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)
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
The official NFL logo is seen on the back of a hat in Los Angeles on July 21, 2020.
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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.
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)
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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.
Florida, Port of Miami, Row of cruise ships docked, non-essential business due to Coronavirus.
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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.
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.