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American Medical Association slams Trump’s claim that doctors are making money from listing COVID-19 as cause of death, as cases continue to climb

Summary List PlacementThe American Medical Association hit back on Friday after President Donald Trump falsely suggested doctors are inflating COVID-19 death counts for money, as cases continue to climb across the country. During a Michigan rally on Friday, the president lamented the increase in coronavirus cases, blaming it on an increase in testing, a claim his own testing czar has disputed. He then said doctors are improperly citing COVID-19 as a cause of death in some cases for monetary gain. "You know, our doctors get more money if someone dies from COVID. You know that, right?" Trump asked the crowd. He characterized US doctors on the frontlines of coronavirus as saying, "When in doubt, choose COVID," for the cause of death. "Our doctors get more money if someone dies from...

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US again shatters record number of daily new COVID-19 cases with 97,080 — as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, despite Trump’s claims

Summary List PlacementThe US hit a record number of new daily coronavirus cases with 97,080 on Friday, as case numbers continue to grow much faster than testing, according to data from The COVID Tracking Project. The Project counted nearly 1.4 million tests that same day, with nearly 47,000 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and a daily death count of 933. The data also showed that case numbers are rising much more sharply than the number of tests being administered, which The Project called "an indication of uncontrolled spread" of the virus. This contradicts President Donald Trump, who has said repeatedly in recent weeks that the number of coronavirus cases is growing due to increased testing. Case growth is far outpacing testing through the US, suggesting that current case surg...

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CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color

Summary List PlacementExperts advising the Director of the Centers for Disease Control are looking at a measure that would widely distribute a COVID-19 vaccine first to the highest hit areas, usually, areas with a large percentage of people of color, The New York Times reported.  The CDC advisory group said it would be just and fair to set aside the limited supply for this group since that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.  "I see this as a seismic shift," Harald Schmidt, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania told The Times. "We can't go back to colorblind allocation." Business Insider previously reported that Black Americans and people of color have been infected with and have died from COVID-19 at a much higher...

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Horoscope for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020

Moon Alert There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions. The moon is in Taurus. Aries (March 21-April 19) It’s Halloween, and, naturally, this is also a day full of surprises! “Trick or treat!” For your sign, these surprises might also relate to the wealth of your partner or someone else, or inheritances, or something to do with shared property. It’s good day to finish old business, especially something started before Oct. 7. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Oh my! Today the sun is opposite Uranus, which is currently in your sign. This makes you feel rebellious, independent and eager for adventure and excitement. You want something new and different to happen (which very likely will be the case because today is Halloween). Hmmm, the timing is fortuitous. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Som

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$10 million in new federal funding will help get broadband to some rural Utah communities

Ivan Christensen, Millard School District transportation director, tapes a Wi-Fi password to the window of a school bus in Delta on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The district is helping students who may lack home internet access for school assignments from falling behind by parking school buses equipped with Wi-Fi around the district. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — New, multimillion-dollar grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday will help make some inroads, albeit small ones, for the 100,000-plus Utahns who have no access to high-speed internet service. The gap between those who do, and do not, have robust internet connectivity, also known as the digital divide, has been underscored by restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, with reside

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East Oakland injury shooting under investigation

OAKLAND — Police were at the scene of an injury shooting in an East Oakland neighborhood Friday night, authorities said. Just after 8:30 p.m., police responded to reports of ShotSpotter activity near 89rd Avenue and International Boulevard. When officers arrived, they found a man who had been sitting in a vehicle in the 1400 block of 89th when he was struck by at least one gunshot to his torso, and began working to provide life-saving care. Other officers arrived and found additional evidence of a shooting, including multiple casings on the ground. Officers worked to control traffic control by blocking off 89th Avenue between International Boulevard and Holly Street and westbound International traffic at 90th Avenue. The man’s condition was not immediately available late Friday. For infor...

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1 killed, 3 seriously wounded in Morgan Park shooting

Four people were shot, one fatally, in Morgan Park Friday night. | Sun-Times file photo The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department officials. Four people were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting Friday in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene, fire officials said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not identified him. The other three who were shot, including a 16-year-old boy, were in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. Two of them — the teen and a 27-year-old man — were taken to Christ Medical Center, while a 30-yea...

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1 killed, 3 seriously wounded in Morgan Park shooting

Four people were shot, one fatally, Oct. 30, 2020, in Morgan Park. | Sun-Times file photo The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Four people were wounded, one of them fatally, Friday in a shooting in Morgan Park on the Far South Side. The shooting happened about 9:25 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene, fire officials said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not identified him. Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were in serious-to-critical condition following the shooting, fire officials said. The teen was taken to Christ Medical Center with a 27-year-old man, while another man, 30, wa...

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5 potential breakout players for UCLA football in 2020

There was offseason turnover at positions such as tight end and linebacker that will require UCLA to find new faces to fill the void this season. The five players on this list include returning players who will have to take on a bigger role and incoming graduate transfers who can apply what they learned with another program to help the Bruins in 2020: Jordan Wilson, TE, Sr. – The tight end has played the last three seasons for the Bruins, but Wilson has the opportunity to take on a bigger role with the early departure of Devin Asiasi. Asiasi started all 12 games in 2019 and was drafted by the New England Patriots in April. Tight ends played a crucial role in the offense during conference play last season, including the final three games, when Asiasi had 18 catches for 312 yards. Wilson did

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Teen boy grazed in Archer Heights shooting

A teenage boy was shot Oct. 30, 2020, in Archer Heights. | Sun-Times file photo The boy, 16, got into an argument with a person he knew about 8:05 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Tripp Avenue, Chicago police said. A teenage boy was grazed in a shooting Friday after an argument in Archer Heights on the Southwest Side. The boy, 16, got into an argument with a person he knew about 8:05 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Tripp Avenue, Chicago police said. The person pulled out a gun and opened fire, grazing the boy on the shoulder. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Democrats up and down the ballot stump for the ‘Fair Tax’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker urges people to vote for a major piece of his 2018 campaign platform — a move to a graduated income tax. | Screenshot The Zoom “rally” featured a who’s-who of Illinois politics, including Pritzker, Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County State’s Attorney, Kim Foxx. High-ranking Illinois Democrats rallied Friday night in a last-ditch effort to convince residents to vote for the proposed move to a graduated income tax, a flagship campaign item for Gov. J.B. Pritzker. The Zoom “rally” featured a who’s-who of state politics, including Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton, Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County State’s Attorn

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How to add OneDrive to the File Explorer in Windows 10, so that you always have access to your saved files

Summary List PlacementOver the last few years, Microsoft has tightly integrated OneDrive, its cloud storage service, into Windows. Using OneDrive used to be a cumbersome pain — now, OneDrive is built right into Windows, and can be used automatically. As soon as you install OneDrive on a PC and set up your account, you should see OneDrive and all its subfolders in the File Explorer.  Here's how to make sure OneDrive will appear. How to add OneDrive to the File Explorer To see your OneDrive files in the File Explorer, you need to link your computer to your OneDrive account.  1. Click the Start search box and type "OneDrive." When OneDrive appears in the search results, click it.  2. Enter the email address that's associated with your OneDrive account and click "Sign in," and then enter yo...

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Canoga Park pub keeps creating happy memories

It was a Monday, Nancy Fairley recalls, the first day she and her husband, Patrick, opened Scotland Yard Pub in Canoga Park in 1988 to a rousing business — one guy sitting alone at the end of the bar nursing a Budweiser. He was an odd man, Nancy says, just sitting there eyeing the woman tending bar, never saying a word. Maybe they should close early and get this guy out of there, she thought. It wasn’t like they were doing a great business. One customer, one beer all night. At this rate, she and Pat would be out of business and back in Scotland in no time. The guy at the end of the bar came back a few nights later, and did the same thing, but now the bar had a few more customers, and the he didn’t stand out as much. This went on a few more weeks, then he stopped coming in. A few weeks late

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How to connect a PS4 controller to your iPhone in 4 simple steps, and play mobile games with a real controller

Summary List PlacementAs addicting and fun as iPhone games are to play, some gameplay mechanics can be tricky to navigate when all you have is a touchscreen. This is especially true for first-person shooters, and other games that require fine movement. But there's good news for PlayStation 4 gamers: You can connect your PS4 controller to your iPhone, and use it to play iPhone games. Note that not all games have controller support, and the App Store generally won't tell you which games allow it or not. The only real way to tell is to do research online, or test it yourself. You can get started by connecting your PS4 controller through the iPhone's Bluetooth menu. How to connect a PS4 controller to an iPhone 1. On your PS4 controller, press the PlayStation and Share buttons. Hold both dow...

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