10 minutes ago | KRON4Destructive TikTok challenge targets schools
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10 minutes ago | KRON4Reducing gun violence and boosting mental health in San Jose
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42 minutes ago | KRON4San Jose official works to reduce gun violence, boost mental health measures
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A San Jose city leader proposes boosting mental health measures to prevent mass shootings. The changes follow the VTA rail yard shooting in May where nine people were killed by a disgruntled worker. The plan put forth by San Jose City Councilmember Raul Peralez centers around evaluating workplace culture and preventing gun violence. The city has suffered through recent trauma following mass shootings at the VTA railyard and the Gilroy Garlic Festival — Peralez is hoping to help the community work through tragic events like these.Michael Rudometkin was one of nine VTA employees killed in that shooting. He was a close friend of Peralez.“Mass casualty incidents, active shooter incidents, they do generate a lot of public attention but when you look closer at gun violence you see some other trends emerging,” Peralez said.
53 minutes ago | CNNCovid-19 vaccine boosters can begin for older, higher-risk people in the US
(CNN)Following days of lengthy debate among vaccine experts, booster shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can now be officially administered to some adults in the United States.Early Friday morning, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky diverged from the agency's independent vaccine advisers to recommend boosters for a broader group of people -- those ages 18 to 64 who are at increased risk of Covid-19 because of their workplaces or institutional settings -- in addition to older adults, long-term care facility residents and some people with underlying health conditions.The CDC recommendation includes the recommendations made by its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Thursday, when it voted to recommend boosters for people age 65 and older and residents of long-term care facilities who received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine series at least 6 months ago, and people ages 50 to 64 with underlying medical conditions.
57 minutes ago | KRON4Dine & Dish: Bay Area Latin Cuisine
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than with good food and drink? Tonight on Dine and Dish, we sample a wide range of delicious Latin cuisine across the Bay. We take you from Mexico City to Barcelona and even Havana – all in our own backyard.Everywhere you go around the Bay, there are a number of delicious ways to celebrate the culture and cuisine of Hispanic Heritage Month.
59 minutes ago | CNNTaiwan says China is a 'bully' after one of the largest PLA warplane incursions yet
Taipei, Taiwan (CNN)Taiwan on Thursday accused China of "bullying" after Beijing sent a total of 24 warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the third-largest incursion in the past two years of heightened tensions between Beijing and Taipei.The People's Liberation Army (PLA) aircraft, including bombers, fighter jets, anti-submarine planes and airborne early warning and control planes, entered Taiwan's ADIZ in two groups -- one of 19 planes and a second cohort of five jets that came later in the day.A map released by Taiwan's Defense Ministry showed some Chinese aircraft, including H-6 bombers, flying around the southern part of Taiwan, and angling up to the island's east.In response, the ministry said radio warnings were issued and air defense missile systems were deployed to monitor the activity.
1 hour ago | USA TodayCDC endorses COVID-19 vaccine boosters for people 65 and older, high-risk patients
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older and high-risk Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19.CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisers hours after the advisers said boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems. The extra dose would be given once they are at least six months past their last Pfizer shot.But Walensky decided to make one recommendation that the panel had rejected.The panel on Thursday voted against saying that people can get a booster if they are 18 to 64 years of age, are healthcare workers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus.
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1 hour ago | ABC NewsHaitians see history of racist policies in migrant treatment
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1 hour ago | USA TodayHand count in Arizona affirms Biden defeated Trump in 2020 election, audit draft report says
PHOENIX — A monthslong hand recount of the count in Arizona's largest county once again confirmed President Joe Biden won the 2020 election and the race was not “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, according to early versions of a report prepared for the Arizona Senate.The three-volume report by the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate’s lead contractor, that examined Maricopa County’s 2020 vote includes results that show Trump lost by a wider margin than the county’s official election results. The data in the report also confirms that U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly won in the county.The official results are set to be presented to the state Senate at 1 p.m. Friday. Several versions of the draft report, titled “Maricopa County Forensic Audit” by Cyber Ninjas, circulated prematurely on Wednesday and Thursday. Multiple versions were obtained by The Arizona Republic, part of the USA TODAY Network.
2 hours ago | NPRTaliban Official Says Strict Punishment And Executions Will Return
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out executions and amputations of hands, though perhaps not in public.In an interview with The Associated Press, Mullah Nooruddin Turabi dismissed outrage over the Taliban's executions in the past, which sometimes took place in front of crowds at a stadium, and he warned the world against interfering with Afghanistan's new rulers."Everyone criticized us for the punishments in the stadium, but we have never said anything about their laws and their punishments," Turabi told The Associated Press, speaking in Kabul. "No one will tell us what our laws should be. We will follow Islam and we will make our laws on the Quran."
2 hours ago | CNNAnalysis: Sham Arizona 2020 review blows open Trump's election lies -- but he's trying again in Texas
(CNN)Donald Trump's effort to destroy confidence in America's elections suffered a serious setback late Thursday after a draft of the sham review ordered by Arizona Republicans confirmed that he had lost to President Joe Biden in the state's critical Maricopa County. But the ex-President's relentless campaign of lies took on new life as he prompted Texas to review its own vote counts.Details of the partisan report in Arizona emerged hours before GOP members of the state Senate were due to present the findings of an "audit" that Trump supporters believed would back up his false claims of fraud in a state he lost to Biden last November. But the chairman of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors -- which ran the election and rejected Trump's claims -- said the report proved the election results were sound.
2 hours ago | KRON4CDC endorses COVID booster for millions of older Americans
(AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a major new phase in the U.S vaccination drive against COVID-19. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed off on a series of recommendations from a panel of advisers late Thursday. The advisers said boosters should be offered to people 65 and older, nursing home residents and those ages 50 to 64 who have risky underlying health problems. The extra dose would be given once they are at least six months past their last Pfizer shot.However, Walensky decided to make one recommendation that the panel had rejected.The panel on Thursday voted against saying that people can get a booster if they are ages 18 to 64 years and are healthcare workers or have another job that puts them at increased risk of being exposed to the virus.
2 hours ago | USA TodayTexas launches forensic audit of 2020 election results in 4 counties after Trump request
AUSTIN, Texas — Officials in the Texas secretary of state's office are conducting a "full and comprehensive forensic audit" of 2020 general election results in four of the state's largest counties: Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Collin.The agency announced the audit late Thursday, hours after former President Donald Trump asked Gov. Greg Abbott to add an election audit bill to the agenda for the current special legislative session.A statement from the agency did not explain what prompted the need for an audit. State elections officials told lawmakers earlier this year that the 2020 election was "smooth and secure" and data shows that voter fraud is rare in the state.In his letter to Abbott, Trump repeated the same inaccurate claims about the 2020 general election results that he has advanced since he lost his reelection bid. He continues to falsely claim that the election was stolen from him, despite an investigation by his own Department of Justice that determined that there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud during the election.
2 hours ago | CBSBiden won Arizona in 2020, draft of report on GOP-ordered review shows
A lengthy hand recount of ballots conducted as part of the Arizona GOP-led Senate's review of Maricopa County's 2020 ballots and election equipment affirmed the results certified nearly 10 months ago: President Joe Biden won Arizona. That outcome appears in a draft copy of the report about the ballot review, which was obtained by CBS News Thursday night via a public records request with the Arizona Secretary of State's office.According to the draft, Mr. Biden's approximately 45,000-vote victory in the state's most populous county even expanded by a few hundred votes. The report surfaced less than 24 hours before the Arizona Senate is set to go over the report with the contractors, led by cybersecurity firm Cyber Ninjas, who were hired to conduct the review. Republican Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has not responded to a request for comment. An audit spokeswoman noted that more of the report will be released Friday. A separate audit spokesman told KJZZ, which posted similar documents of the draft report, that "it's not the final report, but it's close."
2 hours ago | KRON4San Jose public safety unions pushing back on vaccine mandate
The deadline looms for all city employees to be vaccinated or face consequences that could include termination in the city of San Jose.
2 hours ago | CNNThe draft report ordered by state Senate Republicans found a vote count nearly identical to what Maricopa County had previously reported
(CNN)The partisan review of Maricopa County's 2.1 million ballots cast in the 2020 election found a vote count nearly identical to what the county had previously reported, a draft report detailing its findings shows.The state Senate Republicans who seized on former President Donald Trump's lies about widespread election fraud and ordered up the report and Cyber Ninjas, the inexperienced company hired to conduct it, are set to detail their findings in a public presentation Friday.The draft report emerged Thursday night, and audit spokesman Randy Pullen confirmed its validity to KJZZ Phoenix. "It's not the final report, but it's close," he said.The draft report shows that the hand recount found that President Joe Biden received 99 more votes than Maricopa County had reported after November's election, while former President Donald Trump received 261 fewer votes than the county reported.
2 hours ago | KRON4Rate of unruly passenger incidents on flights drops: FAA
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Since the Federal Aviation Administration launched its Zero Tolerance policy, the rate of unruly passenger incidents on flights has decreased. According to the FAA, the amount of incidents has dropped about 50%, but they say, “these rates are still too high.”In 2021, there have been: In January, the FAA Administrator signed an order for stricter enforcement when a passenger becomes unruly.
2 hours ago | CNNPockets of low vaccine uptake remain in Europe
(CNN)Most European countries have Covid-19 vaccination rates that would be the envy of much of the world. But even here, hesitancy in certain areas is causing governments to take action -- or risk stalling their efforts to control the spread of the virus.The highly transmissible Delta variant and concerns that winter in the northern hemisphere could bring a bad flu season have increased the urgency for authorities to boost vaccine uptake.Reasons for hesitancy are varied. Some people believe they are fit, healthy and young, so getting vaccinated is not a priority. Some found it too complicated to book a vaccine so gave up. And some simply distrust their government to the extent that they've become susceptible to misinformation.
2 hours ago | CNNOpinion: What Dems in Congress don't get
Frida Ghitis, (@fridaghitis) a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent opinion contributor to CNN, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN)There's a jarring disconnect between the political contest among Democrats in Washington, DC, and the reality of the danger faced by the country. It's a perplexing spectacle that undoubtedly pleases most Republicans -- especially Trump supporters -- and leaves many Democrats increasingly anxious.While former President Donald Trump and his backers continue their dangerous maneuvers in an effort to retake power, Democrats in Congress are battling over the size of President Joe Biden's signature campaign promise, a major infrastructure plan, and somehow fighting like it's 1999.
2 hours ago | NewsweekEx-Trump Attorney Asks Court to Reduce City's Bill for Election Fraud Cases
Sidney Powell, a former attorney for the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump, has asked a federal court to reduce the legal fees sought by the city of Detroit for contesting her bogus election fraud court cases.The city of Detroit is seeking $182,193.75 in attorneys' fees from Powell and her team for litigating a case alleging voter fraud during Michigan's 2020 presidential elections. The fraud case was dismissed, and Powell's appeal and subsequent petition to the U.S. Supreme Court were both denied.Now, Powell's legal representatives have asked a federal district court to reduce the city's sought-after fees to $21,964.75. The amount matches the amount sought by Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for legal fees associated with the same fraud cases filed by Powell and her team.
2 hours ago | CNNSleeping Beauty's forest is dying
Reinhardswald, Germany (CNN)Gazing out from the rocky ledge of Sleeping Beauty's castle in central Germany, the countryside below stretches out in a patchwork of light and dark green forests before stopping dead. At the heart of this lush landscape sits a swath of dry, bare earth. The ground is empty, save for a few ghostly white trunks pointing skywards. Viewed up close, this scene in the Reinhardswald nature park is equally desolate. Brittle sticks crunch underfoot and tree stumps dot the empty landscape, which stretches over some 50 acres. The spruce trees that once stood here have been killed by a bark beetle infestation. The insects thrive in the warmer and drier weather conditions that occur more frequently because of climate change.
3 hours ago | USA Today'This show is officially disturbing': Baby debuts on 'Masked Singer,' two more stars revealed
Spoiler alert! The following contains details from the Sept. 23 episode of Fox's "The Masked Singer," including the identities of the unmasked celebrities."The Masked Singer" is back at it. The in-costume singing competition signed off from its season opener Wednesday with a cliffhanger: Mother Nature was eliminated but their real identity wtihheld. The two-night premiere resumed Thursday, finally unearthing the star under the mask.Host Nick Cannon said he knew the person portraying Mother Nature, but we were shocked to find out it was the one and only actress Vivica A. Fox. Tonight we said so long to Mother Nature, but said hello to two new contestants, wildcards fighting for a spot in Group A: Hamster and Baby, the latter whose costume caused some waves.
3 hours ago | USA Today'It's deeply frustrating': Emmys producers react to Seth Rogen's COVID protocol jokes at show
If the Emmys were designed to transport viewers from the pandemic for a few carefree hours, Seth Rogen wasn't playing along. The comedic writer and actor, making the night's first awards presentation, questioned whether an event that touted its COVID-19 protocols was living up to its promises. Before presenting the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series to winner and "Ted Lasso" star Hannah Waddingham, Rogen offered up some jokes, but they sounded more like a complaint."They said this was outdoors. It's not. They lied to us. We're in a hermetically sealed tent right now. I would not have come to this," Rogen deadpanned to the audience gathered in what Emmys organizers described as "a fully air-conditioned tent (that) will allow for more socially-distanced audience seating."
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