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SpaceX to become the first private company to send humans to space

WBBM Morning News

2:03 listening | 9 hrs ago

SpaceX to become the first private company to send humans to space

"Here we are just one day away from the dawn of a new era in space flight the SpaceX falcon nine rocket is ready to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and it's due to send two NASA astronauts into space making the SpaceX rocket the first private rocket first private company overall the launch humans into orbit we've been counting down to this historic milestone in space exploration in our launch America coverage and mark Strassman is at the Kennedy Space Center where there are I hate to say this mark growing concerns about the weather say it ain't so Tony unfortunately it is so you can look at these overcast skies and they could be the spoiler for tomorrow's launch but whenever it happens this test flight will be a dramatic and important milestone in U. S. human space travel and it will all happen on launch pad thirty nine A. behind me the same pad that's an Apollo eleven to the moon right now the SpaceX rocket and crew capsule it will carry two veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley that travel from here to the international space station both for shuttle veterans who have flown twice before to the space station only this time a private company will take them and that has never been done before and that would open a new era of commercial space travel but one factor that neither NASA nor SpaceX can control is the weather there is right now a sixty percent chance that conditions will be good enough to watch tomorrow but it's not just the weather here on site that matters meteorologists are tracking conditions up the east coast and here's why if the launcher run into a significant issue the in flight abort system would propel the capsule into the Atlantic and therefore the seas have to be reasonably call if the weather is not good for lunch tomorrow the next opportunity to watch would be Saturday afternoon Tony hi will whatever happens mark they will be blasting into the future though duly noted they're gonna blast in the future in some very retro looking uniforms in a retro looking capsule as well very cool stuff top

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Justice Department will investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, family's attorneys say

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

0:35 listening | 9 hrs ago

Justice Department will investigate Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, family's attorneys say

"Attorneys for Ahmed are breeze family he says the justice department is investigating the man's murder as a hate crime Jared Halpern as more the justice department is investigating the murder of twenty five year old Ahmad armory as a hate crime attorneys for the family also say there's an investigation into the prosecution of the case arboreta black man was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia in February by a white father and son police arrested Gregory in Travis McMichael two months after the shooting both are now facing murder charges a third man who took video of the incident has also been

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Alabama Nears 15,000 COVID-19 Cases, 15 More People Die

Morning Edition

5:00 listening | 7 hrs ago

Alabama Nears 15,000 COVID-19 Cases, 15 More People Die

"Greene Alabama is facing a corona virus crisis right now the state has nearly fifteen thousand confirmed cases about a third of those are from the past two weeks alone according to the state's public health department according to one tractor Alabama is now outpacing forty six other states and the district of Columbia in new cases Dr David thrasher is seeing what this bike looks like first hand well it's a it's pretty tough the numbers in Alabama numbers steadily going up he's the chief of staff at Jackson hospital in the city of Montgomery last weekend when I was on call we sell a hundred forty patients which is twice her normal boy in this time of year well the hospital's per se are are hurting it's gotten so bad that hospitals in Montgomery are sending coronavirus patients out of the county for treatment thrasher says many of the patients are actually young but we have H. skate the surge but out this combat without then just the last three weeks if the situation at Jackson hospital sounds dire that's the story all over the city of Montgomery yesterday only six I see you beds were available across the health system last week one intensive care unit that was available the mayor of Montgomery Stephen Reid says things are at crisis levels at a time when the state has been easing restrictions and may re joins us on the line this morning mayor thanks for the time always a pleasure what are you hearing from hospitals like Jackson hospital in in terms of what they need most in this moment right now what I'm hearing is that they're looking for us to sound the alarm and to let people know we're still middle of a pandemic in that we are in a health crisis and that they're running short on PPVs they're they're running short obviously on beds in that you know the staffs are physically emotionally spent so we have to do our part as as leaders in the community to make sure we get the public to understand this is not over we have not won a battle with Kobe nineteen yet and we have to continue some of the things that we were doing just a couple months ago by staying at home where masked men in public in part to saying all of these sanitary guidelines have been handed down by the CDC have you been seeing people in the city social distancing wearing masks similar or residents taking those precautions I think some are adding some had decided that depended because over in their bid to get back to their normal way of doing things and they're willing to take the risk unfortunately it's not just themselves they put at risk when they do that they put members of the public out there friends family colleagues at risk and certainly our first responders and those medical professionals who also doing you know this a great job have been over the last couple of months is there something that makes your city more vulnerable like where do you think this bike is coming from right now you know we can't point to any one particular place or a flash point if you will I think would would makes us vulnerable is the fact that we have the regional health care center for central Alabama and so we have people that come from as far away as ninety hundred miles to our health care system so we're getting people from everywhere and certainly at the here Montgomery we've had people who again have relaxed their approach to never likes their practices in art here into social guidelines anymore why I know the governor Kay Ivey has has moved ahead with lifting restrictions in the state's despite some concerns that that you've expressed I mean do you have the authority and are you planning to maybe put stricter measures back in place in your city after two hundred and forty percent increase month over month in covert cases we're planning to do whatever we have to do in order to change the string and we have limited authority unfortunately as mayor but there are things that we can do from our main daily mass which we've been encouraging for well over two months making that in into a city ordinance to also maybe looking at other ways to tie the faucet so to speak so we're gonna try to do what we can I've we don't see these numbers change here in the next few days the next few days I mean what what is the process I mean did you have to like go to city council and get then when it's passed and signed and and announce it and get it out there I mean it sounds like you really are a crisis moment where where actions like this might be needed ABS absolutely we we need to go to the council and had a discussion with them but we're prepared to do that we already have some of those discussions and we're watching the numbers each day and we talk with our medical professionals in this community in our hospital CEOs to also get their feedback as well about the ongoing conditions all right again speaking to Steven Reid the mayor of Montgomery Alabama his city and the state of Alabama seeing a real crisis moment as cases of coronavirus have been increasing in

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Latest COVID-19 developments in Minnesota

Justice and Drew

0:49 listening | 8 hrs ago

Latest COVID-19 developments in Minnesota

"News of Minnesota governor Jim also says that the the restrictions his administration has implemented now in a moment of clarity right to combat the spread a corona virus well let's just have you listened to our both of our less trees governor the things we're putting in place need to get us through until we get a vaccine and I think most of us A. and mostly in the scientific community believe we are going to see subsequent waves of covert nineteen we're going to see changes that go forward for the models are wrong she's a full and so now we're just left with the leadership of making stuff up yeah they're not even talking about models anymore he's just basically making so that the data no longer matters to gov to people like governor

JIM Minnesota
Viral video shows woman calling cops on black man in Central Park

WBBM Morning News

2:36 listening | 9 hrs ago

Viral video shows woman calling cops on black man in Central Park

"Video of a white woman calling police on a black man in New York City Central Park is racking up tons of views online the man Christian Cooper reportedly asked a woman he didn't know identified as Amy Cooper to leave her dog in a section of the park where leashes are mandatory Christian Cooper is an avid bird watcher he apparently made the request because the law was created to protect birds and other wildlife listen to what happened next please don't come close to me please post please don't come close please please call the cops please call the cops American men threatening my life please tell them whatever you like he's recording police did not make any arrests Amy Cooper later apologized the investor thing which is a vice president placed her on administrative leave and she returned the dog to a rescue shelter while the matter is being addressed a candidate running to be Manhattan district attorney said it's a good thing Christian Cooper reported the incident Alisa Orleans says she's tried cases where the DA's office uses a quote hysterical nine one one call as categorical evidence of guilt Gail even before she dials she says she will tell the police there's an African American man threatening her life and then intentionally you hear her intentionally raised her voice to concoct a sense of danger throughout American history there have been innumerable examples of African Americans falsely accused to be imprisoned shot lynched as Attorney Orleans points out I shudder to think what would happen if Mr Cooper had not been filming once again I say thank goodness that there's video tape you know I think is the daughter of a black man and the mother of a black man this is really too much for me today I'm still rattled by that last story and she's practically strangling her dog practically strangling her dog to make these false accusations against another black man I'm still so upset but I'm so sorry I'm still so upset by that last story where the man is hand cut underneath the car where people are pleading please he can't breathe and we're watching a man died so we go from that story now to this story where she falsely accuses a black man on television I mean I I don't even know what to do or how to handle this at this particular time I know that this is I'm

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US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

AP 24 Hour News

0:30 listening | 13 hrs ago

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

"Minute another potential coronavirus vaccine is undergoing its first phase of testing Novavax chief science officer Dr Gregory Glenn says someone hundred thirty Australian volunteers will be injected in the first safety phase of testing of the vaccine being developed by the U. S. companies zero in late we have a vaccine that is going to be very good give the license and address this stuff is all about a dozen experimental vaccines around the world are in early stages of testing or are ready to

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New York public workers killed by virus to get line-of-duty death benefits

Dave Ramsey

0:26 listening | 19 hrs ago

New York public workers killed by virus to get line-of-duty death benefits

"R. news governor Cuomo wants the federal government to provide hazard pay for frontline workers during the pandemic as a way to pay it forward when there is a next time and there is a next time that we truly appreciate those people who show up and do their duty the governor also announced that New York will provide death benefits for front line workers who died from covert nineteen and he added that this Memorial Day is especially poignant since some one hundred thousand Americans have died from the

Governor Cuomo New York
Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

AP News Radio

0:44 listening | 21 min ago

Four Minneapolis officers fired after death of black man

"For Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody have been fired Minneapolis mayor Jacob fry says the firings were the right call what we saw was horrible completely and utterly messed up this man's life matters George Floyd could be seen and heard on video Charles McMillan says there were three or four officers there anyone else come up and put his knee on his neck yeah that is the only that he gets in at J. three Cambridge police say Floyd match the description of a suspect in a forgery case at a grocery store and he resisted arrest the FBI and local authorities are investigating I'm at Donahue

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UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

1:02 listening | 10 hrs ago

UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

"A UConn student and double murder suspect is still on the loose twenty three year old Peter Manfredonia allegedly killed two people in Connecticut a twenty three year old woman whose boyfriend twenty three year old Nicholas Eisele was found shot to death in derby Conn said that she was abducted by Manfredonia she was eventually found safe at a rest stop near Paterson New Jersey with her car which she said Manfredonia had used as a getaway vehicle Michael Dolan is a lawyer for the suspect's family either if you're listening you are logged your parents your sister's your entire family loves you Manfredonia who is from sandy hook Connecticut is also suspected of killing a sixty two year old man with the sword or machete in Willington Connecticut on Friday he was last spotted walking along some railroad tracks in east Stroudsburg Pennsylvania he's believed to be armed with several guns stolen during a home invasion Connecticut state police should have more in a news conference

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Monument will honor U.S. Navy's retired F-14 Tomcat fighter

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:22 listening | 4 hrs ago

Monument will honor U.S. Navy's retired F-14 Tomcat fighter

"News well you might remember this plane is the one piloted by a guy named maverick in a movie from the nineteen eighties now a monument honoring the F. fourteen tomcat fighter jet will be installed on Virginia beach's oceanfront Virginian pilot reports the monument will remember the plane as well as those who gave their lives flying it and those who built and sustained the

Virginia Beach
Jimmy Cobb, Washington DC Native and Last Surviving Member of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ Band, Dies at 91 in New York

America's Morning News

0:38 listening | 10 hrs ago

Jimmy Cobb, Washington DC Native and Last Surviving Member of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ Band, Dies at 91 in New York

"News Jimmy Cobb percussionist and the last surviving member of miles Davis's nineteen fifty nine kind of blue groundbreaking jazz albums has passed away his wife Lena T. commonality on Facebook that her husband died Sunday at his New York City home from lung cancer he was ninety one years old born in Washington DC Cobb was a drummer on the kind of blue jam session headed by Davis that also featured cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane it's the best selling jazz album of all time Cobbs is he in his band mates knew the album released August seventeenth nineteen fifty nine would be ahead to have sold more than four million

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Search halted til morning for 5-year-old missing at Adams County Ohio campground

Rush Limbaugh

0:29 listening | 4 hrs ago

Search halted til morning for 5-year-old missing at Adams County Ohio campground

"Died crews are being called in to look for a five year old boy who went missing at a campsite in southern Ohio over the weekend five year old Cameron Walters was reported missing Monday evening at the mineral springs campground witnesses say they saw Cameron playing around the campsite and also saw him swimming near a boat dock the family says the boy doesn't know how to swim several agencies are now scouring the more than three hundred and fifty acres of land they're also using a helicopter dive teams began searching the water Tuesday

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Pentagon's deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

Glenn Beck

0:20 listening | 4 hrs ago

Pentagon's deputy inspector general resigns; latest in watchdog role to depart

"The president facing criticism from political opponents recently for firing inspector general now the Pentagon's deputy IG has resigned Glenn fine saying it's time to let others perform the vital role of independent oversight president trump had removed finds the Pentagon's acting IG over a month ago which also deny him a planned role on a watchdog panel for coronavirus

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Georgia gov offers state as alternative GOP convention host

AP News Radio

0:48 listening | 5 hrs ago

Georgia gov offers state as alternative GOP convention host

"Georgia is offering its services for this summer's Republican National Convention a day after president trump threatened to pull the event out of North Carolina the conventions due to be held in Charlotte but the president's complaining north Carolina's democratic governor will not guarantee he'll allow full attendance because of the pandemic saying Roy Cooper must immediately give an answer he has given us the assurances we need Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel on fox and friends not long after Georgia governor Brian Kemp a Republican and a trump ally tweeted his state would be honored to host the convention noting what he calls George as a world class facilities GOP officials say they need a final call in coming weeks to start final preparations Sager mag ani Washington

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Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

AP News Radio

0:42 listening | 5 hrs ago

Worry, haste, retail therapy: What have we bought and why?

"The store closings that have gone along with the coronavirus have created a different kind of retail therapy some people have gone shopping bad during the pandemic online retail sales have surged as consumer spending fell rapidly wacky purchases range from rubber chickens to luxury items finance with refunds from a canceled events a man in Germany paid fifty cents a piece for squares of toilet paper others went for fancy espresso makers new furniture and shoes with no where to go one Indiana couple got to skip their last preschool payment due to the lockdown and purchased the counter their dreams the refund on their son's lunch program bought them a matching Ottoman I surely after

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U.S. new-home sales edge upward in April

KCBS Radio Morning News

0:30 listening | 6 hrs ago

U.S. new-home sales edge upward in April

"Stand new home sales rose in April despite the economic shutdown the commerce department reports that sales rose point six percent in April for the month before although March was revised considerably lower new home sales were down six point two percent from a year earlier sales were up in the northeast south Midwest while down in the west the average price came in at just under three hundred ten thousand dollars down over eight percent from a year earlier existing home sales suffered a big decline last month although prices were

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Bell rings again at New York Stock Exchange as floor reopens

Frank Beckmann

0:25 listening | 6 hrs ago

Bell rings again at New York Stock Exchange as floor reopens

"As life returned to the floor of the stock market applause and cheers rose from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange for the first time since March governor Andrew Cuomo rang the opening bell to start the trading day traders had been banned from the floor due to the corona virus pandemic the stock exchange took their temperature and have them fill out a medical questionnaire before entering the building the Dow Jones industrials are up six hundred

Andrew Cuomo New York
Tax Credit for Keeping Workers on Payrolls Draws Bipartisan Interest

KCBS Radio Morning News

3:19 listening | 6 hrs ago

Tax Credit for Keeping Workers on Payrolls Draws Bipartisan Interest

"Package there does seem to be growing bipartisan support for the idea of expanding an existing wage subsidy keep workers on payrolls and help businesses stay afloat Richard Rubin covers US tax policy for the Wall Street journal is written about this and joins us live now in the KCBS ring central news line Richard thanks for the tennis one is what we're talking about here is a tax credit and for those of us who don't cover economics for the TV basically explain how this works relative to other ideas that are out there yeah thanks for having me this is basically a a wage subsidy so basically means that the government would cover anywhere up to eighty percent of wages and benefits for an employee it in and it's really by up to forty five thousand in Valerie and benefits so what that means is that for employers that are suffering from closures or from revenue decline they would have sort of a a partner in paying their workers which is the government so essentially when we say tax credit if you dig it comes off of whatever taxi company would know does it turn into a surplus if if the number it adds up to they get a check back from the government they can basically if you know the the amount of the credit is the percentage of wages that that they would get and then but the company does to get the money is instead of sending it payroll tax instead of sending him even like the employees income taxes they just tell the government how much the employees they're withholding for the employees and they have to keep that money so one of the advantages of this is that it's really fast instead of spending money in the company and the employer just keeps it and then on top of that if there's not if that's not enough to cover the full amount of the subsidy you can file a special form to get money back faster for the IRS so this is a for a small business means the quarterly tax payments the bi weekly payrolls all that they could be sitting on cash that otherwise would be heading to Washington exactly the idea is just to turn the payroll system the plumbing of the payroll system around instead of like companies and employers spending money and they get to just keep it potentially get some back it is a real key distinction between the way this works now and under the expanded proposal for small firms versus large firms small firms from employers can get credit for paying people whether they're working or not and larger firms can get only if they're paying people not to work it's actually furloughed and your reporting founded tell Democrats and Republicans alike seem relatively warm to this idea yeah I mean for for Democrats it's a fool like the payroll tax cut the president wants but there's some advantages to it over that okay this has to be somewhat larger per employee and it's more targeted and and for publicans they're really looking for an off ramp from the six hundred dollar a week extra client benefits looking for ways to kind of support the workforce encourage hiring and and retention without necessarily keeping unemployment benefits quite as high and and so it could be tricky though going forward trying to figure out how to calibrate this because they're certainly going to be some plaintiffs out there where there's going to be extended unemployment into ministries for a long time so how do you have to manage that while also trying to encourage people to stay on payroll and hire people back

Widower: Delete Trump Tweets suggesting wife was murdered

AP News Radio

0:50 listening | 7 hrs ago

Widower: Delete Trump Tweets suggesting wife was murdered

"President trump's tweets suggesting then congressman Joe Scarborough murdered a woman two decades ago are drawing a reaction from the woman's husband Laurie closer distance body was found in Scarborough's Florida congressional office in two thousand one she had a heart condition and medical officials ruled she hit her head after fainting and did not suspect foul play but the president's repeatedly tried to implicate Scarborough now an MSNBC host and fierce trump critic Timothy close it is says the president's tweets violate Twitter's rules and should be removed saying the president is among conspiracy theorists spreading bile and disparaging his wife's memory Twitter says it's deeply sorry the statements are causing pain but did not say it will do anything about the president's tweets Sager made Donnie Washington

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Biden makes first public appearance in months on Memorial Day

News, Traffic and Weather

0:21 listening | 15 hrs ago

Biden makes first public appearance in months on Memorial Day

"Joe Biden made his first public appearance in more than two months at a veteran's park near his home in Delaware former vice president Biden and his wife Jill wearing black face masks as they placed a wreath at the Delaware war veterans memorial service Mr Biden saluting a veteran under a gray sky it was an unannounced visit the former vice president saying he feels great to

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Shoppers call out woman without mask at Staten Island store in New York City

Tim Conway Jr.

0:30 listening | 20 hrs ago

Shoppers call out woman without mask at Staten Island store in New York City

"Shoppers at a grocery store on Staten Island didn't mess around with another customer decided to be among them without a face mask a woman was not so politely shown the door by about five to six fellow shoppers video from TMZ of the mini mob show she tried to stand her ground but they weren't having it New York governor Andrew Cuomo ordered face masks to be worn in public in all places where social distancing is not always

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Northern Virginia could enter Phase 1 of reopening this week

WTOP 24 Hour News

0:20 listening | 10 hrs ago

Northern Virginia could enter Phase 1 of reopening this week

"Northern Virginia could transition to phase one of re opening later this week joining the rest of the state in a letter to governor Ralph Northam regional officials say their jurisdictions have met most of the critical benchmarks the two crank here try to any of that have not been met our increased contact tracing capacity and increase sustainable supply of personal protective

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Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

AP News Radio

0:48 listening | 10 hrs ago

Missouri health director warns revelers: Virus is still here

"A lake of the Ozarks mayor says he has concerns following those viral videos of a huge packed pool party with no social distancing over the holiday weekend the images on social media sparked a national concern over spread of the corona virus something Osage beach mayor John Oliver re worries about these numbers when you go up because again the lake of the Ozarks details KMI's either continue to fall the governor and don't have plans for new rules for July fourth which is always a busy weekend then we're already says businesses are responsible for enforcing guidelines to them you know to figure out how they really knew him as those seen partying in the video from whether it be in state or out of state they have a lot of the the very same guidelines I'm Julie Walker

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Businesses Complain Generous Jobless Benefits Make It Hard To Find Workers

NPR's Business Story of the Day

5:02 listening | 10 hrs ago

Businesses Complain Generous Jobless Benefits Make It Hard To Find Workers

"Tens of millions of people are out of work because of the corona virus but if they apply for unemployment they get six hundred dollars a week which is more than some were making in their previous jobs. That was a deliberate effort. By Congress to cushion the economic fallout from the pandemic but now those benefits are getting a second. Look here's NPR chief. Economics correspondent Scott horsely preschool teacher. Lady Morris has been out of work for more than two months but the Portland Oregon Childcare Center. Where she worked is thinking about reopening. Moore's is dreading it as much as she loves the infants and toddlers. She used to care for. They always have naughty faces. It's just one cold effort and other. That's just the name of the game in daycare and it feels just like an epicenter for spreading disease and it feels really scary to go back to that preschool. Teachers don't make a lot of money. Thanks the extra six hundred dollars a weekend. Unemployment benefits the federal government offering during the pandemic. Moore's is actually making more now than she did on the job. She hate to give that up if she and her fellow preschool. Teachers are called back to work. It's terrible to say but we're all doing better now. It's hard to think about going back to work in this pandemic and getting paid less than we are right now. Where we're safe at home and minute quaranteed. Atoms of Gravel Switch Kentucky is in no hurry to go back to work either. The cracker barrel restaurant where he worked has just started offering limited indoor dining again after weeks of takeout. Only service. Adams's worried though. Too many people are still getting sick. I don't feel like it's over yet. I would wait to see as things we open. If the case load increases again for now Adams has decided to stay home mostly out of concern for the four elderly relatives. He lives with but the extra six hundred dollars a week and unemployment. He's receiving did factor into his decision. I would say it has to some extent it still really needs to be more about my family members but it's been very generous having the cares act. Some business owners complained that generous unemployment benefits are making it harder for them to find workers. Rachel Davis runs a consignment shop in Warren's bird Missouri since reopening this month she's been buying hand sanitizer by the gallant disinfectant. Is My new fragrance. She jokes she's living traffic in the store to three customers at a time and everyone who comes in must wear a mask customers have thanked us for that and my sales are actually up since we reopened. Davis also gave her part time employees. A modest raise but the ten to eleven dollars an hour. They make is far less than they work. Electing on unemployment one of her four workers has not come back. I know I shouldn't take it personally. That she's doing what she feels is in her best interest but as an employer actually. Kinda hurt economist at the University of Chicago estimate. More than two-thirds of the workers unemployment are making more in jobless benefits than they did at work in some two to three times as much. That's a stark reminder of just how low the pay is in many hard hit industries when millions of low wage workers were suddenly forced to stop working to protect public health economist. Joseph Vavra says there were good reasons for the federal government to step in with some relief. Getting people money today so that you can buy groceries and NOCCO hungry getting people money so they can pay their rent. The basic necessities of life kind of makes sense still bobber and his colleague. Peter Gong say the flat six hundred dollars a week. Benefit does create questions of fairness especially when other low income workers are still on the job doing essential. Work if you're a janitor and you work at a hospital you're facing increased risk at your job and likely have not received a pay raise but if you're janitor and you worked at a school that's shut down and you actually get fifty percent raise from claiming unemployment benefits likewise retail workers on furlough or collecting forty two percent more on average from unemployment than the grocery workers who are still busy stocking shelves. The six hundred dollar week benefits are set to expire at the end of July and Congress has to decide whether to extend them good on. Bava argue with double digit unemployment. Maintaining some kind of increased benefits will be vital but they suggest those benefits could be more closely to workers old paychecks so as not to discourage a return to work so new chartier and her husband opted not to go back to their old jobs with a Wisconsin. Furniture store customers. There aren't required to wear masks then short worries about infecting her mother-in-law. We're lucky and we can decide to stay home. And I'm grateful for that and I know so. Many people can't make that decision and I. It's really hard but we don't have feel like it's safe to go out short to your nose turning down. Her old job may cost her unemployment benefits and she started look for new jobs. Maybe one she can do from home or while. Otherwise avoiding risk her number one question for would be employers. What are you doing to protect your workers?

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Surveillance video claims to show Florida mom pushing autistic son into canal, son later died

WBBM Evening News

0:28 listening | 19 hrs ago

Surveillance video claims to show Florida mom pushing autistic son into canal, son later died

"Tonight a Florida mother is in custody charged with the murder of her autistic child surveillance video appears to show Patricia Ripley pushing her nine year old son Alejandro into a canal the boy was rescued by a bystander but authorities say about an hour later she led him to a second canal where he drowned you say Ripley initially claimed the boy had been kidnapped but later confessed after being questioned about the video

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