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Top California health official resigns amid revelation of giant coronavirus record backlog

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:45

Top California health official resigns amid revelation of giant coronavirus record backlog“We’re all accountable in our respective roles for what happens underneath us,” California's governor said.


Photos show the oil spill in Mauritius that's leaking 4,000 tons of fuel into the pristine, azure waters of the Indian Ocean

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:18

Photos show the oil spill in Mauritius that's leaking 4,000 tons of fuel into the pristine, azure waters of the Indian OceanMore than 1,000 tons of oil has leaked into the Indian Ocean, and environmentalists worry it may be too late to undo the damage.


Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on board

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:01

Police searched a United Airlines jet after a reportedly hallucinating passenger claimed there was a bomb on boardPolice officers searched the plane with passengers still on board and offloaded each piece of luggage on the plane to be checked by canine units.


Florida reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:59

Florida reports record COVID-19 hospitalizationsTeam Trump's conflicting messaging on mask led to preventable deaths, 100,000 children caught Covid-19 in July


Top Navy official: Sailor burnout a concern amid COVID-19 crisis

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:53

 Sailor burnout a concern amid COVID-19 crisisChief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday told NBC News the pandemic has forced ships to remain at sea for longer periods of time.


Mother shares video of armed police surrounding black son after they assumed he was attacker when teen called 911

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:42

Mother shares video of armed police surrounding black son after they assumed he was attacker when teen called 911Multiple California police officers were filmed pointing guns at three African American teenagers who were were allegedly being threatened by a homeless man.The mother of one of the teenagers in the video, Tammi Collins, shared an 11-minute clip to her Instagram page, showing officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department aiming guns at them in Santa Clarita, California, on 7 August.


84 arrests made at Sturgis Rally as governor welcomes 250,000 bikers to district

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:31

84 arrests made at Sturgis Rally as governor welcomes 250,000 bikers to districtSturgis Motorcycle Rally kicked off in the western part of South Dakota on Friday, leading to 84 arrests in one day, according to a report.The annual rally, which the city council decided would go ahead in June, has drawn thousands of bikers to the state from all over the country, many without masks or social distancing in mind.


It's decision time for Joe Biden: His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contenders

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:20

 His VP pick could make history, with Harris, Rice among top contendersJoe Biden has a crucial decision to make and the stakes are high for whichever woman he chooses as his running mate.


Why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be a disastrous duo in the year of George Floyd

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:08

Why Joe Biden and Kamala Harris would be a disastrous duo in the year of George FloydThe theme of this rotten year is racial justice. America needs a fix to our criminal justice system, not a reminder of just how broken it really is.


Trump says he is considering the ‘great battlefield’ at Gettysburg for his convention speech

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 15:07

Trump says he is considering the ‘great battlefield’ at Gettysburg for his convention speechPresident Trump tweeted on Monday that he is choosing between two locations, Gettysburg, Penn. and the White House, for his speech accepting the Republican nomination, scheduled for the night of Aug. 27.


A man in Washington was arrested after being accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran's jaw during a dispute over wearing face masks

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:53

A man in Washington was arrested after being accused of breaking a 72-year-old veteran's jaw during a dispute over wearing face masksCody Hansen, 35, was arrested in Spokane, Washington, on Saturday after police in Kent, Washington, said he attacked a man in a hotel lobby.


An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller is suing Elon Musk, alleging he defamed him by saying the Tesla short 'almost killed' Tesla employees

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:52

An outspoken Tesla critic and short-seller is suing Elon Musk, alleging he defamed him by saying the Tesla short 'almost killed' Tesla employeesTesla eventually dropped the suit when it was unwilling to provide evidence that Hothi had been harassing its employees.


These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:49

These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 testStates are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.


A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers as employees, not contractors

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:49

A California judge ruled that Uber and Lyft have to classify their drivers as employees, not contractorsUber and Lyft are expected to appeal Monday's ruling, and have argued that reclassifying drivers as employees could wreak havoc on their businesses.


Senate cafeteria workers reportedly face layoffs if Congressional stalemate continues

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:46

Senate cafeteria workers reportedly face layoffs if Congressional stalemate continuesUp to 80 people who are part of the Senate cafeteria staff in the capitol could face layoffs by October if Congress can't emerge from its coronavirus relief deadlock, CNN reports.The company that employs the workers, Restaurant Associates, did not confirm the number, but did not deny issuing warnings of potential layoffs, which are the result of having to close some of its restaurants because of the pandemic.Senators told CNN they believe they will pass a bill that will fund the Architect of the Capitol — the federal agency that oversees the day-to-day function of the Capitol and has a private contract with Restaurant Associates — in time, allowing employees to continue to receive their paychecks, like the CARES Act did.Lawmakers said they were committed to protecting the workers' jobs, although Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blamed Restaurant Associates, which he said "has been a problem to deal with," rather than his colleagues for the layoffs threat. As Murphy sees it, the company is simply trying "get more money out of the Architect of the Capitol," which he said could mean it's "time to find a vendor that's not going to use the threats of layoffs as a cajole to try to get more money." Read more at CNN.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump's impotent tyranny QAnon goes mainstream EPA expected to soon announce rollback on methane regulations


Schumer says Democrats ready for coronavirus aid talks, if Republicans move

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:22

Schumer says Democrats ready for coronavirus aid talks, if Republicans moveU.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats are ready to return to the negotiating table over coronavirus relief, if Republicans would agree to a larger bill than they have been willing to accept up to now. Last week, Schumer used similar language to urge White House negotiators to agree to a legislative package at least $1 trillion larger than the $1 trillion bill that Senate Republicans have already proposed.


Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footage

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:17

Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footageThe Washington, D.C., police union said on Monday it asked a court to block the mandatory release of body camera footage and names of police officers involved in shootings. The federal district passed a police reform law in July after weeks of protests in the nation's capital and across the globe against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by the killing of African-American George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.


Georgia governor: School openings going well except photos of crowded hallways

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:53

 School openings going well except photos of crowded hallwaysPhotos shared widely on social media last week showed hallways packed shoulder to shoulder at a school northwest of Atlanta.


Pakistan rolls back social distancing restrictions as virus counts drop

Yahoo News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:39

Pakistan rolls back social distancing restrictions as virus counts dropPakistanis flocked to gyms, salons and restaurants that opened on Monday for the first time in five months after being shut to stop the spread of the coronavirus. On Sunday, Pakistan recorded 539 new infections and 15 deaths. “Thank God, the government has allowed dine-in; we were managing through take-away, but now business will improve,” said Sher Khan, owner of a tea stall in a bustling area of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city.


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