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Whole Foods is adding a $10 delivery charge

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner | CNN Business Amazon Prime users must soon say goodbye to free Whole Foods delivery. Starting on October 25, every Whole Foods delivery order placed through Amazon Prime will include a $9.95 delivery charge. Amazon Prime members were notified of the change via email Friday. The new fee is designed to help cover operating costs associated with delivery like equipment and technology without raising grocery prices, a Whole Foods spokesperson said, noting that Whole Foods delivered three times as many orders in 2020 as it did in 2019. Whole Foods piloted the new fee in six markets over the summer — Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; Manchester, New Hampshire; and the greater Detroit, Boston and Chicago areas — before making the move nationally. There are ex...

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New York Declares State of Emergency as Vaccine Deadline Chaos Looms

Angela Weiss/GettyAs tens of thousands of unvaccinated New York healthcare workers are set to be fired on Monday once the state’s COVID-19 vaccination deadline kicks in, Gov. Kathy Hochul has a plan for a potential staffing shortage: a statewide state of emergency. Hochul said preparations were underway Saturday to make an emergency declaration, clearing the way for healthcare workers not licensed in New York to fill in the gaps of those terminated. The declaration will also allow workers from other countries, recent graduates, and retirees to practice in New York. “We are still in a battle against COVID to protect our loved ones, and we need to fight with every tool at our disposal,” Hochul said in a statement. “I commend all of the health care workers who have stepped up to get themsel...

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San Jose State-Western Michigan: What to know before kickoff

SAN JOSE STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN Records: San Jose State (2-1, 1-0 Mountain West); Western Michigan (2-1, 0-0 MAC) Kickoff: 11 a.m. PT, Waldo Stadium, Kalamazoo, Michigan TV: ESPN+ Radio: KTRB (860 AM) Series history: First-ever meeting between the programs, with the Spartans set to host the Broncos next year. Storylines: San Jose State is the only FBS that will travel six different time zones in consecutive contests this season. After a trip to Honolulu resulted in a 17-13 victory at Hawaii, the Spartans travel to the Eastern time zone for an 11 a.m. PST kickoff. The previous weekend had a 9:30 PST start time. The air travel is roughly 8,700 miles. … Western Michigan, which is coming off a 44-41 upset at Pitt and is on a two-game win streak, won’t have its head coach on the sidelines af

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‘It was justice’ – Kourtney Hause reacts to Bruno Fernandes penalty miss in Aston Villa’s win over Manchester United

Fernandes missed from 12 yards in the dying embers of the game (Picture: Getty Images)Kortney Hause says Bruno Fernandes’ penalty miss during Aston Villa’s 1-0 victory over Manchester United was ‘justice’ as he didn’t think his handball should’ve been given. Hause put Villa in front in the 88th minute when he headed in Douglas Luiz corner, but late in stoppage time, the defender conceded a penalty after handling the ball in the box. Fernandes stepped up from 12 yards with the chance to earn United a last-gasp draw, but blazed his effort well over the crossbar to give Villa their first win at Old Trafford in 12 years. Hause scored the winner for Villa late on (Picture: Getty Images)Speaking to BBC Match of the Day after the game, Hause admitted he felt relieved when Fernandes mi...

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California tops nation in economic division

So, is California a good place to do business? Well, my trusty spreadsheet is certain of one thing. No state draws a wider difference of opinions on the quality of its business climate than California. A review of eight state-vs.-state scorecards found wide division when grading the Golden State’s economy. Rankings ran from a third-best showing as a place to start a business in a WalletHub study to being dubbed the worst place to do any business by a CEO magazine survey. To understand the breadth of disagreement, ponder how California scored in my ranking of rankings. When grading the state using the median, or mid-point, of all eight rankings, California had the fifth-best economy. When the average score was used instead, the Golden State ranked 16th. Both results put California in the to

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Prince William to host new BBC show on how to save the environment

Prince William is pushing for a ‘decade of action to repair our planet’ (Picture: PA)The Duke of Cambridge said ‘this is a moment for hope, not fear’, in a trailer for his new TV show about the environment. Prince William will speak to pioneers renowned for finding innovative solution to the most pressing climate issues in the BBC documentary – The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet. In the five-part series, the Queen’s eldest grandson will speak with winners of The Earthshot Prize, a global competition he launched alongside The Royal Foundation in October 2020. Speaking in a short trailer, the Duke said: ‘This is a moment for hope, not fear. ‘It’s for this very reason that I launched the Earthshot Prize, the most ambitious environmental prize in history. A decade of act

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Before MLB postseason begins, try some Chicago trivia

Scott Podsednik is the only Chicago player that has stolen four bases in a game three times. | APWhile we await with glee the excitement of October, it’s a very good time to answer some Chicago baseball questions. Oh my! Is there a better time of the year than this? I’m of course referring to when a Chicago team is heading to the postseason. While we await with glee the excitement of October, it’s a very good time to answer some Chicago baseball questions. Good luck with the Chicago Nine. 1. One Chicago player has stolen four bases in a game three times. Who is he? a. Scott Podsednik b. Juan Pierre c. Luis Aparicio d. Al Capone 2. Which of these Hall of Famers was born in Chicago? a. Robin Yount b. Kirby Puckett c. Lou Boudreau d. Whitey Herzog 3. The Chicago record for doubles in a

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Taliban hang bodies from cranes as group vows to bring back amputations

The Taliban’s brutal methods are once again on display in Afghanistan following the exit of Western troops (Picture: AP/Twitter/@AhmadQasani)WARNING: Graphic image content. The grim reality of Taliban rule is becoming clearer by the day as the group prepares to reintroduce amputations and bodies were left swinging from cranes in town squares. Four corpses were reportedly displayed in public in Herat, a city in the west of Afghanistan, after being killed in a gun battle with security forces. In a video seen by Metro.co.uk but too graphic to publish, one of the dead men is seen dangling from a chain with a sign attached to his torso. He was reportedly killed while taking part in a kidnapping, with the other three bodies displayed in different public areas. The vile display com

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‘Good’ Tesla drivers might be next to get ‘full’ self-driving software

By Craig Trudell and Dana Hull | Bloomberg The wait is almost over for some Tesla customers to get access to driver-assistance technology the company has marketed in controversial ways — as long as they’re on their best behavior. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Friday that the electric-car maker will roll out an updated version of its Full Self-Driving beta software, which until now has only been available to roughly 2,000 people. Those with access to this ever-updating software — a mix of Tesla employees and fervent Musk fans — have for almost a year been honing a system the company has charged as much as $10,000 for customers to use sometime in the future. Tesla says the system, often referred to as FSD, is designed to someday handle both short- and long-distance trips without dri

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Rio Ferdinand explains reason why Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku struggled at Man Utd

Romelu Lukaku rediscovered his form after leaving Manchester United (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)Rio Ferdinand believes Manchester United’s instability meant Romelu Lukaku was unable to find his best form during his time at the club. The Belgian endured mixed fortunes during his two years with the Red Devils. Under Jose Mourinho in his first season he netted 27 goals in 51 games to help his side finish second in the Premier League and reach the FA Cup final. But his second season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw his form decline and the initial five-year contract he signed came to an early end as he was sold to Inter Milan in 2019. In Serie A, Lukaku rediscovered his form as he helped fire Inter to Serie A glory last season that soon led to speculation of a return to the P...

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Gavin Williamson ‘unfollows Boris on Instagram’ after being sacked as minister

Caption: Gavin Williamson unfollows Boris Johnson on Instagram after being sacked (Picture: REX / GETTY)There appears to be no love lost between Gavin Williamson and Boris Johnson after the sacked education secretary apparently unfollowed the Prime Minister on Instagram. Mr Williamson is thought to have taken the social media swipe at his former boss days after he was put out to pasture in last week’s cabinet reshuffle. But the ex-cabinet minister, 45, remains among a select group of just 255 accounts Mr Johnson follows, including his wife, Carrie Johnson, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Mr Williamson, 45, was given his marching orders after his handling of the education department during the pandemic was heavily criticised. He faced calls to quit over a string of cr...

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Towering new turbines spinning in the winds of Altamont Pass

LIVERMORE — If you’ve driven through the Altamont Pass lately, you may have noticed a subtle but important change: fewer wind turbines on the surrounding hillsides, and some of those that remain are much taller. Over the past four years, 569 decades-old turbines have been methodically removed from a 3,400-acre wind farm north of Interstate 580 to make way for 23 strategically placed state-of-the-art machines that reach up to almost 500 feet at the tips of their massive rotor blades. “These wind turbines are going to deliver enough clean energy to power 47,000 East Bay homes annually,” Nick Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy, said ahead of Friday’s ceremonial ribbon cutting marking completion of the four-year Summit Winds project. Chaset said the “repowered” wind farm — owned by Green

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Emma Raducanu given Spitting Image treatment with comical puppet following US Open triumph

Emma Raducanu has been given a Spitting Image puppet (Picture: Getty/PA)Emma Raducanu has been given the Spitting Image treatment after her US Open win. A puppet of the tennis superstar, 18, will feature in Saturday’s episode of the satirical comedy show. A first-look image shows her puppet wielding a tennis racket, wearing a white lightweight training jacket and her trademark yellow visor cap. This may be the British no. 1’s first appearance in the show, but she has been mentioned before on Spitting Image. In a previous sketch, the Queen was seen writing a congratulatory letter to the tennis player, leading to a rant about Canada. Raducanu, from Bromley, has enjoyed a whirlwind few weeks since she became the first qualifier to win a grand slam title and the first British...

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Red Sox Pitcher Tanner Houck’s Fiancée Stuns In Bikini, “Gorgeous Smile”

Tanner Houck is the 6’5″ right-handed pitcher on the legendary MLB team, the Boston Red Sox. The 25-year-old played college baseball at the University of Missouri before being selected by the Red Sox in the 2017 MLB Draft. Houck (#89) earned his first major-league save on July 16, 2021, pitching the final three innings of a 4–0 win over the Yankees in The Bronx. Houck might be recalled again on Saturday, September 25, as the Yankees try to secure the top AL Wild Card spot at Fenway Park. (Yankees crushed the Red Sox, 8-3, Friday night.) View this post on Instagram A post shared by abby vazquez (@abigail.lee.vazquez) When not on the mound, Tanner spends time with his gorgeous fiancée, Abby Vazquez, who looks great in a bikini as seen below. M...

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Molly-Mae Hague gets lump removed from breast and finger as she shares hospital snaps

Molly-Mae Hague encouraged fans to ‘check your bodies’ (Pictures: BACKGRID / Instagram @mollymae)Molly-Mae Hague has shared photos of herself in hospital, explaining she had a lump removed from her breast and finger. The Love Island star encouraged fans to ‘check your bodies’ as she shared an update. Smiling in her hospital bed and clutching her teddy Ellie Belly, who was an unexpected star of Love Island, Molly-Mae wrote: ‘I spoke about a lump on my boob on a recent vlog of mine, well I had it removed today. ‘Check your bodies people!!!’ She also shared a photo of her hand bandaged up, adding: ‘Also had a lump removed from my finger that I’ve spoken about a few times too. ‘Also having a canula [sic] put in my hand has always been without a doubt my BIGGEST fear…so that in...

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