The Latest: Russia hits another daily record of virus cases

MOSCOW — Coronavirus deaths in Russia have hit another daily record, with authorities reporting 752 more fatalities amid a continuing surge in infections. Russia’s coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 25,082 new coronavirus cases. The daily tally of confirmed infections has soared from around 9,000 in early June to over 23,000 in early July. Officials have attributed a steady rise in infections and an increase in mortality to the spread of the delta variant. Despite the surge, the Kremlin has said there are no plans to impose another lockdown. Russia had one nationwide lockdown in the spring of 2020 that lasted six weeks, and the government has resisted another one to avoid damaging the economy. The coronavirus task force has reported over 5.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and a total of 142,253 deaths in the pandemic. However, reports by Russia’s state statistical service Rosstat that tally coronavirus-linked deaths retroactively reveal much higher numbers. ___ MORE ON THE PANDEMIC: — New virus surge is sending younger patients to Spain’s hospitals — White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push — California will require masks at…

ATF offering $5,000 for information leading to a conviction for deadly NE Portland apartment fire

By Web Staff Click here for updates on this story     PORTLAND, Oregon (KPTV) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the fire at the Heidi Manor apartments that killed two people. Four others were also injured in the fire, including a 25-year-old woman who suffered critical injuries. ATF is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible. Anyone with information on the person or persons responsible for the fire should contact ATF at 1-888-283-8477 email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website. Tips can also be sent to Portland Police Bureau Detective Meredith Hopper at meredith.hopper@portlandoregon.gov. In addition to the ATF reward, Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible. Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may…

The heat is here to stay for the weekend

It was a hot Friday with a high temperature hitting 117° in Palm Springs. The average for this time of year is 109°. The heat is increasing for Saturday. A ridge of high pressure will keep the heat in place this weekend. Record high temperatures will be possible across much of California, including the Coachella Valley. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect beginning Saturday morning at 9:00 and lasts through 8:00 p.m. Monday. This includes the Coachella Valley and areas of the high desert. Temperatures could reach up to 120° within this time frame. A Heat Advisory is already in effect and will continue through 8:00 p.m. Monday. Temperatures for the Inland Empire, Riverside county mountains, and San Bernardino county mountains under an elevation of 6,000 ft. could see temperatures up to 105°. Due to the continued high temperatures and a wildfire in Oregon limiting energy imports, a statewide Flex Alert is in effect Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. To find information on how to save energy BEFORE and DURING a flex alert: CLICK HERE. You can also find more information about…

7 heritage sites with deep cultural and historical roots to Latinos are in need of preservation, group says

By Nicole Chavez, CNN A historic neighborhood threatened by plans for a sports arena, a bodega that became a hub for Dominicans in Rhode Island and a park where Mexican American students gathered to call for equitable access to education. Those locations are among the seven Latino heritage sites that preservation scholars say are in need of protection due to their deep cultural and historical ties to the Latino community in the United States. In a report released earlier this week, the Latino Heritage Scholars, an initiative of the Hispanic Access Foundation, said the sites in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Texas are currently threatened by multiple factors, including weathering of structures, development plans and gentrification. Locations that embody the contributions of Latinos and their history are not often protected by federal laws and entities, said Manuel Galaviz, co-author of the report and an anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin. He previously authored the nomination of Chicano Park in San Diego as a National Historic Landmark, which was approved by the Department of the Interior in 2017. “Even though for generations…

With an uptick in Covid-19 cases, there is growing alarm. ‘We’ve seen almost an entire takeover in the Delta variant,’ one state official says

By Aya Elamroussi, CNN The US has surpassed 20,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fourth day in a row as the highly contagious Delta variant persists in its track in being the most common form of the coronavirus in the country. The last time the country had back-to-back days of cases topping 20,000 was in May, according to the data. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, who heads the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Thursday that more than 9 million people live in counties where cases are rising and where the vaccination rates are lower than 40%. “Many of these counties are also the same locations where the Delta variant represents the large majority of circulating virus,” she said. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said the variant could bring about mini-surges in infections in those areas. “I’m concerned as this variant becomes more dominant, those select areas of the country that have a very low level of vaccination, like 30% or so, you’re going to start seeing mini-surges that are localized to certain regions,” he said Friday. “You don’t…

Minuto a minuto: asesinato del presidente de Haití; colombianos detenidos, sospechosos muertos y estado de sitio

CNNEE Haz clic aquí para ver las actualizaciones más recientes ¿Qué pasará en Haití tras el asesinato del presidente Jovenel Moïse? Transición de poder, tensiones internas e impacto regional Asesinan al presidente de Haití: esto es lo que sabemos hasta el momento del ataque a Jovenel Moïse y la situación en el país Lo que sabemos de Martine Moïse, la esposa del presidente de Haití asesinado ¿Quién era Jovenel Moïse? Líderes mundiales y organizaciones internacionales reaccionan al asesinato del presidente de Haití The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. The post Minuto a minuto: asesinato del presidente de Haití; colombianos detenidos, sospechosos muertos y estado de sitio appeared first on KESQ.

Navy football captain describes getting call that he’s cleared to play in NFL

By Devan Cole and Oren Liebermann, CNN The captain of the US Navy football team will be allowed to try to play in the National Football League after the US military reversed course on Tuesday and approved his request to delay his service. “Today, I have approved a plan by the Department of the Navy that will permit former Naval Academy midshipman Cameron Kinley to play professional football in the NFL,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. “This plan will see Cameron enlisted in the Inactive Ready Reserve for the duration of his football career. Upon completion of his playing time, we look forward to welcoming him back inside the ranks as a naval officer,” the statement read. The reversal represents a significant about-face for the US military several weeks after it initially denied Kinley’s service delay request, drawing criticism. It means that Kinley, who had signed with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie cornerback and attended the team’s rookie minicamp, will now be able to attend the team’s training camp in late July. Kinley had announced last…

La evidencia sobre el edificio colapsado en Miami crece día a día, pero la investigación podría tomar años

Alejandra Ramos Barreda Surfside, Florida (CNN) — Con su gorra de béisbol y su espesa barba blanca, Allyn Kilsheimer podría ser confundido con un jubilado si no fuera por el equipo de trabajadores de construcción que lo seguían y el largo poste de metal que llevaba mientras inspeccionaba la planta baja del edificio Champlain Towers North. “Aquí, hasta aquí, hasta aquí, hasta aquí”, les dijo a los trabajadores, trazando un cuadrado a lo largo de una estructura de soporte construida en la fachada del edificio para indicar dónde quería que se hicieran pruebas de radar que mostraran la colocación del refuerzo de acero debajo superficie. Minuto a minuto: aumenta el número de muertos tras el colapso en edificio de Miami El hombre de 80 años, un ingeniero estructural y veterano de investigaciones forenses en catástrofes como la del Pentágono después del 11 de septiembre y el colapso de un puente peatonal en la Universidad Internacional de Florida de Miami en 2018, fue contratado por la ciudad de Surfside, Florida, un día después del colapso de un condominio que dejó 79 personas confirmadas muertas y 61…

New Torres-Martinez Indian Health Clinic opens in Thermal

A new health clinic opening in Thermal will help expand access to affordable healthcare for local Tribal communities. Congressman Raul Ruiz M.D., joined joined Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians Vice Chairperson Joseph Mirelez, Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health, Inc. Board President Sherri Salgado, RSBCIHI CEO Bill Thomsen, RSBCIHI representatives, and members of the Torres Martinez Tribe to celebrate the opening of the new Torres-Martinez Indian Health Clinic. Today, I joined the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians to celebrate the opening of the new Torres Martinez Indian Health Clinic in Thermal. This new clinic will expand access to quality, affordable care for Tribal communities here in #CA36! pic.twitter.com/lgivI2Ke7C— Raul Ruiz (@RepRaulRuizMD) July 10, 2021 The clinic, which was seven years in the making, will offer newly expanded health care services to tribal members from Torres Martinez and tribal communities across Riverside County. “It’s extremely important for us to have this new facility to provide quality health care to the Native Americans in the eastern Coachella Valley, just because we’ve been having to go and get referred out to other areas,” Mirelez said. The clinic is located…

Police Investigating Assault on Arenas Road

  Social media posts claim a hate crime happened on Arenas Road early Friday morning. Concerned viewers also sent emails to our newsroom sharing the posts asking us to get to the bottom of this crime. Arenas is known as a place that celebrates the LGBTQ community and businesses cater to the diverse group. We went to the area and found Palm Springs Police was still on scene investigating. When we reached out to people who posted the information on Facebook, one said they didn’t know the victim. The other said he was there and saw the horrible crime and is certain it was a hate crime, maybe because he is white or maybe because he is gay. We visited businesses on Arenas Road, spoke with many people, most had not heard of the crime. One business owner who did not want to be identified or go on camera says he has surveillance video of the crime taking place and from what he saw it looked like to men who were intoxicated getting into a fight, but certainly did not look like a hate crime.…

Binx, cat who lived in the Champlain Towers South, was found near collapse site and reunited with family, mayor says

By Christina Maxouris, CNN Binx, a cat who lived on the ninth floor of the Champlain Towers South, was reunited with his family on Friday after volunteers found him near the site of the collapse, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in a news conference. “After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I’m happy to be able to share a small piece of good news,” the mayor said Friday evening. Levine Cava said there are people who feed the cats in the area surrounding the collapse site and one of the volunteers thought they recognized the cat and brought it to an animal shelter, “where it was positively identified” as belonging to one of the families in the building. The mayor did not identify the family that the cat belongs to. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart and all of us who are so happy to have played a role in returning Binx with his family,” Levine Cava said. “I’m glad that this small miracle would bring some light into the lives of a hurting family today, and provide a bright spot…

Mono County Earthquake Felt In Modesto

By Neelam Bohra and Christina Zdanowicz, CNN Brett Durrant was traveling along Highway 395 near Coleville, California, when clouds of dust erupted across the mountainsides next to him. Parts of the rock were collapsing. “It’s an earthquake!” Durrant’s friend, who was driving, shouts in a video posted on Twitter. “The tires went a little funny, I thought maybe the road was just funny, it kind of wiggled. It wasn’t. It’s an earthquake!” A strong earthquake jolted the eastern Sierra Nevada south of Lake Tahoe on Thursday, causing shaking to be felt throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada. About 60 miles away in Coleville, Durrant witnessed cars weaving through large boulders scattered all over the highway. He also captured peoples’ unsuccessful attempts to move them off the road. “Dude, don’t worry about that,” Durrant’s driver can be heard saying to a man trying to push a boulder to the side of the road. The quake, which occurred at 3:49 p.m. PT, was reported as 6.0 magnitude by the US Geological Survey. There have been more than 30 aftershocks so far and more are predicted, according to…

First LGBTQ Resource Center opening in the east valley

Roman Lopez Mojarras, a transgender college student living in the city of Coachella. 5-years-ago he announced to his parents that he was trans, he says he was worried about their reactioN because his latino family is conservative and they have some archaic values.  “Some older generations have immigrated from Mexico to here. So it’s not only abandoning your former life but you also have to abandon past opinions,” said Mojarras. Luckily his parents were accepting but they still had a lot of questions.  When Mojarras tried to find a support system in the east valley that could help him translate and explain to his family what he was going through, there were no resources. Mojarras said, “It was hard to find resources at the time and as a sophomore. I was trying t o educate myself but also my parents in a completely different language.” To fill that void, the city and several nonprofits are coming together to open a new LGBTQ center in downtown Coachella. The LGBTQ Community Center is designed to be a neutral, safe and inviting space for all people.  There will…

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