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New York City children get to go back to school

Temperature checks and even some rapid Covid-19 testing machines will join children with backpacks that seem way too large for them as trappings of the first day of school in New York City on Tuesday. The nation’s largest school district is opening classroom doors for students in elementary schools, as well as continuing to offer…

‘Wouldn’t give to a dog to chew’: Tennis players complain about new balls at French Open

New balls please! It’s proving to be a French Open like no other. Played in autumn rather than summer, some players have been complaining about the cold weather and the tournament’s switch from Babolat to Wilson balls. “The ball is completely different,” defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal told reporters last week. “The ball is super…

The US ranks at the top of the world’s coronavirus death toll of more than 1 million

The global Covid-19 death toll has crossed one million — and the United States accounts for more than 20%. It took less than eight months to go from the first reported coronavirus-related death in Wuhan, China, on January 9 to a global death toll of 1,001,800 on early Tuesday morning, according to data from Johns…

Resident describes giant chunks of ash falling across the Bay Area

Residents in northern California are dealing with more than just smoke from deadly wildfires in the area, with pictures showing shockingly large chunks of ash that have fallen. Santa Rosa resident Morgan Balaei told CNN Monday she has seen at least two large pieces of ash fall from the sky over her neighborhood in California.…

Governor declares state of emergency as Zogg and Glass wildfires race through California

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency Monday night after wildfires tore through Napa, Sonoma and Shasta counties, killing at least three people and forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. The fast moving Zogg Fire, burning near Redding, has scorched more than 30,000 acres since igniting Sunday afternoon. Newsom cautioned that…

Puberty in a pandemic? It’s not all bad news, experts say

For many, the pandemic has scrambled any sense of passing time. Parents and pediatricians know better: Babies turn into toddlers, who turn into elementary school students, who eventually hit puberty. Kids grow up no matter what happens in the outside world. “I have a number of patients who have gotten their periods since the pandemic…

Dentists are seeing more cracked teeth. Pandemic stress is to blame

Shingles, maskne, migraines and quarantine fatigue: The stress of the pandemic has manifested in a variety of physical ailments. The latest evidence of this is a rise in cracked teeth. “We have seen an increasing amount of fractured teeth in probably the past six months,” said Dr. Paul Koshgerian, an oral surgeon with The Oral…

Multiple people dead after shots were fired in Oregon hostage situation

Multiple people died during a hostage situation that unfolded in Salem, Oregon, Monday afternoon, officials said. Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible hostage situation on Juneva Place SE around 12:30 p.m., according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office. Salem is about 45 miles southwest…

Rapper Lil Yachty arrested after driving over 150 mph on Atlanta highway, police say

Rapper Lil Yachty was arrested and charged with reckless driving and speeding after police say he was driving over 150 mph on an Atlanta highway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. The incident took place September 21 when a GSP officer saw a white 2020 Ferrari F8 speeding northbound on Interstate 75. The officer followed…

Collins and Gideon spar over Supreme Court and coronavirus in Maine Senate debate

Republican Sen. Susan Collins delivered a dire message in her debate on Monday night, as she sought to remind Mainers of all that she’s done for them with her power in Washington: “Don’t buy the lies you see on TV.” The remark was an acknowledgment that her race has become the subject of national forces…

Revelations on Trump’s tax returns stoke long-held national security concerns

The likelihood that President Donald Trump personally owes unknown creditors hundreds of millions of dollars has raised concerns about how the President’s financial entanglements could influence his national security decisions, former officials and experts say. It also highlights how if were Trump not the President, a role that grants him access to the country’s most…

Kentucky AG says he will comply with judge’s order to release grand jury transcript

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has refused to release grand jury transcripts related to the Breonna Taylor case despite growing public calls to do so by the Louisville mayor, the Kentucky governor, and Taylor’s family’s attorneys. But that all changed late Monday evening when Cameron announced he would comply with a judge’s ruling ordering a…

Police broke up a massive party of more than 1,000 people near Florida State University

Florida is opening up and its students are itching to party. Police officers in Tallahassee, home of Florida State University’s sprawling campus, responded to more than a dozen calls for in reference to large crowds last weekend, according to a statement from the Tallahassee Police Department. One gathering at an off-campus apartment complex on Dixie…

Trump looking for 11th-hour reset but mostly shuns debate prep

Clubby reinforcements have been summoned. A stack of flashcards — question on front, response on back — is at the ready. A binder has been dutifully collated. Whether any of that helps President Donald Trump deliver a winning debate performance on Tuesday remains to be seen. Heading into this year’s inaugural general election showdown, Trump…

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