Polio detected in New York City sewage suggesting local circulation of virus, health officials say
Polio has been detected in New York City, suggesting local circulation of the virus, health officials said on Friday. New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett called the findings alarming. Bassett said local and federal health officials are aggressively assessing how far polio has spread in the city and in New York state. Polio can result in permanent paralysis of the arms and legs and death in some cases. Health officials are calling on people who are not vaccinated to get their shots immediately.cnbc.com
How Gov. Greg Abbott exported a border crisis to New York City
New York City was not initially a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east. That changed after NYC Mayor Eric Adams launched his war of words against Abbott, who’s now sending hundreds to the Big Apple.
Trump has until Friday afternoon to decide to whether to fight the release of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant. His team is considering challenging the motion, per reports.
Former President Donald Trump could himself unilaterally release the search warrant and receipt of goods taken by the FBI. But it might not help him.news.yahoo.com
Fox News host calls out GOP for attacking the FBI after raid on Trump's home: 'Whatever happened to the Republican party backing the blue?'
For years, the GOP has portrayed itself as the "law and order" party. But it's singing a very different tune following the FBI raid at Trump's home.news.yahoo.com
CDC eases Covid guidance as U.S. has more tools to fight the virus and keep people out of the hospital
A sign outside of a hospital advertises COVID-19 testing on November 19, 2021 in New York City. People who are not up to date on their vaccines no longer need to quarantine if they have been exposed to Covid-19, according to the new CDC guidance. But people with weakened immune systems and those who were hospitalized should also consult a physician before ending isolation. The U.S. is currently reporting more than more than 107,000 new cases a day on average, according to the CDC. About 6,000 people with Covid are admitted to the hospital a day on average, according to the CDC data.cnbc.com
NYC Mayor Eric Adams blasts Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after second bus of migrants arrives: ‘This is horrific’
New York City Mayor Eric Adams lashed out at Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after a second bus full of illegal migrants arrived in the Big Apple, calling the Republican's move "horrific."news.yahoo.com
Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is now busing migrants to New York City
Greg Abbott announced Friday that Texas is now busing migrants from the Mexican border to New York City, the state’s latest confrontation with an East Coast city over the influx at the border. Abbott’s office said the first bus to New York City would arrive Friday morning at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It comes months after Texas began offering migrants bus rides to Washington, D.C., where the mayor, Muriel Bowser, has said the city is now being overwhelmed. The New York City mayor, Eric Adams, has also expressed alarm, leading Abbott to invite Bowser and Adams to tour the border Monday. “In addition to Washington, D.C., New York City is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said in a news release.mysanantonio.com
Filipino American MMA fighter takes down NYC man accused of six separate unprovoked attacks
A Filipino American mixed martial artist reportedly stopped an attacker after witnessing him hit another man in an unprovoked attack in New York City. Ro Malabanan, a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, was heading to work when saw a homeless man, later identified as 28-year-old Samuel Frazier, sucker-punch a construction worker in SoHo on July 27, according to reports. Witnesses informed Malabanan that Frazier had also attacked other men before the construction worker, prompting the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter to chase after the man.news.yahoo.com
UN Secretary General urges governments to tax 'immoral' oil and gas profits
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during the 2022 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations in New York City on August 1, 2022. WASHINGTON — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments on Wednesday to tax excessive oil and gas profits as the world grapples with an energy crisis triggered in part, by Rusisa's war in Ukraine. "It is immoral for oil and gas companies to be making record profits from this energy crisis on the backs of the poorest people and communities," Guterres said in a speech before the international forum. "This grotesque greed is punishing the poorest and most vulnerable people while destroying our only home," Guterres said, calling for governments to also address the mounting climate crisis. "We are already seeing the warning signs of a wave of economic, social and political upheaval that would leave no country untouched," he added.cnbc.com
Yum Brands reports mixed results, stronger sales for Taco Bell
A woman walks past a Taco Bell Cantina on July 30, 2020 in New York City. Yum Brands on Wednesday reported mixed quarterly results, but said Taco Bell had stronger sales. Shares of the company rose nearly 2% in premarket trading. Excluding items, the restaurant company earned $1.05 per share. Net sales rose 2% to $1.64 billion.cnbc.com
Ex-US congressman among 9 charged in insider trading cases
In one of the most significant attacks by law enforcement on insider trading in a decade, nine people have been charged in four separate and unrelated insider trading schemes They include a former U.S. congressman from Indiana, technology company executives, an investment banker, and a man training to be an FBI agent.