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Struggling Brett Gardner gets key hit in Yankees’ win
Brett Gardner said he probably understands the frustrations of the game of baseball better than most, which is why the Yankees veteran is hoping he can build upon his latest offensive breakthrough. “It’s one of those things that when things aren’t going good, they just seem to continue to pile on and sometimes you’re not sure if you’ll find your way out of it or not,” Gardner said after the win. Batting .191 so far this season with just three home runs and 13 RBIs after Friday night, Gardner has not been able to contribute as he once did. The Yankees have been thin in the outfield since center fielder Aaron Hicks suffered a season-ending wrist injury, for which he underwent surgery at the end of May. Plus, Miguel Andujar has been diagnosed with a left wrist strain, which he sustained in the series-opener against the Mariners on Tuesdaynight.
More heat in the West, Wimbledon finals, Confederate statues' removal: 5 things weekend
EditorsUSA TODAYMore brutal temperatures hit the WestAnother blistering heat wave is in the forecast for the western United States this weekend. Wimbledon crowns women's, men's champsWimbledon will hold its men’s and women’s singles finals this weekend. 1 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the women’s final (9 a.m. Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson headed to spaceBillionaire Richard Branson is headed to space Sunday in his own rocket. Italy reached the final by defeating Spain in a penalty shootout in the semifinal, and England held off Denmark in extra time.
Mets’ Taijuan Walker selected to All-Star Game for first time
Taijuan Walker, one of the unheralded linchpins of the first-place Mets, is going to the All-Star Game for the first time as a replacement, manager Luis Rojas said after the team’s 13-4 pasting of the Pirates at Citi Field on Friday night. “It’s finally starting to come and hit me now,” said the 28-year-old Walker, who earned a $50,000 bonus with the All-Star nod. DeGrom had opted not to travel for the game, preferring to spend time with his family and rest, and endorsed Walker to be his replacement. When asked what he was most looking forward to about the showcase, Walker joked he wanted to see Alonso win the hitting competition again. With a 2.50 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched while allowing just 63 hits, Walker has been a godsend for the Mets, the only team to offer him a contract this offseason.
Udder madness: Thousands defy lockdown to gawk at tiny cow in Bangladesh
It was udder madness in Bangladesh as thousands ignored a national COVID-19 lockdown to gawk at what could be the world’s smallest cow. Rani, a 23-month-old dwarf cow, has attracted throngs of fans and reporters since her small stature went viral on social media, according to Agence France-Presse. People measure the dwarf cow named Rani, whose owners applied to the Guinness Book of Records claiming it to be the smallest cow in the world. A domestic cattle stands next to the dwarf cow named Rani, in which the owners are claiming it to be the smallest cow in the world. Islam reportedly said the dwarf cow was the result of “genetic inbreeding,” and would not likely grow.
Arizona Gov. Ducey signs bill banning critical race theory from schools, state agencies
"Parents should have the right to know what their children are learning in school," Ducey wrote in a statement about Bill 2035. In Twitter posts Friday, Ducey thanked Arizona state lawmakers – including state Reps. Michelle Udall and Gail Griffin and state Sens. "It’s great to see that @dougducey signed legislation into law to stop Critical Race Theory from infiltrating our schools and government entities!" Critical race theory has faced opposition from parents and citizens groups across the U.S. His essay was titled, "There Is No Debate Over Critical Race Theory."
North Korea rejects AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine over side-effects, think tank says
North Korea has rejected planned shipments of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine that were being organized under the global COVAX distribution scheme due to concerns over side effects, a South Korean think-tank said on Friday. COVAX has said it would provide nearly 2 million doses of AstraZeneca's shots to North Korea. The first batch had been expected in late May but was delayed amid protracted consultations, South Korea said last month. North Korea has not reported any Covid-19 cases, a position questioned by South Korean and U.S. officials. Lee added that North Korean authorities had become concerned about the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of rare but serious blood clotting events among some people who received it.
New virus surge sends younger patients to Spain’s hospitals
And it’s being driven mostly by younger, unvaccinated patients who require less ICU care but are turning in droves to health centers and emergency wards. At this facility, the number of COVID-19 patients has gone from 8 to 35 in just two weeks. More than one-tenth of regular hospital beds and one-fifth of intensive care wards were treating COVID-19 patients on then, but the current occupation rate stands at 2.4% in regular beds and 6.6% in ICUs. In Portugal and Cyprus, hospitals are far from previous near-collapse scenarios, although they steadily accumulate patients. As a medical worker, she also expressed the frustration of a never-ending cycle of virus surges.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes to trial Monday to defend $2.6 billion SolarCity acquisition
Musk will be the first witness in a trial to defend his role in Tesla's $2.6 billion acquisition of SolarCity. Shareholders have sued Musk and members of the Tesla board, alleging that the 2016 deal amounted to a SolarCity bailout. Last year, the board members named in the suit settled with the Tesla shareholders for $60 million with no admission of wrongdoing. And some Tesla board members also held shares in SpaceX and were on its board. By June 2016, Musk said Tesla would bid $2.8 billion to buy SolarCity.
Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Texas At CPAC Dallas And Gets The Tumbleweed Treatment
Donald Trump Jr.’s mockery of Texas during his Conservative Political Action Conference speech in Dallas on Friday was met with crickets. Texas has always led the charge,” Trump Jr. said, eliciting cheers from the audience. “We got to work on that stuff because those people have lost their minds,” Trump Jr. added, to mainly tumbleweed from the crowd. — Kyle Ruggles ?? ? ?? (@kyleruggles) July 9, 2021Even *our* jokes are better than this — TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) July 9, 2021Tough room. ? — Kit Indigo (@kitindigo) July 9, 2021Texas-sizes cringe — Black Lives Matter KC (@BLM_KC) July 9, 2021Hold on....I'm from New Zealand but.....isn't Austin IN Texas?
Former 49ers TE Greg Clark dies at 49
Former San Francisco 49ers tight end Greg Clark died Friday at 49-years old. of Greg Clark, 49, cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend to so many. Our organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Greg Clark. Clark played two years of football at Stanford before becoming a third-round pick of the 49ers in the 1997 draft. career in San Francisco and hauled in 92 receptions for 909 yards and four touchdowns in 55 games.
GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said offering vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government confiscating guns and bibles
Joe Biden said Tuesday door-to-door vaccines could improve vaccination rates as the Delta variant spreads. Rep. Madison Cawthorn said President Joe Biden's call to offer COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government taking people's guns and bibles. "And now they're sort of talking about going door-to-door to be able to take vaccines to the people. Biden said Tuesday that offering vaccines door-to-door could help increase vaccination rates as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly in several US states. Biden's remarks on Tuesday drew immediate pushback from some conservatives, including Rep. Lauren Boebert, who called the door-to-door vaccinators "needle Nazis."
White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push
With the COVID-19 vaccination rate plateauing across the country, the White House is returning fire at those they see as spreading harmful misinformation or fear about the shots. Henry McMaster tried this week to block door-to-door efforts to drive up the vaccination rate in his state, White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not mince words in her reaction. Story continues“Now we need to go to community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oftentimes, door-to-door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people" who need to be vaccinated, Biden said Tuesday. White House officials are quick to point out that their criticism is not related to the officials' political affiliation but to their rhetoric. They credit effective communication and leadership on the vaccines by GOP officials including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Arkansas Gov.
Beyond 'Netflix Party': startups and their VCs bet we'll browse more of the web together
Yet that company -- later renamed Teleparty -- was just the beginning, argue two young companies that have raised seed funding. The other, a four-year-old, Bay Area-based startup, has raised $3 million in previously undisclosed seed funding, including from 500 Startups. From watching sports to watching movies to perhaps even reviewing X-rays with one's doctor some day, both say more web surfing together is inevitable, particularly for younger users. Lerner says that's because the company was screen-sharing other people's copyrighted material and so couldn't charge for its service. He points to a generation that is far more comfortable watching video on a phone than elsewhere.
Survivors of Bosnia massacre grapple with horrors, deniers
Devla Ajsic looks through the ruins of a former battery factory in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)Devla Ajsic looks through the ruins of a former battery factory in Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. For decades, Ajsic did not talk openly about the horrors she endured after Bosnian Serb forces stormed the eastern Bosnian town in the waning months of the Balkan country’s 1992-95 war. Although the Srebrenica massacre was branded genocide by international and national courts, Serbian and Bosnian Serb officials still downplay or deny the crime. For many Srebrenica women setting the historical record straight about what happened to their men has become their life’s purpose.
These 2 Under-the-Radar Stocks Could Double (or More), Say Analysts
These are stocks that – for whatever reason – have slipped ‘under the radar’ – they haven’t picked up the attention of large numbers of analysts or investors. The special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in the deal was New Providence, which acquired AST for $462 million in gross proceeds. SC Health is a SPAC, incorporated to locate a target company and take it public. SC Health announced in March that it will combine with Rockley Photonics, a maker of integrated optical chips and modules. (See SCPE stock analysis on TipRanks)To find under-the-radar stocks trading at attractive valuations, visit TipRanks’ Best Stocks to Buy, a newly launched tool that unites all of TipRanks’ equity insights.
UPDATE 1-Tajikistan earthquake kills five-emergency committee
(Adds casualties)July 10 (Reuters) - An earthquake in Tajikistan killed five people, the Tajik emergency situations committee said on Saturday, with the epicentre of the quake 165 kilometres northeast of the capital city of Dushanbe. The quake of magnitude 5.9 struck 27 km (17 miles) east of Rasht in Tajikistan, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. It was at a depth of 40 km and was also about 153 km south east of Khujand, Tajikistan, according to the EMSC. (Reporting by Shubham Kalia; additional reporting by Nazarali Pirnazarov in Dushanbe; Editing by Tom Hogue and Toby Chopra)
New virus surge sends younger patients to Spain's hospitals
And it's being driven mostly by younger, unvaccinated patients who require less ICU care but are turning in droves to health centers and emergency wards. At this facility, the number of COVID-19 patients has gone from 8 to 35 in just two weeks. More than one-tenth of regular hospital beds and one-fifth of intensive care wards were treating COVID-19 patients on then, but the current occupation rate stands at 2.4% in regular beds and 6.6% in ICUs. In Portugal and Cyprus, hospitals are far from previous near-collapse scenarios, although they steadily accumulate patients. As a medical worker, she also expressed the frustration of a never-ending cycle of virus surges.
Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, on Thursday of conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, and trafficking and attempted trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Western Washington said in a news release. Wilke used gasoline to destroy a wasp’s nest in the base of a maple tree he was stealing, prosecutors said, though jurors did not convict him of charges related to the fire. In August 2018, the group decided to cut the maple tree that had the wasp's nest near the base, prosecutors said. “That theft, coupled with the sheer destruction of the forest fire that resulted from this activity, warrants federal criminal prosecution."
In lieu of Pride parade, crowds visit Franklin Park vigil for Black trans lives
On the day that was expected to mark the 50th anniversary parade of Boston Pride, the city’s massive annual celebration of LGBTQ identities, a crowd of about 2,000 people turned out for a Transgender Resistance Vigil at Franklin Park. AdvertisementIn lieu of Pride parade, thousands attend vigil for Black trans lives Share Email to a Friend Embed On the day that was expected to mark the 50th anniversary parade of Boston Pride, about 2,000 people gathered for Franklin Park Transgender Resistance Vigil. “I’m standing in solidarity with the Black trans community and recognizing that being queer doesn’t absolve me of white privilege,” said the Somerville resident, who went by the name of B. In lieu of Pride parade, thousands attend vigil for Black trans lives Share Email to a Friend Embed On the day that was expected to mark the 50th anniversary parade of Boston Pride, about 2,000 people gathered for Franklin Park Transgender Resistance Vigil. “I needed to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement,” she said.
The glorification of ranked-choice voting
Ranked-choice voting was supposed to be a godsend for self-styled progressive candidates in Democratic primaries, ensuring that they’d be able to beat centrists who would no longer be able to take advantage of liberals dividing their vote. In her concession video, she said: “If the ranked-choice voting campaign needs a new face, give me a call, guys.”The idea was raised again after a special Democratic primary election held earlier this year to fill the seat left open on Beacon Hill by former House speaker Robert DeLeo. New York City’s widely watched Democratic primary for mayor — so far, the largest electoral contest decided using ranked-choice voting in the country — showed that many voters are ideologically inconsistent. AdvertisementRanked-choice is a more democratic system, for sure. Massachusetts voters rejected instituting ranked-choice voting in a referendum last year, but nearly 62 percent of voters in Boston backed ranked-choice, and the city could conceivably adopt the system on its own.
It’s time to open up the State House
Now there’s traffic of all sorts — including lobbyists who “wander the perimeter” of State House grounds, Galvin reports. AdvertisementThat makes Massachusetts the only New England state that has not reopened its State House or locked in a date to so so, the Globe reports. The State House reopening date remains squishy, at best. AdvertisementGalvin, who works out of the State House and also has staff at 1 Ashburton Place, said he confronted the same range of safety concerns during the pandemic and still kept his office open. Exterior State House building tours are starting up.
AMC Stock: Short Sellers' Nightmare
AMC stock (AMC) - Get Report, up 2,200% year-to-date on the back of two massive short squeezes, has been one of the hottest topics of conversation in the stock market this year. And the war between AMC stock holders and short sellers seems far from over. S3 Research reports that, during the month of June, short sellers incurred losses of $2.8 billion on AMC shares. Newegg stock (NEGG) - Get Report has been a recent case of how longs can finance the war against short sellers on the AMC front. Twitter speaksShort sellers have accumulated large losses in short positions in AMC, but short interest remains elevated.
School vaccination requirements may lead to other health disparities
With the highest vaccination rates in the country, Massachusetts is largely protected from disease outbreaks. Over the past decade, vaccination rates have improved and the religious exemption, used most often to forgo one or two vaccines , has held steady at roughly 1 percent. We can strengthen Massachusetts immunization by focusing effort on outlier schools with low vaccination rates, mostly in lower-income areas. Dr. Sylvia Fogel is a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Andrew Zimmerman is a pediatric neurologist and a professor of pediatrics and neurology at UMass Medical School.
Ask Amy: Couple’s differing comfort levels have them fighting over the thermostat
One of us (me) loves air conditioning, especially since most of the places I’ve lived in my life lacked it. My partner doesn’t like air conditioning, and only uses it when it’s blistering hot outside. When I moved into his house, I paid for the installation of central air conditioning. But we seem to fight constantly over the thermostat setting. You can email Amy Dickinson at askamy@amydickinson.com or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O.
Let’s celebrate Dallas County’s herd immunity, but tread carefully
Marking milestones in a journey like this is important, and Dallas County has reached a major one: herd immunity. Dallas County reached this classification with less than half of residents vaccinated; others sadly had to suffer with the disease to develop the antibodies. But now with herd immunity comes a level of protection that means we can more easily focus on other effects of the pandemic, including mental health, education loss and economic damage. It is also important to note while Dallas County as a whole has reached herd immunity, not every ZIP code in the county has. The county’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Herd Immunity Dashboard shows some ZIP codes have 100% immunity, such as North Dallas’ 75251, while others fall much shorter than the 80% required for herd immunity, like south Oak Cliff (75237), which is only at 52%.
‘A total failure’: The Proud Boys now mock Trump
But since then, discontent with Trump, who later condemned the violence, has boiled over. On social media, Proud Boys participants have complained about his willingness to leave office and said his disavowal of the Capitol rampage was an act of betrayal. And Trump, cut off on Facebook and Twitter, has been unable to talk directly to them to soothe their concerns or issue new rallying cries.
Legendary Yoshi’s club in Oakland reopens to capacity crowd
(Although Yoshi’s had already been hosting smaller free dinner music shows in its restaurant area.) Escovedo and his band — which continue their stand at Yoshi’s through Sunday (July 11) — were in top form as they rolled through one sensational Latin jazz number after another. Escovedo was the perfect host for the evening, commenting that he felt great to be the first act to return to the Yoshi’s stage. Here’s the rundown:Yoshi’s: Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra perform at 7:30 and 9:30 July 10, and 7 p.m. July 11; $34-$75; www.yoshis.com. Freight & Salvage: Escovedo and his Latin Jazz Orchestra headline two nights at Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage; 8 p.m. Oct. 8-9; $40-$44; thefreight.org.
Dear Abby: Woman yearns for deeper relationship with her sisters
DEAR ABBY: I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for six years. I’d like to know their deeper thoughts and concerns, be a source of support and care and generally be viewed as a close confidant. Was your relationship with your sisters much closer before you moved away six years ago? DEAR ABBY: My husband of 20 years constantly blames everything on the political party I lean toward. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips.
AP Week in Pictures: Global
From an annual yoga meeting in a Mexican desert, to suspects in the assassination of the Haitian president, to a child mourning his father who died from COVID-19 in Manila, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images from around the world made or published by The Associated Press in the past week.
Gareth Southgate’s special qualities can be lost amid political squabbles
At the end of England’s semi-final victory against Denmark Gareth Southgate appeared on the Wembley pitch and walked across to commune with the England fans. Raheem Sterling with Gareth Southgate during the group win against the Czech Republic. To politicise this so narrowly is also to misunderstand it, to miss what this England team and this England manager are trying to tell us. Gareth Southgate and England’s players applaud England’s fans after defeat to Croatia in their 2018 World Cup semi-final. Famously, the first time Walter Winterbottom produced a chalkboard in an England team meeting there was a near-riot at such schoolmasterly practices.
Euro 2020: Leonardo Bonucci says Roberto Mancini has given Italy 'confidence back'
Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has transformed Italy since taking charge following the bitter disappointment of their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci has sung the praises of his head coach as the Azzurri look for a second European title and their first since 1968. "First of all he worked on our mentality, he gave us confidence back, restored our self-esteem and enthusiasm," said Bonucci. The Three Lions are set to play in the European Championship final for the first time, while this is their first major tournament final since 1966. "We've learned a lot of things and gained a lot of experience and that's got us to where we are on Sunday.
England’s origin stories: this is where football came home from
With the England squad on the brink of international glory, we chart where their footballing stories began and the first clubs they played for
Lewis Hamilton: ‘Everything I’d suppressed came up – I had to speak out’
As Lewis Hamilton rose through the ranks of competitive go-karting, his father, Anthony, told him: “Always do your talking on the track.” Lewis had a lot to talk about. You obviously feel you are being targeted.” Lewis replied, laughing: “Maybe it’s because I’m Black. That’s what Ali G says, I don’t know.” The Telegraph ran a headline: “Lewis risks disciplinary action after astonishing outburst”. There’s got to be a reason that I’m not only the only Black driver but the one at the front. I want to carry on the Hamilton name and make him proud.”Is there something you want to tell me, Lewis?
This is a moment we thought would never come - seize the day
Many seemed to be gripped by the same live-in-the-moment urgency amid the car-honking, Sweet Caroline-chanting madness around Wembley in the early hours of Thursday morning. One young woman asked me when the England team coach would be leaving, desperate to capture one last picture for her album of the night. To anybody not steeped in the pain and pathos of the England team’s historic failures, these are bewildering days. But for everyone else, the delirium dial demands to be cranked as far as it will go. For once, this is not just about expecting victory, but about leaping headlong into the madness of the occasion, conscious that the chance might never come again.
How Pep Guardiola and Marcelo Bielsa primed England for glory
Yet if many were content to write Sterling off, his new manager Pep Guardiola was not. But in relative terms, Southgate’s time with these players, even those who played for his England age-group sides, has been negligible. Walker’s ability to extinguish opposition counterattacks – a skill forged at the Etihad Campus – has become indispensable to how Southgate’s England play. Pochettino, Guardiola, Simeone and many others speak openly about the debt they owe to Bielsa and his ideas. It is simply to point out that in our infinitely connected world, what we like to think of as English success, English talent, English investment, comes – much like England itself – from everywhere.
Shohei Ohtani blasts MLB-leading 33rd homer in loss to Seattle
Shohei Ohtani crushed his major league-leading 33rd home run Friday for the Los Angeles Angels, who fell 7-3 to the Seattle Mariners. Teammate David Fletcher opened the game with his first homer of the season for the Angels. Ohtani, the record-holder for most major league homers in a season by a Japanese, will contest the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday in Denver, a day before making his All-Star Game debut for the American League. An All-Star matchup between Ohtani and Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish looks doubtful, however, with San Diego Padres manager Jayce Tingler saying the right-hander is “unlikely” to pitch for the National League after exiting his previous start with back and hip tightness. The right-hander, coming off his best outing of the season in a win over Kansas City, left the mound with the game still scoreless.
England boss Gareth Southgate hails 'modern' and 'exceptional' Italy ahead of Euro 2020 final
Gareth Southgate believes his England team will come up against an 'exceptional side' in Italy at Sunday's Euro 2020 final and claims the 'two best teams' have made this year's showpiece event. The Three Lions will play their first major tournament final in 55 years this weekend but will have to beat Roberto Mancini's difficult Italy side, who have not lost in 33 matches. England boss Southgate has branded this Azzurri side as 'modern' and 'different to the Italian teams when I was younger' as his players stand on the brink of history this Sunday. 'It's an exceptional team and I think, without doubt, the two best teams in the tournament have made the final.' Sunday's showpiece event is England's first tournament final since the 1966 World Cup where they beat West Germany, while Italy's last match of this significance was the Euro 2012 final against Spain, which they lost 4-0.
The Globe's didactic Romeo and Juliet is saved by its star-crossed lovers
In case we’re not minded, or able, to read that, Mercutio (a swaggering, characteristically hyperactive Adam Gillen) says it out-loud. Here you’re half-invited to pursue such idle thoughts as whether tragedy might have be averted had the municipality done more for disaffected youth. That said, the Capulet ball is excruciating – a long melee of brass section noise-making and novelty takes on familiar pop numbers. Sporting tacky animal masks, the revellers hanker for cocaine (the cry goes up - “Who’s got the bag?”). He greets his character’s slaughters with eloquent, open-mouthed horror, though overdoes it with his retching, writhing succumbing to poison.
10 romantic breaks for locked-down lovers
With uncelebrated anniversaries, cancelled honeymoons and difficult dating conditions, it’s not been the time for romance. However, the world is slowly opening up with the welcome news that fully vaccinated amber-list travellers will no longer have to quarantine from July 19. As such, thoughts may well be turning to blow-out breaks for two like fairytale castle hotels in Umbria or wine-tasting in Provence. More than 150 years later, seeking escape from our fast-paced world, it’s much easier to fall in love with the remoteness. Exclusive UK operator Regent Holidays (020 7666 1290; regent-holidays.co.uk) offers a stay as part of a five-day Gothenburg holiday from £2,395pp, including flights.
Waterspout spirals around Singapore port
Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video playerThe spout lasted around 20 minutes before dissipating.
China tightens rules on foreign IPOs in new blow to tech firms
China proposed new rules that would require nearly all companies seeking to list in foreign countries to undergo a cybersecurity review, a move that would significantly tighten oversight over its internet giants. The regulator is seeking feedback on the proposed rules, which apply to listings in foreign countries specifically, before implementation. The State Council said Tuesday that rules for overseas listings will be revised while publicly traded firms will be held accountable for keeping their data secure. Even before the rules were announced, some companies that had planned to list in New York pulled their IPOs. The new rules could impact Chinese tech firms such as TikTok owner ByteDance Ltd. and on-demand logistics and delivery firm Lalamove, which are considering IPOs.
Japan's robotics market sees boom amid pandemic
Japan’s robotics market is booming thanks to the need to avoid in-person contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for robotics was led by manufacturers before the pandemic, but customers have been increasing among service businesses such as logistics and medical firms. The surge in robotics demand has led to a boost in manufacturers’ investment in advanced technologies such as image processing and artificial intelligence to achieve remote control services. The tie-up will utilize Kawasaki Heavy’s expertise in industrial robots and Sony’s sensor and image processing technology. Tokyo Electron Device Ltd. has developed a system that uses image processing technology to perform complex tasks such as picking and sorting irregularly shaped items.
Moment hurricane-force winds tear roof off business in Florida amid Tropical Storm Elsa
Surveillance video captured the moment hurricane-force winds tore the roof off a Jacksonville business as tropical storm Elsa hit Florida on Thursday. The footage was taken by another business around the corner, video surveillance company Secur-Net USA, at the same time National Weather Service reports show tropical storm Elsa tearing through Duval County, Florida. Cannon's Towing is a local and family-owned business that has been in business for 61 years, WJAX-TV reported. Members of the family who own the business told the outlet that they were 'heartbroken' after the roof suffered the incredible damage. Philips showed WJAX-TV where the air conditioning unit was ripped out and said the business now has 'trees in the warehouse.'
Transfer news LIVE: Tottenham explore Houssem Aouar move as Emile Smith Rowe is set for Arsenal deal
The summer transfer window is alive and kicking as clubs throughout Europe look to cement their squads ahead of next season. It's the future of Tottenham striker Harry Kane that will dominate much of the headlines until the close of the window at 11pm BST on August 31. Manchester City are the favourites to land the England captain, and Sportsmail also understands they are confident of securing a £100million move for Jack Grealish after Euro 2020 comes to an end. Meanwhile, Manchester United have announced they have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund to sign Jadon Sancho, while Arsenal are trying to lure Ben White to the Emirates in a big-money move. Sportsmail's Kieran Lynch will keep you up-to-date with the latest negotiations, rumours and done deals below.
Opposition senator accuses Haiti's interim PM of instigating a coup and demands he step down
Joseph Lambert, head of Haiti's senate, was on Friday nominated to be interim president. Except if, as was the case with Moise, the president was in the fourth year of office. On Friday a relative of one of the American citizens, James Solages, told The Daily Beast they were shocked, describing him as 'a nice guy'. Hérard is currently under investigation by US officials over allegations he is involved in arms trafficking in Haiti, Haitian and US sources told CEPR. Jimmy Cherizier, known as 'Barbecue', said his G9 group of gangs could free the country from the government and its opposition.
Trump calls GOP senators to withdraw from negotiations over Biden's $1.2trillion spending proposal
Former President Donald Trump has called for Senate Republicans to pull out of negotiations over President Biden's $1.2trillion spending proposal. Biden announced with a group of 10 bipartisan lawmakers last month they had reached a deal on infrastructure. Last month, Biden held a news conference outside the White House where he managed to reach a tentative deal on his spending plan with a bipartisan group of senators. But Democrats have also spoken out against the bipartisan deal including Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state. Reporters surround Biden and a bipartisan group of 10 senators at the White House last month
How to use Ddareungi, Seoul’s rental bike
Ddareungi is Seoul city’s public rental bike service, which you can use across the city. You can download the Seoul Bike app on your phone then register or log in with Naver, Facebook or a Kakao account. A one-time pass for one hour costs 1,000 won ($0.88) and two hours cost 2,000 won. To avoid additional charges, you can visit the closest bike station that appears on the app to park your bike and rent it again for another hour or two hours.There are two types of bikes, LCD bike and QR bike. LCD bikes are the originals, and the QR bikes are newer and lighter.
Aesthetics of Korean art, from ancient to contemporary times, explored in a single exhibition
The exhibition “Dynamic & Alive Korean Art” is an effort to answer that question by delving into Korean aesthetics. Presenting modern works along with Korean cultural artifacts from the National Museum of Korea, the exhibition at MMCA Deoksugung offers an experience that will make visitors think about Korean art and its roots. The museum’s Deoksugung venue, one of four in the country, focuses on Korean modern art. The highlights of the exhibition are from a modern art collection donated by the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee. The four works from that collection on display at the exhibition occupy a significant place in Korea’s modern art history.
Rediscovering Joseon’s Neo-Confucian academies
(Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)“Seowon,” or Korean Neo-Confucian academies, were established in the mid- to late Joseon period as private institutions for the aristocratic upper class. Educational materials are set aside for visitors in a small room at Dodong Seowon. Dodong Seowon’s main lecture hall (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)Instructors walk through a side gate after a class at Dodong Seowon. (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)Guam Seowon by night (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)Guam SeowonGuam Seowon was built in 1665 to honor the great scholar Gugye Seochim of the Dalseong clan of Seo. Guam Seowon’s main entrance (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)A view of downtown Daegu on the evening of July 1 (Kim Hae-yeon/The Korea Herald)
[Herald Review] It’s show time for ‘Beetlejuice’
On stage, however, “Beetlejuice” was a hilarious and a jaw-dropping show. Lydia, the daughter of the New York family, is a girl who is obsessed about death after her mother’s passing. Beetlejuice, who wants the new inhabitants to leave the house, and Lydia, who wants to go back to New York, agree to help each other, haunting the house. Celebrated stage actor Jung Sung-hwa played the green-haired Beetlejuice on the opening day, making the audience break into laughter across the hall. A scene from the musical “Beetlejuice” (CJ ENM)
[Photo News] Marine animals brace for hot summer season
Lotte World Aquarium offers its marine animals special treats before Chobok, which falls on July 11 this year and marks the beginning of the hottest portion of summer, according to the lunar calendar. Asian small-clawed otters enjoy pieces of frozen fruits full of vitamins.
[Weekender] Explore the heart of Seoul by bike
If you don’t have a bike – don’t worry – the city has a bike rental service named Seoul Bike or Ddareungi, through which you can rent bikes at Ddareungi stations across the Seoul.You can start your bike journey at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture in central Seoul, where a Ddareungi station is located. After checking out the green bicycle for two hours, bike along the Deoksugung, stonewall road which is a 1-kilometer road around the Palace. Some 40 houses and buildings from the 1900s to the 1980s are preserved here.After looking around the village, you can stop by the nearby Gyeonghuigung and the Seoul Museum of History. If you want to look around the museum, you can park your bike at the Ddareungi station located right in front of the museum. Now you can return your bike at the Ddareungi station at the museum.
Ten TikTok-style short movies to be screened at 25th BIFAN
Global mobile video platform TikTok on Thursday announced that 10 TikTok-style short films will be screened at the 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, which kicked off Thursday and runs through July 18.The short movies will be screened during BIFAN’s “Vertical Short Film Special Screening: 25” program on Sunday, following their release on the global video platform on Friday.TikTok added that the films are edited to be three minutes long and in a vertical format to fit its mobile platform.The film festival’s new program was created through TikTok’s special challenge campaign to support the Korean cinema industry. The campaign is part of the global platform operator’s corporate social responsibility program, “TikTok for Good.” TikTok jointly conducted the challenge on its platform with the BIFAN and the Korean Film Council, raising 50 million won ($43,700). The money was then donated to the festival organizer, which used it to create the 10 short films.“We will continue to support the entire entertainment industry, including movies, so that vertical short-form content can expand its scope,” a TikTok official said in a statement.All the films were created with the theme “25” to mark BIFAN’s 25th anniversary.The films include horror film ”Password #2525” directed by Bong Man-dae, “Kill 25” directed by Woo Kang-hoon and “25-Year-Old Couple” directed by Jung Ga-young.By Song Seung-hyun ( ssh@heraldcorp.com
[Eye Plus] Strolling along the walkway of Namyangju Water Garden
The monsoon season is just around the corner, but the cool summer breeze awaits at the waterfront of Namyangju Water Garden. Located near Ungilsan Station in front of Bukhan River, the nature-friendly garden can be seen at the southern part of Namyangju, Gyeonggi Province. Namyangju Water Garden was created as an ecological park in 2012 as part of a project to revitalize the environment so that residents nearby can enjoy jogging and biking along separate trails. Although first created for the neighborhood, the 484,188-square-meter garden has become a travel destination visited by families and couples out on dates. Red poppies can be seen in May, daisy fleabanes from June to July and cosmos during the month of September.
Beijing tightens grip on China tech with proposal for cybersecurity reviews on all foreign public listings
Two masked men on their smartphones at the Ditan Park in Beijing on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Two US citizens and ex-Colombian soldiers detained over Haiti President Jovenel Moïse assassination
Two U.S.-Haitian citizens are believed to be among 17 people detained in an investigation into the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse, according to local authorities. The prime minister told the Associated Press that elections scheduled for this year should still be held. The best scenario would be for the acting prime minister and opposition parties to come together and hold elections, Dupuy said. Political instabilityMoïse was killed a day after he nominated Ariel Henry, a neurosurgeon, as the new prime minister. “I was the one who was a prime minister, who was in office.
You’re not entitled to a platform, boomer
So, pardon my somewhat snide reaction to the latest Trump lawsuit, which is chock-full of the entitlement millennials have been accused of for so long — and from a boomer, no less. We’re going to hold Big Tech very accountable.”It cannot be said often enough that the aforementioned tech companies are private entities. There have been many egregious violations of free speech in our history, but none that surpass that in recent memory. And a related law in Florida seeking to force tech companies to host political candidates was recently blocked by a judge as well. Whatever the case, we know his goal is not to uphold free speech or our constitutional values.
GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn said offering vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government confiscating guns and bibles
The North Carolina congressman said door-to-door vaccinations could lead to the confiscation of people's guns and bibles. Joe Biden said Tuesday door-to-door vaccines could improve vaccination rates as the Delta variant spreads. Rep. Madison Cawthorn said President Joe Biden's call to offer COVID-19 vaccines door-to-door could lead to the government taking people's guns and bibles. Biden said Tuesday that offering vaccines door-to-door could help increase vaccination rates as the Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads rapidly in several US states. Biden's remarks on Tuesday drew immediate pushback from some conservatives, including Rep. Lauren Boebert, who called the door-to-door vaccinators "needle Nazis."
China Claims To Have World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer, Tops Google
A group of researchers in China has developed what they believe to be the world's most powerful quantum computer, marking the latest milestone in a series of fascinating quantum computing advancements, New Scientist reports. According to a preprint uploaded to arXiv, the quantum computer was able to solve a problem with 56 of its 66 qubits (the quantum equivalent of bits in a conventional computer); breaking the previous record by Google. Sycamore completed a calculation in 200 seconds that would have taken 10,000 years on the world’s most powerful supercomputer. This means it can encode quantum information (the quantum state of a single electron) across 66 quantum bits. The high-precision and programmable quantum computing platform opens a new door to explore novel many-body phenomena and implement complex quantum algorithms."
COVID-19: Cases up 22 443, deaths increase by 374 on Friday 9 July
The latest COVID-19 figures released by acting Health Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane on Friday evening report that cases have increased by 22 443 in the last 24-hours, meaning that the total number of infections that have been accumulatively reported since March 2020 has risen to 2 157 687. A total of 1 884 have recovered having tested positive for COVID-19, representing a recovery rate of 87.3%. Provincial COVID-19 case breakdown Friday 9 julyThe following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded in each province as of Friday 9 July:Eastern Cape – 212 547 cases , 12 056 deaths;cases 12 056 deaths; Free State – 119 137 cases ; 5 396 deaths;cases 5 396 deaths; Gauteng – 11 680 cases ; 14 247 deaths;cases 14 247 deaths; KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) – 367 138 cases ; 10 863 deaths;cases 10 863 deaths; Limpopo – 89 042 cases ; 2 827 deaths;cases 2 827 deaths; Mpumalanga – 104 245 cases ; 1 535 deaths;cases 1 535 deaths; North West – 107 681 cases ; 2 584 deaths;cases 2 584 deaths; Northern Cape – 61 319 cases ; 1 448 deaths;cases 1 448 deaths; Western Cape – 343 724 cases , 12 917 deaths; andcases 12 917 deaths; and Unallocated – 0 cases, 0 deaths. As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 157 687 with 22 443 new cases reported. Today 374 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 63 873 deaths.
Extreme temperatures kill 5 million people a year with heat-related deaths rising, study finds
More than 5 million people die each year globally because of excessively hot or cold conditions, a 20-year study has found – and heat-related deaths are on the rise. It’s prompted calls for better housing insulation and more solar-powered air conditioning, as well as warnings that climate change will increase temperature-linked deaths in the future. But heat-related deaths were increasing, while cold-linked deaths were dropping. “In the future, cold-related mortality should continue to decrease, but because the heat-related mortality will continue to increase, that means there will be a break point,” Guo said. He said in Europe there had already been an overall increase in the rate of deaths associated with temperatures.
What Pfizer's plan for a third coronavirus vaccine dose means for you
The statement also said, "We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed." But that science is unclear, and there is still much to learn about the potential need for booster doses of coronavirus vaccine. Some real-world evidence of waning immunity with Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine has emerged in Israel, where the Ministry of Health issued a brief statement Monday saying an analysis had shown the coronavirus vaccine was somewhat less protective against severe disease than before, and linked this change to the spread of the Delta variant , a more transmissible and possibly more dangerous strain of coronavirus. "It would be a mistake to be giving booster doses without both some information about number one: Do they boost? For instance, organ transplant recipients might not have an adequate response to coronavirus vaccines because they take drugs to suppress their immune systems.
This is the fight Europe has needed for years
She adds that corruption is "intimately linked to human rights abuses like the recent attack against the LGBTI community" because "an independent judiciary should be protecting LGBTI people's rights too." She is trying to convince the Commission to see human rights as part of the rule of law. Those member states want the Commission to act, "because the divisions between the member states in the Council make any serious actions very hard, especially in areas where unanimous votes are required," the diplomat added. From the perspective of Hungary and Poland and their allies around Europe, they are simply showing "respect for Europe's Judeo-Christian heritage." We can either go into the direction of a stronger Europe with more powers, or a weaker Europe, which is fragmented.
More Abortion Restrictions Have Been Enacted In The U.S. This Year Than In Any Other
More Abortion Restrictions Have Been Enacted In The U.S. This Year Than In Any OtherEnlarge this image toggle caption Sergio Flores/Getty Images Sergio Flores/Getty ImagesMore abortion restrictions have been enacted across the U.S. this year than in any previous year, according to an analysis by a group that supports abortion rights. The previous record was set in 2011 when states passed 89 abortion restrictions over the course of the entire year. The Supreme Court prepares to take up abortion rightsThe push to weaken abortion rights comes as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will put a long-standing legal precedent upholding abortion rights to the test. If the court upholds Mississippi's law, it would open the door for new state abortion restrictions that have long been considered unconstitutional under Roe.
In Spain’s strawberry fields, migrant women face sexual abuse
Talking to the migrant workers who pick strawberries in Europe’s biggest red fruit producing region, the Huelva province in Spain, is not easy. “When the manager hires a woman, he demands something in return.”Saeeda was living in an informal settlement for migrant workers before parts of the camp burned down. According to Angels Escrivà, associate professor at Huelva University and part of the network Mujeres 24H that supports women migrant workers, the strawberry industry initially recruited Moroccan men. In 2018, 10 Moroccan women filed lawsuits against Spanish strawberry producer Doñaña 1998, which they accused of assault, sexual harassment, rape and trafficking. “There is this incorrect idea that migrant women do not organise themselves.
Twitter is a mess in India. Here's how it got there
New Delhi (CNN Business) Twitter is going through an extraordinarily tough year in India. Twitter declined to comment about the situation in India when asked by CNN Business on Friday. Google told CNN Business on Friday that it has appointed the three officers. While Twitter declined to comment Friday on its strategy in India, the company's representatives haven't been entirely silent in recent weeks. "I would say that they failed to fully grasp the issues that they would face if they didn't even do base level compliances," Pahwa told CNN Business.
Black Widow Made a Big Change to Taskmaster's Backstory, and We're Not Sure How to Feel
The release of Black Widow is here, and with it comes the revelation of the film's mysterious villain: the Taskmaster. While Marvel initially kept details about their role in the movie under lock and key, we now know just how different the Taskmaster is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe versus the comics universe. Outside of Taskmaster's mimicking abilities, the only things Marvel seems to have kept the same for 2021's Black Widow is that Antonia isn't really a true villain and she loses the memories of her original life. Now, she's the daughter of Red Room creator Dreykov, who turned her into Taskmaster after Black Widow and Hawkeye's Budapest mission failed to kill him. The end of Black Widow sees Antonia free from her father's power and leaves the door open for future appearances from the character.
NHS hospitals forced to cancel operations again by unfolding third wave
Hospitals are again having to cancel operations, including cancer surgery, because they are treating growing numbers of patients with Covid and losing staff who are having to isolate. Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust has had to call off some planned non-urgent operations this week to help it cope with an influx of patients who have been left seriously ill with Covid. Other hospitals and ambulance services are also coming under serious pressure in what NHS staff believe is an unfolding third wave of Covid, which they fear will get worse in the next few weeks. “While every patient’s care is important to us, we have had to postpone some planned elective operations to ensure patients who require urgent treatment are prioritised,” he added. Self-isolation when possibly infected was even more important for hospital staff, because they were around vulnerable people all day, he said.
Love Island's Hugo Made a Comment About "Fake" Girls — Here's Why the Conversation Is Important
Remember this cheerful statement by Love Island fan favourite Hugo Hammond? The number of times he used the word "fake" during the episode could have seriously been a drinking game. If plastic surgery were a flame, then Love Island is the proverbial moth. All of the women, aside from Kaz, admitted during the Mr. and Mrs. competition to having some form of plastic surgery. The average age of a Love Island viewer is 16-30 years old, which means young and impressionable minds are watching.
Lizzo Wore a T-Shirt Dress With Her Face on It, as She Should
Lizzo is *feeling herself*, and her latest outfit proves it. The "Good as Hell" singer attended the JBL True Summer event at Santa Monica Pier on Thursday wearing a white t-shirt dress. But trust us, this was just any old t-shirt dress. As for her accessories, she wore a pair of encrusted sunglasses and silver. Keep reading to get a closer look at her amazing tee, and shop out similar ones if you want a Lizzo t-shirt too!
Here’s What to Shop From the Can’t-Miss Banana Republic Summer Sale
It may already be July, but that doesn't mean it's too late to get some summer shopping done. In fact, now is arguably the best time to revamp your closet, with many brands offering mid-season deals. This week, Banana Republic launched the unmissable summer sale, meaning you can get an extra 50 percent off of all sale items. With so many great deals to sift through, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. We rounded up our favorite picks from the Banana Republic summer sale, from activewear to evening wear.
Virgin River's Season 3 Soundtrack Will Be Your New Favorite Playlist
Virgin River season three is officially here, and with it comes a new season of amazing music selections. The small-town Netflix drama features a mixture of popular music you've definitely heard before and lesser-known artists you might be discovering for the first time. It's a soundtrack perfectly crafted to match all the emotional ups and down the characters (and, let's be honest, the viewers too!) Trying to locate one of your favorite tracks from this season? Keep reading to discover over 40 tracks from the Virgin River season three soundtrack.
Phew, Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey's Romantic Vacation Sure Looks Steamy
Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey can barely keep their hands off each other while on vacation — I mean, can you blame them? Since Michael and Lori made their relationship Instagram official back in January, the two have shared more and more of their romance on social media, and their recent trip was no different. In one snap posted by the model on July 9, the actor playfully bit her chin, while in another, the pair cuddled poolside. ?," Lori captioned a video of them kissing in the water against a beautiful backdrop. Ahead, see photos of Michael and Lori's intimate vacation.
Alicia Keys's Flared Floral Golfing Pants Are My New Favorite Summer Fashion Trend
When it comes down to it, you can complete your summer wardrobe with 10 versatile dresses and pants, but it's always nice to have a few statement pieces thrown in the mix. "OK, ok nice could be an overstatement but you feel me." Golfing skills aside, Alicia brought her A-game to the course in terms of style, pairing the '70s-style pants with a matching belt and white polo shirt. Alicia's pants are on the pricier end, but we do have her to thank for officially getting the flared floral jeans trend on our radar this season. Take a closer look at the singer's stylish pants here and shop similar styles to upgrade your summer wardrobe ahead.
Without Further Ado, We Present You With Barack Obama's 2021 Summer Reading List
Every year, Barack Obama releases his summer reading list, and every year, we look forward to it with excitement. On July 9, the former president released this year's series of book recommendations on Instagram, which include At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop, Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen, and Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. "Whether you're camped out on the beach or curled up on the couch on a rainy day, there's nothing quite like sitting down with a great book in the summer," Obama wrote. "While we were still in the White House, I began sharing my summer favorites — and over the years, it's become a little tradition that I look forward to sharing with you all. Check out Obama's summer book recommendations for this year ahead.
We Figured Out Which Fear Street Books Netflix's Trilogy Is Based on So You Don't Have To
The premieres of Fear Street Part One: 1994 on July 2 and Fear Street Part Two: 1978 on July 9 confirmed that the Netflix trilogy was drawing inspiration from a variety of the Fear Street novels. They're really, really fun to read." Of course, I decided to cross-reference the entire Fear Street book series to see which titles served as inspiration for the films and discovered a lot more than I was expecting. Ahead, you can see which Fear Street books inspired Part One and Part Two. Check back next week to see which books inspired Fear Street Part Three: 1666.
7 Clothing Items That Make Surprisingly Stylish Swimsuit Coverups
From swimming in a pool to spending a day at the beach or lake with friends, summer's most fun activities involve wearing a swimsuit. You can tell because beginning as early as the end of winter every year, social media feeds and clothing websites are flooded with the different types of swimsuits that are anticipated to be trendy in the coming months. After all, you can't head to the bar for a round of yummy frozen margs in just your dripping-wet suit. Swimsuit coverups tend to the shape of unflattering tunics in overly flamboyant patterns that are more country club than Capri. Keep reading to find out how we would wear these unexpected coverups.
Olympic-Bound Marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk Is "Honored to Be Viewed as a Role Model"
According to Tokyo-Games-bound long-distance runner Aliphine Tuliamuk, nothing is harder than 50 hours of labor — not any of the 26.2-mile races she's ever done. "At least I know where the finish line is during a marathon," she told POPSUGAR via email. Tuliamuk, whose daughter Zoe was born in January, requested that her baby accompany her to Sapporo, Japan, for the Olympic marathon event, but was originally denied. Heading into the Olympics, she's continuing to increase her mileage and incorporate weightlifting sessions. There's a lot of Black girls that probably watch the Olympics, but they watch the 100 meters and the field events, because that is where they see Black athletes.
The Wait Is Over! BTS's "Permission to Dance" Video Radiates Joyful Summer Energy
Coming off of the international success of their single "Butter," which has been No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for six weeks, BTS has released a new summer single that has us ready to get up and move. In the music video for "Permission to Dance," which premiered on July 8, V, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, and the rest of the BTS crew hit the desert in full cowboy attire — yes, including chaps, Stetsons, and a lot of fringe — to show off their exceptional dance moves. "Let's break our plans / And live just like we're golden / And roll in like we're dancing fools." Check out the full "Permission to Dance" video above and see how fast you can memorize the choreography.
Here's How the Twisty Ending in Fear Street: 1978 Will Lead Us to the Trilogy's Final Film
Fear Street Part 2: 1978 officially picks up where Fear Street Part 1: 1994 ends — or rather, it brings us back 16 years prior. So how does Fear Street Part 2: 1978 end and pave the way for Fear Street Part 3: 1666? Possessed by Sarah, Tommy goes on an ax-wielding murder spree, claiming Arnie as his first victim. How Does Fear Street: 1978 Connect to Fear Street: 1666? It doesn't seem like the curse is broken yet, so we'll have to tune into Fear Street Part 3: 1666 to see how everything unfolds in this slasher trilogy!
Yes, we can reverse gray hair. No, we don't know why it works. Just chill.
Then they snipped colored and gray hairs from 14 participants who listed and rated the stressfulness of their life over the past year. Credit: elife sciencesBefore the battered tourism industry celebrates this news, however, there's a lot still to nail down about the science of hair graying. When it comes to new gray hairs, though, many of us seem to zero in like Terminators. Some studies suggest there is a limited reservoir of melanocytes up there; when they're done, so is your hair color. More than five new gray hairs, and it's off on mandatory vacation you go.
A Lot Of Influencers Are Toning Down Their Coverage Of The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
After years of complaints that influencers have “ruined” the sale once called the “Super Bowl of swipe-ups,” many are moving on. The retailer's annual sale has been going on for decades, but it took on a new zeal as shopping influencers made it a huge part of their brands. In fact, several popular shopping influencers have declared this week that they are not as excited about the sale. Influencers and Nordstrom ruined the Nordstrom sale, in this essay I will ... @Nordstrom Twitter: @princessclerkTOThe backlash grew even worse during the pandemic. Tone deaf influencers be all like “ARE YOU SHOPPING THE NORDSTROM SALE?!
Amazon Keeps Selling Out Of These 43 Extremely Cool Things Under $35
If you're an avid online shopper like me, you might've already noticed some of the extremely cool items on Amazon that arrive fast. And to make things a bit simpler, I've come up with a list of some of my favorite Amazon finds. 1 A Height-Adjustable Laptop Stand With A Built-In Fan HUANUO Laptop Desk Stand Amazon $35 See On Amazon Use this laptop stand for both work and play. 16 A Kitchen Tool That Quickly Cores & Slices Pineapple SameTech Easy Kitchen Tool Amazon $12 See On Amazon You can core pineapples quickly and effectively using this pineapple tool. 24 A Tool That Helps You Clean Your Whisk After Mixing & Baking Whisk Wiper - Multipurpose Kitchen Tool Amazon $17 See On Amazon You can clean your whisk with little no effort using this cool kitchen tool.
Trick your boss into thinking you're working with Slack scheduled messages
Because whether or not Slack intended it, scheduled messages are perfect for tricking your boss into thinking you're working. But thanks to scheduled messages, as far as your boss can tell you're hard at work dropping pitch ideas into the #Brainstorm channel. Combine that with a handy little trick which keeps your Slack status bubble green, and you're a nonstop working machine in the eyes of your corporate overlords. Because let's be real: While some may welcome the scheduled messages feature as the bland productively tool it's surely intended to be, we all know what many Slack users will do with it. SEE ALSO: How to keep your Slack status active while *ahem* 'working' from homeSee you at the beach.
Twitter to more patiently explain why you're not worthy of a blue check
The social media company announced on Friday plans to more thoroughly explain why certain users don't meet its requirements for verification. It seems Twitter wants them to know why, in painfully specific detail, they failed in their quest for the elusive blue check. "We've heard your feedback that we can be more clear on why an application didn't get approved," wrote the company. Twitter addressed this fact as well on Friday, writing that everyone should have the option to apply soon. "To help you and clarify the info we accept for your [application] category, we'll be adding more guidelines within the application," Twitter explained.
The best documentaries on Hulu
Whether you're seeking to uncover hidden histories, shocking true crime tales, deep dives into nature, political journeys, or personal stories that are absolutely outrageous, we've got you covered. Here are the best docs on Hulu streaming now. How to watch: The Painter and The Thief is streaming on Hulu. Minding the GapOne of the most esteemed documentaries of 2018 began as ramshackle video recordings of a boy and his friends skateboarding in Rockford, Illinois. The Queen of VersaillesIf you're seeking something with a salacious slathering of schadenfreude, you'll relish this daffy 2012 documentary about a billionaire couple going bust.
These Images From The War In Afghanistan Raise A Lot Of Questions About What's Next
A US flag is lowered as American and Afghan soldiers attend a handover ceremony from the US Army to the Afghan National Army, at Camp Anthonic in the Helmand province of southern Afghanistan on May 2, 2021. We've known for a long time that the Afghanistan War was not going to end with a triumphant victory. President Joe Biden has said the US’s military mission will end by Aug. 31, something of an anticlimactic end to a war that has lasted almost 20 years. The country has been slowly sliding toward civil war for months now, if not years. The photos taken during the war in Afghanistan never told the full story — the US military got wise to the fact that telling the truth tended to raise questions (and opposition) back home after the Vietnam War.
27 Accessories Under $30 On Amazon That Makes Your Outfits Look 10x More Expensive
8 These Glamorous Princess-Cut Earrings Made With Sterling Silver Amazon Essentials Plated Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Leverback Earrings Amazon $14 See on Amazon Accessorize your look with these princess-cut leverback earrings. The unique geometric designs come in four different colors, all of which are great options for a night out on the town. 17 This Intricate Square Scarf That Adds A Pop Of Color CHIDRA Silk Feeling Formal Square Neck Scarf Amazon $9 See on Amazon Add some color to your wardrobe with this square neck scarf. The slip-on sandals even come in four different colors, so choose one that'll match your warm-weather wardrobe. This kit comes with 15 pairs that boast different colors and designs to mix and match with your favorite outfits.
Biden’s executive order: What it means for Big Tech and you
But the executive order goes far beyond the scope of those investigations. Hours after the White House released the executive order fact sheet, the FTC published the response of newly installed chair Lina Khan. Berkeley Law professor James Dempsey says the fact that the executive order referred to data collection as surveillance was "significant." The executive order also signals that strong action is coming down the pike on internet providers. "Some of the things that the executive order is talking about — prohibiting termination charges, more specificity on rates and charges — that's not light touch.
10 Things To Know Before Getting An Inner Lip Tattoo
You know you’re having a memorable night when a friend pipes up and dares everyone to get an inner lip tattoo. The Inner Lip Tattoo Cost Is Relatively LowIn terms of pricing, inner lip tattoos are on the less expensive end of the spectrum. It Won’t Necessarily Go Away, ThoughWhile an inner lip tattoo will fade, don’t count on it fully disappearing. It Might Get InfectedSpeaking of bacteria, one of the riskiest things about inner lip tattoos is the chance of infection. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4157746/Experts:Evilyn Ink, tattoo artistDr. Hadley King,M.D., board-certified dermatologist in NYCGianna Caranfa, tattoo artistAnthony Pereira, tattoo artist
The Queen’s Favourite Takeaway Is About As British As It Gets
But one thing I’m really interested in is the royal family’s takeaway habits. When asked in 2017 what their favourite takeaway food was on BBC Radio 1, Kate responded: “Curry, definitely.” They later confirmed they don’t get it delivered, though – somebody goes to pick it up for them instead. I was gobsmacked to see him.”No word yet which takeaway Harry opts for now he lives in the U.S.! Know your body and what works for you and you’ll be fine.”The Queen’s Fish & Chips OrderIt seems that not even The Queen can resist a classic British takeaway in the form of fish and chips. In 2007, he told The Guardian: “If Zara is away competing I'll have my only takeaway of the week.
Injuries continue to plague the Nationals in series-opening loss to the Giants
With two outs in the fourth, when Espino poked a single, Gerardo Parra was sent by third base coach Bobby Henlety and thrown out at home by center fielder Steven Duggar, at least five steps shy of scoring. With one out in the seventh, with runners on first and third, Parra ran on a sharp grounder to shortstop Brandon Crawford, the infield drawn in, and was thrown out by another wide margin. He thought it was hit slower and not straight at Crawford. And in the eighth, after the Nationals loaded the bases with three consecutive hits against Tyler Rogers, Parra reached for a first-pitch slider and hit into a threat-killing double play.
Daniel Jones theory Giants are banking on isn’t what it seems
From the time Dan Marino was named 1984 NFL MVP in his second season until recently, quarterbacks were expected to make their biggest improvements in Year 2. The Giants are selling the narrative that fits their plan after Daniel Jones regressed in Year 2. Alarm BellsMarcus Mariota, Titans: One of two quarterbacks listed here who had more interceptions than touchdowns in Year 3. Summary: Unless Allen and Mayfield are the very beginning of a new trend, their Year 3 breakthroughs present as outliers. The Giants’ best-case scenario is Jones’ Year 2 in coordinator Jason Garrett’s offense takes the place of his Year 2 in the NFL.
Devils re-sign defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler
The New Jersey Devils re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a two-year contract worth $2,250,000 on Friday. The 24-year-old Siegenthaler was acquired from Washington on April 11, 2021, for Arizona’s conditional third-round pick in the 2021 draft that was acquired in the Taylor Hall trade in 2019. Siegenthaler skated in six games with New Jersey following the trade, missing time while in the COVID-19 protocol. Prior to the trade, he appeared in seven games with the Capitals this season. In 105 NHL games, over the course of three seasons with New Jersey and Washington, he has two goals and 11 assists for 13 points.
Shohei Ohtani’s latest jaw-dropping homer not enough in Angels’ loss
SEATTLE — Shohei Ohtani left jaws agape, teammates stunned and fans nearly 500 feet away from home plate ducking for cover. “He’s got that kind of power, that kind of talent,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. Shohei Ohtani belts a long solo homer in the third inning of the Angels’ 7-3 loss to the Mariners. “I was just pumped up.”The Angels had a 3-0 lead thanks to Ohtani’s solo homer off starter Marco Gonzales that soared into the top deck of right field. It left the ballpark buzzing and his teammates — particularly Justin Upton — in disbelief in the Angels dugout.
More heat in the West, Wimbledon finals, Confederate statues' removal: 5 things weekend
EditorsUSA TODAYMore brutal temperatures hit the WestAnother blistering heat wave is in the forecast for the western United States this weekend. Wimbledon crowns women's, men's champsWimbledon will hold its men’s and women’s singles finals this weekend. 1 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the women’s final (9 a.m. England, Italy face off in Euro 2020 finalAfter a pair of extra time wins in the semifinals, England and Italy take the field Sunday for the final of the UEFA European Championship. Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson headed to spaceBillionaire Richard Branson is headed to space Sunday in his own rocket.
Blue Texas? Don't bet on it, Lt. Gov. Patrick tells CPAC: ‘Not ever going to let that happen’
Dan Patrick vowed Friday to never let the state turn Democratic, calling himself the "last man standing" electorally against future Democratic presidential candidates. Texas has 38 electoral votes, the most of any reliably Republican state and the second-most of any state next to California, which is a reliably Democratic state with 55 electoral votes. Texas last voted for a Democrat in a presidential election in 1976, when Jimmy Carter beat Gerald Ford. The last four presidential elections before that in Texas were double-digit wins for the Republican candidates. Fox Nation is a sponsor of CPAC and will be streaming live speeches from the most influential conservatives at CPAC 2021: America Uncanceled.
Mark Levin lays out how Americans can combat Marxism
"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin joined "Hannity" to discuss how people can begin to fight back against the growing popularity of Marxism in the United States. MARK LEVIN: It's not possible to get into everything and it doesn't also mean I have every idea imaginable on Earth and that's one of the things we need to think about and talk about too. I start with the tactics and motives of the left. Other than looting and burning and arson, in terms of their peaceful actions, we ought to learn from them, we got to steal some of their ideas. Not just parents, but thousands and thousands of taxpayers, we own these schools, need to show up.
California shooting near Knott's Berry Farm leaves at least 1 minor wounded: reports
A drive-by shooting near Knott’s Berry Farm in Southern California left at least one minor wounded Friday evening, according to reports. Video on social media showed crowds running inside the theme park but Buena Park Police dismissed false reports that there may have been an active shooter inside. "Officers are currently responding to a shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s Berry Farm put out a statement saying: "We have been made aware of an incident which took place away from Knott’s Berry Farm. Its Buena Park location is about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
California’s northern mountain areas already have seen several large fires that have destroyed more than a dozen homes. Although there are no confirmed reports of building damage, the fire prompted evacuation orders or warnings for hundreds of homes and several campgrounds in California along with the closure of nearly 200 square miles (518 square kilometers) of Plumas National Forest.
There’s no evidence a Covid booster shot is necessary, says Dr. Ashish Jha
There's no need for Covid booster doses right now, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health said Friday, as highly transmissible, new variants test the protections of the available vaccines. Jha's comments come after Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that they are developing a Covid-19 booster shot intended to target the delta variant. On CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith," Jha underscored the importance of waiting for the data when it comes to a booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint statement that said Americans who are fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot. "Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 billion video games merger
An online anchor is seen at the stand of live streaming platform Douyu during the Comic Up 26 on July 25, 2020 in Shanghai, China. China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings' plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu , on antitrust grounds. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behaviour. "If Huya and DouYu are to merge, the original joint control of Douyu will become Tencent's complete control of a merged entity," Zhang wrote.
Cortes, Yankees bullpen combo on 3-hitter, blank Astros 4-0
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes throws to a Houston Astros batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 9, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes throws to a Houston Astros batter during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, July 9, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone hoped he could get three innings out of Nestor Cortes in a spot start against the Houston Astros. “I have bad history against the Houston Astros,” he said. Cole allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings but did not factor in the decision in a 7-4 Houston win on May 6.
NOTEBOOK: For English fan, Euro 2020 offers a sliver of hope
Another failure to qualify for Argentina ’78 was made even harder because, for the second World Cup running, Scotland qualified and took great pleasure to remind the auld enemy of that. Italy had Paolo Rossi leading its attack to a third World Cup; England had Paul Mariner. The semifinal at the World Cup in Italia 90 preceded the group-stage elimination at Euro 92 in Sweden. Why couldn’t England win a tournament with all the talent at its disposal when the eventual victors were a well-drilled but very workmanlike Greece team? U17 and U20 World Cup wins in the last five years would, many hoped, produce success.
Ohtani hits 33rd, but Haniger’s slam lifts M’s past Angels
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani hits a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Shohei Ohtani left jaws agape, teammates stunned and fans nearly 500 feet away from home plate ducking for cover. Ohtani became the sixth player to reach the upper deck of T-Mobile Park with a towering blast for his 33rd homer, but Haniger’s two-out grand slam in the eighth inning lifted the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 7-3. HITTING STREAKDavid Fletcher led off the game with his first homer of the season, extending his hitting streak to 22 games, the longest for an Angels player since Garrett Anderson in 2008.
California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is polling at 6%, says 'I guarantee you that I am in the lead'
John Shearer/Getty ImagesCaitlyn Jenner had her first press conference 77 days after announcing her gubernatorial bid, the AP reported. Jenner insisted she was in the lead, Politico reported, but a poll from May showed her in with only 6% support. California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she's leading in the polls on Friday, disregarding a poll in May that showed she only had 6% support, Politico reported. "Honestly, I'm not concerned about the polling," Jenner said at her first campaign press conference on Friday, according to Politico. Politico reported that Jenner touted her name recognition during the press conference.
Jenner running for change in California recall bid
Associated PressIt took Caitlyn Jenner 77 days to hold her first press conference after announcing she would run for California governor, and the event Friday ended in less than 15 minutes, was light on policy specifics and she flubbed details about polling that showed her having tepid public support. Jenner said she is a serious candidate in the Sept. 14 recall election of first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and claimed she is leading the field of Republican candidates, even though no independent polling has been done that shows that. Jenner also suggested building desalination plants to produce more water for the drought-ridden state but provided no specifics about when or where such facilities could be built.
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Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Two suspects in the assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise are moved to be displayed to the media at the General Direction of the police in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Moise was assassinated in an attack on his private residence early Wednesday. The gallery was curated by AP photo editors Jacqueline Larma, Enric Marti and Patrick Sison. Follow AP visual journalism:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnewsAP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP_ImagesAP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald hasn't decided whether he wants to return for 18th season
Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver — and current free agent — Larry Fitzgerald isn't sure whether he wants to return to the NFL for another season. Cardinals training camp is set to begin July 27, giving Fitzgerald a few weeks to make a decision on whether he wants to keep playing. Would the Cardinals bring back Larry Fitzgerald? Even if Fitzgerald wants to return, he might not have a role with the Cardinals. Larry Fitzgerald isn't sure if he wants to play another year.
Tunisia virus situation catastrophic: health ministry
Tunisia's health system has "collapsed" under the weight of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health ministry spokeswoman said on Thursday, describing the virus's affect on the country as "catastrophic". On Tuesday alone, Tunisia recorded 9,823 cases and 134 deaths, its worst daily toll from the virus. "The current health situation is catastrophic," spokeswoman Nissaf Ben Alya said, in an interview with a local radio station. Unfortunately, the health system has collapsed," she said. "The health situation will get worse if efforts are not united," she added.
Inflation Being Here to Stay Has PPG Preparing More Price Hikes
(Bloomberg) -- PPG Industries Inc. is repeatedly raising prices of the paint and coatings it sells to customers across industries as inflation in raw material and logistics costs pressures the $40 billion business. PPG was first to raise prices once, then a second time, he said. “What we’re obviously studying now is the need to be out with a third set of price increases,” McGarry said. It’s feeling the pinch from the prices of oil, freight and distribution going up and raw materials running scarce. PPG plans to offer employees some flexibility, he said, with some expected to be in the office two or three days a week.
Arab countries pledge aid as Tunisia struggles with COVID pandemic
President Kais Saied said in a statement that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had pledged to send vaccinations and whatever medical equipment Tunisia needed. After successfully containing the virus in the first wave last year, Tunisia is now grappling with a rise in infections. Tunisia recorded 189 deaths on Friday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic began last year. "We are in a catastrophic situation ... the health system has collapsed, we can only find a bed in hospitals with great difficulty," health ministry spokesperson Nisaf Ben Alaya said. The total number of coronavirus cases so far in Tunisia has climbed to around 480,000, with more than 16,000 deaths.
Christina Haack Reveals She Smoked Psychedelic Toad Venom and Says It 'Reset My Brain'
The Daily BeastCobb County Jail/GoFundMeTwo of the victims of a triple homicide at an Atlanta-area golf course over the July 4 weekend were found bound with tape, according to an arrest warrant. Paul Pierson, 76, and Henry Valdez, 46, had their hands, legs, and mouths bound when police found their bodies in the bed of a pickup truck parked near the 10th hole of the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw, Georgia, last Saturday. The body of 46-year-old golf pro Gene Siller was also found near the truck. Police have
Dodgers doomed by bullpen woes and errors in loss to Diamondbacks
Errors by a pair of usually sure-handed corner infielders paved the way for two unearned runs, and the Dodgers walked two batters with the bases loaded in the ninth inning of a 5-2 loss to the Diamondbacks before 49,215 in Chavez Ravine. “When you’re not scoring runs consistently, things certainly get more magnified,” manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers mustered only five hits and went zero for eight with runners in scoring position to suffer their fourth loss in five games. Price escaped a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the first by striking out Asdrubal Cabrera with a 95-mph fastball. The left-hander accepted a bullpen role to start the season, but he will remain in the rotation to start the second half. “I feel like the games I’ve started or opened this year, my velo has been a little higher.
Vaccines that pinch-hit for other ones
But in the last several years, researchers have discovered that certain vaccines can also reduce people’s susceptibility to unrelated pathogens. Similar effects were later documented with some vaccines for tuberculosis, smallpox, and polio. Benn’s group showed that the nonspecific benefits came from live vaccines, which contain a pathogen in weakened form, rather than from non-live vaccines, which contain the whole or parts of the dead pathogen. No one is suggesting that live vaccines for other pathogens are likely to be more effective against COVID-19 than these targeted vaccines are. However, the strategy of using live vaccines to boost overall immunity “has huge potential” for lessening future disease outbreaks before specific vaccines can be developed to fight them, Benn says.
In ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ Jarmusch fully embraces the allure of the night
In “Only Lovers Left Alive,” writer-director Jim Jarmusch turns one of his silliest notions into one of the more affecting movies of his career. “Only Lovers Left Alive” is disarmingly direct and charmingly directed; it’s a bona fide love story, if an exhausted and occasionally thin one. “Only Lovers Left Alive” works because Adam and Eve are a believable couple — he’s the broody one, she functions well in the world, and so forth — and because Swinton has rarely seemed so tender. “Only Lovers Left Alive” has the former with Ian and the latter with Adam’s kid sister, Ava (Mia Wasikowska), a bratty, self-absorbed user who turns up mid-movie and proceeds to make a mess of things, as only family can. Even the title of “Only Lovers Left Alive” evokes that 4 a.m. feeling of being among the woken few, the ones who aren’t sleeping their lives away.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
BECKWOURTH, Calif. — A Northern California wildfire exploding through bone-dry timber prompted Nevada authorities to evacuate a border-area community as flames leapt on ridgetops of nearby mountains. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius). In Oregon, pushed by strong winds, a wildfire in Klamath County grew from nearly 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) Thursday to nearly 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) on Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. That fire was threatening transmission lines that send electricity to California, which along with expected heat-related demand prompted California Gov. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Social Studies: The family penalty, the power of Black policing, cold greeting
In a survey experiment, Americans were asked to evaluate applicants for a job at a marketing and analytics company. Applicants described as “unemployed for the past year; otherwise was working since college” were less likely to be chosen than continuously employed job seekers. But applicants described as “taking time off work for family reasons for the past year; otherwise was working since college” were even less likely to be chosen. Ammons-Blanfort, C. et al., “Self-Help and Black Firearm Crime,” Crime & Delinquency (forthcoming). However, as the temperature rose, the German woman was increasingly more likely to receive help than the Middle Eastern woman.
Diversity, equity, inclusion . . . debate
Yossi Sheffi’s “DEI initiatives leave out the people who voted for Trump” exemplifies the conservative effort to seize upon the language of equity and inclusion in order to blunt that movement’s purposes. Amika Kemmler-ErnstJamaica PlainCall it ‘critical race history’ and teach it to allThe suggestion that critical race theory works only for graduate students is ridiculous on the face of it (“There’s cause for concern in teaching critical race theory” by Richard L. Cravatts). Calling it a “theory” to discredit accurate social history defrauds all of our children. There are reasons to create ‘safe spaces’Richard L. Cravatts’s op-ed regarding the teaching of critical race theory in schools is badly flawed. If BIPOC students (Black, indigenous, and people of color) are inhibited by white privilege, then there is reason to exclude white students from certain safe spaces.
In ‘Brief Encounters,’ documentary’s camera follows photographer
These large-scale photographs were shot either on specially designed sets or on location in towns such as Lee and Pittsfield. (Interestingly, he doesn’t take a camera with him on his scouting missions: “It’s about getting a sense of the place,” he explains.) “My pictures are about the search for a moment — the perfect moment in a way. But we learn of Crewdson’s interest in secret lives, dating to the days when he would listen through the floorboards to his father’s patients in the basement office of their home. Advertisement“Brief Encounters” is a smart, well-constructed documentary that will enthrall Crewdson fans.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
By Niniek Karmini | Associated PressJAKARTA, Indonesia — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. Oxygen tanks were rolled out onto sidewalks for those lucky enough to get them, while others have been told they have to find their own. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said. As its own cases surged, Jakarta then canceled a plan to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June.
White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push
With the COVID-19 vaccination rate plateauing across the country, the White House is returning fire at those they see as spreading harmful misinformation or fear about the shots. Henry McMaster tried this week to block door-to-door efforts to drive up the vaccination rate in his state, White House press secretary Jen Psaki did not mince words in her reaction. “Now we need to go to community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oftentimes, door-to-door — literally knocking on doors — to get help to the remaining people” who need to be vaccinated, Biden said Tuesday. White House officials are quick to point out that their criticism is not related to the officials’ political affiliation but to their rhetoric. They credit effective communication and leadership on the vaccines by GOP officials including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Arkansas Gov.
The science behind why some people are eating their way through the pandemic
A lot of people have been buying, preparing, and eating much, much more than usual while working from home. Eating foods such as sugar and carbohydrates can, in turn, make people feel better by prompting the release of yet another chemical in the brain — dopamine, which is associated with pleasure — in the same kind of reaction produced by drugs. “Someone who has eaten a usually healthy diet is now eating more sugar at home.”Even in comparatively normal times, people turn to food for comfort. AdvertisementWhether people are eating all of that stuff they’re baking does concern nutrition and health experts. This is not a normal time.”That’s what Cohen, the eating disorders specialist, said too.
NBA finals prop bets: Phoenix Suns Jae Crowder props for 7/11/2021
DataSkriveSportsbook WireSunday's NBA Playoffs slate features no shortage of betting opportunities, including the Phoenix Suns' Jae Crowder prop bets. Jae Crowder points insightsThe 10.0 points Crowder has scored per game this season is 0.5 fewer points than his points prop bet over/under set for Sunday (10.5). Crowder's season-long scoring average, 10.0 points per game, is 0.6 fewer points than his average points prop bet over/under. In just 38 of his 78 games (48.7%), Crowder has gone over his average rebounds prop bet total of 4.8 boards. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype / Celtics Wire / LeBron Wire / Lonzo Wire / Nets Wire / Rockets Wire / Sixers Wire / Thunder Wire / Warriors Wire / Rookie Wire / List WireGannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services.
NBA finals prop bets: Phoenix Suns Mikal Bridges props for 7/11/2021
DataSkriveSportsbook WireNBA Finals action continues Sunday, as we focus on the Phoenix Suns and Mikal Bridges' prop bets and lines. Mikal Bridges prop bets breakdownPoints Over/Under : 12.5: 12.5 Over Odds : -125: -125 Under Odds : -105: -105 Points per game : 13.1Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Mikal Bridges points insightsThe 12.5 point total set for Bridges on Sunday is 0.6 fewer points than his season scoring average (13.1). Bridges' season-long scoring average, 13.1 points per game, is 0.7 points higher than his average points prop bet over/under. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype / Celtics Wire / LeBron Wire / Lonzo Wire / Nets Wire / Rockets Wire / Sixers Wire / Thunder Wire / Warriors Wire / Rookie Wire / List WireGannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services.
NBA finals prop bets: Phoenix Suns Deandre Ayton props for 7/11/2021
DataSkriveSportsbook WireSunday's NBA Finals slate features the Phoenix Suns and no shortage of betting opportunities, including lines for Deandre Ayton prop bets. Deandre Ayton points insightsThe 14.8 points Ayton has scored per game this season is 0.7 fewer points than his point total set for Sunday (15.5). Ayton's season-long average points prop bet over/under is 0.2 points higher than his per-game scoring average (14.8 points). In 44 of his 87 games (50.6%), Ayton has outpaced his average rebounds prop bet total of 10.8 boards. Additional NBA sports coverage:HoopsHype / Celtics Wire / LeBron Wire / Lonzo Wire / Nets Wire / Rockets Wire / Sixers Wire / Thunder Wire / Warriors Wire / Rookie Wire / List WireGannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services.
Taylor Widener provides hope as Diamondbacks top shaky Dodgers
For most of his 4 1/3 innings on Friday night, Taylor Widener was pitching aggressively and recording outs. The Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, coming away with a 5-2 victory, their third win in the past four days. “I felt really good the first four innings,” Widener said. I think it’s a good foundation for me to build off of and I’m excited about that moving forward.”In recent weeks, Widener could do nothing but watch. “As any starting pitcher should say, every time I go out there my goal is to give my team a chance to win,” Widener said.
Escobar hits 20th HR, Diamondbacks top shaky Dodgers
Arizona RepublicBy the Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Eduardo Escobar hit his 20th home run of the season and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks pinned another loss on the Dodgers, beating Los Angeles 5-2 Friday night. The Diamondbacks, with the worst record in the majors, have won three of four. Los Angeles didn't help its cause with a lackluster offense that produced just five hits, a shaky defense that made two errors and a combined pitching performance that issued seven walks and hit two batters. Dodgers reliever Edwin Uceta walked three batters in the ninth. David Price did exactly what Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts wanted as he pitched three scoreless innings to start a bullpen game for the Dodgers.
Our border problem lies in Washington, not in South Texas
South Texas is once again seeing a surge of migrants crossing the Rio Grande, our border with Mexico. But his sudden decision to pick up where former President Donald Trump left off with a border wall — using state dollars — is terribly misguided. The idea that Texas should add to a border wall is foolish and ridiculously costly. Our border problem lies in Washington, not in South Texas. Texans, including Abbott, should support solutions that actually work and abandon billion-dollar political props such as an ineffective border wall.
The most watching-the-Olympics-on-TV quotes of the week
(Thursday, The Dallas Morning News)“Herd immunity is not a uniform distribution. (Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News)“Financially hobbled for life. (Friday, The Dallas Morning News)“One good thing about crypto mining is it’s adding flexibility to the system. (Thursday, The Wall Street Journal)Legally Blonde “is more relevant in a deeper way now than ever before. I can go out, like my Guinness world records, just leave it right there and walk off.” — Scripps National Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avante-garde, who holds three Guinness world records for basketball dribbling, and, now that she has conquered Guinness and Scripps, plans to move on to new adventures.
It’s your life — chart your own course
Years ago, I was cashing my paycheck at the bank where my friend Brian worked, when he noticed my mood. He asked what was going on, and I told him that I had decided to end my marriage. The freedom to prioritize my health, happiness and inner peace even led to how these words are materializing on the page. She found her tentative professorship backed by prominent leaders in academia, yet opposed by newspaper publisher and UNC alumnus Walter Hussman. Hannah-Jones’ public choice and my private one highlight the importance of selecting our own entrees, rather than allowing others decide we should starve.
Letters to the Editor — Religious liberty, First Amendment, freight railroads, guns, Walmart
Re: “Supreme Court underscores religious liberty — The court’s belief in tolerance is reflected in a handful of its recent rulings,” by Robert A. Sirico, Tuesday Opinion. One would hope that strengthening religious liberties would not be in conflict with efforts to limit discriminatory activities. Jimmie George, FarmersvilleDallas railroad safety lagsRe: “Support freight railroads,” by Brett Sebastian, Tuesday Letters. Marcus Wood, Northeast DallasGuns and cars aren’t alikeRe: “Can’t blame guns for violence,” by Don Skaggs, Sunday Letters. Blaming cars for drunken-driving fatalities being akin to blaming guns for the crime surge is a moot point.
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Escobar hits 20th HR, Diamondbacks top shaky Dodgers 5-2
LOS ANGELES - (AP) -- Eduardo Escobar hit his 20th home run of the season and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks pinned another loss on the Dodgers, beating Los Angeles 5-2 Friday night. Los Angeles didn't help its cause with a lackluster offense that produced just five hits, a shaky defense that made two errors and a combined pitching performance that issued seven walks and hit two batters. “When you're not scoring runs consistently, things certainly get more magnified and it's hard to pitch perfect,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Dalton Varsho drew a walk with the bases loaded to make it 4-2 and Los Angeles then turned to Jake Reed, who walked Josh Reddick to score another insurance run. Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (8-1, 2.49) had a no-hit bid broken up in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks three weeks ago.
Ohtani hits 33rd, but Haniger's slam lifts M's past Angels
SEATTLE - (AP) -- Shohei Ohtani left jaws agape, teammates stunned and fans nearly 500 feet away from home plate ducking for cover. Haniger drove a 2-0 pitch from Jose Quintana (0-4) into the left-field bullpen to cap Seattle's rally from a 3-0 deficit. The Mariners said only Chris Carter (465 feet) in 2016 and Jose Abreu (464 feet) in 2017 have hit longer homers at the stadium. HITTING STREAKDavid Fletcher led off the game with his first homer of the season, extending his hitting streak to 22 games, the longest for an Angels player since Garrett Anderson in 2008. Maddon wanted the extra position player for the final series before the break.
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Arizona man accused of plowing truck into cyclists indicted
HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of bicyclists taking part in a weekend race has been indicted on aggravated assault and other charges. Shawn Michael Chock, 36, was indicted earlier this week on nine counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count each of fleeing an accident and unlawful flight. Chock's attorney, Hunter T. Lewis, declined to comment on the charges Friday when reached by The Associated Press. Chock then hit a telephone pole, and backed out of the crowd as cyclists pounded on the truck’s windows, screaming for him to get out, witnesses said. Chock drove down the road, turned around and headed back toward the cyclists before driving away, witnesses said.
Navajo Nation's largest casino prepares to reopen to public
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation's largest casino is preparing to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff has been closed since March 2020. Casino and hotel patrons will be required to wear masks and have their temperatures checked. The number of newly reported coronavirus cases on the reservation has remained relatively low. Still, tribal leaders have urged residents of the reservation that stretches into New Mexico, Arizona and Utah to be cautious, wear masks and get vaccinated.
Weir coaches Canadian U19 team into semifinal showdown vs. Team U.S.A.
The team, led by current New York Knicks star RJ Barrett, won gold — the first medal in the team’s history. Team Canada didn’t fair nearly as well, but it hasn’t diminished expectations for the new bunch. Tuesday, in the opening round of bracket play, Canada enjoyed a 86-56 win over Puerto Rico, a team that beat Canada in the 2019 U19 World Cup. Team USA, led by consensus No. Team USA’s coaching staff consists of TCU head coach Jaimie Dixon and assistants Jerod Haase, Stanford’s head coach, and James Jones, head coach at Yale.
Editorial: County makes right move on new training academy
Bernalillo County has inked its first “build to suit” agreement that will give the county a new, custom-built training facility for sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and EMTs. Developer FireEd LLC will front the building costs for the 40,981-square-foot training academy in the South Valley and the county will lease the building for 30 years, starting at $1.6 million a year. '”Deputy County Manager Greg Perez said the current firefighter training venue is “substandard” and too small. Perez said it’s been about two years since sheriff’s deputies and county fire held a joint training – and then they used Cottonwood Mall as the venue. But the new training academy won’t be limited to incoming cadets.
Our incarceration nation: After prison many still captive
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Recommend working at Walmart? Never, say Black managers in survey
Some Black senior managers at US retail giant Walmart do not recommend working there, according to an internal survey from the company. The survey, as reported by Bloomberg, asked 56 Black senior directors, managers and supervisors about their experience. One Black director commented: “I have been here 10 years and I have never recommended Walmart to a person of color. The Black directors and senior directors – roles that rank below vice-presidents at Walmart – gave an average score of minus 86. Meanwhile senior Black managers who report to directors gave a score of minus 100, the lowest score possible.
‘We didn’t know the rules we were rebelling against’: how The Office changed comedy
Yet by marrying all those things together – and so much more – The Office managed to raze the comedy landscape, establishing a whole new language and style for the British sitcom. The Office is relentlessly, ridiculously funny, and yet, suggests Allen, also helped liberate sitcoms from the “pressure to do jokes, jokes, jokes”. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBCIf The Office contributed to the demise of catchphrase comedy and punchline-heavy standup, it wasn’t exactly an accident. The Office is a comedy about comedy. “You almost got locked into the rhythm of speaking in that Brent way, it was a musical thing.
Grey glamour at Cannes film festival as stars show their silver hair
The red carpet at Cannes film festival has long featured A-list stars in glamorous gowns and with perfect hair. Helen Mirren also attended, wearing her grey hair up in a chignon, and Jodie Foster, who received an honorary Palme d’Or at the festival, had her hair in a shoulder-length bob with grey streaks visible around her hairline. But while this is a trend for millennials and Gen Z, naturally grey hair on women over a certain age is different. Though men who go grey are seen as distinguished, grey hair on older women has been seen as unattractive, ageing and even a disadvantage in the job market. Both are positive that the perception of women with naturally grey hair is changing.
No kick from shampanskoye: new law falling flat at upscale Moscow bars
The wine buckets sweat away in heatwave conditions, but ask the upscale Russian clientele whether they are ready to accept French champagne as “sparkling wine” and you will get a distinctly cool reaction. “Champagne is still champagne,” smiled Ilya, a consultant in his 20s taking a cigarette break. He had settled on prosecco that evening and said he was not averse to ordering a bottle of Russian sparkling wine. A supermarket in Moscow: French champagne supplier Moët Hennessy briefly halted deliveries to Russia when the law was introduced. “If we are selling namely [French] champagne, it’s going to remain in the champagne section,” said Lebedeva.
Charlottesville to remove Confederate statues that helped spark deadly rally
A statue to a Confederate general that helped spark a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017 is set to be removed on Saturday. In response, the city council set up a commission on race, memorials and public Spaces. The Lee statue became a rallying point for such extremists, culminating in a “Unite the Right” rally in August that year. Neo-Nazis and other white supremacists congregated in Charlottesville to defend the Lee statue and a counter-protester, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed. A white supremacist was convicted of her murder.
Fox News’ planned 24-hour weather channel has climate experts worried
Fox News Media, the company that owns the reactionary, climate crisis-skeptical Fox News, is launching a weather channel this year – a development that has climate crisis experts worried. Fox Weather, a 24-hour channel devoted to all things meteorological, promises “cutting-edge display technology”, according to a press release, with “forecasting experts surrounding every major weather event”. But it is Fox News’ output, and the potential for Fox Weather to adopt a similar tone to its sister channel, that has onlookers concerned. Sharri Berg, formerly the executive vice-president of news operations for the Fox News channel, will oversee Fox Weather, along with Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media. If Fox Weather does not interfere with the weather information its new staff is putting out, then Maibach said there is hope – for the weather channel at least.
Hong Kong's urban farms sprout gardens in the sky
With their heads in the clouds and their hands in the soil, a group of office workers are busy harvesting the fruits of their labor on the roof of a Hong Kong skyscraper. But while Hong Kong is one of the most densely packed places on earth, there is still considerable space to grow food locally. | AFP-JIJITo incorporate urban farms into the blueprints for office buildings, Rooftop Republic closely collaborates with architects, developers and property managers. “In Hong Kong, most of the people focus on the commercial value of the properties. The 60-year-old initially learned techniques and tricks from professionals to develop her farming plot in the New Territories region of Hong Kong — a rural area close to the border with mainland China.
China watchdog rejects Tencent-led game streaming deal
Chinese regulators rejected Huya Inc.’s proposal to acquire rival DouYu International Holdings Ltd., killing a deal that would have helped cement Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s lead in video game streaming. The deal wasn’t approved because it would strengthen Tencent’s dominance in China’s game streaming market, giving it an anti-competitive edge, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said in a statement on Saturday. The case marks the first rejection by the SAMR on mergers and investment deals by China’s internet companies. Many companies, including Tencent and Alibaba, have since been fined 500,000 yuan ($77,173) per deal, for failing to declare past acquisitions under the country’s anti-monopoly laws. The pledges made by the parties applying for approval cannot effectively reduce the negative impact of the deal on China’s domestic game live-streaming and web-based gaming services markets, the regulator said Saturday.
Subway floods in New York following heavy rain
Bad weather sweeping across the region associated with Storm Elsa impacts quite spectacularly on 149th St Grand Concourse subway station.
Antonio Conte interview: Why Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci make all the difference for Italy
Also, for Leo, for Bonucci, I think together they are the strongest defenders in the Euros. “Donnarumma, I think in this moment and in the future will be one of the best goalkeepers in the world because he is a complete player,” Conte says. “Barella is a player that only two years ago, he was playing with Cagliari, with a medium team,” Conte says. “He has room for improvement, but for this Italy he’s very important because he gives a greater energy. “I think for Jorginho, it’s been very, very important to play in a league like England,” Conte says.
Quality of palliative care falls in Japan amid pandemic
Over 70% of hospitals in Japan with palliative care units for patients with terminal cancer and other diseases believe that the quality of care has decreased due to the pandemic, a survey by a nonprofit organization showed. The pandemic has forced hospitals to reduce visits to patients by family members and others to prevent infections, according to Hospice Palliative Care Japan, a nonprofit based in Kanagawa Prefecture. The March survey covered 376 hospitals and asked them about their measures taken between December and February. About 33% of responding hospitals said that the quality of palliative care has “greatly decreased” due to the pandemic, while 39% said that it has “decreased somewhat.”Only 25% said that the quality of care has not decreased. “Infection prevention measures and visit restrictions need to be reviewed based on the infection situation and the situation of patients and their families,” said Hirofumi Abo, vice president of Hospice Palliative Care Japan.
SsangYong Motor to sell plant site in rehabilitation efforts
Ssangyong Motor’s factory in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, on June 8. (Yonhap)SsangYong Motor, a debt-ridden automaker, decided to sell the site of its plant in Pyeongtaek as part of self-rescue efforts, the local government said Saturday. "We will actively support SsangYong Motor to grow into a global company that contributes to the development of the local economy,"Jung Jang-seon, mayor of Pyeongtaek, said. Chung Yong-won, court-appointed administrator, said the new plant will focus on green and self-driving cars as a base for the company's long-term survival. EY Han Young, an accounting firm in charge of the sale process, issued a public notice that it will accept letters of intent from potential buyers until the end of July and conduct preliminary reviews on them in August.
Shizuoka hotels take in evacuees from deadly landslide
The disaster occurred in the resort city of Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture, less than an hour from Tokyo by bullet train. Hotel New Akao told the city government the morning after the disaster that it was ready to accommodate evacuees. Disaster relief personnel on Friday in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture | KYODOAs of Friday night, a total of 572 people were staying in Atami New Fujiya Hotel and Hotel New Akao. Most of the evacuees were staying at Atami New Fujiya, which decided to extend the initial planned stay by a week, until July 16, to accommodate the evacuees. Some small-scale accommodation facilities in Atami have also started to take in evacuees free of charge.
The Magic of Crab and Melon Okroshka
“Do we need four melons?” asked my husband, who I think imagined the second fridge holding something liquid and hops-based. “Of course!” I said, feigning deep offense at the insinuation that I might lose my sense of proportion at a summer farmer’s market. But the game was now on, but I was ready to hatch something long imagined: an upscale version of okroshka. Okroshka is one of the great joys of the short, but intense Russian summer. Made with either kvass or kefir, classic okroshka contains hard-boiled eggs, radishes, cucumbers, ham or Bologna, and lots and lots of fresh herbs.
Armed police arrest a man at Green Park station in London over reports of a stabbing on board train
Witnesses said they saw a man being led away in handcuffs from Bond Street station while flanked by armed police officers. Model Gail Porter witnessed armed police officers walking through Bond Street station. BTP told Mail Online that the stabbing took place on the Jubilee Line between Green Park and Bond street stations. Model Gail Porter witnessed armed police officers walking through Bond Street station. The tube station, which is less than a mile away from Buckingham Palace, was evacuated by police, according to witnesses.
Orange County venue cancels Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene’s planned America First rally
A Laguna Hills event center canceled plans to host an “America First” rally on July 17 after learning the speakers were slated to be two of the most controversial Republicans in Congress: Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene. “We just want to stay clear of that,” Javad Mirtavoosi, general manager of Pacific Hills Banquet & Event Center, said by phone Friday. And they’re still selling tickets for a rally, though they’re still trying to find an Orange County venue for the same day. “We’re very close to securing a location that will proudly host our America First Rally with Congresswoman Greene and Congressman Gaetz,” Nick Dyer, spokesman for Greene’s campaign, said Friday afternoon. The flier lists the location as the Pacific Hills center on Moulton Parkway.
Right-wing anti-vaccine hysteria hits fever pitch as Nazi comparisons grow
Right-wing scaremongering about the COVID-19 vaccine hit a fever pitch this week, from Fox News to some of the conservative movement's more fringe characters, with pundits placing particular emphasis on the apparent connection between President Biden's vaccine rollout and Nazi Germany. "The Biden Administration wants to knock on your door to see if you're vaccinated," Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted . pic.twitter.com/gKXzogwM2C — Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 8, 2021Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., called the officials handling Biden's vaccine push "medical brown shirts." Meanwhile, Charlie Kirk, the founder of conservative youth advocacy group Turning Point USA, eschewed a Nazi-era comparison, instead calling Biden's vaccination push an "apartheid-style, open-air hostage situation." Conservative vaccine hesitancy, fueled by this militant anti-vaccine messaging, remains strong — despite pleas from numerous Republican governors to get vaccinated.
White nationalists prep for "physical" altercation with security at Dallas CPAC conference
A years-long feud between Fuentes and CPAC organizers appeared to escalate on Wednesday after Fuentes' declaration. "I'm going to CPAC in Dallas on Saturday," he tweeted to his loyal "groyper army," many of whom responded with excitement. "Well, most likely, I'll be getting physically removed from CPAC in Dallas on Saturday, but you can come watch if you want," he added. I imagine if they have similar plans in Dallas ... their time inside the conference will be short-lived." Holt added that Fuentes and the "groypers" see CPAC as a way to "boost their own visibility" and attempt to "siphon off" attendees from more mainstream conservative groups.
Lena Dunham says she never had an abortion but 'I wish I had'
Lena Dunham said on the latest episode of her podcast that she wishes she'd had an abortion to fight the "stigma around this issue." "Something I've thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion," Dunham said on her podcast "Women of the Hour" December 14. "'I haven’t had an abortion,' I told her. She added, "Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had." — Nora Baron (@bambibaron) December 20, 2016A rep for Dunham did not return FOX411's request for comment.
Charlottesville prepares to take down Confederate statues on Saturday
(CNN) Two bronze statues of Confederate generals will be removed from public property in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, almost four years after the statues were the flashpoint for the violent "Unite the Right" rally that left one person dead and many others injured. In a news release , the Charlottesville government said the statues of Robert E. Lee in Market Street Park and Thomas J. The city said it is looking for a new home for the statues at a museum, military battlefield or historical society. A statue of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is seen on April 1, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Charlottesville City Council voted June 7 to remove the the statues following a court battle of more than three years.
Who Benefits From Trump’s Appearances? Spoiler: Trump.
Donald Trump is doing Dallas on Sunday, his second appearance at a CPAC conclave since leaving the White House. A committee formed to deal with the unusual request negotiated a price so potentially embarrassing to Trump he insisted on an NDA. Trump’s grifting nature and need to outsmart the chumps is so deeply ingrained, he’s actually making money off his ex-presidency. ”For the whole of his life, Trump has counted on other people doing the right thing—like paying their taxes—so there’s no need for him to do the same. When he can spare the time out of the limelight, he will be able to, gulp, build a library automatically branded Trump.
Dirty tricks campaign in Peru to deny the left’s Presidential victory
Half an hour’s taxi ride from the House of Pizarro, the presidential palace in Lima, Peru, is a high-security prison at the Callao naval base. By the evening of June 6, 2021, Peru’s National Jury of Elections should have declared Pedro Castillo the winner of the presidential election. A month later, matters remain in stasis as Peru does not yet have an official winner of the election. BribesMeanwhile, hard evidence continues to emerge of the dirty tricks at the heart of Fujimori’s campaign to steal the election. Montesinos, the right-hand man of Fujimori’s father, made 17 phone calls from the prison between June 2 and June 24.
Rwanda deploys 1,000 soldiers to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado
Rwanda has started deploying 1,000-strong forces to Mozambique to help it combat worsening violence in the gas-rich northern Cabo Delgado province. Soldiers from Rwanda, which is not a member of SADC, would fight alongside Mozambique’s forces and SADC troops, the Rwandan government said in a statement. “The Rwandan contingent will support efforts to restore Mozambican state authority by conducting combat and security operations, as well as stabilisation and security-sector reform,” it added. He said the Rwandan contingent was made up of members of the police force and troops trained “to deal with terrorism and security-related issues” in Cabo Delgado. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers to Cabo Delgado to combat the fighters, but analysts have long cautioned that Mozambique’s army has historically been weak, poorly trained and underequipped.
Venezuela: Security forces, armed gangs clash in Caracas
Venezuelan security forces moved into several poor neighborhoods of Caracas on Friday as part of an offensive against armed groups that control parts of the country's capital. Around 800 members of the security forces are taking part in the operation against the gangs. "The state security forces will remain in combat as long as necessary to liberate all the territories kidnapped by criminal gangs," Interior Minister Carmen Melendez tweeted Friday. "The enemies of the homeland intend to sow anxiety through the financing of criminal gangs, we will not sit idly by," Maduro tweeted Friday. Venezuela is one of the most dangerous countries on the planet, and marked 12,000 violent deaths in 2020, according to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory.
Pollution-eating car shown off at Goodwood Festival
"The car industry has a long history of creating excitement around concept cars but the transition to production - if it happens at all - usually means the exciting features are replaced by something more mundane, able to be manufactured, practical in use and cost-effective."
Former Afghan warlord mobilizes hundreds in Herat against Taliban
Tolo News reported that the Taliban has come closer to the city of Herat after capturing many districts in the city including two important border towns. We will save the city of Herat from those who have the order to plunder the city. We will not let them change their dreams for plundering Herat into reality. We will not allow them to cast an evil eye towards the honour and dignity of our people," Ismail Khan said.The veteran warlord also expressed that after securing Herat city , the military will focus on capturing the other two districts of this region that have fallen to the Taliban. "Soon you will witness the presence of public uprising forces in various parts of the city and in the districts of Herat.
Billionaire Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane
Virgin’s Unity 22 mission marks the 22nd test flight of the spacecraft, and the company’s fourth crewed mission beyond Earth’s atmosphere. But it will be the first to carry a full complement of space travelers – two pilots and four “mission specialists,” Branson among them. FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidAn earlier prototype of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane crashed during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert in 2014, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. ‘NOT A RACE’“It’s honestly not a race,” Branson told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.
Crazy video shows moment fairgoers rush to stop carnival ride from toppling over
Video shows the terrifying moment a carnival ride in Michigan spun out of control — as festival goers rushed to stabilize the dangerous attraction. When the ride finally stopped, the crowd cheered as riders disembarked and hugged their friends and family. No one was injured, and the ride was dismantled by the next morning, according to UpNorthLive News. Festival organizers and Arnold Amusements, Inc., who reportedly provided the ride, did not comment on the mayhem Friday. President Biden visited a farm near the festival last weekend, and cherry-picked safer activities like chatting with voters and eating ice cream.
Clyburn: Adams win in NYC proves ‘defund the police’ Democrat is ‘non-starter’
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams’ recent victory in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary is more proof that calls to “defund the police” are a “non-starter, even with black people,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said. That’s what your critics on the left would say.”“That is absolutely poppycock,” Clyburn responded on Hasan’s show Thursday. I’ve been one all of my life.”Former NYPD officer Eric Adams won the Democratic Primary in New York City’s mayoral race. “I’m not sure why you seem to think it’s such a big problem for your party,” the host told Clyburn. It’s a real problem,” Clyburn shot back.
‘You are just being played’: Trump tells GOP to stop infrastructure talks
Former President Donald Trump called on “RINO Republicans” to stop working on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan, warning that they are “just being played by the Radical Left Democrats.”“[T]hey will give you nothing!” Trump said in a statement issued late Friday. That move would enable Senate Democrats to skirt the legislative filibuster and force their legislation through with just 51 votes. “We’ve added quite enough to the national debt.”Republicans have insisted that the legislation not be paid for by undoing the 2017 tax cuts enacted by Trump, a point the 45th president emphasized Friday night. Former President Donald Trump called on GOP senators to stop working the bipartisan infrastructure plan. “Keep the Trump Administrations [sic] tax cuts just where they are,” he added.
China will benefit when Biden caves to climate activists: Marc Morano
"Green Fraud" author Marc Morano joined "Fox News Primetime" to discuss progressive's pressuring President Biden to go soft on China's human rights abuses in favor of a climate agenda. It doesn't matter what China does in any human rights violations and any other policy all that matters is that we save the planet. This is bonkers but this is going to the American foreign policy pause the sunrise movement, union concerned scientists heavily involved. …Even as we go to the solar and wind mandates and electric car batteries, cobalt Chinese-owned factories in Africa are being run by these Chinese companies with human rights abuses allegations of underage laborers. So this is not just human rights abuses in China but looking at them in Africa as China essentially is buying up Africa now.
Greg Gutfeld: Almost all the media's handiwork is a hate crime hoax against you
He still faces two more trialsSo there goes the media's worst presidential hopeful since Hillary. It’s not quite 3 years - which is roughly the amount of time left in Kat’s marriage, or Kilmeade's hairline. But he really got a boost from the drooling media, who saw him as their tinier hairless version of Trump. Fact is, almost all the media's handiwork is a hate crime hoax against you. This article is adapted from Greg Gutfeld's opening monologue on the July 9, 2021 edition of "Gutfeld!"
Tucker Carlson: They're trying to trick us with Soviet-style fakes
Back in 2015, our government’s so-called intelligence community, which is not intelligent or a community, announced that it was embarking on a new five-year mission. The point of the money was to make the intelligence community more "diverse," meaning less White and male. Let’s say Russian assassins come after our blind intel agent as he’s picking up a dead drop of microfilm in a park in East Berlin. The intelligence community hasn't really outed the identity of its most attractive wheelchair-bound spy, or its blind 007. This article is adapted from Tucker Carlson's opening commentary on the March 26, 2021 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck spotted with kids during Los Angeles lunch outing
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are bringing their families together. On Friday, the actors stepped out for a lunch outing in Los Angeles and they had a few special people in tow. JENNIFER LOPEZ HEADS BACK TO THE OFFICE AFTER ROMANTIC WEEKEND WITH BEN AFFLECKThe crew was seen in the Brentwood Country Mart shopping center. Lopez, 51, kept it simple by wearing an all-white outfit while Affleck wore a dark gray T-shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers. Lopez and Affleck rekindled their relationship after the singer and retired MLB star Alex Rodriguez called it quits in April.
Louisiana police officer dead after shot in head near high school; suspect in custody: reports
A Louisiana police officer died in a hospital Friday night after suffering a gunshot wound to his head during a confrontation with a suspect near a local high school, according to reports. Collins also worked as a full-time corrections officer, authorities said at a news conference. Explosions and gunfire were heard from the scene just before 11 p.m. Friday, the KTAL report said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe officer was shot around 8 p.m., not far from Doyline High School, the station reported. After being wounded, he was airlifted to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, where he later died, authorities said.
Ricky Gervais clarifies 'let them cancel it' remark about 'The Office': 'Clearly a joke'
Ricky Gervais is addressing his recent comment on how cancel culture could have affected his show "The Office." When speaking to the BBC, Gervais said the show would be "canceled" if attempted today. I'm looking forward to when they pick out one thing and try to cancel it," the actor said. "Someone said they might try to cancel it one day, and I say, 'Good let them cancel it. 'Someone said they might try to cancel it one day, and I said, 'Good, let them cancel it.
World’s cartoonists on this week’s events
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Rep. Madison Cawthorn Warns Door-To-Door Vaccines Could Lead To Taking Of Guns, Bibles
along comes uber-right Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) with a warning Friday that health care workers coming to homes to vaccinate people could also be out to grab Americans’ guns and Bibles. “Now they’re talking about going door-to-door to take vaccines to the people,” Cawthorn complained in an interview with the Right Side Broadcast Network at CPAC in Dallas, adding that the plan would require a “massive” operation. Madison Cawthorn says Democrats are going to go door-to-door to every home in America and force vaccinate us, and it’s actually a dry run for when they show up to take away our guns and Bibles. — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 9, 2021Madison Cawthorn says today that Biden’s plan to send people door to door to offer vaccines is really a plot to confiscate people’s bibles and guns. pic.twitter.com/h6CPdJwv9t — Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) July 9, 2021Madison Cawthorn said we are going to be going door to door to take people's guns and bibles?
Charlottesville to remove Confederate statue at center of deadly 2017 protest
A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., the day before its scheduled removal after years of legal battle over the contentious monument, July 9, 2021. The city's planned removal of the Lee statue in 2017 prompted a rally by neo-Nazis and white nationalists that turned deadly when a car driven into a crowd killed a counter-protester, 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Weeks later the Charlottesville city council unanimously ordered the Jackson statue to be removed from another park in the downtown historic district. Citizens including the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued Charlottesville over the removal plans. In April, Virginia's highest court ruled the city could remove the two Confederate statues, overturning a state Circuit Court decision that had upheld the citizen lawsuit.
Wide-ranging Biden competition-boosting executive order includes perks for consumers
Rachel Maddow reports on a new executive order from President Biden that is meant to boost competition across the economy in a way that benefits workers, but includes measures to make life easier for consumers as well.
S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
People wait in line for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test at a testing site, temporarily set up at a railway station in Seoul, South Korea, July 7, 2021. REUTERS/ Heo RanSEOUL, July 10 (Reuters) - South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday's previous record of 1,316 a day. South Korea's total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
China widens clampdown on overseas listings with pre-IPO review of firms with large user data
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File PhotoSHANGHAI, July 10 (Reuters) - China's cyberspace regulator said on Saturday any company with data for more than 1 million users must undergo a security review before listing its shares overseas, broadening a clampdown on its large "platform economy". The security review will put a focus on risks of data being affected, controlled or manipulated by foreign governments after overseas listings, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said, posting the proposed rules on its website. China's cyberspace regulators are imposing tighter restrictions on data collection and data storage. Two new sets of rules, the Data Security Law and the Personal Information Protection Law, which cover data storage and data privacy respectively, are set to go into effect this year. Saturday's announcement will also require firms to submit the IPO materials they plan to file for review.
Dangerous heat wave to bake West, potentially break records
As heat set in across the West from what could be a record-breaking heatwave, some flights at Las Vegas' airport were canceled due to high temperatures Friday. The city could match an all-time record high of 117 degrees this weekend, he said. The airport in Grand Junction, Colorado, saw an all-time record high of 107 degrees, breaking the previous record of 106 from 2005. In the face of the weekend's high heat, California officials were urging residents to conserve power and cooling centers around the state were open. The world's all-time heat record had been considered to be 136 degrees in Libya on Sept. 13, 1922.
Michigan AG to probe 'election fraud' grifters; Trump lawyers may face reckoning Monday
Rachel Maddow reports that Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will follow up on a recommendation in a state Republican-led report that found that some false election fraud claims were so egregious and tied to fundraising schemes that they warranted investigation for fraud. Meanwhile, Donald Trump's lawyers who pushed false election fraud claims are facing possible disciplinary action in court on Monday.
Crews fight growing wildfires in Northern California
ReutersThe benefits of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines outweigh the very small risk they might cause heart inflammation, as the jabs reduce hospitalisations and deaths, an advisory panel of the World Health Organization said on Friday. In a statement, the WHO said that reports of two rare conditions - myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart, and of its lining, called pericarditis - had typically occurred within days of vaccination, mainly among younger males after the second dose. "Very rare cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been observed following vaccination with the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines," it said, referring to the two vaccines using such technology, by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said.
Growth marketing roundup: cool SaaS, marketing lies, VR ads and more
One might think that a short week due to a U.S. holiday calls for a short weekly recap, but we have plenty to share about growth marketing from our coverage over the week. TechCrunch is collecting responses in this survey to find the best growth marketer for founders to work with. This early-stage marketing expert says ‘B2B SaaS is actually very, very cool now’: Extra Crunch reporter Anna Heim interviews Wales-based growth marketer Lucy Heskins about her experience working with start-ups, how content marketing is best used, and more! (Extra Crunch) Demand Curve: 10 lies you’ve been told about marketing: For subscribers, Costelloe goes through 10 lies you’ve heard about marketing, and what to try instead to create better results. So, she founded the Growth Marketing team and scaled the team from 1 person to 30 people in less than 2 years, based on all the success they had in growing our member base.”
Charlottesville readies for removal of Confederate statues
FILE - The statue of Robert E. Lee is seen uncovered in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Charlottesville said in a news release Friday, July 9, 2021, that the equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as well as a nearby one of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will be taken down Saturday. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)FILE - The statue of Robert E. Lee is seen uncovered in Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Charlottesville said in a news release Friday, July 9, 2021, that the equestrian statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as well as a nearby one of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will be taken down Saturday. Saturday’s removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee and another of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will come nearly four years after violence erupted at the infamous “Unite the Right” rally.
AP PHOTOS: Scarf, comb show changes to Hindu cremation rites
A comb of a deceased COVID-19 victim lies in a cremation ground in Gauhati, India, Friday, July 2, 2021. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)A comb of a deceased COVID-19 victim lies in a cremation ground in Gauhati, India, Friday, July 2, 2021. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast. The personal belongings of cremated COVID-19 victims lie strewn around the grounds of the Ulubari cremation ground in Gauhati, the biggest city in India’s remote northeast.
Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
BECKWOURTH, Calif. (AP) — A California wildfire that closed nearly 200 square miles of forest forced evacuations across state lines into Nevada on Friday as winds and scorching, dry weather drove flames forward through trees and brush. By evening, the fire was approaching U.S. 395, a main interstate in the northern Sierra Nevada not far from the border. The blaze, which was only 11% contained, officially had blackened more than 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) but that figure was expected to increase dramatically when fire officials were able to make better observations. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Awaiting news, families of condo victims bond together
Families waiting in agony for news on relatives who were in the Florida condo building when it collapsed are turning to each other for support. Families waiting in agony for news on relatives who were in the Florida condo building when it collapsed are turning to each other for support. The owner of a 16-unit building opened it up rent-free to Surfside survivors for the month of July. Meanwhile, Support Surfside has raised $2 million for victims with another $2 million pledged, and GoFundMe has separately raised $1.7 million for various families. “While families were either sitting or standing together, they were, for the most part, just silently and painfully waiting for news,” he said.
Republicans opposed to Eric Greitens lament growing strength in Missouri GOP Senate race
The former governor is the front-runner in the growing field of Republican primary candidates hoping to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Roy Blunt. Greitens, they say, has successfully tied himself to former President Donald Trump, a popular figure in ruby-red Missouri. “Eric Greitens is a sexual assaulter and a blackmailer; if he’s the Republican nominee, there’s a real chance Democrats win this seat,” Missouri Republican strategist Gregg Keller said. Meanwhile, the Schmitt campaign raised $1.3 million in the second quarter to finish the period with $1.1 million in cash on hand. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Campaigns, Eric Greitens, Missouri, Republican Party, 2022 Elections, Donald Trump, Kimberly GuilfoyleOriginal Author: David M. DruckerOriginal Location: Republicans opposed to Eric Greitens lament growing strength in Missouri GOP Senate race
Biden presses Putin to crack down on Russian ransomware attacks, warns U.S. will 'take any necessary action'
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday the U.S. would take "any necessary action" to defend its people and infrastructure following the latest ransomware attack by a Russia-linked group that compromised as many as 1,500 businesses worldwide. The conversation comes as Biden has faced calls to retaliate against Russia over a ransomware attack on the software provider Kaseya, the latest in a string of breaches on U.S companies. He said there would be consequences if the Russian president did not act to curb the ongoing cyberattacks on the U.S. and elsewhere but seemed to predict it wouldn't come down to that. As many as 1,500 companies across the U.S., Europe and Asia were affected by the the latest attack. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Biden warns Putin to crack down on Russian ransomware attacks
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
BECKWOURTH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire exploding through bone-dry timber prompted Nevada authorities to evacuate a border-area community as flames leapt on ridgetops of nearby mountains. On Friday, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a staggering high of 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius). In Oregon, pushed by strong winds, a wildfire in Klamath County grew from nearly 26 square miles (67 square kilometers) Thursday to nearly 61 square miles (158 square kilometers) on Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. That fire was threatening transmission lines that send electricity to California, which along with expected heat-related demand prompted California Gov. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
China widens clampdown on overseas listings with pre-IPO review of firms with large user data
The security review will put a focus on risks of data being affected, controlled or manipulated by foreign governments after overseas listings, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said, posting the proposed rules on its website. China's cyberspace regulators are imposing tighter restrictions on data collection and data storage. Two new sets of rules, the Data Security Law and the Personal Information Protection Law, which cover data storage and data privacy respectively, are set to go into effect this year. Saturday's announcement will also require firms to submit the IPO materials they plan to file for review. Didi's shares plunged 20% on news of the probe, and the company said its revenue would be affected.
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii
Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach. The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor. The two crew members on Transair Flight 810 were injuredafter being forced to land in the Pacific Ocean. The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Florida high school shooting defendant wants hearings closed
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in 2018 want a judge to close all future hearings to the media and the public to ensure a fair trial. A motion filed Thursday by lawyers for Nikolas Cruz says news coverage of pretrial hearings could instill bias among prospective jurors in the death penalty case. For example, they say, the hearings could discuss evidence later found inadmissible at Cruz's trial. Hearings for Cruz, 22, have drawn extensive news coverage since his arrest in the Valentine's Day 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Cruz has pleaded not guilty, but his lawyers say he would change his plea to guilty in exchange for a life prison sentence.
UPDATE 3-China widens clampdown on overseas listings with pre-IPO review of firms with large user data
(Adds detail)SHANGHAI, July 10 (Reuters) - China's cyberspace regulator said on Saturday any company with data for more than 1 million users must undergo a security review before listing its shares overseas, broadening a clampdown on its large "platform economy". The security review will put a focus on risks of data being affected, controlled or manipulated by foreign governments after overseas listings, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said, posting the proposed rules on its website. China's cyberspace regulators are imposing tighter restrictions on data collection and data storage. Two new sets of rules, the Data Security Law and the Personal Information Protection Law, which cover data storage and data privacy respectively, are set to go into effect this year. Saturday's announcement will also require firms to submit the IPO materials they plan to file for review.
China Adds Foreign IPO Rules for Firms With Large User Data
The cybersecurity review will also look into the potential national security risks from overseas IPOs, it said. Authorities this week issued a sweeping warning to the nation’s biggest companies, vowing to boost oversight of data security and overseas listings. So far this year, 37 Chinese companies have listed in the U.S., surpassing last year’s count, and raised a combined $12.9 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Authorities have accelerated a crackdown against overseas listings after Didi was said to push ahead with its debut, despite being asked to delay the plans as early as three months ago. The State Council said Tuesday that rules for overseas listings will be revised while publicly traded firms will be held accountable for keeping their data secure.
Rockies fall to Padres, 4-2, as Kyle Freeland exits with finger blister and Colorado drops ninth straight at Petco Park
With the Rockies pacing to set the MLB record for fewest road wins in a 162-game season, Petco Park didn’t bring Colorado any favors on Friday in a 4-2 loss in the series opener against San Diego. The woeful Rockies’ road offense faced a pitcher who skipped Triple-A and was making his MLB debut, but they couldn’t break through. And southpaw Kyle Freeland was spinning a solid game before a middle finger blister forced his abrupt exit in the sixth, when San Diego re-took the lead for good. First Grisham had an RBI groundout off Tyler Kinley, then Wil Meyers’ two-out RBI double swung the score to 3-2 and gave San Diego its first lead of the night. Padres closer and Golden native Mark Melancon, who was just named to his fourth all-star game, notched his MLB-leading 27th save with a one-two-three ninth.
Sissy Spacek, teen queen
In 1973, she played a 15-year-old in Terrence Malick’s debut feature, “Badlands.” Three years later, she played another teen, in Brian De Palma’s “Carrie.” So Spacek was well into her 20s for both roles. And Holly, the affectless baton twirler Spacek plays in “Badlands” is worlds away from poor, freaking-out, telekinetic Carrie White (it’s not batons she twirls). Spacek makes us believe in them both — which also makes us believe that she’s in late adolescence. They’re performances that rank with her Loretta Lynn, in “Coal Miner’s Daughter," which won Spacek an Oscar, in 1981. If ever there were two movies that argue against acting your age, they’re “Badlands” and “Carrie.”
The winner in ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ isn’t Will Ferrell
Dan Stevens appears in "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." Ferrell is reportedly a long-time fan, and there’s no denying that the choreography and special effects on parade in “Eurovision Song Contest” are kitschy/funny assaults on the retina. AdvertisementWill Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga." “Eurovision Song Contest” is a good example of an aging star repurposing his tricks for the new Netflix age, and it has its uses. Advertisement?1/2EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGADirected by David Doblin.
Horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021
Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Chicago time. Taurus (April 20-May 20)During the moon alert make sure you don’t agree to anything important when talking to siblings, relatives and neighbors. Gemini (May 21-June 20)Be very careful, because the moon alert is taking place in your Money House. This influence will be strongest during the moon alert today. (Especially avoid important decisions about inheritances and shared property or how to divide or share something.)
Aces struggle offensively in loss to Minnesota Lynx
Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) fights for a tip off with Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles (34) during the first quarter of their WNBA game at Michelob Ultra Arena on Friday, July 9 2021, in Las Vegas. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesLas Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson (22) rejects a shot by Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (24) during the first quarter of their WNBA game at Michelob Ultra Arena on Friday, July 9 2021, in Las Vegas. For the second straight game, Las Vegas sputtered amid a lack of energy, ball movement and player movement in the halfcourt. As a result, the Aces committed 15 turnovers, shot 36.4 from the field and fell 77-67 to the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx pick and popped their way to uncontested jumpers, converting 7 of 8 triples to put Las Vegas at a 33-17 lead.
Lynx win 6th straight, beating Aces without a free throw
LAS VEGAS - (AP) -- Layshia Clarendon had 18 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game, beating the Las Vegas Aces 85-77 on Friday night. Minnesota (11-7) did not attempt a free throw, the second time a WNBA team has finished a game without an attempt. The Lynx led 10-2, had a 37-18 advantage early in the second and led by at least 12 the rest of the way. Kelsey Plum had 16 of her 18 points in the second half for the Aces (14-6). They lost their second in a row, handing Seattle a spot in the WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship.
Diaz, Padres bullpen dominate in 4-2 win over Rockies
SAN DIEGO - (AP) -- Reliever Miguel Diaz rejoined the Padres for the fourth time this season and was part of a dominant performance by the San Diego bullpen Friday night in a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. Four San Diego relievers combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. The Padres have won nine straight against Colorado at Petco Park, their longest active home winning streak against any opponent. Recalled from Triple-A El Paso for the fourth time this year, Diaz took over and permitted one hit in 2 2/3 innings. With San Diego trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Jake Cronenworth led off with a single, Manny Machado doubled and Tyler Kinley replaced Freeland (1-3).
Fill-ins Casali, Ruf hit homers, Giants beat Nationals 5-3
SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) -- Nationals star Trea Turner turned to Curt Casali and asked the Giants catcher why Logan Webb had left the game so soon. Subbing in, Casali hit his third homer of the season for the NL West leaders. Washington's Tres Barrera hit a two-run triple in the fourth for his first career extra-base hit and RBIs. Giants: C Posey was placed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 6) with an injured left thumb. Wade tested his tender hand by hitting with increased intensity and the Giants opted to play it safe with him.
Marilyn Manson surrenders on New Hampshire assault warrant
LOS ANGELES — Rocker Marilyn Manson surrendered to police in Los Angeles last week in connection with a 2019 arrest warrant out of New Hampshire where he allegedly assaulted a videographer at a concert, authorities said. Gilford Police Chief Anthony J. Bean Burpee said Thursday that Manson had turned himself in to law enforcement in Los Angeles the week before. Los Angeles Police Capt. Manson turned himself in at the department’s Hollywood station on July 2 and was processed on the warrant before being released. “This is consistent with anybody who has a misdemeanor warrant that is not local,” McGuyre said.
Unified Milwaukee hosts NBA Finals 50 years after title run
By Steve MeGargeeAssociated PressMilwaukee — Much has changed in Milwaukee since the Bucks won their last NBA title a half-century ago. Fans will flock there again Sunday in hopes of helping the Bucks rally from an 0-2 deficit in the NBA Finals when they host the Phoenix Suns in Game 3. When asked what his proudest moment is with the Bucks, Feigin doesn’t mention the Eastern Conference title the team just won. Bucks players visited a prison last season to spotlight the need for criminal justice reform. If the Bucks can find a way to win their first NBA title in 50 years, it would give Milwaukee residents of all backgrounds another reason to celebrate together.
'We could almost taste it,' FC Cincinnati not happy with draw to Columbus Crew
The Columbus Crew stood on the right, with their fanbase squinting behind them from section 223 of TQL Stadium. Head coach Caleb Porter directed a brusque "shush" to the FC Cincinnati fan section, with his index finger covering his mouth. FC Cincinnati stood on the left, just feet away from their opponents, yet portraying an entire different scene. For some, Cincinnati's 2-2 draw to the Columbus Crew Friday night, felt more like a loss. Then the taste grew stronger, when Luciano Acosta nailed in his third goal of the season in the 24th minute.
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Striking Volvo workers nix tentative deal at truck plant
Volvo Trucks North America noted it was the third tentative agreement approved by UAW leadership but rejected by UAW members involved in Volvo's New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin. “Given the significant wage gains and first-class benefits this agreement delivered, and the strong support it garnered from UAW leadership at every level, this outcome is unexpected and very disappointing,” said NRV Vice President and General Manager Franky Marchand. He said in the statement that the company was considering its next steps. It said the plant is undergoing a $400 million investment for technology upgrades, site expansion and preparation for future products, including the Volvo VNR Electric truck. It added the plant has added 1,100 jobs since the current union agreement was implemented in 2016 and is on track to have a net increase of approximately 600 positions in 2021.
Chinese regulator halts Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger
The market regulator said that the decision to ban the merger between Huya and Douyu is the first instance of regulators prohibiting market concentration in the internet sector. The two companies first announced last October that they planned to merge, but market regulators later said that they would review the $6 billion deal. Tencent said it was notified by the regulator that the merger has been halted. Earlier this week, Chinese authorities said they would also increase supervision of companies listed overseas. Authorities also plan to crack down on illegal activities in the securities market, and will investigate and punish acts such as the fraudulent issuance of securities, market manipulation and insider trading.
Rio Rancho residents get a chance to crack the case
The Rio Rancho Police Department is giving locals a chance to solve their very own mystery – albeit fictional – later this month. RRPD spokesman Lt. Richard Koschade said they are taking applications for the first Whodunnit Mystery Night, to be held at 5 p.m. on July 31. “This fun, community engagement event will challenge participants to investigate and solve a fictional crime, and educate them about law enforcement’s operations,” he said in a release. “Space is limited, so register today!” Koschade said, adding that the deadline to apply is July 25. Interested flatfoots must be Rio Rancho residents, 18 or older, and have a working vehicle to drive to the different locales as the whodunit unravels.
Awaiting news, families of condo victims bond together
Soriya Cohen's husband, Brad Cohen, is still missing. Her brother-in-law Gary Cohen was found Thursday, and her two children are begging rescuers to search a similar grid line to find their father. Rachel Spiegel, whose mother, Judy, is still missing, said she, her father and brother also have made connections with other families inside the room, but she stopped short of calling it comforting. “I don't know if I would define it as comfort yet because we still don’t know where my mom is. She’s still missing.”While sobs could be heard in the background Wednesday night as officials announced they would shift from rescue to recovery, largely dashing any hope of survivors, some families said they won't feel different until they have final word on their loved ones.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........JAKARTA, Indonesia — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. Oxygen tanks were rolled out onto sidewalks for those lucky enough to get them, while others have been told they have to find their own. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said. As its own cases surged, Jakarta then canceled a plan to send another 2,000 oxygen concentrators to India in late June.
In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP
Reflecting Georgia’s new tossup status, Democrats are perhaps more bullish on Kemp’s ability to withstand the dynamics than some Republicans. Rep. Debbie Buckner, the last rural white Democrat in the General Assembly, said Kemp made an impression just by coming in 2019 to tour tornado damage in Talbotton, east of Columbus. Democrats also vowed to hammer Kemp over his handling of COVID-19, including an attempt to block local mask mandates, but aren't sure anymore of the issue's power as the pandemic fades. And Kemp can point to a strong economy and flush state coffers, even if buoyed by federal pandemic aid Republicans didn’t support. “I really feel like a lot of the race will be based on race,” said Buckner, explaining that most white voters in her district aren't willing to vote for a Black woman for governor.
Intervention that’s divine
Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque JournalImagine getting a letter from a collection agency saying your outstanding medical debt had been paid off and credit agencies were notified the obligation had been cleared. That’s exactly what happened for 234 people in New Mexico and 548 in Arizona who collectively had nearly $1.4 million in medical debt wiped out thanks to a $15,000 contribution from St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe. In other words, Maish said, for every $1 of debt purchased by RIP, $100 of medical debt was cleared, including more than $447,000 worth of debt to people in New Mexico. The church, she said, recognizes that medical debt is problematic not only for people in New Mexico, but also around the country. Since its founding, RIP Medical Debt has helped more than 2.6 million families shed more than $4.5 billion in medical debt, Lempert said.
Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals
A White House statement announcing the hourlong call also highlighted a U.S.-Russian agreement that will allow humanitarian aid to flow into Syria. In his call with Putin, besides reiterating the need for Russia to take action and that the U.S. stands ready to act in response, Biden also “emphasized that he is committed to continued engagement on the broader threat posed by ransomware," the White House said. Biden told reporters that the U.S. and Russia have "set up a means of communication now on a regular basis to be able to communicate with one another when each of us thinks something is happening in another country that affects the home country. And so it went well. I’m optimistic.”In its own summary of the call, the Kremlin said “Putin noted that despite the Russian side’s readiness to jointly stop criminal activities in the information sphere, U.S. agencies haven’t made any requests during the past month.”
Chinese regulator halts Huya-Douyu game-streaming merger
The market regulator said that the decision to ban the merger between Huya and Douyu is the first instance of regulators prohibiting market concentration in the internet sector. The two companies first announced last October that they planned to merge, but market regulators later said that they would review the $6 billion deal. Tencent said it was notified by the regulator that the merger has been halted. Earlier this week, Chinese authorities said they would also increase supervision of companies listed overseas. Authorities also plan to crack down on illegal activities in the securities market, and will investigate and punish acts such as the fraudulent issuance of securities, market manipulation and insider trading.
Surging California wildfire prompts Nevada evacuations
On Friday, ridgetop winds up to 20 mph (32.2 kph) combined with ferocious heat as the fire raged through bone-dry pine, fir and chaparral. As the fire's northeastern flank raged near the border, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office asked people to evacuate some areas in the rural communities of Ranch Haven and Flanagan Flats, north of Reno. “Evacuate now,” a Sheriff’s Office tweet said. The air was so dry that some of the water dropped by aircraft evaporated before reaching the ground, Cox said. “We’re expecting more of the same the day after and the day after and the day after,” Cox said.
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Biden asked commissioner Andrew Saul to resign, and his employment was terminated Friday after he refused the Democratic president's request, a White House official said. Deputy Commissioner David Black agreed to resign, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss personnel matters. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration.
Charlottesville readies for removal of Confederate statues
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews in Charlottesville are preparing to remove a Confederate statue that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire their violent 2017 rally that left a woman dead and dozens injured. Saturday's removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee and another of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson will come nearly four years after violence erupted at the infamous “Unite the Right” rally. A long, winding legal fight coupled with changes in a state law that protected war memorials had held up the removal for years. Only the statues, not their stone pedestals, will be removed Saturday, taken down and stored in a secure location until the City Council makes a final decision about what should be done with them. Under state law, the city was required to solicit parties interested in taking the statues during an offer period that ended Thursday.
Frankly, We Did Win This Election review: a devastating dispatch from Trumpworld
On election night in 2016, Donald Trump paid homage to America’s “forgotten men and women”, vowing they would be “forgotten no longer”. Frankly, We Did Win This Election is his first book. But to most of Trump’s party, six months after the insurrection, what happened that afternoon is something to be forgotten or at least ignored. “I don’t care if he apologizes or not,” Trump says of his vice-president presiding over the certification of Biden’s win. According to Bender, Trump offered the job to Ronna McDaniel, chair of the Republican National Committee – and niece of Mitt Romney, the Utah senator, 2012 nominee and, in Trumpworld, persona decidedly non grata.
The 10 best ways to explore Britain's waterways, from afternoon tea to floating hot tubs
We are an island nation, one on which we are never more than 70 miles from the coast, so it is no surprise that Britons love water. Each summer we flock to the beach en masse, whether abroad or (especially this year) at home. In recent years we have begun to discover more about the benefits of being near water – or, in scientific parlance, “blue space”. Studies have shown that living close to water can increase physical activity, lower stress and anxiety, boost mood and improve social interaction. And blue spaces often sit next to green spaces, which doubles the physical and mental positives.
Tim Dowling: I tell the audience I’m quitting – they don’t get the joke
In the spring of 2019, the band I’m in decided to take a 12-month break from playing live. The gig at the Grayshott Folk Club almost went the same way, but the organisers were determined to rescue it. In the end it turned out only about half the audience had heard of Cardi B in the first place. “What rightwing tweets?” she says. “I didn’t send any rightwing tweets,” I say.
Richard Branson lands first blow against 'star war' rivals as Virgin Galactic nears lift-off
Dubbed the VSS Unity, it will be lifted to about 50,000ft by a specially made aeroplane, WhiteKnightTwo, before detaching from the mother ship, firing its hybrid rocket engine and climbing beyond Earth's atmosphere into space. Sir Richard will then enjoy a few minutes of weightlessness and unbeatable views through Unity's 12 windows, before re-entering the atmosphere and gliding back down to a conventional landing between one and two hours after launch. "At that moment, we will have become astronauts," Sir Richard told a US TV crew last week. This is the experience that Virgin hopes to begin selling to space tourists as early as next year, with 700 customers already having bought tickets for between $200,000 (£145,000) and $250,000. If the mission is successful, Sir Richard will narrowly beat his rival Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, who recently stepped down as Amazon chief executive to focus on other projects such as his space exploration company Blue Origin.
Journalist Hella Pick: 'I remember the Gestapo arriving at my house and taking my mother away'
My parents had divorced when I was three and I lived with my mother. I remember the Gestapo arriving at my house at night and taking my mother away. I don’t remember the journey itself. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing I don’t know. I’ve met other refugees, particularly kindertransport children, who have never got over being transported and the horrors of losing their families.
Escape From New York at 40: John Carpenter rebelling against the system
But 40 years later, Escape from New York looks like the beginning of a story that he (and occasionally Russell) would tell about a decade where he never fit comfortably into the Hollywood system or the changing political climate. In fact, the world-building of Escape from New York is significantly more inspired than the meat-and-potatoes action that takes place within it. All the exposition in the beginning sets the action in context, but Carpenter doesn’t follow through with much in the way of social commentary once the shooting starts. (That wouldn’t be the case with his wobbly sequel, Escape from LA, so perhaps be careful what you wish for.) Escape from New York closes on a nihilistic prank, with our hero setting up a callous president for embarrassment on the international stage.
Weatherwatch: rising seas threaten mansions yet to be built
Standing with your feet in the sea at Emsworth in Hampshire, the coastal path is at knee level a metre away. Beyond that the elegant front gardens of the million-pound houses are well below eye level. With sea level rise the highest tides will soon be lapping at the doors of the mansions being built to replace the prewar bungalows. Overtopping the harbour is regarded as “a maximum flood risk” so planning rules stipulate that ground floors must be half a metre above lawn level and with solid front fence. The dried seaweed wrapped around the fence posts in the less well-tended front gardens show that these planning rules may already be out of date.
Six garden jobs to tackle this weekend to see you through the summer
Whenever I harvest courgettes and marrows, I’m fondly reminded of my days working with trainees at RHS Wisley. During the summer, as each student’s kitchen became awash with these prolific croppers, it became a hot topic of conversation to invent and share culinary uses for them. The National Trust has a recipe for lemon and courgette cake, which goes down a treat with a cup of tea (visit the website and search for “lemon courgette cake”). Raise the stakesBiding their time is a cast of perennials waiting to burst into colour and give us a late summer finale. Tom Brown is head gardener at West Dean Gardens, West Sussex
We went on a summer holiday and never came back
They put their flat in Brixton on the market and fell in love with a 400-year-old farmhouse near Ljubljana that they found on the internet. “The longer it took to sell our flat, the more certain we became that this was what we wanted to do,” says Saira, a marketing consultant. According to overseas property finder Stuart Baldock, who has himself recently moved from France to a tiny Greek island, lockdown has only made the prospect of life in a holiday destination more beguiling. Tempting though it might be to move abroad, it’s important to remember that life is not one long holiday if you do so, warns Baldock, particularly if you have children. Then there’s the red tape surrounding the import of cars, pets and possessions, and the question of forging new friendships.
Gosh, I'd forgotten how hard it is to manage the bills on my own – and take the bins out
I wished I’d listened to the man wearing a crumpled navy-blue suit that day, a wise man, who talked non-stop numbers and saving plans. I didn’t mean to, it’s just the house, taken via an estate agent’s video at the tail end of Lockdown 1, looked perfectly nice online. Single-income finances and taking the bins out; no wonder I order wine from Deliveroo late at night. After a few moments, I realised my garden hadn’t magically grown in size overnight: I’d been robbed. J’arrive,” he said, in an accent so thick I wasn’t quite sure if I’d understood.
No, it's not too late to sow and grow edible plants – and my flourishing garden is proof
I find myself staring at its perfect white flowers, marvelling at the pods that develop and waiting for them to fatten. It’s been something of a whirlwind romance: there were never any plans to grow fruit or vegetables in this garden. And yet here we are in early July with tomatoes and beans against the back wall; lovage, dill, chives and oregano in the beds and rhubarb – rhubarb! My garden isn’t small by London standards, but I wanted to dedicate what I did have to flowers. During my first summer gardening on a balcony far smaller than my present garden path, I grew and ate tomatoes and salad.
Caitlyn Jenner's news conference as candidate for California governor ends in under 15 minutes
Caitlyn Jenner's first news conference event on Friday was held 77 days after she announced she would run for California governor. The event, held in a nondescript hotel conference room in Sacramento, California, ended in less than 15 minutes, without any campaign specifics regarding policy or her viewpoint on many issues. The Republican candidate, 71, met briefly with roughly two dozen reporters, with no visible security on hand. Jenner asserted herself as a serious candidate in the Sept. 14 recall election of first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, and claimed she is leading the field of Republican candidates – even though no independent polling has been done to corroborate that point.
Sarah Everard: Calls for investigation into how Wayne Couzens stayed a police officer after indecent exposure incidents
Police are under pressure to investigate how Sarah Everard's killer was allowed to remain an officer despite three allegations of indecent exposure against him. Wayne Couzens, 48, pleaded guilty to murdering Ms Everard, 33, at the Old Bailey on Friday. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) later revealed that 12 Metropolitan Police officers are under investigation in relation to the Everard Case. Image: Ms Everard, 33, was walking home when she was abductedShadow home secretary Nick Thomas Symonds is also urging the Met to review its vetting process. The 12 Met officers served with misconduct notices include one who was still on probation and shared an inappropriate graphic relating to the case with officers over social media before manning the cordon at the scene of the search.
Euro 2020: Gareth Southgate evokes wartime spirit ahead of final urging England fans to be proud of 'an island our size'
Gareth Southgate has made an appeal to England's wartime spirit ahead of their Euro 2020 final, urging supporters to be proud of its achievements both on and off the pitch. The England manager said the nation has "so much to be proud of" and urged fans to stop "looking at the negatives of our own country". "I think these are historic things that we can be proud of," he told The Daily Telegraph. AdvertisementSouthgate, 50, claimed he believed the 'Blitz spirit' was partially behind England's win against Germany earlier on in the tournament. "For an island our size, we've got an incredible influence on the world and we've got to keep that in a positive way."
Grizzly bear shot dead after dragging California woman from her tent and killing her in Montana
A grizzly bear has been shot dead in Montana after it dragged a woman from her tent and killed her, local officials have said. Leah Davis Lokan, 65, of California, was on a mountain biking trip with two friends in Ovando, Montana, when the 400lb bear attacked their camp in the early hours of Tuesday. Officials hunted the beast for three days using helicopters and ground equipment, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) said. Image: A bear trap was set up in Ovando following the attack. "Everybody recognises this as really abnormal behaviour to actually attack somebody sleeping in a tent in town," she said.
South Korea COVID-19 cases still surging ahead of curbs in capital
Coronavirus cases continue to worsen in South Korea after a resurgence prompted the government to impose its highest social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area from next week. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 1,378 new virus cases during the last 24 hours, the highest daily infections for a third consecutive day. The stricter social distancing rules will shutter nighttime entertainment businesses and ban gatherings of three or more people from 6 p.m. Officials said 1,021 of the new cases were in the Seoul, Gyeonggi and Incheon regions, where almost half of South Korea’s population live. South Korea has resisted taking harsh measures in an effort to prevent damaging the economy, in favor of managing outbreaks with targeted quarantine restrictions.
Residents evacuated from 'structurally unsafe' Miami condo are allowed back for just 15 minutes
North Miami Beach officials ordered the 156-unit Crestview Towers evacuated a week ago following an audit of high-rise buildings 40 years old or older. The audit was ordered in response to the collapse of the nearby Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, which killed at least 64 and left 76 people missing in the rubble. Crestview Towers residents on Friday had just 15 minutes to pick up necessary items from their apartments while being escorted by a police officer. Residents of Crestview Towers in North Miami had to evacuate last Friday but were allowed back to their apartments for just 15 minutes this FridayResidents could be seen hauling away their 'essentials' including clothing on luggage cards and trolleysResidents only had 15 minutes to gather precious belongings. The problems were outlined in the 40-year certification review the association filed in January, according to city officials.
Italy have only been European champions once - it means as much to them as it does to England
They have had two World Cup triumphs since Bobby Moore lifted the golden trophy for England in 1966. But Italy have been European champions only once, in 1968, when England, as reigning world champions, lost to Yugoslavia in the semi-finals. The bookmakers make England narrow favourites, and with the advantage of overwhelming support in the 60,000 crowd, that feels about right. Image: Italy manager Roberto Mancini"I think it will be an epic one," said Italy midfielder Marco Verratti, "with history made either way". Which way it went for the Azzurri will be obvious if you walk across any town or village square in Italy on Monday morning.
Population Matters charity give Harry and Meghan award for limiting family to two children
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been given a "special award" for deciding to limit their family to two children. Pic: APThe charity Population Matters said they were giving the couple the award after making the "enlightened decision" to have a smaller family and acting as "role models for others". "Having a smaller family reduces our impact on the Earth, and provides a better chance for all our children, their children and future generations to flourish on a healthy planet," the charity said in a statement. Advertisement"We commend the duke and duchess for taking this enlightened decision, and for affirming that a smaller family is also a happy family." They quit as senior royals for a life in California last year, criticising the Royal Family in a tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Zelda game cartridge sells for 'world record' $870,000 at auction
A sealed cartridge of The Legend of Zelda for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a “world record” sum of $870,000, auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement Friday. The cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packaging and trumps the previous world record sale of a video game — $660,000 for a 1986 Super Mario Bros. cartridge sold in April — according to the auction house. The auction house has not revealed the identity of the buyer. Blending adventure, action and exploration in a magical universe, Zelda is one of the most significant titles in the history of video games and one of Nintendo’s best-known series. Retro video games have become increasingly popular with nostalgic collectors in recent years, driving up prices for old-school consoles and cartridges at auctions.
Distressing security footage shows Marvin Scott's in-custody death
The footage comes after a grand jury in Texas last month cleared eight former officers of any criminal wrongdoing in Scott's death. 'Marvin Scott's family is extremely disappointed the grand jury failed to bring charges in this case', the family's lawyer said. The grand jury in Scott's death also released a rare public statement addressing the death and calling for a review of Scott's death and how people with mental illness are treated in the criminal justice system. 'Marvin Scott's family is extremely disappointed the GJ failed to bring charges in this case,' Merritt wrote. Scott's death came nine months after the murder of George Floyd and sparked aa wave of protests in North Texas.
Sarah Everard's cousin recounts the harrowing months that still haunt her family
That was very hard although they were able to see some of Sarah's friends and that was lovely. Now that her killer has finally faced justice, Sarah's family, says Marlene, want to grieve in peace. She also reached out the family of Ms Everard and said she cannot imagine what her parents are going through. 'Sarah Everard saw a friend in the Clapham Junction area, on March 3 and bought a bottle of wine. Sarah's family were in court that day too for the 20-minute hearing and saw him make his pleas.
Military to tighten restrictions to curb spread of COVID-19
Depending on general-level commanders' approval, the number can increase to 15 percent for soldiers whose home is outside the capital area, the ministry said. But soldiers will be allowed to go out in areas that are outside the greater capital area and where no COVID-19 cases have occurred for the past seven days. The ministry also ordered military units to cancel or postpone all private meetings, prohibit nonessential events and travel, and conduct religious services online. Coronavirus cases in the military totaled 1,124 as of 10 a.m., up five from the previous day, the ministry said. On Monday, the government will implement the highest level of social distancing measures in the greater Seoul area for two weeks.
3 more COVID-19 cases in KBO force 2 games to be canceled
The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Saturday two members of the Doosan Bears and one player from the NC Dinos have tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, two members of the Dinos tested positive for COVID-19, and the Dinos-Heroes game got wiped out. The Twins-Bears game was canceled out of precaution because the Bears had played the Dinos in Seoul on Tuesday and Wednesday. The entire Bears team received COVID-19 tests Friday, and two results came back positive, while one additional Dinos player got a positive result in a teamwide retest. The Eagles had their Thursday's game canceled but played Friday.
Holocaust-survivor landlord slams Hamptons squatter who 'trashed her rental' and refuses to move out
Markon told DailyMail.com that she had gone without renting the home during the winters for 10 years because she was 'wary' about whom would rent the home. 'In January, I already told her I was returning to the United States to spend my summer,' Markon said. instead, Markon said Rinke 'signed a pandemic hardship application saying she does not have the funds to find another house.' Southampton Town policeman talks with the neighbor where a Hamptons squatter allegedly trashed her rental homeMarkon also told DailyMail.com that she was 'astounded' by the condition in which she found her home. In photos obtained by DailyMail.com, however, the house did not appear to show such signs of damage or clutter.
Zelda game cartridge sells for 'world record' $870,000 at auction
The "Legend of Zelda" cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packagingAdvertising Read moreNew York (AFP)A sealed cartridge of "The Legend of Zelda" for the old Nintendo NES console has sold for a world record sum of $870,000, auction house Heritage Auctions said in a statement Friday. The cartridge, dated to 1987, is still in its original packaging and trumps the previous world record sale of a video game -- $660,000 for a 1986 "Super Mario Bros" cartridge sold in April -- according to the auction house. The game was the "masterpiece" in a sale of 443 lots that runs until Sunday, Eric Bradley, spokesperson for the Dallas-based company, told AFP. The auction house has not revealed the identity of the buyer. Retro video games have become increasingly popular with nostalgic collectors in recent years, driving up prices for old-school consoles and cartridges at auctions.
Spain's Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc
Spain's Catalonia region will reimpose virus restrictions as it faces a surge in cases linked to the deadly Delta variantAdvertising Read moreBarcelona (AFP)The Spanish region of Catalonia was on Saturday set to reimpose virus restrictions in the face of rising coronavirus infections, as the highly contagious Delta strain forced nations worldwide to put the brakes on a long-awaited return to normalcy. After an "exponential" rise in cases in recent days, officials in the autonomous region in the northeast of Spain said they had no choice but to reimpose restrictions. #photo1Also set to reimpose controls Saturday is the Netherlands, where infections rose sevenfold in one week, a surge officials have blamed on the Delta variant. "We apologise for difficulties of people living in areas with maximum restrictions, but this will support disease control efficiently. Farther south, the Delta virus is wreaking havoc in badly-hit Indonesia, where emergency supplies arrived from Singapore Friday as the country reports hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of cases daily.
Afghan troops tell of carrying wounded to Tajikistan after commanders fled
Advertising Read moreKunduz (Afghanistan) (AFP)Afghan soldiers have described carrying their wounded comrades across the border to Tajikistan after being abandoned by their commanders when the Taliban seized a key border crossing. "We did not leave the port, but the commanders fled before the soldiers." #photo1Ainuddin, another soldier, told how wounded troops were carried into Tajikistan by their comrades as the Taliban tightened their noose around the border crossing. Tajikistan authorities said that 1,037 Afghan government troops had crossed into the former-Soviet country, and they had offered them sanctuary and treated their wounds in order to "save their lives". Both soldiers are now at a military base in the Afghan capital, and say they are willing to rejoin the battle.
Biden urges Putin to move against ransomware attacks, warns of retaliation
Advertising Read moreThe two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday, their first since they discussed ransomware attacks at a summit in Geneva on June 16. Biden's message to Putin in the call was direct, suggesting a growing impatience over attacks that have disrupted key U.S. sectors. The United States has not indicated how it plans to respond to the attacks emanating from Russia, but Biden hinted at digital retaliation if Russian cooperation was not forthcoming. Biden told reporters there would be consequences to Russian inaction, but gave no details. Moscow and Washington disagreed over whether the United States had formally sought Russian assistance to rein in ransomware attacks.
How Manhattan DA could pressure Allen Weisselberg to cooperate against Donald Trump
Tax lawyers and former prosecutors say the references to his family members are a not-so-subtle tactic to suggest to Weisselberg that he should cooperate with the ongoing investigation into the Trump Organization. "And I think he's sending a message to the Trump Organization: Your people should come in and talk with us earlier rather than later if you want a business that you can leave to your children. Former President Donald Trump doesn't use email and Weisselberg was a trusted ally. The Trump Organization has vigorously denied any wrongdoing and said Vance's office is using Weisselberg "as a pawn in a scorched earth attempt to harm the former President." To date, Trump and Weisselberg have been aligned, and Weisselberg refused to cooperate before being charged despite pressure from prosecutors to do so.
A lawyer for a Capitol riot attendee who agreed to take a plea deal argued that a lenient sentence for his client would 'heal the nation'
A Capitol riot attendee who pleaded guilty to obstruction is asking the court for no prison time. A defense attorney for Paul Hodgkins filed a wide-ranging sentencing memo on Thursday. The lawyer argues Hodgkins should receive leniency because he came forward to "accept judgement." Hodgkins' sentencing is scheduled for July 19. His sentencing later this month will be only the second case of a Capitol riot attendee being sentenced.
Amid Declining Popularity, Bolsonaro's Disapproval Rating Surpasses 50% for First Time
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s disapproval rating passed 50 percent for the first time, according to a poll published by the Datafolha Institute, marking a new low in the far-right leader’s declining popularity. Bolsonaro’s gap to former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva ahead of next year’s elections also increased from 18 to 21 percentage points. Bolsonaro’s approval rating also remained at its lowest mark of 24 percent, set in May. Both men have their detractors, however, with Bolsonaro’s personal rejection rating rising from 54 to 59 percent and Lula’s creeping up from 36 to 37 percent. The opposition is pushing for the chamber of deputies president to open impeachment proceedings against Bolsonaro.
Taliban say they control 85pc of Afghanistan
KABUL: Taliban officials said on Friday the insurgent group had taken control of 85 per cent of territory in Afghanistan, and international concern mounted over problems getting medicines and supplies into the country. However, local Afghan officials said Taliban fighters, emboldened by the withdrawal, had captured an important district in Herat province, home to tens of thousands of minority Shia Hazaras. Three visiting Taliban officials sought to address those concerns during a visit to Moscow. He said, “you and the entire world community have probably recently learned that 85pc of the territory of Afghanistan has come under the control” of the Taliban. In Afghanistan, a prominent anti-Taliban commander said he would support efforts by Afghan forces to claw back control of parts of western Afghanistan, including a border crossing with Iran.
Jovenel Moïse: Haiti requests foreign troops after president's assassination
The request was sent by the government to the US and the UN, but the US says it has no plans to offer military assistance "at this time".
Repeat sexual offender sentenced to life in prison for 2019 rape, carjacking
Carrasco has also been accused of raping another woman at gunpoint in the passenger seat of her car Kansas days prior to the Colorado crimes. In April 2013, Carrasco was sentenced to slightly more than eight years in prison for the July 2011 assault. He was released form prison in Kansas days before his crime spree in Colorado, records show. In July 2020, Carrasco pleaded guilty to a felony contraband charge while in custody in Arapahoe County, and he was sentenced to two years in Colorado state prison. Carrasco has been detained since being arrested in early 2019, earning 878 days of time served.
Miss Manners: Woman looking forward to becoming MIL, just not hers
But the hints that are being dropped leave me with one huge concern. I have always had a terrible relationship with my mother-in-law, whom I find to be an overbearing, obnoxious bully. Of course, in her turn, I suspect she considers me cold, withdrawn and stubborn, and I am certain she does not understand that there is anything wrong with her own behavior.
Rancher pinned under ATV for two days survived on water, beer
A Wyoming rancher was pinned under an ATV for two days after a rollover crash — and survived the ordeal by drinking bottled water and beer. “It was scary as hell is what it was,” Reynolds told the newspaper from his hospital bed Wednesday. Reynolds said he honked the ATV’s horn until the battery died, but no one was in earshot in the remote area outside Gillette. Neighbor Don Hamm reportedly discovered Reynolds Tuesday morning while combing the area on horseback. By the time help arrived, Reynolds was “pretty much out of it,” he told the paper.
Olympian Aly Raisman reunited with missing dog after nearly a week
Aly Raisman is flipping for joy after being reunited with her dog who went missing nearly a week ago. He has a tag on and a leash,” the Raisman, 27, wrote on Twitter Saturday. As a six-day frantic search ensued, Raisman posted constant updates and calls for help, at one point offering a reward for the 35 pound brown dog. I HAVE HIM,” the Olympic hero posted along with a picture of her and Mylo, two other people and their dog. Will share more soon… but for now going to snuggle with my everything.”Raisman adopted Mylo, a rescue dog, in October 2020.
Impressive win over Astros may just be the spark Yankees need
This is the night and the weekend series that could change everything, and start making the Yankees whole again. Remember, the Astros denied the Yankees a trip to the World Series twice in the past four years. The Yankees celebrate their win over the Astros on Friday night. It’s pretty clear what the Yankees must do to become legit playoff contenders — start swinging the bats the way the Astros swing them. “Obviously we have a good team that we’re playing against, somebody that the American League measures themselves against as the top of the league,” Cole said.
Shohei Ohtani becomes sixth player with right field upper-deck homer at Seattle's T-Mobile Park
Ohtani’s solo shot in the third inning off Marco Gonzales soared into the top deck of right field at T-Mobile Park. The Angels' two-way phenom is the sixth player to reach the upper deck of the right field seats since the stadium opened in 1999. Justin Upton put his hands on his head in shock when it landed in the upper deck. Ohtani is the first player since Albert Pujols in 2006 to hit 33 or more homers in his first 82 games of a season. The others to have reached the upper deck at T-Mobile Park are Joey Gallo (2020), Daniel Vogelbach (2019), Nomar Mazara (2019), Carlos Delgado (2001) and Mo Vaughn (1999).
Carolyn Hax: Panic at the pantry! Husband eats all the good snacks.
More from Carolyn HaxFrom the archive:There’s a reason he’s with you and not her — hot or notDraw a hard line now with old friend’s overzealous spouseCouple squabbling over food need to know the cart is half-fullA 40-something who thinks her sister ruined her life? Carolyn has a live chat with readers on Fridays at noon. Read her most recent chat here. Write to Carolyn at tellme@washpost.com. Frequently asked questions about the column.
Ask Amy: Partners are feeling the heat ... differently
I maintain that many people are influenced by the number they see on the thermostat. A way to test this would be for you and your partner to trade off setting the thermostat “blind,” where one of you can’t see the number on the thermostat. You might find a sweet spot where you are both basically comfortable.
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Do you need a booster shot if you had the J&J Covid vaccine?
If you got the J&J vaccine, do you need an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) 'booster' to better fight the Covid Delta variant? We asked MSNBC Medical Contributor Dr. Vin Gupta for his take.
Breaking down CDC guidance on sending kids back to school
The CDC has new guidance on kids returning to schools and how to keep them safe from the spread of Covid. MSNBC Medical Contributor Dr. Vin Gupta helps make sense of the CDC's latest update.
Republicans struggle to make their attacks on Biden stick
Susan Page of USA Today reacts to the GOP's inability to land any real attacks on Pres. Biden, so many Republicans are relying on culture war issues to gin up their base.
Biden is still struggling to get his agenda through Congress
As the summer drags on, the president has struggled to get Congress to pass anything from his agenda after Democrats used a go-it-alone approach to get Biden's stimulus passed. Eugene Daniels of POLITICO breaks it down.
Hannity warns about the danger surrounding growing support of Marxism
Fox News host Sean Hannity spent Friday night diving deep into "Life Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin's latest book "American Marxism," focusing on the spread of this "radical" ideology across the United States on "Hannity." Hannity commented that in Levin's book he recognized that Marxism is going by different names but holding the same ideological views. "Make no mistake, Marxism is the antithesis to the American way of life. Over the past two decades, the oil-rich South American country went from one of the prosperous to decimated. The United States has seen an influx of immigrants from this country Hannity noted.
Levin: 'Neo-Marxist' Democrat 'enemies' seek to destroy US, as Biden engages in 'radical cultural attacks'
"I was doing research and studying the scholarship and who were behind these various movements, critical race theory, the current immigration movement, so-called climate change, the de-growth movement. Levin said those on the left are not "opponents" or rivals as often described but truly our "enemies." Levin said many of today's American Marxist leaders hide behind the language they have themselves altered, pointing to Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is a self-described "democratic socialist." Levin also hit the Democrats' latest endeavor in education policy, Critical Race Theory. "When you look at Joe Biden and the executive orders he signs, they are the most radical cultural attacks on our system in American history.
Ingraham: It's 'Corrupticrats Gone Wild' as Sharpton reemerges to inflame election law takeover 'activism'
As Ingraham reported, Sharpton appeared with other liberal activists at a White House meeting Thursday with President Biden "about the so-called horrors of state voting laws that merely target corrupt election practices with commonsense rules." "This will be a summer of activism, a summer of getting back into the streets," Sharpton announced at the White House. Ingraham noted that "getting back into the streets" did not "work out so well last summer for poor urban Americans." Ingraham responded that Sharpton is not telling the truth:"No one is eroding voting rights. "By naming their so-called voting rights bill the "For the People Act," Democrats insult the intelligence of the American people.
Mehdi Hasan on the most dangerous Republican member of Congress
It’s not Marjorie Taylor Greene. It’s not Matt Gaetz. The most dangerous Republican member of Congress is Paul Gosar, who is now closely aligned with a white nationalist leader banned from Twitter. Jennifer Gosar, Rep. Paul Gosar's sister, and Professor Kurt Braddock join Mehdi Hasan to discuss the danger of Paul Gosar.
The Look Ahead: July 9, 2021
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Texas charges man who waited six hours to vote with illegal voting
Rachel Maddow shares details of the arrest of Hervis Rogers, who gained brief celebrity for his dedication to his civic duty when he waited in line for six hours to vote in the Texas Democratic primary in 2020, and has now been charged with illegal voting and is being held on $100,000 bail.
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden fired Social Security Administration Commissioner Saul after Saul refused to resign, and accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden fired Social Security Administration Commissioner Saul after Saul refused to resign, and accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner’s resignation, the White House said. The labor union that represents Social Security employees also welcomed the firings. “President Biden made the right call to send these Trump appointees packing,” de Juliis said.
Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals
President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the economy, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the economy, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Washington. the White House said. A White House statement announcing the hourlong call also highlighted a U.S.-Russian agreement that will allow humanitarian aid to flow into Syria. The Biden administration took office on the heels of a massive cyberespionage campaign known as SolarWinds that U.S. officials have linked to Russian intelligence operatives.
Police testimony will lead off panel’s first Jan. 6 hearing
Scott Applewhite)Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, departs the Capitol after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., appointed him to lead the new select committee to investigate the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, July 1, 2021. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed eight members to the select committee, including seven Democrats and Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Thompson said the panel welcomes Republican members, but will be moving ahead even if McCarthy chooses not to participate. Under the committee’s rules, the eight members appointed by Pelosi will be enough for the committee to have a working quorum. He said there will also be no foregone conclusions — on timing or otherwise — as the committee begins its work.
Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The blaze, which was only 11% contained, officially had blackened more than 38 square miles (98 square kilometers) but that figure was expected to increase dramatically when fire officials were able to make better observations. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. The meeting will be streamed on the Facebook page for the Fremont-Winema National Forest beginning at 7 p.m. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles (50.5 square kilometers).
Death toll in Florida condo collapse rises to 79
"Thank you, from the bottom of my heart and all of us who are so happy to have played a role in returning Binx with his family," she said. This comes as the confirmed death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower rose to 79 after workers recovered an additional 14 bodies and had reduced the pile of rubble down nearly to ground level.A total of 61 people remain missing and feared dead in the concrete and steel ruins of the 12-story building in the oceanfront town of Surfside, Miami-Dade County, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference. The number of missing could change as it remains possible that not all were in the building when it abruptly crumbled to the ground in the early hours of June 24. Officials have yet to determine the cause of the disaster.
The Creepy Trend That Sparked a Highway Standoff With a Black Militia
“I’ve noticed it more,” Christine Sarteschi, author of a book on the sovereign-citizen movement, told The Daily Beast of Moorish sovereign citizens. Few organizations keep tabs on the Moorish movement, making their ranks hard to quantify. “You are not to pay taxes to foreigners who are doing business within the borders of YOUR ancestral estate,” one Moorish sovereign instructed followers. Ritchie Moore did not return a request for comment, but continues to produce regular videos on Moorish sovereign legal advice. “What makes this even more puzzling,” Cottrol said, is that there are provisions for legal gun transport, even in states like Massachusetts with stricter gun policies.
‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
A Haitian police asks a woman to move away from a gate at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. “We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
'Rise of the Moors' members in Massachusetts armed standoff case combative in court appearances
Several members of the "Rise of the Moors," a group that does not identify with U.S. laws, were combative and chaotic during court arraignments Wednesday. MASSACHUSETTS POLICE ARREST GROUP OF ARMED MEN WHO 'DO NOT RECOGNIZE OUR LAWS' AFTER HOURSLONG STANDOFFAnother man, referred to as John Doe No. The "Rise of the Moors" members were captured on video insisting they were not anti-government. Members of the group allegedly failed to produce Firearms Identification Cards, which allow residents of the state to lawfully possess guns. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Massachusetts, Police, Law Enforcement, Crime, Firearms, CourtOriginal Author: Jake DimaOriginal Location: 'Rise of the Moors' members in Massachusetts armed standoff case combative in court appearances
For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal
President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before boarding Air Force One, Friday, July 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before boarding Air Force One, Friday, July 9, 2021, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP) — When grieving with those who lost loved ones in a building collapse, President Joe Biden invoked the car crash that claimed members of his own family decades ago. In the first months of his term, he has drawn on that empathy to console those who have lost loved ones, including the more than 600,000 who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic. “I could tell it’s sincere, genuine caring for people that are hurt or have lost loved ones,” he continued.
You’ll Be Tempted By This Awesome Canon EOS R Kit
The Canon EOS R is a camera I still use pretty often. It’s lightweight, weather-sealed, and can focus just as well as the Canon EOS R5 in most situations. Where the Canon EOS R falls a bit behind is with autofocus situational profiles and animal eye AF detection. The Canon EOS R has the same sensor as the Canon 5D Mk IV, which is still in use with lots of photojournalists. And with the 35mm f1.8 STM bundled, you’ll gain image stabilization but won’t have full weather sealing.
'We need help': Haiti's interim leader requests US troops
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. Joseph expressed dismay that others would try to take advantage of Moïse’s murder for political gain. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
U.S rebuffs Haiti troops request after president's assassination
Haiti also made a request for forces to the United Nations Security Council, Pierre said. "We were in a situation where we believed that infrastructure of the country – the port, airport and energy infrastructure – might be a target," Pierre told Reuters. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. Henry this week told Haitian newspaper Le Nouvelliste he did not consider Joseph the legitimate prime minister. "The assassination... has provoked a political and institutional vacuum at the highest level of state," said Haitian opposition politician Andre Michel.
2 dead, 1 wounded in murder-suicide at Texas restaurant
According to witnesses and security video from the restaurant, the man had been sitting at the other end of the bar before the shooting, police said. Police said Friday that the woman told investigators she and her husband did not know the man who shot them. It was unclear how many patrons were at the restaurant, but Slinkard said it wasn’t very crowded. A spokeswoman for the restaurant referred questions about the shooting to Houston police. The restaurant is popular with families, as it features a 150,000-gallon (567,811-liter) aquarium and amusement park rides, including a giant Ferris wheel.
California Averts Blackouts, But More Extreme Heat Looms Ahead
(Bloomberg) -- California called off its power-grid emergency as night fell and temperatures dropped, averting rolling blackouts amid a heat wave that drove temperatures into triple-digits and sent electricity demand soaring. The state’s grid operator took the rare step of ordering a stage-2 emergency -- one step away from mandatory outages -- as wildfires in Oregon threatened transmission lines bringing power into California. Last August, California suffered its first rolling outages in almost two decades after hot weather sent electricity demand soaring beyond supplies. The heat wave is forecast to peak Saturday, with temperatures in Sacramento soaring to 112 degree Fahrenheit (44 Celsius). More stories like this are available on bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.
Suspected murder-suicide in Houston restaurant
StoryfulA man has been arrested after he attempted to kidnap a six-year-old boy outside a store in Placentia, California, on Monday, July 5, local police said.Placentia Police Department said 41-year-old Michael Foley stopped his vehicle in the middle of the street, directly across from Peewee’s Market, exited his vehicle, and ran toward the child.The boy’s mother was inside of the store at the time. The boy was waiting near the entrance with family friends, police said.Police reported that Foley then picked up the boy and began carrying him back to his vehicle when witnesses began yelling at him. The 41-year-old is reported to have then kissed the child on the cheek and said, “I love you, baby,” before putting the boy down, returning to his vehicle and driving off. Credit: Placentia PD via Storyful
Man walks up and shoots couple dining at Houston aquarium, then turns gun on himself, police say
Police in Texas say a shooting at the Houston Downtown Aquarium on Thursday night left two people dead and a woman injured. Houston Police Executive Chief Matt Slinkard said at a press briefing that their initial investigation indicated that a man, seated at the bar at the aquarium restaurant, appeared to have walked toward a couple dining on the far end of the bar and shot them. "This suspect got up, and in a very quick manner, went around the bar to the area where the male and female were together. Image: The Houston Downtown Aquarium (Raymond Boyd / Getty Images file)The suspect shot the man and the woman before turning the gun on himself, according to Slinkard. HPD has not identified the victims or suspect at this time, a spokesperson told NBC News on Friday.
Swastikas, Bullets, and Beatings: Russian Women Face Chaos to Run for Office
But Grudina stayed and decided to run an election campaign as an independent in Murmansk, the city she loved. They all take grave risks, but often, it seems the women in Russia’s opposition circles bear the brunt of the attacks. About 70 percent of the population would like to see more women in politics, according to Levada Center’s social polls. But the government has been relentless in pressuring women opposition figures. Russian women journalists, human rights defenders and politicians are often braver and more effective in communicating ideas.
Par continues to get battered at TPC Deere Run as Luke List grabs John Deere Classic lead with 63
List made seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch and carded a bogey-free 63 to grab the lead through 36 holes. Seven players are at 11 under – Hadley, Adam Schenk (64), Brandon Hagy (64), Chase Seiffert (63), Chez Reavie (67), Lucas Glover (63) and 2016 John Deere winner Ryan Moore (66). I had a couple putting sessions last week where I was like, man, this kind of feels pretty good, and I had a good round with some buddies at home. Seiffert sounded like he had the perfect recipe to follow up his 63 with another solid round on Saturday. “And then try to do the same things, have a nice dinner and I get to sleep in, which is nice.
It's harder to buy a vehicle for under $10,000 as prices of new and used cars jump
In June 2020, vehicles from the model year 2014 or older accounted for about 32.3% of used vehicles for sale. Why are used car prices rising? That, combined with tech improvements and a movement toward larger, more expensive rides, is making new and lightly used vehicles unaffordable for many. “Now the rental car companies are out there trying to buy used cars,” Krebs said. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Car prices for new, used vehicles are up, with fewer rides under $10K
Kevin Na holes birdie chip at John Deere Classic ... with his putter
On Day 2 of the John Deere Classic, Kevin Na channeled his inner Vijay Singh for a miraculous birdie on the par-4 sixth. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Despite the legendary shot, Singh finished runner-up to Tiger Woods at that tournament. John Deere Classic: Full-field scores | Full coverageRight before the start of the John Deere Classic, Na announced he's withdrawing from next week's Open Championship due to international travel restrictions. And after his first two rounds at TPC Deere Run, it appears he's playing with a double or nothing mentality.
Police arrest 16-year-old for allegedly stealing, totaling Magic guard Terrence Ross' Lamborghini
A teenager has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft after he allegedly stole Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross’ Lamborghini Urus from a dealership last month. He was arrested on July 1, exactly one month after he allegedly stole Ross’ car. Terrence Ross’ Lamborghini stolen, totaled from dealershipRoss revealed on Instagram last month that his SUV was stolen from a dealership in the Orlando area and then totaled. Officers found Ross’ Lamborghini totaled just north of Orlando hours later. Terrence Ross' car was stolen from a dealership in Orlando last month and totaled.
Luke List goes on a birdie binge for 63 to lead John Deere
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Luke List has a happy and healthy home life with his newborn son, and he felt pretty good about his golf game Friday in the John Deere Classic. List ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch in the middle of his round, his only par on a 12-foot birdie chance on the 15th hole, and posted an 8-under 63. That gave him a one-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz going into the weekend at the TPC Deere Run. “I was able to keep hitting the fairway, which out here is premium, and I was able to attack from the fairway,” List said. Among those making it to the weekend was Steve Stricker, the 54-year-old Ryder Cup captain and three-time John Deere Classic winner.
Is Snowflake Stock A Buy? Software Maker Sets Path To $10 Billion In Revenue By 2028
ReutersStock-trading app Robinhood Markets Inc is giving its billionaire founders four more years to hit share price targets that trigger stock awards worth $1.4 billion, according to a regulatory filing and four executive compensation experts who reviewed it. The company had agreed to award CEO Vladimir Tenev and chief creative officer Baiju Bhatt 13.8 million shares contingent on its share price reaching certain price levels at the time of its initial public offering (IPO), the executive compensation experts who analyzed the filing told Reuters in interviews. Robinhood tweaked the terms of the stock awards in late May so the founders will get a second chance to receive the shares if the IPO price does not meet the thresholds under the plan, according to the filing and the executive compensation experts.
'It’s a constant mental war in there': The evolution of Dustin Poirier
This time, though, he did not, and the fact that Poirier was able to play possum significantly altered the course of UFC history. This fight, which UFC president Dana White said has the most pre-buys this far out in the company’s history, would not be happening if McGregor recognized he had Poirier hurt. “I’m a veteran and I’ve had a lot of fights,” Poirier said, explaining how he was able to survive. In his last nine fights, he’s 7-1 with a no-contest. He’s facing the best of the best and knows the fine line at the top level between winning and losing.
Son of Chile indigenous leader killed by police in restive province -media
Indigenous people have claimed for decades that their territory has been illegally requisitioned by agriculture and forestry companies acting with state complicity. The victim was Ernesto Llaitul, 26, according to the media reports citing the Chilean prosecutor's office. He was the son of Hector Llaitul, a Mapuche leader described as a spokesperson for the activist group Coordinadora Arauco - Malleco. Ernesto Llaitul was also identified as the victim in a statement on Twitter by Mijael Carbone Queipul, the leader of another local group, the Mapuche Territorial Alliance. In 2018, Camilo Catrillanca, 24, the grandson of a local indigenous leader, was shot in the head during a police operation in a rural community near the town of Ercilla, triggering nationwide protests.
Dark Winds, a Western thriller series from George R.R. Martin and Robert Redford, is heading to AMC
Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon at the screening of Sundance Channel’s The Red Road in 2014. AMC Networks has green-lit a Western psychological thriller series titled Dark Winds, based on Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn & Chee book series. Dark Winds stars Zahn McClarnon (Westworld, Fargo), and Kiowa Gordon (The Red Road). Martin, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’s Robert Redford, Tina Elmo, Eyre, McClarnon, Calandra, and Vince Gerardis. “We are excited to welcome Chris Eyre, AMC Studios, and the industry’s top executives for the production of Dark Winds, part of which will be filmed on the Navajo Nation,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says.
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Oil Posts First Weekly Loss Since May on OPEC+ Volatility
Futures in New York declined 0.8% this week, although the U.S. crude benchmark closed higher on Friday amid a broader market rebound. Prices whipsawed this week amid ambiguity over the future of the OPEC+ alliance and swings in the U.S. dollar. At the same time, the OPEC+ alliance and U.S. shale producers have practiced discipline toward returning supply that was shelved during the pandemic. The global oil market will remain in “deep deficit” of more than 3 million barrels per day through the third quarter of the year, according to Citigroup analysts. OPEC+ countries will need to add more oil to the market at a higher level “sooner or later,” said the report.
Oil Price Fundamental Daily Forecast – Bulls Catch a Break from EIA Draw, but OPEC+ Concerns Linger
U.S. West Texas Intermediate and international-benchmark Brent crude oil futures are edging higher early Friday after posting a dramatic rebound rally the previous session. At 05:10 GMT, September WTI crude oil futures are trading $72.45, up $0.23 or +0.32% and September Brent crude oil is at $74.31, up $0.19 or +0.26%. U.S. crude inventories fell by 6.9 million barrels last week to 445.5 million barrels, Energy Information Administration data showed. Gasoline stocks fell by 6.1 million barrels in the week to 235.5 million barrels, the EIA said. Short-Term OutlookCrude oil prices are likely to trade sideways-to-lower over the short-run due to the uncertainty surrounding future OPEC+ production hikes.
‘Dark Winds’ Series Adaptation Set at AMC With George R.R. Martin, Robert Redford Producing; Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon to Star
AMC has ordered a series adaptation of “Dark Winds,” based on the Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. Zahn McClarnon will star and executive produce with Kiowa Gordon also starring. Chris Eyre will direct the pilot and executive produce. Martin, Robert Redford, Tina Elmo and Vince Gerardis will also executive produce. This week, the Navajo Nation lifted more COVID-19 restrictions to welcome visitors and tourists back to Diné Bikéyah.
AMC Orders ‘Dark Winds’ TV Series From George RR Martin, Robert Redford and Graham Roland
AMC Networks has ordered a TV series adaptation of Tony Hilerman’s “Dark Winds” novels for AMC+ and AMC, which will star “Westworld” alum Zahn McClarnon and be executive produced by Graham Roland, George R.R. The show has received permission from Navajo Nation president Jonathan Nez to film part of the series on Navajo Nation land. Thank you to everyone involved in this great venture with the Great Navajo Nation!”AMC’s “Dark Winds” TV series is created by Roland (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), who executive produces alongside showrunner Vince Calandra. Additional executive producers include Martin, Redford, McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Chris Eyre (who will direct the pilot), Tina Elmo and Vince Gerardis. We are so excited about telling this captivating and entertaining story while rendering this vibrant, rich, wonderful culture and community on AMC+ and AMC.”Read original story AMC Orders ‘Dark Winds’ TV Series From George RR Martin, Robert Redford and Graham Roland At TheWrap
Buena Park police respond to shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm; no active shooter
Buena Park police were responding Friday night to a shooting outside of Knott’s Berry Farm. The department posted at about 9 p.m. on Twitter that there was no active shooter. The theme park said in a statement that park personnel had assisted a victim outside of the park’s gates who was later taken to a hospital. Television footage showed a fire truck and ambulance at the scene and police blocking traffic. Beach Boulevard has been closed between Crescent Avenue and the 91 freeway, according to California Highway Patrol spokesperson Mayra Delgado.
12-year-old boy struck by vehicle after getting off school bus in Worcester
A 12-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle after he got off a school bus in Worcester Friday afternoon, police said. The boy was struck at 1382 Pleasant St. at 3:35 p.m., Lieutenant Sean Murtha, spokesman for the Worcester police, said in an e-mail. The boy was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
‘Barb and Star’ land very few laughs on this Florida trip
In “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar,” the pair reunite and try to bottle that same magic to little avail. The film begins simply enough as the tale of lifelong friends Barb (Mumolo) and Star (Wiig), who recently lost their jobs at a local furniture store. Kristen Wiig as Star and Annie Mumolo as Barb in "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar." Cate Cameron/LionsgateThe cast of “Barb and Star” appears to delight in each and every new ridiculous turn the plot takes them. However, in its efforts to be dizzying, delightful, escapist fun, “Barb and Star” gets lost in its own self-indulgence.
IMF to help countries buy vaccines
“This is a shot in the arm for the world,” Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the IMF, said in a statement. The travel businesses say the government’s “traffic light” system of classing countries as low, medium, or high risk, is not transparent. Only 27 countries and territories are on the “green list” which allows British residents to travel there without having to quarantine on return. Arrivals from dozens of “amber list” countries have to self-isolate at home for 10 days, while people arriving from “red list” countries including India and Brazil must quarantine in a government-approved hotel. The government says it will lift the self-isolation requirement for fully vaccinated Britons returning from amber list countries on July 19.
Cat from collapsed building found alive, returned to family
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — Binx the cat, who had lived on the ninth floor of the South Florida condo building that collapsed last month, has been found safe and returned to its family, officials said Friday. Gina Nicole Vlasek, co-founder of The Kitty Campus, posted on Facebook that a black cat resembling Binx was found near the rubble of the Surfside building Thursday night and brought to the group's nearby facility in Miami Beach. A former Champlain Towers South resident visited The Kitty Campus on Friday and confirmed that the feline was hers, Vlasek said. “We are so grateful to be able to help in any small way," Vlasek wrote.
SF Giants’ Brandon Crawford starts sensational double play with glove flip
SAN FRANCISCO — More than a decade into his major league career, Brandon Crawford is still making jaw-dropping plays at shortstop. The three-time Gold Glove Award winner gave fans at Oracle Park a reminder that he remains one of the game’s best defensive players by starting a 6-4-3 double play in the sixth inning on Friday with a glove flip to second baseman Donovan Solano. With Nationals catcher Tres Barrera at the plate, Crawford ranged up the middle and laid out with a full-extension dive to snag a groundball headed toward center field. Crawford’s latest web gem helped out reliever Zack Littell, who struck out the next Nationals hitter and posted a scoreless frame to keep the Giants ahead 4-3. At 34, Crawford is the only player above the age of 32 with at least 50 starts at shortstop in the majors this season.
Aly Raisman’s dog Mylo was found after nearly a week
“MYLO IS SAFE,” Raisman, who grew up in Needham, said on Twitter at around 8:30 p.m.Two-time Olympian Aly Raisman reunited with her dog, Mylo, Friday nearly a week after the pup was spooked by fireworks and ran away in the Seaport District. “Will share more soon ... but for now going to snuggle with my everything,” Raisman said, and attached a photo of the group. The six-time Olympic medalist has been active on social media, crowdsourcing help from followers and fans to find her brown dog with piercing blue eyes. She posted a reward incentive on Wednesday, two days before the dog was found. Follower her on Twitter @brittbowker.
I-93 ramp in Boston to be closed for movie film Saturday
Instead of headlights, an on-ramp to the Tip O’Neill Tunnel in downtown Boston on Saturday will be lit up with the bright lights of Hollywood. The on-ramp at Lincoln and Essex streets leading to Interstate 93 north will be closed from 4 p.m. to midnight, MassDOT announced. The name of the movie production company was not disclosed.
Garrett Richards warms to the task against Phillies
Richards used all four of his pitches to keep batters guessing on Friday night against the Phillies. In his final start before the All-Star break, Richards needed a good performance, and he put on one of his best of the year. “I’m learning new things about myself and about pitching,” Richards said, “I’m starting to get more comfortable with it. Cora said he was impressed with how Richards pitched inside to righthanded batters throughout the game and said he will need to continue throwing that way for the rest of the season. “The way he’s talking, the way he’s acting, there’s more confidence there,” Cora said.
SF Giants blast three home runs, Brandon Crawford leads the way on defense in win over Nationals
SAN FRANCISCO — In the first two decades of home games the Giants played at China Basin, the waterfront ballpark gained quite a reputation. The downtown digs quickly became a pitcher’s paradise and a palace fit only for the all-time home run king. With a balanced offensive approach and three more home runs at Oracle Park, the Giants defeated the Nationals 5-3 and remained ahead of the Dodgers in the National League West. The only player on pace to hit more than 25, Brandon Crawford, went 1-for-4 at the plate, but helped turn a pair of sensational double play that aided the Giants bullpen. Kapler used seven different relievers behind Webb, and it was the first man up behind the Giants starter who allowed the Nationals to claw back into the game.
Oakland: Guilty verdict returned in road rage murder
OAKLAND — A 26-year-old man was convicted of second degree murder, three years and a month he shot and killed a 43-year-old father of five in what police called a road rage incident. Eduardo Galindo-Garcia, of Oakland, was convicted of second degree murder and an enhancement for personal use of a firearm in the killing of 43-year-old Joseph Cox. During trial deputy district attorney Charles Bisesto argued to jurors that Galindo-Garcia fired at Cox out of anger after they traded insults as they drove down Foothill Boulevard in separate cars. Bisesto said during closing arguments last week Galindo-Garcia “escalated” a situation “that happens every day in East Oakland,” and fired the lone shot at Cox out of anger. Galindo-Garcia’s lawyer, deputy public defender Christina Moore, called it a case of self-defense and said Galindo-Garcia thought he saw Cox reaching for a gun.
Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith
Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-SmithPhoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith on keys to a win over WNBA leading Seattle on Friday.
EDITORIAL: Stores close in response to rampant San Francisco shoplifting
Walgreens, another ubiquitous chain store, has closed 17 locations in San Francisco over the past few years. The company said the level of theft in its San Francisco stores is four times its national average. A viral video showed a group of looters running out of a San Francisco Neiman Marcus holding expensive handbags. Perhaps the density of the San Francisco area means organized shoplifting rings won’t set up in other parts of the states. The negative take is that San Francisco is a harbinger of things to come for other parts of California.
LETTER: Lands bill would exacerbate sprawl in Las Vegas area
Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal @Vegas88sI was shocked to read, “Lands bill would trade conservation for development” in Friday’s Review-Journal. Increasing Las Vegas’ footprint by more than 65 square miles is the definition of sprawl. The associated development, vehicles and emissions they would bring will add more carbon to the air, making climate change worse. The so-called “affordable housing” is also to be located in areas with little or no infrastructure or in high-dollar development areas. Our recent record heat waves in Las Vegas are a taste of what’s to come if we do not stop emitting carbon dioxide.
Fire grows in Northern California; evacuation hits Nevada area
Firefighters monitor the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, as it burns at Frenchman Lake in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)Firefighters arrive at Frenchman Lake to battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The Beckwourth Complex — which began as two lightning-caused fires in Plumas National Forest — showed “extreme behavior,” fire information officer Lisa Cox said Friday evening. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. Fire crews in north-central Idaho were facing extreme conditions and gusts as they fought two wildfires covering a combined 19.5 square miles.
LETTER: Schools have an academic purpose …
The school’s job is to teach the academic curriculum, not to teach the students everyday core values. Children should’ve been cleaning their rooms, doing chores and learning that these things are required in life, and that life is hard work. Integrity, in my opinion, is learned over time after having been taught and practiced these other core values. These should include always being honest, doing the right thing and telling the truth, even when nobody is looking. If you know and practice all of these things, you probably have integrity.
1 killed in 2-vehicle crash in southwest Las Vegas
Officers were called at 8:08 p.m. to West Russell Road and South Rainbow Boulevard after a report of a crash. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal)One person was killed in a crash in southwest Las Vegas on Friday night. Officers were called at 8:08 p.m. to West Russell Road and South Rainbow Boulevard after a report of an injury crash, according to Metropolitan Police Department traffic logs. Metro Lt. Jesse Roybal said the crash involved a vehicle and a motorcycle and that one person was pronounced dead at the scene. It was unclear if speed or impairment played a part in the crash.
LETTER: Southern Nevada water officials falling down on the job
Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, in Boulder City, Nev. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphotoThe Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority should be ashamed. They assign us common folk meager watering days, watering hours, issue fines if we — heaven forbid — need to water on Sunday and send a mean letter if we need a few extra gallons for a tree. Members of the Clark County Commission, the water authority and the water district do not see a problem here? It’s reprehensible to have a Golden Knights player scowling at us to conserve “or else” while irresponsible building is occurring all around us. Billionaire homes that are showcases for art are shattering all-time Vegas sales — they are also shattering water usage records.
Years after case, Jennifer Bush says she wasn't a victim of Munchausen or abuse by her mom
"The odds are often against you to be successful in life. I challenge you to rise up against those odds, and be the very best you can be with the circumstances you are facing. Don't be ashamed or embarrassed to get the extra help that is offered, you will be thankful that you did in the future. There were many times that it would have been easier to give up, but it's persevering against the odds that makes it even more fulfilling. Don't let your current circumstance shape your future, and never doubt yourself!"
Woman critically hurt in North Bend rampage dies weeks later; death toll rises to 4
A woman who was critically hurt in a deadly rampage last month in North Bend has died, upping the death toll from the attacks to four. She’s one of four people who authorities say were killed by Oen Nicholson, a Coos County man accused of later kidnapping a woman and forcing her to drive him to Wisconsin. Coos County District Attorney Paul Frazier said he plans to file charges against Nicholson in Oyster’s death. Nicholson then went to a nearby marijuana dispensary and fatally shot Coos Bay resident Jennifer Davidson, 47, who was working there, according to Frazier. He fled east on Oregon 126 in a truck that was registered to his father, Charles Simms Nicholson, 83, Frazier said.
7-year-old boy found hours after going missing from NE Portland
UPDATE 9:45 p.m.: Police said residents of a nearby street spotted the boy playing with a neighborhood cat. ----A seven-year-old boy has been missing from his Northeast Portland neighborhood for several hours, and authorities are concerned he may be in danger, Portland police reported on Friday evening. The boy was seen riding his skateboard in the Sabin/Irvington neighborhood around 5:30 p.m., but has not been seen since. Police said the boy is four feet tall, 50 pounds, was wearing a gray shirt with burgundy sleeves, blue jeans and blue and white shoes. Officers are currently looking for him, and asked anyone with information about where he might be to email the missing persons unit at missing@portlandoregon.gov.
Levin, family raise concerns over health of detained journalist Danny Fenster
Washington — The family of detained journalist Danny Fenster and their congressman are raising concerns about the health of the Michigan native being held in a prison in Myanmar that is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Levin said Insein Prison, where Fenster is being held, has an outbreak among staff and inmates of COVID-19, though prison officials are claiming to have the situation under control. The U.S. Embassy has also been denied in its requests to vaccinate Fenster for weeks as the virus situation in the country has worsened, Levin said. Prison officials claim Danny does not have COVID but have provided no evidence to back up that claim," Levin said. Bryan Fenster told The Detroit News his family plans to meet with department officials this weekend.
Hunter Biden paintings pose ethical challenge for president
“After careful consideration a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” Psaki told reporters. Hunter Biden has now shifted his focus to the art world. “That’s part of the appearance problem.”The concern, he said, is that regardless of who purchases the paintings, such high prices suggest Hunter Biden is profiting off his father’s name. It restored a two-year ban on departing senior appointees communicating with their former agency and expanded that ban to include communications with senior White House staff. Painter said that while the agreement concerning Hunter Biden’s paintings are not ideal, the administration overall has displayed a marked improvement on ethics matters over Biden’s predecessor.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
“The heat experienced in our state this year has reached catastrophic levels,” Washington Gov. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Nearly 200 deaths have been blamed on the heat in Washington and Oregon, while authorities in British Columbia say hundreds of people there may have died. With more hot weather on the way, we’re taking action now,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries. At 80 F (27 C) or above, employers must provide sufficient shade and an adequate supply of drinking water.
'I'm just adapting': Tigers' Manning optioned to Toledo after impressive outing against Twins
Tigers rookie Matt Manning had the most impressive outing of his young big-league career Friday night in the Tigers' 4-2 loss to the Twins at Target Field. Afterwards, though, he was told by manager AJ Hinch that he was going to be optioned back to Triple-A Toledo through the Major League All-Star break. Still, a tough pill for Manning to swallow in the aftermath of a strong outing. "I think I'm the same pitcher, I'm just learning more at this level," Manning said. "I'm not pitching differently, I'm just adapting to the level."
Dear Abby: Sister longs for deeper relationship with siblings
Dear AbbyJeanne PhilipsDear Abby: I recently moved back to my hometown after being away for six years. I always thought I was close to them, but after moving back, it seems I can’t break through the barrier of sister versus friend. But we only saw each other for family get-togethers (pre-COVID), and when we talk, we discuss family matters mostly. Must I accept our relationship as is, or are there things I can try? Dear Abby: My husband of 20 years constantly blames everything on the political party I lean toward.
Pandemic garbage boom ignites debate over waste as energy
Waste-to-energy plants, which produce most of their power by incinerating trash, make up only about half a percent of the electricity generation in the U.S. The industry has been in retreat mode in the U.S., with dozens of plants closing since 2000 amid local opposition and emissions concerns. One estimate from the Solid Waste Association of North America placed the amount of residential waste up as much as 8% this spring compared to the previous spring. The company currently processes about 20 million tons of waste a year to power about a million homes, and it could do more, he said. “If we’re going to reach climate goals by 2050, the waste sector really can and should be part of that story,” Regan said.
Massachusetts Legislature unanimously passes $48.1B budget
More than a week into the fiscal year, the House and Senate agreed in bipartisan fashion to a $48.1 billion annual state budget and shipped the proposal to Gov. Legislative negotiators found compromise on the multiple policy areas that separated the House and Senate budget bills, including the future of a program offering tax credits to film and television productions in Massachusetts. The final budget does not include Senate-authorized language allowing the purchase of Massachusetts Lottery products with debit cards, which that branch and Baker have both unsuccessfully sought in previous spending bills. Negotiators also dropped another section from the Senate budget that would have increased the per-ride fees imposed on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft. The budget bill does not explicitly set a new start date, and simply says the program “shall not be allowed for the taxable year beginning Jan. 1, 2022.”
Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals
the White House said. The warning to Putin on Friday was largely a repetition of the tough rhetoric Biden had used during their meeting in Geneva last month, when he warned that there would be consequences for continuing cyberattacks emanating from Russia. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................A White House statement announcing the hourlong call also highlighted a U.S.-Russian agreement that will allow humanitarian aid to flow into Syria. The Biden administration took office on the heels of a massive cyberespionage campaign known as SolarWinds that U.S. officials have linked to Russian intelligence operatives. But ransomware attacks, perpetrated generally by criminal hacker gangs rather than state-sponsored hackers, appear to have eclipsed old-fashioned spying as a potent threat.
Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. The wood he sold to a mill in the city of Tumwater had been harvested from private property with a valid permit, Wilke said. But a research geneticist for the U.S. Forest Service, Richard Cronn, testified that the wood he sold genetically matched the remains of three poached trees. Wilke used gasoline to destroy a wasp’s nest in the base of a maple tree he was stealing, prosecutors said, though jurors did not convict him of charges related to the fire. Some witnesses testified that, although Wilke was standing next to the nest when the fire began, they did not actually see his actions in the dark.
‘We need help’: Haiti’s interim leader requests US troops
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in a phone interview late Friday. ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................On Friday, a group of lawmakers declared loyalty and recognized Joseph Lambert, the head of Haiti’s dismantled senate, as provisional president in a direct challenge to the interim government’s authority. Joseph expressed dismay that others would try to take advantage of Moïse’s murder for political gain. “I’m not interested in a power struggle,” said Joseph, who assumed leadership with the backing of police and the military. Prosecutors also want to interrogate members of Moïse’s security detail, including the president’s security coordinator, Jean Laguel Civil, and Dimitri Hérard, the head of the General Security Unit of the National Palace.
Police testimony will lead off panel's first Jan. 6 hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol is expected to hold its first public hearing this month with police officers who responded to the attack and custodial staff who cleaned up afterward, chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson said. Thompson, D-Miss., said Friday the committee hopes to “set the tone” of the investigation by hearing from those first responders, many of whom were brutally beaten and verbally abused by former President Donald Trump’s supporters as they pushed past law enforcement and broke into the Capitol to interrupt the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory. Referring to the police officers, Thompson told The Associated Press in an interview, “We need to hear how they felt, we need to hear what people who broke into the Capitol said to them.”He said the members of the panel, who held an initial strategy session this week, want to frame that first hearing so that it is clear that they are serious, and also that they care about “those individuals who either secure the Capitol or clean the Capitol.”
Striking Volvo workers nix tentative deal at truck plant
Volvo Trucks North America noted it was the third tentative agreement approved by UAW leadership but rejected by UAW members involved in Volvo's New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin. “Given the significant wage gains and first-class benefits this agreement delivered, and the strong support it garnered from UAW leadership at every level, this outcome is unexpected and very disappointing,” said NRV Vice President and General Manager Franky Marchand. He said in the statement that the company was considering its next steps. It said the plant is undergoing a $400 million investment for technology upgrades, site expansion and preparation for future products, including the Volvo VNR Electric truck. It added the plant has added 1,100 jobs since the current union agreement was implemented in 2016 and is on track to have a net increase of approximately 600 positions in 2021.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. A shipment of more than 1,000 oxygen cylinders, concentrators, ventilators and other health devices arrived from Singapore on Friday, followed by another 1,000 ventilators from Australia, said Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the government minister in charge of Indonesia’s pandemic response. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “We recognize the difficult situation Indonesia currently finds itself in with a surge of COVID cases,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said. In addition to sending vaccines, the U.S. is working to increase assistance for Indonesia’s broader COVID-19 response efforts, she said, without elaborating.
Hackers disrupt Iran's rail service with fake delay messages
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's railroad system came under cyberattack on Friday, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting fake messages about train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country. The hackers posted messages such as “long delayed because of cyberattack" or “canceled" on the boards. The semiofficial Fars news agency reported that the hack led to “unprecedented chaos” at rail stations. Earlier in the day, Fars said trains across Iran had lost their electronic tracking system. In 2019, an error in the railway company's computer servers caused multiple delays in train services.
For Biden, politics are often framed by the personal
Biden draws on more than just grief. He evoked his own challenges as a single father in the aftermath of the car accident that killed his first wife and daughter and injured his two young sons. In Brussels, during his first overseas trip, Biden took a detour about his father changing jobs and neglected to deliver news of an Airbus-Boeing trade deal as planned. At a recent education event in Washington, Biden evoked both his second wife, first lady Jill Biden, a teacher, and the educators who helped him manage a childhood stutter. “They took a stuttering kid who couldn’t speak very well in school, was scared to death to be called on to read out loud,” Biden recalled.
Amber list 'holidays' still feel like hell – as I'm learning
Back in the very early days of 2020, we returned from a two week Christmas holiday in Thailand – Thailand! And so, here I am all these years later, planning a summer holiday that feels more like a trip to Pentonville prison. And while quarantine is out when we get back from our trip, it’s most certainly in before we leave for it. The holiday pre-quarantine is definitely about to become A Thing, given that there currently seem to be more people in the UK with Covid than without it. I wonder, will the many hours spent in the epic queue at border control count towards your quarantine time?
Seoul heads for lockdown as infections spiral in South Korea
South Korea posted its highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said, in a third consecutive day of record high new infections. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time. The country reported 1,378 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight on Friday, up from Thursday’s record of 1,316. About 11% of South Korea’s 52 million people have completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea’s total Covid-19 infections to date stand at 166,722 with 2,038 deaths.
Coronavirus latest news: NHS staff could be exempt from isolation rules
NHS staff could soon be exempt from self-isolation and Covid certificates introduced for hospitality in the autumn to stave off a joint healthcare crisis and pandemic fourth wave. Downing Street said on Friday that ahead of Step 4 of restrictions being lifted, expected on July 19, officials were examining whether NHS staff could be freed of the obligation to self-isolate if "pinged" by the Covid app. It comes as The Telegraph learned that double-vaccinated NHS staff could be released from self-isolation rules before August 16 under proposals being considered by Sajid Javid. But this may be brought forward for NHS staff, as leaders warned of the significant backlog faced by the health service which will only be intensified by staff having to stay at home. ??Follow the latest updates below.
Working from home hastens death of the secretary
“The thing with our profession is there was a portion of it that wasn’t ready for the change automation brought,” she says. “They didn’t want to do the more strategic work, they were happy doing the traditional secretarial work. One City investment house is training EAs to code, while another is upskilling its entire support professional workforce in project management. Despite recent cuts at Deloitte and law firms Linklaters, CMS and Clyde & Co, Wratten is bullish about the outlook for secretarial staff. Having a secretary, after all, gives a person inflated status within a company.
The kids that never went back to school... by choice
Amanda Spielman said a disproportionate number of the children who have not returned to school following lockdown have some kind of problem or need. Headteachers have attributed the rise in the number of parents pulling their children out of school to their anxiety about Covid-19. “None of which would have made any difference had our children wanted to return to school, but the opposite was true. Facing a rebellion, we withdrew them from school to electively home educate.”Since then, she says, her children have been thriving. Yet for her children, the social side of school was “a double-edged sword.” Instead of navigating friendship issues in the playground, they now mix happily at various groups they attend, such as Forest School and Beach School.
'My trainer portfolio is worth £150,000': why shoes are the new shares
For the uninitiated, shoes are valuable for their quality and durability, eye-catching colours or alignment with the latest fashion trends. But they have also become a prized commodity, with rare trainers selling for thousands of pounds. Trainer fanatics snap up shoes when they are released in limited numbers. Others successfully scour charity shops, eBay, or specialist exchanges for rare shoes that could make fantastic investments. StockX, a trading website for sought-after shoes, calculated investors in two of the most popular trainers, Nike Air Jordan 4s and Nike Air Max 1s, had made 100pc and 50pc returns respectively in the past 18 months.
Leaseholders win out of court settlements over mis-sold homes
Conveyancing solicitors tied up in the leasehold property scandal have started to settle compensation claims with homeowners out of court. Buyers claimed lawyers did not always flag essential aspects of their contracts, with about two-thirds of leaseholders feeling that they were mis-sold their homes, according to Propertymark, a trade body. Daniel Brumpton of professional negligence solicitors Nelsons said some conveyancing firms were now beginning to settle compensation claims out of court with leaseholders. When the leasehold scandal first emerged, Propertymark research found that nearly two-thirds of all leaseholders had used the conveyancer recommended to them by their housebuilder. Some leasehold contracts have included onerous clauses that cause ground rents to escalate, often to thousands of pounds a year.
Two fifths of Tory voters happy to pay more tax after the pandemic
Almost two in five Conservative voters would support paying more in personal taxes to pay for the pandemic, exclusive polling has suggested. Some 62pc of people would be content with a tax rise of 1pc to 3pc, with nearly a third (31pc) happy to pay 4pc to 6pc more. More than three quarters of polled Tory voters who would accept a tax rise said they would only pay 1pc to 3pc more. Out of income tax, National Insurance, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and pensions taxes, 32pc of the 1,500 surveyed nationwide said they would prefer a raise in CGT to anything else. The results were similar among Conservative voters included in the study: 30pc picked CGT to go up, while 23pc said income tax and 4pc said pensions.
Need to get cash from your bank? Get there before 4pm
Bank customers could soon find themselves turned away from their local branch if they attempt to make cash-based transactions at certain times. Customers who require day-to-day banking services after this time, such as transferring cash between accounts, will be asked to use online banking. This is the latest blow to bank branch users, after high-street brands axed hundreds of local outlets in recent years. Isabelle Jenkins of PwC said: “Many have long predicted a gradual move away from local branches and use of cash. “Even before the pandemic, the foundations had been laid to shift away from cash; a rise in contactless payments, online transactions and use of digital currencies.
How to master soft glamour at every age - and why older women do it best
Let the gorging on pictures of primped and corseted A-listers teetering along the Croisette in big hair and bigger jewellery commence. Except I don’t think red carpets are the places to find genuine glamour these days. Tight faces, shellacked hair, the breathe-in-but-for-God’s-sake-don’t-breathe-out posture - it all looks the opposite of fun and frankly not worth striving for. Ideas about fashion and beauty have changed in quite fundamental ways since the start of 2020. Choppy, undone hair without visible scaffolding, no make-up-make-up and languid clothes that skim rather than strangle the body.
How subtle tweakments could be the answer to ‘post-lockdown face’
A combination of too many video calls, stress and changing attitudes to the needle have created a so-called Zoom Boom for ‘tweakments’ that go the extra mile. If you’re new to all this, or even if you’re not, it can be confusing. Sometimes it’s combined with Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound to heat subcutaneous tissue and kick-start collagen production. Results can be a third as effective as a facelift (measured in terms of ‘lift’), and skin quality should also improve. Full effects won’t be seen for six months, although you should begin to see skin firming within weeks.
Finally! A Scandi drama I can follow without taking my eyes off my meatballs
You’re not watching TV at all at the moment. I also went to see a play last week – Peter Capaldi and Zoë Wanamaker in Constellations at the Vaudeville – and it was a magnificent experience just to be there. Not for me because, when I’m watching a play, I’m always eating. Anyway, I know I might be the only person in Britain who’s seen Young Royals, but I like it. If you want to see a gay Swedish prince waving his boiled hot dog at a teenage socialist, this is the show for you.
The five charts that show how the pandemic turned London house prices upside down
In April, annual price growth in the capital was 3.3pc – roughly a third of the 9.3pc recorded across England and Wales, according to official data. Capital Economics, a consultancy, has forecast that annual house price growth in London at the end of this year will be 2.8pc – less than half the 6pc anticipated national growth rate. Outer London price growth was 5.5pc, while prime central London values were down 13.5pc. In May 2021, inner London rents were down 20.8pc, according to Hamptons estate agents. In outer London, they were up 5.8pc.
The King of Diamonds' 'insatiable obsession' has been turned into 39 Oscar-worthy pieces of jewellery
The name Harry Winston is synonymous with diamonds; but increasingly the house and its clients are revelling in the creativity afforded by gems of all colours of the rainbow, delving into its archive for inspiration. Back in 2018 there was the Candy range of sweetie-hued cocktail rings; last year saw the aptly named Kaleidoscope collection of pendants and watches. This year, the American maison’s latest range of fine and high jewellery features a bounty of coloured stones, the likes of which Mr Winston once referred to as “an insatiable obsession”.
34 artisans and 70 components: what it takes to make a truly unique bag in 2021
It marks the second time the Greek-born designer, famed for her trompe l'oeil prints and bold use of colour, has collaborated with Bulgari. Back in October 2019, the house provided the high jewellery for her spectacular debut couture show, held in the Temple of Poseidon near Athens. As with so many things over the past year however, Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works of their latest outing together. With Katrantzou in London (and later Athens) and Bulgari's specialist artisans in Florence, they had, she admits, "the most unorthodox start". "After that, it became about doing everything decisively and precisely through 3D renderings and prototypes, and shipping them to wherever we were to dissect every detail to the millimetre," she says.
Summer reading: 75 books to take on holiday in 2021, from crime to history
Whether you're heading to the beach, or planning a staycation, our critics have your reading needs covered. From a tale of an 'artificial friend' to an amorous bear, Captain Tom's tips to Napoleon's gardens, this is your guide to the best summer reading. A masterclass in historical fiction, wearing its research lightly, Shipstead’s fat, juicy peach of a novel glides through the 20th century. LS (Bloomsbury, £14.99)Read the full review. LS (Atlantic, £14.99)Read the full review.
Selling Channel 4 is risky for taxpayers
First, Dowden has signalled he plans to jettison rules that prevent Channel 4 from owning the underlying rights to its programmes. Channel 4 and ITV run two of only three television advertising sales operations in the UK. If ITV owned Channel 4 it would merge the sales houses, cutting costs to an extent that would deliver an immediate profit. Its American owner Comcast is highly unlikely to involve itself in the heavily regulated world of public service broadcasting. Viacom, owner of Channel 5, does not run a sales operation and could not extract the same savings.
Saturday morning UK news briefing: Today's top headlines from The Telegraph
Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Saturday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free. European Union accounts put the new net figure for the financial settlement as £40.8 billion, at least £1.8bn more than the highest UK estimate for the payments. Chris Eubank's son Sebastian found dead at 29The son of boxing legend Chris Eubank has died days before his 30th birthday. Stay up-to-date with breaking news and the latest politics from The Telegraph throughout the day.
Freedom Day is coming – now watch British stocks soar
The final lifting of Covid restrictions on July 19 could unleash the next stage of Britain’s stock market fightback, driving London-listed shares higher as the economy grows at its fastest pace in 80 years. On Freedom Day, laws to enforce mask wearing and social distancing will be scrapped, nightclubs will ­reopen, sports stadiums will return to full capacity – and shares in British companies are primed to rally. Fund managers say the successful reopening of the economy could add more fuel to Britain’s stock market recovery and entice foreign buyers back to the market, pushing shares higher still. Since November’s breakthroughs in the development of coronavirus vaccines, London-listed shares have outpaced overseas markets with a rise of 33pc, while smaller British stocks have surged by 48pc. The Bank of England expects the economy to grow by 7.3pc this year, the fastest pace since 1941.
Yara Shahidi rocks a sporty Adidas set at screening of Questlove's documentary Summer Of Soul
Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi kicked off her weekend with a bang. The 21-year-old actress joined an elite group of guests at the screening for Questlove's new documentary, Summer of Soul, at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday evening. Yara looked sporty for the Hulu and Fox Searchlight screening as she made her debut wearing an emerald green Adidas set with sneakers. She continued to lean into her choice color for the evening with matching sneakers that boasted yellow laces. In 2018 Yara was accepted into Harvard University but deferred for a year to continue her acting career.
John Simpson: ‘There is so much nasty and vindictive propaganda against the BBC’
He had been in Lebanon, he recalls, with BBC News, covering the battle that had broken out when Israeli forces invaded the south of the country. The details of the conflict, sometimes known as the First Lebanon War, may now have faded in our collective memory, but not in Simpson’s. The Israeli bombers didn’t care who they hit.’While the physical scars of the beating he endured that day have gone, the psychological ones remain. ‘It is that sense of relinquishing one’s own sense of control over what happened, or being in somebody’s thrall completely. ‘I used words I knew the man with the gun wouldn’t understand.
Olympic triathlete Alistair Brownlee on being disqualified from Tokyo: 'It's ridiculous. It makes no sense'
Going off with your mates on a long bike ride in the Yorkshire Dales, it’s not really work is it? But it’s not like that in every area of my life, I’m not trying to beat everyone in everything that I do. This time, instead of seizing the advantage, swerving round his ailing sibling, Alistair stopped and helped him over the line. If not quite the golden ticket, it is as close to his secret of success as Alistair Brownlee has ever revealed: ‘I said to him, from here on in you need to make sure you do everything exactly on your own terms. ‘After you’ve won the gold, you can go back to being the nice old Jonny we love… until then, put your foot on the jugular.’Relentless: Secrets of the Sporting Elite, by Alistair Brownlee, is out now (HarperCollins, £20); books.telegraph.co.ukIn his own words: Alistair Brownlee...
Family of slain Cambodia activist Kem Ley mark five year anniversary
As the family of slain Cambodian activist Kem Ley rebuild their lives in Australia, his youngest son, born just months after the assassination, acts as a human timepiece measuring the years since the five brothers lost their father. On the eve of the fifth anniversary of his death Saturday, his widow Bou Rachna visited a Melbourne temple to pray. Bou Rachna was five months pregnant at the time of the killing and named her fifth son, Kem Ley Vireakboth, after her late husband. “It also sends the message that killing human rights defenders for their activism in Cambodia is tolerated,” said Chak Sopheap of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights. But from afar, Bou Rachna keeps her husband’s activism and memory alive, donating to youth democracy campaigners in Cambodia.
Son of Chile indigenous leader killed by police in restive province -media
By Aislinn LaingSANTIAGO – The son of a leader of Chile’s Mapuche people was shot dead by police on Friday in the restive Araucania province, local media reported, in a potential blow to attempts to improve relations between the state and indigenous people. The victim was Ernesto Llaitul, 26, according to the media reports citing the Chilean prosecutor’s office. He was the son of Hector Llaitul, a Mapuche leader described as a spokesperson for the activist group Coordinadora Arauco – Malleco. Ernesto Llaitul was also identified as the victim in a statement on Twitter by Mijael Carbone Queipul, the leader of another local group, the Mapuche Territorial Alliance. In 2018, Camilo Catrillanca, 24, the grandson of a local indigenous leader, was shot in the head during a police operation in a rural community near the town of Ercilla, triggering nationwide protests.
Vietnam receives 2 million coronavirus vaccines as it tackles worst outbreak
HANOI – Vietnam has received the first shipment of 2 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the U.S. government, the American embassy in Hanoi said on Saturday, as the Southeast Asian country battles its worst outbreak. The shipment, delivered via the COVAX sharing facility, is part of the 80 million vaccine doses President Joe Biden committed from U.S. vaccine supplies to support global needs, the embassy said in an emailed statement. State media reports said on Saturday that half of the Moderna doses would be funnelled to Ho Chi Minh City’s 9 million people. Vietnam has so far received around 8 million vaccine doses, mostly under the international COVAX sharing facility. More than 4 million doses have been administered, but only about 258,000 people have been fully vaccinated out of its total population of 98 million.
India's poor can't afford to beat the heat
We just have to bear it.”A girl bathes her livestock in Sri Ganganagar on July 4. The study also forecasts the frequency of heat waves by then to be three to four times higher than in 1976-2005, and they will last twice as long. Sustained heat waves can be mortally dangerous, especially when combined with high levels of humidity. It’s cold, sweet and fresh.”Filling up plastic water containers that his company distributes to homes without running water, Sitaram Sevta said the city’s inhabitants were used to the summer heat. It isn’t a Sri Ganganagar summer yet … (The temperature) is only 41 or 42.”
The Bachelorette's Tayshia Adams and fiance Zac Clark look smitten as they hold hands in NYC
And Tayshia Adams still looked very much in love with her husband-to-be Zac Clark on Friday night, when they were seen strolling hand-in-hand in downtown Manhattan, New York City. Eyes only for him: Tayshia Adams looked very much in love with her husband-to-be Zac Clark on Friday night, when they were seen strolling hand-in-hand in downtown ManhattanOver this, Adams sported a black leather blazer jacket which hung to her mid thigh. She slipped her long legs into a pair of textured black leather cowboy boots that climbed up to her upper calf. Tayshia held onto a fancy black leather Christian Dior purse, and had some bracelets and a small crucifix necklace on. Adams sported a black leather blazer jacket which hung to her mid thigh: She slipped her long legs into a pair of textured black leather cowboy boots that climbed up to her upper calf'Total insanity.
China’s youth are embracing Mao's message
To them, Mao Zedong is a hero who speaks to their despair as struggling nobodies. The Mao fad lays bare the paradoxical reality facing the party, which celebrated the centenary of its founding last week. | AFP-JIJIThose attitudes have helped make the five volumes of “The Selected Works of Mao Zedong” popular again. Statues of late Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong are seen at a factory in Shaoshan, in China’s central Hunan province, on May 27. A widely circulated and since-deleted article analyzed why Mao’s revolution was unlikely to succeed in China today.
Rihanna rocks a chic black and white outfit and silk head scarf as she enjoys a night out in NYC
Nine-time Grammy winner Rihanna rocked a chic black and white outfit while enjoying a night out in New York City on Friday evening. While hiding her eyes under a pair of sunglasses at night, the 33-year-old superstar stepped out with her sleek hair under a silk head scarf. She completed her bold ensemble with gold hoop earrings, a matching chain around her neck and white sandals, which matched her pedicure. It's a new relationship, but they both seem very into it,' a source shared, adding 'Rihanna seems very happy dating A$AP.' The usually private rapper opened up about his relationship with Rihanna last month in a GQ interview.
Bloomberg, Cooper and von Furstenberg enjoy penultimate day of Sun Valley 'billionaire summer camp'
AdvertisementBill Gates on Friday told his fellow billionaires that more needed to be done to combat climate change during an address at the annual Sun Valley conference in Idaho. On Thursday he was seen strolling the grounds of the Idaho resort with Evan Greenberg, president and CEO of insurance giant Chubb. Bezos is no longer CEO - a role now taken by Andy Jassy - and instead is chairman of the company. Branson has not been spotted at the Sun Valley conference and is believed to be in the midst of final preparations for the historic journey. On Thursday, Allen & Co. regulars Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, held a session on creativity.
South Korea’s push to strengthen defences could trigger reaction from North and Japan, say Chinese observers
Artist’s illustration of an underwater missile launch, a capability South Korea said it has now acquired. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Mercenaries: the sinister export from Colombia's conflict
Hardened by more than half a century of conflict back home, retired Colombian soldiers and illegal combatants feed the sinister market of mercenaries around the world. But the participation of Colombian mercenaries highlights the lucrative transnational mercenary market. It's not just retired soldiers that leave Colombia's borders -- already so porous to the export of cocaine -- as guns for hire. He says that what happened in Haiti was a "typical case of recruitment" of Colombian ex-soldiers by private companies to carry out operations in other countries. "The companies are legal, but that doesn't mean that all the activities carried out by these people are strictly legal," added Mantilla.
Escaped bears expose decades-old problems of inhumane bile farming in S. Korea
Officials inspect a bear farm in Yongin, South Korea, on Thursday in this photo provided by the Yongin city government. (Yonhap)Early this week, two young bears escaped from their cramped cages at a breeding farm in Yongin, south of Seoul. The group reported the farm's owner to police in June last year for illegal breeding, extraction of bile and butchering bears for meat. South Korea is one of a few countries in the world that still allow bear bile farming. In order to reduce the number of captive bears, the Ministry of Environment financially supported farmers to have their bears sterilized.
New BTS song 'Permission to Dance' tops iTunes charts in 92 regions
BTS (Big Hit Music)Supergroup BTS has swept more than 90 regional iTunes charts with its new release "Permission to Dance," the act's agency said Saturday. 1 on iTunes top songs charts in 92 regions, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan, according to Big Hit Music. It has so far racked up more than 64 million views as of 10:20 a.m. Saturday. "Permission to Dance," included in the physical album for the septet's Billboard-topping hit "Butter," is a dance-pop track co-written with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. "It carries the message that everyone should dance freely even if they have had a tough day in real life."
Daily horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021
Try refreshing your browser, or Daily horoscope for Saturday, July 10, 2021 Back to videoTaurus (April 20-May 20) During the Moon Alert (see above) make sure you don’t agree to anything important when talking to siblings, relatives and neighbours. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Be very careful today because the Moon Alert (see above) is taking place in your Money House. This influence will be strongest during the Moon Alert today (see above.) During the Moon Alert today, don’t volunteer for anything or agree to anything important. (Especially avoid important decisions about inheritances and shared property or how to divide or share something.)
Japan's Hokkaido region bans fans at Olympic football matches
Sapporo Dome stadium will be hosting five Olympic football matches but without spectatorsAdvertising Read moreTokyo (AFP)Japan's northern Hokkaido region has decided to ban spectators at the Olympic football matches hosted in the area, expanding unprecedented steps to hold the Games mostly behind closed doors due to the pandemic. Local governor Naomichi Suzuki announced the move late Friday night, reversing a decision a day earlier by Olympic organisers to ban spectators from events in the greater Tokyo region but allow some fans at competitions held elsewhere. "All events to be held in Sapporo will take place with no spectators," Suzuki said in a written statement, referring to the five matches the regional capital is hosting. A handful of competitions will take place outside the capital, including Sapporo which will also host marathon and race walk events. Olympic and local officials have already asked the public not to come out to watch the races live.
Biden's New Death Tax Hits the Middle Class While Excluding Certain Wealthy Investors
President Joe Biden's American Families Plan (AFP) would impose a capital gains tax at death while essentially doubling the capital gains tax rate. With a major exception for large investors, it would make these changes without grandfathering existing unrealized capital gains. A 40 percent capital gains tax at death after the exclusions allowed in the AFP would result in a tax of $220,000. But there is one exception to the lack of grandfathering of unrealized capital gains: the continuance of the 100 percent exemption for capital gains taxes from sales of qualified small business stock (QSBS). At the same time, the law would create a death tax for millions of middle-class Americans.
Trump’s Tech Lawsuit Already Turning Into Fundraising Scheme
When ex-president Donald Trump held a press conference this week to announce his class-action lawsuit against social media companies, most people shrugged. That site won’t actually sign anyone on to the lawsuit though. The fine print on the landing page explicitly says entering a name does not make someone a plaintiff. Instead, it’s a fundraising effort for the nonprofit, which as a 501(c)(3) organization is not required to disclose its donors. As for the nascent lawsuit against social media companies, legal experts immediately blasted it as a ploy.
Critics: Postal Service plans imperil community newspapers
Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Postal Service's plans to raise postage rates could present another damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and advertising declines, industry leaders say. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Postal Service's plans to raise postage rates could present another damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and advertising declines, industry leaders say. Postal Service’s plan to raise mailing rates could present one more damaging blow to community newspapers already reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and advertising declines, a trade group says.
Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as US withdraws
At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. The Pentagon said it was aware of the deaths of several Afghan pilots in killings claimed by the Taliban, but declined comment on US intelligence and investigations. Afghan military pilots are particularly attractive assassination targets, current and former US and Afghan officials say. Precious, Over-stretchedTwo Afghan Air Force pilots were killed on June 7 while trying to evacuate troops wounded during a surge of fighting against the Taliban insurgency. Asadi said the Afghan Air Force had failed to do enough to protect pilots vulnerable to off-base assassinations.
Elevated warming, ozone have detrimental effects on plant roots, promote soil carbon loss
Credit: CC0 Public DomainTwo factors that play a key role in climate change—increased climate warming and elevated ozone levels—appear to have detrimental effects on soybean plant roots, their relationship with symbiotic microorganisms in the soil and the ways the plants sequester carbon. AMF take carbon from plants and provide nitrogen and other useful soil nutrients that plants need in order to grow and develop. The resulting experiments showed that warming and increased ozone levels make soybean roots thinner as they save resources to get the nutrients they need. Perhaps even more surprisingly, Hu said that more warming and ozone changed the type of AMF that colonize soybean plants. Journal information: Science Advances Y. Qiu el al., "Warming and elevated ozone induce tradeoffs between fine roots and mycorrhizal fungi and stimulate organic carbon decomposition,"(2021).
Joe Biden dials Vladimir Putin on ransomware attack from Russia
US President Joe Biden underscored the need for Russia to take action to disrupt ransomware groups. (Photo: Reuters)US President Joe Biden on Friday spoke with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the ongoing ransomware attacks from Russia, the White House said. Biden spoke with Putin about the ongoing ransomware attacks by criminals based in Russia that have impacted the US and other countries around the world, the White House said in a readout of the call. Biden underscored the need for Russia to take action to disrupt ransomware groups operating in Russia and emphasised that he is committed to continued engagement on the broader threat posed by ransomware, it said. ALSO READ: Biden and Putin discuss rules of engagement for cyber war, want critical services off-limit to cyberattacksALSO READ: Biden, Putin conclude summit between 'two great powers'; talk nuclear power, human rights
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate: NHK
TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday (July 10), NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing.
Bougainville sets 2027 deadline for independence from Papua New Guinea
A resounding 97.7 percent of Bougainvilleans voted to secede from Papua New Guinea and become the world's youngest nation in a 2019 referendumAdvertising Read moreWabag (Papua New Guinea) (AFP)Bougainville's leaders set a deadline of 2027 to gain full independence from Papua New Guinea Tuesday during talks on the future of the once-wartorn Melanesian island. A resounding 97.7 percent of Bougainvilleans voted to secede from Papua New Guinea and become the world's youngest nation in a 2019 referendum. The poll capped a 2001 peace agreement that followed a decade-long war between Bougainville rebels, Papua New Guinea security forces and foreign mercenaries that left up to 20,000 people dead. The process would culminate in 2027, when Bougainville would "assume all or any sovereign powers" and would issue a "declaration of independence". "While Bougainville will have new national symbols and a new international border, Bougainville will still be a Melanesian brother."
William Smith, action star who fought Clint Eastwood and other icons onscreen, dead at 88
William Smith, an action star from classic films like "Any Which Way You Can" and "Red Dawn," died on Monday. Joanne Cervelli Smith, his wife of 31 years, confirmed the actor's death to USA TODAY on Friday. In the 1970s, his fame grew playing the villainous Falconetti in "Rich Man, Poor Man," an early and extremely popular TV miniseries. Smith was also an accomplished athlete, receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Bodybuilding and Fitness in 1995. He is survived by his wife, his son William E. Smith III and his daughter Sherri Anne Cervelli.
One Mets plan could have Carlos Carrasco joining them very soon
Carrasco, who tore his right hamstring in spring training, was close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment in May when he was shut down because of discomfort. The Mets acquired Carrasco last winter in the deal with Cleveland that brought Francisco Lindor to Queens. Friday began a stretch in which the Mets were scheduled to play seven straight games against the Pirates, through next weekend in Pittsburgh. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Mets have only played the same opponent in seven straight games once previously — the Cubs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 1967. This will be the first time the Mets close the first half and open the second against the same opponent.
Adam Carolla: China, Russia likely 'delighted' US intel and military focusing on 'wokeness' over preparedness
The 52-page report from the agency, led by Biden appointee Avril Haines, featured several examples of stock imagery. "Do you feel safer knowing our Intel community is represented by stock photos?" "No, when it comes to the Intel community, I want the best and the brightest, not the least Whitest," the comedian replied. Carolla added that the immutable characteristics of the bureaucrats in the US intelligence community have nothing to do with their ability to perform their roles on behalf of the United States. He said that, in that way, China and Russia must be very excited and pleased to see "wokeness" now take over the intelligence community, as the host implied the report begets deference to identity and diversity over more germane factors.
Charlottesville to take down Robert E. Lee statue that was focus of deadly rally
A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. will be removed from its pedestal and put in storage this weekend, officials announced Friday. Fields pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges in March 2019 and was sentenced to life in prison that June. White nationalists participate in a torch-lit march on the grounds of the University of Virginia ahead of the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11, 2017. Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via APThe Charlottesville City Council voted in February 2017 to take down the Lee statue amid mounting public pressure, including a petition started by a black high school student, Zyahna Bryant. After the riot, the spotlight moved off Charlottesville, but the Lee and Jackson statues, which were erected in the 1920s, remained standing.
Intelligence agency busted for blatant Photoshop job on cover of diversity report
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) was roundly mocked on social media Thursday for using an image on the cover of its annual diversity report that was obviously Photoshopped. They seem to have been Photoshopped into the image used on the ODNI report. The percentage of female civilian intelligence community employees held steady at 39.3 percent. “The Intelligence Community should reflect the diverse makeup of America and demonstrate that we are fostering an environment where every professional can succeed,” Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines said in a statement accompanying the report. “Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is fundamental to our democratic values and critical to meeting the IC’s mission.
Yankees blank rival Astros for crucial victory
HOUSTON — Manager Aaron Boone has repeatedly referred to the “heartbreak” the Yankees suffered against the Astros the last time they visited Minute Maid Park in 2019. The visit got off to a promising start Friday night, as the Yankees beat the first-place Astros, 4-0, in front of a sellout crowd. With the victory, the Yankees have won four of five since a three-game losing streak dropped them to .500 over the weekend. Brett Gardner belts a two-run double in the fourth inning of the Yankees’ victory over the Astros. Cortes went out in the second game and pitched well, into the fourth inning, as the Yankees got a much-needed win.
Bucks need more from stars, coach to defy NBA Finals history
If the Bucks are going to make yet another playoff comeback in these NBA Finals, they’re going to have to beat not just the Suns, but also history to do it. Milwaukee, which trails Phoenix 0-2 going into Sunday’s Game 3 at Fiserv Forum, may also need more from struggling stars Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo and from beleaguered coach Mike Budenholzer. The Bucks are getting outplayed, Budenholzer is getting outmaneuvered and if they don’t find answers quickly, they’ll all be ousted. To make a comeback, the Bucks will need increased production by Khris Middleton and for Giannis Antetokounmpo to maintain his high-quality play. It’s about all of us.”The Suns have held Holiday to just 27 points total — the same amount he scored in the Bucks’ Game 6 closeout of Atlanta.
Mets erupt for 10-run inning in rout of Pirates
For one glorious inning against an underwhelming opponent, a Mets lineup that has sputtered for most of this season had all the answers. The game endured a 41-minute rain delay with the Mets batting in the eighth inning and leading by 10 runs. Pete Alonso celebrates his three-run homer in the Mets’ win over the Pirates on Friday. Charles Wenzelberg/New York PostNimmo reached base twice in the sixth inning alone and three times overall as part of the onslaught. Over the next two days, the Mets and Pirates will play three games to close the first half.
Valerie Bertinelli praises outpouring of 'kindness' after post about being body-shamed
After one of her posts about being body-shamed went viral, Food Network star Valerie Bertinelli is thanking her fans for their kindness and support. "There's so much kindness out there," she said in a video shared to her Instagram on Friday night. Thursday evening, the celebrity chef had shared an emotional video about a troll's comments that had gotten under her skin. “Not f---ing helpful.”Her original post was flooded with the support of her fans, including her son. In her post on Friday, she echoed those sentiments as she thanked her fans and supporters before signing off on the whole ordeal.
Feds release new videos of Capitol riot mob attacking police
As officials in Washington face growing pressure to deal with the attacks on ballot box access, the Feds are releasing new shocking video of Capitol riot mobs attacking police. We discuss it with Eugene Daniels of POLITICO.
White House Defends Arrangement To Keep Buyers Of Hunter Biden's Art Secret
The White House is defending an unusual arrangement to keep the identity of buyers of Hunter Biden’s artwork secret. The Manhattan gallery handling Biden’s art, Georges Bergès, told CBS News on Friday that Hunter Biden’s paintings could fetch between $75,000 and $500,000 each, even though Hunter Biden has no professional art training and has never before sold art on the commercial market, according to The Washington Post. White House officials believe keeping the identities of buyers secret, including from President Joe Biden and his son, would be a barrier to such influence. “What these people are paying for is Hunter Biden’s last name.”But White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended the arrangement to reporters on Friday, The Hill reported. “After careful consideration, a system has been established to allow Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” she said.
Locked-down Sydney warned worse may be ahead, COVID-19 cases at 2021 high
There were 50 new cases of community transmission in the country's most populous state, up from 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. This brings the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 489 cases. There are 47 cases in hospital, or about one in 10 people infected in the current outbreak. Of those, 19 people are under the age of 55 and 16 people are in intensive care, including a teenager. read moreReporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Lincoln Feast and William MallardOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
California wildfire grows explosively, prompts evacuations
The Beckwourth Complex Fire on federal land near the town of Beckwourth prompted evacuations, a closure of part of the Plumas National Forest and presented serious danger for area campgrounds, National Forest Service officials said. Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., July 8, 2021. The National Weather Service reported lightning strikes on the east flank of the blaze. Noah Berger / APThe warning signifies "dangerously hot conditions" and temperatures at near 100 degrees, the weather service said. The Beckwourth Complex Fire appeared to be the most serious of several brush fires burning in California Friday.
Indonesia short on oxygen, seeks help as virus cases soar
People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)People wait for their turn to refill their oxygen tanks at a recharging station in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Just two months ago, Indonesia was coming to a gasping India’s aid with thousands tanks of oxygen. Beside those donations, Indonesia plans to buy 36,000 tons of oxygen and 10,000 concentrators — devices that generate oxygen — from neighboring Singapore, Pandjaitan said. “Panicked people bought oxygen tanks even though they didn’t need them yet,” Mulyana said.
Weisselberg indictment begs the question: What’s the cost of loyalty to Trump?
Will Allen Weisselberg risk a prison sentence, or will he turn on Donald Trump? Journalist David Cay Johnston says people who choose to enter Trump’s inner circle are willing to give up their own independence. “Allen Weisselberg is a wholly-owned psychological subsidiary of Donald Trump’s criminal mind, and if you work for Donald in any high level position you have to commit criminal offenses.”
Harris Co. Judge: GOP is ‘trying to create fear’ to suppress voting
Judge Lina Hidalgo says GOP are manufacturing a myth about widespread voter fraud and passing laws that threaten democracy in support of Trump’s big lie: “The situation is dire. We need support from the federal level.” Texas State Rep. Armando Martinez adds the Texas GOP suppression session to push voter restrictions is “unconscionable” and the governor is ignoring “the fundamental needs of Texas” to go after a “political ploy.”
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Samsung makes its free TV Plus streaming service available on the web
Even people who don't own Samsung devices can now enjoy its ad-supported streaming service. According to Protocol, the tech giant launched TV Plus — something that used to be exclusively available on the the brand's TVs and mobile devices — for the web in May. It was likely a soft launch, as the publication called it, seeing as Samsung has yet to formally announce its web version and has yet to include it in any marketing material for the streaming service. While there was zero fanfare surrounding TV Plus' web expansion, a company rep confirmed to Protocol that Samsung did indeed roll out a web version of the service in the second quarter. Samsung launched TV Plus back in 2016, and it has since evolved into its current cable-like free ad-supported form.
Former UCLA spirit squad director sues school saying she was wrongfully terminated
The former longtime director of UCLA’s spirit squad has sued the school’s Title IX office, alleging it botched an investigation that led to her termination after spirit squad members attended a Las Vegas burlesque show with a prominent athletics booster. The spirit squad members who wanted to see the show arrived late and were seated in the front row. UCLA’s Title IX office retained an independent investigative firm to evaluate claims Robbins had been responsible for sexually harassing spirit squad members. Robbins was also forbidden from attending receptions or events where spirit squad members might appear through the same time period or initiating contact with spirit squad members while they were enrolled at UCLA. Beck later stated Vehling’s termination should be upheld based on her “misconduct and failure to maintain appropriate work performance standards” after allowing the spirit squad members to attend the burlesque show.
Shocking new video shows police officer being dragged into mob during pro-Trump Capitol riot
Body camera footage appears to show a police officer being dragged into the pro-Trump mob laying siege to the US Capitol on 6 January, 2021. “And [I] don’t care [to be honest].”This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. The video shows the officer defending himself with a collapsable stick as he’s called a “motherf***er” by an attacking rioter.
New video shows Capitol rioter threaten officer: ‘You’re gonna die tonight’
Associated PressTwo Seattle police officers who were in Washington, D.C., during the Jan. 6 insurrection were illegally trespassing on Capitol grounds while rioters stormed the building, but they lied about their actions, a police watchdog said in a report released Thursday. "They were both standing in the immediate vicinity of the Capitol Building in direct view of rioters lining the steps and climbing the walls," the Office of Police Accountability said in its report, citing video evidence. “OPA finds it unbelievable that they could think that this behavior was not illegal, contrary to their claims at their OPA interviews.”
Report: 2 Seattle police officers broke law during DC riots
The OPA Discipline Committee, which includes the officers’ chains of command, employment counsel and OPA Director Andrew Myerberg, recommended that the two officers be terminated. The two were among a group of six Seattle officers who traveled to D.C. to attend President Donald Trump's “Stop the Steal” rally. The Office of Police Accountability launched an investigation to determine whether the officers violated the law or department policy. But the OPA, using records, text messages, photographs, bank records and interviews with federal law enforcement, determined that two officers violated department policies and Washington, D.C., laws. “Accordingly, OPA recommended a finding of not sustained — inconclusive.”The investigation found that the other three officers did not violate the law or department policies.
Nils Politt triumphs as Mark Cavendish made to wait for record-equalling win
On a day when many wondered if Mark Cavendish could equal Eddy Merckx’s record by winning his 34th Tour de France stage, it was instead the turn of Nils Politt to take his first as a breakaway prospered in Nimes. With wind speeds high, organisers delayed the start in anticipation of the high pace, and the attacks flew at the start. The peloton let the breakaway get away on stage 12 of the Tour de France (Christophe Ena/AP)“It’s a dream to win a stage of the Tour de France,” Politt said. “Today we heard Peter had to leave the race with knee problems so that changed our tactics. That would leave Cavendish needing to survive the Pyrenees before the next sprint opportunity comes on stage 19 to Libourne.
Wife of coach who died by electrocution files lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities
The wife of an Estill County teacher and baseball coach who was electrocuted in May has filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Utilities. A flagpole at Blake Crowe’s home in Irvine fell and hit an electrical wire, according to previously published reports. When he arrived home and stepped out onto the wet grass May 9, he was electrocuted, Estill County Coroner Jimmie Wise said at the time. A KU technician who responded to the home found the flagpole still in contact with the conductor and removed it, the report states. Crowe, 28, was a teacher, head coach of the Estill County High School baseball team and father to two sons.
Shohei Ohtani hits baseball to place no human should be capable of reaching
The Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom continued his campaign to become the face of MLB on Friday with his MLB-best 33rd homer of the year. Just look at this violence:This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Next to a group of three people, who couldn't believe what was happening even as it was happening. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
The ADL says violence in Israel and Palestine caused a rise in antisemitism. Critics, including CAIR, have said the statistics are misleading.
Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty ImagesIn May, violence between Israel and Palestine led to the deaths of 232 Palestinians and 12 Israelis. The ADL said the violence led to a surge in antisemitic incidents worldwide. As tensions in Israel and Palestine flared up in May, the Anti-Defamation League said the violence led to a spikes in antisemitic attacks in the US and abroad. Hamas, in retaliation, fired rockets into Israel, prompting Israel to launch airstrikes into Gaza. The ADL said it had received 193 reports, up from the 131 it reported the week prior, citing what it described as antisemitic incidents in the wake of the violence.
UPDATE 1-Locked-down Sydney warned worse may be ahead, COVID-19 cases at 2021 high
There were 50 new cases of community transmission in the country's most populous state, up from 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. This brings the outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant to 489 cases. There are 47 cases in hospital, or about one in 10 people infected in the current outbreak. Of those, 19 people are under the age of 55 and 16 people are in intensive care, including a teenager. No fully vaccinated people have required hospital care and 79% of those admitted have not had any doses, health authorities said.
California to require masks at schools, though CDC says they're not needed if vaccinated
California said that it will continue to require masks in school settings following updated CDC guidance that said vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks. Here's what parents and educators need to know:Can parents demand the right to have their children attend schools without masks? There are some children with disabilities who cannot manage masks or who cannot wear masks safely. All students, teachers and staff have been required to wear masks on campus even if they are vaccinated. The CDC does not deem any separation as needed among vaccinated children.
For the USWNT’s veteran core, Tokyo Olympics provide one last hurrah
Fittingly enough, they’ll be attempting to make history once again, as the only team to ever win a World Cup and an Olympics back-to-back. The average age for the 2019 World Cup squad was 28. As much as we’d love to see this group defy mother nature and continue on the roster indefinitely, the reality is it’s extremely unlikely that we’ll see all nine on the 2023 World Cup roster. Bill Connelly at ESPN looked at the USWNT’s average age weighted by percentage of minutes played and found that the World Cup weighted average age increased gradually from 23.1 in 1991 to 28.7 in 2019. The post For the USWNT’s veteran core, Tokyo Olympics provide one last hurrah appeared first on Just Women's Sports.
Where the Surfside condo once stood, debate begins over what comes next
Or should it be sold for hundreds of millions of dollars to raise money for victims and their kin? Officials said on Thursday that 64 remains have been recovered in one of the deadliest structure collapses in U.S. history. That could especially true in the Champlain tower collapse. Lipsky said American culture is among the most unhealthy when it comes to allowing disaster victims - or anyone - the time and space to grieve. For that reason, she urged community leaders to take as much burden off survivors and family members of victims as possible.
Mark Cavendish made to wait for 34th stage win as Nils Politt solos to victory in Tour de France
Mark Cavendish was made to wait for his chance to match Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 Tour de France stage wins as the breakaway had their day on Thursday. With the Mistral wind gusting, organisers delayed the start in anticipation of the high pace, and the attacks flew at the start. Politt’s victory will have cheered his Bora-Hansgrohe team after their three-time former world champion Peter Sagan was forced to withdraw from the race before the stage start with a knee injury. “It’s a dream to win a stage of the Tour de France,” Politt said. That would leave Cavendish needing to survive the Pyrenees before the next sprint opportunity comes on stage 19 to Libourne.
Newsom’s oil regulators deny new fracking permits, but industry is pushing back
Fracking involves injecting high-pressure water deep underground to extract oil or gas from rock. In April, Newsom directed the state’s Geologic Energy Management Division, or CalGEM, to develop a plan to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 after a measure to ban fracking died in the Legislature. Those decisions would make California the largest state to ban fracking and probably the first in the world to set a deadline for ending oil production. CalGEM has approved 100 new well-drilling permits and a dozen new fracking permits this year, according to state records cited by the Chronicle. AdvertisementNewsom should “instruct his agency to deny all new oil and gas permits immediately,” said a statement from Alexandra Nagy, California director for the nonprofit group Food and Water Watch.
Heat wave and Oregon wildfire lead Flex Alert to be extended to Saturday
The California Independent System Operator, which runs the electric grid for most of the state, has extended its Flex Alert another day as a heat wave and a wildfire in Oregon strain the state’s power supply. During the alert, residents are urged to set thermostats at 78 degrees or higher, turn off all unnecessary lights and avoid using major appliances. Temperatures of up to 110 degrees are expected in the Cuyama Valley and San Luis Obispo County mountains, according to the National Weather Service. A heat advisory is also in effect until 9 p.m. Monday in the Ventura County mountains and Los Angeles County mountains, excluding the Santa Monica range. On Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Reno reported lightning strikes along the east side of the complex, produced by a pyrocumulonimbus cloud.
Live updates: Dodgers lead Diamondbacks 1-0 in fourth inning
MRI test results bring relief to Dodgers and left-hander Clayton KershawDodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals on Saturday. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)A sagging Dodgers rotation got a shot in the arm on Friday when an MRI test confirmed that Clayton Kershaw has inflammation but no structural damage in his left elbow. Kershaw, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday, will resume playing catch on Saturday and is expected to be folded back into the rotation after the All-Star break. Kershaw, 33, last pitched last Saturday against the Washington Nationals, giving up three runs and three hits in four innings before a 1-hour, 44-minute rain delay ended his night. He felt discomfort in his elbow playing catch in Miami before going on the IL.
Trump calls for GOP pullout from Biden’s $1.2T mega-spending talks: ‘You’re just being played’
Former President Donald Trump called Friday night for Senate Republicans to withdraw from negotiations over President Biden’s $1.2 trillion spending proposal, warning that "RINO Republicans" were "just being played by the Radical Left Democrats." Trump warned in his message, which was distributed by email under the banner of Trump’s "Save America" organization. BIDEN TARGETS AIRLINES, INTERNET, HEARING AIDS, PHONE REPAIRS AND MORE IN NEW ORDER"Keep the Trump Administration tax cuts just as they are," Trump advised. The GOP members of the group included several who are often labeled "RINOs," or "Republicans in name only." Democrats speaking out against the bipartisan deal have included Ocasio-Cortez as well as U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state.
Matt Damon says his biggest career regret is turning down James Cameron's 'Avatar'
Sooner or later everyone in Hollywood learns that you never bet against James Cameron. In a recent interview at the 74th Cannes Film Festival — where the actor's latest film, Stillwater, had its world premiere — Damon disclosed his biggest career regret: turning down Cameron's offer to headline the 2009 blockbuster, Avatar. Matt Damon attends the "Stillwater" press conference during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)"I was offered a little movie called Avatar, James Cameron offered me 10 percent of it," Damon reportedly remarked during a Cannes masterclass. "When [Cameron] offered it to me, he goes, 'Now, listen.
Cole Irvin takes no-hitter into the sixth, but A’s lose to Rangers
The Oakland A’s lost 3-2 to the Texas Rangers on Friday night in Arlington. Cole Irvin took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but things escalated quickly after Eli White’s infield hit led to singles from Charlie Culberson — interrupted by Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit by a pitch — and Andy Ibanez, the latter scoring the Rangers’ first run and booting Irvin from the game without recording an out. In the fourth, Elvis Andrus singled, Matt Olson hit a double with a 115 exit velocity and Jed Lowrie drew a walk. Matt Chapman, who is riding a 24-game on-base streak, turned a single up the middle into a hustle double to start the sixth. Chapman was called out at second, but deemed safe on replay — Jed Lowrie made it pay with an RBI single.
J.D. Martinez leads hit parade, Red Sox return to home cooking in rout of Phillies
The Sox won their ninth straight game at Fenway with an 11-5 victory Friday night over the Phillies. Martinez drove in four runs, including a go-ahead three run home run in the second inning. Verdugo, Martinez and Rafael Devers all drew walks to load the bases with one out, and Verdugo scored on a Renfroe fielder’s choice. The Phillies jumped out to a 3-2 lead in the second behind three straight singles against Richards. Hernández didn’t field Didi Gregorius’s single to him in center field, allowing the Phillies shortstop to get to second on the bobble.
Police, family continue search for missing 24-year-old man who was last seen in Buckeye
Officials and family members have continued searching for a man who went missing after leaving work in Buckeye more than two weeks ago. According to a GoFundMe account set up by Robinson's family, Robinson was hired as a field geologist and moved to Phoenix after he graduated from college in 2019. Days immediately after Robinson went missing, officials thoroughly searched the area but were unable to find him. Detectives and family attempted to get phone and financial information but were unable to find anything that would help find Robinson. Buckeye police said they are not asking the public to search the desert area, but to be alert for Robinson if in the area.
Phoenix man in extremely critical condition after found floating in pool
A man was hospitalized in extremely critical conditional on Friday after being found floating in his pool, according to the Phoenix Fire Department. Fire crews performed advanced life support efforts before transporting the man to a local area hospital for further treatment, according to the fire department. Do not allow children to play in the pool area. Store all toys outside of the pool area. If you leave the pool area, take the child (children) with you.
'Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes' looks at story that helped propel the #MeToo movement
Ronan Farrow’s stories in the New Yorker chronicling systematic abuse by powerful men, especially Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, helped kick-start the #MeToo movement. Also that year he created a podcast, “The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow.”Now comes a documentary, “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes,” which is, as the title suggests, based on the podcast. In the film, as in the book and podcast, it’s not just tabloid journalism where catch and kill happens. Although it might not be the most elegantly told version, “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes” is also a reminder of why shining that light is essential. 'Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes'Episodes 1 and 2 debut on HBO on Monday, July 12.
Phoenix Mercury pull second straight upset, beating WNBA leading Seattle Storm
Playing with eight players at the start and only seven in the second half, the Phoenix Mercury still managed a second straight upset over a WNBA leader Friday night. The Mercury were without Diana Taurasi (hip) for a second straight game and lost her replacement in the starting lineup Sophie Cunningham for the second half due to concussion protocol for a hit in the face. The Mercury led 76-70 with 2:56 remaining. Peddy, playing in place of Cunningham in the second half, made one of two free throws at 1:41 for 80-73. Mercury lead at half despite poor 3-point shootingDespite 2-of-12 shooting from 3-point, the Mercury led 39-34 at halftime.
Las Vegas snaps heat record for date with 116 at McCarran
Las Vegas snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees at McCarran International Airport on Friday. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesA Southwest plane departs as heat is causing travel delays at McCarran International Airport on Friday, July 9 2021, in Las Vegas. “The (computer) models are showing about equal chances both days.”The all-time McCarran record has been reached four times, most recently on June 20, 2017. Even higher elevations around the valley won’t offer much if any relief from the oppressive heat smothering the Las Vegas region. Here's a look at the latest high temperature probabilities for reaching or exceeding the ALL-TIME record high for Las Vegas (117°).
Conor McGregor talks trash, throws kick at Dustin Poirier before UFC 264
He threw a kick at Poirier during their event-ending faceoff — when he was too far away to connect, of course. The weight cut is getting to him.”“He’s going out on a stretcher in this fight,” McGregor said finally. “You used to be a lot better than that, man,” Poirier said during a rare break in the barrage. Poirier laughed at the difference from the promotion for their second fight last January, when McGregor was disarmingly friendly and charming throughout. T-Mobile Arena hadn’t been built when the duo first met in 2014 and McGregor stopped Poirier in 106 seconds.
‘I knew we were going to be amazing’: Dallas Fuel attract new fans, loyal followers in live return
ARLINGTON -- Colin Corbett is a new Dallas Fuel follower, but he’s already recognizable. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)That was one of the few quiet moments in the Fuel’s first live event since February 2020. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer) 3 / 20Dallas Fuel fans cheer player Sp9rk1e at the completion of his live winning interview. Dallas Fuel defeated the Houston Outlaws in The Battle for Texas, 3-0. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)(Tom Fox / Staff Photographer)Find more esports coverage from The Dallas Morning News here.
Rangers’ come-from-behind win over Oakland highlighted by another quality start from Jordan Lyles
Now, Jordan Lyles rolls into the All-Star break as something of a workhorse. On Friday, coming off the highest pitch total compiled by a Rangers starter this year, Lyles bounced back with six innings in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Oakland. Lyles pitched six innings, giving him his fifth quality start in the last six outings. After holding the Rangers hitless for the first five innings, A’s starter Cole Irvin allowed an infield single to No. The Rangers loaded the bases again with no outs after Joey Gallo took a walk but failed to get another run home in the inning.
Missing man, 31, last seen in West Englewood
Police are asking the community for help finding a missing 31-year-old man who was last seen in West Englewood on the South Side. Michael Boykin was last seen Thursday in the area of the 5700 block of South Wood Street, Chicago police said. He is 5-foot-4, 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information was asked to call Area One SVU detectives at 312-747-8380.
Man fatally shot in Englewood
A man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side, Chicago police said. The 28-year-old was in the street around 1:16 p.m. in the 6600 Block of South Normal Avenue when a vehicle approached and the shooter stepped out and fired, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his back and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he later died, police said. His name hasn’t been released. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.
Philip Anschutz completes sale of minority stake in Lakers
LOS ANGELES — Philip Anschutz sold his 27% minority interest in the Los Angeles Lakers to Los Angeles Dodgers co-owners Mark Walter and Todd Boehly in a deal that closed Friday. “We remain strongly invested in the franchise’s long-term success,” Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG, said in a statement. “We are confident that with Jeanie (Buss) as the team’s controlling owner, the Lakers will continue to be the gold standard in the NBA. It includes both sides investing in upgrades and improvements to the downtown Los Angeles arena, which the Lakers will continue to call home through 2041. “The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful and admired franchises in sports history,” Walter said.
Chatfield’s Christian Foutch, Grandview’s Reese Chapman living out baseball dream at all-star weekend
?Todd Helton’s legendary baseball career captivated millions of Rockies fans through his 17 years in purple pinstripes. The greatest Rockies player of all-time that is, according to Reese Chapman and Christian Foutch. Fast forward to this weekend, and Chapman and Foutch found themselves playing in the same stadium where they watched Helton and other Rockies stars growing up. As two of 39 top high school prospects from the Class of 2022 selected to participate in the High School All-American Game Friday night, they may very well follow in his footsteps, too. “You don’t often get a chance to step out on an MLB field, especially at 17 years old,” said Foutch, a right-handed pitcher for Chatfield High School.
Former 'Undercover Boss' lists home west of Delray for almost $9 million
Steven M. Newman was the chief executive officer of Loehmann’s when he disguised himself and went undercover on the hit show in 2013. He took on four roles while undercover: lingerie specialist, assistant manager of e-commerce, visual merchandiser and personal shopper. Newman’s goal was to see firsthand if the new culture he had implemented throughout the company was working on the front lines. He currently holds the position of CEO at both Newman Investments and WePower Shop, a global e-commerce, retail and community shopping startup
Vatican: Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital
ROME — Pope Francis will follow in the footsteps of St. John Paul II and deliver his weekly Sunday blessing and greeting from the Rome hospital where he is recovering from intestinal surgery, the Vatican said Friday. It said his treatment and recovery at Gemelli Polyclinic were proceeding normally, with the pontiff walking, eating, working and celebrating Mass with hospital staff. Francis, 84, had half of his colon removed July 4 for what the Vatican said was a “severe” narrowing of his large intestine. During one stay in 1996, John Paul quipped that after so many visits, Gemelli had become the “Vatican No. The Polish pope, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died at the Vatican on April 2, 2005.
Morton sharp, Acuña restrained after HBP, Braves top Marlins
MIAMI - (AP) -- Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Ronald Acuña Jr. was restrained after being plunked by another Marlins pitcher and the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 5-0 Friday night. “That was awesome, that was really, really good,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said of Morton's outing. Everything was really crisp tonight.”In his previous start Sunday, Morton allowed four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings against Miami. I'm tired about it, tired of talking about it.”The Braves capitalized as Acuña advanced on Freeman's grounder and raced home on Albies' double. The Marlins were forced into a bullpen game after scheduled starter Zach Thompson fell ill and became a late scratch.
Dallas Keuchel pitches 7 strong innings while Tim Anderson contributes to 5 runs as the Chicago White Sox defeat the Baltimore Orioles 12-1
Anderson singled leading off the third, made a great decision to tag up and advance to second on a fly ball to center by Yoán Moncada and scored on a double by Brian Goodwin, tying the game at 1.
Hernández leads off with homer, Red Sox beat Phillies 11-5
BOSTON - (AP) -- When Red Sox manager Alex Cora made Kiké Hernández his leadoff hitter, he had one goal in mind: “Instant offense." “He's a tone-setter at the top of the lineup,” Red Sox starter Garrett Richards said. THESE BOOTSThe Red Sox had gone five straight games without an error, one short of their longest string of the season, before committing two in the second inning on Friday night. PITCHING INInfielder Ronald Torreyes pitched the eighth for Philadelphia, retiring the Red Sox in order on just five pitches -- all strikes. Red Sox: Catcher Kevin Plawecki (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and catcher Connor Wong was optioned to Triple-A Worcester.
Kepler 2-run triple, Maeda sharp, Twins top Tigers 4-2
MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) -- Max Kepler hit a two-run triple during a four-run sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins waited out another young Detroit starter, beating the Tigers 4-2 Friday night. Like left-hander Tarik Skubal a night earlier, Detroit rookie Matt Manning didn't allow a hit through the first four innings. Jorge Alcala (2-3) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief of a standout Kenta Maeda. Maeda was out after five scoreless innings and 84 pitches. Ober earned his first career win in his last start with five scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox.
Miley delivers on mound and at plate as Reds top Brewers 2-0
MILWAUKEE - (AP) -- Wade Miley pitched eight shutout innings and helped himself by doubling and scoring in the Cincinnati Reds' 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Miley (7-4) struck out four and allowed seven hits and three walks as the Reds snapped the Brewers' seven-game home winning streak. Miley left after allowing a leadoff double to Avisaíl García in the ninth on his 104th pitch. Heath Hembree took over from there and struck out Rowdy Tellez, Jace Peterson and Omar Narváez to earn his fifth save. This is the second of seven consecutive matchups between the Brewers and Reds.
Mets' Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homer during 10-run inning in rout of Pirates
Pete Alonso had a three-run home run and Francisco Lindor added a grand slam in the sixth as the Mets turned a nail-biter into a laugher. Lindor walked before Dom Smith grounded an RBI single to right to give the Mets a 3-2 lead and bring up Alonso. Alonso smoked the next pitch over the wall in right-center for his 16th home run and a 6-2 lead. Pirates manager Derek Shelton called on righthander Kyle Keller, who served up an opposite-field grand slam to Lindor on his second pitch to make it 12-2. The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the second when Walker hit .135-hitting catcher Michael Perez with a pitch with the bases loaded.
Rays bullpen dominates again in 7-1 win over Blue Jays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - (AP) -- Three Tampa Bay relievers combined on five more scoreless innings, Ji-Man Choi drove in three runs and the Rays won their fifth consecutive game, 7-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. “To hold that offense to no runs when they came in says a lot.”Five Rays relievers went seven hitless innings during a bullpen day in a 4-0 win over Cleveland in Game 2 of a doubleheader Wednesday. Choi was hit by a pitch around the left knee with the bases loaded in the fourth and made it 5-1 with a sixth-inning two-run single. Austin Meadows flared a two-out, two-run single to right in the third that put the Rays up 2-1. Rays: RHPs Chris Archer (forearm) and Oliver Drake (right flexor) are throwing live BP and could soon start rehab assignments.
Brittney Griner powers Mercury past Storm, 85-77
PHOENIX - (AP) -- Brittney Griner had 29 points and 15 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Seattle Storm 85-77 on Friday night. Skylar Diggins-Smith added 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting for the Mercury (9-9). They beat the top two teams in the WNBA standings in consecutive games with Diana Taurasi sidelined by a hip injury. Griner had 33 points Wednesday night in a 99-90 overtime win over the Las Vegas Aces. The Storm (15-5) missed a chance to clinch a spot in WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship.
Sheets homers, Keuchel strong as White Sox beat Orioles 12-1
BALTIMORE - (AP) -- Baltimore-area native Gavin Sheets homered in his first trip to Camden Yards as a major leaguer, and Chicago White Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 12-1 Friday night. “That home run was a really cool moment, not just for me but for my family,” Sheets said. Dallas Keuchel (7-3) scattered seven hits over seven innings, yielding one run to earn his first road victory since May 17. UP NEXTWhite Sox: RHP Lucas Giolito (6-6, 4.20 ERA) allowed one run and struck out a season-high 12 in seven innings on May 30 against Baltimore. Orioles: RHP Thomas Eshelman (0-1, 7.16), who has never faced the White Sox, has not completed five innings in any of his four starts this season.
Garcia's 2-run single pushes Rangers past Athletics 3-2
The only Rangers hitters to reach base in the first five innings against Irvin (6-8) were two hit batters in the fourth inning. White was the first of six straight Rangers batters to reach. The first four came against Irvin, ending with Andy Ibanez's RBI single to center to halt the shutout bid. Garcia greeted reliever Sergio Romo with his single giving Texas the lead. The A's made it 2-0 in the sixth on Jed Lowrie's RBI single to score Matt Chapman from second.
Motorist choking on marijuana is saved after Ohio trooper performs Heimlich maneuver
ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of cannabis when he was pulled over for speeding. Ohio State Police Sgt. Ray Santiago said the traffic stop occurred on July 3 in Portage County. Trooper Charles Hoskin conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle that was allegedly traveling at 94 mph in a 70-mph zone, WEWS-TV reported. Dash camera video posted to the Ohio State Police Twitter account shows Hoskin asking if the driver could breathe before helping him out of the car and performing the Heimlich.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the Brewers on Friday. It was the Wade Miley Show.
On Friday at American Family Field, the Reds beat the Brewers, 2-0. Standing at third base, Miley took a big lead and was ready to race home if the ball got by the catcher. Miley scored on a double by Reds left fielder Jesse Winker, and the Reds took a 2-0 lead. After allowing a double to start the inning, Miley received a standing ovation from some Brewers fans. Reds reliever Heath Hembree entered the game for Miley, and Hembree picked up his fourth save in the last week.
Cincinnati police children's camp: officers stretch campers to be better than they already are
The eight-week Kim Williams Children in Trauma (CITI) camp includes a weekend-long lock-in style portion of an eight-week program for youths ages 10-13. Trauma can be minor, as simple as a fear of hitting one's head, said Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Chantia Pearson. Everyone has some kind of trauma, Pearson said. Pearson pointed out to the group of children that camp is a place where they can learn from their mistakes. The camp is about getting students to buy into doing things the right way when they are not in front of officers, he said.
Twins bats wake up late in 4-2 victory over Tigers
Tigers rookie Matt Manning was mowing down Twins hitters, and Kenta Maeda was sitting Tigers hitters down at an equal pace. Batting in the seventh spot, Kepler singled off Manning in the fifth inning for the Twins’ first hit, and his two-run triple in the sixth broke the game open in Minnesota’s 4-2 victory in front of a season-high crowd of 21,725. Left-hander Ian Kroll came in to face Larnach and almost immediately balked Arraez to third and Donaldson to second. Alex Kirilloff drew a walk, and Jorge Polanco popped out to third to bring up Kepler for a left-on-left matchup with Krol. Grossman charged it but missed and by the time he retrieved the ball at the wall, Kepler was pulling into third base with a two-run triple and a 4-0 lead.
J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers hit homers as Red Sox bats come alive in thumping of Phillies
As the Red Sox fell in a disappointing series loss to the Angels this week, it wasn’t for a lack of chances. After a cross-country flight back to Boston for the final three games before the All-Star break, it might have been easy for the Red Sox to sleepwalk through this weekend’s series with the Phillies. They tagged Phillies starter Vince Velasquez for seven runs and erased two early deficits, using big home runs from J.D. Then, after the Red Sox took the lead, immediately surrendered it back in the second. The Red Sox rallied again in the second as Bobby Dalbec doubled and Alex Verdugo to put two on for J.D.
China orders takedown of 25 apps from ride service Didi
BEIJING (AP) — China's regulator ordered the removal from app stores of 25 apps owned by Didi Global Inc., the country's largest ride-hailing service, citing severe violations of rules against collecting personal data. The 25 additional apps include Didi Enterprises, as well as ones designed for Didi drivers. The move comes after Chinese authorities said earlier this week they would step up supervision of companies listed overseas. Under the new measures, regulation of data security and cross-border data flows, as well as the management of confidential data, will be improved. An investigation found “serious violations” in how Didi collected and used personal information, the internet regulator said earlier in the week.
The Latest: S. Korea hits third-straight high in virus cases
However, the vaccine remains under emergency use authorization by the federal government, the university noted in a statement Thursday. The university previously proposed a vaccine requirement, and a draft of the policy was posted to UNM’s website. ———NEW YORK — U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don’t need to wear masks inside school buildings. The nation’s top public health agency is not advising schools to require shots for teachers and vaccine-eligible kids. The biggest questions will be at middle schools where some students are eligible for shots and others aren’t.
Cars crossed median before crash that killed mother, 5 kids
PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery crash that killed a mother and her five children happened after she made a U-turn in an interstate median and a semi-trailer hit her vehicle from behind, authorities said Friday. Moffit had been traveling on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix ahead of a friend who was in another vehicle. That woman got a flat tire and called Moffit to say she was going to cross the median to get to a safer location to seek help. She told Moffit to follow her, according to court documents. Although there was enough space on the side of the interstate to pull off safely, the two vehicles crossed the median in a no U-turn zone, authorities said.
Heat, wind spur California fire; evacuation hits Nevada area
“We’re expecting more of the same the day after and the day after and the day after,” Cox said. The fire was one of several burning in the West, including several that destroyed dozens of California homes in recent days. The Salt Fire has burned 27 homes and 14 outbuildings north of Redding, which hit 100 degrees (37.7 Celsius) before 11 a.m. The Lava Fire destroyed 20 structures, including 13 homes, and damaged two structures. The Tennant Fire destroyed five buildings, including two homes.
Tucson police investigate fatal shooting on city's south side
Tucson police have identified a man who was fatally shot outside a Quik Mart on the south side Thursday night. According to a news release from the Tucson Police Department, officers arrived at about 9 p.m. at 6301 S. Park Ave. and found Carlos Valdez, 19, with gunshot wounds. Valdez was taken to Banner-University Medical Center, where he died. Police said Valdez was involved in a verbal fight in the parking lot with a group of people when shots were fired. Officials are asking those with information to call 88-CRIME.
Tyson Fury tests positive for COVID-19, fight with Deontay Wilder postponed
The trilogy fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas this month has been called off after Fury tested positive for COVID-19, the World Boxing Council (WBC) announced on Friday. WBC heavyweight champion Fury had signed a contract in May to fight American Wilder for a third time on July 24. Fury tested positive earlier this week. Fury, 32, had been set to face fellow Briton Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in August in a world heavyweight unification title fight, but an American arbitrator ordered Fury to fight Wilder again before Sept. 15. Fury first fought Wilder, who is now 35, in 2018 and took the WBC title from him in a rematch in February 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate - NHK
TOKYO – Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing.
‘We expect them to act’: Biden presses Putin on ransomware groups, hints at retaliation
Joe Biden has increased pressure on Vladimir Putin to move against ransomware groups operating from Russia, warning the United States is prepared to respond if cyberhacks are not stopped. The two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday, their first since they discussed ransomware attacks at a summit in Geneva on 16 June. Biden’s message to Putin in the call was direct, suggesting a growing impatience over attacks that have disrupted key US sectors. The United States has not indicated how it plans to respond to the attacks emanating from Russia, but Biden hinted at digital retaliation if Russian cooperation was not forthcoming. Moscow and Washington disagreed over whether the United States had formally sought Russian assistance to rein in ransomware attacks.
Haiti president's assassination: US and Colombia send troops, as more details of suspects emerge
The US and Colombia are sending troops to Haiti following the assassination of its president by a group of suspected mercenaries from the two nations. Colombia will also send its national intelligence directorate and intelligence director for the National Police to help Interpol with its investigations, President Ivan Dunque wrote on Twitter. Police in Haiti say Mr Moise was executed by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and two Haitian-American mercenaries. Pic: APSeventeen of them were captured and paraded in front of journalists at a news conference in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. Thousands of Haitians gathered outside the US embassy in Port-au-Prince on Friday amid rumours America would be granting people asylum.
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes near Rasht, Tajikistan - EMSC
– An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 struck 27 km (17 miles) east of Rasht in Tajikistan on Saturday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of 40 km and was also about 153 km south east of Khujand, Tajikistan, according to the EMSC.
Former Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy reveals her late mom 'introduced' her to anorexia at 11
Jennette McCurdy has opened up about her past battles with bulimia nervosa and anorexia, which she revealed began at the young age of 11. 'My mom was the person that introduced me to anorexia, actually,' the former actress recalled. After asking her mother how she could 'not develop boobs,' Jennette said Debra replied: 'Well, there's a thing called calorie restriction.' She did not say the word anorexia,' Jennette clarified. Her story: Jennette's eating disorder began at just 11-years-old, and was unintentionally encouraged by her mother, who also struggled with her own eating disorder growing up.
Can Reddit's silver 'apes' beat the market?
Since March he’s spent around $100 a week — half his spare cash — on silver coins. Blackrock said it added more than 100 million ounces of silver to its stockpile in three days. A 10-ounce silver bar and silver Krugerrand coins owned by Kerry Kraker, a member of the Wall Street Silver community on Reddit. This year, the consultancy expects funds to hoard 150 million ounces — the second highest level ever — and bar and coin buyers 253 million ounces. Of 39 analysts and traders polled by Reuters in April, only seven thought silver prices would average $30 or more in 2022.
Communist Party emerges from shadows during Hong Kong crackdown
China’s Communist Party has abandoned its tradition of working from the shadows in Hong Kong as authorities pursue a sweeping crackdown on critics and remold the financial hub in the mainland’s authoritarian image. “We don’t demand that they be in favor of China’s socialist system; we only ask them to love the motherland and Hong Kong,” he said. | AFP-JIJIWith 90 million members, the party is ubiquitous on the mainland but in Hong Kong it has been all but invisible. ‘Love the party’“Beijing has turned to direct governance over Hong Kong,” veteran journalist and political analyst Johnny Lau said. “You cannot say that you are patriotic but you do not love the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party or you do not respect it,” he said.
It's a ‘golden age’ for Chinese brands bolstered by tech crackdown
China’s intensifying crackdown on technology companies is proving to be a cautionary tale for investors in the nation’s startups, with one notable exception: consumer brands. Chinese brands are grabbing market share from global rivals in the world’s largest consumer market. “The next decade will be the golden age for the rise of Chinese brands,” said Frank Wei, co-head of Warburg Pincus China, which invested in Genki Forest, valued at $6 billion. Livestreaming platforms “are giving birth to a plethora of new Chinese brands,” said Zhao Ran, president of Qianxun (Hangzhou), which works with more than 20,000 of them. A slew of Chinese brands have gone under just as fast as they emerged.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, with over 120,000 ordered to evacuate
Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture. The Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures in Kyushu, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing. PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Marrying Millions star Bill Hutchinson hit with new sexual assault charges from two 16-year-olds
On the heels of a recent arrest following the alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl in Texas, Marry Millions star Bill Hutchinson is facing more allegations. More assault charges: Marrying Millions star Bill Hutchinson, 63, hit with more sexual assault charges from two 16-year-old girls in Orange County, following his arrest for incident with 17-year-old girl in Texas; pictured 2019Two 16-year-old girls claim that over the span of two Laguna Beach vacations with him in April, Hutchinson took advantage of them. 's office say Bill raped one of the girls while she was unconscious and committed four acts of sexual battery against her. Prior to the California charges Bill had also maintained his innocence. 'Anyone who knows me in this city knows that I am not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise,' he said, according to the Morning News.
Video: Subway commuters wear trash bags to wade through floodwaters
Video: Pack a life raft for your commute! New Yorkers resort to jet skis to get around after Tropical Storm Elsa unleashed torrential rains on the city forcing people to wade through rat-infested subway stations while AOC blamed 'fossil fuel execs'
Video: Ryan Serhant shows off his newly renovated townhome in Brooklyn
Video: Million Dollar Listing's Ryan Serhant gives grand tour of his newly renovated 8,000-square-foot townhome in Brooklyn... boasting SIX stories and an in-home elevatorRyan Serhant took to his YouTube channel to share the hard work he has put into his home over two years. The townhome in Brooklyn underwent a massive renovation boasting new floors, walls, and designs.
Video: Gary Barlow performs questionable rendition of 'Three Lions'
Video: 'He should make a public apology to the whole nation': Gary Barlow ruthlessly mocked by England fans over rendition of Three Lions ahead of Euro 2020 finalTake That singer Gary Barlow performs a questionable rendition of 'Three Lions' in anticipation of the Euro finals with many expressing dislike to his cover.
Video: Chloe snogs Toby under Kaz's furious stare
Video: Meet Love Island's BRAND NEW hunk Teddy Soares! Handsome financial consultant set to ruffle feathers in the villa... and he's keeping his cards close to his VERY pumped chestIn Love Island latest episode, Chloe snogged Toby, initially coupled up with beautiful Kaz, which clearly did not appreciate the action happening between her man and the blond bombshell.
Royal Navy drops sub-hunting buoys into Mediterranean to find Kremlin craft that tailed UK flagship
Britain's largest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was hunted by a Russian submarine in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, it has emerged. In response to the stalking of the Royal Navy vessel and her carrier strike group, two Merlin Mk2 helicopters were deployed to search for the Russian submarine. Her strike group includes two Type 45 destroyers, two Type 23 frigates and two support vessels. The Russian Navy is believed to have diesel-electric submarines in the Mediterranean, which is near their naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus. The route will also take the Queen Elizabeth close to China's only overseas naval base, located in Djibouti.
Man Repeller blogger Leandra Medine is SLAMMED after saying she thought she 'was poor growing up'
The 32-year-old is best known for her now-defunct style blog Man Repeller, which she founded as a college student. Medine stepped down from Man Repeller in June 2020 — two weeks after George Floyd's murders sparked worldwide protests against racism and police brutality. Man Repeller was rebranded as 'Repeller' in September, but a month later, she officially closed the company. 'I'm not surprised that people have had bad experiences at Man Repeller, but I don't think this is because I'm a racist. 'This leandra medine interview is a masterclass... I’m sweating from secondhand microaggressions and narcissism,' one person tweeted.
Mitt Romney sells his oceanfront La Jolla mansion for $23.5 million
Mitt Romney has sold his San Diego home for $23.5 million. The sale price makes it the fifth-most expensive home sale in San Diego County history and the third-most expensive for La Jolla. The main issue with the home was over public use of the adjoining beach which might have been impacted following construction of the larger house. 'Not all of the neighbors had issues with the Romneys' project,' La Jolla architect Anthony Ciani told the New York Post. Following the rebuild, Romney then hired a broker to find a seller in a deal that was completed off-market.
Bill Cosby considers suing Pennsylvania for hundreds of thousands for wrongful incarceration
Bill Cosby's spokesman has said he hopes to recoup damages for wrongful incarceration from the state of Pennsylvania, and accused attorneys for Cosby's accusers of having 'an ax to grind against black men.' 'We are looking at what recourse, what legal recourse we can take against the state of Pennsylvania,' Wyatt told The Domenick Nati Show in an interview on Friday. 'We already scored one spectacular win against Bill Cosby in our defamation litigation after another of his reps spoke recklessly,' she added. Instead, on the day of his release, Bill Cosby just wanted to be in his own home, on his own sofa and eating a slice of his favorite pizza. 'There was a group out of Atlanta on Sunday 4th of July threw a 'Welcome back Bill Cosby' party.
China antitrust regulator blocks Tencent gaming site merger
Plans for the merger of China's two largest video game live-streaming sites were initially announced by Tencent last OctoberAdvertising Read moreBeijing (AFP)China's financial regulator has blocked a merger of the nation's two largest video game live-streaming sites planned by tech giant Tencent over antitrust concerns, it said Saturday. "If Huya and Douyu merged, that would... further strengthen Tencent's dominant position in the video game live-streaming market," Beijing's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) said in an online statement. "This has the effect of eliminating or restricting competition, is not conducive to fair market competition ... and is not conducive to the healthy and sustainable development of the online gaming and video game livestreaming market." Plans for the deal were initially announced by Tencent last October, but SAMR said it would undertake an antitrust review into the merger in December. Both Huya and Douyu are listed in the US, with market caps of $3.57 billion and $1.77 billion respectively.
Diaz stunner downs Peru to give Colombia Copa 3rd place
Colombia's Luis Diaz celebrates after scoring against Peru in the Copa America third-place matchAdvertising Read moreBrasília (AFP)Luis Diaz scored a sensational winner with virtually the last kick of the match as Colombia beat Peru 3-2 in Brasilia on Friday to finish third in the Copa America. Colombia had the better start and piled on early pressure but Peru held firm despite the ball often pinging around in their box. Diaz had a chance for Colombia but fired straight at goalkeeper Pedro Gallese. Colombia were back level just four minutes after the break as Cuadrado fired a free-kick through a disintegrating wall and past Gallese at his near post. Colombia's tails were up and Cuadrado's cross picked out man-of-the-match Diaz whose acrobatic overhead kick was parried over by Gallese.
G20 ministers set to green light global tax reform
Advertising Read moreVenice (AFP)Finance ministers from the G20 richest nations are expected to give the green light Saturday to a historic deal to tax multinational companies more fairly. The framework for reform, including a minimum global corporation tax rate of 15 percent, was agreed upon by 131 countries earlier this month and could be in place by 2023. - 'On the way' -Final agreement on the minimum rate is not expected until the run-up to the G20 leaders' summit in Rome in October. It is one of two so-called pillars of global tax reform that have been under negotiation for years, and have been given new impetus under US President Joe Biden. The G20 ministers and central bank chiefs are also expected to call for more support for countries hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Pliskova stands between Barty and emulating Cawley's Wimbledon glory
Barty is attempting to win her first Wimbledon title on the 50th anniversary of fellow indigenous Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley's maiden crown. To do so she must overcome a world number one who produced her best performance yet of the fortnight in beating 2018 champion Angelique Kerber in the semi-finals. "I think Wimbledon for me has been an amazing place of learning. Despite being behind on head-to-head meetings, the fact that it is a first Wimbledon final for both women could be a leveller. "She has a Grand Slam, but also for her is the first Wimbledon final.
'Coming home to Rome': England's Italians eye Euro victory
"It's coming home to Rome," Lambiase told AFP, predicting that his national team would beat England in the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship final at Wembley on Sunday. "It's always been a mystery to us what 'It's Coming Home' means," he added, referring to the popular anthem written by comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner that England fans sing at games. "This is the first time they've played in a (Euro) final, and we've won four world cups," he added. Hoping for a modest 1-0 win for Italy, he said that whatever happens, football was "definitely coming home to Bedford". Following England's defeat to Italy in Euro 2012, four people were arrested after England fans attacked a cavalcade of cars celebrating the Italian victory.
Family of slain Cambodia activist Kem Ley mark five year anniversary
Kem Ley, a popular analyst and critic who dabbled in grassroots politics, was shot at point-blank range at a gas station cafe in Phnom Penh in 2016. Bou Rachna was five months pregnant at the time of the killing and named her fifth son, Kem Ley Vireakboth, after her late husband. Kem Ley junior is now five-years-old and has shown signs of autism. - 'Scapegoat' -Kem Ley was a vocal critic of Cambodian politicians of all stripes but he was particularly scathing about the corruption that blights the country. "It also sends the message that killing human rights defenders for their activism in Cambodia is tolerated," Cambodian Center for Human Rights Chak Sopheap said.
Stewart Rhodes, founder of right-wing Oath Keepers militia, spotted at CPAC
DALLAS — Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of right-wing militia group the Oath Keepers, was spotted by a Salon reporter Friday evening strolling the halls of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas. As of this week, 16 Oath Keepers have been charged for their involvement in the storming of the Capitol building. When asked why he was in attendance at the conservative conference, Rhodes quickly became enraged and yelled, "f**k off." A female associate, identified as Marcia Strickler on her CPAC pass, also came within inches of this reporter, yelling various obscenities. CPAC security also approved Rhodes for an official pass, which was photographed by Salon Friday before the encounter.
Schumer Puts Indirect Pressure on Justice Breyer to Retire in Letter to Dems
Breyer is one of only three liberal members remaining on the nation’s highest Court. Schumer did not mention Breyer by name in his comments, but it’s widely assumed that he was referring to the justice, who is 82 years old and the oldest member of the liberal bloc of justices. He has time to do so, and his waiting for a few weeks after the Supreme Court term ends isn’t without precedent, as Anthony Kennedy, who retired in 2018, did so in late July of that year. MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan excoriated Breyer late last week, after the justice hadn’t announced his retirement at the end of the Court’s term. “Stephen Breyer didn’t retire yesterday,” Hasan wrote on Twitter.
Taliban claims to control 85 per cent of Afghanistan after seizing key border crossings
The Taliban claimed Friday to be in control of 85 per cent of Afghanistan after seizing key border crossings with Iran and Turkmenistan, part of a sweeping offensive launched as US troops pull out of the war-torn nation. US exitHours earlier, Mr Biden said the US military mission would end on 31 August - nearly 20 years after it began - having "achieved" its goals. "The status quo is not an option," Mr Biden said of staying in the country. Mr Biden said the Afghan people alone should determine their future, but he acknowledged the uncertainty about what that would look like. US exit 'positive step', Taliban saysThe Taliban, for their part, welcomed Mr Biden's statement.
UK at loggerheads with EU again over £41bn Brexit ‘divorce bill’
The government has rejected claims it owes the European Union £41bn for a Brexit “divorce bill”, even as it emerged the first payments have been made. British officials say the EU figure excludes money owed to the UK. European officials expect to send €1.8bn to the UK, representing the British share of fines on rule-breaking companies, collected by the EU competition authority. British officials also highlight the uncertainty of the Brexit bill, which includes liabilities that may never come due, for example countries defaulting on EU loans. The argument continues despite the financial settlement agreed as part of the Brexit divorce deal between the EU and Boris Johnson in October 2019.
5 arrested in Honduras for brutal mob slaying of Italian
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Five residents of a town in Honduras were arrested Friday for the brutal mob slaying of an Italian man. Edgardo Barahona, a spokesman for the Public Safety Department, said more possible suspects were being sought in the killing of the Italian. Residents claimed the Italian man had killed another resident of the town of Yusguare. “People were angry the Italian was not immediately arrested ... but we cannot carry out an arrest without a warrant,” Barahona said. That was what unleashed this whole problem.”Yusguare is near the city of Choluteca, close to the border with neighboring Nicaragua.
Myanmar coup leader says Russia to supply two million COVID shots
Myanmar reported 4,320 cases on Friday, a record for a second successive day, and 63 deaths, as anti-coup protests continue. “I told them that I want two million and they will give,” he said in remarks carried by army-owned Myawaddy television. Myanmar reported 4,320 cases on Friday, a record for a second successive day, and 63 deaths. Min Aung Hlaing said last month that he was seeking seven million doses of Russian vaccines. Min Aung Hlaing said Myanmar was eager to make its own COVID-19 vaccines and Russia wanted to cooperate and send a delegation to inspect its production plant during this month.
Imams in Canada express solidarity with Indigenous people
On Friday, Anwer was one of 75 Imams across Canada who offered condolences and expressed solidarity with Indigenous people following the discoveries of unmarked graves, now totalling more than 1,000, at forced-assimilation institutions known as residential schools. The Canadian Council of Imams and Justice For All Canada led the coordinated effort to raise awareness. The purpose of the institutions was to kill Indigenous culture to make land and resources available to settlers. Friday afternoon, Taha Ghayyur, executive director of Justice For All Canada, delivered a sermon at a mosque in Mississauga, Ontario. He said Uighur people in Canada told him they were “reliving” experiences of mass detention camps in Xinjiang as they learned about residential “schools” in Canada.
Haiti asks UN, US to send troops after president’s assassination
Letter from prime minister’s office pleads for help ‘to restablish security and public order in the whole territory’ amid political chaos. Haiti has requested that the United Nations and the United States send troops to help secure key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise plunged the country into political turmoil, according to several reports. The 15-member UN Security Council would need to authorise a deployment of UN peacekeepers or police to Haiti. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by a commando unit of 26 Colombian and 2 Haitian-American mercenaries. “The assassination … has provoked a political and institutional vacuum at the highest level of state,” said Haitian opposition politician Andre Michel.
Heavy rain hits southern Japan, over 120,000 ordered to evacuate - NHK
TOKYO, July 10 (Reuters) - Japan issued evacuation requests to more than 120,000 residents in some southern prefectures due to heavy rain on Saturday, NHK reported, just days after deadly landslides struck the seaside city of Atami southwest of Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its highest rain alerts in three prefectures on Kyushu island, prompting some local governments to order residents to evacuate. A week ago heavy rains lashed the resort city of Atami, triggering landslides that have killed at least nine people and left 20 missing. read moreReporting by Makiko Yamazaki; Editing by Tom HogueOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
NASA awards contract to Northrop Grumman to build Gateway module
WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded a contract worth $935 million to Northrop Grumman to build and integrate the first habitation module for the lunar Gateway. NASA announced July 9 it finalized a contract with Northrop Grumman to build the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) module for the Gateway. “By leveraging our active Cygnus production line, Northrop Grumman can uniquely provide an affordable and reliable HALO module in the time frame needed to support NASA’s Artemis program,” said Steve Krein, vice president of civil and commercial satellites at Northrop Grumman, in a company statement. The fixed-firm-price contract covers assembly of HALO as well as integrating it with another Gateway module, the Maxar-built Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). NASA has been engaged with Northrop Grumman on HALO for nearly two years under a series of contracts worth more than $1.1 billion.
Disingenuous defenses of critical race theory
In reality, they would usher in the concrete tyrannies of critical race theory, which explicitly seeks to subvert the principles of individual rights and equal protection under the law. With state prohibitions on critical race theory indoctrination, schools have clear guidance about their curricula and families have immediate recourse. Is it possible that these writers simply aren’t aware of the illiberal nature of critical race theory? If critical race theory is “racial poison,” why allow it to seize control of our schools? The war against critical race theory is a war worth fighting — and, more importantly, a war worth winning.
Illinois first state to mandate Asian American history be taught in public schools
Illinois is set to become the first state to mandate the teaching of Asian American history to public school students. JB Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act into law Friday, amid the nationwide rise of hate crimes against the community since the coronavirus pandemic. “With the recent rise in acts of violence and bigotry against the Asian American community, teaching students about rich culture and important contributions of the Asian American community throughout history will help combat false stereotypes,” a Friday statement from the Democrat’s office read. A lack of knowledge is the root cause of discrimination and the best weapon against ignorance is education,” State Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz said. Getty ImagesNearly 3,800 hate crimes against Asian Americans were reported nationwide during the first 12 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Stop AAPI Hate Reporting Center.
Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner addresses Russell Wilson trade drama
Earlier in the offseason, the NFL was shocked when a disgruntled Russell Wilson was rumored to want out of Seattle. The 32-year-old stayed put, and now, according to teammate Bobby Wagner, the drama is “all water under the bridge.”“I think, honestly, it’s part of how the league works. If you lose and don’t go to the big game, they always try to figure out what went wrong, what happened,” Wagner told USA TODAY Sports Friday. Bobby Wagner and Russell Wilson AP (2)Wilson was also angered by Seattle’s playoff performance in last year’s postseason. However, despite the turmoil, Wilson stayed with Seattle.
Report: Kansas City Chiefs' Frank Clark charged with felony possession of an assault weapon
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was charged Friday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office with felony possession of an assault weapon stemming from a March incident, a spokesperson for the office told The Kansas City Star. The arraignment for Clark — who could face up to three years in prison if convicted — is set for July 14, the L.A. County District Attorney's office spokesperson told the Star. Clark, 28, was also arrested in Los Angeles in June for allegedly possessing a concealed firearm in a vehicle. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end is entering his third season with the Chiefs and helped Kansas City to victory in Super Bowl 54 following the 2019 season. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Seattle Seahawks, who drafted him in the second round in 2015.
Capitol fencing starts to come down six months after Jan. 6 attack
Cunningham started a petition against the fence as soon as she heard of the proposal for making it permanent by the Capitol Police’s acting chief, Yogananda D. Pittman, at the end of January. Garnering over 34,000 signatures from across the region and country, Cunningham said she heard from other neighbors who wanted to work together to find better security solutions, which led to the creation of their community-based group, Don’t Fence the Capitol.
Death toll in Surfside condo collapse soars to 79, with 61 still missing
The death toll in the Surfside, Fla. condo collapse rose to 79 Friday, with 61 people still unaccounted for 16 days after the catastrophe. The magnitude of this tragedy is growing each and every day,” Levine Cava said at an evening press conference. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. A makeshift memorial is seen near the site of the collapsed Champlain Towers South. There are still over 60 people missing after the Surfside collapse.
Eric Swalwell posed shirtless during pricey paid-for Qatar trip
Instagram photos published by Business Insider showed Swalwell and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) happily posing shirtless while riding camels along the Persian Gulf. On April 1, the US-Qatar Business Council tweeted a photo of the masked members greeting the country’s monarch, Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. InstagramThe paid-for congressional work trip, long a sore spot among good-government types, is making a comeback as the coronavirus pandemic winds down. Details of the trip and who accompanied them must be filed with their respective ethics committees and made publicly available. The trip was reportedly paid for by the US-Qatar Business Council.
Florida state legislature diverted 40% of condo owner association fees into general fund since 2008: report
Since 2008, the state has diverted $65 million of the $167 million that has been taxed, nearly 40%, into the general fund, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal. "For years, we've said please don't sweep that fund," Travis Moore, a lobbyist that represents Florida condo owners associations through the Community Associations Institutes, told the local newspaper. A 2018 report by Morabito Consultants said that improperly laid waterproofing was preventing water from running off under the building's pool deck. "The failed waterproofing is causing major structural damage to the concrete structural slab below these areas," the report said. Rescue teams are still working in 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day to find the 61 victims who are unaccounted for.
Death Valley soars to 130 degrees, matching Earth’s highest temperature in at least 90 years
The sweltering heat in Death Valley comes on the heels of its hottest June on record. And it was just three summers ago that it posted the hottest July ever recorded on the planet for the second year in a row. During that month, it hit at least 120 degrees on 21 days.
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 bln video games merger
REUTERS/Tingshu WangHONG KONG, July 10 (Reuters) - China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings Ltd's (0700.HK) plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya (HUYA.N) and DouYu , on antitrust grounds. The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
Insurrectionists saying prayer during siege shows links to White evangelicals researcher says
The Jan. 6 insurrection was fueled by the merged beliefs of White evangelicals, White supremacists, and extremists historian Robert P. Jones, author of ‘White Too Long,’ tells Joy Reid.
Gymnast Aly Raisman reunited with dog that went missing over holiday
Gymnast Aly Raisman on Friday was reunited with her dog Mylo, who went went missing over the Fourth of July weekend. On Friday, two people helped reunite Raisman and Mylo. Raisman didn't explain how the pair helped track down her dog, but she had previously warned her followers not to shout his name or chase him. "He is terrified, and the folks at Missing Dogs Mass advised that we don’t have anyone yelling his name or running around looking for him. Dogs can hear about four times better than humans and are known to startle during fireworks displays.
California wildfire grows explosively, prompts evacuations
The Beckwourth Complex Fire on federal land near the town of Beckwourth prompted evacuations, a closure of part of the Plumas National Forest and presented serious danger for area campgrounds, National Forest Service officials said. Firefighters battle the Sugar Fire, part of the Beckwourth Complex Fire, burning in Plumas National Forest, Calif., July 8, 2021. The National Weather Service reported lightning strikes on the east flank of the blaze. Noah Berger / APThe warning signifies "dangerously hot conditions" and temperatures at near 100 degrees, the weather service said. The Beckwourth Complex Fire appeared to be the most serious of several brush fires burning in California Friday.
‘You’re gonna die tonight’: Shocking new Jan. 6 bodycam video released by DOJ
Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection bodycam video newly released by the Department of Justice shows a police officer under attack by a mob. Plus, Rep. Madeleine Dean joins Joy Reid on the latest developments regarding the select committee probe.
Song of the summer? Rapper Juvenile encourages Americans to get vaccinated in new hit
Black Americans are getting vaccinated at lower rates than their white counterparts, so iconic rapper Juvenile decided to do something about it. He just remixed his '90s hit "Back That Thang Up" into a pro-vaccination anthem some are already dubbing "the song of the summer." Juvenile joins MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson to discuss his viral song "Vax That Thang Up" and his new company Made By Juvie.
Father's girlfriend charged with capital murder in death of 5-year-old found at Texas hotel
A Houston woman accused in the death of her boyfriend's 5-year-old son has been charged with capital murder, more than a month after she was allegedly found in a Jasper motel room with the child's body, officials said. Theresa Balboa, 29, was arrested in early June and had been charged with tampering with evidence. via KPRCBalboa has been charged with capital murder in "the atrocious death," the Harris County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Balboa allegedly claimed that Olson's mother showed up with someone representing to be a police officer and demanded custody of the boy. The man who allegedly drove Balboa to the motel room, Dylan Walker, was also charged in Jasper County with tampering with evidence, NBC affiliate KPRC reported.
How HBCUs are changing the way America thinks about education
While conservatives work to ban critical race theory from schools, Howard University has just hired two award-winning journalists known for their writings about race and the impact of slavery on the country: Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates. MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson is joined by Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick to discuss the GOP's efforts to quash the honest teaching of U.S. history in schools and the recent high profile hires.
Ivanka eyed in probe? New heat on Trump kids after CFO indicted
Now that the Trump Organization and its CFO have been indicted, New York prosecutors are turning their attention to Ivanka Trump. According to a Daily Beast report, seven Trump Organization companies knowingly paid a "portion" of bonuses illegally, including a company where Ivanka held an executive role. MSNBC's Dr. Jason Johnson is joined by former New York Assistant Attorney General Tristan Snell and the Daily Beast reporter who broke the story, Roger Sollenberger.
In Europe, as Elsewhere, Value Is What You Get
Value is what you get” (“Europe’s Economy Is Rebounding. As pointed out in the article, there hasn’t been a lot of price appreciation, so investors might want to consider taking a small tax hit and saving 42 basis points a year by investing in the ETFs mentioned in this article: the iShares Core MSCI Europe and the Vanguard FTSE Europe. On the other (shall I say heavy) hand, we have the Chinese Communist Party and its often unpredictable control tactics. And let’s not forget that investing in China supports the heavily government-controlled economy and essentially throws ESG into the dumpster. To be considered for publication, correspondence must bear the writer’s name, address, and phone number.
Why Otis Worldwide Shares Should Elevate
Some of the reports’ issuers have provided, or hope to provide, investment-banking or other services to the companies being analyzed. With the Chinese market stabilizing and Otis’ capital expenditures rising to levels more in line with peers’, its relative underperformance will decline. CSX CSX-NasdaqBuy Price $32.98 on July 8by BenchmarkWe reiterate our Buy rating and $36 price target. We now have CSX valued at 20.4 times 2022 estimated EPS, versus its peer average of 22.3 times. Our price target is $240.
Texas teenager shot in apparent road rage incident on life support
A 17-year-old boy is on life support after he was shot in an apparent road rage incident while on his way home from a baseball game, according to police. 10-YEAR-OLD WHO PLAYED DEAD SURVIVES AFTER PARENTS AND SISTER WERE SHOT AND KILLED IN HOUSTON“He didn’t deserve to get shot,” the boy's father, Paul Castro, told KHOU. There are no words to convey the deep pain our family feels.”Police said on Wednesday the boy died from his injuries but later tweeted a correction, saying the teenager was on life support. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER"Please join us in praying for this young man and his family," Houston police said alongside an apology to the boy's family for the mistake. Washington Examiner VideosTags: News, Houston, Texas, Police, Transportation, shootings, CrimeOriginal Author: Jeremy BeamanOriginal Location: Texas teenager shot in apparent road rage incident on life support
Amid drought, thousands of acres of farmland in south central Idaho have water once again
“That intangible thing called ‘The Idaho Way,’” Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke told me in his office Thursday afternoon. If the groundwater users kept pumping, there would be nothing left for the surface water users. So the Idaho Department of Water Resources ordered the groundwater users to shut off their wells. In exchange, the surface water users, in a deal facilitated by Bedke, were able to piece together enough water from other sources to make everyone whole. The Idaho Department of Water Resources, which ordered the water shutoff on July 1, approved the deal.
A Michigan man will serve 5 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes charges for hitting a Black teen with a bike lock
Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty ImagesA Michigan man faces five years in prison after he pleaded guilty for hate crime charges. Lee Mouat, 43, admitted to confronting a group of Black teens at a public beach last June. Court documents said Mouat struck one of the teens in the face wtih a bike lock, knocking out his teeth. A Michigan man was sentenced to five years in prison for a federal hate crime after he attacked a Black teenager, the Department of Justice announced Friday. Lee Mouat, 43, admitted to confronting a group of Black teenagers at the parking lot of a public beach in Monroe, Michigan, last year.
South Dakota AG Claims His Crash Victim Wanted to Die
Andrew Harrer/GettySIOUX FALLS, South Dakota—South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is claiming the man he ran over and killed—allegedly while scrolling through his phone on highway at night—wanted to die. South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg Pleads Not Guilty as Family of Victim Blasts ProcessVictor Nemec gave Boever a ride after Boever’s pickup drove off Highway 14 a few hours before the fatal crash, and said he showed no sign of drinking. According to the new court filing, he had sought assistance for mental issues, and was using Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety medicine. Investigators who interviewed Ravnsborg noted that Boever’s face came through the windshield and his glasses were found inside the car. South Dakota AG May Have Been Reading Right-Wing Biden Conspiracies While Killing Man With His CarIn his filing, Ravsnborg suggests a different crash scenario.
A lawyer for a Capitol riot attendee who agreed to take a plea deal argued that a lenient sentence for his client would 'heal the nation'
Paul Hodgkins. A Capitol riot attendee who pleaded guilty to obstruction is asking the court for no prison time. A defense attorney for Paul Hodgkins filed a wide-ranging sentencing memo on Thursday. Prosecutors say Paul Hodgkins, 38, took a selfie inside the Capitol during the insurrection that eventually led the FBI to his door. Story continuesHis sentencing later this month will be only the second case of a Capitol riot attendee being sentenced.
Teen shot in the head in road rage attack in Houston on life support in critical condition
A teenager was shot in the head during a road rage attack after an Astros game in Houston, Texas. (Paul Castro / KHOU 11)A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head during a road rage attack after a baseball game in Houston, Texas. Instead, the world took him too early, in a senseless and meaningless way.”“He didn’t deserve to get shot,” Mr Castro added. But there’s far too much road rage that’s occurring and we’re only going to stop it when people start turning these people in,” he added. Story continuesRead MoreJudge: No bail for man accused of road rage murder of boyOff-duty police officer resigns after video emerges of him pulling gun in road rage incidentMaserati driver captured shooting woman after she ‘cut him off’ in Washington DC road rage attack
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapse
ReutersThe confirmed death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium tower rose to 64 on Thursday after crews recovered the remains of 10 more people from the concrete and steel ruins of the building. A total of 76 people remain missing and feared dead in the mountain of rubble, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava told a news conference, one day after local officials said no hope remained of finding survivors. "It was moving today to hear from a representative of the Miami Dade Fire Department, who said that they will not stop until they've gotten to the bottom of the pile and recovered every victim," Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told an afternoon news conference.
S. Africa's Jacob Zuma turns himself in to police
Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself in to police for contempt of court, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday, ending a weeklong legal drama over a court order for his arrest. Police had been ordered to arrest Zuma if he did not turn himself in by the end of Wednesday. The Constitutional Court sentenced Zuma to 15 months in jail last week after he refused to comply with a corruption inquiry back in February. But in the end, Zuma decided to go quietly, a remarkable turn of events for a revered veteran of the African National Congress liberation movement. Zuma had previously been jailed by South Africa's white minority rulers for his part in the anti-apartheid movement.
South Africa's jailed ex-leader Zuma loses bid to overturn arrest
The Constitutional Court last week ordered Zuma jailed for refusing to give evidence at an inquiry into corruption during his nine years in office from 2009. Zuma has separately challenged his sentence, partly on the grounds of his alleged frail health and risk of catching COVID-19. Story continuesAs a member of the ANC when it was a liberation movement, Zuma was jailed by South Africa's white minority government. Magashule is aligned with Zuma's ANC faction, which has been the most potent internal force opposing the president. Zuma also faces a corruption case relating to a $2 billion arms deal in 1999 when he was deputy president.
Group from Florida arrested, charged in Jan. 6 attack on Capitol
WASHINGTON — Five people from Florida have been charged with attacking police officers and other offenses during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol building, according to documents released by the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday. Perkins, Doolin and Pollock made their initial court appearance in the Middle District of Florida on the day of their arrest. More: Feds have arrested 535 in Jan. 6 Capitol assault, but still hunting violent rioters six months laterFive people died during or soon after the riot. Doolin, armed with zip-tie handcuffs and a riot-control chemical canister, is the only defendant not accused of assaulting officers, according to the report. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Five people from Florida arrested, charged in Jan. 6 attack on Capitol
Ben Simmons quietly buys a Hidden Hills farmhouse for $17.5 million
Sixers star Ben Simmons plays basketball in Philadelphia, but he recently picked up a West Coast outpost, quietly dropping $17.5 million on a brand-new farmhouse in Hidden Hills, The Times has confirmed. The Australian point guard joins a crop of NBA stars who’ve flocked to the gated community outside L.A. including Paul George, Tyson Chandler and Dwyane Wade, who paid $17.9 million for a 17,000-square-foot mansion in Hidden Hills last year. Simmons’ place clocks in at 12,000 square feet and joins the trend of all-black farmhouses with a dramatic exterior of charcoal-colored brick along with glass and rustic wood. Simmons, 24, spent a year at LSU before being drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2016. He won NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018 and was named an all-star in the three seasons since.
South Africa's Jacob Zuma: From freedom fighter to president to jail
ZumaJacob Zuma has achieved political ignominy as the first former president of South Africa to be sent to prison. His son, Edward Zuma, had warned that there would be "blood on the floor" if he was arrested, but in the end there was none. Edward Zuma, the eldest son of the ex-president, is known for his fiery rhetoricZuma was once a celebrated political figure. Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla was controversially upgraded with government moneyWhere the truth lies is yet to be established but it is a tribute to South Africa's 27-year-democracy that a former freedom fighter and president has been imprisoned for trying to evade accountability over his time in office. With Zuma fighting legal battles on various fronts, the big question is: Will he ultimately win and walk free, or will he gain even more notoriety as South Africa's most high-profile prisoner?
China Watchdog Rejects Tencent-Led Game Streaming Deal
The deal wasn’t approved because it would strengthen Tencent’s dominance in China’s game streaming market, giving it an anti-competitive edge, the State Administration for Market Regulation said in a statement on Saturday. Huya and DouYu together have more than 80% of the market based on active users, they said. Tencent will abide by the regulators’ decision and comply with all regulatory requirements, the company said in a statement Saturday. The case marks the first rejection by the SAMR on mergers and investment deals by China’s internet companies. (Updates with Tencent statement in third paragraph.)
Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 billion video games merger
The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. SAMR said Huya and DouYu's combined market share in the video game live streaming industry would be over 70% and their merger would strengthen Tencent's dominance in this market, given Tencent already has over 40% market share in the online games operations segment. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
Brooks Brothers Owner Eyes $13 Trillion Market With Planned IPO
Though he started Authentic Brands Group Inc. with lesser-known consumer names, he spent much of the last decade vacuuming up ailing but widely recognized brands like Barneys New York, Sports Illustrated and Brooks Brothers. “There is $13 trillion of branded commerce in our sights,” Salter wrote to prospective investors in a regulatory filing. Authentic’s filing lists only a placeholder amount of $100 million, but Bloomberg has reported that the IPO could value the company around $10 billion. Net income grew fourfold to $225 million last year from $56 million in 2016, while revenue jumped to $489 million from $165 million. Authentic is also working on a loyalty program which would encompass all of its brands and a monthly subscription, according to the prospectus.
UPDATE 2-Chinese antitrust regulator blocks Tencent's $5.3 bln video games merger
(Adds Tencent comment, context)HONG KONG, July 10 (Reuters) - China's market regulator on Saturday said it would block Tencent Holdings Ltd's plan to merge the country's top two videogame streaming sites, Huya and DouYu, on antitrust grounds. The State Administration Of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the decision was made after reviewing additional concessions proposed by Tencent for the merger. 2, respectively, as China's most popular video game streaming sites, where users flock to watch e-sports tournaments and follow professional gamers. Earlier this year, the anti-monopoly regulator placed a record $2.75 billion fine on e-commerce giant Alibaba for engaging in anti-competitive behavior. Huya and DouYu did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the SAMR decision.
Coronavirus Today: Tokyo Olympics without the fanfare
When the unstoppable force is the coronavirus, and the immovable object is the Tokyo Olympics, the answer is that history will be made. But a lot will depend on the coronavirus — particularly the highly transmissible Delta variant. The pandemic taught Kambhampati to stand up for herself. Your questions answeredToday’s question comes from readers who want to know: How well do COVID-19 vaccines work against the Delta variant? The pandemic in picturesA ferret named Archie gets a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Oakland Zoo.
Former UCLA spirit squad director sues school saying she was wrongfully terminated
The former longtime director of UCLA’s spirit squad has sued the school’s Title IX office, alleging it botched an investigation that led to her termination after spirit squad members attended a Las Vegas burlesque show with a prominent athletics booster. The spirit squad members who wanted to see the show arrived late and were seated in the front row. UCLA’s Title IX office retained an independent investigative firm to evaluate claims Robbins had been responsible for sexually harassing spirit squad members. Robbins was also forbidden from attending receptions or events where spirit squad members might appear through the same time period or initiating contact with spirit squad members while they were enrolled at UCLA. Beck later stated Vehling’s termination should be upheld based on her “misconduct and failure to maintain appropriate work performance standards” after allowing the spirit squad members to attend the burlesque show.
Donald Trump Reportedly Fed Up With 'Annoying' Kimberly Guilfoyle
Donald Trump has had it with his oldest son’s “annoying” girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Politico reported Friday. He reportedly called Guilfoyle to thank her for that wild speech and compared her to Eva Perón, the controversial former first lady of Argentina. But now he’s upset that Donald Trump Jr.’s significant other is backing a candidate the former president has no intention of endorsing, according to Politico. He doesn’t appear to be a favorite of the Republican Party or Donald Trump. “Why the f**k is she working for him?” Trump reportedly asked.
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Correction: Incorrect source cited for controversial song, video
In a story published online July 9, 2021, a controversial song and video created by the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus was reported to have been commissioned by a Bay Area orchestra. The information has been retracted. The Bay Area News Group corrects all significant errors that are brought to the attention of editors. If you believe we have made such an error, please contact us with the error and correct information at corrections@bayareanewsgroup.com
San Jose: Kid hospitalized with ‘life threatening injuries’ in car crash, police say
SAN JOSE — A child was hospitalized with life threatening injuries after being struck by a vehicle while crossing the street Friday afternoon, police say. The crash happened between 5 and 5:45 p.m. Friday, near the intersection of Camden Avenue and Kooser Road. The driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities, according to a San Jose police news release. Authorities say they will provide updates on the victim’s condition later Friday evening. It was not immediately known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
5 tips to make life easier in ‘Monster Hunter Stories 2’
“Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin” is an enormous game and it will take players at least dozens of hours to finish. Here are some of the most important things I learned playing “Monster Hunter Stories 2”:1. Name your hatched Monsties with their stats — One of the hardest parts of “Monster Hunter Stories 2” is keeping track of all the creatures that you find. Remember to keep a stockpile of paintballs on hand each time you venture out in the world — Paintballs in “Monster Hunter Stories 2” function differently from the main games. More details to check for success during battles — Combat in “Monster Hunter Stories 2” can be overwhelming at first.
Three former Transit Police officers charged with pay fraud
Berg, Adamson, and Morris repeatedly left early or didn’t show up for shifts they were paid to work, according to the statement. Three former MBTA Transit Police officers are accused of receiving a total of more than $14,000 in overtime and regular pay they didn’t earn, authorities said Friday. During that year, Berg missed all or part of 39 more overtime shifts he claimed to have worked, according to the statement. Morris missed as much as seven and a half hours of 16 overtime shifts and was paid more than $4,300 for time he didn’t work, according to the statement. Adamson was paid $1,228 for hours he didn’t work, prosecutors said.
New England news in brief
She described the man as wearing a white T-shirt, white shorts, and dark sneakers and guessed that he was between 18 and 25 years old, police said. Another woman was shot in Roxbury on July 4 by a man who fled on a bike, police said. Teens vandalize Columbus statuteTwo teenagers are being charged with vandalism and malicious damage to property after they allegedly vandalized a Christopher Columbus statue. City officials have moved to install more security measures after an attempt to vandalize the Columbus statue in 2020. A Columbus statue in Providence was defaced with red paint in 2019, and later placed in storage to avoid additional vandalism.
Biden administration to end arrest and detention of most pregnant migrant women
Morales-Alfaro was one of several dozen women who miscarried after being placed in immigration detention centers under a Trump-era policy that critics said was aimed at deterring undocumented pregnant women from coming to the U.S. But under a new Biden administration policy, ICE will for the most part no longer arrest and detain pregnant women, postpartum women and women who are nursing. The policy also calls for pregnant women currently being held in immigration detention to be released while they await the outcome of asylum or immigration cases. "This policy change will have a direct impact on saving lives" because federal immigration detention centers are not equipped to provide care to pregnant women, said Joy Bertrand, a Phoenix lawyer. She called the Biden administration's policy change advising against detaining pregnant women a good step, "but it does not undo the damage that has already been done."
Mercado360 Art Talk: Latina Fashion Pop-Up
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Collin County officials release video of jailers restraining Marvin Scott III before his death
The Collin County Sheriff’s Office has released video of jailers restraining Marvin Scott III before the 26-year-old’s death earlier this year. Some jailers occasionally leave or enter the room; there are generally between four and six in the room with Scott. A little more than 16 minutes into the video, Scott attempts to sit up and is pushed back down. About 26 minutes into the video, one medical official stops applying pressure to Scott’s chest and raises both arms in the air. More medical officials come into the room, and about a dozen people are in the room 30 minutes into the video.
See award-winning architect Max Levy’s respect for the trees in this Greenway Parks home he designed
Award-winning Dallas architect Max Levy designed this Greenway Parks home with nature in mind. The home at 5543 Drane Drive in Dallas is 6,577 square feet with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and one half-bathroom. 1 / 11Take a look at the home at 5543 Drane Drive in Dallas. (Douglas Newby) 10 / 11Take a look at the home at 5543 Drane Drive in Dallas. (Douglas Newby) 11 / 11Take a look at the home at 5543 Drane Drive in Dallas.
1 dead in highway rollover crash northeast of Las Vegas
One person was killed after a highway crash near Moapa on Friday afternoon. Nevada Highway Patrol (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeOne person was killed after a highway crash near Moapa on Friday afternoon. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that at 4:47 p.m. troopers rushed to the scene of a crash near U.S. Highway 93 and mile marker 57, according to traffic logs maintained by the agency. In a tweet, the Highway Patrol said the driver was ejected in a single-vehicle rollover crash and had died. Moapa is about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Bulls guard Zach LaVine is chasing the gold standard of greatness
The way guard Zach LaVine sees it, the contract extension talks are “going to play out the right way … we should be in talks soon and we’ll see what happens.’’The more pressing matter for LaVine? Capturing Olympic gold as a first-time member of Team USA as they prepare to take down the rest of the hoops world in Tokyo next month. It’s a team sport, however, and that’s where LaVine has come up very dry since being selected 13th overall in the 2014 draft. Team USA can help change that. Those are the skills and things we are looking for from him.’’Zach LaVine – Team USA stopper?
White Sox rout Orioles, take a closer look at catcher Seby Zavala
Perhaps Collins will after the All-Star break that follows this weekend’s s series against the struggling Orioles. But at least for now, manager Tony La Russa wants to get recent Triple-A Charlotte callup Seby Zavala accustomed to each of the Sox starting pitchers. “Very impressive,” La Russa said of the way Zavala, who caught seven innings of one-run ball from Dallas Keuchel in the White Sox’ 12-1 rout of the Orioles Friday, has handled pitchers. “He needs the exposure,” La Russa said of Zavala. I think he’ll be good for us.”The Sox bats got riled up to the tune of nine runs against Orioles starter Jose Lopez (2-12) and four relievers.
Oakland A’s meet with local leaders, plan 4th trip to Las Vegas
Following the two-day trip to the Las Vegas Valley, Kaval said it shows that Las Vegas is a real option and not just a power play to force Oakland city officials’ hand on a proposed waterfront ballpark there. “We’re just getting so much positive feedback in Southern Nevada and Las Vegas from all the key constituents and stakeholders,” Kaval said. Currently owned by hotelier Phil Ruffin, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds is a spot the team is also keeping an eye on. The groups also discussed Boring’s ultimate plan to extend the system into the Resort Corridor and downtown Las Vegas, linking resorts, Allegiant Stadium and possibly McCarran International Airport. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman confirmed the city didn’t meet with the A’s this time around.
Morton sharp, Acuña restrained after HBP, Braves top Marlins
MIAMI - (AP) -- Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Ronald Acuña Jr. was restrained after being plunked by another Marlins pitcher and the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 5-0 Friday night. A frustrated Acuña stared and walked toward Bender before he was restrained by Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro. Marlins pitchers have hit Acuña seven times since the three-time All-Star's rookie season in 2018, including with the first pitch of Atlanta's first at-bat of their game July 2. That hit-by-pitch resulted in the ejection of Miami starter Pablo López. Freeman gave Atlanta a quick lead with his solo homer against Miami starter Anthony Bass in the first.
Bradley HR in 9th, Indians overcome bad baserunning, beat KC
James Karinchak (6-2) got his second win in two nights, steering around a leadoff double in the ninth. Jorge Soler homered for the Royals, who have dropped 14 of 17 to fall a season-worst 16 games under .500. Taylor made things worse by throwing behind Johnson, who took second when the ball got past first baseman Carlos Santana. Amed Rosario hit a grounder to Royals shortstop Nicky Lopez, who trapped Johnson in a rundown between home and third. UP NEXTIndians RHP Cal Quantrill (0-2) will start Saturday against Royals RHP Mike Minor (6-7), who is 3-0 with a 1.26 ERA in nine appearances against Cleveland.
Morton pours salt on wounds of Marlins’ inept offense, leading Braves’ two-hit shutout
Shawn Morimando relieved Bass and held Atlanta scoreless the next five innings. Recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville on Friday, Morimando had one previous relief appearance with Miami this season, when he entered the ninth to close a 9-2 lead against Philadelphia May 24 but allowed four runs and four hits and lasted 2/3 of an inning.
Fifty years later, Reggie Jackson's HR in All-Star Game still stands out
44 of the Yankees – hit a home run off the light tower at Detroit’s Tiger Stadium in the All-Star Game. The 1971 All-Star Game was a home run derby within the game. Aaron’s was his first in an All-Star Game; he only had two overall even though he appeared in 24 Midsummer Classics. Clemente’s homer came in his last All-Star Game at-bat. The players of that time – unlike the players of our time – really cared about who won the All-Star Game.
MN man who did time for pipe bombs now wanted in homicide case
Northwestern Minnesota law enforcement agencies are searching for a man recently released from prison after a pipe bomb conviction in connection with a homicide on Friday. Authorities are searching for Erik James Reinbold, 44, in connection to a homicide in rural Pennington County, Minn. The sheriff’s office urged people not to approach Reinbold as he may be armed. According to court documents, Reinbold argued that his medical issues and the need to return to help take care of his family warranted a reduction in his sentence. Reinbold systematically set about creating five pipe bombs with unnerving attention to detail and destructive capability.
Officials release ethnicities, ZIP codes of Oregon heat wave victims
Seventy-two of the 83 confirmed hyperthermia victims were white, according to data from the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office. Four of the heat victims were Hispanic, and two were Black. Fifty-two of the heat victims were male, and 31 were female. Multnomah County, Oregon’s most populous, accounts for 54 confirmed hyperthermia deaths, or 65% of all confirmed heat deaths in the state. The state on Friday also updated the number of confirmed and suspected heat wave victims to 115 — one fewer than was announced Wednesday.
Oregon affordable housing provider to stock up on AC units after 3 residents die amid heat wave
Oregon’s largest affordable housing provider said it will stock up on portable air-conditioning units for use during future emergencies after three residents died amid the state’s historic heat wave. But the agency, Home Forward, will not provide air-conditioning units to all residents or equip apartment buildings with central air conditioning. Home Forward, which operates 72 buildings in Portland and Gresham, said it had a small supply of air-conditioning units on hand when the heat wave hit. Buonocore said Home Forward will begin to stock up on more air-conditioning units to be used in emergency situations. Residents of Home Forward buildings are allowed to use their own air-conditioning units, according to an agency spokesperson.
Is rookie CJ Elleby the next Gary Trent Jr.?: Trail Blazers season review, look ahead
2020-2021 contributions: Elleby appeared in 30 games this season playing 6.4 minutes per contest and averaging 2.3 points on 37.9% shooting. Trent improved greatly his second season and emerged as an impact player in the NBA bubble. This season, Trent played well enough to net Norman Powell in a trade with Toronto that also included sending Rodney Hood to the Raptors. Trent received his big break in his second season partly because of numerous injuries on the roster. Still, it’s possible that at some point, just like with Trent, Elleby could force his way into the rotation within a few seasons.
Why do some people in Cincinnati call green peppers 'mangoes'?
It's such a thing that grocery stores have before advertised "green mango peppers" to appease both parties, the Indianapolis Star reported in 2017. Why do some people from Cincinnati call green peppers 'mangoes'? The Dictionary of American Regional English says Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana all use the name mango for green peppers. Mangoes weren’t available in England so they used substitutes such as green peppers. By way of English cookbooks printed in America, the recipe for stuffed mangoes using peppers spread across America," the Indianapolis Star wrote.
Today in History, July 10, 1985: Coca-Cola brought back original formula after New Coke
On this date:1893Court Street in Bellefontaine, Ohio, became the first concrete paved street in America. 1979Conductor Arthur Fiedler, who had led the Boston Pops orchestra for a half-century, died in Brookline, Mass., at age 84. 1985The Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior was sunk with explosives in Auckland, New Zealand, by French intelligence agents; one activist was killed. 1985Bowing to pressure from irate customers, the Coca-Cola Co. said it would resume selling old-formula Coke, while continuing to sell New Coke. 1991Boris N. Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.
Former Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Crowley died in 2011, but through family he's 'still improving lives'
When former Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Crowley attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in West End, he'd quietly help children at the church's school who needed clothes or school supplies. When Crowley died of cancer in 2011 at age 73, his nieces started the charity Mr. Crowley's Kids in his honor to continue help to families associated with the church. As the 10-year anniversary of Crowley's passing approached this year, Crowley's grandson, Brennan Crowley, set out to reinvigorate the charity. "I always used to say my grandpa knew a million people," said Brennan Crowley, 23, of East Walnut Hills. “David Crowley’s legacy of service was an inspiration to so many and his commitment to those in need was unwavering,” said Councilman Chris Seelbach, a former staffer in David Crowley's vice mayor office.
Columbus police throwing summer block parties as part of mission to connect with community
The moment symbolized the connections that Columbus police bicycle officers in the city's Safe Streets program were hoping to achieve in their first summer block party Friday evening outside the new Linden Community Center. Jeremy's mother, Tela Rics, appreciated that the police division and its Linden bike team were throwing a party for the neighborhood. Placing bicycle officers on the streets of Linden to connect directly with neighbors and serve as problem-solvers was the goal of the Safe Streets program when it was launched in summer 2017. Officer Kevin Davis, a 10-year veteran of the force, has been a part of the Safe Streets team in Linden since it began. Three more summer block parties will be held by the Columbus police Safe Streets program this month at Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community centers:July 16, noon to 3 p.m., Barack Community Center, 580 E. Woodrow Ave.July 23, noon to 3 p.m., Far East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer DriveJuly 30, 4 to 7 p.m., Glenwood Community Center, 1888 Fairmont Ave.jfutty@dispatch.com@johnfutty
Thunder: Five things to know about NBA Draft prospect Davion Mitchell
Davion Mitchell, a smooth shooter and shut-down defender, might be the most pro-ready prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft. “You play for Baylor bra?” Lillard tweeted at Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell in March. It’s easy to see why “Are Donovan and Davion Mitchell related?” is a top Google search. Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who turns 23 on Monday, is only two months older than Mitchell, and Gilgeous-Alexander is set to enter his fourth NBA season. Like Dort, Mitchell can play either guard spot, but neither would be the primary playmaker next to Gilgeous-Alexander.
July 9 recap: Tucson news you may have missed today
Amy Silverman is honored for her "fantastic work highlighting issues within the state for those with disabilities," which she reported for the Star and for the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.
U.S. swimmers say decision to ban fans in Tokyo will not have impact on performance
U.S. swimming stars Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel vowed Thursday that the decision to bar spectators at the Tokyo Games over COVID-19 concerns won’t affect them during competition. Ledecky noted that when the 2020 Games were postponed for a year as the pandemic raged, it wasn’t clear if they would ever, in fact, be held. The Tokyo Games will be the first to take place largely behind closed doors. “I fully trust Team USA, the staff, that they’re going to take care of us, that we’re going to be safe. “It’s something that our athletes have been comfortable with.”Ledecky said the presence of the world’s best swimmers would be more than enough motivation.
US records hottest June ever with heatwaves across the country – and another one is coming for the West
THE Western US is preparing for blistering, dangerous heat next week as the heat wave continues that set record high temperatures and left at least 500 dead. Last month earned the title of the hottest June on record, with eight states recording new highs of well over 100 degrees. In Hanford, California, the NWS sent out strong warnings of "heat related illnesses" after predictions showed temperatures could hit 110 degrees in the area. The Hanford, California NWS announced: "Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses. Portland broke its heat record by a full 9 degrees, reaching a staggering 116 degrees Fahrenheit.
Lobos on Lobos: Before it gets competitive, it’s been congenial
ADVERTISEMENTSkip................................................................Thursday night, short on players, Mason stepped in to play a few games at Bosque School in advance of Sunday night’s main event. Luckily for Mason, and for those eager Lobo fans planning to attend Sunday’s game, many more former Lobo players made their return to Albuquerque on Friday – some flying in, some driving in. “Fully loaded,” Mason added Friday evening, knowing a good 20 Lobos or so are available. Sunday’s all-star game, which starts at 6 p.m. (doors at the Pit open at 4:30 p.m.) pits two teams of former Lobos against each other. TICKETS: Mason and some of the former Lobo players hopped this past week from gym to gym around the metro area handing out around 500 free tickets to youth basketball players.
Haiti asks U.S. and U.N. to send troops as fears of instability grow
Haiti has asked Washington and the U.N. to send troops to help it secure its ports, airport and other strategic sites after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a government minister said Friday. In the wake of the slaying “we thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.N. we made this request,” elections minister Mathias Pierre said. President Ivan Duque has told Haitian officials Bogota will collaborate in the investigation. READ MORE Assassination of Haitian president plunges nation deeper into chaos
Novak Djokovic expecting great battle with Matteo Berrettini in Wimbledon final
Novak Djokovic said he expects a “great battle” against Italian powerhouse Matteo Berrettini in Sunday’s Wimbledon final when victory will earn the Serb a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. The 34-year-old maintained his imperious progress as he fought off Canadian Denis Shapovalov in three tight sets on Friday to move into his 30th Grand Slam final. “Anything is possible in the finals,” the defending champion Djokovic, who has won five of his previous six Wimbledon finals including in 2018 and 2019, told reporters. Italy’s Matteo Berrettini celebrates his win against Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz on Friday at Wimbledon. I imagined myself being in a position to fight for another Grand Slam trophy prior to coming to London.
The Nanny's Fran Drescher, 63, and onscreen mother Renee Taylor, 88, look youthful as they reunite
It has been 22-years since Renée Taylor last played Fran Drescher's mother, Sylvia Fine, on the hit sitcom The Nanny, which ran for six seasons from 1993-1999. 'Everyone's enjoying watching The Nanny on HBO Max,' the now 63-year-old Drescher asked Taylor in the clip. 'Do you realize that there are people watching it now that weren't even alive when we were shooting it?' 'Cut,' Drescher said as her beaming smile quickly faded to a frown when she turned to face the camera. She went on to see more success on television with leading roles in Living With Fran (2005-2006) and Happily Divorced (2011-2013).
Japanese foreign minister considering visit to Iran in August
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is planning to visit Iran to build ties with its new government led by a conservative hard-liner, diplomatic sources said Friday. It is the first time in eight years that a conservative hard-liner has won the presidency, fueling concern about a flare-up of tensions between Iran and the United States. Iran’s current foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, under the outgoing government of moderate Hassan Rouhani, is also likely to be replaced by a conservative hard-liner, according to the sources. It would be the first visit to Iran by a senior Japanese government figure since June 2019 trips by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono. He is also likely to visit Jordan, Iraq and Qatar.
Bear attack: rangers shoot killer grizzly in night vision ambush
After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials said. About 15 minutes later the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. About 4.15am the sheriff’s office received a 911 call after two people in a tent near the victim’s were awakened by sounds of the attack, Roselles said. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens. “Based on the size of the bear, the colour of the bear and the nature of the chicken coop raids, we’re confident we’ve got the offending bear,” Lemon said.
Too Hot To Handle's Francesca Farago shares a passionate kiss with Jesse Sullivan in West Hollywood
Too Hot To Handle's Francesca Farago put on a very affectionate display with Jesse Sullivan after enjoying dinner at Olivetta in West Hollywood. Months after her tumultuous split with ex-girlfriend Demi Sims, the 27-year-old reality star was seen sharing a passionate kiss with Sullivan, 31, as they waited for the valet to bring their car. While packing on the PDA, the Canada-based Instagram influencer was seen rocking a cropped black tank and matching high-waisted jeans. Prior to their relationship, Francesca dated Too Hot To Handle co-star Harry Jowsey, who broke off their engagement after one year together. Messy split: In April, Farago split with Sims after their four-month romance, which was documented on the British reality series TOWIE
North Korea rejected AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine over side effects, think tank claims
North Korea has rejected planned shipments of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine that were being organized under the global COVAX distribution plan due to concerns over side effects, a South Korean think tank said Friday. COVAX has said it would provide nearly 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s shots to North Korea. The first batch had been expected in late May but was delayed amid protracted consultations, South Korea said last month. North Korea has not reported any COVID-19 cases, a position questioned by South Korean and U.S. officials. Lee added that North Korean authorities had become concerned about the AstraZeneca vaccine after reports of rare but serious blood-clotting events among some people who received it.
North Korea's Kim lost as much as 20 kg, South Korean spies say
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lost up to 20 kg (44 pounds) but has no major health issues affecting his rule, according to a South Korean lawmaker briefed by a spy agency. The 37-year-old North Korean leader was out of the public eye for much of May, and when he reappeared in a June video showing him chairing a government meeting, he looked much slimmer. South Korean spies told lawmakers in November that Kim weighed about 140 kilograms, but they didn’t provide an estimate in this briefing. North Korea has been building up its nuclear-weapons capabilities under Kim, allowing it to become bigger and better able to strike South Korea, Japan and the U.S. mainland. The North Korean leader later said the country was facing a “great crisis” over a quarantine breach, though no details were provided at the time.
Biden taps L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti as U.S. ambassador to India
President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, an ambitious star in his Democratic Party, to be ambassador to India, with which the United States has an increasingly close relationship. Biden has stepped up the “Quad” partnership of the United States, India, Japan and Australia — four democracies that largely share common cause on China’s rising military and economic might. India has been facing major challenges from COVID-19 and air pollution — two issues that Garcetti has tackled in Los Angeles. Garcetti in December said he turned down an unspecified job in the Biden administration so he could focus on defeating COVID-19 in Los Angeles. If Garcetti leaves, the City Council can either appoint an interim mayor or call a special election.
Anne Hathaway and America Ferrera are seen on the set of their Apple TV series WeCrashed in New York
She is portraying a player in a highly publicized financial scandal soon to be aired on Apple TV+And Anne Hathaway and her costar America Ferrera were seen on the New York City set of the upcoming miniseries WeCrashed. Hathaway, 38, looked stylishly casual in a white T-shirt and black blazer, along with hip-hugging boot cut denim jeans. Working on a Friday: Anne Hathaway looked stylishly casual on Friday, when she was seen alongside America Ferrera on the New York set of upcoming Apple TV+ miniseries WeCrashedHer shirt featured black graffiti-like writing along the bottom. Anne wore her long brown hair down, parted at the side with her bangs swept to the side of her face. On her feet, the Oscar winner donned black leather boots.
Henry Cavill returns as Geralt and prepares for battle in The Witcher season 2 trailer
Fresh off the news that The Witcher will make it's much-anticipated return in December, Netflix dropped the first trailer for season two on Friday. 'When I say run, you run. And when I say hide, you hide,' he tells her during their training. Training: 'When I say run, you run. And when I say hide, you hide,' Geralt tells CiriCharacters like Phillipa, Lambert, and Vesemir will appear in the second season along with new monsters like the Leshy, according to IGN.
Below Deck Med's Hannah Ferrier blasts 'moron' Kelly Dodd over Covid
Former Below Deck Mediterranean star Hannah Ferrier has slammed Real Housewives of Orange County alum Kelly Dodd. After Kelly admitted that she and husband Rick Leventhal caught COVID-19 at a packed New Year's Eve party over the holidays, Hannah branded the 45-year-old a 'f**king moron'. 'If you went to a NYE party with 30+ people then you gave yourself covid you f**king moron,' Hannah, 34, wrote according to Reality Blurb. Kelly posted the video on Instagram on Tuesday after receiving a legal letter from the Dubrow family's attorney. Ironically, Dubrow was invited back to the Bravo reality show after taking four seasons off following season 11.
Pregnant Cardi B jazzes up casual airport ensemble by wearing flowers in her hair
And Cardi B hid her burgeoning bump under a casually cozy ensemble while emerging from JFK Airport in her hometown of New York this Friday. The 28-year-rap star added a bit of showbiz flair to her toned-down outfit by wearing an elaborate flower arrangement tangled into her hair. Cardi, who is the proud owner of more than 20 Hermes Birkin bags, carried two purses as she headed out of the airport. Just last month Cardi showstoppingly went public with her pregnancy during a performance at the BET Music Awards. Wow: Just last month Cardi showstoppingly went public with her pregnancy during a performance at the BET Music Awards
Elizabeth Olsen cools off with an iced coffee with her newlywed husband Robbie Arnett in Hollywood
Elizabeth Olsen was seen out with her newlywed husband Robbie Arnett in Los Angeles, California on Friday. Elizabeth recently made public her surprise wedding to Robbie, which took place last year. On Friday: Elizabeth Olsen was seen with her newlywed husband Robbie Arnett while on a walk through the Hollywood Hills in Los AngelesOlsen's blouse was bunched up at the sleeves, and she paired it with jogging shorts featuring black piping. She explained that she was doing the interview from her bathroom due to construction noises and sweetly called her 'husband' Robbie a 'f**king cutie'. Talking about her 'husband': Elizabeth recently made public her surprise wedding to Robbie, which took place last yearElizabeth, meanwhile, recently wrapped her most recent reprisal of character Wanda Maximoff, a.k.a.
Kim Kardashian rocks the same skimpy bikini as model half-sister Kendall Jenner
And it seems as if Kim Kardashian, 40, took a page out of her model half-sister Kendall Jenner's book when it came to landing on the perfect summer bikini. On Friday the SKIMS founder was seen modeling a skimpy purple bikini from I.AM.GIA, which Kendall, 25, had actually worn in a different shade back in April. Kim Kardashian (left) slips into the SAME bikini donned my model half-sister Kendall Jenner (right in April) in latest Instagram snapsKim opted to flaunt her curves in a purple version of the high rise bikini in several Friday posts from mom Kris Jenner's Palm Springs abode. Kim opted to flaunt her curves in a purple version of the high rise bikini in several Friday postsPerfect for tanning! The itty bitty bikini made by I.AM.GIA was the perfect ensemble for a very hot pool day'Good Morning (sun emoji) Palm Springs (palm tree emoji),' Kim captioned the photos.
New South Wales records 50 new Covid cases on Saturday
New South Wales recorded 50 new coronavirus cases on Saturday after three-consecutive days of record numbers as the premier warned 'things are going to get worse before they get better'. Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the new cases in a press conference in Sydney after introducing further restrictions on the current stay-at-home-orders on Friday. 'When you know that there are 26 cases infectious in the community, the only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better.' Professor McLaws said it was concerning to see over half of the new Covid cases detected not having isolated. Hours earlier, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian had announced the state recorded 44 new cases, marking the worst day of the current virus outbreak.
Covid passports 'WILL be compulsory in pubs, clubs and restaurants' to prevent fourth wave
AdvertisementBritons will need Covid certificates to enter pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs under plans to stop a fourth wave of the virus in the autumn. And Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today urged people not to ignore the NHS Covid app if they are 'pinged' and advised to self-isolate. The NHS Covid app issued more than 350,000 pings last week, which was the most since the Government began publishing data at the start of February. Boris Johnson today pleaded with Britons not to delete the NHS Covid app saying it was still needed to battle the virus. Meanwhile, Mr Shapps today also urged people not to ignore the NHS Covid app if they are 'pinged' and advised to self-isolate.
Cat found ALIVE in rubble of Miami condo collapse is returned to its family
A cat found alive alive in the rubble of the Miami condo collapse has been returned to its family - offering a glimmer of good news in the tragedy. The pet named Binx lived on the ninth floor of Champlain Towers South building in Miami's Surfside neighborhood. A former Champlain Towers South resident visited The Kitty Campus on Friday and confirmed that the feline belonged to her family, Vlasek said. The pet survivor belongs to the Gonzalez family. A rescue worker walks on the mound of remains from the collapsed 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building on Friday in Surfside, Florida.
Britney Spears' co-conservator Jodi Montgomery asks judge to approve $221,090 fees for unpaid work
Britney Spears' co-conservator Jodi Montgomery HAS reportedly asked a judge to approve fees of more than $221,090. But in her request, she also asked the judge to compel Jamie to grant her $50,000-a-month to pay for 24/7 security. 'Mr Spears is aware of the increasing number of threatening communications, social media posts directed to various individuals involved in the Conservatorship, apparently including Ms Montgomery now. In documents filed on Wednesday afternoon, her attorney said: 'After 13 years of court-appointed counsel, Ms Spears wants to select her own counsel. 'In addition to her very public comments, Ms Spears has told Ms. Montgomery privately that she wants to select her own counsel and has asked Ms. Montgomery, as her Conservator of the person, to help her in the selection process.
CPAC attendee hands out seven-point plan to install Donald Trump in the White House
Someone at the Conservative Political Action Conference is handing out cards touting a 'seven-point plan' to return Donald Trump to the presidency 'within days'. In short, the plan calls for exposing the Democrats for monstrous crimes, electing Trump as House speaker, and impeaching and removing President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The plan includes a link to a website that elaborates on the proposal, describing the seven 'dominoes' that must fall to reinstall Trump in the White House. plan to restore Donald J. Trump in days, not years,” which involves installing Trump as speaker and ousting Biden & Harris. Though the Constitution does not explicitly state that the House speaker must be a member of Congress, such a move would face intense legal challenges.
North Dakota sues Biden administration for $80M for 'unlawfully canceling oil and gas leasing'
North Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for $80 million after federal agencies 'unlawfully canceled oil and gas leasing' auctions in the state. The state's Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota Western Division. North Dakota is the second-biggest crude oil producing U.S. state, with the bulk of its tax revenues produced by oil and gas activity. In 2016, the Bismarck Tribune reported that Stenehjem's unsuccessful campaign for governor of North Dakota collected at least $50,000 in donations from oil companies' political action committees and oil executives. The news also came after a gas pipeline burst in the Gulf of Mexico and caused a huge fire in the water.
Haiti requests US, UN troops to secure infrastructure as fears of instability mount
Police on the lookout for others suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moise outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on July 9, 2021. Haiti has asked Washington and the UN to send troops to help it secure its ports, airport and other strategic sites after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a government minister said Friday. In the wake of the slaying “we thought that the mercenaries could destroy some infrastructure to create chaos in the country. During a conversation with the US Secretary of State and the UN we made this request,” elections minister Mathias Pierre told AFP. President Ivan Duque has told Haitian officials Bogota will collaborate in the investigation.
England and Italy counting down to Euro 2020 final
Advertising Read moreLondon (AFP)England and Italy are holding their collective breath as the clock counts down to Sunday's Euro 2020 final showdown which will be watched by around 65,000 fans at Wembley and millions more on television. - Previous meetings -England have never beaten Italy at a major tournament, although meetings between the nations have been few and far between. The Azzurri have lit up Euro 2020 ever since beating Turkey 3-0 in the opening game a month ago. Italy had the backing of around 11,000 UK-based fans at the semi-final and their supporters will once again be there for the final. Sunday's game will be their 10th major tournament final.
Spanish govt in rib-eye rumble as minister attacks meat industry
The comments sparked a beef with others from across the political spectrum, including fellow ministers in the left-wing government headed by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The national meat industry association says it accounts for almost 28 billion euros ($33 billion) of revenue or 2.3 percent of Spanish GDP, making it the country's fourth-largest industry. - 'Irresponsible and unworthy' -Garzon's comments were "irresponsible and unworthy of a Spanish minister," a group of six meat industry associations said in an open letter, accusing him of "stigmatising" the sector. "Many studies show that meat consumption among the Spanish population is two to five times the recommended amount," one section of the 700-page document reads. In 2020 alone, Spaniards' average meat consumption increased more than 10 percent compared with the previous year, an annual agriculture ministry report published last month showed.
India's poor can't afford to beat the heat
Sri Ganganagar, in the desert state of Rajasthan near the Pakistan border, is regularly India's hottest place and temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit) are nothing out of the ordinary. - Getting hotter -India's average temperature rose around 0.7 Celsius between the beginning of the 20th century and 2018. Back in Sri Ganganagar, the locals keep cool drinking plastic cups of sugarcane juice with mint leaves and lemon, sold by Mathura Choudhary for 10 rupees ($0.13) each. Filling up plastic water containers that his company distributes to homes without running water, Sitaram Sevta said the city's inhabitants were used to the summer heat. It isn't a Sri Ganganagar summer yet... (The temperature) is only 41 or 42."
5 Creative (But Messy) Ways To Use Chocolate In Your Bedroom
Here are five ways you can creatively use chocolate in your bedroom routine and spice it up! Slightly on the higher end of your expense list, a chocolate bath is the ultimate mood booster for the night! You may squeeze chocolate syrup into the bathtub or you could also make your own DIY chocolate bubble and syrup! At-Home Chocolate SpaImage: ShutterstockIt is completely justified if you do not feel like spending copious amounts of money on copious amounts of chocolate syrup for a bath session. Body Paint With ChocolateImage: ShutterstockGet a bit creative and try body painting with chocolate.
Communist Party emerges from shadows during Hong Kong crackdown
This year was the first time high-profile events have been held for a Chinese Communist Party anniversary in Hong KongAdvertising Read moreHong Kong (AFP)China's Communist Party has abandoned its tradition of working from the shadows in Hong Kong as authorities pursue a sweeping crackdown on critics and remould the financial hub in the mainland's authoritarian image. With 90 million members, the party is ubiquitous on the mainland but in Hong Kong it has been all but invisible. - 'Love the party' -"Beijing has turned to direct governance over Hong Kong," veteran journalist and political analyst Johnny Lau told AFP. #photo4"With 'Patriots rule Hong Kong' and the new security law... authorities have implied that people now have to love the country and love the party," he added. "You cannot say that you are patriotic but you do not love the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party or you do not respect it," he said.
Venezuelan police move in on gang-run Caracas neighborhoods
"We control the area but there may still be a few snipers," an officer told AFP. On Thursday, the authorities issued search warrants and offered rewards of up to $500,000 for gang bosses behind the deadly clashes but now on the run. We hid and waited for it to pass," Jesus Rey, a 40-year-old mechanic who lives in the neighborhood told AFP. In June, similar clashes killed at least three people including a nurse who fell victim to a stray bullet. In 2020, the country registered 12,000 violent deaths, according to the Venezuelan Violence Observatory.
Photos show shirtless Democratic congressmen and their wives riding camels on a Qatar trip paid for by a special interest group
A photo posted on Instagram shows Reps. Swalwell and Gallego riding camels during a trip to Qatar. It's unclear whether the camel ride violated House ethics rules about privately funded travel. The US Qatar Business Council also didn't respond to questions about whether it paid for the camel excursion. The members of Congress on the Qatar trip got approval from the House Ethics Committee ahead of time, as is required by House rules. While there are mentions of museum and marketplace visits on the itinerary, none specifically mention a camel ride.
Tennessee Democrats call for immediate audit of Gov. Lee’s federal COVID-19 spending
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN)- Tennessee Democrats are calling for an audit of all COVID-19 relief spending from Gov. This comes days after Governor Bill Lee started a campaign to pay for tourists’ flights to four major Tennessee cities. According to the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group lead by Governor Lee, $8.4 billion federal dollars from COVID-19 relief bills have been sent to Tennessee. The letter, lead by Clemmons and signed on to by 11 other Democrats, accuses Governor Lee of spending nearly half a billion dollars on no-bid contracts, like the recalled sock masks. Governor Randy McNally, a day after criticizing Governor Lee’s spending, says he expects funds to be used correctly.
A $84,000 lavish trip to Qatar and a $41,000 retreat in Miami: Members of Congress are going on expensive travels paid for by private groups where some bring their loved ones
Private groups have spent more than $280,790 on trips for members of Congress in 2021. In late March, five US House members left the country for an all-expenses-paid trip to Qatar. At least 188 members of Congress or their staff have traveled on private groups' dime in 2021. A post shared by Biltmore Hotel (@biltmorehotel)Some members brought their spouses or extended the trip on their own dime. Under free-travel rules, lawmakers and staff can't fly private on another person's dime, nor can they receive entertainment, such as golf trips.
Texas AG’s Office Arrests Houston Voter Hervis Rogers For Alleged Illegal Voting – Houston Public Media
Now, Rogers is being prosecuted by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office for allegedly voting illegally. Rogers was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison for burglary and intent to commit theft in 1995. Rogers was arrested on Wednesday in the South Acres neighborhood in Houston and he voted in Harris County, but the AG's office is prosecuting the case in Montgomery County. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has made prosecuting alleged cases of voter fraud a core mission of his office. Nicole D. Porter, director of advocacy with the Sentencing Project, said Hervis Rogers' case illustrates the need for the state to give people proper notification of their rights.
Blackburn: 'Taylor Swift would be the first victim' of socialism, Marxism
In 2018, Swift, a Tennessee native who noted at the time that she had "been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions," came out against Blackburn and other Republicans ahead of that year's elections. “As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,” Swift wrote on Instagram. In her "Miss Americana" Netflix documentary in 2020, Swift was again critical of the senator's policies, calling her "Trump in a wig." The Hill has reached out to Universal Music Group, which owns the record label Swift is currently signed with, Republic Records, for comment.
Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web
© Joseph Odelyn/AP Powered by Microsoft NewsPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The sound of gunfire rang out in the neighborhood where the president of Haiti had been assassinated hours before. They were told, Solages explained, that they were executing an order to arrest the president authorized by a judge. And a dead president of Haiti,” said Ralph Chevry, a board member of the Haiti Center for Socio Economic Policy in Port-au-Prince, the capital. Colombian President Iván Duque ordered the heads of the national intelligence and intelligence of the national police to travel to Haiti, with Interpol personnel, to support the investigations. "We offer all the collaboration to find the truth about the material and intellectual authors of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse,” he said on Twitter.
No More Masks - Jalisco Cartel Members Reveal Their Faces
While such shows of strength by the group are not uncommon, this is the first time that CJNG members have appeared with their faces plainly visible in high-quality images. In early July, residents of Aguililla clashed with members of the Mexican Army, whom they accuse of not acting to resolve the issue. In July 2020, around 80 CJNG members, wearing masks, military uniforms and posing with heavy weaponry and armored vehicles, posed for a video in a remote area between the states of Michoacán and Jalisco. Then in September 2020, a video believed to have been filmed in the central state of Zacatecas showed CJNG members directly threatening Ismael Zambada García, alias “El Mayo,” leader of the Sinaloa Cartel. The group has also been blamed for the murder of the former governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, last December.
How All My Politically Correct Bones Were Broken
In my first 10 years of college teaching, from the mid-60s to mid-70s, I modeled myself on my best teachers—men and women who questioned my ideas vigorously. Like most Boards, it had become hostile to college students and their deferments. Politically, I had always felt allied with our black students and my few black faculty colleagues. This was exactly why we desperately needed competent and tough black faculty and administration. A nursing colleague told me that administration was questioning her and her colleagues’ commitment to diversity—that is, more black students should graduate.
Trooper performs Heimlich after motorist chokes on marijuana
ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper successfully performed the Heimlich maneuver after a man allegedly attempted to swallow a bag of cannabis when he was pulled over for speeding. Ohio State Police Sgt. Ray Santiago said the traffic stop occurred on July 3 in Portage County. Trooper Charles Hoskin conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle that was allegedly traveling at 94 mph in a 70-mph zone, WEWS-TV reported. The man also received a summons for marijuana and was released at the scene.
Billionaire Branson set to fly to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocket plane
Virgin’s Unity 22 mission marks the 22nd test flight of the spacecraft, and the company’s fourth crewed mission beyond Earth’s atmosphere. But it will be the first to carry a full complement of space travelers – two pilots and four “mission specialists,” Branson among them. FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidAn earlier prototype of the Virgin Galactic rocket plane crashed during a test flight over California’s Mojave Desert in 2014, killing one pilot and seriously injuring another. ‘NOT A RACE’“It’s honestly not a race,” Branson told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.
'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country
'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country'We need help,' Haiti's interim prime minister says in interview confirming request for US troops to stabilize country
Former Pennsylvania prosecutor sentenced in sex case
A Pennsylvania county prosecutor who pleaded guilty to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney is headed to prison for at least 18 monthsTOWANDA, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania county prosecutor who pleaded guilty to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney was sentenced Friday to 18 months to 5 years in prison. A message seeking comment was left for his defense attorney. A Republican, he was elected district attorney in November 2019. A judge appointed Albert Ondrey to serve as Bradford's district attorney in May. Salsman was also sentenced to six years of supervision upon his release.
Calif. sets school funding as US eases virus rules
Calif. sets school funding as US eases virus rulesCalifornia will require that masks be worn at schools when classrooms open this fall, despite new guidance issued Friday by U.S. health officials that says vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear face coverings inside schools.
Heather Morris debuts poignant tattoo on anniversary of Naya Rivera's death: See her tribute
Heather Morris is honoring her former co-star Naya Rivera with a poignant new tattoo one year after the star's death. I love you forever bebe girl"In addition to a photo of Rivera, Morris also shared a video of herself getting a tattoo. Days later, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced a body found at the lake had been identified as the actress. Remembering Naya Rivera, one year after her death: The actress and singer's best 'Glee' momentsThe following month, Morris shared a tearful video on Instagram mourning Rivera and celebrating the duo's iconic onscreen relationship. Jane Lynch remembers her former 'Glee' castmate Naya Rivera as a 'force of nature'Contributing: Bryan Alexander
Daniel Camarena’s brother goes wild after improbable Padres grand slam
The 28-year-old was the first Padres player to have a grand slam for their first career hit, and he’s the second pitcher ever whose first hit was a grand slam. The moment was made sweeter when Camarena’s family was caught on camera celebrating the grand slam. Not only that, a grand slam,” he said. The grand slam was not only a historical moment, but also a pivotal point in the Padres’ comeback victory over the Nationals. San Diego was down 8-2 before the grand slam.
UFC 264 video: Dustin Poirier distanced from heated Conor McGregor in final faceoff
All the pre-fight festivities are over following the final faceoff between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC 264 ceremonial weigh-ins. The intensity has been building as the lightweight trilogy bout approaches, and after making weight Friday morning at official weigh-ins, Poirier (27-6 MMA, 19-5 UFC) and McGregor (22-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) came face-to-face one last time before sharing the octagon. After McGregor attempted to kick Poirier during their press conference staredown, UFC president Dana White took no risks in allowing the pair to get physical. Dana White made sure Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor kept their distance during the final #UFC264 faceoff. pic.twitter.com/XCn6v4obIt — MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) July 10, 2021Check out the video above to see the Poirier vs. McGregor ceremonial weigh-in staredown ahead of UFC 264.
Mets trade deadline target Adam Frazier appreciates ‘great’ New York fans
Adam Frazier is garnering some interest on the trade market. The Mets are one of the teams interested in the Pirates second baseman, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Frazier has been one of the best players in baseball this season, hitting .326/.396/.461 with a league-leading 109 hits prior to Friday’s game at Citi Field. Whatever happens, happens.”Adam Frazier Getty ImagesSince making his MLB debut in 2016, Frazier has developed into an elite contact hitter. While adding Frazier would certainly be a luxury for acting general manager Zack Scott, the All-Star’s talent is undeniable.
Michael Conforto confident he’s on ‘right track’ to breaking Mets slump
“Five weeks is five weeks, but ultimately I felt like I could come back and help the team win games. When he’s at the ballpark, though, he’s able to concentrate on what’s most important: helping the Mets win games. “We’ve got a couple things we’re working on now that I feel pretty confident we’re on the right track. “I need to start playing better,” Conforto said. “[Our success] takes a little pressure off me, but I need to start playing better.”
The last thing kids need is cameras in their classrooms
Tucker Carlson calls for cameras in classrooms to “oversee the people teaching your children, forming their minds.” Matt Walsh, on his Daily Wire podcast, suggests it to document “everything that teachers say to their students.”Teachers naturally bristle at the idea, which may be the point. Full-time monitoring of teachers in the classroom means full-time monitoring of kids — and their not-yet-fully-formed frontal lobes — in all of their unsophisticated glory. They often say and do stupid things, and the tendency seems to compound when they’re in groups. Children need time and space to grow, make mistakes, learn and form their opinions. If parents really want insight into what’s going on in their kids’ classroom, they could employ the age-old tactic of talking to their children.
Tristan Thompson seems to threaten Lamar Odom on Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Gentlemen, please. Tristan Thompson seemingly threatened Lamar Odom in the comments section of their mutual ex Khloé Kardashian’s Instagram. Since then, Thompson has been all over Kardashian’s social media accounts, to the delight of the internet commentariat. Kardashian and Odom were married from 2009 to 2016 and starred in a “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” spin-off named after themselves. While Thompson is the younger man, Odom did recently defeat no less an illustrious opponent than — *checks notes* — Aaron Carter in a celebrity boxing match, so lay your bets, folks.
Here are 15 of the week’s best photos
What’s left of the Champlain South tower in Surfside, Fla. is demolished; Tropical Storm Elsa makes its way past St. Petersburg, Fla.; Zaila Avant-garde, 14, becomes the first African-American winner of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals at Walt Disney World Resort; fireworks explode behind the Washington Monument during an Independence Day celebration at the National Mall. See 15 of the week’s most interesting and gripping images from around the world, selected by Washington Post photo editors.
What will become of the land the Surfside condo is on?
The possibility of selling the land for a memorial — similar to the museum and fountains in the footprint of the twin towers that honor the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — has come up in official conversations in recent days. But when it was broached Wednesday at a hearing to discuss the various lawsuits filed on behalf of victims, a concern lingered: Would such a sale offer victims the largest possible payout for their lost homes?
As Algeria’s revolutionaries fade away, the iconic Milk Bar bomber looks back without regret
The bombing of the Milk Bar, frequented by French settlers, aimed “to create in the civilian French population the same panic” that Algerians were experiencing, she said in an interview at her son’s home in the Algerian capital last month. The Europeans “were so overprotected, it was as if there wasn’t a war. And we had to tell them: The war is everywhere. It’s not only for us, it’s also for the French,” she said, expressing no regrets.
Virginia orders five state mental hospitals to stop taking new admits amid staffing crisis
Land has said the rule allowed private hospitals to decline the most challenging cases because the public hospitals had no choice but to admit them. Since the rule went into place in 2014, she said, daily admissions at public hospitals increased from about 4 to more than 18.
Tucker blasts Mueller deputy ripping NSA claim: 'Beyond belief' to be 'lectured about patriotism' by him
Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded Friday on "Fox News Primetime" to criticism after his revelation the National Security Agency had reportedly "unmasked" his name in communications that purportedly sought an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year. Carlson told host Mark Steyn that Weissmann is the last person that should be lecturing anyone about being "anti-American," given his overtly partisan behavior during Mueller's probe. "First of all, to be lectured by patriotism who think America is systemically racist is beyond belief," Carlson said. "Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air," the statement reads. Carlson elaborated that his team also tried repeatedly to get ahold of Gen. Paul Nakasone, the Trump-appointed head of the agency.
California union boss says Newsom 'lost his mind', wrongly attacking 'conservatives' by closing rural prison
The newly-minted president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1000 slammed California Gov. Gavin Newsom after the Democrat announced plans to close the California Correctional Center in Susanville, which is staffed by SEIU members. "I believe in the power of voting and in this election for Local-1000, 2,637 people said Richard Louis Brown, fight for us. Two wildfires, the Sugar Fire and Dotta Fire, are currently burning just southwest of the prison in nearby Plumas County. That is what I would tell unions across California," Brown added.
Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter recalls her battle with addiction: ‘If I wasn’t sober, I wouldn’t be here’
In 1997, Loretta Lynn got her granddaughter into rehab, but it wouldn’t be the last time that the singer was faced with addiction. According to the outlet, Lynn was previously enticed by alcohol, pills, cocaine and heroin. LORETTA LYNN SAYS CORONAVIRUS QUARANTINE IS 'THE DAMNDEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN'The outlet noted Lynn now resides at the Loretta Lynn Ranch at Hurricane Mills, Tenn., with her husband and children. She has a new album titled "Tayla Lynn Sings Loretta Lynn," which pays tribute to the country music icon. I’m proud of you and what you’re doing, but you’ve got to figure out a different way to tell your story.’""That was an awakening for me, that’s for sure," Lynn concluded.
'Marrying Millions' star Bill Hutchinson charged with sexually assaulting, battering teens
Bill Hutchinson, the "Marrying Millions" star, has been charged with sexually assaulting and battering a pair of teenagers. The Orange County District Attorney's Office confirmed to Fox News that the reality star has been charged after allegedly assaulting two 16-year-old girls while vacationing in Laguna Beach, Calif. According to the DA, the charges allege that he raped one of the teens "while she was unconscious." Hutchinson, 63, "has been charged with one felony count of rape of an unconscious person and five misdemeanor counts of sexual battery for incidents involving two 16-year-old girls," the release adds. ‘MARRYING MILLIONS’ STAR BILL HUTCHINSON ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULTThe reality star, who has appeared in both seasons of Lifetime's "Marrying Millions," faces a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and two-and-a-half years in the Orange County Jail.
Washington state homeowner kills would-be intruder who threatened to 'go after' wife
A homeowner in Washington state shot and killed a would-be intruder who investigators said threatened to harm the family if he was not shot. The homeowner was armed when he answered the door and people who were inside the house at the time hid inside a bedroom, the report said. RECORD NORTHWEST HEAT MAY HAVE KILLED HUNDREDSThe suspect seemed distraught and the homeowner reportedly tried to calm him. But the suspect threatened to "go after" the homeowner’s wife and then began to assault the homeowner, the report said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThe report said the homeowner pulled the trigger during the assault and the suspect died at the scene.
Matt Damon reveals famous role he passed on, how much he would have been paid
Matt Damon may be one of the biggest movies stars in Hollywood, but he still passed on one of the biggest movies ever to be made. "I was offered a little movie called ‘Avatar,’" the star revealed, per Deadline. Not adjusted for inflation, "Avatar" is the highest-grossing movie of all time, having earned $2.8 billion at the box office. MATT DAMON REACTS TO BEN AFFLECK, JENNIFER LOPEZ REKINDLING ROMANCE: ‘I HOPE IT’S TRUE'"I will go down in history," Damon continued at Cannes. The "Good Will Hunting" star also recalled telling his frequent collaborator John Krasinski that he'd passed on the legendary film.
Larry Kudlow: We are fighting for the soul of America
You could also think of it as a presidential race between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom. First, the current California governor and former San Francisco mayor needs to survive a gubernatorial recall. Call them the California way and the Florida way." Not only does Florida love traditional values, but Florida loves business and the people businesses employ. In everything it does, California now opposes traditional values with massive over-regulation and tax burdens on businesses.
Army vet hits Biden admin on MSNBC for making 'too many excuses' on Afghanistan
Iraq War veteran Paul Rieckhoff ripped President Biden's recent decision to speed the withdrawal of combat troops in Afghanistan because of what it could mean for the heroes on the ground. Rieckhoff said it was a "moral imperative" that the U.S. take care of those now reportedly vulnerable individuals. BIDEN CHANGES END OF US COMBAT MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN FROM SEPT. 11 TO AUG. 31"There is precedent to move people to American territories like Guam," he continued. And the White House is telling us that they can't get our friends out of Afghanistan? Rieckhoff said he was personally concerned about one of his former interpreters because he doesn't know his fate.
Scarlett Johansson says 'Black Widow' may be final turn as Natasha Romanoff: 'I have no plans to return'
On Friday, the long-awaited "Black Widow" hit theaters featuring the 36-year-old actress as Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow, a super-spy known for teaming up with the Avengers. The star appeared as the character in nine films, including "Black Widow" and an uncredited cameo in "Captain Marvel." SCARLETT JOHANSSON SAYS ‘BLACK WIDOW’ IS A FILM ABOUT ‘SELF FORGIVENESS’"I have no plans to return as Natasha," she told Fatherly in a recent interview. "Black Widow" is set a few years in the past as an on-the-run Natasha returns home to confront her past and a brand new enemy. "Black Widow" is the first Marvel film to be released in two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Biogen stock falls after FDA calls for federal investigation into Alzheimer's drug approval
Biogen shares fell on Friday after the head of the Food and Drug Administration called for an investigation into the recent approval of the company's Alzheimer's drug, Aduhelm. At least three members of the panel have resigned in protest following the agency's approval. Federal regulators faced intense pressure from friends and family members of Alzheimer's patients asking to fast-track the drug, scientifically known as aducanumab. In March 2019, Biogen pulled development of the drug after an analysis from an independent group revealed it was unlikely to work. When Biogen sought approval for the drug in late 2019, its scientists said a new analysis of a larger dataset showed aducanumab "reduced clinical decline in patients with early Alzheimer's disease."
Apple building $1 billion campus near Raleigh, North Carolina
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailApple building $1 billion campus near Raleigh, North CarolinaCNBC's Scott Cohn reports on Apple's new foothold in the "Tar heel State", which caused a real estate boom in the area around Raleigh, North Carolina.
GOP Sen. Blackburn warns Taylor Swift will be banned by socialists
Sen. Marsha Blackburn is doing her best to fill the blank space of Republican ideas with culture war nonsense.
Mother, daughter 'should not be alive' after condo collapse
SURFSIDE, Fla. — A mother and daughter who paramedics said “should not be alive” after what they went through during the condo tower collapse are on the long road to recovery, a relative said Friday. Angela and Edgar Gonzalez were on the ninth floor of Champlain Towers South with their daughter Deven, 16, when it collapsed June 24 in the early morning. A GoFundMe page has been started on behalf of the Gonzalez family, who were inside the Champlain Towers South when it collapsed on June 24, 2021. I could have lost 25 family members, you know, had this happened during the holidays,” she said. The little girl played with the family members she was meeting for the first time.
Haitian opposition leader hired D.C. lobbyist two days before president's assassination
But he hasn’t started lobbying yet due to Moïse's killing, which he compared to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Boulos also plans to lobby the Biden administration for Covid vaccination aid and financial assistance for the Haitian government. He started lobbying Congress on Boulos’ behalf on human rights issues in 2019 but deregistered in May, according to domestic lobbying disclosure filings. Estopinan, a Republican, has foreign lobbying experience. He’s looking to hire a Democratic lobbyist — perhaps a former aide to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s chair — to help with outreach to Democrats, he said.
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii
The U.S. Coast Guard and Honolulu Fire Department respond to an emergency nighttime landing of a Boeing 737-200 cargo plane in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2, 2021. Courtesy U.S. Coast GuardWASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - Investigators have located a Boeing (BA.N) 737-200 cargo jet that made an emergency water landing off the Hawaiian island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean on July 2, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday. The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor. The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Hayes: Right-wing engineers outrage over vaccine ‘coercion’
“This is an active choice by an almost incalculably cynical set of political actors to harness the power of backlash politics in pursuit of more sickness and more death,” says Chris Hayes on the right-wing mobilization against the vaccine.
GOP efforts to ban critical race theory mimic authoritarian ‘memory laws’ historian says
GOP efforts to ban critical race theory, anti-racism education, and other efforts to evade America’s racist history are similar to the enactment of ‘memory laws’ in authoritarian states such as Russia, historian Timothy Snyder tells Joy Reid.
Haiti's senate says its head should replace assassinated president
Police officers walk near the private residence of Haiti's President Jovenel Moise after he was shot dead by gunmen with assault rifles, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Estailove St-ValHAVANA, July 9 (Reuters) - Haiti's senate, which currently comprises just a third of its usual 30 senators, nominated on Friday its head Joseph Lambert to be interim president after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a document reviewed by Reuters showed. read moreThe acting interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has taken over the reins of power so far. Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said he would keep that role until presidential and legislative elections are held on Sept. 26. Reporting by Andre Paultre in Port-au-Prince Writing by Sarah Marsh Editing by Daniel FlynnOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Rep. Kim talks donating suit he wore to clean up Capitol riot to Smithsonian
“Talking to the Smithsonian, I realized it was an image that gave a lot of people some sense of hope and resilience on an otherwise tragic and dark day in our democracy,” says Rep. Andy Kim.
‘Laredo’ actor William Smith dies; played cowboys, brawlers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor William Smith, who played bikers, brawlers, cowboys and no-nonsense tough guys in films and television shows including “Laredo,” “Rich Man, Poor Man” and “Any Which Way You Can,” has died at 88. Smith’s wife, Joanne Cervelli Smith, said he died Monday at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. With his chiseled, mustachioed face and bulging biceps, Smith was a constant, rugged presence on screen in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, amassing nearly 300 credits. Hey played Anthony Falconetti, the menacing nemesis of the central family in the 1976 ABC miniseries “Rich Man, Poor Man,” and returned for its sequel. And he played Detective James “Kimo” Carew in the final season of the original “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS in 1979 and 1980.
Tree DNA helps convict Washington timber thief after fire
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington state, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. The jury deliberated for about seven hours before convicting Justin Andrew Wilke, 39, on Thursday of conspiracy, theft of public property, depredation of public property, and trafficking and attempted trafficking in unlawfully harvested timber, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Western Washington said in a news release. The wood he sold to a mill in the city of Tumwater had been harvested from private property with a valid permit, Wilke said. Wilke used gasoline to destroy a wasp’s nest in the base of a maple tree he was stealing, prosecutors said, though jurors did not convict him of charges related to the fire. In August 2018, the group decided to cut the maple tree that had the wasp’s nest near the base, prosecutors said.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
The heat is making it difficult to fight wildfires in parts of a region struggling with a historic drought tied to climate change. ADVERTISEMENT“The heat experienced in our state this year has reached catastrophic levels,” Washington Gov. ADVERTISEMENTThe scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon. With more hot weather on the way, we’re taking action now,” said Joel Sacks, director of the Washington state Department of Labor & Industries. At 80 F (27 C) or above, employers must provide sufficient shade and an adequate supply of drinking water.
Bonds’ Odd Behavior May Presage Weaker Second-Half Economy
The bond market typically operates in the background in peoples’ minds, with most taking notice only when yields lurch in one direction or another. Even outside the bounds of the bond market, this raises a question: What’s wrong with this picture? After all, the economy has been booming, accompanied by rising inflation—exactly the opposite of what would be conducive to lower yields and higher prices. Yet the bond market didn’t seem to get the message. Lower bond yields aren’t bullish if they’re accompanied by wider spreads, they point out.
J. Alexander’s and Sykes Enterprises See Activist Action
These disclosures are from 13Ds filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 13Ds are filed within 10 days of an entity’s attaining more than 5% in any class of a company’s securities. Source: InsiderScore.comActivist HoldingsJ. Alexander’s Holdings (JAX)Ancora Advisors disclosed a 7.5% interest in the upscale dining-chain operator, equal to 1,133,305 shares. Ancora Advisors entered a voting agreement with SPB Hospitality on July 2, agreeing to vote all of its J. Alexander’s shares in favor of SPB’s proposal to acquire all of J. Alexander for $14 per share in cash. The deal is expected to close before the end of this year, though J. Alexander’s shareholders still must vote on the deal.
China Just Cut Reserve Requirements for Its Banks. Why One Economist Is Worried.
ING SnapsINGwww.think.ing.comJuly 9: The Chinese government has unexpectedly announced a broad-based RRR [reserve requirement rate] cut to be effective July 15. My own view is that the main intention of this cut is to help banks with their capital and liquidity requirements. Banks haven’t been able to lend to real estate developers as easily as before and have shrunk their mortgage business. After this RRR cut, banks should have more breathing room on capital and liquidity. According to our misery index, rising inflation might prove a more durable threat than most expect, especially if the Delta variant of the Covid virus starts sabotaging supply chains around the world.
Another Dangerous Heat Wave Scorches California And Western U.S.
Another heat wave descending on California and other parts of the western U.S. is expected to shatter temperature records, strain the power grid and threaten millions of people’s health. “Numerous daily high temperature records could be in jeopardy of being broken, particularly for California and Nevada. Meanwhile, Las Vegas might topple its all-time heat record of 117 degrees this weekend. Nearly the entire state of California is under an Excessive Heat Warning, the NWS’s most severe temperature category. California is also in the midst of a crippling drought, which is exacerbated by the high temperatures.
'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called “heartbreaking” as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. “This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply,” Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. “We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line,” Levine Cava said. To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations. Levine Cava said the high death toll is "an aching hole in the center of this close-knit family here in Surfside."
Death toll in Florida condo collapse climbs to 60
Six more bodies were found in the rubble of a shattered condominium in the town of Surfside, outside Miami. Sixty bodies have so far been pulled from the wreckage in the 15 days since the Champlain Towers South condo collapsed. But crews were determined to keep working to provide closure to families of missing loved ones. "The work's going to go on, and obviously they're going to identify every single person. Investigators have not determined what caused the Champlain Towers South to fall apart without warning.
South Korea imposes strictest Covid rules yet after record spike in infections
In a televised government meeting, prime minister Kim Boo-Kyum announced two weeks of tough curbs at level 4, which is the most severe on South Korea’s scale and just short of a total lockdown. A top health official also warned the new case numbers may nearly double by the end of July. “Seoul alone saw 500 confirmed cases for the third day,” Prime Minister Kim said during Friday’s government meeting. “Four out of five infections are from the metropolitan Seoul area.”South Korea reported a record increase in Covid cases on Wednesday at 1,275, followed by another record of 1,316 new cases on Thursday. South Korea’s total Covid-19 infections to date stand at 165,344, with 2,036 deaths.
Parson will sign Missouri bills on KCPD residency, school choice, police bill of rights
Kansas City police will be able to live outside the city, and a voucher-like school choice program will launch in Missouri, under new laws Gov. Criminal justice, policeOne measure will lift the residency requirement for Kansas City police officers, ban chokeholds and provide local prosecutors some power to overturn wrongful convictions. Opponents have said the measure will siphon funds from the public school system’s budget and have pushed to improve traditional public schools instead. He will also sign a bill prohibiting school district employees from using public funds to support or oppose ballot measures. Lawmakers proposed it after revelations of abuse and neglect allegations at several Missouri schools, uncovered in a Kansas City Star investigation.
Missouri governor signs bill protecting business, health care, religious organizations from COVID-19 lawsuits
Mike Parson highlighted on Wednesday a manufacturer’s altruism and innovation in producing about 20,000 face shields before signing COVID-19 liability legislation into law. That’s why COVID liability is so important, so people cannot come in here and sue a business like this.”Parson ceremonially signed Senate Bill 51 to provide liability protection for businesses, health care providers and religious organizations from COVID-related lawsuits. “This helped us get the shields to health care workers and first responders everywhere when there were concerns of the supplies going to the cities,” Koller said. “This legislation will help businesses, manufacturers and health care providers by protecting them from frivolous COVID-19 lawsuits,” Panik said. Washington Examiner VideosTags: States, News, Missouri, Business, Healthcare, CoronavirusOriginal Author: Joe Mueller, The Center SquareOriginal Location: Missouri governor signs bill protecting business, health care, religious organizations from COVID-19 lawsuits
S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
By Joyce LeeSEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday's previous record of 1,316 a day. About 11% of South Korea's 52 million population has completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea's total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
Packers roster 2021: Upgrades or downgrades for every position group on offense
How did the Green Bay Packers do this offseason? This position group will either be improved entering 2021, or massively worse. Verdict: TBDRunning back/fullbackGreen Bay Packers running back Kylin Hill (32) is shown during a mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Green Bay, Wis. Verdict: UpgradeTight endGreen Bay Packers tight end Bronson Kaufusi (45) participates in organized team activities Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. Verdict: UpgradeOffensive tackleOffensive lineman Royce Newman (70) is shown during the first day of Green Bay Packers rookie minicamp Friday, May 14, 2021 in Green Bay, Wis.
Wealthy Russian, at heart of NC murder-for-hire case, sentenced on lesser crimes
A wealthy Russian national, who lived in a $5 million home in Raleigh before his 2018 arrest on a slew of charges, including murder-for-hire, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday in North Carolina after pleading guilty to lesser charges. Teyf will be deported when he completes his sentence, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said. Leonid Teyf’s lawyer called the outcome Friday a “tremendous victory” after his client originally faced charges related to murder-for-hire, firearms, money laundering and harboring illegal aliens. The FBI raided their North Raleigh mansion in December 2018. FBI revelations in North Raleigh lead to an arrest.
US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures
More than 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many regions of California and Nevada. “This will be a record-setting heatwave.”This heatwave comes in the wake of record highs across Pacific north-west states and western Canada last week. On Friday, officials in Washington state announced emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather. The US west and south-west were also gripped by a heatwave in June, with at least 48 million under a heat advisory. Noaa says that Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Utah experienced their hottest June on record.
RPT-COLUMN-Old economy recharges lead market: Andy Home
London Metal Exchange (LME) lead last week hit a three-year high of $2,344 a tonne with time-spreads roiled by tightness since the middle of May. The rolling squeeze is partly technical but is founded on the post-lockdown resurgence of demand for lead-acid batteries as motorists return to the roads. LME lead stocks have a history of sudden arrivals, which makes it all the more noticeable that nothing has been delivered onto warrant since May despite the high cash premium. BACK ON THE ROADThis dislocation of available lead stocks speaks to the disjointed nature of the global recovery from COVID-19. While China's trade in refined lead has been stagnant so far this year, exports of lead-acid batteries have been booming.
The Suns stunned the NBA world with a gorgeous 10-pass sequence that looked like the peak Warriors
Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesThe Suns got an and-one layup off a gorgeous 10-pass sequence in Game 2 of the Finals. On Thursday, the Suns took a 2-0 lead over the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. The NBA world reacted in awe:This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Australia's New South Wales reports 2021 record daily rise in COVID-19 cases
MELBOURNE, July 10 (Reuters) - Australia's most populous state, New South Wales, reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in locally acquired cases of COVID-19 so far this year, as total infections in the latest outbreak approached 500. There were 50 new cases of community transmission, compared with 44 a day earlier, the previous 2021 record high. Of Saturday's cases, 26 spent time in the community while they were infectious, state Premier Gladys Berejiklian told a televised briefing. "When you know that there are 26 cases infectious in the community, the only conclusion we can draw is that things are going to get worse before they get better," Berejiklian said. There are currently 47 cases in hospital, 19 of them under the age of 55.
Wreckage located of Boeing cargo jet that made emergency landing off Hawaii
Transair Flight 810 was found approximately 2 miles offshore from Ewa Beach. The plane components were located with a Side Scan Sonar and Remotely Operated Vehicle, the NTSB said. The agency released photos of airplane components located on the ocean floor. The two crew members on Transair Flight 810 were injured after being forced to land in the Pacific Ocean. The NTSB said its investigators have completed more than a dozen interviews including the flight crew, other Transair personnel, and Federal Aviation Administration employees.
Labor Department official divests Amazon stock after financial disclosure: reports
Daniel Koh, the Department of Labor’s chief of staff, divested his holdings in Amazon on Friday after his personal financial disclosures revealed he owned a significant stake in the e-commerce giant, according to multiple reports. The financial disclosures, obtained by the Revolving Door Project, showed that Koh owned Amazon shares worth between $100,000 and $250,000. A Department of Labor spokesperson said Koh sold the shares after his stake was disclosed, news outlet Motherboard reported. A department spokesperson told the Huffington Post that Koh made his disclosures as required and as "awaiting the standard guidance from DOL's ethics lawyers on potential conflicts of interest." The Department of Labor did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Warren Buffett, Jim Cramer and Suze Orman share their biggest investing regrets
Grab some popcorn and let’s go over these famous investors’ most painful investing regrets. But a few years later when the manager offered to buy back Buffett’s shares, Buffett was enraged by his low offer. Buffett, who’s now known for his slow and steady approach to value investing, let the heat of the moment cost him billions. Cramer says if he had just held onto the stock, it would have been his trust’s best gains that year. So whether you’re just getting started or you’re basically living on Wall Street, remember investing isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon.
Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Live updates, news, score
Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger looks to snap brutal 10-game slumpThe Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his single against the Washington Nationals July 2 in Washington. But the sudden power surge was not the start of a hot streak for the slugger. “I think for Cody, it’s more of the abbreviated spring training, the broken leg, the start and stop to the season, and hitting is hard,” Roberts said. “For him to be on our club and impact us defensively like he has, and to still try to get on track and stay on track offensively, it’s still a work in progress. “But all I expect is competing and trying to win pitches, and when he does that in the box, I think all of the performance will start to line up.”
North Dakota sues Biden administration for cancellation of oil pipelines
North Dakota has launched a lawsuit against the Biden administration for suspending the sale of oil and gas leases on federal lands, alleging it could cost the state billions of dollars. President Biden halted oil and gas lease sales upon entering office in January as part of his promise to take on climate change. JUDGE STOPS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION FROM BLOCKING NEW OIL AND GAS LEASESThough the leasing ban is temporary, the White House has not confirmed for how long the suspension will hold. "In addition to being a foolish idea, President Biden’s moratorium on oil and gas leasing on public lands is illegal," North Dakota Republican Sen. Kevin Cramer said following the suit. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX NEWS APPThe North Dakota suit comes one month after a federal judge in Louisiana temporarily blocked Biden’s suspension and argued his ruling applies nationwide.
Garcetti’s India move is no surprise. But it still stirred emotions and speculation
In Los Angeles, the news that Mayor Eric Garcetti was being tapped by the Biden administration as its nominee for ambassador to India was greeted with little surprise, following months of speculation about the possible pick. “The mayor doesn’t own 100% of that, obviously, but this is the Los Angeles that exists today,” he said. Chief among the concerns for mayoral hopefuls, Givens said, is who steps in as an interim mayor. Advertisement“You want to make sure that interim mayor is not someone that could potentially do anything or create an issue to impact your campaign,” Givens said. The significance of Friday’s announcement “really depends on who the City Council picks as interim mayor,” she said.
Deputy chief talks about Chicago Av. deli fire
Friends and family of the man killed in act of road rage in Plymouth, pleaded for someone to come forward at a press conference Friday afternoon.
Luke List takes 1-shot lead at John Deere Classic with string of seven birdies in eight holes
That gave him a one-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz going into the weekend at the TPC Deere Run. List is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory, though that wasn’t front and center over the last month. List missed only one fairway. US Senior Open — The combination of wind, heat, and humidity made it difficult to go low at the US Senior Open. Two-time US Senior Open runner-up Miguel Angel Jimenez (71) was 1 under.
Six months after riot, Capitol fencing comes down
Lucas Pipes, 36, a resident of Capitol Hill, walked his daughter's purple scooter up to the fence as workers drilled in front of them. The fencing is expected to be removed within three days and the Architect of the Capitol can "expeditiously reinstall the temporary fencing should conditions warrant," according to a memo sent to lawmakers Wednesday. Capitol Police will continue to monitor threats and the Capitol will still remain closed to public visitors, according to the memo. AdvertisementResidents of Capitol Hill have expressed concern for months with the fortification of their neighborhood and the restrictionsto the Capitol. “Don’t Fence the Capitol was concerned that continued presence of a fence would serve as kind of an acknowledgment that insurrectionists won in some ways,” Cunningham said.
Hundreds of Boy Scouts evacuated from Camp Geronimo due to Backbone Fire
As ash began to fall from the sky and smoke covered the sun, the Boy Scouts calmly packed their tents, loaded their cars and drove away from Camp Geronimo. The scouts, who were enjoying a weeklong stay at the camp, had their final night end abruptly due to a wildfire. Camp Geronimo spans over 270 acres north of Payson, according to camp commissionerGerry Hahn. The weeklong trip also gives scouts a great opportunity to earn merit badges and learn the values of the Boy Scouts. For example, safety officials tested the different sirens, so the scouts understood what to do in the event of an emergency, Mitchell said.
ASU basketball player Kyle Feit headed to Florida community college
Arizona State basketball player Kyle Feit will be relocating to Florida in expectations of getting more playing time. Feit, who was a walk-on at ASU, will have three years of eligibility, the first of which he will use at his next stop — Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. The last time Feit saw considerable playing time came in 2018 when he played at prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Feit said he also considered College of Southern Idaho, South Plains in Texas and Florida SouthWestern State in Fort Myers, Florida. Indian River State College, coached by Charlie Wilson, is coming off a 20-4 showing which included a 10-2 mark in the conference.
Arizona Rattlers WR Jarrod Harrington on rediscovering 2019 mojo
Arizona Rattlers WR Jarrod Harrington on rediscovering 2019 mojoArizona Rattlers WR said he and QB Drew Powell are 'locked in' again
Diamondbacks expect to face uncertain wait in Sunday’s draft
1 overall talent, and Diamondbacks scouting director Deric Ladnier said the uncertainty extends further down the board. “I think there's a blend of all of those guys, where everybody likes all of the players that are up there. The most recent versions link them to Vanderbilt right-hander Kumar Rocker, Louisville catcher Henry Davis, Dallas prep shortstop Jordan Lawlar and Oklahoma prep right-hander Jackson Jobe. Most projections have California prep shortstop Marcelo Mayer going first overall to the Pittsburgh Pirates. “There’s some really advanced high school bats, which I think is one of the strengths of this draft,” Ladnier said.
Phoenix Boy Scout troop receives surprise donation at Cabela's after trailer was stolen
After Boy Scout Troop 513's trailer with about $2,500 worth of camping and cooking gear was stolen in December, a business in Glendale stepped up to replace their lost items. On Saturday, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's surprised the troop with free camping and cooking gear after coordinating with the troop's Scoutmaster Dan Gavagan. A couple weeks before Christmas, the trailer was stolen from outside Gavagan's home in Phoenix, according to Gavagan and police. After seeing that the troop's trailer was stolen in December, managers at Cabela's used their outdoor fund to restore almost everything the troop lost with some additional gifts like hats. Though their supplies were stolen, Gavagan said 40 years of history for the troop, like ribbons, were returned with the trailer.
Baseball for all: Play Ball Park brings fun, history to Denver as part of All-Star Week
But he had a seemingly permanent grin on his face once inside Play Ball Park — a five-day MLB showcase for all things baseball. Play Ball Park is free and open to the public. Major League Baseball expects up to 100,000 total people to come through by the end of Tuesday. It’s the Dunavants’ third Play Ball Park experience, which holds a special place in their hearts. “We got married right before the D.C. All-Star game,” Matt Dunavant said of the 2018 game.
Boy Scouts plan sale of Payson camp, part of south Phoenix property to pay sex abuse claims
Arizona's Grand Canyon Council of the Boy Scouts of America plans to sell its primary summer camp near Payson and 10 acres of land at a south Phoenix camp to help settle legal claims involving sexual abuse of young people. The decision comes more than a year after the Boy Scouts national organization was hit with thousands of sexual abuse lawsuits and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We will keep most of the Heard while giving up an under-utilized piece and we will move summer camp to Camp Raymond which hosted summer camp for many years until 2019. The announcement comes more than a year after Price said that Arizona troops and programs would not change following the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy filing. At the same time, the Boy Scouts will put the insurance rights for the past 40 years in a trust to be controlled by a survivor's group.
Bud Black a fan of Padres’ all-star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.: “He could go down as one of the best players of all time.”
The Rockies manager heaped praise upon the Padres’ all-star shortstop ahead of Colorado’s three-game series in San Diego, saying that Tatis “could go down as one of the best players of all time.”“That’s how talented he is,” Black said. We’ve already seen he’s got power, he’s got speed, he plays a premium position, he’s got a cannon for an arm. Black said he’s going to make a point to introduce himself to Tatis during next week’s all-star workout day at Coors Field. Tatis signed a 14-year, $330 million deal with the Padres in February, the longest contract in MLB history. Pitching probablesSunday: Rockies RHP Jon Gray (5-6, 3.94) at Padres LHP Ryan Weathers (4-2, 3.02), 2:10 p.m., ATTRMMonday: MLB All-Star break begins
Brewers' Christian Yelich on trying to get going at the plate: 'I don't even look the same up there right now.'
As for what he was focusing on Friday, Yelich said, “Just slowing it down, trying to figure things out. “He’s going to work out strong the next couple of days and as we get to Sunday, we’ll figure out what’s next for him, “Counsell said. “He’s doing really good. He’s moved around a lot and he’s been told ‘no’ a lot, but he’s stuck to it. You don’t know when that opportunity is going to come and when it’s going to click when you get it.
7 children hurt in Englewood crash
Several children were hurt after the van they were riding in crashed Friday evening in Englewood on the South Side. The crash happened in the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, according to Chicago fire officials. Seven children were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, officials said. Officials said the van was not equipped with children’s car seats. Chicago police didn’t immediately release details on the crash.
1 killed, 1 critically wounded in West Pullman shooting
A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Friday in West Pullman on the Far South Side. They were inside of a residence about 5:20 p.m. in the 11800 block of South State Street when someone opened fire, striking them both, Chicago police said. One man, 47, was shot in the head, buttocks and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The other man, 34, was struck in the hand and shoulder, police said. He was in critical condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Man killed in Gresham shooting
A man was fatally shot Friday in Gresham on the South Side. He was on the sidewalk about 7:30 p.m. in the 600 block of West 80th Street when someone approached him and opened fire, striking him in the head and neck, Chicago police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been identified. Area Two detective are investigating.
California will require face masks at schools in fall
California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said that not all schools can accommodate physical distancing of at least 3 feet or more, so the best preventive measure is wearing masks indoors. Ahead of new school guidelines expected next week, health officials in California said Friday that requiring face coverings will allow all schools to reopen this fall for full in-person instruction. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said that not all schools can accommodate physical distancing of at least 3 feet or more, so the best preventive measure is wearing masks indoors. “We believe that with masking and with testing, we can get kids back to in person 100% in our schools,” Ghaly said. Gavin Newsom at a Napa Valley elementary school to sign a bill that provides record funding for California schools.
FBI agent who fought VA for GI Bill college benefits wins appeal; case could help vets nationwide
Now, he has won a court fight regarding veterans’ benefits that could result in improved government-paid benefits for many of the nation’s longest-serving veterans who want to further their education. He planned to use his GI Bill benefits to attend graduate divinity school at Yale University. Like many older veterans, Rudisill had earned benefits under two versions of the well-known GI Bill: the Montgomery GI Bill and the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Montgomery GI Bill provides up to 36 months of stipends toward college tuition for qualifying service members who pay $1,200 into the system. The Post-9/11 GI Bill also provides 36 months of more generous benefits covering tuition, housing and books.
Interfaith effort has helped fill food pantries in Las Vegas Valley
An interfaith effort, led by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has helped fill smaller food pantries in Las Vegas Valley during the pandemic. In Las Vegas it typically receives food donations from the church’s charitable arm in Salt Lake City about once a month. “We wanted to target small pantries,” said Joyce Haldeman, director of the Greater Las Vegas Communication Council for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Just because it’s a food pantry doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be nutritious.”The Latter-day Saints’ food donation ends in July. Katy Brooks, the food pantry manager at Jewish Family Services, said she doesn’t see collaborative efforts slowing.
Sun wraps up spot in Commissioner’s Cup championship
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - (AP) -- Jonquel Jones had 24 points and 16 rebounds, DeWanna Bonner added 22 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Atlanta Dream 84-72 on Friday night to wrap up a spot in the WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Connecticut will represent the Eastern Conference in the inaugural title game Aug. 12 in Phoenix after going 8-1 in Commissioner's Cup games. Brionna Jones added 16 points and nine rebounds and Briann January scored 11 points for Connecticut (13-6). Jones was 11 of 18 from the floor to help her reach 20-plus points for the eighth time this season. Cheyenne Parker scored all 15 of her points in the first half for Atlanta (6-12), which has lost three straight.
Rain postpones the start of Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jiménez’s rehab assignment with Class A Winston-Salem
Friday’s game between the Dash and Hickory in Winston-Salem, N.C., was postponed because of rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner’s resignation, the White House said. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration. “Social Security is in deep trouble,” Pascrell said. The labor union that represents Social Security employees also welcomed the firings. “President Biden made the right call to send these Trump appointees packing,” de Juliis said.
Mitchell scores 20 points, Fever beat Liberty 82-69
INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) -- Kelsey Mitchell had 20 points and the Indiana Fever won their second straight game after losing 12 in a row, beating the New York Liberty 82-69 on Friday night. Danielle Robinson added 18, and Teaira McCowan had 15 points for the Fever (3-16). Betnijah Laney had 23 points for the Liberty (10-10). Kylee Shook added 13 points, and Sami Whitcomb and Reshanda Gray had 10 each. ___More AP women's basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-basketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti’s interim government said Friday that it asked the U.S. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare the way for elections in the aftermath of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. Meanwhile, the U.S. said it would send senior FBI and Homeland Security officials to help in the investigation. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Family seeks charges against Minneapolis cop in fatal chase
The family of an innocent motorist who was killed when a Minneapolis police officer crashed into him while chasing a suspect called Friday for the officer to be fired and prosecuted. “It’s just so messed up,” Orlando Frazier, Leneal Frazier’s brother, said at a news conference with other family members and supporters outside City Hall. Leneal Frazier was Black. Storms said the family needs to learn more facts and see more evidence before proceeding with a lawsuit. He declined to say when the family might file it or what kind of damages or other relief relatives may seek.
Twins still working on Miguel Sano’s bat
He had career-highs of 34 home runs and 79 RBIs in 2019 but was limited by injuries to just 105 games. He started so slowly this season, Baldelli and his staff had him platooning at first base against left-handed pitchers. Sano, 28, hits the ball hard when he gets the barrel on the ball, Baldelli noted, but it’s been a challenge. Among active Twins, Sano, 28, ranks first in swings and misses, according to baseballsavant.mlb.com — 38.2 percent. The Twins’ best catcher, Garver was batting .224 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 17 RBIs in 41 games.
Timberwolves’ most likely path to roster improvement this summer is through trades
“For us as we move forward, this team is going to get better primarily through trades and through development,” Rosas said. More are happening this weekend in Minneapolis at the Timberwolves’ in-market draft workouts attended by front-office personnel from a vast majority of NBA teams. “It gives us creativity, it gives us the opportunity to acquire players to address needs in different shapes and forms. Now, it’s time to determine which young players to move forward with, and which ones to perhaps move on from while attempting to address other needs. “We’re a young group that needs leaders, needs examples, needs professionalism,” Rosas said.
Connecticut Department of Public Health and DEEP advise residents Friday to avoid recreational water contact near Quinnipiac River
“By the time the rain stopped today, it was too late to sample and get results that would definitely determine water quality at the Shoreline beaches,” a joint news release said. “However, these state beaches are not in close proximity to the known discharges. DEEP sample water quality at the state swim areas weekly and will do so again early next week.”
Connecticut Sun clinch berth in WNBA’s inaugural Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game with 84-72 win over Atlanta
“We talked about it,” DeWanna Bonner said before the game. “But we just more so talked about bouncing back after that loss that we just took, just focusing on us, and if we can come out and win and clinch, that’s awesome.”
Bill Monroe: Spending time in Oregon’s beauty as a new entry in the outdoor market reaches Portland television
A new outdoor television personality has his foot in the door of the Portland television market. Freeman, 57, is in his 32nd year as an outdoors, news and features writer for the Medford Mail Tribune newspaper. Freeman has won numerous national writing awards from the Outdoor Writer’s Association of America and we are both past presidents. We sneak in some facts.”In addition to producing videos, Freeman is also maintaining a full schedule as a newspaper writer. We get to spend a lot of time on beauty.”Unlike many of today’s hunting and fishing television shows, Freeman said all of his team’s work is filmed real-time, with no staged shots or scenes.
Man sought in Detroit fatal shooting released after surrender
A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting this week on Detroit's west side has surrendered and been released, police announced Friday. Authorities said they had identified Parrish VanPelt, 26, as the suspect in the incident reported at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 17100 block of Stoepel. Police initially believed the suspect was barricaded in a home after crashing his car while fleeing. "He was questioned by our homicide detectives and released pending further investigation," the notice read. A police department representative told The Detroit News further details would not be released Friday night.
Friday's golf: Luke List goes on a birdie binge for 63 to lead John Deere
That gave him a one-shot lead over Sebastian Munoz going into the weekend at the TPC Deere Run. List is still searching for his first PGA Tour victory, though that wasn't front and center over the last month. Among those making it to the weekend was Steve Stricker, the 54-year-old Ryder Cup captain and three-time John Deere Classic winner. LPGASylvania, Ohio — Nasa Hataoka needed another birdie streak to hang onto the lead Friday in the Marathon LPGA Classic. “Putting myself in contention for the weekend, it feels really, really good.
Cirque Italia's Water Circus
Cirque Italia's Water CircusCirque Italia's Water Circus preview under the swirling blue and white tent at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds in Saline, Michigan on July 8, 2021. Tickets available July 8 - July 11 at cirqueitalia.com.
Pistons get good news, bad news from Team USA on rookies Bey, Stewart
It’s a little bit of good news and some not-so-good news for the Pistons players connected to Team USA and the Select Team that is preparing them for the Olympics this month. Saddiq Bey, who was on the developmental Select Team, is being promoted temporarily to Team USA, according to a report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Team USA has three open spots because the Suns’ Devin Booker and the Bucks’ Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are playing in the NBA Finals. The other two temporary additions to Team USA are Cavaliers guard Darius Garland and Spurs wing Keldon Johnson. Team USA opens its exhibition schedule Saturday in Las Vegas against Nigeria.
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Columbus police throwing summer block parties as part of mission to connect with community
The moment symbolized the connections that Columbus police bicycle officers in the city's Safe Streets program were hoping to achieve in their first summer block party Friday evening outside the new Linden Community Center. Jeremy's mother, Tela Rics, appreciated that the police division and its Linden bike team were throwing a party for the neighborhood. Placing bicycle officers on the streets of Linden to connect directly with neighbors and serve as problem-solvers was the goal of the Safe Streets program when it was launched in summer 2017. Officer Kevin Davis, a 10-year veteran of the force, has been a part of the Safe Streets team in Linden since it began. Three more summer block parties will be held by the Columbus police Safe Streets program this month at Columbus Recreation and Parks Department community centers:July 16, noon to 3 p.m., Barack Community Center, 580 E. Woodrow Ave.July 23, noon to 3 p.m., Far East Community Center, 1826 Lattimer DriveJuly 30, 4 to 7 p.m., Glenwood Community Center, 1888 Fairmont Ave.jfutty@dispatch.com@johnfutty
Montana commission torn over criteria for voting districts
Members of the public weighed in on the criteria Thursday, with many arguing in favor or against making the districts “fair” and “competitive." Republican Rep. Derek Skees of Kalispell spoke against using those terms as metrics for the districts, saying the words are “extremely subjective” and lack a clear definition. “They're really just feel-good words and they're not in the dictates of our constitution or in our Montana code,” Skees said. But Several Democratic lawmakers spoke in favor of making competitive districts a central tenet of the process. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
Behind Lucas Zelarayan, Crew rallies for fiery road draw in rivalry game at Cincinnati
CINCINNATI – The Crew was without a lot of things at TQL Stadium on Friday night. It didn’t have 11 members of its roster, six gone to national team duty and five unavailable to injury. FC Cincinnati had two, and a raucous orange-and-blue crowd was reveling in the first match of the #HellisReal rivalry in its shiny new stadium. The Crew had Lucas Zelarayan, and that would be plenty. The Crew is now 3-1-3 against its rivals to the south after the first full-capacity game between the teams since August 25, 2019.
New street racing penalties among 23 bills signed by Ducey
Doug Ducey signed nearly two dozen bills Friday and vetoed one as he works to clear his desk of the measures lawmakers sent him toward the end of the legislative session that wrapped up last week. Ducey signed bills banning state or local governments from requiring training in “critical race theory” and shielding small business owners from paying any of the 3.5% income tax surcharge voters approved in November. The measure “would add unneeded bureaucracy to the management of emergencies, especially wildfires," Ducey wrote in a letter explaining his veto. The Republican governor faces a Monday deadline to sign or veto the 11 bills remaining. In addition to the critical race theory and taxation legislation, Ducey enacted:
Navajo leaders urge mask wearing even as virus cases are low
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation reported 14 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and one recent death. The figures released by the Navajo Department of Health bring the total number of cases on the reservation to 31,081 since the pandemic began. The Navajo Nation recently relaxed restrictions to allow visitors to travel on the reservation and visit popular attractions like Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley. The reservation is the country's largest at 27,000 square miles (70,000 square kilometers) in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. While cases are down, Navajo leaders are urging residents to continue wearing masks and get vaccinated.
Cars crossed median before crash that killed mother, 5 kids
PHOENIX (AP) — A fiery three-vehicle crash in which six people were killed and five others injured occurred after one driver who had a flat tire told her friend driving a second vehicle to change directions by crossing a freeway median to pull over and get help, authorities said. The friend and the friend’s five children were killed in the July 2 wreck on Interstate 10 west of Phoenix, while the woman with the flat tire was seriously injured along with her four children in her vehicle, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said in a probable-cause statement released Friday. Though there was ample paved space on the sides of the freeway to stop, the two vehicles both crossed the median in a no U-turn zone and then were going about 15 mph (24 kph) in a traffic lane when they were struck from behind by the big rig going under the speed limit at 73 mph (117 kph) , the DPS said. The crash split Natisha Moffitt’s car in half and it burst into flames, killing her and her five children, the DPS said. The surviving driver who had asked Moffitt to follow her across the median was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four counts of aggravated assault and one count each of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, the DPS said in a news release,
Critics say funding ban for 'critical race theory' teaching could affect other issues
Doug Ducey signed legislation Friday to block the use of public funds for what he calls "critical race theory.'' But there appears to be a disconnect between the description of what has become a favorite talking point of Ducey and other Republicans and what that term actually means. It says that employees cannot be required to go through orientation, training or therapy that presents any "form of blame or judgment on the basis of race, ethnicity or sex.'' But Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale, said none of that is being done right now. Instead, he said, it appears to be more of a political move.
New law requires Arizona schools to each about Holocaust to older students
PHOENIX — Arizona schools will be required beginning next year to teach students about the Holocaust at least twice between the 7th and 12th grades. But they won’t be given a controversial list of statements and actions that some say is evidence of antisemitism. “It’s troubling that two-thirds of millennials don’t know the Holocaust happened,’’ she said. “Obviously, there is little value to Holocaust education if we don’t teach students to identify antisemitism when they see it today,’’ he said in a prepared statement. And he lashed out at Hernandez for refusing to include the definition he wanted in her bill — and for Democrats in refusing to go along.
Grizzly bear is fatally shot after killing California woman
Always gave you a big hug,” said Mike Castaldo, president of the Chico Cycling Team, who knew Lokan for about 15 years. After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials say. About 15 minutes later, the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. They used bear spray, and the animal ran away. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens.
New law requires Arizona schools to each about Holocaust to older students
PHOENIX — Arizona schools will be required beginning next year to teach students about the Holocaust at least twice between the 7th and 12th grades. But they won't be given a controversial list of statements and actions that some say is evidence of antisemitism. "It's troubling that two-thirds of millennials don't know the Holocaust happened,'' she said. "Obviously, there is little value to Holocaust education if we don't teach students to identify antisemitism when they see it today,'' he said in a prepared statement. And he lashed out at Hernandez for refusing to include the definition he wanted in her bill — and for Democrats in refusing to go along.
Tucson police: Boy, 15, facing murder charge in shooting
Tucson police arrested a 15-year-old on Friday in connection with the fatal shooting at an apartment complex, officials said. Police went to the 4100 block of East 29th St., near South Columbus Boulevard, on July 7 where they found Felix Alexandrew Pichardo shot after a fight escalated to gunfire, a news release from the Tucson Police Department said. Through interviews and forensic evidence, police identified Terrayne Newsome as the suspect, the news release said. A warrant for first-degree murder was obtained for his arrest on July 8, police said. Newsome was found Friday, July 9, at a residence in the 700 block of West Lightstar Circle, near South 12th Avenue and West Los Reales Road, and booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, the news release said.
Former BCSO sgt announces campaign for sheriff
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office sergeant is kicking off his campaign to be the county’s top cop. The primary will be held in June 2022 and the general election will be in November 2022. He has 23 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a lead instructor for various law enforcement agencies. His campaign also said he has “a bold plan to rebuild public trust in our Sheriff’s office.”“His plan emphasizes ensuring public safety, transparency in policing, engaged community policing, data driven policing, and an emphasis on behavioral health,” the news release states. “His agenda has already attracted endorsements from numerous elected officials, including progressive senators who serve Bernalillo County Districts: Jerry Ortiz y Pino, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, and Harold Pope Jr.”
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Montana commission torn over criteria for voting districts
Members of the public weighed in on the criteria Thursday, with many arguing in favor or against making the districts “fair” and “competitive." Republican Rep. Derek Skees of Kalispell spoke against using those terms as metrics for the districts, saying the words are “extremely subjective” and lack a clear definition. “They're really just feel-good words and they're not in the dictates of our constitution or in our Montana code,” Skees said. But Several Democratic lawmakers spoke in favor of making competitive districts a central tenet of the process. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
Haiti's interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitian National Police Chief Léon Charles said 17 suspects have been detained in the brazen killing of Moïse that stunned a nation already reeling from poverty, widespread violence and political instability. As the investigation moved forward, the killing took on the air of a complicated international conspiracy. Besides the Colombians, among those detained by police were two Haitian Americans, who have been described as translators for the attackers. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Two of the suspects traveled to Haiti via Panama and the Dominican Republic, Vargas said, while a second group of 11 arrived in Haiti on July 4 from the Dominican Republic.
Pacific Northwest strengthens heat protections for workers
The state already required employers to provide every outdoor worker with at least a quart of drinking water per hour, offer safety training on outdoor heat exposure and respond to any employee with symptoms of heat-related illness. The onus is on businesses under heat rules in Washington, Oregon and California, where Del Bosque Farms owner Joe Del Bosque was monitoring his workers Friday and into the weekend, when he was expecting temperatures above 110 F (43 C) in the Central Valley. “If we see it gets too hot and it’s a danger to them, we will shut down the operation and send them home,” he said. Del Bosque also said he educates workers who pick and pack melons on his farm about preventing heat illness and provides plenty of cool water and shade to rest. The scramble to protect workers follows a heat wave that hit the Northwest and British Columbia at the end of June and broke all-time heat records in places like Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
Father slain amid Richmond's rise in random violence as RPD plans to bolster homicide unit
"I'm so scared, I'm so scared, I'm so scared," she screamed. When Greene found McLaurin a short time later, he was lying on his face with blood coming from his head. He was trying to get up, but Greene told him to sit and be still. They would not let Greene go with him in the ambulance. "They wouldn't let us do anything."
Federal authorities launch online sexual exploitation safety program in Virginia
Raj Parekh, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a prepared statement that “online predators target some of the most vulnerable members of our society, and can cause a devastating impact on our communities and loved ones.”“The first step to fighting back is awareness — educating our youth and parents with information on how to prevent these crimes from happening,” he said. Internet predators use false online identities as a mask to lure in victims, and the victims are often also “masked” as a result of the fear and stigma that can accompany online exploitation, said Parekh. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, online exploitation exploded last year during the COVID-19 pandemic as social isolation and online activity increased. The center’s CyberTipline received more than 21.4 million reports of child sexual exploitation from electronic service providers in 2020, as well as over 303,000 reports of online sexual exploitation from the public. The figures represent a 27% annual increase in reporting from electronic service providers and a more than doubling in reports from the public.
Bedford man who shot two during drunken argument over Ford vs. Chevy is sentenced
At Friday’s sentencing hearing, Turner’s defense attorney, Brad Lindsay, called six witnesses who testified on behalf of Turner, including Tracy Bailey, his landlord and the Rev. Paul Jackson, who said he conducted Bible studies and counseling with Turner over the past two years since the incident. All witnesses said Turner expressed remorse for what he had done, and accepted full responsibility for his actions. Turner and other witnesses testified that since the shootings, he has been sober, quitting alcohol cold-turkey. Tracy Bailey called the incident an “accident,” adding that her husband “punishes himself daily” for what happened, reminded of his actions by two bullet holes in their porch.
Mexican magnate wanted for tax fraud has left country, govt says
MEXICOCITY – A prominent Mexican businessman who faces tax fraud charges left Mexico earlier this year, the government said on Friday. Miguel Aleman, a co-founder of budget airline Interjet, last left Mexico on Jan. 31, possibly months before a warrant for his arrest was issued. He took off from the international airport in Toluca, a state capital about an hour outside Mexico City, the National Migration Institute (INM) said in brief statement. News of the federal arrest warrant for Aleman was first reported this week but it is not clear when it was issued. The case marks one of the first times a high-profile business leader has been targeted by authorities under a new law that treats tax fraud as a crime punishable by jail time.
A digital calico is melting hearts (and napping a lot)
A lot of people in Tokyo feel the same way, no matter that the cat is just a bunch of pixels on a billboard. The 4K display does not officially “open” until Monday, but it has already drawn socially distanced crowds — and inspired many social media posts — since its installation last month. The digital calico behaves a bit like an actual cat, in the sense that it does whatever it pleases. (Fans have called it “Shinjuku east exit cat,” after the station.) Some people — even cat people — may also find that the Shinjuku east exit cat’s repertoire can begin to feel a little repetitive.
Jovenel Moïse: Haiti requests foreign troops after president's assassination
The request was sent by the government to the US and the UN, but the US says it has no plans to offer military assistance "at this time,"
3 quick breakfast ideas from TikTok that aren’t avocado toast
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Haiti's senate says its head should replace assassinated president
HAVANA – Haiti’s senate, which currently comprises just a third of its usual 30 senators, nominated on Friday its head Joseph Lambert to be interim president after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a document reviewed by Reuters showed. The move plunges Haiti deeper into political crisis with its constitution unclear as to who should take over the reins of power in this kind of situation and rival political factions in disagreement. The acting interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph has taken over the reins of power so far. Elections Minister Mathias Pierre said he would keep that role until presidential and legislative elections are held on Sept. 26.
S.Korea reports third consecutive record high new COVID-19 cases -KDCA
By Joyce LeeSEOUL -South Korea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases. Starting on Monday, coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time, South Korea said on Friday, as the streak of record new cases fanned concern. The country reported 1,378 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Friday, up from Thursday’s previous record of 1,316 a day. About 11% of South Korea’s 52 million population has completed vaccination, including receiving both shots for vaccines requiring two doses, while 30% have received one dose, KDCA said in a statement. South Korea’s total COVID-19 infections to date stand at 166,722, with 2,038 deaths.
How to make curry-style m?p? d?fu over cauliflower rice
The best solution for this dilemma is to use lower-carb rice alternatives in dishes where the flavor of the rice is not the star. The trick to cauliflower rice is to cook it until it’s quite tender, but not mushy, which will help it best resemble rice when mixed with a well-flavored sauce. Cook the frozen cauliflower rice in salted boiling water until tender. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed, but go light on the salt, since the cauliflower rice is also seasoned. Serve over the cauliflower rice, sprinkled with the reserved green onion.
Afghan pilots assassinated by Taliban as U.S. withdraws
“We didn’t know that he would never come back.”At least seven Afghan pilots, including Zamaray, have been assassinated off base in recent months, according to two senior Afghan government officials. Afghan military pilots are particularly attractive assassination targets, current and former U.S. and Afghan officials say. Gen. David Hicks, who commanded the training effort for the Afghan Air Force from 2016 to 2017. Although Taliban assassinations of pilots have happened in years past, the recent killings take on greater significance as the Afghan Air Force is tested like never before. Precious, overstretchedTwo Afghan Air Force pilots were killed on June 7 while trying to evacuate troops wounded during a surge of fighting against the Taliban insurgency.
Japanese vending machines: the cutting edge of merchandising … and on the brink of irrelevance?
In an online list of the world’s wackiest vending machines; compiled by Fodor’s Travel, Japan got the nod for 3 out of 13 — those selling beer, fresh eggs and bananas. The appearance of original vending machines does warrant media coverage, which is certainly the case for Dohiemon, a new type of vending machine that went into service earlier this year. Broken down by function, vending machines selling beverages are by far most numerous in Japan, accounting for 56.4% of the total. Lending machinesA recent vending machine experiment merges the functions of product sales with advertising promotion. The operator of the vending machine, a company called Sukima Depaato (which translates as crevice department), told the Nikkei that instead of jid?-hanbaiki (vending machine) it uses the name “jiy?-hanbaiki” (free-selling machine).
Proportion of female company leaders remains low in Japan
The proportion of female company leaders in Japan may have marked a record high in April, a private-sector survey showed Friday, but it still underscored the large gender disparity in the workplace. Of the female leaders, 50.8% became president after taking over from their husbands or parents due to old age or difficulty finding a successor, compared with 39.5% for men. Only 8.3% of women leaders were appointed through internal promotions, lower than the 11.8% of men, reflecting the gender gap in career-based appointments. Companies with capital of under ¥10 million made up 9.1% of all firms with female presidents, making it the most common category. Only 2.3% of firms with female leaders had capital of over ¥100 million.
Olympic fan's bid to set world record spoiled by decision to ban spectators
Kazunori Takishima’s Olympic dream of setting a world record — a plan that cost him almost $40,000 — ended this week when organisers said spectators would be banned from most Olympic events. Takishima bought a hundred Tokyo 2020 tickets, saving and planning for years in the hope of attending the most Olympic events ever. “I gain so many things when I attend Olympic events,” Takishima said. The tears these athletes cry are authentic. The Guinness World Record stands at 128 and in May, Takishima started negotiating with Guinness to register his record of 134.
Matt Damon looks relaxed as he heads out on a boat on day four of Cannes Film Festival
Matt Damon looked relaxed as he headed out on a boat at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The actor, 50, wore a white shirt and black sunglasses as he joined a group of friends to sail on the mediterranean sea. Chilled: Matt Damon, 50, looked relaxed in a white shirt as he headed out on a boat at the 74th Annual Cannes Film Festival on FridayHe has been attending the star-studded festival ahead of the release of his new film Stillwater. The beauty looked relaxed in a white cropped T-shirt and light blue jeans while out and about at the festival. It marks French filmmaker Leos Carax first feature film since the critically-acclaimed 2012 film Holy Motors for this new musical.
Dua Lipa is 'being sued $150,000 by a picture agency for sharing a paparazzi photo of herself'
Dua Lipa is reportedly being sued for $150,000 by a picture agency after sharing an image they had taken of her on Instagram. Integral Images have reportedly filed an $150,000 eight-page law suit against the Levitating hitmaker, 25, for sharing one of their images. The contentious snap, taken in February 2019, showed Dua getting on a plane in an oversized hat. Reports: Dua Lipa is reportedly being sued for $150,000 by a picture agency after sharing an image they had taken of her on Instagram'I'll be living under big fluffy hats until further notice,' the star captioned the post, which has since been removed. In the eight-page document, Integral Images claimed Dua had shared their material 'without permission or authorisation'.
The domestic media largely moves on from ‘public concern’ over the Olympics
On June 20, domestic and international media toured the Olympic and Paralympic Village where athletes will be housed during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. News, journalist Hiroyuki Morita cited Kawabuchi’s comments as illustrative of how public relations surrounding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics has developed in recent months. They do this partly with public opinion surveys, a media tool that Morita characterizes as being too malleable. Nevertheless, Takenaka seems to be the government’s point man for denying public concern. In fact, coverage of the public’s fears about the games has mainly come from foreign media.
Japan to ask tax-free stores to report visitors breaking quarantine
The government will ask duty-free stores to check the date of entry to Japan in customers’ passports and report if they were shopping during their required 14-day quarantine period, sources close to the matter said Friday. The quarantine rule has been frequently violated despite penalties for noncompliance such as public shaming or, in the case of foreign nationals, deportation. Under the country’s tax-free system, travelers from overseas can purchase goods without paying consumption tax, which ranges from 8% to 10%. Around 55,000 stores offer duty-free shopping, according to the Japan Tourism Agency. In June, around 17,000 people entered the country, according to the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
Bethenny Frankel shows off sensational swimsuit body in Portofino
And Bethenny Frankel showed off her enviably svelte figure as she posed up a storm for her Instagram this Friday. The 50-year-old put her sensational swimsuit body on display as she climbed drenched out of a swimming pool in Portofino. 'When I dip, you dip, we dip,' she wrote: 'Who wants to jump in with me? Meanwhile Bethenny has been holidaying with her smoldering fiance Paul Bernon whom she posed up with for Instagram from Italy. Bethenny and her second husband Jason Hoppy broke up at the end of 2012 but underwent a bitter divorce including a custody battle over their daughter Bryn, 11.
Warning Sydney in for Covid lockdown til AUGUST as western suburbs residents say they are scapegoats
Five million Sydneysiders could be stuck in lockdown until at least August, a leading infectious disease expert has claimed. Residents across Greater Sydney were hoping restrictions would be lifted on Saturday morning but now face the grim reality of five more weeks in isolation. Poll Are residents in Sydney's south-west being unfairly blamed for the lockdown extension? Yes No Are residents in Sydney's south-west being unfairly blamed for the lockdown extension? Her grim warning comes as tensions mount in south-west Sydney, where 100 extra police officers have been sent to ensure compliance in worrying Covid hotspots.
Penelope Cruz sizzles in a pink swimsuit as she continues to enjoy a family holiday to Sardinia
AdvertisementPenelope Cruz continued to enjoy her family holiday to Sardinia on Friday as she visited the beach with her husband Javier Bardem and their two children Leo, 10, and Luna, seven. Keeping an eye out for her family, Penelope was seen looking out to sea with a striped towel around her shoulders and denim hot pants over her swimsuit. When she returned to the beach, Penelope spent some quality time with her husband by the edge of the water. The doting parents looked out to sea to keep a watchful eye on the children, who Penelope sweetly applauded as they played. The actress said that she and her husband are careful not to let their careers seep into their family life.
Blending families! Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck grab lunch with their kids in Brentwood
Jennifer Lopez and her 'true love' Ben Affleck were seen grabbing lunch at the Brentwood Country Mart with their kids on Friday afternoon. And Lopez couldn't keep her hands off her man as she tenderly rested her hand on his back before they enjoyed lunch. The sighting comes after the pair spent a romantic weekend together in The Hamptons for July 4, before they jetted back to Los Angeles together. On Thursday another source told People that Ben is 'bonding,' with both kids swimmingly and that the couple continue to be 'beyond happy.' He looked to be the ultimate doting stepdad-to-be as he spent quality time with both he and Lopez's kids
Leonardo Da Vinci £8.8MILLION animal portrait becomes most-expensive drawing on paper ever
Reportedly the most expensive sale for any of Da Vinci's work on paperLeonardo Da Vinci's drawing of the head of a bear was sold for a record £8.8million at auction. It was purchased at Christie's auction house by an unnamed 'family trust' and is the most expensive sale for any of Da Vinci's work on paper. The signature of Leonardo da Vinci is written in the bottom-right hand corner. Da Vinci's other works, such as the Mona Lisa that is found at the Louvre Museum in Paris, are considered priceless. In addition to Da Vinci's paintings, the Italian renaissance polymath's drawings are among some of the most treasured items in museum and private collections.
Survivors of newspaper attack testify at gunman's trial
'I was waiting to die, and so I was praying,' said Selene San Felice, who was a reporter at the paper. Phil Davis, who was a reporter at the paper, described hearing Ramos reload near where he hid under a desk. During the trial on Friday, a model of the former Capital Gazette newspaper office was also displayed as survivors showed jurors where they were in the newsroom at the time of the attack. Prosecutors also called insurance agent Keith Cyphers, who worked across the hallway from the office, to testify, the Capital Gazette reported on Friday. Lynne Griffin cries and hugs a television reporter after saying a prayer at a makeshift memorial outside of The Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018.
Jamie Lynn Spears memoir title inspired by Britney lyric SCRAPPED by publisher amid 'sensitive time'
Jamie Lynn Spears' publisher is stepping in to correct what it says are 'inaccurate and incomplete' details about the actress' upcoming memoir. 'We look forward to sharing accurate and complete details about the project at the appropriate time and to celebrating the release of her memoir with Jamie Lynn and her fans next year.' 'Hi, I respect that everyone has the right to express themselves, but can we please stop with the death threats, especially the death threats to children. Jamie Lynn is the only member of Britney's immediate family who doesn't appear to be profiting from the conservatorship. Even if she's not directly profiting off her sister's conservatorship, Jamie Lynn is still entangled in her financial affairs.
Nanny for Paraguayan first lady's sister and Chicago student confirmed dead in Miami condo collapse
Ilan Naibryf, 21, a physics major at the University of Chicago, was confirmed on Friday as among the dead. This aerial view, shows search and rescue personnel working on site after the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside'All those who have passed ... are leaving behind loved ones. No one has been found alive since the first hours after a large section of the 12-story Champlain Towers South came crashing down on June 24. The video, which was shared with DailyMail.com, was taken in the garage of the Champlain Towers South building in July last year. It did, however, note the need for extensive and costly repairs to fix the systemic issues with Champlain Towers South.
Baltimore police officer 'hid body of his stepson, 15, in wall then tried to grab gun from cop'
A Baltimore police officer allegedly hid the body of his teenage stepson in a wall of his home's loft before trying to grab gun away from cop during his arrest, prosecutors said in charging documents obtained by DailyMail.com. Dasan Jones, 15, was allegedly found in a hole in the wall of the loft at the home of Baltimore Police Officer Eric G. Banks Jr. Cops found Dasan's body in a 'hole in the wall with a white cover leaning on it,' the documents obtained by DailyMail.com show. 'The deputy commissioner and I have been in communication with the chief of Anne Arundel County,' Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison told the Baltimore Sun. According to the Baltimore Sun, Dasan was a magnet student at Glen Burnie High School and an accomplished violin player.
Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman reunited with dog Mylo who 'ran off' during July 4 fireworks
THANK YOU Carla, Gayle & her sweet dog,' she said. THANK YOU Carla, Gayle & her sweet dog,' she wrote. THANK YOU Carla, Gayle & her sweet dog,' Raisman wrote in the caption. 'My dog Mylo was terrified of fireworks and ran off,' she tweeted. She also posted pictures of Mylo, a brown dog weighing about 35 pounds with a white stripe on his face and blue eyes.
Finance chiefs of South Korea, US hold talks on sidelines of G-20 meeting
South Korean Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki (right)and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen greet with a fist bump ahead of their talks in Venice, Italy, on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting of top finance and economic officials on Friday. (Yonhap)Top economic policymakers of South Korea and the United States have held talks over bilateral economic cooperation and global issues, the finance ministry said Saturday. Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen held the meeting in Venice, Italy, on Friday (local time) on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting of top finance and economic officials, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The finance chiefs also discussed major G-20 agenda items, including climate change and the overhaul of a global corporate tax scheme, according to the ministry. Hong held separate meetings with Turkey's Finance Minister Lutfi Elvan and his Italian counterpart, Daniele Franco, to discuss ways to bolster economic cooperation.
Seoul stocks likely to face volatility next week on virus woes
Analysts expected local financial markets to face another week of volatility from the virus uncertainties amid upbeat earnings outlook. "The economic indicators and corporate earnings (forecast) are promising, while the COVID-19 risk emerged as a reef," NH Investment & Securities analyst Kim Young-hwan said. "Temporary adjustment and relatively high volatility may weigh down the stock prices, but it is unlikely that the virus would cause another economic crash," he added. Next week, South Korea's jobless data for June will be released Wednesday. China's second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) and U.S. retail and industrial output will be published the same day.
Hataoka uses blistering closing stretch to keep Marathon lead
This marks the fourth time in her career she has held the lead through 36 holes, most recently at the 2020 ShopRite Classic. She will take a two stroke lead over American Mina Harigae into the third round of the $2 million tournament which pays the winner $300,000. After shooting the lowest opening round score on the LPGA Tour is almost seven years on Thursday, Hataoka began the second round with a bogey on No. “I did kind of look (at the leaderboard) because we had to wait along the way,” said Hataoka. Tiffany Joh wrapped up her LPGA Tour career by missing the cut as she shot a one-over 73.
COVID-19 cases hit new high for 3rd day ahead of semi-lockdown in greater Seoul
(Yonhap)South Korea on Saturday posted the highest-ever daily COVID-19 cases for the third straight day, as the country is set to impose the highest level of virus curbs on the greater Seoul area next week. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said 1,378 COVID-19 cases were confirmed the previous day, including 1,320 local infections, raising the total caseload to 166,722. It was also the first time that the nation's daily cases rose above 1,200 for four straight days, as the nation is grappling with the fourth wave of infections. Cluster infections have recently been breaking out across various places -- such as companies, schools and department stores -- across the greater Seoul area amid a surge in cases of the contagious delta COVID-19 variant. The total number of people released from quarantine after making full recoveries was 153,153, up 655 from a day earlier.
ACLU of Texas Comment on the Arrest of Hervis Rogers
HOUSTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube are representing Hervis Rogers, a Houston man facing charges for voting while on parole after waiting more than six hours in line to cast his ballot in March 2020. Rogers was arrested on Wednesday and is now in Montgomery County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail. The following quote can be attributed to Andre Segura, legal director of the ACLU of Texas:“The arrest and prosecution of Mr. Rogers should alarm all Texans. Our laws should not intimidate people from voting by increasing the risk of prosecution for, at worst, innocent mistakes. We will continue to fight for justice for Mr. Rogers and will push back against efforts to further restrict voting rights.”
Biden fires head of Social Security Administration
A White House official confirmed that Saul’s employment was terminated. “I consider myself the term-protected Commissioner of Social Security,” Saul told the Post in an interview Friday afternoon, denouncing the "Friday Night Massacre." "This was the first I or my deputy knew this was coming," Saul told The Post, referring to a Friday morning White House email. The Social Security Administration was established in 1935 as an independent agency but was moved under the Department of Health and Human Services for some time before former President Clinton signed legislation restoring its independent status in 1994. "DONT POLITICIZE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMIN,” Grassley tweeted.
McConnell Is Shocked, Shocked, to Find His Vax-Hesitant Party Isn’t Vaxxed
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd in Kentucky Thursday that he was “perplexed” by vaccine hesitancy within the conservative movement. McConnell appeared at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to talk about infrastructure and to implore Kentucky Gov. But McConnell also expressed confusion about why Republicans continue to drag down the rest of the country’s efforts to overcome the pandemic. Advertisement“To use a sports analogy, we're in the red zone, the last 20 yards before the end zone, but we're not in the end zone yet because there is resistance for various reasons that seem to have gotten caught up in politics,” McConnell told attendees. Experts believe that the variant, which is more transmissible and now makes up a clear majority of U.S. COVID-19 cases, is driving an upswing in COVID-19 cases, particularly in states that have low vaccination rates.
Blake Masters, ally of Peter Thiel, files paperwork for Arizona US Senate run
PHOENIX (AP) — Blake Masters, an ally of billionaire entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, filed papers Friday to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona. Masters has worked with Thiel for years and is currently the chief operating officer of Thiel Capital and president of the Thiel Foundation, according to his Twitter bio and LinkedIn profile. Thiel is a prolific Republican donor and is widely expected to spend millions supporting Masters’ campaign. Masters formed a campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission but did not make a formal announcement. Masters considered challenging former Republican Sen. Martha McSally last year but opted against running.
Houston voter who waited 6 hours arrested for illegal voting
He was among Houston voters on Super Tuesday who waited more than an hour — and some for several hours — in mostly minority, Democratic neighborhoods. He was arrested this week on two counts of illegal voting, a second-degree felony that carries a possible sentence of two to 20 years in prison. Texas is the biggest state where Republicans have vowed to make voting changes since Donald Trump’s false claims that fraud cost him the 2020 election. Photos of voters waiting in long lines on the Houston campus appeared on news websites and ricocheted around social media. As soon as Saturday, Texas Republicans could begin advancing their revived election bills at the state Capitol.
Rupert Murdoch approved Fox News Arizona call that signaled Trump defeat, book says
Shortly after 11pm ET on 3 November, Wolff writes, Lachlan Murdoch was told by the Fox News decision desk it was ready to call the state for Biden. It was, Wolff writes, “still, by most measures, hotly contested and still a definite Trump win” in one forecasting model. But Lachlan Murdoch called his father and asked if he wanted to make a call which was sure to anger Trump. Wolff reported that Trump called Murdoch to enthuse about how he was going to help big tech more than Barack Obama. Murdoch, Wolff writes, got off the phone, shrugged and said: “What a fucking idiot.”
California oil regulators deny new fracking permits
Fracking involves injecting high-pressure water deep underground to extract oil or gas from rock. In April, Newsom directed the state’s Geologic Energy Management Division, or CalGEM, to develop a plan to stop issuing new fracking permits by 2024 after a measure to ban fracking died in the Legislature. Those decisions would make California the largest state to ban fracking and likely the first in the world to set a deadline for ending oil production. CalGEM has approved 100 new oil well-drilling permits and a dozen new fracking permits this year, according to state records cited by the Chronicle. Newsom should “instruct his agency to deny all new oil and gas permits immediately,” said a statement from Alexandra Nagy, California director for the nonprofit group Food and Water Watch.
Assassination of Haitian president becomes complex international web
They were told, Solages explained, that they were executing an order to arrest the president authorized by a judge. But something, the men told investigators, had gone terribly wrong. And a dead president of Haiti,” said Ralph Chevry, a board member of the Haiti Center for Socio Economic Policy in Port-au-Prince, the capital. Colombian President Iván Duque ordered the heads of the national intelligence and intelligence of the national police to travel to Haiti, with Interpol personnel, to support the investigations. "We offer all the collaboration to find the truth about the material and intellectual authors of the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse,” he said on Twitter.
Cowessess First Nation chief applauds calls for national residential schools investigation
A Saskatchewan First Nation Chief said calls for an investigation into child abuse at residential schools are needed to make sure nothing is left unturned. Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme is one of those who announced findings of unmarked graves at nearby residential school cemeteries. Chief Cadmus Delorme holds the agreement acknowledging jurisdiction and providing funding for Cowessess First Nation to control its own local child welfare system on Tuesday afternoon. Guest host Peter Mills talks with Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme about what this means to the community. A national Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for residential school survivors and those affected.
Italy allows rescue ship with 572 migrants to dock
Italy on Thursday (8 July) authorised the Ocean Viking migrant rescue ship to dock in Sicily after the group urged EU members to allow 572 people picked up in the Mediterranean Sea over three days to be brought ashore. Much needed news received by the #OceanViking from Italian maritime authorities this evening: the 572 survivors will disembark in Augusta, Sicily. The Ocean Viking a NGO vessel rescued migrants from Mediterranean sea& urged EU members to allow 572 people picked up in the Sea over three days to be brought ashore. The operation was Ocean Viking’s sixth rescue within days and brought the total number of migrants onboard to 572. So far this year, more than 880 migrants have died trying to reach Europe from North Africa, according to the International Organization for Migration.
California city destroys dozens of boats people call home to clear floating community
NBC News' Jacob Ward reports on the fallout from a Northern California city's efforts to clear out a floating community by destroying dozens of boats where people live.
The CDC has updated its mask guidelines for schools. Some states will listen, some won't.
Schools and state officials have been waiting weeks for updated CDC guidance, rolling out a patchwork of tentative and contradictory rules for their own teachers and students. Dan McKee announced on June 30 that vaccinated students and teachers wouldn't be required to wear masks. Other states, such as Oregon and New Jersey, aren't issuing mask requirements, but will allow individual school districts to determine whether they want students to wear masks. Kim Reynolds signed a bill May 20 that said school districts cannot require students or staff to wear masks. Greg Abbott signed an executive order banning mask mandates by all government entities, including school districts.
Today in History for July 10th
Today in History for July 10thHighlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies.
Resident of ‘Little Haiti’ reacts to assassination
Resident of ‘Little Haiti’ reacts to assassinationResident of Miami’s ‘Little Haiti’ reacts to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Disneyland unveils new Jungle Cruise that removes racially insensitive depictions, adds new story
Disneyland has revealed its course correction for its Jungle Cruise attraction in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Florida, that removes racially offensive depictions of Indigenous people. Tribal dancers, a war party waving spears and shrunken head dealer Trader Sam have been removed from the seven-minute Jungle Cruise journey. Disney World, Disneyland: Jungle Cruise updating depictions of Indigenous peopleDuring a Disneyland introduction Friday, Disney Imagineers said the attraction has been revamped many times since Walt Disney originally envisioned the 66-year-old ride to reflect Disney's nature documentaries "True-Life Adventures." It's this diverse group of explorers who have been added as the characters literally up the pole in the revised Jungle Cruise scene featuring animatronic rhinoceros and hyenas. There are surprisingly sparse references to Disney's "Jungle Cruise" film adaptation starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, coming to theaters July 28.
Biden Fires Trump Appointee as Head of Social Security Administration
President Biden fired President Donald J. Trump’s appointed head of the Social Security Administration on Friday, setting off a possible legal showdown over who rightfully holds the position. Mr. Biden asked on Friday morning for the resignations of Andrew Saul, the agency’s commissioner, and David Black, a deputy commissioner. Mr. Black resigned as requested, but Mr. Saul refused and was notified by the administration that he had been fired, an administration official said. Mr. Biden moved to appoint an acting commissioner, Kilolo Kijakazi, while the administration looks for permanent successors for the two jobs. The firing was the latest bid by Mr. Biden to oust a Trump-appointed director of an independent executive agency.
What Parents Need to Know About the C.D.C.’s Covid School Guidelines
Even when such universal masking rules are in place, exceptions should be made for students and staff members with disabilities that make wearing a mask difficult, the guidelines said. The agency recommended that students remain at least three feet apart from one another in the classroom, consistent with earlier guidance. In those cases, the guidelines said, it is particularly important to adopt other precautions, including masking, frequent virus testing and improved ventilation. The guidelines also recommend that students remain at least six feet apart from teachers and staff and that unvaccinated teachers and staff remain six feet apart from one another. But some experts said that they found the varied distancing suggestions hard to follow and that schools would need clearer guidelines.
Texas Democrats Weigh Options for Blocking Voting Bill, Including Flight
The bills unveiled on Thursday include many provisions that provoked Democratic outrage back in May. The last maneuver carries the risk of the Senate simply approving the House bill without any changes to it. Virtually all of the discussion about fleeing and denying a quorum has come from Democrats in the House, where 55 of 67 Democrats would have to leave the state to block a vote. In the Senate, where there are 13 Democrats, 11 of them would have to stay away to prevent a vote. The people with knowledge of the discussions said there had been preliminary conversations about how Democrats would leave the state to avoid being forced back to the State Capitol.
Fans applaud Amy Schumer for honoring National Bikini Day with graphic photo of son's birth
Expect the unexpected with Amy Schumer, who surprised fans with her National Bikini Day post. The comedian, 40, sparked supportive fan reactions with her latest Instagram post Friday: a graphic photo from the day she gave birth to her son, Gene, via C-section. Fans also applauded Schumer for her post, with user @lizziehuxley calling her a "warrior." Months after unveiling her son's original full name on Instagram, Gene Attell Fischer, Schumer revealed she and her husband altered his name after realizing their first try sounded NSFW. Parenting:Amy Schumer has perfect response to how she'll 'cope' if son has autism like husbandContributing: Charles Trepany, Sara Moniuszko, Cydney Henderson
Ride along on Disney's revamped Jungle Cruise attraction
Ride along on Disney's revamped Jungle Cruise attractionThe Jungle Cruise at Walt Disney parks had previously been criticized for its depictions of Indigenous people.
How Facebook is turning beloved American values on their head
Not long ago, the nation celebrated our shared values and common interests while respecting dissenting opinions. Fact is, our shared sense of values is compromised when it comes to social-media platforms’ ad hoc and vague policies. Yet slamming free speech isn’t Facebook’s only abuse: The platform also serves as a primary tool for sex-traffickers. see also Facebook must face sex-trafficking suit, Texas judge rules Facebook may be held accountable for knowingly benefitting from sex... Americans cherish their traditional values; we shouldn’t let corporate hypocrisy and censorship by a bastion of self-anointed geeks destroy them.
NYC’s push to move homeless from hotels to shelters halted in court
The Department of Homeless Services temporarily suspended its push to move 8,000 homeless New Yorkers from hotels and into shelters Friday — just hours after advocates filed a motion accusing City Hall of violating the rights of people with medical and mental health problems. So far, residents from 23 of the 60 emergency hotel shelters opened to provide space for social distancing during the pandemic have already been moved back into the city’s congregate shelter system. The plan from the Department of Homeless Services would have relocated 8,000 people out of hotels. But Legal Aid’s lawsuit disputes that statement, claiming that City Hall failed to follow required protocol for transferring the homeless hotel residents with major health needs back to more traditional barracks-style shelters. “It is time to move homeless folks who were in hotels for a temporary period of time back to shelters, where they can get the support they need,” de Blasio said last month.
Biden Warns Putin to Act Against Ransomware Groups, or U.S. Will Strike Back
Immediately after that meeting, Mr. Biden said he told the Russian president he would respond “in a cyber way” against Russia if Mr. Putin failed to take action against groups operating on its territory. But Mr. Biden declined to say whether the United States had asked for specific action against individuals that it believes are part of REvil. While the United States and Russia have long sparred over state-sponsored attacks — including the SolarWinds espionage operation by Russia’s elite S.V.R. The White House blamed a Russian ransomware group, called DarkSide, for the attack on Colonial Pipeline that halted gasoline and jet fuel deliveries up the East Coast this spring. Until recently, the United States has largely treated ransomware as a criminal problem, indicting leading actors if it could identify them.
NYC gallery selling Hunter Biden art gets vandalized
A conspiracy theorist known for his high-profile shenanigans was busted Friday for vandalizing the Manhattan gallery where Hunter Biden’s art pieces are being sold. The street artist and filmmaker quips, “What, you’re arresting me ’cause your down with Biden’s war crimes?” He was referring to Hunter’s dad, President Biden. War crimes, baby! EPAThe Boston man made headlines in 2019 when he defaced an art installation featuring a duct-taped banana at Art Basel, scrawling “Epstien [stet] didn’t kill himself,” and gobbling up the fruit. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Webber sued the Trump campaign, alleging he’d been shoved by a staffer into a table, according to reports.
Mets are starting to ‘hate’ all these doubleheaders
“I love the seven-inning doubleheaders, but I hate that we have so many this year,” Lindor said before the Mets faced the Pirates at Citi Field. On Wednesday, the Mets spilt a doubleheader against the Brewers at Citi Field, winning the first game and losing the nightcap. Mets star Francisco Lindor is getting tired of all these doubleheaders. “We have got to figure out how to win two games in a day.”The Mets aren’t finished with doubleheaders after Saturday. It’s the highest total for the franchise since 1979, when the Mets played 19 doubleheaders.
The best desserts in NYC: Where to treat yourself this summer
Island PopsGet the taste of the Caribbean in Crown Heights with Island Pops. Executive chef Mary Attea and pastry chef Camari Mick make four varieties of gourmet ice cream sandwiches: Oishii Berry ice cream (made with pricy Omakase strawberries) on pistachio macarons, coconut ice cream on vegan coconut caramel cookies, miso ice cream on chocolate chip cookies and hazelnut macarons on blackberry ice cream. 265 Elizabeth St.; 212-219-0764, MusketRoom.comWhipped Urban Dessert LabLower East SideThis oat milk ice cream cone from Whipped Urban Dessert Lab is among the best vegan desserts in NYC. Only available for the month of July, the strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwich ($7) features a buttermilk biscuit, strawberry jam, whipped cream and a scoop of strawberry ice cream accented with basil, lemon curd and Nilla Wafers clusters. In the next few months, the couple plans to head to Pennsylvania to pick concord grapes for fall-worthy peanut butter and jelly ice pops.
Kevin Durant was never going to miss this Olympics opportunity
But he still gave up a month of his offseason to commit to Team USA and a trip to Tokyo for the Olympics. “I committed to USA Basketball when I was coming out of college,” Durant said. Kevin Durant will compete for Team USA at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. He certainly was not going to miss the first Olympics since the passing of Kobe Bryant, whose memory Durant said is driving the many Team USA stars who looked up to him. “Guys that had close relationships will understand how he’d approach every single day, especially with Team USA.
Struggling Gerrit Cole returns to Houston for ‘important’ Yankees start
HOUSTON — Gerrit Cole scored the richest contract for a pitcher in history in December 2019, based in large part on how he pitched for the Astros. In his return to Minute Maid Park with the Yankees, things aren’t quite as good for Cole. Cole’s spin rates — which can be improved by using sticky substances — have dropped since the crackdown. In his last outing, Sunday against the Mets, his spin rates were down from his season average on all of his pitches. Asked Friday if he intends to pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Denver, Cole said, “I think so,” but he and the Yankees will discuss it following Saturday’s start.
Brett Gardner’s struggles only highlight Yankees’ outfield problem
Brett Gardner’s struggles at the plate this season have only been a footnote to the Yankees’ overall lack of offensive production from their center and left fielders. After going 2-for-33 in the past 15 games, Gardner is about to wrap up an underwhelming first half of the 2021 season. While Gardner is the longest-tenured member of the 2021 Yankees, it is apparent he has not been able to contribute as he once did. The Yankees have yet to figure out how to clear that hurdle, and their offense has suffered as a result. Boone opted to deploy Tyler Wade, who was recalled from Triple-A on Thursday, in left field and batting ninth Friday.
Deadspin EIC Jim Rich resigns in latest turmoil at G/O Media
Jim Rich, the former Daily News editor charged with bringing Deadspin back to life following a mass staff exodus, has resigned after just 18 months on the job, The Post has learned. Neither Spanfeller nor Rich returned calls seeking comment at the time of writing. No replacement has been tapped for Rich, who built an entirely new staff from the ground up at Deadspin. Within days, the entire editorial staff had followed him out the door. “Long live Deadspin.”For three months, Deadspin was a ghost site until its restaffing under Rich.
In Afghanistan debate, Biden’s instincts align with those of Trump
In the weeks following Biden’s withdrawal announcement, pressure has mounted even from within his party to solidify plans to assist thousands of onetime interpreters who are endangered by the U.S. withdrawal. As of this week, officials were still trying to hammer out plans to airlift some of those former employees to third countries or U.S. territories while their visa applications to come to the United States are processed.
Members of Congress demand immediate funding for Capitol Police, but face headwinds in the Senate
“We will be turning our backs on those who fought, led, and died on that day to protect us and defend this building and everything it stands for. We will be forcing the women and men of the National Guard to go without training that is necessary to achieve their mission. And we will be telling the Capitol staff who support us that we do not support them,” he said on the Senate floor in late June.
‘I was waiting to die’: Capital Gazette mass shooting survivors testify in killer’s sanity trial
Ramos, 41, has already pleaded guilty to committing the murders, but his defense attorneys spent the first seven days of his sanity trial arguing that he should not be held criminally responsible for the mass shooting. They offered the jury testimonies from law enforcement, medical experts and Ramos’s sister that they say show at the time of the attack — because of a mental disorder — Ramos lacked the ability to understand the criminality of his behavior or conform it to the requirements of the law.
Biden fires Social Security commissioner, who refuses to leave office
President Biden fired the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, a holdover from the Trump administration, after he refused to resign Friday. The Associated Press reported that Deputy Commissioner David Black, another Trump holdover, had agreed to resign. Biden named Kilolo Kijakazi as acting commissioner while the administration conducts a search for a permanent commissioner and deputy commissioner. Kijakazi currently is the SSA’s deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy. Congressional Republicans accused Biden of politicizing the agency, which pays out billions of dollars per year to more than 60 million Social Security beneficiaries, including seniors and the disabled.
Knicks legend Earl Monroe thinks Chris Paul is ‘made’ for MSG
“Earl The Pearl” would love for the Suns’ Chris Paul to take the same path in the late stages of his career. Paul helped Monroe promote his documentary, “Black Magic” that centered on civil rights through the prism of basketball at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Chris Paul (l.) and Earl Monroe (r.) at Legends & Legacy: A Salute to 100 Years of Change at Gotham Hall on July 15, 2009. And Chris is that stabilizing force.”Earl Monroe playing for the Knicks against the Celtics in 1979. NBAE via Getty ImagesThat Paul has lasted to 36 is unsurprising to the Knicks legend, but playing at an MVP level is.
Art museum that adapted to make PPE returns to its old purpose
But we’re told the center — chaired by Sue Hostetler, editor-in-chief of Art Basel magazine — has returned to its original mission of welcoming art students. The Ranch has a series of events this summer including a talk with photographer Tyler Mitchell, who shot the 2018 Vogue cover of Beyoncé. Visual artist Derrick Adams, Whitney Museum curator Scott Rothkopf, Alexis Rockman and painter Jennifer Guidi will also be stopping by over the season. Aspen has been heating up the art world with top galleries Lehmann Maupin, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Almine Rech, and Marianne Boesky Gallery all hosting pop-ups in the ritzy Colorado mountain town. We’re told a large crowd of art big wigs is also expected for this month’s Shara Hughes exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum.
Air Force professor who taught critical race theory should be fired, GOP rep says
Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., called this week for U.S. Air Force Academy professor Lynne Chandler Garcia to be fired after she publicly advocated for military academies to teach critical race theory to incoming cadets. "Critical Race Theory teaches that the only way to right past racial discrimination is with present racial discrimination," Green wrote in the letter. Green issued his call for Garcia’s dismissal amid a broader clash between GOP lawmakers and military leadership about critical race theory. Air Force and Air Force Academy officials did not immediately return requests for comment on Green’s call for Garcia’s dismissal. In May, Green introduced a bill seeking to block the teaching of critical race theory at military academies.
Man shot dead, 3 people stabbed near preschool in France: report
One person was shot dead and three were stabbed near a preschool in France on Friday — and the shooter remains "on the run," according to reports. An 18-year-old man was shot in the chest not far from the unnamed school in the La Milliere section of Marseille around 5 p.m. local time, according to unconfirmed local reports cited by the UK Express. "A man was shot dead and three others injured near a kindergarten in Marseille. The author of the shots is on the run and wanted," the local news channel AR1 tweeted Friday, using the French term for preschool. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPOther details about the attack, including whether any children were hurt, were not immediately available Friday.
New York police officer placed on paid leave after hitting handcuffed woman who tried to bite him: report
An upstate New York police officer is on paid administrative leave after authorities said he struck a woman who was trying to bite him during an altercation in a Walmart, according to local news reports. Spain attempted to detain Byrd, who was arguing with a group of people in the Walmart. "They disrespected my sister," Byrd can be heard telling the officer on Spain's body cam. Spain has been placed on paid administrative leave while that investigation takes place, The Post-Standard reported. A group of people gathered at the DeWitt police department to protest against the officer's actions on Friday afternoon.
Megan Thee Stallion to appear on cover Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue: report
As if Megan Thee Stallion needed more proof that she’s a savage. A source told Page Six the "Hot Girl Summer" rapper is poised to be one of the next cover girls for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue this year. But an industry source told us we should expect to see even more of her in the coming months. MEGAN THEE STALLION CALLS FOR PROTECTION OF BLACK WOMEN IN OP-ED ABOUT SHOOTING"She’s working on a new album. BEYONCÉ AND MEGAN THEE STALLION CHOREOGRAPHER LAUNCHES COMPANY TO COPYRIGHT DANCE MOVESWe’ll have to wait and see if her collection will also make its debut on SI’s pages.
Bill Cosby filing to recoup ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars for wrongful incarceration, publicist says
Bill Cosby’s legal team is reportedly exploring a countersuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for what they believe was a "wrongful incarceration" after the embattled performer served two years of a three- to-10-year sentence for sexual assault. BRUCE CASTOR EXPLAINS 2004 'DECISION' NOT TO PROSECUTE BILL COSBY ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES"Isn't he owed money for every day that he's in jail or am I wrong?" WHAT’S NEXT FOR BILL COSBY AFTER SEX ASSAULT CONVICTION OVERTURNEDWyatt was further probed to provide a "ballpark" estimate of how much he believes Cosby is owed for his incarceration. Bloom responded to Wyatt's claims on Friday in a statement for Fox News urging Wyatt to "choose your words carefully." BILL COSBY EYEING RETURN TO COMEDY AFTER PRISON RELEASE, SPOKESMAN SAYS: 'HE WANTS TO RETURN TO THE STAGE'"We already scored one spectacular win against Bill Cosby in our defamation litigation after another of his reps spoke recklessly," she retorted.
Brown's Dr. Ashish Jha on CDC guidance on vaccinated students, and booster shot debate
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBrown's Dr. Ashish Jha on CDC guidance on vaccinated students, and booster shot debateDr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss the CDC's new guidance about mask-wearing among vaccinated students in classrooms.
NJ House candidate, Air Force vet, shoots down BLM Utah calling US flag 'symbol of hate'
"The fact of the matter is that Black people are Americans, and Black history is American history," Republican House candidate Billy Prempeh told Fox News Friday. BLM UTAH CHAPTER CALLS AMERICAN FLAG ‘SYMBOL OF HATRED’The flag is the opposite, he said. The 31-year-old Republican House candidate said over the course of U.S. history, Americans made "incredible, incredible advancements" in terms of civil rights and social justice. "I'm an Air Force veteran, and I took a lot of pride fighting under the American flag," he said. The candidate and other volunteers will be in Paterson’s namesake park for a cleanup along the Passaic River Saturday morning.
President Biden signs executive order to attack monopolies
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailPresident Biden signs executive order to attack monopoliesCNBC's Ylan Mui joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to offer analysis on President Biden's executive order targeting Big Tech monopolies.
Synaptics CEO Michael Hurlston on the semiconductor company's transformation
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSynaptics CEO Michael Hurlston on the semiconductor company's transformationSynaptics CEO Michael Hurlston discussed his multi-year effort to reignite the semiconductor business, whose shares have climbed steadily under his tenure.
Billionaire blast off: Branson expected to launch into space Sunday
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailBillionaire blast off: Branson expected to launch into space SundayCNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Sir Richard Branson's upcoming launch with his space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, slated for this Sunday. Garrett Reisman, former NASA astronaut, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss the launch.
Lightspeed CEO on being a one-stop shop powering digital commerce
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailLightspeed CEO on being a one-stop shop powering digital commerceLightspeed CEO Dax Dasilva explained how the point-of-sale and e-commerce software provider differentiates itself in the industry.
Watch Friday's full episode of Mad Money with Jim Cramer — July 09, 2021
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWatch Friday's full episode of Mad Money with Jim Cramer — July 09, 2021"Mad Money" host and former hedge fund manager, Jim Cramer, provides stock traders with all manner of investing advice.
Synaptics CEO Michael Hurlston full interview on 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer'
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSynaptics CEO Michael Hurlston full interview on 'Mad Money with Jim Cramer'Synaptics CEO Michael Hurlston joined CNBC's Jim Cramer on "Mad Money" to give an update the software company's turnaround plan and capitalizing on an increasingly connected world.
Jim Cramer on looming earnings season
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailJim Cramer on looming earnings seasonWall Street will kick off what feels like an endless earnings season with so many publicly traded companies to consider, CNBC's Jim Cramer said on "Mad Money."
Two Americans among suspects arrested for assassination of Haitian president
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailTwo Americans among suspects arrested for assassination of Haitian presidentJacqueline Charles, Miami Herald report, joins "The News with Shepard Smith" to discuss the latest news out of Haiti following the assassination of the country's president.
Residents of Canadian town destroyed by record-breaking fire return for glimpse of homes
The charred remnants of a car, destroyed by a wildfire on June 30, is seen during a media tour by authorities in Lytton, British Columbia, Canada July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jennifer GauthierLYTTON, British Columbia, July 9 (Reuters) - Residents of Lytton, British Columbia, were able to see the remains of their homes on Friday for the first time since they were forced to flee for their lives days ago. The central British Columbia town made headlines at the end of June for breaking Canada's heat record - hitting 49.6°C (121.28°F) at its hottest - and was then almost completely destroyed in a forest fire caused in part by the heat wave. Ninety percent of the town was destroyed, Lytton Mayor Jan Polderman said. Residents had not been able to return to the town until Friday due to ongoing fires and toxic substances in the area.
Entertainment venues in England to make customers use vaccination passports -The Times
People drink at the terrace of a bar, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease, in London, Britain, April 16, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File PhotoJuly 9 (Reuters) - Entertainment venues in England will force customers to use so-called vaccination passports from autumn to prove they have had either both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test the day before, The Times newspaper reported. COVID-19 certificates will be required for customers to enter bars, restaurants and nightclubs under plans to tackle a fourth wave of the coronavirus, the newspaper said. The government plans to lift capacity restrictions on pubs, restaurants and other public events on July 19 in England. read moreReporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Chris ReeseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
U.S. reported to seek talks on easing cannabis restrictions in sports
A woman walks into the head office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo/File PhotoJuly 9 (Reuters) - The White House will seek a meeting with the world anti-doping body about easing restrictions on athletes' cannabis use, a media report said on Friday, after a positive test for American sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson made her ineligible for the Olympic team. The Financial Times said the White House is seeking the meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) through the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, which has a seat on the body's foundation. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the report. WADA said it has not received a request for a meeting.
Chiefs' Frank Clark charged with felony possession of assault weapon
Feb 2, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark (55) celebrates after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports2021-07-09 23:27:28 GMT+00:00 - Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was charged in Los Angeles County with felony possession of an assault weapon on Friday and faces up to three years in prison. FOX4 in Kansas City reported that Clark will be arraigned on July 14 in Compton, Calif. The 28-year-old Clark is entering the third season of a five-year, $104 million deal with the Chiefs. Clark has amassed 202 tackles, 11 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and two interceptions in 91 games (59 starts).
Extreme heat cooks shellfish alive on Puget Sound beaches
A record-shattering heat wave June 26-28 coincided with some of the year's lowest tides on Puget Sound. A shellfish farmer on Little Skookum Inlet in south Puget Sound reported the muddy sand on his beach reaching 135 degrees. Credit: Chris Burns / Jamestown S'Klallam TribeThe Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has been using its beaches to restore populations of Olympia oysters, a native species. Shellfish farmers who saw the forecast for unheard-of heat could try to reduce their losses. Credit: Chris Burns / Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Binx The Cat, A Survivor Of The Florida Condo Collapse, Was Reunited With His Family
Binx The Cat, A Survivor Of The Florida Condo Collapse, Was Reunited With His Familytoggle caption Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty CampusThere was one spot of good news amid the search for the dead in Surfside, Fla. A cat named Binx, who had lived on the ninth floor of the collapsed building, was found alive and reunited with his family. Gina Nicole Vlasek, the co-founder of the Miami Beach cat rescue group The Kitty Campus, posted about Binx on Facebook. The cat was brought to the shelter on Thursday night after being found near the rubble, she wrote. Enlarge this image toggle caption Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty Campus Gina Nicole Vlasek/The Kitty CampusFriday "was one of the most amazing days," she wrote, because "one of the survivors came to see the cat and to determine if it was her families cat and IT WAS!" Levine Cava said the family and cat reunion happened on Friday, but that authorities were not sharing more details about the condition of the family yet.
Showdown in Texas as GOP tries again on voting bill
The bills contained many similar provisions to SB7, the election legislation that failed earlier in the year, which would have added several new restrictions to voting in the state. State Senate and House committees both scheduled hearings on election legislation for Saturday morning, and Republican leaders in the state insist it is a top priority after their previous failure. Dan Patrick, a Republican who is also the state Senate leader, tweeted. Both men said that, depending on if a committee vote is held this weekend, the bill could see the state House floor as soon as next week. “My Democratic colleagues have been quoted as saying all options are on the table,” state House Speaker Dade Phelan told KXAN in an interview.
Wall St Week Ahead Investors eager for earnings amid growth concerns
A massive jump in second quarter earnings is expected to mark a peak for U.S. earnings growth and the recovery from last year's pandemic-induced profit collapse. S&P 500 earnings are estimated to have surged 65.8% from a year earlier, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. read moreInvestors are also eager to assess whether earnings will support Wall Street's run higher, with the S&P 500 (.SPX) up roughly 16% for the year so far. read more The S&P 500 value index (.RLV) is down for the week. Second-quarter earnings estimates are likely still too low, Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research, wrote in a note this week.
The Meme Stock Trade Is Far From Over. What Investors Need to Know.
The meme stock surge has been propelled by a rise in trading by retail investors. Meme stocks are both the cart and the horse of this phenomenon. Sosnick believes that the meme stocks tend to trade inversely to cryptocurrencies, because their fans rotate from one to the other as the momentum shifts. Indeed, Wall Street’s reaction to the meme stock revolution has been to isolate the parts of the market that the pros deem irrational. Many new retail traders say they are teaching themselves how to trade, and have begun to diversify their holdings.
Which Company Can Reach $1 Trillion After Facebook? Here’s Our Guess.
Late last month, Facebook notched what could be its most notable achievement yet: Its market value hit $1 trillion. I’ll place my bets on Visa getting to $1 trillion next, even if it takes a while. Apple (AAPL) has returned an annualized 44% since it became the first U.S.-listed company to reach a $1 trillion value in August 2018. The stock closed at a record this past week, giving it a market value of $2.4 trillion. “A trillion here, a trillion there attracts a lot of attention from politicians.”Write to Alex Eule at alex.eule@barrons.com
Dallas Fed Chief Robert Kaplan on Why the Fed Should (Slowly) Back Off
Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan was the first to speak up publicly. Robert Kaplan: Our estimate right now at the Dallas Fed is that headline inflation, as measured by the personal consumption expenditure [PCE] index, will end this year at 3.4%. Investors are trying to understand what Fed officials mean by “transitory” or “nontransitory” inflation. Does that make it harder for the Fed to eventually raise rates—is the Fed boxed into ultralow interest rates forever? What do you say to criticism that the Fed has become too beholden to the financial markets?
I got into an accident after my friend asked me to drive her car. She insists I pay her full deductible. Is that fair?
My friend asked me to drive her car with her in the front passenger seat. While waiting for the police to come, my friend told me that she had an extremely high deductible. Your friend made a decision to buy a car, get insurance, and ask her friend to drive it. Even if she paid her deductible in the first instance, her auto-insurance company can claim that deductible from the wrongful party’s insurance — in which case your friend should reimburse you. For instance, if your friend or former friend makes a claim in her collision coverage as the result of a hit-and-run, she would pay out of pocket for her collision-coverage deductible, according to AllState.
Elizabeth Warren blasts Wells Fargo for ending personal lines of credit — here’s why that decision could hurt your credit score
Elizabeth Warren has sharp words for Wells Fargo. The bank is discontinuing personal lines of credit and will shut down existing ones in the coming weeks, CNBC reported, citing customer letters it has reviewed. Wells Fargo needs to make this right,” she wrote on Twitter TWTR, +3.20% . Wells Fargo is facing stricter oversight and asset caps compared to its competitors, he said. On Friday, Wells Fargo shares were up 3.1% after falling 1.6% Thursday, and have gained nearly 45% so far this year, while the S&P 500 SPX, +1.13% has gained 16%.
Covid Fears and Lower Yields Can’t Keep the Stock Market Down
Everything went wrong this past week—and yet everything ended up all right for the stock market. “The 2020 links between Covid risk and yields were more direct as elevated economic risks from Covid were seen as leading to further central bank stimulus,” Englander writes. Renewed Covid fears don’t mean the market has to fall, but they’re worth watching. This past week a disappointing ISM services survey—it fell to 60.1 in June from 64 in May, below forecasts for 63.5—seemed to trigger selling on Tuesday. Here’s a little secret: There’s a good chance economic growth has peaked, but that doesn’t have to signal the end of a bull market.
Cuba sets new COVID-19 record with over 6,000 daily cases and 28 deaths
COVID-19 cases in Cuba soared to a record 6,422 on Friday, nearly twice the number registered just a few days ago, while deaths reached 28 as the island struggles to contain the virus in high-transmission areas and in the capital Havana. COVID-19 case numbers have been rising steadily since late last year after Cuba reopened its borders to tourism in November. Total cases since the start of the pandemic reached 219,000 on Friday and 1,431 deaths have been confirmed, according to the Ministry of Public Health. In all of 2020 Cuba said it had just around 12,200 COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, the company said that the two-shot Soberana 02 vaccine, when supplemented with a booster called Soberana Plus, was 91.2% effective in reducing serious illness caused by the virus, according to results of clinical trials.
Parson vetoes bills amending Sunshine law, allowing lobbyist campaign committees
Mike Parson vetoed four bills Friday afternoon, including one that would have created new exceptions to the state’s open records law and another that aimed to allow registered lobbyists to maintain campaign committees. Parson deemed the provision duplicative of multidisciplinary team efforts and wrote that it “fails to strengthen protections for the children served by” the division. The provision would have only affected a small number of lobbyists, like Columbia Mayor Brain Treece, who has also been a registered lobbyist since 1996. Parson said in his veto letter he strongly opposed the provision. “I do not believe that such special laws, which are designed to benefit a few, should guide our state policy,” Parson wrote.
Covid origins: Scientists weigh up evidence over virus's origins
Some research scientists, who have tried to unpick the pandemic's origins, have been accused of conspiracy and cover-up - based on no evidence. That may never be known, but the scientists who wrote this latest report want to clarify the available evidence and what it means. One who has worked on Sars-Cov-2's evolutionary origins since the pandemic's early days says the evidence points to a natural spillover. While the arguments have escalated over the past year, there has been no new scientific evidence pointing to a laboratory leak. And significantly, scientists almost all agree that a robust search for evidence of Sars-Cov-2's origins is the only positive way forward.
Biden on troop drawdown: ‘We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build’
The IndependentThe US will withdraw all combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of August, and will not send more troops to the country to fight, according to President Joe Biden. Mr Biden vowed during a national address Thursday that the US would support Afghan leaders as it handed over the reigns for total control of Afghanistan’s territory to the government over which the US oversaw the formation, while adding that he did not see the potential of achieving a better outcome by keeping troops in the region. "I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome,” said the president.
Banks Are About to Kick Off Earnings Season. Keep an Eye on Citigroup.
The SPDR S&P Bank exchange-traded fund (ticker: KBE) gained around 30% to start the year as the 10-year yield climbed as high as 1.75%. While bank earnings should contain a lot of good news, there may not be enough to get the group moving higher. The SPDR S&P Bank ETF currently trades at 11.1 times 12-month forward earnings, while the S&P 500 trades at 21.6 times. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expect that Citigroup will earn $1.99 per share—roughly a fourfold increase from the challenging year-ago quarter. Konrad sees Citi stock trading at $85 a share, almost 25% above Friday’s close.
Hunter Biden's art deal will keep buyers' identities a secret
When Hunter Biden's art is sold later this year, the public won't know who's buying his paintings —and neither will Hunter Biden, the White House, or his father, President Biden. Bergès estimates that Hunter Biden's work could fetch between $75,000 and $500,000 per painting, according to a spokesperson for the gallery. Story continuesIt is not clear the White House could legally stop Hunter Biden, a private citizen, from profiting on his art. "I don't paint from emotion or feeling, which I think are both very ephemeral," Hunter Biden told Artnet in June. In December, federal prosecutors announced they had been investigating Hunter Biden's taxes, beginning in 2018.
Family of man killed in police pursuit speaks out
The family of Leneal Frazier is speaking out after the 40-year-old father of five was killed when a police car struck his vehicle while pursuing a suspect in a high-speed chase. Frazier, who was not involved in the police chase, was killed Tuesday after the collision in Minneapolis. Attorney Jeff Storms, who is representing the family, said they would pursue a lawsuit but did not elaborate further. Jacqueline Frazier, center, mother of Leneal Frazier, is surrounded by friends and family mourn the death of her son on July 7, 2021, in Minneapolis. / Credit: Leneal FrazierCBS Minnesota obtained surveillance video that shows Frazier's car get hit in the middle of the intersection.
Sulli Deals: The Indian Muslim women 'up for sale' on an app
Last Sunday, dozens of Muslim women in India found they had been put up for sale online. The tweet took her to "Sulli Deals", an app and website that had taken publicly available pictures of women and created profiles, describing the women as "deals of the day". The app pretended to offer users the chance to buy a "Sulli" - a derogatory slang term used by right-wing Hindu trolls for Muslim women. On 13 May, as Muslims celebrated the festival of Eid, a YouTube channel ran an "Eid Special" - a live "auction" of Muslim women from India and Pakistan. "If police don't find those who put us up for sale, I will go to the courts," Ms Khan said.
Chiefs star Frank Clark facing 3 years in prison on felony weapon possession charge
Kansas City Chiefs star Frank Clark is facing up three years in prison after prosecutors formally charged him with felony possession of an assault weapon on Friday, according to TMZ. Clark was initially arrested and booked in a Los Angeles County jail with a $35,000 bond, then released alongside the three other passengers of his car. Frank Clark's legal issues continueOff-the-field behavior has long been a concern with Frank Clark. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)Soon after Clark's arrest was reported, the Kansas City Star uncovered that Clark had also been arrested in March on another gun charge. Clark also pleaded guilty to a felony home invasion charge after acknowledging he had stolen a laptop from a floormate in his dorm.
Hunter Biden paintings pose ethical challenge for president
“After careful consideration a system has been established that allows for Hunter Biden to work in his profession within reasonable safeguards,” Psaki told reporters. The paintings cost anywhere from $75,000 for a piece on paper to half a million dollars for large-scale paintings, the dealer said. “That’s part of the appearance problem.”The concern, he said, is that regardless of who purchases the paintings, such high prices suggest Hunter Biden is profiting off his father’s name. It restored a two-year ban on departing senior appointees communicating with their former agency and expanded that ban to include communications with senior White House staff. Painter said that while the agreement concerning Hunter Biden's paintings are not ideal, the administration overall has displayed a marked improvement on ethics matters over Biden's predecessor.
Sixers guard Seth Curry shows off his range at Tahoe golf takeover
The Curry brothers, Philadelphia 76ers guard Seth Curry and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, are known for their elite shooting, but they are also known for their love of the game of golf. The Curry brothers combined both of their skills on Wednesday when they were at the Travis Mathew celebrity golf takeover in Lake Tahoe. There was a basketball court that popped up on the course and the Curry brothers were able to get some shooting in as well. Seth was able to knock one down from beyond the fence that had everybody excited. ListTop 3 draft prospects the Sixers should look at in 2021 NBA draft View 3 items
Watch: Steph Curry gets sparring rematch with Canelo Alvarez on the golf course
For the ninth time, Steph Curry will tee up for the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood in Lake Tahoe. For the second straight year, the Golden State Warriors guard is building a new tradition for the event with a championship boxer. At the 2020 edition of the tournament, Curry squared off against super-middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez for a sparring match on the golf course. Luckily for Curry and the Warriors, Canelo didn’t connect with one of his powerful counter punches. Seth and Dell Curry are slated to join Steph in Lake Tahoe for the tournament.
Cam Newton says his shoulder wasn't healthy for years after injury against Chargers
New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played through a shoulder injury for multiple seasons. Newton revealed his shoulder hasn't been right since 2016 in a video released on YouTube on Friday. Newton explained he injured his shoulder after throwing an interception against the then San Diego Chargers in Week 14 of the 2016 NFL season. Even if Newton plays at a high level, his time in New England could be done after this season. Cam Newton dealt with a shoulder injury for years.
Why Sha'Carri Richardson could be more valuable to sponsors after her failed drug test
At 21, Richardson blew away the competition in the women’s 100 meters at U.S. Olympic Trials, solidifying herself as a contender to win gold in her sport’s glamour race. The outcry over Richardson’s Olympic ban has catapulted a headliner in a niche sport to mainstream relevance. A little over a decade later, Richardson’s failed drug test seems to have inspired more sympathy than outrage. At the end of every Olympics, Shabelman fields calls from reporters asking him to assess the endorsement potential of the most prominent athletes. “It takes a Usain Bolt, a Jackie Joyner-Kersee, somebody who does insane things.”In Richardson, Shabelman sees an athlete who can one day break through the clutter.
The bakery made famous by 'Sex and the City' has released the recipe for its popular banana pudding
Magnolia Bakery has shared the recipe behind its famous banana pudding. It requires just six ingredients, including vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding, and bananas. And the bakery has become just as famous for its banana pudding as those cupcakes that appeared on "Sex and the City" a decade ago. Magnolia BakeryFor those who'd still like a little guidance, Magnolia Bakery is selling DIY Banana Pudding Kits for $30. Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding, along with its additional flavors, can also be purchased and shipped nationally through its website.
Biden just canceled millions more in student loan debt — who qualifies this time?
Biden just canceled millions more in student loan debt — who qualifies this time? Millions of Americans continue to wait for word on whether President Joe Biden will provide widespread student loan forgiveness. Broad student loan forgiveness remains a questionOrhan Cam / ShutterstockThis year's debt cancellations are — to be completely honest — just small change compared to the sweeping student loan forgiveness that's being discussed in Washington and is advocated by a number of influential lawmakers. He has said he’s willing to cancel $10,000 in student debt, but he has resisted calls for the bigger amount. Interest rates on student loan refinances from private lenders have hit record lows, so replacing your debt with a new private student loan could cut your monthly payments substantially.
Wall Street ends choppy week with stocks higher; bond yields rebound
Bond yields rebounded solidly and stock indexes notched new highs Friday as Wall Street closed out a choppy, holiday-shortened week of trading with the market’s third straight weekly gain. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.1% to an all-time high for the second time this week. The gains were broad with about 90% of the stocks in the S&P 500 closing higher. AdvertisementThe S&P 500 index rose 48.73 points to 4,369.55. Banks have been among the best-performing stocks in the S&P 500 this year.
What Biden’s executive order on non-compete agreements means for tech workers
The rest of the country might finally be catching up to California when it comes to workers’ right to hop between jobs. The Biden administration asked the Federal Trade Commission to ban or limit noncompete agreements nationwide as part of a broad executive order Friday. “To the extent that we know now that noncompetes limit workers’ ability to secure outside offers and use that in wage negotiations, that applies to tech workers,” said Nunn, who cautioned that his views are his own. “And if noncompetes are limiting the ability to start new companies and to have information diffusion across firms, all of that is absolutely relevant to tech workers. That hasn’t stopped employers in California from asking workers to sign noncompete agreements.
L.A.'s office market skid slows as workers trickle back
The Los Angeles County office rental market is showing early signs of stabilizing as businesses shed space at a slower pace in an apparent calculation that better times are ahead. Office leasing in Los Angeles County fell to its lowest point since the Great Recession in the April-June quarter last year. Vacancy rose again in the second quarter of 2021 from the year-earlier period, yet at a reduced pace as the number of leases being signed picked up while the economy began to rally, real estate brokers said. Full recovery is not expected until 2025AdvertisementOverall vacancy in buildings reached 17.6% in the second quarter, up substantially from 13.9% in the same period last year but little changed from the first quarter, CBRE said. Entertainment company Lionsgate withdrew 200,000 square feet from the market that it had planned to sublease in Santa Monica.
Bank of America's 8 Best Stocks to Buy in Q3
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Five things to do in and around Boston, July 12-18
Tickets start at $70. Tickets start at $30. Tickets start at $75 at massmoca.org. This walking tour of Remarkable Women of Jamaica Plain, hosted by Boston By Foot, illuminates abolitionists, scientists, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and others. Singer-songwriter and jazz pianist Peter Cincotti takes the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center for shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at rockportmusic.org.
For sale: Homes with in-ground pools
Past an updated bathroom, a bedroom in back has glass doors that open to the pool and patio. Two upstairs bedrooms feature English cottage-style arched doors. AdvertisementCONS The upstairs bedrooms are quite small, and the property abuts railroad tracks. HandoutAldo Masciave, Leading Edge Real Estate, 781-883-0896, aldoatleadingedge.com$950,00014 KINGSTON STREET / READING14 Kingston Street, Reading. AdvertisementThe pool at 14 Kingston Street.
Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine
The sentence, “When I call Birdy, we meet wherever she is in time,” is good and true. Diane S. MahanSalemSuch a beautiful essay about positive relationships and a learning message about aging. In talking about end-of-life issues, responsibility is taken, somewhat, off the shoulders of family members and placed where it belongs: on the individual. If people don’t talk about death freely in this country maybe it is because we would rather spend our time living. chiverposted on bostonglobe.comWrite to magazine@globe.com or The Boston Globe Magazine/Comments, 1 Exchange Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02109-2132.
Marilyn Manson surrenders in L.A. on arrest warrant
Marilyn Manson surrendered to Los Angeles police last week on an arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a videographer at a 2019 concert in New Hampshire. Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, faces charges of two misdemeanor counts of simple assault connected to an Aug. 18, 2019 incident at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, an amphitheater in Gilford where Manson had performed. Gilford police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said Thursday that Manson turned himself in July 2. The Gilford Police Department, which announced the warrant in May, has said a videographer contracted to film the concert was in the stage pit area when she was allegedly assaulted. Manson has already denied multiple sexual and physical abuse accusations.
Boston police investigate two violent crimes against women
Boston police are asking the public’s help as they investigate reports of two separate violent crimes against women that occurred in the last week, the department announced Friday. One woman was walking to work in East Boston early Wednesday morning when a man attempted to kidnap her, police said in a statement. The woman told police she was near the intersection of Porter Street and Bremen Street at around 4 a.m. when a man approached her and grabbed her. The man fled after the woman managed to free herself from his grasp, the statement said.
Home design ideas: Working with bold wallpaper in a kitchen
Sally Staub and Hannah Ray have worked with the owner of this historical Northampton home a few times over the years. Most recently, the founders of Workroom Design Studio, based in Florence, remade the kitchen to match the owner’s vivacious personality. Advertisement2 The orange Fireclay Tile backsplash bridges the cooking side of the kitchen to the eating nook. “We love how the grid and overall shape echo that of the fruits” on the citrus-themed wallpaper, Staub says. 4 Cole & Son Arance wallpaper with a blood orange pattern by Piero Fornasetti was the starting point for the design.
CDC issues new school guidance, with emphasis on full reopening
The agency also called on school districts to use local health data to guide decisions about when to tighten or relax prevention measures like mask wearing and physical distancing. The issue of school closures has been an extremely contentious and divisive topic since the outset of the pandemic, and advising school districts has been a fraught exercise for the CDC. “This is a big moment,” said Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director of the CDC. The guidance recommends masks for all unvaccinated students, teachers, or staff members. Though she had pushed for even more relaxed guidance — doing away with the 3-foot rule altogether, for example — she said the new recommendations gave districts important flexibility.
Mass. legislators unanimously approve $48.1 billion state budget
More than a week into the fiscal year, the House and Senate agreed in bipartisan fashion Friday to a $48.1 billion annual state budget and shipped the proposal to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk. AdvertisementAt this time last year, budget writers were fretting a potential tax revenue implosion and wondering if state reserves would be enough to hold public services together. But taxpayers have delivered robust collections for the state, enabling significant spending increases and allowing historic deposits into the rainy day fund. AdvertisementThe House voted unanimously in April to eliminate the sunset date altogether, while the Senate voted to push it back four years while imposing several additional eligibility requirements on the tax credits. Negotiators also dropped another section from the Senate budget that would have increased the per-ride fees imposed on ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft.
Kiké Hernández settles into unexpected everyday role in center field for Red Sox
When Kiké Hernández signed with the Red Sox before spring training, he not only had his eyes set on being an everyday player, but also a starting second baseman. Kiké Hernández has been a key part of the Red Sox outfield, spending most of his time in center field this season. But 58 of them have come in center field, a position where Hernández has thrived this season. Heading into Friday’s game, Hernández led all center fielders in defensive runs saved with nine this year. “The Red Sox have and I definitely feel we needed that fourth day.
Haiti’s interim prime minister confirms request for US troops to country
“We definitely need assistance and we’ve asked our international partners for help,” Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph told The Associated Press in an interview, declining to provide further details. Meanwhile, the U.S. said it would send senior FBI and Homeland Security officials to help in the investigation. Besides the Colombians, among those detained by police were two Haitian Americans, who have been described as translators for the attackers. Some of the suspects were seized in a raid on Taiwan’s Embassy where they are believed to have sought refuge. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation.
Boston Pride announces closing amid controversy over inclusion
“It is clear to us that our community needs and wants change without the involvement of Boston Pride. “Therefore, Boston Pride is dissolving. Boston Pride, the organization that for decades has organized the city’s annual LGBTQ parade, is dissolving amid a controversy over inclusion, the group’s board of directors announced Friday. “There will be a new parade,” said Jo Trigilio, cofounder of Pride 4 the People and a former member of the Boston Pride communications team. “Pride is both a celebration but also a political event, and I think that’s the part of Pride that’s been lost,” Trigilio said.
What ShakeAlert got wrong — and right — about big Antelope Valley quake
The state’s new ShakeAlert earthquake warning system got three big things wrong about this week’s Antelope Valley temblor. The system sent out a warning of a magnitude 6 quake; in reality, it was 4.7. The system initially got the earthquake’s magnitude wrong: called it a 4.8; later, it was upgraded to a 6.0. Thursday’s rupture took place in the Antelope Valley, a high and lonesome 15-mile-long valley in the eastern Sierra Nevada stretching from Mono County, California to Douglas County, Nevada. This confused the system and it interpreted the Antelope Valley event as several earthquakes, not one.
Former 49ers, Stanford tight end Greg Clark passes away at age 49
Greg Clark, a former 49ers and Stanford tight end, passed away Wednesday after battling a brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, his family announced. Clark’s family issued a statement that read:“It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Greg Clark, 49, cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend to so many. Clark played at Stanford from 1995-96 and with the 49ers from 1997-2000. “Greg was an incredible person who touched everyone I’ve ever seen him meet,” said Steve Baker, Clark’s former agent and close friend. “He literally filled any room he was ever in with both warmth and integrity.”So sad to lose a former teammate and a great man in Greg Clark.
Factory blaze in Bangladesh kills more than 50
By Salman Saeed, Sophie Jeong and Amy Woodyatt | CNNAt least 52 people were killed when a massive fire ripped through a juice factory in Bangladesh, officials said Friday. The presence of chemicals and flammable substances like polythene and clarified butter contributed to the blaze in the factory, and made it more difficult to bring under control, the state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency reported. Almost none of the bodies recovered on Friday could be recognized, BSS reported, citing fire service and civil defense director Lieutenant Colonel Zillur Rahman. At least 50 people, mostly factory workers and employees, were injured in the fire. The Narayanganj district administration has formed a five-member probe committee to examine the incident, Reuters reported, citing Al Arifin.
Biden ousts Trump-appointed head of Social Security
By Darlene Superville | Associated PressWASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner’s resignation, the White House said. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration. “Social Security is in deep trouble,” Pascrell said. The labor union that represents Social Security employees also welcomed the firings. “President Biden made the right call to send these Trump appointees packing,” de Juliis said.
Ice cream vendor robbed, punched in Oakland
OAKLAND — A 24-year-old ice cream vendor was robbed of her iPhone and cash Thursday evening in East Oakland by three men, one of whom punched her in the face, authorities said. The woman was by herself with her cart when a gray Toyota Corolla stopped and three men got out. Before fleeing in the vehicle, one of the suspects punched the woman in the face for no apparent reason, police said. Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $2,500 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the suspects. Anyone with information may call police at 510-238-3326 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
Rattlers ready to face their former quarterback in home showdown with Northern Arizona Wranglers
The Rattlers are in first place in the Indoor Football League for the first time this season at 6-1. But they can't take their next opponent, the expansion Northern Arizona Wranglers, for granted on Saturday at 6:05 p.m., at the Snake Pit. Even though they dominated the Wranglers in the first half of the season opener, they know they'll face a different Verlon Reed Jr., this time around. Reed was 7 of 12 passing in the opener, before the Rattlers knocked him out with an injury. The Rattlers' lone loss came against defending IFL champion Sioux Falls Storm, 50-46, on May 22 in South Dakota.
Phoenix Rising set for first-ever match against Charlotte Independence
For the first time since 2018, USL teams are playing inter-conference games this season. On Saturday, that means Phoenix Rising FC is playing its first-ever match against Charlotte Independence. And though Saturday’s game comes against a Charlotte side that’s lost its last three games, Phoenix’s travel could result in heavy legs. Charlotte, though, will have fatigue issues of its own after playing midweek games the past two weeks. While most USL teams play more traditional formations with four defenders, the Independence typically opt for a 3-4-3, with two aggressive, attacking wing backs — a similar set up to the one Tampa Bay used to beat the Rising.
Phoenix Suns: Look back at Devin Booker's Game 2 surge, ahead to NBA Finals resuming in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE – Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams is raising his boys to become men. “You have young boys that are my boys' age, you know why sometimes animals eat their young,” said Williams before Thursday’s Game 2 win against the Milwaukee Bucks at Phoenix Suns Arena. In being a father, Williams is showing them in these NBA Finals it’s more than OK to have fears. Booker was too hyped to start Game 2 of the NBA Finals as reflected in missing eight of his first 10 shots from the field. Milwaukee led the NBA in scoring in the regular season at 120.1 points a game.
Phoenix Suns vs. Milwaukee Bucks talking points: Dynasty in Phoenix? Bucks win guarantee?
Check out what TV sports personalities are saying about the NBA Finals as the series shifts to Milwaukee for Game 3 on Sunday. More Bucks vs. Suns NBA Finals coverage:ESPN's First Take: Phoenix Suns are a dynasty in the makingESPN's Stephen A. Smith: Bucks must step up or series could be over very quicklyFox Sports' Speak for Yourself: Is Devin Booker or Chris Paul the NBA Finals MVP? Fox Sports' The Undisputed: Suns just love playing togetherFox Sports' The Undisputed: Where's the help for Giannis Antetokounmpo? Fox Sports' First Things First: Giannis needs help vs. SunsFox Sports' First Things First: Suns have this series vs. Bucks wonFox Sports' First Things First: Bucks will win Game 3, take series in 7 games
Head-on crash kills drivers, injures 2 children on State Route 89 near Prescott
Two drivers died after a head-on crash on State Route 89 near Prescott, according to Prescott Police Department Lt. Jon Brambila. Just after 7:30 a.m. on Friday, officers responded to the report of a crash at SR 89 and Granite Dells Parkway. They found two drivers who were pronounced dead at the scene near the wreckage, which involved a Toyota truck and a Dodge truck that was pulling a trailer full of masonry block, Brambila said. In the Toyota truck, police also found a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old with life-threatening injuries, Brambila said. Initial reports indicated that a 33-year-old man driving the Toyota truck was heading west on SR 89 when he crossed the highway and smashed head-on into the Dodge truck driven by a 44-year-old man.
America’s pastime is garnering more young females toward baseball. “It’s my first love.”
“Why is she out on the field?”A mother standing in the bleachers during a Little League baseball game was yelling toward the field. Once she started baseball at age 8, there was no stopping her. That’s where Major League Baseball steps in. The 1-day workout series aims to identify talent for various girls’ baseball events hosted by MLB and USA Baseball. “Since these MLB and USA Baseball events have started, you see the amount of growth and more of these women who are playing the sport,” said Meggie Meidlinger, a pitcher for the USA Baseball Women’s National Team.
CPAC: Trump Jr. calls Biden ‘dolt,’ gloats that stripper Stormy Daniels’ lawyer is going to prison
If you get the line right, you get a scoop of ice cream.”Such mockery and red meat is typical both for Trump Jr. and CPAC, which Donald Trump himself will headline on Sunday afternoon. Michael Avenatti is going to prison,” Trump Jr. said. Trump Jr. glossed over his dad’s affair with Daniels, and his family’s own legal entanglements. While he own dad was right about “everything,” Trump Jr. said, Biden has set out a welcome mat for illegal migration. (Elias Valverde II/The Dallas Morning News) (Elias Valverde II / Staff Photographer)“Addiction is terrible.
Ultimate guide to staying cool in Phoenix this summer: 6 ways to beat the heat
Head to our summer guide to public pools throughout metro Phoenix for a full list of locations. Salt River Tubing and Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch offer tube rentals on the Lower Salt River in Tonto National Forest. Our Salt River Tubing guide has hours, prices, pro tips and more. For a comprehensive list with hours and prices, head to our summer 2021 water parks guide. Want to take advantage of the water parks at some of the Valley's most luxurious resorts without booking a pricey reservation?
Live coverage: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds in Game 2 of a four-game series at American Family Field
The Brewers continue a four-game series with the second-place Cincinnati Reds. Get live updates from American Family Field.
Hundreds of Milwaukee families are eligible for a new child tax credit. Here's how to get help filing for the payments.
Eligible parents will start receiving monthly payments of as much as $300 for each child through the expanded child tax credits starting July 15. The IRS is holding an event in conjunction with local non-profits, churches, and community groups Saturday to help people register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments. The 53204 ZIP code had 757 unclaimed children; 53206 had 434 unclaimed children. The first monthly payments will be made starting July 15, with most families beginning to receive monthly payments without any additional action. The law greatly expands the 2021 child tax credit and other tax incentives aimed at low-income workers.
No excuse for Biden administration’s slow response to protecting ‘Dreamers’ from deportation | Editorial
EditorialsThe big jump in applications came during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that’s the explanation being given by a federal agency, U.S. But such excuses don’t make thousands of so-called “Dreamers” any safer from being booted from the only country they’ve ever called home. The Trump administration attempted to abolish DACA in September 2017, and it took almost three years before the Supreme Court, in June of last year, blocked those efforts. The court did not rule that Trump, or any president, could not end the program, only that the Trump administration had failed to followed proper procedures in attempting to do so. Of all the enlightened immigration reforms being pushed in this country, there is none so right as DACA.
After Shark Week cocktail, you may never go in the water again
Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops is featuring the Shark Tank cocktail, which comes with skeletons, sharks and faux blood, from Sunday through July 18. The Shark Tank cocktail is available at Cabo Wabo Cantina at the Miracle Mile Shops durig Shark Week, which is Sunday through July 18. (Cabo Wabo Cantina)You won’t need a bigger boat for this one but you may want to have a few friends standing by before you dive in. In honor of Shark Week, which runs from Sunday through July 18, Cabo Wabo at the Miracle Mile Shops is featuring the Shark Tank, a 50-ounce cocktail in a souvenir fish-bowl glass. The bowl is filled with toy skeletons and gummy sharks, getting along swimmingly in a mixture of Absolut Lime vodka, blue curacao liqueur, sweet-and-sour mix and ginger ale, but the real star of this show is the faux-gory cherry bomb shot contained in a syringe that you’ll need to pluck from the shark’s jaws.
Condo complex fire leaves 30 displaced
Las Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on Bonanza Road in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @reviewjournalLas Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on 2221 Bonanza Road, on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas firefighters battle a fire at Bonanza Park Studios on 2221 Bonanza Road, on Friday, July 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas firefighters respond to an apartment complex fire in the central Las Vegas Valley on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeMore than 30 people were displaced after a two-alarm fire at a condominium complex Friday morning in the central Las Vegas Valley.
Chicago police union prez says deal reached in contract talks, but that’s news to Lightfoot
“The mayor has not yet been presented with nor agreed to any deal,” said Alexander Murphy, a spokesman for the mayor’s office. In that video, Catanzara said the deal is for eight years, but couldn’t go into details. He did say the contract, covering thousands of rank-and-file Chicago police officers, was reached Thursday with the city’s negotiating team. Getting a deal was important, since it avoided having to “roll the dice” with an arbitrator, Catanzara said in the video. Catanzara said the delay in announcing the tentative deal was because Lightfoot is currently in California and her team must inform her of the move.
Kyle Hendricks keeps rolling along, Cubs’ offense erupts in win over Cardinals
Bryant was out again Friday with an aching hamstring, but he was able to pinch-hit in the seventh inning. Those two and the rest of the batting order strung together hits and scored in vintage Cubs fashion, and starter Kyle Hendricks tossed a quality start, his 13th of the season. Hendricks pitched 6 ? innings, allowing two runs that came in the third inning on RBI singles by Tyler O’Neill and Yadier Molina. “Today I was really good mentally and I did execute a lot of good pitches,” Hendricks said. “So, you know, I’ll take that moving forward.”After a slow start to the season, Hendricks has pitched at least six innings and is unbeaten in his last 11 starts in a row, going back to May 9 against the Pirates.
Man fatally shot in Roseland
A man was killed in a shooting Friday in Roseland on the South Side. He was on the sidewalk about 6:20 p.m. in the 11000 block of South Vernon Avenue when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said. The 39-year-old was struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name hasn’t been released. Area Two detectives are investigating.
5 years after Panaca bombing, motive for attack still unclear
State and federal investigators still have open cases on the 2016 bombing that rocked the tiny Lincoln County town of Panaca. (Mike Bivins)The location of the deadly 2016 bombing in Panaca on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Chase Stevens Las Vegas Review-Journal @csstevensphotoPANACA — Five years after a pair of bombs rattled the Lincoln County town of Panaca, the motive for the attack remains unclear. In response to a recent records request, the Nevada Department of Public Safety said its investigation division’s probe into the July 13, 2016, bombing remains open. The last time Cluff saw Jones was about two weeks before the attack, Cluff told police.
Many of Nevada’s major COVID-19 metrics are back at February levels
Nevada on Friday reported 813 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths over the preceding day, capping a week in which major disease metrics in the state continued to rise and reached levels not seen since February. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphotoNevada on Friday reported 813 new coronavirus cases and 13 additional deaths over the preceding day, capping a week in which major disease metrics in the state continued to rise and reached levels not seen since February. New cases were well above the moving 14-day average of daily reported cases of 394. The jump in new cases has been accompanied by increases in both the COVID-19 test positivity rate and hospitalizations. The Southern Nevada Health District reported 771 new coronavirus cases and all 13 deaths recorded by the state on Friday.
Nevada agency offers safety tips after quakes near Lake Tahoe
The Nevada Division of Emergency Management said preparedness is the best defense. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal)An earthquake near Lake Tahoe on Thursday jolted many Nevadans and gave emergency responders an opportunity to remind residents of ways to stay safe during such temblors. The Nevada Division of Emergency Management said in a release Friday that preparedness is the best defense. — Getting trained on basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. If there is no shelter nearby, get down near an interior wall or next to low-lying furniture that won’t fall.
Man fined for refusing to wear mask on Allegiant flight
A man who refused to wear a mask on an Allegiant flight departing from Utah has been fined $10,500. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)SALT LAKE CITY — A man who refused to wear a mask on an Allegiant flight departing from Utah has been fined $10,500. The passenger refused to wear a mask over his mouth and nose on the Feb. 27 flight from Provo, Utah, to Mesa, Arizona, the Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday. Flight attendants said they instructed the man to wear his mask properly seven times, but he removed it each time they walked away. The passenger approached a flight attendant after the flight landed and touched her, the agency said.
Las Vegas snaps heat record for date with 116 reading at McCarran
Las Vegas snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees at McCarran International Airport on Friday. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfayeLas Vegas on Friday snapped its high-temperature reading for the date with a blistering 116 degrees recorded at McCarran International Airport at midafternoon. “We certainly can’t rule out a record high,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Clay Morgan. Even higher elevations around the valley won’t offer much if any relief from the oppressive heat smothering the Las Vegas region. Here's a look at the latest high temperature probabilities for reaching or exceeding the ALL-TIME record high for Las Vegas (117°).
South Florida father of three pleads guilty to botched murder-for-hire plot
At the heart of the case is the mystery of how the body of another woman involved in the plot, 26-year-old Brianne Slabaugh, wound up rotting in the swamp four months before Slater’s arrest. The gruesome discovery on Feb. 22, 2020, is what led FBI agents to the murder-for-hire plot in the first place.
Chicago Cubs pour it on late in a 10-5 win against the St. Louis Cardinals — but the ‘reckoning’ appears to be around the corner
Where did I have an impact? Where did I not have an impact? Where did I make a mistake?’ ” Ross said. “And then you lay down at night and those (thoughts) don’t go away. And finally you fall asleep and wake up the next day and try and tackle that same stuff.”
Taijuan Walker gets Jacob deGrom's All-Star endorsement
In announcing earlier this week that he was declining to go to Denver for Tuesday’s All-Star Game, deGrom suggested his spot could rightly go to teammate Taijuan Walker. Walker downplayed the idea of earning his first All-Star Game nod after his last outing, when he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in a victory against the Yankees on July 3. "He’s a guy that deserves to be in the All-Star Game," manager Luis Rojas said. Just watching the slider from where he was last year to where it is this year, it’s a better pitch. Of course, he's the guy, he's the one that did it, but our pitching coaches have worked really well with him, as well."
Biden fires Trump-appointed head of Social Security agency
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday fired the commissioner of Social Security after the official refused to resign, and Biden accepted the deputy commissioner's resignation, the White House said. Kijakazi currently is the deputy commissioner for retirement and disability policy at the Social Security Administration. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the personnel move an "unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration." The labor union that represents Social Security employees also welcomed the firings. "President Biden made the right call to send these Trump appointees packing," de Juliis said.
Pandemic, protests propel Naperville residents to buy guns — 40% spike in applications for FOID cards
“It is a signal to those who are concerned about public safety or have a house full of kids that they do need to be worried about where these problems are going long term and are they going to continue to grow worse,” Coyne said.
Eating out costing more as Chicago restaurants emerge from the pandemic — and price hikes may not slow down anytime soon
“Over the next few weeks we will be working hard to come up with other cost-saving ideas that will help us fund this dramatic increase,” the letter says. “At the end of the day though, the final say comes from what the customer will pay for these services. So it probably goes without saying, but I will err on the side of transparency, a price increase directly targeting this wage increase is soon coming.”
Montana grizzly bear is fatally shot after killing California woman
— A grizzly bear that pulled a California woman from her tent and killed her this week was fatally shot early Friday by wildlife officials using night-vision goggles to stake out a chicken coop that the animal raided near the small Montana town where the woman was attacked. After the bear ran away, the campers removed food from their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, Montana wildlife officials say. About 15 minutes later, the bear was seen on a video camera at a business about a block away from the post office, wildlife officials said. The bear is also believed to have entered a chicken coop in town that night, killing and eating several chickens. The grizzly struck him several times and ran off, Idaho wildlife officials said.
'Heartbreaking': Death toll in Florida condo collapse now 79
SURFSIDE, Fla. — The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 on Friday, a number the mayor called "heartbreaking" as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. "This is a staggering and heartbreaking number that affects all of us very deeply," Levine Cava said of the latest death toll. "We know that there will be long-term impacts for the teams on the front line," Levine Cava said. To that end, Levine Cava said officials have added peer support personnel at the fire stations. Levine Cava said the high death toll is "an aching hole in the center of this close-knit family here in Surfside."
'They really wanted me': DeVante' Jones puts NBA on hold to chase titles at Michigan
When DeVante’ Jones first entered his name in the transfer portal in late April, it didn’t take long for his phone to blow up. He committed to the Wolverines on May 1 and tested the NBA Draft waters until he withdrew his name on Monday. “Honestly I just feel like I'll come in and do whatever is best for the team,” Jones said. Being a point guard and being able to lead the team, that's the big thing for me. But, ultimately, Jones said he gave his word to Howard that he’d be heading to Michigan.
Dearborn mayor cites health for fewer public appearances
Dearborn Mayor John "Jack" O'Reilly Jr. on Friday responded to criticism he has not been in the public eye in recent months or during historic flooding in the city, citing health reasons. "I continue to completely fulfill administrative responsibilities required in the Dearborn City Charter. Another demonstration is planned Tuesday during a City Council meeting, according to the Dearborn Area Community Members Facebook page. "Is it time for the City Council to do their job and remove Dearborn’s absent Mayor?" He was first elected to the City Council in 1989 and served as its president for more than a decade.
Oregon wildfire threatens 3K homes, forces evacuations
CHILOQUIN — A fast-growing wildfire on national forestland in south-central Oregon has prompted mandatory evacuations as it threatened about 3,000 homes, authorities said. Pushed by strong winds, the Bootleg fire in Klamath County grew from about 26 square miles Thursday to 61 square miles Friday in the Fremont-Winema National Forest and on private land. Fire officials said less than a quarter of the 3,000 homes under threat are under the mandatory evacuation orders. The Fremont-Winema National Forest was partially closed Friday, and smoke was causing visibility issues for motorists in the town of Chiloquin and surrounding areas. That fire had burned about 9 square miles as of Friday with no containment.
Haiti’s interim government asks the US to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country
The woman, who identified herself only as “Yuli,” told Colombia’s W Radio that her husband, Francisco Uribe, was hired for $2,700 a month by a company named CTU to travel to the Dominican Republic, where he was told he would provide protection to some powerful families. She says she last spoke to him at 10 p.m. Wednesday — almost a day after Moïse’s killing— and said he was on guard duty at a house where he and others were staying.
Elsa rain causes sewage overflows into water around Boston
Tropical Storm Elsa made the area’s sewer systems “Let It Go,” causing hourslong overflows of dirty water into the Boston Harbor and Charles River. The storm’s center smashed right through the Boston area throughout Friday morning and afternoon, causing assorted damage from heavy winds and rain. Boston received about 2 or 3 inches across town — but it was more than enough, Boston Water & Sewer Chief Engineer John Sullivan said, to cause the area’s sewer system to overflow. The now-online alerts are to tell people that “the water that they may jump into tomorrow had a whole bunch of sewage in it today,” Sullivan said. Logan International Airport has measured nearly 7.5 inches in July, well above the inch or so that’s the area’s average.
Federal judge withdraws Boston exam school opinion, says he was ‘misled’ by school committee text messages
A federal judge has withdrawn his opinion that had ruled in favor of a zip-code-based temporary Boston Public Schools exam school admissions policy, saying the district “misled” him by leaving out text message records that including now-controversial disparaging comments. “I’ve been misled and I don’t see how the opinion can stand,” fumed Judge William Young in a virtual hearing Friday. Hurd had argued that the temporary admissions policy was racially biased, which was further evidenced by the text messages between Oliver-Davila and Rivera, who resigned upon the release of the messages. Young did not offer any further opinion on whether the school committee’s decision on exam school admissions was racially biased. A Boston Public Schools spokesman declined to comment.
Rachael Rollins seeks to overturn ‘thousands’ of Hinton drug lab cases
Suffolk District Attorney Rachel Rollins is asking the state’s highest court to toss “thousands” of convictions for which evidence was processed at the now-disgraced Hinton lab. Rollins says there are about 70,000 instances of samples from Suffolk County that went through the lab that still need to be reviewed. Rollins in April pledged to dismiss Suffolk County drug convictions for any individual whose drug certification was done at the Hinton Lab between May 2003 and August 2012. To date, 35,000 drug convictions have been dismissed due to the drug lab scandals — that included the drug lab in Amherst — with the fallout spreading to other counties in the Bay State. “We now know that there has been criminal misconduct by multiple chemists in the Commonwealth, each of whom worked for a period at the Hinton Lab.
Police search for would-be kidnapper in East Boston
Cops are looking for a would-be kidnapper after a close call in East Boston. Cops say a white SUV “may have been involved” in the incident. The woman managed to break away and escape from the close call, cops say. BPD, as it released this information, also warned people to be aware of their surroundings, particularly at night. The cops advise people not to walk alone, and to stick to well-lit areas at night.
6 members of Rise of the Moors will remain held without bail
Six members of the Rise of the Moors militia group who are accused of engaging in an hourslong standoff with police in Wakefield last week were ordered held without bail following a Friday dangerousness hearing. All men will remain held until then. By the time prosecutors presented evidence against the six men, only the group’s outspoken leader, Latimer, continued to represent himself in the proceedings. He argued that he and his men kept their firearms because the internet hosts “countless video(s)” of men who look like him being murdered by police. Van Epps brushed off the video evidence, saying, “Although they present themselves as very reasonable, they are in violation of state law.”
Phoenix police nab armed men who fled after fatal wreck
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police said Friday they had arrested two men who fled from a fatal crash site in a vehicle they stole from good Samaritans who had stopped to help the victims. Andy Williams said the driver of a Chevy pickup carrying a passenger turned in front of a compact sedan just after midnight in west Phoenix. The 35-year-old man driving the sedan was seriously hurt and his 42-year-old male passenger killed in the wreck. Two men driving by stopped and got out to help, Williams said in a statement. That's when the two 20-year-old men in the pickup got guns and ammunition from their truck and stole the good Samaritans' vehicle.
Ducey signs new law changing sex-ed rules, other measures
That section had alarmed some who worried that students, including LGBTQ students, unable to get their parents to agree to that separate approval, would not be able to get their questions answered. Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, said the measure is still too broad. He said the wording targets not just sex education but other parts of the curriculum. History lessons also could be affected, Navarrete said, such as discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City that led to the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. Even talking about the U.S. Supreme Court Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage also would be off limits, he said.
Blalock: CYFD working on transparency changes
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NM lawmakers weigh legal options amid spending dispute
Michelle Lujan Grisham can allocate federal stimulus funding without legislative approval may move from the Roundhouse to the courthouse. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria, an Albuquerque lawyer, said this week that his office is preparing a lawsuit if lawmakers don’t succeed in calling themselves into session to take up the federal stimulus spending. Candelaria and Gerald Ortiz y Pino, both of Albuquerque — signed the certificate calling for a legislative session by Thursday, the target date set by Republican leaders. Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike have questioned Lujan Grisham’s authority to allocate federal stimulus funding without an appropriation approved by the Legislature. The governor’s administration has tapped federal stimulus funds to pay for a return-to-work program for residents receiving unemployment benefits, lottery awards for COVID-19 vaccination and for the unemployment fund.
Ducey signs new law changing sex-ed rules, other measures
That section had alarmed some who worried that students, including LGBTQ students, unable to get their parents to agree to that separate approval, would not be able to get their questions answered. Rep. Tony Navarrete, D-Phoenix, said the measure is still too broad. He said the wording targets not just sex education but other parts of the curriculum. History lessons also could be affected, Navarrete said, such as discussion of the 1969 Stonewall Riot in New York City that led to the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. Even talking about the U.S. Supreme Court Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage also would be off limits, he said.
NM Civil Guard seeking $750K from city
Bryce Provance, former member of the Civil Guard, said Keller and the Albuquerque Police Department targeted the group prior to the protest and wrongfully arrested them afterward. He said that even though APD and Keller knew the group wasn’t associated with the shooter, they labeled Civil Guard members as criminals and worse to the public. Tensions rose between protesters and group members before counterprotester Steven Baca shot protester Scott Williams after a scuffle. The letter states APD then-Deputy Chief Harold Medina, Commander Arturo Sanchez and Sgt. During that time, the letter states police identified Baca as the shooter — through a detective at the scene, video evidence on social media and Baca’s own statements — but Civil Guard members were still not released.
The Latest: Kansas reports biggest COVID-19 surge 3 months
Anyone arriving from a “risk area” can avoid a 10-day quarantine by proving they have tested negative. People flying to Germany are required to test negative before boarding a flight wherever they come from. ———KABUL, Afghanistan — U.N. children’s agency UNICEF says more than 1.4 million Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses will be delivered to Afghanistan on Friday as the country battles a third wave of infections. The COVID-19 vaccines are being donated by the United States and delivered through the U.N.-backed COVAX program. “These vaccines arrive at a critical time for Afghanistan as the country faces a difficult surge in COVID-19 infections,” Hervé Ludovic De Lys, UNICEF’s representative in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
Ducey OKs bill shielding small business owners from new tax
Small business income is now taxed at the individual level and is subject to the surcharge. Mesnard said proponents of the tax said it would not affect small businesses and that some voters who backed the measure did not like how it might affect businesses but wanted the new revenue to fund education. He also said in an interview that he's not worried about the voter referral. “I’m not concerned about it because I think it’ll be a landslide election,” Mesnard said earlier this week. “And then it will be voter protected, which I don’t typically think is good public policy as a matter of rule, but if it’s voter protecting helping small businesses I could probably make an exception.”
Artist uses his brush to turn Surfside's pain into hope
But once there, the muralist was disappointed to hear that his help was appreciated but not needed. An epic search for victims was already underway by an army of first responders, initially for survivors and now for bodies. Still, the 59-year-old artist felt compelled to contribute to the cause, something that might uplift the Surfside community amid so much anguish. That's when he decided he would use his art to help translate pain into hope and resilience. “What happened is a tragedy,” Marquez said Friday, as he brushed gray paint onto a canvass.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
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'This is a miracle': Family's cat missing after Surfside condo collapse found alive 2 weeks later
articleA Florida family struggling in the aftermath of the Surfside condo collapse has been given a glimmer of hope in the midst of tragedy: their beloved cat, missing since the night of the disaster, has been found alive. Angela and Devin Gonzalez were seriously injured in the collapse, and Edgar Gonzalez is still missing. Maria Gaspari, a friend of the Gonzalez family, told WSVN they had been holding out hope for any signs of survival. RELATED: Rescuers at South Florida condo collapse site told they can go home, but they refuse"In the middle of this sadness, we were hoping for good news either for any survivors or any pet," Gaspari said. Gaspari said the family got confirmation that the cat was theirs, and said Binx is Devin's cat.
NYPD beekeeper removes 25,000 bees from Times Square
A massive swarm of bees invaded Times Square earlier this week. Officer Mays the NYPD’s Beekeeper, swiftly responded to a swarm of bees in Times Square today, and gently removed approximately 25,000 bees from the location before transporting them to a safe location," said the NYPD via Facebook. The incident on Tuesday was not the first time bees have swarmed Times Square. In 2018, hundreds of bees had to be vacuumed into a container after gathering on top of a hot dog stand as bystanders watched on. A year earlier, a swarm of thousands of bees landed on a window ledge.
Here Are the Top 50 Podcasts in America This Week
This week, we take a look at which podcasts are top charted on Spotify and Apple respectively. On Spotify, The Joe Rogan Experience is the top-rated podcast, followed by the Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Distractable, Crime Junkie, and Call Her Daddy. Joe Rogan’s massively popular show doesn’t top the charts at Apple — it’s exclusive to Spotify — but still comes in at 21. The same thing goes for Call Her Daddy, hosted Alex Cooper (53 on Apple) and Armchair Expert, hosted by actor Dax Shepard (33 on Apple). Apple’s top-rated podcast is Crime Junkie, followed by Paper Ghosts, Drama Queens, The Daily, and Morbid: A True Crime Podcast.
US west heatwave: 31 million people brace for record-breaking temperatures
More than 31 million people across the US west and south-west are bracing for a brutal heatwave that could bring triple-digit temperatures this weekend, with authorities warning that records could be broken in many regions of California and Nevada. “This will be a record-setting heatwave.”This heatwave comes in the wake of record highs across Pacific north-west states and western Canada last week. On Friday, officials in Washington state announced emergency rules that provide farmworkers and others who work outdoors more protection from hot weather. The US west and south-west were also gripped by a heatwave in June, with at least 48 million under a heat advisory. Noaa says that Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Utah experienced their hottest June on record.
Mexico president casts video of brother taking cash as political smear
Released by Mexican news outlet Latinus, the video apparently made in 2015 shows a man who later formed part of the Lopez Obrador administration handing Martin Jesus Lopez Obrador an envelope stuffed with a large stack of bills. Lopez Obrador told the news conference the cash was not for him or any political campaign, and that he understood it was a personal matter between his brother and Leon. The 2020 video leak did erode his approval rating somewhat, and the new one could do the same, said Roy Campos, head of polling firm Consulta Mitofsky. But Lopez Obrador has generally been more adept at switching the political narrative than the opposition has been at capitalizing on scandals, Campos said. On Friday afternoon, media attention began shifting away from the video leak after the attorney general’s office said it was investigating a prominent official in the previous government for suspected illicit enrichment.
Top Japanese Olympic sponsors forced to nix plans after spectator ban
Organizers’ decision to ban spectators at most Tokyo Olympics events has forced some Japanese sponsors to take abrupt measures. Many top sponsors are expressing understanding for the move amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s heartbreaking to break the news to those who were waiting excitedly,” a Tobu Top Tours official said. The spectator ban deals a blow to businesses, including hotels and restaurants, that are now expected to experience a wave of cancellations. Several companies said that they wished the decision to ban spectators had been made sooner.
Honduran police arrest five after mob of 600 lynches Italian man
TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran police on Friday arrested five suspects for their role in killing an Italian man, who was lynched by a mob of more than 600 villagers in revenge for allegedly murdering a homeless man, the government said. The villagers on Thursday attacked 65-year-old Giorgio Scanu with stones, sticks and machetes at his residence in the town of Santa Ana de Yusguare, in the southern Honduran department of Choluteca, the security ministry said. The mob came after Scanu after he allegedly beat a 78-year-old homeless man to death on Wednesday for damaging ornamental plants in his garden, according to police reports based on complaints from local residents. “More than 600 angry residents entered the residence and used sticks, stones and machetes to kill the Italian accused of having killed Mr. Juan de Dios Flores,” said Rebeca Martinez, a spokeswoman for the security ministry. Martinez said authorities are searching for others involved in Scanu’s lynching and that police were present at the time, but could not stop it due to the size of the mob.
Spectators also barred from Olympic events in Hokkaido
Naomichi Suzuki, who had requested that the soccer matches be held without spectators, told reporters the organizers reversed their initial decision after talks with Hokkaido officials. According to the organizers, the reason for the about-face is the difficulty of preventing the flow of people between Hokkaido and Tokyo. With most of the events set to be held without spectators during the Summer Games, the organizers are expected to review their plans regarding volunteers and medical staff. On Thursday, the committee and other organizing bodies agreed to hold the Olympics without spectators in Tokyo and the neighboring prefectures of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa. While Hokkaido will also stage the men’s and women’s marathon and race walk events between Aug. 5 and 8, the organizers have already requested that the public refrain from gathering along the routes.
Moon may visit Tokyo for opening of Olympics, South Korean minister says
South Korea's sports minister indicated Friday that President Moon Jae-in may visit Japan to attend the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics later this month, expressing hope for a meeting between the leaders of the two countries on the occasion. Hwang said his Japan visit has already been scheduled. Japanese and South Korean leaders have not held summit talks since late 2019. South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported Friday that Moon is considering a two-day stay in Tokyo from July 23, when the opening event will be held. The report cited a South Korean government official.
UEFA stop Frank Skinner and David Baddiel from singing Three Lions at Wembley
UEFA have reportedly stopped Frank Skinner and David Baddiel from singing Three Lions before the Euro 2020 final as it is too 'partisan' and 'unfair' on the Italians. The comedians were the masterminds behind the Three Lions football anthem - which was penned 25 years ago and has been chanted throughout the tournament. UEFA stopped Frank Skinner and David Baddiel singing Three Lions at Wembley on SundayWhile appearing on the TV show The Last Leg, Skinner shared his frustrations with UEFA's decision. Nevertheless, Skinner and Baddiel were seen singing their hit song from the stands at Wembley as they cheered on England during their semi-final clash with Denmark. Skinner and Baddiel's song enjoyed a roaring comeback during the 2018 World Cup, in which England got to the semi-finals.
UEFA hit £25million jackpot with ticket sales after England's surge to the Euro 2020 final
UEFA will net up to £25million thanks to England’s march to the Euro 2020 final. Gareth Southgate’s men will be backed by a huge crowd at Wembley on Sunday, as they were against Denmark on Wednesday. There were concerns that an early exit for England would hit attendances for the semi-finals and final, which all take place under the arch. UEFA has been raking in the ticket sale money after England surged to the final of Euro 2020For the semi-finals, most tickets cost £501 and £296. Meanwhile, Hungary have been ordered to play their next three matches behind closed doors after racist and homophobic abuse by fans during Euro 2020 matches.
Katie Lee Biegel shares an emotional account of her struggles after giving birth
Katie Lee Biegel shared an emotional post on her Instagram page, detailing her personal struggles after giving birth to her first child in September. Speaking out: Katie Lee Biegel shared an emotional post on her Instagram page, detailing her personal struggles after giving birth to her first child in SeptemberShe continued, 'I recently hit my pre-baby weight, but it really isn't about the number on the scale. The It's Not Complicated author announced the arrival of daughter Iris Marion, via Instagram on September 3. New mom: The It's Not Complicated author announced the arrival of daughter Iris Marion, via Instagram on September 3'Welcome, baby Iris Marion Biegel,' she captioned. Katie, who was famously married to music legend Billy Joel from 2004 until 2010, shares her daughter with husband of two years, actor Ryan Biegel, 40.
Natalie Portman looks glum after being investigated by police for boat riding amid Sydney's lockdown
On Monday, Natalie Portman was investigated by New South Wales police for enjoying a leisurely boat ride amid the Sydney lockdown. In the past, Natalie has attended NRL Football games in support of celebrity friend Russel Crowe's team South Sydney Rabbitohs. She's almost a local: In the past, Natalie has attended NRL Football games in support of celebrity friend Russel Crowe's team South Sydney Rabbitohs. 'NSW Police have been made aware of community concerns regarding a boat ride and are conducting inquiries into the matter,' the spokeswoman said. The public health orders that were in place on Monday said Sydney residents could only leave their homes if they had a 'reasonable excuse'.
Jessica Chastain channels vintage Hollywood glamour in a floor-length emerald gown in Cannes
And Jessica Chastain channeled vintage Hollywood glamour in a floor-length emerald gown as she attended the Chopard party during the festival on Friday night. Jessica oozed confidence as she posed with her hand on her hip with a purple and green cuff bracelet on her wrist. The silver screen star looked gorgeous as she accentuated her natural features with a smokey eye makeup look and a slick of nude lipstick. She put on an upbeat display and beamed as she entered the glittering party in the stunning green dress. No stranger to a red carpet Jessica fixed cameras with a sultry star and smouldered for her photo call.
Sex And The City stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon embrace grey hair on set of reboot
Their historic female-centric show always made sure to put women front and center, in the best of lights. And now Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon are embracing their natural beauty as they begin shooting And Just Like That… the reboot of HBO classic Sex And The City. The star actresses, who were seen Friday on the streets of New York City filming on the first day of production, both rocked silvery grey tresses as part of their fashionable ensembles. And lead actress Parker, 56, wore her hair in highlighted ombre sections that allowed for strands of her gray roots to show through the blonde and brown. Running from 1998 to 2004, Sex And The City was an immensely popular series focusing on the love and sex lives of four 30-something New York City women.
Kylie Jenner shares sweet video of Stormi singing 'Blackbird' by The Beatles
And Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi, three, seems to have inherited her dad Travis Scott's musical prowess as evident in a sweet video shared to Instagram on Friday. The makeup mogul, 23, uploaded footage of Stormi adorably crooning the lyrics to 'Blackbird' by The Beatles, as she proved to be into the classics at a young age. Kylie Jenner's daughter Stormi, three, croons the lyrics to 'Blackbird' by The Beatles in a sweet video shared on social mediaClassics: The Beatles' music continues to endure years laterLaying in bed beside her mom, the adorable tot donned a white sundress while playing around with a microphone Instagram filter. 'Aww that was beautiful my baby,' the Kylie Cosmetics founder gushed after her impromptu performance. While Kylie tried to sit down and chat about Kylie Cosmetics, Stormi was seen climbing all over her mega-famous mom before stealing some candy out of a bowl.
PIC EXC: Bella Hadid and new beau Marc Kalman passionately kiss in France
AdvertisementBella Hadid looked very loved-up as she and new beau Marc Kalman kissed passionately during an outing along the French Riviera on Friday. In the throes of their whirlwind romance, Marc was seen wrapping his arms around Bella's waist as they shared a kiss while sat together on the boat. Bella was seen gazing lovingly into Marc's eyes and caressing his face while sat in his arms, and the pair then kissed passionately while jetting off around their picturesque location. Bella put on a typically stylish display in a colourful figure-hugging top that she had tucked into a pair of light-wash denim jeans. about Bella and Marc shortly after her snap, a source said: '[They] have been trying to keep it super low-key and private.
Witnesses hogtie and beat up shooter who fired 29 bullets at Portland apartment building
Luke Stolarzyk, 32, is alleged to have fired 29 bullets at a Portland, Oregon apartment building. Neighbors were all woken up by the disturbance which occurred around 1am on June 29th as the gunman fired 29 bullets before one resident decided to try and tackle the gunman himself. Stolarzyk is alleged to have fired 29 bullets with some striking the side of the building or the windowsFox 32 reports Stolarzyk as having been beaten up as he was 'subdued'. Nearby cars were struck by some of the 29 bullets. By the time officers arrived at the apartment building after a number of 911 calls, 'several people [were] standing around the defendant, who was hogtied and had been beaten up.'
Global tax reform tops G20 meet in Venice
G20 finance ministers may reach agreement on the tax plan in VeniceAdvertising Read moreVenice (AFP)G20 finance ministers gathered Friday in Venice under tight security, with global tax reform at the top of the agenda as the world's biggest economies seek to ensure multinational companies pay their fair share. All the countries have already signed up to a framework for global tax reform agreed on July 1 among members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), notably a corporate tax rate of at least 15 percent. The minimum rate is one of two so-called pillars of global tax reform that have been under negotiation for years, and have been given new impetus under the US presidency of Joe Biden. - 'Be realistic' -Final agreement on the minimum tax rate is not expected until the run-up to the G20 leaders' summit in Rome in October. It was the G20 finance ministers' first in-person meeting since February 2020, when coronavirus began sweeping across the world.
Biden taps LA Mayor Garcetti as ambassador to India
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, seen speaking to media in April 2021, has been tapped as US ambassador to IndiaAdvertising Read moreWashington (AFP)President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, an ambitious star in his Democratic Party, to be ambassador to India, with which the United States has an increasingly close relationship. Biden has stepped up the "Quad" partnership of the United States, India, Japan and Australia -- four democracies that largely share common cause on China's rising military and economic might. - Scandals rise at home -India has been facing major challenges from Covid-19 and air pollution -- two issues that Garcetti has tackled in Los Angeles. Garcetti in December said he turned down an unspecified job in the Biden administration so he could focus on defeating Covid-19 in Los Angeles. If Garcetti leaves, the City Council can either appoint an interim mayor or call a special election.
China’s hi-tech hub Shenzhen looks at legislation for digital economy, adopts data use law
Shenzhen has adopted a data use law to support the development of its digital economy. Photo: Martin Chan
Huawei CFO can't use HSBC documents in U.S. extradition case, judge rules
Huawei CFO can't use HSBC documents in U.S. extradition case, judge rulesMeng Wanzhou's defence team argued the material should be entered as evidence as they disprove the U.S.'s extradition claimA Canadian judge has denied Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou’s application to add a trove of documents her legal team received from HSBC as evidence to her U.S. extradition case, the judge announced on Friday. Article contentMeng, 49, is facing extradition from Canada to the United States on charges of bank fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to break U.S. sanctions. Try refreshing your browser, or Huawei CFO can't use HSBC documents in U.S. extradition case, judge rules Back to videoHer legal team received over 300 pages of internal documents from HSBC through a court in Hong Kong, which the defence argued should be entered as evidence because they would disprove the basis for the U.S.’s extradition claim. Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes, who has been overseeing the case in the British Columbia Supreme Court since its inception, disagreed. Her extradition hearings are scheduled to finish by the end of that month.
Letters to the editor: Mary Simon's a 'solid choice' for GG, despite not being fluent in French
Article content The appointment of Mary Simon as our new governor general appears to be a solid choice and I wish her well. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Benlolo uses the case of “Your Ward News” to justify his position. Article content It was blatantly unfair and the staff member behind it all was well known to us for his bias.
For the benefit of movie lovers, ‘Cannes and Netflix should kiss and make up’
Jake Gyllenhaal (left) and Paul Dano attend the photocall for Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, the last time a Netflix movie was screened in Cannes. For the third edition in a row, Netflix is nowhere to be seen at the world’s premier film festival. Scrambling to stem the furore, Cannes warned Netflix that it must allow its productions on the big screen – where films are meant to be shown. Instead, it took Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning “Roma” to Cannes’ oldest rival, the Venice Film Festival, which has no beef with the streamers. “It’s a strong stance in defence of the movie theatres.”The continuing standoff, however, is proving costly for both Cannes and Netflix.
Biden fires Trump-era Social Security commissioner after he refuses to resign
The Social Security Administration, which operates independently, pays out more than $1T per year. WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Friday fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul, a holdover from President Donald Trump who regularly drew criticism from Democrats, unions and social welfare advocates. The Social Security Administration, which has operated independently since 1994, pays out more than $1 trillion to 65 million beneficiaries each year. “This removal would be an unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted. In a joint statement, they said Social Security beneficiaries "stand the most to lose from President Biden’s partisan decision."
Biden fired the Trump-appointed Social Security head amid complaints of stimulus check delays and union-busting tactics
The White House fired Andrew Saul, the Social Security head, on Friday evening. President Joe Biden fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul and his top deputy on Friday afternoon, sparking a face-off as Saul says he doesn't intend to step down from his post. Advocates said the Social Security Administration delayed releasing information to the IRS for stimulus checks earlier this year. "Social Security beneficiaries stand the most to lose from President Biden's partisan decision to remove Commissioner Andrew Saul from leadership of the Social Security Administration," Brady and Crapo said. He wrote on Twitter Saul's removal would be "an unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration."
Missouri governor doesn’t want door-to-door vaccine help
Federal officials are pushing back after Parson said he doesn't want government employees going door-to-door to urge people to get vaccinated. Federal officials are pushing back after Parson said he doesn't want government employees going door-to-door to urge people to get vaccinated. Missouri asked for help last week from nearly formed federal "surge response" teams as it combats an influx of cases that's overwhelming some hospitals. He said he didn’t know what the federal government planned to do but stressed that the state had been getting federal help all along. “We know there’s a vast number of people that is hesitant to take the vaccine,” Parson said.
New Evidence Indicates Enough Illegal Votes In Georgia To Tip 2020
New evidence indicates that more than 10,300 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 2020 general election — a number that will continue to rise over the next several months, potentially exceeding the 12,670 votes that separated Joe Biden and Donald Trump. This evidence also vindicates former President Trump and his legal team for the related public (and private) comments and legal arguments made in challenging the Georgia election results. Also like sister states, Georgia ignored various legislative mandates designed to prevent fraud and to ensure the integrity of the vote. Yet the media, the courts, and the Secretary of State’s Office ignored or downplayed the issue. Upon learning of this new development, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office quietly opened an investigation into potentially illegal voting by residents who had moved between counties.
Biden fires Trump-appointed Social Security Administration chief
President Joe Biden on Friday fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul after he refused a request to resign, a White House official told NBC News. The White House told the paper that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision conferred the power to replace him. This removal would be an unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration. https://t.co/Y33G4YoZKf — Leader McConnell (@LeaderMcConnell) July 9, 2021"This removal would be an unprecedented and dangerous politicization of the Social Security Administration," McConnell said. Their agenda was not to protect Social Security but to impose cruelty on America’s seniors and disabled.
Officer completes delivery after DoorDash driver was arrested
(Gray News) – An officer with the Jonesboro Police Department went above and beyond to protect and serve dinner to a woman who had placed an order through a delivery service. According to the department, Officer Tyler Williams assisted Officer Levi Chism with an arrest during a traffic stop on June 29. They learned that the person arrested was a driver for DoorDash en route to make a delivery. “Your DoorDash guy got arrested, so I brought your food to you,” Williams explained. The DoorDash driver was charged for driving with a suspended or revoked license, no proof of liability and a failure to appear warrant out of a neighboring county.
Of two Haitian-Americans arrested in Moise killing, one was ‘very close’ to opponent, source says
Solages lived in Jacmel, a commune in the southeast department about 57 miles from Port-au-Prince, before moving to Fort Lauderdale. Sergot Joassaint, a Jacmel resident, said he has come across Solages before in Monchil 1, located at the entrance of Jacmel. A different Jacmel resident said Solages was “very close” to Vorbe. On social media, multiple people said Solages has worked as a security guard in Vorbe’s and Boulos’ businesses. Assassin James Solages brother of your friend in "Nou Pap Domi" PascaleSolages.He worked security for demitri vorbe and worked at nissan with reginald boulos.
India hands over Holy Relic of St. Queen Ketevan during Jaishankar's trip to Georgia
Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday handed over the Holy Relic of St. Queen Ketevan to the Government and the people of Georgia at a ceremony in the presence of His Hiliness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili.St. Queen Ketevan was a 17th century Georgian Queen who attained martyrdom. Her relics were found in 2005 at the St. Augustine Convent in Old Goa , India, on the basis of medieval Portuguese records. They are believed to have been brought to Goa in 1627 and interred in St. Augustine Complex. This loan of Relics was extended for another six months and was returned to India on 30 September 2018.
Taliban Impose New Restrictions on Women, Media In Afghanistan’s North
Since May, when the United States and NATO began withdrawing their remaining troops, the Taliban captured about 100 of Afghanistan’s more than 400 districts from government-allied forces. In several districts of Takhar, Badakhshan, and Kunduz province that came under the Taliban control recently, local reports claim the Taliban issued similar restrictions on women and forced men to grow beards. Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a statement Wednesday accused the Taliban of forcibly displacing residents and burning their homes in an apparent retaliation for cooperating with Afghan forces. “As a journalist, I would say that the Taliban and the government should follow the media laws,” Yaqoob said. The RSF charges that violence against journalists and media outlets has increased “significantly” despite of peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
Haiti requests US troops to protect infrastructure after assassination
Haiti’s government has requested that the United States send troops to protect key infrastructure after the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse this week, the elections minister, Mathias Pierre, said on Friday. Haitian officials said they had requested military support to protect port, airport and gasoline facilities and other key infrastructure, the New York Times reported. Police in Haiti said the assassination was carried out by 26 Colombian and two Haitian American mercenaries. “Another deployment of foreign troops to Haiti would be a disaster,” said Jake Johnston, a Haiti specialist from the Center for Economic and Policy Research thinktank. Kinsley Jean, a student leader and political activist, said he was “fervently” against foreign military interventions in his country.
Haiti’s interim PM confirms request for US troops to country
Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Joseph Odelyn)Haitians wave their passports shouting "Help, refugee," as they gather outside the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, July 9, 2021. Senior officials from Colombia’s security forces will travel to Haiti to help with the investigation. Taiwan’s Embassy in Port-au-Prince said police had arrested 11 individuals who tried to break into the compound early Thursday. Police were alerted by embassy security while Taiwanese diplomats were working from home.
Alabama has lowest percentage of COVID-19 vaccinated residents in U.S.
Alabama has the least percentage of fully vaccinated residents in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alabama, with 33.1 percent of residents fully vaccinated, held the rating of second worst vaccination rate for months, behind Mississippi, which now holds that spot, at 33.3 percent fully vaccinated. ADPH uses the seven-day average of new daily cases to categorize counties as either low risk, moderate risk, high risk or very high risk. In addition to the 21 counties deemed as very high risk, four counties are “high risk.”The percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive statewide increased to 4.8 percent on July 3, according to ADPH. Louisiana, with a 35.6 percent vaccination rate, saw cases rise 109 percent, and Tennessee, where 37 percent of residents are vaccinated, had a 169 percent increase in new cases.
Passengers Ordered To Place Hands On Head, Not Film, During Last Hour Of American Airlines Flight To Miami
Passengers were ordered to remain in their seats with their hands on their head for the final hour of American Airlines flight due to a “security threat” onboard. Upon landing, law enforcement personnel boarded the 777 jet to purportedly arrest a woman who had been screaming onboard. But another passenger onboard reports the passenger arrested a woman who screamed for over 90 minutes and was eventually duct-taped to her seat. CONCLUSIONPassengers were asked to keep their hands on their heads for the final hour of American Airlines flight to Miami. It appears this was due to a screaming passenger onboard, though I suspect there was something more going on.
Southwest Missouri receives help from the US government as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise
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Los Angeles County sees exponential growth in Covid-19 cases as Delta variant becomes dominant, worrying officials
(CNN) The most populous county in the US is seeing "exponential growth" of Covid-19 cases as the Delta variant takes over as the dominant coronavirus strain, health officials in Los Angeles County said. The Delta variant, first detected in India, has been found in 43% of new sequenced samples in California, the state said. "Although we expected the Delta variant to become the dominant strain in the United States, this rapid rise is troubling," she said. A Pfizer spokesperson later told CNN the company planned to request FDA emergency use authorization for a booster shot in August. And if Americans ultimately need a booster shot, "people shouldn't get too worked up about that," he said.
People rush to stabilize malfunctioning ride at National Cherry Festival in Traverse City
People rushed to stabilize a malfunctioning ride Thursday night at the National Cherry festival in Traverse City, according to a report from Up North Live. Videos shared to social media show a Magic Carpet ride in the Arnold's Amusements Midway swaying back and forth as people rush forward to hang onto the front railing of the ride. Be warned, the video features some strong language. No injuries were reported and the ride was disassembled by Friday morning, according to Up North Live. Follow him on Twitter @jrndavidson.
ICC judges order first trial for Darfur war crimes
THE HAGUE, July 9 (Reuters) - Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that a Sudanese suspect can be charged with 31 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity and have ordered the first trial at the tribunal linked to bloodshed in Sudan's Darfur region. In a decision published on Friday, judges said Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman would face 31 counts including persecution, murder, rape and torture. Darfur's conflict erupted in 2003 when mostly non-Arab rebels took up arms against Sudan's government, accusing it of neglecting the arid, western region. Sudan's former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is facing ICC charges of orchestrating genocide and other atrocities in Darfur, was deposed in 2019 and remains in prison in Khartoum. Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Giles ElgoodOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Memorial held for man who died during heat wave
Memorial held for man who died during heat wavePeople gathered at the entrance of a church in Olympia to remember a man who died during the recent heat wave in the Pacific Northwest (July 9)
Mayor: Cat from condo collapse returned to family
Mayor: Cat from condo collapse returned to familyThe Miami-Dade mayor says a cat that lived in the collapsed Florida condominium has been found and returned to its family.
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapse
Mayor reacts to missing cat found from collapseOfficials say a cat that had lived on the ninth floor of a South Florida condo building before it collapsed last month has been found and returned to its family.
Phewwww, the CDC is mostly on target in rules for opening school this fall
To many of us, this seems obvious, but it actually represents a landmark shift in how CDC has been talking about schools. (This is exactly why I supported the change to CDC mask guidance in May, even though it was not popular in public health circles.) At first read, it seems CDC is mandating masks in schools f