New 3-week COVID-19 restrictions to shut down Michigan colleges, high schools, casinos
DETROIT — In-person classes at high schools and colleges statewide will be suspended for three weeks along with eat-in dining at restaurants and bars under sweeping new restrictions aimed at reining in the exponential growth of coronavirus cases in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday.The new restrictions are to take effect Wednesday, and include the cancellation of organized sports and group exercise classes, though gyms may remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures, and professional and college athletics may continue.Casinos and movie theaters also will have...
Detroit Free Press
'Just tired of coming up short.' TCU falls flat in 24-6 loss at West Virginia.
Junior safety Trevon Moehrig didn’t take long to describe the mood in TCU’s locker room on Saturday.There weren’t many positive emotions following a 24-6 loss to West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., as the Horned Frogs scored their fewest points in three-plus seasons and snapped a brief two-game winning streak.“Just tired of coming up short,” said Moehrig, who finished with 10 tackles. “Just tired of losing. Just trying to get back on that winning side again.”TCU (3-4 overall, 3-4 Big 12) fell to below .500 once again and is now 15-17 since the start of the 2018 season.Saturday saw a number of ...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Commentary: Biden's choice: Reform or recovery?
When Joe Biden assumes the presidency in January, which is overwhelmingly likely as I write this, he will face an important decision: Should priority be given to reform or recovery? In my view, recovery should take precedence.In early 1933, Franklin Roosevelt took office at the low point of the Great Depression and faced a similar choice. He decided to pursue both objectives simultaneously. My research suggests that while FDR’s recovery measures boosted the economy, his reform initiatives slowed the recovery. In late 1933, the hugely influential economist (and progressive hero) John Maynard Ke...
Tribune News Service
Feds: WV man supplied Boogaloo Boys with rifle converters, including to accused California cop killer
SAN JOSE, Calif. — For the second time in two weeks, federal authorities have publicly linked a suspected follower of the so-called Boogaloo movement to Steven Carrillo, the U.S. Air Force sergeant accused of assassinating two California law enforcement officers in separate incidents.This time, authorities say that Carrillo, 32, purchased a device from a West Virginia man that was designed to convert an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle into a fully automatic. The alleged purchase was made in January, four months before Carrillo and a Millbrae man he’d met on a Boogaloo Facebook group traveled to the...
The Mercury News
Nursing homes still don't have enough PPE, study says
N95 and surgical masks, the backbone of protection against viruses in medical facilities, were still in short supply in many nursing homes at the end of the summer, according to a new analysis of federal data.A report released Tuesday by the nonprofit U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that one-fifth of nursing homes in late August had less than a week’s supply of some type of critical personal protective equipment (PPE). That is considered a dangerously low supply. The new report used data submitted by nursing homes to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.Nursing home residents have ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Ron Grossman: Pondering how to parlay a Biden victory into a more united country
With Joe Biden’s poll numbers holding strong, my wife and I cautiously look forward to Nov. 3 as a day of deliverance. So, too, does virtually everyone we know. Yet for the 40% or so of voters who back Donald Trump, his defeat would make the day of the election seem the eve of the apocalypse.So if our fractured nation is to be made whole again, it is imperative that we liberals, if we achieve a victory, celebrate without gloating.That means holding off on a cutting-edge agenda. A program such as the Green New Deal may sound like progress to us but would look to them like we’re rubbing it in.Su...
Q&A: With Spike Carlsen, author of 'A Walk Around the Block'
Spike Carlsen wrote a book about awe walking. That was before he’d even heard the term.His new book, “A Walk Around the Block,” is about noticing and maybe even appreciating all the amazing things right in front of you.Of course, you may not think the wastewater system beneath the street — or the street itself — is all that amazing. But Carlsen does. And if you read the Minnesota author’s deeply researched, breezily written book (his seventh), it’s likely that his infectious curiosity will rub off on you. As he promises in his introduction, “knowing the inner workings of the world outside your...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Susan Tompor: Social media scams skyrocket during the COVID-19 crisis
Social media is a great way to spot a sweet picture of your little niece getting a flu shot or your nephew scoring that big goal in hockey — especially as we try to embrace a new socially-distant lifestyle.But the scammers know exactly where to find you during the fight against the spread of COVID-19.Social media isn’t just for keeping up with family — or arguing about politics. You suddenly might be scrolling through Facebook one day and spot a way to track down a missing stimulus payment.Or find a new love of your life. Or a job. Or a great deal on a pair of designer shoes.And, you might los...
Detroit Free Press
Les Miles is 'glad to be back' at work after experiencing 'minor' symptoms from COVID
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas football coach Les Miles has resumed in-person coaching duties this week in preparation for Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown against Kansas State, he reported Monday.Miles 66, did not make the trip to Morgantown, West Virginia on Saturday for KU’s 38-17 loss to WVU. He instead passed the head coaching duties to recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach Josh Eargle after testing positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 8.“Glad to be back,” Miles said during Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference.He had spent 10 days at his West Lawrence home in isolation after testing positive. He said ...
The Kansas City Star
Kansas leads early, then struggles rest of the way in loss at West Virginia
Kansas’ football players carried a “win one for their coach” mentality into Saturday’s Big 12 game at West Virginia.“We are gonna go play for him today. You better believe that … They (players) are totally committed to the cause. We’re gonna get this one for Coach Miles,” acting KU coach Josh Eargle said prior to kickoff on the Jayhawk radio network.The fired-up Jayhawks, motivated to play well for head coach Les Miles, who was back in Lawrence watching the game on Fox as he completes a 10-day COVID-19 quarantine, were unable to claim victory, but were competitive for a half in a 38-17 loss be...
The Kansas City Star