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One person injured in single-vehicle rollover crash in Adams County.

A person was injured Saturday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Adams County.

The crash happened at about 10:15 a.m. at the exchange of eastbound U.S. Highway 36 and northbound Interstate 25, according to the Adams County Fire Rescue. A person was trapped in the mangled vehicle and had to be extricated from it. That person was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may cost more than $26 billion — and the estimate keeps rising

  • The cost to put on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is estimated at more than $26 billion.
  • Postponing the games for one year added another $2.8 billion to the estimated total.
  • The Japanese public is largely opposed to holding the games, and there’s still a chance they will be canceled.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics are already the most expensive summer games ever.

And that’s before the games have even taken place.

The Japanese public is largely against holding the Olympics, and there’s no guarantee they will happen at all. Now, the City of Tokyo, the International Olympic Committee, and athletes themselves are bleeding cash to keep the dream alive.

Watch the story on Business Insider Today »

Disney World Modifies Mask Policy For Dining Locations

Disney World has again updated its face mask policy, saying visitors at dining locations must wear their face masks while “standing, waiting or sitting.”

The theme park has updated its protocols several times during the pandemic. But the face mask policy for dining locations was not specific, aside from an admonition that visitors keep their face masks up unless “actively eating while stationary” at the parks and Disney Springs.

“Face coverings for each Guest age 2 and up, which must be worn in all public areas and can only be removed while actively eating or drinking,” reads the policy on the Disney World website. “Face coverings must be worn while standing, waiting, or sitting in dining locations.”

The policy on masks even with hose who have been vaccinated for Covid-19.

Disneyland theme park remains closed, although the retail areas and restaurants are open with capacity restrictions.

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L.A. County Coronavirus Update: Officials Report 1,730 New Cases As FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson’s One-Shot Vaccine

Coronavirus cases in Los Angeles county continue to climb down from the record-breaking highs of the fatal holiday surge. On Saturday Los Angeles Public Health recorded 1,730 new confirmed cases – a significant decrease from the 6,917 cases reported exactly a month ago.

While the falling case statistics and rising vaccination rates seem to be promising, officials urge Angelenos to remain vigilant in practicing safety protocol as the virus continues to take lives. In addition to new cases, officials also reported 93 new deaths and 1,733 current hospitalizations.

The latest coronavirus counts for Los Angeles County come as the FDA approved the one-shot Covid-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson. Patients who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will only need one shot, as opposed to the two doses required from the Modern and Pfizer vaccinations.

On Friday California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California will receive a large shipment of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine.

The latest Los Angeles count also comes at the heels of the House’s approval of the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief and recovery bill. Passed early Saturday, the American Rescue Plan will increase unemployment benefits, housing assistance and direct payments. Read more about it here.

To date Los Angeles County officials have reported a total of 1, 190,894 coronavirus cases and 21,328 deaths caused by the virus.

 

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Man dies after stabbing in Whakatane

A 31-year-old man has died following a stabbing in Waiohau Whakatane overnight at about 2am.

A police spokesperson said police are following lines of enquiry and want anyone to come forward who may have witnessed the incident.

”We encourage anyone to contact us immediately with any information which can assist with this investigation.”

Contact Police on 105 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

Herald afternoon quiz: February 28

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NS&I to offer new savings bond, HM Treasury says – Rishi Sunak calls move ‘world first’

Martin Lewis reveals top normal savings accounts

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The UK will launch the world’s first sovereign green savings bond for retail investors, allowing savers to help drive the country’s transition to net zero by 2050, the Chancellor is expected to announce at Budget next week. HM Treasury said last night the green savings bond will be offered through NS&I.