Denso fuel pumps recalled in 3.5M Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, Subarus | Autoblog

Auto parts supplier Denso has added 1.5 million vehicles to a recall list for a fuel pump it makes, bringing the total to 3.53 million cars.

The affected model years are 2013-2020.

If you own a vehicle with this fuel pump, Denso says you’ll be notified by the automaker. However, as always with recalls, if you bought the vehicle used, the government and the automaker may not know you’re the current owner. So you should take it upon yourself to enter your car’s VIN at NHTSA’s recall lookup page.

Source: Denso fuel pumps recalled in 3.5M Toyotas, Hondas, Fords, Subarus | Autoblog

Biden says ‘we’re all in this together’ as Dem politicians keep getting caught breaking coronavirus rules | Fox News

President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday appealed for unity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, telling Americans “we’re all in this together.” Yet his plea comes as his fellow Democrats continue getting busted for breaking the same rules that they continue to preach.

Source: Biden says ‘we’re all in this together’ as Dem politicians keep getting caught breaking coronavirus rules | Fox News

As States Certify Election Results, An Extraordinary Election Ends : NPR

Signs of a tattered, but resilient, voting system were on full display this week, as one of the most contentious elections in U.S. history rolled toward completion.

Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina put the final stamp of approval on their official vote counts, as workers re-tallied millions of ballots in Georgia and Wisconsin to assure the Trump campaign that the initial count was accurate. Courts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and elsewhere reviewed and almost uniformly, rejected legal challenges for lack of merit.

The 2020 election was extraordinary in so many ways. A pandemic forced election workers to shift their attention from guarding against Russian phishing attacks to acquiring adequate supplies of hand sanitizers and printing millions of mail-in ballots. But more extraordinary were the unrelenting attacks on the legitimacy of the system, primarily by President Trump and his allies, and the resulting decline in public trust.

Source: As States Certify Election Results, An Extraordinary Election Ends : NPR

Europe Covid: WHO says continent was largest contributor to new deaths in the past week – CNN

Europe remained the biggest global contributor to new Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, despite signs that stricter measures against the spread of the virus are starting to have an impact.

(CNN)Europe remained the biggest global contributor to new Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, despite signs that stricter measures against the spread of the virus are starting to have an impact.

The European region accounted for 44% of global new cases and 49% of global new deaths in the past week, according to the latest weekly WHO report, released Tuesday.
While the number of new cases in the region is declining on a weekly basis, the number of deaths is still rising, with 32,684 new fatalities reported in the previous seven days.
This update comes as countries across the continent grapple with how to allow people to celebrate upcoming holidays, including Christmas, and mitigate the economic pain to businesses while countering the pandemic.

Source: Europe Covid: WHO says continent was largest contributor to new deaths in the past week – CNN

Fewer people flying out of Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving eve

PITTSBURGH —Even with a state-wide stay-at-home advisory in Pennsylvania, thousands of people are expected to hit the skies for the Thanksgiving holiday.Still, the numbers are expected to be much lower compared to air travel on past Thanksgiving weekends.

The CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority said that a typical Thanksgiving week before the pandemic saw about 18,000 travelers a day.

This year, it is expected to be able 6,000 travelers a day, a drop of about 65%.

Source: Fewer people flying out of Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving eve

Water main break leads to road restrictions in Westmoreland County

Break happened early Wednesday morning

A water main break in North Huntingdon has led to road restrictions in the area.

North Huntingdon police posted early Tuesday morning telling drivers to avoid Main Street in the area of Hillview Drive and Byerly Drive.

Source: Water main break leads to road restrictions in Westmoreland County

AOC, Ilhan Omar try to block ‘deficit hawk’ from Biden administration | Fox News

Squad members Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., are mounting a petition against Biden nominating his former chief of staff Bruce Reed, who they say is a “deficit hawk,” to a role within the incoming administration.

Source: AOC, Ilhan Omar try to block ‘deficit hawk’ from Biden administration | Fox News

Live! Casino Pittsburgh Holds Grand Opening, Opens To The Public For First Time – CBS Pittsburgh

HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — After months of construction and planning, Live! Casino Pittsburgh at Westmoreland Mall will open to the public today.That project has brought a lot of jobs to the area and opening in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat.The casino will hold its grand opening on Tuesday morning, not too much longer before those doors open and people get to press their luck.
With the casino opening during the Coronavirus pandemic, safety measures will be in place.There will be mask requirements, temperature checks, physical distancing, and repeated cleaning of high-traffic areas, slot machines, and table games.

Source: Live! Casino Pittsburgh Holds Grand Opening, Opens To The Public For First Time – CBS Pittsburgh

Somerset school district to close until Dec. 7 | Somerset | dailyamerican.com

Somerset Area School District Superintendent Krista Mathias reported on Friday that officials learned about four new positive COVID-19 cases in the district.

“All students and employees who were close contacts of the affected individuals have been notified and quarantined accordingly,” she wrote in an email.

As a result, the entire district will be closed for 14 days. School will resume on Dec. 7, barring additional cases or directives from the state.

All students will be learning remotely Monday and Tuesday of next week, as well as on Dec. 1-4.

Mathias said that she is in contact with state health officials each time a case is reported. Thorough cleanings and other precautions are part of the mitigation efforts.

Source: Somerset school district to close until Dec. 7 | Somerset | dailyamerican.com