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San Francisco declares local emergency amid coronavirus outbreak

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed declared a local emergency Tuesday amid the global coronavirus outbreak.

This declaration will help the city get resources they need to respond to an outbreak.

“We need to allocate more resources to make sure that we are prepared,” Breed said in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. “This declaration is all about preparedness.”

Three people have been treated for the coronavirus in the city. None of the patients are San Francisco residents.

Two patients from San Benito County were hospitalized in San Francisco. They have since been discharged in good health and are no longer in the city. ... Read More

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

NEW YORK (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger, who steered the company through successful purchases of Star Wars, Marvel and Fox’s entertainment businesses and the launch of a Netflix challenger, is stepping down immediately, the company said in a surprise announcement Tuesday.

The Walt Disney Co. named Bob Chapek as his replacement. He was most recently chairman of Disney’s parks, experiences and products business.

Iger will remain executive chairman through the end of his contract Dec. 31, 2021.

“I will continue to conduct the company’s creative endeavors while also leading the board,” Iger said on a conference call with reporters and analysts.

His most recent coup was orchestrating a $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment assets and launching the Disney Plus streaming service in November. That service gained nearly 29 million paid subscribers in less than three months... Read More

Nevada caucuses had similar errors to Iowa, according to The New York Times analysis

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — According to a report from “The New York Times” published Monday, the Nevada Democratic party released final results of the caucuses in Nevada and the data reflects “inconsistencies” that mirror those that challenged the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3.

According to the analysis conducted by The New York Times, there were flaws in the results of at least 9% of the precincts in Nevada, “including some instances in which delegates appeared to have been given to the wrong candidates.”

The analysis by The New York Times states that there were: ... Read More

HopSkipDrive rideshare temporarily suspended in Clark County after driver is accused of child crimes; police seek possible victims

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A HopSkipDrive ride share driver is facing charges of unlawful contact with a minor and luring a child. Las Vegas police are concerned there could be more victims.

The driver has been identified as 50-year-old Ranier Braga.

HopSkipDrive ride service for kids, which was founded in Los Angeles, California, made it’s debut in Las Vegas two months ago. In light of this new information, Clark County has suspended the use of HopSkipDrive in the county.

The county has temporarily suspended the use of HopSkipDrive pending the outcome of our investigation into the recent allegations.

“As soon as we learned about these terrible allegations we contacted the police to have the driver arrested... Read More

NTSB: Driver in fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View was playing video game

Washington (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time.

Chairman Robert Sumwalt said at the start of a hearing Tuesday that partially automated driving systems like Tesla’s Autopilot cannot drive themselves.

Yet he says drivers continue to use them without paying attention. He says the board made recommendations to six automakers in 2017 to stop the problem and only Tesla has failed to respond.

The board will determine a cause of the crash at the hearing and make recommendations to prevent it from happening again.

Sumwalt says government regulators have ignored the board’s previous recommendations for measures to prevent these crashes. ... Read More

WATCH: Mardi Gras 2020 Coverage on the Gulf Coast

Mobile, Ala. (WKRG) — Laissez les bon temps rouler! Mardi Gras 2020 is here.

Join WKRG News 5 as we cover parades all along the Gulf Coast Tuesday. The livestream will begin around 8:55 a.m. CST.

For more Mardi Gras related stories, visit this link.


Nevada joins 39-state probe into Juul’s marketing and vaping products

CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — Investigators from 39 states, including Nevada, will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, Inc. including whether the company targeted teens and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its devices.

Attorneys general from Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas said Tuesday that they will be leading the multi-state investigation into San Francisco-based Juul Labs, Inc.

“Preying on children and those looking for help to quit smoking is the one of the most despicable examples of risking people’s lives for corporate profit, ” said Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford.

The company also is facing lawsuits from teenagers and others who say they became addicted to the company’s vaping products. ... Read More