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Generals hold off Bandits to clinch spot in USFL playoffs
The New Jersey Generals became the first team to qualify for a USFL playoff spot after holding on for a 20-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Bandits at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday. Quarterback Jordan Ta’amu led the Bandits to the Generals’ 12-yard line late in the fourth quarter, but New Jersey’s defense stiffened up to secure the victory. Tampa Bay answered with a Tyler Rausa 34-yard field goal in the second quarter to cut the Generals’ lead to 7-3. After missing a 52-yard field goal, kicker Austin Jones tacked on a 35-yarder to give the Generals a 17-3 halftime lead. Jones later hit a 43-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring for New Jersey.
Neighbor blasts Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo as ‘a coward’ in wake of massacre
“Pete Arredondo is a coward. Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo is reportedly staying at his home with security guarding the area. “I do not understand why the police from Uvalde, Texas, are guarding Pete Arredondo’s home,” Torres said. “If they can not protect the children and citizens of Uvalde, Texas, then they have no business in law enforcement. The latest from the Texas school shooting“They may as well go flip burgers somewhere else.”
Joe Biden’s loose lips could sink ships
They said the United States is still only committed to selling Taiwan military equipment to defend itself and claimed Biden was definitely not talking about “regime change” in Russia. CHINE NOUVELLE/SIPA/ShutterstockIn his book “The Sleepwalkers,” author Christopher Clark masterfully describes how World War I started despite no European leader wanting war or believing one would happen. Check out more newslettersAre we on the verge of sleepwalking into World War III? I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks.”Yet now we’re seemingly ready to go to war over Taiwan. So perhaps our China policy is to speak loudly and carry a small stick.
Eric, it’s safety first! Adams’ loud promises to NYC businesses not kept
Adams is a frequent customer at some of the city’s glitziest and most pricey restaurants (on a salary of around $250,000). Adams was photographed on the red carpet sporting an “End Gun Violence” jacket — as if we all need to be reminded. Letting down supportersBuyer’s remorse is starting to roil the relationship between the mayor and the city’s business leaders. Mayor Eric Adams seems to be reveling in the spotlight at events like the Met Gala, which he attended with longtime partner Tracey Collins on May 2. Let’s hope Adams got their message and, by all means, enjoys the city’s nightlife, restaurants and hanging with celebs.
Red Bulls roll past D.C. United to pick up first home win of season
Midfielder Luquinhas scored two goals in the span of four minutes of the early second half to help the New York Red Bulls to a 4-1 win over D.C. United Saturday night. New York (6-3-5, 23 points) picked up its first league win since beating the Chicago Fire on April 30. New York (1-4-2 at home) picked up their first win at home this season, while D.C. (1-3-1 away) continues to struggle on the road. It took Luquinhas only four more minutes to double the Red Bulls’ lead with a stunning strike. Red Bulls midfielder Luquinhas Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY SportsIn the 63rd minute, Lewis Morgan answered Luquinhas’ volley with his own highlight-reel volley to make it 3-0 to the hosts.
Kennedy Burke keeps contributing, but the Mystics can’t solve the Sun
Placeholder while article actions loadUNCASVILLE, Conn. — Washington Mystics Coach Mike Thibault was thrilled to claim Kennedy Burke off waivers on the day the WNBA season started. The 6-foot-1 wing entered Saturday’s game averaging career highs in points (9.0), rebounds (2.0) and steals (1.5). The Sun (6-2) controlled most of the game as the Mystics shot 40.0 percent, but Connecticut never led by double digits. Ariel Atkins had 13 points for the Mystics, and Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and two blocks. Williams had her best game with the Mystics on Saturday, and Rui Machida had a pair of highlight-reel passes and made a three-pointer.
D.C. United enters break on a sour note with listless loss to Red Bulls
Without injured star Taxi Fountas, United survived one half before being buried by the New York Red Bulls in a three-goal, nine-minute blitz packed with failed clearances and sensational finishes. The Red Bulls were better with the ball and in their buildup, but with United defenders making timely tackles in the box, the match remained scoreless at halftime. A minute later, the Red Bulls went ahead. Another five minutes, another goal for the Red Bulls: a corner kick, two D.C. touches, then a wicked volley by Morgan from 25 yards that swerved beyond Hamid’s reach and into the far side netting. AdvertisementAshton is expected to provide ample opportunity for secondary players, as well as call on reinforcements from second-division Loudoun United.
Top Winners and Losers After Real Madrid's Champions League Victory vs. Liverpool
That said, it was an incredibly disappointing result for Liverpool, which entered with hopes of avenging its 2018 UCL final loss to Real Madrid. The Belgian was brilliant in goal for Real Madrid in the final, making nine saves to help his team earn the victory. Vinicius Junior also entered Saturday's game with three goals and six assists in 12 Champions League matches this season. Loser: Liverpool's DefenseThe Liverpool defense of Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate and Andrew Robertson struggled. For comparison, the Real Madrid defense made 17 tackles, winning 15, and completed 11 clearances and managed to maintain a clean sheet.
Dan Bongino: Pretending that guns caused Texas school shooting is not being 'serious about the problem'
"Unfiltered" host Dan Bongino took gun control advocates to task for their response to the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting in Saturday's opening monologue. Even though we have verified, concrete, set-in-stone, unimpeachable evidence that banning guns won't fix the problem. UVALDE, TEXAS, OFFICERS HOSTED 'ACTIVE SHOOTER SCENARIO TRAINING' IN MARCH…There's not one thing that's going to stop this from happening again. Pretending it was the existence of guns that perpetrated this horrific massacre — you're not being serious about the problem. They want to punish us — free Americans — for the actions of an evil, evil individual.
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Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region. 1:19 AM UTC
Shaunie O'Neal Is Married! Basketball Wives Star Weds Pastor Keion Henderson in Anguilla Ceremony
shaunie o neal and keion hederson wedding credit manolo dorestemanolo doreste Shaunie O'Neal and Keion HendersonShaunie O'Neal and Keion Henderson are married! "I just lost my dad in February," O'Neal tells PEOPLE. While extravagant, and certainly larger than they had initially anticipated — Shaunie tells PEOPLE that their original number of guests was only 50 — the evening was special and intimate. ... She finally agreed to meet me," Henderson tells PEOPLE. RELATED: Shaunie O'Neal and Pastor Keion Henderson Are Engaged: 'This Love is Forever'So for the next six hours, they connected over family and faith.
Two dead, several injured in holiday weekend boating incidents
Two people are dead, three are missing, and more than a dozen others were hospitalized in holiday weekend boating incidents in Georgia and Illinois on Saturday, authorities said. The U.S. Coast Guard said five people were rescued, with one hospitalized in good condition. One of those rescued was pulled from the water by a Coast Guard helicopter crew. Officials said the Coast Guard would continue to conduct rescue and dive operations alongside local partners. On the Illinois River in the area of Seneca, Illinois, a 30-foot boat went up in flames about 5:30 p.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard said.
Australia PM says Pacific leaders 'positive' on his new push
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the Quad leaders’ summit, in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. "The response has been very positive," Albanese said in a television interview broadcast on Sunday, when asked about the reaction of Pacific leaders to his government's approach. The new Australian foreign minister, Penny Wong, headed to the Pacific on Thursday for her first foreign trip after the centre-left government was sworn in. China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, is also on a tour of the Pacific seeking a 10-nation deal on security and trade. Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said on Saturday he had a wonderful meeting with Australian minister, who had earlier told the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat that Australia would listen to Pacific islands on climate change.
Police alert: At least five towns issue warnings about a man who may be targeting young women
Police in several communities are warning women to be on the lookout for a man who’s vandalizing vehicles and then offering to help the women who are left stranded - unaware that the man offering the help actually caused the damage. Story continues“As in all situations, be aware that individuals offering help may have in fact been involved in orchestrating the situation. Download the FREE Boston 25 News app for breaking news alerts. Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW
Seven People Died in Connection With the Capitol Attack. Trump Just Called the Insurrection a ‘Hoax’
Hageman is running in a primary against anti-Trump congresswoman, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Seven people died in connection with the very real attack, according to a bipartisan Senate investigation. Story continuesTrump again tried to tie Liz Cheney to her father by showing a manipulated image of the congresswoman with George W. Bush’s face. Liz Send-Your-Children-To-War Cheney!” pic.twitter.com/0OV6AmphNj — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) May 28, 2022Throughout the speech, Trump kept returning to the subject of Jan. 6. But not according to Trump, who said the insurrection is “another con job just like Russia, Russia, Russia.” “This was made up by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, a total fake story,” he said.
Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria
A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told the Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy. The stampede at the event organized by the Kings Assembly Pentecostal church in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers state, involved people who came to an annual “Shop for Free” charity program, according to Grace Iringe-Koko, a police spokeswoman. Saturday’s charity program was supposed to begin at 9 a.m., but dozens arrived as early as 5 a.m. to secure their places in line, Iringe-Koko said. Five of the dead children were siblings, he told the AP, adding that a pregnant woman was also killed. Some church members were attacked and injured by relatives of the victims after the stampede, according to witness Christopher Eze.
People who know new Lakers coach Darvin Ham praise his virtues: ‘He’s the right guy’
So, naturally, the Lakers went and hired Darvin Ham, who spent most his one-year high school basketball career on the bench. “I didn’t know him,” former Saginaw High coach Marshall Thomas said with a laugh. Darvin Ham gestures during a game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets in January 2022. “He’s that guy.”Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Darvin Ham watches from the sideline during a game. (Aaron Gash / Associated Press)Former NBA coach and current Indiana Hoosiers coach Mike Woodson was an assistant on those Pistons teams.
Mitty pitcher's two-hitter lifts the Monarchs to CCS D-II baseball title
Mitty played superb defense, took advantage of Branham’s mistakes, and had a few big hits. The Monarchs also got a dominant performance from senior right-hander Antonio Cabrera, who pitched a two-hitter. Then (Luka) Pintar going complete game against Serra and then AC coming back and going complete game here tonight. The Monarchs loaded the bases with none out and took a 1-0 lead on Matteo Blandino’s force-out to shortstop. Really proud of him.”In the sixth inning Saturday, Yocke gave Blandino the stop sign at second base.
BottleRock Napa festival loses Bleachers due to COVID-19
Bleachers, the popular rock act led by super successful songwriter-producer Jack Antonoff, has canceled its upcoming set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival due to COVID-19. The group was supposed to perform on the last day of the three-day festival, which runs May 27-29 at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. — bleachers (@bleachersmusic) May 29, 2022The band was supposed to be the main support act for Sunday mainstage headliner Pink. Of course, fans were saddened to hear the news that Bleachers wouldn’t be performing at BottleRock and a number of them expressed their feelings via social media. So sad to hear, hope you feel better soon!” tweeted @AlyssaHornung.
Photos: BottleRock Napa Valley returns, a Memorial Day weekend favorite
The popular BottleRock music festival returns to the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa for a sold-out three-day run from May 27-29. Metallica, Pink, Twenty One Pilots, Mount Westmore, Chvrches, the Black Crowes, Kygo, Banks, Pitbull and Luke Combs are among the marquee acts.
She was the nurse in this famous photo. But who was the man carrying the flag?
An image taken by Republic photographer Michael Chow resonated with people around the country and the world. And it gave that nurse, Lauren Leander, a burst of fame. In a new interview, she tells The Republic this month about the two years that have passed since that day. But the man in the photo – the one carrying a flag and seeming to square off with Leander – has remained anonymous. Special report: How a photo changed the life of a nurse who worked the COVID-19 unit of a Phoenix hospitalThe Republic is looking to identify that man.
Cubs drop White Sox below .500
Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel each drove in two runs for the Cubs. Nico Hoerner and Rafael Ortega singled to start the second and Hoerner scored on Andrelton Simmons’ ground out to give the Cubs a 3-0 lead. After an intentional walk to Ian Happ, Wisdom beat out a double play to score a run and Schwindel singled home the Cubs’ fifth run. The Sox (22-23) swept the Cubs (19-26) in a two-game series at Wrigley Field May 3-4. Making his third spot start, Thompson (5-0, 1.58 ERA) gave up five hits and walked one while striking out four.
Dirt bike rider killed in collision with SUV in northwest Las Vegas
A dirt biker rider was killed in a collision with an SUV Saturday afternoon. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)Police traffic detectives are investigating a fatal collision that killed a dirt bike rider in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. The dirt bike collided with an SUV about 3:10 p.m. Saturday. The rider was declared deceased at the scene at Sky Canyon Park Drive and Iron Mountain Road, according to Lt. Justin Byers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Sky Canyon Park is closed in both directions on each side of Iron Mountain and Iron Mountain is closed in both directions at Sky Canyon Park and Dark Onyx Street.
Jeff McNeil’s 3-run homer powers Mets to 8-2 win over the Phillies
Jeff McNeil stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning with runners at the corners and his team down by one. The left fielder crushed Phillies starter Zach Eflin’s 93 mph sinker and sent it straight to the Coca Cola corner. It was the perfect catalyst in the Mets’ eventual 8-2 win over the Phillies and their hapless defense. On Saturday, Walker loaded the bases in the fourth inning on back-to-back singles to Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos and a walk to Rhys Hoskins. After the rocky top of the fourth Walker had, there was Lindor, who worked Eflin’s pitches for a walk on full count.
Rougned Odor stays hot, Denyi Reyes and bullpen shut the door to lift Orioles over Red Sox, 4-2, in Game 2 of doubleheader
During that first month of the season, Rougned Odor was a near-liability at the plate, batting .180. Take May 1, for instance, when Odor stepped in against the Boston Red Sox and launched his first home run of the season. And now on Saturday, at Fenway Park against the Red Sox once more, Odor continued what has been a resurgent month. Third baseman Ramón Urías drove in Austin Hays — who, with two hits, rose his batting average to a team-best .297 — before Odor stepped in and brought home three runs with one swing. But the Orioles didn’t need one, not after Odor’s blast and the work the bullpen did to shut the door.
Twenty One Pilots make gigantic 21-ingredient burrito at BottleRock 2022
The members of Twenty One Pilots brought their love of burritos to the Culinary Stage on the second day of BottleRock Napa Valley. For the cooking demonstration at BottleRock, Sanchez created a specialty 21-item burrito for the band with a 21-inch tortilla. Pressed to answer what makes the perfect burrito, Sanchez said it’s all about moderation. Joseph took particular interest in learning how to roll the burrito without breaking it. Once the gigantic creation was finished, Twenty One Pilots decided it would be best to share it with their fans.
15 injured, 1 seriously, in boat fire at marina in Seneca
Fifteen people were injured, one of them seriously, when a boat caught on fire at a marina Saturday afternoon in Seneca, about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. Authorities responded to a call that a boat with 17 passengers had burst into flames about 4:30 p.m. at the Spring Brook Marina in the 600 block of West River Drive, according to Illinois State Police. One person was airlifted to a hospital in serious condition, state police said. Fourteen others, including a marina employee, were taken to hospitals with injuries that weren’t believed to be life-threatening. The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known.
Milwaukee Police asking for help finding 'critically missing' woman
Milwaukee police are requesting the public's assistance in finding a "critically missing" 39-year-old woman. Police say Jennifer Rivera-Suliveres was last seen in the area of the 2900 block of W. National Ave. around 2 a.m. on Saturday. Rivera-Suliveres is Hispanic, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs 174 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray nightgown. "Critically missing" is a label police apply to missing persons who may be in immediate danger due to a variety of factors.
Aces outlast Chicago Sky for sixth-consecutive win
A’ja Wilson scored 22 points as the Aces beat the Chicago Sky, the reigning WNBA Champions, at Wintrust Arena Saturday. Aces coach Becky Hammon is shown during a WNBA game against the Los Angeles Sparks on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. With the Aces clinging to a four-point lead against the Chicago Sky and 36 seconds remaining in the game, the team needed someone to make a play. Hamby’s basket pushed the Aces lead to six and effectively secured the team’s sixth consecutive win, beating the reigning WNBA champion Sky 83-76 Saturday at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. The Aces endured a late push from the Sky, but the fourth quarter was filled with some dramatic highs and lows.
Chicago Fire’s winless streak reaches 10 games with a 3-2 road loss to Toronto FC
TORONTO — Alejandro Pozuelo scored in the 71st and 78th minutes to give Toronto FC a 3-2 comeback victory over the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. Pozuelo returned after missing three games because of a lower-body injury to help Toronto (4-7-3) snap a six-game winless streak. Deandre Kerr also scored for Toronto. AdvertisementKacper Przybylko and Carlos Teran scored for the Fire (2-7-5) — both on assists from Xherdan Shaqiri. The Fire, whose winless streak reached 10 games, finished with a franchise-record 33 shots, according to their website.
Game 6: Rangers vs. Hurricanes
The Rangers host the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of their second round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Jim McIsaacAntti Raanta #32 of the Carolina Hurricanes surrenders a goal in the first period against Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers during Game Six of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in New York City. Credit: Jim McIsaacTyler Motte #64 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Six of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in New York City. Credit: Jim McIsaacTyler Motte #64 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal in the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Six of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in New York City. Credit: Jim McIsaacBarclay Goodrow #21 of the New York Rangers skates against Brett Pesce #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period during Game Six of the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in New York City.
Portland Thorns rally for 2-2 draw against Chicago Red Stars
Hina Sugita and Sophia Smith scored for the Portland Thorns as they rallied from behind twice Saturday to earn a 2-2 draw with the Chicago Red Stars in their first road game of the 2022 regular season. Portland (1-1-3, 5 points) stretched its winless streak to four games after a rematch of the 2021 NWSL semifinal, which Chicago won 2-0 at Providence Park.
Regional Digest: Yard Goats dominate Flying Squirrels
The Yard Goats (28-16) improved to 9-2 on their road trip and are 12 games above .500 for the first time since Aug. 27, 2016. AdvertisementDavis worked five innings with seven strikeouts for the win as the Yard Goats stayed within one-half game of first place in the Northeast Division. AdvertisementThe Yard Goats stranded five runners in the first three innings but finally got to Richmond starter Bryan Brickhouse in the fourth. The Yard Goats then pulled off a double steal, as Tovar broke for second and Isaac Collins came home, giving the Yard Goats a 3-2 lead. However, the Yard Goats padded their lead as Datres cranked a three-run home run to make it 8-3.
Man missing from Chicago pulled from waters of Lake Michigan in Wilmette identified: officials
A body recovered from Lake Michigan in Wilmette was identified Saturday as a man who had been missing since May 11 in Chicago, officials said. Daniel Sotelo, 26, was found May 22 in Lake Michigan in Wilmette, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. AdvertisementThe cause and manner of his death are still pending, the medical examiner’s office said. AdvertisementOn Saturday evening, Chicago police posted an updated bulletin saying Sotelo had been located. Anthony Spicuzza, a police spokesperson, referred questions to Wilmette.
Chicago Cubs get to White Sox starter Johnny Cueto early in a 5-1 victory in the City Series
Johnny Cueto didn’t allow a run in his first two starts with the Chicago White Sox. Patrick Wisdom’s bloop landed just out of the reach of Sox first baseman José Abreu in a shallow right field for an RBI double. Adam Engel smoked a one-hopper that Simmons, the Cubs shortstop, couldn’t handle and turned it into a double. Schwindel followed with an RBI single to right, stretching the lead to 5-1 and ending Cueto’s outing. AdvertisementWhite Sox starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers against the Cubs on Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Opinion: Rape is never 'an opportunity' for women
When asked about the lack of exceptions, the bill sponsor reaffirmed her extreme stance, replying, "Rape is an opportunity for women." It doesn’t matter if a victim is 13 or in their 50s, rape is rape. I support Ohioans’ freedom to be told accurate medical information about their bodies. And I stand with the overwhelming majority of Ohioans who know that rape is not an opportunity and who support access to reproductive health care. I am just one among thousands of women sharing their personal story with a simple message – access to abortion is health care and rape is never an opportunity.
St. Henry baseball to face Beechwood in the Crusaders' first regional championship game
St. Henry outlasted Highlands 6-5 at Thomas More Stadium (the Florence Y’alls home park) to advance to Sunday’s regional championship game against Beechwood at 3 p.m., also at Thomas More Stadium. St. Henry, 18-13 overall, reached the championship game for the first time in team history. These guys are a great cohesive unit.”“It feels great, doing something that St. Henry baseball has never done,” said St. Henry’s Luke Keipert. The Tigers will face St. Henry 3 p.m. Sunday in a bid to win its third straight regional championship. Beechwood beat St. Henry 11-1 nearly two months ago on March 30.
Opinion: Repairing stormwater ravage
The task is to exclude most of the stormwater now entering sanitary sewers and manage stormwater flows through a variety of well-known solutions. Over-land stormwater flows cause the erosion, destruction of properties and flooding described in The Enquirer. Some of the infrastructure improvements required for the sewer system would also greatly reduce over-land stormwater threats. But to fully address the over-land stormwater issue would require additional solutions for flows coming off undeveloped hillsides or down canyons, and filling low-lying areas. A regional public compensation fund set up using stormwater fees and other assessments would provide relief for the victims of stormwater environmental injustice.
Opinion: Don't turn Forest Hills into a laughingstock
Now, in an era of cancel culture, the newly elected and greatly inexperienced Forest Hills Board of Education abruptly canceled that evil of evils, Turpin High School’s Diversity Day. I don’t recall any concern about Turpin’s Diversity Day in their limited platforms. The Forest Hills board members could not have genuinely been worried about indoctrination or ulterior motives. Forest Hills is starting to look like Hillsboro while four board members walk on all fours. David Wolfford is a high school teacher and Turpin High School parent.
Opinion: When it comes to work, we can do better than 'back to normal'
It is clear an economic recovery is well under way, but the benefits of that recovery have been unevenly distributed. Though the overall Black unemployment rate has nearly returned to pre-pandemic levels, it is still almost twice the national average. The average person may think that the economy isn’t doing well because the normal state of the economy isn’t good enough for most people. These diverse groups agreed: the economy isn’t truly thriving when their immediate communities continue to face unemployment, underemployment and resource scarcity. "Better looks like being able to work and not have to go to the plasma bank after work so I can get extra money for gas," Danielle said.
No. 1 Scheffler has lead alone going to Colonial final round
Stephen HawkinsAssociated PressFort Worth, Texas — Scottie Scheffler almost made it through another round at Colonial without a bogey, this time with wind gusting through the trees at Hogan’s Alley. The world’s top-ranked player has the lead alone after the third round. The greens were actually pretty firm, and so it was challenging.”Consecutive birdies to start the back nine gave Scheffler a two-stroke lead. Scheffler had also been part of the lead after 18 holes, when a Colonial-record eight players were tied atop the leaderboard. Just had to stay really patient.”Furue edged Jodi Ewart Shadoff with 30-foot par putt on the 22nd hole.
Beverly Hills Supper Club fire | Enquirer historic front pages from May 29
The EnquirerTake a look back at history through the front pages of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Every day we look at 10 pages that show the local, national and international headlines. Today’s pages cover news reported in The Enquirer on May 29 in years ranging from 1956 to 2002. Headlines included the tragic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in 1977, NASA spacewalk, an unflattering opinion of Cincinnati – and the Reds headed to New York? May 29, 1956May 29, 1957May 29, 1962May 29, 1965May 29, 1969May 29, 1971May 29, 1977May 29, 1983May 29, 1984May 29, 2002
Opinion: The time for action on gun control is now, and Americans support it
Concerning school safety programs, approximately 70-75% support increasing the number of mental health counselors in each school and increasing active shooter drills, while more than 80% support increasing anti-bullying programs. Finally, there is broad support for gun control policies. Additionally, 67% support increasing the age to purchase any gun from 18 to 21, and approximately 60% support banning the sale of AR-15s. Americans support and are willing to pay for a variety of preventative measures, including gun control. As such, politicians and policymakers should take cues from the public and enact legislation concerning school programming, target hardening, and gun control.
Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Events, concerts and more from May 30-June 5
With Alex G.MUSIC: Reggae Wednesday, 7-10 p.m., Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. MUSIC: Live at Lunch on Short Vine, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Short Vine, 2717 Short Vine St., Corryville. Saturday, June 4ART: Mary Kroner: X Marks the Spot, noon-5 p.m., Studio Kroner, 130 W. Court St., Downtown. MUSIC: Fifth & Vine Live, 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Fountain Square, 525 Vine St., Downtown. SHOPPING: Art on Vine, noon-6 p.m., Fountain Square, 520 Vine St., Downtown.
Opinion: America closer to having state-imposed, religious-based laws
If the U.S. Supreme Court adopts the draft opinion, the court will be issuing an historic, precedent-breaking opinion based on the religious beliefs held by many of the current justices. The first sentence of the draft opinion states: "Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views." If this opinion becomes final, states will be able to limit or eliminate abortion rights and put people’s lives in danger. But also based on this draft opinion, states will be able to restrict or eliminate other rights that the Roe v. Wade precedent currently protects. This draft opinion is moving America closer to having state-imposed religious-based laws.
Border voices: Coffee cooperative nourishes community, opportunity
He heard about the coffee cooperative through the Presbyterian Church in Agua Prieta, Sonora, where he is a member. “We felt like Douglas and Agua Prieta were the same city, the same community,” he says. Coffee farmers arrived in Agua Prieta looking for work because they couldn’t support their families or educate their children. Sanchez is the secretary for Café Justo y Más — the Café Justo coffee house that opened in 2016. Café Justo has taught me so many things.”Being a part of Café Justo taught her there are no limits, that si, se puede, she says.
Texas 11, Oakland 4
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Dublin Jerome, Olentangy Liberty, DeSales advance to boys volleyball state tournament
These guys played like veterans.”Jerome improved to 17-9 and will face Cincinnati Elder in a state quarterfinal June 4 at Pickerington Central. As a team, we thrived.”Thomas won both regular-season meetings in OCC-Cardinal Division play: 25-20, 15-25, 17-25, 25-22, 15-3 on April 14 and 25-20, 26-24, 26-24 on May 5. “After (the first set), I think we did a great job of limiting their runs,” Liberty coach David Hale said. Hoying, the team’s primary setter, was injured during the first match and cleared to play two days before the second. “Being healthy is key, but I think the magnitude of the match really inspired us,” Hoying said.
AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT
By Friday, authorities acknowledged that students and teachers repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while the police chief told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway at Robb Elementary School. As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remainsHOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle. A gunman killed at least 19 children with a similar weapon at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday in the nation's second mass killing this month. Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaosPARIS (AP) — Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe.
Critical fire condition warnings issued across US Southwest
Warnings of critical fire conditions blanketed much of the U.S. Southwest on Saturday, as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation's largest active wildfire. The 7-week-old fire, the largest in New Mexico history, has burned 491 square miles (1,272 square kilometers) of forest in rugged terrain east of Santa Fe since being started in April by two planned burns. Crews were patrolling partially burned areas and clearing and cutting containment lines, including primary ones near the fire as bulldozers scraped backup lines farther away. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire conditions for parts of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Elsewhere, 150 firefighters battled a wind-driven fire that burned 9 square miles (24 square kilometers) of grass, brush and salt cedar about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) southwest of Parker, Arizona.
Tim Steller's column: Independent review of police shootings still needed
The delay has been frustrating enough that people have protested outside Pima County Attorney Laura Conover's office. A former Pima County prosecutor who has become Conover's nemesis, filing repeated public records requests and criticizing her performance, said that's not nearly enough. "The Pima County Attorney is the most powerful position south of the Gila River," said Feinman, on the phone from British Columbia where he recently moved. Pima County Sheriff's Department Deputy Gilbert Caudillo shot and killed 19-year-old Bradley Lewis, whom deputies had pulled over and suspected in another crime. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, a supporter of her candidacy, said that there are some things that even a reformer can't change about a prosecutor's office.
Human genome of Pompeii victim sequenced for the first time
Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a man who died after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD for the first time. Pompeii is one of the world's most intensively studied archaeological sites, but getting detailed genetic information from the skeletal remains preserved in Pompeii had long eluded scientists. Before this latest study only short stretches of mitochondrial DNA from human and animal remains from Pompeii had been sequenced, a news release announcing the study said. "Individuals in Pompeii were not directly in contact with volcanic lava, but rather were enveloped in volcanic ash," Scorrano said. He said this created an oxygen-free environment, which helped preserve the DNA in the skeletal remains.
Nicole Scherzinger dazzles in a mini dress and leather jacket as she heads for a night out in London
Nicole Scherzinger once again turned heads in a typically stylish ensemble as she headed for a night out in Mayfair on Saturday evening. The 43-year-old showed off her toned physique in a glitzy mini dress, which was embellished with silver sequins and featured a strapless design. Stunner: Nicole Scherzinger, 43, dazzled in a glitzy mini dress on Saturday evening as she headed for a night out in London at The Maine MayfairThe brunette beauty added a pair of pointed toe Christian Louboutin high heels for the outing. Nicole opted for a glimmering metallic eyeshadow to complement her dress perfectly, adding a dark smokey eye and a radiant base. Hoops: The beauty added a pair of silver hoop earrings, as she seemed in high spirits as she left the central London hotspot
Trinity baseball, minus head coach, reaches regional final behind sensational sophomore
To say Kyle Campbell’s status as an ace pitcher for the Trinity High School baseball team has been a surprise might be an understatement. “We didn’t even know if he’d be on the varsity team this year,” Shamrocks coach Rick Arnold said. But in the biggest moment to date this season for Trinity, Campbell was on the mound and shined once again. Wheat, the head coach at DeSales in 2010 and 2011, is in his seventh season as an assistant at Trinity. First-year Male coach Jordan Pass credited Campbell.
Hunger Games star Alexander Ludwig reveals his wife Lauren has suffered a third miscarriage
Alexander Ludwig shared the tragic news that his wife Lauren has suffered a third miscarriage. Tragic: Alexander Ludwig shared the tragic news that his wife Lauren has suffered a third miscarriage. 'I love you @laurenludwig and your resilience through this just is one more of the countless reasons I love you. More love: The West Wing star Mary McCormack wrote, '?????? love you guys. A true gift'The West Wing star Mary McCormack wrote, '?????? love you guys.
Imperial measurement review to mark Jubilee
He added that the Queen's "outstanding service extends far beyond these shores", noting that "she has offered counsel to more than 170 heads of government and has undertaken more than 21,000 official engagements in well over a hundred countries".
Cannes 2022: South Korea scoops record awards haul
South Korean cinema went from strength to strength on Saturday, scooping two major prizes at Cannes for the first time in the country’s history. Park Chan-wook clinched the best director award for his erotic crime movie Decision to Leave, while Song Kang-ho, best known for his role in the Oscar-winning Parasite, picked up the best actor award for Broker. Director Park Chan-wook accepts the award for best director for Decision to Leave. Photograph: Joel C Ryan/Invision/APSong’s best actor prize was his first, and he is now the first South Korean male actor to win an acting prize at Cannes. The dark thriller helped catapult South Korean cinema on to the global stage – years before Parasite, which won the 2019 Palme d’Or and best picture at the 2020 Academy Awards.
Cardi B flashes her taut abs in a colorful crop top and short set as she poses on a private jet
Cardi B showed off her impressively taut abs as she posed in a crochet halter crop top and matching shorts set while on a private jet. On Saturday, the 29-year-old rapper shared a slideshow of photos in which she was seen showing off her colorful Miu Miu outfit as she jetted off for a Memorial Day Weekend vacation with husband Offset. 'Body in miu miu ,kitty on meow meow,' Cardi wrote in the caption of her post, adding a cat face emoji. The rapper also shared snaps of her look to Twitter, writing 'Hello sunshines ??.' After arriving at her destination, Cardi shared a video of the beautiful view from her beachfront villa, which overlooked an ocean with pristine white yachts floating nearby.
Megan Thee Stallion proves her hot girl summer is in full swing in cheeky ensemble
She made the phrase 'hot girl summer' world-famous. And Meghan Thee Stallion proved this year's edition was in full swing during her latest leggy outing in Los Angeles this week. The girl behind 'hot girl summer': Meghan Thee Stallion proved this year's edition was in full swing during her latest leggy outing in Los Angeles this weekMegan slid into a skintight crop top that put her toned midriff on display and tiny camouflage Nike Pro bottoms. Players from the Los Angeles Charger taught the two musical acts how to play football, an experience that evidently deeply impressed Megan. Megan and Cardi set off a controversy a couple of years ago with their raunchy duet WAP, an acronym for 'Wet A** P****.'
Julia Fox rocks an oversized hoodie and shorts during beach day in Santa Barbara
Julia Fox appeared chill as she enjoyed some beach time with friends on Saturday in Santa Barbara, California. Instead of turning heads in one of her signature skimpy looks, the 32-year-old actress covered up with an oversized black hooded sweatshirt. She styled the hoodie with some matching black cutoff shorts and a pair of black Air Force 1 sneakers. The Uncut Gems actress appeared makeup free, brushed her long brown hair straight and had a pair of sunglasses perched atop her head. Uncharacteristic: Instead of turning heads in one of her signature skimpy looks, the 32-year-old actress covered up with an oversized black hooded sweatshirt.
EU spares pipeline oil from Russian embargo plan to break logjam
The European Union proposed banning seaborne oil from Russia while delaying restrictions on imports from a key pipeline in an effort to satisfy Hungarian objections and clinch an agreement on a stalled sanctions package that would target Moscow for its war in Ukraine. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, sent a revised proposal to national governments on Saturday that would spare shipments of oil through the giant Druzhba pipeline, which is Hungary’s main source of crude imports, according to people familiar with the matter.
How to clean jewellery with baking soda: Retailer shares little-known hack
A TikToker has revealed a simple hack to transform sterling silver jewellery in two minutes using a common pantry staple. In a now-viral video, Aussie retail worker Emma said all you need is a bowl, hot water and baking soda. She placed her 925 sterling silver Pandora rings into a bowl lined with aluminium foil then added baking soda and poured hot water over the top. 'You can use this on earrings, necklaces, anything with real diamonds or fake diamonds, just as long as it's 925 [sterling silver].' She then added boiling water from the kettle directly over the jewellery and let it the baking soda 'work its magic'.
EMILY PRESCOTT: George Clooney's rowing movies hits choppy water
George Clooney’s latest movie is about a rowing team who overcome their struggles to win Olympic gold – but I’m told some of the actors hired as extras have failed to make the grade as oarsmen. Two weeks ago, while filming in Henley, Oxfordshire, Clooney, 61, appeared frustrated after rubberneckers ruined his shot. Now he may have to call in some of his new pals at the Molesey Boat Club to help with his casting woes. ‘They did a good job.’Two weeks ago, while filming in Henley, Oxfordshire, Clooney, 61, appeared frustrated after rubberneckers ruined his shot. I am sure that will ruffle a few feathers.’ George Clooney didn’t respond to requests for a comment.
KC area coach accused of raping and sodomizing 16-year-old girl then forcing her to stay quiet
The victim told police that this scared her as she did not want to stay with him. Two of the pair's encounters took place at Pleasant Hill city lake, the victim said, according to The Kansas City Star. According to Kerscher's LinkedIn page, he had only been with the Pleasant Hill School District for year where he was an assistant football coach. The Pleasant Hill School District said in a statement following the coach's arrest: 'The Pleasant Hill R-III School District took immediate action once we became aware of the allegations.' The Pleasant Hill R-III School District will continue to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigation.'
Jewish couple inadvertently show themselves having SEX during virtual bar mitzvah on Zoom
A couple accidentally showed themselves having sex while attending a bat mitzvah on Zoom after forgetting to join the virtual ceremony with their audio only. 'It went on for about 45 minutes,' said one person who witnessed the couple hitting it on during the virtual religious service. Someone on the Zoom saw and called her and was like, ''WTF are you doing? Judge Ferguson later tweeted about this incident, writing: 'IMPORTANT ZOOM TIP: If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off. Accidentally leaving a web or phone camera on while engaging in sexual activity on a Zoom is known as 'pulling a Toobin.'
Two are killed and three are feared drowned after two motorboats collided on bend of Georgia river
Two people have died and three others are missing and feared drowned after two motorboats collided Saturday on a river in coastal Georgia at the start of the long holiday weekend, authorities said. The Coast Guard said that they were tipped off at about 10:42 a.m. by a good Samaritan. The Coast Guard says that one of the four injured is in good condition. The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month. The Coast Guard crew in the area say they have established a safety zone while emergency workers are conducting rescue and dive operations.
LOUISE PERRY: Get married and do your best to stay married
The sexual revolution has been a disaster for women – that was the provocative case set out by Louise Perry in yesterday’s Daily Mail. But the mood that it’s better to cut and run is catching, and in a culture of high divorce rates even marriages that last will run the risk of being undermined. Research shows that, despite the often valiant efforts of single mothers, children without fathers at home do not do as well as other children on average. Which is why – as a feminist – the most important piece of advice I can offer to the young women of today is this: get married and do your best to stay married. © Louise Perry, 2022Adapted from The Case Against The Sexual Revolution, by Louise Perry, published by Polity on June 2 at £14.99.
NYPD cop suspended for interfering in DUI arrest of brother-in-law 'caught peeing on side of road'
Officer Vera Mekuli, 27, has been suspended after being accused of interfering with the arrest of her brother-in-law in New Jersey on May 8. NYPD cop Vera Mekuli, pictured, has been suspended over claims she meddled in the arrest of her brother-in-law after he was allegedly caught peeing at the side of the road while driving drunkMekuli was suspended without pay on May 27. The Daily News quotes a report as saying: 'Officer Mekuli immediately began to question the validity of the arrest.' When the video of Mekuli straddling her superior officer, Lt. Nick McGarry, went viral, McGarry was reassigned to the transit police. Melissa McGarry told the press members: 'There are other things to worry about in this world!'
WNBA players step up calls for Griner's release
However, on May 3 the US State Department said it had determined that Russia had "wrongfully detained US citizen Brittney Griner." In the immediate aftermath of Griner's detention, the WNBA had commented little on the case hoping not to inflame the situation. Since the State Department's declaration that she was wrongfully detained, however, there have been more vocal calls for her release. Several WNBA and NBA players tweeted about Griner on Saturday. "Brittney Griner has been illegally detained in Russia since February 17th, 2022," wrote Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving.
Jordan's plastic trash turned into art with a message
"Despite the beauty of the city, walking its streets can be a journey filled with all kinds of trash," the 35-year-old said. "My eyes cannot turn away from the abundant shiny plastic bags, glass bottles, soda cans, candy bar wrappers," said Nissan, who occasionally sports a dress made from a sturdy blue Ikea bag. Nissan urges people to avoid buying plastic products and to go shopping with reusable bags, and also advocates a tax on single-use plastics. "The consequences of single-use plastic pollution are often delayed, and therefore it is difficult to have people feel accountable and responsible for their own acts," she said. "Plastic comes back to us in one way or another ...
Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'
Some 3,000 policemen are to be deployed ahead of the march, due to begin at 4:00 pm (1300 GMT). Clashes surrounding the Jewish calendar date for Jerusalem Day last year led to an 11-day conflict after Hamas fired rockets at Israel, prompting Israel to launch strikes in response. On the eve of the march, Hamas called on Palestinians to gather at Al-Aqsa to "thwart the occupation's Judaisation schemes". Whereas Netanyahu chose a "noisy policy of capitulation" that ended with Hamas firing rockets at Israel, Bennett was adopting a "calm and calculated policy", the daily said. As a result, Mofaz said, Iran may "encourage" Palestinian armed factions to launch rockets at Israel.
Toxic Friendship! Warning Signs That Prove That Your BFF Secretly Hates You
Your BFF brings out the best in you and makes your life easier. Here are some signs that your BFF might secretly hate youYou’ve Heard Them Talk Bad About YouIf you’ve heard them talk bad about you multiple times in the past, only for them to say that they didn’t mean it seriously, it’s time to end the friendship for good. They Don’t Celebrate Your AccomplishmentsYour best friends are supposed to be the ones to celebrate you when you accomplish something. But, if your BFF makes it seem like it’s no big deal or ignores your success, it might mean that they’re not happy for you. They Make Fun Of YouIf your BFF makes fun of you with other people around, it might be because they don’t respect you and want to make you feel bad about yourself.
Stylish Accessories Every Bride Needs To Invest In For Her Wedding
More often than not, brides end up spending all their time finding the perfect outfits and ignoring accessories. To help you narrow down your search, we decided to curate a list with pieces perfect for your wedding functions. Single Line Choker SetImage: InstagramThis single-line drop choker set from Chhavi's Jewels is perfect for brides opting for a fuss-free and simple look. Playful BagImage: InstagramEvery bride needs a playful bag to go with her outfits, and this one from Adorn My Wish fits the bill. They also have some interesting wedding accessories like the bridal umbrella, mehendi favours, and trousseau packaging essentials that you can check out!
Northern NSW flood victims still reeling after disaster
Earlier this year it felt like the Lismore region couldn't catch a break getting repeatedly inundated with some of the worst floods on record. Jeremy Fernandes is in Coraki in northern NSW this weekend, revisiting people that the ABC spoke with in the initial aftermath.
Refugee families from Myanmar farming in Coffs Harbour
Returning to farming has been a long held dream for a group of refugee families from Myanmar, now living in Coffs Harbour in NSW. After banding together to form a co-operative, they established plots on borrowed land and despite months of wet weather, are making a go of it and paying their way.
Over W100b embezzled by financial firms' officials over past 5 years: data
(Yonhap)More than 170 employees from banks and other financial firms have embezzled more than a combined 100 billion won ($79.62 million) over the past five years, but about a mere 11 percent has been retrieved, data showed Sunday. According to the data compiled by the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), a total of 174 officials from the country's financial firms pocketed 109.18 billion won combined from 2017 through May 2022. The amount of stolen money has surged in recent years from 2.08 billion won in 2020 to 15.27 billion won in 2021 and further to 68.79 billion as of mid-May this year. Bank employees took up the largest share with 91 people, followed by those working for insurance firms with 58 and workers at securities firms with 15. In terms of amount, bank officials stole the largest amount with 80.8 billion won, followed by savings bank workers with 14.68 billion won and securities firm employees with 8.69 billion won, the data showed.
BTS members depart for US to visit White House
BTS poses at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2021. (BigHit Music)Members of South Korean boy group BTS left for the United States on Sunday to visit the White House for a meeting with US President Joe Biden to discuss ways to deal with rising anti-Asian hate crimes. The White House has announced that BTS will meet with Biden on Tuesday to "discuss Asian inclusion and representation and to address anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination, which have become more prominent issues in recent years." On Sunday, six members of the septet headed to the US as Jungkook left a day earlier. After arriving at Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport around 9:30 a.m., they waved to fans and reporters before heading to board their flight.
Gathering for Herald retirees
Former and incumbent Herald Corp. senior managers met at Cheonggyesan, a mountain located in the district of Seocho-gu in Seoul, on May 28, to promote solidarity and harmony.It was the first time the members of the Herald Retirees’ Club met in three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was attended by about 40 members, including club Chairman Park Haeng-hwan, Honorary Chairman Yun Ik-han, Herald Corp. CEO Jeon Chang-hyeop and former CEO Kwon Chung-won.By Korea Herald ( khnews@heraldcorp.com
Park Chan-wook's 'Decision to Leave' draws favorable media reviews at Cannes
In this AFP photo, South Korean director Park Chan-wook (C), and cast members of his new film "Decision to Leave" -- Park Hae-il (L) and Tang Wei (R) -- pose for photographers during the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Tuesday. (AFP)South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook's latest feature film, "Decision to Leave," has attracted high scores and favorable reviews from foreign news media following its premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. The score raised expectations among Korean film fans that he might take home the top honor of the Palme d'Or this time. Park previously won the Cannes 2004 jury grand prize with "Oldboy" and the 2009 jury prize with "Thirst," and returned to the festival with his competition entry "The Handmaiden" in 2016. "With this seductive, serpentine neo-noir, Park Chan-wook raises the bar on the 2022 Cannes competition program and reasserts his position as a peerless visual stylist.
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescription
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescriptionGov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, just 10 days after receiving his second booster vaccine.He tweeted his positive test results on Saturday, saying he tested this morning. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. "Grateful to be vaccinated and for treatments like Paxlovid," Newsom said in a tweet. Newsom gets J&J COVID-19 vaccine in Los AngelesHis positive test result comes as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise once again across California.
Seven People Died in Connection With the Capitol Attack. Trump Just Called the Insurrection a ‘Hoax’
Hageman is running in a primary against anti-Trump congresswoman, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). “As one of the leading proponents of the insurrection hoax, Liz Cheney has pushed a grotesquely false, fabricated, hysterical, partisan narrative, and that was the narrative of the day,” he said. Trump again tried to tie Liz Cheney to her father by showing a manipulated image of the congresswoman with George W. Bush’s face. Liz Send-Your-Children-To-War Cheney!” pic.twitter.com/0OV6AmphNj — Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) May 28, 2022Throughout the speech, Trump kept returning to the subject of Jan. 6. But not according to Trump, who said the insurrection is “another con job just like Russia, Russia, Russia.” “This was made up by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, a total fake story,” he said.
Arizona man's threats against LGBTQIA+ community and Target prompting police investigation
PHOENIX — An Arizona man’s threats against the LGBTQIA+ community are now prompting a Phoenix police investigation. Now Crockett is making online threats against supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community and the company Target. Loading ...“This June me and my boy Kyle we’re going to be exposing Target…. “Acts of hate or threats of violence will not be tolerated in our community,” said spokesperson Karla Navarette. High school students have been charged before for making general threats against their school, even if they did not single out a specific person.
Ukraine’s intelligence chief: Putin has a number of illnesses, but he still has a few more years left
Source: Kyrylo Budanov in an interview for Ukrainska PravdaQuote: "Yes, we fully confirm this information (that Putin has cancer - ed.). He has several serious illnesses, one of which is cancer. Details: Budanov agreed that Putin is confused, but was non-committal in describing his psycho-emotional state. Background:In April, investigative journalists reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin is accompanied on trips by ten doctors, including cancer specialist Yevgeny Selivanov, who deals with thyroid problems. Ukraine’s head of military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, said that Vladimir Putin is seriously ill with cancer, and there may be a coup in Russia.
Zelenskyy takes jab at Putin over G20 summit, hopes 'no occupiers' will be in attendance
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took a jab at Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday and said he hopes "no occupiers" will attend the upcoming Group of 20 summit this year. PUTIN TO ATTEND G20 SUMMIT, INDONESIA SAYS; ZELENSKYY ALSO INVITED"We must prevent mass starvation, stop massacres and repressions, forever wean any state of the world from nuclear blackmail. I believe that only friend states, partner states will attend the summit, and there will be no occupiers," he said in an address to the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia. Widodo announced last month that he also invited Putin to the summit, given Russia’s usual standing as a G20 member, and claimed the Kremlin head had accepted. Russia’s war in Ukraine has lasted for more than three months, displacing millions, killing thousands and causing the greatest security threat to Europe since World War II.
Uvalde a mix of pride and anger as it grieves school attack
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)People visit a memorial set up in a town square to honor the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)People visit a memorial set up in a town square to honor the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)People visit a memorial set up in a town square to honor the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. Curbs and sidewalks are less common the farther one gets from the central square, with roosters walking on cracked pavement near Robb Elementary School. ———For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Two people were killed and three are missing after a boating accident in coastal Georgia county
(CNN) Two people were killed and three others are missing after two boats collided Saturday morning on the Wilmington River, in Georgia's coastal Chatham County, officials said. The two boats were traveling in opposite directions when they crashed, said Mark McKinnon, a spokesperson for the law enforcement division of Georgia's Department of Natural Resources. One of the two boats was carrying six passengers while the second carried three, McKinnon said. The other four people involved in the crash suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital in Savannah. "The identities of those involved is being withheld pending notification of family," the spokesperson said.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend , the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Ex-Proud Boys boss Henry ‘Enrique’ Tarrio to remain in jail until Capitol riot trial
Tarrio claims to have stepped down as Proud Boys’ national chairman. Donohoe, 34, of Kernersville, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy and assault charges and has agreed to cooperate in the Justice Department’s cases against other Proud Boys members. Nordean, Biggs, Rehl and Pezzola also remain jailed while awaiting a trial scheduled for August. Rehl was president of the Proud Boys chapter in Philadelphia. The indictment describes Pezzola, of Rochester, New York, as a member of his local Proud Boys chapter.
Possible motive in murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen revealed in new court records
Vanessa Guillen. Investigators tried to apprehend him after finding Guillen’s remains, which were buried along the Leon River, about 30 miles from Fort Hood. The interview in which Aguilar describes Robinson’s motive for the murder took place after Guillen’s remains were found on June 30, 2020. Private First Class Vanessa Guillen is suspected was killed two years ago. People pay respects at a mural of Vanessa Guillen.
Fantasy baseball: Know when to cut a waiver-wire pickup
One of the toughest parts of being a fantasy baseball manager is knowing when to cut bait on a player. The numbers aren’t eye-popping, but in a season in which the league average for batting average is .237, a guy posting such a strong number can be worth his weight in fantasy gold. Without a batting average over .300, he doesn’t hold much fantasy value, as he doesn’t hit for power and doesn’t have much speed. Everyone’s greatest fear in fantasy is dropping a player only for them to be picked up by a rival team and excel. Follow him on Twitter @rotobuzzguy and catch him on the award-winning “Fantasy Alarm Radio Show” on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel weekdays from 6-8 p.m. Go to FantasyAlarm.com for all your fantasy baseball advice.
Mets’ Edwin Diaz learning to navigate life of a closer: ‘Flush it right away’
Edwin Diaz wasn’t looking to gloat before the Mets’ game Saturday because he wasn’t about to pout during any of the previous three days. “I can have a bad game and flush it right away,” Diaz said before the series against the Phillies continued Saturday night. “Even if I pitch good, I put it away. Edwin Diaz Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images“I didn’t know that mentality at a young age,” Diaz said. “When I talked to Mariano, he told me, ‘Hey, if you pitch good or if you pitch bad, flush it.
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID
Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, and will work remotely for at least the next five days, his office said Saturday. Newsom, 54, is showing mild symptoms and will remain in isolation until he tests negative, his office said in a statement tweeted out Saturday. The governor, who is vaccinated and boosted, has also gotten a prescription for the antiviral drug Paxlovid, the statement said. “I should have modeled better behavior,” Newsom said after word spread that he and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom gathered with people from multiple households at Napa’s famed French Laundry restaurant. And in January, Newsom again admitted to breaking COVID rules after he was caught going maskless “for a few moments” at SoFi Stadium for the 49ers-Rams NFL game — in defiance of a local mask mandate and the LA stadium’s own requirements.
Mets’ Brandon Nimmo not expected to be on 10-day IL
The Mets gave Brandon Nimmo a proverbial stop sign a few weeks after he was injured on a slide at home plate. “The last five days it has gotten a little worse,” Nimmo said, “so let’s nip it in the bud.”The pain is worse on a foul ball or on a swing and miss than it is on fair contact, Nimmo admitted. It sounds as if the center fielder could miss the game Sunday, too, but he isn’t worried about landing on the 10-day injured list. Showalter said he expected to have Nimmo available off the bench if needed, but this is a spot where Canha’s glove can buy time with minimal disruption. We’d like to leave him alone in right field.
'Top Gun: Maverick': Glen Powell's Hangman is sequel's coolest pilot
Glen Powell excels as bad-boy pilot Hangman in "Top Gun: Maverick"Powell had initially been devastated after losing out on a key role in the "Top Gun" sequel. Producer Tom Cruise created the Hangman part around Powell, giving his "Top Gun" dreams flight. SAN DIEGO – Glen Powell swaggers alone as the coolest star in "Top Gun: Maverick." Amid the public crash and burn, producer and star Tom Cruise (as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell) created the even-flashier "Maverick" role of irresistible bad-boy pilot Jake "Hangman" Seresin. But Cruise couldn't leave Powell behind and created the role of Hangman for him in the mold of Val Kilmer's "Top Gun" rival pilot Iceman.
Alleged serial killer Perez Reed charged in 7th murder after witnesses recognize his forehead tattoo
A suspected serial killer was charged in a seventh murder after witnesses recognized a distinct crescent moon forehead tattoo, officials said. Witnesses told investigators that the “serial killer” they had seen on TV from St. Louis was the same man with a crescent tattoo who had been a guest of Johnson’s. Reed’s killing spree took place between September and November in St. Louis and Kansas City areas. In St. Louis County, he allegedly killed 16-year-old Marnay Haynes on Sept. 13, 2021, and 40-year-old Lester Robinson on Sept. 26. Their bodies were found in separate apartments at a complex in downtown Kansas City, Ks., authorities said.
Unbeaten Maryland overpowers Princeton, will play for lacrosse national title
Placeholder while article actions loadEAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Saturday’s wait was worth it for the Maryland men’s lacrosse team. Maryland (17-0) will meet seventh-seeded Cornell (13-4), a 17-10 winner over sixth-seeded Rutgers, in Monday’s title game. AdvertisementThe Terps also became the first team to reach back-to-back title games with an undefeated record since 1981-82 North Carolina, which won the championship each season. Instead of starting around 2:30 p.m., Maryland and Princeton didn’t get underway until 6:28 before an announced crowd of 21,668 — the smallest for a semifinal without pandemic restrictions since 2001. AdvertisementThe Terps stretched the lead to 7-2 before Princeton caught its greatest break of the game.
Tom Hanks reveals ‘Elvis’ at 2022 Cannes Film Festival
Tom Hanks led the stars at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in France. During the film festival, Hanks posed for pictures alongside Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla Presley. TOM HANKS SAID HE TURNED DOWN OFFER FROM JEFF BEZOS TO GO TO SPACEOlivia Dejonge plays Butler's on-screen wife, Priscilla Presley. I'm Tom Hanks. Hanks' latest film is a remake of the original 2015 Swedish film that highlights a retired man who strikes up an unlikely friendship with his eccentric new neighbors.
Are you overparenting? A child psychologist says these are the tell-tale signs
But, one expert explains why this should be avoided and how you can spot the tell-tale signs that you're doing it. Overparenting can be defined in two ways, according to clinical psychologist Judith Locke. The first being where parents can, with good intentions, end up over-assisting their child with tasks, such as homework. However, this can result in the child struggling to develop essential skills, Locke explained to CNBC on a video call. "Overparenting looks like the most loving, caring parenting ever," Locke said, arguing that in reality it's actually quite "performative."
Boat bursts into flames at Illinois marina, multiple injured
A boat at an Illinois marina burst into flames on Saturday injuring multiple people. Illinois State Police told Fox News Digital that a boat with 17 people on board caught fire Saturday at Spring Brook Marina in Seneca, Illinois around 4:26 p.m. According to police, 13 people on board were transported to local hospitals and one of those individuals was transported by helicopter with "serious injuries." Video posted on social media showed a boat fully engulfed in flames. CHICAGO-AREA MAN ALLEGEDLY SLASHES ANOTHER MAN WITH MACHETE IN PARKING SPOT DISPUTEOther social media posts appear to show the boat had sunk.
Actor Gary Sinise shares story of building home for Army veteran, friendship with him
Actor Gary Sinise shared the details of his friendship with Army veteran and ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation Bryan Anderson on "One Nation" Saturday. GARY SINISE: Bryan is somebody I met several years ago — gosh, over 15 years ago. We're both from Illinois, so we kind of connected at Walter Reed when I first met Bryan… After I started my foundation we became friends and he became an ambassador for my foundation. GARY SINISE PAYS TRIBUTE TO OLDEST WWII VETERAN LAWRENCE BROOKS FOLLOWING HIS DEATH: 'AN AMERICAN HERO'Recently we held what we call a Walls of Honor ceremony. It's kind of the midway point in our home-building process, and that's what you're seeing on the screen right there.
Brian Kilmeade recounts the history of Memorial Day
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade shared a brief history lesson of Memorial Day, honoring the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice on Saturday's "One Nation." It's a stark reminder that freedom isn't free, though, because it's about Memorial Day. MEMORIAL DAY BY THE NUMBERS: FACTS ABOUT THE SOLEMN AMERICAN HOLIDAYThe brutal conflict moved Union Army Maj. Gen. John Logan to establish Decoration Day on May 30, 1868, which could later be known as Memorial Day. One-hundred years after Decoration Day was declared, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, officially making Memorial Day a national holiday — the last Monday in May, creating a three-day weekend. Today, several states in the South still observe Confederate Memorial Day on a separate day honoring Southern soldiers with church services and Civil War reenactments.
Jerusalem on edge ahead of contentious Israeli flag march
Israelis dance with flags by Damascus gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City June 15, 2021. The annual Jerusalem procession celebrates Israel's capture of the Old City in the 1967 Middle East war and draws thousands of cheering, chanting participants to its narrow, stone streets. Jerusalem and its holy sites, revered by Muslims, Jews and Christians alike, lie at the heart of decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel sees all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital while Palestinians want the eastern section as capital of their future state. Sunday's march is due to culminate at the Western Wall, a Jewish prayer site that sits below the Al-Aqsa mosques.
Chevron California refinery workers ratify contract; ending strike
HOUSTON, May 28 (Reuters) - Striking union workers at Chevron Corp's (CVX.N) Richmond, California, refinery voted on Saturday to ratify the latest contract offered by the company, ending a 10-week strike without achieving their goal of additional pay to counter rising health care costs, said sources familiar with the vote. Chevron has said striking workers would return to work in the weeks following the contract's ratification. At least 60 workers had crossed the picket line and returned to the refinery before a tentative agreement was reached on Thursday. Chevron did not offer the local pay increase before the strike. Chevron has kept the refinery in operation with managers, supervisors and workers who crossed the picket line.
Moscow-led Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Russia
Members of a branch of Ukraine's Orthodox Church attend a council meeting at St. Panteleimon Monastery, as the branch discusses breaking its ties with the Russian church over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 27, 2022. Ukrainian Orthodox Church/Handout via REUTERSKYIV, May 28 (Reuters) - A branch of Ukraine's Orthodox Church that remained loyal to Moscow after a 2019 schism has said it will break with the Russian church over the country's invasion of Ukraine. However many parishes, especially in Ukraine's east, elected to remain loyal under the umbrella of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate. "The council has approved the corresponding additions and changes to the Statute on the Management of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, indicating the full autonomy and independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church," it said in a statement late on Friday. Ahead of Friday's decision, more than 400 parishes had left the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate in the aftermath of the invasion.
Gervonta Davis-Rolando Romero live blog: Blow-by-blow updates, highlights, analysis
Gervonta Davis, who burst into stardom when he defeated Jose Pedraza for the super featherweight title at Barclays in 2017, will meet talkative Rolando Romero. It’s been a contentious promotion with Romero threatening Davis with all sorts of harm. Davis didn’t say much, but he shoved Romero off the stage on Friday following the weigh-in. Yahoo Sports will have complete coverage of the fight, so keep it right here for all the news and analysis of Davis versus Romero. Live blog: Gervonta Davis-Rolando Romero main card (Live now on Showtime PPV)Gervonta Davis-Rolando Romero main card resultsLightweight: Gervonta Davis (c) vs. Rolando RomeroMiddleweight: Erislandy Lara (c) vs. Gary "Spike" O'SullivanSuper welterweight: Jesus Ramos vs. Luke SantamariaSuper featherweight: Eduardo Ramirez vs. Luis Melendez
Qualifying, practice recap: Denny Hamlin earns Busch Light Pole Award for Coca-Cola 600
Denny Hamlin snatched his first Busch Light Pole Award of the season on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, putting his No. Busch was 0.003 seconds slower than Hamlin at 29.402 seconds and 183.661 mph. Then, Hamlin‘s teammates, Christopher Bell (29.403 seconds, 183.655 mph) and Kyle Busch (29.427 seconds, 183.505 mph), were third and fourth, respectively, giving Toyota the top four spots. Kurt Busch, Hamlin, Bowman, Wallace and McDowell advanced out of the first round from Group A. Kyle Busch, Bell, Byron, Cindric and Reddick advanced from Group B. Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Daniel Suárez, Ryan Blaney and Joey Logano rounded out the top 10.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan Emerges To Bash 'Entertainer' Politicians
Former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan emerged from self-imposed political exile to lash “entertainer” lawmakers. The measurement of success was policy and persuasion,” Ryan said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Thursday. Advertisement“You persuade your colleagues, your country, your constituents: ‘This is the right way to go, here’s the solution,’” he told host Rebecca Quick. The measurement of success was policy and persuasion," says Paul Ryan. Ryan said in an interview last year that it was “really clear” Trump lost the election, and that the election was in no way rigged.
RPT-WRAPUP 10-Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces
Sievierodonetsk, some 60 km (40 miles) from Lyman on the eastern side of the river and the largest Donbas city still held by Ukraine, was under heavy assault from the Russians. Russian artillery was also shelling the Lysychansk-Bakhmut road, which Russia must take to close a pincer movement and encircle Ukrainian forces. The governor of Luhansk, which along with Donetsk comprises the Donbas, said on Friday Russian troops had already entered Sievierodonetsk. Ukraine can return Russia behind the Iron Curtain, but we need effective weapons for that," Podolyak posted on Twitter. "Russian forces have performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war," they said.
China reports 293 new COVID cases for May 28 vs 362 a day earlier
BEIJING, May 29 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 293 new coronavirus cases on May 28, of which 82 were symptomatic and 211 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. That compares with 362 new cases a day earlier - 96 symptomatic and 266 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 5,226. As of May 28, mainland China had confirmed 224,015 cases with symptoms. (Reporting by Roxanne Liu and Emily Chow; Editing by William Mallard)
Uvalde funeral homes overwhelmed — but not alone — preparing for burials
While the community of Uvalde continues to mourn the deaths of 19 children and two teachers shot inside Robb Elementary School, two local funeral homes are overwhelmed. The first funerals for the victims will take place on Tuesday, said Jimmy Lucas, president of the Texas Funeral Directors Association. Help from NewtownDavid MacDonald, the president of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association, knows what the funeral home staff and volunteers in Uvalde are facing. When he first saw the news reports of the Uvalde shooting, MacDonald said he instantly remembered the Sandy Hook and the days that followed clearly. “I received two calls from other funeral directors in the state ...
Jimbo Fisher didn't start a feud with Nick Saban, but he sure did escalate it. Was that wise?
He mocked Saban as “God.”No, Fisher didn’t start it, but this was a full-on, full-throttle counterattack that raised the stakes of the conflict. Get ready for some awkward moments when Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher get together in the future. “He hasn’t beat much of anybody, but he beat Saban last year. Saban’s program was ranked first in 2021, third in 2020 and second in 2019. To earn it, he’ll have to beat Alabama regularly with zero chance the Tide are sleeping on the matchup.
Chechen leader threatens Poland for Ukraine support
Reuters VideosSTORY: Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO last week, seeking to boost security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "A concrete step needs to be taken regarding Turkey's concerns," Cavusoglu told reporters at a news conference. "They have to cut the support given to terrorism. "Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, in the same news conference, said he was optimistic about the NATO bids by Sweden and Finland. "Contrary to many voices, I am very optimistic about the prospect of settling this, how should I put it, dispute and in the best spirit of long NATO unity and in partners solidarity, this issue will be solved," Rau said during a visit in Ankara which included the foreign minister of Romania Bogdan Aurescu.
Opening days of Atlantic hurricane season could bring some action
AccuWeather meteorologists say there is a chance for a new tropical storm south of Mexico to redevelop over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico during the opening days of the Atlantic hurricane season. When wind shear is high or strong, it can prevent a tropical system from developing. But if something does form during those opening days of the Atlantic hurricane season, which direction might it take? "This feature will need to be monitored late next week and beyond, but tropical development prospects appear to be very small at this early stage." With the end of May fast approaching tropical development prior to the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season is not expected this year, for the first time since 2014.
Agatha to strengthen into a hurricane before striking Mexico
Although Agatha is a small tropical storm, forecasters expect the storm to strengthen to a hurricane as it turns toward the Mexican coast into early week. Agatha could be seen swirling south of Mexico on this GOES-East satellite imagery from Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2022. By early Sunday morning, Agatha is forecast to reach Category 1 hurricane strength (maximum sustained winds of 74-95 mph, or 119-153 km/h). "Flooding rainfall is expected to be one of the biggest impacts across southern Mexico and parts of Central America," Pydynowski said. Rain amounts of 6 inches (150 mm) or more are expected to be widespread across southern Mexico from Sunday through Tuesday.
New Hampshire Man Guilty Of Murdering Wife's Co-Worker, Forcing Her To Behead Him
The New Hampshire man accused of forcing his wife to decapitate her co-worker after he murdered him has been convicted on all charges. Armando Barron, 32, was found guilty as charged for the 2020 murder of Jonathan Amerault, 25, according to the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. Armando Barron stood accused of violently murdering Amerault after discovering messages between his wife, Britany Barron, and Amerault, her co-worker. Britany Barron pleaded guilty to three counts of falsifying evidence in September. Armando Barron is expected to be sentenced on at least some of the charges on Friday, according to the Ledger-Transcript.
Costco Just Raised The Price of These Two Bakery Items
Grocery items from aisle to aisle have fallen victim to the rapidly rising inflation numbers, but Costco members have long flocked to warehouses because some foods have fixed prices that company leaders have vowed not to raise. However, recently two treats in the bakery section have caught members' eye because the price tag is different—and Costco just confirmed that they are now more expensive. Costco bakery croissantEvidence started swirling on social media in the last few weeks that both the Kirkland Signature Croissant Pack and the Kirkland Signature Muffins have become $1 more expensive each. No other information was given about other price increases across the Costco bakery and/or the warehouse, but Nelson also noted that members and potential members won't see membership costs go up just yet either as predictions have said. Eat this, not thatTo get all the latest Costco news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
A hurricane is expected to hit Mexico next week. Forecasters have a message for Florida.
Hurricane watches have been issued for the southern coast of Mexico from Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado. Agatha is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Monday as a possible Category 2 hurricane. pic.twitter.com/BE0YENu85H — Craig Setzer (@CraigSetzer) May 28, 2022Memorial Day weatherPeople walk Ocean Drive during the first day of Memorial Day weekend in Miami Beach, Florida, on Friday, May 27, 2022. Sunday’s rain and thunderstorm chance is 60% and Memorial Day eyes an 80% storm chance — and some could be heavy with gusty “sub-severe” winds. READ MORE: What can you expect for Memorial Day weekend?
How to Escape Your Car If the Electronic Door Release Fails
He told the news outlet that in his panic, he could not figure out how to operate the emergency door release. For example, the driver of the Tesla that caught fire in Vancouver could have used a manual door release lever located immediately in front of the electronic door release button. On the Ford Mustang Mach-E, there’s a manual door release inside the door armrest. The Lincoln Continental has an emergency door release lever at the front of the storage pocket at the bottom of the door. Some vehicles with electronic interior door releases—including the Tesla Model Y and Model 3—do not have a manual rear door release.
People Who've Been Homeless Are Sharing The Unwritten Rules They Followed To Survive, And It's A Must-Read
Getty ImagesWell, a viral Reddit thread from user u/hayz00s once asked people who've been homeless to share the unwritten rules they had to follow in order to get by. Sycikimagery / Getty ImagesSo here are 27 unwritten rules of being homeless, according to people who've actually lived it:1. When I was homeless we paid for each other's food, clothes, and any other essentials if one was truly in need." And if you sleep outside, sleep on top of your bag and tuck your shoes under it. Don't sleep on roadsides or alleyways; find a rooftop with somewhat of a difficult entrance to navigate.
You could be a landlord for Amazon, FedEx and Walmart with these simple REITs that net up to a 4.4% yield
You could be a landlord for Amazon, FedEx and Walmart with these simple REITs that net up to a 4.4% yieldBeing a landlord is one of the oldest ways to earn an income stream. Amazon’s landlordThe first one is STAG Industrial (STAG), a REIT that owns and operates single-tenant industrial properties throughout the U.S. Its biggest tenant is Amazon. While most dividend-paying companies follow a quarterly distribution schedule, STAG Industrial pays shareholders every month. The monthly dividend rate stands at 12.2 cents per share, which translates to an annual yield of 4.4%. Considering that Realty Income trades at roughly $69 today, the price target implies a potential upside of 12%.
Republican senators want to ban Apple and Google from hosting apps that accept China's digital yuan stablecoin
Marco Rubio is one of the sponsors of a bill that would ban app stores from hosting apps that accept China's digital yuan stablecoin. REUTERS/Mike SegarRepublican senators have drafted a bill that would ban China's digital yuan from app stores. Apple and Google would be barred from hosting apps that accept digital yuan as a form of payment. Three Republican senators have launched a bill that would ban Apple, Google, and other app store providers from hosting apps that accept China's digital yuan stablecoin as a form of payment. The digital yuan is a central bank digital currency (CBDC), meaning it's pegged to the Chinese renminbi and issued by the Chinese central bank.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand. The governor's office said it has notified the delegation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. The governor’s office said it does not know how Newsom contracted the virus. Other public officials have recently announced testing positive for the virus, including Washington Gov.
The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial has turned this ex-L.A. prosecutor into a YouTube star
Emily D. Baker has found YouTube stardom in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. The Depp vs. Heard legal battle is showing how much of this audience is turning to platforms such as YouTube or TikTok for information. office to start an online legal consulting business. From April 22 to May 19, her YouTube channel had 1,540% more views — 20.7 million views in 28 days. In 2021 she earned $270,000 from her YouTube channel, or about $22,500 a month from about a million views, more than she took home as a deputy district attorney, she says.
National Weather Service warns of hazardous marine conditions
With winds expected to pick up off the California coast this Memorial Day Weekend, the National Weather Service has issued an advisory for hazardous marine conditions. The advisory goes into effect Saturday evening and will run through early next week. Brayden Murdock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told this news organization that hazardous conditions are expected to begin in the outer waters — about 10 nautical miles off the coast — Saturday evening. Gale force winds are expected to produce gusts of over 40 miles per hours as well as 10 to 15 foot waves. The National Weather Service recommends that boaters remain in port and secure their vessels.
The Big 10: Spring sports edition
St. Anthony's beat Chaminade in all three meetings this season. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS LACROSSESt. Anthony's (13-2) beat Sacred Heart, 17-5, to win their third straight CHSSA title. ST. ANTHONY’S BOYS TRACKThey were the highest finishing Long Island team at Saturday’s CHSAA Intersectional championships on Randall’s Island, scoring 37 points and finishing second overall. ST. ANTHONY’S GIRLS TRACKThe Friars won the girls team championship with 67 points at the CHSAA Intersectional championships on Saturday. WANTAGH GIRLS LACROSSEWantagh beat South Side, 12-6, to advance to the Nassau Class C final as the top seed.
San Jose: Two-alarm fire sparked in Willow Glen neighborhood
SAN JOSE — Firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in a Willow Glen neighborhood Saturday evening, the San Jose Fire Department said. The fire was reported just before 5:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of Callecita St. Authorities said there were reports of several homes on fire and others were threatened after some trees caught on fire. Fire Captain Sean Lovens said that “15 trees caught fire and the embers spread throughout the neighborhood and spread to two homes.”One of the homes sustained significant damage and the other sustained water damage from the sprinkler system putting out the fire, Lovens said. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Cherokee Trail baseball advances to Class 5A Final Four for first time since 2016
The Cougars did just that, taking advantage of Regis Jesuit’s miscues in a 10-6 win Saturday that sent Cherokee Trail into its fifth Final Four. Cherokee Trail knocked off second-seeded Legacy and lost to Chaparral on Friday in Lakewood before toppling the top-seeded Raiders to advance to next weekend. “The job’s not finished,” said second-year coach Jon DiGiorgio, a 2008 Cherokee Trail graduate. Cherokee Trail pushed the tempo with five steals. Entering next weekend, Broomfield is in the driver’s seat to win its first 5A baseball title and sixth title overall.
This BottleRock main stage act had to cancel set over COVID-19
Bleachers, one of the main stage acts scheduled to perform at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival on its closing night, Sunday, May 29, was forced to cancel its set because of a positive coronavirus test within the band. “Hey Bottlerock people — it’s a huge bummer to announce that we have to pull out of tomorrow’s show due to a positive COVID test in our band,” Bleachers said in a statement posted to social media Saturday, May 28. “This sucks and is one of the risks of touring during these times, but the tour will go on and we’ll pick back up in London! BottleRock 2022: Lineup, set times, tickets, after shows and morehey bottlerock people – it’s a huge bummer to announce that we have to pull out of tomorrow’s show due to a positive covid test in our band. He also produced the soundtrack for “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which is set for release on July 1.
Arizona softball tops Mississippi State, advances to Women's College World Series
They knew they needed just one win to earn another trip to the Women’s College World Series. Just one more victory after defeating Mississippi State on Friday afternoon in extra innings. After all, these are the Postseason Wildcats, a team that — following Saturday's 7-1, Super Regional-clinching win over Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi — is now 5-0 so far in the playoffs. Saturday's victory continued arguably the most improbable run to the Women's College World Series in program history. The Wildcats started the Pac-12 season 0-8, then slowly turned things around in the back half of the season, going 4-6.
Rockies split doubleheader with Nationals as Chad Kuhl delivers quality start in Game 2
The Rockies split a doubleheader with the Nationals on Saturday, with their pitchers getting blasted in Game 1 before Chad Kuhl salvaged the day with a quality start in Game 2. After the Rockies handed out seven walks and hit a batter in Game 1, Kuhl allowed seven hits and walked just one over six-plus innings, with seven strikeouts. Left-hander Austin Gomber had his second-worst start in a Rockies uniform in Game 1. The Rockies received a 3-for-5 day from Charlie Blackmon in the first game and Blackmon also contributed an RBI single in the second game. The Nationals were 8-for-15 with runners in scoring position in Game 1, but 1-for-16 in that scenario in Game 2.
Column: Sports world could make a huge impact on society if more organizations would advocate for sensible gun laws
Unfortunately, not everyone wants to state the obvious — that America’s gun laws need to change to prevent an 18-year-old kid from purchasing an assault rifle and committing mass murder. I just wish they would have taken it one step further and called for sensible gun reform, as other organizations have done. “Our focus on this gift was empathy for the victims and support for an agency that works to reduce these instances in the future, hopefully,” White Sox executive vice president Scott Reifert said. “And it’s all that’s right in this country, and it’s you’re right to dislike or protest all you want. But unless more organizations follow the path of the Heat and Warriors and advocate for sensible gun laws in this country, we’re probably right back where we started.
Cubs lefty Wade Miley’s next start pushed back as he deals with shoulder issue
Cubs lefty Wade Miley wanted to make one thing clear Saturday, before a game against the White Sox that he said he was originally scheduled to start: “I’m not hurt. I’m a little banged up.”Miley is dealing with some shoulder discomfort, which he likened to middle-of-spring training dead arm. Instead, left elbow inflammation halted Miley’s ramp-up process before he threw in a game and landed him on the 10-day injured list to start the season. Cubs manager David Ross wasn’t as bullish when asked if Miley would avoid the IL. “For me, I’ll say that the 20 best minutes of my day every day are driving my kids to school,” Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said.
'That guy from Milwaukee I don't like?' Impossible comparisons, great characters and other thoughts for a 33rd Indy 500
This Sunday will mark my most Indianapolis 500 of Indianapolis 500s: No. Never a car guy and still new to racing, I hadn’t been to the Indy 500 before that year. No conversation about what’s changed and what hasn’t in the past 33 years would be complete without the Indy Racing League era, as much as we’d all love to forget. Penske’s failure to qualify with winners Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1995. The opportunity to stay relevant and see history firsthand are as professionally and personally valuable as when I first arrived at the intersection of 16th and Georgetown for qualifying ahead of the 74th Indianapolis 500.
‘Mad Apple’ is Cirque’s New York state of mind
Cast members of Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil perform during the premiere New York-New York Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas on May 26, 2022, in Las Vegas. “Mad Apple” totally committed here, with its New York-flavored acts, skyline backdrop and such touches as a yellow cab cruising across the stage. For all of its fast pacing and impressive acts, “Mad Apple” is still clocking at more than 85 minutes. The original “Mad Apple” concept was to wrap the main show with these two bracketing parties. “Mad Apple” is not the Cirque we’ve come to know over the years, and that is all right from here.
Sueños Musical Festival gets underway, with a few bumps in the road
Sueños Music Festival has arrived in Grant Park, and it’s making history, too. This Memorial Day weekend, Grant Park is hosting the first and largest outdoor reggaetón festival to ever take place downtown. Some VIP ticket holders were not too happy with the placement of the VIP viewing area (for which they paid a higher ticket price). Lana Mar, a VIP ticket holder, said that the change felt “unfair” because she’d bought her ticket under the impression that the VIP area would be front-and-center. They were among the many VIP ticket holders who didn’t even about the VIP section situation.
Rangers' Barclay Goodrow returns to lineup, replaces Kevin Rooney
Goodrow replaced Kevin Rooney, who had played in each of the first 12 games of the postseason. Gallant has used him at all three positions, left wing, center and right wing, and on all four lines, over the course of the season. With Goodrow in, and Motte back on the fourth line, Kaapo Kakko was moved back up onto a reunited Kid Line, with center Filip Chytil and left wing Alexis Lafrenière. Saturday was the Rangers’ 13th game in 26 days, and Fox has logged heavy minutes, leading the Rangers with an average ice time of 26:58 entering the game. “At this time of year, you've going to be ready to play every game,’’ Fox said.
Panarin, Kreider and ... Zibanejad (!) on same line in Game 6 for Rangers?
And here was one radical idea: What if coach Gerard Gallant played Kreider and Panarin on the same line with center Mika Zibanejad? The issue with playing Panarin, Zibanejad and Kreider on the same line is that Kreider and Panarin both are left wings, so one of them would be playing out of position on the right side. Panarin and Zibanejad have not played together much in the three seasons since Panarin signed with the Rangers as a free agent in the summer of 2019. “I can’t pick on Panarin,’’ Gallant said Friday after the Rangers returned from Raleigh and prepped for Saturday’s game. Panarin entered Game 6 fourth on the team in playoff points.
Column: Sports world could make a huge impact on society if more organizations would advocate for sensible gun laws
Unfortunately, not everyone wants to state the obvious — that America’s gun laws need to change to prevent an 18-year-old kid from purchasing an assault rifle and committing mass murder. AdvertisementI just wish they would have taken it one step further and called for sensible gun reform, as other organizations have done. “Our focus on this gift was empathy for the victims and support for an agency that works to reduce these instances in the future, hopefully,” White Sox executive vice president Scott Reifert said. “And it’s all that’s right in this country, and it’s you’re right to dislike or protest all you want. But unless more organizations follow the path of the Heat and Warriors and advocate for sensible gun laws in this country, we’re probably right back where we started.
Gun in Texas shooting came from company known for pushing boundaries
Steve Reed, a Daniel Defense spokesperson, said in a statement that the company was “deeply saddened” by the Texas shooting. He has said that his gun company was born out of his poor golf game. “They’ve been a brand leader,” said Timothy Lytton, a law professor at Georgia State University who studies the gun industry. The week before the Texas shooting, Daniel Defense posted a photograph on Facebook and Twitter, showing a little boy sitting cross-legged, an assault rifle balanced across his lap. Amid a national outcry after the shooting, Daniel Defense retreated from its usual provocative online presence.
Minnesotans make a difference as volunteer water monitors
Fish and Wildlife Office, began volunteering for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), collecting water samples and measuring water clarity. HOW IT WORKSThrough this program, volunteers do a simple water clarity test twice a month during the summer. Lake monitors venture to a designated spot in the lake, while stream monitors record data from the streambank or a bridge over it. Lake monitors are asked to sample the water from May through September, while stream monitors typically begin in April. Long-term water clarity data collected by volunteer water monitors help detect signs of degradation to a lake or stream.
CEO pay rose 17% in 2021 as profits soared; workers trailed
CEO pay took off as stock prices and profits rebounded sharply as the economy roared out of its brief 2020 recession. Because much of a CEO’s compensation is tied to such performance, their pay packages ballooned after years of mostly moderating growth. Whatever its composition, the chasm in pay between CEOs and the rank-and-file workers they oversee keeps widening. Surveys suggest Americans across political parties see CEO pay as too high, and some investors are pushing back. For 2020, many companies rejiggered the intricate formulas they created to determine their CEOs’ pay.
Sun use late run to defeat Mystics without head coach Curt Miller
Connecticut went on a 17-5 run across the last five minutes of the game to come away with the win. Spots usually filled by head coach and general manager Curt Miller and assistant coach Brandi Poole were empty, leaving a noticeable gap. A trio of players led Connecticut with 14 points a piece. Bonner had 14 points, seven rebounds and two blocks. Williams had 14 points, seven assists and five rebounds.
Nathan Eovaldi gets 1st career complete game as Red Sox beat Orioles to open doubleheader
BOSTON — Nathan Eovaldi pitched a seven-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The Red Sox posted their eighth win in 10 games after blowing two six-run leads in a loss on Friday night. Advertisement“He was great, especially in the second part of the game,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “We needed to reset (the bullpen) at one point.”Cora didn’t know it was Eovaldi’s first complete game until it was over. Before the game, the Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Hansel Robles on the 15-day injured list with back spasms.
Dom Amore: Wilton’s Harrison Bardwell and his Cornell teammates stay together one more game — for the NCAA lacrosse title
EAST HARTFORD — Lightning strikes were all around Rentschler Field, and the two groups of lacrosse players fighting to keep their seasons, or in many cases their careers, from ending had nothing to do but sit and wait it out. Advertisement[ NCAA men’s lacrosse championships: A list of players with Connecticut ties ]“It did. Maryland won to advance to Monday's championship game. He’s a good guy to get the ball to, get it up the field.”AdvertisementCornell celebrates after defeating Rutgers in an NCAA college lacrosse semifinal game Saturday. [ Glastonbury’s Ronan Jacoby returns home with Rutgers to play for the NCAA men’s lacrosse championship ]This much Barnwell and The Big Red earned to take with them on their life journeys.
Kluber, Cole duel, Rays end Yankees’ 4-game winning streak
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Corey Kluber and Gerrit Cole dueled evenly for six impressive innings before the Tampa Bay Rays scored a pair of late runs to beat the Yankees 3-1 Saturday, ending New York’s four-game winning streak. Advertisement“Like we say, if you can’t hit the starter, hit the reliever,” Margot said through an interpreter. (AP Photo/Scott Audette) (Scott Audette/AP)Kluber allowed one run and three hits, walking none and striking out five. “When it first went up, I thought, ‘Oh no, it’s in no-man’s land out there,’” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Eventually you see the rewards of it.”AdvertisementKluber and three relievers retired 19 of the last 20 Yankees batters.
Eloy Room saves Columbus Crew to hold onto first road win of 2022 season at Atlanta United
ATLANTA — The Crew hadn’t scored in over 180 minutes and had been shut out six of their past eight league games. For the second straight year, Crew captain Jonathan Mensah scored the opening goal off a corner kick. Then on an ensuing corner kick, Room saved a ball off the line to keep the Crew ahead. And none of which had to do with the Crew getting a road win without its top player in Lucas Zelarayan. It was the first road win of the season and only the fourth in 36 road games since the Crew won in Atlanta in September 2019.
OU, OSU take advantage of early wave to start the scoring at NCAA men's golf championship
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — After the first round of play at the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, just seven players and zero teams were under par. The boys from Norman were led by redshirt senior Chris Gotterup, who rose to T-6 on the individual leaderboard with a 4-under 66. The transfer from Rutgers was bogey-free through his first 14 holes, with his lone blemish coming on the par-4 15th. “You know, I got off to a really good start compared to yesterday, when I got off to a really bad start,” explained Gotterup. He only played a few holes during Thursday’s practice round and didn’t feel like he could play a full 18 on Friday.
OHSAA track & field: Eastmoor Academy boys lead central Ohio at Division II regional meet
The Eastmoor Academy boys sprinters helped the Warriors finish third in the Division II regional track and field meet held May 26 and 28 at Lexington. Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (73) won the girls title ahead of runner-up Toledo Catholic (56) as 44 teams scored. Bexley junior Mason Louis qualified in the 100, 200 and 400 but did not compete because of a lower body injury. In the girls meet, Sparta Highland junior Juliette Laracuente won the long jump (18-1/4) and 100 hurdles (14.86). Northridge freshman Isabel Evans won the 300 hurdles (44.9) and was fourth in the 100 hurdles (15.46).
Josh Winckowski struggles in debut, offense falls short as Red Sox split doubleheader with Orioles
But without both of their bats in Saturday night’s lineup, the Red Sox offense stalled. The Red Sox (22-25) have lost two out of three to the last-place O’s to start this weekend’s five-game series. In need of a spot starter on Saturday, the Red Sox selected Winckowski – who was part of the return in last year’s Andrew Benintendi trade – from Worcester. The Red Sox had chances, but had trouble cashing in. That’s when Bogaerts came on as a pinch-hitter, but he grounded out weakly to end the inning.
Crews gain 50% containment on Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak Fire
Fire crews on Saturday gained 50% containment as they continued to make progress on the massive blaze in northeastern New Mexico. He said the fire continues to remain within containment lines in the north. He said crews are strengthening containment and mopping up hotspots around Barillas Peak as, a little farther north, they continue clean up from Bull Creek to Elk Mountain. Chester said the containment lines are still holding in the southwest. Turner said those same winds could also test the containment lines on the north and northwest end of the blaze.
Navajo sign water rights settlement with Utah and feds
The signing formalizes the Utah Navajo Water Rights Settlement, which became law in 2020 as part of President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill. One was the Navajo Nation had claims to the Colorado (River) that would impair Utah’s water rights,” U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney told The Salt Lake Tribune. The settlement recognizes the Navajo’s right to 81,500 acre-feet of Utah water and allows them to draw the water from aquifers, rivers or Lake Powell, if they choose. The agreement also allows the Navajo to lease unused water to entities off the reservation and guarantees they won’t lose water rights not put to use. “The hard work, however, must continue until all homes across the Navajo Nation have clean water running in faucets for all Navajo families,” Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez told the newspaper.
Looking Glass: Did you ever think of getting a different hobby, young man?
An 18-year-old man was arrested eight times for vehicle thefts and car chases in New York state over a two-month period. The stolen vehicles had been taken from the Town of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga, Buffalo and Amherst. He is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, grand larceny and unlawfully fleeing a police officer. OK, HONEY, PROMISE YOU WON’T BE OFFENDED: A 66-year-old man in Ireland was stricken with short-term memory loss brought about by daytime sex with his wife. BUT THIS ALWAYS WORKS IN THE MOVIES: A man drove a Maserati into the pedestrian zone above the Spanish Steps in Rome and then halfway down the stairs, where it became stuck, and then got out and ran away.
Boston cemetery grapples with 'uptick' in gang activity
On a recent warm, sunny day in Oak Lawn Cemetery, those buried in the ground rested in peace. This tranquility, though, is not always the case in Oak Lawn, where authorities claim a “recent uptick in gang activity” following multiple gravesite vandalisms, including a stolen headstone. Oak Lawn Cemetery, a relatively small burial ground on Cummins Highway at the confluence of Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan, splashed into the news when the Herald reported feuding gangs vandalizing gravestones — and even stealing one. Here’s how the incidents at the graveyard have gone, per police reports backed up by cemetery staff and community sources. Cemetery manager Todd Burne, taking a walk around the cemetery with the Herald, could only shake his head.
Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 95 of the invasion
Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has conceded that not all the land that Russia has seized since it annexed Crimea in 2014 can be recaptured militarily. While he is certain his country will take back the territory Russia has claimed since its 24 February invasion, he said other territory could not be recovered by force. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has scrapped the upper age limit for military recruits in the face of mounting losses in Ukraine, Tass reported. A Downing Street spokesperson said Johnson told Zelenskiy the UK would continue to support Ukraine’s armed resistance, including by supplying equipment. Russia said it was willing to discuss ways to make it possible for Ukraine to resume shipments of grain from Black Sea ports.
COVID-19 tracker: Tokyo reports 2,549 new cases
Tokyo reported 2,549 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, down by 915 from a week before, marking the 15th straight day of week-on-week decline. The capital also reported seven deaths, while the number of severely ill patients, counted under Tokyo’s own criteria, rose by one from Friday to three.
Watch: Russian warship successfully test-fires hypersonic cruise missile
A Russian warship has successfully test-fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile that can travel at nine times the speed of sound, according to footage of Vladimir Putin's latest cutting-edge weapon released by Moscow. In a statement, the Russian Ministry of Defence said that its Admiral Gorshkov frigate had fired the missile 685 miles from the Barents Sea, in the Arctic, into the White Sea, an inlet off Russia's northwest coast. "According to objective control data, the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile successfully hit a sea target located at a distance of about 1000 km. The flight of a hypersonic missile corresponded to the specified parameters." A 30-second video released with the statement showed a missile launching from the Admiral Gorshkov, one of Russia's newest frigates, before it arcs away into the distance.
‘Slimy stuff everywhere’: Sydneysiders warned to tread carefully
The City Of Sydney said the issue of slippery paths around the CBD had become so serious that it had changed its seasonal routines. He described the explosion of mosses around the gardens and across the city as “almost like a rainforest”. “There’s a lot of slimy stuff everywhere,” he said. “Mosses are really, really loving the conditions at the moment. The slippery threat comes as households continue to struggle with mould after months of wet weather and widespread flooding.
At least 27 civilians killed by rebels in Democratic Republic of the Congo
At least 27 civilians have been killed by members of a notorious rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the army and Red Cross said. The Kivu Security Tracker (KST), which monitors violence in the region via a team of experts on the ground, posted on Twitter to say that at least 27 civilians were killed in Saturday’s attack by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). Earlier on Saturday, local Red Cross head Philippe Bonane had put the civilian death toll at 24 and was supervising the transfer of bodies to the morgue. On Friday another Red Cross representative said that soldiers in the neighbouring Ituri province had found 17 decapitated bodies, also believed to be victims of the ADF. Despite this, authorities have been unable to stop the massacres which are regularly carried out on civilians.
Justin Welby: Church must be wary of ‘throwing stones’ at politicians
In an interview with The Telegraph, the Archbishop said: “The key question about political leadership is for politicians. The Church has to be very careful about throwing stones, because it's not without sin. He said Britain will only be able to tackle the problems it faces if it strengthens its long-standing tradition of an independent Civil Service operating in the wider interests of the country, a tradition which grew out of 19th century reforms. He added: “It's a lot about how we recruit and train the Civil Service and continuing professional development in the Civil Service. Keep trying, engage, engage, engage.
Why cassava could be a way to keep food costs down
The savoury alternative is more popular and involves taking about a cup of dry gari, sprinkling a bit of water on it to soften it, adding a tablespoonful of our famous peppery sauce, shito, adding a tin of sardines, mixing it all up - and hey presto, you have another delicious meal. I don't know why but this one seems best eaten in a group.
Lily James set to play Anna-Nicole Smith in upcoming biopic as producer 'reached out' to the actress
And Lily James could be set for another iconic role as she is reportedly being scoped out to play late model Anna-Nicole Smith inan upcoming biopic. The film is being created by the model's two best friends Patrik Simpson and Pol Atteu, who have 'reached out' to 33-year-old Lily. New role: Lily James, 33, (left) could be set to play Anna-Nicole Smith (right) in her upcoming biopic Hurricanna after the film's producer Patrik Simpson 'reached out' to the actressTalking to The Mirror, show producer Patrik admitted that he had reached out to the actress, dubbing her 'brilliant'. He told the publication: 'Lily is amazing…everything she does is brilliant', hinting that she could be set to take on the role. The untitled film from director Ursula Macfarlane will feature never-before-seen footage of Smith from a previously unreleased documentary.
Ewan McGregor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead hold hands at Disneyland
Ewan McGregor and his wife Mary Elizabeth Winstead were pictured attending Disneyland's Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim, California on Friday evening. The Trainspotting star also wore a pair of dark pants and a black cap as he strolled along the park's walkways. Winstead opted for a blue button-up jacket and a pair of slim-fitting black leggings as she enjoyed her husband's company. McGregor and Winstead initially met on the set of the third season of Fargo, in which they costarred, in 2017. McGregor and Winstead tied the knot during an intimate ceremony that was held last month.
New hate strategy 'could criminalise comics like Ricky Gervais'
Plans to encourage more people to complain to police about anti-trans hate crimes could criminalise comedians such as Ricky Gervais, campaigners have warned. The Home Office is in the process of drawing up a new hate crimes strategy that aims to 'increase the reporting of all forms of hate crime', including those relating to gender identity. Those in favour of the proposals, which would see 'perpetrators' accused of 'non-crime hate incidents', hope people will feel better protected from harm. Either way, it is astonishing that legislators are planning to expand the discredited and unlawful practice of recording non-crime hate incidents [NCHIs]. She said: 'Increases in police-recorded hate crime have been driven by improvements in crime recording, better identification of what constitutes a hate crime and increased victim willingness to come forward.
Texas Army veteran now works as voluntary unarmed sentry at front door to his daughter's school
A Texas Army veteran has taken it upon himself to guard his daughter's elementary school following the massacre in Uvalde, which saw 19 young children and two teachers slaughtered last week. He emailed the superintendent of the Killeen Independent School District at 1am to see if he could guard outside Saegert Elementary - where his daughter goes to school and his wife works as a school nurse. 'They didn't want to send their kids to school,' he said of his fellow parents. Heartbreaking new photos show kids running out of Robb Elementary School on Tuesday after the gunman opened fire. Instead, the school resource officer went to the back of the building and confronted a male teacher, mistaking him for the gunman.
Bella Hadid shows skin in two swimsuits as she and boyfriend Marc Kalman enjoy Antibes, France
Bella Hadid and her beau Marc Kalman matched in white looks as they enjoyed time in France on Saturday. Coordinated: Bella Hadid and her beau Marc Kalman matched in white looks as they enjoyed time in France on SaturdayThe runway regular's wide-leg white shorts were secured at her hips with a caramel-colored leather belt. Marc finished his light and airy ensemble with a pair of black shoes and stayed close by his lady's side. Bella and Marc first sparked rumors of a romance back in the summer of 2020 and been photographed together regularly since then. She first confirmed she was dating Kalman in July 2021 when she posted an Instagram snap of the two kissing.
A musical match made in heaven … or was it Harajuku?
At the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival, held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., a Japanese musician who goes by the name Fiddling Leona approached the microphone at the front of a makeshift stage. She raised her right arm above her fiddle, brought her feet together and faced the crowd. The fabric at the front of her red-and-white gingham kimono began to shake as she moved her hands and fingers, almost slicing the bow across the strings. She tapped her brown Western boots to the music, a fast country tune called “Old Joe Clark.” John Paul “JP” Mathes II, Leona’s husband, stood to her right with a banjo in hand. He stomped his feet and shook his head, decked in a blue blazer and red flat cap.
Queen to miss Epsom Derby for just third time as she plans to 'pace herself' over Jubilee weekend
The Queen plans to miss the Epsom Derby for just the third time of her reign in order to 'pace herself' for her upcoming Platinum Jubilee festivities. Reports suggest Her Majesty will be skipping the Saturday event with the Princess Royal representing the family on her behalf. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
American Graffiti actor Bo Hopkins dies of heart attack aged 80
Character actor Bo Hopkins, who appeared in George Lucas' American Graffiti and the Oscar-winning hit Midnight Express, has died at age 80. Hopkins died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after suffering a heart attack. In 2020, he appeared in his last film, Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, with his former American Graffiti co-stars. 'Ant-Man' director Peyton Reed wrote: 'I love Bo Hopkins. When the producers asked him to change his name he went with Bo Hopkins, the name of the character he was playing, which later became his stage name throughout his career.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern tested positive for the virus earlier in May. In addition to meeting with Newsom, Ardern is scheduled for meetings with executives from Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft during her West Coast tripIn addition to meeting with Newsom, Ardern is scheduled for meetings with executives from Twitter, Amazon and Microsoft during her West Coast trip. In September 2021, two of Newsom's children tested positive for Covid-19. While in November, Newsom had to self-isolate after his children were exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive.
Mourners embrace and comfort each other at a memorial service close to the site of Udalve massacre
Mourners were also seen chalking up sidewalks in the town with verses from the Bible that promote love, compassion and eternal life. A motorcade in support of the shooting victims were also seen driving through the town with heartfelt messages written on their windows. The 52-year-old actor visited staff at the Uvalde school district, and was photographed with them inside their building. Meghan placed white flowers tied with a purple ribbon at a memorial outside the Uvalde County Courthouse. Meghan left the flowers at the memorial and stood with her arms crossed while she looked at the memorials.
Vladimir Putin has 'three years to live due to his rapidly progressing severe cancer', FSB claims
Vladimir Putin has reportedly been given warned he has just three to years to live as Russian intelligence sources become increasingly worried about their ailing leader. An FSB officer described the Russian president's condition as a 'severe form of rapidly progressing cancer', as speculation ramped up that Putin was suffering with some form of serious illness amid the invasion of Ukraine. General SVR wrote last week: 'On the night of Monday May 16 to Tuesday May 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin underwent a surgical operation. Amid news of his increasing isolation the Russian President has also seized control of the military operation in Ukraine, personally handing orders out to generals and struggling to delegate responsibilities. Meanwhile, the head of the main intelligence directorate of Ukraine's ministry of defence declared last week Putin is cutting himself off from close contact with his subordinates to avoid any assassination attempts.
'You're FIRED!' Trump calls Cheney a 'lapdog for Pelosi' as he rallies for GOP rival Harriet Hageman
'Liz Cheney hates the voters of the Republican Party and she has for longer than you know. Trump visited Casper, Wyoming nearly three months before the Wyoming GOP primary on August 16, 2022 where the candidate he endorsed – Harriet Hageman – is the favorite to win. 'Because of what Liz Cheney did, that's why she was thrown out of the House Republican leadership, which is just about a first. 'I know what it takes firsthand to beat Liz Cheney, and I'm telling you, Harriet has what it takes,' Stefanik said. During that time he, like Rep. Liz Cheney, held the House GOP Conference Chair position.
Director Park Chan-wook says films made for the big screen should be watched at theaters
In this Getty Images photo, South Korea director Park Chan-wook, who won the Best Director award for "Decision to Leave," attends a press conference after the closing Ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, Saturday. He won Best Director for his latest feature "Decision to Leave" in the ceremony. "A film made for the big screen should be watched at theaters." "Fans didn't visit movie theaters, but it was the time that we were aware of the value of cinema," he said. He also became the second South Korean director to win in the category, following renowned filmmaker Im Kwon-taek for the historical drama "Chihwaseon" in 2002.
N. Korea reports 89,500 new fever cases
This file photo, released by the North's official Korean Central News Agency on May 17, 2022, shows a health care worker on a closed-off sidewalk in Pyongyang amid the country's COVID-19 outbreak. (KCNA)North Korea's daily new suspected COVID-19 cases stayed below 100,000 for the second straight day, according to its state media Sunday. More than 89,500 people showed symptoms of fever over a 24-hour period until 6 p.m. the previous day, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said, citing data from the state emergency epidemic prevention headquarters. The total number of fever cases reported in the country since late April came to 3.45 million, of which 3.26 million have recovered and around 186,110 are being treated, the KCNA reported. Meanwhile, the North's leader Kim Jong-un "guided" a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) to discuss measures in the antivirus fight, the KCNA said in a separate report.
Prime Minister pledges First Nations voice referendum
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has pledged to hold a referendum to enshrine a voice for First Nations people in the constitution. But the change will need a majority of people in a majority of states to vote "yes".
Labor government looking to reform Australia's reliance on coal
We've been warned that our electricity bills will get higher from July onwards, which is partly due to the Australian Energy Regulator passing on hefty increases to a benchmark power price but also due to the increasing cost of generating power from coal or gas. It's an issue the new Labor government wants to address in their term.
New COVID-19 cases below 20,000 for 4th day as omicron wave recedes
Election officials clad in protective gear await COVID-19 patients and those in quarantine at a polling station in Seoul on Saturday, the final day of two-day early voting for the June 1 local elections. (Yonhap)New COVID-19 cases stayed below 20,000 for the fourth consecutive day Sunday, as the omicron-fueled spread of the virus has slowed down in recent weeks. Starting June, inbound travelers have to undergo only one PCR test within three days of arrival. Currently, they must take a PCR test within 24 hours of entry, as well as a rapid antigen test on the sixth or seventh day. Previously, the government only recognized PCR test results.
Defense chiefs of S. Korea, US, Japan arranging talks in Singapore next month
(Yonhap)TOKYO -- Defense ministers of South Korea, the United States and Japan have been arranging trilateral talks on the sidelines of an annual security forum in Singapore next month, Japan's Kyodo News reported Sunday. Should the three-way talks take place, they would mark the first such in-person gathering since November 2019. The defense ministers of South Korea and the US are likely to hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the security forum, but Seoul and Tokyo are unlikely to hold bilateral defense talks, the report said. North Korea has staged ballistic missile tests at a record pace this year, including at least four suspected launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Officials in Seoul have said North Korea appears to have completed "all preparations" for a nuclear test, which would mark North Korea's seventh nuclear test if conducted.
Washington AG weighs in on abortion rights, concealed carry, and Hanford
Earlier this month, Politico obtained a leaked draft decision from the US Supreme Court that suggested Roe v Wade, the federal ruling protecting abortion rights, would be overturned. While that decision hasn't been finalized, states across the country are readying policies that would alter access to abortion, should the ruling be struck down. Washington could become one of the few "safe states" for abortion access. Ferguson confirmed that, even if the draft opinion is adopted by the Supreme Court, abortion access in Washington will not change. Ferguson said his office is "intensely interested in the type of law" that would impact Washington state residents or anyone coming to Washington to have a safe and legal abortion in the state.
Yoon congratulates Cannes-winning director Park, actor Song
Director Park Chan-wook (L) of "Decision to Leave" and actor Song Kang-ho of "Broker" pose for photos after winning Best Director and Best Actor, respectively, at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. (Yonhap)President Yoon Suk-yeol on Sunday congratulated director Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho on winning the best director and the best actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival, saying the prizes confirmed the competitiveness of the Korean movie industry. In a message to Park, Yoon praised the director's Cannes-winning movie "Decision To Leave," saying it "again confirmed the Korean movie's unique originality and outstanding competitiveness." Song won the award for the movie "Broker," which was directed by the Cannes-winning Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. Yoon also paid his respect to the director, actors and staff of "Broker" for their work.
Federal review says Dominion software flaws haven’t been exploited in elections
A ballot tabulator using Dominion Voting Systems is seen as the Washoe County Voters Registrar gave press a tour of their facility and explained the process ahead of the midterm elections on April 27, 2022. The vulnerabilities affect a type of Dominion ballot-marking device known as the Democracy Suite ImageCast X, according to the CISA advisory, that is only used in certain states. “Of note, states’ standard election security procedures would detect exploitation of these vulnerabilities and in many cases would prevent attempts entirely. The computer scientist, J. Alex Halderman, was given physical access over several weeks to the Dominion ballot-marking devices, which print out a ballot after voters make their choice on a touch screen. The nature of computing means all software has vulnerabilities if you look closely enough, and software used in elections is no different.
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescription
Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, will get Paxlovid prescriptionGov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19, just 10 days after receiving his second booster vaccine.He tweeted his positive test results on Saturday, saying he tested this morning. "Grateful to be vaccinated and for treatments like Paxlovid," Newsom said in a tweet. He will be getting a prescription for Paxlovid and will start a five-day regimen immediately, according to his press office's statement. His positive test result comes as COVID-19 cases are starting to rise once again across California.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
FILE - Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services, left, inoculates California Gov. Gavin Newsom with the new one-dose Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in Los Angeles, Thursday, April 1, 2021. Newsom announced Saturday, May 28, 2022, afternoon in a tweet that he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)FILE - Dr. Mark Ghaly, Secretary, California Health and Human Services, left, inoculates California Gov. Gavin Newsom tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, a day after a high-profile meeting with the visiting prime minister of New Zealand.
Son, They Shook: Uvalde Massacre Separates True Heroes From Cowards
They also apparently make a good time for fake tough guys to expose themselves as cowards. Examples are emerging as more details come to light about the massacre at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Tex., and the responses of politicians, companies and cops in its wake. To be clear–and for purposes of the requisite disclaimer to pre-empt the Blue Lives crowd that’ll jump in my DMs after reading this–there were heroes in Uvalde. Likewise for the Border Patrol agents who eventually cut down the killer–assuming that the latest law enforcement version of events is actually true. Videos have emerged of cops cuffing, tackling and otherwise restraining frantic parents while the shooter was still inside the school, alive.
Ukraine's intelligence chief 'fully confirms' Vladimir Putin has cancer
Russian president Vladimir Putin has been claimed to have cancer, by senior Ukrainian sources. (PA)Vladimir Putin has cancer but won't "die tomorrow", a Ukrainian intelligence official has reportedly claimed. He told the outlet: "Yes, we fully confirm this information, that Putin has cancer. Government meetings, of which many are televised, are having to be broken into sections due to Putin's health, Steele claimed. Moscow has not formally responded to rumours about Putin's health.
China Closes Airspace to Russian Airbus, Boeing Aircraft
DALLAS – China is prohibiting Russian Boeing and Airbus aircraft owned by foreign leasing companies from flying through its territory. According to the report, China has requested proof that the aircraft in question are no longer registered outside of Russia. The sanctions imposed by the West in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24 provide context. Western leasing companies that have terminated their Russian contractors own a large portion of Russia’s air fleet. But according to RBK, the procedure has been recently amended in China.
Tony La Russa on Gabe Kapler: Flag and anthem 'not appropriate places to try to voice your objections'
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler announced Friday that he would not be taking the field for the playing of the national anthem "until I feel better about the direction of our country." "I think he's exactly right to be concerned ... with what's happening in our country. He's right there," Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa said of Kapler, per ESPN. "Where I disagree is the flag and the anthem are not appropriate places to try to voice your objections." "And if you truly understand that, I think it's impossible not to salute the flag and listen to the anthem."
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How to end the Ukraine war before Western allies give up
Morally, Vladimir Putin deserves to keep none of his territorial gains. Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot be trusted with ending his invasion on his own promise. Even temporary, internationally unrecognized territorial gains for Putin will be a bitter pill for Ukraine. (Indeed, the Ukraine war and its aftermath may well provoke a wholesale rethinking by the West of its entanglement with China, too). And the US and allies can, must, take real steps to make sure that any future Putin incursion would get stopped cold.
Leagues should be wary of divisional realignment despite potential intrigue
Since everyone has played under one shield, since 1970, there have never been any notable decrees of conference pride. Sports require that during a rally, you stay seated in your chair no matter how fiercely nature calls. Sports keeps you up until crazy hours of the morning on a work night because your team is playing on the coast. Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, Giants quarterback Daniel Jones Getty (2)Advocates of realignment scoff at the folly of keeping alive an artificial separation. And sure, in New York, and in the other markets that have more than one team, it is a unique issue.
Queens bank thief makes off with $2,500 after giving teller chilling note
A Queens bandit walked into a Capital One bank in Sunnyside and walked out with $2,500, police said. shortly before 9:40 a.m. Saturday, passed a note to a teller and demanded money, the NYPD said. Read the chilling note: “THIS IS A BANK ROBBERY. BRIGITTE STELZERThe robbery happened at a Capital One bank in Queens. BRIGITTE STELZERThe bandit, who did not display a weapon, then fled the bank without further incident, cops said.
Shots fired at NYPD officers in the Rockaways
Nobody was hit when bullets flew at Beach 66 Street and Beach Channel Drive in Arverne around 5:15 p.m., cops said. An NYPD officer at the scene of the shooting at Beach 66 Street and Beach Channel Drive in Rockaway Beach. Paul MartinkaNYPD officers were met with gunfire in Rockaway Beach, police said. Paul MartinkaThe NYPD is currently investigating how many suspects allegedly fired at officers. Paul MartinkaThe suspects allegedly fired at NYPD officers riding on a marked vehicle in Rockaway Beach, according to police.
Wild NYC wind gusts wreak havoc on vendors during DanceAfrica Bazaar return
Wind gusts marred the long-awaited return of the DanceAfrica Bazaar to Fort Greene, wreaking havoc on vendors who saw tents overturned and merchandise destroyed Saturday afternoon, witnesses said. The wind spiraled everything out of control,” a shaken Kathy Cissokho, 69, of Baltimore, who sells sterling silver merchandise, told The Post. “I needed four people to hold my tent down but the wind was lifting people up. Some individuals paid almost $700 to have their tents set up for the event. Georgett RobertsTents were overturned and merchandise destroyed from the storm.
Florida Republicans beat the gun lobby. Congress hasn’t followed.
Three weeks after 17 people were gunned down in 2018 inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., then-Florida Gov. Interviews this week with Republican senators revealed little stomach for the sort of sprawling bill that Florida Republicans passed in 2018. There is little evidence that the sort of sprawling compromise bill that won approval in Florida could come together on Capitol Hill. The shooting happened in the middle of the state’s 60-day legislative session, which created an opportunity and deadline for quick action. Most Florida Democrats, meanwhile, did not consider the bill a victory — at least, not at first.
At gun violence memorial, visitors reflect on two weeks of mass death
Oertley, 58, had found herself inside the Gun Violence Memorial Project. But then she saw the Gun Violence Memorial Project. Engstrand hadn’t personally been touched by gun violence, but she’d always been willing to help. They’d come for the weekend from Pennsylvania, not planning to find a gun violence exhibit at a museum about buildings. She stepped into the exhibit’s final installation, a room where visitors could sit and read the books about gun violence scattered on the tables.
Ukraine war volunteers are coming home, reckoning with difficult fight
Many entered the fight after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky personally appealed to foreign volunteers to journey there and fight. On one mission, he said, he was unable get a lock on a Russian tank with a cold thermal signature. An American volunteer named Dakota fires a Javelin missile at a Russian tank east of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, in April. He recalled how, early in the war, he saw images of his hometown on fire and left to join the fight two days later. He’s mired in divorce proceedings, initiated before he left for Ukraine, and occasionally hears from friends who update him over text about their successful tank harvests.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
Gavin Newsom has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be in isolation until at least June 2nd, his office announced Saturday. In a statement, the California Governor's Press Office announced that the Governor is experiencing mild symptoms. PELOSI FIRES BACK AT NEWSOM'S CRITICISM OF DEM PARTY, SAYS ABORTION RIGHTS A ‘CONSTANT FIGHT’On Saturday evening, Newsom's Press Office announced that the Governor has received a prescription for Paxlovid, from Pfizer, and will begin his five-day treatment immediately. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAccording to the Governor's Press Office, Newsom will be following California's SMARTER Plan which includes testing negative before leaving quarantine. According to Newsom's Press Office, California's SMARTER plan implemented by Newsom, hopes to combat the virus by, "testing and treating patients to avoid serious disease."
Udonis Haslem: Draymond Green broke the code
“Draymond broke the code,” Haslem told Yahoo Sports after the Heat’s 111-103 victory. Tucker and Udonis Haslem publicly thanked Draymond Green for giving the team motivation to force a Game 7 tonight. – 11:42 PMKeith Smith @KeithSmithNBAPJ Tucker: “Tell Draymond I said I appreciate it.” – 11:41 PMStory continuesTommy Beer @TommyBeerPJ Tucker, like Udonis Haslem, says postgame: “Tell Draymond I appreciate it.” – 11:40 PMLaw Murray @LawMurrayTheNUThat Draymond comment last night really made an impact huh – 11:37 PMMarc J. Spears @MarcJSpearsDraymond knew what he was doing… pic.twitter.com/t52yRZkKCk – 11:36 PMBrady Hawk @BradyHawk305Udonis Haslem goes over to the announcers“Tell Draymond Green thank you.”Draymond yesterday:“We’re gonna play Boston.” – 11:29 PMTim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds“Tell Draymond Green thank you.” – Udonis Haslem. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Reaction to Warriors’ Draymond Green saying the Celtics already are in the NBA Finals. sports.yahoo.com/what-does-udon… – 1:15 PMMore on this storyline“He let Shaq peer pressure him into saying some s*** he ain’t got no business saying,” Haslem told Yahoo Sports.
Nigeria's opposition picks Abubakar to run for president again
Former Nigeria Vice President Atiku Abubakar adresses the People's Democratic Party delegates during the Special convention in Abuja, Nigeria May 28, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi SotundeABUJA, May 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria's former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will run for president again next year after the main opposition party picked him as its candidate to stand in elections to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari. From 1999 to 2007, he was vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo, the first Nigerian leader after the end of decades of military rule. Abubakar's main opponent will be from the ruling APC party, which will choose its candidate at a special convention to be held from June 6-8. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Lagos state Governor and party heavyweight Bola Tinubu are seen as the ruling party's front-runners.
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Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region. May 28, 2022
Elon Musk Says He Welcomes Recession So Money Stops 'Raining' Down On 'Fools'
AdvertisementAs for raining money, critics were happy to point out that Musk has been the recipient of millions of dollars in tax breaks ($64 million from Texas alone), and a very hefty government loan, among other support. It has been raining money on fools for too long. Rude awakening inbound! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 27, 2022Twitter critics had a “rude awakening” (inbound!) A megalomaniac who would have failed without public money, tax breaks & everything he criticises others for.
U.K. Got Tough On Guns After 1996 Scotland School Attack; There Hasn't Been One Since
Shattered parents and gun control advocates went into action in 1996 after a former Scout master fatally shot 16 children and their teacher at an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland. After they battled to effectively ban handguns for civilians in the U.K. (automatic weapons were outlawed after a previous mass killing), there hasn’t been another mass school shooting in the U.K. since. But North is losing faith that Americans are capable of gun control and saving lives lost to bullets. But similar nations with similar “frontier” views — like Canada and Australia — have managed to enact effective gun control measures, North noted. Trump, speaking at the National Rifle Association convention in Texas on Friday, called gun control efforts “grotesque.”
Video: Fighter fakes walk-away, then lands one-hitter quitter
Sergio Cossio made a statement in the Lux Fight League 22 main event Thursday in Mexico. That statement might be the subject of a little controversy and debate, though – but not necessarily through any fault on Cossio’s part. She looked like she might be ready to jump in to let Delgado fully restart, but never did – and Cossio took advantage. That little hesitation on the ref’s part allowed Cossio to quickly turn around from a walk-away that never really happened. Sergio Cossio acted like he was letting Edgar Delgado off the hook.
Newsom tests positive for Covid
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has tested positive for Covid, his office announced on Saturday. Newsom’s diagnosis comes a day after he met with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in San Francisco to sign a pledge to help fight climate change. Ardern tested positive for Covid in May. Newsom said in a tweet that he is “exhibiting mild symptoms” and is isolating at least through Thursday and until he tests negative.
Chevron California refinery workers ratify contract; ending strike -sources
HOUSTON (Reuters) -Striking union workers at Chevron Corp's Richmond, California, refinery voted on Saturday to ratify the latest contract offered by the company, ending a 10-week strike without achieving their goal of additional pay to counter rising health care costs, said sources familiar with the vote. At least 60 workers had crossed the picket line and returned to the refinery before a tentative agreement was reached on Thursday. The sources said the members of Local 12-5 ratified the contract by a narrow margin on Saturday. Chevron did not offer the local pay increase before the strike. Chevron has kept the refinery in operation with managers, supervisors and workers who crossed the picket line.
Authorities: “Wrong decision, period” to wait 45 minutes before entering classroom to confront Uvalde gunman
STEVEN MCCRAW: The-- the on-scene commander at the time believed that it had transitioned from an active shooter to a barricaded subject. Hey, I-- hey-- hey, with the benefit of-- hey, with the benefit of hindsight-- hey, the benefit of-- hey, stand by, stand by. Hey, stand by. Hey, stand by, all right? And by the way, Texas embraces active shooter training, active shooter certification.
‘Like someone had punched a hole in my chest’: Central Florida man survives ‘exploding heart’
A Central Florida man survived what doctors call an “exploding heart.”This is the story of how Roy Reid is a living miracle. It was like someone had punched a hole in my chest and was squeezing my heart.”Reid’s wife rushed him to a hospital in Altamonte Springs. “The surgery was six hours long to repair the heart. Essentially, they had to replace all of what was damaged, which now comprises about 25% of my heart is, synthetic material,” Reid said. “I woke up as healthy as you can be for open-heart surgery,” Reid said.
Texas Lieutenant Defends Uvalde Cops Waiting for Backup: ‘They Could’ve Been Shot’
Marshals outside the school, was later freed, hopped a fence, went into the school, grabbed her children, and fled. They weren’t going in there or running anywhere.”Victor Escalon, a DPS official, said Thursday that officers called “everyone that’s in the area” to help. And so on Thursday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer had some pressing questions for Texas DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez. “Don’t current best practices, Lieutenant, call for officers to disable a shooter as quickly as possible, regardless of how many officers are actually on site?” Blitzer asked. But also one thing that, of course, the American people need to understand is that officers are making entry into this building.
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Ukraine Latest: EU Leaders Talk to Putin; New Bid for Sanctions
The French president’s office said the two leaders told Putin to lift the blockade of the Black Sea port of Odesa, which is hampering the world’s grain supplies. Ukraine Rejects Putin’s Link of Food Blockade, Sanctions (3:02 p.m.)Dmytro Kuleba rejected President Vladimir Putin’s linkage this week of global grain shortages to Western sanctions on Russia. Scholz, Macron Talk to Putin for 80 Minutes (2:40 p.m.)President Vladimir Putin discussed the Ukraine war with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday. Putin warned of “further destabilization of the situation and aggravation of the humanitarian crisis” if Western weapons continue to flow to Ukraine, according to a Kremlin readout. Moscow continues to expand its authority over the Black Sea port city seized early in the war.
Chatsworth shuts out Birmingham to win City Open Division baseball title
This 16-14 Chatsworth team that was seeded No. 9 out of 12 playoff teams was probably the most unlikely of the Chancellors’ now record 10 City championship teams. “Best day of my life.” Jose Ruedas four-hit shutout in City Section Open Division championship game at Dodger Stadium. Chatsworth 2, Birmingham 0. pic.twitter.com/mKG417cMgU — eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) May 28, 2022How do you explain the Chancellors of 2022? Chatsworth’s Ryan Herrera makes contact as the Chancellors win their record 10th City Section title with a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
Gov. Gavin Newsom tests positive for COVID-19, has ‘mild symptoms’
Gavin Newsom said he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, making him the latest government official to contract the virus that relentlessly continues to challenge health care systems across the nation and around the world. I tested positive for COVID-19,” Newsom, who is vaccinated and has received two booster shots — one of them as recently as May 18 — announced in a tweet, “and am currently experiencing mild symptoms.”“Grateful to be vaccinated, and for treatments like Paxlovid,” he added. “I am following health guidelines and will be isolating while I work remotely.”In accordance with local and state health guidelines, Newsom, 54, will remain in isolation at least through Thursday, his press office said. A month ago, Vice President Kamala Harris, 57, who, like Newsom was fully vaccinated and doubly boosted, tested positive for COVID-19. When taken within five days of symptoms appearing, the drug has been found to significantly reduce risk of hospitalization and death among adults at highest risk of facing severe illness.
Real Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos
Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe. It evoked memories of the violence that marred the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium 10 months ago. They lost out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend and the Champions League to a Madrid team that had one shot on target in the final. Marcelo is one of a slew of Madrid players to capture a fifth Champions League title, just one off the record held by Francisco Gento, a Madrid great from the 1950s and 1960s. For many, especially Liverpool fans, pre-match crowd problems overshadowed this final, though, and are sure to be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and authorities in the coming days.
Athletics hammered by Rangers with help from Marcus Semien slam
The Athletics had insult added to indignity Saturday, floundering at home again in an 11-4 loss to the Texas Rangers at the Coliseum. Semien, who came in hitting .193 with 11 RBIs, also drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning for a fifth run batted in. First home run with a new team was a grand slam, a swing to help us win. He battled, but he just didn’t have it.”After two scoreless innings, things came apart quickly for Logue in the third. Until Pruitt came on, Texas had 16 hits in six innings against Logue, Lemoine and Kolarek.
Santa Cruz elderly services search for new home
It distributes 180,000 meals to Santa Cruz County seniors each year, through home delivery and in-person dining facilities. During a recent Santa Cruz City Council meeting, Councilmember Sandy Brown made a desperate appeal to the community. Clay Kempf is the executive director of the Area Agency on Aging in Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Kempf said that Santa Cruz County has more than 70,000 residents age 60 and older and that population is expected to rise. According to the California Department of Aging, the percentage increase of the elderly population aged 60 and over in Santa Cruz County is expect to rise almost 110% from 2010 to 2060.
Warriors' Gary Payton II on track to return for NBA Finals, per report
With the Warriors getting back to the NBA Finals, one of their key pieces of the run to the league’s ultimate stage appears close to returning to the court. According to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Gary Payton II is expected to return to action during the NBA Finals and may be ready to go once the series kicks off Thursday night at Chase Center. Warriors guard Gary Payton II (elbow fracture) is expected to return in the NBA Finals, sources say. The answer is obvious The play was considered dirty by the Warriors, with Steve Kerr saying Brooks “broke the code” after the game. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is on Thursday, June 2 at Chase Center.
Warriors: Klay Thompson return to NBA Finals 'surreal feeling'
SAN FRANCISCO — Klay Thompson was on the verge of tears Thursday night as he celebrated alongside his teammates after his 32-point performance propelled the Warriors to their sixth NBA Finals in eight years. “Just a surreal feeling,” he said after Golden State’s 120-110 win over the Mavericks to clinch the Western Conference finals title in five games. You see him for a week straight, and he’s down, but yet continuing to plug away at it, just going and going and going. It’s coming from the struggle, it’s a beautiful thing.”Thompson tore his left ACL in Game 6 of 2019 NBA Finals against the Raptors. Related Articles Golden State Warriors | Kurtenbach: How the Warriors broke the code… of one of the NBA’s most popular prediction modelsKurtenbach: How the Warriors broke the code… of one of the NBA’s most popular prediction models Golden State Warriors | Heat’s Haslem says Warriors’ Draymond Green ‘broke the code’ by predicting Celtics winHeat’s Haslem says Warriors’ Draymond Green ‘broke the code’ by predicting Celtics win Golden State Warriors | Kurtenbach: Steph Curry’s Warriors ‘ruined the league.’ Then they bucked their own trend to reach the NBA FinalsKurtenbach: Steph Curry’s Warriors ‘ruined the league.’ Then they bucked their own trend to reach the NBA Finals Golden State Warriors | Warriors’ Gary Payton II on track to return for NBA Finals, per reportWarriors’ Gary Payton II on track to return for NBA Finals, per report Golden State Warriors | Who should Warriors want as NBA Finals rival?
Vallejo Police refute dispatch stations claim by its union
On Wednesday the Vallejo Police Officers Association released a statement complaining of a possible lack of a 911 dispatch center in the future due to a staffing shortage. Another chapter in the divorced parents-like battle between Vallejo police officers and their union played out in tense fashion over the past week. On Friday, the VPD refuted a VPOA claim over the lack of dispatch stations in the City. Maintaining staffing levels for City of Vallejo Emergency Dispatch is an ongoing challenge, like many other areas of city operations. The City of Vallejo has been working on strategies that would attract strong candidates to join our effort.
No. 25 Grand Canyon melts down in WAC elimination game against Abilene Christian
GCU went 7-4 against Power 5 opponents, including sweeping two from Texas Tech, when it was ranked No. "They would love the opportunity, I would love the opportunity, to show that we're better than that," Stankiewicz said. The Lopes (41-19) were riding momentum after scoring five runs in the fourth, then mustering another run in the sixth to make it an 8-6 game. By the time the inning ended mercifully, GCU had used three pitchers in the inning and given up seven runs on five walks and four hits. Abilene Christian (30-28), which came into the double-elimination, eight-team tournament with a losing record, will meet New Mexico State, the No.
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson says requiring a payment for the RNC to come to the city is a 'nonstarter' for him
Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson on Friday called a proposal to require payment to the city to hold the 2024 Republican National Convention a "poison pill" even as he expressed optimism that the Common Council would ultimately throw its support behind the event. JoCasta Zamarripa, the amendment's lead sponsor, briefly discussed the proposal at the close of a key council committee meeting Wednesday. Mayor Cavalier Johnson optimistic about Republican National Convention in MilwaukeeJohnson on Friday said while it remains his expectation that the council will approve the contract, "Obviously, there is work to be done." He said he had spoken with members of the Republican National Committee and the host committee since the council committee vote. As for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Johnson said Milwaukee was not to his knowledge in the running for that event.
Depth got Avalanche over second-round hump vs. Blues, and could play even bigger role vs. Edmonton: “If we’re going to win, we need everybody.”
Having the depth Colorado has displayed thus far during the postseason is a recipe for success in a seven-game series. “If we’re going to win, we need everybody,” MacKinnon said after getting Colorado past the second round for the first time in four tries. Shutdown defenseman Josh Manson had never scored a postseason goal until he won Game 1 in overtime, and Helm, the fourth-line center, won Game 6 in the final seconds of regulation. “We need depth and everyone’s chipping in right now.”MacKinnon was the star in a losing effort in Game 5, where he had three goals and an assist. Helm won the Stanley Cup with Detroit as a rookie in 2008.
Gerrit Cole loses focus after bad call as Yankees fall to Rays, 3-1: ‘That was a strike’
ST. PETERSBURG — An hour later, Gerrit Cole was still sure he was right, but it didn’t really matter. The Yankees ace couldn’t put away the sixth inning and that cost the Yankees in a 3-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Yankees (33-14) lost for the first time in five games and for the first time to the Rays (27-19) this season. Instead, Randy Arozarena’s short fly ball over shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s glove brought in Choi for the tying run. Judge got caught trying to tag up on a double play on Torres’ fly ball to right.
Jacob deGrom says he’s feeling great, but knows he needs to play it safe
Jacob deGrom found himself in a familiar situation, surrounded by reporters before a game at Citi Field. The ailing pitcher, who’s been working his way back from a stress reaction in his right scapula, wasn’t gearing up for a start. “But the way it’s going so far, I feel great,” deGrom said. “The team’s been playing really good and you wanna be there through the end of the year. So, it’s like I said, trying to walk that fine line being safe and not trying to do it too quick.”()
White Sox’ Eloy Jimenez leaves first game of rehab assignment with right leg soreness
White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez, playing in his first rehabilitation assignment for Triple-A Charlotte at Durham on Saturday night, exited the game with right leg soreness after lining a single to right field in his second at-bat. “He is a product of the modern-science miracle,” Sox manager Tony La Russa said on May 12. “He’s exactly right to be [concerned], which a lot of us, who isn’t concerned about what’s happening in our country,” La Russa said. “Talk to any serviceman that put their life on the line,” La Russa said. Extra rest for KopechProbable starters for Jays: Giolito Tuesday (five days rest), Kopech Wednesday (nine days), Cueto (four days) in Toronto.
Candidates tout public safety, community recreation in Henderson mayor race
The candidates for Henderson mayor all agree that the city should have its own schools but disagree on a number of issues. Henderson Ward 1 Councilwoman Michelle RomeroHenderson Mayor candidate Frank FicadentiA Henderson city councilwoman and two political newcomers are fighting to replace Mayor Debra March in next month’s primary and all have different visions for the city’s future. Michelle Romero was elected a councilwoman in Henderson’s 1st Ward in 2019 after working 25 years for the city, including as Henderson Redevelopment Agency manager. “Oh boy, let see, for the women and the drugs,” he joked when the Review-Journal asked him why he wants to be mayor. If she wins the mayor’s race, the council will have to either appoint a replacement in the 1st Ward or hold a special election.
Construction worker dies after falling off West Palm building
A construction worker died after falling off a building in downtown West Palm Beach Saturday, according to police. The woman, identified as Yamileth Martínez Poncé, 23, fell from of the 13th floor of a building under construction at 1515 S. Flagler Drive, according to WPEC-Channel 12. A new development called La Clara, with 83 high-rise condominiums is being built at the address, according to public records. He said West Palm Beach Fire Rescue pronounced her dead on the scene, and a police homicide unit is investigating. “Nobody observed her falling, but there were workers that saw out of their peripheral vision.
‘Our schools are a place where kids should be safe:’ faith leaders, community decry gun violence, call for peace in streets during downtown Chicago prayer walk
Donovan Price prays amid passersby as the pastor, with other religious leaders and anti-violence advocates, march along Chicago's Michigan Avenue on a prayer walk to bring awareness to gun violence problems on May 28, 2022. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)“We pray to increase the peace in our streets,” chanted a group of some 70 faith leaders and community members who crossed a bustling North Michigan Avenue on Saturday afternoon. The rally, part of Hands Across Chicago 2022, is an annual Memorial Day weekend event for united prayer and peace across the city. As the peace walkers made their way down Michigan Avenue, bystanders joined in on the chants and cheered them on as they passed. “We need our senators in Washington, D.C. to come up with a comprehensive background check and gun legislation so that as we pray for peace, there will be no guns for people to shoot next Memorial Day,” Meeks said.
Fong helps St. Anthony's repeat as state champs
Nothing was going to stop St. Anthony’s softball team from winning its second straight CHSAA state title. The Friars defeated St. Mary’s of Buffalo, 10-1, Saturday at the Staten Island Little League complex to claim their second state title in program history. In the second, Cruz singled in Lia Fong and later scored on a single by Jackie Morra. Then Bielski broke the game open with a two-run home run to left centerfield to give St. Anthony’s a 6-0 lead. “We just kept our energy high,” Morra said.
‘Frustrated, angry and heartbroken’: Shevrin Jones, Charlie Crist, Parkland parents voice rage at Sunrise gun-control rally | Photos
Joining them was their related organization, Students Demand Action, along with Broward Young Democrats, Ruth’s List Broward, the Broward Democratic Hispanic Caucus, Broward for Progress and Change The Ref. Charlie Crist, a Florida governor candidate running in the Democratic primary, sat on the amphitheater steps with Moms Demand Action volunteers but didn’t speak at the podium. [ RELATED: After Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings, Democrats and gun-control groups plan Broward vigil, call for action | PHOTOS ]“This is an inflection moment,” Crist says. More than 100 are scheduled across US | PHOTOS ]Other speakers included State Rep. (and former Parkland mayor) Christine Hunschofsky, Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan and Alyssa Gonzalez, a 23-year-old volunteer for Students Demand Action. The event was only one of multiple planned gun-control rallies sparked in the wake of the Buffalo and Uvalde mass shootings.
Dominant Alcantara stifles Braves for second time in a week; Marlins can win series in Atlanta
Sandy Alcantara matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, dominating the Atlanta Braves for the second time in a week and leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-1 victory Saturday. Alcantara (5-2) allowed only four hits with no walks in eight innings while earning his third consecutive win. The Braves began the day hitting only .203 in afternoon games, also the worst mark in the big leagues. It marked the 31st time in Acuña’s career he was hit by a pitch, including seven by Marlins pitchers. No other team has hit Acuña with more than three pitches.
Chicago Cubs face injured-list decisions on left-hander Wade Miley and outfielder Seiya Suzuki
Jason Heyward also rejoined the Cubs for their weekend series but is not ready to come off the IL. AdvertisementHowever, the Cubs face looming IL decisions on left-hander Wade Miley and outfielder Seiya Suzuki. Cubs starting pitcher Wade Miley delivers against the Diamondbacks in the first inning Sunday at Wrigley Field. “I don’t think it’s anything serious. [ [Don't miss} Seiya Suzuki: Get to know the new Chicago Cubs outfielder ]“You hate to put a guy on the IL and on Day 5 he tells you that he feels great,” Hoyer said.
Korey Morton’s two homers send UConn baseball to Big East championship game
Freshman Korey Morton blasted two home runs to lead the UConn baseball team to a 7-1 victory over Creighton in the Big East Tournament semifinal round at Mason, Ohio. AdvertisementPat Gallagher (9-3) held Creighton to one run in seven innings to get the win, working out of a jam in the third inning after the Bluejays had tied the score, 1-1. Korey Morton was the ?? for @UConnBSB today with a pair of home runs and joined @AlexisDownie_ on the BEDN postgame! “Just working on my approach all week, making in-game adjustments and not missing balls today,” Morton told the Big East website. #RollSkieshttps://t.co/Ju9HreJSbu — UConn Baseball (@UConnBSB) May 28, 2022A recruited walk-on, Morton joined the program without a scholarship.
Mets’ Jacob deGrom says shoulder ‘completely normal,’ return TBD
NEW YORK — Mets ace Jacob deGrom says his injured right shoulder blade feels “completely normal,” and he’s waiting for New York’s medical staff to clear him to resume throwing off a mound. Advertisement“I feel completely normal,” he said Saturday prior to New York’s game against Philadelphia. “So I felt like that’s probably what did it for me.”DeGrom said the shoulder felt normal with a couple of weeks of rest. He doesn’t anticipate needing another MRI but says he’s leaving that decision up to the Mets’ medical team. So now, just making sure it handles the throwing and that nothing pops up.”The Mets, of course, have largely been fine without deGrom.
Mariah Mazon’s key strikeouts help send Oregon State Beavers past Stanford, into Women’s College World Series
The Beavers beat Stanford four times in five meetings this season, allowing just three runs in those five outings. As they did Friday night, the Beavers struck first. Stanford’s Alana Vawter struck out Mazon, but Frankie Hammoude walked to load the bases. Then, after Kaylah Nelsen struck out, sophomore Grace Messmer grounded a single through the left side of the infield, scoring Escobar and Gottlieb. Haendiges, the freshman right-hander, allowed Stanford just two hits through four innings, but the Cardinal put together a serious threat in the fifth.
Ryan Crouser wins shot put at Prefontaine Classic and is optimistic he has bigger throws to come
“That’s the farthest I’ve ever thrown with my static start,” said Crouser, the shot put world record-holder who grew up in Oregon. Crouser said Saturday that a full throw for him typically goes about 1 1/2 feet farther than a static one. “I’m really excited to back off in training and lock in my wind and full throws,” Crouser said. I’m really excited to throw a 23-meter static. I told them after Round 5, ‘Hey, if anyone can throw 23 meters on that ring when it’s wet, props to you guys.
Faith 7 basketball: Darianna Littlepage-Buggs, Bradyn Hubbard lead Oklahoma over Texas
Oklahoma bested Texas 88-68 at the Noble Field House at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. Oklahoma was two points shy of the Faith 7 record for most points by a girls team. Tulsa Memorial’s Bradyn Hubbard finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma squad. Oklahoma finishes second in dunk contestThe halftime of the boys game featured a dunk contest between a select group of athletes. His third dunk Sebock had Frierson toss the ball up around the rim, where Sebock tried to dunk the ball and force his arm in the goal as well.
Rocket to the O'Rena: Ex-MSU hoops player Watts transfers to Oakland
Watts, a former Michigan State basketball player, announced on Twitter on Saturday night that he is transferring to Oakland University. Watts, a Detroit native, played two seasons at Michigan State, never living up to the high expectations before he departed for Mississippi State. As a freshman at Michigan State, it took Watts some time to find his place on a veteran roster. Things started quickly as Watts scored in double figures in four of the first five games, including 20 in a win at Duke. Watts will meet his old team when Oakland plays Michigan State at Breslin Center on Dec. 21.
Live updates | CF Montreal takes late first-half lead on FC Cincinnati
Welcome to Cincinnati.com's coverage of FC Cincinnati versus CF Montreal. Refresh this page throughout the match for live updates and analysis, and follow Enquirer FC Cincinnati beat reporter Pat Brennan on Twitter (@PBrennanENQ) for further updates. In-game updates:• HALFTIME: CF Montreal 2, FC Cincinnati 1. • 45th minute – GOAL, CF Montreal (2-1): Romell Quioto. • 22nd minute – GOAL, CF Montreal (1-1): Joel Waterman.
Detectives look for man in East Central homicide
Detectives are looking for a man accused of gunning down an acquaintance during a dispute last weekend at an apartment off East Central. One witness said White had threatened to kill him if he spoke with officers, according to the affidavit. Another witness told police White believed Carter beat a woman close to him and told Carter to leave the apartment. The witness said when Carter refused, White shot him three times and Carter fell to the floor, according to the complaint. The witness told police White shot Carter three more times and ran out of the apartment.
Houseplants can go outside, but there are risks
We have several large houseplants that I think would look great out in this new space. – D.D., AlbuquerqueA. I think they would be OK, but there are risks involved, so here are my concerns for your large house plants. Think about the weight and size of the containers the houseplants are in. By bringing in an “outdoor” plant, you run a very real risk of infecting any other houseplants you might have. The trees’ needles seem to be thinner than two years ago and appear stressed with browning needles.
United zooms past Indy Eleven, 2-1
New Mexico United did not get all the favorable bounces Saturday, but it got one big one. Justin Portillo scored on a first-half rocket and United was gifted a second-half own goal that proved to be the difference in a 2-1 road victory over Indy Eleven. Indy cut a 2-0 deficit in half in the 80th minute and applied considerable pressure in the closing minutes. “Tough place to play and a really good win for us,” United coach Zach Prince said in a postgame phone interview. NEW MEXICO UNITED 2, INDY ELEVEN 1New Mexico 1 1 — 2Indy 0 1 — 1Scoring: NM, 39th, Justin Portillo (Chris Wehan); NM, 63rd, Mechack Jerome (own goal); I, 80th, Stefano Pinho (Solomon Asante).
Keep moving but stay safe during our desert summers
Tips for staying fit, and safe, during Tucson's summer heatRegardless of the exercise you choose to do, here are some safety tips to keep you from getting overheated:• Stay hydrated. Drink water before, during, and after exercising;• Dress for success. Lemmon;• Keep an eye out for heat exhaustion;• Stretch before and after exercising;• Consider working with a trained fitness expert, especially if you are new to exercise. Bridges encourages, "...working with a quality professional trainer is the safest and most effective way to exercise";• Always talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise, especially one more vigorous than usual. Call your doctor for these symptoms of heatstroke:• Confusion;• Fainting;• High fever;• Nausea and vomiting;• Strong, fast pulse;• Throbbing headache;• Warm, dry skin without sweating.
Mastrodonato: Nathan Eovaldi's complete game proof that Red Sox need to ride their starting pitchers
The same team that seemed determined to remove its starting pitchers before facing a lineup a third time is suddenly letting their starting pitchers dig deep. It was the only complete game of Eovaldi’s career, a remarkable feat considering he’s 32 years old and has made 211 big-league starts. In doing so, Eovaldi joined Nick Pivetta as the only two Sox pitchers to throw complete games this year. How many other teams across MLB have more than one starter who has thrown a complete game this year? The Sox’ best right-handed reliever, Hansel Robles, was placed on the 15-day injured list with back spasms on Saturday morning.
Latin Academy extends city softball dominance to 16 years
The Latin Academy dominance of the city softball scene continues. Toledano, who was named the Boston City League’s Most Outstanding Player, faced one batter above the limit, striking out 15 batters in all. This continues a recent hot streak by the Latin Academy ace, something head coach Rocco Zizza hopes carries over into the upcoming Div. She went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Sophia Buzzelle and scored on Olivia McSharry’s sacrifice fly. “But we do that in order to have us ready to play the city games.”
Uvalde a mix of pride and anger as it grieves school attack
As the investigation into the attack continues, including Ramos' reasons for carrying it out, some residents have expressed anger toward the police. Among them is 24-year-old carpenter Juan Carranza, who said he watched the attack unfold from across the street from the school. She spoke in her dining room shortly before Eliahna's great-grandparents, also Uvalde residents, arrived. Many residents can trace their family's presence in Uvalde through three or four generations, creating a cherished sense of community. For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
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Everyone in the predominantly Latino city of roughly 16,000 people seems to know someone whose life has been turned upside down. Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probeThe actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Authorities acknowledged Friday that children and teachers repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while the police chief told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway at Robb Elementary School. TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minuteIn the hours and days since the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, authorities have given varying accounts of what happened and how they responded. Now, Republicans are making similar points as the nation reels from the shooting that killed at least 19 children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Amazon Shareholders Approve 20-for-1 Stock Split. Here's What Investors Should Know.
If you're wondering how Amazon's stock split will impact your portfolio, below is a crash course on how stock splits work. Amazon's stock has experienced a few bumps and bruises, but it won't impact the stock split. If you have two whole shares of Amazon stock in your account by the deadline, you'll receive 38 additional shares after the stock split. Stock splits won't make you rich overnightAlthough stock splits tend to stir up excitement among investors, it's not as glamorous as it sounds. After Amazon's stock split, the four-figure stock price will drop to $115 if the stock is trading at $2,300 before the stock split.
Liverpool 0-1 Real Madrid: Champions League final player ratings
Found pockets of space to stretch Real’s midfield and harried relentlessly before being withdrawn. Carried the Liverpool threat but a ninth goal of the campaign was beyond him. 7Sadio Mané Clearly not distracted by talk over his future as his roaming, dangerous display unsettled Real in the first half. 7Luis Díaz The first Colombian to start a Champions League final made a fine start and his battle with Carvajal was enthralling. n/a; Rodrygo Replaced the matchwinner Vinícius as Real ran down the clock n/a.
Sights and sounds from Day 2 of Forecastle Festival 2022 in Louisville
Sights and sounds from Day 2 of Forecastle Festival 2022 in LouisvilleTake a look inside Forecastle on the second day of the music festival in Louisville
Jürgen Klopp proud of ‘special season’ and vows Liverpool will bounce back
Jürgen Klopp claimed defeat in the Champions League final should not detract from Liverpool’s “special season” but admitted his team had themselves to blame for the defeat by Real Madrid. “The difference between 2018 [another Champions League final defeat by Madrid] and now is that I see us coming again. He said: “I don’t know a lot. I know the families had a real struggle to get in but I don’t know the reasons. I think it is easier to win the Champions League with Real Madrid than another club because of the history and the fans’ connection.
Charles Leclerc claims superb Monaco F1 GP pole as Pérez and Sainz collide
Charles Leclerc certainly had the feel for his home streets with some fine touch and judgment to secure pole for the Monaco Grand Prix. Leclerc beat his teammate, Carlos Sainz, into second, with Red Bull’s Sergio Pérez in third but only after the two had gone out on their final hot laps. That left him sideways on the track and Sainz could do nothing as he turned into the corner and hit the Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes struggled in Monaco qualifying. Max Verstappen, Red Bull: +0.290 5.
Severodonetsk: Ukrainian man cycles from besieged city, dodging Russian shells
"When I was riding my bike I didn't really feel fear so much, it was more a sense of anger: 'This is my land, this is my country! And I will complete this journey whether you like it or not!'"
Trent Alexander-Arnold’s error costs Liverpool but he remains essential
And secondly, Alexander-Arnold is also how Liverpool win. For an hour, as so often, he looked like the way Liverpool might win this game. This is how Madrid win, in moments. But Alexander-Arnold looked solid, looked fine, looked in control, right up until the moment he didn’t. By the end Alexander-Arnold’s contribution to this game seemed to capture something of Liverpool season.
Why scientists are also watching animal YouTube videos
Whether this can be described as the elephant equivalent of grief or mourning is difficult to conclude, said Sanjeeta. But their apparent interest in death says something about how these animals think - and how intelligent they are. It also shows that there is evidence of rare displays of animal intelligence in the seemingly endless video library that is YouTube.
Five things to know about Colombia's election
Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez appeal to voters who demand changeThe 62-year-old has run for president before. Not surprisingly, Gustavo Petro is running on a promise to handle things differently. Mr Petro has held a number of political posts, including mayor of the capital, Bogotá, and is currently a senator. It's a battle between former mayorsThe main challengers of Gustavo Petro, himself a former mayor of Bogotá, are also ex-mayors. At one of their final rallies in Cali, Mr Petro and Ms Márquez spoke to their supporters from behind bulletproof shields.
Coke Studio: The music show defeating hate in India and Pakistan
"There's so much history and soul in every song," says an Indian fan who has followed the show for years. "But there's also the funk and groove that makes you want to just get up and dance."
Ukraine war: Russian anti-war protesters flee to Armenia hoping for safety
She points out that some hotels have been asked by police to hand over data of their Russian guests. "Just talking to people in Yerevan, I feel they don't really get what's going on and they're on the side of my government which punished me and all my friends," she said.
Why can't the US stop soaring oil and gas prices?
"It's not going back to the go-go days," he says. But "the Ukraine war highlighted that we still live in a world of fossil fuels. The energy transition - it hasn't been thrown away, but the conversation has been rebalanced to include what we need in the short and medium term."
Bankrupt Slough Borough Council spent £28k on HQ's plants
Mr Swindlehurst said he waters the plants occasionally, and that they are alive and will be taken care of whatever decision is made on Observatory House in the future.
Palme d'Or: Triangle of Sadness wins top prize in Cannes for Ruben Ostlund
"When we started to make this film I think we had one goal - to really, really try to make an exciting film for the audience and bring thought-provoking content," Ostlund said, adding: "We wanted to entertain them, we wanted them to ask themselves questions, we wanted them to after the screening go out and have something to talk about."
Soccer-Clinical Real Madrid down Liverpool to claim 14th European Cup
By Julien PretotPARIS -Real Madrid secured a record-extending 14th European Cup when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final delayed for more than half an hour after police tried to stop people trying to force their way into the Stade de France on Saturday. Liverpool were looking for their seventh European Cup triumph but despite their best efforts they were left in awe of Courtois’s sublime performance. [L1N2XK09D]Liverpool had won the previous European Cup final both teams had played in Paris, winning 1-0 at the Parc des Princes in 1981, which was Real’s last defeat in a final. Liverpool were the slight favourites on Saturday but Real beat the Merseyside club for the second time in a row after their 3-1 victory in 2018. Liverpool were back at it early in the second half but Real soaked up the pressure until they struck in the 59th minute.
The approach to the stadium for what should have been a joyous occasion felt daunting
And as football fans we’ve been here before. As a teenage fan, we watched and agonised over what Liverpool fans went through at Hillsborough and mourned the 97 dead. Liverpool fans reported heavy handed tactics from the French police as well as tear gas useSaturday night felt a little like that. Rather than walk directly up a wide walkway to the Liverpool end, police closed that route off. I navigated the media entrance and once in the stadium , the Liverpool end was less than a third full.
Soccer-Ancelotti's calm 'winning culture' delivers for Real again
With the 1-0 win over Juergen Klopp’s side, Ancelotti became the first coach to claim the Champions League four times, with his second victory as Real boss coming after two triumphs with AC Milan. Defending champions Chelsea were next, beaten in extra time thanks to another Benzema goal before the Frenchman then got the decisive goal in the remarkable late comeback to beat Premier League champions Manchester City in the semi-final. While Klopp boasted about his team being “mentality monsters” and never struggled to find superlatives to describe his players, Ancelotti, true to form, was much more understated. In their six games against top four opponents in the Premier League this past season, Liverpool failed to win, drawing them all. Yet it is Real, seen by many at the start of the season as an ageing, fading force, who finished with a rare LaLiga and Champions League double.
Soccer-Liverpool should have got more from final but we'll be back says Klopp
By Karolos GrohmannPARIS – Liverpool deserved more from their losing Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday after dominating the match but they will be back to challenge again for Europe’s elite club trophy, coach Juergen Klopp said. It was Real’s fourth Champions League title in seven years as they improved their impressive record in the competition with their eighth victory in as many finals. “We had more shots on target but the most decisive stat is on Madrid’s side,” Klopp told a news conference. “We saw we did a lot of good things but it was not enough,” Klopp, who has guided Liverpool to three Champions League finals and one victory in 2019. The Merseyside club, who a few weeks ago were aiming for a quadruple, end the season having won both domestic cups but missing out on the Premier League and Champions League.
Gareth Southgate believes Jack Grealish felt 'anxiety' about not winning a trophy at Manchester City
Gareth Southgate says that winning the Premier League at Manchester City will reassure Jack Grealish after his mixed first season under Pep Guardiola. 'It's interesting that I spent the whole summer getting hammered for not picking him, now I'm being told I shouldn't be picking him. I imagine there would have been some anxiety about going there and not winning a trophy. Grealish signed for City from Aston Villa for £100m last summer and won the Premier League'He's learned a lot positionally,' said the England boss. He's the one who likes to be the provider, who might play a pass before the assist, he's a different type of player.
Brutal class satire 'Triangle of Sadness' wins Cannes Palme d'Or
A viciously sharp satire about class conflict, with an already-infamous vomiting and pooping scene, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, the second time Swedish director Ruben Ostlund has won the prize. “Triangle of Sadness” puts Ostlund among a select group of two-time winners of the top prize at Cannes. He first scooped the Palme in 2017 for “The Square.”
hibaut Courtois goes on bizarre tirade against fans who disrespected him on Twitter
Thibaut Courtois said after Real Madrid's triumph over Liverpool at the Stade de France that he does not get enough respect, 'especially in England'. Because I don't get enough respect, especially in England. Vinicius Junior's second half strike put Real Madrid into the lead and Courtois's stunning saves and control at the back ensured that Los Blancos did not relinquish their lead. Courtois doubled down on his comments and said that this Champions League win for relatives of his that have passed away. For my loved ones who have passed, I was going to win a Champions League.'
Defiant Jurgen Klopp vows Liverpool will bounce back from Champions League final loss to Real Madrid
Jurgen Klopp did his best to lift Liverpool’s shattered players by setting them the target of winning the Champions League in Istanbul in 2023. Jurgen Klopp boldly claimed that his Liverpool side will make it to next year's final'It's not bad to get to the final, it's already kind of a success,’ said Klopp. ‘We wanted to feel more brave in the second half. ‘But if we're being honest as well, I think we could have played a bit better, especially second half. Second half, we didn't start great, they started getting a hold of the game a bit more.
Camila Cabello looks gorgeous as she puts on an energetic performance at the Champions League final
Camila Cabello looked sensational on Saturday as she stormed the stage at the UEFA Champions League Final in Paris for an incredible pre-match performance. She added thigh-high leather boots to the monochrome look as she gave the Liverpool and Real Madrid fans an exhilarating performance. While she donned a glam makeup look for the Stade de France set, which included a smoky eye and a matte lip. Camila wore a splash of gold jewellery with earring, rings and chains around both her neck and waist. Entering the stadium to a thunderous applause the star wore a tiered white co-ord, with flowing skirt and ruffled sleeves.
Jennifer Lopez shows off her impeccable sense of style as she shares a glimpse of her closet
She has become well known for showing off her impeccable sense of style on stage and screen. And on Saturday, Jennifer Lopez gave her 209 million followers a glimpse at her outfit-prepping process with a trio of stylish snaps that were shared to her Instagram account. The movie will also feature the talents of performers such as Joseph Fiennes, Gael Garcia Bernal and Omari Hardwick. The actress is also set to lead the cast of the forthcoming action-comedy feature Shotgun Wedding, which will be released on the Amazon Prime Video service. Both Shotgun Wedding and The Mother are expected to be released at unspecified dates later this year.
Megan Thee Stallion sizzles as she flashes underboob and svelte torso in sexy monokini
Megan Thee Stallion sizzled in a slinky flesh toned swimsuit Saturday. The Savage singer uploaded a trio of sexy snaps on social media, inserting three honey pot emojis and tagging the clothing line Fashionova in her post. The 26-year-old looked fierce as she posed in front of a garden hedge wearing the barely there monokini cut-outs. The hitmaker recently teamed up with her WAP collaborator Cardi B for a new episode of the Shake It artist's Cardi Tries web series. The Captain Hook artist has taken that experience to the big screen where she has parts in two upcoming films.
'Please don't judge him': Mother of Uvalde shooter begs forgiveness
Video: Girl who smeared herself in friend's blood to fool Texas school shooter reveals he played 'I want people to die music' as he killed kids and looked teacher in eye and said 'goodnight' before executing herWhile speaking to the press on May 25, Adriana Martínez Reyes begged forgiveness for her son, Salvador Ramos, who shot and killed 19 children and 2 teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas the day prior.
BEL MOONEY: Will my husband ever stop eyeing up women?
When I met my husband 15 years ago, like most men he looked at other women. Walking down the street, in the car, shopping, in restaurants or pubs — my husband stares at other women. I don’t know if my husband would settle and worry that my own children would end up moving away as we all did. You say you don’t know if he would settle or whether the move would be good for ‘us’ — and so I fear you may not have levelled with him. Contact Bel Bel answers readers' questions on emotional and relationship problems each week.
Video: Trump names Uvalde school shooting victims with the bell toll after
Video: Trump says teachers should be armed, calls for cops in all schools and slams Uvalde police for taking 'too long' as he reads names of 21 victims to bell tolls and says 'evil' gunman 'will burn in the fires of hell'
American Graffiti actor Bo Hopkins dies of heart attack aged 80
Character actor Bo Hopkins, who appeared in George Lucas' American Graffiti and the Oscar-winning hit Midnight Express, has died at age 80. Hopkins died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after suffering a heart attack. In 2020, he appeared in his last film, Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, with his former American Graffiti co-stars. Character actor Bo Hopkins, who appeared in George Lucas' American Graffiti and Oscar-winning Midnight Express, has died aged 80Learning the news of his passing, many Hollywood stars sent tributes to the late actor. 'Ant-Man' director Peyton Reed wrote: 'I love Bo Hopkins.
Queen determined to defy mobility struggles by making TWO appearances on Buckingham Palace balcony
In a show of the resilience that has marked her record-breaking reign, the Queen has vowed to make two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday, the first day of her Jubilee celebrations. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. The Queen will later return to the balcony with more family members joining her to watch the RAF flypast at the close of the parade. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
Queensland man has sights set on Race Across America
It's billed as the world's toughest bike race and one north Queensland man has his sights set on conquering it. The five-thousand kilometre race across America will be Allan Jefferson's toughest test of endurance yet.
Liverpool will 'come again' after anticlimactic end to stellar season
Early in the evening, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish had laid a wreath in honour of the 39 people killed at the Heysel disaster ahead of the European Cup final in 1985. For the third time this season, Klopp's men failed to fire in a final. Liverpool's season had an anti-climactic end in Paris FRANCK FIFE AFPTwice they beat Chelsea in penalty shootouts after 120 goalless minutes at Wembley. But Madrid were not so forgiving as they capped a remarkable run through the competition to claim a 14th European Cup. Klopp has now won just one of his four European Cup finals.
Park Chan-wook wins Best Director, Song Kang-ho gets Best Actor at Cannes
South Korean director Park Chan-wook of "Decision to Leave" poses for photos after winning Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. (Reuters-Yonhap)South Koreans Park Chan-wook and Song Kang-ho were named Best Director and Best Actor, respectively, at this year's Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Actor Song Kang-ho of "Broker" poses for photos after winning Best Actor award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on Saturday. Director Park said he and Song received the titles as they attended the Cannes festival with different films. The festival does not grant Best Director and Best Actor prizes to one piece.
How drones are helping map Huon pines, Tasmania's ancient giant trees
There are concerns bushfires and other threats are putting Tasmania's famous Huon pine trees at risk. However, scientist have now found a way to locate Huon pines using special drones and they hope more accurate mapping of the ancient species will be key to protecting them.
China’s zero-Covid policy has some manufacturers asking: should we stay or should we go?
Supply chain decentralisation – and even offshoring production – has become more important for manufacturers amid China’s zero-Covid policy. Photo: Xinhua
Vinicius strikes as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final
Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid in the Champions League final against LiverpoolParis (AFP) – Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday's Champions League final in Paris to become kings of Europe for a record-extending 14th time after a night marred by problems outside the ground that led to the kick-off being delayed by over half an hour. The two competitons we couldn't win, we didn't win for the smallest possible margin," said Klopp. Instead Real have a fifth Champions League in nine seasons to go with their Spanish title, as Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first coach to win European club football's greatest prize for a fourth time. Ancelotti was also in charge of Real when they won the 2014 final having triumphed with AC Milan in 2003 and in 2007, the latter victory coming against Liverpool. The final was only moved to the French capital after Saint-Petersburg was stripped of the game following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Courtois earns respect with heroics to thwart Liverpool in Champions League final
Beaten in 2014 finalYet his spell at Atletico also included an agonising defeat at the hands of Ancelotti's Real in the 2014 Champions League final. Referencing Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon, who never won a Champions League, Courtois expressed his delight at finally getting his hands on the biggest prize in the club game. "Buffon is maybe the greatest goalkeeper in history but he never won the Champions League. However, he stated after Saturday's final that he feels he does not get the respect he deserves back in England. Karim Benzema has got most of the attention after scoring 15 goals on Real's Champions League run, including 10 in a dramatic series of knockout wins over Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City.
No.1 Scheffler seizes PGA Colonial lead with closing birdie
Scheffler, among eight players sharing the 18-hole lead and four co-leaders after 36, had not made a bogey over the first 52 holes before stumbling at the 17th. But he responded with a dramatic birdie at the 18th to stretch his lead back to two entering Sunday's final round. I hit it a little bit too firm," Scheffler said of his final birdie. Scheffler could become the first world number one to win the event since Australian Adam Scott in 2014. Todd dropped his approach to four feet to set up a birdie at the sixth and rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt at the par-3 eighth, then parred his way to the clubhouse.
Massacres Test Whether Washington Can Move Beyond Paralysis
And about 80 percent of people say gun purchasers should be subject to background checks, even when they buy their guns in a private sale or at a gun show. But surveys also reflect the deepening polarization in the country, where about 30 percent of adults say they own a gun. A sizable majority of people who do not own guns favor banning high-capacity ammunition magazines and creating a federal database to track all gun sales, according to Pew. The response to mass shootings in the United States is starkly different than the decisive action taken in other developed countries around the world. Australia held a mandatory gun buyback after a 1996 massacre and the rate of mass shootings plummeted.
Parents of child killed in shooting refused to meet with Texas governor
The parents of one of the victims killed in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this week told ABC News they turned down an invitation to meet with Texas Gov. Felix and Kimberly Rubio, the parents of Alexandria "Lexi" Rubio, said they have no interest in meeting Abbott, her mother saying, "my Lexi doesn't even like him." Kimberly Mata-Rubio via Facebook"It's not what Lexi would have wanted," Kimberly Rubio said. Felix and Kimberly Rubio, who lost their daughter Alexandria "Lexi" Rubio in the Texas School shooting, did an interview with Maria Elena Salinas. And I want that for her now, she still can," Kimberly Rubio said.
Iran shows off underground drone base, but not its location, state media report
May 28 (Reuters) - The Iranian army has given some details - but not the exact location - of an underground base for its military drones, state media reported on Saturday, amid simmering tensions in the Gulf. State TV said 100 drones were being kept in the heart of the Zagros mountains, including Ababil-5, which it said were fitted with Qaem-9 missiles, an Iranian-made version of air-to-surface U.S. Hellfire. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe Iranian state TV correspondent said he had made the 45-minute helicopter flight on Thursday from Kermanshah in western Iran to a secret underground drone site. 1/9 A drone is seen at an underground site at an undisclosed location in Iran, in this handout image obtained on May 28, 2022. The United States later confiscated the Iranian oil cargo held onboard and plans to send it to the United States on another vessel.
Arnautovic: Cyber Attacks on the System of the BiH Central Election Commission – Sarajevo Times
The President of the Central Election Commission, Suad Arnautovic, said during a visit to N1 that the CEC was exposed to cyber attacks and that he would consider the situation on Monday. “Today we received information about cyber attacks on the info system of the Central Election Commission. Very credible information and we will have a course on Monday where we will review, review, adopt measures, etc.,” Arnautovic said. When asked where these attacks could come from, Arnautovic did not want to answer and added that they would leave him some time until Monday. “The IT service assures us that we are on a constant border to break our system due to lack of funds and equipment that should help us stop cyber attacks,” the CEC president said, Klix.ba writes.
The U.S. is uniquely terrible at protecting children from gun violence
In 2020, gun violence overtook car accidents to become the No. In the U.S., kids are more likely to die from gun violence than in other wealthy countriesFor years, researchers at the University of San Francisco and Harvard T.H. The numbers of gun-related deaths and injuries are climbingFive years ago, just under 4,000 children and teens up to the age of 17 were killed or injured by gun violence, according to the Gun Violence Archive. That same year, 513 people died in mass shootings, according to the Gun Violence Archive — meaning mass shootings accounted for about 1% of all gun deaths in 2020. Of those who died, 52% were murdered, 40% died from gun suicide and 5% were killed unintentionally.
‘We don’t have food’: African leaders meet as crises grow
People lean on a tree in Djibo, Burkina Faso, Thursday May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)People lean on a tree in Djibo, Burkina Faso, Thursday May 26, 2022. For people in Djibo, a town in northern Burkina Faso near the border with Mali, any help can’t come soon enough. Burkina Faso is facing its worst hunger crisis in six years, more than 630,000 people are on the brink of starvation, according to the UN. “We no longer have animals, we don’t have food to buy in the market … If you have children, you don’t have a choice,” she said.
War in Ukraine: The making of a new Russian propaganda machine
The BBC tracked down one of the men implicated. According to the report he was dead, but we spoke to him on social media. He requested anonymity but says he was not aware of the Russian report and that he left Ukraine before the invasion and returned to Morocco.
UN rights envoy defends controversial China visit
BEIJING: The UN rights envoy on Saturday (May 28) said her contentious visit to China was "not an investigation", and insisted she had unsupervised access during meetings in Xinjiang, where Beijing is accused of widespread human rights abuses. Bachelet has come under fire from rights groups and Uyghurs overseas, who say she has stumbled into a six-day Communist Party propaganda tour, including a meeting with President Xi Jinping in which state media suggested she supported China's vision of human rights. Her office later clarified that her remarks did not contain a direct endorsement of China's rights record. "This visit was not an investigation," she told reporters, later insisting she had "unsupervised" access to sources the UN had arranged to meet in Xinjiang. It is the first trip to China by the UN's top rights envoy in 17 years and comes after painstaking negotiations over the conditions of her visit, which the UN says is neither a fact-finding mission nor a probe.
Domestic violence victims struggle to get help amid war: ‘If Russians don’t kill me — he might’
Amid Russia’s war, seeking help has become extremely difficult for the victims of domestic abuse. Kateryna Pavlichenko, deputy interior minister, reported that about 326,000 domestic violence cases were registered in Ukraine last year. She added that doctors are obliged not only to provide assistance to domestic violence victims but also to document such cases. “I know how often domestic violence cases don’t even end up in court, no proceedings are opened,” she said. “Domestic violence cases are taken very seriously here,” she said.
Point Out Pup’s Packages With This Poop-Shooting Laser
When you’re lucky enough to have a dog in your life, you tend to overlook some of the more one-sided aspects of the relationship. So naturally, we now have this poop-shooting laser turret to helpfully guide you through your backyard cleanup sessions. To point them out, he attached a laser pointer to a cheap robot arm, and used OpenCV to help line up the bright green spot on each poop. So now instead of having a dog control his life, he’s got a dog and a computer running the show. We joke, because poop, but really, this is a pretty neat exercise in machine learning.
Police failed to act quickly in Uvalde. Experts say their inaction allowed for the massacre to continue and led to catastrophic consequences
Prior to Columbine, law enforcement was commonly trained in tactical principles called ICE, which stood for isolate (the suspect), contain (the suspect) and evacuate (the scene). The Columbine shooting forced law enforcement to reprioritize their focus in responding to active shooter situations. The safety priorities list deems hostages and innocent civilians as top priority, followed by law enforcement and then suspects, Eells said. All law enforcement officers in Texas are trained to follow guidelines for handling active shooters. In March, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District hosted active shooter training for Uvalde-area law enforcement officers, according to its Facebook page.
Shooter warning signs get lost in sea of social media posts
Crosses with the names of Tuesday's shooting victims are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Crosses with the names of Tuesday's shooting victims are placed outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Thursday, May 26, 2022. It’s a tease: can you catch me?”The foreboding posts, however, are often lost in an endless grid of Instagram photos that feature semi-automatic rifles, handguns and ammunition. ADVERTISEMENTFor law enforcement and social media companies, spotting a gun post from a potential mass shooter is like sifting through quicksand, Schweit said. That makes it difficult for platforms to separate people posting gun photos as part of a hobby from those with violent intent, said Sara Aniano, a social media and disinformation researcher, most recently at Monmouth University.
Rapid City hotel owner arrested following clash with Native American protesters
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - The 75-year-old owner of a Rapid City hotel embroiled in a dispute with a Native American group is arrested following the latest confrontation. Connie Uhre faces three counts of simple assault for allegedly spraying a protester with a cleaning product. KOTA/KEVN received video of Friday’s clash at the Grand Gateway Hotel in North Rapid. We reached out to representatives from the Grand Gateway Hotel, who would only say that the protesters were trespassing.
Your Burning Questions About ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Answered
To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. “Top Gun: Maverick” turns and burns its way into theaters this week, landing 36 years after the 1986 original. That’s a lot of time to form a lot of questions about the new film and its relationship to its predecessor — and we’ve got answers. Both films begin with Maverick (Cruise) engaging in a display of hot-dogging that gets him called on the carpet — but not really, since he’s sent to Top Gun, essentially promoted, by its conclusion. The goings-on at the Navy flight school include dogfight exercises, philosophical conflicts and a love story.
As Formula 1 Surges in the U.S., IndyCar Hopes to Keep Up
“That split caused a lot of drama, and no one knew who to follow or where to watch the races,” said Juan Pablo Montoya, a Colombian driver who has won multiple races in both IndyCar and Formula 1. In 2008, the series reunited under the IndyCar name and in 2020 was purchased by the entrepreneur and American racing magnate Roger Penske. Montoya said the new ownership, combined with Formula 1’s rising popularity in the United States, had drivers feeling optimistic about IndyCar’s future. “There is a lot of positive momentum in IndyCar right now,” Montoya said. “And if you like Formula 1, the next closest thing in the U.S. is IndyCar, where the racing is very competitive and anyone can win on any given week.
Five Horror Movies to Stream Now
This ultraviolent contagion apocalypse movie is an unhinged joyride through genre madness that will unsettle your guts and your brain. That’s a no-joke warning and an enthusiastic recommendation. When Kat winds up at a hospital under siege, she meets a demented virologist who mansplains to her how bad men — misogynists, corrupt politicians, virus deniers — are successfully undermining a good society. “There can no longer be truth.”When the Canadian writer-director-editor Rob Jabbaz showed it at Fantasia, a genre festival that’s not for lightweights, the program included a rare trigger warning. If that sounds like a transgressive badge of honor, this fearless, feminist, furious film has your name on it.
Leah McSweeney of ‘Real Housewives’ Takes a Cold Plunge
“Oh my God, this is insane,” said Leah McSweeney, the reality TV star. …” Her voice cut off as her head slipped below the water. It bobbed back up a second later as Ms. McSweeney fled the frigid plunge pool and reached for a towel. Ms. McSweeney, 39, a star of the latter seasons of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” has been a regular patron for nearly a decade, enjoying the sauna, the shvitz, the treatments. In the 12th season of “RHONY,” she brought her moneyed co-stars to the spa.
UEFA Blames Delay at Champions League Final on ‘Fake Tickets’
But France’s interior minister, Gerald Darmanin, repeated UEFA’s version of events in a Twitter post. “Thousands of British ‘supporters’ without tickets or with counterfeit tickets forced entry and sometimes assaulted the stewards,” he wrote. UEFA officials initially seemed to lay the blame for the problems on “late-arriving fans,” even though huge crowds had been stuck at the gates for hours before the scheduled kickoff. “They closed every turnstile Liverpool-related,” Smith said. “Fans waited two hours, orderly, nothing out of order, and we were tear-gassed.” He said there was little information or direction from stadium staff.
An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration
DUBLIN — The Long Room, with its imposing oak ceiling and two levels of bookshelves laden with some of Ireland’s most ancient and valuable volumes, is the oldest part of the library in Trinity College Dublin, in constant use since 1732. But that remarkable record is about to be disrupted, as engineers, architects and conservation experts embark on a 90 million euro, or $95 million, program to restore and upgrade the college’s Old Library building, of which the Long Room is the main part. The library, visited by as many as a million people a year, had been needing repairs for years, but the 2019 fire at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was an urgent reminder that it needed to be protected, according to those involved in the conservation effort.
A Darker ‘Borgen’ Returns, and Heads to Greenland
Several other key actors, including Hjort Sorensen, who plays the journalist Katrine Fonsmark, also came back. “What’s brilliant,” Hjort Sorensen said, “is that 10 years have passed, both in real time and for the characters. “I definitely struggled with my vanity on her behalf,” Hjort Sorensen said. “She’s faced with a choice: Are you going to leave the scene gracefully, or are you going to remain in the game?” Price said. “Knowing that remaining in the game means that your hands will be very dirty.” The real action of this “Borgen” happens on the massive, ice-covered island of Greenland, 2,000 miles from Copenhagen.
Hurricanes will keep same plan in Game 6 to end Rangers’ resilience
Six games into a playoff series, there are no lingering secrets between the Rangers and the Hurricanes. So how would Carolina respond to a Rangers team presumably playing with desperation while facing elimination on Saturday night at the Garden? The Hurricanes celebrate a goal during Game 5 of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. They’ve played hard, we’ve played hard. Other than this last game, I think both coaches have been happy with the way their teams have played, all five games.
Motorized bike rider killed in collision with MTA bus in Queens
An adult man was killed after his motorized bike was struck by an MTA bus in Queens, police said. Cops said an unidentified man operating the motorized bike eastbound on 128th Avenue was hit by the Q85 bus, which was traveling southbound on 238th Street at about 10:40 a.m. Saturday. The bus driver remained on the scene and the matter “is under investigation,” an NYPD spokeswoman said.
Yankees fall to Rays as ex-teammate Corey Kluber quiets offense
It came after Cole held Tampa Bay hitless until there were two outs in the fifth, when Francisco Mejia singled up the middle. The Yankees got off to a fast start against Kluber in front of an announced sellout of 25,025 at Tropicana Field. He moved to third on an Aaron Judge single to left and scored on Anthony Rizzo’s sacrifice fly to center, thanks in part to a poor throw by Kevin Kiermaier. Corey Kluber pitches Saturday during the Rays’ win over the Yankees. Getty ImagesThe Yankees got just one more hit off Kluber during the rest of his six-inning outing.
Convicted North Carolina rapist accused of rape on same block
A convicted rapist who was recently released from prison allegedly returned to the street where he committed his crime and sexually assaulted a woman, authorities said. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested Robert Lamar McFadden on two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of first degree sex offense, authorities said. He’s allegedly been linked to an earlier burglary in the neighborhood the same day the rape occurred, police said. McFadden had been convicted in a rape that occurred on the same block more than a decade earlier, WBTV reported. He was released from prison in April, according to the Charlotte Observer, citing prison records.
CIA's Project HTAutomat interpreted photos from U-2 spy planes
Something very interesting was going on in the Steuart Building. O’Connor said that from mid-1956 through December 1962, the upper floors of the Steuart Building were the clandestine location of the CIA’s Photographic Intelligence Division, or PID. And that’s where the Steuart Building came in. Its ultimate destination was the Steuart Building, where interpreters pored over the images, using tools to discern the size and orientation of various structures. On Oct. 16, 1962, Lundahl went to see John F. Kennedy at the White House, 11 blocks from the Steuart Building.
‘Lap dance’ NYPD cop suspended following tirade with New Jersey police
The NYPD rookie who was caught on tape giving her lieutenant a raunchy lap dance has been suspended without pay for launching into a loud tirade at New Jersey state troopers over a relative’s drunk driving arrest. She then began loudly demanding answers as to why her brother-in-law had just been arrested by state troopers for driving while intoxicated. Mekuli, 27, identified herself as an NYPD officer and insisted on speaking with one of the troopers involved in the arrest. The 27-year-old officer has been suspended without pay. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the cop was suspended without pay but declined to say how long.
Damon Young: In the Buffalo shooting, cowardice is the point of white supremacy, too
Can’t (legally) kill them anymore? Can’t (legally) kill them anymore? Let’s kill them. Can’t (legally) kill them anymore? And then let’s deny, deny, deny.
Nabil Ayers has barely spoken to his father. But he has no regrets.
With the exception of a single lunch 16 years ago, Nabil, 50, and Roy have barely spoken. We spoke with Nabil recently from his home in Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife, Ally Jane Ayers. What do you want from Roy Ayers? But I absolutely don’t think he was a bad father. I think I’m in such a weird, unique situation where he did everything he agreed to do, and it’s amazing that he did that.
Video game developers want fair online games. Some players really don’t.
Launcher News Video game developers want fair online games. For Jordan “HusKerrs” Thomas, a popular streamer and competitive “Call of Duty: Warzone” player, skill-based matchmaking is a labor issue. Hate for skill-based matchmaking is hardly a phenomenon confined to top streamers or salty Call of Duty players. The results showed that their engagement-optimized matchmaking strategy showed a small but statistically significant improvement in keeping players playing over a pure skill-based matchmaking strategy. But what defines the dynamic is the fact that skill-based matchmaking is a business strategy designed to keep players coming back.
A sanctuary in nature helps me offset the world’s horrors
The grounds were shaded by old oaks and maples and dotted with stone benches that looked out on a quiet, marshy cove. On early mornings, the resident birds would practice their trills and arpeggios, greeting the neighbors and welcoming the day. In that small sanctuary, the dead watched eternally over the living, and the living awakened to celebrate each new dawn. In the streets, more than 90 people were dead, and I spent the day watching charred corpses being unloaded outside a hospital. Two weeks ago, when the urgent call came from my old friend in Connecticut, it felt like a lifeline.
Veteran U.S. judge joins calls for Supreme Court ethics code
Placeholder while article actions loadA prominent Republican-appointed federal judge on Thursday joined calls for Supreme Court justices to be subject to an ethics code, saying a failure by judges to police their own misconduct lessens Americans’ respect for the judiciary. “As a court system — federal, state and otherwise — we are under scrutiny and under attack. And because of that I think all judges should be subject to a code of ethics,” Walton said in his interview. AdvertisementWalton said he understood from Thursday’s conference, hosted by the National Judicial College, that the Supreme Court is considering such a code, “and I think that’s a good thing.”The Supreme Court did not respond to a request for comment. AdvertisementEarly this month, a deeply polarized Supreme Court vowed to launch a leak investigation after a draft opinion that would overturn the right to abortion established in Roe v. Wade sent shock waves through the national political landscape.
Biden's remarks about Taiwan prompt calls to revisit 'strategic ambiguity.' But it's a sound policy.
Strategic ambiguity is not merely designed to deter China, after all — though that is one key aim. To begin with the basics, strategic ambiguity tries to mitigate two potential pathways to war. Second, China might attack Taiwan to prevent the United States and Taiwan from becoming too closely allied. Those arrangements are consistent with strategic ambiguity, but recent hawkish rhetoric from many in the United States isn’t. In addition, the United States should work with Taiwan to counter looming unconventional threats to Taiwan, including Chinese threats to Taiwan’s cybersecurity.
What the research says about gun laws
For more than six years, the Rand Corp., through its Gun Policy in America initiative, has been evaluating the available scientific evidence on the effects of gun laws on a wide range of outcomes, including homicides, suicides and mass shootings. We have reviewed thousands of scientific articles to identify those that credibly estimate the effects of 18 different gun laws that are commonly debated in state legislatures. Of course, we should not expect to implement laws only for which we have strong scientific evidence. The two problems — weak studies or no studies — are related: For decades, we in the United States have underfunded research and data collection efforts that could help us establish the effects of gun laws and other firearm violence prevention interventions. We have extraordinary levels of firearms violence in this country — but also research-proven ways to reduce it.
What we learned from Gilbert's runner-up showing at the Class 3A girls state golf meet
It wasn't Gilbert's day at the Class 3A girls' state golf meet Friday. Gilbert's Eden Lohrbach drives the ball onto the 11th hole during a playoff against Newton's Rylee Heryford at the Class 3A girls state golf meet at River Valley Golf Course Friday, May 27, 2022, in Adel, Iowa. Nevada's Olivia Axmear looks at the ball after putting onto the 9th hole during the Class 3A girls state golf meet at the River Valley Golf Course Friday, May 27, 2022, in Adel, Iowa. Ames freshman Elizabeth Duncan chips the ball onto the 12th hole during the Class 4A girls state golf meet at the Otter Creek Golf Course Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Ankeny, Iowa. This article originally appeared on Ames Tribune: Gilbert, Lohrbach take second at the 3A girls' state golf meet
Uvalde shooting victims join list of Americans killed in mass shootings - Washington Post
Amish children ride in the back of a buggy as they travel to a wake at the home of two Amish school shooting victims in Nickel Mines, Pa., in 2006. Feb. 27, 2012 • At Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio: Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Russell King, Jr., 17; Daniel Parmertor, 16. A bouquet of flowers is left at the Fedex facility in Indianapolis where eight people were killed in a mass shooting on April 15, 2021. Nov. 30, 2021 • At Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich.: Madisyn Baldwin, 17; Tate Myre, 16; Hana St. Juliana, 14; Justin Shilling, 17. A makeshift memorial lists names of the 10 people killed in a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo on May 14.
How long are Americans sad and angry about mass shootings? Four days.
Almost every day, between 10 percent and 25 percent of Americans reported feeling sadness the previous day. Days after the Sandy Hook mass shooting, Americans’ reports of sadness and anger returned to their normal levels. But the impact of mass shootings on the emotions of respondents lasts for only a few days, and then it is gone, indistinguishable from the longer time trend. But the pattern of policy responses to mass shootings suggests a link. The right tells us that now is not the time to politicize the latest mass shooting.
Spring cleaning 2022
Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme collapsed not because of law enforcement derring-do or its inherent contradictions, but because of the financial crisis. It was only when the subprime contagion sank the broader markets that Madoff’s investors sought to take their profits off the table. No need to really understand any of the supposedly innovative technology behind it (blockchain is 30 years old, but never mind that). The problem with get-rich-quick schemes is that they are based on lies, and people invariably lose the money they put into them. With many crypto investors (who bought in when prices were higher) now in the red, the question is just how bad the damage will be — and just how many are swimming naked.
WATCH: Impossible pin placement leads to 10-putts at high school championship
A laughing clown and a quick-chomp gator would’ve been more fair than what took place at the Iowa Girls 3A State Golf Tournament at the River Valley Golf Course in Adel. Jake Brend was covering the tournament for SCTV and captured video of arguably the most unfair pin in golf. Today at the Girls 3A State Golf Tournament at The River Valley Golf Course in Adel, the average score on hole 18 was a quadruple bogey. No, the golfers weren't bad, but this had to have been the most unfair pin placement I've ever seen. Not sure if you can tell from this picture, but this is without a doubt the most difficult pin placement I’ve seen in my life of playing and watching golf.
Tear gas fired at Liverpool fans at stadium ahead of Champions League final
Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines were seen hanging onto railings and heard shouting: “Let us in. Other people, wearing no obvious club attire, climbed the fences instead as Liverpool fans shouted at them to get down. Fresh rounds of tear gas were fired by riot police from inside the security perimeter at people outside the fences. Officers used tear gas on Liverpool fans on repeated occasions. “We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced,” the club said in a statement.
Two more miners found dead in flooded Burkina Faso mine
A view shows one of the galleries during a rescue operation inside Perkoa mine where a flood trapped eight miners inside the galleries, in Perkoa, Burkina Faso, May 13, 2022. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File PhotoOUAGADOUGOU, May 28 (Reuters) - The dead bodies of two more missing miners have been found at a zinc mine owned by Trevali Mining Corp (TV.TO) in Burkina Faso that flooded last month, the government said on Saturday. The bodies of four of the eight missing miners were found earlier this week. The government said in a statement that search operations were continuing for the remaining two missing miners. The Perkoa mine abruptly submerged on April 16 after torrential rain fell unexpectedly during Burkina Faso's dry season.
Uvalde a mix of pride and anger as it grieves school attack
People visit a memorial set up in a town square to honor the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)People visit a memorial set up in a town square to honor the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. As the investigation into the attack continues, including Ramos’ reasons for carrying it out, some residents have expressed anger toward the police. Curbs and sidewalks are less common the farther one gets from the central square, with roosters walking on cracked pavement near Robb Elementary School. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy
Due to the high costs of such care and changes to a Michigan law, he might be moved to an institution where restraints or medication would be necessary to keep him safe. His friend and teammate Slava Fetisov, another member of the Red Wings' vaunted Russian Five, was also in the limo but didn't suffer career-threatening injuries. “We’re carrying approximately $200,000 in (losses) on Vlad’s case alone," said Theresa Ruedisueli, regional director of operations for Arcadia Home Care & Staffing, which provides Konstantinov's home care. If the company can't care for Konstantinov without losing more money, it plans to discharge him as a client on June 1. The Red Wings and NHL Players’ Association are also exploring ways to help maintain Konstantinov's home care.
Authorities say security video shows the back door of Texas school was propped open by a teacher just before the gunman attacked the school
Crosses bearing the names of the victims of a mass shooting in front of Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. The rural Texas community is in mourning following a shooting at Robb Elementary School which killed 21 people including 19 children. Photo by Jordan Vonderhaar/Getty ImagesPolice say security video shows the back door of Robb Elementary was propped open by a teacher. A teacher propped open the door shortly before 11:30 a.m., according to police. Security footage from Robb Elementary School in Texas shows that a back door was propped open by a teacher before Tuesday's deadly mass shooting, Texas law enforcement officials said.
Russia needs huge financial resources for military operation - finance minister
(Reuters) -Russia needs huge financial resources for its military operation in Ukraine, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Friday, putting the amount of budget stimulus for the economy at 8 trillion roubles ($120 billion). "Money, huge resources are needed for the special operation," Siluanov said in a lecture at a Moscow financial university. The measures would cost the federal budget around 600 billion roubles this year and about 1 trillion roubles in 2023, Siluanov said earlier this week. Earlier on Friday, Siluanov also defended capital controls and asset freezes for foreign investors from "unfriendly" countries that Moscow imposed in response to Western sanctions. Siluanov said restrictions on capital moves for foreign investors could remain in place until either sanctions are lifted or reserves are unfrozen.
L.A. County buys $750,000 worth of baby formula to distribute to families as shortage persists
Los Angeles County has purchased $750,000 worth of baby formula that it will soon start handing out at food distribution sites and through outreach programs for new mothers, officials said. The county purchased the formula to help feed babies as the nation grapples with a severe infant formula shortage, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said in a news release. California As baby formula shortage worsens, families take desperate steps Low-income families are struggling to feed their infants amid the national shortage. Politics Biden invokes Defense Production Act to alleviate baby formula shortage President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula, and has authorized flights to import more from overseas. In addition, the county’s Department of Children and Family Services is purchasing $500,000 worth of infant formula that will be distributed to families served by the agency.
Q&A: With the Angel Stadium sale axed, what are the Angels’ long-term plans in Anaheim?
On Wednesday morning, within 12 hours of the Anaheim City Council killing the Angel Stadium sale, the city of Long Beach renewed its pitch to lure the Angels. The team has not moved since then, even as the team name has changed from California Angels to Anaheim Angels and back to Los Angeles Angels. Angels Angels agree to Anaheim’s request to abandon Angel Stadium sale Three days after the Anaheim City Council decided to kill the Angel Stadium deal amid a corruption probe, the Angels have agreed to not contest the decision. Fans go to buy tickets near the main entrance to Angel Stadium on May 23. City attorney Robert Fabela letter to Angels City attorney Robert Fabela letter to Angels asking to agree to avoid the stadium deal.
Parents of child killed in shooting refused to meet with Texas governor
The parents of one of the victims killed in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, earlier this week told ABC News they turned down an invitation to meet with Texas Gov. Felix and Kimberly Rubio, the parents of Alexandria "Lexi" Rubio, said they have no interest in meeting Abbott, her mother saying, "my Lexi doesn't even like him." (Kimberly Mata-Rubio via Facebook)"It's not what Lexi would have wanted," Kimberly Rubio said. PHOTO: Felix and Kimberly Rubio, who lost their daughter Alexandria 'Lexi' Rubio in the Texas School shooting, did an interview with Maria Elena Salinas. Parents of child killed in shooting refused to meet with Texas governor originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ projects $150 million opening
According to Deadline, "Top Gun: Maverick" is raking $150 million over four days – the best opening for the film’s lead Tom Cruise. The release of "Top Gun: Maverick," which was delayed two years due to the coronavirus, is expected to bring diversity back to the box office. "Top Gun: Maverick" hits theaters 36 years after the original "Top Gun" was released in 1986. For the San Diego premiere, Cruise arrived in a helicopter. The helicopter was emblazoned with Cruise's name and the "Top Gun: Maverick" logo.
Body found in area burned by King City fire
KING CITY — One person has been found dead in the area burned by a wildfire started along the Salinas River in King City this week, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday. It burned about 90 acres in a riverbed area just north of downtown King City and south of the Highway 101 bridge. Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after flames broke out, King City police issued an evacuation order warning for areas southwest of River Drive and Rio Vista Drive between Broadway Street and Canal Street and west to the Salinas River. It wasn’t until Thursday morning that the body was discovered in a “pit of sorts,” Thornburg said. Thornburg said that at this time, it is unknown whether the person found was burned during the fire or the body was there before flames broke out.
Underwater robots help researchers study the Monterey Bay and beyond
MOSS LANDING — The Monterey Bay is now home to robotic lab assistants which collect aquatic DNA for researchers to analyze onshore. That DNA could help researchers understand the animals, plants and microbes that teem in the Monterey Bay and the ocean beyond. This new robot can follow that nightly migration and help researchers identify its participants. This technology will also make it easier to track the health of Monterey Bay. “How’s that going to change the cast of characters that are coming into the Monterey Bay?”But these robots will help researchers understand the ocean beyond the Monterey Bay as well.
Todd Rundgren reflects on the genius of the Beatles ahead of Phoenix tribute show
More Todd Rundgren: Singer shares candid thought on saluting 'The White Album'Saluting the Beatles' 'Rubber Soul' and 'Revolver'The last time Rundgren came through Phoenix on an "It Was 50 Years Ago Today" tour was in 2019, celebrating the Beatles' self-titled album more commonly known as "The White Album." This time out, they're focusing on two iconic albums — "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" — that Rundgren thinks of as the "sweet spot" in his history with the Beatles. "Rubber Soul" came out in 1965 while he was in his senior year of high school. That's that's why they did a record like 'Get Back,' because it was supposed to be a roots record. "We're focusing more on the songs," Rundgren says.
Drownings at Lake Pleasant causing concerns before the holidays
Drownings at Lake Pleasant causing concerns before the holidaysMCSO personnel explain life jackets were not worn in any of the drownings and advised not to "try and test things" on a busy holiday weekend.
Gov. Newsom tests positive for COVID-19
Gavin Newsom’s office confirmed Saturday that he tested positive for COVID-19 in the morning after exhibiting mild symptoms. “This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms,” Newsom posted Saturday on Twitter. “I’m following health guidelines and will be isolating while I work remotely.”This AM, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently experiencing mild symptoms. But the governor’s office said vaccinations and boosters remain the best protection from COVID-19. “Grateful to be vaccinated & for treatments like Paxlovid,” Newsom tweeted.
Old friends Wood, Farmer face off as SF Giants drop 2nd straight to Reds
On a day that Wood allowed only four hits over 5? innings, it was Farmer who came up with the big one. Two Reds had reached when Farmer stepped in for his first-ever at-bat against Wood in the first inning. He rounded the bases with his head down, then crossed home plate for the Reds’ third run of the first inning. After Farmer’s home run, Wood retired 15 of the next 16 batters he faced. Wood would get his in his next face off with Farmer, prevailing in a nine-pitch battle that ended with Farmer lining out.
BottleRock 2022: 4 refreshing cocktails to quench your thirst at the festival
Unlike some past BottleRock Napa Valley festivals, the weather is much more moderate, with temperatures hovering in the low 70s. But the sun is still making its presence felt and a cold, refreshing cocktail is in order, so here are four of the best libations to sip if you’re looking for something that quenches your thirst — while also giving you a nice buzz. Butterfly Effect, $18Arguably the most Instagrammable cocktail at the festival, this purple-ombre drink has long been a festival staple. Find it at the three-story, 1920s-themed Hendrick’s Gin activation or at most of the cocktail bars on the festival grounds. Neptuna Fizz, $18This cocktail is new to the Hendrick’s festival bar.
Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed ‘still not back to normal’ after bout with COVID
Two weeks ago, Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed went to sleep in Los Angeles feeling fine. “It hit me quick and hard,” Ahmed said Saturday of his bout with COVID-19. Ahmed said the fever and chills passed after a few days, but he has continued to be bothered by migraines and fatigue and he said his lungs still don’t feel normal. *Lovullo said he heard positive feedback from right-hander Luke Weaver’s appearance Saturday in an extended spring training game, in which he threw 25 pitches. *To free up a 40-man roster spot for Nelson’s return, the club transferred Weaver to the 60-day injured list.
50 years later, MLB keeps promise to late Sanford POW’s family | Commentary
Stamm, a Navy pilot who left his Sanford home in 1967 and never returned. The card was a lifetime pass to MLB games for those Vietnam prisoners of war, their spouses and their children. It was baseball’s way of showing gratitude to the hundreds who were captured and then tortured in North Vietnamese POW camps. When she reached the house, her mother, Ruth Ann, was crying and being comforted by the family pastor and two Navy officials. That’s how Katrina and her little brother David learned their daddy’s plane had been shot down over North Vietnam.
From Nazem Kadri to Darren Helm, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar pushed right buttons vs. St. Louis Blues. So where are his haters now?
ST. LOUIS — Without coach Jared Bednar, Nazem Kadri flies off the handle, past Elon Musk and straight into orbit. Without Bednar, Kadri loses his head. “You understand that you’re going to face adversity. But if you’re going to bash the man for the sins of playoffs past, then give him credit for the last eight days, too. “You talked a lot about the players and what this means to advance the Western Conference Finals,” a reporter asked the Avs coach after Game 6.
Commack boys track wins Suffolk Class AA team championship
Commack won the Suffolk Class AA team championship last week with 132 points. Ryan John, who is committed to Clemson, won the long jump, flying 21 feet, 1 ¾ inches, and the triple jump, going 46-4¾. West Hempstead jumper Jurrel Hall won the high jump (5-10), triple jump (42-9), and long jump (22-0). Ty’Jon Billinger won the 110-hurdles in 16.13 and the long jump, flying 21-5 ½. Derrick Prince won the 400 in 52.14. Mount Sinai won the Class C championship with 173 points, topping the field by over 100 points.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
By ANNE D’INNOCENZIONEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,400 flights were canceled as of 5;15 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
St. Charles East graduate Wes Benjamin leaves Chicago White Sox organization for South Korea: ‘It’s an experience I’ll never forget.’
Benjamin, a St. Charles East graduate, was granted his release May 17 by the Chicago White Sox and will report next week to KT Wiz, the defending Korean Baseball Organization League champions. On the last day of the 2021 regular season, Benjamin was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers. Now, it’s the right time.”The release of William Cuevas opened a spot for Benjamin, who spoke to White Sox assistant general manager Chris Getz about his options. Who’s to say I won’t come back in the future?”The first MLB game Benjamin ever attended featured the White Sox. “There’s excitement, nerves, anxiety, but at the end of the day I get to go somewhere new and play baseball,” Benjamin said.
2 men killed during shootout in Englewood
Two men were killed during a shootout Saturday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side. The men, 29 and 38, were near the sidewalk about 5 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Bishop Street when they pulled out a gun and fired shots at each other, Chicago police said. Both men were transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead, police said. Their names haven’t been released. Area detectives are investigating.
Blooms, bees, green join sandstone this time of year at Red Rock — PHOTOS
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Part of Bethpage Air Show canceled due to weather, but organizers have high hopes for Sunday
Part of Bethpage Air Show canceled due to weather, but organizers have high hopes for SundayPart of Saturday's Bethpage Air Show was canceled due to a storm, but organizers are optimistic that the first full-capacity air show in three years at Jones Beach will fly-high this Memorial Day weekend. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin
Las Vegas Valley residents cast ballots on 1st day of early voting
(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttEarly voters cast their ballots at the polling site at Galleria at Sunset shopping mall on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Henderson. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttA poll worker passes the early voting site at Galleria at Sunset shopping mall on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Henderson. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttKaren L. Ballard, right, of Las Vegas, casts her ballot during early voting at Galleria at Sunset shopping mall on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Henderson. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttEarly voting takes place at Galleria at Sunset shopping mall on Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Henderson. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenschmidtttSaturday marked the first day of early voting in the Nevada primary elections, and across the Las Vegas Valley enthusiastic residents came to their nearest malls and grocery stores to cast their ballots.
LIU baseball advances to NEC championship round
The top-seeded LIU baseball team defeated No. 2 Bryant, 6-4, in the Northeast Conference Tournament semifinals at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut, in 13 innings, the longest postseason game in NEC history. LIU advanced to the championship on the arm of NEC pitcher of the year Joshua Loeschorn, who earned the save after striking out NEC player of the year Matt Woods to end the game with the tying runs on base. “I told [associate] coach [Tom] Carty today, ‘If you need an inning out of me today, I’ve got it,’” Loeschorn said. This performance comes on the heels of Loeschorn dealing 121 pitches Thursday in LIU’s win over Farleigh Dickinson in the opening round.
Storm suspends Nassau softball championships
A fast moving storm caused all three Nassau softball championship games at Mitchel Athletic Complex Saturday to be suspended until 11 a.m. Sunday. If East Rockaway is able to close out Game 2 Sunday they will play Carle Place in the Nassau small school championship on Tuesday, according to Ceruti. Carle Place, which will be the Nassau Class C representative, advanced by default after Friends Academy was unable to field a full team before Game 1 of their series was set to begin. The Rocks will then play Suffolk champion Babylon in the Long Island championship on Thursday at the Moriches Athletic Complex. The winners in Class AA and A will move on to play the Suffolk champions at the Moriches Athletic Complex on Saturday.
Joey Patane Jr. fulfills promise to his dad with homer in Game 1 of Suffolk AA championship
Everything for Commack baseball starts with leadoff man Joey Patane Jr. And there was an added incentive for Patane in Saturday’s championship game – he wanted to hit a home run for Dad. Patane drilled a two-out, two-run home run to snap a 4-4 fourth inning tie and send host Commack to a 6-4 win over Smithtown East in Game 1 of the Suffolk Class AA best-of-three championship series. Smithtown East cut the lead in half in the fourth. “Smithtown East battled every inning,” Salmon said. “He’s made plays like that all season,” said Smithtown East coach Rob Christiansen.
St. Anthony's Nicholas Lourenco breaks own pole vault state record
Lourenco, a St. Anthony’s senior, broke his own Catholic school pole vault state record Saturday afternoon, clearing 16 feet, nine inches to win at the CHSAA Intersectional track and field championships at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island. Subscribe to Newsday's high school sports newsletter. Newsday's weekly newsletter takes you on the field and inside the high school sports scene across Long Island. Muccini, whose previous success came primarily in the high jump, has found another niche in the jumping pits. The St. Anthony’s 4X800 meter relay, composed of Jack Ward, Jack Noble, Jeremy Paredes, and Collin McLaughlin, won in 7:56.65.
Cornell tops Rutgers in lacrosse semifinal
Severe weather and numerous delays caused the game to not be concluded until over five hours after the 12 noon start time. Despite the delays, John Piatelli scored five goals and had one assist to lead No. 6 Rutgers, 17-10, in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse semifinal Saturday evening at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Hartford. Michael Long chipped in with four goals and one assist and Hugh Kelleher added three goals in the final-four contest. Mitch Bartolo and Brian Cameron each scored two goals for Rutgers and Colin Kirst made 13 saves.
Ashley Carillo's victory in the Nassau AAA 3,000 comes after disappointing 1,500
The Port Washington freshman thought she had won the 1,500 meters at the Nassau Class AAA track and field championships. It made me more focused to run.”Port Washington won the team championship with 82 points, a strong follow up to their indoor championship in the winter. Rocky Point’s Alexandra Kelly won the long jump (19-1) and triple jump (41-3). Paul gets two for VSNAriana Paul won the 100 in 12.89 and the long jump, flying 17-4 ¼ at the Nassau Class AA championships. North Shore won the Nassau Class A team championship with 96 points.
TEDxPortland organizers anger ticketholders, break federal rules by giving NRA-backed politician Betsy Johnson a surprise platform
The group apparently also ran afoul of IRS rules that prohibit tax-exempt non-profits from giving any political candidate preferential treatment. KGW reporter Evan Watson and others at the event noted on social media how tense the crowd was during Johnson’s surprise appearance. He seemed not to realize the inherent political favor-playing of giving only one of the three major candidates for Oregon governor a platform. Rae defended the choice to add Johnson at the last minute, indicating it took courage on his team’s part. Until then, it was legal for holders of concealed carry permits to bring guns into all Oregon public school classrooms, gyms and stadiums.
Dear Annie: Adult daughter’s outbursts overwhelm this mystified mom
Dear Annie: Several years ago, at a party of 50-some people, my daughter brought up politics and confronted me about my political pick. When my daughter learned her grandma was dying, she texted me an apology that seemed very sincere. Four years later, I stopped by my daughter’s house to see if she wanted to have lunch. As I am heading to the door, she says the reason she is really mad is because I told her sisters that I love her children -- yes, hers -- more than I love her sister’s children! She, at that point, was on my heel as I tried to leave.
Letters: Readers respond to the abortion debate
Abortion is hard on a woman’s body and health: The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion. Abortion is destroying the work force for this country: The working-age population is characterized as those aged 15 to 64. The most important person on Earth is a mother: Women don’t need to give birth to know their value. The other teen, 14, lived far from an abortion provider, was too young to drive, had those telling her abortion was murder. The writer points out that abortion ends the potential of a human being, with its own unique characteristics.
OHSAA boys tennis: Gahanna Lincoln's Carpico places second at Division I state tournament
MASON — Trailing 1-0 and about to serve for the first time in the Division I state championship match May 28 at Lindner Family Tennis Center, Brandon Carpico had his serve broken. In the second set of the rematch of last year’s state final, which Carpico won in straight sets, Carpico broke Gogineni’s serve twice but couldn’t hold serve in any of his attempts. Included on his docket was a matchup against Cincinnati Sycamore senior Chad Miller, a Northwestern recruit whom Carpico beat 6-3, 6-3 in a semifinal earlier May 28. In the first set against Miller, Carpico won a long point that included him returning one shot between his legs to go up 5-2. “He made some great shots and made some great points, but he struggled a little bit with his serve (in the state final),” Gahanna coach Chris Schwinnen said.
A 5-RBI day by Jose Ramirez spoils another strong start by Tigers' Alex Faedo
The former Cy Young Award winner had punched out at least 10 hitters in his last six starts against the Tigers. Tigers starter Alex Faedo came in with a streak of his own — he’d held opponents to two runs or fewer in all four of his big-league starts. Faedo now has allowed the second fewest runs (nine) over his first five starts in Tigers history. For one of the rare times this season, though, the bullpen faltered and the Indians scored four times in the seventh. That two-run homer gave him a five-RBI day, with three runs scored.
Fellow MLB managers offer former Tiger Gabe Kapler support for protest
By Bernie WilsonAssociated PressSan Diego — Several of Gabe Kapler’s fellow managers are offering their support for his decision to avoid the field during the national anthem as a protest following the school shootings in southwestern Texas. Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Kapler’s action was “brave.”“I think we’re all frustrated, especially in this country,” Woodward said. That’s all, I’m going to leave it at that.”Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez said he’s rarely on the field for the anthem because of meetings and other pregame prep. “But I do believe that we need to figure something that’s better for everybody’s lives because what we have now is not working at all. I do respect people using whatever platforms they have to address that.”Kapler has protested during the anthem in the past.
Kyle Farmer hits a three-run homer to carry the Reds to a win over the Giants
Farmer’s three-run home run in the first inning jump-started the Reds offense on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. In front of a crowd of 26,655, the Reds beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, and clinched the series win. While playing through pain, Farmer started to turn the corner and picked up seven hits in a four-game stretch. His three-run homer on a sinker from former college teammate and Giants starter Alex Wood put the Reds up 3-0. The Reds’ early lead made a big difference for Reds starting pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, who had his best start of the season.
Fellow managers offer Giants’ Gabe Kapler support for protest following Texas school shooting
SAN DIEGO — Several of Gabe Kapler’s fellow managers are offering their support for his decision to avoid the field during the national anthem as a protest following the school shootings in southwestern Texas. Kapler, manager of the San Francisco Giants, said Friday he doesn’t plan to be on the field for the anthem “until I feel better about the direction of our country. It’s just something that I feel strongly enough about to take that step.”AdvertisementNineteen children and two teachers were killed at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward said Kapler’s action was “brave.”Advertisement“I think we’re all frustrated, especially in this country,” Woodward said. “But I do believe that we need to figure something that’s better for everybody’s lives because what we have now is not working at all.
Oklahoma State men's basketball player tracker: Texas State star Caleb Asberry to join Cowboys
On Tuesday, Texas State star Caleb Asberry became the third player in the transfer portal to commit to the Cowboys in the past week and second in less than 24 hours, joining Louisiana Monroe's Russell Harrison. Last season, he started all 29 games while leading Texas State to the NIT Tournament, averaging 13.6 points while shooting 44.1% overall, including 38.4% from 3-point range. After playing his freshman year at Ranger (Texas) College under Billy Gillispie, Asberry Asberry averaged 11.1 points and shot 36.1% from 3 with Texas State. Last season, he averaged 13.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 45.8% overall and 38.3% from 3-point range. In two seasons with the Cowboys, he averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 58 games, including 21 starts.
Trinitarios gang member operating in Lawrence area sentenced to 11 years for gun trafficking, fentanyl
A Trinitarios street gang member caught up in a November 2019 law enforcement sweep of the Greater Lawrence area will serve 11 years behind bars for his role in trafficking in arms, ammunition, cocaine and fentanyl. On November 15, 2019, more than 70 federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested 32 different people — 18 of whom were associated or allegedly associated with the Trinitarios gang — in the Greater Lawrence area, of which Gil-Padilla was one. Law enforcement took 79 guns, including assault weapons, that morning. Between April and August 2018, Gil-Padilla sold guns and drugs to people cooperating with law enforcement in an investigation into the street gang, according to the government’s sentencing memo. He made good profit, with the feds saying he got $1,800 for two handguns and 55.7 grams of cocaine hydrochloride for another $1,800.
Celtics try to regain their poise
Over the first half of the season, when performances like this one were more commonplace, it was called a lack of poise. “A lot has to do with our starts and having to play catch up the whole game,” Ime Udoka said on Saturday of the poise problem. Instead, it had more to do with how well Al Horford and the Celtics small lineup had done at closing the gap on Miami. Nothing we haven’t seen this year, Derrick had it going quite a bit. But, like I said, Derrick had it going a little bit, but we always want to stay aggressive and make the right play.
What $1.4 million could have paid for at BPS if it weren't for constant turnover in superintendents
A Herald payroll analysis found that severance pay, search firm fees and superintendent salaries have cost taxpayers $1.4 million in that short amount of time. “I definitely think that money could have been better spent on reading specialists, nurses, librarians,” said Suleika Soto, a Boston Public Schools parent. The announcement came only months after the school committee extended Cassellius’s contract by two years. Now, taxpayers will have to spend $314,000 on severance, after they paid her $306,415 for calendar year 2021. “Ultimately, that cost is being paid by students, in many cases the most vulnerable — black and brown students, students with disabilities, English language learners, students experiencing poverty or homelessness,” Wilkinson said.
AP News Summary at 6:42 p.m. EDT
Everyone in the predominantly Latino city of roughly 16,000 people seems to know someone whose life has been turned upside down. Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probeThe actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Authorities acknowledged Friday that children and teachers repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while the police chief told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway at Robb Elementary School. TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minuteIn the hours and days since the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, authorities have given varying accounts of what happened and how they responded. Now, Republicans are making similar points as the nation reels from the shooting that killed at least 19 children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
‘Fans’ explores how cheering for sports impacts people’s psyche, behavior and attitude
“Nobody has ever examined what it means to be a sports fan.”He probes deeply into what being a sports fan does to people’s psyche, behavior and attitude – individually and collectively. Today, Olmsted contends, sports fans are enjoying greater psychological advantages than ever, because interest in sports is waxing as interest in “social-gathering networks” (e.g. Olmsted is impressed with the pioneering research of Daniel L. Wann, a psychology professor at Murray State University in Kentucky. Olmsted writes that Jackie Robinson is probably the baseball player with the most profound effect on society. Olmsted takes Robinson’s influence a step further, declaring that “… millions of sports fans around the globe have been transformed into more tolerant human beings,” Olmsted writes.
A charming and mordantly funny follow-up
The Jell-O shots, cookie dough and moments of abject humiliation and terror as you tried, oh so self-importantly, to figure out how to live? Elif Batuman brings back the tedium and exhilaration of undergraduate life in “Either/Or,” a charming, mordantly funny follow-up to her first novel, “The Idiot,” which was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize. Hence the title, “The Idiot,” a reference to Fyodor Dostoevsky and the generally clueless behavior of young people everywhere. “I found the idea of an aesthetic life to be tremendously compelling,” she says. “The work of art she was creating was her own character,” Selin says.
Aztec Adventures takes riders exploring in the Four Corners area
Neil Hannum can think of no better way to enjoy oneself than engaging with history while cruising through the countryside on a bicycle. He has merged these ideas into Aztec Adventures to help like-minded people explore the culturally expansive Four Corners area. The initial offering, called Navajo Pueblitos Overnight Tour takes visitors back in time to the Spanish reincursion of the southwest following the Pueblo Revolt. Also known as Dinétah Pueblitos, the sites consist of small stone-and-timber structures usually found in well-guarded, high-ground sites along mesa rims and on isolated outcrops and boulders. “Or if they want to stay out there, we’ll feed them and camp out there.”The latter is particularly intriguing, Hannum said.
Pima County's early education program hoping to expand enrollment as first year ends
“(The PEEPS program) did give me the opportunity to go back into the work force. The county’s PEEPS program provides early education in a variety of ways, including funding preschool classes at local school districts and further subsidizing existing early childcare programs. While demand for the PEEPS program slowed during the pandemic, Fyffe said enrollment is starting to ramp up for next school year. Long-term plansAs the first year of the PEEPS program subsides, county officials are planning ways to sustain the program over time. The county’s also hoping Tucson will help pay for its portion of the PEEPS classes in city limits.
Letters to the Editor for May 29, 2022: Teen mental health
Teen mental healthEditor, Times-Dispatch:Teen mental health issues are on the rise in the United States. They have contributed to the decline in teen mental health, in complicated ways that are not fully appreciated. Social media use chips away at teens' self esteem by introducing them to fabricated versions of what life should look like. Social media is bad for teen mental health, but there are some solutions to help mitigate this problem. For example, teens can block users with negative comments, take time off from social media or have real human interactions.
Laketown Riots to release new single ‘Tyke’
Laketown Riots was created by Glover, an Albuquerque singer/songwriter. After releasing a number of self-produced albums of various genres, in 2020 Glover decided to focus solely on indie folk. The single is a gut-wrenching story of Tyke the Circus Elephant. “I think carting them around in unique conditions and forcing them to do tricks is traumatic for their well-being,” Glover said. “A lot of my fans, in their emails and DM’s, keep seeing this as a metaphor for something bigger,” he said in the press release.
AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT
By Friday, authorities acknowledged that students and teachers repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while the police chief told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway at Robb Elementary School. TIMELINESometime after 11 a.m. — Ramos shoots his grandmother in the face, according to Texas Public Safety Director Steve McCraw. Biden is expected to head to Texas for a visit this weekend with the families of victim's of Tuesday's school shooting. As US mourns shootings, NRA in turmoil but influence remainsHOUSTON (AP) — For a brief moment in 2012, it seemed like a national stalemate over guns was breaking. Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old gunman, had forced his way into a Connecticut elementary school and massacred 26 people, mostly children, with an AR-15-style rifle.
‘The leather jacket I bought in my twenties represents a different woman. I just can’t let it go’
Made of thick black leather with padded shoulders and brown piping edging the pockets. I’m still tethered to that woman, her dreams and her ambition, although she also frightens me. She was always quite determined, this leather jacket woman — she had a five-year plan and was sticking to it! Brooke Boland’s leather jacket. Yet, despite its uselessness and how much space it takes up, at the last moment I return the leather jacket to the wardrobe.
Juvenile great white shark ‘Martha’ cruises in the Chesapeake Bay
A 7-foot juvenile great white shark pinged off the coast of Hampton Roads on Thursday evening, cruising parallel to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel as she heads north for the summer. “White sharks spend the summer and fall fattening up on seals before making their way south. When the New England water temperatures become too frigid for white sharks, they travel south — sometimes as far as the Gulf of Mexico, Finney said. Ocearch, a nonprofit group doing research on large marine animals including great white sharks, launched its shark tracker app in 2012 to allow people to observe the movements of sharks around the world. Martha was tagged near Cape Cod in the summer of 2020 as part of the Ocearch Massachusetts expedition.
‘Too much fear, too much grief’: Biden to visit Uvalde amid scrutiny of police response to shooting
Joe Biden lamented “too much violence, too much fear, too much grief” after the latest US mass shooting as he prepared to visit Uvalde, where police face intensifying scrutiny for waiting outside the classroom where a teenage gunman with an assault rifle killed 19 children and two teachers. The US president and first lady, Jill Biden, plan to travel to the small southern Texas city on Sunday. An ambulance was standing by and a state trooper assisted members of the public who came to mourn. Biden spoke about the tragedy in Uvalde during a commencement speech he gave on Saturday morning at the University of Delaware, his alma mater. Too much violence, too much fear, too much grief,” said Biden and called the Uvalde and Buffalo mass shootings acts of “evil”.
Haai: Baby, We’re Ascending review – rich, entrancing ambience from a party-starter star
It makes sense, then, that her debut album, Baby, We’re Ascending, arrives to uncommon anticipation, both in the UK and in Australia. On songs like Bodies of Water and Baby, We’re Ascending, Haai’s music is as explicitly nature-focused – and undeniably of a piece. When it reaches its most pumping, Baby, We’re Ascending tends to sag; these songs feel slightly untethered, or even half-hearted, next to their spirited, amorphous cousins. Occasionally, Throssell finds a balance to the two warring halves of Baby, We’re Ascending. It’s a track that finds Throssell drawing together the best parts of each side of her music – ascending, just as she promised.
‘Outside space? That’s the beach’: restoring a 300-year-old fishing cottage
It wasn’t Deal’s beach or pretty back streets that made Miria and Tom Harris want to buy a home there, but the Kent town’s butcher, fishmonger and deli. A bunch of virtual viewings later, they came upon a tiny, Georgian fisherman’s cottage in Deal’s old town, between the beach and the high street with its independent shops. We wouldn’t have bought a Georgian house if we weren’t interested in engaging, and loving all the old parts,” says Miria. “We laid Georgian pitch pine floorboards, with gaps so the air can circulate, and the damp is gone,” says Tom. Photograph: Amit Lennon/the GuardianMany houses in Deal’s old town have no outdoor space, but this one has a small courtyard garden.
Letters: Why is this Government so afraid of basic Conservative economics?
He suggests, incorrectly, that all it would take is a “smart TV, and some willpower”. Mr Orlowski offers two solutions: controlling access by either pay-TV set-top boxes or a “BBC premium” app for smart TVs in non pay-TV homes that allows access to encrypted broadcast channels. The first is that only 68 per cent of homes have a smart TV connected to broadband. The second is that DTT (Freeview), the UK’s largest TV platform, and Freesat have no conditional access system, so channels cannot be encrypted. As Mr Orlowski notes, there could be software solutions that provide conditional access to broadcast streams on smart TVs, and in specific scenarios they might not require internet access.
Monkeypox wasn’t created in a lab - and other claims debunked
While there are a very small number of cases of people having autoimmune reactions to vaccines, where your body starts attacking itself (the cause of rare blood clots after AstraZeneca), there is no evidence of vaccines suppressing the immune system or altering your ability to fight other diseases.
Mohamed Salah took on Real Madrid looking for redemption - but found only deja vu
Courtois' saves had increased in their excellence as Salah forlornly tried to take the game into extra-time. For Salah it had been an excruciating wait to try and right the wrongs of the last final with Madrid. Each pass to Liverpool’s right from Jordan Henderson or Thiago did not so much encourage a dribble, but more an Egyptian dance, Salah easing past opponents with magnetic close control. Salah puffed out his cheeks on 34 minutes aware he could have done more with a header from another of the Liverpool right-back’s deliveries. He may have allowed himself the thought that he had already lasted four minutes longer than on his last appearance against Madrid in the final.
Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool fans: 'Book hotels for next year's Champions League final'
Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool fans to book their hotels for next year’s Champions League final in Istanbul because his players will bounce back from their defeat to Real Madrid. It is already a kind of success but not the kind of success you want. City during the [Premier League] season, they were one point better and tonight Madrid was one goal better. Even if nobody on this planet would understand we have a parade tomorrow, we still will do it. I really hope everybody has a chance to get to Liverpool tomorrow to celebrate together with us a fantastic season that didn’t end as we wanted.
Thibaut Courtois delivers greatest-ever goalkeeping performance in Champions League final
There was no doubting the furious motivation for Thibaut Courtois as he produced the best performance ever from a goalkeeper in a Champions League final to deny Liverpool and ensure Real Madrid won the competition for a 14th time. "Today I needed to win a final for my career, for all the hard work to put respect on my name as I don't think I get enough respect, especially in England. "I saw a lot of tweets coming my way that I would get humbled today it was the other way round.”Real head coach Carlo Ancelotti was effusive. “Trust me I cannot believe what Thibaut Courtois did tonight, guys. Unbelievable,” he said of Courtois’ display and it was just that.
Ghosts: How the spirited British sitcom found a new haunt in the US
The British series was created by the team behind Horrible Histories. "Behind the idea was just asking, 'what can we come up with that means we get to dress up and be silly, and in a haunted house?'" Mathew Baynton, one of the team, explained backstage at the recent BBC Comedy Festival in Newcastle.
Hong Kong's Omicron crisis: ‘It took just 10 days for everyone to be infected’
More than 9,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Hong Kong since the start of the year, giving it one of the highest fatality rates in the world. Over half of those to die in the latest wave were care home residents. BBC Chinese was given rare access to one such home. Producer: Meiqing Guan
Trads: The extreme Hindu nationalists inspired by alt-right memes
A new extremist Hindu movement made up mostly of young men is growing in India. They call themselves "trads" - short for traditionalists - and they mimic the tricks and techniques used by the American alt-right. Trads love memes and loathe mainstream Hindu nationalist parties, even the ruling BJP. In a rare on-camera interview we speak to a 16-year-old trad who's obsessed with fascist ideas and wants a Hindu monarchy. Reporter: Reha KansaraProducer: Shruti MenonVideo journalist: Shubham KoulListen to India's alt-right 'trads' on Trending, available now on BBC Sounds
Patron the Jack Russell is honoured at Cannes Film Festival for digging up Russian mines in Ukraine
Ukraine's celebrity sniffer dog Patron has been given an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for his work digging up Russian mines. The Jack Russell, which has more than 270,000 Instagram followers, won the Palm Dog-manitarian prize which recognises the connection between humanity and dogs. Thanking the organisers, Patron’s handler, Mykhailo Iliev, said: ‘We would love Patron to visit Cannes, but he has a lot of work to do here.’Ukraine's celebrity sniffer dog, two-year-old Patron (pictured), who has 270,000 Instagram followers, has been given an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for his work digging up Russian minesThanking the organisers, Patron’s handler, Mykhailo Iliev, said: ‘We would love Patron to visit Cannes, but he has a lot of work to do here’The award was inaugurated in 2001 and picked up on Patron’s behalf by Kateryna Tretyakova, a member of the Ukrainian National Pavilion, who said: ‘This is dedicated to all defenders of Ukraine and defenders of a peaceful world.’Earlier this month, The Mail on Sunday spent a day with Patron, who weighs just 4kg, as he worked to clear Russian munitions near the war-torn northern city of Chernihiv. The two-year-old terrier has already received a medal for valour from Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky and features as a symbol of defiance on billboards across the country.
Jerusalem tensions high ahead of Israeli youth Flag March
Palestinian investigators have concluded that she was shot by an Israeli soldier "with the aim of killing". Israel has dismissed this as a "blatant lie", saying the Palestinians' refusal to co-operate in a joint investigation makes it so far impossible to determine whether Abu Aqla was killed by a soldier or Palestinian militant.
Champions League final: Horror in Paris as Liverpool demand enquiry as fans are targeted by police
There's a bottleneck down there and there's literally a six-foot gap for maybe 20,000 Liverpool fans to get in. Wilson is also known for driving a £40 Skoda to the Champions League final in Madrid in 2019. Liverpool FC supporters travelling to the Champions League final also faced long queues at the Port of Dover. In Paris, tens of thousands of Liverpool fans have sung 'You'll Never Walk Alone' ahead of the Champions League final. 'A Champions League Final is always something worth going to and to be in the city where Liverpool are playing is fantastic.'
Triangle of Sadness bags Palme d'Or at Cannes after Tom Cruise and Forest Whitaker 's honorary gongs
After 11 jam-packed days, Cannes Film Festival came to an end with its closing ceremony on Saturday evening. But not before handing out its highest accolade, the Palme d’Or award - which director Ruben Ostlund's walked away with for his film Triangle Of Sadness. It comes after Tom Cruise and Forest Whitaker both received honorary Palme d’Or awards during the first week of the festival. The big day was topped off with the the 3x Oscar nominee being presented with the honorary award - as he beamed for prideful snaps afterwards. The Palme d’Or is the highest award given over a two-week annual event and was introduced by the festival’s organising committee in 1955.
Was Prince William's horse drugged at Trooping the Colour rehearsals, asks military veteran
AdvertisementA military veteran tonight claimed that Prince William's horse looked 'drugged' during today's rehearsal for the Queen's annual birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. The Queen's birthday on June 2 sees her Household Division troops march and ride on Horse Guards Parade with Her Majesty usually attending and taking the salute. Prince William rose early to take part in the rehearsal of the Queen's birthday parade in London on Saturday. The canine is one of the biggest dog breeds in the worldThe Irish Guards display their regimental flag. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Prince Andrew and Prince Andrew's daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, will not join the royal family there.
Ukrainian orphan writes thank you letter to Boris Johnson to thank British people for their support
A six-year-old Ukrainian boy whose parents perished in the brutal siege of Mariupol has written to Boris Johnson to thank the Prime Minister and the people of Britain for their support. The handwritten letter from Elijah Kostushevych was re-tweeted by Melinda Simmons, the British ambassador to Ukraine, and has since gone viral. The Ukrainian embassy in London last night said it will deliver the letter to Mr Johnson. In his letter, Elijah writes: ‘I want the war to stop. We will win!’ Elijah’s parents are thought to have died in a missile strike that destroyed their home.
George Shapiro, talent manager who repped stars from Jerry Seinfeld to Andy Kaufman, has died
Renowned Hollywood talent manager George Shapiro, who has represented stars ranging from Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Kaufman, has died. Shapiro is arguably best known for serving as the executive producer for Seinfeld. He remained close with comedian Jerry Seinfeld even after the show ended, TMZ reports, and he wound up producing a number of standup specials for Seinfeld - even appearing in the 2002 documentary Comedian in which Seinfeld tries to return to comedy. He is also remembered for his close, personal relationship with actor Andy Kaufman - their relationship was even dramatized in 1999's Man on the Moon, in which Jim Carrey played the renowned actor and Danny DeVito played George. George Shapiro, a Hollywood talent manager who represented Jerry Seinfeld and Andy Kaufman, has died at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 91
Russian troops 'launch hunt-to-kill missions' to purge top Ukrainian officials in east of country
Murderous Russian troops have launched ‘hunt to kill’ missions to purge top Ukrainian officials in the east of the country. The Russians are hunting for our heads, be it capture or outright liquidation.’Putin’s forces are now in control of 95 per cent of Luhansk. In his nightly address, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky admitted the situation was ‘difficult’, but added: ‘Donbas will be in Ukraine because this is us, this is our essence. And even if Russia brings destruction and suffering there, we will still restore every city and every community.’Murderous Russian troops have launched 'hunt to kill' missions to purge top Ukrainian officials in the east of the country. ‘It is possible that in order not to be surrounded, they will have to leave,’ he said.
VP Harris attends the funeral for shooting victim Ruth Whitfield
AdvertisementKamala Harris said America is experiencing an 'epidemic of hate' during her moving speech at the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, 86, the oldest victim of the Buffalo supermarket shooting on Saturday. VP Harris, who was invited to speak at the memorial by the Reverend Sharpton, spoke of her grief for the community in yet another 'senseless and horrific attack.' VP Kamala Harris speaking at the memorial service providing comfort to the Whitfield family and to those gathered to remember the loving 86-year-old mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and wifeVP Kamala Harris appearing solemn arriving at the memorial service of Ruth E. Whitfield. Whitfield had been shopping at the supermarket after visiting her husband in the nursing home, her family has said, WIVB News reported. Gendron had driven more than 200 miles to carry out his attack at Tops Family market, which he also livestreamed, police said, The New York Times reported.
Sister of Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos is serving in US Navy and came home to comfort grandma
The Uvalde school mass shooter has an older sister who is currently serving in the United States Navy, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively. Marisabelle Ramos, 21, is three years older than her dead brother Salvador, who was responsible for Tuesday’s massacre at Robb Elementary School. ‘My granddaughter Marisabelle is in the Navy and currently stationed in San Diego, California’ her grandfather, Rolando Reyes, exclusively told DailyMail.com. Marisabelle is believed to have graduated from Crossroads Academy High School in Uvalde, TX in 2020. The high school is on an alternative campus in the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.
Now children on TikTok join the 'Deppford wives' trolling Amber Heard
Young Johnny Depp fans are targeting Amber Heard with thousands of abusive TikTok videos portraying the Hollywood actor’s ex-wife as a liar. The so-called ‘Deppford wives’ – some as young as ten – have flooded the social media platform over the course of the six-week defamation trial, with the clips racking up billions of views between them. He has also garnered a fresh generation of fans thanks to his model daughter Lily-Rose’s well-publicised relationship with up-and-coming actor Timothée Chalamet. Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million) over a column she wrote in the Washington Post describing herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’. She then counter-sued for $100 million, claiming ‘smears’ from his lawyers had left her a ‘pariah’.
'Record man' Ancelotti puts his landmark down to luck
Paris (AFP) – Carlo Ancelotti typically played down becoming the first manager to win four European Cups after Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Paris on Saturday saying luck had a part to play before acknowledging "I am a record man". A 59th minute goal by Vinicius Junior secured Real their record-extending 14th European Cup"I am a record man," the 62-year-old Italian told BT Sport. A fantastic club, a really good squad with a lot of quality and mental character. He adds Saturday's victory to those with AC Milan in 2003 and 2007 as well as Real Madrid in 2014. Real Madrid defender Ferland Mendy told Canal Plus that he had realised "a kid's dream".
Tamil asylum seeker family prepare to return to Biloela
10 days is how long a Tamil family is expected to wait, until they can return to Biloela after four years of detention. The Prime Minister today wouldn't confirm if they'll be granted permanent protection or residency, meaning their fight to stay in Australia is not yet over.
Queensland high school students abandoning arts and humanities subjects for higher ATAR
Queensland's senior students are increasingly abandoning arts and humanities subjects amid beliefs they won't deliver a high ATAR score. Since 2012, the number of grade 12s enrolled in the arts has dropped by 10,000 and educators are concerned about what the trend means for schools and the community in the future.
'I can't do much more' to win Ballon d'Or - Benzema
"Of course," the 34-year-old told Canal Plus when asked if the Ballon d'Or was on his mind after a season in which he also won La Liga with Real Madrid. He scored hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the Champions League knockout rounds and netted three times across the two legs of the semi-final against Manchester City. Benzema, who has now won five Champions Leagues with Real, added that ending the season as the competition's top scorer was "exceptional". "But the most important thing is to win this fifth Champions League." The winner of the Ballon d'Or will be revealed in a ceremony in Paris in October, before this year's World Cup in Qatar.
Bromell, Thompson-Herah bag 100m wins Eugene
American Trayvon Bromell wins the men's 100m at the Eugene Diamond League meeting at Hayward Field, venue for the World Championships in JulyEugene (United States) (AFP) – Trayvon Bromell and Elaine Thompson-Herah grabbed 100m Diamond League victories Saturday in Eugene, where eight world-leading performances highlighted the action at Hayward Field. Advertising Read moreAmerica's Bromell, the fastest man in the world last year, bounced back from a false start disqualification in Birmingham last weekend to win a star-studded men's 100m in 9.93sec. Jamaica's Thompson-Herah, who won back-to-back Olympic 100m-200m doubles in 2016 and last year, captured the women's 100m in 10.79. Thompson-Herah made a smooth start on the damp track and took control at the 50m mark. Britain's Keely Hodgkinson backed up her victory in Birmingham with a gritty win in the women's 800m in a world-leading 1:57.72.
Families of Liverpool staff caught up in Champions League final chaos - Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp saw his side lose the Champions League final 1-0 to Real MadridSaint-Denis (France) (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said the families of his squad and staff were caught up in the chaotic scenes outside the Stade de France that led to the kick-off of Saturday's Champions League final being delayed. "I couldn't speak to my family yet, but I know the families had a real struggle to get into the stadium," said Klopp. Klopp believes his side will be back for more after reaching a third Champions League final in five years. "The difference between now and 2018 (when Liverpool lost the final 3-1 to Madrid) is I see us coming again," he said. "I wished it but I couldn't know it.
Opinion: The Fed is determined to stop wages from rising
In the late 1970s, monetarists promised that if the Fed would focus only on controlling the supply of money, inflation could be tamed without increasing unemployment. But the Fed has periodically shadowboxed with “inflation expectations”—raising rates over time to “pre-empt” the invisible demons, and then congratulating itself when none appeared. Now, we are also seeing rising land prices (among other things), which feeds into (somewhat artificial) estimates of housing costs. Inflation rates are reported on a 12-month basis, so once any shock hits, it is guaranteed to generate headlines about “inflation” for 11 more months—a boon for the inflation hawks. Obviously, logically, inevitably, and despite all the crocodile tears about inflation harming ordinary Americans, the Fed is determined to stop rising wages.
Greece emerging as new hub for Russian ship-to-ship fuel oil exports, data shows
Summary Russian fuel oil arrivals at Greek ports hit record in April – Refinitiv dataBeing shipped from offshore Greece to other destinationsEU considering ban on trade of Russian oilLONDON/ATHENS, May 18 (Reuters) - Russian fuel oil arrivals offshore Greece jumped to record levels in April, as sanctions on Moscow drive traders to find new ways to export Russian oil via ship-to-ship (STS) loadings, Refinitiv Eikon data showed and sources said. read moreIn April, shipments of Russian fuel oil with Greece as a destination reached nearly 0.9 million tonnes, about double March levels and could reach new records in May, according to Refinitiv data. The tanker then made its way to the United Arab Emirates oil hub of Fjairah, Refinitiv data shows. The Kriti King, which loaded a 130,000 tonne fuel oil cargo offshore Kalamata in early May, is currently heading to China, according to Refinitiv data. Fuel oil is used as a shipping fuel, in power generation, or as feedstock for some refining units which upgrade it into other fuels.
Inside Mitch McConnell’s decades-long effort to block gun control
“If there’s any one individual in the United States to blame for our inability to put things in place to prevent gun violence, it’s Mitch McConnell,” said Peter Ambler, the executive director of Giffords, a group devoted to fighting gun violence. “McConnell knows where his members stand and makes the tough calls to protect their interests,” a senior Republican aide said, explaining McConnell’s overall motivations in addressing gun violence and gun legislation. Brown said that the staffer clearly seemed moved by Lewis, telling him that she held him in high esteem, and by the victims of gun violence, who recounted their stories one after another. The Senate Republican leader has spent his career working to delay, obstruct or prevent most major firearms restrictions from being approved by Congress. And McConnell is the head of the Republican Senate,” Feinblatt said.
Russia pummels eastern towns in bid to encircle Ukraine forces
Russian artillery was also shelling the Lysychansk-Bakhmut road, which Russia must take to close a pincer movement and encircle Ukrainian forces. Ukraine can return Russia behind the Iron Curtain, but we need effective weapons for that," Podolyak tweeted. BUILDINGS DESTROYEDThe Ukrainian military said on Saturday its troops had repelled eight assaults in Donetsk and Luhansk in the previous 24 hours. "Russian forces have performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war," they said. Russia says it is waging a "special military operation" to demilitarise Ukraine and rid it of nationalists threatening Russian-speakers there.
Mexico: Archaeologists uncover 1,500-year-old Mayan city
Archaeologists working in the Yucatan region of Mexico have revealed the remains of a centuries-old Mayan city, local media reported on Friday. The city of Xiol — which means "the spirit of man" in Mayan — is believed to have been the home of some 4,000 people between 600 and 900 CE, during the late classic period. Archaeologists from the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) then took over the site. The archaeologists also highlighted the array of palaces, pyramids and plazas found at the site as well as evidence of various social classes residing there. Several tools and ceramics dating back as far as the pre-classic period (700-350 BCE) were also displayed by the researchers.
Ukraine pleads for weapons as Russian onslaught threatens to turn the tide
Ukrainian officials say they urgently need advanced US-made mobile multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to halt Russian advances in Luhansk and Donetsk. Moscow, keenly aware of the game-changing potential of the rocket systems, has already voiced strong objections. But doubts remain about which weapons systems will be provided, and the timing of the US move. Despite the delay, he insisted it was “not too late” to send new weapons to Ukraine. Military support can reduce over time and probably the economic support will become more important as the fighting gradually subsides.”
China signs deal with Samoa as Australia vows Pacific Islands plan
China’s foreign minister signed a deal with Samoa on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations, while Australia’s new leader said he had a “comprehensive plan” for the Pacific, as Beijing and Canberra continued rival campaigns to woo the region. Australia’s new center-left government has made the Pacific Islands an early diplomatic priority. “Samoa and the People’s Republic of China will continue to pursue greater collaboration that will deliver on joint interests and commitments,” it said. In that spirit, I had a wonderful meeting with Foreign Minister @SenatorWong to strengthen our Vuvale Partnership with Australia. Read more:Australia warns against Pacific security pact as China says interference will failChina and Russia veto new UN sanctions on North KoreaChina offers South Pacific free trade, security agreements: Documents
Sudan, Ethiopia blame each other for border violations amid Nile Dam dispute
In November 2021, clashes resumed between Sudanese and Ethiopian forces in the Barakat Noreen area in al-Fashqa. Mekonnen's accusations against Sudan were not limited to the border dispute, as he also accused Khartoum of harboring terrorists, in reference to the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front (TPLF) fighters. Sudan refuses to engage in negotiations before a re-demarcation of the border is carried out and Ethiopia recognizes al-Fashqa area as Sudanese land. Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Khartoum Yibeltal Aemero Alemu said on Feb. 9 that Sudan and Ethiopia reached an agreement to peacefully resolve the border dispute. The border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia is fueling wider tensions in the region, even affecting the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that Addis Ababa is building on the Blue Nile.
Gabe Kapler: 'I don't plan on coming out for the anthem going forward until I feel better about the direction of our country'
CNN —San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters ahead of his team’s Friday game against the Cincinnati Reds that he intends to forgo the pregame US national anthem moving forward. The police on the scene put a mother in handcuffs as she begged them to go in and save her children. Later, Kapler wrote about his disillusionment with what he called “the lack of delivery of the promise of what our national anthem represents.”“I am not okay with the state of this country. I wish that I could have demonstrated what I learned from my dad, that when you’re dissatisfied with your country, you let it be known through protest. I’m so tired of getting up here and offering condolences to the devastated families that are out there … I’m tired of the moments of silence.
Cash-strapped Sri Lanka gets Russian oil to ease shortages
The 90,000-tonne consignment of Russian oil waited offshore for more than a month as Sri Lanka was unable pay for shipment. Sri Lanka has taken delivery of a consignment of Russian oil to restart operations at the country’s only refinery, the energy minister said. Sri Lanka will pay $72.6m to buy the 90,000-tonne shipment of Russian oil, the minister said. “I have made an official request to the Russian ambassador for direct supplies of Russian oil,” Wijesekera told reporters. Sri Lanka has defaulted on its $51bn foreign debt and on Tuesday appointed international consultants to help restructure its international sovereign bonds and bilateral loans.
Critical fire condition warnings issued across US Southwest
(Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)Warnings of critical fire conditions blanketed much of the U.S. Southwest on Saturday, as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation’s largest active wildfire. Crews were patrolling partially burned areas and clearing and cutting containment lines, including primary ones near the fire as bulldozers scraped backup lines farther away. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire conditions for parts of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. Nearly 3,000 firefighters and other personnel were assigned to the fire, which was contained around 48% of its perimeter. The fire forced the evacuation of a recreational vehicle park after starting Thursday and was 44% contained Saturday, officials said.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kick off to the summer travel season, but they're also battling a pileup of flight cancellations. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend , the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
The Texas Law That Has Banks Saying They Don’t ‘Discriminate’ Against Guns
But the bank has been shut out of working for the state since the law went into effect in September. It would not be able to secure that contract until it is certified under the new law, known as S.B. This past week, calls for gun control grew louder after an 18-year-old attacked an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Unlike after the Parkland shooting, leaders of the nation’s largest companies — including the big banks — have largely been silent this time. “The banks were willing to take these stands against guns before the Texas law, so why aren’t they standing up now,” said Paul A. Argenti, a business professor who studies public relations and ethics at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
Real Madrid blanks Liverpool to win 14th UEFA Champions League title
The English team couldn’t find a way past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who tipped Sadio Mane’s first-half shot onto the post and produced an even better save to turn away Mohamed Salah’s effort in the 81st. “I was going to win a Champions League no matter what.”Vinicius sank to his knees and covered his face at fulltime. For many, especially Liverpool fans, pre-match crowd issues overshadowed this final, though, and are sure to be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and authorities in the coming days. Others barged their way past security and sprinted onto the concourse before getting wrestled to the ground. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
Bo Hopkins, 'American Graffiti' and 'Wild Bunch' actor dies at 80
Bo Hopkins, who lent his acting talent to films including "American Graffiti" and " The Wild Bunch" has died. Hopkins' acting career spanned nearly six decades, starting his career with the Desilu Playhouse, according to his website. Hopkins' role in "Graffiti" was that of Joe Young, the leader of The Pharaohs greaser gang who peer pressured Richard Dreyfuss' character, Curt, into mischief. "Just heard that the wonderful Bo Hopkins died peacefully, early this morning, with his devoted wife, Sian, holding his hand, It was a great privilege to work with Bo in HILLBILLY ELEGY," Close wrote. "Ant-Man" director Peyton Reed wrote: "I love Bo Hopkins.
Debate Over Guns Unfolds in Uvalde, a Rural Texas Town in Grief
Three hundred miles away from Uvalde, raw divisions over gun rights in Texas were on vivid display on Friday as hundreds of gun control supporters protested outside an annual National Rifle Association convention in Houston. Inside, Mr. Trump and others blamed “evil” and an array of social ills for the attacks, but not easy access to guns. The Roman Catholic archbishop of San Antonio, whose territory includes Uvalde, said the N.R.A. But gun rights supporters are challenging those laws in court, and recently won a legal victory after an appeals court struck down California’s ban on selling semiautomatic guns to young adults. “To buy a weapon at 18 — it’s kind of ridiculous.”Even as many in Uvalde have said they want to focus their attention on the victims, the conversation about guns has been reverberating through town.
Missoula’s Most In-Demand Kitchen Is Run by Refugees
But given that Montana was one of only two states not accepting refugees when Soft Landing Missoula began in 2015, it’s been a particularly significant tool for cultural exchange. But when you actually meet someone from the Democratic Republic of Congo, you realize ‘Oh, Missoula is home to an entire community of people from that country.’”Mary Poole, the executive director of Soft Landing Missoula, wants Missoulians to see refugees and other immigrants as assets. Many of the newcomers aspire to open businesses, which the program supports through a Business 101 class at Missoula’s Lifelong Learning Center. “Some of them don’t know me, but they try my food, and next time they will know me,” Mrs. AlMasri said. “They’ll know my food.”
Tropical Storm Agatha Headed to the Mexican Coast
Tropical Storm Agatha, the first named storm this year in the eastern Pacific, is hurtling toward the Mexican coast and has the potential to become a hurricane, triggering life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. Agatha could make landfall on Monday as a Category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour, Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the Hurricane Center, said on Saturday. Agatha was headed toward the largely rural Mexican state of Oaxaca and was expected to dissipate Wednesday morning. A hurricane watch was posted for the southern coast of Mexico, from Salina Cruz to Punta Maldonado. Mr. Feltgen said storms originating in the eastern Pacific did not generally reach the United States as hurricanes.
Shanna Moakler auctioning off engagement ring from Travis Barker
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)Shanna Moakler’s engagement ring from Travis Barker is hitting the auction block. “I think it is a beautiful piece and truly was my dream ring,” the “Celebrity Big Brother” alum told Us Weekly in a statement. “It’s truly an iconic ring!”Moakler, 47, is auctioning the impressive piece of jewelry — a 4.01-carat round-cut Cartier sparkler — on Worthy.com. Moakler and Barker got engaged at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and married in 2004. Barker, 46, filed for divorce two years later but the duo reconciled twice before finalizing their split in 2008.
Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 to win Champions League final
Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Madrid cemented its status as the king of European soccer, given the Spanish giant owns double the number of European Cups as the No. Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, right, Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga, center, and Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez celebrate winning the Champions League final. Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior, left, scored the game’s only goal during the Champions League final soccer match on Saturday. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
I flew 14 hours to surprise my long-distance boyfriend — his reaction has people telling me to break up with him
That’s what happened to one young woman who tried to surprise her long-distance boyfriend. A woman named Lauryn Mapusua shared how she traveled from the United States to Sweden in a video that’s racked in over 1 million views. The video shows Mapusua catching a 14-hour flight and a bus to show up at her boyfriend’s house in Sweden. In the video’s caption, Mapusua wrote: “He was definitely surprised and confused.”Meanwhile, in the comments section, people clearly did not like her boyfriend’s mellow reaction. A woman named Lauryn Mapusua took on quite the journey to surprise her long-distance boyfriend.
Martin Perez’s stunning fantasy baseball success is built to last
How about the Rangers’ Martin Perez, the 230th-ranked pitcher heading into drafts and the most added pitcher in ESPN leagues this week? Alex Cobb SP, GiantsOwned a 10.32 ERA over his past two starts with a .392 opponent average. Had a 6.85 ERA and .319 opponent average in his first five starts this month. He allowed five homers and a .314 opponent average in those starts. He was 15-for-36 (.417) with two homers, seven RBIs, two stolen bases and a 1.059 OPS in that stretch.
Memorial Day weekend weather off to gloomy start but expected to improve
The holiday weekend was off to a gloomy start at Rockaway Beach on Saturday, where the gray skies kept sun-worshippers away. “If you’re looking for some of that summer feeling for the unofficial start to summer, then I’d look for a beach day to be Memorial Day itself,” said Fox Weather meteorologist Marissa Lautenbacher. “If you’re someone who maybe enjoys more temperate days, Sunday is the best beach day,” she said. The weather is expected to improve on Sunday and Memorial Day. “I’ve been waiting for it to be like beach weather like all year.
NYC DOE 'disrespects' Jews with public meetings on Sabbath: leader
“But no one at the DOE bothered to show such respect to the Jewish community. Both Brooklyn and Queens happen to have the largest observant Jewish populations in NYC.”Besides Jews, “some Christians and other groups observe the holy Sabbath,” Zakry wrote. Parents representative Effi Zakry blasted Schools Chancellor David Banks over the DOE ignoring complaints from the Jewish community. The DOE made no apology for the scheduling, saying it was set by parents in charge of the Community Education Councils. “Parent leadership led the design of each town hall including confirming the date that best works for their community,” spokesman Nathaniel Styer said.
Two NYPD cops injured, suspected driver shot during wild incident in Brooklyn
Two NYPD cops were hurt when a 21-year-old man sped off from a traffic stop in Brooklyn, dragging one of the officers, police said. None of the injuries were life-threatening, cops said during a Saturday morning briefing at the scene. The fleeing driver hit one of the officers, said police, who said one of the cops involved fired their weapon at the car three times. Seth GottfriedPolice fired their weapons at the car and the suspect later went to Wyckoff Hospital with a gunshot wound in the chest. One officer, who was standing “one to two feet” in front of the white car was struck in the leg and knee.
Victor Robles powers the Nationals to victory to open a doubleheader
Placeholder while article actions loadIt had been almost 10 months since Victor Robles hit a home run, so he made sure he had the perfect view. As the ball left his bat in the fourth inning of the Washington Nationals’ 13-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies to open a doubleheader Saturday, he walked backward down the first base line, allowing him to marvel at his blast. He worked a full count against the Rockies’ Austin Gomber before pulling a single into left field to push the Nationals ahead 4-3. Maikel Franco’s double against reliever Ashton Goudeau brought home two runs, and Robles singled again to score Josh Bell and make it 8-4. Robles, 25, started 0 for 18 with seven strikeouts as he worked through swing adjustments with hitting coach Darnell Coles.
Medium designs custom coffins for Texas school shooting victims
Now the owner of SoulShine Industries, a company that makes customized coffins in Edna, Texas, is donating his efforts to the victims of the school shooting in Uvalde. He said he met with families of the victims on Wednesday and Thursday, and began designing the coffins Friday. Handout from Soulshine IndustriesTrey Ganem says each coffin has a distinctive design requested by the families of the shooting victims. Handout from Soulshine IndustriesCrosses bearing the names of the shooting victims at the entrance of Robb Elementary in Uvalde on May 28, 2022. TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockHe says he regularly communicates with the deceased while he’s working on caskets, including victims of Tuesday’s shooting, but wouldn’t elaborate.
SWAT happened? Did Uvalde tactical unit respond to Texas school shooting?
In Texas, it’s not uncommon for multiple law enforcement officials from different agencies to respond to an incident together. The Uvalde CISD Police department hosted an “active shooter for school-based law enforcement” training in 2020. Facebook/Uvalde CISD Police Department The Uvalde CISD Police Department posted the 2020 school-shooter training on their Facebook. The Uvalde police department hosted the training two years before the mass shooting. Some of the Uvalde SWAT team may have been with them, but investigators are still putting the pieces together.
Live updates Real Madrid beats Liverpool in Champions League final
Reported organizational issues outside Stade de France, the site of Saturday’s Champions League final, resulted in multiple delays and attendee complaints of being tear-gassed. Many of those attendees, dressed in red, appeared to be Liverpool fans in videos shown across social media and during the CBS pregame broadcast. Liverpool issued a statement about those problems during the final, saying the club was “hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.”“This is the greatest match in European football and supporters should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight,” it said in a statement. “We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.”After the final, UEFA announced that it will review the pregame incidents with the French police and the French Football Federation. It said in a statement that “the turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands of fans who had purchased fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles” in the run-up to the match, creating a build-up of fans seeking entry.
An Unspeakable Tragedy In Uvalde: What Now?
Days after the tragic events where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed in a Texas elementary school shooting, the country remains in mourning for the community of Uvalde. A day after the massacre, host Lisa Brady spoke to Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and FOX’s Eben Brown to get a sense of how the residents were reacting. Rep. Gonzales, who represents Uvalde, Texas, described the town before Tuesday’s horrible events, what actions his constituents wanted to be done and whether or not Congress could find a middle ground on gun safety legislation. Eben Brown spoke to citizens of Uvalde, Texas, some of which lost family members. On the FOX News Rundown Extra, you will hear the entire discussions with both Rep. Gonzales and FOX’s Eben Brown and hear even more about what both of them witnessed as they visited the small Texas city.
Harris, other mourners in Buffalo call for action on gun violence
Placeholder while article actions loadBUFFALO — The final victim of the racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket has been laid to rest. But to the community here, the service also served as a call to action full of desperate pleas for lawmakers to put measures in place to prevent more gun violence. AdvertisementCivil rights attorney Ben Crump urged legislators to take up gun control measures during his blistering speech. Other speakers also called for more action to address systemic racism in Buffalo, one of the most segregated and impoverished cities in America. “We want economic development right here in Buffalo.”After the funeral, before boarding a plane back to Washington, Harris urged legislators to impose a ban on assault weapons.
Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 for 14th European Cup title
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, right, and Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos celebrate winning the Champions League final soccer match between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Saint Denis near Paris, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Real Madrid won 1-0. Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Many of his teammates sprinted the length of the field to celebrate in front of Madrid's fans at one end of the stadium. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
NRA members sound off on organization's future, calls for gun control amid Uvalde shooting
The annual convention came on the heels of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday which left 19 children and two adults dead. "While I grieve with those families and the others who have lost children in school shootings, we have to have an honest conversation," Franklin added. BETO O'ROURKE, GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES PROTEST OUTSIDE OF NRA CONVENTION: 'SHAME ON YOU'"There's a big hole in the school system," Mark said. She said it would send a strong message to those thinking of causing harm to school children for them not "to come in this school, that we're prepared for bad people." They're people who use their guns to help you in times needed most.
Real Madrid Defeat Liverpool to Win Champions League Behind Vinicius Jr.'s Goal
AP Photo/Petr David JosekThibaut Courtois' masterpiece and Vinicius Junior's 59th-minute goal off a beautiful Federico Valverde pass propelled Real Madrid to a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League Final on Saturday in Paris. Liverpool outshot Real Madrid 24-4. That was all Real Madrid needed thanks to Courtois' evening, and Real Madrid has now won 14 European Cups or Champions League titles, twice as many as any other club. Real Madrid needed a Karim Benzema hat trick to overcome a 2-0 deficit to Paris St-Germain in the Round of 16. There were new heroes Saturday as Courtois cemented himself as a legend, while Vinicius Jr. and Valverde did enough to catapult Real Madrid as the Champions League title.
Real Madrid beats Liverpool to win Champions League title on a night marred by security issues
It always does when Real Madrid is playing. The concrete stairs inside the Stade de France began to shudder as the celebrations from Real fans lasted almost five minutes. Thibaut Courtois produced a stunning display in goal for Real Madrid. Real fans felt it; so did Liverpool's. Though Jurgen Klopp's side continued to press until the end, celebrations had already started for the Madrid fans.
At least 31 die in church stampede in southern Nigeria
YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 28 (Reuters) - At least 31 people died in Nigeria on Saturday during a stampede at a church in the southern Rivers state, a police spokesperson said. Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the stampede, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state said. "People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground monitoring the situation while the investigation is on going," said Iringe-Koko. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterWriting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Editing by Kirsten DonovanOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Clinical Real Madrid beat Liverpool to claim 14th Champions League title
Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Liverpool v Real Madrid - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - May 28, 2022 Real Madrid players celebrate after winning the Champions League REUTERS/Dylan MartinezPARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Real Madrid secured a record-extending 14th European Cup when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final delayed for more than half an hour after police tried to stop people trying to force their way into the Stade de France on Saturday. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterIt was LaLiga title holders Real's fourth Champions League crown in seven years as they improved their impressive record in the competition with their eighth victory in as many finals. LIVERPOOL PRESSLiverpool pushed high looking to quickly feed their full backs and the pressure quickly became immense in the Real half. Real were still waiting for their first shot after half an hour as Virgil van Dijk marshalled the Reds defence. Liverpool were back at it early in the second half but Real soaked up the pressure until they struck in the 59th minute.
Ruud and Rune lead Viking charge into last 16 at French Open
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 28, 2022 Norway's Casper Ruud in action during his third round match against Italy's Lorenzo Sonego REUTERS/Yves HermanPARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Norway's Casper Ruud and Denmark's Holger Rune led a Viking charge into the last 16 of the French Open with impressive wins at Roland Garros on Saturday. Eighth seed Ruud battled back to beat Italy's Lorenzo Sonego to take his place in the fourth round in Paris for the first time having reached round three for the past three years. A little later, Danish 19-year-old Rune continued his sensational progress as he trounced France's Hugo Gaston. The French Open debutant dominated from the word go as he chalked up a 6-3 6-3 6-3 victory. He will face Greek fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas next.
Johnson, many Tories would lose seats if UK election were tomorrow, poll shows
Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party would lose to the opposition in almost all key battleground constituencies if an election were held tomorrow — and the British prime minister would “likely” lose his own seat to Labour, according to a new poll. Conservative members have long considered Johnson, the firebrand Brexiteer, as the most effective winning ticket. The story looks very different today, according to the YouGov poll. “High-profile ‘Red Wall’ Conservative gains from 2019 … would fall back into Labour hands if an election were held tomorrow,” the pollster says. “Wakefield … would also return to Labour,” YouGov predicts.
Russia’s war on water in Ukraine
Residents carry drinking water collected from a supply truck in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv | Genya Savilov/AFP via Getty ImagesPress play to listen to this article Voiced by Amazon PollyIn Russia's war on Ukraine, water is both a target and a weapon. Just three days after the start of the latest invasion, Russian forces destroyed a dam in Ukraine's Kherson region that had blocked water access to Russian-annexed Crimea. In Mariupol, a city in southeastern Ukraine, Russian soldiers shut off local water supply as part of a brutal siege on the city, leaving the trapped population without access to safe drinking water or sanitation. Blockading water supplies for local populations, as Russian forces did in Mariupol, has also proven to be a powerful tactic. “We're seeing more and more violence associated with water, as water becomes more scarce and more urgent and as climate change affects how much water we get and where we get it,” said Gleick, who tracks these conflicts in the World Water Chronology database.
Global COVID vaccine patent talks near breaking point
The WTO made the bold but risky decision to facilitate talks between the four major players on the vaccine waiver debate – the EU, U.S., South Africa and India. With the world nearing a COVID vaccine surplus, many believe the debate has become more about the next health crisis rather than the current one. Two Geneva-based trade diplomats weren't convinced by China's pledge. The official added that this had the effect of slowing down the talks, but both countries defended their inputs. "Switzerland is actively and constructively engaged" in the talks, a spokesperson said, while pointing out that "questions remain" regarding the text.
The illusion of Russia’s economic stabilization
Western sanctions, intended to hurt Russia, have led to a surge in export revenues, at least in the short term. "Russia's current account surplus and the inflows it represents help Russia's economy by keeping interest rates low," the IIF’s Brooks said via Twitter on Sunday. Closing up shopBut financial stability is only one of the necessary conditions for economic prosperity. But it’s in manufacturing, Russia’s traditional Achilles’ heel, that the impact is likely to be felt hardest. The direction of travel — back to Soviet-era level of competitiveness, stagnation and economic underperformance — seems clear.
Read 'Yellowstone' Star Kevin Costner's Moving Tribute to Former Costar Ray Liotta
Hollywood lost an iconic actor when Ray Liotta died on May 26 at age 67. Fans remember him fondly for his turn as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the 1989 film Field of Dreams. Kevin shared a clip of his character, Ray Kinsella, and Ray Liotta's Shoeless Joe Jackson. In the scene, Kevin pitches to Ray, and Ray hits the ball directly at him, taking him off his feet. While he leaves an incredible legacy, he’ll always be 'Shoeless Joe Jackson' in my heart.
War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter Russia
War hacks: How outgunned Ukraine finds ways to counter RussiaEnlarge this image toggle caption Vadim Ghirda/AP Vadim Ghirda/APKYIV, Ukraine — There are two important things to know about military trenches. "Digging a hole is not fun," said Stefan Korshak, an American who knows the Ukrainian military well. Since then, Ukraine has had to figure out creative ways to defend itself and fight back, from low-tech to high-tech. In the air war, Russia has far more fighter jets, which are a generation more advanced than the aging, Soviet-era MiG planes the Ukrainians are flying. Russia was expected to destroy the Ukrainian air force within days.
Guilty Plea In Plot To Firebomb California Democratic HQ
Ian Benjamin Rogers, 46, of Napa, pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy a building by fire or explosives, possessing an explosive device and possessing a machine gun under a plea agreement that could bring him seven to nine years in federal prison. The pair “hoped their attacks would prompt a movement,” prosecutors said when they announced the charges in July. Copeland, 38, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy and destruction of records. In a different message he said that after Democratic President Joe Biden was inaugurated, “we go to war.”Their first planned target was the John L. Burton Democratic Headquarters in Sacramento, prosecutors said. He was taken into custody then on state charges after the FBI said he sent text messages that agents perceived as threats against the unoccupied Governor’s Mansion and social media companies Facebook and Twitter.
EU Spares Pipeline Oil From Russian Embargo Plan to Break Logjam
The commission also proposed restricting re-exports of Russian oil supplied by pipeline to other member states or third countries. Story continuesEU ambassadors are scheduled to meet on Sunday when they could discuss the revised package. Sanctions ImpactThe EU had previously proposed phasing out all Russian oil imports by early next year. The countries are heavily reliant on Russian oil, but they account for a relatively small portion of the EU’s overall imports from Moscow. However, the bulk of the pipeline deliveries are to Germany and Poland, which have signaled they will wean themselves off Russian supplies regardless of any EU action.
Harris calls for unity as Buffalo lays the last shooting victim to rest
She attended the service at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo with second gentleman Doug Emhoff. "This is a moment that requires all good people, all God-loving people to stand up and say we will not stand for this. Enough is enough," said Harris, who wasn't scheduled to speak and came to the microphone at the urging of the Rev. Harris later told reporters the administration is not "sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like" to the nation's gun violence problem. Whitfield was the mother of former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield.
Real Madrid, nearly overwhelmed by Liverpool, steals yet another Champions League title
And as that heroic goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, the man of the match, had said: "When Real Madrid play a final, they win it." Because they are Real Madrid, the most successful club in European soccer history, winners of a 14th European title on Saturday at the Stade de France in Paris. ? pic.twitter.com/GVzH0BsgvZ — Champions League final on CBS & Paramount+ (@CBSSportsGolazo) May 28, 2022They are Real Madrid, but for interminable stretches along the way, they didn't play like it. They opened their Champions League campaign at a stunned Santiago Bernabeu with a loss to Moldovan minnows Sheriff Tiraspol. It had reached all 63 games available to English teams, and had come within one league point and one Champions League win of a quadruple.
Real Madrid beats Liverpool 1-0 for 14th European Cup title
Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Brazil winger Vinícius Júnior applied a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of goal, securing a win that gave Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti a record fourth European Cup title. Madrid cemented its status as the king of European soccer, given the Spanish giant owns double the number of European Cups as the No. It was greeted by jeers inside the stadium, given those fans had already endured long queues. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II' heads to Nintendo Switch on June 8th
One of the best Star Wars games ever made is making its way to Switch. Alongside the news that Respawn Entertainment will release Star Wars Jedi: Survivor in 2023, Disney shared yesterday that Aspyr is porting 2004’s Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords to Nintendo’s handheld. Many Star Wars fans love Knights of the Old Republic II for its more complicated portrayal of the conflict between the Jedi and the Sith. And for the most part, they succeeded in that goal, making the PC version of The Sith Lords the definitive way to experience Knights of the Old Republic II. While we wait for more information on the Restored Content DLC, Aspyr said it would release KotOR II to Switch on June 8th.
'We received feedback': The commercialization of Juneteenth backfires for big brands
Large corporations that initially sought to cash in on Juneteenth-themed items ahead of the new federal holiday on are now walking back their commercialization efforts after backlash on social media. "Juneteenth holiday marks a celebration of freedom and independence," the company said in a statement. "However, we received feedback that a few items caused concern for some of our customers and we sincerely apologize. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed a law that made Juneteenth a federal holiday. “Imagine how different the landscape would look if Juneteenth had been designated as a federal holiday after reparations had been paid,” he said.
Elon Musk Asks Jeff Bezos to Make an Important Choice
Elon Musk has advice for Jeff Bezos. Musk and Bezos also seem concerned about growing homelessness in big cities like San Francisco and Seattle. And Musk seems to need this rivalry, a healthy rivalry in the conquest of space with Bezos in particular. Starlink is well ahead of Project Kuiper currently, with more than 2,400 satellites already in orbit. Last month, NASA picked six satellite companies -- including Musk's SpaceX and Project Kuiper --- to develop space communication services in Earth orbit.
Column: De León, lapped by mayoral front-runners in heavily Latino L.A., begins last-ditch sprint
With just over a week to go, he’s trying to catch front-runners Rick Caruso and Karen Bass. AdvertisementIn 2005, Antonio Villaraigosa trounced Mayor Jim Hahn, taking more than 80% of the Latino vote and roughly half of both the Black and white vote. Villaraigosa, by the way, says he and De León are friends, but he committed to Bass before De León jumped into the race. He figures that if he can nail down 60% of the Latino vote, he’s got a shot. “I still think Kevin will get the largest part of the Latino vote,” said Fernando Guerra, who runs Loyola Marymount’s Center for the Study of Los Angeles.
They came out of the ‘cannabis closet’ to help other Asian Americans do the same
Sysamone Phaphon, left, and Eunice Kim have spearheaded an effort to translate a pot primer into 11 Asian languages to help educate the community about cannabis. And not being shamed is a real big thing in the Asian community. Even something that feels as small as translating it into different languages is a huge step in destigmatizing it, because it makes it more accessible. I think it makes a big statement for the Asian community to see that it’s not just Sysamone and me who are Asian founders in the space. Kim: Community reception.
Vegetation fire breaks out in wetlands north of Bay Point
A vegetation fire broke out Saturday in Contra Costa County in the wetlands north of Bay Point, authorities said. Around 2 p.m., the Contra Costa Fire Protection District said the fire had reached 20 acres and was being “pushed by the wind.” No structures were threatened. CalFire helicopters were also on the scene, dropping water on hard to reach points of the fire. Check back for updates.
East Oakland sit-in aims to reopen Parker Elementary School
Classes may be over for the summer at Parker Elementary School, but that didn’t stop dozens of students, parents and neighbors from gathering on the East Oakland institution’s campus Saturday afternoon. Support for the new Parker Community School has already flowed in, with summer classes and programs — teaching life skills such as farm-to-table gardening, chess, double dutch and roller-skating — scheduled to start as early as Tuesday. Love Lee, a 10-year-old who wants to be a civil rights leader, veterinarian and doctor when she grows up, hopes she’ll be able to stay at Parker Elementary for 6th grade next year. But even if that dream doesn’t pan out, she said she wants the East Oakland school’s impact to live on. “I want them to feel like they’re loved at Parker because all these teachers, they helped us through it.”Regardless of the fate of the new Parker Community School, Tambu wants the community to know that they are fighting for a mission that extends beyond one single school.
San Jose fire threatening several commercial buildings
SAN JOSE — A large fire broke out on the 200 block of Leo Ave. Saturday afternoon, the San Jose Fire Department said. The one-alarm fire reported around 2:30 p.m. was threatening several commercial buildings, prompting the closure of 7th Street from Phelan Ave. to Tully Road. The San Jose Police Department was also on the scene. Check back for updates.
David Puig hoping to lead Arizona State golf team to national championship
It didn't matter that Arizona State golf standout David Puig was a two-time All-American. But Coach Matt Thurmond informed him later that night at the team hotel he was going to be back in the lineup when the second round commenced. He didn't have quite as good a day in Saturday's second round, settling for a 4-over 74 for a two-day total of 144. After the round Thurmond took to the podium in the media room"It's always a wild ride with David, no matter how well he is playing," Thurmond laughed. How he goes, so does our team," Thurmond said.
On Roosevelt Row, allegations of inappropriate behavior follow owner of popular bookstore
Aaron Johnson founded Lawn Gnome Publishing in 2004 and opened a storefront near Fifth and Roosevelt streets with Kickstarter funds in 2012. Lawn Gnome Publishing's annual New Year's Eve party, called Flannel Ball, was a hot spot for downtown hipsters. He denied ever dating current employees and said there was only one case in which he dated a former employee after they left Lawn Gnome Publishing. She said she quit after about two years of working at Lawn Gnome Publishing in 2016, but later returned to offer her help. He said he wanted Lawn Gnome Publishing to serve as a "springboard" for his employees' careers, and regrets that people have been hurt.
Project SEARCH helps young adults with developmental disabilities transition to work
Project SEARCH is an international program that provides young adults with developmental disabilities with skills and experience to transition from high school to work and the rest of adult life. These three organizations became Project SEARCH internships because of "their willingness to give us space and to integrate us," Thome said. Transition to work programs for adults with developmental disabilities exist across the U.S. "(I've learned) how to get out of my comfort zone a lot, and how to communicate more," Moreno said about her experience with Project SEARCH. Carrie Atkeson, whom Moreno lives with, heard about Project SEARCH due to her own experience as a special education teacher in Buckeye.
Arizona State softball smashes program home run records during NCAA Tournament
2006ASU advanced in two wins over Florida State in the Tempe Super Regional. 2007ASU battled through a 10-inning opener against LSU at the Tempe Super Regional with a 1-0 win and then won the next to advance. 2009ASU shut out North Dakota State in both games to advance in the Tempe Super Regional. 2012ASU fell in the first game of the Tempe Super Regional, but went on to defeat Louisiana Lafayette in the next two games. 2018ASU defeated South Carolina in two games at the Tempe Super Regional.
Anime fans, cosplayers bow out of Arizona convention after sexual assault accusation
Update: Allie Heady retracted her Dec. 15, 2021, sexual assault accusation against Kato Tam, also known as Gackto, in a Facebook post dated March 31, 2022. Cosplayers and fans of comic books, anime and video games have vowed to boycott a long-running Arizona anime convention in January due to allegations of misconduct and sexual assault against the convention’s director, who has since stepped down. Gackto also was the name of the director of Taiyou Con, an annual anime convention scheduled for Jan. 7-9 at Mesa Convention Center. Taiyou Convention LLC was incorporated in 2016 and has a separate identification number from Taiyou LLC, which was created in 2010 and lists Kato Tan. In an Instagram comment, the organizers said there will be “zero tolerance for harassment of any kind,” with trained volunteer security staff stationed “in every building.”Victims of sexual assault and abuse can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 at 800-656-4673 or chat with a trained staff member at https://hotline.rainn.org/online.
2022 Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team
(Del Sol volleyball photo)Green Valley's Aiden Olsen is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Green Valley volleyball photo)Green Valley's Aric Olsen is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Green Valley volleyball photo)Arbor View's Carson Cheney is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Arbor View volleyball photo)Spring Valley's Carson Dooley is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team. (Spring Valley volleyball photo)Shadow Ridge's Tyler Kirk is a member of the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada boys volleyball team.
Sky lose to top-ranked Aces 83-76
Sunday’s Sky game against the Las Vegas Aces was ugly. Despite a terrible night shooting, they cut the Aces' lead to four with under a minute left to play after going into a fullcourt press. The Sky shot 16% from three, their lowest mark of the season, and were held to their second-lowest scoring output en route to an 83-76 loss to the top-ranked Aces. Sunday’s loss moves the Sky (4-3) to third in the Eastern Conference and sixth overall. Courtney Vandersloot led the Sky with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.
Chef José Andrés praises the ‘importance of volunteers’ in Ron Howard’s ‘We Feed People’
“It’s really about the importance of volunteers and volunteerism,” Howard said, and what urgent, yet compassionate, aid really looks like. An early scene recounts the powerful lesson Andrés learned during his first relief trip to Haiti, when he learned to make beans from local women using their traditional methods, rather than his own. “We are doing close to 400,000 meals a day,” Andrés said, getting even more animated and garrulous as he touts WCK’s accomplishments. We were the first people in Bucha (Ukraine) after the war started.”“Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24,” said Andrés. We were there serving meals on the 25th.”“We Feed People” (Unrated) is available to stream on Disney+ starting Friday, May 27.
Chicago Sky miss 18 consecutive 3-point attempts in a 83-76 loss to the Las Vegas Aces
A’ja Wilson had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Dearica Hamby added 14 and 12, and the Las Vegas beat the defending-champion Chicago Sky 83-76 on Saturday at Wintrust Arena for their sixth consecutive win. Kelsey Plum had 19 points, Chelsea Gray added 18 and Jackie Young finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks for the Aces (8-1). They took a 51-38 lead into halftime, led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter and had a 10-point lead with 4 minutes to play. Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points and nine rebounds, Kahleah Copper also scored 12 points and Candace Parker added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Sky (4-3). Rebekah Gardner also scored 11 points and Azura Stevens added seven points and a season-high 10 rebounds.
Saunders: Questions arise as Rockies slide toward irrelevance
As baseball’s Memorial Day milepost nears, the Rockies are quickly sliding toward irrelevance, at least in the standings. * The Rockies are averaging 30,793 fans per game at Coors Field, which ranks 11th in the majors in attendance. This Rockies team lacks an identity. The low point in the Rockies’ attendance came in 2005 when they drew an average of 23,634 fans per game. Given what a glorious place Coors Field is on a summer night, I don’t think the Rockies will fall back to the ’05 level again.
Mike McDaniel bringing new vibe, energy to Dolphins through organized team activities
A prevailing thought across sports is that a team takes on the personality of its coach. It sure seems to be the case with the 2022 Miami Dolphins through their offseason and organized team activities. There’s a noticeable difference in the vibes around Dolphins players in new coach Mike McDaniel’s first several practices led than under his predecessor, Brian Flores, more of a disciplinarian. “We all feel the energy in here, and it just feels like a different vibe this year, for sure,” cornerback Nik Needham said. It just felt natural since Day 1.”McDaniel, 39, is young for a head coach but still considerably older than most players on the Dolphins roster — most.
BottleRock’s ‘best kept secret’ is out — but you have to pass the toilet
Entering BottleRock’s “Porta-Party Speakeasy,” hosted by whiskey-maker Monkey Shoulder, feels a bit like entering Narnia. You walk into a nondescript Porta Potti located near the Third Street entrance to the festival and suddenly you’re thrust into a booming club. The small space — billed as the festival’s “best kept secret” — was packed with people dancing on opening day of the festival, Friday, May 27, while White Panda, the Los Altos electronic dance music producer, commanded the turntables. It’s the speakeasy’s first time back at BottleRock since 2019, when Monkey Shoulder set up the activation for the first time with Kristian Nairn (Hodor on “Game of Thrones”) performing a DJ set. “You only discover it if you happen to open the door and walk in.”
Flags placed at Calverton National Cemetery to honor America's fallen this Memorial Day
02:00Cops: Grandmother of girl celebrating her Sweet 16 was one of the victims in New Hyde Park crash
Memorial Day weekend kicks off in Chicago’s Daley Plaza with wreath-laying, parade to ‘remember and honor over 1.2 million American heroes’
Amira Perez, of the Morgan Park High School JROTC program, marches in Chicago's Memorial Day parade on May 28, 2022. Amira Perez, of the Morgan Park High School JROTC program, marches in Chicago's Memorial Day parade on May 28, 2022. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)Mayor Lori Lightfoot greets Navy ROTC cadet Jonathan Rodriguez during the Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Chicago's Daley Plaza on May 28, 2022. Harris said she has been attending Chicago’s Memorial Day celebration for years, always to honor her son, Sgt. AdvertisementHarris said she is “glad” the city continues to honor veterans and celebrate Memorial Day in big ways year after year and hopes the tradition stays alive.
Massapequa again beats Syosset, repeats as Nassau A girls lacrosse champions
History likes to repeat itself when it comes to the Massapequa girls lacrosse team. In a rematch of last year’s championship game, Massapequa defeated Syosset, 7-6, to claim its second straight Nassau Class A title Friday at Adelphi. “It was a game where you were sitting on the edge of your seats” Cardello said. Northport took a 10-6 victory over a young Massapequa team last year, but Kollar says her team will be ready for the rematch. “We knew we would be playing them again and this year we really have something to prove against Northport.”
Rocky Point claims Game 1 of Suffolk A baseball finals
The ominous dark cloud moved over the field at Rocky Point. Top-seeded Rocky Point beat No. 3 Mount Sinai, and the rain by just a few minutes. Game 2 in this best-of-three is set for noon Monday at Mount Sinai. Really, Sean Hamilton won it for Rocky Point (22-2) with just brilliant relief work.
Flags again planted at graves of fallen soldiers in Calverton National Cemetery
Thousands of volunteers representing Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Cub Scout troops from all corners of Long Island spent Saturday at Calverton National Cemetery planting flags at the graves of fallen soldiers to honor their service on Memorial Day weekend. For Kurtzrock, scouts who place flags at the gravesites learn about giving back and understand what soldiers gave up for the country. Skylar Strouse, 4, of Coram, helps place a flag at Calverton National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend volunteer event Saturday. Credit: Morgan CampbellJillian James, a cubmaster for Huntington Cub Scout Pack 403, was taking part for the first time at the ceremony with her pack of 15 to 20 children, who arrived at 9 a.m. Despite the long lines of traffic getting in, the children were in good spirits as they planted flags, James said.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom: 'I feel completely normal'
“I feel completely normal,” deGrom said, adding later that he has felt that way for well over a month. The challenge deGrom and the Mets face now — and indefinitely — is how to get him back in the fashion that keeps him healthiest longest. “When you’re trying to decide whether to come back too early or not, you kind of look at the long term,” he said. The good news, according to deGrom, is that he is done with MRIs and other medical imaging, barring further issues. “So now it’s just making sure it handles the throwing and nothing pops up,” deGrom said.
Champions League final: Real Madrid slips by Liverpool for 14th European title
PARIS — Real Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing crowd issues outside the Stade de France on Saturday. Madrid cemented its status as the king of European soccer, given the Spanish giant owns double the number of European Cups as the No. Officers with batons and riot shields ran from gate to gate to prevent pockets of fans forcing their way into the stadium without showing tickets. It was greeted by jeers inside the stadium, given those fans had already endured long queues. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
Royals sprint past Twins, 7-3
After rolling through the American League Central through most of two months, the Twins have veered into the ditch. The Twins were 14-3 against their division rivals until they lost to the Tigers, 4-2, in 10 innings on Wednesday. Larnach walked, and pinch-hitter Ryan Jeffers hit a two-run single to cut the Royals’ lead to 5-3. But the Royals tacked on two runs in the seventh on Dozier’s two-out, two-run single off right-hander Jovani Moran, who came on in relief of lefty Juan Minaya. BRIEFLYJeffers entered the game as a defensive replacement for catcher Gary Sanchez, who left the game with a heat-related illness.
Fact check: NRA speakers on gun and crime statistics
WASHINGTON — Speakers at the National Rifle Association annual meeting assailed a Chicago gun ban that doesn’t exist, ignored security upgrades at the Texas school where children were slaughtered and roundly distorted national gun and crime statistics as they pushed back against any tightening of gun laws. If they worked, Chicago wouldn’t be the murder hellhole that it has been for far too long.”THE FACTS: Chicago hasn’t had a ban on handguns for over a decade. And in 2014, a federal judge overturned the city’s ban on gun shops. The percentage of U.S. households with at least one gun in the home hasn’t significantly changed over the past 50 years. Since the ban was lifted, the rifles — called “modern sporting rifles” by the industry — have surged in popularity.
Making sense of a mass shooting in the middle of Texas gun country
Kevin Rector Los Angeles Times (TNS)UVALDE, Texas — Randall Methvin is a thoughtful man who talks with a Texas twang, still works as a ranch hand at age 68 and has felt an affinity for firearms since childhood, when his Depression-hardened father would take him out quail and dove hunting.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
NEW YORK — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,400 flights were canceled as of 5;15 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it’s trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
East Boston wins first BCL baseball title in 31 years
East Boston (18-2) sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run second inning to blow open the game and capture the Boston City League title for the first time since 1991 in an 8-1 victory over New Mission. “When they got the early run on us, our attitudes were a little down and (Santiago) was a huge at bat. That’s why he was our MVP today,” said East Boston coach Jeff Arinella of Santiago, who was named Most Outstanding Player for the tournament. Santiago knocked in Mikey O’Neill (2-for-4, two runs) as Chris Frazier followed up with his own RBI single to center for the 6-1 Eastie lead after three complete. “It’s part of baseball, but if we get (Santiago) out, everything changes,” said New Mission coach Modesto Gomez.
GOP candidates for governor: Restricting guns isn't answer to school shootings
The GOP candidates addressed the subject of guns in schools during a debate in Traverse City Saturday afternoon. Their comments came four days after a shooter killed 19 children and two teachers inside an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Six Republican candidates for governor participated in Saturday's debate, including all five contenders whose names remain on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. "We don’t have a gun problem, folks," Soldano said. Lavora Barnes, chairwoman of the Michigan Democratic Party, said in a statement Saturday that the GOP candidates' positions amounted to "refusing to protect kids from gun violence."
Movement Electronic Music Festival back with a vengeance at Detroit's Hart Plaza
That’s right, the Movement Electronic Music Festival is back. The music festival was silent for two years during the pandemic. “It’s my favorite musical event of the year.”The festival resonates deeply in Detroit, which is only fitting because the Motor City is the birthplace of techno music. “I have (in past years).”O’Brien said he comes downtown for work and fun and, every time he drove past Hart Plaza the past two years, he felt bad. He was missing the music festival the way a person feels about the passing of a close friend.
At Senior PGA, Stephen Ames leads, but two Masters champs loom large
Langer and Weir, paired together on a glorious, sunny, low-wind afternoon, both shot 4-under 67 and were two shots back of leader Stephen Ames after 54 holes. He's already owns the record for most Champions Tour majors (11), and is second all-time in Champions Tour wins (43, to Hale Irwin's 45). He's the oldest Champions Tour winner (64, in February), and the oldest major winner (61). SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARDSo he knows as well as anybody the importance of the key save. He made a great par save from the greenside hazard at the 14th, chipping out of the rough to a foot, but then he couldn't make birdie at the par-5 15th.
Saturday's motors: Berry outduels Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Charlotte
Steve ReedAssociated PressConcord, N.C. — Josh Berry outdueled teammate Justin Allgaier to give JR Motorsports its first win at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Xfinity Series race on Saturday. JR Motorsports has won 63 Xfinity Series races and two Trucks races, but this was the first win at CMS. “I have been an employee at Junior Motorsports since 2010 and I’ve seen them struggle a lot at Charlotte,” Berry said. Allmendinger lost air in his tire in the second half of the race, costing him a chance at a win. Ferrari locked out the front row as Carlos Sainz Jr. qualified second despite spinning into Sergio Perez’ disabled Red Bull with 30 seconds remaining in Saturday qualifying.
Real Madrid beats Liverpool for 14th European Cup title
The English team couldn’t find a way past Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who tipped Sadio Mane’s first-half shot onto the post and produced an even better save to turn away Mohamed Salah’s effort in the 81st. “I was going to win a Champions League no matter what.”Vinicius sank to his knees and covered his face at fulltime. Madrid underlined its status as the king of European soccer, given the Spanish giant owns double the number of European Cups as the No. Others barged their way past security and sprinted onto the concourse before getting wrestled to the ground. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
Volleyball notebook: Manning has a vision for St. John’s Prep
Facing Catholic Memorial last season amid a breakout year, St. John’s Prep’s Brian Manning, then a junior, saw one of his favorite plays developing right at the net. Take one look in the eyes of Manning during a game, and you’ll see a fire to dominate and win. Doctors have suggested he doesn’t play sports, but Manning – ambitious, not reckless – doesn’t shy away. After coming into his own his junior season, Manning has become a critical piece to a team that heads into the Div. “This season is better than I could’ve ever imagined it going,” Manning said.
High safety marks for all but two Boston Harbor region beaches
Public beaches in the Boston Harbor region scored high overall in terms of water quality safety, according to the latest report card, but two continue to lag far behind. The latest Metropolitan Beaches Water Quality Report Card, released Saturday by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay shows two South Boston beaches have the safest water quality, followed by Nantasket Beach in Hull and another two beaches in Southie. Mancini also pointed to poor communication from the state Department of Public Health, in terms of alerting beachgoers to water quality risks last year. The annual report card ranks the safety of DCR-managed public beaches in Dorchester, East Boston, South Boston, Hull, Nahant, Lynn, Quincy, Revere and Winthrop. However, the report card showed the overall water quality rating was down 7% in 2021 — 86% to the previous year’s 93% score.
Nathan Eovaldi's first career complete game, Bobby Dalbec's pinch-hit homer lead Red Sox over Orioles
The solo shot was the decisive run as the Sox outlasted the Orioles, 5-3, in a back-and-forth game at Fenway Park. Nathan Eovaldi threw a complete game to preserve the bullpen in the first of two games between the Sox and O’s in a scheduled doubleheader. It was particularly needed for Dalbec given Cora has started to turn to Christian Arroyo over him for key pinch-hitting opportunities against lefties. But Eovaldi started getting some quick outs in the later innings. Eovaldi’s efforts preserved the ‘pen for the second game of the doubleheader.
As Uvalde parents seethe, recourse against police may be limited
The Texas Torts Claims Act grants permission to sue in certain limited circumstances, but according to legal experts interviewed, those wouldn’t apply in the Uvalde school shooting case. Police chief blamed for slow response during Robb Elementary school shooting to join Uvalde City CouncilThe police chief at the center of controversy, sparked by officers’ response to the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, is slated to be sworn onto the Uvalde City Council next week. He also serves as the chief of police for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, tasked with overseeing the six-officer police force spanning eight different schools. I have plenty of ideas, and I definitely have plenty of drive,” Arredondo said in the wake of his victory. Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw said the police chief made the “wrong decision” in the minutes after gunfire erupted inside the Uvalde primary school on Tuesday.
South Boston beaches top region's water quality report card
Four of the five safest beaches in the metropolitan region, in terms of water quality, are nestled near the Harbor in South Boston, according to a Beach Water Quality Report Card released on Saturday. Compiled by Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, the annual Metropolitan Beaches Water Quality Report Card grades the safety of public beaches in Dorchester, East Boston, South Boston, Hull, Lynn, Nahant, Quincy, Revere and Winthrop. Johnson, 31, said he does not visit Pleasure Bay much anymore, but went often when he was growing up on the South Shore. The organization said rainfall had a significant impact on the water quality of the region’s beaches in 2021, a year that saw much more rain than 2020. Despite the rain, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay said five beaches — Pleasure Bay and City Point in South Boston, Nantasket in Hull and Winthrop Beach — had perfect water quality scores last year, according to the report card.
Watercolor artist embraces making mistakes as a way to grow in her craft
Carol Carpenter remembers watching her grandmother create dolls from hollyhock blossoms. Sumner & Dene Gallery carries her paintings. “Sometimes what you think is a mistake can be the very best part of it.”“Old Ranch,” Carol Carpenter. (Courtesy of Sumner & Dene) “Grant Street, San Francisco,” Carol Carpenter. “Grant Street, San Francisco” captures both the beauty and grit of image-packed Chinatown.
Diamond notebook: Family fuels Foxboro baseball
The trio also all has younger brothers in Tommy Watts, Mike Marcuecella, and Ryan O’Leary who have developed into contributors as freshmen on the varsity team. Sean O’Leary is 4-1 on the mound with 42 strikeouts in 29.2 innings to go with a 1.65 ERA. Along with O’Leary, Ryan LeClair boasts a .381 average with 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored while manning the hot corner. Sean O’Leary is a beast. The win improves the Vikings to 10-10 on the season, the first 10-win season in 14 years for Winthrop.
‘Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric’ showcases art forged from a ‘playful place’
The work of Jeffrey Gibson swirls with explosions of color, pattern, geometrics and collage. The renowned Mississippi Band of Choctaw/Cherokee artist is showcasing his work in “Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric” at SITE Santa Fe through Sept. 11 in a comprehensive survey. I decided to use them almost as a mark.”“Red Sunset,” “Desert Sky” and “Red Moon,” Jeffrey Gibson, 2021. (Courtesy of Site Santa Fe) “Untitled Figure I,” Jeffrey Gibson, 2022. “Pahl Lee,” Jeffrey Gibson (b.
Love, lust and longing collide in ‘References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot’
José Rivera’s surreal romance “References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot” opens at the Vortex Theatre on Friday, June 3. It’s surrealism with a realism center.”As love, lust and longing collide, the play celebrates the confusion that grows out of trying to understand not only the one you love, but yourself as well. “I’ve been obsessed with José Rivera since I read his play ‘Marisol,’ ” Martinez said. The play asks the central questions: Can you live with someone who’s lost what you fell in love with? “References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot” stars Marcus Ivey (“The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”) as Benito and Kim Gleason (artistic director of Two Words theater) as Gabriela.
Rancher and poet uses life on the range as inspiration
Deanna Dickinson McCall is a rancher and an award-winning writer of Western poetry and song. “The house sat in the bottom of a canyon and was very old,” McCall said of her first home. I loved the old nursery rhymes.”Evenings at the ranch house were spent on the front porch, or close to it. “My granddaddy would tell the old cowboy stories (on the porch), and he’d sing the old cowboy songs, playing the harmonica and the Jew’s harp and trading off with the hired hand. She said she started writing her own poetry about 1987 while she was living in Nevada, and she and her whole family were reciting traditional Western poetry at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.
A great Cannes goes pear-shaped giving the Palme d’Or to Triangle of Sadness
That’s the mood we’re all in and maybe Triangle of Sadness addresses that mood. Triangle of Sadness could well be speaking to the zeitgeist, but not as interestingly (or as originally) as it thinks. Triangle of Sadness. Triangle of Sadness was – like everything else this year – divisive. Whatever my (infinitesimal) reservations about Close, I personally would have thought it far superior to the grandstanding showoff film-making of Triangle of Sadness.
High School Softball: Holy Cross, North Bullitt, Butler advance in 6th Region Tournament
Riley Wilkins homered and pitched a 3-hit shutout to lead the Holy Cross High School softball team to a 15-0 victory over visiting Fern Creek on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Sixth Region Tournament. More local softball news: Male, Assumption advance in Seventh Region TournamentMattie Streble also homered for Holy Cross (19-14), which finished with 11 hits. Holy Cross will face defending state champion Butler in Sunday’s 7 p.m. regional final at the University of Louisville’s Ulmer Stadium. North Bullitt 13, Fairdale 7The host Eagles (16-21) pounded out 18 hits in their victory over the Bulldogs (20-18). More coverage:Sign up for The Courier Journal's high school sports newsletterKacee Blair had Bullitt Central’s lone hit.
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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probeThe actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Authorities acknowledged Friday that children and teachers repeatedly begged 911 operators for help while the police chief told more than a dozen officers to wait in a hallway at Robb Elementary School. TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minuteIn the hours and days since the fatal shooting of 19 children and their two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, authorities have given varying accounts of what happened and how they responded. But Russia’s recent progress in Ukraine's eastern Donbas region could embolden Putin to keep pursuing his military goals in the country. Now, Republicans are making similar points as the nation reels from the shooting that killed at least 19 children at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
A look at all the Kentucky cities and counties with active Fairness Ordinances
Since 1991, the Fairness Campaign has worked to get cities and counties around the commonwealth to pass anti -LGBTQ discrimination ordinances. The movement has picked up speed with time. In early 2020, Woodford County passed the first county-wide fairness ordinance in the state in 20 years. Today, 23 municipalities across the Blue Grass State have fairness ordinances in place. The ordinances seek to bar discrimination against the LGBTQ community when it comes to housing, employment and public accommodations.
Real Madrid win Champions League as Vinícius Júnior strike sinks Liverpool
There have been six trophies under the manager, including two massive ones – the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League the following season. Standing in the Real goal, Thibaut Courtois had a night when he made outstanding saves and also saw the defenders in front of him put their bodies on the lines, repeatedly thwarting Liverpool. Vinícius Júnior struck the decisive blow just before the hour and, no matter what Liverpool did thereafter, Courtois found a way to deny them. With this Real team the fear lies in what they might do, the moment that they could create. Casemiro fluffed a square pass with Vínicius and Benzema in front of goal and Courtois denied Salah twice more.
Texas gunman had threatened school shootings on social media, reports say
The teenager had used the social media app Yubo to threaten school shootings and rape, as well as to show off a rifle he had bought, CNN reported on Saturday. And Keanna Baxter, 17, told told the San Antonio Express-News that she’d learned how he could be unpredictable from a friend who had dated him. The victims included 19 children and two teachers shot dead and 17 others injured. Texas law enforcement officials have said Ramos asked his sister in September when he could buy a gun in Texas. Two weeks later, he posted on Instagram: “10 more days.”Someone replied, “Are you gonna shoot up a school or something?”“No.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid, player ratings: Courtois produces 10/10 performance to deny Salah and Mane
A goal from Vinicius Junior was enough to see Real Madrid win their 14th European Cup in a match notable for the heroics of Thibaut Courtois in the Real goal. LiverpoolAlissonA virtual spectator for most of the first half but almost blundered when Benzema had the ball in the net. 6/10Trent Alexander-ArnoldCreated problems down the right, setting up a good early chance for Salah, but was badly caught out by danger man Vinicius Junior for the winner. 5/10Ibrahima KonatePreferred to Joel Matip and his pace and aggression was important against Vinicius as he covered for Alexander-Arnold’s attacks. 7/10Virgil van DijkUp against Benzema and did a good job of keeping the danger man quiet.
Gareth Southgate: Jack Grealish more suited to England after season at Manchester City
Gareth Southgate says that Jack Grealish has learned to be a different kind of footballer in his title-winning season at Manchester City and that the changing of his role at club level makes him more suited to what he will be asked to do in an England shirt. Speaking extensively about the right-footed left winger who caught the country’s imagination at Euro 2020 last summer, Southgate joked that perceptions of the player summarised the volatility of the public mood. It’s a very different ask, more aligned at club [as opposed to] … what we’ve asked him to do. If you’d said to me ‘He’s not going to score 20 goals this year’; well, I wouldn’t have expected that. Southgate outlined his backing for Harry Maguire, the embattled Manchester United captain, whom he said was still in his first-choice centre-half pairing along with John Stones.
The Queen will change Trooping the Colour tradition for first time to salute from Buckingham Palace
The Queen is to take a salute from the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the first time in her 70 years of Trooping the Colour, in a compromise that will allow her to fulfil her Jubilee duties in comfort. The working-from-home arrangement will allow Her Majesty to take her traditional part in the celebrations, without having to make the journey to Horse Guards Parade in person or sit on a dais for the long ceremony. The Prince of Wales, colonel of the Welsh Guards, will take the customary salute at Horse Guards Parade, joined by the Duke of Cambridge and the Princess Royal, colonel of the Blues and Royals, all on horseback on the parade ground. The Duke of Cambridge on Saturday carried out the Colonel’s Review of the final rehearsal of Trooping the Colour, in his role as royal colonel of the Irish Guards. Numerous "Plan B" scenarios for Trooping the Colour had already been proposed, including the Queen travelling by car instead of carriage to Horse Guards Parade, or another member of her family inspecting the troops on her behalf while she only appeared in public to wave.
Abba Voyage: The band's virtual concert needs to be seen to be believed
"So if you come out of here and feel like you've seen a visual spectacle, we will have failed. If you come out of here and you've laughed and you've cried and you can't wait to go back, that's what we want."
US gun laws: Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban
US Vice-President Kamala Harris has called for an assault weapons ban, in the wake of a shooting at a primary school classroom in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 children. Ms Harris had been attending the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, who was shot and killed at a supermarket two weeks ago in Buffalo, in the state of New York.
Major train companies turn their backs on crippling national rail strike
The failure of union leaders to extend a planned rail strike to the country’s largest train franchise has prompted optimism within the Government that any action will be unable to cripple the network. The Telegraph understands that the low turnout in the Rail, Maritime and Transport union’s vote on strike action by Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is being seen as evidence of a falling appetite for industrial action among rail staff. Separately, the turnout among South Western Railway workers was 64 per cent, compared to 77 per cent in a dispute over guards in 2017. “Staff on commuter networks are clearly smelling the coffee here. Writing in The Telegraph, he said: “These rail reforms would create a raft of big new politically-commissioned single-firm monopoly train services.
Video: Russians advance after blasting towns to wastelands in east of Ukraine
Video: THIRTY THOUSAND troops have been killed in Ukraine, claims Kyiv amid fears Putin is making gains in the Donbas - while West ups efforts to break grain blockade and 'avert global food crisis'Ukraine has admitted it may have to retreat from its last post in the Luhansk region as Russian forces continue their relentless march. Putin's forces are now into their fourth month of the invasion.
Spanish diver rescues 12-metre long whale who was trapped in an illegal fishing net
In a gripping underwater rescue, Spanish divers have freed a 12-metre long humpback whale entangled in an illegal drift net off the Balearic island of Mallorca. Torras said last Friday that the rescue was a great birthday present for her - the 'best ever' in her words. The whale was stuck in a fishing net. ReutersHow did they rescue the whale? They discovered the whale completely trapped in the red fishnet so it could not even open its mouth.
Liverpool beaten by Real Madrid in Champions League final
Liverpool have been beaten in the Champions League final after a 1-0 defeat by Real Madrid in Paris. Brazilian winger Jose Vinicius Junior put Real Madrid ahead in the 59th minute, slotting in after a driven cross from Federico Valverde. 'When Real Madrid play finals, they win it'Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois told BT Sport after the game: "I said to my friends yesterday that when Real Madrid play finals they win it. "They fought to the end in the Premier League and Liverpool won two cups. "Their route to the final has been incredibly tough, they have beaten the best of British: Chelsea, Manchester City and now Liverpool.
Video: Shocking moment a Sainsbury's security guard punches a schoolboy
Video: Sainsbury's security guard punches boy, 12, in the face after accusing him of stealing from the supermarket's shelvesThis is the shocking moment that a Sainsbury's security guard punched a schoolboy in the face after being accused of shoplifting in Elephant and Castle in south London.
Ulvade shooting: Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban
"Everybody's got to stand up and agree that this should not be happening in our country and that we should have the courage to do something about it," she told the congregants at the funeral.
Russia tests new hypersonic missile with plus 625 mile range
Video: THIRTY THOUSAND troops have been killed in Ukraine, claims Kyiv amid fears Putin is making gains in the Donbas - while West ups efforts to break grain blockade and 'avert global food crisis'A new Nucear capable hypersonic missile hit a target 625 miles away in Russian test launch. The test missile travels at a speed of around 6,670mph and comes amid a string of televised threats of nuclear attacks...
Kylie Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall all pucker up as they strike a pose in wedding snap
Kylie Jenner and most of the Kardashian/Jenner clan descended upon Portofino, Italy last weekend for Kourtney Kardashian's decadent wedding. And on Saturday, the 24-year-old Kylie Cosmetics mogul shared a behind-the-scenes snap in which she was seen posing with her sisters Kourtney, 42, and Kendall Jenner, 26, as well as her daughter, Stormi. 'A WIFE,' Kylie wrote in the caption of the throwback snap, adding a white heart emoji. She wrote in the caption, 'pov your sisters getting married,' and the post quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of likes. It had tiny spaghetti straps but Kylie covered her arms with a play on opera gloves that stretched around her back.
Diane Kruger cosies up to fiancé Norman Reedus at the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony
And Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus looked happier than ever on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony on Saturday. The Troy star teamed her incredible dress with equally showstopping sliver, pointed heels, which featured a complementing bow detail. The actor clutched his film star partner's hand as they posed for pictures, while also chivalrously helping her up the carpeted stairs. After 11 days of the exhilarating festival, the closing ceremony hands out the festival's sought after awards - and awards one film The Palme d'Or. Norman and Diane met when they co-starred in the 2015 movie Sky and began dating the following year.
Boris Johnson brings back the Crown symbol on our pint glasses for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Pint glasses will be adorned with a Crown for the first time in nearly 20 years after Ministers axed EU rules banning the patriotic symbol. A Government source said last night that the legal requirement to use the CE mark led to the effective removal of the Crown symbol because the UK ‘could not have two competing indications of conformity’. Pint glasses were first marked with a Crown more than 300 years ago to reassure suspicious customers that they were not being cheated by unscrupulous landlords trying to serve drinks in undersized glasses. So let’s have Britannia and the Crown and the other symbols of our kingdom stamped all over the place. ‘Let’s make Britain again a flag-waving patriotic country and a tribute to Her Majesty’s dedicated service to our nation.
Is Noel Clarke one more victim of cancel culture - or a predator who just got what he deserved?
Powell also claimed that Clarke secretly filmed a naked audition by the actress Jahannah James, pictured, and then showed Powell the video. Clarke claims he wanted to ensure Ms James would be comfortable in a role that required nudity, but now regrets organising a naked audition. Powell also claimed that Clarke secretly filmed a naked audition by the actress Jahannah James, and then showed Powell the video. Clarke claims he wanted to ensure Ms James would be comfortable in a role that required nudity, but now regrets organising a naked audition. Bafta confirmed: 'In the days following the announcement [of his award], Bafta received allegations in relation to Noel Clarke.
War in Ukraine: Moment tank is blown to pieces on the frontline
Video: THIRTY THOUSAND troops have been killed in Ukraine, claims Kyiv amid fears Putin is making gains in the Donbas - while West ups efforts to break grain blockade and 'avert global food crisis'Ukraine has admitted it may have to retreat from its last post in the Luhansk region as Russian forces continue their relentless march. Putin 's forces - now into their fourth month of the invasion - have...
Video: Brits abroad fighting in Russia to be put on trial in the DPR
Video: IAN BIRRELL: The Kremlin's sharpened its attack - and the mood is suddenly more pessimisticBrits Andrew Hill and Shaun Pinner are to be put on trial in Ukraine where they were fighting, as they are set to be tried in the self-styled Donestsk People's Republic.
Ray Liotta's family hire private jet to fly his body home from the Dominican
Ray Liotta’s body is being transported via private jet from the Dominican Republic back to Los Angeles at his family's request as his devastated fiancée breaks her silence on the actor's shocking death. The Dominican Republic funeral home where Liotta's body has been held made rush arrangements to transport him via private plane, at his family’s request, sources told DailyMail.com. ‘The body is now still with us,’ a staffer at Funeraria Blandino in the Dominican capital Santo Domingo told DailyMail.com Saturday. Two nights before he died, Liotta was pictured dining with Nittolo at an upscale steakhouse in the Dominican Republic. They are pictured in 2008Before finding Nittolo, Liotta was married to producer Michelle Grace.
Ted Cruz confronted at restaurant by progressive activist over Texas school shooting
AdvertisementNew footage shows Ted Cruz being confronted in a Houston restaurant by a gun reform activist over the Texas school shooting after the senator's appearance at the NRA convention. In the video shared by Indivisible Houston, Cruz can be seen posing for what he thinks is a photograph with the progressive activist group's board member Benjamin Hernandez at Uptown Sushi in Houston. With his arm still around Cruz, Hernandez begin to question him on gun control, including asking the senator why he was against why background checks. Hernandez questions Cruz on gun cntrol, including asking the senator why he was against background checks'The background checks wouldn't have stopped the shooter,' Cruz tells Hernanzdez. The conference - a first since 2019 - came three days after the Uvalde shooting, where 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, originally of North Dakota, shot 19 students and two teachers around 11pm on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School.
Vinicius strikes as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final
Vinicius Junior celebrates after scoring for Real Madrid in the Champions League final against LiverpoolParis (AFP) – Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday's Champions League final in Paris to become kings of Europe for a record-extending 14th time after a night marred by problems outside the ground that led to the kick-off being delayed by over half an hour. Instead Real have a fifth Champions League in nine seasons to go with their Spanish title, as Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first coach to win European club football's greatest prize for a fourth time. Ancelotti was also in charge of Real when they won the 2014 final having also triumphed with AC Milan in 2003 and in 2007, the latter victory coming against Liverpool. The final was only moved to the French capital after Saint-Petersburg was stripped of the game following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February. Courtois was superb, flying to his right to keep out a Salah curler before two saves in quick succession late on.
Worshippers drove break with Russian Orthodoxy: Ukrainian church
He was speaking inside Kyiv's Pechersk Lavra monastery -- one of the most ancient and holy sites in Ukraine -- a day after the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchy declared "full independence". The clerics condemned Russian Patriarch Kirill's vocal support for the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, in a historic move against Moscow's spiritual authorities. Kirill is a staunch supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has spoken out in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine several times. "This largely depends on them, because the position held by the representatives of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine is not constructive," he said. "I am afraid that it will weaken the Orthodox Church."
More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church food event
Abuja (AFP) – More than 30 people were killed in southern Nigeria Saturday after a stampede erupted during a crowded church charity event where food was being distributed. Advertising Read moreShoes and slippers lay scattered on the ground after the disaster in Port Harcourt city in southern Rivers State when people tried to force their way into the event, police and witnesses said. A local Kings Assembly church organisation was offering food and gifts for the impoverished at the Port Harcourt Polo Club when a "mammoth" crowd got out of control, Rivers State police said. National Emergency Management Agency southern region coordinator Godwin Tepikor told AFP church members had been seated inside when the crowd of people rushed in. Nigeria has seen several stampede tragedies over food distribution in recent years, including an aid agency food programme in north Borno State where seven women were trampled to death last year.
Ancelotti keeps calm amid the storm to make Real Madrid champions again
Amid the confusion, Madrid had experience on their side in the form of the most successful coach in the competition's history. Just a year ago, Ancelotti was on the other side of Merseyside at Everton, after his stock suffered from short spells at Bayern Munich and Napoli. Instead they have to suffice with a League Cup and FA Cup having come up short by the finest of margins in both the Premier League title race and now in the Champions League final. The only Champions League final Ancelotti has lost as a coach came 17 years ago when his AC Milan side blew a 3-0 half-time lead before losing to Liverpool on penalties. Now he is the most decorated coach in Champions League history.
Real Madrid wow Man City in extra time to reach Champions League final
FOOTBALLReal Madrid's Rodrygo in action with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Madrid, Spain on May 4, 2022. Karim Benzema scored an extra-time penalty as Real Madrid pulled off another astonishing comeback in the Champions League to stun Manchester City 3-1 on Wednesday and book a showdown with Liverpool in the final. “We were so close.”City’s collapse would have been almost inexplicable had it been against anyone other than Real Madrid, who advance to their 17th final in the competition. Real Madrid were the more assertive early on, with Benzema given a couple of difficult opportunities that he put off target. Real Madrid survived and then improved before the break, Modric causing a roar of satisfaction when he outsprinted De Bruyne to cut off a counter.
Moscow Targets Chinese Nationals Amid Coronavirus Fears. And the Arctic Heats Up in Record Speed
This week on the podcast:— China has complained that Moscow’s response to coronavirus is discriminatory and risks damaging relations with Beijing. Associated Press correspondents Francesca Ebel and Dasha Litvinova looked at how Moscow authorities went into great lengths to track down Chinese nationals. — The battle for the Arctic is heating up — literally — as countries, companies and citizens wrangle to protect and advance their interests in the region. We’ll speak to American journalist Alec Luhn about the effects of climate change on the Arctic, and Russia’s political and economic strategy for its icy north. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Real Madrid win 14th Champions League title over Liverpool after late start in Paris
Real Madrid players celebrate after Brazilian striker Vinicius Junior scored their team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League final football match against Liverpool at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, on May 28, 2022. Instead Real have a fifth Champions League in nine seasons to go with their Spanish title, as Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first coach to win European club football's greatest prize for a fourth time. The Frenchman prodded home after the ball broke back to him inside the area but the offside flag was raised. The decision to disallow the goal was upheld after a lengthy VAR check, despite Fabinho deflecting Valverde's touch through to Benzema. Courtois was superb, flying to his right to keep out a Salah curler before two saves in quick succession late on.
Russia Gets Tough on Coronavirus. And What Does Surkov's Departure Say About Modern Russia
From today — that’s Thursday the 20th of February — most Chinese citizens will be temporarily blocked from entering Russia as part of Moscow’s latest moves to contain the spread of coronavirus. The ban covers all Chinese citizens traveling to Russia on employment, tourist and student visas. to discuss Russia’s latest moves to stop the coronavirus spread is Alexander Gabuev , chair of the Asia-Pacific programat Carnegie Moscow Center.
French Open: 2020 winner Swiatek advances, Medvedev cruises in straight sets
Russia's Daniil Medvedev celebrates after winning his third round match against Serbia's Miomir Kecmanovic at the French Open in Paris on May 28, 2022. World number two Daniil Medvedev eased through by defeating Serbian 28th seed Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Medvedev has not dropped a set in three rounds and will next play former US Open champion Marin Cilic who ended 37-year-old Gilles Simon's 17-year-old Roland Garros career with a 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 win. Fourth seed and 2021 runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas needed just 92 minutes to clinch a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win over 95th-ranked Mikael Ymer. Sinner, a quarter-finalist in 2020, triumphed 6-3, 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 and will face seventh-seeded Andrey Rublev for a last-eight spot.
'Fake tickets' to blame for Champions League final delay, UEFA say
The final of Europe's most prestigious club competition was supposed to kick off at 9:00pm (1900 GMT) but was pushed back due to the queues of mainly Liverpool fans who could not get into the ground. As a result, the kick-off was delayed by 35 minutes to allow as many fans as possible with genuine tickets to gain access. "As numbers outside the stadium continued to build up after kick-off, the police dispersed them with tear gas and forced them away from the stadium." Thousands of supporters were still massed outside the stadium with half an hour to go to kick-off. Some 6,800 security forces were deployed for the event, with between 30,000 and 40,000 Liverpool fans without tickets for the final expected in Paris.
Putin Forever? And Russia's Economy Rocked by Coronavirus Fallout
This week on the podcast:— In a televised statement to Russia’s parliament, Vladimir Putin backed a constitutional shake-up that could see him remain president for another two full terms. — Last week, Russia rejected a proposal from Saudi Arabia to cut oil production in response to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, kicking off an “oil price war” and sending global energy prices tumbling. In the studio to weigh up those claims and assess the real damage is Natasha Doff, economy and government editor at Bloomberg News here in Moscow. From Russia With News is hosted by Jake Cordell and produced by Pjotr Sauer. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow.
Russia Prepares for a Surge in Coronavirus Cases
This week on the program we look at how Russia is dealing with the coronavirus, with experts on the line to take us through the latest developments and assess how Russia’s health system and economy will cope with the pandemic. — Moscow Times reporter Evan Gershkovich joins us to go over the steps Russia has taken in recent days. — And finally, ING’s Chief Russia Economist Dmitry Dolgin explains how the massive global economic disruption caused by the coronavirus will affect Russia. Read More:Russia Says It Has Very Few Coronavirus Cases. ‘We Don’t Have Enough Intensive Care Beds’: Coronavirus Will Test Russia’s Creaking Healthcare System
Russia and Turkey Scramble to Avoid Conflict. And What do U.S. Democratic Primaries Mean for Moscow?
This week on the podcast:— The leaders of Russia and Turkey meet in Moscow on Thursday in a bid to de-escalate fighting in Syria which has brought the two countries to the brink of direct military confrontation. Financial Times Bureau Chief Henry Foy joins us in the studio to discuss what is at stake for both countries. The episode was recorded and edited at CM Records Studio in central Moscow. Read More:Russia’s Syria gamble under pressure as Turkey attacks in IdlibHawks say Sanders will be weak on Russia. But Putin should fear a President Bernie
Episode #3 'Hi, it’s Navalny'
AFP was on the plane on Jan. 17, 2021, when Alexei Navalny returned to Russia despite the near certainty of imprisonment. Who is this seemingly fearless man, a social media star with a sardonic sense of humor? Friends, experts and his critics answer the question, with some pointing to a "nationalist," even "racist" past. But more than anything, Navalny has become a thorn in the side of a Russian elite whose alleged corruption he has worked to expose. With interviews of Nikolai Khorzov, AFP video journalist; Sergei Guriev, economics professor at Sciences Po university; Evgeny Feldman, photographer; Darya Navalnaya (Instagram archive); Maria Lipman, political analyst, George Washington University; Valery Fiodorov, director of the Russian polling institute VTsIOM; Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma; Alexei Navalny (archives)
Episode #2 Novichok
We retrace Alexei Navalny’s steps in Siberia during the last moments of his "previous" life, in the city of Tomsk where he was poisoned. A few hours later, he would feel what he described as "the kiss of death." I started to feel that I couldn’t breathe anymore," recounts Vladimir Kara-Murza, another opposition figure who was poisoned. Who poisoned Alexei Navalny? Agnes Callamard, the former UN rapporteur on the poisoning, has little doubt.
Episode #1 The Crackdown
Alexei Navalny’s new home is around 100 kilometers from Moscow, at the end of a muddy path, on the outskirts of the small town of Pokrov. A year after his poisoning, the main opponent to Vladimir Putin lives in a high-security prison. His Anti-Corruption Foundation is banned. Many of his allies are in exile, independent media are closing down and a ‘climate of fear’ reigns among his supporters. Featuring interviews with Konstantin Kotov, former activist and prisoner of Penal Colony 2; Ivan Pavlov, lawyer for Navalny foundations; Yekaterina Schulmann, political scientist; Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma; and Armen Aramyan, journalist at student paper Doxa in Moscow.
Episode #4 The Palace
Could Navalny’s obsession weaken his big opponent, Vladimir Putin? According to the organization, this was at the president’s disposal. Then, tens of thousands of people hit the streets from Moscow to Yakutsk in Siberia with temperatures at -50C. People in more than 110 cities followed Alexei Navalny’s call to protest. With interviews with: Maria Lipman, political scientist; Clementine Fauconnier, professor and Russia specialist at the University of Upper Alsace; Pyotr Tolstoy, deputy speaker of the State Duma; Sergei Guriev, exiled economics professor at Sciences Po university; Vladimir Milov, former deputy energy minister, and Navalny ally in exile; Archives from protests; Alexei Navalny, on Putin’s Palace (YouTube); Vladimir Putin (archives)
Episode #5 Exile
We fly to Lithuania, which has become a refuge for Russian opposition figures in exile because of repression in their own country. From there, they try to convince Russians and the world to take action against President Vladimir Putin’s government. In Siberia, other Kremlin critics see themselves as in a form of internal exile. As European leaders struggle over how to deal with Russia, mixing sanctions with dialogue, we ask: What does the future hold for Russia, and for its opposition? Archives: Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel
The Looming But Not Inevitable (Translation) Disaster
Imminent: ????????, ???????????, ??????????????, ?????????? ? ?.?. In the translation biz, when you must choose one meaning out of many, it’s called concretization. To be more specific about an impending disaster, spell it out in Russian with a phrase like ????????????? ????????? ????? (the imminent danger of war). Sometimes there is still hope it can be avoided: ??? ????????????? ?????????? ?????? ???? ????????????? (The impending disaster must be stopped from happening). ? ?????? ?????? ??????????? ??? ???? ?????????? ????????????? ???? (If the communists win the election, economic disaster is certain.)
A Russian Sleeping Beauty
Putin said: “????????, ?? ???????? — ?????, ??? ?????????.” ???? ?????????. One of the most famous is the aria in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “May Night” that begins ???, ??? ?????????! Now the full phrase ????????, ?? ???????? — ???, ??? ????????? is used to exhort children to do anything they don’t want to do. ????????, ?? ???????? ??? ??? ????????? (She puts it on and out you go. Here it is with the ????????????? ??????? (obscenities) replaced by asterisks: ????? ????? ? ????? / ? ??????????? ? *** / ????????, ?? ???????? / ???, ??? ?????????!
Getting a Bright Idea in Russian
????: anteroom, covered entrywayJanuary is turning out to be Strange Russian Word Month. Today’s word is not as much fun as ??? (fig, sort of), but then almost no word is. The word is the verb ??????? (and its imperfective form ???????). I’m not entirely sold on this room-tent-shadow idea, but Vinogradov studied ancient texts to determine meaning so he found evidence of this. Finally, they describe a thought, idea, or inspiration occurring to someone, usually suddenly.
A Russian Fig is Not a Fig
By that I mean: Oh, the convoluted, confused, sexually obsessed, bizarre word ???. This is useful when your significant other is in Day Four of Fixing the Washing Machine and you really, really, really want to call in someone with actual expertise: ??, ?? ?????????? ? ? ??? ? ???. And then there is ?? ???, which is a slightly nicer way of saying something that usually uses the Very Bad Word: ????? ?? ?? ???, ????! It can also mean something like “what the hell for”: ??? ?? ?? ??? ?? ????? (I need that like a hole in the head!) But because this word is so sneaky, note the difference between ?? ??? and ?? ????, which means ????? (what for): ? ?? ???? ? ?? ????????
Egypt, Siemens sign contract to build world’s 6th largest high-speed rail system - Urban & Transport - Egypt
Egypt signed a contract with Siemens Mobility on Saturday to build about 2,000 kilometres of high-speed rail in the country, the sixth largest of its kind in the world, the German train manufacturer said. The contract was signed by Siemens Mobility and its consortium partners Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors with the Egyptian National Authority for Tunnels (NAT). Siemens Mobility also said it will equip the entire rail network with 41 Velaro eight-car high-speed trains, 94 Desiro high-capacity four-car regional train sets and 41 Vectron freight locomotives. Largest in Siemens historyMeeting with El-Sisi in Egypt during the signing of the contract, Siemens President and CEO Roland Busch said the high-speed rail project in Egypt is the largest in the company’s history since its establishment 175 years ago. El-Sisi said the new electric train network comes as a consolidation of the fruitful cooperation between Egypt and Germany in the field of infrastructure.
Hurricane warning issued in Oaxaca as tropical storm gains strength
NewsForecasts say Agatha will make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on Monday afternoonTropical Storm Agatha was heading for the coast of Oaxaca on Saturday where forecasters predict it will become a hurricane by Sunday. The first named storm of the Eastern Pacific this year has triggered a hurricane warning between Salina Cruz and Chacahua Lagoon, an area that takes in the tourist destinations of Huatulco and Puerto Escondido. It is expected to strengthen quickly and become a hurricane Sunday morning and make landfall on Monday afternoon within the hurricane warning area. Mexico’s National Meteorological Service forecast heavy rain in parts of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero starting Saturday afternoon, accompanied by a storm surge. The last hurricane to strike the Oaxaca coast was Carlotta, which made landfall near Puerto Escondido as Category 2 in June 2012.
Adult use marijuana campaign making headway
Financial ReportAdvertisementAccording to its financial report filed with the Arkansas Ethics Commission, Responsible Growth Arkansas spent $377,989 last month, putting the group’s total expenditures at $1,006,655. McLarty Consulting is the political consulting firm of Robert McLarty, who is an owner of Good Day Farm Cultivation and The Source dispensary in Bentonville. The president of Arkansas Graphics is Kevin Wilcox, who is an owner of Good Day Farm Cultivation and Berner’s by Good Day Farm. Armstrong said the experience of Arkansas marijuana industry professionals benefits the campaign. NEA Green LLC was incorporated by Alex Gray who is an owner of Good Day Farm Cultivation and Berner’s by Good Day Farm.
He Did Not Act Alone
“We don’t know his motive yet, but authorities believe he acted alone”…“it was a lone gunman”…“the shooter acted alone…”No, he didn’t. Like gun manufacturers, they sell fear and grievance to a mostly white male audience. And for Sinema, who said she doesn’t believe that “DC solutions are realistic here.”Every member of Congress who voted to give gun manufacturers a liability shield in 2005. Gun manufacturers and their handmaidens at the NRA, which agreed to the Manchin–Toomey bill back in 2013, but then walked away once it received concessions. Active school shooter drills are shown to deeply traumatize children, and there’s little evidence that they’ve reduced the overall carnage.
Sri Lanka: Police and protesters clash again as Russian oil docks
Sri Lanka is nearly bankrupt, has defaulted on its foreign loans, and is battling acute shortages of goods like cooking gas, fuel and medicines. Despite US and Western sanctions, Sri Lanka is also trying to arrange crude, coal, diesel and gasoline/petroleum deliveries directly from Russia. "I have made an official request to the Russian ambassador for direct supplies of Russian oil," Wijesekerra said. Sri Lanka's only oil refinery ceases to operateThe country's only oil refinery stopped operating in late March, with Sri Lanka no longer able to import crude oil. While the Siberian grade crude was not an ideal match for the country's refinery, which is optimized for Iranian light crude, Wijesekerra said no other supplier was willing to extend credit.
Japan's Ukraine refugee policy criticized for putting politics over human rights
The Japanese government has been quick to publicize its acceptance of more than 1,000 refugees from war-torn Ukraine. Watch video 02:09 How have Asia's leaders responded to Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Six days after the invasion, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that Japan would take in evacuees from Poland to help ease the pressures on Warsaw. 'A political decision'Sugimoto said granting access to Ukrainians is a "political decision linked to Japan's foreign policy on Ukraine, rather than a decision based on humanitarian considerations and needs." The Ministry of Justice, which oversees Japan's immigration policy, declined to comment on the regulations surrounding refugees.
China, Russia veto U.S.-led push for North Korea sanctions
1/2Russia and China vetoed a U.S.-led resolution in the U.N. Security Council that sought to place additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of its ballistic missile tests. However, Russia and China -- which wield veto power as permanent members -- blocked the resolution from passing, marking the first time the Security Council has been split on the issue since sanctions against North Korea began in 2006. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the official name of North Korea. Ahead of the vote, Thomas-Greenfield said North Korea is "actively preparing to conduct a nuclear test." He also accused Washington of using the North Korea issue as "a chessman on the chessboard for their so-called Indo-Pacific strategy."
14-year-old Palestinian shot and killed by Israeli forces, says Palestinian health ministry
Bethlehem, West Bank (CNN) A 14-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Bethlehem late Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The family of the victim, Zaid Saeed Ghuneim, said the teenager had just finished dinner and was on his way to his grandparents' house when he was shot. His brother, Yazan Ghuneim, told CNN that his brother was hiding in a garage when Israeli soldiers cornered him. They assassinated him," Ghuneim told CNN at the family home. she told CNN.
China signs deal with Samoa during Pacific trip watched closely by U.S. officials
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Samoa on Saturday as part of a tour to strengthen trade and security ties with Pacific nations. Photo courtesy Government of SamoaMay 28 (UPI) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Samoa on Saturday as part of a tour to strengthen trade and security ties with Pacific nations, likely watched closely by officials in the United States. China's cooperation with [Pacific Island countries] doesn't target any country, nor will it be disrupted by any country," spokesman Wang Wenbin said. He added that his government's plan includes "re-engaging on climate change" and "more permanent migration from Pacific Island countries to Australia." "I intend to attend the Pacific Island Forum meeting myself.
Iran says it has 'not arrested' crews of seized Greek tankers
Tehran said Saturday that the crew of two Greek oil tankers seized by Iran in the Gulf a day earlier have not been detained, contradicting comments from Greece's Foreign Ministry. Athens also notified all Greek ships in the Gulf and called on Greek citizens to avoid traveling to Iran. Greek media said the Lana had only been stopped because the ship sought refuge in April from a powerful storm in a bay on the Greek island of Euboea. Authorities then found that the tanker was carrying Iranian oil and the US authorities demanded that it remain confiscated, Greek media said. In addition, Iran last year seized and held a South Korean-flagged tanker for months amid a dispute over billions of dollars of frozen assets Seoul holds.
Russia test fires Zircon hypersonic cruise missile
May 28 (UPI) -- Russia test fired a Zircon hypersonic cruise missile Saturday from the Barents Sea to a target in the White Sea on Russia's northwest coast, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. AdvertisementThe ministry noted that the successful test fire was part of testing a new generation of weapons, state-run Russian news agency TASS reported. Moscow has shown force with the new weapons tests amid the Russia-Ukraine war, including a test of its new Sarmat nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile last month. The Zircon missile was touted as part of a new "invincible" generation of weapons when Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled it a few years ago. Russia's Defense Ministry previously carried out other successful Zircon test firings, including one test in November that hit a target nearly 250 miles away, among others.
Uvalde: 90 minutes of terror, a failed police response and shattered trust
“Sandy Hook happened, what, 10 years ago?” said Angel’s father, 37-year-old David Flores, referring to the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. “It’s the same thing, down the road again. Minutes earlier he had shot his 66-year-old grandmother in the face at their nearby home, took her vehicle and drove the short distance to Robb Elementary. Video streamed live on May 24, shows families outside Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Tex., frustrated with police and trying to get into the building. Greg Abbott (R) initially praised the police response to the Robb Elementary School shooting but on May 27 said he was "misled" by false information. Some were close family friends while others were friends of her grandchildren, one of whom was at Robb Elementary on the day of the shooting.
Delay in breaching classroom during Texas school shooting was "wrong decision," official says
At least 31 killed in stampede during charity event in southern NigeriaEx-college player not guilty of killing man he says he thought was a womanTropical Storm Agatha could become "life-threatening" hurricaneJudge gives initial OK to $1B deal in Florida condo collapseDelay in breaching classroom during school shooting was "wrong decision," official saysMore than 3,500 flights canceled over Memorial Day weekendOfficial provides detailed timeline of school shooting, police responseNRA convention draws protesters as gun reform debate heats upAnonymous donor to pay for funerals of Texas school shooting victimsAnonymous donor to pay for funerals of Texas school shooting victimsHarry Styles announces partnership with Everytown for Gun SafetyHarry Styles announces partnership with Everytown for Gun SafetyDelay in breaching classroom during school shooting was "wrong decision," official saysDelay in breaching classroom during school shooting was "wrong decision," official saysBe the first to knowGet browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not NowTurn On
On remote US territories, abortion hurdles mount without Roe
It’s already difficult to get an abortion in Guam, a small, heavily Catholic island of about 170,000 people south of Japan. A recently leaked draft opinion indicated the Supreme Court could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision and allow individual states to ban abortion. None have legal protections for abortion, and they could revive old abortion bans or enact new ones, the report said. Without Roe, Guam could revert to an abortion ban dating to 1990. Her organization, which opposes abortion, provides free pregnancy tests, prenatal and parenting classes and information on adoption and abortion.
Full Circle Everest Is the First All-Black Team to Summit the World's Highest Peak
After months of preparation, Full Circle Everest just became the first all-Black and -brown team to summit Mount Everest, reaching the mountain's peak on May 12. "This is a huge accomplishment, just for each of us on our team, for the Full Circle team, for our Sherpa team, for all of the support that we had," Saal said. The team said that only 10 Black people had ever reached the summit of Everest prior to their expedition; in one fell swoop, they nearly doubled that number. Sibusiso Vilane became the first Black person to summit in 2003, and in 2006, Sophia Danenberg was the first Black American to summit. The hope is that the Full Circle Expedition is just the start when it comes to giving Black and brown people a space to thrive and grow outdoors.
Say Goodbye to Disneyland's A Bug's Land, and Hello to Marvel's Super Hero Universe!
After more than 15 years at Disney California Adventure, A Bug's Land is being replaced by a new park theme. In 2020, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland visitors can expect an exciting Super Hero-themed land that will feature the Avengers. The immersive Super Hero Universe will mark the next major addition at Disney California Adventure after Pixar Pier. As for Disneyland Paris, plans for Super Hero land will take course over a "multi-year expansion," according to Disney Parks Blog. Get a sneak peek of what to expect at Super Hero Universe in the video above!
Brooklyn Beckham Has a New Cooking Show, and I Need to Score a Dinner Invite ASAP
If you're looking to add more wholesome cooking shows like Selena + Chef and Cooking With Paris to your TV rotation, prepare to get hyped for Brooklyn Beckham's new show, Cookin' With Brooklyn. On Dec. 15, he launched his first eight-episode cooking series on Messenger, inspired by his favorite quarantine hobby: experimenting with recipes from around the world. "Cooking really helps you connect with people anywhere." I'm kind of a shy person, so I sometimes have trouble expressing myself to people or talking to people, but cooking really helps you connect with people anywhere." "One of my favorite chefs is Nancy Silverton," Brooklyn said.
Angus Cloud and Mia Khalifa Star in Becky G and Karol G's "Mamiii" Video
Becky G and Karol G are not messing around with their music video for their hit "Mamiii." To the tune of Mexican gritos and a smooth background beat, Becky G and Karol G call out the liars and toxic partners they've been with in the past, demanding that their exes apologize for treating them badly. The video stars model Mia Khalifa and actor Angus Cloud, and the storyline is of a woman seeking revenge against her toxic boyfriend. "No me vuelvas a llamar, que hasta boté el celular / De lo tóxico que eres, se volvió perjudicial," Becky G sings, essentially telling her ex-lovers that she threw out her phone so they can't call her anymore. In another line, Becky G even references famous Mexican singer Paquita La Del Barrio's classic breakup song "Rata de Dos Patas," calling her ex a rat with two legs.
7 Simple Tips to Curate a Chic and Cozy Space
With the right decor and smart design tweaks, it's easy to elevate your living space. In this video, we reveal seven simple tips for refreshing your home using the new pieces from Laila Ali's At Home Collection.
Lawyer Accidentally Joins Zoom Court Hearing With Cat Filter, Wins Over Entire Internet
"I'm here live. I'm not a cat." On Tuesday, Texas attorney Rod Ponton was thrust into the spotlight after he accidentally joined a virtual court hearing with a Zoom cat filter applied to his face. In a video shared by presiding judge Roy Ferguson, Ponton appears as an adorable white kitten with pleading, almost tearful eyes a là Puss in Boots from the Shrek movie franchise. On Twitter, he made light of the situation, writing, "IMPORTANT ZOOM TIP: If a child used your computer, before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off.
How to Narrow Down the Search For Your Dream Home
There's nothing like the feeling of coming back home after a long trip. That's why it's not surprising to learn that 75 percent of potential home buyers consider their house a safe haven, according to a POPSUGAR research study. We sat down with recent homeowners Frank and Bianca to find out how they closed on their dream space. Tap play on the video above to see how this family turned their home-buying dreams into a reality, from creating a wish list to setting a budget. For additional information, please visit RocketMortgage.com.
This Video of Elmo Helping a Family Rescue a Dog Is the Human Version of a Belly Rub
To that end, Sesame Street is partnering with The Dodo to combine real-life animal adoption stories with everyone's favorite Muppet characters in a new spin-off series. In Families For Furry Friends, Elmo serves as an apprentice to an actual shelter worker named Elli Frank, whose job is matching rescue dogs to loving "forever families." Despite these unique pet personalities, the well-connected Elmo always has a friend in mind — a real-life kid who would be the perfect big brother or sister to a little (or sometimes very large) dog. Watch the first of three short-but-sweet episodes (plus, stay tuned for a Cookie Monster cameo!) now, and check out more on The Dodo Kids YouTube channel.
Etsy's Holiday Commercial About a Family Supporting Their Son's New Boyfriend Is a Gift
Etsy has been tugging directly at our heartstrings with its new holiday ads, and this one might be my favorite so far. The video, titled "Gift Like You Mean It: New Guy," tells the story of Brandon and David, a couple home for the holidays who receive an unexpected gift. "Don't worry, they're going to love you," one of the men tells the other as his boyfriend prepares to meet his family for the first time. As everyone gathers around the Christmas tree after dinner, the man's father walks up and hands them a gift. See the full, heartwarming video above, and check out these holiday gifts for the whole family once you've finished wiping away any lingering happy tears.
Inspired by Mulan’s Kindness, This 11-Year-Old Helps Feed the Hungry
Emi credits "Princess Mulan" with inspiring her to spend her weekends making lunches for the hungry with her family. Disney is spotlighting real kids who are demonstrating how the simplest acts of kindness are often the most effective.
Magnolia Network Star Jamila Norman Shares What's to Come in Homegrown Season 2
Atlanta-based farmer Jamila Norman has farmed for over a decade. And in her Magnolia Network series Homegrown, Jamila shares her expertise by turning families' backyards into flourishing urban farms. In the upcoming season of Homegrown, Jamila continues her journey of backyard transformations and even checks in on ones she's done in the past. "We're going back and visiting the families two months later to actually check in on the harvest," she shared in a phone interview with POPSUGAR. Check out the season two trailer, and prepare for its premiere on Oct. 29 on the Magnolia Network, available on Discovery+.
Jenna Clause on Bringing Authentic Indigenous Representation to "The Wilds"
But beyond that, her portrayal of soft-spoken, animal-loving Martha Blackburn provides something even more essential for viewers: authentic Indigenous representation. "That authenticity is what it means to have proper representation in media — Indigenous playing Indigenous and whoever else fits the characters as they should. In addition to "The Wilds," Clause references a handful of other movies and shows that illustrate the complexities of Indigenous people without resorting to tired stereotypes. While these productions have helped expand long-overdue Indigenous representation on screen, there's still much progress to be made. "The Wilds" season two was released on Prime Video on May 6.
Demi Lovato Is Already Wedding Dress Shopping and It's "Definitely Not a White Dress"
Demi Lovato revealed a hint about what she's planning on wearing for her wedding to Max Ehrich, and it's not what you'd expect at all. During an interview with Popcrush, Demi revealed that she's already "started looking at dresses." I don't wanna give it away but it's definitely not a white dress," Demi teased during the interview. Demi actually wore the most stunning white ruched dress by Retrofête during her engagement, so perhaps she wanted something different for her big day. Keep reading to take a look back and prepare to envision what Demi's colorful wedding dress could look like when she walks down the aisle soon.
The Most Glamorous Moments From the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival has come to a close after celebrities and movie-industry professionals flocked to France's magnificent Côte d'Azur to celebrate recently released movies and pitch new ones. This year's festival has seen a wide variety of films compete for the legendary Palme d'Or, which in the past has helped films like "Parasite" reach massive acclaim. The 2022 Palme d'Or ultimately went to Ruben Östlund's "Triangle of Sadness," a satire about the dark side of capitalism. Elle Fanning and Lashana Lynch have also made waves for their dazzling looks, and icons like Kristen Stewart and Emily Ratajkowski have also made memorable appearances. Read ahead for the best moments from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.
“I’ve Just Been Made Redundant, What Am I Entitled To?” – We Speak to the UAE’s Legal Experts to Find Out
We reach out to Taronish Mistry, Associate at BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associate LLP, to find out what those who have, unfortunately, been made redundant are legally entitled to under the UAE Labour Law. Traditionally, Mistry explains, there has been no concept of redundancy in UAE Labour Law (Federal Law No. "The courts have previously acknowledged that redundancy dismissals can be fair under UAE law," Mistry reveals. However, certain transgressions on the employee's part justify termination without notice – these can be found in Article 120 of the UAE Labour Law. If the dismissal is declared arbitrary, the court may order the employer to pay compensation of up to three months of wages to the employee," Mistry states.
These Netflix Cooking Shows Will Have You Whipping Up Some Seriously Delicious Dishes in No Time
If you're craving something a little different this week, these Netflix food shows are here to entice your taste buds and leave your stomach grumbling. Savory treats, delicious sweets, and mouthwatering street food, as well as traditional delicacies, are all on the menu. Let's begin
Jacob Elordi and More Euphoria Stars Congratulate Zendaya on Her Historic Emmy Win
Zendaya made Emmys history Sunday night, as both the youngest actress and the second-ever Black actress to receive the award for outstanding lead actress for her role as Rue Bennett on Euphoria. During her speech, she made sure to mention the cast and crew of Euphoria, saying, "I'm so lucky to get to go work with you every day. I'm inspired by everything you do." And it's clear the cast is just as inspired by her from their reactions to her win. From her onscreen sister Storm Reid to her rumored ex Jacob Elordi, keep reading to see their reactions ahead.
Here's Why Muslims Eat Dates During Ramadan
Ramadan has begun, and for the rest of the Holy Month, muslims around the world will be fasting in observance of the religious occasion. When Muslims break their fast at sundown each evening, they will celebrate with iftar dinners, followed by suhoor. But before they eat a full meal, it's typical consume dates as the first taste of food after a long day of fasting. It's said that Prophet Muhammad broke his fast with dates, and the tradition has been passed on for centuries. In addition to religious and cultural significance, dates pack loads of health benefits that are particularly useful after long hours of fasting.
A Psychologist and a Special-Needs Teacher's Tips to Help Kids With Disabilities Learn at Home
For parents of kids with disabilities, virtual learning presents a new set of challenges. To help parents and caregivers who may be feeling frustrated with virtual or hybrid learning, we asked experts for their best tips for helping students with disabilities learn at home. Create a Visual ScheduleUnderstandably, kids with disabilities may take a longer time to adjust to learning at home. To help students with disabilities stay on top of their tasks, parents should consider giving direct, clear instructions for each task. For kids who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, or dyslexia, setting up a timer for each assignment will help children cultivate time-management skills.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About Kim Kardashian West's Latest Project, KKW Home
With a multi-million-dollar empire, that consists of beauty, skincare, fashion, and reality tv, to her name, keeping up with Kim Kardashian West is no easy task. And, just when we taught, we were all clued in, the 39-year-old adds another impressive project to her list. Aromatherapy diffusers, body sponges, bathroom candles, and storage containers were also a few of the items on the list. Thanks to years of watching the show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we assume that each product will feature an essence of elegance, opulence, and minimalism. The occasion, which takes place on Sept. 10, has already been marked with a stunning campaign that features the likes of TV personality La La Anthony, actresses Rumer Willis and Jodie Turner-Smith, and famed dancer, Addison Rae.
Brandon Maxwell Celebrates 5 Years In The Biz And His Optimism for Fashion's Future
In five short years, Brandon Maxwell has quickly become a household name. In celebration of his five year anniversary Brandon has released two limited edition capsule collections. The first, titled "The Anniversary Collection" is a celebration of Brandon's Texas roots. The second capsule, The Classics Collection II, speaks directly to Brandon's feeling of nostalgia, through the limited edition re-issue of five looks from his first year designing. Read on for a look at the anniversary collection and for our full conversation, which ranges from mentoring design students to what it's like to dress Oprah and Michelle Obama.
Paris Fashion Week Spring 2021 Show Schedule
Paris Fashion Week has a digital destination this season, just like New York Fashion Week's Runway360 platform, which was launched in partnership with the CFDA. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode will function as the online destination for all the spring/summer 2021 collections being debuted in Paris from Sept. 28 through Oct. 6. You can check out what a socially distanced runway show looks like, if you're scratching your head trying to figure out how fashion lines are debuted in public amid a global pandemic. In the meantime, scroll through to get a full rundown of what to expect from designers who are used to a much busier Paris Fashion Week. Although it will be scaled down, the show will, in fact, go on.
Estée Lauder Is Sending a Product Into Space, Because Even Astronauts Love Their Serums
As a company, Estée Lauder has done a lot within the beauty industry over the last few decades, but the brand has never launched one of its own products into space — until now. According to a release, the serum will be photographed and filmed by the crew aboard the International Space Station for Estée Lauder to later use for promotional purposes on its social media pages. "NASA is at the forefront of space exploration, and as a leader in skincare innovation, Estée Lauder is proud to support the incredible work NASA is doing to promote a space economy by being the second-ever commercial product to launch." This news follows NASA's 2019 pledge open up its space station for business and allow brands to use it for marketing purposes. The serum is set to launch on Sept. 29 and will arrive at the space station on Oct. 3.
Here’s What a Muscle Knot Really Is, According to a Physical Therapist
The other day, though, coincidentally while dealing with the nagging pain of a muscle knot, I realized that I didn't even know what muscle knots really were, or how they're formed. Wu says that these "micro-cramps theoretically cause an accumulation of 'waste' products that may cause pain." However, Wu also notes that a challenge in finding the underlying cause of muscle knots is because pain is of a multifactorial nature. The Mayo Clinic also notes physical therapy, stretching, and posture training as other common treatments. When my muscle knots act up, a heating pad and a gentle massage tend to lend some relief.
Simply put, you haven’t completed your Dubai dining bucket list unless you’ve visited Indochine
You could be forgiven for thinking that the Dubai edition of Indochine might fall short of its infamous New York older sibling. Indochine Dubai, opened earlier this year, exudes an effortless cool often sought after by fledgling restaurants. The Service: I'm putting it out there – the best service experience I've had in Dubai from the chicest array of characters. In what can be considered a somewhat bleak year, the staff at Indochine are determined to put a smile back on your face. The Location: Indochine Dubai, DIFCPrice: Starters begin at AED42 and main courses from AED125 however for the true Indochine experience we recommend sharing a variety of dishes from across the entire menu.
Harry Styles Pledges $1 Million to Gun Safety Group Everytown
In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, on May 24, Harry Styles is partnering with the nonprofit Everytown For Gun Safety to donate $1 million in proceeds from his upcoming tour to fight for an end to gun violence. The nonprofit, which was founded by actor Julianne Moore, is the largest gun violence prevention organization in America, according to its official website. "On our North American tour, we will be partnering with Everytown, who work to end gun violence, donating to support their efforts, and sharing their suggested action items." If you're looking for ways that you can get involved in the fight to stop gun violence, Everytown and Newtown Action Alliance both offer resources. Additionally, you can also find information on verified ways to donate directly to people affected by the Robb Elementary School shooting here.
Gigi Hadid Is a Mom! The Model Gives Birth to First Child With Zayn Malik
Gigi Hadid has welcomed her first child with Zayn Malik, the singer announced on Twitter Wednesday night. On Sept. 23, Malik revealed the 25-year-old model gave birth to a baby girl. Gigi and Zayn first got together in November 2015, and they've been dating on and off ever since. While news first broke in April that Gigi was pregnant, it was actually her mom, Yolanda Hadid, who confirmed it. "Of course, we are so excited," Yolanda gushed to Dutch outlet RTL Boulevard.
If You Want to Lose Weight, Trainers Recommend These 7 No-Equipment Exercises
If you're looking to lose weight without equipment, full-body and compound exercises are a great choice, said ACE-certified trainer Jennifer Nagel. Ahead, check out eight bodyweight exercises that, when done consistently and paired with a healthy diet, can help you reach your weight loss goals. This is important because, generally speaking, you have to burn more calories than you take in in order to lose weight. You'll also notice both strength training and cardio moves, because you'll ideally do both if you're aiming to lose weight. Here are the best no-equipment moves that trainers recommend for weight loss.
Elizabeth Olsen and Husband Robbie Arnett Get Cozy in New Vacation Photos
The always private Elizabeth Olsen and her husband, Robbie Arnett, were spotted showing some rare PDA during their vacation in Italy this week. Olsen and Arnett both appeared to be enjoying their beachy vacation, with Olsen wearing a brown bikini, while Arnett sported light-green swim trunks. In December 2021, Olsen revealed to People that she and her husband have cowritten a children's book about dealing with anxiety, "Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective." "Robbie and I couldn't be more thrilled to introduce the world to Hattie Harmony," she told the outlet. With "Hattie Harmony" heading to bookstores soon, it's no wonder the busy couple took a break to vacation in Italy before the big release.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Are Expecting Baby No. 2
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita's family is about to get a little bit bigger. On Friday, May 27, Ferguson announced in an Instagram video that he and his husband are expecting their second child. The new baby will join their son, Beckett Mercer, who was born in July 2020. Ferguson's lengthy Instagram caption began, "@justinmikita and I have some exciting news, we're expecting number 2! "We will be using these resources to target states where reproductive health and transgender rights are currently under constant attack," Ferguson wrote.
Actor Jameela Jamil Says “My Whole Life Is a Period Shame Story”
In honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day, Jamil is partnering with P&G's Always to help end period poverty, support Congresswoman Grace Meng's Menstrual Equity For All Act, and share her own period struggles. "I feel as though my whole life is a period shame story," she told POPSUGAR. Access to affordable period products is also a basic human need. Here in the US, nearly one in five girls have missed school because they didn't have access to period products. The Menstrual Equity For All Act would ensure that free period products are supplied in all schools.
This $27 Crochet Tote Bag Is the Best Thing I've Ever Bought at Walmart
Case in point: my new obsession is the No Boundaries Women's Festival Crochet Tote Bag Tan Multi Stripe ($27), which, in all honesty, I wasn't expecting to be as high quality as it is. What I Like About This Tote BagWhen I unboxed this tote back, I audibly gasped over the intricate crochet detailing, which — if I'm being honest — looks even better IRL. What Occasion Is This Tote Bag Good For? This tote bag will certainly work for any summer activity, but I think it's the perfect beach bag and also great for pool days, plus vacays. Would I Recommend This Tote Bag?
"The Mandalorian" and "Ahsoka" Have a Lot in Store For Star Wars Fans in 2023
"The Mandalorian" and "Ahsoka" will definitely be delighting Star Wars fans soon. Favreau said of leading the new world of Star Wars television on Disney+, "To me it's been a dream come true." To Favreau, making Star Wars television, full of set pieces, creatures, and major cliffhangers, is exactly in the spirit of Lucas's vision. Then "Ahsoka" star Dawson made a surprise appearance straight from the set of the series, which is currently filming. Dawson also brought out Chopper, the droid from "Star Wars: Rebels," who spun around on stage.
Days after school shooting, Republicans defend gun rights at NRA convention
pic.twitter.com/YsVBI8qnOX — Ariana Garcia (@Ariana_noGrande) May 27, 2022Multiple elected officials pulled out of their planned appearances at the NRA convention last minute, following heavy criticism. Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Dan Crenshaw — both Texas Republicans — also backed out of the NRA gathering citing scheduling conflicts. In 2020, a study in the Journal of Public Economics found that state-level responses following mass shootings heavily tilted toward loosening, not tightening, gun regulations. The overwhelming public support for better gun control laws shouldn’t come as a surprise after decades of repeated mass shootings in the US. As this interactive data map by Vox shows, as of July 2020, over 2,600 more mass shootings have happened in the decade since the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Are active shooter drills worth it?
Research has suggested that lockdown drills are important tools, said Jaclyn Schildkraut, a professor of criminal justice at the State University of New York at Oswego, who studies school lockdown drills. The most recognized player in this space is Alice, the largest for-profit provider of active shooting training in the US. How lockdown drills can cause harmGiven the steady stream of anecdotal news stories about active shooter drills inspiring child fear and even employee injury lawsuits, advocates have urged more attention on whether lockdown drills provoke trauma or are even necessary. “We provide the first empirical evidence that school shooter drills — in their current, unregulated state — negatively impact the psychological well-being of entire school communities,” the authors wrote. In August 2020, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced its opposition to high-intensity active shooter drills, issuing recommendations including to eliminate deception in the exercises, and to incorporate student input in their design.
The best $17.59 I’ve ever spent: A totally normal alarm clock
An alarm clock blares as they start their day with a battle of physical and mental wills. In May of 2020, my boyfriend kindly bought me a more straightforward solution: a normal alarm clock. I had already made two earnest attempts at — and spent some money on — trying to be an alarm clock person. For $17.59 I had a new, normal alarm clock radio. My alarm clock is rich: It is a locus of metaphor and dislocation and social history imbued with unique power.
The 22 best tech podcasts (that aren't 'Reply All')
For another, Reply All is far from the only great tech podcast out there. So let's do our own version of a Super Tech Support, with a special round of Yes-Yes-No on tech podcasts you might not have heard of yet, but should know about now. Since launching in 2020, There Are No Girls on the Internet quickly became one of the most essential tech podcasts out there. [Adapted from our Best Feminist Podcasts and Best Podcasts on Disinformation and Misinformation roundup]2. Get WiredGet Wired is a singular show in the world of tech podcasts.
The 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' teaser trailer is here
We did it: We got the teaser for the new Star Wars video game. During the Star Wars Celebration event, the company showed a teaser trailer to the sequel of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This one is called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and, if it's anything like its predecessor, it's going to rule. The sequel was announced in January, along with two other new Star Wars Games, according to The Verge. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is expected to launch in 2023 for the PS5, Xbox Series X / S, and PC.
TV Shows by Black creators to watch on Netflix
It’s not enough for our favorite television shows to feature actors of color. The best way to lift these creatives up is to call out their names, so in no particular order, here’s a sampling of our favorite Netflix television shows with talented Black creators at their helm. It’s a sweet, endearing, G-rated comedy that puts the “family” in “family sitcom.”How to watch: Family Reunion is streaming on Netflix. *How to watch: Yasuke is streaming on Netflix. How to watch: Zero is streaming on Netflix.
6 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans
As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan. For nearly every stressor that pops up around summer travel, there's an app to help travelers smooth things out. Credit: Mashable composite, Luke PamerSEE ALSO: The 10 world landmarks that have to be on your bucket listSidekixSidekix is the travel app for perambulators. The app is currently available for 15 cities across the world, with plans to expand in the near future. Credit: screenshot / mydistriktThe app's users currently spread across 146 countries, representing 4,500 different "distriKts" around the world.
Tau Herculids meteor shower: Everything you need to know
There's a chance you might see a slight meteor shower known as the tau Herculids this long weekend. Will we be able to see tau Herculids meteor shower? The tau Herculids, a possible new meteor shower from May 30-31, has left some astronomers absolutely delighted at the possibility. But other scientists are a bit more reserved, thinking we might not see anything that lives up to a vivid, stunning, and sparkling meteor shower. In all likelihood, if the tau Herculids meteor shower does occur, it'll be faint.
Vigilant amateur asteroid hunters keep watch for menacing space rocks
In the Mojave Desert of Southern California, Bob Stephens has a wide view of the cosmos, where space rocks whiz in all directions. People like Stephens are dubbed "amateur asteroid hunters." And both say they couldn't become the asteroid hunters they are today without their wives supporting their expensive and time-consuming hobby. Stephens did a "light curve" on the asteroid, which plots its brightness as it sails through space. Through connections in the tight-knit astronomy community, Stephens learned that Mildred, the person, had not gone off the grid like her asteroid.
I Am Obsessed With The Reason David Fincher Cast Ben Affleck In “Gone Girl”
How Ben Affleck Got Cast in Gone GirlI am obsessed with the reason director David Fincher cast Ben Affleck in 2014’s Gone Girl. With the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name turning 10 this month, I was brought back to Fincher’s glorious words. In 2014, Fincher told Playboy that he cast Affleck because of his smile. Fincher clocked Affleck’s standard celebrity smile as a “guy who smiles next to a poster of his missing wife” smile. Perhaps Affleck realized long ago that what we think of him is none of his business.
How To Protect Yourself (And Your Dogs) From Toxic Blue-Green Algae This Summer
But before you or your pets dive into a body of water, you should be sure to look out for blue-green algae — and know what to do if exposure occurs. Harmful algal blooms are spreading across the world, leading to toxic algae poisoning. So what is this harmful algae, how can you spot it, and what should you do if exposed? Cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae, are some of the oldest living organisms on the planet. “Blue-green algae are not new.
Everything You Probably Didn't Know About Queen Elizabeth's 12 Great-Grandchildren
Having been a doting grandmother to her eight grandchildren, Queen Elizabeth’s love for her ever expanding family hasn’t gone unnoticed. And the love Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren share for her has definitely been passed on to the next generation. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about Queen Elizabeth’s great-grandchildren. He has seven godparents, including close friend of Princess Diana Julia Samuel and Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall. Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor Alexi Lubomirski/Instagram Age: 11 months Parents: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Official Title: N/A Trivia: Born in California, Lilibet has both American and British citizenship.
30 Comfortable, Stylish Shoes No One Would Know Are Cheap As Heck On Amazon
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Dominic Fike’s Amber Heard Comments Got Him Booed During A Show
While performing a set at Northwestern University’s Dillo Day on May 21, Dominic Fike’s comments about Amber Heard didn’t sit well with students. “I know it’s not a popular opinion, and it’s not the focus at the moment, dude,” Zendaya’s “Elliot’s Song” collaborator added, as the audience jeered. Following a contentious, month-long trial, their attorneys made closing arguments on May 27, and the verdict is forthcoming. The musician-slash-actor is hardly the only celebrity to comment on Depp and Heard’s legal matter, nor is he the first to experience public blowback. “All I want to do is be a good person and I very much appreciate the depth of this and I will grow and change from it.
'Greatest Days': Air Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer & Everything We Know
Greatest Days, starring comedian Aisling Bea, is based on a West End musical, The Band, inspired by the nostalgic boy band. Greatest Days PlotThe Greatest Days plot centres on five best friends who have the night of their lives at a concert from their favourite boy band. Take That have said, “Greatest Days is a film dedicated to all those who have supported us throughout the years. Greatest Days CastBlack Mirror’s Alice Lowe, The Responder’s Amaka Okafor, Serious Black Jumper’s Jayde Adams, and The Nativity’s Marc Wootton will star alongside Bea in the movie. Greatest Days Release DateUnfortunately, all we know for now is that the film is set to be released in 2023.
What Has The Peterson Family Said About 'The Staircase' On HBO Max?
Thanks to HBO Max’s The Staircase — a dramatized adaptation of the award-winning docuseries of the same name — the Peterson family is once again at the front of the public’s mind. While the Peterson family has kept mum about the star-studded adaptation, de Lestrade and his collaborators have voiced their disapproval. The Peterson Family Has Been Very Quiet Since The TrialThe Peterson family hasn’t yet said anything about HBO Max’s new limited series — nor much of anything since Michael Peterson’s retrial in 2017. From Left: Todd Peterson, Martha Ratliff, Margaret Blakemore (née Ratliff), and Clayton Peterson. De Lestrade said he gave Antonio Campos — the creator of HBO Max’s series — access to “Staircase archives,” which included unused footage and notes.
Shanna Moakler Is Auctioning Her “Iconic” Engagement Ring From Travis Barker
Fourteen years after their divorce, Shanna Moakler is auctioning her engagement ring from ex-husband Travis Barker. “I think it is a beautiful piece and truly was my dream ring,” Moakler, who was married to the Blink-182 drummer from 2004 to 2008, explained to Us Weekly on May 27. After Kardashian and Barker began sharing several PDA photos on social media last April, Moakler seemingly shaded the couple. Last May, Moakler shared a video of her laser tattoo removal session to ditch the “Travis” ink on her wrist. She later noted that Barker had also just put a skull tattoo over their initials on his hand — while Kardashian “lovingly looked on.”Luckily, her ring shouldn’t be quite as painful to part with.
'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5: Premiere Date, Cast, Plot, & What To Know
The Handmaid’s Tale has been renewed for Season 5 in December 2020. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Premiere DateThere’s no set timeline for when the Season 5 of the series will begin airing. Sophie Giraud/HuluWill Season 5 Be The Last Season Of The Handmaid’s Tale? “I can tell you, if you had Bruce Miller under Sodium Pentothal, you would get, ‘I don’t know,’ because we don’t,” Littlefield said. This post will be updated with additional details on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 become available.
Kanye West Addresses Kim Kardashian Custody Battle On "True Love"
Kanye West’s latest comments about his custody battle with Kim Kardashian didn’t involve a social media rant. Instead, the rapper, now professionally known as Ye, spoke through his music, releasing “True Love,” featuring the late XXXTentacion, on May 27. After nearly seven years of marriage, Kardashian filed for divorce in February 2021, and she was declared legally single in March. As of May 2022, however, their divorce has still not been finalized, nor has the custody issue been resolved. Kardashian, for her part, addressed her ex’s public outbursts in a February statement via her Instagram stories.
AP Top Stories May 28
AP Top Stories May 28Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 28th: Oldest Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; Biden addresses Delaware graduates Protest at death of Black man held by police in Brazil; Football fans gather for Champions League final.
Ruben Östlund's 'Triangle of Sadness' starring Woody Harrelson takes Palme d'Or at Cannes
Associated PressCANNES, France — Ruben Östlund’s social satire “Triangle of Sadness” was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, handing Östlund one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time. The social satire co-starring Woody Harrelson made one of the biggest splashes at this year’s festival. At its premiere last week, there were such waves of laughter and applause that Östlund compared it to a crowd at a soccer match. “I would like to thank my donkeys,” said Skolimowski, who used six donkeys while making the film. This year, the biggest Hollywood films at Cannes — “Elvis,”“Top Gun: Maverick,”“Three Thousand Years of Longing” — played outside Cannes’ competition lineup of 21 films.
Gorman homers, drives in 4, as Cardinals rout Brewers 8-3
APST. LOUIS (AP) — Nolan Gorman hit his first major league homer and Matthew Liberatore earned his first major league win, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Saturday. Liberatore (1-0), the organization's minor league player of the year for last season, pitched around a couple of Gorman errors in five scoreless innings. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a homer, and also drove in four runs while extending his hitting streak to 19 games. Gorman hit a two-run double and Goldschmidt singled him home as the Cardinals blew it open with three more in the fourth. Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) could go out on a minor league rehab assignment early next week.
U.S. Forest Service Planned Burn Caused Largest New Mexico Wildfire
In the Western United States, wildfires are burning more frequently and more intensely and wildfire seasons are growing longer, narrowing the windows for performing prescribed burns. Lisa Dale, a lecturer at Columbia Climate School, said prescribed burns are the best tools available for reducing the long-term risk from wildfires. They clear away vegetation that would otherwise fuel an unwanted fire and recognize that forests depend on fire to be healthy. She said climate change has made it more difficult to use prescribed fires because fire seasons have increased to seven to eight months from around three months. The growing intensity of fires has also made it more difficult for fire managers to respond.
Tommy Pham suspended 3 games, says slap was over fantasy football and 'disrespectful' text
Tommy Pham was suspended for three games, retroactive to Friday, after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson during Friday’s batting practice. In the fantasy football league, Pederson was accused of cheating in a group text, he said, when he put a player on his injured reserve after the player was listed as out. During Friday’s batting practice, Pham walked up to Pederson, told him he didn’t forget about what happened in their fantasy league and slapped him across the face. He should’ve known right then and there.”The fantasy football league featured baseball players from various teams, Pham said. “Look, I’m in this game to play baseball,” Pham said.
Letters to the Editor — May 29, 2022
My twin sister has epilepsy; one of the devastating side effects of her medications is weight gain. I propose a “moronic councilman laureate” to monitor the useless fools that spend time (and taxpayer dollars) thinking up such stupidities. The Indian Point reactor provided New York City with much of its electricity needs for years before then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo caved to the “Green New Deal” zealots’ ideological opposition to anything nuclear, and had the site closed. Any “Green New Deal” that fails to include nuclear energy as a major component will prove to be a forlorn hope.
Patients Face Long Delays for Imaging of Cancers and Other Diseases
An estimated 50 million exams with contrast agents are performed each year in the United States, and as many as half the nation’s hospitals are affected by the shortage. Some are reserving much of their supply on hand for use in emergency rooms — where quick, accurate assessments are most dire. The Shanghai plant shuttered by the lockdown is operated by GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric and one of two major suppliers of the iodinated contrast materials. The company supplies its dyes, Omnipaque and Visipaque, for the United States. Lawmakers expressed concern about the scarcity of imaging agents.
Rangers’ Alexis Lafreniere reveling in first playoffs as he ‘elevates’ game
“Laffy’s personality, he just goes out there and has fun,” head coach Gerard Gallant said during the Rangers’ first-round playoff series against the Penguins. Alexis Lafreniere has elevated his game to a new level in the playoffs. He obviously has special ability, which is coming out lately in a big way.”Aside from all the fun, Lafreniere has upped his physical presence in these playoffs as well. Lafreniere was ranked fourth on the Rangers in hits with 32 prior to Game 6, behind just Jacob Trouba, Chris Kreider and Ryan Reaves. “Yeah for sure, I think that’s a big part of playoff hockey, physicality,” Lafreniere said earlier this postseason.
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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ starring Tom Cruise tops the domestic box office
“Top Gun: Maverick” came out with guns blazing at the domestic box office on Friday. The sequel, starring Tom Cruise reprising his 1986 role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell alongside Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly and Jon Hamm, raked in $51,800,000, according to the IMDB’s Box Office Mojo database. “The Bob’s Burgers Movie,” which was released on Friday, trailed in second place, earning $5,700,000. The musical comedy flick, based on the animated series, had its release date delayed for almost two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Madison Keys rallies at French Open, is fifth American women to reach fourth round
PARIS — Madison Keys became the fifth American woman to reach the fourth round at Roland Garros this year by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday. This is the first year that the French Open is using third-set tiebreakers in women’s matches and fifth-set tiebreakers for men. The four Grand Slam tournaments all agreed this season to adopt a uniform system of first-to-10-points, win-by-two tiebreakers in deciding sets. The 22nd-seeded Keys was the runner-up at the 2017 U.S. Open and got to the semifinals at the French Open the following year. The 16th-seeded Rybakina beat Serena Williams at Roland Garros last year on the way to the quarterfinals, her best finish at a Grand Slam tournament.
Yara Shahidi graduates from Harvard University
Yara Shahidi of “Black-ish” and “Grown-ish” fame graduated from Harvard University on Friday, and posted about the achievement on her Instagram. “Yara (noun): a Harvard graduate ???? #ITSOFFICIAL #CLASSOF2022,” wrote the 22-year-old actress in the caption accompanying two photos of herself clad in graduation regalia. Beneath the traditional cap-and-gown ensemble, Shahidi donned a two-piece Dior suit in Harvard’s signature crimson red hue, reported Vogue. Shahidi began at Harvard in 2017 in the same class as Malia Obama, but took a gap year that pushed her to the class of 2022. Shahidi donned a two-piece Dior suit under her graduation gown in the same crimson red heralded as Harvard’s signature hue.
Progressive policy experiments hurt the people they claim to help
In New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and elsewhere progressive DA’s and other electeds made sweeping “reforms” these past few years: ditching bail, decriminalizing quality-of-life offenses and hamstringing cops. Blacks and Hispanics were 63% of San Francisco shooting victims, though they combine for only 18% of the population. Add to that disastrous COVID school closures — demanded by the same crowd that wants to kill calculus and Shakespeare. San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin faces a likely recall; LA’s soft-on-crime George Gascón faces a second recall vote. Woke school-board members got the boot in San Francisco.
Bruce Willis enjoys a sunny day out with friends after aphasia diagnosis
The rare sighting occurred just two months after the action star was diagnosed with aphasia, marked by difficulty with speaking and comprehending language. The “Die Hard” star, 67, was seen casually strolling through the SoCal city after grabbing a meal with friends. Willis kept his look simple in blue jeans, a long-sleeved shirt and a blue baseball cap with the letters “B” stitched on the front. Willis was diagnosed with aphasia March 2022. “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”
Mets’ Jacob deGrom feels ‘completely normal’ as he works toward return
Jacob deGrom feels, in his own words, “completely normal.”The stress reaction in his right scapula is no longer bothering him. Soon, he will be back on the mound, although the Mets’ ace didn’t have an exact timeframe for that. Jacob deGrom AP“So far everything has felt good,” he said in his first public comments since Opening Day. DeGrom believes he would need to work up to four innings before being ready to start a game for the Mets. DeGrom recently moved his workouts up north with the team so he could be closely monitored by team officials.
As Indianapolis 500 arrives, IndyCar is riding F1’s stateside growth
IndyCar, which features races staged from Toronto to St. Petersburg, Fla., sees North America as its primary domain. But as the series welcomes full capacity crowds back to the Brickyard, its intercontinental counterpart, Formula One, has expanded its stateside ambitions. AdvertisementF1 has one American team, Haas F1, and no American drivers, but both numbers could increase if it welcomes Michael Andretti, the former Formula One and IndyCar driver — and owner of IndyCar team Andretti Autosport — who is pushing for an additional team. Others, such as 2016 Indy 500 winner Alexander Rossi, said F1?s expansion is at least cause for concern. Right now the sport of motor sport is enjoying a really positive time.”Luedtke used a racing reference to describe the opportunity that she said IndyCar sees in capitalizing on F1’s growth.
If the Commanders build in Virginia, will their Maryland fans follow?
Advertisement“I don’t think that would be lost on anyone,” Prince George’s County Council member Mel Franklin (D-At Large) said. Perhaps die-hard Prince George’s County fans would stick with them, Franklin said, but casual fans probably would drift toward the Ravens. If the Commanders move that far down in Virginia, it makes Maryland a Ravens state. “It’s easier to get to the Ravens’ stadium, and they’re winning, and to me, the stadium is better than Washington’s stadium. It gives people a chance to come to Prince George’s County, see Prince George’s County, dine in Prince George’s County.
‘American Graffiti’ actor Bo Hopkins dead at 80
Hollywood actor Bo Hopkins, best known for his roles in films like “American Graffiti” and “Wild Bunch,” has died at the age of 80. The star’s death at a California hospital on Saturday came several weeks after the actor had experienced a heart attack. Hopkins’ was confirmed by his wife Sian Hopkins, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The outlet reported that Hopkins died in Van Nuys, California at Valley Presbyterian Hospital. “Graffiti got people out draggin’ and going up, and down streets cruisin’,” the actor said of the classic car film, speaking to Shock Cinema magazine.
Inside the race to master supersonic air travel
Bold corporate claims of bringing back supersonic travel will run headlong into scientific challenges for years to come, they added. “These manufacturers are trying to reinvent supersonic aircraft,” said Dan Rutherford, director of the aviation program at the International Council on Clean Transportation. Over the past decade, numerous start-ups have cropped up promising a better, more cost-effective supersonic jet for commercial air travel. Mike Leskinen, president of United Airlines Ventures, said his company’s bet on supersonic travel will fill customer demand for high-speed business travel. But the supply of sustainable fuel is limited and the cost is high — two to five times costlier than fossil jet fuel.
Giants’ Gabe Kapler, distressed over mass shootings, skips national anthem
Placeholder while article actions loadGabe Kapler walked out for the national anthem before his San Francisco Giants hosted the New York Mets on Wednesday afternoon, then considered leaving. I didn’t want to take away from the victims or their families. “It’s just something that I feel strongly enough about to take that step.”Most of the Giants were not on the field during the anthem Friday, according to the Associated Press. “And it took me a couple of days to pull all my thoughts together and to be able to articulate them clearly. Sometimes that happens for me.”Kapler, 46, is in his third season managing the Giants.
Both their parents died in Uvalde. Now donors are raising millions.
As of Saturday afternoon, more than 44,000 donors had raised more than $2.5 million on GoFundMe to help support them. “Their family was an all-American family,” John Martinez told The Washington Post this week about his aunt, uncle and cousins. Teammates of Twitter Philanthropy Help Raise $1.9 Million (now $2.125 Million) in 72 hours for Family of Slain Texas TeacherTHANK YOU TEAM FROM THE PULTE FAMILY ! AdvertisementMartinez said authorities told his family that Irma Garcia used herself as a human shield to try save the children. Those were her kids, and she put her life on the line, she lost her life to protect them.
Real Talk: The Texas School Shooting
This week, Tyrus gives his thoughts on gun violence as it pertains to the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas and suggests new legislation to put in place.
No. 1 Tennessee advances to SEC tournament semifinals with 5-2 win over LSU
1 Tennessee is two wins away from its first overall SEC Tournament championship. A win there, and the Vols will reach their second straight tournament title game. OKLAHOMA, OKLAHOMA STATE OPEN NCAA TOURNAMENT REGIONALS WITH MERCY-RULE VICTORIESThe tournament opens on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with No. 12 seed Kentucky (32-25) will play LSU (38-19) 30 minutes after that game ends. After a wild pitch by LSU starter Ty Floyd, Beck scored for a 2-0 advantage.
Detroit Tigers funneling money for trans surgeries for kids
The money that Detroit Tigers fans regularly give to the organization through ticket sales may not have yielded a quality on-field product in years, but some of it will now benefit local LGBTQ groups which support irreversible trans surgeries for children. The Trans Sistas of Color Project website refers to "Trans Minor Rights" and boasts that its funding recipients perform "chest reconstruction and/or genital reassignment surgery," while the Ruth Ellis Center offers "transition care for transgender youth," including surgery. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThere is indeed "a huge problem" here, but it’s not the one they claim. The problem is the genital mutilation of children, but the Tigers don’t seem to care about that. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPAs Hochman rightfully wonders, "Are Tigers fans aware that this is where their money is going?"
WaPo worries Uvalde police response problems will ‘take focus off the real issue: guns’
The Washington Post editorial board insisted Saturday that readers not be distracted by the mistakes police made in response to the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, but rather "focus" on gun control to prevent mass murder. The piece declared that guns in America are "Too many and too often in the hands of the wrong people." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING BLAMED ON ALL SECOND AMENDMENT SUPPORTERS BY WAPO COLUMNIST: 'YOU. The editorial board then detailed the criminal and his weapons: "The gunman who shot up the school bought two AR-15-style rifles shortly after turning 18. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP"That’s madness, and that’s something we can try to fix with common-sense gun law reform.
Tyrus And Timpf Are Problem Solvers
Tyrus and Kat give roommate advice. Kat questions the meaning behind certain floral emojis. Tyrus recalls a time when he found a landlord loophole. Cat Got Your Tongue: Kat and Tyrus reveal the magic words to finish an altercation. Follow Tyrus on Twitter: @PlanetTyrusFollow Kat Timpf on Twitter: @KatTimpf
Shanna Moakler auctions her engagement ring from Travis Barker
The former model, 47, decided to auction her engagement ring she received from her ex-husband Travis Barker. The 4-carat diamond ring is starting at $51,000, but she shared with US Weekly that she’s hoping for $100,000. "I think it is a beautiful piece and truly was my dream ring," she shared with the outlet. KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND TRAVIS BARKER GET LEGALLY MARRIED IN CALIFORNIAThe auction is scheduled to run from Friday to Sunday, but it could potentially run longer depending on the level of interest. The sale comes less than a week since Barker tied the knot with Kourtney Kardashian in a lavish Portofino, Italy wedding.
Billy Napier says Florida won’t get involved in NIL bidding wars
Florida head football coach Billy Napier is the latest to give his opinion on the wild west nature of NIL, saying Thursday that the Gators will not use NIL funding in potential bidding wars. Napier, 42, is entering his first year as head coach at Florida, and does so with NIL the talk of the conference. NICK SABAN-JIMBO FISHER FIRESTORM PROMPTS SEC TO NIX MEDIA AVAILABILITY"There’s no manual for this in college football," Napier said. "I’ve been studying the National Football League because I think there are some things to learn. That’s the one thing that we lack that the National Football League has."
Jussie Smollett attempts career comeback with LGBT film on BET+ streaming service
Jussie Smollett has launched his directorial debut with BET+ "B-Boy Blues." "‘B-Boy Blues’ is an artful, heart-rending film about the complexity of love – something we all can relate to." JUSSIE SMOLLETT RELEASED FROM JAIL PENDING APPEAL: ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL TO CHARGE SOMEONE TWICE,’ LAWYER SAYSThe indie film first debuted in 2021 at the American Black Film Festival. JUSSIE SMOLLETT RELEASED FROM JAIL: WILL HE SUCCESSFULLY APPEAL CONVICTION? Three weeks after Smollett was released from jail, he released a song titled "Thank You God."
Air travelers face heavy cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday's cancellations were due to bad weather and "air traffic control actions," noting it's trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. People who are only now booking travel for the summer are experiencing the sticker shock.
'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest
Writer/director Ruben Ostlund, winner of the Palme d'Or for 'Triangle of Sadness,' poses for photographers during the photo call following the awards ceremony at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Swedish director Ruben Ostlund's class warfare comedy "Triangle of Sadness" won the Palme d'Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, giving Ostlund one of cinema's most prestigious prizes for the second time. Ostlund had already won Cannes' top honor for his film "The Square" in 2017. "Triangle of Sadness," which features Woody Harrelson as a Marxist yacht captain and a climactic scene of rampant vomiting, pushes the satire even further. "I'd like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema," said Song, who also starred in Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or winning film "Parasite" in Cannes three years ago.
Amtrak watchdog says $41 million purchase of Delaware building based on ‘faulty assumptions’
Amtrak’s purchase of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for a massive $41 million was based on "significant yet faulty assumptions," according to the agency’s internal watchdog which criticized the purchase in a report. The Amtrak Office of Inspector General said that the purchase of the building for a Unified Operations Center (UOC) program in President Biden’s home state was "largely premised on two significant yet faulty assumptions." The second, linked assumption, was that the purchase would save money to the tune of $50 million. "Neither has materialized because the company did not effectively verify the feasibility of centralizing these personnel and functions including retrofitting the building to accommodate significant IT requirements before purchasing the building," the report said. It would also bring in IT personnel from Atlanta and Washington D.C., saving money on leased space.
‘This is our lane’: Doctors speak out against gun violence after Texas school shooting
Dr. Bindi Naik-Mathuria, a pediatric surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, knows what assault rifles can do to a child’s body. There’s no way to salvage them.”That’s why Naik-Mathuria is full-throatedly proclaiming that the issue of gun violence is “very much our lane.”“We have our hands inside these people, these children, trying to save them,” she said. It was resurfaced after the horrific mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. Sathya said he and his colleagues have noted a “big spike in gun violence compared to prior years.”“That’s of course going to directly be felt and seen by front-line workers at the hospitals,” he said. But they never had a chance to try to save them; their wounds from the assault weapon used in the mass shooting were too great.
Thompson-Herah beats American Richardson in the Pre Classic 100m
May 27, 2022; Eugene, OR, USA; Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) during a press conference prior to the 47th Prefontaine Classic at the Graduate Eugene hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsMay 28 (Reuters) - Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah beat American Sha'Carri Richardson in the 100 metres at the Prefontaine Classic on Saturday in 10.79 seconds. Brazilian Olympic bronze medallist Alison dos Santos improved on his own world-leading time to win the men's 400 metres hurdles in 47.23. On Friday, world record-holder and Olympic champion Armand Duplantis kept his Diamond League season on track with a 5.91-metre jump to win the pole vault. read moreOlympic champion Valarie Allman won the discus and Tokyo bronze medallist Yaroslava Mahuchikh won the high jump.
U.N. rights chief says she urged China to review counter-terrorism policies
BEIJING, May 28 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, whose rare visit to China was criticised by rights groups and Western countries, said she urged Beijing to review its counter-terrorism policies to ensure they comply with international human rights standards. Bachelet started her China trip, the first by a U.N. Human Rights High Commissioner in 17 years, on Monday in the southern city of Guangzhou before heading to Xinjiang. Chinese President Xi Jinping and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet are seen on a giant screen broadcasting news footage of their virtual meeting at a shopping complex in Beijing, China May 25, 2022. Rights groups and Western countries worry that China will use her trip as an endorsement of its rights record. During the media briefing, Bachelet also described as "deeply worrying" the detention in Hong Kong of activists, lawyers and journalists.
Liverpool hit post in goalless first half against Real Madrid
PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Liverpool and Real Madrid were locked at 0-0 by halftime in their Champions League final on Saturday with the English club hitting the post and dominating the first 45 minutes. read moreWith midfielder Thiago Alcantara a surprise inclusion in the lineup, Liverpool had the upper hand with their high-pressing game rattling the Spanish champions and Mo Salah twice testing Real keeper Thibaut Courtois in the opening exchanges. read moreSadio Mane came even closer in the 21st minute with a low shot that Courtois managed to tip onto the post. Real thought they had scored just before the break but French striker Karim Benzema's effort was ruled offside after a lengthy VAR review. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken FerrisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Shame almost reaches politicians cozy with the NRA
While some Republicans who had been scheduled to speak at the NRA convention just days after the Robb Elementary School gun massacre did cancel their appearances, they did so with scheduling excuses or, in the case of Governor Abbott, with a recorded message on the event's jumbotron instead.May 28, 2022
Trump's Michigan election fraud claims actually proved true — sort of
But it involves the 2022 election for governor and Republicans, including some who have peddled Trump’s lies about the 2020 election. Securing that many valid signatures in a state of over 8 million registered voters shouldn’t be that hard. Still, in most cases, valid petitions are submitted. The Michigan Bureau of Elections is not alleging that the candidates knew their petitions contained fraudulent signatures. Say what you will about Trump — and believe me, I have — but he was right to be on the lookout for election fraud in Michigan.
GOP Congressman, former NRA endorsee says he would support ban on assault weapons in aftermath of Buffalo, Uvalde
Jacobs made the remarks — a contradiction to the Republican party's staunch stance on gun laws — during a news conference on Friday. “If an assault weapons ban bill came to the floor that would ban something like an AR-15, I would vote for it,” he said, according to The Buffalo News. I think it’s perfectly reasonable that the age limit at least for these highly lethal, high-capacity semi automatic weapons should be 21," he said. The congressman reiterated his sentiments in an interview with The Buffalo News. Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday attended the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, who was killed in the Buffalo shooting, saying "enough is enough."
Gun Control Activists Can “Absolutely” Take on the NRA, Says Sandy Hook Mom
The Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, TX has aggravated old wounds for many people who’ve lost family members to gun violence. After her son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, Nicole Hockley dedicated her life to pushing for gun safety reforms. Hockley founded Sandy Hook Promise, an organization aimed at providing gun control education. Now, with the number of mass shootings mounting, Hockley wants people to “vote your conscience” and remove apathetic politicians from office. That is the right that we all have as citizens, and we need to take that right seriously.” May 28, 2022
Ruben Östlund's satire 'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'or at Cannes
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund's "Triangle of Sadness," a class satire set aboard a luxury cruise, won the top prize at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, marking the second time the director has nabbed the Palme d'Or. Östlund previously earned the Palme d'Or in 2017 for "The Square," a dark comedy that skewered the European art world. "Triangle of Sadness" stars Harris Dickinson ("The King's Man"), Charlbi Dean (The CW's "Black Lightning") and Oscar-nominated Hollywood veteran Woody Harrelson. "I'd like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema," said Song, who led the cast of Bong Joon-Ho's "Parasite," the Palme d'Or winner at Cannes three years ago. The winners at this year's festival were chosen by a nine-member jury headed by French actor Vincent Lindon, who appeared in last year's Palme d'Or winner "Titane."
Cancer patients seek damages from Fukushima nuclear plant
A Tokyo court began hearing a case Thursday seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who lived as children in Fukushima and developed thyroid cancer after its 2011 nuclear disaster. A Tokyo court began hearing a case Thursday seeking nearly $5 million in damages for six people who lived as children in Fukushima and developed thyroid cancer after its 2011 nuclear disaster. The plaintiffs are suing the operator of the nuclear plant, saying radiation released in the accident caused their illnesses. An increase in thyroid cancer was found among children following the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine. The Fukushima prefectural government tested 380,000 residents aged 18 or younger at the time of the accident for thyroid cancer.
Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria
A view of sandles outside Kings Assembly Pentecostal church, following a stampede in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Police say a stampede at a church charity event in southern Nigeria has left at least 31 people dead and seven injured. Such events are common in Nigeria, (AP Photo)A view of sandles outside Kings Assembly Pentecostal church, following a stampede in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Police say a stampede at a church charity event in southern Nigeria has left at least 31 people dead and seven injured. Some church members were attacked and injured by relatives of the victims after the stampede, according to witness Christopher Eze.
Children among 31 killed at church fair stampede in Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A stampede Saturday at a church charity event in southern Nigeria left 31 people dead and seven injured, police told The Associated Press, a shocking development at a program that aimed to offer hope to the needy. One witness said the dead included a pregnant woman and many children. The stampede at the event organized by the Kings Assembly Pentecostal church in Rivers state involved people who came to the church’s annual “Shop for Free” charity program, according to Grace Iringe-Koko, a police spokeswoman. Saturday’s charity program was supposed to begin at 9 a.m. but dozens arrived as early as 5 a.m. to secure their place in line, Iringe-Koko said. Some church members were attacked and injured by relatives of the victims after the stampede, according to witness Christopher Eze.
Two more miners found dead in flooded Burkina Faso mine
OUAGADOUGOU, May 28 (Reuters) - The dead bodies of two more missing miners have been found at a zinc mine owned by Trevali Mining Corp in Burkina Faso that flooded last month, the government said on Saturday. The bodies of four of the eight missing miners were found earlier this week. Hopes of finding survivors vanished last week when rescue workers found the mine's rescue chamber empty. The government said in a statement that search operations were continuing for the remaining two missing miners. The Perkoa mine abruptly submerged on April 16 after torrential rain fell unexpectedly during Burkina Faso's dry season.
RPT-UPDATE 1-Ukraine receives missiles and howitzers, Zelenskiy expects good news on arms supplies
"The coastal defence of our country will not only be strengthened by Harpoon missiles – they will be used by trained Ukrainian teams," Reznikov wrote on his Facebook page. He said Harpoon shore-to-ship missiles would be operated alongside Ukrainian Neptune missiles in the defence of the country's coast including the southern port of Odesa. Last month the Moskva, the flagship of Russia's Black Sea fleet, sank after what Ukraine says was an anti-ship missile attack. After launching its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, Russia imposed a naval blockade of Ukrainian ports, hampering vital grain exports. It has also used its Black Sea fleet to launch missile attacks against Ukraine.
Picture: Miesha Tate says she’s ‘the lightest I have ever walked around’ before UFC flyweight debut
Miesha Tate’s first cut down to the UFC women’s flyweight division appears to be right on track. First things first, though: Tate (19-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) must get through Murphy (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC). According to Tate, her weight-loss program is going well, and she’s currently the lightest she’s “ever walked around in my adult life.”Check out the image below (via Twitter):I am officially the lightest I have ever walked around in my adult life! ????#UFC276 #Flyweight #FitnessFriday #FlexFriday #FitGirl pic.twitter.com/7bRdvSNgiq — Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) May 27, 2022I am officially the lightest I have ever walked around in my adult life! She won her comeback fight against Marion Reneau but then lost a main event to Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 198 in November.
Tribal request to halt Arizona copper mine work is denied
Switchbacks for roads cut through three ridges in the area being worked for Hudbay Minerals Inc. in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. A federal judge has rejected a request by opponents to stop Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. from preparing a planned new copper mine's site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)Switchbacks for roads cut through three ridges in the area being worked for Hudbay Minerals Inc. in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021. A federal judge has rejected a request by opponents to stop Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. from preparing a planned new copper mine's site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes to stop Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. from preparing a planned new Arizona copper mine’s site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson.
An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf
The glider was fitted with special sensors to study ocean acidification. Instead, everyone aboard the Nanuq, a University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel, was looking where a 5-foot (1.52-meter) long, bright pink underwater sea glider surfaced. The research could be a major step forward in ocean greenhouse gas monitoring, because until now, measuring CO2 concentrations — a quantifier of ocean acidification — was mostly done from ships, buoys and moorings tethered to the ocean floor. The enormous amount of data collected is being used to study ocean acidification that can harm and kill certain marine life. ADVERTISEMENTResearchers in Canada had previously attached a smaller, prototype CO2 sensor to an underwater drone in the Labrador Sea but found it did not yet meet the targets for ocean acidification observations.
TIMELINE: Texas elementary school shooting, minute by minute
A state trooper places a tiara on a cross honoring Ellie Garcia, one of the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)A state trooper places a tiara on a cross honoring Ellie Garcia, one of the victims killed in this week's elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Saturday, May 28, 2022. ADVERTISEMENT11:27 a.m. — Video shows a teacher, whom authorities haven’t publicly identified, propping open an exterior door of the school, McCraw said. 11:30 a.m. — 911 receives a call saying there was a crash and a man with a gun at the school, McCraw said. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Valve’s latest Steam Deck update promises less fan noise
On Thursday, Valve began rolling out SteamOS 3.2 for Steam Deck, addressing one of the more prominent issues people have had with the handheld since its release. According to the company, the update introduces an “all-new OS-controlled fan curve” Valve claims allows Steam Deck’s internal fan to quickly and smartly respond to heat. Excessive fan noise is something many reviewers, including Engadget’s Jessica Conditt, mentioned in their Steam Deck reviews . In fact, when iFixit began selling replacement parts for the handheld early last week, it quickly sold out of Huaying fan units. Valve sourced fans for Steam Deck from two companies, with the ones from Huaying producing less noise, according to some owners .
Hydrogen startup ZeroAvia has a zero-emission vision, but its next plane is a hybrid
ZeroAvia has raised $115 million from United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Amazon on a promise to fly a zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell regional passenger plane as soon as next year. Now the startup has set itself a slightly less high-flying goal: building a hybrid aircraft. ZeroAvia previously said it would power the Dorniers using a newly developed 600kW hydrogen fuel cell. The most advanced hydrogen fuel cell aircraft to date is likely the H2Fly. The company’s ultimate aim is to build a fuel cell capable of generating between 2,000 and 5,000kW (2 to 5MW).
Kellyanne Conway says the 2020 Trump campaign's China-centric 'Beijing Biden' attacks were 'foolish'
President Joe Biden listens as he meets virtually with Chinese leader Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House on November 15, 2021. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, FileKellyanne Conway in her new book says the GOP's "Beijing Biden" attacks didn't connect with voters. Conway described Trump's 2020 presidential reelection effort as "more solipsistic than scrappy." While campaigning for reelection in Ohio weeks before the November general election, Trump warned that Biden's ascent to the White House would halt gains in the manufacturing sector. "Put simply, if Biden wins, China wins," Trump said at the time, per The Associated Press.
Terrified Chechens flee to avoid Ukraine call-up as casualties mount
The woman in Grozny said that dire economic conditions in Chechnya were pushing men into volunteering to fight in Ukraine. Putin is popular in Chechnya because he bankrolled the reconstruction of the region after declaring victory in the second Chechen war of 1999 to 2000. Most of these young Chechen men have fled to central Russia or Turkey, which has a large Chechen diaspora. But the state propaganda machine is still strong in Chechnya and support for the war is not difficult to find. Akmet, 52, said that war was justified to defend Russia against Nazis in Ukraine, a key reason that Putin has given for the invasion.
Kellyanne Conway says she didn't object to her husband George Conway's change of heart about Trump, but was puzzled by his vocal and 'aggressive' dissent
Kellyanne Conway is accompanied by her husband, George, as they arrive for a dinner at Union Station in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2017. "I just wanted the old George, the loving husband and father who did not fritter away the day," she wrote. In her newly-released memoir, "Here's the Deal," Kellyanne Conway wrote that her husband George was "beaming" while at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan hotel after the race was called for Trump. The former Trump counselor expressed her unhappiness with the tone of the tweets, especially when her husband directly tagged Trump on Twitter. Kellyanne Conway then stated that she began to avoid discussing political developments with her husband altogether.
Piers Morgan reacts to the Uvalde shooting: 'I fear that once the dust settles ... absolutely nothing will happen'
In a new essay, Piers Morgan shares why he fears American gun violence will continue. (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)Piers Morgan fears that American gun violence will continue due to the nation’s “religion” of guns. at Robb Elementary School , which left 19 students and two teachers dead . The massacre was the seventh deadliest shooting in the United States and the second deadliest at an elementary school, behind the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook in Connecticut . “So, inevitably, I fear that once the dust settles on this latest appalling crime, absolutely nothing will happen,” the Piers Morgan Uncensored host wrote.
Drones. Crutches. Potatoes. Russians Crowdfund Their Army.
Ukrainian troops load a Howitzer M777 155mm artillery piece in Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Since the start of the war, she said, she has raised more than $60,000 to buy food, clothes and equipment for Russian soldiers serving in Ukraine. “We also want to offer our support, to say, ‘Guys, we’re with you.’”Across Russia, grassroots movements, led in large part by women, have sprung up to crowdsource aid for Russian soldiers. Most of the groups collecting donations for Russian soldiers appear to be operating independently of the Russian government. Still, the notion that Russian soldiers in Ukraine are underequipped is increasingly seeping into Russian public discourse — among opponents and supporters of the war.
Forest Service finds it was responsible for largest fire in New Mexico history
The Forest Service says it was responsible for both the blazes that merged late last month and created the largest fire in New Mexico history. The Calf Canyon Fire then merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which was also started by an escaped federal prescribed burn, to cause New Mexico’s biggest-ever fire. “The pain and suffering of New Mexicans caused by the actions of the U.S. Forest Service – an agency that is intended to be a steward of our lands – is unfathomable,” New Mexico Gov. The Forest Service said last week it would pause prescribed burns on National Forest System land for 90 days to reevaluate its policies. “The Santa Fe National Forest is 100 percent focused on suppressing these fires with the support of the Type 1 incident management teams who are fully prepared to manage complex, all-risk situations,” Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor Debbie Cress said in a Friday statement.
Jury deliberations in Depp, Heard case to resume on Tuesday
"Mr. Depp experienced persistent verbal, physical and emotional abuse by Ms. Heard," attorney Camille Vasquez said in closing arguments on Friday. "We ask you to give Mr. Depp his life back by telling the world Mr. Depp is not the abuser Ms. Heard says he is," Vasquez said. Heard lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn, in his closing argument, reminded jurors of explicit text messages from Depp to friends or associates. The article never mentioned Depp by name, but his lawyer told jurors it was clear that Heard was referring to him. "Your key question to answer is 'does the First Amendment give Ms. Heard the right to write the words she wrote?"
Ted Cruz Chewed Out at Restaurant for Speech at NRA Convention: ‘Why Did You Take Blood Money?’
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was reprimanded by a restaurant attendee Friday night after he spoke at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, roughly a four-hour drive from where a mass shooter killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde three days earlier. “Why did you come here, to the convention, to take blood money? That’s on your head.”The senator stood silently, smiled and waved as guards pushed away the enraged, emotional critic. During his lengthy speech at the convention, Cruz also blamed the murders on everything other than the ease of getting guns as the root cause for the country’s disproportionately high rate of massacres. “Ted Cruz is just a slave to the gun lobby.
Armed 13-year-old shot by deputy after she shoots man approaching home, Georgia cops say
A 13-year-old girl was shot by a deputy after she came out of a home in Georgia and fired a gun at a man near the porch, authorities said. The relationships among the man, the 13-year-old and 3-year-old was not disclosed. Frasca walked to the front of the house when a 13-year-old girl came out on the porch armed with a handgun, the GBI said. The GBI is investigating an OIS in Fayetteville, GA. Deputies were assisting with a custody exchange when a 13-year old female shot an adult man. The deputy fired back multiple times and hit the 13-year-old girl, according to the GBI.
Eva Longoria Went Barefoot in a Hip-High Slit Dress at the amfAR Gala Afterparty
Eva Longoria Cannes Film Festival amfAR GalaGettyEva Longoria was without a doubt one of the best-dressed attendees at the Cannes Film Festival this year. But she seemingly saved her best look for last at the 2022 amfAR Gala, and wore a black cutout dress with a major slash across her midriff and a hip-high slit. In photos snapped during the afterparty, Longoria can be seen dancing, posing for photos, and having an all-around good time — without her shoes. Eva Longoria Cannes Film Festival amfAR GalaGettyRELATED: Eva Longoria Isn't Fazed by the "Ebbs and Flows of Relevancy in Hollywood"This wasn't Eva's only relatable moment at Cannes. "I was like, I'll just wear this one, this knit gold, that feels right," Longoria recalled of the dress she wore 17 years ago.
Millennials, boomers part of 'triple threat' driving up housing prices: Real estate expert
Baby boomers and millennials are part of a "triple threat" driving up prices in the housing market, according to the founder and executive of America’s largest owner of single-family homes. "There’s a huge amount of inventory stuck in baby boomers," Pretium CEO Don Mullen told FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo on "Mornings with Maria" Wednesday. Mullen noted that he founded Pretium in 2012 when expectations were that millennials, as they aged, would want to form households in a "classic," single-family home. He believes that the only solution to bringing down soaring housing costs is to lower the number of buyers. "The only answer in the near term to increased housing prices is a reduction in the people trying to buy," he said.
Your Worst Fears About Taco Bell Mexican Pizza Are True
Taco Bell took the Mexican Pizza off its menu in 2020 during the height of the covid pandemic. Mexican Pizza did not make the cut, but it's very possible that the Yum! Taco Bell also shared some vague details about the eventual return of the Mexican Pizza on its website. Taco Bell has also delayed the planned musical on the Mexican Pizza that was written by Dolly Parton. What Is the Taco Bell Mexican Pizza?
'The Conjuring' house sells for above $1.2 million asking price
A Rhode Island farmhouse that is infamous for inspiring director James Wan’s 2013 supernatural horror film The Conjuring has sold for $1.525 million, far higher than its $1.2 million asking price. Although the Rhode Island home was not the home featured in the film franchise, it was the actual home where the Perron family was plagued with paranormal activity in the 1970s. The film depicts the account of a Roman Catholic family haunted by supernatural activity in their new Rhode Island dream home. The Wall Street Journal reported that the new owner is Boston real-estate developer Jacqueline Nuñez. "I’m not afraid of the house," Nuñez told the Wall Street Journal.
Garfield wins City Division I baseball title at Dodger Stadium
Garfield ace pitcher Anthony Cardenas was wondering if he’d ever get in to pitch at Dodger Stadium. More than 2,000 Garfield fans, who had been chanting “East L.A.,” rose to their feet. Garfield players celebrate their first City title since 1997 with a 5-3 win over Narbonne in the Division I final at Dodger Stadium. Narbonne 2, Garfield 1. pic.twitter.com/JYcS4gOdzx — eric sondheimer (@latsondheimer) May 28, 2022The Bulldogs have played all season without a field while there is construction on campus. “It’s amazing and a privilege to play on this field,” Cardenas said.
How Instagram and TikTok prey on pregnant women’s worst fears
After being inundated with TikTok videos about miscarriages and stillbirths, “I was scared that my baby was gonna die,” she said. But for many pregnant women, Vick is recognizable less as a behind-the-scenes activist than as a social media influencer — albeit a very niche one. “I do not want pregnant women to feel anxious; I felt anxious throughout an entire pregnancy. AdvertisementAfter her stillbirth, Vick says, she spent some time off social media; she found it too triggering. In the place of stillbirth videos, Lopez said, her feed instead now pushes ones about sudden infant death syndrome.
Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: Live updates, start time and analysis
Edwin Ríos bolsters case for more playing time in Dodgers’ win over DiamondbacksPHOENIX — So far this season, Edwin Ríos’ biggest challenge has been simply staying ready, trying to keep himself sharp between sporadic starts. Lately, Ríos has been handed a different task. With starts in six straight games, and 10 of the last 18, the left-handed slugger is simply trying to stay hot. “Definitely soaking it in and trying to take advantage of it.”Ríos did so Friday, hitting an early three-run home run that keyed the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Friday was only Ríos’ second start this season against a left-handed starting pitcher, batting ninth against familiar Dodgers foe Madison Bumgarner.
The Prefontaine Classic has created legends. Colin Sahlman is driven to join them
AdvertisementColin Sahlman, left in yellow, and teammate Lex Young train on the Newbury Park High track. It was the indicator Newbury Park coach Sean Brosnan needed to know a record pursuit was within reach. Binder also believes the pandemic allowed for longer blocks of uninterrupted training and a heightened aggression to run fast once meets returned. Newbury Park’s Aaron Sahlman, Leo Young, Colin Sahlman and Lex Young, from left, start the boys’ 3,200-meter run at the 2022 Arcadia Invitational. But when the invitation to race in the Prefontaine Classic was broached earlier this spring, Sahlman quickly accepted before ever consulting his parents, Chrystall Sahlman said.
Swastikas scratched into prominent Los Angeles synagogue
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swastikas were scratched into the office windows of a prominent Los Angeles synagogue this week, officials with Ikar said in a statement. The antisemitic incident occurred overnight Thursday or early Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. LA Police Department Officer Drake Madison confirmed to the news outlet that a report had been made. The organization said that was the highest number on record since it started tracking antisemitic incidents in 1979. The organization reported in April that incidents in California jumped 27% in 2021.
1 killed in Chicago Lawn shooting
One person was killed in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Chicago Lawn on the South West Side. About 1:30 p.m., a male, whose age was unknown, was shot in the head in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He has not yet been identified. There was no one in custody.
Sigma Derby’s social appeal brings players new and old to The D
(Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoPeople play the coin-operated Sigma Derby game at the D Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Las Vegas.
Going to Phoenix Fan Fusion this weekend? Here's how to approach your favorite cosplayers
Arizona cosplayers rejoice: Why they're so happy Phoenix Fan Fusion 2022 is onThe golden rules of cosplayBeing respectful toward cosplayers is key. "Another thing is offering to fix something, take something out of someone's hair or wig," Imani said. "You might think, like, that's really nice if you did that, but someone who is their friend should probably do that for them. A stranger should not pick (at) somebody else's costume unless specifically that cosplayer is like, 'Hey, can you fix this for me?'" Keep yourself healthy: Stay hydrated, remember to eat and bring an extra pair of shoes if your costume’s footwear is uncomfortable.
Faith leaders condemn gun violence heading into Memorial Day weekend: ‘It’s all hands on deck’
A group of church leaders and others gathered to for a prayer walk down Michigan Avenue Saturday. It took place following a deadly month of gun violence in Chicago and ahead of a historically violent holiday weekend. Memorial Day weekend has historically ushered in increased summertime gun violence in Chicago, but advocates are hoping for a different outcome this year. Attendees of the Michigan Avenue March for Peace chant along North Michigan Avenue in the Loop on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2022. While the focus of Saturday’s rally and prayer walk was spiritual, leaders said action goes beyond prayer.
Photos: NASA previews a new water-hunting lunar rover in Oakland
Before humans return to the Moon’s surface by 2025 through NASA’s Artemis program, the space agency is sending a rover to scope out the hydration situation. It’s expected to spend 100 Earth days searching the moon’s south polar region for water ice deposits below the surface in 2023. VIPER is making the trip to better learn how much water ice is up there and in what form. Scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View are leading the VIPER mission and already created high-resolution maps of the lunar surface to plan routes for the rover. The Artemis missions will return astronauts to the Moon and land the first woman and first person of color on the lunar surface.
Man may have drowned in Lake Pleasant, adding to safety concerns on Memorial Day weekend
The body of the man has not resurfaced as of Saturday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office urges lake visitors to follow lake safety measures to avoid more accidents. Never leave young children unattended near water, and do not ask another child to supervise your children near water. The Sheriff's Office will also be conducting a DUI Task Force at the lake throughout the weekend. There will be "zero tolerance" for violations of these rules, the Sheriff's Office said.
Eric Church at American Family Field: What you need to know before the Milwaukee concert
For just the second time in his career, country superstar Eric Church is gearing up to headline a stadium concert — and it's happening at American Family Field on May 28, a one-off show dubbed "One Hell of a Night in Milwaukee." If it feels like the Milwaukee Brewers ballpark just hosted a major country music stadium concert for 40,000 people, that's because it did. This is the first month with two major stadium concerts in Milwaukee since the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd both headlined County Stadium in June 1975. You're going to need to secure a wristband on the 100 level if you have a ticket for the field. You'll need your ID, and it'll need to match the designated will-call name and name on the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets.
Gordon: Family, fatherhood, football motivate Maxx Crosby
Raiders star defensive end Maxx Crosby said his burgeoning family gives him additional motivation. Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) talks beside defensive tackle Matthew Butler (73) and defensive end Malcolm Koonce (51) while stretching during practice at the Raiders headquarters within the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Henderson. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesRaiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) speaks during a press conference at the Raiders headquarters within the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center on Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Henderson. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_ImagesHer name is Ella Rose Crosby, and her father, Maxx, already thinks about her every single day. My mom calls me every day, asking ‘What do you need?’” the Raiders defensive end said Thursday after organized team activities at the team’s headquarters in Henderson.
Milwaukee medical examiner's office issues warning after 6 drug overdose deaths in 24 hours
The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office issued a warning Saturday afternoon about a recent spate of fatal drug overdoses. Six probable overdose deaths had been reported within the past 24 hours, according to a social media post from the office about 3 p.m. Saturday. The drug, a powerful opioid, was linked to at least 489 deaths in the county last year. In 2021, 643 died of drug overdoses, a nearly 54% increase in just two years when 418 deaths were reported, according to a prior Journal Sentinel report. As of April 26, 173 people in Milwaukee County had died from a drug overdose, according to the most recent data available on the county's data dashboard.
'Triangle of Sadness' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film fest
Ruben Östlund's social satire "Triangle of Sadness" won the Palme d'Or at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival Saturday, handing Östlund one of cinema's most prestigious prizes for the second time. The festival also named Korean star Song Kang Ho best actor for his performance in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's film "Broker," about Korean family seeking a home for an abandoned baby. "I'd like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema," said Song, who also starred in Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or-winning film "Parasite" in Cannes three years ago. "I would like to thank my donkeys," said Skolimowski, who used six donkeys while making the film. Swedish-Egyptian filmmaker Tarik Saleh took best screenplay at Cannes for "Boy From Heaven," a thriller set in Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque.
Mike McDaniel bringing new vibe, energy to Dolphins through organized team activities
MIAMI GARDENS — A prevailing thought across sports is that a team takes on the personality of its coach. It sure seems to be the case with the 2022 Miami Dolphins through their offseason and organized team activities. AdvertisementThere’s a noticeable difference in the vibes around Dolphins players in new coach Mike McDaniel’s first several practices led than under his predecessor, Brian Flores, more of a disciplinarian. The guy knows what he’s doing, and he’s going to prove it this year.”AdvertisementMiami Dolphins - The Fins Flash Twice-weekly Get updates on the Miami Dolphins, with insider info and analysis from our staff writers. It just felt natural since Day 1.”McDaniel, 39, is young for a head coach but still considerably older than most players on the Dolphins roster — most.
Heat fined $25,000 for bench players overstepping their bounds against Celtics
MIAMI — No sooner had the Miami Heat completed Friday night’s 111-103 victory at TD Garden then teammates praised the bench players for being engaged throughout the win over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. AdvertisementSaturday, the NBA issued the Heat a $25,000 fine for literally overstepping their bounds. Per the league:Advertisement“The Miami Heat organization has been fined $25,000 for violating league rules regarding team bench decorum, it was announced today by Byron Spruell, President, League Operations. Miami Heat Source Weekly See what's buzzing about the Miami Heat, including game analysis, roster changes and more inside info. “Markieff Morris was the MVP of the game,” Adebayo said, “just his energy across the bench.
Texas school shooting: Here are the names of the 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde
Makenna Elrod's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. (via The New York Times)Irma Garcia, 48Irma Garcia was finishing up her 23rd year as a teacher at Robb Elementary School. Maranda Mathis' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Jailah Silguero's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Rojelio Torres' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022.
Champions League final: Real Madrid-Liverpool match delayed after police spray tear gas at fans outside stadium
Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines were seen hanging onto railings and heard shouting: “Let us in. Police deployed tear gas on supporters waiting in long lines to get into the stadium. Fans shows tickets in front of the Stade de France before the Champions League final match between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday. Officers used tear gas on Liverpool fans on repeated occasions. There were long lines of Liverpool fans still outside the stadium when there was 40 minutes to kickoff.
Texas school shooting: Here are the names of the 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde
Makenna Elrod's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. (via The New York Times)Irma Garcia, 48Irma Garcia was finishing up her 23rd year as a teacher at Robb Elementary School. Maranda Mathis' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Jailah Silguero's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Rojelio Torres' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022.
Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekend
Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EDT Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most among U.S. airlines, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Delta noted in an email to The Associated Press that Saturday’s cancellations were due to bad weather and “air traffic control actions,” noting it's trying to cancel flights at least 24 hours in advance this Memorial Day weekend. However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
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Rangers in position to compete annually, but will this era include a Stanley Cup?
The Rangers certainly still had Cup aspirations entering Saturday night’s Game 6 of their second-round series with the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. Sign up for our daily sports newsletter Get stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams in your inbox every morning. But since the NHL doubled to 12 teams in 1967-68, the Rangers have won just one Cup, in 1994, with additional trips to the Cup Final in 1972, 1979 and 2014. (Perhaps the Maple Leafs, without a Cup since 1967 or even a Cup Final appearance in that span, could argue.) Vigneault replaced the hard-driving Tortorella and led the Rangers to the 2014 Cup Final against the Kings, who won in five games.
A tip of the cap to Gabe Kapler for caring after Uvalde tragedy
Or when you realize that Uvalde represented the 27th school shooting this year and we’re not even halfway through the 2022 calendar. And while Kapler has been an attention magnet for other reasons, this particular stand took courage, even if the cause seems obvious. “I’m often struck before our games by the lack of delivery of the promise of what our national anthem represents,” Kapler said. Slowing down, he said, as Sears usually is subject to the 14-second pitch clock currently deployed in the minors. By comparison, in 5,539 games without a clock last season, the average length of a nine-inning minor-league game was 3:03.
East Islip wins Suffolk Class A softball title in walk-off fashion
After dislocating her ankle at the end of March and being told by doctors that she would miss the remainder of the season, the East Islip softball team’s second baseman broke down into tears. 1 East Islip clinched a walk-off 4-3 win over No. 2 Islip in the bottom of the eighth inning on Kailyn Bloch’s sacrifice fly to capture the Suffolk Class A title. East Islip secured its first county title since 2017. East Islip (23-1) extended its winning streak to 15 games and advances to the Long Island Class A championship against the winner of Calhoun/Mepham on June 4 at 10 a.m. at Moriches Athletic Complex.
Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde school shooting probe
The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers have become the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The delay in confronting the shooter — who was inside the school for more than an hour — could lead to discipline, lawsuits and even criminal charges against police.
Paul Newberry: NHL playoffs best show in sports; NBA a snoozer
If you’re looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one thrill after another. Overtime goals? Just check out that game late Thursday night, when the Edmonton Oilers won the Battle of Alberta with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames. The NBA playoffs.
Yankees Notebook: DJ LeMahieu back in lineup after injury scare
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — DJ LeMahieu was back in the lineup Saturday. Advertisement“Just a really good turn of events,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. That’s where the struggling slugger found himself in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game. 9 spot in a starting lineup since 2017 with the Rangers. ... Just trying to space out our lineup a little bit in our lefties a little bit better,” Boone said before the game.
Texas school shooting: Here are the names of the 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde
Makenna Elrod's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. (via The New York Times)Irma Garcia, 48Irma Garcia was finishing up her 23rd year as a teacher at Robb Elementary School. Maranda Mathis' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Jailah Silguero's cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022. Rojelio Torres' cross stands at a memorial site for the victims killed in this week's shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Friday, May 27, 2022.
It's raining local OHSAA state tennis champions after Cincinnati title drought
MASON – While it rained most of the week, requiring Friday's early-round matches to be moved indoors, Greater Cincinnati tennis players broke the Ohio High School Athletic Association state tennis tournament title drought Saturday. Miller, the district champ, had lost to Gahanna's Carpico 6-3, 6-3 and Choo fell to Mason's Gogineni 6-1, 6-0 in the morning. After beating Ethan Blatt/John Corbett of Seven Hills, 7-5, 6-0, in the semi, they downed Pepper Pike Orange's Jake Goldstein/Gabi Kalir 6-4, 6-4. It was Indian Hill's first state title since Andrew Pregel won singles in 2018. Armed with one state title, Indian Hill hit the road for Upper Arlington where they'll play in Sunday's Division II OTCA team tournament.
Bruins’ Brad Marchand out six months after hip surgery
The B’s announced Friday evening that star left wing Brad Marchand underwent arthroscopic hip surgery and labral repairs on both hips. The news was not entirely unexpected, as Sweeney had said in his end-of-season press conference that a hip procedure was a possibility for Marchand. He led the Bruins in scoring in both the regular season and in their seven-game first-round series against the Carolina Hurricanes. In the playoffs, Marchand again picked up the pace, leading the Bruins in scoring with four goals and seven assists in the seven games against the Hurricanes. If Bergeron does not return and Marchand misses the first two months of the season, just making the playoffs could be a challenge for the Bruins.
'Is my school next?': Statehouse vigil remembers 21 victims of Texas school shooting
About a hundred people gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse Saturday afternoon for a vigil to remember the 21 victims of this week's school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. … I don’t feel safe,” said Nina Greenberg, a member of Students Demand Action and a student at Sylvania Southview High School, near Toledo. Nan Whaley, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, spoke at Saturday’s rally about how gun violence is personal to her. Mike DeWine to “do something” in the days that followed the Dayton shooting. "Now, the world watches horror as 21 families plan funerals.”Titus Wu, of the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau, contributed to this report.
WATCH: Mason wins a pair of state tennis titles, Indian Hill also takes one
WATCH: Mason wins a pair of state tennis titles, Indian Hill also takes oneMason wins a pair of state tennis titles, Indian Hill also takes one
Howie Carr: Just another delirious day trip for Biden, unstuck in time again
He called Zoom “Joom.” He claimed he’s convinced “North Korea” to impose sanctions on Russia. In short, it was just another delirious day trip for Brandon away from the assisted-living facility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. “I was appointed to the Academy in 1965.”For the record, in 1965 Biden was 22 years old. So I went to Delaware.”He was referring to two Heisman Trophy winners from Navy — Roger Staubach and Joe Bellino. North Korea didn’t know.
David Sandlin leads OU baseball past Kansas State to first Big 12 title game since 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas — David Sandlin’s best start as a Sooner came at just the right timeOU’s right-hander kept feisty Kansas State at bay over seven strong innings, leading the way to the Big 12 championship game. He showed it in Big 12 opener winBig 12 baseball tournament scheduleAt Arlington, Texas(*-if necessary)Wednesday, May 25Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma State 0Game 2: No. 7 Kansas State 3Game 4: No. 6 West Virginia 4Thursday, May 26Game 5: Oklahoma State 11, Baylor 1 (7 innings)Game 6: Kansas State 8, West Virginia 5Game 7: Texas 5, TCU 3Game 8: OU 6, Texas Tech 3Friday, May 27Game 9: Oklahoma State 8, TCU 4Game 10: Kansas State 6, Texas Tech 5 (11 innings)Saturday, May 28Game 11: Texas vs. Oklahoma State, 9 a.m.Game 12: OU 4, Kansas State 3.
Sheehan Winery plants vines to help keep pace with the burgeoning NM wine scene
Sheehan Winery is doing its part to contribute to the growth of grapes in New Mexico. “Our winery is growing and growing,” explained Sean Sheehan, owner of Sheehan Winery. “It’s a blessing, but we have to make sure that we have the wine to sell them,” Sheehan said. Sheehan Winery grows six different grape varietals to create its award-winning wines. “We’ve got albariño, which is a Spanish white, really crisp, really bright, really fresh,” Sheehan said.
VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'
She attended the service at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Buffalo with second gentleman Doug Emhoff. “This is a moment that requires all good people, all God-loving people to stand up and say we will not stand for this. Enough is enough,” said Harris, who wasn’t scheduled to speak and came to the microphone at the urging of the Rev. Harris later told reporters the administration is not “sitting around waiting to figure out what the solution looks like” to the nation's gun violence problem. Whitfield was the mother of former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield.
Houston Astros at Seattle Mariners odds, picks and predictions
USA Today SportsbookwireThe Seattle Mariners (19-27) host the American League West co-tenant Houston Astros (27-19) Saturday for the middle game of their 3-game series at T-Mobile Park. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Astros vs. Marinersodds with MLB picks and predictions. Astros at Mariners odds and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Astros at Mariners picks and predictionsPredictionMariners 4, Astros 2BETMARINERS (+ 105). Bet legally online with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, Sportsbook Wire's official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA.
TIMELINE: Events surrounding the Uvalde, Texas, school siege
11:27 a.m. — Video shows a teacher, whom authorities haven't publicly identified, propping open an exterior door of the school, McCraw said. 11:28 a.m. — Ramos crashes the pickup into a drainage ditch behind the school, McCraw said. 11:30 a.m. — 911 receives a call saying there was a crash and a man with a gun at the school, McCraw said. 11:32 a.m. — Ramos fires multiple shots at the school and then makes his way toward the open door, McCraw said. Around this time, a girl calls 911 and is told to stay on the line and stay very quiet, McCraw said.
Monica Cannon-Grant to make in-person court appearance
Monica Cannon-Grant will make an appearance before U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf next month. Cannon-Grant is the head of Violence in Boston, a charity that prosecutors accuse her and her husband, Clark Grant, of running for their own financial benefit. Judge Wolf was assigned the case the day after the couple was federally indicted on 18 fraud-related counts but deferred the case to U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein to handle pre-trial matters. “To the extent that the defendants’ and the government’s time to prepare for trial is not compromised by the voluminous discovery in this matter, the government supports the expeditious commencement of trial,” they wrote. “It does not agree that a speedy trial is mandated for the reasons stated in the defendant’s motion.”
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Official: Boats collide on Georgia river, 2 dead, 3 missing
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Two people have died and three others are missing after two motorboats collided Saturday on a river in coastal Georgia at the start of the long holiday weekend, authorities said. Authorities told The Savannah Morning News that one of the boats was carrying six people and the other had three aboard when they collided around 10:30 am on the Wilmington River. A Chatham Emergency Services spokesperson who released details of the collision said a search was underway Saturday afternoon for the missing. Chatham County Police Department officials closed a stretch of the river to investigate and search for the missing. The incident is the second involving a boat and serious injuries on the Wilmington River this month.
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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probeThe actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping upLa Nina, the flip side of the better known El Nino weather condition, keeps popping up. La Nina is the natural but temporary cooling of parts of the Pacific that changes weather worldwide. For the U.S., La Nina is connected to more drought and fires out West, more Atlantic hurricanes and agricultural losses. In the late 20th century, La Nina hit 28% of the time.
Chaotic scenes outside Stade de France before Champions League final – video
The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off 35 minutes late amid chaotic scenes outside the stadium in Paris. Footage posted online showed some people climbing a perimeter fence at the Stade de France. Liverpool fans reported locked gates, long queues and French police deploying tear gas or pepper spray. Uefa have said the delay was due to 'security measures'.
Champions League final delayed as Liverpool fans report chaos outside
Kick-off in Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris had to be delayed by 36 minutes amid safety concerns. A police officer sprays tear gas or pepper spray at Liverpool fans outside the stadium. “As numbers outside the stadium continued to build up after kick off, the police dispersed them with tear gas and forced them away from the stadium. Reuters TV footage showed riot police chasing fans outside the stadium as they ran away, with others being escorted away. Problems and scuffles were reported to have been caused by young locals, with police using tear gas, batons and shields to force them away.
Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the Willow Disney+ sequel series
Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, which is a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy movie of the same name. 'Madmartigan lives on': Val Kilmer's Madmartigan will be back in the upcoming Disney+ show Willow, which is a TV series sequel to the 1988 fantasy movie of the same name. 'Val's spirit is very much with the series,' Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment. Along the way, Willow crosses paths with disgraced knight Madmartigan, who eventually joins the dwarf's quest'Val's spirit is very much with the series,' Warwick told Yahoo Entertainment. Val's ex-wife Joanne Whalley, who played his love interest Princess Sorsha in the original movie, is also reprising her role in the Disney+ TV series.
Texas state senator says ‘we’re all angry’ over Uvalde police response and expects full report
A Democratic Texas state Senator has said “we’re all angry” over the police response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in which 19 children and two teachers were killed. Mr Gutierrez said Mr McGraw told him that there would be a “detailed report including ballistics by next week”, CNN reported. I had a long conversation this morning on the way in with Steve McCraw, and he was crying to me and I’m crying to him,” Mr Gutierrez told CNN. It was “the wrong decision”, Mr McGraw said. Mr Gutierrez said he has asked the governor for $2m for Uvalde nonprofit health clinic Community Health Development, Inc.There’s one psychiatrist in Uvalde, he noted.
Dwayne Johnson takes sip from tiny pink cup during tea party with four-year-old daughter Tiana
Dwayne Johnson shared a sweet video with his daughter Tiana to his Instagram account on Saturday morning. In the clip, the 50-year-old performer was seen having a tea party with his youngest child, who appeared to be enjoying the company of her father. The professional wrestler shares Tiana, aged four, as well as his older daughter Jasmine, aged six, with his wife of several years, Lauren Hashian. Loving dad: Dwayne Johnson shared a sweet video with his daughter Tiana to his Instagram account on Saturday morningJohnson kept it casual while wearing a short-sleeve hoodie on top of a white long-sleeve shirt during the tea party. The performer wrote a short message in his post's captions to share his thoughts about spending time with his youngest child.
South America's unknown ancient path
Overripe star fruits and guavas stuck to the soles of my boots in a sweet, fermenting mess as I strolled out of the sleepy town of Peabiru. The Caminho de Peabiru was a spiritual path for native Guarani people in search of a mythological paradise. It also became a route to riches for European invaders looking to access the interior of the continent. However, most of the original paths have disappeared, consumed by nature or transformed over the centuries into highways. While it connected to the highly engineered and widely visited Incan and Pre-Incan road network across the Andes, the Caminho de Peabiru itself has few visible remains.
Liverpool fans forced to queue until half time and tear gas used on crowds amid Champions League final delays
Hundreds of Liverpool fans have been unable to get into Stade de France in Paris for the Champions League final, despite having tickets. The stadium's security processes appeared to have been overwhelmed by the crowd numbers, leaving many fans waiting outside the ground for hours. "The kick off may have been delayed but, even as it approached half-time, several hundred Liverpool fans were still queuing to get in. "Liverpool fans were caught up in the chaos and had to endure the irritant - the choice was to run or lose a place in the queue. Liverpool FC said in a statement: "We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.
Video: Russia moves 60-year-old tanks from military storage
Video: 'Shoot it, shoot it!' Conservative MP's ex-Royal Marine son fighting in Ukraine 'is among team of US and British volunteers seen destroying Russian tank with a missile'This footage appears to show Russian 60-year-old tanks being moved from military storage through Russia-occupied territory of Melitopol.
Poll reveals 86 per cent of the public are satisfied with the Queen
A remarkable 86 per cent of the public are satisfied with the Queen, while her heir, Prince Charles, now enjoys the approval of almost two-thirds of Britons. A poll by Ipsos shows the Monarch remains the most popular member of the Royal Family, with satisfaction ratings higher than for her Golden Jubilee (82 per cent) and, despite recent controversies that have dogged the Windsors, not far below her score for the Diamond Jubilee (90 per cent). More than half of respondents said the characteristic they most admired in the Queen was that she was ‘traditional’. While their recent tour of the Caribbean was dogged with claims of ‘tone-deaf colonialism’, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the next most popular royals – with Kate beating William to second. They represent the favourite member of the family for just 11 per cent and 6 per cent of the British public respectively.
Pictures reveal how the Queen is still adopting the same stance and smile she had as a toddler
Her maturity at that age impressed Winston Churchill, who met her at Balmoral in September 1928. Like the Duchess of Cambridge, who takes portraits of her children to mark their birthdays, rather than using official photographers, the future King was able to capture his children at their most relaxed and happy. The images of Elizabeth as a young girl were given to Beryl Poignand, former governess and lifelong friend of Albert's wife, the Duchess of York – known to later generations as the Queen Mother. Miss Poignand was also trusted to write the book The Story of Princess Elizabeth, under the pseudonym Anne Ring. It was published in 1930 when the future Queen was four.
NICHOLAS COLERIDGE looks to the showpiece Jubilee events set to be marvelled at by a BILLION viewers
There were always two objectives for the Platinum Jubilee, one easy, the other more complex. The Platinum Jubilee Pageant, of which I am Co-Chair, will be held next Sunday: the culmination of the celebrations, the largest and most inclusive. And as the grand finale: the smorgasbord of military tradition, nostalgia, future-gazing, grooviness, multiculturalism and multi-surprises of the Platinum Pageant. Nicholas Coleridge is Co-Chair of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant with Sir Michael Lockett. So break out the bunting and get ready to celebrate this year’s historic Platinum Jubilee.
Walk one mile in the Queen's shoes, then say she's pointless, argues MAUREEN LIPMAN
I love and respect Queen Elizabeth more than any other world figure. Queen Elizabeth II , right, shakes hands with Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, as his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa, center, looks on, during a reception with Commonwealth Nations Heads of Government and representatives of the Commonwealth nationsThe answers are probably Yes, Yes and Yes. How many anxious brooding moments about her own children and their children has she stifled as a Prime Minister boomed on? (Unsurprisingly, the late Duke of Edinburgh got to visit another musical, Chicago, with its ladies in basques straddling chairs, instead.) Is there anyone out there who would relish changing clothes three times a day and wearing a scratchy sash or tiara?
Former US Army Reservist and Capitol Rioter, Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, found guilty
He was indicted on five counts: obstruction of an official proceeding, entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly or destructive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, and parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Hale-Cusanelli's trial was the fifth before a jury and the seventh overall for a Capitol riot case. His roommate allegedly reported him to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and secretly recorded a conversation about the Capitol riot. Biggs, of Ormond Beach, Florida, has described himself as a Proud Boys organizer. The indictment describes Pezzola, of Rochester, New York, as a member of his local Proud Boys chapter.
Queen determined to defy mobility struggles by making TWO appearances on Buckingham Palace balcony
In a show of the resilience that has marked her record-breaking reign, the Queen has vowed to make two appearances on the Buckingham Palace balcony on Thursday, the first day of her Jubilee celebrations. A Royal source said: ‘The Queen is determined to take part in the Jubilee celebrations. The Queen will later return to the balcony with more family members joining her to watch the RAF flypast at the close of the parade. A Palace spokesman said the Royal balcony appearances would be limited to members of the Royal Family ‘who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen’. Royal enthusiasts can have the Queen watching over them while they sleep by installing ‘wacky and wild’ Jubilee blinds from BlindsbyPost.
Sister of Q train shooting victim sobs as she remembers him ahead of funeral
'I don't want him to be victim, victim, victim, victim. 'I don't want him to be victim, victim, victim, victim. Last month, a man who authorities said had traveled from Philadelphia shot 10 people on a subway train in Brooklyn. At the time of the shooting, Abdullah was on bail for previous violent offenses. The TPF existed in New York City in the 1990s but was disbanded in 1995 when it folded in to the NYPD.
American Graffiti actor Bo Hopkins dies aged 80: Passed away in hospital from a heart attack
Character actor Bo Hopkins, who appeared in George Lucas' American Graffiti and Oscar-winning Midnight Express, has died at age 80. Hopkins died at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys after suffering a heart attack. The versatile actor appeared in more than 100 TV and movie roles in the past 50 years. In 2020, he appeared in his last film, Hillbilly Elegy, directed by Ron Howard, with his former American Graffiti co-stars. Character actor Bo Hopkins, who appeared in George Lucas' American Graffiti and Oscar-winning Midnight Express, has died aged 80The handsome actor whose formal name was William Mauldin Hopkins was born February 2, 1938 in Greenville, South Carolina.
Thomas Markle, 77, leaves hospital five days after stroke - and wishes Queen a happy Jubilee
The Duchess of Sussex’s father left hospital last night, five days after having a stroke – and promptly sent his best wishes to the Queen for a happy Jubilee. Retired Hollywood lighting director Thomas Markle, 77, who is estranged from Meghan, said: ‘I feel hugely grateful and know how lucky I am to be alive. I wish her a happy Jubilee and many more years.’The severe stroke was caused by a blood clot on the right side of Mr Markle’s brain. Thank you everyone.’Mr Markle was forced to miss his daughter’s wedding to Prince Harry in 2018 after he had two heart attacks just days before. He has been estranged from his daughter ever since and has never met son-in-law Prince Harry or his grandchildren Archie, three, and 11-month-old Lilibet.
Netflix CEO says 75% stock drop was 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing'
The CEO of Netflix said the company's recent 75 percent stock drop was a 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing' moment for the streaming platform, which lost lost 200,000 subscribers in the first three months of the year. 'It was horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing,' CEO Ted Sarandos told The New York Times. Netflix recently announced 150 layoffs and dropped several shows in development, including projects by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos (pictured Friday) said the company's recent 75 percent stock drop was a 'horrifying, disappointing and embarrassing' moment for the streaming platformThe company lost $54 billion in a single day in April after having seen booming success at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you'd find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you.'
NBA fines Heat $25,000 for violating bench decorum rules
The Miami Heat organization was fined $25,000 on Saturday by the NBA for having bench players such as those shown in Saturday's win at Boston standing too close to the court during live game actionNew York (AFP) – Having bench players rise and stand just off the edge of the court has brought the NBA's Miami Heat a $25,000 fine. Advertising Read moreThe Heat organization was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating league rules regarding team bench decorum in a 111-103 playoff victory Friday at Boston. "On multiple occasions, several players stood for an extended period in Miami's team bench area, stood away from the team bench, and were on, encroaching upon or entering the playing court during live game action," the league said in a statement. It's far from the first violation for bench decorum in the NBA playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks were repeatedly fined for players being off the bench, drawing a $100,000 fine last weekend for a third post-season violation of the rule.
Hamilton hoping for Monaco rain and a change of luck
Monte Carlo (Principality of Monaco) (AFP) – Lewis Hamilton said he is hoping for rain and a change of luck in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after qualifying eighth for Mercedes. "If it rains, it will make it a little better than if I was driving around in the dry in just eighth place. It’s so hard to overtake here so I'm hoping that the weather plays up and creates opportunities. "Many people do different strategies and it will be nice to have some luck for once." His Mercedes team-mate George Russell qualified sixth.
Thompson-Herah wins Eugene 100m in 10.79sec
SAC Relays in April 2022, won the women's 100m at the Eugene Diamond League on SaturdayEugene (United States) (AFP) – Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah won the women's 100m in 10.79 seconds at the Eugene Diamond League meeting on Saturday, holding off rising US star Sha'Carri Richardson on the same track that will host the athletics World Championships in July. Thompson-Herah was satisfied with the victory, even though she couldn't match the world-leading 10.67 posted by compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce earlier this month. Richardson won a close battle for second ahead of Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, both credited with a time of 10.92. Despite the damp conditions he shaved one-hundredth of a second off the world-leading time he posted in winning at the Doha Diamond League event earlier this month. "It's so nice, because you can feel the energy, you can feel the track, you can feel everything before the championships."
Cannes 2022: French director Claire Denis shares Grand Prix for erotic drama ‘Stars at Noon’
Cannes 2022: French director Claire Denis shares Grand Prix for erotic drama ‘Stars at Noon’ENCORE! © France 24By: Eve JACKSON Follow | Jennifer BEN BRAHIM | Magali FAURE | Marion CHAVAL | Clémence DELFAURE 1 minThe jury, chaired by Vincent Lindon, has unveiled its winners for the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Swedish director Ruben Östlund received the Palme d'Or for the film "Triangle of Sadness", a funny and cruel prank on wealthy industrialists and influencers. Two films tied for the Cannes Grand Prix: "Close" by Belgian filmmaker Lukas Dhont and "Stars at Noon" by French director Claire Denis.
Exiled Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi wins best actress at Cannes
Zar Amir Ebrahimi told Cannes that she had 'come a long way'Cannes (France) (AFP) – Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi, who lives in exile following a smear campaign about her love life, wept with joy as she won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Advertising Read moreEbrahimi, 41, won for "Holy Spider", in which she plays a journalist trying to solve the serial murders of prostitutes in the holy city of Mashhad. "Holy Spider", directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi, is inspired by the true story of a working-class man who killed prostitutes in the early 2000s and became known as the "Spider Killer". 'About women'Ebrahimi's character in "Holy Spider" has also been a victim of lascivious rumours and male predation. "Holy Spider" drew several strong reviews in Cannes, with The Hollywood Reporter saying it was "equal parts gripping and disturbing, and not always for the squeamish".
Downpours in Brazil leave at least 28 dead
Advertising Read more"In the last 24 hours, 28 deaths have been recorded," the Civil Defense said in a statement. The Pernambuco Water and Climate Agency said the situation could worsen as rain will continue for the next 24 hours in the state. Over the past year, hundreds of Brazilians have died in flooding and landslides brought on by torrential downpours. Experts say rainy season downpours in Brazil are being augmented by La Nina -- the cyclical cooling of the Pacific Ocean -- and by climate change. Because a hotter atmosphere holds more water, global warming increases the risk and intensity of flooding from extreme rainfall.
In pictures: Ruben Östlund wins second Palme d'Or with provocative satire about the super rich
In pictures: Ruben Östlund wins second Palme d'Or with provocative satire about the super richOpen slideshow {{ scope.counterText }} i {{ scope.legend }} © {{ scope.credits }} Swedish director Ruben Östlund received the Palme d'Or for "Triangle of Sadness", five years after winning Cannes' biggest prize for "The Square". © Mehdi ChebilThe Cannes Film Festival wrapped up its first full-scale edition since the pandemic with the jury awarding the prestigious Palme d'Or to "Triangle of Sadness", a provocative social satire about the super wealthy by Swedish director Ruben Östlund.
New Zealand's Williamson out for a duck in last innings before England opener
London (AFP) – New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was out for a duck on Saturday in what will be his only innings of the tour before next week's first Test against England at Lord's. He lasted just nine balls on Saturday before edging to slip off Jamie Porter, with the seamer taking a quintet of top-order wickets on his Essex home ground. New Zealand eventually recovered to 148 all out in their second innings. At stumps, the County Select XI were 112 for one, needing a further 152 runs to reach a victory target of 254 -- more than they managed first-time around -- on Sunday's final day of four. Williamson has been ruled out of Test cricket since November with a chronic elbow problem, although he was passed fit to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the lucrative Twenty20 IPL.
Gaza terror factions at odds over response to Jerusalem Day march — report
They will continue into the Old City through Hagai Street in the Muslim Quarter and finish at the Western Wall. On Saturday afternoon, the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency reported that the terror groups in the Gaza Strip test-fired rockets toward the Mediterranean Sea. Police fanned out across the Old City in an attempt to prevent Israeli marchers from reaching Damascus Gate. Organizers then declared the cancellation of the event but hundreds of participants streamed into the Old City. Half the group will march through the Old City via the Damascus Gate, while the other half will go through Jaffa Gate, likely only skirting the Muslim Quarter.
Two Professors Found What Creates a Mass Shooter. Will Politicians Pay Attention?
Densley: Mass shooters study other mass shooters. But three days earlier, that school shooter was somebody’s son, grandson, neighbor, colleague or classmate. There’s no community mental health and no school-based mental health. Are you seeing any national or state-level political momentum for even a sliver of these kind of mental health resources? How can we help these individuals reintegrate in a way that’s going to try and turn their lives around?
As Biden administration leans toward $10,000 in student loan forgiveness, advocates push back
Student loan borrowers gather near The White House to tell President Biden to cancel student debt - all of it with no means-testing on May 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. More from Personal Finance:Free college is now a reality in nearly 30 states3 ways to avoid taking on too much student loan debtIs college really worth it? The Washington Post on Friday matched prior reporting that the $10,000 plan is the Biden administration's leading student debt cancellation plan in the final days of May. The White House denied to CNBC that it has any set plans to forgive student debt and said it has not made a final decision. Canceling $10,000 per borrower would cost around $321 billion and completely forgive the loans of about one-third of student loan borrowers.
Harris calls for assault weapons ban after back-to-back mass shootings
Washington (CNN) Vice President Kamala Harris called for an assault weapons ban Saturday, saying that in the wake of two back-to-back mass shootings such arms are "a weapon of war" with "no place in a civil society." It includes, let's have an assault weapons ban." An assault weapon is a weapon of war with no place, no place in a civil society." He said he needed to instead "convince Congress" to pass legislation like the 1994 assault weapons ban. Biden will visit Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday to meet the families of the children and teachers killed during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Chris Christie says Trump wants the GOP to be the 'party of me,' where 'everything has to be about him'
Chris Christie says that former President Trump wants the GOP to be the "party of me." Christie rejects such a development, arguing that the party must look to the future in order to win. He came to Georgia to campaign for Trump foe Brian Kemp, who easily won his GOP gubernatorial primary this week. "But more important than that, what we have to decide is: do we want to be the party of me or the party of us?" "The reason the Supreme Court is not taking this is not because of a lack of courage," Christie said at the time.
Conor McGregor criticised by Ukrainian President Zelensky over photo op with Vladimir Putin
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was critical of mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor during a meeting with senior Irish politicians. Mr Zelensky told a travelling Irish delegation he was once a fan of McGregor but said he changed his opinion due the Dublin man posing with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zelensky also spoke about his recent meeting with U2 frontman Bono, who visited the war-torn region and performed in a subway station in Kyiv before meeting Mr Zelensky. “He felt he wasn’t being supportive of Ukraine,” Mr Daly told the Irish Independent. Mr Daly and Mr Ó Fearghaíl flew into Warsaw in Poland before taking a four-hour car journey to the Ukraine border.
Boris Johnson to reportedly bring back imperial measurements to mark platinum jubilee
Boris Johnson will reportedly announce the return of imperial measurements to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee, in an apparent attempt to garner support among Brexiter voters in battleground seats that the Conservatives are in danger of losing. Britain currently uses a mix of imperial and metric measurements, with speed limits in miles per hour and milk and beer bought in pints. During the 2019 general election campaign, Johnson pledged that he would bring back imperial units in shops. He claimed that measuring in pounds and ounces was an “ancient liberty” as he heralded a “new era of generosity and tolerance” towards traditional measurements. Only three other countries, the US, Myanmar and Liberia, use the imperial system on a daily basis.
UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies
Bachelet is on a six-day visit to China that includes Xinjiang, a region where the Chinese government has been accused of human rights violations. (United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights via AP)In this image made from online video, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet speaks during an online press conference in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong Province, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Bachelet is on a six-day visit to China that includes Xinjiang, a region where the Chinese government has been accused of human rights violations. The statement, attributed to Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu, accused some Western countries and anti-China elements of fabricating sensational lies about Xinjiang under the guise of human rights. “It is critical that counterterrorism responses do not result in human rights violations,” she said.
Heavy Rains in Brazil's Northeast Kill at Least 35
Authorities in the neighboring state of Alagoas had registered two deaths, according to Brazil's federal emergency service. In late December and early January, dozens were killed and tens of thousands displaced when rains hammered Bahia state, also located in northeastern Brazil. In February, torrential downpours in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro state killed over 230. Many of the deaths on Friday and Saturday occurred in Pernambuco state capital Recife. "My solidarity to the families in the Recife metropolitan area who are suffering from the strong rains," he wrote.
China’s foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)BEIJING (AP) — China’s foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China’s ties with Pacific nations. In Fiji, Wang will host a meeting with Pacific islands’ foreign ministers and hopes to win the endorsement of 10 Pacific nations for a sweeping agreement that would cover everything from security to fisheries. He started his trip on Thursday in the Solomon Islands .
Russia won't use tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, says ambassador to UK
Mr Putin blamed the development on aggression by the West and Nato. But the UK's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace branded it an attempt to distract people from "what's going wrong in Ukraine", saying Russia was behind schedule on its invasion after just a few days, and trying to "remind the world" it had a deterrent.
Phoenix cops find 1,200 catalytic converters as thefts soar
(Phoenix Police Department via AP)This photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows stolen catalytic converters that were recovered after detectives served a search warrant at a storage unit in Phoenix on Thursday, May 27, 2022. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)This photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows stolen catalytic converters that were recovered after detectives served a search warrant at a storage unit in Phoenix on Thursday, May 27, 2022. (Phoenix Police Department via AP)This photo provided by the Phoenix Police Department shows stolen catalytic converters that were recovered after detectives served a search warrant at a storage unit in Phoenix on Thursday, May 27, 2022. Catalytic converters are not imprinted at the factory with serial numbers and stolen converters end up on a black market where they are chopped open for the valuable metals they contain. The insurance group counted just 3,969 reports of stolen catalytic converters in 2019, more than 17,000 in 2020 and more than 52,000 last year.
Work begins to turn 99,000 hectares in England into ‘nature recovery’ projects
Up to 99,000 hectares of land in England, from city fringes to wetlands, will be focused on supporting wildlife in five major “nature recovery” projects, the government has said. It is hoped the nature recovery schemes, which include existing nature reserves and the wider landscape, will extend across 99,200 hectares of land (245,000 acres) in total over time – equivalent in size to all 219 current national nature reserves. Work in the projects will range from converting farmland into chalk grassland to restoring “dewponds” and managing wetlands and other land sustainably. Wye Valley, Peak DistrictThe project covers 10,000 hectares, including nearly 1,400 hectares of existing protected areas and priority habitat. Baseline surveys will assess habitats and opportunities for private investment in boosting nature under rules which require developers to deliver “net gains” for biodiversity as part of their schemes, while nature recovery packs for 500 residents will help them connect with nature.
NBA Warriors coach on Texas school shooting: 'When are we going to do something?'
The head coach for the NBA's Golden State Warriors, a team based in San Francisco, refused to talk about basketball during a news conference and instead delivered an emotional speech condemning gun violence in the United States. On Tuesday, 19 young children and two adults died in a shooting in south Texas, after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary school in the city of Uvalde. Steve Kerr, said "basketball questions don't matter" before talking about recent shootings in the US and asking when something would be done.
Russia takes small cities, aims to widen east Ukraine battle
Ukrainian servicemen walk past a building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Fighting has raged around Lysychansk and neighbouring Sievierodonetsk, the last major cities under Ukrainian control in Luhansk region. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)Ukrainian servicemen walk past a building heavily damaged in a Russian bombing in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Fighting has raged around Lysychansk and neighbouring Sievierodonetsk, the last major cities under Ukrainian control in Luhansk region. Last week Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that Russia would form new military units in the country’s west in response to Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO.
AP Top Stories May 28 P
AP Top Stories May 28 PHere are the top stories for Saturday, May 28th: Oldest Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest; Biden addresses Delaware graduates Protest at death of Black man held by police in Brazil; Football fans gather for Champions League final.
Biden tells Delaware graduates 'now it's your hour'
Biden tells Delaware graduates 'now it's your hour'President Joe Biden told graduates Saturday at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, that “now it's your hour,” as he encouraged young people in the United States to help the country live up to its ideals.
Today in History for May 29th
Today in History for May 29thHighlights of this day in history: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale Mt. Everest's peak; President John F. Kennedy born; Patrick Henry gives his "If this be treason" speech; Comedian Bob Hope born.
'This is no time to be on the sidelines,' Biden tells University of Delaware graduates
President Joe Biden delivered a commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, on Saturday. The president is scheduled to travel to Uvalde on Sunday, to meet with the families of victims of Tuesday's shooting. — On a Sunday afternoon in June 1965, research scientist Caryl Haskins addressed 1,038 University of Delaware graduates sitting in folding chairs on the campus mall. Among the graduates was Joseph R. Biden Jr., a history and political science major. Biden took the stage at Delaware Stadium south of the university's main campus to loud applause sporting his signature aviator sunglasses under sunny skies.
There's a name for the feeling that nothing you do matters
It applies quite apparently to the majority of Americans who, for years, have shown they want more checks and balances about gun control. The rest of the world is looking at us, feeling sorry for us, because we are unable to face ourselves." This leads people to very different conclusions about solutions to gun violence. Despite disagreeing with their stance, there's an absence of Republican voters willing to abandon candidates over their failure to vote for gun control measures. "That requires demonstrations of actions that work, that show that people who believe in more gun control can become agenetic and overcome these barriers," he said.
Dying of a broken heart: Yes you can, and mass shootings, COVID, stress increase risk
Broken heart syndrome, also called Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can cause the the heart to pump poorly and create symptoms resembling a heart attack. In cases of broken heart syndrome, the heart's main pumping chamber temporarily enlarges and pumps poorly, according to the American Heart Association. Cheng's ongoing research suggests broken heart syndrome, stress-related heart disease and traditional heart attacks have continued to rise during the pandemic. If a person survives the onset of broken heart syndrome, they can often recover within days or weeks, the AHA says. Some research has suggested people who have had broken heart syndrome have a higher risk for future heart events.
Memorial Day air travelers face more than 1,200 flight cancellations on Saturday
Anne D'InnocenzioNEW YORK – Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m. EST on Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Delta Air Lines suffered the most, with more than 240 flights, or 9% of its operations, eliminated on Saturday. Traveling for Memorial Day weekend? However, airlines have thousands fewer employees than they did in 2019, and that has at times contributed to widespread flight cancellations.
Robles HR, 6 RBIs, Nationals beat Rockies 13-7 in Game 1
APWASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles homered, singled twice and drove in a career-high six runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Saturday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Riley Adams homered and scored three times for the Nationals, who have won three straight for the first time this season. Cron hit his 13th home run and Charlie Blackmon had three hits for the Rockies, who have lost three straight and 14 of 18. Kuhl is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA in four career games — three starts — against the Nationals. Nationals: RHP Joan Adon (1-8, 6.97 ERA) is 0-6 with a 7.62 ERA over his last six starts.
UEFA Champions League final in Paris kicks off as security copes with crowd chaos
Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines were seen hanging onto railings and heard shouting: “Let us in. We’ve got tickets.”There were many instances of fans breaking through security and attempting to get into the stadium. Officers used tear gas on Liverpool fans on repeated occasions. The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy. There were long lines of Liverpool fans still outside the stadium when there was 40 minutes to kickoff.
Victor Robles homers as Nationals beat Rockies 13-7
APWASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Robles homered, singled twice and drove in a career-high six runs as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Saturday in the first game of a split doubleheader. Riley Adams homered and scored three times for the Nationals, who have won three straight for the first time this season. Cron hit his 13th homer for the Rockies, who have lost three straight and 14 of 18. RED SOX 5, ORIOLES 3, GAME 1BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched a seven-hitter for his first career complete game, and the Red Sox beat the Orioles in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The matchup was tied at 3 before slumping Bobby Dalbec’s pinch-hit homer in the sixth inning against Keegan Akin (1-1).
Opinion | Who Decides the Right Way to Protest?
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Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.)
Canada’s internet service still isn’t great. The sticking point in Canada is the price that internet pipeline owners charge. The government is set to impose significantly higher fees for smaller internet providers to lease larger companies’ pipelines. Small internet providers say that Canada is about to break a system that was serving customers well. Like other essential services, including electricity and health care, great internet service doesn’t happen by accident.
A Library, a Pigeon and a Cruise
Jonathan’s island of security is wrecked on a Friday in August by the titular pigeon. The unassuming bird appears outside his apartment door one morning. It does nothing other than blink, yet it lights a fuse of mental chaos within Jonathan. He imagines the pigeon attracting other pigeons, and those pigeons mating, resulting in a bird siege that will blockade Jonathan’s quarters until he is forced to hurl himself out a window. A blurb on the back of my copy describes this as “a bizarre story about a nobody,” and compares it to Dostoyevsky’s “Notes From Underground.”Read if you like: Agota Kristof, Thomas Bernhard, shrinking from the nihilistic abyss of existence, William BlakeAvailable from: Check the library or your used bookshop of choice (online or otherwise)
Mother of Texas school gunman begs for forgiveness
Mother of Texas school gunman begs for forgivenessThe mother of a teenage gunman who shot and killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school is apologizing on behalf of her son and begging victims to forgive her. Adriana Martínez Reyes was emotional during her first public comments.
I've confronted an active shooter. We need more answers to know what went wrong in Texas.
Joseph GiacaloneOpinion contributorAnother day in America, another mass shooting and more "thoughts and prayers." It’s the nightmare that never seems to end. As usual, the narrative has shifted from the shooter to the gun and now toward the police response. It’s an inevitable and predictable pattern, but one of worthy inspection. Some details are becoming more clear about the tragic mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers.
Saint Peter’s star KC Ndefo following Shaheen Holloway to Seton Hall
KC Ndefo is following Shaheen Holloway from Saint Peter’s to Seton Hall, and in doing so, fills a major need for the Pirates. Together, the two were a major part of Saint Peter’s magical run to the Elite Eight last March. Now, they will try to create even more fond memories at Seton Hall. He fills a need as a rim-protecting, defensive-minded forward after Seton Hall lost top shot-blocker Ike Obiagu to graduation. Saint Peter’s was his lone Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school.
Ella Fitzgerald and the Lasting Power of Childhood Icons
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‘In the crosshairs’: Department of Navy releases climate change strategy
The Department of the Navy this week released its strategy for how it will deal with climate change and proceed toward the government’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. “Climate change is one of the most destabilizing forces of our time, exacerbating other national security concerns and posing serious readiness challenges,” Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said in the introduction to the 32-page report. “Our naval and amphibious forces are in the crosshairs of the climate crisis and this strategy provides the framework to empower us to meaningfully reduce the threat of climate change.”Setting the department on a course to combat climate change is a main priority of Del Toro’s tenure. While the iconic Parris Island and mid-Atlantic naval bases are threatened by climate change, Pentagon officials have also warned of a warming planet’s effect on the military’s Arctic and subarctic bases. The Army released its own climate strategy in February.
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Mom who allegedly killed 6-year-old son told cops blood was from tampon
Moments before Minnesota police arrested Julissa Thaler, 28, in the death of her 6-year-old son Eli Hart, officers found blood in her car but drove her home without further incident. In the new documents, Orono police officers said they located Thaler’s car after they were initially notified about a car with a smashed window driving on a flat tire. During the traffic stop, Orono officers said they found what appeared to be blood on her person and additional blood and bits of flesh in the car, FOX Minneapolis reported. Julissa Thaler’s excuse for the blood in her car was from a tampon. Hennepin County JailSix-year-old Eli Hart’s body was found in the back of Julissa Thaler’s car trunk.
Kamala Harris pays tribute to Buffalo, NY shooting victim Ruth Whitfield
And I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate.”During her three-minute speech at Mt. Patrick Semansky/APWhitfield, 86, was among the ten people fatally shot at Tops Friendly Markets on May 14. Harris was not scheduled to speak at the funeral service, but only did so after the civil rights leader Rev. Vice President Harris and her husband stand beside a portrait of Whitfield — the 86-year-old who was fatally shot on May 14 at Top Friendly Market in Buffalo. More coverage on the Buffalo supermarket shootingA few hundred people gathered to watch.
Volodymyr Zelensky laments Uvalde, Texas school shooting victims
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky offered his condolences after a deadly shooting at an Uvalde Texas school left 19 students and two teachers dead. “This is a tragedy,” he told an audience of students at Stanford University Friday. Take care of the world.”People visit a memorial for the 19 children and two teachers killed in Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Sincere condolences to the families of the victims, the people of the US and @POTUS over this tragedy. The people of Ukraine share the pain of the relatives and friends of the victims and all Americans,” he said.
Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League final delayed amid fan chaos
PARIS — Kickoff in the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed 36 minutes on Saturday amid fan violence outside the Stade de France in Paris. Police and stewards outside the stadium as Liverpool fans queue prior to the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Getty ImagesLiverpool fans react outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. Fans hop over a fence prior to the Champions League Final. Screengrab, TwitterPolice spray tear gas at Liverpool fans outside the stadium as fans struggle to enter prior to the UEFA Champions League final.
Texas probing whether Peter Arredondo had police radio during disastrous school shooting response
The lack of a police radio may explain why Arredondo decided to hold officers back as multiple students called 911 from inside the school begging for help, investigators believe. Cops entered the school about two minutes after the gunman, who barricaded himself in a classroom, where all 21 victims were slain. Col. Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, admitted he should’ve demanded cops to immediately enter the elementary school. We train [officers] to go straight for the shooters and neutralize them.”The latest from the Texas school shootingIn fact, the school district hosted an active shooter drill just two months ago at Uvalde High School. The state-mandated curriculum for the training included a section on an active shooting morphing into a “barricade crisis.”
Spider and snake venom isn’t sterile
Placeholder while article actions loadWhen a venomous snake or spider strikes, a variety of toxins go to work on its prey. But scientists say they’ve missed one additional risk of a bite by a venomous animal: bacterial infection from the venom itself. Choose your plan ArrowRight New research challenges the long-standing belief that since venom is toxic, it’s sterile. When the researchers cultured the bacteria and analyzed the DNA, they found that some of the bacteria could survive and even multiply in venom. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 2.7 million people are bitten by a venomous snake each year, and that up to 138,000 die of snake bites.
Texas shooter Salvador Ramos threatened to kill teens on Yubo: report
Heartless Uvalde attacker Salvador Ramos threatened to rape social media users on a popular teen app, where he was commonly referred to as “the Yubo school shooter,” according to new reports. “He was given the nickname ‘Yubo’s school shooter,’ ” one 17-year-old girl who uses the platform told the British-based outlet. The Uvalde school shooter Salvador Ramos reportedly threatened to rape social media users on Yubo. Ramos was nicknamed the “Yubo school shooter” on the popular French app. Facebook/Steven HooverA Yubo spokesperson told Sky News they were “deeply saddened by this unspeakable loss” and are cooperating with authorities.
This device may nudge your brain into deep sleep
The company is also working on an experimental electrode cap that helps with deep sleep. After sensing light sleep for a few minutes, it pulses electric current through the scalp and skull, nudging the brain into that nirvana known as deep sleep. By stretching the length of deep sleep, Tucker’s device aims to boost that overnight wash cycle. EEG tests show that as people age, they spend less time in deep sleep and more in lighter sleep. These artificial impulses mimic the ones produced in the head during deep sleep, and the brain follows their lead and also begins producing these slower brain waves, plunging itself into the deepest realms of sleep.
50 years ago, D.C.'s first African Liberation Day launched a movement
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of African Liberation Day, one of the most influential gatherings in modern African American and D.C. history. D.C. African Liberation Day helped assemble and nurture a potent band of anti-colonial activists in the nation’s capital. Capitalizing on their success, organizers transformed ALDCC into a permanent African Liberation Support Committee and committed themselves to establishing coordinating committees in cities across America that could host African Liberation Day annually. AdvertisementThough successful, the broad coalition that staged African Liberation Day in 1972 and 1973 was fragile. Between 1974 and 1977, D.C. African Liberation Day became a cacophony of sectarian debate.
Amika George: How I started period poverty activism
Eating cereal at my breakfast table before school, I spotted a news article on my phone about “period poverty” in the U.K. The term was entirely alien to me, I’d never even considered what I might do if my family hadn’t been able to afford period products. Period poverty was hitting the very poorest families in the U.K., who had to choose between eating and staying warm. That evening, I started a campaign called Free Periods, asking the British government to pledge free menstrual products for all children in full-time education. Free Periods has now grown into a global movement, and passionate teenagers are fighting for an end to period poverty in countries across the world.
Russia-Ukraine war live updates Russia claims capture of key transport hub; Scholz, Macron hold call with Putin
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to agree to an immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine. The three leaders spoke for 80 minutes in a phone call at the initiative of the French and German leaders, a news release from the German government said. Scholz and Macron called on Putin to negotiate directly with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to end the three-month conflict. The German and French leaders also called on Putin to improve the “humanitarian situation of the civilian population” in Ukraine. Putin, Scholz and Macron also discussed the global food crisis, which has been exacerbated by Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports.
Inside Mitch McConnell’s decades-long effort to block gun control
“If there’s any one individual in the United States to blame for our inability to put things in place to prevent gun violence, it’s Mitch McConnell,” said Peter Ambler, the executive director of Giffords, a group devoted to fighting gun violence. “McConnell knows where his members stand and makes the tough calls to protect their interests,” a senior Republican aide said, explaining McConnell’s overall motivations in addressing gun violence and gun legislation. Brown said that the staffer clearly seemed moved by Lewis, telling him that she held him in high esteem, and by the victims of gun violence, who recounted their stories one after another. The Senate Republican leader has spent his career working to delay, obstruct or prevent most major firearms restrictions from being approved by Congress. And McConnell is the head of the Republican Senate,” Feinblatt said.
Transit commission chairman offers advice for Metro funding problems
Placeholder while article actions loadThe recent Metro safety problems and leadership changes cannot obscure what lies ahead for the transit agency: Major funding issues and possible service cuts if ridership does not dramatically improve. The steep Metro fare revenue decline began early in the pandemic, but the agency was saved by $2.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money. Some new business plan and projections are going to have to be devised for Metro to survive going forward. AdvertisementQ: Why does it seem like Metro is going to have a harder time to recover than many agencies? Then Metro has got to get out there and say, “Well, we now have an understanding of what went wrong.
Gun debate looms again in Va. congressional district miles from NRA
When asked about his position on gun control by a local outlet Tuesday — the day a gunman killed 19 schoolchildren and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Tex. — Cao said “gun control has never stopped anyone.”“Most people get bludgeoned to death and stabbed to death than they get shot. “It’s absolutely insane to me we keep allowing this to happen, because we can prevent some of these mass shootings, and it seems there’s no political will to do it. The NRA’s Fairfax headquarters is less than 10 miles from the 10th District. Glenn Youngkin (R), who focused more on schools and the economy, lost in the 10th district as it’s drawn now by less than 2 percentage points.
No evidence of exploitation of Dominion voting machine flaws, CISA finds
There are nine flaws affecting versions of the machine called the Dominion Voting Systems Democracy Suite ImageCast X, according to a copy of an advisory prepared by CISA and obtained by The Washington Post. “Of note, states’ standard election security procedures would detect exploitation of these vulnerabilities and in many cases would prevent attempts entirely. “Voting systems rely on multiple layers of defense including physical and electronic safeguards,” he said. In the 2020 presidential election, officials carried out a hand recount of the entire state, reading the candidate names off the ballots and not just rescanning them. Election security experts have raised concerns about insider threats from election officials who subscribe to conspiracy theories about voting machines.
Chicago sports teams, including Bears, Cubs, donate $300,000 following Uvalde tragedy
"Twenty-one smiles in Uvalde, Texas, lost," the Chicago Sports Alliance said in a statement. And unfortunately, across our own city, too many smiles lost to this same issue. We are committed to making a difference through the resources in our power to solving this gun violence epidemic. GIANTS MANAGER GABE KAPLER TO SKIP NATIONAL ANTHEM ‘GOING FORWARD’ AFTER UVALDE TRAGEDY: ‘HOME OF THE BRAVE?’According to the Chicago Blackhawks website , the Chicago Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks each contributed $50,000. Sports teams and leagues across the country have called for change after the tragedy in Uvalde.
Reds' Tommy Pham suspended 3 games for slapping Joc Pederson, says it was more than just fantasy football
Major League Baseball issued Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham a three-game suspension Saturday for slapping Joc Pederson in the face over what the Giants player said was a disagreement about fantasy football. Pederson told reporters after the game the incident happened during batting practice when Pham approached him about a fantasy football league issue that they had over a year ago. "We were in a fantasy league together. I put somebody — a player — on the injured reserve when they were listed as out and added another player," Pederson said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPPham said he agreed to the three-game suspension but repeated that the altercation stemmed from Pederson’s "disrespect."
Uvalde police response delayed by ‘scrambling’ to find tools to pry open steel door, Rep. Gonzales told
While on-the-ground in Uvalde, Texas, Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, told "Fox News Live" Saturday he spoke to a wounded officer who told him police response units were "scrambling" to find a tool to open the school door to get to the gunman. He learned the locked steel door only opened outward, "not inward," making it more difficult to break down. DAN PATRICK ON UVALDE POLICE RESPONSE: ‘WE WERE NOT TOLD THE TRUTH’REP. TONY GONZALES: I spoke directly to one of the initial officers that engaged the situation. It was a steel door and it was locked. But what I'm getting at is these folks wanted to get in there as fast as they possibly could.
Los Angeles DA George Gascon slammed by combat veteran congressman over Memorial Day tweet: 'Wrong holiday'
Republican Congressman Mike Garcia slammed progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon on Saturday over a tweet that Gascon posted to commemorate Memorial Day . Garcia, who represents California’s 25th congressional district , took issue with the tweet while also criticizing Gascon’s handling of crimes committed in Los Angeles. The Recall George Gascon campaign has so far collected more than 450,000 signatures as of last week, it said. The recall effort is the second attempt after the first failed to collect enough signatures by its deadline. CAITLYN JENNER SAYS 'DISASTER' LOS ANGELES DA GASCÓN IS 'ENEMY NUMBER ONE' AS CRIME SOARSIn addition, more than 30 cities in Los Angeles County have issued votes of no confidence against Gascon.
Former President Trump addresses supporters at Wyoming rally
Former President Donald Trump is traveling to Wyoming on Saturday to speak at a rally in support of Rep. Liz Cheney's primary opponent Harriet Hageman. The rally occurred in Casper, Wyoming and speakers were scheduled to begin taking the stage at 1.pm. with Trump scheduled to deliver his remarks at 4 p.m.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPTrump has endorsed Harriet Hageman to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., a vocal Trump critic, who faces re-election in November. Cheney was among the House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Cheney officially filed to run for re-election on Thursday.
Ray Liotta’s fiancé Jacy Nittolo shares a tribute to the late star: ‘I will cherish in my heart forever’
Ray Liotta’s fiancé, Jacy Nittolo, has broken her silence following the "Goodfellas" star’s death. "Ray and I share a deep love that I will cherish in my heart forever. Robert De Niro told Fox News Digital, "I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing. He is way too way young to have left us. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPLiotta's "Goodfellas" co-star Joe Pesci told Fox News Digital in a statement, "God is a Goodfella, and so is Ray."
WNBA Players Ask for Signatures to Petition for Brittney Griner's Release
Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesThe WNBPA is asking for signatures on a change.org petition demanding the United States government do "whatever is necessary" to bring Phoenix Mercury center Brittany Griner home from Russia, where she has been detained since February. Russian officials detained Griner after allegedly finding vape cartridges with hashish oil in her luggage at a Moscow airport. The U.S. government has since stated that Griner is being "wrongfully detained." "There is one person that can go get her, and that's our president," Griner said on Good Morning America (h/t Mechelle Voepel of ESPN). Her detention was extended by a month in mid-May with a trial on drug possession charges scheduled for mid-June.
Uvalde police response proves need to abolish the police, says MSNBC guest
During the latest episode of MSNBC’s The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross on Saturday, leftist police reform activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham claimed the recent Texas school shooting is further proof that America must abolish the police. Cunningham told Cross she believed that law enforcement’s mistakes during the Uvalde, Texas school shooting – namely, reports that officers waited outside the classroom as the shooter committed his massacre – means policing as it currently stands needs to be gutted. For the guest commentator, the Uvalde shooting essentially bolstered the Black Lives Matter "defund the police" narrative progressives adopted in the wake of the death of George Floyd in May 2020. REACTING TO TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING, MSNBC GUEST CLAIMS GOP SACRIFICES CHILDREN TO ‘THE GOD OF GUN OWNERSHIP’She then combined Black Lives Matter rhetoric with the Uvalde shooting to construct her new anti-police narrative. Cunningham continued, asserting that Uvalde’s putting too much money into its police budget for the school shooting response.
Legally-armed Philadelphia man taking smoke break 'turned the tables' on armed would-be robber
A Philadelphia man taking a smoke break outside his home "turned the tables" on an armed would-be robber when he pulled out his own legal gun and fatally shot him, according to police. "It looked like a robbery victim, at this time, turned the tables on a would-be robber and shot him in the head," Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said of the matter, according to NBC 10. A 24-year-old man smoking outside his home told police that a would-be robber approached him while riding a bike and soon pulled out a gun and "announced a robbery," according to police. The resident pulled out his own licensed to carry gun and opened fire on the would-be robber, police said. The alleged robber was shot in the head, but was able to fire off a round or two, the 24-year-old South Philly man told police.
China's Zheng continues French Open run in city of dreams
The 74th-ranked Zheng defeated higher-ranked Belgian Maryna Zanevska in her opening round and then sent out former world number one and French Open champion Simona Halep in the second. "About Paris, when I was young in school, in lot of Chinese books they have Eiffel Tower pictures," she told reporters. "So when I was young, for me, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was like a dream place. Next up for the Chinese will be world number one Iga Swiatek, who is on a 31-match winning run. Actually, I have been preparing for this match, because I really want to play against her," Zheng said.
No female drivers in Indy 500 for second time in three years
Race fans greet Danica Patrick as she is introduced on race day for NASCAR's Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, U.S. October 15, 2017. The 2020 Indy 500 was the first without at least one woman in the field since 1999 and this year's race will mark a second shutout in three years. While there will be no women on the Indy 500 grid there will be a few at other IndyCar tracks this season. "I know they have big plans, big goals to make sure they are back here for future Indy 500s," Carpenter, a three-time Indy 500 pole sitter who will line up fourth on Sunday, told Reuters. Just putting something together to say that we have a female starting the race, I don't think that is necessarily the point.
NRA members give leader LaPierre vote of confidence despite struggles
HOUSTON, May 28 (Reuters) - National Rifle Association members overwhelmingly supported the gun rights group's longtime leader Wayne LaPierre with a vote of confidence on Saturday, even as the lobby struggles with allegations of misspending millions of dollars. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterThe vote of confidence comes ahead of a vote by the NRA board on Monday on whether to renew LaPierre as executive vice president. The NRA says it has undergone a "course correction" by reinforcing oversight, promoting whistleblowers, and having LaPierre reimburse the group for spending on personal items. In a show of hands, nearly everyone in the room supported LaPierre. "In the last few years, you (LaPierre) have brought down questioning and shame down on the NRA," said Robert Bryan of Arkansas.
UN human rights chief asks China to rethink Uyghur policies
“It provides an opportunity for me to better understand the situation in China, but also for the authorities in China to better understand our concerns and to potentially rethink policies that we believe may impact negatively on human rights,” she said in a video news conference before leaving the country. Bachelet’s measured words, while expected, did not satisfy activists and likely will not sit well with governments such as the United States, which have been critical of her decision to visit Xinjiang. China’s ruling Communist Party, which has vehemently denied all reports of human rights violations and genocide in Xinjiang, showed no sign of being open to change in a government statement on the trip. The statement, attributed to Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu, accused some Western countries and anti-China elements of fabricating sensational lies about Xinjiang under the guise of human rights. “It is critical that counterterrorism responses do not result in human rights violations,” she said.
French Open Day 7: Iga Swiatek dominates and Stefanos Tsitsipas finds his footing
A number of tennis' biggest names punched their tickets to the fourth round of the French Open on Friday. After Saturday's matches, Swiatek is the only woman ranked in the top-10 to remain in the French Open. Stefanos Tsitsipas finds his footing in Round 3After a rocky start at the French Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas finally found his footing in Round 3. Jessica Pegula moves to fourth round of French OpenJessica Pegula made quick work of Tamara Zidansek in the third round of the French Open on Saturday. Other notable matches• American Madison Keys is moving to the fourth round of the French Open after upsetting Elena Rybakina in Round 3.
Liverpool, Real Madrid play Champions League final in Paris
Real Madrid fans cheer in front of the Eiffel Tower Paris, Friday, May 27, 2022. Liverpool and Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League final soccer match on Saturday. Liverpool and Real Madrid will face each other in the Champions League final soccer match on Saturday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS (AP) — Thousands of soccer fans were descending on Paris to see Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final later Saturday. This team is very good handling the pressure of this matches.”Liverpool went on to become European champions for a sixth time by returning to the final in 2019.
Why One CIO Is Waiting for ‘a Solid Panic’ in the Stock Market
(Bloomberg) -- The stock market has staged a ferocious rebound in the past week after almost falling into a bear market. A: I don’t think we found a bottom yet. That being said, it has held -- I just don’t think we’re done yet. Yeah, cash balances have definitely increased and yes, we’ve seen some equity selling, but not a well and true panic. You’re talking a lot of money to sit and wait, plus you might get price appreciations still because they keep making more money.
Have the Twins found the next 'Moneyball'-style trick to win in MLB?
The Twins are dodging first strikesHere’s the trick, in its glossiest, most Powerpoint-ready form: Take a ball to start your at-bats. Pitchers are getting a first-pitch strike against the 2022 Twins lineup 56.1% of the time, which counts as a big win when the league average has hovered around 60% for the past decade. So far, the 2022 Twins are getting to more of those advantageous 1-0 counts than anyone in the past decade. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)How Twins turned pitchers against themselvesLike a lot of great tricks, this one is powered by misdirection. Being ahead in the count provides the flexibility to do that, and the 2022 Twins spend more time ahead in the count more than any other team.
The week Jack stepped back
Late last year, he stepped away from the CEO role but remained on the company's board of directors. We've known for a while that this was in the works, but the $12.7 billion deal was all finalized this week. More tech layoffs: Another week of companies announcing or confirming layoffs — including cuts at Klarna, PayPal and grocery delivery companies Getir and Gorillas. Story continuesSix computer generated images of shiba inu dogs doing various things. Anna Heim checked in with four U.S. cannabis investors for their thoughts on the state of the industry, and what's keeping it from really catching fire.
I retired at 50, went back to work at 53, and then a medical issue left me jobless: ‘There’s no such thing as a safe amount of money’
I took early retirement, with the penalty, because I needed income. Everybody needs to know there’s no such thing as a safe amount of money set aside for retirement. Wanting to retire early isn’t inherently wrong — so many people wish to do it, especially after decades of working. And as you have experienced — and considerately reminding others — major unexpected emergencies can absolutely derail any sort of financial security. More than half of the retirees in the survey said they could not afford more than $25,000 for an unexpected emergency without jeopardizing their retirement security.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov puts his crosshairs on Poland in threatening video
Ramzan Kadyrov said in a video: 'Ukraine is a done deal. What I’m interested in is Poland'Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Russia’s Chechnya, has threatened to attack Poland unless it agrees to withdraw its support of Ukraine. What I’m interested in is Poland,” said Mr Kadyrov in a video message on his social media on Wednesday night. Poland has been in the crosshairs of Russian propaganda for its highly vocal support of Ukraine. Polish authorities expressed regret over the attack, but Russian officials said a simple apology was not enough.
U.S. doctors reconsider Pfizer's Paxlovid for lower-risk COVID patients
Use of Pfizer's Paxlovid, authorized to treat newly infected, at-risk people in order to prevent severe illness, has soared as infections have risen. Biden administration officials have pushed for wide use of Paxlovid, which the government purchased and provides free. He said he is still recommending Paxlovid for people who have significant health conditions or are over age 75. "We have not seen any resistance emerge to date in patients treated with Paxlovid," a spokesperson said. The CDC also said it is unclear whether cases of rebound symptoms have anything to do with Paxlovid, or are simply part of the natural trajectory of COVID-19.
Dying of a broken heart: Yes you can, and mass shootings, COVID, stress increase risk
In cases of broken heart syndrome, the heart's main pumping chamber temporarily enlarges and pumps poorly, according to the American Heart Association. The study, published in October 2021 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found an increase in rates of broken heart syndrome from 2006 to 2017. Cheng's ongoing research suggests broken heart syndrome, stress-related heart disease and traditional heart attacks have continued to rise during the pandemic. Respiratory problems brought on by a COVID-19 infection could likely increase cases of broken heart syndrome, too, Wittstein said. If a person survives the onset of broken heart syndrome, they can often recover within days or weeks, the AHA says.
Russian media report Putins frustration with Chechen troops conduct in Ukraine
Ukrainska Pravda – Saturday, 28 May 2022, 16:31Russian journalists report that, according to their sources, the Kremlin initially approved of the conduct of the Kadyrovites [units subordinate to Ramzan Kadyrov, Head of the Chechen Republic in the Russian Federation] in Ukraine. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin is now frustrated by their involvement in the setbacks on the battlefield. Putin’s discontent is further fuelled by representatives of the Russian army and the leadership of the Russian secret services. The Russian military is frustrated by the fact that Kadyrov’s troops, despite not having excelled in battle, are spreading a media image of themselves as more skillful and courageous than the rest of the Russian army. Details: The authors of the Get Kit report also consulted independent investigative journalists with sources among the Chechen authorities.
Chechen leader, staunch Putin ally, threatens Poland over support for Ukraine
LONDON — Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, threatened to attack Poland over its support for Ukraine. “The issue of Ukraine is closed,” said Kadyrov, via a translation from a BBC reporter. “This equipment saves the national sovereignty of Ukraine, Poland and Europe.”In the last three months, Poland has supplied the Ukrainian army with antitank missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles and antiaircraft missiles. Michael Weiss, an expert on Russia, previously told Yahoo News that Kadyrov might have been involved in human rights abuses. (Chingis Kondarov/Reuters)More recently, a number of human rights organizations have alleged that Chechnya had been kidnapping citizens and forcing them to fight as “volunteers” in the invasion.
Making sense of a mass shooting in the middle of Texas gun country
Not even a mass shooting, Methvin and others said, is going to change that overnight. There are ways gun laws should be tightened, he added — though nobody should be coming to take away responsible gun owners’ firearms. At a vigil the night after the shooting, guns went entirely unmentioned. He said he was troubled to see President Biden and Texas Democrats blame the mass shooting on gun laws. He doesn’t hunt much anymore, preferring now to photograph “all of God’s creatures” that inhabit this patch of Texas instead.
Beyond Meat recruits Kim Kardashian for key role as shares sink 80% year-over-year
Beyond Meat taps Kim Kardashian as its "chief taste consultant"Competition in the plant-based sector has exploded over the past several years — from lab-grown meat to fungi-based products. In fact, U.S. plant-based food sales grew two times as fast as animal-based food sales in 2020, totaling $7 billion, according to the latest Good Food Institute industry report. Within that category, plant-based meat crossed the billion-dollar mark, expanding by 45% in dollar sales from 2019. Story continuesToday, the traditional U.S. meat market sits at $170-plus billion with alternative protein sales coming in at roughly $1.6 billion. Actress and talk show host Drew Barrymore, who identifies as a flexitarian, recently joined meat-free food company Quorn as its "chief mom officer."
Zelensky warns of ‘hunger catastrophe,’ accusing Russia of blocking Ukraine’s grain exports
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warns of a "catastrophe" in global food supplies in a video conference broadcast at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on May 23. (Andrey Borodulin/AFP via Getty Images)“Unless this issue is resolved, we cannot speak of any opportunities to export Ukrainian grain by sea,” he warned. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley noted out at a press conference Monday with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin that the U.S. has no vessels in the Black Sea. “I think it’s quite important to the economy of Ukraine, and many countries in the world depend on Ukrainian grain,” he told reporters. He said Russia can offer to export 25 million tons of grain from Aug. 1 until the end of 2022 through the port of Novorossiysk in the Black Sea.
Go Inside Olivia Culpo's Glam Night at the 2022 amfAR Cannes Gala
Style BravoKim Zolciak-Biermann knows how to celebrate her birthday in style. Although Kim opted for a “comfy” birthday in 2020, she still brought her style A-game in a white scoop-neck shirt with puff sleeves and clear pointed-toe stilettos with sparkly accents. Last year, the Don’t Be Tardy alum commemorated her 43rd trip around the sun in a skintight cherry-hued gown with cutouts. This year, the mom of six kicked off 44 in another stunning ensemble. In a May 27 Instagram, Kim shared a look at the outfit
Photos: VP Kamala Harris attends funeral of the oldest Buffalo shooting victim
Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday for the funeral of Buffalo mass shooting victim 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield. During the service, Harris made a surprise address to the mourners. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)Vice President Kamala Harris smiles at her husband, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, after delivering remarks during the funeral of Ruth Whitfield. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times)AdvertisementVice President Kamala Harris, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton, delivers remarks during the funeral of Ruth Whitfield at Mt.
Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers 'Flabbergasting' Secrets
(Massimo Berruti/The New York Times)VATICAN CITY — David Kertzer put down his cappuccino, put on his backpack and went digging for more Vatican secrets. It documents the private decision-making that led Pope Pius XII to stay essentially silent about Hitler’s genocide and argues that the pontiff’s impact on the war is underestimated — and not in a good way. “They didn’t want to offend the pope,” Kertzer said. He emerged from the archives to publish “The Pope Against the Jews,” about the church’s role in the rise of modern antisemitism. He had just discovered that even during the German occupation of Rome, Pius XII was still primarily focused on the dangers of Communism.
Review: Olivia Rodrigo reigns over sold-out San Francisco show
Rodrigo, 19, rocked San Francisco for the second time on Friday, May 27, performing hit after painfully-beautiful hit at the sold-out Bill Graham Civic Auditorium after Los Angeles-based opener, Chappell Roan. Rodrigo started the tour at Bill Graham Civic on April 2. “Hello, San Francisco! “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, San Francisco,” she said, after the purple confetti dropped and the lights went out. Set listHere are the songs Olivia Rodrigo performed at Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco Friday, May 27.
Rockies' pitchers roughed up by Nationals in 13-7 loss
Washington thumped Colorado, 13-7, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park. Worse, the Rockies handed out seven walks and hit a batter. Cron’s three-run, first-inning home run, Gomber promptly gave up five runs on six hits in the bottom of the frame. The Rockies received a 3-for-5 day from Charlie Blackmon and had 12 hits overall, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Robles went 3-for-4 and drove in a career-high six runs, and Riley Adams’ two-run homer off Robert Stephenson in the eighth completed the Nationals’ field day at the plate.
Arizona ousted from Pac-12 baseball tournament, awaits NCAA selection
Michael LevArizona Daily StarArizona lost to Stanford 5-4 on Saturday at Scottsdale Stadium, ending the Wildcats’ run in the Pac-12 Tournament. Arizona (37-23) now awaits the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Monday. Freshman right-hander Anthony Susac walked the first two batters he faced and four in all in two-plus innings. It was the second time in three starts that Susac walked four in three or fewer innings. With two outs, nobody on and Arizona down by one, Daniel Susac singled.
Eleventh heaven? Heat with a mixed, memorable history in 10 previous Game 7s; Also, Spoelstra on Herro, Draymond
recommended, “and get ready to play a regular game like you’ve been playing.”A look at the 10 previous times the Heat have been in this spot:1997 East semifinals: Heat 101, Knicks 90. With Wade limited by a rib injury, the Heat come up one game short of their first appearance in the NBA Finals. 2012 East finals: Heat 101, Celtics 88. 2013 East finals: Heat 99, Pacers 76. 2013 NBA Finals: Heat 95, Spurs 88.
Henderson car owner Sam Schmidt likes chances at Indy 500
After 24 years of trying, car owner Sam Schmidt of Henderson said this might be his best chance to win the prestigious Indianapolis 500. IndyCar team owner Sam Schmidt is shown Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Pato O'Ward, of Mexico, prepares to drive during the final practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 27, 2022, in Indianapolis. That made Henderson’s Sam Schmidt feel “Back Home Again in Indiana” in a way that not even Jim Nabors’ baritone singing voice could. The Indianapolis 500 gets the green flag for the 106th time Sunday.
Nathan Eovaldi shuts down Orioles in first career complete game, leading Red Sox to 5-3 win in opener of doubleheader
Inning after inning, Nathan Eovaldi took the mound. The Boston Red Sox right-hander has shown the ability for extended outings this season, reaching 101 pitches on three occasions. Eovaldi ran into the occasional hiccup against the Orioles, a rocky start and a blast over the Green Monster. But Eovaldi escaped through a popup and double play — one of the 14 groundouts Eovaldi forced compared with just one flyout. Still, the damage against Lyles could’ve been more severe, particularly when the Red Sox hit three doubles against Lyles in the second.
Dallas Keuchel is designated for assignment after the Chicago White Sox pitcher’s ERA ballooned to 7.88
The Chicago White Sox designated starter Dallas Keuchel for assignment, the team announced Saturday. Keuchel had a 2-5 record and a 7.88 ERA with 20 strikeouts in eight starts this season. Keuchel went 17-16 with a 4.79 ERA in 51 appearances (49 starts) for the Sox. He finished fifth in the American League Cy Young voting in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, going 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA in 11 starts. Keuchel was 9-9 with a 5.28 ERA in 32 outings (30 starts) last season and was placed on the taxi squad for the playoffs.
'We cannot heal when we are alone': Milwaukee comes together at 10th Annual Heal the Hood
Now in its 10th year, Heal the Hood promotes peace and positivity. Heal the Hood founder Ajamou Butler said the effort has lasted for so long because of grassroots support. In the past 10 years, other groups and nonprofits have started and stopped, for various reasons, but Heal the Hood remains. The finding was not surprising to Butler, who has helped plan Heal the Hood for eight years. Several were doing that at Heal the Hood, where Muhammad served as the event's co-host.
Defensive versatility gets Nick Gordon a toehold with Twins
One of five Twins first-round draft picks to play at Target Field this season, Nick Gordon came through the organization primarily as a middle infielder. Since making his big league debut in May of last season, Gordon has played every position but first base and catcher. That’s not easy for a player who isn’t playing every day, but Gordon said that’s just because baseball isn’t easy. “What Nick has done in opening up his options, our options, with his versatility has been fantastic,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. He has the right mentality to do this kind of job.”UPS AND DOWNSAnother game, another new pitcher for the Twins.
Loons’ sour taste from Open Cup loss will be hard to remove vs. New York City
The stunning 2-1 upset loss to Omaha — a third-tier club in USL — in the national tournament puts even more pressure on the Loons to produce a home win in league play this weekend. NYCFC, the defending MLS Cup champion, is riding a seven-game unbeaten streak in league play (6-0-1) since early April. “I think they are the best team in the league,” Loons manager Adrian Heath said Friday. “The team that will be available won’t be far from the team you think will play,” Heath said. … The Loons previously looked at bringing in Uruguayan midfielder Santiago Rodriguez but “we couldn’t afford him,” Heath shared.
Readers and writers: Memories of an Indian boarding school and a tender (yes, tender) crime novel
I was going to help this little Indian girl who stuffed so many losses for so long. — from “Golden-Brown Indian Girl”On the the cover of Donna Council’s new book is a picture of a little Indian girl. But that little Indian girl was always inside her. In her mind, Council took the trembling little hand of the golden-brown Indian girl who was anxious, looking around. Joey Green has returned to Beaufort, N.C., to look after his father, a doctor who dedicated his career to working in a low-income clinic.
Minneapolis agrees to pay $1.2M to people injured by police
The Minneapolis City Council has approved $1.2 million in legal settlements with two people injured by police during protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of officers two years ago. The City Council approved the two settlements Thursday. The council agreed to pay Jackson $645,000. His lawsuit said that a Minneapolis police officer repeatedly shocked him using a Taser’s “drive stun” mode, pressing the electrodes directly onto his skin. The City Council agreed to pay her $600,000.
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Zachary Garcia, right, sprays his brother Alex, left, as Henry Jones, center, laughs during Stop, Drop, and Slide, an event for families to learn about water and fire safety, at John H. Denson Pool, Friday, May 27, 2022 in Boynton Beach. (John McCall /South Florida Sun Sentinel)
Dave Matthews Band cancels weekend performances in West Palm Beach due to COVID
The Dave Matthews Band has canceled its West Palm Beach concerts for this weekend after a band member came down with COVID-19. Advertisement“Due to a positive Covid case inside the band, we must regretfully postpone tonight and tomorrow nights’ appearances in West Palm Beach, FL.,” the band posted on its website. “We are incredibly sorry to all our fans who planned to spend the holiday weekend with us. Please hold on to your tickets as we work towards a rescheduled date.”The band did not identify the member. Advertisement[ RELATED: More of Florida seeing ‘high’ community levels as positivity rate, hospitalizations climb ]It’s not the first time COVID-19 has impacted the band.
OHSAA state tennis: Mason takes DI singles, doubles titles, Indian Hill DII doubles champs
Miller, the district champ, had lost to Gahanna's Carpico 6-3, 6-3 and Choo fell to Mason's Gogineni 6-1, 6-0 in the morning. After beating Ethan Blatt/John Corbett of Seven Hills, 7-5, 6-0 in the semi, they downed Pepper Pike Orange's Jake Goldstein/Gabi Kalir 6-4, 6-4. It was Indian Hill's first state title since Andrew Pregel won singles in 2018. MariemontJunior Will Stephens lost in the Divisoin II first round to Pepper Pike Orange's Ben Pomerants, 6-0, 6-0. He won his opening round 6-0, 6-0 against Jack Burke of Toledo Ottawa Hills.
Home that inspired ‘The Conjuring’ sells for more than $1.5M
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” has been sold to a Boston developer who plans to keep it open to the public. The 18th century home in Burrillville sold for $1.525 million on Thursday, far higher than the $1.2 million asking price. Advertisement“This purchase is personal for me,” buyer Jacqueline Nuñez, owner of WonderGroup LLC, told The Boston Globe. AdvertisementNuñez plans to continue the paranormal business the Heinzens started. Guests will be able to continue the nightly paranormal investigations, day tours will resume and there will be livestreamed events.
Bill Monroe: Anglers facing unprecedented restrictions in some popular Oregon fisheries
Anglers might enjoy a summer and fall of improved runs of Columbia River and offshore salmon, but they’re sandwiched between unprecedented restrictions in some of the Northwest’s most popular fisheries. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced the closures of:
Woman killed in 3-car collision in NW Portland, police say
A woman was killed Friday afternoon in a three-car crash in an industrial section of Northwest Portland, police said. Officers responded about 4:15 p.m to a report of a crash in the 4200 block of Northwest Yeon Avenue, where they learned three cars had collided. Firefighters extricated one of the drivers, an adult woman, who was pinned inside her car. Police have not yet identified the woman or said what led to the crash. Yeon Avenue was closed between Northwest Express Avenue and 44th Avenue for an investigation.
Fire at Detroit's Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant remains under investigation
The Detroit NewsDetroit — A fire that destroyed a popular Midtown Detroit restaurant remained under investigation Saturday. Investigators are trying to determine what caused the blaze Friday at Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant, said fire officials. That is when Traffic Jam & Snug — then owned by Ben Edwards and longtime employee Richard Vincent — brewed the first legal beer in Detroit in 60 years. "If you enjoy craft brew in Michigan, you can thank Traffic Jam for changing the laws," tweeted Doug Geiss. "Our hearts go out to our friends at Traffic Jam & Snug," tweeted BroadwayinDetroit.
The dishes you need to try at Taste of Cincinnati: Our favorite picks
I arrived as soon as the doors opened at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at this year's Taste of Cincinnati. The cod nibbler with fries ($8) from the Off the Hook food truck. I also loved the roast beef on weck sandwich ($5) from the Buffalo's Best food truck. After all, a Taste of Cincinnati comes just once a year, so if you're on the fence about going, I encourage you to get there (and get there early). This gallery shows the top picks for Taste of Cincinnati:
Cliff Floyd on MLB Network: Reds' Tommy Pham is 'a modern-day Kevin Mitchell'
MLB Network analyst Cliff Floyd offered his assessment of Reds outfielder Tommy Pham's pregame slap of Giants outfielder Joc Pederson on Friday, comparing Pham to former Reds outfielder Kevin Mitchell and suggesting that Pham will be out of Major League Baseball if he continues "down this road." I mean, he is a modern-day Kevin Mitchell. I mean, I remember Kevin Mitchell when we hit Reggie Sanders. We didn't even hit Kevin Mitchell - back in the day. Like why you trippin' on some stuff when you're trying to make millions and you're trying to help your ballclub.'
Tommy Pham suspended 3 games, says slap was over fantasy football and 'disrespectful' text
Tommy Pham was suspended for three games, retroactive to Friday, after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson during Friday’s batting practice. In the fantasy football league, Pederson was accused of cheating in a group text, he said, when he put a player on his injured reserve after the player was listed as out. Pederson said he pointed out Pham did the same thing with one of his players, running back Jeff Wilson. During Friday’s batting practice, Pham walked up to Pederson, told him he didn’t forget about what happened in their fantasy league and slapped him across the face. He should’ve known right then and there.”The fantasy football league featured baseball players from various teams, Pham said.
Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox odds, picks and predictions
Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Cubs vs. White Soxodds with MLB picks and predictions. The White Sox lost the rubber match of their 3-game home set vs. the Boston Red Sox Thursday. Cubs at White Sox odds and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Cubs at White Sox picks and predictionsPredictionCubs 5, White Sox 2BETCUBS (+ 122). Bet legally online with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, Sportsbook Wire's official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA.
CRC: Baker transitions into senior director role while maintaining services
Baker was named senior director of Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC) following the resignation – some say unexpected – of Bill Owens April 18. Owens was executive director of the CRC for more than 25 years, but didn’t leave a public message as to his decision. Baker said the primary concern through all of the confusion was to make sure that service went uninterrupted for CRC clients. Robin Brown, senior services director for the center, said she welcomes several events returning after two years of COVID-related cancellations. She said she’s pleased the center’s board named Baker as senior director, which essentially is the same function as executive director.
Ohio State's Robert Cash and Matej Vocel fall in NCAA doubles championship against Texas
Ohio State's Robert Cash and Matej Vocel fell in the NCAA doubles championship Saturday to Texas's Cleeve Harper and Richard Ciamarra 5-7, 6-4 (10-7) in Urbana, Illinois. Ohio State won the first three points, but Texas won six of the next seven. The match started with a pair of service breaks before the teams held serve until OSU broke serve for a 6-5 lead. Texas broke Cash's serve to lead 3-1 before OSU got the break back on a lob on deuce point that Texas protested was long. The teams then held serve until Texas broke Vocel to force the super tiebreaker.
MLB hits Reds' Tommy Pham with three-game suspension for fantasy slap
Associated PressCincinnati — Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games on Saturday after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson because of a dispute about their fantasy football league. The suspension was made retroactive to Friday night, and he will serve the final two games this weekend. While the Giants warmed up in the outfield before Friday’s series opener, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the face before the pair was separated. Pham said Saturday there was some “sketchy” stuff going on with the fantasy league, and Pederson also made “disrespectful” comments about his former team, the San Diego Padres. “There was no argument, he kind of came up and said, ‘You remember from last year?’ and I said, ‘Fantasy football?’” Pederson recalled.
Big 12 baseball tournament: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Longhorns score, live updates
The fourth-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys face the fifth-seeded Texas Longhorns in an elimination game for both teams at the Big 12 baseball tournament Saturday afternoon at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Big 12 baseball tournament scheduleAt Arlington, Texas(*-if necessary)Wednesday, May 25Game 1: No. 4 Oklahoma State 0Game 2: No. 2 Texas Tech 5, No. 7 Kansas State 3Game 4: No.
Lucas: Maura Healey set to far exceed previous women Massachusetts governor candidates
While Attorney General Maura Healey could become the first woman elected governor of Massachusetts, she is not the first to try. Patrick succeeded, decisively defeating Healey in heavily Democrat and progressive Massachusetts, gathering 1,234,784 votes to 784,342 for Healey. While the name is the same, do not look for Maura Healey to follow in Kerry Healey’s footsteps. Healey will most likely not only fare better than Kerry Healey, but she could also exceed the expectations of two other women, both Democrats, who ran for governor and failed to win. I have no doubt he would be a tremendous asset to the next governor and the people of Massachusetts,” Axelrod wrote.
Ohio State's Robert Cash and Matej Vocel fall in NCAA doubles championship against Texas
Ohio State's Robert Cash and Matej Vocel fell in the NCAA doubles championship Saturday to Texas's Cleeve Harper and Richard Ciamarra 5-7, 6-4 (10-7) in Urbana, Illinois. Ohio State won the first three points, but Texas won six of the next seven. The match started with a pair of service breaks before the teams held serve until OSU broke serve for a 6-5 lead. Texas broke Cash's serve to lead 3-1 before OSU got the break back on a lob on deuce point that Texas protested was long. The teams then held serve until Texas broke Vocel to force the super tiebreaker.
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Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping upLa Nina, the flip side of the better known El Nino weather condition, keeps popping up. La Nina is the natural but temporary cooling of parts of the Pacific that changes weather worldwide. For the U.S., La Nina is connected to more drought and fires out West, more Atlantic hurricanes and agricultural losses. In the late 20th century, La Nina hit 28% of the time. Air travelers face cancellations over Memorial Day weekendNEW YORK (AP) — Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend.
Inslee settles lawsuit over building council appointments
Jay Inslee’s appointments to an obscure regulatory panel have cost Washington state $70,000 in a public records lawsuit settlement — and forced the governor to name new appointees. The dispute centered on Inslee’s handling of appointments to the Washington State Building Code Council, which establishes minimum standards for new construction, including rules for energy efficiency, plumbing and fire safety, The Seattle Times reported. The Building Industry Association of Washington and the Associated General Contractors of Washington sued over the appointments and filed another lawsuit saying the governor’s office failed to turn over relevant documents after a public records request. The agreement also required Inslee’s office to pay $70,000 to settle the public records case. Inslee spokesperson Mike Faulk noted in an email Friday the settlement stipulated the governor’s office did not act “in bad faith” on either the appointments or the records.
Sheriff: Husband suspected in killings of woman, 3 kids
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A mother and her three young children were shot to death and the suspected gunman — her husband — has been hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, a sheriff in central Michigan said Saturday. Describing the shooting as “heartbreaking,” Miller said the children were all under the age of 10. Miller said evidence suggests the woman's husband was responsible for the deaths. “It’s tragic by all accounts.”The person who alerted authorities was outside the home when deputies arrived and was not shot, he said. “There’s no better place I’d rather raise my kids at.”The shootings have taken an emotional toll, he said.
Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning
Industry insiders say the move away from daily cleaning, which gained traction during the pandemic, is driven by customer preferences. Unionized hotel workers are trying get the message out that turning down daily room cleaning is hurting housekeepers and threatening jobs. Even though hotels in New Jersey are required by law to offer daily cleaning, some guests still turn it down. "You've got a lot of first- and second-generation immigrant folks that are kind of left high and dry by these non-daily room cleaning requirements." Washington, D.C.'s city council in April passed emergency legislation requiring hotels in the district to service rooms daily unless guests opt-out.
Jon Voight, Outspoken GOP Supporter, Calls For ‘Proper Qualifications for Gun Ownership’ After Uvalde Shooting
Actor Jon Voight, a vocal supporter of former president Donald J. Trump and the Republican party, has released a statement calling for stricter gun control laws in the United States. “There should be proper qualifications for gun ownership,” Voight said in a video released through his official Facebook page. One should only own a gun if they’re qualified and schooled.”Voight’s stance marks a striking divergence from the GOP platform’s typical stance on gun control. The incident is the second-deadliest shooting at an elementary, middle or high school in U.S. history, only behind the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. And God will call on Jesus to pray for these families.”Currently, Uvalde marks the 27th school shooting with injuries or deaths this year, according to EducationWeek.
Crowds 'embrace the weird' at Waterfront Park for day two of Forecastle Festival
The Forecastle Festival tends to bring the characters to Louisville's Waterfront Park, and Saturday was no exception. You couldn't have picked a better day for a music festival than Saturday, though, with sunny skies and temperatures that didn't climb past the mid-70s. Warmer weather was expected Sunday, but day two featured picture-perfect conditions for an afternoon at Waterfront Park. IF YOU GOWHAT: Forecastle Festival. WHERE: Waterfront Park, 129 River RoadWHEN: 2 p.m. SundayTICKETS: 1-day general admission, $120; 1-day general admission plus, $185; 1-day VIP, $325.
New Orleans Breakers vs. Michigan Panthers odds, picks and predictions
Kevin EricksonSportsbook WireThe New Orleans Breakers (4-2) battle the Michigan Panthers (1-5) Saturday at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Ala. Kickoff is scheduled for 9 p.m. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Breakers vs. Panthersodds with USFL picks, predictions and bets. Breakers vs. Panthers odds and linesOdds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Breakers vs. Panthers key injuriesBreakersK Taylor Bertolet (calf) probable(calf) probable TE E.J. Bet legally online with a trusted partner: Tipico Sportsbook, Sportsbook Wire's official sportsbook partner in CO, NJ and soon IA.
Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness wins Palme d’Or at Cannes
Ruben Östlund’s social satire Triangle of Sadness has won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes film festival, handing the Swedish director one of cinema’s most prestigious prizes for the second time. Earlier, the Korean star Song Kang-ho won best actor for his performance in Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s film Broker, about a Korean family seeking a home for an abandoned baby. “I’d like to thank all those who appreciate Korean cinema,” said Song, who also starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, which won the Palme d’Or award in Cannes three years ago. Swedish-Egyptian film-maker Tarik Saleh took best screenplay at Cannes for Boy From Heaven, a thriller set in Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque. The Palme d’Or, one of film’s most prestigious awards, is famously impossible to handicap – though bookies still try their best.
Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban: ‘We are not sitting around waiting’
Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons in the US and the passage of much-delayed gun control legislation after speaking on Saturday at a funeral for the oldest victim of the Buffalo mass shooting earlier this month. After giving remarks at the service for Ruth Whitfield, the oldest person killed during the grocery store shooting two weeks ago, Harris called upon lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban, while speaking with reporters. “We are not sitting around, waiting to figure out what the solution looks like,” said Harris. It includes – let’s have an assault weapons ban.”“An assault weapon is a weapon of war,” Harris added, “with no place in a civil society.”Harris also called for universal background checks on gun purchases, which is a law long blocked by Republicans in the US Senate. Citing the over 200 mass shootings that have already taken place this year, Harris urged legislators to take action.
Why shouldn’t the Greeks have their marbles back? We proved we lost ours years ago | Catherine Bennett
“Then in the Senates of your sinking state / Show me the man whose counsels may have weight.”Ever heard of Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay? Last year, tackled by the Greek prime minister, he claimed that the marbles’ fate was entirely the decision of the British Museum’s trustees. The 1963 British Museum Act, forbidding most de-accessioning, turns responsibility back on the government. In 2014, lending one of the Parthenon marbles to Russia (an act deplored in Greece as a “provocation”), Neil MacGregor called it a “marble ambassador of a European ideal”. Visiting hours at the British Museum were, courtesy of Osborne, reduced.
Thirty-five dead as heavy rainfall lashes north-eastern Brazil
In late December and early January, dozens were killed and tens of thousands displaced when rains hammered Bahia state, also located in north-eastern Brazil. Many of the deaths on Friday and Saturday occurred in Pernambuco state capital Recife. As in many urban areas in Brazil, many of Recife’s neighbourhoods have been built in locations vulnerable to land and mudslides. His main opponent in the October presidential election, leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, lamented the flooding on Twitter. “My solidarity to the families in the Recife metropolitan area who are suffering from the strong rains,” he wrote.
Clare Balding set to be made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
Clare Balding, the television presenter, is to be made a CBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours list, The Telegraph understands. The broadcaster, 51, will be given the honour following almost three decades working in radio and television. Nine years ago, when Balding was made an OBE by the Princess Royal at Windsor Castle, she spoke of her extreme nervousness during the encounter. "I talked absolute gibberish, absolute gibberish - I was just hopeless," she said. "Mucked my curtsey up, nearly fell over as I turned and walked away, messed up properly, but luckily not too many people had seen that."
2022 Cannes Awards: Full Winners List, from Song Kang Ho to ‘Triangle of Sadness’
Full list: All the winners from the 75th Cannes Film Festival in one place. Ruben Östlund won his second Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, for “Triangle of Sadness,” a satire of influencer culture and beauty’s ability to open doors that inspired uproarious laughter — and disgust. And “The Worst Ones” and “Joyland” were the big winners in the Un Certain Regard competition. Several past Palme d’Or recipients are competing, with some filmmakers even being two-time winners seeking a third trophy. But anything can happen on the final Saturday of Cannes, and since there can only be one Palme d’Or winner, it’s safe to expect the unexpected.
‘I once made clothes for M&S... now I am selling my body to make ends meet’
A diminutive female figure enters the brightly lit courtyard, tugging a blue Disney-themed dress below her knees and swatting away the mosquitos. With a sigh, she expresses her disappointment that it is a journalist who has entered the makeshift brothel and not a client. The brothel is housed in a gloomy roadside building in Katunayake, a nondescript industrial zone close to Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. For the last two weeks she has been selling sex to survive, as Sri Lanka endures one of the world’s worst economic crises. It is one of the very few remaining professions in Sri Lanka that offers a lot of quick money.
Oxbridge should not discriminate against private school students, minister warns
Oxford and Cambridge should not discriminate against private school students, the higher education minister has warned. Michelle Donelan said the Government “strongly believes” that all places should be awarded on merit and pointed out that many pupils who are educated at independent schools are there on scholarships. One Oxford admissions tutor said that if it is “neck and neck” between two students then the “default would be to opt for the state school” especially if the university was “falling short” of its targets. In August 2021 the school said that 55 of its pupils met their offer grades and accepted places at either Oxford or Cambridge, while students from Eton College received a total of 48 offers. Earlier this month Prof Stephen Toope, the outgoing vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, said private schools must accept that they would get fewer students into Oxbridge.
‘Small knife in the rural economy’ as bird shortage triggers swathe of shoots to be cancelled
A third of shoots could be cancelled this year, as a shortage of birds threatens to cut off a “major lifeline” for rural communities. About 30 to 40 per cent of shoots are expected to be cancelled completely. It is warned that the cancellations will have a “catastrophic” impact on shoots, as well as pubs, hotels and country sport shops. Shooting is estimated to bring £2.5 billion to the rural economy and support tens of thousands of jobs. “We will definitely have a shooting season,” he told The Telegraph.
Top universities pledge to ‘decolonise’ courses to win ‘woke’ charity’s awards
Universities across Britain are pledging to “decolonise” their curricula in defiance of ministers as they compete for awards from a scheme accused of causing “the most egregious wokery” on campuses. The pledges appear at odds with warnings by ministers over the issue. Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, has likened the so-called decolonisation of reading lists, syllabi and exams to the Soviet Union “censoring history”. “I want universities to focus on delivering high-quality, face-to-face teaching, not wasting taxpayers and students’ money on divisive initiatives such as trigger warnings, cancelling historical figures or erasing our history and heritage. At worst, so-called ‘decolonisation’ is a dangerous initiative that undermines scholarship, divides our society and undermines the global standing of our university system.”
‘I would defy Putin again’: Meet Marina Ovsyannikova, Russia’s most hated woman
When Marina Ovsyannikova burst onto the set of a flagship news show with a daring anti-war message two months ago, she didn’t realise that it would make her the most hated woman in Russia. Yet, the mother-of-two and veteran state television producer stands by her stunt and actively encourages other Russians to follow suit. She feels that the enormous publicity she garnered may actually be saving her from jail. “The more outspoken you are about your civil stance, the more scared the authorities are going to be, and they will have no idea what to do with you,” Ukrainian-born Ms Ovsyannikova told The Telegraph. They’re now doing their best, so that people forget about me or make up conspiracy theories so that others start to question my genuine civic protest.”
Peter Andre confirms his reality TV show is returning to screens after almost 10 years
Peter Andre has confirmed his reality TV show is making a comeback after almost 10 years. The singer, 49, starred in 10 series of fly-on-the-wall show Peter Andre: My Life from 2009 until 2013, with Peter quitting following the tragic death of his brother Andrew who passed away from kidney cancer. But Peter revealed that he's letting the cameras back into his life once more, with his wife Emily, 32, and oldest children Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, taking part. Comeback: Peter Andre has confirmed his reality TV show is making a comeback after almost 10 yearsIn a recent chat, the performer, who is currently starring in Grease: The Musical, stayed tight-lipped on the finer details of the show, failing to even reveal the channel. Kaye Adams first raised the topic on the ITV panel show, saying to Peter: 'Peter Andre brushes off questions on Rebekah Vardy's 'chipolata' remarks.
Boris Johnson declares war on rip-off petrol stations
Penny Mordaunt, the trade minister, told constituents that the rule-breaking exposed by Sue Gray’s report was “shameful”. Ms Mordaunt said she was “angry” at those in Downing Street who were ignoring Covid rules while blocking “reasonable requests to relax restrictions” during the pandemic. The RAC has said that retailers are “taking on average 2p a litre more” than they were before the 5p cut. Last week, senior ministers discussed the idea of imposing a similar tax on petrol firms. A Downing Street source added: “We are not looking at another tax.”A Cabinet minister said: “It’s not up to the Government how much profit business makes.
Britney Spears shares another nude snap to social media... before striking a pose with her cat
Britney Spears has posted another nude photo on social media. The Toxic singer shared a picture of herself wearing only her birthday suit and a necklace on Instagram Saturday. Nude: Britney Spears has posted another nude photo on social media, writing 'Not the same pic … this is red blood heart pic ?? !!!' The Grammy winner explained the snap by writing, 'Not the same pic … this is red blood heart pic ?? !!!' Britney and her fiancé' Sam Asghari, 28, have been spending time in Las Vegas and Mexico after revealing she had suffered a miscarriage in a tender post shared on May 14.
Tear gas used on Liverpool fans ahead of Champions League final
Tear gas was reportedly used on Liverpool fans outside the Stade de France amid ugly scenes ahead of the Champions League final. BT Sport confirmed that tear gas had been used on supporters as the match between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed by more than half an hour. Some supporters were filmed climbing the gates to enter the stadium as police used tear gas in a desperate attempt to curtail the chaos. “I have seen 10 fans trying to climb over fences. “The Liverpool fans are trying to move themselves back from these gates to try and get in but the authorities seem to be doing nothing.
Liverpool team bus battles a TRAFFIC JAM in Paris as they race to get to the Champions League final
Liverpool's preparations for the Champions League final hit a literal road block as their team bus got stuck in a traffic jam ahead of the game. They will hope it does not foreshadow a tricky night against 13-time champions Real Madrid, who had a smooth journey to the stadium. Kick-off was eventually delayed by 15 minutes following chaos outside the stadium as supporters struggled to get in. It has been reported that hundreds of fans without tickets have been able to force their way through screening outside the ground in Paris. 'There's a bottleneck down there and there's literally a six-foot gap for maybe 20,000 Liverpool fans to get in.
Ronan O’Gara celebrates La Rochelle’s shock last-gasp Champions Cup triumph
Ronan O’Gara was delighted to lift the trophy as he became only the third person to win the Heineken Champions Cup as a player and head coach after his La Rochelle side beat Leinster 24-21 at Stade Velodrome, in Marseille. But La Rochelle’s third try in the final minute of the game from Retiere earned them a first major trophy to make up for losing in the European Challenge Cup final in 2019 and last season’s Champions Cup final. “I told Arthur I hoped to give him 30 minutes to allow him to go on and win the game. There was fighting and it was carnage, but it will be carnage in the port of La Rochelle for the next few days after this. “It’s devastating, although fair play to La Rochelle.
Donald Trump slammed for dancing after ‘disingenuously’ reading list of Texas shooting dead
Donald Trump has been slammed for dancing after reading a list of those who died in the Texas school shooting. Critics blasted Mr Trump for his “disingenuous” suggestions and the dancing following his address. European media director of Human Rights Watch Andrew Stroehlein wrote, “The bodies of the children shot dead in Uvalde aren’t even buried yet, and Trump is dancing at an NRA gun celebration”. (Getty Images)Texas School Shooting NRA (Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. “Armed police were on the premises and didn’t go in and now you want Ms Smith in elementary school to take a shot?” Mr Castro added.
Ukraine round-up: Putin urged to resume talks - and a bike ride from hell
With European destinations closed to Russian airlines, there are few options left. Armenia requires no entry visas and there are regular flights to the capital Yerevan from Moscow. Russians have also moved to Georgia or Turkey, or other destinations that will take them.
Nigeria: Children among 31 people killed and several injured in stampede outside church
At least 31 people have been killed during a stampede at a church in the southern Rivers state of Nigeria, a police spokesperson has said. Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church this morning broke through a gate, which caused the stampede. Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state, said: "People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. AdvertisementThe stampede at the event had been organised by the Kings Assembly Pentecostal church in Rivers state amd involved people who came to the church's annual "Shop for Free" charity programme. Seven injured 'responding to treatment'Some church members were attacked and injured by relatives of the victims after the stampede, according to witness Christopher Eze.
Diane Kruger leads the red carpet of the Cannes Closing Ceremony with Andie Macdowell and Gemma Chan
AdvertisementDiane Kruger certainly caught the eye in a glimmering ensemble as she led the red carpet alongside Andie Macdowell and Gemma Chan for the Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony. During the red carpet arrivals, actress Diane, 45, , who attended the event with beau Norman Reedus, dazzled in a metallic silver, sequin embellished dress. She and Norman put on a loved up display as they took on the red carpet hand-in-hand. She blew a kiss to the onlooking cameras, before throwing her hands in the air gleefully and letting out a laugh on the red carpet. She appeared on the red carpet alongside American actress Aja Naomi King, who looked gorgeous in a strapless pink gown.
UEFA Champions League: Mayhem in Paris as Liverpool fans are teargassed and held in dangerous queues
There's a bottleneck down there and there's literally a six-foot gap for maybe 20,000 Liverpool fans to get in. Other tweets from those at the scene alleged Liverpool fans had been 'teargassed' by French police. Wilson is also known for driving a £40 Skoda to the Champions League final in Madrid in 2019. Liverpool FC supporters travelling to the Champions League final also faced long queues at the Port of Dover. In Paris, tens of thousands of Liverpool fans have sung 'You'll Never Walk Alone' ahead of the Champions League final.
Michael Jordan enjoys fun in the sun with his family during luxurious getaway to Mexico
Michael Jordan has been enjoying some rest and relaxation in Mexico. The 59-year-old was spotted having fun with his wife and other family members during a luxurious vacation in Los Cabos. In 2019, Michael's daughter Jasmine welcomed a son, Rakeem Michael Christmas, with basketball player Rakeem Christmas. He donated $7m to build two Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics to provide health care to low income families in 2019. Good works: The Charlotte Hornets owner has donated $17 million to open Michael Jordan Family Medical Clinics which provide health care to low income families
Roman Abramovich says emotional goodbye to Chelsea fans in a 'proud' statement after agreeing sale
Roman Abramovich has bid an emotional farewell to Chelsea fans in a statement ahead of the completion of the club's takeover. The Russian has agreed to sell the Premier League side for £4.25billion to a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital. Roman Abramovich has bid an emotional farewell to Chelsea supporters in a statementHe also wished 'the best of success' to his successor Boehly, who attended Chelsea's last three home matches of the season. 'It has been nearly three months since I announced my intention to sell Chelsea FC,' Abramovich said. A consortium led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly has bought the club for £4.25billion'I am pleased this search has now come to a successful conclusion.
GOP Rep. slams Liz Cheney as 'worst candidate for Wyoming' ahead of Trump rally for her rival
Republican Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona accused his fellow GOP lawmaker Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming of trying to 'destroy' the GOP and Congress itself in a conversation with DailyMail.com ahead of his speech at Donald Trump's rally in Casper, Wyoming. 'Liz Cheney is the worst candidate for Wyoming,' Biggs said. She was removed from her leadership role heading the House GOP Conference last year over her criticism of Trump and cooperation with Democrats' January 6 investigation. During that time he, like Rep. Liz Cheney, held the House GOP Conference Chair position. The WPAi/Club for Growth PAC survey shows that 56 percent of Republican Wyoming primary voters would support Hageman if the election were held today.
Wyoming voters turn on Cheney as Trump heads to Casper to rally for primary rival Harriet Hageman
Wyoming residents at a diner in Casper are overwhelmingly in support of Representative Liz Cheney's GOP primary rival Harriet Hageman – but there were at least two men who said they weren't turning on their current congresswoman. 'I'm voting because I don't believe in Liz Cheney. Two men dining at Johnny J's on Saturday told DailyMail.com that they will still support Liz Cheney (pictured on May 22, 2022). A poll released the day before Trump's visit to Wyoming shows Representative Cheney trailing Hageman by a whopping 30 points. The WPAi/Club for Growth PAC survey shows that 56 percent of Republican Wyoming primary voters would support Hageman if the election were held today.
Primer: as a US citizen living in Mexico, do I need to file with the IRS?
This article will not address expats’ tax obligations to Mexico specifically but rather the tax obligations of United States citizens to their home country. taxes are based on citizenship; you have the privilege of reporting and paying on worldwide income,” Lindstrom says. But for those who might think, “I already pay taxes to Mexico; I shouldn’t have to pay taxes to the U.S. as well,” be aware: although you may already pay taxes in Mexico, there is no guarantee that you won’t also owe taxes to the United States government. Keep in mind, however, that this amount is for federal income taxes and excludes you from being able to take certain other credits. If it’s a rental property, however, then you may indeed need to pay taxes on the income generated by it, and if you sell it, then you would also likely pay taxes on the profit.
Sagstrom, Shadoff and Vu stay perfect at LPGA Match-Play
Quarter-final matchups will pit Sagstrom against Ji, Vu against Shin, Shadoff against Furue and Lee against Dryburgh. Sagstrom won the opening hole with a birdie but Talley birdied the par-5 fourth to square the match. Sagstrom birdied the par-3 fifth and won the sixth with a par before Talley birdied to win the par-5 seventh to pull back within one. Vu birdied to win the fourth and sixth holes and parred to take the eighth. Shadoff fell behind twice early but birdied the par-5 fourth and won the par-3 eighth to level then eagled the par-5 ninth to grab her first lead.
South Korea's Song Kang-ho wins best actor prize in Cannes
Cannes (France) (AFP) – South Korea's Song Kang-ho clinched the best actor prize in Cannes on Saturday for his role in "Broker" about a woman dropping off an unwanted child in a "baby box" for adoption. Advertising Read moreSong, who also starred in the Oscar- and Cannes-winning "Parasite", plays a good-hearted "broker" trying to sell the infant to a loving family. An actor who has become something of a national treasure, Song has starred in several of the divided country's greatest movies. Song, 55, has made four films with "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho including the 2006 monster flick "The Host" and Bong's first English-language film "Snowpiercer", both of which were box office and critical smashes. Starting his career on stage, Song made his first film appearance in 1996 in now-acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo's debut movie, "The Day a Pig Fell into a Wall".
Champions League final kick-off delayed 'for security reasons'
A giant screen at the Stade de France announces the delayed kick-off to the Champions League finalParis (AFP) – The kick-off of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Paris was delayed "due to a security issue", UEFA said on Saturday. Thousands of supporters were still massed outside the stadium with half an hour to go to kick-off. Tear gas was fired by police after several dozen people attempted to climb over barriers, according to an AFP journalist on the scene. "For security reasons, the UEFA Champions League final kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes," UEFA tweeted, although that delay was likely to be longer as the Liverpool players returned to the pitch to warm up. Some 6,800 security forces were deployed for the event, with between 30,000 and 40,000 Liverpool fans without tickets for the final expected in Paris.
Fact check: Debunking false viral tweets about Abbott and Cruz after Texas mass shooting
There's no evidence it makes a differenceOfficers stand outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 25, 2022. REUTERS/Veronica G. CardenasCNN —In the wake of the Tuesday mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas, Twitter users went viral by making false claims about two of the state’s most prominent politicians: Gov. The tweets purported to be written by someone whose nephew was shot in the massacre at Robb Elementary School. The “My Cancer Journey” account deleted the three viral tweets on Friday, then the account was taken offline entirely. Thank you to heroic law enforcement & first responders for acting so swiftly.”Facts First: Eleven of the 12 supposed Cruz tweets in the viral collage are fake.
South Korea's Park Chan-wook wins best director award at Cannes
Cannes (France) (AFP) – South Korean star film-maker Park Chan-wook on Saturday won the Cannes Film Festival's best director award for his erotic crime movie "Decision To Leave". "I'm not a romantic, but I'm very interested in the expression of emotions," said Park in an interview with AFP when the film premiered at the festival. The BBC called it a "cracking romantic thriller" and Screen said that "even without the extreme shock tactics of some of his earlier work, Park can craft a deeply satisfying and potentially commercial thriller". "I tried to find other classical pieces that could work, but this piece by Mahler was just ideal," Park, 58, said. Park said the film drew inspiration from the methodical police work contained in the Swedish "Martin Beck" crime thriller books.
'Polarized election' - Bogota voters weigh presidential options
Advertising Read moreFor residents of the capital Bogota, a city of eight million, those issues include violent crime, deep-rooted inequality and fast-rising consumer prices. Leftist former Bogota mayor and ex-guerrilla Gustavo Petro, 62, holds a seemingly unassailable lead in opinion polls, followed by right-wing candidate Federico Gutierrez, 47 -- an erstwhile mayor of second city Medellin. Here is a sample of voters in their own words:For PetroJhon Richard Pejendino, 33, sells art on the streets of Bogota but would have liked to be a lawyer. "This is one of the most polarized elections yet," he told AFP while on a break outside his place of work on the eve of elections. "I do not vote because it is always the criminals who win," she told AFP.
Drama as Mamelodi Sundowns complete South African clean sweep
Thapelo Morena (L) playing for Mamelodi Sundowns against Petro Luanda in a CAF Champions League quarter-final second leg in Johannesburg on April 23, 2022. Rustenburg (South Africa) (AFP) – Mamelodi Sundowns completed a clean sweep of South African trophies this season after defeating Marumo Gallants 2-1 in the FA Cup final on Saturday thanks to a 120th-minute Thapelo Morena goal. TV replays suggested Dion was ahead of any Sundowns defender, but South Africa have not introduced VAR and the goal stood. A further 10 million rand went into the club bank account for reaching the CAF Champions League quarter-finals. Next season, Sundowns and Cape Town City will represent South Africa in the Champions League and Marumo and Royal AM or Orlando Pirates go into the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup.
A Diner Confronted Ted Cruz About The Uvalde Shooting At A Sushi Restaurant
Hernandez said it was important for him to confront Cruz for the families suffering from the impact of gun violence. In September 2018, during the fraught confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, protesters confronted Cruz inside Fiola, a high-end Italian restaurant in Washington, DC. He has an A+ rating from the NRA and frequently votes against measures aimed at hindering gun violence. Gun violence is a uniquely American problem, one characterized by the American Public Health Association as a public health crisis. At least 17,550 people have died from gun violence so far this year, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.
Carolyn Bourdeaux’s Primary Loss Breaks Off a Third Member of the Gottheimer Gang
Last summer, a group of Democrats organized by New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer derailed President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda by successfully decoupling it from a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The Unbreakable Nine’s numbers are now dwindling, and after Tuesday’s races, they may be down to just four or five. On Tuesday, Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lost to Rep. Lucy McBath in a member-on-member race Georgia prompted by redistricting. The Congressional Progressive Caucus managed to delay the vote, and on October 1, Pelosi met privately with her broader caucus. The former veterinarian had never intended to vote for a multitrillion-dollar reconciliation bill at all.
Japanese Red Army founder Shigenobu freed from prison after 20 years
Fusako Shigenobu, the 76-year-old female founder of the once-feared Japanese Red Army, walked free from prison Saturday after completing a 20-year sentence for a 1974 embassy siege. Shigenobu maintained her innocence over the siege, in which three Red Army militants stormed into the French embassy, taking the ambassador and 10 other staff hostage for 100 hours. France ended the standoff by freeing a jailed Red Army guerilla, who flew off with the hostage-takers in a plane to Syria. Born into poverty in post-war Tokyo, Shigenobu was the daughter of a World War II major who became a grocer after Japan’s defeat. She announced the Red Army’s disbanding from prison in April 2001, and in 2008 was diagnosed with colon and intestinal cancer, undergoing several operations.
Amid boycotts, US scrambling to make Summit of the Americas a success
Several leaders are threatening to boycott the summit because the U.S. has decided to not invite the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua. "Is it going to be the Summit of the Americas or the Summit of the Friends of America? "I will attend the summit only if all of the countries in the Americas are invited without exception," President Xiomara Castro tweeted Saturday. Biden administration officials have denied that was the case, but a senior Caribbean-nation official said they made a difference in getting 13 of the 14 island nations to RSVP yes, according to Reuters. Fifteen House Democrats, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee chair Gregory Meeks, wrote to Biden Thursday expressing "concern" about the decision.
China's foreign minister visits Samoa to deepen Pacific ties
China’s foreign minister has met with the leaders of Samoa on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China’s ties with Pacific nationsChina's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, center, is escorted from his plane on his arrival in Honiara, Solomon Islands, early Thursday, May 26, 2022. (AP Photo)BEIJING -- China's foreign minister met with the leaders of Samoa on Saturday on the third stop of an island-hopping tour aimed at deepening China's ties with Pacific nations.
Chris Christie says Trump wants the GOP to be the 'party of me,' where 'everything has to be about him'
Chris Christie says that former President Trump wants the GOP to be the "party of me." Christie rejects such a development, arguing that the party must look to the future in order to win. He came to Georgia to campaign for Trump foe Brian Kemp, who easily won his GOP gubernatorial primary this week. "But more important than that, what we have to decide is: do we want to be the party of me or the party of us?" "What Donald Trump has advocated is for us to be the 'party of me,' that everything has to be about him and about his grievances.'"
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden believes Congress should examine police response in Uvalde, Texas
Sen. Wyden is also pushing for stricter gun laws across the country. Example video title will go here for this videoPORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden spoke with reporters Friday, calling for an inquiry into how police responded to the shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Additionally, Sen. Wyden said the U.S. needs more common sense gun laws. Sen. Wyden called for universal background checks, raising the age limit to buy guns, and banning assault weapons. Sen. Wyden said U.S. senators will be home for the next seven to 10 days and this will be the most important time in the history of the drive to find common ground for common sense gun safety.
Porn clips played on display screens at airport in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro
Passengers at an airport in Brazil's second-largest city of Rio de Janeiro were in for a shock when electronic displays at the facility began showing pornographic scenes--instead of advertisements and flight information--in an apparent case of hacking. “We stress that the content shown on our media screens is the responsibility of the companies who have advertisement rights. Our partners use their own system of publication, and these have no connection with Infraero's flight information system,” the statement noted. Santos Dumont is the second airport in Rio de Janeiro, after the main Gaelao International Airport. Named after Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos Dumont, it is both a public and military facility.
More than 30 people, including children, killed in stampede at church event in Nigeria
Abuja, Nigeria (CNN) More than 30 people were killed and others injured when a stampede broke out at a church event in the southeastern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt on Saturday, according to police and security officials. The incident took place at a local polo club, where the nearby Kings Assembly Church had organized a gift donation drive, according to Olufemi Ayodele, a regional spokesman for Nigeria's Civil Defense Corps. "During the process of distributing the gift items, there was a stampede due to overcrowding," he said. The drive had not yet started when the stampede took place, said Grace Woyengikuro Iringe-Koko, a spokeswoman for the state police. Woyengikuro Iringe-Koko said the crowd forced their way into the venue, despite the fact that the gate was closed, resulting in the deadly charge.
Zelenskyy expects "good news" from Ukraine’s partners next week
Kateryna Tyshchenko – Saturday, 28 May 2022, 21:49President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine expects "good news" from Ukraine’s partners regarding the provision of weapons and equipment necessary to defend against Russia as early as next week. Source: President Zelenskyy in a video addressQuote: "Every day we are working to reinforce our defence. And I’m expecting good news in this regard as early as next week." Details: Zelenskyy once again urged the world to officially recognise Russia as a terrorist state and a state sponsor of terrorism. It truthfully reflects the daily reality that the occupiers have created in Ukraine and that they want to submit the rest of Europe to.
Sri Lanka police tear gas protesters opposed to president
Police fired tear gas and water canon on protesters who marched toward the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's barricaded residence demanding his resignation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Protestors run for cover as police fire tear gas shells near the president's official residence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, May 28, 2022. Police fired tear gas and water canon on protesters who marched toward the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's barricaded residence demanding his resignation. Police fired tear gas and water canon on protesters who marched toward the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's barricaded residence demanding his resignation. Police fired tear gas and water canon on protesters who marched toward the president Gotabaya Rajapaksa's barricaded residence demanding his resignation.
Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe
FILE - Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)FILE - Law enforcement personnel stand outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, May 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers have become the center of the investigation into this week’s shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Arredondo could not be reached for comment Friday, and Uvalde officers were stationed outside his home, but they would not say why. ___More on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting
Mexico: Archaeologists uncover 1,500-year-old city full of palaces, pyramids
Archaeologists working in the Yucatan region of Mexico have revealed the remains of a centuries-old Mayan city, local media reported on Friday. The city of Xiol — which means "the spirit of man" in Mayan — is believed to have been the home of some 4,000 people between 600 and 900 CE, during the late classic period. Archaeologists from the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) then took over the site. The archaeologists also highlighted the array of palaces, pyramids and plazas found at the site as well as evidence of various social classes residing there. Several tools and ceramics dating back as far as the pre-classic period (700-350 BCE) were also displayed by the researchers.
Facing cash crunch, Sri Lanka to get 90,000 tonnes of Russian light crude oil
Sri Lanka on Saturday received Russian oil in a bid to restart operations in the island nation's only refinery, AFP quoted the country's energy minister Kanchana Wijesekera. The Russian crude oil delivery has been waiting offshore at Colombo's port for over a month as the island nation was unable to raise $75 million to pay for it. Around 90,000 tonnes of Siberian light crude will be sent to Sri Lanka's refinery after the shipment was acquired on credit from Dubai-based intermediary Coral Energy. Wijesekera said Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) was already in arrears of $735 million to suppliers and no one came forward to even bid for its oil tenders. The government will call for fresh supply tenders in two weeks before the stock of Siberian light runs out.
Sheriff: Husband suspected in killings of woman, 3 kids
Mecosta County Sheriff Brian Miller said deputies responding to reports of shots fired found the mother, children and wounded man Friday afternoon in a home near Big Rapids in Austin Township, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of Detroit. Describing the shooting as “heartbreaking,” Miller said the children were all under the age of 10. Miller said evidence suggests the woman's husband was responsible for the deaths. “It’s tragic by all accounts.”The person who alerted authorities was outside the home when deputies arrived and was not shot, he said. “There’s no better place I’d rather raise my kids at.”The shootings have taken an emotional toll, he said.
Ukraine pleads for weapons as Russian onslaught threatens to turn the tide
Ukrainian officials say they urgently need advanced US-made mobile multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) to halt Russian advances in Luhansk and Donetsk. Moscow, keenly aware of the game-changing potential of the rocket systems, has already voiced strong objections. But doubts remain about which weapons systems will be provided, and the timing of the US move. Despite the delay, he insisted it was “not too late” to send new weapons to Ukraine. Military support can reduce over time and probably the economic support will become more important as the fighting gradually subsides.”
Suspected serial killer charged in Missouri over 7th death
A suspected serial killer already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas has been charged with first-degree murder in a seventh deathKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A suspected serial killer already charged in six killings in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas has been charged with first-degree murder in a seventh death. Baker also charged Reed with one count of armed criminal action and two counts of fraud involving a credit or debit device. Their bodies were found in separate apartments at a complex in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, authorities have said. Officers were tailing Reed on Nov. 5 when he got on an Amtrak train in Kansas City, Missouri, bound for St. Louis.
Critical fire condition warnings issued across US Southwest
(Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)Warnings of critical fire conditions blanketed much of the U.S. Southwest on Saturday as crews in northern New Mexico worked to stop the growth of the nation’s largest active wildfire. Crews were patrolling partially burned areas and clearing and cutting containment lines, including primary ones near the fire as bulldozers scraped backup lines farther away. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire conditions for parts of Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah. The strong winds could fan flames and cause the fire to jump containment lines and race forward, said John Chest, a fire operations manager. Nearly 3,000 firefighters and other personnel were assigned to the fire, which was contained around 48% of its perimeter.
VP Harris to mourners: Stand up for what's right
VP Harris to mourners: Stand up for what's rightSaturday's funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield, the oldest and last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket to be laid to rest, became a call for action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation.
Eight years after historic NFL draft selection, Michael Sam returns to football as a coach in Europe
Michael Sam found his way back to football almost by happenstance. Eight years after becoming the first openly gay man to be drafted by an NFL team – and six since he last played in a professional game – Sam said he had planned to do some backpacking in Europe this year before later moving to England.
Oldest Buffalo shooting victim laid to rest
Oldest Buffalo shooting victim laid to restThe last of the victims of a gunman's racist attack on a Buffalo supermarket will be laid to rest Saturday. Ruth Whitfield, at 86, was the oldest of the 10 people killed.
Monaco's F1 future under scrutiny, drivers want it to stay
The demand has put the Monaco Grand Prix, one of F1's marquee events, in jeopardy. The grand prix also forms motorsports' Triple Crown along with the Indianapolis 500 and 24 Hours of Le Mans. While the promoters of Monaco pay F1 a sanctioning fee, it's believed to be nominal and around $15 million annually. F1 is in the final year of its contract with the Monaco Grand Prix, and if financial negotiations don't improve, the circuit could fall from the 2023 calendar. F1 without Monaco for me is not F1," said Charles Leclerc, the Ferrari driver and Monaco native.
Seegers, Iowa beat Penn St., avoid elimination in Big Ten
(AP) — Michael Seegers went 4-for-6, Kyle Huckstorf was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored and No. 3 seed Iowa beat Penn State 11-3 on Saturday to eliminate the Nittany Lions from the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa (35-18), which lost to Penn State in the tournament's opening game, plays fifth-seeded Michigan in a loser-out game later Saturday. Ty Langenberg (7-2) struck out five and walked four while allowing three hits and three runs over 5 2/3 innings for Iowa. Josh Spiegel went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI double for Penn State (26-28).
Opinion | The Good News in Georgia That’s Bad News for Trump
This is a column about good news, written in the shadow of the worst news imaginable. Like many people, the mass shooting of children in Uvalde, Texas, is basically the only thing I’ve read about for days. Climate change, systemic racism, toxic masculinity, online disinformation, gun violence, police violence, the next Trump coup, the latest Covid variant, the death of democracy, climate change again. This is the liberal crisis list; the conservative list is different. In this one I want to acknowledge that in a different zone of existential agitation, things just meaningfully improved.
Opinion | Summer Camp for All
Not every child will thrive at summer camp, and there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the outdoors and gain the benefits that come with socialization and play. But if America wanted to, it could make summer camp accessible to every child who wanted to go. Mr. Rosenberg said day camps range in cost from free to more than $200 per day and overnight camp prices range from free to more than $500 per day. To scale up, summer camp operators say they need a dedicated funding stream, more philanthropic aid and help with staffing. No one is suggesting that a few weeks of summer camp is a cure-all.
Australia Wields a New DNA Tool to Crack Missing-Person Mysteries
MELBOURNE, Australia — When a man washed up on the shores of Christmas Island in 1942, lifeless and hunched over in a shrapnel-riddled raft, no one knew who he was. In 2006, the man’s remains were exhumed, but DNA extracted from his teeth yielded no match with a list of people Navy officials thought might be his descendants. With few leads, the scientist who conducted the DNA test, Jeremy Austin, told the Navy about an emerging technique that could predict a person’s ancestry and physical traits from genetic material. The method, known as DNA phenotyping, relies on variations in the genome associated with traits connected to physical appearance to assess the likelihood that a person has a certain hair, eye or skin color, among other characteristics. It differs from older techniques in that it does not require DNA to be matched with an existing sample in a database.
‘Little Women: Atlanta’ star Ms. Juicy Baby out of hospital following stroke
Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Reality star Ms. Juicy Baby of Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta” has officially been discharged from the hospital following a stroke she suffered in late April. “I want to say thank you for all of the love and support … and I appreciate y’all being concerned,” she went on. Ms. Juicy became a beloved reoccurring character on Lifetime’s “Little Women: Atlanta” series over the past few years. “So again, I want to thank y’all, but I also want to thank them too.”She also explained, “I haven’t been able to work. I’m right here.
Android malware that steals passwords puts billions of users at risk
Now, cybersecurity experts from ESET have found that a new version of the Banking trojan – dubbed ERMAC 2.0 – is active. The malware targets Android devices via 467 apps that steal users’ credentials and bank information. ERMAC 2.0 does this by impersonating popular and genuine apps, according to cybersecurity experts. “We have observed that the ERMAC 2.0 is being delivered through fake sites,” Cyble Labs noted in a blog post. Once someone installs ERMAC 2.0 via a fraudulent app, the malware requests as many as 43 permissions from their device.
Here are 4 ways to keep cats out of your garden
Those who have cats of their own love the fluffy creatures, but neighbors of those who have cats, often feel differently. “Roaming cats can also strain neighborhood relations.”Thankfully the pros are on hand with four suggestions for natural ways to keep the pets from making mischief in your backyard. As adorable as the cats can be – with their giant eyes and fluffy hair – it doesn’t make up for the nuisance they can make in your garden. The experts said: “A gentle misting with water from a spray bottle can help cats break the positive association with your garden. The experts said: “Cats dislike the smell of rue, lavender and pennyroyal, Coleus Canina and lemon thyme.
Ex-Staten Island Rep. Max Rose facing long odds in redrawn 11th District
In fact few politicians have taken it on the chin harder than Democrat Max Rose, according to pundits. Rose is looking to reclaim his old seat in the city’s 11th District, which covers all of Staten Island plus conservative pockets of South Brooklyn like Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights. That map was tossed out by a court-appointed Special Master, who redrew the district closer to its original lines. “Democrat Max Rose has banked $1.4 million since losing to [Republican Nicole] Malliotakis by six points in 2020, but his comeback prospects were always predicated on more favorable district lines. Rose, who was born in Brooklyn, had already been campaigning there for months in anticipation of it being part of his original 11th.
Tommy Pham suspended for slapping Joc Pederson over fantasy football beef
The Reds outfielder has been suspended for three games, Major League Baseball announced, after his bizarre batting-practice altercation Friday in which he slapped Giants outfielder Joc Pederson in the face over a yearlong fantasy football beef. “I slapped Joc,” Pham told reporters on Saturday. I had to address it.”Tommy Pham and Joc Peterson APOne night earlier, Pederson had explained that the rift had started on a text chain last year, when he was accused of cheating in a fantasy football league among several MLB players. Kind of stemmed from a fantasy football league we both were in last year,” Pederson said Friday night. “It just so happened that [Pham] had a player, Jeff Wilson, that was out, and he had him on IR.
Braves call up top prospect Michael Harris II in outfield shakeup
The Atlanta Braves have called up their top prospect, Michael Harris II, and added the 21-year-old to their active roster in a move that could majorly shake up their outfield as well as their lineup. The move comes amid myriad issues with the Braves’ outfield, which has been shaky this season. Michael Harris II bats during the 2021 Sirius XM Futures Game. In only 43 games in Double-A this season, Harris hit .305, with an .878 OPS, a .372 on base percentage with five homers and 11 stolen bases. Now Harris has the opportunity to be the Braves starting center fielder for years to come.
Roman Abramovich bids farewell to Chelsea fans after sale to Dodgers co-owner reaches 'final agreement'
Russian oligarch and former Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich issued a farewell statement to fans Saturday, just hours after the club announced it had reached "a final and definitive (sale) agreement" with Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly. "Since I came to Chelsea nearly 20 years ago, I have witnessed firsthand what this club can achieve. SALE OF CHELSEA BY SANCTIONED ROMAN ABRAMOVICH APPROVED BY UK GOVERNMENTChelsea has been operating under a government license since Abramovich’s assets were frozen in March following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a final and definitive agreement was entered into last night to sell the club to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital consortium," the team announced earlier Saturday. I would like to thank all the club’s past and current players, staff and, of course, fans for these incredible years," Abramovich added.
Uvalde picks up pieces as shifting accounts of attack trouble officials
Muñoz criticized the Texas Department of Public Safety for its shifting accounts of what occurred at the school on Tuesday, but he cautioned against drawing too many conclusions. He said he spoke on Saturday with Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, and that the two men cried together. He confirmed that officers waited for nearly an hour in a hallway outside the locked classroom, where authorities say Salvador Rolando Ramos was shooting children and killing their teachers. AdvertisementHere in Uvalde, a seemingly endless schedule of funerals has been released, beginning Tuesday and stretching for nearly two weeks. One of the first will be for Amerie Jo Garza, one of the 19 children killed.
Champions League final live updates Liverpool-Real Madrid kickoff delayed 30 minutes
When Liverpool and Real Madrid last met in the Champions League final, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah departed the 2018 game in tears, injured after a 22nd-minute Sergio Ramos challenge. “I want to play Madrid,” he told BT Sport. “We lost in the final against them, so I want to play against them and hopefully win it from them as well.”The 2018 final was an unfortunate affair for Liverpool fans, and not just because of Salah’s early exit. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema jabbed a thoughtless throw by Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius into the back of the net for the game’s first score. Twelve minutes later, after a Sadio Mané equalizer, Gareth Bale angled an acrobatic bicycle kick over Karius, who again became the focus of fan ire when Bale drilled a long shot through his hands to score 20 minutes later.
Uvalde, Texas police hosted 'active shooter scenario training' in March, had session called 'Stop the Dying'
"Active Shooter for School-Based Law Enforcement" was the training hosted by the school district's police department on March 21, with "Peace Officers, School Resource Officers, and campus security officers" encouraged to attend. The training was hosted at Uvalde High School, and covered topics such as "Stop the killing - solo response to active shooter events," "Stop the Dying: Transitioning to First Aid and Evacuation of the Injured," as well as an "Active shooter scenario training and evaluation." TEXAS SCHOOL SHOOTING: LIVE UPDATES"On Monday the UCISD Police Department hosted an ‘Active Shooter Training’ at the Uvalde High School. The training was mandated by Texas House Bill 2195, which states that school resource officers must complete training on active shooter situations. According to a course guide for the active shooter training program, one of the objectives states that "the student will be able to compare/contrast an active shooter event and a hostage or barricade crisis."
Harris, at funeral for Buffalo shooting victim, says America experiencing 'epidemic of hate'
Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday spoke at the funeral of one of the 10 people killed by a gunman at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York – and said that the U.S. is experiencing an "epidemic of hate." Harris spoke at the funeral of Ruth Whitfield, who was one of the 10 killed when a gunman opened fire in a grocery store on May 14. Authorities have said that the gunman, who is White, chose the grocery store because it's in a predominantly Black neighborhood. "And I do believe that our nation right now is experiencing an epidemic of hate." Harris’ remarks comes as President Biden spoke at the University of Delaware and highlighted the shooting in Uvalde.
Rivian executive in charge of manufacturing engineering quits in management rejig
New York CNN —Rivian Automotive said on Friday Charly Mwangi, who helped kick-start the electric-vehicle maker’s manufacturing process, will leave the company. Mwangi, a former Tesla (TSLA) executive, served as executive vice president from May 2020 at Rivian. He brought the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV to production in late 2021. His departure comes amid the arrival of former Magna International executive Frank Klein, who is due to take over as chief operations chief in June and oversee production, supply chain and manufacturing engineering. Rivian’s Chief Executive RJ Scaringe has said it would be able to double its production if there were no supply constraints, after he pointed to allocation of semiconductors being an issue.
Russia captures strategically important town ahead of 'next stage' of Ukraine invasion: UK intelligence
Russian forces have captured a key town with major ramifications for their invasion of Ukraine, according to the Russian military and British intelligence. Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said Russia had total control of the town of Lyman, according to state media. RUSSIA CLAIMS IT TESTED HYPERSONIC ZIRCON CRUISE MISSILEThe intelligence report went on to speculate that Russian military forces will likely utilize the position to force a river crossing to their advantage. "In the coming days, Russian units in the area are likely to prioritise forcing a crossing of the river. The British intelligence community has released a series of reports documenting expected developments on the Russian side of the conflict.
Pope's July visit to Africa to go ahead despite health issues
Pope Francis waves to members of the apostolic movement of the Roman Catholic Church "Cursillos in Christianity" at the Vatican, May 28, 2022. The Vatican issued a full programme on Saturday for the July 2-7 trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. There had been speculation the pope's visit to Africa might be postponed, as was a trip to Lebanon scheduled for June. The July 5-7 stop in Juba, capital of South Sudan, is a visit that has repeatedly been delayed because of security concerns. South Sudan is predominantly Christian and Francis is making the South Sudan leg together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Mexico confirms first case of monkeypox
REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/FilesMEXICO CITY, May 28 (Reuters) - Mexico on Saturday reported the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the country, according to deputy health secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell. The patient was a 50-year-old permanent resident of New York who is being treated in Mexico City, Lopez-Gatell said on Twitter. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterOn Friday, Argentina became the first Latin American country to report a case of monkeypox. Around 20 countries where monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the viral disease, with more than 200 confirmed or suspected infections mostly in Europe. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Diego Ore; Editing by Sandra MalerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Congo suspends flights from Rwanda over Kigali's alleged support for rebels
KINSHASA, May 28 (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo has summoned Rwanda's ambassador and suspended RwandAir flights to Congo in response to what it says is Kigali's support for M23 rebels carrying out a military offensive in its eastern borderlands. He said the government had designated the M23 a terrorist group and would exclude it from negotiations being held in Kenya with militia groups active in eastern Congo. On its website, Rwanda's army requested the release of two Rwandan soldiers it said were "kidnapped" along its border with Congo. Rwanda invaded Congo in 1996 to pursue the militiamen. Eastern Congo has experienced near constant conflict since then due to foreign invasions and insurgencies by rebel groups.
First steps in reforming global health emergency rules adopted at WHO meeting
A logo is pictured on the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File PhotoGENEVA, May 28 (Reuters) - Countries around the world on Saturday adopted an initial U.S.-led reform of the rules around disease outbreaks, known as the International Health Regulations (IHR), the United States said. The amendments, adopted at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, were agreed at a meeting seen as a once-in-a-generation chance for the U.N. health agency to strengthen its role after some 15 million deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic. "An updated, modernized IHR will help all countries and will ensure we have the information, resources, capacity, and transparency needed to address future global health crises," she said in a statement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterWriting by Paul Carrel; Editing by Nick MacfieOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Champions League final start delayed for security reasons
Soccer Football - Champions League Final - Liverpool v Real Madrid - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - May 28, 2022 General view of a message displayed on a big screen inside the stadium before the match as kick off is delayed REUTERS/Dylan MartinezPARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - The kick off of Saturday's Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid was delayed for security reasons, a stadium announcer said on Saturday. "The kick off must be delayed for some minutes for security reasons," the announcer said 15 minutes before the 2100 local time (1900GMT) scheduled start of the match. "The start of the match is delayed due to the late arrival of fans," it was announced later. The screening at the Stade de France is watertight,” French police said in a statement. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com RegisterReporting by Julien Pretot; Additional reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Ken FerrisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Nigeria's Jonathan can contest presidential elections next year, court rules
Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, has not yet said if he intends to contests the election. A judge on Friday ruled that Jonathan can contest in 2023, his lawyer said. "If the court had said it was binding, Jonathan would have been deemed to have done eight years in office and therefore not qualified to contest election as President of Nigeria," the lawyer said. He subsequently contested and won presidential elections under the People's Democratic Party (PDP), now an opposition party. Jonathan, who was defeated in 2015 by the APC's candidate, has not said under which party he intends to contest.
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Russian forces stepped up their assault on the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk on Saturday after claiming to have captured the nearby rail hub of Lyman, as Kyiv intensified its calls for longer-range weaponry from the West to help it fight back in the Donbas region. undefined ago