D’Amonie, a 14-year-old whose family did not want her last name to be published, was among those who attended the clinic on Friday. Her mother initially was reluctant about vaccination and opted to wait until she felt it was safe. In July, once her office said employees needed to be vaccinated or get tested weekly, she decided it was time. And once she was vaccinated, she allowed her daughter to get the shots, too.
August 05, 2021 00:00 UTC
ToplineU.S. Border Patrol agents will begin wearing body cameras, the Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday, with 6,000 of its nearly 20,000 agents expected to have to wear a camera by the end of the year. A Border Patrol agent watches as a people walk across the Rio Grande on their way to turning ... [+] themselves in upon crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas on June 15, 2021. Key BackgroundThe Border Patrol more than doubled its number of agents between fiscal year 2000 and its peak of 21,444 agents in fiscal year 2011. CBP began studying body cameras in 2014 and tested them in 2018, recommending that some officers wear them. That’s the percentage increase in the number of border patrol agents since fiscal year 2000, when about 9,000 agents were on staff.
August 04, 2021 23:20 UTC
Charlize Theron is enjoying her summer. For her outing, the "Old Guard" star donned a simple low-cut black bikini that showed off her toned action-star figure. The star adopted both girls on her own and revealed in the summer of 2019 that Jackson is transgender. According to the actress, Jackson was assigned male at birth but told Theron four years ago that she was actually a girl. Last summer, Theron opened up about discussing racism with her kids, who are Black.
August 04, 2021 23:03 UTC
A van full of suspected illegal immigrants crashed in South Texas, killing as many as 10 people and injuring at least 13, authorities said Wednesday. The incident occurred on U.S. 281 in Encino, about 55 miles north of the border town of McAllen. The van had 30 people inside and veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole, Lt. Chris Olivarez with the Texas Department of Public Safety told Fox News. There was no pursuit at the time of the crash, Olivarez said. Investigators still have to notify the Mexican consulate and the next of kin, he said.
August 04, 2021 23:00 UTC
A former Obama administration official is calling for a federal "no-fly list" for Americans who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus. Some apply equally to everyone; no one can carry weapons through the TSA checkpoint," Kayyem wrote. If you submit to heightened scrutiny in advance, TSA PreCheck lets you go through security without taking off your shoes; a no-fly list keeps certain people off the plane entirely. Kayyem says that the "same principle" justifies limiting the spread of the coronavirus by preventing the unvaccinated from flying. This week, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is expected to announce that all active-duty military personnel must be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
August 04, 2021 22:52 UTC
Facebook has blocked a research group from New York University studying the social network's ... [+] political advertising. The group, called the NYU Ad Observatory, began in September 2020 in collaboration with thousands of volunteers who downloaded a plug-in to automatically send researchers copies of the political ads served to their accounts. As a part of the settlement, the FTC also imposed new data privacy restrictions and new accountability standards. Facebook’s own Ad Library does provide detail of political candidate’ and organizations’ advertising — including overall spending, geographic targeting and a repository of the ads themselves. However, the Ad Observatory’s work has found examples of political ads that Facebook missed and failed to label.
August 04, 2021 22:41 UTC
According to the NFLPA memo, in leaguewide coronavirus testing in teams’ training camps between July 25 and Aug. 1, there were “more than 65 positive cases,” and 32 were among vaccinated individuals. The NFLPA memo also cited coronavirus “outbreaks” inside the training-camp facilities of the Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins, saying that “we have had two outbreaks inside club facilities … in the first week of training camp this year when we had no team facility transmission until week 3 last year.”
August 04, 2021 22:37 UTC
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is expected Friday to announce a mandatory vaccine policy for all active-duty forces in the U.S. military, Fox News has confirmed. Officials told Fox News that Austin will make his recommendation to the White House tomorrow, and the formal announcement is expected to come Friday. Last week, Biden said federal employees and on-site contractors would be required to get the vaccine or be subject to regular testing. The requirement affected the Defense Department’s civilian employees but did not extend to active-duty service members. The upcoming application to active-duty service members was first reported by the New York Times.
August 04, 2021 22:24 UTC
Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, who wrote about rock when music journalists were just beginning to take it seriously, and through her work met Jim Morrison, frontman of the Doors, with whom she said she had a marriage of sorts, died on July 23. Her death was announced on the Facebook page of Lizard Queen Press, a publishing enterprise that she founded and that published her recent books. The announcement did not give a cause or say where she died. Ms. Kennealy-Morrison practiced Celtic paganism; on her Facebook page she described herself as “Author, ex-rock critic, Dame Templar, Celtic witch, ex-go-go dancer, Lizard Queen. Not in that order.” (“Lizard Queen” was a reference to a line from a Jim Morrison poem, in which he wrote, “I am the Lizard King.”) In 1970 she and Morrison exchanged vows in a “handfasting ceremony” that involved drops of their own blood.
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August 04, 2021 22:07 UTC
If you’re looking for stars during Hall of Fame enshrinement week, concentrate on the museum itself and the inductions this weekend. "The fact that we’re playing the four games this year, Week 1 and Week 4 will be huge games for the younger players. You’re able to get your starters and guys you have history with, you can get most of your work done in the practices. Maybe some extra game work wouldn't hurt. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPLAYING AT THE SHRINEMcCarthy deeply appreciates the significance of the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions.
August 04, 2021 21:56 UTC
But if you aren't going to help, at least get out of the way," Biden said during remarks about the pandemic on Tuesday. Over the course of the past week, Biden has demonstrated new willingness to cross lines he was previously reluctant to breach, frustrated by the behavior of certain Republicans and exasperated by Americans who refuse to get vaccinated. That mentality changed this week as another senior official told CNN this week that some GOP governors "are putting their political interests ahead of public health." I am standing for the people of Florida," DeSantis said. The White House has made clear it does not believe all Republicans governors are blocking progress on the pandemic.
August 04, 2021 21:22 UTC
The Navy has not publicly identified Mays as the sailor accused of setting the blaze. Other sailors told investigators the person seen carrying the bucket of water could be Mays based on his clothing and statements. He later changed his careers goals and wanted to become a Navy SEAL, according to the affidavit. He later told investigators the post was a homage to the Vietnam war film, "Apocalypse Now." The female sailor later told investigators she was not engaged to Mays and was never pregnant.
August 04, 2021 21:22 UTC
On Wednesday, the 48-year-old shared an Instagram post of herself showing off her backside for the camera. Klum has been spending time on a yacht with her husband Tom Kaulitz and his brother Bill Kaulitz. Klum shared a topless photo of herself last week on Instagram as well as a pic of her rocking a two-piece while posing on a jet ski. HEIDI KLUM GOES TOPLESS WHILE YACHTING WITH HUSBAND TOM KAULITZ: ‘YOU PUT THE BIGGEST SMILE ON MY FACE’Klum, who was an Angel from 1999 until 2010, recently weighed in on Victoria's Secret's rebranding. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER"Things do need to change," the German-American model told The Sunday Project earlier in July.
August 04, 2021 21:11 UTC
Ron DeSantis barred school districts from imposing their own mask mandates last week, school districts in Alachua and Duval counties have moved to require masks anyway as Covid-19 surges in the state. Asa Hutchinson has asked the state legislature to reconvene and amend its law banning school mask mandates—which is also being challenged by a parent-led lawsuit—and Democratic lawmakers in Oklahoma are seeking to have their state’s ban on school mask mandates rescinded. Broward County, Florida, reversed its mask mandate in light of DeSantis’ school mask order, and schools in Houston will not require masks even as the city itself has defied Texas’ mask mandate ban. In Salt Lake City, school administrators said the district is hamstrung by Utah’s restrictions on school mask mandates and directed those opposed to the state ban to direct their concerns to the state legislature instead. Key BackgroundState bans on local mask mandates have come under greater scrutiny as the surging delta variant and new public health guidance has spurred a new wave of mask mandates nationwide, with cities in Texas and Florida violating state rules to impose their own mask orders in addition to schools.
August 04, 2021 21:08 UTC
A top communications manager at Facebook helped Gov. In December 2020, former Cuomo staffer Lindsey Boylan became the first of several women to accuse the governor of sexual harassment. Hours later, Cuomo communications director Rich Azzopardi decided to send Boylan’s confidential personnel files to several journalists in what investigators called an attempt to "discredit and disparage" her. CUOMO UNDER INVESTIGATION: MORE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS EXPLORE CASES AGAINST NY GOVERNORAccording to the attorney general’s report, Lever helped Cuomo’s staffers disseminate the files — even though she had already been working at Facebook for months. Lever and Facebook’s broader press team did not immediately reply to questions sent by email, including about whether Lever had Facebook’s permission to work with the governor.
August 04, 2021 21:00 UTC