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Driver dies in solo Union City crash

UNION CITY — A vehicle’s driver found unconscious in a parking lot was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. In a limited statement, police said officers responded at 2:40 p.m. to a report of a solo collision in a parking lot in the 900 block of Whipple Road. When officers arrived, they found the vehicle’s driver was not breathing. Paramedics, who also responded, pronounced the driver, identified only as an adult, dead at the scene. Their identity was not available, pending next-of-kin notification from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Officer coroner’s bureau. Anyone with information or possible vehicle-based surveillance-camera footage may call Union City police Officer Zakariya Ali at 510-675-5222, or the department’s anonymous tip line at 510-675-5207 or may anonymously e-mail t...

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Some Jacksonville hospitals impacted by shortage of dye used in CT scans

Supply chain issues are causing a major medical warning at hospitals across the country. A certain type of dye used in CT scans is in short supply due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China where much of it is manufactured. That can affect a wide variety of medical issues ranging from strokes to traumatic brain injuries. The expected backlog is expected to be resolved by the end of June, but for the time being, some hospitals are monitoring their supply and only using it in the most needed cases. Both the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, along with UF Health, say they’ve been affected by the supply issue. “Along with other health care organizations across the country, Mayo Clinic is affected by a temporarily constrained supply of intravenous contrast. Mayo Clinic is conserving intravenous contrast as

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Business

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 again rose in the city. Numerous residential compounds in the Chinese capital have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain far less severe than in Shanghai, where millions of citizens have been under varying degrees of lockdown for two months. Beijing on Monday reported an uptick in cases to 99, rising from a previous daily average of around 50. In total, China reported 802 new cases Monday, marking a steady decline interrupted only by small-scale localized outbreaks. Despite that, the government has hewed to strict quarantine, lockdown and testing measures under its “zero-COVID” approach, even while the outside world is opening up. ...read...

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Politics

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 again rose in the city. Numerous residential compounds in the Chinese capital have restricted movement in and out, although conditions remain far less severe than in Shanghai, where millions of citizens have been under varying degrees of lockdown for two months. Beijing on Monday reported an uptick in cases to 99, rising from a previous daily average of around 50. In total, China reported 802 new cases Monday, marking a steady decline interrupted only by small-scale localized outbreaks. Despite that, the government has hewed to strict quarantine, lockdown and testing measures under its “zero-COVID” approach, even while the outside world is opening up. ...read...

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Watch: Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins unleashes vicious dunk over Luka Dončić

The dunk was so nice, the officials had to watch it twice. When Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins unleashed a vicious dunk over Mavericks star Luka Dončić in the fourth quarter on Sunday night, Wiggins was initially whistled for an offensive foul. Golden State coach Steve Kerr immediately challenged the call, forcing the officiating crew to take another look at a dunk that will live on highlight reels for years to come. The crew, like the rest of us, were fortunate to be able to see that dunk in slow-motion. "THAT IS A POSTER!" pic.twitter.com/nkwgLi0KPk — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 23, 2022 Upon further review, the officials saw what fans inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas and millions watching on the TNT broadcast did in real time. The Wiggins dunk involved some i...

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Business

Residents voice concern over new residential buildings

Nassau County Commissioners could approve 11 85 foot tall residential buildings at the south end of Amelia Island at a county commissioner Monday night. News4Jax reporter Brie Isom has been speaking to Nassau County residents about the proposed construction. Residents are saying that not only is some of the land critical wildlife, but the beautiful island will never be the same if this goes through. Stevie Allen lives in Yulee. She said she doesn’t want there to be 85 foot buildings built on the south end of Amelia Island. “You’re destroying the character of this island. It’s quiet natural and putting something like this up is going to take away the character,” said Allen. Riverstone Properties would be the company that would build these 11 buildings. They own around 50 acres of land on t

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Migrant back home after 7 years in Mexico jail with no trial

An Indigenous migrant who was accused of kidnapping and jailed in a northern Mexico border city returned to her homeland of Guatemala on Sunday as a free woman after spending more than seven years in prison without a trial. A Mexican court ordered the immediate release of Juana Alonzo Santizo, 35, on Saturday. The court ruled there was no consistent evidence against her, said Netzaí Sandoval, head of Mexico's federal public defenders office. Sandoval, whose office took charge of defending Alonzo in 2021, contends she was tortured and forced to sign a confession that she did not understand because she couldn’t speak Spanish.. The Mayan Chuj woman left her village, San Mateo Ixtatán, in 2014 seeking to migrate to the United States, he said. She was detained by immigration officials while i...

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Entertainment

‘Barry’: Bill Hader and Alec Berg on Season 3’s Themes and Why Sally Deserves Better

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Barry” Season 3, through Episode 5, “crazytimeshitshow.”] When it comes to its titular assassin-turned-actor, “Barry” Season 3 has been rough. Barry Block/Berkman, played by co-creator, executive producer, and director Bill Hader, has been trapped in a downward spiral. He’s killing for hire again. He’s pushed away Sally (Sarah Goldberg), now his ex-girlfriend, and he’s struggled to make amends with Gene (Henry Winkler) — or, really, to even understand how amends should be made. From his uncontrollable outbursts to his disheveled appearance, Barry is not a person anyone should want to be around. Yet part of the magic the series weaves, week after week, is doing just that: “Barry” finds humor in dark and light corners alike. The en

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World

Feds recorded Mike Madigan learning about secret payments to controversial ex-political aide, court records show

Former House Speaker Michael MadiganRich Hein / Sun-Times file Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was recorded on a wiretapped phone call in 2018 discussing with lobbyist confidant Michael McClain a plan to arrange secret payments to a close political ally who had been implicated in a sexual harassment scandal, newly released court documents show. Madigan has always denied any involvement in the scheme in which McClain allegedly arranged with a group of other lobbyists allied with the speaker to make monthly payments to Kevin Quinn, brother of Ald. Marty Quinn and a key member of Madigan’s political organization who had been ousted over his inappropriate treatment of a female co-worker, Alaina Hampton. But in the call from Madigan to McClain on Aug. 29, 2018, McClain is qu

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Business

Florida lawmakers to begin special session about property insurance rates on Monday

In less than 24 hours, there will be a special session to talk about property insurance rates. This is happening while home insurance rates, home values and construction costs are going up. Now, legislators have to figure out how to help the insurance companies and homeowners. Jerry Holland, Duval County Property Appraiser, said the state has a serious crisis. For homeowner claims, Florida has about 8% of homeowner claims for the nation. However, Holland says that’s only part of the story. “Seventy-six percent of the legal claims for homeowners and for property claims are in the state of Florida,” he said. “So theres a lot of litigation. Holland says part of that reason is you can assign your benefits to the contractor to go after the payment for the work. The contractor can go after the

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World

Teen boys, 13 and 16, shot in South Shore

Sun-Times file photo Two teenage boys were wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood. Just before 4 p.m., the teen boys were walking down the street in the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the body while the other, 16, was struck in the leg, police said. Both were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital. Their conditions weren’t known. Area Two detectives are investigating. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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7 dead, 120 others rescued in Philippine ferry fire

A ferry carrying more than 130 people caught fire Monday while approaching a northeastern Philippine province, killing at least seven people while most passengers and crewmembers were rescued, the coast guard said. At least four people remained missing after fire engulfed the M/V Mercraft 2 while it was approaching a seaport in Real town in Quezon province from Polillio island. Many of the 134 passengers and crew were forced to jump into the water, coast guard officials said. The survivors were rescued by vessels in the area, they said. The fire apparently started from the engine room, the officials said. The wreckage has been towed to shore in Real. Pictures released by the coast guard showed fire engulfing the ferry and dark smoke billowing from it. Injured survivors on stretchers were ...

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Anderson’s three-run homer caps White Sox’ doubleheader sweep of Yankees

AP Photos NEW YORK — Tim Anderson had the last word. A day after Josh Donaldson called the White Sox shortstop “Jackie,” setting off a benches clearing incident in the Bronx, Anderson punched a pitch from Yankees reliever Miguel Castro over the right field wall for a three-run homer, breaking open a tight game with the finishing blow in a 5-0 White Sox victory Sunday night. With Michael Kopech taking a perfect game into the sixth inning and pitching seven scoreless innings in Game 2 after Johnny Cueto pitched six scoreless innings in Game 1, the Sox claimed a doubleheader sweep against baseball’s best team. On a hot afternoon at Yankee Stadium that required Cueto to chug two bottles of Gatorade on the mound during the sixth inning and receive intravenous fluids after Game 1, AJ Pollo...

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Business

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday ahead of a Tokyo summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control a majority in a Parliament that is demanding tougher action on climate change. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party ousted predecessor Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition at Saturday’s election. The coalition had been in power under three prime ministers for nine years. “I want to lead a government that has the same sentiment of optimism and hope that I think defines the Australian people,” Albanese said in his hometown of Sydney before flying to the national capital Canberra to be sworn in. Albanese, who describes himself as the first ever candidate for the office of prime minister with a “non-Anglo

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Baptist Medical Center Nassau temporarily pausing maternity services starting May 31

Baptist Medical Center Nassau will temporarily pause its maternity services beginning May 31. According to a press release, the pause in service is a result of the obstetric medical practices’ decision to no longer provide hospital-based services in the area. Those who plan to deliver at Baptist Nassau up until May 31 will still be able to do so. Those delivering after May 31 may choose another Baptist Health hospital, or consult with their physician about alternative locations. Patients who need emergency maternity treatment can still receive care at Baptist Nassau’s emergency department. During the pause, Baptist will work on renovating maternity suites with an $8.5 million investment. Labor & Delivery Center team members have accepted temporary assignments at other Baptist Health ...

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