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China’s Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

BEIJING (AP) — While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Authorities in the Bayannur district raised the plague warning on Sunday, ordered residents not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and to send for treatment anyone with fever or showing other possible signs of infection.

Plague can be fatal in up to 90% of people infected if not treated, primarily with several types of antibiotics.

Pneumonic plague can develop from bubonic plague and results in a severe lung infection causing shortness of breath, headache and coughing... Read More

Colin Kaepernick signs multi-project deal with Disney

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Colin Kaepernick has signed a deal to produce an exclusive docu-series with Disney, ESPN announced Monday.

Kaepernick’s production company, RA Vision Media, said the deal involves multiple projects, including a documentary series on the last five years of the former NFL quarterback’s life.

The series for Disney would cover Kaepernick’s final season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Another project includes both scripted and unscripted stories exploring race, social injustice and the search for equity, according to ESPN.

In a statement, Kaepernick said he was looking forward to the partnership... Read More

Report: About 66% of Southern Nevada businesses in compliance with face covering mandate

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Since the Governor’s directive of wearing face coverings in public went into effect on June 26, approximately 66% of businesses in Southern Nevada and 84% of businesses in Northern Nevada were in compliance on the date of the initial observation, according to the Nevada Division of Industrial Relations (NDIR).

The Division is conducting observations “in an effort to protect Nevada’s workers and educate businesses on the latest requirements so that Nevada can stay safe and stay open during the pandemic,” NDIR stated in a news release.

The Nevada Division of Industrial Relations has conducted 921 checks since stricter mask regulations went into practice about nine days ago. Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials will conduct ongoing compliance enforcement. Gaming establishments will also be surveyed as part of the ongoing effort... Read More

Man faces charges after allegedly torturing and hanging his dog on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is facing four counts of animal cruelty after he was arrested for swinging, punching and hanging his dog in front of the Encore resort at Wynn Las Vegas last week.

According to an arrest report, a woman called 911 on July 2 around 1:45 p.m. to notify police that a man was abusing the dog in front of the hotel. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Fusion Center was able to view the incident on a camera.

When police arrived at the scene, the man, identified by a California drivers license as Miguel Rivera, ran away. He was taken into custody at the Encore’s valet area and denied owning the dog.

A police officer who watched the video said, in the arrest report, he observed Rivera pull the small dog into the air by its leash and begin swinging it in a “helicopter motion, spinning several times.” He said that Rivera then threw the dog to the ground and began striking it with an object on its face and abdomen. ... Read More

Applications now open to join Knights (Golden and Silver) ice crew and cheer teams

VEGAS (July 1, 2020) – The Vegas Golden Knights announced today, July 1, details regarding the application process for the Vegas Vivas! cheer team and the Knights Guard ice crew presented by The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for the 2020-21 season. The team will also be accepting applications for an ice-crew team and in-arena promo & hype team for the Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League.

All positions are part-time and will be part of creating the game night atmosphere inside T-Mobile Arena, Orleans Arena and throughout the Las Vegas and Henderson community... Read More

Nevada health experts to update media on state’s COVID-19 response


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nevada health experts will provide the media with an update on the state’s COVID-19 response as part of Governor Steve Sisolak’s Nevada United: Roadmap to Recovery Monday afternoon.

Nevada COVID-19 Response Director Caleb Cage and Deputy Administrator of Community Health Services Julia Peek will hold the daily teleconference call at 12 p.m.

Members of the media will be able to ask the health experts questions about the rising COVID-19 numbers and where Nevada stands in its reopening plan... Read More

No more delays, July 15 is Tax Day. What to know about the deadline

It’s time to do your taxes — no more delays.

As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15.

The move provided some economic and logistic relief for taxpayers dealing with the disruptions and uncertainty brought on by lockdowns, school closures and shuttered businesses. But now that new deadline is rapidly approaching.

Taxpayers must file or seek an extension by the new deadline or face a penalty. The IRS is expecting about 150 million returns from individuals and as of last count, it had received almost 139 million.

So for those of you still waiting to file, make a payment or with other questions, a few answers:

Do I have to?

Yes. In most cases, you must file and pay your taxes by July 15... Read More