2 RI Men Fined For Setting Off Distress Flares To Celebrate Friend’s Wedding, Prompting Coast Guard Search

BLOCK ISLAND (CBS) — Two Rhode Island men have reached a settlement with the government over a needless Coast Guard off Block Island. According to the Acting United States Attorney of Rhode Island, the men set off three flares to celebrate a friend’s wedding on June 6, 2020. They videotaped the event and posted it… Continue reading 2 RI Men Fined For Setting Off Distress Flares To Celebrate Friend’s Wedding, Prompting Coast Guard Search

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Ritzer Family To Speak Against Bill That Would End Life Without Parole Sentences In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) – The family of murdered Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer planned to testify Tuesday against a bill that would end life without parole sentences in Massachusetts for people found guilty of first degree murder. Virtual testimony was being held Tuesday before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Judiciary. If passed, the bill… Continue reading Ritzer Family To Speak Against Bill That Would End Life Without Parole Sentences In Massachusetts

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AstraZeneca asks FDA to authorize COVID antibody treatment

AstraZeneca, the drugmaker that developed one of the first COVID-19 vaccines, has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the emergency use of a first-of-a-kind antibody treatment to prevent the disease. The Anglo-Swedish company said Tuesday that the treatment, known as AZD7442, would be the first long-acting antibody combination to receive an emergency… Continue reading AstraZeneca asks FDA to authorize COVID antibody treatment

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Election agency says powerless after Quebec City municipal party calls Islam ‘cancer’

A fringe Quebec City municipal party’s platform describes Islam as a “cancer,” and the province’s elections commission says it doesn’t have the power to do anything about it. Quebec will hold provincewide municipal elections on Nov. 7. Elections Quebec, the agency that is overseeing the campaigns across the province, said Monday there is no Quebec… Continue reading Election agency says powerless after Quebec City municipal party calls Islam ‘cancer’

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Pritzker Credits ‘Skills For Chicagoland’s Future’ With Helping City Create Diverse, Qualified Workforce

CHICAGO (CBS)– Governor JB Pritzker thanks “Skills For Chicagoland’s Future” for helping Chicagoans learn new talents to meet employer’s needs. “You have proved how hiring with an eye towards equity can make all the difference,” Pritzker said. “Offering on the ground resources in Black and brown communities that have faced historic investment. Your success is… Continue reading Pritzker Credits ‘Skills For Chicagoland’s Future’ With Helping City Create Diverse, Qualified Workforce

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‘Mortified’ Foxx Accuses Lightfoot Of Spreading False Narrative On Lack Of Charges In West Side Shootout; ‘What She Did Yesterday Was Inappropriate’

CHICAGO (CBS) — A war of words between Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and Mayor Lori Lightfoot escalated on Tuesday, a day after the mayor called for charges in a shootout in the North Austin neighborhood, saying there is video evidence and officers who witnessed the crime. However, Foxx on Tuesday reiterated that there… Continue reading ‘Mortified’ Foxx Accuses Lightfoot Of Spreading False Narrative On Lack Of Charges In West Side Shootout; ‘What She Did Yesterday Was Inappropriate’

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Connecticut Off Chicago Travel Advisory, 47 States Remain

CHICAGO (CBS) — Connecticut now joins California as areas off the Chicago Travel Advisory list. According to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) three territories remain.   Last week, no new states were added or taken off the Chicago COVID-19 Travel Advisory. Two weeks ago, California and Puerto Rico were the two places taken… Continue reading Connecticut Off Chicago Travel Advisory, 47 States Remain

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Missouri preparing for execution of Ernest Johnson

Last-minute court intervention on Tuesday was the last obstacle to the execution of Ernest Johnson, a Missouri man convicted of killing three convenience store workers during a closing-time robbery nearly 28 years ago. Johnson, 61, was scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening at the state prison in Bonne Terre, about 50 miles (80 kilometers)… Continue reading Missouri preparing for execution of Ernest Johnson

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Joe West named home plate umpire for Cardinals-Dodgers wild card game

NEW YORK (AP) — Umpire Joe West will call balls and strikes for the NL wild-card game and Mark Carlson will be the home plate umpire for the AL wild-card game. Ted Barrett, Tom Hallion, Sam Holbrook, and Alfonso Marquez will be crew chiefs for the Division Series. In May, West broke Bill Klem’s record… Continue reading Joe West named home plate umpire for Cardinals-Dodgers wild card game

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Listen: 911 call from man who says he spoke to Brian Laundrie along Appalachian Trail

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — It’s been nearly three weeks since Gabby Petito’s fiancé Brian Laundrie was reportedly last seen leaving home to go hiking in the Carlton Reserve in Sarasota County, Florida. Law enforcement and others have searched countless hours for him in the Sarasota County area, but in a newly released 911 call, an… Continue reading Listen: 911 call from man who says he spoke to Brian Laundrie along Appalachian Trail

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