At least 8 dead, 10 hospitalized after sandstorm causes 22-vehicle pileup in Utah

A sandstorm caused a huge 22-vehicle pileup on a Utah highway that left eight people dead, including children, authorities said. The Sunday afternoon crashes on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh came at the end of a holiday weekend for the state that often leads to increased highway traffic. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals, including three in critical condition, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Ground and air ambulances were used to transport crash victims. The pileup occurred during a period of high winds that caused a dust or sandstorm which reduced visibility, the highway patrol said. Five of the eight people killed were in one vehicle, while two others were in another vehicle, according to a news release. Another fatality was in a third vehicle. Several children were among the dead, Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Rhoden told KUTV in Salt Lake City. “We have vehicles all over. Several vehicles tried to swerve off the roadway. We have vehicles that are flipped up on their sides,” Rhoden said. “One of the vehicles that was pulling a trailer, the trailer has pretty…

Travel Troubleshooter: Club Med vacation is canceled. Do I have to accept a credit?

DEAR TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER: We booked a week-long vacation through a travel agent affiliated with American Express (Altour) for last spring break. We had accommodations at the Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda, including roundtrip airfare, for our family of four. Christopher Elliott, the Travel Troubleshooter  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort closed two weeks before our departure, and our trip was canceled. Club Med offered us a future travel credit for the land portion and an air credit for the flights. Last May, we rebooked with Club Med for spring break 2021. Now the resort has not reopened, and our trip has been canceled a second time. They are again only offering us a future travel credit. For the airfare, which we booked through Club Med but is with American Airlines, we must use the flight credit before the end of this year. We have been trying to work through our travel agent, but we have gotten only delays and obfuscation. I’m not sure if it’s the travel agent or Club Med. At this point, we do not want to rebook, and we simply want…

‘Sublime’ at 25: Remembering Bradley Nowell and the SoCal band’s massive hit album

On July 30, 1996, Sublime released its self-titled mainstream debut on MCA Records. Although the Long Beach band had already put out two independent albums prior to this one, “Sublime” was different. It went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide, spawning several singles including “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wrong Way” and “Doin’ Time.” The album was popular on both radio and MTV, thanks to an eclectic sound that intertwined elements of punk, ska, reggae, funk and hip-hop, as well as samples from artists like Bob Marley, George Gershwin, The Specials and The Who. “I vividly remember sitting with my co-workers at the radio station [KFMA 102.1/FM] in Tuscon, Arizona when we first heard ‘What I Got,’ and we were like, ‘Wow, this is going to be huge,’” former KROQ DJ Ted Stryker said during a recent phone interview. “What did we know? We were a bunch of young idiots, but it was obvious that this band was going to be something great. That band, that album cover, these songs … they are stronger than ever and they still, 25 years later, feel so…

Analysis: How Fox News viewers are less likely to get vaccinated

Analysis by Harry Enten | CNN Most in the media have been urging Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. That hasn’t always been the case at Fox News, however. Many of the hosts have peddled anti-vaccine rhetoric. This past week, though, a number of hosts at Fox have taken a more pro-vaccine tone. One reason could be that the majority Republican audience who watch Fox are less likely to be vaccinated than the public at large. Take a look at recent data from the Axios/Ipsos tracking poll — specifically, a combined sample of their last two surveys (in order to get a good sample size). According to the combined sample, 62% of adults who use Fox News as their main news source have received at least one dose of the vaccine. That’s not nothing, but it’s still relatively low. The Ipsos poll found that 70% of all adults had at least one vaccine dose in their polling (very close to what the CDC is showing). Fox News is plenty below that. This is the opposite pattern we see from people whose main news source…

Jill On Money: Will inflation kill the recovery?

This spring, I wrote about how consumers and investors alike should prepare for inflation, and then two months later, I wondered whether high prices would persist. So far, the answer to that question is a resounding, “at least for a while!” Jill Schlesinger  The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures what people pay for goods and services, soared by 5.4% in June from a year ago, the strongest annual pace since August 2008, when crude oil spiked above $100/barrel. The core CPI, which strips out the volatile food and energy components, rocketed up by 4.5% from a year ago, a 30-year high. Related Articles Jill On Money: Lightning Round Q&A Jill On Money: How to spend in the second half of 2021 Jill On Money: Everything you need to know about the new Child Tax Credit Jill On Money: Economic intermission 2021 While these numbers are eye-popping, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell does not seem particularly stressed out. In his recent testimony before Congress, he told lawmakers that inflation “has been higher than we’ve expected and a little bit more persistent,” but he also reiterated…

Utah dust storm: 20-vehicle pileup kills 7 people on Interstate 15

Seven people were killed when a dust storm led to a series of crashes involving 20 vehicles on a Utah freeway Sunday evening. The crashes happened just before 5 p.m. on Interstate 15 near Kanosh, the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS) said in a news release. Authorities noted that there could be more deaths, as several people were taken to hospitals in critical condition. “It appears that 20 vehicles were involved in Sunday’s crashes after high winds caused a sand or dust storm and impaired visibility on the roadway,” the release said. Images of the crash site show multiple tractor-trailers and several damaged passenger vehicles littering the road, with debris scattered for yards. At least one vehicle appears to have had its passenger doors ripped off. DPS closed the road in both directions following the crash. Kanosh is about halfway between the Salt Lake City area and the state’s southwest corner. A strong thunderstorm was reported southeast of Kanosh around 4:30 p.m., with high winds occurring as the storm decayed, CNN Meteorologist Gene Norman said. A nearby report of a 51-mph wind gust was…

49ers training camp depth chart: Roster battles coming for wide receivers, linemen

Steve Young went from No. 8 on BYU’s depth chart to eventually succeeding Joe Montana and joining him as a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback. It’s the ultimate depth chart lesson, and keep that in mind as we speculate how the 49ers look when players report to training camp Tuesday. Here is a look at the offensive side of the ball: QUARTERBACK 1. Jimmy Garoppolo 2. Trey Lance 3. Nate Sudfeld 4. Josh Rosen Analysis: Garoppolo is healthy and the starter, allowing time for Lance to maximize every rep and learn the nuances of Kyle Shanahan’s system. Lance could make a run, literally and figuratively, for the starting spot as this month unfolds if his dual-threat ability proves irresistible. After years of Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard vying for QB2, the backup competition pits Sudfeld and Rosen for QB3, with no guarantee three quarterbacks make the Week 1 roster. RUNNING BACK 1. Raheem Mostert 2. Jeff Wilson Jr. (PUP) 3. Trey Sermon 4. Wayne Gallman Jr. 5. JaMycal Hasty 6. Elijah Mitchell Analysis: Wilson is sure to open camp on an injury list (meniscus surgery),…

Who the Warriors will target in the NBA Draft: Kuminga, Moody, Bouknight and more

Most NBA mock drafts to this point have had top prospects Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs, Scottie Barnes and Jonathan Kuminga being selected with the first six picks Thursday night. However, according to multiple league sources, there is rising speculation that the Oklahoma City Thunder at No. 6 could target UConn guard Jonathan Bouknight or make a surprising pick such as Tennessee’s Keon Johnson or Turkish center Alperen Sengun. That could mean a wing — likely Kuminga — falling to the seventh pick. Should this be the case, it would be tough for the Warriors to pass. Though his ball-stopping tendencies and inconsistent shooting and defense don’t make for an ideal fit, Kuminga provides a tantalizing combination of speed, strength and upside. And as Golden State canvases the league for players it could acquire by making the seventh and 14th picks available in a trade, adding Kuminga to a potential package would greatly improve the Warriors’ chances of landing the starter-caliber player they covet. But assuming the top six players are off the board — and that the Warriors don’t trade either…

Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy Killed, Another Wounded In Wasco Standoff

WASCO (CBSLA) — A Kern County sheriff’s deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout in Wasco, north of Bakersfield. A total of five people are believed to have died, including Kern County sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Campas, according to KGET. The confrontation between the deputies and the suspect began when they responded to a home Sunday afternoon on the report of shots fired. End of Watch 7/25/21. Thank you for your service to Kern! #KCSO #RIP pic.twitter.com/da5S8GjroK — Mayor Alex Garcia (@MayorAlexGarcia) July 26, 2021 According to reports, the suspect barricaded himself inside the home and exchanged gunfire with deputies for hours. Campas was with the SWAT team that approached the home. He was fatally shot, and a second unidentified deputy was also struck but is expected to survive. Our deepest condolences to family, friends & fellow deputies of the KC Deputy Sheriff who was killed in the line of duty today. We also pray for a speedy recovery for the second deputy wounded. A tremendous tragedy & loss for @KernCoSheriff & our community. Our hearts are broken. pic.twitter.com/o1uO2HRWR0 — Kern County District Attorney…

Authorities Apprehend 26-Year-Old Inmate Edgar Benitez After He Walked Away From Minimum-Security Fire Camp

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An LA County inmate who walked away from a minimum-security camp near Sacramento Saturday was apprehended Sunday. Staff discovered 25-year-old Edgar Benitez missing from his assigned housing at the Growlersberg Conservation Camp in El Dorado County Saturday night around 11 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Authorities immediately conducted a search of the grounds. The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety said he was found in front of a Modesto home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Benitez, who was received from LA County on December 26, 2017, was sentenced to nine years for driving under the influence causing bodily injury or death. He will be taken to transported and rehoused at Sierra Conservation Center and his case will be referred for consideration fo charges, corrections officials said.

U.S. to keep existing COVID restrictions on international travel for now: White House official

The United States will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant, according to a White House official. President Joe Biden earlier this month said that his administration was “in the process” of considering how soon the U.S. could lift the ban on European travel bound for the U.S. after the issue was raised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to the White House. The official, who was not authorized to comment publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity, said while the administration understands the importance of international travel, cases are rising in the U.S. — particularly among those who are unvaccinated and will likely continue to increase in the weeks ahead. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans against travel to the United Kingdom this past Monday given a surge in cases there. Most of continental Europe has relaxed restrictions on Americans who are fully vaccinated, although the United Kingdom still requires quarantines for most visitors arriving from the U.S. Airlines say, however, that the lack of…

New York City to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

New York City will require all of its municipal workers — including teachers and police officers — to get coronavirus vaccines by mid-September or face weekly COVID-19 testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday. The rule is expected to affect about 340,000 city employees, making the city one of the largest employers in the U.S. to take such action. While it isn’t a vaccine mandate — no workers will be forced to take a shot — officials hope the inconvenience and discomfort of weekly tests will persuade many to overcome a reluctance to get inoculated. “This is about our recovery. This is about what we need to do to bring back New York City,” de Blasio said. “This is about keeping people safe. Pasadena to require city employees to get COVID vaccines The Sept. 13 deadline coincides with the start of public school, when the Democratic mayor has said he expects all pupils to be in classrooms full time. City health care workers and employees in congregate setting such as group homes will face earlier deadlines. The move comes as the city battles a rise…

Baby salmon dying by the thousands in NorCal river as rising water temperatures imperil fish in U.S. West

Baby salmon are dying by the thousands in one California river, and an entire run of endangered salmon could be wiped out in another. Fishermen who make their living off adult salmon, once they enter the Pacific Ocean, are sounding the alarm as blistering heat waves and extended drought in the U.S. West raise water temperatures and imperil fish from Idaho to California. Hundreds of thousands of young salmon are dying in Northern California’s Klamath River as low water levels brought about by drought allow a parasite to thrive, devastating a Native American tribe whose diet and traditions are tied to the fish. And wildlife officials said the Sacramento River is facing a “near-complete loss” of young Chinook salmon due to abnormally warm water. A crash in one year’s class of young salmon can have lasting effects on the total population and shorten or stop the fishing season, a growing concern as climate change continues to make the West hotter and drier. That could be devastating to the commercial salmon fishing industry, which in California alone is worth $1.4 billion. The plummeting catch already has led to…

1st openly transgender Olympians are competing in Tokyo

For Quinn, a midfielder for the Canadian women’s soccer team, the opening match of the Tokyo Games carried more emotional weight than their previous Olympic appearances. Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to participate in the Olympics when they started on Wednesday night in Canada’s 1-1 draw with Japan in Sapporo. Quinn, who is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, posted their feelings on Instagram. “I feel proud seeing `Quinn’ up on the lineup and on my accreditation. I feel sad knowing there were Olympians before me unable to live their truth because of this world,” they wrote. “I feel optimistic for change. Change in legislature, Changes in rules, structures, and mindsets.” Quinn, who came out as transgender last year, was also a member of the Canadian team that won the bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. “Mostly, I feel aware of the realities,” Quinn continued. “Trans girls being banned from sports. Trans women facing discrimination and bias while trying to pursue their Olympic dreams. The fight isn’t close to over … and I’ll celebrate when we’re all here.” Quinn, who plays…

Rain Falls Across Southland, Sparks Risk Of Flash Flooding In Burn Areas

MONROVIA (CBSLA) – Many Angelenos woke up to unusual summer rainfall Monday, as forecasters warned of the risk of flash flooding throughout the day across the Southland, especially in burn areas. Monrovia Canyon Park in Monrovia, Calif., on July 26, 2021. (CBSLA) A flash flood watch was in effect through 8 p.m. Monday for Los Angeles County mountain areas including Lancaster, El Monte, East Los Angeles, Topatopa Peak, Reyes Peak, West Covina, Alhambra, Falling Springs, Pasadena, Pomona, Palmdale and Whittier. Excluded from the flood watch was the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel Valley and the Ventura County Mountains. “Scattered showers and thunderstorms, some capable of producing heavy downpours with rainfall rates up to an inch per hour are possible,” the National Weather Service wrote. A storm cell moving through the region could bring heavy rain that causes flash flooding and debris flows in burn areas, the NWS said, including the burn scars of the Bobcat Fire in the Antelope Valley foothills, the Dam Fire in the Angeles National Forest north of Azusa, the arson-sparked Ranch Fire north of Azusa and the Lake Fire near…

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