Single Father of 3 Dies After All His Kids Test Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES – COVID-19 test results have not come back for Abraham Amezcua, a single father who died from COVID-like symptoms, but all of his children have tested positive.

Gordon Tokumatsu reports for NBC4 News in the video below.

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France Halts U.K. Freight Over Virus Alarm, Rocking Supplies – Bloomberg

  1. France Halts U.K. Freight Over Virus Alarm, Rocking Supplies  Bloomberg
  2. UK trucks barred from France as new virus strain spreads in England | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Covid-19: UK isolation grows as more countries ban travel – BBC News  BBC News
  4. Europe’s UK travel ban is not a punishment for Brexit  The Guardian
  5. Share your experiences of the travel delays in Kent  The Guardian
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Giants vs. Browns Week 15 inactives: Who's in, who's out? – Giants Wire

  1. Giants vs. Browns Week 15 inactives: Who’s in, who’s out?  Giants Wire
  2. Giants vs. Browns score: Live updates, game stats, TV channel, streaming info for ‘Sunday Night Football’  CBSSports.com
  3. Colt McCoy is imperfect choice after hellacious Giants week  New York Post
  4. NFL SNF Best Bets: Sunday Night Football Picks, Predictions, Odds to Consider on DraftKings Sportsbook for Br…  DraftKings Nation
  5. Chris Hubbard Injures Knee On Subpar Field, Taken To Locker Room  Sports Illustrated
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Who gets Covid-19 vaccine next? Older adults and 'frontline essential workers,' CDC advisers recommend

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted 13-1 on Sunday to recommend that both older adults, ages 75 and older, and “frontline essential workers” including first responders be next in line to receive Covid-19 vaccines.



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Who gets Covid-19 vaccine next? Older adults and 'frontline essential workers,' CDC advisers recommend – CNN

  1. Who gets Covid-19 vaccine next? Older adults and ‘frontline essential workers,’ CDC advisers recommend  CNN
  2. CDC advisory group: Older adults, front-line essential workers to get Covid vaccine next  NBC News
  3. CDC panel says frontline essential workers, people 75 years and older should get Covid vaccine next  CNBC
  4. U.S. asked to prioritize frontline essential workers as distribution of Moderna shots begins  Investing.com
  5. CDC advisory panel recommends older Americans, essential workers to be next in line for vaccine  The Denver Channel
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L.A. Film Critics Association Names ‘Small Axe’ As Best Picture Of 2020; Carey Mulligan, Chadwick Boseman Honored With Acting Awards – Deadline

  1. L.A. Film Critics Association Names ‘Small Axe’ As Best Picture Of 2020; Carey Mulligan, Chadwick Boseman Honored With Acting Awards  Deadline
  2. Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2020 Winners (Updating Live)  Variety
  3. LA Film Critics Awards: Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Nomadland’ Is Runner-Up  IndieWire
  4. ‘Small Axe’ Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association  Hollywood Reporter
  5. LA Film Critics Announcing  Awards Daily
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College football bowl betting lines released – 247Sports

  1. College football bowl betting lines released  247Sports
  2. College Football Playoff 2020 – The committee remains disappointingly predictable  ESPN
  3. College Football Playoffs moving from Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium in Texas  11Alive
  4. Check Out List Of Every Game On College Football Bowl Schedule  NESN.com
  5. College football bowl picks — Predicting the score of every game  ESPN
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'Nutty and loopy': Mitt Romney goes scorched earth on Trump

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, appearing on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ program on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Video screenshot)

As President Donald Trump continues to maintain there was massive voter fraud that illegally tilted the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden, the commander in chief was hammered Sunday by Republican U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney who used the phrase “nutty and loopy” to describe Trump’s actions of late.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Romney said of Trump, “He’s leaving Washington with a whole series of conspiracy theories and things that are so nutty and loopy that people are shaking their head wondering, ‘What in the world has gotten into this man?’

“And I think that’s unfortunate, because he has more accomplishments than this last chapter suggests he’s going to be known for.”

Romney also lamented the state of today’s Republican Party which has essentially become the party of Trump.

“The party has taken a different course than obviously the one that I knew as a younger person,” Romney explained.

“The party that I knew is one that was very concerned about Russia and [Vladimir] Putin and Kim Jong Un and North Korea, and we pushed back aggressively against them. We were a party concerned about balancing the budget.

“We believed in trade with other nations, we were happy to play a leadership role on the world stage because we felt that made us safer and more prosperous, and we believed that character was essential in the leaders that we chose.”

Then-President-elect Donald Trump dines with former Gov. Mitt Romney on Nov. 29. (Photo: Twitter/Taegan Goddard)

“We’ve strayed from that. I don’t see us returning to that for a long time. As I look at the 2024 [Republican presidential] contenders, most of them are trying to become as much like Donald Trump as they can be, although that I must admit that his style and schtick, if you will, is difficult to duplicate. He’s an extraordinarily talented person from that standpoint. But I represent a very small slice of the Republican Party today.”

When asked by Tapper if he planned to leave the Republican Party, Romney indicated he would stay and fight for change from within.

“I think I’m more effective in the Republican Party continuing to battle for the things I believe in, and I think, ultimately, the Republican Party will return to the roots that have been formed over — well, the century,” he said.

“So, we’ll get back at some point and, hopefully, people will recognize we need to take a different course than the one we are on right now.”

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Scores Of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolchildren Rescued – NPR

  1. Scores Of Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolchildren Rescued  NPR
  2. ‘You will die in the forest’ – Nigerian schoolboys describe kidnap ordeal  Yahoo News
  3. 330 schoolboys kidnapped in Nigeria now free, welcomed home  WTVD-TV
  4. Amid freed Nigeria schoolboys’ joyful reunions, fear lingers  Washington Post
  5. Nigeria’s victims of war crimes and other atrocities deserve justice | TheHill  The Hill
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Drew Brees' touchdown pass to Latavius Murray puts Saints ahead temporarily – ESPN

  1. Drew Brees’ touchdown pass to Latavius Murray puts Saints ahead temporarily  ESPN
  2. Saints vs. Chiefs score: Live updates, game stats, TV channel, streaming for Patrick Mahomes vs. Drew Brees  CBSSports.com
  3. Prepare for the New Orleans Saints | Hy-Vee Chiefs Insider Week 15  Kansas City Chiefs
  4. New Orleans Saints QB Jameis Winston out after going on NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list  ESPN
  5. What Drew Brees’ return from injury means to Saints offense  Pro Football Network
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Stocks give cautious welcome to U.S. aid deal, wary on Brexit

December 20, 2020

By Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. stock futures traded sideways in Asia on Monday as investors gave a cautious welcome to news a deal had been struck on a long-awaited U.S. stimulus bill, though “difficult” Brexit talks dragged on with no agreement in sight.

Sterling slipped 0.6% to $1.3436 after several European countries closed their borders to the UK as the country entered a tougher lockdown to fight a new strain of coronavirus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will chair an emergency response meeting on Monday to discuss international travel and the flow of freight in and out of Britain.

In the United States, Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said an agreement had been reached by congressional leaders on a roughly $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill.

The news saw futures for the S&P 500 jump at first, only to fade back to flat as the morning progressed. Nikkei futures were trading firmer at 26,885, after the cash index closed at 26,763 on Friday.

Analysts at BofA noted a huge $46.4 billion flowed into equities in the latest week, while the outflow from cash was the largest in four months. There were record flows into tech shares, a large flows to the consumer sector, healthcare, financials, real estate and value stocks.

BofA chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett said a “sell signal” had been triggered for the first time since February as cash levels declined to 4.0% in the latest Global Fund Manager Survey.

“Positioning is getting over-extended as policy support and profits are peaking,” he said in a note. “Expectations for higher growth, inflation and lower interest rates have become consensus and investors are positioning for a very rosy scenario of low volatility and high growth.”

Another popular trade has been shorting the U.S. dollar and again positioning was looking overextended by many measures, giving the currency some respite on Monday.

The dollar index edged up a little to 90.147 and away from last week’s trough of 89.723 which had been the lowest since April 2018.

The euro likewise edged back to $1.2230, while the dollar was a shade firmer on the yen at 103.36.

“FX markets await final outcomes of a possible Brexit deal and U.S. fiscal package,” said Ned Rumpeltin, European head of FX strategy at TD Securities.

“We remain biased to fade any ‘good news’ kneejerk USD-selling on both fronts, however. These factors look fully priced and the short-USD trade appears increasingly crowded.”

The pause in the dollar’s decline saw gold prices pare a little of their recent gains, dipping 0.3% to $1,880 an ounce. [GOL/]

(Editing by Sam Holmes)

Lockheed Martin inks $4.4 billion deal to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne

December 20, 2020

By Mike Stone

(Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp said on Sunday that it has agreed acquire U.S. rocket engine manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc for $4.4 billion, including debt and net cash.

The deal is Lockheed’s biggest acquisition since Jim Taiclet took over as chief executive in June. He is seeking to beef up the company’s propulsion capabilities amid competition from new entrants such as SpaceX and BlueOregin, for space contracts with the U.S. government.

“Acquiring Aerojet Rocketdyne will preserve and strengthen an essential component of the domestic defense industrial base and reduce costs for our customers and the American taxpayer,” Taiclet said in a statement.

Lockheed said it will pay $56 per share for Aerojet Rocketdyne, a 33 percent premium to Friday’s closing price. The purchase price will be reduced to $51 per share after the payment of a pre-closing special dividend, Lockheed added.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based company already uses Aerojet Rocketdyne’s propulsion systems in its aeronautics, missiles and fire control offerings.

Lockheed said the transaction, which is set to be scrutinized by regulators given the company’s leading position in the defense sector, is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

(Reporting by Mike Stone in Washington, D.C.; Editing by Greg Roumeliotis)

U.S. Congress agrees to expand payroll assistance to local news outlets

December 20, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional leaders said on Sunday that lawmakers agreed to expand payroll assistance to additional struggling local news outlets as part of a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the measure would expand eligibility “for nonprofits and local newspapers, TV and radio broadcasters.”

Thousands of local newspapers, TV and radio stations had been ineligible for the initial payroll protection program approved by Congress in March because they were owned by larger parent companies.

'Small Axe' Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association – Hollywood Reporter

  1. ‘Small Axe’ Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association  Hollywood Reporter
  2. Los Angeles Film Critics Announce 2020 Winners (Updating Live)  Variety
  3. L.A. Film Critics Association Names ‘Small Axe’ As Best Picture Of 2020; Carey Mulligan, Chadwick Boseman Honored With Acting Awards  Deadline
  4. Los Angeles film critics name ‘Small Axe’ best picture  Los Angeles Times
  5. LA Film Critics Awards: Steve McQueen’s ‘Small Axe’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Nomadland’ Is Runner-Up  IndieWire
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Flights from UK canceled; health minister says new coronavirus variant 'out of control' – KTVZ

  1. Flights from UK canceled; health minister says new coronavirus variant ‘out of control’  KTVZ
  2. The Coronavirus Is Mutating. What Does That Mean for Us?  The New York Times
  3. Canada the latest country to halt travel from UK over new Covid-19 variant concerns  CNN
  4. The Observer view on Boris Johnson’s Christmas U-turn  The Guardian
  5. Covid Mutant Virus ‘Out of Control’ in Britain: How Dangerous Is Travel?  Bloomberg
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Stocks give guarded welcome to U.S. stimulus, wary on Brexit – Reuters

  1. Stocks give guarded welcome to U.S. stimulus, wary on Brexit  Reuters
  2. S&P 500 Futures wobble around 3,700 as US stimulus news combat Brexit, virus woes  FXStreet
  3. GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks give guarded welcome to US stimulus, wary on Brexit  Investing.com India
  4. Stocks give cautious welcome to U.S. aid deal, wary on Brexit  Reuters
  5. Gold Price Analysis: XAU/USD bulls eye $1,900 as US stimulus hopes battle Brexit, virus woes  FXStreet
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Stimulus Bill 'Unlikely' to Pass Sunday Night Due to Procedural Hurdles: GOP Senator – Newsweek

  1. Stimulus Bill ‘Unlikely’ to Pass Sunday Night Due to Procedural Hurdles: GOP Senator  Newsweek
  2. Hill leaders reach $900 billion Covid relief deal in breakthrough following partisan disputes  CNN
  3. Congress passes stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown; coronavirus relief deal reached  Fox News
  4. Opinion | The Stimulus Deal Is Good Enough, For Now  The New York Times
  5. A weekend stimulus deal just got more likely after Republicans and Democrats resolved their clash over the Federal Reserve  Yahoo News
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