Trucks carrying oxygen cylinders are being waylaid and looted’ ‘We live in mortal fear of COVID-19. Every citizen is at risk from these new variants.’Letter from India: ‘We live in mortal fear of COVID-19. Every citizen is at risk from these new variants.’
4:53 p.m. April 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Biden pitches families plan, infrastructure and calls on wealthy to pay ‘fair share’ in first speech to Congress: live blog and video State-of-the-Union-style speech will also focus on policing, immigrationPresident Joe Biden gives his first big speech to Congress on Wednesday night, in a State-of-the-Union-style address in which he’ll make the case to voters for his newly unveiled safety-net and education proposals.
12:59 p.m. April 20, 2021 - By Andrew Keshner
Floyd family attorney Ben Crump says Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction is ‘painfully earned justice’ — here’s what gave him hope months earlier A jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts TuesdayA jury found the former Minneapolis officer guilty on all three counts Tuesday.
10:52 a.m. April 20, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Chauvin verdict expected as soon as 4:30 p.m. EasternThe jury has reached a verdict at former police officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death. Reports said the verdict could be announced as early as 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. Earlier Tuesday, President Joe Biden said he hoped the verdict was "the right verdict" and called the case "overwhelming."
7:15 a.m. April 20, 2021 - By Victor Reklaitis
Biden suggests evidence 'overwhelming' in Chauvin trialPresident Joe Biden on Tuesday addressed against former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, confirming that he called Floyd's family after the jury was sequestered. "I'm praying the verdict is the right verdict. Which is - I think it's overwhelming in my view," Biden told reporters, apparently referring to the evidence in the trial. He added that he "wouldn't say that unless the jury was sequestered." The president also said he can "only imagine the pressure and the anxiety" that Floyd's family is feeling. "They're a good family and they're calling for peace and tranquility no matter what the verdict is," Biden added. Update: This short story has been edited to reflect updated quotes from Biden in pool reports.
9:56 a.m. April 12, 2021 - By Robert Schroeder
Biden says it 'remains to be determined' whether fatal Daunte Wright shooting was accidentPresident Joe Biden on Monday said it "remains to be determined" whether a fatal shooting of a Black man by law enforcement in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday was an accident. Police in Brooklyn Center, Minn., say the officer who fired . Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as "an accidental discharge." Twenty-year-old Daunte Wright died Sunday in Brooklyn Center, and Biden addressed the incident at the White House. "Question is, was it an accident or intentional?" Biden said. The president also said there was "absolutely no justification" for looting but that peaceful protest was "understandable."
12:26 p.m. March 13, 2021 - By Alison Fottrell
‘We are weary’: Life in Italy, one year after national lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 ‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check’‘The presence of increased police patrols in a crowded square in Como on a recent Saturday evening is further evidence of a developing social malaise that needs to be kept in check.’
12:19 p.m. March 8, 2021 - By Elisabeth Buchwald
COVID-19 relief bill will close loophole that critics say created ‘a perverse incentive’ for for-profit colleges and here’s how to help the women in your life get ahead at work Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories Monday’s top personal finance stories
5:51 p.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Tim Rostan
FBI has pinpointed possible suspect in killing of Capitol Police's Sicknick: reportAn assailant has been pinpointed as prospectively responsible for , according to , citing two law-enforcement officials described as having been briefed on the investigation. The FBI inquiry has explored the possibility that Sicknick, who collapsed after the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters seeking to disrupt the certification of President Biden's electoral victory and died the following day, was adversely affected by an irritant such as bear spray that members of the mob were said to have deployed, according to the Times report. Investigators reviewing video evidence of that day's events are reported to have narrowed their suspicion to a single person, whom the Times reported has not been identified by name. Two additional officers engaged in the Jan. 6 defense of the Capitol died by reported suicides in immediately subsequent days. Sicknick was 42 and an Air National Guard veteran who had served in Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan, .
3:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2021 - By Quentin Fottrell
‘I am held hostage in my own home’: My husband’s son lives with us. He is physically abusive and menacing ‘Because my stepson has mental-health issues, my husband thinks we cannot kick him out of the house until he is able to sustain himself’‘Because my stepson has mental-health issues, my husband thinks we cannot kick him out of the house until he is able to sustain himself’
9:33 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
Biden to reinstate travel bans amid fears about new variants as global case tally heads toward 100 million Dr. Fauci says Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose vaccine could bet emergency use authorization within two weeksThe global tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 headed closer to 100 million on Monday with the U.S. accounting for a quarter of that total, as President Joe Biden prepared to reinstate travel restrictions against foreign citizens visiting the U.S. from Brazil, the U.K, Ireland and much of the rest of Europe, as well as South Africa.
8:11 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Teen turns dad who participated in the Capitol riot over to the F.B.I. ‘I would do it again,’ says Jackson Reffitt, whose father threatened to shoot him if he reported him to police‘I would do it again,’ says Jackson Reffitt, whose father threatened to shoot him if he reported him to police
6:35 a.m. Jan. 25, 2021 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Newt Gingrich warns making Trump a martyr will divide America even more The former Republican House Speaker compares Trump to Alexei Navalny, calls for dropping second impeachment trialThe former Republican House Speaker compares Trump to Alexei Navalny, calls for dropping second impeachment
9:51 a.m. Jan. 22, 2021 - By Ciara Linnane
U.S. suffers another 4,000 deaths in a single day as experts welcome Fauci’s return to White House podium Biden calls on Americans to ‘mask up’ for the next 100 daysThe global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 climbed above 97.9 million on Friday and the U.S. death toll rose above 411,000, as experts welcomed the return to the White House podium of the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, after months of being sidelined by the previous administration.
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