CDC Recommends That All People Avoid Travel on Cruise Ships
CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, citing risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high.
- Passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19
- NOTE: Oct. 30,CDC Issues Guidelines for Phased Resumption of Cruise Operations
Man dies after being shot multiple times in Thornton
Thornton police are investigating a case in which a man was shot multiple times Friday night, resulting in his death.
Police responded to a shots fired call at 11:20 p.m. Friday at the 1100 block of West 96th Avenue. The victim, a male, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
G-20 Set to Pledge to Ensure Fair Distribution of Covid Vaccines
Leaders of the world’s biggest economies on Sunday will dedicate themselves to financing equal access to Covid-19 testing, treatments and vaccines, and will encourage bondholders to provide private relief to poor countries, according to a draft of their statement.
On medicines and vaccines, the Group of 20 will vow to “spare no effort to ensure their affordable and equitable access for all people, consistent with members’ commitments to incentivize innovation,” according to the draft obtained by Bloomberg News. “We recognize the role of extensive immunization as a global public good.”
The leaders will acknowledge a lack of participation by private creditors in the G-20 debt relief plan, known as the Debt Service Suspension Initiative, and will “strongly encourage” them to participate on comparable terms to official bilateral creditors, according to the draft. It also plans to encourage multilateral development banks to do more to support the initiative, which last month was extended through June.
Reuters earlier reported the G-20 plans.
Governments will recognize that debt treatments beyond the initiative may be required on a case-by-case basis given the scale of the crisis, citing the “significant debt vulnerabilities and deteriorating outlook” in many low-income countries. The G-20 will endorse the Common Framework for debt treatments beyond the plan, according to the draft.
Pennsylvania judge throws out Trump lawsuit, clearing way for Biden win
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A Pennsylvania judge threw out a lawsuit that sought to prevent the state from certifying the election results in favor of President-elect Joe Biden, who won the state by about 80,000 votes.
U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann in Williamsport, Penn., rejected a request by the Trump campaign for an injunction that would stop the certification of the election as the campaign seeks to overturn results is swing states across the country.
The president argued the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law was violated by the state when counties took different measures to inform voters of technical issues that arose with the unprecedented number of mail-in ballots.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Liam Hemsworth sells fire-damaged Malibu house for nearly half the price
Liam Hemsworth is cutting his losses and moving on, despite losing millions in the bargain.
The “Hunger Games” star has sold his 7.4 acre Malibu estate that he shared with his ex-wife Miley Cyrus for the bargain basement price of $3.6 million — almost half of what he bought it for in 2014.
The cut rate price is due to the Woolsey Fire that ravaged the area and the home in 2018, burning it almost to the ground.
The unidentified buyer bought the two lots the former home stood on, a burned out concrete foundation, “an untouched pool, plus acres of semi-charred rolling hills,” according to Dirt.
Back in 2014, when Hemsworth bought the property for $6.8 million, the site notes the spread included “a long driveway that meandered over a gurgling creek, an updated 1950s ranch-style house, a recording studio, detached writing studio, concrete barn, and a big grassy lawn. The property is nestled deep into the rolling Malibu hills, within a private gated community where other homeowners include Megan Fox, Emmy-winning producers Marcy Carsey and Richard Appel, and helicopter heiress Cindy Robinson.”
Cyrus loved the place so much she wrote her song “Malibu” about it and bought the smaller house next door — which somehow survived the fire and which she still owns.
As for Hemsworth, he now lives outside Sydney, Australia and dropped $4.25 million on a spread in Byron Bay.
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U.K.’s Johnson Discussed Replacing Patel in New Year, Times Says
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has discussed replacing Home Secretary Priti Patel when he reshuffles his cabinet in the New Year, the Times of Londonreported, citing unidentified people.
Johnson is considering the move because Patel has been unable to control the flow of asylum seekers into the country, according to the report. On Friday, the prime minister overruled an inquiry’s findings that Patel had broken the ministerial behavior code by bullying civil servants.
U.K. Ethics Adviser Quits After Johnson Clears Patel of Bullying
Kit Malthouse, the policing minister, is tipped to take over Patel’s job, the Times says. Michael Gove and Dominic Raab are also in consideration. Patel is expected to become party chairwoman.