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UCSD developing sticker that functions as COVID test on masks

UCSD developing sticker that functions as COVID test on masks

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SAN DIEGO (KABC) -- UC San Diego researchers are developing a simple way to test for COVID-19 risk. The technology comes in the form of a sticker placed on the outside of your mask."This could have a really profound impact on the trajectory of the pandemic," Jesse Jokerst, an associate professor at UC San Diego, told .The test looks for the presence of a specific COVID-19 protease in people's breath. As someone wears the sticker on the mask throughout the day, it collects droplets."At the end of the day, you click a little blister pack, and if it changes color,...

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California EDD's delays threaten unemployment pay for thousands statewide

California EDD's delays threaten unemployment pay for thousands statewide

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Renee Koury and Michael Finney SAN FRANCISCO -- California's Employment Development Department has thrown another curveball to the state's unemployed.As KGO-TV reported, the EDD suddenly shut down 1.4 million claims, trying to weed out fraud. The state gave everyone just 10 days to prove their identities - or lose their benefits. But that quickly overwhelmed the new identity verification system, causing some panic.The good news is the EDD just decided to give folks 30 days instead of ten days to meet the deadline. However, it also means people would have to go...

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California Governor Gavin Newsom expected to lift strict stay-at-home orders, sources say

California Governor Gavin Newsom expected to lift strict stay-at-home orders, sources say

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out SAN FRANCISCO -- Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to lift California's strict stay-at-home orders he imposed on much of the state in December.In a letter to restaurant owners, the California Restaurant Association says sources tell them that officials with Gov. Newsom's office plan to lift the stay-at-home orders in all regions of the state on Monday.Golden Gate Restaurant Association President Laurie Thomas says she's "optimistic outdoor dining will resume by the end of the week"RELATED: When Newsom announced the most recent round of stay-at-home orders, he...

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Study finds people in L.A. County more willing to wear mask than other parts of U.S.

Study finds people in L.A. County more willing to wear mask than other parts of U.S.

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new study out of USC found people in Los Angeles County are more willing to wear a mask compared to people in other parts of the country.The study found 67% of people in L.A. County are likely to wear a mask when in close contact with people outside their household, and 63% wear masks while exercising outside compared to the national average of 22%.The study also found people in Los Angeles County are less likely to come into contact with people outside their households.Related topics:Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.More...

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Queen Mary operator files for bankruptcy

Queen Mary operator files for bankruptcy

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- The real estate investment trust that operates the Queen Mary in Long Beach has filed for bankruptcy protection.The Queen Mary has been closed since last May because of the pandemic.The city of Long Beach, which owns the ship, says it will try to determine what Eagle Hospitality's immediate plans are for the Queen Mary.Related topics:Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.More Videos From CNN Newsource affiliatesTOP STORIES

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FBI locates armored military Humvee stolen from National Guard facility in Bell

FBI locates armored military Humvee stolen from National Guard facility in Bell

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out BELL, Calif. (KABC) -- An has been found, the FBI announced Wednesday.Officials say it was located Wednesday morning, and was discovered in the Los Angeles River off Downey Road in Vernon. Meanwhile, the search continues for the person or group who stole the vehicle from the National Guard Armory last week.The Humvee, which the FBI said is worth about $120,000, was "up-armored," meaning it had been upgraded and is considered a combat vehicle.A reward of up to $10,000 had been offered for information leading to the vehicle, but it's unclear if law enforcement or...

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Doctor discusses study that suggests disinfecting toothbrushes may slow spread of COVID-19

Doctor discusses study that suggests disinfecting toothbrushes may slow spread of COVID-19

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new study from Brazil suggests that disinfecting toothbrushes may slow the spread of COVID-19 in shared spaces, and mouthwash may help inactivate the virus.In the video above, Dr. Anthony Cardillo, an ER specialist and CEO of Mend Urgent Care in Los Angeles, discusses the study, as well as the recent decision to pause the rollout of a batch of COVID-19 vaccines after a number of allergic reactions were reported.Related topics:Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.More Videos From CNN Newsource affiliatesTOP STORIES

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Here's what you need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccination super sites in LA County

Here's what you need to know about the new COVID-19 vaccination super sites in LA County

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and VALENCIA, Calif. (KABC) -- Five more vaccination super sites opened across Los Angeles County Tuesday, one day after Supervisor Hilda Solis signed an .Once they are fully operational, the new sites will be able to vaccinate 4,000 people a day at each location. The county hopes to complete 500,000 additional vaccinations by the end of the month.The new super sites are located at:Fairplex in PomonaThe Forum in InglewoodCal State University in NorthridgeL.A. County office of Education in DowneySix Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia"People are going to remain in...

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Video shows moments leading up to police shooting of unarmed man during mental health call

Video shows moments leading up to police shooting of unarmed man during mental health call

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out KILLEEN, Texas -- Video released Wednesday by a civil rights attorney shows the moments before a central Texas police officer shot and killed a man whom police described as "emotionally distressed," and the immediate aftermath as a resident repeatedly says, "I told you, don't use a gun."It began as what authorities described as a psychiatric call on Sunday that escalated when the responding officer was forced to use a Taser on a man described as emotionally distressed. The officer fired his gun after the Taser was ineffective, authorities said. Patrick Lynn...

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FBI searching for armored military Humvee stolen from National Guard facility in Bell

FBI searching for armored military Humvee stolen from National Guard facility in Bell

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutThe agency says the Humvee was "up-armored," meaning it had been upgraded and is considered a combat vehicle. BELL, Calif. (KABC) -- The FBI announced a search Saturday for an armored military Humvee that was stolen from a National Guard facility in Bell.The Humvee, which the FBI said is worth about $120,000, was stolen Friday morning from the National Guard Armory, the agency said in a news release.The FBI described the green camouflage vehicle as having four doors. The bumper number is 40BSBHQ6; the administrative number is WV57TO-HQ06/M1165A1; and the...

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Pandemic: LA County cemetery, largest in North America, struggles with backlog of burials

Pandemic: LA County cemetery, largest in North America, struggles with backlog of burials

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutThe Whittier cemetery covers 2,500 acres but is still scrambling to handle the wave of burials caused by the pandemic.By WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- The surge of COVID-19 deaths in Los Angeles County has created a backlog of burials at the largest cemetery in North America.Officials at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary say their burial process, which usually takes five to seven days after a death, is now stretching to more than a month."The whole system is under stress at the moment so everything is just taking longer than normal," explained Rose Hills...

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Man arrested in Bell Gardens for allegedly setting cars on fire

Man arrested in Bell Gardens for allegedly setting cars on fire

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy ABC7.com staff BELL GARDENS, Calif. (KABC) -- An arsonist accused of setting several cars on fire is now behind bars.Bell Gardens police arrested 37-year old Eddie Arevalo Saturday morning.They say he was spotted pouring gasoline over the cars and lighting them on Ira Avenue around 7 a.m. Saturday.He ran off, but witnesses called police.Officers searched the area and found him hiding in a shed on a nearby property.He's due in court on Tuesday.Related topics:Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.More Videos From CNN Newsource affiliatesTOP STORIES

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MAP: Where are the most COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Los Angeles County? | abc7.com

MAP: Where are the most COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Los Angeles County? | abc7.com

By Harrison Sheppard and Grace MantheyWednesday, January 13, 2021 6:24PM PTLos Angeles County public health director Dr. Barbara Ferrer says the area has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 outbreaks at worksites.LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 outbreaks at workplaces like grocery stores and factories as the virus continues to surge throughout the region.County health officials say the number of workplace outbreaks reported has increased about fivefold in just a month - from about nine per week to 44 per week currently. Those workplaces include...

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Republican Georgia congresswoman to work to impeach President-elect Joe Biden

Republican Georgia congresswoman to work to impeach President-elect Joe Biden

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out As President Donald Trump was impeached Wednesday for a second time, a U.S. Representative from Georgia is looking to impeach his successor.Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she wants impeach President-elect Joe Biden.The Republican congresswoman said that she'll move forward with the matter one day after Inauguration Day and on Biden's first full day in office.She wrote in a tweet, "On January 21st, I'm filing Articles of Impeachment on President-elect @JoeBiden."Greene added, "I'm proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored."The...

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Fact check: No, impeachment itself would not ban Trump from a 2024 presidential run

Fact check: No, impeachment itself would not ban Trump from a 2024 presidential run

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutEven a Senate vote to remove Trump would not prohibit him from running in 2024; for the Senate to ban him from the presidency, it would have to hold an additional vote on this question.By Daniel Dale WASHINGTON -- claims that impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time would mean he would lose the ability to run for president in 2024.That's not true. Nor are other claims in the tweet.The tweet was posted on Friday, two days after a Capitol insurrection by a mob of Trump supporters sparked a new impeachment push from House Democrats. As of early Monday, it...

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'Catastrophic:' Chronic homelessness in LA County expected to skyrocket by 86% in next 4 years

'Catastrophic:' Chronic homelessness in LA County expected to skyrocket by 86% in next 4 years

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new economic forecast is pointing toward a distressing increase in homelessness across the state of California and especially in Los Angeles County.The which uses data from the 2008 recession to predict how bad the pandemic-induced recession will affect the homeless population."It looks like the impacts could be twice as bad as they were in 2008," said Dan Flaming, president of the Economic Roundtable. "This recession is particularly bad because it's hitting vulnerable workers harder than the last recession."Most alarming is the...

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DA Gascon's office seeks to dismiss special allegations in cold case murder of Inglewood boy, prompting backlash

DA Gascon's office seeks to dismiss special allegations in cold case murder of Inglewood boy, prompting backlash

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out INGLEWOOD, Calif. (KABC) -- A recent prosecutorial decision in a murder case dating back 30 years had prompted backlash for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon and his newly implemented directives.William Tillett, 11, was killed in May 1990 while walking home from elementary school in Inglewood. Edward Donell Thomas has been charged with the boy's murder.At a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday, those representing the child's family objected to the prosecution's motion to dismiss the special allegations in the case. The special allegations include lying...

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Officials warn of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at businesses across Los Angeles County

Officials warn of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at businesses across Los Angeles County

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Officials are warning about COVID-19 outbreaks at businesses across Los Angeles County, where the virus continues to spread at alarming rates.Public health records show there are at least , the most ever reported since the start of the pandemic.One of the most heavily affected businesses is Target, with more than 323 positive cases across at least 14 locations, including 41 that have been documented at the Van Nuys location alone.Whole Foods has reported 92 positive cases among employees at six locations, while Home Depot has reported 236...

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Disneyland to host Orange County's first massive vaccination site

Disneyland to host Orange County's first massive vaccination site

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy ABC7.com staff ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Disneyland, which remains closed to visitors, is set to host a massive COVID-19 vaccination site, Orange County officials announced Monday.The theme park property will host what Orange County calls a POD, or large Point-Of-Dispensing site for vaccine distribution.Disneyland will be the first of five Super POD sites in Orange County with the capacity to vaccinate thousands of people every day. The other sites will be announced as their agreements are finalized.The vaccination site at the park is expected to become...

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FBI: Armed protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day

FBI: Armed protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out Starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitals and at the US Capitol, according to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News."As of 10 January, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January," the bulletin said.In addition, the FBI has received information in recent days on an identified group calling for "storming" state, local, and federal government courthouses and...

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9-year-old girl holds bake sale to fund funeral for dad who died in car accident

9-year-old girl holds bake sale to fund funeral for dad who died in car accident

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out FAIRDALE, Kentucky -- A fourth grader is using her love of baking to help pay for her dad's funeral.Kentucky 9-year-old Kaylei Miller lost her father Sunday night in a car accident. According to a set up for the family, the dad did not have life insurance and the family does not have funds for funeral expenses. That's when Miller decided to host a bake sale."I just wanted to raise money so we could have a funeral for my dad," Miller said.On Wednesday, she spent the day in the kitchen, with help from her family, baking tons of sweets.The 9-year-old made a red...

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Medical troops arrive to assist hospitals overwhelmed by COVID patients in LA, Riverside counties

Medical troops arrive to assist hospitals overwhelmed by COVID patients in LA, Riverside counties

Welcome, Your AccountLog Out With staffs running thin and hospitals across Southern California nearing their breaking point, medical troops are joining the frontlines to help the strained health care system care for coronavirus patients.Troops are now on duty, joining workers at several hospitals in Riverside County and the Los Angeles area...."Most of the people, they are Air Force nurses and Army medics," said Dr. Nancy Blake, chief nursing officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.MORE | The Department of Defense is expected to send around 150 members of the military to shore up staffs at...

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Man maced, punched by Trump supporters in downtown LA speaks out

Man maced, punched by Trump supporters in downtown LA speaks out

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man is speaking out after he says he was maced and hit in the face by pro-Donald Trump demonstrators outside Los Angeles City Hall Wednesday.The agony on Christian Angelo's face is clear to see in photos taken when violence erupted between Trump supporters and counter-protesters that afternoon."I'm getting hit by bear mace right here on the right," he recalls. "I didn't do nothing to nobody and I'm getting a face full of bear mace all over my right side."Angelo turned out that day in support of Black Lives Matter. Angelo says...

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Missing Boeing: Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight, debris found off Jakarta coast

Missing Boeing: Indonesia jet carrying 62 goes missing on domestic flight, debris found off Jakarta coast

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy Niniek Karmini and Edna Tarigan, Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on a domestic flight on Saturday, and debris found by fishermen was being examined to see if it was from the missing plane, officials said.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said Flight SJ182 was delayed for an hour before it took off at 2:36 p.m. The Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar four minutes later, after the pilot contacted air traffic control...

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LA's homeless crisis worsened by COVID-19 pandemic, as shelter space squeezed

LA's homeless crisis worsened by COVID-19 pandemic, as shelter space squeezed

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- At the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles - where residents of Skid Row get housing and help - two crises are colliding: Homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic."The battle to save the lives of our guests, the battle to save the lives of our staff. We're in the battle of our lives and it's like playing chess with a monster genius," said the Rev. Andy Bales, CEO of the mission.Like every other local shelter in Los Angeles County, capacity at the Union Rescue Mission has dropped from about 1,000 people to just 350. That's...

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