Month: November 2022

This admin does not understand how to make an economy work: Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Republicans opposing McCarthy say they are determined to sink his speakership bid if demands not met

House Republicans opposing Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s endangered bid for speaker say he’s not agreeing to their demands, which include significant changes in how the GOP conference operates and major spending cuts.  They say they’re prepared to vote against his candidacy for speaker on the House floor on Jan. 3 if McCarthy, R-Calif., doesn’t cede …

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December Google Play System Updates: Digital Driver's License

December Google Play System Updates: Digital Driver’s License

Google’s Play system updates in December are preparing a beta test to keep a digital driver’s license in your Android phone’s Wallet app while preparing next year’s Pixel tablet. Google rolls out monthly Android security updates to protect your phone and bring new features, but that’s not the only way to make improvements. Lately, Google …

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NJ reports 1,844 COVID cases, 19 deaths.  The transmission rate remains below the key reference.

NJ reports 1,844 COVID cases, 19 deaths. The transmission rate remains below the key reference.

New Jersey health officials reported another 1,844 COVID-19 cases and 19 confirmed deaths on Wednesday, as the transmission rate continues to remain below its key benchmark. The statewide transmission rate is 0.88 on Wednesday. A transmission rate of less than 1 indicates that the epidemic is in decline, since each new case results in less …

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Feds grant $75 million to move 3 Native tribes away from rising seas

Feds grant $75 million to move 3 Native tribes away from rising seas

Schoolchildren walk beside severe erosion of the permafrost tundra next to their school at the climate change affected Yupik Eskimo village of Napakiak on the Yukon Delta in Alaska on April 18, 2019. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images The Department of the Interior under the Biden administration is providing three Native American tribes …

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Nintendo shuts down fighting game championship Smash World Tour

Nintendo shuts down fighting game championship Smash World Tour

Smash World Tour organizers have announced their 2022 Championship Tournament and their 2023 series of events have been canceled following notice from Nintendo that they can no longer hold their tournament. “It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we must announce that the upcoming Smash World Championships, as well as the 2023 Smash World …

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Chicago COVID IDPH numbers: 1,068 new COVID 19 cases in Illinois, zero new deaths;  experts encourage booster shot, flu vaccine

IDPH COVID Numbers Chicago: 5,724 new cases of COVID 19 in Illinois, 16 new deaths; experts encourage booster shot, flu vaccine

CHICAGO (WLS) — Illinois reported 5,724 new COVID cases and 16 new deaths on Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said “daily deaths reported on weekends and early in the week may be low” and “those deaths will be captured in the following days.” SEE ALSO | Another round of COVID relief is offered …

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Well-known town official kills domestic partner, then himself at home in New London

Well-known town official kills domestic partner, then himself at home in New London

Published: 11/30/2022 3:16:11 PM A 78-year-old man shot and killed his domestic partner inside their New London home and then killed himself, state officials announced Wednesday. Douglas Lyon called police to the Shaker Street home at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived they found Lyon deceased outside the residence. Inside, police found the body of …

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Dispatchers get accidental 911 calls from skiers because of iPhone crash tech

Dispatchers get accidental 911 calls from skiers because of iPhone crash tech

Estimated reading time: 2-3 minutes PARK CITY – New crash technology can prompt iPhones to dial 911, even if the user doesn’t need help. Summit County dispatchers are seeing an increase in accidental emergency calls from skiers. The technology is designed to detect serious car accidents, but it is often accidentally activated at ski resorts. …

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Covid evolution wipes out another antibody treatment

Covid evolution wipes out another antibody treatment

JThe Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday ended its emergency authorization for the only remaining Covid-19 antibody therapy authorized for use, saying variants that render it ineffective are now dominant in the United States. The news about bebtelovimab formalizes what has been anticipated for several weeks, as the Omicron BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 sublines experience increasing …

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Why Macron? Biden state dinner highlights France's U.S. appeal

Why Macron? Biden state dinner highlights France’s U.S. appeal

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s welcoming of French President Emmanuel Macron at the first White House state visit on Thursday since the U.S. Democrat took power in early 2021, is being celebrated by officials from both countries as a recognition of France’s status as America’s oldest ally. The visit also highlights the …

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