Social affairs

Actor Danny Masterson, left, stands with his attorney, Thomas Mesereau as he is arraigned on rape charges at Los Angeles Superior Court, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (Lucy Nicholson/Pool Photo via AP)
Associated Press
September 18, 2020 - 4:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.” Masterson, 44, who has been free on bail since...
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FILE- In this Aug. 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his 2021 budget address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Murphy says he and fellow Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to raise income taxes on millionaires, Thursday, Sept. 17, while also giving about 800,000 families a $500 tax rebate.. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 18, 2020 - 11:47 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities. Murphy, a Democrat, cast the legislation in sweeping terms, calling it historic...
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FILE -- In this Wednesday Aug. 14, 2019, file photo Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs talks during an interview in Stockton, Calif. Mayors across the country are committing to give cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it. It's part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income as a way to combat poverty and systemic racism. Tubbs, launched one of the country's first guaranteed income programs last year with the help of private donations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 16, 2020 - 6:49 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A growing number of mayors across the country support giving cash to low-income families with no restrictions on how they can spend it — part of a growing movement to establish a guaranteed minimum income to combat poverty and systemic racism. Mayors in at least 25 cities...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event in Providence, R.I. Bloomberg has come through on his vow to spend “whatever it takes” to defeat President Donald Trump. The former presidential candidate has pledged to spend $100 million in Florida to boost Joe Biden there. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
AP News
September 16, 2020 - 5:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When billionaire Mike Bloomberg ended his presidential campaign in March, he pledged to spend “whatever it takes” to help Democrats defeat President Donald Trump. Less than two months before the election, he's finally coming through. Facing questions about whether he would fulfill...
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FILE - Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, left, drives around South Florida's Tamara Henshaw during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. UConn officials have discussed creating helmet stickers, warm-up T-shirts and altering athletic uniforms in other ways to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. “I believe as athletes that we have this platform, especially here, we have a platform and a voice and we should use it, especially on topics like this that have been going on for hundreds of years," center Olivia Nelson-Ododa said last month. "And so the ability to speak out about it and advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement is very important to me, and I know for the rest of my team as well.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
AP News
September 13, 2020 - 10:34 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut officials have discussed creating helmet stickers, warm-up T-shirts and altering athletic uniforms in other ways to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The school last month committed to joining others in the Big East conference in adding...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, a woman looks through a window at a near-empty terminal at an airport in Atlanta. The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Associated Press
September 11, 2020 - 10:24 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has taken a harsh toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a new poll that finds adults under 35 especially likely to report negative feelings or experience physical or emotional symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. A majority of...
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Naked protesters, wearing "spit hoods" in reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, demonstrate outside Rochester's Public Safety Building in Rochester, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Tracy Schuhmacher/Democrat & Chronicle via AP)
Associated Press
September 08, 2020 - 2:22 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Naked except for “spit hoods” in a reference to the killing of Daniel Prude, several protesters sat outside Rochester's police headquarters Monday morning to push for police accountability, local news outlets reported. Photos and video showed roughly a half-dozen...
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, a customer walks past a now hiring sign at an eatery in Richardson, Texas. The Labor Department reported unemployment numbers Thursday, Sept. 3. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Associated Press
September 03, 2020 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of laid-off Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a still-elevated 881,000 last week, evidence that the viral pandemic keeps forcing many businesses to slash jobs. The latest figures, released Thursday by the Labor Department, suggest that nearly six...
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Police Lights
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 02, 2020 - 7:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Black man inside a Walmart store in April. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley announced Wednesday that her office has filed the charge against San...
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This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. Oliver has upped the stakes, on his program, Sunday, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if the city actually follows through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. (HBO via AP)
Associated Press
August 31, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. Mayor Mark Boughton said last week that Danbury was going to rename the facility the...
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