Monday Night Lights: Clayton Valley, Riordan, Dublin, Hercules win rescheduled prep football games

Welcome to a special edition of the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) roundup of the best action in high school football from the first weekend of the fall season. Because of poor air quality, a handful of postponed games were played Monday. Ranked teams No. 8 Clayton Valley Charter 35, Turlock 23 Brenden Bush ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as Clayton Valley Charter opened its final season under longtime head Tim Murphy with a victory on the road. Murphy announced he is retiring from coaching at the end of the season. He had to wait through the weekend to get started after… Read More

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SF Giants drop second straight in loss to Brewers; St. Mary’s alum dominates

SAN FRANCISCO —  The San Francisco Giants returned home from a three-city road trip and dropped the first game of a crucial four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, on Monday night. With Johnny Cueto placed on the injured list with an illness hours before the game, Jose Alvarez got the short-notice call to start. The Brewers tagged him for two runs, one in the first inning and one in the second, on four hits and two walks over his 1 2/3 innings pitched. In the first inning, Christian Yelich hit a one-out double down the first base line and Omar Narvaez hit a first-pitch RBI single to score him.… Read More

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Even with the Delta variant, the ability of COVID-19 vaccines to prevent hospitalization hasn’t significantly dropped, CDC scientist says

Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images COVID-19 vaccine efficacy against infection seems to have declined, a CDC scientist said. Dr. Sara Oliver said vaccines are still highly effective at preventing hospitalization. “Vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease,” Oliver said. See more stories on Insider’s business page. COVID-19 vaccines are still highly effective against hospitalization despite the surge in the more transmissible Delta variant, a scientist with the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday. In a presentation to the CDC’S Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on Monday, Dr. Sara Oliver said that since Delta appeared, vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization ranged from 75% to 95%. The… Read More

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A GOP candidate in Pennsylvania called for ’20 strong men’ to remove school boards that impose mask mandates on students

Steve Lynch, the GOP candidate for Northampton County executive, called for “20 strong men” to join him in confronting the county’s school board on their mask mandate. Screengrab/Twitter A Pennsylvania GOP candidate asked for “20 strong men” to help remove school boards that impose mask mandates. Steve Lynch, who is running for office in Northampton County in northeastern Pennsylvania, spoke at a rally in Harrisburg. In his speech, Lynch also asked men to “wake up” and “make men great again.” See more stories on Insider’s business page. A GOP candidate running for local office in northeastern Pennsylvania pledged to confront the pro-mask school board in his district with “20 strong… Read More

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Settlement made in ex-Sutter employee’s Medicare-fraud practice lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — A civil settlement Monday resolves a lawsuit that had alleged a health care provider knowingly gave incorrect information about Medicare beneficiaries’ health status, the U.S. Justice Department said. The lawsuit, brought under whistleblower provisions of the False Claims Act against Sacramento-based Sutter Health and several affiliated medical foundations, alleged the company violated the act while handling information about Medicare beneficiaries, who would enroll in managed health-care insurance plans. After Sutter provided services to enrollees in certain plans, it received part of the payments for treating them, with those payments based on beneficiaries’ demographic information and health status, as well as generally increasing based on severity of diagnoses. “The… Read More

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Today’s mortgage and refinance rates: August 31, 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead StickyCurrent mortgage rates Mortgage type Average rate today 15-year fixed 2.42% 30-year fixed 3.28% 7/1 ARM 4.11% 10/1 ARM 3.46% 30-year FHA 2.65% VA mortgage loan 2.71% Conventional rates from Money.com; government-backed rates from RedVentures. Current refinance rates Mortgage type Average rate today 15-year fixed 2.53% 30-year fixed 3.45% 7/1 ARM 4.46% 10/1 ARM 3.87% 30-year FHA 2.66% VA mortgage loan 2.73% Conventional rates from Money.com; government-backed rates from RedVentures. How mortgage rates have changed Mortgage rate trends Mortgage type Average rate today Average rate last week 15-year fixed 2.42% 2.41% 30-year fixed 3.28% 3.30% 7/1 ARM 4.11% 4.88% 10/1 ARM 3.46% 4.59% 30-year FHA 2.65%… Read More

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An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use deworming drug ivermectin to treat a patient with COVID-19

This picture shows the tablets of Ivermectin drugs in Tehatta, West Benga, India on 19 May on 2021. Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images An Ohio woman asked a court to order a hospital to use ivermectin to treat her husband for COVID-19 Butler County Judge Gregory Howard ruled in her favor, WXIX reported. Ivermectin is a deworming drug and is not approved for the treatment of COVID-19. See more stories on Insider’s business page. An Ohio judge ordered a hospital to use the deworming drug ivermectin on a COVID-19 patient, several outlets reported. Butler County Judge Gregory Howard ruled in favor of a woman who asked that her husband, who… Read More

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Trump complained on a radio show that the media spent ‘all night’ Sunday covering the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ida instead of his ‘great agreement’ with the Taliban

Former President Donald Trump Getty Trump complained to radio show host Todd Starnes that the media was covering Hurricane Ida all weekend. He added that news channels were not discussing the “great agreement” he had with the Taliban. The former president singled out CNN and MSNBC in particular but called the latter “MSDNC” instead. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Former President Donald Trump went on a radio show on August 30 and complained at length about how the media was spending too much time covering the devastating Hurricane Ida, instead of his “great agreement” with the Taliban. “All they talked about was the hurricane. You look at CNN… Read More

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Hurricane Ida: How is Utah helping?

Surveying the damage for the first time, Sharon Orlando tries to hold back tears on the morning after Hurricane Ida hit her Destrehan, La., home on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. | Chris Granger, Associated Press With winds over 170 miles per hour, Hurricane Ida made landfall as a Category 4 storm Sunday, leaving at least one person dead, cutting power for nearly 1 million in the New Orleans area and even temporarily reversing the flow of the Mississippi River. Since downgraded to a tropical storm, Ida prompted the response of state and federal agencies to help with search and rescue, food delivery and damage assessment. Included in the recovery is… Read More

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Mark Eaton posthumously honored with ‘Good Guy’ Award

Mark Eaton signs his new book at the Jazz 100 Club in the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 30, 2018. Eaton will be at various Utah bookstores this weekend to sign his book. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Former Utah Jazz All-Star center Mark Eaton, who died unexpectedly in late May at the age of 64, was posthumously honored on Monday by The American Legion at its national convention in Phoenix, Ariz. with its 2021 James V. Day “Good Guy” Award. Eaton joins the likes of Lou Holtz, Johnny Bench, George Foreman, Richard Petty and Dolly Parton as a recipient of the award. “Mark… Read More

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