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Lockdown lifted at high school in San Ramon following ‘threat of violence’
Police activity was reported at a high school in San Ramon Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.
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Sharks' Evander Kane faces sexual assault, domestic violence allegations
San Jose Sharks' star Evander Kane is facing a new set of allegations.
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Man, daughter refused service at store due to no-mask policy
Bridgette Bjorlo reports
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East Bay middle school renamed after Betty Soskin on her 100th birthday
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – It was a historic honor today for a national treasure, Betty Soskin. She’s the oldest active ranger in the National Park Service. Soskin leads tours and public programs at Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond, and today she celebrated her 100th birthday in a very special way. Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante is now Betty Reid Soskin Middle School.The West Contra Costa County school district unanimously voted to rename the school back in June following an 8-month process that involved community meetings and surveys.School officials are grateful for her service. “You’ve done things that most of us have only read about in books. That’s time well spent. And so I want to say thank you, not just for the time that you’ve been on this earth, but thank you for spending that time wisely. Thank you for spending that in service to others,” said West Contra Costa County School Board President Mister Phillips.
12 minutes ago | Politico
Germany’s Teflon candidate
The German finance minister’s fingerprints are on some huge scandals. Why don’t voters care?
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California man, daughter refused service at store due to no-mask policy
ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — An Elk Grove father said he and his 8-year-old daughter were denied service for refusing to take off their face masks. Richard Hart and his daughter were at Gold, Currency and Collectibles as a reward for her good grades. “She was really excited, made really good grades on both of her reports, and before I could say a word she said, ‘Can we go to the coin store today?” Hart told FOX40. But as they walked into the store on Elk Grove Boulevard, the sign outside made them pause: No masks allowed. They decided to still go inside the store. “I asked the owner, ‘Can she potentially keep her mask on?’ And without missing a beat, he said, ‘No. There are no masks here. Either both of you remove your masks or you leave my store,’” Hart said. His 8-year-old daughter was also told to take her mask off.
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Raiders kicker earns NFL honors
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas Raiders accurate kicker, Daniel Carlson was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the week for the second week of the season. The former All-American from Auburn University kicked four field goals in the Raiders 26-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.“(Kicking is) definitely a very different position,” said Carlson. “It’s almost like golfers out on the football field. It’s more of a mental sport for us a lot of times than it is physical. For me it’s something where experience has paid off.”The 26-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo. is in rare air when it comes to accuracy. He’s made 29 of his last 31 kicks. No one is happier to give Oakland Colesium’s baseball infield dirt the boot.“Oakland, it was obviously a really cool experience,” said Carlson. “Getting to close out that chapter, play on that baseball field and getting to experience that. As a kicker, like many other positions we like to play on the perfect grass that we have.”
32 minutes ago | Politico
Biden to tap Wall Street critic Omarova as top bank cop
President Joe Biden is poised to nominate Cornell Law School Professor Saule Omarova to a top job overseeing the nation’s banks, according to a person familiar with the matter, handing a win to advocates for stricter financial rules.As comptroller of the currency, Omarova would be responsible for policing the activities of the U.S.'s largest banks as the head of a key financial regulator. She would also set rules affecting the operations of upstart financial technology companies and cryptocurrency firms.In her academic work, Omarova has long called for the government to play a more expansive role in providing financial services, questioning whether traditional lenders and their newer competitors are adequately serving the needs of Americans.Omarova has written in favor of restructuring the Federal Reserve and recommended that it provide bank accounts for consumers, which she has argued would make the financial system “less complex, more stable and more efficient in serving the long-term needs of the American people.” That view is likely to make her nomination controversial, particularly for Senate Republicans.
1 hour ago | The Hill
Florida makes quarantine optional for students exposed to COVID-19
Florida's newly appointed surgeon general signed new protocols on Wednesday allowing parents to decide whether or not to quarantine their children or send them to school after being exposed to someone with COVID-19.Joseph Ladapo, who was sworn in on Tuesday, got rid of a previous rule that required students to quarantine at home for at least four days if they were exposed to someone with COVID-19, .Under his new rules, students may continue attending school in-person “without restrictions or disparate treatment,” as long as they are asymptomatic.“Quarantining healthy students is incredibly damaging for their educational advancement,” Florida Gov. said on Wednesday. "It’s also disruptive for families. We are going to be following a symptoms-based approach.”Andrew Spar, president of the Florida Education Association, spoke out against the state's new rules, the AP reported.
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Mormon church to require masks in temples amid COVID surge
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday that masks will be required inside temples to limit the spread of COVID-19.Church leaders said in a statement that masks will be required temporarily in an effort to keep temples open. The message was the latest in a series of statements from church leaders encouraging masking and vaccination efforts against COVID-19.“As cases of COVID-19 increase in many areas, we want to do everything possible to allow temples to remain open,” the church said in a statement. “Therefore, effective immediately, all temple patrons and workers are asked to wear face masks at all times while in the temple.”In Utah, where the church is based, a summer surge of the virus among unvaccinated residents has continued to grow while vaccination rates have slightly increased.
1 hour ago | USA Today
'The Masked Singer' premiere: Not one, but two challengers are axed. See the firsts to go
Spoiler alert! The following contains details from the Sept. 22 premiere of Fox's "The Masked Singer," including the evening's double-elimination.Finally, a masks debate that isn't political. With the return of "The Masked Singer" (Fox, Wednesdays at 8 EDT/PDT) private eyes of the interwebs can get back to combing clues to solve the mystery of the cloaked contestants.Of course, viewers aren't alone in their quest. They're along for the ride with the show's in-house investigators: actor/comedian Ken Jeong, Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger, singer Robin Thicke and media personality Jenny McCarthy, who proudly showed off her pair of Golden Ear trophies awarded to the panelist with the most spot-on first impression guesses. (McCarthy also has something else on her fellow panelists: a special relationship with one of this season's contestants. Apparently one of the challengers has made out with the former "Singled Out" co-host.)
1 hour ago | TIME Magazine
Biden Administration Grapples With How to Send Aid to Afghanistan Without Supporting the Taliban
When President Joe Biden stood in front of the iconic green marble and gold foil backdrop to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, he declared that the U.S. had ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan and opened a new era of “relentless diplomacy, of using the power of our development aid to invest in new ways of lifting people up around the world.”That new era has gotten off to a rocky start.Afghanistan desperately needs U.S. and international development aid. But providing aid to the country while the Taliban is in control raises concerns about how the money will be used and whether it will prop up a brutal regime the U.S. has long criticized and, until recently, fought against. The Biden Administration is moving forward with funding aid for Afghanistan, vowing to deliver $64 million in new aid to Afghanistan through the U.N. and aid organizations. But at the same time, it has frozen some $7 billion of Afghanistan’s central bank reserves held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York until the Taliban shows it will abide by commitments to the U.S. government. And some Taliban leaders are designated global terrorists and subject to sanctions, like Afghanistan’s new interior minister in charge of police and security, Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list.
1 hour ago | Newsweek
Gabby Petito's Family Demands Laundrie's Lawyer Stop Using Her Image
The parents of Gabby Petito have demanded that Steven Bertolino, the lawyer of their deceased daughter's fiancé Brian Laundrie, stop using Petito's image to drum up business for his law practice.In a September 22 letter sent by Richard B. Stafford, the Petito family's lawyer, Stafford wrote Bertolino, "The Petito and Schmidt family are demanding that you remove Gabby Petito's picture from your Yelp page."The letter said that the Petito family tried to remove their daughter's picture from Bertolino's Yelp page, but were informed that only the business owner can add or remove pictures."Furthermore," the letter continued, "the Petito and Schmidt family demand that you cease and desist posting pictures of Gabby Petito to any and all of your social media pages, web pages or advertisements in an effort to gain business."
1 hour ago | Politico
Former Defense Secretary Mattis testifies in Holmes fraud trial
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis testified Wednesday in the trial of fallen tech star Elizabeth Holmes, saying the entrepreneur misled him into believing she was on the verge of rolling out a blood-testing breakthrough that he hoped would help save lives of troops in battle.Mattis’ appearance came during the sixth day of a high-profile trial in San Jose, California. The U.S. government alleges that Holmes duped sophisticated investors, patients and customers into believing that her startup, Theranos, had developed a technology that could scan for an array of potential health problems with just a few drops of blood. Existing tests generally each require a vial of blood.During more than three hours of maskless testimony delivered behind plexiglass, Mattis recalled how impressed he was with Holmes when he first met her in 2011 while still serving a four-star general in the Marine Corps, where he oversaw U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2 hours ago | CNN
FDA will likely extend booster authorization to younger people
President Biden is convening a virtual Covid-19 summit with world leaders on the sidelines of the UN as the CDC's vaccine advisers meet to discuss booster doses for the US population.The US Food and Drug Administration is likely to extend emergency use authorization of a Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine booster to younger age groups as more data comes in, former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday.
2 hours ago | CBS
Facebook employees sound alarm over platform's use in developing nations, report says
Facebook employees have raised red flags internally about inappropriate use of the platform in some developing countries. According to documents obtained by The Wall Street Journal, employees found drug cartels were using the site to recruit hit men. Human traffickers were also reportedly using the site to lure women into dangerous situations. After employees flagged these incidents, the documents show Facebook did little to nothing at all. WSJ technology reporter Jeff Horwitz was one of the reporters on this investigation, and he joins CBSN's Lana Zak with his analysis. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.
2 hours ago | Newsweek
Judge Denies Suit by Creighton University Students Against Vaccine Mandate
A Nebraska trial court judge on Wednesday denied the petition for injunction filed by a group of Creighton University students suing their Catholic Jesuit university for refusing to grant them religious exemptions to the college's COVID-19 mandate.In the ruling, District Judge Marlon A. Polk of Douglas County noted that the plaintiffs' request for injunctive relief was based on a breach of contract theory. However, the ruling stated "to the extent that there was a contract between plaintiffs and defendant and without finding that such a contract existed, the Court finds that the plaintiffs' agreement to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once the FDA fully approved a COVID-19 vaccine became part of that contract."
2 hours ago | CBS
Florida lawmaker introduces abortion bill similar to Texas law
A Republican lawmaker in Florida has proposed a bill that would prevent physicians from performing most abortions after aroundsix weeks of pregnancy — before many women know they are pregnant. The bill, filed by state Representative Webster Barnaby, is similar to the controversial law recently enacted in Texas.Under the bill, anybody who successfully sues an abortion provider under the law would be entitled to collect at least $10,000, to be paid out by the offending physician. Similar to the Texas law, anybody other than state officials are empowered to sue suspected abortion providers and those who knowingly aid someone in seeking an abortion.Physicians can only be successfully sued once for each abortion they provide, meaning multiple parties would not be able to file separate lawsuits and collect monetary damages for the same procedure.
2 hours ago | CBS
Senate debates raising U.S. debt ceiling to prevent country going into default
The Senate is deadlocked in the debate over raising the debt ceiling. If the limit is not raised, the country risks going into default on its debt. Lawmakers on both sides agree the ceiling needs to be raised, and experts warn if it isn't, it could be catastrophic for the U.S. economy. CBS News reporter Sarah Ewall-Wice joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss what's at stake. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.
2 hours ago | Newsweek
Celebrities Mourn Film Pioneer Melvin Van Peebles, Dead at 89
Family, friends and fans mourned the passing of iconic filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles on Wednesday.Van Peebles, a beloved and influential figure in Black cinema, died at his New York City home on Tuesday night at the age of 89. Van Peebles rose to prominence by directing films like 1970's Watermelon Man and the 1971 "blaxploitation" classic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which he also wrote, produced and starred in.Celebrity fans and colleagues took to Twitter to pay tribute to Van Peebles shortly after news of his death emerged."We've lost another lion, the true revolutionary, an artistic gangsta, cultural disrupter who forever changed the game Rest n Peace Melvin Van Peebles," tweeted actor and comedian David Alan Grier.
2 hours ago | TIME Magazine
The FDA Authorized a Booster Shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—But Not For Everyone
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 22 authorized booster doses for certain people already vaccinated against COVID-19 but at high risk of infection, including those over age 65 and those who are more likely to get exposed to the disease, such as health care, frontline, emergency and transportation workers, among others. The booster authorization only applies to Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.“After considering the totality of the available scientific evidence and the deliberations of our advisory committee of independent, external experts, the FDA amended the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for a booster dose in certain populations such as health care workers, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others,” said Dr. Janet Woodcock, acting FDA commissioner in a statement announcing the FDA’s decision. “As we learn more about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines, including the use of a booster dose, we will continue to evaluate the rapidly changing science and keep the public informed.”
2 hours ago | NBC
What We Know So Far About The Gabby Petito Investigation
A massive manhunt is underway for Brian Laundrie, now a person of interest in the homicide investigation of his fiancé Gabby Petito. Newly-released police reports are shedding more light on the couple’s dispute while on their cross-country trip. 
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