Photos: State clears Wood Street homeless camp, Oakland’s largest

Workers continued Monday to clear the massive homeless encampment along Wood Street in West Oakland. Related Articles Local News | Letters: Time for change | Better policies | The right developer | Unsafe driving | No on Measure N | Housing homeless Local News | Here’s how Bay Area homeless residents can vote in the November 2022 election Local News | Do tiny homes really work as a solution to homelessness? Here’s what the data shows Local News | Editorial: Taylor for Oakland mayor; Lowe, Joiner, Zazaboi for council Local News | Eight time felon charged in 2020 Oakland fatal stabbing Multiple fires have erupted at the city’s largest homeless… Read More

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CBO: Student debt plan could cost $400B

By Collin Binkley | Associated Press President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. The figures were released Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers who oppose Biden’s plan in large part because of its costs. They were quick to cite the estimates as evidence that the plan will “bury” taxpayers, passing along the costs to huge numbers of Americans who never went to college. The Biden administration previously estimated the plan would cost about $24 billion a year over the next 10 years — about… Read More

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Steward Health Care Week 7 high school star athletes of the week

Football Gabe Mouritsen, Grantsville (Sr.) Last year’s 3A football Player of the Year, Gabe Mouritsen has continued to enjoy a fantastic season in 2022 as the Cowboys currently sit at 7-0 on the season. For the season Mouritsen has rushed for 532 yards and seven touchdowns to pace the balanced Grantsville offense, while defensively he also leads the team with 44 tackles. “Gabe sets the tone for our team. He is a leader both on the field and off. He brings intensity and desire everyday to practice and games. Last week he led the team in tackles and rushing touchdowns, as our team earned a Homecoming victory over the Ogden… Read More

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San Leandro: Attempted armed robbery suspect evades police after shooting

SAN LEANDRO — A man who tried to rob a convenience store with a gun fired a single shot at officers trying to arrest him and briefly threatened to commit suicide before managing to evade a perimeter Monday, authorities said. In a statement, police said officers responded to a call around 3:45 a.m. reporting the robbery attempt at 7-Eleven, 333 E. 14th St., and spoke to two people who said a man pointed a gun at them and demanding their belongings, but fled the store without taking anything. As officers spoke to the victims, they noticed the man, still holding a handgun with an extended magazine, across East 14th Street. Officers… Read More

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Fla. scrambles to prepare as Hurricane Ian churns toward coast

By Shannon Stapleton and Brendan O’Brien    TAMPA (Reuters) -Residents across Florida scrambled to place sandbags around their homes and stockpile emergency supplies on Monday, emptying store shelves as Hurricane Ian spun toward the state carrying high winds, torrential rains and a powerful storm surge.    Ian’s path toward Florida forced the U.S. space agency NASA to roll its giant Artemis 1 moon rocket off its Cape Canaveral lauchpad after postponing the much-anticipated mission a third time.    Ian was a Category 2 hurricane as of Monday evening, packing winds over 100 miles per hour and expected to intensify before making landfall in Cuba. Forecasters said that once Ian left Cuba, the storm… Read More

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Russian Orthodox leader said Russian soldiers who die in the Ukraine war are committing a ‘sacrifice’ that ‘washes away all the sins’ as many citizens leave the country to avoid the draft

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill I conducts Easter service at the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on April 24, 2022. Sergei Vlasov/Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP Patriarch Kirill I said Russian soldiers who die in the war will be absolved of “sins.” The Sunday sermin came days after Russia announced the mobilization of 300,000 troops. Kirill is known to support Russian President Vladimir Putin and the invasion of Ukraine. The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church compared dying in the war against Ukraine to an act of “sacrifice” and that doing so absolved soldiers of their “sins.” Patriarch Kirill I made his remarks on Sunday, days… Read More

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Excellent CX requires proper organizational structure and team setup

Sometimes companies can get in their own way of delivering great customer experience (CX). Many companies organized in a product- or channel-centric way, hampering their ability to foster good CX. Do you work in the Marketing, Media & Advertising industry? Get business insights on the latest tech innovations, market trends, and your competitors with data-driven research. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing report, Customer Experience 2021. You can purchase this report here. Critical as it is, customer experience (CX) wouldn’t offer competitive differentiation if every brand was successful at delivering strong CX—and sometimes companies can get in their own way. For one, many are organized… Read More

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NASA crashes DART spacecraft into an asteroid, testing a tactic to bump space rocks away from Earth

An illustration of the DART spacecraft firing its NEXT–C ion engine. NASA/Johns Hopkins APL NASA deliberately crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday. It’s a test, in case NASA has to deflect a dangerous asteroid headed toward Earth in the future. There is no risk of that happening anytime soon, but experts say we need to be prepared.  NASA purposefully crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid on Monday, in a first-of-its-kind test to learn how to defend the planet against rogue space rocks. The experiment should tell us whether hurtling a spacecraft at high speeds into an asteroid is a viable strategy to deflect it. There are no asteroids… Read More

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NASA just crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to see what would happen

The surface of Dimorphos moments before the DART spacecraft slammed into it. | NASA A NASA spacecraft slammed into the surface of a distant asteroid at 7:14PM ET on Monday night, the climax of the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). An hour before impact, the target asteroid, Dimorphos, wasn’t even visible in the images from the spacecraft. In some of the early images sent back to Earth, even Dimorphos’ larger companion Didymos, looked like a single speck against a sea of black. The DART spacecraft was moving at 14,000 miles per hour, and details quickly came into view. Viewers on Earth saw the rough surface of Didymos zip by… Read More

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BYU football: Cougars’ injury update Monday includes good news, bad news

BYU receiver Gunner Romney fights to get away form UAB safety Dy’jonn Turner in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana, on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021. Romney is hopeful of playing in Thursday’s game against Utah State. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News When he got a question about his team’s health issues Monday during his weekly press briefing, BYU coach Kalani Sitake jokingly said he needed to take out his stethoscope and channel his inner doctor. A few hours later, the mother of one of his players delivered the news a lot of BYU fans have been waiting to hear after Sitake and offensive coordinator Aaron Roderick hinted at it earlier… Read More

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