NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on Sunday. Even though it’s November, it felt like a summer day. The weather was so nice, some people hit the beach, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported. Hoops left them feeling heated as temperatures climbed to the mid-70s at Pelham Bay Park . Jorge Alvarado brought sons Indio and Nauel. “We decided to get all sweaty and just work out a little,” said Indio, 16. “Shoot the ball, sweat a little instead of being stuck in the house. We’re enjoying it,” Jorge said. There were balmy breezes and bare skin in the Bronx and some people were wondering if it was all really happening. “If feels wrong. It feels very wrong. But it’s nice to enjoy it, though,” said Stephanie Campos of Mount Vernon. Campos brought 5-year-old daughter Ashley to Orchard Beach . “I like to be here at the beach,” Ashley said. “November, we don’t go to the beach in November, but, yeah, I want to go to the beach and here we are,” added Ramona Lopez of Kew Gardens. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK: Cheering Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of New York After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency Mayor Bill De Blasio Urges Protesters To Call Out Agitators, Says Officers Using ‘Kettling’ Tactic Is Not Acceptable Commanding Officer Of NYPD Office Of Equal Employment Opportunity Accused Of Posting Racist, Anti-Semitic Comments Online There was a picnic on the sand for Annette Defonzo and family. Kite flying and running around made 9-year-old A.J. Defonzo’s day. “The sun is very hot, but it’s a good day. I like being at the beach, playing with the sand,” A.J. said. “It’s beautiful. It’s like spring right now,” added Peter Williams, manager of CYC Fitness in Manhattan. The unusually warm weather that started Friday bolstered outdoor exercise classes and lured runners out of homes and out of jackets. But keep those coats handy. When fall pretends to be summer, it’s bound to be brief. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here .
Hader has received a warm ovation in his first appearance since his years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced
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Milwaukee Brewers pitcher receives ovation as he returns to the mound
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Starbucks announced Monday it would stop offering plastic straws from all of its stores by 2020, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder. Viral videos — including one depicting researchers extracting a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s bleeding nostril — is prompting some companies and municipalities to find ocean-friendlier alternatives. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils , the Seattle company said Monday that within two years, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and specially designed lids. The company already offers alternative straws in Seattle. In Southern California, beach cities like Malibu and Manhattan Beach have already banned straws and plastic utensils, while Sea World further south has followed suit. Similar proposals are being considered in places like New York and San Francisco. We're removing plastic straws in our stores globally by 2020—reducing more than 1 billion plastic straws per year from our stores. — Starbucks Coffee (@Starbucks) July 9, 2018 To replace the straws, Starbucks also debuted images of its new strawless lids, which will begin to appear in Seattle and Vancouver locations this fall, with phased rollouts within the U.S. and Canada to follow next year. A global rollout of the strawless lids will follow, beginning in Europe where the will be used in select stores in France and the Netherlands, as well as in the United Kingdom. The lid that is replacing the straws is also plastic, but is also recyclable. The strawless lids will become the standard for all of Starbucks’ iced drinks except the Frappuccino, which the company says will be served with a straw made from paper or a compostable plastic manufactured from fermented plastic starch. Straws made of alternative materials will still be available to customers on request. The issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead among large food chains. McDonald’s shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May, although it recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some U.S. locations. In May, Alaska Airlines said travelers on its flights would be served drinks with compostable versions of stir straws and citrus picks: white birch for coffee and bamboo for citrus sticks. The Seattle-based carrier, which said it handed out 22 million stir straws and citrus picks last year, also said it would have non-plastic, marine-friendly drinking straws for travelers that request them. While plastic drinking straws have become one of the more high-profile issues environmentally, they make up only about 4 percent of the plastic trash by number of pieces, and far less by weight. Straws add up to about 2,000 tons of the nearly 9 million tons of plastic waste that ends up in the water each year. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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A large search was launched in an abandoned iron mine in Wisconsin when the boys’ bikes were found at an entrance without them
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Teen boys who went missing inside bat-filled mine found