TRENDING NEWS Archives for 2020-10

Gas prices below $2: Coming to a gas station near you (if they're not already)

A customer wearing gloves refuels at a Kwik Trip gas station in Appleton, Wisconsin, U.S., on Tuesday, April 20, 2020. Of all the wild, unprecedented swings in financial markets since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, none has been more jaw-dropping than Monday's collapse in a key segment of U.S. oil trading. (Lauren Justice/Bloomberg via Getty Images) 

SOURCE: Bloomberg

 

More than half of the 140,000 gas stations in the U.S. now are selling gas for just under $2 a gallon. And gas that cheap will soon be coming to many consumers in the rest of the nation.

With oil prices dropping due to concerns about a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic eating deeply into demand, gas prices are now down to levels nationwide not seen in more than four months, when the country was coming out of lockdowns and the economy was just restarting.

 

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CDC lifts ban on cruises and paves way for return to sailing

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. —

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced that it will allow its no-sail order to expire this weekend. The no-sail order has been in place since mid-March due to the coronavirus but will expire on Saturday night and not be extended, the CDC said.

 

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Here's why we celebrate Halloween

Although it's fun to dress in disguise and collect treats, there's much more to Halloween than many realize. The history of the holiday goes back many, many years — and it's even more wicked than you might think. Here's a rundown on how Halloween came to be. You already know that Halloween takes place on Oct. 31, but here's something you might not know: The word literally means "hallowed evening" and was known to early European celebrators as All Hallows' Eve. All Hallows' Eve (Oct. 31) and All Saints' Day (Nov. 1) both paid homage to saints ("hallows" = saints). The name was eventually shortened to "Halloween."

 

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Los Angeles Dodgers win 1st World Series title since 1988

Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates after scoring a run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. SOURCE: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

 

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Sea Pines neighborhood flooding discussed at Lantana Town meeting

LANTANA, Fla. —

Several homeowners from the Sea Pines neighborhood came to Monday’s meeting in hopes of understanding what the town is doing to help them with the flooding but those we spoke with said they feel this is the beginning of a long road. “I mean we definitely got some answers but there is so much more to come here, and I feel like they didn’t really communicate with us until we screamed out loud,” said Kathryn DeFrancisco, a Sea Pine resident.

 

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Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of first nest found in US

Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Blaine, Wash.  SOURCE: Elaine Thompson/AP

 

BLAINE, Wash. —

Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops.

 

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City of Palm Beach Gardens Upcoming Mosquito Control Spraying

The City of Palm Beach Gardens Public Services Division will spraying for mosquitoes during the week of October 26th. Spraying will occur throughout the City over a period of three days, weather permitting, between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. The City-wide mosquito spraying treatment will utilize the chemical called Duet®, a dual-action adulticide, to combat night and daytime flying mosquitoes. The proven active ingredients being used are prallethrin and sumithrin. The City will also utilize Merus 3.0, containing the active ingredient pyrethrins. If you have questions concerning mosquito spraying, please contact Daniel Widdick at 561-804-7044 or Theresa Gonzalez at 561-804-7034.

 

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Walmart, Best Buy among major retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Holiday shopping will look a lot different this year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, multiple major retailers have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

 

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Free rapid COVID-19 testing available at Fitteam BallPark

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

The Florida Department of Emergency Management is working with Palm Beach County’s Fitteam BallPark and Abbott BinaxNOW, which is the company behind the free rapid antigen tests now being administered on site. Experts with the company say the way the test works is it detects a protein that is typically found with the virus.

 

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Bruce Willis reprises 'Die Hard' role in unexpected way

"Die Hard" is one of those all-time classic movies. The first two sequels are pretty fun, too. The others... not so much, but they can't take away from the first film being something we watch every year, and it doesn't even need to be at Christmas. Now Bruce Willis has reprised the role once again, only this time it's for a car battery commercial.

 

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Information for Florida voters for 2020 general election

In the upcoming 2020 general election, voters in Florida will make their picks for the President of the United States.

 

Tuesday November 3. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Lines at the polls are longest before work, during the lunch hour and after work. Voters can save time by voting during “off-peak” hours, usually from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Any voter who is standing in line at 7 p.m. is still eligible to cast a vote.

 

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Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Mullen, whose football program was shut down earlier this week amid an outbreak of COVID-19, announced that he tested positive for the virus in a social media post.

 

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7 easy ways to keep your jack-o'-lanterns from rotting

From squash skulls to pumpkin owls, there's no end to the squash-tastic creations you can make to celebrate Halloween. But that excitement quickly fades as you watch the pumpkin that took you forever to carve wither away on your porch. It's inevitable that your pumpkins will rot, but we've rounded up some handy tips that will keep your crafty carvings intact for longer. First, make sure you're buying a gourd from a local pumpkin patch. Since it's grown on-site, it will be spared from any damage it would have experienced in shipping. Second, make sure whichever gourd you pick is firm. If you feel any soft spots, the rotting process will start sooner rather than later (if it hasn't started already).

 

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Face mask no longer mandatory in Martin County

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. —

Martin County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to repeal the county's face mask mandate.

The vote comes after another day of passionate debate before the commission.

 

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http://MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Martin County Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to repeal the county's face mask mandate. The vote comes after another day of passionate debate before the commission.

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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

LISBON, Portugal —

Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Portuguese soccer federation said Tuesday. The federation said Ronaldo was doing well and had no symptoms. It did not say when he tested positive.

 

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here, so get ready for some serious savings

Pic: Amazon Prime Day 2018

 

Amazon Prime Day is today and tomorrow, and this year it’s going to be bigger than ever. You can expect more than a million deals online that you won't want to miss.

Though typically held in mid-July, Amazon chose to hold off on hosting their annual special savings event due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

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Carnival canceling November cruises from Port Canaveral, Miami

Carnival Liberty

 

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. —

Carnival Cruise Lines announced on Monday that it will be canceling cruises out of Port Canaveral and Miami through November. The company had previously said that following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s extension to the no-sail order for cruise ships, all cruises from all U.S. home ports except Port Canaveral and Miami would canceled through December.

 

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Reports: Patriots star Stephon Gilmore, more Titans players test positive for coronavirus

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —

New England Patriots defensive star Stephon Gilmore has tested positive for the coronavirus, ESPN and the NFL Network reported Wednesday, adding to the list of positive cases around the NFL and prompting more questions about the future of upcoming games and league protocols.

The cornerback and 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year joined quarterback Cam Newton and practice-squad defensive lineman Bill Murray on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

 

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Palm Beach County offering grant money to homeowners impacted by COVID-19

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

Homeowners in Palm Beach County who have had a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can now apply for grant money. County leaders say the second round of the Mortgage Assistance Program will use a portion of the county’s $261 million from the federal CARES Act, which was approved by congress.

 

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Forfeits possible for NFL coronavirus protocol violations

The official NFL logo is seen on the back of a hat in Los Angeles on July 21, 2020. 

SOURCE: CHRIS DELMAS AFP via Getty Images

 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has warned the league's 32 teams of penalties including potential forfeits of games for violations of COVID-19 protocols that force changes in the regular-season schedule. In a memo sent to the teams Monday after a conference call involving NFL and club executives, Goodell reiterated the need to adhere fully to all of the league's health and safety guidelines.

 

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Actor Rick Moranis sucker punched while walking in NYC

FILE - In this May 1994 file photo, actor Rick Moranis is shown at an unknown location. A law enforcement official tells the Associated Press that Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, on a sidewalk near New York’s Central Park. Moranis took himself to the hospital and later went to a police station to report the incident, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident and did so on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/File) 

SOURCE: AP Photo/File

 

Actor Rick Moranis was sucker punched by an unknown assailant while walking Thursday on a sidewalk near New York's Central Park, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

Surveillance video shows a man wearing a black “I (heart) NY” sweatshirt and a backpack hitting the 67-year-old “Ghostbusters” star and knocking him to the ground around 7:24 a.m. Thursday.

 

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Palm Beach County officials update residents on halloween and voting

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —

The Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner and other county officials held their weekly COVID-19 press conference where they spoke about Halloween during a pandemic, the current positivity rate, and important election information. When asked what Halloween could look like Kerner said they will not be placing any restrictions and suggested families do what is best for them.

 

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CDC extends cruise ship no-sail order through the end of October

Florida, Port of Miami, Row of cruise ships docked, non-essential business due to Coronavirus. 

SOURCE: Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday an extension to the no-sail order for cruise ships, restricting cruise ships from operating out of caution for the coronavirus pandemic. The order suspends operations for cruise ships that can carry above 250 passengers through the end of October.

 

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All Palm Beach County businesses allowed to reopen at 100% capacity

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. —

There were some empty tables at Three Forks Steakhouse in Palm Beach Gardens Wednesday night. Wednesdays are traditionally a slow night for restaurants. But that was the only reason Three Forks wasn’t full. For the first time in more than six months, all pandemic restrictions on restaurants have been lifted in Palm Beach County.

 

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