Monthly Archives جولای 2020

McDougald looks to earn respect with Jets, not replace Adams

NEW YORK — Bradley McDougald was enjoying a meal while out with his family last Saturday when his phone rang.

He looked down, and it was Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider. The veteran safety suddenly got nervous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

‘œI thought I was in trouble,’� he said with a smile during a video call Friday. ‘œBut then I realized I hadn’t done anything, so then it was like, ‘˜OK, this is weird. You don’t really talk to the GM every day.’�

McDougald called Schneider back and received the stunning news: The Seahawks had just traded him, along with a 2021 first-roun...

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Hillside Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Chatsworth


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Firefighters from several agencies were battling a brush fire which broke out in the Box Canyon area west of Chatsworth Friday.

July 31, 2020. (CBSLA)

The half-acre Shirley Fire broke out a little before noon on a hillside in the 200 block of West Box Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire was burning uphill and was threatening at least one home. Box Canyon Road was closed in the area of Shirley Drive.

Because of the area the fire is burning in, along with LAFD, resources from L.A. County and Ventura County fire departments were also on scene.

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Illinois reports 1,941 more COVID-19 cases, 21 more deaths

Cases of COVID-19 spiked by 1,941 Friday and deaths from the respiratory disease rose by 21, the Illinois Department of Public Health reported.

That brings the caseload statewide to 178,837 and the total number of fatalities to 7,495.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

It’s the highest new infection count since May 24 when the tally was 2,508.

The seven-day average positivity rate ticked up to 3.9%, compared to 3.8% where it has rested since Monday.

It’s the 10th day in a row, daily cases surpassed 1,000. The daily average for July is 1,150 compared to 756 in June.

The number of people in Illinois ...

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LAPD Releases Bodycam Video Of Man Being Shot With Less-Lethal Munition During Fairfax Protests

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Officer bodycam video released Friday shows a man appearing to be struck in the head by a less-lethal projectile fired by Los Angeles police during the George Floyd protests in the Fairfax District earlier this summer.

LAPD bodycam video of a man with his hands up during a protest in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles on May 30, 2020, just prior to allegedly being struck by a less-lethal projectile from an LAPD police officer. (LAPD)

The incident occurred on May 30 at 7:09 p.m. at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Grove Drive.

In the over seven-minute video posted Friday, LAPD Capt. Gisselle Espinoza explains that protesters were throwing items such as rocks and frozen water bottles at the officers in the skirmish line...

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Lake Zurich man thought COVID-19 was a hoax, then he got it and needed new lungs

A Lake Zurich man who was one of the first COVID-19 patients in the nation to undergo a double-lung transplant thought the virus was a hoax until he contracted it.

“This disease is not a joke,” 62-year-old Brian Kuhns said during a news conference at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. “I was perfectly healthy. This thing took me down hard.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Kuhns appeared at the media event with fellow double-lung-transplant recipient Mayra Ramirez, a 28-year-old Chicagoan who was the first coronavirus patient to undergo the procedure.

Ramirez had the surgery at Northwestern M...

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‘We Know This Is A Recession, But We Don’t Want This To Go Into Depression Territory,’ Says Economics Professor

(CBSNewYork) — The COVID-19 pandemic rages on, and the economy is in a precarious place. What happens in the coming weeks and months will affect millions of people yet remains largely outside their control.

Almost halfway through the summer, as the pandemic wanes in many parts of Europe and Asia, the number of new cases in the U.S. has topped 50,000 almost every day in July. The domestic daily death count routinely exceeds 1,000. Many states are seeing near-record highs for infections. Hospitals across the country are stretched thin, even as proven methods to counter the virus, like masks and social distancing, remain political.

Lest we forget, summer was supposed to be the lull before the virus’s autumn resurgence.

With a public health crisis in full effect, the economy continues to...

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Barbering family moves into Naperville with newest shop

Joe Beardsley opened his shop in Naperville on his birthday this summer, doing what one does when his last name is Beardsley: cutting hair.

Beardsley is part of a family with at least 20 members in three generations all actively involved in barbering. They work at nine shops in three states, all tracing their lineage back to Beardsley’s grandfather, Lee Beardsley, and his father, Larry Beardsley. There are mainly men and some women among the barbers, with both in-laws and full-blooded Beardsleys in the mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Larry, 77, started his own informal barber training by cutting ...

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National Guard To Fly Black Hawk Choppers Over LA Friday


LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Angelenos may catch sight of several military choppers over the skies of Los Angeles Friday.

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment fly over Camp Roberts on July 23, 2020, in Central California. (U.S. Army/Capt. Jason Sweeney/Facebook)

The Army National Guard will be conducting training exercises with 10 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. The choppers will fly in formation along the coast.

They are being flown by the 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment (I-140th AHB) based out of Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos.

According to Cal Guard, the 1-140th AHB conducts both domestic and international missions, along with supporting disaster response efforts, such as wildfires...

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Some educators of color resist push for police-free schools

DENVER — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality.

Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, which plays a role in students of color being disproportionately punished and arrested – the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. Some support individual officers skilled at working with students. Others say they need to learn more as activists urge change.

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No Serious Injuries After Car Gets Wedged Under Semi-Truck In Lennox, Catches Fire


INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) – No one was seriously hurt after a car slammed into a big-rig in Lennox early Friday morning and burst into flames.

(CBSLA)

A little after 1:30 a.m., a car carrying two people lost control on Century Boulevard near La Cienega and careened into a semi-truck, according to Inglewood police.

The car got wedged under the truck and then caught fire. The two occupants somehow made it out of the mangled wreck without sustaining serious injuries.

(CBSLA)

Drugs or alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the crash.

The cause is under investigation.

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