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Tips decreasing while customer hostility rises, workers say in survey

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Tipped workers are having a tougher time this year than they did in 2020, with lower tips and increases in customer hostility and sexual harassment, according to a new survey.

Advocacy group One Fair Wage found that 75% of tipped workers surveyed reported lower tips this year.

On top of that, hostility or harassment related to COVID-19 safety protocols has increased -- 54% said they have had to deal with it. And that pressure led to 30% of workers saying they were less likely to enforce rules because they feared lower tips.

And 31% report an increase in "unwanted sexualized comments from customers."

The survey, based on responses from 238 workers portrays an unhappy workforce that seems to be getting thinner and thinner.

More than half -- 54% -- say they have considered leaving their job since the pandemic began... Read More

Report: Athletics waiting until after World Series to make decision on Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) - Management from the Oakland Athletics have made numerous trips to Las Vegas to check out sites for a possible new ballpark. A report in Casino.org says that they A's will wait until after the World Series to make a decision. The World Series begins in late October and could end as late as November 3rd.

Athletics management has made numerous trips to Las Vegas looking for a site to build a new $1 billion ballpark. The Oakland City Council has not been able to come to terms with the Athletics on a new ballpark in the east bay.

Major League Baseball has given the A's permission to look for a new city to relocate in. Portland, Memphis and Charlotte have been mentioned as possibilities, but DraftKings has Las Vegas as a hypothetical +200 favorite (33% chance). ... Read More

A perfect last summer day

Much clearer skies for our last full day of summer. The north breezes are lighter and the air quality will be better for most everyone to be outdoors and enjoy the normal temperatures for this time in September. Mornings have really cooled off and it's likely we've seen our last 100-degree days of the year, but knowing Mother Nature it's not impossible to eke out another one even after we flip the calendar to fall tomorrow. Sherry's most accurate #WeatherNOW forecast says don't put away the summer wardrobe just yet... Read More

LIVE: Police searching for Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie in Carlton Reserve

You can find the latest on the investigation involving Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie here. Download the WFLA app for breaking news push alerts and sign up for breaking news email alerts.

NORTH PORT, Fla. (WFLA) -- The search for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie is back on in a massive Sarasota County nature reserve Tuesday as investigators continue their work trying to piece together what happened to Gabby Petito... Read More

Maroon 5 playing 2 dates at the Cosmo for New Year's Eve

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Maroon 5 is bringing the sugar to Las Vegas for New Year's Eve.

The band will play Dec. 30-31 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Tickets start at $240 for floor general admission, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Maroon 5 played on New Year's Eve 2019 at Mandalay Bay... Read More

Johnson & Johnson says booster dose of its COVID vaccine prompts strong response

LONDON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson released data showing that a booster dose to its one-shot coronavirus vaccine provides a strong immune response months after people receive a first dose.

J&J said in statement Tuesday that it ran two early studies in people previously given its vaccine and found that a second dose produced an increased antibody response in adults from age 18 to 55. The study's results haven't yet been peer-reviewed.


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“A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine further increases antibody responses among study participants who had previously received our vaccine,” said Dr. Mathai Mammen, global head of research and development at J&J... Read More

Biden declares world at 'inflection point' amid crises

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- President Joe Biden used his first address before the U.N. General Assembly áto declare that the world stands and at an "inflection point in history" and that the world must act with haste to move quickly and cooperatively to address the festering issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses.

With China tensions growing, he also declared America "is not seeking a new Cold War." The president noted his decision to end America's longest war, in Afghanistan, last month and set the table for his administration to shift the U.S. attention to intensive diplomacy with no shortage of crises facing the globe... Read More