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Santa Clara County COVID order: Where the 49ers, Sharks and college teams stand now

Santa Clara County’s sports teams will be the first in the nation to navigate a second coronavirus shutdown, beginning Monday when a new county health order takes effect. Team practices and games from the high school level to the pros will be banned in the county for three weeks, and officials said there are no exceptions — not for the 49ers or any other team that gained county clearance to begin practicing again this summer or fall. “That means that for those teams, they will not be able to play games or have practices where they have direct contact,” County Counsel James Williams said at a Saturday press conference. The order will force teams in the midst of their seasons — like the county’s college football and basketball teams, as well as the 49ers, to act quickly. They will likely hav

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Former Overstock.com CEO says he’s ‘funding a team of hackers and cybersleuths’ in an attempt to prove that Trump won the presidential election

Summary List PlacementFormer Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne said that he's financing "a team of hackers and cybersleuths" in an attempt to prove that President Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, according to The Daily Beast. Byrne, who stepped down from his position at Overstock last year after admitting to a relationship with a Russian spy, recently went on the One America News Network (OAN), a conservative news outlet and a favored media destination of Trump, to detail what he described as a "rigged" election process. Dominion Voting Systems, a company that provided election voting software in several key presidential battlegrounds, has been a target for right-wing grievances about the presidential election. For weeks, the company has sought to fend off debunked and ou...

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Inside the Newsroom: The other crisis we’re not talking enough about

20180531 Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes pictured here at the Capitol in Salt Lake City, announced a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma over the opioid crisis on May 31, 2018. | Deseret News, Laura Seitz, Deseret News Two days before Thanksgiving, Utah and the nation were focused on the coronavirus. It was the middle of a week that would end with a rolling seven-day average of 2,575 COVID-19 cases in the state with an average positive test rate of 21.4%. On that day the governor and health officials continued to talk about the need not to gather different households around the Thanksgiving table. And for those who would come together, masks and social distancing were the order of the day. Meanwhile on that Tuesday, a decision was announced in a federal court in New Jersey. Here’s how the New ...

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Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild

SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — Rocky the stowaway owl is back in the wild. The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after it was found by a worker setting up the holiday tree Nov. 16 at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center. The owl was apparently trapped in the 75-foot-tall (23-meter-tall) Norway spruce when it was cut down 170 miles (275 kilometers) north, in upstate New York on Nov. 12. The female owl, initially thought to be male, was uninjured but hadn’t eaten for at least three days when she was discovered and sent to Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in the Hudson Valley town of Saugerties. There, a rehabilitator nursed her back to health for a week with plenty of mice before Rocky was cleared to continue her migratory journey south. On Tuesday evening, rehabilitator Ellen Kalish held the winsome ...

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Crest 3D Whitestrips are on major sale right now for Cyber Monday — it’s the same great deal we saw on Amazon Prime Day this year

  Summary List Placement For Cyber Monday, Crest 3D Whitestrips are up to 56% off, or as low as $24.40, depending on which kit you buy. It's the same great deal we saw on Prime Day. Crest 3D Whitestrips are an Insider Reviews favorite and one of the easiest and most effective ways to whiten your teeth. The classic teeth-whitening strips only require 30 minutes of wear a day, and they're especially convenient to use now that many people are staying home throughout the pandemic. Read Insider Reviews' Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.  As part of Amazon's Cyber Monday sale, Crest 3D Whitestrips are 44-56% off, depending on which kit you buy. They have long been an Insider Reviews favorit...

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Governor nixes parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Gavin Newson has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, marking the fourth time a governor has blocked her release. A California panel recommended parole in July for Van Houten, who has spent nearly five decades in prison. Newsom reversed her release once previously and his predecessor, Jerry Brown, blocked it twice. Van Houten’s attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, said they will appeal Newsom’s decision. “This reversal will demonstrate to the courts that there is no way Newsom will let her out,” Pfeiffer said. “So they have to enforce the law or it will never be enforced.” Van Houten, 71, is serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Women in Chino for helping Manson and others kill Los Angeles grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, R...

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Adidas is continuing its Black Friday savings and adding new deals for Cyber Monday — here’s what you can save on now

  Summary List Placement Adidas is continuing Black Friday deals and adding new Cyber Monday deals. Right now, you can save 30% on a pair of sneakers. The savings apply to almost all shoes on the Adidas site, with very few exclusions. Plus, you can find discounts on jackets, tees, and more. We're also keeping tabs on Cyber Monday 2020 deals available online on Amazon, Target, Walmart, Kohl's, and more. See our guide to the best overall Cyber Monday deals here. To potentially save more this Cyber Monday, visit Insider Coupons and check out our most up-to-date Adidas coupons and promo codes. Although Cyber Monday 2020 isn't here officially, Adidas is currently continuing many of its Black Friday discounts. Right now, you can save 30% on most shoes, including classic white sneakers, runnin...

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Bonobos is running a 30%-off sitewide sale for Cyber Monday — prices are as low as $18 for a T-shirt and $28 for chinos

  Summary List Placement Menswear startup Bonobos is having a 30% off sitewide sale for Cyber Monday. The discount makes wardrobe staples like T-shirts as low as $18 and long-sleeve tees $25. We also love the chinos and Alpern Chelsea boots, both of which are on sale now. Read Insider Reviews' Cyber Monday 2020 deals coverage for more savings. Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals. Menswear startup Bonobos is offering 30% off everything for Cyber Monday — including items that are already discounted, making some sales more than 50% off. To apply the discount, use the code "FRIDAYWEEK" at checkout. The sale runs now through December 1. Bonobos offers many great men's wardrobe staples, from simple, classic tees to full suits and topcoats. The...

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Domestic Spending takes Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar

If Chad Brown is ever in search of a new home, the 41-year-old trainer might want to strongly consider the Southern California circuit as a new stomping ground. Brown, voted an Eclipse Award as the nation’s top trainer the past four years, won Saturday’s $300,000 Grade I Hollywood Derby at Del Mar with 4-1 shot Domestic Spending for his third Turf Festival victory during this holiday weekend. East Coast-based jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. rode all three winners for Brown, former assistant to the late Bobby Frankel who has now won 11 stakes races at Del Mar during a career that surely has him headed to racing’s Hall of Fame at some point. Brown also won Thursday’s Grade III Red Carpet Handicap with favored Orglandes and, four races before the Hollywood Derby, took home first prize in the Grade III

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Mysterious monolith disappears from remote southeast Utah desert

This Nov. 18 photo provided by the Utah Department of Public Safety shows a metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in southeast Utah. Utah Bureau of Land Management officials say the 10- to 12-foot tall steel structure went missing on the night of Nov. 27. | Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The monolith that was first noticed by a team of biologists in a helicopter above the Utah wilderness more than a week ago has disappeared. Utah Bureau of Land Management officials say the 10- to 12-foot tall steel structure went missing sometime Friday night. BLM spokeswoman Kimberly Finch said the monolith was taken by an unknown party and was not removed by the state agency. The mysterious monolith was somehow installed deep into Utah’s remote red rock country and recei...

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Driver grabs, fires San Jose Police officer’s holstered gun during traffic stop

A police officer sustained a minor injury during a traffic stop in East San Jose in which the driver grabbed the officer’s holstered gun and fired a round. The incident occurred at 6:42 p.m. Friday near the 500 block of Avalani Avenue, not far from the intersection of King and McKee roads. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment and released a few hours later, San Jose police Sgt. Christian Camarillo said in an email. The San Jose Police Department did not immediately respond to a question about whether the injury was from a gunshot wound. No other information was immediately available. Related Articles Dublin: Police investigating homicide near BART Richmond man arrested in connection with Gilroy stabbing 2...

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The North Face Cyber Monday 2020 sale is live now — you can save 30% on winter jackets, fleeces, and more

  Summary List Placement The North Face's Cyber Monday 2020 Sale is happening now. Until November 30, you can save 30% on select items across the site. You can also find The North Face on sale at retailers like Nordstrom, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Macy's. The deals include discounts on men's, women's, and kids' clothing, as well as accessories like hats, gloves, shoes, scarves, and more. We're also keeping tabs on Cyber Monday deals available online on Amazon, Target, Walmart, The Home Depot, and more. See our guide to the best overall Cyber Monday deals here. To potentially save more this Cyber Monday, visit Insider Coupons and check out our most up-to-date discounts at The North Face. The North Face's Cyber Monday 2020 Sale is happening now. Until November 30, you can save 30% on selec

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Cyber Monday is a great time to shop for a new mattress — these are the best mattress deals from Purple, Helix, Casper, and more

  Summary List Placement Cyber Monday 2020 is less than 48 hours away, and like we saw on Black Friday, many major mattress brands will offer or continue to run great sitewide deals. Brands like Leesa, Casper, Tempur-Pedic, Purple, and Tuft & Needle are among just a few that will offer Cyber Monday deals with savings of hundreds of dollars. Find out more about the best mattresses here as they may be on sale during Cyber Monday this year.  We're also covering Cyber Monday 2020 deals here, so check them out for even more savings. Cyber Monday is a particularly good time to shop for holiday gifts, tech, smart TVs, new mattresses, and more. Many of our favorite mattress brands take this time to offer some of their best discounts of the year on their popular mattresses and other bedding. 

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Bulls aren’t the only team with high hopes

New coach Billy Donovan brings his impressive coaching chops to the Bulls. | Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesIn the Eastern Conference, just about every team has something to look forward to this season. With NBA camps set to open, it’s a fun “what if’’ game to kick around. What if former Bulls vice president of basketball operations John Paxson hadn’t let ownership know last December that it should begin a search for a new front office? Would Gar Forman still be the general manager Tuesday, when whistles start blowing at the Advocate Center? The rebuild was failing, and Paxson and Forman were growing apart. Paxson had long been aware that Forman privately didn’t have his back all the time on the college scouting trail. But loyalty is an important fabric in the Jerry Reinsdorf wardrobe, so perhap

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