Preliminary hearing scheduled in Denver stabbing death

Atlanta mayor is preparing to roll back the city's reopening to Phase 1 guidelines

  • Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms rolled back the city's reopening plan amid surging coronavirus cases. 
  • Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said the mayor's orders were not enforceable and couldn't override state mandates. 
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is planning to roll back the city's reopening to Phase 1 guidelines amid coronavirus cases surge across the state, local outlet WGCL reported. The city is currently in Phase 2 of reopening.

 

Phase 1 required residents to stay at home unless they are leaving for essentials, WSB-TV reported. 

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said in a tweet that the mayor's orders were only recommendations and not enforceable. 

 

"As clearly stated in my executive orders, no local action can be more or less restrictive, and that rule applies statewide," Kemp wrote in the tweet. 

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Tesla confirms its annual meeting and highly anticipated 'battery day' will be held in-person on September 22 at its Fremont factory

  • Tesla on Friday confirmed its delayed annual investor meeting will happen with an in-person event on September 22, but it doesn't anticipate any "formal stockholder business" to occur.  
  • The company's much awaited "battery day," where it intends to show off its latest in electric powertrain prowess, will also happen the same day, it said in a regulatory filing.
  • Both events have previously been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic that's also forced shutdowns of Tesla's factories in California and China.
  • It's not clear what, exactly, Tesla will show off at the battery event, but CEO Elon Musk has promised it to be one of the "most exciting" in Tesla's history.
  • The event will be livestreamed.
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Why taking an ambulance is so expensive in the United States

It's an open secret among Americans that calling for an ambulance is a financial gamble.

According to a recent study, 71% of ambulance providers don't take the patient's insurance. That same study found that 79% of patients who took a ground ambulance could be on the hook for an average fee of $450 after their insurance paid out. By comparison, air ambulances can cost the average patient $21,700 after the insurance pays out.

These surprise bills can be a huge problem, especially when nearly four in 10 Americans would have to borrow money to cover an unexpected $1,000 emergency.

Like the rest of the health-care industry, ambulance operators are feeling intense financial pressure during the coronavirus crisis, and that's causing many municipalities to raise service fees.

Watch the video above to learn why ambulance services cost so much in the United States and what's being done to solve the problem.

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SAG-AFTRA Issues “Do Not Work” Order for Jonathan Lopez’s ‘Ocean Rescue’

SAG-AFTRA has issued a “Do Not Work” order for producer Jonathan Lopez’s series Ocean Rescue, saying that his company “is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement and has not executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA that is in full force and effect.”

Many of these Do Not Work orders are resolved when the producers sign the union’s contract, as was the case recently with SAG-AFTRA rescinding its order on Michael Bay’s Songbird.

Until then, however, the union said that “members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services or performance of any covered work” for Ocean Rescue “until further notice.” The guild also told its members that “accepting employment or rendering services on Ocean Rescue may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

The union’s Global Rule One, which requires members to work only for signatory companies, states, “No member shall render any services or make an agreement to perform services for any employer who has not executed a basic minimum agreement with the union, which is in full force and effect, in any jurisdiction in which there is a SAG-AFTRA national collective bargaining agreement in place.”

Preliminary hearing scheduled in Denver stabbing death

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for a man suspected of a fatal stabbing in Denver.

Jonathan Jordan, 26, is suspected in the death of 21-year-old Joshua Spielman, according to police.

Spielman, who was stabbed in the 1800 block of South Quebec Street, died May 22 at the University of Colorado Hospital. Jordan was arrested May 26.

Jordan’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 3. He has been charged with first-degree murder.