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Tens of millions in California under stay-at-home order starting Sunday night

Tens of millions in California under stay-at-home order starting Sunday night

Southern California and San Joaquin Valley residents will be under a stay-at-home order after the intensive care unit capacity in the two regions fell below 15%, triggering a mandate issued by the governor earlier this week that aims to bring down the soaring number of Covid-19 hospitalizations. The order goes into effect Sunday at 11:59…MORE

Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Michigan woman charged with murder in 2003 deaths of newborn twins

Investigators used new advances in genetic genealogy to charge a Michigan woman with murder in the 2003 deaths of her twin newborn sons, said Sheriff Thomas Dart of Cook County, Illinois, on Saturday. Antoinette Briley, 41, of Holland, Michigan, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Briley was arrested Thursday in Oak Lawn, Illinois,…MORE

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new Hanukkah song

Broadway star Daveed Diggs brings his unique style to a new song for the Disney Channel. “Puppy for Hanukkah” is a hip-hop style song featuring the “Hamilton” star’s distinct vocals and is produced by Diggs with his longtime friends and creative partners William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes. “I was honored when Disney Channel approached me…MORE

On this day in 1933, America ended prohibition

On this day in 1933, America ended prohibition

Pour one out for prohibition. The amendment banning the production, importation, sale and transportation of alcohol in the United States ended on this day in 1933. Prohibition began on January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment went into effect. The cause was championed by the temperance movement, which encouraged and advocated for abstinence from alcohol.…MORE

Houston police rescue about 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

Houston police rescue about 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

Houston police say they rescued about 30 people being held in a home after officers responded to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that one Honduran national illegally in this country has been charged with harboring 29 people. He is expected to make his initial…MORE

Fantasy football is a billion-dollar pastime. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with it

Fantasy football is a billion-dollar pastime. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc with it

This NFL season has been a chaotic mix of coronavirus precautions, postponed games and infected players, all unfolding under a looming concern for the health of players, staff and spectators. It’s also made for the wildest season yet of fantasy football, and this billion-dollar business and its legions of devotees have had to get creative…MORE

Covid-19 is raging through overcrowded California prisons

Covid-19 is raging through overcrowded California prisons

As Covid-19 infections surge across California, state correctional facilities have recorded more than 4,000 active cases among inmates and another 1,430 among staff — the highest numbers recorded since the pandemic’s start. That means California’s total number of inmate infections is now up to more than 22,300, including 90 deaths. That translates to about 227…MORE

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