Southwest Airlines To Enter Fresno And Santa Barbara In 2021

Watch: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Operation Warp Speed’s Dr. Moncef Slaoui in Healthy Returns livestream with Meg Tirrell

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Viewers will find out what both leaders see as we enter the holiday season with Covid-19 cases and deaths surging, get their thoughts on the vaccination rollout, and hear advice for the incoming administration.

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Suspect in Aurora homicide is arrested in Florida

A suspect in a fatal shooting in Aurora has been arrested in Florida.

Octavis Styles, 25, is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant in connection to a March 21 shooting at the Windsor Court Apartments, according to police.

The victim in the case is identified as 22-year-old Surajadin Mohamed Ahmed, of Aurora, according to the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

LIVE: Chair Powell's Q&A, market reaction

Fed Chair Jerome Powell holds press conference after final 2020 meeting-FBN


Fed Chair Jerome Powell will host his final press conference at 2:30 PM ET following the last meeting of 2020.

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As expected, policymakers left rates unchanged and signaled no major change through 2023. Powell will also discuss fresh projections on the U.S. economy.

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Here’s what changed in the new Fed statement

This is a comparison of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on Nov. 5.

Text removed from the November statement is in red with a horizontal line through the middle.

Text appearing for the first time in the new statement is in red and underlined.

Black text appears in both statements.

You can read the full document here.

Watch Fed Chairman Jerome Powell discuss the central bank's latest decision here.

Twitter Users Mock Trump For Griping About ‘Endless Negative’ Ads On Fox News

Donald Trump’s relationship with Fox News ― once the cable network so dear to his heart ― continued to deteriorate on Wednesday, as the president railed against what he termed its “endless negative and unedited commercials.”

Although it’s unknown exactly which ads so annoyed him, it’s become crystal clear he doesn’t appreciate the willingness of at least some of the network’s journalists and commentators to recognize that Joe Biden defeated him in November’s election.

Trump and his minions became especially irritated with Fox News on election night when its prognosticators called Biden the winner of Arizona ― a projection other outlets hesitated to make for several days but that ultimately proved correct.

The president gave further vent to his anger with his Wednesday tweet that, per usual, was over the top (Fox News is nowhere near dead).

Regardless of the merits of his post, many Twitter users thought the president ― even with his days in office nearing an end ― might have other priorities than the ratings of a cable network or the content of its commercials.

Some pointed out the irony of a lame duck president declaring something is past its prime.

Many people were confused by Trump’s rant against the network’s ads.

But one man needed only three words to deftly sum up the gist of Trump’s tweet.

Southwest Airlines To Enter Fresno And Santa Barbara In 2021

Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) on Wednesday announced plans to add two more destinations, as it will start flying to Santa Barbara Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport in the second quarter of 2021.

Last week, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has announced that the carrier will add expand 10 new destinations this year.

“Our arrival in the Heart of California, both on the Central Coast and in the Central Valley, will round out nearly four decades of investment in our California Customers and communities,” Southwest Airlines Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President Andrew Watterson said. “While other airlines seem to fall in and out of love with the state, we’re focused on increasing the reach of our low fares and flexible policies in places where we expect them to make a difference.”

Along with Palm Springs, which received its first Southwest flight on November 19, 2020, the addition of Fresno and Santa Barbara will position Southwest Airlines as an option in 13 California airports before summer 2021.