close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for March 1 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. WASHINGTON – Just five weeks ago, Los Angeles County was conducting more than 350,000 weekly coronavirus tests, including at a massive drive-thru site at Dodger Stadium, as health workers raced to contain the worst COVID-19 hotspot in the U.S. Now, county officials say testing has nearly collapsed. More than 180 government-supported sites are operating at only a third of their capacity. After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing plummeting demand, shuttering testing sites or even trying to return supplies. (iStock) "It’s shocking how quickly we’ve gone from moving at 100 miles an hour to about 25," said Dr. Clemens Hong, who leads the county’s testing operation. After a year of struggling to boost testing, communities across the country are seeing … [Read more...] about Plunging demand for COVID-19 tests may leave US exposed
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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — LAUSD’s yellow school buses are going green. The school district has been awarded $536,000 from the California Air Resources Board and South Coast Air Quality Management District for two electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, L.A. Unified’s Transportation Services Division announced Tuesday. READ MORE: LA City Vaccine Sites Set To Reopen Tuesday, With Mostly Second-Dose Appointments “It is critical that as we replace our aging bus fleet with new safe, energy-efficient, and zero emission school buses, that we also continue to build infrastructures to support our greening efforts,” said Office of Educational Services Chief Executive Officer Thelma Melendez. Don’t expect to see the buses unless you are in Central L.A. That is where they will be piloted due to a limited range of 60 miles per charge. READ MORE: 'Magic School Buses': LAUSD Purchases 10 More All-Electric Buses To Bring Students Back When Campuses Reopen Earlier this month … [Read more...] about LAUSD Awarded 2 Electric School Buses
(CNN) When your phone goes off in the middle of the night, it isn't usually good news. At best, it signals a call into action, albeit with a foggy head and a scrambled mind. At worst, the incessant ringing or buzzing represents news of a dreadful event, or an impending one. As the British rower Jasmine Harrison discovered, being woken up at 4 a.m. -- when you're all alone in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean -- is a harbinger of all of the above. "Oh my God," Harrison declared on a video recording that she made of the incident, "I'm actually shaking. This is as scary as anything!" Read More She was roughly halfway through a daring solo adventure -- rowing across the Atlantic -- when she realized that she was teetering on the brink of total calamity. Her tiny 550-pound (249 kilograms) rowing boat was on a collision course with a drilling ship, which could easily have swatted her asunder without ever knowing that she was there. Recalling the incident … [Read more...] about Jasmine Harrison delights in Atlantic Ocean world record row
Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, calling it “catastrophic” for the Democratic Party, the United States and his district. This comes as thousands of foreign nationals attempt to make their way to the United States-Mexico border to be released into the country. Gonzalez said Biden’s policy forces asylum-seekers to make a “very dangerous trek” on top of the people receiving immigrants at the border not being vaccinated yet. He also called for a “safer solution to deal with asylum-seekers.” “The fact is that my heart goes out to everyone. We’re in the middle of a pandemic, but for thousands of people to be reaching our border in the middle of a pandemic in a disorderly fashion would be catastrophic to my district,” Gonzalez outlined. “I have lost over 3,000 citizens to COVID in my southern border district. I still have over a thousand border patrol officers, 500 custom … [Read more...] about Dem Rep. Gonzalez: Biden Immigration Policy ‘Catastrophic’ — ‘You’re Going to Have Tens of Thousands of People Coming’
FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The viral pandemic has triggered a cascade of price hikes throughout America’s auto industry — a surge that has made both new and used vehicles unaffordable for many. Prices of new vehicles far outpaced overall consumer inflation over the past year. In response, many buyers who were priced out of that market turned to used vehicles. Yet their demand proved so potent that used-vehicle prices soared even more than new ones did. The price of an average new vehicle jumped 6% between January of last year, before the coronavirus erupted in the United States, and December to a record $40,578, according to data from Edmunds.com. Yet that increase was nothing next to what happened in the used market. The average price of a used vehicle surged nearly 14% — roughly 10 times the rate of inflation — to over $23,000. It was among the fastest such increases in decades, said Ivan Drury, a senior manager of insights for Edmunds.com. The main reason for the exploding … [Read more...] about New or used? Either way, price hikes squeeze U.S. auto buyers.